PROBLEM: Commanding General of the AFB directed that the central heating plant be shut down after the winter heating season was over. Unfortunately this resulted in the loss of hot water being used to provide reheat for dehumidification during the cooling season.
SOLUTION: Carolina Heat Pipe, Inc. was authorized to incorporate controllable Thermosyphon Run Around Heat Pipe (TRAHP™) systems into the air handlers serving the following buildings: Collocated Clubs Building 532 Hanger Cubicle Aero Med Facility VOQ Building 362 Several Barracks Buildings Building 548 AGE Equipment Shop Several Dorm Buildings C-17 Life Support System Building Squadron Ops Facility AMU Buildings #3 & #4
RESULTS: These passive energy efficient systems reduced the central plant
chiller energy load while providing free reheat for dehumidification during the
PAYBACK PERIOD: 2.45 years
RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI): 41%