Accession Number:

ADA234030

Title:

Heating Plant Options Economic Analysis System (HPECON): User's Manual and Technical Reference

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

HPECON is a PC-based software system that estimates the economic feasibility of alternative heating plant technologies. This system requires minimum input and offers its users insight into the justifiability of more costly analyses. HPECON compares technologies in terms of their capital costs, annual operating costs, and life-cycle costs. The system considers coal, oil, natural gas, and wood technologies for plant sizes from 5 to 150 Mbtuhr. The system is divided into four primary programs HPDATA, HEATLOAD, HPCALC, AND LCCID. Also included are two other programs that offer system administrator functions to authorized individuals HPCREATE and HLCREATE. The HPECON system includes six floppy diskettes and this manual. The six disks contain the software necessary to install and run HPECON on either a two-floppy or hard-disk system.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE