Inmesol, a Company Committed to the Environment
Inmesol generator sets have always been environmentally friendly (not just because they are painted green!) and we work constantly to make them even more eco-friendly.
It is a fact that the manufacture, transportation and the very function of many products which exist on the market generate gas emissions in the atmosphere. At Inmesol it has always been a priority for our generator sets not to have undue impact on the environment, and we work continuously to reduce emissions during the manufacture, transportation and operational processes.
Reduction of Gas Emissions During the Operational Phase of Generator Sets
The gas emissions into the atmosphere during the operational phase of a generator set – when it is working to produce electricity – mainly depend on the built-in motor. To minimise emissions during this phase, Inmesol offers a wide range of generator sets with the latest low-emission motors. Likewise, we assemble the alternators in the most efficient way possible to reduce emissions even further when the gensets are switched on.
Reduction of Emissions During the Manufacturing Process
Although it may seem strange at first that the emissions related to the manufacture and transport of a generator set have a significant relevance in terms of the total emissions produced in its complete life cycle, the truth is that most of the generator sets we manufacture are for emergency purposes and only operate during the regular revisions carried out to ensure their proper maintenance or when they are used to supply electricity when there is a failure in the mains supply. This is a total of around 600 to 1000 hours at most of active hours for each generator set.
Aside from the aforementioned motor and alternators, there are other components which contribute to our equipment being eco-friendly, as we manufacture them ourselves. For example, the chassis and the canopies. At Inmesol we manufacture these pieces with pickled sheets. Similarly, during the design process, we endeavour to work with pre-cut metal sheets, thereby greatly reducing the number of journeys from the factory and the waste to be recycled. Moreover, we mechanise the sheet production through punching and bending the steel sheets in profiles, optimising the welding using robots. On the assembly line the majority of the work is done manually, thus notably reducing the gas emissions into the atmosphere during this phase of generator set production.
Reduction of Emissions During the Painting Process
The Inmesol painting plant is designed to be highly efficient in terms of energy. We scrupulously monitor the gas emissions and the loss of heat during the cleaning and paint application process, using a powder coverage system which reduces the environmental impact while dilutions and liquids are drying. This system is very effective but must be carefully controlled to prevent large amounts of energy being consumed, which would produce emissions.
Reduction of Emissions During the Loading Test Process
The final tests we perform to check the operability of the generator sets cause emissions as we have to turn the equipment on and even do so in overload conditions. We are currently studying how to recycle the electricity produced during these tests. However, as we are not allowed to reintroduce this surplus supply to the power network, resolving the problem efficiently is complicated. Nonetheless, at Inmesol we are considering possible co-generation systems as a solution.
Reduction of Emissions During Storage and Transportation
At Inmesol we export generator sets around the world, so we are constantly optimising their design for the most efficient use of space possible in lorries and containers. These improvements not only reduce transport costs, but can also reduce fuel emissions by up to 25% (according to research by SCANIA). Likewise, we make a great effort to design space-effective boxes, pallets, etc. so products can be sent correctly according to the load capacity of lorries and containers.