Advanced Gas Cooling Study for the Hospital at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Based on its experience with a cogeneration project at Tyndall AFB, the Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency AFCESA tasked the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL to perform an analysis to see if such a concept, or some other cooling options, could be of economic benefit at the Air Force medical facility at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, where the cost of purchased electrical power is relatively high compared to that of natural gas. USACERL researchers developed a cooling load profile for the facility by reviewing plant records and interviewing plant operators. Boiler logs daily and monthly were consulted to determine heating loads, and a spreadsheet was developed to analyze nine options. Savings and first costs were input into the Life Cycle Cost in Design LCCID computer program to determine simple paybacks and savings-to-investment ratios for all options. Based on the results of the investigation, preferred options were recommended for meeting the facility cooling load.
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