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Arla Foods

Arla Foods

Eaton's Cooper Lighting and Safety business designs and fits solutions for the world's largest fresh milk dairy processing plant.

In September 2010, Arla announced plans for a ‘mega dairy’ located on the outskirts of Aylesbury. This new facility plans to be the world’s first zero carbon milk processing facility. Eaton’s Cooper Lighting and Safety designed and supplied a full package of mains and emergency lighting solutions across production facilities and office areas.

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting and Safety was selected for this project due to the company’s ability to supply the entire internal lighting range for the facility. The team provided a full solution including the latest technology and market leading products. In addition, the full emergency lighting system was designed to deliver the right products suitable for the building’s needs.

As part of a comprehensive energy-saving solution, Litex LED was supplied for the cold store areas. Conducive to warehouse applications, Litex LED’s highly effective multi-die arrays, combined with excellent thermal management and driver compatibility ensures a long and virtually maintenance free life. A bespoke quick release bracket system was designed to minimise maintenance time and cost. The bespoke chip quantity configuration reduced the number of wiring points and quantity required while still delivering a compliant lighting design.

For the processing areas, a bespoke 4 Industry luminaire was supplied. Sealed to i-P65, the 4 Industry multi-lamp high bay was modified to include an internal reflector for increased performance plus the addition of quick release brackets.

A CEAG system was chosen as the emergency lighting system. Providing the client with inverter backed up emergency lighting while allowing automatic testing and flexibility to change the emergency fittings from non-maintained to maintained with a press of a button. There are four inverter units spread across the site, all controlled from a single computer.

Emergency lighting luminaires include a variety of LED solutions from Litex high bay in the cold store and process areas to the i-P65 LED for the low level process areas. Office areas were fitted with 1w LED emergency fitting, Micropoint 2, this small luminaire combines the role of emergency light with background or security light, adjustable between settings with a touch sensitive button. Both i-P65 and Micropoint 2 luminaires were supplied with open area escape route optics keeping quantities to a minimum while still complying with design requirements.

The wide range of fittings installed on site are directly in keeping with the site’s environmental agenda due to use of energy-efficient and maintenance free LED technologies with CO2 savings coming in at over 104 tonnes.

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