Environmental engineering

This activity came about from the set of services that Tecsa  offers in the field of environmental analysis and in developing studies and evaluations in order to reduce the impact on the environment in support of the requirements laid down by Legislative Decree. 152/2006 and subsequent amendments

These activities generally include the following studies:

  • air quality analysis and measurements of industrial sites and waters which they use;
  • assessments, including forecasts, relating to acoustics;
  • assessments, including forecasts, relating to atmospheric pollution (also in relation to vehicular traffic);
  • analysis of the subsoil (stratigraphy, ground water, etc.);
  • the analyses of risks related to the dispersion of pollutants into the air on areas of a particular topography/chorography and study of the early warning and emergency procedures to be taken on high population density areas;
  • analysis of the accidental formation and dispersion in river or marine waters or on the ground of chemicals and/or petroleum; ;
  • the preparation of thematic maps relating to the flora, fauna and land use;
  • environmental impact studies of new oil and chemical plants integrated, and/or modified to existing ones;
  • environmental screening;
  • environmental scoping;
  • environmental audits and preliminary environmental analysis;
  • support to the establishment of Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001 and Emas;
  • the preparation of documentation in support of the Application for Integrated Environmental Authorisation (AIA), Consolidated Environmental Authorisation (AUA) and specialist assistance in joint operations with the Bodies.

In recent years TECSA S.r.l. has also specialised in the development of models and LCA studies. Through LCA analysis it is possible to optimise processes optimisation with particular reference to the management of resources and the improvement of corporate efficiency particularly in relation to business goals in environmental matters. The models are developed using specialised codes that have become standard on an international level or, in more complex cases, where standardisation is less possible, using specific routines created ad-hoc with appropriate simulation tools. The models and results of simulations conducted are presented through the use of graphical notations that are easy to understand and generally through Sankey diagrams, relating to the flows of materials, energy and associated costs with graphic evidence and connections that are in proportion to their significance. The models are validated on the basis of historical and operational experience of the site being examined through analysis of the entire complex of data available also using “business intelligence” methods and tools; business processes are prepared in a form that is appropriate for introduction into the model of comprehensive simulation following an extensive mapping campaign through specific planned audits that also cover detailed analysis of operational and production manuals. Once the consultative activity of TECSA S.r.l. is finished, it  issues the simulation model and trains the company resources of the customer in order to transfer analysis tools to the customer  so that the latter can become autonomous in the activities of monitoring over time of its own performance using established methods and advanced reporting tools, as well as in the introduction of minor modifications in line with changes to business processes.