Accession Number : ADA321266

Title :   Central Heating Plant Modernization Study for Defense Distribution Region East.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Durbin, Thomas E. ; McCammon, Travis ; Carroll, Richard

PDF Url : ADA321266

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 272

Abstract : Due to the age of its central heating plant (CHP) equipment and changes in energy industry environmental regulations, the Defense Distribution Region East (DDRE), New Cumberland, PA, began investigating modernization opportunities for its CHP. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) was tasked with performing a central heating plant modernization study to determine viable options to provide energy for the coming years. Energy use patterns and the condition of existing equipment were determined, and five major potential energy supply alternatives were identified and evaluated on the basis of energy consumption and economics, including initial capital costs, annual fuel consumption, and annual Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs. For economy, it was recommended that boiler replacement be delayed until the year 2009, and that natural gas be used as fuel both before and after replacement, provided that funding for a natural gas pipeline can be obtained. If funding to replace the boilers does become available, the small difference in Life Cycle Cost should not delay DDRE from an immediate equipment upgrade.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, *COST ESTIMATES, *HEATING PLANTS, MILITARY FACILITIES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, AIR QUALITY, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, BOILERS, NATURAL GAS, STEAM POWER PLANTS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE