Accession Number : ADA294419

Title :   The Central Heating Plant Status Quo Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Tarvin, Ronald D. ; McCammon, Travis L. ; Carroll, Richard E. ; Wicks, D. A.

PDF Url : ADA294419

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The Fiscal Year 1986 Defense Appropriation Act (PL-99. 190), Section 8110, directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to rehabilitate and convert central energy plants to coal firing where a cost benefit could be realized. To satisfy this requirement, the life cycle costs of potential fuel/technology alternatives must be compared. The Status Quo program is one component of a series of programs being developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories to evaluate coal conversion alternatives. Status Quo is a microcomputer program that estimates the life cycle costs of maintaining an existing energy plant in its present condition, thereby providing a baseline for comparing the life cycle costs of alternatives to the Status quo: modernization, retrofit, or construction of a new plant. This program works in conjunction with (and requires) the Life Cycle Cost in Design (LCCID) computer program, and is designed to run on any IBM personal computer or compatible with at least 640K of random access memory and about 1.4 megabytes of free hard drive space. (AN)

Descriptors :   *HEATING PLANTS, DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COMPARISON, ARMY FACILITIES, COST ESTIMATES, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, ENERGY CONVERSION, FUEL CONSUMPTION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, COMPUTER FILES, DESIGN TO COST, FUEL OIL, BOILERS, RETROFITTING, COAL, NATURAL GAS, HEATING OILS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE