The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations
Christopher C. White, Kar T. Tan, Donald L. Hunston
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 of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society
, Tan, K.
and Hunston, D.
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 December 2, 2023)