Accession Number : ADA332512

Title :   The Directorate of Maintenance Plan for Reliminating Ozone Depleting Solvents from its Industrial Processing.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE GUIDANCE AND METROLOGY CENTERNEWARK AFS OH

PDF Url : ADA332512

Report Date : 28 OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Strong legislative actions have been taken to enforce the provisions of the Montreal Protocol and to encourage expeditious transitions to alternative. These actions include a phased escalation of cost through imposed tax on the solvents at acquisition; emission control requirements that will be extraordinanily expensive to comply with; and criminal penalties for non-compliance that are severe, enforceable, and do not differentiate between Department of Defense personnel and civilian industry. The Directorate of Maintenance purchased 430,000 pounds of CFC-113 in 1990 at a total coat of over $960,000. By 1993 that same quantity of CFC-113 will cost over #1,390,000. The $1,390,000 does not include the exorbitant coat of forthcoming, imperative measures to control losses at all points CI use. The coat aspect of using the two solvents, the certain difficulty of acquiring adequate supplies in the future, and the impact continued use would have on AGLIC's image and competitiveness in the future resulted in the Directorate of Maintenance taking aggressive action to find and implement alternative. A program of experimentation to investigate the use of aqueous processes as alternatives to the use of CFC-113 and 1,1,1 Trichioroetbane for cleaning inertial system parts and assemblies was initiated in 1987.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *SOLVENTS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *OZONE, MAINTENANCE, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, PROCESSING, LOSSES, DISPOSAL, LEGISLATION, PENALTIES, AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE