Central Heating Plant Modernization Study for Watervliet Arsenal, New York.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The central heating plant CHP at Watervliet Arsenal, NY contains five boilers, two of which are 42 years old, two 40 years old, and one 17 years old. The age of this equipment warranted an investigation of alternatives for providing thermal energy for this facility. Watervliet Arsenal requested the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL to perform a study to determine the most viable options available to provide energy for the coming years. This study determined the status of the CHP, and identified and evaluated both technically and economically options for meeting current and future thermal energy needs at WVA. Two alternatives were recommended 1 installation of a new natural gas fired plant with cogeneration, which has the lowest life-cycle costs LCC based on a 25-year facility life, or 2 installation of new gasoil boilers in the existing facility, which has a larger LCC, but lower initial investment costs, than the first recommended alternative.
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