Accession Number : ADA140511

Title :   A Coal-Use Economics Methodology for Navy Bases. Phase III of Engineering Services for Coal Conversion Guidance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 82-30 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : BECHTEL GROUP INC SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : McCone,A. I. ; Doss,H. S. ; Yim,Y. J. ; Moyer,G. F.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 246

Abstract : The attached user manual was prepared for a computer program that compares coal energy conversion technologies at Navy bases under both Navy and commercial economic assumptions. Technologies compared by the program include low Btu gasification; medium Btu gasification; methanol manufacture; direct-fired stokers burning either clean coal, Western coal, or high-sulfur Eastern coal; fluidized bed and circulating bed boilers; and coal-oil mixture and coal water mixture utilization. Oil- and gas-fired boilers serve as a base for comparison. The manual describes computational methods, program input, program output, program execution, error processing, test procedures, and code structure. Appendices include output generated for a sample run and the data tables used by the program.

Descriptors :   *Coal, *Energy conversion, *Naval shore facilities, Efficiency, Reliability, Comparison, Production, Methodology, Computer programs, User manuals, Input output processing, Error analysis

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE