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Management of Disused Radioactive Sealed Sources in Egypt - 13512  

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The future safe development of nuclear energy and progressive increasing use of sealed sources in medicine, research, industry and other fields in Egypt depends on the safe and secure management of disused radioactive sealed sources. In the past years have determined the necessity to formulate and apply the integrated management program for radioactive sealed sources to assure harmless and ecological rational management of disused sealed sources in Egypt. The waste management system in Egypt comprises operational and regulatory capabilities. Both of these activities are performed under legislations. The Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center HLWMC, is considered as a centralized radioactive waste management facility in Egypt by law 7/2010. (authors)

Mohamed, Y.T.; Hasan, M.A.; Lasheen, Y.F. [Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, 11787, Cairo (Egypt)] [Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, 11787, Cairo (Egypt)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Situation for Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources in Japan - 13025  

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As for the Sealed Radioactive Source currently used in Japan, many of them are imported from overseas. The U.S., Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Czech Republic are the main exporting States. Many of disused sealed radioactive sources are being returned to exporting States. The sealed radioactive sources which cannot be returned to exporting States are appropriately kept in the domestic storage facility. So, there are not main problem on the long term management of disused sealed radioactive sources in Japan. However, there are some difficulties on repatriate. One is reservation of a means of transport. The sea mail which conveys radioactive sources owing to reduction of movement of international cargo is decreasing in number. And there is a denial of shipment. Other one is that the manufacturer has already resigned from the work and cannot return disused sealed radioactive sources, or a manufacturer cannot specify and disused sources cannot be returned. The disused sealed radioactive source which cannot be repatriated is a little in term of radioactivity. As for the establishment of national measure of final disposal facility for disused sealed radioactive sources, in Japan, it is not yet installed with difficulty. Since there are many countries for which installation of a final disposal facility for disused sealed radioactive sources is difficult, the source manufacture country should respond positively to return the source which was manufactured and sold in the past. (authors)

Kusama, Keiji; Miyamoto, Yoichi [Japan Radioisotope Association, Radiopharmaceutical and Radioisotope Supply Business Promotion Department (Japan)] [Japan Radioisotope Association, Radiopharmaceutical and Radioisotope Supply Business Promotion Department (Japan)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Sealed Sources Management in Switzerland - 12011  

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Information is provided about the international recommendations for the safe management of disused and spent sealed radioactive sources wherein the return to the supplier or manufacturer is encouraged for large radioactive sources. The legal situation in Switzerland is described mentioning the demand of minimization of radioactive waste as well as the situation with respect to the interim storage facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Based on this information and on the market situation with a shortage of some medical radionuclides the management of spent sealed sources is provided. The sources are sorted according to their activity in relation to the nuclide-specific A2-value and either recycled as in the case of high active sources or conditioned as in the case for sources with lower activity. The results are presented as comparison between recycled and conditioned activity for three selected nuclides, i.e. Cs-137, Co-60 and Am-241. (author)

Beer, H.F. [Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen (Switzerland)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Notice extends DOE N 5400.9, Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability, of 12-24-91, until 12-24-95, unless sooner superseded or rescinded. The contents of DOE N 5400.9 will be updated and incorporated in the revised DOE O 5480.11, Radiation Protection for Occupational Workers.

1994-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To establish Department of Energy (DOE) interim policy and to provide guidance for sealed radioactive source accountability. The directive does not cancel any directives. Extended by DOE N 5400.10 to 12-24-93 & Extended by DOE N 5400.12 to 12-24-94.

1991-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealed source peer review plan  

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Sealed sources are known quantities of radioactive materials that have been encapsulated in quantities that produce known radiation fields. Sealed sources have multiple uses ranging from instrument calibration sources to sources that produce radiation fields for experimental applications. The Off-Site Source Recovery (OSR) Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), created in 1999, under the direction of the Waste Management Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Albuquerque has been assigned the responsibility to recover and manage excess and unwanted radioactive sealed sources from the public and private sector. LANL intends to ship drums containing qualified sealed sources to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for disposal. Prior to shipping, these drums must be characterized with respect to radiological content and other parameters. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that ten radionulcides be quantified and reported for every container of waste to be disposed in the WIPP. The methods traditionally approved by the EPA include non-destructive assay (NDA) in accordance with Appendix A of the Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (DOE, 2002) (CH WAC). However, because of the nature and pedigree of historical records for sealed sources and the technical infeasibility of performing NDA on these sources, LANL proposes to characterize the content of these waste drums using qualified existing radiological data in lieu of direct measurement. This plan describes the process and documentation requirements for the use of the peer review process to qualify existing data for sealed radiological sources in lieu of perfonning radioassay. The peer review process will be performed in accordance with criteria provided in 40 CFR {section} 194.22 which specifies the use of the NUREG 1297 guidelines. The plan defines the management approach, resources, schedule, and technical requirements for the subject peer review.

Feldman, Alexander [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Leonard, Lee [RETIRED; Burns, Ron [CONTRACTOR

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To establish U.S. Department of Energy requirements for inventory reporting, transaction reporting, verification of reporting, and assign responsibilities for reporting of radioactive sealed sources. DOE N 251.86 extends this notice until 5-6-11. No cancellations. Canceled by DOE O 231.1B

2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Memorandum, Reporting of Radiological Sealed Sources Transactions  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The requirements for reporting transactions involving radiological sealed sources are identified in Department of Energy (DOE) Notice (N) 234.1, Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources. The data reported in accordance with DOE N 234.1 are maintained in the DOE Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) database by the Office of Information Management, within the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security.

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An ideal sealed source life-cycle  

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In the last 40 years, barriers to compliant and timely disposition of radioactive sealed sources have become apparent. The story starts with the explosive growth of nuclear gauging technologies in the 1960s. Dozens of companies in the US manufactured sources and many more created nuclear solutions to industrial gauging problems. Today they do not yet know how many Cat 1, 2, or 3 sources there are in the US. There are, at minimum, tens of thousands of sources, perhaps hundreds of thousands of sources. Affordable transportation solutions to consolidate all of these sources and disposition pathways for these sources do not exist. The root problem seems to be a lack of necessary regulatory framework that has allowed all of these problems to accumulate with no national plan for solving the problem. In the 1960s, Pu-238 displaced Pu-239 for most neutron and alpha source applications. In the 1970s, the availability of inexpensive Am-241 resulted in a proliferation of low energy gamma sources used in nuclear gauging, well logging, pacemakers, and X-ray fluorescence applications for example. In the 1980s, rapid expansion of worldwide petroleum exploration resulted in the expansion of Am-241 sources into international locations. Improvements of technology and regulation resulted in a change in isotopic distribution as Am-241 made Pu-239 and Pu-238 obsolete. Many early nuclear gauge technologies have been made obsolete as they were replaced by non-nuclear technoogies. With uncertainties in source end of life disposition and increased requirements for sealed source security, nuclear gauging technology is the last choice for modern process engineering gauging solutions. Over the same period, much was learned about licensing LLW disposition facilities as evident by the closure of early disposition facilities like Maxey Flats. The current difficulties in sealed source disposition start with adoption of the NLLW policy act of 1985, which created the state LLW compact system they we have today. This regulation created a new regulatory framework seen as promising at the time. However, now they recognize that, despite the good intentions, the NIJWP/85 has not solved any source disposition problems. The answer to these sealed source disposition problems is to adopt a philosophy to correct these regulatory issues, determine an interim solution, execute that solution until there is a minimal backlog of sources to deal with, and then let the mechanisms they have created solve this problem into the foreseeable future. The primary philosophical tenet of the ideal sealed source life cycle follows. You do not allow the creation (or importation) of any source whose use cannot be justified, which cannot be affordably shipped, or that does not have a well-delinated and affordable disposition pathway. The path forward dictates that we fix the problem by embracing the Ideal Source Life cycle. In figure 1, we can see some of the elements of the ideal source life cycle. The life cycle is broken down into four portions, manufacture, use, consolidation, and disposition. These four arbitrary elements allow them to focus on the ideal life cycle phases that every source should go through between manufacture and final disposition. As we examine the various phases of the sealed source life cycle, they pick specific examples and explore the adoption of the ideal life cycle model.

Tompkins, Joseph Andrew [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Hazard Class 8.2 - Sealed Sources  

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2 -Sealed Sources 2 -Sealed Sources Applicability This hazard classification applies to all experiments involving the use of DOE exempt and non-exempt radioactive sealed sources. Experiment Category Experiments in this Experiment Hazard Class are always categorized as low risk experiments. Experiment Hazard Control Verification Statements Engineered Controls - None. Procedural Controls - Sealed sources must be secured when no experimenter is present. Design Reviews and Equipment Inspections - Sealed sources must be checked out from the Beamline Sealed Source Custodian and logged into the RMS System. Sources will be exempt or non-exempt as determined by RSO-HP personnel. Training - GERT (ESH 738) for exempt sealed sources ANL Radiation Worker I or II (ESH 700 or ESH 702) for non-exempt sealed

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Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability and Control Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

For use with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection. This Guide provides an acceptable methodology for establishing and operating a sealed radioactive source accountability and control program that will comply with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements specified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (DOE 1998a), hereinafter referred to as 10 CFR 835. In particular, this Guide provides guidance for achieving compliance with subpart M of 10 CFR 835. Canceled by DOE G 441.1-1B.

1999-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - SealedSources - Cover.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audit Services Audit Report Follow-up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Recovery Activities OAS-M-06-09 September 2006 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 12, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR MANAGER, LOS ALAMOS SITE OFFICE I &JJ;;C&$ . ( ' L / ? I ' < , ! FROM: . Collard ~ s s i s t a h t Inspector General for Performance Audits Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATlON: Audit Report on "Follow- up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Recovery Activities" The mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Off-site Recovery Project (OSRP) is to recover unwanted radioactive sealed sources (sources)

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Elemental composition in sealed plutoniumberyllium neutron sources  

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Abstract Five sealed plutoniumberyllium (PuBe) neutron sources from various manufacturers were disassembled. Destructive chemical analyses for recovered PuBe materials were conducted for disposition purposes. A dissolution method for PuBe alloys was developed for quantitative plutonium (Pu) and beryllium (Be) assay. Quantitation of Be and trace elements was performed using plasma based spectroscopic instruments, namely inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). Pu assay was accomplished by an electrochemical method. Variations in trace elemental contents among the five PuBe sources are discussed.

N. Xu; K. Kuhn; D. Gallimore; A. Martinez; M. Schappert; D. Montoya; E. Lujan; K. Garduno; L. Tandon

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Follow-up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Recovery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Follow-up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Follow-up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Recovery Activities, OAS-M-06-09 Follow-up on the Management of Plutonium-239 Sealed Sources Recovery Activities, OAS-M-06-09 The mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Off-site Recovery Project (OSRP) is to recover unwanted radioactive sealed sources (sources) held in the piblic sector. thereby reducing the threat of the sources being used in radiological dispersal de\iices or a "dirty bomb." Plutonium-239 (Pu-239), one of the rildioactive sealed sources recovered by OSRP, requires additional safeguards because ~t is a special nuclear material. These sources were manufactured in the United States (Li S.) and loaned or leased to colleges and universilies, commercial

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Off-site source recovery project case study: disposal of high activity cobalt 60 sources at the Nevada test site 2008  

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The Off-Site Source Recovery Project has been operating at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1998 to address the U.S. Department of Energy responsibility for collection and management of orphaned or disused radioactive sealed sources which may represent a risk to public health and national security if not properly managed.

Cocina, Frank G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stewart, William C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wald - Hopkins, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hageman, John P [SWRI

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DECOMMISSIONING OF A CAESIUM-137 SEALED SOURCE PRODUCTION FACILITY  

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Amersham owns a former Caesium-137 sealed source production facility. They commissioned RWE NUKEM to carry out an Option Study to determine a strategy for the management of this facility and then the subsequent decommissioning of it. The decommissioning was carried out in two sequential phases. Firstly robotic decommissioning followed by a phase of manual decommissioning. This paper describes the remote equipment designed built and operated, the robotic and manual decommissioning operations performed, the Safety Management arrangements and summarizes the lessons learned. Using the equipment described the facility was dismantled and decontaminated robotically. Some 2300kg of Intermediate Level Waste containing in the order of 4000Ci were removed robotically from the facility. Ambient dose rates were reduced from 100's of R per hour {gamma} to 100's of mR per hour {gamma}. The Telerobotic System was then removed to allow man access to complete the decommissioning. Manual decommissioning reduced ambient dose rates further to less than 1mR per hour {gamma} and loose contamination levels to less than 0.25Bq/cm2. This allowed access to the facility without respiratory protection.

Murray, A.; Abbott, H.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience and Lessons Learned from Conditioning of Spent Sealed Sources in Singapore - 13107  

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In 2010, IAEA requested KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) to support Singapore for conditioning spent sealed sources. Those that had been used for a lightning conductor, check source, or smoke detector, various sealed sources had been collected and stored by the NEA (National Environment Agency) in Singapore. Based on experiences for the conditioning of Ra-226 sources in some Asian countries since 2000, KAERI sent an expert team to Singapore for the safe management of spent sealed sources in 2011. As a result of the conditioning, about 575.21 mCi of Am-241, Ra-226, Co-60, and Sr-90 were safely conditioned in 3 concrete lining drums with the cooperation of the KAERI expert team, the IAEA supervisor, the NEA staff and local laborers in Singapore. Some lessons were learned during the operation: (1) preparations by a local authority are very helpful for an efficient operation, (2) a preliminary inspection by an expert team is helpful for the operation, (3) brief reports before and after daily operation are useful for communication, and (4) a training opportunity is required for the sustainability of the expert team. (authors)

Hong, Dae-Seok; Kang, Il-Sik; Jang, Kyung-Duk; Jang, Won-Hyuk [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Hoo, Wee-Teck [National Environment Agency, 40 Scotts Road 228231 (Singapore)] [National Environment Agency, 40 Scotts Road 228231 (Singapore)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Justification Of The Use Of Boreholes For Disposal Of Sealed Radiological Sources  

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Soon there will be only 14 states in two compacts that are able to dispose of Low Level Waste (LLW): the Northwest and Rocky Mountain compact with disposal options in Richland, Washington, and the Atlantic compact with disposal options in Barnwell, South Carolina. How do states not in one of the two compacts dispose of their LLW? The Off-Site Source Recovery Project can take possession and dispose of some of the unwanted transuranic sources at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). However, there will be no path forward for states outside of the two compacts for disposal of their non-transuranic LLW. A solution that has been much discussed, debated and researched, but has not been put into wide scale practice, is the borehole disposal concept. It is the author's position that companies that drill and explore for oil have been disposing of sources in borehole-like structures for years. It should be noted that these companies are not purposely disposing of these sources, but the sources are irretrievable and must be abandoned. Additionally, there are Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations that must be followed to seal the well that contains the lost and abandoned source. According to the NRC Event Notification Reports database, there were a minimum of 29 reports of lost and abandoned sources in oil wells between December 1999 and October 2006. The sources were lost at depths between 2,018-18,887 feet, or 600-5,750 meters. The companies that are performing explorations with the aid of sealed radiological sources must follow regulation 10 CFR Part 39. Subsection 15 outlines the procedures that must be followed if sources are determined to be irretrievable and abandoned in place. If the NRC allows and has regulations in place for oil companies, why can't states and/or companies be allowed to dispose of LLW in a similar fashion?

Zarling, John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposal Process for High Activity Sources by a University through the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Off-Site Source Recovery Project - 12076  

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Sealed radioactive sources are used in a wide variety of applications by a large number of license holders in the Unites States. Applications range from low-activity calibration sources to high-activity irradiators for engineering, research, or medical purposes. This paper describes and evaluates the safety and security measures in place for disused sealed sources, in particular of high activity sealed sources at the end of their operational life-time. The technical, radiation protection, and financial challenges for licensees and the Competent Authorities are reviewed from the point of view of the license holder. As an example, the waste management processes and the chain of custody for disused research irradiator sources are followed from extraction from the irradiator facility to the source disposal or recycling contractor. Possible safety and security concern in the waste disposal process are investigated in order to identify improvement potential for radiation protection or source security. Two shipments of disused sealed sources from Colorado State University (CSU) have been conducted through the CSU Radiation Control Office (RCO) in the last two years, with a third shipment expected to be completed by the end of November 2011. Two of the sources shipped are considered 'high' activity and exceed the U.S. NRC limits requiring increased controls for security purposes. Three sources were shipped in 2009 and ten more are expected in 2011. A total activity of 117.3 GBq was shipped in 2009. Nine sources were recently shipped in October 2011 through a third party waste broker where the total activity was 96.34 GBq. The last source is scheduled for shipment no later than 30 November 2011 and contains an activity of 399.96 GBq. Radiation waste disposal of high activity sources in large shields with unknown manufacturers, serial numbers, or model numbers is an arduous process requiring multiple contacts with various state and federal agencies. DOE's OSRP has made it possible for CSU to dispose of older unused sources in an economically viable way. Disposal of multiple sources all at once was not an option prior to the establishment of the SCATR program. While CSU was able to dispose of sealed sources when funds were available, the cost to the University would have been prohibitive for this type of mass removal and disposal of radiation sources initiated within this initiative. Where we estimate a cost of about $130 k to ship these sources otherwise, CSU's contribution of $21 k realized a significant savings in what would have been an impossible disposal cost. Removing unused radiation sources from CSU has realized a cost savings while removing a potential security threat. (authors)

Abraham, James P. [Colorado State University Radiation Control Office, Department of Environmental Health Services, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-6021 (United States); Brandl, Alexander [Colorado State University, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Fort Collins CO. 80523-1618 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Management Program for Radioactive Sealed Sources in EgyptIMPRSS  

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This presentation discusses the Integrated Management Program for Radioactive Realed Sources (IMPRSS) in Egypt.

Hasan, A.; El-Adham, K.

2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Analysis for the Disposal of the Neutron Products Incorporated Sealed Source Waste Stream at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada  

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The purpose of this special analysis (SA) is to determine if the Neutron Products Incorporated (NPI) Sealed Sources waste stream (DRTK000000056, Revision 0) is suitable for disposal by shallow land burial (SLB) at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS). The NPI Sealed Sources waste stream consists of 850 60Co sealed sources (Duratek [DRTK] 2013). The NPI Sealed Sources waste stream requires a special analysis (SA) because the waste stream 60Co activity concentration exceeds the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) Action Levels.

Shott, Gregory

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Security seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Security for a package or verifying seal in plastic material is provided by a print seal with unique thermally produced imprints in the plastic. If tampering is attempted, the material is irreparably damaged and thus detectable. The pattern of the imprints, similar to "fingerprints" are recorded as a positive identification for the seal, and corresponding recordings made to allow comparison. The integrity of the seal is proved by the comparison of imprint identification records made by laser beam projection.

Gobeli, Garth W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformable seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Sealing apparatus and method, comprising first and second surfaces or membranes, at least one of which surfaces is deformable, placed in proximity to one another. Urging means cause these surfaces to contact one another in a manner such that the deformable surface deforms to conform to the geometry of the other surface, thereby creating a seal. The seal is capable of undergoing multiple cycles of sealing and unsealing.

Neef, W.S.; Lambert, D.R.

1982-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Disused Radioactive Sources Secured in Georgia | National Nuclear...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

and Natural Resources Protection, and the United Kingdom's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This achievement is the culmination of a two-year project with...

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Characterization of a Sealed Americium-Beryllium (AmBe) Source by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry  

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Two Americium-Beryllium neutron sources were dismantled, sampled (sub-sampled) and analyzed via inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Characteristics such as age since purification, actinide content, trace metal content and inter and intra source composition were determined. The age since purification of the two sources was determined to be 25.0 and 25.4 years, respectively. The systematic errors in the age determination were 4 % 2s. The amount and isotopic composition of U and Pu varied substantially between the sub-samples of Source 2 (n=8). This may be due to the physical means of sub-sampling or the way the source was manufactured. Source 1 was much more consistent in terms of content and isotopic composition (n=3 sub-samples). The Be-Am ratio varied greatly between the two sources. Source 1 had an Am-Be ratio of 6.3 52 % (1s). Source 2 had an Am-Be ratio of 9.81 3.5 % (1s). In addition, the trace element content between the samples varied greatly. Significant differences were determined between Source 1 and 2 for Sc, Sr, Y, Zr, Mo, Ba and W.

James Sommers; Marcos Jimenez; Mary Adamic; Jeffrey Giglio; Kevin Carney

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regenerator seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for manufacturing a hot side regenerator cross arm seal assembly having a thermally stablilized wear coating with a substantially flat wear surface thereon to seal between low pressure and high pressure passages to and from the hot inboard side of a rotary regenerator matrix includes the steps of forming a flat cross arm substrate member of high nickel alloy steel; fixedly securing the side edges of the substrate member to a holding fixture with a concave surface thereacross to maintain the substrate member to a slightly bent configuration on the fixture surface between the opposite ends of the substrate member to produce prestress therein; applying coating layers on the substrate member including a wear coating of plasma sprayed nickel oxide/calcium flouride material to define a wear surface of slightly concave form across the restrained substrate member between the free ends thereon; and thereafter subjecting the substrate member and the coating thereon to a heat treatment of 1600.degree. F. for sixteen hours to produce heat stabilizing growth in the coating layers on the substrate member and to produce a thermally induced growth stress in the wear surface that substantially equalizes the prestress in the substrate whereby when the cross arm is removed from the fixture surface following the heat treatment step a wear face is formed on the cross arm assembly that will be substantially flat between the ends.

Davis, Leonard C. (Indianapolis, IN); Pacala, Theodore (Indianapolis, IN); Sippel, George R. (Indianapolis, IN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tips: Sealing Air Leaks | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sealing Air Leaks Sealing Air Leaks Tips: Sealing Air Leaks May 16, 2013 - 5:03pm Addthis Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy-- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weather strip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. Tips for Sealing Air Leaks Test your home for air tightness. On a windy day, carefully hold a lit incense stick or a smoke pen next to your windows, doors, electrical

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Tips: Sealing Air Leaks | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tips: Sealing Air Leaks Tips: Sealing Air Leaks Tips: Sealing Air Leaks May 16, 2013 - 5:03pm Addthis Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy-- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weather strip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. Tips for Sealing Air Leaks Test your home for air tightness. On a windy day, carefully hold a lit incense stick or a smoke pen next to your windows, doors, electrical

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Chapter Three - Rotary Seals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter discusses the range of rotary seals available that can be applied across a range of industries. The basic operation, key design features and the many potential variants of rotary-shaft lip seals are discussed, plus plastic seals that can be used to extend the performance envelope. Variants that may be used for exclusion of contaminant and alternative designs of elastomer and plastic seals, some of which can be used at high pressures in specialized applications, are covered. The basic design and operation of mechanical seals are discussed. The differences in seal designs covering the range from domestic goods and automotive through process plant to turbo machinery are covered. The key features of compression packing and modern material options are presented. A wide range of other seal types are also used in rotating machinery, particularly in high-speed turbo machinery. Current developments for a number of seal types, labyrinth, honeycomb, leaf seals, brush seals and viscoseals, are summarized.

Robert Flitney

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transfering it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary shaft sealing assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotary shaft sealing assembly in which a first fluid is partitioned from a second fluid in a housing assembly having a rotary shaft located at least partially within. In one embodiment a lip seal is lubricated and flushed with a pressure-generating seal ring preferably having an angled diverting feature. The pressure-generating seal ring and a hydrodynamic seal may be used to define a lubricant-filled region with each of the seals having hydrodynamic inlets facing the lubricant-filled region. Another aspect of the sealing assembly is having a seal to contain pressurized lubricant while withstanding high rotary speeds. Another rotary shaft sealing assembly embodiment includes a lubricant supply providing a lubricant at an elevated pressure to a region between a lip seal and a hydrodynamic seal with a flow control regulating the flow of lubricant past the lip seal. The hydrodynamic seal may include an energizer element having a modulus of elasticity greater than the modulus of elasticity of a sealing lip of the hydrodynamic seal.

Dietle, Lannie L; Schroeder, John E; Kalsi, Manmohan S; Alvarez, Patricio D

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Titanium sealing glasses and seals formed therefrom  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alkaline-earth lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions containing CaO, La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2} and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} in various combinations of mole-% are provided. These sealing-glass compositions are useful for forming hermetic glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys that have a high aqueous durability for component or device applications requiring exposure to moisture, water or body fluids. Particular applications of the titanium sealing-glass compositions include forming glass-to-metal seals for lithium batteries and implanted biomedical devices (e.g. batteries, pacemakers, defibrillators, pumps). 2 figs.

Brow, R.K.; McCollister, H.L.; Phifer, C.C.; Day, D.E.

1997-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Titanium sealing glasses and seals formed therefrom  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alkaline-earth lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions containing CaO, La.sub.2 O.sub.3, B.sub.2 O.sub.3, TiO.sub.2 and Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 in various combinations of mole-% are provided. These sealing-glass compositions are useful for forming hermetic glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys that have a high aqueous durability for component or device applications requiring exposure to moisture, water or body fluids. Particular applications of the titanium sealing-glass compositions include forming glass-to-metal seals for lithium batteries and implanted biomedical devices (e.g. batteries, pacemakers, defibrillators, pumps).

Brow, Richard K. (Albuquerque, NM); McCollister, Howard L. (Albuquerque, NM); Phifer, Carol C. (Albuquerque, NM); Day, Delbert E. (Rolla, MO)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

Advanced Duct Sealing Testing  

SciTech Connect

Duct leakage has been identified as a major source of energy loss in residential buildings. Most duct leakage occurs at the connections to registers, plenums or branches in the duct system. At each of these connections a method of sealing the duct system is required. Typical sealing methods include tapes or mastics applied around the joints in the system. Field examinations of duct systems have typically shown that these seals tend to fail over extended periods of time. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been testing sealant durability for several years. Typical duct tape (i.e. fabric backed tapes with natural rubber adhesives) was found to fail more rapidly than all other duct sealants. This report summarizes the results of duct sealant durability testing of five UL 181B-FX listed duct tapes (three cloth tapes, a foil tape and an Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) tape). One of the cloth tapes was specifically developed in collaboration with a tape manufacturer to perform better in our durability testing. The first test involved the aging of common ''core-to-collar joints'' of flexible duct to sheet metal collars, and sheet metal ''collar-to-plenum joints'' pressurized with 200 F (93 C) air. The second test consisted of baking duct tape specimens in a constant 212 F (100 C) oven following the UL 181B-FX ''Temperature Test'' requirements. Additional tests were also performed on only two tapes using sheet metal collar-to-plenum joints. Since an unsealed flexible duct joint can have a variable leakage depending on the positioning of the flexible duct core, the durability of the flexible duct joints could not be based on the 10% of unsealed leakage criteria. Nevertheless, the leakage of the sealed specimens prior to testing could be considered as a basis for a failure criteria. Visual inspection was also documented throughout the tests. The flexible duct core-to-collar joints were inspected monthly, while the sheet metal collar-to-plenum joints were inspected weekly. The baking test specimens were visually inspected weekly, and the durability was judged by the observed deterioration in terms of brittleness, cracking, flaking and blistering (the terminology used in the UL 181B-FX test procedure).

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal Seal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tohono O'odham Nation Tohono O'odham Nation Renewable Energy Development 2009 - 2013 Tribal Economic Development Bonds Meeting - September 1, 2009 5 or 6 Districts list Solar Energy in their Economic Development Plans Planning & Economic Development Department Plan of Action * Identify location of transmission lines * Locate Brownfield site near transmission lines * Determine interest of Districts and TOUA * Evaluate best source of renewable energy * Create strategic partnerships with related federal departments & agencies * Build relationships with potential power purchasers and developers ASARCO Mission Mine Tailings Site * 280 Acre allotment owned by the Nation * 150 +/- buildable on top of tailing * San Xavier Executive Office very supportive

37

Collapsable seal member  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hollow, collapsable seal member normally disposed in a natural expanded state offering fail-safe pressure sealing against a seating surface and adapted to be evacuated by a vacuum force for collapsing the seal member to disengage the same from said seating surface.

Sherrell, Dennis L. (Kennewick, WA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost, Durable Seal  

SciTech Connect

Seal durability is critical to achieving the 2010 DOE operational life goals for both stationary and transportation PEM fuel cell stacks. The seal material must be chemically and mechanically stable in an environment consisting of aggressive operating temperatures, humidified gases, and acidic membranes. The seal must also be producible at low cost. Currentlyused seal materials do not meet all these requirements. This project developed and demonstrated a high consistency hydrocarbon rubber seal material that was able to meet the DOE technical and cost targets. Significant emphasis was placed on characterization of the material and full scale molding demonstrations.

Roberts, George; Parsons, Jason; Friedman, Jake

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary kiln seal  

SciTech Connect

A rotary seal used to prevent the escape of contaminates from a rotating kiln incinerator. The rotating seal combines a rotating disc plate which is attached to the rotating kiln shell and four sets of non-rotating carbon seal bars housed in a primary and secondary housing and which rub on the sides of the disc. A seal air system is used to create a positive pressure in a chamber between the primary and secondary seals to create a positive air flow into the contaminated gas chamber. The seal air system also employs an air inlet located between the secondary and tertiary seals to further insure that no contaminates pass the seal and enter the external environment and to provide makeup air for the air which flows into the contaminated gas chamber. The pressure exerted by the seal bars on the rotating disc is controlled by means of a preload spring. The seal is capable of operating in a thermally changing environment where the both radial expansion and axial movement of the rotating kiln do not result in the failure of the seal.

Drexler, Robert L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Low Cost, Durable Seal  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Cost, Durable Seal Cost, Durable Seal George M. Roberts UTC Power Corporation February 14, 2007 This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information 1 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL Outline * Project Objective * Technical Approach * Timeline * Team Roles * Budget * Q&A 2 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL Project Objective Develop advanced, low cost, durable seal materials and sealing techniques amenable to high volume manufacture of PEM cell stacks. DOE Targets/Goals/Objectives Project Goal Durability Transportation: 5,000 hr Stationary: 40,000 hr Durability Improve mechanical and chemical stability to achieve 40,000 hr of useful operating life. Low Cost Low Cost A material cost equivalent to or less than the cost of silicones in common use. 3 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL

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41

Shaft seal system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A shaft seal system is disclosed for isolating two regions of different fluid mediums through which a rotatable shaft extends. The seal system includes a seal housing through which the shaft extends and which defines an annular land and an annular labyrinth both of which face on the shaft so that each establishes a corresponding fluid sealing annulus. A collection cavity is formed in communication with the annular sealing spaces, and fluids compatible with the fluids in each of the two regions to be isolated are introduced, respectively, into the annular sealing spaces and collected in the collection cavity from which the fluid mixture is removed and passed to a separator which separates the fluids and returns them to their respective annular sealing spaces in a recycling manner. In the illustrated embodiment, the isolated fluid mediums comprise a liquid region and a gas region. Gas is removed from the gas region and passed through a purifier and a gas pump operative to introduce the purified gas through the labyrinth sealing annulus to the collection cavity. After passing to the separator, the separated gas is passed through a dryer from which the dried gas is caused to pass through the labyrinth sealing annulus into the collection cavity independently of the purified gas so as to insure isolation of the gas region in the event of sealing gas pump malfunction.

Kapich, Davorin D. (Carlsbad, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Mechanically expandable annular seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanically expandable annular reusable seal assembly to form an annular hermetic barrier between two stationary, parallel, and planar containment surfaces is described. A rotatable ring, attached to the first surface, has ring wedges resembling the saw-tooth array of a hole saw. Matching seal wedges are slidably attached to the ring wedges and have their motion restricted to be perpendicular to the second surface. Each seal wedge has a face parallel to the second surface. An annular elastomer seal has a central annular region attached to the seal wedges' parallel faces and has its inner and outer circumferences attached to the first surface. A rotation of the ring extends the elastomer seal's central region perpendicularly towards the second surface to create the fluid tight barrier. A counter rotation removes the barrier. 6 figs.

Gilmore, R.F.

1983-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

43

Damped flexible seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A damped flexible seal assembly for a torpedo isolates the tailcone thereof rom vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly. A pair of outside flanges, each of which include an inwardly facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, provide a watertight seal against the outer non-rotating surface of the drive shaft assembly. An inside flange includes an outwardly-facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, and provides a watertight seal against the inner surface of the tail cone. Two cast-in-place elastomeric seals provide a watertight seal between the flanges and further provide a damping barrier between the outside flanges and the inside flanges for damping vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly before the energy can reach the tailcone through the seal assembly.

DuBois, Neil J. (Cranston, RI); Amaral, Antonio M. (Barrington, RI)

1992-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

44

Liquid zone seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly that provides a means for establishing multiple pressure zones within a system. The seal assembly combines a plate extending from the inner wall of a housing or inner enclosure that intersects with and is immersed in the fluid contained in a well formed in a tray contained within the enclosure. The fluid is a low vapor pressure oil, chemically inert and oxidation resistant. The use of a fluid as the sealing component provides a seal that is self-healing and mechanically robust not subject to normal mechanical wear, breakage, and formation of cracks or pinholes and decouples external mechanical vibrations from internal structural members.

Klebanoff, Leonard E. (Dublin, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost, Durable Seal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation, which focuses on low cost, durable seals, was given by George Roberts of UTC Power at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

46

Rotary shaft seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a novel rotary shaft seal assembly which provides positive-contact sealing when the shaft is not rotated and which operates with its sealing surfaces separated by a film of compressed ambient gas whose width is independent of the speed of shaft rotation. In a preferred embodiment, the assembly includes a disc affixed to the shaft for rotation therewith. Axially movable, non-rotatable plates respectively supported by sealing bellows are positioned on either side of the disc to be in sealing engagement therewith. Each plate carries piezoelectric transducer elements which are electrically energized at startup to produce films of compressed ambient gas between the confronting surfaces of the plates and the disc. Following shutdown of the shaft, the transducer elements are de-energized. A control circuit responds to incipient rubbing between the plate and either disc by altering the electrical input to the transducer elements to eliminate rubbing.

Langebrake, Clair O. (Waverly, OH)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Repository seals requirement study  

SciTech Connect

The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, managed by the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating Contractor (M and O) is conducting investigations to support the Viability Assessment and the License Application for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The sealing subsystem is part of the Yucca Mountain Waste Isolation System. The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is currently evaluating the role of the sealing subsystem (shaft, ramp and exploratory borehole seals) in achieving the overall performance objectives for the Waste Isolation System. This report documents the results of those evaluations. The objective of the study is to provide water or air flow performance based requirements for shafts, ramps, and exploratory boreholes located near the repository. Recommendations, as appropriate, are provided for developing plans, seals component testing, and other studies relating to sealing.

NONE

1997-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

48

Rotary shaft seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a novel rotary shaft seal assembly which provides positive-contact sealing when the shaft is not rotated and which operates with its sealing surfaces separated by a film of compressed ambient gas whose width is independent of the speed of shaft rotation. In a preferred embodiment, the assembly includes a disc affixed to the shaft for rotation therewith. Axially movable, non-rotatable plates respectively supported by sealing bellows are positioned on either side of the disc to be in sealing engagement therewith. Each plate carries piezoelectric transucer elements which are electrically energized at startup to produce films of compressed ambient gas between the confronting surfaces of the plates and the disc. Following shutdown of the shaft, the transducer elements are de-energized. A control circuit responds to incipient rubbing between the plate and either disc by altering the electrical input to the transducer elements to eliminate rubbing.

Langebrake, C.O.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computational Study on the Leakage of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide through Labyrinth Seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of turbomachinery equipment it is important to reduce internal leakage through seals. A computational study was performed to understand the leakage through seals subject to large pressure differential using Open source CFD software OpenFOAM. FIT (Fluid Property...

Pidaparti, Sandeep R

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

50

Choosing and Using Seals  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Appeared in Army Sustainment 44, 54-58 (2012) Appeared in Army Sustainment 44, 54-58 (2012) How to Choose and Use Seals Roger G. Jo rner, Ph.D. h a Vulnerabilit nston, Ph.D., CPP and Jon S. W y Assessment Team Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Ave, Building 206 Argonne, IL 60439-4840 630-252-6168, rogerj@anl.gov Introduction Tamper-indicating seals have been in use for well over 7,000 years.[1,2] Today, seals are widely used for a variety of applications including cargo security, nuclear safeguards, counter-

51

SEALING SIMULATED LEAKS  

SciTech Connect

This report details the testing equipment, procedures and results performed under Task 7.2 Sealing Simulated Leaks. In terms of our ability to seal leaks identified in the technical topical report, Analysis of Current Field Data, we were 100% successful. In regards to maintaining seal integrity after pigging operations we achieved varying degrees of success. Internal Corrosion defects proved to be the most resistant to the effects of pigging while External Corrosion proved to be the least resistant. Overall, with limitations, pressure activated sealant technology would be a viable option under the right circumstances.

Michael A. Romano

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Multilayer compressive seal for sealing in high temperature devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mica based compressive seal has been developed exhibiting superior thermal cycle stability when compared to other compressive seals known in the art. The seal is composed of compliant glass or metal interlayers and a sealing (gasket) member layer composed of mica that is infiltrated with a glass forming material, which effectively reduces leaks within the seal. The compressive seal shows approximately a 100-fold reduction in leak rates compared with previously developed hybrid seals after from 10 to about 40 thermal cycles under a compressive stress of from 50 psi to 100 psi at temperatures in the range from 600.degree. C. to about 850.degree. C.

Chou, Yeong-Shyung (Richland, WA); Stevenson, Jeffry W. (Richland, WA)

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

53

Flexible cloth seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly is described having a flexible cloth seal which includes a shim assemblage surrounded by a cloth assemblage. A first tubular end portion, such as a gas turbine combustor, includes a longitudinal axis and has smooth and spaced-apart first and second surface portions defining a notch there between which is wider at its top than at its bottom and which extends outward from the axis. The second surface portion is outside curved, and a first edge of the cloth seal is positioned in the bottom of the notch. A second tubular end portion, such as a first stage nozzle, is located near, spaced apart from, and coaxially aligned with, the first tubular end portion. The second tubular end portion has a smooth third surface portion which surrounds at least a portion of the first tubular end portion and which is contacted by the cloth seal. 7 figs.

Bagepalli, B.S.; Taura, J.C.; Aksit, M.F.; Demiroglu, M.; Predmore, D.R.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

54

Turbine seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly that limits gas leakage from a hot gas path to one or more disc cavities in a turbine engine. The seal assembly includes a seal apparatus that limits gas leakage from the hot gas path to a respective one of the disc cavities. The seal apparatus comprises a plurality of blade members rotatable with a blade structure. The blade members are associated with the blade structure and extend toward adjacent stationary components. Each blade member includes a leading edge and a trailing edge, the leading edge of each blade member being located circumferentially in front of the blade member's corresponding trailing edge in a direction of rotation of the turbine rotor. The blade members are arranged such that a space having a component in a circumferential direction is defined between adjacent circumferentially spaced blade members.

Little, David A.

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

55

Geopolymer Sealing Materials  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objectives: Develop and characterize field-applicable geopolymer temporary sealing materials in the laboratory and to transfer this developed material technology to geothermal drilling service companies as collaborators for field validation tests.

56

Rotatable seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An assembly is provided for rotatably supporting a rotor on a stator so that vacuum chambers in the rotor and stator remain in communication while the chambers are sealed from ambient air, which enables the use of a ball bearing or the like to support most of the weight of the rotor. The apparatus includes a seal device mounted on the rotor to rotate therewith, but shiftable in position on the rotor while being sealed to the rotor as by an O-ring. The seal device has a flat face that is biased towards a flat face on the stator, and pressurized air is pumped between the faces to prevent contact between them while spacing them a small distance apart to avoid the inflow of large amounts of air between the faces and into the vacuum chambers.

Logan, Clinton M. (Pleasanton, CA); Garibaldi, Jack L. (Livermore, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Applauding the performing seal  

SciTech Connect

Whether the culprit is a pump, valve, compressor, or flanged pipe connection, the end result is the same: process-fluid leakage damages the environment and is costly to operators, in terms of lost product, lost production due to downtime, and the replacement of damaged process equipment. Hard-to-handle fluids, such as abrasive slurries of coal and flyash, can damage the seals that contain them, allowing potentially harmful fluids to escape. Even more insidious is the often-invisible escape of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from equipment that handles liquid petroleum, petroleum by-products and chemicals. This paper reports that seal manufacturers are using their ingenuity to minimize the escape of liquid and gaseous emissions. One approach uses the power of magnetic attraction to create a seal along a rotating pump shaft by positioning magnetic fluids there. Ferrofluidics Corp. starts by creating a magnetic fluid - essentially a colloidal suspension of ultrafine magnetic salts dispersed in a carrier fluid - which is then used as a liquid O-ring seal in conjunction with a mechanical seal. The seal apparatus consists of a doughnut-shaped sandwich (centered around the pump shaft), with a permanent magnet as the middle layer, and a washer of magnetically permeable material on either side.

Not Available

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Seal system with integral detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There is disclosed a seal system for materials where security is of the essence, such as nuclear materials, which is tamper-indicating, which indicates changes in environmental conditions that evidence attempts to by-pass the seal, which is unique and cost effective, said seal system comprised of a seal where an optical signal is transmitted through a loop, with a detector to read said signal, and one or more additional detectors designed to detect environmental changes, these detectors being operatively associated with the seal so that detection of a break in the optical signal or detection of environmental changes will cause an observable change in the seal.

Fiarman, Sidney (Port Jefferson, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tags and seals for arms control verification  

SciTech Connect

Tags and seals have long been recognized as important tools in arms control. The trend in control of armaments is to limit militarily significant equipment that is capable of being verified through direct and cooperative means, chiefly on-site inspection or monitoring. Although this paper will focus on the CFE treaty, the role of tags and seals for other treaties will also be addressed. Published technology and concepts will be reviewed, based on open sources. Arms control verification tags are defined as unique identifiers designed to be tamper-revealing; in that respect, seals are similar, being used as indicators of unauthorized access. Tamper-revealing tags might be considered as single-point markers, seals as two-point couplings, and nets as volume containment. The functions of an arms control tag can be considered to be two-fold: to provide field verification of the identity of a treaty-limited item (TLI), and to have a means of authentication of the tag and its tamper-revealing features. Authentication could take place in the field or be completed elsewhere. For CFE, the goal of tags and seals can be to reduce the overall cost of the entire verification system.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealing coupling. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a remotely operable releasable sealing coupling which provides fluid-tight joinder of upper and a lower conduit sections. Each conduit section has a concave conical sealing surface adjacent its end portion. A tubular sleeve having convex spherical ends is inserted between the conduit ends to form line contact with the concave conical end portions. An inwardly projecting lip located at one end of the sleeve cooperates with a retaining collar formed on the upper pipe end to provide swivel capture for the sleeve. The upper conduit section also includes a tapered lower end portion which engages the inside surface of the sleeve to limit misalignment of the connected conduit sections.

Pardini, J.A.; Brubaker, R.C.; Rusnak, J.J.

1982-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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61

AIR SEALING Seal air leaks and save energy!  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AIR SEALING Seal air leaks and save energy! W H A T I S A I R L E A K A G E ? Ventilation is fresh at stopping air leakage. It is critical to seal all holes and seams between these sheet goods with durable air that enters a house in a controlled manner to exhaust excess moisture and reduce odors

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

62

GlassMelt&Sealing  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Glass Melting and Sealing Glass Melting and Sealing Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center performs process development of glass and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals. Small batches of specialty glass can be melted from reagent grade oxide powders. Glass and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals are made in microprocessor controlled inert atmospheres and are checked for her- meticity after sealing. Sandia's extensive properties database of low melting solder glasses is used to aid in material and processing decisions when making glass-to-glass, ceramic-to-ceramic, and glass-to-ceramic seals. These seals are typically done in air at much lower tem- peratures than glass and glass-to-ceramic seals. Capabilities * Interface with designers and vendors to assure that the most appropriate materi-

63

Static seal for turbine engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal structure for a gas turbine engine, the seal structure including first and second components located adjacent to each other and forming a barrier between high and low pressure zones. A seal cavity is defined in the first and second components, the seal cavity extending to either side of an elongated gap extending generally in a first direction between the first and second components. A seal member is positioned within the seal cavity and spans across the elongated gap. The seal member includes first and second side edges extending into each of the components in a second direction transverse to the first direction, and opposing longitudinal edges extending between the side edges generally parallel to the first direction. The side edges include a groove formed therein for effecting a reduction of gas flow around the seal member at the side edges.

Salazar, Santiago; Gisch, Andrew

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department Seal and Flag  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This directive sets forth the policy governing the use of the official seal and distinguishing flag of the Department of Energy (DOE) as described in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1002. Cancels DOE O 10002.A dated 1-8-90.

1992-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

65

Regenerator cross arm seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly for disposition between a cross arm on a gas turbine engine block and a regenerator disc, the seal assembly including a platform coextensive with the cross arm, a seal and wear layer sealingly and slidingly engaging the regenerator disc, a porous and compliant support layer between the platform and the seal and wear layer porous enough to permit flow of cooling air therethrough and compliant to accommodate relative thermal growth and distortion, a dike between the seal and wear layer and the platform for preventing cross flow through the support layer between engine exhaust and pressurized air passages, and air diversion passages for directing unregenerated pressurized air through the support layer to cool the seal and wear layer and then back into the flow of regenerated pressurized air.

Jackman, Anthony V. (Indianapolis, IN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Bellows sealed plug valve  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A bellows sealed plug valve includes a valve body having an inlet passage and an outlet passage, a valve chamber between the inlet and outlet passages. A valve plug has substantially the same shape as the valve chamber and is rotatably disposed therein. A shaft is movable linearly in response to a signal from a valve actuator. A bellows is sealingly disposed between the valve chamber and the valve actuator and means are located between the bellows and the valve plug for converting linear movement of the shaft connected to the valve actuator to rotational movement of the plug. Various means are disclosed including helical thread mechanism, clevis mechanism and rack and pinion mechanism, all for converting linear motion to rotational motion.

Dukas, Jr., Stephen J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Flameless tube sealing apparatus  

SciTech Connect

A flameless sealer for glass and polymeric tubes uses a circular filament as a heating element and can be used for sealing relatively large diameter tubes while they are within a glovebox or other protected enclosure. The electrically conductive rods extending from a non-conductive base which defines an aperture for mounting the apparatus to a lattice rod of a glove box. A remotely located power supply provides electrical power to the filament. 2 figs.

McFarlan, J.T.; Zwick, B.D.; Avens, L.R.

1991-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

68

Metal to ceramic sealed joint  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A metal to ceramic sealed joint which can withstand wide variations in temperature and maintain a good seal is provided for use in a device adapted to withstand thermal cycling from about 20 to about 1000 degrees C. The sealed joint includes a metal member, a ceramic member having an end portion, and an active metal braze forming a joint to seal the metal member to the ceramic member. The joint is positioned remote from the end portion of the ceramic member to avoid stresses at the ends or edges of the ceramic member. The sealed joint is particularly suited for use to form sealed metal to ceramic joints in a thermoelectric generator such as a sodium heat engine where a solid ceramic electrolyte is joined to metal parts in the system.

Lasecki, John V. (Livonia, MI); Novak, Robert F. (Farmington Hills, MI); McBride, James R. (Ypsilanti, MI)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal to ceramic sealed joint  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A metal to ceramic sealed joint which can withstand wide variations in temperature and maintain a good seal is provided for use in a device adapted to withstand thermal cycling from about 20 to about 1000 degrees C. The sealed joint includes a metal member, a ceramic member having an end portion, and an active metal braze forming a joint to seal the metal member to the ceramic member. The joint is positioned remote from the end portion of the ceramic member to avoid stresses at the ends or edges of the ceramic member. The sealed joint is particularly suited for use to form sealed metal to ceramic joints in a thermoelectric generator such as a sodium heat engine where a solid ceramic electrolyte is joined to metal parts in the system. 11 figures.

Lasecki, J.V.; Novak, R.F.; McBride, J.R.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

70

Rim seal for turbine wheel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A turbine wheel assembly includes a disk having a plurality of blades therearound. A ceramic ring is mounted to the housing of the turbine wheel assembly. A labyrinth rim seal mounted on the disk cooperates with the ceramic ring to seal the hot gases acting on the blades from the disk. The ceramic ring permits a tighter clearance between the labyrinth rim seal and the ceramic ring.

Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA); Boyd, Gary L. (Alpine, CA); Norton, Paul F. (San Diego, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compliant high temperature seals for dissimilar materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high temperature, gas-tight seal is formed by utilizing one or more compliant metallic toroidal ring sealing elements, where the applied pressure serves to activate the seal, thus improving the quality of the seal. The compliant nature of the sealing element compensates for differences in thermal expansion between the materials to be sealed, and is particularly useful in sealing a metallic member and a ceramic tube art elevated temperatures. The performance of the seal may be improved by coating the sealing element with a soft or flowable coating such as silver or gold and/or by backing the sealing element with a bed of fine powder. The material of the sealing element is chosen such that the element responds to stress elastically, even at elevated temperatures, permitting the seal to operate through multiple thermal cycles.

Rynders, Steven Walton (Fogelsville, PA); Minford, Eric (Laurys Station, PA); Tressler, Richard Ernest (Boalsburg, PA); Taylor, Dale M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Refractory Glass Seals for SOFC  

SciTech Connect

One of the critical challenges facing planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology is the need for reliable sealing technology. Seals must exhibit long-term stability and mechanical integrity in the high temperature SOFC environment during normal and transient operation. Several different approaches for sealing SOFC stacks are under development, including glass or glass-ceramic seals, metallic brazes, and compressive seals. Among glass seals, rigid glass-ceramics, self-healing glass, and composite glass approaches have been investigated under the SECA Core Technology Program. The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed the refractory glass approach in light of the fact that higher sealing temperatures (e.g., 930-1000 degrees C) may enhance the ultimate in-service bulk strength and electrical conductivity of contact materials, as well as the bonding strength between contact materials and adjacent SOFC components, such as interconnect coatings and electrodes. This report summarizes the thermal, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties of the refractory sealing glass.

Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Definitions, Seals - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear Engineering  

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Definitions Definitions VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms Argonne's VAT (brochure)

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Tags and seals to strengthen arms control verification  

SciTech Connect

Tags and seals have long been recognized as important tools in arms control. The trend in control of armaments is to limit militarily significant equipment that is capable of being verified through direct and cooperative means, chiefly on-site inspection or monitoring. Although this paper will focus on the CFE treaty, the role of tags and seals for other treaties will also be addressed. Published technology and concepts will be reviewed, based on open sources. Arms control verification tags are defined as unique identifiers designed to be tamper-revealing; in that respect, seals are similar, being used as indicators of unauthorized access. Tamper-revealing tags are intended as single-point markers, seals for two-point couplings, and nets for volume containment. Seals usually bind two separate components, such as a hatch or flange that provides access to a secure compartment or a valve that controls fluid flow. A tamper-revealing net might be comprised of a coupled fiberoptic bundle wrapped around an object. Sometimes the term ``seal`` is used to denote the tamper-revealing feature of a tag that is attached to a surface, but in this paper the tamper-indicating connection is considered to be part of the tag concept itself.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

75

Seal device for ferromagnetic containers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temporary seal or patch assembly prevents the escape of contents, e.g., fluids and the like, from within a container having a breach there through until the contents can be removed and/or a repair effected. A frame that supports a sealing bladder can be positioned over the breach and the frame is then attached to the container surface, which must be of a ferromagnet material, by using switchable permanent magnets. The permanent magnets are designed to have a first condition that is not attracted to the ferromagnetic surface and a second conditions whereby the magnets are attracted to the surface with sufficient force to support the seal assembly on the surface. Latching devices may be attached to the frame and engage the container surface with hardened pins to prevent the lateral movement of the seal assembly along the container surface from external forces such as fluid drag or gravity. 10 figs.

Meyer, R.E.; Jason, A.J.

1994-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

76

Seal device for ferromagnetic containers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temporary seal or patch assembly prevents the escape of contents, e.g., fluids and the like, from within a container having a breach therethrough until the contents can be removed and/or a repair effected. A frame that supports a sealing bladder can be positioned over the breach and the frame is then attached to the container surface, which must be of a ferromagnet material, by using switchable permanent magnets. The permanent magnets are designed to have a first condition that is not attracted to the ferromagnetic surface and a second conditions whereby the magnets are attracted to the surface with sufficient force to support the seal assembly on the surface. Latching devices may be attached to the frame and engage the container surface with hardened pins to prevent the lateral movement of the seal assembly along the container surface from external forces such as fluid drag or gravity.

Meyer, Ross E. (Los Alamos, NM); Jason, Andrew J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Fenner acquires PTFE seal manufacturer  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Fenner Plc has announced the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets and liabilities of EGC, a Houston-based manufacturer of fluoroplastic seals and other related fluoroplastic precision components.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Temporary Sealing of Fractures | Open Energy Information  

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Temporary Sealing of Fractures Temporary Sealing of Fractures Jump to: navigation, search Contents 1 Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures 2 Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026

79

Radioactive material package seal tests  

SciTech Connect

General design or test performance requirements for radioactive materials (RAM) packages are specified in Title 10 of the US Code of Federal Regulations Part 71 (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1983). The requirements for Type B packages provide a broad range of environments under which the system must contain the RAM without posing a threat to health or property. Seals that provide the containment system interface between the packaging body and the closure must function in both high- and low-temperature environments under dynamic and static conditions. A seal technology program, jointly funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) and the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), was initiated at Sandia National Laboratories. Experiments were performed in this program to characterize the behavior of several static seal materials at low temperatures. Helium leak tests on face seals were used to compare the materials. Materials tested include butyl, neoprene, ethylene propylene, fluorosilicone, silicone, Eypel, Kalrez, Teflon, fluorocarbon, and Teflon/silicone composites. Because most elastomer O-ring applications are for hydraulic systems, manufacturer low-temperature ratings are based on methods that simulate this use. The seal materials tested in this program with a fixture similar to a RAM cask closure, with the exception of silicone S613-60, are not leak tight (1.0 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} std cm{sup 3}/s) at manufacturer low-temperature ratings. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Madsen, M.M.; Humphreys, D.L.; Edwards, K.R.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonproliferation - Tell-tale seals | ornl.gov  

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SHARE SHARE Nonproliferation - Tell-tale seals Using an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology, inspectors of containers of nuclear material will be able to know with unprecedented confidence whether an intruder has tampered with a seal. The system uses a light source of entangled photons to verify the continuity of a fiber-based seal, according to Travis Humble, who led the development team. Entanglement is a feature of quantum physics that describes how two spatially disparate systems exhibit strong correlations in otherwise independent behaviors. The work, sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, is vital to ensure compliance with nonproliferation treaties because inspectors must confirm the uninterrupted containment and surveillance of any nuclear material.

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81

Laser sealed vacuum insulating window  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laser sealed evacuated window panel is comprised of two glass panes held spaced apart in relation to each other by a plurality of spherical glass beads and glass welded around the edges to provide an evacuated space between the glass panes that is completely glass sealed from the exterior. The glass welded edge seal is obtained by welding the edges of the glass panes together with a laser beam while the glass panes and bead spacers are positioned in a vacuum furnace and heated to the annealing point of the glass to avoid stress fracture in the area of the glass weld. The laser welding in the furnace can be directed around the perimeter of the galss panel by a combination of rotating the glass panel and linearly translating or aiming the laser with a relay mirror.

Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.

1985-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

82

Laser sealed vacuum insulation window  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laser sealed evacuated window panel is comprised of two glass panes held spaced apart in relation to each other by a plurality of spherical glass beads and glass welded around the edges to provide an evacuated space between the glass panes that is completely glass sealed from the exterior. The glass welded edge seal is obtained by welding the edges of the glass panes together with a laser beam while the glass panes and bead spacers are positioned in a vacuum furnace and heated to the annealing point of the glass to avoid stress fracture in the area of the glass weld. The laser welding in the furnace can be directed around the perimeter of the glass panel by a combination of rotating the glass panel and linearly translating or aiming the laser with a relay mirror.

Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Tracy, C. Edwin (Golden, CO)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Dual rotating shaft seal apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The report is directed to apparatus suitable for transferring torque and rotary motion through a wall in a manner which is essentially gas impermeable. The apparatus can be used for pressurizing, agitating, and mixing fluids and features two ferrofluidic, i.e., ferrometic seals. Each seal is disposed on one of two supported shafts and each shaft is operably connected at one end to a gear mechanism and at its other end to an adjustable coupling means which is to be connected to a rotatable shaft extending through a wall through which torque and rotary motion are to be transferred.

Griggs, J.E.; Newman, H.J.

1983-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

84

Experimental evaluation of pocket damper seals with brush seal elements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

characteristics include leakage, starting torque and dynamic coefficients. The worn BHS leaks half as much as a PDS at all test pressures. The starting torque of a brush seal increases strongly with pressure, however, the power dissipated at 6,000 R.P.M. never...

Buchanan, Steven Eugene

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Radiological Source Registry and Tracking  

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Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Home HSS Logo Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Department of Energy (DOE) Notice N 234.1 Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources has been superseded by DOE Order O 231.1B Environment, Safety and Health Reporting. O 231.1B identifies the requirements for centralized inventory and transaction reporting for radioactive sealed sources. Each DOE site/facility operator that owns, possesses, uses or maintains in custody those accountable radioactive sealed sources identified in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulation Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (10 CFR 835), Appendix E, and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Categories 1 and 2 radioactive sealed sources identified in Attachment 5, Appendix A of O 321.1B, will submit information to the DOE Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) System.

86

Manifold seal for fuel cell stack assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An assembly for sealing a manifold to a stack of fuel cells includes a first resilient member for providing a first sealing barrier between the manifold and the stack. A second resilient member provides a second sealing barrier between the manifold and the stack. The first and second resilient members are retained in such a manner as to define an area therebetween adapted for retaining a sealing composition.

Schmitten, Phillip F. (N. Huntingdon, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Sealing ducts to save energy  

SciTech Connect

Large amounts of energy are wasted when heat leaks through ductwork located in uninsulated spaces. The Electric Power Research INstitute recently did a study that accurately measured these losses, then substantially reduced them by sealing the leaky ductwork. Six homes in the Pacific Northwest with significant duct leakage to the outside were selected for the study. The homes had electric resistance or heat pump, forced-air heating systems with a major portion of the supply and return ductwork in crawl spaces, attics, garages, etc. Measurements of duct leakage and heating system efficiency were done on all the homes before starting the duct sealing. Retrofitting included finding holes, gaps, cracks and disconnected joints in supply and return ducts as well as in plenums. When necessary, plenums were cut open for repairs. Leaks were sealed with Latex mastic and fiberglass tape. Outside ducts were covered or wrapped with insulation. Unducted returns were sealed with duct board. In some cases, leakage was corrected by merely reconnecting ducts and boots.

Siuru, B.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Piston rod seal for a Stirling engine  

SciTech Connect

In a piston rod seal for a Stirling engine, a hydrostatic bearing and differential pressure regulating valve are utilized to provide for a low pressure differential across a rubbing seal between the hydrogen and oil so as to reduce wear on the seal.

Shapiro, Wilbur (Schenectady, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Piston rod seal for a Stirling engine  

SciTech Connect

In a piston rod seal for a Stirling engine, a hydrostatic bearing and differential pressure regulating valve are utilized to provide for a low pressure differential across a rubbing seal between the hydrogen and oil so as to reduce wear on the seal. 3 figs.

Shapiro, W.

1984-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

90

Rotary seal with improved film distribution  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a generally circular rotary seal that establishes sealing between relatively rotatable machine components for lubricant retention and environmental exclusion, and incorporates seal geometry that interacts with the lubricant during relative rotation to distribute a lubricant film within the dynamic sealing interface. The features of a variable inlet size, a variable dynamic lip flank slope, and a reduction in the magnitude and circumferentially oriented portion of the lubricant side interfacial contact pressure zone at the narrowest part of the lip, individually or in combination thereof, serve to maximize interfacial lubrication in severe operating conditions, and also serve to minimize lubricant shear area, seal torque, seal volume, and wear, while ensuring retrofitability into the seal grooves of existing equipment.

Dietle, Lannie Laroy; Schroeder, John Erick

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

91

About Seals - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear Engineering Division  

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Seals Seals VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms Argonne's VAT (brochure)

92

Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN); McConnell, Benjamin W. (Knoxville, TN); Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit. 6 figs.

DeVault, R.C.; McConnell, B.W.; Phillips, B.A.

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

94

Seal for fluid forming tools  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electro-hydraulic forming tool for forming a sheet metal blank in a one-sided die has first and second rigid rings that engage opposite sides of a sheet metal blank. The rigid rings are contained within slots on a die portion and a hydraulic force applicator portion of the forming tool. The seals are either resiliently biased by an elastomeric member or inherently resiliently biased into contact with the blank.

Golovashchenko, Sergey Fedorovich (Beverly Hills, MI); Bonnen, John Joseph Francis (Milford, MI)

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

95

Findings in seal coat design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Africa (NITRR) and its members Dr. Claude P. Marais, Dr. Alex T. Visser and Dr. C. J. Semmelink for furnishing the relevant data and figures presented in this report. Finally this thesis and accomplishments are dedicated to my project Principal... Volume. 1. Embedment 2. Wear and Degradation. 3. Skid Resistance. 35 40 41 43 44 V SOUTH AFRICANS' RATIONAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF SEAL COATS AND SURFACE TREATMENT. . 50 A. Background. B. Marais' Rational Approach. 1. Aggregate Spread Rate...

Gonzalez Palmer, Miguel Angel

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

97

An Internal Coaxil Cable Seal System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a seal system for a coaxial cable more specifically an internal seal system placed within the coaxial cable and its constituent components. A series of seal stacks including flexible rigid rings and elastomeric rings are placed on load bearing members within the coaxial cable. The current invention is adapted to seal the annular space between the coaxial cable and an electrical contact passing there through. The coaxial cable is disposed within drilling components to transmit electrical signals between drilling components within a drill string. During oil and gas exploration, a drill string can see a range of pressures and temperatures thus resulting in multiple combinations of temperature and pressure and increasing the difficulty of creating a robust seal for all combinations. The seal system can be used in a plurality of downhole components, such as sections of pipe in a drill string, drill collars, heavy weight drill pipe, and jars.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, Jr., H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David (Lehi, UT); Dahlgren, Scott (Provo, UT); Sneddon, Cameron (Provo, UT); Briscoe, Michael (Lehi, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2004-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

98

Analytical and experimental investigations of a labyrinth seal test rig and damper seals for turbomachinery  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The test rig is also used during the development of a unique damper seal device. The experimental data used to determine the direct damping coefficient of the damper seal device are presented. Results of vibration and pressure measurements that demonstrate...

Shultz, Richard Raymond

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals - Vulnerability Assessment Team  

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Common Myths about Tamper Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms

100

Reusable tamper-indicating security seal  

SciTech Connect

A reusable tamper-indicating mechanical security seal for use in safeguarding nuclear material has been developed. The high-security seal displays an unpredictable, randomly selected, five-digit code each time it is used. This five digit code serves the same purpose that the serial number does for conventional non-reusable seals - a unique identifier for each use or application. The newly developed reusable seal is completely enclosed within a seamless, tamper-indicating, plastic jacket. The jacket is designed to reveal any attempts to penetrate, section or to chemically remove and replace with a counterfeit for surreptitious purposes.

Ryan, M.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies acquires AIP  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In the USA, Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies (FAST Group-Houston) has acquired American Industrial Plastics Inc (AIP), based in Daytona, Florida.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Ceramic blade with tip seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present gas turbine engine includes a disc assembly defining a disc having a plurality of blades attached thereto. The disc has a preestablished rate of thermal expansion and the plurality of blades have a preestablished rate of thermal expansion being less than the preestablished rate of thermal expansion of the disc. A shroud assembly is attached to the gas turbine engine and is spaced from the plurality of blades a preestablished distance forming an interface there between. Positioned in the interface is a seal having a preestablished rate of thermal expansion being generally equal to the rate of thermal expansion of the plurality of blades. 4 figs.

Glezer, B.; Bhardwaj, N.K.; Jones, R.B.

1997-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

103

Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Department of Energy (DOE) Notice N 234.1 Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources has been superseded by DOE Order O 231.1B Environment, Safety and Health Reporting. O 231.1B identifies the requirements for centralized inventory and transaction reporting for radioactive sealed sources.

104

High thermal expansion, sealing glass  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A glass composition is described for hermetically sealing to high thermal expansion materials such as aluminum alloys, stainless steels, copper, and copper/beryllium alloys, which includes between about 10 and about 25 mole percent Na[sub 2]O, between about 10 and about 25 mole percent K[sub 2]O, between about 5 and about 15 mole percent Al[sub 2]O[sub 3], between about 35 and about 50 mole percent P[sub 2]O[sub 5] and between about 5 and about 15 mole percent of one of PbO, BaO, and mixtures thereof. The composition, which may also include between 0 and about 5 mole percent Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3] and between 0 and about 10 mole percent B[sub 2]O[sub 3], has a thermal expansion coefficient in a range of between about 160 and 210[times]10[sup [minus]7]/C and a dissolution rate in a range of between about 2[times]10[sup [minus]7] and 2[times]10[sup [minus]9]g/cm[sup 2]-min. This composition is suitable to hermetically seal to metallic electrical components which will be subjected to humid environments over an extended period of time.

Brow, R.K.; Kovacic, L.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

105

Ducts Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant, Raleigh, North Carolina...  

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

sealed by hand with mastic. Air handlers were sealed with foil tape or mastic. Duct boots were sealed to floors and ceilings with foil tape or mastic. Lessons Learned *...

106

Cask systems development program seal technology  

SciTech Connect

General design or test performance requirements for radioactive materials (RAM) packages are specified in Title 10 of the US Code of Federal Regulations Part 71 (10 CFR 71). Seals that provide the containment system interface between the packaging body and the closure must function in both high- and low-temperature environments under dynamic and static conditions. Experiments were performed to characterize the performance of several seal materials at low temperatures. Helium leak tests on face seals were used to compare the materials. Materials tested include butyl, neoprene, ethylene propylene, fuorosilicone, silicone, Eypel, Kalrez, Teflon, fluorocarbon, and Teflon/silicone composites. Results show that the seal materials tested, with the exception of silicone S613-60, are not leak tight at manufacturer low-temperature ratings. This paper documents the initial series of experiments developed to characterize the performance of several static seals under conditions representative of RAM transport container environments. Helium leak rates of face seals were measured at low and ambient temperatures to compare seal materials. As scaling laws have not been developed for seals, the leakage rates measured in this program are intended to be used in a qualitative rather than quantitative manner. 5 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

Madsen, M.M.; Edwards, K.R.; Humphreys, D.L.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Sealing glasses for titanium and titanium alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Glass compositions containing CaO, Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/, B/sub 2/O/sub 3/, SrO and BaO of various combinations of mole % are provided. These compositions are capable of forming stable glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys, for use in components such as seals for battery headers.

Brow, R.K.; Watkins, R.D.

1988-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

108

Sealing glasses for titanium and titanium alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Glass compositions containing CaO, Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, B.sub.2 O.sub.3, SrO and BaO of various combinations of mole % are provided. These compositions are capable of forming stable glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys, for use in components such as seals for battery headers.

Brow, Richard K. (Albuquerque, NM); Watkins, Randall D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Rotordynamic force coefficients of pocket damper seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The present work describes experiments conducted on several pocket damper seal (PDS) designs using a high pressure annular gas seal test rig. Both rotating and non-rotating tests were conducted for a 12, 8, and 6 bladed PDS. The objective...

Ertas, Bugra Han

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUILDING ENVELOPE SEALING  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUILDING ENVELOPE SEALING CEC- CF-4R-ENV-20 (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING CF-4R-ENV-20 Building Envelope Sealing.819 x (CFM50H / Conditioned Floor Area in ft2 ) per Residential ACM Manual Equation R3-16 Building

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Remote Opening and Sealing of Metal Tubes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

``One?shot'' methods of opening and sealing metal tubes are described. These methods were developed for taking high altitude atmospheric samples in metal bottles carried aloft by rockets and are performed by pyrotechnic means. The sealing is done by cold welding.

L. T. Loh; H. W. Neill; M. H. Nichols; E. A. Wenzel

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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Sealing Your Home Sealing Your Home Sealing Your Home Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. In addition to air sealing, you'll also want to consider adding additional insulation and moisture control and ventilation strategies to ensure your home is comfortable and efficient. Featured Detecting Air Leaks For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy assessment, particularly a blower door test.

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Aerosol-Based Duct Sealing Technology  

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8 8 Aerosol-Based Duct Sealing Technology During the past five years, research has quantified the impacts of residential duct system leakage on HVAC energy consumption and peak electricity demand. A typical house with ducts located in the attic or crawlspace wastes approximately 20% of heating and cooling energy through duct leaks and draws approximately 0.5 KW more electricity during peak cooling periods. A 1991 study indicated that sealing leaks could save close to one Quadrillion Btus per year. (see also Commercializing a New Technology) Because the major cost of sealing leaks in existing air distribution systems is the labor for the location and sealing process, reducing the labor could greatly improve the cost-effectiveness of such a retrofit. Field studies of duct sealing programs performed by HVAC contractors show

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Low thermal expansion seal ring support  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Today, the trend is to increase the temperature of operation of gas turbine engines. To cool the components with compressor discharge air, robs air which could otherwise be used for combustion and creates a less efficient gas turbine engine. The present low thermal expansion sealing ring support system reduces the quantity of cooling air required while maintaining life and longevity of the components. Additionally, the low thermal expansion sealing ring reduces the clearance "C","C'" demanded between the interface between the sealing surface and the tip of the plurality of turbine blades. The sealing ring is supported by a plurality of support members in a manner in which the sealing ring and the plurality of support members independently expand and contract relative to each other and to other gas turbine engine components.

Dewis, David W. (San Diego, CA); Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Seals - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear Engineering Division  

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More Information More Information VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms Argonne's VAT (brochure)

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Findings and Lessons, Seals - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear  

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Findings and Lessons Learned Findings and Lessons Learned VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms

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Lightweight Sealed Steel Fuel Tanks for Advanced Hybrid Electric...  

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Sealed Steel Fuel Tanks for Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicles Lightweight Sealed Steel Fuel Tanks for Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicles 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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Sealing glasses for titanium and titanium alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Barium lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions are provided comprising various combinations (in terms of mole-%) of boron oxide (B.sub.2 O.sub.3), barium oxide (BaO), lanthanum oxide (La.sub.2 O.sub.3), and at least one other oxide selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide (Al.sub.2 O.sub.3), calcium oxide (CaO), lithium oxide (Li.sub.2 O), sodium oxide (Na.sub.2 O), silicon dioxide (SiO.sub.2), or titanium dioxide (TiO.sub.2). These sealing-glass compositions are useful for forming hermetic glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys having an improved aqueous durability and favorable sealing characteristics. Examples of the sealing-glass compositions are provided having coefficients of thermal expansion about that of titanium or titanium alloys, and with sealing temperatures less than about 900.degree. C., and generally about 700.degree.-800.degree. C. The barium lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions are useful for components and devices requiring prolonged exposure to moisture or water, and for implanted biomedical devices (e.g. batteries, pacemakers, defibrillators, pumps).

Brow, Richard K. (Albuquerque, NM); McCollister, Howard L. (Albuquerque, NM); Phifer, Carol C. (Albuquerque, NM); Day, Delbert E. (Rolla, MO)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Sealing glasses for titanium and titanium alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Barium lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions are provided comprising various combinations (in terms of mole-%) of boron oxide (B{sub 2}O{sub 3}), barium oxide (BaO), lanthanum oxide (La{sub 2}O{sub 3}), and at least one other oxide selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), calcium oxide (CaO), lithium oxide (Li{sub 2}O), sodium oxide (Na{sub 2}O), silicon dioxide (SiO{sub 2}), or titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}). These sealing-glass compositions are useful for forming hermetic glass-to-metal seals with titanium and titanium alloys having an improved aqueous durability and favorable sealing characteristics. Examples of the sealing-glass compositions are provided having coefficients of thermal expansion about that of titanium or titanium alloys, and with sealing temperatures less than about 900 C, and generally about 700--800 C. The barium lanthanoborate sealing-glass compositions are useful for components and devices requiring prolonged exposure to moisture or water, and for implanted biomedical devices (e.g. batteries, pacemakers, defibrillators, pumps). 1 fig.

Brow, R.K.; McCollister, H.L.; Phifer, C.C.; Day, D.E.

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Case Study of Envelope Sealing in Existing Multiunit Structures  

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Envelope air sealing was included in the retrofit of a 244 unit low-rise multifamily housing complex in Durham, N.C. Pre- and post-retrofit enclosure leakage tests were conducted on 51 units and detailed diagnostics were performed on 16. On average, total leakage was reduced by nearly half, from 19.7 ACH50 to 9.4 ACH50. Costs for air sealing were $0.31 per square foot of conditioned floor area, lower than estimates found in the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database (NREMD) and other sources, perhaps due in part to the large-scale production nature of the project. Modeling with BEopt software -- using an estimate of 85% of the envelope air leakage going to the outside (based on guarded tests performed at the site) -- calculated a space conditioning energy cost savings of 15% to 21% due to the air sealing retrofit. Important air leakage locations identified included plumbing and electrical penetrations, dropped ceilings/soffits, windows, ducts and wall-to-floor intersections. Previous repair activity had created significant leakage locations as well. Specifications and a pictorial guide were developed for contractors performing the work.

Dentz, J.; Conlin, F.; Podorson, D.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harbor seals respond with aversion to 69?kHz pings: Implications for weighting procedures for marine mammal noise metrics.  

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Author Shane tracked cultured white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) instrumented with 69?kHz ultrasonic coded transmitters (UCTs) in the vicinity of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) later finding the bones of fish associated with UCTs. This led the authors to suspect that seals had targeted and eaten instrumented fish. To determine whether seals could detect pings four harbor seals and a ringed seal at SeaWorld San Diego were exposed to pings from two 69?kHz and one 83?kHz UCTs and their spontaneous responses observed. The seals were not expected to respond strongly because most of the energy in the pings was close to the upper limit of hearing but three of the four harbor seals reacted with aversion to the 69?kHz pinger with the highest source level (147 dB re 1 ?Pa) swimming into a refuge pool or jumping out of the water. The received level at the closest point of approach was estimated at 20 dB above sensation level or less. The results suggest that seals may be especially responsive to high?frequency tonal signals and that broadband weighting functions may not consistently yield efficient exposure metrics. [Funded by NOAA; in?kind support from SeaWorld San Diego.

Ann E. Bowles; Stephanie K. Graves; Michael Shane; Samuel L. Denes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Your Home Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

123

Rotatable seal assembly. [Patent application; rotating targets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An assembly is provided for rotatably supporting a rotor on a stator so that vacuum chambers in the rotor and stator remain in communication while the chambers are sealed from ambient air, which enables the use of a ball bearing or the like to support most of the weight of the rotor. The apparatus includes a seal device mounted on the rotor to rotate therewith, but shiftable in position on the rotor while being sealed to the rotor as by an O-ring. The seal device has a flat face that is biased towards a flat face on the stator, and pressurized air is pumped between the faces to prevent contact between them while spacing them a small distance apart to avoid the inflow of large amounts of air between the faces and into the vacuum chambers.

Logan, C.M.; Garibaldi, J.L.

1980-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

124

2011 Fur Seal Subsistence Harvest Report The Subsistence Harvest of Northern Fur Seals  

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.................................................................................................................... 6 By-products and Waste.............................. 6 Heat Strokes seals harvested b) incidence of by-products and waste during the harvest process c) the occurrence

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Rapid Sampling from Sealed Containers - Vulnerability Assessment Team -  

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Nonproliferation and Nonproliferation and National Security > VAT > Current Projects > Rapid Sampling Tools > ... from Sealed Containers VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Tamper & Intrusion Detection Rapid Sampling from Sealed Containers Demo video Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned

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Notes 11. High pressure floating ring seals  

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turbines and compressors, squeeze film dampers aid to attenuate rotor vibrations and provide mechanical isolation. Feed groove oil inlet seal ?? housing ournal lubricant film shaft nti-rotation pin ball bearing Discharge groove... turbines and compressors, squeeze film dampers aid to attenuate rotor vibrations and provide mechanical isolation. Feed groove oil inlet seal ?? housing ournal lubricant film shaft nti-rotation pin ball bearing Discharge groove...

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Sealed fiber-optic bundle feedthrough  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sealed fiber-optic bundle feedthrough by which a multitude of fiber-optic elements may be passed through an opening or port in a wall or structure separating two environments at different pressures or temperatures while maintaining the desired pressure or temperature in each environment. The feedthrough comprises a rigid sleeve of suitable material, a bundle of individual optical fibers, and a resin-based sealing material that bonds the individual optical fibers to each other and to the rigid sleeve.

Tanner, Carol E. (Niles, MI)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Emergency sacrificial sealing method in filters, equipment, or systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system seals a filter or equipment component to a base and will continue to seal the filter or equipment component to the base in the event of hot air or fire. The system includes a first sealing material between the filter or equipment component and the base; and a second sealing material between the filter or equipment component and the base and proximate the first sealing material. The first sealing material and the second seal material are positioned relative to each other and relative to the filter or equipment component and the base to seal the filter or equipment component to the base and upon the event of fire the second sealing material will be activated and expand to continue to seal the filter or equipment component to the base in the event of hot air or fire.

Brown, Erik P

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

129

The Yucca Mountain Project repository sealing program  

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Yucca Mountain is being characterized for the development of a high-level nuclear waste repository. The repository is planned to be located in the unsaturated zone in fractured, welded tuff. Sealing of the repository is one element of the Yucca Mountain Project. This paper presents a description of the current sealing design options, design requirements, and the design constraints. Design options for the shafts include anchor-to-bedrock seals, shaft fill, and settlement plugs; in the underground facility, they include drift seals, drainage channels, sumps, and bulkheads. Design requirements are those quantitative requirements imposed on the sealing design options to achieve a desired level of performance. For example, a design requirement could be a restriction on the hydraulic conductivity of a design option. Constraints are restrictions placed on the repository design by the sealing design. An example of a constraint could be establishing the drainage pattern to direct flow from emplacement drifts to nonemplacement drifts. As (1) additional hydrogeologic data are obtained through site characterization, (2) approaches to allocating performance to various subsystems within the Yucca Mountain Project are refined, and (3) the exploratory shafts and the associated testing results are developed, the design requirements and constraints may be modified and used in developing the License Application Design.

Fernandez, J.A.; Hinkebein, T.E

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

UniSource Energy - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arizona) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

UniSource Energy - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program UniSource Energy - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arizona) UniSource Energy - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arizona) < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Air Sealing with Attic Insulation: $800 Duct Sealing: $350 (prescriptive); $650 (performance measured) Air Sealing: $250 Shade Screens or Solar Film: $250 Program Info State Arizona Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount BrightSave Home Energy Analysis: Discounted HVAC Replacement: $250

131

Performance and reliability enhancement of turbo-pump labyrinth seals  

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Radial velocity distribution within an idealized original IP Seal cavity. 28 Pressure relative to cavity inlet value within an idealized original IP Seal cavity. Turbulence energy distribution within an 4. 4(a) 4. 4(b) 4. 5(a) 4. 5(b) 4, 6(B) 4... cavity. Radial velocity distribution within Seal 17 cavity Radial velocity distribution within Seal 2 cavity. . . 30 IP Seal cavity. . . . 31 33 34 . . 36 . . 37 . . 38 , , 39 . . 40 . . 41 . . 42 xs Figure 4. 9(a) Pressure relative...

Guidry, Michael James

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Leakage and rotordynamic effects of pocket damper seals and see-through labyrinth seals  

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and PDS with two to six blades. Leakage and pressure measurements were made with air as the working fluid on twenty-two seal configurations. Increasing seal blade thickness reduced leakage by the largest amount. Blade profile results were more equivocal...

Gamal Eldin, Ahmed Mohamed

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

Leakage and rotordynamic effects of pocket damper seals and see-through labyrinth seals  

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and PDS with two to six blades. Leakage and pressure measurements were made with air as the working fluid on twenty-two seal configurations. Increasing seal blade thickness reduced leakage by the largest amount. Blade profile results were more equivocal...

Gamal Eldin, Ahmed Mohamed

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

134

Solid oxide fuel cell having a glass composite seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solid oxide fuel cell stack having a plurality of cassettes and a glass composite seal disposed between the sealing surfaces of adjacent cassettes, thereby joining the cassettes and providing a hermetic seal therebetween. The glass composite seal includes an alkaline earth aluminosilicate (AEAS) glass disposed about a viscous glass such that the AEAS glass retains the viscous glass in a predetermined position between the first and second sealing surfaces. The AEAS glass provides geometric stability to the glass composite seal to maintain the proper distance between the adjacent cassettes while the viscous glass provides for a compliant and self-healing seal. The glass composite seal may include fibers, powders, and/or beads of zirconium oxide, aluminum oxide, yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), or mixtures thereof, to enhance the desirable properties of the glass composite seal.

De Rose, Anthony J.; Mukerjee, Subhasish; Haltiner, Jr., Karl Jacob

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

135

Mechanical seal having a single-piece, perforated mating ring  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical seal (e.g., single mechanical seals, double mechanical seals, tandem mechanical seals, bellows, pusher mechanical seals, and all types of rotating and reciprocating machines) with reduced contact surface temperature, reduced contact surface wear, or increased life span. The mechanical seal comprises a rotating ring and a single-piece, perforated mating ring, which improves heat transfer by controllably channeling coolant flow through the single-piece mating ring such that the coolant is in substantially uniform thermal contact with a substantial portion of the interior surface area of the seal face, while maintaining the structural integrity of the mechanical seal and minimizing the potential for coolant flow interruptions to the seal face caused by debris or contaminants (e.g., small solids and trash) in the coolant.

Khonsari, Michael M. (Baton Rouge, LA); Somanchi, Anoop K. (Fremont, CA)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of El Nino on the foraging behavior of female northern elephant seals  

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diving behavior of northern elephant seals. J Exp Biol 201:behavior of female northern elephant seals Daniel E. Crockerbehavior of northern elephant seals Mirounga angustirostris

Crocker, D E; Costa, Daniel P; Le Boeuf, B J; Webb, P M; Houser, D S

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

REGULATION OF LIPID METABOLISM AND MILK LIPID CONTENT IN NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS  

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and late molting adult female northern elephant seals (n=production in fasting elephant seals. Insulin differentially95 Figure 3. 3: Elephant seal blubber ATGL activity at

Fowler, Melinda Anne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Wide and multiple apex seals for the rotary engine: (Abbr.: Multi-Apex-Seals for the Rotary Engine)  

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Abstract Conventional rotary engines are based on a trochoidal-type housing bore profile and its inside envelope is the basis of the rotor profile. To seal the chambers, spring-loaded apex seals are used in place of the designed rotor apexes. The conventional design method is limited to an epitrochoidal-based housing and does not consider the apex seal profile. Previously the authors presented the complete theory and algorithm of the deviation-function (DF) method of rotary engine design based on the apex seal profile. By using the DF method, the apex seal and engine housing bore are conjugate kinematic pairs, which enable the design of a variety of apex seals that conform to the bore, including wider apex seals and multiple seals at each rotor apex. The wide apex seal design has better rotor-to-housing conformity and therefore improves sealing. The multi-apex-seal grid assembly improves sealing capability and also reduces the forces on the apex seals. The incorporation of apex seal profiles into the rotary engine design process also makes possible a larger variety of new rotary engine profiles.

Sarah Warren Rose; Daniel C.H. Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Seal assembly with anti-rotation pin for high pressure supercritical fluids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly for sealing a machine with a first chamber and a second chamber is provided. A rotating shaft extends through the first and second chambers, and rotates therein. The seal assembly has a seal housing, a seal ring and a seal pin. The seal housing is positionable in the machine housing. The seal housing has a seal pocket extending into a fluid side thereof, and a housing receptacle extending into an inner diameter thereof at the seal pocket. The seal ring is positionable in the seal pocket of the seal housing for forming a seal therewith. The seal ring has a ring receptacle extending into an outer diameter thereof. The ring receptacle is positionable adjacent to the housing receptacle for defining a pin hole therebetween. The seal pin is loosely positionable in the pin hole whereby movement about the seal ring is accommodated while preventing rotation thereof.

Wright, Steven A.; Fuller, Robert L.

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

140

System and Method for Sealing a Vapor Deposition Source - Energy...  

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costs and minimizes system downtime for cleaning Applications and Industries Thin film solar Deposition of any thin film Patents and Patent Applications ID Number Title and...

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141

Solar collector construction and sealing arrangement  

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A sealing arrangement is disclosed by which a glass panel cover may be installed with a weather-tight seal in a solar collector housing. The housing includes side walls, the upper edges of which are formed with a generally cylindrical groove which faces upwardly. The sealing arrangement includes an elongate resilient body formed with a generally cylindrical anchor section having a cross-section of a dimension just the same as or less than the cross-section dimension of the cylindrical groove, and a holding section formed integrally with the anchor section near the top thereof and having a generally U-shaped cross-section which faces inwardly of the housing.

Leflar, J.A.; Wardlow, W.C.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

142

SECA Core Technology Program Seal Workshop  

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SECA Core Technology Program Seal Workshop Workshop held at Hyatt Regency, San Antonio August 10, 2007 Workshop organized by: Dr. Ayyakkannu Manivannan, National Energy technology Laboratory Morgantown, WV Dr. Prabhakar Singh Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA 1 2 Table of Content * Executive Summary * Meeting Agenda * Presentations * List of Attendees 3 Executive Summary SECA Core Technology Program (SECA CTP) led workshop on the topical area titled "SOFC seal: Technology, Challenges and Future Directions" was held on August 10, 2007 at Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, TX. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers presently involved in the development, engineering, fabrication, and testing of

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Repatriation of US sources from Brazil  

SciTech Connect

IAEA's interest in excess and unwanted sealed sources extends back to when radium sources were a problem throughout the world. Sta11ing in 1994, world wide IAEA member states inventoried and consolidated radium (Ra)-226 sources. IAEA then trained Regional Teams in the conditioning of Ra-226 sealed sources for long term storage, which resulted in the Regional Teams conditioning about 14,000 radium sources. These sources remained in their respective IAEA member state locations. Regional teams were seen as a way to encourage member state (local) management of a world wide problem, as well as a more cost effective solution.

Tompkins, Andrew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Seal Leakage at High Temperature: A Labyrinth Seal and an All-Metal Complaint Seal of Similar Clearance  

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/5 the flow of a labyrinth seal for pressure ratios (Ps/Pa) > 3.5. The savings in leakage are maximized during operation at high pressure differentials. Leakage measurements with a rotor spinning to a maximum speed of 2,700 rpm (surface speed = 23.6 m...

Anderson, Alain

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

145

High Temperature Leakage Performance of a Hybrid Brush Seal Compared to a Standard Brush Seal and a Labyrinth Seal  

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design that adds to the bristle brush matrix a number of cantilever pads that rest on the rotor surface. Upon shaft rotation the pads lift due to the generation of a hydrodynamic gas film while the brushes effectively seal an upstream pressure. Hence...

Ashton, Zachary

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

146

Water Sealing of Detached Aluminium Oxide Anodic Film  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... , including those sealed after removal from the aluminium. The patterns were compared with standard ASTM X-ray data and with results given by others5'6. A steam-sealed (115 ...

ROY C. SPOONER

1956-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

147

The effect of a new damper seal on rotordynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Rap tests illustrate that the damping advantage of the gas damper seal increases with inlet air pressure and becomes overwhelming at inlet pressure above 40 psia. Experimental results show that the leakage rate of the tested gas damper seal...

Li, Qiming

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

148

Flow visualization and leakage measurements of worn labyrinth seals  

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A large-scale flow visualization test facility is used to conduct an experimental investigation into the leakage resistance and flow characteristics of worn labyrinth seals. Wear in labyrinth seals is a consequence of contact between the rotating...

Allen, Brian Frank

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Magnetron sputtering source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetron sputtering source for sputtering coating substrates includes a high thermal conductivity electrically insulating ceramic and magnetically attached sputter target which can eliminate vacuum sealing and direct fluid cooling of the cathode assembly. The magnetron sputtering source design results in greater compactness, improved operating characteristics, greater versatility, and low fabrication cost. The design easily retrofits most sputtering apparatuses and provides for safe, easy, and cost effective target replacement, installation, and removal.

Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, WA); McKernan, Mark A. (Livermore, CA); Grabner, R. Fred (Brentwood, CA); Ramsey, Philip B. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing  

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The Guide to Attic Air Sealing was completed in 2010 and although not in the standard Measure Guideline format, is intended to be a Measure Guideline on Attic Air Sealing. The guide was reviewed during two industry stakeholders meetings held on December 18th, 2009 and January 15th, 2010, and modified based on the comments received. Please do not make comments on the Building America format of this document. The purpose of the Guide to Attic Air Sealing is to provide information and recommendations for the preparation work necessary prior to adding attic insulation. Even though the purpose of this guide is to save energy - health, safety and durability should not be compromised by energy efficiency. Accordingly, combustion safety and ventilation for indoor air quality are addressed first. Durability and attic ventilation then follow. Finally, to maximize energy savings, air sealing is completed prior to insulating. The guide is intended for home remodelers, builders, insulation contractors, mechanical contractors, general contractors who have previously done remodeling and homeowners as a guide to the work that needs to be done.

Lstiburek, J.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Investigation of stepped labyrinth seal leakage performance  

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performance. Experimental tests were conducted using two test rigs. one of these test rigs was a 100:1 scale and the other was a 4:1 scale of an actual labyrinth seal. Both test rigs operated based on a two-dimensional planar flow concept. Tests were...

Reed, Thomas Stanley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

152

Positive contact, self retaining bearing seals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ultra-low friction bearing including an inner race, an outer race, bearing elements engaged between the inner and outer races and a seal between the inner and outer races is disclosed. The seal includes first and second sealing washers. The first washer has an outer diameter greater than an inner diameter of the outer race and an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of the inner race. The second washer has an inner diameter less than the outer diameter of the inner race and an outer diameter less than the inner diameter of the outer race. The first washer slidably engages the outer race, the second washer slidably engages the inner race and the washers overlap and slidably engage one another. One of the washers snap fits into its respective inner or outer race while the other washer engages a stepped surface of the other of the inner and outer races. The grooved and stepped surface are offset from one another in a longitudinal direction of the races such that the washers are conically loaded thus providing a seal between the inner and outer races sufficient to prevent lubricant and contaminating particles from passing therethrough. The washers are made from a non-metallic semi-flexible low-modulus material.

Johnson, Bruce H. (Kansas City, MO); Larsen, Lawrence E. (Kansas City, MO); Welch, Edmund F. (Kansas City, MO)

1992-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

153

Welding/sealing glass-enclosed space in a vacuum  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of welding and sealing the edges of two juxtaposed glass sheets together to seal a vacuum space between the sheets comprises the steps of positioning a radiation absorbant material, such as FeO, VO.sub.2, or NiO, between the radiation transmissive glass sheets adjacent the edges and then irradiating the absorbant material, preferably with a laser beam, through at least one of the glass sheets. Heat produced by the absorbed radiation in the absorbant material melts glass in the portions of both glass sheets that are adjacent the absorbant material, and the melted glass from both sheets flows together to create the weld when the melted glass cools and hardens. The absorbant material can be dissolved and diffused into the melted glass to the extent that it no longer absorbs enough energy to keep the glass melted, thus, with appropriate proportioning of absorbant material to source energy power and welding heat needed, the process can be made self-stopping.

Tracy, C. Edwin (Golden, CO); Benson, David K. (Golden, CO)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Dynamic Cryogenic Seals to Support Fueling of Fusion Tokomaks  

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Dynamic Cryogenic Seals to Support Fueling of Fusion Tokomaks U. Naranjo and J. W. Leachman School in damaged products every year. Sealing at cryogenic temperatures is a substantially more difficult task than extruder in development at the WSU HYPER laboratory. The purpose of a cryogenic dynamic polymer seal

Collins, Gary S.

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Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from  

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176 Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from large-format aerial northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, at rooker- ies in the United States and Mexico elephant seals (Bar- tholomew and Boolootian, 1960; Carlisle andAplin, 1966, 1971; Odell, 1971;Antonelis et

156

(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL)  

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL) 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards). 2. Central air conditioners & heat pumps less than 65,000 Btu/hr must have a minimum 13 SEER. 3 system must be sealed. · Only UL 181, UL 181A, or UL 181B approved tapes or mastic shall be used to seal

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activity radioactive sources Sample Search...  

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Sealed ... Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, High Redshift Supernova Search Collection: Physics 3 Radioactive Waste Guidance PAGE * MERGEFORMAT June 10, 2011...

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Study advances view of geopressure seals  

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The last decade has seen a growing interest in the subject of fluid pressure seals and fluid flow in hydrocarbon-bearing basins. As explorationists begin to view basins in terms of coupled, dynamic, chemical, and physical processes, seemingly unrelated observations become interrelated. It is precisely the integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical observations that opens the door for new exploration opportunities. This article lays a conceptual foundation in the area of geopressure seals and on the role of geopressure in hydrocarbon migration and accumulation in young, clastic basins. The exploration significance of geopressure can be appreciated when one considers that within the gulf Coast basin, geopressured fields, which represent only 10% of the total number of fields, account for approximately 50% of the cumulative production.

Benzing, W.M.; Shook, G.M. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1996-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High expansion, lithium corrosion resistant sealing glasses  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Glass compositions containing CaO, Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, B.sub.2 O.sub.3, SrO and BaO in various combinations of mole % are provided. These compositions are capable of forming stable glass-to-metal seals with pin materials of 446 Stainless Steel and Alloy-52 rather than molybdenum, for use in harsh chemical environments, specifically in lithium batteries.

Brow, Richard K. (Albuquerque, NM); Watkins, Randall D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MWTF jumper connector integral seal block development and leak testing  

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In fiscal year 1993, tests of an o-ring/tetraseal retainer designed to replace a gasket-type seal used in PUREX-type process jumper connectors encouraged the design of an improved seal block. This new seal block combines several parts into one unitized component called an integral seal block. This report summarizes development and leak testing of the new integral seal block. The integral seal block uses a standard o-ring nested in a groove to accomplish leak tightness. This seal block eliminates the need to machine acme threads into the lower skirt casting and seal retainers, eliminates tolerance stack-up, reduces parts inventory, and eliminates an unnecessary leak path in the jumper connector assembly. This report also includes test data on various types of o-ring materials subjected to heat and pressure. Materials tested included Viton, Kalrez, and fluorosilicone, with some incidental data on teflon coated silicone o-rings. Test experience clearly demonstrates the need to test each seal material for temperature and pressure in its intended application. Some materials advertised as being {open_quotes}better{close_quotes} at higher temperatures did not perform up to expectations. Inspection of the fluorosilicone and Kalrez seals after thermal testing indicates that they are much more susceptible to heat softening than Viton.

Ruff, E.S.; Jordan, S.R.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for safeguarding a radiological source  

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A tamper detector is provided for safeguarding a radiological source that is moved into and out of a storage location through an access porthole for storage and use. The radiological source is presumed to have an associated shipping container approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for transporting the radiological source. The tamper detector typically includes a network of sealed tubing that spans at least a portion of the access porthole. There is an opening in the network of sealed tubing that is large enough for passage therethrough of the radiological source and small enough to prevent passage therethrough of the associated shipping cask. Generally a gas source connector is provided for establishing a gas pressure in the network of sealed tubing, and a pressure drop sensor is provided for detecting a drop in the gas pressure below a preset value.

Bzorgi, Fariborz M

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

162

Flat-to-Flat Solder Seal Andrey Elagin1  

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surfaces are coated with 200nm of NiCr (80:20%) and 200nm of Cu If long time in air before sealing ­ clean1 Flat-to-Flat Solder Seal Andrey Elagin1 , Henry Frisch1 , Mary Heintz1 , Richard Northrop1 A complete LAPPD glass tile except for an aluminum photo-cathode top seal by compression on a viton o

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Good seal construction and ventilation controls improve airflow  

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As workings become deeper and more distant from the ventilation inlet, better seal construction technology is needed. Tekseal, a specially formulated pumpable grout which allows a seal to be erected quickly and safety, is Minova's answer to the limitations of traditional block seals. Its use is explained in this article. An alternative product is the Carbonfill range which comprises a two-component phenolic resin based foam generating by a pump. 3 photos.

NONE

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced configurations for leakage reduction in a labyrinth seal  

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. Stocker (1975) experimentally studied various advanced labyrinth seal configu- rations which reduce leakage by increasing the internal seal cavity turbulence. Air bubbles were used as the visualization medium and turbulence was visually evaluated...ADVANCED CONFIGURATIONS FOR LEAKAGE REDUCTION IN A LABYRINTH SEAL A Thesis by SHARATH B. VELDANDA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

Veldanda, Sharath B.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

165

Integral edge seals for phosphoric acid fuel cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phosphoric acid fuel cell having integral edge seals formed by an elastomer permeating an outer peripheral band contiguous with the outer peripheral edges of the cathode and anode assemblies and the matrix to form an integral edge seal which is reliable, easy to manufacture and has creep characteristics similar to the anode, cathode and matrix assemblies inboard of the seals to assure good electrical contact throughout the life of the fuel cell.

Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA); Woodle, Boyd M. (North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA); Dunyak, Thomas J. (Blacksburg, VA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Sealed One Piece Battery Having A Prism Shape Container  

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A sealed one-piece battery having a prism-shaped container including: a tank consisting of a single plastic material, a member fixed and sealed to the tank and to partitions on the side of the tank opposite the transverse wall to seal the tank, two flanges fixed and sealed to longitudinal walls defining flow compartments for a heat-conducting fluid, and two tubes on the transverse wall of the tank forming an inlet and an outlet for fluid common to the compartments.

Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR); Barbotin, Jean-Loup (Pompignac, FR)

2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

167

Rotordynamic and leakage characteristics of a 4-stage brush seal  

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Table C9b - Static and dynamic test data for seal 3 cases with high fluid pre- rotation. 134 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 - Axial and cross-section views of a brush seal. Figure 2 - Forces on whirling rotor. Figure 3 - Air seal test apparatus... SCAL STATOR Figure 3 ? Air seal test apparatus. PIVOT SHAFT I S AS l4AI+ I SHAKER ROTOR HOUSING RETURN SPRING Figure 4 ? Front detail of test rig showing hydraulic shaker unit. should be independent of shake frequency. However, previous...

Conner, Kelly James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Insulation and Air Sealing Products and Services | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » Insulation and Air Sealing Products and Services Insulation and Air Sealing Products and Services May 30, 2012 - 9:52am Addthis Insulation and Air Sealing Products and Services Use the following links to get product information and locate professional services for insulation and air sealing. Product Information Cellulose Facts Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association Information on cellulose insulation, including technical bulletins, special reports, and video Concrete Masonry Units Concrete Homes-Portland Cement Association Describes construction methods that use concrete block systems Cotton Insulation (PDF) Build it Green Information on cotton insulation and a comparison to conventional insulation Expanded Polystyrene Molders Association

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RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SHIPPING PACKAGINGS AND METAL TO METAL SEALS FOUND IN THE CLOSURES OF CONTAINMENT VESSELS INCORPORATING CONE SEAL CLOSURES  

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The containment vessels for the Model 9975 radioactive material shipping packaging employ a cone-seal closure. The possibility of a metal-to-metal seal forming between the mating conical surfaces, independent of the elastomer seals, has been raised. It was postulated that such an occurrence would compromise the containment vessel hydrostatic and leakage tests. The possibility of formation of such a seal has been investigated by testing and by structural and statistical analyses. The results of the testing and the statistical analysis demonstrate and procedural changes ensure that hydrostatic proof and annual leakage testing can be accomplished to the appropriate standards.

Loftin, B; Glenn Abramczyk, G; Allen Smith, A

2007-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for dispensing small quantities of mercury from evacuated and sealed glass capsules  

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A technique is disclosed for opening an evacuated and sealed glass capsule containing a material that is to be dispensed which has a relatively high vapor pressure such as mercury. The capsule is typically disposed in a discharge tube envelope. The technique involves the use of a first light source imaged along the capsule and a second light source imaged across the capsule substantially transversely to the imaging of the first light source. Means are provided for constraining a segment of the capsule along its length with the constraining means being positioned to correspond with the imaging of the second light source. These light sources are preferably incandescent projection lamps. The constraining means is preferably a multiple looped wire support. 6 figs.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.; Pai, R.Y.

1985-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for dispensing small quantities of mercury from evacuated and sealed glass capsules  

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A technique for opening an evacuated and sealed glass capsule containing a material that is to be dispensed which has a relatively high vapor pressure such as mercury. The capsule is typically disposed in a discharge tube envelope. The technique involves the use of a first light source imaged along the capsule and a second light source imaged across the capsule substantially transversely to the imaging of the first light source. Means are provided for constraining a segment of the capsule along its length with the constraining means being positioned to correspond with the imaging of the second light source. These light sources are preferably incandescent projection lamps. The constraining means is preferably a multiple looped wire support.

Grossman, Mark W. (Framingham, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA); Pai, Robert Y. (Hamilton, MA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical...  

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RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. RedSeal Comments...

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Leak-rate of seals: comparison of theory with experiment  

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Seals are extremely useful devices to prevent fluid leakage. We present experimental results for the leak-rate of rubber seals, and compare the results to a novel theory, which is based on percolation theory and a recently developed contact mechanics theory. We find good agreement between theory and experiment.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

174

High pressure testing of see-through labyrinth seals  

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Detailed results are presented for teeth-on-stator labyrinth seals tested under high pressure of 70 bar-a (1015 psi-a) and 52 bar-a (754 psi-a) in the centered position. The seals were tested at pressure ratios of 0.52, 0.36 and 0.16, speeds of 10...

Picardo, Arthur Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

175

Dry compliant seal for phosphoric acid fuel cell  

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A dry compliant overlapping seal for a phosphoric acid fuel cell preformed f non-compliant Teflon to make an anode seal frame that encircles an anode assembly, a cathode seal frame that encircles a cathode assembly and a compliant seal frame made of expanded Teflon, generally encircling a matrix assembly. Each frame has a thickness selected to accommodate various tolerances of the fuel cell elements and are either bonded to one of the other frames or to a bipolar or end plate. One of the non-compliant frames is wider than the other frames forming an overlap of the matrix over the wider seal frame, which cooperates with electrolyte permeating the matrix to form a wet seal within the fuel cell that prevents process gases from intermixing at the periphery of the fuel cell and a dry seal surrounding the cell to keep electrolyte from the periphery thereof. The frames may be made in one piece, in L-shaped portions or in strips and have an outer perimeter which registers with the outer perimeter of bipolar or end plates to form surfaces upon which flanges of pan shaped, gas manifolds can be sealed.

Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA); Woodle, Boyd M. (N. Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell generator containing a gas sealing means  

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A high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical generator is made, operating with flowing fuel gas and oxidant gas, the generator having a thermal insulation layer, and a sealing means contacting or contained within the insulation, where the sealing means is effective to control the contact of the various gases utilized in the generator.

Makiel, Joseph M. (Monroeville, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Sealing Concept for Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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A key element in developing high performance planar solid oxide fuel cell stacks is the hermetic seal between the metal and ceramic components. There are two methods of sealing that are commonly employed: (1) rigid joining or (2) compressive sealing. Each method has its own set of advantages and design constraints. An alternative approach is currently under development that appears to combine some of the advantages of the other two techiques, including hermeticity, mechanical integrity, and minimization of interfacial stresses in either of the joint substrate materials, particulary the ceramic. The new sealing concept relies on a plastically deformable metal seal; one that offers a quasi-dynamic mechanical response in that it is adherent to both sealing surfaces, i.e. non-sliding, but readily yields or deforms under thermally generated stresses, thereby mitigating the development of stresses in the adjacent ceramic and metal components even when a significant difference in thermal expansion exists between the two materials. The pre-experimental design of the seal, initial proof-of-principle results on small test specimens, and finite element analyses aimed at scaling the seal to prototypical sizes and geometries are described herein.

Weil, K. Scott; Hardy, John S.; Koeppel, Brian J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Fuel cell generator containing a gas sealing means  

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A high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical generator is made, operating with flowing fuel gas and oxidant gas, the generator having a thermal insulation layer, and a sealing means contacting or contained within the insulation, where the sealing means is effective to control the contact of the various gases utilized in the generator. 5 figs.

Makiel, J.M.

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION Northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris Gill 1866, spend  

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629 INTRODUCTION Northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris Gill 1866, spend most, requiring them to find the correct colony among these sites at the end of their long migration. Elephant). However, it remains unknown how they guide themselves back to the colony. Elephant seals dive nearly

Costa, Daniel P.

180

Building America Webinar: Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles  

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This webinar was presented by research team Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA), and provided information about a project that uses existing aerosol duct sealing technology to seal the entire building enclosure in order to achieve greater airtightness and energy and cost savings.

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL)  

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sealing ­ The installer is to insure leakage of the HVAC system is less than 6% for new air conditioning(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL) 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards have a minimum 78% AFUE (Exception: Wall & floor furnaces; room heaters). 2. Central air conditioners

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL  

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards have a minimum 78% AFUE (Exception: Wall & floor furnaces; room heaters). 2. Central air conditioners of Section 150(m): · All joints and openings in the HVAC system must be sealed. · Only UL 181, UL 181A, or UL

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL)  

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL) 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards have a minimum 78% AFUE (Exception: Wall & floor furnaces; room heaters). 2. Central air conditioners the mandatory requirements of Section 150(m): · All joints and openings in the in the HVAC system must be sealed

184

(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL)  

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(ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CAN CUSTOMIZE WITH LETTERHEAD/SEAL) 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards have a minimum 78% AFUE (Exception: Wall & floor furnaces; room heaters). 2. Central air conditioners of Section 150(m): · All joints and openings in the HVAC system must be sealed. · Only UL 181, UL 181A, or UL

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On the Sealing of Electrical Conductors through Glass  

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... AT the present time there is great difficulty in obtaining soft glass with a comparatively high coefficient of expansion, suitable for sealing wires into ... with a comparatively high coefficient of expansion, suitable for sealing wires into glass tubes, bulbs, etc. The pre-war imported stocks of ...

F. F. S. BRYSON

1915-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Sealing for New Home Construction | Department of Energy  

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for New Home Construction for New Home Construction Air Sealing for New Home Construction May 2, 2012 - 6:09pm Addthis Air Sealing for New Home Construction What does this mean for me? Air sealing your house properly during construction will save you energy and money. Ideally, air-sealing techniques are tailored to your site and climate zone. How does it work? Workers will seal all the paths that air can leak in and out of your new home during construction. This process requires care and attention to detail, and it's best to hire professionals with experience building energy-efficient homes. Minimizing air movement in and out of a house is key to building an energy-efficient home. Controlling air leakage is also critical to moisture control. It's always best to use techniques and materials identified as best

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List of Duct/Air sealing Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Duct/Air sealing Incentives Duct/Air sealing Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 580 Duct/Air sealing Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-580) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active AEP (Central and North) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs (Texas) Utility Rebate Program Texas Construction Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Building Insulation Caulking/Weather-stripping Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Custom/Others pending approval Duct/Air sealing Unspecified technologies Yes AEP (Central and SWEPCO) - Coolsaver A/C Tune Up (Texas) Utility Rebate Program Texas Commercial Installer/Contractor Residential Central Air conditioners Custom/Others pending approval Duct/Air sealing

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Asphalt emulsion sealing of uranium mill tailings. 1980 annual report  

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Studies of asphalt emulsion sealants conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory have demonstrated that the sealants are effective in containing radon and other potentially hazardous material within uranium tailings. The laboratory and field studies have further demonstrated that radon exhalation from uranium tailings piles can be reduced by greater than 99% to near background levels. Field tests at the tailings pile in Grand Junction, Colorado, confirmed that an 8-cm admix seal containing 22 wt% asphalt could be effectively applied with a cold-mix paver. Other techniques were successfully tested, including a soil stabilizer and a hot, rubberized asphalt seal that was applied with a distributor truck. After the seals were applied and compacted, overburden was applied over the seal to protect the seal from ultraviolet degradation.

Hartley, J.N.; Koehmstedt, P.L; Esterl, D.J.; Freeman, H.D.; Buelt, J.L.; Nelson, D.A.; Elmore, M.R.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photogrammetry as a tool for estimating size and condition in the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), and the northern elephant seal (Mirounga anguistirosis)  

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) for captive, subadult, Hawaiian monk seals M= 58. 18 + 9. 07 (GA) + 1. 20 (LA) - 0. 46 (L) -0. 64 (GP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 FIGURE Page The two best models reflecting the relationship of mass with photogrammetric and morphometric... The relationship of mass with photogrammetric measures for captive, adult harbor seals: M= -204. 597 - 6. 834 (GA) + 1. 538 (GP) + 0. 554(LP) + 0. 217 (L) . . . . 71 The relationship between body mass and photogrammetric measures of lateral perimeter (LP...

McFadden, Katherine Walton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

190

System design and performance of a spiral groove gas seal for hydrogen service  

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In the past, typical seal designs for low molecular weight gases, such as hydrogen, incorporated high pressure oil seal systems. Technology of the seventies and eighties produced a new concept - the spiral groove gas seal. This paper discusses the problems related to oil seal systems, as well as the design, application and performance of a dry gas seal. It also discusses the limitations encountered with the start-up and operation of a dry gas seal in a high pressure, oil-soluble mixture of light hydrocarbons. Results show how the spiral groove gas seal can handle adverse demands without seal failure.

Pecht, G.G.; Carter, D. (John Crane, Inc., Morton Grove, IL (USA) Marathon Petroleum Co., Robinson, IL (USA))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antarctic fur seals Sample Search Results  

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population of New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) Summary: and southern elephant seals at Gough Island. S. Afr. J. Antarct. Res. 20: 912. Bonner, W. N. (1968). The...

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Microstructure-based solid oxide fuel cell seal design using statistical mechanics.  

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??Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) in a flat-plate configuration require a hermetic seal between the fuel and air sides of the electrodes, and this seal (more)

Milhans, Jacqueline Linda

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - apical seal comparison Sample Search Results  

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seal between epithelial... seal. This apical junction might therefore serve as a permeability barrier. Consistent... characterized the novel coiled-coil protein AJM-1, which...

194

High-Temperature Zirconia Oxygen Sensor with Sealed Metal/Metal...  

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High-Temperature Zirconia Oxygen Sensor with Sealed MetalMetal Oxide Internal Reference High-Temperature Zirconia Oxygen Sensor with Sealed MetalMetal Oxide Internal Reference...

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Using seals to control flow at Yucca Mountain  

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This paper describes how an interpretation of regulations can lead to innovative solutions to the problem of sealing subsurface openings in the highly fractured rock above the water table at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is being characterized to determine its suitability for a repository for spent fuel and high level waste. The paper concentrates on the functional requirements for seals as well as the statutory definitions given in 10 CFR Part 60. Because the main concern of sealing is to prevent the flow of water to the waste packages or radionuclides to the accessible environment, the main strategy for sealing of the proposed repository is to control rather than stop the flow of water. Other functions of seals include the prevention of human intrusion and the control of the flow of gaseous radionuclides. This paper describes the concepts that have thus far been developed for sealing with respect to shafts, ramps, boreholes, and the underground facility rather than detailed numerical analysis and design for seals. The main emphasis of this paper is on the role of regulations in providing flexibility in dealing with a complex, long-term component.

Blair, J.A. [TRW Environmental Safety Systems Inc., Washington, DC (US); Stucker, D.; Kumar, P. [USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Tamper-indicating seals : practices, problems, and standards  

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Tamper-indicating seals have been used by customs officials for over 7,000 years. Today, seals are widely used to help counter theft, smuggling, sabotage, vandalism, terrorism, and espionage. Despite their antiquity and modern widespread use, however, there remains considerable confusion about seals, as well as a lot of misconceptions, wishful thinking, sloppy terminology, and poor practice. The absence of meaningful norms and standards, together with the surprisingly limited amount of research and development (R&D) in the field of tamper detection, has also hindered the effective use of seals. The Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory has intensively studied tamper-indicating seals for the last 12 years. We have engaged in vulnerability assessments, R&D, consulting, and training for over two dozen United States government agencies and private companies, as well as for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Euratom. The VAT has also analyzed over 200 different types of seals in detail. This paper summarizes some of our conclusions, recommendations, and warnings regarding seals and tamper detection.

Johnston, R. G. (Roger G.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Trap seal for open circuit liquid cooled turbines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved trap seal for open circuit liquid cooled turbines is disclosed. The trap seal of the present invention includes an annular recess formed in the supply conduit of cooling channels formed in the airfoil of the turbine buckets. A cylindrical insert is located in the annular recesses and has a plurality of axial grooves formed along the outer periphery thereof and a central recess formed in one end thereof. The axial grooves and central recess formed in the cylindrical insert cooperate with the annular recess to define a plurality of S-shaped trap seals which permit the passage of liquid coolant but prohibit passage of gaseous coolant.

Grondahl, Clayton M. (Clifton Park, NY); Germain, Malcolm R. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible edge seal for vacuum insulating glazing units  

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A flexible edge seal is provided for a vacuum insulating glazing unit having a first glass pane and a second glass pane spaced-apart from the first. The edge seal comprises a seal member formed of a hermetically bondable material and having a first end, a second end and a center section disposed therebetween. The first end is hermetically bondable to a first glass pane. The second end is hermetically bondable to a second glass pane. The center section comprises a plurality of convolutes.

Bettger, Kenneth J.; Stark, David H.

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

199

Environmental assessment for the relocation and storage of isotopic heat sources, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington  

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As part of a bilateral agreement between the Federal Minister for Research and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developed processes for the treatment and immobilization of high-level radioactive waste. One element of this bilateral agreement was the production of sealed isotopic heat sources. During the mid-1980s, 30 sealed isotopic heat sources were manufactured. The sources contain a total of approximately 8.3 million curies consisting predominantly of cesium-137 and strontium-90 with trace amounts of transuranic contamination. Currently, the sources are stored in A-Cell of the 324 Building. Intense radiation fields from the sources are causing the cell windows and equipment to deteriorate. Originally, it was not intended to store the isotopic heat sources for this length of time in A-cell. The 34 isotopic heat sources are classified as remote handled transuranic wastes. Thirty-one of the isotopic heat sources are sealed, and seals on the three remaining isotopic heat sources have not been verified. However, a decision has been made to place the remaining three isotopic heat sources in the CASTOR cask(s). The Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) has concurred that isotopic heat sources with verified seals or those placed into CASTOR cask(s) can be considered sealed (no potential to emit radioactive air emissions) and are exempt from WAC Chapter 246-247, Radiation Protection-Air Emissions.

NONE

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The economics of the use of cermet seals in steam turbines  

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The use of cermet sealing materials in steam turbines improves their reliability and produces considerable savings...

Z. P. Dorf; . T. Denisenko

1965-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Climate change and seal survival: evidence for environmentally mediated changes in elephant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate change and seal survival: evidence for environmentally mediated changes in elephant seal in the first year of life for southern elephant seals. We present evidence linking climate (ENSO; Kwok & Comiso 2002) because predators such as southern elephant seals (SESs) range widely across

Hays, Graeme

202

Development of a 20x20cm2 'hot' indium-alloy hermetic seal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If long time in air before sealing ­ clean with Micro-90 and rinse with DI water 'Hot' Seal #12;8 Step 21 Development of a 20x20cm2 'hot' indium-alloy hermetic seal in an inert atmosphere for photo glass tile except for an aluminum photo-cathode top seal by compression on a viton o-ring active

203

DOE Logo, Seal and Word Mark | Department of Energy  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Graphics » DOE Logo, Seal and Graphics » DOE Logo, Seal and Word Mark DOE Logo, Seal and Word Mark The DOE logo, seal, and word mark are official graphical identifiers of the U.S. Department of Energy and are meant for official use only, to represent the Department's official position. They may be used to recognize funding or official support by the Department if the usage has proper qualifying language to explain its presence on non-DOE materials and it is reviewed and explicitly approved by the Department. They cannot be used in a manner that has an implied or explicit endorsement of any private company, service or product. There is a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regarding the DOE graphical identifier at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2000-title10-vol4/xml/CFR-2000-title10-vol4-part1002.xml

204

Emergence of Fatal Avian Influenza in New England Harbor Seals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...and Bayesian algorithms. Models of evolution were selected...To create a homology model of the seal 2012 outbreak HA sequence, 10 template models were selected based on...NSF TW005769; USAID PREDICT; and DTRA. We thank Nicole...

S. J. Anthony; J. A. St. Leger; K. Pugliares; H. S. Ip; J. M. Chan; Z. W. Carpenter; I. Navarrete-Macias; M. Sanchez-Leon; J. T. Saliki; J. Pedersen; W. Karesh; P. Daszak; R. Rabadan; T. Rowles; W. I. Lipkin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Design and vibration testing of a flexible seal whisker model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Harbor seal whiskers have a unique surface structure that dramatically reduces vortex induced vibrations as they move through the water. Concurrently with rigid whisker experiments, this project focuses on the design and ...

Gerber, Christopher D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Measure Guideline: Sealing and Insulating of Ducts in Existing Homes  

SciTech Connect

This document begins with a discussion on potential cost and performance benefits of duct sealing and insulating. It continues with a review of typical duct materials and components and the overall procedures for assessing and improving the duct system.

Aldrich, R.; Puttagunta, S.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

#AskEnergySaver: Air Sealing | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

the reason warm air rises. You should consider several factors before choosing which to air seal first, including which leaks are the largest, which are easiest to fix and the...

208

Attic Air Sealing Guide- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Building America-sponsored Guide to Attic Air Sealing provides much needed instruction essential to achieving effective energy savings while avoiding pitfalls that can lead to combustion safety and indoor air quality issues.

209

Flow visualization and leakage measurements of labyrinth seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A large scale test rig is used to conduct an experimental investigation into the leakage resistance properties and flow characteristics of labyrinth seals. A novel test facility with multiple cavities that provides 2D, planar flow at a scale...

Johnson, James Wayne

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

A NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF WINDBACK SEALS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

performance and the flow field inside the seal. The leakage flow rate increases with increasing the pressure differential, rotor speed, radial clearance, cavity size, and shaft diameter and with decreasing the tooth width. The eccentricity has a minimal effect...

Lim, Chae H.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

211

Effect of a straight teeth-on-rotor labyrinth seal on rotordynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the stiffness and STATOR AIR FLOW ROTOR STATOR Teeth-on-Stator Seal Teeth-on-Rotor Seal Figure 2. Two Types of Labyrinth Seal Configurations Figure 3. Teeth-on-Rotor Labyrinth Seal Figure 4. Teeth-on-Rotor Labyrinth Seals Installed on Rotor damping... of the test rig is shown in Figure 6. Sea 2 Eddy Probes al 90 (Plane 1) Rotor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Eddy Probes at 90' (Plans 3) Anti-swirl Vane ? Flywheel 0-Rings 0-Ring 3 Compressed Air Cannon)iona 120' Apart Labyrinth Seal Area Seal...

Zierer, Joseph John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

212

Laboratory Testing of Aerosol for Enclosure Air Sealing  

SciTech Connect

Space conditioning energy use can be significantly reduced by addressing uncontrolled infiltration and exfiltration through the envelope of a building. A process for improving the air tightness of a building envelope by sealing shell leaks with an aerosol sealing technology is presented. Both retrofit and new construction applications are possible through applying this process either in attics and crawlspaces or during rough-in stage.

Harrington, C.; Modera, M.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Leakage estimation of incompressible fluids in stepped labyrinth seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

factor g = acceleration due to gravity h = height of tooth m = pitch of tooth m = mass flowrate n = number of throttles r = tooth to step distance s = width of tooth t = step height in stepped labyrinth seals u = fluid velocity spec'fic volume... D = seal diameter H OC = tooth height to clearance ratio pressure Re = Reynolds number WTOP tooth width to pitch ratio flow coefficient car v-over coefficient absolute viscosity kinematic viscosity xv1 aensity subscripts: o = inlet value...

Chi, Daesung

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

214

Method for forming glass-to-metal seals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming a glass-to-metal seal in which the glass has a higher melting point than the metal. The molten glass is vacuum injection molded onto the metal, thus melting a very thin layer of the surface of the metal long enough to form a seal, but not long enough to cause a distortion in the shape of the metal component.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH); Massey, Richard T. (Hamilton, OH)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

A Zero Emission Mechanical Seal with Integral Micro Heat Exchanger  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

/689,406) with an internal heat exchanger within the body of the mating ring that channels a coolant toward the interface to effectively cool the seal faces. The coolant may be either liquid or gas, such as instrument air. This research is in part supported by a...An Industrial Zero Emission Seal with Improved Heat Transfer Characteristics Michael Khonsari Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in Rotating Machinery and Professor Center for Rotating Machinery Department of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State...

Khonsari, M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Inflatable containment diaphragm for sealing and removing stacks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A diaphragm with an inflatable torus-shaped perimeter is used to seal at least one end of a stack so that debris that might be hazardous will not be released during removal of the stack. A diaphragm is inserted and inflated in the lower portion of a stack just above where the stack is to be cut such that the perimeter of the diaphragm expands and forms a seal against the interior surface of the stack.

Meskanick, G.R.; Rosso, D.T.

1993-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

217

Measure Guideline: Air Sealing Attics in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect

This Building America Measure Guideline is intended for owners, builders, contractors, homeowners, and other stakeholders in the multifamily building industry, and focuses on challenges found in existing buildings for a variety of housing types. It explains why air sealing is desirable, explores related health and safety issues, and identifies common air leakage points in multifamily building attics. In addition, it also gives an overview of materials and techniques typically used to perform air sealing work.

Otis, C.; Maxwell, S.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Gas-path leakage seal for a gas turbine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas-path leakage seal is described for generally sealing a gas-path leakage-gap between spaced-apart first and second members of a gas turbine (such as combustor casing segments). The seal includes a generally imperforate foil-layer assemblage which is generally impervious to gas and is located in the leakage-gap. The seal also includes a cloth-layer assemblage generally enclosingly contacting the foil-layer assemblage. In one seal, the first edge of the foil-layer assemblage is left exposed, and the foil-layer assemblage resiliently contacts the first member near the first edge to reduce leakage in the ``plane`` of the cloth-layer assemblage under conditions which include differential thermal growth of the two members. In another seal, such leakage is reduced by having a first weld-bead which permeates the cloth-layer assemblage, is attached to the metal-foil-layer assemblage near the first edge, and unattachedly contacts the first member. 4 figs.

Wolfe, C.E.; Dinc, O.S.; Bagepalli, B.S.; Correia, V.H.; Aksit, M.F.

1996-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

219

Experimental rotordynamic coefficient results for: (a) a labyrinth seal with and without shunt injection and (b) a honeycomb seal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Centrifugal compressors are increasingly required to operate in higher pressure, higher speed, and large fluid density. In these conditions, compressors are susceptible to rotordynamic instabilities. To avoid this situation, labyrinth seals have...

Soto Azuaje, Elias Antonio

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles Title Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-42414 Year of Publication 2001 Authors Modera, Mark P., Olivier Brzozowski, François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William W. Delp, William J. Fisk, Ronnen M. Levinson, and Duo Wang Journal Energy & Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 705-714 Abstract Electricity energy savings potential by eliminating air leakage from ducts in large commercial buildings is on the order of 10 kWh/m2 per year (1 kWh/ft2). We have tested, in two large commercial buildings, a new technology that simultaneously seals duct leaks and measures effective leakage area of ducts. The technology is based upon injecting a fog of aerosolized sealant particles into a pressurized duct system. In brief, this process involves blocking all of the intentional openings in a duct system (e.g., diffusers). Therefore, when the system is pressurized, the only place for the air carrying the aerosol particles to exit the system is through the leaks. The key to the technology is to keep the particles suspended within the airstream until they reach the leaks, and then to have them leave the airstream and deposit on the leak sites. The principal finding from this field study was that the aerosol technology is capable of sealing the leaks in a large commercial building duct system within a reasonable time frame. In the first building, 66% of the leakage area was sealed within 2.5 hours of injection, and in the second building 86% of the leakage area was sealed within 5 hours. We also found that the aerosol could be blown through the VAV boxes in the second building without impacting their calibrations or performance. Some remaining questions are (1) how to achieve sealing rates comparable to those experienced in smaller residential systems; and (2) what tightness level these ducts systems can be brought to by means of aerosol sealing.

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221

Development and evaluation of sealing technologies for photovoltaic panels  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results of a study to develop and evaluate low temperature glass sealing technologies for photovoltaic applications. This work was done as part of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) No. SC95/01408. The sealing technologies evaluated included low melting temperature glass frits and solders. Because the glass frit joining required a material with a melting temperature that exceeded the allowable temperature for the active elements on the photovoltaic panels a localized heating scheme was required for sealing the perimeter of the glass panels. Thermal and stress modeling were conducted to identify the feasibility of this approach and to test strategies designed to minimize heating of the glass panel away from its perimeter. Hardware to locally heat the glass panels during glass frit joining was designed, fabricated, and successfully tested. The same hardware could be used to seal the glass panels using the low temperature solders. Solder adhesion to the glass required metal coating of the glass. The adhesion strength of the solder was dependent on the surface finish of the glass. Strategies for improving the polyisobutylene (PIB) adhesive currently being used to seal the panels and the use of Parylene coatings as a protective sealant deposited on the photovoltaic elements were also investigated. Starting points for further work are included.

Glass, S.J.; Hosking, F.M.; Baca, P.M. [and others

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

An integrated approach to fire penetration seal program management  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the utilization of a P.C. based program to facilitate the management of Entergy Operations Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) fire barrier penetration seal program. The computer program was developed as part of a streamlining process to consolidate all aspects of the ANO Penetration Seal Program under one system. The program tracks historical information related to each seal such as maintenance activities, design modifications and evaluations. The program is integrated with approved penetration seal design details which have been substantiated by full scale fire tests. This control feature is intended to prevent the inadvertent utilization of an unacceptable penetration detail in a field application which may exceed the parameters tested. The system is also capable of controlling the scope of the periodic surveillance of penetration seals by randomly selecting the inspection population and generating associated inspection forms. Inputs to the data base are required throughout the modification and maintenance process to ensure configuration control and maintain accurate data base information. These inputs are verified and procedurally controlled by Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) personnel. The implementation of this system has resulted in significant cost savings and has minimized the allocation of resources necessary to ensure long term program viability.

Rispoli, R.D. [Entergy Operations, Russellville, AR (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Characterization of several plasters and one retarder for repository sealing mixtures. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Samples of plasters (i.e., calcium sulfate hemihydrate, CaSO4.1/2H/sup 2/0) from six sources and one plaster retarder from a different source were obtained and characterized by a combination of chemical and physical testing and by petrographic examination. The petrographic examination included x-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, differential thermal analysis, and scanning electron microscopy procedures. The intent of this work was twofold. One purpose was to determine if plaster per se could be used as an ingredient for cementitious mixtures intended for repository sealing applications, Previous experience had been with use of a proprietary admixture that contained plaster. The second purpose was to determine one or more methods of distinguishing between the alpha and beta forms of calcium sulfate hemihydrate. Keywords: nuclear wastes; plaster of paris; tables(data).

Buck, A.D.; Burkes, J.P.; Reinhold, R.E.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Seal Beach, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Seal Beach, California: Energy Resources Seal Beach, California: Energy Resources (Redirected from Seal Beach, CA) Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 33.7414064°, -118.1047866° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.7414064,"lon":-118.1047866,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

225

Gas-path leakage seal for a turbine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas-path leakage seal for generally sealing a gas-path leakage-gap between spaced-apart first and second members of a turbine (such as combustor casing segments of a gas turbine). The seal includes a flexible and generally imperforate metal sheet assemblage having opposing first and second surfaces and two opposing raised edges extending a generally identical distance above and below the surfaces. A first cloth layer assemblage has a thickness generally equal to the previously-defined identical distance and is superimposed on the first surface between the raised edges. A second cloth layer assemblage is generally identical to the first cloth layer assemblage and is superimposed on the second surface between the raised edges. 5 figs.

Bagepalli, B.S.; Aksit, M.F.; Farrell, T.R.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

226

UL Press Release regarding E85 gaskets and seals  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

MEDIA CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Hirschmugl Global Media Relations Supervisor Underwriters Laboratories Phone: +1 847 830-1404 E-mail: Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com PRESS RELEASE Underwriters Laboratories now accepting certification investigation requests for gaskets and seals for use with E85 motor vehicle fuels UL on track to accept E85 dispenser products for testing by year-end 2007 NORTHBROOK, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2007) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced today that it will accept requests for certification investigations for gaskets and seals for use with concentrated ethanol-blended fuels such as E85. In order to develop the requirements that will be used for certification, UL conducted a gasket and seal ethanol-blended fuel compatibility research program. The objective of this research was to subject various materials to a variety of test

227

Low Cost, Durable Seal George M. Roberts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

amenable to high volume manufacture of PEM cell stacks. DOE Targets/Goals/Objectives Project Goal environments · Silicones are known to breakdown and migrate to adjacent fuel cell components potentially Sources 127 (2004) 222-229 Accelerated testing under fuel cell conditions 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

228

Ceramic tube seals cut heat loss, achieve six month payback  

SciTech Connect

The methane reformer at the Celanese Chemical Company's Bishop, TX plant operates at approximately 1900/sup 0/F. The reformer has 32 tubes (9'' diameter) that pass through the firebox. Openings around the tubes measure 11'' in diameter to accommodate horizontal and vertical thermal expansion and movement as well as to facilitate tube removal. The gaps around the tubes permitted cool air to be drawn into the firebox (caused by slight negative pressure) and also allowed radiant heat to escape causing the reformer to operate at a lower than desired level of thermal efficiency. Celanese contracted to retrofit the old rigid firebrick roof in the methane reformer with a 10'' thick ceramic fiber module lining. The gaps around the tubes were sealed by using a special tube seal made from Nextel woven ceramic fiber fabric, a 1984 CHEMICAL PROCESSING Vaaler Award winner (Mid-November 1984, p.52). The Nextel fabric used in this application is a heat resistant textile that has a continuous use temperature of 2200/sup 0/F - well above the 1900/sup 0/F operating temperature of the reformer. The tube seals have been working exactly as intended, verified by observation through inspection ports. Temperatures in the penthouse area above the roof dropped from 240/sup 0/F to 150/sup 0/F. The reduction in heat losses has been attributed to the elimination of the gaps around each tube by the seals and to the improved K-factor of the ceramic module lining. The tube seals have paid for themselves within six months of installation. At that time, the seal boots were inspected and showed no signs of wear. With these results, the improved efficiency of the methane reformer promises to yield additional economic benefits.

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1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Predicting the Performance of Edge Seal Materials for PV (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Edge seal materials were evaluated using a 100-nm film of Ca deposited on glass and laminated to another glass substrate. As moisture penetrates the package it converts the Ca metal to transparent CaOH2 giving a clear indication of the depth to which moisture has entered. Using this method, we have exposed test samples to a variety of temperature and humidity conditions ranging from 45C and 10% RH up to 85C and 85% RH, to ultraviolet radiation and to mechanical stress. We are able to show that edge seal materials are capable of keeping moisture away from sensitive cell materials for the life of a module.

Kempe, M.; Panchagade, D.; Dameron, A.; Reese, M.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system  

SciTech Connect

A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The transition duct further includes an interface member for interfacing with a turbine section. The turbine system further includes a flexible metallic seal contacting the interface member to provide a seal between the interface member and the turbine section.

Flanagan, James Scott; LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott; McMahan, Kevin Weston; Dillard, Daniel Jackson; Pentecost, Ronnie Ray

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

231

Effects of mineral fillers in slurry seal mixtures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. 48 2. 12 2. 19 2. 22 2. 23 1. 46 2. 12 2. 21 2. 25 2. 26 36. 8 9. 4 6. 4 5. 1 4. 7 37. 6 8. 6 5. 6 3. 8 3. 4 egased on computed maximum theoretical specific gravity ~ 2. 34 After compaction the specimens were measured for density... 1 Young Wet Track Abrasion Device. Page . 18 2 Aggregate Gradation. . 3 Mineral Piller Gradation. . 26 . 28 4 Sketch of Typical Specimen. . 5 Slurry Seal Test Specimen - Excellent 6 Slurry Seal Test Specimen - Unsatisfactory. . 7 Slurry...

Harper, William Joe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

232

Rotordynamic evaluation of hybrid damper seals with metal mesh elements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

photograph of the test rig is shown in Figure 7. It consists of live main components: 1. the seal housing, 2. thc rotor, 3. the bearing support 4. the air turbine drive and 5. the electric motor, IIs , l& Figure 7t Photograph of the Rotating Test Rig... photograph of the test rig is shown in Figure 7. It consists of live main components: 1. the seal housing, 2. thc rotor, 3. the bearing support 4. the air turbine drive and 5. the electric motor, IIs , l& Figure 7t Photograph of the Rotating Test Rig...

Bhamidipati, Laxmi Narasimha Kameswara Sarma

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

233

Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

International) AG, TruSeal Technologies Edgetech GlasslamSeals, Science and Technology of Building Seals, Sealants,of Canada, Construction Technology Update no. 58 (2003) 1-4.

Bergh, Sofie Van Den

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Rotordynamics/discharge water-hammer coupling via seals in pump rotordynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is conducted in XLTRC2. Seal clearances and the reaction force angle are found to be important in shifting natural frequencies and damping. The sub-synchronous instability observed in field is duplicated successfully with double-clearance seals....

Zhang, Kaikai

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

235

Exploring the mechanisms critical to the operation of metal face seals through modeling and experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis aims to explore operation mechanisms of a special type of mechanical face seals: the flexible metal-to-metal face seal (FMMFS). Unique features of the FMMFS include much more flexibility in the circumferential ...

Wang, Yong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Manufacturing of lab-on-a-chip devices : characterizing seals for on-board reagent delivery  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The reagent delivery mechanism in a point-of-care, HIV diagnostic, microfluidic device is studied. Reagents held in an aluminum pack are released on the opening of a fluidic seal. Fluidic seals, controlling the flow of ...

Inamdar, Tejas Satish

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Identification of dynamic force coefficients of a labyrinth and gas damper seal using impact load excitations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and the seal displacement and acceleration time responses in two orthogonal directions are measured. A frequency domain parameter identification procedure allows the determination of the seals' dynamic force coefficients over a frequency range. Tests are made...

Ransom, David Lawrence

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Chip Seals for Asphalt Concrete Pavements: A Proposed Emulsion Residue Specification and Existing Pavement Texture Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chip seals are a pavement surface treatment used for maintaining asphalt concrete pavements. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 14-17 was performed to produce a national Chip Seal Manual which would consolidate the best...

Hoyt, Denise

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

239

Design and modelling of a new form-fill-seal process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

intermittent sealing mechanism pouch advance mechanism filling and air blowing mechanism control system 16 19 21 24 26 28 IV DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR A PROTOTYPE MACHINE 33 The The The The The The tube feeding mechanism continuous sealing... mechanism intermittent sealing mechanism pouch advance mechanism filling and air blowing mechanism control system 33 34 36 36 38 39 CHAPTER V MODELLING OF THE FORM-FILL-SEAL Page PROCESS COMPONENTS 45 The drive motor and feed back The strip...

Kalamdani, Rajeev Satyabodh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

240

Large scale test rig for flow visualization and leakage measurement of labyrinth seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

number. Heffner (1959) measured the leakage rates of air through stationary true size labyrinth seals with the goal of predicting leakage rates for new seal designs through correlation charts developed from his investigation. Leakage resistance... geometries and land surfaces with the objective of obtaining optimized seal design criteria. The test rig utilized a flat two-dimensional stationary seal with a radial clearance-to-width ratio of approximately 100:1 to reduce wall end effects. Air...

Broussard, Daniel Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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241

NOAA | AFSC | NMML Harbor Seals in Tidewater Glacial Fiords in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

John Jansen National Marine Mammal Laboratory NOAA Fisheries Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking responded similarly J. K. Jansen et al. 2010. Reaction of harbor seals to cruise ships. Journal of Wildlife of ships May June July #12;NOAA | AFSC | NMML Space-Time Regression Model Ver Hoef, J. M., and J. K. Jansen

242

INCREASED FOOD AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF LACTATING NORTHERN FUR SEALS,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

respectively. Fish accounted for 66.4% of food biomass (69.4% of total energy consumption); squidINCREASED FOOD AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF LACTATING NORTHERN FUR SEALS, CALWRHINUS URSINUS MICHAEL A on ter- restrial mammals have specifically shown increased energy consumption by lactating females

243

EFFECTS OF NOISE ON SEALS AND SEA LIONS: LABORATORY APPROACHES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

169 EFFECTS OF NOISE ON SEALS AND SEA LIONS: LABORATORY APPROACHES DAVID KASTAK Long Marine, and the evolutionary hiology of marine carnivores in general. Newer, more rapid technologies and psychophysical pinniped subjects reside at Long Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where

Reichmuth, Colleen

244

WIPP shaft seal system parameters recommended to support compliance calculations  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy plans to dispose of transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which is sited in southeastern New Mexico. The WIPP disposal facility is located approximately 2,150 feet (650 m) below surface in the bedded halite of the Salado Formation. Prior to initiation of disposal activities, the Department of Energy must demonstrate that the WIPP will comply with all regulatory requirements. Applicable regulations require that contaminant releases from the WIPP remain below specified levels for a period of 10,000 years. To demonstrate that the WIPP will comply with these regulations, the Department of Energy has requested that Sandia National Laboratories develop and implement a comprehensive performance assessment of the WIPP repository for the regulatory period. This document presents the conceptual model of the shaft sealing system to be implemented in performance assessment calculations conducted in support of the Compliance Certification Application for the WIPP. The model was developed for use in repository-scale calculations and includes the seal system geometry and materials to be used in grid development as well as all parameters needed to describe the seal materials. These calculations predict the hydrologic behavior of the system. Hence conceptual model development is limited to those processes that could impact the fluid flow through the seal system.

Hurtado, L.D.; Knowles, M.K. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kelley, V.A.; Jones, T.L.; Ogintz, J.B. [INTERA Inc., Austin, TX (United States); Pfeifle, T.W. [RE/SPEC, Inc., Rapid City, SD (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Leak-rate of seals: effective medium theory and comparison with experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Seals are extremely useful devices to prevent fluid leakage. We present an effective medium theory of the leak-rate of rubber seals, which is based on a recently developed contact mechanics theory. We compare the theory with experimental results for seals consisting of silicon rubber in contact with sandpaper and sand-blasted PMMA surfaces.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2009-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Aquatic Mammals 2003, 29.2, 202213 Acoustic communication ranges for northern elephant seals  

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Aquatic Mammals 2003, 29.2, 202­213 Acoustic communication ranges for northern elephant seals communication range estimates for four northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) vocalization types and lower limit of auditory lter widths for the northern elephant seal auditory system. Signal de- tection

Reichmuth, Colleen

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Effects of prolonged fasting on plasma cortisol and TH in postweaned northern elephant seal pups  

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Effects of prolonged fasting on plasma cortisol and TH in postweaned northern elephant seal pups of prolonged fasting on plasma cortisol and TH in postweaned northern elephant seal pups. Am J Physiol Reg- ulatory Integrative Comp Physiol 280: R790­R795, 2001.--Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris

Ortiz, Rudy M.

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An introduction to API 682 shaft sealing for centrifugal and rotary pumps  

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Seal failures in refineries represents between 5,000 and 10,000 dollars in maintenance costs. The lack of an industry standard approach has resulted in high-stocking cost, high maintenance costs, and complicated populations of seals. The API has offered API 682, Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps. This report discusses the benefits of API 682.

Dufour, J.W. [Amoco Oil Company, Chicago, IL (United States); Jones, R.L. [Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PAHs And Parking Lots: A Field Study on PAHs Exported From Sealed and Unsealed Parking  

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2010 3.08 51.2 58.3 27.8 1.58 95.7 89.6 9.96 #12;10 4% of surface sealed 109-162 mg/kg (Gravel Wetland/kg (Bioretention) #12;Stormwater sediments (16PAH): Unsealed area sealed 100 mg/kg 100% sealed 1

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3-D laser doppler velocimeter measurements of eccentric annular and labyrinth seals  

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as would be expected. Instead the maximum a)axial velocities are seen on the pressure side of the seals at the inlet but migrates to the suction side of the seal at the exit. The magnitude of this migration is dependent upon the seal eccentricity...

Das, Purandar Gururaj

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Rotary seal with enhanced lubrication and contaminant flushing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A resilient, ring shaped interference-type hydrodynamic rotary seal having waves on the lubricant side which provide increased film thickness and flushing action by creating contact pressure induced angulated restrictions formed by abrupt restrictive diverters. The angulated restrictions are defined by projecting ridges, corners at the trailing edge of the waves, or simply by use of a converging shape at the trailing edge of the waves which is more abrupt than the gently converging hydrodynamic inlet shape at the leading edge of the waves. The abrupt restrictive diverter performs two functions; a restricting function and a diverting function. The angulated restrictions cause a local film thickness restriction which produces a damming effect preventing a portion of the lubricant from leaking out of the dynamic sealing interface at the trailing edge of the wave, and results in a much thicker lubricant film thickness under the waves. This contributes to more film thickness in the remainder of the dynamic sealing interface toward the environment because film thickness tends to decay gradually rather than abruptly due to the relative stiffness of the seal material. Because of the angle of the abrupt restrictive diverter relative to the relative rotation direction, in conjunction with the restriction or damming effect, a strong diverting action is produced which pumps lubricant across the dynamic sealing interface toward the environment. The lubricant diversion is caused by the component of the rotational velocity tangent to the abrupt restrictive diverter. The component of rotational velocity normal to the abrupt restrictive diverter causes a portion of the lubricant film to be pumped past the abrupt restrictive diverter, thereby assuring adequate lubrication thereof.

Dietle, Lannie L. (Sugar Land, TX)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation of the Integrity of Cemented Casing Seals with Application to Salt Cavern Sealing and Abandonment  

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This research project was pursued in three key areas. (1) Salt permeability testing under complex stress states; (2) Hydraulic and mechanical integrity investigations of the well casing shoe through benchscale testing; and (3) Geomechanical modeling of the fluid/salt hydraulic and mechanical interaction of a sealed cavern.

Pfeifle, T.W.; Mellegard, K.D.; Skaug, N.T.; Bruno, M.S.

2001-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Status of Pacemaker Power Sources  

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After years during which pacers of very similar design and capabilities were provided by a small number of manufacturers, many different lithium, halogen, rechargeable, and nuclear power sources are now available. The variety of chemistries, methods of construction, and sealing techniques used in the batteries of the different manufacturers is almost unlimited. This has made it necessary for physicians who implant and follow pacers to acquire a general knowledge of the field if they are to make an informed choice of pacemaker power source for implantation and if they are to manage recalls with a minimum of patient and physician trauma. More experience is required before it can be definitely determined which of the new pacer power sources will prove superior, but when coupled with well-designed, hermetically sealed pulse generators, all are capable of providing continuous pacing for at least 5 years and the 10-year pacemaker is now a probability.

G. Frank O. Tyers; Robert R. Brownlee

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Interactions between Aegean Seals and Other Minoan-Mycenaean Art Forms"  

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-CLAUDE POURSAT BEIHEFT 5 Sceaux Minoens et Myc6niens Redaktion Walter Mriller INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AEGEAN SEALS AND OTHER MINOAN-MYCENAEAN ART FORMS JouN G. YouNcpR Most scholars use seals as comparanda, especially when discussing iconography. But few have.... HMs Heraklion Museum, sealing inventory no. NMA National Museum Athens, inventory no. ShGr Shaft Grave .] R A.Higgins, CIR 30, 1980, 161: "In spite of (seal-engraving's) small scale, this was the great Minoan art 2 J. Makkay, Early Starnp Seals...

Mycenaean

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wafer-level packaging with compression-controlled seal ring bonding  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device may be provided in a sealed package by aligning a seal ring provided on a first surface of a first semiconductor wafer in opposing relationship with a seal ring that is provided on a second surface of a second semiconductor wafer and surrounds a portion of the second wafer that contains the device. Forcible movement of the first and second wafer surfaces toward one another compresses the first and second seal rings against one another. A physical barrier against the movement, other than the first and second seal rings, is provided between the first and second wafer surfaces.

Farino, Anthony J

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory versus experiment of the rotordynamic and leakage characteristics of smooth annular bushing oil seals  

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) ANGULAR CONTACT BALL BEARING TEST ROTOR HUB SEALINSERT SEAL HOUSING (END CAP) PRELOAD SPRING VACUUM SEAL ANNULAR BUSHING OIL-SEAL TEST RIG AIR TURBINE MOUNTING BASE HYDRAULIC SHAKER LOCATING SLEEVE MOUNTING BRACKET TEST OIL OUT LOCK NUT TEST... OIL OUT PULLEY AIR BUFFER SEAL AIR BUFFER SEAL 8 17,000 rpm. The test shaft is made from stainless steel and machined to a precise diameter of 116.84 mm [4.6 in ] at the test section. It is supported on the pedestals through angular contact ball...

Culotta, Vittorio G.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of experimental and theoretical results for rotordynamic coefficients for labyrinth gas seals  

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. It provides answer s for the following questions: 1) How is the static position of the seal rotor controlled? 2) How is the dynamic motion of the rotor executed and contr oiled? 3) How is compressed air obtained and supplied to the apparatus, and how... is the pressure ratio acr oss the seal controlled? N) How is the incoming air prerotated before it enters the seal? 5) How are the seal rotor and stator mounted and replaced? 6) How is the seal rotor driven (rotated)? Recalling the rotordynamic...

Scharrer, Joseph Kirk

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating Low Temperature Properties of Rubber Seals - 13020  

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To achieve the required tightness levels of containers for low and intermediate level radioactive wastes rubbers are widely applied as main sealing materials. The save encapsulation of the radioactive container contents has to be guaranteed according to legislation and appropriate guidelines for long storage periods as well as down to temperatures of -40 deg. C during transportation. Therefore the understanding of failure mechanisms that lead to leakage at low temperatures is of high importance. It is known that the material properties of rubbers are strongly influenced by temperature. At low temperatures this is caused by the rubber-glass transition (abbr. glass transition). During continuous cooling the material changes from rubber-like entropy-elastic to stiff energy-elastic behaviour, that allows nearly no strain or retraction. Therefore, rubbers are normally used above their glass transition but the minimum working temperature limit is not defined precisely, what can cause problems during application. The temperature range where full functionality is possible is strongly dependent on the application conditions and the material. For this investigation mainly ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) and fluorocarbon rubbers (FKM) were selected as they are often used for radioactive waste containers. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) are typically used for the determination of the temperature range of the glass transition process. The standardized compression set measurement according to ISO 815 is common for investigation of rubber sealing materials as the test simulates the seal behaviour after release. To reduce the test time of the standard tests a faster technique giving the same information was developed. Additionally, the breakdown temperature of the sealing function of complete O-ring seals is measured in a component test setup to compare it with the results of the other tests. The experimental setup is capable of measuring the leakage rate at low temperatures by the pressure rise method. A model was developed that allows calculating the minimum working temperature limit of a seal by combining the results of the applied methods. (authors)

Jaunich, M.; Wolff, D.; Stark, W. [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 87, 12203 Berlin (Germany)] [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 87, 12203 Berlin (Germany)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KORONA; An intense sealed-tube 14-MeV neutron generator  

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This paper describes a sealed-tube, high-current, low-energy accelerator (190 kV, 150 mA) in operation at the GKSS Research Center since 1981. The deuterium-tritium reaction yields a total source strength of 3 {times} 10 {sup 12} n/s. The neutron flux in the center of the hollow cylinder target is {approx} 3 {times} 10 n/cm{sup 2} {center dot} s in a 4-cm{sup 3} volume. Numerous 14-MeV neutron reaction cross sections have been determined with satisfactory accuracy; however, the system has been mainly used for neutron activation analysis. To predict the gamma-ray activity of any element after short-term irradiation with 14-MeV neutrons, a sensitivity study was performed, which proved to be a useful tool for analyzing complex spectra.

Pepelnik, R.; Fanger, H.U.; Michaelis, W. (GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Inst. fur Physik, Postfach 1160, D-2054 Geesthacht (DE))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporation and distribution of rhenium in a borosilicate glass melt heat treated in a sealed ampoule  

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We investigated a mass balance of rhenium (used as a surrogate for technetium-99) in a borosilicate glass that was mixed with excess Re source (KReO4) beyond its solubility and heat treated in a vacuum-sealed fused silica ampoule. Distribution of Re in the bulk of the glass, in a salt phase formed on the melt surface, and in condensate material deposited on the ampoule wall was evaluated to understand the Re migration into different phases during the reaction between the molten glass and KReO4. The information gained from this study will contribute to an effort to understand the mechanism of technetium retention in or escape from glass melt during early stages of glass batch melting, which is a goal of the present series of studies.

Kim, Dong-Sang; Schweiger, Michael J.

2013-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature performance evaluation of a hypersonic engine ceramic wafer seal  

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Leakage rates of an innovative hypersonic engine seal were measured using a specially developed static high temperature seal test fixture at NASA Lewis Research Center. The three foot long structural panel-edge seal is designed to minimize leakage of high temperature, high pressure gases past the movable panels of advanced ramjet/scramjet engines. The seal is made of a stack of precision machined ceramic wafer pieces that are inserted into a closely conforming seal channel in the movable engine panel. The wafer seal accommodates the significant distortions in the adjacent engine walls through relative sliding between adjacent wafers. Seal leakage rates are presented for engine simulated air temperatures up to 1350F and for engine pressures up to 100 psi. Leakage rates are also presented for the seal, sealing both a flat wall condition, and an engine simulated distorted wall condition in which the distortion was 0.15 in. in only an 18 in. span. Seal leakage rates were low, meeting an industry-established tentative leakage limit for all combinations of temperature, pressure, and wall conditions considered. Comparisons are made between the measured leakage rates and leakage rates predicted using a seal leakage model developed from externally-pressurized gas film bearing theory.

Steinetz, B.M.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements Studies show that duct air leakage results in major energy losses. A ll versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) require ducts, air handlers, filter boxes, and air cavities used as ducts to be sealed, and reference Chapter 16 of the International Residential Code for details on air sealing. This sealing is required on all ducts and other air distribution components regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the conditioned living space. For single-family homes and other low-rise residential buildings, the 2009 and 2012 IECC have duct insulation and sealing requirements in Section 403.2. Both codes require insulation

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RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical  

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RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. RedSeal's core technology is the ability to understand the access control of the network as a whole - not simply the behavior of a single device. RedSeal analyzes the interactions of firewalls, routers and load balancers network wide to determine the traffic allowed between every two points. RedSeal Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. More Documents & Publications Southern Company: DOE Smart Grid RFI Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Comments on Smart Grid RFI

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Compilation of current literature on seals, closures, and leakage for radioactive material packagings  

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This report presents an overview of the features that affect the sealing capability of radioactive material packagings currently certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The report is based on a review of current literature on seals, closures, and leakage for radioactive material packagings. Federal regulations that relate to the sealing capability of radioactive material packagings, as well as basic equations for leakage calculations and some of the available leakage test procedures are presented. The factors which affect the sealing capability of a closure, including the properties of the sealing surfaces, the gasket material, the closure method and the contents are discussed in qualitative terms. Information on the general properties of both elastomer and metal gasket materials and some specific designs are presented. A summary of the seal material, closure method, and leakage tests for currently certified packagings with large diameter seals is provided. 18 figs., 9 tabs.

Warrant, M.M.; Ottinger, C.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magical Seals, Secure Voting Machines, and Other Fantasies  

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Magical Seals, Magical Seals, Secure Voting Machines, and Other Fantasies Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP Jon S. Warner, Ph.D. Vulnerability Assessment Team! Argonne National Laboratory! ! ! 630-252-6168 rogerj@anl.gov http://www.ne.anl.gov/capabilities/vat! Invited Talk for the Election Verification Network Meeting, Chicago, March 24-26, 2011 Argonne National Laboratory ~$738 million annual budget 1500 acres, 3400 employees, 4400 facility users, 1500 students R&D and technical assistance for government & industry Sponsors * DHS * DoD * DOS * IAEA * Euratom * DOE/NNSA * private companies * intelligence agencies * public interest organizations The VAT has done detailed vulnerability assessments on hundreds of different security

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Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles  

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2414 2414 1 Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles M. P. Modera, O. Brzozowski ** , F. R. Carrié * , D. J. Dickerhoff, W. W. Delp, W. J. Fisk, R. Levinson, D. Wang Abstract Electricity energy savings potential by eliminating air leakage from ducts in large commercial buildings is on the order of 10 kWh/m 2 per year (1 kWh/ft 2 ). We have tested, in two large commercial buildings, a new technology that simultaneously seals duct leaks and measures effective leakage area of ducts. The technology is based upon injecting a fog of aerosolized sealant particles into a pressurized duct system. In brief, this process involves blocking all of the intentional openings in a duct system (e.g., diffusers). Therefore, when the system is pressurized, the only place for the air carrying the aerosol

267

Turbocharger with variable nozzle having vane sealing surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A variable nozzle for a turbocharger includes a plurality of vanes rotatably mounted on a nozzle ring and disposed in a nozzle flow path defined between the nozzle ring and an opposite nozzle wall. Either or both of the faces of the nozzle ring and nozzle wall include(s) at least one step that defines sealing surfaces positioned to be substantially abutted by airfoil surfaces of the vanes in the closed position of the vanes and to be spaced from the airfoil surfaces in positions other than the closed position. This substantial abutment between the airfoil surfaces and the sealing surfaces serves to substantially prevent exhaust gas from leaking past the ends of the airfoil portions. At the same time, clearances between the nozzle ring face and the end faces of the airfoil portions can be sufficiently large to prevent binding of the vanes under all operating conditions.

Arnold, Philippe (Hennecourt, FR); Petitjean, Dominique (Julienrupt, FR); Ruquart, Anthony (Thaon les Vosges, FR); Dupont, Guillaume (Thaon les Vosges, FR); Jeckel, Denis (Thaon les Vosges, FR)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature hermetic sealing of optical fiber components  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for manufacturing low-temperature hermetically sealed optical fi components is provided. The method comprises the steps of: inserting an optical fiber into a housing, the optical fiber having a glass core, a glass cladding and a protective buffer layer disposed around the core and cladding; heating the housing to a predetermined temperature, the predetermined temperature being below a melting point for the protective buffer layer and above a melting point of a solder; placing the solder in communication with the heated housing to allow the solder to form an eutectic and thereby fill a gap between the interior of the housing and the optical fiber; and cooling the housing to allow the solder to form a hermetic compression seal between the housing and the optical fiber.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Centerville, OH)

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Low pressure cooling seal system for a gas turbine engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low pressure cooling system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids at low pressure, such as at ambient pressure, through at least one cooling fluid supply channel and into a cooling fluid mixing chamber positioned immediately downstream from a row of turbine blades extending radially outward from a rotor assembly to prevent ingestion of hot gases into internal aspects of the rotor assembly. The low pressure cooling system may also include at least one bleed channel that may extend through the rotor assembly and exhaust cooling fluids into the cooling fluid mixing chamber to seal a gap between rotational turbine blades and a downstream, stationary turbine component. Use of ambient pressure cooling fluids by the low pressure cooling system results in tremendous efficiencies by eliminating the need for pressurized cooling fluids for sealing this gap.

Marra, John J

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot compression process for making edge seals for fuel cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hot compression process for forming integral edge seals in anode and cade assemblies wherein the assemblies are made to a nominal size larger than a finished size, beads of AFLAS are applied to a band adjacent the peripheral margins on both sides of the assemblies, the assemblies are placed in a hot press and compressed for about five minutes with a force sufficient to permeate the peripheral margins with the AFLAS, cooled and cut to finished size.

Dunyak, Thomas J. (Blacksburg, VA); Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotordynamic characteritics of incompressible-flow labyrinth seals  

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in labyrinth seals, neglecting the circumferential flow component. Kostyuk (1972) performed the first comprehensive analysis, but neglected the circumferential change in area due to the rotor eccentricity which is responsible for the relation between cross...-coupled forces as parallel rotor displacements take place. Iwatsubo (1980) considered a time dependent area change, but neglected the area derivative in the circumferential direction. Vance and Murphy (1980) extended Alford's analysis to compressible- flow...

Ghali, Anupama

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and conservation of Antarctic seals and seabirds: a review  

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Present threats to Antarctic seabirds and seals when ashore include disturbance and habitat destruction and serious predation by introduced rats and cats at sub-Antarctic islands. In the marine environment threats are posed by pesticides (widespread but at low levels), pollution (mainly a potential problem associated with oil exploration), incidental takes and competition with commercial fisheries, which is reviewed in detail. Even in areas where harvesting of fish may be exceeding sustainable yield, predator-prey interaction data are inadequate to assess the level, or significance, of the effect on predators. Present krill harvests are small but likely to increase, especially in favored areas; species of potential vulnerability are noted. Existing legislation offers excellent protection for wildlife, but formally protected areas by no means cover the major breeding concentrations of seabirds and especially seals in all sectors and zones. There is a need for a comprehensive review, which in some areas will require extensive survey work. Programs for the control and elimination of alien predators need proper planning and major support. Marine reserves may be of limited benefit to pelagic seals and seabirds, and further research in some key areas is needed. Realistic environmental impact assessments will require more detailed information on predator distribution and movements than is available now; appropriate surveys and research need starting. Sensitive management of marine fisheries is difficult with the present level of quantitative data on predator-prey interactions. Difficulties in monitoring aspects of predator biology as indices of the state of prey stocks are reviewed.

Croxall, J.P.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thulium-170 heat source  

SciTech Connect

An isotopic heat source is formed using stacks of thin individual layers of a refractory isotopic fuel, preferably thulium oxide, alternating with layers of a low atomic weight diluent, preferably graphite. The graphite serves several functions: to act as a moderator during neutron irradiation, to minimize bremsstrahlung radiation, and to facilitate heat transfer. The fuel stacks are inserted into a heat block, which is encased in a sealed, insulated and shielded structural container. Heat pipes are inserted in the heat block and contain a working fluid. The heat pipe working fluid transfers heat from the heat block to a heat exchanger for power conversion. Single phase gas pressure controls the flow of the working fluid for maximum heat exchange and to provide passive cooling.

Walter, C.E.; Van Konynenburg, R.; VanSant, J.H.

1990-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Thulium-170 heat source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An isotopic heat source is formed using stacks of thin individual layers of a refractory isotopic fuel, preferably thulium oxide, alternating with layers of a low atomic weight diluent, preferably graphite. The graphite serves several functions: to act as a moderator during neutron irradiation, to minimize bremsstrahlung radiation, and to facilitate heat transfer. The fuel stacks are inserted into a heat block, which is encased in a sealed, insulated and shielded structural container. Heat pipes are inserted in the heat block and contain a working fluid. The heat pipe working fluid transfers heat from the heat block to a heat exchanger for power conversion. Single phase gas pressure controls the flow of the working fluid for maximum heat exchange and to provide passive cooling.

Walter, Carl E. (Pleasanton, CA); Van Konynenburg, Richard (Livermore, CA); VanSant, James H. (Tracy, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and application of the Remotely Monitored Sealing Array (RMSA).  

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Advanced sealing technologies are often an integral part of a containment surveillance (CS) approach to detect undeclared diversion of nuclear materials. As adversarial capabilities continue to advance, the sophistication of the seal design must advance as well. The intelligent integration of security concepts into a physical technology used to seal monitored items is a fundamental requirement for secure containment. Seals have a broad range of capabilities. These capabilities must be matched appropriately to the application to establish the greatest effectiveness from the seal. However, many current seal designs and their application fail to provide the high confidence of detection and timely notification that can be appreciated with new technology. Additionally, as monitoring needs rapidly expand, out-pacing budgets, remote monitoring of low-cost autonomous sealing technologies becomes increasingly appealing. The Remotely Monitored Sealing Array (RMSA) utilizes this technology and has implemented cost effective security concepts establishing the high confidence that is expected of active sealing technology today. RMSA is a system of relatively low-cost but secure active loop seals for the monitoring of nuclear material containers. The sealing mechanism is a fiber optic loop that is pulsed using a low-power LED circuit with a coded signal to verify integrity. Battery life is conserved by the use of sophisticated power management techniques, permitting many years of reliable operation without battery replacement or other maintenance. Individual seals communicate by radio using a secure transmission protocol using either of two specially designated communication frequency bands. Signals are encrypted and authenticated by private key, established during the installation procedure, and the seal bodies feature both active and passive tamper indication. Seals broadcast to a central 'translator' from which information is both stored locally and/or transmitted remotely for review. The system is especially appropriate for nuclear material storage facilities, indoor or outdoor, enabling remote inspection of status rather than tedious individual seal verification, and without the need for interconnected cabling. A handheld seal verifier is also available for an inspector to verify any particular individual seal in close proximity. This paper will discuss the development of the RMSA sealing system, its capabilities, its application philosophy, and projected future trends.

Schoeneman, Barry Dale; Stein, Marius (Canberra, USA); Wishard, B. (International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria)

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Romanian Experience in The Conditioning of Radium Sources  

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Ra{sup 226} first radionuclide separated from pitchblende in 1898 by Pierre and Marie Curie was successfully used in medicine, industry as in other fields being the only one available radionuclide till 1940 when were produced other radionuclides in accelerators. On long term the use of Ra{sup 226} sealed sources are not any more safe due to: the high specific activity, long half live, decays in Rn{sup 226} gas which increases the internal pressure of capsule leading in time to the leakage, the salts as raw materials from which the sealed sources are manufactured are soluble, there is a leak of information and records on the manufacture and operation. Based on this consideration in Romania regulatory authority did not authorized any more the use of these sealed sources [1]. The paper presents some aspects from Romanian experience related to the collection and conditioning of radium sealed sources. Data relating the radium inventory as well as the arrangements made in order to create a workshop for the conditioning of radium sources are presented. (authors)

Dogaru, Gh.; Dragolici, F.; Rotarescu, Gh.; Nicu, M. [National Institute for Research and Development of Physics and Nuclear Engineering - Horia, Hulubei, Ilfov (Romania)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repository sealing plan for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project, fiscal years 1984 through 1990  

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This report presents a plan to develop acceptable sealing methods for a prospective nuclear waste repository in unsaturated tuff in Yucca Mountain, which is on and adjacent to the Nevada Test Site. Sealing is the permanent closure of the underground facility, shafts, ramps, and boreholes. Questiona associated with the performance of the sealing system form the basis for this plan. Tasks that contribute to the resolution of these questions and support the documentation required for the construction authorization application are proposed. The approach to answering the performance-related questions is divided into six steps: (1) assess the need for sealing, (2) define the design requirements, (3) measure the material properties, (4) assess the performance of sealing designs, (5) perform laboratory analyses and field testing, and (6) reassess the performance of sealing designs. Organization of the tasks supporting each step is illustrated by detailed work-flow diagrams.

Fernandez, J.A.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of Low-Cost Integrated Composite Seal for SOFC: Materials and Design Methodologies  

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This report summarizes the work conducted by UConn SOFC seal development team during the Phase I program and no cost extension. The work included composite seal sample fabrication, materials characterizations, leak testing, mechanical strength testing, chemical stability study and acoustic-based diagnostic methods. Materials characterization work revealed a set of attractive material properties including low bulk permeability, high electrical resistivity, good mechanical robustness. Composite seal samples made of a number of glasses and metallic fillers were tested for sealing performance under steady state and thermal cycling conditions. Mechanical testing included static strength (pull out) and interfacial fracture toughness measurements. Chemically stability study evaluated composite seal material stability after aging at 800 C for 168 hrs. Acoustic based diagnostic test was conducted to help detect and understand the micro-cracking processes during thermal cycling test. The composite seal concept was successfully demonstrated and a set of material (coating composition & fillers) were identified to have excellent thermal cycling performance.

Xinyu Huang; Kristoffer Ridgeway; Srivatsan Narasimhan; Serg Timin; Wei Huang; Didem Ozevin; Ken Reifsnider

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotordynamic coefficients and leakage flow of parallel-grooved liquid-seals  

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to account for the circumferential flow in the grooves. Childs' (1987) method for determining Hirs' empirical coefficients from static test data. for seals with smooth rotors and homogeneously roughened stators has been modified to be consistent... flow by roughening the stator surface. In addition, the rotor forces determined from seal analysis are effected by the circumferential grooves in the stator. From a rotordynamics viewpoint, seal analysis has the objective of predicting...

Kilgore, James Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Air Sealing Mechanical Closets in Slab-On-Grade Homes  

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This measure guideline describes covers two fundamental retrofit strategies for air sealing around air handling systems that are located within the living space in an enclosed closet: one in which all of the equipment is removed and being replaced, and a closet where the equipment is to remain and existing conditions are sealed. It includes the design and installation details necessary to effectively seal the air handler closet and central return system to maximize the efficiency and safety of the space conditioning system.

Dickson, B.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new, efficient computational model for the prediction of fluid seal flowfields  

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labyrinth cavity inlet Mach number to the pressure drop for that particular cavity. SIM predicts the leakage within 3. 1 to 5. 2 % of the sir leakage measurements of Childs (1986). Although PRELIM and SIM both predict the leakage through seals quite... and radi6 velocity cells and (b) pressure cells. . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Schematic of labyrinth seal showing location of upstream, inlet, and downstream pressures, exit Mach number and upstream temperature 17 Generic seal showing distances...

Hibbs, Robert Irwin

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

seca-core-tech-sofc-seal-meeting | netl.doe.gov  

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Core Technology Program - SOFC Seal Meeting July 8-9, 2003 Table of Contents Disclaimer Papers and Presentations Overviews Sandia Capabilities SBIR Projects IssuesRequirements...

283

Experimental and numerical simulation of dissolution and precipitation: Implications for fracture sealing at Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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FRACTURE SEALING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA Patrick F. Dobsonpotential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, would reducewas flowed through crushed Yucca Mountain tuff at 94C. The

Dobson, Patrick F.; Kneafsey, Timothy J.; Sonnenthal, Eric L.; Spycher, Nicolas; Apps, John A.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

REGULATION OF LIPID METABOLISM AND MILK LIPID CONTENT IN NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS.  

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??Animals that fast depend on mobilizing lipid stores to power metabolism. Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) incorporate extended fasting into several life history stages: post (more)

Fowler, Melinda Anne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Development of ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) coatings for multipurpose mechanical pump seals.  

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The reliability and performance of silicon carbide (SiC) shaft seals on multipurpose mechanical pumps are improved by applying a protective coating of ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD). UNCD exhibits extreme hardness (97 GPa), low friction (0.1 in air) and outstanding chemical resistance. Consequently, the application of UNCD coatings to multipurpose mechanical pump seals can reduce frictional energy losses and eliminate the downtime and hazardous emissions from seal failure and leakage. In this study, UNCD films were prepared by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition utilizing an argon/methane gas mixture. Prior to coating, the SiC seals were subjected to mechanical polishing using different grades of micron-sized diamond powder to produce different starting surfaces with well-controlled surface roughnesses. Following this roughening process, the seals were seeded by mechanical abrasion with diamond nanopowder, and subsequently coated with UNCD. The coated seals were subjected to dynamic wear testing performed at 3600 RPM and 100 psi for up to 10 days during which the seals were periodically removed and inspected. The UNCD-coated seals were examined using Raman microanalysis, scanning electron microscopy, optical profilometry, and adhesion testing before and after the wear testing. These analyses revealed that delamination of the UNCD films was prevented when the initial SiC seal surface had an initial roughness >0.1 {micro}m. In addition, the UNCD surfaces showed no measurable wear as compared to approximately 0.2 {micro}m of wear for the untreated SiC surfaces.

Kovalchenko, A. M.; Elam, J. W.; Erdemir, A.; Carlisle, J. A.; Auciello, O.; Libera, J. A.; Pellin, M. J.; Gruen, D. M.; Hryn, J. N. (Materials Science Division); (Georgia Inst. of Tech.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A comparison of experimental and theoretical results for labyrinth gas seals with honeycomb stators  

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) Seal reaction-force magnitude (E) Direct and cross-coupled stifFness coefficients (F/L) Pitch of seal strips (L) Leakage mass flow rate (M/Lt) Friction coefficients Fluid pressure (F/Ls) Gss constant for air (L /Tts) Radius of control volumes I... parameters for the analysis, and they include: I) pressure ratio across the seal, 2) prerotation of the incoming 6uid, 3) seal con6guration, and 4) rotor rotational speed. Pressure Ratio The inlet air pressure and attendant mass 6ow rate through...

Hawkins, Lawrence Allen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

287

Reactive air brazing: A novel method of sealing SOFCs and other solid-state electrochemical devices  

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High temperature electrochemical devices operate via an ion gradient that develops across a solid electrolyte; consequently, hermeticity across this membrane is paramount. Not only must the electrolyte contain no interconnected porosity, but it must be connected to device chassis with a gas-tight seal. Here we report a new method of brazing developed specifically for solid-state electrochemical applications. We demonstrate that the seal is hermetic and resistant to thermal aging, can be thermally cycled under rapid heating rates with no measurable loss in seal strength, and has shown promise in sealing full-size pSOFC components.

Weil, K. Scott; Kim, Jin Yong Y.; Hardy, John S.

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

288

The Subsistence Harvest of Northern Fur Seals St. George Island in 2010  

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.................................................................................................................... 6 By-products and Waste..................................... 7 Heat Strokes seals harvested, b) incidence of by-products and waste during the harvest process, c) the occurrence

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The Subsistence Harvest of Northern Fur Seals St. George Island in 2009  

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.................................................................................................................... 5 By-products and Waste..................................... 6 Heat Strokes seals harvested, b) incidence of by-products and waste during the harvest process, c) the occurrence

290

Tarmat behavior calculated for reservoir with sealing fault  

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The Minagish Oolite oil reservoir in Kuwait is one of many Middle East reservoirs characterized by the presence of a tarmat (heavy to tar-like crude) at the oil-water contact. Since a waterflood project is planned for the Minagish Oolite, which contains a radial pattern of faults, a study was made to consider tarmat behavior upon water injection below it when the injection well is located near a sealing fault. The study resulted in a technique to predict the time of tarmat breakdown, response time at the nearest observation well, and differential pressure at the tarmat anywhere in the reservoir.

Osman, M.E.S.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

SourceGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of  

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Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program SourceGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Other Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: minimum purchase of $40 Programmable Thermostats: 2 per account Insulation/Air Sealing: $300 Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnace: $200 - $300 Boiler: $150 Proper Sizing of Boiler/Furnace: $50 Hot Water Heater (Tank): $50 Hot Water Heater (Tankless): $300 Programmable Thermostat: $25 Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: $25 Insulation/Air Sealing: 30% of cost

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SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE FOR CERTAIN USERS OF SEALED SOURCES, SHORT HALF-LIFE MATERIALS,  

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authority with a minimum of: (1) a certification that no residual radioactive contamination attributable, AND SMALL QUANTITIES A large number of users of radioactive materials may use a simplified procedure that qualify for simplified decommissioning procedures are those where radioactive materials have been used

293

NETL: SECA Core Technology Program - SOFC Seal Meeting  

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SECA Core Technology Program - SOFC Seal Meeting SECA Core Technology Program - SOFC Seal Meeting July 8-9, 2003 Table of Contents Disclaimer Papers and Presentations Overviews Sandia Capabilities SBIR Projects Issues/Requirements Products Agenda [PDF-29KB] Participants [PDF-7KB] Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government or any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

294

Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies  

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Both rocksalt and shale lithologies are actively deformed in response to gravitational loads associated with deposition, and both form effective seals to petroleum and natural gas. Thus, the shapes of seal-forming units, and the nature of fractures and faults that may breach them depend upon either the mechanical properties of salt or those of shale, and the loading histories to which they have been subjected. The objectives of this research include the determination of the mechanical properties under controlled conditions of well-characterized shales, and the numerical modeling of rocksalt (and eventually shale) formations using laboratory-based rheologies. Progress has been made towards these goals over this project period, both in our experimental program on shale deformation and model development for the growth of salt diapirs. The mechanical anisotropy of an illite-bearing shale from Louisiana has been determined and related to the preferred orientation and distribution of clays. Its strength in the absence of pore fluids has been determined at confining pressures of up to 250 MPa and at high pressure we have investigated the effects of deformation rate and temperature. A numerical finite difference code has been developed to solve the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and validated using a two- layer linear viscous model for which analytic solutions are available. Although the code has only been validated for the linear viscous case, it is capable of solving for highly nonlinear constitutive laws as well as solving for arbitrary interfaces between the salt and overburden.

Kronenberg, A.K.; Russell, J.E.; Carter, N.L.; Ibanez, W.; Mazariegos, R.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Source Recertification, Refurbishment, and Transfer Logistics  

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The 2012 Gap Analysis of Department of Energy Radiological Sealed Sources, Standards, and Materials for Safeguards Technology Development [1] report, and the subsequent Reconciliation of Source Needs and Surpluses across the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory Complex [2] report, resulted in the identification of 33 requests for nuclear or radiological sealed sources for which there was potentially available, suitable material from within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex to fill the source need. Available, suitable material was defined by DOE laboratories as material slated for excess, or that required recertification or refurbishment before being used for safeguards technology development. This report begins by outlining the logistical considerations required for the shipment of nuclear and radiological materials between DOE laboratories. Then, because of the limited need for transfer of matching sources, the report also offers considerations for an alternative approach the shipment of safeguards equipment between DOE laboratories or technology testing centers. Finally, this report addresses repackaging needs for the two source requests for which there was available, suitable material within the DOE complex.

Gastelum, Zoe N.; Duckworth, Leesa L.; Greenfield, Bryce A.; Doll, Stephanie R.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Changes in seal capacity of fractured claystone caprocks induced by dissolved and gaseous CO2 seepage  

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Changes in seal capacity of fractured claystone caprocks induced by dissolved and gaseous CO2; accepted 17 June 2008; published 31 July 2008. [1] Claystone caprocks are often the ultimate seal for CO2 underground storage when residual CO2 gas reaches the reservoir top due to buoyancy. Permeability changes

Luquot, Linda

297

Rotordynamic evaluation of frequency dependent impedances of hole-pattern gas damper seals  

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with an exit-to-inlet pressure ratio of 40 % and 54 %. Results of the tests show that the 3.18 mm hole-pattern seal has the highest average effective stiffness and lowest effective damping of all three seals. Results show that as cell depth increases, leakage...

Holt, Christopher George

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of an analytical model for the notched pocket damper seal  

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. The PDS offers positive direct damping which increases with an increase in seal inlet pressure. The low stiffness of the test rig combined with the negative stiffness of the seal made it impracticable to conduct testing above inlet pressures of 64.7 psia...

Kannan Srinivas, Bharathwaj

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

299

Production of glass or glass-ceramic to metal seals with the application of pressure  

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In a process for preparing a glass or glass-ceramic to metal seal comprising contacting the glass with the metal and heat-treating the glass and metal under conditions whereby the glass to metal seal is effected and, optionally, the glass is converted to a glass-ceramic, an improvement comprises carrying out the heat-treating step using hot isostatic pressing.

Kelly, Michael D. (West Alexandria, OH); Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH)

1987-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of glass or glass-ceramic to metal seals with the application of pressure  

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In a process for preparing a glass or glass-ceramic to metal seal comprising contacting the glass with the metal and heat-treating the glass and metal under conditions whereby the glass to metal seal is effected and, optionally, the glass is converted to a glass-ceramic, an improvement comprises carrying out the heat-treating step using hot isostatic pressing.

Kelly, M.D.; Kramer, D.P.

1985-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Grey seal distribution and abundance in North Wales, 2002-2003  

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i Grey seal distribution and abundance in North Wales, 2002-2003 Westcott, S.M. & Stringell, T.B. Stringell Title: "Grey seal distribution and abundance in North Wales, 2002-2003" Authors: Westcott, S Library x1 C. Duck, SMRU x1 Joe Breen EHS x1 PML, Library, Plymouth x1 S. Westcott x5 M. Baines x1 S

Bearhop, Stuart

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Grey seal pup production for North Wales, Westcott, S.M. & Stringell, T.B.  

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Grey seal pup production for North Wales, 2002 Westcott, S.M. & Stringell, T.B. Marine Monitoring.B. Stringell Title: "Grey seal pup production for North Wales, 2002" Authors: Westcott, S.M. & Stringell, T S. Westcott x5 M. Baines x1 S. Stansfield, Bardsey Bird Observatory x1 A. Moralee, RSPB South Stack

Bearhop, Stuart

303

A description and status of the Yucca Mountain Project repository sealing program  

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Yucca Mountain is being characterized to determine its suitability as a site for a high-level nuclear waste repository. The repository would be located in the unsaturated zone in fractured, welded tuff. Sealing of the repository is one element of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP). This paper presents a description of the repository sealing program including the sealing design options, design requirements, design constraints, and the identification of the proposed sealing materials and field tests. Design options for the shafts include anchor-to-bedrock seals, shaft fill, and settlement plugs; in the underground facility options include drift seals, drainage channels, sumps, and bulkheads. Design requirements are those quantitative requirements imposed on the sealing design options to achieve a desired level of performance. Constraints are restrictions placed on the repository design by the sealing design. As (1) additional hydrogeologic data are obtained through site characterization, (2) approaches to allocating performance to various subsystems within the YMP are refined, and (3) the exploratory shafts and the associated testing results are developed, the design requirements and constraints may be modified and used in developing the License Application Design. 1 ref., 1 fig.

Fernandez, J.A.; Hinkebein, T.E.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

In-air and underwater hearing sensitivity of a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)  

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In-air and underwater hearing sensitivity of a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) D for a female northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris). Hearing sensitivity in air was generally poor. Kastak and R.J. Schusterman Abstract: In-air and underwater sound detection thresholds were obtained

Reichmuth, Colleen

305

Thermal Cyclability of Reactive Air Braze Seals in Anode Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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The popularity of anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) has increased in tandem with the ability to fabricate thinner gas-tight yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte layers, which can now be routinely produced on the order of 7 to 10 ?m thick. While this has significantly improved power output and decreased the required fuel cell operating temperatures, the ability to reliably seal fuel cells remains a concern. The seals must be hermetic and be robust enough to retain their hermeticity even under the extreme operating conditions of SOFCs. Perhaps the largest contributor to stresses experienced by the seal is the fact that the SOFC is an assembly of many different materials with different thermal expansion properties. Although every effort is made to minimize thermal expansion mismatches across the seals, the stresses developed during thermal cycling still jeopardize seal integrity. Reactive air brazing (RAB), a method of joining that employs a metallic, and therefore non-brittle, seal material has been used to seal electrolyte/anode bilayers, such as those in anode-supported SOFCs, to Crofer-22 alloy. The results of rupture strength testing will be reported for as-brazed and thermally cycled samples and the effect of thermal cycling on the RAB seal microstructure will be shown

Hardy, John S.; Darsell, Jens T.; Coyle, Christopher A.; Birnbaum, Jerome C.; Weil, K. Scott

2004-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

306

Dynamic pressure and shear stress measurements on the stator wall of whirling annular seals  

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Dynamic pressure and shear stress measurements on the stator wall of whirling annular seals are presented. Two flow conditions (Re=12,000 & 24,000), two seal speeds (Ta=3,300 & 6,600) and three eccentricity ratios (0, 10, & 50% of the clearance...

Winslow, Robert Bradley

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Analysis of Instabilities and Their Impact on Friction Factor in Hole-Pattern Seals  

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The determination of the leakage and consequently the friction factor is an important part of analyzing the flow through a seal. This is done experimentally by means of a flat plate tester, which allows for the simplified representation of the seal...

Sekaran, Aarthi 1985-

2012-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

308

Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing  

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Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing Technology in Air Duct Systems Speaker(s): Alan Ropers Date: July 8, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 An Aerosol-sealing Technology was developed by LBNL to seal leaks in Air Duct Systems (ADS). The firm AEROSEAL already commercializes this technology for residential ADS. The current goal of our research at the Laboratory is to apply this technology to large commercial ADS. That means to develop a new kind of injector called "Compact Injector". So far, the injector that is used is a nozzle from the Schlick-Dusen firm. Results in terms of sealing rate are satisfactory, but this nozzle quickly clogs up with sealant particles. There are two reasons for the clogging problem: the

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The State-of-the-Art in Sealing Technology for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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One of the keys to developing viable solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems is to first develop reliable and inexpensive stack sealing technology. Three general approaches are currently being pursued, including: rigid bonded sealing, compressive sealing, and compliant bonded sealing. This review highlights the advantages and limitations of each option, discusses some of the leading concepts, and outlines the future steps that need to be taken in their development. Given the number of different SOFC stack designs under development, the variety of potential applications/conditions in which these systems can be used, and the complexities of stack manufacture, it is likely that no one sealing technique will be suitable for all uses. Therefore continued progress in each general area, as well as the development of new concepts, is critical to the eventual success of SOFC technology.

Weil, K. Scott

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Seal inlet disturbance boundary conditions for rotordynamic models and influence of some off-design conditions on labyrinth rotordynamic instability  

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the swirl slip velocity. The benefits of using the new seal-inlet boundary condition correlations were assessed by implementing them into a CFD-perturbation model. Consistently improved agreement with measurements was obtained for both liquid annular seals...

Xi, Jinxiang

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

311

Mechanisms of impaired osteoblast function during disuse  

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cancellous bone is rapidly formed throughout the marrow of a long bone while hindlimb unloading is the most common method used to produce skeletal unloading. The specific hypotheses of this study were aimed at determining if changes in osteoblast...

Allen, Matthew Robert

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

PRELIMINARY REPORT: EFFECTS OF IRRADIATION AND THERMAL EXPOSURE ON ELASTOMERIC SEALS FOR CASK TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE  

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A testing and analysis approach to predict the sealing behavior of elastomeric seal materials in dry storage casks and evaluate their ability to maintain a seal under thermal and radiation exposure conditions of extended storage and beyond was developed, and initial tests have been conducted. The initial tests evaluate the aging response of EPDM elastomer O-ring seals. The thermal and radiation exposure conditions of the CASTOR V/21 casks were selected for testing as this cask design is of interest due to its widespread use, and close proximity of the seals to the fuel compared to other cask designs leading to a relatively high temperature and dose under storage conditions. A novel test fixture was developed to enable compression stress relaxation measurements for the seal material at the thermal and radiation exposure conditions. A loss of compression stress of 90% is suggested as the threshold at which sealing ability of an elastomeric seal would be lost. Previous studies have shown this value to be conservative to actual leakage failure for most aging conditions. These initial results indicate that the seal would be expected to retain sealing ability throughout extended storage at the cask design conditions, though longer exposure times are needed to validate this assumption. The high constant dose rate used in the testing is not prototypic of the decreasingly low dose rate that would occur under extended storage. The primary degradation mechanism of oxidation of polymeric compounds is highly dependent on temperature and time of exposure, and with radiation expected to exacerbate the oxidation.

Verst, C.; Skidmore, E.; Daugherty, W.

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of experimental results and theoretical predictions for the rotordynamic coefficients of short (L/D = 1/6) labyrinth seals  

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CLEARANCE (mm) SEAL CLEARANCE (mm) Figure 11. Inlet tangential velocity vs. seal clearance for teeth-on-stator and teeth-on-rotor seals. 28 Swirl = 1 Pra 0. 45 tc =12000 cpm 0. 20 + 0. 18 A ~ 0. 1S E 014 D. 12 O 0. 10 M 0. 08 0. 08 1 = seal gl... CLEARANCE (mm) SEAL CLEARANCE (mm) Figure 11. Inlet tangential velocity vs. seal clearance for teeth-on-stator and teeth-on-rotor seals. 28 Swirl = 1 Pra 0. 45 tc =12000 cpm 0. 20 + 0. 18 A ~ 0. 1S E 014 D. 12 O 0. 10 M 0. 08 0. 08 1 = seal gl...

Pelletti, Joseph Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

314

Automated Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles  

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October 14, 2011 October 14, 2011 Automated Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 11:00 AM Eastern Time Be sure that you are also dialed into the telephone conference call: Dial-in number: 888-989-7679; Pass code: 3599368 Download the presentation at: www.buildingamerica.gov/meetings.html Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America: Introduction October 14, 2011 Chuck Booten Chuck.booten@nrel.gov Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved

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Acoustic Inspection and Analysis of Liquids in Sealed Containers  

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This article describes the Acoustic Inspection Device (AID) developed by PNNL which uses acoustic to determine the contents and fill level of sealed containers. AID is a power drill shaped battery operated device fitted with a transducer that sends an ultrasonic pusle through a container of liquid and measure the return echo. The device compares the echo velocity and attnuation and compares that data to a materials database in an Palm Pilot vlecored to the top of the device to give the operator a text identification of the substance with 5 seconds. The device is sensitive enough to distinguish coke from diet coke and and can distinguish subtances at a variety of temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100degreesF. PNNL won an R&D 100 award for the technology in 2003.

Diaz, Aaron A.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumented elephant seals reveal the seasonality in chlorophyll and light-mixing regime in the iron-fertilized Southern Ocean  

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Instrumented elephant seals reveal the seasonality in chlorophyll and light-mixing regime and salinity provided by sensors mounted on the elephant seals of Kerguelen Island. Our results were mainly. Xing, H. Claustre, and C. Guinet (2013), Instrumented elephant seals reveal the seasonality

Claustre, Hervé

317

Designing a wastewater and storm water management system for a new sealed lead acid battery facility  

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Design of a new lead acid battery manufacturing facility requires careful planning to ensure compliance with wastewater, storm water, air quality and hazardous waste regulations. A case history is presented describing the planning approach to development of a wastewater and storm water management system for an SLA (sealed lead acid) battery plant in Columbus, Georgia. Several pollution prevention concepts were utilized in the design of the wastewater management system, which resulted in an 80% reduction in wastewater volume, and at the same time ensured compliance with the mass-based federal categorical effluent limits. Storm water management features were focused on eliminating any outdoor areas of industrial activity by avoiding outdoor storage areas to the extent possible, containment of remaining areas, and stringent air emission control concepts. Federal effluent guidelines for the battery manufacturing point source category as well as federal regulations governing the industrial storm water discharge permitting program were the key factors in motivating the design concepts utilized. Areas affected by the design concepts included facility layout, HVAC system design, process recovery systems, chemical storage and containment, and wastewater treatment technology. The facility has been in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations since startup in August, 1992 and has been awarded the 1995 Matsushita Electric Corporation`s President`s Award for Environmental Excellence.

Nichols, C.P.; Langan, M.M.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Case studies of sealing methods and materials used in the salt and potash mining industries  

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Sealing methods and materials currently used in salt and potash industries were surveyed to determine if systems analogous to the shaft seal design proposed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) exist. Emphasis was first given to concrete and then expanded to include other materials. Representative case studies could provide useful design, construction, and performance information for development of the WIPP shaft seal system design. This report contains a summary of engineering and construction details of various sealing methods used by mining industries for bulkheads and shaft liners. Industrial experience, as determined from site visits and literature reviews, provides few examples of bulkheads built in salt and potash mines for control of water. Sealing experiences representing site-specific conditions often have little engineering design to back up the methods employed and even less quantitative evaluation of seal performance. Cases examined include successes and failures, and both contribute to a database of experiences. Mass salt-saturated concrete placement under ground was accomplished under several varied conditions. Information derived from this database has been used to assess the performance of concrete as a seal material. Concrete appears to be a robust material with successes in several case studies. 42 refs.

Eyermann, T.J.; Sambeek, L.L. Van [RE/SPEC Inc., Rapid City, SD (United States); Hansen, F.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Repository Isolation Systems Dept.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A strategy to seal exploratory boreholes in unsaturated tuff; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project  

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This report presents a strategy for sealing exploratory boreholes associated with the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. Over 500 existing and proposed boreholes have been considered in the development of this strategy, ranging from shallow (penetrating into alluvium only) to deep (penetrating into the groundwater table). Among the comprehensive list of recommendations are the following: Those boreholes within the potential repository boundary and penetrating through the potential repository horizon are the most significant boreholes from a performance standpoint and should be sealed. Shallow boreholes are comparatively insignificant and require only nominal sealing. The primary areas in which to place seals are away from high-temperature zones at a distance from the potential repository horizon in the Paintbrush nonwelded tuff and the upper portion of the Topopah Spring Member and in the tuffaceous beds of the Calico Hills Unit. Seals should be placed prior to waste emplacement. Performance goals for borehole seals both above and below the potential repository are proposed. Detailed construction information on the boreholes that could be used for future design specifications is provided along with a description of the environmental setting, i.e., the geology, hydrology, and the in situ and thermal stress states. A borehole classification scheme based on the condition of the borehole wall in different tuffaceous units is also proposed. In addition, calculations are presented to assess the significance of the boreholes acting as preferential pathways for the release of radionuclides. Design calculations are presented to answer the concerns of when, where, and how to seal. As part of the strategy development, available technologies to seal exploratory boreholes (including casing removal, borehole wall reconditioning, and seal emplacement) are reviewed.

Fernandez, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Case, J.B.; Givens, C.A.; Carney, B.C. [IT Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Testing  

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The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Test was conducted to validate the use of the Butyl material as a primary seal throughout the required temperature range. Three tests were performed at (1) 233 K ({minus}40 {degrees}F), (2) a specified operating temperature, and (3) 244 K ({minus}20 {degrees}F) before returning to room temperature. Helium leak tests were performed at each test point to determine seal performance. The two major test objectives were to establish that butyl rubber material would maintain its integrity under various conditions and within specified parameters and to evaluate changes in material properties.

Adkins, H.E.; Ferrell, P.C.; Knight, R.C.

1994-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature sensor with improved thermal barrier and gas seal between the probe and housing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature sensor comprising: a hollow tube with a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is closed sealing a cavity within the tube from an environment outside of the tube and wherein the first end has an exterior cylindrical surface; a temperature responsive sensing element within the tube proximate to the second end; a glass cylinder having an inner cylindrical surface in sealing engagement with the exterior cylindrical surface of the first end of the tube; and a sensor housing having an inner cylindrical cavity bounded by an inner cylindrical wall, wherein an outer cylindrical surface of the glass cylinder is sealingly engaged with the inner cylindrical wall.

O'Connell, David Peter (Canfield, OH); Sumner, Randall Christian (New Wilmington, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of teeth-on-stator labyrinth seals on rotor imbalance response  

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difficuhies that necessitated major design changes. These changes included teplacement of the hydrostatic air bearings suppordng the jack shaft with grease lubricated bearings, modification of the seal housing to allow adequate air flow to the seal chamber... the effect on the mtor imbalance response. Tests were performed over a shaft speed range of 0 to 5000 tpm and an air pressure range of 0 to 225 psig at the seal inlet. The fourth objective of this research was to determine the cross-coupled stiffness...

Conway, Eileen Marie

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of bristle tip lift-off in a brush seal  

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material and rotor coating become major design considerations. Because of this, the bristles are made of a superalloy such as Hanes 25 and Hastelloy X and the rotor is coated with a highly polished ceramic such as Zirconium Dioxide or Chromium Carbide... P Low Bristles X Section A-A Backing ring A Figure 1. 2 Typical Brush Seal Arrangement function of the backing plate is to restrict the axial deflection of the of the bristles due to the pressure drop across the seal. Obviously, the seals...

Modi, Sandeep Subhash

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial field testing definition of subsurface sealing and backfilling tests in unsaturated tuff; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project  

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This report contains an initial definition of the field tests proposed for the Yucca Mountain Project repository sealing program. The tests are intended to resolve various performance and emplacement concerns. Examples of concerns to be addressed include achieving selected hydrologic and structural requirements for seals, removing portions of the shaft liner, excavating keyways, emplacing cementitious and earthen seals, reducing the impact of fines on the hydraulic conductivity of fractures, efficient grouting of fracture zones, sealing of exploratory boreholes, and controlling the flow of water by using engineered designs. Ten discrete tests are proposed to address these and other concerns. These tests are divided into two groups: Seal component tests and performance confirmation tests. The seal component tests are thorough small-scale in situ tests, the intermediate-scale borehole seal tests, the fracture grouting tests, the surface backfill tests, and the grouted rock mass tests. The seal system tests are the seepage control tests, the backfill tests, the bulkhead test in the Calico Hills unit, the large-scale shaft seal and shaft fill tests, and the remote borehole sealing tests. The tests are proposed to be performed in six discrete areas, including welded and non-welded environments, primarily located outside the potential repository area. The final selection of sealing tests will depend on the nature of the geologic and hydrologic conditions encountered during the development of the Exploratory Studies Facility and detailed numerical analyses. Tests are likely to be performed both before and after License Application.

Fernandez, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Case, J.B.; Tyburski, J.R. [I. T. Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of pre-oxidation and environmental aging on the seal strength of a novel high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) sealing glass with metallic interconnect  

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A novel high-temperature alkaline-earth silicate sealing glass was developed for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. The glass was used to join two ferritic stainless steel coupons for strength evaluation. The steel coupons were pre-oxidized at elevated temperatures to promote thick oxide layers to simulate long-term exposure conditions. In addition, seals to as-received metal coupons were also tested after aging in oxidizing or reducing environments to simulate the actual SOFC environment. Room temperature tensile testing showed strength degradation when using pre-oxidized coupons, and more extensive degradation after aging in air. Fracture surface and microstructural analysis confirmed that the cause of degradation was formation of SrCrO4 at the outer sealing edges exposed to air.

Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Singh, Prabhakar

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

326

Microsoft Word - RedSeal_Smart Grid Policy Logistics RFI-sd.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

on Smart Grid RFI on Smart Grid RFI RedSeal Systems, Inc. 1 October 29, 2010 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability US Department of Energy Room 8H033 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Re: Comments on "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges" 75 FR 57006 [FR Doc. 2010-23251] From: Steve Dauber Vice-President, Marketing RedSeal Systems 2121 South El Camino Real, Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94403 Ph: 650-645-6209 sdauber@redseal.net www.redseal.net RedSeal Systems is a leading developer of security posture management software for large organizations and has provided their software to several major utilities for complex network security applications. RedSeal software - in use by more than 150 industry and

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Calcium Film Based Testing of Edge-Seal Materials for Photovoltaic Applications (Presentation)  

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Because of the sensitivity of some photovoltaic devices to moisture-induced corrosion, they are packaged using impermeable front- and back-sheets with an edge seal to prevent moisture ingress. Evaluation of edge seal materials can be difficult because of the low permeation rates involved and/or non-Fickian behavior. Here, using a Ca film deposited on a glass substrate, we demonstrate the evaluation of edge seal materials in a manner that effectively duplicates their use in a photovoltaic application and compare the results with standard methods for measuring water vapor transport. We demonstrate how moisture permeation data from polymer films can be used to estimate moisture ingress rates and compare the results of these two methods. Encapsulant materials were also evaluated for comparison and to highlight the need for edge seals. Of the materials studied, dessicant-filled polyisobutene materials demonstrate by far the best potential to keep moisture out for a 20 to 30 year lifetime.

Kempe, M.; Dameron, A.; Reese, M.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calcium Based Test Method for Evaluation of Photovoltaic Edge-Seal Materials (Presentation)  

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Because of the sensitivity of some photovoltaic devices to moisture-induced corrosion, they are packaged using impermeable front- and back-sheets with an edge seal to prevent moisture ingress. Evaluation of edge seal materials can be difficult because of the low permeation rates involved and/or non-Fickian behavior. Here, using a Ca film deposited on a glass substrate, we demonstrate the evaluation of edge seal materials in a manner that effectively duplicates their use in a photovoltaic application and compare the results with standard methods for measuring water vapor transport. We demonstrate how moisture permeation data from polymer films can be used to estimate moisture ingress rates and compare the results of these two methods. Encapsulant materials were also evaluated for comparison and to highlight the need for edge seals. Of the materials studied, dessicant-filled polyisobutene materials demonstrate by far the best potential to keep moisture out for a 20 to 30 year lifetime.

Kempe, M.; Dameron, A.; Reese, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Analytical and experimental evaluation of the leakage and stiffness characteristics of high pressure pocket damper seals  

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This thesis presents numerical predictions for the leakage and direct stiffness coefficients of pocket damper seals. Modifications made to earlier flow-prediction models are discussed. Leakage and static pressure measurements on straight...

Gamal Eldin, Ahmed Mohamed

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

330

16 TAC, part 1, chapter 3, rule 3.7 Strata to be sealed off ...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

3, rule 3.7 Strata to be sealed offLegal Abstract This explains the requirement that when wells are drilled for oil, gas, or geothermal resources in Texas the fluid must be...

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James Walker develops Walkersele D8 a new rotary lip seal for marine propulsion systems  

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Walkersele D8 is a new design of rotary lip seal developed by James Walker & Co Ltd for use in marine propulsion systems to protect bearings from water ingress or prevent lubricant from leaking into the marine environment.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Preparation, properties and chemistry of glass- and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals and coatings  

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An overview is given outlining the materials and technologies that have been employed in the preparation of glass- and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals and coatings. Metal/non-metal bonding theories are summarized...

I. W. Donald

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of geometry changes on the performance of labyrinth seals  

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Leakage resistance measurements were conducted on stepped labyrinth seals using a 4-1 scale, two-dimensional, non-rotating test apparatus, with water as the working fluid. By sequentially varying the dimensions of a labyrinth sea], changes...

Brown, Lloyd Perryman

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and theoretical comparison of rotordynamic coefficients for sawtooth-pattern damper seals  

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u) ?. 5 DAMPER SEAL 0. 528mm cr. h/cr 2. 88 & y ~ D . 34 p SMOOTH SEAL ? 20 mils clr SAWTOOTH PATTERN Afl: y 0 . 4 SAWTOOTH PATTERN 1F2 s ~ 0 . 4 () SAWTOOTH PATTERN 193 a ~ 0 . 74 g SAWTOOTH PATTERN 84: ~ ~ 0 . 74 6 12 18 24 30 3 3 15 21... . 008 . 006 004 . 002 DAMPER SEAL 0. 526mm cr. h/cr Z. 69: y 0 . 34 p SMOOTH SEAL ? 20 mile clr SAWTOOTH PATTERN Af5: ~ 0 . 64 SAWTOOTH PATTERN 4'6 c ~ 0 . 49 0 SAWTOOTH PATTERN 1g7 c ~ 0 34 6 12 18 24 30 8 15 21 27 (Pa ? Pb) avg (Bars...

Nolan, Steven Anthony

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy intake and utilisation by nursing bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) pups from Svalbard, Norway  

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In this study we measure energy intake via milk in nursing bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) pups and determine how this energy is allocated into metabolism and storage of new tissues. This was accomplished usin...

C. Lydersen; K. M. Kovacs; M. O. Hammill; I. Gjertz

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of multiscale models for the performance of the gas and oil seals in rotary engines  

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Rotary engines offer higher power density, fewer parts and lower vibrations than conventional reciprocating piston engines. However, rotary engines are more difficult to seal because of the rotor shape which leads to higher ...

Picard, Mathieu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

ABUNDANCE, MOVEMENTS, AND FEEDING HABITS OF HARBOR SEALS, PHOCA VITULINA, AT  

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on tidally exposed sand flats in both bays. Harbor seal abundance at Tillamook Bay peaked during pupping (May found in estuaries, along isolated shorelines, and on nearshore rocky islets. Before protection

338

Experimental measurement and analysis of wall pressure distribution for a 50% eccentric whirling annular seal  

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, whirl ratios ranging between ? 0.5 were tested. From the collected data a detailed analysis of wall pressures along the seal surface is performed following the technique described by Winslow (1994) and Robic (1999)....

Suryanarayanan, Arun

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-scale experimental investigation of flow characteristics in labyrinth seal geometries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

order to determine the flow characteristics and leakage resistance properties of advanced labyrinth seals. A unique water test facility is used to acquire leakage resistance measurements for two-dimensional, planar models of multi-cavity, stepped...

Younger, James Stanton

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evaluation of force coefficients of metal mesh hybrid pocket damper seal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in its development, the tested metal mesh hybrid pocket damper seal induced a gripping force on the shaft that increased with upstream pressure. The resulting friction torque was beyond acceptable limits. The target after that was to develop...

Ahmad, Nauman

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visible Watermarking using Verifiable Digital Seal Image Hyuncheol Park* Kwangjo Kim*  

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authentication since it provides a mechanism that hides some information in cover data ­ images, video, audio. But, we can guarantee the authenticity of cover data, because the damaged authentic information seal SCIS 2001 The 2001 Symposium on Crypto

Kim, Kwangjo

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The Subsistence Harvest of Northern Fur Seals St. George Island in 2006  

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.................................................................................................................... 6 By Products and Waste..................................... 6 Heat Strokes on: a) the number of sub-adult male fur seals harvested, b) incidence of by-products and waste during

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Texas GLO Oil and Gas Sealed Bid Forms | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: Texas GLO Oil and Gas Sealed Bid FormsLegal Abstract The Texas General Land Office provides various...

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MC4523 Sealed Cap: Component & characteristics development report  

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The MC4523 Sealed Cap is a WW42C1 Percussion Primer that is pressed into a steel cylinder. Hermaticity of the input end is then provided by welding a thin steel closure disk on the input end of the MC4523. Thus, the user is provided with a component that is prequalified in terms of ignition sensitivity and hermeticity. The first customer is the Thermal Battery Department (1522). The MC4523 will be used on the MC2736A Thermal Battery which in turn will be used on the W78 JTA. Attachment of the MC4523 to the battery is with a laser weld. Combined test results of four production lots at a commercial supplier (PPI, TMS, WR1, and WR2) show an all-fire ignition sensitivity (.999 @ 50%) of approximately 60 millijoules of mechanical energy with a 2.2 gram firing pin. The firing pin had an impact tip with a radius of 0.020 inch. This firing pin is like that to be used in the W78 JTA application. Approximately 112 millijoules of mechanical energy will be supplied in the application, thus the design margin is more than adequate.

Begeal, D.R.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Instrument for measurement of vacuum in sealed thin wall packets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An instrument is described for the measurement of vacuum within sealed packets, the packets having a wall sufficiently thin that it can be deformed by the application of an external vacuum to small area thereof. The instrument has a detector head for placement against the deformable wall of the packet to apply the vacuum in a controlled manner to accomplish a limited deformation or lift of the wall, with this deformation or lift monitored by the application of light as via a bifurcated light pipe. Retro-reflected light through the light pipe is monitored with a photo detector. An abrupt change (e.g., a decrease) of retro-reflected light signals the wall movement such that the value of the vacuum applied through the head to achieve this initiation of movement is equal to the vacuum within the packet. In a preferred embodiment a vacuum reference plate is placed beneath the packet to ensure that no deformation occurs on the reverse surface of the packet. A packet production line model is also described. 3 figures.

Kollie, T.G.; Thacker, L.H.; Fine, H.A.

1993-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

346

Instrument for measurement of vacuum in sealed thin wall packets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An instrument for the measurement of vacuum within sealed packets 12, the packets 12 having a wall 14 that it can be deformed by the application of an external dynamic vacuum to an area thereof. The instrument has a detector head 18 for placement against the deformable wall 14 of the packet to apply the vacuum in a controlled manner to accomplish a limited deformation or lift of the wall 14, with this deformation or lift monitored by the application of light as via a bifurcated light pipe 20. Retro-reflected light through the light pipe is monitored with a photo detector 26. A change (e.g., a decrease) of retro-reflected light signals the wall movement such that the value of the dynamic vacuum applied through the head be to achieve this initiation of movement is equal to the vacuum within the packet 12. In a preferred embodiment a vacuum plate 44 is placed beneath the packet 12 to ensure that no deformation occurs on the reverse surface 16 of the packet. A vacuum can be applied to a recess in this vacuum plate, the value of which can be used to calibrate the vacuum transducer in the detector head.

Kollie, Thomas G. (Oak Ridge, TN); Thacker, Louis H. (Knoxville, TN); Fine, H. Alan (Lexington, KY)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrument for measurement of vacuum in sealed thin wall packets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An instrument is disclosed for the measurement of vacuum within sealed packets, the packets having a wall that it can be deformed by the application of an external dynamic vacuum to an area thereof. The instrument has a detector head for placement against the deformable wall of the packet to apply the vacuum in a controlled manner to accomplish a limited deformation or lift of the wall with this deformation or lift monitored by the application of light as via a bifurcated light pipe. Retro-reflected light through the light pipe is monitored with a photo detector. A change (e.g., a decrease) of retro-reflected light signals the wall movement such that the value of the dynamic vacuum applied through the head be to achieve this initiation of movement is equal to the vacuum within the packet. In a preferred embodiment a vacuum plate is placed beneath the packet to ensure that no deformation occurs on the reverse surface of the packet. A vacuum can be applied to a recess in this vacuum plate, the value of which can be used to calibrate the vacuum transducer in the detector head. 4 figs.

Kollie, T.G.; Thacker, L.H.; Fine, H.A.

1995-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

348

Instrument for measurement of vacuum in sealed thin wall packets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An instrument for the measurement of vacuum within sealed packets 12, the packets 12 having a wall 14 sufficiently thin that it can be deformed by the application of an external vacuum to small area thereof. The instrument has a detector head 18 for placement against the deformable wall 14 of the packet to apply the vacuum in a controlled manner to accomplish a limited deformation or lift of the wall 14, with this deformation or lift monitored by the application of light as via a bifurcated light pipe 20. Retro-reflected light through the light pipe is monitored with a photo detector 26. An abrupt change (e.g., a decrease) of retro-reflected light signals the wall movement such that the value of the vacuum applied through the head 18 to achieve this initiation of movement is equal to the vacuum Within the packet 12. In a preferred embodiment a vacuum reference plate 44 is placed beneath the packet 12 to ensure that no deformation occurs on the reverse surface 16 of the packet. A packet production line model is also described.

Kollie, Thomas G. (117 Oklahoma Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830); Thacker, Louis H. (3727 Frostwood Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921); Fine, H. Alan (949 Wishbone Cir., Lexington, KY 40502)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRESSURE DEVELOPMENT IN SEALED CONTAINERS WITH PLUTONIUM BEARING MATERIALS  

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Gas generation by plutonium-bearing materials in sealed containers has been studied. The gas composition and pressure are determined over periods from months to years. The Pu-bearing materials studied represent those produced by all of the major processes used by DOE in the processing of plutonium and include the maximum amount of water (0.5% by weight) allowed by DOE's 3013 Standard. Hydrogen generation is of high interest and the Pu-bearing materials can be classed according to how much hydrogen is generated. Hydrogen generation by high-purity plutonium oxides packaged under conditions typical for actual 3013 materials is minimal, with very low generation rates and low equilibrium pressures. Materials with chloride salt impurities have much higher hydrogen gas generation rates and result in the highest observed equilibrium hydrogen pressures. Other materials such as those with high metal oxide impurities generate hydrogen at rates in between these extremes. The fraction of water that is converted to hydrogen gas as equilibrium is approached ranges from 0% to 25% under conditions typical of materials packaged to the 3013 Standard. Generation of both hydrogen and oxygen occurs when liquid water is present. The material and moisture conditions that result in hydrogen and oxygen generation for high-purity plutonium oxide and chloride salt-bearing plutonium oxide materials have been characterized. Other gases that are observed include nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.

Duffey, J.; Livingston, R.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Solenoid and monocusp ion source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ion source which generates hydrogen ions having high atomic purity incorporates a solenoidal permanent magnets to increase the electron path length. In a sealed envelope, electrons emitted from a cathode traverse the magnetic field lines of a solenoid and a monocusp magnet between the cathode and a reflector at the monocusp. As electrons collide with gas, the molecular gas forms a plasma. An anode grazes the outer boundary of the plasma. Molecular ions and high energy electrons remain substantially on the cathode side of the cusp, but as the ions and electrons are scattered to the aperture side of the cusp, additional collisions create atomic ions. The increased electron path length allows for smaller diameters and lower operating pressures.

Brainard, John Paul (Albuquerque, NM); Burns, Erskine John Thomas (Albuquerque, NM); Draper, Charles Hadley (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solenoid and monocusp ion source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ion source which generates hydrogen ions having high atomic purity incorporates a solenoidal permanent magnets to increase the electron path length. In a sealed envelope, electrons emitted from a cathode traverse the magnetic field lines of a solenoid and a monocusp magnet between the cathode and a reflector at the monocusp. As electrons collide with gas, the molecular gas forms a plasma. An anode grazes the outer boundary of the plasma. Molecular ions and high energy electrons remain substantially on the cathode side of the cusp, but as the ions and electrons are scattered to the aperture side of the cusp, additional collisions create atomic ions. The increased electron path length allows for smaller diameters and lower operating pressures. 6 figs.

Brainard, J.P.; Burns, E.J.T.; Draper, C.H.

1997-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Self-Healing Seals for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) University of Cincinnati  

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Innovative Self-Healing Seals for Solid Innovative Self-Healing Seals for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)-University of Cincinnati Background The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is to advance energy options to fuel our economy, strengthen our security, and improve our environment. With the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), NETL is leading the research, development, and demonstration of solid oxide

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Comparison of the Leakage Characteristics of the Straight Annular and Convergent Seals  

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=0.1 mm, 0-20,200 rpm, water flow) .............................................................................. 88 Fig. 54 Leakage rates for the convergent seal configurations (Cex=0.1 mm, 0- 20,200 rpm, water Flow... configurations (Cex=0.1 mm, 20,200 rpm, air flow, Pr=0.17) ........................ 92 Fig. 57 Pressure distributions for the straight annular and convergent seal configurations (Cex=0.2 mm, 0-20,200 rpm, air flow, Pr=0.28) .................... 94 Fig. 58...

Ustun, Serafettin

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of force coefficients in a squeeze film damper with a mechanical seal  

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IDENTIFICATION OF FORCE COEFFICIENTS IN A SQUEEZE FILM DAMPER WITH A MECHANICAL SEAL A Thesis by ADOLFO DELGADO-MARQUEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2005 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering IDENTIFICATION OF FORCE COEFFICIENTS IN A SQUEEZE FILM DAMPER WITH A MECHANICAL SEAL A Thesis by ADOLFO DELGADO...

Delgado-Marquez, Adolfo

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

355

Experimental and theoretical rotordynamic coefficients and leakage of straight smooth annular gas seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-dimensional flow coefficient ? Rotor speed [1/T] ? Excitation frequency [1/T] Subscripts ij Direction of response and force 1 INTRODUCTION Annular gas seals are used in a variety of turbomachinery applications. Different seal configurations...] turbulent bulk flow model are developed, and then a perturbation analysis is employed to obtain a set of zero- and first- order equations. Integration of the zeroth-order equations yields the leakage and integration of the first-order equations yields...

Kerr, Bradley Gray

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Constitutive model effects on finite element modeling of elastomer behavior in radial interference seal configurations  

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CONSTITUTIVE MODEL EFFECTS ON FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF ELASTOMER BEHAVIOR IN RADIAL INTERFERENCE SEAL CONFIGURATIONS A Thesis by JASON R. JACKSON Subnutted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1996 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering CONSTITUTIVE MODEL EFFECTS ON FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF ELASTOMER BEHAVIOR IN RADIAL INTERFERENCE SEAL CONFIGURATIONS A Thesis by JASON R. JACKSON...

Jackson, Jason R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Moisture performance of sealed attics in the mixed-humid climate  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory studied 8 homes in the mixed-humid climate, 4 with vented attics and 4 with sealed attics. ORNL wanted to understand the moisture performance of the sealed attic and how it affected the interior environment. We found that the attic and interior of sealed attic homes were more humid than the attic and interior observed in vented attic homes. This is due to the lack of ventilation in the sealed attic. Historically attics have been vented to dehumidify the attic and interior of the home. A sealed attic design greatly reduces the venting potential and thus this drying pathway and can cause elevated interior moisture over a vented attic home. Despite the elevated attic and interior moisture in the sealed attic homes, so far no mold or material degradation has been found. The roof sheathing moisture content has stayed below 20%, indicating low potential for material degradation. Also the relative humidity at the roof sheathing has stayed within the ASHRAE 160 design criteria except for a short time during the 2011/2012 winter. This was due to a combination of the sealed attic design (minimal venting to the outside) and the duct work not being operated in the attic which usually provides a dehumidification pathway. It was also found that when the humidity was controlled using the HVAC system, it resulted in 7% more cooling energy consumption. In the mixed-humid climate this reduces the cost effectiveness of the sealed attic design as a solution for bringing ducts into a semi-conditioned space. Because of this we are recommending the other alternatives be used to bringing ducts into the conditioned space in both new construction and retrofit work in the mixed-humid climate.

Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL] [ORNL; Pallin, Simon B [ORNL] [ORNL; Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Self-Healing Seals for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)  

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Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology is critical to several national initiatives. Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) addresses the technology needs through its comprehensive programs on SOFC. A reliable and cost-effective seal that works at high temperatures is essential to the long-term performance of the SOFC for 40,000 hours at 800°C. Consequently, seals remain an area of highest priority for the SECA program and its industry teams. An innovative concept based on self-healing glasses was advanced and successfully demonstrated through seal tests for 3000 hours and 300 thermal cycles to minimize internal stresses under both steady state and thermal transients for making reliable seals for the SECA program. The self-healing concept requires glasses with low viscosity at the SOFC operating temperature of 800°C but this requirement may lead to excessive flow of the glass in areas forming the seal. To address this challenge, a modification to glass properties by addition of particulate fillers is pursued in the project. The underlying idea is that a non-reactive ceramic particulate filler is expected to form glass-ceramic composite and increase the seal viscosity thereby increasing the creep resistance of the glass-composite seals under load. The objectives of the program are to select appropriate filler materials for making glass-composite, fabricate glass-composites, measure thermal expansion behaviors, and determine stability of the glass-composites in air and fuel environments of a SOFC. Self-healing glass-YSZ composites are further developed and tested over a longer time periods under conditions typical of the SOFCs to validate the long-term stability up to 2000 hours. The new concepts of glass-composite seals, developed and nurtured in this program, are expected to be cost-effective as these are based on conventional processing approaches and use of the inexpensive materials.

Raj Singh

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Schematic designs for penetration seals for a reference repository in bedded salt  

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The isolation of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories requires that man-made penetrations such as shafts, tunnels, or boreholes are adequately sealed. This report describes schematic seal designs for a repository in bedded salt referenced to the straitigraphy of southeastern New Mexico. The designs are presented for extensive peer review and will be updated as site-specific conceptual designs when a site for a repository in salt has been selected. The principal material used in the seal system is crushed salt obtained from excavating the repository. It is anticipated that crushed salt will consolidate as the repository rooms creep close to the degree that mechanical and hydrologic properties will eventually match those of undisturbed, intact salt. For southeastern New Mexico salt, analyses indicate that this process will require approximately 1000 years for a seal located at the base of one of the repository shafts (where there is little increase in temperature due to waste emplacement) and approximately 400 years for a seal located in an access tunnel within the repository. Bulkheads composed of contrete or salt bricks are also included in the seal system as components which will have low permeability during the period required for salt consolidation.

Kelsall, P.C.; Case, J.B.; Meyer, D.; Coons, W.E.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tags and seals for controling nuclear materials, Arms control and nonproliferation technologies. Second quarter 1993  

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This issue of Arms Control and Nonproliferation Technologies summarizes demonstrations and addresses related topics. The first article, ``Basic Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Concepts as Might be Applied to the Uranium from the US-Russian HEU Purchase,`` describes safeguards sybsystems necessary for effective nuclear material safeguards. It also presents a general discussion on HEU-to-low-enrichment uranium (LEU) commingling processes and suggests applicable key measurement points. The second article, ``A Framework for Evaluating Tamper-Indicating-Device Technologies (TIDs),`` describes their uses, proper selection, and evaluation. The final three articles discuss the tags and seals applications and general characteristics of several nuclear material containers: the Type 30B uranium hexafluoride container, the AT-400R container, and the DOT Specification 6M container for SNM. Finally, the Appendix displays short descriptions and illustrations of seven tags and seals, including: the E-cup and wire seal, the python seal, the secure loop inspectable tag/seal (SLITS), bolt-and-loop type electronic identification devices, and the shrink-wrap seal.

Staehle, G; Talaber, C; Stull, S; Moulthrop, P [eds.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ducts Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant, Raleigh, North Carolina (Fact Sheet)  

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In multifamily and attached buildings, traditional duct sealing methods are often impractical or costly and disruptive because of the difficulty in accessing leakage sites. In this project, two retrofit duct sealing techniques - manually-applied sealants and injecting a spray sealant, were implemented in several low-rise multi-unit buildings. An analysis on the cost and performance of the two methods are presented. Each method was used in twenty housing units: approximately half of each group of units are single story and the remainder two-story. Results show that duct leakage to the outside was reduced by an average of 59% through the use of manual methods, and by 90% in the units where the injected spray sealant was used. It was found that 73% of the leakage reduction in homes that were treated with injected spray sealant was attributable to the manual sealing done at boots, returns and the air handler. The cost of manually-applying sealant ranged from $275 to $511 per unit and for the injected spray sealant the cost was $700 per unit. Modeling suggests a simple payback of 2.2 years for manual sealing and 4.7 years for the injected spray sealant system. Utility bills were collected for one year before and after the retrofits. Utility bill analysis shows 14% and 16% energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing procedure respectively in heating season whereas in cooling season, energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing were both 16%.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of aluminizing of Cr-containing ferritic alloys on the seal strength of a novel high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell sealing glass  

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A novel high-temperature alkaline-earth silicate sealing glass was developed for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. The glass was used to join two metallic coupons of Cr-containing ferritic stainless steel for seal strength evaluation. In previous work, SrCrO4 was found to form along the glass/steel interface, which led to severe strength degradation. In the present study, aluminization of the steel surface was investigated as a remedy to minimize or prevent the strontium chromate formation. Three different processes for aluminization were evaluated with Crofer22APU stainless steel: pack cementation, vapor phase deposition, and aerosol spraying. It was found that pack cementation resulted in a rough surface with occasional cracks in the Al-diffused region. Vapor phase deposition yielded a smoother surface, but the resulting high Al content increased the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), resulting in failure of joined coupons. Aerosol spraying of an Al-containing salt resulted in formation of a thin aluminum oxide layer without any surface damage. The room temperature seal strength was evaluated in the as-fired state and in environmentally aged conditions. In contrast to earlier results with uncoated Crofer22APU, the aluminized samples showed no strength degradation even for samples aged in air. Interfacial and chemical compatibility was also investigated. The results showed aluminization to be a viable candidate approach to minimize undesirable chromate formation between alkaline earth silicate sealing glass and Cr-containing interconnect alloys for SOFC applications.

Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Singh, Prabhakar

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contaminant Sources  

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Contaminant sources include almost every component in the manufacturing process: people, materials, processing equipment, and manufacturing environments. People can generate contaminating particles, gases, conden...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion source  

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A magnetic filter for an ion source reduces the production of undesired ion species and improves the ion beam quality. High-energy ionizing electrons are confined by the magnetic filter to an ion source region, where the high-energy electrons ionize gas molecules. One embodiment of the magnetic filter uses permanent magnets oriented to establish a magnetic field transverse to the direction of travel of ions from the ion source region to the ion extraction region. In another embodiment, low energy 16 eV electrons are injected into the ion source to dissociate gas molecules and undesired ion species into desired ion species.

Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA); Ehlers, Kenneth W. (Alamo, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology  

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Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology for large commercial buildings. Title Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology for large commercial buildings. Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44220 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Carrié, François Rémi, Ronnen M. Levinson, Tengfang T. Xu, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Mark P. Modera, and Duo Wang Journal ASHRAE Transactions Start Page Chapter Date Published January 2002 Abstract Laboratory and field experiments were performed to evaluate the feasibility of sealing leaks in commercial duct systems with an aerosol sealant. The method involves blowing an aerosol through the duct system to seal the leaks from the inside, the principle being that the aerosol particles deposit in the cracks as they try to escape under pressure. It was shown that the seals created with the current sealant material can withstand pressures far in excess of what is found in commercial-building duct systems. We also performed two field experiments in two large-commercial buildings. The ASHRAE leakage classes of the systems were reduced from 653 down to 103, and from 40 down to 3. Methods and devices specifically devised for this application proved to be very efficient at (a) increasing the sealing rate and (b) attaining state-of-the-art duct leakage classes. Additional research is needed to improve the aerosol injection and delivery processes.

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An internal seal for repairing natural gas mains  

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Joint leakage from low pressure natural gas distribution mains (typical value: 0.25 ft[superscript 3] at 6 inwg gas pressure) is a persistent source of maintenance problems for utitlites. External encapsulation is the usual ...

Cooper, Samuel A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Wall Air Sealing and Insulation Methods in Existing Homes; An Overview of Opportunity and Process  

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This guide provides renovators and retrofit contractors an overview of considerations when including wall air sealing and insulation in an energy retrofit project. It also outlines the potential project risks, various materials for insulating, possible field inspections needed, installation procedures, as well as the benefits and drawbacks. The purpose of this document is to provide the outline of the overview and process of insulating and air sealing walls so that home retrofit professionals can identify approaches to air sealing and insulation measures.

Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Competitive Sourcing  

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COMPETITIVE SOURCING COMPETITIVE SOURCING ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Report on Competitive Sourcing Results Fiscal Year 2006 May 2007 Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary ...................................................................................... 1 Introduction................................................................................................. 4 I. The big picture ......................................................................................... 4 II. How public-private competition was used in FY 2006 .................................... 6 A. Anticipated benefits from competition in FY 2006

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This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested tha  

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This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested that if This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested that if 1 either party believed that the February 26, 2010 Opinion contained protected material that should be redacted before publication, that party shall, by motion filed on or before March 1, 2010, request that such protected material be redacted. The court has received no motions from either party requesting that the February 26, 2010 Opinion be redacted. The court therefore publishes the February 26, 2010 Opinion in its entirety. In the United States Court of Federal Claims No. 09-864 C (E-Filed: February 26, 2010, Under Seal) (Refiled: March 2, 2010) 1 ) Bid Protest; Statutory Interpretation; Small Business Administration; Priority of Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program over 8(a)

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SRS Seals Access to P and R Reactors, Marking End to Nearly 60-Years of  

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Seals Access to P and R Reactors, Marking End to Nearly Seals Access to P and R Reactors, Marking End to Nearly 60-Years of History: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Progress SRS Seals Access to P and R Reactors, Marking End to Nearly 60-Years of History: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Progress June 28, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Marc Sharpe, who was a senior reactor operator at P Reactor in the mid-1980s, (left) and Dr. David Moody, U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operation Office Manager, were the last people to leave P Reactor, just before the opening is welded shut. Marc Sharpe, who was a senior reactor operator at P Reactor in the mid-1980s, (left) and Dr. David Moody, U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operation Office Manager, were the last people to leave P Reactor,

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"Aegean Seals of the Late Bronze Age: Masters and Workshops, II. The First Generation Minoan Masters"  

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the popular Groups.2 The serpentine seals found armost excrusively in LM r 6..irr, .o.r,.** comprise the more naturalistic Cretan popular Gro.rf O....fr*, ,fr. Cp Group); the steatite seals.found m.osrry o.r th. M#il";,;.-.iio,r"tty in the Islands, and rarely...*p"r. the lions on IX 114 and,7D,.lor. ,o the J-L Masrer. Lions, Bulls, Stags, Boars: The Master. ].31j 11:al_{:_.1 Jap!9io and 272 (5, 6) from Rutsi (both LH ilA). Aegean seals: masters and workshops l2l animals (note the waterbirds' legs on I273). The careful...

Younger, John G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum encapsulated hermetically sealed diamond amplified cathode capsule and method for making same  

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A vacuum encapsulated, hermetically sealed cathode capsule for generating an electron beam of secondary electrons, which generally includes a cathode element having a primary emission surface adapted to emit primary electrons, an annular insulating spacer, a diamond window element comprising a diamond material and having a secondary emission surface adapted to emit secondary electrons in response to primary electrons impinging on the diamond window element, a first cold-weld ring disposed between the cathode element and the annular insulating spacer and a second cold-weld ring disposed between the annular insulating spacer and the diamond window element. The cathode capsule is formed by a vacuum cold-weld process such that the first cold-weld ring forms a hermetical seal between the cathode element and the annular insulating spacer and the second cold-weld ring forms a hermetical seal between the annular spacer and the diamond window element whereby a vacuum encapsulated chamber is formed within the capsule.

Rao, Triveni; Walsh, John; Gangone, Elizabeth

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioisotope thermoelectric generator package o-ring seal material validation testing  

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The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Test was conducted to validate the use of the Butyl material as a primary seal throughout the required temperature range. Three tests were performed at (I) 233 K ({minus}40 {degree}F), (2) a specified operating temperature, and (3) 244 K ({minus}20 {degree}F) before returning to room temperature. Helium leak tests were performed at each test point to determine seal performance. The two major test objectives were to establish that butyl rubber material would maintain its integrity under various conditions and within specified parameters and to evaluate changes in material properties. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}

Adkins, H.E.; Ferrell, P.C.; Knight, R.C. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P. O. Box 1970, MSIN N1-25, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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SERS-active nanoparticles as a barcoding technology for tags and seals  

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In this paper, we present our work to modernize tagging and sealing technologies for international safeguards applications. Our work combines technologies developed at both Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), to offer a passive tag and seal system that can be applied and verified in field, with minimal training for on-site personnel, along with a low per-seal cost. Here, we focus primarily on LANL technology: the use of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) as an inexpensive verification tool. Our nanoparticles offer unique SERS responses, which we can then use to incorporate robust barcoding into tag materials. We describe this technology in more detail, offer preliminary results, and outline integration with SNL developments.

Brown, Leif O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Doorn, Stephen K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Merkle, Peter B [SNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of CO2 sorption-induced anisotropic swelling on caprock sealing efficiency  

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Abstract Caprock sealing integrity is a key issue to CO2 sequestration in a saline aquifer over a long period. Caprock as a sealing layer is defined as water-saturated formation with a sufficient capillary entry pressure to prevent the upward migration of a buoyant fluid. Most caprocks are naturally anisotropic, hence the effect of CO2 sorption-induced anisotropic swelling may heavily impact their sealing efficiency. This paper proposes a numerical model based on a conceptual model for the investigation of the sealing efficiency of anisotropic caprocks, where caprock is a composite body of fracture network and shale matrix. Two-phase flow of brine water and CO2 is observed only in the fracture network but the CO2 in the fractures further diffuses into shale matrix through a much slower diffusion process and makes the shale matrix anisotropically swell or shrink, thus significantly altering the directional porosity and permeability of the fracture network. This numerical model is verified by a storage reservoir and applied to a caprock layer to explore the mechanism for self-enhancement or self-limiting in the CO2brine mixing zone if anisotropic swelling is considered. These examples demonstrate that this model is able to numerically simulate the CO2 storage relevant geological systems within anisotropic shale. The sorption-induced anisotropic swelling of shale matrix has significant impacts on the caprock sealing efficiency. This work provides an alternative tool to enrich the numerical modeling for the assessment of CO2 caprock sealing efficiency in natural shale caprocks.

J.G. Wang; Yang Ju; Feng Gao; Yan Peng; Yanan Gao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed Testing to Assess the Accuracy of Glass-To-Metal Seal Stress Analyses.  

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The material characterization tests conducted on 304L VAR stainless steel and Schott 8061 glass have provided higher fidelity data for calibration of material models used in Glass - T o - Metal (GTM) seal analyses. Specifically, a Thermo - Multi - Linear Elastic Plastic ( thermo - MLEP) material model has be en defined for S S304L and the Simplified Potential Energy Clock nonlinear visc oelastic model has been calibrated for the S8061 glass. To assess the accuracy of finite element stress analyses of GTM seals, a suite of tests are proposed to provide data for comparison to mo del predictions.

Chambers, Robert S.; Emery, John M; Tandon, Rajan; Antoun, Bonnie R. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Stavig, Mark E.; Newton, Clay S.; Gibson, Cory S; Bencoe, Denise N.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new three-control-volume theory for circumferentially-grooved liquid seals  

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? C, ci, ci, c4 D, Fo ? 2RLAP f?f, H L m, n p p?p, p = P/pWo Re, = 2pC, WO/ft Area, (L') Groove depth, (L) Nondimensional parameter, defined in Eq. (28), (-) Direct, cross-coupled damping coefficient, (FT/L) Seal discharge coefficient..., defined in Eq. (53) Seal clearance, (L) Nondimensional parameters, defined in Eq. (28), (-) Hydrauhc diameter, (L) Force, (F) Nondimenstonalizing force, defined in Eq. (73), (F) Radial, tangential nondimensional force, defined in Eq. (74), (-'l...

Marquette, Olivier Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental measurements and methods for data analysis to determine the rotordynamic coefficients of a labyrinth seal  

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. 3 Equations of motion 3. 1. 4 Seal forces 3. 1. 5 Bearing forces 3. 1. 6 Imbalace forces 3. 1. 7 Final equations of motion 3. 1. 8 Identification of rotor-bearing parameters 3. 1. 9 Identification of seal force coefficients 3. 1. 10 Solution... process 3. 2 Sensitivity Analysis 3. 2. 1 Definition of insensitivity function 3. 2. 2 Imbalance response of a long rigid rotor 3. 2. 3 Sensitivity analysis 41 43 45 46 48 49 54 56 57 57 60 78 CHAPTER IV . CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS...

Choi, Sang Kyu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PhMe, 150 C, 16 h sealed tube under air  

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N Ph Ph H CO2Et OH MeO N CO2Et O MeO Ph C Ph Ph PhMe, 150 °C, 16 h sealed tube under air (46% yield1 Mechanism Answer N Ph Ph H CO2Et OH MeO N CO2Et O MeO Ph C Ph Ph PhMe, 150 °C, 16 h sealed tube under air (46% yield) Molina, P.; Alajarin, M.; Vidal, A. J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 4008. Mechanism Answer

Stoltz, Brian M.

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On the dependence of the leak-rate of seals on the skewness of the surface height probability distribution  

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Seals are extremely useful devices to prevent fluid leakage. We present experimental result which show that the leak-rate of seals depend sensitively on the skewness in the height probability distribution. The experimental data are analyzed using the critical-junction theory. We show that using the top-power spectrum result in good agreement between theory and experiment.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PUBLIC HEALTH / SAFE HANDLING It is generally recommended to not eat seals or walruses that look sick.  

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sick. Until we know more, if you harvest or find a sick seal you should: · Wear gloves · Wash your Commission: 1-877-277-4392 (Nome) · Gay Sheffield: 1-800-478-2202 (UAF-Marine Advisory Program, Nome) · NMFS 1-877-925-7773 (Marine Mammal Stranding Network ­ Juneau) DISEASE OUTBREAK - SEALS November 2011

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Improving performance and rotordynamic characteristics of injection compressors via much longer balance-piston and division-wall seals  

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Predictions are presented for a selected compressor using longer hole-pattern seals with L/D ratios from 0.5 to 2.5. Results were obtained for back-to-back and in-line compressors with the seal located at mid-span and at 82% of rotor span...

Rodrigues Rodrigues, Margarita

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Spring Losses in Linear Clearance Seal Compressors P.B. Bailey, M.W. Dadd, J.S. Reed*  

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1 Gas Spring Losses in Linear Clearance Seal Compressors P.B. Bailey, M.W. Dadd, J.S. Reed* , C. Stevenage, U.K. Thomas M. Davis Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, U.S.A ABSTRACT investigations on conventional crank driven reciprocating compressors, where the use of normal sliding seals

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Compliant alkali silicate sealing glass for solid oxide fuel cell applications: thermal cycle stability and chemical compatibility  

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An alkali silicate glass (SCN-1) is currently being evaluated as a candidate sealing glass for solid oxide fuel (SOFC) applications. The glass containing ~17 mole% alkalis (K2O and Na2O) remains vitreous and compliant during SOFC operation, unlike conventional SOFC sealing glasses, which experience substantial devitrification after the sealing process. The non-crystallizing compliant sealing glass has lower glass transition and softening temperatures since the microstructure remains glassy without significant crystallite formation, and hence can relieve or reduce residual stresses and also has the potential for crack healing. Sealing approaches based on compliant glass will also need to satisfy all the mechanical, thermal, chemical, physical, and electrical requirements for SOFC applications, not only in bulk properties but also at sealing interfaces. In this first of a series of papers we will report the thermal cycle stability of the glass when sealed between two SOFC components, i.e., a NiO/YSZ anode supported YSZ bilayer and a coated ferritic stainless steel interconnect material. High temperature leak rates were monitored versus thermal cycles between 700-850oC using back pressures ranging from 0.2 psi to 1.0 psi. Isothermal stability was also evaluated in a dual environment consisting of flowing dilute H2 fuel versus ambient air. In addition, chemical compatibility at the alumina and YSZ interfaces was examined with scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The results shed new light on the topic of SOFC glass seal development.

Chou, Y. S.; Thomsen, Edwin C.; Williams, Riley T.; Choi, Jung-Pyung; Canfield, Nathan L.; Bonnett, Jeff F.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Shyam, Amit; Lara-Curzio, E.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives  

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Ultra (dual-sealed) U-shaped galvanized steel [thickness 0.25 mm, ? = 62 W/(mK)]Ultra LOW (dual-sealed) U-shaped stainless steel [thickness 0.20 mm, ? = 13.63 W/(mK)

Bergh, Sofie Van Den

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and computational leakage investigation of labyrinth seals with rub grooves of actual size and shape  

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to that of a modified convex wall geometry. The test facility is a 33 times enlargement of the actual seal. The pressure drop leakage rate and flow visualization digital images for the standard geometry seal were measured at various Reynolds numbers...

Ambrosia, Matthew Stanley

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Competitive Sourcing  

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Competitive Sourcing Competitive Sourcing The Department of Energy's (DOE) Competitive Sourcing program is a management initiative aimed at improving DOE's performance and reducing the Department's operational costs. The program is governed by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A- 76, Performance of Commercial Activities, dated May 29, 2003. The commercial activities selected for review and competition include functions performed by government employees that are readily available in the private sector, and where the potential for efficiencies, regardless of the winning provider, are highly likely. The candidate functions are chosen from the Department's annual Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act Inventory and subjected to a feasibility review to determine if a prudent business case can be made to enter

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Microsoft PowerPoint - compliant sealing glass review 7,27,2010 rev1.pptx [Read-Only]  

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Compliant glass seal development Compliant glass seal development Y-S Matt Chou, E. Thomsen, E. Mast, J-P Choi, W. Voldrich, and J. W. Stevenson Introduction and objectives Q1: Effect of differential pressure on thermal cycle stability 1 experimental 1. experimental 2. leak rates versus cycling (700-850 o C/1000h) Q2: thermal stability study in a duel environment 1. leak rates versus time (750-800 o C/1000h) 2. microstructure and interface characterization Q3: assess YSZ coating and other mat'l for spacer rings Q g p g Summary Future work Solid-State Energy Conversion Alliance Core Technology Programs Review, July 27-29, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA Compliant versus refractory sealing glass  = E T Compliant sealing glass 1.20E-02 YSO1 glass Refractory sealing glass Data provided by ORNL

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Field Test of Advanced Duct-Sealing Technologies Within the Weatherization Assistance Program  

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A field test of an aerosol-spray duct-sealing technology and a conventional, best-practice approach was performed in 80 homes to determine the efficacy and programmatic needs of the duct-sealing technologies as applied in the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program. The field test was performed in five states: Iowa, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The study found that, compared with the best-practice approach, the aerosol-spray technology is 50% more effective at sealing duct leaks and can potentially reduce labor time and costs for duct sealing by 70%, or almost 4 crew-hours. Further study to encourage and promote use of the aerosol-spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program is recommended. A pilot test of full production weatherization programs using the aerosol-spray technology is recommended to develop approaches for integrating this technology with other energy conservation measures and minimizing impacts on weatherization agency logistics. In order to allow or improve adoption of the aerosol spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program, issues must be addressed concerning equipment costs, use of the technology under franchise arrangements with Aeroseal, Inc. (the holders of an exclusive license to use this technology), software used to control the equipment, safety, and training. Application testing of the aerosol-spray technology in mobile homes is also recommended.

Ternes, MP

2001-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2012 Dresser-Rand 3 Adjustable Impeller Eye Labyrinth Seal  

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Labyrinth Seal Overview Dresser-Rand is one of the leading manufacturers of centrifugal compressors for the oil and gas industry. One of the main components Dresser-Rand implements to improve compressor. The current test process to undergo this clearance analysis requires the disassembly of the compressor test

Demirel, Melik C.

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Microbial life at ?13 C in the brine of an ice-sealed Antarctic lake  

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...an ice-sealed Antarctic lake 10.1073/pnas.1208607109 Alison E. Murray Fabien Kenig Christian H. Fritsen Christopher P...of 1,188 base pairs. Neighbor-joining trees using pair-wise deletion were calculated in MEGA (v4) (29). UniFrac (30...

Alison E. Murray; Fabien Kenig; Christian H. Fritsen; Christopher P. McKay; Kaelin M. Cawley; Ross Edwards; Emanuele Kuhn; Diane M. McKnight; Nathaniel E. Ostrom; Vivian Peng; Adrian Ponce; John C. Priscu; Vladimir Samarkin; Ashley T. Townsend; Protima Wagh; Seth A. Young; Pung To Yung; Peter T. Doran

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trawling Operations and South African (Cape) Fur Seals, Arctocepha/us pusillus pusil/us  

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. Wickens is with the Marine Biology Re search Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South, but this is negligible (0.3%) in terms ofthe value ofthe fishery. Seal mortality is mainly caused by drown ing in trawl are deliberately killed annually, but this most likely takes place only when caught and they enter the area below

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Method for sealing remote leaks in an enclosure using an aerosol  

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The invention is a method and device for sealing leaks remotely by means of injecting a previously prepared aerosol into the enclosure being sealed according to a particular sealing efficiency defined by the product of a penetration efficiency and a particle deposition efficiency. By using different limits in the relationship between penetration efficiency and flowrate, the same method according the invention can be used for coating the inside of an enclosure. Specifically the invention is a method and device for preparing, transporting, and depositing a solid phase aerosol to the interior surface of the enclosure relating particle size, particle carrier flow rate, and pressure differential, so that particles deposited there can bridge and substantially seal each leak, with out providing a substantial coating at inside surfaces of the enclosure other than the leak. The particle size and flow parameters can be adjusted to coat the interior of the enclosure (duct) without substantial plugging of the leaks depending on how the particle size and flowrate relationships are chosen.

Modera, Mark P. (Piedmont, CA); Carrie, Francois R. (Lyons, FR)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evaluation of rotordynamic coefficients for hybrid metal mesh pocket damper seals in turbomachinery  

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, the metal mesh density and the amplitude of vibration of the seal journal on the metal mesh dynamic response. The second set was designed to check the effect of varying these three parameters in addition to the effect of varying the inlet pressure...

Burshid, Sami Muhammad

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption of Northern Elephant Seals during Diving in the Laboratory  

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116 Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption of Northern Elephant Seals during Diving in the Laboratory Paul M. Webb1 heart rate over the entire dive cycle increased with increasing oxygen consumption in all, which casts some doubt on the usefulness of heart rate as an indicator of metabolicBurney J. Le Boeuf1 1

Webb, Paul M.

396

It's too late to seal a global climate deal. But we need action, not Kyoto II  

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to economic development, with development based on cleaner, sustainable technologies for power, transport, buildings and industry. The rich world will benefit as the poor world goes green, and will have to pay much wait It's too late to seal a global climate deal. But we need action, not Kyoto II |... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green

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Duct System Flammability and Air Sealing Fire Separation Assemblies in the International Residential Code  

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IBACOS identified two barriers that limit the ability of builders to cost-effectively achieve higher energy efficiency levels in housing. These are (1) the use of duct system materials that inherently achieve airtightness and are appropriately sized for low-load houses and (2) the ability to air seal fire separation assemblies. The issues identified fall into a gray area of the codes.

Rudd, A.; Prahl, D.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Experimental Dynamic Forced Performance of a Centrally Grooved, End Sealed Squeeze Film Damper  

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the damper lands. An ISO VG2 lubricant is supplied to the SFD via three radial holes that discharge lubricant into the central groove. The lubricant passes through the damper lands and across the piston ring seals to finally exit the damper at ambient...

Mahecha Mojica, Lady Paola

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

399

Aerobic capacities in the heart, kidneys, and splanchnic organs of harbor seals: adaptations to diving hypoxia  

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of harbor seals was elevated over the dog and rat as well (2.3 and 1.4X in the heart, and 2.5 and 5X in the liver). These data suggest that organs such as the liver, kidneys, and stomach also possess a heightened ability for aerobic, fat-based metabolism...

Fuson, Amanda Lynn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

400

Optimisation of robotised sealing stations in paint shops by process simulation and automatic path planning  

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Application of sealing materials is done in order to prevent water leakage into cavities of the car body, and to reduce noise. The complexity of the sealing spray process is characterised by multi-phase and free surface flows, multi-scale phenomena, and large moving geometries, which poses great challenges for mathematical modelling and simulation. The aim of this paper is to present a novel framework that includes detailed process simulation and automatic generation of collision free robot paths. To verify the simulations, the resulting width, thickness and shape of applied material on test plates as a function of time and spraying distance have been compared to experiments. The agreement is in general very good. The efficient implementation makes it possible to simulate application of one meter of sealing material in less than an hour on a standard computer, and it is therefore feasible to include such detailed simulations in the production preparation process and off-line programming of the sealing robots. [Received 12 April 2013; Revised 26 August 2013; Accepted 3 September 2013

Andreas Mark; Robert Bohlin; Daniel Segerdahl; Fredrik Edelvik; Johan S. Carlson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Measurements of leakage, power loss and rotordynamic force coefficients in a hybrid brush seal  

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This thesis presents measurements of power loss and leakage in a hybrid brush seal (HBS) for increasing pressure differentials and over a range of rotor speeds. The test HBS, Haynes-25 bristle pack [~850 bristles/cm] and 45o lay angle, is 166.4 mm...

Baker, Jose Enrique

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

402

Exquisitely sensitive seal whisker-like sensors detect wakes at large distances  

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Blindfolded harbor seals are able to use their uniquely shaped whiskers to track vortex wakes left by moving animals and objects that passed by up to 30 seconds earlier; this is an impressive feat as the flow features they detect may have velocity as low as 1 mm/s, and the seals have some capacity to identify the shape of the object as well. They do so while swimming forward at high speed, hence their whiskers are sensitive enough to detect small-scale changes in the external flow field, while rejecting self-generated flow noise. Here we identify and illustrate a novel flow mechanism that allows artificial whiskers with the identical unique geometry as those of the harbor seal to detect the features of minute flow fluctuations in wakes produced by objects far away. This is shown through the study of a model problem, consisting of a harbor seal whisker model interacting with the wake of an upstream circular cylinder. We show that whereas in open water the whisker geometry results in very low vibration, once it...

Beem, Heather R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Comprehensive Review of Caprock-Sealing Mechanisms for Geologic Carbon Sequestration  

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CO2 capture and geologic sequestration is one of the most promising options for reducing atmospheric emissions of CO2. Its viability and long-term safety, which depends on the caprocks sealing capacity and integrity, is crucial for implementing CO2 ...

Juan Song; Dongxiao Zhang

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

404

eSeal -A System for Enhanced Electronic Assertion of Authenticity and Integrity  

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in the network and a communication protocol. The system is able to control various kinds of integrity settings to claim and assert the authenticity and integrity of goods, documents or other valued objects in storageeSeal - A System for Enhanced Electronic Assertion of Authenticity and Integrity Christian Decker1

Beigl, Michael

405

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 10: Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing  

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This report was prepared by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program. The report provides information to home owners who want to make their existing homes more energy efficient by sealing leaks in the building envelope (ceiling, walls, and floors) that let in drafts and let conditioned air escape. The report provides descriptions of 19 key areas of the home where air sealing can improve home performance and energy efficiency. The report includes suggestions on how to find a qualified weatherization or home performance contractor, what to expect in a home energy audit, opportune times for performing air sealing, and what safety and health concerns to be aware of. The report describes some basic building science concepts and topics related to air sealing including ventilation, diagnostic tools, and code requirements. The report will be available for free download from the DOE Building America website. It is a suitable consumer education tool for home performance and weatherization contractors to share with customers to describe the process and value of home energy retrofits.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

406

Windback seal design for gas compressors: a numerical and experimental study  

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of the tested smooth seal compares favorably with two dimensional CFD predictions, with a difference of 2%-11% and 8%-15% using laminar and ?º-?µ turbulent flow models, respectively. The variation of leakage with shaft speed and pressure ratio across...

Al-Ghasem, Adnan Mahmoud

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

407

The static and dynamic characteristics of divergent tapered-bore hole-pattern gas seals  

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and at exit-to-inlet pressure ratios of 40% and approximately 53%. Comparisons are given between the three seals for direct and cross-coupled impedances; mass flow rate and effective stiffness and damping coefficients. Results show that an optimum effective...

Carter, Jeremy John

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Experimental measurement of phase averaged wall-pressure distributions for a 25% eccentric whirling annular seal  

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Instantaneous wall-pressure data were recorded for a 25% eccentric whirling annular seal for rotor speeds of 1800RPM and 3600RPM, axial Reynolds numbers of 24000 and 12000, and whirl ratios of 0.1-1.0 following the procedure set forth by Winslow...

Cusano, Domenic

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

409

Rates of maximum food intake in young northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) and the seasonal  

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- ports body growth and energy storage, which ultimately af- fect survival and reproductive success to compensate by further increasing their levels of consumption on subsequent feeding days. Absolute levels, the fur seals did not appear to efficiently convert this additional energy into mass growth, particularly

410

LBNL-XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation  

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Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 1 Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Jennifer M. Logue, William J. N for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared

411

COMPETITIVE SOURCING  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COMPETITIVE SOURCING COMPETITIVE SOURCING EXECUTIVE STEERING GROUP MEETING PROCEEDINGS June 17, 2002 8:30 am - 11:00 am Room 5E-069 ATTENDEES John Gordon Robert Card Bruce Carnes Kathy Peery Brendan Danaher, AFGE Tony Lane Karen Evans Bill Sylvester Claudia Cross Brian Costlow Laurie Smith Helen Sherman Frank Bessera Rosalie Jordan Dennis O'Brien Mark Hively Robin Mudd Steven Apicella AGENDA 8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks 8:35a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Executive Steering Group roles and responsibilities, A-76 status, and talking points Team Briefings 8:55 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Information Technology Study 9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Financial Services Study

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A modeling study on the thermomechanical behavior of glass-ceramic and self-healing glass seals at elevated temperatures  

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Hermetic gas seals are critical components for planar solid oxide fuel cells. This article focuses on comparative evaluation of a glass-ceramic developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and a self-healing glass seal developed by the University of Cincinnati. The stress and strain levels in the Positive electrode-Electrolyte-Negative electrode (PEN) seal in one cell stack are evaluated using a multi-physics simulation package developed at PNNL. Simulations were carried out with and without consideration of clamping force and stack body force, respectively. The results indicate that the overall stress and strain levels are dominated by the thermal expansion mismatches between the different cell components. Further, compared with glass-ceramic seal, the self-healing glass seal results in much lower steady state stress due to its much lower stiffness at the operating temperature of SOFC, and also exhibits much shorter relaxation times due to high creep rate. It is also noted that the self-healing glass seal will experience continuing creep deformation under the operating temperature of SOFC therefore resulting in possible overflow of the sealing materials. Further stopper material may need to be added to maintain its geometric stability during operation.

Govindaraju, Nirmal; Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Singh, Prabhakar; Singh, R.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured Results for a New Hole-Pattern Annular Gas Seal Incorporating Larger Diameter Holes, Comparisons to Results for a Traditional Hole-Pattern Seal and Predictions  

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? gamma ratio [-] j i x F ? ? Definition of stiffness [F/L] i j F x ? ? Definition of damping [F.t/L] i j F x ? ? Definition of added mass [M] ijH? Dynamic uncertainty [F/L] or [F.t/L] P? ? ? Pressure difference [F/L2...]? entrance loss P? ? Entrance loss pressure difference [F/L2]? entrance loss P'? ? Entrance loss pressure difference of seal [F/L2]? ?x, ?y Relative motion between the rotor and the stator [L] ?? ? Leakage coefficient [-] ? Non-dimensional mass...

Vannarsdall, Michael Lloyd

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

414

Calculation of dose rates during replacement of the 3CL seal tube in the FFTF IEM cell  

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In September 1996, the seal tube at the 3CL window of the Interim Examination and Maintenance (IEM) Cell at the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) failed. Replacement of the seal tube required removing the 3CL master slave manipulator (MSM) and shielding creating a streaming path for radiation from irradiated fuel and activated hardware in the IEM Cell. As a part of the preparation for the seal tube replacement, expected dose rates in the IEM Cell gallery outside the open 3CL penetration during the repair work were evaluated.

Nelson, J.V.

1997-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

415

"Aegean Seals of the Late Bronze Age: Stylistic Groups, V. Minoan Groups Contemporary with LM IIIA1"  

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H, Berlirr. IJuchbinderarbeiten: Fuhrmann, Bcrlir-r Gcdruckt mit lJnrerstiitzung der I)cr.rtschen Forschungsgemeinschaft JoHr.'r C. YouNcEn AEGEAN SE,ALS OIT THE, LATE, BRONZE AGE: STYLISTIC GROUPS V. MINOAN GROUPS CONTEMPORARY \\TITH LM III A 1'I Synopsis... .7 %) come from Knossos or the Knossos area, and it is probably here that the workshoo should be located. Apart from the 27 Specky sealings from Knossos, the earliest con- texts for the Grouo's seals date to LM/LH III Ai: Tholoi A and B at Archanes...

Younger, John G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Microsoft PowerPoint - Rev.R3aPassive High-Temperature Sealing Device TechBriefp1.ppt  

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Passive High-Temperature Sealing Device Passive High-Temperature Sealing Device at a glance  temperature activated  provides circumferential sealing  maintains continuous force  conforms to irregular shapes and surface conditions  expands to fill large gaps  U. S. Patent 7,503,594 To use as a seal, the ring can be inserted inside a pipe with the thinner wall in contact with the inner wall of the pipe. High temperature will cause the thinner wall to expand outward, providing a tight seal against the pipe. The expanding ring wall will accommodate irregularities in the pipe wall. Seals process lines A sealing device has been designed to act as a high-temperature shutoff valve for pipes and ducts. This passive device can be used to stop the flow of gas or liquid in conditions of sudden

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Investigation of self-sealing in high-strength and ultra-low-permeability concrete in water using micro-focus X-ray CT  

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High-strength and ultra-low-permeability concrete (HSULPC) is thought to be useful as a radioactive waste package. Thus, a high confining ability is desirable. For cementitious materials, sealing of cracks may occur in water due to the precipitation of calcium compounds. This can affect the confining ability. In this study, the sealing of a crack in HSULPC in water was investigated using micro-focus X-ray computed tomography (CT). The sealing by precipitation occurred only around the end of the specimen. Sealed regions of the crack were identified using three-dimensional image registration and CT image subtraction of images obtained for the specimen before and after it was immersed in water to evaluate temporal changes of the sealing deposits in the crack. The sealing deposits increased as the HSULPC specimen was kept in water longer. It was concluded that cracks in HSULPC in water are sealed by precipitation.

Fukuda, Daisuke [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan); Nara, Yoshitaka, E-mail: nara.yoshitaka.2n@kyoto-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 611-8540 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 611-8540 (Japan); Kobayashi, Yuya; Maruyama, Megumi; Koketsu, Mayuko [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan); Hayashi, Daisuke; Ogawa, Hideo [Taiheiyo Consultant Co., Ltd., Ohsaku, Sakura 285-8655 (Japan)] [Taiheiyo Consultant Co., Ltd., Ohsaku, Sakura 285-8655 (Japan); Kaneko, Katsuhiko [Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan)] [Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Gas seal for an in situ oil shale retort and method of forming thermal barrier  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas seal is provided in an access drift excavated in a subterranean formation containing oil shale. The access drift is adjacent an in situ oil shale retort and is in gas communication with the fragmented permeable mass of formation particles containing oil shale formed in the in situ oil shale retort. The mass of formation particles extends into the access drift, forming a rubble pile of formation particles having a face approximately at the angle of repose of fragmented formation. The gas seal includes a temperature barrier which includes a layer of heat insulating material disposed on the face of the rubble pile of formation particles and additionally includes a gas barrier. The gas barrier is a gas-tight bulkhead installed across the access drift at a location in the access drift spaced apart from the temperature barrier.

Burton, III, Robert S. (Mesa, CO)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Numerical simulation of geometry effects for concentric-rotor labyrinth seals  

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a single cavity of a seal. Naturally it &could be preferable to include all cayities, h()&i( ver con)put atiousl resource limil at iona preclude this possil&ilit y. Fi ) ur(. . sh()ivs a magnified view of a small i&(l)'1 n)ll ()I & he g)'Icl. sh... a single cavity of a seal. Naturally it &could be preferable to include all cayities, h()&i( ver con)put atiousl resource limil at iona preclude this possil&ilit y. Fi ) ur(. . sh()ivs a magnified view of a small i&(l)'1 n)ll ()I & he g)'Icl. sh...

Ko, Sung-Ho

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

420

Aging of Weapon Seals An Update on Butyl O-ring Issues  

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During testing under the Enhanced Surveillance Campaign in 2001, preliminary data detected a previously unknown and potentially serious concern with recently procured butyl o-rings on several programs. All butyl o-rings molded from a proprietary formulation throughout the period circa 1999 through 2001 had less than a full cure. Engineering judgment was that under curing is detrimental and could possibly lead to sub-optimum performance or, in the worst case, premature seal failure. An aging study was undertaken to ensure that suspect o-rings installed in the stockpile will retain sufficient sealing force for a minimum ten-year service life. A new prediction model developed for this study indicates suspect o-rings do not need to be replaced before the ten-year service life. Long-term testing results are reported on a yearly basis to validate the prediction model. This report documents the aging results for the period September 2002 to January 2011.

Wilson, Mark H.

2011-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPETITIVE SOURCING  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EXECUTIVE STEERING GROUP Meeting Proceedings October 30, 2002 Room 6E-069, 10:30 - 12:00 Agenda Opening Remarks Bruce Carnes Competitive Sourcing Update Denny O'Brien Team Briefings Team Leads ESG Discussion/Wrap up Bruce Carnes Attendees Bruce Carnes, Acting Chair MaryAnn Shebek Robert Card Prentis Cook Ambassador Brooks Tony Lane Kyle McSlarrow Karen Evans Suzanne Brennan, NTEU Claudia Cross Brian Costlow Helen Sherman Frank Bessera Laurie Morman Denny O'Brien Travis McCrory Bill Pearce Jeff Dowl Mark Hively Steven Apicella Robin Mudd Bruce Carnes chaired the meeting and began with welcoming NTEU to the meeting. In regard to the OMB's Balanced Scorecard, the Department has achieved a Green on progress and we are close to achieving a yellow on status.

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Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10- Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This guide provides information to contractors and homeowners to identify ways to seal unwanted air leaks in homes, while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding indoor air pollution.

423

Seal integrity and feasibility of CO2 sequestration in the Teapot Dome EOR pilot: geomechanical site characterization  

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This paper reports a preliminary investigation of CO2 sequestration and seal integrity at Teapot Dome oil field, Wyoming, USA, with...2 leakage along reservoir-bounding faults. CO2 injection into reservoirs creat...

Laura Chiaramonte; Mark D. Zoback; Julio Friedmann; Vicki Stamp

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

CONTAINMENT VESSEL TEMPERATURE FOR PU-238 HEAT SOURCE CONTAINER UNDER AMBIENT, FREE CONVECTION AND LOW EMISSIVITY COOLING CONDITIONS  

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The EP-61 primary containment vessel of the 5320 shipping package has been used for storage and transportation of Pu-238 plutonium oxide heat source material. For storage, the material in its convenience canister called EP-60 is placed in the EP-61 and sealed by two threaded caps with elastomer O-ring seals. When the package is shipped, the outer cap is seal welded to the body. While stored, the EP-61s are placed in a cooling water bath. In preparation for welding, several containers are removed from storage and staged to the welding booth. The significant heat generation of the contents, and resulting rapid rise in component temperature necessitates special handling practices. The test described here was performed to determine the temperature rise with time and peak temperature attained for an EP-61 with 203 watts of internal heat generation, upon its removal from the cooling water bath.

Gupta, N.; Smith, A.

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

425

Analysis of Compressible and Incompressible Flows Through See-through Labyrinth Seals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

effect on the discharge coefficient. In particular, for compressible fluid under certain flow and seal geometric conditions, the discharge coefficient did not increase with an increase in the Reynolds number. It was correlated to the pressure ratio, g...1842g1870. Moreover, it was also related to the fact that the flow of the fluid through the constriction became compressible and the flow eventually became choked. At low pressure ratios (less than 0.7), Saikishan?s incompressible model deviated from...

Woo, Jeng Won

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

426

Glass composition and process for sealing void spaces in electrochemical devices  

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A glass foaming material and method are disclosed for filling void spaces in electrochemical devices. The glass material includes a reagent that foams at a temperature above the softening point of the glass. Expansion of the glass fills void spaces including by-pass and tolerance channels of electrochemical devices. In addition, cassette to cassette seals can also be formed while channels and other void spaces are filled, reducing the number of processing steps needed.

Meinhardt, Kerry D. (Richland, WA); Kirby, Brent W. (Kennewick, WA)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Long-term sealing analyses for US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) caverns  

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It is inevitable that sealing and abandonment will someday occur in a SPR cavern or caverns. To gain insight into the long-term behavior of a typical SPR cavern following sealing and abandonment, a suite of mechanical finite-element calculations was performed. The initial analyses predict how quickly and to what extent a cavern pressurizes after it is plugged. The analyses also examine the stability of the cavern as it changes shape due to the excessive pressures generated as the salt creeps and the brine in the cavern thermally expands. These large-scale analyses do not include the details of the plug but assume a good seal is established in the cavern wells. In another series of analyses, the potential for forming a leak at the plug is evaluated. A cement plug, emplaced in the casing seat of a cavern well, is loaded using the predicted brine pressures from the cavern analyses. The plugged casing analyses examine the potential for forming a leak path in and along the interfaces of salt, casing, and cement plug. In the last set of analysis, the dimensional scale of the problem is further reduced to examine a preexisting crack along a casing/salt interface. The cracked interface is assumed to be fluid filled and fully pressurized by the cavern fluids. The analyses address the potential for the fluid path to extend upwards along a plugged casing should an open microannulus surround the casing after it is plugged.

Ehgartner, B.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Creep analysis of solid oxide fuel cell with bonded compliant seal design  

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Abstract Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) requires good sealant because it works in harsh conditions (high temperature, thermal cycle, oxidative and reducing gas environments). Bonded compliant seal (BCS) is a new sealing method for planar SOFC. It uses a thin foil metal to bond the window frame and cell, achieving the seal between window frame and cell. At high temperature, a comprehensive evaluation of its creep strength is essential for the adoption of BCS design. In order to characterize the creep behavior, the creep induced by thermal stresses in SOFC with BCS design is simulated by finite element method. The results show that the foil is compressed and large thermal stresses are generated. The initial peak thermal stress is located in the thin foil because the foil acts as a spring stores the thermal stresses by elastic and plastic deformation in itself. Serving at high temperature, initial thermal displacement is partially recovered because of the creep relaxation, which becomes a new discovered advantage for BCS design. It predicts that the failures are likely to happen in the middle of the cell edge and BNi-2 filler metal, because the maximum residual displacement and creep strain are located.

Wenchun Jiang; Yucai Zhang; Yun Luo; J.M. Gong; S.T. Tu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS ON STRESSES OF THE SEALS IN SOFCS  

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In this paper, numerical modeling was used to understand of the effect of the geometry and mechanical properties of various components in SOFCs on the level and distribution of stresses in the stack during operating and cooling. The results of these modeling analyses will help stack designers reduce high stresses in the seals of the stack so that structural failures are prevented and high stack mechanical reliability is achieved to meet technical targets. In general, it was found that the load carrying capacity of the cathode contact layer was advantageous for reducing the transmitted loads on the cell perimeter seal under operating environments of SOFCs, but the amount of reduction depends upon the relative stiffness values of the cell, interconnect, porous media, and support structures. Comparison of a fully bonded interface to a frictionless sliding interface resulted in 30-50% less transmitted load through the perimeter seal, with the greater reductions due to stiffer contact/media/interconnect structures. These results demonstrate that the mechanical contribution of the contact layer can be substantial and warrant design consideration

Liu, Wenning N.; Koeppel, Brian J.; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Experimental results of the investigation of a laboratory cold seal TEC  

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The results of experimental investigation of characteristics of a laboratory Cold Seal Thermionic Energy Converter (CS TEC) with a built-in gas regulated heat pipe are discussed. They were obtained to justify the electric-thermal-physical characteristics of a flame heated CS TEC. The CS TEC design is being developed by a joint Russian-Dutch team of researchers with support of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The concept of this flame heated Cold Seal TEC was presented in a previous publication. This paper deals with experimental data on the emission properties of electrodes and the voltage-current characteristics (JVC) of an electrically heated laboratory TEC. They were studied over a wide interval of variation in the electrode temperature and interelectrode distance. The cesium vapour working pressure in the interelectrode space was regulated both by the conventional method (using a cesium reservoir) and by means of a gas regulated cesium heat pipe. This allows one to use a rubber (viton) seal in the non-condensing gas (argon) area. The acquired experimental characteristics will allow one to identify the inner parameters at further stages of their work when testing the full-scale flame heated CS TEC.

Yarygin, V.I.; Mironov, V.S.; Kiryushenko, A.I.; Mikheyev, A.S.; Tulin, S.M.; Meleta, Y.A.; Yarygin, D.V.; Wolff, L.R.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Controlling a rabbet load and air/oil seal temperatures in a turbine  

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During a standard fired shutdown of a turbine, a loaded rabbet joint between the fourth stage wheel and the aft shaft of the machine can become unloaded causing a gap to occur due to a thermal mismatch at the rabbet joint with the bearing blower turned on. An open or unloaded rabbet could cause the parts to move relative to each other and therefore cause the rotor to lose balance. If the bearing blower is turned off during a shutdown, the forward air/oil seal temperature may exceed maximum design practice criterion due to "soak-back." An air/oil seal temperature above the established maximum design limits could cause a bearing fire to occur, with catastrophic consequences to the machine. By controlling the bearing blower according to an optimized blower profile, the rabbet load can be maintained, and the air/oil seal temperature can be maintained below the established limits. A blower profile is determined according to a thermodynamic model of the system.

Schmidt, Mark Christopher (Niskayuna, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

AGING BEHAVIOR OF VITON O-RING SEALS IN THE 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is storing plutonium (Pu) materials in the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility. The Pu materials were packaged according to the DOE-STD-3013 standard and shipped to the SRS in Type B 9975 packages. The robust 9975 shipping package was not designed for long-term product storage, but it is a specified part of the storage configuration and the KAMS facility safety basis credits the 9975 design with containment. Within the 9975 package, nested stainless steel containment vessels are closed with dual O-ring seals based on Viton{reg_sign} GLT or GLT-S fluoroelastomer. The aging behavior of the O-ring compounds is being studied to provide the facility with advanced notice of nonconformance and to develop life prediction models. A combination of field surveillance, leak testing of surrogate fixtures aged at bounding service temperatures, and accelerated-aging methodologies based on compression stress-relaxation and oxygen consumption analysis is being used to evaluate seal performance. A summary of the surveillance program relative to seal aging behavior is presented.

Skidmore, E.; Daugherty, W.; Hoffman, E.; Dunn, K.; Bellamy, S.

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Model of an Electrical Discharge in the Flance Contacts With Omega Seals at High Currents in PEP-II  

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During PEP-II operation with high currents in the High Energy Ring (HER), elevated temperatures were found at many locations in the vacuum chamber where they have an RF seal for the flex flange. Most of these omega RF seals were badly damaged and had evidence of metal vaporization from sparks and electrical discharge. They suggest a physical model, which may explain this effect.

Novokhatski, A; Seeman, J.; Sullivan, M.; /SLAC

2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

434

A comparison of experimental and theoretical results for leakage, pressure gradient, and rotordynamic coefficients for tapered annular gas seals  

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A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESULTS FOR LEAKAGE, PRESSURE GRADIENT, AND ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR TAPERED ANNULAR GAS SEALS A Thesis by DAVID ALAN ELROD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... ABSTRACT A Compar ison of Experimental and Theoretical Results for Leakage, Pressure Gradient, and Rotordynamic Coefficients for Tapered Annular Gas Seals. (December 1986) David Alan Elrod, 8 . S . , Louisiana State University Co-Chairs of Advisory...

Elrod, David Alan

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development of High-Temperature Air Braze Filler Metals for Use in Two-Step Joining and Sealing Processes  

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Reactive air brazing (RAB) creates metallic braze joints between oxide surfaces. RAB can be performed in air and can undergo subsequent operation at temperatures up to 900C in oxidizing environments. This makes RAB an attractive joining method for creating seals in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) which operate at temperatures between 700 and 850C and comprise cathode materials which are intolerant of reducing environments. Many planar SOFC designs require a two-step sealing process. Thus the seal formed during the first step must not melt or soften at the firing temperature of the second step, otherwise its integrity could be compromised. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of adding Pd to a Ag-CuO RAB to produce a braze composition with a melting temperature high enough that it might be used in the first step of a two-step sealing process with unmodified Ag-CuO RAB used in the second step, thereby making possible a two step reactive air brazing process. Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is the substrate of choice in this study in order to simulate the initial sealing step in planar SOFCs which often involves sealing a yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte to a metallic support frame. RAB compositions containing a 15 mol% Pd : 85 mol% Ag alloy with 8 mol% Cu added were found to provide the best combination of wettability, mechanical strength, and melting characteristics for brazing YSZ.

Hardy, John S.; Weil, K. Scott

2006-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

436

Radiation source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and method for relativistic electron beam heating of a high-density plasma in a small localized region. A relativistic electron beam generator or accelerator produces a high-voltage electron beam which propagates along a vacuum drift tube and is modulated to initiate electron bunching within the beam. The beam is then directed through a low-density gas chamber which provides isolation between the vacuum modulator and the relativistic electron beam target. The relativistic beam is then applied to a high-density target plasma which typically comprises DT, DD, or similar thermonuclear gas at a density of 10.sup.17 to 10.sup.20 electrons per cubic centimeter. The target gas is ionized prior to application of the relativistic electron beam by means of a laser or other preionization source to form a plasma. Utilizing a relativistic electron beam with an individual particle energy exceeding 3 MeV, classical scattering by relativistic electrons passing through isolation foils is negligible. As a result, relativistic streaming instabilities are initiated within the high-density target plasma causing the relativistic electron beam to efficiently deposit its energy into a small localized region of the high-density plasma target.

Thode, Lester E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Glass and glass-derivative seals for use in energy-efficient fuel cells and lamps  

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For solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), a series of 18 sealing glasses have been prepared and characterized. From the whole design space, several glasses were ''downselected'' and studied in detail to describe their behaviors in simulated fuel cell environments. One of the glasses was found to outperform all others, including the well-known G18 sealant developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The new glass composition showed lower bulk electrical conductivity, excellent sealing and wetting behavior when sealing under applied load, and qualitatively superior performance when exposed to wet hydrogen for 800 hours. Traditional melting was used to prepare all of the glasses that were studied in detail. The sol-gel approach was used to synthesize several compositions, but it was found that the glasses crystallized very rapidly during heating, precluding sealing. The glass characterization included measurements of the viscosity and thermal expansion of the glasses, as well as the thermal expansion of the partly crystalline glass ceramics. In addition, the wetting and sintering behavior of all glasses has been measured, as well as the crystallization behavior. The time and temperature at which crystalline phases form from the glasses has been determined for all of the glasses. Each glass ceramic contains at least two crystalline phases, and most of the crystalline phases have been positively identified. The body of fundamental data provides a platform for future developments for high temperature sealants, and the newly-developed glass compositions appear promising for large-scale testing. The second component of the work, focused on seals for higher-temperature discharge lighting, has focused on determining the phase relations in the yttria-alumina-silica system at various silica levels. Functional testing of one of the candidate sealants demonstrated that it performs well in current HID lighting applications. Further testing is required to evaluate its performance in next-generation lamps that operate at higher temperatures, but the baseline phase equilibria and crystallization behavior has been established for additional development. Again, traditional melting and sol-gel synthesis have been employed, and the sol-gel method was successful for preparing new phases that were discovered during the work. Four new phases have been identified and synthesized in pure form, from which full structure solutions were obtained as well as the anisotropic thermal expansion for each phase.

Scott Misture; Arun Varshineya; Matthew Hall; Sylvia DeCarr; Steve Bancheri

2005-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

438

Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide in the Arctic regions  

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The data base required to adequately ascertain seasonal source and sink strengths in the arctic regions is difficult to obtain. However, there are now a reasonable quantity of data for this polar region to estimate sources and sinks within the Arctic which may contribute significantly to the annual tropospheric CO/sub 2/ concentration fluctuation. The sea-ice-air and the sea-air interfaces account for most of the contribution to the sources and sinks for carbon dioxide. Although the arctic and subarctic region is small in extent, it certainly is not impervious and ice sealed. Our estimate, based on historical data and current research, indicates that the Arctic, which is about 4% of the earth's surface, is an annual net sink for approx. 10/sup 15/ g CO/sub 2/ accounting for an equivalent of approx. 3% of the annual anthropogenic contribution of CO/sub 2/ to the troposphere.

Gosink, T. A.; Kelley, J. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Supercement for Annular Seal and Long-Term Integrity in Deep, Hot Wells "DeepTrek"  

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The purpose of this project is to formulate a 'Supercement' designed for improving the long-term sealing integrity in HPHT wells. Phase I concentrated on chemistry studies and screening tests to design and evaluate Portland-based, hybrid Portland, and non-Portland-based cement systems suitable for further scale-up testing. Phase II work concentrated on additional lab and field testing to reduce the candidate materials list to two systems, as well as scaleup activities aimed at verifying performance at the field scale. Phase II was extended thorough a proposal to develop additional testing capabilities aimed at quantifying cementing material properties and performance that were previously not possible. Phase III focused on bringing the material(s) developed in previous Phases to commercialization, through Field Trials, Cost/Benefit Analysis, and Technology Transfer. Extensive development and testing work throughout the project led to Phase III commercialization of two very different materials: (1) Highly-expansive cement (Portland-based), patent pending as 'PRESTRESSED CEMENT'; and (2) Epoxy Resin (non-Portland-based), patent pending. Trade name is Ultra Seal-R. In Phase III, work concentrated on application of the Supercement materials in various increasingly-challenging wells. Previous testing revealed that PRESTRESSED CEMENT, when applied in weak or unconsolidated formations, tends to expand away from the central pipe, restricting the applicability of this material to competent formations. Tests were devised to quantify this effect so the material could be applied in appropriate wells. Additionally, the testing was needed because of industry resistance to expansive cements, due to previous marketing attempts with other materials that were less than successful. Field trials with the Epoxy Resin currently numbers in the hundreds of jobs at up to 295 deg F, with a large percentage being completely successful. Both the PRESTRESSED CEMENT as well as the Ultra Seal-R represent materials fulfilling the objectives of the DeepTrek project.

CSI Technologies

2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

440

Numerical Investigation of the Steady-State Interaction Between Surface Effect Ship Seals, Air Cushion, Free-Surface Waves, and Vessel Motion.  

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??The calm-water resistance for Surface Effect Ships (SESs) is studied with consideration for bow and stern seal interaction effects. Existing methods for SES resistance prediction (more)

Kramer, Matthew Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A comparison of theoretical and experimental rotordynamic coefficients for a smooth gas seal at eccentric operation  

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(pHU) B(pHUP) HBP & i? (20) Bt Bx By Bx 8(pHP), 8(pHUP), 8(pH+ a~, T 1? (21) ENERGY: B(p~ B(peUg @ paVr)] Bx By H ? + U ? + V ? + RQT [ ? UT i ? Vf i Bp BP Bp H H H Bt Bx By saO xzO yaO (22) 19 Isothermal rotor and stator surfaces are assumed... Bradley (Head ot Department) August 1993 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ABSTRACT A Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Rotordynamic Coefficients for a Smooth Gas Seal at Eccentric Operation. Christopher Richard Alexander, B. S. , Texas...

Alexander, Christopher Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

442

Method and apparatus for duct sealing using a clog-resistant insertable injector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming a duct access region through one side of a previously installed air duct, wherein the air duct has an air flow with an air flow direction by inserting an aerosol injector into a previously installed air duct through the access region. The aerosol injector includes a liquid tube having a liquid tube orifice for ejecting a liquid to be atomized; and a propellant cap. The method is accomplished by aligning the aerosol injector with the direction of air flow in the duct; activating an air flow within the duct; and spraying a sealant through the aerosol injector to seal the duct in the direction of the air flow.

Wang, Duo (Albany, CA); Modera, Mark P. (Piedmont, CA)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

443

Method for fabricating a seal between a ceramic and a metal alloy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of fabricating a seal between a ceramic and an alloy comprising the steps of prefiring the alloy in an atmosphere with a very low partial pressure of oxygen, firing the assembled alloy and ceramic in air, and gradually cooling the fired assembly to avoid the formation of thermal stress in the ceramic. The method forms a bond between the alloy and the ceramic capable of withstanding the environment of a pressurized water reactor and suitable for use in an electrical conductivity sensitive liquid level transducer.

Kelsey, P.V. Jr.; Siegel, W.T.

1983-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

444

Method for fabricating a seal between a ceramic and a metal alloy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of fabricating a seal between a ceramic and an alloy comprising the steps of prefiring the alloy in an atmosphere with a very low partial pressure of oxygen, firing the assembled alloy and ceramic in air, and gradually cooling the fired assembly to avoid the formation of thermal stress in the ceramic. The method forms a bond between the alloy and the ceramic capable of withstanding the environment of a pressurized water reactor and suitable for use in an electrical conductivity sensitive liquid level transducer.

Kelsey, Jr., Paul V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Siegel, William T. (Rigby, ID)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Effects of potential additives to promote seal swelling on the thermal stability of synthetic jet fuels  

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Synthetic fuels derived from the Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process using natural gas or coal-derived synthesis gas as feedstocks can be used for powering of ground vehicles, aircraft and ships. Because of their chemical and physical properties, F-T fuels will probably require additives in order to meet specifications with respect to lubricity and seal swell capability for use in ground and air vehicles. These additives can include oxygenates and compounds containing other heteroatoms that may adversely affect thermal stability. In order to understand what additives will be the most beneficial, a comprehensive experimental and computational study of conventional and additized fuels has been undertaken. The experimental approach includes analysis of the trace oxygenate and nitrogen-containing compounds present in conventional petroleum-derived fuels and trying to relate their presence (or absence) to changes in the desired properties of the fuels. This paper describes the results of efforts to test the thermal stability of synthetic fuels and surrogate fuels containing single-component additives that have been identified in earlier research as the best potential additives for promoting seal swelling in synthetic fuels, as well as mixtures of synthetic and petroleum-derived fuels.

Lind, D.D.; Gormley, R.G.; Zandhuis, P.H.; Baltrus, J.P.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Design and Test of an Event Detector for the ReflectoActive Seals System  

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The purpose of this thesis was to research, design, develop and test a novel instrument for detecting fiber optic loop continuity and spatially locating fiber optic breaches. The work is for an active seal system called ReflectoActive Seals whose purpose is to provide real time container tamper indication. A Field Programmable Gate Array was used to implement a loop continuity detector and a spatial breach locator based on a high acquisition speed single photon counting optical time domain reflectometer. Communication and other control features were added in order to create a usable instrument that met defined requirements. A host graphical user interface was developed to illustrate system use and performance. The resulting device meets performance specifications by exhibiting a dynamic range of 27dB and a spatial resolution of 1.5 ft. The communication scheme used expands installation options and allows the device to communicate to a central host via existing Local Area Networks and/or the Internet.

Stinson, Brad J [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Design and Test of an Event Detector and Locator for the ReflectoActive Seals System  

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The purpose of this work was to research, design, develop and test a novel instrument for detecting fiber optic loop continuity and spatially locating fiber optic breaches. The work is for an active seal system called ReflectoActive{trademark} Seals whose purpose is to provide real time container tamper indication. A Field Programmable Gate Array was used to implement a loop continuity detector and a spatial breach locator based on a high acquisition speed single photon counting optical time domain reflectometer. Communication and other control features were added in order to create a usable instrument that met defined requirements. A host graphical user interface was developed to illustrate system use and performance. The resulting device meets performance specifications by exhibiting a dynamic range of 27dB and a spatial resolution of 1.5 ft. The communication scheme used expands installation options and allows the device to communicate to a central host via existing Local Area Networks and/or the Internet.

Stinson, Brad J [ORNL

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings  

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?While previous versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have included provisions to improve the air tightness of dwellings, for the first time, the 2012 IECC mandates compliance verification through blower door testing. Simply completing the Air Barrier and Insulation Installation checklist through visual inspection is no longer sufficient by itself. In addition, the 2012 IECC mandates a significantly stricter air sealing requirement. In Climate Zones 3 through 8, air leakage may not exceed 3 ACH50, which is a significant reduction from the 2009 IECC requirement of 7 ACH50. This requirement is for all residential buildings, which includes low-rise multifamily dwellings. While this air leakage rate requirement is an important component to achieving an efficient building thermal envelope, currently, the code language doesn't explicitly address differences between single family and multifamily applications. In addition, the 2012 IECC does not provide an option to sample dwellings for larger multifamily buildings, so compliance would have to be verified on every unit. With compliance with the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements on the horizon, several of CARB's multifamily builder partners are evaluating how best to comply with this requirement. Builders are not sure whether it is more practical or beneficial to simply pay for guarded testing or to revise their air sealing strategies to improve compartmentalization to comply with code requirements based on unguarded blower door testing. This report summarizes CARB's research that was conducted to assess the feasibility of meeting the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements in 3 multifamily buildings.

Klocke, S.; Faakye, O.; Puttagunta, S.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Methods for Predicting More Confident Lifetimes of Seals in Air Environments  

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We have been working for many years to develop improved methods for predicting the lifetimes of polymers exposed to air environments and have recently turned our attention to seal materials. This paper describes an extensive study on a butyl material using elevated temperature compression stress-relaxation (CSR) techniques in combination with conventional oven aging exposures. The results initially indicated important synergistic effects when mechanical strain is combined with oven aging, as well as complex, non-Arrhenius behavior of the CSR results. By combining modeling and experiments, we show that diffusion-limited oxidation (DLO) anomalies dominate traditional CSR experiments. A new CSR approach allows us to eliminate DLO effects and recover Arrhenius behavior. Furthermore, the resulting CSR activation energy (E{sub a}) from 125 C to 70 C is identical to the activation energies for the tensile elongation and for the oxygen consumption rate of unstrained material over similar temperature ranges. This strongly suggests that the same underlying oxidation reactions determine both the unstrained and strained degradation rates. We therefore utilize our ultrasensitive oxygen consumption rate approach down to 23 C to show that the CSR E{sub a} likely remains unchanged when extrapolated below 70 C, allowing very confident room temperature lifetime predictions for the butyl seal.

Celina, M.; Gillen, K.T.; Keenan, M.R.

1999-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

450

Sealed vacuum canister and method for pick-up and containment of material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum canister is described including a housing with a sealed vacuum chamber having a predetermined vacuum pressure therein and a valve having a first port for fluid communication with the vacuum chamber and a second port for receiving at least one of a fluid and a particulate material. The valve is operable between a first position to seal the vacuum chamber and retain the predetermined vacuum within the vacuum chamber, and a second position to access the vacuum chamber to permit vacuum fluid flow through the valve from the second port into the vacuum chamber. The vacuum canister, in the operation to pick up material with the valve in the second position, when the second port is located adjacent at least one of a fluid and a particulate material, is effective to displace through the valve at least one of a fluid and a particulate material into the housing. The vacuum canister is desirably suitable for picking up and containing hazardous material such as radioactive material, in which the vacuum canister includes a protective layer of lead having a predetermined thickness that is effective to shield radiation emitted from the radioactive material contained within the housing. Advantageously, the vacuum canister includes a vacuum means for establishing a predetermined vacuum pressure within the vacuum chamber. 6 figs.

Stoutenburgh, R.R.

1996-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

451

Sealed feed-through for a wall in an alkaline battery  

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The sealed feed-through interconnects two cells of an alkaline storage battery (eg. for an electrically propelled car) by passing through a wall of the battery. The battery includes a monobloc casing of plastic material defining at least two battery cell compartments which are separated by said wall, and said wall has an orifice for receiving the feed-through. The feed-through comprises a first portion for electrical connection to electrodes of a first polarity in a first one of the cells and a second portion for electrical connection to electrodes of opposite polarity in the other cell. In an alkaline battery, conventional welding techniques for making such feed-throughs in lead-acid batteries are not applicable because metals such as nickel steel must be used instead of lead. The resulting welding temperature would destroy the plastic wall. Instead, the first and second portions include interfitting male and female portions suitable for passing through said orifice from opposite sides thereof and for engaging each other in a force fit. Respective skirts surround said interfitting portions and serve to compress at least one deformable sealing member around the orifice. Stops are provided to prevent the wall being crushed when the feed-through portions are forced together.

Bellis, L.; Prokopp, R.

1984-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

452

A Permanent-Magnet Microwave Ion Source for a Compact High-Yield Neutron Generator  

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We present recent work on the development of a microwave ion source that will be used in a high-yield compact neutron generator for active interrogation applications. The sealed tube generator will be capable of producing high neutron yields, 5x1011 n/s for D-T and ~;;1x1010 n/s for D-D reactions, while remaining transportable. We constructed a microwave ion source (2.45 GHz) with permanent magnets to provide the magnetic field strength of 87.5 mT necessary for satisfying the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) condition. Microwave ion sources can produce high extracted beam currents at the low gas pressures required for sealed tube operation and at lower power levels than previously used RF-driven ion sources. A 100 mA deuterium/tritium beam will be extracted through a large slit (60x6 mm2) to spread the beam power over a larger target area. This paper describes the design of the permanent-magnet microwave ion source and discusses the impact of the magnetic field design on the source performance. The required equivalent proton beam current density of 40 mA/cm2 was extracted at a moderate microwave power of 400 W with an optimized magnetic field.

Waldmann, Ole; Ludewigt, Bernhard

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

453

Quantification of total mercury in liver and heart tissue of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) from Alaska USA  

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This study quantified the Hg levels in the liver (n=98) and heart (n=43) tissues of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) (n=102) harvested from Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island Alaska. Mercury tissue dry weight (dw) concentrations in the liver ranged from 1.7 to 393 ppm dw, and in the heart from 0.19 to 4.99 ppm dw. Results of this study indicate liver and heart tissues' Hg ppm dw concentrations significantly increase with age. Male Harbor Seals bioaccumulated Hg in both their liver and heart tissues at a significantly faster rate than females. The liver Hg bioaccumulation rates between the harvest locations Kodiak Island and Prince William Sound were not found to be significantly different. On adsorption Hg is transported throughout the Harbor Seal's body with the partition coefficient higher for the liver than the heart. No significant differences in the bio-distribution (liver:heart Hg ppm dw ratios (n=38)) values were found with respect to either age, sex or geographic harvest location. In this study the age at which Hg liver and heart bioaccumulation levels become significantly distinct in male and female Harbor Seals were identified through a Tukey's analysis. Of notably concern to human health was a male Harbor Seal's liver tissue harvested from Kodiak Island region. Mercury accumulation in this sample tissue was determined through a Q-test to be an outlier, having far higher Hg concentrarion (liver 392 Hg ppm dw) than the general population sampled. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mercury accumulation in the liver and heart of seals exceed food safety guidelines. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Accumulation rate is greater in males than females with age. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Liver mercury accumulation is greater than in the heart tissues. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mercury determination by USA EPA Method 7473 using thermal decomposition.

Marino, Kady B. [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States); Hoover-Miller, Anne; Conlon, Suzanne; Prewitt, Jill [Alaska SeaLife Center, City of Seward, AK (United States)] [Alaska SeaLife Center, City of Seward, AK (United States); O'Shea, Stephen K., E-mail: soshea@rwu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

454

Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

455

A Mechanistic-Based Healing Model for Self-Healing Glass Seals Used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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The usage of self-healing glass as hermetic seals is a recent advancement in sealing technology development for the planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Because of its capability of restoring the mechanical properties at elevated temperatures, the self-healing glass seal is expected to provide high reliability in maintaining the long-term structural integrity and functionality of SOFCs. In order to accommodate the design and to evaluate the effectiveness of such engineering seals under various thermo-mechanical operating conditions, computational modeling framework needs to be developed to accurately capture and predict the healing behavior of the glass material. In the present work, a mechanistic-based two-stage model was developed to study the stress and temperature-dependent crack healing of the self-healing glass materials. The model was first calibrated by experimental measurements combined with the kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) simulation results and then implemented into the finite element analysis (FEA). The effects of various factors, i.e. stress, temperature, crack morphology, on the healing behavior of the glass were investigated and discussed.

Xu, Wei; Sun, Xin; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Mastorakos, Ioannis; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Zbib, Hussein M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Modelling the Influence of Tectonic Compression on the In-Situ Stress Field with Implications for Seal Integrity  

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of seal failure and fluid leakage due to natural hydraulic fracturing. Natural hydraulic fracturing occurs be reduced with magnitudes in the order of megapascals in faulted regions, which may facilitate hydraulic fracturing given the conditions that the reservoir pore fluid pressures are sufficiently high. INTRODUCTION

Beekman, Fred

457

Airtightness Results of Roof-Only Air Sealing Strategies on 1-1/2 Story Homes in Cold Climates  

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In this second study on solutions to ice dams in 1-1/2 story homes, five test homes located in both cold and very cold climates were analyzed for air leakage reduction rates following modifications by independent contractors on owner-occupied homes. The reason for choosing this house type was they are very common in our area and very difficult to air seal and insulate effectively. Two projects followed a roof-only Exterior Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) process. One project used an interior-only approach to roof air sealing and insulation. The remaining two projects used a deep energy retrofit approach for whole house (foundation wall, above grade wall, roof) air leakage and heat loss reduction. All were asked to provide information regarding project goals, process, and pre and post-blower door test results. Additional air leakage reduction data was provided by several NorthernSTAR Building America industry partners for interior-applied, roof-only modifications on 1-1/2 story homes. The data represents homes in the general market as well as homes that were part of the state of Minnesota weatherization program. A goal was to compare exterior air sealing methods with interior approaches. This pool of data enabled us to compare air tightness data from over 220 homes using similar air seal methods.

Ojczyk, C.; Murry, T.; Mosiman, G.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Deep-Sea Research II 55 (2008) 515522 Body condition as an index of winter foraging success in crabeater seals  

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seals 1. Introduction One of the main goals of the US Southern Ocean GLOBEC (GLOBal ocean ECosystems body composition using the labeled-water dilution technique. The two methods produced similar body of marine resources (Boyd and Murray, 2001; Reid et al., 2005), as changes in food availability can affect

Burns, Jennifer M.

459

Underwater noise from three types of offshore wind turbines: Estimation of impact zones for harbor porpoises and harbor seals  

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Underwater noise was recorded from three different types of wind turbines in Denmark and Sweden (Middelgrunden Vindeby and Bockstigen-Valar) during normal operation. Wind turbinenoise was only measurable above ambient noise at frequencies below 500 Hz. Total sound pressure level was in the range 109127 dB re 1 ? ? Pa rms measured at distances between 14 and 20 m from the foundations. The 1/3-octave noise levels were compared with audiograms of harbor seals and harbor porpoises. Maximum 1/3-octave levels were in the range 106126 dB re 1 ? ? Pa rms. Maximum range of audibility was estimated under two extreme assumptions on transmission loss (3 and 9 dB per doubling of distance respectively). Audibility was low for harbor porpoises extending 2070 m from the foundation whereas audibility for harbor seals ranged from less than 100 m to several kilometers. Behavioral reactions of porpoises to the noise appear unlikely except if they are very close to the foundations. However behavioral reactions from seals cannot be excluded up to distances of a few hundred meters. It is unlikely that the noise reaches dangerous levels at any distance from the turbines and the noise is considered incapable of masking acoustic communication by seals and porpoises.

Jakob Tougaard; Oluf Damsgaard Henriksen; Lee A. Miller

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Recovery Act Workers Add Time Capsule Before Sealing Reactor for Hundreds of Years  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 30, 2011 July 30, 2011 AIKEN, S.C. - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act work- ers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) placed a time capsule with a cache of timely news items inside a former nuclear reactor this week before sealing the 300,000-square foot facility shut for hundreds of years to allow radioactivity to naturally decay. The capsule, about the size of a five-gallon bucket, contained photos of DOE Secretary Steven Chu and President Obama, as well as an the site's strategic plan and an interactive CD on its history. Recovery Act team members also signed an aerial photo of the nearly six-decade-old P Reactor, and included it in the capsule. About 60 people gathered to watch DOE-Savannah River Man- ager Dr. David Moody, and Marc Sharpe, a senior reactor op-

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461

Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal at high temperatures  

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Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal material, G18, are studied at high temperatures. Samples of G18 are aged for either 4h or 100h, resulting in samples with different crystallinity. Reduced modulus, hardness, and time-dependent behavior are measured by nanoindentation. The nanoindentation is performed at room temperature, 550, 650, and 750C, using loading rates of 5 mN/s and 25 mN/s. Results show a decrease in reduced modulus with increasing temperature, with significant decrease above the glass transition temperature (Tg). Hardness generally decreases with increasing temperature, with a slight increase before Tg for the 4h aged sample. Dwell tests show that creep increases with increasing temperature, but decrease with further aging.

Milhans, Jacqueline; Li, Dongsheng; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Sun, Xin; Al-Haik, Marwan; Harris, Adrian; Garmestani, Hamid

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

462

Crimp sealing of tubes flush with or below a fixed surface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for crimp sealing and severing tubes flush or below a fixed surface. Tube crimping below a fixed surface requires an asymmetric die and anvil configuration. The anvil must be flat so that, after crimping, it may be removed without deforming the crimped tubes. This asymmetric die and anvil is used when a ductile metal tube and valve assembly are attached to a pressure vessel which has a fixed surface around the base of the tube at the pressure vessel. A flat anvil is placed against the tube. Die guides are placed against the tube on a side opposite the anvil. A pinch-off die is inserted into the die guides against the tube. Adequate clearance for inserting the die and anvil around the tube is needed below the fixed surface. The anvil must be flat so that, after crimping, it may be removed without deforming the crimped tubes. 8 figs.

Fischer, J.E.; Walmsley, D.; Wapman, P.D.

1996-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

463

Potential Additives to Promote Seal Swell in Synthetic Fuels and Their Effect on Thermal Stability  

SciTech Connect

Synthetic fuels derived from the FischerTropsch (F-T) process using natural gas or coal-derived synthesis gas as feedstocks can be used for powering ground vehicles, aircraft, and ships. Because of their chemical and physical properties, F-T fuels will probably require additives in order to meet specifications with respect to lubricity and seal swell capability for use in ground and air vehicles. Using both experimental and computational studies, the propensity of certain species to enhance the seal swell characteristics of synthetic fuels and surrogates has been determined, and promising additives have been identified. Important structural characteristics for potential additives, namely an aromatic ring along with a polar constituent, are described. The thermal stability of synthetic and surrogate fuels containing the single-component additive benzyl alcohol, which is representative of this structural class, has been determined by batch stressing of the mixtures at 350 C for up to 12 h. Synthetic fuels spiked with benzyl alcohol at concentrations (vol %) of 1.0, 0.75, and 0.5 have demonstrated the ability to swell nitrile rubber o-rings to a comparable degree as petroleum jet fuel. Further, batch reactor studies have shown that addition of benzyl alcohol does not degrade the thermal oxidative stability of the fuel based on gravimetric analysis of the solid deposits after stressing. GC-MS was used to characterize the products from thermal stressing of neat and additized surrogate jet fuel, and their compositions were compared with respect to the creation of certain species and their potential effect on deposition.

Link, D.D.; Gormley, R.J.; Baltrus, J.P.; Anderson, R.R.; Zandhuis, P.H.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Aquatic Mammals 2011, 37(2), 167-174, DOI 10.1578/AM.37.2.2011.167 Nocturnal Haul-Out Patterns of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina)  

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disturbance related to human development may increase noise levels in air, one might expect seals to haul conducted every 1 to 2 wks--one during the day and one at night. Harbor seal counts and in-air noise levels and in-air noise levels. However, it is unclear if the nocturnal haul-out behavior of harbor seals

Acevedo, Alejandro

465

Capital Sources and Providers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The most important elements of a clean energy lending program are the capital source and the capital provider. The capital source provides the funding to pay for clean energy projects, and the capital provider manages those funding sources. For example, a bank might use its customers' deposits as a capital source, but as the capital provider, the bank manages the investment of that capital.

466

GEOMETRIC SOURCE SEPARATION: MERGING CONVOLUTIVE SOURCE  

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adaptive beamforming algorithms by a cross-power criteria, we gain new geometric source separation with convo- lutive blind source separation. We concentrate on cross-power spectral min- imization which is su to ambiguities in the choice of separating lters. There are in theory multiple lters that invert the room

Parra, Lucas C.

467

Fluid seals development for coal liquefaction slurry pumps. Final report, 28 September 1982-31 January 1986. [Centrifugal and reciprocating pumps  

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The results of a fluid seal developemnt program for coal liquefaction centrifugal and reciprocating slurry pumps are presented. The preliminary evaluation indicated that the best fluid seal concepts were the hydrostatic convergent tapered bore floating ring and the hydrostatic orifice compensated floating bushing. Detail evaluation and analysis were performed and the tapered bore floating ring seal was selected for final design and fabrication. The seal rings were constructed from solid tungsten carbide K68 with a convergent taper ratio of 2.0 and nominal diametral exit clearances of 0.002 to 0.003 inch. The laboratory testing demonstrated satisfactory leakage and negligible wear with synthetic slurry at typical field conditions. The centrifugal seals accumulated 72 hours with final leakage rates of 0.05 to 0.15 gpm. The reciprocating seals accumulated 63.3 hours with leadage rates of 0.04 to 0.05 gpm. The reciprocating seal field testing demonstrated successful field operation with actual process fluids. A total of 506 hours was daccumulated with no significant wear and leakage rates of 0.02 to 0.05 gpm. 32 refs., 143 figs., 32 tabs.

Burcham, R.E.; Keba, J.E.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Results of brine flow testing and disassembly of a crushed salt/bentonite block seal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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The Small-Scale Seal Performance Tests, Series C, a set of in situ experiments conducted at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, are designed to evaluate the performance of various seal materials emplaced in large (0.9-m-diameter) boreholes. This report documents the results of fluid (brine) flow testing and water and clay content analyses performed on one emplaced seal comprised of 100% salt blocks and 50%/50% crushed salt/bentonite blocks and disassembled after nearly three years of brine injection testing. Results from the water content analyses of 212 samples taken from within this seal show uniform water content throughout the 50%/50% salt/bentonite blocks with saturations about 100%. Clay content analyses from the 100% salt endcaps of the seal show a background clay content of about 1% by weight uniformly distributed, with the exception of samples taken at the base of the seal at the borehole wall interface. These samples show clay contents up to 3% by weight, which suggests some bentonite may have migrated under pressure to that interface. Results of the brine-flow testing show that the permeability to brine for this seal was about 2 to 3 {times} 10{sup {minus}4} darcy (2 to 3 {times} 10{sup {minus}16} m{sup 2}).

Finley, R.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Jones, R.L. [Tech. Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Technical basis for performance goals, design requirements, and material recommendations for the NNWSI [Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations] Repository Sealing Program  

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The objectives are to develop performance goals, to assess the need for seals, to define design requirements, and to recommend potential sealing materials for the sealing system. Performance goals are the allowable amounts of water that can enter the waste disposal areas directly from the rock mass above the repository and indirectly from shafts and ramps connecting to the underground facility. These goals are developed using a numerical model that calculates radionuclide releases. To determine the need for sealing, estimates of water flow into shafts, ramps, and the underground facility under anticipated conditions are developed and are compared with the performance goals. It is concluded that limited sealing measures, such as emplacement of shaft fill, are sufficient to properly isolate the radioactive waste in the repository. A broad range of sealing design options and associated hydrologic design requirements are proposed to provide a greater degree of assurance that the hydrologic performance goals can be met even if unanticipated hydrologic flows enter the waste disposal areas. The hydrologic design requirements are specific, hydraulic conductivity values selected for specific, seal design options to achieve the performance goals. Using these hydrologic design requirements and additional design requirements, preferred materials are identified for continued design and laboratory analyses. In arriving at these preferred materials, results from previous laboratory testing are briefly discussed. 96 refs., 48 figs., 28 tabs.

Fernandez, J.A.; Kelsall, P.C.; Case, J.B.; Meyer, D.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Characterization of a Surface-Flashover Ion Source with 10 - 250 ns Pulse Width  

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As a step towards developing an ultra compact D-D neutron source for various defense and homeland security applications, a compact ion source is needed. Towards that end, we are testing a pulsed, surface flashover source, with deuterated titanium films deposited on alumina substrates as the electrodes. An electrochemically-etched mask was used to define the electrode areas on the substrate during the sputtered deposition of the titanium films. Deuterium loading of the films was performed in an all metal-sealed vacuum chamber containing a heated stage. Deuterium ion current from the source was determined by measuring the neutrons produced when the ions impacted a deuterium-loaded target held at -90 kV. As the duration of the arc current is varied, it was observed that the integrated deuteron current per pulse initially increases rapidly, then reaches a maximum near a pulse length of 100 ns.

Falabella, S; Guethlein, G; Kerr, P L; Meyer, G A; Sampayan, S E; Tang, V; Morse, J D

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

471

Sealing off a carbon nanotube with a self-assembled aqueous valve for the storage of hydrogen in GPa pressure  

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The end section of a carbon nanotube, cut by acid treatment, contains hydrophillic oxygen groups. Water molecules can self-assemble around these groups to seal off a carbon nanotube and form an "aqueous valve". Molecular dynamics simulations on single-wall (12,12) and (15,15) tubes with dangling carboxyl groups show that the formation of aqueous valves can be achieved both in the absence of and in the presence of high pressure hydrogen. Furthermore, significant diffusion barriers through aqueous valves are identified. It indicates that such valves could hold hydrogen inside the tube with GPa pressure. Releasing hydrogen is easily achieved by melting the "aqueous valve". Such a design provides a recyclable and non- destructive way to store hydrogen in GPa pressure. Under the storage conditions dictated by sealing off the container in liquid water, the hydrogen density inside the container is higher than that for solid hydrogen, which promises excellent weight storage efficiency.

Chen, H Y; Gong, X G; Liu, Zhi-Feng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Characteristics of hydrostatic bearing/seal parts for water hydraulic pumps and motors. Part 1: Experiment and theory  

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In this study, the characteristics of disk-type hydrostatic thrust bearings supporting concentric loads, simulating the major bearing/seal parts of water hydraulic pumps and motors, are presented. The bearing is made up of a combination of stainless steel/stainless steel and stainless steel/plastics. The characteristics are evaluated by studying the relationships among the load-carrying capacity, pocket pressure, film thickness, and leakage flow rate. For the elastic material, Youngs modulus is a nonlinear relationship between stress acting on the seal surface and compressive strain. The load-carrying capacity expressed by the ratio of hydrostatic balance is not only dependent on the supply pressure (with the same restrictor) but also on the elastic modulus of materials. The calculated results coincide well with the experimental results.

X. Wang; A. Yamaguchi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Data report on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Small-Scale Seal Performance Test, Series F grouting experiment  

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SSSPT-F was designed to evaluate sealing materials at WIPP. It demonstrated: (1) the ability to practically and consistently produce ultrafine cementitious grout at the grouting site, (2) successful, consistent, and efficient injection and permeation of the grout into fractured rock at the repository horizon, (3) ability of the grout to penetrate and seal microfractures, (4) procedures and equipment used to inject the grout. Also techniques to assess the effectiveness of the grout in reducing the gas transmissivity of the fractured rock were evaluated. These included gas-flow/tracer testing, post-grout coring, pre- and post-grout downhole televiewer logging, slab displacement measurements, and increased loading on jacks during grout injection. Pre- and post-grout diamond drill core was obtained for use in ongoing evaluations of grouting effectiveness, degradation, and compatibility. Diamond drill equipment invented for this test successfully prevented drill cuttings from plugging fractures in grout injection holes.

Ahrens, E.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Dale, T.F.; Van Pelt, R.S. [INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)] [INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FOSTERING MULTI-LATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF MEXICO, COLOMBIA, AND THE UNITED STATES TO ENHANCE THE PROTECTION OF HIGH-ACTIVITY RADIOACTIVE SOURCES  

SciTech Connect

The Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) reduces and protects vulnerable nuclear and radiological material located at civilian sites worldwide from sabotage, theft or diversion. The GTRI program has worked successfully with foreign countries to remove and protect nuclear and radioactive materials including high-activity sources used in medical, commercial, and research applications. There are many barriers to successful bilateral cooperation that must be overcome including language, preconceived perceptions, long distances, and different views on the threat and protection requirements. Successful cooperation is often based on relationships and building trusting relationships takes time. In the case of Mexico, GTRI first made contact in 2005. The project then lost momentum and stalled. At the same time, GTRIs cooperation with the Republic of Colombia was a resounding success resulting in the securing of forty sites; the consolidation of numerous disused/orphan sources at a secure national storage facility; and, the development of a comprehensive approach to security including, inter alia, training and sustainability. The government of Colombia also showcased this comprehensive approach to thirteen Central American and Caribbean countries at a GTRI regional security conference held in Panama in October 2004. Representatives from the Colombian government were aware of GTRIs interest in initiating cooperation with the Government of Mexico and to facilitate this cooperation, they offered to invite their Mexican counterparts to Colombia to observe its successful cooperation with GTRI. Shortly after that visit, the Government of Mexico agreed to move forward and requested that the cooperative efforts in Mexico be performed in a tripartite manner, leveraging the skills, experience, and resources of the Colombians. As a result, 22 of Mexicos largest radioactive sites have had security upgrades in place within 18 months of cooperation.

Butler, Nicholas; Watson, Erica E.; Wright, Kyle A.

2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

475

A Comparison of EnergyPlus to DOE-2.1E: Multiple Cases Ranging from a Sealed Box to a Residential Building  

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of programs for the same cases defined in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140. This study expanded upon the previous comparisons to include the simplest case scenario where the building was a sealed box without infiltration, internal load, system or plant...

Andolsun, S.; Culp, C.

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CHAPTER 1 | 2008 NOAA ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PERFORMANCE RESULTS NOAA divers work to free an endangered monk seal that is entangled in marine  

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an endangered monk seal that is entangled in marine debris; fishing nets that have been lost or discarded Credit. Station 32412 (SE Pacific Ocean) completed the process of filling the gap in coverage for seismic events

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Stable isotope assessment of temporal and geographic differences in feeding ecology of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus)  

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and muscle tissue were examined in this study due to time and financial constraints. In addition, 92 prey items were collected in trawls by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration P4OAA) Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1998 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences STABLE ISOTOPE ASSESSMENT OF TEMPORAL AND GEOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES IN FEEDING ECOLOGY OF NORTHERN FUR SEALS (Callarhinus...

Kurle, Carolyn Mary

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Effects of construction and operation of offshore wind farms on seals and small cetaceans.  

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Extensive expansion in offshore wind energy takes place these years in European waters with North America following. Concern has been about possible conflicts with marine ecosystems including marine mammals. During the last 10 years several impact studies have been conducted during construction and first years of operation of wind farms in Europe and general conclusions begin to emerge. Pronounced effects (deterrence of animals) during construction have been observed in most cases. In particular pile driving of steel monopiles for foundations has repeatedly been demonstrated to affect porpoise behavior at great distance and effects on seal haul?out behavior has been observed in a single case. Controlled exposure studies have confirmed the results and demonstrated reactions to pile driving impact noise at levels around 140 re. 1 ?Pa. Effects of operation are far less pronounced and range from negative (deterrence) over neutral to positive (attraction). Noise levels from operating turbines are very low however and it is unlikely that deterrence can be attributed to the noise. In general there appears to be little conflict between marine mammals and operating offshore wind farms but there is reason for continued attention to the construction phase in particular regarding pile driving operations.

Jakob Tougaard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Simulation of creep and damage in the bonded compliant seal of planar solid oxide fuel cell  

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Abstract Planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) operates at high temperature and requires a good creep strength to ensure the structure integrity. This paper presents a creep and damage analysis of a bonded compliant seal (BCS) structure of a planar SOFC considering the effect of as-bonded residual stress and thermal stress, as well as the effect of filler metal and foil thickness. A modified continuum creep-damage model is used in the finite element simulation. It demonstrates that the BCS structure meets the requirement of the long-term operation at the high temperature of 600C with an appropriate braze bonding process. The results show that the failure location is not in the region of maximum creep deformation due to the effect of high level multi-axial stress which drastically decreases the multi-axial ductility. Reasonably reducing the thickness of filler metal and foil can decrease the damage of the BCS structure. Based on the consideration of creep and damage, it is proposed that the thickness of filler metal and foil should not exceed 0.1 and 0.05mm, respectively.

Yu-Cai Zhang; Wenchun Jiang; Shan-Tung Tu; Jian-Feng Wen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Apparatus and methods for cooling and sealing rotary helical screw compressors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a compression system which incorporates a rotary helical screw compressor, and for any type of gas or refrigerant, the working liquid oil is atomized through nozzles suspended in, and parallel to, the suction gas flow, or alternatively the nozzles are mounted on the suction piping. In either case, the aim is to create positively a homogeneous mixture of oil droplets to maximize the effectiveness of the working liquid oil in improving the isothermal and volumetric efficiencies. The oil stream to be atomized may first be degassed at compressor discharge pressure by heating within a pressure vessel and recovering the energy added by using the outgoing oil stream to heat the incoming oil stream. The stripped gas is typically returned to the compressor discharge flow. In the preferred case, the compressor rotors both contain a hollow cavity through which working liquid oil is injected into channels along the edges of the rotors, thereby forming a continuous and positive seal between the rotor edges and the compressor casing. In the alternative method, working liquid oil is injected either in the same direction as the rotor rotation or counter to rotor rotation through channels in the compressor casing which are tangential to the rotor edges and parallel to the rotor center lines or alternatively the channel paths coincide with the helical path of the rotor edges. 14 figs.

Fresco, A.N.

1997-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Apparatus and methods for cooling and sealing rotary helical screw compressors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a compression system which incorporates a rotary helical screw compressor, and for any type of gas or refrigerant, the working liquid oil is atomized through nozzles suspended in, and parallel to, the suction gas flow, or alternatively the nozzles are mounted on the suction piping. In either case, the aim is to create positively a homogeneous mixture of oil droplets to maximize the effectiveness of the working liquid oil in improving the isothermal and volumetric efficiencies. The oil stream to be atomized may first be degassed at compressor discharge pressure by heating within a pressure vessel and recovering the energy added by using the outgoing oil stream to heat the incoming oil stream. The stripped gas is typically returned to the compressor discharge flow. In the preferred case, the compressor rotors both contain a hollow cavity through which working liquid oil is injected into channels along the edges of the rotors, thereby forming a continuous and positive seal between the rotor edges and the compressor casing. In the alternative method, working liquid oil is injected either in the same direction as the rotor rotation or counter to rotor rotation through channels in the compressor casing which are tangential to the rotor edges and parallel to the rotor centerlines or alternatively the channel paths coincide with the helical path of the rotor edges.

Fresco, Anthony N. (P.O. Box 734, Upton, NY 11973)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

SciTech Connect

Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. Bell-and-spigot joints that connect pipe sections together tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple castiron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs with the pipe in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and installing a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, minimize excavation, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service to customers (which would result in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of old cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long distances through pipes containing debris; (3) the pipe wall must be effectively cleaned in the immediate area of the joint to assure good bonding of the sleeve; and (4) an innovative bolt-on entry fitting is required to conduct safe repair operations on live mains.

Kiran M. Kothari; Gerard T. Pittard

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Selection of Russian Plutonium Beryllium Sources for Inclusion in the Nuclear Mateirals Information Program Archive  

SciTech Connect

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the former Soviet Union produced and exported Plutonium-Beryllium (PuBe) neutron sources to various Eastern European countries. The Russian sources consist of an intermetallic compound of plutonium and beryllium encapsulated in an inner welded, sealed capsule and consisting of a body and one or more covers. The amount of plutonium in the sources ranges from 0.002 g up to 15 g. A portion of the sources was originally exported to East Germany. A portion of these sources were acquired by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the late 1990s for destruction in the Offsite Source Recovery Program. When the OSRP was canceled, the remaining 88 PuBe neutron sources were packaged and stored in a 55-gal drum at T A-55. This storage configuration is no longer acceptable for PuBe sources, and the sources must either be repackaged or disposed of. Repackaging would place the sources into Hagan container, and depending on the dose rates, some sources may be packaged individually increasing the footprint and cost of storage. In addition, each source will be subject to leak-checking every six months. Leaks have already been detected in some of the sources, and due to the age of these sources, it is likely that additional leaks may be detected over time, which will increase the overall complexity of handling and storage. Therefore, it was decided that the sources would be disposed of at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) due to the cost and labor associated with continued storage at TA-55. However, the plutonium in the sources is of Russian origin and needs to be preserved for research purposes. Therefore, it is important that a representative sample of the sources retained and archived for future studies. This report describes the criteria used to obtain a representative sample of the sources. Nine Russian PuBe neutron sources have been selected out of a collection of 77 sources for inclusion in the NMIP archive. Selection criteria were developed so that the largest sources that are representative of the collection are included. One representative source was chosen for every 20 sources in the collection, and effort was made to preserve sources unique to the collection. In total, four representative sources and five unique sources were selected for the archive. The archive samples contain 40 grams of plutonium with an isotopic composition similar to that of weapon grade material and three grams of plutonium with an isotopic composition similar to that of reactor grade plutonium.

Narlesky, Joshua E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Padilla, Dennis D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Watts, Joe [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

A study of the effects of inlet preswirl on the dynamic coefficients of a straight-bore honeycomb gas damper seal  

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A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF INLET PRESWIRL ON THE DYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS OF A STRAIGHT-BORE HONEYCOMB GAS DAMPER SEAL A Thesis by TONY BRANDON SPROWL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...-BORE HONEYCOMB GAS DAMPER SEAL A Thesis by TONY BRANDON SPROWL Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by...

Sprowl, Tony Brandon

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

485

Ion Sources - Cyclotron  

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Sources Sources The 88-Inch Cyclotron is fed by three Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) high-charge-state ion sources, the ECR, the AECR, and VENUS, currently the most powerful ECR ion source in the world. Built to answer the demand for intense heavy ion beams, these high performance ion sources enable the 88-Inch Cyclotron to accelerate beams of ions from hydrogen to uranium. The ECR ion sources allow the efficient use of rare isotopes of stable elements, either from natural or enriched sources. A variety of metallic ion beams are routinely produced in our low temperature oven (up to 600°C) and our high temperature oven (up to 2100°C). Furthermore, the ability to produce "cocktails" (mixtures of beams) for the Berkeley Accelerator Space Effects (BASE) Facility adds tremendously to the flexibility of the 88-Inch Cyclotron.

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Spallation Neutron Source, SNS  

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Spallation Neutron Source Spallation Neutron Source Providing the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world... Accumulator Ring Commissioning Latest Step for Spallation Neutron Source The Spallation Neutron Source, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has passed another milestone on the way to completion this year--the commissioning of the proton accumulator ring. Brookhaven led the design and construction of the accumulator ring, which will allow an order of magnitude more beam power than any other facility in the world. The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is an accelerator-based neutron source being built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The figure on the right shows a schematic of the accumulator ring and transport beam lines that are being designed and built by Brookhaven

487

Closed source experimental system for soft x-ray spectroscopy of radioactive materials  

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An instrumental and experimental setup for soft x-rayspectroscopy meeting the requirements of a closed source for radioactivity is described. The system consists of a vacuum sealed cell containing the sample mounted on a tubing system to ensure compatibility with most standard manipulators. The soft x rays penetrate a thin x-ray window separating the interior of the cell from the vacuum in the experimental chamber. Our first results for single crystal PuO 2 confirm the feasibility of experiments using the setup. The results are consistent with results of first principles calculations and previously recorded spectra obtained using a standard open source setup. The results show that the closed source experimental system can be used to collect valuable experimental data from radioactive materials.

A. Modin; S. M. Butorin; J. Vegelius; A. Olsson; C.-J. Englund; J. Andersson; L. Werme; J. Nordgren; T. Kmbre; G. Skarnemark; B. E. Burakov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Sources and Electrodynamics  

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A new kind of particle theory is being explored, one that is intermediate in concept between the extremes of S matrix and field theory. It employs the methods of neither approach. There are no operators, and there is no appeal to analyticity in momentum space. It is a phenomenological theory, and cognizant that measurements are operations in space and time. Particles are defined realistically by reference to their creation or annihilation in suitable collisions. The source is introduced as an abstraction of the role played by all the other particles involved in such acts. Through the use of sources the production and detection of particles, as well as their interaction, are incorporated into the theoretical description. There is a creative principle that replaces the devices of other formulations. It is an insistence upon the generality of the space-time description of the coupling among sources that is inferred from a specific spatio-temporal arrangement, in which various particles propagate between sources. Standard quantum-mechanical and relativistic requirements, imposed on the source description of noninteracting particles, imply the existence of the two statistics and the connection with spin. In this situation sources are only required to emit and absorb the mass of the corresponding particle. Particle dynamics is introduced by an extension of the source concept. It is considered meaningful for a source to emit several particles with the same total quantum numbers as a single particle, if sufficient mass is available. This is most familiar as the photon radiation that accompanies the emission of charged particles. The new types of sources introduced in this way imply new couplings among sources, which supply still further varieties of sources. This proliferation of interactions spans the full dynamical content of the initial primitive interaction. The ambition of the phenomenological source theory is to represent all dynamical aspects of particles, within a certain context, by a suitable primitive interaction. This paper is devoted to the reconstruction of electrodynamics.

Julian Schwinger

1967-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

489

SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

SciTech Connect

Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. The bell-and-spigot joints tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple cast-iron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs while the pipe remains in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and attaching a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service (which results in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long