Accession Number : ADA303286

Title :   Thermal Energy Supply Optimization for Edgewood Area, U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground: Energy Supply Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McCammon, Travis L. ; Dilks, Christopher L. ; Savoie, Martin J.

PDF Url : ADA303286

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : Relatively poor performance at the aging central heating plants (OH Ps) and planned changes in steam demand at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Edgewood Area, Aberdeen, MD warranted an investigation of alternatives for providing thermal energy to the installation. This study: (1) evaluated the condition of the APG CHPs and heat distribution system, (2) identified thermal energy supply problems and cost-effective technologies to maintain APG's capability to produce and distribute the needed thermal energy, and (3) recommended renovation and modernization projects for the system. Heating loads were analyzed using computer simulations, and life cycle costs were developed for each alternative. Recommended alternatives included upgrading the existing system, installing new boilers, consolidating the central heating plants, and introducing the use of absorption chilling. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONSUMPTION, *ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, *THERMAL RADIATION, *HEATING PLANTS, HEAT TRANSFER, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, MARYLAND, OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AGING(MATERIALS), ARMY FACILITIES, ENERGY TRANSFER, COOLING, POWER SUPPLIES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, ABSORPTION, AIR QUALITY, STEAM, BOILERS, HOT WATER.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE