The Zug-based Swisspor Group is a manufacturer of insulation materials In 2010, they opened their first new factory in Châtel-St-Denis and, more recently, their second factory which was completed between 2015 and 2016. Taking the highway between Lausanne and Fribourg, it's hard not to see the facility with its recognizable exterior envelope The facades are dotted with ribbons in the company's colors. On the roof, solar panels produce electricity This way, a total energy autonomy is possible thanks to these and to the heat recovery in the factory. The dimensions of the building are imposing, 150 m by 75 m and the lowest point in the storage area is 8m high. The hall is divided into two areas: the production side and the storage side. The production side is entirely made of reinforced concrete, which is necessary due to the heavy weight of the whole production line Prefabricated posts support the structure, they were spaced sufficiently to leave as much space as possible and the greatest freedom in the layout to the operator. By making good use of the 8 meter difference in height between the two sides of the structure, the trucks were able to access the loading docks directly It goes without saying that Implenia, the general contractor responsible for this construction, called on companies in the Swisspor Group for various materials used in the construction.
Emergency lighting concept
The emergency lighting concept for the construction of this plant was based on the use of two energy cabinets. The one serving the eastern part of the building is connected to four relay boxes. These are used to retransmit the links and thus reduce the number of cables. The cabinet that serves the northern part is connected to two boxes. The energy cabinets contain inverters that regulate the current and prevent malfunctions in the emergency lighting systems. Approximately 80 lights have been installed and are connected to the energy cabinets. They are used to illuminate the rooms in case of a power failure and to indicate the escape routes in case of an evacuation. In addition, seven portable lights with integrated batteries have been positioned, which have a high projection power.
All of our devices use LED technology This technology allows us to offer long-lasting and low energy consumption installations, in line with the expectations of our time and the desire to provide environmentally friendly products.