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Title: Natural gas cooling in DOD facilities
Authors: Sohn, C. W. (Chang W.)
Brown, William T.
Rundus, Richard E.
Pedersen, Timothy W.
Durbin, Thomas E.
Caponegro, Michael A.
Matsui, Daryl
Keywords: Gas air conditioning
United States--Armed Forces--Facilities
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 97/125
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.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 97/125
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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