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Improving Central Heating Plant Performance at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC): Advanced Operation and Maintenance Methods.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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A 1987 air pollution emissions test done by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency USAEHA identified several problems with the central heating plant CHP at the Defense Construction Supply Center DCSC, Columbus, OH. Though DCSC repaired the specified problems, improved coal specifications, and tried to reduce air infiltration, CHP performance remained at unacceptable levels. Consequently, DCSC contracted the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL to apply advanced operation and maintenance procedures to improve its combustion system. This study employed a system-wide approach to evaluate the CHP 5 fuel storage, combustion, heat distribution, and the control of air emissions. Many short-term improvements to the CHP were identified and tested. Subsequent combustion and air emissions tests revealed that the recommended improvements successfully increased CHP efficiency. Long-term improvements were also recommended to help maintain the short-term improvements. MM
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