Accession Number : ADA290104

Title :   Advanced Natural Gas Fuel Technologies for Military Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITI ES SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Freeman, Patricia M. ; Blazek, Christopher F. ; Potts, Noel L.

PDF Url : ADA290104

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Energy conservation efforts reduced Department of Defense (DoD) fossil fuel consumption considerably between FYX5 and FY9 I, yet electricity consumption increased. Electricity consumption accounts for only one-third of DoD energy use, but over half of DoD energy costs. In addition, the production of electricity at coal or nuclear plants often creates environmental concerns, while the use of clean-burning natural gas does not; its use can help DoD bases comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Recent developments in natural gas-fired technologies also demonstrate improved efficiency and productivity at lower costs. This report identifies state-of-the-art and emerging natural gas utilization technologies with potential application on DoD installations. This report describes various technologies that have potential residential, commercial, or industrial applications on DoD installations. Applications include heating, cooling, power generation, food preparation, and several industrial processes.

Descriptors :   *FUEL CONSUMPTION, *NATURAL GAS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENTS, PRODUCTION, LOW COSTS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, ENERGY, COOLING, REDUCTION, COSTS, COMBUSTION, ELECTRICITY, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTIVITY, REGULATIONS, UTILIZATION, ENERGY CONSERVATION, FOSSIL FUELS, COAL, FOOD PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE