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2.4 BOILER FUELS PRESENTLY USED.  Natural gas and liquefied petroleum gases
are the first choices for fuels due to their ease of use, handling
characteristics, cleanliness, and subsequent low maintenance requirements.
However, the use of less desirable fuels, such as fuel oils, has become
necessary due to their availability and the shortage of natural gas in some
regions.  Waste oils generated at Navy activities are considered attractive
substitutes or supplements for fuel oils.
Consumption of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases, fuel oils (GLO),
and other energy sources are presented in Table 2-2 for Navy shore
facilities.  About 20 percent of the total energy consumed by Navy shore
facilities is in the form of fuel oils.  Generation estimates (Table 2-3)
show that on an overall basis, the Navy shore facilities may substitute waste
oils for over 5 percent of the total Navywide fuel oil requirements.
Depending on the particular activity, as much as 100 percent of the fuel oil.
requirements may be met with waste oil.
TABLE 2-2
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption by Naval
and Marine Corps Activities for 1983
Energy Consumeda
Type of Energy Used
% Total
1 06 MBtu  b
GLO
Natural gas
27.1
16.8
Liquid petroleum gases
0.3
0.2
Fuel oils
32.2
19.8
96.3
59.5
Coal
3.8
2.4
Steam and hot water
1.9
1.2
Fuel oil reclaimed
0.1
0.1
Total
161.7
100.0
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