Accession Number:

ADA273216

Title:

Development and Use of the Coal-Fired Central Energy Plant Operations Expert System (CEPES)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Rising operation and maintenance OM costs of central heating plants have forced the Army to seek alternative methods of running these facilities. Computer technology offers a great potential to automate and assist in many OM tasks by helping to diagnose equipment malfunctions and failures. An automated diagnostic tool for coal-fired central heating plant equipment could reduce the demand for human labor, freeing personnel for higher priority work reduce downtime for repair promote thermal efficiency and improve online reliability. In this phase of the study, researchers began development of the Coal-Fired Central Energy Plant Operations Expert System CEPES, which analyzes and recommends solutions to coal-fired boiler operational problems. This phase included selection of the hardware and software platforms, and development and coding of the expert system. Later phases will expand and beta test the present system, and develop a comprehensive technology transfer plan. Central heating plants, Artificial intelligence, Coal-fired energy plant operations expert system CEPES.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE