Celebrating a win for the combined Armatec & Anzco, A Team. Winners of the 10th Anniversary of Trades Apprentice Safety Challenge in Taranakion on 16 May 2018. Vini Purcell & Iurii Makarenko from Armatec joined forces with Josh Moyle & Bradly Engelberger from Anzco completing the various challenges to take home the top prize, The Master Builders Apprentice Safety Trophy. Second place went to TCM and Clem Electrical, with Fonterra Mechanical receiving third place.
Both Vini and Iurii have completed their apprenticeship training through the NZ Marine & Composites Training ITO and are a valued part of our fabrication team here at Armatec. It was great to receive positive remarks from the officials at the event, feeding back that Iurii and Vini are an amazing credit to our company. As with all of our team members we are proud to have them represent Armatec Environmental. Well done guys!
The annual event is run by Taranaki Construction Safety Group, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting health and safety in construction and building industries in Taranaki.
Akzo Nobel are the Licensor of our ‘Ceilcote’ range of heavy duty coatings that we have been successfully supplying and installing in New Zealand and Australia since the 1980s. Between us we are exploring ways to further strengthen more than 40 years of ‘Ceilcote’ coatings in New Zealand and Australia by increasing offerings and solutions for our customers.
When the service is too severe for other coatings, then the ‘Ceilcote’ coating range will have the answers. We have solved many very difficult corrosion problems at pulp and paper mills, chemical plants, dairy factories, car assembly plants, and more with this coatings technology. Effective containment of corrosive chemicals protects against environmental spills/leaks and corrosion of plant equipment.
Thank you to Darin, Richard and James from Akzo Nobel for making the trip to New Plymouth to discuss.
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The OMCTS 2017 Odour Management Conference brought together leading companies, consultants, researchers, Councils, and more in Los Angeles.
Armatec's Managing Director Ken Holyoake attended the Conference, odour workshop and a site visit to an odour treatment facility run by the Los Angeles Council. The conference confirmed that Armatec's odour control solutions using biotrickling filters and carbon beds are align with the best in the world.
Find out our conference schedule here for the 2015 year
Business is better now for the Mangawhai thanks to the Green Dome® Odour Filter.
The Mangawhai wastewater sewer network is a combination of pressure sewers and a gravity network. The main pump station at Mangawhai Village is located just 10 metres from a gift shop. There were odour complaints from this pump station as soon as it started operation. “The odour was bad. Customers noticed it immediately,” the shop owners said. “But now there hasn’t been even a whiff since you installed it. You wouldn’t even know the pump station was there.” The engineer for the Mangawhai wastewater scheme is very pleased with the result. “The Green Domes® are working well,” he stated.
Following the first two successful Green Domes® at Mangawhai in 2010, more than 30 installations have been done throughout New Zealand and Australia to eliminate odour releases from pump stations, air release valves and manholes.
Redwood Forest a more enjoyable destination
Long Mile Road in Rotorua leads to the popular Redwood Forests, a mountain biking and walking recreation area for locals and tourists alike. A roadside sewer air release valve caused a ‘stink’ detracting from the nature experience.
In 2011, a Green Dome® Odour Filter was installed. Instantly the H2S sewage odour was gone. Dennis, a local who walks his dog along this road every day, and was the first to congratulate Armatec for eliminating the odour immediately after installation. “The Green Domes work. Before it was installed, we had complaints about the smell of death at this location” says Riaan Rossouw, principal engineer for Hydrus Engineering Consultants – who bikes this road frequently in the Rotorua Redwood Forest. After Green Domes® were installed, Rotorua District Council received unsolicited phone calls of congratulations for taking care of sewage odours. This is a welcome change from the normal phone calls which are usually complaints when things go wrong.