Accession Number : ADA115464

Title :   Solar Energy Applications at Army Ammunition Plants.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lowry,Albert P ; Moy,Sam M

PDF Url : ADA115464

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The Army Ammunition Plants use significant quantities of fossil fuels. To reduce dependence on these scarce, costly, and non-renewable fuels, a study was conducted to investigate potential solar energy applications at the AAPs. Solar energy is a low-level energy source which is best applied to low temperature applications. It can be used at the AAPs to preheat boiler feedwater, provide hot air for dry-houses, provide domestic hot water and heat for administration buildings, and provide hot water for manufacturing processes such as metal cleaning, phosphating, and x-ray film processing. Use of flat plate collectors, evacuated tube collectors, or solar ponds with the possible addition of a heat pump, offers reasonably economical means of applying solar technology to AAP needs.

Descriptors :   *Solar collectors, *Solar energy, *Heat pumps, Fossil fuels, Munitions industry, Industrial plants, Low temperature, Army facilities, Solar heating, Hot water

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE