Accession Number : ADA289762

Title :   Improving Central Heating Plant Performance at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC): Advanced Operation and Maintenance Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Standerfer, James ; Schmidt, Charles M. ; Gostich, John ; Mignacca, Joseph

PDF Url : ADA289762

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A 1987 air pollution emissions test done by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA) identified several problems with the central heating plant (CHP) at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC), Columbus, OH. Though DCSC repaired the specified problems, improved coal specifications, and tried to reduce air infiltration, CHP performance remained at unacceptable levels. Consequently, DCSC contracted the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) to apply advanced operation and maintenance procedures to improve its combustion system. This study employed a system-wide approach to evaluate the CHP 5 fuel storage, combustion, heat distribution, and the control of air emissions. Many short-term improvements to the CHP were identified and tested. Subsequent combustion and air emissions tests revealed that the recommended improvements successfully increased CHP efficiency. Long-term improvements were also recommended to help maintain the short-term improvements. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AIR POLLUTION, *COMBUSTION, *EMISSION CONTROL, *HEATING PLANTS, MAINTENANCE, AIR FLOW, GENERATORS, SMOKE GENERATORS, FURNACES, COAL, AIR INTAKES, AIR HEATERS, EXHAUST PIPES, ASHES, FLUE GASES, VENTILATION FANS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Combustion and Ignition
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE