Manchester Airport, Manchester, Great Britain, 2016

Manchester AirportThe LOYTEC Competence Center Calon in cooperation with the company Building Environment Control integrated a modern DALI lighting system with constant light control and occupancy detection in the Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 already in 2013. In further project stages, the very same lighting control solution has been extended to the public areas of the airport’s terminals T1 & T3, with the aim of further reducing energy consumption following the site wide replacement of the existing luminaires to a full LED solution.

The project included the installation of DALI occupancy adn DALI daylight sensors in all areas, this coupled with field intelligent processors, would enable lighting loads to be shed when areas were unoccupied. By introducing this level of automation, further energy reductions would be achieved by utilising natural daylight.

Individual control panels are installed locally within the terminal switch rooms; these connect the DALI control bus to the BACnet based BMS system via LOYTEC L-DALI controllers. The system design not only provides a fully dynamic lighting control solution, but also provides full system monitoring of the energy consumption, device status along with detailed reporting of fault conditions. Information is available down to individual ballast and sensor level. The system design is based completely around open protocol solutions (BACnet and DALI), from sensors to controllers and also incorporates complete flexibility for any future expansion. The lighting controls system is an integral part of the BMS system, providing a full graphical implementation, which is also combined with detailed reporting functions to support the on-site maintenance teams. The system is a fully web-based solution and is therefore available both internally and externally.

In 2014 following successful trials, the BMS system was linked to Manchester Airport’s flight information system (Chroma), which provided further energy savings by the use of dynamic scheduling. Lighting setpoint levels could now be adjusted based on real time flight movements and therefore further maximise the lighting efficiency.

The fundamental principal behind intelligent lighting controls and intelligent building controls is to ensure to use energy as and when required. The lighting controls system controls to power lighting only when the lighting levels drop below a pre-set threshold and when there is occupancy presence within these areas. Results are quite impressive, with energy reduction of up to 89 %, totalling to a reduction of seven GWh of electrical energy (see table below).

In addition, the installed system now provides in depth management information about each individual luminaire, such as installed date, level of dimming, failures and overall energy use. The data provided by this system is a key tool in supporting Manchester Airport’s asset optimization process.

In November 2016 this Manchester Airport Project was honored with the LUX Award 2016 in London as "Project of the Year 2016" in the category "Industrial and Transport Lighting".

  Usage prior to efficiency schemes  

Usage following luminaire replacements

Usage showing further reduction following lighting controls schemes   Total annual reduction following luminaire replacement and lighting controls schemes
 Location  MWh  MWh  Reduction  MWh       Reduction  MWh  Reduction
 Terminal 1  2942  1112  62 %  440  60 %  2502  85 %
 Terminal 2  3739  1514  60 %  576  62 %  3163  85 %
 Terminal 3  1657  582  65 %  184  68 %  1473  89 %
 Total  8338  3208    1200    7138  

 

Main Menu with example of areas  Terminal 2 - Airport Manchester  Departure Gate Lighting System

 

Interesting Facts

Location Manchester, Great Britain

Number of Nodes DALI ballasts: > 9,500 and DALI multi-sensors: > 1,200
Topology BACnet, DALI

Companies involved Calon, Building Environment Control

LOYTEC Components    82 x LDALI-ME204

LOYTEC Tools

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