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dc.contributor.advisorHaga, William
dc.contributor.advisorMutty, John
dc.contributor.authorBlyden, Gregory D.
dc.dateDecember 2002
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:22Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:22Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4281
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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 (A/C) plants. Increased plant usage, in turn, causes higher A/C plant maintenance costs. To build an accurate cost model for shipboard Air Conditioning plants, this thesis examines the relationship between seawater temperature, A/C plant run-hours, and A/C 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 A/C 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.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 51 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, Calif. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshShipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAir conditioningen_US
dc.titleModeling ship air conditioning maintenance costs using the Integrated Condition Assessment System (ICAS)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy
dc.subject.authorAir conditioning plantsen_US
dc.subject.authorMaintenance costsen_US
dc.subject.authorIntegrated Condition Assessment Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorPearson correlationen_US
dc.subject.authorSeawater temperatureen_US
dc.subject.authorAnalysis of varianceen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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