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Chilled Water Study EEAP Program for Walter Reed Army Medical Center: Book 2.

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The Energy Engineering Analysis Program EEAP Study for Walter Reed Army Medical Center WRAMC was to provide a thorough examination of the central chilled water plants on site. WRAMC is comprised of seventy-one 71 buildings located on a 113-acre site in Washington, D.C. There are two 2 central chilled water plants Buildings 48 and 49 each with a primary chilled water distribution system. In addition to the two 2 central plants, three 3 buildings utilize their own independent chillers. Two 2 of the independent chillers Buildings 7 and T-2, one of which is inoperative T-2, are smaller air-cooled units, while the third Building 54 has a 1,900-ton chilled water plant comprised of three 3 centrifugal chillers. Of the two 2 central chilled water plants, Building 48 houses six 6 chillers totalling 7,080 tons of cooling and Building 49 houses one 1 chiller with 660 tons of cooling. The total chiller cooling capacity available on site is 9,840 tons. The chilled water systems were reviewed for alternative ways of conserving energy on site and reducing the peak-cooling load. Distribution systems were reviewed to determine which buildings were served by each of the chilled water plants and to determine chilled water usage on site. Evaluations were made of building exterior and interior composition in order to estimate cooling loads. Interviews with site personnel helped Entech better understand the chilled water plants, the distribution systems, and how each system was utilized.

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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

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