Accession Number : ADA265069


Title :   Development of the Central Heating Plant Status Quo Program


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J ; Tarvin, Ronald D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265069.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : In accordance with the Defense Appropriation Act (fiscal year 1986), the Department of Defense (DOD) was directed to rehabilitate and convert central energy plants to coal firing where a cost benefit could be realized. To satisfy this requirement, the life cycle costs of potential fuel/technology alternatives must be compared. The Status Quo program is one component of a series of programs begin developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories to evaluate coal conversion alternatives. Status Quo is a microcomputer program that estimates the life cycle costs of maintaining an existing energy plants in its present condition, thereby providing a baseline for comparing the life cycle costs of alternatives to the status quo: modernization, retrofit, or construction of a new plant. This program works in conjunction with (and requires) the Life Cycle Cost in Design (LCCID) computer program, and is designed to run on any IBM PC or compatible with at least 640K of random access memory and about 1.4 megabytes of free hard drive space


Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS , *COSTS , *ENERGY CONVERSION , *COAL , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , COMPARISON , REHABILITATION , RETROFITTING , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , THERMAL ANALYSIS , CONSTRUCTION , BASE LINES


Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Civil Engineering
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE