Towards a sustainable enterprise: Health and Energy

Health problems can be caused by some powerful vacuum cleaners present and sold on world markets. These vacuum cleaners possess powerful motors and they tend to stop 99.5% of the dust particles. It means that less than 0.5% of dust particles escape these vacuum cleaners. But such small quantity of dust particles, which is launched from powerful vacuum cleaners, have incredible speeds, nearly that of bullets, and therefore the dust particles can damage ones bronchi and cause bronchitis and asthma.

However, our product, which achieves an optimal suction power with relatively very small motor-fans in comparison with ordinary vacuum cleaners, cannot do this.

Energy saving possibilities

Each ordinary vacuum cleaner produces a loss of electrical power of 80% to overcome resistance of ordinary filters, which become clogged immediately upon starting to cleaning. This average loss is about 1.5 kilowatts/hour per unit. If each household uses a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week, it comes up that 3KWh is lost every week.

In 52 weeks (1 year) there is a loss of electric power of about 156 KWh per unit. It might not seem much, but there is about 4.4 million vacuum cleaners in Sweden and each of them consume 156 KWh more on an annual basis. Therefore they make the loss of electric power of 686 000 000 KWh every year (valued loss of about SEK 686 million; $US 100 million; 74 million).

We believe that tomorrows enterprise has to rationalize their resources and make their products or processes more efficent with minimal effects to the environment (whether its our indoor environment or global warming). This is exactly what Scabel strives for - to be a sustainable enterprise.