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Title: Central Heating Plant Modernization Study for Watervliet Arsenal, New York
Authors: Savoie, Martin J.
Durbin, Thomas E.
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Heating plants--Evaluation
Energy conservation
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.));no. 96/96
Abstract: The central heating plant (CHP) at Watervliet Arsenal, NY contains five boilers, two of which are 42 years old, two 40 years old, and one 17 years old. The age of this equipment warranted an investigation of alternatives for providing thermal energy for this facility. Watervliet Arsenal requested the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) to perform a study to determine the most viable optidhs available to provide energy for the coming years. This study determined the status of the CHP, and identified and evaluated (both technically and economically) options for meeting current and future thermal energy needs at WV A. Two alternatives were recommended: ( l) installation of a new natural gas fired plant with cogeneration, which has the lowest life-cycle costs (LCC) based on a 2.5-year facility life, or (2) installation of new gas/oil boilers in the existing facility, which has a larger LCC, but lower initial investment costs, than the first recommended alternative.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 96/96
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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