Accession Number : ADA450054


Title :   Process and Energy Optimization Assessment, Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Lin, Mike C ; Zhivov, Alexander M ; Woody, Alfred ; Bjork, Curt ; Smith, Walter P ; Chimack, Michael J ; Miller, Robert A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a450054.pdf


Report Date : 17 Apr 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : In February 2005, a team of expert consultants lead by researchers from the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) performed a Level I Process and Energy Optimization Assessment (PEOA) at Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) to identify process, energy, and environmental opportunities that could significantly improve the installation's mission readiness and competitive position. This assessment is a part of showcase studies at four sites selected by the Army Materiel Command to demonstrate energy reduction opportunities at industrial organic facilities and to promote the Lean concept and more efficient operations. The Level I analysis considered plating, painting, machining, welding, and mechanical repair shops, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting. This report gives detailed results of the Level I study. The study recommended 40 (and economically quantified 22) process and energy improvement projects. An estimated $38.1M investment to implement these 22 projects at TYAD could achieve annual savings of $8.2M with an average simple payback of 4.6 years. If cogeneration (requires a very high capital investment and has a long payback time) is excluded, then the savings is about $1.6M with a capital investment of approximately $2.1M, indicating an average simple payback period of 1.3 yrs.


Descriptors :   *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *COST ESTIMATES , *SUPPLY DEPOTS , *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS , *ENERGY CONSERVATION , *EMISSION CONTROL , *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *RESEARCH FACILITIES , OPTIMIZATION , INSTALLATION , LABORATORIES , WELDING , PLATING , REPAIR SHOPS , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , MISSIONS , CONSTRUCTION , EFFICIENCY , VENTILATION , ARMY FACILITIES , MACHINING


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Mechanics
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE