Accession Number:

ADA371555

Title:

Performance Analysis of Natural Gas Cooling Technology at Air Force Bases Youngstown-Warren ARS and Warner-Robins AFB, Fiscal Year 1999

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

High-efficiency gas-fired cooling equipment is readily available for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Natural gas engine-driven chillers have higher coefficients of performance than any other natural gas cooling system, and can serve as energy efficient alternatives for new electric chillers. This study monitored the performance of natural gas cooling technologies operating at two Air Force bases during the fiscal year 1999 cooling season and compared the actual performance data to theoretical values. Energy and demand cost analyses were performed to compare each natural gas cooling technology with the energy and demand costs of old and new electric chillers. The study determined that, at the monitored bases, the costs for the natural gas used by the engine-driven chillers were lower than electrical costs used by old and new electric chillers, resulting in an energy cost savings.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE