TURANAIR OFFERS A SOLUTION
TO SERIOUS POLLUTION PROBLEMS FOR CONSTRUCTION

 

As the negative environmental impact of building becomes more apparent, an exciting new field called, “Green Building”, is gaining momentum. Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction. Green Building encompasses the conservation of land, building with recycled materials, using environmentally friendly prod­ucts and reserving energy power whenever and wherever possible.


An article from the U.S. Green Build Council of Florida reads, "The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, which are tools to guide our progress toward the adoption of innovative building practices that con­serve land, energy, water, resources and materials that yield buildings that are healthy, comfort­able and affordable to occupy and profitable to build and operate.


With a growing respect for the U.S. Green Building Council, building contractors worldwide are starting to realize the ramifications of their actions towards the environment and are joining forces with Green Build Associations to become ecologically aware of their building practices in order to attain a more sustainable living environment.


Even though these contractors are trying to do their part, there are still three main issues concerning the en­vironment surrounding construction sites that have seemingly gone unaddressed: air pollution, soil contamination, and noise pollution.


Air Pollution from generators and compressors on residential and commercial construction sites is an ever growing concern as depicted in the following scenario: After a new building site has been cleared, the first thing a contractor does is start up his gas generator. This generator is used to run a compressor which produces air-power for all his pneumatic tools, and he can now start to build his foundation forms. From this day forward, numerous generators and compressors are operated simultaneously and continuously by various trades un­til the building is completed. These trades include: carpenters, electricians, plumbers, cement contractors, air conditioning contractors, trim carpenters, roofers, drywall contractors, painters and paver companies; just about everyone working on the jobsite.


There are 2 million residences built each year in the United States. The amount of daily air pollution emitted from the aforementioned construction equipment to build just one home is shocking, when construction on a small 2400sq.ft. building takes three to four months, a 3600sq, ft. takes nine months, and a 7500sq.ft, takes a year or more to build.

Gas generators, compressors, and small auto engines [25hp or less] all currently being used are presently being re­viewed by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board to develop exhaust-emissions regulations. Because of their successful research, it has become apparent how much these small en­gines really contribute to air pollution.

 

The following numbers are astounding...

There are approximately 15 million cars and light-duty trucks and more than 35 million small genera­tor and compressor engines sold each year in the U.S. A standard 4hp gas generator engine emits 640 times more Carbon Monoxide and 50 times more Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Diox­ide in a "single hour" than a standard light duty truck.

  • CARBON MONOXIDE, is a poisonous gas which can reduce the ability of the blood to deliver oxygen to vital organs making it potentially fatal. 

 

  • NITROGEN OF OXIDES, [a product of oxides of nitrogen] is what is needed to complete a series of chemical reactions which forms smog. Smog causes various respiratory ailments and damages vegetation.

 

HYDROCARBONS, derived from unburnt fuel. Many are volatile and help form smog while other hydrocarbons are carcinogenic [cancer causing].

 

  • PARTICULATES, can be very prominent in diesel fuel engines and take on two different forms, small solid matter and liquid droplets. They remain suspended in the air, to be breathed in causing respiratory diseases.

The above information regarding gas engines and air pollution are very important factors to be dealt with, but equally distressing news to be considered is "soil contamination."


Generator and compressor oil changes are done every day on construction sites. - Don't think for one moment that the oil is disposed of according to EPA standards, it isn't. A couple quarts of oil are automatically dumped onto the ground where the generator or compressor sits. Once the oil is emptied, the person attending the machine simply covers it up with some dirt. And let’s not forget about the oil filters which are usually tossed on the ground, just to be covered up in the same manner. Neither the oil nor the oil filters are bio-degradable!

If you took the total amount of oil leaked onto land just to build our homes, it would equal a
"Massive Oil Spill". This is widespread soil contamination. And it is very real.

NOISE POLLUTITION, Controlling construction noise can pose special problems for contractors. Much of the noise from construction is caused by machinery and, in the last few years, increased mechanization has meant the use of more powerful and potentially noisier machines. Generators and compres­sor noises have been found to be responsible for causing a great deal of ill effects in workers and other individuals within the surrounding area.


Although Construction noise pollution is difficult to monitor  because construction activities are not always stationary, and very often take place outside, it is still widely recognized that; 1) the noise levels coming from generators and compressors are unac­ceptable in many instances and that reductions are necessary for the benefit of both the building industry and the public’s health.

Turanair offers a new line of products that helps solve the air, soil and noise pollution problems caused by the traditional methods of using generators and compressors; and brings about a fresh new approach to building "GREEN".

The T-Force Air Supply Systems are the first energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly, portable air-supply systems for the construction industry. They are compatible with virtually every pneumatic tool on the market today. In addition, by using the T-Force air systems, con­tractors can eliminate the daily non-productive down-time costs associated with setting-up, us­ing, storing, transporting and maintaining traditional generators, compressors, long air hoses and extension cords, and the accompanying gasoline, oil and their containers.


Picture this scenario; a contractor goes to a job site, gets out of his truck, opens his tool box, takes out his tool pouch and belt and attaches a work bottle of air the size of a thermos to his work belt. A small coiled hose attaches to the work bottle and the other end of the hose attaches to his pneumatic tool. Now he is ready to work. Clean, Easy and Fast! There is no need for a generator, com­pressor, gas cans, long air hoses, extension cords, gas or oil. If all contractors could go to work with a tank of clean compressed air, how great would that be? NO POLLUTION!!


Turanair offers a line of “High Pressure” compressors that are capable of filling all the Turanair carbon fiber cylinders to 4500Psi working pressure.  Unlike standard shop or job-site compressors that need to run continuously throughout the day to supply the workmen’s compressed air needs, Turanair’s high pressure compressors only take 8-minutes to fill our small bottle to 1½ hrs. to fill our largest cylinder, thereby slashing the carbon footprint up to 90+%, reducing energy consumption while promoting renewable stored energy. Our high pressure compressors come standard with our own unique air filtration system that dries the air to -72F (99.998% Moisture Free) compressed air equal to, if not better than standard nitrogen.


The Turanair cylinders are all Carbon Fiber Composite cylinders (Vessels). These vessels are the safest high pressure cylinders in the world. Turanair uses this technology to store compressed air as an energy supply to be used at a future date, much like a battery.


Turanair offers anyone the ability to go anywhere in the world, to any type of terrain and build, without the need for electricity. Absolute self-sufficient, energy-saving, green building construction.

 

Considering the importance of "Green Build" and the "Eco System", Turanair
has the satisfaction of knowing that every time a T-Force Air Supply System is
sold, one less gas generator and/or compressor is being used, which greatly
reduces air, soil and noise pollution

 

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