COSTEAM, an industrial steam generation cost model: updated users' manual

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COSTEAM is a tool for designers and managers faced with choosing among alternative systems for generating process steam, whether for new or replacement applications. Such a decision requires a series of choices among overall system concepts, component characteristics, fuel types and financial assumptions, all of which are interdependent and affect the cost of steam. COSTEAM takes the user's input on key characteristics of a proposed process steam generation facility, and computes its capital, operating and maintenance costs. Versatility and simplicity of operation are major goals of the COSTEAM system. As a user, you can work to almost any level of ... continued below

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Murphy, Mary; Reierson, James & Lethi, Minh- Triet October 1, 1980.

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COSTEAM is a tool for designers and managers faced with choosing among alternative systems for generating process steam, whether for new or replacement applications. Such a decision requires a series of choices among overall system concepts, component characteristics, fuel types and financial assumptions, all of which are interdependent and affect the cost of steam. COSTEAM takes the user's input on key characteristics of a proposed process steam generation facility, and computes its capital, operating and maintenance costs. Versatility and simplicity of operation are major goals of the COSTEAM system. As a user, you can work to almost any level of detail necessary and appropriate to a given stage of planning. Since the values you specify are retained and used by the computer throughout each terminal session, you can set up a hypothetical steam generation system fixed in all characteristics but one or two of special interest. It is then quick and easy to obtain a series of results by changing only those one or two values between computer runs. This updated version of the Users' Manual contains instructions for using the expanded and improved COSTEAM model. COSTEAM has three technology submodels which address conventional coal, conventional oil and atmospheric fluidized bed combustion. The structure and calculation methods of COSTEAM are not discussed in this guide, and need not be understood in order to use the model. However, you may consult the companion volume of this report, COSTEAM Expansion and Improvements: Design of a Coal-Fired Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Submodel, an Oil-Fired Submodel, and Input/Output Improvements, MTR80W00048, which presents the design details.

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  • Report No.: DOE/RA/20210-3
  • Grant Number: AC01-79RA20210
  • DOI: 10.2172/6724938 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6724938
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1196921

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Murphy, Mary; Reierson, James & Lethi, Minh- Triet. COSTEAM, an industrial steam generation cost model: updated users' manual, report, October 1, 1980; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1196921/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.