Accession Number : ADA315198

Title :   Assessment of Cogeneration Technologies for Use at Department of Defense Installations,

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Binder, Michael J. ; Cler, Gerald L.

PDF Url : ADA315198

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Cogeneration is the simultaneous generation of two types of energy, usually electricity and thermal energy, from a single energy source such as natural gas or diesel fuel. Cogeneration systems can be twice (or more) as efficient than conventional energy systems since both the electricity and the available thermal energy produced as a by-product of the electric generation, are used. This study identified cogeneration technologies and equipment capable of meeting Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for generation of electrical and thermal energy and described a wide range of successful cogeneration system configurations potentially applicable to DOD energy plants, including: cogeneration system prime movers, electrical generating equipment, heat recovery equipment, and control systems. State of the art cogeneration components are discussed in detail along with typical applications and analysis tools that are currently available to assist in the evaluation of potential cogeneration projects. A basic analysis was performed for 55 DOD installations to determine the economic benefits of cogeneration to the DOD. The study concludes that, in general, cogeneration systems can be a very cost effective method of providing the military with its energy needs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *ENERGY, *EFFICIENCY, HEAT TRANSFER, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, THERMODYNAMICS, ELECTRICITY, TURBINES, HEAT RECOVERY, ELECTRIC GENERATORS, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, DIESEL FUELS, NATURAL GAS, THERMAL POWER PLANTS, HEAT TRANSMISSION.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE