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2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan  

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

DOE HQ/EFCOG Project Plan Rev. 0 DOE HQ/EFCOG Project Plan Rev. 0 2 Office of Environmental Management and Energy Facility Contractors Group 2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Introduction: This Project Plan is jointly developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), to provide execution support to the EM Quality Assurance (QA) Corporate Board. The Board serves a vital and critical role in ensuring that the EM mission is completed safely, correctly, and efficiently. The joint EM-EFCOG approach to enhancing QA signifies the inherent commitment to partnership and collaboration that is required between the contractor community and DOE to proactively improve performance of the EM mission and projects. This mandate is more

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2010 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan  

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

HQ/EFCOG Project Plan HQ/EFCOG Project Plan 2 Office of Environmental Management and Energy Facility Contractors Group 2010 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Introduction: This Project Plan is jointly developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), to provide execution support to the EM Quality Assurance (QA) Corporate Board. The Board serves a vital and critical role in ensuring that the EM mission is completed safely, correctly, and efficiently. The joint EM-EFCOG approach to enhancing QA signifies the inherent commitment to partnership and collaboration that is required between the contractor community and DOE to proactively improve performance of the EM mission and projects. This mandate is more

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Software Quality Assurance Improvment Plan: ALOHA Gap Analysis, Final Report  

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

Final-ALOHA Final-ALOHA Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: ALOHA Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 ALOHA Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report INTENTIONALLY BLANK ii ALOHA Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the chemical source term and atmospheric dispersion computer code, ALOHA 5.2.3, relative to established

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Software Quality Assurance Improvment Plan: CFAST Gap Analysis, Final Report  

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

EH-4.2.1.3-CFAST-Gap Analysis EH-4.2.1.3-CFAST-Gap Analysis Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: CFAST Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 CFAST Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report ii INTENTIONALLY BLANK CFAST Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report iii FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the CFAST computer code for accident analysis applications, relative to established requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis," is performed to meet commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of Energy's

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DNFSB 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.2: Safety Quality Assurance Plan and Criteria for the Safety Analysis Toolbox Codes  

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

2-Criteria 2-Criteria Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.2: Software Quality Assurance Plan and Criteria for the Safety Analysis Toolbox Codes U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 November 2003 Software Quality Assurance Criteria for Safety Analysis Codes November 2003 INTENTIONALLY BLANK ii Software Quality Assurance Criteria for Safety Analysis Codes November 2003 FOREWORD This document discusses the Software Quality Assurance plan, and criteria and implementation procedures to be used to evaluate designated, safety-related computer software for the

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Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Hôpital Purpan, Toulouse, France Life Sciences Group ... Measurement Quality Assurance Program: Helping ... to Improve their Long-term Measurement ...

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving quality assurance in education with web-based services by data mining and mobile technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main focus of this paper is to use web-based services, data mining techniques and mobile technologies to improve Quality Assurance (QA) in education. This paper presents rather sophisticated web-based tools and services dedicated to the QA in education. ... Keywords: data mining, mobile technologies, quality assurance, web services, web-based application

Arben Hajra; Derya Birant; Alp Kut

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Quality Assurance for Historical Hourly Temperature and Humidity: Development and Application to Environmental Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historical hourly surface synoptic (airways) meteorological reports from around the United States have been digitized as part of the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program. An important component is improvement of quality assurance ...

Daniel Y. Graybeal; Arthur T. DeGaetano; Keith L. Eggleston

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

Assurance Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the

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Quality Assurance: Quality Policy  

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

Policy Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors. Objective The objective of the QA requirements are to establish an effective management system (i.e., quality assurance programs) using the performance requirements coupled technical standards where appropriate that ensure:

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Office of Quality Assurance  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the delivery of products and services. The Department's commitment to environment, safety, and health also relies, upon work being conducted within an effective management system. DOE line managers and contracting officers must understand these two fundamental purposes for the QA requirements and ensure the QA Order and rule are specified in each major contract (including those contracts using the Work Smart Standards process to satisfy DOE Acquisition regulation 48 CFR 970.5223-1).

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Quality Assurance: Policy and Directives  

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

Policy and Directives The Office of Quality Assurance is responsible for DOE's quality assurance (QA) policy and requirements, and for providing assistance with QA implementation....

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Report: EM Quality Assurance  

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

EM QUALITY ASSURANCE EM QUALITY ASSURANCE September 25, 2008 Submitted by the EMAB Quality Assurance Subcommittee Background: In Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) was tasked to dialogue with the Office of Quality Assurance (EM-60, QA) as it works to revitalize standards and institutionalize QA into Departmental and EM processes. In addition, EMAB was directed to dialogue with EM-60 on incorporating QA and engineering into the procurement process. Board members reviewed and discussed the topics of QA and EM-60's functions during their public meeting on May 7, 2008, in Washington D.C. The EMAB QA Subcommittee comprised of Dr. Lawrence Papay, Mr. G. Brian Estes, and Mr. Tom Winston, continued to explore the issues presented in May and engaged in follow-up

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Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance  

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

Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance cd Welcome to the Department of Energy's Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Software Quality Assurance (SQA) homepage. The purpose of this Web site is to promote continuous improvement and the sharing of knowledge of safety software quality assurance among interested parties across the DOE complex. It consolidates information and contains links to subject matter experts, procedures, training material, program descriptions, good practices, lessons learned and the Central Registry Toolbox Codes. The Portal also provides capabilities for member collaboration in product development and threaded discussions. Central Registry: The Central Registry provides a library of DOE "Toolbox" Codes covering site boundary accident dose consequences, fire accident source terms, leakpath factors, chemical release/dispersion and consequence, and radiological dispersion and consequence.

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DOE Order on Quality Assurance  

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

INITIATED BY: INITIATED BY: www.directives.doe.gov Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy ORDER Washington, D.C. Approved: 4-25-2011 SUBJECT: QUALITY ASSURANCE 1. PURPOSE. a. To ensure that Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), products and services meet or exceed customers' requirements and expectations. b. To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles: (1) All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system; (2) Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA); (3) Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous

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Quality Assurance REFERENCE GUIDE  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Qualification Standard DOE-STD-1150-2002 July 2012 Reference Guide The Functional Area Qualification Standard References Guides are developed to assist operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff in the acquisition of technical competence and qualification within the Technical Qualification Program. Please direct your questions or comments related to this document to the Office of Leadership and Career Management, Technical Qualification Program (TQP) Manager, Albuquerque Complex. This page is intentionally blank. Table of Contents i FIGURES ....................................................................................................................................... ii TABLES ........................................................................................................................................ iii

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Measurement quality assurance  

SciTech Connect

The quality of a radiation protection program can be no better than the quality of the measurements made to support it. In many cases, that quality is unknown and is merely implied on the basis of a calibration of a measuring instrument. If that calibration is inappropriate or is performed improperly, the measurement result will be inaccurate and misleading. Assurance of measurement quality can be achieved if appropriate procedures are followed, including periodic quality control actions that demonstrate adequate performance. Several national measurement quality assurance (MQA) programs are operational or under development in specific areas. They employ secondary standards laboratories that provide a high-quality link between the National Bureau of Standards and measurements made at the field use level. The procedures followed by these secondary laboratories to achieve MQA will be described, as well as plans for similar future programs. A growing general national interest in quality assurance, combined with strong specific motivations for MQA in the area of ionizing radiation, will provide continued demand for appropriate national programs. Such programs must, however, employ procedures that are cost effective and must be developed with participation by all affected parties.

Eisenhower, E.H.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance,DOE, federal, and state regulations and compliance orders.

Waste Management Group

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PROGRAM .4 Organizational Structure ..4 Management Quality Assurance Functions 5 Planning 5 2.0 PERSONNEL TRAINING AND

Waste Management Group

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Quality Assurance Standards (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Tests to make quantitative predictions about photovoltaic (PV) modules are needed. This presentation proposes the creation of international quality assurance standards for PV modules.

Kurtz, S.; Hacke, P.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Yamamichi, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Library and Training  

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

Quality Assurance Library/Training Quality Assurance Library/Training DOE Quality Assurance Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) Management Assessment Tools Software Quality Assurance CRAD QA Program Document Examples: These QA Programs are available to serve as examples from three different types of DOE organizations. Management System for Quality and Safety Management EM HQ DOE-ID DOE Nuclear Safety QA Regulation Enforcement Guide: DOE Enforcement Program Roles and Responsibilities Training, Qualification, and Orientation Materials: See also SQA Training U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part I (August 2005) U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part II-A Tutorial (August 2005) Suspect/Counterfeit Items Training Materials DOE-STD-1150-2002, Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard

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Quality Assurance Exchange, January 2007  

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

1 1 J a n u a r y 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Departmental Elements Respond to "Improving QA" 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Post Field Investigation Activities 1 Best Practices: Appropriate Metrics Facilitate Data-Driven IT Decisions 4 SQA Work Activity #4: Procurement and Supplier Management 6 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 7 Upcoming Conferences & Training (relating to DOE / Nuclear & General QA) 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E In his memorandum "Improving Quality As- surance," dated April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy stated the Department's priority of implementing an effective Quality Assurance program (QAP) and promulgating a quality culture throughout the DOE complex. The

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Quality Assurance Requirements and Description  

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

QjCivilianRadioactive QjCivilianRadioactive Was'fe Management QA: QA QVALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION DOEIRW-0333P Revisiol1 20 Effective Date: 10-01-2008 LarrY Newman, DlrectQr Office of Quality As,surance ~~--~-_._._- Edward F. Spr at III, Di or Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Date I/Jf/4t' , . - - - Date OCRWM Title: Quality Assurance Requirements and Description DOEIRW-0333P, Revision 20 Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Quality Assurance Policy Page: 2 of 160 Successful implementation of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Quality Assurance (QA) program is essential for the OCRWM to carry out its mission. Our mission is to manage and dispose ofbigh-Ievel radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a manner that protects health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits

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Quality Assurance: Underlying Quality Principles  

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

Underlying Quality Principles Underlying Quality Principles These principles are consistent with Integrated Safety Management Policy, P 450.4A and support ISM implementation. Define Policies and Objectives--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted. Management must set expectations for the organization as a whole before employees can do their jobs, satisfy their customers, and strive to improve the quality of their work. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specific policies and objectives that reflect the operating philosophy of the facility's management. Once these policies and objectives have been established, all managers must take the necessary actions to ensure that each employee shares their vision of the organization's purpose. Specify Roles and Responsibilities--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted.

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011  

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

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) reorganized in May 2011, and within HSS, the Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance (HS-23) is now the Office of Quality Assurance (HS-33) (see http://www.hss.doe.gov/orgchart.html). The Office of Quality Assurance reports to the newly formed Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30) whose Director reports to the Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Mr. Glenn Podonsky. While the name of my office has changed slightly, our mission and functions remain the same. The entire staff of HS-33 is excited about this change and looks forward to the new interfaces, endeavors, and challenges in the coming years. Other exciting news is that DOE Order (O) 414.1D, Quality Assurance, was approved and issued

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Environmental Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Project Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is intended to document the quality assurance of the Environmental Monitoring Program. The Quality Assurance Project Plan has two parts and is written to become a chapter in the Environmental Monitoring Plan. Part A describes the management responsibilities and activities performed to assure the quality of the Environmental Monitoring Program. Part B covers the documentation requirements for changes in the Monitoring Program, and provides details on control of the design and implementation of quality assurance activities.

Holland, R.C.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Signed Quality Assurance Hub Memo  

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

:I I! DR. STEVEN L. KRAHN DEPUTY ASSISTANT SEC SAFETY AND SECCTRITY PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Performance Assessment, Commitment, and Corrective Action Management Program Launch In a memorandum to the FieldlSite Managers dated July 10,2009, it was announced that the Office of Standards and Quality Assurance (EM-23) had deployed a pilot prototype web-based system (Hub) to facilitate providing real-time status of Quality Assurance (QA) performance assessments and associated corrective actions and commitments. The pilot phase of the system has been completed with exceptional cooperation from the various sites involved. The system has now been transferred to a secured Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM)

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Quality Assurance Exchange, September 2007  

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

3 3 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Focus on Quality Assurance 1 Use of QA Consensus Standards 1 What is the Analytical Services Program? 3 SQA Work Activity #6: Safety Software Design & Implementation 4 HSS QA Activity Corner 6 Upcoming Meetings & Conferences 7 Just for Fun 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E HSS FOCUS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE health, as well as the environment, de- crease and productivity increases with the appropriate rigor of quality assurance. The corporate responsibility for ensuring implementation of these five principles rests within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). HS-20, the Office of Nuclear Safety and Environment, inter- prets QA requirements and develops pol- icy; HS-30, the Office of Corporate Safety

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Quality Assurance Exchange, June 2006  

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

V V o lu m e 2 , I ssu e 2 J un e 2 0 0 6 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Secretary Bodman Emphasizes Quality Assurance 1 In the Spotlight: Interview with Ava Holland Quality Assurance Manager CBFO/WIPP 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Audit Meetings 1 DOE Contractor receives the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence 2 SQA Work Activity #3: Software Configuration Management 3 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 8 Activities, Updates, & Announcements 9 Upcoming Meetings, Conferences & Training Courses 10 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Ava Holland is the Quality Assurance Manager for the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) at the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP). Ms. Holland is responsible for

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Highly Integrated Quality Assurance – An Empirical Case  

SciTech Connect

Highly Integrated Quality Assurance – An Empirical Case Drake Kirkham1, Amy Powell2, Lucas Rich3 1Quality Manager, Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program, Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625 M/S 6122, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-6122 2Quality Engineer, RPS Program, Idaho National Laboratory 3Quality Engineer, RPS Program, Idaho National Laboratory Contact: Voice: (208) 533-7550 Email: Drake.Kirkham@inl.gov Abstract. The Radioisotope Power Systems Program of the Idaho National Laboratory makes an empirical case for a highly integrated Quality Assurance function pertaining to the preparation, assembly, testing, storage and transportation of 238Pu fueled radioisotope thermoelectric generators. Case data represents multiple campaigns including the Pluto/New Horizons mission, the Mars Science Laboratory mission in progress, and other related projects. Traditional Quality Assurance models would attempt to reduce cost by minimizing the role of dedicated Quality Assurance personnel in favor of either functional tasking or peer-based implementations. Highly integrated Quality Assurance adds value by placing trained quality inspectors on the production floor side-by-side with nuclear facility operators to enhance team dynamics, reduce inspection wait time, and provide for immediate, independent feedback. Value is also added by maintaining dedicated Quality Engineers to provide for rapid identification and resolution of corrective action, enhanced and expedited supply chain interfaces, improved bonded storage capabilities, and technical resources for requirements management including data package development and Certificates of Inspection. A broad examination of cost-benefit indicates highly integrated Quality Assurance can reduce cost through the mitigation of risk and reducing administrative burden thereby allowing engineers to be engineers, nuclear operators to be nuclear operators, and the cross-functional team to operate more efficiently. Applicability of this case extends to any high-value, long-term project where traceability and accountability are determining factors.

Drake Kirkham; Amy Powell; Lucas Rich

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weapons Quality Assurance Qualification Standard  

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

5-2008 5-2008 September 2008 DOE STANDARD WEAPON QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALIFICATION STANDARD NNSA Weapon Quality Assurance Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1025-2008 This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/techstds/ DOE-STD-1025-2008 iv INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1025-2008 v TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................................ vii PURPOSE....................................................................................................................................

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012  

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

With the help of dedicated quality With the help of dedicated quality professionals across the complex and beyond, I am pleased to announce that this issue of the Quality Assurance Exchange (QAE) newsletter focuses on hard hitting issues, as well as opportunities to explore abatement methods in regards to our quality assurance (QA) challenges. Within, you will find a brief discussion on the Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Quality Council and its Calendar Year 2011 accomplishments; an exploration of Safety Software QA activities including an overview of the annual meeting; an update on the Safety Software Communication Forum; and activities surrounding new and upcoming guides and systems. Also, you will get an inside look on the Differing Professional Opinions Process; read an exclusive interview

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Integrating RFID with quality assurance system - Framework and applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A quality assurance system (QAS) is designed and used to inspect product quality, determine causes of abnormal by collecting, analyzing and testing data from the product line, and then determining how an improvement plan should be conducted. By utilizing ... Keywords: Improvement plan, Quality assurance system, Radio frequency identification

Jung Lyu, Jr.; Shiow-Yun Chang; Tung-Liang Chen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory`s Environment Department addresses its responsibilities through activities in a variety of areas. The need for a comprehensive management control system for these activities has been identified by the Department of Energy (DOE). The WM QA (Waste Management Quality Assurance) Plan is an integral part of a management system that provides controls necessary to ensure that the department`s activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified. This WM QA Plan defines the requirements of the WM QA program. These requirements are derived from DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance, the LBL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP, LBL PUB-3111), and other environmental compliance documents applicable to WM activities. The requirements presented herein, as well as the procedures and methodologies that direct the implementation of these requirements, will undergo review and revisions as necessary. The provisions of this QA Plan and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by and for WM. It is also applicable to WM contractors, vendors, and other LBL organizations associated with WM activities, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WM-approved QA programs. References used in the preparation of this document are (1) ASME NQA-1-1989, (2) ANSI/ASQC E4 (Draft), (3) Waste Management Quality Assurance Implementing Management Plan (LBL PUB-5352, Rev. 1), (4) LBL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), LBL PUB-3111, 2/3/93. A list of terms and definitions used throughout this document is included as Appendix A.

Not Available

1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle Asset Management - Quality Assurance -  

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

17 17 Quality Assurance March 1996 Department of Energy Office of Field Management Office of Project and Fixed Asset Management Contents GPG-FM-017 March 1996 iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Graded Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1 Goals, Principles and Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.1 Quality Assurance Goals and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.2 Quality Assurance Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2 Quality Assurance and Project Phases . . . . .

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Quality Assurance Exchange, December 2005  

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

3 3 D e c e m be r 2 0 0 5 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Colette Broussard, Quality Assurance Administrator, Office of EM 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Preparing for Auditing Success 1 Lessons Learned: BNL conducts 3rd Consecutive Third- Party Evaluation of its Assessment Program 2 SQA Work Activity 2 Software Risk Management 3 Announcements, Updates, and Activities 7 Upcoming Meetings &Workshops 9 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Colette Broussard has extensive back- ground in DOE as a Quality Assurance Engineer, along with experience in safety engineering and environmental management. Colette joined the DOE in 1983 as a QA Engineer at the Pinel- las Plant. She transferred to Headquar-

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Safety Software Quality Assurance - Central Registry | Department of Energy  

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

Safety Software Quality Assurance - Central Registry Safety Software Quality Assurance - Central Registry Safety Software Quality Assurance - Central Registry A significant improvement in the quality assurance of safety software used at the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities was achieved with the establishment of a list of "toolbox" codes that are compliant with the DOE Safety Software Quality Assurance (SSQA) requirements of DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance, and its safety software guidance, DOE G 414.1-4. The toolbox codes are used by DOE contractors to perform calculations and to develop data used to establish the safety basis for DOE facilities and their operation, and to support the variety of safety analyses and safety evaluations developed for these facilities. The following list of toolbox

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Quality Assurance Exchange, April 2009  

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

5 5 , I s s u e 1 M a r c h / A p r i l 2 0 0 9 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: George Detsis, Program Manager, ASP 1 Special Feature: Blurred Vision: Do Our Business Leaders See What Quality is All About? 3 SQA Work Activity: Problem Reporting and Corrective Action 7 HSS QA Activity Corner 8 Quality Council 9 QA-Related Meetings & Conferences 10 Director's Note 10 Lessons Learned: Insufficient Training Causes Near Miss Events and Injuries 5 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E The Analytical Services Program (ASP) encompasses approximately 40 annual qualification audits of analytical laboratories and commercial waste operation vendors, semi-annual quality assurance (QA) proficiency testing of 120 domestic and international analytical laboratories, and the

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Quality assurance for gamma knives  

SciTech Connect

This report describes and summarizes the results of a quality assurance (QA) study of the Gamma Knife, a nuclear medical device used for the gamma irradiation of intracranial lesions. Focus was on the physical aspects of QA and did not address issues that are essentially medical, such as patient selection or prescription of dose. A risk-based QA assessment approach was used. Sample programs for quality control and assurance are included. The use of the Gamma Knife was found to conform to existing standards and guidelines concerning radiation safety and quality control of external beam therapies (shielding, safety reviews, radiation surveys, interlock systems, exposure monitoring, good medical physics practices, etc.) and to be compliant with NRC teletherapy regulations. There are, however, current practices for the Gamma Knife not covered by existing, formalized regulations, standards, or guidelines. These practices have been adopted by Gamma Knife users and continue to be developed with further experience. Some of these have appeared in publications or presentations and are slowly finding their way into recommendations of professional organizations.

Jones, E.D.; Banks, W.W.; Fischer, L.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IT Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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Quality Quality Assurance IT Quality Assurance Quality, error-free work holds down costs. Avoiding mistakes and rework saves valuable time, effort, and materials. Quality assurance provides the mechanisms for paying close attention to details so that tasks are completed correctly and accurately every step of the way. A quality assurance role should be established for all projects. Software Quality Assurance Plan Example (pdf) An example of a software quality assurance plan developed from an actual DOE project SQA plan based on DOE G 200.1-1A, Software Engineering Methodology. Structured Walkthrough Training and Guidance (pdf) Classroom or individual project team training and materials on how to conduct structured walkthroughs (peer review of products/code). This process guide describes how to conduct a structured walkthrough during the

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Quality Assurance Corporate Board | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance » Quality Quality Assurance » Quality Assurance Corporate Board Quality Assurance Corporate Board The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Corporate Board is an executive board that includes both senior U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor representatives who are involved with construction, operating, and decommissioning projects. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Safety and Security Program, who is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board. Decisions on the Corporate Board's recommendations are acted on by EM senior management. The Corporate Board provides the management structure to integrate the independently managed federal and contractor Quality Assurance Programs into a single corporate entity. The Board serves as a consensus-building

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Quality Assurance Exchange, October 2008  

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

4 4 , I s s u e 2 O c t o b e r 2 0 0 8 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Larry Newman, Director of the Office of Quality Assurance, OCRWM 1 SQA Work Activity: Personnel Training in Design, Development, Use & Evaluation of Safety Software 4 Safety Bulletin: Quality Assurance Concern Wright Industries, Inc. 5 HSS QA Activity Corner 6 Just for Fun 7 QA-Related Meetings & Conferences 8 Director's Note 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Mr. Larry Newman has broad experience in managing nuclear reactors and power plants, both in the government and the private sec- tor. He has over 20 years' experience in the civilian nuclear field. He has worked at nu- merous civilian nuclear power reactors, where he has twice been a Nuclear Regula- tory Commission (NRC)-licensed senior re-

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Quality Assurance of Computational Model  

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of Computational of Computational Models Presented at the Annual Department of Presented at the Annual Department of Energy Quality Council Meeting Subir K. Sen Sub . Se Office of Quality Assurance, HS-33 December 7, 2011 Outline Outline * Introduction Introduction * GAO Report 11-143 i l h C il * National Research Council Focus * DOE Model Validation/Performance * Summary 2 Introduction Introduction * Computer models are used in EM's massive Computer models are used in EM s massive clean up effort to model physical and biogeochemical processes biogeochemical processes. * Results from these computational models are often used to make costly cleanup decisions often used to make costly cleanup decisions including selection, performance assessment and annual

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SOPP-43, EM-23 Quality Assurance Oversight  

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. POLICY: The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance program . POLICY: The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance program requirements and expectations are documented in the EM Quality Assurance Program (QAP), EM-QA-001, dated October 2008. The QAP is the EM management system to ensure that all EM organizations "do work correctly." The QAP meets the requirements of DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance, and 10 CFR 830 Subpart A "Quality Assurance Requirements." The QAP demonstrates how QA and the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) are fully integrated in EM. The QAP also provides consistent QA implementation across EM while allowing both for grading based on importance to the EM mission and safety, and for site-specific requirements to be addressed (e.g., DOE/RW-0333P, Quality Assurance

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Report: Acquisition, Project Management, and Quality Assurance  

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

Acquisition, Project Management, and Quality Assurance Acquisition, Project Management, and Quality Assurance September 30, 2009 Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee Background For FY 2009 EMAB was tasked to review the management and delivery of EM's Construction Projects and confirm whether or not the program is headed in the right direction or needs to make some adjustments in order to improve efficiency. EMAB reviewed and discussed the topics of Acquisition and Project Management during its public meetings. The Acquisition and Project Management subcommittee, comprised of Mr. G. Brian Estes, Dr. Lawrence Papay, and Mr. David Swindle, engaged in teleconferences on August 7 and September 4 with EM senior personnel. Findings and Observations Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash provided an update on EM acquisition initiatives, and he

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Quality Assurance Procedures for Mesoscale Meteorological Data  

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Mesoscale meteorological data present their own challenges and advantages during the quality assurance (QA) process because of their variability in both space and time. To ensure data quality, it is important to perform quality control at many ...

Christopher A. Fiebrich; Cynthia R. Morgan; Alexandria G. McCombs; Peter K. Hall Jr.; Renee A. McPherson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule FY 2010  

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Attached for planning and coordination purposes is the updated Quality Assurance (QA) assessment schedule for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2010.

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Office of Quality Assurance - Mission and Functions  

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Serves as the office of primary interest for QA policies, guidance and other QA directives. Develops and revises QA and software quality assurance (SQA) directives and...

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FAQS Reference Guide – Weapon Quality Assurance  

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This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the August 2008 edition of DOE-STD-1025-2008, Weapon Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard.

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Quality Assurance Exchange, August 2009  

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

American Recovery and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), also called stimulus package and referred to as the Recovery Act, is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. The Recovery Act is intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The measures are nominally worth $787 billion nationwide and include federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social welfare provisions, and domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: OFFICE OF NUCLEAR SAFETY, QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ENVIRONMENT Interview with Andrew C. Lawrence, Director

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Quality Assurance Exchange, March 2006  

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

2 2 , I ssu e 1 M a r c h 2 0 0 6 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Patrice Bubar, DAS for Office of Corporate Performance 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Auditing Tools & Techniques 1 Lessons Learned: Quality Assurance Related to Fastener Torque Requirements 2 Washington Closure Hanford Safety Software Surveillance Completed 3 Announcements, Updates, & Activities 8 Upcoming Workshops, Training, & Courses 10 Upcoming Meetings & Conferences 9 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Earlier this year, Patrice M. Bubar was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secre- tary for Corporate Performance Assess- ment (EH-3) within the Office of Environ- ment, Safety and Health (EH). Ms. Bubar

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Quality Assurance Exchange, Winter 2010  

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

new year brings new challenges new year brings new challenges for DOE and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) is no exception, especially with the acceleration and revamping of projects due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A recent reorganization which has restructured EM senior leadership by adding new positions and changing reporting lines for many EM offices has brought about new objectives and challenges. In an effort to understand these changes and expectations, we spoke with Robert Murray, Acting Director of the Office of Standards and Quality Assurance (EM-23) within the Office of Safety and Security Program. In the following interview, Mr. Murray discusses the changes, challenges, and objectives for EM-23 in FY 2010. (Continued on page 2)

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Quality Assurance Program Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Program Plan Quality Assurance Program Plan Quality Assurance Program Plan The achievement of quality in LM activities and products requires implementation of a formal Quality Assurance (QA) Program. This program establishes principles, requirements, practices, and methods for integrating quality into the daily operations of our programs and projects. The QA Program functions as a management tool to ensure that quality objectives are achieved throughout LM's technical, administrative, and operational functions. Achieving quality is the responsibility of managers as well as those who perform the work. Each employee is expected to do the job in accordance with procedures and other requirements. The name LM must represent quality to us, our customers, our service providers, and our

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Quality Assurance Exchange, September 2005  

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

2 2 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 5 I N T H E S P O T L I G H T : I N T E R V I E W W I T H C H I P L A G D O N A C T I N G C H I E F O F N U C L E A R S A F E T Y E N E R G Y , S C I E N C E A N D E N V I R O N M E N T I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Chip Lagdon, acting CENS 1 Lessons Learned from SQA Assessments 2 SQA Work Activity 1-Software Project Manage- ment & Quality Planning & ASME NQA-1-2000 3 Announcements, Updates, and Activities 7 DOE Order 414.1C Rollout 1 Upcoming Meetings &Workshops 8 S/CI Items Video Conference 6 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E DOE ORDER 414.1C ROLLOUT The Quality Assurance Order Rollout Video Conferences were held July 25 th and August 4 th , 2005, at the DOE For- restal Building, Washington, D.C. Over 20 DOE sites nationwide participated in the video conferences. The primary

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Quality assurance manual: Volume 2, Appendices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper contains quality assurance information on departments of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Particular quality assurance policies and standards discussed are on: Mechanical Systems; Klystron and Microwave Department; Electronics Department; Plant Engineering; Accelerator Department; Purchasing; and Experimental Facilities Department. (LSP)

Oijala, J.E.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System  

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Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System The quality assurance program is a management system involving all organizational components and should not be regarded as the sole domain of any single group. The Order and Rule reflects the concept that all work is a process that can be planned, performed, assessed, and improved. The basic requirements are broken into three categories: MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT This format permits managers, those performing the work, and those assessing the planning implementation, and results of the work to focus on their unique responsibilities in carrying out the provisions of the quality assurance program. The three categories capture the range of activities common to all work, from organizing and staffing to assessing results and

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Quality Assurance Procedures in the Oklahoma Mesonetwork  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High quality data sources are critical to scientists, engineers, and decision makers alike. The models that scientists develop and test with quality-assured data eventually become used by a wider community, from policy makers’ long-term ...

Mark A. Shafer; Christopher A. Fiebrich; Derek S. Arndt; Sherman E. Fredrickson; Timothy W. Hughes

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Software Quality Assurance: Training  

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Training Training classroom DOE is committed to provide qualified staff to assist, guide, direct, oversee and evaluate its safety software. The Department's Safety Software Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard (FAQS) establishes common functional area competency requirements for its personnel. Additionally, specific Office/Facility-Specific Qualification Standard supplements the technical FAQS and establishes unique operational competency requirements. DOE O 426.1, Federal Technical Capability defines the requirements and responsibilities for developing a technically competent workforce to accomplish DOE missions in a safe and efficient manner through the Federal Technical Capability Program (FTCP). This accomplished through the Technical Qualification Program (TQP) which applies to DOE technical employess whose duties and responsibilities require them to provide assistance, guidance, direction, or oversight that could affect the safe operation of a defense nuclear facility, including evaluation of contractor activities at those facilities. The TQP, along with the supporting technical Functional Area Qualification Standards, complements the personnel processes that support DOE's drive for technical excellence. Detailed operating requirements for the TQP and Functional Area Qualification Standards are described in DOE M 426.1-1.

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Quality assurance | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Quality assurance Quality assurance Subscribe to RSS - Quality assurance Quality: the characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs. Quality Assurance: the planned and systematic activities implemented to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill its requirements for quality. PPPL teams up with USDA to produce new egg pasteurization method Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a novel technique and device for rapidly pasteurizing eggs in the shell without damaging the delicate egg white. The process could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria, a widespread public health concern.

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Oversight  

SciTech Connect

The software quality assurance oversight consists of updating and maintaining revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 quality assurance program documentation and of monitoring revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 source code. This report summarizes the oversight efforts through description of the revision control system (RCS) setup, operation and contents. Documents maintained under revision control include the Acceptance Test Plan (ATP), Configuration Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Software Project Plan, Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), System Test Plan, SDP Interface Training Manual, and the SAPHIRE 8, 'New Features and Capabilities Overview'.

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance practices for data entry and electronic data transfer  

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The Radiological Environmental Monitoring (REM) group at the Fernald Environmental Management Project is involved in two practices that will result in the improved quality assurance of collected data (1) Quality Assurance Program for Manually Entered Data, and (2) Electronic Data Transfer. The first practice focuses on adopting strict quality assurance guidelines for manual database entry. The second practice focuses on electronic data transfer from the recording instrument in order to reduce the manpower normally required for manual data entry. The applications of these two practices can enhance any data collection program where instruments with electronic memories and a signal output are utilized. Organizations employing either or both of these practices, as applicable, can strengthen the quality and efficiency of their data collection program. The use of these practices can assist in complying with Quality Assurance requirements under ASME NQA-1, RCRA, CERCLA, and DOE Order activities.

Tomczak, L.M.; Gore, J.C.; Nexon, J.W. (Westinghouse Environmental Management Co. of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Environmental Management Project); Spitz, H.B.; Cardarelli, J.J.; Dai, L.; Liu, N.; McGimpsey, S. (Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing the Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance...  

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

Establishing the Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board Establishing the Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board The...

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NMMSS Software Quality Assurance Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Plan The Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) for the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguard System (NMMSS) software upgrade project (an actual DOE...

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Office of Quality Assurance: Newsletters and Bulletins  

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Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins The Quality Assurance Exchange is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience related to QA issues among DOE field offices, contractors, and DOE headquarters. Readers are strongly encouraged to contribute articles on the implementation of QA requirements, on lessons learned and to offer suggestions. Please forward your input to duli.agarwal@hq.doe.gov. If your contact information has changed or if you would like to receive the QA Exchange Newsletter, forward the following information to qaexchange@hq.doe.gov. Name Phone Number E-mail address Federal or Contractor personnel DOE Organization or company name and site name, if applicable Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012, Volume 8 Issue 1

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Quality assurance and testing for safety systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we identify special quality assurance and test requirements of software for safety systems and show that even the best currently available practices meet these requirements only at very high cost and by application of empirical ...

Herbert Hecht; Myron Hecht

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quality assurance program for software maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the description of a quality assurance (QA) program applied to software maintenance projects. The QA program is a set of checks or inspections overlaid on the steps of the maintenance project. The relationship between the QA program ...

John W. Center

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM  

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

The purpose of this Quality Assurance for Capital Project Critical Decision Review Module (QA RM) is to identify, integrate, and clarify the QA performance objectives, criteria, and guidance needed...

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WEAPONS QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALIFICATION STANDARD REFERENCE GUIDE  

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

Weapon Weapon Quality Assurance Qualification Standard Reference Guide AUGUST 2009 This page is intentionally blank. Table of Contents i LIST OF FIGURES ...................................................................................................................... ii LIST OF TABLES ........................................................................................................................ ii ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................................ iv PURPOSE...................................................................................................................................... 1 SCOPE ...........................................................................................................................................

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Robust Automated Quality Assurance of Radiosonde Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a description of the fully automated quality-assurance (QA) procedures that are being applied to temperatures in the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA). Because these data are routinely used for monitoring variations ...

Imke Durre; Russell S. Vose; David B. Wuertz

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies for Evaluating Quality Assurance Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evaluation strategies outlined in this paper constitute a set of tools beneficial to the development and documentation of robust automated quality assurance (QA) procedures. Traditionally, thresholds for the QA of climate data have been based ...

Imke Durre; Matthew J. Menne; Russell S. Vose

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance program for isotopic power systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the Sandia National Laboratories Quality Assurance Program that applies to non-weapon (reimbursable) Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators. The program has been implemented over the past 16 years on power supplies used in various space and terrestrial systems. The quality assurance (QA) activity of the program is in support of the Department of Energy, Office of Space Nuclear Projects. Basic elements of the program are described in the report and examples of program decumentation are presented.

Hannigan, R.L.; Harnar, R.R.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Corporate Safety Analysis EM INITIATES QA EVALUATION PLAN In response to Secretary Bodman's memorandum "Improving Quality Assurance" (April 2006), and in an effort to improve quality assurance issues within line item construction and operational projects, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) has developed a QA Initiative Evaluation Plan. Quality Assurance Exchange August 2007, Volume 3 Issue 2 More Documents & Publications QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 DOE G 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide for Use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance

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Princeton Plasma Physics Lab - Quality assurance  

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quality-assurance Quality: the quality-assurance Quality: the characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.Quality Assurance: the planned and systematic activities implemented to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill its requirements for quality. en PPPL teams up with USDA to produce new egg pasteurization method http://www.pppl.gov/news/press-releases/2013/09/pppl-teams-usda-produce-new-egg-pasteurization-method

Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a novel technique

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Software Quality Assurance: Directives and Guidance  

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Directives and Guidance Directives and Guidance DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance DOE G 414.1-4, Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance DOE Order O 414.1D, Quality Assurance, includes Attachment 4 addressing SQA requirements for nuclear safety applications at DOE nuclear facilities. The DOE O 414.1D was issued April 25, 2011. This Order and its associated Guide for safety software, DOE G 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements. The Order identifies 10 software quality work activities that are to be performed using the graded approach specified in the Order. These 10 work activities are: (1) software project management, (2) software risk management, (3) software configuration management, (4) procurement and vendor management, (5) software requirements identification and management, (6) software design and implementation, (7) software safety design, (8) verification and validation, (9) problem reporting and corrective action, and (10) training of personnel in the design, development, use and evaluation of safety software. These 10 work activities were consolidated from practices and activities identified in several well known consensus standards and federal requirements. Safety software must be acquired, developed and implemented using ASME NQA-1-2008 with the NQA-1a-2009 addenda (or later edition), Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications, Part 1 and Subpart 2.7, or other national or international consensus standards that provide an equivalent level of quailty assurance requirements as NQA-1-2008.

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The Groundwater Performance Assessment Project Quality Assurance Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides the quality assurance guidelines that will be followed by the groundwater project.

Walker, Thomas G.

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Status Report  

SciTech Connect

The Software Quality Assurance engineer position was created in fiscal year 2011 to better maintain and improve the quality of the SAPHIRE 8 development program. This year's Software Quality Assurance tasks concentrated on developing the framework of the SQA program. This report reviews the accomplishments and recommendations for each of the subtasks set forth for JCN V6059: (1) Reviews, Tests, and Code Walkthroughs; (2) Data Dictionary; (3) Metrics; (4) Requirements Traceability Matrix; (5) Provide Oversight on SAPHIRE QA Activities; and (6) Support NRC Presentations and Meetings.

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1 Quality Software Development and Success Through Project Management and Six Sigma Background The following article discusses the Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) process improvements in facility availability and cost avoidance through an improved software management process. This information is very positive and highlights a Department of Energy (DOE) project that simultaneously improved quality, reduced project costs, and regained schedule. Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011 More Documents & Publications Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012  

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

In a recent interview with Mr. Feit, he discussed the TSP in regards to the HSS Directives Reform Initiative and the new Project Justification Process, as well as how quality...

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Quality Assurance Lessons Learned 2010  

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Quality Council Lessons Learned Quality Council Lessons Learned Vendor Supplier Deficiencies: Myers Drum Concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) The Office of Packaging and Transportation, in the DOE Office of Environmental Management, issued a Safety Alert in January 12, 2010, (Issue Number: DOE/OPT/SA-01) alerting the DOE packaging and transportation community about potential failure associated with 55 and 30-gallon carbon steel drum closure rings. On January 13, 2010, HSS issued a Data Collection Sheet (DCS) to all DOE sites citing the concerns as well. Those concerns arose while contractors were performing receipt inspections on several lots of drums and drum rings received at the Hanford site and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It was determined that the drum

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Surveillance Guides - QAS 2.6 Quality Assurance Records  

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE RECORDS QUALITY ASSURANCE RECORDS 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor's implementation of the program to identify, collect and maintain quality assurance records. The surveillance encompasses records associated with design, maintenance, and operations. In addition to evaluating the effectiveness of the contractor's implementation, the Facility Representative also evaluates compliance with applicable DOE requirements. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 5700.6C, Quality Assurance 2.2 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants. 2.3 NQA-1-1989, Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

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FAQS Qualification Card - Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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Qualification Card - Quality Assurance Qualification Card - Quality Assurance FAQS Qualification Card - Quality Assurance A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-QualityAssurance.docx Description Quality Assurance Qualification Card More Documents & Publications FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card - Quality Assurance

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QualityAssurance&Testing  

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and Testing and Testing Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center provides customers with manufacturing quality requirements, testing standards and specifica- tions for new product designs, including the implementation of these requirements into final product acceptance complete with documenta- tion. Technical support and procedures are fur- nished for Interagency Product Acceptance. Capabilities * Will inspect printed circuit (PC) boards, wire wrap boards, boxes, chassis, cables, racks, systems, etc. * Work from sketches or formal drawings * Review drawings and requirements * Visual inspections for layout, markings, solder joints, components, mechanical assembly, general workmanship, safety * Point-to-point continuity checks

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Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM  

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

Quality Assurance for Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF Q C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Quality A Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan Assuranc view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE n (SRP) e (QA) e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008,

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Chemical analysis quality assurance at the ICPP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document discusses the chemical analysis quality assurance program at the ICPP which involves records management, analytical methods quality control, analysis procedures and training and qualification. Since 1979, the major portion of the quality assurance program has been implemented on a central analytical computer system. The individual features provided by the system are storage, retrieval, and search capabilities over all general request and sample analysis information, automatic method selection for all process streams, automation of all method calculations, automatic assignment of bias and precision estimates at all analysis levels, with-method-use requalification, untrained or unqualified analyst method lockout, statistical testing of all process stream results for replicate agreement, automatic testing of process results against pre- established operating, safety, or failure limits at varying confidence levels, and automatic transfer and report of all analysis data plus all statistical testing to the Production Department.

Hand, R.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Exchange, July 2005  

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

S D S D e p a r t m e n t o f E n e r g y , O f f i c e o f Q u a l i t y A s s u r a n c e P r o g r a m s ( E H - 3 1 ) Vo lu me 1, Is sue 1 J u l y 2 0 0 5 * The latest on Standards and Committees * DOE directives updates * DBFSB briefing * Upcoming meetings and workshops I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In The Spotlight: Interview with Robert Loesch, Acting Director of Office of QAP 1 A "Continuous Improvement" Success Story 2 From the Field: Summary of Observations EM Field Office QAP Reviews 2 Industry News: ASME NQA-1-2004 4 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E QA REQUIREMENT - ASSESSMENT From time to time, this newsletter will se- lect one of the requirements in the QA Or- der and elaborate on key parameters in meeting the requirement(s) and the resultant

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A Basic Guide to EM’s Quality Assurance Program  

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

Brief booklet discussion of highlights from the EM Corporate Quality Assurance Program (based on Revision 0 of the program).

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EM Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule FY 2010  

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

DR. STFDlN L. KRAHN DR. STFDlN L. KRAHN DEPUTY ASSlS SAFETY ENVIRONhtENTAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: U p d a t e d F i Year 2010 Environmental Mmagemmt Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule AWhed for planuing and coordination purposes is t h e updated Ql&ty Amtrance {OA) asesmmt schedule for the remainder of fiscal year $Y) 2010. . - , The schedule is organized per the various types of QA asmmum@ that will k led by the Office of S t a n e and Quality Assurance (EM-23) or the Field elements. Please provide your feedbadc on the suggested self-atxwssment dates by Monday, Apd 12,2010 (item 2, below). Tht scope a n d tim'mg of plaoned asseasments are designed to be relevant, timely, and & I value to enhaace QA performame of specific projects. EM-23 has developed the attached oversight prioritization methodology plan that takes into

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Quality assurance program plan for radionuclide airborne emissions monitoring  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan identifies quality assurance program requirements and addresses the various Westinghouse Hanford Company organizations and their particular responsibilities in regards to sample and data handling of radiological airborne emissions. This Quality Assurance Program Plan is prepared in accordance with and to written requirements.

Boom, R.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1150-2013 December 2013 DOE STANDARD QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1150-2013 This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program

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Quality Assurance Exchange Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1 Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance A new decade is upon us and the Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance (HS-23) is looking forward to accomplishing activities planned for FY 2010. For instance, the results of the 2009 Survey of Quality Assurance (QA) Implementation are in and the analysis of the data has begun. Information from the Survey responses will be used to help and improve QA program implementation and performance. Feedback from the Survey responses will be used to improve the questions for the next Survey, which is to be issued in 2011. Quality Assurance Exchange Winter 2010 Volume 6 Issue 1

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Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) SECRETARY BODMAN EMPHASIZES QUALITY ASSURANCE On April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy, Samuel W. Bodman, issued a memorandum on "Improving Quality Assurance." In this memorandum, the Secretary reminded all Departmental Elements of the following: "Effective implementation of Quality Assurance (QA) Programs is critical to achieving results and accomplishing the Department's mission. The Department has had several examples where the quality of work has negatively impacted the mission resulting in rework, delays, and cost growth, all in a time of

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FAQS Qualification Card - Weapon Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

Weapon Quality Assurance Weapon Quality Assurance FAQS Qualification Card - Weapon Quality Assurance A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-WeaponQualityAssurance.docx Description Weapon Quality Assurance Qualification Card More Documents & Publications DOE-STD-1025-2008

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FAQS Qualification Card - Safety Software Quality Assurance | Department  

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

Safety Software Quality Assurance Safety Software Quality Assurance FAQS Qualification Card - Safety Software Quality Assurance A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-SafetySoftwareQualityAssurance.docx Description Safety Software Quality Assurance Qualification Card More Documents & Publications

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Establishing the Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board  

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

DISTRIBUTIO DISTRIBUTIO FROM: DAE Y. CHUNG DEPUTY ASSISTA@SECRETARY FOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS SUBJECT: Establishing the Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance (QA) Corporate Board which implements EM'S policy and guidance and promotes lessons learned and best practices across the sites. The Corporate Board provides the management structure to integrate the independently managed federal and contractor QA Programs into a single corporate entity. The Board serves as a consensus-building body to facilitate institutionalization of a QA Management System across the EM-Complex. The Corporate Board concept originated from the EM Quality Improvement Initiative in

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FAQS Job Task Analyses - Quality Assurance  

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

1 ~ 1 ~ Job Analysis Worksheet for Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Task Source Importance Frequency a. Serve as or support the senior manager responsible for developing the organization's QA Program (QAP) consistent with the DOE QA Order, 414.1A and other customer requirements. Duties and Responsibilities 5 1 b. Review and evaluate the organization's and the contractor's QAP, plans, and processes to verify compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and DOE Orders. Duties and Responsibilities 4 2 c. Monitor and evaluate DOE and contractor implementation of QAPs, plans, and processes to verify adequacy, effectiveness, and compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and DOE Orders, including the evaluation of QA related award fee and

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Office of Standards & Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

Standards & Quality Standards & Quality Assurance Office of Standards & Quality Assurance Hanford 100-HX facility Joe Guyette, Quality Assurance, inspects equipment ready for operations to begin in the 100-HX groundwater treatment facility. Hanford 100-HX facility Joe Guyette, Quality Assurance, inspects equipment ready for operations to begin in the 100-HX groundwater treatment facility. The Office of Standards and Quality Assurance ensures that the necessary technical, safety and quality requirements and standards are properly identified and put in place for all line-item, EM capital and major operating projects and facilities in a timely and technically sound manner. Major Responsibilities Ensure Quality Assurance (QA) standards are being consistently applied so that all EM projects are completed safely and correctly.

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Quality Assurance Policy and Directives | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Policy and Directives Quality Assurance Policy and Directives Quality Assurance Policy and Directives The Office of Quality Assurance is responsible for DOE's quality assurance (QA) policy and requirements, and for providing assistance with QA implementation. DOE's QA requirements are found in a regulation for nuclear facilities/activities 10 CFR 830, Subpart A and DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance, for all other applications. Guidance for implementing the requirements is found in: DOE G 414.1-1B, G 414.1-2B, G 414.1-3, G 414.1-4 and portions of G 450.4-1. The Office also represents DOE's interests on international and national quality standards committees and conformity assessment bodies (third-party quality/environmental management system accreditation) and participates in DOE and contractor QA organizations.

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Quality Assurance Program Plan for FFTF effluent controls. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan is specific to environmental related activities within the FFTF Property Protected Area. The activities include effluent monitoring and Low Level Waste Certification.

Seamans, J.A.

1995-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems  

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

2.01.00 - 2002 2.01.00 - 2002 Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems September 2002 United States Department of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office Abstract Existing software systems often represent significant investments and play important roles in the every day businesses of organizations. Many of these systems are experiencing support problems. To meet current and future operational needs, organizations need to plan how best to address these support issues. Some of the issues to consider are presented in this document with references to related standards for further detailed examination. Two tutorials, one based on software maintenance and another detailing a baseline recovery strategy are included. SQA Control of Existing Systems SQAS22.01.00-2002

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Quality Assurance (QA) Plan documents the QA activities that will be managed by the INL related to JCN N6423. The NRC developed the SAPHIRE computer code for performing probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) using a personal computer (PC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under Job Code Number (JCN) L1429. SAPHIRE started out as a feasibility study for a PRA code to be run on a desktop personal PC and evolved through several phases into a state-of-the-art PRA code. The developmental activity of SAPHIRE was the result of two concurrent important events: The tremendous expansion of PC software and hardware capability of the 90s and the onset of a risk-informed regulation era.

Curtis Smith

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

SAPHIRE 8 Volume 6 - Quality Assurance  

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The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Version 8 is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows™ operating system. SAPHIRE 8 is funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 8, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes. In addition, this document describes the Independent Verification and Validation that was conducted for Version 8 as part of an overall QA process.

C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

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

Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

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

Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems | Department of  

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

Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Existing software systems often represent significant investments and play important roles in the every day businesses of organizations. To meet current and future operational needs, organizations need to plan how best to address these support issues. Some of the issues to consider are presented in this document with references to related standards for further detailed examination. Two tutorials, one based on software maintenance and another detailing a baseline recovery strategy are included Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems More Documents & Publications Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality: A Guide to Responsibilities and Resources, SQAS

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Office of Standards and Quality Assurance Correspondence | Department of  

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

Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » Office of Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » Office of Standards and Quality Assurance Correspondence Office of Standards and Quality Assurance Correspondence The Safety and Security Program (EM-20) and subsequently the Office of Standards and Quality Assurance (EM-23) place a large emphasis on the fact that the Environmental Management (EM) work of safely cleaning up the environmental legacy of the Cold War is performed in the Field. A primary role of our Headquarters (HQ) office is assisting the Field to achieve mission success and recognizing that we are accountable for the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of our efforts, products, and support to the Field. EM-23 also embraces the EM Business Model which emphasizes completing these support functions in a proactive manner, not simply identifying issues.

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Quality Assurance Exchange January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1 January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Corporate Safety Analysis DEPARTMENTAL ELEMENTS RESPOND TO "IMPROVING QA" In his memorandum "Improving Quality Assurance," dated April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy stated the Department's priority of implementing an effective Quality Assurance program (QAP) and promulgating a quality culture throughout the DOE complex. The Secretary acknowledged the negative impacts on the DOE mission when quality is not applied consistently to Departmental programs. These impacts include rework, delays, and increased program costs in addition to increased risk to workers, public, and the

107

Quality Assurance for Photovoltaic Ryan Wiser, Berkeley Lab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Support for Renewable Energy September 2002 CASE STUDY DETAILS The photovoltaics (PV) industry has long to Quality Assurance for Photovoltaic Systems 2 #12;Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy.focusonenergy.com/ Quality Assurance for Photovoltaic Systems 5 #12;Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy

108

Quality Assurance Program Plan for radionuclide airborne emissions monitoring  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) describes the quality assurance requirements and responsibilities for radioactive airborne emissions measurements activities from regulated stacks are controlled at the Hanford Site. Detailed monitoring requirements apply to stacks exceeding 1% of the standard of 10 mrem annual effective dose equivalent to the maximally exposed individual from operations of the Hanford Site.

Vance, L.M.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Order Module--DOE O 414.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE | Department of Energy  

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

14.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE 14.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE Order Module--DOE O 414.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE "To ensure that DOE, including NNSA, products and services meet or exceed customers' requirements and expectations. To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles: All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system. Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA). Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous assessments and effective corrective actions. All personnel are responsible for achieving and maintaining quality. Risks and adverse mission impacts associated with work processes are minimized while maximizing reliability and performance of work products.

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CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT  

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

Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project November 2003 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a November 2003 assessment of the Quality Assurance Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project More Documents & Publications

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Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins QAExchangeJan2007_pic.jpg The Quality Assurance Exchange is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience related to QA issues among DOE field offices, contractors, and DOE headquarters. Readers are strongly encouraged to contribute articles on the implementation of QA requirements, on lessons learned and to offer suggestions. Please forward your input to duli.agarwal@hq.doe.gov. If your contact information has changed or if you would like to receive the QA Exchange Newsletter, forward the following information to qaexchange@hq.doe.gov. Name Phone Number E-mail address Federal or Contractor personnel DOE Organization or company name

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Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation  

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

Preliminary Quality Assurance Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan The primary objective of this report is to determine whether the existing Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) is sufficient for work to be performed in the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), and where the existing QAPD is not sufficient, supply recommendations for changes to the QAPD to accommodate the UFDC. The FCT QAPD provides a sound and useable foundation for the implementation of QA for UFDC R&D activities, including the application of QA in a graded approach. Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan More Documents & Publications Used Fuel Disposition Campaign International Activities Implementation Plan

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CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II |  

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

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II February 2006 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II More Documents & Publications CRAD, Radiological Controls - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

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CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility | Department  

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

Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility May 2007 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a May 2007 readiness assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility More Documents & Publications CRAD, Engineering - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility

115

Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation  

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

Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan The primary objective of this report is to determine whether the existing Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) is sufficient for work to be performed in the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), and where the existing QAPD is not sufficient, supply recommendations for changes to the QAPD to accommodate the UFDC. The FCT QAPD provides a sound and useable foundation for the implementation of QA for UFDC R&D activities, including the application of QA in a graded approach. Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan More Documents & Publications

116

Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Resiliency  

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

Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Resiliency Planning (September 2010) Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Resiliency Planning (September 2010) The Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) Initiative for State and Local Governments is a major element of DOE's effort to improve the Nation's energy sector resiliency. The overall goal of the three-year program is to work toward a more uniform, comprehensive energy assurance and resiliency approach that benefits localities, States, and the Nation. Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Resiliency Planning (September 2010) More Documents & Publications Emergency Support Function #12; Energy Annex The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Assurance Planning

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems | Department of  

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

Assurance Control of Existing Systems Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Existing software systems often represent significant investments and play important roles in the every day businesses of organizations. To meet current and future operational needs, organizations need to plan how best to address these support issues. Some of the issues to consider are presented in this document with references to related standards for further detailed examination. Two tutorials, one based on software maintenance and another detailing a baseline recovery strategy are included Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems More Documents & Publications Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality: A Guide to Responsibilities and Resources, SQAS

118

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste  

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

Waste Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Quality Assurance Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility

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Ex H (Rev. 7) Exhibit H Quality Assurance Requirements  

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

Ex H (Rev. 7) Exhibit H Quality Assurance Requirements Ex H (Rev. 7) Exhibit H Quality Assurance Requirements Dated: 3-25-13 Subcontract No. 241314 Page 1 of 6 EXHIBIT "H" QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS QC Title Page QC-02 DESIGN/CHANGE CONTROL FOR SUBCONTRACTOR PROVIDED DESIGN (May 2008) . 2 QC-06 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (Standard) (May 2012) .................................................. 2 QC-07 MANUFACTURING, INSPECTION AND TEST PROCEDURES (Jun 2011) ........................... 2 QC-08 INSPECTION, EXAMINATION, AND TEST REPORTS (Sept 2011) ....................................... 2 QC-11 ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (Sept 2011) ................................................................................. 2

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EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0)  

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

I I ~ r h b 1tv2om m ~ e e of Environments1M a ~ f p ~ ~ ! n n t (EM) Snbjeet: E M Quality Asamnee Program (QBP) Policies, Procedures, APPROVED: and Plans Principal Deputy Secretary for Environmental Management 1.0 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE The purpose of this document is to describe the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The QAP is the EM management system to ensure we "do work correctly." The QAP meets the requirements of DOE 0 414. IC, Quality Assurance, and 10 CFR 830 Subpart A "Quality Assurance Requirements." It is intended that the requirements of DOE 0 414.1C and 10 CFR 830 Subpart A are met by implementing this QAP. The QAP provides EM expectations for implementing quality assurance (QA) across the EM complex. The QAP

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121

Formulating Detergents and Personal Care ProductsChapter 18 Quality Assurance  

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Formulating Detergents and Personal Care Products Chapter 18 Quality Assurance Surfactants and Detergents eChapters Surfactants - Detergents Press Downloadable pdf of Chapter 18 Quality Assurance from ...

122

SAPHIRE 8 Quality Assurance Software Metrics Report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this review of software metrics is to examine the quality of the metrics gathered in the 2010 IV&V and to set an outline for results of updated metrics runs to be performed. We find from the review that the maintenance of accepted quality standards presented in the SAPHIRE 8 initial Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) of April, 2010 is most easily achieved by continuing to utilize the tools used in that effort while adding a metric of bug tracking and resolution. Recommendations from the final IV&V were to continue periodic measurable metrics such as McCabe's complexity measure to ensure quality is maintained. The four software tools used to measure quality in the IV&V were CodeHealer, Coverage Validator, Memory Validator, Performance Validator, and Thread Validator. These are evaluated based on their capabilities. We attempted to run their latest revisions with the newer Delphi 2010 based SAPHIRE 8 code that has been developed and was successful with all of the Validator series of tools on small tests. Another recommendation from the IV&V was to incorporate a bug tracking and resolution metric. To improve our capability of producing this metric, we integrated our current web reporting system with the SpiraTest test management software purchased earlier this year to track requirements traceability.

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quality Assurance System for Canadian Hourly Pressure Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study a comprehensive quality assurance (QA) system, which includes the hydrostatic check combined with a statistical homogeneity test, is designed and applied to hourly pressure records (for 1953–2002) from 761 Canadian stations, to ...

Hui Wan; Xiaolan L. Wang; Val R. Swail

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Quality Assurance of Historical Hourly Surface Airways Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new complex quality assurance (QA) procedure is developed for historical hourly surface airways meteorological data, recently digitized in a U.S. government–sponsored effort that extends the digital period of record back as early as the late ...

Daniel Y. Graybeal; Arthur T. DeGaetano; Keith L. Eggleston

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

SAFETY SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALIFICATION STANDARD REFERENCE GUIDE  

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

Safety Software Safety Software Quality Assurance Qualification Standard Reference Guide MARCH 2011 This page intentionally left blank Table of Contents i LIST OF FIGURES ...................................................................................................................... ii LIST OF TABLES ........................................................................................................................ ii ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................................ iii PURPOSE ...................................................................................................................................... 1 PREFACE ...................................................................................................................................... 1

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Comprehensive Automated Quality Assurance of Daily Surface Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a comprehensive set of fully automated quality assurance (QA) procedures for observations of daily surface temperature, precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth. The QA procedures are being applied operationally to the Global ...

Imke Durre; Matthew J. Menne; Byron E. Gleason; Tamara G. Houston; Russell S. Vose

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative measures of MIS quality assurance during hardware conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The management information systems (MIS) department of Medtronic converted their applications from running on the computer of one hardware vendor to another. A quality assurance (QA) program was instituted to monitor, validate, and assist in the conversion ...

John W. Center

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Waste Management Quality Assurance Implementing Management Plan (QAIMP)  

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by WM (when necessary) DOE Orders y J Figure WM QA Programfrom the Quality Assurance DOE Order 5700.6C, the LBL IQAP,2 from ASME NQA-1-1989, DOE Order 5700.6C, Criterion 1, and

Albert editor, R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Near-facility environmental monitoring quality assurance project plan  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Project Plan addresses the quality assurance requirements for the activities associated with the preoperational and near facility environmental monitoring performed by Waste Management Federal Services, Inc., Northwest Operations and supersedes WHC-EP-0538-2. This plan applies to all sampling and monitoring activities performed by waste management Federal Services, Inc., Northwest Operations in implementing facility environmental monitoring at the Hanford Site.

McKinney, S.M.

1997-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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UMTRA technical assistance contractor Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 4  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides the primary requirements for the integration of quality functions into all Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Project organization activities. The QAPP is the written directive authorized by the TAC Program Manager to accomplish this task and to implement procedures that provide the controls and sound management practices needed to ensure TAC contractual obligations are met. The QA program is designed to use monitoring, audit, and surveillance functions as management tools to ensure that all Project organization functions are executed in a manner that will protect public health and safety, promote the success of the Project, and meet or exceed contract requirements. The key to ensuring compliance with this directive is a two-step professional approach: utilize the quality system in all areas of activity, and generate a personal commitment from all personnel to provide quality service. The quality staff will be experienced, trained professionals capable of providing maximum flexibility to Project goal attainment. Such flexibility will enable the staff to be more cost effective and to further improve communication and coordination. To provide control details, this QAPP will be supplemented by approved standard operating procedures that provide requirements for performing the various TAC quality-related activities. These procedures shall describe applicable design input and document control activities and documentation.

Pehrson, P.

1993-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

131

NIF Projects Controls and Information Systems Software Quality Assurance Plan  

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Quality achievement for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) is the responsibility of the NIF Projects line organization as described in the NIF and Photon Science Directorate Quality Assurance Plan (NIF QA Plan). This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) is subordinate to the NIF QA Plan and establishes quality assurance (QA) activities for the software subsystems within Controls and Information Systems (CIS). This SQAP implements an activity level software quality assurance plan for NIF Projects as required by the LLNL Institutional Software Quality Assurance Program (ISQAP). Planned QA activities help achieve, assess, and maintain appropriate quality of software developed and/or acquired for control systems, shot data systems, laser performance modeling systems, business applications, industrial control and safety systems, and information technology systems. The objective of this SQAP is to ensure that appropriate controls are developed and implemented for management planning, work execution, and quality assessment of the CIS organization's software activities. The CIS line organization places special QA emphasis on rigorous configuration control, change management, testing, and issue tracking to help achieve its quality goals.

Fishler, B

2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Murray - Quality Assurance Update  

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

Update on EM Corporate Quality Assurance (QA) Update on EM Corporate Quality Assurance (QA) Program Activities Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) Augusta, GA September 30, 2009 Robert Murray, Acting Director Office of Standards and Quality Assurance (EM-64) Robert.Murray@em.doe.gov 2 Outline of Briefing Three main themes: 1. Overview of EM corporate QA objective, strategy, initiatives, and progress to date (Slides 3-7) 2. Update on ongoing Corporate Board activities and commitments, e.g., graded approach, QA/procurement (Slides 8-10) 3. EM-64 Lessons/Observations and FY 2010 Priorities/Path Forward (Slides 11-12) 3 Overarching Corporate Objective Objective: Institutionalize QA -- * Establish an organizational culture that embraces quality in day-to-day execution of EM Mission * Ensure early and effective integration of QA in project lifecycle-

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EM Quality Assurance Centralized Training Platform Project Plan for 2009-2010  

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

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE EM CENTRALIZED TRAINING PLATFORM PROJECT PLAN Prepared by: Date: Approved by: Date: Revision 0 Page 3 of 30 05/11/09 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Department of Energy (DOE) expertise in quality assurance (QA) has degraded significantly over the last 10 years due to workforce attrition and the lack of emphasis on QA principles. Since the 2007 establishment and subsequent implementation of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Improvement Initiative, the need for trained QA specialists and personnel familiar with the role of QA in integrated safety management and project management is becoming critical. As EM Field Offices struggle to identify sufficient resources to properly implement the EM Quality

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Mixed Waste Integrated Program Quality Assurance requirements plan  

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Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Technology Development, Waste Management Division. The strategic objectives of MWIP are defined in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program Strategic Plan, and expanded upon in the MWIP Program Management Plan. This MWIP Quality Assurance Requirement Plan (QARP) applies to mixed waste treatment technologies involving both hazardous and radioactive constituents. As a DOE organization, MWIP is required to develop, implement, and maintain a written Quality Assurance Program in accordance with DOE Order 4700.1 Project Management System, DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance, DOE Order 5820.2A Radioactive Waste Management, ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities and ANSI/ASQC E4-19xx Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for Environmental Data Collection and Environmental Technology Programs. The purpose of the MWIP QA program is to establish controls which address the requirements in 5700.6C, with the intent to minimize risks and potential environmental impacts; and to maximize environmental protection, health, safety, reliability, and performance in all program activities. QA program controls are established to assure that each participating organization conducts its activities in a manner consistent with risks posed by those activities.

1994-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Quality Assurance Policy, Revision 0  

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

Office of Environmental Management Corporate Quality Policy Office of Environmental Management Corporate Quality Policy The Office of Environmental Management recognizes that individuals performing work determine whether it is done correctly in accordance with all requirements and therefore achieves quality. Although "do work safely" is our first priority, we understand it is also essential to "do work correctly" or both safety and quality are jeopardized. While plans, procedures, and instructions are commonly understood elements of any quality program, people make quality happen and allow us to deliver on our commitments. As the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM), I am responsible to achieve quality within my organization. It is EM policy that doing work correctly is not

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FAQS Job Task Analyses - Weapons Quality Assurance Community  

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

NA-121.3 Weapons Quality Assurance Community NA-121.3 Weapons Quality Assurance Community Consolidated JOB/TASK Analysis 12/2011 Job Analysis Worksheet for Tasks WQA Specialist Task Source Import. Freq. #1 Monitors, inspects, analyzes and investigates complex electrical, electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and nuclear components, subassemblies, and assemblies associated with the manufacture of nuclear weapons and other non-nuclear components as applicable QC-1, WQAPM, DesgnDefn 4 3 #2 Conducts Quality Assurance Surveys (including Product Acceptance) and oversight activities of contractor operations QC-1, WQAPM 5 2 #3 Performs verification inspection (including Contractor Acceptance Verification) of product manufactured by NNSA Contractors, QAIP development, QADRs, nonconformance activities/requirements

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1  

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

Software Development and Success Through Software Development and Success Through Project Management and Six Sigma Director's Note The Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance (HS-23) began in 2011 with a focus on the revision to Department of Energy (DOE) Order (O) 414.1C, Quality Assurance. In November 2009, the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) began the reform effort to streamline requirements and eliminate directives that do not add value to safety and security. DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance, is on an expedited review schedule. I am happy to report that as of February 11, 2011, DOE O 414.1D has completed the RevCom process. This version of the Order has been streamlined, requirements have been clarified, and where appropriate, requirements that are covered in other directives are simply referred to

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Facility Software Quality Assurance for Capital Project Decisions RM  

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

Facility Software Quality Assurance (SQA) for Facility Software Quality Assurance (SQA) for Capital Project Critical Decisions Review Module March 2010 OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Standard Review Plan (SRP) Facility Software Quality Assurance (SQA) for Capital Project Critical Decisions Review Module Critical Decision (CD) Applicability CD-0 CD-1 CD-2 CD-3 CD-4 Post Operation March 2010 Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1,

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Quality assurance management plan (QAPP) special analytical support (SAS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is the policy of Special Analytical Support (SAS) that the analytical aspects of all environmental data generated and processed in the laboratory, subject to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy or other project specific requirements, be of known and acceptable quality. It is the intention of this QAPP to establish and assure that an effective quality controlled management system is maintained in order to meet the quality requirements of the intended use(s) of the data.

LOCKREM, L.L.

1999-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » EM Quality Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) Previous revision of the Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program. The program is the EM management system to ensure we"do work correctly." This document has been superseded by Revision 1 of the program, but is still in use at some EM sites. EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) More Documents & Publications Quality Assurance Program EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1) SOPP-43, EM-23 Quality Assurance Oversight Waste Management Nuclear Materials & Waste Tank Waste and Waste Processing Waste Disposition Packaging and Transportation Site & Facility Restoration

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Implementation of Telecytology in Georgia for Quality Assurance Programs  

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The field of eHealth is rapidly evolving. The new models and protocols of application of info-communication technologies for healthcare purposes are developed. Despite of obvious advantages and benefits practical application of eHealth and its possibilities ... Keywords: Cytology, Georgia, Quality Assurance Programs, Telecytology, eHealth

Ekaterine Kldiashvili

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Conformance testing for quality assurance of clustering architectures  

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Given the scalability of load balancing based architectures, it is increasingly necessary to develop appropriate quality assurance methodologies and techniques, of which Testing is widely adopted and used one. This paper describes a distributed platform ... Keywords: Timed Automata, conformance testing, load balancing based architectures, online model-based testing

Afef Jmal Maâlej, Zeineb Ben Makhlouf, Moez Krichen, Mohamed Jmaiel

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Introduction of Break-Out Session at the International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation outlines review requirements for quality assurance (QA) rating systems, logical design of QA systems, and specific tasks for break-out session 1 of the 2011 International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum.

Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Yamamichi, M.; Sample, T.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building commissioning: The key to quality assurance  

SciTech Connect

This Guide is written to aid building owners and retrofit project managers currently participating in the Rebuild America program. The Guide provides information on implementing building commissioning projects that will optimize the results of existing building equipment improvements and retrofits projects. It should be used in coordination with Rebuild America`s Community Partnership Handbook. The Handbook describes, in detail, eight important steps necessary for planning and carrying out a community-wide energy-efficiency program. In step number 7 of the Handbook, commissioning is shown to be an integral aspect of implementing a building retrofit. The commissioning process ensures that a facility is safe, efficient, comfortable, and conducive to the presumed activities for which it was constructed. Rebuild America strongly encourages its partners to incorporate commissioning into their retrofit projects. By verifying the correct installation, functioning, operation, and maintenance of equipment, the commissioning process ensures that efficiency measures will continue to deliver benefits over the long term. Although commissioning can take place after the equipment has been installed, it is more effective when it takes place over the entire equipment installation process.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Large hadron collider (LHC) project quality assurance plan  

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The LHC Quality Assurance Plan is a set of operating principles, requirements, and practices used to support Berkeley Lab's participation in the Large Hadron Collider Project. The LHC/QAP is intended to achieve reliable, safe, and quality performance in the LHC project activities. The LHC/QAP is also designed to fulfill the following objectives: (1) The LHC/QAP is Berkeley Lab's QA program document that describes the elements necessary to integrate quality assurance, safety management, and conduct of operations into the Berkeley Lab's portion of the LHC operations. (2) The LHC/QAP provides the framework for Berkeley Lab LHC Project administrators, managers, supervisors, and staff to plan, manage, perform, and assess their Laboratory work. (3) The LHC/QAP is the compliance document that conforms to the requirements of the Laboratory's Work Smart Standards for quality assurance (DOE O 414.1, 10 CFR 830.120), facility operations (DOE O 5480.19), and safety management (DOE P 450.4).

Gullo, Lisa; Karpenko, Victor; Robinson, Kem; Turner, William; Wong, Otis

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Enforcement Letter; Quality Assurance Deficiencies Related to Weapon Activities  

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

2, 2005 2, 2005 Dr. Michael R. Anastasio Director Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory P.O. Box 808, L-001 Livermore, CA 94550 Subject: Enforcement Letter - Quality Assurance Deficiencies Related to Weapon Activities Dear Dr. Anastasio: This letter is to inform you of the Department of Energy's (DOE) concern regarding several quality assurance-related deficiencies involving actions by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) personnel. These deficiencies were associated with a cracked explosive event that occurred at the Pantex site in January 2004. The timing of this letter is intended to coincide with a DOE enforcement action stemming from this event. During the dismantlement of a retired nuclear weapon, for which LLNL was the design

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QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 US Department of Energy, Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN TH E SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT LOESCH, ACTING D IRECTOR O F O FFICE O F Q UALITY ASSURANCE P ROGRAMS Robert Loesch, DOELAP Administrator, has recently been appointed as Acting Director of the DOE Office of Quality Assurance Programs (DOE/EH-31). In a brief interview with Mr. Loesch, he discussed the major challenge facing the Office of Quality Assurance Programs and the role EH plays in supporting the field and line organizations. QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE July 2005 Volume 1 Issue 1 More Documents & Publications QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3

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Quality assurance program plan for low-level waste at the WSCF Laboratory  

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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the implementation of the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) for the management of low-level waste at the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility (WSCF) Laboratory Complex as required by WHC-CM-4-2, Quality Assurance Manual, which is based on Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, NQA-1 (ASME).

Morrison, J.A.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Near Facility Environmental Monitoring Quality Assurance Project Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Project Plan addresses the quality assurance requirements for the activities associated with the preoperational and near-facility environmental monitoring directed by Waste Management Technical Services and supersedes HNF-EP-0538-4. This plan applies to all sampling and monitoring activities performed by Waste Management Technical Services in implementing near-facility environmental monitoring at the Hanford Site. This Quality Assurance Project Plan is required by U.S. Department of Energy Order 5400.1 (DOE 1990) as a part of the Environmental Monitoring Plan (DOE-RL 1997) and is used to define: Environmental measurement and sampling locations used to monitor environmental contaminants near active and inactive facilities and waste storage and disposal sites; Procedures and equipment needed to perform the measurement and sampling; Frequency and analyses required for each measurement and sampling location; Minimum detection level and accuracy; Quality assurance components; and Investigation levels. Near-facility environmental monitoring for the Hanford Site is conducted in accordance with the requirements of U.S. Department of Energy Orders 5400.1 (DOE 1990), 5400.5 (DOE 1993), 5484.1 (DOE 1990), and 435.1 (DOE 1999), and DOE/EH-O173T (DOE 1991). It is Waste Management Technical Services' objective to manage and conduct near-facility environmental monitoring activities at the Hanford Site in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner that is in compliance with the letter and spirit of these regulations and other environmental regulations, statutes, and standards.

MCKINNEY, S.M.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Utility Communication Architecture (UCA) International Testing and Quality Assurance Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document covers the status and background of the Testing Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the Utility Communication Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug) and the related support for testing of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 conformant devices. Through a project sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), American Electric Power, and other founding utilities, the UCAIug has been given the responsibility for promoting the Utility Communication Archite...

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE G 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide for Use with 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides acceptable methods for implementing the safety software quality assurance requirements of draft DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance. Certified ...

2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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SQA(TM): Surface Quality Assured Steel Bar Program  

SciTech Connect

OG Technologies, Inc. (OGT) has led this SQA (Surface Quality Assured Steel Bar) program to solve the major surface quality problems plaguing the US special quality steel bars and rods industry and their customers, based on crosscutting sensors and controls technologies. Surface defects in steel formed in a hot rolling process are one of the most common quality issues faced by the American steel industry, accounting for roughly 50% of the rejects or 2.5% of the total shipment. Unlike other problems such as the mechanical properties of the steel product, most surface defects are sporadic and cannot be addressed based on sampling techniques. This issue hurts the rolling industry and their customers in their process efficiency and operational costs. The goal of this program is to develop and demonstrate an SQA prototype, with synergy of HotEye® and other innovations, that enables effective rolling process control and efficient quality control. HotEye®, OGT’s invention, delivers high definition images of workpieces at or exceeding 1,450?C while the workpieces travel at 100 m/s. The elimination of surface defect rejects will be achieved through the integration of imaging-based quality assessment, advanced signal processing, predictive process controls and the integration with other quality control tools. The SQA program team, composed of entities capable of and experienced in (1) research, (2) technology manufacturing, (3) technology sales and marketing, and (4) technology end users, is very strong. There were 5 core participants: OGT, Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), University of Wisconsin (UW), Charter Steel (Charter) and ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor (Inland). OGT served as the project coordinator. OGT participated in both research and commercialization. GIT and UW provided significant technical inputs to this SQA project. The steel mills provided access to their rolling lines for data collection, design of experiments, host of technology test and verification, and first-hand knowledge of the most advanced rolling line operation in the US. This project lasted 5 years with 5 major tasks. The team successfully worked through the tasks with deliverables in detection, data analysis and process control. Technologies developed in this project were commercialized as soon as they were ready. For instance, the advanced surface defect detection algorithms were integrated into OGT’s HotEye® RSB systems late 2005, resulting in a more matured product serving the steel industry. In addition to the commercialization results, the SQA team delivered 7 papers and 1 patent. OGT was also recognized by two prestigious awards, including the R&D100 Award in 2006. To date, this SQA project has started to make an impact in the special bar quality industry. The resulted product, HotEye® RSB systems have been accepted by quality steel mills worldwide. Over 16 installations were completed, including 1 in Argentina, 2 in Canada, 2 in China, 2 in Germany, 2 in Japan, and 7 in the U.S. Documented savings in reduced internal rejects, improved customer satisfaction and simplified processes were reported from various mills. In one case, the mill reported over 50% reduction in its scrap, reflecting a significant saving in energy and reduction in emission. There exist additional applications in the steel industry where the developed technologies can be used. OGT is working toward bringing the developed technologies to more applications. Examples are: in-line inspection and process control for continuous casting, steel rails, and seamless tube manufacturing.

Tzyy-Shuh Chang; Jianjun Shi; Shiyu Zhou

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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UMTRA technical assistance contractor quality assurance program plan  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides the primary requirements for the integration of quality functions into all Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Project organization activities. The QAPP is the written directive authorized by the TAc Program Manager to accomplish this task and to implement procedures that provide the controls and sound management practices needed to ensure TAC contractual obligations are met. The QA program is designed to use monitoring, audit, and surveillance functions as management tools to ensure that all Project organization functions are executed in a manner that will protect public health and safety, promote the success of the Project, and meet or exceed contract requirements.

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality and Performance Assurance  

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Quality New Mexico Quality New Mexico Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality and Performance Assurance Division receives Piñon Recognition from Quality New Mexico The Lab and its support service contractors have received 31 Piñon and Roadrunner recognitions since 1997. April 17, 2013 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Off ice of Corporate Performance Assessment Off ice of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH CHIP LAGDON Acting Chief of Nuclear Safety Energy, Science and Environment In a recent interview, Chip Lagdon, Acting Chief of Nuclear Safety for Energy, Science and Environment (ESE) briefly discussed the role of the Central Technical Authority (CTA) and his role in the new organization. In addition, he highlighted the challenges for and the benefits to DOE as a result of the recently issued DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance I hope that you are finding the QA Exchange a welcome addition to your inbox. The Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance (HS-23) is striving to make the content of this newsletter timely and full of useful information. Inside this issue of the QA Exchange we focus on the stimulus package and its effects on government work. Quality Assurance Exchange August 2009, Volume 5 Issue 2 More Documents & Publications Technical Standards Newsletter - December 1997 2010 U.S. Smart Grid Vendor Ecosystem Report on the companies and market

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Quality Assurance of ARM Program Climate Research Facility Data  

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This report documents key aspects of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) data quality assurance program as it existed in 2008. The performance of ACRF instruments, sites, and data systems is measured in terms of the availability, usability, and accessibility of the data to a user. First, the data must be available to users; that is, the data must be collected by instrument systems, processed, and delivered to a central repository in a timely manner. Second, the data must be usable; that is, the data must be inspected and deemed of sufficient quality for scientific research purposes, and data users must be able to readily tell where there are known problems in the data. Finally, the data must be accessible; that is, data users must be able to easily find, obtain, and work with the data from the central repository. The processes described in this report include instrument deployment and calibration; instrument and facility maintenance; data collection and processing infrastructure; data stream inspection and assessment; the roles of value-added data processing and field campaigns in specifying data quality and haracterizing the basic measurement; data archival, display, and distribution; data stream reprocessing; and engineering and operations management processes and procedures. Future directions in ACRF data quality assurance also are presented.

RA Peppler; KE Kehoe; KL Sonntag; CP Bahrmann; SJ Richardson; SW Christensen; RA McCord; DJ Doty; R Wagener; RC Eagan; JC Lijegren; BW Orr; DL Sisterson; TD Halter; NN Keck; CN Long; MC Macduff; JH Mather; RC Perez; JW Voyles; MD Ivey; ST Moore; DL Nitschke; BD Perkins; DD Turner

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS RPC Quality Assurance results at INFN Lecce  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The main results of the quality assurance tests performed on the Resistive Plate Chamber used by the ATLAS experiment at LHC as muon trigger chambers are reported and discussed. Since July 2004, about 270 RPC units has been certified at INFN Lecce site and delivered to CERN, for being integrated in the final muon station of the ATLAS barrel region. We show the key RPC characteristics which qualify the performance of this detector technology as muon trigger chamber in the harsh LHC enviroments. These are dark current, chamber efficiency, noise rate, gas volume tomography, and gas leakage.

Bianco, M; Cataldi, G; Cazzato, A; Chiodini, G; Coluccia, M R; Creti, P; Grancagnolo, F; Perrino, R; Primavera, M; Spagnolo, S; Tassielli, G F; Ventura, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance of LHC Cryogenic Instrumentation during Installation and Commissioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The operation and monitoring of the LHC requires a cryogenic instrumentation system of an unprecedented size (800 instrumentation crates, holding 15000 sensors and actuators), with strict constraints on temperature measurement uncertainty and radiation hardness for all sensors and actuators. This paper presents the applied procedures of quality assurance and the specific hard- & software tools used to meet and track the mentioned requirements during its lifetime (fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance); within the given constraints of time schedule, accessibility and coordination with other teams.

Lopez Lorente, A; Casas-Cubillos, J; Fortescue, E; Gomes, P; Jeanmonod, N; Peñacoba, G; Vauthier, N

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Software Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

2-2011 2-2011 March 2011 DOE STANDARD SAFETY SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1172-2011 ii This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/techstds/ DOE-STD-1172-2011 INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1172-2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS APPROVAL ............................................................................................................................... iii ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................................ i

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Order Revised As part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Directives reform initiative, DOE issued a revision to DOE Order (O) 414.1C,Quality Assurance on April 25, 2011. The DOE Quality Council, DOE Departmental Elements, Site Offices, and contractors participated in the review and update ofthe Order. DOE O 414.1D does not impose any new requirements, however, its content was streamlined; existing requirements and responsibilities were clarified; andthe sections were reorganized to reduce redundancy. Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011 Vol 7 Issue 2 More Documents & Publications

162

Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) Waste Management Project  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) for Waste Management Federal Services of Hanford, Inc. (WMH), that implements the requirements of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC), HNF-MP-599, Project Hanford Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD) document, and the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement with Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement), Sections 6.5 and 7.8. WHM is responsible for the treatment, storage, and disposal of liquid and solid wastes generated at the Hanford Site as well as those wastes received from other US Department of Energy (DOE) and non-DOE sites. WMH operations include the Low-Level Burial Grounds, Central Waste Complex (a mixed-waste storage complex), a nonradioactive dangerous waste storage facility, the Transuranic Storage Facility, T Plant, Waste Receiving and Processing Facility, 200 Area Liquid Effluent Facility, 200 Area Treated Effluent Disposal Facility, the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility, the 242-A Evaporator, 300 Area Treatment Effluent Disposal Facility, the 340 Facility (a radioactive liquid waste handling facility), 222-S Laboratory, the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility, and the Hanford TRU Waste Program.

VOLKMAN, D.D.

1999-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

163

Product Quality Assurance for Off-Grid Lighting in Africa  

SciTech Connect

Although the emergence of markets for high efficiency off-grid lighting technologies holds promise, realizing the potential of this opportunity on a long-term, sustainable basis requires careful attention to issues of product quality, consumer protection, and the potential for significant 'market spoiling', in anticipation of increases of sales of low cost, low performance off-grid lighting products. The goal of the Lighting Africa quality assurance workshop was to articulate strategies to mitigate the dangers of market spoiling and to explore ways to protect consumers from misleading advertising for sales of inferior, off-grid lighting products in the context of Lighting Africa's overarching objective to support the industry in developing a robust off-grid lighting market in Africa. The workshop resulted in the identification of two strategic approaches for meeting Lighting Africa quality assurance programmatic needs. The first strategy is intended to meet a short-term programmatic need for quality associated with requests for lighting products by bulk procurement agents, such as in a World Bank-financed project. The development of procurement specifications and test procedures that could be used in a quality/usability screening method in order to provide guidance for forthcoming large volume purchases emerged as the best solution to meet this need. Such approaches are used in World Bank-financed solar home systems (SHSs) projects in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China, among others. However, unlike the SHSs which have multiple balance-of-system (BOS) components warranting the need for an array of specifications for individual components, stand alone lighting systems require specifications that are amenable to individual light points. To test this approach, Lighting Africa elected to use the technical specifications issued by the Photovoltaic Global Approval Program for solar lanterns that use CFL bulbs (PVRS11A) as the basis of qualifying such products. A contract has been competitively awarded to the Global Approval Program for Photovoltaics (PV GAP) under the Lighting Africa Program to select and test ten solar lantern product models. Lantern selection will be determined based on a number of criteria, among them, the ability to provide a daily duty cycle of at least 3 hours of light, the number of days of autonomy of battery, the volume of sales (especially in Africa), and whether or not the manufacturing facility is ISO 9000 certified. Those that are confirmed as meeting the specifications may be eligible to receive a PVGAP quality seal. The work is being carried out in partnership with the Photovoltaic and Wind Quality Test Center in Beijing, China and TUV Rhineland in Koeln, Germany. As off-grid LED-based stand-alone lighting products is in a nascent stage of development compared to CFL-based lanterns, Lighting Africa will support the development of a 'Quality Screening' approach to selecting LED lighting, in order not to delay consumers benefiting from such advances. The screening methodology could be used by procurement agencies to qualify LED lighting products for bulk or programmatic procurements. The main elements of this work comprises of developing a procurement specification and test procedure for undertaking a 'quick' quality/usability screening to be used for procuring LED lights and to test up to 30 LED-based lights to screen products that meet the requirement. The second strategy is intended to meet a longer-term need associated with creating a self-sustaining product quality assurance program that will effectively protect the African consumer, prevent significant market spoiling, adapt with expected technological advancements over the long-term--in other words, give consumers the ability to detect quality products and the information needed to find products that meet their specific needs from among the myriad of lighting products that become available commercially. Workshop discussions and the discussions evolving from the workshop led the Lighting Africa team to opt for an approach similar to that of th

World Bank; Mills, Evan; Mills, Evan

2008-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

164

Quality Assurance Exchange Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 | Department of  

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

Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 Quality Assurance Exchange Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 Quality Assurance Exchange Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Corporate Safety Analysis HSS FOCUS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE It permeates every aspect of our work from the shortest memorandum to the most complex nuclear operation, and yet it is often misunderstood, undervalued, and overlooked as an integral component of line management. "It" is Quality Assurance -- in principle and in application - and "it" is at the heart of every successful corporation, institution, and Federal agency. Quality Assurance Exchange Setpebmer 2007, Volume 3 Issue 3 More Documents & Publications Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2

165

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

166

DOE G 413.3-2, Quality Assurance Guide for Project Management  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides acceptable approaches for implementing the Quality Assurance requirements and criteria of DOE O 413.3A related to the development and ...

2008-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

167

DOE G 414.1-2B Admin Chg 2, Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE ...

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

168

Enforcement of 10 CFR Part 830.120 (Quality Assurance Rule) fo  

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

AND INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance Supplement 99-01: Enforcement of 10 CFR Part 830.120 (Quality Assurance Rule) for Facilities Below Hazard Category III Section...

169

Letter to EAC Regarding iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Q. How long does the accreditation process take? ... 18, 2007); iBeta Software Quality Assurance, LLC - applied ... to the system throughout its life cycle. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

170

EM Quality Assurance Centralized Training Platform Project Plan for 2009-2010  

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

Project plan for the development of a centralized quality assurance training platform to develop a consistent approach and methodology to training personnel.

171

Quality assurance and standards plan for solar thermal technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of a Quality Assurance and Standards (QA and S) plan for the photovoltaic (PV) and domestic solar heating (SHAC) technologies preceded that for solar thermal technologies, permitting a review and lessons-learned approach to developing solar thermal QA and S plan. It is noted that the state of the art for solar thermal technology is not as complicated or novel as PV and is better suited to engineering dialogues for input and implementation than SHAC. It is important to recognize the differences in legislative directives that influence the US Department of Energy's approach to the process of developing a QA and S plan. Specific legislative directives to develop criteria for PV and SHAC are replaced for solar thermal with directives to develop standards using a commercial approach. Accordingly, a series of standards matrices are proposed as the keystone to the plan which will identify the functions of components, subsystems, and systems.

Cobb, H.R.W.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Protocol for EM Review/Field Self-Assessment of Site Specific Quality Assurance Programs/Quality Implementation Plans  

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

Review protocol and lines of inquiry that are used as basis for technical review and approval of site-specific quality assurance programs.

173

Quality assurance assessment of new efficient lighting systems for Naval ships. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Ballasts and lamps, which have been selected to replace existing lamp/ballast systems based on improved performance, were tested to determine if they meet standard Naval MIL specifications. Fifty ballasts manufactured by Advance Transformer Corporation and Universal Manufacturing Corp., and 100 lamps manufactured by GTE were tested to determine their quality assurance and durability. These components met all of the MIL specifications that lamp/ballast systems in use must meet. In addition, these new systems have an improved system efficacy, 62 lumens per watt, and lower third harmonics, which will reduce the need for generating capacity for lighting on ships.

Verderber, R.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Underground Test Area Quality Assurance Project Plan Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) provides the overall quality assurance (QA) program requirements and general quality practices to be applied to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) Underground Test Area (UGTA) Sub-Project (hereafter the Sub-Project) activities. The requirements in this QAPP are consistent with DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance (DOE, 2005); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans for Modeling (EPA, 2002); and EPA Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Environmental Models (EPA, 2009). The QAPP Revision 0 supersedes DOE--341, Underground Test Area Quality Assurance Project Plan, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 4.

Irene Farnham

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011, Volume 7 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Order Revised As part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Directives reform initiative, DOE issued a revision to DOE Order (O) 414.1C,Quality Assurance on April 25, 2011. The DOE Quality Council, DOE Departmental Elements, Site Offices, and contractors participated in the review and update ofthe Order. DOE O 414.1D does not impose any new requirements, however, its content was streamlined; existing requirements and responsibilities were clarified; andthe sections were reorganized to reduce redundancy. Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011 Vol 7 Issue 2 More Documents & Publications Quality Assurance Exchange March 2011, Volume 7 Issue 1

176

Guidelines for Preparing Risk-Informed Graded Quality Assurance Program Implementation Request Submittals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has assessed the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the regulation of nuclear power plant quality assurance programs. This report presents nuclear utilities with one example of a methodology and formatting guidance for developing submittals to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting implementation of risk-informed, performance-based "graded" quality assurance programs.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

177

Support planning and controlling of early quality assurance by combining expert judgment and defect data--a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Planning quality assurance (QA) activities in a systematic way and controlling their execution are challenging tasks for companies that develop software or software-intensive systems. Both require estimation capabilities regarding the effectiveness of ... Keywords: Defect content estimation, Hybrid prediction model, Quality assurance effectiveness, Quality management, Software quality assurance

Michael Kläs; Haruka Nakao; Frank Elberzhager; Jürgen Münch

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Office of River Protection Assessment of Contractor Quality Assurance...  

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

Assurance, Operational Awareness at Hanford Tank Farms Dates of Activity : June 17-20, 2013 Report Preparer: Robert E. Farrell Activity DescriptionPurpose: The Office of...

179

Audit of the DOE's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program, IG-0374  

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

20, 1995 20, 1995 IG-1 INFORMATION: "Audit of the Department of Energy's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program" The Secretary BACKGROUND: The audit was undertaken because of problems identified during prior Office of Inspector General audit work. This audit work identified problems related to quality assurance at both subcontract commercial laboratories and M&O contractor operated laboratories. DISCUSSION: The audit disclosed that contractors conducted redundant quality assurance evaluations of commercial laboratories, did not evaluate others, applied standards inconsistently, produced inconsistent results, and did not communicate those results among contractors. We found that 103 of the 206 quality

180

Photovoltaic system criteria documents. Volume 2: Quality assurance criteria for photovoltaic applications  

SciTech Connect

Quality assurance criteria are described for manufacturers and installers of solar photovoltaic tests and applications. Quality oriented activities are outlined to be pursued by the contractor/subcontractor to assure the physical and operational quality of equipment produced is included. In the broad sense, guidelines are provided for establishing a QA organization if none exists. Mainly, criteria is provided to be considered in any PV quality assurance plan selected as appropriate by the responsible Field Center. A framework is established for a systematic approach to ensure that photovoltaic tests and applications are constructed in a timely and cost effective manner.

Koenig, J.C.; Billitti, J.W.; Tallon, J.M.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

IMRT Quality Assurance Using a Second Treatment Planning System  

SciTech Connect

We used a second treatment planning system (TPS) for independent verification of the dose calculated by our primary TPS in the context of patient-specific quality assurance (QA) for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). QA plans for 24 patients treated with inverse planned dynamic IMRT were generated using the Nomos Corvus TPS. The plans were calculated on a computed tomography scan of our QA phantom that consists of three Solid Water slabs sandwiching radiochromic films, and an ion chamber that is inserted into the center slab of the phantom. For the independent verification, the dose was recalculated using the Varian Eclipse TPS using the multileaf collimator files and beam geometry from the original plan. The data was then compared in terms of absolute dose to the ion chamber volume as well as relative dose on isodoses calculated at the film plane. The calculation results were also compared with measurements performed for each case. When comparing ion chamber doses, the mean ratio was 0.999 (SD 0.010) for Eclipse vs. Corvus, 0.988 (SD 0.020) for the ionization chamber measurements vs. Corvus, and 0.989 (SD 0.017) for the ionization chamber measurements vs. Eclipse. For 2D doses with gamma histogram, the mean value of the percentage of pixels passing the criteria of 3%, 3 mm was 94.4 (SD 5.3) for Eclipse vs. Corvus, 85.1 (SD 10.6) for Corvus vs. film, and 93.7 (SD 4.1) for Eclipse vs. film; and for the criteria of 5%, 3 mm, 98.7 (SD 1.5) for Eclipse vs. Corvus, 93.0 (SD 7.8) for Corvus vs. film, and 98.0 (SD 1.9) for Eclipse vs. film. We feel that the use of the Eclipse TPS as an independent, accurate, robust, and time-efficient method for patient-specific IMRT QA is feasible in clinic.

Anjum, Muhammad Naeem [McGill University Health Center, Department of Medical Physics, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Department of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (Pakistan); Parker, William, E-mail: william@medphys.mcgill.c [McGill University Health Center, Department of Medical Physics, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Ruo, Russell; Aldahlawi, Ismail [McGill University Health Center, Department of Medical Physics, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Afzal, Muhammad [Department of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (Pakistan)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Quality assurance assessment of new efficient lighting systems for naval ships. Final report. Revision  

SciTech Connect

Ballasts and lamps, which have been selected to replace existing lamp/ballast systems based on improved performance, were tested to determine if they meet standard Naval MIL specifications. Fifty ballasts manufactured by Advance Transformer Corporation and Universal Manufacturing Corporation and 100 lamps manufactured by GTE were tested to determine their quality assurance and durability. These components met all of the MIL specifications that lamp/ballast systems in use must meet. These new systems have an improved system efficacy, 62 lumens per watt, and lower third harmonics, which will reduce the need for generating capacity for lighting on ships. An addendum to the original study describes the assessment of the performance of the advanced ballast system with a new F-17 fluorescent lamp. The results indicate the system performs reliably and shows increased efficacy. This new lamp/ballast system reduces the harmonic content to within Navy limits, and improves the power factor, resulting in a 50% reduction in line current.

Verderber, R.R.; Morse, O.; Dumm, C.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor U.S. Home Team Quality Assurance Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is unique in that the work is divided among an international Joint Central Team and four Home Teams, with the overall responsibility for the quality of activities performed during the project residing with the ITER Director. The ultimate responsibility for the adequacy of work performed on tasks assigned to the U.S. Home Team resides with the U.S. Home Team Leader and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy (DOE-OFE). This document constitutes the quality assurance plan for the ITER U.S. Home Team. This plan describes the controls exercised by U.S. Home Team management and the Performing Institutions to ensure the quality of tasks performed and the data developed for the Engineering Design Activities assigned to the U.S. Home Team and, in particular, the Research and Development Large Projects (7). This plan addresses the DOE quality assurance requirements of 10 CFR 830.120, "Quality Assurance." The plan also describes U.S. Home Team quality commitments to the ITER Quality Assurance Program. The ITER Quality Assurance Program is based on the principles described in the International Atomic Energy Agency Standard No. 50-C-QA, "Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Facilities." Each commitment is supported with preferred implementation methodology that will be used in evaluating the task quality plans to be submitted by the Performing Institutions. The implementing provisions of the program are based on guidance provided in American National Standards Institute/American Society of Mechanical Engineers NQA-1 1994, "Quality Assurance." The individual Performing Institutions will implement the appropriate quality program provisions through their own established quality plans that have been reviewed and found to comply with U.S. Home Team quality assurance plan commitments to the ITER Quality Assurance Program. The extent of quality program provisions applied to any specific task is proportional to, and appropriate for, the safety and/or project success significance of the task, as determined by the cognizant Technical Manager and the U.S. Home Team Quality Coordinator. In general, the research and development activities will have only those controls appropriate to ensure the quality of the manufacturing activity and validate the resultant data.

Sowder, W. K.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility  

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

TA 55 SST TA 55 SST Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility More Documents & Publications CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Management - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility

185

Quality Assurance Exchange April 2009, Volume 5 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

April 2009, Volume 5 Issue 1 April 2009, Volume 5 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange April 2009, Volume 5 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange April 2009, Volume 5 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance IN THE SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE DETSIS, PROGRAM MANAGER Analytical Services Program Office of Corporate Safety Programs The Analytical Services Program (ASP) encompasses approximately 40 annual qualification audits of analytical laboratories and commercial waste operation vendors, semi-annual quality assurance (QA) proficiency testing of 120 domestic and international analytical laboratories, and the development of software and field training to assist the field sites in its systematic planning and environmental sampling programs. In a recent interview, Mr. George Detsis, Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters'

186

QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 | Department of  

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

December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH COLETTE BROUSSARD, QUAL ITY A S SURANCE A DMINISTRATOR, OFFICE OF E NVIRONMENTAL MANAGMENT Colette Broussard has extensive background in DOE as a Quality Assurance Engineer, along with experience in safety engineering and environmental management. Colette joined the DOE in 1983 as a QA Engineer at the Pinellas Plant. She transferred to Headquarters with the Office of Defense Programs in the early 90's and then to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) in 1994 where she has held various environmental restoration and waste

187

Facility Software Quality Assurance (SQA) for Captal Project Critical Decisions RM  

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

The purpose of this Software Quality Assurance for Capital Project Critical Decision Review Module (SQA RM) is to identify, integrate, and clarify, in one EM document, the SQA performance...

188

Standard guide for establishing a quality assurance program for uranium conversion facilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.1 This guide provides guidance and recommended practices for establishing a comprehensive quality assurance program for uranium conversion facilities. 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate health and safety practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.3 The basic elements of a quality assurance program appear in the following order: FUNCTION SECTION Organization 5 Quality Assurance Program 6 Design Control 7 Instructions, Procedures & Drawings 8 Document Control 9 Procurement 10 Identification and Traceability 11 Processes 12 Inspection 13 Control of Measuring and Test Equipment 14 Handling, Storage and Shipping 15 Inspection, Test and Operating Status 16 Control of Nonconforming Items 17 Corrective Actions 18 Quality Assurance Records 19 Audits 20 TABLE 1 NQA-1 Basic Requirements Relat...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1) | Department...  

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

Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1) EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1) The purpose of this document is to describe the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of...

190

DOE O 414.1D Admin Chg 1, Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Order defines roles and responsibilities for providing quality assurance for DOE products and services. Cancels DOE O 414.1C. Admin Chg 1 dated 5-8-13.

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

191

Selenide isotope generator for the Galileo mission. Quality assurance program plan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Quality Program Plan has been prepared to describe the quality activities associated with the development, production, test and delivery of hardware for the Selenide Isotope Generator Program. The objective of the Quality Program Plan is to establish and maintain an effective and economical quality assurance system to assure that end items are in accordance with contractural specifications. Section I.9 of Appendix A (Statement of Work) states: The Contractor shall prepare, implement and maintain a Quality Assurance program in accordance with a DOE approved Quality Assurance Program Plan which, for purposes of this contract, the parties agree represent a modified compliance with the latest requirements of the latest NRA-1 in effect at the time of the contract issuance. NRA-1 sets forth general requirements for quality assurance programs covering a wide variety of nuclear systems and is sufficiently expansive in scope to outline the quality activities of a broad range of contractural efforts. This Quality Assurance Program Plan, including the individual Quality Directives (Quality Procedures referenced in various Quality Directives provide only historical foundations of Quality Policy and as such are not relevant to the specifics of this plan.) attached in Appendix I, defines the quality activities that are to be accomplished under the current contractural work effort. The extent to which this Plan provides activity to accomplish the major intent of each section of NRA-1 is summarized in Table 1. NRA-1 however, provides only the skeletal foundation for the plan and it should not be construed that sections or portions not explicitly quoted are implied. The Plan will function as an independent and self-supportative document.

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1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

The Soils and Groundwater – EM-20 S&T Roadmap Quality Assurance Project Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Soils and Groundwater – EM-20 Science and Technology Roadmap Project is a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management-funded initiative designed to develop new methods, strategies and technology for characterizing, modeling, remediating, and monitoring soils and groundwater contaminated with metals, radionuclides, and chlorinated organics. This Quality Assurance Project Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by EM-20 Roadmap Project staff.

Fix, N. J.

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

193

Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) Quality Assurance Management Plan  

SciTech Connect

The scope of the Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) is to provide technical and integration support to Fluor Hanford, Inc., including operable unit investigations at 300-FF-5 and other groundwater operable units, strategic integration, technical integration and assessments, remediation decision support, and science and technology. This Quality Assurance Management Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project).

Fix, N. J.

2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

194

Quality Assurance Plan for site electrical replacements at substation line item subproject: 69 KV Substation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 69 KV Substation Project is based on the recognized need to provide a continuous, reliable source of power and to improve the firm capacity of the electrical service to all production facilities at Mound. The project consists of the following major element: 69 KV Substation: (1) Install a 69 KV Substation and associated equipment with two parallel 18 MVA transformers. (2) Install duct bank as required and provide 15 KV feeder cable from new substation to existing Substation 95 for connection to Mound`s existing primary distribution system. (3) Install duct bank for underground routing of the 15 KV feeder cable from Manhole 5C to the existing power house cable pit. (4) Reconfigure existing Dayton Power and Light Co. 15 KV switchgear in P Building. The purpose of this Quality Assurance Plan (QA Plan) is to assure that the objectives of the United States Department of Energy (D.O.E.) and EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Miamisburg, Ohio (Mound) are met for this non-weapons project relative to health and safety, protection of the environment, reliability and continuity of operations, and documentation of quality efforts. This QA Plan identifies the activities and responsibilities which are necessary in the design, procurement, fabrication, installation, and start up of this project in order to meet these objectives.

Ohler, C.K.

1991-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

195

Quality Assurance: Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements  

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qualified and performance-oriented. Quality Results A measure or the success of an organization is the quality of the services and products it provides. Product and service...

196

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance Plan. The Software Quality Assurance Plan is intended to ensure all actions necessary for the software life cycle; verification and validation activities; documentation and deliverables; project management; configuration management, nonconformance reporting and corrective action; and quality assessment and improvement have been planned and a systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a software product conforms to established technical requirements; and to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance Plan. The Software Quality Assurance Plan is intended to ensure all actions necessary for the software life cycle; verification and validation activities; documentation and deliverables; project management; configuration management, nonconformance reporting and corrective action; and quality assessment and improvement have been planned and a systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a software product conforms to established technical requirements; and to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH PATRICE BUBAR DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OFFICE O F CORPORATE P ERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT Earlier this year, Patrice M. Bubar was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Performance Assessment (EH-3) within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). Ms. Bubar holds a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her extensive background includes many years of experience with the National Water Program, the Superfund Program, and the Radiation Protection Program at the

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Enforcement Letter - Quality Assurance Deficiency Related to External Dosimetry Accreditation, March 31, 2006  

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31, 2006 31, 2006 Mr. Frank Russo President and General Manager Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Office 765 Lindsay Boulevard Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Subject: Enforcement Letter - Quality Assurance Deficiency Related to External Dosimetry Accreditation Dear Mr. Russo, This letter is to inform you of the Department of Energy's (DOE) concern regarding a quality assurance-related deficiency stemming from the recent external radiation dosimetry performance testing by the DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) of dosimeters utilized at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This deficiency was identified through the quality assurance testing of external dosimeters by CH2M- WG Idaho (CWI) staff. During its employment as the management and operating (M&O) contractor of what is

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The Department of Energy's $12.2 Billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Quality Assurance Issues  

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The Department of Energy's $12.2 Billion The Department of Energy's $12.2 Billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Quality Assurance Issues - Black Cell Vessels DOE/IG-0863 April 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 April 25, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's $12.2 Billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Quality Assurance Issues - Black Cell Vessels" INTRODUCTION The Office of Inspector General received allegations concerning aspects of the quality assurance program at the Department of Energy's $12.2 billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

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Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility Quality Assurance Program Plan, Project W-236A. Revision 2  

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This document describes the Quality Assurance (QA) program for the Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility (MWTF) Project. The purpose of this QA program is to control project activities in such a manner as to achieve the mission of the MWTF Project in a safe and reliable manner. The QA program for the MWTF Project is founded on DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance, and implemented through the use of ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities (ASME 1989 with addenda la-1989, lb-1991 and lc-1992). This document describes the program and planned actions which the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) will implement to demonstrate and ensure that the project meets the requirements of DOE Order 5700.6C through the interpretive guidance of ASME NQA-1.

Hall, L.R.

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012, Volume 8 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012, Volume 8 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012, Volume 8 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012, Volume 8 Issue 1 Interview with Jeff Feit, Technical Standards Program Manager Mr. Jeffrey D. Feit is the Manager for the Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Program (TSP), Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). In this position, he is responsible for developing and implementing DOE policy and requirements on matters related to technical standards, including non-Government Voluntary Consensus Standards. Mr. Feit has been with the DOE TSP since its inception over 20 years ago. Among many of his duties,he helped to establish and maintain the Program's infrastructure and process procedures, and has

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Project Hanford management contract quality assurance program implementation plan for nuclear facilities  

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During transition from the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) Management and Operations (M and O) contract to the Fluor Daniel Hanford (FDH) Management and Integration (M and I) contract, existing WHC policies, procedures, and manuals were reviewed to determine which to adopt on an interim basis. Both WHC-SP-1131,Hanford Quality Assurance Program and Implementation Plan, and WHC-CM-4-2, Quality Assurance Manual, were adopted; however, it was recognized that revisions were required to address the functions and responsibilities of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC). This Quality Assurance Program Implementation Plan for Nuclear Facilities (HNF-SP-1228) supersedes the implementation portion of WHC-SP-1 13 1, Rev. 1. The revised Quality Assurance (QA) Program is documented in the Project Hanford Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD), HNF-MP-599. That document replaces the QA Program in WHC-SP-1131, Rev. 1. The scope of this document is limited to documenting the nuclear facilities managed by FDH and its Major Subcontractors (MSCS) and the status of the implementation of 10 CFR 830.120, Quality Assurance Requirements, at those facilities. Since the QA Program for the nuclear facilities is now documented in the QAPD, future updates of the information provided in this plan will be by letter. The layout of this plan is similar to that of WHC-SP-1 13 1, Rev. 1. Sections 2.0 and 3.0 provide an overview of the Project Hanford QA Program. A list of Project Hanford nuclear facilities is provided in Section 4.0. Section 5.0 provides the status of facility compliance to 10 CFR 830.120. Sections 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 provide requested exemptions, status of open items, and references, respectively. The four appendices correspond to the four projects that comprise Project Hanford.

Bibb, E.K.

1997-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance program description: Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant, Part 1. Revision 3  

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This document describes the Department of Energy`s Richland Field Office (DOE-RL) quality assurance (QA) program for the processing of high-level waste as well as the Vitrification Project Quality Assurance Program for the design and construction of the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP). It also identifies and describes the planned activities that constitute the required quality assurance program for the HWVP. This program applies to the broad scope of quality-affecting activities associated with the overall HWVP Facility. Quality-affecting activities include designing, purchasing, fabricating, handling, shipping, storing, cleaning, erecting, installing, inspecting, testing, maintaining, repairing, and modifying. Also included are the development, qualification, and production of waste forms which may be safely used to dispose of high-level radioactive waste resulting from national defense activities. The HWVP QA program is made up of many constituent programs that are being implemented by the participating organizations. This Quality Assurance program description is intended to outline and define the scope and application of the major programs that make up the HWVP QA program. It provides a means by which the overall program can be managed and directed to achieve its objectives. Subsequent parts of this description will identify the program`s objectives, its scope, application, and structure.

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1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance of Surface Wind Observations from Automated Weather Stations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological data of good quality are important for understanding both global and regional climates. In this respect, great efforts have been made to evaluate temperature- and precipitation-related records. This study summarizes the evaluations ...

Pedro A. Jiménez; J. Fidel González-Rouco; Jorge Navarro; Juan P. Montávez; Elena García-Bustamante

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 2011 Pantex Quality Assurance Survey Activity Report _May 2-6, 2011_ final  

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

PTX-2011-05-06 PTX-2011-05-06 Site: Pantex Plant Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Pantex Site Office Quality Assurance Survey Dates of Activity : 05/02/2011 - 05/06/2011 Report Preparer William Macon Activity Description/Purpose: In coordination with the Pantex Site Office (PXSO), the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) site lead participated in a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/PXSO Quality Assurance Survey (QAS 1) of the contractor's weapon quality program conducted May 2-5, 2011. Result: The HSS site lead participated in the QAS 1 as a member of the survey team and was responsible for reviewing the following Department of Energy/NNSA Weapon Quality Policy (QC-1) elements: 2.1 Risk-Based Program, 2.2 Quality

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Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment...  

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Criteria, Review and Approach Document DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board DOE U.S. Department of Energy MNF Manzano Nuclear Facility OFI Opportunity for Improvement...

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Implementation of test for quality assurance in nuclear medicine gamma camera  

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In nuclear medicine (NM) over 90% of procedures are performed for diagnostic purposes. To ensure adequate diagnostic quality of images and the optimization of the doses received by patients originated from the radioactive material is essential for regular monitoring and equipment performance through a quality assurance program (QAP). The QAP consists of 15 proposed performance tomographic and not tomographic gamma camera (GC) tests, and is based on recommendations of international organizations. We describe some results of the performance parameters of QAP applied to a GC model e.cam Siemens, of the Department of NM of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico (INCan). The results were: (1) The average intrinsic spatial resolution (R{sub in}) was 4.67 {+-} 0.25 mm at the limit of acceptance criterion of 4.4 mm. (2) The sensitivity extrinsic (S{sub ext}), with maximum variations of 1.8% (less than 2% which is the criterion of acceptance). (3) Rotational Uniformity (U{sub rot}), with values of integral uniformity (IU) in the useful field of view detector (UFOV), with maximum percentage change of 0.97% and monthly variations equal angles, ranging from 0.13 to 0.99% less than 1%. (4) The displacement of the center of rotation (DCOR), indicated a maximum deviation of 0.155 {+-} 0.039 mm less than 4.795 mm, an absolute deviation of less than 0.5 where pixel 0.085 pixel is suggested, the criteria are assigned to low-energy collimator high resolution. (5) In tomographic uniformity (U{sub tomo}), UI values (%) and percentage noise level (rms%) were 7.54 {+-} 1.53 and 4.18 {+-} 1.69 which are consistent with the limits of acceptance of 7.0-12.0% and 3.0-6.0% respectively. The smallest cold sphere has a diameter of 11.4 mm. The implementation of a QAP allows for high quality diagnostic images, optimization of the doses given to patients, a reduction of exposure to occupationally exposed workers (POE, by its Spanish acronym), and generally improves the productivity of the service. This proposal can be used to develop a similar QAP in other facilities and may serve as a precedent for the proposed regulations for quality assurance (QA) teams in MN.

Montoya Moreno, A.; Rodriguez Laguna, A.; Trujillo Zamudio, Flavio E [Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Cancer Institute San Fernando Avenue No.22, Col. Section XVI (Mexico)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations, January 2013  

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

of the of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations January 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 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology ......................................................................................................................................... 2

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Data quality assurance and performance measurement of data mining for preventive maintenance of power grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ensuring reliability as the electrical grid morphs into the "smart grid" will require innovations in how we assess the state of the grid, for the purpose of proactive maintenance, rather than reactive maintenance; in the future, we will not only react ... Keywords: data mining, data quality assurance, machine learning, performance measurement, power grid, preventive maintenance

Leon Wu; Gail Kaiser; Cynthia Rudin; Roger Anderson

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of conventional electric power generating industry quality assurance and reliability practices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The techniques and practices utilized in an allied industry (electric power generation) that might serve as a baseline for formulating Quality Assurance and Reliability (QA and R) procedures for photovoltaic solar energy systems were studied. The study results provide direct near-term input for establishing validation methods as part of the SERI performance criteria and test standards development task.

Anderson, R.T.; Lauffenburger, H.A.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Plan for Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Programs  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to serve as the Quality Assurance Plan for Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (HS/RTG) programs performed at EG&G Mound Applied Technologies. As such, it identifies and describes the systems and activities in place to support the requirements contained in DOE Order 5700.6C as reflected in MD-10334, Mound Quality Policy and Responsibilities and the DOE/RPSD supplement, OSA/PQAR-1, Programmatic Quality Assurance Requirements for Space and Terrestrial Nuclear Power Systems. Unique program requirements, including additions, modifications, and exceptions to these quality requirements, are contained in the appendices of this plan. Additional appendices will be added as new programs and activities are added to Mound's HS/RTG mission assignment.

Gabriel, D. M.; Miller, G. D.; Bohne, W. A.

1995-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Plan for Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Programs  

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The purpose of this document is to serve as the Quality Assurance Plan for Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (HS/RTG) programs performed at EG&G Mound Applied Technologies. As such, it identifies and describes the systems and activities in place to support the requirements contained in DOE Order 5700.6C as reflected in MD-10334, Mound Quality Policy and Responsibilities and the DOE/RPSD supplement, OSA/PQAR-1, Programmatic Quality Assurance Requirements for Space and Terrestrial Nuclear Power Systems. Unique program requirements, including additions, modifications, and exceptions to these quality requirements, are contained in the appendices of this plan. Additional appendices will be added as new programs and activities are added to Mound's HS/RTG mission assignment.

Gabriel, D. M.; Miller, G. D.; Bohne, W. A.

1995-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Lube Oil Predictive Maintenance, Handling, and Quality Assurance Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guideline has been prepared by EPRI to assist member utilities in the improvement of maintenance processes. It presents the key elements that should be included in conducting comprehensive lubrication program evaluations and in setting up a well-organized lubrication program. EPRI believes that utilities can make organizational and procedural improvements that will yield optimal lubrication programs. This guideline also serves as an excellent reference document because it describes key lubrication t...

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Program Plan for TRUPACT-II Gas Generation Test Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gas Generation Test Program (GGTP), referred to as the Program, is designed to establish the concentration of flammable gases and/or gas generation rates in a test category waste container intended for shipment in the Transuranic Package Transporter-II (TRUPACT-II). The phrase "gas generationtesting" shall refer to any activity that establishes the flammable gas concentration or the flammable gas generation rate. This includes, but is not limited to, measurements performed directly on waste containers or during tests performed on waste containers. This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) documents the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) requirements that apply to the Program. The TRUPACT-II requirements and technical bases for allowable flammable gas concentration and gas generation rates are described in the TRUPACT-II Authorized Methods for Payload Control (TRAMPAC).

Carlsbad Field Office

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance flood source and method of making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a is an improved flood source, and method of making the same, which emits an evenly distributed flow of energy from a gamma emitting radionuclide dispersed throughout the volume of the flood source. The flood source is formed by filling a bottom pan with a mix of epoxy resin with cobalt-57, preferably at 10 to 20 millicuries and then adding a hardener. The pan is secured to a flat, level surface to prevent the pan from warping and to act as a heat sink for removal of heat from the pan during the curing of the resin-hardener mixture.

Fisher, Darrell R [Richland, WA; Alexander, David L [West Richland, WA; Satz, Stanley [Surfside, FL

2002-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A project management focused framework for assuring quality work processes  

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Federal Manufacturing & Technologies/New Mexico (FM&T/NM) of AlliedSignal is an organization of approximately 300 associates providing operations support, engineering, and other technical services for DOE, New Mexico`s National Laboratories, etc. Work performed is primarily project-oriented and ranges from executing a major long-term contract for retrofitting and maintaining a large fleet of escort vehicles to creating a single, small, prototype electronic device for measuring radiation in a unique environment. FM&T/NM is functionally organized and operates in a classic matrix format with functional departments providing personnel with technical expertise, necessary physical resources, and administrative support to several project-based groups. Like most matrix-based organizations that provide support to diverse customers, FM&T/NM has encountered problems that occur when a group of project managers is expected to work together in using and scheduling a shared set of limited resources for the good of the organization as a whole. The framework for managing projects that we present focuses on developing, understanding, and managing the relationships between the functional organization structure, the system of work processes, and the management of projects. FM&T/NM retains its functional structure which primarily assigns personnel to work processes. The evolving role of the process leader focuses primarily on designing, managing, and improving the process, and the interactions among the subprocesses. The project manager is responsible for (1) translating customer requirements into product specifications, (2) determining the sequence of activities needed to meet project goals, (3) scheduling the required work processes, (4) monitoring project progress, (5) providing liaison between the customer and process leaders, and (6) having the desired product and/or service delivered to a satisfied customer in a timely manner.

Gamsby, S.O.; Mize, J.D. [Allied Signal, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Federal Mfg. and Technologies; Reid, R.A. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1150-2002; Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1150-2002 April 2002 DOE STANDARD QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 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. Department-Wide Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard

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Quality Assurance Project Plan for radioactive airborne emissions data compilation and reporting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Quality Assurance Project Plan addresses the quality assurance requirements for compiling data from radioactie aiborne emissions. These data will be reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, and the Washington State Department of Health. Hanford Site radioactive airborne emissions are reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with Title 40, Protection of the Environment, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61, ``National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants , ``Subpart H, ``National Emissions Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities`` (EPA 1989a). Reporting to US Department of Energy is performed in compliance with requirements of US Department of Energy Order 5400.1, General Environmental Protection Program (DOE 1988a).

Burris, S.A.; Thomas, S.P.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CHPRC Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) Quality Assurance Management Plan  

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The scope of the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company, LLC (CHPRC) Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) is for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff to provide technical and integration support to CHPRC. This work includes conducting investigations at the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit and other groundwater operable units, and providing strategic integration, technical integration and assessments, remediation decision support, and science and technology. The projects under this Master Project will be defined and included within the Master Project throughout the fiscal year, and will be incorporated into the Master Project Plan. This Quality Assurance Management Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the CHPRC Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) and all releases associated with the CHPRC Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project. The plan is designed to be used exclusively by project staff.

Fix, N. J.

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Enforcement of 10 CFR Part 830.120 (Quality Assurance Rule) fo  

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July 1, 1999 July 1, 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR DOE PAAA COORDINATORS CONTRACTOR PAAA COORDINATORS FROM: R. KEITH CHRISTOPHER DIRECTOR OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance Supplement 99-01: Enforcement of 10 CFR Part 830.120 (Quality Assurance Rule) for Facilities Below Hazard Category III Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH Enforcement) periodically to issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. During the past 18 months, EH Enforcement has identified a number of examples in which both DOE and contractor organizations have incorrectly exempted activities from applicability of the DOE Quality Assurance Rule 10 CFR 830.120 (QA Rule). The

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Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations, January 2013  

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Review of the Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations January 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 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology ......................................................................................................................................... 2

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Isotopic power supplies for space and terrestrial systems: quality assurance by Sandia National Laboratories  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Sandia National Laboratories participation in Quality Assurance (QA) programs for Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators which have been used in space and terrestrial systems over the past 15 years is summarized. Basic elements of the program are briefly described and recognition of assistance from other Sandia organizations is included. Descriptions of the various systems for which Sandia has had the QA responsibility are also presented. In addition, the outlook for Sandia participation in RTG programs for the next several years is noted.

Hannigan, R.L.; Harnar, R.R.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance plan for the High Level Controller for the CBMS Block II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document establishes the software Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) for the High Level Controller for the Chemical and Biological Mass Spectrometer Block II (HLC/CBMS-II) project activities under the Computing, Robotics, and Education (CRE) Directorate management. It defines the requirements and assigns responsibilities for ensuring, with a high degree of confidence, that project objectives will be achieved as planned. The CBMS Program was awarded to ORNL by the US Army Chemical and Biological Defense command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to design the next version (Block II) mass spectrometer for the detection and identification of chemical and biological warfare agents, to fabricate four engineering prototypes, and to construct eight preproduction units. Section 1 of this document provides an introduction to the HLC/CBMS-II project QAP. Sections 2 and 3 describe the specific aspects of quality assurance as applicable to the project. Section 4 reviews the project approach to risk management. The Risk Management Matrix given in Appendix A is a tool to assess, prioritize, and prevent problems before they occur; therefore, the matrix will be reviewed and revised on a periodic basis. Appendix B shows the quality assurance criteria of the DOE Order 5700.6C and their applicability to this project.

Reid, R.W.; Robbins, I.F.; Stewart, K.A.; Terry, C.L.; Whitaker, R.A.; Wolf, D.A.; Zager, J.C.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality assurance with the ISFH-Input/Output-Procedure 6-year-experience with 14 solar thermal systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

an auxiliary heater supplies the consumers with warm water even in the case of failures. In order to assureQuality assurance with the ISFH-Input/Output-Procedure 6-year-experience with 14 solar thermal of standard solar thermal systems usually don't recognise failures affecting the solar yield, because

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Introduction of Break-Out Session 2 of the 2011 International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum(Presentation)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This presentation outlines the goals and specific tasks of break-out session 2 of the 2011 International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum, along with a review of accelerated stress tests used for photovoltaics (PV).

Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

International Perspectives on Quality Assurance and New Techniques in Radiation Medicine: Outcomes of an IAEA Conference  

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The International Atomic Energy Agency organized an international conference called, 'Quality Assurance and New Techniques in Radiation Medicine' (QANTRM). It dealt with quality assurance (QA) in all aspects of radiation medicine (diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy) at the international level. Participants discussed QA issues pertaining to the implementation of new technologies and the need for education and staff training. The advantage of developing a comprehensive and harmonized approach to QA covering both the technical and the managerial issues was emphasized to ensure the optimization of benefits to patient safety and effectiveness. The necessary coupling between medical radiation imaging and radiotherapy was stressed, particularly for advanced technologies. However, the need for a more systematic approach to the adoption of advanced technologies was underscored by a report on failures in intensity-modulated radiotherapy dosimetry auditing tests in the United States, which could imply inadequate implementation of QA for these new technologies. A plenary session addressed the socioeconomic impact of introducing advanced technologies in resource-limited settings. How shall the dual gaps, one in access to basic medical services and the other in access to high-quality modern technology, be addressed?.

Shortt, Ken [Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: dosimetry@iaea.org; Davidsson, Lena; Hendry, Jolyon; Dondi, Maurizio; Andreo, Pedro [Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition of parameters for quality assurance of flattening filter free (FFF) photon beams in radiation therapy  

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Purpose: Flattening filter free (FFF) beams generated by medical linear accelerators have recently started to be used in radiotherapy clinical practice. Such beams present fundamental differences with respect to the standard filter flattened (FF) beams, making the generally used dosimetric parameters and definitions not always viable. The present study will propose possible definitions and suggestions for some dosimetric parameters for use in quality assurance of FFF beams generated by medical linacs in radiotherapy. Methods: The main characteristics of the photon beams have been analyzed using specific data generated by a Varian TrueBeam linac having both FFF and FF beams of 6 and 10 MV energy, respectively. Results: Definitions for dose profile parameters are suggested starting from the renormalization of the FFF with respect to the corresponding FF beam. From this point the flatness concept has been translated into one of 'unflatness' and other definitions have been proposed, maintaining a strict parallelism between FFF and FF parameter concepts. Conclusions: Ideas for quality controls used in establishing a quality assurance program when introducing FFF beams into the clinical environment are given here, keeping them similar to those used for standard FF beams. By following the suggestions in this report, the authors foresee that the introduction of FFF beams into a clinical radiotherapy environment will be as safe and well controlled as standard beam modalities using the existing guidelines.

Fogliata, A.; Garcia, R.; Knoeoes, T.; Nicolini, G.; Clivio, A.; Vanetti, E.; Khamphan, C.; Cozzi, L. [Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona CH-6500 (Switzerland); Institut Sainte Catherine, Medical Physics Unit, Avignon F-84000 (France); Radiation Physics, Skane University Hospital, Lund S-22185, Sweden and Department of Medical Radiation Physics, Lund University, Lund S-22185 (Sweden); Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona CH-6500 (Switzerland); Institut Sainte Catherine, Medical Physics Unit, Avignon F-84000 (France); Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona CH-6500 (Switzerland)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Quality Assurance Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 6 and 7, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes.

C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt; C. Wharton

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 300 Area Integrated Field Research Challenge Quality Assurance Project Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a group of expert collaborators are using the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site 300 Area uranium plume within the footprint of the 300-FF-5 groundwater operable unit as a site for an Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge (IFRC). The IFRC is entitled Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on the Hanford Site 300 Area Uranium Plume Project. The theme is investigation of multi-scale mass transfer processes. A series of forefront science questions on mass transfer are posed for research that relate to the effect of spatial heterogeneities; the importance of scale; coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes; and measurements/approaches needed to characterize and model a mass transfer-dominated system. This Quality Assurance Project Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the 300 Area IFRC Project. This plan is designed to be used exclusively by project staff.

Fix, N. J.

2009-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative analysis of structural concrete quality assurance practices on three fossil fuel power plant construction projects. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The basic objective of this research effort was to perform a comparative analysis of the Quality Assurance practices related to the structural concrete phase on three fossil fuel power plant projects which are (or have been) under construction in the United States in the past ten years. This analysis identified the response of each Quality Assurance program to criteria similar to those which apply on nuclear power plant projects. The major emphasis was placed on the construction aspects of the structural concrete phase of each project. The engineering and design aspects were examined whenever they interfaced with the construction aspects. For those aspects of the Quality Assurance system which can be considered managerial in nature (i.e., organizational relationships, types of Quality Assurance programs, corrective action procedures, etc.) an attempt has been made to present the alternative approaches that were identified. For those aspects of the Quality Assurance system which are technical in nature (i.e., the frequency of testing for slump, compressive strength, etc.) an attempt has been made to present a comparative analysis between projects and in relation to the recommended or mandated practices presented in the appropriate industry codes and standards.

Willenbrock, J.H.; Thomas, H.R. Jr.; Burati, J.L. Jr.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative analysis of structural concrete quality assurance practices on nine nuclear power plant construction projects. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The basic objective of this research effort was to perform a comparative analysis of the Quality Assurance practices related to the structural concrete phase on nine nuclear power plant projects which are (or have been) under construction in the United States in the past ten years. This analysis identified the response of each Quality Assurance program to the applicable criteria of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B as well as to the pertinent regulatory requirements and industry standards. The major emphasis was placed on the construction aspects of the structural concrete phase of each project. The engineering and design aspects were examined whenever they interfaced with the construction aspects. For those aspects of the Quality Assurance system which can be considered managerial in nature (i.e., organizational relationships, types of Quality Assurance programs, corrective action procedures, etc.) an attempt has been made to present the alternative approaches that were identified. For those aspects of the Quality Assurance system which are technical in nature (i.e., the frequency of testing for slump, compressive strength, etc.) an attempt has been made to present a comparative analysis between projects and in relation to the recommended or mandated practices presented in the appropriate industry codes and standards.

Willenbrock, J.H.; Thomas, H.R. Jr.; Burati, J.L. Jr.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes: Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes  

SciTech Connect

This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) Teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality control and assurance applied to the analysis of environmental samples collected from known geothermal sites. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The components of an analytical quality control and assurance program for the analysis of trace toxic and priority pollutants are reviewed in general. It is recommended that these principles be applied to develop increased confidence in a laboratory's analytical accuracy by establishing validated standard operating procedures with built in controls and internal cross checks and developing an approved standard operating procedure for quality assurance consisting of audits and appropriate documentation. It is recommended that interlaboratory comparisons be considered as a means of continually documenting analytical accuracy.

Cooper, J.A.

1978-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-3025-99; DOE Standard Quality Assurance Inspection and Testing of HEPA Filters  

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

5-99 5-99 February 1999 Superseding DOE NE F 3-43 February 1990 DOE STANDARD QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTION AND TESTING OF HEPA FILTERS U.S. Department of Energy FSC 4460 Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 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-STD-3025-99 iii FOREWORD This Department of Energy standard supercedes DOE NE F 3-43 and is approved for use by all DOE

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DOE-STD-1172-2003; Safety Software Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

72-2003 72-2003 December 2003 DOE STANDARD SAFETY SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1172-2003 This document has been reproduced directly 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-STD-1172-2003

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The Development of Quality Assurance and Visualization for Safety Assessment System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Site Information and Total Environmental data management System (SITES) is an integrated program for overall data acquisition, environmental monitoring, and safety analysis. SITES is composed of three main modules such as site database system, safety assessment system and environmental monitoring system named SECURE, SAINT and SUDAL, respectively. SAINT abbreviated for Safety Assessment Integration system is the integrated interface for the radioactive waste safety assessment codes in the SITES. SAINT is developed for the application and analysis of data from SECURE and for the systematic management of the resulted data from the safety assessment. The Quality Assurance module in SAINT is implemented to enhance the reliability of safety assessment results. The visualization in SAINT is purposed of reliability, comprehension of safety assessment results and user's convenience which can easily recognize the assessment results using the geographic information. (authors)

Lak Kim, C.; Yo Yun, B.; Lee, K.J.; Moon Park, S.; Wan Park, J.; Ho Choi, S. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. LTD. (KHNP) (Korea, Republic of)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation and Quality Assurance Management during the Series Power Tests of LHC Main Lattice Magnets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Within the LHC magnet program a series production of superconducting dipoles and quadrupoles has recently been completed in industry and all magnets were cold tested at CERN. The main features of these magnets are: two-in-one structure, 56 mm aperture, two layer coils wound from 15.1 mm wide Nb-Ti cables, and all-polyimide insulation. This paper reviews the process of the power test quality assurance and performance evaluation, which was applied during the LHC magnet series tests. The main test results of magnets tested in both supercritical and superfluid helium, including the quench training, the conductor performance, the magnet protection efficiency and the electrical integrity are presented and discussed in terms of the design parameters and the requirements of the LHC project.

Siemko, A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Change What? Identifying Quality Improvement Targets by ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 24, 2010 ... quality improvement recommendations based on existing data to improve the effectiveness of ... Adm Policy Ment Health (2010) 37:15–26 ..... include higher doses of procedures that are common among. EB practices (Mueller ...

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Mission Assurance Challenges within the Military Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Virtually all modern organizations have embedded information and communication technologies into their core processes as a means to increase operational efficiency, improve decision quality, and reduce operational costs. However, this dependence can ... Keywords: Cyber Mission Assurance, Embedded Information and Communication Technologies, Mission Assurance, Mission-to-Cyber Relationships, Risk Management

Scott Musman, Michael R. Grimaila

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Failure mode and effect analysis-based quality assurance for dynamic MLC tracking systems  

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Purpose: To develop and implement a failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)-based commissioning and quality assurance framework for dynamic multileaf collimator (DMLC) tumor tracking systems. Methods: A systematic failure mode and effect analysis was performed for a prototype real-time tumor tracking system that uses implanted electromagnetic transponders for tumor position monitoring and a DMLC for real-time beam adaptation. A detailed process tree of DMLC tracking delivery was created and potential tracking-specific failure modes were identified. For each failure mode, a risk probability number (RPN) was calculated from the product of the probability of occurrence, the severity of effect, and the detectibility of the failure. Based on the insights obtained from the FMEA, commissioning and QA procedures were developed to check (i) the accuracy of coordinate system transformation, (ii) system latency, (iii) spatial and dosimetric delivery accuracy, (iv) delivery efficiency, and (v) accuracy and consistency of system response to error conditions. The frequency of testing for each failure mode was determined from the RPN value. Results: Failures modes with RPN{>=}125 were recommended to be tested monthly. Failure modes with RPN<125 were assigned to be tested during comprehensive evaluations, e.g., during commissioning, annual quality assurance, and after major software/hardware upgrades. System latency was determined to be {approx}193 ms. The system showed consistent and accurate response to erroneous conditions. Tracking accuracy was within 3%-3 mm gamma (100% pass rate) for sinusoidal as well as a wide variety of patient-derived respiratory motions. The total time taken for monthly QA was {approx}35 min, while that taken for comprehensive testing was {approx}3.5 h. Conclusions: FMEA proved to be a powerful and flexible tool to develop and implement a quality management (QM) framework for DMLC tracking. The authors conclude that the use of FMEA-based QM ensures efficient allocation of clinical resources because the most critical failure modes receive the most attention. It is expected that the set of guidelines proposed here will serve as a living document that is updated with the accumulation of progressively more intrainstitutional and interinstitutional experience with DMLC tracking.

Sawant, Amit; Dieterich, Sonja; Svatos, Michelle; Keall, Paul [Stanford University, Stanford, California 94394 (United States); Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Stanford University, Stanford, California 94394 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Formalising medical quality indicators to improve guidelines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Formalising medical quality indicators to improve guidelines Marjolein van Gendt, Annette ten Teije,annette,rserban,frank.van.harmelen}@cs.vu.nl Abstract. Medical guidelines can significantly improve quality of med- ical care and reduce costs. But how that are formulated by medical institutions to evaluate medical care. The main research questions are (i) whether

ten Teije, Annette

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Formalising medical quality indicators to improve guidelines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Formalising medical quality indicators to improve guidelines Marjolein van Gendt1 , Annette ten,annette,rserban,frank.van.harmelen}@cs.vu.nl Abstract. Medical guidelines can significantly improve quality of med- ical care and reduce costs. But how that are formulated by medical institutions to evaluate medical care. The main research questions are (i) whether

van Harmelen, Frank

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Hanford meteorological station computer codes: Volume 9, The quality assurance computer codes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS) was established in 1944 on the Hanford Site to collect and archive meteorological data and provide weather forecasts and related services for Hanford Site approximately 1/2 mile east of the 200 West Area and is operated by PNL for the US Department of Energy. Meteorological data are collected from various sensors and equipment located on and off the Hanford Site. These data are stored in data bases on the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX 11/750 at the HMS (hereafter referred to as the HMS computer). Files from those data bases are routinely transferred to the Emergency Management System (EMS) computer at the Unified Dose Assessment Center (UDAC). To ensure the quality and integrity of the HMS data, a set of Quality Assurance (QA) computer codes has been written. The codes will be routinely used by the HMS system manager or the data base custodian. The QA codes provide detailed output files that will be used in correcting erroneous data. The following sections in this volume describe the implementation and operation of QA computer codes. The appendices contain detailed descriptions, flow charts, and source code listings of each computer code. 2 refs.

Burk, K.W.; Andrews, G.L.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Quality Improvement Methodology for Wires Companies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides practical utility-side strategies for improving power quality. Much research has been done on the application of custom power devices to mitigate power quality events on transmission and distribution wires systems. However, these solutions can be costly and often benefit a limited number of customers. Many wires companies are looking for ways to improve the overall quality of their service using methods and equipment that are more traditional.

2003-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage Quality Improvement Using DVR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of voltage sags and Swells and its severe impact on sensitive loads is well known. To solve this problem, custom power devices are used. One of those devices is the Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), which is one of the most efficient and effective ... Keywords: Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), Voltage sags, Voltage swells, Custom power, Power Quality

M. Arun Bhaskar; S. S. Dash; C. Subramani; M. Jagadeesh Kumar; P. R. Giresh; M. Varun Kumar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Industrial Sites quality assurance project plan: Nevada Test Site, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

This quality assurance project plan (QAPjP) describes the measures that shall be taken to ensure that the environmental data collected during characterization and closure activities of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Industrial Sites at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) are meaningful, valid, defensible, and can be used to achieve project objectives. These activities are conducted by the US Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) under the Nevada Environmental Restoration (ER) Project. The Nevada ER Project consists of environmental restoration activities on the NTS, Tonopah Test Range, Nellis Air Force Range, and eight sites in five other states. The RCRA Industrial Sites subproject constitutes a component of the Nevada ER Project. Currently, this QAPjP is limited to the seven RCRA Industrial Sites identified within this document that are to be closed under an interim status and pertains to all field-investigation, analytical-laboratory, and data-review activities in support of these closures. The information presented here supplements the RCRA Industrial Sites Project Management Plan and is to be used in conjunction with the site-specific subproject sampling and analysis plans.

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1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The design and quality assurance of the VACOSS series production model  

SciTech Connect

The production model of the electronic safeguards seal system VACOSS was developed and it quality assurance programme carried out under the Federal Republic of Germany programme in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The opening and closing of an optical fibre cable are controlled by a battery powered microprocessor. The electronic circuitry of the seal is surface mounted on two boards. A standard Li block battery has been chosen for reason of a service life of more than one year. Alternatively, a worldwide available standard 9 V block battery can be used, however, at the expense of a reduced service life. The coated electronic circuitry and the battery are contained in an injection-moulded casing. The interrogation and initialization unit has a 4 x 16 column alphanumeric liquid crystal display for user-friendly, menu-guided operation. A hardcopy of the display can be produced by connecting a printer. The seal has been qualified using military specification standards. An acceptance test programme was carried out using 8 seals. In addition, the seal electronics was subjected to in-circuit and burn-in testing.

Richter, B.; Stein, G. (Kernforschungsanlage Juelich GmbH, D-5170 Juelich (DE)); Guenzel, R. (Dornier-System GmbH, D-7990 Friedrichshafen 1 (DE)); Gaertner, K.J.; Yellin, E. (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (AT))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Power  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Improving Regional Air Quality with Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Power National Renewable Energy Laboratory Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Power National Renewable Energy Laboratory * Clean Air Act (CAA) framework * Air quality challenges * CAA policies as market drivers * Met. Wash. Council of Governments (MWCOG) case study * Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance on State Implementation Plan (SIP) credit for EERE * Model SIP documentation for wind purchases * Related marketing innovations Overview Overview * CAA requires regional air quality plans (SIPs) * "Window of opportunity" - Revised SIPs required by 2006/2007 to meet new 8-hour ozone and PM standards - August 2004 EPA guidance and NREL model SIP documentation for wind purchases Clean Air Act Framework Clean Air Act Framework

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Energy Efficiency and Improved Indoor Environmental Quality:...  

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and Improved Indoor Environmental Quality: No-Regrets Climate Change Insurance for the Insurance Industry Speaker(s): Evan Mills Date: December 19, 1996 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148...

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Underground Test Area Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Quality Assurance Report Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

SciTech Connect

This report is mandated by the Underground Test Area (UGTA) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and identifies the UGTA quality assurance (QA) activities for fiscal year (FY) 2012. All UGTA organizations—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO); Desert Research Institute (DRI); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Navarro-Intera, LLC (N-I); National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec); and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—conducted QA activities in FY 2012. The activities included conducting assessments, identifying findings and completing corrective actions, evaluating laboratory performance, revising the QAPP, and publishing documents. In addition, processes and procedures were developed to address deficiencies identified in the FY 2011 QAPP gap analysis.

Farnham, Irene; Marutzky, Sam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Underground Test Area Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Quality Assurance Report Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

SciTech Connect

This report is required by the Underground Test Area (UGTA) Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) and identifies the UGTA quality assurance (QA) activities for fiscal year (FY) 2013. All UGTA organizations—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO); Desert Research Institute (DRI); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Navarro-Intera, LLC (N-I); National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec); and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—conducted QA activities in FY 2013. The activities included conducting assessments, identifying findings and completing corrective actions, evaluating laboratory performance, and publishing documents. In addition, integrated UGTA required reading and corrective action tracking was instituted.

Krenzien, Susan; Martuzky, Sam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on the activities of the ASME-NQA Committee Working Group on Quality Assurance Requirements for Research and Development, April 1990 to August 1991  

SciTech Connect

This report transmits to the public eye the activities of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-Nuclear Quality Assurance (ASME-NQA) Committee Working Group on Quality Assurance Requirements for Research and Development. The appendix lists the members of this group as of August 1991. The report covers a period of 17 months. The working group met eight times in this period, and much intellectual ground was traversed. There was seldom agreement on the nature of the task, but there was no doubt as to its urgency. The task was how to adapt the nuclear quality assurance standard, the NQA-1, to research and development work. 1 fig., 7 tabs.

Dronkers, J.J.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970  

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

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1970* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1970* SHORT TITLE This title may be cited as the "Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970" Sec. 4371. Congressional findings, declarations, and purposes (a) The Congress finds - (1) that man has caused changes in the environment; (2) that many of these changes may affect the relationship between man and his environment; and (3) that population increases and urban concentration contribute directly to pollution and the degradation of our environment. (b)(1)The Congress declares that there is a national policy for the environment which provides for the enhancement of environmental quality. This policy is evidenced by statutes heretofore enacted relating to the prevention, abatement, and control of environmental pollution, water and land resources, transportation, and economic and

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Expert systems: A new approach to radon mitigation training and quality assurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Training radon mitigators and ensuring that they provide high-quality work on the scale necessary to reduce radon to acceptable levels in the large number of homes and schools requiring some mitigation is a challenging problem. The US Environmental Protection Agency and several states have made commendable efforts to train mitigators and ensure that they provide quality services to the public. Expert systems could be used to extend and improve the effectiveness of these efforts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the radon community to this promising new technology. The paper includes a description of a prototype system developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory that illustrates several of the capabilities that expert systems can provide, a brief explanation of how the prototype works, and a discussion of the potential roles and benefits of fully-developed expert systems for radon mitigation. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Brambley, M.R.; Hanlon, R.L.; Parker, G.B.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Calibration and Measurement Assurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... "Measurement assurance program for weighings of respirable coal mine dust samples," J. Quality Tech, 13(3), pp. 157-165. ...

257

Controller Design of Power Quality-Improving Appliances  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an innovative solution to power quality problems -- using power quality improving (PQI) appliances to reduce harmonic currents and improve the power factor in buildings.

Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Zhou, Ning; Lu, Ning

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quality Assurance Method that Utilizes 3D Dosimetry and Facilitates Clinical Interpretation  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To demonstrate a new three-dimensional (3D) quality assurance (QA) method that provides comprehensive dosimetry verification and facilitates evaluation of the clinical significance of QA data acquired in a phantom. Also to apply the method to investigate the dosimetric efficacy of base-of-skull (BOS) intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment. Methods and Materials: Two types of IMRT QA verification plans were created for 6 patients who received BOS IMRT. The first plan enabled conventional 2D planar IMRT QA using the Varian portal dosimetry system. The second plan enabled 3D verification using an anthropomorphic head phantom. In the latter, the 3D dose distribution was measured using the DLOS/Presage dosimetry system (DLOS = Duke Large-field-of-view Optical-CT System, Presage Heuris Pharma, Skillman, NJ), which yielded isotropic 2-mm data throughout the treated volume. In a novel step, measured 3D dose distributions were transformed back to the patient's CT to enable calculation of dose-volume histograms (DVH) and dose overlays. Measured and planned patient DVHs were compared to investigate clinical significance. Results: Close agreement between measured and calculated dose distributions was observed for all 6 cases. For gamma criteria of 3%, 2 mm, the mean passing rate for portal dosimetry was 96.8% (range, 92.0%-98.9%), compared to 94.9% (range, 90.1%-98.9%) for 3D. There was no clear correlation between 2D and 3D passing rates. Planned and measured dose distributions were evaluated on the patient's anatomy, using DVH and dose overlays. Minor deviations were detected, and the clinical significance of these are presented and discussed. Conclusions: Two advantages accrue to the methods presented here. First, treatment accuracy is evaluated throughout the whole treated volume, yielding comprehensive verification. Second, the clinical significance of any deviations can be assessed through the generation of DVH curves and dose overlays on the patient's anatomy. The latter step represents an important development that advances the clinical relevance of complex treatment QA.

Oldham, Mark, E-mail: mark.oldham@duke.edu [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States)] [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Thomas, Andrew; O'Daniel, Jennifer; Juang, Titania [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States)] [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Ibbott, Geoffrey [University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Adamovics, John [Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey (United States)] [Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey (United States); Kirkpatrick, John P. [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States)] [Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of Remote 3-Dimensional Image Guided Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Clinical Trials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To report the process and initial experience of remote credentialing of three-dimensional (3D) image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) as part of the quality assurance (QA) of submitted data for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) clinical trials; and to identify major issues resulting from this process and analyze the review results on patient positioning shifts. Methods and Materials: Image guided radiation therapy datasets including in-room positioning CT scans and daily shifts applied were submitted through the Image Guided Therapy QA Center from institutions for the IGRT credentialing process, as required by various RTOG trials. A centralized virtual environment is established at the RTOG Core Laboratory, containing analysis tools and database infrastructure for remote review by the Physics Principal Investigators of each protocol. The appropriateness of IGRT technique and volumetric image registration accuracy were evaluated. Registration accuracy was verified by repeat registration with a third-party registration software system. With the accumulated review results, registration differences between those obtained by the Physics Principal Investigators and from the institutions were analyzed for different imaging sites, shift directions, and imaging modalities. Results: The remote review process was successfully carried out for 87 3D cases (out of 137 total cases, including 2-dimensional and 3D) during 2010. Frequent errors in submitted IGRT data and challenges in the review of image registration for some special cases were identified. Workarounds for these issues were developed. The average differences of registration results between reviewers and institutions ranged between 2 mm and 3 mm. Large discrepancies in the superior-inferior direction were found for megavoltage CT cases, owing to low spatial resolution in this direction for most megavoltage CT cases. Conclusion: This first experience indicated that remote review for 3D IGRT as part of QA for RTOG clinical trials is feasible and effective. The magnitude of registration discrepancy between institution and reviewer was presented, and the major issues were investigated to further improve this remote evaluation process.

Cui Yunfeng [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Galvin, James M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, American College of Radiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Parker, William [Department of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC (Canada)] [Department of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC (Canada); Breen, Stephen [Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON (Canada); Yin Fangfang; Cai Jing [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Papiez, Lech S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (United States); Li, X. Allen [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States); Bednarz, Greg [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States); Chen Wenzhou [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Xiao Ying, E-mail: ying.xiao@jefferson.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, American College of Radiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Air Quality Improvement Program Funding -  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality  

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Improving Biodiesel and Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Improving Biodiesel and Other Fuels' Quality on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines

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Data Collection, Quality Assurance, and Analysis Plan for the 2008/2009 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Knowledge and Opinions Survey  

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13 13 DATA COLLECTION, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND ANALYSIS PLAN FOR THE 2008/2009 HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS KNOWLEDGE AND OPINIONS SURVEYS R. L. Schmoyer Tykey Truett Susan Diegel September 2008 Prepared by the OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6073 Managed by UT-BATTELLE, LLC For the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 Prepared for the Hydrogen Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, D.C. Analysis Plan: Hydrogen Surveys i 9/29/2008 TABLE OF CONTENTS ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................ii ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................

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Quality Assurance Project Plan for the HWMA/RCRA Closure Certification of the TRA-731 Caustic and Acid Storage Tank System - 1997 Notice of Violation Consent Order  

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This Quality Assurance Project Plan for the HWMA/RCRA Closure Certification of the TRA-731 Caustic and Acid Storage Tank System is one of two documents that comprise the Sampling and Analysis Plan for the HWMA/RCRA closure certification of the TRA-731 caustic and acid storage tank system at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. This plan, which provides information about the project description, project organization, and quality assurance and quality control procedures, is to be used in conjunction with the Field Sampling Plan for the HWMA/RCRA Closure Certification of the TRA-731 Caustic and Acid Storage Tank System. This Quality Assurance Project Plan specifies the procedures for obtaining the data of known quality required by the closure activities for the TRA-731 caustic and acid storage tank system.

Evans, Susan Kay; Orchard, B. J.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dosimetric performance and array assessment of plastic scintillation detectors for stereotactic radiosurgery quality assurance  

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Purpose: To compare the performance of plastic scintillation detectors (PSD) for quality assurance (QA) in stereotactic radiosurgery conditions to a microion-chamber (IC), Gafchromic EBT2 films, 60 008 shielded photon diode (SD) and unshielded diodes (UD), and assess a new 2D crosshair array prototype adapted to small field dosimetry. Methods: The PSD consists of a 1 mm diameter by 1 mm long scintillating fiber (BCF-60, Saint-Gobain, Inc.) coupled to a polymethyl-methacrylate optical fiber (Eska premier, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan). Output factors (S{sub c,p}) for apertures used in radiosurgery ranging from 4 to 40 mm in diameter have been measured. The PSD crosshair array (PSDCA) is a water equivalent device made up of 49 PSDs contained in a 1.63 cm radius area. Dose profiles measurements were taken for radiosurgery fields using the PSDCA and were compared to other dosimeters. Moreover, a typical stereotactic radiosurgery treatment using four noncoplanar arcs was delivered on a spherical phantom in which UD, IC, or PSD was placed. Using the Xknife planning system (Integra Radionics Burlington, MA), 15 Gy was prescribed at the isocenter, where each detector was positioned. Results: Output Factors measured by the PSD have a mean difference of 1.3% with Gafchromic EBT2 when normalized to a 10 x 10 cm{sup 2} field, and 1.0% when compared with UD measurements normalized to the 35 mm diameter cone. Dose profiles taken with the PSD crosshair array agreed with other single detectors dose profiles in spite of the presence of the 49 PSDs. Gamma values comparing 1D dose profiles obtained with PSD crosshair array with Gafchromic EBT2 and UD measured profiles shows 98.3% and 100.0%, respectively, of detector passing the gamma acceptance criteria of 0.3 mm and 2%. The dose measured by the PSD for a complete stereotactic radiosurgery treatment is comparable to the planned dose corrected for its SD-based S{sub c,p} within 1.4% and 0.7% for 5 and 35 mm diameter cone, respectively. Furthermore, volume averaging of the IC can be observed for the 5 mm aperture where it differs by as much as 9.1% compared to the PSD measurement. The angular dependency of the UD is also observed, unveiled by an under-response around 2.5% of both 5 and 35 mm apertures. Conclusions: Output Factors and dose profiles measurements performed, respectively, with the PSD and the PSDCA were in agreement with those obtained with the UD and EBT2 films. For stereotactic radiosurgery treatment verification, the PSD gives accurate results compared to the planning system and the IC once the latter is corrected to compensate for the averaging effect of the IC. The PSD provides precise results when used as a single detector or in a dense array, resulting in a great potential for stereotactic radiosurgery QA measurements.

Gagnon, Jean-Christophe; Theriault, Dany; Guillot, Mathieu; Archambault, Louis; Beddar, Sam; Gingras, Luc; Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d' Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d' Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, Unit 94, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d' Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada)

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Efficient and reliable 3D dose quality assurance for IMRT by combining independent dose calculations with measurements  

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Purpose: Advanced radiotherapy treatments require appropriate quality assurance (QA) to verify 3D dose distributions. Moreover, increase in patient numbers demand efficient QA-methods. In this study, a time efficient method that combines model-based QA and measurement-based QA was developed; i.e., the hybrid-QA. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the model-based QA and to evaluate time efficiency of the hybrid-QA method. Methods: Accuracy of the model-based QA was determined by comparison of COMPASS calculated dose with Monte Carlo calculations for heterogeneous media. In total, 330 intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment plans were evaluated based on the mean gamma index (GI) with criteria of 3%/3mm and classification of PASS (GI {<=} 0.4), EVAL (0.4 < GI > 0.6), and FAIL (GI {>=} 0.6). Agreement between model-based QA and measurement-based QA was determined for 48 treatment plans, and linac stability was verified for 15 months. Finally, time efficiency improvement of the hybrid-QA was quantified for four representative treatment plans. Results: COMPASS calculated dose was in agreement with Monte Carlo dose, with a maximum error of 3.2% in heterogeneous media with high density (2.4 g/cm{sup 3}). Hybrid-QA results for IMRT treatment plans showed an excellent PASS rate of 98% for all cases. Model-based QA was in agreement with measurement-based QA, as shown by a minimal difference in GI of 0.03 {+-} 0.08. Linac stability was high with an average GI of 0.28 {+-} 0.04. The hybrid-QA method resulted in a time efficiency improvement of 15 min per treatment plan QA compared to measurement-based QA. Conclusions: The hybrid-QA method is adequate for efficient and accurate 3D dose verification. It combines time efficiency of model-based QA with reliability of measurement-based QA and is suitable for implementation within any radiotherapy department.

Visser, R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB (Netherlands); Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen 9714 CE (Netherlands); Wauben, D. J. L.; Godart, J.; Langendijk, J. A.; Veld, A. A. van't; Korevaar, E. W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB (Netherlands); Groot, M. de [Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen 9714 CE (Netherlands)

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Comparative analysis of structural concrete Quality Assurance practices on nine nuclear and three fossil fuel power plant construction projects. Final summary report  

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A summary of two reports, COO/4120-1 and COO/4120-2, is given. A comparative analysis was made of the Quality Assurance practices related to the structural concrete phase on nine nuclear and three fossil fuel power plant projects which are (or have been) under construction in the United States in the past ten years. For the nuclear projects the analysis identified the response of each Quality Assurance program to the applicable criteria of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B as well as to the pertinent regulatory requirements and industry standards. For the fossil projects the analysis identified the response of each Quality Assurance program to criteria similar to those which were applicable in the nuclear situation. The major emphasis was placed on the construction aspects of the structural concrete phase of each project. The engineering and design aspects were examined whenever they interfaced with the construction aspects.

Willenbrock, J.H.; Thomas, H.R. Jr.; Burati, J.J. Jr.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

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Human biospecimens are subject to a number of different collection, processing, and storage factors that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research utilizing human tissues it is critical that information regarding the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications around biospecimen-related research and help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that the contributions are valued and respected.

Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Kelly Ph.D., Andrea; Jewell Ph.D., Scott D.; McShane Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark M.D., Douglas P.; Greenspan M.D., Renata; Hayes M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut Ph.D.,, Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield Ph.D., Elizabeth; Potapova Ph.D., Olga; Riegman Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein Ph.D., Yaffa; Seijo M.S., Edward; Somiari Ph.D., Stella; Watson M.B., Peter; Weier Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu Ph.D., Claire; Vaught Ph.D., Jim

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality  

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Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea B.; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas P.; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth A.; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; Chir., B; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson,M.B., Peter

2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

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Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

National Cancer Institute; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; B.Chir., M.B.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., M.S., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson, Peter

2010-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of River Protection Assessment of Contractor Quality Assurance and Operational Awareness at Tank Farms, June 2013  

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HIAR-HANFORD-2013-06-17 HIAR-HANFORD-2013-06-17 Site: Hanford, Office of River Protection Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Office of River Protection (ORP) Assessment of Contractor Quality Assurance, Operational Awareness at Hanford Tank Farms Dates of Activity : June 17-20, 2013 Report Preparer: Robert E. Farrell Activity Description/Purpose: The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (Independent Oversight) Site Lead conducted an operational awareness visit to the ORP Hanford Tank Farms, observed a Tank Farms morning meeting, toured the C Tank Farm, and observed a heavy (34,000 pound) lift. Result: Independent Oversight, together with the ORP Facility Representative, toured the C Tank Farm to observe workers setting

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Performance of Quality Assurance Procedures for an Applied Climate Information System  

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Valid data are required to make climate assessments and to make climate-related decisions. The objective of this paper is threefold: to introduce an explicit treatment of Type I and Type II errors in evaluating the performance of quality ...

K. G. Hubbard; S. Goddard; W. D. Sorensen; N. Wells; T. T. Osugi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives | Department of Energy  

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Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Other Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Solar Water Heating Wind Program Info State Ohio Program Type Other Incentive Provider Ohio Air Quality Development Authority The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) provides assistance for new air quality projects in Ohio, for both small and large businesses. For qualifying projects, the OAQDA also projects tax benefits. For qualifying projects, the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) can provide a 100 percent exemption from the tangible personal property tax

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Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Gas Generation Testing Program at the INEL  

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The data quality objectives (DQOs) for the Program are to evaluate compliance with the limits on total gas generation rates, establish the concentrations of hydrogen and methane in the total gas flow, determine the headspace concentration of VOCs in each drum prior to the start of the test, and obtain estimates of the concentrations of several compounds for mass balance purposes. Criteria for the selection of waste containers at the INEL and the parameters that must be characterized prior to and during the tests are described. Collection of gaseous samples from 55-gallon drums of contact-handled transuranic waste for the gas generation testing is discussed. Analytical methods and calibrations are summarized. Administrative quality control measures described in this QAPjP include the generation, review, and approval of project documentation; control and retention of records; measures to ensure that personnel, subcontractors or vendors, and equipment meet the specifications necessary to achieve the required data quality for the project.

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Federal Quality Council  

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Assurance Office of Nuclear Safety Home Office of Quality Assurance Home Policy and Directives Software Quality Assurance SQA Home Central Registry Safety Software...

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A supplement to the european guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis  

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In 2006 the fourth edition of the European Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis was published by the European Commission Due to the fast developments in the field of digital mammography and the experience with digital mammography systems ... Keywords: mammography, quality control

Ruben E van Engen; Kenneth C. Young; Hilde Bosmans; Barbara Lazzari; Stephan Schopphoven; Patrice Heid; Martin Thijssen

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory annual report for 1988 to the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health: Part 5, Environment, safety, health, and quality assurance  

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This document summarizes the research programs now underway at Battelle's Pacific Northwest Laboratory in the areas of environmental safety, health, and quality assurance. Topics include internal irradiation, emergency plans, dose equivalents, risk assessment, dose equivalents, surveys, neutron dosimetry, and radiation accidents. (TEM)

Faust, L.G.; Pennell, W.T.; Selby, J.M.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality  

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Electric Ice Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Ice Resurfacers Improve Air Quality in Minnesota on AddThis.com... Sept. 14, 2013

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The DosiMap, a new 2D scintillating dosimeter for IMRT quality assurance: Characterization of two Cerenkov discrimination methods  

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New radiation therapy techniques such as IMRT present significant efficiency due to their highly conformal dose distributions. A consequence of the complexity of their dose distributions (high gradients, small irradiation fields, low dose distribution, ...) is the requirement for better precision quality assurance than in classical radiotherapy in order to compare the conformation of the delivered dose with the planned dose distribution and to guarantee the quality of the treatment. Currently this control is mostly performed by matrices of ionization chambers, diode detectors, dosimetric films, portal imaging, or dosimetric gels. Another approach is scintillation dosimetry, which has been developed in the last 15 years mainly through scintillating fiber devices. Despite having many advantages over other methods it is still at an experimental level for routine dosimetry because the Cerenkov radiation produced under irradiation represents an important stem effect. A new 2D water equivalent scintillating dosimeter, the DosiMap, and two different Cerenkov discrimination methods were developed with the collaboration of the Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire of Caen, the Comprehensive Cancer Center Francois Baclesse, and the ELDIM Co., in the frame of the MAESTRO European project. The DosiMap consists of a plastic scintillating sheet placed inside a transparent polystyrene phantom. The light distribution produced under irradiation is recorded by a CCD camera. Our first Cerenkov discrimination technique is subtractive. It uses a chessboard pattern placed in front of the scintillator, which provides a background signal containing only Cerenkov light. Our second discrimination technique is colorimetric. It performs a spectral analysis of the light signal, which allows the unfolding of the Cerenkov radiation and the scintillation. Tests were carried out with our DosiMap prototype and the performances of the two discrimination methods were assessed. The comparison of the dose measurements performed with the DosiMap and with dosimetric films for three different irradiation configurations showed discrepancies smaller than 3.5% for a 2 mm spatial resolution. Two innovative discrimination solutions were demonstrated to separate the scintillation from the Cerenkov radiation. It was also shown that the DosiMap, which is water equivalent, fast, and user friendly, is a very promising tool for radiotherapy quality assurance.

Frelin, A-M.; Fontbonne, J-M.; Ban, G.; Colin, J.; Labalme, M.; Batalla, A.; Vela, A.; Boher, P.; Braud, M.; Leroux, T. [Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, 6 Bd du Marechal Juin, F14050 Caen (France); Unite de Radiophysique, Centre Francois Baclesse, Avenue General Harris, BP 5026, F14076 Caen Cedex 5 (France); ELDIM, 1185 Rue d'Epron, F14200 Herouville Saint Clair (France)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Assurance of Pecans by Irradiation without a Detrimental Effect on Quality  

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Pecan nuts might become contaminated with foodborne pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. coli., through birds and other potential sources of contamination that can lead to serious illness or even death, as well as financial losses. For example, the outbreak of Salmonella in pecan products in Texas caused major product recalls in 2010. Irradiation with electron beams could be an effective method of preventing potential outbreaks without changing the pecans' taste, color and flavor and without causing any risk of recontamination before the product reaches the consumer. However, when irradiation is applied alone, the shelf life of the product is decelerated because of the detrimental effect of lipid oxidation. Therefore, to extend the shelf of the pecans while assuring their safety, irradiation of pecans under modified atmosphere packing (MAP) conditions could be a viable option. This research showed that when treated with electron beams, surrogates of Escherichia coli (a cocktail of BAA-1427, BAA-1428, and BAA-1430), and Salmonella (S. Typhimurium LT2) were more resistant to ionizing radiation (higher D10 values) when packed under vacuum (VP) than under air or other MAP conditions. This research also showed that lipid oxidation in pecans (due to exposure to ionizing radiation) shows a lag phase, probably due to the antioxidants present in pecan nuts. The lag phase represents a delay period before the pecan nuts start to get rancid (increase in PV formation), and it is best described by a modified Gompertz model. Kinetic evaluation of the lipid oxidation reaction suggests that the dose level has a more drastic effect in PV formation than the type of package used during the irradiation treatment, e.g., vacuum packed versus nitrogen-packed. Moreover, accelerated shelf life studies (4 weeks at 48.9oC) showed that vacuum-packed (VP) pecans can be stored at -25 degrees C up to three years, while irradiated (at 3.0 kGy) VP pecans can be stored only for eight months, without the detrimental effects of lipid oxidation. Therefore, irradiation of pecans under air at 3.0 kGy reduces the shelf life of the nuts in terms of rancidity, but vacuum-packaging can be used to extend their shelf-life. Irradiation in oxygen packaging increases rancidity and the oxidation reaction rate accelerates with increasing dose. Irradiation under nitrogen packaging requires lower doses to achieve the almost same number of log reductions in microbial population. The use of nitrogen packaging also inhibits the oxidative reaction leading to rancidity in pecans. Although there are some drawbacks to the application of nitrogen packaging in an irradiation plant (special machinery and packaging films (permeability specifications for N2 gas)), the savings induced by avoiding recalls may make this technology worthy of consideration.

Karagoz, Isin 1983-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of EneDepartment of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Sitergy  

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Department of Energy Quality Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site DOE/IG-0894 September 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 30, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Department of Energy is constructing the $12.2 billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) to vitrify approximately 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous

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Development of a one-stop beam verification system using electronic portal imaging devices for routine quality assurance  

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In this study, a computer-based system for routine quality assurance (QA) of a linear accelerator (linac) was developed by using the dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device (EPID). An acrylic template phantom was designed such that it could be placed on the EPID and be aligned with the light field of the collimator. After irradiation, portal images obtained from the EPID were transferred in DICOM format to a computer and analyzed using a program we developed. The symmetry, flatness, field size, and congruence of the light and radiation fields of the photon beams from the linac were verified simultaneously. To validate the QA system, the ion chamber and film (X-Omat V2; Kodak, New York, NY) measurements were compared with the EPID measurements obtained in this study. The EPID measurements agreed with the film measurements. Parameters for beams with energies of 6 MV and 15 MV were obtained daily for 1 month using this system. It was found that our QA tool using EPID could substitute for the film test, which is a time-consuming method for routine QA assessment.

Lim, Sangwook, E-mail: medicalphysics@hotmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Seo-gu, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Ma, Sun Young; Jeung, Tae Sig [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Seo-gu, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Yi, Byong Yong [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Lee, Sang Hoon [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Jung-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Suk [Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Sam Ju [Department of Radiation Oncology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji General Hospital, Nowon-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Jinho [Department of Radiation Oncology, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Namdong-gu, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Verification and Validation Plan Activities, 2011 -- SAPHIRE 8 Quality Assurance  

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SV&V Updates through FY11 An official update was released in February 2011. This update was to add a new automated test, to revise the SV&V wording to indicate the operational life cycle that SAPHIRE 8 has entered, and to provide design documentation for Inspection Planning Reports (which evolved into the Plant Risk Information e-Book (PRIB)) and Analysis Speed Improvements. Another update to the SV&V will be released in conjunction with this report in September 2011 to include the following: two new automated tests, the inclusion of metrics into the testing regime and references to the addition of the Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review processes.

Kurt G. Vedros; Curtis L. Smith

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality improvement and control based on defect reduction  

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This thesis addresses the quality improvement in a printing process at a food packaging company now experiencing hundreds of printing defects. Methodologies of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC), and ...

Dai, Qi, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbiological, Geochemical and Hydrologic Processes Controlling Uranium Mobility: An Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Site at Rifle, Colorado, Quality Assurance Project Plan  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is cleaning up and/or monitoring large, dilute plumes contaminated by metals, such as uranium and chromium, whose mobility and solubility change with redox status. Field-scale experiments with acetate as the electron donor have stimulated metal-reducing bacteria to effectively remove uranium [U(VI)] from groundwater at the Uranium Mill Tailings Site in Rifle, Colorado. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a multidisciplinary team of national laboratory and academic collaborators has embarked on a research proposed for the Rifle site, the object of which is to gain a comprehensive and mechanistic understanding of the microbial factors and associated geochemistry controlling uranium mobility so that DOE can confidently remediate uranium plumes as well as support stewardship of uranium-contaminated sites. This Quality Assurance Project Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the Rifle Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Project.

Fix, N. J.

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ventilation Controller for Improved Indoor Air Quality  

Iain Walker and colleagues at Berkeley Lab have developed a dynamic control system for whole-house ventilation fans that provides maximal air quality while reducing by 18-44% the energy spent on ventilation. The system, the Residential Integrated ...

286

Fermilab Quality Assurance Plan  

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DIVISION Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director for the Computing Sector and the CIO, the Heads of the Scientific Computing Division and Core Computing Division are...

287

Quality Assurance: Guides  

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last updated on January 15, 2013 CONTACT US l DOING BUSINESS WITH DOE l DOE Phone Book l DOE DIRECTIVES l SMALL BUSINESS U.S. Department of Energy l 1000 Independence Avenue, SW l...

288

Quality Assurance: Contacts  

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QA Technical AssistanceQA Web Liaison (301) 903-2068 Mary Haughey, QA PolicyDirectives (301) 903-2867 Subir Sen, HEPA FilterSoftware QA (301) 903-6571 This page was last...

289

Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This model documentation is designed to assist State and local governments in pursuing wind energy purchases as a control measure under regional air quality plans. It is intended to support efforts to draft State Implementation Plans (SIPs), including wind energy purchases, to ensure compliance with the standard for ground-level ozone established under the Clean Air Act.

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2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Quality Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Measurement Quality Assurance Program , coordinated by ... see all Quality programs and projects ... ... Events. 2014 Examiner Training Schedule. NIST ...

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

291

Improving National Air Quality Forecasts with Satellite Aerosol Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate air quality forecasts can allow for mitigation of the health risks associated with high levels of air pollution. During September 2003, a team of NASA, NOAA, and EPA researchers demonstrated a prototype tool for improving fine ...

Jassim Al-Saadi; James Szykman; R. Bradley Pierce; Chieko Kittaka; Doreen Neil; D. Allen Chu; Lorraine Remer; Liam Gumley; Elaine Prins; Lewis Weinstock; Clinton MacDonald; Richard Wayland; Fred Dimmick; Jack Fishman

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Improving search quality of the Google search appliance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, we describe various experiments on the ranking function of the Google Search Appliance to improve search quality. An evolutionary computation framework is implemented and applied to optimize various parameter ...

Nguyen, Huy, M. Eng (Huy Le). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Quality Improvement of Recycled Plastic Products Using Mixture Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recycling plastic has several advantages such as reducing consumption of energy, non-renewable fossil fuels use, and global emissions of carbon dioxide. In this study, the manufacturer would like to improve product quality and decrease cost of the products ... Keywords: recycled plastics, plastic properties, quality, mixture experiment, response surface methodology

Charnnarong Saikaew; Panita Sripaya

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Technical and Economic Considerations for Power Quality Improvements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses technical application issues and analyzes economic cost payback for power quality mitigation solutions. The solutions described are targeted at improving the process uptime for end-use customer equipment. These solutions range from modification at the substation level to customer-specified ride-through of new equipment. The report focuses on the different solutions at each level and provides expectations in terms of the relative improvements gained if the solutions are implemented.

2001-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

295

Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control Daniel J. Tylavsky--Eventually all large transformers will be dynamically loaded using models updated regularly from field measured data. Models obtained from measured data give more accurate results than models based on transformer

296

Prioritizing wood energy crop feedstock qualities for biofuel systems improvement  

SciTech Connect

Knowledge engineering or expert systems is needed in biofuel systems to adequately prioritize wood energy crop traits on which research and development should focus. Objectives at the various stages of the total biofuel process are clarifying the demands that will be placed on feedstock qualities. These objectives are forming more clearly from developments in the growing, handling, and conversion of wood under operational and regulatory circumstances. A process for systematic prioritization of wood qualities for possible improvement is presented in the content of the entire biofuel process.

Ranney, J.W.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Prioritizing wood energy crop feedstock qualities for biofuel systems improvement  

SciTech Connect

Knowledge engineering or expert systems is needed in biofuel systems to adequately prioritize wood energy crop traits on which research and development should focus. Objectives at the various stages of the total biofuel process are clarifying the demands that will be placed on feedstock qualities. These objectives are forming more clearly from developments in the growing, handling, and conversion of wood under operational and regulatory circumstances. A process for systematic prioritization of wood qualities for possible improvement is presented in the content of the entire biofuel process.

Ranney, J.W.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

298

Angela MartinEmbracing Quality in Local Public Health: Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Embracing Quality in Local Public Health: Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook has truly been a collaborative effort. We, its principal authors, spent hours, days, weeks, and months researching, writing, reviewing, obsessing, and haggling amicably over content. We know, beyond doubt, this effort would never have come to fruition without the extremely hard work of the following knowledgeable and dedicated people. Gratefully, we thank and acknowledge:

Debra Scamarcia Tews; Marti Kay Sherry; James A. Butler; Debra Scamarcia Tews; Marti Kay Sherry; James A. Butl

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Determinants of quality assurance for common good in an e-environment of man-machine symbiosis: "quality is the sine qua non of the digital economy"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Marketing in a computer mediated environment presents numerous challenges. The emergence of internet-based business has radically transformed the global political, economic and social landscape over the past decade. Man-machine symbiosis is an expected ... Keywords: common good, e-marketing, individual quality, quality determinants, systemic quality

Ralph Palliam; Rawda Awwad

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular  

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Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems Title Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2005 Authors Apte, Michael G., Michael Spears, Chi-Ming Lai, and Derek G. Shendell Conference Name Proceedings of Sustainable Buildings 2005 Conference Pagination 1432-1437 Conference Location Tokyo, Japan, September 27-29, 2005 Abstract The factory-built relocatable classroom (RC) is a dominant force in the school facility construction industry in the United States (U.S.) and elsewhere. It is estimated that there are approximately 650,000 RCs currently occupied in the U.S., housing about 16 million students. RCs receive public attention due to complaints about poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Both measured data and anecdotal evidence in California have suggested excessive acoustical noise from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment as a central factor leading to degraded IEQ. In the U.S., RCs are typically equipped with unitary exterior wall-mount HVAC systems, and interior acoustical noise due to structural and airborne transmission can reach levels of about 58dB(A) with compressor cycling, under unoccupied conditions. Due to these noise levels teachers often simply choose to turn off the HVAC, leading to inadequate ventilation, as well as poor thermal conditioning, and thus to poor indoor air quality. Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds including formaldehyde are common. We discuss the acoustic component of our efforts to develop and test energy efficient HVAC systems that address the ventilation, controls, and acoustic requirements necessary to ensure high quality indoor environments in RCs

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Quality assurance plan for the Close Support Laboratory for the remedial investigation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

The primary purpose of the Close Support Laboratory (CSL) is to provide rapid radiological screening of investigation-derived samples before they are shipped to off-site laboratories for more detailed analyses. Analyses for volatile organic compounds and miscellaneous water quality parameters are also performed at the CSL. CSL data are also used to select samples for off-site laboratory analysis, for rapid qualitative and quantitative determinations, and for other processes when off-site analysis is not needed and/or is impractical. This plan specifies methods of implementing analytical and radiological protocols and procedures for the documentation, handling, control, and analysis of samples and describes the levels of authority and responsibility for laboratory operation. Specific quality control methods used by the CSL for individual analyses are described in project procedures.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

303

Review: A review of data mining applications for quality improvement in manufacturing industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many quality improvement (QI) programs including six sigma, design for six sigma, and kaizen require collection and analysis of data to solve quality problems. Due to advances in data collection systems and analysis tools, data mining (DM) has widely ... Keywords: Classification, Data mining, Data mining software, Design for six sigma, Knowledge discovery in databases, Manufacturing, Parameter optimisation, Prediction, Quality description, Quality improvement, Six sigma

Gülser Köksal; ?nci Batmaz; Murat Caner Testik

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Improvement of Low Quality Meat Utilizing Functional Ingredients  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Alternative methods to reduce the variation caused by pale, soft, and exudative (PSE) and dark, firm, and dry (DFD) conditions in meat tissues need to be examined. The objective of this dissertation was to determine if functional ingredients, like hydrocolloids and bicarbonates, improved the quality of PSE and DFD meat. This was accomplished by examining the rheological characteristics of meat model systems and products after enhancement with hydrocolloids and bicarbonates ingredient solutions. These results will be used to formulate and manufacture either enhanced beef steaks, beef roasts, or frankfurters to test the efficacy of use to improve the quality of DFD or PSE meat. The flow behavior, steady-shear viscosity, and dynamic testing of hydrocolloid solutions were determined. Torsion Analysis (TA) and Texture Profile Analysis (TPA) were performed on PSE muscle tissue gel samples and frankfurters. Raw and cooked CIE color space values, pH, and sensory evaluation determination were made on meat gel samples, beef steaks, roast beef, and frankfurters. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (1.0%HPMC), methylcellulose (1.0%SGMC), and konjac flour (0.125%KF) were found to be Newtonian in behavior. The dynamic moduli of these ingredients were resistant to changes in ionic strength and were tested for viability in a meat model system. Potassium bicarbonate (KHCO) was a viable substitute for sodium bicarbonate. The synergistic effect of combining KHCO with hydrocolloids, salt and sodium phosphate (SP) improved the color, pH, and textural properties of PSE ground pork and frankfurters, but did not effect sensory characteristics. Acetic acid (AA), KF, and xanthan gum (XG) were added to beef steaks and bottom rounds to reduce the meat quality variation caused by high pH and animal age. The addition of AA and hydrocolloid treatments improved the color and pH of high pH muscles and did not appreciable affect shelf-life flavor of cooked roast beef. Solutions of AA, KF and XG were viable enhancement treatments for use in high pH beef bottom rounds to produce a fully cooked roast beef product.

Booren, Betsy Lyn

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Quality assurance project plan for the Chestnut Ridge Fly Ash Pond Stabilization Project at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

The Chestnut Ridge Fly Ash Pond Stabilization (CRFAPS) Project will stabilize a 19-m-high (62-ft-high) earthen embankment across Upper McCoy Branch situated along the southern slope of Chestnut Ridge. This task will be accomplished by raising the crest of the embankment, reinforcing the face of the embankment, removing trees from the face and top of the embankment, and repairing the emergency spillway. The primary responsibilities of the team members are: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., (Energy Systems) will be responsible for project integration, technical support, Title 3 field support, environmental oversight, and quality assurance (QA) oversight of the project; Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation (FWENC) will be responsible for design and home office Title 3 support; MK-Ferguson of Oak Ridge Company (MK-F) will be responsible for health and safety, construction, and procurement of construction materials. Each of the team members has a QA program approved by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations. This project-specific QA project plan (QAPP), which is applicable to all project activities, identifies and integrates the specific QA requirements from the participant`s QA programs that are necessary for this project.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

DATA COLLECTION, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND ANALYSIS PLAN FOR THE 2008/2009 HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS KNOWLEDGE AND OPINIONS SURVEYS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The 2008/2009 Knowledge and Opinions Survey, conducted for the Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program will measure the levels of awareness and understanding of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies within five target populations: (1) the general public, (2) students, (3) personnel in state and local governments, (4) potential end users of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technologies in business and industry, and (5) safety and code officials. The ultimate goal of the surveys is a statistically valid, nationally based assessment. Distinct information collections are required for each of the target populations. Each instrument for assessing baseline knowledge is targeted to the corresponding population group. While many questions are identical across all populations, some questions are unique to each respondent group. The biggest data quality limitation of the hydrogen survey data (at least of the general public and student components) will be nonresponse bias. To ensure as high a response rate as possible, various measures will be taken to minimize nonresponse, including automated callbacks, cycling callbacks throughout the weekdays, and availability of Spanish speaking interviewers. Statistical adjustments (i.e., sampling weights) will also be used to account for nonresponse and noncoverage. The primary objective of the data analysis is to estimate the proportions of target population individuals who would respond to the questions in the various possible ways. Data analysis will incorporate necessary adjustments for the sampling design and sampling weights (i.e., probability sampling). Otherwise, however, the analysis will involve standard estimates of proportions of the interviewees responding in various ways to the questions. Sample-weight-adjusted contingency table chi-square tests will also be computed to identify differences between demographic groups The first round of Knowledge and Opinions Surveys was conducted in 2004. Analysis of these surveys produced a baseline assessment of technical knowledge about hydrogen and fuel cells and a statistically valid description of opinions about safety and potential usage in the United States. The current surveys will repeat the process used in 2004. In addition the 2008/2009 survey results will be compared with the 2004 baseline results to assess changes in knowledge levels and opinions. In 2011/2012, the surveys will be repeated, and changes in knowledge and opinions will again be assessed. The information gained from these surveys will be used to enhance and update the DOE Hydrogen Program's education efforts.

Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Truett, Lorena Faith [ORNL; Diegel, Susan W [ORNL

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

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

308

Accelerating PV Cost Effectiveness Through Systems Design, Engineering, and Quality Assurance: Phase I Annual Technical Report, 4 November 2004 - 3 November 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During Phase I of this PV Manufacturing R&D subcontract, PowerLight Corporation has made significant progress toward the reduction of installed costs for commercial-scale, rooftop PV systems. PowerLight has worked to reduce operating costs by improving long-term reliability and performance through the development of more sophisticated tools used in system design and monitoring. Additionally, PowerLight has implemented design improvements with the goal of reducing cost while maintaining and/or improving product quality. As part of this effort, PowerLight also modified manufacturing and shipping processes to accommodate these design changes, streamline material flow, reduce cost, and decrease waste streams. During Phase II of this project, PowerLight plans to continue this work with the goal of reducing system cost and improving system performance.

Botkin, J.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Raya James Johnson Rad/Mixed Waste** Steve Bakhtiar – Leadhazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste at the Hazardoustraining. Radioactive and mixed waste generators must take

Waste Management Group

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011  

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

for DOE personnel who provide assistance, direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of safety software that includes: * Safety system software; * Safety and hazard...

311

Quality Assurance in Atmospheric Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes a number of best practices associated with the use of numerical models of the atmosphere and is motivated by the rapid growth in the number of model users, who have a range of scientific and technical preparations. An underlying ...

Thomas T. Warner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

DOE Order on Quality Assurance  

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

The purpose of this order is to ensure that Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), products and services meet or exceed customers’ requirements and...

313

Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... as member sizes increased, strain demands on the ... 6. Seismic Weld Demand Category and Seismic ... measuring device) and the lubricant present, ...

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Quality Assurance Exchange April 2007  

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

2 2 A p r i l 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : EM Initiates QA Evaluation Plan 1 WTS Shares Issues Management Program 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Preparing to be Audited 2 SQA Work Activity #5 Software Requirements Identification and Management 4 Communication is Key When Auditing Suppliers 5 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 6 Activities, Updates, & Announcements 6 Upcoming Meetings & Conferences 7 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Identifying and correcting problems at an effective level at a DOE nuclear facility is absolutely essential. Ineffective approaches may lead to unsafe working conditions, high cost, and tarnished performance records. Washington TRU Solutions LLC (WTS) is the managing and operating (M&O) contrac-

315

Six Sigma Approach to Improve Quality in E-Services: An Empirical Study in Jordan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the application of the Six Sigma approach to improve quality in electronic services e-services as more countries are adopting e-services as a means of providing services to their people through the Web. This paper presents a case ... Keywords: Customer Service, E-Service, Information Quality, Personalization, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Six Sigma, System Quality, Website Design

Sitalakshmi Venkatraman; Salah Alhyari; Moutaz Alazab; Mamoun Alazab; Ammar Alazab

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Linking quality improvement and energy efficiency/waste reduction  

SciTech Connect

For some time industry has recognized the importance of both energy efficiency/waste reduction (ee/wr) and quality/manufacturing improvement. However, industry has not particularly recognized that manufacturing efficiency is, in part, the result of a more efficient use of energy. For that reason, the energy efficiency efforts of most companies have involved admonishing employees to save energy. Few organizations have invested resources in training programs aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste. This describes a program to demonstrate how existing utility and government training and incentive programs can be leveraged to increase ee/wr and benefit both industry and consumers. Fortunately, there are a variety of training tools and resources that can be applied to educating workers on the benefits of energy efficiency and waste reduction. What is lacking is a method of integrating ee/wr training with other important organizational needs. The key, therefore, is to leverage ee/wr investments with other organizational improvement programs. There are significant strides to be made by training industry to recognize fully the contribution that energy efficiency gains make to the bottom line. The federal government stands in the unique position of being able to leverage the investments already made by states, utilities, and manufacturing associations by coordinating training programs and defining the contribution of energy-efficiency practices. These aims can be accomplished by: developing better measures of energy efficiency and waste reduction; promoting methods of leveraging manufacturing efficiency programs with energy efficiency concepts; helping industry understand how ee/wr investments can increase profits; promoting research on the needs of, and most effective ways to, reach the small and medium-sized businesses that so often lack the time, information, and finances to effectively use the hardware and training technologies available.

Lewis, R.E.; Moore, N.L.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Improving Data Quality Through Effective Use of Data Semantics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Data quality issues have taken on increasing importance in recent years. In our research, we have discovered that many “data quality” problems are actually “data misinterpretation” problems – that is, problems with data ...

Madnick, Stuart E.

318

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to surpass the quality of original equipment manufacturers' internal production ... core values and concepts into an assessment vehicle for determining ...

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

319

A software development tool for improving quality of service in distributed database systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Distributed Database Management Systems (DDBMS) are measured by their Quality of Service (QoS) improvements on the real world applications. To analyze the behavior of the distributed database system and to measure its quality of service performance, ...

Ismail Omar Hababeh

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Reduction of Middle-Atmospheric Forecast Bias through Improvement in Satellite Radiance Quality Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article discusses a practical problem faced in operational atmospheric forecasting and data assimilation, and efforts to improve forecast quality through the choice of quality control parameters. The need to utilize as much data as possible ...

Young-Joon Kim; William F. Campbell; Steven D. Swadley

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JM to revise DOE G 414.1-1B, Management and Independent Assessments Guide for Use with 10 CFR, Part 830, Subpart A, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance; DOE M 450.4-1, Integrated Safety Management System Manual; and DOE O 226.1A  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

Management and Independent Assessments Guide for Use with 10 CFR, Part 830, Subpart A, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance; DOE M 450.4-1, Integrated Safety ...

2013-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

322

Improved Vacuum Frying Process for High Quality Sweet Potato Chips  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Vacuum frying is a promising method for preserving the desired color, texture, and flavor of products with high sugar content. Since most vegetables and fruits degrade when processed with traditional frying, vacuum frying is an excellent alternative to high temperature processing. However, in vacuum frying the product should be pre-treated before frying to obtain a better texture. The kinetics of oil absorption and oil distribution in sweet potato chips (total, internal, and surface oil content) was studied so that effectiveness of the de-oiling system could be established. An analysis of product quality attributes (PQA) such as moisture content, oil content, microstructure, diameter shrinkage, and thickness expansion, as well as, color, texture, bulk density, true density, and porosity of chips fried at different temperatures (120, 130, and 140°C) was performed to evaluate the effect of process temperature on the product. The final oil content of the sweet potato chips was 0.178±0.007, 0.178±0.011, and 0.172±0.002 g/g solid for frying temperatures of 120, 130, and 140ºC, respectively. These values were lower (~60% less) than those found in traditionally fried sweet potato chip, which indicates that the de-oiling mechanism is crucial in vacuum frying processing. It was found that the rate of change in PQAs is greatly affected by temperature; however, the final values of bulk density, true density, porosity, diameter shrinkage, and thickness expansion were not affected by temperature. The texture of the samples was affected by temperature, with the chips fried at 140 degrees C being crispier. In terms of color, the L* and color b* values decreased as temperature increased. While color a* was not affected by temperature. In this study, a two-stage frying process was also evaluated to improve the flavor and texture of sweet potato chips. First, a basket filled with the sweet potato slices was submerged into the oil under atmospheric conditions. As soon as the potato slices were partially cooked (1 min), the pressure was lowered to 1.33 kPa (vacuum frying stage) and the product fried for 2 more min. The products were fried at 130 degrees C for different interval of times. Starch gelatinization, texture, moisture content, and oil content were evaluated at each time interval. Sensory analysis was accomplished by using a consumer panel with 50 members. The samples were compared with the on-stage frying and atmospheric frying processes. The two-stage fried chips had better appearance and texture compared to the ones that were only fried under vacuum or atmospheric conditions. The samples were lighter and more yellow than the chips fried under the single-stage process. In vacuum frying, the temperature of the chips does not reach the gelatinization temperature until most of the water is evaporated. Therefore, there is not sufficient moisture content in the product for gelatinization to occur completely. As a result, the product has a glassy texture. In the two stage frying, the atmospheric frying prior to vacuum frying helps the starch to gelatinize thus producing a better product in terms of texture, oil content, and flavor. The atmospheric fried samples were darker in color and had a scorch taste. The degree of starch gelatinization was 21% higher for the two-stage fried samples than the single-stage fried ones. The application of the dual stage enhances the quality of sweet potato chips, improves consumer satisfaction, and reduces the need for space, cost, and any other needs of blanching pre-treatment to the sweet potato manufacturers.

Ravli, Yagmur 1985-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Development of a novel quality assurance system based on rolled-up and rolled-out radiochromic films in volumetric modulated arc therapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To develop a cylindrical phantom with rolled-up radiochromic films and dose analysis software in the rolled-out plane for quality assurance (QA) in volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Methods: The phantom consists of an acrylic cylindrical body wrapped with radiochromic film inserted into an outer cylindrical shell of 5 cm thickness. The rolled-up films with high spatial resolution enable detection of specific dose errors along the arc trajectory of continuously irradiated and modulated beams in VMAT. The developed dose analysis software facilitates dosimetric evaluation in the rolled-up and rolled-out planes of the film; the calculated doses on the corresponding points where the rolled-up film was placed were reconstructed into a rectangular dose matrix equivalent to that of the rolled-out plane of the film. The VMAT QA system was implemented in 3 clinical cases of prostate, nasopharynx, and pelvic metastasis. Each calculated dose on the rolled-out plane was compared with measurement values by modified gamma evaluation. Detected positions of dose disagreement on the rolled-out plane were also distinguished in cylindrical coordinates. The frequency of error occurrence and error distribution were summarized in a histogram and in an axial view of rolled-up plane to intuitively identify the corresponding positions of detected errors according to the gantry angle. Results: The dose matrix reconstructed from the developed VMAT QA system was used to verify the measured dose distribution along the arc trajectory. Dose discrepancies were detected on the rolled-out plane and visualized on the calculated dose matrix in cylindrical coordinates. The error histogram obtained by gamma evaluation enabled identification of the specific error frequency at each gantry angular position. The total dose error occurring on the cylindrical surface was in the range of 5%-8% for the 3 cases. Conclusions: The developed system provides a practical and reliable QA method to detect dosimetric errors according to the gantry angle. Film dosimetry based on rolled-up and rolled-out techniques leads to dose verification in the subspaces of the 3D dose volume. The system can be employed as an alternative tool to detect the pitfalls of planar dose verification.

Park, Ji-Yeon; Lee, Jeong-Woo; Choi, Kyoung-Sik; Lee, Jung Seok; Kim, You-Hyun; Hong, Semie; Suh, Tae-Suk [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of); Research Institute of Health Science, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul 136-703 (Korea, Republic of) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul 143-729 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Anyang SAM Hospital, Anyang 430-733 (Korea, Republic of) and Department of Biomedical Engineering and Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Anyang SAM Hospital, Anyang 430-733 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiologic Science, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul 136-703 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul 143-729 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Biomedical Engineering and Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

324

State Energy Assurance Guidelines | Department of Energy  

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

State Energy Assurance Guidelines State Energy Assurance Guidelines State Energy Assurance Guidelines The State Energy Assurance Guidelines were developed by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) with the assistance of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). The guidelines integrate the lessons learned from responding to energy emergencies in recent years and from the dialogue that has occurred at conferences, exercises and meetings on energy assurance. They encompass many topics that states may wish to consider incorporating into their plans. Foremost among these is how energy assurance can improve: planning and responding quickly and effectively to

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Energy Assurance | Department of Energy  

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Assurance Assurance Energy Assurance The Energy Sector consists of thousands of electricity, oil, and natural gas assets that are geographically dispersed and connected by systems and networks. Therefore, interdependency within the sector and across the Nation's critical infrastructure sectors is critical. The energy infrastructure provides fuel to the Nation, and in turn depends on the Nation's transportation, communications, finance, and government infrastructures. The energy systems and networks cross the Nation's borders, making international collaboration a necessary component of the Energy Sector's efforts. Protecting and improving the resiliency of the Energy Sector in the face of both manmade and natural disasters is an ongoing effort that requires continued vigilance, contingency planning, and training. With partnership

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CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory implemented a constructed wetland treatment system (CWTS) in 2000 to treat industrial discharge and stormwater from the Laboratory area. The industrial discharge volume is 3,030 m{sup 3} per day with elevated toxicity and metals (copper, zinc and mercury). The CWTS was identified as the best treatment option based on performance, capital and continuing cost, and schedule. A key factor for this natural system approach was the long-term binding capacity of heavy metals (especially copper, lead, and zinc) in the organic matter and sediments. The design required that the wetland treat the average daily discharge volume and be able to handle 83,280 m{sup 3} of stormwater runoff in a 24 hour period. The design allowed all water flow within the system to be driven entirely by gravity. The CWTS for A-01 outfall is composed of eight one-acre wetland cells connected in pairs and planted with giant bulrush to provide continuous organic matter input to the system. The retention basin was designed to hold stormwater flow and to allow controlled discharge to the wetland. The system became operational in October of 2000 and is the first wetland treatment system permitted by South Carolina DHEC for removal of metals. Because of the exceptional performance of the A-01 CWTS, the same strategy was used to improve water quality of the H-02 outfall that receives discharge and stormwater from the Tritium Area of SRS. The primary contaminants in this outfall were also copper and zinc. The design for this second system required that the wetland treat the average discharge volume of 415 m{sup 3} per day, and be able to handle 9,690 m{sup 3} of stormwater runoff in a 24 hour period. This allowed the building of a system much smaller than the A-01 CWTS. The system became operational in July 2007. Metal removal has been excellent since water flow through the treatment systems began, and performance improved with the maturation of the vegetation during the first season of growth of each system. Sediment samples after the first and third years of operation indicated that copper was being bound in the sediments very rapidly after entering the treatment system. The design of the system encourages low redox and sulfide production in the sediments. The objective is to stabilize metals, including mercury, as sulfide compounds in the sediments. Costs for maintenance and operation of the systems are minimal, consisting primarily of ensuring that the pipes are not clogged and that water is flowing through the system. The treatment cost per thousand gallons is many times less than conventional wastewater treatment facilities. Life expectancy and function of the biological system is based on the life of the engineering aspects and not the wetland ecology.

Nelson, E.

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

327

Assured Reconfiguration of Fail-Stop Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hardware dependability improvements have led to a situation in which it is sometimes unnecessary to employ extensive hardware replication to mask hardware faults. Expanding upon our previous work on assured reconfiguration for single processes and building ...

Elisabeth A. Strunk; John C. Knight; M. Anthony Aiello

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

NREL: Environment, Safety, Health and Quality - Quality  

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expertise, and supporting infrastructure required to deliver quality research, products, services, and work processes by implementing our Quality Assurance Program. Using this...

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May 2004Consumers ' Opinion of Inflation Bias Due to Quality Improvements  

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Measurement of quality changes has proven to be an especially difficult aspect of calculating unbiased rates of inflation. We propose a new methodology of capturing quality improvements based on consumer focus groups and apply this methodology in an environment where quality changes might be expected to be especially rapid and extensive, a post-communist transition economy. We find that the methodology indicates a substantial understatement of quality improvements during transition, and, therefore, a substantial overstatement of inflation resulting in a serious downward bias in growth rate estimates for post-communist economies. The move to free markets has apparently improved consumers = welfare more by improving what they can purchase than by increasing how much they can purchase. Overall, mismeasurement of quality changes may have understated Czech growth rates during the first decade after communism by as much as 5 percentage points per year.

Jan Hanousek; All K. Filer; Jan Hanousek; All K. Filer

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

High assurance smart grid  

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As electrical grids evolve through the introduction of additional 'smart' sensors and actuators, cyber security becomes an even more significant factor. Information Assurance controls must be implemented throughout the grid, from large scale power generating ... Keywords: Smart Grid, cyber security, information assurance, standards, trust model

Thomas M. Overman; Terry L. Davis; Ronald W. Sackman

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Improving best-phase image quality in cardiac CT by motion correction with MAM optimization  

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Purpose: Research in image reconstruction for cardiac CT aims at using motion correction algorithms to improve the image quality of the coronary arteries. The key to those algorithms is motion estimation, which is currently based on 3-D/3-D registration to align the structures of interest in images acquired in multiple heart phases. The need for an extended scan data range covering several heart phases is critical in terms of radiation dose to the patient and limits the clinical potential of the method. Furthermore, literature reports only slight quality improvements of the motion corrected images when compared to the most quiet phase (best-phase) that was actually used for motion estimation. In this paper a motion estimation algorithm is proposed which does not require an extended scan range but works with a short scan data interval, and which markedly improves the best-phase image quality. Methods: Motion estimation is based on the definition of motion artifact metrics (MAM) to quantify motion artifacts in a 3-D reconstructed image volume. The authors use two different MAMs, entropy, and positivity. By adjusting the motion field parameters, the MAM of the resulting motion-compensated reconstruction is optimized using a gradient descent procedure. In this way motion artifacts are minimized. For a fast and practical implementation, only analytical methods are used for motion estimation and compensation. Both the MAM-optimization and a 3-D/3-D registration-based motion estimation algorithm were investigated by means of a computer-simulated vessel with a cardiac motion profile. Image quality was evaluated using normalized cross-correlation (NCC) with the ground truth template and root-mean-square deviation (RMSD). Four coronary CT angiography patient cases were reconstructed to evaluate the clinical performance of the proposed method. Results: For the MAM-approach, the best-phase image quality could be improved for all investigated heart phases, with a maximum improvement of the NCC value by 100% and of the RMSD value by 81%. The corresponding maximum improvements for the registration-based approach were 20% and 40%. In phases with very rapid motion the registration-based algorithm obtained better image quality, while the image quality of the MAM algorithm was superior in phases with less motion. The image quality improvement of the MAM optimization was visually confirmed for the different clinical cases. Conclusions: The proposed method allows a software-based best-phase image quality improvement in coronary CT angiography. A short scan data interval at the target heart phase is sufficient, no additional scan data in other cardiac phases are required. The algorithm is therefore directly applicable to any standard cardiac CT acquisition protocol.

Rohkohl, Christopher; Bruder, Herbert; Stierstorfer, Karl [Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany); Flohr, Thomas [Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany); Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard Karls University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076 Tuebingen (Germany)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

334

Use of Long Time-series ACRF Measurements to Improve Data Quality Analysis  

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2, 2008 2, 2008 Eighteenth ARM Science Team Meeting 1 Use of Long Time-Series ACRF Measurements to Improve Data Quality Analysis Sean Moore Mission Research and Technical Services Santa Barbara, CA ARM Data Quality Office University of Oklahoma Norman, OK March 12, 2008 Eighteenth ARM Science Team Meeting 2 ARM Data Quality Office Full Time Staff *Ken Kehoe *Randy Peppler *Karen Sonntag *Justin Monroe Student Analysts *Nathan Hiers (Sr) *Stephen Mullens (Sr) *Kimberly Rabon (Jr) *Lacey Evans (Jr) ARM Data Quality Office, National Weather Center The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Sean Moore Mission Research and Technical Services Santa Barbara, CA March 12, 2008 Eighteenth ARM Science Team Meeting 3 Daily Quality Checks * Automated software checks every measurement for outliers against some pre-defined limits.

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Secretary Chu Announces Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Assurance  

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Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives Secretary Chu Announces Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives Secretary Chu Announces Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives, Recovery Act Funding to Help Communities Prepare for Energy Emergencies and Disruptions Secretary Chu Announces Over $8 Million to Support Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives More Documents & Publications Enabling States and Localities to Improve Energy Assurance and Resiliency Planning (September 2010) The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) Bulletin, April 1 2010, Volume 1 No. 2 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Assurance Planning

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RMOTC - Testing - Flow Assurance  

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Flow Assurance Flow Assurance RMOTC Flow Loop Facility Layout Notice: As of July 15th 2013, the Department of Energy announced the intent to sell Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3 (NPR3). The sale of NPR-3 will also include the sale of all equipment and materials onsite. A decision has been made by the Department of Energy to complete testing at RMOTC by July 1st, 2014. RMOTC will complete testing in the coming year with the currently scheduled testing partners. For more information on the sale of NPR-3 and sale of RMOTC equipment and materials please join our mailing list here. Over a decade ago, RMOTC began cooperatively building a full-scale facility to test new flow assurance technology, mainly in the areas of hydrates and paraffins. Today, RMOTC's test facility consists of five individual loop

337

GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm  

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: 40-50' wide, 400-500' length § Bird density: 1 square foot/bird, 20,000 birds1 GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm per house § Heating and cooling required § Intensive ventilation to maintain air

338

The DEDUCE Guided Query tool: Providing simplified access to clinical data for research and quality improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many healthcare organizations, comparative effectiveness research and quality improvement (QI) investigations are hampered by a lack of access to data created as a byproduct of patient care. Data collection often hinges upon either manual chart review ... Keywords: Clinical informatics, Computerized health care evaluation mechanisms, Hospital information systems, Medical informatics, Medical records systems, Translational research

Monica M. Horvath; Stephanie Winfield; Steve Evans; Steve Slopek; Howard Shang; Jeffrey Ferranti

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Improving Performance and Quality of Working Life: A Model for Organizational Health  

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Improving Performance and Quality of Working Life: A Model for Organizational Health Assessment of organizational health blends the pursuit of individual wellness with organiza- tional effectiveness to yield a strategy for economic resilience. This article introduces a novel model for organizational health

Huang, Samuel H.

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Quality Report SQAS95-001  

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Quality Report SQAS95-001 Planning for a Software Process Assessment May 1995 Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Quality Managers United States...

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Recovery Act: Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives | Department of  

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Local Energy Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives Recovery Act: Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives View Local Energy Assurance Planning Recipients by City Read more View Local Energy Assurance Planning Recipients - City Populations Read more View the full list of Local Energy Assurance Planning Recipients Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on February 19, 2010 that the Department of Energy was making selection of awards for more than $8 million to 43 cities and towns across the country to develop or expand local energy assurance plans that will improve electricity reliability and energy security in these communities. These emergency preparedness plans, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will help ensure local governments can recover and restore power quickly following any

342

Software assurance by bounded exhaustive testing  

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The contribution of this paper is an experiment that shows the potential value of a combination of selective reverse engineering to formal specifications and bounded exhaustive testing to improve the assurance levels of complex software. A key problem ... Keywords: TestEra, automated test case generation, bounded exhaustive testing, formal methods, reverse engineering, specification-based testing

Kevin Sullivan; Jinlin Yang; David Coppit; Sarfraz Khurshid; Daniel Jackson

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Quality Reference Samples  

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Peer-reviewed fats and oils related performance-based control samples for lab quality assurance and quality control. Quality Reference Samples Certified Reference Materials (CRM) aocs certified Certified Reference Materials chemists CRM fat fats lab labo

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The Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume Quality Assurance Project Plan  

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The purpose of the project is to conduct research at an Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge Site in the Hanford Site 300 Area, CERCLA OU 300-FF-5 (Figure 1), to investigate multi-scale mass transfer processes associated with a subsurface uranium plume impacting both the vadose zone and groundwater. The project will investigate a series of science questions posed for research related to the effect of spatial heterogeneities, the importance of scale, coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes, and measurements/approaches needed to characterize a mass-transfer dominated system. The research will be conducted by evaluating three (3) different hypotheses focused on multi-scale mass transfer processes in the vadose zone and groundwater, their influence on field-scale U(VI) biogeochemistry and transport, and their implications to natural systems and remediation. The project also includes goals to 1) provide relevant materials and field experimental opportunities for other ERSD researchers and 2) generate a lasting, accessible, and high-quality field experimental database that can be used by the scientific community for testing and validation of new conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reactive transport.

Fix, N. J.

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

345

IMPROVING BIOMASS LOGISTICS COST WITHIN AGRONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY CONSTRAINTS AND BIOMASS QUALITY TARGETS  

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Equipment manufacturers have made rapid improvements in biomass harvesting and handling equipment. These improvements have increased transportation and handling efficiencies due to higher biomass densities and reduced losses. Improvements in grinder efficiencies and capacity have reduced biomass grinding costs. Biomass collection efficiencies (the ratio of biomass collected to the amount available in the field) as high as 75% for crop residues and greater than 90% for perennial energy crops have also been demonstrated. However, as collection rates increase, the fraction of entrained soil in the biomass increases, and high biomass residue removal rates can violate agronomic sustainability limits. Advancements in quantifying multi-factor sustainability limits to increase removal rate as guided by sustainable residue removal plans, and mitigating soil contamination through targeted removal rates based on soil type and residue type/fraction is allowing the use of new high efficiency harvesting equipment and methods. As another consideration, single pass harvesting and other technologies that improve harvesting costs cause biomass storage moisture management challenges, which challenges are further perturbed by annual variability in biomass moisture content. Monitoring, sampling, simulation, and analysis provide basis for moisture, time, and quality relationships in storage, which has allowed the development of moisture tolerant storage systems and best management processes that combine moisture content and time to accommodate baled storage of wet material based upon “shelf-life.” The key to improving biomass supply logistics costs has been developing the associated agronomic sustainability and biomass quality technologies and processes that allow the implementation of equipment engineering solutions.

J. Richard Hess; Kevin L. Kenney; Christopher T. Wright; David J. Muth; William Smith

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Energy; Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series  

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Powering America Fact Sheet Series Powering America Fact Sheet Series The Montgomery County, Maryland buying group purchases wind energy from the Mountaineer Wind Energy Center in West Virginia. This fact sheet provides an overview of how electricity generated from zero-emission wind energy can help states and municipalities improve air quality, achieve attainment of Clean Air Act standards, and reduce pollution control costs for taxpayers.

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Method and apparatus for improving the quality and efficiency of ultrashort-pulse laser machining  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for improving the quality and efficiency of machining of materials with laser pulse durations shorter than 100 picoseconds by orienting and maintaining the polarization of the laser light such that the electric field vector is perpendicular relative to the edges of the material being processed. Its use is any machining operation requiring remote delivery and/or high precision with minimal collateral dames.

Stuart, Brent C. (Fremont, CA); Nguyen, Hoang T. (Livermore, CA); Perry, Michael D. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

State Energy Program Assurances - Mississippi Governor Barbour...  

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

State Energy Program Assurances - Mississippi Governor Barbour State Energy Program Assurances - Mississippi Governor Barbour Letter from Mississippi Governor Barbour providing...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Washington Governor Gregoire...  

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

State Energy Program Assurances - Washington Governor Gregoire State Energy Program Assurances - Washington Governor Gregoire Letter from Washington Governor Gregoire providing...

350

2010 Quality Council Annual Report | Department of Energy  

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2010 Quality Council Annual Report 2010 Quality Council Annual Report 2010 Quality Council Annual Report Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) Quality Council (Council) has been in effect since November 2008 and provides a corporate forum for Federal quality assurance (QA) experts from across the DOE complex to identify and address DOE QA policy needs, to identify and recommend actions for continuous improvement of the quality of DOE work, and to facilitate improvement of DOE QA program implementation and maintenance. The Council has promoted improvements in DOE's corporate approach to quality through providing a forum for interactions among quality experts in the DOE Secretarial Offices and Field Offices. It has also helped DOE quality professionals expand their networks, improve their communications complex wide, and gain

351

AISI/DOE Technology Roadmap Program: Improved Surface Quality of Exposed Automotive Sheet Steels  

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Surface quality of sheet steels is an important economic and technical issue for applications such as critical automotive surfaces. This project was therefore initiated to develop a more quantitative methodology for measuring surface imperfections, and to assess their response to forming and painting, particularly with respect to their visibility or invisibility after painting. The objectives were met, and included evaluation of a variety of imperfections present on commercial sheet surfaces or simulated using methods developed in the laboratory. The results are expected to have significant implications with respect to the methodology for assessing surface imperfections, development of quantitative criteria for surface inspection, and understanding and improving key painting process characteristics that influence the perceived quality of sheet steel surfaces.

John G. Speer; David K. Matlock; Noel Meyers; Young-Min Choi

2002-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

352

Improving IMRT-plan quality with MLC leaf position refinement post plan optimization  

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Purpose: In intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning, reducing the pencil-beam size may lead to a significant improvement in dose conformity, but also increase the time needed for the dose calculation and plan optimization. The authors develop and evaluate a postoptimization refinement (POpR) method, which makes fine adjustments to the multileaf collimator (MLC) leaf positions after plan optimization, enhancing the spatial precision and improving the plan quality without a significant impact on the computational burden. Methods: The authors' POpR method is implemented using a commercial treatment planning system based on direct aperture optimization. After an IMRT plan is optimized using pencil beams with regular pencil-beam step size, a greedy search is conducted by looping through all of the involved MLC leaves to see if moving the MLC leaf in or out by half of a pencil-beam step size will improve the objective function value. The half-sized pencil beams, which are used for updating dose distribution in the greedy search, are derived from the existing full-sized pencil beams without need for further pencil-beam dose calculations. A benchmark phantom case and a head-and-neck (HN) case are studied for testing the authors' POpR method. Results: Using a benchmark phantom and a HN case, the authors have verified that their POpR method can be an efficient technique in the IMRT planning process. Effectiveness of POpR is confirmed by noting significant improvements in objective function values. Dosimetric benefits of POpR are comparable to those of using a finer pencil-beam size from the optimization start, but with far less computation and time. Conclusions: The POpR is a feasible and practical method to significantly improve IMRT-plan quality without compromising the planning efficiency.

Niu Ying; Zhang Guowei; Berman, Barry L.; Parke, William C.; Yi Byongyong; Yu, Cedric X. [Department of Physics, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States) and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (United States); Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007 (United States); Department of Physics, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (United States)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... “Carrot Oil” results: mean ... We obtain identical results with fluorescence detection as with absorbance and with peak height as with peak area, so it is ...

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

354

NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Analyte 227 228 229 230 Units* ... Damned Lies, and Statistics" have been replaced with an ... SDlabl could not be determined, NAU is estimated as ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... For consistency, we request that laboratories use the following absorptivities (dL/g.cm): retinal, 1843 at 325 nm (ethanol); retinyl palmitate, 975 at ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... For consistency, we request that laboratories use the following absorptivities (dL/g•cm): retinal, 1843 at 325 nm (ethanol); retinyl palmitate, 975 at ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

357

Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... MD Food and Drug Administration, Atlanta, GA Food and ... Wheatridge, CO Medallion Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN Natural Factors Nutritional ...

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

358

Safety Software Quality Assurance: Central Registry  

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IMBA IMBA Expert (tm) USDOE Edition V4.0.28 2006 UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) MACCS2 V1.13.1 2004 Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) MELCOR V1.8.5 2004 Sandia National...

359

Safety Software Quality Assurance - Central Registry | Department...  

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

IMBA IMBA Expert (tm) USDOE Edition V4.0.28 2006 UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) MACCS2 V1.13.1 2004 Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) MELCOR V1.8.5 2004 Sandia National...

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NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... This All-Lab Report is reproduced as Appendix G. ... use the following absorptivities ( dL/g • em): retinol, 1843 at 325 nm (ethanol); retinyl palmitate ...

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Enforcement Letter; Quality Assurance Deficiencies Related to...  

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deficiencies involving actions by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) personnel. These deficiencies were associated with a cracked explosive event that...

362

Performance and Quality Assurance | National Nuclear Security...  

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...

363

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROJECT PLAN CSMRI SITE REMEDIATION  

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the Site. A minimal amount of this waste was above the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP of the Site contains areas with elevated concentrations of metals (but below TCLP limits) and potential areas procedure (TCLP) data. If required, the appropriate containers will be obtained from the laboratory

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Replanning During Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma  

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Purpose: Anatomic and dosimetric changes have been reported during intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of replanning on quality of life (QoL) and clinical outcomes during the course of IMRT for NPC patients. Methods and Materials: Between June 2007 and August 2011, 129 patients with NPC were enrolled. Forty-three patients received IMRT without replanning, while 86 patients received IMRT replanning after computed tomography (CT) images were retaken part way through therapy. Chinese versions of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 and Head and Neck Quality of Life Questionnaire 35 were completed before treatment began and at the end of treatment and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the completion of treatment. Overall survival (OS) data were compared using the Kaplan-Meier method. Results: IMRT replanning had a profound impact on the QoL of NPC patients, as determined by statistically significant changes in global QoL and other QoL scales. Additionally, the clinical outcome comparison indicates that replanning during IMRT for NPC significantly improved 2-year local regional control (97.2% vs 92.4%, respectively, P=.040) but did not improve 2-year OS (89.8% vs 82.2%, respectively, P=.475). Conclusions: IMRT replanning improves QoL as well as local regional control in patients with NPC. Future research is needed to determine the criteria for replanning for NPC patients undergoing IMRT.

Yang Haihua [Department of Radiation Oncology, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (China); Hu Wei, E-mail: huw@enzemed.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (China); Wang Wei; Chen Peifang; Ding Weijun [Department of Radiation Oncology, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Oncology, Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (China); Luo Wei [Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (United States)] [Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (United States)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Lube Oil PdM, Handling, and Quality Assurance Guideline, Final Report: An Addendum to the Lube Oil PdM Handling and Quality Assuranc e Interim Guideline, Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report serves as an addendum to the interim guideline that was prepared by an EPRI team to assist the member utilities in the further improvement of maintenance processes by presenting, in detail, the Key Elements of conducting comprehensive evaluations of lubrication programs and the Key Elements of setting up a well-organized lubrication program. EPRI believes that improvements will yield optimal lubrication programs. This guideline addendum also serves as an excellent reference document in that i...

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

366

Particle swarm optimisation for power quality improvement of a 12-pulse rectifier-chopper fed LCI-synchronous motor drive  

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This paper investigates the optimised passive filter combination for power quality improvement of a 12-pulse rectifier-chopper fed load commutated inverter LCI based synchronous motor SM drive. The search of optimised component values of passive filter ...

Sanjeev Singh; Bhim Singh

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Specifications to Improve Power Quality Immunity in Electronic Systems for Industrial Applications -- A Downloadable Web Product: Su ggestions for Higher Quality and Lower Cost Production  

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To help improve power quality performance in electronic process equipment, this technical progress report is made available to users for download in PDF (192K). Key power quality issues are presented to provide a systematic approach to integrating electronic equipment into the industrial environment. As with the traditional hardcopy version (1000693), the goal is to provide suggestions for a specification language that will allow end-users to integrate electronic industrial equipment with the existing el...

2000-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

368

Quantifying software quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Software Quality Assurance the quality of the program must be defined in practical and measurable terms. This is accomplished by first standardizing the error reporting technique, identifying the types and frequency of occurrence of software errors ...

Kenneth S. Hendis

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools of Toyota Lean/Rapid Improvement Events which are successful and contribute to quality improvement in a hospital.  

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?? Quality healthcare in hospitals is a serious concern for patients; complications related to medical errors are on the rise. Hospitals are beginning to look… (more)

Cardillo, Janet K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Assurance for In Situ Uranium Facilities (Texas) | Department of  

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

Financial Assurance for In Situ Uranium Facilities (Texas) Financial Assurance for In Situ Uranium Facilities (Texas) Financial Assurance for In Situ Uranium Facilities (Texas) < Back Eligibility Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility State/Provincial Govt Utility Program Info State Texas Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Owners or operators are required to provide financial assurance for in situ uranium sites. This money is required for: decommissioning, decontamination, demolition, and waste disposal for buildings, structures, foundations, equipment, and utilities; surface reclamation of contaminated area including operating areas, roads, wellfields, and surface impoundments; groundwater restoration in mining areas; radiological surveying and environmental monitoring; and long-term radiation and

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Education Program for Improved Water Quality in Copano Bay Final Report  

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The Copano Bay watershed covers approximately 1.4 million acres encompassing portions of Karnes, Bee, Goliad, Refugio, San Patricio and Aransas counties. Copano Bay and its main tributaries, the Mission and Aransas rivers, were placed on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 303(d) list in 1998 due to levels of bacteria that exceed water quality standards established to protect oyster waters use. A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program was initiated in September 2003 to identify and assess sources of these bacteria. The Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin (UT CRWR) was funded by TCEQ to conduct computer-based modeling to determine the bacterial loading and reductions necessary to attain water quality standards. Subsequently Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) conducted bacterial source tracking (BST) with funding from Texas General Land Office (TGLO) and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) to determine actual sources of bacteria. Due to the findings of the initial efforts of the TMDL and concerns voiced by stakeholders in the watershed, Texas AgriLife Extension Service was awarded a Clean Water Act § 319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The overall goal of this project was to improve water quality in Copano Bay and its tributaries by increasing awareness of water quality issues throughout the watershed. This increased awareness was to be accomplished by providing education and demonstrations for land and livestock owners in the watershed on best management practices (BMPs) to decrease or prevent bacteria from entering waterways. Through creation of a project website, 52 educational programs, and nine one-on-one consultations over the span of the project, we have reached 5,408 residents in and around the Copano Bay watershed. Additionally, through this project all data collected for the initial TMDL efforts was re-evaluated and findings were presented in the “Task 2 Report.” Project members developed a curriculum for horse owners, “A Guide to Good Horsekeeping” that addressed BMPs specific to horse operations. Land and livestock owners who had already implemented BMPs or were interested in implementing BMPs were given a participation certificate.

Berthold, A.; Moench, E.; Wagner, K.; Paschal, J.

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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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IMPROVED AND QUALITY-ASSESSED EMISSION AND ABSORPTION LINE MEASUREMENTS IN SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY GALAXIES  

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We present a new database of absorption and emission-line measurements based on the entire spectral atlas from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) 7th data release of galaxies within a redshift of 0.2. Our work makes use of the publicly available penalized pixel-fitting (pPXF) and gas and absorption line fitting (gandalf) IDL codes, aiming to improve the existing measurements for stellar kinematics, the strength of various absorption-line features, and the flux and width of the emissions from different species of ionized gas. Our fit to the stellar continuum uses both standard stellar population models and empirical templates obtained by combining a large number of stellar spectra in order to fit a subsample of high-quality SDSS spectra for quiescent galaxies. Furthermore, our fit to the nebular spectrum includes an exhaustive list of both recombination and forbidden lines. Foreground Galactic extinction is implicitly treated in our models, whereas reddening in the SDSS galaxies is included in the form of a simple dust screen component affecting the entire spectrum that is accompanied by a second reddening component affecting only the ionized gas emission. In order to check for systematic departures from the rather standard set of assumptions that enters our models, we provide a quality assessment for our fit to the SDSS spectra in our sample, for both the stellar continuum and the nebular emissions and across different wavelength regions. This quality assessment also allows the identification of objects with either problematic data or peculiar features. We hope to foster the discovery potential of our database; therefore, our spectral fit is available to the community. For example, based on the quality assessment around the H{alpha} and [N II] {lambda}6584 lines, approximately 1% of the SDSS spectra classified as 'galaxies' by the SDSS pipeline do in fact require additional broad lines to be matched, even though they do not show a strong continuum from an active nucleus, as do the SDSS objects classified as 'quasars'. Finally, we provide new spectral templates for galaxies of different Hubble types, obtained by combining the results of our spectral fit for a subsample of 452 morphologically selected objects.

Oh, Kyuseok; Yi, Sukyoung K. [Department of Astronomy, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Sarzi, Marc [Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); Schawinski, Kevin, E-mail: yi@yonsei.ac.kr [Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208121, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Energy Program Assurances - Pennsylvania Governor Rendell...  

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

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell State Energy Program Assurances - Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Letter from Pennsylvania Governor Rendell providing Secretary Chu with the assurances...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Connecticut Governor Rell ...  

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

State Energy Program Assurances - Connecticut Governor Rell State Energy Program Assurances - Connecticut Governor Rell Letter from Connecticut Governor Rell providing Secretary...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Colorado Governor Ritter |...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Colorado Governor Ritter State Energy Program Assurances - Colorado Governor Ritter Letter from Colorado Governor Ritter providing Secretary Chu...

377

State Energy Program Assurances - Michigan Governor Granholm...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Michigan Governor Granholm State Energy Program Assurances - Michigan Governor Granholm Letter from Michigan Governor Granholm providing Secretary...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Vermont Governor Douglas |...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Vermont Governor Douglas State Energy Program Assurances - Vermont Governor Douglas Letter from Vermont Governor Douglas providing Secretary Chu...

379

State Energy Program Assurances - Louisiana Governor Jindal ...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Louisiana Governor Jindal State Energy Program Assurances - Louisiana Governor Jindal Letter from Louisiana Governor Jindal providing Secretary...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Ohio Governor Strickland |...  

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

Ohio Governor Strickland State Energy Program Assurances - Ohio Governor Strickland Letter from Ohio Governor Strickland Sanford providing Secretary Chu with the assurances needed...

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Development of a Natural Rearing System to Improve Supplemental Fish Quality, 1991-1995 Progress Report.  

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In this report, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), presents research findings and guidelines for development and evaluation of innovative culture techniques to increase postrelease survival of hatchery fish. The Natural Rearing Enhancement System (NATURES) described in this report is a collection of experimental approaches designed to produce hatchery-reared chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) that exhibit wild-like behavior, physiology, and morphology. The NATURES culture research for salmonids included multiple tests to develop techniques such as: raceways equipped with cover, structure, and natural substrates to promote development of proper body camouflage coloration; feed-delivery systems that condition fish to orient to the bottom rather than the surface of the rearing vessel; predator conditioning of fish to train them to avoid predators; and supplementing diets with natural live foods to improve foraging ability. The underlying assumptions are that NATURES will: (1) promote the development of natural cryptic coloration and antipredator behavior; (2) increase postrelease foraging efficiency; (3) improve fish health and condition by alleviating chronic, artificial rearing habitat-induced stress; and (4) reduce potential genetic selection pressures induced by the conventional salmon culture environment. A goal in using NATURES is to provide quality fish for rebuilding depleted natural runs.

Maynard, Desmond J.; Flagg, Thomas A.; Mahnken, Conrad V.W.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Assure | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

energy efficiency in data centers. The company manages both IT and mechanical electrical load to match IT demand. References Power Assure1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase...

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2010 Quality Council Annual Report 5-18-11  

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

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUALITY COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT For Calendar Year 2010 Office of Health Safety and Security 2 Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) Quality Council (Council) has been in effect since November 2008 and provides a corporate forum for Federal quality assurance (QA) experts from across the DOE complex to identify and address DOE QA policy needs, to identify and recommend actions for continuous improvement of the quality of DOE work, and to facilitate improvement of DOE QA program implementation and maintenance. The Council has promoted improvements in DOE's corporate approach to quality through providing a forum for interactions among quality experts in the DOE Secretarial Offices and Field Offices. It has also helped DOE quality professionals

384

The Design and Implementation of a Corporate Householding Knowledge Processor to Improve Data Quality  

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Advances in Corporate Householding are needed to address certain categories of data quality problems caused by data misinterpretation. In this paper, we first summarize some of these data quality problems and our more ...

Madnick, Stuart

2004-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

385

Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through ...  

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This event page is for the 2013 Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security conference. ...

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

386

Energy efficiency and the environment: Innovative ways to improve air quality in the Los Angeles Basin  

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This paper focuses on novel, innovative approaches for reducing or delaying the production of photochemical smog in the Los Angeles Basin. These approaches include modifying the surface characteristics of the basin by increasing surface albedo and an extensive tree-planting program. The changes in surface conditions are designed to reduce the basin air temperatures, especially during the summer months, which will result in two possible effects. First, a decrease in temperature would lead to a reduction in energy use with an associated decline in emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) and a lowering of evaporative emission of reactive organic gases. Reductions in these smog precursors could improve the air quality of the basin without imposing additional emissions regulations. The second effect is associated with the possible causal relationship between air temperature and smog formation (i.e., lower temperatures and lower incidence of smog). Since this approach to mitigating air emissions is broad, the studies to date have concentrated on how changes in surface characteristics affect the meteorological conditions of the basin and on how these meteorological changes subsequently affect smog production. A geographic information system database of key surface characteristics (i.e., vegetative cover, albedo, moisture availability, and roughness) was compiled, and these characteristics were evaluated using prognostic meteorological models. The results of two- and three-dimensional meteorological simulations will be presented and discussed in this paper.

Ritschard, R.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Energy Assurance Daily | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Assurance Daily Energy Assurance Daily Energy Assurance Daily Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems, flows, and markets, it provides highlights of energy issues rather than a comprehensive coverage. Energy Assurance Daily covers: Major energy developments Electricity, petroleum, and natural gas industries Other relevant news Energy prices The Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division cannot guarantee the accuracy of the material in the Energy Assurance Daily. Any further use is subject to the copyright restrictions of the source document. The Energy Assurance Daily has workable hypertext links to the

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INVENTORY AND REVIEW OF QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL  

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.................................................................................................7 2.4 Glossary of Terms Glossary of terms APPENDIX F Bibliography APPENDIX G Database Literature Search #12;1 1.0 INTRODUCTION sampling, laboratory analyses, and data management). 4. To prepare a glossary of QA/QC terminology

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Specifications to Improve Power Quality Immunity in Electronic Systems for Industrial Applications: Suggestions for Higher Quality a nd Lower Cost Production  

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The goal of the work described in this report is to provide suggestions for a specification language that will allow end-users to integrate successfully electronic industrial equipment with the existing electrical systems. Cost effective solutions to improve system reliability and performance are specifically addressed. The intention is to eliminate disruptions induced by power quality-related problems and incompatibilities between process equipment and the electrical environment. Most of these technique...

2000-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Nation’s 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, EPA’s 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 Agency’s 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 Laboratory’s 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. NRMRL’s research provides solutions to environmental problems by: developing and promoting technologies that protect and improve the environment; advancing

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2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving world-class perceived vehicle quality through improved engineering and manufacturing tools.  

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??Throughout the vehicle development process, automotive manufacturers must work to meet a variety of customer needs. One increasingly important attribute is vehicle exterior perceived quality,… (more)

Glomski, Paul T

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Modeling and simulation of new configuration of dynamic voltage restorer for power quality improvement  

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The dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) is a custom device that is used to maintain the voltage at the load terminals from various power quality problems from a disturbed incoming supply. In this paper, a novel control strategy is described for mitigation ... Keywords: custom device, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), power quality, sags, sensitive loads, swells

Rosli Omar; Nasrudin Abdul Rahim

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Coverage preserved optimal routing protocol for improving the quality of service in wireless sensor networks  

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In wireless sensor network, there are many hurdles takes place in providing quality of service routing to a desired level. The majority of routing protocols in wireless sensor networks concentrates only on energy efficiency as a prime factor, and only ... Keywords: cluster-head, coverage, energy efficiency, lifetime, multi-path routing, quality of service, self-scheduling

B. Paramasivan; K. Mohaideen Pitchai; D. Usha; S. Radha Krishnan

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Flow assurance and multiphase pumping  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A robust understanding and planning of production enhancement and flow assurance is required as petroleum E&P activities are targeting deepwaters and long distances. Different flow assurance issues and their solutions are put together in this work. The use of multiphase pumps as a flow assurance solution is emphasized. Multiphase pumping aids flow assurance in different ways. However, the problem causing most concern is sand erosion. This work involved a detection-based sand monitoring method. Our objectives are to investigate the reliability of an acoustic sand detector and analyze the feasibility of gel injection as a method to mitigate sand erosion. Use of a sand detector coupled with twin-screw pumps is studied under varying flow conditions. The feasibility of gel injection to reduce slip and transport produced solids through twin-screw pump is investigated. A unique full-scale laboratory with multiphase pumps was utilized to carry out the experimental tests. The test results indicate that acoustic sand detection works in a narrow window around the calibration signature. An empirical correlation for predicting the twin-screw pump performance with viscous fluids was developed. It shows good agreement in the practical operational limits – 50% to 100% speed. The results indicate that viscous gel injection should be an effective erosion mitigation approach as it reduces slip, the principle cause of erosive wear. To correlate the performance of viscous fluid injection to hydroabrasive wear, further experimental investigation is needed.

Nikhar, Hemant G.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Assessing and Improving the Quality of Unattended Radiation Observations in Antarctica  

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The quality of atmospheric radiation measurements made at automatic weather stations (AWSs) in Antarctica is assessed. The AWSs are placed on the coastal ice shelf in the katabatic wind zone and on the high Antarctic plateau, and they measure ...

Michiel van den Broeke; Dirk van As; Carleen Reijmer; Roderik van de Wal

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Achieving world-class perceived vehicle quality through improved engineering and manufacturing tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Throughout the vehicle development process, automotive manufacturers must work to meet a variety of customer needs. One increasingly important attribute is vehicle exterior perceived quality, which is largely dependent on ...

Glomski, Paul T

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Use of Models to Reduce Uncertainty and Improve Ecological Effectiveness of Water Quality Trading Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through a United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant, collaborators working on the development of the interstate Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Program (www.epri.com/ohiorivertrading) have conducted a robust analysis to evaluate possible approaches for using water quality models for crediting nutrient load reductions from agricultural best management practices (BMPs). A credit estimation method that ensures reliable and...

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

398

State and Local Energy Assurance Planning | Department of Energy  

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State and Local Energy Assurance Planning State and Local Energy Assurance Planning OE works closely with State and local governments on energy assurance issues. The office...

399

LANL Safeguards and Security Assurance Program. Revision 6  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Safeguards and Security (S and S) Assurance Program provides a continuous quality improvement approach to ensure effective, compliant S and S program implementation throughout the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Any issues identified through the various internal and external assessments are documented, tracked and closed using the Safeguards and Security Issue Management Program. The Laboratory utilizes an integrated S and S systems approach to protect US Department of Energy (DOE) interests from theft or diversion of special nuclear material (SNM), sabotage, espionage, loss or theft of classified/controlled matter or government property, and other hostile acts that may cause unacceptable impacts on national security, health and safety of employees and the public, and the environment. This document explains the basis, scope, and conduct of the S and S process to include: self-assessments, issue management, risk assessment, and root cause analysis. It also provides a discussion of S and S topical areas, roles and responsibilities, process flow charts, minimum requirements, methodology, terms, and forms.

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1995-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Final Report on Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Monitoring in Sixteen Relocatable Classrooms  

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03E 03E Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Final Report on Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Monitoring in Sixteen Relocatable Classrooms Michael G. Apte, Bourassa Norman*, David Faulkner, Alfred T. Hodgson, Toshfumi Hotchi, Michael Spears, Douglas P. Sullivan, and Duo Wang 4 April 2008 Indoor Environment Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory *Now with the California Energy Commission PIER Program, Sacramento CA. This research was sponsored by the California Energy Commission through the Public Interest Energy Research program as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy research project, CEC Contract Number 500-03-041.

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Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop | Department of...  

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

Assurance and Interdependency Workshop Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop December 2, 2013 8:00AM EST to December 3, 2013 5:00PM EST Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC....

402

Sandia software guidelines: Software quality planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. In consonance with the IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans, this volume identifies procedures to follow in producing a Software Quality Assurance Plan for an organization or a project, and provides an example project SQA plan. 2 figs., 4 tabs.

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1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

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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Booz Allen Hamilton Cyber Assurance Testing Laboratory  

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Booz Allen Hamilton Cyber Assurance Testing Laboratory. NVLAP Lab Code: 200423-0. Address and Contact Information: ...

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

405

Proceedings of Workshop on Software Security Assurance ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. NIST Special Publication 500-265 Proceedings of Workshop on Software Security Assurance Tools, Techniques, and Metrics ...

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

406

Improving the Quality of Non-Holonomic Motion by Hybridizing C-PRM Paths  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sampling-based motion planners are an effective means for generating collision-free motion paths. However, the quality of these motion paths, with respect to different quality measures such as path length, clearance, smoothness or energy, is often notoriously low. This problem is accentuated in the case of non-holonomic sampling-based motion planning, in which the space of feasible motion trajectories is restricted. In this study, we combine the C-PRM algorithm by Song and Amato with our recently introduced path-hybridization approach, for creating high quality non-holonomic motion paths, with combinations of several different quality measures such as path length, smoothness or clearance, as well as the number of reverse car motions. Our implementation includes a variety of code optimizations that result in nearly real-time performance, and which we believe can be extended with further optimizations to a real-time tool for the planning of high-quality car-like motion.

Berger, Itamar; Zohar, Gal; Raveh, Barak; Halperin, Dan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Improving Indoor Environmental Quality And Energy Performance Of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Schools (CHPS). 2002. "HVAC Best Practices Manual." CHPSOF MODULAR CLASSROOM HVAC SYSTEMS Michael G. APTE Ph.D. MPHRelocatable Classroom HVAC for Improved IEQ and Energy

Apte, Michael G.; Spears, Michael; Lai, Chi-Ming; Shendell, Derek G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Improving Repair Quality of Turbine Nozzles Using SA650 Braze Alloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

improved repairs for key gas turbine components. Airfoil components of High Pressure and Low. Pressure turbines (HPT and LPT) are subject to wear and ...

409

Improving visual quality of synthetic terrains using weathering simulation on graphics processing unit.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Visual simulation of natural eroded terrains using computer graphics has always been a fascinating research field. While many algorithms have been developed to improve terrain… (more)

Nguyen, Hoang Anh.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

An Improved Quality Control for AIRS Total Column Ozone Observations within and around Hurricanes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) provides twice-daily global observations from which total column ozone data can be retrieved. However, 20% ~ 30% of AIRS ozone data are flagged to be of bad quality. Most of the flagged data were identified to ...

H. Wang; X. Zou; G. Li

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Improvements in power quality and efficiency with a new AC/DC high current converter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A very flexible AC/DC converter featuring high-output current, reduced voltage ripple and highly adjustable current control is described. The whole system consists of four stages and uses a proper switching technique in conjunction with a feedback control ... Keywords: AC/DC converter, FFT, electrical distribution systems, high direct-current, power quality

Francesco Muzi; Luigi Passacantando

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Improving the quality of web archives through the importance of changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the growing importance of the Web, several archiving institutes (national libraries, Internet Archive, etc.) are harvesting sites to preserve (a part of) the Web for future generations. A major issue encountered by archivists is to preserve the ... Keywords: change importance, data quality, pattern, web archiving

Myriam Ben Saad; Stéphane Gançarski

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Defense Nuclear Security Safeguards and Security Evaluation and Performance Assurance Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for Defense Nuclear Security (DNS) is issuing this document to promulgate the DNS Evaluation and Performance Assurance Program of the NNSA safeguards and security functional area. Suggestions for improving this document are welcome and should be sent in writing to:

Bradley A. Peterson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Measuring the benefits of air quality improvements: a hedonic salary approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper estimates the compensating variation associated with nonmarginal changes in air quality using a hedonic salary model and 1970 data collected for a national sample of university professors. Recent advances in the theory of hedonic prices are utilized in constructing the theoretical model and formulating a procedure for generating empirical estimates. Lower bound estimates of the compensating variation associated with a one standard deviation increase in total suspended particulates (27.6 mgs/cu. meter/24 hours) were $419 for full professors, $234 for associate professors, and $209 for assistant professors in 1970. These results were not sensitive to the specification of the hedonic salary equations.

Bayless, M.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation CANDU Performance Assurance  

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AECL is developing a next generation CANDU design to meet market requirements for low cost, reliable energy supplies. The primary product development objective is to achieve a capital cost substantially lower than the current nuclear plant costs, such that the next generation plant will be competitive with alternative options for large-scale base-load electricity supply. However, other customer requirements, including safety, low-operating costs and reliable performance, are being addressed as equally important design requirements. The main focus of this paper is to address the development directions that will provide performance assurance. The next generation CANDU is an evolutionary extension of the proven CANDU 6 design. There are eight CANDU 6 units in operation in four countries around the world and further three units are under construction. These units provide a sound basis for projecting highly reliable performance for the next generation CANDU. In addition, the next generation CANDU program includes development and qualification activities that will address the new features and design extensions in the advanced plant. To limit product development risk and to enhance performance assurance, the next generation CANDU design features and performance parameters have been carefully reviewed during the concept development phase and have been deliberately selected so as to be well founded on the existing CANDU knowledge base. Planned research and development activities are required only to provide confirmation of the projected performance within a modest extension of the established database. Necessary qualification tests will be carried out within the time frame of the development program, to establish a proven design prior to the start of a construction project. This development support work coupled with ongoing AECL programs to support and enhance the performance and reliability of the existing CANDU plants will provide sound assurance that the next generation CANDU plants will meet customer expectations. (authors)

Wren, David J.; Allsop, P.J.; Hopwood, J.M. [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ontario (Canada)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of improving superconducting qualities of fabricated constructs by shock preprocessing of precursor materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method of improving the physical properties of superconducting materials which comprises: a. applying a high strain rate deformation to said materi The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nellis, William J. (Berkeley, CA); Maple, M. Brian (Del Mar, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

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; FéLix Mauget

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor by improving surface quality of glass slides  

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Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is one of the most sensitive label-free detection methods and has been applied in a wide range of chemical and biological sensing. Sensitivity enhancement of metal coated sensor chips is necessary for improving the detection ... Keywords: Sensitivity, Surface plasmon resonance, Surface roughness

X. Chen; M. Pan; K. Jiang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Assessing environmental improvement options from a water quality perspective for an urban-rural catchment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of environmental systems to persist while experiencing sharp discontinuities is an issue of great importance to today's environmental managers and planners. This study quantified the relationship between land use and the total nitrogen (TN) ... Keywords: Decision-making support, Environmental improvement measure, Environmental index, Fertilizer, Numerical hydrological model, Urban sewage system

Goro Mouri; Seirou Shinoda; Taikan Oki

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Giprokoks proposals for improvement in air quality at coke battery 1A of Radlin coke plant  

SciTech Connect

Coke battery 1A, which uses rammed batch, has gone into production at Radlin coke plant (Poland), on the basis of Giprokoks designs. Up-to-date dust-trapping methods are used for the first time within the aspiration systems in the coal-preparation shop and in improving dust collection within the production buildings.

T.F. Trembach; A.G. Klimenko [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Contractor Assurance Systems | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Contractor Assurance Systems Contractor Assurance Systems Deputy Director for Field Operations Deputy Director Home Mission & Functions Deputy Director Biography Organization Oversight Contractor Assurance Systems Who We Are Operations Improvement Committee Contact Information Deputy Director for Field Operations U.S. Department of Energy SC-3/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5434 F: (202) 586-4120 E: sc.science@science.doe.gov Oversight Contractor Assurance Systems Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page What is Contractor Assurance? This is a contractor-designed and utilized system to manage performance consistent with contract requirements. Once implemented, it will be used as a framework that engages the corporate parent to assess performance,

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The effects of computer assurance specialist competence and auditor accounting information system expertise on auditor planning judgments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While auditors' interactions with complex accounting information systems (AIS) and computer assurance specialists (CAS) play a critical role in determining audit quality (POB 2000), little prior research has examined these topics. This study investigates ...

Joseph F. Brazel / Christopher P. Agoglia

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Assurance Daily (EAD): May 2012  

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

Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems,...

424

Energy Assurance Daily (EAD): July 2012  

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

Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems,...

425

Energy Assurance Daily (EAD): January - March 2012  

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

Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems,...

426

Energy Assurance Daily (EAD): April 2012  

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

Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems,...

427

Energy Assurance Daily (EAD): June 2012  

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Energy Assurance Daily provides a summary of public information concerning current energy issues. Published Monday through Friday to inform stakeholders of developments affecting energy systems,...

428

Development of a Natural Rearing System to Improve Supplemental Fish Quality, 1996-1998 Progress Report.  

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This report covers the 1996-1998 Natural Rearing Enhancement System (NATURES) research for increasing hatchery salmon postrelease survival and producing fish with more wild-like behavior, physiology, and morphology prior to release. Experiments were conducted evaluating automatic subsurface feeders; natural diets; exercise systems; seminatural raceway habitat enriched with cover, structure, and substrate; and predator avoidance conditioning for hatchery salmonids. Automatic subsurface feed delivery systems did not affect chinook salmon depth distribution or vulnerability to avian predators. Live-food diets only marginally improved the ability of chinook salmon to capture prey in stream enclosures. A prototype exercise system that can be retrofitted to raceways was developed, however, initial testing indicated that severe amounts of exercise may increase in culture mortality. Rearing chinook salmon in seminatural raceway habitat with gravel substrate, woody debris structure, and overhead cover improved coloration and postrelease survival without impacting in-culture health or survival. Steelhead fry reared in enriched environments with structure, cover, and point source feeders dominated and outcompeted conventionally reared fish. Exposing chinook salmon to caged predators increased their postrelease survival. Chinook salmon showed an antipredator response to chemical stimuli from injured conspecifics and exhibited acquired predator recognition following exposure to paired predator-prey stimuli. The report also includes the 1997 Natural Rearing System Workshop proceedings.

Maynard, Desmond J.

2001-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

429

Abbreviated epitaxial growth mode (AGM) method for reducing cost and improving quality of LEDs and lasers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The use of an abbreviated GaN growth mode on nano-patterned AGOG sapphire substrates, which utilizes a process of using 15 nm low temperature GaN buffer and bypassing etch-back and recovery processes during epitaxy, enables the growth of high-quality GaN template on nano-patterned AGOG sapphire. The GaN template grown on nano-patterned AGOG sapphire by employing abbreviated growth mode has two orders of magnitude lower threading dislocation density than that of conventional GaN template grown on planar sapphire. The use of abbreviated growth mode also leads to significant reduction in cost of the epitaxy. The growths and characteristics of InGaN quantum wells (QWs) light emitting diodes (LEDs) on both templates were compared. The InGaN QWs LEDs grown on the nano-patterned AGOG sapphire demonstrated at least a 24% enhancement of output power enhancement over that of LEDs grown on conventional GaN templates.

Tansu, Nelson; Chan, Helen M; Vinci, Richard P; Ee, Yik-Khoon; Biser, Jeffrey

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Quality of Alerts and Predicting Intruder's Next Goal with Hidden Colored Petri-Net  

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Intrusion detection systems (IDS) often provide poor quality alerts, which are insufficient to support rapid identification of ongoing attacks or predict an intruder’s next likely goal. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to alert post-processing and correlation, the Hidden Colored Petri-Net (HCPN). Different from most other alert correlation methods, our approach treats the alert correlation problem as an inference problem rather than a filter problem. Our approach assumes that the intruder’s actions are unknown to the IDS and can be inferred only from the alerts generated by the IDS sensors. HCPN can describe the relationship between different steps carried out by intruders, model observations (alerts) and transitions (actions) separately, and associate each token element (system state) with a probability (or confidence). The model is an extension to Colored Petri-Net (CPN) .It is so called “hidden” because the transitions (actions) are not directly observable but can be inferred by looking through the observations (alerts). These features make HCPN especially suitable for discovering intruders’ actions from their partial observations (alerts,) and predicting intruders’ next goal. Our experiments on DARPA evaluation datasets and the attack scenarios from the Grand Challenge Problem (GCP) show that HCPN has promise as a way to reducing false positives and negatives, predicting intruder’s next possible action, uncovering intruders’ intrusion strategies after the attack scenario has happened, and providing confidence scores.

Yu, Dong; Frincke, Deb A.

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

431

National Policy Assurances - July 2005  

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

July 2005) July 2005) To the extent that a term does not apply to a particular type of activity or award, it is self-deleting. Nondiscrimination By signing this agreement or accepting funds under this agreement, the recipient assures that it will comply with applicable provisions of the following, national policies prohibiting discrimination: a. On the basis of race, color, or national origin, in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq.), as implemented by DOE regulations at 10 CFR part 1040. b. On the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, in Executive Order 11246 [3 CFR, 1964-1965 Comp., p. 339], as implemented by Department of Labor regulations at 41 CFR part 60. c. On the basis of sex or blindness, in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681, et seq.), as implemented

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Improved image quality for x-ray CT imaging of gel dosimeters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: This study provides a simple method for improving precision of x-ray computed tomography (CT) scans of irradiated polymer gel dosimetry. The noise affecting CT scans of irradiated gels has been an impediment to the use of clinical CT scanners for gel dosimetry studies. Methods: In this study, it is shown that multiple scans of a single PAGAT gel dosimeter can be used to extrapolate a ''zero-scan'' image which displays a similar level of precision to an image obtained by averaging multiple CT images, without the compromised dose measurement resulting from the exposure of the gel to radiation from the CT scanner. Results: When extrapolating the zero-scan image, it is shown that exponential and simple linear fits to the relationship between Hounsfield unit and scan number, for each pixel in the image, provide an accurate indication of gel density. Conclusions: It is expected that this work will be utilized in the analysis of three-dimensional gel volumes irradiated using complex radiotherapy treatments.

Kakakhel, M. B.; Kairn, T.; Kenny, J.; Trapp, J. V. [Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Queesland 4001, Australia and Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, DPAM, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, PO Nilore, Islamabad 45450 (Pakistan); Premion, The Wesley Medical Centre, Suite 1, 40 Chasely St, Auchenflower, Queensland 4066 (Australia); Premion, The Wesley Medical Centre, Suite 1, 40 Chasely St, Auchenflower, Queensland 4066, Australia and Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service, ARPANSA, Yallambie, Vic 3085 (Australia); Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Ql d 4001 (Australia)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Codespector --a Tool for Increasing Source Code Quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software quality is strictly connected with the source code quality. Coding standards may be very helpful in order to assure the high quality of the code, especially that they are supported by many application tools. The paper presents Codespector --the ...

Mariusz Jadach; Bogumi?a Hnatkowska

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SANANDRES RESERVOIR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Class 2 Project at West Welch was designed to demonstrate the use of advanced technologies to enhance the economics of improved oil recovery (IOR) projects in lower quality Shallow Shelf Carbonate (SSC) reservoirs, resulting in recovery of additional oil that would otherwise be left in the reservoir at project abandonment. Accurate reservoir description is critical to the effective evaluation and efficient design of IOR projects in the heterogeneous SSC reservoirs. Therefore, the majority of Budget Period 1 was devoted to reservoir characterization. Technologies being demonstrated include: (1) Advanced petrophysics; (2) Three-dimensional (3-D) seismic; (3) Crosswell bore tomography; (4) Advanced reservoir simulation; (5) Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) stimulation treatments; (6) Hydraulic fracturing design and monitoring; (7) Mobility control agents.

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2003-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Natural Rearing System to Improve Supplemental Fish Quality, 1999-2003 Progress Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has been conducting Natural Rearing Enhancement System (NATURES) research since the early 1990s. NATURES studies have looked at a variety of mechanisms to enhance production of wild-like salmonids from hatcheries. The goal of NATURES research is to develop fish culture techniques that enable hatcheries to produce salmon with more wild-like characteristics and increased postrelease survival. The development of such techniques is called for in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. This document is the draft report for the Supplemental Fish Quality Contract DE-AI79-91BP20651 Over the history of the project, the effects of seminatural raceway habitats, automated underwater feeders, exercise current velocities, live food diets, and predator avoidance training have been investigated. The findings of these studies are reported in an earlier contract report (Maynard et al. 1996a). The current report focuses on research that has been conducted between 1999 and 2002. This includes studies on the effect of exercise on salmon and steelhead trout, effects of predator avoid training, integration of NATUES protocols into production hatcheries, and the study of social behavior of steelhead grown in enriched and conventional environments. Traditionally, salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) are reared in barren concrete raceways that lack natural substrate, in-stream structure, or overhead cover. The fish are fed in an unnatural manner with artificial feeds mechanically or hand broadcast across the water surface. This traditional approach has increased the egg-to-smolt survival of hatchery-reared fish by an order of magnitude over that experienced by wild-reared salmon. However, once hatchery-reared fish are released into the wild their smolt-to-adult survival is usually much lower than wild-reared salmon. The reduced postrelease survival of hatchery-reared fish may stem from differences in their behavior and morphology compared to wild-reared salmon. After release, hatchery-reared fish are inefficient foragers and are often found with empty stomachs or stomachs filled with indigestible debris (Miller 1953, Hochachka 1961, Reimers 1963, Sosiak et al. 1979, Myers 1980, O'Grady 1983, Johnsen and Ugedal 1986). Their social behavior also differs, with hatchery-reared fish congregating at higher densities, being more aggressive, and displaying less territory fidelity than wild-reared fish (Fenderson et al. 1968, Bachman 1984, Swain and Riddell 1990). In the natural environment this results in hatchery-reared fish spending more time in high-risk aggressive behavior and less time in beneficial foraging behavior than their wild-reared counterparts. Hatchery-reared fish are also more surface oriented than wild-reared salmonids (Mason et al. 1967, Sosiak 1978). This increases their risk of being attacked by avian predators, such as kingfishers (Ceryle spp.), which search for fish near the surface. Although some of the differences between wild and hatchery-reared fish are innate (Reisenbichler and McIntyre 1977, Swain and Riddell 1990), many are conditioned and can be modified by altering the hatchery rearing environment. NATURES studies are aimed at developing a more natural salmon culture environment to prevent the development of these unnatural attributes in hatchery-reared fish. NATURES fish culture practices are already producing salmon with up to about 50% higher in-stream survival than conventionally-reared fish (Maynard et al. 1996b). When these techniques are incorporated into production releases, they should also translate into increased smolt-to-adult survival. Conservation and supplementation programs can use NATURES-reared salmonids to rebuild stocks currently listed as endangered and threatened into healthy self-sustaining runs more rapidly than traditional programs. Traditional production programs can also use high-survival NATURES-reared fish to reduce their impact on wild populations, while still meeting their adult mitigation goals.

Maynard, Desmond J.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved  

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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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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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National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms | Department  

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National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms The following are the National Policy Assurances which are incorporated by reference as Award Terms at time of Award. The National Policy Assurances which apply to the award are those in effect on the date of award. For example, the August 2008 version applies to all awards from August 2008 through the present. National_Policy_Assurances-September_ 2011.pdf National Policy Assurances - August 2008 National Policy Assurances - September 2007 National Policy Assurances - May 2006 National Policy Assurances - July 2005 National Policy Assurances - October 2004 More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - NationalPolicyAssurances5-06.doc

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SU?FF?T?313: Dosimetry Quality Assrance in Japan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: The Outreach RadiationOncology and Physics (ORP) section has provided quality assurance support programs for designated regional cancer centers (300 institutions)

T Minemura; S Ishikura; T Miyagishi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Energy Program Assurances - New Hampshire Governor Lynch...  

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New Hampshire Governor Lynch State Energy Program Assurances - New Hampshire Governor Lynch Letter from New Hampshire Governor Lynch providing Secretary Chu with the assurances...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Arizona Governor Brewer | Department...  

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Arizona Governor Brewer State Energy Program Assurances - Arizona Governor Brewer Letter from Arizona Governor Brewer providing Secretary Chu with the assurances needed so that...

442

State Energy Program Assurances - South Carolina Governor Sanford...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - South Carolina Governor Sanford State Energy Program Assurances - South Carolina Governor Sanford Letter from South Carolina Governor Sanford...

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State Energy Program Assurances - West Virginia Governor Manchin...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - West Virginia Governor Manchin State Energy Program Assurances - West Virginia Governor Manchin Letter from West Virginia Governor Manchin...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Maine Governor Baldacci | Department...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Maine Governor Baldacci State Energy Program Assurances - Maine Governor Baldacci Letter from Maine Governor Baldacci Rounds providing Secretary...

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Microsoft Word - National Policy AssurancesAwardTermsREVJuly2005...  

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Word - National Policy AssurancesAwardTermsREVJuly2005.doc Microsoft Word - National Policy AssurancesAwardTermsREVJuly2005.doc More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word -...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Utah Governor Huntsman | Department...  

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Utah Governor Huntsman State Energy Program Assurances - Utah Governor Huntsman Letter from Utah Governor Huntsman providing Secretary Chu with the assurances needed so that...

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Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information...  

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Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Texas Governor Perry | Department...  

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State Energy Program Assurances - Texas Governor Perry State Energy Program Assurances - Texas Governor Perry Letter from Texas Governor Perry providing Secretary Chu with the...

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State Energy Program Assurances - Illinois Governor Quinn | Department...  

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Illinois Governor Quinn State Energy Program Assurances - Illinois Governor Quinn Letter from Rhode Island Governor Carcieri providing Secretary Chu with the assurances needed so...

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State Energy Program Assurances - South Dakota Governor Rounds...  

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Administration Other Agencies You are here Home State Energy Program Assurances - South Dakota Governor Rounds State Energy Program Assurances - South Dakota Governor...

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Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Final Report on Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Monitoring in Sixteen Relocatable Classrooms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved HVAC system for portable classrooms was specified to address key problems in existing units. These included low energy efficiency, poor control of and provision for adequate ventilation, and excessive acoustic noise. Working with industry, a prototype improved heat pump air conditioner was developed to meet the specification. A one-year measurement-intensive field-test of ten of these IHPAC systems was conducted in occupied classrooms in two distinct California climates. These measurements are compared to those made in parallel in side by side portable classrooms equipped with standard 10 SEER heat pump air conditioner equipment. The IHPAC units were found to work as designed, providing predicted annual energy efficiency improvements of about 36 percent to 42 percent across California's climate zones, relative to 10 SEER units. Classroom ventilation was vastly improved as evidenced by far lower indoor minus outdoor CO2 concentrations. TheIHPAC units were found to provide ventilation that meets both California State energy and occupational codes and the ASHRAE minimum ventilation requirements; the classrooms equipped with the 10 SEER equipment universally did not meet these targets. The IHPAC system provided a major improvement in indoor acoustic conditions. HVAC system generated background noise was reduced in fan-only and fan and compressor modes, reducing the nose levels to better than the design objective of 45 dB(A), and acceptable for additional design points by the Collaborative on High Performance Schools. The IHPAC provided superior ventilation, with indoor minus outdoor CO2 concentrations that showed that the Title 24 minimum ventilation requirement of 15 CFM per occupant was nearly always being met. The opposite was found in the classrooms utilizing the 10 SEER system, where the indoor minus outdoor CO2 concentrations frequently exceeded levels that reflect inadequate ventilation. Improved ventilation conditions in the IHPAC lead to effective removal of volatile organic compounds and aldehydes, on average lowering the concentrations by 57 percent relative to the levels in the 10 SEER classrooms. The average IHPAC to 10 SEER formaldehyde ratio was about 67 percent, indicating only a 33 percent reduction of this compound in indoor air. The IHPAC thermal control system provided less variability in occupied classroom temperature than the 10 SEER thermostats. The average room temperatures in all seasons tended to be slightly lower in the IHPAC classrooms, often below the lower limit of the ASHRAE 55 thermal comfort band. State-wide and national energy modeling provided conservative estimates of potential energy savings by use of the IHPAC system that would provide payback a the range of time far lower than the lifetime of the equipment. Assuming electricity costs of $0.15/kWh, the perclassroom range of savings is from about $85 to $195 per year in California, and about $89 to $250 per year in the U.S., depending upon the city. These modelsdid not include the non-energy benefits to the classrooms including better air quality and acoustic conditions that could lead to improved health and learning in school. Market connection efforts that were part of the study give all indication that this has been a very successful project. The successes include the specification of the IHPAC equipment in the CHPS portable classroom standards, the release of a commercial product based on the standards that is now being installed in schools around the U.S., and the fact that a public utility company is currently considering the addition of the technology to its customer incentive program. These successes indicate that the IHPAC may reach its potential to improve ventilation and save energy in classrooms.

Michael G. Apte, Bourassa Norman, David Faulkner, Alfred T. Hodgson,; Toshfumi Hotchi, Michael Spears, Douglas P. Sullivan, and Duo Wang; Apte, Michael; Apte, Michael G.; Norman, Bourassa; Faulkner, David; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Hotchi, Toshfumi; Spears, Michael; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Wang, Duo

2008-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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OIA: Office of Contractor Assurance  

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issues. These data will be entered into a single Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS). Continuous improvement, lessons learned and best practices. Maintain a...

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