Performance of an Ice-in-Tank Diurnal ice Storage Cooling System at Fort Stewart, Georgia
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Diurnal cold storage cooling systems provide an effective means for reducing peak electrical demand at Army installations. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory demonstrated an ice-in-tank diurnal ice storage DIS cooling system at the Post Exchange building, Fort Stewart, GA in April 1987 as part of the Facility Engineering Applications Program FEAP. Design and construction of the system have been documented in USACERL Technical Report E-8801 ADA197925. The system was instrumented during the 1987 cooling season to test its performance. This report documents the system energy performance, peak shaving capability, operation and maintenance experience, and lessons learned from the Fort Stewart first year system operation. The efficacy of a DIS cooling system as a means of reducing peak electrical demand has been verified however, generalization of performance for generic ice-in-tank systems is not recommended due to the limited amount of data available from only one system. Keywords Army facilitiesGeorgia Cooling systems Brinesfluid leakage.
- Energy Storage
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating