U.S. Air Force Environmental Assessment, Steam Decentralization Project, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
AMEC EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL INC SANTA BARBARA CA
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Tinker AFB currently utilizes a centralized steam heating system to provide heat to a large portion of the installation. This system consists of four CSPs, which are connected to 71 buildings that cover 9,090,704 square feet and represent approximately 48 percent of the installations total building area. Three of the plants CSP 208, CSP 3001 and CSP 5802 were installed in the 1940s50s with the fourth plant CSP 2212 installed in 1990 to supplement CSP 3001 during the winter months. Because these plants are more than 20 years old, they do not operate at maximum efficiency nor are all the boilers equipped with economizers or systems to control combustion or manage burners. Several of the boilers are equipped with out-dated control systems, which further reduce operating efficiency and lower safety standards. In addition, much of the pipeline has aged, causing leaks, which result in further energy lost. Tinker AFB estimates the average yearly cost to repair the system is 2 to 3 million based on the past five years. The Proposed Action evaluated in this document consists of decentralizing and optimizing the operation of the four CSPs to modernize Tinker AFBs central steam distribution system. Executive Order EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management and EO 13 5 14, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performances require federal agencies to reduce energy intensity by three percent each year, leading to a 30 percent reduction by the end of fiscal year FY 2015 as compared to their FY 2003 baseline. By implementing the Proposed Action, Tinker AFB would see improvements in energy efficiencies, achieve and exceed the mandated energy reduction as defined by EOs 13423 and 13514, and reduce overall utility costs.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution