Accession Number:

ADA007889

Title:

Practical Feasibility Evaluation of Combusting Waste Petroleum Oils and Lubricants in Existing Heating Plant Boilers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Jan-1 Jul 74,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Research has begun to evaluate the practical feasibility of combusting waste petroleum, oils, and lubricants POLs in existing heating plant boilers at three Air Force bases. The three bases are Seymour-Johnson, Loring, and McConnell AFB. This report describes the heating plants at the three bases, the types and quantities of waste POLs generated, and the waste POL transfer systems that were designed for each base. Economic analysis, as reported, indicates a definite and significant monetary savings that can be realized from reduced fuel oil andor natural gas consumption by combusting waste POLs and taking advantage of their heating value. The test plan for actual several month evaluation of waste POL combustion at the three bases is described and includes air pollution sampling and identification of any operational problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE