Commitment to Carbon-Free Fuelled Future – July 2019

We are proud that the UK champions clean energy. With brand new records of 16 days coal-free, the UK is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.  The UK was one of the first countries to recognise and act on the economic and security threats of climate change. The Climate Change Act, passed in 2008, committed the UK to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 when compared to 1990 levels, through a process of setting 5 year caps on greenhouse gas emissions termed ‘Carbon Budgets’. This approach has now been used as a model for action across the world, and is mirrored by the United Nations’ Paris Agreement.

At Coltraco Ultrasonics we too are committed to cutting our carbon emissions to ensure we can play a part in this need for change. We are proud to comply with ISO 14001 standards for the environmental management of systems. We recycle and use recycled products wherever possible. We intend to have minimal non-recyclable or biodegradable plastics in our packaging and in new materials such as bubble wrap and stationary to be eco-friendly. 

By operating in the wind sector we are pleased that we can help contribute to a carbon-free fuelled future. Coltraco are proud to be a part of the UK’s renewable energy sector via our work supporting leading wind turbine operator to improve their fire safety. As part of our commitment, we joined Renewable UK in 2018, the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association and are involved in Onshore wind, Offshore wind and Supply Chain Member Forums. Wind farms provided a record 17.1% of the UK's electricity last year (2018), with renewables now powering a third of demand. 

Our devices are also designed to be environmentally friendly. The Portascanner® WATERTIGHT is an ultrasonic watertight integrity tester. Traditional methods of testing via “hose testing” which consists of a nozzle of 12mm diameter is sprayed from a distance of 1 to 1.5 meters with a water jet pressure of 0.5  This is damaging to the environment due to the waste water used and the pollutants that run off, into the sea.  Traditional methods of testing cylinders were using a radioactive ultrasonic liquid level indicator. Although these are mostly banned, some countries do still legalise the use of the radioactive units. Our ultrasonic technology is non–damaging to the environment and to the people using them.

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