An assessment of total energy systems for Naval industrial and non-industrial activities.
Mathewson, Raymond Louis Jr.
Carmichael, A. Douglas
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The total energy concept has been proposed as a possible system alternative towards reducing the cost of providing the electrical and thermal power requirements of United States Naval Activities. An overview of the key factors influencing the possible shift to a total energy system approach is presented. The importance of fuel availability and accurate load profile determination are addressed. Cogeneration, including peaking operations and select energy systems are analyzed in addition to total energy systems independent of the commercial utility grid, and the value of a reliability and availability analysis as another basis for comparison and selection between alternative system designs is demonstrated. The design and operational characteristics of the three principal generator prime movers—steam turbines, gas turbines and reciprocating internal combustion engines are described. The environmental factors which can influence the successful application of a total energy system installation are also considered. The background of the total energy concept and the history of its development in this country is reviewed in order to explain the thrust of future research and development which is required.
This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library Collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.
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