Accession Number:

ADA224741

Title:

PRIME - Power Requirements for Installations and Military Encampments. Version 2.1. Maintenance Manual

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The Army uses prime power - large, mobile generators - in its rear areas to bridge the gap between commercial power and tactical generators. When supplying concentrations of Army units, prime power is less vulnerable than commercial power and demands less fuel and maintenance than tactical generators. The Engineering and Housing Support Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers procures, operates, and maintains the Armys prime power equipment. Power Requirements for Installations and Military Encampments PRIME is the model that the Center uses to calculate prime-power requirements for selected Army units and facilities in specific-wartime scenarios. Users can operate, understand, and maintain PRIME at a number of levels. An end user can operate PRIME simply by following the instruction on the screen. A more sophisticated user may wish to examine the underlying algorithms. Similarly, we have made it possible for the maintenance programmer to update PRIME periodically by revising only the static data files, without having to revise and recompile any of the executable machine programs. At the next level, a maintenance programmer who wishes to change PRIME can examine the programs source code and revise the programs capabilities by editing and recompiling the source code. Keywords Electricity Prime Power Generators Mobilization Tactical generators.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE