Accession Number : ADA318477

Title :   Central Heating Plant Modernization Study for Watervliet Arsenal, New York.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Durbin, Thomas E.

PDF Url : ADA318477

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The central heating plant (CHP) at Watervliet Arsenal, NY contains five boilers, two of which are 42 years old, two 40 years old, and one 17 years old. The age of this equipment warranted an investigation of alternatives for providing thermal energy for this facility. Watervliet Arsenal requested the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) to perform a study to determine the most viable options available to provide energy for the coming years. This study determined the status of the CHP, and identified and evaluated (both technically and economically) options for meeting current and future thermal energy needs at WVA. Two alternatives were recommended: (1) installation of a new natural gas fired plant with cogeneration, which has the lowest life-cycle costs (LCC) based on a 25-year facility life, or (2) installation of new gas/oil boilers in the existing facility, which has a larger LCC, but lower initial investment costs, than the first recommended alternative.

Descriptors :   *HEATING PLANTS, INVESTMENTS, NEW YORK, GASES, COSTS, HEATING, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, OILS, THERMAL RADIATION, BOILERS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE