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dc.contributor.authorPhetteplace, Gary E.-
dc.contributor.authorWilley, W.-
dc.contributor.authorNovick, M. A.-
dc.descriptionSpecial Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: This report estimates the heat losses from the heat distribution system at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Specific data on the Fort Wainwright heat and power plant are given and a method is then developed to calculate the heat losses from buried utilidor systems, such as the one at Fort Wainwright. This method is programmed for computer execution and estimates are made for the Fort Wainwright system, where heat losses are found to be 2.045x 10^5 MBtu/yr. Possible improvements to the system to reduce heat losses are examined. Of the possible combinations of additional pipe insulation investigated, the addition of 1 in. of insulation to the steam pipe only is the most economically favorable. The results also indicate that insulating only the generally larger pipes found in larger utilidors would be the most economically favorable approach. Possible reductions in heat losses due to reduced steam temperature are also given, as well as recommendations for refinement of the predictions.-
dc.publisherCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 81-14.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectElectric generators-
dc.subjectHeat loss-
dc.subjectHeat transmission-
dc.subjectHeat transfer-
dc.subjectHeating plants-
dc.subjectSteam pipes-
dc.subjectElectric power-
dc.subjectHeating plants-
dc.subjectFort Wainwright (Alaska)-
dc.titleLosses from the Fort Wainwright heat distribution system-
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