ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF FOUR ELECTRIC POWER SOURCES FOR FORKLIFT TRUCKS

The purpose of this project is twofold. First, it is to provide a general method of comparing electric power sources (EPS). Secondly, it is to compare two power sources, the lithium chloride storage battery and a hybrid system of a storage battery and a fuel cell, currently under development at USAMERDC for use in forklift trucks, with two standard storage batteries, the nickel iron and the lead acid. A universal comparison ratio of present value cost (PVC) per unit of energy delivered is decided upon. An economic model is derived to fit the life cycle of the EPS system. A computer program has been written to simulate the economic life cycle model. The output histogram of this computer simulation provides an easy method of comparing between power sources. The results show that the lithium chloride battery is the most cost effective EPS considered.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Materiel Command

    Intern Training Center
    Fort Belvoir, VA  USA  22060

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    College Station, TX  USA  77840
  • Authors:
    • Reavis, D D
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USAMC-ITC-020873213 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM