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Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd on Hydrographic Data  

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Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd QC) on Hydrographic Data Toste Tanhua, Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany. This Matlab package will help you perform secondary cite as: Tanhua, T. 2010. Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd QC) on Hydrographic

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Data Driven Quality Assurance and Quality Control  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

"Data Driven Quality Assurance & Quality Control," Patrick Roche, Conservation Services Group. Provides an overview of data QA/QC system design.

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Water Quality Control (Texas)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The policy of the state of Texas is to promote the quality of the state's water by regulating existing industries, taking into consideration the economic development of the state, and by...

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EERE Quality Control Workshop Agenda  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Agenda from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Quality Control Workshop held December 9-10, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

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EERE Quality Control Workshop | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Control Workshop EERE Quality Control Workshop The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the Office of Energy Efficiency and...

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Quality Control Inspector: Different Programs, Different Responsibilities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document explains the role of the Quality Control Inspector (QCI) in regards to the Home Energy Professional Certification Exam.

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Pilot Implementation of a Field Study Design to Evaluate the Impact of Source Control Measures on Indoor Air Quality in High Performance Homes  

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To improve the indoor air quality in new, high performance homes, a variety of standards and rating programs have been introduced to identify building materials that are designed to have lower emission rates of key contaminants of concern and a number of building materials are being introduced that are certified to these standards. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program requires certification under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS (IaP) label, which requires the use of PS1 or PS2 certified plywood and OSB; low-formaldehyde emitting wood products; low- or no-VOC paints and coatings as certified by Green Seal Standard GS-11, GreenGuard, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Standard, MPI Green Performance Standard, or another third party rating program; and Green Label-certified carpet and carpet cushions. However, little is known regarding the efficacy of the IAP requirements in measurably reducing contaminant exposures in homes. The goal of this project is to develop a robust experimental approach and collect preliminary data to support the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) measures linked to IAP-approved low-emitting materials and finishes in new residential homes. To this end, the research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a detailed experimental plan to measure IAQ constituents and other parameters, over time, in new homes constructed with materials compliant with IAP’s low-emitting material and ventilation requirements (i.e., section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 7.2) and similar homes constructed to the state building code with conventional materials. The IAQ in IAP and conventional homes of similar age, location, and construction style is quantified as the differences in the speciated VOC and aldehyde concentrations, normalized to dilution rates. The experimental plan consists of methods to evaluate the difference between low-emitting and “conventional” materials as installed in newly constructed residential homes using both (1) highly controlled, short-term active samples to precisely characterize the building-related chemical emissions and building contents and (2) a week-long passive sample designed to capture the impact of occupant behavior and related activities on measured IAQ contaminant levels indoors. The combination of detailed short-term measurements with the home under controlled/consistent conditions during pre- and post-occupancy and the week-long passive sampling data provide the opportunity to begin to separate the different emission sources and help isolate and quantify variability in the monitored homes. Between April and August 2014, the research team performed pre-occupancy and post-occupancy sampling in one conventional home and two homes built with low-emitting materials that were generally consistent with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS guidelines. However, for a number of reasons, the full experimental plan was not implemented. The project was intended to continue for up to three years to asses long-term changes in IAQ but the project was limited to one calendar year. As a result, several of the primary research questions related to seasonal impacts and the long-term trends in IAQ could not be addressed. In addition, there were several unexpected issues related to recruiting, availability of home types, and difficulty coordinating with builders/realtors/homeowners. Several field monitoring issues also came up that provide “lessons learned” that led to improvements to the original monitoring plan. The project produced a good experimental plan that is expected to be be useful for future efforts collecting data to support answering these same or similar research questions.

Widder, Sarah H.; Chamness, Michele A.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Singer, Brett C.; Maddalena, Randy L.; Destaillats, Hugo

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparing for the Quality Control Inspector Certification Exam  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, prepared by the Building Performance Center and the Washington Department of Commerce, identifies how individuals can better prepare for the Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector Certification Exam.

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NREL Job Task Analysis: Quality Control Inspector  

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A summary of job task analyses for the position of quality control inspector when evaluating weatherization work that has been done on a residence.

Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buffer Tank Design for Acceptable Control Performance  

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Buffer Tank Design for Acceptable Control Performance Audun Faanes and Sigurd Skogestad for the design of buffer tanks. We consider mainly the case where the objective of the buffer tank is to dampen- trol system. We consider separately design procedures for (I) mixing tanks to dampen quality

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel...  

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

Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

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Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel...  

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

Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends Quality, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

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Control of household refrigerators. Part 1: Modeling temperature control performance  

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Commercial household refrigerators use simple, cost-effective, temperature controllers to obtain acceptable control. A manually adjusted airflow damper regulates the freezer compartment temperature while a thermostat controls operation of the compressor and evaporator fan to regulate refrigerator compartment temperature. Dual compartment temperature control can be achieved with automatic airflow dampers that function independently of the compressor and evaporator fan thermostat, resulting in improved temperature control quality and energy consumption. Under dual control, freezer temperature is controlled by the thermostat while the damper controls refrigerator temperature by regulating airflow circulation. A simulation model is presented that analyzes a household refrigerator configured with a conventional thermostat and both manual and automatic dampers. The model provides a new paradigm for investigating refrigerator systems and temperature control performance relative to the extensive verification testing that is typically done by manufacturers. The effects of each type of control and damper configuration are compared with respect to energy usage, control quality, and ambient temperature shift criteria. The results indicate that the appropriate control configuration can have significant effects and can improve plant performance.

Graviss, K.J.; Collins, R.L.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AIR QUALITY: Control Enters New Phase  

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AIR QUALITY: Control Enters New Phase ... Federal enforcement of air pollution is about to enter a new, more technically sophisticated, phase. ... Now air pollution control moves into the criteria and standards period, when numbers eventually will be the basis for enforcement and the country becomes zoned into 32 air quality regions. ...

1968-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Reservoir System Quality and Performance | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Predicting Reservoir System Quality and Performance Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Book Section: Predicting Reservoir System Quality and...

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems Existing software systems often represent significant investments and...

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5 CCR 1001 - Air Quality Control | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Quality ControlLegal Abstract Through this chapter the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulates air quality control. Published NA Year Signed or Took...

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFINDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFEnergy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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AUTOMATIC VARIABLE VENTILATION CONTROL SYSTEMS BASED ON AIR QUALITY DETECTION  

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Control Systems Based on Air Quality Detection Isaac Turiel,HVAC CONTROL SYSTEM BASED ON AIR QUALITY SENSING To Zl)(lecontrol systems based on air quality detection Isaac Turiel,

Turiel, Isaac

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical quality control services of the International Atomic Energy Agency  

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The International Atomic Energy Agency provides quality control services to analytical laboratories. These services...

O. Suschny

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How intense quality control improves hydraulic fracturing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Not unlike the subject of Forced Closure, Intense Quality Control is probably misnamed. What actually is discussed in this article is pilot testing of the fracturing fluids actually pumped at in-situ conditions of temperature and shear. Presented here is development of the need for onsite testing, equipment used, shear and viscosity curves from several jobs showing what went wrong that would otherwise not have been known, and a discussion of borate gel fluids.

Ely, J.W. [Ely and Associates, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Municipal performance: does mayoral quality matter?  

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This research addresses the question of what explains municipal performance in terms of delivering social services and fiscal performance. While the existing literature explains governmental performance with political, institutional and socio...

Avellaneda, Claudia Nancy

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Quality Management through Defect Prediction and Statistical Process Control  

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Quantitative Quality Management through Defect Prediction and Statistical Process Control Pankaj: To produce high quality software, the final software should have as few defects as possible. The task of quality management in a software project is to plan suitable quality control activities, and properly

Jalote, Pankaj

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Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pre-Exam Quiz | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pre-Exam Quiz Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pre-Exam Quiz This quiz is not representative of, nor related to the content of the actual QCI exam....

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Regional Water Quality Control Boards | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: Regional Water Quality Control BoardsLegal Abstract California Regional Water Quality Control Boards,...

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Colorado Water Quality Control Act | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- StatuteStatute: Colorado Water Quality Control ActLegal Abstract Statute setting forth laws for water quality control...

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Preparing for the Quality Control Inspector Certification Exam...  

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

Department of Commerce, identifies how individuals can better prepare for the Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector Certification Exam. preparingfortheqci...

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Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Summary for the California Rivers and Streams Study  

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APPENDIX 1 Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Summary for the California Rivers and Streams Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPrP) are outlined in the Rivers QAPP may arise so that corrective actions can be implemented. Quality control samples prepared and analyzed

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Hawaii Office of Environmental Quality Control Webpage | Open...  

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Control Webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Hawaii Office of Environmental Quality Control Webpage Author State of Hawaii...

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NREL Job Task Analysis: Quality Control Inspector | Department...  

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

Control Inspector More Documents & Publications trainingselfassessment.xlsx Preparing for the Quality Control Inspector Certification Exam NREL Job Task Analysis: Energy Auditor...

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The effect of job performance aids on quality assurance  

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Job performance aids (JPAs) have been studied for many decades in a variety of disciplines and for many different types of tasks, yet this is the first known research experiment using JPAs in a quality assurance (QA) context. The objective of this thesis was to assess whether a JPA has an effect on the performance of a QA observer performing the concurrent dual verification technique for a basic assembly task. The JPA used in this study was a simple checklist, and the design borrows heavily from prior research on task analysis and other human factors principles. The assembly task and QA construct of concurrent dual verification are consistent with those of a high consequence manufacturing environment. Results showed that the JPA had only a limited effect on QA performance in the context of this experiment. However, there were three important and unexpected findings that may draw interest from a variety of practitioners. First, a novel testing methodology sensitive enough to measure the effects of a JPA on performance was created. Second, the discovery that there are different probabilities of detection for different types of error in a QA context may be the most far-reaching results. Third, these results highlight the limitations of concurrent dual verification as a control against defects. It is hoped that both the methodology and results of this study are an effective baseline from which to launch future research activities.

Fosshage, Erik

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY  

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A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY JIE LIN*, University of Illinois Institute A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY Abstract This paper develops and demonstrates a quality control framework for bus schedule reliability. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems  

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

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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Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Georgia) | Department of Energy  

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

Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Georgia) Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Georgia) Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Environmental Regulations Siting and Permitting Provider Georgia Department of Natural Resources The Georgia Water Quality Control Act (WQCA) is a set of environmental regulations and permitting requirements that comply with the federal Clean Water Act. The Georgia Water Quality Control Act is enforced by the Georgia

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Georgia Air Quality Control Act (Georgia) | Department of Energy  

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

Air Quality Control Act (Georgia) Air Quality Control Act (Georgia) Georgia Air Quality Control Act (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Climate Policies Environmental Regulations Provider Georgia Department of Natural Resources The Georgia Air Quality Control Act (AQCA) is a set of environmental regulations, permitting requirements, and air quality standards that control the amount of pollutants emitted and who emits them. The AQCA

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Performance of Quality Assurance Procedures on Daily Precipitation  

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The search for precipitation quality control (QC) methods has proven difficult. The high spatial and temporal variability associated with precipitation data causes high uncertainty and edge creep when regression-based approaches are applied. ...

Jinsheng You; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Saralees Nadarajah; Kenneth E. Kunkel

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM: Surface Radiation Measurement Quality Control testing, including climatologically configurable limits  

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Surface Radiation Measurement Quality Control testing, including climatologically configurable limits

Hodges, Gary; Stoffel, Tom; Kutchenreiter, Mark; Kay, Bev; Habte, Aron; Ritsche, Michael; Morris, Victor; Anderberg, Mary

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CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program  

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Despite the recent acquisition of significant quantities of computed radiography CR equipment for mammography, Mexican regulations do not specify the performance requirements for digital systems such as those of CR type. The design of a quality control program QCP specific for CR mammography systems was thus considered relevant. International protocols were taken as reference to define tests, procedures and acceptance criteria. The designed QCP was applied in three CR mammography facilities. Important deficiencies in spatial resolution, noise, image receptor homogeneity, artifacts and breast thickness compensation were detected.

Moreno-Ramirez, A.; Brandan, M. E.; Villasenor-Navarro, Y.; Galvan, H. A.; Ruiz-Trejo, C. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico); Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080 (Mexico); Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Title 18 Alaska Administrative Code Chapter 50 Air Quality Control...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Document- RegulationRegulation: Title 18 Alaska Administrative Code Chapter 50 Air Quality ControlLegal Published NA Year Signed or Took Effect 2004 Legal Citation Alaska...

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Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pre-Home Energy Professional...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Professional Certification Exam Quiz Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pre-Home Energy Professional Certification Exam Quiz This quiz is not representative of, nor...

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California State Water Resources Control Board 401 Water Quality...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: California State Water Resources Control Board 401 Water Quality Certification Website Abstract This website...

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems | Department of  

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

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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Quality and Energy Control of Industrial Biscuit Baking  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

At present, industrial biscuit ovens are controlled by measuring the temperature in each oven section and keeping these temperatures at a predetermined value. A control system directly related to the quality of t...

Ubo de Vries; Paul Verlaan; Maas van der Vliert

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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113 air quality control station [n  

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envir. (Facility for measurement of air pollution; ? air quality network/system );s estación [f] de medición de la calidad del aire (? red de ev...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GINSENG: Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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35,000 sensors and actuators that are used to monitor and control all operations of the refineryMAC, designed to be such a MAC protocol. Also included are details of a deployment to the GALP oil refinery refinery in Portugal, where performance is critical. Performance Debugging Industry IT Systems Performance

Roedig, Utz

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Performance and Portability of an Air Quality Model Donald Dabdub  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and planning for the control of air pollution episodes. The California Institute of Technology (CIT) photochemical model is one such air quality model. It is used to predict the pollution dynamics in the South Coast Air Basin of California. It has also been modified to model pollution in South Korea, Mexico

Manohar, Rajit

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Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality and Performance Assurance  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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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Performance estimates for personnel access control systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Current performance estimates for personnel access control systems use estimates of Type I and Type II verification errors. A system performance equation which addresses normal operation, the insider, and outside adversary attack is developed. Examination of this equation reveals the inadequacy of classical Type I and II error evaluations which require detailed knowledge of the adversary threat scenario for each specific installation. Consequently, new performance measures which are consistent with the performance equation and independent of the threat are developed as an aid in selecting personnel access control systems.

Bradley, R. G.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance comparison of alternative fuzzy control modalities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Through the medium of computer simulation, this thesis documents thorough performance caparisons of several different fuzzy control schemes, using a standard problem in the literature, the inverted pendulum. In order to have a firm basis...

House, Corey Dean

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Online quality control methods for steam-gas reformers  

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This paper presents a classification of online quality control (QC) methods from the view of process control. The QC can be applied on the control loops from each of its three sides: the input (manipulative variable) side, the output (controlled variable) side and from the disturbance side. It was found that online QC can be direct or indirect, depending on the measures taken for quality. This classification can lead to interesting and new options for the control variables that otherwise would have been obscure. Once the proper control variable is selected (in terms of adequate representation of quality) it can be used for control systems analysis and design. Process application is presented for an industrial Steam Gas Reformer. The input is the fuel gas quality for which various options were presented. A correlation was obtained to relate heat input to simple measurements. The output hydrogen quality control options were discussed. Coil outlet temperature is adequate for a crude estimate of conversion, provided that S/C ratio is controlled. S/C ratio correlation was obtained to enable its estimation and control from simple measurements. A precise quality control of hydrogen can be achieved provided that COT is also controlled to protect reformer catalyst. An improved strategy can be implemented where both COT and conversion are controlled in a multivariable sense. This strategy is economically attractive, since it allows continuous manipulation of S/C ratio to the minimum required for COT control. Savings in fuel gas can be achieved accordingly. The feasibility of multivariable control was established via interaction analysis.

I.M. Alatiqi

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems | Department of  

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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

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Water Quality Control Act (Tennessee) | Department of Energy  

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

You are here You are here Home » Water Quality Control Act (Tennessee) Water Quality Control Act (Tennessee) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Environmental Regulations Siting and Permitting Provider Tennessee Department Of Environment and Conservation The Water Quality Control Act (WQCA) establishes the water pollution

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Performance Analysis - Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control  

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

Performance Analysis - Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance, and Performance Analysis - Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control Programs Within the U.S. Department of Energy, October 2002 Performance Analysis - Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control Programs Within the U.S. Department of Energy, October 2002 This report documents the results of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) analysis of DOE environmental monitoring, surveillance, and control activities. The analysis is based primarily on DOE Headquarters independent oversight evaluations of environmental monitoring and surveillance activities that were conducted at 14 different sites across the DOE complex during fiscal years 1999 through 2002. Independent oversight evaluations determined that all sites had established

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The Groundwater Performance Assessment Project Quality Assurance Plan  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has monitored groundwater on the Hanford Site since the 1940s to help determine what chemical and radiological contaminants have made their way into the groundwater. As regulatory requirements for monitoring increased in the 1980s, there began to be some overlap between various programs. DOE established the Groundwater Performance Assessment Project (groundwater project) in 1996 to ensure protection of the public and the environment while improving the efficiency of monitoring activities. The groundwater project is designed to support all groundwater monitoring needs at the site, eliminate redundant sampling and analysis, and establish a cost-effective hierarchy for groundwater monitoring activities. This document provides the quality assurance guidelines that will be followed by the groundwater project. This QA Plan is based on the QA requirements of DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, and 10 CFR 830, Subpart A--General Provisions/Quality Assurance Requirements as delineated in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Standards-Based Management System. In addition, the groundwater project is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans (EPA/240/B-01/003, QA/R-5). The groundwater project has determined that the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Requirements Documents (HASQARD, DOE/RL-96-68) apply to portions of this project and to the subcontractors. HASQARD requirements are discussed within applicable sections of this plan.

Luttrell, Stuart P.

2006-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Major: Ecological Systems Design, Air Quality Control and Waste Management  

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mechanics (Wang), 3 CP Air quality and health impact (Schleibinger, Wang, Wick), 3 CP Air Pollution Modeling pollution issues and control technology · Hands-on knowledge of state-of-the-art air quality monitoring questions · Solve complex problems from a system-oriented perspective · Understanding air pollution sources

Giger, Christine

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Protein quality control in the mammalian endoplasmic reticulum  

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Quality control is an important part of protein biogenesis. Aberrant proteins must be destroyed before they aggregate and cause deleterious effects. Failure to do so can result in cell death or malfunction and, ultimately, ...

Klemm, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Joanna)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE QC Workshop: Overview of Quality Control Techniques  

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Overview of quality control techniques by Michael Ulsh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, at the EERE QC Workshop held December 9-10, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

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Radiation safety and quality control in the cyclotron laboratory  

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......and Technical Papers Radiation safety and quality control...Forks, ND 58203, USA Radiation safety was determined to...to save SCADA node software and avoid run failure...prove compliance with radiation safety standards, and minimise......

Sushil Sharma; Gregory Krause; Manuchair Ebadi

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Quality Control Based on Self-Consistency  

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Conducting meteorological measurements, one is always confronted with a wide variety of different types of errors and with the decision of how to correct data for further use, if necessary. The selection of an adequate quality control (QC) ...

Reinhold Steinacker; Dieter Mayer; Andrea Steiner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically Controlled Reactor Shrinks Power Quality Costs and Power  

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Magnetically Controlled Reactor Shrinks Power Quality Costs and Power Magnetically Controlled Reactor Shrinks Power Quality Costs and Power Losses Speaker(s): Mark D. Galperin Date: December 18, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Diana Morris In a new, magnetically controlled reactor (MCR), in which DC pulsing through a special winding controls inductive susceptance, high saturation of the magnetic circuit steel with optimal magnetic and electrical circuit parameters ensures less than 2-3% main harmonic distortion even without special filters. Transformer-like construction ensures reliable operation. MCR's increase power quality through automatic voltage regulation, reduced fluctuation, and smoothing of reactive power surges at 1/2 the cost of thyristor-controlled reactors (TCR's). Damping of voltage-oscillation

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Hawaii Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control | Open  

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Office of Environmental Quality Control Office of Environmental Quality Control Jump to: navigation, search Name Hawaii Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control Address 235 S. Beretania Suite 702 Place Honolulu, Hawaii Zip 96813 Website http://hawaii.gov/health/envir Coordinates 21.3094485°, -157.8578603° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":21.3094485,"lon":-157.8578603,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance...  

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Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance In Lithium-ion Batteries. Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance In Lithium-ion Batteries....

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A Toolkit for Building Energy Consumption Data Quality Assurance/Quality Control  

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Conference Enhanced Building Operations, New York City, October 18-20, 2011 ICEBO 2011 ? New York JCB/ESL Outline ? Motivation ? Building Energy Data Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Project ? Tool Development ? Inputs... Occurred ESL-IC-11-10-30 Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, New York City, October 18-20, 2011 ICEBO 2011 ? New York JCB/ESL Building Energy Data QA/QC Project ? 150 Campus...

Baltazar, J.C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Groundwater Performance Assessment Project Quality Assurance Plan  

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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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GenePRIMP: A software quality control tool  

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Amrita Pati of the DOE Joint Genome Institute's Genome Biology group describes the software tool GenePRIMP and how it fits into the quality control pipeline for microbial genomics. Further details regarding GenePRIMP appear in a paper published online May 2, 2010 in Nature Methods.

Amrita Pati

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control  

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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

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analytical quality control Sample Search...  

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this trial and error process without sacrificing quality. Process control... the design process, and result in better quality products. A neural model can also supplement...

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Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT? Emission Control System...  

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Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT Emission Control System for NOx and PM Emission Reduction in Retrofit Applications Part 1 Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT Emission...

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Quality, Stability, Performance, and Emission Impacts of Biodiesel...  

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already exceeds 5% of the on-highway diesel market Biodiesel also reduces greenhouse gas emissions relative to petroleum 3 Barriers 1. Biodiesel quality: Some biodiesel...

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Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality and Performance Assurance...  

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Pion Recognition from Quality New Mexico and will be recognized at QNM's annual learning summit and awards ceremony April 22-23 in Albuquerque. Pion Recognition...

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Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality and Performance Assurance  

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Pion Recognition from Quality New Mexico and will be recognized at QNM's annual learning summit and awards ceremony April 22-23 in Albuquerque. Pion Recognition...

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A suite of RS/1 procedures for chemical laboratory statistical quality control and Shewhart control charting  

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A suite of RS/1 procedures for Shewhart control charting in chemical laboratories is described. The suite uses the RS series product QCA (Quality Control Analysis) for chart construction and analysis. The suite prompts users for data in a user friendly fashion and adds the data to or creates the control charts. All activities are time stamped. Facilities for generating monthly or contiguous time segment summary charts are included. The suite is currently in use at Westinghouse Savannah River Company.

Shanahan, K.L.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARS Title 49-200 Water Quality Control | Open Energy Information  

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Water Quality Control Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- StatuteStatute: ARS Title 49-200 Water Quality ControlLegal Abstract...

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(Quality control and nondestructive test procedures for welded products)  

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The International Institute of Welding is composed of some 600 technical experts from 36 countries. These individuals are divided by talent and personal interest into fifteen separate groups called Commissions, each with its own charter and goals. The title, and by inference the charter, of Commission V is : Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Welded Products. In pursuit of its charter Commission V has several subcommissions engaged in the development of drafts, procedures, and standards. Those documents subsequently considered suitable may be submitted to the International Organization for Standards (ISO), an organization similar to the American Society for Testing Materials, for acceptance as international standards. All ISO Procedures and standards which have been in effect for five years must undergo review by the initiating body. The results from review of five-year-old standards and procedures and the discussion of other documents proposed for international publication are presented.

Childress, C.E.

1990-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A quality control framework for bus schedule reliability Jie Lin a,*, Peng Wang b  

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A quality control framework for bus schedule reliability Jie Lin a,*, Peng Wang b , Darold T and demonstrates a quality control framework for bus schedule reliability. Automatic vehicle loca- tion (AVL demonstrating that it can provide quick and accurate quality control. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Keywords

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An expert system advisor for well log quality control  

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Taxonomy for the Sonic Iog C2 Taxonomy for the Gamma Ray lcg C3 Taxonomy for the Dual Induction Iog . Dl Gamma Ray Inf~ Trees . D2 Gamma Ray Inference Trees (Cont. ) D 3 Gamma Ray Inference Trees (Cont. ) D4 Dual Induction Inference Trees D5 Dual... FOR WELL IOG QUALITY CONTROL 17 OB3ECZIVFK SYSTEM DEVEIOFKENT 17 19 SUMMARY DISCUSSION SUGGESTIONS FOR FVHBK RESEARCH 31 33 41 APPENDIX A ? GIOSSARY OF ~ SYSTEM TERMINOIOGY . . 44 APPENDIX B ? AN ~ CONSULTATION SESSION WITH THE SONIC IOG...

Warnken, Dean Kennedy

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis: Work Control Events Identified January - August 2010  

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This performance analysis evaluated 24 events that occurred at LLNL from January through August 2010. The analysis identified areas of potential work control process and/or implementation weaknesses and several common underlying causes. Human performance improvement and safety culture factors were part of the causal analysis of each event and were analyzed. The collective significance of all events in 2010, as measured by the occurrence reporting significance category and by the proportion of events that have been reported to the DOE ORPS under the ''management concerns'' reporting criteria, does not appear to have increased in 2010. The frequency of reporting in each of the significance categories has not changed in 2010 compared to the previous four years. There is no change indicating a trend in the significance category and there has been no increase in the proportion of occurrences reported in the higher significance category. Also, the frequency of events, 42 events reported through August 2010, is not greater than in previous years and is below the average of 63 occurrences per year at LLNL since 2006. Over the previous four years, an average of 43% of the LLNL's reported occurrences have been reported as either ''management concerns'' or ''near misses.'' In 2010, 29% of the occurrences have been reported as ''management concerns'' or ''near misses.'' This rate indicates that LLNL is now reporting fewer ''management concern'' and ''near miss'' occurrences compared to the previous four years. From 2008 to the present, LLNL senior management has undertaken a series of initiatives to strengthen the work planning and control system with the primary objective to improve worker safety. In 2008, the LLNL Deputy Director established the Work Control Integrated Project Team to develop the core requirements and graded elements of an institutional work planning and control system. By the end of that year this system was documented and implementation had begun. In 2009, training of the workforce began and as of the time of this report more than 50% of authorized Integration Work Sheets (IWS) use the activity-based planning process. In 2010, LSO independently reviewed the work planning and control process and confirmed to the Laboratory that the Integrated Safety Management (ISM) System was implemented. LLNL conducted a cross-directorate management self-assessment of work planning and control and is developing actions to respond to the issues identified. Ongoing efforts to strengthen the work planning and control process and to improve the quality of LLNL work packages are in progress: completion of remaining actions in response to the 2009 DOE Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) evaluation of LLNL's ISM System; scheduling more than 14 work planning and control self-assessments in FY11; continuing to align subcontractor work control with the Institutional work planning and control system; and continuing to maintain the electronic IWS application. The 24 events included in this analysis were caused by errors in the first four of the five ISMS functions. The most frequent cause was errors in analyzing the hazards (Function 2). The second most frequent cause was errors occurring when defining the work (Function 1), followed by errors during the performance of work (Function 4). Interestingly, very few errors in developing controls (Function 3) resulted in events. This leads one to conclude that if improvements are made to defining the scope of work and analyzing the potential hazards, LLNL may reduce the frequency or severity of events. Analysis of the 24 events resulted in the identification of ten common causes. Some events had multiple causes, resulting in the mention of 39 causes being identified for the 24 events. The most frequent cause was workers, supervisors, or experts believing they understood the work and the hazards but their understanding was incomplete. The second most frequent cause was unclear, incomplete or confusing documents directing the work. Together, these two causes were mentioned 17 times and co

De Grange, C E; Freeman, J W; Kerr, C E; Holman, G; Marsh, K; Beach, R

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems  

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Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems Speaker(s): Ashish Singhal Date: December 20, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves The presentation will focus on practical aspects of commissioning control loops in commercial HVAC systems and evaluating their routine performance. Simple and theoretically sound methods for diagnosing control performance will be presented that detect serious performance issues associated with control loops in modern buildings. The discussion will center on a new control loop commissioning tool that helps field personnel to quickly test, tune and troubleshoot control loops. In addition to the active tests for commissioning control loops, a suite of diagnostic algorithms are used in a

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TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION  

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TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Pascal Meunier, Bruno systems are strongly linked to the performances of their control architecture. These architectures are the merger of a hardware structure ­ industrial computers and logic controllers connected to networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Cumulative sum quality control for calibrated breast density measurements  

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Purpose: Breast density is a significant breast cancer risk factor. Although various methods are used to estimate breast density, there is no standard measurement for this important factor. The authors are developing a breast density standardization method for use in full field digital mammography (FFDM). The approach calibrates for interpatient acquisition technique differences. The calibration produces a normalized breast density pixel value scale. The method relies on first generating a baseline (BL) calibration dataset, which required extensive phantom imaging. Standardizing prospective mammograms with calibration data generated in the past could introduce unanticipated error in the standardized output if the calibration dataset is no longer valid. Methods: Sample points from the BL calibration dataset were imaged approximately biweekly over an extended timeframe. These serial samples were used to evaluate the BL dataset reproducibility and quantify the serial calibration accuracy. The cumulative sum (Cusum) quality control method was used to evaluate the serial sampling. Results: There is considerable drift in the serial sample points from the BL calibration dataset that is x-ray beam dependent. Systematic deviation from the BL dataset caused significant calibration errors. This system drift was not captured with routine system quality control measures. Cusum analysis indicated that the drift is a sign of system wear and eventual x-ray tube failure. Conclusions: The BL calibration dataset must be monitored and periodically updated, when necessary, to account for sustained system variations to maintain the calibration accuracy.

Heine, John J.; Cao Ke; Beam, Craig [Cancer Prevention and Control Division, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States); Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 W. Taylor St., Chicago, Illinois 60612 (United States)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT? Emission Control System...  

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of Johnson Matthey Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT EGRT (tm) (tm) Emission Control System Emission Control System for for NOx NOx and PM Emission and PM Emission Reduction in...

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Research and Application of Intelligent Quality Control System Based on FMEA Repository  

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Although statistical process control (SPC) provides statistical techniques and graphical displays control charts to enable the quality of process to be monitored and special causes of process variability to be eliminated, this technology has been not ... Keywords: Manufacturing Process, Intelligent Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, FMEA Repository, Process Continuing Improvement

Xiuxu Zhao; Yu-bao Ma; Rui Cai; Xiao-li Bai; Lin-yan Ning

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT? Emission Control System...  

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

2 Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT Emission Control System for NOx and PM Emission Reduction in Retrofit Applications Part 2 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Johnson Matthey...

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Effect of human-biometric sensor interaction on fingerprint matching performance, image quality and minutiae count  

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This study investigated the effect of force levels (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11N) on fingerprint matching performance, image quality scores and minutiae count between optical and capacitance sensors. Three images were collected from the right index fingers of 75 participants for each sensing technology. Descriptive statistics analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric tests were conducted to assess significant differences in minutiae counts and image quality scores, by force level. The results reveal a significant difference in image quality score by force level and sensor technology in contrast to minutiae count for the capacitance sensor. The image quality score is one of the many factors that influence the system matching performance, yet the removal of low quality images does not improve the system performance at each force level. Further research is needed to identify other manipulatable factors to improve the interaction between a user and device and the subsequent matching performance.

Eric P. Kukula; Christine R. Blomeke; Shimon K. Modi; Stephen J. Elliott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Conventional and Fuzzy Control of Indoor Air Quality in Buildings  

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This article compares various techniques for the control of indoor air quality in a naturally ventilated building: ON-OFF, proportional-integral-derivative PID, proportional-integral with deadband PIdb, and fuzzy control. The control system for the fuzzy ...

A. I. Dounis; M. Bruant; M. Santamouris; G. Guarracino; P. Michel

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to measuring the quality of maintenance performance  

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......Transportation cost. NbM = Cost of salaries. Ny = Price of selling...finished product. ai = Initial cost of production associated to department i. di...maintenance performance in oil and gas production assets: theoretical architecture......

S. A. Oke; M. K. O. Ayomoh; I. O. Oyedokun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a Machine Control & Guidance System Determination of Performance  

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1 Use of a Machine Control & Guidance System Determination of Performance Protection against. Dr. P. Rausch Why Machine Guidance? 1 Introduction Machine Guidance allows higher performance. Higher someone checking down below: 09.07.2008 3 ,,Machine control by shout and gesture". Planned Excavator Job

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Management Controls over Performance Fees in the Idaho National Laboratory  

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Management Controls over Performance Fees in the Idaho National Management Controls over Performance Fees in the Idaho National Laboratory Contract, OAS-M-06-07 Management Controls over Performance Fees in the Idaho National Laboratory Contract, OAS-M-06-07 The Department of Energy (Department) did not always effectively and Fees use performance measures and fees to appropriately reward contractor performance. Specifically, the Department allocated approximately $1.1 million for 3 of the 27 performance measures and fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, which were disproportionately high for the work performed. Four of the 49 measures and fees established for FY 2006 provided the contractor the opportunity to earn $1 million under similar circumstances. Also, some of the performance measures worth $460,000, were implemented well

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Real-Time Control of Diesel Combustion Quality  

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Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) and ORNL established this CRADA to improve heavy-duty engine efficiency with reduced emissions at relatively extreme operating regimes such has high EGR, low-load, and cold-start, with an emphasis on the application of advanced control strategies. The approach used in this collaborative effort was to include the application of novel analysis and modeling techniques devel-oped from the application of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory. More specifically, analytical tech-niques derived from these theories were to used to detect, characterize, and control the combustion insta-bilities that are responsible for poor combustion performance and corresponding high emissions. The foundation of this CRADA was established based on ORNL expertise on the fundamentals of ad-vanced combustion operation and experience with nonlinear dynamics and controls in combustion sys-tems. The initial plan was all data generation would be performed at DDC with an agreed upon experi-mental plan formed by both organizations. While numerous experiments were performed at DDC and the data was exchanged with ORNL researchers, the team decided to transfer an engine to ORNL to allow more flexibility and data generation opportunities. A prototype DDC Series 60 with a common rail fuel system was selected and installed at ORNL. DDC and ORNL maintained a strong collaboration throughout much of this project. Direct funding from DOE ended in 2004 and DDC continued to fund at a reduced amount through 2007. This CRADA has not been funded in more recent years but has been maintained active in anticipation of restored funding. This CRADA has led to additional collaborations between DDC and ORNL.

Wagner, R.M.; Sisken, K (Detroit Diesel Corp.)

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of controlling coherent synchroton radiation-driven degradation of beam quality during bunch length compression  

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A method of avoiding CSR induced beam quality defects in free electron laser operation by a) controlling the rate of compression and b) using a novel means of integrating the compression with the remainder of the transport system: both are accomplished by means of dispersion modulation. A large dispersion is created in the penultimate dipole magnet of the compression region leading to rapid compression; this large dispersion is demagnified and dispersion suppression performed in a final small dipole. As a result, the bunch is short for only a small angular extent of the transport, and the resulting CSR excitation is small.

Douglas, David R. (Newport News, VA); Tennant, Christopher D. (Williamsburg, VA)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Ambient Air Quality Standards (Vermont)  

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The ambient air quality standards are based on the national ambient air quality standards. The Vermont standards are classified as primary and secondary standards and judged adequate to protect...

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Effect of Water Quality on the Performance of Boiler in Nigerian Petroleum Industry  

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This work investigates quality of water used in boilers of Refinery Company in Nigeria. The results shows that the quality of water fed to boilers are off specification. Low water quality used in boilers led to frequent failure of the boilers as a result of tube rupture. This has resulted into low capacity utilization and loss of processing fees. The poor performance of the boiler feed treatment plant is attributable to the deplorable condition of water intake plant, raw water treatment, demineralization plant, change in raw water quality and non-functioning of the polisher unit.

J. O. Odigure; A. S. Abdulkareem; E. T. Asuquo

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Multi-parameter control for centrifugal compressor performance optimization  

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The potential performance benefit of actuating inlet guide vane (IGV) angle, variable diffuser vane (VDV) angle and impeller speed to implement a multi-parameter control on a centrifugal compressor system is assessed. The ...

Mannai, Sébastien (Sébastien Karim)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High performance computing of compressor rotating stall and stall control  

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The performance of gas turbine engines is limited by compressor stall. Stall control technologies developed recently have demonstrated the effectiveness of steady tip injection to increase the stable operating range of high-speed axial and centrifugal ...

Jen-Ping Chen; Robert S. Webster; Michael D. Hathaway; Gregory P. Herrick; Gary J. Skoch

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In and Out of the ER: Protein Folding, Quality Control, Degradation, and Related Human Diseases  

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In and Out of the ER: Protein Folding, Quality Control, Degradation, and Related Human Diseases 1377 C. Protein folding 1378 II. Protein Translocation, Folding, and Quality Control in the Endoplasmic Reticulum 1379 A. Protein targeting to the ER 1379 B. Chaperone-assisted protein folding in the ER 1379 C

Hebert, Daniel N.

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'Catch and Suppress' Control of Instabilities in High Performance  

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'Catch and Suppress' Control of Instabilities in High Performance 'Catch and Suppress' Control of Instabilities in High Performance Fusion Plasmas Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) FES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of FES Funding Opportunities Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Fusion Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-24/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-4941 F: (301) 903-8584 E: sc.fes@science.doe.gov More Information » October 2012 'Catch and Suppress' Control of Instabilities in High Performance Fusion Plasmas Real time steering of microwave beams is used to suppress deleterious modes on DIII-D. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of General Atomics

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On the stock control performance of intermittent demand estimators  

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the empirical stock control performance of intermittent demand estimation procedures. The forecasting methods considered are the simple moving average, single exponential smoothing, Croston's method and a new method recently developed by the authors of this paper. We first discuss the nature of the empirical demand data set (3000 stock keeping units) and we specify the stock control model to be used for experimentation purposes. Performance measures are then selected to report customer service level and stock volume differences. The out-of-sample empirical comparison results demonstrate the superior stock control performance of the new intermittent demand forecasting method and enable insights to be gained into the empirical utility of the other estimators.

Aris A. Syntetos; John E. Boylan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Specialist  

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Alternate Title(s):Quality Control Technician; Quality Assurance Inspector; Quality Assurance Representative

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Exploring former interaction qualities for tomorrow's control room design  

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.g. in power plants or industrial production plants. One essential task in operating control rooms consists by virtual control elements that are operated through desktop computers. However this kind of interaction between power and reality as stated by Jacob et al. (2008): While digitization gave control rooms more

Reiterer, Harald

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Quality Control Quantification (QCQ): A Tool to Measure the Value of Quality Control Checks in Radiation Oncology  

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Purpose: To quantify the error-detection effectiveness of commonly used quality control (QC) measures. Methods: We analyzed incidents from 2007-2010 logged into a voluntary in-house, electronic incident learning systems at 2 academic radiation oncology clinics. None of the incidents resulted in patient harm. Each incident was graded for potential severity using the French Nuclear Safety Authority scoring scale; high potential severity incidents (score >3) were considered, along with a subset of 30 randomly chosen low severity incidents. Each report was evaluated to identify which of 15 common QC checks could have detected it. The effectiveness was calculated, defined as the percentage of incidents that each QC measure could detect, both for individual QC checks and for combinations of checks. Results: In total, 4407 incidents were reported, 292 of which had high-potential severity. High- and low-severity incidents were detectable by 4.0 {+-} 2.3 (mean {+-} SD) and 2.6 {+-} 1.4 QC checks, respectively (P<.001). All individual checks were less than 50% sensitive with the exception of pretreatment plan review by a physicist (63%). An effectiveness of 97% was achieved with 7 checks used in combination and was not further improved with more checks. The combination of checks with the highest effectiveness includes physics plan review, physician plan review, Electronic Portal Imaging Device-based in vivo portal dosimetry, radiation therapist timeout, weekly physics chart check, the use of checklists, port films, and source-to-skin distance checks. Some commonly used QC checks such as pretreatment intensity modulated radiation therapy QA do not substantially add to the ability to detect errors in these data. Conclusions: The effectiveness of QC measures in radiation oncology depends sensitively on which checks are used and in which combinations. A small percentage of errors cannot be detected by any of the standard formal QC checks currently in broad use, suggesting that further improvements are needed. These data require confirmation with a broader incident-reporting database.

Ford, Eric C., E-mail: eford@uw.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Terezakis, Stephanie; Souranis, Annette; Harris, Kendra [Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Gay, Hiram; Mutic, Sasa [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Quality Commissioning for HVAC Systems to Assure High Performance Throughout the Whole Life Cycle  

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TOTAL QUALITY COMMISSIONING FOR HVAC SYSTEMS TO ASSURE HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE LIFE CYCLE By: Grahame E. Maisey, P.E., and Beverly Milestone, LEED AP Building Services Consultants INTRODUCTION Current HVAC systems... are not coming close to approaching life cycle performance expectations for energy, operation and maintenance, occupant comfort and productivity and longevity. HVAC systems in buildings claiming to be sustainable, with integrated, energy conscious design...

Maisey, G.; Milestone, B.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems  

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems present TEAPOT, a full system GPU sim- ulator, whose goal is to allow the evaluation of the GPUs metrics. Unlike prior GPU simulators, TEAPOT supports the OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 API, so that it can simulate

Parcerisa, Joan-Manuel

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Sampling and Statistical Quality Control with an Example from Industry  

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; percentage of defective units needs methods to monitor quality in a reliable way even if it cannot check. Even the seemingly uncomplicated task of counting the number of defective units in a large batch in Finland who have never owned a car, our population is equal to the population of Finland. Or if we wish

Pedicini, Marco

105

High performance control of harmonic instability from HVDC link system  

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This paper investigates the usefulness of novel control method for HVDC link system which suffers from severe condition of low order harmonic. This control scheme is used the feedforward control method which is directly controlled dc current at dc link system. The studies of this paper are aimed to improving the dynamic response of HVdc link system in disturbances such as faults. To achieve those objectives, digital time domain simulations are employed by the electro magnetic transient program for dc system (EMTDC). This method results in stable recovery from faults at both rectifier and inverter terminal busbars for a HVdc system that is inherently unstable. It has been found to be robust and control performance has been enhanced.

Min, W.K.; Yoo, M.H. [Korea Electric Power Research Inst., Taejeon (Korea, Republic of)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for  

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort Title Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-58912 Year of Publication 2005 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Joseph H. Klems, Mehry Yazdanian, and Stephen E. Selkowitz Conference Name 2006 ASHRAE Annual Meeting Date Published 06/2006 Conference Location Quebec City, Canada Call Number LBNL-58912 Abstract A 20-month field study was conducted to measure the energy performance of south-facing large-area tungsten-oxide absorptive electrochromic (EC) windows with a broad switching range in a private office setting. The EC windows were controlled by a variety of means to bring in daylight while minimizing window glare. For some cases, a Venetian blind was coupled with the EC window to block direct sun. Some tests also involved dividing the EC window wall into zones where the upper EC zone was controlled to admit daylight while the lower zone was controlled to prevent glare yet permit view. If visual comfort requirements are addressed by EC control and Venetian blinds, a 2-zone EC window configuration provided average daily lighting energy savings of 10-15% compared to the reference case with fully lowered Venetian blinds. Cooling load reductions were 0-3%. If the reference case assumes no daylighting controls, lighting energy savings would be 44-11%. Peak demand reductions due to window cooling load, given a critical demand-response mode, were 19-26% maximum on clear sunny days. Peak demand reductions in lighting energy use were 0% or 72-100% compared to a reference case with and without daylighting controls, respectively. Lighting energy use was found to be very sensitive to how glare and sun is controlled. Additional research should be conducted to fine-tune EC control for visual comfort based on solar conditions so as to increase lighting energy savings.

107

Design, Control, and Experimental Performance of a Teleoperated Robotic Fish  

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Design, Control, and Experimental Performance of a Teleoperated Robotic Fish Evangelos Papadopoulos National Technical University of Athens 15780 Athens, Greece egpapado@central.ntua.gr Abstract-- Fish-cost teleoperated underwater robotic fish, driven by an oscillating foil. The main principles for the development

Papadopoulos, Evangelos

108

MARKIS: The Dutch marine database and its quality control system J. B. Wijngaard  

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2006 #12;1 Contents Introduction 3 History 4 To a relational database 5 MARKIS database 6 QualityMARKIS: The Dutch marine database and its quality control system J. B. Wijngaard De Bilt, February a long history of collecting and archiving marine data. In 1854 Dutch merchant ships started to transfer

Stoffelen, Ad

109

Managing the quality of a resource with stock and flow controls  

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stock. Thus, we try to prevent the deterioration of environmental quality and to keep our roads wellManaging the quality of a resource with stock and flow controls Nathaniel Keohane a, , Benjamin Van Roy b , Richard Zeckhauser c a Yale University, United States b Stanford University, United States c

Van Roy, Ben

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality control Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air quality control Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 AQAST Short-Term Project PI: Richard McNider, University...

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Quality Control in the Radiological Departments of the Florence General Hospital  

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......Quality Control in the Radiological Departments of the Florence General Hospital C. Gori G. Belli S. Calvagno L. Capaccioli A. Guasti G. Spano G. Zatelli At the Hospital of Careggi in Florence six radiological departments are currently active......

C. Gori; G. Belli; S. Calvagno; L. Capaccioli; A. Guasti; G. Spanò; G. Zatelli

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NMS 74-6-4 Duties and Powers of the Water Quality Control Commission...  

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NMS 74-6-4 Duties and Powers of the Water Quality Control Commission Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- StatuteStatute: NMS 74-6-4...

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Improved Quality Control Processing of Peptide-centric LC-MS...  

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statistically extreme LC-MS runs. Citation: Matzke MM, KM Waters, TO Metz, JM Jacobs, A Sims, R Baric, JG Pounds, and BJM Webb-Robertson.2011."Improved Quality Control Processing...

114

Optimizing human performance in the advanced CANDU control room  

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Human performance in existing Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) nuclear power plants has been considerably enhanced by the extensive use of computers for automatic plant control and operator interface functions. This includes a number of relatively advanced functions such as alarm conditioning, trip setpoint conditioning, signal checks and intercomparisons, special-purpose information displays, and computerized safety system testing. The CANDU supervisory control philosophy has been quite successful and well received by CANDU operators and has provided a solid foundation to build upon. Optimization of human performance in the advanced CANDU control room is being achieved by systematic integration of human factors and computer technology in an intensive Canadian program of research, design, and development.

Pauksens, J. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)); Lupton, L.R. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, Ontario (Canada))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Online Weld Quality NDE & Control with IR Thermography  

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noise * Ice Cubes - 0C. Large temperate differential (dT25C), but wet * Vortex Tube Cold Air Gun - dT15C, difficult to control air flow, less consistent * Hot...

116

Analyst Tools and Quality Control Software for the ARM Data System  

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ATK Mission Research develops analyst tools and automated quality control software in order to assist the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Quality Office with their data inspection tasks. We have developed a web-based data analysis and visualization tool, called NCVweb, that allows for easy viewing of ARM NetCDF files. NCVweb, along with our library of sharable Interactive Data Language procedures and functions, allows even novice ARM researchers to be productive with ARM data with only minimal effort. We also contribute to the ARM Data Quality Office by analyzing ARM data streams, developing new quality control metrics, new diagnostic plots, and integrating this information into DQ HandS - the Data Quality Health and Status web-based explorer. We have developed several ways to detect outliers in ARM data streams and have written software to run in an automated fashion to flag these outliers.

Moore, S.T.

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - admission control performance Sample Search...  

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applications is to perform admission control for each... . 2. Pseudo Code of Admission Control and Scheduling Algorithm. After performing admission ... Source: Aberer, Karl -...

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International Space Station power module thermal control system hydraulic performance  

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The International Space Station (ISS) uses four photovoltaic power modules (PVMs) to provide electric power for the US On-Orbit Segment. The PVMs consist of photovoltaic arrays (PVAs), orbit replaceable units (ORUs), photovoltaic radiators (PVRs), and a thermal control system (TCS). The PVM TCS function is to maintain selected PVM components within their specified operating ranges. The TCS consists of the pump flow control subassembly (PFCS), piping system, including serpentine tubing for individual component heat exchangers, headers/manifolds, fluid disconnect couplings (FQDCs), and radiator (PVR). This paper describes the major design requirements for the TCS and the results of the system hydraulic performance predictions in regard to these requirements and system component sizing. The system performance assessments were conducted using the PVM TCS fluid network hydraulic model developed for predicting system/component pressure losses and flow distribution. Hardy-Cross method of iteration was used to model the fluid network configuration. Assessments of the system hydraulic performance were conducted based on an evaluation of uncertainties associated with the manufacturing and design tolerances. Based on results of the analysis, it was concluded that all design requirements regarding system performance could be met. The hydraulic performance range, enveloping possible system operating parameter variations was determined.

Goldberg, V. [Boeing North American, Inc., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Arsenic Removal Technologies and the Effect of Source Water Quality on Performance  

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Arsenic removal technologies that are effective at the tens of ppb level include coagulation, followed by settling/microfiltration, ion exchange by mineral surfaces,and pressure-driven membrane processes (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration). This report describes the fundamental mechanisms of operation of the arsenic removal systems and addresses the critical issues of arsenic speciation, source water quality on the performance of the arsenic removal systems and costs associated with the different treatment technology categories.

KHANDAKER, NADIM R.; BRADY, PATRICK V.

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecotoxicity of sediments in stormwater quality control facilities  

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The characteristics of accumulated sediments were investigated, with a focus on selected trace metals, in three stormwater management facilities and one natural site, all located in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, in Ontario, Canada. This study was conducted in response to concerns expressed by Environment Canada about possible ecosystem impacts by contaminants accumulated in these commonly applied, passive treatment systems. Also of interest were the effects of facility configuration, and operation and maintenance on particulate deposition patterns and resulting exposure risk. This was the first phase of a multidisciplinary study to quantify the risk of ecosystem effects in these systems, and results indicate that there are some significant potential risks present. In addition, results indicate that a simple comparison with provincial sediment quality guidelines may not be sufficient to alert facility owners and operators to these potential risks.

Anderson, B.C.; Loon, G. van; Watt, W.E.; Marsalek, J.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Quality Control Matrix Tools for Defining Commissioning Process  

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by overriding, deleting and/or adding. ?It is used to define most of the necessary procedures required for commissioning authority as well as commissioning-related parties during the building production stage and operation stage. ?MQC tool is a control tool...Cell ContentsS p ecificationS p ecification2URLMAILOther Files??????????????1???2?????????????????????????????????????????????http://www.hptcj.or.jp/chikun etu/tools/index.html ??????????????????????????????????? ?? ?????????????????????????????????????????http://www.hptcj.or...

Nakahara, N.; Onojima, H.; Kamitani, K.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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M. (2009). Indoor air quality in highly energy efficientClayton, R. (2001). Indoor air quality: Residential cookingon acceptable indoor air quality in homes. HVAC&R Research,

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mass production and quality control of RPCs for the Daya Bay Experiment  

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Resistive plate chambers will be used in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment to help veto backgrounds created by cosmic-ray muons. The mass production of RPCs began in 2008 and by the end of 2009, 1600 RPCs (3500 m{sup 2}) had been produced and tested. This paper describes the production and quality control procedures, and quality assurance using cosmic-ray testing.

Hackenburg R.

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Software quality assurance in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located in southeast New Mexico, is a deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of transuranic waste generated by DOE defense-related activities. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), in its role as scientific advisor to the DOE, is responsible for evaluating the long-term performance of the WIPP. This risk-based Performance Assessment (PA) is accomplished in part through the use of numerous scientific modeling codes, which rely for some of their inputs on data gathered during characterization of the site. The PA is subject to formal requirements set forth in federal regulations. In particular, the components of the calculation fall under the configuration management and software quality assurance aegis of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) requirements. This paper describes SNL's implementation of the NQA requirements regarding software quality assurance (SQA). The description of the implementation of SQA for a PA calculation addresses not only the interpretation of the NQA requirements, it also discusses roles, deliverables, and the resources necessary for effective implementation. Finally, examples are given which illustrate the effectiveness of SNL's SQA program, followed by a detailed discussion of lessons learned.

FROEHLICH,GARY K.; OGDEN,HARVEY C.; BYLE,KATHLEEN A.

2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of LWR environmental control technology performance and cost  

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This study attempts to establish a ranking for species that are routinely released to the environment for a projected nuclear power growth scenario. Unlike comparisons made to existing standards, which are subject to frequent revision, the ranking of releases can be used to form a more logical basis for identifying the areas where further development of control technology could be required. This report describes projections of releases for several fuel cycle scenarios, identifies areas where alternative control technologies may be implemented, and discusses the available alternative control technologies. The release factors were used in a computer code system called ENFORM, which calculates the annual release of any species from any part of the LWR nuclear fuel cycle given a projection of installed nuclear generation capacity. This survey of fuel cycle releases was performed for three reprocessing scenarios (stowaway, reprocessing without recycle of Pu and reprocessing with full recycle of U and Pu) for a 100-year period beginning in 1977. The radioactivity releases were ranked on the basis of a relative ranking factor. The relative ranking factor is based on the 100-year summation of the 50-year population dose commitment from an annual release of radioactive effluents. The nonradioactive releases were ranked on the basis of dilution factor. The twenty highest ranking radioactive releases were identified and each of these was analyzed in terms of the basis for calculating the release and a description of the currently employed control method. Alternative control technology is then discussed, along with the available capital and operating cost figures for alternative control methods.

Heeb, C.M.; Aaberg, R.L.; Cole, B.M.; Engel, R.L.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Lewallen, M.A.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of CSI-based unified power quality conditioner using artificial neural network  

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In recent years unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) is being used as a universal active power conditioning device to mitigate both current as well as voltage harmonics at a distribution end of power system network. The performance of UPQC mainly depends upon how quickly and accurately compensation signals are derived. The artificial neural network (ANN) trained with conventional compensator data, can deliver compensation signals more accurately and quickly than conventional compensator at varied load condition. This paper presents performance verification of CSI-based UPQC using artificial neural network. The ANN-based compensation system eliminates voltage as well as current harmonics with good dynamic response. Extensive simulation results using Matlab/Simulink for RL load connected through an uncontrolled bridge rectifier validates the performance of ANN compensator.

K. Vadirajacharya; P. Agarwal; H.O. Gupta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality and Performance of LED Flashlights in Kenya: Common End User Preferences and Complaints  

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Flashlights that use LED technology have quickly emerged as the dominant source of portable lighting in Kenya. While flashlights do not normally provide a substitute for kerosene and other highly inefficient fuels, they are an important early manifestation of LED lighting in the developing world that can serve as a platform - or deterrent - to the diffusion of the technology into the broader off-grid lighting market. The lead acid batteries embedded in flashlights also represent an important source of hazardous waste, and flashlight durability is thus an important determinant of the rate of waste disposal. Low-cost LED flashlights with prices from $1 to $4 are now widely available in shops and markets throughout Kenya. The increased penetration of LED technology in the flashlight market is significant, as over half of all Kenyan households report owning a flashlight (Kamfor, 2002). While this shift from conventional incandescent technology to modern LEDs may appear to be a promising development, end users that our research team interviewed expressed a number of complaints about the quality and performance of these new flashlights. This raises concerns about the interests of low-income flashlight users, and it may also indicate the onset of a broader market spoiling effect for off-grid lighting products based on LED technology (Mills and Jacobson, 2008; Lighting Africa, 2007). The quality of low-cost LED flashlights can contribute to market spoiling because these products appear to represent the first contact that most Kenyans have with LED technology. In this report, our team uses interviews with 46 end users of flashlights to collect information about their experiences, perceptions, and preferences. We focus especially on highlighting common complaints from respondents about the flashlights that they have used, as well as on noting the features that they indicated were important when evaluating the quality of a flashlight. In previous laboratory tests, researchers from our team found a wide range of quality and performance among battery powered LED lights (Granderson, et al. 2008).

Tracy, Jenny; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan

2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

128

Velocimeter for quality control monitoring in rubber production  

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A velocimeter was designed for longitudinal sound?speed measurements on 3?mm?thick (ASTM) rubber samples. Batch?to?batch variations in sound speed are detected to 0.1% precision by operators without technical experience. Each measurement required five minutes with the prototype device and substantial reductions are expected with minor design modifications. The device consists of two ultrasonic transducers with a rubber sample sandwiched between them. During device assembly the sample is squeezed by the transducers such that a known and reproducible transducer?transducer separation distance is obtained. A 5?MHz cw signal is then applied to one transducer. The phase angle difference of the signal received by the other transducer is read on a meter face and is related to the wave speed in the rubber. By performing a detailed theoretical analysis of this geometry we are able to meaningfully compensate the value of the meter reading for variations in temperature thickness (related to the degree of sample squeezing used) and sound absorption and also use the device for absolute sound speed and attenuation measurements.

R. D. Corsaro; J. Jarzynski; L. Burns; W. B. Moniz

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Flight Performance Optimization for Rotorcraft with Redundant Controls Gurbuz Taha Ozdemir  

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control system is designed to perform in-flight optimization of redundant control effectors on a compound controller is implemented for inner loop control of roll, pitch, yaw, heave, and rotor RPM. An outer loop

Maroncelli, Mark

130

Performance and Controllability of Pulsed Ion Beam Ablation Propulsion  

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We propose novel propulsion driven by ablation plasma pressures produced by the irradiation of pulsed ion beams onto a propellant. The ion beam ablation propulsion demonstrates by a thin foil (50 {mu}mt), and the flyer velocity of 7.7 km/s at the ion beam energy density of 2 kJ/cm2 adopted by using the Time-of-flight method is observed numerically and experimentally. We estimate the performance of the ion beam ablation propulsion as specific impulse of 3600 s and impulse bit density of 1700 Ns/m2 obtained from the demonstration results. In the numerical analysis, a one-dimensional hydrodynamic model with ion beam energy depositions is used. The control of the ion beam kinetic energy is only improvement of the performance but also propellant consumption. The spacecraft driven by the ion beam ablation provides high performance efficiency with short-pulsed ion beam irradiation. The numerical results of the advanced model explained latent heat and real gas equation of state agreed well with experimental ones over a wide range of the incident ion beam energy density.

Yazawa, Masaru; Buttapeng, Chainarong; Harada, Nobuhiro [Nagaoka University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188 (Japan); Suematsu, Hisayuki; Jiang Weihua; Yatsui, Kiyoshi [Nagaoka University of Technology, Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188 (Japan)

2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of The Excreta Bioassay Quality Control Program For April 1, 2010 Through March 31, 2011  

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A total of 76 urine samples and 10 spiked fecal samples were submitted during the report period (April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011) to GEL Laboratories, LLC in South Carolina by the Hanford Internal Dosimetry Program (IDP) to check the accuracy, precision, and detection levels of their analyses. Urine analyses for 14C, Sr, for 238Pu, 239Pu, 241Am, 243Am, 235U, 238U, 238U-mass and fecal analyses for 241Am, 238Pu and 239Pu were tested this year. The number of QC urine samples submitted during the report period represented 1.1% of the total samples submitted. In addition to the samples provided by IDP, GEL was also required to conduct their own QC program, and submit the results of analyses to IDP. About 31% of the analyses processed by GEL during the first year of contract 112512 were quality control samples. GEL tested the performance of 23 radioisotopes, all of which met or exceeded the specifications in the Statement of Work within statistical uncertainty except the slightly elevated relative bias for 243,244Cm (Table 4).

Antonio, Cheryl L.

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

132

Seasonal versus Episodic Performance Evaluation for an Eulerian Photochemical Air Quality Model  

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This study presents detailed evaluation of the seasonal and episodic performance of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system applied to simulate air quality at a fine grid spacing (4 km horizontal resolution) in central California, where ozone air pollution problems are severe. A rich aerometric database collected during the summer 2000 Central California Ozone Study (CCOS) is used to prepare model inputs and to evaluate meteorological simulations and chemical outputs. We examine both temporal and spatial behaviors of ozone predictions. We highlight synoptically driven high-ozone events (exemplified by the four intensive operating periods (IOPs)) for evaluating both meteorological inputs and chemical outputs (ozone and its precursors) and compare them to the summer average. For most of the summer days, cross-domain normalized gross errors are less than 25% for modeled hourly ozone, and normalized biases are between {+-}15% for both hourly and peak (1 h and 8 h) ozone. The domain-wide aggregated metrics indicate similar performance between the IOPs and the whole summer with respect to predicted ozone and its precursors. Episode-to-episode differences in ozone predictions are more pronounced at a subregional level. The model performs consistently better in the San Joaquin Valley than other air basins, and episodic ozone predictions there are similar to the summer average. Poorer model performance (normalized peak ozone biases <-15% or >15%) is found in the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area and is most noticeable in episodes that are subject to the largest uncertainties in meteorological fields (wind directions in the Sacramento Valley and timing and strength of onshore flow in the Bay Area) within the boundary layer.

Jin, Ling; Brown, Nancy J.; Harley, Robert A.; Bao, Jian-Wen; Michelson, Sara A; Wilczak, James M

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

133

Improving waveform quality in direct power control of DFIG using fuzzy controller  

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This paper proposes a new direct power control (DPC) strategy of double-fed induction generator using fuzzy logic controller. The active and reactive power equations are expanded, and effects of voltage vecto...

H. Z. Boroujeni; M. F. Othman; A. H. Shirdel…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Audit of the Savannah River Site's Quality Control Program for Groundwater Sampling, IG-0405  

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0, 1997 0, 1997 MEMORANDUM FOR: THE SECRETARY FROM: John C. Layton Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Audit of the Savannah River Site's Quality Control Program for Groundwater Sampling" BACKGROUND The Savannah River Site's groundwater remediation program was managed by the Department of Energy's (Department) management and operating contractor for the site, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse). One component of the remediation

135

Quality Control and Verification of Weather Radar Wind Profiles IWAN HOLLEMAN  

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- tions of the vertical velocity, which is a sum of the vertical wind velocity and the hydrometeor fall. 1986). Profiles of wind speed and direction, hydrometeor fall speed, and divergence have been obtainedQuality Control and Verification of Weather Radar Wind Profiles IWAN HOLLEMAN Royal Netherlands

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136

Scanning white light interferometry in quality control of single-point tape automated bonding  

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We report on applying a scanning white light interferometry (SWLI) for quality control of aluminum lead single-point tape automated bonding (spTAB). A spTAB process was used to connect Al leads on a thin polyimide flex to Al bond pads on a flexible Al-polyimide ... Keywords: Bonding, Interferometry

Ivan Vl. Kassamakov; Henri O. Seppänen; Markku J. Oinonen; Edward O. Híggström; J. Mathias Österberg; Juha P. Aaltonen; Heimo Saarikko; Zoran P. Radivojevic

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Documenting Visual Quality Controls on the Evaluation of Petroleum Reservoir-rocks through  

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) processes control the distribution of porosity and permeability within petroleum reservoir rocks section in a time unit. The values and distribution of porosity and permeability within reservoir rocks and prediction of the quality (porosity, permeability) of petroleum reservoirs during their exploration

Oliveira, Manuel M.

138

Diffusion-wave laser radiometric diagnostic quality-control technologies for materials NDE/NDT  

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Diffusion-wave laser radiometric diagnostic quality-control technologies for materials NDE/NDT A in two emerging NDE/NDT technologies. The solution of the ill-posed thermal- wave inverse problem has radiometric NDE metrology capable of measuring the primary photo- injected free carrier parameters

Mandelis, Andreas

139

Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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1989). Residential indoor air quality and energy efficiency.book Residential Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency by2009). Indoor air quality in highly energy efficient homes—A

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring building energy consumption, thermal performance, and indoor air quality in a cold climate region  

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Abstract Buildings are major consumers of the world's energy. Optimizing energy consumption of buildings during operation can significantly reduce their impact on the global environment. Monitoring the energy usage and performance is expected to aid in reducing the energy consumption of occupants. In this regard, this paper describes a framework for sensor-based monitoring of energy performance of buildings under occupancy. Different types of sensors are installed at different locations in 12 apartment units in a building in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada to assess occupant energy usage, thermal performance of the building envelope, and indoor air quality (IAQ). The relationship between heating energy consumption and the thermal performance of building envelope and occupant comfort level is investigated by analyzing the monitoring data. The results show that the extent of heat loss, occupant comfort level, and appliance usage patterns have significant impacts on heating energy and electricity consumption. This study also identifies the factors influencing the poor IAQ observed in some case-study units. In the long term, it is expected that the extracted information acquired from the monitoring system can be used to support intelligent decisions to save energy, and can be implemented by the building management system to achieve financial, environmental, and health benefits.

Tanzia Sharmin; Mustafa Gül; Xinming Li; Veselin Ganev; Ioanis Nikolaidis; Mohamed Al-Hussein

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying infrared thermography as a quality-control tool for the rapid  

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Applying infrared thermography as a quality-control tool for the rapid Applying infrared thermography as a quality-control tool for the rapid detection of polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cell catalyst-layer-thickness variations Title Applying infrared thermography as a quality-control tool for the rapid detection of polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cell catalyst-layer-thickness variations Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2012 Authors Aieta, Niccolo V., Prodip K. Das, Andrew Perdue, Guido Bender, Andrew M. Herring, Adam Z. Weber, and Michael J. Ulsh Journal Journal of Power Sources Volume 211 Pagination 4 - 11 Date Published 8/2012 ISSN 03787753 Keywords catalyst layer, corrosion, defects, fuel cell, infrared thermography, manufacturing, pemfc, quality control Abstract As fuel cells become more prominent, new manufacturing and production methods are needed to enable increased volumes with high quality. One necessary component of this industrial growth will be the accurate measurement of the variability of a wide range of material properties during the manufacturing process. In this study, a method to detect defects in fuel cell catalyst layers is investigated through experiment and mathematical simulation. The method uses infrared thermography and direct-current electronic-excitation methods to detect variations in platinum-containing catalyst-layer thickness with high spatial and temporal resolution. Data analysis, operating-condition impacts, and detection limits are explored, showing the measurement of defects on the millimeter length scale. Overall, the experimental and modeling results demonstrate great potential of this technique as a nondestructive method to measure defects that is amenable to use on roll-to-roll manufacturing lines.

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Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues  

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Review of the Hanford Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Data Quality, Control and Management Issues January 2006 Hanford Solid Waste Environment Impact Statement (EIS) Data Quality, Control and Management Issues Review Report ii Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................. IV 1.0 BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 REVIEW APPROACH....................................................................................................... 1 3.0 SUMMARY........................................................................................................................ 2 4.0 REVIEW RESULTS........................................................................................................... 4

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AstroCloud, a Cyber-Infrastructure for Astronomy Research: Data Archiving and Quality Control  

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AstroCloud is a cyber-Infrastructure for Astronomy Research initiated by Chinese Virtual Observatory (China-VO) under funding support from NDRC (National Development and Reform commission) and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences){\\url{http://astrocloud.china-vo.org}}\\citep{O8-5_Cui_adassxxiv}. To archive the astronomical data in China, we present the implementation of the astronomical data archiving system (ADAS). Data archiving and quality control are the infrastructure for the AstroCloud. Throughout the data of the entire life cycle, data archiving system standardized data, transferring data, logging observational data, archiving ambient data, And storing these data and metadata in database. Quality control covers the whole process and all aspects of data archiving.

He, Boliang; Fan, Dongwei; Li, Changhua; Xiao, Jian; Yu, Ce; Wang, Chuanjun; Cao, Zihuang; Chen, Junyi; Yi, Weimin; Li, Shanshan; Mi, Linying; Yang, Sisi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production and Characterization of Plutonium Dioxide Particles as a Quality Control Material for Safeguards Purposes  

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Production and Characterization of Plutonium Dioxide Particles as a Quality Control Material for Safeguards Purposes ... Although U particles are of major interest in swipe samples from enrichment facilities, Pu particles are of high interest for safeguarding reactors with hot cells, reprocessing, and research and development facilities. ... The environmental sampling for safeguard (ESS) system is presented, that was useful to monitor trace radioactive pollution in the environment and to detect nuclear activities. ...

Taeko Shinonaga; David Donohue; Helmut Aigner; Stefan Bürger; Dilani Klose; Teemu Kärkelä; Riitta Zilliacus; Ari Auvinen; Olivier Marie; Fabien Pointurier

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Colorado Water Quality Control Act.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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Water Quality Control Act.pdf Water Quality Control Act.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Colorado Water Quality Control Act.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 413 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 69 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 14:23, 14 March 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 14:23, 14 March 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 69 pages (413 KB) Alevine (Talk | contribs)

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Invited poster: GINSENG: Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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mechanisms and tools to carry out performance debugging of deployed systems Fig. 1. The GALP oil refinery. Within this paper the GINSENG performance debugging mechanisms are detailed. II. THE GALP REFINERY contains a number of mechanisms used to collect, transport and analyse performance critical data

Sreenan, Cormac J.

147

Hydrazine engine start system air start performance and controls sizing  

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Hydrazine has been used as an energy source in many applications to fuel in-flight main engine starting. In a current application, an existing hydrazine engine start system (ESS) design was adapted to meet new fuel control requirements. This paper presents a brief system description, historical context, and the motivating factors for the hydrazine controls changes and three case studies of controls design and analysis from the ESS program. 4 refs.

Johnson, A.T.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Johnson Matthey EGRT? Emission Control System...  

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* Doug Emig Emigd@JMUSA.com * Sougato Chatterjee Chatterjee@JMUSA.com * WWW.JMCSD.COM Johnson Matthey Diesel Emission Control Systems 380 Lapp Road Malvern, PA 19355...

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A direct and neural controller performance study with beam wandering mitigation control in free space optical link  

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The beam wander on the detector plane is one of the main causes for major power loss which severely degrades the performance of Free Space Optical (FSO) link. Designing a suitable controller to correct the beam motion at a faster rate to increase the ... Keywords: Direct controller, beam wandering, impulse response and scintillation, neural-controller, prediction accuracy

A. Arockia Bazil Raj, J. Arputha Vijaya Selvi, D. Kumar, S. Raghavan

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Performance of digital pheromones for swarming vehicle control  

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The use of digital pheromones for controlling and coordinating swarms of unmanned vehicles is studied under various conditions to determine their effectiveness in multiple military scenarios. The study demonstrates the effectiveness of these pheromone ... Keywords: autonomous vehicles, multiagent, pheromone control, swarming

John A. Sauter; Robert Matthews; H. Van Dyke Parunak; Sven A. Brueckner

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance  

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This paper demonstrates the benefits of optimal control in well-designed and operated buildings using a case study. The case study building was built in 2001. The HVAC and control systems have been installed with state-of-the-art equipment which...

Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Ceramic fabricator quality revolution: A case study  

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This case study discusses statistical process control and other quality tools in the application of continuous improvement and total quality management programs to a mature ceramic parts manufacturing operation that had been producing quality'' products for many years. By applying these tools, significant incremental improvements in process performance and product quality were achieved.

Martin, S.C. (Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc., Buffalo, NY (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality control of polymer solar modules by lock-in thermography  

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We have characterized lateral imperfections of photovoltaic modules based on solution processed polymer-fullerene semiconductor blends by means of lock-in thermography (LIT). The active layer of the solar cell modules is based on the heterogeneous organic semiconductor system poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl- C 61 -butyric acid methyl ester and the power conversion efficiency of the modules reached nearly 2% under irradiation of an AM 1.5 solar simulator. Applying highly sensitive LIT allowed us to detect several kinds of laterally distributed defects originating from imperfections in the respective functional layers as well as in the quality of encapsulation. We show that LIT is a powerful method for the quality control of large area polymersolar cells and modules enabling fast feedback for optimization of production parameters.

Harald Hoppe; Jonas Bachmann; Burhan Muhsin; Karl-Heinz Drüe; Ingo Riedel; Gerhard Gobsch; Claudia Buerhop-Lutz; Christoph J. Brabec; Vladimir Dyakonov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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CARB. (2011). Nitrogen dioxide - overview. Retrieved 6/8,concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde inair quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (Technical Support

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Service quality in nursing homes. A construct, measurement and performance model to increase client focus.  

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??This thesis is concerned with the quality of care for the elderly in nursing homes, responding to a critical social and demographic imperative. The aim… (more)

Lapré, Frederik Albert Ludwig

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

A Dynamic Compilation Framework for Controlling Microprocessor Energy and Performance  

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framework and methodology described in this paper have broader potential to ad­ dress other energy and power benchmarks, show that significant energy savings are achieved with little performance degradation. SPEC2K FP benchmarks benefit with energy savings of up to 70% (with 0.5% performance loss). In addition, SPEC2K INT

Martonosi, Margaret

157

Hardware support for software controlled fast multiplexing of performance counters  

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Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.

Salapura, Valentina; Wisniewski, Robert W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Hardware support for software controlled fast multiplexing of performance counters  

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Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.

Salapura, Valentina; Wisniewski, Robert W

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lyapunov-based hybrid loops for stability and performance of continuous-time control systems  

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We construct hybrid loops that augment continuous-time control systems. We consider a continuous-time nonlinear plant in feedback with a (possibly non stabilizing) given nonlinear dynamic continuous-time state feedback controller. The arising hybrid ... Keywords: Asymptotic controllability, Detectability, Hybrid systems, Lyapunov methods, Performance, Reset controllers

Christophe Prieur; Sophie Tarbouriech; Luca Zaccarian

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Torque Control for Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Online Fuzzy Neural Network Modeling  

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A novel high performance torque control scheme for switched reluctance motors(SRMs) is proposed based on online fuzzy neural network modeling and adaptive sliding-mode current control. Firstly, an adaptive neural fuzzy inference system(ANFIS) is designed ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, torque control, adaptive neural fuzzy inference system, adaptive sliding mode control

Xuelian Yao; Ruiyun Qi; Zhiquan Deng; Jun Cai

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of cultural practices on yield, quality and disease control of 'Chenin Blanc' grapes in Southeast Texas  

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INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL PRACTICES ON YIELD, QUALITY AND DISEASE CONTROL OF 'CHENIN BLANC' GRAPES IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS A Thesis by IVA SUZANNE WILSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... on Yield, Quality and Disease Control of 'Chenin Blanc' Grapes in Southeast Texas. (December 1989) Iva Suzanne Wilson, B. S. , Southwest Texas State University Co-Chair of Advisory Committee: J. Dan Hanna George Ray McEachern Canopy management...

Wilson, Iva Suzanne

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Quality assurance guidance for TRUPACT-II (Transuranic Package Transporter-II) payload control  

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The Transuranic Package Transporter-II (TRUPACT-II) Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), discusses authorized methods for payload control in Appendix 1.3.7 and the Quality Assurance (QA) requirements in Section 9.3. Subsection 9.3.2.1 covers maintenance and use of the TRUPACT-II and the specific QA requirements are given in DOE/WIPP 89-012. Subsection 9.3.2.2 covers payload compliance, for which this document was written. 6 refs.

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1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Data Quality Office Â… Real-Time Assessment of Instrument Performance  

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Data Quality Office Data Quality Office Real-Time Assessment of ARM Data *Ken Kehoe *Randy Peppler *Karen Sonntag *Terra Thompson *Nathan Hiers *Chris Schwarz Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK *Sean Moore ATK Mission Research, Santa Barbara, CA ARM Data Quality History Originally, each Site Scientist and Instrument Mentor was responsible for data quality analysis. This resulted in uneven treatment of instruments at the different ARM climate research facilities. The ARM Infrastructure Review in 1999 decided there was a need for a single data quality "czar" to oversee DQ activities for all sites. In response to this review the ARM DQO was established in July 2000 at The University of Oklahoma. ARM's goal is to provide the best data possible for scientific

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Optimization of Ventilation Energy Demands and Indoor Air Quality in High-Performance Homes  

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High-performance homes require that ventilation energy demands and indoor air quality (IAQ) be simultaneously optimized. We attempted to bridge these two areas by conducting tests in a research house located in Oak Ridge, TN, that was 20 months old, energy-efficient (i.e., expected to consume 50% less energy than a house built per the 2006 IRC), tightly-built (i.e., natural ventilation rate ~0.02 h-1), unoccupied, and unfurnished. We identified air pollutants of concern in the test home that could generally serve as indicators of IAQ, and conduced field experiments and computer simulations to determine the effectiveness and energy required by various techniques that lessened the concentration of these contaminants. Formaldehyde was selected as the main pollutant of concern among the contaminants that were sampled in the initial survey because it was the only compound that showed concentrations that were greater than the recommended exposure levels. Field data indicate that concentrations were higher during the summer primarily because emissions from sources rise with increases in temperature. Furthermore, supply ventilation and gas-phase filtration were effective means to reduce formaldehyde concentrations; however, exhaust ventilation had minimal influence on this pollutant. Results from simulations suggest that formaldehyde concentrations obtained while ventilating per ASHRAE 62.2-2010 could be decreased by about 20% from May through September through three strategies: 1) increasing ASHRAE supply ventilation by a factor of two, 2) reducing the thermostat setpoint from 76 to 74 F, or 3) running a gas-phase filtration system while decreasing supply ventilation per ASHRAE by half. In the mixed-humid climate of Oak Ridge, these strategies caused increases in electricity cost of ~$5 to ~$15/month depending on outdoor conditions.

Hun, Diana E [ORNL; Jackson, Mark C [University of Texas at Austin; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control strategies for mitigation of oil-shale-related-water quality concerns  

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A comprehensive study of in situ retorting at the Logan Wash has indicated the importance of developing baseline information including raw shale characterization, the elucidation of mineralogical and chemical controls on trace element mobilities from shales subjected to in situ processing, and the research necessary to identify strategies for control of recognized environmental impacts. It is impossible to assess the magnitude of trace element releases to be expected from a commercial in situ facility once banks of retorts or the entire facility is abandoned and dewatering of the area is concluded. However, laboratory-scale studies can indeed identify the relative environmental acceptability of spent shale materials generated by in situ processing. In this research, an attempt was made to relate mineralogy and leaching behavior of field-generated materials with leachate composition and solution chemical processes. The interaction of these factors will ultimately affect the impact of in situ processing on surface and groundwater quality.

Peterson, E.J.; Wagner, P.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Animation from Low-dimensional Control Signals Jinxiang Chai  

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by a database of pre-recorded human motion. At run time, the system automatically learns a se- ries of local is that natural human motion is highly coor- dinated and the movement of the degrees of freedom are not inde. We demonstrate the power of this ap- proach with real-time control of six different behaviors using

Chai, Jinxiang

167

A Dynamic Compilation Framework for Controlling Microprocessor Energy and Performance  

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described in this paper have broader potential to ad- dress other energy and power issues such as di platform that directly mea- sures CPU voltage and current for accurate power and energy read- ings that significant energy savings are achieved with little performance degradation. SPEC2K FP benchmarks benefit

Brooks, David

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Performance of ECM controlled VAV fan powered terminal units  

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2006). The airflow and power consumption performance models had an R2 equal to 0.990 or greater for every terminal unit tested. An air leakage model was employed to account for leakage in the parallel designed VAV terminal units when the internal fan...

Cramlet, Andrew Charles

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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quality in southeastern U.S. homes. Paper presented at thehighly energy efficient homes—A review No. NF18. Amersham,of energy-efficiency in homes. Environment International, 8(

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Stochastic and Deterministic Performance Assessment of PID and MPC Controllers: Application to a Hydrotreater Reactor  

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Abstract Hydrotreating processes are very important in petroleum refineries due to environmental reasons. However, the hydrotreater operational costs are very high, being increased when there is not an optimization on the catalyst lifetime, which is harmed by an inefficient control. At the same time, a control system tends to lose performance over time if its response is not monitored and thus there is no support information on how to adjust it. Enhanced controller projects have complementary systems to identify and diagnose performance reduction and also to implement predetermined solutions vis-à-vis the desirable type of output. When selecting the controller design and strategy, the thorough simulation of the underlying process is important in order to draw a greater number of possible alternatives of control and their application on this simulator, thus conferring more information for the decision. The goal of this paper was to investigate the response of feedback controllers in contrast with model predictive ones applied to the first bed of a diesel hydrotreating reactor, which was simulated using a phenomenological model, and to asset their deterministic and stochastic performances. The deterministic performance was evaluated through the integral of time multiplied by the absolute error (ITAE) and the quadratic variation of the control action; the stochastic performance was analyzed based on the normalized Harris index and on the variability and quadratic variation of the control actions. The predictive control algorithm used in this paper was the Generalized Predictive Control (GPC) one, developed by Clarke et al. in 1987. Besides comparing different controller designs, this work also analyzed the impact of the changes in the tuning parameters. The feedback controllers were tuned by different heuristic and model based methods. The relation between predictive control performance and variations in reference trajectory and internal model was investigated. This study adds background information on deterministic and stochastic performances of process controllers, through the application of different designs and strategies of controllers to a hydrotreating complex reactional process.

Alain C. Carelli; Mauricio B. de Souza Jr.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Europeanization of Health System Performance: The EUROCARE Study and Cancer Control in England  

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into policy changes that strongly relate to the general direction of health care and public healthThe Europeanization of Health System Performance: The EUROCARE Study and Cancer Control in England and on the politics of measurement and performance to show how cancer control and health policy can undergo

Boyer, Edmond

172

Measurement and control of brake pedal feel quality in automobile manufacturing  

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Customer perception of brake pedal feel quality, as related to the perception of the brake pedal feeling soft or mushy, depends on both the customer's subjective judgment of quality and the actual build quality of the brake ...

Cerilles, Jeffrey T. (Jeffrey Thomas)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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520 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 3, AUGUST 2001 Analysis of Load Frequency Control Performance  

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Control Performance Assessment Criteria George Gross, Fellow, IEEE and Jeong Woo Lee Abstract--This paper

Gross, George

174

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)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF SCHEDULING AND SPACING TOOLS ON CONTROLLERS' PERFORMANCE AND PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR WORKLOAD  

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EFFECTS OF SCHEDULING AND SPACING TOOLS ON CONTROLLERS' PERFORMANCE AND PERCEPTIONS areas. The efficient scheduling and control of aircraft from cruise to touchdown during congested the utility of air traffic control (ATC) scheduling but the theoretical advantage of a precision scheduling

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Performance Evaluation of Resource Reservation Policies for Rate-Controlled Earliest-Deadline-First Scheduling in  

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-Deadline First Scheduling, Deterministic Delay Bounds, Call Admission Control, Multi-Service Networks. Abstract- Controlled Earliest-Deadline-First (RC-EDF) scheduling discipline. EDF is known to be an optimal schedulingPerformance Evaluation of Resource Reservation Policies for Rate-Controlled Earliest

Elsayed, Khaled Fouad

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Performance of Fuzzy Logic ABR Rate Control with Large Round Trip Times  

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Performance of Fuzzy Logic ABR Rate Control with Large Round Trip Times KUAN Su-Hsien and Lachlan L hip times (R`ITs), which can cause instability in control algorithms. A brief review of fuzzy logic of B recently pm- posed funy logic controller for ABR with a simple thresholdbased scheme in this case

Andrew, Lachlan

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The dynamics, prediction, and control of wing rock in high–performance aircraft  

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...parameter and the simple procedure developed to predict...produce the undesirable handling quality of wing rock...accepted techniques often applied to stability and control...Air Force Institute of Technology (AU), Wright-Patterson...Air Force Institute of Technology (AU), Wright-Patterson...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE Quality Control Workshop Final Report: Proceedings from the EERE Quality Control Workshop, in support of the DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative; Golden, Colorado, December 9-10, 2013  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has recognized the cross-cutting, pre-competitive and enabling nature of quality control for a wide range of clean energy technologies. As such, the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Vehicle Technologies Office, Building Technologies Office, and Advanced Manufacturing Office decided to explore needs and potential cross-office synergies in this area by holding the EERE Quality Control Workshop, in support of the DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative. This report summarizes the purpose and scope of the workshop; reviews the current status and state-of-the-art for in-line quality control; summarizes the results from three breakout sessions; and presents conclusions and recommendations.

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2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and controller performance assessment for a switched reluctance motor drive based on setpoint relay  

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This paper considers the implementation of a current control method for switched reluctance motors (SRMs) and presents a novel approach to the accurate on-line modeling of an SRM drive. A simple autotuning technique for the SRM drives using a PWM controller is considered. Furthermore, conventional PI control and Internal Model Control (IMC) are considered to validate this method and present corresponding robust control analysis for the process. The control structures are comparatively analyzed using standard robustness measures for stability and performance. The proposed PWM controller is simulated and a hardware prototype is then implemented using digital signal processor control to evaluate the method using a 12/8, three-phase SRM. The experimental results of the SRM drive model validates the performance of the current loop.

L.L.N. dos Reis; A.A.R. Coelho; O.M. Almeida; J.C.T. Campos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controllable high-quality electron beam generation by phase slippage effect in layered targets  

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The bubble structure generated by laser and plasma interactions changes in size depending on the local plasma density. The self injection electrons position with respect to wakefield can be controlled by tailoring the longitudinal plasma density. A regime to enhance the energy of the wakefield accelerated electrons and improve the beam quality is proposed and achieved using layered plasmas with increasing densities. Both the wakefield size and the electron bunch duration are significantly contracted in this regime. The electrons remain in the strong acceleration phase of the wakefield while their energy spread decreases because of their tight spatial distribution. An electron beam of 0.5GeV with less than 0.01 energy spread is obtained through 2.5D PIC simulations.

Yu, Q; Li, X F; Huang, S; Zhang, F; Kong, Q; Ma, Y Y; Kawata, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Indoor Air Quality Improves the Performance of Office Work and School Work  

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-10-15a Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Definitions #0;? Performance: ability of an individual to perform different mentally and/or physically demanding tasks... Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Performance vs productivity #0;? #0;? Effect on individual performance of reading: reduced by 10% Effect on overall productivity: reduced by only 5% if reading speed critical for 50...

Wargocki, P.

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Control of household refrigerators. Part 2: Alternate control approaches for improving temperature performance and reducing energy use  

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In Part 1 it was shown that conventional control of household refrigerators is achieved by regulating the distribution of air in the freezer compartment to all other parts of the plant. In Part 2 three alternative approaches to the conventional control of a top-mount refrigerator are presented: variable temperature bandwidths, uncoupled compressor and evaporator fan, and the combination of these two. These allowed the plant to achieve near-ideal control with respect to improved temperature performance in each compartment. Automatic airflow dampers were used with the dual controllers to independently regulate refrigerator compartment temperature. Plant performance was simulated using a model that computes the refrigerant and airflow systems behavior. Together, these alternate configurations and approaches define new control algorithms that reveal the plant's optimal control model for improving performance and energy usage relative to conventional controllers. Results based on model simulations are dependent upon the model's accuracy and validity. However, the model validation studies cited here, though limited in scope, do show agreement between simulation and experimental data for the ambient temperatures and thermal load conditions considered. This suggests that these model results are reasonable, and representative of actual plant behavior under these conditions and configurations for a top-mount style refrigerator plant.

Graviss, K.J.; Collins, R.L.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mise en oeuvre du contrle de qualit d'une camra TEMP-TDM Quality control of hybrid SPECT-TDM  

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qualité, activimètre, dosimétrie Abstract : Like many nuclear medicine center, the decision of November 25, and even in some cases nothing was done. Our experience in quality control in nuclear medicine these controls. Key words : SPECT-CT, gamma camera, quality control, dose calibrator, dosimetry hal-00458358

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Abstract 730: A prototype device for quality control of cancer specimens.  

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...fat. We measured diet quality with the Healthy Eating...29-32), which uses an energy-adjusted density approach...mechanism by which diet quality could affect survival, regardless of age, energy intake, BMI, recreational...associations between diet quality and SAA, leptin, or...

Jie Li; Catherine Kil; Jia Sun; Michael Stankewich; and Alexander O. Vortmeyer

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Daylighting control performance of a thin-film ceramic electrochromic window: field study results  

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1 Daylighting control performance of a thin-film ceramic electrochromic window: field study results-film electrochromic (EC) windows were initiated at the new full-scale Window Systems testbed facility at the Lawrence of this emerging technology. Keywords: Building energy-efficiency; Electrochromic windows; Daylighting; Control

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PROTEIN QUALITY CONTROL IN BACTERIAL CELLS: INTEGRATED NETWORKS OF CHAPERONES AND ATP-DEPENDENT PROTEASES.  

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It is generally accepted that the information necessary to specify the native, functional, three-dimensional structure of a protein is encoded entirely within its amino acid sequence; however, efficient reversible folding and unfolding is observed only with a subset of small single-domain proteins. Refolding experiments often lead to the formation of kinetically-trapped, misfolded species that aggregate, even in dilute solution. In the cellular environment, the barriers to efficient protein folding and maintenance of native structure are even larger due to the nature of this process. First, nascent polypeptides must fold in an extremely crowded environment where the concentration of macromolecules approaches 300-400 mg/mL and on average, each ribosome is within its own diameter of another ribosome (1-3). These conditions of severe molecular crowding, coupled with high concentrations of nascent polypeptide chains, favor nonspecific aggregation over productive folding (3). Second, folding of newly-translated polypeptides occurs in the context of their vehtorial synthesis process. Amino acids are added to a growing nascent chain at the rate of {approx}5 residues per set, which means that for a 300 residue protein its N-terminus will be exposed to the cytosol {approx}1 min before its C-terminus and be free to begin the folding process. However, because protein folding is highly cooperative, the nascent polypeptide cannot reach its native state until a complete folding domain (50-250 residues) has emerged from the ribosome. Thus, for a single-domain protein, the final steps in ffolding are only completed post-translationally since {approx}40 residues of a nascent chain are sequestered within the exit channel of the ribosome and are not available for folding (4). A direct consequence of this limitation in cellular folding is that during translation incomplete domains will exist in partially-folded states that tend to expose hydrophobic residues that are prone to aggregation and/or mislfolding. Thus it is not surprising that, in cells, the protein folding process is error prone and organisms have evolved ''editing'' or quality control (QC) systems to assist in the folding, maintenance and, when necessary, selective removal of damaged proteins. In fact, there is growing evidence that failure of these QC-systems contributes to a number of disease states (5-8). This chapter describes our current understanding of the nature and mechanisms of the protein quality control systems in the cytosol of bacteria. Parallel systems are exploited in the cytosol and mitochondria of eukaryotes to prevent the accumulation of misfolded proteins.

FLANAGAN,J.M.BEWLEY,M.C.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROTEIN QUALITY CONTROL IN BACTERIAL CELLS: INTEGRATED NETWORKS OF CHAPERONES AND ATP-DEPENDENT PROTEASES.  

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It is generally accepted that the information necessary to specify the native, functional, three-dimensional structure of a protein is encoded entirely within its amino acid sequence; however, efficient reversible folding and unfolding is observed only with a subset of small single-domain proteins. Refolding experiments often lead to the formation of kinetically-trapped, misfolded species that aggregate, even in dilute solution. In the cellular environment, the barriers to efficient protein folding and maintenance of native structure are even larger due to the nature of this process. First, nascent polypeptides must fold in an extremely crowded environment where the concentration of macromolecules approaches 300-400 mg/mL and on average, each ribosome is within its own diameter of another ribosome (1-3). These conditions of severe molecular crowding, coupled with high concentrations of nascent polypeptide chains, favor nonspecific aggregation over productive folding (3). Second, folding of newly-translated polypeptides occurs in the context of their vehtorial synthesis process. Amino acids are added to a growing nascent chain at the rate of -5 residues per set, which means that for a 300 residue protein its N-terminus will be exposed to the cytosol {approx}1 min before its C-terminus and be free to begin the folding process. However, because protein folding is highly cooperative, the nascent polypeptide cannot reach its native state until a complete folding domain (50-250 residues) has emerged from the ribosome. Thus, for a single-domain protein, the final steps in folding are only completed post-translationally since {approx}40 residues of a nascent chain are sequestered within the exit channel of the ribosome and are not available for folding (4). A direct consequence of this limitation in cellular folding is that during translation incomplete domains will exist in partially-folded states that tend to expose hydrophobic residues that are prone to aggregation and/or misfolding. Thus it is not surprising that, in cells, the protein folding process is error prone and organisms have evolved ''editing'' or quality control (QC) systems to assist in the folding, maintenance and, when necessary, selective removal of damaged proteins. In fact, there is growing evidence that failure of these QC-systems contributes to a number of disease states (5-8). This chapter describes our current understanding of the nature and mechanisms of the protein quality control systems in the cytosol of bacteria. Parallel systems are exploited in the cytosol and mitochondria of eukaryotes to prevent the accumulation of misfolded proteins.

FLANAGAN,J.M.; BEWLEY,M.C.

2001-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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On the use of 127Xe standards for the quality control of CTBTO noble gas stations and support laboratories  

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Abstract 127Xe has a longer half-life than 131mXe, it can be easily purely produced and it is present in the environment at very low level. For these reasons, 127Xe is supposed to be a convenient quality control radionuclide for remote noble gas stations of the International Monitoring System (IMS) network. As CEA/DAM has recently developed two new photon/electron setups for low-level detection of 131mXe, 133mXe, 133Xe and 135Xe, we took the opportunity to test these setups for the measurement of a 127Xe standard. The results and a detailed description of these measurements are presented in this paper. They illustrate the complexity of 127Xe decay, emitting simultaneously several ?, X-rays, conversion electrons and Auger electrons; this results in highly summated coincidence spectra. The measurements performed provide precise electron energy calibration of the setups. The count rate of electrons in coincidence with iodine K? X-rays was found to be surprisingly low, leading to the study of electron-gated photon spectrum. Finally, a comparison of three photon/electron coincidence spectra obtained with three different setups is given. The use of 127Xe as a standard for energy calibration of IMS noble gas station is possible, but it appears to be quite complicated for efficiency check of noble gas station equipped with ?/? detectors.

A. Cagniant; G. Le Petit; B. Nadalut; P. Gross; H. Richard-Bressand; J.-P. Fontaine; G. Douysset

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Data quality assurance controls through the WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) In Situ Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management System  

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Assurance of data quality for the in situ tests fielded at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is of critical importance. These tests supply the information for development and verification of the technology required for construction of a radioactive waste repository in bedded salt. The tests are some of the largest ever fielded in an underground facility. To assure that the extensive output generated by the tests is compatible with the high standards of quality required, a major project task was undertaken for the acquisition, control, and preservation of the all the associated in situ test databases, with the principal emphasis on the very large thermal/structural in situ tests. In order to accomplish this task the WIPP In Situ Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management (WISDAAM) System was put into place. The system provides for quality control of the test databases and certified test data throughout the duration of the tests. 13 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

Munson, D.E. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Ball, J.R. (RE/SPEC, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Jones, R.L. (Tech. Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

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Pilot Quality Control Program for Audit RT External Beams at Mexican Hospitals  

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A pilot quality control program for audit 18 radiotherapy RT external beams at 13 Mexican hospitals is described--for eleven {sup 60}Co beams and seven photon beams of 6, 10 and 15 MV from accelerators. This program contains five parts: a) Preparation of the TLD-100 powder: washing, drying and annealing (one hour 400 deg. C plus 24 hrs 80 deg. C). b) Sending two IAEA type capsules to the hospitals for irradiation at the hospital to a nominal D{sub W} = 2 Gy{center_dot}c) Preparation at the SSDL of ten calibration curves CC in the range of 0.5 Gy to 6 Gy in terms of absorbed dose to water D{sub W} for {sup 60}Co with traceability to primary laboratory NRC (Canada), according to a window irradiation: 26/10/2007-7/12/2007. d) Reading all capsules that match their hospital time irradiation and the SSDL window irradiation. f) Evaluation of the Dw imparted by the hospitals.

Alvarez R, J T; Tovar M, V M [Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory SSDL, Ionizing Radiation Metrology Department, ININ Carretera Federal Mexico Toluca S/N, La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico 52 750 (Mexico)

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of convergence-based variable-gain control of optical storage drives  

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In this paper, a method for the performance assessment of a variable-gain control design for optical storage drives is proposed. The variable-gain strategy is used to overcome well-known linear control design trade-offs between low-frequency tracking properties and high-frequency noise sensitivity. A convergence-based control design is proposed that guarantees stability of the closed-loop system and a unique bounded steady-state response for any bounded disturbance. These favourable properties, guaranteed by virtue of convergence, allow for a unique performance evaluation of the control system. Moreover, technical conditions for convergence are derived for the variable-gain controlled system and a quantitative performance measure, taking into account both low-frequency tracking properties and high-frequency measurement noise sensitivity, is proposed. The convergence conditions together with the performance measure jointly constitute a design tool for tuning the parameters of the variable-gain controller. The resulting design is shown to outperform linear control designs.

N. van de Wouw; H.A. Pastink; M.F. Heertjes; A.V. Pavlov; H. Nijmeijer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

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Effects of Dietary Selenomethionine Supplementation on Growth Performance, Meat Quality and Antioxidant Property in Yellow Broilers  

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In plasma, supplemental Se-Met at 0.225 mg/kg level increased total antioxidant capability (T-AOC), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD), catalase (CAT) activities, glutathione (GSH) concentration (p < 0.05), and decreased malondialdehyde production (p < 0.05), compared with the control and broilers fed SS diet. ... Supplied per kilogram of diet: vitamin A (trans-retinyl acetate), 1500 IU; vitamin D3, 200 IU; vitamin E (dl-?-tocopherol acetate), 10 IU; vitamin K3, 0.5 mg; riboflavin, 3.6 mg; niacin, 30 mg; pantothenic acid, 10 mg; 50% cholinechloride, 800 mg; cobalamin, 10 ?g; biotin, 0.15 mg; folic acid, 0.55 mg; FeSO4·7H2O, 300 mg; MnO, 100 mg; CuSO4·5H2O, 20 mg; ZnSO4·H2O, 150 mg; NaSeO3, 0.15 mg; KI, 0.5 mg; ethoxyquin, 100 mg; avoparcin, 15 mg. ...

Zongyong Jiang; Yingcai Lin; Guilian Zhou; Lihuan Luo; Shouqun Jiang; Fang Chen

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Quality Assessment and Control for the ARM Climate Research Facility  

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The mission of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is to provide observations of the earth climate system to the climate research community for the purpose of improving the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their coupling with the Earth's surface. In order for ARM measurements to be useful toward this goal, it is important that the measurements are of a known and reasonable quality. The ARM data quality program includes several components designed to identify quality issues in near-real-time, track problems to solutions, assess more subtle long-term issues, and communicate problems to the user community.

Peppler, R

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Communication for Controlling Microgrids: Co-simulation and Performance Evaluation  

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A microgrid with wireless communication links for microgrid control has been designed and developed. The complete simulation model has been developed in MatLab SimuLink with seamless integration of the power subsystem and the communication subsystem. Unlike the conventional co-simulators that usually glue two existing simulators together by creating an interface, which has a steep learning curve, the proposed simulator is a compact single-unit model. Detailed modeling of the power subsystem and communication system is presented as well as the microgrid control architecture and strategies. The impact of different communication system performances on microgrid control has been studied and evaluated in the proposed simulator.

Mao, Rukun [ORNL] [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Husheng [ORNL] [ORNL

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The fuzzy inference system approach to a multi-performance characteristic index for surface quality improvement in CNC end milling  

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Utility embedded fuzzy approach has been adopted for multiple surface quality optimisation of 6061 T4 Aluminium in CNC end milling operation. The purpose is to evaluate the most favourable process environment consisting of selected process parameters viz. spindle speed, feed and depth of cut in order to satisfy multiple requirements of surface integrity. Various surface roughness parameters have been taken into account with a focus to minimise all of them simultaneously. Utility concept has been adopted to convert individual surface roughness parameters into corresponding utility value which have been fed to a fuzzy inference system to obtain a multi-performance characteristic index (MPCI). MPCI has been optimised finally using Taguchi method. Detailed methodology of the proposed approach has been presented with an illustrative example followed by satisfactory result of confirmatory test.

Saurav Datta; Siba Sankar Mahapatra; Bharat Chandra Routara; Asish Bandyopadhyay

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACTIVE FILTER HARDWARE DESIGN & PERFORMANCE FOR THE DIII-D PLASMA CONTROL SYSTEM  

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OAK-B135 The digital plasma control system (PCS), currently in operation on the DIII-D tokamak, requires inputs from a large number of sensors. Due to the nature of the digitizers and the relative noisy environment from which these signals are derived, each of the 32 signals must be conditioned via an active filter. Two different types of filters, Chebyshev and Bessel with fixed frequencies: 100 Hz Bessel was used for filtering the motional Stark effect diagnostic data. 800 Hz Bessel was designed to filter plasma control data and 1200 Hz Chebyshev is used with closed loop control of choppers. The performance of the plasma control system is greatly influenced by how well the actual filter responses match the software model used in the control system algorithms. This paper addresses the various issues facing the designer in matching the electrical design with the theoretical.

SELLERS,D; FERRON,J.R; WALKER,M.L; BROESCH,J.D

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Quality Policy  

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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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Fault-Tolerant Control Performance Comparison of 3-and 5-Phase PMSG  

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-cost and maintenance [4-5]. As marine current turbines are similar in many aspects to wind turbine technologies, their theoretical and experimental studies are essentially based on wind turbine experiences. Therefore, criticalFault-Tolerant Control Performance Comparison of 3- and 5-Phase PMSG for Marine Current Turbine

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Buffer Tank Design for Acceptable Control Performance Audun Faanes and Sigurd Skogestad*  

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Buffer Tank Design for Acceptable Control Performance Audun Faanes and Sigurd Skogestad* Department provides a systematic approach for the design of buffer tanks. We consider mainly the case where the objective of the buffer tank is to dampen ("average out") the fast (i.e., high- frequency) disturbances

Skogestad, Sigurd

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High Dynamic Performance Programmed PWM Control of a Multilevel Inverter with Capacitor DC Sources  

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High Dynamic Performance Programmed PWM Control of a Multilevel Inverter with Capacitor DC Sources inverter consisting of a stan- dard 3-leg inverter supplied by a DC source and three full H-bridges each reactive voltage to the motor while the standard three leg inverter can supply both reactive and active

Tolbert, Leon M.

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A Method for Impact Assessment of Faults on the Performance of Field-Oriented Control Drives  

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, reliability of a motor drive can be explored via the emerging field of thermo- electrical analysis [3A Method for Impact Assessment of Faults on the Performance of Field-Oriented Control Drives Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics Department of Electrical and Computer

Liberzon, Daniel

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Performance Measures of Game Controllers in a Three-Dimensional Environment  

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Performance Measures of Game Controllers in a Three-Dimensional Environment Chris Klochek, I. Scott differences between input devices in constrained three- dimensional environments, similar to "first Leading Analysis, and Mean Time-to-Reacquire. All measures are continuous, as they evaluate movement

MacKenzie, Scott

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OPTIMAL CONFIGURATION OF A COMMAND AND CONTROL NETWORK: BALANCING PERFORMANCE AND RECONFIGURATION CONSTRAINTS  

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The optimization of the configuration of communications and control networks is important for assuring the reliability and performance of the networks. This paper presents techniques for determining the optimal configuration for such a network in the presence of communication and connectivity constraints.

L. DOWELL

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors controlling reservoir quality in tertiary sandstones and their significance to geopressured geothermal production  

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Variable intensity of diagenesis is the factor primarily responsible for contrasting regional reservoir quality of Tertiary sandstones from the upper and lower Texas coast. Detailed comparison of Frio sandstone from the Chocolate Bayou/Danbury Dome area, Brazoria County, and Vicksburg sandstones from the McAllen Ranch Field area, Hidalgo County, reveals that extent of diagenetic modification is most strongly influenced by (1) detrital mineralogy and (2) regional geothermal gradients. The regional reservoir quality of Frio sandstones from Brazoria County is far better than that characterizing Vicksburg sandstones from Hidalgo County, especially at depths suitable for geopressured geothermal energy production. However, in predicting reservoir quality on a site-specific basis, locally variable factors such as relative proportions for porosity types, pore geometry as related to permeability, and local depositional environment must also be considered. Even in an area of regionally favorable reservoir quality, such local factors can significantly affect reservoir quality and, hence, the geothermal production potential of a specific sandstone unit.

Loucks, R.G.; Richmann, D.L.; Milliken, K.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Order on Quality Assurance  

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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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RESULTS OF THE EXCRETA BIOASSAY QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM FOR APRIL 1, 2011 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2012  

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The performance statistics for the Hanford excreta radiobioassay program are presented and discussed. The performance period covers the second contract year of Contract 112512 - April 2011 to March 2012.

Antonio, Cheryl L.; MacLellan, Jay A.

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-level feedback control for Quality of Service Management Tommaso Cucinotta, Giuseppe Lipari  

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Palopoli and Luca Abeni are with Universit`a di Trento, Trento, Italy §Rodrigo Santos is with Universidad {t.cucinotta, g.lipari}@sssup.it Luigi Palopoli, Luca Abeni {l.palopoli, l.abeni}@unitn.it Rodrigo Santos§ ierms@criba.edu.ar Abstract We consider the problem of power-aware Quality of Ser- vice (Qo

Lipari, Giuseppe

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Improvement of a turbocharger by-pass valve and impact on performance, controllability, noise and durability  

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ABSTRACT Over the past years, the evolution of emission standards as well as the advent of Fuel economy targets has driven the need for higher controllability of boost pressure. This is a strong trend, which will continue to be true for both gasoline and diesel engine applications as we prepare for further evolutions of standards and introduction of fuel economy regulations. While engine boundary conditions have become harsher, fine, accurate and sustainable control of boost is challenging the way mechatronics components are engineered. This requires us to apply a System Engineering approach and improve our understanding of the behaviour of the entire control chain so that we can ultimately influence the design and drive performance at the System level. This paper describes key elements of the kinematic tools developed by Honeywell Turbocharger Technologies in order to optimize turbocharger control solutions. It includes details on CAE applications such as fluid dynamics, flexible multi-body dynamics and thermo-mechanical simulations and how they can be linked together to analyse a complete system. It highlights the importance of understanding the behaviour of the whole control chain from the actuator command to the turbocharger and engine response. The paper presents results from one main examples on a new waste-gate concept for Fixed geometry turbochargers primarily for gasoline applications. This examples show how kinematic tools can be applied to achieve controllability and durability targets while accelerating development cycle time.

L. Toussaint; M. Marques; N. Morand; P. Davies; C. Groves; F. Tomanec; M. Zatko; D. Vlachy; R. Mrazek

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Analysis of results obtained using the automatic chemical control of the quality of the water heat carrier in the drum boiler of the Ivanovo CHP-3 power plant  

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Results of industrial tests of the new method used for the automatic chemical control of the quality of boiler water of the drum-type power boiler (P d = 13.8 MPa) are described. The possibility o...

A. B. Larin; A. V. Kolegov

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automatic acquisition/quality control/fast delivery software for real time follow-up of data coming from a tide gauge network  

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software Sensors survey is already operational on the LEGOS intranet Web site. Quality control will soon characteristics #12;Processing program is based on modules written in Perl language. It gives the possibility

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Improving the dynamic performance of a complex AC/DC system by HVDC control modifications  

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The power system of Hydro-Quebec has a peak load of approximately 27 GW. The great distance between the production sites and the load centers introduces stability limitations, which is the reason why the Quebec grid cannot be economically synchronized (through ac transmission with limited capacity) with the U.S. northeastern network. Power exports are therefore dependent on the use of HVDC links of which Hydro-Quebec now possesses five, for a capacity of over 2600 MW. Such a capacity will again soon increase. At the moment, the Chateauguay scheme has the largest HVDC capacity. It transfers 1000 MW by means of two Back-to-Back converter blocks. Various automatic control systems are installed on the Chateauguay scheme owing to the fact that a single circuit of a 765 kV ac line transmits the output of both the HVDC converter stations as well as the output from Beauharnois hydro generating station. Such controls have performed satisfactorily since 1984. However, a remarkable improvement of the overall ac/dc system dynamic performance can be gained by making certain modifications in some of these HVDC system controls. This paper presents the salient features of such control modifications, currently under consideration, using the results of an investigation by digital and analogue simulations that demonstrate the achieved improvements.

Hammad, A.E. (ABB Power Systems, Baden (CH)); Gagnon, J. (Hydro Quebec, Montreal (CA)); McCallum, D. (IREQ, Montreal (CA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control of investments for quality of supply improvement in electrical energy distribution networks  

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This paper considers the problem of deciding multi-period investments for maintenance and upgrade of electrical energy distribution networks. After describing the network as a constrained hybrid dynamical system, optimal control theory is applied to ... Keywords: Hybrid systems, Investment planning, Mixed-integer programming, Optimal control, Stochastic systems

A. Bemporad; D. Muñoz de la Peña; P. Piazzesi

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiences on the Implementation of the 'Energy Balance' Methodology as a Data Quality Control Tool: Application to the Building Energy Consumption of a Large University Campus  

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EXPERIENCES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE “ENERGY BALANCE” METHODOLOGY AS A DATA QUALITY CONTROL TOOL: APPLICATION TO THE BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A LARGE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Juan-Carlos Baltazar 1 , Ph.D. Research Associate Daniel... allow the engineers to identify and assess commissioning opportunities confidently. This paper presents the application of an innovative data screening methodology as a data quality control tool for energy consumption data. The methodology has...

Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Sakurai, Y.; Masuda, H.; Feinauer, D.; Liu, J.; Ji, J.; Claridge, D. E.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mineral content of water as a variable in the quality control of reconstituted non-fat dry milk products  

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LibK?ARr '< A 4 M CuLLEftE ?F TEXAf. THE MINERAL CONTENT OF WATER AS A VARIABLE IN THE QUALITY CONTROL OF RECONSTITUTED NONFAT DRY MILK PRODUCTS By JOHN 0. KAPSAUS A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural...). This is the CO2 evolved in the milk, which has been reconstituted with the respective level of bicarbonate water, in the uninoculated tube. (E) CO2 produced from the action of the apparent milk acidity on the bicarbonate. This is the CO2 calculated from...

Kapsalis, John G.

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Spectral Control Using Front Surface Filters for Maximum TPV Energy Conversion System Performance  

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Energy conversion efficiencies of better than 23% have been demonstrated for small scale tests of a few thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells using front surface, tandem filters [1, 2]. The engineering challenge is to build this level of efficiency into arrays of cells that provide useful levels of energy. Variations in cell and filter performance will degrade TPV array performance. Repeated fabrication runs of several filters each provide an initial quantification of the fabrication variation for front surface, tandem filters for TPV spectral control. For three performance statistics, within-run variation was measured to be 0.7-1.4 percent, and run-to-run variation was measured to be 0.5-3.2 percent. Fabrication runs using a mask have been shown to reduce variation across interference filters from as high as 8-10 percent to less than 1.5 percent. Finally, several system design and assembly approaches are described to further reduce variation.

T Rahmlow, Jr; J Lazo-Wasem, E Gratrix; J Azarkevich; E Brown; D DePoy; D Eno; P Fourspring; J Parrington; R Mahorter; B Wernsman

2004-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Spectral Control Using Front Surface Filters for Maximum TPV Energy Conversion System Performance  

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Energy conversion efficiencies of better than 23% have been demonstrated for small scale tests of a few thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells using front surface, tandem filters [1,2]. The engineering challenge is to build this level of efficiency into arrays of cells that provide useful levels of energy. Variations in cell and filter performance will degrade TPV array performance. Repeated fabrication runs of several filters each provide an initial quantification of the fabrication variation for front surface, tandem filters for TPV spectral control. For three performance statistics, within-run variation was measured to be 0.7-1.4 percent, and run-to-run variation was measured to be 0.5-3.2 percent. Fabrication runs using a mask have been shown to reduce variation across interference filters from as high 8-10 percent to less than 1.5 percent. Finally, several system design and assembly approaches are described to further reduce variation.

TD Rahmlaw, Jr; JE Lazo-Wasem; EJ Gratrix; JJ Azarkevich; EJ Brown; DM DePoy; DR Eno; PM Fourspring; JR Parrington; RG Mahorter; B Wernsman

2004-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Quality/Harmonic Detection: Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems for the Telecommunications Industry  

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The control of harmonics in power systems continues to be a major concern in the telecommunications industry. AC/DC telecommunication conversion equipment has rarely been thought of as playing a major role in the harmonic interaction problem. Yet...

Felkner, L. J.; Waggoner, R. M.

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Development of Data Quality Control Limits for Data Screening through the "Energy Balance" Method  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

over/underestimation in energy use and increase accuracy in further analysis. It allows engineers and administrators to make more confident and low-risk decisions. This paper proposes a methodology to construct statistical control limits for data...

Masuda, H.; Baltazar, J. C.; Ji, J.; Claridge, D.

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Controlling Small Fixed Wing UAVs to Optimize Image Quality from On-Board Cameras  

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1.3.2 Arduino Autopilot . . . . . . . . . 1.3.3 HILsafe location to loiter. Arduino Autopilot The Ardupilot isis a variation of the Arduino Mega micro controller, with a

Jackson, Stephen Phillip

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing standard performance testing procedures for material control and accounting components at a site  

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The condition of a nuclear material control and accountability system (MC&A) and its individual components, as with any system combining technical elements and documentation, may be characterized through an aggregate of values for the various parameters that determine the system's ability to perform. The MC&A system's status may be functioning effectively, marginally or not functioning based on a summary of the values of the individual parameters. This work included a review of the following subsystems, MC&A and Detecting Material Losses, and their respective elements for the material control and accountability system: (a) Elements of the MC&A Subsystem - Information subsystem (Accountancy/Inventory), Measurement subsystem, Nuclear Material Access subsystem, including tamper-indicating device (TID) program, and Automated Information-gathering subsystem; (b) Elements for Detecting Nuclear Material Loses Subsystem - Inventory Differences, Shipper/receiver Differences, Confirmatory Measurements and differences with accounting data, and TID or Seal Violations. In order to detect the absence or loss of nuclear material there must be appropriate interactions among the elements and their respective subsystems from the list above. Additionally this work includes a review of regulatory requirements for the MC&A system component characteristics and criteria that support the evaluation of the performance of the listed components. The listed components had performance testing algorithms and procedures developed that took into consideration the regulatory criteria. The developed MC&A performance-testing procedures were the basis for a Guide for MC&A Performance Testing at the material balance areas (MBAs) of State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (SSC RF-IPPE).

Scherer, Carolynn P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bushlya, Anatoly V [ROSATOM, RUSSIA; Efimenko, Vladimir F [IPPE, RUSSIA; Ilyanstev, Anatoly [IPPE, RUSSIA; Regoushevsky, Victor I [IPPE, RUSSIA

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator for radioactive waste. Volume I. Rationale, process, equipment, performance, and recommendations  

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This two-volume report is a detailed design and operating documentation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Controlled Air Incinerator (CAI) and is an aid to technology transfer to other Department of Energy contractor sites and the commercial sector. Volume I describes the CAI process, equipment, and performance, and it recommends modifications based on Los Alamos experience. It provides the necessary information for conceptual design and feasibility studies. Volume II provides descriptive engineering information such as drawing, specifications, calculations, and costs. It aids duplication of the process at other facilities.

Neuls, A.S.; Draper, W.E.; Koenig, R.A.; Newmyer, J.M.; Warner, C.L.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs (QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Cancels DOE O 414.1.

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Northern Marshall Islands radiological survey: A quality control program for radiochemical and gamma spectroscopy analysis  

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From 1979 to 1989, approximately 25,000 Post Northern Marshall Islands Radiological Survey (PNMIRS) samples were collected, and over 71,400 radiochemical and gamma spectroscopy analyses were performed to establish the concentration of {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 241}Am, and plutonium isotopes in soil, vegetation, fish, and animals in the Northern Marshall Islands. While the Low Level Gamma Counting Facility (B379) in the Health and Ecological Assessment (HEA) division accounted for over 80% of all gamma spectroscopy analyses, approximately 4889 radiochemical and 5437 gamma spectroscopy analyses were performed on 4784 samples of soil, vegetation, terrestrial animal, and marine organisms by outside laboratories. Four laboratories were used by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to perform the radiochemical analyses: Thermo Analytical Norcal, Richmond, California (TMA); Nuclear Energy Services, North Carolina State University (NCSU); Laboratory of Radiation Ecology, University of Washington (LRE); and Health and Ecological Assessment (HEA) division, LLNL, Livermore, California. Additionally, LRE and NCSU were used to perform gamma spectroscopy analyses. The analytical precision and accuracy were monitored by including blind duplicates and natural matrix standards in each group of samples analyzed. On the basis of reported analytical values for duplicates and standards, 88% of the gamma and 87% of the radiochemical analyses in this survey were accepted. By laboratory, 93% of the radiochemical analyses by TMA; 88% of the gamma-ray spectrometry and 100% of the radiochemistry analyses by NCSU; 89% of the gamma spectroscopy and 87% of the radiochemistry analyses by LRE; and 90% of the radiochemistry analyses performed by HEA`s radiochemistry department were accepted.

Kehl, S.R.; Mount, M.E.; Robison, W.L.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for DYNAMO/CINDY/AMIE: Development and Corrections  

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The upper-air sounding network for DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation or MJO) has provided an unprecedented set of observations for studying the MJO over the Indian Ocean (IO) where coupling of this oscillation with deep convection first occurs. With 72 sounding sites and dropsonde data from 13 aircraft mission, the sonde network covers the tropics from Eastern African to the West Pacific. In total nearly 26,000 sondes were collected from this network during the experiment’s 6-month extended observing period (from October 2011 to March 2012). Slightly more than half of the sondes, collected from 33 sites, are at high vertical resolution. Rigorous post-field phase processing of the sonde data included several levels of quality checks and a variety of corrections which address a number of issues (e.g., daytime dry bias, baseline surface data errors, ship deck-heating effects, artificial dry spikes in slow ascent sondes). Because of the importance of an accurate description of the moisture field in meeting the scientific goals of the experiments, particular attention is given to humidity correction and its validation. The humidity corrections, though small relative to some previous field campaigns, produced high fidelity moisture analyses in which sonde precipitable water compared well with independent estimates. An assessment of model operational analyses moisture using corrected sonde data shows an overall good agreement with the exception at upper-levels where model moisture and clouds are more abundant than the sounding data would indicate.

Ciesielski, Paul; Yu, Hungjui; Johnson, Richard; Yoneyama, Kunio; Katsumata, Masaki; Long, Charles N.; Wang, Junhong; Loehrer, Scot; Young, Kate; Williams, S.; Brown, William; Braun, John; Van Hove, Terese

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Condensing Boilers - Control Strategies for Optimizing Performance and Comfort in Residential Applications  

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The combination of a gas-fired condensing boiler with baseboard convectors and an indirect water heater has become a common option for high-efficiency residential space heating in cold climates. While there are many condensing boilers available on the market with rated efficiencies in the low to mid 90% efficient range, it is imperative to understand that if the control systems are not properly configured, these heaters will perform no better than their non-condensing counterparts. Based on previous research efforts, it is apparent that these types of systems are typically not designed and installed to achieve maximum efficiency (Arena 2010). It was found that there is a significant lack of information for contractors on how to configure the control systems to optimize overall efficiency. For example, there is little advice on selecting the best settings for the boiler reset curve or how to measure and set flow rates in the system to ensure that the return temperatures are low enough to promote condensing. It has also been observed that recovery from setback can be extremely slow and, at times, not achieved. Recovery can be affected by the outdoor reset control, the differential setting on the boiler and over-sizing of the boiler itself. This guide is intended for designers and installers of hydronic heating systems interested in maximizing the overall system efficiency of condensing boilers when coupled with baseboard convectors. It is applicable to new and retrofit applications.

Arena, L.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Policy  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Quality 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.

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Surface photovoltage method for the quality control of silicon epitaxial layers on sapphire  

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The surface photovoltage method is used to study “silicon-on-sapphire” epitaxial layers with a thickness of 0.3–0.6 ?m, which are used to fabricate p-channel MOS (metal—oxide-semiconductor) transistors with improved radiation hardness. It is shown that the manner in which the photoconductivity of the epitaxial layer decays after the end of a light pulse generated by a light-emitting diode (wavelength ?400 nm) strongly depends on the density of structural defects in the bulk of the structure. This enables control over how a “silicon-on-sapphire” structure is formed to provide the manufacturing of MOS structures with optimal operating characteristics.

Yaremchuk, A. F.; Starkov, A. V.; Zaikin, A. V., E-mail: lynch0000@gmail.com [National Rsearch University MIET (Russian Federation); Alekseev, A. V. [ZAO “Telekom-STV” (Russian Federation); Sokolov, E. M. [ZAO “Epiel” (Russian Federation)

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning ARM Cloud Radars Part II: Data Quality Control and Processing  

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The Scanning ARM Cloud Radars (SACR’s) are the primary instruments for documenting the four-dimensional structure and evolution of clouds within a 20-30 km radius from the ARM fixed and mobile sites. Here, the post-processing of the calibrated SACR measurements is discussed. First, a feature mask algorithm that objectively determines the presence of significant radar returns is described. The feature mask algorithm is based on the statistical properties of radar receiver noise. It accounts for atmospheric emission and is applicable even for SACR profiles with few or no signal-free range gates. Using the nearest-in-time atmospheric sounding, the SACR radar reflectivities are corrected for gaseous attenuation (water vapor and oxygen) using a line-by-line absorption model. Despite having a high pulse repetition frequency, the SACR has a narrow Nyquist velocity limit and thus Doppler velocity folding is commonly observed. An unfolding algorithm that makes use of a first guess for the true Doppler velocity using horizontal wind measurements from the nearest sounding is described. The retrieval of the horizontal wind profile from the Hemispherical Sky – Range Height Indicator SACR scan observations and/or nearest sounding is described. The retrieved horizontal wind profile can be used to adaptively configure SACR scan strategies that depend on wind direction. Several remaining challenges are discussed, including the removal of insect and second-trip echoes. The described algorithms significantly enhance SACR data quality and constitute an important step towards the utilization of SACR measurements for cloud research.

Kollias, Pavlos; Jo, Ieng; Borque, Paloma; Tatarevic, Aleksandra; Lamer, Katia; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin B.; Johnson, Karen; Clothiaux, Eugene E.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The links among action-control beliefs, intellective skill, and school performance in Japanese, US, and German school children  

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We compared the relationships among action-control beliefs, intellective skill, and actual school performance in samples of children from Tokyo (eta = 817, grades 2-6), Los Angeles (eta = 657), and West Berlin (n = 517). ...

Little, Todd D.; Miyashita, T.; Karasawa, M.; Mashima, M.; Oettingen, G.; Azuma, H.; Baltes, P. B.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Quality Control on Decreasing Error Propagation in the LandScan USA Population Distribution Model: A Case Study of Philadelphia County  

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Landscan USA is a high resolution dasymetric model incorporating multiple ancillary variables to distribute populations. LandScan USA is a valuable tool in determining the population at risk during emergency response situations. However, a critical evaluation is necessary to produce user confidence regarding model accuracy through the verification and validation of model outputs. Unfortunately, dynamic models, such as population distribution, are often not validated due to the difficulty of having multiple input datasets and lack of validated data. A validated dataset allows analysis of model accuracy, as well as quantifying the benefits and costs of improving input datasets compared to find a balance for producing the best model. This paper examines inaccuracies present within the input variables of two national school datasets incorporated in the model. Schools were chosen since a validated school dataset exists for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Quality control efforts utilized throughout the LandScan USA process are quantified to determine the degree of quality control necessary to have a statistically significant effect on model output. Typical LandScan USA quality control resulted in 43% of school enrollment values changed, compared to 89% for the validated dataset. Normal quality control methods resulted in 36% of schools being spatially relocated compared to 87% for the validated dataset. However, the costs of increasing quality control from normal to the validated dataset equated to a 600% increase in manual labor time for statistically insignificant improvements in LandScan USA daytime. This study enabled validation verification of not only the quality control process for LandScan USA, but also provides confidence in model output and use for policy issues, planning and emergency situations.

Patterson, Lauren [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Urban, Marie L [ORNL; Myers, Aaron T [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Coleman, Phil R [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes  

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

Meeting: Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes Armin Rudd Building Science Corporation (BSC) July 2013 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

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High-performance controllable ambipolar infrared phototransistors based on graphene-quantum dot hybrid  

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The field effect transistors (FETs) exhibited ultrahigh responsivity (107 A/W) to infrared light with great improvement of mobility in graphene / PbS quantum dot (QD) hybrid. These reported transistors are either unipolar or depletion mode devices. In this paper, we presented and fabricated conveniently-controlled grapheme / PbS QD hybrid FETs. Through the investigation on electric and optoelectronic properties, the ambipolar FETs (normally OFF) can be switched ON by raising gate voltage (VG) up to 3.7 V and -0.8 V in the first and third quadrants. Near these thresholds (VT) each carrier species shows comparable mobility (~ 300 cm2V-1s-1). Photo-responsivity reach ~ 107 A/W near each threshold and it will linearly increases with (VG-VT). These hybrid FETs become strongly competitive candidates for devices in flexible integrated circuits with low cost, large area, low-energy consumption and high performances.

Wang, Ran; Wang, Haiyang; Song, Xiaoxian; Jin, Lufan; Dai, Haitao; Wu, Sen; Yao, Jianquan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge system and method for simulating chemical controlled release device performance  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A knowledge system for simulating the performance of a controlled release device is provided. The system includes an input device through which the user selectively inputs one or more data parameters. The data parameters comprise first parameters including device parameters, media parameters, active chemical parameters and device release rate; and second parameters including the minimum effective inhibition zone of the device and the effective lifetime of the device. The system also includes a judgemental knowledge base which includes logic for 1) determining at least one of the second parameters from the release rate and the first parameters and 2) determining at least one of the first parameters from the other of the first parameters and the second parameters. The system further includes a device for displaying the results of the determinations to the user.

Cowan, Christina E. (Richland, WA); Van Voris, Peter (Richland, WA); Streile, Gary P. (Richland, WA); Cataldo, Dominic A. (Kennewick, WA); Burton, Frederick G. (West Jefferson, OH)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance computing-based exploration of flow control with micro devices  

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...Tucker and James DeBonis High-performance computing-based exploration of...perform. Leading-edge, high-performance computing infrastructures (HPCIs...Research (SPIRE) of the High Performance Computing Initiative in Japan...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Data Quality Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Quality Program Quality Program DQ Resources Data Quality Assessment and Control Report (PDF, 747KB) Data Quality Office Data Quality Problem Reporting (DQPR) Contact Us Submit Data Quality Findings Randy Peppler, Data Quality Manager Ken Kehoe, Data Quality Specialist Justin Monroe, Data Quality Specialist Adam Theisen, Data Quality Specialist Sean Moore, Data Quality Consultant Instrument and Site Contacts Instrument Mentors AAF Contacts AMF Contacts NSA Site Contacts SGP Site Contacts TWP Site Contacts Data Quality Program Introduction One of the goals of the ARM Climate Research Facility is to provide datastreams of quality suitable for scientific research. Maintaining data quality for an organization program of the size and complexity of the ARM Facility is a significant challenge; efforts toward this end have matured

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New process modeling [sic], design, and control strategies for energy efficiency, high product quality, and improved productivity in the process industries. Final project report  

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This project was concerned with the development of process design and control strategies for improving energy efficiency, product quality, and productivity in the process industries. In particular, (i) the resilient design and control of chemical reactors, and (ii) the operation of complex processing systems, was investigated. Specific topics studied included new process modeling procedures, nonlinear controller designs, and control strategies for multiunit integrated processes. Both fundamental and immediately applicable results were obtained. The new design and operation results from this project were incorporated into computer-aided design software and disseminated to industry. The principles and design procedures have found their way into industrial practice.

Ray, W. Harmon

2002-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Real-Time Distribution Feeder Performance Monitoring, Advisory Control, and Health Management System  

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New data collection system equipment was installed in Xcel Energy substations and data was collected from 6 substations and 20 feeders. During Phase I, ABB collected and analyzed 793 real-time events to date from 6 Xcel Energy substations and continues today. The development and integration of several applications was completed during the course of this project, including a model-based faulted segment identification algorithm, with very positive results validated with field-gathered data discussed and included in this report. For mostly underground feeders, the success rate is 90% and the overreach rate is 90%. For mostly overhead feeders, the success rate is 74% and the overreach rate is 50%. The developed method is producing very accurate results for mostly underground feeders. For mostly overhead feeders, due to the bad OMS data quality and varying fault resistance when arcing, the developed method is producing good results but with much room for improvement. One area where the algorithm can be improved is the accuracy for sub-cycle fault events. In these cases, the accuracy of the conventional signal processing methods suffers due to most of these methods being based on a one-cycle processing window. By improving the signal processing accuracy, the accuracy of the faulted segment identification algorithm will also improve significantly. ABB intends to devote research in this area in the near future to help solve this problem. Other new applications developed during the course of the project include volt/VAR monitoring, unbalanced capacitor switching detection, unbalanced feeder loading detection, and feeder overloading detection. An important aspect of the demonstration phase of the project is to show the ability to provide adequate “heads-up” time ahead of customer calls or AMI reports so that the operators are provided with the much needed time to collect information needed to address an outage. The advance notification feature of the demonstration system provides this time and helps accelerate service restoration ultimately. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this feature, a demo system using substation data alone was set up to compare the minutes saved over a period of 22 months for two feeders where the real-time notification system has been deployed. The metric used for performance assessment is the time difference between the actual outage time from the OMS versus the time the notification email was received on the operators desk. Over the period of 22 months, we have accumulated over 7600 minutes (32 hours) ahead of actual outage time compared to the OMS timestamps. The significance of this analysis is that it shows the potential to reduce the SAIDI minutes and directly impact utility performance in terms of outage duration. If deployed at scale, it would have a significant impact on system reliability. To put this number in perspective, it would be helpful to assign a dollar figure to the potential savings that could be realized. According to the host utility, the average cost for each customer-minute-out (CMO) is approximately $0.30 across the operating company. This includes both direct and indirect costs such as bad press. The outage data over the previous 4 years show that the average customer count on primary/tap level outages is about 56. Accordingly, the total minutes saved amounts to 425,600 CMOs on the average. This would in turn result in a potential cost savings figure of $127,680 for two feeders alone over the period of performance. This empirical evidence validates the strong value proposition of the project that was contemplated at the onset and its potential impact to reduce outage duration in support of DOE’s goal of 20%

Stoupis, James; Mousavi, Mirrasoul

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Quality-Assurance/Quality-Control Data Collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from Wells and Springs between the Southern Boundary of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and the Hagerman Area, Idaho, 1989 through 1995  

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The U.S. Geological (USGS) and the Idaho Department of Water Resources, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, collected and analyzed water samples to monitor the water quality of the Snake River Plain aquifer from the southern boundary of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory to the Hagerman area, Idaho. Concurrently, replicate samples and blank samples were collected and analyzed as part of the quality-assurance/quality-control program. Samples were analyzed from inorganic constituents, gross radioactivity and radionuclides, organic constituents, and stable isotopes. To evaluate the precision of field and laboratory methods, analytical results of the water-quality and replicate samples were compared statistically for equivalence on the basis of the precision associated with each result. Statistical comparisons of the data indicated that 95 percent of the results of the replicate pairs were equivalent. Blank-sample analytical results indicated th at the inorganic blank water and volatile organic compound blank water from the USGS National Water Quality Laboratory and the distilled water from the Idaho Department of Water Resources were suitable for blanks; blank water from other sources was not. Equipment-blank analytical results were evaluated to determine if a bias had been introduced and possible sources of bias. Most equipment blanks were analyzed for trace elements and volatile organic compounds; chloroform was found in one equipment blank. Two of the equipment blanks were prepared after collection and analyses of the water-quality samples to determine whether contamination had been introduced during the sampling process. Results of one blank indicated that a hose used to divert water away from pumps and electrical equipment had contaminated the samples with some volatile organic compounds. Results of the other equipment blank, from the apparatus used to filter dissolved organic carbon samples, indicated that the filtering apparatus did not affect water-quality samples.

Williams, L.M.; Bartholomay, R.C.; Campbell, L.J.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Performance of a Two-Shell Column with Advanced Control  

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column has yielded stable operation with reduced utility consumption and increased capacity. Prior to the application of advanced controls this column was a plant capacity limit and composition control was very difficult. The advanced controls now... allow composition to be controlled within 15% of setpoint at both ends of the column. specific energy consumption has been reduced significantly, yielding higher potential capacity. The control strategies implemented include analyzer composition...

Morrison, T. A.; Laflamme, D.

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The quality-quantity-quasity and energy-exergy-entropy exegesis of expected value calculation of citation performance  

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Quantitative assessment of information production processes requires the definition of a robust citation performance indicator. This is particularly so where there is a need to introduce a normalization mechanism...

Gangan Prathap

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality Rules (North Carolina)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This is a comprehensive air quality rule for North Carolina that includes ambient air quality standards, emission control standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and permitting procedures...

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Software Quality Assurance Plan for GoldSim Models Supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites Performance Assessment Program  

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This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) applies to the development and maintenance of GoldSim models supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs). Two PA models have been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) as of November 2006 for the PA maintenance work undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). NNSA/NSO asked NSTec to assume the custodianship of the models for future development and maintenance. The models were initially developed by Neptune and Company (N&C).

Gregory J. Shott, Vefa Yucel

2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Operator Performance Metrics for Control Room Modernization: A Practical Guide for Early Design Evaluation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As control rooms are modernized with new digital systems at nuclear power plants, it is necessary to evaluate the operator performance using these systems as part of a verification and validation process. There are no standard, predefined metrics available for assessing what is satisfactory operator interaction with new systems, especially during the early design stages of a new system. This report identifies the process and metrics for evaluating human system interfaces as part of control room modernization. The report includes background information on design and evaluation, a thorough discussion of human performance measures, and a practical example of how the process and metrics have been used as part of a turbine control system upgrade during the formative stages of design. The process and metrics are geared toward generalizability to other applications and serve as a template for utilities undertaking their own control room modernization activities.

Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performing temperature feedback controlled tissue photo-coagulation using magnetic resonance thermometry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

depth observed (lesion size) was measured. The results obtained show that the temperature feedback controlled system developed has the ability to control the temperature at a desired point within the tissue non-invasively and for the desired time length...

Sampath, Smita

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing the Structural Performance with Active and Semi-Active Devices Using Adaptive Control Strategy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Changes in the characteristics of the structure, such as damage, have not been considered in most of the active and semi-active control methods that have been used to control and optimize the response of civil engineering structures...

Bitaraf, Maryam

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the performance of a controlled router for the CEBus [home automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A study of the delay and throughput of the consumer electronics bus (CEBus) with two media, power line (PL) and twisted pair (TP), interconnected through a controlled router with three priorities (HIGH, STANDARD, and DEFERRED) is discussed. The controlled ...

J. Yang; C. N. Manikopoulos

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from a Heavy-Duty  

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Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from and efficiency of those systems. The system considered here is an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for recovering internal combustion engines presented in [1]. The system considered here is an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Control of residual aluminum from conventional treatment to improve reverse osmosis performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Deposit Control for Reverse Osmosis Systems , Technicalon Colloidal Fouling in Reverse Osmosis and NanofiltrationSiO 2 ) Scaling for Reverse Osmosis , ASTM Designation D

Gabelich, C J; Ishida, K P; Gerringer, F W; Evangelista, R; Kalyan, M; Suffet, I H

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Decomposition Methods in Optimal Flow Control for High Performance Computing.  

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??This thesis is concerned with linear and non-linear optimal flow control problems which are modeled by systems of partial differential equations. The numerical treatment of… (more)

Ketelaer, Eva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks C. J. Sreenan, U. Roedig, J. Brown, C. A. Boano, A. Dunkels, Z. He, T. Voigt, V. Vassiliou, J. Sa Silva  

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control centre to enable it to monitor and control all operations of the refinery. Currently, the vast scenarios within the GALP oil refinery where the system will be deployed and some initial technical insights, a refinery in Portugal, where performance is critical. Network with Deployed Sensor Controlled Performance

Roedig, Utz

254

Design and performance evaluation of an OpenFlow-based control plane for software-  

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. Muñoz, "Control plane techniques for elastic optical networks: GMPLS/PCE vs OpenFlow," in IEEE Global. Moreolo, R. Martinez, L. Liu, T. Tsuritani, and I. Morita, "Experimental assessment of a combined PCE, R. Martínez, L. Liu, T. Tsuritani, and I. Morita, "GMPLS/PCE control of flexi-grid DWDM optical

Yoo, S. J. Ben

255

Nonlinear power flow feedback control for improved stability and performance of airfoil sections  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A computer-implemented method of determining the pitch stability of an airfoil system, comprising using a computer to numerically integrate a differential equation of motion that includes terms describing PID controller action. In one model, the differential equation characterizes the time-dependent response of the airfoil's pitch angle, .alpha.. The computer model calculates limit-cycles of the model, which represent the stability boundaries of the airfoil system. Once the stability boundary is known, feedback control can be implemented, by using, for example, a PID controller to control a feedback actuator. The method allows the PID controller gain constants, K.sub.I, K.sub.p, and K.sub.d, to be optimized. This permits operation closer to the stability boundaries, while preventing the physical apparatus from unintentionally crossing the stability boundaries. Operating closer to the stability boundaries permits greater power efficiencies to be extracted from the airfoil system.

Wilson, David G.; Robinett, III, Rush D.

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

256

Water Quality (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These regulations establish requirements and procedures for permitting, enforcement, monitoring, and surveillance, and spill control activities of the Department of Environmental Quality. Without...

257

Self-tuning Fuzzy Control Method Based on the Trajectory Performance of the Phase Plane  

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The phase plane is already an important method to design fuzzy control systems and analyze their stability. The concept of the real-time response trajectory characteristic vectors and angles between the real-time characteristic vectors on the phase...

Zhang, J.; Chen, Y.; Xiong, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMAL CONTROL OF PROJECTS BASED ON KALMAN FILTER APPROACH FOR TRACKING & FORECASTING THE PROJECT PERFORMANCE  

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Traditional scheduling tools like Gantt Charts and CPM while useful in planning and execution of complex construction projects with multiple interdependent activities haven?t been of much help in implementing effective control systems for the same...

Bondugula, Srikant

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

259

Control of residual aluminum from conventional treatment to improve reverse osmosis performance  

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2005. The Role of Dissolved Aluminum in Silica Chemistry forDraft Public Health Goal for Aluminum in Drinking Water .1994. Control of Residual Aluminum in Filtered Water . AWWA,

Gabelich, C J; Ishida, K P; Gerringer, F W; Evangelista, R; Kalyan, M; Suffet, I H

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of military field-water quality: Volume 7, Performance evaluation of the 600-gph reverse osmosis water purification unit (ROWPU): Reverse osmosis (RO) components  

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The primary purpose of this work is to ascertain whether the performance of the current 600-gph reverse osmosis water-purification unit (ROWPU) is adequate to meet the water-quality standards recommended in Volume 4 of this study. A secondary objective is to review the design of the treatment units used in the ROWPU, as well as the prescribed mode of operation, and to make constructive recommendations. Reverse osmosis (hyperfiltration) is a complicated water-treatment process that is not described easily with a few process parameters. Furthermore, published literature on the type of membrane currently used in the ROWPU was scarce. Therefore, we required a mathematical model that could be used to extrapolate existing information to different operating conditions. It was successful for seawater and single-salt solutions, but it proved to be unsuccessful for just any mix of salts that might be encountered in nature. 99 refs., 69 figs., 60 tabs.

Marinas, B.J.; Ungun, Z.; Selleck, R.E.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Computer aided warfarin dosing in the Swedish national quality registry AuriculA – Algorithmic suggestions are performing better than manually changed doses  

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AbstractIntroduction Warfarin treatment with a high time in therapeutic range (TTR) is correlated to fewer complications. The TTR in Sweden is generally high but varies partly depending on local expertise and traditions. A dosing algorithm could minimize variations and increase treatment quality. Here we evaluate the performance of a computerized dosing algorithm. Materials and methods 53.779 warfarin treated patients from 125 centers using the Swedish national quality registry AuriculA. If certain criteria are met, the algorithm gives one of seven possible dose suggestions, which can be unchanged, decreased or increased weekly dose by 5, 10 or 15%. The outcome evaluated by the resulting INR value was compared between dose suggestions arising from the algorithm that were accepted and those that were manually changed. There were no randomization, and outcomes were retrospectively analyzed. Results Both the algorithm-based and the manually changed doses had worse outcome if only two instead of three previous INR values were available. The algorithm suggestions were superior to manual dosing regarding percent samples within the target range 2-3 (hit-rate) or deviation from INR 2.5 (mean error). Of the seven possible outcomes from the algorithm, six were significantly superior and one equal to the manually changed doses when three previous INR:s were present. Conclusions The algorithm-based dosing suggestions show better outcome in most cases. This can make dosing of warfarin easier and more efficient. There are however cases where manual dosing fares better. Here the algorithm will be improved to further enhance its dosing performance in the future.

Bartosz Grzymala-Lubanski; Sara Själander; Henrik Renlund; Peter J. Svensson; Anders Själander

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Internal, powerful others, and chance locus of control as related to performance in a concept identification task  

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fcclfill . ent of thc require!!cent for tn: drgr=. c f RASTER OF SCIENCE August 1975 Major Subject: Psychology L INTERNAL, POWERFUL OTHERS, AND CHANCE LOCUS OF CONTROL AS RELATED TO PERFORMANCE IN A CONCEPT IDENTIFICATION TASK A Thesis Thomas Gray... INIHODUCTION Hypotheses 10 METHOD 12 Subj ects Procedures 12 12 Instructional Set 13 Transfer Instructions Miterisls RES UI. 'I S 39 DISCUSSION 7F Ro"'ERFNCES 37 APPENDICES 1. Stimulus Materials In Acquisition 2. Stimulus Materials In Transfer...

Allen, Thomas Gray

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulation and SSR tests performed on the BPA 500 kV thyristor controlled series capacitor unit at Slatt substation  

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Field experience is reported for a thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) recently commissioned at BPA`s Slatt substation. Subsynchronous resonance tests show that TCSC interactions with shaft dynamics of PGE`s Boardman steam generator are well understood and are effectively avoided by normal TCSC valve firing logic. Modulation tests, performed with the Boardman plant off line, show that the TCSC can be a powerful and responsive actuator for swing damping. Security considerations did not permit lightly damped operation of the controlled plant. Close analysis indicates that the TCSC damping contribution, though small, was measurable. The best estimate is that damping for the McNary mode is 7.33% and 8.55%, for the TCSC damper loop open and closed respectively. TCSC testing and monitoring is facilitated by an advanced interactive measurement network representing BPA`s approach to the information requirements of major control systems.

Hauer, J.F. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Mittelstadt, W.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)] [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Piwko, R.J. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States); Damsky, B.L. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)] [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Eden, J.D. [Portland General Electric, OR (United States)] [Portland General Electric, OR (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulation and SSR tests performed on the BPA 500 kV thyristor controlled series capacitor unit at Slatt substation  

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Field experience is reported for a thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) recently commissioned at BPA`s Slatt substation. Subsynchronous resonance tests show that TCSC interactions with shaft dynamics of PGE`s Boardman steam generator are well understood and are effectively avoided by normal TCSC valve firing logic. Modulation tests, performed with the Boardman plant off line, show that the TCSC can be a powerful and responsive actuator for swing damping. Security considerations did not permit lightly damped operation of the controlled plant. Close analysis indicates that the TCSC damping contribution, though small, was measurable. The best estimate is that damping for the McNary mode is 7.33% and 8.55%, for the TCSC damper loop open and closed respectively. TCSC testing and monitoring is facilitated by an advanced interactive measurement network representing BPA`s approach to the information requirements of major control systems.

Hauer, J.F. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Mittelstadt, W.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)] [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Piwko, R.J. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States); Damsky, B.L. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)] [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Eden, J.D. [Portland General Electric, OR (United States)] [Portland General Electric, OR (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

On The Impact of Communication Delays on Power System Automatic Generation Control Performance  

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and physical components that, under visions such as the US Department of Energy Smart Grid [1], are likely of the smart grid vision. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as computer an impact on system metrics, e.g., frequency deviations from its nominal value. The AGC system takes

Liberzon, Daniel

266

Performance analysis of a fractional controller developed for the vibration suppression of a smart beam  

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via Continued Fraction Expansion (CFE) method, was designed and implemented for the suppression of the flexural vibrations of a smart beam. The first, second, third and fourth order approximations of the CFE is the CFE method (Krishna 2008). In this study a fractional order controller developed by using the CFE

Yaman, Yavuz

267

The quality of websites and their impact on economic performance: the case of nurseries and gardening companies in the Italian 'Mezzogiorno' regions  

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The aim of this paper is to examine the quality of websites and the entrepreneurial perception of the importance of the website to improve the business performance in nurseries and gardening companies adopting web-marketing strategies. On this purpose, the paper firstly analyses which structural features enable a potential website to be labelled as good; the awareness of these aspects is pivotal to define effective web-marketing solutions. Secondly, it examines whether the plant nursery entrepreneurs perceive the company website as a tool of additional sales able to increase the firm turnover. The results show that the websites are well framed and with a well-groomed design, but lacking in some essential functions able to improve their usability. Moreover, the surveyed companies give a little importance to the customer and community services; in fact, few of them have a chat or a forum. The adoption of the website as sales channel is hardly diffused. The website has stimulated sales that were ultimately transacted both via phone, fax and e-mail, and directly in firm. Lastly, almost all interviewees consider the website an effective tool to boost their company image, leading to an improvement in their economic performance, although not readily quantifiable.

Emanuele Schimmenti; Antonino Galati; Valeria Borsellino

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A performance evaluation of an automotive magnetorheological brake design with a sliding mode controller  

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industries due to its potential to improve vehicle perfor- mance, safety and cost. The ``x'' in x Engineering, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6 flow and heat transfer analysis. The performance of the MRB in a vehicle was studied using a quarter

Park, Edward

269

Without proper controls, consolidation could influence performance in the Powder River Basin  

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The American coal industry is in a period of consolidation. Fewer firms with larger production are replacing a more dispersed industry. Because of the southern Powder River Basin's great importance as source of coal, there is a need to monitor the performance of southern PRB coal producers.

Bierman, S.; Nelson, P.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Ground performance of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) attitude control system  

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, USA b Danish Space Research Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark c Columbia University, New York, NY, USA dV. HEFT has a half-power diameter (HPD) imaging performance of solutions to time-tagged photon lists during the post-flight analysis. Finally, the ACS must provide fully

271

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

272

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs(QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Change 1, dated 7/12/01, facilitates the Department's organizational transition necessitated by establishment of the NNSA. (Attachment 2 of this Order is canceled by DOE O 470.2B.) Cancels: DOE O 414.1

2001-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

273

A study of the performance and reliability of microprocessor based controls  

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The microprocessor based distribution feeder protection unit is designed for the protection of radial feeders. Since the recloser is one of the most important normal and emergency controllers, it must retain its normal basic operations such as fault detection, timing, and fault interruption under adverse operating environments to provide complete protection and reliability needed by the distribution system. In view of the importance of this recloser to the security and reliable operation of the distribution system, it must undergo rigorous laboratory, environmental and electromagnetic interference (EMI) and field tests before installation is contemplated. To achieve these objectives, a test current from the feeder simulator was applied to the controller and was observed as it stepped through its sequence of tripping and reclosing.

Teshome, A.; Aitken, M.W.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

274

High Performance Electrostatic Sensors and Actuators for LISA Proof Mass Control  

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This document contains two presentations which describe the working principles of a class of electrostatic multidimensional sensors and force actuators. The subject of the study is the search of the most effective methods for measuring the position of a cubical conducting proof mass which floats in a weightless environment. The same proof mass must be controlled with a feedback loop by applying forces with the same set of electrodes. For more information please see the web site: http://lisa.jpl.nasa.gov/

Giorgio Fontana

2001-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

275

Quality engineering as a profession.  

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Over the course of time, the profession of quality engineering has witnessed significant change, from its original emphasis on quality control and inspection to a more contemporary focus on upholding quality processes throughout the organization and its product realization activities. This paper describes the profession of quality engineering, exploring how today's quality engineers and quality professionals are certified individuals committed to upholding quality processes and principles while working with different dimensions of product development. It also discusses the future of the quality engineering profession and the future of the quality movement as a whole.

Kolb, Rachel R.; Hoover, Marcey L.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Performance Analysis of Fully Joint Diversity Combining, Adaptive Modulation, and Power Control Schemes  

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), Helsinki, Finland, June 2001, pp. 570?574. [13] N. Belhaj, N. Hamdi, M.-S. Alouini, and A. Bouallegue, ?Low-power minimum estimation and combining with adaptive modulation,? in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Signal Processing and Its Applications (ISSPA?05..., ?Diversity combining with up-link power control,? in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Helsinki, Finland, September 2006, pp. 1?5. [17] A. Gjendemsj?, H. C. Yang, G. E. ?ien, and M.-S. Alouini, ?Minimum...

Bouida, Zied

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

277

Construction of High-Performance, Low-Cost Photoelectrodes with Controlled Polycrystalline Architectures  

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The major goal of our research was to gain the ability in electrochemical synthesis to precisely control compositions and morphologies of various oxide-based polycrystalline photoelectrodes in order to establish the composition-morphology-photoelectrochemical property relationships while discovering highly efficient photoelectrode systems for use in solar energy conversion. Major achievements include: development of porous n-type BiVO{sub 4} photoanode for efficient and stable solar water oxidation; development of p-type CuFeO{sub 2} photocathode for solar hydrogen production; and junction studies on electrochemically fabricated p-n Cu{sub 2}O homojunction solar cells for efficiency enhancement.

Kyoung-Shin Choi

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

278

Continuous-time model reference adaptive control with improved transient performance  

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) for any piecewise continuous, uniformly bounded reference input signal r(t). In order to meet the control objective, we make the following standard assump- tions [26, 53] concerning the plant Gp(s) and the reference model I4 (s) ~ (Al) Rp(s) is a monic... polynomial of degree n. ~ (A2) Zp(s) is a monic Hurwitz polynomial of degree n, ( n. ~ (A3) The sign of kr and an upper bound k, ) 0 on [k?[ are known. Without any loss of generality, kr is assumed to be positive. Thus kr ( k ~ (A4) The relative degree n...

Ho, Ming-Tzu

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Energy Performance Evaluation and Development of Control Strategies for the Air-conditioning System of a Building at Construction Stage  

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. These control strategies mainly involve optimal chiller sequencing control, cooling tower sequencing control, optimal water pressure differential set-point control, AHU supply air static pressure reset control and DCV-based fresh air control, etc. To assess...

Wang, S.; Xu, X.; Ma, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Gender differences in mathematics anxiety and the relation to mathematics performance while controlling for test anxiety  

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]. Importantly, MA has several negative effects on children’s and adult’s mathematics education. For ex- ample, people who experience high levels of MA are likely to develop negative attitudes toward tasks involv- ing mathematics, drop out of elective mathematics... pressure is not expected to have a differential effect on the performance of individuals with low and high maths anxiety [26].(male vs. female) and school year (Year 7 vs. Year 8 vs. Year 10). Then univariate Analyses of Variance (ANO- VAs) were run on each...

Devine, Amy; Fawcett, Kayleigh; Sz?cs, Dénes; Dowker, Ann

2012-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Impact of automation: Measurement of performance, workload and behaviour in a complex control environment  

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Abstract This paper describes an experiment that was undertaken to compare three levels of automation in rail signalling; a high level in which an automated agent set routes for trains using timetable information, a medium level in which trains were routed along pre-defined paths, and a low level where the operator (signaller) was responsible for the movement of all trains. These levels are described in terms of a Rail Automation Model based on previous automation theory (Parasuraman et al., 2000). Performance, subjective workload, and signaller activity were measured for each level of automation running under both normal operating conditions and abnormal, or disrupted, conditions. The results indicate that perceived workload, during both normal and disrupted phases of the experiment, decreased as the level of automation increased and performance was most consistent (i.e. showed the least variation between participants) with the highest level of automation. The results give a strong case in favour of automation, particularly in terms of demonstrating the potential for automation to reduce workload, but also suggest much benefit can achieved from a mid-level of automation potentially at a lower cost and complexity.

Nora Balfe; Sarah Sharples; John R. Wilson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Controlled Thermal-Mechanical Processing of Tubes and Pipes for Enhanced Manufacturing and Performance  

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The Alloy Steel Business of The Timken Company won an award for the controlled thermo-mechanical processing (CTMP) project and assembled a strong international public/private partnership to execute the project. The premise of the CTMP work was to combine Timken's product understanding with its process expertise and knowledge of metallurgical and deformation fundamentals developed during the project to build a predictive process design capability. The CTMP effort succeeded in delivering a pc-based capability in the tube optimization model, with a virtual pilot plant (VPP) feature to represent the desired tube making process to predict the resultant microstructure tailored for the desired application. Additional tasks included a system for direct, online measurement of grain size and demonstration of application of CTMP via robotically enhanced manufacturing.

Kolarik, Robert V.

2005-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

283

Controlling Capital Costs in High Performance Office Buildings: A Review of Best Practices for Overcoming Cost Barriers  

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Controlling Capital Costs in Controlling Capital Costs in High Performance Office Buildings: A Review of Best Practices for Overcoming Cost Barriers Preprint Shanti Pless and Paul Torcellini To be presented at the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Pacific Grove, California August 12-17, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-55264 May 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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FIRE IMPACTS ON AN ENGINEERED BARRIER’S PERFORMANCE: THE HANFORD BARRIER ONE YEAR AFTER A CONTROLLED BURN  

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A critical unknown for long-term engineered barrier performance is the effect of wild fire during a post-institutional control environment where routine maintenance may be limited or non-existent. In September 2008, a controlled burn was conducted on one half of a vegetated, multilayered capillary barrier emplaced over a Hanford waste site. The effects on barrier performance have been monitored and documented over the past year. Soil physical, chemical, and hydrologic properties; plant floristics and density; and animal-use were characterized before and after the fire with the unburned half of the barrier serving as a control. Temperatures during the controlled burn ranged from 250 oC at 1.5 cm below the surface to over 700 oC at 1 m above the surface. Significant decreases in hydraulic conductivity and surface-soil wettability were observed immediately after the fire due primarily to hydrophobic conditions created by the fire. Major soil nutrients, pH, and electrical conductivity remain elevated post-fire. Up until June 2009, post-burn soil moisture content in the 0-1 m depth interval was significantly lower on the burned section than the unburned section and is attributed to differences in surface evaporation. Higher soil moisture contents in the 1-2 m interval on the burned section are attributed to insignificant water uptake owing to the absence of deep-rooted shrubs. Moisture profiles reversed after June to show lower water contents throughout the profile on the unburned section. Dense stands of sagebrush were destroyed from the fire allowing many more species to emerge thereby increasing species diversity. Seed sources contributing to this species diversification were from either the existing seedbank and/or wind-blown sources. Measurements are ongoing and the results are expected to help close a knowledge gap about barrier recovery after major disturbances.

Ward, Anderson L.; Link, Steven O.; Leary, Kevin D.; Berlin, Gregory T.

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

285

Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance  

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The performance of air-handling systems in buildings needs to be improved. Many of the deficiencies result from myths and lore and a lack of understanding about the non-linear physical principles embedded in the associated technologies. By incorporating these principles, a few important efforts related to diagnostics and controls have already begun to solve some of the problems. This paper illustrates three novel solutions: one rapidly assesses duct leakage, the second configures ad hoc duct-static-pressure reset strategies, and the third identifies useful intermittent ventilation strategies. By highlighting these efforts, this paper seeks to stimulate new research and technology developments that could further improve air-handling systems.

Wray, Craig; Wray, Craig P.; Sherman, Max H.; Walker, I.S.; Dickerhoff, D.J.; Federspiel, C.C.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Improved Recovery Boiler Performance Through Control of Combustion, Sulfur, and Alkali Chemistry  

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This project involved the following objectives: 1. Determine black liquor drying and devolatilization elemental and total mass release rates and yields. 2. Develop a public domain physical/chemical kinetic model of black liquor drop combustion, including new information on drying and devolatilization. 3. Determine mechanisms and rates of sulfur scavenging in recover boilers. 4. Develop non-ideal, public-domain thermochemistry models for alkali salts appropriate for recovery boilers 5. Develop data and a one-dimensional model of a char bed in a recovery boiler. 6. Implement all of the above in comprehensive combustion code and validate effects on boiler performance. 7. Perform gasification modeling in support of INEL and commercial customers. The major accomplishments of this project corresponding to these objectives are as follows: 1. Original data for black liquor and biomass data demonstrate dependencies of particle reactions on particle size, liquor type, gas temperature, and gas composition. A comprehensive particle submodel and corresponding data developed during this project predicts particle drying (including both free and chemisorbed moisture), devolatilization, heterogeneous char oxidation, char-smelt reactions, and smelt oxidation. Data and model predictions agree, without adjustment of parameters, within their respective errors. The work performed under these tasks substantially exceeded the original objectives. 2. A separate model for sulfur scavenging and fume formation in a recovery boiler demonstrated strong dependence on both in-boiler mixing and chemistry. In particular, accurate fume particle size predictions, as determined from both laboratory and field measurements, depend on gas mixing effects in the boilers that lead to substantial particle agglomeration. Sulfur scavenging was quantitatively predicted while particle size required one empirical mixing factor to match data. 3. Condensed-phase thermochemistry algorithms were developed for salt mixtures and compared with sodium-based binary and higher order systems. Predictions and measurements were demonstrated for both salt systems and for some more complex silicate-bearing systems, substantially exceeding the original scope of this work. 4. A multi-dimensional model of char bed reactivity developed under this project demonstrated that essentially all reactions in char beds occur on or near the surface, with the internal portions of the bed being essentially inert. The model predicted composition, temperature, and velocity profiles in the bed and showed that air jet penetration is limited to the immediate vicinity of the char bed, with minimal impact on most of the bed. The modeling efforts substantially exceeded the original scope of this project. 5. Near the completion of this project, DOE withdrew the BYU portion of a multiparty agreement to complete this and additional work with no advanced warning, which compromised the integration of all of this material into a commercial computer code. However, substantial computer simulations of much of this work were initiated, but not completed. 6. The gasification modeling is nearly completed but was aborted near its completion according to a DOE redirection of funds. This affected both this and the previous tasks.

Baxter, Larry L.

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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of Engineering, Coordinating Committee of Air QualityStandards: Air Quality and Automobile Emission Control, Vol.of ilitrogen Dioxide Air Quality Standards. Paper tlo. 76-

Hollowell, C.D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appraisal of thermal performance of a glazed office with a solar control coating: Cases in Mexico and Canada  

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The use of solar passive strategies such as new solar control coatings on windows for buildings with large glazed areas, have recently become important and helpful tools, mainly because these developments help to reduce heat gains and/or losses through transparent materials, diminishing energy loads, and improving the environment inside buildings. This paper shows an assessment of the thermal performance for an office on top of a building with four different configurations of window glass, and their influence on the indoor conditions. The window glass configurations are: clear glass, glass-film (SnS–CuxS solar control coating), double-glass-film, and double clear glass. The simulations were carried out using weather data from Mexico City and Ottawa, which are a good representation of two extreme weather conditions, in order to assess the thermal behaviour inside offices, such as energy loads, costs for air conditioning, and the influence of interior heat transfer coefficient correlations. The results indicate that the glass-film proves to be the less appropriate configuration due to the high temperatures reached on the film surface, which has an impact on the air temperatures inside the office and contributes to increase the energy consumption. In general, the double glass-film configuration results to be adequate for both climates, nevertheless it shows a better performance for Ottawa than Mexico City, where a simple double clear glass would work the same way.

M. Gijón-Rivera; G. Álvarez; I. Beausoleil-Morrison; J. Xamán

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Simple Principles in the Collection of Engineering and Quality Assurance Whether data are to be used to monitor process stability/performance or to guide changes  

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Some Simple Principles in the Collection of Engineering and Quality Assurance Data Whether data. (For example, a blanket "take a 10% sample" rule will sometimes over-sample and sometimes under presentation quality displays. 6. In order to be useful in indicating sources of variation in a data set, care

Vardeman, Stephen B.

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Status Update on Action 2c: Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) for Performing Assessments of Activity-level Work Planning and Control  

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Slide Presentation by Bradley K. Davy, Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Assistance, HS. Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) for Performing Assessments of Activity- Level Work Planning and Control. DOE CRAD Development Approach.

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Analytical laboratory quality audits  

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Analytical Laboratory Quality Audits are designed to improve laboratory performance. The success of the audit, as for many activities, is based on adequate preparation, precise performance, well documented and insightful reporting, and productive follow-up. Adequate preparation starts with definition of the purpose, scope, and authority for the audit and the primary standards against which the laboratory quality program will be tested. The scope and technical processes involved lead to determining the needed audit team resources. Contact is made with the auditee and a formal audit plan is developed, approved and sent to the auditee laboratory management. Review of the auditee's quality manual, key procedures and historical information during preparation leads to better checklist development and more efficient and effective use of the limited time for data gathering during the audit itself. The audit begins with the opening meeting that sets the stage for the interactions between the audit team and the laboratory staff. Arrangements are worked out for the necessary interviews and examination of processes and records. The information developed during the audit is recorded on the checklists. Laboratory management is kept informed of issues during the audit so there are no surprises at the closing meeting. The audit report documents whether the management control systems are effective. In addition to findings of nonconformance, positive reinforcement of exemplary practices provides balance and fairness. Audit closure begins with receipt and evaluation of proposed corrective actions from the nonconformances identified in the audit report. After corrective actions are accepted, their implementation is verified. Upon closure of the corrective actions, the audit is officially closed.

Kelley, William D.

2001-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research: Regulatory Drivers  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers DOE/NETLÂ’s Air Quality Research Program is in direct response to the need to ensure that fossil-fuel-fired power systems continue to meet current and future environmental requirements. Specific environmental regulatory requirements driving this research are briefly summarized below: I. Clean Air Act (Including 1990 Amendments) Title I - Air Pollution Prevention and Control Part A - Air Quality and Emission Limitations Sect. 109 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards In July 1997 EPA promulgated new standards for particulate matter finer than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) and revised the ambient ozone standards. Sect. 111 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources Part C - Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality

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Signatures for Mass Spectrometry Data Quality  

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Ensuring data quality and proper instrument functionality is a prerequisite for scientific investigation. Manual validation for quality assurance is time consuming, expensive and subjective. Metrics for describing various features of LC-MS data have been developed to assist operators in discriminating poor (out of control) and good (in control) datasets. However, the wide variety of instrument specifications and LC-MS configurations precludes applying a simple range of acceptable values or cutoffs for such metrics. We explored a variety of statistical modeling approaches to predict the quality of LC-MS data. Using 1164 manually classified quality control (QC) LC-MS datasets, we fit logistic regression classification models to the QC data to predict whether a dataset is in or out of control. Model parameters were optimized by minimizing a loss function that accounts for the tradeoff between false positive and false negative errors. The optimal logistic regression classifier models detected bad data sets with high sensitivity (i.e. low false negative rate) while maintaining high specificity (i.e. controlling the false positive rate). As an example, predictions for Velos-Orbitrap instrumentation data had a sensitivity of 93.7% in detecting out of control datasets with a false positive rate of 8.3%. In comparison, we investigated the performance of several single metrics in predicting dataset quality. While maintaining a sensitivity of 93.7%, the corresponding false positive rates for these single-metric models unacceptably ranged from 32% to 97.7%. Finally, we evaluated the performance of the

Amidan, Brett G.; Orton, Daniel J.; Lamarche, Brian L.; Monroe, Matthew E.; Moore, Ronald J.; Venzin, Alexander M.; Smith, Richard D.; Sego, Landon H.; Tardiff, Mark F.; Payne, Samuel H.

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Management | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management The Office of Quality Management, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security develops policies and procedures to ensure the classification and control of information is effective and consistent. The Office of Quality Management also assists other Government agencies to meet the requirements contained in DOE-issued regulations concerning Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data. To meet these missions, the Office of Quality Management: Develops and revises DOE Regulations and Orders concerning Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information, National Security Information, Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Official Use Only Responds to Mandatory Declassification Review Requests under

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Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings  

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This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

Patrick O'Neill

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective phase control of silicon films during high-rate deposition in atmospheric-pressure very high-frequency plasma: Impacts of gas residence time on the performance of bottom-gate thin film transistors  

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Abstract Hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si) and microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si) films were grown in atmospheric-pressure (AP) He/H2/SiH4 plasma excited by a 150-MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power at a temperature of 220 °C. The variations in thickness and crystallinity of the deposited Si films along the gas flow direction were studied as functions of gas residence time in the plasma, VHF power density and H2 flow rate. Furthermore, the electrical characteristics of bottom-gate thin film transistors (TFTs) were investigated to evaluate the film quality. The results revealed that the chemical reactions both in gas phase and on the growing film surface were significantly enhanced in AP-VHF plasma, promoting phase transition from amorphous to microcrystalline in a time of the order of 0.1 ms. The performance of the \\{TFTs\\} showed that a-Si layers formed in the upstream portion of the plasma zone had reasonably good electrical property (field-effect mobility of approximately 2 cm2/V s) despite very high deposition rates around 20 nm/s. While ?c-Si layers deposited in the downstream portion were very defective, which might come from the insufficient passivation of grain boundaries with a-Si tissues due to a too long gas residence time in the plasma. The precise control of gas residence time by adjusting the length of plasma will be effective for the phase control of Si films with desired quality.

H. Kakiuchi; H. Ohmi; T. Yamada; A. Hirano; T. Tsushima; W. Lin; K. Yasutake

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Quality (Oklahoma)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Water Quality Act establishes cumulative remedies to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the waters of the state. The act establishes responsibilities of the Oklahoma Department of...

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APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE  

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, Quebec, Canada ABSTRACT Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption to be introduced to provide the required fresh air to the occupants. In other words, the energy performance must, thermal performance, indoor air quality, structural stability, acoustic performance, fire control, etc

Hammad, Amin

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Performance of a Dynamically Controlled Inverter in a Photovoltaic System Interconnected with a Secondary Network Distribution System  

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In 2008, a 300 kW{sub peak} photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the rooftop of the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). The installation was unique for the electric utility, Xcel Energy, as it had not previously permitted a PV system to be interconnected on a building served by the local secondary network distribution system (network). The PV system was installed with several provisions; one to prevent reverse power flow, another called a dynamically controlled inverter (DCI), that curtails the output of the PV inverters to maintain an amount of load supplied by Xcel Energy at the CCC. The DCI system utilizes current transformers (CTs) to sense power flow to insure that a minimum threshold is maintained from Xcel Energy through the network transformers. The inverters are set to track the load on each of the three phases and curtail power from the PV system when the generated PV system current reaches 95% of the current on any phase. This is achieved by the DCI, which gathers inputs from current transformers measuring the current from the PV array, Xcel, and the spot network load. Preventing reverse power flow is a critical technical requirement for the spot network which serve this part of the CCC. The PV system was designed with the expectation that the DCI system would not curtail the PV system, as the expected minimum load consumption was historically higher than the designed PV system size. However, the DCI system has operated many days during the course of a year, and the performance has been excellent. The DCI system at the CCC was installed as a secondary measure to insure that a minimum level of power flows to the CCC from the Xcel Energy network. While this DCI system was intended for localized control, the system could also reduce output percent if an external smart grid control signal was employed. This paper specifically focuses on the performance of the innovative design at this installation; however, the DCI system could also be used for new s- art grid-enabled distribution systems where renewables power contributions at certain conditions or times may need to be curtailed.

Coddington, M. H.; Kroposki, B. D.; Basso, T.; Berger, D.; Crowell, K.; Hayes, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance assurance program plan  

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B and W Protec, Inc. (BWP) is responsible for implementing the Performance Assurance Program for the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) in accordance with DOE Order 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program (DOE 1995a). The Performance Assurance Program applies to safeguards and security (SAS) systems and their essential components (equipment, hardware, administrative procedures, Protective Force personnel, and other personnel) in direct support of Category I and H special nuclear material (SNM) protection. Performance assurance includes several Hanford Site activities that conduct performance, acceptance, operability, effectiveness, and validation tests. These activities encompass areas of training, exercises, quality assurance, conduct of operations, total quality management, self assessment, classified matter protection and control, emergency preparedness, and corrective actions tracking and trending. The objective of the Performance Assurance Program is to capture the critical data of the tests, training, etc., in a cost-effective, manageable program that reflects the overall effectiveness of the program while minimizing operational impacts. To aid in achieving this objective, BWP will coordinate the Performance Assurance Program for Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) and serve as the central point for data collection.

Rogers, B.H.

1997-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Three fault ride through controllers for wind systems running in isolated micro-grid and Effects of fault type on their performance: A review and comparative study  

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Abstract This paper presents survey about Fault Ride Through (FRT) techniques and controllers which employed with all wind generation system types. After presenting a comprehensive FRT survey, paper proposes three Fault Ride Through (FRT) controllers for keeping stability of Fixed Speed Wind Generation (FSWG) system serving in isolated Micro-Grid (MG). The first controller has been implemented by inserting Superconductor Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) in series with wind generator terminals during fault instant. The second proposed FRT controller is modifying the conventional Pitch Angle Controllers (PAC) to can spill and reduce high percentage of extracted mechanical wind power during and subsequent fault occurrence which in turns help stability improvement and restoration. Third FRT technique is performed by adapting the wind turbine gearbox ratio which forces the wind generation system to run far from the maximum power point. The best performance is obtained with the SFCL controller. Superior results are obtained when the three proposed FRT controllers are employed simultaneously. The three developed FRT controllers are simple, reliable and economical attractive. Effects of fault type on SFCL FRT controller performance are analyzed and investigated in details. The proposed SFCL FRT controller has been tested under single phase, double phase, phase to phase, and three phases to ground faults. Results display that the three phases to ground fault is the most severe type on SFCL FRT performance from stability point of view. On the other hand, double phase to ground fault is the most severe one from fluctuations and oscillations points of view. Parameters of the SFCL must be adjusted based on the three phases to ground fault. If the SFCL FRT controller is designed to can deal with three phases fault, it sure can deal with the other fault types successfully.

Rashad M. Kamel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Adjusting the specificity of an engine map based on the sensitivity of an engine control parameter relative to a performance variable  

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Methods and systems for engine control optimization are provided. A first and a second operating condition of a vehicle engine are detected. An initial value is identified for a first and a second engine control parameter corresponding to a combination of the detected operating conditions according to a first and a second engine map look-up table. The initial values for the engine control parameters are adjusted based on a detected engine performance variable to cause the engine performance variable to approach a target value. A first and a second sensitivity of the engine performance variable are determined in response to changes in the engine control parameters. The first engine map look-up table is adjusted when the first sensitivity is greater than a threshold, and the second engine map look-up table is adjusted when the second sensitivity is greater than a threshold.

Jiang, Li; Lee, Donghoon; Yilmaz, Hakan; Stefanopoulou, Anna

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

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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2012 SG Peer Review - Real-Time Distribution Feed Performance Monitoring, Advisory Control, and Health Management System - James Stoupis, ABB Inc.  

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Real-Time Distribution Feeder Performance Real-Time Distribution Feeder Performance Monitoring, Advisory Control, and Health Management System James Stoupis ABB Inc., US Corporate Research Center June 7, 2012 December 2008 Real-Time Distribution Feeder Performance Monitoring Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $200 k $1.1 M $1.3 M $400k Technical Scope To innovatively leverage advanced sensing, monitoring, and control technologies to enhance asset utilization and grid reliability Install state-of-the-art data collection, monitoring, and sensing equipment in distribution substations and on distribution feeders Develop new feeder monitoring, advisory control, and asset health applications deployed on current circuits, and future circuits with DERs

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Office of Quality Management  

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The Office of Quality Management develops and interprets Government-wide policies and procedures and conducts training to ensure the accurate identification of information and documents that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the national security and controlled unclassified Official Use Only information for the effective operation of the Government.

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Systems Design and Applications Branch (SDAB) Hayden Menzel ( Prins) Key Advanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) Timothy J. Schmit validating and improving GOES (Imager & Sounder) products -GOES calibration and quality control  

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. White} {Richard A. Frank} {John V. Byrne} {Anthony J. Calio} {William Evans} {John A. Knauss} {D. James calibration and quality control - developing prototypes for future GOES products - GOES-R - promoting future of Research and Applications (ORA) {Harold Yates} { P. K. Rao} {James F. W. Purdom, Jr } {Marie C. Colton

Kuligowski, Bob

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Geiger M., Diabat L., Mnard L., Wald L., 2002. A web service for controlling the quality of measurements of global solar irradiation. Solar Energy, Vol. 73, No 6, pp. 475-480  

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sensitive sensors measure the downward solar radiation flux on a horizontal surface during a given time of measurements of global solar irradiation. Solar Energy, Vol. 73, No 6, pp. 475-480 Copyright Ecole des Mines de Paris -Armines - UFAE 1 A WEB SERVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE QUALITY OF MEASUREMENTS OF GLOBAL SOLAR

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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H2-optimal Anti-Windup Performance in SISO Control Systems Stefan RonnbackA and Mikael SternadS  

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D thesis, Division of Automatic Control, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, 1993. 2] M. Sternad and S

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EERE Quality Control Workshop Agenda  

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

Consultant, formerly of GE Primestar Panelist: David Gotthold, PNNL Panelist: Ron Sinton, Sinton Instruments 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Breakout 1: QC challenges by technology area 1:50...

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Cost reduction performance enhancements of multiple site cooling water systems, enabled by remote system monitoring/control and multifaceted data management  

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An outsourced cooling water treatment automated control and data acquisition package, has been designed, installed, and commissioned in over 70 sites in North America and offshore. The standard package consists of a controller, sensors, human-machine interface software, data acquisition and management software, communications, and reporting. Significant challenges to applying this standard package in multiple sites arose from variations in cooling system design and makeup water quality as well as operations, environmental considerations, metrics, and language. A standard approach has met these challenges and overcome effects of downsizing through significant reduction in non-value-added, manual activities. Overall system reliability has been improved by migration to best practice throughout the organizations involved and immediate proactive response to out-of-specification conditions. This paper documents the evolution of a standard cooling water automation and data management package from its inception to current practice.

Cook, B. [BetzDearborn Water Management Group, Horsham, PA (United States); Young, D. [BetzDearborn Water Management Group, Mississauga, Ontario (Canada); Tari, K. [Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, New York, NY (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hai Lin, Guisheng Zhai, Lei Fang, Panos Antsaklis, "Stability and H_inf Performance Preserving Scheduling Policy for Networked Control Systems," Proc. of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July  

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Scheduling Policy for Networked Control Systems," Proc. of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech_inf Performance Preserving Scheduling Policy for Networked Control Systems," Proc. of the 16th IFAC World Congress and H_inf Performance Preserving Scheduling Policy for Networked Control Systems," Proc. of the 16th

Antsaklis, Panos

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Introduction to Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Fact Sheet)  

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Momentum behind zero energy building design and construction is increasing, presenting a tremendous opportunity for advancing energy performance in the commercial building industry. At the same time, there is a lingering perception that zero energy buildings must be cost prohibitive or limited to showcase projects. Fortunately, an increasing number of projects are demonstrating that high performance can be achieved within typical budgets. This factsheet highlights replicable, recommended strategies for achieving high performance on a budget, based on experiences from past projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable susceptance excitation control for dynamic performance improvement of a stand-alone wind turbine induction generator system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Isolated wind farms employ simple squirrel cage induction generators driven by variable speed wind turbines. Lacking control capability, such generation can contribute very little to network support. Wind turbines mostly do not take part in voltage and frequency control and if a disturbance occurs, the turbines may be disconnected and reconnected when normal operation has been resumed. From operation viewpoint, this is definitely not acceptable. A primary reason for the rigidity of operation is the lack of excitation adaptation under variable wind conditions. This article proposes incorporation of a variable capacitance controller at the generator terminal which will automatically adjust the needed excitation. Further improvement of transient profile of the stand-alone wind turbine generator has been proposed through inclusion of additional stabilising control. Simulation studies show that the proposed excitation controller with additional PID circuit provides very good transient profile following reasonable input torque variations.

A.H.M.A. Rahim; M. Ahsanul Alam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Program Plan for AGR Fuel Development and Qualification Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Quality Assurance Plan (QPP) is to document the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Management and Operating (M&O) Contractor’s quality assurance program for AGR Fuel Development and Qualification activities, which is under the control of the INEEL. The QPP is an integral part of the Gen IV Program Execution Plan (PEP) and establishes the set of management controls for those systems, structures and components (SSCs) and related quality affecting activities, necessary to provide adequate confidence that items will perform satisfactorily in service.

W. Ken Sowder

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar was presented on July 16, 2014, and provided information about improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

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Xerostomia and quality of life after intensity-modulated radiotherapy vs. conventional radiotherapy for early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Initial report on a randomized controlled clinical trial  

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Purpose: To compare directly the effect of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) vs. conventional radiotherapy (CRT) on salivary flow and quality of life (QoL) in patients with early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods and Materials: Fifty-one patients with T2, N0/N1, M0 NPC took part in a randomized controlled clinical study and received IMRT or CRT. Stimulated whole (SWS) and parotid (SPS) saliva flow were measured and Medical Outcomes Short Form 36 (SF-36), European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core quetionnaire, and EORTC head-and-neck module (QLQ-H and N35) were completed at baseline and 2, 6, and 12 months after radiotherapy. Results: Forty-six patients (88%) were in disease remission 12 months after radiotherapy. At 12 months postradiotherapy, 12 (50.0%) and 20 patients (83.3%) in the IMRT group had recovered at least 25% of preradiotherapy SWS and SPS flow respectively, compared with 1 (4.8%) and 2 patients (9.5%), respectively, in the CRT group. Global health scores showed continuous improvement in QoL after both treatments (p < 0.001). However, after 12 months subscale scores for role-physical, bodily pain, and physical function were significantly higher in the IMRT group, indicating a better condition (p < 0.05). Dry mouth and sticky saliva were problems in both groups 2 months after treatment. In the IMRT group, there was consistent improvement over time with xerostomia-related symptoms significantly less common than in the CRT group at 12 months postradiotherapy. Conclusions: IMRT was significantly better than CRT in terms of parotid sparing and improved QoL for early-stage disease. The findings support the case for assessment of health-related QoL in relation to head-and-neck cancer using a site-specific approach.

Pow, Edmond [Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China); Kwong, Dora [Department of Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong (China); McMillan, Anne S. [Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)]. E-mail: annemcmillan@hku.hk; Wong, May [Periodontology and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China); Sham, Jonathan [Department of Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong (China); Leung, Lucullus [Department of Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong (China); Leung, W. Keung [Periodontology and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Quality Assurance  

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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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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality conformity Sample Search Results  

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Summary: OKComponent Comments 200 Indoor Air Quality Forms Control sequence conforms to designspecifications? (describe changes... Indoor Air Quality...

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Quality Policy | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Policy Quality Policy Quality 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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Physiochemical characteristics of controlled low strength materials influencing the electrochemical performance and service life of metallic materials  

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granular backfill in applications, such as pavement bases, erosion control, bridge abutments, retaining walls, bedding and backfilling of pipelines. This dissertation presents the findings of an extensive study carried out to determine the corrosivity...

Halmen, Ceki

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

322

E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality simulation Sample Search Results  

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Summary: Commission on Environmental Quality, Saffett Tanrikulu Bay Area Air Quality Control District, Jon Pleim- EPA... for SIPs and air quality forecasting Problem to be...

323

DOE Mercury Control Research  

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Mercury Control Research Mercury Control Research Air Quality III: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter September 9-12, 2002 Rita A. Bajura, Director National Energy Technology Laboratory www.netl.doe.gov 169330 RAB 09/09/02 2 Potential Mercury Regulations MACT Standards * Likely high levels of Hg reduction * Compliance: 2007 Clean Power Act of 2001 * 4-contaminant control * 90% Hg reduction by 2007 Clear Skies Act of 2002 * 3-contaminant control * 46% Hg reduction by 2010 * 70% Hg reduction by 2018 * Hg emission trading President Bush Announcing Clear Skies Initiative February 14, 2002 169330 RAB 09/09/02 3 Uncertainties Mercury Control Technologies * Balance-of-plant impacts * By-product use and disposal * Capture effectiveness with low-rank coals * Confidence of performance 169330 RAB 09/09/02 4

324

CRAD, Work Controls Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Work Controls Assessment Plan Work Controls Assessment Plan CRAD, Work Controls Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should have an established work control process in place with authorized, controlled and documented methods that provide an accurate status of the work to be performed. Criteria: Work planning addresses applicable laws, codes and regulations. Work planning includes operational configuration constraints; material, tool, and manpower requirements; inter-organizational coordination; operational history; special training; safety considerations; hazards protection requirements; post-maintenance testing; quality control requirements; and other considerations as necessary. The work to be accomplished is defined by identifying the existing deficiency and condition; prescribing appropriate approvals; and including

325

Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics | Department...  

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for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics More Documents &...

326

Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Brochure)  

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There is mounting evidence that zero energy can, in many cases, be achieved within typical construction budgets. To ensure that the momentum behind zero energy buildings and other low-energy buildings will continue to grow, this guide assembles recommendations for replicating specific successes of early adopters who have met their energy goals while controlling costs. Contents include: discussion of recommended cost control strategies, which are grouped by project phase (acquisition and delivery, design, and construction) and accompanied by industry examples; recommendations for balancing key decision-making factors; and quick reference tables that can help teams apply strategies to specific projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

The influence of levels of low quality roughages upon feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of beef cattle fed high concentrate rations  

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feeding experiment of 239 days duration to compare performance of steers fsd cottonseed hulls, flex chives and rice hulls at levels of 10, 20 and 30 percent and ammoniated rice hulls at levels of 10 and 20 percent in fattening rations. 15... flax chives and ammoniated rice hulls, neither of which hsd been previously tested on any scale. The better perforaaaoe in Experiment 1 of cattle fed 10 percent rice hulls than that ~~ cattle fed 20 or 30 percent also raised question...

Wahed, A. B. M. Fazle

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Test results and initial operating experience for the BPA 500 kV thyristor controlled series capacitor-modulation, SSR and performance monitoring  

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Field experience is reported for a thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) recently commissioned at BPA`s Slatt substation. Subsynchronous resonance tests show that TCSC interactions with shaft dynamics of PGE`s Boardman steam generator are well understood and are effectively avoided by normal TCSC valve firing logic. Modulation tests, performed with the Boardman plant off line, show that the TCSC can be a powerful and responsive actuator for swing damping. Security considerations did not permit lightly damped operation of the controlled plant. Close analysis indicates that the TCSC damping contribution, though small, was measurable. The best estimate is that damping for the McNary mode is 7.33% and 8.55%, for the TCSC damper loop open and closed respectively. TCSC testing and monitoring is facilitated by an advanced interactive measurement network representing BPA`s approach to the information requirements of major control systems.

Hauer, J.F. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Mittelstad, W.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Piwko, R.J. Sr. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

329

A Fuzzy-Based Strategy to Improve Control Reconfiguration Performance of a Sensor Fault-Tolerant Induction Motor Propulsion  

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recovery in the Electric (EV) or Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) induction motor drive. To achieve this goal-ref · Fault Tolerant Controller HybridHybrid ElectricElectric VehicleVehicle Induction Motor Sensorless Fuzzy-Tolerant Induction Motor Propulsion Bekheira Tabbache1,2 , Mohamed Benbouzid1 , Abdelaziz Kheloui2 and Jean

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

330

Distributed Extremum Seeking and Cooperative Control for Mobile Communication  

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], and most recently smart grid [6]. However, most of the existing work on cooperative control generally with a communication performance metric and extremum-seeking algorithm, such that trade off between control of communication channel is expected. For instance, metrics of communication quality such as signal-to-noise ratio

Ingram, Mary Ann

331

Project Level Factors Affecting Quality of Construction Projects.  

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??Quality management is an important topic in today s construction industry as it has become essential for construction companies to focus on increasing quality performance… (more)

Bansal, Ankit

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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)

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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)

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Identification of Performance Problems in a Commercial Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Enzyme Immunoassay by Multiuser External Quality Control Monitoring and Real-Time Data Analysis  

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...Diagnostics initiated a level III investigation to identify the root cause...education, and/or other remedial actions. (For an excellent...conducted a high-level investigation resulting in the implementation...Diagnostics launched a level III investigation. During this investigation...

J. Kim; C. Swantee; B. Lee; H. Gunning; A. Chow; F. Sidaway; C. Sherlock; R. Garceau; W. Dimech; L. Malloch; CAHCLS Laboratories

2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

335

Plutonium Immobilization Project, Project Office Quality Assurance Program Description Revision 1  

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''The quality assurance activity involves the establishment and implementation of the Quality Assurance Program and the development of a Quality Assurance Plan and Procedures. Quality Assurance provides the plans, procedures and controls that are required for repository acceptance and the immobilization plant licensing and design activities.'' The Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP) has a policy that all development, testing and operational activities be planned and performed in accordance with its customer's needs and expectations, and with a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. The Immobilization Development and Testing (D&T) Quality Assurance Program establishes implementation requirements which, when completed, will ensure that the program development and test activities conform to the appropriate QA requirements. In order for the program to be effective, a designated quality lead must be in place at the Project Office and each participating site.

Kan, T.

1998-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

336

Relationship of the HACCP system to Total Quality Management  

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Webster’s Dictionary (1989) defines quality as ‘a degree of excellence or superiority in kind’. The American Society for Quality Control (ASQC, 1987) specifies that quality is ‘the totality of feat...

N. B. Webb; J. L. Marsden

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Paint robotics—improving automotive painting performance  

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Robotic painting has achieved increased popularity in recent years, due to the flexibility and enhanced performance with such systems. There is a clear trend among major automobile makers to change from hard to flexible automation, and, in that respect, paint robotics is becoming increasingly more important for future paint shop design. New programming tools offer operators and paint engineers better possibility to program and maintain robot systems. With the introduction of the laser, a powerful tool is now available for real-time, in-line control of film build and the related paint process. With the additional advances in robotic-based quality inspection systems, such as a robot-mounted quality inspection camera systems, automotive manufacturers now have the possibility to document and store literally all paint quality data for a multitude of purposes related to process control. Combining these technologies offers a glimpse of a future where true closed-loop process control and quality monitoring can be used to diminish significantly the variation in paint application systems, improve flexibility, quality, and reduce operational costs, while at the same time reduce the complexity of robotic painting systems.

Einar A. Endregaard

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Air Quality  

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What We Monitor & Why » What We Monitor & Why » Air Quality Air Quality To preserve our existing wilderness-area air quality, LANL implements a conscientious program of air monitoring. April 12, 2012 Real-time data monitoring for particulate matter An air monitoring field team member tests one of LANL's tapered element oscillating microbalance samplers, which collects real-time particulate matter data. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email LANL monitors air quality 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why we monitor air LANL monitors many different pathways in order to assess their impact on workers, the public, animals, and plants. We monitor the air around the Laboratory to ensure our operations are not affecting the air of nearby

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Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

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, cancels DOE O 414.1D.

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

340

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order ensures that the quality of DOE/NNSA products and services meets or exceeds the customers' expectations. Cancels DOE O 414.1B and DOE N 411.1. Canceled by DOE O 414.1D.

2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

December 2009) December 2009) 1 Contractor Performance Information Guiding Principles The primary purpose of past performance evaluations is to ensure that accurate data on contractor performance is current and available for use in source selections. A past performance evaluation report provides a record of a contractor's performance, both positive and negative, on a given contract during a specified period of time. The quality of the narrative component supporting the past performance information evaluation is critical. If the evaluator takes the time to prepare an accurate and complete report, the evaluator helps ensure better quality in the products and services DOE buys now and those DOE plans to buy in the future.

342

Louisiana Air Control Law (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This law states regulations for air quality control and states the powers and duties of the secretary of environmental quality. It provides information about permits and licenses, air quality...

343

Improved Building Performance Through Effective Communication & Training  

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IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & TRAINING Rick Bates Project Manager Environmental Education Foundation Gilbert, AZ ABSTRACT This paper describes the procedures involved in the development of a...) PNC Multi-Family Capital Pure Air Control ESL-IC-10/05-51 4 RickBates.net The HVAC Source The National Air Quality Institute, LLC Thomas Rutherfoord Inc. Trade-Winds Environmental Restoration Vesar, Inc. XL...

Bates, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction stir additive manufacturing for high structural performance through microstructural control in an Mg based WE43 alloy  

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Abstract Structural performance is a key challenge pertinent to additive manufacturing. A majority of the current techniques employed for metallic materials involve liquid–solid transformation and their performance is limited by solidification microstructures. Depending on the type of metallic alloy, this can be a serious impediment to structural properties. In this regard, solid-state additive manufacturing techniques have lagged behind. This study is focused on friction stir additive manufacturing (FSAM) as a potential technique to attain structurally efficient magnesium alloys. In this study, a multilayered stack of an Mg based WE43 alloy was built using FSAM at two different welding parameters. Formation of defects is sensitive to the heat input. In addition, dynamic recrystallization led to finer grain size (2–3 ?m). Such fine grain size coupled with desirable precipitate characteristics culminated in superior mechanical properties. Maximum hardness of 115 HV was obtained in as-fabricated state and increased to 135 HV after aging. These levels are similar to Al 2XXX alloys. In fact, in terms of strength, it translates to 400 MPa and 17% ductility and is significantly higher than the base material subjected to aging. Mechanical properties have been correlated with detailed microstructural observations. Texture is discussed for a higher heat input sample using orientation imaging microscopy.

S. Palanivel; P. Nelaturu; B. Glass; R.S. Mishra

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Regulations for Air Quality (Quebec, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Regulation establishes emission standards for particulates and gases, emission opacity standards, standards of air quality and control measures to prevent, eliminate or reduce the emission of...

346

Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance  

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air  quality,  kitchen,  oven,  nitrogen  dioxide,  pollutant   emissions,  range  hood,  residential,  source  control,  

Singer, Brett C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Getting More Performance from Performance Measurement  

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...accountability and a workforce skilled in quality-improvement science. In the table, we offer some recommendations for avoiding the repetition of past failures and increasing the likelihood of success for performance initiatives. The science and practice of performance measurement have advanced substantially... Under today's performance-measurement paradigm, too many resources are invested in assessing too many activities that may not have major effects on patients' health. What can past successes and failures teach us about performance measures that effectively improve care?

Cassel C.K.; Conway P.H.; Delbanco S.F.

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

348

Urban and Regional Air Quality  

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equipment equipment Urban and Regional Air Quality Research in this area is concerned with regional air quality issues such as: Controlling nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds, to manage tropospheric ozone pollution. Hazardous air pollutants: using science to base standards on rigorously studied risks. Air quality and climate: how does climate influence air quality at a regional or local level? Current modeling practices often do not capture variations in pollutants such as ozone-they represent a limited sample of the diverse meteorology and human behavior that affect air pollution. Improved modeling of regional air quality will help understand variability, reveal patterns of behavior, and pollutant transport issues. Controlled experiments in lab and field can help validate improved models.

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Operational Performance of the Two-Channel 10 Megawatt Feedback Amplifier System for MHD Control on the Columbia University HBT-EP Tokamak  

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The operational characteristics and performance of the two channel 10 Megawatt MHD feedback control system as installed by Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Columbia University HBT-EP tokamak are described. In the present configuration, driving independent 300 {micro}H saddle coil sets, each channel can deliver 1100 Amperes and 16 kV peak to peak. Full power bandwidth is about 12 kHz, with capabilities at reduced power to 30 kHz. The present system topology is designed to suppress magnetohydrodynamic activity with m=2, n=1 symmetry. Application of either static (single phase) or rotating (twin phased) magnetic perturbations shows the ability to spin up or slow down the plasma, and also prevent (or cause) so-called ''mode-locking''. Open loop and active feedback experiments using a digital signal processor (DSP) have been performed on the HBT-EP tokamak and initial results show the ability to manipulate the plasma MHD mode frequency.

Reass, W.A.; Wurden, G.A.

1997-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

350

Users manual for SERI QC software assessing the quality of solar radiation data  

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This manual describes the procedures and software for assessing the quality of solar radiation data. This does not constitute quality control because quality control must take place during the preparations for data collection (selection, calibration, and installation of instruments), during the measurement process, and during the transmission (if any) and recording of the numerical values. Once the data are recorded, only quality assessment can be performed. If quality assessment is performed in real time or soon after the measurement process is completed, it can provide input to control the quality of future measurements. Furthermore, quality assessment can be used for quality control if data judged to be bad are deleted and/or modified. We do not subscribe to these actions because the deletion or modification of data destroys information that might be useful to the user. For example, if an instrument has gone through a gradual failure and all of the data that fail quality assessment criteria are deleted or modified, the user of the data may not be able to detect what was happening and will not question the accuracy of other data collected before the instrument completely failed. Therefore, the SERI QC procedures and software do not delete or modify data. Instead, flags are set to inform the user of any departure of the data from expected values. These flags indicate the magnitude and direction of such departures. For the flags to communicate as much information as possible, this manual attempts to identify and explain the probable causes of various flags. However, we cannot overemphasize the following: Flags only indicate that data do or do not fall within expected ranges. This does not mean that the data that the data are or are not valid.

none,

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

SCALE: A modular code system for performing standardized computer analyses for licensing evaluation. Control modules -- Volume 1, Revision 4  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automate the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.2 of the system. This manual is divided into three volumes: Volume 1--for the control module documentation, Volume 2--for the functional module documentation, and Volume 3 for the documentation of the data libraries and subroutine libraries.

Landers, N.F.; Petrie, L.M.; Knight, J.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

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

353

The Association between Postdiagnosis Dietary Supplement Use and Total Mortality Differs by Diet Quality among Older Female Cancer Survivors  

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...730: A prototype device for quality control of cancer specimens...A Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-based SPTAN1...platform dedicated to specimen quality control. This foundational...Vortmeyer. A prototype device for quality control of cancer specimens...

Maki Inoue-Choi; Heather Greenlee; Sarah J. Oppeneer; and Kim Robien

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Review article Tomato fruit quality in relation  

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Review article Tomato fruit quality in relation to water and carbon fluxes Soraya GUICHARDa, Nadia in the formation of tomato fruit quality. This approach has provided new insights that help in understanding and controlling some of the major variables of fruit quality. Variations in the concentration of dry matter

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

Thermal performance of a cubic cavity with a solar control coating deposited to a vertical semitransparent wall  

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We present a theoretical and experimental study of combined heat transfer in a cubic cavity containing non-participating air. The cubic cavity has a vertical semitransparent wall (glazing) with a solar control coating (SCC); an opaque black isothermal wall forms its opposite side. The top, bottom and side walls are opaque, gray and adiabatic. In the theoretical study, the 3-D steady state conservation equations for the mass, momentum and energy, along with the coupled radiation and conduction equations, were solved numerically by the finite volume method. The conduction for the semitransparent wall and the radiative energy flux were coupled through their boundary conditions at the convection model. Also, the semitransparent wall with SCC exchanges heat by convection and radiation to the exterior of the cavity. In the experimental study, the solar absorptance of the SCC was simulated experimentally using a thin film electrical resistance located on the glazing surface. Infrared imaging thermography was used to measure the temperature of the exterior surface temperature of the glazing. The interior air temperatures of the cavity were measured using thermocouples. The measured exterior surface temperatures of the glazing were introduced into the theoretical model as a boundary condition and the temperatures of the air at the interior of the cavity were compared with the theoretical ones predicted from the computational code for Ra = 2.3 × 106. Their average difference was 1.86%. Through these results, detailed descriptions of the air flow and temperature profiles in the cubic cavity are presented. The influence of radiative process on the overall heat transfer in the cavity is given particular attention, thus distinguishing the convective and radiative heat transfer in the cavity was shown separately. A parametric study was carried out for SCC absorptances of 0.08, 0.50 and 0.64 and exterior temperatures of 15 °C, 25 °C and 30 °C. It was found that for an exterior temperature of 25 °C, the radiative heat flux increases as the absorptance of the SCC increases from 0.08 to 0.64, but the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) decreases from 0.94 to 0.52. A new correlation for the Nusselt number as a function of the SCC absorptance is introduced as Nu = 0.9525? + 10.985 for an ambient temperature of 25 °C.

J.J. Flores; G. Alvarez; J.P. Xaman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

ECOLOGIC REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND THE STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF AIR QUALITY ON MORTALITY  

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Control II Variables Air Quality Regression CoefficientsAppendices A. Sources of Air Quality and 11 Control" Data B.The relationship of air quality to disease has been

Selvin, S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Quality Assurance: Underlying Quality Principles  

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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.

358

Improving Stormwater Quality  

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it alters what and how stormwater flows in each watershed. Construction activities inherent to urbanization replace natural groundcover with impervious surfaces such as buildings, roads, and parking lots that do not allow rainfall to penetrate the soil... Stormwater QualityStory by Raul L. Garcia tx H2O | pg. 18 The City of Houston, Harris County, theHarris County Flood Control District and the Texas Department of Transportation have teamed up through a Joint Task Force (JTF) to address Houston...

Garcia, Raul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL CYCLE TECHNOLOGIES QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM DOCUMENT  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) is the top-level quality policy and requirements document for the Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) program. The quality assurance (QA) requirements specified herein apply to Participants that manage and/or perform work within FCT Program.

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Commercial Performance  

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Commercial Performance Commercial Performance Objectives: To review the market potential for improvements in commercial building glazings, quantify the energy savings potentials, explore potential design solutions, and develop guidelines and tools for building designers so that systems are specified and used in an optimal manner. A special emphasis is placed on the daylighting performance of glazings in commercial buildings since lighting is the single largest energy end use and daylighting can improve both visual performance and the quality of the indoor space as well as saving energy. Technical Approach: This project has two major complementary elements. The first is the exploration and assessment of glazing performance in commercial buildings leading to development of design strategies that reduce unnecessary energy use. The final step is creating design guides and tools that make this design knowledge accessible to practitioners, typically carried out in partnership with others. Although the emphasis is energy impacts, e.g. annual energy use, the performance issues addressed in the guides and tools include all that impact the final glazing selection process, e.g. appearance, glare. The second element is an exploration of daylighting strategies for commercial buildings since lighting energy use is the major energy end use in most buildings. This work develops and evaluates new daylighting devices and designs, assesses performance in commercial buildings, and demonstrates system performance using test cells, test rooms and case study buildings. All energy-related aspects of the design solutions, as well as other critical performance issues, are addressed in this work. Results of this work are integrated into the guides and tools described above. Much of this work has been co-supported by utilities and has been carried on in conjunction with participants in an International Energy Agency Daylighting Task.

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Factors controlling reservoir quality in tertiary sandstones and their significance to geopressured geothermal production. Annual report, May 1, 1979-May 31, 1980  

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Differing extents of diagenetic modification is the factor primarily responsible for contrasting regional reservoir quality of Tertiary sandstones from the Upper and Lower Texas Gulf Coast. Detailed comparison of Frio sandstones from the Chocolate Bayou/Danbury Dome area, Brazoria County, and Vicksburg sandstones from the McAllen Ranch Field area, Hidalgo County, reveals that extent of diagenetic modification is most strongly influenced by (1) detrital mineralogy and (2) regional geothermal gradients. Vicksburg sandstones from the McAllen Ranch Field area are less stable, chemically and mechanically, than Frio sandstones from the Chocolate Bayou/Danbury dome area. Vicksburg sandstones are mineralogically immature and contain greater proportions of feldspars and rock fragments than do Frio sandstones. Thr reactive detrital assemblage of Vicksubrg sandstones is highly susceptible to diagenetic modification. Susceptibility is enhanced by higher than normal geothermal gradients in the McAllen Ranch Field area. Thus, consolidation of Vicksburg sandstones began at shallower depth of burial and precipitation of authigenic phases (especially calcite) was more pervasive than in Frio sandstones. Moreover, the late-stage episode of ferroan calcite precipitation that occluded most secondary porosity in Vicksburg sandstones did not occur significantly in Frio sandstones. Therefore, regional reservoir quality of Frio sandstones from Brazoria County is far better than that characterizing Vicksburg sandstones from Hidalgo County, especially at depths suitable for geopressured geothermal energy production.

Loucks, R.G.; Richmann, D.L.; Milliken, K.L.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience with hydrotreater computer control  

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Part of a series of articles on actual operating experience with computer control, this article describes the control strategies and results of a hydrotreater computer control project. A new computer-based control system was installed in Gulf Canada's lube oil plant at Clarkson, Ontario. This plant is designed to produce 10 Mbpd of high quality lubricating oils using Gulf's new lube hydrotreating process. The following sections present a process description, a description of the control objectives, the control functions designed to meet those objectives, and a summary of the performance documented to date. In June 1980, Gulf conducted a feasibility study for computer control of their lube oil process, and the results of that study indicated that control of the heart of the process, the hydrotreater reactor and fractionation section, would yield significant economic benefit. In October 1980, Gulf reviewed a detailed design based on the control functions defined in the earlier study. After the desired functions were refined to Gulf's specification, control programming began at the Houston computer staging site. The applications software was demonstrated in Houston in May 1981, and integrated into the same computer on-site at Clarkson in July 1981. The system linked to an existing microprocessorbased hardware data acquisition and control system. Control commissioning and initial tuning were finished by mid-December 1981. Final tuning and testing were done in mid-January 1982, when the project was completed successfully, within budget and ahead of schedule.

Martin, G.D.; Cassaday, K.M.; VanHorn, L.D.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Applying Infrared Thermography as a Quality-Control Tool for the Rapid Detection of Proton-Electrolyte-Membrane-Fuel-Cell Catalyst-Layer-Thickness Variations  

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As fuel cells become more prominent, new manufacturing and production methods are needed to enable increased volumes with high quality. One necessary component of this industrial growth will be the accurate measurement of the variability of a wide range of material properties during the manufacturing process. In this study, a method to detect defects in fuel cell catalyst layers is investigated through experiment and mathematical simulation. The method uses infrared thermography and direct-current electronic-excitation methods to detect variations in platinum-containing catalyst-layer thickness with high spatial and temporal resolution. Data analysis, operating-condition impacts, and detection limits are explored, showing the measurement of defects on the millimeter length scale. Overall, the experimental and modeling results demonstrate great potential of this technique as a nondestructive method to measure defects that is amenable to use on roll-to-roll manufacturing lines.

Aieta, N. V.; Das, P. K.; Perdue, A.; Bender, G.; Herring, A. M.; Weber, A. Z.; Ulsh, M. J.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Conditional Depletion of the Chlamydomonas Chloroplast ClpP Protease Activates Nuclear Genes Involved in Autophagy and Plastid Protein Quality Control  

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...intense peaks. Four different search engines were employed to achieve spectra-to-peptide...could be recognized by all four search engines. Protein abundance was quantified using...control in noncoding RNA biogenesis. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 71 : 505-511...

Silvia Ramundo; David Casero; Timo Mühlhaus; Dorothea Hemme; Frederik Sommer; Michèle Crèvecoeur; Michèle Rahire; Michael Schroda; Jannette Rusch; Ursula Goodenough; Matteo Pellegrini; Maria Esther Perez-Perez; José Luis Crespo; Olivier Schaad; Natacha Civic; Jean David Rochaix

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

366

NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research  

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Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Innovations for Existing Plants Air Quality Research Ambient Monitoring Emissions Characterization Predictive Modeling & Evaluation Health Effects Regulatory Drivers Air Quality Research Reference Shelf The NETL Air Quality Research program is designed to resolve the scientific uncertainties associated with the atmospheric formation, distribution, and chemical transformation of pollutant emissions from today's coal-fired power plants, and to obtain a realistic assessment of the human health impacts of these emissions. Results of this research will help the DOE Office of Fossil Energy address policy questions regarding coal plant emissions and provide guidance for future emissions control R&D programs at

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Quality Assurance Program Plan | Department of Energy  

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

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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Validation of a zero-dimensional model for prediction of \\{NOx\\} and engine performance for electronically controlled marine two-stroke diesel engines  

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The aim of this paper is to derive a methodology suitable for energy system analysis for predicting the performance and \\{NOx\\} emissions of marine low speed diesel engines. The paper describes a zero-dimensional model, evaluating the engine performance by means of an energy balance and a two zone combustion model using ideal gas law equations over a complete crank cycle. The combustion process is divided into intervals, and the product composition and flame temperature are calculated in each interval. The \\{NOx\\} emissions are predicted using the extended Zeldovich mechanism. The model is validated using experimental data from two MAN B&W engines; one case being data subject to engine parameter changes corresponding to simulating an electronically controlled engine; the second case providing data covering almost all model input and output parameters. The first case of validation suggests that the model can predict specific fuel oil consumption and \\{NOx\\} emissions within the 95% confidence intervals given by the experimental measurements. The second validation confirms the capability of the model to match measured engine output parameters based on measured engine input parameters with a maximum 5% deviation.

Fabio Scappin; Sigurður H. Stefansson; Fredrik Haglind; Anders Andreasen; Ulrik Larsen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Oversight  

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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

370

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

371

EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics | Department of Energy  

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

Corporate QA Performance Metrics EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Summary EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics More Documents & Publications QA Corporate...

372

Does context matter in quality evaluation of mobile television?  

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Subjective quality evaluation is used to optimize the produced audiovisual quality from fundamental signal processing algorithms to consumer services. These studies typically follow the basic principles of controlled psychoperceptual experiments. However, ... Keywords: context, ecological validity, evaluation, mobile TV, mobile television, subjective quality, transmission quality

Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö; Miska M. Hannuksela

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Indicators: Performance Statistics  

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% Quality Inspections Completed 66% +12% 95% 86% 95% 52% 81% 51% 76% Utilities: Performance Statistics of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: - 54% Electric - 0% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0

Webb, Peter

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Path-Quality Monitoring inPath-Quality Monitoring in the Presence of Adversaries  

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Performance Routing Protocols U f db k b t th f t h b t th Routers need tools to detect unacceptably highPath-Quality Monitoring inPath-Quality Monitoring in the Presence of Adversaries Sharon Goldberg SIGMETRICS'08 Annapolis, June 3, 2008 , , , #12;Path-quality Monitoring and the Adversary Does packet loss

Goldberg, Sharon

375

Performance Demonstration Program Management Plan  

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To demonstrate compliance with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) waste characterization program, each testing and analytical facility performing waste characterization activities participates in the Performance Demonstration Program (PDP). The PDP serves as a quality control check against expected results and provides information about the quality of data generated in the characterization of waste destined for WIPP. Single blind audit samples are prepared and distributed by an independent organization to each of the facilities participating in the PDP. There are three elements within the PDP: analysis of simulated headspace gases, analysis of solids for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) constituents, and analysis for transuranic (TRU) radionuclides using nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques. Because the analysis for TRU radionuclides using NDA techniques involves both the counting of drums and standard waste boxes, four PDP plans are required to describe the activities of the three PDP elements. In accordance with these PDP plans, the reviewing and approving authority for PDP results and for the overall program is the CBFO PDP Appointee. The CBFO PDP Appointee is responsible for ensuring the implementation of each of these plans by concurring with the designation of the Program Coordinator and by providing technical oversight and coordination for the program. The Program Coordinator will designate the PDP Manager, who will coordinate the three elements of the PDP. The purpose of this management plan is to identify how the requirements applicable to the PDP are implemented during the management and coordination of PDP activities. The other participants in the program (organizations that perform site implementation and activities under CBFO contracts or interoffice work orders) are not covered under this management plan. Those activities are governed by the organization’s quality assurance (QA) program and procedures or as otherwise directed by CBFO.

Carlsbad Field Office

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Safeguarding indoor air quality  

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California has created and implemented the first state program devoted exclusively to the investigation of nonindustrial indoor air quality. The program is responsible for promoting and conducting research on the determining factors of healthful indoor environments and is structured to obtain information about emission sources, ventilation effects, indoor concentrations, human activity patterns, exposures, health risks, control measures and public policy options. Data are gathered by a variety of methods, including research conducted by staff members, review of the available scientific literature, participation in technical meetings, contractual agreements with outside agencies, cooperative research projects with other groups and consultation with experts. 23 references, 1 figure, 1 table.

Sexton, K.; Wesolowski, J.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality implementation Sample Search...  

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Commission on Environmental Quality, Saffett Tanrikulu Bay Area Air Quality Control District, Jon Pleim- EPA... for SIPs and air ... Source: Jacob, Daniel J. - School of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality strategy Sample Search Results  

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Commission on Environmental Quality, Saffett Tanrikulu Bay Area Air Quality Control District, Jon Pleim- EPA... for SIPs and air ... Source: Jacob, Daniel J. - School of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality research Sample Search Results  

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Commission on Environmental Quality, Saffett Tanrikulu Bay Area Air Quality Control District, Jon Pleim- EPA... for SIPs ... Source: Jacob, Daniel J. - School of...

380

Quality management system and accreditation of the in vivo monitoring laboratory at Karslruhe Institue of Technology  

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......Laboratory, Institute for Radiation Research, Karlsruhe Institute...Development Quality Control Radiation Monitoring methods standards Radiation Protection methods standards...Radiometry methods standards Safety Software Total Quality Management......

B. Breustedt; U. Mohr; N. Biegard; G. Cordes

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing health-related quality Sample...  

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trials in Summary: issues in assessing health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients in randomised controlled... , Molica S , Holzner B . Health-related quality...

382

Project Controls  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

Project controls are systems used to plan, schedule, budget, and measure the performance of a project/program. The cost estimation package is one of the documents that is used to establish the baseline for project controls. This chapter gives a brief description of project controls and the role the cost estimation package plays.

1997-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

383

Optimizing performance of energy systems  

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This book discusses optimizing performance of energy systems. Topics covered include a test station, heat flow integrator, microcomputer control of MIMIC operation, and microcomputer control of simulation operation.

Stricker, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oversight of Performance-based Contracts | Department of Energy  

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

Oversight of Performance-based Contracts Oversight of Performance-based Contracts Oversight of Performance-based Contracts DOE's use of performance-based approaches in acquiring everything from routine services to construction of complex research facilities to environmental clean-up has yielded impressive dividends through higher quality performance and improved cost control by the contractor. The use of performance-based approaches drives fundamental changes in traditional contract administration techniques, as well as the need for more effective contract administration tools. This training session provides an overview of the latest techniques available to administer performance-based contracts, including the use of Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques, a project management tool that can be used to more

385

Buildings Performance Database  

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

DOE Buildings Performance DOE Buildings Performance Database Paul Mathew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pamathew@lbl.gov (510) 486 5116 April 3, 2013 Standard Data Spec API 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Large-scale high-quality empirical data on building energy performance is critical to support decision- making and increase confidence in energy efficiency investments. * While there are a many potential sources for such data,

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Guidance on the application of quality assurance for characterizing a low-level radioactive waste disposal site  

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This document provides the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff guidance to an applicant on meeting the quality control (QC) requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61, Section 61.12 (10 CFR 61.12), for a low-level waste disposal facility. The QC requirements combined with the requirements for managerial controls and audits are the basis for developing a quality assurance (QA) program and for the guidance provided herein. QA guidance is specified for site characterization activities necessary to meet the performance objectives of 10 CFR Part 61 and to limit exposure to or the release of radioactivity. 1 tab.

Pittiglio, C.L. Jr.; Starmer, R.J.; Hedges, D.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Quality Assurance Exchange, June 2006  

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

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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Signed Quality Assurance Hub Memo  

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

: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)

389

Aquatic plant control research  

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The Northwest region of the United States contains extensive canal systems that transport water for hydropower generation. Nuisance plants, including algae, that grow in these systems reduce their hydraulic capacity through water displacement and increased surface friction. Most control methods are applied in an ad hoc fashion. The goal of this work is to develop cost-effective, environmentally sound, long-term management strategies to prevent and control nuisance algal growth. This paper reports on a multi-year study, performed in collaboration with the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, to investigate algal growth in their canal systems, and to evaluate various control methodologies. Three types of controls, including mechanical, biological and chemical treatment, were selected for testing and evaluation. As part of this study, water quality data were collected and algal communities were sampled from numerous stations throughout the distribution system at regular intervals. This study resulted in a more comprehensive understanding of conditions leading to the development of nuisance algal growth, a better informed selection of treatment plans, and improved evaluation of the effectiveness for the control strategies selected for testing.

Pryfogle, P.A.; Rinehart, B.N. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Ghio, E.G. [Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, CA (United States). Hydro Generation Engineering

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Evaluating post-occupancy performance : Daylighting The New York Times  

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Evaluating post-occupancy performance Evaluating post-occupancy performance Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Evaluating post-occupancy performance "We aggressively pursued innovative designs to improve the quality of the workplace for our employees and to reduce energy use and other operating costs of our facility. The outcomes of this study confirm that we were successful. More importantly, our hope is that the energy efficient measures and designs documented in this independent study may inspire other companies' workplace designs." - Angelo Salvatore, Executive Director of Building Operations, The Times Company.

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Performance of two fluid bed sludge incinerators with air pollution control systems consisting of a venturi scrubber and wet electrostatic precipitator  

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Performance tests were recently conducted on two new Hankin Fluid Bed Incineration Systems installed at publicly owned sewage treatment works in New Jersey. The purpose of the tests was to show that the systems met emission limits set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE), and that the systems met throughput and fuel consumption requirements. These systems, consisting of a fluid bed incinerator, heat exchanger, venturi scrubber, tray cooler, and wet electrostatic precipitator, were tested for emissions of heavy metals, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, and opacity. Both yielded emissions that were well within the stringent limits set by the NJDEPE in the operating permits. The incinerators exhibited a high level of fuel efficiency with fuel oil consumption averaging 5.5 and 6.0 gallons per ton of wet sludge. In addition, combustion efficiency was high, with a maximum average CO of 7.39 ppmvd and VOCs of 1.39 ppmvd (both corrected to 7% O{sub 2}). The air pollution control equipment showed very high removal efficiencies. Except for Mercury, collection efficiencies for all heavy metals fell within 98.7% to 99.999%. Particulate collection efficiency averaged 99.97 and 99.99%. Collection efficiency for HCl averaged 99.2% and 99.92%, and for SO{sub 2} averages were 97.1% and 94.8%. Finally, the level of NO{sub x} in the stack was extremely low with averages of 17.33 ppmvd and 14.19 ppmvd (corrected to 7% O{sub 2}) for the two systems.

Zaman, R.U. [Hankin Environmental Systems Inc., Somerville, NJ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

392

Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing  

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1 RSDYK Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing and geological information Robert Hack Flood Solutions for smart flood control 15 Oct 2009 2Reeuwijk - Hack #12;2 RSDYKRSDYK Quality assessment of dykes from remote sensing in combination with l i l k l dgeological knowledge 15 Oct 2009 3Reeuwijk - Hack

Hack, Robert

393

International Awareness for Quality Seafoods: A Survey  

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International Awareness for Quality Seafoods: A Survey CARMINE GORGA and LOUIS J. RONSIVALLI be- ginnings, seafood quality control pro- grams throughout the world have shown varying degrees of seafood con- sumption and the growth of the seafood industry as a whole. This article is divided

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2014 Quality Work Plan (QWP) Update | Department of Energy  

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

4 Quality Work Plan (QWP) Update 2014 Quality Work Plan (QWP) Update This update was given at the 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Detroit, Michigan by...

395

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2  

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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)

396

Assessment of compliance costs resulting from implementation of the proposed Great Lakes water quality guidance  

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The primary purpose of the study was to develop an estimate of the incremental cost to direct dischargers resulting from the implementation of the proposed Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance (GLWQG). This estimate reflects the incremental cost of complying with permit requirements developed using the Implementation Procedures and water quality criteria proposed in the GLWQG versus permit requirements based on existing State water quality standards. Two secondary analyses were also performed, one to develop a preliminary estimate of the costs that would be incurred by indirect dischargers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and another to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the GLWQG. Finally, several sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of several major assumptions on the estimated compliance costs. To estimate compliance costs, permit limitations and conditions based on existing State water quality standards were compared to water quality-based limitations and conditions based on the proposed GLWQG criteria and Implementation Procedures for a sample of plants. The control measures needed to comply with the proposed GLWQG-based effluent limitations were evaluated. Individual plant compliance costs were estimated for these control measures based on information on treatment technology and cost analyses available in the literature. An overall compliance cost was projected from the sample based on statistical methods.

Fenner, K.; Podar, M.; Snyder, B.

1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

397

EM Quality Assurance Policy, Revision 0  

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

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

398

Office of Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Office of Quality Assurance establishes and maintains the quality assurance (QA) policies, requirements and guidance for the Department and serves as DOE's corporate resource to ensure that products and services meet or exceed the Department’s quality objectives.

399

Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AAs part of the ongoing program to manage Texaswater quality, the Texas Commission onEnvironmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently review- ing the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, including the standards... for contact recreation use. Preliminary public comment plus input from the Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group have provided guidance on options available for revising the standards, said Jim Davenport, leader of the TCEQ Water Quality...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Environmental Quality regulates air quality in Louisiana. The Department has an established a fee system for funding the monitoring, investigation and other activities required...

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401

Quality Assurance Specialist  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The selectee will serve as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist within the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) provides specialized...

402

Quality metrics for intranet applications  

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As the number of intranet application increases, software developers face a new software paradigm and possibly a new set of quality requirement. The work discussed here attempts to identify practical software metrics for intranet applications. The six software quality characteristics and 32 quality sub-characteristics of the Extended ISO model are used as a basis to identify the key quality characteristics of intranet applications. From the results of a user survey, three key quality characteristics are identified; they are reliability, functionality, and efficiency. Five sub-characteristics (availability, accuracy, security, suitability and time behaviour) are found to be the key attributes of intranet applications. Finally, a set of three metrics is developed. In order to verify their validity and applicability to intranet projects, an experiment was performed by computing these metrics in five intranet applications. The metric values were then compared with the results from a user satisfaction survey. The metric values and the survey results were closely correlated; a larger score in software metrics leads to a higher user satisfaction score. It is very likely that these software metrics can effectively reflect the quality of an intranet application.

Hareton K.N. Leung

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments  

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Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments S. Bottone and S. Moore Mission Research Corporation Santa Barbara, California Introduction Quality Measurement Experiments (QME) are a special class of Value-Added Products (VAP). QMEs add value to Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program datastreams by providing for continuous assessment of the quality of incoming data based on internal consistency checks, comparisons between independent similar measurements, or comparisons between measurements and modeled results. Like any datastream, QME datastreams need to be checked for data quality. For each QME, we analyze a representative sample of files from the ARM data archive to determine 'typical' values of the QME variables. We then design outlier tests, specific to each variable, to be applied to

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Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

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The WMG QAP is an integral part of a management system designed to ensure that WMG activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified in a manner that assures a quality product. A quality product is one that meets all waste acceptance criteria, conforms to all permit and regulatory requirements, and is accepted at the offsite treatment, storage, and disposal facility. In addition to internal processes, this QA Plan identifies WMG processes providing oversight and assurance to line management that waste is managed according to all federal, state, and local requirements for waste generator areas. A variety of quality assurance activities are integral to managing waste. These QA functions have been identified in the relevant procedures and in subsequent sections of this plan. The WMG QAP defines the requirements of the WMG quality assurance program. These requirements are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, Contractor Requirements Document, the LBNL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), and other applicable environmental compliance documents. The QAP and all associated WMG policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and revised, as necessary, to implement corrective actions, and to reflect changes that have occurred in regulations, requirements, or practices as a result of feedback on work performed or lessons learned from other organizations. The provisions of this QAP and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by the WMG; WMG personnel, contractors, and vendors; and personnel from other associated LBNL organizations, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WMG-approved QA programs.

Waste Management Group

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Work Controls Assessment Plan Assessment Plan Assessment plan - Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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

WORK CONTROLS WORK CONTROLS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: Management should have an established work control process in place with authorized, controlled and documented methods that provide an accurate status of the work to be performed. Criteria: Work planning addresses applicable laws, codes and regulations. Work planning includes operational configuration constraints; material, tool, and manpower requirements; inter-organizational coordination; operational history; special training; safety considerations; hazards protection requirements; post-maintenance testing; quality control requirements; and other considerations as necessary. The work to be accomplished is defined by identifying the existing

406

EERE Quality Control Workshop Final Report  

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Co-Sponsored By: U.S. Department of Energy-Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Building...

407

EERE Quality Control Workshop Proceedings Released | Department...  

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

College on August 15, 2014. | Energy Department file photo. Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing New Sensor Network Technology Increases...

408

EERE Quality Control Workshop Final Report  

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

CO 80401 Co-Sponsored By: U.S. Department of Energy-Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Building...

409

Software Quality Assurance Control of Existing Systems  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

SA Maysa Peterson LA Uma Reddi LL Edward Russell, Chair LL Leslie Schaffer PXAAO Nancy Smith SR Robert Smith INEEL Nancy Storch LL Debby Tate ANL-W Preface The current version of...

410

2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, a report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget, June 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy.

411

Wood Quality: The Effects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Wood Quality: The Effects of Planting Density and Thinning Eini C. Lowell PNW Research Station wood quality? By volume, characteristic, product? #12;http://jilldenton.files.wordpress.com/2007, faster #12;What is it that defines wood quality?What is it that defines wood quality? Density: earlywood

412

Track 9: Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 9: Quality Assurance

413

Experimental study of blade thickness effects on the overall and local performances of a Controlled Vortex Designed axial-flow fan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of thick blades could lead to a good compromise between aerodynamic and acoustic performances, on a wider af- fect both their overall and acoustical performances. An example of one parameter for actuators then implies thicker blades. The rotomoulding process -- previously tested for wind turbine blades

Boyer, Edmond

414

Indicators: Performance Statistics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-82 100 10 7 8 0 10 Completed in 1 business day 74% -14% 100% 60% 71% 63% 100% 100% Quality of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes Breakdown All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water Electric 17% 20% 0 100% 100% 1 Improvement

Webb, Peter

415

Indicators: Performance Statistics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

100 15 2 7 0 12 Completed in 1 business day 81% +7% 100% 80% 50% 57% 100% 100% Quality Inspections% No Change 100% Non-FLS 52% +35% 70% See Definitions Document for descriptions of performance measures Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0 0 n/a 55% Electric 100% 42% Improvement No Change Met Target

Webb, Peter

416

Indicators: Performance Statistics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

% 75% 100% 80% 100% 93% Quality Inspections Completed 54% +2% 95% 40% 34% 57% 88% 60% 54% Utilities for descriptions of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: 0% 43% Electric 0% 11% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam

Webb, Peter

417

ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF MODEL PREDICTIVE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL THROUGH VARIANCE/CONSTRAINT TUNING advanced process control (APC) strategies to deal with multivariable constrained control problems with an ultimate objective towards economic optimization. Any attempt to evaluate MPC performance should therefore

Huang, Biao

418

Quality Assurance Exchange, January 2007  

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

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

419

Quality Guidline for Cost Estimation Methodology for NETL Assessments...  

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Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Program Performance and Benefits 2 Power Plant Cost Estimation Methodology Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies April 2011...

420

Quality Management System Guidelines - Building America Top Innovation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

guid-quality-mgnt.png The whole-building approach of constructing high performance homes requires a high degree of coordination and interdependencies between designers,...

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421

Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies: Detailed Coal Specificat...  

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Laboratory Office of Program Performance and Benefits 2 January 2012 Detailed Coal Specifications Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies Disclaimer This report was...

422

Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies: Fuel Pricing  

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11212 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Program Performance and Benefits 2 Fuel Prices for Selected Feedstocks in NETL Studies Quality Guidelines for Energy System...

423

High-Performance Control of Two Three-Phase Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machines in an Integrated Drive for Automotive Applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The closed-loop control of an integrated dual AC drive system is presented to control two three-phase permanent-magnet motors. A five-leg inverter is employed in the drive system; three of the inverter legs are for a main traction motor, but only two are needed for a three-phase auxiliary motor by utilizing the neutral point of the traction motor. An integrated drive with reduced component count is therefore achieved by eliminating one inverter leg and its gate drivers. A modified current control scheme based on the rotor flux orientation principle is presented. Simulation and experimental results are included to verify the independent control capability of the integrated drive.

Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Characterization and control of non-stoichiometry in Pr?.?Ce?.?O?-[d?e?l?t?a?] thin films : correlation with SOFC electrode performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

While the properties of functional oxide thin films often depend strongly on oxygen nonstoichiometry (6), there have been few means available for its measurement and control in a reliable and in-situ fashion. In this work, ...

Chen, Di, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY UC Davis-Caltrans Air Avenue Davis, CA 95616 Prepared for The California Department of Transportation Mike Brady, Air Quality control measure. #12;RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY

Levinson, David M.

426

Air Quality: Acronym List Department: Chemical and General Safety  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

hazard analysis AQPM air quality program manager ARP accidental release prevention ATCM air toxic control Standard NESHAPs National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants NOx oxides of nitrogen NPOC nonAir Quality: Acronym List Department: Chemical and General Safety Program: Air Quality Owner

Wechsler, Risa H.

427

Urban Air Quality Management: Detecting and Improving Indoor Ambient Air Quality  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Current air pollution management and air quality control are primarily focused on outdoor and ... which act as public spaces, contaminated indoor air could be public health hazards. In Singapore ... spend a subst...

T. L. Tan; Gissella B. Lebron

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Digital Control for Automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

GREATER YIELDS OF BETTER QUALITY PRODUCTS at reduced costs: That's one way to look at automations goal. And among instruments for automation are data reduction systems (others: continuous process analyzers, computer elements, and control mechanisms). ...

1956-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

429

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

430

FAQS Qualification Card - Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

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

431

A robust control strategy for combining DCV control with economizer control  

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Combining demand controlled ventilation (DCV) control and economizer control achieves acceptable and even better indoor air quality with minimum coil energy consumption. The control instability during the transition processes between different control modes are among the major difficulties faced when utilizing economizer control and when combining DCV control with economizer control in applications. A robust control strategy, using “freezing”, gain scheduling, integral term reset and feedback transition control for different transition processes, is developed for addressing these problems. They are evaluated on an air handling unit (AHU) using various simulation tests. The test results demonstrate that the robust control strategy allows stable and robust AHU control.

Shengwei Wang; Xinhua Xu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

History of noise quality in the automotive industry  

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This paper will present a brief look at the emerging philosophy of sound quality as viewed from within the automotive engineering community. A few examples of the concepts of sound quality will be discussed focusing on their relevance to noise control in vehicles. The paper will be primarily historical in content relating how the ideas of sound quality came to be recognized as an important factor in noise control for automobiles.

Earl Geddes

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE ... Athletes GOING FOR GOLD worry about Beijing’s air ... Atmospheric chemists say the air quality during the Beijing Games literally rests on which direction the winds blow. ...

RACHEL PETKEWICH

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

434

Quality Assurance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Formal EM policy on the use of the corporate Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Rev. 1) to ensure all EM projects utilize a consistent quality assurance approach.

435

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 11, NO. 3, MAY 2003 383 Design and Performance Analysis of Sliding-Mode Observers for Sensorless  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Performance Analysis of Sliding-Mode Observers for Sensorless Operation of Switched Reluctance Motors Mohammad sensors in switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. Design guidelines are derived for the SMO to guarantee estimation, switched reluctance motors (SRMs). I. INTRODUCTION RELIABLE and accurate indirect position

Husain, Iqbal

436

Minimizing control variation in nonlinear optimal control  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In any real system, changing the control signal from one value to another will usually cause wear and tear on the system's actuators. Thus, when designing a control law, it is important to consider not just predicted system performance, but also the ... Keywords: Constrained optimal control, Nonlinear optimization, Optimal control computation, Total variation

Ryan Loxton; Qun Lin; Kok Lay Teo

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

1 1 CPAR Quality Checklist (DOE version December 2009) updated December 2010 This checklist will guide you in creating a quality CPAR which allows a reader, with no personal knowledge of your program/effort, to gain a complete understanding of the Contractor's performance. Taking the time to prepare an accurate and complete CPAR helps ensure better quality in the products and services we buy now and those we plan to buy in the future! Name: Date: Schedule # (for GSA orders): Contract Number: Order Number: Blocks 1 - 17: Registered Info is Accurate & Complete X Item Remarks Block 1: DUNS, FSC (PSC) and NAICS codes are correct. [NOTE: At some time auto-registration will be available for the civilian agency version of CPARS. When auto-

438

University of Colorado Indoor Air Quality Report  

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Image Courtesy of Ohio Image Courtesy of Ohio State University INDOOR AIR QUALITY Design Goals Design Goals Design Goals Design Goals Integrate technologically and economically innovative, low-energy strategies Minimize occupant distraction User-friendly controls Minimize pollutant sources Bio Bio Bio Bio- - - -S S S S ( ( ( (h h h h) ) ) ) ip ip ip ip indoor air quality features indoor air quality features indoor air quality features indoor air quality features Mechanical Systems Energy Recovery Ventilator Exhaust Fans Heating And Cooling Systems Passive Ventilation Low VOC materials Each of these features is described in more detail below. Mechanical Systems Energy Recovery Ventilator Knowing that our home has a tight envelope, due to our Bio-SIP construction, we needed to use mechanical ventilation to ensure suitable indoor air

439

Performance relationship diagrams  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

By describing a business function's cost drivers and graphically depicting the interrelated cost drivers serving as controls and resources to them, a visual performance model can be provided. A graphical technique, called performance relationship diagraming, has been devised that logically describes these cost drivers and their interrelationships. 2 figs.

Cary, M.J.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Quality Assurance Project Plan for Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan activities  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Quality Assurance Project Plan addresses the quality assurance requirements for the Facility Monitoring Plans of the overall site-wide environmental monitoring plan. This plan specifically applies to the sampling and analysis activities and continuous monitoring performed for all Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan activities conducted by Westinghouse Hanford Company. It is generic in approach and will be implemented in conjunction with the specific requirements of individual Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans. This document is intended to be a basic road map to the Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan documents (i.e., the guidance document for preparing Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans, Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan determinations, management plan, and Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans). The implementing procedures, plans, and instructions are appropriate for the control of effluent monitoring plans requiring compliance with US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, state, and local requirements. This Quality Assurance Project Plan contains a matrix of organizational responsibilities, procedural resources from facility or site manuals used in the Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans, and a list of the analytes of interest and analytical methods for each facility preparing a Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan. 44 refs., 1 figs., 2 tabs.

Nickels, J.M.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Alertness, performance and off-duty sleep on 8-hour and 12-hour night shifts in a simulated continuous operations control room setting  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A growing number of nuclear power plants in the United States have adopted routine 12-hr shift schedules. Because of the potential impact that extended work shifts could have on safe and efficient power plant operation, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission funded research on 8-hr and 12-hr shifts at the Human Alertness Research Center (HARC) in Boston, Massachusetts. This report describes the research undertaken: a study of simulated 8-hr and 12-hr work shifts that compares alertness, speed, and accuracy at responding to simulator alarms, and relative cognitive performance, self-rated mood and vigor, and sleep-wake patterns of 8-hr versus 12-hr shift workers.

Baker, T.L. [Institute for Circadian Physiology, Boston, MA (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

SECURITY AND CONTROL OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

http://www.nnsa.energy.gov Office of Nuclear Weapon Surety and Quality http://www.nnsa.energy.gov Office of Nuclear Weapon Surety and Quality SUPPLEMENTAL DIRECTIVE Approved: 7-7-11 IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF CONTROLS TO PREVENT DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED USE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of Defense Programs NA SD 452.4 NA SD 452.4 1 7-7-11 IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF CONTROLS TO PREVENT DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED USE 1. PURPOSE. This NNSA Supplemental Directive (SD) supports the requirements of DOE O 452.4B, Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons. Specifically, this SD supports the Order's requirements to implement deliberate unauthorized use (DUU) preventive measures for nuclear explosive operations (NEO) and associated activities and to perform independent evaluations to determine if NEOs

443

Performance Monitoring  

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Optimization Performance Monitoring Performance Monitoring A redirector page has been set up without anywhere to redirect to. Last edited: 2014-08-25 14:37:27...

444

Quality Assurance Exchange, March 2006  

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

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

445

Quality Assurance Exchange, December 2005  

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

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-

446

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

447

Quality assurance and data management  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report contains graphs and tables relating to quality assurance and data management for environmental quality at Hanford Reservation.

Lockrem, L.L.

1998-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

448

Evaluation of the hazardous waste landfill cap system design and clay layer thickness criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) using the Hydrological Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The hazardous waste landfill design criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) was evaluated in this study. In the first part of the study, Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model was used to determine the significance of different components of the hazardous waste landfill cap system as required by the Turkish RCHW. In the second part of the study, the top and bottom clay layer thickness requirement of the Turkish RCHW was evaluated by running the HELP model for different top/bottom clay different layer thicknesses and comparing the corresponding leachate amounts produced.

F. Yalcin Piskin; G.N. Demirer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Quality Manual-sample  

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Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 EOTA - Quality Manual Document Title: Quality Manual Document Number: Q-001 Rev. 11_0329 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: N/A Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): Various Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 2 of 33 Revision History: Rev. Level Description of Change A Initial Release B Section V - added justification for exclusion "....because EOTA does not require the use of monitoring and measurement devices in the conduct of business." 07_1205 Added MGTP-004, Employee Satisfaction to Quality Manual 08_0818 Changed P-008 from Corrective Action and Preventive Action to read Corrective/Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity

450

Downhole steam quality measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to an empirical electrical method for remote sensing of steam quality utilizing flow-through grids which allow measurement of the electrical properties of a flowing two-phase mixture. The measurement of steam quality in the oil field is important to the efficient application of steam assisted recovery of oil. Because of the increased energy content in higher quality steam it is important to maintain the highest possible steam quality at the injection sandface. The effectiveness of a steaming operation without a measure of steam quality downhole close to the point of injection would be difficult to determine. Therefore, a need exists for the remote sensing of steam quality.

Lee, D.O.; Montoya, P.C.; Muir, J.F.; Wayland, J.R. Jr.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

451

FAQS Qualification Card - Weapon Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

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

452

FAQS Qualification Card - Safety Software Quality Assurance | Department  

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

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

453

Lighting Group: Controls: Advanced Digital Controls  

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Advanced Digital Controls Advanced Digital Controls HPCBS Advanced Digital Controls Objective The goal of this project is to hasten the adoption of digital lighting control systems to allow commercial building operators to optimize the neergy performance of their lighting systems, implement demand responsive control, and improve occupant comfort and productivity. The specific objectives are as follows: (1) Advance the adoption of digital lighting control systems by working with industry to embed IBECS technology into existing analog control and DALI products, and by developing compelling demonstrations of digital control systems for evaluation by early adopters. (2) In collaboration with equipment manufacturers, produce digital lighting system prototypes that demonstrate the advantages of digitally controlled lighting systems to innovative property managers and other energy stakeholders. A digitally controlled lighting system consists of lights that are individually controllable via a network. The advantages of digital control are:

454

NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Multi-Pollutant Control  

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Multi-Pollutant Control Using Membrane-Based Up-Flow Wet Precipitation Multi-Pollutant Control Using Membrane-Based Up-Flow Wet Precipitation The primary objective of this work is to compare the performance of metallic collecting surfaces to the performance of membrane collecting surfaces in a wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP), in terms of their efficiency in removing fine particulates, acid aerosols, and mercury from an actual power plant flue gas stream. The relative durability and overall cost-effectiveness of the membrane collectors versus metallic collectors will also be evaluated. Due to the higher specific powers, superior corrosion resistance, and better wetting and cleaning qualities, the membrane-collecting surface is expected to perform better than the metallic surface. The second objective of the project will be to compare the overall fine particulate, acid aerosol, and mercury removal efficiency of the baseline flue gas treatment system on BMP Units 1 and 2 to the efficiencies obtained when the two wet ESP systems (metallic and membrane collectors) are added to the existing treatment system.

455

Document Control Process  

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1 Document Control Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 7 1 Document Control Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 7 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Document Control Process Document Number: P-001 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): F-001 Document Control Template - Process, F-002 Document Control Template - Instruction, F-003 Document Control Template - Screenshot, F-004 Document Control Template - Form, F-005 Document Control Template - Form - Excel, MGTP-002 Skill Set Model, Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction, P-003, Control of Records P-001 Document Control Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 7 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change

456

Quality Work Plan Update  

Energy Savers [EERE]

resources and quality assurance Improving long term sustainability by building the foundation of the national industry with WAP at the core 2 Responding to Network Concerns...

457

Safety & Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Together, our Facility Operations Division and Engineering, Safety and Quality Division work to ensure EM conducts its operations and cleanup safely through sound practices. These divisions ensure...

458

Air-Quality Regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n...Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

Jan W. Gooch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Air-quality regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n....Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Section 22: Quality Assurance  

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Quality Assurance (40 CFR 194.22) United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Compliance Recertification...

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461

2244 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 4, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2013 Modeling and Stochastic Control for  

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2244 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 4, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2013 Modeling and Stochastic Control simulations coupled with real data measurements are used for performance evaluation and comparison studies is the fundamental tradeoff between costs and quality of services. The advent of "smart grid" will likely advance

Tong, Lang

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Plutonium immobilization project development and testing quality assurance program description - February 1999  

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Immobilization Development and Testing organization (LLNL ID and T) is a Participant in the Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP). The LLNL D and T has lead responsibilities for form characterization and qualification, ceramic form development, process/equipment development with plutonium, and process systems testing and validation for both conversion and immobilization. This work must be performed in accordance with the graded approach of a Quality Assurance (QA) Program. A QA Program has been developed at LLNL to meet the requirements of the DOE/MD Quality Assurance Requirements. The LLNL QA Program consists of a Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD) and Quality Implementing Procedures. These documents interface and are a subset of the overall PIP QA Program Documents. The PIP QA Program is described in the PIP ID and T QA Plan, PIP QAPD, and QA Procedures. Other Participant Organizations also must document and describe their PIP compliant QA Programs in a QAPD and implementing procedures. The purpose of this LLNL QAPD is to describe the organization, management processes, QA Controls for Grading, functional responsibilities, levels of authority, and interfaces for those managing, performing, and assessing the adequacy of work.

MacLean, L M; Ziemba, J

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Design of a Model-based Controller with Temperature Feedback for Laser Cladding  

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Abstract Laser cladding, also known as direct metal deposition, is an additive manufacturing technique for the production of freeform metallic parts. High quality parts can be created with the use of feedback control systems which stabilize the melt pool during the cladding process. Current laser cladding control systems are based on low order, empirical models of the process, which have low dynamic accuracy and limit the performance that can be achieved. In this paper, a control system based on a physical heat conduction model of the melt pool dynamics is presented. The control structure consists of a static linear state feedback control law designed using pole placement and combined with a PI controller. The controller is able to regulate the melt pool size by modulating the laser power using a number of surface temperature measurements as the feedback signal. Simulation results using a detailed finite element model show that the controller has good tracking behavior and disturbance rejection properties.

Wim Devesse; Dieter De Baere; Patrick Guillaume

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategy Guideline: Advanced Construction Documentation Recommendations for High Performance Homes  

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As whole house energy efficiency increases, new houses become less like conventional houses that were built in the past. New materials and new systems require greater coordination and communication between industry stakeholders. The Guideline for Construction Documents for High Performance Housing provides advice to address this need. The reader will be presented with four changes that are recommended to achieve improvements in energy efficiency, durability and health in Building America houses: create coordination drawings, improve specifications, improve detail drawings, and review drawings and prepare a Quality Control Plan.

Lukachko, A.; Gates, C.; Straube, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Council on Environmental Quality | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Environmental Quality Environmental Quality Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Council on Environmental Quality Name Council on Environmental Quality Address 722 Jackson Place Northwest Place Washington, DC Zip 20506 Year founded 1969 Phone number (202) 395-5750 Website http://www.whitehouse.gov/admi Coordinates 38.89943°, -77.0384009° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.89943,"lon":-77.0384009,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970  

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

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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Relationship Between Flowability And Tank Closure Grout Quality  

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After completion of waste removal and chemical cleaning operations, Tanks 5-F and 6-F await final closure. The project will proceed with completing operational closure by stabilizing the tanks with grout. Savannah River Remediation's (SRR) experience with grouting Tanks 18-F and 19-F showed that slump-flow values were correlated with flow/spread inside these tanks. Less mounding was observed when using grouts with higher slump-flow. Therefore, SRNL was requested to evaluate the relationship between flowability and cured properties to determine whether the slump-flow maximum spread of Mix LP#8-16 could be increased from 28 inches to 30 inches without impacting the grout quality. A request was also made to evaluate increasing the drop height from 5 feet to 10 feet with the objective of enhancing the flow inside the tank by imparting more kinetic energy to the placement. Based on a review of the grout property data for Mix LP#8-16 collected from Tank 18-F and 19-F quality control samples, the upper limit for slump-flow measured per ASTM C 1611 can be increased from 28 to 30 inches without affecting grout quality. However, testing should be performed prior to increasing the drop height from 5 to 10 feet or observations should be made during initial filling operations to determine whether segregation occurs as a function of drop heights between 5 and 10 feet. Segregation will negatively impact grout quality. Additionally, increasing the delivery rate of grout into Tanks 5-F and 6-F by using a higher capacity concrete/grout pump will result in better grout spread/flow inside the tanks.

Langton, C. A.; Stefanko, D. B.; Hay, M. S.

2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

01-1 · Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

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Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

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Performative architecture  

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The following thesis explores two central hypotheses. On the one hand it introduces the idea of performative architecture (performance in design), and has done so with the desire to contribute directly to the expansion of ...

Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Management of Services Quality as a Tool to Increase Water Supply Companies’ Efficiency  

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The proof of necessity to control and manage service quality as a main factor for water supply enterprise efficiency increase is given in the article. Drinking water quality is reasoned to be a utility ... with a...

Olga Krakashova Dr.; Anna Pelevina Dr.; Vladimir Yaroslavtsev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Postdiagnosis Diet Quality Is Inversely Related to a Biomarker of Inflammation among Breast Cancer Survivors  

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...by pathologists due to the quality and stability of structural...Use of focused ultrasonic energy to emulsify embedding paraffin...highly controlled acoustic energy to efficiently remove paraffin...novel approach. Better data quality as a consequence of improved...

Stephanie M. George; Marian L. Neuhouser; Susan T. Mayne; Melinda L. Irwin; Demetrius Albanes; Mitchell H. Gail; Catherine M. Alfano; Leslie Bernstein; Anne McTiernan; Jill Reedy; Ashley W. Smith; Cornelia M. Ulrich; and Rachel Ballard-Barbash

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Fluidization quality analyzer for fluidized beds  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A control loop and fluidization quality analyzer for a fluidized bed utilizes time varying pressure drop measurements. A fast-response pressure transducer measures the overall bed pressure drop, or over some segment of the bed, and the pressure drop signal is processed to produce an output voltage which changes with the degree of fluidization turbulence. 9 figs.

Daw, C.S.; Hawk, J.A.

1995-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality Standards & ATOC/CHEM 5151  

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1 Lecture 22 Air Quality Standards & Control ATOC/CHEM 5151 #12;2 Primary Pollutants Things to reduce air pollution emissions ­ Latest version ­ 1990 (original, 1963) ­ What is an "air pollutant that are directly emitted Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Hydrocarbons (VOCs) Carbon Monoxide (CO) #12;3 Secondary Pollutants

Toohey, Darin W.

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Louisiana Hazardous Waste Control Law (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for administering the Louisiana Hazardous Waste Control Law and the regulations created under that law.

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

SciTech Connect (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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Compressed Air System Control Strategies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet briefly discusses compressed air system control strategies as a means to improving and maintaining system performance.

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Understanding the role of trading in water quality management : based on U.S. experience  

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This research demonstrates an overview of the performance of water quality trading programs currently implemented within the U.S. The role of trading in water quality management is identified through systematical comparisons ...

Pharino, Chanathip

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #38 EXCEPTION TO POLICY REGARDING QUALITY STEP INCREASES  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

To issue a blanket exception to DOE Order 331.C Admin Change 2 regarding the discretionary approvals of Quality Step Increases (QSIs) and Quality Increases (QIs) when an employee received a Within Grade Increase (WGI) during the annual performance cycle.

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Integrated Biological Control  

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Biological control is any activity taken to prevent, limit, clean up, or remediate potential environmental, health and safety, or workplace quality impacts from plants, animals, or microorganisms. At Hanford the principal emphasis of biological control is to prevent the transport of radioactive contamination by biological vectors (plants, animals, or microorganisms), and where necessary, control and clean up resulting contamination. Other aspects of biological control at Hanford include industrial weed control (e.g.; tumbleweeds), noxious weed control (invasive, non-native plant species), and pest control (undesirable animals such as rodents and stinging insects, and microorganisms such as molds that adversely affect the quality of the workplace environment). Biological control activities may be either preventive (a priori) or in response to existing contamination spread (a posteriori). Surveillance activities, including ground, vegetation, flying insect, and other surveys, and a priori control actions, such as herbicide spraying and placing biological barriers, are important in preventing radioactive contamination spread. If surveillance discovers that biological vectors have spread radioactive contamination, a posteriori control measures, such as fixing contamination, followed by cleanup and removal of the contamination to an approved disposal location are typical response functions. In some cases remediation following the contamination cleanup and removal is necessary. Biological control activities for industrial weeds, noxious weeds and pests have similar modes of prevention and response.

JOHNSON, A.R.

2003-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Biological Control  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Biological control is any activity taken to prevent, limit, clean up, or remediate potential environmental, health and safety, or workplace quality impacts from plants, animals, or microorganisms. At Hanford the principal emphasis of biological control is to prevent the transport of radioactive contamination by biological vectors (plants, animals, or microorganisms), and where necessary, control and clean up resulting contamination. Other aspects of biological control at Hanford include industrial weed control (e.g.; tumbleweeds), noxious weed control (invasive, non-native plant species), and pest control (undesirable animals such as rodents and stinging insects; and microorganisms such as molds that adversely affect the quality of the workplace environment). Biological control activities may be either preventive (apriori) or in response to existing contamination spread (aposteriori). Surveillance activities, including ground, vegetation, flying insect, and other surveys, and apriori control actions, such as herbicide spraying and placing biological barriers, are important in preventing radioactive contamination spread. If surveillance discovers that biological vectors have spread radioactive contamination, aposteriori control measures, such as fixing contamination, followed by cleanup and removal of the contamination to an approved disposal location are typical response functions. In some cases remediation following the contamination cleanup and removal is necessary. Biological control activities for industrial weeds, noxious weeds and pests have similar modes of prevention and response.

JOHNSON, A.R.

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

High Efficiency, Illumination Quality OLEDs for Lighting  

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The goal of the program was to demonstrate a 45 lumen per watt white light device based upon the use of multiple emission colors through the use of solution processing. This performance level is a dramatic extension of the team's previous 15 LPW large area illumination device. The fundamental material system was based upon commercial polymer materials. The team was largely able to achieve these goals, and was able to deliver to DOE a 90 lumen illumination source that had an average performance of 34 LPW a 1000 cd/m{sup 2} with peak performances near 40LPW. The average color temperature is 3200K and the calculated CRI 85. The device operated at a brightness of approximately 1000cd/m{sup 2}. The use of multiple emission colors particularly red and blue, provided additional degrees of design flexibility in achieving white light, but also required the use of a multilayered structure to separate the different recombination zones and prevent interconversion of blue emission to red emission. The use of commercial materials had the advantage that improvements by the chemical manufacturers in charge transport efficiency, operating life and material purity could be rapidly incorporated without the expenditure of additional effort. The program was designed to take maximum advantage of the known characteristics of these material and proceeded in seven steps. (1) Identify the most promising materials, (2) assemble them into multi-layer structures to control excitation and transport within the OLED, (3) identify materials development needs that would optimize performance within multilayer structures, (4) build a prototype that demonstrates the potential entitlement of the novel multilayer OLED architecture (5) integrate all of the developments to find the single best materials set to implement the novel multilayer architecture, (6) further optimize the best materials set, (7) make a large area high illumination quality white OLED. A photo of the final deliverable is shown. In 2003, a large area, OLED based illumination source was demonstrated that could provide light with a quality, quantity, and efficiency on par with what can be achieved with traditional light sources. The demonstration source was made by tiling together 16 separate 6-inch x 6-inch blue-emitting OLEDs. The efficiency, total lumen output, and lifetime of the OLED based illumination source were the same as what would be achieved with an 80 watt incandescent bulb. The devices had an average efficacy of 15 LPW and used solution-processed OLEDs. The individual 6-inch x 6-inch devices incorporated three technology strategies developed specifically for OLED lighting -- downconversion for white light generation, scattering for outcoupling efficiency enhancement, and a scalable monolithic series architecture to enable large area devices. The downconversion approach consists of optically coupling a blue-emitting OLED to a set of luminescent layers. The layers are chosen to absorb the blue OLED emission and then luminescence with high efficiency at longer wavelengths. The composition and number of layers are chosen so that the unabsorbed blue emission and the longer wavelength re-emission combine to make white light. A downconversion approach has the advantage of allowing a wide variety of colors to be made from a limited set of blue emitters. In addition, one does not have to carefully tune the emission wavelength of the individual electro-luminescent species within the OLED device in order to achieve white light. The downconversion architecture used to develop the 15LPW large area light source consisted of a polymer-based blue-emitting OLED and three downconversion layers. Two of the layers utilized perylene based dyes from BASF AG of Germany with high quantum efficiency (>98%) and one of the layers consisted of inorganic phosphor particles (Y(Gd)AG:Ce) with a quantum efficiency of {approx}85%. By independently varying the optical density of the downconversion layers, the overall emission spectrum could be adjusted to maximize performance for lighting (e.g. blackbody temp

Joseph Shiang; James Cella; Kelly Chichak; Anil Duggal; Kevin Janora; Chris Heller; Gautam Parthasarathy; Jeffery Youmans; Joseph Shiang

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

483

Performance Characterization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

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Report: EM Quality Assurance  

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

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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Evaluating Cotton Seed Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-quality cotton seed is critical for establishing good stands. Over the last several years, producers have scrutinized costs and benefits of numerous new cotton varieties. With the increase in cost of most current cotton varieties and the use...

Boman, Randy

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

486

Geothermal steam quality testing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Geothermal steam quality and purity have a significant effect on the operational efficiency and life of geothermal steam turbines and accessory equipment. Poor steam processing can result in scaled nozzles/blades, erosion, corrosion, reduced utilization efficiency, and early fatigue failures accelerated by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Upsets formed by undetected slugs of liquid entering the turbine can cause catastrophic failure. The accurate monitoring and determination of geothermal steam quality/purity is intrinsically complex which often results in substantial errors. This paper will review steam quality and purity relationships, address some of the errors, complexities, calibration and focus on: thermodynamic techniques for evaluating and monitoring steam quality by use of the modified throttling calorimeters.

Jung, D.B. [Two-Phase Engineering & Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Fuel Quality (Presentation)  

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Jim Ohi of NREL's presentation on Hydrogen Fuel Quality at the 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation on May 15-18, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.

Ohi, J.

2007-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

488

Air Quality and Pollution  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Air quality refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air, both in outside space and in enclosed ... other non?industrial working places, and residencies. Air pollution is the abnormal ...

Zoran Marmut

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Software Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01. To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Does not cancel other directives.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

491

Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for monitoring the air quality in the province, as well as administering fines and permits relating to air quality. The Air Quality Regulations state...

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Water Quality Criteria Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798  

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APPENDIX G Water Quality Criteria CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798 EPA's Water Quality Criteria and Standards Plan -- Priorities for the Future............................798 Compilation of Recommended Water Quality Criteria and EPA's Process for Deriving New

Pitt, Robert E.

493

Global air quality and climate  

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CRITICAL REVIEW Global air quality and climatewz Arlene M.determine regional air quality and can alter climate.to-continental scale air quality. Reducing the O 3 precursor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to...  

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

10 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - Report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget 2010 DOE Strategic Sustainability...

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U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance...  

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

Quality The Office of Management and Budget June 2, 2010 U.S. Department of ENERGY Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Discovering Sustainable Solutions to Power...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - High-Performance Photovoltaics  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

High-Performance Photovoltaics In an ideal multijunction cell, the top layer produces most of the total power, so the top layer should be of the highest quality. However, in...

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Herding cats:† modelling Quality of Service for Internet applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Quality of Service; performance engineering 1. Introduction In this paper...erent rates. For exam- ple, audio, video, gaming and data applications...the meantime, the Internet Engineering Task Force continues to build...quality of real-time multimedia audio and video. Poster presented...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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5 - Mobile Robot Control I: The Lyapunov-Based Method  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter deals with the general problem of determining the forces and torques that must be developed by the robotic actuators in order for the robot to go at a desired position/posture, track a desired trajectory, and, in general, to perform some task with a desired quality of performance. The controllers to be presented in the chapter assume that the goal of the control and the robot dynamic parameters are precisely known, and if this goal (posture or path) is changing, the change is compatible with the environment, and risk free. The particular objectives of the chapter are (i) to provide a minimal set of general control concepts and methods that are used in robot control, (ii) to study the basic general robot controllers that are applicable to all types of robots, and (iii) to present a number of feedback controllers, designed using the Lyapunov-based control theory, for the differential drive, car-like, and omnidirectional mobile robots. These controllers refer to the problems of position (posture) tracking, trajectory tracking, parking, and leader following.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nebraska Air Quality Regulations (Nebraska)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These regulations, promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, contain provisions pertaining to ambient air quality standards, pollution source operating permits, emissions reporting,...

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