Material efficiency, Energy efficiency, terms, concepts and metrics covering beginning of life, middle of life, and end of life of products, processes, and services for Batch, Continuous, and Discrete Manufacturing Processes.
Guide supports Batch, Continuous, and Discrete Manufacturing Processes; The primary purpose of the guide is to define the methodology and measurement framework for evaluating manufacturing processes. The guide will outline procedures to perform effective evaluations of sustainable performance and will address 1) how to identify the metrics necessary for sustainability-driven process evaluation, 2) how to structure these metrics in a way that allows for evaluation, and 3) how to use these metrics to make consistent and comparable process evaluations across a manufacturing enterprise. The work effort will include i) methods for the development of process models for various benchmarking and evaluation applications (i.e., material selection and tracking, material and energy efficiency), ii) methods for the normalization of sustainable process metrics iii) methods for incorporating metrics to enable decision making and evaluation with respect to sustainability improvement. To implement the methods outlined in this guide, this guide will also define formats necessary to express the evaluation criteria for sustainable improvement. These formats will be based on formal information models that support the evaluation criteria associated with process and material selection. A material information model is central to evaluating the impact of material type and properties on the sustainability aspects of manufacturing process. This guide will enable manufactures to evaluate the current state of processes as they relate to sustainable impact. These evaluations can then be used to set new goals using the criteria defined in WK35705 Guide. It will also include methods for validating evaluation criteria for sustainable processes and developing infrastructure to deploy these methods.
KeywordsSustainable Manufacturing:Life Cycle Engineering (LCE):Product, Process, Service Standards:Materials and Energy Information:Unit Processes: Evaluation Criteria
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top