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The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations

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Author(s)

Christopher C. White, Kar T. Tan, Donald L. Hunston

Abstract

Sustainability calculations are based on assumptions about the energy required to produce, transport place in-service items. A critical component of these calculations is the expected service life of the material, component or system. Estimates of the actual in-service performance are not based on scientifically validated methods or procedures. The resulting estimates have a significant uncertainty because they are based on past performance or best guess estimates. This paper will detail the economic outcomes of typical choices on a new construction building joint sealant job based on available choices. Following this examination, this paper will detail the barriers and progress toward achieving a scientifically validated prediction of the in-service performance.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society
Conference Dates
February 13-16, 2011
Conference Location
Savanah, GA
Conference Title
34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society

Keywords

Service life prediction, sealant, sustainability, Net Present Expense

Citation

White, C. , Tan, K. and Hunston, D. (2011), The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society , Savanah, GA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907521 (Accessed May 17, 2024)

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Created February 14, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017