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  1. Marine Fuel Choice For Ocean Going Vessels Within Emission Control Areas -

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    Energy Information Administration Marine Fuel Choice for Ocean Going Vessels within Emission Control Areas Release date: June 11, 2015 Introduction The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) contracted with Leidos Corporation to analyze the impact on ocean-going vessel fuel usage of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) emissions control areas in North America and the Caribbean. Leidos developed a new methodology for calculating fuel

  2. Brigadier General (Sel.) Ronald J. Haeckel Appointed to NNSA...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Lisa Cutler, 202586-7371 Tuesday, September 4, 2001 Brigadier General (Sel.) Ronald J. Haeckel Appointed To NNSA Defense Programs Post Brigadier General (Sel.) Ronald J....

  3. CNS Enforcement Letter SEL-2015-01

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

    3, 2015 Mr. James R. Haynes Chief Executive Officer Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Post Office Box 2009 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830-8245 SEL-2015-01 Dear Mr. Haynes: The Office of Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement has completed an investigation into a security incident involving the unclassified waste stream at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), as identified in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Safeguards and Security Information Management System (SSIMS) report NPOY12-

  4. Brigadier General (Sel.) Ronald J. Haeckel Appointed to NNSA...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    (Sel.) Ronald J. Haeckel Appointed to NNSA Defense Programs Post | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the...

  5. Enforcement Letter, CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC - SEL-2012-01 | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Oak Ridge, LLC - SEL-2012-01 Enforcement Letter, CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC - SEL-2012-01 May 4, 2012 Issued to URS CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC, related to a Security Incident involving the Protection and Control of Classified Information at the East Tennessee Technology Park On May 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement and Oversight issued an Enforcement Letter (SEL-2012-01) to URS CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC relating to concerns

  6. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY THROUGH: ARUN MAJUNIDAR SElVlOR ADVISOR/DIRECTOR, ARPA-E

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

    3,2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY THROUGH: ARUN MAJUNIDAR SElVlOR ADVISOR/DIRECTOR, ARPA-E FROM: TRACEY LEBEAU DIRECTOR, WILLIAM J. VALDEZ ACTING DIRECTOR, IMPACT AND DIVERSITY SUBJECT: Department of Energy Policy on lndian Energy Purchase Preference under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 ISSUE: The Department of Energy does not have a policy in place implementing the statutory authority under section 2602(d) of the lndian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005 (Title V of

  7. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY THROUGH: ARUN MAJUNIDAR SElVlOR ADVISOR/DIRECTOR, ARPA-E

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    3,2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY THROUGH: ARUN MAJUNIDAR SElVlOR ADVISOR/DIRECTOR, ARPA-E FROM: TRACEY LEBEAU DIRECTOR, WILLIAM J. VALDEZ ACTING DIRECTOR, IMPACT AND DIVERSITY SUBJECT: Department of Energy Policy on lndian Energy Purchase Preference under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 ISSUE: The Department of Energy does not have a policy in place implementing the statutory authority under section 2602(d) of the lndian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005 (Title V of

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    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    ... Lastly, we demonstrated the new methodology for simulating blood flow in ves- sels with multiple inlets and outlets, constructed using an angiogenesis model. less Full Text ...

  9. Inflow/outflow boundary conditions for particle-based blood flow...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Lastly, we demonstrated the new methodology for simulating blood flow in ves- sels with ... Publisher: Public Library of Science Research Org: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

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    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Name: Subject: Identifier Numbers: Research Org: Sponsoring Org: Publication Date: ... Lastly, we demonstrated the new methodology for simulating blood flow in ves- sels with ...

  11. Marine Fuel Choice for Ocean- Going Vessels within Emissions...

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

    ... meets Tier III standards while producing minimal additional CO 2 emissions down to a ... LNG storage tanks on the deck with no or minimal cargo losses. 62 Maintenance costs for ...

  12. SEL-2015-02

    Energy Savers [EERE]

  13. VES-0071- In the Matter of Mississippi Power Company

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On May 1, 2000, the Mississippi Power Company, of Gulfport, Mississippi (Mississippi Power), filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy an Application for...

  14. A Preliminary Resistivity Investigation (Ves) Of The Langada...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    measured in the major area, as revealed by the temperature map. Authors C. Thanassoulas, G. A. Tselentis and G. Traganos Published Journal Geothermics, 1987 DOI 10.1016...

  15. win0203SelUpdates.doc

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    January 2003 Short-Term Energy Outlook Figure WF1. U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand (Year-to-Year Percent Change) Table WF1. Illustrative Consumer Prices and Expenditures for Heating...

  16. win0203SelUpdates.doc

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    December 2002 Short-Term Energy Outlook Figure WF1. U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand (Year-to-Year Percent Change) Table WF1. Illustrative Consumer Prices and Expenditures for...

  17. win0203SelUpdates0303.doc

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Outlook: 2002-2003 Selected Table and Figure Updates Based on the March 2003 Short-Term Energy Outlook Figure WF1. U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand (Year-to-Year Percent Change)...

  18. win0203SelUpdates0203.doc

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    2002-2003 Selected Table and Figure Updates Based on the February 2003 Short-Term Energy Outlook Figure WF1. U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand (Year-to-Year Percent Change)...

  19. win0203SelUpdates.doc

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    November 2002 Short-Term Energy Outlook Figure WF1. U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand (Year-to-Year Percent Change) Table WF1. Illustrative Consumer Prices and Expenditures for...

  20. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY THROUGH: ARUN MAJUNIDAR SElVlOR...

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

    ... DELIBERATIVE PROCESS, PRE-DECISIONAL MATERIAL 3 ATTACHMENT B Excerpts from Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PL 109-58) Title V - INDIAN ENERGY, Sec. 503 Sec. 2602(d) PREFERENCE (1) In ...

  1. Inflow/outflow boundary conditions for particle-based blood flow simulations: Application to arterial bifurcations and trees

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

    Lykov, Kirill; Li, Xuejin; Lei, Huan; Pivkin, Igor V.; Karniadakis, George Em; Feng, James

    2015-08-28

    When blood flows through a bifurcation, red blood cells (RBCs) travel into side branches at different hematocrit levels, and it is even possible that all RBCs enter into one branch only, leading to a complete separation of plasma and R- BCs. To quantify this phenomenon via particle-based mesoscopic simulations, we developed a general framework for open boundary conditions in multiphase flows that is effective even for high hematocrit levels. The inflow at the inlet is duplicated from a fully developed flow generated in a pilot simulation with periodic boundary conditions. The outflow is controlled by adaptive forces to maintain themore » flow rate and velocity gradient at fixed values, while the particles leaving the arteriole at the outlet are removed from the system. Upon valida- tion of this approach, we performed systematic 3D simulations to study plasma skimming in arterioles of diameters 20 to 32 microns. For a flow rate ratio 6:1 at the branches, we observed the \\all-or-nothing" phenomenon with plasma only entering the low flow rate branch. We then simulated blood-plasma separation in arteriolar bifurcations with different bifurcation angles and same diameter of the daughter branches. Our simulations predict a significant increase in RBC flux through the main daughter branch as the bifurcation angle is increased. Lastly, we demonstrated the new methodology for simulating blood flow in ves- sels with multiple inlets and outlets, constructed using an angiogenesis model.« less

  2. DOE/EA-1976 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE EMERA CNG...

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    would be circulated through the ocean- going carrier's boilers, generators, and heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system during transit to provide cooling. The use of...

  3. Presentation Title

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    Source: EIA, Marine Fuel Choice for Ocean Going Vessels within Emission Control ... * ZEV mandates - Update model to reflect current ZEV mandates and credits AEO2016 ...

  4. r92009

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ... most important at this time, given the current state of modeling practice and the ... The three types of commercial vessels include harbor, ocean-going, and fishing vessels. ...

  5. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Issuestrends

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

    Marine Fuel Choice For Ocean Going Vessels Within Emission Control Areas transportationemissionsanalysis 6112015 Efficiency moderates effects of higher electricity prices under ...

  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Gas Regulation | Department...

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    from Algeria, Trinidad & Tobago, Qatar, Malaysia, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates and exported to Japan aboard ocean going tankers. The Quarterly Report Page can give...

  7. 2017 Levelized Costs AEO 2012 Early Release

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    But today long ocean-going routes are also covered by articulated tug barges (ATBs) and ... would have to be diverted from their current routes to respond to an increased need to ...

  8. CNMS User Newsletter

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    parallel discussion sessions providing opportuni es for a endees to exchange perspec ves on various aspects of the CNMS Strategic Plan with CNMS management and staff. Results...

  9. Grouting at the Idaho National Laboratory Tank Farm Facility, R. Mark Shaw

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Grouting at the Idaho National Laboratory Tank Farm Facility R. Mark Shaw, U. S. Department of Energy safety v performance v cleanup v closure M E Environmental Management Environmental Management 2 Topics/Agenda * Tank Farm Overview * Tank and Vault Grouting * Cooling Coil and Transfer Line Grouting safety v performance v cleanup v closure M E Environmental Management Environmental Management 3 INTEC TANK FARM CLOSURE INTEC TANK FARM CLOSURE VES-WM-103 VES-WM-104 VES-WM-105 VES-WM-106 182 183

  10. Biodiesel Basics (Spanish Version) (Fact Sheet), Clean Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

    El biodiésel es un combustible renovable producido a nivel nacional que puede elaborarse a partir de aceites vegetales nuevos y usados, grasas animales y grasa reciclada proveniente de restaurantes. Las propiedades físicas del biodiésel son similares a las del diésel de petróleo, pero la primera es una alternativa renovable de combustión más limpia. Utilizar biodiésel en lugar de diésel de petróleo reduce signifcativamente las emisiones de carbono durante su vida útil. Las

  11. DOE DIRECTIVES, DELEGATIONS, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS PORTAL What...

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    In IIIl effort to centni ize this collecti on, they HlVe been posted on the Directi ves, Delegll ti ons, lind Requ iremen ts website a t Organizations Assignments of...

  12. CNMS User Newsletter

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    at the 4th annual Na onal User Facility Science Expo for the U.S. House of Representa ves in the foyer of the Ray- burn House Office Building, Capitol Hill Washington D.C.....

  13. Savannah River Operations Office P.O. Box A Aiken. South Carolina...

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    Fee. As a result of careful and considerate evaluation of the performance-based incenti ves, I have determined that SRNS has earned 44,329,841. Additional guidance will be...

  14. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT

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    TO AMEI DMENTS OF SOLICITATIONS The above numbered solicitation is amended as sel forth in Item 14. The hour and date specified for receipt of Offers is extended. is not...

  15. Spectrally Enhanced Lighting | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Tools » Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally enhanced lighting (SEL) is a cost-effective, low-risk design method for achieving significant energy savings. It entails shifting the color of lamps from the warmer to the cooler (whiter) end of the color spectrum, more closely matching daylight. Studies show that, with this color shift, occupants perceive lighting to be brighter and they are able to see more clearly. Since SEL provides the same levels of visual acuity

  16. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    August 27, 2008 [Feature Stories and Releases] Argonne National Laboratory Wins Award for Ocean-Going Climate Observatory Bookmark and Share Mobile facility to provide key data about atmosphere/ocean interface for use in climate models. Contact: Lynne Roeder, ARM Public Information Officer, 509.372.4331 The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has awarded Argonne National Laboratory a $2.6 million/year contract to design, build, and operate a mobile laboratory for obtaining cloud and

  17. EA-1976D: Draft Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6D: Draft Environmental Assessment EA-1976D: Draft Environmental Assessment Emera CNG, LLC Compressed Natural Gas Project, Florida DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has prepared the draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Emera is proposing to construct and operate facilities to receive, dehydrate, and compress natural gas that will be transported via trailers, tank containers, and ocean-going carrier for export through the Port of Palm Beach.

  18. Accelerated Leach Test(s) Program: Annual report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dougherty, D.R.; Pietrzak, R.F.; Fuhrmann, M.; Colombo, P.

    1986-09-01

    A computerized data base of LLW leaching data has been developed. Long-term tests on portland cement, bitumen and vinyl ester-styrene (VES) polymer waste forms containing simulated wastes are underway which are designed to identify and evaluate factors that accelerate leaching without changing the mechanisms.

  19. Biocombustibles

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

    a Folleto para colorear y de actividades 1 ¿Qué es bioenergía y de dónde proviene? ? Bioenergía es un tipo de energía renovable que se deriva de la biomasa para generar calor, electricidad, productos renovables y combustibles líquidos para el transporte. 2 Biocombustibles provienen de la biomasa (plantas-árboles) y desechos Pacas Rastrojo de maíz Pastos altos Trocitos de madera D E SEC H O S Algas 2 3 BIOMASA Combustible Etanol Biodiésel Combustible de aviones Diésel Gasolina

  20. Exchange Reactions Between a Molten Salt and a Solution of Tri-Butyl

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Phosphate in a Liquid Silicone; REACTIONS D'ECHANGE ENTRE UN SEL FONDU ET UNE SOLUTION DE PHOSPHATE DE TRIBUTYLE DANS UN SILICONE LIQUIDE (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect Technical Report: Exchange Reactions Between a Molten Salt and a Solution of Tri-Butyl Phosphate in a Liquid Silicone; REACTIONS D'ECHANGE ENTRE UN SEL FONDU ET UNE SOLUTION DE PHOSPHATE DE TRIBUTYLE DANS UN SILICONE LIQUIDE Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Exchange Reactions Between a Molten Salt and a

  1. AEO Early Release 2013 - LNG exports

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    U.S. expected to become net exporter of natural gas by end of decade The United States is on track to become a net exporter of natural gas by 2020 as domestic gas production continues to increase faster than consumption through this decade. Growing production and low prices will help spur exports, according to the new long-term outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Some of that gas will be sent overseas in huge ocean-going tankers carrying super-cooled liquefied natural gas,

  2. P

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    Image P rocessing O ccupancy S ensing Luigi G en5le P olese, C ommercial B uildings R esearch Na5onal R enewable E nergy L aboratory September 10, 2013 2 The O ccupancy S ensing P roblem * Problem: * Current o ccupancy d etec/on t echnologies* infer o ccupancy v ia m o/on * False n ega/ves r esult i n o ccupant d iscomfort, f alse p osi/ves i n e nergy waste * Sensors a re u ndertuned o r e ven d efeated, t rading o ff e nergy s avings * Sensors h ave v ery l imited r ange * Sensors p erform a s

  3. montoya_qer_santafe.pptx

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

    AGENDA * Pipeline S afety P rogram - Pipeline S afety a nd S tate P rogram O verview - NAPSR's T op P riori;es f or 2 014 - NAPSR's N a;onal P erspec;ves * Excava;on Damage Preven;on - Uni;ng the Industry - Key Elements - NM I ni;a;ves a nd D irec;on New M exico P ublic R egula5on C ommission * Natural G as P ipeline S afety A ct o f 1 968 * Pipeline S afety I mprovement A ct o f 2 002 * Pipeline a nd H azardous M aterials S afety A dministra5on ( PHMSA) created in 2004 * Pipeline, I nspec5on, P

  4. Engineering task plan for the annual revision of the rotary mode core sampling system safety equipment list

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    BOGER, R.M.

    1999-05-13

    This Engineering Task Plan addresses an effort to provide an update to the RMCS Systems 3 and 4 SEL and DCM in order to incorporate the changes to the authorization basis implemented by HNF-SD-WM-BIO-001, Rev. 0 (Draft), Addendum 5 , Safety Analysis for Rotary Mode Core Sampling. Responsibilities, task description, cost estimate, and schedule are presented.

  5. DOE Materials-Based Hydrogen Storage Summit: Reports from the Breakout Sessions

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

    Reports from the Breakout Sessions MATERIALS-BASED HYDROGEN STORAGE SUMMIT: Defining pathways for onboard automotive applications hosted by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, CO January 27 & 28, 2015 Metal Hydride Session Report-out METAL HYDRIDES BREAKOUT SESSION REPORT - Objec8ves and Approach - OBJECTIVES * To candidly assess the current status of metal hydride materials as hydrogen storage media for vehicular and sta9onary power applica9ons. * To iden9fy the cri-cal challenges

  6. Microsoft Word - RIGS_Users_Guide-2016_final.docx

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    R Reserv U.S. Dep ves Inf For partment of En Form format (R User Vers r Repo ergy m EIA-2 tion G RIGS) r's Gui ion 20 ort Yea 23 atherin ide 016 ar 201 ng Sys 5 Fe stem ebruary 2016 Form EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide February 2016 EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

  7. IG-0739 Report Cover.pub

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Performance-Based Contract Incentives at the Hanford Site DOE/IG-0739 September 2006 Department of Energy Washing ton, DC 20585 September 20, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: Inspector General SLrBJECT: INFORMA'TION: Audit Report on the ' Performance-Bdsed Contract Incent~ves at the Hanford Site" BACKGROUND In 2002. the Office of Environmental Management (EM) directed its field organization LO ensure thar the structure of environmental remediation contracts emphasized he completior~ of specific

  8. Safety equipment list for the light duty utility arm system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barnes, G.A.

    1998-03-02

    The initial issue (Revision 0) of this Safety Equipment List (SEL) for the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) requires an explanation for both its existence and its being what it is. All LDUA documentation leading up to creation of this SEL, and the SEL itself, is predicated on the LDUA only being approved for use in waste tanks designated as Facility Group 3, i.e., it is not approved for use in Facility Group 1 or 2 waste tanks. Facility Group 3 tanks are those in which a spontaneous or induced hydrogen gas release would be small, localized, and would not exceed 25% of the LFL when mixed with the remaining air volume in the dome space; exceeding these parameters is considered unlikely. Thus, from a NFPA flammable gas environment perspective the waste tank interior is not classified as a hazardous location. Furthermore, a hazards identification and evaluation (HNF-SD-WM-HIE-010, REV 0) performed for the LDUA system concluded that the consequences of actual LDUA system postulated accidents in Flammable Gas Facility Group 3 waste tanks would have either NO IMPACT or LOW IMPACT on the offsite public and onsite worker. Therefore, from a flammable gas perspective, there is not a rationale for classifying any of SSCs associated with the LDUA as either Safety Class (SC) or Safety Significant (SS) SSCs, which, by default, categorizes them as General Service (GS) SSCs. It follows then, based on current PHMC procedures (HNF-PRO-704 and HNF-IP-0842, Vol IV, Section 5.2) for SEL creation and content, and from a flammable gas perspective, that an SEL is NOT REQ@D HOWEVER!!! There is both a precedent and a prudency to capture all SSCS, which although GS, contribute to a Defense-In-Depth (DID) approach to the design and use of equipment in potentially flammable gas environments. This Revision 0 of the LDUA SEL has been created to capture these SSCs and they are designated as GS-DID in this document. The specific reasons for doing this are listed.

  9. Tools | Department of Energy

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

    Below are links to tools that assist users with project planning and analysis. Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting (SEL) is a cost-effective, low-risk design method for achieving significant energy savings by shifting lamp color from the warmer to the cooler (whiter) end of the color spectrum, more closely matching daylight. Residential Lighting Usage Estimate Tool The Residential Lighting Usage Estimate Tool is a companion to the report, "Residential Lighting End-Use

  10. Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC - February 13, 2015

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    | Department of Energy February 13, 2015 Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC - February 13, 2015 February 13, 2015 Security Enforcement Letter issued to Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC On February 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement issued an Enforcement Letter (SEL-2015-01) to Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, relating to security incidents involving the unclassified waste stream and discrepancies in

  11. Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Los Alamos National Security, LLC Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC September 18, 2015 Security Enforcement Letter issued to Los Alamos National Security, LLC On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement issued an Enforcement Letter (SEL-2015-02) to Los Alamos National Security, LLC relating to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. PDF icon

  12. Tools | Department of Energy

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

    Information Resources » Tools Tools Below are links to tools that assist users with project planning and analysis. Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting (SEL) is a cost-effective, low-risk design method for achieving significant energy savings by shifting lamp color from the warmer to the cooler (whiter) end of the color spectrum, more closely matching daylight. Residential Lighting Usage Estimate Tool The Residential Lighting Usage Estimate Tool is a companion to the

  13. DOEFIX'

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    DOEFIX' G-r 3 - 1 ' -(s-EL, Effi (07-W) Urited States Government memorandum CT. 3 Department of Energy ~~~~~~ EM-421 (W. R. Williams, 903-8149) SUBJECT: -Authorization for Remedial Action at the Combustion Engineering Site, Windsor, Connecticut T0 i. Price, OR The Combustion Engineering facility in Windsor, Connecticut, is designated for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). This designation is based on the results of a radiological survey,

  14. ASCR-Heroux.pptx

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    Trilinos L ibraries f or S calable, R esilient M anycore Computa0ons Michael A . H eroux Sandia N a0onal L aboratories NERSC ASCR Requirements for 2017 January 15, 2014 LBNL 1. P roject D escrip0on P I: M ichael H eroux, S andia * Summarize y our p roject(s) a nd i ts s cien0fic o bjec0ves through 2 017 * Advanced s olvers: * Tightly c oupled m ul0---physics. * Embedded n onlinear a nalysis, o p0miza0on a nd U Q. * Algorithms, d ata c lasses f or s calable m anycore s ystems: * Extract fi

  15. PDSF User Meeting 09-03-13.pptx

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    3, 2013 Lisa Gerhardt Utilization --- 2 --- Past / Planned Outages * Past - August 1 2 th 4 h ours: N etwork i ssues - August 2 0 th A ll d ay: M endel u pgrade ( PDSF w ill b e o nline, just r educed n odes) * Planned - October 1 0 th (tentaGve): M aintenance --- i mage u pgrade, security fi xes - Future: M endel c able r eplacement ( PDSF w ill b e o nline, just r educed n odes) Other Topics from PDSF Staff * SL64 is available on i nterac=ves a nd a ll c omputes - Bare b ones m odules, l et m

  16. Characterization Plan for Soils Around Drain Line PLA-100115

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    D. Shanklin

    2006-05-24

    This Characterization Plan supports the Hazardous Waste Management Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (HWMA/RCRA) closure of soils that may have been contaminated by releases from drain line PLA-100115, located within the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Laboratory Site. The requirements to address the closure of soils contaminated by a potential release from this line in a characterization plan was identified in the "HWMA/RCRA Less Than 90-day Generator Closure Report for the VES-SFE-126."

  17. A J

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

    2008-06 $&upFP, Acquisition Regulation Date 0211 9/08 [ $ 1 . y A J b J ' : . %wd ACQUISITION LETTER T h ~ s Acquls~tlon Letter Ir Issued under the author~ty ot the DOE and NN9A Procurement kuecut~ves Subject: Domestic and Foreign Procurement Preference Requirements References: FAR Part 25 - Foreign Acquisition DEAR Part 925 - Foreign Acquisition Buy American Act, 41 {J.S.C. 1 O a Miller Act, 40 U.S.C. 3 13 1 et seq Trade Agreements Act, 1 9 U.S.C. 25 12 When is this Acquisition Letter (AL)

  18. January 2016 CNMS User Newsletter

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    January 2016 CNMS User Newsletter http://cnms.ornl.gov/ Important Dates: Call for Proposals: 2016B -Deadline: May 4 to be announced in spring! CNMS User Meeting -August 10-12, 2016 Visit CNMS on Facebook! Check out our website! Behind the Scenes at CNMS Like you, I am a user of CNMS. I know first hand how me at a user facility can enhance the produc vity of a research program and focused interac on with CNMS staff can offer new perspec- ves. I also know that CNMS will need to con nue

  19. NRELs WEC Modeling Tools

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    NREL's W ave E nergy Converter M odeling E fforts Marine a nd H ydrokine:c Instrumenta:on, M easurement & Computer M odeling W orkshop Yi---Hsiang Y u, Y e L i, B ob T hresher, Marco Masciola, M ichael L awson July 9 , 2 012 2 Objec:ves * Develop f easible n umerical t ools to assist modeling of wave energy conversion ( WEC) s ystems * Provide a b aseline s ystem d esign and a power genera:on performance a nalysis * Collaborate w ith i ndustry, academia and other na:onal laboratories t o a

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

    Computer-Based Procedures for Workers in the Field Johanna Oxstrand Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation 2015 NE I&C Review October 29 th , 2015 Computer-Based Procedures (CBPs) Research O bjec,ves * Define d esign r equirements * Streamline a nd d is<ll i nforma<on * Use d ynamic p resenta<on t o: - Increase e fficiency - Improve t he e ase o f u se - Reduce o pportuni<es f or e rrors - Incorporate h uman p erformance tools * We d o NOT d emonstrate h ow t o convert a p rocedure

  1. Summary - Preliminary TRA of the Calcine Disposition Project

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  2. Summary of canister overheating incident at the Carbon Tetrachloride Expedited Response Action site

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    Driggers, S.A.

    1994-03-10

    The granular activated carbon (GAC)-filled canister that overheated was being used to adsorb carbon tetrachloride vapors drawn from a well near the 216-Z-9 Trench, a subsurface disposal site in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site. The overheating incident resulted in a band of discolored paint on the exterior surface of the canister. Although there was no other known damage to equipment, no injuries to operating personnel, and no releases of hazardous materials, the incident is of concern because it was not anticipated. It also poses the possibility of release of carbon tetrachloride and other hazardous vapors if the incident were to recur. All soil vapor extraction system (VES) operations were halted until a better understanding of the cause of the incident could be determined and controls implemented to reduce the possibility of a recurrence. The focus of this report and the intent of all the activities associated with understanding the overheating incident has been to provide information that will allow safe restart of the VES operations, develop operational limits and controls to prevent recurrence of an overheating incident, and safely optimize recovery of carbon tetrachloride from the ground.

  3. tfm_BESPowerpoint.ppt

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    Sampling d iffusive d ynamics o n l ong 0 mescales, and s imula0ng t he c oupled dynamics o f e lectrons a nd n uclei Thomas M iller Caltech NERSC BES Requirements for 2017 October 8-9, 2013 Gaithersburg, MD 1. P roject D escrip0on T homas F . M iller / C altech * Summarize y our p roject(s) a nd i ts s cien0fic o bjec0ves through 2 017 * Our p resent f ocus i s: * To u nderstand r eac0ve t unneling i n e nzyme---catalyzed hydrogen---transfer, e lectron---transfer, a nd p roton---coupled

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    Staff Introduction to OpenMP Programming Agenda * Basic i nforma,on - An s elec(ve i ntroduc(on t o t he p rogramming m odel. - Direc(ves f or w ork p aralleliza(on a nd s ynchroniza(on. - Some h ints o n u sage * Hands---on Lab - Wri(ng c ompiling a nd e xecu(ng s imple O penMP programs. * Presenta,on a vailable a t - module load training! - cp $EXAMPLES/NUG/Presentations/ IntroToOpenMP.pptx! Agenda * New stuff - Constructs i ntroduced i n OpenMP 3 .0 * Not t asking * Hands---on Lab What is

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    for C MS a nd A TLAS Liz S exton---Kennedy Fermilab NERSC BER Requirements for 2017 September 11-12, 2012 Rockville, MD Tuesday, November 27, 12 Special T hanks: Torre W enaus ( ATLAS c ompu0ng) Oliver G utsche ( CMS c ompu0ng) Peter E lmer ( CMS O ffline S oNware) Tuesday, November 27, 12 1. P roject D escrip0on T here a re x i ns0tu0ons f rom y c ountries... t oo m any t o l ist * Summarize y our p roject(s) a nd i ts s cien0fic o bjec0ves through 2 017 * Our p resent f ocus i s H iggs a nd S

  6. LANL: AOT & LANSCE The Pulse November 2009

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    9 Los Alamos National Laboratory * Est. 1943 The Pulse-Newsletter of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center and Accelerator Operations and Technology Division I N S I D E 2 Vogel receiVes lANsce Director's excelleNce AwArD 2 AccelerAtor struc- ture DeVelopmeNt AND thiN coAtiNg oN Niobium sAmples 3 NANogrAiNs DemoN- strAte extrAorDiNAry thermAl stAbility 3 competitiVe ADsorp- tioN of luNg surfAc- tANt AND AlbumiN 4 heADs up! For more than 15 years, Yusheng Zhao has been on a scientifc journey

  7. Transaction-Based Operation of Resource Constrained Systems

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  8. Memorial W.Gentner

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Le DG H.Schopper fait une introduction pour la commémoration et cérémonie de la vie et du travail du Prof.Wolfgang Gentner. W. Gentner, physicien allemand, né en 1906 à Francfort et mort en septembre 1980 à Heidelberg, était directeur au Cern de 1955 à 1960, président du "scientific policy commitee" de 1968 à 1971 et président du Conseil du Cern de 1972 à 1974. Il était un des fondateurs du Cern et 4 personnes qui l'ont bien connu lui rendent hommage, entre autres un de ses élèves, ainsi que Mme ?, J.B.Adams et O.Sheffard(?)

  9. Secure Control Systems for the Energy Sector

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    Smith, Rhett; Campbell, Jack; Hadley, Mark

    2012-03-31

    Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) will conduct the Hallmark Project to address the need to reduce the risk of energy disruptions because of cyber incidents on control systems. The goals is to develop solutions that can be both applied to existing control systems and designed into new control systems to add the security measures needed to mitigate energy network vulnerabilities. The scope of the Hallmark Project contains four primary elements: 1. Technology transfer of the Secure Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications Protocol (SSCP) from Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The project shall use this technology to develop a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliant original equipment manufacturer (OEM) module to be called a Cryptographic Daughter Card (CDC) with the ability to directly connect to any PC enabling that computer to securely communicate across serial to field devices. Validate the OEM capabilities with another vendor. 2. Development of a Link Authenticator Module (LAM) using the FIPS 140-2 validated Secure SCADA Communications Protocol (SSCP) CDC module with a central management software kit. 3. Validation of the CDC and Link Authenticator modules via laboratory and field tests. 4. Creation of documents that record the impact of the Link Authenticator to the operators of control systems and on the control system itself. The information in the documents can assist others with technology deployment and maintenance.

  10. A safety equipment list for rotary mode core sampling systems operation in single shell flammable gas tanks

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    SMALLEY, J.L.

    1999-05-18

    This document identifies all interim safety equipment to be used for rotary mode core sampling of single-shell flammable gas tanks utilizing Rotary Mode Core Sampling systems (RMCS). This document provides the safety equipment for RMCS trucks HO-68K-4600, HO-68K-4647, trucks three and four respectively, and associated equipment. It is not intended to replace or supersede WHC-SD-WM-SEL-023, (Kelly 1991), or WHC-SD-WM-SEL-032, (Corbett 1994), which classifies 80-68K-4344 and HO-68K-4345 respectively. The term ''safety equipment'' refers to safety class (SC) and safety significant (SS) equipment, where equipment refers to structures, systems and components (SSC's). The identification of safety equipment in this document is based on the credited design safety features and analysis contained in the Authorization Basis (AB) for rotary mode core sampling operations in single-shell flammable gas tanks. This is an interim safety classification since the AB is interim. This document will be updated to reflect the final RMCS equipment safety classification designations upon completion of a final AB which will be implemented with the release of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR).

  11. LNG shipments in 1994 set records

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    1996-01-15

    Worldwide LNG shipments by ocean-going vessels in 1994 increased to 1,619 voyages, according to an LNG shipping industry statistical annual. LNG Log 20 published the recently compiled 1994 data in the last quarter of 1995. The publication is from the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd., London. The year`s total was 8.8% more than for 1993 and the most in 35 years of records. The trips were made and the vessels loaded and discharged without report of serious safety or environmental incident, says the publication. Of the voyages completed during the year, 596 were to European receiving terminals (up 2.8% over 1993), and 1,003 went to the Far East (an increase of 10.7%); shipments to the US, however, dropped to 20, from 32 in 1993. This paper shows that the 1,619 voyages represent 3.6 million nautical miles logged by 78 vessels active during the year. These ships pumped ashore record annual volumes of approximately 144.3 million cu m of LNG, 110.1 million cu m (76.3%) of which went to Far Eastern customers. The paper also summarizes containment systems in use in 1994 and since LNG began to be shipped in 1959.

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  13. High temperature performance of high-efficiency, multi-layer solar selective coatings for tower applications

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    Gray, M. H.; Tirawat, R.; Kessinger, K. A.; Ndione, P. F.

    2015-05-01

    The roadmap to next-generation concentrating solar power plants anticipates a progression to central towers with operating temperatures in excess of 650°C. These higher temperatures are required to drive higher power-cycle efficiencies, resulting in lower cost energy. However, these conditions also place a greater burden on the materials making up the receiver. Any novel absorber material developed for next-generation receivers must be stable in air, cost effective, and survive thousands of heating and cooling cycles. The collection efficiency of a power tower plant can be increased if the energy absorbed by the receiver is maximized while the heat loss from the receiver to the environment is minimized. Thermal radiation losses can be significant (>7% annual energy loss) with receivers at temperatures above 650°C. We present progress toward highly efficient and durable solar selective absorbers (SSAs) intended for operating temperatures from 650°C to 1000°C. Selective efficiency (ηsel) is defined as the energy retained by the absorber, accounting for both absorptance and emittance, relative to the energy incident on the surface. The low emittance layers of multilayer SSAs are binary compounds of refractory metals whose material properties indicate that coatings formed of these materials should be oxidation resistant in air to 800-1200°C. On this basis, we initially developed a solar selective coating for parabolic troughs. This development has been successfully extended to meet the absorptance and emittance objectives for the more demanding, high temperature regime. We show advancement in coating materials, processing and designs resulting in the initial attainment of target efficiencies ηsel > 0.91 for proposed tower conditions. Additionally, spectral measurements show that these coatings continue to perform at targeted levels after cycling to temperatures of 1000°C in environments of nitrogen and forming gas.

  14. High temperature performance of high-efficiency, multi-layer solar selective coatings for tower applications

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    Gray, M. H.; Tirawat, R.; Kessinger, K. A.; Ndione, P. F.

    2015-05-01

    The roadmap to next-generation concentrating solar power plants anticipates a progression to central towers with operating temperatures in excess of 650°C. These higher temperatures are required to drive higher power-cycle efficiencies, resulting in lower cost energy. However, these conditions also place a greater burden on the materials making up the receiver. Any novel absorber material developed for next-generation receivers must be stable in air, cost effective, and survive thousands of heating and cooling cycles. The collection efficiency of a power tower plant can be increased if the energy absorbed by the receiver is maximized while the heat loss from themore » receiver to the environment is minimized. Thermal radiation losses can be significant (>7% annual energy loss) with receivers at temperatures above 650°C. We present progress toward highly efficient and durable solar selective absorbers (SSAs) intended for operating temperatures from 650°C to 1000°C. Selective efficiency (ηsel) is defined as the energy retained by the absorber, accounting for both absorptance and emittance, relative to the energy incident on the surface. The low emittance layers of multilayer SSAs are binary compounds of refractory metals whose material properties indicate that coatings formed of these materials should be oxidation resistant in air to 800-1200°C. On this basis, we initially developed a solar selective coating for parabolic troughs. This development has been successfully extended to meet the absorptance and emittance objectives for the more demanding, high temperature regime. We show advancement in coating materials, processing and designs resulting in the initial attainment of target efficiencies ηsel > 0.91 for proposed tower conditions. Additionally, spectral measurements show that these coatings continue to perform at targeted levels after cycling to temperatures of 1000°C in environments of nitrogen and forming gas.« less

  15. High temperature performance of high-efficiency, multi-layer solar selective coatings for tower applications

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    Gray, M. H.; Tirawat, R.; Kessinger, K. A.; Ndione, P. F.

    2015-05-01

    The roadmap to next-generation concentrating solar power plants anticipates a progression to central towers with operating temperatures in excess of 650C. These higher temperatures are required to drive higher power-cycle efficiencies, resulting in lower cost energy. However, these conditions also place a greater burden on the materials making up the receiver. Any novel absorber material developed for next-generation receivers must be stable in air, cost effective, and survive thousands of heating and cooling cycles. The collection efficiency of a power tower plant can be increased if the energy absorbed by the receiver is maximized while the heat loss from the receiver to the environment is minimized. Thermal radiation losses can be significant (>7% annual energy loss) with receivers at temperatures above 650C. We present progress toward highly efficient and durable solar selective absorbers (SSAs) intended for operating temperatures from 650C to 1000C. Selective efficiency (?sel) is defined as the energy retained by the absorber, accounting for both absorptance and emittance, relative to the energy incident on the surface. The low emittance layers of multilayer SSAs are binary compounds of refractory metals whose material properties indicate that coatings formed of these materials should be oxidation resistant in air to 800-1200C. On this basis, we initially developed a solar selective coating for parabolic troughs. This development has been successfully extended to meet the absorptance and emittance objectives for the more demanding, high temperature regime. We show advancement in coating materials, processing and designs resulting in the initial attainment of target efficiencies ?sel > 0.91 for proposed tower conditions. Additionally, spectral measurements show that these coatings continue to perform at targeted levels after cycling to temperatures of 1000C in environments of nitrogen and forming gas.

  16. REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS FROM A HIGH SPEED FERRY

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    Thompson,G.; Gautam, M; Clark, N; Lyons, D; Carder, D; Riddle, W; Barnett, R; Rapp, B; George, S

    2003-08-24

    Emissions from marine vessels are being scrutinized as a major contributor to the total particulate matter (TPM), oxides of sulfur (SOx) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) environmental loading. Fuel sulfur control is the key to SOx reduction. Significant reductions in the emissions from on-road vehicles have been achieved in the last decade and the emissions from these vehicles will be reduced by another order of magnitude in the next five years: these improvements have served to emphasize the need to reduce emissions from other mobile sources, including off road equipment, locomotives, and marine vessels. Diesel-powered vessels of interest include ocean going vessels with low- and medium-speed engines, as well as ferries with high speed engines, as discussed below. A recent study examined the use of intake water injection (WIS) and ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) to reduce the emissions from a high-speed passenger ferry in southern California. One of the four Detroit Diesel 12V92 two-stroke high speed engines that power the Waverider (operated by SCX, inc.) was instrumented to collect intake airflow, fuel flow, shaft torque, and shaft speed. Engine speed and shaft torque were uniquely linked for given vessel draft and prevailing wind and sea conditions. A raw exhaust gas sampling system was utilized to measure the concentration of NOx, carbon dioxide (CO2), and oxygen (O2) and a mini dilution tunnel sampling a slipstream from the raw exhaust was used to collect TPM on 70 mm filters. The emissions data were processed to yield brake-specific mass results. The system that was employed allowed for redundant data to be collected for quality assurance and quality control. To acquire the data, the Waverider was operated at five different steady state speeds. Three modes were in the open sea off Oceanside, CA, and idle and harbor modes were also used. Data have showed that the use of ULSD along with water injection (WIS) could significantly reduce the emissions of NOx and PM while not affecting fuel consumption or engine performance compared to the baseline marine diesel. The results showed that a nominal 40% reduction in TPM was realized when switching from the marine diesel to the ULSD. A small reduction in NOx was also shown between the marine fuel and the ULSD. The implementation of the WIS showed that NOx was reduced significantly by between 11% and 17%, depending upon the operating condition. With the WIS, the TPM was reduced by a few percentage points, which was close to the confidence in measurement.

  17. Review of Enabling Technologies to Facilitate Secure Compute Customization

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    Aderholdt, Ferrol; Caldwell, Blake A; Hicks, Susan Elaine; Koch, Scott M; Naughton, III, Thomas J; Pelfrey, Daniel S; Pogge, James R; Scott, Stephen L; Shipman, Galen M; Sorrillo, Lawrence

    2014-12-01

    High performance computing environments are often used for a wide variety of workloads ranging from simulation, data transformation and analysis, and complex workflows to name just a few. These systems may process data for a variety of users, often requiring strong separation between job allocations. There are many challenges to establishing these secure enclaves within the shared infrastructure of high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The isolation mechanisms in the system software are the basic building blocks for enabling secure compute enclaves. There are a variety of approaches and the focus of this report is to review the different virtualization technologies that facilitate the creation of secure compute enclaves. The report reviews current operating system (OS) protection mechanisms and modern virtualization technologies to better understand the performance/isolation properties. We also examine the feasibility of running ``virtualized'' computing resources as non-privileged users, and providing controlled administrative permissions for standard users running within a virtualized context. Our examination includes technologies such as Linux containers (LXC [32], Docker [15]) and full virtualization (KVM [26], Xen [5]). We categorize these different approaches to virtualization into two broad groups: OS-level virtualization and system-level virtualization. The OS-level virtualization uses containers to allow a single OS kernel to be partitioned to create Virtual Environments (VE), e.g., LXC. The resources within the host's kernel are only virtualized in the sense of separate namespaces. In contrast, system-level virtualization uses hypervisors to manage multiple OS kernels and virtualize the physical resources (hardware) to create Virtual Machines (VM), e.g., Xen, KVM. This terminology of VE and VM, detailed in Section 2, is used throughout the report to distinguish between the two different approaches to providing virtualized execution environments. As part of our technology review we analyzed several current virtualization solutions to assess their vulnerabilities. This included a review of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) for Xen, KVM, LXC and Docker to gauge their susceptibility to different attacks. The complete details are provided in Section 5 on page 33. Based on this review we concluded that system-level virtualization solutions have many more vulnerabilities than OS level virtualization solutions. As such, security mechanisms like sVirt (Section 3.3) should be considered when using system-level virtualization solutions in order to protect the host against exploits. The majority of vulnerabilities related to KVM, LXC, and Docker are in specific regions of the system. Therefore, future "zero day attacks" are likely to be in the same regions, which suggests that protecting these areas can simplify the protection of the host and maintain the isolation between users. The evaluations of virtualization technologies done thus far are discussed in Section 4. This includes experiments with 'user' namespaces in VEs, which provides the ability to isolate user privileges and allow a user to run with different UIDs within the container while mapping them to non-privileged UIDs in the host. We have identified Linux namespaces as a promising mechanism to isolate shared resources, while maintaining good performance. In Section 4.1 we describe our tests with LXC as a non-root user and leveraging namespaces to control UID/GID mappings and support controlled sharing of parallel file-systems. We highlight several of these namespace capabilities in Section 6.2.3. The other evaluations that were performed during this initial phase of work provide baseline performance data for comparing VEs and VMs to purely native execution. In Section 4.2 we performed tests using the High-Performance Computing Conjugate Gradient (HPCCG) benchmark to establish baseline performance for a scientific application when run on the Native (host) machine in contrast with execution under Docker and KVM. Our tests verified prior studie

  18. A COMPUTATIONAL WORKBENCH ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL POWER PLANT SIMULATION

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Adel Sarofim; Connie Senior

    2004-12-22

    In this report is described the work effort to develop and demonstrate a software framework to support advanced process simulations to evaluate the performance of advanced power systems. Integrated into the framework are a broad range of models, analysis tools, and visualization methods that can be used for the plant evaluation. The framework provides a tightly integrated problem-solving environment, with plug-and-play functionality, and includes a hierarchy of models, ranging from fast running process models to detailed reacting CFD models. The framework places no inherent limitations on the type of physics that can be modeled, numerical techniques, or programming languages used to implement the equipment models, or the type or amount of data that can be exchanged between models. Tools are provided to analyze simulation results at multiple levels of detail, ranging from simple tabular outputs to advanced solution visualization methods. All models and tools communicate in a seamless manner. The framework can be coupled to other software frameworks that provide different modeling capabilities. Three software frameworks were developed during the course of the project. The first framework focused on simulating the performance of the DOE Low Emissions Boiler System Proof of Concept facility, an advanced pulverized-coal combustion-based power plant. The second framework targeted simulating the performance of an Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle - Fuel Cell Turbine (IGCC-FCT) plant configuration. The coal gasifier models included both CFD and process models for the commercially dominant systems. Interfacing models to the framework was performed using VES-Open, and tests were performed to demonstrate interfacing CAPE-Open compliant models to the framework. The IGCC-FCT framework was subsequently extended to support Virtual Engineering concepts in which plant configurations can be constructed and interrogated in a three-dimensional, user-centered, interactive, immersive environment. The Virtual Engineering Framework (VEF), in effect a prototype framework, was developed through close collaboration with NETL supported research teams from Iowa State University Virtual Reality Applications Center (ISU-VRAC) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The VEF is open source, compatible across systems ranging from inexpensive desktop PCs to large-scale, immersive facilities and provides support for heterogeneous distributed computing of plant simulations. The ability to compute plant economics through an interface that coupled the CMU IECM tool to the VEF was demonstrated, and the ability to couple the VEF to Aspen Plus, a commercial flowsheet modeling tool, was demonstrated. Models were interfaced to the framework using VES-Open. Tests were performed for interfacing CAPE-Open-compliant models to the framework. Where available, the developed models and plant simulations have been benchmarked against data from the open literature. The VEF has been installed at NETL. The VEF provides simulation capabilities not available in commercial simulation tools. It provides DOE engineers, scientists, and decision makers with a flexible and extensible simulation system that can be used to reduce the time, technical risk, and cost to develop the next generation of advanced, coal-fired power systems that will have low emissions and high efficiency. Furthermore, the VEF provides a common simulation system that NETL can use to help manage Advanced Power Systems Research projects, including both combustion- and gasification-based technologies.

  19. Improved DC Gun Insulator Assembly

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    Sah, R.; Dudas, A.; Neubauer, M. L.; Poelker, M.; Surles-Law, K. E.L.

    2010-05-23

    Many user facilities such as synchrotron radiation light sources and free electron lasers require accelerating structures that support electric fields of 10-100 MV/m, especially at the start of the accelerator chain where ceramic insulators are used for very high gradient DC guns. These insulators are difficult to manufacture, require long commissioning times, and often exhibit poor reliability. Two technical approaches to solving this problem will be investigated. Firstly, inverted ceramics offer solutions for reduced gradients between the electrodes and ground. An inverted design will be presented for 350 kV, with maximum gradients in the range of 5-10 MV/m. Secondly, novel ceramic manufacturing processes will be studied, in order to protect triple junction locations from emission, by applying a coating with a bulk resistivity. The processes for creating this coating will be optimized to provide protection as well as be used to coat a ceramic with an appropriate gradient in bulk resistivity from the vacuum side to the air side of an HV standoff ceramic cylinder. Example insulator designs are being computer modelled, and insulator samples are being manufactured and tested

  20. BOCC Blueprint

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    Belew, Shan T.

    2015-01-08

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Facility and Operations (F&O) Division strives to manage performance, to assure long-term health and sustainability for the organization and our staff through innovation and learning. The F&O organization is committed to achieving five strategic outcomes over the next several years. The strategic outcomes are aligned with the Department of Energy (DOE) and PNNL mission and vision. One key outcome important to enabling our vision is to integrate the smartest facilities, connected to the smartest people, by the smartest systems. We call this our SMART3 Initiative. The F&O SMART3 Initiative will connect human capital with intelligent systems, resulting in a best-in-class, integrated facility-operations strategy that improves productivity and optimizes operational costs. The Building Operations Control Center (BOCC) Blueprint is a key deliverable in this effort and will define near-term and long-term objectives aligned with the SMART3 Initiative. The BOCC Blueprint provides a plan to successfully position the BOCC and assure full integration into the new Systems Engineering Laboratory (SEL). The BOCC Blueprint near-term objectives will satisfy each of the three elements of the SMART3 Initiative. 1. The facilities element will be achieved by defining the minimum set of smart sensors for deployment, establishing dashboards and metrics, and initiating a Real-Time Commissioning Program (RT-Cx). 2. The people element will be achieved as F&O and the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED) collaborate, mentor, and cross-train within F&O. The collaboration effort will provide proof of concept by testing, applying and sharing information on facility systems through smart grid, facility re-tuning & audits, and DSOM fault detection and diagnostics. The mentoring and cross-training will be realized by integrating air balance operators, power operators and FMCS specialists within the BOCC. 3. The systems element will be achieved by standardizing the Facility Management Control Systems (FMCS) and Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM) development, specifically by implementing facility dashboards and tools. The long-term objectives are to enhance reliability, reduce cost, and demonstrate the “Living Laboratory,” as defined by the way facilities are used to advance research from theoretical to practical applications through scientific collaboration among PNNL’s research and development (R&D) staff. With the BOCC Blueprint defining the objectives to meet the SMART3 Initiative, the BOCC will become a valuable PNNL core competency, and allow for additional R&D opportunities.