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Methods for Installing the 18,000 BTUH Total Environmental Control System in Trailers and Shelters.

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The purpose of this task was to determine methods by which the 18,000 BTUH Total Environmental Control System TECS can be mounted to those shelters most likely to have a requirement for environmental control. It was intended that a number of methods be determined to give the the user maximum flexibility to mount the TECS Unit in any particular application. Those shelters most likely to have auxiliary requirements for mechanical cooling and other environmental control were determined from a review of the report Shelter Requirements for the Army in the Field, 1966 - 1980 Final report. Based on this review, the following typical shelters were investigated, e.g., Shelter S-280, Semitrailer M-119, and Semitrailer M373. The investigation showed the construction of these shelters is similar enough that mounting designs could be based on a generalized shelter construction concept. In this report six methods of mounting the TECS Unit are described. These methods have been analyzed, and it has been determined that they can withstand normal transportation shock loads. It is also possible to extract features from one method and combine them with features from other methods. These methods, with the variations possible, can be used in most applications for installation of the TECS Unit in the shelters forecasted for the Field Army up to 1980. Author

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  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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