Prime Power Requirements for Installations and Military Encampments. Version 2.2 End-User Manual
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The Army uses prime power - large, mobile generators - in its rear areas to bridge the gap between commercial power and tactical generators because prime power is less vulnerable than commercial power yet demands less fuel and maintenance than tactical generators. The Engineering and Housing Support Center EHSC procures, operates, and maintains the Armys prime power requirements. Power Requirements for Installations and Military Encampments PRIME is the model which EHSC uses to calculate prime power requirements for selected Army units and facilities in specific wartime senarios. Version 2.2 adds all of the standard facility configurations embodied in the Army Facilities Component System and increases the number of Army units encompassed by the model. We have increased the number of files and have modified several user menus, but Version 2.2 operates in much the same way as Version 2.1. With PRIME, users can enter data either manually, by choosing from computer-generated lists of Army units and facilities, or automatically, by downloading selected data from the Worldwide Military Command Control System via an intermediate dBASE-format file. This end-user manual is intended primarily for computer operators and Army planners who need to calculate unit and facility power requirements. Since the manual also describes the PRIME models methodologies, it should be useful to those who want to know the model does and how it works.
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