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  1. Wireless Roadside Inspection Phase II Tennessee Commercial Mobile Radio Services Pilot Test Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Franzese, Oscar; Lascurain, Mary Beth; Capps, Gary J; Siekmann, Adam

    2011-05-01

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program is researching the feasibility and value of electronically assessing truck and bus driver and vehicle safety at least 25 times more often than is possible using only roadside physical inspections. The WRI program is evaluating the potential benefits to both the motor carrier industry and to government. These potential benefits include reduction in accidents, fatalities and injuries on our highways and keeping safe and legal drivers and vehicles moving on the highways. WRI Pilot tests were conducted to prototype, test and demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of electronically collecting safety data message sets from in-service commercial vehicles and performing wireless roadside inspections using three different communication methods. This report summarizes the design, conduct and results of the Tennessee CMRS WRI Pilot Test. The purpose of this Pilot test was to demonstrate the implementation of commercial mobile radio services to electronically request and collect safety data message sets from a limited number of commercial vehicles operating in Tennessee. The results of this test have been used in conjunction with the results of the complimentary pilot tests to support an overall assessment of the feasibility and benefits of WRI in enhancing motor carrier safety (reduction in accidents) due to increased compliance (change in motor carrier and driver behavior) caused by conducting frequent safety inspections electronically, at highway speeds, without delay or need to divert into a weigh station

  2. Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof of Concept Test Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Capps, Gary J; Franzese, Oscar; Knee, Helmut E; Plate, Randall S; Lascurain, Mary Beth

    2009-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FMCSA commissioned the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the condition of the vehicles and their drivers. It is hypothesized that these inspections will: -- Increase safety -- Decrease the number of unsafe commercial vehicles on the road; -- Increase efficiency -- Speed up the inspection process, enabling more inspections to occur, at least on par with the number of weight inspections; -- Improve effectiveness -- Reduce the probability of drivers bypassing CMV inspection stations and increase the likelihood that fleets will attempt to meet the safety regulations; and -- Benefit industry -- Reduce fleet costs, provide good return-on-investment, minimize wait times, and level the playing field. The WRI Program is defined in three phases which are: Phase 1: Proof of Concept Test (POC) Testing of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) or near-COTS technology to validate the wireless inspection concept. Phase 2: Pilot Test Safety technology maturation and back office system integration Phase 3: Field Operational Test Multi-vehicle testing over a multi-state instrumented corridor This report focuses on Phase 1 efforts that were initiated in March, 2006. Technical efforts dealt with the ability of a Universal Wireless Inspection System (UWIS) to collect driver, vehicle, and carrier information; format a Safety Data Message Set from this information; and wirelessly transmit a Safety Data Message Set to a roadside receiver unit or mobile enforcement vehicle.

  3. WRI-The Governance of Forests Toolkit | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Publications Website: pdf.wri.orgworkingpapersgfitenureindicatorssep09.pdf Cost: Free WRI-The Governance of Forests Toolkit Screenshot References: WRI-The Governance of...

  4. Roadside Hardware Performance

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

    Roadside Hardware Safety Performance Background Roadside hardware, such as traffic and work zone barriers, bridge railings, and crash cushions, prevent vehicles from leaving the road at dangerous locations. Crash testing of a large variety of vehicles into this hardware, as a means of optimizing the hardware design, is extremely expensive, often costing approximately $500,000 and 10,000 person-hours per test. The increasing diversity of automobiles and trucks, as well as the advent of the next

  5. RESIDUA UPGRADING EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT MODELS: WRI COKING INDEXES

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    John F. Schabron; Joseph F. Rovani, Jr.; Francis P. Miknis; Thomas F. Turner

    2003-06-01

    Pyrolysis experiments were conducted with three residua at 400 C (752 F) at various residence times. The wt % coke and gaseous products were measured for the product oils. The Western Research Institute (WRI) Coking Indexes were determined for the product oils. Measurements were made using techniques that might correlate with the Coking Indexes. These included spin-echo proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, heat capacity measurements at 280 C (536 F), and ultrasonic attenuation. The two immiscible liquid phases that form once coke formation begins were isolated and characterized for a Boscan residuum pyrolyzed at 400 C (752 F) for 55 minutes. These materials were analyzed for elemental composition (CHNS), porphyrins, and metals (Ni,V) content.

  6. Design of Roadside Safety Features

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

    Analysis and Design of the Roadside Safety Features for Safety Performance Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers are investigating the performance of a crash wall design ...

  7. Pilot Testing of WRI'S Novel Mercury Control Technology by Pre-Combustion Thermal Treatment of Coal

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Alan Bland; Jesse Newcomer; Kumar Sellakumar

    2008-08-17

    The challenges to the coal-fired power industry continue to focus on the emission control technologies, such as mercury, and plant efficiency improvements. An alternate approach to post-combustion control of mercury, while improving plant efficiency deals with Western Research Institute's (WRI)'s patented pre-combustion mercury removal and coal upgrading technology. WRI was awarded under the DOE's Phase III Mercury program, to evaluate the effectiveness of WRI's novel thermal pretreatment process to achieve >50% mercury removal, and at costs of <$30,000/lb of Hg removed. WRI has teamed with Etaa Energy, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), Foster Wheeler North America Corp. (FWNA), and Washington Division of URS (WD-URS), and with project co-sponsors including Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Southern Company, Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC), Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU), North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC), Detroit Edison (DTE), and SaskPower to undertake this evaluation. The technical objectives of the project were structured in two phases: Phase I--coal selection and characterization, and bench-and PDU-scale WRI process testing and; and Phase II--pilot-scale pc combustion testing, design of an integrated boiler commercial configuration, its impacts on the boiler performance and the economics of the technology related to market applications. This report covers the results of the Phase I testing. The conclusion of the Phase I testing was that the WRI process is a technically viable technology for (1) removing essentially all of the moisture from low rank coals, thereby raising the heating value of the coal by about 30% for subbituminous coals and up to 40% for lignite coals, and (2) for removing volatile trace mercury species (up to 89%) from the coal prior to combustion. The results established that the process meets the goals of DOE of removing <50% of the mercury from the coals by pre-combustion methods. As such, further

  8. Estimating vehicle roadside encroachment frequency using accident prediction models

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Miaou, S.-P.

    1996-07-01

    The existing data to support the development of roadside encroachment- based accident models are extremely limited and largely outdated. Under the sponsorship of the Federal Highway Administration and Transportation Research Board, several roadside safety projects have attempted to address this issue by providing rather comprehensive data collection plans and conducting pilot data collection efforts. It is clear from the results of these studies that the required field data collection efforts will be expensive. Furthermore, the validity of any field collected encroachment data may be questionable because of the technical difficulty to distinguish intentional from unintentional encroachments. This paper proposes an alternative method for estimating the basic roadside encroachment data without actually field collecting them. The method is developed by exploring the probabilistic relationships between a roadside encroachment event and a run-off-the-road event With some mild assumptions, the method is capable of providing a wide range of basic encroachment data from conventional accident prediction models. To illustrate the concept and use of such a method, some basic encroachment data are estimated for rural two-lane undivided roads. In addition, the estimated encroachment data are compared with the existing collected data. The illustration shows that the method described in this paper can be a viable approach to estimating basic encroachment data without actually collecting them which can be very costly.

  9. http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034090/

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ... Snowfall, sublimation, and snowmelt were modeled as functions of the spatially distributed daily climate input and the simulated solar radiation component of the potential ...

  10. http://cait.wri.org/

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is an information and analysis tool on global climate change developed by the World Resources Institute. CAIT provides a comprehensive ...

  11. INSPECTION REPORT

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

    Review of Management and Accountability of Sealed Radioactive Sources Maintained at Department Sites OAI-L-16-09 May 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 May 6, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY ACTING MANAGER, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT:

  12. INSPECTION REPORT

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

    Followup on the National Nuclear Security Administration's Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team OAI-L-16-10 May 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 May 18, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR AND DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AND COUNTERPROLIFERATION FROM: Michelle Anderson Assistant Inspector General for Audits and

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0778

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection Report on The Consolidated Terrorism Watchlist Nomination Process at the Department of Energy

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0438

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Reporting at Oak Ridge of Potential Noncompliances With DOE Price-Anderson Amendments Act Implementing Rules

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0745

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

    Inspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 15, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TH FROM: C 4 z % z & r Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supports the Department of Energy's

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0746

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

    l nspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Work Packages for Site Support Service; at Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 29, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TI38 S E C m U R Y FROM: h p Gregor - . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alalnos National Laboratory" The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances

  17. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Moore, F.W.

    1985-04-05

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

  18. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Moore, Francis W.

    1987-01-01

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

  19. http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri964109/report.htm

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ... events, and from 200 to more than 350 ft for larger events (Hudson and Smith, 1981). ... sheets, scale 1:4,800. Hudson, B.C., and Smith, J.R., 1981, Cavity radius uncertainties: ...

  20. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Park, L.R.

    1995-03-21

    An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.

  1. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W. Thor; Appel, D. Keith; Park, Larry R.

    1995-01-01

    An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.

  2. inspection | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    inspection NNSA hosts international CTBT on-site inspection experts at Nevada National Security Site This month, NNSA hosted a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on-site inspection activity at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). For the first time, CTBT surrogate inspectors and other inspection experts were able to visit NNSS, a former nuclear explosive test site that now supports

  3. Piping inspection round robin

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Heasler, P.G.; Doctor, S.R.

    1996-04-01

    The piping inspection round robin was conducted in 1981 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to quantify the capability of ultrasonics for inservice inspection and to address some aspects of reliability for this type of nondestructive evaluation (NDE). The round robin measured the crack detection capabilities of seven field inspection teams who employed procedures that met or exceeded the 1977 edition through the 1978 addenda of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section 11 Code requirements. Three different types of materials were employed in the study (cast stainless steel, clad ferritic, and wrought stainless steel), and two different types of flaws were implanted into the specimens (intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCCs) and thermal fatigue cracks (TFCs)). When considering near-side inspection, far-side inspection, and false call rate, the overall performance was found to be best in clad ferritic, less effective in wrought stainless steel and the worst in cast stainless steel. Depth sizing performance showed little correlation with the true crack depths.

  4. IR Spot Weld Inspect

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2014-01-01

    In automotive industry, destructive inspection of spot welds is still the mandatory quality assurance method due to the lack of efficient non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tools. However, it is costly and time-consuming. Recently at ORNL, a new NDE prototype system for spot weld inspection using infrared (IR) thermography has been developed to address this problem. This software contains all the key functions that ensure the NDE system to work properly: system input/output control, image acquisition, datamore » analysis, weld quality database generation and weld quality prediction, etc.« less

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0731 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: IG-0731 (28.92 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0809 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809

  6. Requirements for Bridge Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Requirements for Bridge Inspection Requirements for Bridge Inspection More Documents & Publications Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Slide 1 National...

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0383 | Department of Energy

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

    6, 1996 Inspection of Human Subject Research in Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Projects Inspection Report: IG-0383 (18.89 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection ...

  8. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1994-01-01

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

  9. Overview of the software inspection process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lane, G.L.; Dabbs, R.

    1997-11-01

    This tutorial introduces attendees to the Inspection Process and teaches them how to organize and participate in a software inspection. The tutorial advocates the benefits of inspections and encourages attendees to socialize the inspection process in their organizations.

  10. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haas, Jeffrey S.; Simpson, Randall L.; Satcher, Joe H.

    2007-11-13

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

  11. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haas, Jeffrey S.; Simpson, Randall L.; Satcher, Joe H.

    2010-10-05

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

  12. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1985-02-26

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

  13. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Forman, Steven E.; Caunt, James W.

    1985-02-26

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

  14. Inspection Report: S021S013

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection Report to Management on Inspection of 2001 Safeguards and Security Survey of Los Alamos National Laboratory

  15. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

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

    Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection ...

  16. Sandia Energy - Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection

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

    Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Solar Market Transformation Permitting, Inspection, and...

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 January 2007 Independent Oversight...

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0534 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0534 December 1, 2001 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force and Special Response Team Inspection Report: IG-0534 (10.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0557 Inspection Report: IG-0563 Inspection Report: IG-0633

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0557 | Department of Energy

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

    57 Inspection Report: IG-0557 June 1, 2002 Inspection of Department of Energy Fresh Pursuit Policies and Practices Inspection Report: IG-0557 (9.89 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0563 Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: IG-0633

  20. Pellet inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wilks, Robert S.; Taleff, Alexander; Sturges, Jr., Robert H.

    1982-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting nuclear fuel pellets in a sealed container for diameter, flaws, length and weight. The apparatus includes, in an array, a pellet pick-up station, four pellet inspection stations and a pellet sorting station. The pellets are delivered one at a time to the pick-up station by a vibrating bowl through a vibrating linear conveyor. Grippers each associated with a successive pair of the stations are reciprocable together to pick up a pellet at the upstream station of each pair and to deposit the pellet at the corresponding downstream station. The gripper jaws are opened selectively depending on the state of the pellets at the stations and the particular cycle in which the apparatus is operating. Inspection for diameter, flaws and length is effected in each case by a laser beam projected on the pellets by a precise optical system while each pellet is rotated by rollers. Each laser and its optical system are mounted in a container which is free standing on a precise surface and is provided with locating buttons which engage locating holes in the surface so that each laser and its optical system is precisely set. The roller stands are likewise free standing and are similarly precisely positioned. The diameter optical system projects a thin beam of light which scans across the top of each pellet and is projected on a diode array. The fl GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAUSE The invention herein described was made in the course of or under a contract or subcontract thereunder with the Department of Energy bearing No. EY-67-14-C-2170.

  1. Acoustic inspection device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Burghard, Brion J.; Skorpik, James R.; Pappas, Richard A.; Mullen, O. Dennis; Samuel, Todd J.; Reid, Larry D.; Harris, Joe C.; Valencia, Juan D.; Smalley, Jonathan T.; Shepard, Chester L.; Taylor, Theodore T.

    2005-09-06

    An ultrasound inspection apparatus particularly adapted to examine containers (sealed or unsealed) containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The apparatus has an overall configuration of a hand held pistol with a front transducer contact surface that is positioned against a front wall of the container. An ultrasound pulse is transmitted from the apparatus to be reflected from a back wall of a container being investigated. The received echo pulse is converted to a digital waveform. The waveform is analyzed relative to temperature, travel distance of the pulse(s), and time of travel to ascertain characteristics of the liquid or other materials and to provide identification of the same.

  2. Ceramic inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Werve, Michael E. (Modesto, CA)

    2006-05-16

    A system for inspecting a ceramic component. The ceramic component is positioned on a first rotary table. The first rotary table rotates the ceramic component. Light is directed toward the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. A detector is located on a second rotary table. The second rotary table is operably connected to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. The second rotary table is used to move the detector at an angle to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component.

  3. Waste inspection tomography (WIT)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bernardi, R.T.

    1995-10-01

    Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT) provides mobile semi-trailer mounted nondestructive examination (NDE) and assay (NDA) for nuclear waste drum characterization. WIT uses various computed tomography (CT) methods for both NDE and NDA of nuclear waste drums. Low level waste (LLW), transuranic (TRU), and mixed radioactive waste can be inspected and characterized without opening the drums. With externally transmitted x-ray NDE techniques, WIT has the ability to identify high density waste materials like heavy metals, define drum contents in two- and three-dimensional space, quantify free liquid volumes through density and x-ray attenuation coefficient discrimination, and measure drum wall thickness. With waste emitting gamma-ray NDA techniques, WIT can locate gamma emitting radioactive sources in two- and three-dimensional space, identify gamma emitting, isotopic species, identify the external activity levels of emitting gamma-ray sources, correct for waste matrix attenuation, provide internal activity approximations, and provide the data needed for waste classification as LLW or TRU.

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0377 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0377 August 3, 1995 Inspection of Westinghouse Savannah River Company Fees for Managing and Operating the Savannah River Site Inspection Report: IG-0377 (211.21 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0406 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0378 | Department of Energy

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

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0378 August 29, 1995 Report on Follow-up Inspection of the Double Funding of Security for Special Nuclear Material at Richland Operations Inspection Report: IG-0378 (145.71 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0377 Inspection Report: IG-0401 Audit Report: IG-0447

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0367 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0367 March 16, 1995 Report on Inspection of an Intelligence Work-For-Others Project at the Idaho Operations Office Inspection Report: IG-0367 (164.38 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0369 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 DOE O 481.1C, WORK FOR OTHERS (NON-DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDED WORK)

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0384 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0384 January 18, 1996 Inspection of Concerns Regarding the Martin Marietta Corporate Review of Health and Safety at Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inspection Report: IG-0384 (19.67 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0383 Audit Report: IG-0388 Inspection Report: S99IS019

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy

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

    63 Inspection Report: IG-0563 July 1, 2002 Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel at the West Valley Demonstration Project (U) Inspection Report: IG-0563 (10.37 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0557 Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: IG-0619

  9. 8744 - OSDF Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    3.1 03/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report March 2013 6319D-6168 8933.2 03/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6149 6319D-6155 8933.3 03/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6151 6319D-6152 8933.4 03/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6056 6319D-6148 8933.5 03/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6157 6319D-6147 8933.6 03/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6158 6319D-6145 8933.7 03/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6160

  10. OSDF Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    29.1 12/12 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report December 2012 6319D-6137 8929.2 12/12 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6112 6319D-6135 8929.3 12/12 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6110 6319D-6109 8929.4 12/12 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6034 6319D-6113 8929.5 12/12 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6133 6319D-6114 8929.6 12/12 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6131 6319D-6116 8929.7 12/12 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6130

  11. Inspection system calibration methods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deason, Vance A.; Telschow, Kenneth L.

    2004-12-28

    An inspection system calibration method includes producing two sideband signals of a first wavefront; interfering the two sideband signals in a photorefractive material, producing an output signal therefrom having a frequency and a magnitude; and producing a phase modulated operational signal having a frequency different from the output signal frequency, a magnitude, and a phase modulation amplitude. The method includes determining a ratio of the operational signal magnitude to the output signal magnitude, determining a ratio of a 1st order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude to a 0th order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude, and comparing the magnitude ratio to the Bessel function ratio.

  12. Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Michaels, Jennifer E.; Michaels, Thomas E.; Mech, Jr., Stephen J.

    1984-01-01

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

  13. Thermographic inspection of massive structures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Renshaw, Jeremy B.; Guimaraes, Maria; Scott, David B.

    2014-02-18

    Nondestructive Evaluation of concrete structures is a growing concern for the nuclear industry as well as for many other industries. As critical concrete components continue to age, the ability to assess the health and suitability for continued service has become a key consideration. In some cases, repair of these structures is difficult and expensive, while replacement is prohibitively expensive or, in some cases, not feasible. Therefore, the ability to inspect these key assets is a primary concern, especially in the nuclear industry. Due to the large size of containment buildings, cooling towers, and other large concrete assets, the ability to rapidly inspect for defects of concern is very desirable. Thermographic inspection appears to have the required ability to rapidly inspect large structures to ascertain the location and size of many of the defects of concern. This ability was demonstrated by performing a thermographic inspection of a large concrete dam in 2 days.

  14. Radiographic Inspection of Fueled Clads

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Timothy J. Roney; Karen M. Wendt

    2005-04-01

    Five general purpose heat source (GPHS) fueled clads were radiographically inspected at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The girth weld region of each clad had previously passed visual examination, ring gauge test, and leak test but showed “positive” indications on the ultrasonic (UT) test. Positive ultrasonic indications are allowable under certain weld conditions; radiographic inspection provides a secondary nonintrusive means of clad inspection and may confirm allowable anomalies from the UT inspection. All the positive UT indications were found to exhibit allowable weld shield fusion or mismatch conditions. No indication of void defects was found. One additional clad (FCO371) was deemed unacceptable for radiographic inspection due to an unknown black substance that obscured the angular origin on the weld so that the angular offset to the UT indication could not be found.

  15. Device for inspecting vessel surfaces

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Appel, D. Keith

    1995-01-01

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

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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

    8 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920 This report provides the results of an inspection of...

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0656 | Department of Energy

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

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0656 August 10, 2004 Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to...

  18. CRAD, Performance Based Inspection- June 9, 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Performance Based Inspection of Worker Safety and Health Utilizing the ISM Core Functions: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, (HSS CRAD 64-10, Rev. 2)

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0701 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0701 September 30, 2005 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Sandia Protective Force Management Inspection Report: IG-0701 (655.08 ...

  20. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Office - December 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December 2009 December 2009 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Savannah River Site Office and ...

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January 2010 January 2010 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site This report provides the results of ...

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0393 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: IG-0393 August 1, 1996 Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position Inspection Report: IG-0393 (164.81 KB) More Documents & Publications The ...

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

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

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

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, ...

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: IG-0809 January 2009 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System This ... More Documents & Publications Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809 Inspection ...

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0531 November 13, 2001 Inspection of Cyber Security Standards for Sensitive Personal Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of ...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and ...

  8. F Reactor Inspection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-10-29

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

  9. F Reactor Inspection

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-11-24

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

  10. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2013 Doc. No. ... cell. 2.1.4 Pond 4 Pond 4 is a lined, solar-evaporation pond that collects disposal ...

  11. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2012 Doc. No. ... Ditch. 2.1.4 Pond 4 Pond 4 is a lined, solar-evaporation pond that collects disposal ...

  12. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2006-01-01

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

  13. Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- February 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

  15. Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  16. WRI-Earth Trends Data | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    with detailed metadata that reports on research methodologies and the information's reliability. All of these resources are made available to the public at no charge." References...

  17. Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy

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

    Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for

  18. Operational phase of inspection prioritization

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Campbell, D.J.; Guthrie, V.H.; Flanagan, G.F.

    1985-01-01

    Inspectors must make many decisions on the allocation of their efforts. To date, these decisions have been made based upon their own judgment and guidance from inspection procedures. The goal of this paper is to provide PRA information as an additional aid to inspectors. A structured approach for relating PRA information to specific inspection decisions has been developed. The use of PRA information as an aid in optimal decision making (1) in response to the current plant status and (2) in the scheduling of effort over an extended period of time is considered. 21 figs.

  19. Guided acoustic wave inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chinn, Diane J.

    2004-10-05

    A system for inspecting a conduit for undesirable characteristics. A transducer system induces guided acoustic waves onto said conduit. The transducer system detects the undesirable characteristics of the conduit by receiving guided acoustic waves that contain information about the undesirable characteristics. The conduit has at least two sides and the transducer system utilizes flexural modes of propagation to provide inspection using access from only the one side of the conduit. Cracking is detected with pulse-echo testing using one transducer to both send and receive the guided acoustic waves. Thinning is detected in through-transmission testing where one transducer sends and another transducer receives the guided acoustic waves.

  20. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

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

    SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page ii PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE TABLE OF CONTENTS E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page 1 of 1 PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect and

  1. Robotic Welding and Inspection System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2008-06-01

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

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008...

  3. Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    6 Annual Inspection - Grand Junction, Colorado, Office Site April 2016 Page 1 Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site 1.1 Inspection Summary The Grand Junction, ...

  4. Inspection Report: S05IS042 | Department of Energy

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

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

  5. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W.T.; Treanor, R.C.

    1994-12-06

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage is described for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a Y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure. 4 figures.

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy

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

    Earthline is a division of RMI Titanium Company headquartered in Niles, Ohio. PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0530 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-L-01-05 Audit ...

  7. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, William T.; Treanor, Richard C.

    1994-01-01

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

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0477 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0477 July 26, 2000 Inspection of Cost Recovery Concerns at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. ...

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    This inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to know. IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0633 (24.82 KB) More ...

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0679 | Department of Energy

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

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0679 March 10, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to the Shipment of Classified Parts to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (U) This inspection report is...

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- September 2006

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0455 | Department of Energy

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

    55 Inspection Report: IG-0455 December 22, 1999 Inspection of the Sale of a Paragon Supercomputer by Sandia National Laboratories On July 27, 1999, we initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the sale and repurchase of an INTEL Paragon XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the Paragon supercomputer to a Chinese national could be

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0478 | Department of Energy

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

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0478 July 28, 2000 Inspection on the Review of Scientific Integrity Issues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection into issues relating to allegations of scientific misconduct on the part of a research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley). This was done in response to your request. Inspection Report: IG-0478 (73.4 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-M-14-09 Semiannual

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was performed during March and April 2009 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, which is within the

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0401 | Department of Energy

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

    01 Inspection Report: IG-0401 March 10, 1997 Report on Inspection of the Performance Based Incentive Program at the Richland Operations Office Inspection Report: IG-0401 (342.98 KB) More Documents & Publications John C. Layton: Before The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations U.S. House of Representatives Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03 Audit Report: OAS-L-06-18

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0604 June 2, 2003 Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of select grants funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SRO). Specifically, the purpose of this inspection was to review the oversight and management of grant monies awarded by SRO for emergency response and law enforcement-related activities.

  17. Inspection Report: IG-9701 | Department of Energy

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

    9701 Inspection Report: IG-9701 January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Inspection Report: IG-9701 (70.23 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 Audit Report: IG-0387 Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the January 17, 1996, Electrical Accident With Injury in Building 209, Technical Area 21, Tritium Science and Fabrication Facility, Los

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0372 | Department of Energy

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

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0372 May 9, 1995 Inspection of Power Purchase Contracts at the Western Area Power Administration Inspection Report: IG-0372 (171.57 KB) More Documents & Publications EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement QER - Comment of American Public Power Association 5 Microsoft Word - competitionincontractingguidev2.doc

  19. Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy

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

    9502 Inspection Report: INS-9502 July 26, 1995 Report on Inspection of Analytical Laboratories Oversight at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Inspection Report: INS-9502 (149.25 KB) More Documents & Publications CX-012335: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-012729: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-014287: Categorical Exclusion Determination

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0369 | Department of Energy

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

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0369 March 22, 1995 Report on Inspection of Los Alamos National Laboratory's System for Controlling Cost Overruns on Work-for-Others Projects Inspection Report: IG-0369 (110.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-M-14-03 FY 2009 LDRD Report Audit Report: DOE/IG-0917

  1. Drum inspection robots: Application development

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hazen, F.B.; Warner, R.D.

    1996-02-01

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

  2. Visual inspection reliability for precision manufactured parts

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

    See, Judi E.

    2015-09-04

    Sandia National Laboratories conducted an experiment for the National Nuclear Security Administration to determine the reliability of visual inspection of precision manufactured parts used in nuclear weapons. In addition visual inspection has been extensively researched since the early 20th century; however, the reliability of visual inspection for nuclear weapons parts has not been addressed. In addition, the efficacy of using inspector confidence ratings to guide multiple inspections in an effort to improve overall performance accuracy is unknown. Further, the workload associated with inspection has not been documented, and newer measures of stress have not been applied.

  3. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1984-12-21

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

  4. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Oakley, David J.; Groves, Oliver J.; Kaiser, Bruce J.

    1986-01-01

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

  5. Generative inspection process planner for integrated production

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, C.W. . Kansas City Div.); Gyorog, D.A. . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1990-04-01

    This work describes the design prototype development of a generative process planning system for dimensional inspection. The system, IPPEX (Inspection Process Planning EXpert), is a rule-based expert system for integrated production. Using as advanced product modeler, relational databases, and artificial intelligence techniques, IPPEX generates the process plan and part program for the dimensional inspection of products using CMMs. Through an application interface, the IPPEX system software accesses product definition from the product modeler. The modeler is a solid geometric modeler coupled with a dimension and tolerance modeler. Resource data regarding the machines, probes, and fixtures are queried from databases. IPPEX represents inspection process knowledge as production rules and incorporates an embedded inference engine to perform decision making. The IPPEX system, its functional architecture, system architecture, system approach, product modeling environment, inspection features, inspection knowledge, hierarchical planning strategy, user interface formats, and other fundamental issues related to inspection planning and part programming for CMMs are described. 27 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Inspection Report: S99IS019 | Department of Energy

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

    9IS019 Inspection Report: S99IS019 June 30, 1999 Inspection of the Chem-Bio Facility at ORNL Inspection Report: S99IS019 (116.97 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-00-01 Inspection Report: IG-0492 Inspection Report: IG-0695

  7. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM - 2011

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2012-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2011 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2011 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2011-00026, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2011, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2011 met the requirements of C-ESR-G-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 25, 26 and 34 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2011-00495, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2011, Waste Tanks 25, 26, 34 and 41. A total of 5813 photographs were made and 835 visual and video inspections were performed during 2011. A potential leaksite was discovered at Tank 4 during routine annual inspections performed in 2011. The new crack, which is above the allowable fill level, resulted in no release to the environment or tank annulus. The location of the crack is documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.6.

  8. System for inspection of stacked cargo containers

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Derenzo, Stephen

    2011-08-16

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

  9. Robotic Wind Turbine Inspection | GE Global Research

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

    Advances Wind Turbine Inspection Through Robotic Trials Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) GE Advances Wind Turbine Inspection Through Robotic Trials GE Global Research is advancing technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for customers. Currently, an inspector

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy

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

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0433 December 3, 1998 Inspection of Department of Energy's Conference Policies and Practices The Department of Energy (Department) is a recognized world leader in technological breakthroughs brought about by its many research and development programs. To further these technical and scientific achievements, the Department and its contractors conduct numerous conferences, meetings or symposiums every year. This inspection sampled conferencing practices at the Department's

  11. F Reactor Inspection | Department of Energy

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

    F Reactor Inspection F Reactor Inspection Addthis Description Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0658 | Department of Energy

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

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0658 August 11, 2004 Protective Force Response to a Security Incident at Sandia National Laboratory, California In the early morning hours of February 8, 2004, a 1 ton utility truck dragging a length of chain link fence and traveling at a high rate of speed approached an entrance leading into the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Sandia National Laboratory, California. Inspection Report: IG-0658 (1.28 MB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0742

  14. INSPECTION REPORT Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence

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

    Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory INS-O-15-01 October 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 7, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Government Vehicle Utilization at Lawrence Livermore

  15. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary

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

    Report - February 2003 | Department of Energy Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides a summary of the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE)

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0593 | Department of Energy

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

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0593 April 1, 2003 Concerns Related to the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation The Office of Inspector General (OIG)...

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...

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

    Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at ...

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator...

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

    Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the ...

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and...

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy

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

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

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

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

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

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

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

    and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the ... The results of a concurrent inspection of the site's environment, safety, and health ...

  3. Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2001-10-08

    ACE-IT is a computer-based training tool developed to simulate an on-site inspection of a facility. Inspectors and hosts practice realistic scenarios to prepare for inspections, to supplement tabletop and mock inspections, and for general training in managed access techniques. A training exercise is conducted between interconnected computer workstations. Participants at each workstation play a role, such as inspector or host, and the exercise permits team-specific actions at each stage of the inspection. Prompts and on-screenmore » menus let the participants know what responses are expected from them to continue the exercise.« less

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy

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

    Additionally, the Secretary requested that the Inspector General conduct a thorough examination of the establishment and filling of the Department's Ombudsman position. Inspection ...

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0756 | Department of Energy

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

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0756 February 2, 2007 Chemical Safety Protocols at the Pantex Plant The Pantex Plant (Pantex) mission includes, among other things, AND OBJECTIVE the...

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0615 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: IG-0615 August 11, 2003 Oversight of Shock Sensitive Chemicals at the Department's Ames Laboratory Shock sensitive chemicals, which are used throughout the ...

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0762 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: IG-0762 March 28, 2007 Internal Controls Over Computer Property at the ... In support of this mission, CN procures and maintains computer processing equipment such ...

  8. Belt Vision Inspection System | Department of Energy

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

    in mining conveyance systems. Provides a user interface for belt inspection at installation points using software that controls the cameras, collects encoder data, and ...

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspection Report: IG-0636 January 23, 2004 Protective Force Performance Test Improprieties On June 26, 2003, a protective force performance test was conducted at the Department of ...

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0703 | Department of Energy

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

    LANL has also discharged industrial wastewater and other waste into many of the canyons at the facility. Inspection Report: IG-0703 (511.27 KB) More Documents & Publications ...

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0619 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    The Security Afforded Selected Tritium Reservoir Shipments (U) The inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to ...

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0628 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0628 December 5, 2003 Internal Controls Over Classified Computers and Classified Removable Media at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computers are ...

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0536 | Department of Energy

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

    December 20, 2001 Follow-on Inspection of the Department of Energy's Value Engineering Program Value Engineering is a recognized management tool which, if properly implemented and ...

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0587 | Department of Energy

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

    February 21, 2003 Inspection Firearms Internal Controls at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) maintains 1,643 ...

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0735 | Department of Energy

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

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0735 August 3, 2006 Destruction of Classified Hard Drives at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico Report on Sandia National Laboratory in reference to...

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy

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

    an inspection at the Nevada Operations Office (NVO) and the Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) to determine if explosives were being stored in accordance with applicable DOE...

  18. INS-0-99-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING

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

    9-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER OPERATIONS OFFICE OCTOBER 1998 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS SDepartment of Energy S"Washington, DC 20585 October 5, 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY F.OM: Grego H. Friedman Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River

  19. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jenkins, Charles F.; Howard, Boyd D.

    1998-01-01

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

  20. Results of an effective cable inspection program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lenko, J.P.; Charlton, C.B.; Vollkommer, H.T. Jr.

    1995-10-01

    To provide better service to customers and to maximize the service life of distribution underground cables, a cable inspection program began in April of 1992. This inspection program covers medium voltage cable and supplements the minimum AEIC testing requirements done by manufacturers. The AEP program has resulted in preventing substandard and non-specified cables from being placed in service. This program requires manufacturers to send a two foot sample of cable from each shipping reel prior to shipment to the Electrical Laboratory for inspection. The samples are then randomly selected for inspection. Results of each inspection are reported to AEP Operating Companies within five days and are logged into a yearly accumulative data base per manufacturer. During 1993, approximately 108,000 feet of cable were returned to manufacturers which represents about 4.54% of the medium voltage cable received on the AEP System. As a result of this inspection program it appears that several cable manufacturers have improved their product or production system resulting in a cleaner cable, meeting Company and industry standards. Results of these inspections are passed on to their customers through lower costs and a more reliable distribution system. The results of this in-house inspection program are evaluated by Distribution Engineering and sent to Purchasing for their use when preparing blanket purchase orders for cable.

  1. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1999

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Moore, C.J.

    2000-04-14

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1999 to evaluate these vessels and auxiliary appurtenances along with evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  2. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G.

    1997-04-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1996 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report.

  3. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1992

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G.

    1992-12-31

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1992 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  4. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 2000

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, W.R.

    2001-04-17

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2000 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report.

  5. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 1997

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G.

    1998-05-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1997 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  6. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G.

    1999-10-27

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1998 to evaluate these vessels and auxiliary appurtenances, along with evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report.

  7. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program: 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G. Sr.

    1996-04-01

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

  8. Automatic visual inspection of hybrid microcircuits

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hines, R.E.

    1980-05-01

    An automatic visual inspection system using a minicomputer and a video digitizer was developed for inspecting hybrid microcircuits (HMC) and thin-film networks (TFN). The system performed well in detecting missing components on HMCs and reduced the testing time for each HMC by 75%.

  9. Underground pipe inspection device and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Germata, Daniel Thomas (Wadsworth, IL)

    2009-02-24

    A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.

  10. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2010-06-21

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

  11. Uranium at Y-12: Inspection | Y-12 National Security Complex

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

    Inspection Uranium at Y-12: Inspection Posted: July 22, 2013 - 3:36pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 10, Issue 1 | 2013 Inspection of enriched uranium is performed by dimensional checks and ...

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

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

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

  13. V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of...

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

    2: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability August 31, 2013 - ...

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

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

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2008 June 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex ...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  16. 2010 Inspection and Status Report for the Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection - Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Site, Rincn, Puerto Rico October 2013 Page 1 2013 Inspection and Status Report for the Former Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

  17. GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthines...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness...

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006...

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

    DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 April 2006 Inspection of the Radiological Assistance Program This report provides the ...

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

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

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

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

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

    Complex, Volume I - September 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I - September 2005 September 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007...

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

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's...

  2. Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool | Department of Energy

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

    Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Presented at the ... - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Final Report - Improved Large Aperture Collector Manufacturing

  3. Advanced maintenance, inspection & repair technology for nuclear power plants

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hinton, B.M.

    1994-12-31

    Maintenance, inspection, and repair technology for nuclear power plants is outlined. The following topics are discussed: technology for reactor systems, reactor refueling bridge, fuel inspection system, fuel shuffling software, fuel reconstitution, CEA/RCCA/CRA inspection, vessel inspection capabilities, CRDM inspection and repair, reactor internals inspection and repair, stud tensioning system, stud/nut cleaning system, EDM machining technology, MI Cable systems, core exit T/C nozzle assemblies, technology for steam generators, genesis manipulator systems, ECT, UT penetrant inspections, steam generator repair and cleaning systems, technology for balance of plant, heat exchangers, piping and weld inspections, and turbogenerators.

  4. UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lamb, G.W.; Whinnery, W.N.

    1991-12-31

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

  5. 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Office of Legacy Management 2003 Annual Inspection - Weldon Spring, Missouri February 2004 ... Spring, Missouri, Site DOEOffice of Legacy Management 2003 Annual Inspection - Salt ...

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

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

    4 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health...

  7. RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) inspection manual. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1988-04-22

    The RCRA Inspection Manual is intended to assist RCRA field inspectors in their performance of Compliance Evaluation Inspections of RCRA generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Included in the document are inspection procedures for both interim status and permitted facilities. The guidance also provides inspection checklists to aid the inspectors in their review of facility compliance. The Manual will assist RCRA inspectors and enforcement personnel to: conduct RCRA inspections efficiently and professionally, to determine facility compliance with RCRA regulations, adequately prepare for and conduct inspections at RCRA generators, transporters and TSD's, review facility permits for inspection of permitted facilities, and prepare quality inspection reports.

  8. ARM Program Data Quality Inspection and Assessment Activities...

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

    ARM Program Data Quality Inspection and Assessment Activities: A Streamlined Approach C. ... Measurement (ARM) Program is to inspect and assess the quality of the data it collects. ...

  9. High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and...

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

    Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues These slides were presented at the ...

  10. 2015 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, was inspected on October 27, 2015. The inspection was conducted by S. Smith and K. Broberg of the DOE Legacy Management Support contractor. ...

  11. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2011-06-23

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

  12. CTBT on-site inspections

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zucca, J. J.

    2014-05-09

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

  13. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-06-23

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present. 7 figs.

  14. Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-09-15

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

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0645 | Department of Energy

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

    Release includes visual access by foreign nationals to United States-origin equipment and facilities and oral exchange of information. Inspection Report: IG-0645 (1.07 MB) More ...

  16. ETA-UTP011 - Receipt Inspection

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

    ... Although most of the minimum requirements can be verified by a physical inspection or document review, some require a dynamic test for validation. For these items, the step in ...

  17. How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology...

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

    How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in ...

  18. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

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

    Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 ... Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect ...

  19. Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    LAS VEGAS – Nevada Field Office and U.S. Air Force staff conducted inspections of a partially-buried rocket located at a historic testing location on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) earlier this year.

  20. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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

    and Security. The inspection also included an evaluation of the environment, safety, and health management program at the site, the results of which are provided in Volume I to...

  1. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Solar Energy Technologies Office

    2010-08-03

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

  2. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Facility Inspection Report June 2014 6319-D6320 8972.2 0614 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6322 6319D-6346 8972.3 0614 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking ...

  3. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  4. Component with inspection-facilitating features

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  5. Emerging nondestructive inspection methods for aging aircraft

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Beattie, A; Dahlke, L; Gieske, J

    1994-01-01

    This report identifies and describes emerging nondestructive inspection (NDI) methods that can potentially be used to inspect commercial transport and commuter aircraft for structural damage. The nine categories of emerging NDI techniques are: acoustic emission, x-ray computed tomography, backscatter radiation, reverse geometry x-ray, advanced electromagnetics, including magnetooptic imaging and advanced eddy current techniques, coherent optics, advanced ultrasonics, advanced visual, and infrared thermography. The physical principles, generalized performance characteristics, and typical applications associated with each method are described. In addition, aircraft inspection applications are discussed along with the associated technical considerations. Finally, the status of each technique is presented, with a discussion on when it may be available for use in actual aircraft maintenance programs. It should be noted that this is a companion document to DOT/FAA/CT-91/5, Current Nondestructive Inspection Methods for Aging Aircraft.

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0677 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0677 February 22, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to Out-Processing of Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory The core mission of the Department...

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy

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

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0480 September 1, 2000 Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as "GAIN SHARING" where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0621 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0621 September 25, 2003 Firearms Internal Controls at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Some Department of Energy (DOE) sites maintain firearms for AND OBJECTIVE use by protective forces to secure and safeguard facilities, nuclear weapons and materials, and employees. Firearms are considered sensitive items by DOE and are subject to strict inventory controls. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an inspection of internal controls over firearms at DOE's

  9. Inspection of lithographic mask blanks for defects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sommargren, Gary E.

    2001-01-01

    A visible light method for detecting sub-100 nm size defects on mask blanks used for lithography. By using optical heterodyne techniques, detection of the scattered light can be significantly enhanced as compared to standard intensity detection methods. The invention is useful in the inspection of super-polished surfaces for isolated surface defects or particulate contamination and in the inspection of lithographic mask or reticle blanks for surface defects or bulk defects or for surface particulate contamination.

  10. IAEA inspections; Experience and future tasks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Schuricht, V. )

    1991-01-01

    IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspections are an essential part of the international safeguards system. In this paper past trends in safeguards and their impact on inspection activities are described. Such trends are, inter alia, the development of safeguards technology, of new approaches, of a highly computerized in international safeguards are considered, especially from the point of view of inspectors and their activities in the field and at headquarters.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0442 | Department of Energy

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

    42 Inspection Report: IG-0442 April 1, 1999 Inspection of Selected Issues Regarding the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Program One method used by the Department of Energy (DOE) to promote worker safety is through the Department's accident investigation program. The objectives of the program are, among other things, to enhance safety and health of employees, to prevent the recurrence of accidents, and to reduce accident fatality rates and promote a downward trend in the number and

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0465 | Department of Energy

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

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0465 March 23, 2000 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Export License Process for Foreign National Visits and Assignments The Fiscal Year 2000 National Defense Authorization Act provided that not later than March 30 of each year, beginning this year, the President shall submit to Congress an annual report on the United States (US) Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0492 | Department of Energy

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

    92 Inspection Report: IG-0492 February 2, 2001 Inspection of Department of Energy Activities Involving Biological Select Agents The Department of Energy's laboratories, including those managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration, conduct research involving biological select agents and select agent materials (e.g., DNA or select agents and subunits of toxins derived from select agents). For example, the laboratories are currently working to develop detection and response systems to

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0517 | Department of Energy

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

    17 Inspection Report: IG-0517 August 24, 2001 Inspection of Selected Office of Security and Emergency Operations Firearms Inventories The Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a large inventory of firearms for use by protective forces at numerous DOE sites and for training at the Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (NNSI), formerly the Central Training Academy. Some excess firearms, as well as firearms that are not needed to meet current operational requirements, are stored by the

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0544 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0544 March 12, 2002 Inspection of the Accountability and Control of Sealed Radioactive Sources at Selected Department of Energy Sites Sealed radioactive sources consist of radioactive material either contained within a sealed capsule, sealed between layers of non-radioactive material, or firmly fixed to a non-radioactive surface. Statistics in the United States Radiation Accident Registry show that of the 246 major radiation accidents in the United States between 1944 and

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0597 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0597 April 24, 2003 Inspection of Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including processing classified national security information. LANL reported an inventory of approximately 5,000 laptop and 30,000 desktop computers at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy

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

    93 Inspection Report: IG-0693 June 17, 2005 Review of Security at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection of security at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The SPR is the United States' emergency stockpile of crude oil and was established in response to the 1973- 1974 oil embargo. The reserve currently stores approximately 695 million barrels of oil in underground salt caverns located in Louisiana and Texas. The SPR

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory- October 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920

  20. Inspection Report: S01IS007 | Department of Energy

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

    1IS007 Inspection Report: S01IS007 December 14, 2007 Facility Representative Certification at the Chicago Operations Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inspection Report: S02IS020

  1. Inspection Report: S99IS022 | Department of Energy

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

    S99IS022 Inspection Report: S99IS022 December 1, 1999 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Domestic Partner Travel Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: S05IS022 Inspection Report: INS-L-11-05

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- August 2007

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Safety Systems Inspection Criteria in implementing Integrated Safety Management, (HSS CRAD 45-11, Rev. 3)

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  7. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-01

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Credit Card Usage and Property Management Concerns

  8. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-02

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Selected Coordination Activities by the Department of Energy’s Office of Transportation Safeguards

  9. Inspection Report: S95IS017 | Department of Energy

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

    5IS017 Inspection Report: S95IS017 January 1, 1995 Summary Abstract Report of Inspection on "Alleged Improper Management Actions by the Office of Environment Management Officials" Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S01IS018 Summary Letter Report: S10IS013 Inspection Report: INS-L-13-02

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- June 2005

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  13. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- May 2007

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  14. International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool (INSIST)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    St. Pierre, D.E.; Steinmaus, K.L.; Moon, B.D.

    1994-07-01

    DOE is committed to providing technologies to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to meet escalating monitoring and inspection requirements associated with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). One example of technology provided to the IAEA is the information management and remote monitoring capabilities being customized for the IAEA by the International Safeguards Division of the Office of Non-Proliferation and National Security. The ongoing Safeguards Information Management Systems (SIMS) program is an interlaboratory effort providing the IAEA with a range of information management capabilities designed to enhance the effectiveness of their nuclear inspection activities. The initial commitment involved the customization of computer capabilities to provide IAEA with the basic capability to geographically organize, store, and retrieve the large quantity of information involved in their nuclear on site inspection activities in Iraq. This initial system, the International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool (INSIST), was developed by DOE`s Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). To date, two INSIST workstations have been deployed at the IAEA. The first has been used to support the IAEA Action Team in the inspection of Iraqi nuclear facilities since August 1993. A second, and similar, workstation has been deployed to support environmental monitoring under the IAEA 93+2 Programme. Both INSIST workstations geographically integrate analog (video) and digital data to provide an easy to use and effective tool for storing retrieving and displaying multimedia site and facility information including world-wide maps, satellite and aerial imagery, on site photography, live inspection videos, and treaty and inspection textual information. The interactive, UNIX-based workstations have a variety of peripheral devices for information input and output. INSIST software includes commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modules and application-specific code developed at PNL.

  15. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 August 21, 2015 Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at the Site Office Publically available version of the OUO report issued in September 2014 FREQUENTLY REQUESTED FOIA: Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 (1.9 MB) More Documents & Publications INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0921 Audit Letter Report: INS-L-07-05 Inspection Report: INS-L-12-03

  16. Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Kansas City Plant. The inspection was conducted in April and May 2004 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations,

  17. December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool | Department of

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

    Energy 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool December 4, 2007 The Department's National Energy Technology Laboratory announces the development of a new robotic pipeline inspection tool that could revolutionize the pipeline inspection process. The wireless, self-propelled Explorer II proved its worth when it was tested in a live 8-inch distribution main pressurized at

  18. Ultrasonic corrosion inspection of crude oil pipeline

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kondo, Munetaka; Kobayashi Motoi; Kurashima, Mineo

    1999-07-01

    An ultrasonic in-line inspection tool has successfully inspected a crude oil pipeline, which is 48-inches in diameter and 1,287 kms in length. This is one of the biggest crude oil pipeline systems in the world. The longest distance of a single inspection run is 1,055 km. The survey runs have been carried out total eight times from 1989 to 1998. The ultrasonic instruments were upgraded and the new ultrasonic tool was built in 1995. The new ultrasonic tool has 512 ultrasonic transducers and the firing interval of each transducer is 1.6 ms (625 Hz). The specified criterion for the grading of the data collected by the ultrasonic tool is single transducer grading. This criterion requires that corrosion will be reported when a single transducer detects a metal loss. The data observation software for personal computers is supplied to show inspection results and measured data collected by the ultrasonic tool. This paper describes the ultrasonic corrosion inspection technology of the ultrasonic tool applied for this project.

  19. Remote inspection system for hazardous sites

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Redd, J.; Borst, C.; Volz, R.A.; Everett, L.J.

    1999-04-01

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

  20. Feasibility of Magnetostrictive Sensor Inspection of Containments

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kwun, H.

    1999-03-01

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

  1. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program -- 1993

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G. Sr.

    1994-05-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1993 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report. The 1993 inspection program revealed that the condition of the Savannah River Site waste tanks had not changed significantly from that reported in the previous annual report. No new leaksites were observed. No evidence of corrosion or materials degradation was observed in the waste tanks. However, degradation was observed on covers of the concrete encasements for the out-of-service transfer lines to Tanks 1 through 8.

  2. An intelligent inspection and survey robot

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Byrd, J.S.

    1995-10-01

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

  3. Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Burns, Geroge R.; Yang, Pin

    2010-01-19

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

  4. Contoured Surface Eddy Current Inspection System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Batzinger, Thomas James; Fulton, James Paul; Rose, Curtis Wayne; Perocchi, Lee Cranford

    2003-04-08

    Eddy current inspection of a contoured surface of a workpiece is performed by forming a backing piece of flexible, resiliently yieldable material with a contoured exterior surface conforming in shape to the workpiece contoured surface. The backing piece is preferably cast in place so as to conform to the workpiece contoured surface. A flexible eddy current array probe is attached to the contoured exterior surface of the backing piece such that the probe faces the contoured surface of the workpiece to be inspected when the backing piece is disposed adjacent to the workpiece. The backing piece is then expanded volumetrically by inserting at least one shim into a slot in the backing piece to provide sufficient contact pressure between the probe and the workpiece contoured surface to enable the inspection of the workpiece contoured surface to be performed.

  5. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1993-11-02

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

  6. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, B. T.; Hsieh, Chung-Kao

    1993-01-01

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

  7. X-ray radiography for container inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Katz, Jonathan I.; Morris, Christopher L.

    2011-06-07

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

  8. Cylinder yard inspections and corrective actions

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barlow, C.R.; Ziehlke, K.T.; Pryor, W.A.

    1990-07-31

    Inspection of valves on stored uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders was initiated at the three diffusion plant sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Paducah, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio as the result of the discovery of valve defects and evidence of valve leaks at the Oak Ridge K-25 plant. The coordinated inspection culminated in the identification of additional factors related to long-term safe storage of UF{sub 6}, and plans for correction of such deficiencies are presently being developed and implemented. These corrective actions supplement existing programs aimed at assurance of safe storage as summarized in the report.

  9. Multi-level scanning method for defect inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bokor, Jeffrey; Jeong, Seongtae

    2002-01-01

    A method for performing scanned defect inspection of a collection of contiguous areas using a specified false-alarm-rate and capture-rate within an inspection system that has characteristic seek times between inspection locations. The multi-stage method involves setting an increased false-alarm-rate for a first stage of scanning, wherein subsequent stages of scanning inspect only the detected areas of probable defects at lowered values for the false-alarm-rate. For scanning inspection operations wherein the seek time and area uncertainty is favorable, the method can substantially increase inspection throughput.

  10. Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  11. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, William T.; Klingler, Kerry M.; Bauer, Scott G.

    2012-02-28

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

  12. Electronic Out-fall Inspection Application - 12007

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Weymouth, A Kent III; Pham, Minh; Messick, Chuck

    2012-07-01

    In early 2009 an exciting opportunity was presented to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The SRS maintenance group was directed to maintain all Out-falls on Site, increasing their workload from 75 to 183 out-falls with no additional resources. The existing out-fall inspection system consisted of inspections performed manually and documented via paper trail. The inspections were closed out upon completion of activities and placed in file cabinets with no central location for tracking/trending maintenance activities. A platform for meeting new improvements required for documentation by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) out-fall permits was needed to replace this current system that had been in place since the 1980's. This was accomplished by building a geographically aware electronic application that improved reliability of site out-fall maintenance and ensured consistent standards were maintained for environmental excellence and worker efficiency. Inspections are now performed via tablet and uploaded to a central point. Work orders are completed and closed either in the field using tablets (mobile application) or in their offices (via web portal) using PCs. And finally completed work orders are now stored in a central database allowing trending of maintenance activities. (authors)

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0820 | Department of Energy

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

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0820 September 4, 2009 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force Authority The Department of Energy's (Department) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution supporting the Department's scientific, engineering, environmental, and national security activities. Livermore is managed and operated under contract by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) LLC, for the Department's National Nuclear

  14. Testing and inspecting lens by holographic means

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hildebrand, Bernard P.

    1976-01-01

    Processes for the accurate, rapid and inexpensive testing and inspecting of oncave and convex lens surfaces through holographic means requiring no beamsplitters, mirrors or overpower optics, and wherein a hologram formed in accordance with one aspect of the invention contains the entire interferometer and serves as both a master and illuminating source for both concave and said convex surfaces to be so tested.

  15. Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks (Technical Report)...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks ABSTRACT The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ...

  16. Methods and apparatus for multi-parameter acoustic signature inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Samuel, Todd J.; Valencia, Juan D.; Gervais, Kevin L.; Tucker, Brian J.; Kirihara, Leslie J.; Skorpik, James R.; Reid, Larry D.; Munley, John T.; Pappas, Richard A.; Wright, Bob W.; Panetta, Paul D.; Thompson, Jason S.

    2007-07-24

    A multiparameter acoustic signature inspection device and method are described for non-invasive inspection of containers. Dual acoustic signatures discriminate between various fluids and materials for identification of the same.

  17. 2015 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Inspectors saw no evidence for violation of any of the above stated restrictions during the site inspection. 4.0 Inspection Results S. Smith and K. Broberg of Navarro Research and ...

  18. 2015 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... warning signs, a site perimeter fence, and locked gates. 2.4 Inspection Results S. Smith and K. Broberg of the DOE Legacy Management Support contractor conducted the inspection ...

  19. 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection - Grand Junction, Colorado, Site March 2012 Page 1 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site Summary The Grand Junction, Colorado, Site was inspected on February 23, 2012, and was in excellent condition. Physical and institutional controls enacted at the site continue to be effective in preventing exposure to contamination remaining on the property. A 5-year deficiency-based inspection of all real property assets in compliance with DOE Order 430.1B

  20. 2013 Annual Inspection Report for the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection - Grand Junction, Colorado, Site April 2013 Page 1 2013 Annual Inspection Report for the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site Summary The Grand Junction, Colorado, Site was inspected on March 4, 2013, and was in excellent condition. Physical and institutional controls enacted at the site continue to be effective in preventing exposure to contamination remaining on the property. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. 1.0 Introduction This report presents the results of

  1. Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Grand Junction, Colorado, Office Site March 2014 Page 1 Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site 1.1 Inspection Summary The Grand Junction, Colorado, Site was inspected on February 19, 2014, and was in excellent condition. Physical and institutional controls enacted at the site continue to be effective in preventing exposure to contamination remaining on the property. No maintenance needs were identified and no cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. The site was

  2. Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Grand Junction, Colorado, Office Site March 2015 Page 1 Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site 1.1 Inspection Summary The Grand Junction, Colorado, Site was inspected on February 18, 2015, and was in good condition. Physical and institutional controls enacted at the site continue to be effective in preventing exposure to contamination remaining on the property. Two minor maintenance needs were identified; however, no cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. The site was

  3. EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding

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

    Offers Efficient Alternative | Department of Energy Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative April 22, 2015 - 2:06pm Addthis ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories- May 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III

  5. Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspection | Department of

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

    Energy Permitting and Inspection Innovation and Success in Solar Permitting and Inspection This document summarizes several successful initiatives to streamline and standardize permitting requirements for local solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. webinar_062613_solar_permitting_inspections.pdf (3.03 MB) More Documents & Publications webinar_innovation_permitting_inspections.doc Final Report - Developing Solar Friendly Communities SunShot Prize Race to 7-Day Solar

  6. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps | Department of Energy

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

    Inspect and Repair Steam Traps Inspect and Repair Steam Traps This tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies. STEAM TIP SHEET #1 Inspect and Repair Steam Traps (January 2012) (393.77 KB) More Documents & Publications Flash High-Pressure Condensate to Regenerate Low-Pressure Steam Steam Pressure Reduction: Opportunities and Issues Use Steam Jet Ejectors or Thermocompressors

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

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

    Energy Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was performed during March and April 2009 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, which is within the

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November

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

    2002 | Department of Energy Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Pantex Plant This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was conducted in October and November 2002 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December

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

    2009 | Department of Energy Savannah River Site Office - December 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December 2009 December 2009 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Savannah River Site Office and the Tritium Program Facilities This report documents the results of an inspection of nuclear safety at several National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facilities located at Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site. The inspection was performed during

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

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

    2003 | Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Y-12 National Security Complex. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2003 by the Office of

  11. 241-AZ Farm Annulus Extent of Condition Baseline Inspection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Engeman, Jason K.; Girardot, Crystal L.; Vazquez, Brandon J.

    2013-05-15

    This report provides the results of the comprehensive annulus visual inspection for tanks 241- AZ-101 and 241-AZ-102 performed in fiscal year 2013. The inspection established a baseline covering about 95 percent of the annulus floor for comparison with future inspections. Any changes in the condition are also included in this document.

  12. 241-AY-102 Leak Detection Pit Drain Line Inspection Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Boomer, Kayle D.; Engeman, Jason K.; Gunter, Jason R.; Joslyn, Cameron C.; Vazquez, Brandon J.; Venetz, Theodore J.; Garfield, John S.

    2014-01-20

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

  13. Inspection Report: S05IS022 | Department of Energy

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

    5IS022 Inspection Report: S05IS022 March 21, 2005 Review of Possible Inappropriate Job Solicitation Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S05IS042 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inpsection Report: IG-0671

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-05-01

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

  15. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 | Department of Energy

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

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2, 1998 Report On Inspection Regarding Small ... Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 (383.03 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection ...

  16. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, October--December 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-03-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from October 1996 through December 1996.

  17. System for inspecting large size structural components

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1990-01-01

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

  18. Acoustic Inspection Device V1.0

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2002-01-16

    The Acoustic Inspection Device (AID) is an instrument used to interrogate materials with ultrasonic acoustic waves. The AID application software program runs under the Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 operating system. Is serves as the instrument controller and provides the user interface for the instrument known as the Acoustic Inspection Device (AID). The program requests, acquires, and analyzes acoustic waveforms from the AID hardware (pulser/receiver module, digitizer, and communications link). Graphical user displays ofmore » the AID application program include the real-time display of ultrasonic acoustic waveforms and analytical results including acoustic time-of-flight, velocity, and material identification. This program utilizes a novel algorithm, developed at PNNL, that automatically extracts the time-of-flight and amplitude data from the raw waveform and compares the extracted data to a material database.« less

  19. Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 | Department of Energy

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

    Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Work Plan for FY 2013 A list of audits and inspections planned for FY 2013 by the U.S. Department of Enery, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Inspections Planned Audits and Inspections for FY 2013 (63.37 KB) More Documents & Publications Work Plan FY 2016 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Performance Results and FY 2012 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Performance

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0625 | Department of Energy

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

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0625 November 4, 2003 Reporting of Security Incidents at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) performs OBJECTIVES research and development activities in support of national defense that require the highest levels of security. The University of California (UC) manages and operates Livermore under contract with the Department of Energy (DOE), which includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). On May

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0741 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0741 October 10, 2006 Concerns With Security Barriers at theY-12 National Security Complex The DOE Office of Inspector General received an allegation that newly constructed concrete security barriers at the Y-12 site were inadequate because the design of the weapon ports did not take into consideration the space required for the weapons' sight system. Specifically, the complaint alleged that weapon port openings were not designed to accommodate the sight system of

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0742 | Department of Energy

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

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0742 October 11, 2006 Protective Force Property Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore AND OBJECTIVE National Laboratory (LLNL) supports the maintenance of a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and provides expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. LLNL is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site operated by the

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy

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

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0745 November 15, 2006 Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supports the Department of Energy's core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. Livermore personnel perform tests and study various characteristics of nuclear

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0780 | Department of Energy

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

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0780 October 25, 2007 Work Order Estimate and Cost Issues for Site Support Services at Los AlamosNational Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The National Nuclear Security Administration has cognizance over the Laboratory. Site support services at LANL, including maintenance and repairs, are provided by KSL Services Joint Venture (KSL) under a 5-year, almost

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0850 | Department of Energy

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

    50 Inspection Report: IG-0850 April 15, 2011 Verification of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Contract Workers' Eligibility to Work in the U.S. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley) is a research laboratory managed by the Department's Berkeley Site Office (Site Office). Berkeley, operated under contract by the University of California, conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, employing approximately 4,200

  7. APPLYING SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY ACCOMPLISHES VISUAL INSPECTION CHALLENGES

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Robinson, C

    2007-07-21

    This paper discusses the successful implementation of simple video technologies at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to perform complex visual inspection, monitoring, and surveillance tasks. Because SRS facilities are similar to those of an industrial plant, the environmental and accessibility considerations for remote viewing are the primary determining factors in the selection of technology. The constraints and challenges associated with remote viewing are discussed, and examples of applications are given.

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0464 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0464 March 22, 2000 Follow-on Review of the Status of the U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Implementation Plan The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 20001 requires the President to submit to Congress an annual report to include, as a minimum, an audit by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and State of the policies and procedures of the United States (US) Government with respect to the export of

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0591 | Department of Energy

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

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0591 March 20, 2003 Allegations Concerning the Reporting of a Radiological Incident at the Los Alamos National Laboratory On February 15, 2001, an unanticipated airborne release of Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) occurred from a glovebox at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) Technical Area 55 (TA-55) Site. The incident resulted in the contamination of workers. As required, Los Alamos officials prepared an Occurrence Report outlining the circumstances of the incident.

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0605 | Department of Energy

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

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0605 June 5, 2003 National Nuclear Security Administration's Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team Worldwide events have heightened concerns over terrorist attacks, particularly with regard to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction, including radioactive devices, in such attacks. A recent training exercise in Seattle, Washington, involving a simulated terrorist attack using a radioactive "dirty bomb"

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0654 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0654 July 6, 2004 Unauthorized Handguns on National Nuclear Security Administration Aircraft The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received several allegations related to the transport of handguns by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) affiliated personnel between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where a training exercise involving NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) was to be held. One of the allegations was that on October 14, 2003,

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0681 | Department of Energy

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

    81 Inspection Report: IG-0681 March 24, 2005 Concerns Regarding a Non-Viable (Dead)"Anthrax Spore" Research Project at theOak Ridge National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous complaint involving an "anthrax" (Bacillus anthracis, Ames strain) spore research project at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Specifically, it was alleged that: * A former ORNL employee who returned to ORNL as a Guest Researcher

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy

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

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0682 March 24, 2005 The Department of Energy's Review of Chemical and Biological Export License Applications The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 provides that beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, the President shall annually submit to Congress a report by the Inspectors General of, at a minimum, the Departments of Energy (Energy), Commerce (Commerce), Defense (Defense), and State (State) of the policies and procedures

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0687 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0687 April 28, 2005 Property Control and Accountability at the Idaho National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) couples scientific and engineering expertise with unique facilities and operations to execute DOE missions. These missions include addressing the environmental legacy of the Cold War; ensuring a secure, reliable, and sustainable national energy infrastructure; supporting national security programs; and contributing to

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0716 | Department of Energy

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

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0716 January 19, 2006 Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site supporting the Department of Energy's (DOE's) core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0717 | Department of Energy

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

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0717 January 24, 2006 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Los Alamos National Laboratory Protective Force Management The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National AND OBJECTIVES Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The primary national security missions of LANL are to help ensure the safety and reliability of the Nation's nuclear stockpile, prevent the spread of weapons of mass

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0719 | Department of Energy

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

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0719 February 2, 2006 Protective Force Contracts at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Department of Energy (DOE) mission at the Oak Ridge AND OBJECTIVE Reservation requires a paramilitary protective force comprised of several hundred security police officers to safeguard the production and storage of nuclear weapons components, special nuclear material, and other sensitive work. Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut) initially provided protective force services for the Oak

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0754 | Department of Energy

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

    54 Inspection Report: IG-0754 January 18, 2007 Sandia National Laboratory-California Procurement Card Program The mission of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Sandia AND OBJECTIVE National Laboratory-California (Sandia-CA) includes applying advanced science and engineering to support the United States' deterrence policy by ensuring the nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, reducing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and enhancing the surety of energy. Sandia-CA is managed by

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0770 | Department of Energy

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

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0770 July 20, 2007 Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the Department of Energy's (Department) Design Basis Threat process. Facilities such as Pantex

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0774 | Department of Energy

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

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0774 September 7, 2007 Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a national security mission that includes responsibility for the science, engineering and technology related to certain radioactive materials supporting the Nation's nuclear weapons program. These include materials such as plutonium, enriched uranium and depleted uranium. LANL maintains inventories of Categories

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy

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

    94 Inspection Report: IG-0794 May 22, 2008 Office of Science Laboratory Conferences The Department of Energy's Office of Science manages ten major laboratories, comprising one of the most comprehensive research systems of its kind in the world. Office of Science entities hold a variety of conferences that bring together a broad range of scientists and researchers to present scientific results, discuss technologies, and expand collaboration. Federal and Department policies provide guidance on the

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0852 | Department of Energy

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

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0852 July 1, 2011 Alleged Violations of Executive Order 12333, U.S. Intelligence Activities - Improper Retention and Dissemination of Information on U.S. Persons The collection, retention and dissemination of intelligence data involving U.S. Persons is generally governed by Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, July 2008, as amended. U.S. Persons include United States citizens, aliens known to be permanent resident aliens, or

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0859 | Department of Energy

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

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0859 February 17, 2012 Property Accountability and Protection of Federal Sensitive Unclassified Information Under the Cooperative Agreement with the Incorporated County of Los Alamos On September 30, 2008, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) entered into a 5-year Cooperative Agreement with the County of Los Alamos. The Cooperative Agreement contained provisions for the management of Federally-owned personal property provided to the Los Alamos County Fire

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0886 | Department of Energy

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

    86 Inspection Report: IG-0886 April 19, 2013 Alleged Improprieties Regarding the Canine Program at the Department of Energy's Y-12 Site The Department of Energy's (Department) Canine Program is an essential component of its efforts to identify and deter potential threats to infrastructure and personnel. At the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) and other nuclear material hosting sites in the Department, canines are used to detect explosives, narcotics, concealed humans and also track human

  5. Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Containment Structures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Graves, H.L.; Naus, D.J.; Norris, W.E.

    1998-12-01

    Safety-related nuclear power plant (NPP) structures are designed to withstand loadings from a number of low-probability external and interval events, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and loss-of-coolant accidents. Loadings incurred during normal plant operation therefore generally are not significant enough to cause appreciable degradation. However, these structures are susceptible to aging by various processes depending on the operating environment and service conditions. The effects of these processes may accumulate within these structures over time to cause failure under design conditions, or lead to costly repair. In the late 1980s and early 1990s several occurrences of degradation of NPP structures were discovered at various facilities (e.g., corrosion of pressure boundary components, freeze- thaw damage of concrete, and larger than anticipated loss of prestressing force). Despite these degradation occurrences and a trend for an increasing rate of occurrence, in-service inspection of the safety-related structures continued to be performed in a somewhat cursory manner. Starting in 1991, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) published the first of several new requirements to help ensure that adequate in-service inspection of these structures is performed. Current regulatory in-service inspection requirements are reviewed and a summary of degradation experience presented. Nondestructive examination techniques commonly used to inspect the NPP steel and concrete structures to identify and quantify the amount of damage present are reviewed. Finally, areas where nondestructive evaluation techniques require development (i.e., inaccessible portions of the containment pressure boundary, and thick heavily reinforced concrete sections are discussed.

  6. Remote inspection of underground storage tanks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Griebenow, B.L.; Martinson, L.M. )

    1992-01-01

    Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Inc. (WINCO) operates the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the US Department of Energy. The ICPP's mission is to process government-owned spent nuclear fuel. The process involves dissolving the fuel, extracting off uranium, and calcining the waste to a solid form for storage, Prior to calcining, WINCO temporarily stores the liquid waste from this process in eleven 1,135,600-l(300,000-gal), 15,2-m (50-ft)-diam, high-level liquid waste tanks. Each of these stainless steel tanks is contained within an underground concrete vault. The only access to the interior of the tanks is through risers that extend from ground level to the dome of the tanks. WINCO is replacing these tanks because of their age and the fact that they do not meet all of the current design requirements. The tanks will be replaced in two phases. WINCO is now in the Title I design stage for four new tank and vault systems to replace five of the existing systems. The integrity of the six remaining tanks must be verified to continue their use until they can be replaced in the second phase. To perform any integrity analysis, the inner surface of the tanks must be inspected. The remote tank inspection (RTI) robotic system, designed by RedZone Robotics of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was developed to access the interior of the tanks and position various end effectors required to perform tank wall inspections.

  7. Quality assurance inspections for shipping and storage containers

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stromberg, H.M.; Roberts, G.D.; Bryce, J.H.

    1996-04-01

    This is a guide for conducting quality assurance inspections of transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage system suppliers. (Suppliers are defined as designers, fabricators, distributors, users or owners of those packaging and storage systems.) This guide may be used during inspection to determine regulatory compliance with 10 CFR, Part 71, Subpart H; 10 CFR, Part 72, Subpart G; 10 CFR, Part 21; and supplier`s quality assurance program commitments. It was developed to provide a structured, consistent approach to inspections. The guidance therein provides a framework for evaluation of transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage systems quality assurance programs. Inspectors are provided with the flexibility to adapt the methods and concepts to meet inspection requirements for the particular facility. The method used in the guide treats each activity at a facility as a separate performance element and combines the activities within the framework of an ``inspection tree.``The method separates each performance element into several areas for inspection and identifies guidelines, based on regulatory requirements, to qualitatively evaluate each area. This guide also serves as a field manual to facilitate quality assurance inspection activities. This guide replaces an earlier one, NUREG/CR-5717 (Packing Supplier Inspection Guide). This replacement guide enhances the inspection activities for transportation packagings and adds the dry spent fuel storage system quality assurance inspection activities.

  8. INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

    2005-07-13

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

  9. Inspection of Fusion Joints in Plastic Pipe

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Connie Reichert

    2005-09-01

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

  10. Performance-based inspection and maintenance strategies

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Vesely, W.E.

    1995-04-01

    Performance-based inspection and maintenance strategies utilize measures of equipment performance to help guide inspection and maintenance activities. A relevant measure of performance for safety system components is component unavailability. The component unavailability can also be input into a plant risk model such as a Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) to determine the associated plant risk performance. Based on the present and projected unavailability performance, or the present and projected risk performance, the effectiveness of current maintenance activities can be evaluated and this information can be used to plan future maintenance activities. A significant amount of information other than downtimes or failure times is collected or can be collected when an inspection or maintenance is conducted which can be used to estimate the component unavailability. This information generally involves observations on the condition or state of the component or component piecepart. The information can be detailed such as the amount of corrosion buildup or can be general such as the general state of the component described as {open_quotes}high degradation{close_quotes}, {open_quotes}moderate degradation{close_quotes}, or {open_quotes}low degradation{close_quotes}. Much of the information collected in maintenance logs is qualitative and fuzzy. As part of an NRC Research program on performance-based engineering modeling, approaches have been developed to apply Fuzzy Set Theory to information collected on the state of the component to determine the implied component or component piecepart unavailability. Demonstrations of the applications of Fuzzy Set Theory are presented utilizing information from plant maintenance logs. The demonstrations show the power of Fuzzy Set Theory in translating engineering information to reliability and risk implications.

  11. Coordinate Measuring Machine Pit Artifact Inspection Procedure

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    Montano, Joshua D.

    2012-07-31

    The goal of this document is to outline a procedure for dimensional measurement of Los Alamos National Laboratory's CMM Pit Artifact. This procedure will be used by the Manufacturing Practice's Inspection Technology Subgroup of the Interagency Manufacturing Operations Group and Joint Operations Weapon Operations Group (IMOG/JOWOG 39) round robin participants. The intent is to assess the state of industry within the Nuclear Weapons Complex for measurements made on this type of part and find which current measurement strategies and techniques produce the best results.

  12. Guidelines for Engineering, Design, and Inspection Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    Engineering, design, and inspection (ED&I) activities begin with the preliminary design (Title I). Pre-Title I activities are not considered part of the ED&I activities. Architectural/Engineering (A/E) activities are part of the ED&I activities. A/E activities are services that are an integral part of the production and delivery of the design plans, specifications, and drawings. This chapter defines ED&I and A/E activities and discusses how to estimate and track them.

  13. Include tech service engineers in turnaround inspections

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    Miller, J.E.

    1987-05-01

    Process Unit startup problems can be minimized by having technical service or process engineers perform equipment turnaround inspections. Most plants have inspectors who are specifically trained to identify corrosion, fatigue and other conditions that lead to deterioration of equipment mechanical integrity. Inspectors are also concerned with the proper assembly of equipment to ensure that all construction agrees with the field drawings. Training and knowledge of how process equipment actually operates often varies among individual inspectors. This, unfortunately, can lead to process equipment performance problems after startup with equipment that is reportedly in good mechanical condition.

  14. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

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    Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T.; Parent, Philippe; Reinholdtsen, Paul A.

    1991-01-01

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respected to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations.

  15. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Parent, P.; Reinholdtsen, P.A.

    1991-02-26

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method are described in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respect to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations. 7 figures.

  16. ORISE Contract, PART I - SCHEDULE, Section E Inspection and Acceptance

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    E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 52.246-5 INSPECTION OF SERVICES - COST-REIMBURSEMENT (APR 1984) ......................................................................................................................... 3 E.2 ACCEPTANCE (MAY 1997) .......................................................................................... 4 Section E - Page 1 of 4 DE-AC05-06OR23100 Blank Page Section E - Page 2 of 4 DE-AC05-06OR23100 PART I - SCHEDULE SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 52.246-5

  17. Inspection Report: INS-0-99-02 | Department of Energy

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    0-99-02 Inspection Report: INS-0-99-02 July 9, 1999 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Professional Research or Teaching Leave In March 1999, while conducting other Inspection work, the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General determined that officials at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) had authorized and paid 24 months of "Professional Research or Teaching Leave" for two Livermore employees. These employees were research scholars at a

  18. How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology | GE Global

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    Research How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Healthcare and industrial inspection technologies seem worlds apart; but overlapping areas of expertise like those are among the things

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March

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    Energy Hanford Site - June 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 June 2010 Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program This report provides the results of an independent inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in response to concerns raised by external stakeholders regarding the adequacy of the

  20. INSPECTION REPORT Technetium-99 Incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Technetium-99 Incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory OAI-L-16-13 August 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 2, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: David Sedillo Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on the

  1. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

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    Subgroup | Department of Energy Summaries Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup April 6, 2006 (14.05 KB) February 23, 2006 Draft (20.29 KB) January 24, 2006 (27.44 KB) More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference

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

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    River Site, February 2006 | Department of Energy Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 February 2006 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight (Independent Oversight) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) during January and February

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 | Department of

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    Energy Hanford Site - June 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 June 2010 Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program This report provides the results of an independent inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in response to concerns raised by external stakeholders regarding the adequacy of the

  4. Eddy current inspection tool. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Petrini, R.R.; Van Lue, D.F.

    1980-10-29

    A miniaturized inspection tool, for testing and inspection of metal objects in locations with difficult accessibility, which comprises eddy current sensing equipment with a probe coil, and associated coaxial coil cable, oil energizing means, and circuit means responsive to impedance changes in the coil as effected by induced eddy currents in a test object to produce a data output signal proportional to such changes. The coil and cable are slideably received in the utility channel of the flexible insertion tube of a fiberoptic scope. The scope is provided with light transmitting and receiving fiberoptics for viewing through the flexible tube, and articulation means for articulating the distal end of the tube and permitting close control of coil placement relative to a test object. The eddy current sensing equipment includes a tone generator for generating audible signals responsive to the data output signal. In one selected mode of operation, the tone generator responsive to the output signal above a selected level generates a constant single frequency tone for signalling detection of a discontinuity and, in a second selected mode, generates a tone whose frequency is proportional to the difference between the output signal and a predetermined selected threshold level.

  5. Inspecting coiled tubing for well operations

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    Gard, M.F.; Pasternack, E.S.; Smith, L.J.

    1992-02-18

    This patent describes improvement in a coiled tubing system for insertion of a substantially continuous bendable length of metal tubing into and withdrawal from a wellbore, the system including a tubing injection unit disposed for injecting the length of tubing into the well bore and storage means for dispensing the length of tubing and receiving the length of tubing from the injection unit. The improvement includes: tubing inspection apparatus for substantially continuously inspecting the wall section of the tubing to detect cracks and structural defects which may lead to tubing failure, the apparatus comprising: a source of electromagnetic radiation mounted in proximity to the tubing between the injection unit and a wellhead into which the tubing is injected; a radiation detector unit for receiving signals from the source which have been projected through the wall of the tubing; means for receiving signals form the detector unit for monitoring the structural integrity o the wall of the tubing during one of injecting and withdrawing the tubing with respect to the wellhead; and housing means supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the tubing.

  6. 2015 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

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    Site 6.1 Compliance Summary The Grand Junction, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title I Disposal Site was inspected on December 8, 2015. A ...

  7. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0904 | Department of Energy

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

    For instance, our inspection determined that a classification marking tool embedded in the classified email system at an NNSA site automatically marked emails as SecretRestricted ...

  8. Inspections at Research Reactors/Critical Assemblies (Conference...

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    Research ReactorsCritical Assemblies Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Inspections at Research ReactorsCritical Assemblies Authors: Boyer, Brian D. 1 + Show Author ...

  9. Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and Inspecting the...

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    Monitoring and Inspecting the Inside of Contaminated Nuclear Stacks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and ...

  10. 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

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    Monitoring Report for Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title I Disposal Sites Citation Details In-Document Search Title: 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring ...

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report- September 2003

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management of the Idaho Operations Office and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

  12. Program Review, Workplace Inspections, Hazards Analysis And Abatement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document provides guidance information and suggested procedures for performing program review, workplace inspections, hazards analysis, and abatement, successfully at DOE Federal employee worksites.

  13. Inspection Of Environment, Safety, And Health Management At The...

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    Working Group FRAM Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual FY Fiscal Year HAC Hazards Analysis Checklist ... The team performs inspections that focus on workplace ...

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

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

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

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

  16. Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI) is currently reviewing two proposed amendments to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), copies of...

  17. Inspection Letter Report: INS-L-11-01

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Letter Report on “Inspection of Allegations Relating to Irregularities in the Human Reliability Program and Alcohol Abuse within the Office of Secure Transportation

  18. Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies | GE Global Research

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    Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Waseem Faidi 2013.06.12 Hi, I am Waseem Faidi and I lead the Inspection and Metrology Lab at GE Global Research in developing novel inspection and process monitoring solutions

  19. Detection probabilities for random inspection in variable flow situations

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    Lu, Ming-Shih

    1994-03-01

    Improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of inventory-change verification are necessary at certain nuclear facilities, of which one example is low-enriched uranium fuel fabrication facilities. The Safeguards Criteria suggested carrying out interim inventory-change verifications with randomized inspections. This paper describes randomized inspection schemes for inventory change verifications and evaluates the achievable detection probabilities for realistic plant receipt and shipment schedules and stratum residence times as a. function of the inspection frequency and effort and compares these with the existing inspection strategies.

  20. Inspections at Reactors (Conference) | SciTech Connect

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    Title: Inspections at Reactors Authors: Boyer, Brian D. 1 + Show Author Affiliations Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory Publication Date: 2013-11-07 ...

  1. Lessons from a Home Inspection | Department of Energy

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    results of a home inspection. | Photo courtesy of iStockphotoPhilAugustavo Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What are the key facts? Regular...

  2. North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring...

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    North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Presentation made by Carlisle Smith for the NTSF annual meeting ...

  3. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 | Department of Energy

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

    7-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 (901.03 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-9701 Audit Report: IG-0387 Inspection Report: IG-0369

  4. Method and apparatus for inspecting conduits

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Spisak, Michael J.; Nance, Roy A.

    1997-01-01

    An apparatus and method for ultrasonic inspection of a conduit are provided. The method involves directing a first ultrasonic pulse at a particular area of the conduit at a first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the first ultrasonic pulse, substantially simultaneously or subsequently in very close time proximity directing a second ultrasonic pulse at said area of the conduit from a substantially different angle than said first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the second ultrasonic pulse, and comparing the received sounds to determine if there is a defect in that area of the conduit. The apparatus of the invention is suitable for carrying out the above-described method. The method and apparatus of the present invention provide the ability to distinguish between sounds reflected by defects in a conduit and sounds reflected by harmless deposits associated with the conduit.

  5. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lord, David E.; Petrini, Richard R.; Carter, Gary W.

    1981-01-01

    An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90.degree. to minimize optical distortion in examining the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable of examining 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4 inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and right angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

  6. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lord, D.E.; Petrini, R.R.; Carter, G.W.

    An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores is described. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90/sup 0/ to minimize optical distortion in examing the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable if examing 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4-inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and righ angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

  7. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

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    8947.1 09/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report September 2013 6319-D6242 8947.2 09/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6208 6319D-6231 8947.3 09/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6206 6319D-6205 8947.4 09/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6230 6319D-6209 8947.5 09/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6229 6319D-6210 8947.6 09/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6227 6319D-62111 8947.7 09/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6226

  8. Managing a Process Safety Management inspection

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    Mulvey, N.P. [AcuTech Consulting, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations (29 CFR {section} 1910.119) have been in effect for almost three years. State level risk management programs, in New Jersey, California, and Delaware have been in effect for over six years. More recently, Nevada and Louisiana have enacted process safety management programs. These regulations have had a significant impact on all phases of plant operations, including preliminary design, construction, startup, and operations. Through proper planning and the commitment of resources, many facilities are beginning to realize the benefits of well developed PSM programs. This paper will discuss in greater detail some of these benefits, and in particular, the subject of governmental inspections of facilities for process safety management programs.

  9. Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks

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    Dennis C. Kunerth; Tim McJunkin; Mark McKay; Sasan Bakhtiari

    2012-09-01

    ABSTRACT The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the storage of used nuclear fuel, which is now and will be increasingly placed in dry storage systems. Since a final disposition pathway is not defined, the fuel is expected to be maintained in dry storage well beyond the time frame originally intended. Due to knowledge gaps regarding the viability of current dry storage systems for long term use, efforts are underway to acquire the technical knowledge and tools required to understand the issues and verify the integrity of the dry storage system components. This report summarizes the initial efforts performed by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory to identify and evaluate approaches to in-situ inspection dry storage casks. This task is complicated by the design of the current storage systems that severely restrict access to the casks.

  10. WRI 50: Strategies for Cooling Electric Generating Facilities Utilizing Mine Water

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    Joseph J. Donovan; Brenden Duffy; Bruce R. Leavitt; James Stiles; Tamara Vandivort; Paul Ziemkiewicz

    2004-11-01

    Power generation and water consumption are inextricably linked. Because of this relationship DOE/NETL has funded a competitive research and development initiative to address this relationship. This report is part of that initiative and is in response to DOE/NETL solicitation DE-PS26-03NT41719-0. Thermal electric power generation requires large volumes of water to cool spent steam at the end of the turbine cycle. The required volumes are such that new plant siting is increasingly dependent on the availability of cooling circuit water. Even in the eastern U.S., large rivers such as the Monongahela may no longer be able to support additional, large power stations due to subscription of flow to existing plants, industrial, municipal and navigational requirements. Earlier studies conducted by West Virginia University (WV 132, WV 173 phase I, WV 173 Phase II, WV 173 Phase III, and WV 173 Phase IV in review) have identified that a large potential water resource resides in flooded, abandoned coal mines in the Pittsburgh Coal Basin, and likely elsewhere in the region and nation. This study evaluates the technical and economic potential of the Pittsburgh Coal Basin water source to supply new power plants with cooling water. Two approaches for supplying new power plants were evaluated. Type A employs mine water in conventional, evaporative cooling towers. Type B utilizes earth-coupled cooling with flooded underground mines as the principal heat sink for the power plant reject heat load. Existing mine discharges in the Pittsburgh Coal Basin were evaluated for flow and water quality. Based on this analysis, eight sites were identified where mine water could supply cooling water to a power plant. Three of these sites were employed for pre-engineering design and cost analysis of a Type A water supply system, including mine water collection, treatment, and delivery. This method was also applied to a ''base case'' river-source power plant, for comparison. Mine-water system cost estimates were then compared to the base-case river source estimate. We found that the use of net-alkaline mine water would under current economic conditions be competitive with a river-source in a comparable-size water cooling system. On the other hand, utilization of net acidic water would be higher in operating cost than the river system by 12 percent. This does not account for any environmental benefits that would accrue due to the treatment of acid mine drainage, in many locations an existing public liability. We also found it likely that widespread adoption of mine-water utilization for power plant cooling will require resolution of potential liability and mine-water ownership issues. In summary, Type A mine-water utilization for power plant cooling is considered a strong option for meeting water needs of new plant in selected areas. Analysis of the thermal and water handling requirements for a 600 megawatt power plant indicated that Type B earth coupled cooling would not be feasible for a power plant of this size. It was determined that Type B cooling would be possible, under the right conditions, for power plants of 200 megawatts or less. Based on this finding the feasibility of a 200 megawatt facility was evaluated. A series of mines were identified where a Type B earth-coupled 200 megawatt power plant cooling system might be feasible. Two water handling scenarios were designed to distribute heated power-plant water throughout the mines. Costs were developed for two different pumping scenarios employing a once-through power-plant cooling circuit. Thermal and groundwater flow simulation models were used to simulate the effect of hot water injection into the mine under both pumping strategies and to calculate the return-water temperature over the design life of a plant. Based on these models, staged increases in required mine-water pumping rates are projected to be part of the design, due to gradual heating and loss of heat-sink efficiency of the rock sequence above the mines. Utilizing pumping strategy No.1 (two mines) capital costs were 25 percent lower and operating cost 19 percent higher than a conventional river-water cooling water scheme. Utilizing pumping strategy No.2 (three mines), capital costs were 20 percent lower and operating costs 192 percent higher. Major capital cost advantages are obtained by using earth-coupled cooling, due in large part to elimination of need for cooling towers. In addition, the lack of cooling towers and of thermal-pollution considerations may be positive factors in power plant permitting. However, application of Type B earth-coupled cooling will be technically feasible limited at a much smaller number of sites than Type A systems due to requirements involving mine size, geometry, and hydraulic conditions. Innovations such as directional drilling may be required to create mine interconnections across barriers where none presently exist.

  11. WRI-14-R002r CONVERSION OF LOW-RANK WYOMING COALS INTO GASOLINE...

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    ... samples were obtained from coal sample bank of Energy Institute, Penn State University. ... Commercial sample of lignin was obtained from Green value Enterprises LLC, and organosolv ...

  12. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1991. Revision 1

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    McNatt, F.G.

    1992-10-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1991 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  13. Camera Inspection Arm for Boiling Water Reactors - 13330

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    Martin, Scott; Rood, Marc

    2013-07-01

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) outage maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and hazardous. Reactor facilities are continuously looking for quicker, safer, and more effective methods of performing routine inspection during these outages. In 2011, S.A. Technology (SAT) was approached by Energy Northwest to provide a remote system capable of increasing efficiencies related to Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) internal inspection activities. The specific intent of the system discussed was to inspect recirculation jet pumps in a manner that did not require manual tooling, and could be performed independently of other ongoing inspection activities. In 2012, SAT developed a compact, remote, camera inspection arm to create a safer, more efficient outage environment. This arm incorporates a compact and lightweight design along with the innovative use of bi-stable composite tubes to provide a six-degree of freedom inspection tool capable of reducing dose uptake, reducing crew size, and reducing the overall critical path for jet pump inspections. The prototype camera inspection arm unit is scheduled for final testing in early 2013 in preparation for the Columbia Generating Station refueling outage in the spring of 2013. (authors)

  14. Lighting Studies for Fuelling Machine Deployed Visual Inspection Tool

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    Stoots, Carl; Griffith, George

    2015-04-01

    Under subcontract to James Fisher Nuclear, Ltd., INL has been reviewing advanced vision systems for inspection of graphite in high radiation, high temperature, and high pressure environments. INL has performed calculations and proof-of-principle measurements of optics and lighting techniques to be considered for visual inspection of graphite fuel channels in AGR reactors in UK.

  15. Inspection Report: S02IS020 | Department of Energy

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

    2IS020 Inspection Report: S02IS020 March 25, 2002 Inspection of Training Issues at the Rocky Flats Field Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Special Report: IG-0580 Audit Report: IG-0554 Audit Report: OAS-M-06-02

  16. Iraq hedges on arms inspections; CIA warns of ongoing programs

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    Wolfsthal, J.

    1992-12-01

    International inspection terms received distinctly mixed signals from Iraqi officials during December inspection visits. Iraq's liasion to U.N. Special Commission (UNSCOM) inspection teams told the head of an UNSCOM chemical and biological weapons team that began a visit December 5 that Iraqi citizens would like to drink the blood' of the inspectors, and that Iraq would no longer cooperate with U.N. weapon inspection activities. An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear inspection team in Iraq at the same time, however, was told by its chief Iraqi liasion officer that Baghdad was finally willing to answer questions about Iraq's foreign procurement network for nuclear equipment and technology. These contradictory developments came only days before the head of U.S. Intelligence made renewed allegations about Iraq's weapons capabilities.

  17. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 | Department of Energy

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    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 March 24, 1997 Inspection of Compliance with DOE Order 2030.4B at the Savannah River Site PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 More Documents &...

  18. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, October 1997--December 1997

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    1998-04-01

    The periodical covers the results of inspections performed between October 1997 and December 1997 by the NRC`s Quality Assurance, Vendor Inspection and Maintenance Branch that have been distributed to the inspected organizations.

  19. Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 October 13, 1996 Report on the Intelligence Oversight Inspection of the Special Technologies Laboratory Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 (92.73 KB) ...

  20. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-01 | Department of Energy

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    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-01 November 17, 1997 Report On Inspection Of Concerns ... PROPOSALS?" Inspection Report: INS-O-98-01 (53.9 KB) More Documents & ...

  1. Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 October 5, 1998 Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River...

  2. Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage | Department of Energy

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    Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Addthis Description A look at the inside of Hanford's F Reactor during a scheduled inspection October 2014

  3. Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up...

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    2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up (832.41 KB) More ...

  4. Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 | Department of Energy

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    2-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 October 27, 2011 Follow-up Review of Security at the ... PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: ...

  5. Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 | Department of Energy

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    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 December 16, 1999 Inspection of Alleged Improprieties ... action. PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 More Documents & Publications ...

  6. Optical inspection system for cylindrical objects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Brenden, Byron B.; Peters, Timothy J.

    1989-01-01

    In the inspection of cylindrical objects, particularly O-rings, the object is translated through a field of view and a linear light trace is projected on its surface. An image of the light trace is projected on a mask, which has a size and shape corresponding to the size and shape which the image would have if the surface of the object were perfect. If there is a defect, light will pass the mask and be sensed by a detector positioned behind the mask. Preferably, two masks and associated detectors are used, one mask being convex to pass light when the light trace falls on a projection from the surface and the other concave, to pass light when the light trace falls on a depression in the surface. The light trace may be either dynamic, formed by a scanned laser beam, or static, formed by such a beam focussed by a cylindrical lens. Means are provided to automatically keep the illuminating receiving systems properly aligned.

  7. Lessons Learned from Annual Inspection Process - 12329

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    Kothari, Vijendra; Uhlmeyer, Terri; Thompson, Randy

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management's (LM) mission is to manage DOE's post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. LM has control and custody of legacy land, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels suitable for their long-term use. As defined by the DOE guidance document Long-Term Stewardship Planning Guidance for Closure Sites, long-term stewardship refers to all activities necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment. These activities include, but are not limited to, 'all engineered and institutional controls (ICs) designed to contain or to prevent exposure to residual contamination and waste, such as surveillance activities, record-keeping activities, inspections, groundwater monitoring, maintenance of other barriers and contained structures, access control, and posting signs'. The development and management of ICs have been, and continue to be, critical to the success of LM surveillance and maintenance activities. (authors)

  8. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Volume 19, No. 2: Quarterly report, April--June 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

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

  9. Robotic inspection of PWR coolant pump casing welds

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    Pratt, W.R.; Alford, J.W.; Davis, J.B.

    1997-12-01

    As of January 1, 1995, the Swedish Nuclear Inspectorate began requiring more thorough inspections of cast stainless-steel components in nuclear power plants, including pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor coolant pump (RCP) casings. The examination requirements are established by fracture mechanics analyses of component weldments and demonstrated test system detection capabilities. This may include full volumetric inspection or some portion thereof. Ringhals station is a four-unit nuclear power plant, owned and operated by the Swedish State Power Board, Vattenfall. Unit 1 is a boiling water reactor. Units 2, 3, and 4 are Westinghouse-designed PWRs, ranging in size from 795 to 925 MW. The RCP casings at the PWR units are made of cast stainless steel and contain four circumferential welds that require inspection. Due to the thickness of the casings at the weld locations and configuration and surface conditions on the outside diameter of the casings, remote inspection from the inside diameter of the pump casing was mandated.

  10. Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights | GE Global...

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    Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new ...

  11. U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg...

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    Disposal Site, (U.S. Department of Energy DOE, September 1995; LTSP) and ... West Virginia U.S. Department of Energy Page 2 January 2014 1.4 Inspection ...

  12. Inspection considerations for holes 0. 040 inch and smaller

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    Not Available

    1980-03-01

    The accurate inspection of hole size and location for holes smaller than 0.040 inch necessitates several considerations beyond those normally encountered for larger holes. The technical aspects are described herein.

  13. HotEye® Steel Surface Inspection System

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new inspection system, the HotEye® Rolled Steel Bar (RSB) System, has been developed and demonstrated by OG Technologies (OGT) Inc., with the help of both a NICE3 grant and a project under the...

  14. Inspection Report: S01IS018 | Department of Energy

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

    1IS018 Inspection Report: S01IS018 July 3, 2001 Allegation Regarding Actions by Senior Office of Environment, Safety and Health Officials Not Available for Viewing More Documents &...

  15. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps - Steam Tip Sheet #1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-31

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

  16. Appendix A Annual Inspection Checklist, Maps, and Photographs

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    blank This page intentionally left blank Annual Site Inspection 2011 Photos B-9 - Depression that was filled in 2010; small hole on north side C-8 - Hole on southwest side of...

  17. Fernald_Preserve_September_2014_OSDF_Inspection_Report.pdf

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Facility Inspection Report September 2014 6319-D6378 8979.2 0914 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6373 6319D-6348 8979.3 0914 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking ...

  18. Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative

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    The average car uses more than 4,000 spot welds to hold its parts together. While manufacturers currently inspect the quality of welds by prying apart samples, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)...

  19. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg...

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    ... improve efficiency and decrease travel costs. 4.2 Transects To ensure a thorough and efficient inspection, the site is divided into three areas called "transects": (1) the disposal ...

  20. Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final

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    Milestone, Begins Startup | Department of Energy Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins Startup Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins Startup April 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Erik Simpson, 208-390-9464 Danielle Miller, 208-526-5709 The Idaho site today initiated the controlled, phased startup of a new waste treatment facility scheduled to begin treating 900,000 gallons of radioactive

  1. KLA-Tencor's Inspection Tool Reduces LED Manufacturing Costs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    With the help of DOE funding, KLA-Tencor is developing an improved inspection tool for LED manufacturing that promises to significantly increase overall process yields and minimize expensive waste. The power of the inspection tool lies in optical detection techniques coupled with defect source analysis software to statistically correlate front-end geometric anomalies in the substrate to killer defects on the back end of the manufacturing line, which give rise to an undesirable or unusable end product.

  2. Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gieske, John H.; Roach, Dennis P.; Walkington, Phillip D.

    2001-01-01

    An ultrasonic pulse echo inspection apparatus and method for detecting structural failures. A focus lens is coupled to the transducer to focus the ultrasonic signal on an area to be inspected and a stop is placed in the focus lens to block selected ultrasonic waves. Other waves are not blocked and are transmitted through the structure to arrive at interfaces therein concurrently to produce an echo response with significantly less distortion.

  3. Inspection of management of excess personal property at Rocky Flats

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    Not Available

    1993-05-17

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

  4. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-12-15

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

  5. Built-in-test by signature inspection (bitsi)

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bergeson, Gary C.; Morneau, Richard A.

    1991-01-01

    A system and method for fault detection for electronic circuits. A stimulus generator sends a signal to the input of the circuit under test. Signature inspection logic compares the resultant signal from test nodes on the circuit to an expected signal. If the signals do not match, the signature inspection logic sends a signal to the control logic for indication of fault detection in the circuit. A data input multiplexer between the test nodes of the circuit under test and the signature inspection logic can provide for identification of the specific node at fault by the signature inspection logic. Control logic responsive to the signature inspection logic conveys information about fault detection for use in determining the condition of the circuit. When used in conjunction with a system test controller, the built-in test by signature inspection system and method can be used to poll a plurality of circuits automatically and continuous for faults and record the results of such polling in the system test controller.

  6. An optimized periodic inspection program for condensers and feedwater heaters

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    Reinhart, E.R.; Kaminski, S.

    1996-12-31

    Tube failures in steam plant surface condensers and feedwater heaters are a significant reliability problem for the electric power industry. Tube failures can also result in an increase in replacement power costs. In addition, condenser leaks from failed tubes have potentially harmful effects on major components such as steam generators and turbines. To reduce the number of tube failures and consequent leakage, periodic maintenance programs have used the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method of eddy-current testing (ET) to inspect the condition of the tubes from the water side. This NDE method can identify tubes that have experienced major degradation and should be plugged to prevent in-service failure. However, the use of NDE methods in plant maintenance of condensers and feedwater heaters is not standard practice and varies significantly throughout the utility industry. Variability of inspection results and difficulty in inspecting some types of tubing (monel, carbon steel) have caused many utility sites to question the value of in-service inspection of heat transfer tubing from the water side. Recognizing the above problem, advanced ET systems have been developed that use multi-frequency, remote field and digital data processing techniques to inspect a wide variety of tubing materials and produce on-site inspection reports. Recent field examination results will be presented.

  7. Exercise manual for the Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training (ACE-IT) software

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    Dobranich, P.R.; Widney, T.W.; Goolsby, P.T.; Nelson, J.D.; Evanko, D.A.

    1997-09-01

    The on-site inspection provisions in many current and proposed arms control agreements require extensive preparation and training on the part of both the Inspected Party and the Inspection Team. Current training techniques include table-top inspections and practice inspections. The Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training (ACE-IT), an interactive computer training tool, increases the utility of table-top inspections. ACE-IT has been designed to provide training for a hypothetical challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); however, this training tool can be modified for other inspection regimes. Although ACE-IT provides training from notification of an inspection through post-inspection activities, the primary emphasis of ACE-IT is in the inspection itself--particularly with the concept of managed access. ACE-IT also demonstrates how inspection provisions impact compliance determination and the protection of sensitive information. The Exercise Manual supplements the ACE-IT software by providing general information on on-site inspections and detailed information for the CWC challenge inspection exercise. The detailed information includes the pre-inspection briefing, maps, list of sensitive items, medical records, and shipping records.

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summary Report- April 2002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I- September 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Summary Report

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report- August 2002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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

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    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East

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

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

  13. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Summary Report- July 2002

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

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I- December 2004

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

  15. Innovative Sensors for Pipeline Crawlers: Rotating Permanent Magnet Inspection

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

    2006-09-30

    Internal inspection of pipelines is an important tool for ensuring safe and reliable delivery of fossil energy products. Current inspection systems that are propelled through the pipeline by the product flow cannot be used to inspect all pipelines because of the various physical barriers they may encounter. To facilitate inspection of these ''unpiggable'' pipelines, recent inspection development efforts have focused on a new generation of powered inspection platforms that are able to crawl slowly inside a pipeline and can maneuver past the physical barriers that limit internal inspection applicability, such as bore restrictions, low product flow rate, and low pressure. The first step in this research was to review existing inspection technologies for applicability and compatibility with crawler systems. Most existing inspection technologies, including magnetic flux leakage and ultrasonic methods, had significant implementation limitations including mass, physical size, inspection energy coupling requirements and technology maturity. The remote field technique was the most promising but power consumption was high and anomaly signals were low requiring sensitive detectors and electronics. After reviewing each inspection technology, it was decided to investigate the potential for a new inspection method. The new inspection method takes advantage of advances in permanent magnet strength, along with their wide availability and low cost. Called rotating permanent magnet inspection (RPMI), this patent pending technology employs pairs of permanent magnets rotating around the central axis of a cylinder to induce high current densities in the material under inspection. Anomalies and wall thickness variations are detected with an array of sensors that measure local changes in the magnetic field produced by the induced current flowing in the material. This inspection method is an alternative to the common concentric coil remote field technique that induces low-frequency eddy

  16. Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting |

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    Department of Energy 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting - Complete (20.91 MB) Lesson Plan: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting (299.15 KB) PowerPoint: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting (20.68 MB) More Documents & Publications Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Regulations and Standards Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Introduction to Weatherization for Quality Control Inspectors

  17. Licensee contractor and vendor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, July 1995--September 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-12-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from July 1995 through September 1995. Vendors inspected include: (1) Continental Disc Corporation, (2) Divesco, (3) Eaton, (4) General Electric Nuclear Energy, (5) ITT Barton, (6) Liberty Technologies, (7) Mid-South Nuclear, (8) Power Distribution Services, (9) Rosemount, (10) Target-Rock, and (11) Westinghouse Electric.

  18. Capacity Utilization Study for Aviation Security Cargo Inspection Queuing System

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    Allgood, Glenn O; Olama, Mohammed M; Lake, Joe E; Brumback, Daryl L

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we conduct performance evaluation study for an aviation security cargo inspection queuing system for material flow and accountability. The queuing model employed in our study is based on discrete-event simulation and processes various types of cargo simultaneously. Onsite measurements are collected in an airport facility to validate the queuing model. The overall performance of the aviation security cargo inspection system is computed, analyzed, and optimized for the different system dynamics. Various performance measures are considered such as system capacity, residual capacity, throughput, capacity utilization, subscribed capacity utilization, resources capacity utilization, subscribed resources capacity utilization, and number of cargo pieces (or pallets) in the different queues. These metrics are performance indicators of the system s ability to service current needs and response capacity to additional requests. We studied and analyzed different scenarios by changing various model parameters such as number of pieces per pallet, number of TSA inspectors and ATS personnel, number of forklifts, number of explosives trace detection (ETD) and explosives detection system (EDS) inspection machines, inspection modality distribution, alarm rate, and cargo closeout time. The increased physical understanding resulting from execution of the queuing model utilizing these vetted performance measures should reduce the overall cost and shipping delays associated with new inspection requirements.

  19. Inspection of compressed natural gas cylinders on school buses

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    1995-07-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring compressed natural gas (CNF)-powered school bus demonstrations in various locations around the country. Early in 1994, two non-DOE-sponsored CNG pickup trucks equipped with composite-reinforced-aluminum fuel cylinders experienced cylinder ruptures during refueling. As reported by the Gas Research Institute (GRI): ...analysis of the cylinder ruptures on the pickup trucks revealed that they were due to acid-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the overwrap. The overwrap that GRI refers to is a resin-impregnated fiber that is wrapped around the outside of the gas cylinder for added strength. Because ensuring the safety of the CNG vehicles it sponsors is of paramount concern to DOE, the Department, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), conducted inspections of DOE-sponsored vehicles nationwide. The work had three objectives: inspection, documentation, and education. First, inspectors visited sites where CNG-powered school buses sponsored by DOE are based, and inspected the CNG cylinders for damage. Second, information learned during the inspections was collected for DOE. Third, the inspections found that the education and awareness of site personnel, in terms of cylinder damage detection, needed to be increased.

  20. Evaluations of Structural Failure Probabilities and Candidate Inservice Inspection Programs

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    Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Simonen, Fredric A.

    2009-05-01

    The work described in this report applies probabilistic structural mechanics models to predict the reliability of nuclear pressure boundary components. These same models are then applied to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative programs for inservice inspection to reduce these failure probabilities. Results of the calculations support the development and implementation of risk-informed inservice inspection of piping and vessels. Studies have specifically addressed the potential benefits of ultrasonic inspections to reduce failure probabilities associated with fatigue crack growth and stress-corrosion cracking. Parametric calculations were performed with the computer code pc-PRAISE to generate an extensive set of plots to cover a wide range of pipe wall thicknesses, cyclic operating stresses, and inspection strategies. The studies have also addressed critical inputs to fracture mechanics calculations such as the parameters that characterize the number and sizes of fabrication flaws in piping welds. Other calculations quantify uncertainties associated with the inputs calculations, the uncertainties in the fracture mechanics models, and the uncertainties in the resulting calculated failure probabilities. A final set of calculations address the effects of flaw sizing errors on the effectiveness of inservice inspection programs.

  1. The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection: summary Report

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    Weakley, S.A.; Darwin, R.F.; Howe, T.L.

    1990-06-01

    The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection (RI) was sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and implemented by Energy Counselors, Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon. The purpose of the inspection was to collect detailed information on the structural characteristics and capital equipment of residences participating in BPA's End-Use Load and Conservation Assessment Program (ELCAP). ELCAP is a long-term program to collect information on the structural characteristics of residences in the Pacific Northwest as well as the attitudinal, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of the residences' occupants. Combined with other data collection efforts, the information obtained by the RI will be used to assess and evaluate energy use and conservation within the region's residential sector. This report documents the design of the inspection instruments (forms), the implementation of the inspection, and some of the results from the data base. The number of residences inspected was 416 or 93% of the potential sample of 447 residences. 1 ref., 2 figs., 38 tabs.

  2. Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Report (NNR) Project

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    Lazarus, Lloyd

    2009-02-19

    This report is a high level summary of the eight major projects funded by the Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Readiness (NNR) project (FY06.0422.3.04.R1). The largest project of the group is the Rapid Response project in which the six major sub categories are summarized. This project focused on the operations of the machining departments that will comprise Special Applications Machining (SAM) in the Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure Manufacturing & Sourcing (KCRIMS) project. This project was aimed at upgrading older machine tools, developing new inspection tools, eliminating Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM) in the handling of classified Numerical Control (NC) programs by installing the CRONOS network, and developing methods to automatically load Coordinated-Measuring Machine (CMM) inspection data into bomb books and product score cards. Finally, the project personnel leaned perations of some of the machine tool cells, and now have the model to continue this activity.

  3. Uncertainty Budget Analysis for Dimensional Inspection Processes (U)

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    Valdez, Lucas M.

    2012-07-26

    This paper is intended to provide guidance and describe how to prepare an uncertainty analysis of a dimensional inspection process through the utilization of an uncertainty budget analysis. The uncertainty analysis is stated in the same methodology as that of the ISO GUM standard for calibration and testing. There is a specific distinction between how Type A and Type B uncertainty analysis is used in a general and specific process. All theory and applications are utilized to represent both a generalized approach to estimating measurement uncertainty and how to report and present these estimations for dimensional measurements in a dimensional inspection process. The analysis of this uncertainty budget shows that a well-controlled dimensional inspection process produces a conservative process uncertainty, which can be attributed to the necessary assumptions in place for best possible results.

  4. APPARATUS FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF CANTILEVERED MEMBERS

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Taylor, E.R.; Mahoney, C.H.; Lay, C.R.

    1961-10-24

    An apparatus for non-destructive inspection of cantilevered members, such as compressor blades, is described. The member under inspection is vibrated with a regulated source of air under pressure. The amplitude of vibration of the member is maintained at its natural frequency. The frequency of vibration of the member is measured. An indication of an excessive decay or erratic shifting in the measured frequency above an allowable hysteretic decay is provided as an indication of a fault in the member. The member is vibrated for a selected test period. (AEC)

  5. Automatic inspection system for nuclear fuel pellets or rods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Miller, Jr., William H.; Sease, John D.; Hamel, William R.; Bradley, Ronnie A.

    1978-01-01

    An automatic inspection system is provided for determining surface defects on cylindrical objects such as nuclear fuel pellets or rods. The active element of the system is a compound ring having a plurality of pneumatic jet units directed into a central bore. These jet units are connected to provide multiple circuits, each circuit being provided with a pressure sensor. The outputs of the sensors are fed to a comparator circuit whereby a signal is generated when the difference of pressure between pneumatic circuits, caused by a defect, exceeds a pre-set amount. This signal may be used to divert the piece being inspected into a "reject" storage bin or the like.

  6. Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smartt, Herschel B.; Larsen, Eric D.; Johnson, Jonn A.

    2001-01-01

    An inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld is described and which is utilized in combination with an automated movable welder which moves across a supporting surface, and wherein the inspection apparatus includes a coupling member mounted on the welder; a frame member mounted on the coupling member; an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the frame member and disposed in ultrasonic sound transmitting relation relative to the partially completed weld; and a drive assembly for adjusting the position of the ultrasonic sensor relative to the partially completed weld.

  7. Identifying sources of variation for reliability analysis of field inspections

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    Spencer, F.W.

    1998-04-01

    It has been recognized that nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques and instruments that have proven themselves in the laboratory do not always perform as well under field conditions. In this paper the authors explore combinations of formal laboratory and field experimentation to characterize NDI processes as they may be implemented in field conditions. They also discuss appropriate modeling for probability of detection (POD) curves as applied to data gathered under field conditions. A case is made for expanding the more traditional two-parameter models to models using either three or four parameters. They use NDI data gathered from various airframe inspection programs to illustrate the points.

  8. NFO helps inspect historic rocket | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Administration | (NNSA) NFO helps inspect historic rocket Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:14pm The Nevada Field Office (NFO) and U.S. Air Force staff recently conducted inspections of a historic rocket located at Clean Slate III on the Tonopah Test Range. Clean Slate III, a plutonium dispersal test, was part of Operation Roller Coaster and was conducted on June 9, 1963. The origin of the rocket in the photo and the time frame when it was launched are unknown. Based on interviews with TTR

  9. Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Updike, Earl O.

    1990-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting small bore ceramic laser tubes, which includes a support base with one or more support rollers. A fluorescent light tube is inserted within the laser tube and the laser tube is supported by the support rollers so that a gap is maintained between the laser tube and the fluorescent tube to enable rotation of the laser tube. In operation, the ceramic tube is illuminated from the inside by the fluorescent tube to facilitate visual inspection. Centering the tube around the axial light of the fluorescent tube provides information about straightness and wall thickness of the laser tube itself.

  10. Eddy current system for inspection of train hollow axles

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    Chady, Tomasz; Psuj, Grzegorz; Sikora, Ryszard; Kowalczyk, Jacek; Spychalski, Ireneusz

    2014-02-18

    The structural integrity of wheelsets used in rolling stock is of great importance to the safety. In this paper, electromagnetic system with an eddy current transducer suitable for the inspection of hollow axles have been presented. The transducer was developed to detect surface braking defects having depth not smaller than 0.5 mm. Ultrasound technique can be utilized to inspect the whole axle, but it is not sufficiently sensitive to shallow defects located close to the surface. Therefore, the electromagnetic technique is proposed to detect surface breaking cracks that cannot be detected by ultrasonic technique.

  11. Method and apparatus for inspecting an EUV mask blank

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Goldberg, Kenneth A.

    2005-11-08

    An apparatus and method for at-wavelength EUV mask-blank characterization for inspection of moderate and low spatial frequency coating uniformity using a synchrotron or other source of EUV light. The apparatus provides for rapid, non-destruction, non-contact, at-wavelength qualification of large mask areas, and can be self-calibrating or be calibrated to well-characterized reference samples. It can further check for spatial variation of mask reflectivity or for global differences among masks. The apparatus and method is particularly suited for inspection of coating uniformity and quality and can detect defects in the order of 50 .mu.m and above.

  12. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly progress report, April 1996--June 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-08-01

    The federal government and nuclear industry have established a system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. The Vendor Inspection System (VIS) of the Special Inspection Branch reviews and inspects the quality and suitability of vendor products, licensee-vendor interface, environmental qualification of equipment, and review of equipment problems found during operation and their corrective action. This report contains copies of all vendor inspection reports issued during the calendar year for which it is published.

  13. Pulse-echo ultrasonic inspection system for in-situ nondestructive inspection of Space Shuttle RCC heat shields.

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    Roach, Dennis Patrick; Walkington, Phillip D.; Rackow, Kirk A.

    2005-06-01

    The reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC) heat shield components on the Space Shuttle's wings must withstand harsh atmospheric reentry environments where the wing leading edge can reach temperatures of 3,000 F. Potential damage includes impact damage, micro cracks, oxidation in the silicon carbide-to-carbon-carbon layers, and interlaminar disbonds. Since accumulated damage in the thick, carbon-carbon and silicon-carbide layers of the heat shields can lead to catastrophic failure of the Shuttle's heat protection system, it was essential for NASA to institute an accurate health monitoring program. NASA's goal was to obtain turnkey inspection systems that could certify the integrity of the Shuttle heat shields prior to each mission. Because of the possibility of damaging the heat shields during removal, the NDI devices must be deployed without removing the leading edge panels from the wing. Recently, NASA selected a multi-method approach for inspecting the wing leading edge which includes eddy current, thermography, and ultrasonics. The complementary superposition of these three inspection techniques produces a rigorous Orbiter certification process that can reliably detect the array of flaws expected in the Shuttle's heat shields. Sandia Labs produced an in-situ ultrasonic inspection method while NASA Langley developed the eddy current and thermographic techniques. An extensive validation process, including blind inspections monitored by NASA officials, demonstrated the ability of these inspection systems to meet the accuracy, sensitivity, and reliability requirements. This report presents the ultrasonic NDI development process and the final hardware configuration. The work included the use of flight hardware and scrap heat shield panels to discover and overcome the obstacles associated with damage detection in the RCC material. Optimum combinations of custom ultrasonic probes and data analyses were merged with the inspection procedures needed to properly survey the heat

  14. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of low-cost prototype hardware, acquisition of infrared thermal data, and initial design of a Smart-Camera based system.

  15. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of an improved LED lightbar, fabrication of a line-scan sensor head for the Smart-Camera based prototype, and development of prototype vulcanized splice detection algorithms.

  16. International inspection activity impacts upon DOE safeguards requirements

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    Zack, N.R.; Crawford, D.W.

    1995-09-01

    The US has placed certain special nuclear materials declared excess to their strategic needs under international safeguards through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This Presidential initiative has obligated materials at several Department of Energy (DOE) facilities for these safeguards activities to demonstrate the willingness of the US to ban production or use of nuclear materials outside of international safeguards. However, IAEA inspection activities generally tend to be intrusive in nature and are not consistent with several domestic safeguards procedures implemented to reduce worker radiation exposures and increase the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of accounting for and storing of special nuclear materials. To help identify and provide workable solutions to these concerns, the Office of Safeguards and Security has conducted a program to determine possible changes to the DOE safeguards and security requirements designed to help facilities under international safeguards inspections more easily comply with domestic safeguards goals during international inspection activities. This paper will discuss the impact of international inspection activities on facility safeguards operations and departmental safeguards procedures and policies.

  17. Apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds

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    Smartt, Herschel B.; Johnson, John A.; Larsen, Eric D.; Bitsoi, Rodney J.; Perrenoud, Ben C.; Miller, Karen S.; Pace, David P.

    2002-01-01

    An apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds is described in which is utilized in combination with a moveable welder for forming a partially completed weld, and an ultrasonic generator mounted on a moveable welder in which is reciprocally moveable along a path of travel which is laterally disposed relative to the partially completed weld.

  18. SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair Methods

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    Flaws in wind turbine blades emanating from the manufacturing process are an important factor in blade reliability. To reduce uncertainty in the blade manufacturing process and improve their design and performance, SNL is working with industry to evaluate nondestructive inspection (NDI) technologies.

  19. H-CANYON AIR EXHAUST TUNNEL INSPECTION VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Minichan, R.; Fogle, R.; Marzolf, A.

    2011-05-24

    The H-Canyon at Savannah River Site is a large concrete structure designed for chemical separation processes of radioactive material. The facility requires a large ventilation system to maintain negative pressure in process areas for radioactive contamination control and personnel protection. The ventilation exhaust is directed through a concrete tunnel under the facility which is approximately five feet wide and 8 feet tall that leads to a sand filter and stack. Acidic vapors in the exhaust have had a degrading effect on the surface of the concrete tunnels. Some areas have been inspected; however, the condition of other areas is unknown. Experience from historical inspections with remote controlled vehicles will be discussed along with the current challenge of inspecting levels below available access points. The area of interest in the exhaust tunnel must be accessed through a 14 X 14 inch concrete plug in the floor of the hot gang valve corridor. The purpose for the inspection is to determine the condition of the inside of the air tunnel and establish if there are any structural concerns. Various landmarks, pipe hangers and exposed rebar are used as reference points for the structural engineers when evaluating the current integrity of the air tunnel.

  20. Workers Enter Cocooned F Reactor for Scheduled Inspection

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    RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008.

  1. Status of activities for inspecting weld overlaid pipe joints

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    Good, M.S.; Van Fleet, L.G.

    1986-02-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) evaluated the ultrasonic inspectability of weld overlaid pipe joints. As part of this task, PNL is providing NRC staff with conclusions and recommendations concerning the effectiveness of ultrasonic inspections performed on weld overlaid pipe joints. PNL evaluated data from available technical literature, conducted experiments to determine the distortional effects of weld overlay on ultrasound, and reviewed data from the weld overlay inspection development efforts of the Electric Power Research Institute NDE Center. Based on these reviews and experiments, PNL concluded that ultrasonic inspection of weld overlaid pipe joints has not been demonstrated to be reliable, for two reasons. First, insufficient data exists to demonstrate the reliable detection and sizing of intergranular stress corrosion cracks. Second, the detection of unacceptable fabrication flaws contained within the weld overlay material has a low reliability due to poor signal-to-noise ratios. However, as current research and development programs lead to a more comprehensive engineering data-base, these conclusions may change. 29 refs., 25 figs.

  2. INL Review of Fueling Machine Inspection Tool Development Proposal

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    Griffith, George

    2015-03-01

    A review of a technical proposal for James Fischer Nuclear. The document describes an inspection tool to examine the graphite moderator in an AGR reactor. The system is an optical system to look at the graphite blocks for cracks. INL reviews the document for technical value.

  3. Delivery Reliability for Natural Gas--Inspection Technologies

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    Albert Teitsma; Julie Maupin

    2005-10-01

    The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) technique is ideal for inspecting unpiggable pipelines because all of its components can be made smaller than the diameter of the pipe to be inspected. For these reasons, RFEC was selected as a technology to be integrated with the Explorer II robotic platform for unpiggable pipeline inspections. The research work is a continuation of a prior DOE-NETL project but is now directed towards a seamless integration with the robot. The laboratory set-up has been improved and data collection is nearly autonomous. With the improved collections speeds, GTI has been able to test more variables. Tests have been run on 6-inch and 12-inch seamless and seam-welded pipes. Testing on the 6-inch pipes have included using five exciter coils, each of a different geometry. Two types of sensor coils have been tested. With a focus on preparing the technology for use on the Explorer II, improvements in power consumption have proved successful. Tests with metal components have been performed to check for interference with the electromagnetic field. The results of these tests indicate RFEC will produce quality inspections while on the robot. GTI has also been testing manufactured detection boards currently used for boiler tube inspections. These boards are appropriately compact for use on the Explorer II robot and are able to detect defects at the speed of robot travel. In addition to advanced sensor development, GTI has participated in sensor/platform definition and module design activities. Mechanical constraints, power requirements, limited control and communication protocols, and potential busses and connectors have been addressed. GTI has conducted a proper design process to produce a sound design for the RFEC components to fit into two modules. The remaining work to be performed in the design of the sensor module is packaging and strengthening.

  4. Smart Infrared Inspection System Field Operational Test Final Report

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    Siekmann, Adam; Capps, Gary J; Franzese, Oscar; Lascurain, Mary Beth

    2011-06-01

    The Smart InfraRed Inspection System (SIRIS) is a tool designed to assist inspectors in determining which vehicles passing through the SIRIS system are in need of further inspection by measuring the thermal data from the wheel components. As a vehicle enters the system, infrared cameras on the road measure temperatures of the brakes, tires, and wheel bearings on both wheel ends of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in motion. This thermal data is then presented to enforcement personal inside of the inspection station on a user friendly interface. Vehicles that are suspected to have a violation are automatically alerted to the enforcement staff. The main goal of the SIRIS field operational test (FOT) was to collect data to evaluate the performance of the prototype system and determine the viability of such a system being used for commercial motor vehicle enforcement. From March 2010 to September 2010, ORNL facilitated the SIRIS FOT at the Greene County Inspection Station (IS) in Greeneville, Tennessee. During the course of the FOT, 413 CMVs were given a North American Standard (NAS) Level-1 inspection. Of those 413 CMVs, 384 were subjected to a SIRIS screening. A total of 36 (9.38%) of the vehicles were flagged by SIRIS as having one or more thermal issues; with brakes issues making up 33 (91.67%) of those. Of the 36 vehicles flagged as having thermal issues, 31 (86.11%) were found to have a violation and 30 (83.33%) of those vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS). Overall the enforcement personnel who have used SIRIS for screening purposes have had positive feedback on the potential of SIRIS. With improvements in detection algorithms and stability, the system will be beneficial to the CMV enforcement community and increase overall trooper productivity by accurately identifying a higher percentage of CMVs to be placed OOS with minimal error. No future evaluation of SIRIS has been deemed necessary and specifications for a production system will soon be drafted.

  5. Tonopah Test Range Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, Calendar Year 2003

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    U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office; Bechtel Nevada

    2004-04-01

    This post-closure inspection report provides documentation of the semiannual inspection activities, maintenance and repair activities, and conclusions and recommendations for calendar year 2003 for eight corrective action units located on the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada.

  6. POST-CLOSURE INSPECTION REPORT FOR THE TONOPAH TEST RANGE, NEVADA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005

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    2006-06-01

    This post-closure inspection report includes the results of inspections, maintenance and repair activities, and conclusions and recommendations for Calendar Year 2005 for nine Corrective Action Units located on the Tonopah Test Range , Nevada.

  7. Inspection Report: INS-O-96-02 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-O-96-02 November 24, 1995 Selected Concerns Regarding Property Accountability at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility Inspection Report: INS-O-9...

  8. Inspection Report: INS-O-09-04 | Department of Energy

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    4 Inspection Report: INS-O-09-04 August 20, 2009 Yucca Mountain Project Purchase Card ... Topic: Management and Administration Inspection Report: INS-O-09-04 (123.7 KB) More ...

  9. Inspection Report: INS-L-15-02 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-L-15-02 Inspection Report: INS-L-15-02 February 11, 2015 Management of Department of Energy-Sponsored Conferences Costing More Than 20,000 Although the...

  10. V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets...

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    1: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service ...

  11. Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 | Department of Energy

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    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 November 5, 2012 Allegations of Organizational Conflicts ... Topic: Management & Administration PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-13-01 More Documents ...

  12. Inspection Report: INS-O-14-02 | Department of Energy

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    4-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-14-02 June 4, 2014 Allegations Regarding Personnel Security ... Topic: National Security & Safety PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-14-02 More Documents & ...

  13. Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 | Department of Energy

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    ...O-99-01 October 5, 1998 Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River Operations Office PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 More ...

  14. Inspection Report: INS-L-13-03 | Department of Energy

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    18, 2005 Concerns Regarding the Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Inspection Program Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0671 Inspection Report: IG-0464 Inspection Report: IG-0384 Characteristics That Drive Savings in Behavior-Based Programs | Department of Energy

    In this report, we use smart meter data to analyze specific actions, behaviors, and characteristics that drive energy savings in a BB program. Specifically, we examine a

  15. Overview of BGE`s fossil power flow accelerated corrosion inspection program

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    Klein, P.A.; Guanti, R.J.

    1996-07-01

    An inspection program was developed for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) screening of piping components in BGE`s Fossil Power Plants. Details of the overall inspection process and rationale for identifying the most susceptible components for FAC wall thinning are presented. Inspection results are discussed and a list of component types illustrating a high susceptibility to wall thinning due to FAC is included.

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

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    David H. Bothell

    2000-04-30

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

  17. Automated robotic equipment for ultrasonic inspection of pressurizer heater wells

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    Nachbar, Henry D.; DeRossi, Raymond S.; Mullins, Lawrence E.

    1993-01-01

    A robotic device for remotely inspecting pressurizer heater wells is provided which has the advantages of quickly, precisely, and reliably acquiring data at reasonable cost while also reducing radiation exposure of an operator. The device comprises a prober assembly including a probe which enters a heater well, gathers data regarding the condition of the heater well and transmits a signal carrying that data; a mounting device for mounting the probe assembly at the opening of the heater well so that the probe can enter the heater well; a first motor mounted on the mounting device for providing movement of the probe assembly in an axial direction; and a second motor mounted on the mounting device for providing rotation of the probe assembly. This arrangement enables full inspection of the heater well to be carried out.

  18. Remote visual inspection for NDE in power plants

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    Samsonov, P. )

    1993-06-01

    Remote visual inspection equipment such as borescopes, and video scopes give power plant nondestructive examination (NDE) groups the necessary tools to establish superior corrective and preventive plant maintenance programs. These scopes allow the user to evaluate the condition of pipes, boilers, turbines, heat exchangers, and other critical machinery without costly and time-consuming disassembly. Overall plant efficiency is increased and the likelihood of catastrophic failure is reduced significantly. Insertion diameters vary from 0.6 mm to 20 mm and come in lengths of just a few inches to as long as 100 ft. (30 m). Ancillary equipment such as video and digital processors provides a permanent record of the inspection and uses sophisticated three-dimensional (3-D) measurement, trend analysis, documentation, and image manipulation.

  19. Evaluation of NRC maintenance team inspection reports for managing aging

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    Fresco, A.; Gunther, W.

    1991-01-01

    A nuclear power plant's maintenance program is the principal vehicle through which age-related degradation is managed. Over the past two years, the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has evaluated the maintenance program of every nuclear power plant in the U.S. The reports issued on these in-depth team inspections have been reviewed to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the programs as related to the need to understand and manage the effects of aging on nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components. Selected results of this review are presented in this paper, including examples of inspection and monitoring techniques successfully used by utilities to detect degradation due to aging. Attributes of plant maintenance programs where the NRC inspectors felt that improvement was needed to properly address the aging issue are also discussed. 6 refs., 1 tab.

  20. Method for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Larsen, Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Miller, Karen S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID); McJunkin, Timothy R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2002-01-01

    A method for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds is disclosed and which includes providing a pair of transducers which are individually positioned on the opposite sides of a partially completed weld to be inspected; moving the transducers along the length of and laterally inwardly and outwardly relative to the partially completed weld; pulsing the respective transducers to produce an ultrasonic signal which passes through or is reflected from the partially completed weld; receiving from the respective transducers ultrasonic signals which pass through or are reflected from the partially completed welds; and analyzing the ultrasonic signal which has passed through or is reflected from the partially completed weld to determine the presence of any weld defects.

  1. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    David LaRose

    2006-07-01

    This document details progress on the project ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2005 to May 14, 2006. Highlights include significant improvements in the accuracy and reliability of computer-vision based vulcanized splice detection, deployment of the vulcanized splice detection algorithms for daily use in two working mines, and successful demonstration of an early prototype of a Smart-Camera based system for on-site mechanical splice detection in coal mine installations.

  2. Effective Conveyer Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    David LaRose

    2006-11-14

    This document details progress on the project ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from May 15, 2006 to November 14, 2006. Progress during this period includes significant advances in development of a Smart Camera based prototype system for on-site mechanical splice detection, and continued deployment of both the mechanical splice detection system and the vulcanized splice detection system in area coal mines.

  3. Waste treatment facility passes federal inspection, completes final

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

    milestone, begins startup 23, 2012 Media Contact: Danielle Miller, 208-526-5709 Erik Simpson, 208-390-9464 Waste treatment facility passes federal inspection, completes final milestone, begins startup The Idaho site today initiated the controlled, phased startup of a new waste treatment facility scheduled to begin treating 900,000 gallons of radioactive liquid waste stored in underground tanks at a former Cold War spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility next month. An exterior view of the

  4. Planned Audits and Inspections Audits Central Audit Division

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

    Year 2016 Planned Audits and Inspections Audits Central Audit Division  Audit of the Department's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Program  Vehicle Technologies at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories  Follow-up of Bonneville Power Administration's Critical Asset Protection  Transmission Asset Management at Western Area Power Administration  Laboratory for Laser Energetics  Follow-up Audit of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at Selected

  5. REMOTE FIELD EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION OF UNPIGGABLE PIPELINES

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    Albert Teitsma

    2004-03-01

    The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) technique is ideal for inspecting unpiggable pipelines because all its components can be made much smaller than the diameter of the pipe to be inspected. We reviewed the technique, and used demonstrations from prior work by others in presentations on the technique and how we plan to develop it. Coils were wound; a jig for pulling the coils through the pipe was manufactured; defects were machined in one six-inch diameter, ten-foot long pipe; and the equipment was assembled. After completing first crude pullout test to show that RFEC inspection would work, we repeated the experiment with a proper jig and got excellent results. The test showed the expected behavior, with the direct field dominating the signal to about two pipe diameters from the drive coil, and the remote field dominating for greater separations between the drive coil and the sensing coils. Response of RFEC to a typical defect was measured, as was the sensitivity to defect size. Before manufacturing defects in the pipe, we measured the effect of defect separation and concluded that defects separated by 18 inches or 1/3rd of the pipe diameter did not interfere with each other. We manufactured a set of 13 defects, and measured the RFEC signals. We found a background variation that was eventually attributed to permeability variations in the seamless pipe. We scanned all thirteen defects and got satisfactory results. The two smallest defects did not show a signal, but these were much too small to be reported in a pipeline inspection. We acquired a ten-foot seam welded pipe that has much less background variation. We are measuring the sensitivity of RFEC signals to mechanical variations between the exciter and sensing coils.

  6. Active, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies for Homeland Defense

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    James L. Jones

    2003-06-01

    Active, non-intrusive inspection or interrogation technologies have been used for 100 years - with the primary focus being radiographic imaging. During the last 50 years, various active interrogation systems have been investigated and most have revealed many unique and interesting capabilities and advantages that have already benefited the general public. Unfortunately, except for medical and specific industrial applications, these unique capabilities have not been widely adopted, largely due to the complexity of the technology, the overconfident reliance on passive detection systems to handle most challenges, and the unrealistic public concerns regarding radiation safety issues for a given active inspection deployment. The unique homeland security challenges facing the United States today are inviting more "out-of-the-box" solutions and are demanding the effective technological solutions that only active interrogation systems can provide. While revolutionary new solutions are always desired, these technology advancements are rare, and when found, usually take a long time to fully understand and implement for a given application. What's becoming more evident is that focusing on under-developed, but well-understood, active inspection technologies can provide many of the needed "out-of-the-box" solutions. This paper presents a brief historical overview of active interrogation. It identifies some of the major homeland defense challenges being confronted and the commercial and research technologies presently available and being pursued. Finally, the paper addresses the role of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and its partner, the Idaho Accelerator Center at Idaho State University, in promoting and developing active inspection technologies for homeland defense.

  7. An approach to software quality assurance for robotic inspection systems

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    Kiebel, G.R.

    1993-10-01

    Software quality assurance (SQA) for robotic systems used in nuclear waste applications is vital to ensure that the systems operate safely and reliably and pose a minimum risk to humans and the environment. This paper describes the SQA approach for the control and data acquisition system for a robotic system being developed for remote surveillance and inspection of underground storage tanks (UST) at the Hanford Site.

  8. Final Report Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program.

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    Naus, Dan J; Ellingwood, B R; Oland, C Barry

    2005-09-01

    The Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program had primary objectives of (1) understanding the significant factors relating corrosion occurrence, efficacy of inspection, and structural capacity reduction of steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments; (2) providing the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) reviewers a means of establishing current structural capacity margins or estimating future residual structural capacity margins for steel containments, and concrete containments as limited by liner integrity; (3) providing recommendations, as appropriate, on information to be requested of licensees for guidance that could be utilized by USNRC reviewers in assessing the seriousness of reported incidences of containment degradation; and (4) providing technical assistance to the USNRC (as requested) related to concrete technology. Primary program accomplishments have included development of a degradation assessment methodology; reviews of techniques and methods for inspection and repair of containment metallic pressure boundaries; evaluation of high-frequency acoustic imaging, magnetostrictive sensor, electromagnetic acoustic transducer, and multimode guided plate wave technologies for inspection of inaccessible regions of containment metallic pressure boundaries; development of a continuum damage mechanics-based approach for structural deterioration; establishment of a methodology for reliability-based condition assessments of steel containments and liners; and fragility assessments of steel containments with localized corrosion. In addition, data and information assembled under this program has been transferred to the technical community through review meetings and briefings, national and international conference participation, technical committee involvement, and publications of reports and journal articles. Appendix A provides a listing of program reports, papers, and publications; and Appendix B contains a listing of

  9. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0853 | Department of Energy

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

    853 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0853 July 13, 2011 Organizational Conflicts of Interest Program at Sandia National Laboratories The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is a multi-program national security laboratory managed and operated under contract by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. As part of the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Sandia is designated as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center

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

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    13 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0913 June 3, 2014 Conference Management at Selected Department Sites In support of its diverse science, energy and national security missions, the Department of Energy (Department) sponsors and/or funds attendance of both Federal and contractor employees at a variety of conferences and meetings. In response to Office of Management and Budget direction, the Department issued a memorandum, Updated Guidance on Conference-Related Activities and Spending, establishing

  11. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0933 | Department of Energy

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    3 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0933 January 30, 2015 Review of Controls for Protecting Nonpublic Information at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), an independent agency within the Department of Energy (Department), regulates, in part, the reliability of the Nation's bulk electric grid. In February 2014, sensitive internal information regarding the electric grid analysis was mentioned by national media and attributed in the press to a

  12. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0935 | Department of Energy

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    5 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0935 February 11, 2015 Allegations Concerning Information Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a part of the National Nuclear Security Administration, executes missions affecting national priorities involving nuclear security, intelligence, defense, nonproliferation, and counterterrorism. LANL is managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), and Federal oversight is provided by the Los Alamos Site

  13. Effective and efficient optics inspection approach using machine learning algorithms

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    Abdulla, G; Kegelmeyer, L; Liao, Z; Carr, W

    2010-11-02

    The Final Optics Damage Inspection (FODI) system automatically acquires and utilizes the Optics Inspection (OI) system to analyze images of the final optics at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). During each inspection cycle up to 1000 images acquired by FODI are examined by OI to identify and track damage sites on the optics. The process of tracking growing damage sites on the surface of an optic can be made more effective by identifying and removing signals associated with debris or reflections. The manual process to filter these false sites is daunting and time consuming. In this paper we discuss the use of machine learning tools and data mining techniques to help with this task. We describe the process to prepare a data set that can be used for training and identifying hardware reflections in the image data. In order to collect training data, the images are first automatically acquired and analyzed with existing software and then relevant features such as spatial, physical and luminosity measures are extracted for each site. A subset of these sites is 'truthed' or manually assigned a class to create training data. A supervised classification algorithm is used to test if the features can predict the class membership of new sites. A suite of self-configuring machine learning tools called 'Avatar Tools' is applied to classify all sites. To verify, we used 10-fold cross correlation and found the accuracy was above 99%. This substantially reduces the number of false alarms that would otherwise be sent for more extensive investigation.

  14. RELIABLE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION OF FLEXIBLE RISERS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY

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    Almeida, Romulo M.; Rebello, Joao Marcos A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering COPPE/UFRJ-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro P.O. Box 68505 CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil); Vaz, Murilo A. [Department of Ocean Engineering-COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil)

    2010-02-22

    Flexible risers are composite tubular structures manufactured by the concentric assemblage of cylindrical polymeric and helically wound metallic layers employed to convey pressurized fluids such as oil, gas and water in the ocean environment. The metallic layers account for the flexible risers' structural strength and are dimensioned according to the static and dynamic loads. They are usually installed in a free hanging catenary configuration and are subjected to the direct action of waves and marine currents and wave induced motions from the oil production platform. The fatigue rupture of wire armours in the end fitting or within the riser segment protected by the bend stiffener is an object of major concern. Integrity models have been developed, however inspection techniques are mandatory to ensure that failure is detected. Gammagraphy has been used as a common inspection technique in all regions of the flexible riser, mainly with the single wall-single view method. On the other side, there is not any qualified radiographic procedure to this kind of structure. Radiographic simulation was adopted and its validation with actual gammagraphies and establishment of radiographic parameters to complex radiation geometries were done. Results show the viability of the radiographic inspection analyzing the armour wires' rupture and the displacement between wires.

  15. The impact of instructions on aircraft visual inspection performance : a first look at the overall results.

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    Drury, Colin G.; Spencer, Floyd Wayne; Wenner, Caren A.

    2003-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of instructions on aircraft visual inspection performance and strategy. Forty-two inspectors from industry were asked to perform inspections of six areas of a Boeing 737. Six different instruction versions were developed for each inspection task, varying in the number and type of directed inspections. The amount of time spent inspecting, the number of calls made, and the number of the feedback calls detected all varied widely across the inspectors. However, inspectors who used instructions with a higher number of directed inspections referred to the instructions more often during and after the task, and found a higher percentage of a selected set of feedback cracks than inspectors using other instruction versions. This suggests that specific instructions can help overall inspection performance, not just performance on the defects specified. Further, instructions were shown to change the way an inspector approaches a task.

  16. CIRCUMFERENTIAL MFL IN-LINE INSPECTION FOR CRACKS IN PIPELINES

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    J.B. Nestleroth

    2003-06-01

    Circumferential MFL is a new implementation of a widely used technology that has potential to provide improved detection and quantification of axially oriented defects such as cracks, seam weld defects, mechanical damage, and groove corrosion. This implementation works by orienting the magnetic field around the pipe rather that along the axis. By orienting the magnetic field around the pipe (the circumferential direction), the axial defects that were magnetically transparent can disrupt more of the magnetic field and can be more easily detected. Initial implementations of circumferential MFL have found that flux leakage from cracks at the interior of the pipe is small, and the signals from cracks are difficult to detect. The objective of this project is to improve detection of cracks by changing the implementation along with using data from overlapping and complementary inspection techniques. Two technology enhancements were investigated: Combining high- and low-magnetization technology for stress detection; and Combining axial and circumferential MFL methods. Although a method combining high- and low-magnetization technology showed promise for characterizing gouges cause by third party excavation equipment, its commercial development was not successful for two reasons. First, the stress diminishes the crack signal, while the opening of the crack increases the signal. The stress-induced changes in flux leakage around cracks were small and any critical information on the severity of cracks and crack-like defects is difficult to distinguish from changes caused by the crack opening and other inspection variables. Second, it is difficult to magnetize pipe material in the circumferential direction. A relatively low, non-uniform magnetization level produced by the circumferential magnetizer makes detection of changes due to stress extremely difficult. This project also examined combining axial and circumferential MFL to improve crack detection and distinguish cracks for

  17. Condition Assessment Survey (CAS) Program. Deficiency standards and inspections methods manual: Volume 8, 0.08 Mechanical, Book 2

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    Not Available

    1993-05-01

    Inspection methods presented for plumbing, fire protection, heating, cooling, and special items (drinking water cooling systems).

  18. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, for Calendar Year 2009

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2010-05-28

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Unit (CAU) sites located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2009 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following seven CAUs: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR) CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR) CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR) CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches (TTR) CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR) CAU 484: Surface Debris, Waste Sites, and Burn Area (TTR) CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR) The annual post-closure inspections were conducted May 56, 2009. All inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports. The post-closure inspection plan for each CAU is included in Attachment B, with the exception of CAU 400. CAU 400 does not require post-closure inspections, but inspections of the vegetation and fencing are conducted as a best management practice. The inspection checklists for each site inspection are included in Attachment C, the field notes are included in Attachment D, and the site photographs are included in Attachment E. Vegetation monitoring of CAU 400, CAU 404, CAU 407, and CAU 426 was performed in June 2009, and the vegetation monitoring report is included in Attachment F. Maintenance was performed at CAU 453. Animal burrows observed during the annual inspection were backfilled, and a depression was restored to grade on June 25, 2009. Post-closure site inspections should continue as scheduled. Vegetation survey inspections have been conducted annually at CAUs 400, 404, 407, and 426. Discontinuation of vegetation surveys is recommended at the CAU 400 Bomblet Pit and CAU 426, which have been successfully revegetated. Discontinuation of vegetation surveys is also recommended at CAU 404, which has been changed to an administrative closure with no inspections required. Vegetation

  19. Development of ultrasonic methods for the nondestructive inspection of concrete

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    Claytor, T.N.; Ellingson, W.A.

    1983-08-01

    Nondestructive inspection of Portland cement and refractory concrete is conducted to determine strength, thickness, presence of voids or foreign matter, presence of cracks, amount of degradation due to chemical attack, and other properties without the necessity of coring the structure (which is usually accomplished by destructively removing a sample). This paper reviews the state of the art of acoustic nondestructive testing methods for Portland cement and refractory concrete. Most nondestructive work on concrete has concentrated on measuring acoustic velocity by through transmission methods. Development of a reliable pitch-catch or pulse-echo system would provide a method of measuring thickness with access from only one side of the concrete.

  20. On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection

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    Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S.

    1997-04-01

    This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.

  1. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 2

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    1995-12-15

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

  2. Primary water stress corrosion cracking inspection ranking scheme for Alloy 600 components

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    Hoang, P.H.; Gangadharan, A.; Ramalingam, S.C.

    1996-12-31

    Palisades Nuclear Plant has developed a comprehensive inspection program to support safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of all Alloy 600 nozzles and safe ends in the primary coolant system (PCS). As a part of the Palisades Alloy 600 Project, an inspection prioritization scheme was developed to help the plant focus its resources on high risk components and plan appropriate inspection activities for the other components. The inspection prioritization scheme is based on the susceptibility of the components to Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC), component failure consequences, component leak detectability and component radiation exposure. The scheme provides a simple, systematic and technical base for selecting Alloy 600 components for inspection. The scheme, however, could be used to develop an inspection schedule or to select the highest priority components for mitigation or replacement.

  3. Apparatus for inspecting a group of containers and method of using same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lee, Jr., James H.; Salton, Jonathan R.; Spletzer, Barry L.

    2012-02-28

    An apparatus and method for inspecting a plurality of containers are provided. Each container has an outer surface for housing at least one material therein. The techniques provided involve at least one inspection vehicle and at least one detector. Each inspection vehicle has a plurality of wheels for movably positioning about the plurality of containers. The wheels may have at least one magnet for selectively adhering to the outer surface of at least one of the containers whereby the inspection vehicle traverses the container(s). The detector is positionable proximate at least one of the containers. The detector may be deployable from the inspection vehicle to a position adjacent the container(s). The detector has at least one sensor for measuring at least one characteristic of the plurality of containers. At least one base station may be provided for communicating with the inspection vehicle(s) and/or detector(s).

  4. Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with Home Energy Score Webinar (Text

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

    Version) | Department of Energy Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with Home Energy Score Webinar (Text Version) Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with Home Energy Score Webinar (Text Version) Here is the text version of the webinar Enhance Your Home Inspection Business with Home Energy Score, presented in March 2016. Watch the presentation. Joan Glickman: First slide: ... the air conditioner, it's hard for someone to know that just by looking at a unit, whether it's efficient or not

  5. INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 | Department of Energy

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    INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 INSPECTION REPORT: INS-L-13-05 July 9, 2013 Follow-up Inspection on Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory Since the early 1940's, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials. These activities have resulted in the generation and disposal of a variety of hazardous, radioactive, and solid wastes. In 1998, Los Alamos developed a workplan that

  6. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection - Piqua, OH, Decommissioned Reactor Site

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    Piqua, OH, Decommissioned Reactor Site May 2012 Page 1 2012 Annual Inspection and Radiological Survey Results for the Piqua, Ohio, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF), a decommissioned nuclear power demonstration facility, was inspected on April 10, 2012. The site, located on the east bank of the Great Miami River in Piqua, Ohio, is in good physical condition. There is no requirement for a follow-up inspection. The former PNPF consists of a reactor

  7. Microsoft Word - Appendix E - Erosion Control M&M Inspection Procedure.docx

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    E Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure This page intentionally left blank LMS/RFS/S04532 Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure April 2012 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Rocky Flats Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection Procedure April 2012 Doc. No. S04532 Page 1 1.0 Introduction The Erosion Control Plan for Rocky Flats Property Central

  8. NNSA hosts international CTBT on-site inspection experts at Nevada National

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Security Site | National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA) hosts international CTBT on-site inspection experts at Nevada National Security Site Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:26pm CTBT surrogate inspectors and other inspection experts visited the Nevada National Security Site, a former nuclear explosive test site. Here they are pictured on the edge of the Sedan Crater. This month, NNSA hosted a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on-site inspection activity at the Nevada National

  9. Tonopah Test Range Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, Calendar Year 2002

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    R. B. Jackson

    2003-08-01

    This Post-Closure Inspection Annual Report provides documentation of the semiannual inspections conducted at the following Corrective Action Units (CAU)s: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill; CAU 404: Roller Coaster Lagoons and Trench; CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area; CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes; CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches; CAU 427: Septic Waste Systems 2, 6; and CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill, all located at the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada. Post-closure inspections are not required at CAU 400 but are conducted to monitor vegetation and fencing at the site. Site inspections were conducted in May and November 2002. All site inspections were made after Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) approval of the appropriate Closure Report (CR), excluding CAU 400 which did not require a CR, and were conducted in accordance with the Post-Closure Inspection Plans in the NDEP-approved CRs. Post-closure inspections conducted during 2002 identified several areas requiring maintenance/repairs. Maintenance work and proposed additional monitoring are included in the appropriate section for each CAU. This report includes copies of the Post-Closure Inspection Plans, Post-Closure Inspection Checklists, copies of the field notes, photographs, and the Post-Closure Vegetative Monitoring Report. The Post-Closure Inspection Plan for each CAU is located in Attachment A. Post-Closure Inspection Checklists are in Attachment B. Copies of the field notes from each inspection are included in Attachment C. Attachment D consists of the photographic logs and photographs of the sites. The post-closure vegetative monitoring report for calendar year 2002 is included in Attachment E.

  10. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 | Department of Energy

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

    8-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2, 1998 Report on Inspection Regarding Small Business Contracting Statistics Reporting and Presentation On September 11, 1995, the Office of Inspections, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Energy (DOE), received an allegation regarding the accuracy of the Department's small business contracting statistics in the Secretary of Energy's Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 Performance Agreement with the President, entitled: "PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT

  11. Inspection of the Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position, IG-0393

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

    REPORT ON INSPECTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND FILLING OF THE DEPARTMENT'S OMBUDSMAN POSITION Report No: DOE/IG0393 Office of Inspections Washington, D.C. 20585 Date Issued: August 1, 1996 INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of the Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position" The Secretary BACKGROUND: The subject final report is provided to inform you of our findings and recommendations concerning our review of possible personnel irregularities regarding the

  12. INSPECTION REPORT Allegations Regarding Personnel Security Concerns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Personnel Security Concerns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory INS-O-14-02 June 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 4, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR FIELD OPERATIONS, OFFICE OF SCIENCE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on

  13. Apparatus for moving a pipe inspection probe through piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1995-07-18

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

  14. Method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion

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    Fong, James T.

    1996-01-01

    A method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion of a large and thick walled vessel for a defect by computed tomography is provided. A collimated source of radiation is placed adjacent one side of the wall portion and an array of detectors for the radiation is placed on the other side adjacent the source. The radiation from the source passing through the wall portion is then detected with the detectors over a limited angle, dependent upon the curvature of the wall of the vessel, to obtain a dataset. The source and array are then coordinately moved relative to the wall portion in steps and a further dataset is obtained at each step. The plurality of datasets obtained over the limited angle is then processed to produce a tomogram of the wall portion to determine the presence of a defect therein. In a preferred embodiment, the curved wall portion has a center of curvature so that the source and the array are positioned at each step along a respective arc curved about the center. If desired, the detector array and source can be reoriented relative to a new wall portion and an inspection of the new wall portion can be easily obtained. Further, the source and detector array can be indexed in a direction perpendicular to a plane including the limited angle in a plurality of steps so that by repeating the detecting and moving steps at each index step, a three dimensional image can be created of the wall portion.

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

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    Hank Seiff

    2008-12-31

    Under the auspices of the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the US Department of Energy, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation conducted a three-year program to increase the understanding of the safe and proper use and maintenance of vehicular compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. High-pressure fuel systems require periodic inspection and maintenance to insure safe and proper operation. The project addressed the needs of CNG fuel containers (cylinders) and associated high-pressure fuel system components related to existing law, codes and standards (C&S), available training and inspection programs, and assured coordination among vehicle users, public safety officials, fueling station operators and training providers. The program included a public and industry awareness campaign, establishment and administration of a cylinder inspector certification training scholarship program, evaluation of current safety training and testing practices, monitoring and investigation of CNG vehicle incidents, evaluation of a cylinder recertification program and the migration of CNG vehicle safety knowledge to the nascent hydrogen vehicle community.

  16. Apparatus for moving a pipe inspection probe through piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W. Thor; Appel, D. Keith; Lewis, Gregory W.

    1995-01-01

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

  17. CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction- Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection- March 29, 2012

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nuclear Facility Construction - Piping and Pipe Supports Inspection Criteria, Approach and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-52, Rev. 0)

  18. Aviation security cargo inspection queuing simulation model for material flow and accountability

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    Olama, Mohammed M; Allgood, Glenn O; Rose, Terri A; Brumback, Daryl L

    2009-01-01

    Beginning in 2010, the U.S. will require that all cargo loaded in passenger aircraft be inspected. This will require more efficient processing of cargo and will have a significant impact on the inspection protocols and business practices of government agencies and the airlines. In this paper, we develop an aviation security cargo inspection queuing simulation model for material flow and accountability that will allow cargo managers to conduct impact studies of current and proposed business practices as they relate to inspection procedures, material flow, and accountability.

  19. U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Annual Inspection Report November...

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    disposal Site, U.S. Department of Energy DOE, September 1995; LTSP. 3.0 ... Inspection Report U.S. Department of Energy Parkersburg, West Virginia November 2014 ...

  20. Inspection Report: INS-O-13-03 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection Report - Radiological Waste Operations in Area G at Los Alamos National ... Material Disposal Area G (Area G), located in Technical Area 54, is one of Los Alamos' ...

  1. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units on the Nevada National Security Site

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    Boehlecke, Robert F.

    2013-05-28

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for corrective action units on the Nevada Naational Security Site for calendar year 2012.

  2. Final Site-Specific Decommissioning Inspection Report for the University of Washington Research and Test Reactor

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    Sarah Roberts

    2006-10-18

    Report of site-specific decommissioning in-process inspection activities at the University of Washington Research and Test Reactor Facility.

  3. Program for the Inspection of Nickel Alloy Components Report from the Program’s Steering Committee: Inspection of Bottom-Mounted Instrumentation Nozzles Round Robin

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    Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Heasler, Patrick G.; Doctor, Steven R.; Taylor, Theodore T.

    2009-11-13

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) executed agreements with organizations in Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Finland, and the United States to establish the Program for the Inspection of Nickel Alloy Components (PINC).

  4. Evaluation of computer-based ultrasonic inservice inspection systems

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    Harris, R.V. Jr.; Angel, L.J.; Doctor, S.R.; Park, W.R.; Schuster, G.J.; Taylor, T.T.

    1994-03-01

    This report presents the principles, practices, terminology, and technology of computer-based ultrasonic testing for inservice inspection (UT/ISI) of nuclear power plants, with extensive use of drawings, diagrams, and LTT images. The presentation is technical but assumes limited specific knowledge of ultrasonics or computers. The report is divided into 9 sections covering conventional LTT, computer-based LTT, and evaluation methodology. Conventional LTT topics include coordinate axes, scanning, instrument operation, RF and video signals, and A-, B-, and C-scans. Computer-based topics include sampling, digitization, signal analysis, image presentation, SAFI, ultrasonic holography, transducer arrays, and data interpretation. An evaluation methodology for computer-based LTT/ISI systems is presented, including questions, detailed procedures, and test block designs. Brief evaluations of several computer-based LTT/ISI systems are given; supplementary volumes will provide detailed evaluations of selected systems.

  5. Ultrasonic probe for inspecting double-wall tube. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cook, K.V.; Cunningham, R.A. Jr.; Murrin, H.T.

    1981-05-29

    An ultrasonic probe for inspecting the interface between the walls of a double-wall tube comprises a cylindrical body member having two cavities axially spaced apart thereon. The probe is placed in the tube and ultrasonic energy is transmitted from a transducer in its body member to a reflector in one of its cavities and thence into the inner wall of the tube. A second transducer in the probe body member communicates with the second cavity through a collimation passage in the body member, and the amount of ultrasonic energy reflected from the interface between the walls of the tube to a second reflector through the collimation passage to the second transducer depends upon the characteristics of said interface.

  6. Smart Onboard Inspection of High Pressure Gas Fuel Cylinders

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    Beshears, D.L.; Starbuck, J.M.

    1999-09-27

    The use of natural gas as an alternative fuel in automotive applications is not widespread primarily because of the high cost and durability of the composite storage tanks. Tanks manufactured using carbon fiber are desirable in weight critical passenger vehicles because of the low density of carbon fiber. The high strength of carbon fiber also translates to a weight reduction because thinner wall designs are possible to withstand the internal pressure loads. However, carbon fiber composites are prone to impact damage that over the life of the storage tank may lead to an unsafe condition for the vehicle operator. A technique that potentially may be a reliable indication of developing hazardous conditions in composite fuel tanks is imbedded fiber optics. The applicability of this technique to onboard inspection is discussed and results from preliminary lab testing indicate that fiber optic sensors can reliably detect impact damage.

  7. Automated ultrasonic inspection of turbine blade tenons results summary

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    Kotteakos, B.

    1996-12-31

    Cracks occurring in turbine blade tenons have the possibility of producing severe damage if not detected. Undetected cracks can propagate to a critical size, resulting in loss of shroud, excessive vibration and consequential unit shut down. Advances in the development of ultrasonic techniques have provided Southern California Edison Company (SCE) with an effective method of detecting tenon cracking prior to crack propagation to critical size. The ultrasonic system utilized by SCE incorporates focused array technology and automated scanning techniques and provides many advantages over the conventional manual scanning techniques. This paper addresses the system utilized by the company and the results of inspections since the introduction of the equipment to the power generation industry.

  8. Systems for detecting charged particles in object inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Morris, Christopher L.; Makela, Mark F.

    2013-08-20

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

  9. Fernald_Preserve_September_2014_OSDF_Inspection_Report.pdf

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    8979.1 09/14 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report September 2014 6319-D6378 8979.2 09/14 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6373 6319D-6348 8979.3 09/14 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6375 6319D-6376 8979.4 09/14 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6349 6319D-6372 8979.5 09/14 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6350 6319D-6371 8979.6 09/14 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6353 6319D-63691 8979.7 09/14 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6355

  10. Method and apparatus for inspecting reflection masks for defects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bokor, Jeffrey; Lin, Yun

    2003-04-29

    An at-wavelength system for extreme ultraviolet lithography mask blank defect detection is provided. When a focused beam of wavelength 13 nm is incident on a defective region of a mask blank, three possible phenomena can occur. The defect will induce an intensity reduction in the specularly reflected beam, scatter incoming photons into an off-specular direction, and change the amplitude and phase of the electric field at the surface which can be monitored through the change in the photoemission current. The magnitude of these changes will depend on the incident beam size, and the nature, extent and size of the defect. Inspection of the mask blank is performed by scanning the mask blank with 13 nm light focused to a spot a few .mu.m in diameter, while measuring the reflected beam intensity (bright field detection), the scattered beam intensity (dark-field detection) and/or the change in the photoemission current.

  11. Ultrasonic probe for inspecting double-wall tube

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cook, Kenneth V.; Cunningham, Jr., Robert A.; Murrin, Horace T.

    1983-01-01

    An ultrasonic probe for inspecting the interface between the walls of a double-wall tube comprises a cylindrical body member having two cavities axially spaced apart thereon. The probe is placed in the tube and ultrasonic energy is transmitted from a transducer in its body member to a reflector in one of its cavities and thence into the inner wall of the tube. A second transducer in the probe body member communicates with the second cavity through a collimation passage in the body member, and the amount of ultrasonic energy reflected from the interface between the walls of the tube to a second reflector through the collimation passage to the second transducer depends upon the characteristics of said interface.

  12. Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Harmon, J Frank [Pocatello, ID; Jones, James L [Idaho Falls, ID; Hunt, Alan W [Pocatello, ID; Spaulding, Randy J [Pocatello, ID; Smith, Michael [Phoenix, AZ

    2009-03-24

    An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed container, and which produces a pulsed beam of photons which passes through the sealed container and any contents enclosed within the sealed container; a detector positioned in spaced relation relative to a second, opposite side of the sealed container, and which receives the pulsed beam of photons which passes through the contents of the sealed container, and which produces an output signal; and a computer for developing a visible image from the output signal of the detector which depicts the contents of the sealed container.

  13. A mobile computed tomographic unit for inspecting reinforced concrete columns

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    Sumitra, T.; Srisatit, S.; Pattarasumunt, A.

    1994-12-31

    A mobile computed tomographic unit applicable in the inspection of reinforced concrete columns was designed, constructed and tested. A CT image reconstruction programme written in Quick Basic was first developed to be used on an IBM PC/AT microcomputer. It provided user friendly menus for data processing and displaying CT image. The prototype of a gamma-ray scanning system using a 1.11 GBq Cs-137 source and a NaI(T1) scintillation detector was also designed and constructed. The system was a microcomputer controlled, single-beam rotate-translate scanner used for collecting transmitted gamma-ray data in different angles. The CT unit was finally tested with a standard column and a column of an existing building. The cross sectional images of the columns could be clearly seen. The positions and sizes of the reinforced bars could be estimated.

  14. Inspection of the Secretary of Energy`s foreign travel

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-10-07

    On December 9, 1995, the Secretary of Energy requested that the Department`s Inspector General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant in each trip, the funding of each trip, and claims for reimbursements for expenses by Federal trip participants. The Secretary also requested that the review include an assessment of travel authorization, voucher, traveler reimbursement, and auditing systems employed by the Department to identify steps that could be taken to reduce errors and improve accounting oversight. Additionally, the Secretary requested that the Inspector General conduct a thorough examination of the establishment and filling of the Department`s Ombudsman position. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated a review into these matters and assigned primary responsibility for the review to the Office of Inspections. The purpose of this inspection was to conduct a thorough examination of the 16 Secretarial foreign trips from June 1993 to December 1995. This report focuses on the four trade missions because of their extent and cost. We examined a number of Departmental management systems and processes involved in planning and executing the 16 foreign trips. To determine the actual cost of the 16 trips, it was necessary to determine who participated in the trips and to identify the individual travel costs. We were required to perform extensive reviews of records and conduct a large number of interviews because the Department could not provide any specific documents that could accurately account for who actually participated on the 16 trips. Having identified who participated, it was then necessary to examine key aspects of the Department`s management systems. Our report contains 31 recommendations for corrective action.

  15. X-Ray Cargo Inspection: Status and Trends

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    Chen Gongyin; Bjorkholm, Paul; Fox, Timothy R.; Wilson, Zane; Bonsergent, Xavier

    2009-03-10

    Over the past several years, x-ray cargo inspection has experienced tremendous growth. There are several hundred systems in use world wide and a few new units are installed every week. Fielded systems are mostly located in north and West Africa, Middle East, Europe (especially Russia), East Asia, and South America. The majority of systems are powered by Varian M3, M6 or M9 Linac x-ray sources. The spatial resolution of these systems is typically 3-5 mm, penetration ranges from around 200 mm to 450 mm of steel and contrast sensitivity is typically 1-4%. Inspection throughput ranges from about 20 trucks per hour to 200 trucks per hour. Currently the systems are primarily used to fight import tax evasion and smuggling of controlled substances. There are a few clear trends: Imaging performance has been steadily improving; a variety of systems have been developed to fit different needs; also, there is a strong effort in material discrimination, or even identification and automatic detection. The last, but not least trend is a shift to security applications. The US government has launched major efforts such as CAARS and JINII to fight nuclear threat and systems that can automatically detect a small amount of high atomic number materials are being developed. This paper only covers RF linear accelerator based X-ray sources, which prevail in the industry. Induction accelerators (Betatrons) have some limited use in low-end imaging systems and high duty factors sources have recently been proposed for study.

  16. 2015 Annual Inspection report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties

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    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2015 LMS/MNT/S13444 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2015 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2015 Doc. No. S13444 Page i Contents Abbreviations .................................................................................................................................. ii Executive Summary

  17. MODELING AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR AVIATION SECURITY CARGO INSPECTION QUEUING SYSTEM

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    Allgood, Glenn O; Olama, Mohammed M; Rose, Terri A; Brumback, Daryl L

    2009-01-01

    Beginning in 2010, the U.S. will require that all cargo loaded in passenger aircraft be inspected. This will require more efficient processing of cargo and will have a significant impact on the inspection protocols and business practices of government agencies and the airlines. In this paper, we conduct performance evaluation study for an aviation security cargo inspection queuing system for material flow and accountability. The overall performance of the aviation security cargo inspection system is computed, analyzed, and optimized for the different system dynamics. Various performance measures are considered such as system capacity, residual capacity, and throughput. These metrics are performance indicators of the system s ability to service current needs and response capacity to additional requests. The increased physical understanding resulting from execution of the queuing model utilizing these vetted performance measures will reduce the overall cost and shipping delays associated with the new inspection requirements.

  18. A wall-crawling robot for reactor vessel inspection in advanced reactors

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    Spelt, P.F.; Crane, C.; Feng, L.; Abidi, M.; Tosunoglu, S.

    1994-06-01

    A consortium of four universities and the Center for Engineering Systems Advanced Research of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has designed a prototype wall-crawling robot to perform weld inspection in advanced nuclear reactors. Design efforts for the reactor vessel inspection robot (RVIR) concentrated on the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor because it presents the most demanding environment in which such a robot must operate. The RVIR consists of a chassis containing two sets of suction cups that can alternately grasp the side of the vessel being inspected, providing both locomotion and steering functions. Sensors include three CCD cameras and a weld inspection device based on new shear-wave technology. The restrictions of the inspection environment presented major challenges to the team. These challenges were met in the prototype, which has been tested in a non-radiation, room-temperature mockup of the robot work environment and shown to perform as expected.

  19. Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections

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    DiMambro, Joseph; Roach, Dennis P.; Rackow, Kirk A.; Nelson, Ciji L.; Dasch, Cameron J.; Moore, David G.

    2012-01-03

    An ultrasonic probe deployment device in which an ultrasound-transmitting liquid forms the portion of the ultrasonic wave path in contact with the surface being inspected (i.e., the inspection surface). A seal constrains flow of the liquid, for example preventing the liquid from surging out and flooding the inspection surface. The seal is not rigid and conforms to variations in the shape and unevenness of the inspection surface, thus forming a seal (although possibly a leaky seal) around the liquid. The probe preferably is held in place to produce optimum ultrasonic focus on the area of interest. Use of encoders can facilitate the production of C-scan area maps of the material being inspected.

  20. Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    DiMambro, Joseph; Roach, Dennis P; Rackow, Kirk A; Nelson, Ciji L; Dasch, Cameron J; Moore, David G

    2013-02-12

    An ultrasonic probe deployment device in which an ultrasound-transmitting liquid forms the portion of the ultrasonic wave path in contact with the surface being inspected (i.e., the inspection surface). A seal constrains flow of the liquid, for example preventing the liquid from surging out and flooding the inspection surface. The seal is not rigid and conforms to variations in the shape and unevenness of the inspection surface, thus forming a seal (although possibly a leaky seal) around the liquid. The probe preferably is held in place to produce optimum ultrasonic focus on the area of interest. Use of encoders can facilitate the production of C-scan area maps of the material being inspected.

  1. OSIRIS - Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy Software for On-Site Inspections under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

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    Caffrey, Augustine J.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Egger, A. E.; Hall, Jeter C.; Kelly, S. M.; Krebs, K. M.; Kreek, S.; Jordan, David V.; Milbrath, Brian D.; Padgett, Stephen W.; Wharton, C. J.; Wimer, Nathan G.

    2015-06-01

    OSIRIS - Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy Software for On-Site Inspections under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

  2. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units (CAUs) on the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2012-05-16

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for CAUs on the NNSS for Calendar Year 2011

  3. REPORT OF ON-SITE INSPECTION WORKSHOP-16

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    Sweeney, J J

    2009-07-07

    The central issue addressed by this workshop was the task of making the on-site inspection (OSI) part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty verification system operationally ready at entry into force of the Treaty. It is recognized, and this was emphasized by the 2008 OSI Integrated Field Exercise (IFE), that it is not possible to develop every part of the OSI regime simultaneously. Therefore, it is necessary to prioritize the approach to OSI readiness. The reviews of the IFE have pointed to many elements of OSI readiness that still need development. The objective of this workshop was to provide priorities for the path forward for Working Group B to consider. Several critical areas have been identified that are related to the development of OSI readiness: (1) Technology development: Priorities are radionuclide and noble gas sampling and analysis, visual observation, multispectral/infrared imaging methods, active seismic methods and the recognition of the importance of signatures. (2) Organizational development: Priorities are health and safety, the Operations Support Centre, the Equipment Storage and Maintenance Facility, information technology data flow and communications. (3) Resources: The expertise to develop key parts of the OSI regime is not available within the current OSI Division staff. To develop these aspects of the regime will require more staff or supplements to the staff with cost-free experts or other means. Aspects of the system that could benefit from more staff include radionuclide and noble gas detection methods, data flow and communications, visual observation, multispectral/infrared methods and health and safety. As the path forward, participants of this workshop recognized a need to optimize the development of OSI priorities. The outcome of this workshop is to suggest for consideration an operational approach to OSI readiness that utilizes results of an evaluation of the relative effectiveness of OSI elements versus their relative

  4. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, for Calendar Year 2014

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    Silvas, A. J.; Lantow, Tiffany A.

    2015-03-25

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Units (CAUs) located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2014 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following CAUs; CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR); CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR); CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR); CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR); and CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR) Inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports and subsequent correspondence with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The post-closure inspection plans and subsequent correspondence modifying the requirements for each CAU are included in Appendix B. The inspection checklists are included in Appendix C. Photographs taken during inspections are included in Appendix D. The annual post-closure inspections were conducted on May 28, 2014. Maintenance was required at CAU 407. Animal burrows were backfilled and erosion repairs were performed. Vegetation monitoring was performed at CAU 407 in June 2014. The vegetation monitoring report is included in Appendix E.

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

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2007-06-01

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

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

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2008-06-01

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

  7. V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote

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

    Users Deny Service | Department of Energy 1: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service V-071: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service January 17, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall H.323 Inspection Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service PLATFORM: The vulnerability is reported in versions 8.7.1 and 8.7.1.1. ABSTRACT: A vulnerability has been reported in Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

  8. Technique development for field inspection of cracking in seam welded ducts

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    Shell, Eric B.; Benson, Craig; Liljestrom, Greg C.; Shanahan, Stephen

    2014-02-18

    The resistance seam weld interfaces between alloyed and pure titanium are an in service concern due to precipitation of titanium hydride and resulting embrittlement and cracking. Several inspection techniques were developed and evaluated for field use to characterize the damage in the fleet. Electromagnetic, ultrasonic, florescent penetrant, thermographic, and radiographic techniques were considered. The ultrasonic and electromagnetic approaches were both found suitable. However, the electromagnetic approach is more desirable for field inspections, due to consistency and ease of use. The electromagnetic inspection procedure is able to discriminate between precursor damage and through cracking with sufficient sensitivity to small cracks.

  9. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units on the Nevada National Security Site

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    Boehleke, R. F.

    2014-05-06

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for Corrective Action Units (CAUs) on the Nevada National Security Site for calendar year 2013. The inspections identified maintenance and repair is required at the following sites: sign and/or fence repair is necessary at CAUs 113, 137, 139, 140, 143, 262, 370, 371, 372, 374, 476, 478, 529, 542, and 560; animal burrows were identified at CAU 547; and erosion was identified at CAUs 366, 367, 383, 551, and 574. In addition, the following use restrictions were removed during 2013 and will no longer be inspected in 2014: 165, 357, and 528.

  10. Development of a Visual Inspection Checklist for Evaluation of Fielded PV Module Condition (Presentation)

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    Packard, C. E; Wohlgemuth, J. H.; Kurtz, S. R.

    2012-03-01

    A visual inspection checklist for the evaluation of fielded photovoltaic (PV) modules has been developed to facilitate collection of data describing the field performance of PV modules. The proposed inspection checklist consists of 14 sections, each documenting the appearance or properties of a part of the module. This tool has been evaluated through the inspection of over 60 PV modules produced by more than 20 manufacturers and fielded at two different sites for varying periods of time. Aggregated data from a single data collection tool such as this checklist has the potential to enable longitudinal studies of module condition over time, technology evolution, and field location for the enhancement of module reliability models.

  11. Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2014, Waste Tanks 26, 27, 28 and 33

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    Elder, J.; Vandekamp, R.

    2014-09-29

    Ultrasonic nondestructive examinations (NDE) were performed on waste storage tanks 26, 27, 28 and 33 at the Savannah River Site as a part of the In-Service Inspection (ISI) Program for High Level Waste Tanks. No reportable conditions were identified during these inspections. The results indicate that the implemented corrosion control program continues to effectively mitigate corrosion in the SRS waste tanks. Ultrasonic inspection (UT) is used to detect general wall thinning, pitting and interface attack, as well as vertically oriented cracks through inspection of an 8.5 inch wide strip extending over the accessible height of the primary tank wall and accessible knuckle regions. Welds were also inspected in tanks 27, 28 and 33 with no reportable indications. In a Type III/IIIA primary tank, a complete vertical strip includes scans of five plates (including knuckles) so five plate/strips would be completed at each vertical strip location. In FY 2014, a combined total of 79 plate/strips were examined for thickness mapping and crack detection, equating to over 45,000 square inches of area inspected on the primary tank wall. Of the 79 plate/strips examined in FY 2014 all but three have average thicknesses that remain at or above the construction minimum thickness which is nominal thickness minus 0.010 inches. There were no service induced reportable thicknesses or cracking encountered. A total of 2 pits were documented in 2014 with the deepest being 0.032 inches deep. One pit was detected in Tank 27 and one in Tank 33. No pitting was identified in Tanks 26 or 28. The maximum depth of any pit encountered in FY 2014 is 5% of nominal thickness, which is less than the minimum reportable criteria of 25% through-wall for pitting. In Tank 26 two vertical strips were inspected, as required by the ISI Program, due to tank conditions being outside normal chemistry controls for more than 3 months. Tank 28 had an area of localized thinning on the exterior wall of the secondary

  12. Inspection Report: OAI-L-16-06 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: OAI-L-16-06 December 22, 2015 Worker Safety and Health at the Y-12 ... the safe, secure, and cost-effective management of the Y-12 National Security Complex ...

  13. Hanford Double-Shell Tank Inspection Annual Report Calendar Year 2012

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    Petermann, Tasha M.; Boomer, Kayle D.; Washenfelder, D. J.

    2013-12-02

    The double-shell tanks (DSTs) were constructed between 1968 and 1986. They will have exceeded their design life before the waste can be removed and trasferred to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant for vitrification. The Double-Shell Tank Integrity Project has been established to evaluate tank aging, and ensure that each tank is structurally sound for continued use. This is the first issue of the Double-Shell Tank Inspection Annual Report. The purpose of this issue is to summarize the results of DST inspections conducted from the beginnng of the inspection program through the end of CY2012. Hereafter, the report will be updated annually with summaries of the past year's DST inspection activities.

  14. Inspection Report: INS-L-08-06 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-L-08-06 September 5, 2008 Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico Student Intern Safety Training This letter report provides the results of an Office of...

  15. Inspection Report: INS-O-06-02 | Department of Energy

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    Inspection Report: INS-O-06-02 May 17, 2006 Concerns Regarding Lead Contamination and Radio logical Controls at the Nevada Test Site The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Nevada Test ...

  16. Inspection Report: INS-O-11-01 | Department of Energy

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    1-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-11-01 February 10, 2011 Management of Controlled Substances at Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory As part of its national defense mission, the...

  17. Inspection Report: INS-O-07-01 | Department of Energy

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    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-07-01 May 22, 2007 Review of Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Departmentof Energy The National Defense Auhtorization Act for Fiscal...

  18. Inspection Report: INS-O-12-02 | Department of Energy

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    2-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-12-02 July 2, 2012 Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites In support of its research and development mission and security of its...

  19. Inspection Report: INS-O-13-05 | Department of Energy

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    5 Inspection Report: INS-O-13-05 September 16, 2013 Unclassified Foreign National Visits ... Topic: Management & Administration INS-O-13-05.pdf (739.52 KB) More Documents & ...

  20. Inspection Report: INS-O-04-01 | Department of Energy

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    ...O-04-01 August 31, 2004 Inspection of Intelligence Oversight Activities at Selected Field Sites On December 4, 1981, the President issued Executive Order 12333 (E.O. 12333), ...