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Ft. Detrick Boiler Plant Study (EEAP); Executive Summary.

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The following report outlines the findings of an energy study of the Boiler Plant at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. Entech Engineering Inc. has prepared this study as part of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program EEAP. Originally the scope of the study was to cover only the Boiler Plant. However, the steam distribution system was added to the scope because of the significant interrelationship between the boiler plant and the distribution system. Steam usage inside the buildings was not part of this study, although steam usage estimates were made for each building in order to prepare a comprehensive steam use model. A substantial part of the work in this study was to prepare fuel and steam use models. These models simulated on a monthly basis how energy is used for major heating loads. For example, calculations were made to estimate the steam used in each building for space heating, water heating, sterilizers, decontamination, etc.. Also included in the model is the amount of losses for such things as boiler efficiency, heat loss from pipes, lost condensate, etc.. The developed steam and fuel use models were then balanced such that the model matched the actual steam production and fuel use on a monthly basis. The total energy usage in the Boiler Plant in 1994 is shown in the following table. Oil and natural gas costs are for the boilers, which supply heat to the total base. The electric usage is for only the equipment inside the Boiler Plant. The total cost for fuel is approximately 3 million per year. Electric cost for the Boiler Plant is an additional 50,000 per year. Entech Engineering, Inc.

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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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