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Newsletter 29 - GREEN ECONOMY

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The Vortex Choice for the future

The workshops originally built in the 70’s have been modernised by replacing the original asbestos-cement roofing with another fiber-cement material in accordance with current health and safety regulations.

During the re-roofing activities the new roof was insulated with polyurethane foam which offers energy saving throughout the year in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Some of our factory buildings had their walls lined with a thermal insulating coating with a facing Marmoroc® ‘clip-on’ precast facing bricks.

Operating costs and pollution have been reduced by changing the fuel oil heating system with a methane gas system. 

The internal natural brightness in the industrial buildings has been improved so resulting in significant savings of electric energy consumption. 

Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roofs of all our workshops that yield a 600kW energy capacity. Our annual consumption of electric Energy is 320.850 kWh, the photovoltaic annual production is 513.500 kWh. The photovoltaic system has avoided an input of CO2 into the atmosphere of 285.277 kg. 

Vortex has achieved and confirmed the Cermet Environment certification UNI ENI ISO 14001 that proves that all the activities of the factories are done in according with this high demanding standards Energy savings are also introduced in the operation of the concrete roof tile production plants as follows:

a) Use of high-performance electrical motors.

b) Replacement of more than 80% of the worm-wheel reducers with high efficiency gearboxes, obtaining a higher performance return of 15 to 25%.

c) The HPU electrical motors and the transport system are now only activated during the operation of the various actuators with both the saving of energy and wear of moving parts.

d) Now the ‘Rotaryrack’ curing system is housed in a building clad with external high insulating panels enabling the internal temperature of the chamber to remain constant with minimum heat lost. This enables newly made roof tiles to be cured without the need to operate the heating system. …and, JUST ASK !


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