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Created On: 17 January 2005 11:34 AM
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 17 January 2005 11:34 AM
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deleted_zloty

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Hi!
I'm designing an electrical installation on MOPU (Mobile Offshore Production Unit). I have to install aircraft obstacle lights on top of the boom of the crane. Does anybody know how such lights should be controlled. When shall I turn it on? Do I need to have ABS approval for such lights? Give me some advice about this case, please.
 17 January 2005 04:37 PM
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pjcomp

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You could do worse than talking to the Civil Aviation Authority, who'll tell you what you should have, and then have a chat with some of the operators whose aircraft will be on the receiving end - the users can usually give a few tips about what they find useful over and above whatever the regulations say

 17 January 2005 09:09 PM
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intrinsic4225B

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Your best starting point at the CAA would probably be the Safety Regulation Group at Gatwick. If they cannot help you directly, they should be able to point you in the direction of the correct department.

Safety Regulation Group
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR
T: 01293 567171

You may also wish to have a look at Section 4.4 Obstacles - Marking & Lighting of the CAA publication CAP437 Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas - Guidance on Standards which is available to download here.


Best Regards,

Ross C
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Edited: 17 January 2005 at 11:23 PM by intrinsic4225B
 18 January 2005 01:07 PM
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lesliebutterfields

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I used to work for thorn lighting about 20 + years ago.

I think they may still have an airfield lighting division..... worth a try.

leslie
 18 January 2005 08:29 PM
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intrinsic4225B

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Thorn are indeed still in the aeronautical lighting business. The website of Thorn Airfield Lighting can be found here.

Alstom are another company who make some relatively compact obstruction lights, including some using neon lamp technology and some available as certified for potentially explosive atmospheres. More information can be found here.

Best Regards,

Ross C
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 28 January 2005 10:53 AM
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deleted_Sparkster

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My company Manufacture the Neon tubes for Alstom aircraft obsticle lamps
They are only available from Alstom as they own the paitents on the lamps
You can contact the company on 01788 563563 they are based in the uk at Rugby
Aldtom power conversion ltd airports division.
Hope this is of some help to you.

Neon Craft Ltd (Leeds UK)

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 14 March 2005 04:13 PM
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deleted_glidepath05

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obstruction light as they are also know as:

you could try the low power led versions from

Contarnex Europe Limited

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these i guarantee are very good units.
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