Accession Number : AD0787286

Title :   Experimental Protected Military POL Installation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Swinzow,George K.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Permafrost either is or can be very easily made impermeable for nonfreezing liquids such as hydrocarbon fuels. Fine-grained, ice-rich permafrost can easily be excavated by application of steam or relatively warm water. An experimental cavity was prepared by melting permafrost and was filled with gydrocarbon fuel. The thermal conditions around the cavity were observed for approximately a year. An artificial heat exchange experiment was conducted. It was concluded that this fuel storage method is suitable for military and civilian needs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military facilities, *Underground facilities, *Fuel tanks, Storage tanks, Permafrost, Melting, Cavities

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE