Accession Number:

ADA411330

Title:

Modeling Ship Air Conditioning Maintenance Costs Using the Integrated Condition Assessment System (ICAS)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLICPOLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The United States Navy operates in seas such as the Arabian Gulf where water temperatures can exceed 90 degrees and air temperatures surpass 95 degrees An intuitive link exists between these higher operating temperatures and an increased demand on shipboard Air Conditioning AC plants Increased plant usage, in turn, causes higher AC plant maintenance costs, To build an accurate cost model for shipboard Air Conditioning plants, this thesis examines the relationship between seawater temperature, AC plant run-hours, and AC plant maintenance costs, Data generated by the Integrated Condition Assessment System ICAS were used to test a correlation between these factors for TICONDEROGA, ARLEIGH BURKE, and OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class ships, The results indicate that although seawater temperature is a statistically significant factor in determining AC plant use, plant use is not a statistically significant driver of maintenance costs, Although the findings discourage further research into this area, the methodology developed for using ICAS data may be applied to other shipboard systems

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE