How one company harnesses solar power for its pipe fittings and manifold fabrication
Renewable energy is a topic of interest amongst all walks of life; from scientists to politicians to the everyday person concerned about the legacy they’ll leave for future generations.
So, when a company finds new ways to approach renewable energy in its manufacturing process, you can’t help but take notice.
Allmach is pioneering solar-powered fabrication by harnessing renewable energy, to turn production on its head.
Solar steel anyone?
Can pipe fabrication really be powered by renewable energy like the sun?
Allmach has invested in a large bank of solar panels on their fabrication facility that can harness up to 20kW of solar power. This allows the team to draw power for their fabrication straight from the renewable energy source, and not tap into the grid.
Company Executive Chris Millar says “While households often use solar panels to reduce some of their overall usage for energy-hungry home appliances, it is not as common for businesses using solar to power production in this way. We are effectively reducing our carbon footprint with every pipe fitting and manifold we fabricate in-house. This ties in with our overall ethos of corporate responsibility and innovative thinking”
Helping the building industry get back on its feet
Many industries have been hit hard over the past few years due to the Covid 19 pandemic, but building and construction have been one of the hardest hit. Global supply chain issues have been crippling businesses and tradies, causing delays to projects and a source of frustration for both suppliers and clients.
Allmach has met such supply issues head-on by giving those in building and construction a predictable local source of pipe, fittings and manifolds without the long wait times to source materials. Shipments no longer need to arrive from overseas or to be transported from WA to serve other parts of Australia.
Supplying locally fabricated pipe fittings and manifolds save on transportation costs for customers while reducing the environmental impact. Renewable energy to fabricate the piping in-house and a smaller environmental footprint is something we can all be happy about.
And while we’re on the subject of environmentally friendly products
It is no surprise that plastic is one material we’ve come to rely on (and overuse) that can be particularly nasty for the environment. One product we encounter in our line of work is pvc, namely pvc sewer piping.
It is the least recyclable plastic, emits toxins into the atmosphere during manufacture, and leaches toxins into the soil and water sources when in use.
Not great at all…
A better option is to use polyethylene (PE) sewer pipe instead. It is a sustainable, low-cost alternative to pvc, and has both durability and recyclability advantages over pvc.
Allmach’s SewerStream is a polyethylene pipe product that is lightweight and flexible, with PE pipe and fittings specifically designed for gravity sewer and wastewater applications. Being incredibly lightweight, there is the bonus of fewer carbon emissions during transportation.
SewerStream PE piping is a winner for customers who want a lightweight pipe that’s safer to use than common pvc piping.
Allmach is proud to harness a renewable source of energy from the sun to power its in-house pipe fabrication for the Australian market.
Together with its polyethylene (PE) SewerStream fittings and piping, Allmach is doing its part to be environmentally conscious through innovation and progressive applications of its products.
Visit www.allmach.com.au to learn more or speak to one of our technical experts for advice on building better solutions for your business.