Accession Number : ADA332919

Title :   Natural Gas Cooling in DOD Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sohn, Chang W. ; Brown, William T. ; Rundus, Richard E. ; Pedersen, Timothy W. ; Durbin, Thomas E.

PDF Url : ADA332919

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Natural gas-powered cooling systems have been introduced in the market during the last decade as an alternative to electrically driven air-conditioning systems. To accelerate the introduction of natural gas cooling technologies to DOD facilities, funding was provided for Fiscal Years 1993-95 to procure gas cooling systems for DOD installations. This study reviewed the status of the natural gas cooling demonstration programs for DOD facilities to document the progress of the Congressional natural gas cooling projects in various stages of execution. Natural gas cooling systems are currently in operation at 11 DOD installations, under construction at 23 installations, and in design at 8 installations. Preliminary reports from the DOD users in the field show that natural gas cooling systems have a strong potential for use in DOD facilities, even though a number of installations have reported problems in the early stages of system operation. Development of standard design guides and commissioning procedures will help DOD engineers eliminate such problems.

Descriptors :   *COOLING, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, *NATURAL GAS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE