After two months of trial operation, the flight-linked dimming system for high mast lights at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport was officially put into operation on September 1. As the second phase of Baiyun Airport’s high-mast lighting system renovation project, this system achieves the “intelligent + energy-saving” effect by linking the high-mast lighting control system and flight information, which is the first of its kind in any airport in the country.
After the new system is put into operation, combined with the first phase of the high pole lighting system renovation project, the annual power consumption of the high pole lights at Baiyun Airport will be reduced from 7.89 million kilowatt hours to 2.37 million kilowatt hours, and the comprehensive power saving rate can reach 70%.
The renovation of Baiyun Airport’s high pole lighting system involves a total of 178 high pole lights in the airport. As a “big energy consumer” in the flight area, the apron high pole lights have the original lighting start-stop mode of full on and full off, and the original halogen lamps are always on. If it is too long, it will easily lead to high failure rate and high maintenance costs. Baiyun Airport relies on the innovation studio to connect elements such as front-end lighting data collection, aircraft position operation information feedback, and control system linkage to achieve intelligent flight information linkage control.
Linkage control based on flight information system
This transformation connects the high-mast light intelligent management and control platform with the airport flight information system data. By reading the corresponding flight information data, such as flight number, parking space, real-time arrival time, real-time departure time and other information, you can completely while ensuring the operating illumination of the aircraft stand, flight-linked management and control of the high-mast lights is carried out to maximize the energy-saving effect.
Intelligent dimming technology based on the Internet of Things
This renovation applied the Internet of Things intelligent dimming technology, which can intelligently and smoothly adjust the illumination of the high pole lights according to the actual use needs of the aircraft. At the same time, it can group the combined aircraft and allocate multiple sets of combined illumination given values. While ensuring the safety of the illumination of the machine position, the energy-saving space is maximized.
Illumination control based on flight area site
This renovation uses illumination sensors at four different locations in the renovation area to detect real-time illumination values in the flight area. Multiple interlocks control the switching and dimming of the high pole lights to ensure that the aircraft can automatically perform control operations of the high pole lights according to weather conditions.
Technology application based on multiple security mechanisms
Safety is the lifeline of civil aviation, and operational safety in flight areas must always be given top priority. This transformation adopted multiple safety assurance mechanism technologies, including back-end system security mechanism, control network security mechanism, on-site control security mechanism, dimming failure safety mechanism, etc., to ensure that the backup mode can be activated in time in the event of a failure and to ensure normal lighting in the flight area.