Sustainability Simplified

Helping You Make Waves

We understand the importance of our products to the industrial process, but we also understand the impact they have on our shared environment. This is why our spray technology experts spend every day helping companies around the world reduce their resource consumption, lower their carbon footprint and operate more sustainably. Not many companies can say this: our products are good for the world and the bottom line.

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It All Starts with a Drop. . .

What goals are critical to your operations sustainability and ESG success? For most, the top three priorities include:

      1. Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

      2. Decrease water use

      3. Cut down on waste

Although a top priority, decreasing water use is often overlooked as a primary catalyst in aiding companies progress in ALL three areas. That’s because there’s more to water use than meets the eye. In fact, simple changes can yield significant results for your operation thanks to the Ripple Effect – leading to an exponential return on investment (eROI) in months, if not weeks.

Understanding the Ripple Effect

By reducing the amount of water you use within your operation, you also reduce the amount of energy required to heat, treat and transport that water. This has a direct impact on lowering GHG emissions and minimizing your operations total carbon footprint.

But the good doesn’t stop there. Optimizing your operations spray processes can have a positive impact in a number of other areas, many of which are often overlooked:

Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

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At first, the connection between sustainability and uptime may not be apparent. However, an essential component of an effective sustainability strategy is a regular maintenance program. Like any precision equipment, spray nozzles and systems need to be maintained to operate at peak efficiency. When they do, the result is more uptime, increased production, throughput and reduced maintenance costs.

Decrease Labor Costs

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The most important resource any company has is its people, especially with the labor market so tight. A sustainability program can offer ways to make the workforce more productive by automating certain spraying applications. In some applications, a completely automated system may be possible and workers can be deployed to other tasks. Automation also brings consistency and repeatability to most operations and contributes to better product and process quality.


Operate More Efficiently

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The conservation of resources, reduction of waste/scrap and optimization of the workforce are all benchmarks of an efficient and sustainable operation. Efficiency begins by examining cleaning, coating, cooling, lubricating, drying and other operations that use spray technology or manual labor. Improving operational efficiency is highly likely and ranges from small changes to total process automation.

Increase Worker Safety

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Proper application of fluids can eliminate slip hazards and improve air quality. Automating application of fluids can make it unnecessary for workers to interact with dangerous equipment and chemicals, while proper application can reduce misting and over-spray, further mitigating risks to those in the area.


Enhance Company Image

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Your customers, employees and shareholders are very aware of the actions your company takes. Operating sustainably sends a positive message to every key stakeholder and the community.

Save Money

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336,000 gallons. That’s how much water could flow through one new full cone spray nozzle every year. Now, let’s assume 150 nozzles are in operation. That adds up to 50,400,000 gallons per year.* Spray nozzles, like any precision component, will wear with use and nozzles will gradually begin to spray over capacity. Using worn nozzles — even those slightly worn — can cost the plant thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands, annually. For example, if you’re using 150 full cone nozzles that are 10% worn, you’ll waste 5,040,000 gallons per year. If the nozzles are 15% worn, you’ll waste 7,560,000 gallons per year. Making sure nozzles are spraying at the rated capacity will save water, chemicals and energy on every shift.

Use our calaculators to help determine how much water you may be wasting by using worn nozzles.

*Flow rate dependent on nozzle type, size and operating conditions.

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Simplify and Apply

Making sustainable improvements can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our Sustainability Assessment program was specifically designed to help you simplify and apply proven sustainability strategies across your operations. We do the work; you reap the rewards. That’s sustainability simplified.

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