Accession Number:

ADA113947

Title:

Conversion of Army Heating Plants to Coal: Three Case Studies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

This study reports the results of three site-specific engineering studies to convert main heating plants to coal as a fuel. The Army installations examined were Redstone Arsenal, AL Picatinny Arsenal, NJ and the U.S. Military Academy West Point in New York. Each of these installations formerly fired coal and was converted to fuel oil about two decades ago. Researchers considered application of both current and advanced coal systems, which included direct combustion either in suspension or on a grate, production and firing of low- and high-Btu coal-derived gas, and production and use of coal-derived liquid fuel. Both rehabilitation and replacement of plants were considered. Capital investment and annual operating costs are reported for alternative conversions. The report concludes that all three installations should change from fuel oil to coal based on the economics presented. The report recommends that Redstone Arsenal rehabilitate and reconvert its boilers to fire coal that Picatinny Arsenal build a new fluid bed boiler plant to replace the existing oil-fired plant and that West Point build at a new location a coal-fired plant to replace the existing plant.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE