LED technology is rapidly becoming competitive with HID (High Intensity Discharge) and HPS (High Pressure Sodium) light sources for outdoor area lighting. There’s a huge potential of LED luminaires to save energy while providing high-quality lighting.
Recent advances in LED technology have resulted in a new option for outdoor area lighting, with several potential advantages over HPS sources. Well-designed LED outdoor luminaires can provide the required surface illumination using less energy and with improved uniformity, compared to HPS sources. LED luminaires also have significantly longer life-spans (50,000 hours or more, compared to 15,000-20,000) with better lumen maintenance.
Within the first half of 2014, Black Sea Terminal (BST) has transshipped about 904, 000 metric tons of hydrocarbons, which consisted of 46% heavy oil products, 53% light oil products and 0.9% propylene. These oil products have been received by 14,130 rail tank cars and loaded onto 58 sea tankers.
According to the agreement between Black Sea Terminal LLC and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia (MoE), BST is obliged to conduct environmental monitoring of BST facilities and the adjacent areas. The environmental monitoring process is described in the Environmental Monitoring and Measurement scheme approved by the MoE.
Environmental monitoring is aimed at measuring, controlling and mitigating any negative influence on the environment resulting from the operation of BST Terminal.
Quarterly environmental monitoring includes soil and water sampling, noise level and air-quality monitoring at BST sites and adjacent areas.