At this point, Ernest realizes
he can use EMFACT to track many of the chemicals that are used
with various production units and equipment at ACME Desk, Inc.
But he is under pressure
to track VOCs (Ernest's
task), and decides to start with the materials that contain
VOCs. So he thinks to himself…I know there are VOCs emitted
by the paint booth...that means I need to figure out how much
paint we use...which will tell me how much VOCs we emit every
time we use a can.
Ernest knows that ACME has two spray booths; one for coating desk tops and
the other for coating the desk drawers. He decides to start
tracking VOCs at the desk top step because it has more surface area, which he
figures might emit more VOCs.
This Spray Booth Example walks you through the Define, Link, Input, Output,
and Reports steps for helping Ernest track VOCs from the desk top paint
spray booth. While there is much more that EMFACT can do (i.e., tracking water,
waste, and costs), this training module is designed to start with a simple example
and demonstrate one chemical pathway from beginning to end. The Summary page
at the end of this training module discusses additional ways that EMFACT could
help Ernest do his job more effectively in other areas of the plant.
As you go through this example, each step includes a “Show Me” animation link.
Click on it to see how Ernest performs the step in EMFACT.