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Significant Environmental Aspects in a Compressor

We associate the compressor with a great deal of noise pollution. Working with a compressor can be a jarring experience for the nerves and the ears. However, it is not as though there are no precautions that can be followed while using a compressor. How do we control the significant environmental aspects of a compressor? Find out by reading this article.

The significant environmental aspects of all industrial units have to be studied and analyzed.
This entails significant environmental aspect studies using case studies. Objectives and targets, operational control procedures and environment management plans have to be drawn up. This article that provides a case study will prove helpful to industries that are drawing up an environment aspect register.

Compressor Impact: Soil and groundwater contamination

Case Study for the Evaluation of Environment Aspect of a Compressor

Activity: Operation of a Compressor

Identification of Aspects and Impacts (Inputs and Outputs of a manufacturing process or operation):

Aspects: (a) Spillage of oil; (b) Noise pollution

During the operation of a compressor house, the following are the significant environmental aspects and impacts. These are shown as linkages:

Compressor Aspect: Spillage of oil
Compressor Impact: Soil and groundwater contamination

Compressor Aspect: Noise pollution
Compressor Impact: Health hazards

Evaluation of Environmental Aspects for a Compressor

1.
Aspect:
Spillage of oil
Evaluation of Impact (Severity of Impact Scale: 1-5; Trivial-1, Fatal 5): 3
Legal and Other Required Regulations: Legal
Significant/Non-significant: Non-significant
OCP No.: OCP D/N No. 01

2.
Aspect:
Noise pollution
Evaluation of Impact (Severity of Impact Scale: 1-5; Trivial-1, Fatal 5): 3
Legal and Other Required Regulations: Legal
Significant/Non-significant: Significant
OCP No.: OCP D/N No. 01

An Environmental Management Program (EMP) for a Compressor

An Environment Management Program (EMP) analysis for a compressor consists of the following:
Objective: To avoid oil spillage during the running of an industrial compressor.
Present Status: Oil leakage is taking place regularly.
Target: To reach a point of zero oil spillage.
Responsibility: Section Head

Find about the various terms that are commonly used in the evaluation of significant aspects by the reading the article on Aspects. Also, learn more about the Environmental Management Program by our article of the same name.

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