Accession Number:

ADA450054

Title:

Process and Energy Optimization Assessment, Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

2006-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

In February 2005, a team of expert consultants lead by researchers from the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory ERDC-CERL performed a Level I Process and Energy Optimization Assessment PEOA at Tobyhanna Army Depot TYAD to identify process, energy, and environmental opportunities that could significantly improve the installations mission readiness and competitive position. This assessment is a part of showcase studies at four sites selected by the Army Materiel Command to demonstrate energy reduction opportunities at industrial organic facilities and to promote the Lean concept and more efficient operations. The Level I analysis considered plating, painting, machining, welding, and mechanical repair shops, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting. This report gives detailed results of the Level I study. The study recommended 40 and economically quantified 22 process and energy improvement projects. An estimated 38.1M investment to implement these 22 projects at TYAD could achieve annual savings of 8.2M with an average simple payback of 4.6 years. If cogeneration requires a very high capital investment and has a long payback time is excluded, then the savings is about 1.6M with a capital investment of approximately 2.1M, indicating an average simple payback period of 1.3 yrs.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Mechanics
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE