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Dye vats incorporated into carpet company's commitment to energy efficiency

A Tasmanian carpet company has improved the efficiency of heat transfer around its two largest dye vats.

The achievement at Devonport’s Tascot factory has had the immediate effect of reducing the time needed to heat the dye vats by 60 per cent providing natural gas savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The State Government’s CleanBiz resource efficiency program provided funding of ,000 towards the company’s energy efficiency project.

The CleanBiz program’s facilitation process helped Tascot focus on the potential for energy efficiency projects and highlighted the fact that there was a very short pay-back on the investment.

The dye vat initiative is the latest addition to Tascot’s energy reduction strategy which includes a commitment to reduce reliance on the use of fossil fuels.

In 1997 the company converted its oil-fired boilers to liquid petroleum gas (LPG), then to natural gas in 2007.

The company is also proud to have obtained accreditation to the international standard for Environmental Management Systems, ISO14001.

Implementing its Environmental Management System has helped catalyse the company’s energy reduction strategy.

Cleanbiz helps Tasmanian enterprises reduce operating costs and environmental impacts by encouraging more resource efficient practices.