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Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Use of Infrared Inspections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, but in the final analysis it comes down to the fact that the industrial management responsible for the operations and production budgets did not, and in many cases, still does not understand the economic benefits to the company that infrared industrial inspections...

Duch, A. A.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical fiber inspection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Moore, F.W.

1985-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Small business initiative -- Surface inspection machine infrared (SIMIR)  

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This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement was a one year effort to make the surface inspection machine based on diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy (Surface Inspection Machine-Infrared, SIMIR), being developed by Surface Optics Corporation, perform to its highest potential as a practical, portable surface inspection machine. A secondary purpose was to evaluate applications that would serve both the private and the public sector. The design function of the SIMIR is to inspect sandblasted metal surfaces for cleanliness (stains). The system is also capable of evaluating graphite-resin systems for cure and heat damage, and for measuring the effects of moisture exposure on lithium hydride, corrosion on uranium metal, and the constituents of and contamination on wood, paper, and fabrics. Surface Optics Corporation supplied LMES-Y12 with a prototype SOC-400 that was evaluated by LMES-Y12 and rebuilt by Surface Optics to achieve the desired performance. LMES-Y12 subsequently evaluated the instrument against numerous applications including determining part cleanliness at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, demonstrating the ability to detect plasticizers and other organic contaminants on metals to Pantex and LANL personnel, analyzed sandblasted metal contamination standards supplied by NASA-MSFC, and demonstrated to Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft, marietta, GA, for analyzing the paint applied to the F-22 Fighter. The instrument also demonstrated the analysis of yarn, fabric, and finish on the textiles.

Powell, G.L. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Beecroft, M. [Surface Optics Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)

1997-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Inspection Machine Infrared (SIMIR). Final CRADA report  

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This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement was a one year effort to make the surface inspection machine based on diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy (Surface Inspection Machine-Infrared, SIMIR), being developed by Surface Optics Corporation, perform to its highest potential as a practical, portable surface inspection machine. The design function of the SIMIR is to inspect metal surfaces for cleanliness (stains). The system is also capable of evaluating graphite-resin systems for cure and heat damage, and for measuring the effects of moisture exposure on lithium hydride, corrosion on uranium metal, and the constituents of and contamination on wood, paper, and fabrics. Over the period of the CRADA, extensive experience with the use of the SIMIR for surface cleanliness measurements have been achieved through collaborations with NASA and the Army. The SIMIR was made available to the AMTEX CRADA for Finish on Yarn where it made a very significant contribution. The SIMIR was the foundation of a Forest Products CRADA that was developed over the time interval of this CRADA. Surface Optics Corporation and the SIMIR have been introduced to the chemical spectroscopy on-line analysis market and have made staffing additions and arrangements for international marketing of the SIMIR as an on-line surface inspection device. LMES has been introduced to a wide range of aerospace applications, the research and fabrication skills of Surface Optics Corporation, has gained extensive experience in the areas of surface cleanliness from collaborations with NASA and the Army, and an extensive introduction to the textile and forest products industries. The SIMIR, marketed as the SOC-400, has filled an important new technology need in the DOE-DP Enhanced Surveillance Program with instruments delivered to or on order by LMES, LANL, LLNL, and Pantex, where extensive collaborations are underway to implement and improve this technology.

Powell, G.L. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Neu, J.T.; Beecroft, M. [Surface Optics Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)

1997-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach...  

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

Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria,...

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Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

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

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

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of automatic inspection system  

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Inspection is the formal examination of a product manufactured by any manufacturing process. Inspection process is critical to all the industries as it ensures that a good quality product reach at the end customers. In ...

Chawla, Yugank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for inspection of stacked cargo containers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Derenzo, Stephen (Pinole, CA)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The interactive on-site inspection system: An information management system to support arms control inspections  

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The increasing use of on-site inspection (OSI) to meet the nation`s obligations with recently signed treaties requires the nation to manage a variety of inspection requirements. This document describes a prototype automated system to assist in the preparation and management of these inspections.

DeLand, S.M.; Widney, T.W.; Horak, K.E.; Caudell, R.B.; Grose, E.M.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote inspection system for hazardous sites  

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

Redd, J.; Borst, C.; Volz, R.A.; Everett, L.J. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Computer Science Dept.] [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Computer Science Dept.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

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This document contains appendices on these topics: COMPUTERS AND CONTROLS; COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM; ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL SYSTEMS; ROBOTIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS; FIELD TRIALS.

David N. Rocheleau, Senior Investigator; Edward A. Hamilton, Associate Director, SCUREF; Jerry L. Hudgins, Senior Investigator; Paul McCarty, Graduate Research Assistant; Robert J. Schalkoff, Senior Investigator; Robert O. Pettus, Project Manager & Principal Investigator

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stimulated dual-band infrared computed tomography: A tool to inspect the aging infrastructure  

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The authors have developed stimulated dual-band infrared (IR) computed tomography as a tool to inspect the aging infrastructure. The system has the potential to locate and quantify structural damage within airframes and bridge decks. Typically, dual-band IR detection methods improve the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of ten, compared to single-band IR detection methods. They conducted a demonstration at Boeing using a uniform pulsed-heat source to stimulate IR images of hidden defects in the 727 fuselage. The dual-band IR camera and image processing system produced temperature, thermal inertia, and cooling-rate maps. In combination, these maps characterized the defect site, size, depth, thickness and type. The authors quantified the percent metal loss from corrosion above a threshold of 5%, with overall uncertainties of 3%. Also, they conducted a feasibility study of dual-band IR thermal imaging for bridge deck inspections. They determined the sites and relative concrete displacement of 2-in. and 4-in. deep delaminations from thin styrofoam implants in asphalt-covered concrete slabs. They demonstrated the value of dual-band IR computed tomography to quantify structural damage within flash-heated airframes and naturally-heated bridge decks.

Del Grande, N.K.; Durbin, P.F.

1995-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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System for inspecting large size structural components  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automated miniature robotic vehicle inspection system  

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A novel, autonomous reconfigurable robotic inspection system for quantitative NDE mapping is presented. The system consists of a fleet of wireless (802.11g) miniature robotic vehicles, each approximately 175 × 125 × 85 mm with magnetic wheels that enable them to inspect industrial structures such as storage tanks, chimneys and large diameter pipe work. The robots carry one of a number of payloads including a two channel MFL sensor, a 5 MHz dry coupled UT thickness wheel probe and a machine vision camera that images the surface. The system creates an NDE map of the structure overlaying results onto a 3D model in real time. The authors provide an overview of the robot design, data fusion algorithms (positioning and NDE) and visualization software.

Dobie, Gordon; Summan, Rahul; MacLeod, Charles; Pierce, Gareth; Galbraith, Walter [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Scheduling screening inspections for replaceable and non-replaceable systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation focuses on developing inspection schedules to detect non-self- announcing events which can only detected by inspections. Failures of protective sys- tems ,such as electronic equipments, alarms and stand-by systems, incipient...

Aral, Bahadir

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Safety Systems Inspection Criteria - December 17, 2012 | Department  

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

Systems Inspection Criteria - December 17, 2012 Systems Inspection Criteria - December 17, 2012 CRAD, Safety Systems Inspection Criteria - December 17, 2012 December 17, 2012 Safety Systems Inspection Criteria in implementing Integrated Safety Management, (HSS CRAD 45-11, Rev. 3) The review of Safety Systems will evaluate the effectiveness of programs and processes for engineering design and safety basis, construction and installation, configuration management, surveillance testing, maintenance, operations, cognizant system engineer (CSE) and safety system oversight (SSO), and feedback and improvement of selected safety systems. The review will also evaluate the effectiveness in maintaining the functionality and reliability of these safety systems. The review of Safety Systems will be performed in the context of integrated safety management (ISM), although

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Scene Inspection Using A Robotic Imaging System Balaji Ramadoss  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, capturing data and images from various modalities, and displaying the results at a remote location thus systems are employed for inspection tasks in hazardous environments1 or difficult to reach areas2 precautions that must be taken before these inspections can be made. Shortage of light can also make

Abidi, Mongi A.

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Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of  

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

Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) The Essential Systems Functionality (ESF) inspection will evaluate the effectiveness of programs and processes for engineering design and safety basis, construction and installation, configuration management, surveillance testing, maintenance, operations, cognizant system engineer (CSE) and safety system oversight (SSO), and feedback and improvement of selected safety systems. This review will evaluate the effectiveness in maintaining the functionality of these safety systems. The ESF review will be performed in the context of integrated safety management (ISM), although

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High Throughput Web Inspection System using Time-stretch Real-time Imaging  

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successfully report a dark-field web inspection system withsample substrate for our dark-field web inspection systemweb inspection system exploiting time- stretch and utilizing the merits coming from dark-

Kim, Chanju

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems  

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

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

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Remote inspection system for impact damage in large composite structure  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...most inductive power transfer systems...single sided. The specifications of the optimized...075mm thick insulation layers (Pyralux...design and (b) specifications of optimized...of transient thermal NDT. Prog...inspection of chemical plant pipework using...An inductive power link for a wireless...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper presents novel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based flight inspection systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

inspection systems (FIS) that outperform current flight inspection systems in terms of cost, efficiency, and integrity. The GNSS-based FIS are the WAAS-based FIS and the stand-alone GPS-based FIS. These GNSS-based FIS are onboard and do not use an INS or external reference stations at the airport. Instead, the WAAS-based FIS

Stanford University

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COMPARISON OF DETECTION CAPABILITY FOR ACOUSTIC THERMOGRAPHY, VISUAL INSPECTION AND FLUORESCENT PENETRANT INSPECTION ON GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The innovative NDE inspection system Acoustic Thermography is developed with Sonic Infrared (Sonic IR) technology. Since the probability of detection is sensitive to the flaw characteristics the fabricated flaws could not simulated the nature flaws with accuracy. The study is focus on gas turbine blades with service induced fatigue cracks. The detection capability of this innovative NDE inspection system is compared with two traditional NDE methods: Visual Inspection and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. POD curves for each technique were generated and compared.

Y. Guo; F. R. Ruhge

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems for detecting charged particles in object inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Techniques, apparatus and systems for detecting particles such as muons. In one implementation, a monitoring system has a cosmic ray-produced charged particle tracker with a plurality of drift cells. The drift cells, which can be for example aluminum drift tubes, can be arranged at least above and below a volume to be scanned to thereby track incoming and outgoing charged particles, such as cosmic ray-produced muons, while also detecting gamma rays. The system can selectively detect devices or materials, such as iron, lead, gold and/or tungsten, occupying the volume from multiple scattering of the charged particles passing through the volume and can also detect any radioactive sources occupying the volume from gamma rays emitted therefrom. If necessary, the drift tubes can be sealed to eliminate the need for a gas handling system. The system can be employed to inspect occupied vehicles at border crossings for nuclear threat objects.

Morris, Christopher L.; Makela, Mark F.

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Safety Systems Inspection Criteria - December 17, 2012...  

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

of integrated safety management (ISM), although the inspection criteria, approach, and lines of inquiry are organized by functional areas rather than ISM principles and core...

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Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks  

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

Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks The stack characterization system (SCS) is a tele-operated remote system that collects samples and data to characterize the quantitative and qualitative levels of contamination inside off-gas stacks protecting workers from the physical, radiological and chemical hazards of deteriorating contaminated stacks. Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks More Documents & Publications Uranium Downblending and Disposition Project Technology Readiness Assessment Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - November 2013 EA-1488: Environmental Assessment for the U-233 Disposition, Medical

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Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks  

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

Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks The stack characterization system (SCS) is a tele-operated remote system that collects samples and data to characterize the quantitative and qualitative levels of contamination inside off-gas stacks protecting workers from the physical, radiological and chemical hazards of deteriorating contaminated stacks. Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks More Documents & Publications Uranium Downblending and Disposition Project Technology Readiness Assessment EA-1488: Environmental Assessment for the U-233 Disposition, Medical Isotope Production, and Building 3019 Complex Shutdown at the Oak Ridge

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X-ray inspection systems [Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Testing  

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Engineering > Facilities > Non-Destructive Engineering > Facilities > Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Testing Facilities > X-ray inspection systems Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Testing Facilities Overview MTS Table Top Load Frame X-ray Inspection Systems Other Facilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Testing Facilities X-ray inspection systems Bookmark and Share PDF version [140KB] The Non-destructive Evaluation group operates two, industrial, x-ray inspection systems that are used primarily to characterize internal features of one-of-a-kind engineering samples and/or high-value components. Both systems utilize commercial, solid-state, imaging detectors to produce electronic/digital images of the components under test.

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Infrared Inspection Techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. By means of a TV monitor tube, a thermal picture is formed where lighter parts represent areas with higher temperatures. Absolute temperature levels of objects can be measured with this technique from -300C to +20000C. A conventional camera is attached...

Hill, A. B.; Bevers, D. V.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-assisted development of a laminography inspection system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Traditional computed tomography (CT) is an effective method of determining the internal structure of an object through non-destructive means; however inspection of certain objects such as those with planar geometrics or with limited access requires an alternate approach. An alternative is laminography and has been the focus of a number of researchers in the past decade for both medical and industrial inspections. Many research efforts rely on geometrically-simple analytical models such as the Shepp-Logan phantom for the development of their algorithms. Recent work at the Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation makes extensive use of a forward model XRSIM to study artifacts arising from the reconstruction method the effects of complex geometries and known issues such as high density features on the laminography reconstruction process. The use of a model provides full knowledge of all aspects of the geometry and provides a means to quantitatively evaluate the impact of methods designed to reduce artifacts generated by the reconstruction methods or that are result of the part geometry. We will illustrate the use of forward simulations to quantitatively assess reconstruction algorithm development and artifact reduction.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure System Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

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The Waste Package Closure System (WPCS), for the closure of radioactive waste in canisters for permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste in the Yucca Mountain Repository was designed, fabricated, and successfully demonstrated at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This article focuses on the robotic hardware and tools necessary to remotely weld and inspect the closure lid welds. The system was operated remotely and designed for use in a radiation field, due to the SNF contained in the waste packages being closed.

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

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0731 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

that is CLASSIFIED. Inspection Report: IG-0731 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0809 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809...

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Abstract--The under-vehicle inspection systems have led to an increased interest to develop the technologies for finding  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

system installed onto an inspection bay built into the ground [1] for detecting underside of the vehicle Abstract-- The under-vehicle inspection systems have led to an increased interest to develop. Features of the approach include the method for under vehicle detection, pose estimation function, data

Ohya, Akihisa

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC NDT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED IN-SITU INSPECTION OF WIND TURBINE BLADES  

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of a wind turbine, including turbine blades, tower, gears, generator bearings etc. [2]. However, due to highDEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC NDT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED IN- SITU INSPECTION OF WIND TURBINE BLADES Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AL, UK bic@brunel.ac.uk ABSTRACT It is crucial to maintain wind turbine blades

Boyer, Edmond

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MiniMAX: A Compact, Portable X-Ray System For Field Inspection  

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MiniMAX: A Compact, Portable X-Ray System For Field Inspection MiniMAX: A Compact, Portable X-Ray System For Field Inspection MiniMAX: A Compact, Portable X-Ray System For Field Inspection MiniMAX takes x-ray images that are as detailed or even better than conventional hospital systems. However, unlike such systems, MiniMAX is easy to use, portable, lightweight, and inexpensive. MiniMAX takes advantage of the form factor of x-ray film, the physics of computed radiography (CR), and the compact technology of digital radiography (DR) panels to implement the benefits of each in a very simple, reliable, and compact system. July 11, 2013 Complete , 6.5lb, MiniMAX portable radiography system including Leica M9 camera, Jenoptik lens, JDSU dichroic filter, LED flash, CsBr storage phosphor, and 57-Co source. Complete, 6.5lb, MiniMAX portable radiography system including Leica M9

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Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks  

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tennessee Florida Stack Characterization System for Inspection of Contaminated Off-Gas Stacks Challenge As part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Central Campus Closure Project, the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Program must demolish the central gaseous waste system and associated facilities including the off-gas stacks and systems. These stacks range from 75 feet to 250 feet tall. Stacks are made of steel reinforced concrete with brick liners or unreinforced radial brick masonry with varying brick sizes and an acid-proof lining. Since being built in the 1950s, the central gaseous waste collection system has received no upgrades and minimal repair with some stacks now unsafe to access even for routine inspection.

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Chinook Salmon Bycatch Inspection Request for Electronic Monitoring System  

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SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Pixel length & width of image File type in which data are recorded Compression Type Frame rate at which data are recorded Storage device type and size Brand and model number of the cameras Brand, model, and specifications of the lenses Type, speed, and operating system of any computer

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Condition Assessment Survey (CAS) Program. Deficiency standards and inspections methods manual: Volume 11, 0.11 Specialty systems  

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General information is presented for asset determinant factor/CAS repair codes/CAS cost factors; guide sheet tool & material listing; testing methods; inspection frequency; standard system design life tables; system work breakdown structure; and general system/material data. Deficiency standards and inspection methods are presented for canopies; loading dock systems; tanks; domes (bulk storage, metal framing); louvers & vents; access floors; integrated ceilings; and mezzanine structures.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A robotic inspection experimental system (ARIES) and BOA  

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ARIES consists of a 6-wheeled K3A mobile platform, a compact subturret, a sonar imaging system, a laser-based light detection and ranging (lidar) navigation beacon system, and a camera positioning system. It has a sonar imaging system used in navigation and collision avoidance and an automatic docking/charging system. Drum-referencing algorithms and camera-positioning algorithms have been included in the primitive instruction set for the robot. The robot`s navigation is based on Synchro-Drive, a patented design that utilizes concentric shafts to distribute drive and steering power to the six wheels simultaneously. ARIES uses a virtual path concept in which only a limited amount of information needs to be provided to the control computer in order to get the vehicle moving. The safety and health evaluation, during the human factors assessment, found several areas of concern including ergonomics, laser hazards, tripping hazards, fall-from-above and struck-by hazards, electrical hazards, and decontamination of the system. BOA is a self-propelled automated mini-enclosure, able to remove insulation from installed pipes, primarily of 4 inch nominal outside diameter. The system is designed for two operators: one oversees the abatement head operation from a distance of 10 or 15 feet using a pendant control and the other bags the debris at a cyclonic bagging station that is attached by a vacuum hose to the cutting head. Since the abatement head is its own enclosure, there may be no need for further enclosures to be built. The system wets and removes asbestos insulation automatically, cutting the debris into consistent chunks and moving the wave under a strong vacuum to a bagging machine. Prior to reaching the bagging operation, the material passes through a water separator which greatly reduces the weight of the debris and allows recirculation of water, after sufficient filtration. The safety and health evaluation, during the human factors assessment, focused on: noise, dust concentrations, ergonomics, and computer software. Industrial hygiene sampling indicated that worker exposures may be kept low enough during normal operation of BOA to eliminate the need for respiratory or heating protection while working around the cutting head and bagging operation. Airborne particulate measurements showed a slight rise over background levels during the operation of BOA, but the average of all the readings during operation was 1.6% of the OSHA respirable dust standard. Air sampling and noise monitoring showed dust to be negligible. Noise was shown to be a potential exposure hazard depending on worker location.

NONE

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isis: An expert system for risk-based inservice inspection assessment  

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The ASME Section XI Working Group on Implementation of Risk-Based (RB) Examination produced a code case to define risk-based selection rules that could be used for In-Service Inspection (ISI) of Class 1, 2 and 3 piping. To provide guidelines for practical implementation of the code case, EPRI sponsored work to develop evaluation procedures and criteria. The approach focuses inspections on locations which are selected based upon an explicit consideration of experienced degradation mechanisms and potential consequences. Software has been developed to execute and document this approach. Data and expert system modules address system operating characteristics, design attributes, the potential for damage mechanisms and the impact of component failures (i.e., loss of pressure boundary integrity). These modules are integrated in a stand alone software package. In addition, because the system is microcomputer based, the software is not cumbersome or costly to deploy. The goal of this effort was to develop a tool that will accomplish two tasks. That is, (1) Reduce the cost of the Risk Based Inservice Inspection (RBISI) evaluation effort by increasing the productivity of the BISI analyst, and (2) Provide a structured analytical and documentation package that lends itself to increases in consistency within an individual plant application, as well as across the industry.

Barbetta, N.L.; Dimitrijevic, V.B.; Eivers, G.D.; O`Regan, P.J. [Yankee Nuclear Services Division, Bolton, MA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auxiliary feedwater system risk-based inspection guide for the Byron and Braidwood nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

In a study sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed and applied a methodology for deriving plant-specific risk-based inspection guidance for the auxiliary feedwater (AFW) system at pressurized water reactors that have not undergone probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). This methodology uses existing PRA results and plant operating experience information. Existing PRA-based inspection guidance information recently developed for the NRC for various plants was used to identify generic component failure modes. This information was then combined with plant-specific and industry-wide component information and failure data to identify failure modes and failure mechanisms for the AFW system at the selected plants. Byron and Braidwood were selected for the fourth study in this program. The produce of this effort is a prioritized listing of AFW failures which have occurred at the plants and at other PWRs. This listing is intended for use by NRC inspectors in the preparation of inspection plans addressing AFW risk-important components at the Byron/Braidwood plants. 23 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Moffitt, N.E.; Gore, B.F.: Vo, T.V. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auxiliary feedwater system risk-based inspection guide for the H. B. Robinson nuclear power plant  

SciTech Connect

In a study sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed and applied a methodology for deriving plant-specific risk-based inspection guidance for the auxiliary feedwater (AFW) system at pressurized water reactors that have not undergone probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). This methodology uses existing PRA results and plant operating experience information. Existing PRA-based inspection guidance information recently developed for the NRC for various plants was used to identify generic component failure modes. This information was then combined with plant-specific and industry-wide component information and failure data to identify failure modes and failure mechanisms for the AFW system at the selected plants. H. B. Robinson was selected as one of a series of plants for study. The product of this effort is a prioritized listing of AFW failures which have occurred at the plant and at other PWRs. This listing is intended for use by NRC inspectors in the preparation of inspection plans addressing AFW risk-important components at the H. B. Robinson plant.

Moffitt, N.E.; Lloyd, R.C.; Gore, B.F.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Garner, L.W. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auxiliary feedwater system risk-based inspection guide for the McGuire nuclear power plant  

SciTech Connect

In a study sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed and applied a methodology for deriving plant-specific risk-based inspection guidance for the auxiliary feedwater (AFW) system at pressurized water reactors that have not undergone probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). This methodology uses existing PRA results and plant operating experience information. Existing PRA-based inspection guidance information recently developed for the NRC for various plants was used to identify generic component failure modes. This information was then combined with plant-specific and industry-wide component information and failure data to identify failure modes and failure mechanisms for the AFW system at the selected plants. McGuire was selected as one of a series of plants for study. The product of this effort is a prioritized listing of AFW failures which have occurred at the plant and at other PWRs. This listing is intended for use by NRC inspectors in the preparation of inspection plans addressing AFW risk-important components at the McGuire plant.

Bumgardner, J.D.; Lloyd, R.C.; Moffitt, N.E.; Gore, B.F.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auxiliary feedwater system risk-based inspection guide for the South Texas Project nuclear power plant  

SciTech Connect

In a study sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed and applied a methodology for deriving plant-specific risk-based inspection guidance for the auxiliary feedwater (AFW) system at pressurized water reactors that have not undergone probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). This methodology uses existing PRA results and plant operating experience information. Existing PRA-based inspection guidance information recently developed for the NRC for various plants was used to identify generic component failure modes. This information was then combined with plant-specific and industry-wide component information and failure data to identify failure modes and failure mechanisms for the AFW system at the selected plants. South Texas Project was selected as a plant for study. The product of this effort is a prioritized listing of AFW failures which have occurred at the plant and at other PWRs. This listing is intended for use by the NRC inspectors in preparation of inspection plans addressing AFW risk important components at the South Texas Project plant.

Bumgardner, J.D.; Nickolaus, J.R.; Moffitt, N.E.; Gore, B.F.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Crate and Container Imaging Using the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System. Innovative Technology Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

The Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS) is a highly penetrating gamma ray imaging system that provides a means to non-invasively image crate contents prior to crate disassembly. The VACIS unit uses a 1.6 Curie collimated source (Cesium-137) aimed at a linear detector to create an image as the unit passes by the crate. In the demonstrated mobile unit, the source and detector were mounted on a boom truck. As the crate passed between the source and detector, a near real-time composite image of the contents was constructed from the linear image of the VACIS unit's on board computer and recorded on disk.

None

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed infrared radiation thermometer, system, and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The high-speed radiation thermometer has an infrared measurement wavelength band that is matched to the infrared wavelength band of near-blackbody emittance of ceramic components and ceramic thermal barrier coatings used in turbine engines. It is comprised of a long wavelength infrared detector, a signal amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, an optical system to collect radiation from the target, an optical filter, and an integral reference signal to maintain a calibrated response. A megahertz range electronic data acquisition system is connected to the radiation detector to operate on raw data obtained. Because the thermometer operates optimally at 8 to 12 .mu.m, where emittance is near-blackbody for ceramics, interferences to measurements performed in turbine engines are minimized. The method and apparatus are optimized to enable mapping of surface temperatures on fast moving ceramic elements, and the thermometer can provide microsecond response, with inherent self-diagnostic and calibration-correction features.

Markham, James R. (Middlefield, CT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of risk-based methods to inservice inspection of piping systems  

SciTech Connect

Research efforts have been underway in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and industry to define appropriate methods for the application of risk-based technology in the development of inservice inspection (ISI) programs for piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper discusses a pilot application of these methods to the inservice inspection of piping systems of Northeast Utilities Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power station. This demonstration study, which has been sponsored by the Westinghouse Owners Group (WOG), applies probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) models that have already been developed to meet regulatory requirements for an individual plant examination (IPE). The approach calculates the relative importance for each component within the systems of interest. This risk-importance is based on the frequency of core damage resulting from the structural failure of the component. The process inductively determines the effects that such failures have on the desired operational characteristics of the system being analyzed. Structural reliability/risk assessment (SRRA) models based on probabilistic structural mechanics methods are used to estimate failure probabilities for important components. Locations within a system with varying failure probabilities can be defined to focus ISI resources. This paper will discuss the above process and results to show that application of risk-based methods in the development of ISI programs can potentially result in significant savings while maintaining a high level of safety.

Closky, N.B.; Balkey, K.R. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Oswald, E.; West, R. [Northeast Utilities, Hartford, CT (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of a laser oriented, automatic dimensional inspection system for high-speed process control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OP A LASER ORIENTED, AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONAI INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR HIGH-SPEED PROCESS CONTROL A Thesis by STEVEN MORRIS WARD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1/72 Major Subjects Industrial Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF A LASER ORIENTED, AUTONATIC DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION SYSTEN FOR HIGH-SPEED PROCESS CONTROL A Thesis by STEVEN NORRIS WARD Approved...

Ward, Steven Morris

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2)  

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

The Essential Systems Functionality (ESF) inspection will evaluate the effectiveness of programs and processes for engineering design and safety basis, construction and installation, configuration management, surveillance testing, maintenance, operations, cognizant system engineer (CSE) and safety system oversight (SSO), and feedback and improvement of selected safety systems. This review will evaluate the effectiveness in maintaining the functionality of these safety systems. The ESF review will be performed in the context of integrated safety management (ISM), although the inspection criteria, activities and lines of inquiry are organized by ESF functional areas rather than ISM principles and core functions.

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Programmable near-infrared ranging system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high angular resolution ranging system particularly suitable for indoor plications involving mobile robot navigation and collision avoidance uses a programmable array of light emitters that can be sequentially incremented by a microprocessor. A plurality of adjustable level threshold detectors are used in an optical receiver for detecting the threshold level of the light echoes produced when light emitted from one or more of the emitters is reflected by a target or object in the scan path of the ranging system.

Everett, Jr., Hobart R. (San Diego, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1.times.3.times.5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A "wake-up" circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described.

Valentine, Kenneth H. (San Diego, CA); Falter, Diedre D. (Knoxville, TN); Falter, Kelly G. (Knoxville, TN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system is described for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array of solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1[times]3[times]5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A wake-up' circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described. 4 figures.

Valentine, K.H.; Falter, D.D.; Falter, K.G.

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Untethered Real-Time Live Gas Main Robotic Inspection System  

SciTech Connect

Under funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) developed an untethered, wireless remote controlled inspection robot dubbed Explorer. The project entailed the design and prototyping of a wireless self-powered video-inspection robot capable of accessing live 6- and 8-inch diameter cast-iron and steel mains, while traversing turns and Ts and elbows under real-time control with live video feedback to an operator. The design is that of a segmented actively articulated and wheel-leg powered robot design, with fisheye imaging capability and self-powered battery storage and wireless real-time communication link. The prototype was functionally tested in an above ground pipe-network, in order to debug all mechanical, electrical and software subsystems, and develop the necessary deployment and retrieval, as well as obstacle-handling scripts. A pressurized natural gas test-section was used to certify it for operation in natural gas at up to 60 psig. Two subsequent live-main field-trials in both cast-iron and steel pipe, demonstrated its ability to be safely launched, operated and retrieved under real-world conditions. The system's ability to safely and repeatably exidrecover from angled and vertical launchers, traverse multi-thousand foot long pipe-sections, make T and varied-angle elbow-turns while wirelessly sending live video and handling command and control messages, was clearly demonstrated. Video-inspection was clearly shown to be a viable tool to understand the state of this critical buried infrastructure, irrespective of low- (cast-iron) or high-pressure (steel) conditions. This report covers the different aspects of specifications, requirements, design, prototyping, integration and testing and field-trialing of the Explorer platform.

Hagen Schempf; Daphne D'Zurko

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Laser Metrology/Viewing System for ITER In-Vessel Inspection  

SciTech Connect

This paper identifies the requirements for a remotely operated precision laser ranging system for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The inspection system is used for metrology and viewing, and must be capable of achieving submillimeter accuracy and operation in a reactor vessel that has high gamma radiation, high vacuum, elevated temperature, and magnetic field levels. A coherent, frequency modulated laser radar system is under development to meet these requirements. The metrology/viewing sensor consists of a compact laser-optic module linked through fiberoptics to the laser source and imaging units, located outside the harsh environment. The deployment mechanism is a remotely operated telescopic mast. Gamma irradiation up to 10{sup 7} Gy was conducted on critical sensor components with no significant impact to data transmission, and analysis indicates that critical sensor components can operate in a magnetic field with certain design modifications. Plans for testing key components in a magnetic field are underway.

Spampinato, P.T.; Barry, R.E.; Chesser, J.B.; Menon, M.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Dagher, M.A. [Boeing Rocketdyne Div., Canoga Park, CA (United States); Slotwinski, A. [Coleman Research Corp., Springfield, VA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF EXPLORER: A LONG-RANGE UNTETHERED LIVE GASLINE INSPECTION ROBOT SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

This program is undertaken in order to construct and field-demonstrate EXPLORER, a modular, remotely controllable, self-powered, untethered robot system for the inspection of live gas distribution 150 mm (6-inch) to 200 mm (8-inch) diameter mains. The modular design of the system allows it to accommodate various components intended to accomplish different inspection, repair, sample retrieval, and other in-pipe tasks. The prototype system being built under this project will include all the basic modules needed, i.e. the locomotor, power storage, wireless communication, and camera. The camera, a solid-state fisheye-type, is used to transmit real-time video to the operator that allows for the live inspection of gas distribution pipes. The system under development significantly advances the state of the art in inspection systems for gas distribution mains, which presently consist of tethered systems of limited range (about 500 ft form the point of launch) and limited inspection views. Also current inspection systems have no ability to incorporate additional modules to expand their functionality. This development program is a joint effort among the Northeast Gas Association (formerly New York Gas Group), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC), and the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) The present report summarizes the accomplishments of the project during its fifth six-month period. The project has in general achieved its goals for this period as outlined in the report. The prototype robot is undergoing extensive endurance testing in order to prepare for the field demonstrations planned for June 2004.

George C. Vradis, Hagen Schempf

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy  

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

09 Inspection Report: IG-0809 January 2009 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System This inspection report is not publicly releasable because it contains Unclassified Controlled...

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Solar collector systems analysis using infrared scanning techniques  

SciTech Connect

Solar energy collector systems analysis using thermography is discussed. The research at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in this area has focused on infrared (IR) scanning techniques and equipment to determine temperature distributions, flow patterns, and air blockages in solar collectors. The results of this extensive study, covering many sites and types of collectors, illustrate the capabilities of IR analysis as an analysis tool and operation and maintenance procedure when applied to large arrays. Infrared analysis of most collector systems showed temperature distributions that indicated balanced flow patterns with both the thermographs and the hand-held unit. In three significant cases, blocked or broken collector arrays, which previously had gone undetected, were discovered. Using this analysis, validation studies of large computer codes could examine collector arrays for flow patterns or blockages that could cause disagreement between actual and predicted performance. Initial operation and balancing of large systems could be accomplished without complicated sensor systems not needed for normal operations. Maintenance personnel could quickly check their systems without climbing onto the roof and without complicated sensor systems.

Eden, A.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Mobile Sensor System for drum inspection and monitoring -- Volume 1. Final report, October 1, 1993--April 22, 1995  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Intelligent Mobile Sensor System (IMSS) project is to develop an operational system for monitoring and inspection activities for waste storage facility operations at several DOE sites. Specifically, the product of this effort is a robotic device with enhanced intelligence and maneuverability capable of conducting routine inspection of stored waste drums. The device is capable of operating in the narrow free aisle space between rows of stacked drums. The system has an integrated sensor suite for problem-drum detection, and is linked to a site database both for inspection planning and for data correlation, updating, and report generation. The system is capable of departing on an assigned mission, collecting required data, recording which portions of its mission had to be aborted or modified due to environmental constraints, and reporting back when the mission is complete. Successful identification of more than 96% of drum defects has been demonstrated in a high fidelity waste storage facility mockup. Identified anomalies included rust spots, rust streaks, areas of corrosion, dents, and tilted drums. All drums were positively identified and correlated with the site database. This development effort is separated into three phases of which phase two is now complete. The first phase demonstrated an integrated system (maturity level IVa) for monitoring and inspection activities for waste storage facility operations. The second phase demonstrated a prototype system appropriate for operational use in an actual storage facility. The prototype provides an integrated design that considers operational requirements, hardware costs, maintenance, safety, and robustness. The final phase will demonstrate commercial viability using the prototype vehicle in a pilot waste operations and inspection project. This report summarizes the design and evaluation of the new IMSS Phase 2 system and vehicle.

NONE

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Remotely Operated NDE System for Inspection of Hanford's Double Shell Waste Tank Knuckle Regions  

SciTech Connect

This report documents work performed at the PNNL in FY01 to support development of a Remotely Operated NDE (RONDE) system capable of inspecting the knuckle region of Hanford's DSTs. The development effort utilized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology wherever possible and provided a transport and scanning device for implementing the SAFT and T-SAFT techniques.

Pardini, Allan F.; Alzheimer, James M.; Crawford, Susan L.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Gervais, Kevin L.; Harris, Robert V.; Riechers, Douglas M.; Samuel, Todd J.; Schuster, George J.; Tucker, Joseph C.; Roberts, R. A.

2001-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent mobile sensor system for drum inspection and monitoring: Phase 1. Topical report, October 1, 1992--June 8, 1993  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project was to develop an operational system for monitoring and inspection activities for waste storage facility operations at several DOE sites. Specifically, the product of this effort is a robotic device with enhanced intelligence and maneuverability capable of conducting routine inspection of stored waste drums. The device is capable of operating in narrow aisles and interpolating the free aisle space between rows of stacked drums. The system has an integrated sensor suite for leak detection, and is interfaced with a site database both for inspection planning and for data correlation, updating, and report generation. The system is capable of departing on an assigned mission, collecting required data, recording which positions of its mission had to be aborted or modified due to environmental constraints, and reporting back when the mission is complete. Successful identification of more than 90% of all drum defects has been demonstrated in a high fidelity waste storage facility mockup. Identified anomalies included rust spots, rust streaks, areas of corrosion, dents, and tilted drums. All drums were positively identified and correlated with the site database. This development effort is separated into three phases of which phase one is now complete. The first phase has demonstrated an integrated system for monitoring and inspection activities for waste storage facility operations. This demonstration system was quickly fielded and evaluated by leveraging technologies developed from previous NASA and DARPA contracts and internal research. The second phase will demonstrate a prototype system appropriate for operational use in an actual storage facility. The prototype provides an integrated design that considers operational requirements, hardware costs, maintenance, safety, and robustness. The final phase will demonstrate commercial viability using the prototype vehicle in a pilot waste operations and inspection project.

Not Available

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and System Design Framework for Infrared Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometers  

SciTech Connect

The authors present a preliminary analysis and design framework developed for the evaluation and optimization of infrared, Imaging Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) electro-optic systems. Commensurate with conventional interferometric spectrometers, SHS modeling requires an integrated analysis environment for rigorous evaluation of system error propagation due to detection process, detection noise, system motion, retrieval algorithm and calibration algorithm. The analysis tools provide for optimization of critical system parameters and components including : (1) optical aperture, f-number, and spectral transmission, (2) SHS interferometer grating and Littrow parameters, and (3) image plane requirements as well as cold shield, optical filtering, and focal-plane dimensions, pixel dimensions and quantum efficiency, (4) SHS spatial and temporal sampling parameters, and (5) retrieval and calibration algorithm issues.

Cooke, B.J.; Smith, B.W.; Laubscher, B.E.; Villeneuve, P.V.; Briles, S.D.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Inspection of Los Alamos National Laboratory's System for Controlling Cost Overruns on Work-for-Others Projects, IG-0369  

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

REPORT ON INSPECTION OF LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY'S SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING COST OVERRUNS ON WORK-FOR-OTHERS PROJECTS The Office of Inspections wants to make the distribution of its inspection reports as customer friendly and cost effective as possible. Therefore, we are making this report available electronically through the Internet at the following alternative addresses: Department of Energy Headquarters Gopher gopher.hr.doe.gov Department of Energy Headquarters Anonymous FTP vml.hqadmin.doe.gov We are experimenting with various options to facilitate inspection report distrubution. Your comments would be

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Ultra-high speed residue processor for SAFT inspection system image enhancement. Final report, October 1983-March 1984  

SciTech Connect

The Phase-I feasibility study of residue number system (RNS) image processing for SAFT inspection has successfully determined that an advanced inspection system may be built using a correlation-reconstruction SAFT algorithm, implemented with RNS techniques and off-the-shelf electronic components. Images are reconstructed in a number theoretic transform domain with simple pointwise multiplication of the A-scan data volume by a custom point spread function (PSF), all in a highly parallel computational architecture. These methods also allow image enhancement to be easily performed for improved flaw visualization, and with negligible speed reduction. It has been determined that high resolution three dimensional flaw images may be generated and that a commercially viable product could result through development of a prototype real-time RNS processor. The hardware is expected to be made up of 100 nsec bit slice microprocessor components and large RAM storage units. Such a processor would provide the NDE community with a valuable new tool, that could generate significant improvements in real-time flaw visualization of critical components encountered in nuclear power plant inspection. Special inspection conditions, such as multiple reflections and crack tip detection in the presence of corner reflecting effects, may be overcome by modifying the functional form of the PSF. It is also possible that semi-automatic flaw classification could be included in the process without significantly adding to the computational burden. Based on the performance estimates of the Phase-I effort, this new image processing system has the potential to acquire and focus the equivalent of 145 A-scans per second, which translates into more than 1000 in./sup 3//min inspection rate for typical pressure vessel specimens.

Polky, J.N.; Miller, D.D.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Visual Perception System for Pipe Inspection: Monocular Visual Odometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was made possible by the support of an NPRP grant from the Qatar National Research Fund. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors. #12;Keywords: oil and gas, pipe inspection

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Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

SciTech Connect

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design of the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main NDE and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. CMU has fully designed every module in terms of the mechanical, electrical and software elements (architecture only). Substantial effort has gone into pre-prototyping to uncover mechanical, electrical and software issues for critical elements of the design. Design requirements for sensor-providers were also detailed and finalized and provided to them for inclusion in their designs. CMU is expecting to start 2006 with a detailed design effort for both mechanical and electrical components, followed by procurement and fabrication efforts in late winter/spring 2006. The assembly and integration efforts will occupy all of the spring and summer of 2006. Software development will also be a major effort in 2006, and will result in porting and debugging of code on the module- and train-levels in late summer and Fall of 2006. Final pipe mock-up testing is expected in late fall and early winter 2006 with an acceptance demonstration of the robot train (with a sensor-module mock-up) planned to DoE/NGA towards the end of 2006.

Susan Burkett; Hagen Schempf

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The under-machine inspection system consists of a remotely controlled robot. This device is capable of accessing hard-to-reach areas and deal with poor lighting conditions, thus decreasing the risk of injury for the inspection  

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. The system also contains shock absorbers in its wheels to deal with rough surfaces. The clamps used here special types of wheel to reduce vibrations during motion. Furthermore, ball wheels are used in this robot#12;The under-machine inspection system consists of a remotely controlled robot. This device

Koschan, Andreas

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Decontamination and inspection plan for Phase 3 closure of the 300 area waste acid treatment system  

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This decontamination and inspection plan (DIP) describes decontamination and verification activities in support of Phase 3 closure of the 300 Area Waste Acid Treatment System (WATS). Phase 3 is the third phase of three WATS closure phases. Phase 3 attains clean closure conditions for WATS portions of the 334 and 311 Tank Farms (TF) and the 333 and 303-F Buildings. This DIP also describes designation and management of waste and debris generated during Phase 3 closure activities. Information regarding Phase 1 and Phase 2 for decontamination and verification activities closure can be found in WHC-SD-ENV-AP-001 and HNF-1784, respectively. This DIP is provided as a supplement to the closure plan (DOE/RL-90-11). This DIP provides the documentation for Ecology concurrence with Phase 3 closure methods and activities. This DIP is intended to provide greater detail than is contained in the closure plan to satisfy Ecology Dangerous Waste Regulations, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-610 requirement that closure documents describe the methods for removing, transporting, storing, and disposing of all dangerous waste at the unit. The decontamination and verification activities described in this DIP are based on the closure plan and on agreements reached between Ecology and the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) during Phase 3 closure activity workshops and/or project manager meetings (PMMs).

LUKE, S.N.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Inspection System for a Complete IN-Service Examination of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel, Including Beltline Region  

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Final Report for a DOE Phase II Contract Describing the design and fabrication of a reactor inspection modular rover prototype for reactor vessel inspection.

David H. Bothell

2000-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

72

Inspect and Repair Steam Traps  

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

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

73

Infrared systems and components III: Proceedings of the Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 16, 17, 1989  

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Topics presented include infrared signal processing and automatic target recognition, detection of closely spaced objects using radial variance, the U.S. Army FLIR/ATR evolution path, and classifiability of IR target signatures. Also presented are infrared sensors and detectors, spectral agility, Bayesian analysis of signals from closely spaced objects, and enhanced atmospheric models for IR image simulation. Consideration is given to calibration and testing of infrared sensors, electrooptical-detector laser susceptibility testing, the performance of a thermal scene generator, optics and thin films in the infrared, the optical performance of replica beryllium mirrors, a high-speed video data acquisition system, and antireflection coatings for germanium without zinc.

Caswell, R.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared-Based Screening System Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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) sensors or cameras, video images, and vehicle position sensors, and are generically known as infrared in enforcement was confirmed. Background -- Since 2007, ORNL has been involved in data collection efforts

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Enhanced visible and near-infrared capabilities of the JET mirror-linked divertor spectroscopy system  

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The mirror-linked divertor spectroscopy diagnostic on JET has been upgraded with a new visible and near-infrared grating and filtered spectroscopy system. New capabilities include extended near-infrared coverage up to 1875 nm, capturing the hydrogen Paschen series, as well as a 2 kHz frame rate filtered imaging camera system for fast measurements of impurity (Be II) and deuterium D?, D?, D? line emission in the outer divertor. The expanded system provides unique capabilities for studying spatially resolved divertor plasma dynamics at near-ELM resolved timescales as well as a test bed for feasibility assessment of near-infrared spectroscopy.

Lomanowski, B. A., E-mail: b.a.lomanowski@durham.ac.uk; Sharples, R. M. [Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Meigs, A. G.; Conway, N. J.; Zastrow, K.-D.; Heesterman, P.; Kinna, D. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Center, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Collaboration: JET-EFDA Team

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of a real-time SAFT-UT system for inservice inspection of LWRs  

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A multi-year program is underway at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to move the synthetic aperture focusing technique from the Laboratory into the field to inspect light water reactor components. This report is a summary of highlights from the third year's efforts. The work presented here includes: scanner development, SAFT-UT signal processing techniques, SAFT-UT graphics package development, SAFT-UT real-time processor, SAFT-UT field system integration, SAFT-UT evaluation on CCSS, a field trip demonstrating in-field SAFT data processing, and future work. 11 figs.

Doctor, S.R.; Reid, L.D.; Hall, T.E.; Littlefield, R.J.; Gilbert, R.W.; Crawford, S.L.; Baldwin, A.J.; Bowey, R.E.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - August 19, 2010 | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 64-38) This Criteria Review and Approach Document (HSS CRAD...

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

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

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

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Development and validation of a real-time SAFT-UT system for the inspection of light water reactor components. Semiannual report, April 1984-September 1984. Volume 1  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is working to design, fabricate, and evaluate a real-time flaw detection and characterization system based on the synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT). The system is for inservice inspection of light water reactor components. Included objectives of this program for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are to develop procedures for system calibration and field operation, to validate the system through laboratory and field inspections, and to generate an engineering data base to support ASME Code acceptance of the technology. This process report covers the programmatic work from April 1984 through September 1984. 58 figs.

Doctor, S.R.; Busse, L.J.; Crawford, S.L.; Hall, T.E.; Gribble, R.P.; Baldwin, A.J.; Van Houten, L.P.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of a real-time SAFT-UT system for the inspection of light water reactor components: Annual report, October 1984-September 1985  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is working to design, fabricate, and evaluate a real-time flaw detection and characterization system based on the synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT). The system is designed to perform inservice inspection of light-water reactor components. Included objectives of this program for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are to develop procedures for system calibration and field operation, to validate the system through laboratory and field inspections, and to generate an engineering data base to support ASME Code acceptance of the technology. This progress report covers the programmatic work from October 1984 through September 1985.

Doctor, S.R.; Hall, T.E.; Reid, L.D.; Crawford, S.L.; Littlefield, R.J.; Gilbert, R.W.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

A High-Efficiency Light-Collection System for Energy-Limited Infrared Emission Radiometers  

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An optical system that combines radiation from four solid angles about an emission source into a single beam was used in conjunction with a detector-noise-limited, flame infrared...

Busch, Kenneth W; Busch, Marianna A; Tilotta, David C; Kubala, S Wayne; Ravishankar, S

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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South Tank Farm underground storage tank inspection using the topographical mapping system for radiological and hazardous environments  

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During the winter of 1997 the Topographical Mapping System (TMS) for hazardous and radiological environments and the Interactive Computer-Enhanced Remote-Viewing System (ICERVS) were used to perform wall inspections on underground storage tanks (USTs) W5 and W6 of the South Tank Farm (STF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The TMS was designed for deployment in the USTs at the Hanford Site. Because of its modular design, the TMS was also deployable in the USTs at ORNL. The USTs at ORNL were built in the 1940s and have been used to store radioactive waste during the past 50 years. The tanks are constructed with an inner layer of Gunite{trademark} that has been spalling, leaving sections of the inner wall exposed. Attempts to quantify the depths of the spalling with video inspection have proven unsuccessful. The TMS surface-mapping campaign in the STF was initiated to determine the depths of cracks, crevices, and/or holes in the tank walls and to identify possible structural instabilities in the tanks. The development of the TMS and the ICERVS was initiated by DOE for the purpose of characterization and remediation of USTs at DOE sites across the country. DOE required a three-dimensional, topographical mapping system suitable for use in hazardous and radiological environments. The intended application is mapping the interiors of USTs as part of DOE`s waste characterization and remediation efforts, to obtain both baseline data on the content of the storage tank interiors and changes in the tank contents and levels brought about by waste remediation steps. Initially targeted for deployment at the Hanford Site, the TMS has been designed to be a self-contained, compact, and reconfigurable system that is capable of providing rapid variable-resolution mapping information in poorly characterized workspaces with a minimum of operator intervention.

Armstrong, G.A.; Burks, B.L.; Hoesen, S.D. van

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The design and construction of an infrared detector for use with a highway traffic survey system  

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, sn4 celestial bodies. Background radiation causes noise in the infrared system which msy cancel the target signal or cause a false detection. The infrared x'ad1atlon emitted by a target, such ss an automobile or background. must yeas through... to reduce vibration noise snd then sealed with a threaded plate containing a Switchcraft connector. The spectral response for this detector was obtained by using a standard 500 K blsckbody source. A monochromatic source signal was 2 obtained by using...

Mundkowsky, William Fredrick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

85

Extended Near-Infrared Resonance Raman Investigations of an Organic Mixed-Valence System: Diazatetracyclodiene Radical Cation  

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Extended Near-Infrared Resonance Raman Investigations of an Organic Mixed-Valence System near-infrared region show that six modes are coupled to the intramolecular charge-transfer transition transfer (IVCT) absorption bands in the red to near- infrared region of the spectrum, which are, at least

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Comparison of ultraviolet and ultraviolet-infrared flame detection systems  

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detectors view a s1ngle area and a majority of detectors must sense a fire to signal an alarm) and time delay ci r- cu1ts, sensitivity adjustments, and integral self-test lamps and circuitry. Infrared detectors were improved by the addition of vot1ng... have been improved through an evolutionary process to the point where they have become highly reliable, stable and sensitive detectors of flames. With the recent advances in micro- processor based e'lectronics, it has become possible to combine both...

Dayton, Robert Mark

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

87

Auxiliary feedwater system risk-based inspection guide for the Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Nuclear Power Plant  

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This document presents a compilation of auxiliary feedwater (AFW) system failure information which has been screened for risk significance in terms of failure frequency and degradation of system performance. It is a risk-prioritized listing of failure events and their causes that are significant enough to warrant consideration in inspection planning at Diablo Canyon. This information is presented to provide inspectors with increased resources for inspection planning at Diablo Canyon. The risk importance of various component failure modes was identified by analysis of the results of probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) for many pressurized water reactors (PWRs). However, the component failure categories identified in PRAs are rather broad, because the failure data used in the PRAs is an aggregate of many individual failures having a variety of root causes. In order to help inspectors to focus on specific aspects of component operation, maintenance and design which might cause these failures, an extensive review of component failure information was performed to identify and rank the root causes of these component failures. Both Diablo Canyon and industry-wide failure information was analyzed. Failure causes were sorted on the basis of frequency of occurrence and seriousness of consequence, and categorized as common cause failures, human errors, design problems, or component failures. This information permits an inspector to concentrate on components important to the prevention of core damage. Other components which perform essential functions, but which are not included because of high reliability or redundancy, must also be addressed to ensure that degradation does not increase their failure probabilities, and hence their risk importances. 23 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Gore, B.F.; Vo, T.V.; Harrison, D.G.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Accuracy Analysis of a Robotic Radionuclide Inspection and Mapping System for Surface Contamination  

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The mapping of localized regions of radionuclide contamination in a building can be a time consuming and costly task. Humans moving hand-held radiation detectors over the target areas are subject to fatigue. A contamination map based on manual surveys can contain significant operator-induced inaccuracies. A Fanuc M16i light industrial robot has been configured for installation on a mobile aerial work platform, such as a tall forklift. When positioned in front of a wall or floor surface, the robot can map the radiation levels over a surface area of up to 3 m by 3 m. The robot's end effector is a commercial alpha-beta radiation sensor, augmented with range and collision avoidance sensors to ensure operational safety as well as to maintain a constant gap between surface and radiation sensors. The accuracy and repeatability of the robotically conducted contamination surveys is directly influenced by the sensors and other hardware employed. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of various non-contact sensors for gap measurement, and the means to compensate for predicted systematic errors that arise during the area survey scans. The range sensor should maintain a constant gap between the radiation counter and the surface being inspected. The inspection robot scans the wall surface horizontally, moving down at predefined vertical intervals after each scan in a meandering pattern. A number of non-contact range sensors can be employed for the measurement of the gap between the robot end effector and the wall. The nominal gap width was specified as 10 mm, with variations during a single scan not to exceed {+-} 2 mm. Unfinished masonry or concrete walls typically exhibit irregularities, such as holes, gaps, or indentations in mortar joints. These irregularities can be sufficiently large to indicate a change of the wall contour. The responses of different sensor types to the wall irregularities vary, depending on their underlying principles of operation. We explored capacitive, ultrasound, and optical Laser range sensors. The unshielded capacitive range sensors were found to be influenced by objects in their vicinity, and to have comparatively low sensitivity. Therefore they were not used for gap measurement. We did, however, use them successfully to detect obstacles in the field of motion of the sensor head. The four sensors pointing diagonally from four corners of the sensor head are capacitive range sensors, which stop the robot motion any time a pre-set threshold signal level is exceeded. Ultrasound range sensors were found to have good resolution. The ultrasound beam was frequently deflected sideways by the wall's roughness, resulting in a spurious signal peaks. On the other hand, ultrasound signals are inherently insensitive to variations of the optical surface properties. Laser range sensing proved to be generally less noisy than ultrasound measurements. The aforementioned sensitivity to the target surface's optical properties was not evident on grey, non-reflective surfaces. On such surfaces, laser range sensing was found to be superior to ultrasound measurements. Occasionally, however, surface reflectivity and specularity caused erroneous measurements. The computational burden of measuring and filtering the sensor data in real time made it impractical to control the robot directly based on sensor feedback. The robot performs a first horizontal surface range scan merely to gage the surface profile. During the subsequent passes, the robot records the radiation measurements, while recording the range data for the next pass, with the range sensor positioned below the radiation sensor. The decoupling of measurements from robot control prevents the robot controller from responding to spurious sensor signals, ensuring steadier and safer radiation surveying. The controller is configured to accept either optical or ultrasound range signals, so as to respond better to user-specific requirements. A detailed analysis of non-contact range sensors and control for the automated mapping of surface contamination has been presented. The C

Mauer, Georg F.; Kawa, Chris [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4027 (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

89

The SAFT-UT (synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing) real-time inspection system: Operational principles and implementation  

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This document provides a technical description of the real-time imaging system developed for rapid flaw detection and characterization utilizing the synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT). The complete fieldable system has been designed to perform inservice inspection of light-water reactor components. Software was written on a DEC LSI 11/23 computer system to control data collection. The unprocessed data is transferred to a VAX 11/730 host computer to perform data processing and image display tasks. A parallel architecture peripheral to the host computer, referred to as the Real-Time SAFT Processor, rapidly performs the SAFT processing function. From the host's point of view, this device operates on the SAFT data in such a way that one may consider it to be a specialized or SAFT array processor. A guide to SAFT-UT theory and conventions is included, along with a detailed description of the operation of the software, how to install the software, and a detailed hardware description.

Hall, T.E.; Reid, L.D.; Doctor, S.R.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIIA: a knowledge based assistant for the SAFT ultrasonic inspection system  

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The first section of the paper describes the structure of the problem and our conceptual design of the knowledge-based system. The next section describes the current state of the prototype SIIA system and relates some of our experiences in developing the system. The final section discusses our plans for future development of SIIA and the implications of this type of system for other nondestructive evaluation techniques and applications.

Melton, R.B.; Doctor, S.R.; Taylor, T.T.; Badalamente, R.V.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

POST-CLOSURE CARE AND INSPECTION PLAN  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

inspection photographs are posted on Geospatial Environmental Mapping System (GEMS), a Web-based application used to manage and provide agencies and the public with Internet...

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Explorer-II: Wireless Self-Powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design, field-trial and Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) sensor evaluation program for the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The resulting robot-train system with CAD renderings of the individual modules. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. The prototype robot system was built and tested indoors and outdoors, outfitted with a Remote-Field Eddy Current (RFEC) sensor integrated as its main NDE sensor modality. An angled launcher, allowing for live launching and retrieval, was also built to suit custom angled launch-fittings from TDW. The prototype vehicle and launcher systems are shown. The complete system, including the in-pipe robot train, launcher, integrated NDE-sensor and real-time video and control console and NDE-data collection and -processing and real-time display, were demonstrated to all sponsors prior to proceeding into final field-trials--the individual components and setting for said acceptance demonstration are shown. The launcher-tube was also used to verify that the vehicle system is capable of operating in high-pressure environments, and is safely deployable using proper evacuating/purging techniques for operation in the po

Carnegie Mellon University

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

93

A Real-Time Saft System Applied to the Ultrasonic Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Components  

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In 1982 Pacific Northwest Laboratory began activity under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to implement SAFT technology in a field usable system. The ... extensive research related to the...

T. E. Hall; S. R. Doctor; L. D. Reid

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMAT IN-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND GRADING OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING IN PIPELINES  

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This report describes prototypes, measurements, and results for a project to develop a prototype pipeline in-line inspection (ILI) tool that uses electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) to detect and grade stress corrosion cracking (SCC). The introduction briefly provides motivation and describes SCC, gives some background on EMATs and guided ultrasonic waves, and reviews promising results of a previous project using EMATs for SCC. The experimental section then describes lab measurement techniques and equipment, the lab mouse and prototypes for a mule, and scan measurements made on SCC. The mouse was a moveable and compact EMAT setup. The prototypes were even more compact circuits intended to be pulled or used in an ILI tool. The purpose of the measurements was to determine the best modes, transduction, and processing to use, to characterize the transducers, and to prove EMATs and mule components could produce useful results. Next, the results section summarizes the measurements and describes the mouse scans, processing, prototype circuit operating parameters, and performance for SH0 scans. Results are given in terms of specifications--like SNR, power, insertion loss--and parametric curves--such as signal amplitude versus magnetic bias or standoff, reflection or transmission coefficients versus crack depth. Initially, lab results indicated magnetostrictive transducers using both SH0 and SV1 modes would be worthwhile to pursue in a practical ILI system. However, work with mule components showed that SV1 would be too dispersive, so SV1 was abandoned. The results showed that reflection measurements, when normalized by the direct arrival are sensitive to and correlated with SCC. This was not true for transmission measurements. Processing yields a high data reduction, almost 60 to 1, and permits A and C scan display techniques and software already in use for pipeline inspection. An analysis of actual SH0 scan results for SCC of known dimensions showed that length and depth could be determined for deep enough cracks. Defect shadow and short length effects were apparent but may be taken into account. The SH0 scan was done with the mule prototype circuits and permanent magnet EMATs. These gave good enough results that this hardware and the processing techniques are very encouraging for use in a practical ILI tool.

Jeff Aron; Jeff Jia; Bruce Vance; Wen Chang; Raymond Pohler; Jon Gore; Stuart Eaton; Adrian Bowles; Tim Jarman

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Analysis of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipe burst problems :Vasquez residence system inspection.  

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This report documents the investigation regarding the failure of CPVC piping that was used to connect a solar hot water system to standard plumbing in a home. Details of the failure are described along with numerous pictures and diagrams. A potential failure mechanism is described and recommendations are outlined to prevent such a failure.

Black, Billy D.; Menicucci, David F.; Harrison, John (Florida Solar Energy Center)

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Tagged Neutron Source for API Inspection Systems with Greatly Enhanced Spatial Resolution  

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We recently developed induced fission and transmission imaging methods with time- and directionally-tagged neutrons offer new capabilities for characterization of fissile material configurations and enhanced detection of special nuclear materials (SNM). An Advanced Associated Particle Imaging (API) generator with higher angular resolution and neutron yield than existing systems is needed to fully exploit these methods.

None

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

97

Far-infrared contraband-detection-system development for personnel-search applications  

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Experiments have been conducted toward the development of an active near-millimeter-wave, far infrared, personnel search system for the detection of contraband. These experiments employed a microwave hybrid tee interferometer/radiometer scanning system and quasi-optical techniques at 3.3-mm wavelength to illuminate and detect the reflection from target objects against a human body background. Clothing and other common concealing materials are transport at this wavelength. Retroreflector arrays, in conjunction with a Gunn diode radiation source, were investigated to provide all-angle illumination and detection of specular reflections from unaligned and irregular-shaped objects. Results indicate that, under highly controlled search conditions, metal objects greater than or equal to 25 cm/sup 2/ can be detected in an enclosure lined with retroreflectors. Further development is required to produce a practical personnel search system. The investigation and feasibility of alternate far infrared search techniques are presented. 23 figures, 2 tables.

Schellenbaum, R. L.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Development of nondestructive evaluation techniques for DAM inspection. Progress report, January 1995 through August 1997  

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has concluded a two and a half year study on the development of an ultrasonic inspection system to inspect post stressed steel tendons on dams and flood gates. The inspection systems were part of a program for the California Department of Water Resources. The effort included the identification of the location and amount of corrosion damage to the tendons, identification of the cause of corrosion, and the technology for inhibiting corrosion. Several NDE methods for inspecting and quantifying damage to steel reinforced concrete water pipes were investigated and presented to the DWR for their consideration. The additional methods included Ground Penetrating RADAR, Electro- Potential Measurements, Infrared Technology, Pipe Inspection Crawlers (designed to travel inside pipelines and simultaneously report on the pipe condition as viewed by ultrasonic methods and video cameras from within the pipeline.) Reference to consultants hired by LLNL for similar on-site corrosion inspections were given to the DWR. The LLNL research into industries that have products to prevent corrosion resulted in the identification of an Innsbruck, Austria, company. This company claims to have products to permanently protect post- or pre-stressed tendons. The caveat is that the tendon protection system must be installed when the tendons are installed because no retrofit is available. Corrosion mitigation on the steel reinforcements surrounding the concrete was addressed through active and passive cathodic protection schemes. The combination of corrosion and erosion were addressed during consideration for the inspection of water-pump impeller-blades that are used in the three stage, million horsepower, pumping stations at Edmunston.

Brown, A. E.; Thomas, G.H.

1997-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

99

Optical assembly of a visible through thermal infrared multispectral imaging system  

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The Optical Assembly (OA) for the Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) program has been fabricated, assembled, and successfully tested for its performance. It represents a major milestone achieved towards completion of this earth observing E-O imaging sensor that is to be operated in low earth orbit. Along with its wide-field-of-view (WFOV), 1.82{degree} along-track and 1.38{degree} cross-track, and comprehensive on-board calibration system, the pushbroom imaging sensor employs a single mechanically cooled focal plane with 15 spectral bands covering a wavelength range from 0.45 to 10.7 {micro}m. The OA has an off-axis three-mirror anastigmatic (TMA) telescope with a 36-cm unobscured clear aperture. The two key performance criteria, 80% enpixeled energy in the visible and radiometric stability of 1% 1{sigma} in the visible/near-infrared (VNIR) and short wavelength infrared (SWIR), of 1.45% 1{sigma} in the medium wavelength infrared (MWIR), and of 0.53% 1{sigma} long wavelength infrared (LWIR), as well as its low weight (less than 49 kg) and volume constraint (89 cm x 44 cm x 127 cm) drive the overall design configuration of the OA and fabrication requirements.

Henson, T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bender, S.; Byrd, D. [Los Alamos National Labs., NM (United States). NIS Div.; Rappoport, W.; Shen, G.Y. [Raytheon Optical Systems, Inc., Danbury, CT (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

ROBOTIC TANK INSPECTION END EFFECTOR  

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The objective of this contract between Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) was to provide a tool for the DOE to inspect the inside tank walls of underground radioactive waste storage tanks in their tank farms. Some of these tanks are suspected to have leaks, but the harsh nature of the environment within the tanks precludes human inspection of tank walls. As a result of these conditions only a few inspection methods can fulfill this task. Of the methods available, OSS chose to pursue Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM), because it does not require clean surfaces for inspection, nor any contact with the Surface being inspected, and introduces no extra by-products in the inspection process (no coupling fluids or residues are left behind). The tool produced by OSS is the Robotic Tank Inspection End Effector (RTIEE), which is initially deployed on the tip of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA). The RTEE combines ACFM with a color video camera for both electromagnetic and visual inspection The complete package consists of an end effector, its corresponding electronics and software, and a user's manual to guide the operator through an inspection. The system has both coarse and fine inspection modes and allows the user to catalog defects and suspected areas of leakage in a database for further examination, which may lead to emptying the tank for repair, decommissioning, etc.. The following is an updated report to OSS document OSS-21100-7002, which was submitted in 1995. During the course of the contract, two related subtasks arose, the Wall and Coating Thickness Sensor and the Vacuum Scarifying and Sampling Tool Assembly. The first of these subtasks was intended to evaluate the corrosion and wall thinning of 55-gallon steel drums. The second was retrieved and characterized the waste material trapped inside the annulus region of the underground tanks on the DOE's tank farms. While these subtasks were derived from the original intent of the contract, the focus remains on the RTIEE.

Rachel Landry

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Color image digitization and analysis for drum inspection  

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A rust inspection system that uses color analysis to find rust spots on drums has been developed. The system is composed of high-resolution color video equipment that permits the inspection of rust spots on the order of 0.25 cm (0.1-in.) in diameter. Because of the modular nature of the system design, the use of open systems software (X11, etc.), the inspection system can be easily integrated into other environmental restoration and waste management programs. The inspection system represents an excellent platform for the integration of other color inspection and color image processing algorithms.

Muller, R.C.; Armstrong, G.A.; Burks, B.L.; Kress, R.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Heckendorn, F.M.; Ward, C.R. [Savannah River Technology Center, Aiken SC (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  

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Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I - December 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I - December 2004 December 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance (SSA), conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during October and November 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. LSO and LLNL have established ISM systems that are conceptually sound but

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Concept development for the ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system  

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The ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system concept is developed from the measurement requirements. The proposed solution situates 4 viewing systems in the equatorial ports 3, 9, 12, and 17 with 4 views each (looking at the upper target, the inner divertor, and tangentially left and right). This gives sufficient coverage. The spatial resolution of the divertor system is 2 times higher than the other views. For compensation of vacuum-vessel movements, an optical hinge concept is proposed. Compactness and low neutron streaming is achieved by orienting port plug doglegs horizontally. Calibration methods, risks, and R and D topics are outlined.

Reichle, R.; Beaumont, B.; Boilson, D.; Bouhamou, R.; Direz, M.-F.; Encheva, A.; Henderson, M.; Kazarian, F.; Lamalle, Ph.; Lisgo, S.; Mitteau, R.; Patel, K. M.; Pitcher, C. S.; Pitts, R. A.; Prakash, A.; Raffray, R.; Schunke, B.; Snipes, J.; Diaz, A. Suarez; Udintsev, V. S. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, 13115 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); and others

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -  

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Berkeley National Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) during January through February 2009. The inspection was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. The contractor assurance system has been improved and is identifying deficiencies and improving LBNL ES&H processes and performance. LBNL has

105

User Electrical Inspection Criteria  

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User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria Any electrical or electronic equipment users bring to the APS will have to be inspected. In some cases, this inspection will be quite simple, e.g., if the equipment has already been inspected by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and is used for its designed purpose. Other equipment will require a more thorough inspection (this may include NRTL inspected equipment if it is assembled into an apparatus with other components). The inspection is based on an eight-part list of criteria. Paraphrased, those criteria are: The equipment must be suitable for its intended use (and if appropriate, installation). For example, a heater controller intended to control a 1000W heater cannot be used to control a 2000W heater. The

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Safeguards management inspection procedures  

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The objective of this inspection module is to independently assess the contributions of licensee management to overall safeguards systems performance. The inspector accomplishes this objective by comparing the licensee's safeguards management to both the 10 CFR, parts 70 and 73, requirements and to generally accepted management practices. The vehicle by which this comparison is to be made consists of assessment questions and key issues which point the inspector to areas of primary concern to the NRC and which raise additional issues for the purpose of exposing management ineffectiveness. Further insight into management effectiveness is obtained through those assessment questions specifically directed toward the licensee's safeguards system performance. If the quality of the safeguards is poor, then the inspector should strongly suspect that management's role is ineffective and should attempt to determine management's influence (or lack thereof) on the underlying safeguards deficiencies. (The converse is not necessarily true, however.) The assessment questions in essence provide an opportunity for the inspector to identify, to single out, and to probe further, questionable management practices. Specific issues, circumstances, and concerns which point to questionable or inappropriate practices should be explicitly identified and referenced against the CFR and the assessment questions. The inspection report should also explain why the inspector feels certain management practices are poor, counter to the CFR, and/or point to ineffecive management. Concurrent with documenting the inspection results, the inspector should provide recommendations for alleviating observed management practices that are detrimental to effective safeguards. The recommendations could include: specific changes in the practices of the licensee, followup procedures on the part of NRC, and proposed license changes.

Barth, M.J.; Dunn, D.R.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active infrared systems Sample Search Results  

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Collection: Renewable Energy ; Materials Science 71 A DEDICATED INFRARED SYNCHROTRON RADIATION SOURCE AT W. Barry, A. Biocca, J. M. Byrd Summary: on the Infrared Beamline",...

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CONSTRAINING MASS RATIO AND EXTINCTION IN THE FU ORIONIS BINARY SYSTEM WITH INFRARED INTEGRAL FIELD SPECTROSCOPY  

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We report low-resolution near-infrared spectroscopic observations of the eruptive star FU Orionis using the Integral Field Spectrograph (IFS) Project 1640 installed at the Palomar Hale telescope. This work focuses on elucidating the nature of the faint source, located 0.''5 south of FU Ori, and identified in 2003 as FU Ori S. We first use our observations in conjunction with published data to demonstrate that the two stars are indeed physically associated and form a true binary pair. We then proceed to extract J- and H-band spectro-photometry using the damped LOCI algorithm, a reduction method tailored for high contrast science with IFS. This is the first communication reporting the high accuracy of this technique, pioneered by the Project 1640 team, on a faint astronomical source. We use our low-resolution near-infrared spectrum in conjunction with 10.2 {mu}m interferometric data to constrain the infrared excess of FU Ori S. We then focus on estimating the bulk physical properties of FU Ori S. Our models lead to estimates of an object heavily reddened, A{sub V} = 8-12, with an effective temperature of {approx}4000-6500 K. Finally, we put these results in the context of the FU Ori N-S system and argue that our analysis provides evidence that FU Ori S might be the more massive component of this binary system.

Pueyo, Laurent [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 366 Bloomberg Center 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Hillenbrand, Lynne; Hinkley, Sasha; Dekany, Richard; Roberts, Jenny [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Vasisht, Gautam; Roberts, Lewis C. Jr.; Shao, Mike; Burruss, Rick; Cady, Eric [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Oppenheimer, Ben R.; Brenner, Douglas; Zimmerman, Neil [American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Monnier, John D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 941 Dennison Building, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090 (United States); Crepp, Justin [Department of Physics, 225 Nieuwland Science Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Parry, Ian [University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3, OHA (United Kingdom); Beichman, Charles [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, 770 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91225 (United States); Soummer, Remi [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated visual inspection of rolled metal surfaces  

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A prototype for an automated visual on-line metal strip inspection system is described. The system is capable of both detecting and classifying surface defects in copper alloy strips, and it has been installed...

Timo Piironen; Olli Silven; Matti Pietikäinen…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems having optical absorption layer for mid and long wave infrared and methods for making the same  

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An optical system according to one embodiment includes a substrate; and an optical absorption layer coupled to the substrate, wherein the optical absorption layer comprises a layer of diamond-like carbon, wherein the optical absorption layer absorbs at least 50% of mid wave infrared light (3-5 .mu.m wavelength) and at least 50% of long wave infrared light (8-13 .mu.m wavelength). A method for applying an optical absorption layer to an optical system according to another embodiment includes depositing a layer of diamond-like carbon of an optical absorption layer above a substrate using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, wherein the optical absorption layer absorbs at least 50% of mid wave infrared light (3-5 .mu.m wavelength) and at least 50% of long wave infrared light (8-13 .mu.m wavelength). Additional systems and methods are also presented.

Kuzmenko, Paul J

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of a real-time SAFT-UT system for inservice inspection of \\{LWRs\\}  

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A three-year program is in progress at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory to evolve the synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT) from the laboratory into the field for inspection of light water reactor components. This paper reports on the second year's activities and highlights work on a time variable gain amplifier, laboratory work to develop tandem SAFT (TSAFT), attempts at reducing processing time, envelope detection techniques, and field trips to Dresden and Vermont Yankee nuclear power plants.

S.R. Doctor; H.D. Collins; S.L. Crawford; T.E. Hall; A.J. Baldwin; R.E. Bowey; R.P. Gribble

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and demonstration of an analysis Information system for magnetic flux leakage inspection of natural gas pipeline. Final letter report  

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A staff exchange was conducted for the mutual benefit of the Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute (GRI), Vetco Pipeline Services Inc. (VPSI), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This staff exchange provided direct exposure by a Laboratory staff member knowledgeable in inspection, integrity assessment, and robotic capabilities of the Laboratory to the needs of the natural gas pipeline industry. The project included an assignment to the GRI Pipeline Simulation Facility (PSF) during the period preceding the commissioning of the flow loop. GRI is interested in exploiting advanced technology at the National Laboratories. To provide a sense of the market impact, it is estimated that $3 billion was spent in 1993 for the repair, renovation, and replacement of distribution piping. GRI has goals of saving the distribution industry $500 million in Operations and Maintenance costs and having an additional $250M savings impact on transmission pipelines. The objectives of the project included: (1) For PNNL staff to present technology to GRI and PSF staff on non- destructive evaluation, robotics, ground penetrating radar, and risk based inspection guidelines for application to the operation and maintenance of natural gas pipelines. (2) For GRI and PSF staff to discuss with PNNL staff opportunities for improving the industrial competitiveness of operation and maintenance services. (3) To explore the basis for partnership with GRI and PSF staff on technology transfer topics. In this project, staff exchanges were conducted to GRI`s Pipeline Simulation Facility and to VPSI. PNNL . staff had access to the $10M GRI Pipeline Simulation Facility (PSF) at West Jefferson, Ohio. The facility has a 4,700-ft. long pipe loop, an NDE laboratory, and a data analysis laboratory. PNNL staff had access to the VPSI`s facility in Houston, TX. VPSI has developed some of the most sophisticated inspection tools currently used in the pipeline inspection industry.

Schuster, G.J.; Saffell, B.A.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Waste inspection tomography (WIT)  

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The WIT program will provide an inspection system that offers the nuclear waste evaluator a unique combination of tools for regulatory-driven characterization of low-level waste (LLW), transuranic waste (TRU), and mixed waste drums. WIT provides nondestructive, noninvasive, and environmentally safe inspections using X-ray and gamma ray technologies, with reasonable cost and throughput. Two emission imaging techniques will be employed for characterizing materials in waste containers. The first of these is gamma emission tomography, commonly called single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Rather than using an external radiation source, SPECT uses the emission of radioactive materials within the object of interest for imaging. In this case, emission from actual nuclear waste within a container will provide a three-dimensional image of the radioactive substances in the container. The second emission technique will use high-purity germanium detectors for gamma ray spectroscopy. This technique, called nondestructive assay (NDA), can identify the emitting isotopic species and strength. Work in emission tomography and assay of nuclear waste has been undertaken at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory using a technique called Passive Tomography. Results from a process development unit are presented.

Bernardi, R.T.; Han, K.S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

114

Vibration mitigation in J-TEXT far-infrared diagnostic systems  

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Optical structure stability is an important issue for far-infrared (FIR) phase measurements. To ensure good signal quality, influence of vibration should be minimized. Mechanical amelioration and optical optimization can be taken in turn to decrease vibration's influence and ensure acceptable measurement. J-TEXT (Joint Texal Experiment Tokamak, formerly TEXT-U) has two FIR diagnostic systems: a HCN interferometer system for electron density measurement and a three-wave polarimeter-interferometer system (POLARIS) for electron density and Faraday effect measurements. All use phase detection techniques. HCN interferometer system has almost eliminated the influence of vibration after mechanical amelioration and optical optimization. POLARIS also obtained first experimental results after mechanical stability improvements and is expected to further reduce vibration's influence on Faraday angle to 0.1 Degree-Sign after optical optimization.

Li, Q.; Chen, J.; Zhuang, G.; Wang, Z. J.; Gao, L.; Chen, W. [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

115

ILLINOIS -RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Feasibility Study of MachineA Feasibility Study of Machine--Vision InspectionVision Inspection  

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documented making defect trending difficult · Inefficient use of skilled labor (carmen) 4 Carmen 25 Cars Yard Questions and Comments #12;Slide 3 ILLINOIS - RAILROAD ENGINEERING Car Inspection Background Why are railcars cars inspected? · Safety · Efficiency Inspections address: · Braking System · Safety Appliances

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Development and validation of a real-time SAFT-UT (synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing) system for the inspection of light water reactor components: Annual report, October 1985-September 1986  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is working to design, fabricate, and evaluate a real-time flaw detection and characterization system based on the synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT). The system is designed to perform inservice inspection of light-water reactor components. Included objectives of this program for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are to develop procedures for system calibration and field operation, to validate the system through laboratory and field inspections, and to generate an engineering data base to support ASME Code acceptance of the technology. This progress report covers the programmatic work from October 1985 through September 1986. 45 figs., 8 tabs.

Doctor, S.R.; Hall, T.E.; Reid, L.D.; Mart, G.A.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report  

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A fundamental premise of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) licensing and inspection program is that licensees are responsible for the proper construction and safe and efficient operation of their nuclear power plants. The total government-industry system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities has been designed to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. Licensees, contractors, and vendors each participate in a quality verification process in compliance with requirements prescribed by the NRC's rules and regulations (Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations). The NRC performs an overview of the commercial nuclear industry by inspection to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and their contractors, while the major inspection effort is performed by the industry within the framework of ongoing quality verification programs.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Autonomous Observing and Control Systems for PAIRITEL, a 1.3m Infrared Imaging Telescope  

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The Peters Automated Infrared Imaging Telescope (PAIRITEL) is the first meter-class telescope operating as a fully robotic IR imaging system. Dedicated in October 2004, PAIRITEL began regular observations in mid-December 2004 as part of a 1.5 year commissioning period. The system was designed to respond without human intervention to new gamma-ray burst transients: this milestone was finally reached on November 9, 2005 but the telescope had a number of semi-automated sub-10 minute responses throughout early commissioning. When not operating in Target of Opportunity mode, PAIRITEL performs a number of queue scheduled transient monitoring campaigns. To achieve this level of automation, we have developed communicating tools to connect the various sub-systems: an intelligent queue scheduling database, run-time configurable observation sequence software, a data reduction pipeline, and a master state machine which monitors and controls all functions within and affecting the observatory.

J. S. Bloom; Dan L. Starr; Cullen H. Blake; M. F. Skrutskie; Emilio E. Falco

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

119

Home Inspection Checklist.  

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the checklist in advance so you will know what you need to inspect at each home. In addition to the checklist, bring the tools to do the job. These include a clip board, paper, pencil, pocket knife, flashlight, tape measure, screwdriver, electrical circuit... tester and binoculars. Consider a Professional Inspection If you have satisfied your own general expectations and are planning on buying a particular home, consider having a professional inspection. As you choose a professional inspector for the job...

Quiring, Susan M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Inspection Report: IG-0774  

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Inspection Report Inspection Report Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0774 September 2007 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 7,2007 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: Insp~ct& General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a national security mission that includes responsibility for the science, engineering and technology related to certain radioactive materials supporting the Nation's nuclear weapons program. These include materials

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121

User Electrical Equipment Inspections  

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User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria In order to be in compliance with NEC, OSHA, and DOE regulations all electronic and electrical equipment at the APS...

122

Life after inspection  

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To gain a financial benefit, a smart operator views inspection as part of an overall strategy to maintain a safe pipeline. This paper shows how periodic internal inspections, followed by defect assessments using fitness-for-purpose criteria and selective repair, is the most cost beneficial way of maintaining the safety of a pipeline. It is highlighted that it is important to use (i) genuine high resolution pigs for the inspection and (ii) expert fitness-for-purpose assessment. The cost savings on the optimized future safe operating strategies for the pipeline offset the costs of the inspection and expert assessment.

Grimes, K. [BG Inspection Services Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Jones, D.G. [Pipeline Integrity International, Cramlington (United Kingdom)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

123

Laser Safety Inspection Criteria  

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A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser safety audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe use of Lasers references this requirement in several sections: (1) Section 1.3.2 LSO Specific Responsibilities states under Hazard Evaluation, ''The LSO shall be responsible for hazards evaluation of laser work areas''; (2) Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''; and (3) Appendix D, under Survey and Inspections, it states, ''the LSO will survey by inspection, as considered necessary, all areas where laser equipment is used''. Therefore, for facilities using Class 3B and or Class 4 lasers, audits for laser safety compliance are expected to be conducted. The composition, frequency and rigueur of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms. In many institutions, a sole Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or a number of Deputy LSO's perform these audits. For that matter, there are institutions that request users to perform a self-assessment audit. Many items on the common audit list and the associated findings are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the LSO or auditor in particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage is an example; to one set of eyes a particular arrangement might be completely adequate, while to another the installation may be inadequate. In order to provide more consistency, the National Ignition Facility Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (NIF-LLNL) has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. These criteria are distributed to laser users, and they serve two broad purposes: first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor, and second, it is an opportunity to explain audit items to the laser user and thus the reasons for some of these items. Some examples are given from the audit criteria handout. As an explanatory key to the reader, an Operational Safety Procedure (OSP) as a formally reviewed safety procedure required for all Class 3B and Class 4 laser installations. An ''OSP Binder'' contains all safety documentation related to a given laser operation and serves as a central repository for documents, such as the OSP, interlock logs, lessons learned, contact information etc. ''Unattended Operation'' refers to approved procedures for unattended operation of the laser installation and may include operation beyond normal working hours. ''L-train'' is the LLNL training tracking system.

Barat, K

2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

124

Near Infrared Dyes as Lifetime Solvatochromic Probes for Micropolarity Measurements of Biological Systems  

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Near Infrared Dyes as Lifetime Solvatochromic Probes for Micropolarity Measurements of Biological, metabolism, and excretion. With the recent widespread use of near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dyes, ultraviolet/visible/near-infrared (NIR) absorption, and fluorescence (7,8) have been developed. The latter

Larson-Prior, Linda

125

Non-destructive inspection protocol for reinforced concrete barriers and bridge railings  

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Reinforced concrete highway barriers and bridge railings serve to prevent errant vehicles from departing the travel way at grade separations. Despite the important role that they play in maintaining safety and their ubiquitous nature, barrier inspection rarely moves beyond visual inspection. In August 2008, a tractor-trailer fatally departed William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after it dislodged a section of the bridge barrier. Investigations following the accident identified significant corrosion of the anchor bolts attaching the bridge railing to the bridge deck. As a result of the information gathered during its investigation of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration concerning Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of concrete bridge railings. The Center for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA is currently evaluating feasibility of using four technologies - ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultrasonic pulse-echo, digital radiography and infrared thermal imaging methods to develop bridge inspection methods that augment visual inspections, offer reliable measurement techniques, and are practical, both in terms of time and cost, for field inspection work. Controlled samples containing predefined corrosion levels in reinforcing steel were embedded at barrier connection points for laboratory testing. All four NDE techniques were used in the initial phase I testing. An inspection protocol for detecting and measuring the corrosion of reinforced steel embedded in the anchorage system will be developed as part of phase II research. The identified technologies shall be further developed for field testing utilizing a structure with a barrier in good condition and a structure with a barrier in poor condition.

Chintakunta, Satish R. [Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc., 14123 Robert Paris Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151 (United States); Boone, Shane D. [Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

126

Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair  

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

NONE

1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

Principal component analysis based on wavelet characteristics applied to automated surface defect inspection  

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Automated visual inspection, a crucial manufacturing step, has been replacing the more time-consuming and less accurate human inspection. This research explores automated visual inspection of surface defects in a light-emitting diode (LED) chip. Commonly ... Keywords: hotelling statistic, machine vision system, principal component analysis, surface defect inspection, wavelet characteristics

Hong-Dar Lin; Chung-Yu Chung; Wan-Ting Lin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0533 | Department of Energy  

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Inspection Report: IG-0533 Inspection Report: IG-0533 Inspection Report: IG-0533 December 7, 2001 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military applications to countries and entities of concern. Under the Act's provisions, to assist in this process, annual audits in this area are to be conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Defense, and State. An interagency working

129

Enhancing pipeline integrity through internal inspection  

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A pipeline operating company with an 8,000 mile liquid petroleum distribution system reviews the costs and results of the past ten-year, internal inspection program. A comparison of total inspection and repair costs and repair rates are presented for twenty mainline sections. Comparisons are also made for five different internal inspection contractors and for inspection tools of the first and second generation. The effects of cost in comparison to pipeline length, coating condition, and the location of a line in urban or rural environments are analyzed. The effects this program has had on the number of corrosion leaks are also analyzed. Also, a conclusion is made as to the program`s impact on pipeline integrity.

Turner, D.R. [Williams Pipe Line Co., Tulsa, OK (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Detecting nuclear materials smuggling: using radiography to improve container inspection policies  

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This paper proposes a layered container inspection system for detecting illicit nuclear materials using radiography information. We argue that the current inspection system, relying heavily on the Automated Ta...

Gary M. Gaukler; Chenhua Li; Rory Cannaday…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1984-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

132

International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to developing technologies to meet escalating requirements for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) monitoring and associated inspections. This commitment involves the customization and transfer of existing remote monitoring/information management technologies for use by the IAEA. This paper describes an information management system called INSIST International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool, which was developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to support the IAEA Action Team in its role of monitoring and verifying compliance under United Nations Special Commission (UNSC) Resolutions 687, 707, and 715. Initial emphasis was placed on developing and deploying functionality and databases customized to support the Action Team. Throughout the design and customization of INSIST, emphasis was placed on information storage and retrieval capabilities for data gathered by the Action Team. In addition, PNL provided the Action Team with maps and satellite images and other relevant Iraqi databases to further facilitate the following activities: monitoring nuclear activities, facility operations, and nuclear material inventories assisting in inspection planning and training providing post inspection analysis providing onsite inspection support reporting on inspection findings.

Steinmaus, K.L.; Wukelic, G.E.; Beal, O.M.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Inspection Report: IG-0770  

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 Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility DOE/IG-0770 July 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 2 0 , 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR TWSECRETARY FROM: 4- Greg ry . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility" BACKGROUND The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the

134

Inspection Report: IG-0746  

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

l nspector General l nspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Work Packages for Site Support Service; at Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 29, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TI38 S E C m U R Y FROM: h p Gregor - . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alalnos National Laboratory" The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; developing technical solutioils to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destnlction; and solving problems related to energy, environn~ent, infrastructure, healtl~, and national security. Site support services at the

135

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment,...

136

Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation...  

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

Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 March 2007 Inspection of Emergency...

137

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 |...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the...

138

Low-level stored waste inspection using mobile robots  

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A mobile robot inspection system, ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the U.S. Department of Energy to replace human inspectors in the routine, regulated inspection of radioactive waste stored in drums. The robot will roam the three-foot aisles of drums, stacked four high, making decisions about the surface condition of the drums and maintaining a database of information about each drum. A distributed system of onboard and offboard computers will provide versatile, friendly control of the inspection process. This mobile robot system, based on a commercial mobile platform, will improve the quality of inspection, generate required reports, and relieve human operators from low-level radioactive exposure. This paper describes and discusses primarily the computer and control processes for the system.

Byrd, J.S.; Pettus, R.O.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Engineering Design and Safety Basis Inspection Criteria, Inspection...  

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

the Engineering Design and Safety Basis Inspection Criteria, Inspection Activities, and Lines of Inquiry for internal use, which we are also making available on the Office of ES&H...

140

rail inspections matrix  

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

COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES AND OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA FOR THE ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP 1 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Requirement Applicable Federal Regulation (All 49CFR unless otherwise noted) AAR Rule or Standard Applicable Industry / Regulatory Initiatives / Recommended Practices 1.0 GENERAL 215-RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SAFETY STANDARDS 221-REAR END MARKING DEVICE-PASSENGER, COMMUTER AND FREIGHT TRAINS 223-SAFETY GLAZING STANDARDS-LOCOMOTIVES, PASSENGER CARS AND CABOOSES 229-RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

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141

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Volume 1 -  

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Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Volume 1 - May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Volume 1 - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) during March and April 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. SSO and SNL have established ISM systems that are conceptually sound but that are implemented with varying levels of effectiveness by line management in the various line organizations. SNL personnel are typically

142

Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I - September 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I - September 2005 September 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Summary Report The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) during August and September 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. YSO and BWXT have established ISM systems that are conceptually sound. BWXT also has appropriate programs in place to ensure the functionality of the

143

2003 Annual Inspection of the  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

conducted the physical site inspection on September 8, 9 and 10, 2014. J. Nguyen, F. Smith, and D. Dille also participated in portions of the inspection, and EPA and UDEQ...

144

High-sensitivity, and cost-effective system for infrared imaging of concealed objects in dynamic mode.  

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Novel, cost-efficient, and highly-sensitive IR imaging systems play an important role in homeland security functions. Technical limitations in the areas of sensitivity, contrast ratio, bandwidth and cost continue to constrain imaging capabilities. We have designed and prototyped a compact computer-piloted high sensitivity infrared imaging system. The device consists of infrared optics, cryostat, low-noise pre-amplifier, Analog-to-Digital hardware, feedback electronics, and unique image processing software. Important advantages of the developed system are: (i) Eight electronic channels are available for simultaneous registration of IR and visible images in multiple spectral ranges, (ii) Capability of real-time analysis such as comparing the 'sensed' image with 'reference' images from a database, (iii) High accuracy temperature measurement of multiple points on the image by referencing the radiation intensity from the object to a black body model, (iv) Image generation by real-time integration of images from multiple sensors operating from the visible to the terahertz range. The device was tested with a liquid-nitrogen-cooled, single-pixel HgCdTe detector for imaging in 8-12 microns range. The demonstrated examples of infrared imaging of concealed objects in static and dynamic modes include a hammer (metal head and wooden handle), plastic imitator of handguns hidden under clothes, powder in an envelope, and revealing complex wall structures under decorative plaster.

Gordiyenko, E.; Yefremenko, V.; Pearson, J.; Bader, S.; Novosad, V.; Materials Science Division

2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

145

Inspection Report: IG-0741 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0741 Inspection Report: IG-0741 Inspection Report: IG-0741 October 10, 2006 Concerns With Security Barriers at theY-12 National Security Complex The DOE Office of Inspector General received an allegation that newly constructed concrete security barriers at the Y-12 site were inadequate because the design of the weapon ports did not take into consideration the space required for the weapons' sight system. Specifically, the complaint alleged that weapon port openings were not designed to accommodate the sight system of protective force weapons, limiting the ability of security police officers to maneuver their weapons when firing through the ports. Construction of the security barriers was one of three security upgrades under the "West Fort" project designation. The objective of this

146

Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1993-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

148

Waste Calcining Facility remote inspection report  

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The purpose of the Waste Calcining Facility (WCF) remote inspections was to evaluate areas in the facility which are difficult to access due to high radiation fields. The areas inspected were the ventilation exhaust duct, waste hold cell, adsorber manifold cell, off-gas cell, calciner cell and calciner vessel. The WCF solidified acidic, high-level mixed waste generated during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Solidification was accomplished through high temperature oxidation and evaporation. Since its shutdown in 1981, the WCFs vessels, piping systems, pumps, off-gas blowers and process cells have remained contaminated. Access to the below-grade areas is limited due to contamination and high radiation fields. Each inspection technique was tested with a mock-up in a radiologically clean area before the equipment was taken to the WCF for the actual inspection. During the inspections, essential information was obtained regarding the cleanliness, structural integrity, in-leakage of ground water, indications of process leaks, indications of corrosion, radiation levels and the general condition of the cells and equipment. In general, the cells contain a great deal of dust and debris, as well as hand tools, piping and miscellaneous equipment. Although the building appears to be structurally sound, the paint is peeling to some degree in all of the cells. Cracking and spalling of the concrete walls is evident in every cell, although the east wall of the off-gas cell is the worst. The results of the completed inspections and lessons learned will be used to plan future activities for stabilization and deactivation of the facility. Remote clean-up of loose piping, hand tools, and miscellaneous debris can start immediately while information from the inspections is factored into the conceptual design for deactivating the facility.

Patterson, M.W.; Ison, W.M.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

CRAD, Performance Based Inspection - June 9, 2009 | Department of Energy  

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

Performance Based Inspection - June 9, 2009 Performance Based Inspection - June 9, 2009 CRAD, Performance Based Inspection - June 9, 2009 June 9, 2009 Performance Based Inspection of Worker Safety and Health Utilizing the ISM Core Functions: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, (HSS CRAD 64-10, Rev. 2) The focus of this Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) is on observing work activities to determine if implementation of systems, programs, and practices result in application of adequate controls to protect against the associated hazards. Where deficiencies are identified, systems, programs, and practices are reviewed to identify if systemic weaknesses are present. This CRAD also includes engagement of workers and their site union representatives with regard to involvement in work

150

Experimental flight test vibration measurements and nondestructive inspection on a USCG HC-130H aircraft  

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This paper presents results of experimental flight test vibration measurements and structural inspections performed by the Federal Aviation Administration`s Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) at Sandia National Laboratories and the US Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (ARSC). Structural and aerodynamic changes induced by mounting a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system on a USCG HC-130H aircraft are described. The FLIR adversely affected the air flow characteristics and structural vibration on the external skin of the aircraft`s right main wheel well fairing. Upon initial discovery of skin cracking and visual observation of skin vibration in flight by the FLIR, a baseline flight without the FLIR was conducted and compared to other measurements with the FLIR installed. Nondestructive inspection procedures were developed to detect cracks in the skin and supporting structural elements and document the initial structural condition of the aircraft. Inspection results and flight test vibration data revealed that the FLIR created higher than expected flight loading and was the possible source of the skin cracking. The Coast Guard performed significant structural repair and enhancement on this aircraft, and additional in-flight vibration measurements were collected on the strengthened area both with and without the FLIR installed. After three months of further operational FLIR usage, the new aircraft skin with the enhanced structural modification was reinspected and found to be free of flaws. Additional US Coast Guard HC-130H aircraft are now being similarly modified to accommodate this FLIR system. Measurements of in-flight vibration levels with and without the FLIR installed, and both before and after the structural enhancement and repair were conducted on the skin and supporting structure in the aircraft`s right main wheel fairing. Inspection results and techniques developed to verify the aircraft`s structural integrity are discussed.

Moore, D.G.; Jones, C.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). FAA Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center; Mihelic, J.E.; Barnes, J.D. [Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, Elizabeth City, NC (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instructions for Facility Inspection Report 1. Complete Facility Inspection Report for each inspection;  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on the site diagram) Date of Inspection/ Inspected By Spill Response Kit Materials in Adequate Supply, drum storage areas, fueling areas, and other locations where oil is handled/loaded/unloaded. These are shown on the site diagrams in Appendix A. #12;MONTHLY TANK INSPECTION REPORT Instructions: 1. Complete

152

An intelligent inspection and survey robot  

SciTech Connect

Large quantities of mixed and low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at Department of Energy (DOE) warehouses located throughout the United States. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to four drums and up to 16 feet high. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming an aisle approximately three feet wide between the rows of drums. Tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses throughout the DOE complex. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), is under development for the DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum.

Byrd, J.S.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

An intelligent inspection and survey robot  

SciTech Connect

Large quantities of mixed/low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at DOE warehouses throughout US. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to five drums and up to 16 feet. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming aisles about 3 feet wide between the rows of drums. Many tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) is under development for DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The mobile robot will autonomously navigate through the warehouse and the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum.

Byrd, J.S. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

154

X-ray radiography for container inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Katz, Jonathan I. (Clayton, MO); Morris, Christopher L. (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

155

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach,  

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

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) DOE has set expectations for implementing criticality safety controls that are selected to provide preventive and/or mitigative functions for specific potential accident scenarios. There are additional expectations for criticality safety controls that are also designated as Specific Administrative Controls (SACs) (see HSS CRAD 64-32). Also, in instances when the review addresses functionality and operability of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) of nuclear facilities specifically required

156

Inspection Report: IG-0821  

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

Fire Suppression and Related Services Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0821 September 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 11, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and

157

NSLS Electrical Equipment Inspection  

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Electrical Equipment Inspection Information Electrical Equipment Inspection Information A note to vendors visiting NSLS A note to users visiting NSLS Proteus Electrical Conformity Remediation Currently Certified Electrical Equipment Inspectors: First Line Contacts Email Extension Poshka, Dennis poshka@bnl.gov 2825 Alternate Contacts Boerner Jr, Albert aboerner@bnl.gov 5990 Buda, Scott buda@bnl.gov 3914 Caruso, Michael caruso@bnl.gov 4100 Chmiel, Robert chmiel@bnl.gov 8141 Church, Randolph church@bnl.gov 2736 Clay, Barret clay@bnl.gov 7284 D'Alsace, Roy dalsace@bnl.gov 3973 Danneil, Christopher cdanneil@bnl.gov 8609 Davila, Peter davila@bnl.gov 7625 De Toll, Peter detoll@bnl.gov 4100 Durfee, Douglas ddurfee@bnl.gov 7625 Fulkerson, Michael fulkerso@bnl.gov 5194 Gallagher, John jgallagher@bnl.gov 5770 Harder, David dharder@bnl.gov 4978

158

Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

159

Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

160

Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT)  

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Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT) provides mobile semi-trailer mounted nondestructive examination (NDE) and assay (NDA) for nuclear waste drum characterization. WIT uses various computed tomography (CT) methods for both NDE and NDA of nuclear waste drums. Low level waste (LLW), transuranic (TRU), and mixed radioactive waste can be inspected and characterized without opening the drums. With externally transmitted x-ray NDE techniques, WIT has the ability to identify high density waste materials like heavy metals, define drum contents in two- and three-dimensional space, quantify free liquid volumes through density and x-ray attenuation coefficient discrimination, and measure drum wall thickness. With waste emitting gamma-ray NDA techniques, WIT can locate gamma emitting radioactive sources in two- and three-dimensional space, identify gamma emitting isotopic species, identify the external activity levels of emitting gamma-ray sources, correct for waste matrix attenuation, provide internal activity approximations, and provide the data needed for waste classification as LLW or TRU. The mobile feature of WIT allows inspection technologies to be brought to the nuclear waste drum storage site without the need to relocate drums for safe, rapid, and cost-effective characterization of regulated nuclear waste. The combination of these WIT characterization modalities provides the inspector with an unprecedented ability to non-invasively characterize the regulated contents of waste drums as large as 110 gallons, weighing up to 1,600 pounds. Any objects that fit within these size and weight restrictions can also be inspected on WIT, such as smaller waste bags and drums that are five and thirty-five gallons.

Bernardi, R.T.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 | Department of  

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

Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 November 20, 2011 Performance-Based Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-38, Rev. 1) The following provides an overview of the typical activities that will be performed to collect information to evaluate the effectiveness of the environmental management system. Several terms used throughout this document are defined (last three terms based on ISO 14001 :2004(E) Section 3, Terms and Definitions) as follows: The term "activities" encompasses various types of projects including construction, restoration, maintenance, operations, research and development (R&D), and other work activities that could expose the workers,

163

Inspection Report: IG-0497 | Department of Energy  

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7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0497 March 13, 2001 Inspection of Concerns Relating to the Management of the Savannah River Operations Office LEARN/POWER Information System The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received information that the Savannah River Operations Office (Savannah River) continued to develop, implement, and market a human resource information system, despite the establishment of a Departmental information system entitled the "Corporate Human Resource Information System" (CHRIS). We recently sent you our audit report of the Department's "Corporate and Stand Alone Information Systems Development" (DOE/IG-0485). In that audit, we concluded that the Department has spent at least $38 million developing duplicative information systems.

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TAMING THE INVISIBLE MONSTER: SYSTEM PARAMETER CONSTRAINTS FOR {epsilon} AURIGAE FROM THE FAR-ULTRAVIOLET TO THE MID-INFRARED  

SciTech Connect

We have assembled new Spitzer Space Telescope IRAC observations of the mysterious binary star {epsilon} Aurigae, along with archival far-ultraviolet to mid-infrared data, to form an unprecedented spectral energy distribution (SED) spanning 3 orders of magnitude in wavelength from 0.1 {mu}m to 100 {mu}m. The observed SED can be reproduced using a three-component model consisting of a 2.2{sup +0.9}{sub -0.8} M{sub sun} F-type post-asymptotic giant branch star, and a 5.9 {+-} 0.8 M{sub sun} B5{+-}1 type main-sequence star that is surrounded by a geometrically thick, but partially transparent, disk of gas and dust. At the nominal HIPPARCOS parallax distance of 625 pc, the model normalization yields a radius of 135 {+-} 5 R{sub sun} for the F star, consistent with published interferometric observations. The dusty disk is constrained to be viewed at an inclination of i {approx_gt} 87{sup 0}, and has an effective temperature of 550 {+-} 50 K with an outer radius of 3.8 AU and a thickness of 0.95 AU. The dust content of the disk must be largely confined to grains larger than {approx}10 {mu}m in order to produce the observed gray optical-infrared eclipses and the lack of broad dust emission features in the archival Spitzer mid-infrared spectra. The total mass of the disk, even considering a potential gaseous contribution in addition to the dust that produces the observed infrared excess, is <<1 M{sub sun}. We discuss evolutionary scenarios for this system that could lead to the current status of the stellar components and suggest possibilities for its future evolution, as well as potential observational tests of our model.

Hoard, D. W. [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Howell, S. B. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Stencel, R. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 (United States)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection -  

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

Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection - March 29, 2012 CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection - March 29, 2012 March 29, 2012 Nuclear Facility Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection Criteria, Approach and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-52, Rev. 0) For the purpose of this criteria review and approach, this Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) includes piping and pipe supports and attachments of the pipe supports to structures (concrete, structural steel, or embed plates). Pipe supports include rigid restraints, welded attachments to piping, struts, snubbers, spring cans, and constant supports. Inspection of pipe whip restraints are also included in this CRAD. Selection of nuclear facility piping systems for inspection should be

166

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight (Independent Oversight) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) during January and February 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Most aspects of EM/SR, NNSA/SRSO, and WSRC ISM systems are conceptually sound, and many aspects are effectively implemented. For the most part, WSRC managers and workers were well qualified and demonstrated their understanding of and commitment to safety. WSRC has devoted significant

167

CHARACTERIZING THE STELLAR PHOTOSPHERES AND NEAR-INFRARED EXCESSES IN ACCRETING T TAURI SYSTEMS  

SciTech Connect

Using NASA Infrared Telescope Facility SpeX data from 0.8 to 4.5 {mu}m, we determine self-consistently the stellar properties and excess emission above the photosphere for a sample of classical T Tauri stars (CTTS) in the Taurus molecular cloud with varying degrees of accretion. This process uses a combination of techniques from the recent literature as well as observations of weak-line T Tauri stars to account for the differences in surface gravity and chromospheric activity between the T Tauri stars and dwarfs, which are typically used as photospheric templates for CTTS. Our improved veiling and extinction estimates for our targets allow us to extract flux-calibrated spectra of the excess in the near-infrared. We find that we are able to produce an acceptable parametric fit to the near-infrared excesses using a combination of up to three blackbodies. In half of our sample, two blackbodies at temperatures of 8000 K and 1600 K suffice. These temperatures and the corresponding solid angles are consistent with emission from the accretion shock on the stellar surface and the inner dust sublimation rim of the disk, respectively. In contrast, the other half requires three blackbodies at 8000, 1800, and 800 K, to describe the excess. We interpret the combined two cooler blackbodies as the dust sublimation wall with either a contribution from the disk surface beyond the wall or curvature of the wall itself, neither of which should have single-temperature blackbody emission. In these fits, we find no evidence of a contribution from optically thick gas inside the inner dust rim.

McClure, M. K.; Calvet, N.; Hartmann, L.; Ingleby, L. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, 830 Dennison Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Espaillat, C. [Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hernandez, J. [Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomia (CIDA), Merida 5101-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Luhman, K. L. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); D'Alessio, P. [Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 58089 Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Sargent, B., E-mail: melisma@umich.edu, E-mail: ncalvet@umich.edu, E-mail: lhartm@umich.edu, E-mail: lingleby@umich.edu, E-mail: cespaillat@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: hernandj@cida.ve, E-mail: kluhman@astro.psu.edu, E-mail: p.dalessio@astrosmo.unam.mx, E-mail: baspci@rit.edu [Center for Imaging Science and Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 54 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 (United States)

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

168

Innovative Sensors for Pipeline Crawlers: Rotating Permanent Magnet Inspection  

SciTech Connect

Internal inspection of pipelines is an important tool for ensuring safe and reliable delivery of fossil energy products. Current inspection systems that are propelled through the pipeline by the product flow cannot be used to inspect all pipelines because of the various physical barriers they may encounter. To facilitate inspection of these ''unpiggable'' pipelines, recent inspection development efforts have focused on a new generation of powered inspection platforms that are able to crawl slowly inside a pipeline and can maneuver past the physical barriers that limit internal inspection applicability, such as bore restrictions, low product flow rate, and low pressure. The first step in this research was to review existing inspection technologies for applicability and compatibility with crawler systems. Most existing inspection technologies, including magnetic flux leakage and ultrasonic methods, had significant implementation limitations including mass, physical size, inspection energy coupling requirements and technology maturity. The remote field technique was the most promising but power consumption was high and anomaly signals were low requiring sensitive detectors and electronics. After reviewing each inspection technology, it was decided to investigate the potential for a new inspection method. The new inspection method takes advantage of advances in permanent magnet strength, along with their wide availability and low cost. Called rotating permanent magnet inspection (RPMI), this patent pending technology employs pairs of permanent magnets rotating around the central axis of a cylinder to induce high current densities in the material under inspection. Anomalies and wall thickness variations are detected with an array of sensors that measure local changes in the magnetic field produced by the induced current flowing in the material. This inspection method is an alternative to the common concentric coil remote field technique that induces low-frequency eddy currents in ferromagnetic pipes and tubes. Since this is a new inspection method, both theory and experiment were used to determine fundamental capabilities and limitations. Fundamental finite element modeling analysis and experimental investigations performed during this development have led to the derivation of a first order analytical equation for designing rotating magnetizers to induce current and positioning sensors to record signals from anomalies. Experimental results confirm the analytical equation and the finite element calculations provide a firm basis for the design of RPMI systems. Experimental results have shown that metal loss anomalies and wall thickness variations can be detected with an array of sensors that measure local changes in the magnetic field produced by the induced current flowing in the material. The design exploits the phenomenon that circumferential currents are easily detectable at distances well away from the magnets. Current changes at anomalies were detectable with commercial low cost Hall Effect sensors. Commercial analog to digital converters can be used to measure the sensor output and data analysis can be performed in real time using PC computer systems. The technology was successfully demonstrated during two blind benchmark tests where numerous metal loss defects were detected. For this inspection technology, the detection threshold is a function of wall thickness and corrosion depth. For thinner materials, the detection threshold was experimentally shown to be comparable to magnetic flux leakage. For wall thicknesses greater than three tenths of an inch, the detection threshold increases with wall thickness. The potential for metal loss anomaly sizing was demonstrated in the second benchmarking study, again with accuracy comparable to existing magnetic flux leakage technologies. The rotating permanent magnet system has the potential for inspecting unpiggable pipelines since the magnetizer configurations can be sufficiently small with respect to the bore of the pipe to pass obstructions that limit the application of many i

J. Bruce Nestleroth; Richard J. Davis; Stephanie Flamberg

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

169

LASER SAFETY SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST Lab Supervisor _________________________ Inspected By: __________________________  

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LASER SAFETY SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST Lab Supervisor _________________________ Inspected By, and alignment procedures kept with laser equipment? yes no 3. Have all commercially produced Class 3b and 4 lasers and all lasers made or modified on campus been registered with the University's Laser Safety

Bolch, Tobias

170

Annual Report - Remotely Operated NDE System for Inspection of Hanford's Waste Tank Knuckle Regions and Development of a Small Roving Annulus Inspection Vehicle T-SAFT Scanning Bridge for Savannah River Site Applications  

SciTech Connect

The design, development, and performance testing of a prototype system known as the Remotely Operated Nondestructive Examination (RONDE)system to examine the knuckle region of a Hanford DST have been completed. The design and fabrication of a scanning bridge to support the Savannah River Site utilizing similar technology was also completed.

Pardini, Allan F.; Crawford, Susan L.; Harris, Robert V.; Samuel, Todd J.; Roberts, Ron A.; Alzheimer, James M.; Gervais, Kevin L.; Maynard, Melody A.; Tucker, Joseph C.

2002-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

171

Inspection Report: IG-0378 | Department of Energy  

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

8 Inspection Report: IG-0378 August 29, 1995 Report on Follow-up Inspection of the Double Funding of Security for Special Nuclear Material at Richland Operations Inspection Report:...

172

2004 Annual Inspection for the  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

for the for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Site was inspected on October 16, 2008, to confirm the integrity of visible features and to determine the need, if any, for maintenance, additional inspections, or monitoring. Results of the inspection conclude that the site is in excellent condition. Vegetation control activities (mow and spray) have been effective in reducing the populations of weed species present at the site. An area of poison hemlock re-growth and an area of poison ivy were identified during the inspection. Although the site is currently mowed twice a year, the grass was rather high at the time of the inspection. It is recommended that the frequency of

173

Device for inspecting vessel surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1995-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

The Use and Benefits of Video Inspection in Lined and Unlined Ductwork in IAQ Surveys and "Source Removal" Cleaning Projects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New technology has developed video equipment capable of inspecting interior lined and unlined ductwork. Where IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) questions require inspections of suspicious air conveyance systems. Video recordings provide useful information...

Kiec, T. M.

176

Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy  

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

3 Inspection Report: IG-0693 June 17, 2005 Review of Security at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection of security at the...

177

Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

26, 1995 Report on Inspection of Analytical Laboratories Oversight at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Inspection Report: INS-9502 More Documents & Publications Audit Report:...

178

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

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

179

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 November 2004 Emergency Management...

180

Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy  

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

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

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181

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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

5 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2005 October 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Office and the Oak Ridge National...

182

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Emergency Management at the...

183

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak...

184

Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy  

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

04 Inspection Report: IG-0604 June 2, 2003 Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants The Office of...

185

Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 August 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

186

Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

187

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

188

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

189

Request an Inspection of User Electrical Equipment  

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

Request for an Electrical Equipment Inspection All APS User electronic and electrical equipment must be inspected before use in an experiment. Please ask your beamline to make...

190

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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

National Laboratory - July 2013 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007...

191

Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy  

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

control. Examples of these materials include plutonium, enriched uranium, americium, and depleted uranium. Inspection Report: IG-0745 More Documents & Publications Inspection...

192

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant, Technical Appendices, Volume II, February 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety,...

193

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report...

194

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

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

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

195

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 September 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste...

196

Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - November 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report...

197

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

198

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, February 2005...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, February 2005 February 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report provides the results...

199

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho Cleanup Project - August...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Idaho Cleanup Project - August 2007 August 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho Cleanup Project This report provides the...

200

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory ...  

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

Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - August 2007 August 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels...

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201

F Reactor Inspection | Department of Energy  

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Inspection F Reactor Inspection Addthis Description Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before...

202

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report: Quarterly report, October--September, 1994. Volume 18, Number 4  

SciTech Connect

This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from October 1994 through December 1994. The Vendor Inspection Section (VIS) of the Special Inspection Branch reviews and inspects nuclear steam system suppliers (NSSSs), architect engineering (AE) firms, suppliers of products and services, independent testing laboratories performing equipment qualification tests, and holders of NRC licenses (construction permit holders and operating licenses) in vendor-related areas. These inspections are performed to assure that the root causes of reported vendor-related problems are determined and appropriate corrective actions are developed. The inspections also review the vendors` conformance with applicable NRC and industry quality requirements, the adequacy of licensees` oversight of their vendors, and that adequate interfaces exist between licensees and vendors.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Inspection of management of excess personal property at Rocky Flats  

SciTech Connect

Inspection revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Rocky Flats. Current system of operation does not allow for efficient, timely, cost effective management; current storage and disposal practices are not consistent with contract requirements or DOE policies and procedures. Other deficiencies are pointed out. Results of inspection are divided into 4 sections: contract changeover issues, moratorium issues, additional excess property issues, and award fee observations. Recommendations are outlined.

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1993-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

204

ORNL/TM-2011/98 Smart Infrared Inspection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge

205

Infrared source test  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Infrared Source Test (IRST) is to demonstrate the ability to track a ground target with an infrared sensor from an airplane. The system is being developed within the Advance Technology Program`s Theater Missile Defense/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) section. The IRST payload consists of an Amber Radiance 1 infrared camera system, a computer, a gimbaled mirror, and a hard disk. The processor is a custom R3000 CPU board made by Risq Modular Systems, Inc. for LLNL. The board has ethernet, SCSI, parallel I/O, and serial ports, a DMA channel, a video (frame buffer) interface, and eight MBytes of main memory. The real-time operating system VxWorks has been ported to the processor. The application code is written in C on a host SUN 4 UNIX workstation. The IRST is the result of a combined effort by physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers, and computer scientists.

Ott, L.

1994-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

206

OSDF Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

29.1 12/12 29.1 12/12 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report December 2012 6319D-6137 8929.2 12/12 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6112 6319D-6135 8929.3 12/12 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6110 6319D-6109 8929.4 12/12 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6034 6319D-6113 8929.5 12/12 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6133 6319D-6114 8929.6 12/12 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6131 6319D-6116 8929.7 12/12 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6130 6319D-6117 8929.8 12/12 East Face Cell 6 6319D-6118 6319D-6129 West Face Cell 6 8929.9 12/12 East Face Cell 7 6319D-6120 6319D-6127 West Face Cell 7 8929.10 12/12 East Face Cell 8 6319D-6121 6319D-6124 West Face Cell 8 8929.11 12/12

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8744 - OSDF Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

3.1 03/13 3.1 03/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report March 2013 6319D-6168 8933.2 03/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6149 6319D-6155 8933.3 03/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6151 6319D-6152 8933.4 03/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6056 6319D-6148 8933.5 03/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6157 6319D-6147 8933.6 03/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6158 6319D-6145 8933.7 03/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6160 6319D-6144 8933.8 03/13 East Face Cell 6 6319D-6143 6319D-6161 West Face Cell 6 8933.9 03/13 East Face Cell 7 6319D-6141 6319D-6162 West Face Cell 7 8933.10 03/13 East Face Cell 8 6319D-6140 6319D-6164 West Face Cell 8 8933.11 03/13

208

F Reactor Inspection  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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

Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

209

F Reactor Inspection  

SciTech Connect

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

Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

210

Infrared Thermography Laboratory  

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

Infrared Thermography Laboratory Infrared Thermography Laboratory The Infrared Thermography Laboratory (IRLab) conducts detailed laboratory experiments on the thermal performance of windows and other insulated systems. During a typical experiment, a specimen is placed between two environmental chambers that simulate a long, cold night during winter. Besides generating informative thermal images, the experiments collect several types of quantitative data with high spatial resolution that are useful for understanding subtle details in the thermal performance and for validating computer simulations of heat and fluid flows. Thermography experiments in the IRLab use an infrared imager to produce qualitative thermal images, or thermograms, that help provide a visual interpretation of how heat is flowing through the specimen. The infrared thermograms are also taken and postprocessed to extract numerical data to perform quantitative thermography that produces a database of the distribution of surface temperatures on the warm side of various specimen. A traversing system is also used to measure the distribution of air temperatures and velocities near the specimen. Research results are presented at various technical conferences -- see our schedule of upcoming conferences. Technical papers on infrared thermography are available for downloading. The IRLab contains a machine tool shop area that supports fabrication efforts in the Building Technologies Department. Other types of research, such as Non-Destructive Evaluation, are also conducted in the IRLab.

211

Inspection Report: IG-0533 | Department of Energy  

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

3 3 Inspection Report: IG-0533 December 7, 2001 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military applications to countries and entities of concern. Under the Act's provisions, to assist in this process, annual audits in this area are to be conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Defense, and State. An interagency working

212

Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

213

Cooling Tower Inspection with Scuba  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A serious problem of scale and other solid material settling in heat transfer equipment was threatening to shut down our ethylene plant. All evidence pointed to the cooling tower as the source of the contamination. Visual inspection of the cooling...

Brenner, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Proceedings: EPRI Second Phased Array Inspection Seminar  

SciTech Connect

The Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar focused on industrial applications of phased array technology that have been achieved to date or are planned for the near future. Presentations were made by developers of inspection techniques, inspection services vendors, and utility personnel who have performed inspections using arrays.

None

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement  

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

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

216

Quality Work Plan Inspection and Monitoring Requirement  

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

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

217

Your Global Inspection Solution 2 Glossary............................................................3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Your Global Inspection Solution 2 SEAFOOD INSPECTION PROGRAM Contents Glossary......................................................... 9 VI.Choose Seafood With Confidence Mark ...10 VII. Voluntary Retail Services Mark..............11 in the USDC seafood inspection program must be reviewed and approved by the Seafood Inspection Program. 2

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Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy  

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Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for positive change and continuous improvement in the Department's management and program operations; and strives to provide reliable, credible financial and performance information to senior Department management, the Congress and taxpayers. The Office of Audits and Inspections consists of a Headquarters

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Allocation of inspection resources for international safeguards  

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Increasing numbers and complexity of facilities inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency will require difficult decisions about the levels of safeguards to be assigned to materials and facilities should limitations on inspection resources continue. This paper examines some alternative strategies for assigning inspection effort that could improve effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards compared with current inspection practice. These allocation concepts are: (1) extension of inspection planning to include material strata and accounting areas that encompass multiple facilities and (2) the use of randomization of the quality and frequency of inspections and inspection activities.

Markin, J.T.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Spectrophotometry  

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The wavelengths at which radiation is absorbed or emitted by minerals in the IR region can be related to the interatomic vibrations in the molecules or crystals. Infrared measurements, therefore, have definite...

W. M. Tuddenham; J. D. Stephens

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Audit  

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The infrared audit is a technique of investigation that allows ... a surface. Applications of thermography in the energy fields are very widespread, since through such ... . This chapter describes the application...

Giuliano Dall’O’

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-based inspection in ASME Section XI  

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By 1970 the first edition of the ASME Code Section XI, Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Coolant Systems was published. From its inception, the Section XI inservice inspection scope was based on a fundamental risk-based selection process. In other words the inservice inspection scope included components where the consequences of a pressure boundary failure were high. Once the consequence significant system boundaries were established, inspections would then be performed at locations believed to be most susceptible service induced failure. Current Section XI requirements require that inspection locations be selected on the basis of peak stress and fatigue usage values contained in the Design Reports. These original stress calculations were designed to qualify a design and assure that the plant would provide reliable service throughout its design life. For the most part, the fatigue usage values in these reports do not provide an accurate measure of service life. As service history has demonstrated, the use of Design Report stresses and fatigue usage values can be misleading. The Section XI ISI inspection requirements have always been intended to focus inspections at those locations in the plant that pose the greater risk to reactor safety. This fundamental principle behind the Section XI inspection requirements has guided Section XI since its inception. However, today Utility resources are limited. The move in many states to deregulate utilities and growing competition from independent power producers is challenging Owners to reduce operating and maintenance cost without sacrificing safety. These programs should allow plants to focus limited resources on those locations where damage mechanisms are active and consequences are high. This will provide for efficient use of plants resources and improve safety.

Lance, J.J.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CTBT on-site inspections  

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On-site inspection (OSI) is a critical part of the verification regime for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The OSI verification regime provides for international inspectors to make a suite of measurements and observations on site at the location of an event of interest. The other critical component of the verification regime is the International Monitoring System (IMS), which is a globally distributed network of monitoring stations. The IMS along with technical monitoring data from CTBT member countries, as appropriate, will be used to trigger an OSI. After the decision is made to carry out an OSI, it is important for the inspectors to deploy to the field site rapidly to be able to detect short-lived phenomena such as the aftershocks that may be observable after an underground nuclear explosion. The inspectors will be on site from weeks to months and will be working with many tens of tons of equipment. Parts of the OSI regime will be tested in a field exercise in the country of Jordan late in 2014. The build-up of the OSI regime has been proceeding steadily since the CTBT was signed in 1996 and is on track to becoming a deterrent to someone considering conducting a nuclear explosion in violation of the Treaty.

Zucca, J. J. [Principal Deputy, Global Security Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Double-Beam System for Infra-Red Spectrometers employing Rotating Twin Cells  

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... system. The cell unit is driven through bevel gears from the shaft of a synchronous contactor arranged to provide signal rectification and separation, zero shift of the I beam and ...

N. H. E. AHLERS; H. P. FREEDMAN

1953-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The SWAMI inspection robot: Fernald site requirements  

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The purpose of this document is to introduce and describe the Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) robot project and to identify issues that will need to be addressed prior to its field demonstration at Fernald in mid-1995. SWAMI is a mobile robotic vehicle that will perform mandated weekly inspections of waste containers. Fernald has a large inventory of these containers and a need to protect workers from radiation hazards while enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspections. Fernald`s role in this project is to supply the demonstration site and make all necessary preparations. This includes identification of the test areas and plans, and identification and compliance to Federal, State, DOE, and Site regulations on system safety and quality. In addition, Fernald will link SWAMI output images to off-line mass data storage, and also to an on-line ORACLE database. The authors shall initiate a dialog with State and Federal regulators towards the near term goal of acceptance of the SWAMI test plan and a longer term goal of acceptance of SWAMI as a supplement and improvement to present mandated RCRA inspections.

Hazen, F.B.

1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0759 | Department of Energy  

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59 59 Inspection Report: IG-0759 March 5, 2007 Excessing of Computers Used for Unclassified Controlled Information at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory National Laboratory (LLNL) is a research and development institution that supports the core mission of national security. The University of California manages and operates LLNL for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). DOE spends over $2 billion each year on information technology and has a current inventory of approximately 800 information systems, including up to 115,000 personal computers, many powerful supercomputers, numerous servers, and a broad array of related peripheral equipment. The unclassified computers and electronic memory devices in these information technology systems may contain "unclassified controlled

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Transformations between 2MASS, SDSS and BVRI photometric systems: bridging the near infrared and optical  

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We present colour transformations for the conversion of the {\\em 2MASS} photometric system to the Johnson-Cousins $UBVRI$ system and further into the {\\em SDSS} $ugriz$ system. We have taken {\\em SDSS} $gri$ magnitudes of stars measured with the 2.5-m telescope from $SDSS$ Data Release 5 (DR5), and $BVRI$ and $JHK_{s}$ magnitudes from Stetson's catalogue and \\citet{Cu03}, respectively. We matched thousands of stars in the three photometric systems by their coordinates and obtained a homogeneous sample of 825 stars by the following constraints, which are not used in previous transformations: 1) the data are de-reddened, 2) giants are omitted, and 3) the sample stars selected are of the highest quality. We give metallicity, population type, and transformations dependent on two colours. The transformations provide absolute magnitude and distance determinations which can be used in space density evaluations at short distances where some or all of the {\\em SDSS} $ugriz$ magnitudes are saturated. The combination of these densities with those evaluated at larger distances using {\\em SDSS} $ugriz$ photometry will supply accurate Galactic model parameters, particularly the local space densities for each population.

S. Bilir; S. Ak; S. Karaali; A. Cabrera-Lavers; T. S. Chonis; C. M. Gaskell

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Thermography Laboratory  

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Scientists measuring sample at IR Thermography lab Scientists measuring sample at IR Thermography lab Infrared Thermography Laboratory In the Infrared Thermography Laboratory (IRLab), researchers test the thermal performance of windows and other insulated systems. Test specimens are placed between chambers that simulate different climate conditions, including household room temperature versus extreme winter cold with high exterior wind speed. Using an infrared imaging system, the IRLab produces calibrated quantitative thermal images, or surface temperature maps, of the specimens in heat transfer experiments. This high resolution non-contact surface temperature data help researchers understand details of thermal performance and validate computer simulations of heat and fluid flow, as well as provide a powerful visualization of detailed thermal features in

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RECONNAISSANCE OF THE HR 8799 EXOSOLAR SYSTEM. I. NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY  

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We obtained spectra in the wavelength range {lambda} = 995-1769 nm of all four known planets orbiting the star HR 8799. Using the suite of instrumentation known as Project 1640 on the Palomar 5 m Hale Telescope, we acquired data at two epochs. This allowed for multiple imaging detections of the companions and multiple extractions of low-resolution (R {approx} 35) spectra. Data reduction employed two different methods of speckle suppression and spectrum extraction, both yielding results that agree. The spectra do not directly correspond to those of any known objects, although similarities with L and T dwarfs are present, as well as some characteristics similar to planets such as Saturn. We tentatively identify the presence of CH{sub 4} along with NH{sub 3} and/or C{sub 2}H{sub 2}, and possibly CO{sub 2} or HCN in varying amounts in each component of the system. Other studies suggested red colors for these faint companions, and our data confirm those observations. Cloudy models, based on previous photometric observations, may provide the best explanation for the new data presented here. Notable in our data is that these presumably co-eval objects of similar luminosity have significantly different spectra; the diversity of planets may be greater than previously thought. The techniques and methods employed in this paper represent a new capability to observe and rapidly characterize exoplanetary systems in a routine manner over a broad range of planet masses and separations. These are the first simultaneous spectroscopic observations of multiple planets in a planetary system other than our own.

Oppenheimer, B. R.; Beichman, C.; Brenner, D.; Nilsson, R.; Parry, I. R.; Rice, E. [Astrophysics Department, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Baranec, C.; Dekany, R.; Hale, D. [Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Burruss, R.; Cady, E.; Ligon, E. R.; Lockhart, T. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena CA 91109 (United States); Crepp, J. R.; Hillenbrand, L.; Hinkley, S. [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, MC 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Fergus, R. [Department of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 715 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (United States); Hogg, David W. [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Department of Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 (United States); King, D. [Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Pueyo, L., E-mail: bro@amnh.org [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); and others

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of far-infrared three-wave polarimeter-interferometer system for the J-TEXT tokamak  

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A multichannel three-wave far-infrared polarimeter-interferometer will be constructed on the J-TEXT tokamak (R=1.05 m, a=0.27 m, B{sub T}{<=}3 T, and I{sub P}{<=}350 kA) for current density profile and electron density profile measurements. The system will adopt the three-wave polarimeter configuration which was first introduced on RTP. Three 432.5 {mu}m HCOOH lasers pumped by three CO{sub 2} lasers separately will be adopted, which could generate high output power, nearly 50 mW at each cavity. Two of them will be counter-rotating circularly polarized to probe the Faraday angle, while the third laser will be used as a local oscillator to get the phase shift caused by electron density. Excellent port access (600x76 mm{sup 2}) and high laser power would promise a profile measurement across the whole plasma section with good signal quality. A high-speed digital phase comparator with a few ({approx}2) {mu}s temporal resolution will be developed, so that fast changes of current or density profile could be measured. Six channels will be installed in the first stage.

Chen, J.; Gao, L.; Zhuang, G.; Wang, Z. J. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Physics, College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China and Key Laboratory of Fusion and Advanced Electromagnetic Technology, Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430074 (China); Gentle, K. W. [Institute of Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of an Infrared Ratio Pyrometer System for the Measurement of Gasifier Reaction Chamber Temperature  

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Texaco was awarded contract DE-FC26-99FT40684 from the U.S. DOE to design, build, bench test and field test an infrared ratio pyrometer system for measuring gasifier temperature. The award occurred in two phases. Phase 1, which involved designing, building and bench testing, was completed in September 2000, and the Phase 1 report was issued in March 2001. Phase 2 was completed in 2005, and the results of the field test are contained in this final report. Two test campaigns were made. In the first one, the pyrometer was sighted into the gasifier. It performed well for a brief period of time and then experienced difficulties in keeping the sight tube open due to a slag accumulation which developed around the opening of the sight tube in the gasifier wall. In the second test campaign, the pyrometer was sighted into the top of the radiant syngas cooler through an unused soot blower lance. The pyrometer experienced no more problems with slag occlusions, and the readings were continuous and consistent. However, the pyrometer readings were 800 to 900 F lower than the gasifier thermocouple readings, which is consistent with computer simulations of the temperature distribution inside the radiant syngas cooler. In addition, the pyrometer readings were too sluggish to use for control purposes. Additional funds beyond what were available in this contract would be required to develop a solution that would allow the pyrometer to be used to measure the temperature inside the gasifier.

Tom Leininger

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: S05IS042 | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy  

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0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0530 November 9, 2001 Inspection of the Management of Personal Property at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy, conducted an inspection to review the management of accountable Government-owned personal property at the Department's Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (Ashtabula) in Ashtabula, Ohio. Earthline Technologies (Earthline), formerly RMI Environmental Services, is the Department's environmental restoration contractor at Ashtabula. Earthline is a division of RMI Titanium Company headquartered in Niles, Ohio. Inspection Report: IG-0530 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0541 Inspection Report: INS-L-01-05 Inspection Report: IG-0576

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - May 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - May 2007 May 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during January and February 2007. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. LSO's oversight has matured, and operational awareness and assessments have improved in gathering data and identifying deficiencies. LSO

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East,  

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 May 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs and emergency management programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in April and May 2002. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight.

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Inspection Report: IG-0660 | Department of Energy  

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60 60 Inspection Report: IG-0660 August 30, 2004 Inspection Report on "Internal Controls Over the Accountability of Computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop and desktop computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico. Computers are used in the full range of operations at Sandia, to include processing classified information. Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia property policies identify computers as "sensitive property," due largely to their susceptibility to theft and misappropriation. Inspection Report: IG-0660 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0597 Inspection Report: IG-0455

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Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

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In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, ``Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,`` of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

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In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,'' of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE  

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

Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

2004-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Requirements for Bridge Inspection | Department of Energy  

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Requirements for Bridge Inspection Requirements for Bridge Inspection 2009.09.14 OECM-Requirements for Bridge Insp.pdf More Documents & Publications 2009.09.14OECM-Requirementsfo...

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Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor  

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

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0464 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: IG-0464 Inspection Report: IG-0464 March 22, 2000 Follow-on Review of the Status of the U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Implementation Plan The...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

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

of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Test Site. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2007 by the DOE Office of...

244

U.S. Seafood Inspection and HACCP  

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Currently there is increasing consumer concern and public perception that seafood is unsafe and requires more federal inspection ... 1986, 1987, 1989; Uva 1989). Seafood inspection is therefore one of the most .....

E. Spencer Garrett; Martha Hudak-Roos

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

8 Inspection Report: IG-0578 December 19, 2002 Inspection of Explosives Safety at Selected Department of Energy Sites The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy...

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Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Documents & Publications Review of Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Department of Energy, INS-O-07-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-07-01 Inspection Report: IG-072...

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Chapter 4 - Pipeline Inspection and Subsea Repair  

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Abstract Pipeline inspection is a part of the pipeline integrity management for keeping the pipeline in good condition. The rules governing inspection are the pipeline safety regulations. In most cases the pipeline is inspected regularly. The pipeline safety regulations require that the operator shall insure that a pipeline is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. The pipeline inspection includes external inspection and internal inspection. In this chapter, the metal loss inspection techniques are discussed. The subsea pipeline internal inspection is normally carried out through non-destructive testing techniques and technologies by intelligent pigs, such as magnetic-flux leakage technology inn axial and circumferential, ultrasound technologies, eddy-current technologies and other technologies. The repair methods are different for shallow and deep water subsea pipelines. The conventional repair methods are used for shallow water pipeline, but diverless repair and intelligent plus are good for deepwater pipeline repair.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection  

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The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR®) deployed a customized AEOS man-portable unmanned surface vehicle and two commercially available underwater vehicles (the autonomous YSI EcoMapper and the tethered VideoRay) for inspection ... Keywords: Security and rescue robots, Underwater unmanned vehicles

Robin R. Murphy; Eric Steimle; Michael Hall; Michael Lindemuth; David Trejo; Stefan Hurlebaus; Zenon Medina-Cetina; Daryl Slocum

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation  

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Sacramento, Ca 95814-5514 Re: Green Building Ordinance and the Building Energy Efficiency Standards Per and lower energy usage was reviewed. This factor is contained in the adopted Green Building Code Section 9 for the May 5, 2010 California Energy Commission business meeting. Thank you. John LaTorra Building Inspection

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CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 | Department of  

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

November 29, 2011 November 29, 2011 CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 November 20, 2011 Performance-Based Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-38, Rev. 1) The following provides an overview of the typical activities that will be performed to collect information to evaluate the effectiveness of the environmental management system. Several terms used throughout this document are defined (last three terms based on ISO 14001 :2004(E) Section 3, Terms and Definitions) as follows: The term "activities" encompasses various types of projects including construction, restoration, maintenance, operations, research and development (R&D), and other work activities that could expose the workers,

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Robotics for waste storage inspection: A user`s perspective  

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Self-navigating robotic vehicles are now commercially available, and the technology supporting other important system components has also matured. Higher reliability and the obtainability of system support now make it practical to consider robotics as a way of addressing the growing operational requirement for the periodic inspection and maintenance of radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste inventories. This paper describes preparations for the first field deployment of an autonomous container inspection robot at a Department of Energy (DOE) site. The Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) is presently being completed by engineers at the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC). It is a modified version of a commercially available robot. It has been outfitted with sensor suites and cognition that allow it to perform inspections of drum inventories and their storage facilities.

Hazen, F.B.

1994-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0372 | Department of Energy  

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

Administration Inspection Report: IG-0372 More Documents & Publications EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement Microsoft Word - competitionincontractingguidev2.doc Before...

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Inspection Report Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge  

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Inspection Report Inspection Report Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory INS-L-12-02 March 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 6, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR DEFENSE NUCLEAR SECURITY MANAGER, LIVERMORE SITE OFFICE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is managed

254

Infrared floodlight  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An infrared floodlight assembly designed particularly for security purposes and including a heat-conducting housing, a lens secured to the housing to provide a closure therefor, and a floodlight located within (and surrounded by) the housing. The floodlight combines the use of a tungsten halogen light source and dichroic hot and cold mirrors for directing substantially only infrared radiation toward the assembly's forward lens. Visible radiation is absorbed by the housing's interior wall(s) and, optionally, by a filter located between the floodlight and lens. An optional means may be used within the floodlight to reflect all forward radiation back toward the paraboloidal hot mirror or, alternatively, to reflect only visible radiation in this direction. The dichroic hot and cold mirrors preferably each comprise a glass substrate having multiple layers of titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide thereon.

Levin, Robert E. (S. Hamilton, MA); English, George J. (Reading, MA)

1986-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A complete FE simulation tools for NDT inspections with piezoelectric transducers  

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inspection system involves the generation, propagation and reception of short transient signals geometries. To accurately model the sensitivity in transmission and reception of such sensors, a transientA complete FE simulation tools for NDT inspections with piezoelectric transducers S. Imperialea

Boyer, Edmond

256

Infrared Technology Trends and Implications to Home and Building Energy Use Efficiency  

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It has long been realized that infrared technology would have applicability in improving the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. Walls that are missing or are poorly insulated can be quickly evaluated by looking at the thermal images of these surfaces. Similarly air infiltration leaks under doors and around windows leave a telltale thermal signature easily seen in the infrared. The ability to view evaluate and quickly respond to these images has immediate benefits in addressing and correcting situations where these types of losses are occurring. The principle issue that has been limiting the use of infrared technology in these applications has been the lack of availability and accessibility of infrared technology at a cost point suited to this market. The emergence of low cost microbolometer based infrared cameras not needing sensor cooling will greatly increase the accessibility and use of infrared technology for House Doctor inspections. The technology cost for this use is projected to be less than $1 per inspection.

James T. Woolaway

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory -  

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September 2008 September 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - September 2008 September 2008 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Brookhaven Site Office and Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in June/July 2008. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight (HS-63). This 2008 inspection found that hazardous material inventories remain low, and the program has been significantly improved by the issuance of a hazards survey, EPHAs, and revised emergency plan, as well as other upgraded program plans and procedures. Additionally, the EOC is better

258

Fuselage disbond inspection procedure using pulsed thermography  

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One use of pulsed thermography that has shown promise in aircraft inspection for some time is an inspection for disbonds in metallic structures. The FAA has funded research at Wayne State University in this area and Boeing identified a specific inspection requirement for disbonds on Boeing 747 aircraft. Laboratory and subsequent field testing monitored by the AANC has demonstrated the reliability of this type of inspection. As a result Boeing expects to approve a general fuselage disbond inspection procedure using pulsed thermography in the 2nd Quarter of 2001.

Mike Ashbaugh; Jeffrey G. Thompson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping hidden aircraft defects with dual-band infrared computed tomography  

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Infrared computed tomography (IRCT) is a promising, non-contact, nondestructive evaluation tool used to inspect the mechanical integrity of large structures. We describe on-site, proof-of-principle demonstrations of IRCt to inspect defective metallic and composite structures. The IRCT system captures time sequences of heat-stimulated, dual-band infrared (DBIR) thermal maps for flash-heated and naturally-heated targets. Our VIEW algorithms produce co-registered thermal, thermal inertia, and thermal-timegram maps from which we quantify the percent metal-loss corrosion damage for airframes and the defect sites, depths, and host-material physical properties for composite structures. The IRCT method clarifies the type of defect, e.g., corrosion, fabrication, foreign-material insert, delamination, unbond, void, and quantifies the amount of damage from the defect, e.g., the percent metal-loss from corrosion in metal structures, the depth, thickness, and areal extent of heat damage in multi-layered composite materials. Potential long-term benefits of IRCT technology are in-service monitoring of incipient corrosion damage, to avoid catastrophic failure and production-monitoring of cure states for composite materials.

Del Grande, N.K.; Durbin, P.F.

1995-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants  

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Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Highlights Bookmark and Share Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants A researcher makes thermal images of ceramic defects THERMAL IMAGING - Julian Benz uses Argonne's thermal imaging system

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BENCHMARKING EMERGING PIPELINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES  

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Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies To Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) September 2004 Final Report on Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies Cofunded by Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) by Stephanie A. Flamberg and Robert C. Gertler September 2004 BATTELLE 505 King Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693 Neither Battelle, nor any person acting on their behalf: (1) Makes any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the

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Drum inspection robots: Application development  

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Throughout the Department of Energy (DOE), drums containing mixed and low level stored waste are inspected, as mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other regulations. The inspections are intended to prevent leaks by finding corrosion long before the drums are breached. The DOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) has sponsored efforts towards the development of robotic drum inspectors. This emerging application for mobile and remote sensing has broad applicability for DOE and commercial waste storage areas. Three full scale robot prototypes have been under development, and another project has prototyped a novel technique to analyze robotically collected drum images. In general, the robots consist of a mobile, self-navigating base vehicle, outfitted with sensor packages so that rust and other corrosion cues can be automatically identified. They promise the potential to lower radiation dose and operator effort required, while improving diligence, consistency, and documentation.

Hazen, F.B. [Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States); Warner, R.D. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof-of-Concept Test  

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Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof-of-Concept Test Phase 1A ­ Generating SDMS PeopleNet, a producer Message Set (SDMS). Data obtained during a 10-hour test was compared to similar data obtained through. DESCRIPTIONRESULTS The majority of the data obtained from the PeopleNet SDMS was accurate. However, the tested system

264

Development of Flexural Vibration Inspection Techniques to Rapidly  

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Development of Flexural Vibration Inspection Techniques to Rapidly Assess the Structural Health conditions at supports #12;Phase II Activities !! Develop an automated testing system !! Conduct vibration testing on bridge sections during construction !! Conduct load and vibration testing of in-service spike

Minnesota, University of

265

Stratospheric profiles of nitrogen dioxide observed by Optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imager System on the Odin satellite  

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Stratospheric profiles of nitrogen dioxide observed by Optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imager of nitrogen dioxide in the 19­40 km altitude range are successfully retrieved over the globe from Optical, iterative onion peel Citation: Sioris, C. E., et al., Stratospheric profiles of nitrogen dioxide observed

Chance, Kelly

266

Inspection effectiveness and risk in process industries  

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Failures occasionally occur in refinery and petrochemical process equipment due to in-service damage such as internal corrosion, external corrosion, or stress corrosion cracking. Many of these failures should be preventable by detection of the damage prior to failure. However, selection of an inspection method for detection of damage has not always been based upon an evaluation of the required inspection effectiveness. Resources can be wasted by using an inspection method that is incapable of detecting damage, or is so unlikely to detect damage that it may be considered to be ineffective. Another waste of resources is excessive inspection, where the amount of inspection effort is not matched to the benefit. This paper outlines an approach to quantify the effectiveness of the complete inspection method, here defined as all of the elements that determine the mechanical integrity of an equipment item. This paper demonstrates the use of simple statistical tools or experimental techniques for estimating the effectiveness of an inspection method, and using this estimate in a risk evaluation. The approach is used to update the estimated severity of damage in process equipment after an inspection has been performed. The result of the analysis can be used in a risk assessment to estimate the risk associated with equipment failure before and after an inspection, thus providing a powerful tool to realistically set priorities for inspection planning.

Conley, M.J.; Tallin, A.G. [DNV, Houston, TX (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image processing algorithm design and implementation for real-time autonomous inspection of mixed waste  

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The ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) vision system is used to acquire drum surface images under controlled conditions and subsequently perform autonomous visual inspection leading to a classification as `acceptable` or `suspect`. Specific topics described include vision system design methodology, algorithmic structure,hardware processing structure, and image acquisition hardware. Most of these capabilities were demonstrated at the ARIES Phase II Demo held on Nov. 30, 1995. Finally, Phase III efforts are briefly addressed.

Schalkoff, R.J.; Shaaban, K.M.; Carver, A.E. [Clemson Univ., SC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2009 February 2009 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in October/November 2008. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2008 inspection found that overall, the LLNL emergency management program is, with a few exceptions, well defined and better implemented in most areas than observed during previous inspections, but some implementation weaknesses remain that diminish the ability of the program

269

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -  

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - December 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - December 2003 December 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) during November and December 2003. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, implementation of ISM at PNNL has improved noticeably since the 1998 DOE Headquarters independent oversight evaluation. This improvement is

270

Characterization of material degradation in ceramic matrix composites using infrared reflectance spectroscopy  

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Ceramic matrix composite materials for thermal protection systems are required to maintain operational performance in extreme thermal and mechanical environments. In-service inspection of materials capable of assessing the degree and extent of damage and degradation will be required to ensure the safety and readiness of future air vehicles. Infrared reflectance spectroscopy is an established material characterization technique capable of extracting information regarding the chemical composition of substances. The viability of this technique as a potentially powerful nondestructive evaluation method capable of monitoring degradation in thermal protection system materials subjected to extreme mechanical and thermal environments is analyzed. Several oxide-based and non-oxide-based ceramic matrix composite materials were stressed to failure in a high temperature environment and subsequently measured using infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Spectral signatures at locations along the length of the samples were compared resulting in distinct and monotonic reflectance peak changes while approaching the fracture point. The chemical significance of the observed signatures and the feasibility of infrared reflectance nondestructive evaluation techniques are discussed.

Cooney, Adam T.; Flattum-Riemers, Richard Y. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, NonDestructive Evaluation Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States); Scott, Benjamin J. [Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, OH (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

271

Reliability based inspection scheduling of floaters  

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This paper presents the development and application of reliability based inspection planning techniques for floaters. Based on previous experience from jacket structure applications optimized inspection planning (OIP) techniques for floaters are developed. The differences between floaters and jacket structures in relation to fatigue damage, redundancy levels and inspection practice are examined and reflected in the proposed methodology. The application and benefits of these techniques is demonstrated through representative analyses and important trends are highlighted through the results of a parametric sensitivity study.

Onoufriou, T.; Simpson, R.J.; Protopapas, M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0703 | Department of Energy  

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703 703 Inspection Report: IG-0703 September 30, 2005 Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), located on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico, has been in operation since the early 1940's. LANL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility operated by the University of California. Throughout its history, LANL has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials that has resulted in the generation and disposal of a variety of hazardous, radioactive, and solid wastes. LANL has disposed of these wastes in septic systems, pits, surface impoundments, trenches, shafts, landfills, and waste piles at the facility. LANL has also discharged industrial wastewater and other waste into many of the canyons

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Inspection Report: IG-0806 | Department of Energy  

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06 06 Inspection Report: IG-0806 November 25, 2008 40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy Sites The Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), operate some of the most sensitive Federal facilities in the United States. Because of the mission requirements, safeguards and security is a top priority at these sites. As part of its security regime, the Department maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and defend against malevolent acts. In recent years, the Department has worked to enhance security by increasing the capabilities of weapon systems used by the protective force officers. One such weapon is the 40 mm grenade launcher, which utilizes high explosive ammunition to defeat adversary

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Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy  

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IG-0794 IG-0794 Inspection Report: IG-0794 May 22, 2008 Office of Science Laboratory Conferences The Department of Energy's Office of Science manages ten major laboratories, comprising one of the most comprehensive research systems of its kind in the world. Office of Science entities hold a variety of conferences that bring together a broad range of scientists and researchers to present scientific results, discuss technologies, and expand collaboration. Federal and Department policies provide guidance on the use of Federal and non-Federal funds for conferences, with the objective of ensuring that conferences are managed in a cost effective manner. These policies include restrictions on the use of funds for items such as food, alcohol, and entertainment. Further, the Department requires that

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Inspection Report: IG-0703 | Department of Energy  

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3 3 Inspection Report: IG-0703 September 30, 2005 Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), located on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico, has been in operation since the early 1940's. LANL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility operated by the University of California. Throughout its history, LANL has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials that has resulted in the generation and disposal of a variety of hazardous, radioactive, and solid wastes. LANL has disposed of these wastes in septic systems, pits, surface impoundments, trenches, shafts, landfills, and waste piles at the facility. LANL has also discharged industrial wastewater and other waste into many of the canyons

276

Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - November  

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November 2007 November 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - November 2007 November 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Brookhaven Site Office (BHSO) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) during August and September 2007. The ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. BHSO has established mechanisms to gather performance data and provide feedback to laboratory management, which is resulting in improvements

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Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy  

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Inspection Report: IG-0821 Inspection Report: IG-0821 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management challenges. To address these challenges, LANL must have a comprehensive approach to the protection of personnel, facilities, physical assets, and programmatic activities from fire and related dangers. Topic: National Security and Safety Inspection Report: IG-0821

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Inspection Report: IG-0488 | Department of Energy  

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8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0488 November 20, 2000 Inspection of Selected Aspects of the Department of Energy's Classified Document Transmittal Process In view of recent concerns regarding the security of Department of Energy (DOE) classified information, including nuclear weapons information, we initiated an inspection to determine whether officials of the Department and its contractors, including officials of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its contractors, followed the Department's policies and procedures when transmitting classified documents to entities outside the Department. Inspection Report: IG-0488 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2000 - March 31, 2001 Special Report: IG-0538 Safety and Security Enforcement Process Overview

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Robotic Wind Turbine Inspection | GE Global Research  

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Trials GE Global Research is advancing technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for customers. Currently, an inspector examines the...

280

Inspection Report: IG-0455 | Department of Energy  

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XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the...

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281

Enduring Stockpile CMM Shell Inspection Plan (U)  

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The slides are intended to serve as a high level summary of the CMM Shell Inspection Plan as presented to Pu Sustainment Legacy Pit Production IPT.

Montano, Joshua D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flores, Randy A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

282

Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Safeguards and Security Evaluations (HS-61), Office of Cyber Security (HS-62), and Office of...

283

Inspection Report: IG-0755 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of the Department of Energy's (Department) efforts to identify and deter potential threats to its facilities and personnel is the Department Canine Program. Inspection Report:...

284

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - September...  

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Site - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - September 2004 September 2004 Security and Emergency Management Pilot Integrated Performance Tests at the...

285

Inspection Report: IG-0674 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: IG-0674 February 11, 2005 Unauthorized Handguns on the Nevada Test Site Within the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear OBJECTIVES Security...

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Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

794 Inspection Report: IG-0794 May 22, 2008 Office of Science Laboratory Conferences The Department of Energy's Office of Science manages ten major laboratories, comprising one of...

287

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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National Laboratory - May 2007 May 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report provides the...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Hanford Site - February 2009 February 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant This report...

289

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...  

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

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

National Laboratories - April 2008 April 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides the results of an...

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Electrical Equipment Inventory and Inspection Information  

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Electrical Equipment Inventory and Inspection Information APS Non-NRTL Electrical Equipment Inventory Spreadsheet ANL Recognized Reputable Electrical Equipment Manufacturer List as...

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Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of the establishment and filling of the Department's Ombudsman position. Inspection Report: IG-0397 More Documents & Publications Audit of Department of Energy International...

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Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy  

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The Security of Uranium Hexafluoride at the East Tennessee Technology Park Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Semiannual Report to...

295

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria...  

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Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) Criticality Safety Controls...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...  

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East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park This report...

297

Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerato...  

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Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 August 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National...  

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory This...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site, Summary...  

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Savannah River Site, Summary Report - February 2004 February 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator...  

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Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center This report...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...  

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East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report - May 2003 May 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and...

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CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - August 19, 2010 | Department of Energy  

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August 19, 2010 August 19, 2010 CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - August 19, 2010 Performance-Based Inspection - August 19, 2010 Performance-Based Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 64-38) The focus of this Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) is on reviewing the environmental management system elements and significant environmental aspects to determine if DOE sites are: 1) implementing sound environmental stewardship practices and, through these practices, meet or exceed compliance with applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and requirements; and 2) using an EMS that is part of the existing integrated safety management system and whether the implementation of these systems, programs, and practices result in

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Development of New Ultrasonic Inspection Technique for Spot Welds with Matrix Arrayed Probe and SAFT  

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A portable type of 3D ultrasonic inspection system, named “Matrixeye”, was applied to the spot welds, in which a matrix-arrayed probe was used as a sensing unit, and the welding zone in the spot welds was visuali...

T. Ikeda; H. Karasawa; S. Matsumoto; S. Satonaka; C. Iwamoto

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The Use of Infrared Technology To Detect Heat Loss  

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\\\\Uuld save enough fuel to warrant the cost, or if the repairs could wait until a scheduled turnaround. The real-time device will also allow you to make a quick, accurate inspection of steam lines, relief valves and insulated product lines. You can.... , ' In sane cases, energy gain is of significance, and plays an important role in the energy cons~tion picture for certain products. Cooler areas are as easily detected as warm areas when desired. Infrared inspection can provide I1Ulch valuable data for many...

Faulkner, K.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

The Use of Infrared Scanning in the Food and Fiber Industry  

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. to identify inefficiency through poor design, There are a number of scanning devices with inferior workmanship, or operational failure of differing capabilities on the market. The equip- equipment or material. An infrared inspection ment that appears... be pieces of equipment in one day. attached to reproduce an image. The photograph External inspection of a building may reveal j i : I ! I I I provides a permanent record with information that information about its construction failure, such can...

Kuhn, D. F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Condition Assessment Survey (CAS) Program. Deficiency standards and inspections methods manual: Volume 6, 0.06 Interior construction  

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General information is presented for asset determinant factor/CAS repair codes/CAS cost factors; guide sheet tool & material listing; testing methods; inspection frequency; standard system design life tables; system work breakdown structure; and general system/material data. Deficiency standards and inspection methods are presented for conventional and specialty partitions, toilet partitions & accessories, interior doors, paint finishes/coatings/ wall covering systems; floor finishing systems; and ceiling systems.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Inspection Form  

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Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Inspection Form Petroleum Bulk Storage Form Facility Name: ______________________ Tank No:_______________ Date:_____________ Inspection Parameter Result Comments/Corrective Actions 1. Is there leaking in the interstitial space (not DRY)? YES/NO/NA 2. Tank surface shows signs of leakage? YES/NO/NA 3

Pawlowski, Wojtek

308

Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Electrical Safety  

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Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Electrical Safety SLAC-I-730-0A11A-001-R003 23 March 2005 Document Title: Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Original Publication Date: 19 January 2005 Revised Publication Date: 23 March 2005 (updated 29 November 2010) Department: Electrical Safety Document Number: SLAC

Wechsler, Risa H.

309

Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program: 1995  

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Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1995 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report

McNatt, F.G. Sr.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

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Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program  

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Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program How To's What is Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program? Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program enables assigned tank inspectors to record their monthly aboveground tank

Pawlowski, Wojtek

312

POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3  

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POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3) POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3) Changes Effective January 11, 2010 Pajarito Corridor Deliveries: Drivers of commercial delivery trucks headed to the Pajarito Corridor (Pajarito Road bounded by NM Highway 4 and Diamond Drive) must stop at Post 10 for truck inspections. Drivers will then need to present time-stamped inspection passes from Post 10 to protective force officers stationed at the Pajarito Corridor. (Drivers exiting Post 10 should (1) turn right and proceed west on the Truck Route; (2) turn left onto West Jemez Road; (3) proceed to Lane 7; (4) STOP and present the inspection pass to the protective force officer; (5) turn left onto Diamond

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Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections  

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Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security measures increase as of March: vehicle inspections won't delay traffic New increased security procedures meet LANL's security objectives while minimizing impacts on local businesses and tourists. March 23, 2012 The most prominent change is the increase of random inspections of all vehicles transiting the Laboratory, to include West and East Jemez Roads and roadways leading to the main Laboratory administrative area, Technical Area 3 Expect random inspections of all vehicles transiting the Laboratory, to include West and East Jemez Roads and roadways leading to the main Laboratory administrative area, Technical Area 3. Contact Kevin Roark Communications Office (505) 665-9202 Email "We're doing our best to meet our security objectives while minimizing

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Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0547 Inspection Report: IG-0547 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of the Axsun license was in violation of both DOE policy and the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract. It was alleged that Sandia had been advised for many years that DOE policy prohibited the national laboratories from creating, maintaining or marketing trade secrets. The allegation suggested

315

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 June 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) site in June 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2005 OA inspection determined that LLNL has completed program development work or has established an appropriate framework for nearly all

316

Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0531 Inspection Report: IG-0531 Inspection Report: IG-0531 November 13, 2001 Inspection of Cyber Security Standards for Sensitive Personal Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), identified a concern relating to the cyber security of unclassified sensitive personal information maintained by the Department under the Privacy Act of 1974, and other personal information exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Privacy Act/FOIA personal information). Specifically, the concern related to possible compromise of this type of information on or over DOE Headquarters and field site computer networks. Inspection Report: IG-0531 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0568 Audit Report: IG-0617 Audit Report: IG-0572

317

Inspection/Sampling Schedule | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection/Sampling Schedule Inspection/Sampling Schedule Inspection/Sampling Schedule Site Inspection and Water Sampling Schedules Note: The following schedules are subject to change without prior notice and will be updated periodically. Site Name Inspection Date Sampling Week Ambrosia Lake, NM, Disposal Site August 18, 2014 November 20, 2013 Bluewater, NM, Disposal Site August 18, 2014 November 20, 2013 January 28, 2014 May 12, 2014 Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS), PR, Decommissioned Reactor Site Next event 2017 Burrell, PA, Disposal Site December 9, 2013 November 20, 2013 Canonsburg, PA, Disposal Site December 9, 2013 November 19, 2013 Durango, CO, Disposal Site May 19, 2014 June 2, 2014 Durango, CO, Processing Site N/A June 2, 2014 September 1, 2014 Edgemont, SD, Disposal Site June 23, 2014 N/A

318

Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009  

SciTech Connect

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

West, B.; Waltz, R.

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

320

CRAD, Nuclear Facility Safety System - September 25, 2009 | Department...  

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

Facility Safety System Functionality Inspection Criteria, Inspection Activities, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 64-17, Rev 0 ) This document establishes the protocols used by...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 | Department...  

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

May 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report provides the results of an...

322

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August...  

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

Site, Vol III - August 2001 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August 2001 August 2001 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report...

323

Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National...  

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

Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory - East, Volume II, May 2002 Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National...

324

Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection...  

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

Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

325

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

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 July 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge...

326

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

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

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

327

UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP  

SciTech Connect

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

Lamb, G.W.; Whinnery, W.N. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0913 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: DOEIG-0913 Inspection Report: DOEIG-0913 June 3, 2014 Conference Management at Selected Department Sites In support of its diverse science, energy and national...

329

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report...  

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

Summary Report - October 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report - October 2002 October 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and...

330

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2...  

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

Volume 2 - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September 2004 September 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site...

331

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 Inspection of Environment,...

332

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - Volume I, August 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...

333

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Hanford Site, March 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Hanford Site, March 2002...

334

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East, Volume I, May 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at...

335

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

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 Inspection of...

336

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site,...

337

INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0919 | Department of Energy  

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

INSPECTION REPORT: DOEIG-0919 INSPECTION REPORT: DOEIG-0919 September 24, 2014 Management of Certain Aspects of the Human Reliability Program and Incident Reporting within the...

338

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

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

Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008 This document provides inspection criteria and lines of...

339

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

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

Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report...

340

Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2008 | Department...  

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Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2008 January 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report...

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NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings...  

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

NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

342

Summary report for 1990 inservice inspection (ISI) of SRS 100-L reactor tank  

SciTech Connect

The integrity of the SRS reactor tanks is a key factor affecting their suitability for continued service since, unlike the external piping system and components, the tanks are virtually irreplaceable. Cracking in various areas of the process water piping systems has occurred beginning in about 1960 as a result of several degradation mechanisms, chiefly intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) and chloride-induced transgranular cracking. The primary objective of this inspection was to determine if the accessible welds and selected portions of base metal in the L Reactor tank wall contain any indications of IGSCC. This inspection included areas in and beyond the weld HAZ, extending out as far as two to three inches from the centerline of the welds, plus selected areas of base metal at the intersection of the main tank vertical and mid-girth welds. No evidence of such degradation was found in any of the areas examined. Further, additional inspections were conducted of areas that had been damaged and repaired during original fabrication, and on a sample of areas containing linear indications observed during the 1986 visual inspection of the tank. No evidence of IGSCC or other service induced degradation was detected in these areas, either. The inspection was initially planned to cover a minimum of 60% of the accessible welds, plus repair areas and a sample of the indications from the 1986 visual inspection. Direction was received from DOE while the inspection was in progress to expand the scope to cover 100% of the accessible weld areas, and the plan was adjusted accordingly. Initial setup of the tank, which prior to inspection contained Mark 60B target assemblies and nearly a full charge of Mark 22 fuel assemblies, began on October 15, 1990. The inspection was completed on April 12, 1991.

Morrison, J.M.; Loibl, M.W.

1991-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

343

Matching of Infrared Emitters with Textiles For Improved Energy Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the infrared absorptivity of fabrics over the wavelength spectrum of 0.7 to 25 microns (the range of operation of commercial infrared emitters). Since the operating ranges for several system components (detectors, beam splitters and sources) are much narrower...

Carr, W. W.; Williamson, V. A.; Johnson, M. R.; Do, B. T.

344

ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010  

SciTech Connect

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

West, B.; Waltz, R.

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

345

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report: Quarterly report, January--March 1997. Volume 21, Number 1  

SciTech Connect

A fundamental premise of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and inspection program is that licensees are responsible for the proper construction and safe and efficient operation of their nuclear power plants. The Federal government and nuclear industry have established a system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. Each licensee, contractor, and vendor participates in a quality verification process in compliance with requirements prescribed by the NRC`s rules and regulations (Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations). The NRC does inspections to oversee the commercial nuclear industry to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and their contractors, while the major inspection effort is performed by the industry within the framework of quality verification programs. This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from January 1997 through March 1997.

NONE

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report: Quarterly report, July--September 1997. Volume 21, Number 3  

SciTech Connect

A fundamental premise of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and inspection program is that licensees are responsible for the proper construction and safe and efficient operation of their nuclear power plants. The Federal government and nuclear industry have established a system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. Each licensee, contractor, and vendor participates in a quality verification process in compliance with requirements prescribed by the NRC`s rules and regulations (Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations). The NRC does inspections to oversee the commercial nuclear industry to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and their contractors, while the major inspection effort is performed by the industry within the framework of quality verification programs. This periodical covers the results if inspections that were performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, and that were distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from July through September 1997.

NONE

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report: Quarterly report, January--March 1996. Volume 20, Number 1  

SciTech Connect

A fundamental premise of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and inspection program is that licensees are responsible for the proper construction and safe and efficient operation of their nuclear power plants. The Federal government and nuclear industry have established a system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. Each licensee, contractor, and vendor participates in a quality verification process in compliance with requirements prescribed by the NRC`s rules and regulations (Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations). The NRC does inspections to oversee the commercial nuclear industry to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and their contractors, while the major inspection effort is performed by the industry within the framework of quality verification programs. This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from January 1996 through March 1996.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Inspection Report: IG-0628 | Department of Energy  

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

8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0628 December 5, 2003 Internal Controls Over Classified Computers and Classified Removable Media at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore), including processing classified national security information. Livermore reported an inventory of 86 classified laptop computers and 1,141 classified desktop computers as of March 2003. In addition, Livermore reported approximately 15,000 pieces of classified removable media. Department of Energy (DOE) policy requires strict inventory controls over classified computers and classified removable media. Inspection Report: IG-0628 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0716

349

Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0594 Inspection Report: IG-0594 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the mutual understanding between DOE and the offsite emergency medical provider with respect to capabilities, specific support, and procedures for ensuring an integrated and effective response, including specific procedures for receipt of victims of radiation accidents.

350

Independent Oversight Inspection, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant -  

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

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2006 November 2006 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) in August and September 2006. The coordination of emergency plans and procedures among USEC and DOE contractor organizations has successfully integrated the emergency management programs into a single cohesive program for the PORTS site. Other strengths include accurate hazards surveys that identify applicable

351

Apparatus for moving a pipe inspection probe through piping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for controllably moving devices for cleaning or inspection through piping systems, including piping systems with numerous piping bends therein, by using hydrostatic pressure of a working fluid introduced into the piping system. The apparatus comprises a reservoir or other source for supplying the working fluid to the piping system, a launch tube for admitting the device into the launcher and a reversible, positive displacement pump for controlling the direction and flow rate of the working fluid. The device introduced into the piping system moves with the flow of the working fluid through the piping system. The launcher attaches to the valved ends of a piping system so that fluids in the piping system can recirculate in a closed loop. The method comprises attaching the launcher to the piping system, supplying the launcher with working fluid, admitting the device into the launcher, pumping the working fluid in the direction and at the rate desired so that the device moves through the piping system for pipe cleaning or inspection, removing the device from the launcher, and collecting the working fluid contained in the launcher. 8 figs.

Zollinger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Lewis, G.W.

1995-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

352

Infrared Thermography (IRT) Working Group  

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

Infrared Thermography (IRT) Working Group Sco McWilliams U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consor;um (PVMC) Infrared Thermography Infrared Thermography (IRT) has been demonstrated...

353

Condition Assessment Survey (CAS) Program. Deficiency standards and inspections methods manual: Volume 12, 0.12 Sitework  

SciTech Connect

General information is presented for asset determinant factor/CAS repair codes/CAS cost factors; guide sheet tool & material listing; testing methods; inspection frequency; standard system design life tables; system work breakdown structure; and general system/material data. Deficiency standards and inspection methods are given for utility distribution systems, central heating, central cooling, electrical, utility support structures, paving roadways/walkways, and tunnels.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Condition Assessment Survey (CAS) Program. Deficiency standards and inspections methods manual: Volume 5, 0.05 Roofing  

SciTech Connect

General information is presented for asset determinant factor/CAS repair codes/CAS cost factors; guide sheet tool & material listing; testing methods; inspection frequency; standard system design life tables; and system work breakdown structure. Deficiency standards and inspection methods are presented for built-up membrane; single- ply membrane; metal roofing systems; coated foam membrane; shingles; tiles; parapets; roof drainage system; roof specialties; and skylights.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

NETL: News Release - Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline  

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

22, 2004 22, 2004 Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline in New York Field Test is a First for Natural Gas Industry BROCKPORT, NY - In a recent field demonstration filled with "firsts," a self-powered robot developed by the Northeast Gas Association, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory successfully inspected a mile of a live natural gas distribution main in Brockport, New York. Known as EXPLORER, the remote-controlled robot was launched and retrieved four times on October 8 with no interruption in customer service. The system successfully made its way through an 8-inch diameter pipeline owned and operated by Rochester Electric & Gas, and maneuvered several 70- to 90-degree bends.

356

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 |  

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

Hanford Site - September 2006 Hanford Site - September 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 September 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project (WSD) during August and September 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. EM senior managers demonstrated that they clearly understand their safety management roles and responsibilities, and are engaged in making safety

357

Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April  

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

Brookhaven National Laboratory - Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 April 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Brookhaven National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the newly created Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in March 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. A number of positive attributes were identified during this review. Most significant is the aggressive program for reducing hazardous material inventories, minimizing hazardous waste, and evaluating chemical use to

358

Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -  

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

Stanford Linear Accelerator Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) during October and November 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Since the 2004 Type A electrical accident, SSO and SLAC have made improvements in many aspects of ES&H programs. However, the deficiencies in

359

Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0472 Inspection Report: IG-0472 Inspection Report: IG-0472 June 1, 2000 Inspection of Surplus Computer Equipment Management at the Savannah River Site By letter dated November 1, 1999, Senator Strom Thurmond advised the Office of Inspector General of an allegation that computer equipment containing over 40 computer hard drives reportedly containing classified or sensitive information were surplused and sold by the Department's Savannah River Site (SRS). The letter raised the concern that the release of this information might pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The management and operating contractor at SRS, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse), is responsible for the final disposal of surplus equipment, including computer hard drives. The purpose

360

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary  

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

Laboratories, Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico (SNL/NM) site in January-February 2003. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. As discussed throughout this report, the SNL/NM ISM program has improved,

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary  

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

Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico (SNL/NM) site in January-February 2003. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. As discussed throughout this report, the SNL/NM ISM program has improved,

362

Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator  

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

Thomas Jefferson National Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 August 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) during May through July 2008. The ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. In coordination with TJSO, TJNAF has taken a number of actions to develop a

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Hazardous Waste Management Implementation Inspection Criteria...  

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

enhance our program. Therefore, we have revised our Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry for internal use and also we are making them available for use by DOE line...

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Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes  

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

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

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- June 2005  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- May 2007  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- August 2007  

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005  

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

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

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

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Feature selection for automatic solder joint inspection  

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FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis CHENG-CHENG LEE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AiVM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major... Subject: Mechanical Engineering FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis by CHENG-CHENG LEE Approved as to style and content by: Morris Driels (Chairman of Committee) Norman Gris ld (Member) i(?? Oren Xlasor'i (kfembef...

Lee, Cheng-Cheng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of spin phonon coupling in BiFeO{sub 3} based system by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy  

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In the present work, the low temperature infrared absorption spectra of BiFeO{sub 3} (BFO) are measured to explore the spin-phonon coupling in this compound. At 303?K, 4 weak transverse optic (TO) IR-active phonon modes E(TO6), E(TO7), E(TO8), and E(TO9) are observed. First two modes are corresponded to the Fe{sup 3+} cations caused by the internal vibration of FeO{sub 6} octahedra, E(TO8) is correlated to Fe-O bending vibration and E(TO9) is assigned to Fe-O stretching vibrations, respectively. At 213?K, two new modes E(TO5) and A1(TO3) are emerging out. Both are assigned to Fe{sup 3+} cations caused by the internal vibration of FeO{sub 6} octahedra. These modes get stronger and stronger with lowering the temperature due to the lattice contraction. When the temperatures decreases to T???213?K, an additional phonon mode is start appearing at around 638?cm{sup ?1} suggesting local lattice distortion of FeO{sub 6} octahedra. The temperature is corresponding with the FC and zero field cooled bifurcation temperature, which is related to the onset of spin glass behaviour. The occurrence of this additional phonon mode at this particular temperature suggests that there is strong spin-phonon coupling in BFO. This argument is further supported by the temperature dependence of this additional phonon peak. It shows anomaly around 124?K, which is related to spin reorientation of Fe{sup 3+} ions. This result clearly indicates that spin glass state and spin reorientation of Fe{sup 3+} is accompanied with the local structure distortion of FeO{sub 6} octahedra, providing evidence for the strong spin-phonon coupling in the BFO.

Gaikwad, V. M.; Acharya, S. A., E-mail: saha275@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (India)

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Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, For Calendar Year 2007  

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This report provides the results of the semiannual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Unit (CAU) sites located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2007 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following nine CAUs: (1) CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR); (2) CAU 404: Roller Coaster Lagoons and Trench (TTR); (3) CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR); (4) CAU 423: Area 3 Underground Discharge Point, Building 0360 (TTR); (5) CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR); (6) CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches (TTR); (7) CAU 427: Area 3 Septic Waste Systems 2, 6 (TTR); (8) CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR); and (9) CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR). In a letter from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) dated December 5, 2006, NDEP concurred with the request to reduce the frequency of post-closure inspections of CAUs at TTR to an annual frequency. This letter is included in Attachment B. Post-closure inspections were conducted on May 15-16, 2007. All inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports. The post-closure inspection plan for each CAU is included in Attachment B, with the exception of CAU 400. CAU 400 does not require post-closure inspections, but inspections of the vegetation and fencing are conducted as a best management practice. The inspection checklists for each site inspection are included in Attachment C, the field notes are included in Attachment D, and the site photographs are included in Attachment E. Vegetation monitoring of CAU 400, CAU 404, CAU 407, and CAU 426 was performed in May 2007, and the vegetation monitoring report is included in Attachment F. Maintenance and/or repairs were performed at CAU 453. Animal burrows observed during the annual inspection at CAU 453 were backfilled on August 1, 2007. At this time, the TTR post-closure site inspections should continue as scheduled. Any potential problem areas previously identified (e.g., areas of erosion, subsidence) should be monitored closely, and periodic vegetation surveys of the vegetated covers should continue.

NSTec Environmental Restoration

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada  

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This report provides the results of the semiannual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Unit (CAU) sites located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2006 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following nine CAUs: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR); CAU 404: Roller Coaster Lagoons and Trench (TTR); CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR); CAU 423: Area 3 Underground Discharge Point, Building 0360 (TTR); CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR); CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches (TTR); CAU 427: Area 3 Septic Waste Systems 2, 6 (TTR); CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR); and CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR). Post-closure inspections were conducted on May 9, 2006, May 31, 2006, and November 15, 2006. All inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports. The post-closure inspection plan for each CAU is included in Attachment B, with the exception of CAU 400. CAU 400 does not require post-closure inspections, but inspections of the vegetation and fencing are conducted as a best management practice. The inspection checklists for each site inspection are included in Attachment C, the field notes are included in Attachment D, and the site photographs are included in Attachment E. Vegetation monitoring of CAU 400, CAU 404, CAU 407, and CAU 426 was performed in June 2006, and the vegetation monitoring report is included in Attachment F. Maintenance and/or repairs were performed at CAU 400, CAU 407, CAU 426, CAU 453, and CAU 487 in 2006. During the May inspection of CAU 400, it was identified that the east and west sections of chickenwire fencing beyond the standard fencing were damaged; they were repaired in June 2006. Also in June 2006, the southeast corner fence post and one warning sign at CAU 407 were reinforced and reattached, the perimeter fencing adjacent to the gate at CAU 426 was tightened, and large animal burrows observed at CAU 453 were backfilled. Cracking observed in three monuments at CAU 487 was repaired using sealant during the May 9, 2006, inspection. At this time, the TTR post-closure site inspections should continue as scheduled. Any potential problem areas previously identified (e.g., areas of erosion, subsidence) should be monitored closely, and periodic vegetation surveys of the vegetated covers should continue.

NSTec Environmental Restoration

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classification of Jet Fuel Properties by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Using Fuzzy Rule-Building Expert Systems and Support Vector Machines  

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Monitoring the changes of jet fuel physical properties is important because fuel used in high-performance aircraft must meet rigorous specifications. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy...

Xu, Zhanfeng; Bunker, Christopher E; Harrington, Peterde B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Augmentation of Near-infrared (Nir) and In-plant Beef Video Image Analysis (Via) Systems to Sort Carcasses into Tenderness Categories.  

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??Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and video image analysis (VIA) are useful tools that can provide information about quality, yield, and tenderness of beef carcasses. The objectives… (more)

Price, Dennis Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection  

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Vehicle Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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A practical approach to risk-based inservice inspection in U.S. nuclear power plants  

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To provide guidelines for practical implementation of risk-based ISI, EPRI sponsored work to develop evaluation procedures and criteria for defining risk-based inservice inspection programs for nuclear power plant piping. These procedures and criteria include efficient means to identify risk significant piping segments, inspection locations, and available inspection techniques. These procedures were applied in a pilot study to assess the feasibility of successfully implementing risk-based inservice inspection programs at nuclear plants. The results from the pilot study indicate that implementation of risk-based inservice inspection programs can reduce the cost and radiation exposure associated with inservice inspection, while maintaining a high level of safety. The list of references provides additional details of these procedures and plant-specific applications. Also, an EPRI technical report has been published to document these procedures. Software has been developed to support and fully document this procedure. Additional development is adding an expert system to the present data base system. The approach compares well to approaches used (or being considered) in other industries and can easily be adapted to these other industries and to address economic and personnel safety in addition to public safety measures.

Gosselin, S.R. [Electric Power Research Inst., Charlotte, NC (United States); Gamble, R. [Sartrex Corp., Rockville, MD (United States); Dimitrijevic, V.B.; O`Regan, P.J.; Chapman, J.R. [Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MS (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Integrity Assessment of Building Envelopes of Experimental Houses Using Infrared Thermography  

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Zero Energy Building Research Alliance, or ZEBRAlliance, is a joint DOE-ORNL-construction industry initiative to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency technologies for residential buildings, as well as fine-tune and integrate existing technologies, to lower energy costs. Construction of residential envelopes, the diaphragms that separate the inside from outdoors, can have enormous impact on whole-building energy usage. Consequently, post-construction thermal integrity assessment of the building envelopes in the experimental ZEBRAlliance homes is an integral part of the research and development cycle. Nondestructive infrared (IR) thermography provides a relatively easy and quick means of inspecting the experimental homes for thermal bridging, insulation imperfections, moisture penetration, air leakage, etc. Two experimental homes located in Oak Ridge, TN were inspected using IR thermography. The homes are designed with two different envelope systems: (i) Structural Insulated Panels (SIP home) consisting of an insulating foam core sandwiched between oriented strand boards, and (ii) Optimal Value Framing (OVF home) using innovatively spaced wood studs, which are designed to minimize the amount of wood framing, reduce thermal bridging, and lower material costs. IR thermal imaging was performed from both outside and inside of the homes. In this paper, IR images of roof and wall sections of the homes are presented and discussed with respect to identification of areas of thermal bridging and any insulation deficiencies.

Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMUNICATIONS Near-infrared femtosecond photoionization/dissociation of cyclic  

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COMMUNICATIONS Near-infrared femtosecond photoionization/dissociation of cyclic aromatic, phenanthrene, and anthracene. The near-infrared ionization process leads to the production of intact molecular of femtoseconds in simple cluster systems.12­15 Here we report the near-infrared 780 nm photoioniza- tion

Levis, Robert J.

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Illumination Invariant Face Recognition Using Near-Infrared Images  

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Illumination Invariant Face Recognition Using Near-Infrared Images Stan Z. Li, Senior Member, IEEE-user applications. First, we present an active near infrared (NIR) imaging system that is able to produce face groups. Index Terms--Biometrics, face recognition, near infrared (NIR), illumination invariant, local

Fan, Guoliang

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Improving the reliability of automated non-destructive inspection  

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In automated NDE a region of an inspected component is often interrogated several times, be it within a single data channel, across multiple channels or over the course of repeated inspections. The systematic combination of these diverse readings is recognized to provide a means to improve the reliability of the inspection, for example by enabling noise suppression. Specifically, such data fusion makes it possible to declare regions of the component defect-free to a very high probability whilst readily identifying indications. Registration, aligning input datasets to a common coordinate system, is a critical pre-computation before meaningful data fusion takes place. A novel scheme based on a multiobjective optimization is described. The developed data fusion framework, that is able to identify and rate possible indications in the dataset probabilistically, based on local data statistics, is outlined. The process is demonstrated on large data sets from the industrial ultrasonic testing of aerospace turbine disks, with major improvements in the probability of detection and probability of false call being obtained.

Brierley, N.; Tippetts, T.; Cawley, P. [Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 2  

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Radioactive materials make up a significant part of the hazardous-material inventory of the Department of Energy. Much of the radioactive material will be inspected or handled by robotic systems that contain electronic circuits that may be damaged by gamma radiation and other particles emitted from radioactive material. This report examines several scenarios, the damage that may be inflicted, and methods that may be used to protect radiation-hardened robot control systems. Commercial sources of components and microcomputers that can withstand high radiation exposure are identified.

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1995-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An international conference on thermal infrared sensing for diagnostics and control (Thermosense VIII)  

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This book presents the papers given at a conference on infrared thermography. Topics considered at the conference included professionalism and standards, industrial processes, electronics and microelectronics applications, power generation and distribution, quality aspects of electric utility inspections, thermal imaging for the nuclear power industry, thermographic imaging and computer image processing of defects in building materials, and fraud in the energy conservation field.

Kaplan, H.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of Magnetostrictive Sensor Inspection of Containments  

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This report describes the results of a study on the feasibility of using guided waves for long-range global inspection of containment metallic pressure boundaries (i.e., steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments) in nuclear power plants. Of particular concern in this study was the potential of the guided-wave approach for remotely inspecting the regions that are inaccessible; for example, regions where the metallic pressure boundary is backed by concrete on one or both sides. The study includes a literature review on long-range guided-wave inspection techniques, a modeling study of the behavior of guided waves in plates with different boundary conditions (e.g., freestanding and backed by concrete on one or both sides), and an experimental investigation of the feasibility of a guided-wave technique called ''magnetostrictive sensor (MsS)'' for (1) generating and detecting guided waves in plates and (2) detecting a defect over a long range. Results of the study showed (1) that it is feasible to achieve long-range global inspection of plates, including regions that are inaccessible, using low-frequency guided waves and (2) that the MsS technique is well suited for this application. Recommendations are made to further test and develop the MsS technique for practical implementation for containment inspection in nuclear power plants.

Kwun, H.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption  

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Low-Speed Vehicle Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption Low-speed vehicles are exempt from annual state vehicle inspections.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and  

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Inspection and Permit to someone by E-mail Inspection and Permit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit

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Definition: Multispectral Thermal Infrared | Open Energy Information  

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Infrared Infrared Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Multispectral Thermal Infrared This wavelength range senses heat energy from the Earth's surface. It can be used to sense surface temperature, including anomalies associated with active geothermal or volcanic systems. Both multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing observations are available. This range can also be used to map mineralogy associate with common rock-forming silicates.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition References ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_infrared_spectroscopy ↑ http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Multispectral_Thermal_Infrared&oldid=601561

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HIGH-RESOLUTION INFRARED IMAGING AND SPECTROSCOPY OF THE Z CANIS MAJORIS SYSTEM DURING QUIESCENCE AND OUTBURST  

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We present adaptive optics photometry and spectra in the JHKL bands along with high spectral resolution K-band spectroscopy for each component of the Z Canis Majoris system. Our high angular resolution photometry of this very young ({approx}<1 Myr) binary, comprised of an FU Ori object and a Herbig Ae/Be star, was gathered shortly after the 2008 outburst while our high-resolution spectroscopy was gathered during a quiescent phase. Our photometry conclusively determines that the outburst was due solely to the embedded Herbig Ae/Be member, supporting results from earlier works, and that the optically visible FU Ori component decreased slightly ({approx}30%) in luminosity during the same period, consistent with previous works on the variability of FU Ori type systems. Further, our high-resolution K-band spectra definitively demonstrate that the 2.294 {mu}m CO absorption feature seen in composite spectra of the system is due solely to the FU Ori component, while a prominent CO emission feature at the same wavelength, long suspected to be associated with the innermost regions of a circumstellar accretion disk, can be assigned to the Herbig Ae/Be member. These findings clarify previous analyses of the origin of the CO emission in this complex system.

Hinkley, Sasha; Hillenbrand, Lynne; Crepp, Justin R. [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, MC 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Oppenheimer, Ben R.; Zimmerman, Neil; Brenner, Douglas [Astrophysics Department, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Rice, Emily L. [Department of Engineering Science and Physics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, 2800 Victory Bvld, Staten Island, NY 10314 (United States); Pueyo, Laurent [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Vasisht, Gautam; Roberts, Jennifer E.; Roberts, Lewis C. Jr.; Burruss, Rick; Wallace, J. Kent; Cady, Eric; Zhai, Chengxing [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Kraus, Adam L. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 (United States); Ireland, Michael J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, New South Wales, NSW 2109 (Australia); Beichman, Charles [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Dekany, Richard [Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Parry, Ian R. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); and others

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AKARI INFRARED CAMERA SURVEY OF THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD. II. THE NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC CATALOG  

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We performed a near-infrared spectroscopic survey toward an area of {approx}10 deg{sup 2} of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with the infrared satellite AKARI. Observations were carried out as part of the AKARI Large-area Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LSLMC). The slitless multi-object spectroscopic capability of the AKARI/IRC enabled us to obtain low-resolution (R {approx} 20) spectra in 2-5 {mu}m for a large number of point sources in the LMC. As a result of the survey, we extracted about 2000 infrared spectra of point sources. The data are organized as a near-infrared spectroscopic catalog. The catalog includes various infrared objects such as young stellar objects (YSOs), asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, supergiants, and so on. It is shown that 97% of the catalog sources have corresponding photometric data in the wavelength range from 1.2 to 11 {mu}m, and 67% of the sources also have photometric data up to 24 {mu}m. The catalog allows us to investigate near-infrared spectral features of sources by comparison with their infrared spectral energy distributions. In addition, it is estimated that about 10% of the catalog sources are observed at more than two different epochs. This enables us to study a spectroscopic variability of sources by using the present catalog. Initial results of source classifications for the LSLMC samples are presented. We classified 659 LSLMC spectra based on their near-infrared spectral features by visual inspection. As a result, it is shown that the present catalog includes 7 YSOs, 160 C-rich AGBs, 8 C-rich AGB candidates, 85 O-rich AGBs, 122 blue and yellow supergiants, 150 red super giants, and 128 unclassified sources. Distributions of the classified sources on the color-color and color-magnitude diagrams are discussed in the text. Continuous wavelength coverage and high spectroscopic sensitivity in 2-5 {mu}m can only be achieved by space observations. This is an unprecedented large-scale spectroscopic survey toward the LMC in the near-infrared. A large number of near-infrared spectral data provided by the survey possess scientific potential that can be applied to various studies. In this paper, we present the details of the spectroscopic survey and the catalog, and discuss its scientific applications.

Shimonishi, Takashi [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Nada Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Onaka, Takashi; Kato, Daisuke; Sakon, Itsuki [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Ita, Yoshifusa [Astronomical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aramaki Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan); Kawamura, Akiko [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Kaneda, Hidehiro, E-mail: shimonishi@penguin.kobe-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)

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Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy  

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0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0480 September 1, 2000 Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as "GAIN SHARING" where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and for incurring lodging expenses at a daily rate less than the maximum lodging rate. This inspection was initiated to determine if the Department of Energy (DOE) had developed any initiatives to implement General Services Administration guidance on "GAIN SHARING."

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Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy  

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7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of the Axsun license was in violation of both DOE policy and the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract. It was alleged that Sandia had been advised for many years that DOE policy prohibited the national laboratories from creating, maintaining or marketing trade secrets. The allegation suggested

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Inspection Report: IG-0597 | Department of Energy  

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7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0597 April 24, 2003 Inspection of Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including processing classified national security information. LANL reported an inventory of approximately 5,000 laptop and 30,000 desktop computers at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify computers as "sensitive property," due in part to their susceptibility to theft and potential for conversion to cash. It is an expected practice that management controls over computers throughout the DOE complex remain robust and consistent. Inspection Report: IG-0597

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Inspection Report: IG-0778 | Department of Energy  

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8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0778 October 2, 2007 Inspection Report on The Consolidated Terrorism Watchlist Nomination Process at the Department of Energy The Government-wide effort to place known or suspected terrorists on a national watchlist is a key weapon in the global war on terrorism. Accurate watchlists provide an import tool for national defense and border protection operations. They allow law enforcement and intelligence personnel to screen and monitor suspected terrorist travel, reducing the likelihood that terrorists may travel undetected to or within the United States. Inspection Report: IG-0778 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008 Intelligence Reform and Terroroism Prevention Act - December 17, 2004

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Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 |  

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

February February 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 February 2006 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in January and February 2006. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2006 Independent Oversight inspection found that nearly all of the WSRC weaknesses from the 2004 inspection have been addressed. Actions included implementing a comprehensive hazardous material screening process,

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Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy  

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4 4 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the mutual understanding between DOE and the offsite emergency medical provider with respect to capabilities, specific support, and procedures for ensuring an integrated and effective response, including specific procedures for receipt of victims of radiation accidents. Inspection Report: IG-0594

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Inspection Report: IG-0734 | Department of Energy  

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4 4 Inspection Report: IG-0734 July 26, 2006 Internal Controls for Excessing and Surplusing Unclassified Computers atLos Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National AND OBJECTIVE Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The primary national security missions of LANL are to help ensure the safety and reliability of the Nation's nuclear stockpile, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, develop strategies to mitigate global threats, and protect the United States from terrorist attacks. LANL is managed by the University of California for the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Inspection Report: IG-0734 More Documents & Publications

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Inspection Report: IG-0770 | Department of Energy  

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0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0770 July 20, 2007 Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the Department of Energy's (Department) Design Basis Threat process. Facilities such as Pantex develop Site Safeguards and Security Plans to describe the physical protection programs, evaluations of risk, and identified facility targets associated with the threat. Inspection Report: IG-0770 More Documents & Publications 40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy

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Inspection Report: IG-0605 | Department of Energy  

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05 05 Inspection Report: IG-0605 June 5, 2003 National Nuclear Security Administration's Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team Worldwide events have heightened concerns over terrorist attacks, particularly with regard to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction, including radioactive devices, in such attacks. A recent training exercise in Seattle, Washington, involving a simulated terrorist attack using a radioactive "dirty bomb" highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination by Federal, State, and local governments in providing a rapid, planned response to a terrorist incident involving a weapon of mass destruction. Inspection Report: IG-0605 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0435

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Raft river geothermal pump disassembly and inspection  

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The disassembly and postoperation inspection of the Peerless geothermal water pump used in teh RRGE-1 well at the Raft River Geothermal Test Site are summarized. Disassembly was hampered by scale that froze some of the pump bearings onto the impeller shaft after operation ceased. The pump appeared otherwise in generally excellent condition after more than 1600 h running time in a geothermal environment. Most postoperation diameters of rotating parts were still within factory tolerance. The few out-of-tolerance bearing diameters could not be attributed to wear and could have been out of tolerance when received. This possibility points to a need for preoperation quality-control inspection of the bearings.

Van Treeck, R.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Gas centrifuge enrichment plants inspection frequency and remote monitoring issues for advanced safeguards implementation  

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Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low enriched uranium (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect high enriched uranium (BEU) production with adequate probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and {sup 235}U enrichment of declared cylinders of uranium hexafluoride that are used in the process of enrichment at GCEPs. This paper contains an analysis of how possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems including process monitoring and possible on-site destructive analysis (DA) of samples could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector's measurements providing more effective and efficient IAEA GCEPs safeguards. We have also studied a few advanced safeguards systems that could be assembled for unattended operation and the level of performance needed from these systems to provide more effective safeguards. The analysis also considers how short notice random inspections, unannounced inspections (UIs), and the concept of information-driven inspections can affect probability of detection of the diversion of nuclear material when coupled to new GCEPs safeguards regimes augmented with unattended systems. We also explore the effects of system failures and operator tampering on meeting safeguards goals for quantity and timeliness and the measures needed to recover from such failures and anomalies.

Boyer, Brian David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Erpenbeck, Heather H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miller, Karen A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reimold, Benjamin A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ward, Steven L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Howell, John [GLASGOW UNIV.

2010-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: S02IS020 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

S02IS020 Inspection Report: S02IS020 March 25, 2002 Inspection of Training Issues at the Rocky Flats Field Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Special...

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Inspection Report: S05IS022 | Department of Energy  

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22 Inspection Report: S05IS022 March 21, 2005 Review of Possible Inappropriate Job Solicitation Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S05IS042...

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On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

72.1 0614 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report June 2014 6319-D6320 8972.2 0614 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6322 6319D-6346 8972.3 0614 North Face Cell 1...

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Monthly Tank Inspection Log Name of Campus  

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Monthly Tank Inspection Log Name of Campus Street Address of Campus City, State, and Zip Code of Campus 1 of 2 1. Facility PBS Registration Number 6. DISTRIBUTE TO : 2. Tank Number 3. Tank Registered(S) Satisfactory Repair or Adjustment Required Not Applicable Additional Comments Attached ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK

Rosen, Jay

410

Optimal scheduling of non-perfect inspections  

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......loose connection of pipes and joints, battery measurements, perform starting, stopping...if adequate techniques are used, the fuel, cooling water and lubricant oil level...standby gener- ators may imply to inspect batteries and filters, e.g. at different frequencies......

R. I. Zequeira; C. Bérenguer

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors  

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For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual inspection techniques. The use of such platforms, previously reported by researchers at the University Strathclyde facilitates the potential for rapid scanning of large areas and volumes in hazardous locations. A common problem for both manual and remote deployment approaches lies in the intrinsic stand-off and surface coupling issues of typical NDE probes. The associated complications of these requirements are obviously significantly exacerbated when considering aerial based remote inspection and deployment, resulting in simple visual techniques being the preferred sensor payload. Researchers at Bristol Robotics Laboratory have developed biomimetic tactile sensors modelled on the facial whiskers (vibrissae) of animals such as rats and mice, with the latest sensors actively sweeping their tips across the surface in a back and forth motion. The current work reports on the design and performance of an aerial inspection platform and the suitability of tactile whisking sensors to aerial based surface monitoring applications.

MacLeod, C. N.; Cao, J.; Pierce, S. G.; Dobie, G.; Summan, R. [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom); Sullivan, J. C.; Pipe, A. G. [Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of EPRI risk-based inservice inspection procedure to combustion engineering design of nuclear power plant  

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The EPRI developed risk-based inservice inspection procedure is used to select the elements for inservice inspection on a section of the high pressure safety injection system of the Entergy Operations ANO2 nuclear plant. This plant is the pilot plant in a six utility-eleven plant EPRI tailored collaboration program to apply the general EPRI procedures to Combustion Engineering NSSS designs. The procedure results in a reduction of candidate inspection locations from 14, based on current ASME Section XI rules for B-J welds to 3, based on the risk-based selection criteria.

Lubin, B.T. [ABB Combustion Engineering, Windsor, CT (United States). Nuclear Operations; Fourgerousse, R. [Entergy Operations-ANO2, Russellville, AR (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, January 1995--March 1995  

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

NONE

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Boomer, Kayle D. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Engeman, Jason K. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Gunter, Jason R. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Joslyn, Cameron C. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Vazquez, Brandon J. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Venetz, Theodore J. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Garfield, John S. [AEM Consulting (United States)

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

415

Seafood Inspection Program U.S. Department of Commerce  

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Seafood Inspection Program U.S. Department of Commerce 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3282 USA MEMORANDUM FOR: All Plants and Users of USDC Seafood Inspection Program Services FROM: Timothy E. Hansen Director, Seafood Inspection Program SUBJECT: Notice of Change in Fees

416

Near infrared detectors for SNAP  

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Near Infrared Detectors for SNAP M. Schubnell a , N. Barron1k × 1k and 2k × 2k) near infrared detectors manufactured byas part of the near infrared R&D e?ort for SNAP (the Super-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Titanium Billet Inspection Sensitivity through Optimized Phased Array Design, Part II: Experimental Validation and Comparative Study with Multizone  

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The inspection of critical rotating components of aircraft engines has made important advances over the last decade. The development of Phased Array (PA) inspection capability for billet and forging materials used in the manufacturing of critical engine rotating components has been a priority for Honeywell Aerospace. The demonstration of improved PA inspection system sensitivity over what is currently used at the inspection houses is a critical step in the development of this technology and its introduction to the supply base as a production inspection. As described in Part I (in these proceedings), a new phased array transducer was designed and manufactured for optimal inspection of eight inch diameter Ti-6Al-4V billets. After confirming that the transducer was manufactured in accordance with the design specifications a validation study was conducted to assess the sensitivity improvement of the PAI over the current capability of Multi-zone (MZ) inspection. The results of this study confirm the significant ({approx_equal} 6 dB in FBH number sign sensitivity) improvement of the PAI sensitivity over that of MZI.

Hassan, W.; Vensel, F.; Knowles, B. [Honeywell Aerospace, 111 S. 34th Street, M/S 503-118 Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (United States); Lupien, V. [Acoustic Ideas Inc., 27 Eaton Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (United States)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

418

Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008 Emergency planning includes the identification of hazards and threats. A hazards survey is the qualitative portion of the hazards identification process. It briefly describes the potential impacts of emergency events or conditions and summarizes the planning and preparedness requirements that apply. If determined to be required, an EPHA includes the identification and characterization of hazardous materials specific to a facility/site, analyses of potential accidents or events, and evaluation of potential consequences. Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 More Documents & Publications

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Eddy?Current Inspection of Cracking in Land?Based Gas Turbine Blades  

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There has been a growing need in the electric utility industry to assess the remaining life of blades in gas turbines. It is quite important to nondestructively comprehend the depths of surface?breaking cracks in blades. Flexible eddy current array probes have been developed to overcome the major limitations of existing eddy current inspection systems. The use of an array of sensors allows cracks of all lengths to be detected and will ultimately allow real time data imaging to provide rapid inspection and easy interpretation. For this study using eddy current techniques crack detection equipment has been developed and applied to gas turbine Stage 1 blades for field use.

H. Fukutomi; T. Ogata

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Polling Routine (PlotHood) to Generate Weekly Inspection Plots for Fort Hood, Texas  

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. For this part of the project, a weather station that includes temperature, humidity and solar sensors was installed at the west substation of Ft. Hood as part of Phase I of this project. Weekly inspection plots of electricity use at the main substation of Ft...-Phase II, p. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS General Abstract i Disclaimer iii Acknowledgments iv Provide Data Polling and Inspection Plots Generation Routine (PlotHood) Executive Summary 2 Existing Monitoring System 3 a- ESL Weather Station at the West Substation. 3...

Saman, N. F.; Reddy, T. A.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West -  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 November 2004 Emergency Management Inspection of the Argonne National Laboratory-West The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory - West (ANL-W) site in October 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. Following the 2001 OA inspection, ANL-W completed a number of activities that improved the site emergency management program. ANL-W developed a

422

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Alternative Fuel Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Inspection and Maintenance Exemption on AddThis.com...

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Pantex Plant during March through April 2009. The inspection was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Throughout this Independent Oversight inspection, B&W Pantex management, supervisors, and workers demonstrated their commitment to performing work safely, and management has shown an understanding of many of the areas

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Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 | Department of  

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Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 July 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during June and July 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, significant improvement was evident in all areas reviewed since the 2001 inspection, when ORO/OSO lacked structured oversight processes, ORNL lacked effective work control processes, the SBMS was not fully

425

Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March  

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

Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 March 2007 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Office of Secure Transportation The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in January and February 2007. The inspection was performed by the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2007 inspection found that, in general, OST efforts have been effective in addressing weaknesses in field response; however, some corrective actions were either ineffective or did not fully address elements of the program, particularly those that affect the EOC cadre. A

426

Inspection Report: IG-0677 | Department of Energy  

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7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0677 February 22, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to Out-Processing of Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory The core mission of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los AND OBJECTIVES Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is to enhance global security, develop technical solutions to reduce the weapons of mass destruction threat, and improve the cold war environmental and nuclear materials legacy. Given its national security mission, LANL is one of DOE's most sensitive sites. LANL is operated by the University of California (UC) and administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). It directly employs approximately 7,500 UC employees. Approximately 800 UC employees terminate employment at LANL annually. Inspection Report: IG-0677

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Inspection Report: IG-0585 | Department of Energy  

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85 85 Inspection Report: IG-0585 February 12, 2013 Inspection of Implementation of Corrective Actions Resulting From Force-on-Force Performance Tests The Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducts reviews of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and operations to evaluate the status of, among other things, safeguards and security matters. Integral to these reviews are force-on-force performance tests. These are major tests of the overall effectiveness of all site safeguards and security elements involved in responding to a hypothetical threat scenario based on the design basis threat1 and identified site-specific threats. These tests employ an adversary team that tests the skills, procedures and equipment of those forces responsible for protecting DOE site security

428

Inspection Report: IG-0592 | Department of Energy  

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2 2 Inspection Report: IG-0592 March 1, 2003 Actions Taken in Response to Missing Hazardous Waste Containing Cyanide Recently, the U.S. Government has become increasingly sensitive to the potential for terrorists to use certain materials as weapons of mass destruction. A report completed by the Central Intelligence Agency stated that "The threat from terrorists using a weapon of mass destruction has increased since Sept. 11, and extremist groups appear most interested in chemicals like cyanide." For example, in February 2002, four suspected terrorists were arrested in Italy in possession of cyanide and maps of Rome pinpointing the U.S. Embassy and the city's drinking water network. Inspection Report: IG-0592 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003

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Inspection Report: IG-0517 | Department of Energy  

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17 17 Inspection Report: IG-0517 August 24, 2001 Inspection of Selected Office of Security and Emergency Operations Firearms Inventories The Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a large inventory of firearms for use by protective forces at numerous DOE sites and for training at the Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (NNSI), formerly the Central Training Academy. Some excess firearms, as well as firearms that are not needed to meet current operational requirements, are stored by the Office of Security and Emergency Operations (SO) at its Headquarters facility at Germantown, Maryland, and at the NNSI facility at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Strict inventory controls are necessary for these firearms, which are considered "sensitive" property. The objective of our review

430

Inspection Report: IG-0732 | Department of Energy  

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2 2 Inspection Report: IG-0732 June 30, 2006 The Human Reliability Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) supports the core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile and applies scientific expertise towards the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. LLNL is managed by the University of California for the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Inspection Report: IG-0732 More Documents & Publications VWA-0044 - In the Matter of Janet K. Benson VBA-0011 - In the Matter of Diane E. Meier GAO-04-986R Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Further Improvements Needed to Strengthen Controls Over the Purchase Card Program

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Inspection Report: IG-0445 | Department of Energy  

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5 5 Inspection Report: IG-0445 May 28, 1999 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Export Licensing Process for Dual-Use and Munitions Commodities On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency, update and expand on a 1993 interagency review of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities. After consideration of the Chairman's request, the Inspectors General initiated and interagency review to evaluate the export licensing process for dual-use commodities and munitions to determine whether current practices and procedures are consistent with established national security and

432

Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy  

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36 36 Inspection Report: IG-0636 January 23, 2004 Protective Force Performance Test Improprieties On June 26, 2003, a protective force performance test was conducted at the Department of Energy's Y-12 National Security Complex, which is a component of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The purpose of the test was to obtain realistic data for developing the Y-12 Site Safeguards and Security Plan. The mission at the site includes a number of sensitive activities, such as enriched uranium material warehousing, and weapon dismantlement and storage. These activities necessitate that the site have a protective force capable of responding to potential security incidents such as terrorist attack. Inspection Report: IG-0636 More Documents & Publications

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Inspection Report: IG-0438 | Department of Energy  

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8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0438 January 25, 1999 Inspection of Reporting at Oak Ridge of Potential Noncompliances With DOE Price-Anderson Amendments Act Implementing Rules To provide oversight of how well Department of Energy (DOE) contractors were adhering to the nuclear safety rules established by the Department to implement the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988 (PAAA), DOE established an enforcement program, managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The purpose of the program is to identify and penalize DOE contractors for unsafe actions or conditions that violate nuclear safety requirements for protecting workers and the public. The single most important goal of the Department's PAAA enforcement program is to encourage early identification and reporting of nuclear safety deficiencies

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Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy  

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

36 36 Inspection Report: IG-0636 January 23, 2004 Protective Force Performance Test Improprieties On June 26, 2003, a protective force performance test was conducted at the Department of Energy's Y-12 National Security Complex, which is a component of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The purpose of the test was to obtain realistic data for developing the Y-12 Site Safeguards and Security Plan. The mission at the site includes a number of sensitive activities, such as enriched uranium material warehousing, and weapon dismantlement and storage. These activities necessitate that the site have a protective force capable of responding to potential security incidents such as terrorist attack. Inspection Report: IG-0636 More Documents & Publications

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Inspection Report: IG-0477 | Department of Energy  

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

7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0477 July 26, 2000 Inspection of Cost Recovery Concerns at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a complaint concerning possible misuse of cost recovery funds at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Specifically, it was alleged that: 1) some cost recovery funds from DOE's Office of Defense Programs were placed in OSTI's "general fund" and used for miscellaneous expenses unrelated to the Work Authorization provided by Defense Programs; 2) some cost recovery funds were used to cover Federal employee salaries; and 3) Defense Programs funds were used to purchase a computer server which was not used for a Defense Programs project. As you

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Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy  

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

2 2 Inspection Report: IG-0472 June 1, 2000 Inspection of Surplus Computer Equipment Management at the Savannah River Site By letter dated November 1, 1999, Senator Strom Thurmond advised the Office of Inspector General of an allegation that computer equipment containing over 40 computer hard drives reportedly containing classified or sensitive information were surplused and sold by the Department's Savannah River Site (SRS). The letter raised the concern that the release of this information might pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The management and operating contractor at SRS, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse), is responsible for the final disposal of surplus equipment, including computer hard drives. The purpose

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Wireless Roadside Inspection Field Operations.pub  

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Field Operational Test (FOT) Field Operational Test (FOT) Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief T he U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has commissioned the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the status of the vehicles and their drivers. It is hypothesized that

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Schlake et al. 09-2863 1 Automated Inspection of Railcar Underbody Structural  

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inspection system capable of detecting structural defects in freight car underframes and presents and efficient railroad operation. The structural integrity of freight cars depends on the health of certain the car body and lading and transmitting longitudinal buff and draft forces. Although railcars

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

439

Benchmarking EUV mask inspection beyond 0.25 NA  

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The SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT) is an EUV-wavelength mask inspection microscope designed for direct aerial image measurements, and pre-commercial EUV mask research. Operating on a synchrotron bending magnet beamline, the AIT uses an off-axis Fresnel zoneplate lens to project a high-magnification EUV image directly onto a CCD camera. We present the results of recent system upgrades that have improved the imaging resolution, illumination uniformity, and partial coherence. Benchmarking tests show image contrast above 75% for 100-nm mask features, and significant improvements and across the full range of measured sizes. The zoneplate lens has been replaced by an array of user-selectable zoneplates with higher magnification and NA values up to 0.0875, emulating the spatial resolution of a 0.35-NA 4 x EUV stepper. Illumination uniformity is above 90% for mask areas 2-{micro}m-wide and smaller. An angle-scanning mirror reduces the high coherence of the synchrotron beamline light source giving measured {sigma} values of approximately 0.125 at 0.0875 NA.

Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Mochi, Iacopo; Anderson, Erik H.; Rekawa, Seno B.; Kemp, Charles D.; Huh, S.; Han, H.-S.; Naulleau, P.; Gunion, R.F.

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

440

Actinic EUV mask inspection beyond 0.25 NA  

SciTech Connect

The SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT) is an EUV-wavelength mask inspection microscope designed for direct aerial image measurements, and pre-commercial EUV mask research. Operating on a synchrotron bending magnet beamline, the AIT uses an off-axis Fresnel zoneplate lens to project a high-magnification EUV image directly onto a CCD camera. We present the results of recent system upgrades that have improved the imaging resolution, illumination uniformity, and partial coherence. Benchmarking tests show image contrast above 75% for 100-nm mask features, and significant improvements and across the full range of measured sizes. The zoneplate lens has been replaced by an array of user-selectable zoneplates with higher magnification and NA values up to 0.0875, emulating the spatial resolution of a 0.35-NA 4x EUV stepper. Illumination uniformity is above 90% for mask areas 2-{micro}m-wide and smaller. An angle-scanning mirror reduces the high coherence of the synchrotron beamline light source giving measured {sigma} values of approximately 0.125 at 0.0875 NA.

Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Mochi, Iacopo; Anderson, Erik H.; Rekawa, Seno. B.; Kemp, Charles D.; Huh, S.; Han, H.-S.; Naulleau, P.; Huh, S.

2008-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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441

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSPECTION PLATFORM AND A SUITE OF SENSORS FOR ASSESSING CORROSION AND MECHANICAL DAMAGE ON UNPIGGABLE TRANSMISSION MAINS  

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory of the US Department of Energy (under Award DE-FC26-02NT41645) and the NYSEARCH Committee of the Northeast Gas Association (previous the New York Gas Group), have sponsored research to develop a robotic pipeline inspection system capable of navigation through the typical physical and operational obstacles that make transmission and distribution pipelines unpiggable. The research contractors, Foster-Miller and GE Oil & Gas (PII North America) have performed an engineering study and developed a conceptual design that meets all the requirements for navigating and inspecting unpiggable transmission pipelines. Based on Foster-Miller's previous efforts developing the Pipe Mouse robot, the RoboScan inspection robot (Figure ES-1) meets the navigational and physical challenges of unpiggable pipelines through an innovative modular platform design, segmented MFL inspection modules and improvements to the inter-module coupling design.

George C. Vradis; William Leary

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Evolution of infrared instrumentation  

SciTech Connect

The emergence of consumer-oriented infrared (IR) imaging devices is discussed. The discussion shows that the industry is presently dwindling because it does not fulfill expanding consumer needs. The features of future imaging devices are pointed out - smaller, easier to use, and easier to maintain. The challenge in the 1980s for the infrared manufacturing industry is to develop new technical innovations, smart IR imagining sensors, and consumer-oriented marketing, and produce a business/competitive industry. (MCW)

Sears, R.W.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

High efficiency quasi-monochromatic infrared emitter  

SciTech Connect

Incandescent radiation sources are widely used as mid-infrared emitters owing to the lack of alternative for compact and low cost sources. A drawback of miniature hot systems such as membranes is their low efficiency, e.g., for battery powered systems. For targeted narrow-band applications such as gas spectroscopy, the efficiency is even lower. In this paper, we introduce design rules valid for very generic membranes demonstrating that their energy efficiency for use as incandescent infrared sources can be increased by two orders of magnitude.

Brucoli, Giovanni; Besbes, Mondher; Benisty, Henri, E-mail: henri.benisty@institutoptique.fr; Greffet, Jean-Jacques [Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel, 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Bouchon, Patrick; Haïdar, Riad [Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Chemin de la Hunière, 91761 Palaiseau (France)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

444

Inspection of the Secretary of Energy`s foreign travel  

SciTech Connect

On December 9, 1995, the Secretary of Energy requested that the Department`s Inspector General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant in each trip, the funding of each trip, and claims for reimbursements for expenses by Federal trip participants. The Secretary also requested that the review include an assessment of travel authorization, voucher, traveler reimbursement, and auditing systems employed by the Department to identify steps that could be taken to reduce errors and improve accounting oversight. Additionally, the Secretary requested that the Inspector General conduct a thorough examination of the establishment and filling of the Department`s Ombudsman position. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated a review into these matters and assigned primary responsibility for the review to the Office of Inspections. The purpose of this inspection was to conduct a thorough examination of the 16 Secretarial foreign trips from June 1993 to December 1995. This report focuses on the four trade missions because of their extent and cost. We examined a number of Departmental management systems and processes involved in planning and executing the 16 foreign trips. To determine the actual cost of the 16 trips, it was necessary to determine who participated in the trips and to identify the individual travel costs. We were required to perform extensive reviews of records and conduct a large number of interviews because the Department could not provide any specific documents that could accurately account for who actually participated on the 16 trips. Having identified who participated, it was then necessary to examine key aspects of the Department`s management systems. Our report contains 31 recommendations for corrective action.

NONE

1996-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary  

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

Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report - May 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report - May 2003 May 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) site in April and May 2003. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management

446

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

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

Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Kansas City Plant (KCP) site during April and May 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, FM&T management, ES&H subject matter experts, and the individuals who conduct work activities and safety management at KCP are experienced and exhibit a commitment to safety and quality work. The site has a good safety record, and safety performance metrics indicate improving trends.

447

Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume III - November 2001 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume III - November 2001 November 2001 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an emergency management program review at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in October 2001. The purpose of this inspection was to assess Y-12's readiness to protect site personnel and the public from the consequences of onsite events that could result in the release of hazardous materials from site facilities and activities. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume

448

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009 | Department  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009 February 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) during October through November 2008. HSS reports directly to the Office of the Secretary of Energy, and the ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. BNI has made significant improvements in nuclear safety processes, in part,

449

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

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

Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in March-April 2003. The inspection was performed by OA's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, YSO and BWXT have established a generally effective ISM program. YSO and BWXT management have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement and have effective tools and process enhancements to address

450

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) during August and September 2009. The inspection was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations to support site management in the execution of the SRS mission. This 2009 Independent Oversight inspection was conducted during a period in

451

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007 | Department  

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

Nevada Test Site - June 2007 Nevada Test Site - June 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007 June 2007 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Nevada Test Site (NTS) in March-April 2007. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations (HS-64) and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight (HS-63). This 2007 inspection found that NSO and NTS organizations have generally continued to improve the site's emergency management program. The most noteworthy program attribute identified during this emergency management inspection is that NSO, NSTec, and JNPO have established and provided the

452

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - August 2007 |  

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

Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - August 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - August 2007 August 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels Complex The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Idaho Operations Office (ID) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) during June and July 2007. The ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. NE, ID, and BEA have many aspects of an effective ISM program in place, and

453

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Volume I- February 2005 |  

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

Inspection, Pantex Plant, Volume I- February Inspection, Pantex Plant, Volume I- February 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Volume I- February 2005 February 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Pantex Plant during January and February 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. OA reports to the Director of the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, who reports directly to the Secretary of Energy. Overall, PXSO and BWXT have effectively applied ISM principles and core functions to nuclear explosive and explosive hazards. These hazards have

454

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - July 2006  

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

Laboratories - Laboratories - July 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - July 2006 July 2006 Emergency Management Inspection of the Sandia National Laboratories The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in May 2006. The inspection was performed by the Independent Oversight Office of Emergency Management Oversight. Independent Oversight reports to the Director of the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, who reports directly to the Secretary of Energy. This 2006 inspection found that SSO's and SNL's efforts over the past year have been mostly effective in addressing longstanding weaknesses. The widespread program improvements observed during this inspection can be

455

Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park - November  

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

East Tennessee Technology Park - East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) during August through September 2008. HSS reports directly to the Office of the Secretary of Energy, and the ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. The inspection was performed concurrently with an inspection of emergency management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

456

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 -  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) during April and May 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. SC, ASO, and ANL have made improvements in a number of ISM elements. The ANL ES&H Manual effectively identifies applicable site-specific requirements and regulatory requirements. Several ANL organizations have

457

Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report - September 2003 |  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report - September Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report - September 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report - September 2003 September 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management of the Idaho Operations Office and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) site in August and September 2003. The inspection was performed jointly by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of

458

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 |  

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

Savannah River Site - February Savannah River Site - February 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 February 2006 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in January and February 2006. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2006 Independent Oversight inspection found that nearly all of the WSRC weaknesses from the 2004 inspection have been addressed. Actions included implementing a comprehensive hazardous material screening process,

459

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September 2004 September 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of safeguards and security and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Test Site (NTS) in July and August 2004. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Safeguards and Security Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This volume discusses the results of the review of the NTS emergency management program.

460

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected nuclear safety programs at the DOE Building 7920 of the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during August through September 2008. The nuclear safety inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, significant improvement was evident in all areas reviewed since

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461

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report -  

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

Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report - October 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report - October 2002 October 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada Test Site (NTS) in September and October 2002. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. Overall, safety management at NTS has substantially improved in the past

462

Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 August 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in July and August 2002. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. The results of this review indicate that, overall, CBFO and WTS have

463

Progress in the Reliable Inspection of Cast Stainless Steel Reactor Piping Components  

SciTech Connect

Studies conducted at the Pacific N¬orthwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, have focused on assessing the effectiveness and reliability of novel NDE approaches for the inspection of coarse-grained, cast stainless steel reactor components. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the utility, effec¬tiveness and reliability of ultrasonic testing (UT) and eddy current testing (ET) inspection techniques as related to the inservice ultrasonic inspec¬tion of primary piping components in pressurized water reactors (PWRs). This paper describes progress, recent developments and results from assessments of three different NDE approaches including ultrasonic phased array inspection techniques, eddy current testing for surface-breaking flaws, and a low-frequency ultrasonic inspection methodology coupled with a synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT). Westinghouse Owner’s Group (WOG) cast stainless steel pipe segments with thermal and mechanical fatigue cracks, PNNL samples containing thermal fatigue cracks and several blank spool pieces were used for assessing the inspection methods. Eddy current studies were conducted on the inner diameter (ID) surface of piping specimens while the ultrasonic inspection methods were applied from the outer diameter (OD) surface of the specimens. The eddy current technique employed a Zetec MIZ-27SI Eddy Current instrument and a Zetec Z0000857-1 cross point spot probe with an operating frequency of 250 kHz. In order to reduce noise effects, degaussing of a subset of the samples resulted in noticeable improvements. The phased array approach was implemented using an R/D Tech Tomoscan III system operating at 1 MHz, providing composite volumetric images of the samples. The low-frequency ultrasonic method employs a zone-focused, multi-incident angle inspection protocol (operating at 250-500 kHz) coupled with SAFT for improved signal-to-noise and advanced imaging capabilities. A variety of dual-element, custom designed low-frequency probes (fixed-wedge and variable angle configurations) were employed in laboratory trials. Re¬sults from laboratory studies for assessing detection, localization and length sizing effectiveness are discussed. This work was sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830; NRC JCN Y6604; Mr. Wallace Norris, Program Monitor.

Doctor, Steven R.; Anderson, Michael T.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

464

Inspection Report: IG-0796 | Department of Energy  

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

796 796 Inspection Report: IG-0796 July 1, 2008 Internal Controls Over Sensitive Compartmented Information Access for Selected Field Intelligence Elements As a member of the U.S. Government's Intelligence Community, the Department of Energy (DOE) serves as the premier technical intelligence resource in the areas of nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, energy, science, and technology, as well as emerging nuclear threats. In addition to providing intelligence analyses, DOE offers specialized technology and operational support to both intelligence and law enforcement agencies. DOE accomplishes its intelligence mission by drawing from technical expertise located throughout the Department complex, including the national laboratories. This necessitates Department-affiliated personnel having

465

Inspection Report: IG-0762 | Department of Energy  

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

2 2 Inspection Report: IG-0762 March 28, 2007 Internal Controls Over Computer Property at the Department's Counterintelligence Directorate The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence conducts AND OBJECTIVE technical analyses of foreign intelligence for the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the United States Intelligence Community. The Counterintelligence Directorate (CN), which is part of the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, is responsible for protecting DOE information against espionage or other intelligence activities by foreign entities. In support of this mission, CN procures and maintains computer processing equipment such as desktop computers, laptop computers, and computer servers. DOE considers computer

466

Inspection Report: IG-0820 | Department of Energy  

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

0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0820 September 4, 2009 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force Authority The Department of Energy's (Department) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution supporting the Department's scientific, engineering, environmental, and national security activities. Livermore is managed and operated under contract by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) LLC, for the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In accordance with the Department's safeguards and security policy, Livermore maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and defend against malevolent acts. Federal regulations establish protective force arrest authority to enforce specific laws regarding

467

Inspection Report: IG-0719 | Department of Energy  

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

19 19 Inspection Report: IG-0719 February 2, 2006 Protective Force Contracts at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Department of Energy (DOE) mission at the Oak Ridge AND OBJECTIVE Reservation requires a paramilitary protective force comprised of several hundred security police officers to safeguard the production and storage of nuclear weapons components, special nuclear material, and other sensitive work. Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut) initially provided protective force services for the Oak Ridge Reservation under one contract. However, protective services for the Y-12 National Security Complex were segregated into a separate contract following the establishment of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). As a result, Wackenhut now provides

468

Inspection Report: IG-0593 | Department of Energy  

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

3 3 Inspection Report: IG-0593 April 1, 2003 Concerns Related to the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received allegations regarding the Material Protection, Control and Accounting Program managed by the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation (IMPEC), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy (DOE). The allegations centered on: * the creation of an advisory committee, the Board of Visitors1, in possible violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and * the inappropriate handling of payments from an unauthorized sublease for office space to support the Material Protection, Control and Accounting Program in Moscow, Russia. The

469

Coordinate Measuring Machine Pit Artifact Inspection Procedure  

SciTech Connect

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

Montano, Joshua D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

470

Guidelines for Engineering, Design, and Inspection Costs  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

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

1997-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

471

Method and apparatus for inspecting reflection masks for defects  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An at-wavelength system for extreme ultraviolet lithography mask blank defect detection is provided. When a focused beam of wavelength 13 nm is incident on a defective region of a mask blank, three possible phenomena can occur. The defect will induce an intensity reduction in the specularly reflected beam, scatter incoming photons into an off-specular direction, and change the amplitude and phase of the electric field at the surface which can be monitored through the change in the photoemission current. The magnitude of these changes will depend on the incident beam size, and the nature, extent and size of the defect. Inspection of the mask blank is performed by scanning the mask blank with 13 nm light focused to a spot a few .mu.m in diameter, while measuring the reflected beam intensity (bright field detection), the scattered beam intensity (dark-field detection) and/or the change in the photoemission current.

Bokor, Jeffrey (Oakland, CA); Lin, Yun (Berkeley, CA)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

472

Appendix B Landfill Inspection Forms and Survey Data  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

B B Landfill Inspection Forms and Survey Data This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank Original Landfill January 2012 Monthly Inspection-Attachment 1 The monthly inspection of the OLF was completed on January 30. The Rocky Flats Site only received .15 inches of precipitation during the month of January. The cover was dry at the time of the inspection. The slump in the East Perimeter Channel (EPC) remained unchanged. Berm locations that were re-graded during the OLF Maintenance 2011 Project remained in good condition. Vegetation on the landfill cover including the seep areas remains dormant. OLF Cover Lower OLF Cover Facing East Upper OLF Cover Facing East

473

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - December 2009 |  

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

December December 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - December 2009 December 2009 Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Construction at the Savannah River Site Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight conducted a nuclear safety inspection at the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) construction project, focusing on construction quality, specifically for reinforced concrete, at the MFFF construction project. This purpose of the inspection was to provide mission support to site management in determining whether the facility structure is constructed in accordance with the applicable requirements. The overall quality of concrete that has been placed in the MFFF to date is

474

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge Office, East Tennessee  

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

Office, East Tennessee Office, East Tennessee Technology Park - May 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge Office, East Tennessee Technology Park - May 2007 May 2007 Inspection of Classification and Information Control Programs at the Oak Ridge Office, East Tennessee Technology Park This report presents the results of inspection activities by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight in the area of classification and information control (CIC) at the Oak Ridge Office (ORO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), and the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) American Centrifuge Technology Program. The Office of Security Evaluations, within the Office of Independent Oversight, conducted this inspection to evaluate

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

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

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

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

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week, we announced our advancement in technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for our customers. Currently, an inspector examines the...

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Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspections  

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

Webinar 2: Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspections Transcript June 26, 2013 Speaker: Courtney Kendal Slide 1: Good afternoon. My name is Courtney Kendall,...

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Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0853 | Department of Energy  

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

53 Inspection Report: DOEIG-0853 July 13, 2011 Organizational Conflicts of Interest Program at Sandia National Laboratories The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories...

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

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radiography. Inspectors examine enriched uranium products using coordinate measuring machines, microscopy, laser inspection machines and other instruments. Technicians use X-rays...

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Statement of Work Service Agreement for Testing and Inspection...  

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1 APPENDIX A STATEMENT OF WORK SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR TESTING AND INSPECTION SERVICES September 18, 2014 1.0 GENERAL SCOPE Historically, The National Renewable Energy Lab Laboratory...

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Program Review, Workplace Inspections, Hazards Analysis And Abatement  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Nevada Test Site This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department...

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

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

for Light Metal Castings FY 2009 Progress Report for Lightweighting Materials - 10. Nondestructive Evaluation NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings...

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