Accession Number : ADA330586

Title :   FY95 Limited Energy Study for the Area 'A' Package Boiler. Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AFFILIATED ENGINEERS SE INC GAINESVILLE FL

PDF Url : ADA330586

Report Date : 03 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 319

Abstract : Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) in Holston, Tennessee, manufactures explosives from raw materials. The facility comprises two separate areas designated Area 'A11 and Area 11B'. Each area is served by a steam plant which produces steam for production processes, equipment operation, space heating, domestic water heating, steam tracing, and product storage heating requirements. The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of alternative methods of meeting the steam requirements of the Area 11A11 industrial complex. The following items were specifically requested to be evaluated. Evaluate the use of two new gas-fired packaged boilers sized to meet the requirements of the industrial complex. The new boilers would be installed adjacent to the existing steam plant and would utilize the existing smokestacks and steam distribution system. Evaluate using the existing steam distribution system rather than locating multiple boilers at various sites. Existing steam driven chillers will be replaced with electric driven equipment. Evaluate this impact on the steam system requirements. Field survey and test two existing gas-fired packaged boilers located at the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The two boilers were last used about 1980 and are presently laid away. The boilers are approximately the same capacity and operating characteristics as the ones at HSAAP. Relocation of the existing boilers and ancillary equipment (feedwater pumps, generators, fans, etc.) would be required as well as repairs or modifications necessary to meet current operating conditions and standards.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *ENERGY CONSUMPTION, *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, COOLING, COSTS, HEATING, TENNESSEE, PUMPS, STEAM, BOILERS, NATURAL GAS.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE