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Sustainable Asset Management In Industry: Why Your Pipes, Valves, and Fittings Matter

Following our attendance of NEPIC’s incredibly informative and insightful Asset Management Conference 2024, one thing is very clear: sustainable asset management in industry is crucial for ensuring both profitability and environmental responsibility. One often-overlooked aspect of this overarching echo is the importance of selecting the right pipes and valves within industrial operations. Proper selection and maintenance of pipes and valves not only enhances operational efficiency, but also contributes significantly to sustainability efforts by reducing resource wastage, energy consumption, and environmental impact.

The choice of pipes and valves can have a substantial impact on the overall performance of industrial systems. High-quality pipes and valves engineered for durability, efficiency, and compatibility with specific applications can help minimise leaks, corrosion, and downtime. According to a report by the World Economic Forum,

addressing leaks and inefficiencies in industrial pipelines could save billions of gallons of water globally each year, making a substantial contribution to water conservation efforts.Moreover, selecting materials for pipes and valves that are resistant to corrosion and degradation can prolong their lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and the associated resource consumption.

In addition to material selection, the design and implementation of efficient piping systems play a critical role in sustainable asset management. Of course, implementing smart technologies such as sensors and monitoring systems can also enhance the efficiency of industrial pipelines by providing real-time data on flow rates, pressure levels, and potential leaks. Early detection of leaks or malfunctions allows for prompt maintenance and repairs, preventing wastage of resources and minimising environmental contamination.

Investing in sustainable asset management practices can also be significantly profitable. While upfront costs for high-quality pipes, valves, and monitoring systems may be higher, the long-term savings from reduced maintenance, energy consumption, and environmental liabilities outweigh the initial investment.

According to a study by the International Finance Corporation, industries that prioritise sustainability in asset management typically experience lower operational costs and higher profitability over time.

Having said all of the above, it is equally imperative to remember that sustainability throughout the entire supply chain is paramount in modern industry for various reasons. Firstly, it aligns with the growing global consciousness towards environmental preservation and social responsibility. By integrating sustainable practices, industries can minimise their carbon footprint, reduce waste generation, and conserve natural resources. Secondly, sustainability fosters resilience and long-term viability in supply chains. Businesses that prioritise sustainability are better equipped to adapt to regulatory changes, mitigate risks associated with resource scarcity, and build stronger relationships with stakeholders. Moreover, embracing sustainability can lead to cost savings through improved efficiency and innovative solutions.

Overall, sustainability in the supply chain is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity for fostering a thriving and resilient industrial ecosystem.

For these reasons, IPS stocks vetted quality products – part of a sustainable supply chain themselves - that seamlessly integrate into a sustainable supply chain as they move into the next phase, thereby embodying a commitment to environmental stewardship and ethical sourcing. By meticulously selecting suppliers and products that adhere to stringent sustainability standards, IPS ensures that every step of the supply chain upholds principles of eco-friendliness, social responsibility, and ethical labor practices. This approach not only reduces environmental impact but also fosters trust and transparency among stakeholders. IPS recognises that sustainable sourcing is essential for long-term business success, as it not only meets the demands of conscientious consumers but also promotes resilience and innovation within the supply chain. By prioritising sustainability, IPS sets a benchmark for excellence in the industry, demonstrating that quality and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand.

In conclusion, sustainable asset management in industry necessitates meticulous attention to all components within industrial systems, including pipes and valves. By selecting the right materials, optimising system design, and implementing advanced technologies, industries can achieve a balance between profitability and sustainability. Investing in high-quality pipes and valves not only enhances operational efficiency but also contributes to resource conservation, energy savings, and environmental protection, making it a crucial aspect of sustainable industrial practices.

For your project needs, IPS Flow Systems stands ready to support you. With our commitment to quality and sustainability, we offer a comprehensive range of pipes, valves, and fittings designed to meet the highest standards of performance and durability. Whether you're embarking on a new installation or upgrading existing infrastructure, IPS Flow Systems can supply the solutions you need to achieve your sustainability goals while maximising profitability. Choose IPS Flow Systems for reliable, sustainable, and efficient industrial solutions.


  1. World Economic Forum. (2017). Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology.
  2. International Finance Corporation. (2018). Creating Markets for Climate Business: An IFC Climate Investment Opportunities Report.

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