Impact of Maintenance Activities on the Environment

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Impact of Maintenance Activities on the Environment

By | Jan. 2011
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The Academy Graduate Studies, Benghazi.

Term Paper for Maintenance Management Course Titled:
Impact of Maintenance Activities on the Environment.

Prepared By:
Haitham Hashem 4657.
Farage Shem 4465.

Supervised By:
Prof. Dr. Farage Elfeituri.

Contents

Introduction3
How Can Maintenance Affect the Environment?4
Limitation of Environmental impact in maintenance operations4
I.Evaluation of Environmental aspects in maintenance4
II.Environmental aspects to be considered5
1.Procurement Concerns5
2.Hazardous Materials Storage6
3.Operating Practices6
4.Washing Activities7
5.Reuse and Recycling8
6.Painting Operations9
III.Definition of appropriate actions to limit significant environmental aspects / impacts10
The conclusion12
References13

Introduction

When evaluating the overall environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle, careful consideration shall be given to the duration of the life cycle as well as to each of the life cycle phases. The relative importance of the impact of each life cycle phase may in fact be significantly different for a short life cycle product compared to a long life cycle product, the following table shows relative importance of life cycle phases on the overall environmental performance of a product:

| Procurement| Design| Manufacturing| Use | Maintenance| End of life| SLC| ***| ***| ***| ***| **| *|
LLS| ***| ***| *| ***| **| *|
| | | | * Not very important| ** Important| ***Very important|

For a long life cycle product, it is obvious that the impact of in-service use as well as maintenance of the product will be of significant importance. For example, a lack of maintenance for a vehicle or a machine may lead to a significant increase in the consumption of fuel or other consumables required for proper timing. Particular attention shall therefore also be paid to educating consumers or users to ensure the product...