Life cycle assessment of complex heavy duty equipment

Minjung Kwak, Louis Kim, Obaid Sarvana, Harrison M. Kim, Peter Finamore, Herb Hazewinkel

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) study of heavy duty off-road equipment. The machine studied here is a typical piece of diesel construction machinery equipped with the iT4 (interim Tier 4) certified diesel engine. Two life cycle impact assessment methods, Eco-Indicator 99 and IPCC 2007, are used to calculate the environmental impact and global warming potential associated with the machine's life cycle, from material extraction to end-of-life recycling and disposal. Due to fuel consumption and emissions, machine utilization during the usage phase is expected to account for most of the total environmental impact. However, the impact from usage can vary greatly, depending on how customers use the machine. To take into account various machine usage patterns, this LCA study performs two sensitivity analyses, varying the load factor and varying the fuel consumption rate, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages625-635
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780791845110
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2012Jun 20 2012

Publication series

NameASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012

Other

OtherASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period6/18/126/20/12

Keywords

  • Carbon footprint
  • Design for environment
  • Green house gas emission
  • Life cycle assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kwak, M., Kim, L., Sarvana, O., Kim, H. M., Finamore, P., & Hazewinkel, H. (2012). Life cycle assessment of complex heavy duty equipment. In ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012 (pp. 625-635). (ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, ISFA 2012). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/ISFA2012-7180