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  1. Reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    USDOE Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS autonomous underwater vehicle; reactor power Word...

  2. Underwater inspection, maintenance and repair study for the 40 MW OTEC pilot plant

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fishel, K.; Aboumrad, J.; Clinkenbeard, J.; Spiro, J.

    1982-06-01

    The objective of this research was to study candidate OTEC 40 MWe systems to determine underwater inspection requirements, and the instrumentation, equipment and data acquisition systems which will be required for inspection of the structure and monitoring of the operational condition of the system. The study was based on current literature, existing offshore platforms, discussions with experts in the field, and on the experience and judgment of the investigators. Results of the study are published in the form of a report showing the background, approach, data and information obtained. Conclusions and recommendations are presented.

  3. Autonomous vehicles

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Meyrowitz, A.L.; Blidberg, D.R.; Michelson, R.C.

    1996-08-01

    There are various kinds of autonomous vehicles (AV`s) which can operate with varying levels of autonomy. This paper is concerned with underwater, ground, and aerial vehicles operating in a fully autonomous (nonteleoperated) mode. Further, this paper deals with AV`s as a special kind of device, rather than full-scale manned vehicles operating unmanned. The distinction is one in which the AV is likely to be designed for autonomous operation rather than being adapted for it as would be the case for manned vehicles. The authors provide a survey of the technological progress that has been made in AV`s, the current research issues and approaches that are continuing that progress, and the applications which motivate this work. It should be noted that issues of control are pervasive regardless of the kind of AV being considered, but that there are special considerations in the design and operation of AV`s depending on whether the focus is on vehicles underwater, on the ground, or in the air. The authors have separated the discussion into sections treating each of these categories.

  4. Underwater manipulator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Schrum, P.B.; Cohen, G.H.

    1993-04-20

    Self-contained, waterproof, water-submersible, remote-controlled apparatus is described for manipulating a device, such as an ultrasonic transducer for measuring crack propagation on an underwater specimen undergoing shock testing. The subject manipulator includes metal bellows for transmittal of angular motions without the use of rotating shaft seals or O-rings. Inside the manipulator, a first stepper motor controls angular movement. In the preferred embodiment, the bellows permit the first stepper motor to move an ultrasonic transducer [plus minus]45 degrees in a first plane and a second bellows permit a second stepper motor to move the transducer [plus minus]10 degrees in a second plane orthogonal to the first. In addition, an XY motor-driven table provides XY motion.

  5. Underwater manipulator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Schrum, Phillip B. (Clairton, PA); Cohen, George H. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1993-01-01

    Self-contained, waterproof, water-submersible, remote-controlled apparatus is provided for manipulating a device, such as an ultrasonic transducer for measuring crack propagation on an underwater specimen undergoing shock testing. The subject manipulator includes metal bellows for transmittal of angular motions without the use of rotating shaft seals or O-rings. Inside the manipulator, a first stepper motor controls angular movement. In the preferred embodiment, the bellows permit the first stepper motor to move an ultrasonic transducer .+-.45 degrees in a first plane and a second bellows permit a second stepper motor to move the transducer .+-.10 degrees in a second plane orthogonal to the first. In addition, an XY motor-driven table provides XY motion.

  6. Reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Ray 1 ; Reid, Robert Stowers 1 ; Poston, David Irvin 1 ; Dasari, Venkateswara Rao 1 + Show Author Affiliations Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM...

  7. INL Autonomous Navigation System

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2005-03-30

    The INL Autonomous Navigation System provides instructions for autonomously navigating a robot. The system permits high-speed autonomous navigation including obstacle avoidance, waypoing navigation and path planning in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  8. UNDERWATER COATINGS FOR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

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    Julia L. Tripp; Kip Archibald; Ann Marie Phillips; Joseph Campbell

    2004-02-01

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) deactivated several aging nuclear fuel storage basins. Planners for this effort were greatly concerned that radioactive contamination present on the basin walls could become airborne as the sides of the basins became exposed during deactivation and allowed to dry after water removal. One way to control this airborne contamination was to fix the contamination in place while the pool walls were still submerged. There are many underwater coatings available on the market for marine, naval and other applications. A series of tests were run to determine whether the candidate underwater fixatives were easily applied and adhered well to the substrates (pool wall materials) found in INL fuel pools. Lab-scale experiments were conducted by applying fourteen different commercial underwater coatings to four substrate materials representative of the storage basin construction materials, and evaluating their performance. The coupons included bare concrete, epoxy painted concrete, epoxy painted carbon steel, and stainless steel. The evaluation criteria included ease of application, adherence to the four surfaces of interest, no change on water clarity or chemistry, non-hazardous in final applied form and be proven in underwater applications. A proprietary two-part, underwater epoxy owned by S. G. Pinney and Associates was selected from the underwater coatings tested for application to all four pools. Divers scrubbed loose contamination off the basin walls and floors using a ship hull scrubber and vacuumed up the sludge. The divers then applied the coating using a special powered roller with two separate heated hoses that allowed the epoxy to mix at the roller surface was used to eliminate pot time concerns. The walls were successfully coated and water was removed from the pools with no detectable airborne contamination releases.

  9. INSPECTION REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Worker Safety and Health at the Y-12 National Security Complex OAI-L-16-06 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 22, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINSTRATION PRODUCTION OFFICE FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Worker Safety and Health at the

  10. Underwater Coatings for Contamination Control

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Julia L. Tripp; Kip Archibald; Ann-Marie Phillips; Joseph Campbell

    2004-02-01

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is deactivating several fuel storage basins. Airborne contamination is a concern when the sides of the basins are exposed and allowed to dry during water removal. One way of controlling this airborne contamination is to fix the contamination in place while the pool walls are still submerged. There are many underwater coatings available on the market that are used in marine, naval and other applications. A series of tests were run to determine whether the candidate underwater fixatives are easily applied and adhere well to the substrates (pool wall materials) found in INEEL fuel pools. The four pools considered included 1) Test Area North (TAN-607) with epoxy painted concrete walls; 2) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) (CPP-603) with bare concrete walls; 3) Materials Test Reactor (MTR) Canal with stainless steel lined concrete walls; and 4) Power Burst Facility (PBF-620) with stainless steel lined concrete walls on the bottom and epoxy painted carbon steel lined walls on the upper portions. Therefore, the four materials chosen for testing included bare concrete, epoxy painted concrete, epoxy painted carbon steel, and stainless steel. The typical water temperature of the pools varies from 55oF to 80oF dependent on the pool and the season. These tests were done at room temperature. The following criteria were used during this evaluation. The underwater coating must: · Be easy to apply · Adhere well to the four surfaces of interest · Not change or have a negative impact on water chemistry or clarity · Not be hazardous in final applied form · Be proven in other underwater applications. In addition, it is desirable for the coating to have a high pigment or high cross-link density to prevent radiation from penetrating. This paper will detail the testing completed and the test results. A proprietary two-part, underwater epoxy owned by S. G. Pinney and Associates was selected to be applied by divers after scrubbing loose contamination off the basin walls and floors using a ship hull scrubber and vacuuming up the sludge. A special powered roller with two separate heated hoses that allowed the epoxy to mix at the roller surface was used to eliminate pot time concerns. The walls were successfully coated and water was removed from the pool with no airborne contamination problems.

  11. Piezoelectric materials used in underwater acoustic transducers

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    Li, Huidong; Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.

    2012-07-07

    Piezoelectric materials have been used in underwater acoustic transducers for nearly a century. In this paper, we reviewed four different types of piezoelectric materials: piezoelectric ceramics, single crystals, composites, and polymers, which are widely used in underwater acoustic transducers nowadays. Piezoelectric ceramics are the most dominant material type and are used as a single-phase material or one of the end members in composites. Piezoelectric single crystals offer outstanding electromechanical response but are limited by their manufacturing cost. Piezoelectric polymers provide excellent acoustic impedance matching and transducer fabrication flexibility although their piezoelectric properties are not as good as ceramics and single crystals. Composites combined the merits of ceramics and polymers and are receiving increased attention. The typical structure and electromechanical properties of each type of materials are introduced and discussed with respect to underwater acoustic transducer applications. Their advantages and disadvantages are summarized. Some of the critical design considerations when developing underwater acoustic transducers with these materials are also touched upon.

  12. Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kristan, Louis L. (2111 Brentwood Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402)

    1990-01-01

    A completely submersible, remotely operated underwater suction device for collection of irradiated materials in a nuclear pool is disclosed. The device includes a pump means for pumping water through the device, a filter means for capturing irradiated debris, remotely operated releasable connector means, a collection means and a means for remotely maneuvering the collection means. The components of the suction device may be changed and replaced underwater to take advantage of the excellent radiation shielding ability of water to thereby minimize exposure of personnel to radiation.

  13. Controllable underwater anisotropic oil-wetting

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Yong, Jiale; Chen, Feng Yang, Qing; Farooq, Umar; Bian, Hao; Du, Guangqing; Hou, Xun

    2014-08-18

    This Letter demonstrates a simple method to achieve underwater anisotropic oil-wetting using silicon surfaces with a microgroove array produced by femtosecond laser ablation. The oil contact angles along the direction perpendicular to the grooves are consistently larger than those parallel to the microgroove arrays in water because the oil droplet is restricted by the energy barrier that exists between the non-irradiated domain and the trapped water in the laser-ablated microgrooves. This underwater anisotropic oil-wetting is able to be controlled, and the anisotropy can be tuned from 0° to ?20° by adjusting the period of the microgroove arrays.

  14. Autonomous electrochromic assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Berland, Brian Spencer; Lanning, Bruce Roy; Stowell, Jr., Michael Wayne

    2015-03-10

    This disclosure describes system and methods for creating an autonomous electrochromic assembly, and systems and methods for use of the autonomous electrochromic assembly in combination with a window. Embodiments described herein include an electrochromic assembly that has an electrochromic device, an energy storage device, an energy collection device, and an electrochromic controller device. These devices may be combined into a unitary electrochromic insert assembly. The electrochromic assembly may have the capability of generating power sufficient to operate and control an electrochromic device. This control may occur through the application of a voltage to an electrochromic device to change its opacity state. The electrochromic assembly may be used in combination with a window.

  15. Autonomous data transmission apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotlyar, Oleg M. (4675 W. 3825 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84120)

    1997-01-01

    A autonomous borehole data transmission apparatus for transmitting measurement data from measuring instruments at the downhole end of a drill string by generating pressure pulses utilizing a transducer longitudinally responsive to magnetic field pulses caused by electrical pulses corresponding to the measured downhole parameters.

  16. Autonomous data transmission apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotlyar, O.M.

    1997-03-25

    A autonomous borehole data transmission apparatus is described for transmitting measurement data from measuring instruments at the downhole end of a drill string by generating pressure pulses utilizing a transducer longitudinally responsive to magnetic field pulses caused by electrical pulses corresponding to the measured downhole parameters. 4 figs.

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0544

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of the Accountability and Control of Sealed Radioactive Sources at Selected Department of Energy Sites

  18. Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy | Department of Energy Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Office presentation icon 40_aam_ssi_stein.ppt

  19. Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring ... CX-009160: Categorical Exclusion Determination EA-1916: Draft Environmental Assessment EA-1916: ...

  20. Evaluating the SCC resistance of underwater welds in sodium tetrathionate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    White, R.A.; Angeliu, T.M.

    1997-12-01

    The susceptibility of welds to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is enhanced by the surface residual tensile stresses generated by the typical welding process. However, underwater plasma transferred arc (PTA) welding has been shown to produce compressive surface residual stresses, an encouraging result if repairs of cracked boiling water reactor (BWR) components are to be made without further endangering them to SCC. This program was designed to verify that underwater PTA welds are resistant to SCC and to determine if underwater PTA welding could mitigate SCC in potentially susceptible welds. This was achieved by exposing various welds on solution annealed (SA) and SA + thermally sensitized 304 stainless steel at 25 C in a solution of 1.5 gm/liter of sodium sulfide added to 0.05M sodium tetrathionate, titrated to a pH of 1.25 with H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}. The autogeneous welds were produced using gas tungsten arc (GTA) and plasma transferred arc (PTA) welding under atmospheric conditions, and PTA welding underwater. After 1 hour of sodium tetrathionate exposure, GTA and air PTA welds exhibited SCC while the underwater PTA weld heat affected zones were more resistant. Underwater PTA welds bisecting a GTA weld eliminated the cracking in the GTA weld heat affected zone under certain conditions. The lack of IG cracking in the region influenced by the underwater PTA weld is consistent with the measurement of compressive surface residual stresses inherent to the underwater welding process.

  1. Thinking"" telescopes for autonomous space situational awareness...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Conference: Thinking"" telescopes for autonomous space situational awareness Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Thinking"" telescopes for autonomous space situational...

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0378

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Report on Follow-up Inspection of the Double Funding of Security for Special Nuclear Material at Richland Operations

  3. SUMMARY INSPECTION REPORT

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    INSPECTION REPORT Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at a Department of Energy Site Office DOE/IG-0921* *An OUO Version of this report was issued under the same number September 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 30, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Summary of Inspection Report on "Alleged Fraud, Waste,

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0821

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspection Report Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0821 September 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 11, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's (DOE's)

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0746

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    l nspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Work Packages for Site Support Service; at Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 29, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TI38 S E C m U R Y FROM: h p Gregor - . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alalnos National Laboratory" The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances

  6. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Moore, Francis W. (Richland, WA)

    1987-01-01

    A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected.

  7. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Moore, F.W.

    1985-04-05

    A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected. 10 figs.

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0557 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    57 Inspection Report: IG-0557 June 1, 2002 Inspection of Department of Energy Fresh Pursuit Policies and Practices PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0557 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0563 Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: IG-0633

  9. An acoustically controlled tetherless underwater vehicle for installation and maintenance of neutrino detectors in the deep ocean

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ballou, Philip J.

    1997-02-01

    The task of installing and servicing high energy neutrino detectors in the deep ocean from a surface support vessel is problematic using conventional tethered systems. An array of multiple detector strings rising 500 m from the ocean floor, and forming a grid with 50 m spacing between the strings, presents a substantial entanglement hazard for equipment cables deployed from the surface. Such tasks may be accomplished with fewer risks using a tetherless underwater remotely operated vehicle that has a local acoustic telemetry link to send control commands and sensor data between the vehicle and a stationary hydrophone suspended above or just outside the perimeter of the work site. The Phase I effort involves the development of an underwater acoustic telemetry link for vehicle control and sensor feedback, the evaluation of video compression methods for real-time acoustic transmission of video through the water, and the defining of local control routines on board the vehicle to allow it to perform certain basic maneuvering tasks autonomously, or to initiate a self-rescue if the acoustic control link should be lost. In Phase II, a prototype tetherless vehicle system will be designed and constructed to demonstrate the ability to install cable interconnections within a detector array at 4 km depth. The same control technology could be used with a larger more powerful vehicle to maneuver the detector strings into desired positions as they are being lowered to the ocean floor.

  10. Computing architecture for autonomous microgrids

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Goldsmith, Steven Y.

    2015-09-29

    A computing architecture that facilitates autonomously controlling operations of a microgrid is described herein. A microgrid network includes numerous computing devices that execute intelligent agents, each of which is assigned to a particular entity (load, source, storage device, or switch) in the microgrid. The intelligent agents can execute in accordance with predefined protocols to collectively perform computations that facilitate uninterrupted control of the microgrid.

  11. Section 21: Inspections

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Inspections (40 CFR § 194.21) United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Compliance Recertification Application 2014 Inspections (40 CFR § 194.21) Table of Contents 21.0 Inspections (40 CFR § 194.21) 21.1 Requirements 21.2 Background 21.3 1998 Certification Decision 21.4 Changes in the CRA-2004 21.5 EPA's Evaluation of Compliance for the 2004 Recertification 21.6 Changes or New Information Between the CRA-2004 and the CRA-2009

  12. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W. Thor (Martinez, GA); Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC); Park, Larry R. (Raleigh, NC)

    1995-01-01

    An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.

  13. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Park, L.R.

    1995-03-21

    An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0745

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 15, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TH FROM: C 4 z % z & r Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supports the Department of Energy's core mission of maintaining a safe, secure,

  15. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-12-15

    ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the Department of Energy to survey and inspect drums containing low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at DOE facilities. The drums are typically stacked four high and arranged in rows with three-foot aisle widths. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum. A new version of the Cybermotion series of mobile robots is the base mobile vehicle for ARIES. The new Model K3A consists of an improved and enhanced mobile platform and a new turret that will permit turning around in a three-foot aisle. Advanced sonar and lidar systems were added to improve navigation in the narrow drum aisles. Onboard computer enhancements include a VMEbus computer system running the VxWorks real-time operating system. A graphical offboard supervisory UNIX workstation is used for high-level planning, control, monitoring, and reporting. A camera positioning system (CPS) includes primitive instructions for the robot to use in referencing and positioning the payload. The CPS retracts to a more compact position when traveling in the open warehouse. During inspection, the CPS extends up to deploy inspection packages at different heights on the four-drum stacks of 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon drums. The vision inspection module performs a visual inspection of the waste drums. This system will locate and identify each drum, locate any unique visual features, characterize relevant surface features of interest and update a data-base containing the inspection data.

  16. Potential inspection, maintenance and repair techniques for the OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1983-02-01

    One of the major post-installation considerations of the OTEC platforms is the performance of underwater inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) during their 30-year design life. In order to assist in the conceptual development of an IMR program, this study was undertaken using the two OTEC candidate configurations as a baseline. The objectives of the study were: (1) conduct an inventory of underwater Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) devices including a description of their performance capabilities, dimensional data, the areas of the various structures where they are most applicable, and a narrative description of the level of performance attained to date; (2) and to conduct an inventory of NDE device deployment vehicles which also includes a description of their performance capabilities, dimensional data, areas of the platform where they are most applicable as now designed and a relative comparison of these vehicles as to their ability to deploy the devices described in (1) above.

  17. CX-008456: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Autonomous Underwater Inspection Using Three Dimensional Laser CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/15/2012 Location(s): Florida Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  18. CX-008454: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Autonomous Underwater Inspection Using a Three Dimensional Laser CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/15/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  19. CX-008459: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Autonomous Underwater Inspection Using Three Dimensional Laser CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/15/2012 Location(s): Florida Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  20. CX-008455: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Autonomous Underwater Inspection Using a Three Dimensional Laser CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/15/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  1. Piping inspection round robin

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Heasler, P.G.; Doctor, S.R.

    1996-04-01

    The piping inspection round robin was conducted in 1981 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to quantify the capability of ultrasonics for inservice inspection and to address some aspects of reliability for this type of nondestructive evaluation (NDE). The round robin measured the crack detection capabilities of seven field inspection teams who employed procedures that met or exceeded the 1977 edition through the 1978 addenda of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section 11 Code requirements. Three different types of materials were employed in the study (cast stainless steel, clad ferritic, and wrought stainless steel), and two different types of flaws were implanted into the specimens (intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCCs) and thermal fatigue cracks (TFCs)). When considering near-side inspection, far-side inspection, and false call rate, the overall performance was found to be best in clad ferritic, less effective in wrought stainless steel and the worst in cast stainless steel. Depth sizing performance showed little correlation with the true crack depths.

  2. IR Spot Weld Inspect

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2014-01-01

    In automotive industry, destructive inspection of spot welds is still the mandatory quality assurance method due to the lack of efficient non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tools. However, it is costly and time-consuming. Recently at ORNL, a new NDE prototype system for spot weld inspection using infrared (IR) thermography has been developed to address this problem. This software contains all the key functions that ensure the NDE system to work properly: system input/output control, image acquisition, datamore » analysis, weld quality database generation and weld quality prediction, etc.« less

  3. The Autonomous Pathogen Detection System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dzenitis, J M; Makarewicz, A J

    2009-01-13

    We developed, tested, and now operate a civilian biological defense capability that continuously monitors the air for biological threat agents. The Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS) collects, prepares, reads, analyzes, and reports results of multiplexed immunoassays and multiplexed PCR assays using Luminex{copyright} xMAP technology and flow cytometer. The mission we conduct is particularly demanding: continuous monitoring, multiple threat agents, high sensitivity, challenging environments, and ultimately extremely low false positive rates. Here, we introduce the mission requirements and metrics, show the system engineering and analysis framework, and describe the progress to date including early development and current status.

  4. Thermographic Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Thermographic Inspections Thermographic Inspections Thermographic Inspections Energy auditors may use thermography -- or infrared scanning -- to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes. How Thermographic Inspections Work Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building's skin, ranging from white for warm

  5. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1994-01-01

    Pipe crawlers, pipe inspection {open_quotes}rabbits{close_quotes} and similar vehicles are widely used for inspecting the interior surfaces of piping systems, storage tanks and process vessels for damaged or flawed structural features. This paper describes the design of a flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus.

  6. Sandia Energy - Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection

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    Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Solar Market Transformation Permitting, Inspection, and...

  7. Inspection Report: S021S013

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection Report to Management on Inspection of 2001 Safeguards and Security Survey of Los Alamos National Laboratory

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 January 2007 Independent Oversight...

  9. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Forman, S.E.; Caunt, J.W.

    1985-02-26

    Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface. 4 figs.

  10. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

    2007-11-13

    An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

  11. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

    2010-10-05

    An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

  12. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Forman, Steven E. (Framingham, MA); Caunt, James W. (Concord, MA)

    1985-02-26

    Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface.

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0534 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0534 December 1, 2001 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force and Special Response Team PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0534 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0557 Inspection Report: IG-0563 Inspection Report: IG-0633

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0619 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    19 Inspection Report: IG-0619 September 16, 2003 The Security Afforded Selected Tritium Reservoir Shipments (U) The inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to know PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0619 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0731 Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0809

  15. Longsheng Gezu Autonomous County Xinglong Hydro electricity Co...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Xinglong Hydro electricity Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Longsheng Gezu Autonomous County Xinglong Hydro-electricity Co., Ltd. Place: Guilin, Guangxi Autonomous Region,...

  16. Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County Jinsheng Hydro Power Co Ltd | Open...

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    Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County Jinsheng Hydro Power Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County Jinsheng Hydro Power Co., Ltd. Place: Laibin, Guangxi...

  17. Sanheyuan Hydropower Development Co Ltd in Sunan Yugur Autonomous...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Sanheyuan Hydropower Development Co Ltd in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sanheyuan Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. in Sunan Yugur Autonomous...

  18. Autonomous navigation system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bruemmer, David J. [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A. [Idaho Falls, ID

    2009-09-08

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for autonomously navigating a robot. The instructions repeat, on each iteration through an event timing loop, the acts of defining an event horizon based on the robot's current velocity, detecting a range to obstacles around the robot, testing for an event horizon intrusion by determining if any range to the obstacles is within the event horizon, and adjusting rotational and translational velocity of the robot accordingly. If the event horizon intrusion occurs, rotational velocity is modified by a proportion of the current rotational velocity reduced by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle and translational velocity is modified by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle. If no event horizon intrusion occurs, translational velocity is set as a ratio of a speed factor relative to a maximum speed.

  19. Autonomous Demand Response for Primary Frequency Regulation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Donnelly, Matt; Trudnowski, Daniel J.; Mattix, S.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

    2012-02-28

    The research documented within this report examines the use of autonomous demand response to provide primary frequency response in an interconnected power grid. The work builds on previous studies in several key areas: it uses a large realistic model (i.e., the interconnection of the western United States and Canada); it establishes a set of metrics that can be used to assess the effectiveness of autonomous demand response; and it independently adjusts various parameters associated with using autonomous demand response to assess effectiveness and to examine possible threats or vulnerabilities associated with the technology.

  20. Pellet inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wilks, Robert S. (Plum Borough, PA); Taleff, Alexander (Churchill Borough, PA); Sturges, Jr., Robert H. (Plum Borough, PA)

    1982-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting nuclear fuel pellets in a sealed container for diameter, flaws, length and weight. The apparatus includes, in an array, a pellet pick-up station, four pellet inspection stations and a pellet sorting station. The pellets are delivered one at a time to the pick-up station by a vibrating bowl through a vibrating linear conveyor. Grippers each associated with a successive pair of the stations are reciprocable together to pick up a pellet at the upstream station of each pair and to deposit the pellet at the corresponding downstream station. The gripper jaws are opened selectively depending on the state of the pellets at the stations and the particular cycle in which the apparatus is operating. Inspection for diameter, flaws and length is effected in each case by a laser beam projected on the pellets by a precise optical system while each pellet is rotated by rollers. Each laser and its optical system are mounted in a container which is free standing on a precise surface and is provided with locating buttons which engage locating holes in the surface so that each laser and its optical system is precisely set. The roller stands are likewise free standing and are similarly precisely positioned. The diameter optical system projects a thin beam of light which scans across the top of each pellet and is projected on a diode array. The fl GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAUSE The invention herein described was made in the course of or under a contract or subcontract thereunder with the Department of Energy bearing No. EY-67-14-C-2170.

  1. Acoustic inspection device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Burghard, Brion J.; Skorpik, James R.; Pappas, Richard A.; Mullen, O. Dennis; Samuel, Todd J.; Reid, Larry D.; Harris, Joe C.; Valencia, Juan D.; Smalley, Jonathan T.; Shepard, Chester L.; Taylor, Theodore T.

    2005-09-06

    An ultrasound inspection apparatus particularly adapted to examine containers (sealed or unsealed) containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The apparatus has an overall configuration of a hand held pistol with a front transducer contact surface that is positioned against a front wall of the container. An ultrasound pulse is transmitted from the apparatus to be reflected from a back wall of a container being investigated. The received echo pulse is converted to a digital waveform. The waveform is analyzed relative to temperature, travel distance of the pulse(s), and time of travel to ascertain characteristics of the liquid or other materials and to provide identification of the same.

  2. Ceramic inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Werve, Michael E. (Modesto, CA)

    2006-05-16

    A system for inspecting a ceramic component. The ceramic component is positioned on a first rotary table. The first rotary table rotates the ceramic component. Light is directed toward the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. A detector is located on a second rotary table. The second rotary table is operably connected to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. The second rotary table is used to move the detector at an angle to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component.

  3. 2004 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Site was inspected on October 16, 2008, to confirm the integrity of visible features and to determine the need, if any, for maintenance, additional inspections, or monitoring. Results of the inspection conclude that the site is in excellent condition. Vegetation control activities (mow and spray) have been effective in reducing the populations of weed species present

  4. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

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    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2012 LMS/MNT/S09498 This page intentionally left blank LMS/MNT/S09498 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2012 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2012 Doc. No. S09498 Page i Contents Executive Summary

  5. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

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    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2013 LMS/MNT/S11014 This page intentionally left blank LMS/MNT/S11014 2013 Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2013 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2013 Doc. No. S11014 Page i Contents Executive Summary

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0377 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0377 August 3, 1995 Inspection of Westinghouse Savannah River Company Fees for Managing and Operating the Savannah River Site PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0377 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0406 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    This inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to know. IG-0633 PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0633 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0557

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    09 Inspection Report: IG-0809 January 2009 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System This inspection report is not publicly releasable because it contains Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information. Topic: National Security and Safety PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0809 More Documents & Publications Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809 Inspection Report: IG-0731 Inspection Report: IG-0619

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0367 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0367 March 16, 1995 Report on Inspection of an Intelligence Work-For-Others Project at the Idaho Operations Office PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0367 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0369 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 DOE O 481.1C, WORK FOR OTHERS (NON-DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDED WORK)

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0383 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0383 January 16, 1996 Inspection of Human Subject Research in Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Projects PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0383 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0384 Audit Report: IG-0388 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0384 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0384 January 18, 1996 Inspection of Concerns Regarding the Martin Marietta Corporate Review of Health and Safety at Martin Marietta Energy Systems PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0384 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0383 Audit Report: IG-0388 Inspection Report: S99IS019

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    63 Inspection Report: IG-0563 July 1, 2002 Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel at the West Valley Demonstration Project (U) PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0563 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0557 Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: IG-0619

  13. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2014 LMS/MNT/S12425 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2014 Doc. No. S12425 Page i Contents Abbreviations .................................................................................................................................. ii Executive Summary

  14. 8744 - OSDF Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    3.1 03/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report March 2013 6319D-6168 8933.2 03/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6149 6319D-6155 8933.3 03/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6151 6319D-6152 8933.4 03/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6056 6319D-6148 8933.5 03/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6157 6319D-6147 8933.6 03/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6158 6319D-6145 8933.7 03/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6160

  15. OSDF Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    29.1 12/12 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report December 2012 6319D-6137 8929.2 12/12 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6112 6319D-6135 8929.3 12/12 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6110 6319D-6109 8929.4 12/12 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6034 6319D-6113 8929.5 12/12 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6133 6319D-6114 8929.6 12/12 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6131 6319D-6116 8929.7 12/12 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6130

  16. Inspection system calibration methods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deason, Vance A.; Telschow, Kenneth L.

    2004-12-28

    An inspection system calibration method includes producing two sideband signals of a first wavefront; interfering the two sideband signals in a photorefractive material, producing an output signal therefrom having a frequency and a magnitude; and producing a phase modulated operational signal having a frequency different from the output signal frequency, a magnitude, and a phase modulation amplitude. The method includes determining a ratio of the operational signal magnitude to the output signal magnitude, determining a ratio of a 1st order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude to a 0th order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude, and comparing the magnitude ratio to the Bessel function ratio.

  17. Device for inspecting vessel surfaces

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC)

    1995-01-01

    A portable, remotely-controlled inspection crawler for use along the walls of tanks, vessels, piping and the like. The crawler can be configured to use a vacuum chamber for supporting itself on the inspected surface by suction or a plurality of magnetic wheels for moving the crawler along the inspected surface. The crawler is adapted to be equipped with an ultrasonic probe for mapping the structural integrity or other characteristics of the surface being inspected. Navigation of the crawler is achieved by triangulation techniques between a signal transmitter on the crawler and a pair of microphones attached to a fixed, remote location, such as the crawler's deployment unit. The necessary communications are established between the crawler and computers external to the inspection environment for position control and storage and/or monitoring of data acquisition.

  18. Thermographic inspection of massive structures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Renshaw, Jeremy B.; Guimaraes, Maria; Scott, David B.

    2014-02-18

    Nondestructive Evaluation of concrete structures is a growing concern for the nuclear industry as well as for many other industries. As critical concrete components continue to age, the ability to assess the health and suitability for continued service has become a key consideration. In some cases, repair of these structures is difficult and expensive, while replacement is prohibitively expensive or, in some cases, not feasible. Therefore, the ability to inspect these key assets is a primary concern, especially in the nuclear industry. Due to the large size of containment buildings, cooling towers, and other large concrete assets, the ability to rapidly inspect for defects of concern is very desirable. Thermographic inspection appears to have the required ability to rapidly inspect large structures to ascertain the location and size of many of the defects of concern. This ability was demonstrated by performing a thermographic inspection of a large concrete dam in 2 days.

  19. Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Michaels, Jennifer E. (Ithaca, NY); Michaels, Thomas E. (Ithaca, NY); Mech, Jr., Stephen J. (Pasco, WA)

    1984-01-01

    An ultrasonic inspection apparatus for the inspection of metal structures, especially installed pipes. The apparatus combines a specimen inspection element, an acoustical velocity sensing element, and a surface profiling element, all in one scanning head. A scanning head bellows contains a volume of oil above the pipe surface, serving as acoustical couplant between the scanning head and the pipe. The scanning head is mounted on a scanning truck which is mobile around a circular track surrounding the pipe. The scanning truck has sufficient motors, gears, and position encoders to allow the scanning head six degrees of motion freedom. A computer system continually monitors acoustical velocity, and uses that parameter to process surface profiling and inspection data. The profiling data is used to automatically control scanning head position and alignment and to define a coordinate system used to identify and interpret inspection data. The apparatus is suitable for highly automated, remote application in hostile environments, particularly high temperature and radiation areas.

  20. Requirements for Bridge Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Requirements for Bridge Inspection Requirements for Bridge Inspection More Documents & Publications Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Slide 1 National Bridge Inventory Record Data Submission Requirement

  1. Neutron Interrogation System For Underwater Threat Detection And Identification

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barzilov, Alexander P.; Novikov, Ivan S.; Womble, Phil C.

    2009-03-10

    Wartime and terrorist activities, training and munitions testing, dumping and accidents have generated significant munitions contamination in the coastal and inland waters in the United States and abroad. Although current methods provide information about the existence of the anomaly (for instance, metal objects) in the sea bottom, they fail to identify the nature of the found objects. Field experience indicates that often in excess of 90% of objects excavated during the course of munitions clean up are found to be non-hazardous items (false alarm). The technology to detect and identify waterborne or underwater threats is also vital for protection of critical infrastructures (ports, dams, locks, refineries, and LNG/LPG). We are proposing a compact neutron interrogation system, which will be used to confirm possible threats by determining the chemical composition of the suspicious underwater object. The system consists of an electronic d-T 14-MeV neutron generator, a gamma detector to detect the gamma signal from the irradiated object and a data acquisition system. The detected signal then is analyzed to quantify the chemical elements of interest and to identify explosives or chemical warfare agents.

  2. Underwater Coatings Testing for INEEL Fuel Basin Applications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Julia L. Tripp

    2004-01-01

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is deactivating several fuel storage basins. Airborne contamination is a concern when the sides of the basins are exposed and allowed to dry during water removal. One way of controlling this airborne contamination is to fix the contamination in place while the pool walls are still submerged. There are many underwater coatings available on the market that are used in marine, naval and other applications. A series of tests were run to determine whether the candidate underwater fixatives are easily applied and adhere well to the substrates (pool wall materials) found in INEEL fuel pools. The four pools considered included (1) Test Area North (TAN-607) with epoxy painted concrete walls; (2) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) (CPP-603) with bare concrete walls; (3) Materials Test Reactor (MTR) Canal with stainless steel lined concrete walls; and (4) Power Burst Facility (PBF-620) with stainless steel lined concrete walls on the bottom and epoxy painted carbon steel lined walls on the upper portions. Therefore, the four materials chosen for testing included bare concrete, epoxy painted concrete, epoxy painted carbon steel, and stainless steel. The typical water temperature of the pools varies from 55 F to 80 F dependent on the pool and the season. These tests were done at room temperature.

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    8 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920 This report provides the results of an inspection of...

  4. CRAD, Performance Based Inspection- June 9, 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Performance Based Inspection of Worker Safety and Health Utilizing the ISM Core Functions: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, (HSS CRAD 64-10, Rev. 2)

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Pantex Plant This report...

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0478 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    July 28, 2000 Inspection on the Review of Scientific Integrity Issues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection into...

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    72 Inspection Report: IG-0472 June 1, 2000 Inspection of Surplus Computer Equipment Management at the Savannah River Site By letter dated November 1, 1999, Senator Strom Thurmond...

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0701 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0701 September 30, 2005 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Sandia Protective Force Management PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0701...

  9. F Reactor Inspection

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-11-24

    Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has been ongoing since 1989. As part of the Tri-Party Agreement, the Department completes surveillance and maintenance activities of cocooned reactors periodically to evaluate the structural integrity of the safe storage enclosure and to ensure confinement of any remaining hazardous materials. "This entry marks a transition of sorts because the Hanford Long-Term Stewardship Program, for the first time, was responsible for conducting the entry and surveillance and maintenance activities," said Keith Grindstaff, Energy Department Long-Term Stewardship Program Manager. "As the River Corridor cleanup work is completed and transitioned to long-term stewardship, our program will manage any on-going requirements."

  10. Sensorpedia: Information Sharing Across Autonomous Sensor Systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gorman, Bryan L; Resseguie, David R; Tomkins-Tinch, Christopher H

    2009-01-01

    The concept of adapting social media technologies is introduced as a means of achieving information sharing across autonomous sensor systems. Historical examples of interoperability as an underlying principle in loosely-coupled systems is compared and contrasted with corresponding tightly-coupled, integrated systems. Examples of ad hoc information sharing solutions based on Web 2.0 social networks, mashups, blogs, wikis, and data tags are presented and discussed. The underlying technologies of these solutions are isolated and defined, and Sensorpedia is presented as a formalized application for implementing sensor information sharing across large-scale enterprises with incompatible autonomous sensor systems.

  11. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2006-01-01

    This revised ITP tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provide how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  12. Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) present a series of three webinars on Solar Permitting & Inspection. As part of the U...

  13. 2004 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Naturita, Colorado Page 13-1 13.0 Naturita, Colorado, Disposal Site 13.1 Compliance Summary The Naturita, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title I Disposal Site was inspected on May 13, 2014. The site was in excellent condition. Erosion repairs were conducted on the disposal cell access road and boulders were removed from the toe drains in March 2014. Inspectors identified no maintenance needs or cause for a follow-up inspection. 13.2 Compliance Requirements

  14. Oil/gas collector/separator for underwater oil leaks

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01

    An oil/gas collector/separator for recovery of oil leaking, for example, from an offshore or underwater oil well. The separator is floated over the point of the leak and tethered in place so as to receive oil/gas floating, or forced under pressure, toward the water surface from either a broken or leaking oil well casing, line, or sunken ship. The separator is provided with a downwardly extending skirt to contain the oil/gas which floats or is forced upward into a dome wherein the gas is separated from the oil/water, with the gas being flared (burned) at the top of the dome, and the oil is separated from water and pumped to a point of use. Since the density of oil is less than that of water it can be easily separated from any water entering the dome.

  15. Autonomous global sky monitoring with real-time robotic follow...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Conference: Autonomous global sky monitoring with real-time robotic follow-up Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Autonomous global sky monitoring with real-time robotic...

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- February 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

  17. Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document walks Grantees through the Inspection and Monitoring requirement of the Quality Work Plan.

  18. Quality Work Plan Inspection and Monitoring Requirement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection and monitoring requirements for Weatherization Assistance Program's comprehensive Quality Work Plan.

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0401 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    01 Inspection Report: IG-0401 March 10, 1997 Report on Inspection of the Performance Based Incentive Program at the Richland Operations Office PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0401 More Documents & Publications John C. Layton: Before The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations U.S. House of Representatives Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03 Audit Report: OAS-L-06-18

  20. Control algorithms for autonomous robot navigation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jorgensen, C.C.

    1985-09-20

    This paper examines control algorithm requirements for autonomous robot navigation outside laboratory environments. Three aspects of navigation are considered: navigation control in explored terrain, environment interactions with robot sensors, and navigation control in unanticipated situations. Major navigation methods are presented and relevance of traditional human learning theory is discussed. A new navigation technique linking graph theory and incidental learning is introduced.

  1. Inspection/Sampling Schedule | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inspection/Sampling Schedule Inspection/Sampling Schedule Site Inspection and Water Sampling Schedules Note: The following schedules are subject to change without prior notice and will be updated periodically. Site Name Inspection Date Sampling Week Ambrosia Lake, NM, Disposal Site August 22, 2016 December 3, 2015 Bluewater, NM, Disposal Site August 22, 2016 December 2, 2015 May 23, 2016 BONUS, PR, Decommissioned Reactor Site No annual inspections N/A Burrell, PA, Disposal Site October 28, 2015

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0731 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0731 June 27, 2006 Review of the Protective Force Radio Communication System at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico (U) Report on Review of the Protective Force Radio Communication System at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico (U). This inspection report is not publicly releasable because it contains information that is CLASSIFIED. PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0731 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0809 Pantex Laser

  3. Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for

  4. Inspection of the objects on the sea floor by using 14 MeV tagged neutrons

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Valkovic, V.; Sudac, D.; Obhodas, J.; Matika, D.; Kollar, R.; Nad, K.; Orlic, Z.

    2011-07-01

    Variety of objects found on the sea floor needs to be inspected for the presence of materials which represent the threat to the environment and to the safety of humans. We have demonstrated that the sealed tube 14 MeV neutron generator with the detection of associated alpha particles can be used underwater when mounted inside ROV equipped with the hydraulic legs and variety of sensors for the inspection of such objects for the presence of threat materials. Such a system is performing the measurement by using the NaI gamma detector and an API-120 neutron generator which could be rotated in order to maximize the inspected target volume. The neutron beam intensity during the 10-30 min. measurements is usually 1 x 10{sup 7} n/s in 4{pi}. In this report the experimental results for some of commonly found objects containing TNT explosive or its simulant are presented. The measured gamma spectra are dominant by C, O and Fe peaks enabling the determination of the presence of explosives inside the ammunition shell. Parameters influencing the C/O ratio are discussed in some details. (authors)

  5. Guided acoustic wave inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chinn, Diane J.

    2004-10-05

    A system for inspecting a conduit for undesirable characteristics. A transducer system induces guided acoustic waves onto said conduit. The transducer system detects the undesirable characteristics of the conduit by receiving guided acoustic waves that contain information about the undesirable characteristics. The conduit has at least two sides and the transducer system utilizes flexural modes of propagation to provide inspection using access from only the one side of the conduit. Cracking is detected with pulse-echo testing using one transducer to both send and receive the guided acoustic waves. Thinning is detected in through-transmission testing where one transducer sends and another transducer receives the guided acoustic waves.

  6. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page ii PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE TABLE OF CONTENTS E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page 1 of 1 PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect and

  7. System for autonomous monitoring of bioagents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Langlois, Richard G.; Milanovich, Fred P.; Colston, Jr, Billy W.; Brown, Steve B.; Masquelier, Don A.; Mariella, Jr., Raymond P.; Venkateswaran, Kodomudi

    2015-06-09

    An autonomous monitoring system for monitoring for bioagents. A collector gathers the air, water, soil, or substance being monitored. A sample preparation means for preparing a sample is operatively connected to the collector. A detector for detecting the bioagents in the sample is operatively connected to the sample preparation means. One embodiment of the present invention includes confirmation means for confirming the bioagents in the sample.

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety,...

  9. Inspection Report: S05IS042 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection Report: S05IS042 September 27, 2005 Inspection Letter Report on "Inspection of Possible Ethics Violation" Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications ...

  10. Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 | Department of...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008...

  11. Robotic Welding and Inspection System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    H. B. Smartt; D. P. Pace; E. D. Larsen; T. R. McJunkin; C. I. Nichol; D. E. Clark; K. L. Skinner; M. L. Clark; T. G. Kaser; C. R. Tolle

    2008-06-01

    This paper presents a robotic system for GTA welding of lids on cylindrical vessels. The system consists of an articulated robot arm, a rotating positioner, end effectors for welding, grinding, ultrasonic and eddy current inspection. Features include weld viewing cameras, modular software, and text-based procedural files for process and motion trajectories.

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0679 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0679 March 10, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to the Shipment of Classified Parts to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (U) This inspection report is...

  13. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W.T.; Treanor, R.C.

    1994-12-06

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage is described for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a Y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure. 4 figures.

  14. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, William T. (Martinez, GA); Treanor, Richard C. (Augusta, GA)

    1994-01-01

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure.

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0455 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    55 Inspection Report: IG-0455 December 22, 1999 Inspection of the Sale of a Paragon Supercomputer by Sandia National Laboratories On July 27, 1999, we initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the sale and repurchase of an INTEL Paragon XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the Paragon supercomputer to a Chinese national could be

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0578 December 19, 2002 Inspection of Explosives Safety at Selected Department of Energy Sites The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), conducted an inspection at the Nevada Operations Office (NVO) and the Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) to determine if explosives were being stored in accordance with applicable DOE requirements. PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0578 More Documents & Publications Office of Inspector General Quarterly Report

  17. Industrial Inspection Technologies | GE Global Research

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    Industrial Inspection Technologies at GE Global Research Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Industrial Inspection Technologies at GE Global Research Waseem Faidi, manager of the Inspection and Metrology Lab at GE Global Research, describes developments in industrial inspection. You Might Also Like

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- September 2006

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project

  19. Inspection Report: IG-9701 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9701 Inspection Report: IG-9701 January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-9701 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 Audit Report: IG-0387 Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the January 17, 1996, Electrical Accident With Injury in Building 209, Technical Area 21, Tritium Science and Fabrication Facility, Los Alamos

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    04 Inspection Report: IG-0604 June 2, 2003 Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of select grants funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SRO). Specifically, the purpose of this inspection was to review the oversight and management of grant monies awarded by SRO for emergency response and law enforcement-related activities.

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0755 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0755 January 23, 2007 Review of the Department of Energy's Canine Program at Selected Sites An essntial element of the Department of Energy's (Department) efforts to identify and deter potential threats to its facilities and personnel is the Department Canine Program. PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0755 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0886 Inspection Report: INS-O-12-02 Special Report: IG-0868

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0372 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0372 May 9, 1995 Inspection of Power Purchase Contracts at the Western Area Power Administration PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0372 More Documents & Publications EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement QER - Comment of American Public Power Association 5 Microsoft Word - competitionincontractingguidev2.doc

  3. Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    9502 Inspection Report: INS-9502 July 26, 1995 Report on Inspection of Analytical Laboratories Oversight at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-9502 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0370 LWZ-0026 - In the Matter of Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc. LWA-0005 - In the Matter of Francis M. O'Laughlin

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0369 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0369 March 22, 1995 Report on Inspection of Los Alamos National Laboratory's System for Controlling Cost Overruns on Work-for-Others Projects PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0369 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-M-14-03 FY 2009 LDRD Report Audit Report: DOE/IG-0917

  5. Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Utilizing Statistical Processing Methods (Conference) | SciTech Connect Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies Utilizing Statistical Processing Methods Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies Utilizing Statistical Processing Methods Autonomous detection and correction of potentially missing or corrupt sensor data is a essential concern in building technologies since data availability and

  6. Visual inspection reliability for precision manufactured parts

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    See, Judi E.

    2015-09-04

    Sandia National Laboratories conducted an experiment for the National Nuclear Security Administration to determine the reliability of visual inspection of precision manufactured parts used in nuclear weapons. In addition visual inspection has been extensively researched since the early 20th century; however, the reliability of visual inspection for nuclear weapons parts has not been addressed. In addition, the efficacy of using inspector confidence ratings to guide multiple inspections in an effort to improve overall performance accuracy is unknown. Further, the workload associated with inspection has not been documented, and newer measures of stress have not been applied.

  7. "Thinking" Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent Monitoring and Real-Time Response Citation Details In-Document Search Title: "Thinking" Telescopes: An...

  8. "Thinking" Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Conference: "Thinking" Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent Monitoring and Real-Time Response Citation Details In-Document Search Title: "Thinking"...

  9. Microscale autonomous sensor and communications module

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Okandan, Murat; Nielson, Gregory N

    2014-03-25

    Various technologies pertaining to a microscale autonomous sensor and communications module are described herein. Such a module includes a sensor that generates a sensor signal that is indicative of an environmental parameter. An integrated circuit receives the sensor signal and generates an output signal based at least in part upon the sensor signal. An optical emitter receives the output signal and generates an optical signal as a function of the output signal. An energy storage device is configured to provide power to at least the integrated circuit and the optical emitter, and wherein the module has a relatively small diameter and thickness.

  10. Fundamental underwater cutting method experiment as a dismantling tool for a commercial atomic reactor vessel

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hamasaki, M.; Murao, Y.; Tateiwa, F.

    1982-10-01

    A new underwater cutting technique applying underwater dismantling to commercial atomic reactor vessels has been developed. This technique involves gas cutting the mild steel underwater after removing the stainless steel cladding by arc gouging. The arc gouging is achieved by blowing out metal--which is melted by an arc between a mild steel electrode wire and the stainless steel--by jetting water from a rear water nozzle. The fuel gas employed for preheating for the gas cutting was a mixed gas of propane and 30% methylacetylene. The test piece used was made of 300-mm-thick mild steel with 8-mm-thick stainless steel cladding. The fundamental cutting experiment was carried out successfully under a cutting speed condition of 15 cm/min at a water depth of 20 cm. This apparatus is easy to handle, compact, and cheap.

  11. Inspection Report: S99IS019 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9IS019 Inspection Report: S99IS019 June 30, 1999 Inspection of the Chem-Bio Facility at ORNL PDF icon Inspection Report: S99IS019 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-00-01 Inspection Report: IG-0492 Inspection Report: IG-0695

  12. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Oakley, David J. (Richland, WA); Groves, Oliver J. (Seattle, WA); Kaiser, Bruce J. (Wilmington, NC)

    1986-01-01

    Disclosed is an alpha monitor usable in an automated nuclear fuel pin loading and processing unit. Fuel pins or other elongated pins are fed laterally into the alpha monitor in a singular fashion and are translated by a first roller assembly into a weld flare machining and decontamination substation not forming a part of the invention. Pins return and are lifted upwardly and transferred across to a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means which lifts the pins upwardly into a clamshell electrode assembly which is spread open by a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means. Once inserted the clamshell type electrode arrangement closes around the fuel pins so that inspection can occur. Fuel pins are inspected by charging electrodes to a negative potential and measuring the change in charge occurring when positively charged alpha particles strike the negatively charged electrodes. After inspection, the fuel pins are lowered by the pin lifting and electrode operating means into a second roller assembly which longitudinally conveys approved pins from the airtight enclosure in which the alpha monitor is mounted. If the fuel pins are rejected then they are moved laterally by a second transfer means and onto another system for further processing.

  13. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kaiser, B.J.; Oakley, D.J.; Groves, O.J.

    1984-12-21

    This disclosure describes an alpha monitor usable in an automated nuclear fuel pin loading and processing unit. Fuel pins or other elongated pins are fed laterally into the alpha monitor in a singular fashion and are translated by a first roller assembly into a weld flare machining and decontamination substation not forming a part of the invention. Pins return and are lifted upwardly and transferred across to a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means which lifts the pins upwardly into a clamshell electrode assembly which is spread open by a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means. Once inserted the clamshell type electrode arrangement closes around the fuel pins so that inspection can occur. Fuel pins are inspected by charging electrodes to a negative potential and measuring the change in charge occurring when positively charged alpha particles strike the negatively charged electrodes. After inspection, the fuel pins are lowered by the pin lifting and electrode operating means into a second roller assembly which longitudinally conveys approved pins from the airtight enclosure in which the alpha monitor is mounted. If the fuel pins are rejected then they are moved laterally by a second transfer means and onto another system for further processing.

  14. Generative inspection process planner for integrated production

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, C.W. . Kansas City Div.); Gyorog, D.A. . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1990-04-01

    This work describes the design prototype development of a generative process planning system for dimensional inspection. The system, IPPEX (Inspection Process Planning EXpert), is a rule-based expert system for integrated production. Using as advanced product modeler, relational databases, and artificial intelligence techniques, IPPEX generates the process plan and part program for the dimensional inspection of products using CMMs. Through an application interface, the IPPEX system software accesses product definition from the product modeler. The modeler is a solid geometric modeler coupled with a dimension and tolerance modeler. Resource data regarding the machines, probes, and fixtures are queried from databases. IPPEX represents inspection process knowledge as production rules and incorporates an embedded inference engine to perform decision making. The IPPEX system, its functional architecture, system architecture, system approach, product modeling environment, inspection features, inspection knowledge, hierarchical planning strategy, user interface formats, and other fundamental issues related to inspection planning and part programming for CMMs are described. 27 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  15. Acceptance Criteria Framework for Autonomous Biological Detectors

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dzenitis, J M

    2006-12-12

    The purpose of this study was to examine a set of user acceptance criteria for autonomous biological detection systems for application in high-traffic, public facilities. The test case for the acceptance criteria was the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS) operating in high-traffic facilities in New York City (NYC). However, the acceptance criteria were designed to be generally applicable to other biological detection systems in other locations. For such detection systems, ''users'' will include local authorities (e.g., facility operators, public health officials, and law enforcement personnel) and national authorities [including personnel from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the BioWatch Program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)]. The panel members brought expertise from a broad range of backgrounds to complete this picture. The goals of this document are: (1) To serve as informal guidance for users in considering the benefits and costs of these systems. (2) To serve as informal guidance for developers in understanding the needs of users. In follow-up work, this framework will be used to systematically document the APDS for appropriateness and readiness for use in NYC.

  16. Autonomous uninterruptible power-supply apparatus

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Masson, J.H.

    1984-12-20

    This invention relates broadly to a power supply apparatus, and in particular to an autonomous uninterruptible power supply apparatus. The purpose of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is to protect critical electrical loads from transient or steady-stage outages or disturbances in the primary power source. The basic configuration of a typical, commercially available, uninterruptible power supply is comprised at a minimum of a standby battery and a battery charger and may also include an inverter for AC applications. Systems of this type can be found in most computer installations and laboratory systems that cannot tolerate even momentary disturbances of input power. This document describes an autonomous uninterruptible power-supply apparatus utilizing a digital-processor unit as a control and monitor unit to measure and control input and output parameters in the power supply. A battery charger is utilized to maintain the voltage and current levels with the backup battery supply source which powers an inverter unit that converts the DC power to an AC output.

  17. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM - 2011

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2012-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2011 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2011 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2011-00026, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2011, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2011 met the requirements of C-ESR-G-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 25, 26 and 34 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2011-00495, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2011, Waste Tanks 25, 26, 34 and 41. A total of 5813 photographs were made and 835 visual and video inspections were performed during 2011. A potential leaksite was discovered at Tank 4 during routine annual inspections performed in 2011. The new crack, which is above the allowable fill level, resulted in no release to the environment or tank annulus. The location of the crack is documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.6.

  18. 2006 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    3 UMTRCA Title I Annual Report March 2014 Durango, Colorado Page 4-1 4.0 Durango, Colorado, Disposal Site 4.1 Compliance Summary The Durango, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title I Disposal Site, inspected on May 21, 2013, was in excellent condition. Vegetation on top of the disposal cell remains healthy, and the top and side slopes remain relatively free of deep-rooted species. A gap in the retention pond fence was repaired. No additional maintenance needs or

  19. 2006 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Durango, Colorado Page 4-1 4.0 Durango, Colorado, Disposal Site 4.1 Compliance Summary The Durango, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title I Disposal Site, inspected on June 3, 2014, was in good condition. Vegetation on top of the disposal cell was healthy, and the top and side slopes were relatively free of deep-rooted species. Perimeter sign P1 was missing and will be replaced. One witness corner monument associated with boundary monument BM-4 was bent, and one

  20. System for inspection of stacked cargo containers

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Derenzo, Stephen (Pinole, CA)

    2011-08-16

    The present invention relates to a system for inspection of stacked cargo containers. One embodiment of the invention generally comprises a plurality of stacked cargo containers arranged in rows or tiers, each container having a top, a bottom a first side, a second side, a front end, and a back end; a plurality of spacers arranged in rows or tiers; one or more mobile inspection devices for inspecting the cargo containers, wherein the one or more inspection devices are removeably disposed within the spacers, the inspection means configured to move through the spacers to detect radiation within the containers. The invented system can also be configured to inspect the cargo containers for a variety of other potentially hazardous materials including but not limited to explosive and chemical threats.

  1. Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security measures increase as of March: vehicle inspections won't delay traffic New increased security procedures meet LANL's security objectives while minimizing impacts on local businesses and tourists. March 23, 2012 The most prominent change is the increase of random inspections of all vehicles transiting the Laboratory, to include West and East Jemez Roads and roadways leading to the main Laboratory administrative area, Technical Area 3

  2. POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3

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    POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3) Changes Effective January 11, 2010 Pajarito Corridor Deliveries: Drivers of commercial delivery trucks headed to the Pajarito Corridor (Pajarito Road bounded by NM Highway 4 and Diamond Drive) must stop at Post 10 for truck inspections. Drivers will then need to present time-stamped inspection passes from Post 10 to protective force offcers stationed at the Pajarito Corridor. (Drivers exiting Post 10 should (1) turn right and proceed west on the Truck

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0488 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0488 November 20, 2000 Inspection of Selected Aspects of the Department of Energy's Classified Document Transmittal Process In view of recent concerns regarding the security of Department of Energy (DOE) classified information, including nuclear weapons information, we initiated an inspection to determine whether officials of the Department and its contractors, including officials of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its contractors, followed the

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0530 November 9, 2001 Inspection of the Management of Personal Property at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy, conducted an inspection to review the management of accountable Government-owned personal property at the Department's Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (Ashtabula) in Ashtabula, Ohio. Earthline Technologies (Earthline), formerly RMI Environmental Services, is the Department's

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0536 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0536 December 20, 2001 Follow-on Inspection of the Department of Energy's Value Engineering Program Value Engineering is a recognized management tool which, if properly implemented and executed, can streamline operations, improve quality, and reduce costs. Through the use of methodologies such as Value Engineering, Federal agencies are realizing an average of more than $20 in savings/costs avoidance for each dollar spent on performing the value effort. PDF icon Inspection

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0576 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0576 November 26, 2002 Inspection of Nuclear Safety At The Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), conducted an inspection to review issues related to nuclear safety at the Department's Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (Ashtabula) in Ashtabula, Ohio. The Ashtabula Site is owned by the RMI Titanium Company (RMI) and is comprised of two facilities, the Extrusion Plant and the Metals Plant.

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0587 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    87 Inspection Report: IG-0587 February 21, 2003 Inspection Firearms Internal Controls at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) maintains 1,643 firearms for use by its protective force contractor, Protection Technology Los Alamos (PTLA), and its Security and Safeguards and Dynamic Experimentation Divisions. Firearms are considered sensitive items by DOE and are subject to strict inventory controls. The purpose of this inspection was

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0660 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0660 August 30, 2004 Inspection Report on "Internal Controls Over the Accountability of Computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop and desktop computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico. Computers are used in the full range of operations at Sandia, to include processing classified information. Department of

  9. F Reactor Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    F Reactor Inspection F Reactor Inspection Addthis Description Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has

  10. INSPECTION REPORT Allegations Regarding Management of Highly

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Management of Highly Enriched Uranium INS-L-15-03 September 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 1, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report: "Allegations Regarding Management of Highly Enriched Uranium"

  11. INSPECTION REPORT Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory INS-O-15-01 October 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 7, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence Livermore

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Report - February 2003 | Department of Energy Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides a summary of the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    47 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0735 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0735 August 3, 2006 Destruction of Classified Hard Drives at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico Report on Sandia National Laboratory in reference to...

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0438 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    25, 1999 Inspection of Reporting at Oak Ridge of Potential Noncompliances With DOE Price-Anderson Amendments Act Implementing Rules To provide oversight of how well...

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories...

  17. Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2001-10-08

    ACE-IT is a computer-based training tool developed to simulate an on-site inspection of a facility. Inspectors and hosts practice realistic scenarios to prepare for inspections, to supplement tabletop and mock inspections, and for general training in managed access techniques. A training exercise is conducted between interconnected computer workstations. Participants at each workstation play a role, such as inspector or host, and the exercise permits team-specific actions at each stage of the inspection. Prompts and on-screenmore » menus let the participants know what responses are expected from them to continue the exercise.« less

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Report: IG-0433 December 3, 1998 Inspection of Department of Energy's Conference Policies and Practices The Department of Energy (Department) is a recognized world leader in...

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    of Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection...

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0756 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0756 February 2, 2007 Chemical Safety Protocols at the Pantex Plant The Pantex Plant (Pantex) mission includes, among other things, AND OBJECTIVE the...

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0593 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0593 April 1, 2003 Concerns Related to the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation The Office of Inspector General (OIG)...

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and...

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0695 July 27, 2005 Coordination of Biological Select Agent Activities at Department of Energy Facilities The emerging threat to homeland security posed by...

  4. INS-0-99-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING

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    9-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER OPERATIONS OFFICE OCTOBER 1998 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS SDepartment of Energy S"Washington, DC 20585 October 5, 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY F.OM: Grego H. Friedman Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River

  5. Results of an effective cable inspection program

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    Lenko, J.P.; Charlton, C.B.; Vollkommer, H.T. Jr.

    1995-10-01

    To provide better service to customers and to maximize the service life of distribution underground cables, a cable inspection program began in April of 1992. This inspection program covers medium voltage cable and supplements the minimum AEIC testing requirements done by manufacturers. The AEP program has resulted in preventing substandard and non-specified cables from being placed in service. This program requires manufacturers to send a two foot sample of cable from each shipping reel prior to shipment to the Electrical Laboratory for inspection. The samples are then randomly selected for inspection. Results of each inspection are reported to AEP Operating Companies within five days and are logged into a yearly accumulative data base per manufacturer. During 1993, approximately 108,000 feet of cable were returned to manufacturers which represents about 4.54% of the medium voltage cable received on the AEP System. As a result of this inspection program it appears that several cable manufacturers have improved their product or production system resulting in a cleaner cable, meeting Company and industry standards. Results of these inspections are passed on to their customers through lower costs and a more reliable distribution system. The results of this in-house inspection program are evaluated by Distribution Engineering and sent to Purchasing for their use when preparing blanket purchase orders for cable.

  6. POST-CLOSURE CARE AND INSPECTION PLAN

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    B Post-Closure Care and Inspection Plan This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Comprehensive Legacy Management and Institutional Controls Plan Doc. No. S03496-8.0-Final Attachment B-Post-Closure Care and Inspection Plan January 2015 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iii 1.0 Introduction

  7. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jenkins, Charles F. (Aiken, SC); Howard, Boyd D. (Augusta, GA)

    1998-01-01

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprising a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present.

  8. Underground pipe inspection device and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Germata, Daniel Thomas (Wadsworth, IL)

    2009-02-24

    A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.

  9. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009

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    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2010-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2009 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2009 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per LWO-LWE-2008-00423, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2009, were completed. All Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2009 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 1, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.4. UT inspections were performed on Tank 29 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00559, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2009, Waste Tank 29. Post chemical cleaning UT measurements were made in Tank 6 and the results are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00560, Tank Inspection NDE Results Tank 6, Including Summary of Waste Removal Support Activities in Tanks 5 and 6. A total of 6669 photographs were made and 1276 visual and video inspections were performed during 2009. Twenty-Two new leaksites were identified in 2009. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.4. Fifteen leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Five leaksites at Tank 6 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Two new leaksites were identified at Tank 19 during waste removal activities. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tanks 5 and 12 during waste removal activities. Also, a very small amount of additional leakage from a previously identified leaksite at Tank 14 was observed.

  10. Uranium at Y-12: Inspection | Y-12 National Security Complex

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    Inspection Uranium at Y-12: Inspection Posted: July 22, 2013 - 3:36pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 10, Issue 1 | 2013 Inspection of enriched uranium is performed by dimensional checks...

  11. Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dudar, Aed M.; Wagner, David G.; Teese, Gregory D.

    1994-01-01

    An apparatus for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm.

  12. Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

    1994-06-28

    An apparatus is described for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm. 5 figures.

  13. 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Office of Legacy Management 2003 Annual Inspection - Weldon Spring, Missouri February 2004 Page 1 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring Site St. Charles, Missouri Summary The Weldon Spring Site, located in St. Charles, Missouri, was inspected on October 28 and 29, 2003. This was the first annual surveillance and maintenance inspection at the Weldon Spring site and serves as a baseline for future inspections. The inspection was conducted in accordance with the draft Long-Term Surveillance

  14. ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Autonomous Retrieval of

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    Cloud and Aerosol Properties from ARM Micropulse Lidar Autonomous Retrieval of Cloud and Aerosol Properties from ARM Micropulse Lidar Flynn, Connor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Christy, Jason Columbia University Beus, Sherman PNNL Micropulse Lidar (MPL) have been a core component of ARM active remote sensing for more than a decade. To date, autonomous value-added products developed from the MPL have focused strictly on determination of cloud base and cloud boundaries. We present

  15. Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies Using

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Filtering Methods (Conference) | SciTech Connect Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies Using Filtering Methods Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Autonomous Correction of Sensor Data Applied to Building Technologies Using Filtering Methods Sensor data validity is extremely important in a number of applications, particularly building technologies where collected data are used to determine performance. An example of this is Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  16. CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    1 Performance-Based Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-38, Rev. 1) This Criteria Review and Approach...

  17. ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for ...

  18. 2010 Inspection and Status Report for the Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection - Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Site, Rincn, Puerto Rico October 2013 Page 1 2013 Inspection and Status Report for the Former Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

  19. RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) inspection manual. Final report

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    Not Available

    1988-04-22

    The RCRA Inspection Manual is intended to assist RCRA field inspectors in their performance of Compliance Evaluation Inspections of RCRA generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Included in the document are inspection procedures for both interim status and permitted facilities. The guidance also provides inspection checklists to aid the inspectors in their review of facility compliance. The Manual will assist RCRA inspectors and enforcement personnel to: conduct RCRA inspections efficiently and professionally, to determine facility compliance with RCRA regulations, adequately prepare for and conduct inspections at RCRA generators, transporters and TSD's, review facility permits for inspection of permitted facilities, and prepare quality inspection reports.

  20. Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007...

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    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's...

  2. GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthines...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness...

  3. December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    December 4, 2007The Department's National Energy Technology Laboratory announces the development of a new robotic pipeline inspection tool that could revolutionize the pipeline inspection process....

  4. Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    4 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health...

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Complex, Volume I - September 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I - September 2005 September 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Complex - June 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2008 June 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12...

  7. Inspection Report: INS-0-99-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    9, 1999 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Professional Research or Teaching Leave In March 1999, while conducting other Inspection work, the Department of...

  8. UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lamb, G.W.; Whinnery, W.N.

    1991-12-31

    Routine inspections of all UF{sub 6} cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have been mandated by the Department of Energy. A specific UF{sub 6} cylinder inspection procedure for what items to inspect and training for the operators prior to inspection duty are described. The layout of the cylinder yards and the forms used in the inspections are shown. The large number of cylinders (>30,000) to inspect and the schedule for completion on the mandated time table are discussed. Results of the inspections and the actions to correct the deficiencies are explained. Future inspections and movement of cylinders for relocation of certain cylinder yards are defined.

  9. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2011-06-23

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2010 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2010 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2009-00138, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2010, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2010 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 30, 31 and 32 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2010-00533, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2010, Waste Tanks 30, 31 and 32. A total of 5824 photographs were made and 1087 visual and video inspections were performed during 2010. Ten new leaksites at Tank 5 were identified in 2010. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.5. Ten leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. None of these new leaksites resulted in a release to the environment. The leaksites were documented during wall cleaning activities and the waste nodules associated with the leaksites were washed away. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tank 12 during waste removal activities.

  10. Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-09-15

    Recent advances in laying, inspecting, and repairing pipelines are helping to cut both costs and time. A new dredging system that employs jets to clear a subsea trench for pipelay received trials off Belgium last spring. Also, within the last year, projects in the Middle East and North Sea employed technologies that promise to make inspecting the surface of a subsea pipeline in difficult terrain easier, less time consuming, and therefore less costly. Plus, subsea repair of damaged pipelines may take less time with a new ``stabbable`` pipe connector. The paper describes jet dredging, inspection advance, support software, the North Sea site, and pipeline repair.

  11. Assessment of a multi-stage underwater vehicle concept using a fossil-fuel Stirling engine

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    Reader, G.T.; Potter, I.J.

    1995-12-31

    The Stirling Engine because of its inherent closed-cycle operation can be readily modified to work in an airless environment even if the primary source of energy is a fossil fuel. Thus, Stirling engines are well suited for use in the underwater environment and have been operated successfully in manned military submarines since the early 1980s. In recent years fossil fueled Stirling systems have been also proposed for use in small unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). However, in this case the need to carry an onboard oxygen supply in a very confined space has presented a number of design difficulties. These are identified in the paper. However, if the oxidant supply to the engine is provided by the membrane extraction of dissolved oxygen from seawater and/or disposable fuel/oxidant pods are used then the UUV Stirling system becomes more attractive. If this latter concept is extended to include multi-stage vehicles then it can be shown that fossil fueled Stirlings could also be put to effective use in long range-long endurance underwater vehicular operations.

  12. Autonomous Control of Nuclear Power Plants

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    Basher, H.

    2003-10-20

    A nuclear reactor is a complex system that requires highly sophisticated controllers to ensure that desired performance and safety can be achieved and maintained during its operations. Higher-demanding operational requirements such as reliability, lower environmental impacts, and improved performance under adverse conditions in nuclear power plants, coupled with the complexity and uncertainty of the models, necessitate the use of an increased level of autonomy in the control methods. In the opinion of many researchers, the tasks involved during nuclear reactor design and operation (e.g., design optimization, transient diagnosis, and core reload optimization) involve important human cognition and decisions that may be more easily achieved with intelligent methods such as expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms. Many experts in the field of control systems share the idea that a higher degree of autonomy in control of complex systems such as nuclear plants is more easily achievable through the integration of conventional control systems and the intelligent components. Researchers have investigated the feasibility of the integration of fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and expert systems with the conventional control methods to achieve higher degrees of autonomy in different aspects of reactor operations such as reactor startup, shutdown in emergency situations, fault detection and diagnosis, nuclear reactor alarm processing and diagnosis, and reactor load-following operations, to name a few. With the advancement of new technologies and computing power, it is feasible to automate most of the nuclear reactor control and operation, which will result in increased safety and economical benefits. This study surveys current status, practices, and recent advances made towards developing autonomous control systems for nuclear reactors.

  13. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1998-06-23

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present. 7 figs.

  14. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... Site Inspection na Continue to monitor September-13 Beaver dam has been established in front of culvert. Clear dam if culvert becomes completely blocked 1598 FPA ARA South of S ...

  15. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

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    Solar Energy Technologies Office

    2010-08-03

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  16. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  17. Robotic Wind Turbine Inspection | GE Global Research

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    Advances Wind Turbine Inspection Through Robotic Trials Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new...

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0677 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0677 February 22, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to Out-Processing of Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory The core mission of the Department...

  19. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 ... Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect ...

  20. Component with inspection-facilitating features

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    and Security. The inspection also included an evaluation of the environment, safety, and health management program at the site, the results of which are provided in Volume I to...

  2. Emerging nondestructive inspection methods for aging aircraft

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Beattie, A; Dahlke, L; Gieske, J

    1994-01-01

    This report identifies and describes emerging nondestructive inspection (NDI) methods that can potentially be used to inspect commercial transport and commuter aircraft for structural damage. The nine categories of emerging NDI techniques are: acoustic emission, x-ray computed tomography, backscatter radiation, reverse geometry x-ray, advanced electromagnetics, including magnetooptic imaging and advanced eddy current techniques, coherent optics, advanced ultrasonics, advanced visual, and infrared thermography. The physical principles, generalized performance characteristics, and typical applications associated with each method are described. In addition, aircraft inspection applications are discussed along with the associated technical considerations. Finally, the status of each technique is presented, with a discussion on when it may be available for use in actual aircraft maintenance programs. It should be noted that this is a companion document to DOT/FAA/CT-91/5, Current Nondestructive Inspection Methods for Aging Aircraft.

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0397 October 7, 1996 Report on Inspection of the Secretary of Energy's Foreign Travel Inspectorl General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant in each trip, the funding of each trip, and claims for reimbursements for expenses by Federal trip participants. The Secretary also requested that the review include an assessment of travel

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0431 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0431 November 23, 1999 Inspection of Issues Associated With the Department of Energy's Tritium Source Selection Process The Office of Inspector General received a letter dated August 31, 1998 from Senator Strom Thurmond concerning the selection of the tritium production source. The letter stated that information had been received which suggested that certain senior level Department officials may have engaged in a systematic effort to undermine the validity of the

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0445 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    45 Inspection Report: IG-0445 May 28, 1999 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Export Licensing Process for Dual-Use and Munitions Commodities On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency, update and expand on a 1993 interagency review of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities.

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0477 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0477 July 26, 2000 Inspection of Cost Recovery Concerns at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a complaint concerning possible misuse of cost recovery funds at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Specifically, it was alleged that: 1) some cost recovery funds from DOE's Office of Defense Programs were placed in OSTI's "general fund" and used for

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0480 September 1, 2000 Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as "GAIN SHARING" where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0531 November 13, 2001 Inspection of Cyber Security Standards for Sensitive Personal Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), identified a concern relating to the cyber security of unclassified sensitive personal information maintained by the Department under the Privacy Act of 1974, and other personal information exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Privacy Act/FOIA personal information). Specifically,

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0778 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    78 Inspection Report: IG-0778 October 2, 2007 Inspection Report on The Consolidated Terrorism Watchlist Nomination Process at the Department of Energy The Government-wide effort to place known or suspected terrorists on a national watchlist is a key weapon in the global war on terrorism. Accurate watchlists provide an import tool for national defense and border protection operations. They allow law enforcement and intelligence personnel to screen and monitor suspected terrorist travel, reducing

  10. Inspection of lithographic mask blanks for defects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sommargren, Gary E. (Santa Cruz, CA)

    2001-01-01

    A visible light method for detecting sub-100 nm size defects on mask blanks used for lithography. By using optical heterodyne techniques, detection of the scattered light can be significantly enhanced as compared to standard intensity detection methods. The invention is useful in the inspection of super-polished surfaces for isolated surface defects or particulate contamination and in the inspection of lithographic mask or reticle blanks for surface defects or bulk defects or for surface particulate contamination.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0442 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    42 Inspection Report: IG-0442 April 1, 1999 Inspection of Selected Issues Regarding the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Program One method used by the Department of Energy (DOE) to promote worker safety is through the Department's accident investigation program. The objectives of the program are, among other things, to enhance safety and health of employees, to prevent the recurrence of accidents, and to reduce accident fatality rates and promote a downward trend in the number and

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0465 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0465 March 23, 2000 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Export License Process for Foreign National Visits and Assignments The Fiscal Year 2000 National Defense Authorization Act provided that not later than March 30 of each year, beginning this year, the President shall submit to Congress an annual report on the United States (US) Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0492 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    92 Inspection Report: IG-0492 February 2, 2001 Inspection of Department of Energy Activities Involving Biological Select Agents The Department of Energy's laboratories, including those managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration, conduct research involving biological select agents and select agent materials (e.g., DNA or select agents and subunits of toxins derived from select agents). For example, the laboratories are currently working to develop detection and response systems to

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0506 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    06 Inspection Report: IG-0506 June 14, 2001 Inspection of Selected Aspects of the Office of River Protection Performance-Based Incentive Program The Office of River Protection (ORP), which reports to the Office of Environmental Management, is responsible for remediation of the radioactive waste stored in tanks at the Hanford Site in the State of Washington. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, ORP established 26 performance-based contract incentives (PBCIs) that provided its management and operating

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0517 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    17 Inspection Report: IG-0517 August 24, 2001 Inspection of Selected Office of Security and Emergency Operations Firearms Inventories The Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a large inventory of firearms for use by protective forces at numerous DOE sites and for training at the Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (NNSI), formerly the Central Training Academy. Some excess firearms, as well as firearms that are not needed to meet current operational requirements, are stored by the

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0597 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0597 April 24, 2003 Inspection of Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including processing classified national security information. LANL reported an inventory of approximately 5,000 laptop and 30,000 desktop computers at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0656 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0656 August 10, 2004 Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Computers are used in the full range of operations at LANL, to include processing classified information. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify computers as

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    93 Inspection Report: IG-0693 June 17, 2005 Review of Security at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection of security at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The SPR is the United States' emergency stockpile of crude oil and was established in response to the 1973- 1974 oil embargo. The reserve currently stores approximately 695 million barrels of oil in underground salt caverns located in Louisiana and Texas. The SPR

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- June 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  20. Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility- August 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory- October 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- May 2007

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  3. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-02

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Selected Coordination Activities by the Department of Energy’s Office of Transportation Safeguards

  4. Inspection Report: S01IS007 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1IS007 Inspection Report: S01IS007 December 14, 2007 Facility Representative Certification at the Chicago Operations Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inspection Report: S02IS020

  5. Inspection Report: S99IS022 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    S99IS022 Inspection Report: S99IS022 December 1, 1999 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Domestic Partner Travel Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: S05IS022 Inspection Report: INS-L-11-05

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Construction at the Savannah River Site Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

  7. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site, Summary Report- February 2004

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- August 2007

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels Complex

  9. Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River Operations Office

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor

  13. Inspection Report: S95IS017 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5IS017 Inspection Report: S95IS017 January 1, 1995 Summary Abstract Report of Inspection on "Alleged Improper Management Actions by the Office of Environment Management Officials" Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S01IS018 Summary Letter Report: S10IS013 Inspection Report: INS-L-13-02

  14. Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Work Plan for FY 2013 A list of audits and inspections planned for FY 2013 by the U.S. Department of Enery, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Inspections PDF icon Planned Audits and Inspections for FY 2013 More Documents & Publications Work Plan FY 2016 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Performance Results and FY 2012 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Performance

  15. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 August 21, 2015 Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at the Site Office Publically available version of the OUO report issued in September 2014 PDF icon FREQUENTLY REQUESTED FOIA: Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 More Documents & Publications INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0921 Audit Letter Report: INS-L-07-05 Inspection Report: INS-L-12-03

  16. 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    4 Annual Inspection - Weldon Spring, Missouri January 2005 Page 1 2004 Annual Inspection Report for the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site Summary The Weldon Spring Site, located in St. Charles, Missouri, was inspected on November 17 and 18, 2004. The inspection was conducted in accordance with the Draft-Final Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site (August 2004), and associated inspection checklist. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection

  17. Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) Version 1.0.1

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2015-03-01

    The Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) provides cyber security and industrial network state awareness for Ethernet based control network implementations. The AICS utilizes collaborative mechanisms based on Autonomic Research and a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to: 1) identify anomalous network traffic; 2) discover network entity information; 3) deploy deceptive virtual hosts; and 4) implement self-configuring modules. AICS achieves these goals by dynamically reacting to the industrial human-digital ecosystem in which it resides. Information is transportedmore » internally and externally on a standards based, flexible two-level communication structure.« less

  18. Feasibility Study for an Autonomous UAV -Magnetometer System -- Final

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Report on SERDP SEED 1509:2206 (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect Feasibility Study for an Autonomous UAV -Magnetometer System -- Final Report on SERDP SEED 1509:2206 Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Feasibility Study for an Autonomous UAV -Magnetometer System -- Final Report on SERDP SEED 1509:2206 × You are accessing a document from the Department of Energy's (DOE) SciTech Connect. This site is a product of DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and is

  19. Remote inspection system for hazardous sites

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    Redd, J.; Borst, C.; Volz, R.A.; Everett, L.J.

    1999-04-01

    Long term storage of special nuclear materials poses a number of problems. One of these is a need to inspect the items being stored from time to time. Yet the environment is hostile to man, with significant radiation exposure resulting from prolonged presence in the storage facility. This paper describes research to provide a remote inspection capability, which could lead to eliminating the need for humans to enter a nuclear storage facility. While there are many ways in which an RI system might be created, this paper describes the development of a prototype remote inspection system, which utilizes virtual reality technology along with robotics. The purpose of this system is to allow the operator to establish a safe and realistic telepresence in a remote environment. In addition, it was desired that the user interface for the system be as intuitive to use as possible, thus eliminating the need for extensive training. The goal of this system is to provide a robotic platform with two cameras, which are capable of providing accurate and reliable stereographic images of the remote environment. One application for the system is that it might be driven down the corridors of a nuclear storage facility and utilized to inspect the drums inside, all without the need for physical human presence. Thus, it is not a true virtual reality system providing simulated graphics, but rather an augmented reality system, which performs remote inspection of an existing, real environment.

  20. Operational feasibility of underwater Stirling engine systems using oxygen-seawater extraction

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Potter, I.J.; Reader, G.T.

    1995-12-31

    The exploration of the oceans whether for societal, commercial, scientific or military reasons requires efficient and cost effective underwater vehicles. In turn, these vessels require efficient means of producing on board power for the propulsion and hotel load requirements of long endurance missions. The Stirling engine, because of its inherent closed-cycle operation, has long been an attractive candidate for underwater use and now has proved its reliability and maintainability in the arduous environment of a naval submarine application. More recently the Stirling has been considered for use in small long endurance unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs). However, with these type of vehicles the need to carry an on board oxygen supply in a very confined space has presented a number of design problems. The concept of using multi-stage vehicles with disposable energy pods has been explored and appears attractive although a major change in submarine design philosophy will be required if such vehicles are to launched from submarines. Another approach is to use a more space efficient source of oxygen. As seawater contains dissolved oxygen then if this source could be utilized to meet all or at least part of the engine`s need than a major design problem could be overcome. In this paper the findings of an initial study into the use of membranes or artificial gill techniques to provide oxygen for a Stirling powered DARPA type vehicle are presented. It has been found that only in certain sea areas is the concept of oxygen extraction feasible for use with power systems. Even in situations where there are sufficient levels of dissolved oxygen the gill system approach appears to have limited utility for UUV applications and a number of practical problems still need to be addressed.

  1. X-ray radiography for container inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Katz, Jonathan I.; Morris, Christopher L.

    2011-06-07

    Arrangements of X-ray inspection systems are described for inspecting high-z materials in voluminous objects such as containers. Inspection methods may involve generating a radiographic image based on detected attenuation corresponding to a pulsed beams of radiation transmitted through a voluminous object. The pulsed beams of radiation are generated by a high-energy source and transmitted substantially downward along an incident angle, of approximately 1.degree. to 30.degree., to a vertical axis extending through the voluminous object. The generated radiographic image may be analyzed to detect on localized high attenuation representative of high-z materials and to discriminate high-z materials from lower and intermediate-z materials on the basis of the high density and greater attenuation of high-z material for higher energy (3-10 MeV) X-rays, and the compact nature of threatening masses of fissionable materials.

  2. Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Burns, Geroge R. (Albuquerque, NM); Yang, Pin (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-01-19

    The present invention includes methods and apparatus for inspecting vicinally illuminated non-patterned areas of translucent materials. An initial image of the material is received. A second image is received following a relative translation between the material being inspected and a device generating the images. Each vicinally illuminated image includes a portion having optimal illumination, that can be extracted and stored in a composite image of the non-patterned area. The composite image includes aligned portions of the extracted image portions, and provides a composite having optimal illumination over a non-patterned area of the material to be inspected. The composite image can be processed by enhancement and object detection algorithms, to determine the presence of, and characterize any inhomogeneities present in the material.

  3. Contoured Surface Eddy Current Inspection System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Batzinger, Thomas James; Fulton, James Paul; Rose, Curtis Wayne; Perocchi, Lee Cranford

    2003-04-08

    Eddy current inspection of a contoured surface of a workpiece is performed by forming a backing piece of flexible, resiliently yieldable material with a contoured exterior surface conforming in shape to the workpiece contoured surface. The backing piece is preferably cast in place so as to conform to the workpiece contoured surface. A flexible eddy current array probe is attached to the contoured exterior surface of the backing piece such that the probe faces the contoured surface of the workpiece to be inspected when the backing piece is disposed adjacent to the workpiece. The backing piece is then expanded volumetrically by inserting at least one shim into a slot in the backing piece to provide sufficient contact pressure between the probe and the workpiece contoured surface to enable the inspection of the workpiece contoured surface to be performed.

  4. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Chungkao Hsieh.

    1993-11-02

    The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection. 5 figures.

  5. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (Palo Alto, CA); Hsieh, Chung-Kao (Stanford, CA)

    1993-01-01

    The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection.

  6. Multi-level scanning method for defect inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bokor, Jeffrey (Oakland, CA); Jeong, Seongtae (Richmond, CA)

    2002-01-01

    A method for performing scanned defect inspection of a collection of contiguous areas using a specified false-alarm-rate and capture-rate within an inspection system that has characteristic seek times between inspection locations. The multi-stage method involves setting an increased false-alarm-rate for a first stage of scanning, wherein subsequent stages of scanning inspect only the detected areas of probable defects at lowered values for the false-alarm-rate. For scanning inspection operations wherein the seek time and area uncertainty is favorable, the method can substantially increase inspection throughput.

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    The Security of Uranium Hexafluoride at the East Tennessee Technology Park Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004 Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0820 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0820 September 4, 2009 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force Authority The Department of Energy's (Department) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution supporting the Department's scientific, engineering, environmental, and national security activities. Livermore is managed and operated under contract by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) LLC, for the Department's National Nuclear

  9. Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This 2010 update to the 2006 edition consolidates the most import aspects of a field inspection into a simple process that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. Explanations and illustrative pictures are included to instruct the inspector on the specific details of each step.

  10. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, William T. (Idaho Falls, ID); Klingler, Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Bauer, Scott G. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2012-02-28

    An Explosion Proof Vehicle (EPV) having an interior substantially filled with an inert fluid creating an interior pressure greater than the exterior pressure. One or more flexible tubes provide the inert fluid and one or more electrical conductors from a control system to the vehicle. The vehicle is preferably used in subsurface tank inspection, whereby the vehicle is submerged in a volatile fluid.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0762 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    62 Inspection Report: IG-0762 March 28, 2007 Internal Controls Over Computer Property at the Department's Counterintelligence Directorate The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence conducts AND OBJECTIVE technical analyses of foreign intelligence for the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the United States Intelligence Community. The Counterintelligence Directorate (CN), which is part of the Office of Intelligence and

  12. Methods and apparatus for multi-parameter acoustic signature inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diaz, Aaron A. (Richland, WA); Samuel, Todd J. (Pasco, WA); Valencia, Juan D. (Kennewick, WA); Gervais, Kevin L. (Richland, WA); Tucker, Brian J. (Pasco, WA); Kirihara, Leslie J. (Richland, WA); Skorpik, James R. (Kennewick, WA); Reid, Larry D. (Benton City, WA); Munley, John T. (Benton City, WA); Pappas, Richard A. (Richland, WA); Wright, Bob W. (West Richland, WA); Panetta, Paul D. (Richland, WA); Thompson, Jason S. (Richland, WA)

    2007-07-24

    A multiparameter acoustic signature inspection device and method are described for non-invasive inspection of containers. Dual acoustic signatures discriminate between various fluids and materials for identification of the same.

  13. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspect and Repair Steam Traps Inspect and Repair Steam Traps This tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies. STEAM TIP SHEET #1 PDF icon Inspect and Repair Steam Traps (January 2012) More Documents & Publications Flash High-Pressure Condensate to Regenerate Low-Pressure Steam Use Steam Jet Ejectors or Thermocompressors to Reduce Venting of Low-Pressure Steam Recover Heat

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - February

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    2007 | Department of Energy February 2007 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Los Alamos Site Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Test Site. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2007 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The inspection

  15. Inspection Report: INS-L-11-04

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection Report on Allegations of Suspect Parts in Sun Microsystems Processors at Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - June

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2008 | Department of Energy Complex - June 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2008 June 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Y-12 Site Office and Y-12 National Security Complex. The inspection was conducted from March through May 2008 by the DOE Office of

  17. Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspection | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Energy Permitting and Inspection Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspection This document summarizes several successful initiatives to streamline and standardize permitting requirements for local solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. PDF icon webinar_062613_solar_permitting_inspections.pdf More Documents & Publications webinar_innovation_permitting_inspections.doc SunShot Prize Race to 7-Day Solar text_alternative_stat_webinar_2012_7_25.docx

  18. EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Offers Efficient Alternative | Department of Energy Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative April 22, 2015 - 2:06pm Addthis ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based

  19. Appendix B Landfill Inspection Forms and Survey Data

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    B Landfill Inspection Forms and Survey Data This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank Original Landfill January 2012 Monthly Inspection-Attachment 1 The monthly inspection of the OLF was completed on January 30. The Rocky Flats Site only received .15 inches of precipitation during the month of January. The cover was dry at the time of the inspection. The slump in the East Perimeter Channel (EPC) remained unchanged. Berm locations that were re-graded during the OLF

  20. Appendix B Landfill Inspection Forms and Survey Data

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Original Landfill January 2011 Monthly Inspection - Attachment 1 The January inspection of the OLF was completed on January 28. The cover was fairly dry at the time of the inspection as precipitation has been scarce during the entire month. No new cracks were observed during this inspection. The locations where the previously reported cracks had been filled and compacted were also still in good repair. Project Location Updates Berm 1 and 7 continue to look good with no new slumping or cracking

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2009 | Department of Energy Office - December 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December 2009 December 2009 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Savannah River Site Office and the Tritium Program Facilities This report documents the results of an inspection of nuclear safety at several National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facilities located at Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site. The inspection was performed during August and September

  2. Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Alternative | Department of Energy Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative April 22, 2015 - 2:06pm Addthis ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. The

  3. Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Kansas City Plant. The inspection was conducted in April and May 2004 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, within the

  4. Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 April 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories. The inspection was conducted during January and February 2008 by the DOE Office of Independent

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 | Department

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of Energy DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 April 2006 Inspection of the Radiological Assistance Program This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Radiological Assistance Program. The inspection was performed from November 2005 to January 2006 by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the DOE Office of Security and Safety

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park - November

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2008 | Department of Energy East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park. The inspection was conducted during August and September 2008 by

  7. Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2007 | Department of Energy Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 March 2007 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Office of Secure Transportation This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of the emergency management program for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Secure Transportation. The inspection was performed in January and February 2007 by the Office of

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was performed during March and April 2009 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, which is within the

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2002 | Department of Energy Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Pantex Plant This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was conducted in October and November 2002 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - May 2005 |

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department of Energy Laboratories - May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2005 by the

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January 2010 |

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department of Energy Savannah River Site - January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January 2010 January 2010 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site. The inspection was conducted in August and September 2009 by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight,

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2003 | Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Y-12 National Security Complex. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2003 by the Office of

  13. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    4 Annual Inspection - Hallam, Nebraska May 2014 Page 1 2014 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on April 8, 2014. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. There are 19 groundwater monitoring wells at the Hallam site. Four of the 19 wells are flush mount

  14. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    5 Annual Inspection - Hallam, Nebraska May 2015 Page 1 2015 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on April 9, 2015. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. Groundwater is sampled every two years, and was last sampled in June 2014. Results were not

  15. Underwater robotic work systems for Russian arctic offshore oil/gas industry: Final report. Export trade information

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-12-15

    The study was performed in association with Rosshelf, a shelf developing company located in Moscow. This volume involves developing an underwater robotic work system for oil exploration in Russia`s Arctic waters, Sea of Okhotsk and the Caspian Sea. The contents include: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Study Background; (3) Study Outline and Results; (4) Conclusions; (5) Separately Published Elements; (6) List of Subcontractors.

  16. 241-AZ Farm Annulus Extent of Condition Baseline Inspection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Engeman, Jason K.; Girardot, Crystal L.; Vazquez, Brandon J.

    2013-05-15

    This report provides the results of the comprehensive annulus visual inspection for tanks 241- AZ-101 and 241-AZ-102 performed in fiscal year 2013. The inspection established a baseline covering about 95 percent of the annulus floor for comparison with future inspections. Any changes in the condition are also included in this document.

  17. 241-AY-102 Leak Detection Pit Drain Line Inspection Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Boomer, Kayle D.; Engeman, Jason K.; Gunter, Jason R.; Joslyn, Cameron C.; Vazquez, Brandon J.; Venetz, Theodore J.; Garfield, John S.

    2014-01-20

    This document provides a description of the design components, operational approach, and results from the Tank AY-102 leak detection pit drain piping visual inspection. To perform this inspection a custom robotic crawler with a deployment device was designed, built, and operated by IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc. for WRPS to inspect the 6-inch leak detection pit drain line.

  18. Inspection Report: S05IS022 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5IS022 Inspection Report: S05IS022 March 21, 2005 Review of Possible Inappropriate Job Solicitation Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S05IS042 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inpsection Report: IG-0671

  19. TOWARD HIGHLY SECURE AND AUTONOMIC COMPUTING SYSTEMS: A HIERARCHICAL APPROACH

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lee, Hsien-Hsin S

    2010-05-11

    The overall objective of this research project is to develop novel architectural techniques as well as system software to achieve a highly secure and intrusion-tolerant computing system. Such system will be autonomous, self-adapting, introspective, with self-healing capability under the circumstances of improper operations, abnormal workloads, and malicious attacks. The scope of this research includes: (1) System-wide, unified introspection techniques for autonomic systems, (2) Secure information-flow microarchitecture, (3) Memory-centric security architecture, (4) Authentication control and its implication to security, (5) Digital right management, (5) Microarchitectural denial-of-service attacks on shared resources. During the period of the project, we developed several architectural techniques and system software for achieving a robust, secure, and reliable computing system toward our goal.

  20. Autonomous intelligent assembly systems LDRD 105746 final report.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Anderson, Robert J.

    2013-04-01

    This report documents a three-year to develop technology that enables mobile robots to perform autonomous assembly tasks in unstructured outdoor environments. This is a multi-tier problem that requires an integration of a large number of different software technologies including: command and control, estimation and localization, distributed communications, object recognition, pose estimation, real-time scanning, and scene interpretation. Although ultimately unsuccessful in achieving a target brick stacking task autonomously, numerous important component technologies were nevertheless developed. Such technologies include: a patent-pending polygon snake algorithm for robust feature tracking, a color grid algorithm for uniquely identification and calibration, a command and control framework for abstracting robot commands, a scanning capability that utilizes a compact robot portable scanner, and more. This report describes this project and these developed technologies.

  1. Acoustic Inspection Device V1.0

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2002-01-16

    The Acoustic Inspection Device (AID) is an instrument used to interrogate materials with ultrasonic acoustic waves. The AID application software program runs under the Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 operating system. Is serves as the instrument controller and provides the user interface for the instrument known as the Acoustic Inspection Device (AID). The program requests, acquires, and analyzes acoustic waveforms from the AID hardware (pulser/receiver module, digitizer, and communications link). Graphical user displays ofmore » the AID application program include the real-time display of ultrasonic acoustic waveforms and analytical results including acoustic time-of-flight, velocity, and material identification. This program utilizes a novel algorithm, developed at PNNL, that automatically extracts the time-of-flight and amplitude data from the raw waveform and compares the extracted data to a material database.« less

  2. System for inspecting large size structural components

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Birks, Albert S. (Columbus, OH); Skorpik, James R. (Kennewick, WA)

    1990-01-01

    The present invention relates to a system for inspecting large scale structural components such as concrete walls or the like. The system includes a mobile gamma radiation source and a mobile gamma radiation detector. The source and detector are constructed and arranged for simultaneous movement along parallel paths in alignment with one another on opposite sides of a structural component being inspected. A control system provides signals which coordinate the movements of the source and detector and receives and records the radiation level data developed by the detector as a function of source and detector positions. The radiation level data is then analyzed to identify areas containing defects corresponding to unexpected variations in the radiation levels detected.

  3. Fossil vertebrate footprints in the Coconino Sandstone (Permian) of northern Arizona: Evidence for underwater origin

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brand, L.R.; Thu Tang (Loma Linda Univ., CA (United States))

    1991-12-01

    Numerous fossil vertebrate trackways in the Coconino Sandstone of northern Arizona exhibit several features that imply that these trackways were not made in subaerial conditions. Some trackways begin or end abruptly on undisturbed bedding planes, and in other trackways the individual prints are oriented in a different direction from that of the trackway. These features indicate buoyancy of the animals in water. The animals were swimming in the water part of the time and at other times walking on the substrate, and they were sometimes orienting upslope on the surface of the underwater dunes, while being drifted sideways by lateral currents. Observations on salamander locomotion in a sedimentation tank with flowing water support this model.

  4. APPLYING SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY ACCOMPLISHES VISUAL INSPECTION CHALLENGES

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Robinson, C

    2007-07-21

    This paper discusses the successful implementation of simple video technologies at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to perform complex visual inspection, monitoring, and surveillance tasks. Because SRS facilities are similar to those of an industrial plant, the environmental and accessibility considerations for remote viewing are the primary determining factors in the selection of technology. The constraints and challenges associated with remote viewing are discussed, and examples of applications are given.

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0482 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0482 September 28, 2000 Allegations Concerning the Department of Energy's Site Safeguards and Security Planning Process The Director, Office of Security and Emergency Operations provided the Office of Inspector General with a letter he had received which raised allegations of serious improprieties in the Department of Energy's Site Safeguards and Security Planning (SSSP) process. Specifically, the letter included allegations that a number of people within the Department

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0625 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0625 November 4, 2003 Reporting of Security Incidents at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) performs OBJECTIVES research and development activities in support of national defense that require the highest levels of security. The University of California (UC) manages and operates Livermore under contract with the Department of Energy (DOE), which includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). On May

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0663 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0663 Septermber 24, 2004 Control and Accountability of Emergency Communication Network Equipment The Department of Energy's Emergency Communication Network (ECN) is a high-speed, global, emergency communications network that supports the exchange of classified and unclassified voice, data, and video information for managing national emergencies, as well as emergencies involving the Department's facilities and operations. The ECN currently connects the Departments

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0703 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0703 September 30, 2005 Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), located on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico, has been in operation since the early 1940's. LANL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility operated by the University of California. Throughout its history, LANL has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials that

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0742 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0742 October 11, 2006 Protective Force Property Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore AND OBJECTIVE National Laboratory (LLNL) supports the maintenance of a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and provides expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. LLNL is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site operated by the

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0745 November 15, 2006 Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supports the Department of Energy's core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. Livermore personnel perform tests and study various characteristics of nuclear

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0746 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0746 November 29, 2006 Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; developing technical solutioils to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destnlction; and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and national security. Site support services at

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0780 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0780 October 25, 2007 Work Order Estimate and Cost Issues for Site Support Services at Los AlamosNational Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The National Nuclear Security Administration has cognizance over the Laboratory. Site support services at LANL, including maintenance and repairs, are provided by KSL Services Joint Venture (KSL) under a 5-year, almost

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0806 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    06 Inspection Report: IG-0806 November 25, 2008 40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy Sites The Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), operate some of the most sensitive Federal facilities in the United States. Because of the mission requirements, safeguards and security is a top priority at these sites. As part of its security regime, the Department maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0850 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    50 Inspection Report: IG-0850 April 15, 2011 Verification of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Contract Workers' Eligibility to Work in the U.S. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley) is a research laboratory managed by the Department's Berkeley Site Office (Site Office). Berkeley, operated under contract by the University of California, conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, employing approximately 4,200

  16. ETA-HIAC06 - Receipt Inspection

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    6 Revision 0 Effective: November 1, 2004 Receipt Inspection Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Garrett P. Beauregard Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: ______________ Donald B. Karner ETA-HIAC06 Revision 1 2 2004 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 4 5.0

  17. ETA-NAC006 - Receipt Inspection

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    NAC006 Revision 2 Effective: December 1, 2004 Receipt Inspection Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Ryan Harkins Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: ______________ Donald B. Karner ETA-NAC006 Revision 2 2 2004 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 3 5.0

  18. ETA-UTP011 - Receipt Inspection

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    11 Revision 0 Effective March 23, 2001 Receipt Inspection Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Steven R. Ryan Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Jude M. Clark Procedure ETA-UTP011 Revision 0 Page 2 © 2001 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 4

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    94 Inspection Report: IG-0794 May 22, 2008 Office of Science Laboratory Conferences The Department of Energy's Office of Science manages ten major laboratories, comprising one of the most comprehensive research systems of its kind in the world. Office of Science entities hold a variety of conferences that bring together a broad range of scientists and researchers to present scientific results, discuss technologies, and expand collaboration. Federal and Department policies provide guidance on the

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0852 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0852 July 1, 2011 Alleged Violations of Executive Order 12333, U.S. Intelligence Activities - Improper Retention and Dissemination of Information on U.S. Persons The collection, retention and dissemination of intelligence data involving U.S. Persons is generally governed by Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, July 2008, as amended. U.S. Persons include United States citizens, aliens known to be permanent resident aliens, or

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0859 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0859 February 17, 2012 Property Accountability and Protection of Federal Sensitive Unclassified Information Under the Cooperative Agreement with the Incorporated County of Los Alamos On September 30, 2008, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) entered into a 5-year Cooperative Agreement with the County of Los Alamos. The Cooperative Agreement contained provisions for the management of Federally-owned personal property provided to the Los Alamos County Fire

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0464 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0464 March 22, 2000 Follow-on Review of the Status of the U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Implementation Plan The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20001 requires the President to submit to Congress an annual report to include, as a minimum, an audit by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and State of the policies and procedures of the United States (US) Government with respect to the export of

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0615 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    15 Inspection Report: IG-0615 August 11, 2003 Oversight of Shock Sensitive Chemicals at the Department's Ames Laboratory Shock sensitive chemicals, which are used throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, have the potential to undergo a rapid reaction that can release relatively large amounts of energy that may be violent enough to produce an explosive detonation. Therefore, properly managing them is critical to ensuring the safety of personnel, as well as the protection of DOE assets.

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    36 Inspection Report: IG-0636 January 23, 2004 Protective Force Performance Test Improprieties On June 26, 2003, a protective force performance test was conducted at the Department of Energy's Y-12 National Security Complex, which is a component of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The purpose of the test was to obtain realistic data for developing the Y-12 Site Safeguards and Security Plan. The mission at the site includes a number of sensitive activities, such as enriched

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0645 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    45 Inspection Report: IG-0645 April 13, 2004 Contractor Compliance with Deemed Export Controls The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 requires that between 2000 and 2007. the President shall submit to Congress and annual report to include a review that examines export control issues by the Offices of Inspector General (OIGs) of the Departments of Energy, Commerce, State, and Defense. For 2004, the OIGs for these agencies and the Department of Homeland Security and the

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0654 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0654 July 6, 2004 Unauthorized Handguns on National Nuclear Security Administration Aircraft The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received several allegations related to the transport of handguns by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) affiliated personnel between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where a training exercise involving NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) was to be held. One of the allegations was that on October 14, 2003,

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0674 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    74 Inspection Report: IG-0674 February 11, 2005 Unauthorized Handguns on the Nevada Test Site Within the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear OBJECTIVES Security Administration's (NNSA's) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) is responsible for providing the safe and secure transport of nuclear weapons, special nuclear materials, and weapons components between DOE production facilities and Department of Defense facilities via surface and air modes of transportation. OST uses the

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0681 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0681 March 24, 2005 Concerns Regarding a Non-Viable (Dead)"Anthrax Spore" Research Project at theOak Ridge National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous complaint involving an "anthrax" (Bacillus anthracis, Ames strain) spore research project at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Specifically, it was alleged that: * A former ORNL employee who returned to ORNL as a Guest Researcher

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0682 March 24, 2005 The Department of Energy's Review of Chemical and Biological Export License Applications The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 provides that beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, the President shall annually submit to Congress a report by the Inspectors General of, at a minimum, the Departments of Energy (Energy), Commerce (Commerce), Defense (Defense), and State (State) of the policies and procedures

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0687 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0687 April 28, 2005 Property Control and Accountability at the Idaho National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) couples scientific and engineering expertise with unique facilities and operations to execute DOE missions. These missions include addressing the environmental legacy of the Cold War; ensuring a secure, reliable, and sustainable national energy infrastructure; supporting national security programs; and contributing to

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0715 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0715 January 12, 2006 Acquisition of Protective Force Weapons by Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico (Sandia Laboratory), is a Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility operated by Sandia Corporation. Located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sandia Laboratory applies advanced science and engineering to help the U.S. and its allies detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate national security

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0716 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0716 January 19, 2006 Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site supporting the Department of Energy's (DOE's) core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0717 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0717 January 24, 2006 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Los Alamos National Laboratory Protective Force Management The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National AND OBJECTIVES Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The primary national security missions of LANL are to help ensure the safety and reliability of the Nation's nuclear stockpile, prevent the spread of weapons of mass

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0719 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0719 February 2, 2006 Protective Force Contracts at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Department of Energy (DOE) mission at the Oak Ridge AND OBJECTIVE Reservation requires a paramilitary protective force comprised of several hundred security police officers to safeguard the production and storage of nuclear weapons components, special nuclear material, and other sensitive work. Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut) initially provided protective force services for the Oak

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0732 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0732 June 30, 2006 The Human Reliability Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) supports the core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile and applies scientific expertise towards the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. LLNL is managed by the University of California for the Department's National

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0734 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0734 July 26, 2006 Internal Controls for Excessing and Surplusing Unclassified Computers atLos Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National AND OBJECTIVE Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The primary national security missions of LANL are to help ensure the safety and reliability of the Nation's nuclear stockpile, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, develop

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0754 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0754 January 18, 2007 Sandia National Laboratory-California Procurement Card Program The mission of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Sandia AND OBJECTIVE National Laboratory-California (Sandia-CA) includes applying advanced science and engineering to support the United States' deterrence policy by ensuring the nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, reducing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and enhancing the surety of energy. Sandia-CA is managed by Lockheed

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0757 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0757 February 16, 2007 Excessing of Computers Used for Unclassified Controlled Information at the Idaho National Laboratory In support of its mission, the Department of Energy spends over $2 billion each year on information technology and has a current inventory of approximately 800 information systems, including up to 115,000 personal computers, many powerful supercomputers, numerous servers, and a broad array of related peripheral equipment. The unclassified computers

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0770 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0770 July 20, 2007 Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the Department of Energy's (Department) Design Basis Threat process. Facilities such as Pantex

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0774 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0774 September 7, 2007 Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a national security mission that includes responsibility for the science, engineering and technology related to certain radioactive materials supporting the Nation's nuclear weapons program. These include materials such as plutonium, enriched uranium and depleted uranium. LANL maintains inventories of Categories

  1. OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENJ Regfon I

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ,. ' e' , U .S :UCtEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION;1 OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENJ Regfon I Report No. 078-154-A - Part 2 of 2 Subject: Radioactive Material in Uncontrolled Location, Norton, Massachusetts Investigation at: Norton and Attleboro, Massachusetts . Investigation conducted: November 14, 19.78 - April 1, 1979 Investigator: Walter G. Martin, Chief, Safeguards Branch Approved by: James M. Allan, Deputy Director, Region I G/7/7? /date signed date signed Investigation Sunrmary:

  2. Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Blaiszik, Benjamin J; Odom, Susan A; Caruso, Mary M; Jackson, Aaron C; Baginska, Marta B; Ritchey, Joshua A; Finke, Aaron D; White, Scott R; Moore, Jeffrey S; Sottos, Nancy R; Braun, Paul V; Amine, Khalil

    2014-03-25

    An autonomic conductivity restoration system includes a solid conductor and a plurality of particles. The particles include a conductive fluid, a plurality of conductive microparticles, and/or a conductive material forming agent. The solid conductor has a first end, a second end, and a first conductivity between the first and second ends. When a crack forms between the first and second ends of the conductor, the contents of at least a portion of the particles are released into the crack. The cracked conductor and the released contents of the particles form a restored conductor having a second conductivity, which may be at least 90% of the first conductivity.

  3. Inspection of Fusion Joints in Plastic Pipe

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Connie Reichert

    2005-09-01

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost-effective method exists for assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field. Visual examination and pressure testing are current nondestructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project developed, demonstrated, and validated an in-situ nondestructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system includes a laser-based image-recognition system that automatically generates and interprets digital images of pipe joints and assigns them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. An EWI-patented process, the Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) was developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation, which reveals the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and two destructive forms of testing: short-term tensile testing and long-term creep rupture testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and the destructive testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than destructive testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  4. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Parent, P.; Reinholdtsen, P.A.

    1991-02-26

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method are described in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respect to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations. 7 figures.

  5. Guidelines for Engineering, Design, and Inspection Costs

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-03-28

    Engineering, design, and inspection (ED&I) activities begin with the preliminary design (Title I). Pre-Title I activities are not considered part of the ED&I activities. Architectural/Engineering (A/E) activities are part of the ED&I activities. A/E activities are services that are an integral part of the production and delivery of the design plans, specifications, and drawings. This chapter defines ED&I and A/E activities and discusses how to estimate and track them.

  6. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. (Palo Alto, CA); Parent, Philippe (Chilly-Mazarin, FR); Reinholdtsen, Paul A. (Seattle, WA)

    1991-01-01

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respected to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations.

  7. Include tech service engineers in turnaround inspections

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Miller, J.E.

    1987-05-01

    Process Unit startup problems can be minimized by having technical service or process engineers perform equipment turnaround inspections. Most plants have inspectors who are specifically trained to identify corrosion, fatigue and other conditions that lead to deterioration of equipment mechanical integrity. Inspectors are also concerned with the proper assembly of equipment to ensure that all construction agrees with the field drawings. Training and knowledge of how process equipment actually operates often varies among individual inspectors. This, unfortunately, can lead to process equipment performance problems after startup with equipment that is reportedly in good mechanical condition.

  8. Coordinate Measuring Machine Pit Artifact Inspection Procedure

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Montano, Joshua D.

    2012-07-31

    The goal of this document is to outline a procedure for dimensional measurement of Los Alamos National Laboratory's CMM Pit Artifact. This procedure will be used by the Manufacturing Practice's Inspection Technology Subgroup of the Interagency Manufacturing Operations Group and Joint Operations Weapon Operations Group (IMOG/JOWOG 39) round robin participants. The intent is to assess the state of industry within the Nuclear Weapons Complex for measurements made on this type of part and find which current measurement strategies and techniques produce the best results.

  9. North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Transportation of Radioactive Material | Department of Energy North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Presentation made by Carlisle Smith for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16, 2013 in Buffalo, NY PDF icon North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - July 2006

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    | Department of Energy July 2006 Emergency Management Inspection of the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of the emergency management program at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories. The inspection was performed in May 2006 by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the DOE Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance. PDF icon Independent

  11. ORISE Contract, PART I - SCHEDULE, Section E Inspection and Acceptance

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 52.246-5 INSPECTION OF SERVICES - COST-REIMBURSEMENT (APR 1984) ......................................................................................................................... 3 E.2 ACCEPTANCE (MAY 1997) .......................................................................................... 4 Section E - Page 1 of 4 DE-AC05-06OR23100 Blank Page Section E - Page 2 of 4 DE-AC05-06OR23100 PART I - SCHEDULE SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 52.246-5

  12. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Subgroup | Department of Energy Summaries Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup PDF icon April 6, 2006 PDF icon February 23, 2006 Draft PDF icon January 24, 2006 More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call

  13. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2007 | Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection of Emergency Management at the Los Alamos site office and Los Alamos National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in

  14. How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology | GE Global

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Research How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Healthcare and industrial inspection technologies seem worlds apart; but overlapping areas of expertise like those are among the things

  15. Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting PDF icon lm050_jones_2012_o.pdf More Documents & Publications Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings FY 2009 Progress Report for Lightweighting Materials - 10. Nondestructive Evaluation FY 2008 Progress Report

  16. Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Energy Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C. PDF icon lm027_sun_2010_o.pdf More Documents & Publications FY 2009 Progress Report for Lightweighting Materials - 10. Nondestructive Evaluation Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings FY 2008 Progress Report for

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Hanford Site - June 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 June 2010 Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program This report provides the results of an independent inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in response to concerns raised by external stakeholders regarding the adequacy of the

  18. Autonomous, Decentralized Grid Architecture: Prosumer-Based Distributed Autonomous Cyber-Physical Architecture for Ultra-Reliable Green Electricity Networks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-11

    GENI Project: Georgia Tech is developing a decentralized, autonomous, internet-like control architecture and control software system for the electric power grid. Georgia Tech’s new architecture is based on the emerging concept of electricity prosumers—economically motivated actors that can produce, consume, or store electricity. Under Georgia Tech’s architecture, all of the actors in an energy system are empowered to offer associated energy services based on their capabilities. The actors achieve their sustainability, efficiency, reliability, and economic objectives, while contributing to system-wide reliability and efficiency goals. This is in marked contrast to the current one-way, centralized control paradigm.

  19. Inspection Of Environment, Safety, And Health Management At The...

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    Working Group FRAM Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual FY Fiscal Year HAC Hazards Analysis Checklist ... The team performs inspections that focus on workplace ...

  20. V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability August ... U-197: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances Denial of Service Vulnerability V-071: Cisco ASA ...

  1. Program Review, Workplace Inspections, Hazards Analysis And Abatement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document provides guidance information and suggested procedures for performing program review, workplace inspections, hazards analysis, and abatement, successfully at DOE Federal employee worksites.

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report- September 2003

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management of the Idaho Operations Office and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

  3. High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues High Pressure Fuel ... Lessons Learned from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous Fuels The ...

  4. Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI) is currently reviewing two proposed amendments to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), copies of...

  5. Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies | GE Global Research

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Waseem Faidi 2013.06.12 Hi, I am Waseem Faidi and I lead the Inspection and Metrology Lab at GE Global Research in developing novel inspection and process monitoring solutions

  6. Lessons from a Home Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    results of a home inspection. | Photo courtesy of iStockphotoPhilAugustavo Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What are the key facts? Regular...

  7. Microsoft Word - Appendix A - Annual Site Inspection Checklist.docx

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Site Inspection Checklist This page intentionally left blank Page ____ of ____ Annual Site Inspection Check List (see RFLMA Attachment 2, Sections 5.3.4, 5.3.6, and 5.4.3) Date Inspection Area: Inspection performed by (print each name): Check all boxes that apply, put ID# on flag and place flag marker in location of observation for follow up. Flag ID# Evidence of Soil Erosion or Deposition Evidence of Cracks, Rills, Gullies Evidence of Sink Holes or Burrows Evidence of Depressions or Subsidence

  8. North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Presentation made by Carlisle Smith for the NTSF annual meeting ...

  9. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-01

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Report On Inspection Of Concerns Regarding DOE's Evaluation Of Chevron U.S.A's Unsolicited Proposal For The Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve

  10. Eddy current inspection tool. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Petrini, R.R.; Van Lue, D.F.

    1980-10-29

    A miniaturized inspection tool, for testing and inspection of metal objects in locations with difficult accessibility, which comprises eddy current sensing equipment with a probe coil, and associated coaxial coil cable, oil energizing means, and circuit means responsive to impedance changes in the coil as effected by induced eddy currents in a test object to produce a data output signal proportional to such changes. The coil and cable are slideably received in the utility channel of the flexible insertion tube of a fiberoptic scope. The scope is provided with light transmitting and receiving fiberoptics for viewing through the flexible tube, and articulation means for articulating the distal end of the tube and permitting close control of coil placement relative to a test object. The eddy current sensing equipment includes a tone generator for generating audible signals responsive to the data output signal. In one selected mode of operation, the tone generator responsive to the output signal above a selected level generates a constant single frequency tone for signalling detection of a discontinuity and, in a second selected mode, generates a tone whose frequency is proportional to the difference between the output signal and a predetermined selected threshold level.

  11. Inspecting coiled tubing for well operations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gard, M.F.; Pasternack, E.S.; Smith, L.J.

    1992-02-18

    This patent describes improvement in a coiled tubing system for insertion of a substantially continuous bendable length of metal tubing into and withdrawal from a wellbore, the system including a tubing injection unit disposed for injecting the length of tubing into the well bore and storage means for dispensing the length of tubing and receiving the length of tubing from the injection unit. The improvement includes: tubing inspection apparatus for substantially continuously inspecting the wall section of the tubing to detect cracks and structural defects which may lead to tubing failure, the apparatus comprising: a source of electromagnetic radiation mounted in proximity to the tubing between the injection unit and a wellhead into which the tubing is injected; a radiation detector unit for receiving signals from the source which have been projected through the wall of the tubing; means for receiving signals form the detector unit for monitoring the structural integrity o the wall of the tubing during one of injecting and withdrawing the tubing with respect to the wellhead; and housing means supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the tubing.

  12. Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor to Support Industrial Control Network Awareness

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Vollmer, Todd; Manic, Milos; Linda, Ondrej

    2013-06-01

    The proliferation of digital devices in a networked industrial ecosystem, along with an exponential growth in complexity and scope, has resulted in elevated security concerns and management complexity issues. This paper describes a novel architecture utilizing concepts of Autonomic computing and a SOAP based IF-MAP external communication layer to create a network security sensor. This approach simplifies integration of legacy software and supports a secure, scalable, self-managed framework. The contribution of this paper is two-fold: 1) A flexible two level communication layer based on Autonomic computing and Service Oriented Architecture is detailed and 2) Three complementary modules that dynamically reconfiguremore » in response to a changing environment are presented. One module utilizes clustering and fuzzy logic to monitor traffic for abnormal behavior. Another module passively monitors network traffic and deploys deceptive virtual network hosts. These components of the sensor system were implemented in C++ and PERL and utilize a common internal D-Bus communication mechanism. A proof of concept prototype was deployed on a mixed-use test network showing the possible real world applicability. In testing, 45 of the 46 network attached devices were recognized and 10 of the 12 emulated devices were created with specific Operating System and port configurations. Additionally the anomaly detection algorithm achieved a 99.9% recognition rate. All output from the modules were correctly distributed using the common communication structure.« less

  13. Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor to Support Industrial Control Network Awareness

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Vollmer, Todd; Manic, Milos; Linda, Ondrej

    2013-06-01

    The proliferation of digital devices in a networked industrial ecosystem, along with an exponential growth in complexity and scope, has resulted in elevated security concerns and management complexity issues. This paper describes a novel architecture utilizing concepts of Autonomic computing and a SOAP based IF-MAP external communication layer to create a network security sensor. This approach simplifies integration of legacy software and supports a secure, scalable, self-managed framework. The contribution of this paper is two-fold: 1) A flexible two level communication layer based on Autonomic computing and Service Oriented Architecture is detailed and 2) Three complementary modules that dynamically reconfigure in response to a changing environment are presented. One module utilizes clustering and fuzzy logic to monitor traffic for abnormal behavior. Another module passively monitors network traffic and deploys deceptive virtual network hosts. These components of the sensor system were implemented in C++ and PERL and utilize a common internal D-Bus communication mechanism. A proof of concept prototype was deployed on a mixed-use test network showing the possible real world applicability. In testing, 45 of the 46 network attached devices were recognized and 10 of the 12 emulated devices were created with specific Operating System and port configurations. Additionally the anomaly detection algorithm achieved a 99.9% recognition rate. All output from the modules were correctly distributed using the common communication structure.

  14. Development of autonomous gamma dose logger for environmental monitoring

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    Jisha, N. V.; Krishnakumar, D. N.; Surya Prakash, G.; Kumari, Anju; Baskaran, R.; Venkatraman, B.

    2012-03-15

    Continuous monitoring and archiving of background radiation levels in and around the nuclear installation is essential and the data would be of immense use during analysis of any untoward incidents. A portable Geiger Muller detector based autonomous gamma dose logger (AGDL) for environmental monitoring is indigenously designed and developed. The system operations are controlled by microcontroller (AT89S52) and the main features of the system are software data acquisition, real time LCD display of radiation level, data archiving at removable compact flash card. The complete system operates on 12 V battery backed up by solar panel and hence the system is totally portable and ideal for field use. The system has been calibrated with Co-60 source (8.1 MBq) at various source-detector distances. The system is field tested and performance evaluation is carried out. This paper covers the design considerations of the hardware, software architecture of the system along with details of the front-end operation of the autonomous gamma dose logger and the data file formats. The data gathered during field testing and inter comparison with GammaTRACER are also presented in the paper. AGDL has shown excellent correlation with energy fluence monitor tuned to identify {sup 41}Ar, proving its utility for real-time plume tracking and source term estimation.

  15. Autonomic Management of Application Workflows on Hybrid Computing Infrastructure

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Kim, Hyunjoo; el-Khamra, Yaakoub; Rodero, Ivan; Jha, Shantenu; Parashar, Manish

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we present a programming and runtime framework that enables the autonomic management of complex application workflows on hybrid computing infrastructures. The framework is designed to address system and application heterogeneity and dynamics to ensure that application objectives and constraints are satisfied. The need for such autonomic system and application management is becoming critical as computing infrastructures become increasingly heterogeneous, integrating different classes of resources from high-end HPC systems to commodity clusters and clouds. For example, the framework presented in this paper can be used to provision the appropriate mix of resources based on application requirements and constraints.more » The framework also monitors the system/application state and adapts the application and/or resources to respond to changing requirements or environment. To demonstrate the operation of the framework and to evaluate its ability, we employ a workflow used to characterize an oil reservoir executing on a hybrid infrastructure composed of TeraGrid nodes and Amazon EC2 instances of various types. Specifically, we show how different applications objectives such as acceleration, conservation and resilience can be effectively achieved while satisfying deadline and budget constraints, using an appropriate mix of dynamically provisioned resources. Our evaluations also demonstrate that public clouds can be used to complement and reinforce the scheduling and usage of traditional high performance computing infrastructure.« less

  16. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-9701 Audit Report: IG-0387 Inspection Report: IG-0369

  17. Peculiarity of convergence of shock wave generated by underwater electrical explosion of ring-shaped wire

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Shafer, D.; Toker, G. R.; Gurovich, V. Tz.; Gleizer, S.; Krasik, Ya. E.

    2013-05-15

    Nanosecond timescale underwater electrical wire explosions of ring-shaped Cu wires were investigated using a pulsed generator with a current amplitude up to 50 kA. It was shown that this type of wire explosion results in the generation of a toroidal shock wave (SW). Time- and space-resolved optical diagnostics were used to determine azimuthal uniformity of the shock wave front and its velocity. It was found that the shock wave preserves its circular front shape in the range of radii 50?m

  18. Underwater vapor phase burning of aluminum particles and on aluminum ignition during steam explosions

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Epstein, M. )

    1991-09-01

    Recently reported experimental studies on aluminum-water steam explosions indicate that there may be a critical metal temperature at which the process changes over from a physical explosion to one which is very violent and involves the rapid liberation of chemical energy. In this report we examine the hypothesis that vapor-phase burning of aluminum is a necessary condition for the occurrence of such ignition-type'' steam explosions. An available two-phase stagnation flow film-boiling model is used to calculate the steam flux to the vaporizing aluminum surface. Combining this calculation with the notion that there is an upper limit to the magnitude of the metal vaporization rate at which the reaction regime must change from vapor phase to surface burning, leads to prediction of the critical metal surface temperature below which vapor phase burning is impossible. The critical temperature is predicted for both the aluminum-water pre-mixture configuration in which coarse drops of aluminum are falling freely through water and for the finely-fragmented aluminum drops in the wake of the pressure shock that triggers'' the explosion. Vapor phase burning is predicted to be possible during the pre-mixture phase but not very likely during the trigger phase of a steam explosion. The implications of these findings in terms of the validity of the hypothesis that ignition may begin with the vapor phase burning of aluminum is discussed. Recently postulated, alternative mechanisms of underwater aluminum ignition are also discussed.

  19. Underwater vapor phase burning of aluminum particles and on aluminum ignition during steam explosions

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Epstein, M.

    1991-09-01

    Recently reported experimental studies on aluminum-water steam explosions indicate that there may be a critical metal temperature at which the process changes over from a physical explosion to one which is very violent and involves the rapid liberation of chemical energy. In this report we examine the hypothesis that vapor-phase burning of aluminum is a necessary condition for the occurrence of such ``ignition-type`` steam explosions. An available two-phase stagnation flow film-boiling model is used to calculate the steam flux to the vaporizing aluminum surface. Combining this calculation with the notion that there is an upper limit to the magnitude of the metal vaporization rate at which the reaction regime must change from vapor phase to surface burning, leads to prediction of the critical metal surface temperature below which vapor phase burning is impossible. The critical temperature is predicted for both the aluminum-water pre-mixture configuration in which coarse drops of aluminum are falling freely through water and for the finely-fragmented aluminum drops in the wake of the pressure shock that ``triggers`` the explosion. Vapor phase burning is predicted to be possible during the pre-mixture phase but not very likely during the trigger phase of a steam explosion. The implications of these findings in terms of the validity of the hypothesis that ignition may begin with the vapor phase burning of aluminum is discussed. Recently postulated, alternative mechanisms of underwater aluminum ignition are also discussed.

  20. Lighting Studies for Fuelling Machine Deployed Visual Inspection Tool

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stoots, Carl; Griffith, George

    2015-04-01

    Under subcontract to James Fisher Nuclear, Ltd., INL has been reviewing advanced vision systems for inspection of graphite in high radiation, high temperature, and high pressure environments. INL has performed calculations and proof-of-principle measurements of optics and lighting techniques to be considered for visual inspection of graphite fuel channels in AGR reactors in UK.

  1. Camera Inspection Arm for Boiling Water Reactors - 13330

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Martin, Scott; Rood, Marc

    2013-07-01

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) outage maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and hazardous. Reactor facilities are continuously looking for quicker, safer, and more effective methods of performing routine inspection during these outages. In 2011, S.A. Technology (SAT) was approached by Energy Northwest to provide a remote system capable of increasing efficiencies related to Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) internal inspection activities. The specific intent of the system discussed was to inspect recirculation jet pumps in a manner that did not require manual tooling, and could be performed independently of other ongoing inspection activities. In 2012, SAT developed a compact, remote, camera inspection arm to create a safer, more efficient outage environment. This arm incorporates a compact and lightweight design along with the innovative use of bi-stable composite tubes to provide a six-degree of freedom inspection tool capable of reducing dose uptake, reducing crew size, and reducing the overall critical path for jet pump inspections. The prototype camera inspection arm unit is scheduled for final testing in early 2013 in preparation for the Columbia Generating Station refueling outage in the spring of 2013. (authors)

  2. Inspection Report: S02IS020 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2IS020 Inspection Report: S02IS020 March 25, 2002 Inspection of Training Issues at the Rocky Flats Field Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Special Report: IG-0580 Audit Report: IG-0554 Audit Report: OAS-M-06-02

  3. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lord, David E. (Livermore, CA); Petrini, Richard R. (Livermore, CA); Carter, Gary W. (Livermore, CA)

    1981-01-01

    An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90.degree. to minimize optical distortion in examining the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable of examining 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4 inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and right angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

  4. Managing a Process Safety Management inspection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mulvey, N.P. [AcuTech Consulting, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations (29 CFR {section} 1910.119) have been in effect for almost three years. State level risk management programs, in New Jersey, California, and Delaware have been in effect for over six years. More recently, Nevada and Louisiana have enacted process safety management programs. These regulations have had a significant impact on all phases of plant operations, including preliminary design, construction, startup, and operations. Through proper planning and the commitment of resources, many facilities are beginning to realize the benefits of well developed PSM programs. This paper will discuss in greater detail some of these benefits, and in particular, the subject of governmental inspections of facilities for process safety management programs.

  5. Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dennis C. Kunerth; Tim McJunkin; Mark McKay; Sasan Bakhtiari

    2012-09-01

    ABSTRACT The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the storage of used nuclear fuel, which is now and will be increasingly placed in dry storage systems. Since a final disposition pathway is not defined, the fuel is expected to be maintained in dry storage well beyond the time frame originally intended. Due to knowledge gaps regarding the viability of current dry storage systems for long term use, efforts are underway to acquire the technical knowledge and tools required to understand the issues and verify the integrity of the dry storage system components. This report summarizes the initial efforts performed by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory to identify and evaluate approaches to in-situ inspection dry storage casks. This task is complicated by the design of the current storage systems that severely restrict access to the casks.

  6. Method and apparatus for inspecting conduits

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Spisak, Michael J. (Venetia, PA); Nance, Roy A. (McMurray, PA)

    1997-01-01

    An apparatus and method for ultrasonic inspection of a conduit are provided. The method involves directing a first ultrasonic pulse at a particular area of the conduit at a first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the first ultrasonic pulse, substantially simultaneously or subsequently in very close time proximity directing a second ultrasonic pulse at said area of the conduit from a substantially different angle than said first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the second ultrasonic pulse, and comparing the received sounds to determine if there is a defect in that area of the conduit. The apparatus of the invention is suitable for carrying out the above-described method. The method and apparatus of the present invention provide the ability to distinguish between sounds reflected by defects in a conduit and sounds reflected by harmless deposits associated with the conduit.

  7. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    8947.1 09/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report September 2013 6319-D6242 8947.2 09/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6208 6319D-6231 8947.3 09/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6206 6319D-6205 8947.4 09/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6230 6319D-6209 8947.5 09/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6229 6319D-6210 8947.6 09/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6227 6319D-62111 8947.7 09/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6226

  8. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    72.1 06/14 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report June 2014 6319-D6320 8972.2 06/14 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6322 6319D-6346 8972.3 06/14 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6321 6319D-6320 8972.4 06/14 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6345 6319D-6324 8972.5 06/14 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6344 6319D-6325 8972.6 06/14 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6342 6319D-63261 8972.7 06/14 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6341

  9. Iraq hedges on arms inspections; CIA warns of ongoing programs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wolfsthal, J.

    1992-12-01

    International inspection terms received distinctly mixed signals from Iraqi officials during December inspection visits. Iraq's liasion to U.N. Special Commission (UNSCOM) inspection teams told the head of an UNSCOM chemical and biological weapons team that began a visit December 5 that Iraqi citizens would like to drink the blood' of the inspectors, and that Iraq would no longer cooperate with U.N. weapon inspection activities. An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear inspection team in Iraq at the same time, however, was told by its chief Iraqi liasion officer that Baghdad was finally willing to answer questions about Iraq's foreign procurement network for nuclear equipment and technology. These contradictory developments came only days before the head of U.S. Intelligence made renewed allegations about Iraq's weapons capabilities.

  10. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 March 24, 1997 Inspection of Compliance with DOE Order 2030.4B at the Savannah River Site PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 More Documents &...

  11. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2, 1998 Report On Inspection Regarding Small Business Contracting Statistics Reporting And Presentation During this inspection, we sought to...

  12. Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 October 13, 1996 Report on the Intelligence Oversight Inspection of the Special Technologies Laboratory PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01...

  13. Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 October 5, 1998 Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River...

  14. 2015 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    5 Annual Inspection Report December 2015 Parkersburg, West Virginia Page 1 2015 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.0 Inspection Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 29, 2015. The site was in excellent condition. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. No evidence

  15. U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Annual Inspection Report November 2014 Parkersburg, West Virginia

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    4 Annual Inspection Report November 2014 Parkersburg, West Virginia Page 1 2014 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.0 Inspection Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 23, 2014. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. No evidence of trespass was observed. Monitoring

  16. Microsoft PowerPoint - 4_Paul_NRC MC&A Inspection Summary NMMSS...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Inspection Summary Plant: Oyster Creek Region: I Inspection Date: 518 - 5192010 Violation: None Observations: (minor) - Issue Report clarity - Missing move sheet...

  17. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Volume 19, No. 2: Quarterly report, April--June 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from April 1995 through June 1995.

  18. Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof of Concept Test Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Capps, Gary J; Franzese, Oscar; Knee, Helmut E; Plate, Randall S; Lascurain, Mary Beth

    2009-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FMCSA commissioned the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the condition of the vehicles and their drivers. It is hypothesized that these inspections will: -- Increase safety -- Decrease the number of unsafe commercial vehicles on the road; -- Increase efficiency -- Speed up the inspection process, enabling more inspections to occur, at least on par with the number of weight inspections; -- Improve effectiveness -- Reduce the probability of drivers bypassing CMV inspection stations and increase the likelihood that fleets will attempt to meet the safety regulations; and -- Benefit industry -- Reduce fleet costs, provide good return-on-investment, minimize wait times, and level the playing field. The WRI Program is defined in three phases which are: Phase 1: Proof of Concept Test (POC) Testing of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) or near-COTS technology to validate the wireless inspection concept. Phase 2: Pilot Test Safety technology maturation and back office system integration Phase 3: Field Operational Test Multi-vehicle testing over a multi-state instrumented corridor This report focuses on Phase 1 efforts that were initiated in March, 2006. Technical efforts dealt with the ability of a Universal Wireless Inspection System (UWIS) to collect driver, vehicle, and carrier information; format a Safety Data Message Set from this information; and wirelessly transmit a Safety Data Message Set to a roadside receiver unit or mobile enforcement vehicle.

  19. Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score March 9, 2016 2:00PM to 3:00PM EST Wouldn't your customers like to know how their homes stack up in terms of energy efficiency? Now, using the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) free Home Energy Score, you can provide a miles-per-gallon type rating along with your home inspections. Better yet, by offering the rating and accompanying

  20. Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with the Home Energy Score March 17, 2016 8:00PM to 9:00PM EDT Wouldn't your customers like to know how their homes stack up in terms of energy efficiency? Now, using the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) free Home Energy Score, you can provide a miles-per-gallon type rating along with your home inspections. Better yet, by offering the rating and accompanying

  1. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Hallam, Nebraska May 2013 Page 1 2013 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on May 1, 2013. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building, were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. There are 19 groundwater monitoring wells at the Hallam site. Four of the 19 wells are flush mount in design and are locked

  2. Development of autonomous magnetometer rotorcraft for wide area assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Roelof Versteeg; Matt Anderson; Les Beard; Eric Corban; Darryl Curley; Jeff Gamey; Ross Johnson; Dwight Junkin; Mark McKay; Jared Salzmann; Mikhail Tchernychev; Suraj Unnikrishnan; Scott Vinson

    2010-04-01

    Large areas across the United States are potentially contaminated with UXO, with some ranges encompassing tens to hundreds of thousands of acres. Technologies are needed which will allow for cost effective wide area scanning with 1) near 100 % coverage and 2) near 100 % detection of subsurface ordnance or features indicative of subsurface ordnance. The current approach to wide area assessment is a multi-level one, in which medium - altitude fixed wing optical imaging is used for an initial site assessment. This assessment is followed with low altitude manned helicopter based magnetometry. Subsequent to this wide area assessment targeted surface investigations are performed using either towed geophysical sensor arrays or man portable sensors. In order to be an effective tool for small UXO detection, the sensing altitude for magnetic site investigations needs to be on the order of 1 – 3 meters. These altitude requirements mean that manned helicopter surveys will generally only be feasible in large, open and relatively flat terrains. While such surveys are effective in mapping large areas relatively fast there are substantial mobilization/demobilization, staffing and equipment costs associated with these surveys (resulting in costs of approximately $100-$150/acre). In addition, due to the low altitude there are substantial risks to pilots and equipment. Surface towed arrays provide high resolution maps but have other limitations, e.g. in their ability to navigate rough terrain effectively. There is thus a need for other systems which can be used for effective data collection. An UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) magnetometer platform is an obvious alternative. The motivation behind such a system is that it reduces risk to operators, is lower in initial and Operational and Maintenance (O&M) costs (and can thus potentially be applied to smaller sites) and has the potential of being more effective in terms of detection and possibly characterization (through the use of dynamic acquisition, i.e. survey mission inflight reprioritization). We describe and report on a one year effort with as primary goal to provide a recommendation to SERDP for a path forward in the implementation of one or more autonomous unmanned magnetometer rotorcraft platforms. This recommendation (which is provided in chapter 6) is based on the following three elements a) An assessment on the applicability of autonomous rotorcraft magnetometer systems to the current DoD site inventory, and an initial assessment of which type(s) of autonomous unmanned magnetometer rotorcraft platforms (in terms of performance characteristics such as payload, altitude, obstacle avoidance, production rate and flight time) would be most relevant to this inventory (chapter 3); b) An evaluation of the feasibility of assembling such platforms from commercial components (unmanned rotorcraft, control systems and sensors – both magnetometer sensors and supporting sensors). This evaluation included several highly successful field tests (chapter 4 and 5); c) A recommendation of the path forward, which includes a detailed outline of the efforts required in the design, assembly and testing of different modular platforms (chapter 6)

  3. Optical inspection system for cylindrical objects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Brenden, Byron B.; Peters, Timothy J.

    1989-01-01

    In the inspection of cylindrical objects, particularly O-rings, the object is translated through a field of view and a linear light trace is projected on its surface. An image of the light trace is projected on a mask, which has a size and shape corresponding to the size and shape which the image would have if the surface of the object were perfect. If there is a defect, light will pass the mask and be sensed by a detector positioned behind the mask. Preferably, two masks and associated detectors are used, one mask being convex to pass light when the light trace falls on a projection from the surface and the other concave, to pass light when the light trace falls on a depression in the surface. The light trace may be either dynamic, formed by a scanned laser beam, or static, formed by such a beam focussed by a cylindrical lens. Means are provided to automatically keep the illuminating receiving systems properly aligned.

  4. Lessons Learned from Annual Inspection Process - 12329

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kothari, Vijendra; Uhlmeyer, Terri; Thompson, Randy

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management's (LM) mission is to manage DOE's post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. LM has control and custody of legacy land, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels suitable for their long-term use. As defined by the DOE guidance document Long-Term Stewardship Planning Guidance for Closure Sites, long-term stewardship refers to all activities necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment. These activities include, but are not limited to, 'all engineered and institutional controls (ICs) designed to contain or to prevent exposure to residual contamination and waste, such as surveillance activities, record-keeping activities, inspections, groundwater monitoring, maintenance of other barriers and contained structures, access control, and posting signs'. The development and management of ICs have been, and continue to be, critical to the success of LM surveillance and maintenance activities. (authors)

  5. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps - Steam Tip Sheet #1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-31

    This revised AMO tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  6. Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights | GE Global...

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    Home > Edison's Desk > Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to...

  7. Inspection Report: S01IS018 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1IS018 Inspection Report: S01IS018 July 3, 2001 Allegation Regarding Actions by Senior Office of Environment, Safety and Health Officials Not Available for Viewing More Documents &...

  8. DualTrust: A Trust Management Model for Swarm-Based Autonomic Computing Systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Maiden, Wendy M.

    2010-05-01

    Trust management techniques must be adapted to the unique needs of the application architectures and problem domains to which they are applied. For autonomic computing systems that utilize mobile agents and ant colony algorithms for their sensor layer, certain characteristics of the mobile agent ant swarm -- their lightweight, ephemeral nature and indirect communication -- make this adaptation especially challenging. This thesis looks at the trust issues and opportunities in swarm-based autonomic computing systems and finds that by monitoring the trustworthiness of the autonomic managers rather than the swarming sensors, the trust management problem becomes much more scalable and still serves to protect the swarm. After analyzing the applicability of trust management research as it has been applied to architectures with similar characteristics, this thesis specifies the required characteristics for trust management mechanisms used to monitor the trustworthiness of entities in a swarm-based autonomic computing system and describes a trust model that meets these requirements.

  9. Systems and methods for autonomously controlling agricultural machinery

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoskinson, Reed L.; Bingham, Dennis N.; Svoboda, John M.; Hess, J. Richard

    2003-07-08

    Systems and methods for autonomously controlling agricultural machinery such as a grain combine. The operation components of a combine that function to harvest the grain have characteristics that are measured by sensors. For example, the combine speed, the fan speed, and the like can be measured. An important sensor is the grain loss sensor, which may be used to quantify the amount of grain expelled out of the combine. The grain loss sensor utilizes the fluorescence properties of the grain kernels and the plant residue to identify when the expelled plant material contains grain kernels. The sensor data, in combination with historical and current data stored in a database, is used to identify optimum operating conditions that will result in increased crop yield. After the optimum operating conditions are identified, an on-board computer can generate control signals that will adjust the operation of the components identified in the optimum operating conditions. The changes result in less grain loss and improved grain yield. Also, because new data is continually generated by the sensor, the system has the ability to continually learn such that the efficiency of the agricultural machinery is continually improved.

  10. Autonomous observations of the ocean biological carbon pump

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bishop, James K.B.

    2009-03-01

    Prediction of the substantial biologically mediated carbon flows in a rapidly changing and acidifying ocean requires model simulations informed by observations of key carbon cycle processes on the appropriate space and time scales. From 2000 to 2004, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) supported the development of the first low-cost fully-autonomous ocean profiling Carbon Explorers that demonstrated that year-round real-time observations of particulate organic carbon (POC) concentration and sedimentation could be achieved in the world's ocean. NOPP also initiated the development of a sensor for particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) suitable for operational deployment across all oceanographic platforms. As a result, PIC profile characterization that once required shipboard sample collection and shipboard or shore based laboratory analysis, is now possible to full ocean depth in real time using a 0.2W sensor operating at 24 Hz. NOPP developments further spawned US DOE support to develop the Carbon Flux Explorer, a free-vehicle capable of following hourly variations of particulate inorganic and organic carbon sedimentation from near surface to kilometer depths for seasons to years and capable of relaying contemporaneous observations via satellite. We have demonstrated the feasibility of real time - low cost carbon observations which are of fundamental value to carbon prediction and when further developed, will lead to a fully enhanced global carbon observatory capable of real time assessment of the ocean carbon sink, a needed constraint for assessment of carbon management policies on a global scale.

  11. A stochastic perturbation theory for non-autonomous systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Moon, W.; Wettlaufer, J. S.

    2013-12-15

    We develop a perturbation theory for a class of first order nonlinear non-autonomous stochastic ordinary differential equations that arise in climate physics. The perturbative procedure produces moments in terms of integral delay equations, whose order by order decay is characterized in a Floquet-like sense. Both additive and multiplicative sources of noise are discussed and the question of how the nature of the noise influences the results is addressed theoretically and numerically. By invoking the Martingale property, we rationalize the transformation of the underlying Stratonovich form of the model to an Ito form, independent of whether the noise is additive or multiplicative. The generality of the analysis is demonstrated by developing it both for a Brownian particle moving in a periodically forced quartic potential, which acts as a simple model of stochastic resonance, as well as for our more complex climate physics model. The validity of the approach is shown by comparison with numerical solutions. The particular climate dynamics problem upon which we focus involves a low-order model for the evolution of Arctic sea ice under the influence of increasing greenhouse gas forcing ?F{sub 0}. The deterministic model, developed by Eisenman and Wettlaufer [“Nonlinear threshold behavior during the loss of Arctic sea ice,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(1), 28–32 (2009)] exhibits several transitions as ?F{sub 0} increases and the stochastic analysis is used to understand the manner in which noise influences these transitions and the stability of the system.

  12. Abnormally Malicious Autonomous Systems and their Internet Connectivity

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Shue, Craig A; Kalafut, Prof. Andrew; Gupta, Prof. Minaxi

    2011-01-01

    While many attacks are distributed across botnets, investigators and network operators have recently targeted malicious networks through high profile autonomous system (AS) de-peerings and network shut-downs. In this paper, we explore whether some ASes indeed are safe havens for malicious activity. We look for ISPs and ASes that exhibit disproportionately high malicious behavior using ten popular blacklists, plus local spam data, and extensive DNS resolutions based on the contents of the blacklists. We find that some ASes have over 80% of their routable IP address space blacklisted. Yet others account for large fractions of blacklisted IP addresses. Several ASes regularly peer with ASes associated with significant malicious activity. We also find that malicious ASes as a whole differ from benign ones in other properties not obviously related to their malicious activities, such as more frequent connectivity changes with their BGP peers. Overall, we conclude that examining malicious activity at AS granularity can unearth networks with lax security or those that harbor cybercrime.

  13. Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Milestone, Begins Startup | Department of Energy Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins Startup Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins Startup April 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Erik Simpson, 208-390-9464 Danielle Miller, 208-526-5709 The Idaho site today initiated the controlled, phased startup of a new waste treatment facility scheduled to begin treating 900,000 gallons of radioactive

  14. Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified Information

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Security Violations | Department of Energy Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified Information Security Violations Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified Information Security Violations The links on this web page provide a form for any DOE contractor employee or employee representative to submit a request to the Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments, to initiate an enforcement investigation

  15. Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and Inspecting the Inside of

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Contaminated Nuclear Stacks (Conference) | SciTech Connect Conference: Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and Inspecting the Inside of Contaminated Nuclear Stacks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and Inspecting the Inside of Contaminated Nuclear Stacks The Stack Characterization System (SCS) is a collaborative project with the Robotics and Energetic Systems Group (RESG) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Applied

  16. Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections April 29, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Though not linked to activities at Clean Slate III, the rocket is situated inside the historic testing location, identified for the plutonium dispersal test conducted under Operation Roller Coaster in June 1963. Though not linked to activities at Clean Slate III, the rocket is situated inside the historic testing location, identified for the plutonium dispersal test

  17. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 March 27, 2014 Review of Controls Over the Department's Classification of National Security Information The Department of Energy handles and manages a broad spectrum of classified information, including National Security Information (NSI). The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Classification, manages the Department-wide classification program and establishes policies to conform with Federal classification requirements.

  18. Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado PDF icon pvmrw13_ps1_abengoa_delgado.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermal Cycling Combined with Dynamic Mechanical Load: Preliminary Report Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Failure and Degradation Modes of PV Modules in a Hot Dry Climate: Results After 12 to 26 Years of

  19. KLA-Tencor's Inspection Tool Reduces LED Manufacturing Costs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    With the help of DOE funding, KLA-Tencor is developing an improved inspection tool for LED manufacturing that promises to significantly increase overall process yields and minimize expensive waste. The power of the inspection tool lies in optical detection techniques coupled with defect source analysis software to statistically correlate front-end geometric anomalies in the substrate to killer defects on the back end of the manufacturing line, which give rise to an undesirable or unusable end product.

  20. Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gieske, John H. (Albuquerque, NM); Roach, Dennis P. (Albuquerque, NM); Walkington, Phillip D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01

    An ultrasonic pulse echo inspection apparatus and method for detecting structural failures. A focus lens is coupled to the transducer to focus the ultrasonic signal on an area to be inspected and a stop is placed in the focus lens to block selected ultrasonic waves. Other waves are not blocked and are transmitted through the structure to arrive at interfaces therein concurrently to produce an echo response with significantly less distortion.

  1. Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 | Department of Energy Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 May 2010 This report provides the results of

  2. SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair Methods |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair Methods SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair Methods May 18, 2015 - 5:32pm Addthis A picture of several wind turbine blade panels set out on a table and held in place with metal clamps. Flaws in wind turbine blades emanating from the manufacturing process are an important factor in blade reliability. Blade failures can cause extensive down time and lead to expensive repairs, which

  3. State of the Art for Autonomous Detection Systems using Genomic Sequencing

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    (Conference) | SciTech Connect State of the Art for Autonomous Detection Systems using Genomic Sequencing Citation Details In-Document Search Title: State of the Art for Autonomous Detection Systems using Genomic Sequencing Authors: Detter, John C. [1] + Show Author Affiliations Los Alamos National Laboratory Publication Date: 2013-07-09 OSTI Identifier: 1087610 Report Number(s): LA-UR-13-25114 DOE Contract Number: AC52-06NA25396 Resource Type: Conference Resource Relation: Conference: DHS

  4. Built-in-test by signature inspection (bitsi)

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bergeson, Gary C.; Morneau, Richard A.

    1991-01-01

    A system and method for fault detection for electronic circuits. A stimulus generator sends a signal to the input of the circuit under test. Signature inspection logic compares the resultant signal from test nodes on the circuit to an expected signal. If the signals do not match, the signature inspection logic sends a signal to the control logic for indication of fault detection in the circuit. A data input multiplexer between the test nodes of the circuit under test and the signature inspection logic can provide for identification of the specific node at fault by the signature inspection logic. Control logic responsive to the signature inspection logic conveys information about fault detection for use in determining the condition of the circuit. When used in conjunction with a system test controller, the built-in test by signature inspection system and method can be used to poll a plurality of circuits automatically and continuous for faults and record the results of such polling in the system test controller.

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Summary Report- July 2002

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  6. Inspection Report: INS-O-96-02 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-02 November 24, 1995 Selected Concerns Regarding Property Accountability at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-96-02 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-02-01 DOE F 4420.2 Inspection Report: IG-0674

  7. Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report- August 2002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I- December 2004

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summary Report- April 2002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory- East, Summary Report- May 2002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I- September 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Summary Report

  12. Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 December 16, 1999 Inspection of Alleged Improprieties Regarding Issuance of a Contract The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an allegation that the Department of Energy (DOE) improperly awarded a noncompetitive, multimillion-dollar contract to General Atomics through another contractor, AlliedSignal. The Office of Inspections, OIG, initiated an inspection to review the procurement action. PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 More Documents &

  13. U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, West Virginia

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    3 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, West Virginia January 2014 Page 1 Annual Inspection of the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.1 Compliance Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on December 11, 2013. The 2013 inspection was originally scheduled to occur in October. However, the partial government shutdown required that the inspection be reschedule later within the same calendar year. The disposal cell was in

  14. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, WV

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Parkersburg, WV November 2012 Page 1 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Disposal Site 1.0 Compliance Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 16, 2012. The disposal cell was in excellent condition. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. During the 2011 inspection it was

  15. SATBOT I: Prototype of a biomorphic autonomous spacecraft

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Frigo, J.; Tilden, M.W.

    1995-12-01

    Our goal is to produce a prototype of an autonomous satellite robot, SATBOT. This robot differs from conventional robots in that it has three degrees of freedom, uses magnetics to direct the motion, and needs a zero gravity environment. The design integrates the robot`s structure and a biomorphic (biological morphology) control system to produce a survival-oriented vehicle that adapts to an unknown environment. Biomorphic systems, loosely modeled after biological systems, use simple analog circuitry, low power, and are microprocessor independent. These analog networks called Nervous Networks (Nv), are used to solve real-time controls problems. The Nv approach to problem solving in the robotics has produced many surprisingly capable machines which exhibit emergent behavior. The network can be designed to respond to positive or negative inputs from a sensor and produce a desired directed motion. The fluidity and direction of motion is set by the neurons and is inherent to the structure of the device. The robot is designed to orient itself with respect to a local magnetic field; to direct its attitude toward the greatest source of light; and robustly recover from variations in the local magnetic field, power source, or structural stability. This design uses a two neuron network which acts as a push-pull controller for the actuator (air core coil), and two sun sensors (photodiodes) as bias inputs to the neuron. The effect of sensor activation as it relates to an attractive or repulsive torque (directional motion) is studied. A discussion of this system`s power (energy) efficiency and frequency, noise immunity, and some dynamic characteristics is presented.

  16. An Approach to Autonomous Control for Space Nuclear Power Systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wood, Richard Thomas; Upadhyaya, Belle R.

    2011-01-01

    Under Project Prometheus, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) investigated deep space missions that would utilize space nuclear power systems (SNPSs) to provide energy for propulsion and spacecraft power. The initial study involved the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO), which was proposed to conduct in-depth studies of three Jovian moons. Current radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) and solar power systems cannot meet expected mission power demands, which include propulsion, scientific instrument packages, and communications. Historically, RTGs have provided long-lived, highly reliable, low-power-level systems. Solar power systems can provide much greater levels of power, but power density levels decrease dramatically at {approx} 1.5 astronomical units (AU) and beyond. Alternatively, an SNPS can supply high-sustained power for space applications that is both reliable and mass efficient. Terrestrial nuclear reactors employ varying degrees of human control and decision-making for operations and benefit from periodic human interaction for maintenance. In contrast, the control system of an SNPS must be able to provide continuous operatio for the mission duration with limited immediate human interaction and no opportunity for hardware maintenance or sensor calibration. In effect, the SNPS control system must be able to independently operate the power plant while maintaining power production even when subject to off-normal events and component failure. This capability is critical because it will not be possible to rely upon continuous, immediate human interaction for control due to communications delays and periods of planetary occlusion. In addition, uncertainties, rare events, and component degradation combine with the aforementioned inaccessibility and unattended operation to pose unique challenges that an SNPS control system must accommodate. Autonomous control is needed to address these challenges and optimize the reactor control design.

  17. Capacity Utilization Study for Aviation Security Cargo Inspection Queuing System

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    Allgood, Glenn O; Olama, Mohammed M; Lake, Joe E; Brumback, Daryl L

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we conduct performance evaluation study for an aviation security cargo inspection queuing system for material flow and accountability. The queuing model employed in our study is based on discrete-event simulation and processes various types of cargo simultaneously. Onsite measurements are collected in an airport facility to validate the queuing model. The overall performance of the aviation security cargo inspection system is computed, analyzed, and optimized for the different system dynamics. Various performance measures are considered such as system capacity, residual capacity, throughput, capacity utilization, subscribed capacity utilization, resources capacity utilization, subscribed resources capacity utilization, and number of cargo pieces (or pallets) in the different queues. These metrics are performance indicators of the system s ability to service current needs and response capacity to additional requests. We studied and analyzed different scenarios by changing various model parameters such as number of pieces per pallet, number of TSA inspectors and ATS personnel, number of forklifts, number of explosives trace detection (ETD) and explosives detection system (EDS) inspection machines, inspection modality distribution, alarm rate, and cargo closeout time. The increased physical understanding resulting from execution of the queuing model utilizing these vetted performance measures should reduce the overall cost and shipping delays associated with new inspection requirements.

  18. Evaluations of Structural Failure Probabilities and Candidate Inservice Inspection Programs

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    Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Simonen, Fredric A.

    2009-05-01

    The work described in this report applies probabilistic structural mechanics models to predict the reliability of nuclear pressure boundary components. These same models are then applied to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative programs for inservice inspection to reduce these failure probabilities. Results of the calculations support the development and implementation of risk-informed inservice inspection of piping and vessels. Studies have specifically addressed the potential benefits of ultrasonic inspections to reduce failure probabilities associated with fatigue crack growth and stress-corrosion cracking. Parametric calculations were performed with the computer code pc-PRAISE to generate an extensive set of plots to cover a wide range of pipe wall thicknesses, cyclic operating stresses, and inspection strategies. The studies have also addressed critical inputs to fracture mechanics calculations such as the parameters that characterize the number and sizes of fabrication flaws in piping welds. Other calculations quantify uncertainties associated with the inputs calculations, the uncertainties in the fracture mechanics models, and the uncertainties in the resulting calculated failure probabilities. A final set of calculations address the effects of flaw sizing errors on the effectiveness of inservice inspection programs.

  19. Inspection of compressed natural gas cylinders on school buses

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-07-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring compressed natural gas (CNF)-powered school bus demonstrations in various locations around the country. Early in 1994, two non-DOE-sponsored CNG pickup trucks equipped with composite-reinforced-aluminum fuel cylinders experienced cylinder ruptures during refueling. As reported by the Gas Research Institute (GRI): ...analysis of the cylinder ruptures on the pickup trucks revealed that they were due to acid-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the overwrap. The overwrap that GRI refers to is a resin-impregnated fiber that is wrapped around the outside of the gas cylinder for added strength. Because ensuring the safety of the CNG vehicles it sponsors is of paramount concern to DOE, the Department, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), conducted inspections of DOE-sponsored vehicles nationwide. The work had three objectives: inspection, documentation, and education. First, inspectors visited sites where CNG-powered school buses sponsored by DOE are based, and inspected the CNG cylinders for damage. Second, information learned during the inspections was collected for DOE. Third, the inspections found that the education and awareness of site personnel, in terms of cylinder damage detection, needed to be increased.

  20. The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection: summary Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Weakley, S.A.; Darwin, R.F.; Howe, T.L.

    1990-06-01

    The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection (RI) was sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and implemented by Energy Counselors, Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon. The purpose of the inspection was to collect detailed information on the structural characteristics and capital equipment of residences participating in BPA's End-Use Load and Conservation Assessment Program (ELCAP). ELCAP is a long-term program to collect information on the structural characteristics of residences in the Pacific Northwest as well as the attitudinal, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of the residences' occupants. Combined with other data collection efforts, the information obtained by the RI will be used to assess and evaluate energy use and conservation within the region's residential sector. This report documents the design of the inspection instruments (forms), the implementation of the inspection, and some of the results from the data base. The number of residences inspected was 416 or 93% of the potential sample of 447 residences. 1 ref., 2 figs., 38 tabs.

  1. Compliance Monitoring of Underwater Blasting for Rock Removal at Warrior Point, Columbia River Channel Improvement Project, 2009/2010

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    Carlson, Thomas J.; Johnson, Gary E.; Woodley, Christa M.; Skalski, J. R.; Seaburg, Adam

    2011-05-10

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) conducted the 20-year Columbia River Channel Improvement Project (CRCIP) to deepen the navigation channel between Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Ocean to allow transit of fully loaded Panamax ships (100 ft wide, 600 to 700 ft long, and draft 45 to 50 ft). In the vicinity of Warrior Point, between river miles (RM) 87 and 88 near St. Helens, Oregon, the USACE conducted underwater blasting and dredging to remove 300,000 yd3 of a basalt rock formation to reach a depth of 44 ft in the Columbia River navigation channel. The purpose of this report is to document methods and results of the compliance monitoring study for the blasting project at Warrior Point in the Columbia River.

  2. Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Report (NNR) Project

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    Lazarus, Lloyd

    2009-02-19

    This report is a high level summary of the eight major projects funded by the Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Readiness (NNR) project (FY06.0422.3.04.R1). The largest project of the group is the Rapid Response project in which the six major sub categories are summarized. This project focused on the operations of the machining departments that will comprise Special Applications Machining (SAM) in the Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure Manufacturing & Sourcing (KCRIMS) project. This project was aimed at upgrading older machine tools, developing new inspection tools, eliminating Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM) in the handling of classified Numerical Control (NC) programs by installing the CRONOS network, and developing methods to automatically load Coordinated-Measuring Machine (CMM) inspection data into bomb books and product score cards. Finally, the project personnel leaned perations of some of the machine tool cells, and now have the model to continue this activity.

  3. Identifying sources of variation for reliability analysis of field inspections

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    Spencer, F.W.

    1998-04-01

    It has been recognized that nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques and instruments that have proven themselves in the laboratory do not always perform as well under field conditions. In this paper the authors explore combinations of formal laboratory and field experimentation to characterize NDI processes as they may be implemented in field conditions. They also discuss appropriate modeling for probability of detection (POD) curves as applied to data gathered under field conditions. A case is made for expanding the more traditional two-parameter models to models using either three or four parameters. They use NDI data gathered from various airframe inspection programs to illustrate the points.

  4. Method and apparatus for inspecting an EUV mask blank

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    Goldberg, Kenneth A.

    2005-11-08

    An apparatus and method for at-wavelength EUV mask-blank characterization for inspection of moderate and low spatial frequency coating uniformity using a synchrotron or other source of EUV light. The apparatus provides for rapid, non-destruction, non-contact, at-wavelength qualification of large mask areas, and can be self-calibrating or be calibrated to well-characterized reference samples. It can further check for spatial variation of mask reflectivity or for global differences among masks. The apparatus and method is particularly suited for inspection of coating uniformity and quality and can detect defects in the order of 50 .mu.m and above.

  5. Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Updike, Earl O. (Tracy, CA)

    1990-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting small bore ceramic laser tubes, which includes a support base with one or more support rollers. A fluorescent light tube is inserted within the laser tube and the laser tube is supported by the support rollers so that a gap is maintained between the laser tube and the fluorescent tube to enable rotation of the laser tube. In operation, the ceramic tube is illuminated from the inside by the fluorescent tube to facilitate visual inspection. Centering the tube around the axial light of the fluorescent tube provides information about straightness and wall thickness of the laser tube itself.

  6. Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld

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    Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Larsen, Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, Jonn A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2001-01-01

    An inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld is described and which is utilized in combination with an automated movable welder which moves across a supporting surface, and wherein the inspection apparatus includes a coupling member mounted on the welder; a frame member mounted on the coupling member; an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the frame member and disposed in ultrasonic sound transmitting relation relative to the partially completed weld; and a drive assembly for adjusting the position of the ultrasonic sensor relative to the partially completed weld.

  7. Microsoft Word - Appendix H - InspectionChecklist.doc

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    H Annual Inspection Checklist U.S. Department of Energy Weldon Spring Site LTS&M Plan July 2005 Doc. No. S0079000 Page H-3 Annual Site Inspection Checklist Purpose of the Checklist This checklist has been developed from the EPA guidance document Comprehensive Five Year Review Guidance dated June 2001 (OSWER No. 9355.7-03B-P) and from Section 2.3 of the Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. The checklist was modified to site-specific conditions as

  8. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly progress report, April 1996--June 1996

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    1996-08-01

    The federal government and nuclear industry have established a system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. The Vendor Inspection System (VIS) of the Special Inspection Branch reviews and inspects the quality and suitability of vendor products, licensee-vendor interface, environmental qualification of equipment, and review of equipment problems found during operation and their corrective action. This report contains copies of all vendor inspection reports issued during the calendar year for which it is published.

  9. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of low-cost prototype hardware, acquisition of infrared thermal data, and initial design of a Smart-Camera based system.

  10. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of an improved LED lightbar, fabrication of a line-scan sensor head for the Smart-Camera based prototype, and development of prototype vulcanized splice detection algorithms.

  11. INL Review of Fueling Machine Inspection Tool Development Proposal

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    Griffith, George

    2015-03-01

    A review of a technical proposal for James Fischer Nuclear. The document describes an inspection tool to examine the graphite moderator in an AGR reactor. The system is an optical system to look at the graphite blocks for cracks. INL reviews the document for technical value.

  12. Inspection Report: S02IS003 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2IS003 Inspection Report: S02IS003 October 8, 2002 Department of Energy Procurement Issues Involving Small Business Set-Aside Contracts Awarded to Eagle Research Group, Inc Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Chapter 19 - Small Business Programs OPAM Policy Acquisition Guides Microsoft Word - al2004-03.doc

  13. Apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds

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    Smartt, Herschel B.; Johnson, John A.; Larsen, Eric D.; Bitsoi, Rodney J.; Perrenoud, Ben C.; Miller, Karen S.; Pace, David P.

    2002-01-01

    An apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds is described in which is utilized in combination with a moveable welder for forming a partially completed weld, and an ultrasonic generator mounted on a moveable welder in which is reciprocally moveable along a path of travel which is laterally disposed relative to the partially completed weld.

  14. Appendix A Annual Inspection Checklist, Maps, and Photographs

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    This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank Annual Site Inspection 2011 Photos B-9 - Depression that was filled in 2010; small hole on north side C-8 - Hole on southwest side of former B-881 This page intentionally left blank

  15. H-CANYON AIR EXHAUST TUNNEL INSPECTION VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Minichan, R.; Fogle, R.; Marzolf, A.

    2011-05-24

    The H-Canyon at Savannah River Site is a large concrete structure designed for chemical separation processes of radioactive material. The facility requires a large ventilation system to maintain negative pressure in process areas for radioactive contamination control and personnel protection. The ventilation exhaust is directed through a concrete tunnel under the facility which is approximately five feet wide and 8 feet tall that leads to a sand filter and stack. Acidic vapors in the exhaust have had a degrading effect on the surface of the concrete tunnels. Some areas have been inspected; however, the condition of other areas is unknown. Experience from historical inspections with remote controlled vehicles will be discussed along with the current challenge of inspecting levels below available access points. The area of interest in the exhaust tunnel must be accessed through a 14 X 14 inch concrete plug in the floor of the hot gang valve corridor. The purpose for the inspection is to determine the condition of the inside of the air tunnel and establish if there are any structural concerns. Various landmarks, pipe hangers and exposed rebar are used as reference points for the structural engineers when evaluating the current integrity of the air tunnel.

  16. Workers Enter Cocooned F Reactor for Scheduled Inspection

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008.

  17. V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets...

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    1: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service ...

  18. Inspection Report: INS-O-04-01 | Department of Energy

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    4-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-04-01 August 31, 2004 Inspection of Intelligence Oversight Activities at Selected Field Sites On December 4, 1981, the President issued Executive...

  19. Inspection Report: INS-O-02-01 | Department of Energy

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    2-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-02-01 November 8, 2001 Inspection on the Management of Excess Personal Property at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National...

  20. Tonopah Test Range Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, Calendar Year 2003

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    U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office; Bechtel Nevada

    2004-04-01

    This post-closure inspection report provides documentation of the semiannual inspection activities, maintenance and repair activities, and conclusions and recommendations for calendar year 2003 for eight corrective action units located on the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada.

  1. POST-CLOSURE INSPECTION REPORT FOR THE TONOPAH TEST RANGE, NEVADA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005

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    2006-06-01

    This post-closure inspection report includes the results of inspections, maintenance and repair activities, and conclusions and recommendations for Calendar Year 2005 for nine Corrective Action Units located on the Tonopah Test Range , Nevada.

  2. Inspection Report: INS-L-01-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    icon Inspection Report: INS-L-01-02 More Documents & Publications Headquarters Facilities Master Security Plan - Chapter 11, Incidents of Security Concern DOE F 5639.3 Inspection...

  3. Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 November 5, 2012 Allegations of Organizational Conflicts of Interest at Portsmouth and Oak Ridge The integrity of the...

  4. Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage | Department of Energy

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    Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Addthis Description A look at the inside of Hanford's F Reactor during a scheduled ...

  5. Smart Infrared Inspection System Field Operational Test Final Report

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    Siekmann, Adam; Capps, Gary J; Franzese, Oscar; Lascurain, Mary Beth

    2011-06-01

    The Smart InfraRed Inspection System (SIRIS) is a tool designed to assist inspectors in determining which vehicles passing through the SIRIS system are in need of further inspection by measuring the thermal data from the wheel components. As a vehicle enters the system, infrared cameras on the road measure temperatures of the brakes, tires, and wheel bearings on both wheel ends of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in motion. This thermal data is then presented to enforcement personal inside of the inspection station on a user friendly interface. Vehicles that are suspected to have a violation are automatically alerted to the enforcement staff. The main goal of the SIRIS field operational test (FOT) was to collect data to evaluate the performance of the prototype system and determine the viability of such a system being used for commercial motor vehicle enforcement. From March 2010 to September 2010, ORNL facilitated the SIRIS FOT at the Greene County Inspection Station (IS) in Greeneville, Tennessee. During the course of the FOT, 413 CMVs were given a North American Standard (NAS) Level-1 inspection. Of those 413 CMVs, 384 were subjected to a SIRIS screening. A total of 36 (9.38%) of the vehicles were flagged by SIRIS as having one or more thermal issues; with brakes issues making up 33 (91.67%) of those. Of the 36 vehicles flagged as having thermal issues, 31 (86.11%) were found to have a violation and 30 (83.33%) of those vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS). Overall the enforcement personnel who have used SIRIS for screening purposes have had positive feedback on the potential of SIRIS. With improvements in detection algorithms and stability, the system will be beneficial to the CMV enforcement community and increase overall trooper productivity by accurately identifying a higher percentage of CMVs to be placed OOS with minimal error. No future evaluation of SIRIS has been deemed necessary and specifications for a production system will soon be drafted.

  6. ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    National Program Requirements | Department of Energy Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements PDF icon energy_star_v3_inspection_checklists_reV07.pdf More Documents & Publications ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) National Program Requirements Indoor

  7. Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report- May 2003

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park

  8. Overview of BGE`s fossil power flow accelerated corrosion inspection program

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    Klein, P.A.; Guanti, R.J.

    1996-07-01

    An inspection program was developed for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) screening of piping components in BGE`s Fossil Power Plants. Details of the overall inspection process and rationale for identifying the most susceptible components for FAC wall thinning are presented. Inspection results are discussed and a list of component types illustrating a high susceptibility to wall thinning due to FAC is included.

  9. Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up | Department

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    of Energy 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up PDF icon Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up More Documents & Publications Slide 1 Slide 1 Microsoft Word - Issue FY2009 Q4 Draft 20090910.doc

  10. Method for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds

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    Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Larsen, Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Miller, Karen S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID); McJunkin, Timothy R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2002-01-01

    A method for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds is disclosed and which includes providing a pair of transducers which are individually positioned on the opposite sides of a partially completed weld to be inspected; moving the transducers along the length of and laterally inwardly and outwardly relative to the partially completed weld; pulsing the respective transducers to produce an ultrasonic signal which passes through or is reflected from the partially completed weld; receiving from the respective transducers ultrasonic signals which pass through or are reflected from the partially completed welds; and analyzing the ultrasonic signal which has passed through or is reflected from the partially completed weld to determine the presence of any weld defects.

  11. Automated robotic equipment for ultrasonic inspection of pressurizer heater wells

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    Nachbar, Henry D.; DeRossi, Raymond S.; Mullins, Lawrence E.

    1993-01-01

    A robotic device for remotely inspecting pressurizer heater wells is provided which has the advantages of quickly, precisely, and reliably acquiring data at reasonable cost while also reducing radiation exposure of an operator. The device comprises a prober assembly including a probe which enters a heater well, gathers data regarding the condition of the heater well and transmits a signal carrying that data; a mounting device for mounting the probe assembly at the opening of the heater well so that the probe can enter the heater well; a first motor mounted on the mounting device for providing movement of the probe assembly in an axial direction; and a second motor mounted on the mounting device for providing rotation of the probe assembly. This arrangement enables full inspection of the heater well to be carried out.

  12. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    David LaRose

    2006-07-01

    This document details progress on the project ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2005 to May 14, 2006. Highlights include significant improvements in the accuracy and reliability of computer-vision based vulcanized splice detection, deployment of the vulcanized splice detection algorithms for daily use in two working mines, and successful demonstration of an early prototype of a Smart-Camera based system for on-site mechanical splice detection in coal mine installations.

  13. Effective Conveyer Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    David LaRose

    2006-11-14

    This document details progress on the project ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from May 15, 2006 to November 14, 2006. Progress during this period includes significant advances in development of a Smart Camera based prototype system for on-site mechanical splice detection, and continued deployment of both the mechanical splice detection system and the vulcanized splice detection system in area coal mines.

  14. Active, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies for Homeland Defense

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    James L. Jones

    2003-06-01

    Active, non-intrusive inspection or interrogation technologies have been used for 100 years - with the primary focus being radiographic imaging. During the last 50 years, various active interrogation systems have been investigated and most have revealed many unique and interesting capabilities and advantages that have already benefited the general public. Unfortunately, except for medical and specific industrial applications, these unique capabilities have not been widely adopted, largely due to the complexity of the technology, the overconfident reliance on passive detection systems to handle most challenges, and the unrealistic public concerns regarding radiation safety issues for a given active inspection deployment. The unique homeland security challenges facing the United States today are inviting more "out-of-the-box" solutions and are demanding the effective technological solutions that only active interrogation systems can provide. While revolutionary new solutions are always desired, these technology advancements are rare, and when found, usually take a long time to fully understand and implement for a given application. What's becoming more evident is that focusing on under-developed, but well-understood, active inspection technologies can provide many of the needed "out-of-the-box" solutions. This paper presents a brief historical overview of active interrogation. It identifies some of the major homeland defense challenges being confronted and the commercial and research technologies presently available and being pursued. Finally, the paper addresses the role of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and its partner, the Idaho Accelerator Center at Idaho State University, in promoting and developing active inspection technologies for homeland defense.

  15. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0888 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    888 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0888 June 6, 2013 Alleged Nepotism and Wasteful Spending in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The Department of Energy (Department) administers various hiring programs designed to generate a pipeline of talent to replenish its workforce and to maintain overall workforce vitality. One of those programs is the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which provides opportunities for students to gain work experience, while enhancing their

  16. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    904 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 March 27, 2014 Review of Controls Over the Department's Classification of National Security Information The Department of Energy handles and manages a broad spectrum of classified information, including National Security Information (NSI). The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Classification, manages the Department-wide classification program and establishes policies to conform with Federal classification requirements. Implementation of

  17. Planned Audits and Inspections Audits Central Audit Division

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    Year 2016 Planned Audits and Inspections Audits Central Audit Division ï‚· Audit of the Department's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Program ï‚· Vehicle Technologies at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories ï‚· Follow-up of Bonneville Power Administration's Critical Asset Protection ï‚· Transmission Asset Management at Western Area Power Administration ï‚· Laboratory for Laser Energetics ï‚· Follow-up Audit of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at Selected

  18. Waste treatment facility passes federal inspection, completes final

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    milestone, begins startup 23, 2012 Media Contact: Danielle Miller, 208-526-5709 Erik Simpson, 208-390-9464 Waste treatment facility passes federal inspection, completes final milestone, begins startup The Idaho site today initiated the controlled, phased startup of a new waste treatment facility scheduled to begin treating 900,000 gallons of radioactive liquid waste stored in underground tanks at a former Cold War spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility next month. An exterior view of the

  19. An approach to software quality assurance for robotic inspection systems

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    Kiebel, G.R.

    1993-10-01

    Software quality assurance (SQA) for robotic systems used in nuclear waste applications is vital to ensure that the systems operate safely and reliably and pose a minimum risk to humans and the environment. This paper describes the SQA approach for the control and data acquisition system for a robotic system being developed for remote surveillance and inspection of underground storage tanks (UST) at the Hanford Site.

  20. REMOTE FIELD EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION OF UNPIGGABLE PIPELINES

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    Albert Teitsma

    2004-03-01

    The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) technique is ideal for inspecting unpiggable pipelines because all its components can be made much smaller than the diameter of the pipe to be inspected. We reviewed the technique, and used demonstrations from prior work by others in presentations on the technique and how we plan to develop it. Coils were wound; a jig for pulling the coils through the pipe was manufactured; defects were machined in one six-inch diameter, ten-foot long pipe; and the equipment was assembled. After completing first crude pullout test to show that RFEC inspection would work, we repeated the experiment with a proper jig and got excellent results. The test showed the expected behavior, with the direct field dominating the signal to about two pipe diameters from the drive coil, and the remote field dominating for greater separations between the drive coil and the sensing coils. Response of RFEC to a typical defect was measured, as was the sensitivity to defect size. Before manufacturing defects in the pipe, we measured the effect of defect separation and concluded that defects separated by 18 inches or 1/3rd of the pipe diameter did not interfere with each other. We manufactured a set of 13 defects, and measured the RFEC signals. We found a background variation that was eventually attributed to permeability variations in the seamless pipe. We scanned all thirteen defects and got satisfactory results. The two smallest defects did not show a signal, but these were much too small to be reported in a pipeline inspection. We acquired a ten-foot seam welded pipe that has much less background variation. We are measuring the sensitivity of RFEC signals to mechanical variations between the exciter and sensing coils.

  1. Final Report Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program.

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    Naus, Dan J; Ellingwood, B R; Oland, C Barry

    2005-09-01

    The Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program had primary objectives of (1) understanding the significant factors relating corrosion occurrence, efficacy of inspection, and structural capacity reduction of steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments; (2) providing the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) reviewers a means of establishing current structural capacity margins or estimating future residual structural capacity margins for steel containments, and concrete containments as limited by liner integrity; (3) providing recommendations, as appropriate, on information to be requested of licensees for guidance that could be utilized by USNRC reviewers in assessing the seriousness of reported incidences of containment degradation; and (4) providing technical assistance to the USNRC (as requested) related to concrete technology. Primary program accomplishments have included development of a degradation assessment methodology; reviews of techniques and methods for inspection and repair of containment metallic pressure boundaries; evaluation of high-frequency acoustic imaging, magnetostrictive sensor, electromagnetic acoustic transducer, and multimode guided plate wave technologies for inspection of inaccessible regions of containment metallic pressure boundaries; development of a continuum damage mechanics-based approach for structural deterioration; establishment of a methodology for reliability-based condition assessments of steel containments and liners; and fragility assessments of steel containments with localized corrosion. In addition, data and information assembled under this program has been transferred to the technical community through review meetings and briefings, national and international conference participation, technical committee involvement, and publications of reports and journal articles. Appendix A provides a listing of program reports, papers, and publications; and Appendix B contains a listing of program-related presentations.

  2. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0853 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    53 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0853 July 13, 2011 Organizational Conflicts of Interest Program at Sandia National Laboratories The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is a multi-program national security laboratory managed and operated under contract by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. As part of the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Sandia is designated as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center

  3. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0889 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    89 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0889 June 7, 2013 Concerns with Consulting Contract Administration at Various Department Sites The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requested that we conduct a review to determine whether a consulting agreement awarded to Heather Wilson and Company, LLC (HWC), by Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) was appropriately administered and managed. Specifically, we were asked to determine whether: (1) work products (deliverables) were produced in

  4. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0903 | Department of Energy

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    03 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0903 March 26, 2014 Procurement Internal Controls at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General received an allegation from the Los Alamos Field Office concerning a possible conflict of interest in a consultant agreement awarded to an individual who was the spouse of a senior manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). It was alleged that neither the consultant nor the senior manager disclosed their spousal relationship to LANL. Further, it

  5. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0913 | Department of Energy

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    13 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0913 June 3, 2014 Conference Management at Selected Department Sites In support of its diverse science, energy and national security missions, the Department of Energy (Department) sponsors and/or funds attendance of both Federal and contractor employees at a variety of conferences and meetings. In response to Office of Management and Budget direction, the Department issued a memorandum, Updated Guidance on Conference-Related Activities and Spending, establishing

  6. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0932 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0932 January 29, 2015 Review of Controls Over the Department's SmartPay2 Purchase Card Program at Selected Department Sites The General Services Administration's SmartPay2 Program provides purchase cards to Government agencies, including the Department of Energy (Department). The Office of Acquisition and Project Management is responsible for managing the Department's Purchase Card Program. The Department's Agency Program Coordinator oversees 18 Federal program

  7. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0933 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    3 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0933 January 30, 2015 Review of Controls for Protecting Nonpublic Information at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), an independent agency within the Department of Energy (Department), regulates, in part, the reliability of the Nation's bulk electric grid. In February 2014, sensitive internal information regarding the electric grid analysis was mentioned by national media and attributed in the press to a

  8. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0935 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0935 February 11, 2015 Allegations Concerning Information Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a part of the National Nuclear Security Administration, executes missions affecting national priorities involving nuclear security, intelligence, defense, nonproliferation, and counterterrorism. LANL is managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), and Federal oversight is provided by the Los Alamos Site

  9. Effective and efficient optics inspection approach using machine learning algorithms

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    Abdulla, G; Kegelmeyer, L; Liao, Z; Carr, W

    2010-11-02

    The Final Optics Damage Inspection (FODI) system automatically acquires and utilizes the Optics Inspection (OI) system to analyze images of the final optics at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). During each inspection cycle up to 1000 images acquired by FODI are examined by OI to identify and track damage sites on the optics. The process of tracking growing damage sites on the surface of an optic can be made more effective by identifying and removing signals associated with debris or reflections. The manual process to filter these false sites is daunting and time consuming. In this paper we discuss the use of machine learning tools and data mining techniques to help with this task. We describe the process to prepare a data set that can be used for training and identifying hardware reflections in the image data. In order to collect training data, the images are first automatically acquired and analyzed with existing software and then relevant features such as spatial, physical and luminosity measures are extracted for each site. A subset of these sites is 'truthed' or manually assigned a class to create training data. A supervised classification algorithm is used to test if the features can predict the class membership of new sites. A suite of self-configuring machine learning tools called 'Avatar Tools' is applied to classify all sites. To verify, we used 10-fold cross correlation and found the accuracy was above 99%. This substantially reduces the number of false alarms that would otherwise be sent for more extensive investigation.

  10. RELIABLE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION OF FLEXIBLE RISERS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY

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    Almeida, Romulo M.; Rebello, Joao Marcos A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering COPPE/UFRJ-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro P.O. Box 68505 CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil); Vaz, Murilo A. [Department of Ocean Engineering-COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil)

    2010-02-22

    Flexible risers are composite tubular structures manufactured by the concentric assemblage of cylindrical polymeric and helically wound metallic layers employed to convey pressurized fluids such as oil, gas and water in the ocean environment. The metallic layers account for the flexible risers' structural strength and are dimensioned according to the static and dynamic loads. They are usually installed in a free hanging catenary configuration and are subjected to the direct action of waves and marine currents and wave induced motions from the oil production platform. The fatigue rupture of wire armours in the end fitting or within the riser segment protected by the bend stiffener is an object of major concern. Integrity models have been developed, however inspection techniques are mandatory to ensure that failure is detected. Gammagraphy has been used as a common inspection technique in all regions of the flexible riser, mainly with the single wall-single view method. On the other side, there is not any qualified radiographic procedure to this kind of structure. Radiographic simulation was adopted and its validation with actual gammagraphies and establishment of radiographic parameters to complex radiation geometries were done. Results show the viability of the radiographic inspection analyzing the armour wires' rupture and the displacement between wires.

  11. The impact of instructions on aircraft visual inspection performance : a first look at the overall results.

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    Drury, Colin G.; Spencer, Floyd Wayne; Wenner, Caren A.

    2003-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of instructions on aircraft visual inspection performance and strategy. Forty-two inspectors from industry were asked to perform inspections of six areas of a Boeing 737. Six different instruction versions were developed for each inspection task, varying in the number and type of directed inspections. The amount of time spent inspecting, the number of calls made, and the number of the feedback calls detected all varied widely across the inspectors. However, inspectors who used instructions with a higher number of directed inspections referred to the instructions more often during and after the task, and found a higher percentage of a selected set of feedback cracks than inspectors using other instruction versions. This suggests that specific instructions can help overall inspection performance, not just performance on the defects specified. Further, instructions were shown to change the way an inspector approaches a task.

  12. Mathematical model of unmanned aerial vehicle used for endurance autonomous monitoring

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    Chelaru, Teodor-Viorel; Chelaru, Adrian

    2014-12-10

    The paper purpose is to present some aspects regarding the control system of unmanned aerial vehicle - UAV, used to local observations, surveillance and monitoring interest area. The calculus methodology allows a numerical simulation of UAV evolution in bad atmospheric conditions by using nonlinear model, as well as a linear one for obtaining guidance command. The UAV model which will be presented has six DOF (degrees of freedom), and autonomous control system. This theoretical development allows us to build stability matrix, command matrix and control matrix and finally to analyse the stability of autonomous UAV flight. A robust guidance system, based on uncoupled state will be evaluated for different fly conditions and the results will be presented. The flight parameters and guidance will be analysed.

  13. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, for Calendar Year 2009

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2010-05-28

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Unit (CAU) sites located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2009 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following seven CAUs: · CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR) · CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR) · CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR) · CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches (TTR) · CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR) · CAU 484: Surface Debris, Waste Sites, and Burn Area (TTR) · CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR) The annual post-closure inspections were conducted May 5–6, 2009. All inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports. The post-closure inspection plan for each CAU is included in Attachment B, with the exception of CAU 400. CAU 400 does not require post-closure inspections, but inspections of the vegetation and fencing are conducted as a best management practice. The inspection checklists for each site inspection are included in Attachment C, the field notes are included in Attachment D, and the site photographs are included in Attachment E. Vegetation monitoring of CAU 400, CAU 404, CAU 407, and CAU 426 was performed in June 2009, and the vegetation monitoring report is included in Attachment F. Maintenance was performed at CAU 453. Animal burrows observed during the annual inspection were backfilled, and a depression was restored to grade on June 25, 2009. Post-closure site inspections should continue as scheduled. Vegetation survey inspections have been conducted annually at CAUs 400, 404, 407, and 426. Discontinuation of vegetation surveys is recommended at the CAU 400 Bomblet Pit and CAU 426, which have been successfully revegetated. Discontinuation of vegetation surveys is also recommended at CAU 404, which has been changed to an administrative closure with no inspections required. Vegetation monitoring at the CAU 400 Five Points Landfill and CAU 407 should continue.

  14. Follow-up Inspection on Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory, INS-L-13-05

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspection Report Follow-up Inspection on Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory INS-L-13-05 July 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 9, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING MANAGER, LOS ALAMOS FIELD OFFICE, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on

  15. Inspection Report: DOE-IG-0882 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    DOE-IG-0882 Inspection Report: DOE-IG-0882 March 22, 2013 Approval of Contractor Executive Salaries by Department of Energy Personnel In April 2011, the Department of Energy (Department) awarded a nearly $2.2 billion contract to URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC, (UCOR) for the environmental cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a support provider for the Office of Environmental Management, the Oak Ridge Office (ORO) is responsible for oversight of the UCOR contract,

  16. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 2

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    1995-12-15

    Radioactive materials make up a significant part of the hazardous-material inventory of the Department of Energy. Much of the radioactive material will be inspected or handled by robotic systems that contain electronic circuits that may be damaged by gamma radiation and other particles emitted from radioactive material. This report examines several scenarios, the damage that may be inflicted, and methods that may be used to protect radiation-hardened robot control systems. Commercial sources of components and microcomputers that can withstand high radiation exposure are identified.

  17. Development of ultrasonic methods for the nondestructive inspection of concrete

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    Claytor, T.N.; Ellingson, W.A.

    1983-08-01

    Nondestructive inspection of Portland cement and refractory concrete is conducted to determine strength, thickness, presence of voids or foreign matter, presence of cracks, amount of degradation due to chemical attack, and other properties without the necessity of coring the structure (which is usually accomplished by destructively removing a sample). This paper reviews the state of the art of acoustic nondestructive testing methods for Portland cement and refractory concrete. Most nondestructive work on concrete has concentrated on measuring acoustic velocity by through transmission methods. Development of a reliable pitch-catch or pulse-echo system would provide a method of measuring thickness with access from only one side of the concrete.

  18. Appendix A Annual Inspection Checklist, Maps, and Photographs

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Site Inspection 2012 Photos Photograph A1. Sign listing the institutional controls; posted at the west entrance road to the Central OU. Signs are posted at each of the Central OU entry/exit gates at the Central OU boundary. Photograph A2. No trespassing sign. Signs are posted at Central OU boundary at intervals specified by RFLMA Attachment 2. Photograph A3. Hole in the location of the former B881 stairwell Photograph A4. Hole in the location of the former B881 stairwell Photograph A5.

  19. Apparatus for inspecting a group of containers and method of using same

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    Lee, Jr., James H.; Salton, Jonathan R.; Spletzer, Barry L.

    2012-02-28

    An apparatus and method for inspecting a plurality of containers are provided. Each container has an outer surface for housing at least one material therein. The techniques provided involve at least one inspection vehicle and at least one detector. Each inspection vehicle has a plurality of wheels for movably positioning about the plurality of containers. The wheels may have at least one magnet for selectively adhering to the outer surface of at least one of the containers whereby the inspection vehicle traverses the container(s). The detector is positionable proximate at least one of the containers. The detector may be deployable from the inspection vehicle to a position adjacent the container(s). The detector has at least one sensor for measuring at least one characteristic of the plurality of containers. At least one base station may be provided for communicating with the inspection vehicle(s) and/or detector(s).

  20. Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 | Department of Energy Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 May 2003 This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health and

  1. Inspection Report: INS-L-13-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inspection Report: INS-L-13-04 » Inspection Report: INS-L-13-04 Inspection Report: INS-L-13-04 March 15, 2013 Allegations Concerning Contracting for Services of Former Employees at Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) subcontracts with various suppliers for services not available at the Laboratories. The Office of Inspector General received an anonymous complaint alleging that: (1) Sandia hired former employees as consultants at salaries exceeding what they were

  2. Tonopah Test Range Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, Calendar Year 2002

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    R. B. Jackson

    2003-08-01

    This Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report provides documentation of the semiannual inspections conducted at the following Corrective Action Units (CAU)s: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill; CAU 404: Roller Coaster Lagoons and Trench; CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area; CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes; CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches; CAU 427: Septic Waste Systems 2, 6; and CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill, all located at the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada. Post-closure inspections are not required at CAU 400 but are conducted to monitor vegetation and fencing at the site. Site inspections were conducted in May and November 2002. All site inspections were made after Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) approval of the appropriate Closure Report (CR), excluding CAU 400 which did not require a CR, and were conducted in accordance with the Post-Closure Inspection Plans in the NDEP-approved CRs. Post-closure inspections conducted during 2002 identified several areas requiring maintenance/repairs. Maintenance work and proposed additional monitoring are included in the appropriate section for each CAU. This report includes copies of the Post-Closure Inspection Plans, Post-Closure Inspection Checklists, copies of the field notes, photographs, and the Post-Closure Vegetative Monitoring Report. The Post-Closure Inspection Plan for each CAU is located in Attachment A. Post-Closure Inspection Checklists are in Attachment B. Copies of the field notes from each inspection are included in Attachment C. Attachment D consists of the photographic logs and photographs of the sites. The post-closure vegetative monitoring report for calendar year 2002 is included in Attachment E.

  3. INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 July 9, 2013 Follow-up Inspection on Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory Since the early 1940's, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials. These activities have resulted in the generation and disposal of a variety of hazardous, radioactive, and solid wastes. In 1998, Los Alamos developed a workplan that

  4. Inspection Report: INS-L-08-06 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    8-06 Inspection Report: INS-L-08-06 September 5, 2008 Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico Student Intern Safety Training This letter report provides the results of an Office of Inspector General inspection of the student intern safety program at the Department of Energy's DOE's, Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration, facility operated by Sandia Corporation. Topic: Human Resources PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-L-08-06 More Documents &

  5. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection - Piqua, OH, Decommissioned Reactor Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Piqua, OH, Decommissioned Reactor Site May 2012 Page 1 2012 Annual Inspection and Radiological Survey Results for the Piqua, Ohio, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF), a decommissioned nuclear power demonstration facility, was inspected on April 10, 2012. The site, located on the east bank of the Great Miami River in Piqua, Ohio, is in good physical condition. There is no requirement for a follow-up inspection. The former PNPF consists of a reactor

  6. Microsoft Word - Appendix E - Erosion Control M&M Inspection Procedure.docx

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure This page intentionally left blank LMS/RFS/S04532 Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure April 2012 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Rocky Flats Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure April 2012 Doc. No. S04532 Page 1 1.0 Introduction The Erosion Control Plan for Rocky Flats Property Central Operable

  7. Long-Term Surveillance and Monitoring Program Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Monitoring Program Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title I Disposal Sites Annual Report for the Period January 1,1998, Through December 31,1998 February 1999 This file contains inspection data for the Shiprock Site only. Long-Term Surveillance and Monitoring Program Annual Site inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title I Disposal Sites 1998 Annual Report February 1999 Prepared for U.S.

  8. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    8-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2, 1998 Report on Inspection Regarding Small Business Contracting Statistics Reporting and Presentation On September 11, 1995, the Office of Inspections, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Energy (DOE), received an allegation regarding the accuracy of the Department's small business contracting statistics in the Secretary of Energy's Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 Performance Agreement with the President, entitled: "PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT

  9. Inspection of the Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position, IG-0393

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    REPORT ON INSPECTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND FILLING OF THE DEPARTMENT'S OMBUDSMAN POSITION Report No: DOE/IG0393 Office of Inspections Washington, D.C. 20585 Date Issued: August 1, 1996 INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of the Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position" The Secretary BACKGROUND: The subject final report is provided to inform you of our findings and recommendations concerning our review of possible personnel irregularities regarding the

  10. INSPECTION REPORT Allegations Regarding Personnel Security Concerns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Personnel Security Concerns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory INS-O-14-02 June 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 4, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR FIELD OPERATIONS, OFFICE OF SCIENCE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on

  11. Aviation security cargo inspection queuing simulation model for material flow and accountability

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    Olama, Mohammed M; Allgood, Glenn O; Rose, Terri A; Brumback, Daryl L

    2009-01-01

    Beginning in 2010, the U.S. will require that all cargo loaded in passenger aircraft be inspected. This will require more efficient processing of cargo and will have a significant impact on the inspection protocols and business practices of government agencies and the airlines. In this paper, we develop an aviation security cargo inspection queuing simulation model for material flow and accountability that will allow cargo managers to conduct impact studies of current and proposed business practices as they relate to inspection procedures, material flow, and accountability.

  12. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units on the Nevada National Security Site

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    Boehlecke, Robert F.

    2013-05-28

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for corrective action units on the Nevada Naational Security Site for calendar year 2012.

  13. CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction- Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection- March 29, 2012

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nuclear Facility Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection Criteria, Approach and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-52, Rev. 0)

  14. Inspection Report: INS-O-09-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-09-01 December 11, 2008 Security Clearances at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory-California Department of Energy...

  15. Final Site-Specific Decommissioning Inspection Report for the University of Washington Research and Test Reactor

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    Sarah Roberts

    2006-10-18

    Report of site-specific decommissioning in-process inspection activities at the University of Washington Research and Test Reactor Facility.

  16. INSPECTION REPORT: INS-O-15-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    INSPECTION REPORT: INS-O-15-02 INSPECTION REPORT: INS-O-15-02 April 2, 2015 Allegation Regarding Human Reliability Program Unsuitable Reportable Behaviors at the Office of Secure Transportation Publically available version of the OUO report issued in November 2014. PDF icon FREQUENTLY REQUESTED FOIA: Inspection Report: INS-O-15-02 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-15-02 FIA-15-0058 - In the Matter of Bradley P. Jones SEMIANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS: OCTOBER 1, 2014 - MARCH

  17. Apparatus for moving a pipe inspection probe through piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W. Thor (Martinez, GA); Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC); Lewis, Gregory W. (North Augusta, SC)

    1995-01-01

    A method and apparatus for controllably moving devices for cleaning or inspection through piping systems, including piping systems with numerous piping bends therein, by using hydrostatic pressure of a working fluid introduced into the piping system. The apparatus comprises a reservoir or other source for supplying the working fluid to the piping system, a launch tube for admitting the device into the launcher and a reversible, positive displacement pump for controlling the direction and flow rate of the working fluid. The device introduced into the piping system moves with the flow of the working fluid through the piping system. The launcher attaches to the valved ends of a piping system so that fluids in the piping system can recirculate in a closed loop. The method comprises attaching the launcher to the piping system, supplying the launcher with working fluid, admitting the device into the launcher, pumping the working fluid in the direction and at the rate desired so that the device moves through the piping system for pipe cleaning or inspection, removing the device from the launcher, and collecting the working fluid contained in the launcher.

  18. Apparatus for moving a pipe inspection probe through piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Lewis, G.W.

    1995-07-18

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for controllably moving devices for cleaning or inspection through piping systems, including piping systems with numerous piping bends therein, by using hydrostatic pressure of a working fluid introduced into the piping system. The apparatus comprises a reservoir or other source for supplying the working fluid to the piping system, a launch tube for admitting the device into the launcher and a reversible, positive displacement pump for controlling the direction and flow rate of the working fluid. The device introduced into the piping system moves with the flow of the working fluid through the piping system. The launcher attaches to the valved ends of a piping system so that fluids in the piping system can recirculate in a closed loop. The method comprises attaching the launcher to the piping system, supplying the launcher with working fluid, admitting the device into the launcher, pumping the working fluid in the direction and at the rate desired so that the device moves through the piping system for pipe cleaning or inspection, removing the device from the launcher, and collecting the working fluid contained in the launcher. 8 figs.

  19. Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project

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    Hank Seiff

    2008-12-31

    Under the auspices of the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the US Department of Energy, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation conducted a three-year program to increase the understanding of the safe and proper use and maintenance of vehicular compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. High-pressure fuel systems require periodic inspection and maintenance to insure safe and proper operation. The project addressed the needs of CNG fuel containers (cylinders) and associated high-pressure fuel system components related to existing law, codes and standards (C&S), available training and inspection programs, and assured coordination among vehicle users, public safety officials, fueling station operators and training providers. The program included a public and industry awareness campaign, establishment and administration of a cylinder inspector certification training scholarship program, evaluation of current safety training and testing practices, monitoring and investigation of CNG vehicle incidents, evaluation of a cylinder recertification program and the migration of CNG vehicle safety knowledge to the nascent hydrogen vehicle community.

  20. Method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fong, James T. (Bethel Park, PA)

    1996-01-01

    A method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion of a large and thick walled vessel for a defect by computed tomography is provided. A collimated source of radiation is placed adjacent one side of the wall portion and an array of detectors for the radiation is placed on the other side adjacent the source. The radiation from the source passing through the wall portion is then detected with the detectors over a limited angle, dependent upon the curvature of the wall of the vessel, to obtain a dataset. The source and array are then coordinately moved relative to the wall portion in steps and a further dataset is obtained at each step. The plurality of datasets obtained over the limited angle is then processed to produce a tomogram of the wall portion to determine the presence of a defect therein. In a preferred embodiment, the curved wall portion has a center of curvature so that the source and the array are positioned at each step along a respective arc curved about the center. If desired, the detector array and source can be reoriented relative to a new wall portion and an inspection of the new wall portion can be easily obtained. Further, the source and detector array can be indexed in a direction perpendicular to a plane including the limited angle in a plurality of steps so that by repeating the detecting and moving steps at each index step, a three dimensional image can be created of the wall portion.