Accession Number : ADA330762

Title :   Limited Energy Studies, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Corporate Author : ENGINEERING RESOURCE GROUP INC BIRMINGHAM AL

PDF Url : ADA330762

Report Date : MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The objective of this project was to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of building and operating a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility at Fort Rucker. The primary heating fuel at Fort Rucker is natural gas; it is used in central steam plants and in central forced-air furnaces for family housing. Natural gas is purchased from the Southeast Alabama Gas District at there lowest rate. However, Fort Rucker also pays a natural gas demand charge based on the amount of natural gas used during curtailment. During a curtailment period, the natural gas demand is intended to be reduced as much as possible by switching the central steam plants to oil; but the family housing area continues to use nature gas. storage system would provide the capability of injecting a mixture of air and propane into the natural as distribution system during curtailment to reduce natural gas demand. This would result in lower gas bills throughout the year.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *NATURAL GAS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, ARMY FACILITIES, FUELS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ENERGY CONVERSION, HEATING, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, ENERGY STORAGE, AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, PROPANE, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LIQUEFIED GASES.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE