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Flamco Expansion Vessels: Pioneering Sustainable Solutions
Flamco, a leading brand under the Aalberts hydronic flow control business segment, is dedicated to developing innovative technologies for current and future climate systems. With a commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging themselves, Flamco takes pride in making dreams a reality for their customers. In their pursuit of sustainability, Flamco's focus on the entire life cycle of their products sets them apart.
Leading the Way in Sustainable HVAC Solutions
Buildings consume substantial materials and energy, presenting opportunities for significant savings. Flamco is at the forefront of making HVAC installations and buildings more sustainable. By considering the entire life cycle of their products, Flamco ensures that each phase contributes to minimizing environmental impact. Their dedication to innovation and professionalism drives them towards creating no-nonsense solutions that deliver tangible
A Comprehensive Approach to Environmental Impact
Understanding Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs):
Flamco conducts LCAs using standardized and internationally recognized methods (NEN-EN-ISO 14040 and 14044). With the aid of professional programs and data such as openLCA and ecoinvent, Flamco obtains reliable insights into the environmental impact of their products. These valuable findings empower Flamco to drive further innovation and achieve environmental savings. Moreover, Flamco shares this data with their customers, enabling them to make informed choices and support sustainable practices.
Setting a New Standard in Sustainability
The Environmental Impact of Expansion Vessels:
Expansion vessels are crucial components in HVAC installations, and Flamco ensures that their environmental impact is thoroughly assessed. Recently, Flamco conducted an LCA for their new Flexcon Premium expansion vessel, comparing it with four Flamco expansion vessels and a competitor's model. The LCA focused on key factors determining the environmental impact, using 18 different indicators summarized into four final indicators: impact on humans, ecosystems, available resources, and CO2 emissions.
Superior Environmental Performance
Flamco expansion vessels surpassed the competitor's models in all four indicators, primarily due to their extended service life. The standout performer was the 'Flexcon Premium 18 litres, 3 bar' model, demonstrating nearly three times better results than the competitor's vessel. Of particular note, Flamco expansion vessels showcased an impressive 66.1% reduction in CO2 emissions throughout their entire service life until end-of-life treatment.
Long Service Life and Lower CO2 Emissions
The exceptional environmental performance of Flamco expansion vessels stems from their long service life. The vessels feature a plastic membrane made of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), which outperforms traditional materials like SBR and Butyl rubber in terms of durability. The TPO membrane is not only lighter, requiring up to 50% less material, but it is also highly recyclable, further reducing CO2 emissions. Additionally, the high-quality membrane, combined with a clamping ring instead of a welded connection, ensures an impressive service life of 15 years.
Flamco's dedication to sustainability and their innovative approach to expansion vessel design sets them apart as industry leaders. Their expansion vessels demonstrate remarkable long service life and significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to other manufacturers. By considering the entire life cycle of their products and sharing valuable data, Flamco empowers their customers to make informed choices that contribute to a more sustainable future.