November 30 2019 0Comment

TUVO Instruments goes green(er)!

TUVO Instruments attempts to make their products more sustainable through sourcing more eco-friendly materials and making the production of for instance resistance thermometers (pt-100) and thermowells more environmentally friendly.

Sustainable materials

In an attempt to eventually develop an eco-friendly product line, TUVO Instruments is researching materials that may substitute currently used materials, while being more eco-friendly. The products of TUVO Instruments are already made from mostly recyclable materials, but the end goal is to approach a CO2- neutral product and/or production process. Currently, the largest part of TUVO Instruments products is manufactured out of stainless steel. Stainless steel is theoretically 100% recyclability and its long term life makes it an ideal environmental performer much better than many other materials. Since stainless steel is also unbeatable when it comes to a balance between rigidity and endurance, in combination with a low price point, finding an alternative is a challenge. The high-temperature tolerance is also vital in making stainless steel the material to beat.

Another material that is used a lot by TUVO Instruments is Aluminium. Aluminium is an infinitely recyclable material, and it takes up to 95 percent less energy to recycle aluminium than to produce primary aluminium, which also limits emissions, including greenhouse gases. Today, about 75 percent of all aluminium produced in history, nearly a billion tons, is still in use. Aluminium is also lighter than steel or stainless steel, reducing overall weight and in the bigger picture reducing transport weight and therefore emissions.

New materials have to be tested rigorously to find out if they can endure the same working environments as the metals currently in use. And even though price is not the most important factor, the industry needs a sufficiently attractive offer to step away from the regular product lines with less enviromentally friendly materials. Follow us in our journey towards eco-friendly products and processes and help us to make the world see the bigger picture.