With the aim of reducing water consumption in all activities at TACSA, within the framework of our environmental strategy and commitment, during the 2020/2022 period, improvements have been made to reduce the water flows of the Tacsa Santa plants. Coloma de Cervelló and Tacsa Hospitalet de Llobregat. This optimization has led to an improvement in the management of the inlet water treatment plants, as well as improved final washing systems.
In 2021 compared to 2019, a reduction per m2 treated of more than 15% was achieved at the Santa Coloma plant and a reduction of more than 6% at the Tacsa Hospitalet de Llobregat plant.
In 2022 compared to 2021, the consumption of water per m2 treated at the Tacsa Hospitalet de Llobregat plant has been reduced by more than 10% and at the Tacsa Santa Coloma de Cervelló plant we have maintained similar levels to the previous year, reducing a 1% of our water consumption per m2 painted.
Due to the current drought situation, we continue to work on reducing water consumption and new ways are being explored, such as the possibility of using reclaimed water instead of mains water, either regenerated company water or modifying our purification system to recirculate the output water from our cataphoresis treatment process and that can be fully or partially recovered as process input water.Integral Energy Management Plan 2022-2023
One of Tacsa’s premises in environmental matters is to control and minimize the environmental impact of our activity.
In order to reduce Tacsa’s environmental impact and minimize the impact on the company’s costs, a plan is being developed, in different areas, of company actions to identify points for improvement in energy consumption, propose solutions and implement them.
It is planned to achieve a 10% reduction in gas consumption at the Tacsa Santa Coloma de Cervelló and Tacsa l’Hospitalet de Llobregat plants and a 5% reduction in electricity consumption at the three plants.
In 2022, an improvement of 7% in gas consumption and 7% in electricity has been achieved.Incorpora Program
Development of an automatic control system to improve the efficiency of the cataphoresis process through correlation and optimization of critical parameters. In this way, the tolerance margin of each of these will be reduced, and it will allow us to adjust the different variables of the process, bringing them closer to the optimal working conditions.
The project, code INC-FPGS-2011-2210, has been co-financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the National R&D&I Plan 2008-2011. Call 2011 INC-FPGS-2011, framed within the National Program for Hiring and Incorporation of Human ResourcesComprehensive management of a cataphoresis line through innovation
The main objective of the project is to innovate in the painting process of the cataphoresis line that TACSA has in its plant in Santa Coloma de Cervelló by replacing the current technology of the current anodes of the Cataphoresis tank and the sensorization of the line, the control of the parameters of the line and its preparation for the introduction of 4.0 technologies for its control, analysis and management.
This project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the R&D&i Operational Program by and for the benefit of companies – Technology Fund.