Collecting Cost and Performance Data on Army New Air Pollution Control Equipment.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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This report outlines procedures for collecting data to conduct an air pollution control equipment cost analysis. It considers data in two basic categories 1 data which can be collected automatically, such as power and water consumption, and 2 data which must be collected manually, such as labor and spare parts demands. The automatically collectable data are broken down into three types 1 direct cost data consumptions, 2 operations data collection efficiency, gas flow rate, and 3 performance data availability, reliability. The systems presently available for extracting and handling these data are described and compared. These systems range from simple strip chart recorders to complex telemetry units. Criteria for choosing the appropriate system for a given cost study are given. Two systems for collecting data manually are discussed 1 a log system and 2 a cost code system which would be compatible with the Z accounting system for operations and maintenance of Army facilities. Specific parameters to be monitored for particular types of air pollution control systems are recommended. The usefulness of the data and the way in which they should be used are also discussed.
- Air Pollution and Control