Plant Refurbishment Options Based on the Life Cycle Assessment
This paper provides an analysis of the carbon emissions of materials used by a water company in the refurbishment of mechanical and electrical equipment at its pumping station. A tool for attaining life cycle calculations for embodied carbon, which can be applied in similar applications, is developed. Due to uncertainties in the derivation of numerical data and other related information, such as sources of raw materials, the embodied carbon emissions are calculated and analyzed using material emission factors using the Life Cycle Assessment method. This work may be used as a template for organizations requiring estimates of embodied carbon in materials and plant, for example, as a precursor to a major refurbishment project.
Kai Cheng, Yongxian Liu, Xipeng Xu and Hualong Xie
S. Tomlinson et al., "Plant Refurbishment Options Based on the Life Cycle Assessment", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 16-19, pp. 1091-1095, 2009