Accession Number : ADA301764

Title :   Thermal Energy Supply Optimization for Aberdeen Proving Ground - Edgewood Area. Distribution System Condition Assessment and Recommendations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Van Blaricum, Vicki L. ; Marsh, Charles P. ; Hock, Vincent F.

PDF Url : ADA301764

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : This report documents the results of a study by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories to assess the condition of the steam heat distribution system at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)-Edgewood Area (EA), MD. This report documents the portion of the study that addressed widespread corrosion and deterioration existing throughout the aging system. A physical inventory of the steam distribution system piping and manholes was conducted. A visual condition assessment of a significant portion of the system was performed. Factors that impact the deterioration of the system were assessed, including soil chemistry, cathodic protection, and chemistry of the products conveyed by the system. The authors developed a detailed set of recommendations that includes (1) replacement or rehabilitation of severely deteriorated, unsafe or improperly functioning components. (2) implementation of an effective ongoing maintenance program tailored to the specific corrosion and deterioration problems at APG-EA, and (3) recommendations to ensure that new construction is performed in accordance with current Army standards and guidance. jg p.6

Descriptors :   *CORROSION, *ENERGY, *POWER SUPPLIES, *HEAT, *THERMAL RADIATION, *STEAM PIPES, MAINTENANCE, OPTIMIZATION, AGING(MATERIALS), DISTRIBUTION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, ARMY FACILITIES, CHEMISTRY, CONSTRUCTION, SAFETY, STANDARDS, VISUAL INSPECTION, INVENTORY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, CATHODIC PROTECTION, SOIL CHEMISTRY, DETERIORATION, REHABILITATION.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE