Accession Number:

ADA370920

Title:

Potential Army Application for Micro-Turbine Cogeneration Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Many U.S. Army installations pay relatively high prices for the electricity because they are remotely located. Moreover, Army facilities frequently have heat and electrical needs co-located in a building or cluster of buildings, which makes these locations well suited for energy cogeneration. Micro-turbines are a miniaturized version of combustion turbines currently used in the aerospace and electric power industries. The micro-turbines simple construction, when coupled with the cost benefits of mass production, is anticipated to yield electric power at low capitol costs. Also, the units exhaust stream is a high quality heat stream that can be used in a cogeneration system to meet steam or hot water needs co-located in the building. This study reviewed ongoing demonstrations to evaluate micro-turbine technology for possible application at Army installations.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE