BIRNS Wins Spain ELF Contract

Supplying More Than 300 Seismically Qualified Lighting Systems to C.N. Almaraz

OXNARD, CA − BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lights for demanding nuclear applications, has received a new lighting contract for Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant in Almaraz, Spain. BIRNS provided a comprehensive illumination study for the station for upgrading its lighting systems in its control rooms and hallways, and then developed an action plan that included supplying more than 300 BIRNS Emergency Lighting Fixture-LEDs for the station’s two pressurized water reactors (1049 and 1044 MWe). The BIRNS ELF-LEDs™ are brilliant wall-mounted lighting solutions that deliver 24-40 hours of high intensity emergency illumination in the event of SBO or loss of AC power (10CFR50.63), and are precision engineered for use inside primary nuclear containment.

The units are seismically qualified per IEEE-344, capable of withstanding a major earthquake, and feature integral sealed rechargeable batteries and solid-state charging circuitry providing superior performance. The systems also have a robust stainless steel construction resistant to humidity, acids, and other corrosives. BIRNS ELF-LEDs are designed in accordance with UL 924, ‟Emergency Lighting Equipment” and NFPA 70, ‟National Electrical Code” and help comply with NRC EA-12-049/SECY-11-0124, especially near-term actions 4.1 and 4.2, and 10CFR50.54(hh)(2).




About BIRNS, Inc.,

Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications. For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙ ∙ .∙ .




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