Accession Number:

ADA599424

Title:

Providing Boiler Inspections at US Army Installations: How to Perform Internal/Operational, Efficiency, and Emissions Testing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

US Army Regulation AR 420-1, Army Facilities Management, paragraph 23-36.d requires the inspection of all actively used high-pressure and high-temperature boilers at Army installations. These inspections identify and evaluate the effects on boiler condition and operation of improper water treatment, soot accumulation, and improper boiler installation. Improper water treatment in boilers can lead to corrosion and scaling of wetted surfaces, which in turn reduces equipment life and compromises operating efficiency. Regular inspections also identify repairs needed to ensure that the boilers will operate safely. This work provided boiler inspections at Army in-stallations to identify deficiencies and provide recommendations for reducing corrosion and improving the efficiency and dependability of the boilers and associated boiler plant equipment. For a select number of boilers, measurements of efficiency and emissions were al-so taken.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE