Accession Number : ADA569541
Title : In Situ Corrosion and Heat Loss Assessment of Two Nonstandard Underground Heat Distribution System Piping Designs: Supplement-Appendices for Final Report on Project F07-AR01
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Deitelman, Alfred D ; Marsh, Charles P ; Neale, Douglas ; Meyer, Vernon ; Taylor, John ; Butler, David ; Mandan, Forest ; Clark, Lawrence ; Carlson, Thomas A
Report Date : Jun 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 620
Abstract : The objective of this project was to assess the performance of nonstandard underground heat distribution system (UHDS) designs being implemented at various Department of Defense (DoD) installations. These systems incorporate nonmetallic cladding and alternative insulation materials that are advertised to improve energy conservation and corrosion resistance, but they deviate from established guide specifications for UHDS. The ongoing reliable operation of UHDS on military installations is mission-critical, and service interruptions can have adverse and extended negative mission impacts. This report documents the assessment of two similar nonstandard UHDS piping system designs ? one at Fort Carson, CO, and one at Fort Stewart, GA. The study consisted of environmental corrosivity tests, air pressure tests, visible inspection of excavated sections, and heat loss evaluation using two methods. Deficiencies in design, installation, and accessibility for maintenance were recorded, and significantly degraded sections were documented. Recommendations for addressing site-specific deficiencies are offered, and supporting technical discussions are provided. Overall, it is advised that these systems not be recommended or allowed in guide specifications and criteria. When more in-service experience is amassed, a second assessment may be merited.
Descriptors : *CORROSION RESISTANCE , *ENERGY CONSERVATION , *HEATING , *PIPING SYSTEMS , *UNDERGROUND , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , AIR PRESSURE , CLADDING , DEFICIENCIES , HEAT LOSS , INSPECTION , INSULATION , MAINTENANCE , MILITARY FACILITIES , MISSIONS , NONMETALS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RELIABILITY , SPECIFICATIONS
Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE