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Title: Demonstration of natural gas engine driven air compressor at Army industrial facilities
Authors: Lin, Mike C. J.
Aylor, Stephen W.
Lonard, Robert T.
Skelton, John C.
Ormer, Hank Van.
Wenner, Paul A.
Powers, George.
Carlson, Donald.
King, William R.
Westerman, John F.
Keywords: Natural gas
Compressed air
Industrial equipment--Cost effectiveness
Military bases--United States
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-03-2
Abstract: The use of air compressors by the DoD is widespread, and the variety of tools and machinery that operate on compressed air is increasing. Air compressors are commonly driven by electric motors, even though the energy cost of operating a natural gas fueled engine-driven air compressor is usually lower than the cost of operating an electric motor driven unit. Moreover, natural gas is a clean-burning, abundant, and readily available fuel. This study was undertaken to demonstrate the economic benefits of using a natural gas engine driven air compressor to meet air compressor needs in a representative Army industrial environment, and to evaluate the natural gas fueled technology in terms of operation and maintenance (O&M), compressed air quality, efficiency, reliability, air emissions, and economic feasibility.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-03-2
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 147 pages / 28.01 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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