As an advocate and practitioner of green development, RIIFO always strives to be at the forefront of protecting our environment. So far, RIIFO has invested 19 million dollars in installing solar panels, leading the global piping industry forward to higher quality greener developments step by step.
Solar panels on the roof of RIIFO's production base in China
Reducing carbon emission and achieving the sustainable development goal is an irreversible trend around the world. As a leading piping manufacturer, RIIFO actively explores new ways of sustainable and coordinated development-- building a waste heat recovery system and a photovoltaic system by relying on abundant solar energy resources.
The waste heat recovery system on the production lines
This $19-million project includes solar panels covering an area of 290,000 square meters. It is expected to produce about 25 million kWh of electricity annually. Besides, compared with thermal power generation, this photovoltaic system can save more than 3,000 tons of coal, reduce about 9,200 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, up to 280 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission, and over 2,510 tons of dust emission.
Solar panels on the roof of RIIFO’s production base in Huangshi, China
Solar panels on the roof of RIIFO’s production base in Weinan, China
While taking electricity generation to another level and realizing energy efficiency, RIIFO also upgraded the equipment and molds for pipe and fittings injection, replacing manual cutting with mechanical cutting. The transformation will significantly increase the working efficiency by 2 times. Moreover, each injection molding machine is equipped with a servo energy-saving system, saving up to 52% of electricity annually.
In fact, it is not the first time for RIIFO to follow the green development. As early as March 2020, ten products obtained EPD certification, including but not limited to PP-R pipes, PEX pipes, PVC drainage pipes, multilayer pipes, crimp fittings, and press fittings. It shows RIIFO’s determination to persist in green development for the future.
RIIFO won EPD Certification
Innovation is the key to going beyond the ordinary. RIIFO will unceasingly strive to save energy and reduce carbon emission through innovation in technology and production management. We will keep an eye on our social responsibility and provide high-quality, eco-friendly and affordable piping solutions to our global users.