Accession Number : ADA293522

Title :   Central Heating Plant Economic Evaluation Program. Volume 1. Technical Reference.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lin, Mike C. ; Moshage, Ralph ; Schanche, Gary ; Blazek, Christopher ; Blederman, Richard

PDF Url : ADA293522

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 235

Abstract : Public Law has directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to rehabilitate and convert its existing domestic power plants to burn more coal. Other Federal legislation requires DOD to use the most economic fuel for any new heating system. This five-volume report discusses the Central Heating Plant Economic Evaluation Program (CHPECON), a computer program for screening potential new and retrofit steam/power generation facilities. Volume 1 is the Technical Reference. Volume 2 is the User's Manual. Volume 3 is the Military Base Weather Information Data Management Program. Volume 4 is the Coalfield Properties Information Data Management Program. Volume 5 is the Emission Regulations Data Management Program. CHPECON provides screening criteria to evaluate competing combustion technologies using coal, gas, or oil; detailed conceptual facility design information; budgetary facility costs; and economic measures of project acceptability including total life cycle costs and levelized cost of service. The program provides sufficient flexibility to vary critical design and operating parameters to determine project sensitivity and parametric evaluation.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *HEATING PLANTS, *RETROFITTING, *COAL, TEST AND EVALUATION, USER MANUALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS, SENSITIVITY, COSTS, COMBUSTION, FUELS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, DOMESTIC, LEGISLATION, ACCEPTABILITY, FEDERAL LAW, STEAM POWER PLANTS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE