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Title: Thermal energy supply optimization for Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Area : distribution system condition assessment and recommendations
Authors: Van Blaricum, Vicki L.
Marsh, Charles P.
Hock, V. F.
Keywords: Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.)
Military bases
Heating from central stations
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)) ; no. TR 95/02
Abstract: This report documents the results of a study by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories to assess the condition of the steam heat distribution system at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)-Edgewood Area (EA), MD. This report documents the portion of the study that addressed widespread corrosion and deterioration existing throughout the aging system. A physical inventory of the steam distribution system piping and manholes was conducted. A visual condition assessment of a significant portion of the system was performed. Factors that impact the deterioration of the system were assessed, including soil chemistry, cathodic protection, and chemistry of the products conveyed by the system. The authors developed a detailed set of recommendations that includes (1) replacement or rehabilitation of severely deteriorated, unsafe, or improperly functioning components. (2) implementation of an effective ongoing maintenance program tailored to the specific corrosion and deterioration problems at APG-EA, and (3) recommendations to ensure that new construction is performed in accordance with current Army standards and guidance.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: TR 95/02
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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