Feasibility Study on the Conversion of Air Force Oil-Fired Heat Plants to Coal-Oil-Mixture Fired Plants.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The Air Force is the primary Department of Defense user of petroleum based fuels for the operation of its aircraft, facilities and other support equipment. Alternative energy sources must be explored and utilized to minimize the cost to the Air Force for these fuels. This research explored the feasibility of mixing coal with oil to produce a mixture capable of being burned in existing Air Force boilers. Four technologies were examined by comparing relative Life-Cycle Costs for retro-fitting existing boilers and also by means of applying a standardized questionnaire to case studies. This research concluded that of the four current technologies available for mixing coal in oil, the ultrafine coal-oil mixture process would be the best suited for central plant boilers such as those that exist on Air Force installations. Author
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