Triteq’s commitment to energy reducing product development

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In today's rapidly changing and uncertain environmental climate, energy recovery has become a big issue and increasingly, legislation and strategies are being introduced to ensure an overall reduction in the UK's energy consumption. Triteq are working on a number of energy related projects and continually invest in their engineering design skills in this sector, which is of paramount importance to the UK's emerging energy policies.

This week a major step was taken by the government to manage the UK's energy security and low carbon future with the publication of plans for the national rollout of smart meters. These plans include the timetable for the installation of 53 million smart meters in 30 million homes and businesses across Great Britain – a move which is estimated to have a cost benefit of over £7.3 billion over the next twenty years.

This was announced in the same week that Landfill Tax rose by £8 to £56 a tonne, it will continue to rise by £8 a year until 2014. Caroline Spelman, Environment Minister announced

“The landfill tax has been an important factor, and will continue to be – not only in reducing landfill-but in achieving recognition that what we call waste is actually a resource and a valuable one too”.

These measures and many more like them , highlight the importance of energy recovery and reduction in the UK. Triteq have been involved in a number of energy recovery projects and are currently working on some extremely innovative research for various clients which will certainly have an impact on reducing energy use in the UK, their reputation for quality and innovation means that Triteq provides an invaluable resource for clients who are looking for a resourceful service to ensure that ideas are taken through every stage from concept to the finished product.

Recent Triteq energy saving projects include:

Energy Capture

Using energy captured from vibration to power sensors and displays. The circuit design for this had to operate at very low power levels, a few hundred microwatts.

Triteq designed a control system for energy recovery from waste heat in factories which generated several kilowatts.

Solar Power

A tracking system for shipping containers and a solar power system for use powering control equipment in explosive environments.

Energy efficiency is also a key part of many of Triteq designs for example in hand held products. Typical techniques that we employ include

  1. Only powering the parts of the circuit that are actively in use
  2. Including auto power off in case users fail to switch products off.
  3. Making sure we use the full capacity of disposable batteries by designing the system operate reliably as the battery is close to being flat. This can give 20% longer battery life.

Using these and other confidential techniques we designed a hand held measuring device with a battery life that is 3 times that of a key competitor.

Our skills and capabilities mean that we are ideal partners to work with organisations from multinationals through to entrepreneurial start-ups. Triteq is one of the UK's top electronic product designers, and we have all the technical, commercial and engineering expertise to manage every stage of product innovation. Our reputation for quality and innovation places us at the top of the market in the specialist field of electronic design. Our team communicates at any level so you will benefit from the most efficient workflow to get your idea through all the design and production steps to finished product.

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