PIT MASTER COST SAVINGS & EFFICIENCY
Over the period of any supply term or contract and the succeeding years of operation, the Pit Master LED Lighting Towers will pay for themselves multiple times within their 10 year period through cost savings and measurable efficiencies over traditional metal halide lighting towers. The Pit Master OEM cost savings and efficiency program has been formulated to maximise cost reductions in the following areas:
EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE
Pit Master LED lighting towers are built with 12/24VDC extra low voltage electrical systems ensuring that mining, industrial and construction industries can eliminate the risk of electrocution under their obligations to:
- OHS Act 2000 and OHS Regulation 2001 NSW
- Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999
Risk to personnel has been dramatically reduced when using a Risk Assessment Matrix and Job Safety analysis assessments.
REDUCTION IN FUEL USE
Traditional metal halide lighting towers require larger engines and high voltage gensets to provide a power source for the unit. Generally metal halide lighting towers will consume 3.0 to 4.0 litres per hour, where the Pit Master LED lighting towers will consume 0.6 to 2.6 litres per hour depending on the model.
The Pit Master LED lighting tower average fuel burn of 1.00 litre per hour compared to a metal halide tower consuming 3.0 litres per hour, could produce a carbon footprint saving of 5.30kg per hour of CO2 emissions. This would equate to 63.6kg of CO2 emissions savings in a typical 12 hour shift operation. Pit Master LED lighting towers run in mining operations 365 days of the year would therefore save around 23 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions per lighting tower in operation.
HIGH VOLTAGE PARTS COSTS
The Metal halide lights in conventional lighting towers require a high rate of maintenance due to the durability of components such as bulbs, ballasts and light fittings. These components are susceptible to failure through transportation vibration and general mine site and Industrial working conditions.
Pit Master is the only OEM LED lighting tower manufacturer that has invested millions of dollars in R&D to develop the Pit Master LED light that has the required light output for use in mining and industrial applications. Other lighting tower manufacturers use mass produced LED lights not necessarily designed for the rigors of lighting tower use.
The Pit Master manufacturing combination of both LED lights and Lighting towers provides for the expertise to work with mining and industrial companies on light specific requirements. Pit Master has the expertise to offer LED light options for lighting towers via different combinations of spot or flood LED lights, or design LED lights with lower colour temperatures for specific applications or the softer transition from light to dark.
All Pit Master LED Lights are repairable and Pit Master OEM offers a LED Light exchange program which adds additional cost savings over the life of the Pit Master Lighting tower.
REFUELLING COST ANALYSIS
When considering refueling expenses, the general maintenance costs will be similar, but it is the more efficient Pit Master LED Lighting Tower that has less fuel usage over the fuel capacity that delivers greater savings than the conventional Metal Halide lighting tower.
Metal Halide standard refuelling intervals are generally around 2-3 days, where the Pit Master LED Lighting Towers can run up to 30 days without refuelling (10:1 Refuelling Ratio).
HIGH VOLTAGE MAINTENANCE COSTS
High voltage metal halide lighting towers are required by law to have statutory checks completed on each lighting tower by qualified high voltage electricians at specified times throughout the year.
These checks can disrupt the normal flow of a mine or industrial site and take time and money to schedule and ensure compliance. Pit Master LED lighting towers are all completely 24VDC Extra Low Voltage and do not require these regulatory checks thereby eliminating all electrocution risks.
PIT MASTER PARTS RATIONALISATION
Pit Master LED Lighting Towers deliver efficiency and cost savings through the development of a component rationalisation program designed to reduce the amount of spares required across the range of Pit Master LED Lighting Towers.
Each Pit Master LED Lighting Tower has the same engine, alternator, and componentry which limits the amount of inventory and critical spares that are required in any mining operation to keep all units in premium condition, reducing the operating cost per day and contributing to extended utilisation percentages