Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability of the Heat Recovery Incinerator at Naval Air Station , Jacksonville.
Final rept. Jun 82-May 83,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The performance of the Heat Recovery Incinerator HRI at Naval Air Station NAS Jacksonville, Fla., was studied from June 1982 to May 1983. The study included RAM reliability, availability, maintainability analysis of hardware components and five functional missions 1 processing and incinerating waste and producing steam 2 processing and incinerating waste 3 incinerating waste 4 incinerating waste and producing steam and 5 combusting fuel oil and producing steam. Eight operational variables were monitored that included waste generation rate, processing rate, incineration rate, ash production, landfill reduction, energy parameters, processing time, and incineration time. The HRI performed only two of its five missions 2 and 3 during the test period because no steam was produced. Principal problems were failures of the hydraulic system, boiler water levels controls, and storage system. Dust contamination and waste jams necessitated a number of maintenance actions. The HRI was excessively labor intensive which caused the NAS Jacksonville Command to shut down the HRI following the study. The types of design, operation, and maintenance problems that occurred at the facility are discussed, and recommendations are made to correct these problems in future designs.
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