Accession Number : AD0786501

Title :   Life Cycle Cost Study of Army Spectrometric Oil Program (ASOAP).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Henry L.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The scope of this paper is to determine the present life cycle cost (LCC) of ASOAP (Army Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program) based on certain assumptions. A cost model capable of determining the life cycle cost of ASOAP for both the atomic absorption spectrometry and the atomic emission spectrometry is developed. Next, using this cost model, the feasibility of the oil analysis program is determined. Finally, interest is focused on the benefits that the program has brought about in the past, and future benefits will be projected. A brief history of the Army's intervention into oil analysis, LCC, and cost models is presented. A brief discussion on the two methods of analysis that the Army uses and some estimations of various costs that are associated with ASOAP are included. A general cost model and a cost model for ASOAP is developed with a discussion of the various components. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Costs, *Atomic spectroscopy, *Oils, Models, Life cycles, Feasibility studies, Chemical analysis, Spectrometry

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE