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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Army Materiel CommandIntern Training Center
Fort Belvoir, VA USA 22060
Texas A&M University, College StationCollege Station, TX USA 77840
- Reavis, D D
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling equipment; Computer programs; Economic analysis; Economic models; Economics; Electric batteries; Electric power; Fork lifts; Fuel cells; Hybrid vehicles; Iron; Lead acid batteries; Lithium chloride; Nickel; Simulation; Storage batteries
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hybrid systems
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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