Lithium batteries by Clayton Power reduce generator use for Aarsleff Pipe Technologies
Great cost reduction, Less noise and a 75% CO2-reduction; this is the result of the cooperation between Danish Clayton Power and Aarsleff in developing energy efficient solutions to trenchless pipe rehabilitation.
By: Clayton Power
A 75% reduction in CO2 emission
”The Swineherd”, one of Aarsleff’s mobile systems for installations of CIPP linings, is built with the new battery pack as the primary energy source.
”The energy comes from a 230 and 24 Volt hybrid power system based on the lithium-battery technology. The lithium batteries are quickly recharged by a diesel-generator – it takes less than one and a half hours – and then the generator shuts down automatically”
This means that the generator is only running 20-25% of the time, as opposed to 24/7 as it used to being the only energy source. It is thereby possible to reduce the generator’s operating time by 75% and save up to 1.000 liter diesel each month as well as 28 tons CO2 on a yearly basis – solely on “The Swineherd”.
Less noise and a welcome to urban areas
The reduction of CO2 emission and the lower diesel use are not the only advantages.
”We have built a system, which gives us several considerable environmental improvements. Our noise is significantly lower, now that the operation of the diesel-generator has been reduced and combined with the low CO2 emission it allows us to operate in urban areas around the clock with the lowest possible inconvenience to the surrounding residents”, says Peder Bjerre Jakobsen, the head of sales and marketing at Aarsleff Pipe Technologies and continues:
“For our clients, especially power supply companies, it is of great importance, that their pipes are rehabilitated using energy-conserving methods and thereby contribute to the reduction of environmental impact. When we can reduce noise at the same time, we offer a highly desirable solution”.
Payback period of less than four years – solely in saved diesel
The construction of ”The Swineherd’s”
“Building a new CIPP lining system, developing our technology and refining our equipment, obviously requires a large investment, but measured in saved diesel alone, the investment with the lithium battery package is payed off in only four years”, concludes leading man for Aarsleff Pipe Technologies, Esben Meyer.
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