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Unreviewed P2 Options
for the
Metal Fabrication Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Unreviewed Options for Metal Fabrication

Following are a list of options that have been submitted by users of the pollution prevention planner. They have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.

These options are presented so you can see what people in facilities are considering. As with any option (reviewed or unreviewed) you will have to adapt it to your facility.


Scrap Reduction

Reduce amount of scrap generated by reduction of off-specification products, enhanced use of products, etc.

Outsourcing of non-essential sheet metal

Carrier Corporation generates scrap metal (copper, aluminum, and steel) from the fabrication processes throughout the Carrier Plant. Fabrication includes the following processes. ·Heavy Presses ·Brake Presses ·Fin Presses ·Cutoff Shears ·Uncoilers and Straighteners ·Maintenance and Tool & Die operations. Our current strategy is to continue with the outsourcing of non-essential sheet metal fabrication throughout the plant. Educate the hourly and salary workforce and explain to them the adverse factors of the waste that is being generated from the fabrication process. Educate all employees of the benefits from recycling the metal products we use and ask them to participate. Urge employees for suggestions to help minimize waste generation in their work areas and all other areas of the plant.

Lead Vendor Certification

Develop vendor certification to ensure purchased scrap contains only trace amounts of lead.
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