Accession Number : ADA294374

Title :   Central Heating Plant Economic Evaluation Program. Volume 3. Military Base Weather Information Data Management Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA294374

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 166

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. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *MILITARY FACILITIES, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *HEATING PLANTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, USER MANUALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, COST ESTIMATES, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, COMBUSTION, FUELS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, DATA DISPLAYS, COMPUTER FILES, LEGISLATION, ACCEPTABILITY, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS), FEDERAL LAW, BOILERS, COAL.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE