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Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement Presentation...  

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

Continuous Improvement presentation More Documents & Publications 2012 Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Briefings Energy Storage & Power Electronics 2008 Peer Review -...

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Report on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement |  

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

on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement Report on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement EM senior management has committed to extensive management reforms and has completed several robust improvements in contract and project management. Additional improvement initiatives are continuing and this document outlines the consolidated plan of these initiatives in a top-down framework of EM vision, goals, strategies, performance metrics, and specific improvement actions completed or being undertaken. Report on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - EERE PSRP 7 23 2010 Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

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MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT AN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISMS) CORE FUNCTION FOR FEEDBACK & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Management assessment is required of US Department of Energy contractors by 10 CFR 830.122 and DOE Order 414.1. The management assessment process is a rigorous, preplanned, forward-looking review. It is required to be performed by owners of the processes that are being assessed. Written from the perspective of the Assessment Program Director and an Assessment Specialist, this paper describes the evolution of the process used by CH2MHILL to implement its management assessment program over the past two years including: roles, responsibilities, and details about our program improvement project designed to produce a clear picture of management processes and to identify opportunities for improvement. The management assessment program is essential to successful implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the CH2MHILL Integrated Environment, Safety, and Health Management System (ISMS). The management assessment program implements, in part, ISMS Core Function No. 5. ''Feedback and Continuous Improvement''. Organizations use the management assessment process to assess ISMS implementation and effectiveness. Management assessments evaluate the total picture of how well management processes are meeting organizational objectives and the customer's requirements and expectations. The emphasis is on management issues affecting performance, systems, and processes such as: strategic planning, qualification, training, staffing, organizational interfaces, communication, cost and schedule control and mission objectives. Management assessments should identify any weaknesses in the management aspects of performance and make process improvements. All managers from first line supervisors to the president and general manager are involved in the management assessment process. More senior managers, in conducting their assessment, will use data from lower levels of management. This approach will facilitate the objective of having managers closer to the work under review focusing on more compliance- and process-oriented aspects of work performance, while senior managers will concentrate on more strategic issues, having more access to information generated from assessments by their subordinates.

VON WEBER, M.

2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous improvement of knowledge management systems using Six Sigma methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Knowledge retrieval is a decisive part of the performance of a knowledge management system. In order to enhance retrieval accuracy, an effective performance evaluation mechanism is necessary. Nowadays, there is not a standard evaluation framework for ... Keywords: Knowledge retrieval evaluation, Six sigma

Chiajou Lin; F. Frank Chen; Hung-Da Wan; Yuh Min Chen; Glenn Kuriger

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guide - MSS 1.1 Corrective Action/Issue Management and Continuous Improvement  

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

CORRECTIVE ACTION/ISSUE MANAGEMENT & CONTINUOUS IMPROVMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION/ISSUE MANAGEMENT & CONTINUOUS IMPROVMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues. The activities included in this surveillance help the Facility Representative determine whether safety issues identified through internal contractor, and external DOE or Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board evaluation programs are resolved consistent with the level of safety importance. It further verifies continuous improvement programs are in place and functional. 2.0 References 2.1 10 CFR 830.120, Quality Assurance Requirements 2.2 DOE O 414.1A, Quality Assurance 2.3 DOE O 232.1A, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information

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Continuing Management Reform | National Nuclear Security Administratio...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Continuing Management Reform | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response...

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Resources and Training for Continuous Program Improvement ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2013. Symposium, Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs (and Satisfying ABET Along...

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Microsoft Word - FINAL EM Continuous Improvement - 2 Nov 10  

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

on on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management October 2010 i Executive Summary Since the Office of Environmental Management (EM) was established within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 20 years ago, both DOE and EM have been routinely scrutinized for their management of contracts and projects. Because most of EM's work is accomplished through the use of contracts, the acquisition management and project management functions have been regular targets for internal and external reviews, similar to other agencies with major cost reimbursement contracts. These reviews have produced several significant recommendations which, after implementation, have resulted in measurable performance

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CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4,  

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

CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Headquarters (HSS CRAD 64-22) The Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters line management has established and implemented effective oversight processes that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of field element assurance systems and DOE oversight processes. DOE Headquarters assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1, Department of Energy Oversight Policy; DOE Order 226. 1A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy, Attachment 2, quality assurance

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CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 | Department  

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

Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 December 4, 2012 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element (HSS CRAD 45-21, Rev. 1) DOE field element line management has established and implemented effective oversight processes that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of contractor assurance systems and DOE oversight processes. DOE field element assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1 B, Department of Energy Oversight Policy; DOE Order 226.1 B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy, Attachment 2; quality assurance requirements (as stated in 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, DOE 0 414.1D Quality Assurance and/ or

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A framework for business continuity management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An enterprise is exposed to risks-such as acts of terrorism, natural disasters and utility failure-which may disrupt operations, disaffect customers and compromise business credibility and revenue streams. Risk can also be introduced to an enterprise ... Keywords: Business continuity management, Information strategy, Risk management

Forbes Gibb; Steven Buchanan

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving employment services management using IPA technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study is intended to build a management mechanism that continuously improves Public Employment Services (PESs), using the Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA). First of all, experts were consulted to create indicators and questionnaires for the ... Keywords: Employment service, Importance-Performance Analysis, Management mechanism, Quality indicator

Chi-Cheng Chang

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA, NNSS Continue to Conduct Consequence Management Around...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering...

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Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In 1991, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) introduced Eco- Efficiency as a management strategy to link financial and environmental performance to create more value with less ecological impact. Based on this strategy, CETAC-WEST (Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation - West), in mid-2000, introduced a practical approach to eco-efficiency to Western Canada's upstream oil and gas sector. The CETAC-WEST Eco-Efficiency Program, focused primarily on sour gas processing facilities, has developed methods and programs to identify opportunities for energy conservation and GHG reductions. The program outlined in this paper consists of four interrelated phases that are used to identify and track efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500 to $700 million worth of gas for sale on the market. Although this small Pilot Program in the gas processing sector has surfaced major opportunities, there are significantly greater opportunities in other sectors with high GHG emissions intensity, such as sweet gas processing, conventional oil, heavy oil and oil sands. Capturing these opportunities will require a carefully considered strategy. This strategy should include, in addition to commitments for expanding the scope of the current Program, sustained leadership by industry champions and by governments - all aimed at changing the operating mode and improving the culture in the oil and gas industry.

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change  

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Continuous Change Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance

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Microsoft Word - Continual Improvement GSEP.doc  

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

9E 9E International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual Improvement in Industrial Facilities Aimee McKane Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Miriam Goldberg and Julia Vetromile DNV KEMA July 2013 To be presented at the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Niagara Falls, NY July 24-26, 2013 and to be published online at ACEEE.org DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express

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Waste Management Process Improvement Project  

SciTech Connect

The Bechtel Hanford-led Environmental Restoration Contractor team's Waste Management Process Improvement Project is working diligently with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office to improve the waste management process to meet DOE's need for an efficient, cost-effective program for the management of dangerous, low-level and mixed-low-level waste. Additionally the program must meet all applicable regulatory requirements. The need for improvement was highlighted when a change in the Groundwater/Vadose Zone Integration Project's waste management practices resulted in a larger amount of waste being generated than the waste management organization had been set up to handle.

Atwood, J.; Borden, G.; Rangel, G. R.

2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Continuous Improvement Model| A K-12 Literacy Focus.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The purpose of the study was to determine if the eight steps of the Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) provided a framework to raise achievement (more)

Brown, Jennifer V.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling waste elimination, learning, and continuous improvement through standardization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many manufacturing companies have developed their own operating system, usually based upon the Toyota Production System, in an effort to improve productivity, quality, and profitability. Continuous improvement is a central ...

Stover, Mark E. (Mark Eugene)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - FINAL EM Continuous Improvement - 2 Nov 10  

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

efficiency, minimize duplication, and improve data quality; ultimately enhancing management of EM capital asset projects and operations activities. Controlling Project and...

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Superior Energy Performance: A Roadmap for Achieving Continual Improvements in Energy Performance  

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

Superior Energy Performance: Superior Energy Performance: A Roadmap for Achieving Continual Improvements in Energy Performance March 4, 2010 Joe Almaguer Dow Chemical Paul Scheihing U.S. Department of Energy Agenda: * Superior Energy Performance Overview * Program Design * Program Status and Moving Forward Superior Energy Performance What is Superior Energy Performance? A market-based, ANSI-accredited plant certification program that provides industrial facilities with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while boosting competitiveness. Goals: * Drive continual improvement in energy intensity * Develop a transparent system to validate energy intensity improvements and management practices * Encourage broad participation

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Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

though day-ahead hourly real- time prices can be continuous,or 15-minute ahead real time price. A facility manager hasyr (though hour-ahead real-time prices can be continuous,

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: Rocky Mountain Institute Focus Area: Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations Topics: Best Practices Website: www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/T08-09_FeebatesLegislativeOption The purpose of this paper is to provide information about feebates. This paper discusses: what a feebate is, why Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) believes a feebate is a valuable tool, recent analysis that RMI had done on feebates, what the current status of the feebate is, and how the feebate could interact with existing laws.

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Business Continuity: IT Risk Management for International Corporations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:Risk Management and Business Continuity are essential for the competitive capacity of any international corporation. The temporary unavailability of technology and services can endanger the existence of any company. It is cruical to ...

Martin Wieczorek; Bob Bartlett; Uwe Naujoks

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in communications and control technology, the strengthening of the Internet, and the growing appreciation of the urgency to reduce demand side energy use are motivating the development of improvements in both energy efficiency and demand response (DR) systems. This paper provides a framework linking continuous energy management and continuous communications for automated demand response (Auto-DR) in various times scales. We provide a set of concepts for monitoring and controls linked to standards and procedures such as Open Automation Demand Response Communication Standards (Open Auto-DR or OpenADR). Basic building energy science and control issues in this approach begin with key building components, systems, end-uses and whole building energy performance metrics. The paper presents a framework about when energy is used, levels of services by energy using systems, granularity of control, and speed of telemetry. DR, when defined as a discrete event, requires a different set of building service levels than daily operations. We provide examples of lessons from DR case studies and links to energy efficiency.

Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila; Ghatikar, Girish

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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IT Capital Planning Corporate Management Improvement Program (CMIP) |  

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

IT Capital Planning Corporate Management Improvement Program (CMIP) IT Capital Planning Corporate Management Improvement Program (CMIP) IT Capital Planning Corporate Management Improvement Program (CMIP) The Corporate Management Improvement Program (CMIP) was initiated by the Department in recognition of the fact that corporate legacy systems that support administrative functions were nearing the end of their life cycles. An investment to replace and modernize severely outdated information technology (IT) systems would prove a much more efficient expenditure of scarce IT dollars than the continued enhancement, maintenance, and operation of legacy systems. CMIP is an initiative to modernize and improve software applications, hardware, and infrastructure which support a wide range of Department-wide IT based business systems. CMIP permits the

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element, December 4, 2012  

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

Subject: Feedback and HS: HSS CRAD 45-21 U.S. Department of Continuous Improvement Rev: 1 Energy Inspection Criteria and Approach Eff. Date: December 4, 2012 - DOE Field Element Office of Safety and ~ Acting Di lector, Oftrce of Safety Emergency Management Evaluations and Emergency Management Evaluations Date: \ ~~ Ll\ \ &.... ~ Page 1 of 15 Criteria Review and Criteria Lead, Feedback and Approach Document Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element Date: \:}.. \~ \1 a- 1.0 PURPOSE Within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight, the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations' mission is to assess the effectiveness of those environment, safety, and health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety

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Work Management Improvement at Louisa Generating Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes results of a Work Management Improvement project at the Louisa Generating Station, MidAmerican Energy Company, Muscatine, Iowa.

2001-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintenance Work Management Improvement: Improving Culture and Work Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Plant Maintenance Optimization (PMO) mission is to develop and demonstrate products and services for improved use of power plant maintenance resources and increased profitability. Based on a series of work management improvement projects, EPRI plans to develop a best practices guideline. As part of this effort, this document details how to improve fossil power plant work culture and work processes.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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The term Continuous Commissioning (CC) was first used by engineers at the Energy Systems Lab (ESL) at Texas A&M University to describe an ongoing process which improves the operation of buildings using measured hourly energy use and environmental data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly data were available to verify that the retrofits were performing as desired, and to analyze the overall building performance. The ESL engineers, using hourly data, site visits, and ESL-developed software [Liu and Claridge 1995], then worked with the facility engineers to fine-tune the building operation. These efforts were so successful that another 15 to 30% of the annual building energy cost was saved ~ and these were in buildings that supposedly had all cost effective retrofits and operating improvements already implemented [Liu 1996].

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continued Development and Improvement of Pneumatic Heavy Vehicles  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this applied research effort led by Georgia Tech Research Institute is the application of pneumatic aerodynamic technology previously developed and patented by us to the design of an appropriate Heavy Vehicle (HV) tractor-trailer configuration, and experimental confirmation of this pneumatic configuration's improved aerodynamic characteristics. In Phases I to IV of our previous DOE program (Reference 1), GTRI has developed, patented, wind-tunnel tested and road-tested blown aerodynamic devices for Pneumatic Heavy Vehicles (PHVs) and Pneumatic Sports Utility Vehicles (PSUVs). To further advance these pneumatic technologies towards HV and SUV applications, additional Phase V tasks were included in the first year of a continuing DOE program (Reference 2). Based on the results of the Phase IV full-scale test programs, these Phase V tasks extended the application of pneumatic aerodynamics to include: further economy and performance improvements; increased aerodynamic stability and control; and safety of operation of Pneumatic HVs. Continued development of a Pneumatic SUV was also conducted during the Phase V program. Phase V was completed in July, 2003; its positive results towards development and confirmation of this pneumatic technology are reported in References 3 and 4. The current Phase VI of this program was incrementally funded by DOE in order to continue this technology development towards a second fuel economy test on the Pneumatic Heavy Vehicle. The objectives of this current Phase VI research and development effort (Ref. 5) fall into two categories: (1) develop improved pneumatic aerodynamic technology and configurations on smaller-scale models of the advanced Pneumatic Heavy Vehicle (PHV); and based on these findings, (2) redesign, modify, and re-test the modified full-scale PHV test vehicle. This second objective includes conduct of an on-road preliminary road test of this configuration to prepare it for a second series of SAE Type-U fuel economy evaluations, as described in Ref. 5. Both objectives are based on the pneumatic technology already developed and confirmed for DOE OHVT/OAAT in Phases I-V. This new Phase VI effort was initiated by contract amendment to the Phase V effort using carryover FY02 funds. This were conducted under a new and distinct project number, GTRI Project A-6935, separate from the Phase I-IV program. However, the two programs are closely integrated, and thus Phase VI continues with the previous program and goals.

Robert J. Englar

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SAFETY CULTURE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE  

SciTech Connect

In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) identified safety culture as one of their top Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) related priorities. A team was formed to address this issue. The team identified a consensus set of safety culture principles, along with implementation practices that could be used by DOE, NNSA, and their contractors. Documented improvement tools were identified and communicated to contractors participating in a year long pilot project. After a year, lessons learned will be collected and a path forward determined. The goal of this effort was to achieve improved safety and mission performance through ISMS continuous improvement. The focus of ISMS improvement was safety culture improvement building on operating experience from similar industries such as the domestic and international commercial nuclear and chemical industry.

MCDONALD JA JR

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approch...  

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

health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety Management and to provide clear, concise, and independent evaluations of performance...

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach...  

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

health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety Management and to provide clear, concise, and independent evaluatiols of performance...

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach...  

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

A, DOE 0 414.1D Quality Assurance and or other applicable regulations); and applicable DOE directives. 1. DOE field element line management has established and implemented...

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Miniature Biofuel Cells with Improved Stability under Continuous Operation  

SciTech Connect

We have developed miniature biofuel cells (BFCs) with dimensions as small as 12x12x9 mm by adopting the design of stackable proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The enzymatic anodes were constructed by using stabilized glucose oxidase (GOx) in the form of crosslinked enzyme clusters (CECs) on the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The combination of stabilized GOx and unbuffered fuel solution resulted in stabilized performance of miniature BFCs under continuous operation for more than 16 hours. This unprecedentedly high operational stability of miniature BFCs opens up new possibilities for many BFC applications.

Fishback, Michael; Youn, Jongkyu; Zhao, Xueyan; Wang, Ping; Park, Hyun-Gyu; Chang, Ho Nam; Kim, Jungbae; Ha, Su Y.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving continuous-variable entanglement distribution by separable states  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the physical mechanism behind the counterintuitive phenomenon, the distribution of continuous-variable entanglement between two distant modes by sending a third separable auxiliary mode between them. For this purpose, we propose a new more simple and more efficient protocol resulting in distributed entanglement with more than an order of the magnitude higher logarithmic negativity than in the previously proposed protocol. This new protocol shows that the distributed entanglement originates from the entanglement of one mode and the auxiliary mode used for distribution which is first destroyed by local correlated noises and restored subsequently by the interference of the auxiliary mode with the second distant separable correlated mode.

Ladislav Mita, Jr.; Natalia Korolkova

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for continuous gravitational waves: improving robustness versus instrumental artifacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The standard multi-detector F-statistic for continuous gravitational waves is susceptible to false alarms from instrumental artifacts, for example monochromatic sinusoidal disturbances (lines). This vulnerability to line artifacts arises because the F-statistic compares the signal hypothesis to a Gaussian-noise hypothesis, and hence is triggered by anything that resembles the signal hypothesis more than Gaussian noise. Various ad-hoc veto methods to deal with such line artifacts have been proposed and used in the past. Here we develop a Bayesian framework that includes an explicit alternative hypothesis to model disturbed data. We introduce a simple line model that defines lines as signal candidates appearing only in one detector. This allows us to explicitly compute the odds between the signal hypothesis and an extended noise hypothesis, resulting in a new detection statistic that is more robust to instrumental artifacts. We present and discuss results from Monte-Carlo tests on both simulated data and on det...

Keitel, David; Papa, Maria Alessandra; Leaci, Paola; Siddiqi, Maham

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Headquarters, CRAD 64-22  

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

6 6 1.0 PURPOSE Within the Office of Independent O\,ersight, the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Evaluations' mission is to assess the effectiveness of those environment, safety, and health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety Management and to provide clear, concise, and independent evaluatio~ls of performance in protecting our workers, the public, and the environment from the hazards associated with Department of Energy (DOE) activities and sites. A key to success is the rigor and comprehensiveness of our process; and as with any process, we continually strive to improve and provide additional value and insight to field operations. Integral to this is our commitment to enhance our program. Therefore, we have revised our Inspection Criteria, Approach, and L,ines

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Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approch - Contractor, CRAD 64-20  

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

4 4 1.0 PURPOSE Within the Office of Independent Oversight, the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Evaluations' mission is to assess the effectiveness of those environment, safety, and health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety Management and to provide clear, concise, and independent evaluations of performance in protecting our workers, the public, and the environment from the hazards associated with Department of Energy (DOE) activities and sites. A key to success is the rigor and comprehensive~~ess of our process; and as with any process, we continually strive to improve aiid provide additional value and insight to field operations. Integral to this is our commitment to enhance our program. Therefore, we have revised our Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines

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Search for continuous gravitational waves: improving robustness versus instrumental artifacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The standard multi-detector F-statistic for continuous gravitational waves is susceptible to false alarms from instrumental artifacts, for example monochromatic sinusoidal disturbances (lines). This vulnerability to line artifacts arises because the F-statistic compares the signal hypothesis to a Gaussian-noise hypothesis, and hence is triggered by anything that resembles the signal hypothesis more than Gaussian noise. Various ad-hoc veto methods to deal with such line artifacts have been proposed and used in the past. Here we develop a Bayesian framework that includes an explicit alternative hypothesis to model disturbed data. We introduce a simple line model that defines lines as signal candidates appearing only in one detector. This allows us to explicitly compute the odds between the signal hypothesis and an extended noise hypothesis, resulting in a new detection statistic that is more robust to instrumental artifacts. We present and discuss results from Monte-Carlo tests on both simulated data and on detector data from the fifth LIGO science run. We find that the line-robust detection statistic retains the detection power of the standard F-statistic in Gaussian noise, while it can be substantially more sensitive in the presence of line artifacts. This new statistic also equals or surpasses the performance of the popular F-statistic consistency veto.

David Keitel; Reinhard Prix; Maria Alessandra Papa; Paola Leaci; Maham Siddiqi

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Energy Management Frontier: The Critical Role of a Systematic Management Approach in Making Technology Improvements Successful  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Improvements in technology certainly play a pivotal role in the quest for increased energy efficiency. However, sophisticated industrial energy users are increasingly learning that technology alone cannot drive long-term, sustainable reductions in energy cost. The role of people within an organization is just as important as technology. In fact, as companies continue to improve their energy efficiency technology, and their production processes, the role of people, and the management approach they are engaged in, takes on an increasingly prominent role in driving additional energy management improvements. This paper will highlight how instituting a systematic approach to the people, or management aspect of energy management, can help ensure that a company first of all undertakes the most beneficial and cost effective technology improvements, and that the benefits of those improvements are, in fact, achieved. Moreover, the paper will demonstrate how such a systematic approach can help identify improvements in energy efficiency that require little or no capital investment, and can lay the groundwork for building on initial energy efficiency improvements in order to achieve long-term, continuous improvement in energy management results.

Feldman, J.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Previous papers have discussed definitions of energyThis paper provides a framework linking continuous energyThe paper presents a framework about when energy is used,

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA, NNSS Continue to Conduct Consequence Management Around...  

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

Center. The responders can deploy to emergencies related to crisis management including nuclear power plant accidents and searches, NASA launches, and transportation accidents...

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Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

minimization Monthly peak demand management Daily time-of-Some tariff designs have peak demand charges that apply tothat may result in a peak demand that occurs in one month to

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Office of Environmental Management Project and Contract Management Improvement Timeline  

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

Improving DOE contract and project management is a top priority of the Departments seniormanagement and entire organization. View some highlights of EMs improvementactions here.

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Continuing Developments in PV Risk Management: Strategies, Solutions, and Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the PV industry matures, successful risk management practices will become more imperative to ensure investor confidence, control costs, and facilitate further growth. This report discusses several key aspects of risk management during the commercial- and utility-scale project life cycle, from identification of risks, to the process of mitigating and allocating those risks among project parties, to transferring those risks through insurance. The report also explores novel techniques in PV risk management, options to offload risks onto the capital markets, and innovative insurance policies (namely warranty policies) that address risks unique to the PV sector. One of the major justifications for robust risk management in the PV industry is the cost-reduction opportunities it affords. If the PV industry can demonstrate the capability to successfully manage its risks, thereby inspiring confidence in financiers, it may be able to obtain a lower cost of capital in future transactions. A lower cost of capital translates to a lower cost of energy, which will in turn enhance PV?s competitiveness at a time when it will have to rely less on subsidies to support its market penetration.

Lowder, T.; Mendelsohn, M.; Speer, B.; Hill, R.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-dimensional building performance data management for continuous commissioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current buildings' performance assessment tools are deficient in their ability to integrate and process building monitoring data to generate actionable information that can assist in achieving a higher level of building performance. Therefore, this paper ... Keywords: Building performance, Data warehouse, Energy management, Multi-dimensional data analysis, User interfaces

Ammar Ahmed; Joern Ploennigs; Karsten Menzel; Brian Cahill

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MINERVA: model driven and service oriented framework for the continuous business process improvement and related tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The importance and benefits of Business Process Management (BPM) for organizations are nowadays broadly recognized, as not only the business area but also the information technology one are embracing and adopting the paradigm. The implementation of business ... Keywords: business process, business process management (BPM), improvement, model driven development (MDD), service oriented computing (SOC)

Andrea Delgado; Francisco Ruiz; Ignacio Garca-Rodrguez de Guzmn; Mario Piattini

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Inventory Management in Small Business.  

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?? Introduction: The growth of small business is fast and their impact on the economy is becoming bigger. How to manage the inventory effectively and (more)

Bai, Lining

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Control and System Operation Through the Continuous Commissioning Process: A Case Study  

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Utilization of the Continuous Commissioning process is presented in the case of the Consolidated Mission Support Center office building at Travis Air Force Base in Travis, California. The CC process was applied to the building in early 2003. The examination of the heating, ventilating, and airconditioning (HVAC) and control systems revealed several areas where considerable improvement could be made, including air handling unit (AHU) operational parameters, terminal box and water loop operation, and Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) functionality. It also aided in the identification of mechanical systems needing repair. The optimization of the HVAC systems and advanced utilization of the EMCS reduced the combined heating and cooling energy consumption by 26% without capital intensive upgrades. Cooling energy decreased by 10%, heating energy was cut by over 40%, and fan power decreased by 28%. A hidden benefit to the implementation of the CC process is the reduction in the human capital required to operate the building. Prior to commissioning, significant time was spent changing system operating setpoints in an attempt to save energy. These efforts are no longer required.

Redmann, N.; Liu, M.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics-Based Feedback Cycles for Software Life-Cycle Management and Process Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper summarizes a global organizational feedback cycle, composed of four component feedback cycles, by which the COCOMO II cost estimation model [Boehm et al., 2000] can be used for (1) project or product line scoping; (2) project or product line management; (3) model recalibration to changing circumstances; and (4) evaluation project, product line, or organizational continuous process improvement initiatives

Barry Boehm

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Energy Management during Anode Setting Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Aluminum Reduction Technology. Presentation Title, Improved Energy...

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Chapter 5, "License Renewal and Aging Management for Continued Service  

SciTech Connect

As of August 2011, there were 104 commercial nuclear power reactors licensed to operate in 31 states in the United States. Initial operating licenses in the United States are granted for a period of 40 years. In order to help assure an adequate energy supply, the USNRC has established a timely license renewal process and clear requirements that are needed to ensure safe plant operation for an extended plant life. The principals of license renewal and the basic requirements that address license renewal are identified as well as additional sources of guidance that can be utilized as part of the license renewal process. Aging management program inspections and operating experience related to the concrete and steel containment structures are provided. Finally, several lessons learned are provided based on containment operating experience.

Naus, Dan J [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous-discrete simulation-based decision making framework for solid waste management and recycling programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solid waste produced as a by-product of our daily activities poses a major threat to societies as populations grow and economic development advances. Consequently, the effective management of solid waste has become a matter of critical importance for ... Keywords: Continuous-discrete modeling, Modeling of large scale systems, Recycling systems, Simulation based optimization, Solid waste management systems

Eric D. Antmann, Xiaoran Shi, Nurcin Celik, Yading Dai

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACHIEVING 800 KW CW BEAM POWER AND CONTINUING ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS IN CEBAF*  

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ACHIEVING 800 KW CW BEAM POWER AND CONTINUING ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS IN CEBAF* C. E. Reece Thomas, CEBAF at Jefferson Lab has demonstrated its full capacity of sustained 800 kW beam power. All systems the energy reach of CEBAF, we began a program of processing all installed cryomodules. This processing has

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Maintenance Work Management -- Best Practices Guidelines: Maintenance Assessment and Improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report on maintenance work management best practices is part of EPRI's Plant Maintenance Optimization (PMO) development efforts. Based on a series of assessment and improvement projects, the report describes the process and typical results.

1998-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Production system improvement : floor area reduction and visual management  

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This thesis suggests on the development process of a new layout design and visual management tools to improve the efficiency of a production line in a medical device company. Lean production philosophy and common lean ...

Chen, Zhuling, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost management improvement in the Office of Environmental Management 1991-1995. Progress report  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has been proactive in meeting the cost management challenges of environmental management activities. EM recognized the need for defining and establishing good cost management practices and has, during the first half of the 1990s, initiated more than a dozen major cost-management-related activities that have resulted in: Measureable improvement in cost-and cost-related management practices; Improved communication between field and Headquarters and among field sites; Development of cost management tools; Hiring of cost professionals; Involving regulators and stakeholders early in the planning process. The purposes of this progress report are to summarize EM`s cost management initiatives, report on the results of its proactive approach to cleaning up the environment at reasonable cost, and identify future cost management needs.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendations for improvements to program and project management  

SciTech Connect

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has operated with a balanced matrix organization for over sixteen years. Much of the work at the Laboratory is accomplished with good customer satisfaction through programs, projects, and matrix management. During the past several years concerns about program and project management at ORNL have been expressed by both the Department of Energy and ORNL staff. In May 1993 the ORNL Division/Program/Office Directors Caucus chartered a ``fox team`` to identity and to recommend improvements to matrix management that would lead to resolution of these concerns. Nine experienced ORNL staff members served on this Matrix Management Upgrade Solutions Team (MMUST). The MMUST adopted a four-phase approach in which they first gathered information and then developed and proposed recommended actions. In the fourth phase the team was available to support implementation of the recommendations. They began work in June 1993, gathering and evaluating information in biweekly meetings for six months. Recommendations developed in October and November 1993 were presented to ORNL management in December. The MMUST issued three principal recommendations based on their evaluation of the information gathered. They are: Renew and enhance the ORNL management commitment to matrix management, program managers, and project managers; Implement actions to ensure career path parity between the program/project manager family of positions and the technical line manager family of positions across all directorates and divisions; and Clarify and document program/project manager roles, responsibilities, and authorities.

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1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Controls: Lighting Energy Management for Retrofit and New Construction Projects  

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The rising interest of specifiers and end-users in Lighting Energy Management (LEM) control equipment has led to an increased need for further education in the selection, capabilities and applications of such equipment. This paper addresses these and related points for a particular type of LEM equipment referred to as "continuous controls." More specifically, the need for such equipment and its performance are reviewed. The remainder of the paper discusses the capabilities and applications of continuous control equipment for retrofit and new construction projects. Particular attention is drawn to the need for specifiers and end-users to become more control conscious as continuous controls become more fully integrated into building design.

Schuett, R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response to Director's Review of Fermilab Project Management Improvement Initiatives  

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Response to Director's Review of Fermilab Project Management Improvement Initiatives Response to Director's Review of Fermilab Project Management Improvement Initiatives May 14, 2013 Executive Summary Fermilab is entering a new, transitional era defined by the transformation from operating a very large experimental facility over several decades to managing and delivering a portfolio of new projects within technical performance, budget and schedule expectations. Throughout CY12, internal and external reviews identified some systemic weaknesses in execution of some construction activities and fabrication of components, including procurement planning and execution, cost estimating, and internal project communication. These Project Management System concerns have the potential to impact other projects and operational activities at the Laboratory if not addressed. Coincident with the

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Method and apparatus for improved melt flow during continuous strip casting  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The continuous casting of metal strip using the melt overflow process is improved by controlling the weir conditions in the nozzle to provide a more uniform flow of molten metal across the width of the nozzle and reducing the tendency for freezing of metal along the interface with refractory surfaces. A weir design having a sloped rear wall and tapered sidewalls and critical gap controls beneath the weir has resulted in the drastic reduction in edge tearing and a significant improvement in strip uniformity. The floor of the container vessel is preferably sloped and the gap between the nozzle and the rotating substrate is critically controlled. The resulting flow patterns observed with the improved casting process have reduced thermal gradients in the bath, contained surface slag and eliminated undesirable solidification near the discharge area by increasing the flow rates at those points.

Follstaedt, Donald W. (Middletown, OH); King, Edward L. (Trenton, OH); Schneider, Ken C. (Dayton, OH)

1991-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance  

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

Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance

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Environmental Management FY 2006 Budget Request DRAFT  

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

Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement GAO Criteria to Demonstrate Success 2 Significant Effort Expended * Project and Contract Management improvement history -...

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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10) System improvements Improved load management MaintenanceSystems Motor management plan Strategic motor selection Maintenance

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management Assessment of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of the Environmental Management Assessment performed at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) in Newport News, Virginia. During this assessment, activities and records were reviewed and interviews were conducted with personnel from the CEBAF Site Office; the CEBAF management and operating contractor (M&O), Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA); the Oak Ridge Field Office (OR); and the responsible DOE Headquarters Program Office, the Office of Energy Research (ER). The onsite portion of the assessment was conducted from March 8 through March 19, 1993, by the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24) located within the office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). DOE 5482.1 B, ``Environment, Safety and Health Appraisal Program,`` and Secretary of Energy Notice (SEN)-6E-92, ``Departmental Organizational and Management Arrangements,`` establish the mission of EH-24 to provide comprehensive, independent oversight of Department-wide environmental programs on behalf of the Secretary of Energy. The ultimate goal of EH-24 is enhancement of environmental protection and minimization of risk to public health and the environment. EH-24 accomplishes its mission utilizing systematic and periodic evaluations of the Department`s environmental programs within line organizations, and through use of supplemental activities which serve to strengthen self-assessment and oversight functions within program, field, and contractor organizations.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Environmental Management Project Manager`s Handbook for improved project definition  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to providing high quality products that satisfy customer needs and are the associated with this goal, DOE personnel must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure successful job performance. In addition, there must be recognition that the greatest obstacle to proper project performance is inadequate project definition. Without strong project definition, DOE environmental management efforts are vulnerable to fragmented solutions, duplication of effort, and wastes resources. The primary means of ensuring environmental management projects meet cost and schedule milestones is through a structured and graded approach to project definition, which is the focus of this handbook.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecosystem and Wildlife Implications of Brush: Management System Designed to Improve Water Runoff and Percolation  

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With the settlement of Texas and establishment of ranchers to produce cattle, there was an effort to maximize beef production. This caused serious overgrazing. In addition, there was a reduced incidence of fires across the landscape to clear out brush. These factors led to deterioration of the grazing lands and provided an opportunity for invasive intrusion by brush and other species onto the land and riparian zones. There has been a large-scale conversion from grasslands and savannahs to wildlands over the last 150 years (Scholes and Archer, 1997). The overall impacts are significantly impaired uplands and reduced percolation and surface flow of water from rainfall which caused changes and loss in basic aquatic and terrestrial habitat. The State of Texas adopted a program to study and implement brush management systems across the state to improve the water availability in streams, rivers, reservoirs and aquifers, as well as to improve the rangelands. The feasibility studies have shown great promise for improving ranchland and improving the water situation. However, there is less known about the aquatic and wildlife species response implications of brush management. Certainly, there are opportunities for improving the viability of an ecosystem through brush management strategies and continuing management practices. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in hydrology and biological diversity associated with brush management in two watersheds where significant data was already available. This study focused on assessing the aquatic and terrestrial species implications related to specified brush management strategies over time. This involved an integrated analysis including modeling of the landscape, assessing biological diversity and developing economic implications for the two watersheds (Twin Buttes and Edwards regions). Thus, this study is comprised of three parts: modeling of brush management strategies temporally, assessing biological diversity (aquatic and terrestrial) and estimating economic implications. This represents a complex analysis involving variable units and multiple disciplines. Previous feasibility studies of brush removal have been targeted at maximizing water runoff. This analysis is an extension that is designed to examine the implications of brush management under a more restrictive set of brush removal criteria that were chosen based upon wildlife considerations. To achieve the integration of hydrologic modeling, range ecology, and economic implications, there were three team meetings bringing together all components to review status and set priorities for the remainder of the work. In addition, scientists in the three basic groups of specialization interacted daily along with representatives of the Corps of Engineers to assure that each decision was reflected in other parts of the analyses. The major addition of this analysis to brush management feasibility studies being conducted as part of the Texas brush management plan is the consideration of wildlife and aquatic biota and assessing changes in biological diversity likely to result from alternative brush management scenarios.

Arrington, D. Albrey; Conner, Richard; Dugas, William; Hejl, Sallie; Magness, Dawn; Muttiah, Ranjan; Olenick, Keith; Rosenthal, Wes; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Winemiller, Kirk O.; Zinn, Michele; Wilkins, Neal; Amonett, Carl; Bednarz, Steve; Dybala, Tim; Griffith, Rebecca; Jarboe, Hank

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving scalability and fault tolerance in an application managment infrastructure  

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its communication infrastructure. As part of the RandTreeAPPLICATION MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE A Thesis submitted inApplication Management Infrastructure by Nickolay Topilski

Topilski, Nickolay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Upscaling & Well Placement Strategies for Tight Gas Reservoir Simulation and Management  

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Tight gas reservoirs provide almost one quarter of the current U.S. domestic gas production, with significant projected increases in the next several decades in both the U.S. and abroad. These reservoirs constitute an important play type, with opportunities for improved reservoir simulation & management, such as simulation model design, well placement. Our work develops robust and efficient strategies for improved tight gas reservoir simulation and management. Reservoir simulation models are usually acquired by upscaling the detailed 3D geologic models. Earlier studies of flow simulation have developed layer-based coarse reservoir simulation models, from the more detailed 3D geologic models. However, the layer-based approach cannot capture the essential sand and flow. We introduce and utilize the diffusive time of flight to understand the pressure continuity within the fluvial sands, and develop novel adaptive reservoir simulation grids to preserve the continuity of the reservoir sands. Combined with the high resolution transmissibility based upscaling of flow properties, and well index based upscaling of the well connections, we can build accurate simulation models with at least one order magnitude simulation speed up, but the predicted recoveries are almost indistinguishable from those of the geologic models. General practice of well placement usually requires reservoir simulation to predict the dynamic reservoir response. Numerous well placement scenarios require many reservoir simulation runs, which may have significant CPU demands. We propose a novel simulation-free screening approach to generate a quality map, based on a combination of static and dynamic reservoir properties. The geologic uncertainty is taken into consideration through an uncertainty map form the spatial connectivity analysis and variograms. Combining the quality map and uncertainty map, good infill well locations and drilling sequence can be determined for improved reservoir management. We apply this workflow to design the infill well drilling sequence and explore the impact of subsurface also, for a large-scale tight gas reservoir. Also, we evaluated an improved pressure approximation method, through the comparison with the leading order high frequency term of the asymptotic solution. The proposed pressure solution can better predict the heterogeneous reservoir depletion behavior, thus provide good opportunities for tight gas reservoir management.

Zhou, Yijie

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Web-based feedback system: the life cycle management as continuous maintenance of apartment facility information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research investigates the feasibility of web technology as a means of delivering facility information for better support of facility operations and maintenance. This study proposes a web-based feedback system as a pragmatic solution to the limitations of current facility management (FM) processes, increasing the efficiency of these processes via web technology. In practice, work orders and records are often misplaced, resulting in reduced efficiencies, redundancies, and time-consuming, costly tasks. This problem may be overcome by use of a system that stores information digitally and provides a web-based interface. The interface could allow operations personnel to create documentation, share and monitor work orders, provide feedback for service online, and facilitate communication between facility teams. The benefit for a FM department is that it can receive feedback on performance, which would improve the quality of service and build a record of practical experiences. In this research, the software was tested using two types of prototype testing: first, system testing to evaluate functionality, usability and capability; and second, a post-task questionnaire survey was conducted to test and review the concept, interface, and usability of the system. Facility Management Industry Advisor Council (FMIAC) members answered the questionnaires after using the system posted on the web. By using web-based feedback system, a facility web site can be created and maintained easily through a standard web browser. The questionnaires from the FMIAC members were analyzed to test research questions. The tests show that the software aids facilities managers in maintaining living documents of their facilities.

Jeong, Jin Su

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Improving service continuity: IT disaster prevention and mitigation for data centers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data centers provide highly-scalable and reliable computing for enterprise services such as web hosting, email, applications, and file storage. Because they integrate a range of different systems, data center administration is a complex process. Managing ... Keywords: data centers, infrastructure, it disaster recovery, mitigation

Louis Turnbull, Henry Ochieng, Chris Kadlec, Jordan Shropshire

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey Report: Improving Integration of Program Management and Systems Engineering  

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Formanyyears,aculturalbarrierhasexistedbetweenpractitionersofsystemsengineeringandofprogrammanagement.Somesystemsengineersandprogrammanagershavedevelopedthemindsetthattheirworkactivitiesar ...

Conforto, Edivandro

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EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day  

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

Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day Workshop EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day Workshop March 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis ORLANDO, Fla. - EM held a three-day workshop in Orlando this month focusing on strategies to improve contract and project management across the EM complex. More than 100 EM employees attended the 2012 Contract and Project Management Workshop for a series of briefings and working sessions by dozens of EM leaders, including federal procurement and project directors. The event, held March 20-22, was hosted by EM's Office of Acquisition and Project Management. "There was a wide range of discussions on many aspects of contract and project management for our acquisition professionals throughout EM, as well

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EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day  

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

EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day Workshop EM Focuses on Contract, Project Management Improvements in Three-Day Workshop March 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis ORLANDO, Fla. - EM held a three-day workshop in Orlando this month focusing on strategies to improve contract and project management across the EM complex. More than 100 EM employees attended the 2012 Contract and Project Management Workshop for a series of briefings and working sessions by dozens of EM leaders, including federal procurement and project directors. The event, held March 20-22, was hosted by EM's Office of Acquisition and Project Management. "There was a wide range of discussions on many aspects of contract and project management for our acquisition professionals throughout EM, as well

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Luminant's Big Brown Plant wins for continuous improvement and safety programs  

SciTech Connect

Staff from Luminant's Big Brown Plant accepted the PRB Coal Users' Group's top honour for innovative improvements to coal-handling systems and a sterling safety record. The numbers reveal their accomplishments: an average EFOR less than 4%, an availability factor averaging 90% for a plant that burns a lignite/PRB mix, and staff who worked more than 2.6 million man-hours since March 2000 without a lost-time injury. 13 photos., 1 tab.

Peltier, R.

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A continuous heat regenerative adsorption refrigerator using spiral plate heat exchanger as adsorbers: improvements  

SciTech Connect

Spiral plate heat exchangers as adsorbers have been proposed, and a prototype heat regenerative adsorption refrigerator using activated carbon-methanol pair has been developed and tested. Various improvements have been made, the authors get a specific cooling power for 2.6 kg-ice/day-kg adsorbent at the condition of generation temperature lower than 100 C. Discussions on the arrangements of thermal cycles and influences of design are shown.

Wang, R.Z.; Wu, J.Y.; Xu, Y.X. [Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China). Inst. of Refrigeration and Cryogenics

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-line continuous monitoring system improve water plant EOR performance  

SciTech Connect

To optimize water plant performance and reduce maintenance expense, Unocal has installed a continuous produced-water monitoring system at its Dome water plant, which serves an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project east of Bakersfield, Calif. These EOR leases are producing approximately 12,000 b/d of oil by injection of 40,000 equivalent b/d of steam. More than 75% of the water required for steaming is obtained by recycling produced water through separation and filtration stages to remove the residual oil and solids. The recycled water is then softened prior to being returned to the steam generators. Under normal operating conditions, produced water received at the main collection tank ranges from 50-200 ppm oil, and is reduced to 5 ppm or less downstream of the dissolved air flotation unit. The plant has been in operation for over 8 years and during that time has experienced the usual number of upsets in the oil-water separation system. These upsets have resulted in additional maintenance expenses to clean fouled garnet and anthracite in the multimedia filters, replace cartridge filter elements, and clean (sometimes replace) softener resin. Direct costs associated with these failures were estimated to be in excess of $30,000/year. Unocal had tried monitoring systems, with poor results due to low reliability or insufficient accuracy before it found a satisfactory system. It was an MPS-3000 in-line continuous monitor, manufactured by the Micro Pure Division of Rexnord Automation. Unlike previously tested monitors, this unit operates on a detection principle of reflected ultrasonic energy, a low maintenance design which would theoretically be unaffected by components other than oil and solids in the produced water.

Morin, R.J.; Gaucher, D.E.

1986-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving virtual appliance management through virtual layered file systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Managing many computers is difficult. Recent virtualization trends exacerbate this problem by making it easy to create and deploy multiple virtual appliances per physical machine, each of which can be configured with different applications and utilities. ...

Shaya Potter; Jason Nieh

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FBLT: a real-time contention manager with improved schedulability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider software transactional memory (STM) concurrency control for embedded multicore real-time software, and present a novel contention manager for resolving transactional conflicts, called FBLT. We upper bound transactional retries and task response ...

Mohammed Elshambakey, Binoy Ravindran

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving web site security with data flow management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation describes two systems, RESIN and BFLow, whose goal is to help Web developers build more secure Web sites. RESIN and BFLOW use data flow management to help reduce the security risks of using buggy or ...

Yip, Alexander Siumann, 1979-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Improvement of Pot Hardware in Continuous Hot Dipping Processes Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The process of continuous galvanizing of rolled sheet steel includes immersion into a bath of molten zinc/aluminum alloy. The steel strip is dipped in the molten bath through a series of driving motors and rollers which control the speed and tension of the strip, with the ability to modify both the amount of coating applied to the steel as well as the thickness and width of the sheet being galvanized. There are three rolls used to guide the steel strip through the molten metal bath. The rolls that operate in the molten Zn/Al are subject to a severely corrosive environment and require frequent changing. The performance of this equipment, the metallic hardware submerged in the molten Zn/Al bath, is the focus of this research. The primary objective of this research is to extend the performance life of the metallic hardware components of molten Zn/Al pot hardware by an order of magnitude. Typical galvanizing operations experience downtimes on the order of every two weeks to change the metallic hardware submerged in the molten metal bath. This is an expensive process for industry which takes upwards of 3 days for a complete turn around to resume normal operation. Each roll bridle consists of a sink, stabilizer, and corrector roll with accompanying bearing components. The cost of the bridle rig with all components is as much as $25,000 dollars just for materials. These inefficiencies are of concern to the steel coating companies and serve as a potential market for many materials suppliers. This research effort served as a bridge between the market potential and industry need to provide an objective analytical and mechanistic approach to the problem of wear and corrosion of molten metal bath hardware in a continuous sheet galvanizing line. The approach of the investigators was to provide a means of testing and analysis that was both expeditious and cost effective. The consortium of researchers from West Virginia University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed several test apparatuses that were designed to work in concert so that the process of developing and evaluating new materials and material combinations could be carried out in the most effective manner. ORNL focused on the long-term effects of static and dynamic corrosion on the hardware. Their efforts have yielded corrosion data in terms of mass loss for a large database of materials for immersion times in excess of 6000 hours. In addition, they have developed a new series of alloy, designated ORNL Alloy 4-x. Several variants of Alloy 4 were tested for corrosion and wear performance. Another effective method for protecting bearing components is through the use of weld overlays or laser cladding. ORNL worked with several project partners to develop a weld overlay process for cladding of 316L stainless steel with metallic materials that are much more corrosion and wear resistant. This method provides super-alloy performance that is more affordable. WVU was tasked to study wear of the bearing materials along with mechanisms of dross buildup on the roll surface. A small scale screening test apparatus was developed for the purpose quickly evaluating wear performance of candidate superalloys, ceramics, and coatings through the use of a ball-and-seat testing combination. This combination uses a fraction of the material used in full-scale bearing applications. With this system, WVU has been able to conduct hundreds of tests on various combinations of materials that mimic a wide variety of operating conditions for the galvanizing lines. The small scale wear tester was used to perform both direct correlation to galvanizing line conditions and to act as a screening mechanism for prototype-scale testing at WVU?s airport bearing materials testing facility. In addition, the studies on the effect of contact pressure and velocity on the bearing wear rate lead to the design and subsequent patent application for a fixed-shaft roll design that has the potential for increasing the bearing life by a factor of 2. The prototype-scale bearing test apparatus was donated by one of our proje

Xingbo Liu

2006-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management System  

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

Management System Management System Environmental Management System An Environmental Management System is a systematic method for assessing mission activities, determining the environmental impacts of those activities, prioritizing improvements, and measuring results. May 30, 2012 The continuous improvement cycle Our Environmental Management System encourages continuous improvement of our environmental performance. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Managing our effects on the environment We are committed to protecting the environment while conducting our national security and energy-related missions. Laboratory Environmental Governing Policy What is the Environmental Management System? It covers every program in the Laboratory

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Improving Health Care Management Through the Use of Dynamic Simulation Modeling and Health Information Systems  

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To better understand the performance of hospital operations in response to IT-enabled improvement, this paper reports the results of a system dynamics model designed to improve core medical processes. Utilizing system dynamics modeling and emerging Health ... Keywords: Health Information Systems, Heath Care, Hospital Management, Process Improvement, System Dynamics

Daniel Goldsmith; Michael Siegel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING CONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT  

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING CONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Introduction In December 2010, the Deputy Secretary convened a summit to discuss strategies for improving contract and project management. The participants addressed six issues, which were identified as barriers to improved performance, including: Project and contract alignment, change control, and truing-up contracts; Program/project prioritization and funding alignment; Contract administration including surveillance, monitoring and oversight; Roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and contracting officer representatives; Accountability and aligning incentives; Adequate project and contract management staffing. As a result of the summit discussions, the Department will implement the strategies outlined in

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Proceedings from EPRI's Improve Overall Substations Maintenance (37B) & HVCB Life Management (37F) Task Force  

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EPRI's Improve Overall Substations Maintenance (37B) and High Voltage Circuit Breaker (HVCB) Life Management (37F) Task Force met December 5, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. This technical update contains the proceedings of the meeting.

2008-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Reverse supply chain forecasting and decision modeling for improved inventory management  

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This thesis details research performed during a six-month engagement with Verizon Wireless (VzW) in the latter half of 2012. The key outcomes are a forecasting model and decision-support framework to improve management of ...

Petersen, Brian J. (Brian Jude)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Management Program In order to have a successful Energy Management Program, it should be continuous and not an  

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chillers, cooling towers, to a ventilation system involving supply fans (coils), supply fans (furnace required to provide lighting, heating and cooling to all Medical Center buildings on campus. Physical and optimize energy use while maintaining or improving building heating and cooling comfort. Every dollar

Raucher, Drazen

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Technical solution and GIS for improving the waste management in Sibiu surrouding area  

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This paper creates a role model to simplify and streamline how waste management is currently in Romania. This model can be further improved and extended to larger scale. To begin an analysis was made concrete in the Sibiu Surroundings on the current ... Keywords: compactor, composting, database, management, redigitize, waste

Sorin Borza; Carmen Simion; Ioan Bandrea

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Risk and Improving Financial Performance for an Aging Turbo-Generator Fleet  

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This document is a brief guide for maintenance staff on effectively using the PowerPoint slideshow, A Proposal to Better Manage Risk and Improve Financial Performance of an Aging Turbo-Generator Fleet, as a starting point for discussing the issue with plant management.

2008-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The implementation dynamics of continuous improvement throughout the corporate hierarchy based on lean six sigma at DTE energy by Timothy David Quinn.  

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This dissertation comprises a case study and formal simulation model of DTE Energy's Lean Six Sigma continuous-improvement (CI) program from its inception in 1998 through the end of 2009. The case history is based on ...

Quinn, Timothy David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation based data interpretation techniques for improved power system management  

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There is now considerable pressure on electric utilities to operate their systems in the most efficient manner possible and to provide increased quality of service to customers. This pressure, coupled with the decreasing availability of reserve margins dictates that there is a requirement for comprehensive system operation support through, among other things, the provision of quality information relating to the behavior of the primary and secondary systems. This paper will show how the data available within modern substation control and management systems can be exploited in a cost-effective manner, through the implementation of advanced substation functions in an open systems environment. Certain functions which are presently carried out at the control center could be distributed (or partially distributed) to the substation. These functions may provide the utility staff with quality information, which can in turn be used to satisfy the objectives of increasing quality and security of supply, in addition to optimizing the utility`s information, maintenance and asset management functions.

Booth, C.; McDonald, J.R. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Centre for Electrical Power Engineering; Laycock, W.J.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continous Improvement, 3/21/95  

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The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues in a manner that fosters continuous improvement. The...

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Quantifying improvements in the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) process from the implementation of information management strategies within materials management  

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Throughout all industries where material flow or handling is involved, employers have implemented various information management technologies with the following goals: 1) to reduce cost, time, and effort, 2) to improve productivity, 3) to streamline the process, 4) to improve product quality, and 5) to attain a competitive advantage. This study quantifies time and cost impacts on the Engineering Procurement-Construction (EPC) process due to the implementation of information management strategies within materials management related activities. The EPC process was schematically mapped and field data from both owner and contractor companies was collected to serve as the baseline condition. Twenty specific materials management related activities were modeled in detail and also loaded with associated field collected time and cost data. Process changes within these activities were analyzed through Monte Carlo simulation. These process changes were used to modify the baseline values for the EPC process and measure the overall impact. Throughout the previous five years, the activity time involved in an EPC project has decreased slightly (4% probability that a 0.584 unit change has occurred) while the greatest improvements occurred in project cost (8.7% probability that a 3.6135 unit change will occur) and schedule (7.2% probability that a 0.501 unit of change will occur). Information management strategies implemented within bulk commodities or standard engineered equipment had the greatest influence upon elapsed time (schedule), and activity time (total effort). Cost was influenced most heavily by the implementation of information management strategies within specialty engineered equipment and fabricated items. The probability that a 6,474 unit change will occur) while more gradual improvements are forecasted to occur in project cost (5.2"/o probability that 1.8395 unit change will occur) and schedule (16.9% probability that 1.7 units change will occur). Information management strategies implemented within bulk commodities will have the greatest influence upon elapsed time, while strategies implemented within fabricated items will have the greatest influence upon activity time and activity cost. Improvements within fabricated items also improve elapsed time significantly.

Toon, Jeffrey Lee

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Energy Management of the HVAC&R System in an Office Building System Operation and Energy Consumption for the Eight Years after Building Completion  

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The authors continuously studied the energy consumption of a heating, ventilating, air- conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) system in an office for the operation of the system in terms of its expected performance. A fault in the system control setting was detected, and the system performance improved significantly as a result of correcting the fault. Recently, however, problematic issues, such as the malfunction of chillers and deteriorated performance of the heat exchangers, have emerged, resulting in the degradation of overall system performance. This paper describes (a) changes in the energy consumption of the building over a period of eight years during which the HVAC&R system was operated, and (b) problematic issues that arose during system operation in order to identify the energy-saving effects of the system found when energy management of the building is continuously practiced. In this HVAC&R system, about 25% of electric power consumption for wintertime could be saved by checking the system operation during the first two years. After that, the electric power consumption gradually increased due to the system deterioration until 2004, but it decreased again by properly dealing with the problems.

Akashi, Y.; Shinozaki, M.; Kusuda, R.; Ito, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Office of Environmental Management  

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Environmental Management Environmental Management Project and Contract Management Improvement Timeline Improving DOE contract and project management is a top priority of the Department's senior management and entire organization. The DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) has put in place a "Roadmap" for Journey to Excellence that sets specific performance expectations for continuous improvements in contract and project management. Following are some highlights of EM's improvement actions over the past five years. In 2006, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) began a study of EM, which included acquisition and project management among its key focus areas. The resultant report from the study,

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Report: Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management  

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REPORT TO THE REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee December 5, 2011 Introduction: This report provides a comprehensive summary of the work performed by the Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee (APMS) of the Environmental Management Advisory Board, since tasking in March 2010. In particular, this report includes the summary observations developed and recommendations previously approved by the EMAB on the Subcommittee's work and presented to the then Assistant Secretary of Environmental Management (EM). As the

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RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN INTERFACE MANAGEMENT FOR HANFORDS WASTE TREATMENT AND IMMOBILIZATION PLANT - 13263  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for management and completion of the River Protection Project (RPP) mission, which comprises both the Hanford Site tank farms operations and the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The RPP mission is to store, retrieve and treat Hanford's tank waste; store and dispose of treated wastes; and close the tank farm waste management areas and treatment facilities by 2047. The WTP is currently being designed and constructed by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) for DOE-ORP. BNI relies on a number oftechnical services from other Hanford contractors for WTP's construction and commissioning. These same services will be required of the future WTP operations contractor. The WTP interface management process has recently been improved through changes in organization and technical issue management documented in an Interface Management Plan. Ten of the thirteen active WTP Interface Control Documents (ICDs) have been revised in 2012 using the improved process with the remaining three in progress. The value of the process improvements is reflected by the ability to issue these documents on schedule.

ARM ST; PELL MJ; VAN MEIGHEM JS; DUNCAN GM; HARRINGTON C

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Coordination of a distribution level continuously controlled compensation device with existing substation equipment for long term VAR management  

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The implementation of a continuously controlled reactive compensation device, such as an SVC or a static condenser'' (STATCON), in a distribution-level substation provides opportunities to improve power quality and reliability due to the speed of response of such a device. Further benefits can be gained by coordinating the reactive compensation device and its related controls with other substation voltage control equipment, such as load tap changing (LTC) transformers and mechanically-switched capacitors. The results presented in this paper illustrate the impact that a [+-] 12 Mvar STATCON can have on a 150 MW, 12.5 kV load bus, in the Commonwealth Edison power system. Three control concepts for various levels of integration of the substation STATCON, LTCs, and mechanically-switched capacitors are presented. With broader application of SVCs and STATCONs at distribution substations, various other control strategies may also evolve.

Paserba, J.J.; Leonard, D.J.; Miller, N.W. (GE Industrial and Power Systems, Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.); Lauby, M.G. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)); Naumann, S.T. (Commonwealth Edison Co., Chicago, IL (United States)); Sener, F.P. (PHE Consulting, Brecksville, OH (United States))

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a mult-objective strategic management approach to improve decisions for pavement management practices in local agencies  

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Multiple objectives are often used by agencies trying to manage pavement networks. Often alternative investment strategies can accomplish the agencies target objectives. If the goal is to achieve the target objectives at the minimum cost, an approach is needed to assist agencies in identifying investment strategies capable of meeting the targets while minimizing costs. The approach used by the agency should not be limited to an analytical method to mathematically solve the funding allocation problem. Finding mechanisms to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the investment strategy over time is a great challenge that needs to be addressed by the approach. The challenge is even greater for local agencies where resources are usually limited. This research develops a multi-objective strategic management approach oriented to improving decisions for pavement management practices in local agencies. In this approach, target objectives are tied to key pavement network parameters in the management process. A methodology to identify the best combination of projects to meet target objectives at the minimum cost while maximizing treatment effectiveness is provided as a result of the research. Concepts from the pavement management program (PMP) of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) of the San Francisco Bay Area were used as a basis for developing the methodology. Four pavement network parameters are considered for setting the target objectives over the agencys planning horizon: the average network pavement condition index (PCI), average network remaining life, percent of the pavement network in good condition, and percent of the pavement network in poor and very poor condition. Results from a case study show that funding allocation methods influence the allocation of preservation and rehabilitation funds among pavement network groups, affecting budget estimates and future condition of the pavement network. It is also concluded that the use of mechanisms that facilitate data integration and the flow of knowledge across management levels can contribute to making better informed decisions. Hence, the adoption of the multi-objective strategic pavement management approach developed in this dissertation should lead to identifying more efficient investment strategies for achieving the pavement network state desired by a local agency at a minimum cost.

Chang Albitres, Carlos Martin

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-05-274 Contract Management: Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts  

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Secretary of Defense Secretary of Defense March 2005 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts GAO-05-274 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-274. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact David E. Cooper at (617) 788-0555 or cooperd@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-274, a report to the Secretary of Defense March 2005 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts Surveillance varied on the 90 contracts we reviewed. Surveillance was insufficient on 26 of the contracts we reviewed but was sufficient on

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Program Management | Department of Energy  

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Management Management Program Management Safety The Office of Environmental Management's (EM) top priority is to ensure proper implementation and continuous improvement of Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS) in the EM complex and to serve as a focal point for EM safety standards and policy development and interpretation and interfaces with internal/external oversight organizations Read more Acquisition The Office of Environmental Management strives to assure effective project, acquisition, and contract management, by working closely with senior level officials in Headquarters and Field Managers; external stakeholders; and major contractors for the purpose of achieving acquisition and project management objectives of the Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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Quality through Managed Improvement and Measurement (QMIM): Towards a Phased Development and Implementation of a Quality Management System for a Software Company  

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The paper describes results of a longitudinal study of developments in the area of software product and process quality improvement within a Hungarian software company, IQSOFT Ltd. This company has been active in this area since 1993, trying to build, ... Keywords: improvement, longitudinal case study, measurement, product and process quality, quality management system

Katalin Balla; Theo Bemelmans; Rob Kusters; Jos Trienekens

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Ceramic Composites for Improved Thermal Management in Molten Aluminum Applications  

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Degradation of refractories in molten aluminum applications leads to energy inefficiencies, both in terms of increased energy consumption during use as well as due to frequent and premature production shutdowns. Therefore, the ability to enhance and extend the performance of refractory systems will improve the energy efficiency through out the service life. TCON? ceramic composite materials are being produced via a collaboration between Fireline TCON, Inc. and Rex Materials Group. These materials were found to be extremely resistant to erosion and corrosion by molten aluminum alloys during an evaluation funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and it was concluded that they positively impact the performance of refractory systems. These findings were subsequently verified by field tests. Data will be presented on how TCON shapes are used to significantly improve the thermal management of molten aluminum contact applications and extend the performance of such refractory systems.

Peters, Klaus-Markus [ORNL; Cravens, Robert [Rex Materials Group; Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Good Is Good: Improved Tracking and Managing of Safety Goals, Performance Indicators, Production Targets and Significant Events Using Learning Curves  

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We show a new way to track and measure safety and performance using learning curves derived on a mathematical basis. When unusual or abnormal events occur in plants and equipment, the regulator and good management practice requires they be reported, investigated, understood and rectified. In addition to reporting so-called 'significant events', both management and the regulator often set targets for individual and collective performance, which are used for both reward and criticism. For almost completely safe systems, like nuclear power plants, commercial aircraft and chemical facilities, many parameters are tracked and measured. Continuous improvement has to be demonstrated, as well as meeting reduced occurrence rates, which are set as management goals or targets. This process usually takes the form of statistics for availability of plant and equipment, forced or unplanned maintenance outage, loss of safety function, safety or procedural violations, etc. These are often rolled up into a set of so-called 'Performance Indicators' as measures of how well safety and operation is being managed at a given facility. The overall operating standards of an industry are also measured. A whole discipline is formed of tracking, measuring, reporting, managing and understanding the plethora of indicators and data. Decreasing occurrence rates and meeting or exceeding goals are seen and rewarded as virtues. Managers and operators need to know how good is their safety management system that has been adopted and used (and paid for), and whether it can itself be improved. We show the importance of accumulated experience in correctly measuring and tracking the decreasing event and error rates speculating a finite minimum rate. We show that the rate of improvement constitutes a measurable 'learning curve', and the attainment of the goals and targets can be affected by the adopted measures. We examine some of the available data on significant events, reportable occurrences, and loss of availability. We suggest the use of learning curves as a means of accurately tracking progress; and stress the importance of a sustained learning environment in performance improvement. (authors)

Duffey, Rommey B. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, ON KOJ 1J0 (Canada); Saull, John W. [International Federation of Airworthiness, East Grinstead, RH19 3RF (United Kingdom)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considerations in the Design of Treatment Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Improve Water Quality  

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This document has been reviewed in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency=s peer and administrative review policies and approved for publiction. Mention of trade names, commercial products, or design procedures does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. ii Foreword The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged by Congress with protecting the Nations land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet this mandate, EPAs research program is providing data and technical support for solving environmental problems today and building a science knowledge base necessary to manage our ecological resources wisely, understand how pollutants affect our health, and prevent or reduce environmental risks in the future. The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) is the Agencys center for investigation of technological and management approaches for preventing and reducing risks from pollution that threaten human health and the environment. The focus of the Laboratorys research program is on methods and their cost-effectiveness for prevention and control of pollution to air, land, water, and subsurface resources; protection of water quality in public water systems; remediation of contaminated sites, sediments and ground water; prevention and control of indoor air pollution; and restoration of ecosystems. NRMRL collaborates with both public and private sector partners to foster technologies that reduce the cost of compliance and to anticipate emerging problems. NRMRLs research provides solutions to environmental problems by: developing and promoting technologies that protect and improve the environment; advancing

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Using a contingent valuation approach for improved solid waste management facility: Evidence from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

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This study employed contingent valuation method to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) of the households to improve the waste collection system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of this study is to evaluate how household WTP changes when recycling and waste separation at source is made mandatory. The methodology consisted of asking people directly about their WTP for an additional waste collection service charge to cover the costs of a new waste management project. The new waste management project consisted of two versions: version A (recycling and waste separation is mandatory) and version B (recycling and waste separation is not mandatory). The households declined their WTP for version A when they were asked to separate the waste at source although all the facilities would be given to them for waste separation. The result of this study indicates that the households were not conscious about the benefits of recycling and waste separation. Concerted efforts should be taken to raise environmental consciousness of the households through education and more publicity regarding waste separation, reducing and recycling.

Afroz, Rafia, E-mail: rafia_afroz@yahoo.com [Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia); Masud, Muhammad Mehedi [Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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Summary Summary Prepared by: COVER SHEET RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration TITLE: Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0348 and DOE/EIS-0236-S3) CONTACT: For further information on this EIS, For general information on the DOE Call: 1-877-388-4930, or contact National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, write or call: Thomas Grim Carol Borgstrom, Director Livermore Site Office Document Manager Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance NNSA (EH-42) 7000 East Avenue U.S. Department of Energy MS L-293 1000 Independence Avenue, SW

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Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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III III Appendix E through P Prepared by: COVER SHEET RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration TITLE: Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0348 and DOE/EIS-0236-S3) CONTACT: For further information on this EIS, For general information on the DOE Call: 1-877-388-4930, or contact National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, write or call: Thomas Grim Carol Borgstrom, Director Livermore Site Office Document Manager Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance NNSA (EH-42) 7000 East Avenue U.S. Department of Energy

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Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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II II Appendix A through D Prepared by: COVER SHEET RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration TITLE: Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0348 and DOE/EIS-0236-S3) CONTACT: For further information on this EIS, For general information on the DOE Call: 1-877-388-4930, or contact National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, write or call: Thomas Grim Carol Borgstrom, Director Livermore Site Office Document Manager Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance NNSA (EH-42) 7000 East Avenue U.S. Department of Energy

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Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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I I Chapters 1 through 12 Prepared by: COVER SHEET RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration TITLE: Final Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Supplemental Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0348 and DOE/EIS-0236-S3) CONTACT: For further information on this EIS, For general information on the DOE Call: 1-877-388-4930, or contact National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, write or call: Thomas Grim Carol Borgstrom, Director Livermore Site Office Document Manager Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance NNSA (EH-42) 7000 East Avenue U.S. Department of Energy

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High Btu gas from peat. A feasibility study. Part 2. Management plans for project continuation. Task 10. Final report  

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The primary objective of this task, which was the responsibility of the Minnesota Gas Company, was to determine the needs of the project upon completion of the feasibility study and determine how to implement them most effectively. The findings of the study do not justify the construction of an 80 billion Btu/day SNG from peat plant. At the present time Minnegasco will concentrate on other issues of peat development. Other processes, other products, different scales of operation - these are the issues that Minnegasco will continue to study. 3 references.

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INCREASING WATERFLOOD RESERVES IN THE WILMINGTON OIL FIELD THROUGH IMPROVED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT  

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This project increased recoverable waterflood reserves in slope and basin reservoirs through improved reservoir characterization and reservoir management. The particular application of this project is in portions of Fault Blocks IV and V of the Wilmington Oil Field, in Long Beach, California, but the approach is widely applicable in slope and basin reservoirs. Transferring technology so that it can be applied in other sections of the Wilmington Field and by operators in other slope and basin reservoirs is a primary component of the project. This project used advanced reservoir characterization tools, including the pulsed acoustic cased-hole logging tool, geologic three-dimensional (3-D) modeling software, and commercially available reservoir management software to identify sands with remaining high oil saturation following waterflood. Production from the identified high oil saturated sands was stimulated by recompleting existing production and injection wells in these sands using conventional means as well as a short radius redrill candidate. Although these reservoirs have been waterflooded over 40 years, researchers have found areas of remaining oil saturation. Areas such as the top sand in the Upper Terminal Zone Fault Block V, the western fault slivers of Upper Terminal Zone Fault Block V, the bottom sands of the Tar Zone Fault Block V, and the eastern edge of Fault Block IV in both the Upper Terminal and Lower Terminal Zones all show significant remaining oil saturation. Each area of interest was uncovered emphasizing a different type of reservoir characterization technique or practice. This was not the original strategy but was necessitated by the different levels of progress in each of the project activities.

Scott Walker; Chris Phillips; Roy Koerner; Don Clarke; Dan Moos; Kwasi Tagbor

2002-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 | Department  

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Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - Contractor (HSS CRAD 64-20) Contractor management has established a comprehensive and integrated contractor assurance system for ensuring the protection of the public, workers, environment and national security assets through continuous improvement for environment, safety, and health; safeguards and security; cyber security; and emergency management. The contractor's assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1, Department of Energy Oversight Policy, DOE Order 226.1 A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy,

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Practice Energy Conservation, and Explore for Improving Technical Standards of Energy Efficiency Management  

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极实践节能减排, 极实践节能减排, 探索能效管理技术标准的建立和完善 Practice Energy Conservation, and Explore for Improving Technical Standards of Energy Efficiency Management 中节能咨询有限公司 CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd. 第二届中美能效论坛 · 旧金山 2nd China-US Energy Efficiency Forum · San Francisco 中国节能环保集团公司 1 --Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Service Provider --节能减排的实践者 CECEP  城市节能环保基础设施 Urban infrastructure of EE and environmental protection  工业节能减排和资源综合利用 EE and circular economy in industry  新能源和清洁技术 New energy technology and clean production technology

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

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An improved characterization method for international accountancy measurements of fresh and irradiated mixed oxide (MOX) fuel: helping achieve continual monitoring and safeguards through the fuel cycle  

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Nuclear fuel accountancy measurements are conducted at several points through the nuclear fuel cycle to ensure continuity of knowledge (CofK) of special nuclear material (SNM). Non-destructive assay (NDA) measurements are performed on fresh fuel (prior to irradiation in a reactor) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) post-irradiation. We have developed a fuel assembly characterization system, based on the novel concept of 'neutron fingerprinting' with multiplicity signatures to ensure detailed CofK of nuclear fuel through the entire fuel cycle. The neutron fingerprint in this case is determined by the measurement of the various correlated neutron signatures, specific to fuel isotopic composition, and therefore offers greater sensitivity to variations in fissile content among fuel assemblies than other techniques such as gross neutron counting. This neutron fingerprint could be measured at the point of fuel dispatch (e.g. from a fuel fabrication plant prior to irradiation, or from a reactor site post-irradiation), monitored during transportation of the fuel assembly, and measured at a subsequent receiving site (e.g. at the reactor site prior to irradiation, or reprocessing facility post-irradiation); this would confirm that no unexpected changes to the fuel composition or amount have taken place during transportation and/or reactor operations. Changes may indicate an attempt to divert material for example. Here, we present the current state of the practice of fuel measurements for both fresh mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and SNF (both MOX and uranium dioxide). This is presented in the framework of international safeguards perspectives from the US and UK. We also postulate as to how the neutron fingerprinting concept could lead to improved fuel characterization (both fresh MOX and SNF) resulting in: (a) assured CofK of fuel across the nuclear fuel cycle, (b) improved detection of SNM diversion, and (c) greater confidence in safeguards of SNF transportation.

Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, S. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boyer, B. D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, H. O. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schear, M. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Worrall, Andrew [U.K., NNL

2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved characterization method for international accountancy measurements of fresh and irradiated mixed oxide (MOX) fuel: helping achieve continual monitoring and safeguards through the fuel cycle  

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Nuclear fuel accountancy measurements are conducted at several points through the nuclear fuel cycle to ensure continuity of knowledge (CofK) of special nuclear material (SNM). Non-destructive assay (NDA) measurements are performed on fresh fuel (prior to irradiation in a reactor) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) post-irradiation. We have developed a fuel assembly characterization system, based on the novel concept of 'neutron fingerprinting' with multiplicity signatures to ensure detailed CofK of nuclear fuel through the entire fuel cycle. The neutron fingerprint in this case is determined by the measurement of the various correlated neutron signatures, specific to fuel isotopic composition, and therefore offers greater sensitivity to variations in fissile content among fuel assemblies than other techniques such as gross neutron counting. This neutron fingerprint could be measured at the point of fuel dispatch (e.g. from a fuel fabrication plant prior to irradiation, or from a reactor site post-irradiation), monitored during transportation of the fuel assembly, and measured at a subsequent receiving site (e.g. at the reactor site prior to irradiation, or reprocessing facility post-irradiation); this would confirm that no unexpected changes to the fuel composition or amount have taken place during transportation and/ or reactor operations. Changes may indicate an attempt to divert material for example. Here, we present the current state of the practice of fuel measurements for both fresh mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and SNF (both MOX and uranium dioxide). This is presented in the framework of international safeguards perspectives from the US and UK. We also postulate as to how the neutron fingerprinting concept could lead to improved fuel characterization (both fresh MOX and SNF) resulting in: (a) assured CofK of fuel across the nuclear fuel cycle, (b) improved detection of SNM diversion, and (c) greater confidence in safeguards of SNF transportation.

Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, S. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, H. O. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schear, M. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Worrall, Andrew [U.K. NNL

2011-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management  

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Guidelines for Energy Guidelines for Energy Management ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Program helping organizations and individuals fight climate change through superior energy efficiency. Learn more at energystar.gov/buildings. 2 ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management Overview Continuous improvement of energy performance requires establishing effective energy management practices and processes to guide the energy program. Any organization, regardless of size, function, or mission can develop an effective energy program if they are willing to make the commitment. The US EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management provides a proven strategy for creating an energy management program focused on continuous improvement of energy performance. The

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A Measurement Management Technology for Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities  

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Data center (DC) electricity use is increasing at an annual rate of over 20% and presents a concern for the Information Technology (IT) industry, governments, and the society. A large fraction of the energy use is consumed by the compressor cooling to maintain the recommended operating conditions for IT equipment. The most common way to improve the DC efficiency is achieved by optimally provisioning the cooling power to match the global heat dissipation in the DC. However, at a more granular level, the large range of heat densities of today's IT equipment makes the task of provisioning cooling power optimized to the level of individual computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units much more challenging. Distributed sensing within a DC enables the development of new strategies to improve energy efficiency, such as hot spot elimination through targeted cooling, matching power consumption at rack level with workload schedule, and minimizing power losses. The scope of Measurement and Management Technologies (MMT) is to develop a software tool and the underlying sensing technology to provide critical decision support and control for DC and telecommunication facilities (TF) operations. A key aspect of MMT technology is integration of modeling tools to understand how changes in one operational parameter affect the overall DC response. It is demonstrated that reduced ordered models for DC can generate, in less than 2 seconds computational time, a three dimensional thermal model in a 50 kft{sup 2} DC. This rapid modeling enables real time visualization of the DC conditions and enables 'what if' scenarios simulations to characterize response to 'disturbances'. One such example is thermal zone modeling that matches the cooling power to the heat generated at a local level by identifying DC zones cooled by a specific CRAC. Turning off a CRAC unit can be simulated to understand how the other CRAC utilization changes and how server temperature responds. Several new sensing technologies were added to the existing MMT platform: (1) air contamination (corrosion) sensors, (2) power monitoring, and (3) a wireless environmental sensing network. All three technologies are built on cost effective sensing solutions that increase the density of sensing points and enable high resolution mapping of DCs. The wireless sensing solution enables Air Conditioning Unit (ACU) control while the corrosion sensor enables air side economization and can quantify the risk of IT equipment failure due to air contamination. Validation data for six test sites demonstrate that leveraging MMT energy efficiency solutions combined with industry best practices results in an average of 20% reduction in cooling energy, without major infrastructure upgrades. As an illustration of the unique MMT capabilities, a data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) of 87% (industry best operation) was achieved. The technology is commercialized through IBM System and Technology Lab Services that offers MMT as a solution to improve DC energy efficiency. Estimation indicates that deploying MMT in existing DCs can results in an 8 billion kWh savings and projection indicates that constant adoption of MMT can results in obtainable savings of 44 billion kWh in 2035. Negotiations are under way with business partners to commercialize/license the ACU control technology and the new sensor solutions (corrosion and power sensing) to enable third party vendors and developers to leverage the energy efficiency solutions.

Hendrik Hamann, Levente Klein

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to improving the power management system in electronic devices  

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The current power management technology baseline does not address the increasing gap between system charge performance and functionality needs in a smartphone. This gap can eventually inhibit further increases in functionality ...

Lim, Jui Min

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving virtualization in the presence of software managed translation lookaside buffers  

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Virtualization has become an important technology that is used across many platforms, particularly servers, to increase utilization, multi-tenancy and security. Virtualization introduces additional overhead that often relates to memory management, interrupt ...

Xiaotao Chang, Hubertus Franke, Yi Ge, Tao Liu, Kun Wang, Jimi Xenidis, Fei Chen, Yu Zhang

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Management Systems Handbook: Opportunities for Reducing Costs and Improving Comfort  

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This document is written for the commercial building owner, manager, or developer without a technical background but wanting to understand and evaluate recommendations for energy savings or comfort made by energy consultants and/or building engineers. It provides an overview of commercial building heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), and lighting systems, and of the energy management systems (EMSs) that control comfort and provide energy savings. Opportunities for energy savings and/or increase...

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Vegetation Management: Use of Reliability-Centered Maintenance Concepts to Improve Performance  

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This document describes the approach taken to adapt and apply the principles of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to vegetation management (VM) activities on an overhead electric distribution system. The project included a review of relevant literature, production of an RCM primer for vegetation managers, development of VM-specific failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) methods, and production of a structured process and information tool useful in completing an RCM-based assessment of a distributio...

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management Programthe ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided incolumn. Energy Management Program Assessment Matrix Little

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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17 5.1 Energy Management Systems and5.12) 5.1 Energy Management Systems and Programs Improvingpromote superior energy management systems, energy managers

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guides - Continous Improvement  

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

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues in a manner that fosters continuous improvement. The activities included in this surveillance help the Facility Representative determine whether safety issues identified through internal contractor, and external DOE or Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board evaluation programs are resolved consistent with the level of safety importance. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 414.1, Quality Assurance 2.2 DOE O 232.1, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information 2.3 DOE-STD-1045-93, Guide to Good Practices for Notifications and Investigations of Abnormal Events 2.4 48 CFR 1970.5204, Department of Energy Acquisition

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The improvement of cancer management by the application of the currently available knowledge.  

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??I have been intensively involved in the research on the application of currently available knowledge for the improvement of cancer care. This research covers the (more)

Barton, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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Management and Sustainability Policy Management and Sustainability Policy USAA Real Estate Company has a reputation for excellence in customer service and taking a leadership role in the real estate industry. As part of our commitment to excellence, we will identify and implement improved financial and operation efficiencies, particularly in how we purchase and use energy, striving toward world-class status in energy management and sustainability. Commitment to Energy & Sustainability Management Energy Management and Sustainability will continually play a role in achieving our strategic objectives. Specifically, the USAA Real Estate Company Energy Management and Sustainability Strategy is to: Support the organization's strategic plan to maximize ownership value and provide customers and

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Alternative Chemicals and Improved Disposal-End Management Practices for CCA-treated Wood  

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FOR SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 2207 NW 13 Street, Suite D Gainesville, FL 32609 Report #00-03 #12 Florida Power and Light GWGC Groundwater Guidance Concentrations HF Hem Fir DDAC Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium emissions have been experimentally determined by other researchers with varying results. Two full- scale

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132

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Maximizes Revenue Through Improved Demand Management and Price Optimization  

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Under changing market conditions for the hospitality industry, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group CRHG collaborated with JDA Software Group to use operations research to drive higher revenue for its hoteliers and to stay ahead of the competition. This highly ... Keywords: competitor prices, demand forecasting, hospitality, hotel, price elasticity, price optimization, revenue management

Pelin Pekgn; Ronald P. Menich; Suresh Acharya; Phillip G. Finch; Frederic Deschamps; Kathleen Mallery; Jim Van Sistine; Kyle Christianson; James Fuller

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model-based approach for data integration to improve maintenance management by mixed reality  

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Facilitating interaction with maintenance systems through intuitive interfaces is a competitive advantage in terms of time and costs for industry. This work presents the CARMMI approach, which aims to integrate information coming from CAx tools, mixed/augmented ... Keywords: Data modeling/visualization, Industrial maintenance, Mixed reality, Product data management

DanBia Bueno EspNdola; Luca Fumagalli; Marco Garetti; Carlos E. Pereira; Silvia S. C. Botelho; Renato Ventura Henriques

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MaJaB: improving resource management for web-based applications on mobile devices  

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The Web has become the host platform for interactive and collaborative applications that usually consist of multiple Web services. This transition is pushing the browsers to perform operating system like functionalities for better resource utilization. ... Keywords: ajax, collaborative systems, middleware, mobile phone, mobile web service, performance optimization, resource management, web 2.0, web os

Du Li; Manish Anand

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPI-KM - lessons learned from applying a software process improvement strategy supported by knowledge management  

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Software development organizations recognize the importance of improving software processes to enhance their competitive advantages. COPPE/ UFRJ software process research group has been providing SPI consultancy services to the Brazilian software industry ...

Gleison Santos; Mariano Montoni; Svio Figueiredo; Ana Regina Rocha

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing capital allocation for energy efficiency improvements by commercial real estate investment managers  

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Numerous studies have shown that retrofitting an office building with energy efficiency improvements can significantly reduce operating costs, yet many existing office buildings have not been retrofitted. The objective of ...

Peterson, Kristian A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Methodologies for Technology Deployment for Advanced Outage Control Centers that Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution and Outage Risk Management  

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This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The long term viability of existing nuclear power plants in the U.S. will depend upon maintaining high capacity factors, avoiding nuclear safety issues and reducing operating costs. The slow progress in the construction on new nuclear power plants has placed in increased importance on maintaining the output of the current fleet of nuclear power plants. Recently expanded natural gas production has placed increased economic pressure on nuclear power plants due to lower cost competition. Until recently, power uprate projects had steadily increased the total output of the U.S. nuclear fleet. Errors made during power plant upgrade projects have now removed three nuclear power plants from the U.S. fleet and economic considerations have caused the permanent shutdown of a fourth plant. Additionally, several utilities have cancelled power uprate projects citing economic concerns. For the past several years net electrical generation from U.S. nuclear power plants has been declining. One of few remaining areas where significant improvements in plant capacity factors can be made is in minimizing the duration of refueling outages. Managing nuclear power plant outages is a complex and difficult task. Due to the large number of complex tasks and the uncertainty that accompanies them, outage durations routinely exceed the planned duration. The ability to complete an outage on or near schedule depends upon the performance of the outage management organization. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status and periodic briefings in the OCC. Much of the information displayed in OCCs is static and out of date requiring an evaluation to determine if it is still valid. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across and out of the OCC. Additionally, advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer based procedures and electronic work packages can be leveraged to improve the availability of real time status to outage managers.

Shawn St. Germain; Ronald Farris; Heather Medeman

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon emissions reduction strategies in Africa from improved waste management: A review  

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The paper summarises a literature review into waste management practices across Africa as part of a study to assess methods to reduce carbon emissions. Research shows that the average organic content for urban Municipal Solid Waste in Africa is around 56% and its degradation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The paper concludes that the most practical and economic way to manage waste in the majority of urban communities in Africa and therefore reduce carbon emissions is to separate waste at collection points to remove dry recyclables by door to door collection, compost the remaining biogenic carbon waste in windrows, using the maturated compost as a substitute fertilizer and dispose the remaining fossil carbon waste in controlled landfills.

Couth, R. [University of KwaZulu-Natal, CRECHE, School of Civil Engineering, Survey and Construction, Durban 4041 (South Africa); Trois, C., E-mail: troisc@ukzn.ac.z [University of KwaZulu-Natal, CRECHE, School of Civil Engineering, Survey and Construction, Durban 4041 (South Africa)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management  

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This project used advanced reservoir characterization tools, including the pulsed acoustic cased-hole logging tool, geologic three-dimensional (3-D) modeling software, and commercially available reservoir management software to identify sands with remaining high oil saturation following waterflood. Production from the identified high oil saturated sands was stimulated by recompleting existing production and injection wells in these sands using conventional means as well as a short radius redrill candidate.

Clarke, D.; Koerner, R.; Moos D.; Nguyen, J.; Phillips, C.; Tagbor, K.; Walker, S.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and installation of continuous flow and water quality monitoring stations to improve water quality forecasting in the lower San Joaquin River  

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improve water quality forecasting in the lower San Joaquinimprove water quality forecasting in the lower San Joaquinan important real-time forecasting station for water quality

Quinn, Nigel W.T.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology for identifying critical success factors that influence software process improvement initiatives: an application in the Brazilian software industry  

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Continuous improvement of software development capability is fundamental for organizations to thrive in competitive markets. Nevertheless, Software Process Improvement (SPI) initiatives have demonstrated limited results because SPI managers usually fail ...

Mariano Montoni; Ana Regina Rocha

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Waterflooding Reservoirs in the Wilmington Oil Field through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management, Class III  

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This project was intended to increase recoverable waterflood reserves in slope and basin reservoirs through improved reservoir characterization and reservoir management. The particular application of this project is in portions of Fault Blocks IV and V of the Wilmington Oil Field, in Long Beach, California, but the approach is widely applicable in slope and basin reservoirs, transferring technology so that it can be applied in other sections of the Wilmington field and by operators in other slope and basin reservoirs is a primary component of the project.

Koerner, Roy; Clarke, Don; Walker, Scott; Phillips, Chris; Nguyen, John; Moos, Dan; Tagbor, Kwasi

2001-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Message from the Owner of the Improved Financial Performance Initiative of the Presidents Management Agenda:  

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

I am enthusiastic and proud to be the owner of the Improved Financial Performance initiative of the President's Management Agenda (PMA) in the Department of Energy (DOE). The Department has received clean opinions on its annual financial statements for six straight years with no material internal control weaknesses identified by the auditors. Further, DOE was successful in maintaining its clean opinion for the FY 2004 financial statements while accelerating issuance to 45 days after the end of the fiscal year. For the third quarter of FY 2004, when the Department of Energy received a Green status score on Improved Financial Performance, DOE was one of only five agencies with a Green status score on this initiative. I am enormously proud

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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23 5.1 Energy Management Systems andof a strategic energy management system vary from plant toof the integrated energy management system discussed above,

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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16 6.1 Energy Management Systems andpromote superior energy management systems, energy managersat their plants. 6.1 Energy Management Systems and Programs

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management ProgramEnergy Management Assessment Matrix..the ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided in

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Improving knowledge management through the support of image examination and data annotation using DICOM structured reporting  

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An important effort has been invested on improving the image diagnosis process in different medical areas using information technologies. The field of medical imaging involves two main data types: medical imaging and reports. Developments based on the ... Keywords: DICOM, DICOM-SR, Data gid, Knowledge database, Medical imaging

Jos Salavert Torres; J. Damian Segrelles Quilis; Ignacio Blanquer Espert; Vicente Hernandez GarcA

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern risk control techniques for improving the environmental management system in Romanian HV installations  

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Environmental protection keeps on being one of the main concerns of our company, together with the economic efficiency and providing of high quality energy services. The general goal of the environmental policy consists in improving the environmental ... Keywords: biological risk, cumulative exposure, environmental impact, magnetic field, monitoring system, research project

Stefania Popadiuc; Bogdan Popa; Frangiskos Topalis; Cristiana Geambasu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities: Best Management Practice Case Study #11: Commercial Kitchen Equipment (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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

kitchens are often forgotten when people kitchens are often forgotten when people begin to think about performing water audits. Kitchens can be out of sight, out of mind; a commercial kitchen, however, can consume large amounts of water and energy if inefficient appliances are installed. The Exchange, formerly the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is taking a leadership role in water efficiency improvements in their commercial kitchens by integrating water efficiency concepts into the organization's overall sustainability plan and objectives. The Exchange is a joint military activity, the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) oldest and largest retailer. The Exchange provides merchandise and services to military personnel, operating more than 3,100 facilities FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities: Best Management Practice Case Study #11: Commercial Kitchen Equipment (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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kitchens are often forgotten when people kitchens are often forgotten when people begin to think about performing water audits. Kitchens can be out of sight, out of mind; a commercial kitchen, however, can consume large amounts of water and energy if inefficient appliances are installed. The Exchange, formerly the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is taking a leadership role in water efficiency improvements in their commercial kitchens by integrating water efficiency concepts into the organization's overall sustainability plan and objectives. The Exchange is a joint military activity, the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) oldest and largest retailer. The Exchange provides merchandise and services to military personnel, operating more than 3,100 facilities FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Program Assessment Matrix Energy Management Programthe ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided inEnergy Management Program Assessment Matrix..

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Review of comparative LCAs of food waste management systems - Current status and potential improvements  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer GHG-emissions from different treatment alternatives vary largely in 25 reviewed comparative LCAs of bio-waste management. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer System-boundary settings often vary largely in reviewed studies. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Existing LCA guidelines give varying recommendations in relation to several key issues. - Abstract: Twenty-five comparative cycle assessments (LCAs) addressing food waste treatment were reviewed, including the treatment alternatives landfill, thermal treatment, compost (small and large scale) and anaerobic digestion. The global warming potential related to these treatment alternatives varies largely amongst the studies. Large differences in relation to setting of system boundaries, methodological choices and variations in used input data were seen between the studies. Also, a number of internal contradictions were identified, many times resulting in biased comparisons between alternatives. Thus, noticed differences in global warming potential are not found to be a result of actual differences in the environmental impacts from studied systems, but rather to differences in the performance of the study. A number of key issues with high impact on the overall global warming potential from different treatment alternatives for food waste were identified through the use of one-way sensitivity analyses in relation to a previously performed LCA of food waste management. Assumptions related to characteristics in treated waste, losses and emissions of carbon, nutrients and other compounds during the collection, storage and pretreatment, potential energy recovery through combustion, emissions from composting, emissions from storage and land use of bio-fertilizers and chemical fertilizers and eco-profiles of substituted goods were all identified as highly relevant for the outcomes of this type of comparisons. As the use of LCA in this area is likely to increase in coming years, it is highly relevant to establish more detailed guidelines within this field in order to increase both the general quality in assessments as well as the potentials for cross-study comparisons.

Bernstad, A., E-mail: anna.bernstad@chemeng.lth.se [Water and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Chemical Centre, 221 00 Lund (Sweden); Cour Jansen, J. la [Water and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Chemical Centre, 221 00 Lund (Sweden)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved methodology to assess modification and completion of landfill gas management in the aftercare period  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Performance-based evaluation of landfill gas control system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Analytical framework to evaluate transition from active to passive gas control. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Focus on cover oxidation as an alternative means of passive gas control. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Integrates research on long-term landfill behavior with practical guidance. - Abstract: Municipal solid waste landfills represent the dominant option for waste disposal in many parts of the world. While some countries have greatly reduced their reliance on landfills, there remain thousands of landfills that require aftercare. The development of cost-effective strategies for landfill aftercare is in society's interest to protect human health and the environment and to prevent the emergence of landfills with exhausted aftercare funding. The Evaluation of Post-Closure Care (EPCC) methodology is a performance-based approach in which landfill performance is assessed in four modules including leachate, gas, groundwater, and final cover. In the methodology, the objective is to evaluate landfill performance to determine when aftercare monitoring and maintenance can be reduced or possibly eliminated. This study presents an improved gas module for the methodology. While the original version of the module focused narrowly on regulatory requirements for control of methane migration, the improved gas module also considers best available control technology for landfill gas in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and emissions of odoriferous compounds. The improved module emphasizes the reduction or elimination of fugitive methane by considering the methane oxidation capacity of the cover system. The module also allows for the installation of biologically active covers or other features designed to enhance methane oxidation. A methane emissions model, CALMIM, was used to assist with an assessment of the methane oxidation capacity of landfill covers.

Morris, Jeremy W.F., E-mail: jmorris@geosyntec.com [Geosyntec Consultants, 10220 Old Columbia Road, Suite A, Columbia, MD 21046 (United States); Crest, Marion, E-mail: marion.crest@suez-env.com [Suez Environnement, 38 rue du President Wilson, 78230 Le Pecq (France); Barlaz, Morton A., E-mail: barlaz@ncsu.edu [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Campus Box 7908, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908 (United States); Spokas, Kurt A., E-mail: kurt.spokas@ars.usda.gov [United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, 439 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108 (United States); Akerman, Anna, E-mail: anna.akerman@sita.fr [SITA France, Tour CB 21, 16 Place de l'Iris, 92040 Paris La Defense Cedex (France); Yuan, Lei, E-mail: lyuan@geosyntec.com [Geosyntec Consultants, 10220 Old Columbia Road, Suite A, Columbia, MD 21046 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of this quarterly report are to summarize the work conducted under each task during the reporting period January - March 1998 and to report all technical data and findings as specified in the "Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist". The main objective of this project is the transfer of technologies, methodologies, and findings developed and applied in this project to other operators of Slope and Basin Clastic Reservoirs. This project will study methods to identify sands with high remaining oil saturation and to recomplete existing wells using advanced completion technology. The identification of the sands with high remaining oil saturation will be accomplished by developing a deterministic three dimensional (3-D) geologic model and by using a state of the art reservoir management computer software. The wells identified by the geologic and reservoir engineering work as having the best potential will be logged with cased-hole logging tools. The application of the logging tools will be optimized in the lab by developing a rock-log model. This rock-log model will allow us to translate measurements through casing into effective porosity and hydrocarbon saturation. The wells that are shown to have the best oil production potential will be recompleted. The recompletions will be optimized by evaluating short radius lateral recompletions as well as other recompletion techniques such as the sand consolidation through steam injection.

Chris Phillips; Dan Moos; Don Clarke; John Nguyen; Kwasi Tagbor; Roy Koerner; Scott Walker

1998-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management  

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The objectives of this quarterly report are to summarize the work conducted under each task during the reporting period October - December 1997 and to report all technical data and findings as specified in the "Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist". The main objective of this project is the transfer of technologies, methodologies, and findings developed and applied in this project to other operators of Slope and Basin Clastic Reservoirs. This project will study methods to identify sands with high remaining oil saturation and to recomplete existing wells using advanced completion technology. The identification of the sands with high remaining oil saturation will be accomplished by developing a deterministic three dimensional (3-D) geologic model and by using a state of the art reservoir management computer software. The wells identified by the geologic and reservoir engineering work as having the best potential will be logged with cased-hole logging tools. The application of the logging tools will be optimized in the lab by developing a rock-log model. This rock-log model will allow us to translate measurements through casing into effective porosity and hydrocarbon saturation. The wells that are shown to have the best oil production potential will be recompleted. The recompletions will be optimized by evaluating short radius lateral recompletions as well as other recompletion techniques such as the sand consolidation through steam injection.

Chris Phillips; Dan Moos; Don Clarke; John Nguyen; Kwasi Tagbor; Roy Koerner; Scott Walker

1998-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Radiation Dosimetry/Risk Estimates to Facilitate Environmental Management of Plutonium-Contaminated Sites  

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This report summarizes 4 years of research achievements in this Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project. The research described was conducted by scientists and supporting staff at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI)/Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute (LBERI) and the Southern Urals Biophysics Institute (SUBI). All project objectives and goals were achieved. A major focus was on obtaining improved cancer risk estimates for exposure via inhalation to plutonium (Pu) isotopes in the workplace (DOE radiation workers) and environment (public exposures to Pu-contaminated soil). A major finding was that low doses and dose rates of gamma rays can significantly suppress cancer induction by alpha radiation from inhaled Pu isotopes. The suppression relates to stimulation of the body's natural defenses, including immunity against cancer cells and selective apoptosis which removes precancerous and other aberrant cells.

Scott, Bobby R.; Tokarskaya, Zoya B.; Zhuntova, Galina V.; Osovets, Sergey V.; Syrchikov, Victor A., Belyaeva, Zinaida D.

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of lignite fly ash for improving soil fertility and crop productivity  

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Lignite fly ash (LFA), being alkaline and endowed with excellent pozzolanic properties, a silt loam texture, and plant nutrients, has the potential to improve soil quality and productivity. Long-term field trials with groundnut, maize, and sun hemp were carried out to study the effect of LFA on growth and yield. Before crop I was sown, LFA was applied at various doses with and without press mud (an organic waste from the sugar industry, used as an amendment and source of nutrients). LFA with and without press mud was also applied before crops III and V were cultivated. Chemical fertilizer, along with gypsum, humic acid, and bioferfertilizer, was applied in all treatments, including the control. With one-time and repeat applications of LFA (with and without press mud), yield increased significantly (7.0-89.0%) in relation to the control crop. The press mud enhanced the yield (3.0-15.0%) with different LFA applications. One-time and repeat application of LFA (alone and in combination with press mud) improved soil quality and the nutrient content of the produce. The highest dose of LFA (200 t/ha) with and without press mud showed the best residual effects (eco-friendly increases in the yield of succeeding crops). Some increase in trace- and heavy metal contents and in the level of gamma-emitters in soil and crop produce, but well within permissible limits, was observed. Thus, LFA can be used on a large scale to boost soil fertility and productivity with no adverse effects on the soil or crops, which may solve the problem of bulk disposal of fly ash in an eco-friendly manner.

Ram, L.C.; Srivastava, N.K.; Jha, S.K.; Sinha, A.K.; Masto, R.E.; Selvi, V.A. [Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad (India)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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The cost of energy as part of the total production costs in the cement industry is significant, warranting attention for energy efficiency to improve the bottom line. Historically, energy intensity has declined, although more recently energy intensity seems to have stabilized with the gains. Coal and coke are currently the primary fuels for the sector, supplanting the dominance of natural gas in the 1970s. Most recently, there is a slight increase in the use of waste fuels, including tires. Between 1970 and 1999, primary physical energy intensity for cement production dropped 1 percent/year from 7.3 MBtu/short ton to 5.3 MBtu/short ton. Carbon dioxide intensity due to fuel consumption and raw material calcination dropped 16 percent, from 609 lb. C/ton of cement (0.31 tC/tonne) to 510 lb. C/ton cement (0.26 tC/tonne). Despite the historic progress, there is ample room for energy efficiency improvement. The relatively high share of wet-process plants (25 percent of clinker production in 1999 in the U.S.) suggests the existence of a considerable potential, when compared to other industrialized countries. We examined over 40 energy efficient technologies and measures and estimated energy savings, carbon dioxide savings, investment costs, and operation and maintenance costs for each of the measures. The report describes the measures and experiences of cement plants around the wold with these practices and technologies. Substantial potential for energy efficiency improvement exists in the cement industry and in individual plants. A portion of this potential will be achieved as part of (natural) modernization and expansion of existing facilities, as well as construction of new plants in particular regions. Still, a relatively large potential for improved energy management practices exists.

Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of management science techniques to improve decision making in poultry processing facilities  

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The growth of the poultry industry into a major meat producing agribusiness has caused poultry processing facilities to evolve into major complexes that rely increasingly on machinery to process mass numbers of chicken carcasses. This results in a less flexible environment in which production decisions are made. A software system has been developed to meet these challenges. Parts Pro utilizes its model builder (MB) component to gather statistical and genetic information about the poultry flock to develop a mathematical model representing the constraints of the facility, as well as the request of the decision maker. This information is delivered to the second component, the model solder (MS) which is responsible for solving the mathematical model. Three experiments were conducted to determine if PartsPro was capable of representing a poultry processing facility. In Experiment 1 , genetic information from four different strains of broilers (A,B,C,D), was used in combination with the incrementally increased profits of white and dark meat final products to determine the effects of prices and strain cross on final product. A composite-base control trial was run using a composite average of the strain cross data and base final product prices. Strain cross A combined with 20% increases in white meat final products offered the highest profit of any combinations. Experiment 2 was conducted to determine if the system was capable of accommodating user made production decisions. Final profits and final product mixes were compared to a composite-base run that was the average genetic yields of all strain crosses, and base prices of final products. The system altered cut-up means to accommodate the production of requested products. Final trial profits were less than the composite-base trial. Experiment 3 was conducted to determine the system's sensitivity to price changes of unproduced products. A nearly 60% increase in price of the unproduced product caused the system to alter final product mix. Total profit of the newly altered product mix was less than the composite-base trial. This research demonstrates that management science techniques can be applied successfully to aid decision making in a poultry processing facility.

Conrad, Kenneth Allen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries: An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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and Associates. (1998). In: Energy Guide. Energy EfficiencyAn ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant ManagersAn ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers

Galitsky, Christina; Martin, Nathan; Worrell, Ernst; Lehman, Bryan

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This message has been concurred and approved by the Director of the Emergency Operations Training Academy and by the Continuity Programs Manager  

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

66 on DOE 2011 Continuity of Operations (COOP) 66 on DOE 2011 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Briefing Available to Contractors For each contract requiring or involving responsibility for work or operations at DOE/NNSA sites/facilities that support or perform essential functions/activities that directly support National Essential Functions (NEF), Mission Essential Functions (MEF), Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEF), or Essential Supporting Activities (ESA), the Contractor Requirements Document (CRD) DOE Order 150.1, Continuity Programs, sets forth the contractor's responsibility to establish and maintain a Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. This CRD requires the contractor and its applicable subcontractors to conduct an annual COOP awareness briefing for all members of its contractor workforce who perform

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This message has been concurred and approved by the Director of the Emergency Operations Training Academy and by the Continuity Programs Manager  

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

to Policy Flash 2010-74 on DOE 2010 Continuity of Operations (COOP) to Policy Flash 2010-74 on DOE 2010 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Briefing Available to Contractors For each contract requiring or involving responsibility for work or operations at DOE/NNSA sites or facilities that support or perform essential functions/activities that directly support National Essential Functions (NEF), Mission Essential Functions (MEF), Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEF), or Essential Supporting Activities (ESA) the Contractor Requirements Document (CRD) DOE Order 150.1, Continuity Programs, sets forth the contractor responsibility for a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program. This CRD requires the contractor and its applicable subcontractors to conduct annual COOP awareness briefing for all its contractor workforce who perform essential functions/activities that directly

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Independent Oversight Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes, September 2013  

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Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes May 2011 February 2013 September 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Independent Oversight Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes, September 2013  

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

Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes May 2011 February 2013 September 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Federal Computer Security Managers' Forum April 11, 2013 ...  

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... Business Continuity Management Manage the creation, review, testing and activation of business continuity plans to ensure rapid recovery of your ...

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries: An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Annually, breweries in the United States spend over $200 million on energy. Energy consumption is equal to 38 percent of the production costs of beer, making energy efficiency improvement an important way to reduce costs, especially in times of high energy price volatility. After a summary of the beer making process and energy use, we examine energy efficiency opportunities available for breweries. We provide specific primary energy savings for each energy efficiency measure based on case studies that have implemented the measures, as well as references to technical literature. If available, we have also listed typical payback periods. Our findings suggest that given available technology, there are still opportunities to reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in the brewing industry. Brewers value highly the quality, taste and drinkability of their beer. Brewing companies have and are expected to continue to spend capital on cost-effective energy conservation measures that meet these quality, taste and drinkability requirements. For individual plants, further research on the economics of the measures, as well as their applicability to different brewing practices, is needed to assess implementation of selected technologies.

Galitsky, Christina; Martin, Nathan; Worrell, Ernst; Lehman, Bryan

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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The U.S. pharmaceutical industry consumes almost $1 billion in energy annually. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, system, and organizational levels. A discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry is provided along with a description of the major process steps in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Expected savings in energy and energy-related costs are given for many energy efficiency measures, based on case study data from real-world applications in pharmaceutical and related facilities worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner while meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining the quality of products manufactured. At individual plants, further research on the economics of the measures?as well as their applicability to different production practices?is needed to assess potential implementation of selected technologies.

Galitsky, Christina; Galitsky, Christina; Chang, Sheng-chieh; Worrell, Ernst; Masanet, Eric

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Battery Pack Thermal Management to Reduce Cost and Increase Energy Density: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-12-499  

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Under this CRADA NREL will support Creare's project for the Department of Energy entitled 'Improved Battery Pack Thermal Management to Reduce Cost and Increase Energy Density' which involves the development of an air-flow based cooling product that increases energy density, safety, and reliability of hybrid electric vehicle battery packs.

Smith, K.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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organization, energy management systems can be implementedpromote superior energy management systems, energy managersEnergy Management Programs and Systems

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assistance to Oil and Gas State Agencies and Industry through Continuation of Environmental and Production Data Management and a Water Regulatory Initiative  

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This grant project was a major step toward completion of the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) project. Additionally the project addresses the needs identified during the projects initial phases. By implementing this project, the following outcomes were sought: (1) State regulatory agencies implemented more formalized environmental risk management practices as they pertain to the production of oil and gas, and injection via Class II wells. (2) Enhancement of oil and gas production by implementing a management system supporting the saving of abandoned or idle wells located in areas with a relatively low environmental risk of endangering underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) in a particular state. (3) Verification that protection of USDWs is adequate and additional restrictions of requirements are not necessary in areas with a relatively low environmental risk. (4) Standardization of data and information maintained by state regulatory agencies and decrease the regulatory cost burden on producers operating in multiple states, and (5) Development of a system for electronic data transfer among operators and state regulatory agencies and reduction of overall operator reporting burdens.

Grunewald, Ben; Arthur, Dan; Langhus, Bruce; Gillespie, Tom; Binder, Ben; Warner, Don; Roberts, Jim; Cox, D.O.

2002-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Effect of Energy Price and Economic Feasibility and Potenhal of New Technology and Improved Management for Irrigation in Texas  

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Irrigation is a major contributing factor in crop production on the Texas High Plains. It is responsible for greatly increasing crop production and farm income for the region. Two factors, a declining groundwater supply and increasing production costs, are of primary concern because they impact on farm operations and producer economic viability. Recursive linear programming models for a typical Texas High Plains irrigated farm were developed to evaluate expected impact of energy and crop price changes, tenure and new technology. The model includes a Fortran sub-routine that adjusts irrigation factors each year based on the linear programming solution of the previous year. After calculating new pumping energy requirements, well yield, and pumping lift, the Fortran component updates the linear programming model. This procedure continues automatically to the end of a specified planning period or to economic exhaustion of the groundwater, whichever occurs first. Static applications of the model, in a deep water situation, showed that a natural gas price increase from $1.50 to $2.20 per thousand cubic feet (mcf) would result in reductions in irrigation levels. Irrigation was terminated when the price of natural gas reached about $7.00 per mcf. In a shallow water situation, much higher natural gas prices were reached ($3.60 per mcf) before short-run adjustments in farm organization began to occur. Under furrow irrigation, irrigation was terminated when the natural gas price reached $7.00 per mcf. Increased natural gas prices impact heavily on returns above variable costs (up to 15 percent reductions) for a 60 percent natural gas price increase. The effects of rising natural gas prices over a longer period of time were more significant. Annual returns (above variable and fixed costs) were reduced by as much as 30 percent, and the present value of returns to water was reduced by as much as 80 percent as the natural gas price was increased annually by $0.25 per mcf (from $1.50 per mcf). The economic life of deep groundwater was shortened by as much as 18 years. Renter-operators are even more vulnerable to rising natural gas prices than are owner-operators. With rising natural gas prices, profitability over time for the renter is low. As natural gas prices continue to increase, the greater will be the incentives for renter-operators to seek more favorable rental terms such as a sharing of irrigation costs. With the problem of a declining groundwater supply and rising natural gas prices, an economic incentive exists for producers to find new technologies that will enable them to make more efficient use of remaining groundwater and of natural gas. Substantial economic gains appear feasible through improved pump efficiency. Increasing pump efficiency from 50 to 75 percent will not increase the economic life of the water supply, but can improve farm profits over time; e.g., the present value of groundwater was increased 33 percent for a typical farm with an aquifer containing 250 feet of saturated thickness and 15 percent for 75 feet of saturated thickness. Improved irrigation distribution systems can help conserve water and reduce irrigation costs. Results indicate that irrigation can be extended by 11 or more years with 50 percent improved distribution efficiency. In addition, the increase in present value of groundwater on the 1.69 million irrigated acres of the Texas High Plains was estimated to be $995 million with 50 percent improved efficiency. New technology opportunities were expanded to include analysis of the economic feasibility of wind assisted irrigation pumping. Two wind machines were analyzed, with rate outputs of 40 to 60 kilowatts (KW). Each was applied to the Northern and Southern Texas High Plains over a range of land and water resource situations. Breakeven investment was estimated at discount rates of three, five and ten percent. Cropping patterns on the Southern High Plains were dominated by irrigated cotton and were insensit

Lacewell, Ronald D.; Hardin, D. C.; Petty, J. A.; Whitson, R. E.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN EXTENSION PUBLICATION A3794Whole-Farm Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms to Improve Profitability and Reduce Environmental Impacts  

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body of knowledge exists about livestock waste and nutrient management, but that the development and implementation of manure and animal waste best management practices is limited by lack of integration of research and extension information. A collaborative project was initiated to define and evaluate nutrient management tools developed and used in New York and Wisconsin that are applicable across regions, and tools or models that are region specific but whose approach and structure may be applicable across regions. This document is the final report of the project. It contains outlines of nine nutrient management tools used in New York or Wisconsin and provides readers with comparative reviews of the tools to aid in tool selection. Model developers and agricultural educators can use this information to improve their nutrient management research and teaching efforts. In addition to software evaluations, this project report describes the dairy production systems and state regulatory environments and gives an overview of three university courses developed to address nutrient management issues in New York and Wisconsin. The primary audiences for this project are researchers, extension personnel and other professionals that generate knowledge and provide assistance to dairy farmers in issues related to feed, fertilizer and manure management. Find out more about this project by visiting:

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2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving (NEPA) the National Environmental Policy Act through ISO 14001  

SciTech Connect

Federal application of ISO 14001 and / or the EPA Code of Environmental Management Principles (CEMP) could substantially improve the mitigation and monitoring aspects of the NEPA process. In addition, application of those management systems could also enhance fulfillment of Section 101 goals of NEPA. An ISO 14001 Environmental Management System would provide for a plan to continually address and improve environmental aspects and impacts. The strong feedback and improvement loops in both CEMP and ISO 14001 would help strengthen this weakness of NEPA by providing a mechanism to foster excellent environmental action, not just more dusty paperwork.

Wilkinson, C H

1999-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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The U.S. glass industry is comprised of four primary industry segments--flat glass, container glass, specialty glass, and fiberglass--which together consume $1.6 billion in energy annually. On average, energy costs in the U.S. glass industry account for around 14 percent of total glass production costs. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There is a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. glass industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, system, and organizational levels. A discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the U.S. glass industry is provided along with a description of the major process steps in glass manufacturing. Expected savings in energy and energy-related costs are given for many energy efficiency measures, based on case study data from real-world applications in glass production facilities and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers in the U.S. glass industry reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured. Further research on the economics of the measures--as well on as their applicability to different production practices--is needed to assess potential implementation of selected technologies at individual plants.

Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina; Masanet, Eric; Graus, Wina

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Follow-up Review of Emergency Management Programs in the DOE Complex  

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

Follow-up Follow-up Review of Emergency Management Programs in the Department of Energy Complex OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................ 3 2.0 STATUS OF DOE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ...................................................... 5 Overall Assessment .......................................................................... 5 Improvements to Emergency Management Programs at DOE Sites Since 1998 .................................................................. 5 Continuing Weaknesses ................................................................... 7 Underlying Causes ...........................................................................

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Continuous Improvement in Aluminium Reduction Cell Process ...  

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The Applicability of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Primary Aluminium Smelters The Determination of Pot Current Distribution by Measuring Magnetic...

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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offer free services to identify and evaluate energy-savingopportunities, recommend energy efficiency actions,develop an energy management plan for business; and

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program Management Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

Program Management Initiative Program Management Initiative Program Management Initiative Building the Foundation for our Future. Pyramid diagram showing how the improvement in program management leads to performance excellence, which leads to exceptional results. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to manage its programs effectively and efficiently through disciplined systems and processes, highly motivated and capable professionals, useful tools and job aids, and a management approach that emphasizes results. To achieve excellence, each of these elements must be continuously improved or reengineered. The Program Management Initiative was launched in 2001 to help EERE more effectively accomplish its mission "To lead the nation in the research, development, and deployment of advanced energy efficiency and

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Energy Management Standards (EnMS)  

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

Management Standards (EnMS) Paul Scheihing U.S. DOE January, 2009 2 Why an Energy Management Standard? Most energy efficiency in industry is achieved through changes in how energy is managed in a facility, rather than through installation of new technologies; An energy management standard provides a method for integrating energy efficiency into existing industrial or commercial management systems for continuous improvement; All existing and planned energy management standards are compatible with ISO 9000/14000 1 ; Companies who have voluntarily adopted an energy management plan (a central feature of an EnMS - Standard) have achieved major energy intensity improvements 2 . 1 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2 Btu/lb of product ANSI Accredited U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 242

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Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship for Los Angeles Unified School District  

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This Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship states goals, measures progress toward goals and how actions are monitored to achieve continuous improvement for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Walker, A.; Beattie, D.; Thomas, K.; Davis, K.; Sim, M.; Jhaveri, A.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continual Learning | Department of Energy  

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Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning Workshops Continual Learning is a change initiative which is used to help develop and grow a learning culture within DOE. The purpose of Continual Learning is to improve the professional development of our federal workforce. In an effort to support this initiative, HC-20 offers 3 instructional workshops, located under additional information, to assist employees and supervisors with employee development. These workshops are full of helpful tips and tricks for identifying low cost/no cost training, creating a high-quality IDP and assist supervisors with their responsibilities with employee development. Employees and supervisor are encouraged to attend these workshops and let us (HC-20) help you as we promote a learning

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Improving Outage Performance: Outage Optimization Process  

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Planned outage performance is a key measure of how well an Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is operated. Performance during planned outages strongly affects virtually all of a plant's performance metrics. In recognition of this fact, NPP operators worldwide have and continue to focus on improving their outage performance. The process of improving outage performance is commonly referred to as 'Outage Optimization' in the industry. This paper starts with a summary of the principles of Outage Optimization. It then provides an overview of a process in common use in the USA and elsewhere to manage the improvement of planned outages. The program described is comprehensive in that it involves managing improvement in both the Preparation and Execution phases of outage management. (author)

LaPlatney, Jere J. [AREVA NP (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management  

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Research has indicated that, depending upon driver and passenger characteristics, passengers can have either a positive or negative influence upon driver behaviour. In conclusion to a recent study investigating the roles that passengers can play to influence, positively and negatively, driver behaviour, Regan and Mitsopoulos (2001) recommended, among other things, that the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training may increase passengers ability to positively influence driver behaviour and also drivers ability to accept constructive feedback. The present study investigated the potential application of CRM training within young driver training in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This involved a literature review, an analysis of the differences between the driving and aviation domains, an analysis of the team-based activities and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required during driving to perform those activities, consultation with CRM experts from the aviation and medicine domains and the conduct of six focus groups involving young learner drivers, provisional licence drivers and course teachers. The findings indicate that CRM training as part of young driver training in the ACT is a viable concept to pursue. The application of CRM training within young driver training has potential to significantly enhance the positive and reduce the negative effects of passengers on young driver behaviour, and thus the safety of young drivers and passengers alike. The outcomes of this study formed the basis for a set of recommendations for the development of a young driver CRM training program in the ACT.

Young Drivers; Eve Mitsopoulos; Michael Regan; Janet Anderson; Paul Salmon; Jessica Edquist; Ii Report Documentation Page

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2013 Year of Important Accomplishments, Improvements for NNSA | National  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Year of Important Accomplishments, Improvements for NNSA | National Year of Important Accomplishments, Improvements for NNSA | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Press Releases > 2013 Year of Important Accomplishments, Improvements for NNSA Press Release 2013 Year of Important Accomplishments, Improvements for NNSA

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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

10 Energy Management Systems andiii Appendix D: Assessing Energy Management Systems for Bestof each system. ? Energy management systems and programs (

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management ProgramEnergy Management Assessment Matrix the ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided in

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Appendix E: Energy Management Assessment Matrix This tool isstarted? Energy Management Assessment Matrix GuidelinesEnergy Management Assessment Matrix ..

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management ProgramEnergy Management Assessment Matrix .the ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided in

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Water Efficiency Improvements At Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study #12 „ Laboratory/Medical Equipment (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) built a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) built a successful water conservation program and reduced potable water use through a series of initiatives at EPA laboratories. EPA completed projects in all of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) 14 Best Management Practice (BMP) categories. The projects highlighted below demonstrate EPA's ability to reduce water use in the laboratory/medical equipment BMP category by implementing vacuum pump and steam steril- izer replacements and retrofits. Due to the success of the initial vacuum pump and steam sterilizer projects described in this case study, EPA is implementing similar projects at several laboratories throughout the nation. Reducing Vacuum Pump System Water Use

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Water Efficiency Improvements At Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study #12 „ Laboratory/Medical Equipment (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) built a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) built a successful water conservation program and reduced potable water use through a series of initiatives at EPA laboratories. EPA completed projects in all of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) 14 Best Management Practice (BMP) categories. The projects highlighted below demonstrate EPA's ability to reduce water use in the laboratory/medical equipment BMP category by implementing vacuum pump and steam steril- izer replacements and retrofits. Due to the success of the initial vacuum pump and steam sterilizer projects described in this case study, EPA is implementing similar projects at several laboratories throughout the nation. Reducing Vacuum Pump System Water Use

191

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries: An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse GasIn: Energy Guide. Energy Efficiency Opportunities in theS. (2000). Barriers to Energy Efficiency in the UK Brewing

Galitsky, Christina; Martin, Nathan; Worrell, Ernst; Lehman, Bryan

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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these costs and increase energy efficiency. This Energyoperating costs and to improve energy efficiency to maintainUpgrades related to energy efficiency cost approximately $

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries: An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

filter technology may be an improvement from the traditional cross-flowfilter membranes are shaped like tubes and are configured according to the cross-flow

Galitsky, Christina; Martin, Nathan; Worrell, Ernst; Lehman, Bryan

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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and wind shielding. Building insulation. Adding insulationguidelines for building insulation, for example, Californiafor improving building insulation. Low-emittance windows can

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

glass wool) insulation for buildings, roofing, and panels.for fiberglass insulation are building batting (39%),roof improve the insulation of the building against both hot

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Mining association rules for the quality improvement of the production process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Academics and practitioners have a common interest in the continuing development of methods and computer applications that support or perform knowledge-intensive engineering tasks. Operations management dysfunctions and lost production time are problems ... Keywords: Association rule mining, Continuous improvement, Data mining, Drilling product manufacturing, Industrial maintenance, Knowledge discovery

Bernard Kamsu-Foguem; Fabien Rigal; FLix Mauget

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Continuity Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Continuity Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Continuity Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Continuity Program Home > About Us > Our Programs > Emergency Response > Continuity Program Continuity Program NNSA develops and implements the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of an

198

Non-Intrusive Autonomic Approach with Self-Management Policies Applied to Legacy Infrastructures for Performance Improvements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The growing complexity of large IT facilities involves important time and effort costs to operate and maintain. Autonomic computing gives a new approach in designing distributed architectures that manage themselves in accordance with high-level objectives. ... Keywords: Autonomic Computing, Distributed, Grid, Legacy, Performance, Policies

Rmi Sharrock; Thierry Monteil; Patricia Stolf; Daniel Hagimont; Laurent Broto

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Does the Introduction of RFID Technology Improve Livestock Subsidy Management?: A Success Story from an Arab Country  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While the expected benefits and challenges of RFID technology have been well studied in the manufacturing and service sectors at the private organization level, little understanding exists of these two issues when exploring RFID adoption in the agricultural ... Keywords: Electronic Commerce, Information System, RFID Advantages, RFID Application, RFID Cost, RFID Investment, RFID Obstacles, Top Management Support

Kamel Rouibah; Abdulaziz Al Ateeqi; Samia Rouibah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: Integrated Safety Management (ISM)  

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Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is committed to performing work safely as it operates the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). ORAU supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) policy of using management systems to integrate safety into work practices at all levels. ORAU defines "safety" as encompassing environment, safety and health, and also includes waste minimization and pollution prevention. All ORAU programs and departments actively pursue continuous improvement, and the addition of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) concepts further strengthens safety as a standard in ORISE's culture. ORAU has accepted the ISM concept by contract under DOE Acquisition Regulations Clause 970.5204-2 and DOE Policy 450.4, Safety Management System Policy.

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Using performance parameters, metrified performance objectives, and quality management assessments to improve the effectiveness of research organizations  

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This paper begins by raising the issue of whether the theoretical model of customer-suppliers-products-services usefully describes the activities of laboratory life, using a case study from Fermilab. After describing scientific activities as work, not volunteerism, I present a model that has four performance parameters that can be used to evaluate DOE-funded research laboratories: (1) Do they have a well-defined management system? (2) Are they doing good science? (3) Are they managing their resources effectively? (4) Are they responsive to their customers? From these four parameters I describe how to metrify performance objectives, then use them to evaluate research organizations. I describe these performance objectives within the context of views I have published elsewhere, and according to Stephen R. Covey`s metaphor of production/production capability (P/PC) balance in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Bodnarczuk, M.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management Systems (Iowa) | Department of Energy  

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

Environmental Management Systems (Iowa) Environmental Management Systems (Iowa) Environmental Management Systems (Iowa) < Back Eligibility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Tribal Government Program Info State Iowa Program Type Environmental Regulations Fees Training/Technical Assistance Siting and Permitting Provider Iowa Department of Natural Resources A solid waste planning area (e.g., the land encompassed by a municipality with a comprehensive solid waste management policy) may qualify to be an Environmental Management System if it provides multiple environmental services in addition to solid waste disposal and plans for the continuous improvement of solid waste management by appropriately and aggressively mitigating the environmental impacts of solid waste disposal, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures. Environmental Management

203

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

38 6.1 Energy Management Systems (EMS) andimprovement of energy management systems do apply not onlythe Global Energy Management System (GEMS) of ExxonMobil has

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

audits in an energy management system helps to guaranteemodule in the energy management system of a plant inoptimum. New energy management systems that use artificial

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

production shutdown. Energy management systems (see Sectionsection 5.1 under Energy management systems and programs. General Utilities Energy management systems Combined heat

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management ProgramEnergy Management Assessment Matrix..the ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided in

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management Assessment Matrix Energy Management ProgramEnergy Management Assessment Matrix.the ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix provided in

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Kitchen Appliance Upgrades Improve Water Efficiency at DOD Exchange Facilities: Best Management Practice Case Study #11: Commercial Kitchen Equipment (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

The Exchange, formerly the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is a joint military activity and the U.S. Department of Defense?s (DOD) oldest and largest retailer. The Exchange is taking a leadership role in water efficiency improvements in their commercial kitchens by integrating water efficiency concepts into the organization?s overall sustainability plan and objectives.

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2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT  

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

U.S U.S . DEP ARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT AND P ROJ ECT MANAGEMENT ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS AND CORRECTIVE ACTION P LAN CLOSURE REPORT FINAL FEBRUARY 2011 iii Executive Summary The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to making continuous improvements in contract and project management performance. Improving DOE contract and project management is a top priority of the Department's senior management and entire organization. While DOE's contract and project management has been on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) High Risk List since 1990, several real and measurable improvements have been implemented recently. The Department conducted a root cause analysis (RCA) workshop on October 16-17, 2007, to identify the systemic challenges of planning and managing DOE projects. During the workshop

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Towards a sustainable future for Africa. Improved natural resources management under the development fund for Africa, 1987 to 1993. Technical paper  

SciTech Connect

Since 1987. A.I.D.'s Development Fund for Africa (DFA) has provided over $300 million to programs supporting environmentally sound development in Africa. The programs have focused on three priority areas -- sustainable agriculture, tropical forestry, and biodiversity -- and have been directed not, as in the past, at helping individual farmers but at promoting the systemic institutional, technical, economic, and political changes needed to support improved natural resource management. The report outlines and exemplifies experiences and successes to date under the DFA and the Africa Bureau's Plan for Supporting Natural Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. The programs support the work of PVO's at the community level, provide technical assistance to government agencies and others involved in managing the natural resource base, support host-country initiatives in natural resource planning and management, and provide incentives for changing underlying policies such as land tenure. A major initiative has been support for the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) process in Madagascar, Uganda, The Gambia, and Rwanda. The report also notes work underway to support other U.S. concerns such as the protection of elephant habitats and the mitigation of global climate change.

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1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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training and tools for efficiency programs and resource management;management program, but its duties also can include delivering training,management program for buildings. The document discusses management (goals, planning, energy accounting); teamwork (staffing, training,

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance: Best Management Practice Case Study #10: Cooling Towers (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding sustainability program that revolves around energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. MSFC identified a problematic cooling loop with six separate compressor heat exchangers and a history of poor efficiency. The facility engineering team at MSFC partnered with Flozone Services, Incorporated to implement a comprehensive water treatment platform to improve the overall efficiency of the system.

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2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contract/Project Management  

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

Fourth Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 ContractProject Management Primary Performance Metrics FY 2011 Target FY 2011...

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Contract/Project Management  

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

Fourth Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 ContractProject Management Performance Metric FY 2012 Target FY 2012 Final FY...

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AUTHORIZATION TO CONTINUE OPERATION OF  

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

Contract Competition] Contract Competition] AUTHORIZATION TO CONTINUE OPERATION OF THE_[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]___ UNDER A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACT The _[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]_ is currently managed and operated by _[insert the name of the contractor]_ for the Department of Energy under a Management and Operating (M&O) contract as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 17.6. The current contract and the determination authorizing the M&O form of contract expire on _[insert the expiration date]_. _[In one or two sentences, briefly describe the laboratory/site/facility mission]_. A new contract is currently being procured by the DOE _[insert DOE office name]_, under Request for Proposals (RFP) number _[insert RFP number]_. The resultant

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AUTHORIZATION TO CONTINUE OPERATION OF  

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

Non-competitive Extension] Non-competitive Extension] AUTHORIZATION TO CONTINUE OPERATION OF THE_[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]___ UNDER A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACT The _[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]_ is currently managed and operated by _[insert the name of the contractor]_ for the Department of Energy under DOE contract _[insert contract number]._This contract is a Management and Operating (M&O) contract as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 17.6. The current contract and the determination authorizing the M&O form of contract expire on _[insert the expiration date]_. A non-competitive extension is currently being pursued in accordance with FAR 6.301. [In one or two sentences, briefly describe the

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NNSA Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan | National Nuclear...  

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

Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency...

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Pantex continues community outreach | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

continues community outreach | National Nuclear Security continues community outreach | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex continues community outreach Pantex continues community outreach Posted By Office of Public Affairs Pantexans showed their community spirit last week when employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered their time at two local

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Global Energy Management System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exxon Mobil Corporation has undertaken voluntary actions to continuously improve energy efficiency in our operations for many years. From 1973 to 1999, we improved the energy efficiency of our refineries and chemical plants by over 35 percent - saving the cumulative equivalent of 1.8 billion barrels of oil and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 200 million tonnes. In 2000, we redoubled our efforts with deployment of our Global Energy Management System (GEMS), which utilizes international best practices and benchmarking to identify energy efficiencies at each of our refineries and chemical plants. Thus far, we have identified opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of these facilities by an additional 15 to 20 percent. At full implementation, savings are expected to total $500 million to $1 billion per year, with an associated reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of about 10 million tonnes per year - roughly equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars from the world's roads.

Eidt, B. D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Capital Management | Department of Energy  

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

Human Capital Management Human Capital Management Human Capital Management The strategic management of human capital requires comprehensive planning and analysis in order to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that support every facet of employee work life. DOE human capital initiatives are designed to support continuous improvement and accountability in accordance with the DOE Human Capital Management Accountability Program (HCMAP), which is an internal DOE audit process of servicing human resources offices and addresses those documents that require coordination with the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer before being implemented; Human Resource Directors; the Department's 5-year Strategic Human Capital Management Plan; Departmental element workforce plans; the Department's personnel accountability program that is used

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Improvements in Container Management of Transuranic and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Stored at the Central Waste Complex at Hanford  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Central Waste Complex (CWC) is the interim storage facility for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) mixed waste, transuranic waste, transuranic mixed waste, low-level and low-level mixed radioactive waste at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site. The majority of the waste stored at the facility is retrieved from the low-level burial grounds in the 200 West Area at the Site, with minor quantities of newly generated waste from on-site and offsite waste generators. The CWC comprises 18 storage buildings that house 13,000 containers. Each waste container within the facility is scanned into its location by building, module, tier and position and the information is stored in a site-wide database. As waste is retrieved from the burial grounds, a preliminary non-destructive assay is performed to determine if the waste is transuranic (TRU) or low-level waste (LLW) and subsequently shipped to the CWC. In general, the TRU and LLW waste containers are stored in separate locations within the CWC, but the final disposition of each waste container is not known upon receipt. The final disposition of each waste container is determined by the appropriate program as process knowledge is applied and characterization data becomes available. Waste containers are stored within the CWC based on their physical chemical and radiological hazards. Further segregation within each building is done by container size (55-gallon, 85-gallon, Standard Waste Box) and waste stream. Due to this waste storage scheme, assembling waste containers for shipment out of the CWC has been time consuming and labor intensive. Qualitatively, the ratio of containers moved to containers in the outgoing shipment has been excessively high, which correlates to additional worker exposure, shipment delays, and operational inefficiencies. These inefficiencies impacted the LLW Program's ability to meet commitments established by the Tri-Party Agreement, an agreement between the State of Washington, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These commitments require waste containers to be shipped off site for disposal and/or treatment within a certain time frame. Because the program was struggling to meet production demands, the Production and Planning group was tasked with developing a method to assist the LLW Program in fulfilling its requirements. Using existing databases for container management, a single electronic spreadsheet was created to visually map every waste container within the CWC. The file displays the exact location (e.g., building, module, tier, position) of each container in a format that replicates the actual layout in the facility. In addition, each container was placed into a queue defined by the LLW and TRU waste management programs. The queues were developed based on characterization requirements, treatment type and location, and potential final disposition. This visual aid allows the user to select containers from similar queues and view their location within the facility. The user selects containers in a centralized location, rather than random locations, to expedite shipments out of the facility. This increases efficiency for generating the shipments, as well as decreasing worker exposure and container handling time when gathering containers for shipment by reducing movements of waste containers. As the containers are collected for shipment, the remaining containers are segregated by queue, which further reduces future container movements. (authors)

Uytioco, E. [Fluor Government Group, Richland, WA (United States); Baynes, P.A.; Bailey, K.B.; McKenney, D.E. [Fluor Hanford, Inc., Richland WA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry - An ENERGY STAR® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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

779E 779E ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR ® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers Ernst Worrell, Paul Blinde, Maarten Neelis, Eliane Blomen, and Eric Masanet Environmental Energy Technologies Division Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency October 2010 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or

223

TMS Continuing Education Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS Continuing Education Home. TMS is dedicated to encouraging the lifelong education of materials science and engineering professionals through...

224

NNSA Conducts Radiation Medical Management Training in China...  

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

Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform...

225

NNSA, Cambodia Sign Statement of Intent for Emergency Management...  

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

Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform...

226

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management Practices #8 Cooling Tower Management. FederalDry conveyors Reducing cooling tower bleed-off Cleaning andMembrane filtration Cooling towers Hydrocyclones Counter-

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Compressed Air Management Program: A Performance Assessment Approach to Improving Industrial Compressed Air System Operation and Maintenance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Compressed Air Management Program (CAMP) provides Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E's) large industrial customers with measurement-based performance assessments of their compressed air systems. Under this program, the customer's system is inspected and both short-term, high resolution, and longer-term measurements are taken of power and pressure. These data are used in developing a system simulation based on the US DOE's AIRMaster+ computer model. Model results and professional judgment are used to identify a cost-effective strategy for improving the system. Recommendations are provided to the customer along with technical support for implementing these recommendations. After improvements are complete, the performance measurements are repeated so that PG&E and its customers can judge the effectiveness of the recommendations. The program uses a standardized toolkit (all off-the-shelf components) along with software developed exclusively for this application, to accomplish the required measurements and efficiently analyze and reduce the data for use in the AIRMaster+ model.

Qualmann, R. L.; Zeller, W.; Baker, M.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPROVAL TO CONTINUE SPONSORSHIP OF  

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

Competition Competition APPROVAL TO CONTINUE SPONSORSHIP OF THE_[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]___ AS A FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER The _[insert the name of the laboratory/site/facility]_ is a Department of Energy (DOE) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) managed and operated by _[insert the name of the contractor]_ under DOE Contract _[insert contract number]_. The current contract, which serves as the sponsoring agreement, expires [insert date]. _[insert one or two sentences briefly describing the laboratory/site/facility mission]_. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 35.017-4 provides for the Head of the sponsoring Agency to approve the continuance of the sponsorship of the FFRDC.

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2005a). Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving59289-Revision Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving05CH11231. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

SM CMM Model to Evaluate and Improve the Quality of Software Maintenance Process: Overview of the model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

technology transfer to the industry at large. The inadequate share of management attention that The software maintenance function suffers from a scarcity of management models that would facilitate its evaluation, management and continuous improvement. This paper presents a revised version of a maintenance-specific evaluation model: Software Maintenance Capability Maturity Model (SM CMM). This model adopts a similar structure and should be used as a complement to the CMMi 1 (Capability

Alain April; Alain Abran; Reiner R. Dumke; Carnegie Mellon

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Emergency Management Program Review at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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

Waste Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Emergency Management Program Review at the May 2000 OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 4 2.0 RESULTS ......................................................................................... 6 Hazards Survey and Hazards Assessments .................................. 6 Program Plans, Procedures, and Responder Performance ........ 9 Training, Drills, and Exercises ..................................................... 13 Emergency Public Information and Offsite Response Interfaces ....................................................................................... 15 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Process

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West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation Emergency Management Program  

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

West West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation Emergency Management Program Independent Oversight Review of the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance September 2000 OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 4 2.0 RESULTS ......................................................................................... 7 Hazards Survey and Hazards Assessment .................................... 7 Program Plans and Procedures ..................................................... 8 Emergency Responder Performance .......................................... 10 Feedback and Continuous Improvement....................................

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TMS Continuing Education Page  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Education Development. If you are interested in developing a continuing education activity, please review the specific course options and requirements below.

234

Continuous Sludge Leaching  

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

Continuous Sludge Leaching Reid Peterson and Renee Russell - Battelle Pacific Northwest Division Terry Sams and Bill Brasel - Parsons 2 What is CSL? * Process diagram * Full scale...

235

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The motor vehicle industry in the U.S. spends about $3.6 billion on energy annually. In this report, we focus on auto assembly plants. In the U.S., over 70 assembly plants currently produce 13 million cars and trucks each year. In assembly plants, energy expenditures is a relatively small cost factor in the total production process. Still, as manufacturers face an increasingly competitive environment, energy efficiency improvements can provide a means to reduce costs without negatively affecting the yield or the quality of the product. In addition, reducing energy costs reduces the unpredictability associated with variable energy prices in today?s marketplace, which could negatively affect predictable earnings, an important element for publicly-traded companies such as those in the motor vehicle industry. In this report, we first present a summary of the motor vehicle assembly process and energy use. This is followed by a discussion of energy efficiency opportunities available for assembly plants. Where available, we provide specific primary energy savings for each energy efficiency measure based on case studies, as well as references to technical literature. If available, we have listed costs and typical payback periods. We include experiences of assembly plants worldwide with energy efficiency measures reviewed in the report. Our findings suggest that although most motor vehicle companies in the U.S. have energy management teams or programs, there are still opportunities available at individual plants to reduce energy consumption cost effectively. Further research on the economics of the measures for individual assembly plants, as part of an energy management program, is needed to assess the potential impact of selected technologies at these plants.

Galitsky, Christina; Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Continuations and Web Servers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Programming web applications in direct style with the help of continuations is a much simpler, safer, modular and better-performing technology than the current dominating "page-centric" technology combining CGI scripts, active pages or servlets. This ... Keywords: WWW, continuations, hypertext, scheme

Christian Queinnec

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Continuations and transducer composition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On-line transducers are an important class of computational agent; we construct and compose together many software systems using them, such as stream processors, layered network protocols, DSP networks and graphics pipelines. We show an interesting use ... Keywords: calculus, continuation-passing style (CPS), continuations, coroutines, flow analysis, functional languages, fusion, lambda, language design, program analysis, stream processing

Olin Shivers; Matthew Might

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry--defined in this Energy Guide as facilities engaged in the canning, freezing, and drying or dehydrating of fruits and vegetables--consumes over $800 million worth of purchased fuels and electricity per year. Energy efficiency improvement isan important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. A discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry is provided along with a description of the major process technologies used within the industry. Next, a wide variety of energy efficiency measures applicable to fruit and vegetable processing plants are described. Many measure descriptions include expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in fruit and vegetable processing facilities and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. Given the importance of water in fruit and vegetable processing, a summary of basic, proven measures for improving plant-level water efficiency are also provided. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers in the U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry reduce energy and water consumption in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured. Further research on the economics of all measures--as well as on their applicability to different production practices--is needed to assess their cost effectiveness at individual plants.

Masanet, Eric; Masanet, Eric; Worrell, Ernst; Graus, Wina; Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Government Energy Management | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency » Government Energy Management Efficiency » Government Energy Management Government Energy Management EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency — promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency - promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and

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Integrating Energy Management and Lean Manufacturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is a close relationship between energy efficiency and lean manufacturing. Lean focuses on the continuous elimination of non-value added activities and waste in a manufacturing process. Energy management focuses on the continuous elimination of wasted energy in a manufacturing process. This paper will focus on industrial facilities that participated in a Power Smart Lean initiative with Manitoba Hydro. The objective of this service is to leverage lean principles by capitalizing on the synergies between lean manufacturing and energy management to increase the incorporation of energy efficiency into a manufacturing plant. Case studies are presented showing the resulting electric and gas saving opportunities from identifying and reducing wasted energy. Examples are presented to show the incidental energy savings realized by facilities that have used lean to improve productivity. Finally, case studies are discussed which demonstrate the utilization of lean approaches and tools with parallels to energy management.

Stocki, M.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy is an important cost factor in the U.S iron and steel industry. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. iron and steel industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. A discussion of the structure, production trends, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the iron and steel industry is provided along with a description of the major process technologies used within the industry. Next, a wide variety of energy efficiency measures are described. Many measure descriptions include expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in the steel and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers in the U.S. iron and steel industry reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured. Further research on the economics of all measures?and on their applicability to different production practices?is needed to assess their cost effectiveness at individual plants.

Worrell, Ernst; Blinde, Paul; Neelis, Maarten; Blomen, Eliane; Masanet, Eric

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

242

IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Harding, P. Effective Energy Management Guide. 2000; revisedOID=2621. Effective Energy Management Guide. 2000, 2010. P.of 1.3 years. Sources: Energy Efficiency Guide for Colorado

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

ExxonMobil Global Energy Management System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For many years, ExxonMobil has undertaken voluntary actions to improve efficiency in our operations and in customer use of our products. Our Global Energy Management System (GEMS) is an important initiative that is having a positive impact at each of our refineries and chemical plants. The system builds on international best practices and benchmarking to identify energy efficiencies. Launched in 2000, it utilizes a common methodology to identify performance gaps, implement closure plans, sustain progress, and drive energy efficiency toward leading-edge performance. The GEMS business model is based on a three-step approach to performance improvement. First, it addresses base case performance issues by operating existing facilities optimally and efficiently through application of best practices. Second, it identifies economic investment opportunities above an optimized base for step-change improvement to address structural differences. Third, the system implements strong management systems to provide the rigor and discipline necessary to sustain progress and drive continuous improvement. Ultimately, management leadership, organizational commitment, and personal accountability all work together to drive continuous improvement.

Roberto, F.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Continuous sulfur removal process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A continuous process for the removal of hydrogen sulfide from a gas stream using a membrane comprising a metal oxide deposited on a porous support is disclosed. 4 figures.

Jalan, V.; Ryu, J.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

245

Business Continuity Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article considers various strategies for protecting an organisation from both natural and man-made disasters. The differences between business continuity planning, and disaster recovery planning are recognised. 1997 John Wiley & Sons, ...

Martin Nemzow

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Symmetric continued fractions  

SciTech Connect

Explicit formulae for continued fractions with symmetric patterns in their partial quotients are constructed in the field of formal power series. Similar to the work of Cohn in 1996, which generalized the so-called folding lemma to {kappa}-fold symmetry, the notion of {kappa}-duplicating symmetric continued fractions is investigated using a modification of the 1995 technique due to Clemens, Merrill and Roeder.

Panprasitwech, Oranit [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut' s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok 10140 (Thailand); Laohakosol, Vichian [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900 (Thailand); Chaichana, Tuangrat [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)

2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

247

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assessment of Energy, Waste, and Productivity ImprovementsExcessive blowdown will waste energy, water, and chemicals.Assessment of Energy, Waste, and Productivity Improvements

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Shenoy, U. (1994). Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis. GulfGas Compact Immersed Heat Exchanger. Case Study CA- Centreenvironment. Continuous heat exchangers are used to

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Sandia uses supercomputer simulations to improve helmets | National Nuclear  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

uses supercomputer simulations to improve helmets | National Nuclear uses supercomputer simulations to improve helmets | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Sandia uses supercomputer simulations to improve helmets Sandia uses supercomputer simulations to improve helmets Posted By Office of Public Affairs NNSA Blog Supercomputer simulations of blast waves on the brain are being compared

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Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear  

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

Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection Posted By Office of Public Affairs In early November, medical isotope producers met with nuclear explosion

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NNSA, LANL Complete DARHT Improvements With Successful Multi-frame  

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

LANL Complete DARHT Improvements With Successful Multi-frame LANL Complete DARHT Improvements With Successful Multi-frame Hydrodynamic Test | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Press Releases > NNSA, LANL Complete DARHT Improvements With Successful ... Press Release NNSA, LANL Complete DARHT Improvements With Successful Multi-frame

252

Environmental Management System Plan  

SciTech Connect

Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management establishes the policy that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in a manner that is environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continually improving, efficient, and sustainable. The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved DOE Order 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program and DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management as the means of achieving the provisions of this Executive Order. DOE Order 450.1A mandates the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: (1) Protect the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by facility operations; (2) Meet or exceed applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and regulations; and (3) Implement cost-effective business practices. In addition, the DOE Order 450.1A mandates that the EMS must be integrated with a facility's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) established pursuant to DOE P 450.4, 'Safety Management System Policy'. DOE Order 430.2B mandates an energy management program that considers energy use and renewable energy, water, new and renovated buildings, and vehicle fleet activities. The Order incorporates the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Order also includes the DOE's Transformational Energy Action Management initiative, which assures compliance is achieved through an Executable Plan that is prepared and updated annually by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, Berkeley Lab, or the Laboratory) and then approved by the DOE Berkeley Site Office. At the time of this revision to the EMS plan, the 'FY2009 LBNL Sustainability Executable Plan' represented the most current Executable Plan. These DOE Orders and associated policies establish goals and sustainable stewardship practices that are protective of environmental, natural, and cultural resources, and take a life cycle approach that considers aspects such as: (1) Acquisition and use of environmentally preferable products; (2) Electronics stewardship; (3) Energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy; (4) Pollution prevention, with emphasis on toxic and hazardous chemical and material reduction; (5) Procurement of efficient energy and water consuming materials and equipment; (6) Recycling and reuse; (7) Sustainable and high-performance building design; (8) Transportation and fleet management; and (9) Water conservation. LBNL's approach to sustainable environmental stewardship required under Order 450.1A poses the challenge of implementing its EMS in a compliance-based, performance-based, and cost-effective manner. In other words, the EMS must deliver real and tangible business value at a minimal cost. The purpose of this plan is to describe Berkeley Lab's approach for achieving such an EMS, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of key Laboratory parties. This approach begins with a broad-based environmental policy consistent with that stated in Chapter 11 of the LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000). This policy states that Berkeley Lab is committed to the following: (1) Complying with applicable environmental, public health, and resource conservation laws and regulations. (2) Preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and conserving natural resources. (3) Correcting environmental hazards and cleaning up existing environmental problems, and (4) Continually improving the Laboratory's environmental performance while maintaining operational capability and sustaining the overall mission of the Laboratory. A continual cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes will be performed to achieve goals, objectives, and targets that will help LBNL carry out this policy. Each year, environmental aspects will be identified and their impacts to the environm

Fox, Robert; Thorson, Patrick; Horst, Blair; Speros, John; Rothermich, Nancy; Hatayama, Howard

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy is the most important cost factor in the U.S petrochemical industry, defined in this guide as the chemical industry sectors producing large volume basic and intermediate organic chemicals as well as large volume plastics. The sector spent about $10 billion on fuels and electricity in 2004. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. petrochemical industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. A discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the petrochemical industry is provided along with a description of the major process technologies used within the industry. Next, a wide variety of energy efficiency measures are described. Many measure descriptions include expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in the petrochemical and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers in the U.S. petrochemical industry reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured. Further research on the economics of all measures--and on their applicability to different production practices--is needed to assess their cost effectiveness at individual plants.

Neelis, Maarten; Worrell, Ernst; Masanet, Eric

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Management in Industry. Centre for the Analysis andEnergy Efficiency. Canadian Industry Program for Energyefficiency lighting in Industry and Commercial Buildings.

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Improvement of the Energy Efficiency and GHG Emissions Management Systems of an O&G Company's E&P Operated Assets.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry has been one of the most environmentally questioned sectors in the lastdecades, where the management of the resources (more)

Gmez Blanco, Paula Andrea

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management in the Flemish Steel Industry: the Arcelor Gentfor the iron and steel industry. Parekh, P. (2000).in the Canadian Steel Industry, Ottawa, Canada: CANMET.

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Environmental Management System Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

offices, the EMS Program Program Elements Environmental ManagementOffice of Institutional Assurance as stated in the OQMP. 3-7 Environmental ManagementEnvironmental Management System Fiscal Year Improve (EMP classification) Integrated Safety Management System International Organization for Standardization Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Office

Fox, Robert

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Airflow Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update provides an overview of airflow management, with an emphasis on how reduced airflow can improve energy efficiency in data centers. Airflow management within a data center can have a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. Typically, much more cold air circulates within conventional data centers than is actually needed to cool equipment related to information and communication technology (ICT). It is not uncommon for facilities to supply more than two to three times the minimum require...

2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

259

Management Overview  

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

Immobilization Research Immobilization Research Kurt Gerdes U.S. DOE, Office of Engineering and Technology John Vienna Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management May 19, 2009 2009 Hanford - Idaho - Savannah River Technical Exchange 2 Objectives Perform research and development to advance the waste stabilization technology options by through closely- coupled theory, experimentation, and modeling Develop solutions for Hanford, Idaho, Savannah River, and Oak Ridge wastes challenges (along with facilitating management of future wastes) Environmental Management General Approach Balance between near-term incremental technology improvements and long-term transformational solutions Address the requirements for high risk waste streams - high-level tank waste (RPP, SRS)

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Environmental data management at Fernald  

SciTech Connect

FERMCO supports DOE`s ongoing initiatives for the continuous improvement of site restoration through the development and application of innovative technologies. A major thrust of FERMCO`s efforts has been the enhancement of environmental data management technology for the site. The understanding of environmental data is the fundamental basis for determining the need for environmental restoration, developing and comparing remedial alternatives, and reaching a decision on how to clean up a site. Environmental data management at Fernald is being focused on two major objectives: to improve the efficiency of the data management process, and to provide a better understanding of the meaning of the data at the earliest possible time. Environmental data at Fernald is typically a soil or groundwater sample collected by one of the field geologists. These samples are then shipped to one or more laboratories for analysis. After the analyses are returned from the laboratories the data are reviewed and qualified for usability. The data are then used by environmental professionals for determining nature and extent of contamination. Additionally, hazardous waste materials whether generated during production or during cleanup, may be sampled to characterize the waste before shipment or treatment. The data management process, which uses four major software systems, is presented graphically.

Jones, B.W.; Williams, J.

1994-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuity Volume Four ---  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and key resources (CIKR) and the execution of the $50m per year Buffer Zone Protection grant programme. He is also responsible for developing plans to imple ment multiple CIKR national protection pro grammes for the nation's most critical CIKR. Mr Norman joined DHS in 2004 and started as the Program Manager

Kemner, Ken

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The Countdown Continues INSIDE  

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

1, 1996 1, 1996 Number 11 The Countdown Continues INSIDE 2 University Close-Up: Elmhurst College 4 DOE Reviews DZero Upgrade 5 Griffing Appointed ES&H Head 10 Laboratory Adopts More Efficient Payroll System Only a month remains before fixed-target experiments will resume at Fermilab. As the days dwindle down to a precious few, experi- menters and staff throughout the Laboratory scramble to get ready. The last issue of FermiNews reported on countdown activities for the Accelerator and Computing Divisions and the Facilities Engineering Services Section. For this issue the Research Division, the Physics Section and five of the 10 experiments f continued on page 6 Photo by Reidar Hahn described their down-to-the-wire preparations. "It's nip and tuck in terms of building the

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Continuous steel production and apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for continuous refining of steel via multiple distinct reaction vessels for melting, oxidation, reduction, and refining for delivery of steel continuously to, for example, a tundish of a continuous caster system, and associated apparatus.

Peaslee, Kent D. (Rolla, MO); Peter, Jorg J. (McMinnville, OR); Robertson, David G. C. (Rolla, MO); Thomas, Brian G. (Champaign, IL); Zhang, Lifeng (Trondheim, NO)

2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

264

Continuous Emissions Monitoring Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the 2002 update of this manual, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been extremely active in its efforts to expand continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) requirements through a variety of regulatory instruments. Additional monitoring requirements have resulted from EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule and Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA attempted to impose mercury (Hg) monitoring requirements in its now-vacated Clean Air Mercury Rule. Most recently, EPA has proposed mercury, particulate mat...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

265

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

management system, using sub- metering, achieved over a 5%Ross, 1989). Although sub-metering is usually very costly towith metering in mind, sub-metering costs very little. The

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Energy efficiency improvement and cost saving opportunities for the Corn Wet Milling Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2001b). Energy Efficiency Opportunity Guide in the LimeMilling Industry An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and PlantAn ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers

Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst; Ruth, Michael

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

s Teaming Up to Save Energy guide (U.S. EPA 2006), which isis used throughout this Energy Guide for consistency. With aAn ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

efficiency actions, develop an energy management plan forE. Worrell (1995). Clean Energy Technologies: A PreliminarySingh, R.P. (1986a). Energy Accounting in Food Canning

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management Program Update, April-June 2009  

SciTech Connect

Welcome to the April-June 2009 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) Program Update. This publication is designed to provide a status of activities within LM. The Legacy Management goals are: (1) Protect human health and the environment through effective and efficient long-term surveillance and maintenance - This goal highlights DOE's responsibility to ensure long-term protection of people, the environment, and the integrity of engineered remedies and monitoring systems. (2) Preserve, protect, and make accessible legacy records and information - This goal recognizes LM's commitment to successfully manage records, information, and archives of legacy sites under its authority. (3) Support an effective and efficient work force structured to accomplish Departmental missions and assure continuity of contractor worker pension and medical benefits - This goal recognizes DOE's commitment to its contracted work force and the consistent management of pension and health benefits. As sites continue to close, DOE faces the challenges of managing pension plan and health benefits liability. (4) Manage legacy land and assets, emphasizing protective real and personal property reuse and disposition - This goal recognizes a DOE need for local collaborative management of legacy assets, including coordinating land use planning, personal property disposition to community reuse organizations, and protecting heritage resources (natural, cultural, and historical). (5) Improve program effectiveness through sound management - This goal recognizes that LM's goals cannot be attained efficiently unless the federal and contractor work force is motivated to meet requirements and work toward continuous performance improvement.

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2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Management Information Reporting Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... but are not limited to assistance in developing environmental management systems, improving ... with a client that is already in the database, there is ...

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

What is Continual Learning? | Department of Energy  

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

What is Continual Learning? What is Continual Learning? What is Continual Learning? November 25, 2013 - 3:56pm Addthis The purpose of Continual Learning is to improve the professional development of the federal workforce within the Department of Energy. In an effort to support this initiative, HC-20 offers 3 instructional workshops to assist employees and supervisors with employee development. These workshops are full of helpful tips and tricks for identifying low cost/no cost training, creating a high-quality IDP and assist supervisors with their responsibilities with employee development. The workshops will be offered either via adobe connect or classroom. Employees and supervisor are encouraged to attend these workshops and let us (HC-20) help you as we promote a learning culture.

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2005a), the recovery of steam condensate was identified as a2000). By using steam condensate instead of low pressureimprovement Return condensate Steam trap maintenance Improve

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

such an important cost factor, energy efficiency is a verythe cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency opportunities2005). Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Nath (2000). Improve Steam Turbine Efficiency. HydrocarbonOIT (2000c). New steam turbine saves chemical manufacturer $demand. Back-pressure steam turbines which may be used to

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Nath (2000). Improve Steam Turbine Efficiency. HydrocarbonOIT (1999). Rebuilding steam turbine generator reduces costscan be driven by a steam turbine or an electric motor. Hot

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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helped to improve the Energy Guide substantially. We wouldremaining errors in this Energy Guide are the responsibilityThe views expressed in this Energy Guide do not necessarily

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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development of renewable energy production facilities in theRenewable Energy. Best Practices Program. Compressed Air System Optimization Project Improves Production

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Petrochemical Industry - An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and wind shielding. Building insulation. Adding insulationguidelines for building insulation, for example, Californiafor improving building insulation. Low emittance windows can

Neelis, Maarten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and wind shielding. Building insulation. Adding insulationguidelines for building insulation, for example, Californiafor improving building insulation. Low emittance windows can

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

PlantView Automated Training Manager (ATM) Module 2.119.001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

PlantViewis a web-based content and learning management system developed to support the day-to-day activities of a utility company. It provides a common format for entering and maintaining operations, maintenance, and engineering data. It also provides a single platform for E-learning content management, training completions, supervisory reports, and online reference. Software enhancements are being continually implemented in PlantViewto improve data visualization, navigation, and module integration. Sup...

2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Continuous plutonium dissolution apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is concerned with continuous dissolution of metals such as plutonium. A high normality acid mixture is fed into a boiler vessel, vaporized, and subsequently condensed as a low normality acid mixture. The mixture is then conveyed to a dissolution vessel and contacted with the plutonium metal to dissolve the plutonium in the dissolution vessel, reacting therewith forming plutonium nitrate. The reaction products are then conveyed to the mixing vessel and maintained soluble by the high normality acid, with separation and removal of the desired constituent. (Official Gazette)

Meyer, F.G.; Tesitor, C.N.

1974-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

282

Continuous chain bit development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The continuous chain drill is a diamond drill bit in which the cutting surface can be replaced while the bit is still in the hole. The first prototype of the chain drill system was fabricated and tested in 1977. Problems were encountered with the mechanism used to cycle the bit. A second prototype bit was designed to circumvent these problems. An accelerated development and test program has provided field test results on Prototype II in less than 2 years. Field testing at Nevada Test Site has proven the feasibility of the downhole changing mechanism. The development and testing of this prototype are described.

St. Clair, J.A.; Duimstra, F.A.; Varnado, S.G.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

CONTINUOUS GAS ANALYZER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reagent gas and a sample gas are chemically combined on a continuous basis in a reaction zone maintained at a selected temperature. The reagent gas and the sample gas are introduced to the reaction zone at preselected. constant molar rates of flow. The reagent gas and the selected gas in the sample mixture combine in the reaction zone to form a product gas having a different number of moles from the sum of the moles of the reactants. The difference in the total molar rates of flow into and out of the reaction zone is measured and indicated to determine the concentration of the selected gas.

Katz, S.; Weber, C.W.

1960-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

284

Agencies plan continued DOE landfill remediation  

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

Agencies plan continued DOE landfill remediation Agencies plan continued DOE landfill remediation The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have released a planning document that specifies how DOE will continue to remediate a landfill containing hazardous and transuranic waste at DOE's Idaho Site located in eastern Idaho. The Phase 1 Remedial Design/Remedial Action Work Plan for Operable Unit 7-13/14 document was issued after the September 2008 Record of Decision (ROD) and implements the retrieval of targeted waste at the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) within the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC). The SDA began receiving waste in 1952 and contains radioactive and chemical waste in approximately 35 acres of disposal pits, trenches and soil vaults.

285

Independent Oversight Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program  

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

Rocky Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program Independent Oversight Review of the March 2000 OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 4 2.0 RESULTS ......................................................................................... 6 Hazard Survey and Hazards Assessments .................................... 6 Program Plans and Procedures ..................................................... 7 Emergency Responder Performance and Preparation ............... 9 Offsite Interfaces ........................................................................... 10 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Process

286

Dynamic plan migration for snapshot-equivalent continuous queries in data stream systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A data stream management system executes a large number of continuous queries in parallel. As stream characteristics and query workload change over time, the plan initially installed for a continuous query may become inefficient. As a consequence, the ...

Jrgen Krmer; Yin Yang; Michael Cammert; Bernhard Seeger; Dimitris Papadias

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS)  

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

Waste Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS) Reports and Records of Decision Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS) Reports and Records of Decision The Final Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS) is a nationwide study examining the environmental impacts of managing more than 2 million cubic meters of radioactive wastes from past, present, and future DOE activities. The WM PEIS will assist the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in improving the efficiency and reliability of management of its current and anticipated volumes of radioactive and hazardous wastes and will help DOE continue to comply with applicable laws and regulations and protect workers, public health and safety, and the environment. The WM PEIS

288

EPA Notice of Availability of the Site-wide Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stockpile Stewardship and Management, Implementation (DOE/EIS-0348/DOE/EIS-0236-S3)  

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

08 08 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 82 / Friday, April 29, 2005 / Notices beneficial uses of dredged materials (i.e., wetlands restoration in Dorchester County, MD). EPA expressed environmental concerns over the remaining three alternatives (i.e., the proposed multiple new Confined Disposal Facilities in the Patapsco River, the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project expansion and the Large Island Restoration Middle Bay). EPA recommended that continued use of Open Water Placement in Virginia include the already designated NorfolkOcean Disposal Site given its available capacity. Rating EC1 EIS No. 20050053, ERP No. D-CGD- E03013-00, Compass Port and Deepwater Port License Application, To Construct a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Receiving, Storage and

289

CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A radiation detector of the bubble chamber class is described which is continuously sensitive and which does not require the complex pressure cycling equipment characteristic of prior forms of the chamber. The radiation sensitive element is a gas-saturated liquid and means are provided for establishing a thermal gradient across a region of the liquid. The gradient has a temperature range including both the saturation temperature of the liquid and more elevated temperatures. Thus a supersaturated zone is created in which ionizing radiations may give rise to visible gas bubbles indicative of the passage of the radiation through the liquid. Additional means are provided for replenishing the supply of gas-saturated liquid to maintaincontinuous sensitivity.

Good, R.H.

1959-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

290

Ohno continuous casting  

SciTech Connect

Production of net-shape products directly from the liquid is an attractive manufacturing route for alloys that are difficult to process or that cannot be rolled, drawn, or extruded. Developed at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan, the Ohno Continuous Casting (OCC) approach not only provides significant cost savings, but also has the potential to create new products. OCC process equipment includes a melting furnace, crucible, mold level-control block, cooling device, and pinch rolls. OCC is currently used to produce copper rods and wires for audio and video cables, and aluminum alloy welding rods for hard-surfacing applications. For example, Mitsui Engineering and Ship Building Co. has used OCC to produce copper tubing products with internal fins and partitions for applications such as heat exchanger tubes and induction coils.

Soda, H.; McLean, A. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Motoyasu, G.; Ohno, A. [Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Nonlinear continuous feedback controllers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Packet-switched communication networks such as today's Internet are built with several interconnected core and distribution packet forwarding routers and several sender and sink transport agents. In order to maintain stability and avoid congestion collapse in the network, the sources control their rate behavior and voluntarily adjust their sending rates to accommodate other sources in the network. In this thesis, we study one class of sender rate control that is modeled using continuous first-order differential equation of the sending rates. In order to adjust the rates appropriately, the network sends continuous packet-loss feedback to the sources. We study a form of closed-loop feedback congestion controllers whose rate adjustments exhibit a nonlinear form. There are three dimensions to our work in this thesis. First, we study the network optimization problem in which sources choose utilities to maximize their underlying throughput. Each sender maximizes its utility proportional to the throughput achieved. In our model, sources choose a utility function to define their level of satisfaction of the underlying resource usages. The objective of this direction is to establish the properties of source utility functions using inequality constrained bounded sets and study the functional forms of utilities against a chosen rate differential equation. Second, stability of the network and tolerance to perturbation are two essential factors that keep communication networks operational around the equilibrium point. Our objective in this part of the thesis is to analytically understand the existence of local asymptotic stability of delayed-feedback systems under homogeneous network delays. Third, we propose a novel tangential controller for a generic maximization function and study its properties using nonlinear optimization techniques. We develop the necessary theoretical background and the properties of our controller to prove that it is a better rate adaptation algorithm for logarithmic utilities compared to the well-studied proportional controllers. We establish the asymptotic local stability of our controller with upper bounds on the increase / decrease gain parameters.

Sitharaman, Sai Ganesh

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Continuing Efforts for Efficiency Improvements in Electronic Power Conversion Devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Substantial progress has been made by several agencies between 2002 and 2004 in measuring and comparing the efficiencies of single-voltage, AC-to-DC external power supplies. After considering a dataset of measured efficiency values for more than 800 external power supplies, the U.S. EPAs ENERGY STAR program and the China Center for Energy Conserving Products (CECP) have established joint energy-efficiency specifications and labeling programs for external power supplies. The California Energy ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

293

Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach...  

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

Review Differing Professional Opinion implementing processes or procedures. Interview personnel processing Differing Professional Opinions, and verify their clear...

294

Understanding and Improving Computational Science Storage Access through Continuous Characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computational science applications are driving a demand for increasingly powerful storage systems. While many techniques are available for capturing the I/O behavior of individual application trial runs and specific components of the storage system, ... Keywords: I/O characterization, parallel file systems

Philip Carns; Kevin Harms; William Allcock; Charles Bacon; Samuel Lang; Robert Latham; Robert Ross

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Understanding and improving computational science storage access through continuous characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computational science applications are driving a demand for increasingly powerful storage systems. While many techniques are available for capturing the I/O behavior of individual application trial runs and specific components of the storage system, ...

Philip Carns; Kevin Harms; William Allcock; Charles Bacon; Samuel Lang; Robert Latham; Robert Ross

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approch...  

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

DOE Order 4 14.1 C, Quality Assurance, or other applicable regulations), other applicable DOE directives, and contract terms and conditions. 1. A program description document that...

297

Office of Legacy Management Significant Environmental Aspects  

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

9/2013 9/2013 Office of Legacy Management Significant Environmental Aspects The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) is to safely manage DOE's postclosure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. We have evaluated all of our activities for their potential impact on the environment, and we have identified those aspects that could have a significant impact if they were not controlled. This information is used to develop programs to prevent or mitigate potential impacts and to establish prioritized goals, objectives, and targets for continually improving performance. Our significant environmental aspects fall into four categories: * Waste generation and minimization

298

Aerial survey of Bay Area continues through Saturday | National Nuclear  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

of Bay Area continues through Saturday | National Nuclear of Bay Area continues through Saturday | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Aerial survey of Bay Area continues through Saturday Aerial survey of Bay Area continues through Saturday Posted By Office of Public Affairs NNSA Blog This week, a NNSA helicopter has been flying at a low-level altitude over

299

NNSA Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan | National Nuclear Security Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Press Releases > NNSA Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan Press Release NNSA Continues Emergency Training in Taiwan Dec 20, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan

300

Outage Management Guidelines for Fossil- Fueled Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficiency of an outage program and the correctness of the outage process are important to the continuous improvement and the long-term success of a utility and plant. This report, based on collective industry experience, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) publications, and outage conference, meeting, and workshop data, provides guidance for utility/plant management and staff involved in outage planning, execution, and post-outage operations and in restarting the planning cycle in preparation f...

2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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301

EIS-0200: Managing Treatment, Storage, and Disposal of Radioactive...  

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

environmental and cost impacts of strategic managment alternatives for managing five types of radioactive and hazardous wastes that have resulted and will continue to result...

302

Continuous Box game  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The classical positional game Box was introduced by Chvtal and Erd?s in 1978 in their study of the biased connectivity game on the complete graph. Their analysis was subsequently extended by Hamidoune and Las Vergnas. The board of the Box game consists of elements of n disjoint sets (boxes), which might vary in size. The game is played by two players, Maker and Breaker. Maker claims m board elements per move whereas Breaker claims just one. Maker wins this game if and only if he claims all elements of some box by the end of the game. In this paper we introduce the game CBox, a continuous version of the Box game, where the sizes of the boxes need not be integral and in every move Maker puts a nonnegative real weight into each box, such that the weights sum up to the real number m. This new game, while closely related to the original Box game, turns out to be more amenable to analysis we derive explicit and easy to use criteria for determining the winner in every instance of the game. Consequently, establishing a connection between CBox and Box, we also obtain applicable criteria for the Box game. 1

Dan Hefetz; Michael Krivelevich; Tibor Szab

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Continuous production of conducting polymer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A device to continuously produce polypyrrole was designed, manufactured, and tested. Polypyrrole is a conducting polymer which has potential artificial muscle applications. The objective of continuous production was to ...

Gaige, Terry A. (Terry Alden), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The focus of the human capital management portion of the Departments efforts to achieve the Presidents Management Agenda has  

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

Strategic Use of Human Capital Our human capital management (HCM) efforts have been focused on establishing a systematic and comprehensive process for improving the Department of Energy with the principle goal of meeting our mission objectives for American citizens. These efforts have resulted in an integrated approach that ensures human capital programs and policies are linked to the Department's missions, strategies and goals, while providing for continuous improvement in efficiency and effectiveness while reducing costs. Within the Department, senior managers of the individual program and staff offices are responsible for successfully accomplishing their organization's missions. They are also responsible for

305

IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY: An ENERGY STAR Resource Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

SciTech Connect

As American drinking water agencies face higher production costs, demand, and energy prices, they seek opportunities to reduce costs without negatively affecting the quality of the water they deliver. This guide describes resources for cost-effectively improving the energy efficiency of U.S. public drinking water facilities. The guide (1) describes areas of opportunity for improving energy efficiency in drinking water facilities; (2) provides detailed descriptions of resources to consult for each area of opportunity; (3) offers supplementary suggestions and information for the area; and (4) presents illustrative case studies, including analysis of cost-effectiveness.

Brown, Moya Melody, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Rich; Dunham Whitehead, Camilla; Brown, Rich

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

306

ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANUAL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Issues Management Program encompasses the continuous monitoring of work programs, performance and safety to promptly identify issues to determine their risk and significance, their causes, and to identify and effectively implement corrective actions to ensure successful resolution and prevent the same or similar problems from occurring. This document describes the LBNL Issues Management Program and prescribes the process for issues identification, tracking, resolution, closure, validation, and effectiveness of corrective actions. Issues that are governed by this program include program and performance deficiencies or nonconformances that may be identified through employee discovery, internal or external oversight assessment findings, suggested process improvements and associated actions that require formal corrective action. Issues may also be identified in and/or may result in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reports, Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA) reports, Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) reports, Accident Investigation reports, assessment reports, and External Oversight reports. The scope of these issues may include issues of both high and low significance as well as adverse conditions that meet the reporting requirements of the University of California (UC) Assurance Plan for LBNL or other reporting entities (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy). Issues that are found as a result of a walk-around or workspace inspection that can be immediately corrected or fixed are exempt from the requirements of this document.

Gravois, Melanie

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

307

Project Management Resources | Department of Energy  

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

Project Project Management Resources Project Management Resources Performance & Project Completion Environmental Management Completed Projects 2005-Present EM Current Project Performance Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) Monthly Project Dashboard Project Management Resources DOE Office of Environmental Management Project & Contract Management Improvement Timeline Project Management Approach Using Earned Value Management Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions Plan DOE Order 413.3B DOE Directives OMB Capital Programming Guide OECM Project Management Career Development Program OECM Project Management Policy and Guidance per Office of Management Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) Project Management Institute (PMI) Construction Industry Institute (CII)

308

Journal of the National Grants Management Association  

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

Grants Management Barry Nazar, Frederick Richmond, Manuel Valentin and Barbara Dorf Transforming Grants Management: A Strategic Approach to Improving Performance and Reducing...

309

Exploration of parameters for the continuous blending of pharmaceutical powders  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The transition from traditional batch blending to continuous blending is an opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry to reduce costs and improve quality control. This operational shift necessitates a deeper understanding ...

Lin, Ben Chien Pang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Save Energy Now (SEN) Assessment Helps Expand Energy Management Program at Shaw Industries: Flooring Company Saves $872,000 Annually by Improving Steam System Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This case study describes how the Shaw Industries plant #20 in Dalton, Georgia, achieved annual savings of $872,000 and 93,000 MMBtu after receiving a DOE Save Energy Now energy assessment and implementing recommendations to improve the efficiency of its steam system.

Not Available

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Meter Data Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The traditional role of Meter Data Management (MDM) systems has been to acquire and prepare meter data for billing purposes, but these systems have much wider operational value for utilities. Advanced MDM systems could reshape electric power delivery, management, and economics if their cost and complexity could be managed. This White Paper lays out the potential advantages of improved Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS), discusses possible deployment strategies for such systems, and provides a descripti...

2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

312

Small Water System Management Program: 100 K Area  

SciTech Connect

Purposes of this document are: to provide an overview of the service and potable water system presently in service at the Hanford Site`s 100 K Area; to provide future system forecasts based on anticipated DOE activities and programs; to delineate performance, design, and operations criteria; and to describe planned improvements. The objective of the small water system management program is to assure the water system is properly and reliably managed and operated, and continues to exist as a functional and viable entity in accordance with WAC 246-290-410.

Hunacek, G.S. Jr. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

313

Kootenai River Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project : Long-term Bighorn Sheep/Mule Deer Winter and Spring Habitat Improvement Project : Wildlife Mitigation Project, Libby Dam, Montana : Management Plan.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Libby hydroelectric project, located on the Kootenai River in northwestern Montana, resulted in several impacts to the wildlife communities which occupied the habitats inundated by Lake Koocanusa. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, in cooperation with the other management agencies, developed an impact assessment and a wildlife and wildlife habitat mitigation plan for the Libby hydroelectric facility. In response to the mitigation plan, Bonneville Power Administration funded a cooperative project between the Kootenai National Forest and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to develop a long-term habitat enhancement plan for the bighorn sheep and mule deer winter and spring ranges adjacent to Lake Koocanusa. The project goal is to rehabilitate 3372 acres of bighorn sheep and 16,321 acres of mule deer winter and spring ranges on Kootenai National Forest lands adjacent to Lake Koocanusa and to monitor and evaluate the effects of implementing this habitat enhancement work. 2 refs.

Yde, Chis

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

MANAGEMENT SUMMARY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

need to effectively manage business performance. This has never been more true than in todays complex, highly regulated and confusing business environment which requires better decisions and improved execution now! In spite of the billions of dollars invested in infor-mation technology to address these challenges, managers and executives in many organizations still make key decisions underpinned by their own personal versions of documents and spread-sheets. Their organization struggles to provide a seamless flow of trusted information between customers, suppliers and their employees. The result is that most organizations cannot provide their people with the right information at the right time, and in attempting to do so are committing significant resources to compiling and auditing numbers instead of using them to inform the business. Consequently, they are far more reac-tive than proactive and ultimately they are not efficiently and effectively managing their current and future performance. Leading organizations are investing in managing information and developing predictive insights to drive sustainable business results. These com-panies have become masters in Performance Management- going beyond mere users of business intelligence to become the Intelligent Enterprises. ...a new breed of company is upping the stakes....have dominated their fields by deploy-ing industrial-strength analytics across a wide variety of activities. In essence, they are trans-forming their organiza-tions into armies of killer apps and crunching their way to victory.

unknown authors

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Boiler Tune-ups: Improve efficiency, reduce pollution, and save...  

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

Boiler Tune-ups: Improve efficiency, reduce pollution, and save money Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing...

316

Automated Continuous Commissioning of Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

advanced building energy management system Savings fromadvanced building energy management system Simple paybackexisting Energy Management Control System (EMCS) programming

Bailey, Trevor

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Continuous reservoir simulation model updating and forecasting using a markov chain monte carlo method  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently, effective reservoir management systems play a very important part in exploiting reservoirs. Fully exploiting all the possible events for a petroleum reservoir is a challenge because of the infinite combinations of reservoir parameters. There is much unknown about the underlying reservoir model, which has many uncertain parameters. MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo) is a more statistically rigorous sampling method, with a stronger theoretical base than other methods. The performance of the MCMC method on a high dimensional problem is a timely topic in the statistics field. This thesis suggests a way to quantify uncertainty for high dimensional problems by using the MCMC sampling process under the Bayesian frame. Based on the improved method, this thesis reports a new approach in the use of the continuous MCMC method for automatic history matching. The assimilation of the data in a continuous process is done sequentially rather than simultaneously. In addition, by doing a continuous process, the MCMC method becomes more applicable for the industry. Long periods of time to run just one realization will no longer be a big problem during the sampling process. In addition, newly observed data will be considered once it is available, leading to a better estimate. The PUNQ-S3 reservoir model is used to test two methods in this thesis. The methods are: STATIC (traditional) SIMULATION PROCESS and CONTINUOUS SIMULATION PROCESS. The continuous process provides continuously updated probabilistic forecasts of well and reservoir performance, accessible at any time. It can be used to optimize long-term reservoir performance at field scale.

Liu, Chang

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

(Continued on page 2) (Continued on page 2)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MAY 2009 (Continued on page 2) (Continued on page 2) WWW.RSMAS.MIAMI.EDU DEAN OTIS BROWN: A LEGACY of his decades of service and dedication to the University of Miami, Brown was awarded the UM Presidents in 2003, the University of Miami Presidents Medal honors individuals for their outstanding leadership

Miami, University of

319

Why continue the GEBA project?  

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

and subfamilies that could be useful to the DOE missions. Principal Investigators: Jonathan Eisen, DOE JGI Program: CSP 2011 Home > Sequencing > Why continue the GEBA project...

320

Microscale controlled continuous cell culture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurements of metabolic and cellular activity through substrate and product interactions are highly dependent on environmental conditions and cellular metabolic state. For such experiments to be feasible, continuous ...

Lee, Kevin Shao-Kwan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Guidance for the design and management of a maintenance plan to assure safety and improve the predictability of a DOE nuclear irradiation facility. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A program is recommended for planning the maintenance of DOE nuclear facilities that will help safety and enhance availability throughout a facility`s life cycle. While investigating the requirements for maintenance activities, a major difference was identified between the strategy suitable for a conventional power reactor and one for a research reactor facility: the latter should provide a high degree of predicted availability (referred to hereafter as ``predictability``) to its users, whereas the former should maximize total energy production. These differing operating goals necessitate different maintenance strategies. A strategy for scheduling research reactor facility operation and shutdown for maintenance must balance safety, reliability,and predicted availability. The approach developed here is based on three major elements: (1) a probabilistic risk analysis of the balance between assured reliability and predictability (presented in Appendix C), (2) an assessment of the safety and operational impact of maintenance activities applied to various components of the facility, and (3) a data base of historical and operational information on the performance and requirements for maintenance of various components. These factors are integrated into a set of guidelines for designing a new highly maintainable facility, for preparing flexible schedules for improved maintenance of existing facilities, and for anticipating the maintenance required to extend the life of an aging facility. Although tailored to research reactor facilities, the methodology has broader applicability and may therefore be used to improved the maintenance of power reactors, particularly in anticipation of peak load demands.

Booth, R.S.; Kryter, R.C.; Shepard, R.L.; Smith, O.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Upadhyaya, B.R. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Rowan, W.J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

U. S. gains foothold for continued drilling recovery  

SciTech Connect

The author says the current utilization rate in the Gulf of Mexico is 20 percentage points higher than the average utilization rate for all of last year. Consequently the Gulf's state of affairs is improving and the improvements are likely to continue. The author discusses the causes of this effect.

Not Available

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

IT Project Management Certification | Department of Energy  

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

Project Management (PM) Guidance M-04-19 55.8 KB (pdf) OMB Requirement The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in a continuing effort to strengthen accountability for...

324

IMPROVEMENTS IN CONTAINER MANAGEMENT OF TRANSURANIC (TRU) AND LOW LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORED AT THE CENTRAL WASTE COMPLEX (CWC) AT HANFORD  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Central Waste Complex (CWC) is the interim storage facility for Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) mixed waste, transuranic waste, transuranic mixed waste, low-level and low-level mixed radioactive waste at the Department of Energy's (DOE'S) Hanford Site. The majority of the waste stored at the facility is retrieved from the low-level burial grounds in the 200 West Area at the Site, with minor quantities of newly generated waste from on-site and off-site waste generators. The CWC comprises 18 storage buildings that house 13,000 containers. Each waste container within the facility is scanned into its location by building, module, tier and position and the information is stored in a site-wide database. As waste is retrieved from the burial grounds, a preliminary non-destructive assay is performed to determine if the waste is transuranic (TRU) or low-level waste (LLW) and subsequently shipped to the CWC. In general, the TRU and LLW waste containers are stored in separate locations within the CWC, but the final disposition of each waste container is not known upon receipt. The final disposition of each waste container is determined by the appropriate program as process knowledge is applied and characterization data becomes available. Waste containers are stored within the CWC based on their physical chemical and radiological hazards. Further segregation within each building is done by container size (55-gallon, 85-gallon, Standard Waste Box) and waste stream. Due to this waste storage scheme, assembling waste containers for shipment out of the CWC has been time consuming and labor intensive. Qualitatively, the ratio of containers moved to containers in the outgoing shipment has been excessively high, which correlates to additional worker exposure, shipment delays, and operational inefficiencies. These inefficiencies impacted the LLW Program's ability to meet commitments established by the Tri-Party Agreement, an agreement between the State of Washington, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These commitments require waste containers to be shipped off site for disposal and/or treatment within a certain time frame. Because the program was struggling to meet production demands, the Production and Planning group was tasked with developing a method to assist the LLW Program in fulfilling its requirements. Using existing databases for container management, a single electronic spreadsheet was created to visually map every waste container within the CWC. The file displays the exact location (e.g., building, module, tier, position) of each container in a format that replicates the actual layout in the facility. In addition, each container was placed into a queue defined by the LLW and TRU waste management programs. The queues were developed based on characterization requirements, treatment type and location, and potential final disposition. This visual aid allows the user to select containers from similar queues and view their location within the facility. The user selects containers in a centralized location, rather than random locations, to expedite shipments out of the facility. This increases efficiency for generating the shipments, as well as decreasing worker exposure and container handling time when gathering containers for shipment by reducing movements of waste container. As the containers are collected for shipment, the remaining containers are segregated by queue, which further reduces future container movements.

UYTIOCO EM

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

325

Automatic Continuous Commissioning of Measurement Instruments in Air Handling Units  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a robust strategy based on a condition-based adaptive statistical method for automatic commissioning of measurement instruments typically employed in air-handling units (AHU). The multivariate statistic method, principal component analysis (PCA), is adopted and modified to monitor the air handling process. Two PCA models are built corresponding to the heat balance and pressure-flow balance of the air-handling process. Sensor faults can be detected and isolated using the Q-statistic and the Q-contribution plot. The fault isolation ability against typical component faults is improved using knowledge-based analysis. A novel condition-based adaptive scheme is developed to update the PCA models with the operation conditions for continuous online application. A commissioning tool is developed to implement the strategy. Simulation tests and field tests in a building in Hong Kong were conducted to validate the automatic commissioning strategy for typical AHU. The integration of the tool with a building management system (BMS) and its application is demonstrated.

Xiao, F.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Implementing an integrated standards-based management system to ensure compliance at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL or the Laboratory) is developing and implementing a comprehensive, Integrated Standards-Based Management System (ISBMS) to enhance environmental, safety, and health (ESH) compliance efforts and streamline management of ESH throughout the Laboratory. The Laboratory recognizes that to be competitive in today`s business environment and attractive to potential Partnerships, Laboratory operations must be efficient and cost-effective. The Laboratory also realizes potential growth opportunities for developing ESH as a strength in providing new or improved services to its customers. Overall, the Laboratory desires to establish and build upon an ESH management system which ensures continuous improvement in protecting public health and safety and the environment and which fosters a working relationship with stakeholders. A team of process experts from the LANL Environmental Management (EM) Program Office, worked with management system consultants, and the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an ESH management systems process to compare current LANL ESH management Systems and programs against leading industry standards. The process enabled the Laboratory to gauge its performance in each of the following areas: Planning and Policy Setting; Systems and Procedures; Implementation and Education; and Monitoring and Reporting. The information gathered on ESH management systems enabled LANL to pinpoint and prioritize opportunities for improvement in the provision of ESH services throughout the Laboratory and ultimately overall ESH compliance.

Hjeresen, D.; Roybal, S.; Bertino, P.; Gherman, C.; Hosteny, B.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration, IG-0781 |  

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

Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration, Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration, IG-0781 Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration, IG-0781 In the event of a major disruption to its nonnal operations, Bonneville must be prepared to continue its essential functions, particularly its power scheduling, tra~lsmission scheduling, and system operations. In this regard, Bonneville is required to follow Federal Preparedness Circular 65 (FPC 65), as prescribed by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under FPC 65, agencies are to develop viable contingency plans. The Circular also provides a number of key steps that agencies should take for continuity of operations. Specifically, it recommends that each agency: ( I ) prepare alternate operating facilities; (2)

328

Management Plan Management Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of a coevolving naturalcultural system. Suitable ecosystem attributes can be achieved by managing human maintenance that protects the riparian corridor. · Manage recreational use to protect riparian values Creek and the Warm Springs River during runoff periods. · Road systems and upland management practices

329

Energy efficiency improvement and cost saving opportunities for the Corn Wet Milling Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Corn wet milling is the most energy intensive industry within the food and kindred products group (SIC 20), using 15 percent of the energy in the entire food industry. After corn, energy is the second largest operating cost for corn wet millers in the United States. A typical corn wet milling plant in the United States spends approximately $20 to $30 million per year on energy, making energy efficiency improvement an important way to reduce costs and increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy-price volatility. This report shows energy efficiency opportunities available for wet corn millers. It begins with descriptions of the trends, structure and production of the corn wet milling industry and the energy used in the milling and refining process. Specific primary energy savings for each energy efficiency measure based on case studies of plants and references to technical literature are provided. If available, typical payback periods are also listed. The report draws upon the experiences of corn, wheat and other starch processing plants worldwide for energy efficiency measures. The findings suggest that given available resources and technology, there are opportunities to reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in the corn wet milling industry while maintaining the quality of the products manufactured. Further research on the economics of the measures, as well as the applicability of these to different wet milling practices, is needed to assess the feasibility of implementation of selected technologies at individual plants.

Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst; Ruth, Michael

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Demonstration of a Novel, Integrated, Multi-Scale Procedure for High-Resolution 3D Reservoir Characterization and Improved CO2-EOR/Sequestration Management, SACROC Unit  

SciTech Connect

The primary goal of this project was to demonstrate a new and novel approach for high resolution, 3D reservoir characterization that can enable better management of CO{sub 2} enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects and, looking to the future, carbon sequestration projects. The approach adopted has been the subject of previous research by the DOE and others, and relies primarily upon data-mining and advanced pattern recognition approaches. This approach honors all reservoir characterization data collected, but accepts that our understanding of how these measurements relate to the information of most interest, such as how porosity and permeability vary over a reservoir volume, is imperfect. Ideally the data needed for such an approach includes surface seismic to provide the greatest amount of data over the entire reservoir volume of interest, crosswell seismic to fill the resolution gap between surface seismic and wellbore-scale measurements, geophysical well logs to provide the vertical resolution sought, and core data to provide the tie to the information of most interest. These data are combined via a series of one or more relational models to enable, in its most successful application, the prediction of porosity and permeability on a vertical resolution similar to logs at each surface seismic trace location. In this project, the procedure was applied to the giant (and highly complex) SACROC unit of the Permian basin in West Texas, one of the world's largest CO{sub 2}-EOR projects and a potentially world-class geologic sequestration site. Due to operational scheduling considerations on the part of the operator of the field, the crosswell data was not obtained during the period of project performance (it is currently being collected however as part of another DOE project). This compromised the utility of the surface seismic data for the project due to the resolution gap between it and the geophysical well logs. An alternative approach was adopted that utilized a relational model to predict porosity and permeability profiles from well logs at each well location, and a 3D geostatistical variogram to generate the reservoir characterization over the reservoir volume of interest. A reservoir simulation model was built based upon this characterization and history-matched without making significant changes to it, thus validating the procedure. While not the same procedure as originally planned, the procedure ultimately employed proved successful and demonstrated that the general concepts proposed (i.e., data mining and advanced pattern recognition methods) have the flexibility to achieve the reservoir characterization objectives sought even with imperfect or incomplete data.

Scott R. Reeves

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

331

3M's Corporate Approach to Energy Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, better known as 3M, is a global, multi-billion dollar company that has been tremendously successful because of the company's ability to develop innovative products to meet the needs of its customers. A growing number of companies have recognized the benefits of developing structured approaches to improving their energy efficiency through means that are also compatible with being environmentally responsible. 3M has long been recognized as a corporate environmental management leader, including being last year's winner of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference's Energy Efficiency Award. 3M continues to demonstrate such leadership via the company's energy management program, which includes participation in programs like EPA's Climate Wise and its own internal programs such as Pollution Prevention Pays (3P).

Schultz, S. C.; Bingham, P. R.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Improved cycling cryopump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

333

Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

optimized relative to the energy services begin delivered.energy is used, levels of services by energy using systems,energy efficiency and advances in controls and service level

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A. Barat, D. Watson. Demand Response Spinning ReserveOpen Automated Demand Response Communication Standards:Dynamic Controls for Demand Response in a New Commercial

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Individual characteristics and the intention to continue project escalation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The factors leading to the continuing problems with information system (IS) project failure are of importance to both the research and practitioner communities. The psychological factors that lead project managers to escalate troubled projects are investigated. ... Keywords: Implementation Mindset, Locus of Control, Preference for Consistency, Project escalation

Melinda Korzaan; Steven A. Morris

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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

6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process Document Number: P-006 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-008 Corrective-Preventive Action Process, P-004 Business System Management Review and REG-003 Records Register P-006 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0416 Changed verbiage in Step 6 to, "CAR/PAR/IO using P-008, Corrective-Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity"

337

Practice Energy Conservation, and Explore for Improving Technical...  

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

Practice Energy Conservation, and Explore for Improving Technical Standards of Energy Efficiency Management Practice Energy Conservation, and Explore for Improving Technical...

338

Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Jump to: navigation, search Name Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating...

339

Special Improvement Districts (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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

or town council may create a special improvement district for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and management of alternative energy production facilities. Under certain...

340

Mixed Waste Management Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The management of mixed waste presents serious challenges to nuclear utilities. Regulatory and practical predicaments make compliance with the letter of all applicable regulations extremely difficult. Utility experts developed these guidelines to identify opportunities for improving work practices and regulatory compliance while minimizing any potential adverse impacts of mixed waste management.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.90 a gallon on Monday. That's down 1.3 cents from a week ago, based on the...

342

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.98 a gallon on Labor Day Monday. That's up 6.8 cents from a week ago, based...

343

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.92 a gallon on Monday. That's down 3 cents from a week ago based on the...

344

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.90 a gallon on Monday. That's up 3.6 cents from a week ago, based on the...

345

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

5, 2013 Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.94 a gallon on Monday. That's down 3 12 cents from a week ago, based...

346

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.98 a gallon on Monday. That's down 1.6 cents from a week ago, based on the...

347

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.89 a gallon on Monday. That's down 1.1 cents from a week ago based on the...

348

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.89 a gallon on Monday. That's down 5 12 cents from a week ago, based on the...

349

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 4.01 a gallon on Monday. That's down 4.1 cents from a week ago, based on the...

350

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.87 a gallon on Monday. That's up 3.9 cents from a week ago, based on the...

351

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.92 a gallon on Monday. That's up 1.2 cents from a week ago, based on the...

352

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.89 a gallon on Monday. That's up 2.4 cents from a week ago, based on the...

353

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.82 a gallon on Monday. That's down a penny from a week ago, based on the...

354

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.83 a gallon on Monday. That's down 2 cents from a week ago, based on the...

355

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.88 a gallon on Monday. That's up 3.9 cents from a week ago, based on the...

356

Diesel prices continue to decrease  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

4, 2013 Diesel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.86 a gallon on Monday. That's down 1.3 cents from a week ago, based...

357

LANL continuity of operations plan  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile. LANL emphasizes worker safety, effective operational safeguards and security, and environmental stewardship, outstanding science remains the foundation of work at the Laboratory. In addition to supporting the Laboratory's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines. To accomplish LANL's mission, we must ensure that the Laboratory EFs continue to be performed during a continuity event, including localized acts of nature, accidents, technological or attack-related emergencies, and pandemic or epidemic events. The LANL Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan documents the overall LANL COOP Program and provides the operational framework to implement continuity policies, requirements, and responsibilities at LANL, as required by DOE 0 150.1, Continuity Programs, May 2008. LANL must maintain its ability to perform the nation's PMEFs, which are: (1) maintain the safety and security of nuclear materials in the DOE Complex at fixed sites and in transit; (2) respond to a nuclear incident, both domestically and internationally, caused by terrorist activity, natural disaster, or accident, including mobilizing the resources to support these efforts; and (3) support the nation's energy infrastructure. This plan supports Continuity of Operations for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This plan issues LANL policy as directed by the DOE 0 150.1, Continuity Programs, and provides direction for the orderly continuation of LANL EFs for 30 days of closure or 60 days for a pandemic/epidemic event. Initiation of COOP operations may be required to support an allhazards event, including a national security emergency, major fire, catastrophic natural disaster, man-made disaster, terrorism event, or technological disaster by rendering LANL buildings, infrastructure, or Technical Areas unsafe, temporarily unusable, or inaccessible.

Senutovitch, Diane M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

358

Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector | ENERGY...  

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

energy performance Communicate energy efficiency Industrial energy management information center Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector An effective energy...

359

Continuous-time quantum error correction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Continuous-time quantum error correction (CTQEC) is an approach to protecting quantum information from noise in which both the noise and the error correcting operations are treated as processes that are continuous in time. This chapter investigates CTQEC based on continuous weak measurements and feedback from the point of view of the subsystem principle, which states that protected quantum information is contained in a subsystem of the Hilbert space. We study how to approach the problem of constructing CTQEC protocols by looking at the evolution of the state of the system in an encoded basis in which the subsystem containing the protected information is explicit. This point of view allows us to reduce the problem to that of protecting a known state, and to design CTQEC procedures from protocols for the protection of a single qubit. We show how previously studied CTQEC schemes with both direct and indirect feedback can be obtained from strategies for the protection of a single qubit via weak measurements and weak unitary operations. We also review results on the performance of CTQEC with direct feedback in cases of Markovian and non-Markovian decoherence, where we have shown that due to the existence of a Zeno regime in non-Markovian dynamics, the performance of CTQEC can exhibit a quadratic improvement if the time resolution of the weak error-correcting operations is high enough to reveal the non-Markovian character of the noise process.

Ognyan Oreshkov

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

360

Management Programs  

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3MS Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs AN L-934 Surveillance of Site A and Plot M...

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Management Programs  

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Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs AN L-9213 Surveillance of Site A and Plot M Report...

362

Management Programs  

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r Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs Environment and Waste Management Programs ANL-949 Surveillance of Site A and Plot M Report...

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Clean Energy Alliance Expansion Continues http://www.mmdnewswire.com/pdf-86054/clean-energy-alliance-expansion-continues.pdf[2/3/2012 12:13:14 PM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-expansion-continues.pdf[2/3/2012 12:13:14 PM] Clean Energy Alliance Expansion Continues UCSD and Chicago Members Expand CEA's Geographic Reach Golden, CO (MMD Newswire) February 1, 2012 -- Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA in the Department of Energy Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership that is managed by CEA. "CEA

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

364

Life Cycle Management of Chemicals: Conceptual Design for Information Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tracking the acquisition, use, and disposition of chemicals allows companies to reduce costs; manage risks to health, safety, and the environment; and improve compliance and reporting efficiency. This report provides a means of identifying and evaluating chemical life cycle information management needs. The conceptual design presented here will guide utilities through development of a custom system for managing chemical life cycle data.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

365

Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Safety Management System 2011 Effectiveness Review and Declaration Report  

SciTech Connect

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) performed an annual Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) effectiveness review per 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 970.5223-1, 'Integration of Environment, Safety and Health into Work Planning and Execution.' The annual review assessed Integrated Safety Management (ISM) effectiveness, provided feedback to maintain system integrity, and helped identify target areas for focused improvements and assessments for fiscal year (FY) 2012. The information presented in this review of FY 2011 shows that the INL has performed many corrective actions and improvement activities, which are starting to show some of the desired results. These corrective actions and improvement activities will continue to help change culture that will lead to better implementation of defined programs, resulting in moving the Laboratory's performance from the categorization of 'Needs Improvement' to the desired results of 'Effective Performance.'

Farren Hunt

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Safety Management System 2011 Effectiveness Review and Declaration Report  

SciTech Connect

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) performed an annual Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) effectiveness review per 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 970.5223-1, 'Integration of Environment, Safety and Health into Work Planning and Execution.' The annual review assessed Integrated Safety Management (ISM) effectiveness, provided feedback to maintain system integrity, and helped identify target areas for focused improvements and assessments for fiscal year (FY) 2012. The information presented in this review of FY 2011 shows that the INL has performed many corrective actions and improvement activities, which are starting to show some of the desired results. These corrective actions and improvement activities will continue to help change culture that will lead to better implementation of defined programs, resulting in moving the Laboratory's performance from the categorization of 'Needs Improvement' to the desired results of 'Effective Performance.'

Farren Hunt

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Continuous cryopump with a device for regenerating the cryosurface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high throughput continuous cryopump is provided. The cryopump incorporates an improved method for regenerating the cryopumping surface while the pump is in continuous operation. The regeneration of the cryopumping surface does not thermally cycle the pump, and to this end a small chamber connected to a secondary pumping source serves to contain and exhaust frost removed from the cryopumping surface during such regeneration. The frost is exhausted at a rate substantially independent of the speed of the cryopump which enhances the capability of the pump to achieve a high compression ratio and allow the pump to operate continuously while the cryopumping surface is being regenerated. 8 figs.

Foster, C.A.

1988-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

368

Lighting management casebook  

SciTech Connect

Fifteen examples illustrate how lighting system projects can save energy as well as improve productivity and safety. The case histories include the use of programmable lighting, fiber optics, skylights, voltage reduction, ultrasonic and infrared sensors, and other strategies for improving lighting efficiency. Each case history includes the management approach, site information, and applications. (DCK)

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Consequence Management | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Consequence Management | National Nuclear Security Administration Consequence Management | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Consequence Management Home > About Us > Our Programs > Emergency Response > Responding to Emergencies > Consequence Management Consequence Management NNSA's Consequence Management operations involve the deployment of the

370

Continuous lengths of oxide superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A layered oxide superconductor prepared by depositing a superconductor precursor powder on a continuous length of a first substrate ribbon. A continuous length of a second substrate ribbon is overlaid on the first substrate ribbon. Sufficient pressure is applied to form a bound layered superconductor precursor powder between the first substrate ribbon and the second substrate ribbon. The layered superconductor precursor is then heat treated to establish the oxide superconducting phase. The layered oxide superconductor has a smooth interface between the substrate and the oxide superconductor.

Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN); List, III, Frederick A. (Andersonville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

LANL continuity of operations plan  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile. LANL emphasizes worker safety, effective operational safeguards and security, and environmental stewardship, outstanding science remains the foundation of work at the Laboratory. In addition to supporting the Laboratory's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines. To accomplish LANL's mission, we must ensure that the Laboratory EFs continue to be performed during a continuity event, including localized acts of nature, accidents, technological or attack-related emergencies, and pandemic or epidemic events. The LANL Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan documents the overall LANL COOP Program and provides the operational framework to implement continuity policies, requirements, and responsibilities at LANL, as required by DOE 0 150.1, Continuity Programs, May 2008. LANL must maintain its ability to perform the nation's PMEFs, which are: (1) maintain the safety and security of nuclear materials in the DOE Complex at fixed sites and in transit; (2) respond to a nuclear incident, both domestically and internationally, caused by terrorist activity, natural disaster, or accident, including mobilizing the resources to support these efforts; and (3) support the nation's energy infrastructure. This plan supports Continuity of Operations for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This plan issues LANL policy as directed by the DOE 0 150.1, Continuity Programs, and provides direction for the orderly continuation of LANL EFs for 30 days of closure or 60 days for a pandemic/epidemic event. Initiation of COOP operations may be required to support an allhazards event, including a national security emergency, major fire, catastrophic natural disaster, man-made disaster, terrorism event, or technological disaster by rendering LANL buildings, infrastructure, or Technical Areas unsafe, temporarily unusable, or inaccessible.

Senutovitch, Diane M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

372

Continuous production of polymethylpentene membranes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gas separation membranes may be prepared in a continuous manner by passing a porous support which may, if so desired, be backed by a fabric through a solution of polymethylpentene dissolved in an organic solvent such as hexane. The support member is passed through the solution while one side thereof is in contact with a roller, thereby permitting only one side of the support member to be coated with the polymer. After continuously withdrawing the support member from the bath, the solvent is allowed to evaporate and the resulting membrane is recovered.

Epperson, B.J.; Burnett, L.J.; Helm, V.D.

1983-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

Diesel prices continue to fall  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to fall The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 4.09 a gallon on Monday. That's down 4.2 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly...

374

Diesel prices continue to rise  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to rise The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 4.16 a gallon on Monday. That's up 5.3 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly...

375

(continued on page 4) Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Survey (USGS). Two separate film formats were acquired, including black-and-white aerial photography Survey The tradition of systematic collection of federal aerial photography has been maintained(continued on page 4) Introduction First-time statewide coverage of vertical aerial photography

Frank, Thomas D.

376

Work Management Improvement at Burlington Generating Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Work Coordination Process (WCP), developed in an EPRI tailored collaboration effort to upgrade the maintenance program at Burlington Generating Station, is an organized methodology to prepare for and perform preventative and corrective maintenance during both outages and running periods. The coordinating process supports both the need of operational personnel for maximum equipment availability and the need of maintenance personnel for access to plant equipment to ensure maximum reliability.

2001-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

377

Inventory Management Activities and Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of inventory management is to ensure that equipment, components, materials, and services required to support effective operation and maintenance of a power generating facility are available and ready for use when needed. Briefly stated, the goal of inventory management is to make sure that the right parts are available at the right time and the right cost to ensure safe and continuous plant operation. This technical update summarizes the activities and processes involved in an inventory manag...

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

378

Electric Vehicle Battery Thermal Issues and Thermal Management Techniques (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation examines the issues concerning thermal management in electric drive vehicles and management techniques for improving the life of a Li-ion battery in an EDV.

Rugh, J. P.; Pesaran, A.; Smith, K.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Developing an organizational attributes-based continuous-learning KM model for knowledge-intensive small firms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we draw on the knowledge market analogy and integrate the considerations of organizational culture and attributes, knowledge management (KM) guiding principles and continuous learning-based systems development into the design of a model ... Keywords: KM guiding principles, continuous learning, knowledge intensive firms, knowledge management, knowledge market, organizational culture

Pi-Sheng Deng

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Business System Management Review  

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P-004 Business System Management Review Process 11_0304Page 1 of 7 P-004 Business System Management Review Process 11_0304Page 1 of 7 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Business System Management Review Process Document Number: P-004 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): F-009, Business System Management Review Template P-004 Business System Management Review Process 11_0304Page 2 of 7 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0414 Corrective Actions, Preventive Actions, and Improvement Opportunity 09_1124 Edited document for clarity and to better fit the process in use. Added requirement to provide management with

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Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) Waste Management Project  

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The Waste Management Project (WMP) is committed to excellence in our work and to delivering quality products and services to our customers, protecting our employees and the public and to being good stewards of the environment. We will continually strive to understand customer requirements, perform services, and activities that meet or exceed customer expectations, and be cost-effective in our performance. The WMP maintains an environment that fosters continuous improvement in our processes, performance, safety and quality. The achievement of quality will require the total commitment of all WMP employees to our ethic that Quality, Health and Safety, and Regulatory Compliance must come before profits. The successful implementation of this policy and ethic requires a formal, documented management quality system to ensure quality standards are established and achieved in all activities. The following principles are the foundation of our quality system. Senior management will take full ownership of the quality system and will create an environment that ensures quality objectives are met, standards are clearly established, and performance is measured and evaluated. Line management will be responsible for quality system implementation. Each organization will adhere to all quality system requirements that apply to their function. Every employee will be responsible for their work quality, to work safely and for complying with the policies, procedures and instructions applicable to their activities. Quality will be addressed and verified during all phases of our work scope from proposal development through closeout including contracts or projects. Continuous quality improvement will be an ongoing process. Our quality ethic and these quality principles constantly guide our actions. We will meet our own quality expectations and exceed those of our customers with vigilance, commitment, teamwork, and persistence.

HORHOTA, M.J.

2000-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

382

Best Practices for Continuing Training  

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

DOE-HDBK-1118-99 Reaffirmed January 2014 Superseding DOE-STD-1060-93 February 1993 DOE HANDBOOK BEST PRACTICES FOR CONTINUING TRAINING U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE HDBK-1118-99 Errata January 2014 Table of Changes Page/Section Change Page 0 Best Practices for Continuing Training Page i/Section 2

383

Continuous Control in Buildings with Bond Graphs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Global warming caused by CO2 emissions as a result of energy consumption, shows its growing effects on the average temperatures worldwide. Office buildings are responsible for a major share of the 40% of the energy consumption of the built environment. We look at a way to minimize the environmental load of office buildings and at the same moment improve indoor air quality and comfort for the occupants of offices. Therefore the end-users behavior of building occupants needs to be taken into account. New design approaches are needed to implement the behavior of occupants of buildings. Improvement of the energy consumption is made possible by agent-based systems for energy management in buildings. Human-in-the-loop Technology: a technology to implement user behavior is developed. By starting from the human perspective and use available and new technology, the outcome was focused on the ability to provide improved individual comfort for the end user. As the end-users become more important within energy infrastructure of buildings, the focus is on the occupant and therefore a bottom-up design approach has been developed. In the final article an example on the level of workplace will be presented.

Zeiler, W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Lecture 2227 Continuous Random Variables  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-x/100 dx = -e-x/100 100 0 = 1 - e-1 = .632 text typo Example 3 (Light Bulb): The lifetime X, in hours, of a certain kind of light bulb is a continuous random variable with density f(x) = 1500 x2 I(1500,) Check = 1 4 = p Let B denote the number of failures before 2000 hours among 5 light bulbs. Then P(B 1) = P

Scholz, Fritz

385

Lecture 2227 Continuous Random Variables  

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) = 100 0 1 100 e-x/100 dx = -e-x/100 100 0 = 1 - e-1 = .632 text typo Example 3 (Light Bulb): The lifetime X, in hours, of a certain kind of light bulb is a continuous random variable with density f 2000 1500 = 1 - 3 4 = 1 4 = p Let B denote the number of failures before 2000 hours among 5 light bulbs

Scholz, Fritz

386

Microsensors for Continuous Emission Monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Continuous emission monitors have evolved during the last fifteen years to include smaller and more compact units. The trend in miniaturizing detectors, as well as all electronic components, is the focus of this report. Micro- sensors, miniature spectrometers, and nano-sized sensors are only a few of the developments that are currently being incorporated into gas sensing instruments by industrial laboratories, research institutes and universities. This report focuses on the use of miniaturized sensors an...

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

387

Continuous emission monitor for incinerators  

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This paper describes the development of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to continuous monitoring of incinerator emissions. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is well suited to this application because it can identify and quantify selected target analytes in a complex mixture without first separating the components in the mixture. Currently, there is no on-stream method to determine the destruction of hazardous substances, such as benzene, or to continuously monitor for hazardous products of incomplete combustion (PICs) in incinerator exhaust emissions. This capability is especially important because of Federal regulations in the Clean Air Act of 1990, which requires the monitoring of air toxics (Title III), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). An on-stream continuous emission monitor (CEM) that can differentiate species in the ppm and ppb range and can calculate the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) could be used to determine the safety and reliability of incinerators. This information can be used to address reasonable public concern about incinerator safety and aid in the permitting process.

Demirgian, J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Continuous emission monitor for incinerators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the development of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to continuous monitoring of incinerator emissions. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is well suited to this application because it can identify and quantify selected target analytes in a complex mixture without first separating the components in the mixture. Currently, there is no on-stream method to determine the destruction of hazardous substances, such as benzene, or to continuously monitor for hazardous products of incomplete combustion (PICs) in incinerator exhaust emissions. This capability is especially important because of Federal regulations in the Clean Air Act of 1990, which requires the monitoring of air toxics (Title III), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). An on-stream continuous emission monitor (CEM) that can differentiate species in the ppm and ppb range and can calculate the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) could be used to determine the safety and reliability of incinerators. This information can be used to address reasonable public concern about incinerator safety and aid in the permitting process.

Demirgian, J.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning  

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Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning in Two High-tech Buildings in Silicon Valley Speaker(s): Yaolin Lin Date: September 7, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Mark Levine Continuous commissioning on existing buildings aims at resolving building mechanical system operation problems, improving system reliability, improving occupants' thermal comfort, increasing building energy efficiency, minimizing retrofit cost, and achieving energy savings at the same time. Dr. Lin will present the implementation of energy efficiency measures on two high-tech buildings in Silicon Valley, California. A total saving of 16,000,000kWh/yr in electricity was achieved and confirmed by measurements from 23 power meters throughout the two buildings. Saving of

390

A Collaborative Model for a Sustainable Management System for Energy at Small to Medium Industrial Enterprises  

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Small to medium size industrial facilities often lack adequate resources to implement a sustainable energy management program. A strategy to overcome this constraint is to collaborate and develop partnerships between the company and other external resources. This paper describes a unique business-to-business partnership between Cook Composites and Polymers Co. (CCP) an industrial firm and Burns & McDonnell a large, multi-disciplined engineering firm that provides energy services. Over the last two years the firms have worked together towards a sustainable energy management program for CCP which incorporates the Plan-Do- Check-Act continual improvement cycle. They have collaborated on this work with government, industry and other partners and are now working towards certification under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Management System for Energy (MSE). ANSI/MSE 2000:2008 will be incorporated into CCPs existing Integrated Management System which already includes components for Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. CCP considers ANSI/MSE 2000:2008 as the framework for a sustainable energy management system to provide triple bottom line economic, environmental and societal benefits. CCP continues to improve their Energy Intensity Index, eco-efficiency footprint and their global competitiveness. This systematic and collaborative approach can serve as a model for other small to medium size industrial firms.

Imel, M.; Gromacki, M.; Magoon, D.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Continuous Emission Monitoring Guidelines -- 2002 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This 2002 update to the "Continuous Emission Monitoring Guidelines" reflects information learned from current utility continuous emission monitoring (CEM) system (CEMS) installations and practices.

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

392

Pantex continues community outreach | National Nuclear Security...  

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Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex continues community outreach Pantex continues community outreach Posted By Office of...

393

A cost/benefit model for insertion of technological innovation into a total quality management program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study provides economic justification for insertion of technological innovation into a total quality management (TQM) program in a remanufacturing environment. One of the core principles of TQM is continuous improvement. A preferred metric for measuring quality improvement is the cost of quality. Traditionally, comprehensive quality cost reports have regularly been issued in a fixed format to identify opportunities for improvement and provide guidelines for improvement over time. However, current research has shown that continuous improvement is enhanced by a quality cost approach that is much more flexible [1]. This approach is based upon exposure of the cost savings directly related to quality improvement. in many cases a process-level engineer, who may not be trained in quality costing techniques, will be responsible for the economic analysis to justify a quality improvement initiative. Research has shown that most engineers, simply do not have the training or experience to adequately cost justify quality improvement. The results of this study provide process-level engineers with a cost/benefit model template, which can be used to cost justify technological improvement based upon total quality costs.

Ratliff, William L

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Management and Administration | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Management and Administration | National Nuclear Security Administration Management and Administration | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Management and Administration Home > About Us > Our Programs > Powering the Nuclear Navy > Management and Administration Management and Administration NNSA's Naval Reactors is committed to excellence and dedicated to meeting

395

Infrastructure and Facilities Management | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Infrastructure and Facilities Management | National Nuclear Security Infrastructure and Facilities Management | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Infrastructure and Facilities Management Home > content > Infrastructure and Facilities Management Infrastructure and Facilities Management NNSA restores, rebuilds, and revitalizes the physical infrastructure of the

396

Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle | Department of Energy  

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

Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle Continuous Change Institutional Change Principle October 8, 2013 - 11:13am Addthis Because it takes time to establish institutional change, Federal agencies need multiyear plans that continuously work to achieve, reinforce, and improve significant and persistent sustainability goals. Sustainability efforts ultimately may fail unless organizational change becomes "the way we do business." This principle is in line with organization research showing that institutional change is a multiyear process. Methods Institutional change is a long process that requires patience and persistence. For instance, the trial period for a new behavior must be long enough to allow people to form new habits. The key is to think long-term

397

Enhancements in Continuous-Energy Monte Carlo Capabilities in SCALE  

SciTech Connect

Monte Carlo tools in SCALE are commonly used in criticality safety calculations as well as sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, depletion, and criticality alarm system analyses. Recent improvements in the continuous-energy data generated by the AMPX code system and significant advancements in the continuous-energy treatment in the KENO Monte Carlo eigenvalue codes facilitate the use of SCALE Monte Carlo codes to model geometrically complex systems with enhanced solution fidelity. The addition of continuous-energy treatment to the SCALE Monaco code, which can be used with automatic variance reduction in the hybrid MAVRIC sequence, provides significant enhancements, especially for criticality alarm system modeling. This paper describes some of the advancements in continuous-energy Monte Carlo codes within the SCALE code system.

Bekar, Kursat B [ORNL; Celik, Cihangir [ORNL; Wiarda, Dorothea [ORNL; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL; Dunn, Michael E [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Optimization of continuous query processing for RFID sensor tag data stream  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In RFID system, RFID tags emit data continuously and sensed by RFID access point. RFID data are appears in form of stream data items to RFID host. By this RFID data collecting, RFID system provides identification information of objects which tags attached ... Keywords: RFID sensor tag, RFID system, continuous query, data stream management system

Yongxu Piao; Wooseok Ryu; Haipeng Zhang; Bonghee Hong

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Continuous K-Nearest Neighbor Query for Moving Objects with Uncertain Velocity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the most important queries in spatio-temporal databases that aim at managing moving objects efficiently is the continuous K-nearest neighbor (CKNN) query. A CKNN query is to retrieve the K-nearest neighbors (KNNs) ... Keywords: K-nearest neighbors, continuous K-nearest neighbor query, moving objects, moving query object, spatio-temporal databases

Yuan-Ko Huang; Chao-Chun Chen; Chiang Lee

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

The Department of Homeland Security Energy Management Program  

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

Homeland Security Homeland Security Energy Management Program May 2, 2007 DHS Energy Program Overview Steven W. White, CEM May 2, 2007 2 Policy "It is the policy of the United States that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy- related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner." (Executive Order 13423, Section 1 - Policy) DHS Energy Program Overview Steven W. White, CEM May 2, 2007 3 Program Foundation  Comply with requirements of Laws, Regulations and Executive

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401

Title: Managing Trust within an Organization Covering ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... utilizing these technologies to ensure efficient business operations without ... at how this methodology can be used to improve continuity of operations ...

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

402

Achieving autonomous power management using reinforcement learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System level power management must consider the uncertainty and variability that come from the environment, the application and the hardware. A robust power management technique must be able to learn the optimal decision from past events and improve ... Keywords: Power management, computer, machine learning, thermal management

Hao Shen; Ying Tan; Jun Lu; Qing Wu; Qinru Qiu

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Performance Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

*. Bookmark and Share. Performance Management. ... If you are unable to access these PDF files, please contact the Office of Workforce Management.

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

404

Entanglement preservation by continuous distillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the two-qubit entanglement preservation for a system in the presence of independent thermal baths. We use a combination of filtering operations and distillation protocols as a series of frequent measurements on the system. It is shown that a small fraction of the total amount of available copies of the system preserves or even improves its initial entanglement during the evolution.

Mundarain, D. [Departmento de Fisica, Seccion de Fenomenos Opticos, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Apartado Postal 89000, Caracas 1080A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Orszag, M. [Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

Continuous Precipitation of Ceria Nanoparticles from a Continuous Flow Micromixer  

SciTech Connect

Cerium oxide nanoparticles were continuously precipitated from a solution of cerium(III) nitrate and ammonium hydroxide using a micro-scale T-mixer. Findings show that the method of mixing is important in the ceria precipitation process. In batch mixing and deposition, disintegration and agglomeration dominates the deposited film. In T-mixing and deposition, more uniform nanorod particles are attainable. In addition, it was found that the micromixing approach reduced the exposure of the Ce(OH)3 precipates to oxygen, yielding hydroxide precipates in place of CeO2 precipitates. Advantages of the micro-scale T-mixing approach include shorter mixing times, better control of nanoparticle shape and less agglomeration.

Tseng, Chih Heng; Paul, Brian; Chang, Chih-hung; Engelhard, Mark H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Depleted uranium management alternatives  

SciTech Connect

This report evaluates two management alternatives for Department of Energy depleted uranium: continued storage as uranium hexafluoride, and conversion to uranium metal and fabrication to shielding for spent nuclear fuel containers. The results will be used to compare the costs with other alternatives, such as disposal. Cost estimates for the continued storage alternative are based on a life-cycle of 27 years through the year 2020. Cost estimates for the recycle alternative are based on existing conversion process costs and Capital costs for fabricating the containers. Additionally, the recycle alternative accounts for costs associated with intermediate product resale and secondary waste disposal for materials generated during the conversion process.

Hertzler, T.J.; Nishimoto, D.D.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

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This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance of the steam trap and condensate return system, and the paybacks associated with instituting a program of planned maintenance management of that system. Energy costs can be reduced by 10% and maintenance costs by 20%, while achieving other tangible improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all installed steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves need some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure problems in condensate return systems are due to poor design criteria. in expandlng or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program, a 95% reliability can be gained within two to four annual maintenance cycles. The associated operational problems can be greatly reduced. The maintenance management concept involves: 1) centralized project management; 2) diagnostic and inspection expertise; 3) system troubleshooting; 4) data analysis, reporting and recommendations; 5) maintenance repairs and follow-up; and 6) software and data base management. Several case studies, in which the concept has been successfully applied, will be presented. Energy costs, which have been on the rise for the past ten years, have now leveled off due to global supply and demand issues. But that is not true of the costs to maintain capital equipment such as steam distribution and power generation systems. Those costs continue to rise. If the basic principles of maintenance management are applied, when upgrading poorly maintained steam systems, those upgraded systems can be a fast payback of savings in energy, manpower and inventory. Three major areas where the savings can be gained are the steam traps, valve and condensate return systems. Such systems can be found in power generation, steam distribution, and in all types of durable and non-durable industrial productions.

Petto, S.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

NNSA field office managers meet in Kansas City | National Nuclear...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our...

409

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

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

ALARA Control Technology CAM Continuous Air Monitor CAMS Corrective Action Management System CEDE Committed Effective Dose Equivalent CFR Code of Federal Regulations C Y Calendar...

410

A Proactive Design Strategy For Facility Managers of Laboratory Environments.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Facility Manager of a laboratory environment continuously walks a fine line between safe and economical operation of that facility. The primary responsibility of the (more)

Sandlin, Darrell R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The Best Damn IT Security Management Book Period  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Best Damn Security Manager's Handbook Periodhas comprehensive coverage of all management isuses facing IT and security professionals. Compiled from the best of the Syngress and Butterworth Heinemann libraries and authored by business continuity ... Keywords: Security

Susan Snedaker; Robert McCrie

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Global warming continues in 1989  

SciTech Connect

Nineteen eight-nine ranks as one of the warmest years on record despite the chill of unusually cool water in the tropical Pacific. The continued robustness of the warming trend that began in the mid-1970s lends support to claims that an intensifying greenhouse effect is behind it all, although that case has not yet been made definitively. Even at the current rate of global warming it will take another 10 years or so to be confident that the greenhouse effect is with us. Although the global warming trend is consistent with an increasing contribution by the greenhouse effect, direct signs that the greenhouse effect is intensifying are still hard to come by in the temperature record. Greenhouse models agree that if that is happening, the temperature increase should be most pronounced around the Arctic. Alaska, northwestern Canada, and northern Siberia warmed sharply in the 1980s, but the region from eastern Canada through Greenland and into Scandinavia cooled markedly.

Kerr, R.A.

1990-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

413

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)  

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You are here: DOE-ID Home > COOP Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Call-In Number: 1-208-526-COOP (2667) or 1-877-DOE-DOE1 (1-877-363-3631) Wait for recording to start then Dial 382: If you are directed or forced to evacuate your current location to an alternate site, please contact us as soon as possible to advise us that you are safe and with a means of contacting you. This toll free or local number can be used by employees or their families to report their whereabouts or the whereabouts of another DOE-ID employee. Email Check-In: In addition to the call-in number, employees and families can report their status via a email check-in system. To access the email please click here. The email based check in system should only be used by DOE ID Employees.

414

EM Continues Progress in U.S. - U.K. Collaboration | Department of Energy  

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Continues Progress in U.S. - U.K. Collaboration Continues Progress in U.S. - U.K. Collaboration EM Continues Progress in U.S. - U.K. Collaboration March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Front row, left to right: John Mathieson, Head of International Relations, U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Joe Franco, Manager, Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), and Graham Jonsson, Deputy Head, NDA, Sellafield Site; second row, left to right, Andrew Szilagyi, Director, EM Office of Deactivation & Decommissioning and Facility Engineering, Laurie Judd, Vice President for Government Programs, NuVision Engineering, Nancy Buschman, Engineer, EM Office of Nuclear Material Disposition, John Lawes, Contract Manager, Dounreay, Dr. Abraham Van Luik, Manager, International Programs, CBFO, Rosa Elmetti, Foreign Affairs Specialist, EM International Program, and Steve Schneider, Director, EM Office of Tank Waste Management.

415

Improved electrolytes for fuel cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Present day fuel cells based upon hydrogen and oxygen have limited performance due to the use of phosphoric acid as an electrolyte. Improved performance is desirable in electrolyte conductivity, electrolyte management, oxygen solubility, and the kinetics of the reduction of oxygen. Attention has turned to fluorosulfonic acids as additives or substitute electrolytes to improve fuel cell performance. The purpose of this project is to synthesize and electrochemically evaluate new fluorosulfonic acids as superior alternatives to phosphoric acid in fuel cells. (VC)

Gard, G.L.; Roe, D.K.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Organizational structure : management techniques and lessons learned in aligning technical and program management resources in engineering-intensive organizations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The roles of systems engineering, program and project management, and engineering management are continuously blurred and challenged in complex engineering organizations. The demands made of each of these functions can ...

Siddiqui, Talha, 1969-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Managing time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

Peter J. Denning

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Federal Energy Management Program: Institutional Change for Sustainability  

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Sustainability Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) aims to help Federal agencies make sustainability a natural part of how they operate-while continuing to meet their mission goals. Through its Institutional Change activities, FEMP provides guidance and reference materials to help agencies and the myriad organizations within agencies shift their behavior in an effort to save energy and resources now and in the long-term. Institutional change integrates behavior with technologies and policies, recognizing that all three need to align to create make a significant and lasting difference.

419

Outage Management Benchmarking Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Benchmarking of power plant outages will help plants target performance improvements to specific elements of a plant outage program in order to improve overall availability, reliability, and safety while decreasing generation costs. EPRI's "Outage Management Benchmarking Guideline" builds on the Institute's fossil and nuclear plant experience with routine maintenance and extends that to outage maintenance processes. The guideline describes the initial steps in an outage benchmarking effort and 13 key ele...

2003-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor Vessel Embrittlement Management Handbook: A Handbook for Managing Reactor Vessel Embrittlement and Vessel Integrity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many reactor pressure vessels, embrittlement is the primary concern for continued safe operation. The shutdown of the Yankee Rowe plant because of uncertainties related to embrittlement of the vessel demonstrates the importance of adequately addressing embrittlement issues. Managing embrittlement requires integration, management, and implementation of diverse technical, regulatory, planning, and economic activities. An effective embrittlement management program will ensure vessel safety and reliabili...

1994-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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421

NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues to excel with small  

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Pantex continues to excel with small Pantex continues to excel with small businesses | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues ... NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues to excel with small businesses Posted By Office of Public Affairs NNSA Blog Small businesses are a big deal at Pantex, and Roxanne Hudson

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NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues to excel with small  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Pantex continues to excel with small Pantex continues to excel with small businesses | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues ... NNSA Small Business Week 2012: Pantex continues to excel with small businesses Posted By Office of Public Affairs NNSA Blog Small businesses are a big deal at Pantex, and Roxanne Hudson

423

Synchrophasor Data Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nationwide deployment of synchrophasor technology has significantly expanded as a result of the funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As installations of phasor measurement units (PMUs) near completion, the power industry is achieving unprecedented wide-area synchrophasor coverage of the North American grid. With over 1000 synchrophasors installed and continuously streaming data, there will be new challenges in managing, storing, and using data. The objective of ...

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

424

Manhole Event Risk Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update report is an account of continuing research conducted in 2007 on managing and mitigating underground distribution manhole events. Major events that result in collateral damage are rare; but the energy involved in a major event is equivalent to that released by several sticks of dynamite; and it may present significant hazard to the public and result in costly litigation. Research effort in 2007 concentrated mainly on developing a software model of gas-related explosions that can be ...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

425

Safety Management System Policy | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Program Management » Safety » Safety Management Services » Program Management » Safety » Safety Management System Policy Safety Management System Policy Safety Management Systems provide a formal, organized process whereby people plan, perform, assess, and improve the safe conduct of work. The Safety Management System is institutionalized through Department of Energy (DOE) directives and contracts to establish the Department-wide safety management objective, guiding principles, and functions. The DOE safety management system consists of six components: Objective Guiding principles Core functions Mechanisms Responsibilities Implementation Safety Management System Policy More Documents & Publications "DOE O 450.2 INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND DOE P 450.4A INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY FAMILIAR LEVEL

426

IT Project Management | Department of Energy  

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Management Management IT Project Management Qualification, Engineering and Quality Assurance The purpose of the Department of Energy (DOE) IT Project Management, Engineering, and Quality Assurance effort is to lead and provide guidance to information technology programs, and to support the successful development and maintenance of Departmental site-specific information systems. This is accomplished by fostering and mentoring continuous growth and maturity in the use of best practices for project management, software systems engineering, and quality assurance and soliciting DOE-wide participation and successes for sharing. IT Project Management, Engineering, and Quality Assurance is a component of the DOE Enterprise Architecture Program and Capital Planning and Investment

427

Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Who We Are > In The Spotlight > Joseph Ginanni Aviation Manager Joseph Ginanni Joseph Ginanni Role: Aviation Manager Award: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Aviation Professional Award

428

Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration Aviation Manager | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Who We Are > In The Spotlight > Joseph Ginanni Aviation Manager Joseph Ginanni Joseph Ginanni Role: Aviation Manager Award: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Aviation Professional Award

429

Municipal solid waste management: A bibliography of US Department of Energy contractor report through 1994  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

U.S. Department of Energy contractors continue to conduct research targeting the productive and responsible use of the more than 516,000 metric tons (567,000 tons) of municipal solid waste (MSW) that is generated each day in the United States. It is becoming more and more prudent to improve current methods of MSW management and to continue to search for additional cost-effective, energy-efficient means to manage our MSW resource. This bibliography provides information about technical reports on energy from municipal waste that were prepared under grants or contracts from the US DOE. The reports listed focus on energy from municipal waste technologies and energy conservation in wastewater treatment.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

The Industrial Power Plant Management System - An Engineering Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on energy studies in over 70 plants in the forest products industry, experience has shown that, in addition to process improvements, the most important energy conservation measures in mill power departments are: - Load shedding and fuel allocation in such a manner that economically optimum conditions are achieved, taking into account purchased power supply. - Upgrading instrumentation for more accurate information and closer monitoring of plant operation. To achieve the maximum savings from these measures, a computerized energy management system is often required. This is because the optimum load allocation and best operating point must be determined through continuous energy balance calculations as the demand situation changes. The paper discusses the systems engineering approach to the design of a computerized energy management system. It is based on practical experience focusing on a tailored solution for any industrial power plant, resulting in a concept which is technically and economically feasible.

Aarnio, S. E.; Tarvainen, H. J.; Tinnis, V.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security  

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of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Home > About Us > Our Operations > Acquisition and Project Management > Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)

432

Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security  

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of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security of Acquisition Management (OAM) | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Home > About Us > Our Operations > Acquisition and Project Management > Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)

433

Refractory Improvement  

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Refractory Improvement Refractory Improvement NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 2 Project Description Industry would like gasifier on-line availability of 85-95% for utility applications and 95% for applications such as chemical production. Gasification facilities' are currently unable to meet these requirements, which have created a potential roadblock to widespread acceptance and commercialization of gasification technologies. Refractory liners and syngas coolers are among key components of the gasification process previously identified as negatively impacting gasifier availability. Ash originating from impurities in the gasifier's carbon feedstock is the root cause of many problems impacting gasifier RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability). At the high temperatures of gasification, ash changes to liquid, gas, and solid phases which wear down refractory materials and can cause fouling, either of which can lead to unplanned shutdowns for system repair, replacement, or cleaning.

434

Carlsbad Field Office Manager Selected  

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Carlsbad Field Office Manager Selected CARLSBAD, N.M., November 10, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) Assistant Manager for the River Corridor Joe Franco was selected as Manager for the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), which oversees the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). CBFO Deputy Manager Ed Ziemianski has been acting in the CBFO Manager's position for the past year and will continue to serve as Deputy Manager. In operation since 1999, WIPP is a DOE facility designed to safely isolate defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste from people and the environment. Since 2006, Franco was responsible for cleanup and restoration of the 220 square miles of the

435

Comparison of municipal solid waste management systems in Canada and Ghana: A case study of the cities of London, Ontario, and Kumasi, Ghana  

SciTech Connect

Integrated waste management has been accepted as a sustainable approach to solid waste management in any region. It can be applied in both developed and developing countries. The difference is the approach taken to develop the integrated waste management system. This review looks at the integrated waste management system operating in the city of London, Ontario-Canada and how lessons can be drawn from the system's development and operation that will help implement a sustainable waste management system in the city of Kumasi, Ghana. The waste management system in London is designed such that all waste generated in the city is handled and disposed of appropriately. The responsibility of each sector handling waste is clearly defined and monitored. All major services are provided and delivered by a combination of public and private sector forces. The sustainability of the waste management in the city of London is attributed to the continuous improvement strategy framework adopted by the city based on the principles of integrated waste management. It is perceived that adopting a strategic framework based on the principles of integrated waste management with a strong political and social will, can transform the current waste management in Kumasi and other cities in developing countries in the bid for finding lasting solutions to the problems that have plagued the waste management system in these cities.

Asase, Mizpah [Department of Chemical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana); Yanful, Ernest K. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, N6A 5B9 (Canada)], E-mail: eyanful@eng.uwo.ca; Mensah, Moses [Department of Chemical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana); Stanford, Jay [City of London, 300 Dufferin Ave. P.O. Box 5035, Ontario, N6A 4L9 (Canada); Amponsah, Samuel [Mathematics Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

8 Management Plan Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the subbasin to mitigate and protect resources affected by the construction and operation of the Federal ratepayer funds to construct or improve existing infrastructure, to acquire land or protective easements geographic scope are: · Unknown management strategies for the Hanford Reach Monument, because the U.S. Fish

437

Monitoring informs management  

SciTech Connect

Improved regional monitoring and reporting of greenhouse-gas emissions depends on accurate estimates of emissions from different land-use regimes. An analysis suggests that measuring emissions per crop yield may be an optimum metric for refining land-management decisions.

West, Tristram O.

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

438

High-bandwidth continuous-flow arc furnace  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-bandwidth continuous-flow arc furnace for stream welding applications includes a metal mass contained in a crucible having an orifice. A power source charges an electrode for generating an arc between the electrode and the mass. The arc heats the metal mass to a molten state. A pressurized gas source propels the molten metal mass through the crucible orifice in a continuous stream. As the metal is ejected, a metal feeder replenishes the molten metal bath. A control system regulates the electrode current, shielding gas pressure, and metal source to provide a continuous flow of molten metal at the crucible orifice. Independent control over the electrode current and shield gas pressure decouples the metal flow temperature and the molten metal flow rate, improving control over resultant weld characteristics. 4 figs.

Hardt, D.E.; Lee, S.G.

1996-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

439

Molten carbonate fuel cell technology improvement. [25 kW  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed under Department of Energy Contract AC21-87MC23270 during the period March 1, through May 30, 1990. The overall objective of this program is to define a competitive CG/MCFC power plant and the associated technology development requirements and to develop an improved cell configuration for molten carbonate fuel cells which has improved performance, has reduced cell creep and electrolyte management consistent with 40,000 hour projected life, reduces existing cell cost, and is adaptable to a range of power plant applications. The 8-ft{sup 2} 20-cell, 25-kW stack assembly and installation in the test facility were completed. Testing of the stack was started and 896 hours of test time were reached. Manifold seal development focused on a seal to reduce electrolyte transport and test rigs were initiated for shunt current and seal leakage evaluation. Development on sheet metal parts was initiated with focus on improved aluminization for separator plate corrosion protection and nickel clad stainless steel for the anode current collector. Development of porous parts was initiated with focus on an alternative binder for the electrodes. Design of a laboratory scale continuous debinding oven was completed. Development of an improved material blend for the matrix was also initiated. 19 figs., 2 tabs.

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1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Catalyst immobilization techniques for continuous flow synthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Catalytic processes are ubiquitous in both research and industrial settings. As continuous flow processes continue to gain traction in research labs and fine and pharmaceutical chemical processes, new opportunities exist ...

Nagy, Kevin David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Continuity properties of fuzzy set multifunctions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we study continuity properties in Hausdorff topology for different special set multifunctions. Keywords: exhaustive, increasing/decreasing convergent, multi(sub)measure, order continuity, probability, regular, set multifunction

Alina Gavrilut; Anca Croitoru; Nikos E. Mastorakis

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

The discrete versus continuous controversy in physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a sample of the deep and multiple interplay between discrete and continuous behaviours and the corresponding modellings in physics. The aim of this overview is to show that discrete and continuous features coexist in any natural phenomenon, ...

Annick Lesne

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Continuous Flow Multi-Step Organic Synthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using continuous flow techniques for multi-step synthesis enables multiple reaction steps to be combined into a single continuous operation. In this mini-review we discuss the current state of the art in this field and ...

Webb, Damien

444

A Nationwide Program for Software Process Improvement in Brazil  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Continuous improvement of software development capability is fundamental for organizations to thrive in competitive markets. Nevertheless, Software Process Improvement (SPI) implementation based on software process reference models and standards is a ...

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha; Mariano Montoni; Kival Chaves Weber; Ertostenes Edson Ramalho de Araujo

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Distribution Integrity Management Plant (DIMP)  

SciTech Connect

This document is the distribution integrity management plan (Plan) for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Natural Gas Distribution System. This Plan meets the requirements of 49 CFR Part 192, Subpart P Distribution Integrity Management Programs (DIMP) for the LANL Natural Gas Distribution System. This Plan was developed by reviewing records and interviewing LANL personnel. The records consist of the design, construction, operation and maintenance for the LANL Natural Gas Distribution System. The records system for the LANL Natural Gas Distribution System is limited, so the majority of information is based on the judgment of LANL employees; the maintenance crew, the Corrosion Specialist and the Utilities and Infrastructure (UI) Civil Team Leader. The records used in this report are: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 7100.1-1, Report of Main and Service Line Inspection, Natural Gas Leak Survey, Gas Leak Response Report, Gas Leak and Repair Report, and Pipe-to-Soil Recordings. The specific elements of knowledge of the infrastructure used to evaluate each threat and prioritize risks are listed in Sections 6 and 7, Threat Evaluation and Risk Prioritization respectively. This Plan addresses additional information needed and a method for gaining that data over time through normal activities. The processes used for the initial assessment of Threat Evaluation and Risk Prioritization are the methods found in the Simple, Handy Risk-based Integrity Management Plan (SHRIMP{trademark}) software package developed by the American Pipeline and Gas Agency (APGA) Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF). SHRIMP{trademark} uses an index model developed by the consultants and advisors of the SIF. Threat assessment is performed using questions developed by the Gas Piping Technology Company (GPTC) as modified and added to by the SHRIMP{trademark} advisors. This Plan is required to be reviewed every 5 years to be continually refined and improved. Records for all piping system installed after the effective date of this Plan will be captured and retained in the UI records documentation system. Primary Utility Asbuilts are maintained by Utilities Mapping (UMAP) and additional records are maintained on the N drive. Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) are stored on the N drive under configuration management and kept up by Utilities and Infrastructure Division Office (UI-DO). Records include, at a minimum, the location where new piping and appurtenances are installed and the material of which they are constructed.

Gonzales, Jerome F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Measurement of Aerosol Optical Properties Using Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large uncertainties in the effects that aerosols have on climate require improved in situ measurements of extinction coefficient and single-scattering albedo. This paper describes the use of continuous wave cavity ring-down (CW-CRD) technology to ...

Anthony W. Strawa; Rene Castaneda; Thomas Owano; Douglas S. Baer; Barbara A. Paldus

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Application of Continuous Dynamic Grid Adaption Techniques to Meteorological Modeling. Part II: Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The continuous dynamic adaptive grid (CDGA) technique has been shown to yield significant improvements in solution accuracy over equivalent fixed-grid methods. In this paper we consider the related question of efficiency; for a given degree of ...

Gary S. Dietachmayer

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Application of Continuous Dynamic Grid Adaption Techniques to Meteorological Modeling. Part I: Basic Formulation and Accuracy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The continuous dynamic grid adaption (CDGA) technique developed in astrophysics and aeronautics is applied, to our knowledge, for the first time to meteorological modeling. The aim of CDGA is to improve the accuracy of numerical solutions of ...

Gary S. Dietachmayer; Kelvin K. Droegemeier

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Contract/Project Management  

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

Fourth Quarter Fourth Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 Contract/Project Management Performance Metric FY 2012 Target FY 2012 Final FY 2012 Pre- & Post-CAP Final Comment Capital Asset Project Success: Complete 90% of capital asset projects at original scope and within 110% of CD-2 TPC. 90%* 86% Construction 87% Cleanup 84% 77% Pre-CAP 89% Post-CAP This is based on a 3- year rolling average (FY10 to FY12). TPC is Total Project Cost. Contract/Project Management Performance Metrics FY 2012 Target FY 2012 4th Qtr Actual Comment Certified EVM Systems: Post CD-3, (greater than $20 million). 95%* 100% EVM represents Earned Value Management. Certified FPD's at CD-1: Projects

450

Contract/Project Management  

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

Third Quarter Third Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 Contract/Project Management Performance Metric FY 2012 Target FY 2012 Forecast FY 2012 Pre- & Post-CAP Forecast Comment Capital Asset Project Success: Complete 90% of capital asset projects at original scope and within 110% of CD-2 TPC. 90%* 87% Construction 87% Cleanup 87% 77% Pre-CAP 90% Post- CAP This is based on a 3- year rolling average (FY10 to FY12). TPC is Total Project Cost. Contract/Project Management Performance Metrics FY 2012 Target FY 2012 3rd Qtr Actual Comment Certified EVM Systems: Post CD-3, (greater than $20 million). 95%* 98% EVM represents Earned Value Management. Certified FPD's at CD-1: Projects

451

Contract/Project Management  

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

First Quarter First Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 Contract/Project Management Performance Metric FY 2012 Target FY 2012 Forecast FY 2012 Pre- & Post-CAP Forecast Comment Capital Asset Project Success: Complete 90% of capital asset projects at original scope and within 110% of CD-2 TPC. 90%* 84% Construction 83% Cleanup 85% 77% Pre-CAP 86% Post- CAP This is based on a 3- year rolling average (FY10 to FY12). TPC is Total Project Cost. Contract/Project Management Performance Metrics FY 2012 Target FY 2012 1st Qtr Actual Comment Certified EVM Systems: Post CD-3, (greater than $20 million). 95%* 94% EVM represents Earned Value Management. Certified FPD's at CD-1: Projects

452

Contract/Project Management  

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

Second Quarter Second Quarter Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets 1 Contract/Project Management Performance Metric FY 2012 Target FY 2012 Forecast FY 2012 Pre- & Post-CAP Forecast Comment Capital Asset Project Success: Complete 90% of capital asset projects at original scope and within 110% of CD-2 TPC. 90%* 88% Construction 87% Cleanup 89% 77% Pre-CAP 92% Post- CAP This is based on a 3- year rolling average (FY10 to FY12). TPC is Total Project Cost. Contract/Project Management Performance Metrics FY 2012 Target FY 2012 2nd Qtr Actual Comment Certified EVM Systems: Post CD-3, (greater than $20 million). 95%* 96% EVM represents Earned Value Management. Certified FPD's at CD-1: Projects

453

Integrating Management Systems  

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Mission Execution by Mission Execution by Integrating our Management Systems Integrating our Management Systems 1 W e e k l y O p e r a t i o n s M e e t i n g N o v e m b e r 1 , 2 0 1 1 M i c h a e l J . W e i s Pulling the Pieces Together for Improving DOE Management to Enable Mission Execution 2  Process changes Process changes  Behavioral changes Behavioral changes  System changes System changes Process Change Approach Strengthening and Expediting Decision Making 3 Proposed Outcomes Horizontal Integration Incoming DOE Business Crosscutting Issues (i.e. NLDC input) Hi-level Roadblocks Operations Management Council Associate Deputy Secretary Collaborative Action Process Chief Operating Officer Weekly Operations Council (OMC) Super 8 Secretary (ADS) (CAP) Board (COOB) p Meeting Endorsement / Commitment Super 8 US Meetings COO Meetings

454

Commercialization of a high-performance continuous reforming catalyst  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1971, the first CCR Platforming process was started up in the US on the Gulf Coast. Twenty-two years later, more than 108 continuous reforming units are operating worldwide. Another 50 CCR Platforming units are in various stages of design, construction, or start-up. Continuous catalytic reforming now represents more than 25% of the world's reforming capacity. Throughout these three decades, the UOP CCR Platforming technology continuously improved in terms of catalyst and process in response to changing industry requirements. Processing conditions in 1993 place tremendous demands on the catalyst in the reforming unit. This paper reviews the challenges and needs of the changing refining industry and the development of a new generation of CCR Platforming catalyst, R-132, and focuses on the first commercial operation of this high-activity, surface-stable catalyst. Case studies show how a refiner can improve margins by using the high activity, yield stability, longer life, and improved chloride retention benefits of this new R-132 Platforming catalyst.

Gilsdorf, N.L.; Doornbos, A.E.; Gevelinger, T.J. (UOP, Des Plaines, IL (United States)); Angelo, C.M.D. (Petrogal Refinaria de Sines (Portugal))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Management Responsibilities  

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Management Responsibilities Management Responsibilities Depleted UF6 Management Responsibilities DOE has responsibility for safe and efficient management of approximately 700,000 metric tons of depleted UF6. Organizational Responsibilities In the United States, the U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for managing all the depleted uranium that has been generated by the government and has been declared surplus to national defense needs. In addition, as a result of two memoranda of agreement that have been signed between the DOE and USEC, the DOE has assumed management responsibility for approximately 145,000 metric tons of depleted UF6 that has been or will be generated by USEC. Any additional depleted UF6 that USEC generates will be USEC's responsibility to manage. DOE Management Responsibility

456

Mercury Continuous Emmission Monitor Calibration  

SciTech Connect

Mercury continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMs) are being implemented in over 800 coal-fired power plant stacks throughput the U.S. Western Research Institute (WRI) is working closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate the development of the experimental criteria for a NIST traceability protocol for dynamic elemental mercury vapor calibrators/generators. These devices are used to calibrate mercury CEMs at power plant sites. The Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) which was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2005 and vacated by a Federal appeals court in early 2008 required that calibration be performed with NIST-traceable standards. Despite the vacature, mercury emissions regulations in the future will require NIST traceable calibration standards, and EPA does not want to interrupt the effort towards developing NIST traceability protocols. The traceability procedures will be defined by EPA. An initial draft traceability protocol was issued by EPA in May 2007 for comment. In August 2007, EPA issued a conceptual interim traceability protocol for elemental mercury calibrators. The protocol is based on the actual analysis of the output of each calibration unit at several concentration levels ranging initially from about 2-40 {micro}g/m{sup 3} elemental mercury, and in the future down to 0.2 {micro}g/m{sup 3}, and this analysis will be directly traceable to analyses by NIST. The EPA traceability protocol document is divided into two separate sections. The first deals with the qualification of calibrator models by the vendors for use in mercury CEM calibration. The second describes the procedure that the vendors must use to certify the calibrators that meet the qualification specifications. The NIST traceable certification is performance based, traceable to analysis using isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ID/ICP/MS) performed by NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. The outputs of mercury calibrators are compared to one another using a nesting procedure which allows direct comparison of one calibrator with another at specific concentrations and eliminates analyzer variability effects. The qualification portion of the EPA interim traceability protocol requires the vendors to define calibrator performance as affected by variables such as pressure, temperature, line voltage, and shipping. In 2007 WRI developed and conducted a series of simplified qualification experiments to determine actual calibrator performance related to the variables defined in the qualification portion of the interim protocol.

John Schabron; Eric Kalberer; Ryan Boysen; William Schuster; Joseph Rovani

2009-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

457

How ENERGY STAR Helps Manufacturers Improve the Energy Performance...  

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ENERGY STAR Helps Manufacturers Improve the Energy Performance of their Operations Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and...

458

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for...  

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers Title Energy Efficiency...

459

Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear...

460

In-situ continuous water monitoring system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An in-situ continuous liquid monitoring system for continuously analyzing volatile components contained in a water source comprises: a carrier gas supply, an extraction container and a mass spectrometer. The carrier gas supply continuously supplies the carrier gas to the extraction container and is mixed with a water sample that is continuously drawn into the extraction container by the flow of carrier gas into the liquid directing device. The carrier gas continuously extracts the volatile components out of the water sample. The water sample is returned to the water source after the volatile components are extracted from it. The extracted volatile components and the carrier gas are delivered continuously to the mass spectrometer and the volatile components are continuously analyzed by the mass spectrometer.

Thompson, Cyril V. (Knoxville, TN); Wise, Marcus B. (Kingston, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites (CFCC)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes work to develop CFCC's for various applications in the Industries of the Future (IOF) and power generation areas. Performance requirements range from relatively modest for hot gas filters to severe for turbine combustor liners and infrared burners. The McDermott Technology Inc. (MTI) CFCC program focused on oxide/oxide composite systems because they are known to be stable in the application environments of interest. The work is broadly focused on dense and porous composite systems depending on the specific application. Dense composites were targeted at corrosion resistant components, molten aluminum handling components and gas turbine combustor liners. The development work on dense composites led to significant advances in fiber coatings for oxide fibers and matrix densification. Additionally, a one-step fabrication process was developed to produce low cost composite components. The program also supported key developments in advanced oxide fibers that resulted in an improved version of Nextel 610 fiber (commercially available as Nextel 650) and significant progress in the development of a YAG/alumina fiber. Porous composite development focused on the vacuum winding process used to produce hot gas filters and infrared burner components.

R. A. Wagner

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Discriminant Analysis for Improved Speech Recognition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) has been widely applied to speech recognition resulting in improved recognition performance and improved robustness. LDA designs a linear transformation that projects a n dimensional space on a m dimensional space (m Phonebook database show that NLDA provides a method for designing discriminant features particularly ecient as well for continuous densities HMM as for hybrid HMM/ANN recognizers.

V. Fontaine; C. Ris; J-M. Boite; Multitel Site Initialis

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Management Guidance  

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TRANSFORMING THE SRS ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION AND APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES  

SciTech Connect

A process for communicating information relating to core business functions that also encourages improving internal communications has been established at SRS. This process continues to grow and strengthen as the multiple Contractors, Regulators and DOE-SR relationships mature. A number of management communication tools have been initiated, retooled, rebooted or continued with enhancements to ensure appropriate information is communicated to all levels with environmental responsibility at SRS. The types of information that are the focus of this improved process are feedback from the customer and from informational exchange forums (i.e., Challenge Opportunity and Resolution (COR), SRS Regulatory Integration Team (SRIT), Environmental Quality Management Division (EQMD), Senior Environmental Managers Council (SEMC), etc.). These forums, SRS environmental functions centralization, and the creation of a Regulatory Integration process allows for cross-functional decision making, problem solving and information sharing that involves the field organizations, Environmental Compliance Authorities (ECA), Subject Matter Experts (SME), DOE and the Regulators. Numerous examples of effective decision-making and problem solving will be shared. Lessons Learned involving inadequate communications and the resulting impacts on the environment, customer satisfaction, and relationships will also be discussed. Additionally, the focus on improved communications also includes maintaining awareness of business activities. The tools being utilized to facilitate the continuing improvement of internal communications include weekly staff meetings for all individuals within the organization, quarterly ECA and SME meeting, quarterly Regulatory Integration & Environmental Services (RI&ES) All-Hands meetings hosted by the Director, bi-weekly EQMD and EQMD Lite meetings with the customer, bi-annual SRIT meetings, and COR meetings on an as need basis. In addition, an existing Required Reading Program is being formally utilized in RI&ES to ensure all individuals get formal notification of new/revised business documents. In all cases, the development of environmental communication topics that occur at SRS have a cost-scope-schedule basis that can be linked to delivery of environmental services.

Saldivar, E.

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Uncertainty in Fisheries Management: The Time for Fishers' Ecological Knowledge  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation work presents a novel method for addressing system uncertainty to improve management of a small-scale fishery in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Using fishers' ecological knowledge (FEK), this research examines existing perspectives and biases through the Q-Method to identify regulatory inefficiencies in the management framework and strengthen the rationale for including fishers into the management process, develops a coupled behavior-economics model to predict the likelihood of fishing the preferred grounds under a range of physical and regulatory conditions, establishes a baseline assessment of a spawning aggregation of mutton snapper following sixteen years of protection through a no-take marine protected area, and conducts a discrete choice method test to examine likely public support for FEK-based proposed regulatory alternatives. This work contributes to an under-studied and much-needed area of fisheries management, that of incorporating socioeconomic motivations within an ecosystem-based framework. As fisheries management efforts begin to embrace ecosystem-based approaches, the need for understanding and incorporating the knowledge and behavior of fishers into management has never been greater. Ecological goals of fishery sustainability and continued habitat function cannot be achieved without first understanding how fishers view and respond to any regulatory environment and then developing a framework that achieves the greatest support for those regulations. The time has come for incorporating FEK into ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Carr, Liam

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Improved recovery from Gulf of Mexico reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gulf of Mexico Basin offers the greatest near-term potential for reducing the future decline in domestic oil and gas production. The Basin is less mature than productive on-shore areas, large unexplored areas remain, and there is great potential for reducing bypassed oil in known fields. Much of the remaining oil in the offshore is trapped in formations that are extremely complex due to intrusions Of salt domes. Recently, however, significant innovations have been made in seismic processing and reservoir simulation. In addition, significant advances have been made in deviated and horizontal drilling technologies. Effective application of these technologies along with improved integrated resource management methods offer opportunities to significantly increase Gulf of Mexico production, delay platform abandonments, and preserve access to a substantial remaining oil target for both exploratory drilling and advanced recovery processes. On February 18, 1992, Louisiana State University (the Prime Contractor) with two technical subcontractors, BDNL Inc. and ICF, Inc., began a research program to estimate the potential oil and gas reserve additions that could result from the application of advanced secondary and enhanced oil recovery technologies and the exploitation of undeveloped and attic oil zones in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields that are related to piercement salt dornes. This project is a one year continuation of this research and will continue work in reservoir description, extraction processes, and technology transfer. Detailed data will be collected for two previously studied reservoirs: a South Marsh Island reservoir operated by Taylor Energy and a South Pelto reservoir operated by Mobil. This data will include reprocessed 2-D seismic data, newly acquired 3-D data, fluid data, fluid samples, pressure data, well test data, well logs, and core data/samples. Geologic data is being compiled; extraction research has not begun.

Schenewerk, P.

1995-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

467

Personal Property Management Certification Brochure  

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

PPM TRAINING PPM TRAINING Training is available through DOE and ACMP- authorized providers. Subject to demand and funding availability, the ACMP sponsors acquisition training at various DOE locations. Schedules are published quarterly. Check with your Site Acquisition Career Manager (SACM) for training information. CONTINUOUS LEARNING To remain current in financial assistance /contracting knowledge, skills, techniques, and abilities, all those PPM certified must obtain 80 hours of CL/CE every two years. Failure to do so has serious consequences as stated in Chapter 3 of the ACMP Handbook. ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MA-611, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OFFICE OF ACQUISITION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT E-MAIL: ACMP@HQ.DOE.GOV PERSONAL

468

Using a Practical Approach to Energy Management to Get it Done  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Wisconsin Focus on Energy program saw a need in 2002 to develop a template for energy management so that companies could easily implement a systematic and continual improvement approach to manage their energy. To meet this need the Focus program developed an approach called Practical Energy Management (PEM) that includes templates and tools for setting goals, establishing a long-term plan, uncovering project opportunities, and tracking progress toward projects and goals. Focus has trained over 900 companies in the PEM approach over the last six years. We have also used the approach to facilitate the energy teams for large industrial companies. This paper will discuss the PEM tool and the lessons learned on how to best use the tool.

Nicol, J.; Dantoin, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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