Accession Number:

ADA210476

Title:

Outfitting Navy Ships with Microclimate Cooling Systems: An Engineering Evaluation to Determine the Initial Costs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The Navy Clothing Textile Research Facility NCTRF conducted an engineering evaluation of representative Navy vessels to determine the cost of outfitting these ships with microclimate cooling systems MSC. Using results from a previous shipboard evaluation of the feasibility of MCS use onboard ship and a recommendation by the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet CINCLANTFLT, we based this survey on only two commercially available MCS. One MCS was a simple, portable, battery-operated, water-ice cooling vest ILC Ice Vest the other was a tethered air-cooled system ENCON Vortex System. Data collected from the ships included location of hot spaces, number and type of personnel located in the space that is, number of stationary and mobile watch personnel, duration of the shifts within the space, availability of compressed air, and type and location of power outlets. Based upon collected data, cost estimates to outfit each class of ship with MCS were generated for three different scenarios 1 total outfitting of personnel in all hot shipboard spaces 2 outfitting only engineering personnel and 3 outfitting the ship for emergency use only e.g., repairs of boilers and steam leaks. The total cost represented the cost for the cooling systems and related components, as well as for supplemental equipment, such as freezers and air compressors, which would be required to support the MCS onboard ship.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE