Thermal Energy Supply Optimization for Edgewood Area, U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground: Energy Supply Alternatives.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Relatively poor performance at the aging central heating plants OH Ps and planned changes in steam demand at Aberdeen Proving Ground APG Edgewood Area, Aberdeen, MD warranted an investigation of alternatives for providing thermal energy to the installation. This study 1 evaluated the condition of the APG CHPs and heat distribution system, 2 identified thermal energy supply problems and cost-effective technologies to maintain APGs capability to produce and distribute the needed thermal energy, and 3 recommended renovation and modernization projects for the system. Heating loads were analyzed using computer simulations, and life cycle costs were developed for each alternative. Recommended alternatives included upgrading the existing system, installing new boilers, consolidating the central heating plants, and introducing the use of absorption chilling. MM
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating