The business idea Atlantech has been developed to meet specific technical needs of the sector, but without forgetting the crucial importance of the economic aspect.
Atlantech, with the Lux technology, makes of the economic saving and the competitiveness two of its strengths. It brings benefits both to the installer companies and to end users, public and private. To use the Atlantech Lux technology means to save the 30-40% of the installation costs, without taking into account the benefits from the reduction of the 75% of the installation times.
Thanks to the Atlantech Lux technology it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions in the production cycle of materials, in the installation phase, and in the recovery and disposal of the device at end of its life. The Atlantech Lux products are reuseble and recyclable: thanks to the first feature it is possible to remove the foundation from the ground and re-use it in a different location for the installation of a new lighting pole, thanks to the second it is possible to recycle the product at the end of its life obtaining new raw materials for the construction of a new device.
In fact, the steel produced from recycled material does not show any degradation in mechanical properties, thus being indistinguishable from the "new" material.
Steel is never consumed, but continuously transformed through recycling processes. This process perfectly describes the concept of "permanent material", at the base of the circular economy.
Steel is a 100% recyclable material, which can be recycled over and over without losing any of its original properties. For this reason, steel is today by far the most recycled material in the world (source: BIR - Bureau of International Recycling - World Steel Recycling). The life cycle of the steel is essentially endless, which makes it a real "permanent resource", essential for the development of a sustainable economy.
After the useful life of the work in which a steel element is inserted, in fact, it can be brought back to the foundry to assume any other function. It is in fact possible to transform the scrap through production processes with an electric arc furnace. In the Anglo-Saxon world this property is indicated synthetically with the term up-cycling, to create a distinction with materials that are subject to property losses and used in lower-level applications (down-cycling). There are also some cases in which the material at the end of its life has been reintegrated into other applications.
From the production phase to the processing phase, steel reduces pollutant emissions and the amount of energy used. The electric arc furnaces, currently in wide circulation, guarantee compared to the old ovens:
- noise limitation at 45dB;
- high dust reduction;
- 50% reduction in water requirements;
- reduction of over 50% in energy requirements;
- limitation of CO2 emissions.
The percentage of recycling of steel profiles is over 90%: in the world 14 tons of steel are recycled per second.
Recycling avoids the consumption of other oil necessary for the production of materials from fresh raw materials of extraction and involves the reduction of the environmental load, of the emissions of CO2 and other pollutants.
STEEL IS RECYCLABLE TO INFINITY
The material deriving from the recycling of steel (99%) is a material of first choice. The remaining 1% is recovered as an inert material for road use.
SCENARIOS OF END OF THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF A BUILDING
Source: British Constructional Steelwork Association
In the European Union, in 2014 around 40% of steel production was carried out thanks to the recovery and recycling of ferrous material, which is then recast to create new steel products.
In Italy, the leading European manufacturer of electric furnace steel, this percentage is significantly higher and, in 2014, exceeds 72%.
Italy has the highest annual quantity of ferrous scrap recycled in steel mills throughout the European Community.
In 2014, Italian steel mills recycled more than 18 million tons of ferrous scrap, of which about 87% was of European origin (65% from national collection, 22% imported from other European countries and the remaining 13% from countries).
Ferrous scrap can legitimately be considered as a real "mine".
The next table shows the carbon emission due to the productions of the materials using the traditional concrete plinth (kg CO2 saved) and the Atlantech Lux technology (kg CO2 produced). The difference between the two values represents the CO2 saved using the Atlantech technology.
|Weight of the concrete plinth (kg)||Weight of Atlantech products (kg)||CO2 saved (kg)||CO2 produced (kg)|
For example, 10,000 Atlantech Lux Medium avoid the emission of about 1,420,000 kg of CO2, only in the materials production cycle, allowing Atlantech to develop along the path traced by the world's leaders in the international summit on climate change.
Atlantech has invested more than two years in R&D activities to be able to offer a new device in compliance with the national and international regulations. Particular attention was addressed to the safety of the installation system in terms of public safety and in the workplace too.
The Atlantech Lux products allow a perfect connection between the pole and the screw foundation for the discharge of current to the ground, ensuring an excellent grounding system of the lighting pole that prevents cases of electric shock and it increases the safety of persons.
The real cause of lighting poles inclination on the roads is not the wind action but the weight of the foundation that, over time, cause the subsidence of the concrete plinth. The Atlantech Lux technology is the solution to this problem: the not invasive Atlantech foundation system provides a perfect verticality of the pole over time, ensuring more security for citizens.
The Atlantech Lux products can be installed in few minutes reducing the working time. It means that, especially on the roads and in the urban centers, we obtain more safety for the road traffic and for the workers on site, as well as for citizens. The stationary building sites are eliminated.
The easy and fast installation is the main feature that diversify the Atlantech Lux technology from the traditional installation with concrete plinths. Only two workers equipped with one small-excavator and hydraulic auger can install in one working day about 30 Atlantech Lux devices immediately available for the pole installation. With the traditional concrete plinths in one working day a team install a maximum of 6/7 concrete foundations: the reduction of about the 75% of the installation times.
When the installers work on busy streets and in cases of natural disaster or emergencies, where there is the need to install entire lighting lines in a short time, the Atlantech Lux products are the perfect solution.
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