10 simple ways to live a greener life today

When it comes to going green and reducing your carbon footprint, many people think that only big gestures matter, such as having cavity wall insulation fitted, or installing expensive solar panels to your home. Of course these things have a big impact on the reduction of carbon emissions, but there are lots of little things that you can start doing right now that will help to make our planet a greener place to live Continue reading

How to make your garden more environmentally friendly

Here at Ardvik we’re always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and live more greenly. We may supply equipment to the oil and gas mining industry, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care about the environment. Regular readers of our blog will know that we regularly post articles about how to live a greener life, and here we’re going to look at ways in which you can make your garden even greener. Continue reading

Could the green energy sector be in danger under the new Conservative Government?

If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll have seen our recent post about how energy is harnessed from wind farms, how solar energy is used, and what happens when we run out of fossil fuels. We may be the leading suppliers of mining equipment to the oil and gas industry, but we also understand that the future of Ardvik depends on our ability to adapt to the new ways in which energy providers are creating the energy that we all use every day. Continue reading

Troubleshooting: common problems with centrifugal pumps

Run a centrifugal pump regularly for a set amount of time and you have to expect the odd problem every now and again. Pumps live a hard life and from time to time their performance can be affected due to any number of reasons. We’re going to look at some of the common issues attributed to centrifugal pumps and then tell you how you can prevent these issues from occurring. Continue reading

Understanding and reducing your carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is a measure of the impact that your lifestyle has on the climate. Many of the things you consume in your day to day life cause greenhouse gas emissions somewhere along the supply chain. Some of the more obvious instances are when you drive your car and see the emissions coming from the exhaust, but did you know that the food you purchase also contributes to your carbon footprint? Continue reading

How do we harness energy from wind?

Harnessing the power of the wind is one of the cleanest and most sustainable ways to generate electricity. Wind power doesn’t produce any of the toxic, heat-trapping emissions that contribute to global warming. It is also one of the most abundant and cost-effective energy resources, which makes it a perfectly viable alternative to our finite resources of fossil fuels. Continue reading