26 Jun '11, 10pm

20 Billion Bucks A Year To Air Condition Troop Tents In Afganistan

"New Afghanistan FOB tent. " Image credit:Flickr, foqus The 20-billion dollar energy bill for cooling US troop tents in Afghanistan each year seems ridiculous until you consider that the R-value of a tent wall is zero and that the fuel for running power generators is imported over goat paths. The Pentagon has figured out how to shave 92% off the energy bill by spraying polyurethane foam on the tents; but, the Majors and Generals are not so fond of it. Who can blame them? Although the Taliban camel can't get his nose under the walls of foamed tents, it's pretty difficult to move a forward operating base (FOB) once they've been slimmed with Polyurethane foaming kit Parts A and B. Related: how will the in-tent air quality be ? If you want the details, best to read the source article rather than have me reiterate. It's titled Among The Costs Of War: $20B In Air Conditioning . ...

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