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1

Focus on rotary drill rigs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article discusses the drill rig, focusing on the rotary drill rigs. There are two principal drilling methods - rotary and percussion. In certain situations, percussion drilling is the most practical method, but for most applications, rotary drilling using the rotary-tricone bit with either steel-toothed cones or carbide inserts, is the common and accepted drilling technique. There are four principal reasons for a rotary drill rig: to provide power to the rotary-tricone bit; to provide air to clean the hole; to provide a life-support system for the rotary-tricone bits; and, to provide a stable and efficient platform from which to drill the hole.

Schivley, G.P. Jr.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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34th annual reed rotary rig census  

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This article reports that the number of rigs active according to the 1986 census is 1052, which represents a decline of 1573 rigs from 1985 figures. This 60 percent decrease is the largest decline of active rigs in the 34-year history of the census. The 1986 census takers found 3993 rigs are available with the capacity to drill deeper than 3000 ft. The count has thus declined by 416 rigs (9 percent) from the 1985 total of 4409. Rig availability declined for the fourth consecutive year following nine straight years of fleet expansion (1974-1982). During the past four years, 1651 rigs have been removed from the drilling fleet representing a 29 percent decline from the record high number of rigs available in 1982. The 1986 decline in the available U.S. fleet is considerably less than what many industry observers had been anticipating. A larger decrease in the rig fleet has not been realized for a number of reasons.

Hutchinson, D.L.; Pastusek, P.E.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

3

Rotating head for rotary drilling rigs  

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A rotating head is claimed for a rotary drilling rig which is to be secured to the top of a well pipe having an inner rotating portion with an opening therethrough which permits passage of drill pipe, pipe joints, and Kelly tools; the rotating portion has an annular drive rubber formed integrally with the top portion thereof. A rotating head drive bushing having an opening with a cross-sectional shape generally conforming to the cross-section of the Kelly tool to permit only sliding motion therebetween is provided with helical external ridges which produce a disengagable gripping action with the opening in the drive rubber at the top of the rotating portion of the rotating head. The rotating portion has a conventional stripper rubber at the bottom thereof and is mounted with a double roller bearing to provide low friction motion with respect to the fixed portion of the head. The double roller bearing is lubricated with a viscous lubricating material and paddles are provided between the sets of rollers of the double roller bearing for distributing the viscous lubricating material and in particular propel it onto the upper set of bearings; the upper body portion of the rotating head is readily detachable from the lower sleeve portion which is normally welded to the well conductor pipe.

Adams, J.R.

1983-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary torque and rpm indicator for oil well drilling rigs  

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Monitoring the torque applied by the rotary table to the drill string and the rpm of the drill string is provided. An intermediate adapter is positioned between the drill kelly and the rotary table. A strain gauge is attached to the intermediate adapter to measure torsional deformation and provide an indication of rotary torque. Transmission of torque data is accomplished by radio frequency transmission utilizing a transmitter on the intermediate adapter. A receiver is mounted to the side of the drill rig floor to receive and demodulate the torque signal. The intermediate adapter is rotating at the same rate as the drill string. Detection of the revolutions utilizing the changing R.F. Field strength is accomplished at the edge of the drill rig platform or elsewhere with a stationary sensor which doubles as the torque receiver. A highly directional torque transmitter antenna mounted on the adapter is used with the major lobe lying parallel to the rig floor and perpendicular to the pipe. By detecting the envelope of the radio frequency field strength, each rotation is marked by a peak. This enables continuous torque and rpm monitoring.

Chien, L.C.

1981-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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U. S. rig count drops below 600, a post-1940 low  

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This paper reports that the Baker Hughes Inc. count of active U.S. rotary rigs as of June 12 fell to less than 600 the first time since that tally began in 1940. The previous modern record low was set at 610 the previous week. Baker Hughes reported about 1,400 rigs idle in the U.S. last week. Using a different criteria, the Smith International count of U.S. active rigs fell seven units to 653 the week ended June 12, compared with a count of 910 the previous year. Baker Hughes predecessor Hughes Tool Co. began keeping monthly records of active U.S. rigs in January 1940. The lowest monthly count that year was 857. It changed to a weekly count in January 1949. The milestone was met wit calls for relief for the U.S. upstream sector from industry and government officials in Washington.

Not Available

1992-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

6

New ultra-deepwater rig with dual rotaries will reduce costs  

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The Discoverer Enterprise, a next generation, ultra-deepwater drill ship with a dual rotary system, will decrease drilling and completion costs by reducing bottom hole assembly (BHA) and tubular preparation time. Transocean Offshore received a contract from Amoco Corp. to build the ultra-deep floating rig and is scheduled to spud its first well in July 1998. It will generally work in water deeper than 6,000 ft. The rig design involves a new approach that addresses the overall well-construction process and equipment required to decrease significantly deepwater drilling time. The Discoverer is the first ultra-deepwater rig designed specifically for handling subsea completions and extended well tests. The paper discusses increased deepwater rig demand, rig construction costs, drillship design, well construction, development drilling, and cost justification.

Cole, J.C.; Herrmann, R.P.; Scott, R.J. [Transocean Offshore Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Shaughnessy, J.M. [Amoco Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Rig activity; 1989 was the worst year on record  

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This article discusses the quantity of oil rotary rigs running in the United States during 1989. Rotary rigs running in 1989 averaged 870, down 7.1% from 1988 and arguably the worst performance since anyone bothered to count. A quick check into dusty historical records reveals that in 1942 the rotary rig count averaged 761 (this was the result of a deliberate government policy of scaling back drilling). However, the number is misleading, because in the early 1940s cable-tool rigs were around 40% to 45% of the total operating at any given time.

Not Available

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

42nd Annual Reed rig census  

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The eleven-year trend of attrition in the US rig fleet slowed significantly this year as only 12 rigs, or less than 1%, left the available fleet. The number of rotary rigs available for drilling in the US now stands at 1,841. but for the 42-year history of the Reed Tool Co. Rotary Rig Census, the 1973 available rig count of 1,767 remains the record low for yet another year. The count of rigs active during the 45-day census period also declined since last year's census. The active count was down 4.5% to 1,221 from 1,279 in 1993. As a consequence, rig utilization fell to 66.3% in 1994, from 69.0% last year. Notably, a strong shift to gas from oil drilling has occurred. Of the 1,221 rigs active in the census period, 540 were drilling for gas on the last well vs. 356 drilling for oil. Compared to last year, this is an increase in gas drilling of 29% and a decrease in oil drilling 22%. (Rigs targeting both oil and gas totaled 325 in 1994.)

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriquez, M.R. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

36th annual Reed rig census  

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For the sixth straight year, the number of rigs available in the U.S. declined. Five hundred and seventy-nine rotary rigs dropped out of drilling industry competition during the past 12 months as attrition forced rig supply closer toward balance with demand. Significant highlights of this year's census are: The U.S. rig fleet now stands at 2,752 drilling rigs, a 17.4% reduction from the census count in 1987. This is the largest percentage decline and the third largest absolute decline in available rigs in census history; The 1988 census active count was 1,532 rigs, up 10% over 1987; The 1988 census utilization rate was 55.7%, up from the 41.7% reported last year and a 110% improvement over the all-time low of 26.3% in 1986; Every region in the country reported a reduction in total available rigs. Each region also reported an increase in the active ring count with the exception of Ark-La-Tex; California had the highest utilization rate in the census (63.9%), and all regions reported a utilization rate greater than 50% with the exception of Ark-La-Tex, which reported a 45.5% rate; The number of rig owners declined 12% from 691 to 608. The decline in available rigs would have been greater, but owners brought back 226 rigs that had been dropped from previous census tabulations.

Fitts, R.L.; Crowhurst, M.E. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (US))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rig activity; 1991 is now the worst year on record  

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This paper reports that U.S. rotary oil well drilling rig activity reached year-end levels above 1,100 rigs and averaged over 1,000 in 1990, the first increase since 1984. In 1991, however, operating rigs dropped once again, this time to an all time recorded low and once again, most forecasters erred on the high side. Rotary rigs running in 1991 averaged 862.8, a 14.4% drop below the 1990 activity level of 1007.8 rigs. The rig count, began at 1,068 in January, but fell steadily for the remainder of the year. A brief upturn at mid-year failed to hold up and the year-end increases in drilling we had come to expect since 1986 never materialized.

Not Available

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

International land rig locator  

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Mechanical specifications, ratings, locations, and status are listed for each of the 5,000 contract rotary drilling rigs operated by the more than 700 independent drilling contractors throughout the Free World.

Not Available

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International land rig locator  

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Mechanical specifications, ratings, locations, and status are listed for each of the 5,000 contract rotary drilling rigs operated by more than 700 independent drilling contractors throughout the Free World.

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1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

44. Annual Reed rig census  

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Reed Tool Company`s 44th annual rotary rig census found a spirit of increased optimism in the US oil and gas drilling industry. Rig utilization rose to 77% this year, the highest since the boom times of 15 years ago. A combination of a higher number of active rigs and another decline in available units to a historical low, led to this higher-than-average utilization rate. The paper discusses results from the survey.

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriguez, M.R. [Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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39th annual Reed rig census  

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This paper reports on cutbacks in U.S. exploration and development drilling during the first half of 1991 which squeezed most of the optimism out of the drilling industry. Just how rough the year has been is underscored by the results of this year's rig census. The number of rotary rigs available for U.S. drilling declined by only 69 units (3%) during the past 12 months. But despite those withdrawals from competition, only 66% of the remaining rigs were working at the time the census was taken. Results of the 1991 census contrasted sharply with the stability and optimism that seemed apparent a year ago when 72% of the available rig fleet met the census definition of active. At that time, the mini-boom in horizontal drilling coupled with tax-credit- driven gas drilling led to a relatively high rig utilization rate and suggested that rig supply and demand might be close to an economically acceptable balance. However, it quickly became apparent in early 1991 that industry optimism was unjustified. Horizontal drilling began to drop and the lowest natural gas prices in 12 years triggered rapid declines in gas drilling. Although oil prices have been relatively stable and above $18 per bbl since January 1989, most major operators have concluded that a better return on investment can be had outside the U.S. and have drastically cut their domestic drilling budgets. These factors, combined with softened energy demand from the worldwide recession, further slowed U.S. drilling. The long awaited balance between rig supply and demand has seemingly slipped away. The 1991 Reed rig census describes an industry facing several more rough years. Details of this year's census include: The available U.S. fleet now stands at 2,251 rigs, down by 69 from the 2,320-unit total in 1990, and the lowest since 1976. Rigs meeting the census definition of active numbered 1,485, down 192 (11.4%) from the 1,677 active rigs counted a year earlier.

Crowhurst, M.E.; Fitts, R.L. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (US))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing rig power transmission systems  

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Installed power on drilling rigs has increased steadily since the inception of rotary drilling technology as a result of technical advances and the need to penetrate deeper horizons. Higher power levels for the pumps, rotary table and drawworks are also required for drilling deep wells within an economically reasonable period. Power initially available on a rig had been about 35 kW on average, whereas power values on modern rigs drilling ultra-deep wells are on the order of several thousand kW. The installed power values on modern drilling rigs, subdivided with respect to depth range, are shown. After safety, economic factors are of paramount importance to rig operators. Among these, which include low acquisition cost, long service life and ease of maintenance, a particularly decisive factor is high efficiency.

Gutsche, W.; Noevig, T.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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45th annual Reed rig census  

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Since 1983, Reed Tool Co.`s annual rotary rig census has reported 14 consecutive annual reductions in the U.S. rig fleet. This year, the downward trend has reversed and more rigs have been added to the available fleet than have left. Robust drilling activity has also spurred higher rig utilization in 1997. Utilization climbed to 86.9% this year, more than ten percentage points higher than a year ago and the highest since 1981. Data and trends are discussed.

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriguez, M.R. [Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rig Efficiency Paper  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

"active" annual rig count which is an imprecise and subjective task. Baker Hughes, 5 Smith, 6 ReedHycalog (Now NOV), 7 Schlumberger, 8 and IADC 9 publicly report the number of...

18

Rotary blasthole drilling update  

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Blasthole drilling rigs are the unsung heroes of open-pit mining. Recently manufacturers have announced new tools. Original equipment manufactures (OEMs) are making safer and more efficient drills. Technology and GPS navigation systems are increasing drilling accuracy. The article describes features of new pieces of equipment: Sandvik's DR460 rotary blasthole drill, P & H's C-Series drills and Atlas Copco's Pit Viper PV275 multiphase rotary blasthole drill rig. DrillNav Plus is a blasthole navigation system developed by Leica Geosystems. 5 photos.

Fiscor, S.

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New depths with mobile rig  

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Magee-Poole Drilling Company, a drilling contractor operating out of the south Texas drilling center of Alice, claims it operates the largest mobile drilling rig in the world. That is, it's the only wheel mounted portable rig that drills to 16,000 feet with 4 1/2-inch drill pipe - at least 3000 feet deeper than the previous mobile drilling rig ratings. The unit is designated the Ingersoll-Rand 1500 Series. What's more significant, according to co-owner Don Magee, is that the rig's portability gets the rotary table turning to the right sooner; it drills more footage per year. It rigs up in 1 1/2 days versus 3 to 4 days for a conventional skid type rig normally used at these depths. The unit's compact arrangement, with more components combined into single loads, makes possible its higher mobility. A conventional skid rig might require 25 to 30 truckloads to move the rig components, mud system, fuel and water tank, houses for utilities, storage and crew change, generators, and drill pipe. The new rig moves in anywhere from four to nine loads less. Further, the rig components weigh less without sacrificing durability.

Not Available

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U. S. S. R. turbodrilling ROP exceeds U. S. rotary rate  

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It is common practice in the U.S.S.R. to evaluate drilling estimates by a mere comparison of the footage drilled on a per-rig, per-month basis because the figure integrates the techniques, technology, and management used. According to this approach, the rate of penetration (ROP) in the U.S.S.R. is 2.3-2.8 times less than that in the U.S. Based on the statistics published in the Neftanaya Promyishlennost annual, in 1988 the average rotary drilling rate in the U.S. was 4,404 m (14,440 ft)/rig/month (this figure in the U.S. annual footage drilled by all rotary rigs divided by the annual average rig count and converted from yearly to monthly figures), and in the U.S.S.R. it was 1,595 m (5,233 ft)/rig/month. This type of comparison is misleading because the drilling areas in the two countries differ greatly in geographic, geologic, and climatic characteristics. The same holds true for comparisons of average well depths. The preceeding characteristics influence drilling estimates differently. The most difficult task is to evaluate these factors as an average in each country. Our approach to the comparison takes into account only the average footage drilled for each country. In the U.S.S.R. more than 85% of the wells are drilled with turbodrills, and in the U.S. most wells (approximately 80%) are rotary drilled.

Pogarskiy, A.A.; Yasashin, A.M. (All Union Scientific and Research Inst. for Organization, Management, and Economics of Oil and Gas Industry, Moscow (SU))

1991-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Drill rig hook  

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A hook for suspending a pipe string or other load in a well rig, including a tubular outer body supported by a first connector structure which is attachable to a suspending line, a tubular inner body which supports a second connector structure preferably taking the form of a hook, with the inner body being received within the outer body and being yieldingly urged upwardly relative thereto by a resilient unit or assembly located within the inner body, and with a structure within the inner body bearing upwardly against and supporting the resilient assembly and attached to the first connector structure. A cam mechanism between the inner and outer bodies automatically cams the inner body to a predetermined rotary position upon upward movement, with a locking device or devices serving to retain the inner body in fixed rotary position and/or to lock the camming mechanism in a fixed position in a manner determining the rotary setting to which the inner body returns upon upward movement. The mentioned first and/or second connectors may each consist of two parts receivable within one of the tubular bodies and held in operative connecting engagement therewith by a spacer between the two parts. A link suporting member may be formed separately from the load suporting hook, to be detachable therefrom for a repair or replacement.

Zimmermann, A.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

22

Rotary power slips  

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This patent describes rotary power slips, for use in the rotary table of an earth drilling rig, comprising: a body; slip means carried on the body for gripping and releasing pipe in a pipe opening in a rotary table; a stationary air transfer ring supported by the body, and having a primary fluid conduit for connection to a stationary fluid source on the drilling rig, and having a transverse upper surface with at least two concentric grooves; an annular seal ring secured to the body and having a transverse lower surface and an air passageway; expansive means including an expansive ring having inner and outer edges mounted in the grooves on the upper surface of the air transfer ring and cooperative with the lower surface of the seal ring for forming an annular expansive fluid duct to conduct fluid between the primary fluid conduit and the air passageway; a fluid cylinder mounted on the body and fluidly connected to a secondary fluid conduit through the body to the air passageway for raising and lowering the slip means in response to fluid flow through the primary fluid conduit, the air passageway, and the secondary fluid conduit; and a retainer ring in each of the grooves on the upper surface of the air transfer ring, compressed against one of the edges of the expansive ring for locking the expansive ring in place.

Crowe, W.E.

1987-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth drill rig  

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This patent describes an earth drill rig wherein an upwardly and downwardly moving drill-string-turning rotary table is rotated by a kelly bar connected at its lower end to a vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being journalled for rotation in and fixed against axial movement with respect to a drill frame assembly and the rotary table being mounted for axial movement on and along the drill frame assembly. The drill frame assembly is pivotally mounted on a vehicle on a substantially horizontal axis for pivoting between an upright position and a substantially horizontal position for transportation. The improvement described here comprises the drill frame assembly pivot axis positioned below the lower end of the kelly bar and above the upper end of the vertical drive shaft, and a universal coupling connecting the lower end of the kelly bar and the vertical drive shaft the universal coupling comprising universal joints at opposite ends of an elongated slip joint connector and connected there-by for relative axial movement but driving coupling between the universal joints. The universal joints lie generally on a circle of which the drill frame assembly pivot axis is the center. The drill frame assembly can be moved between the upright and the substantially horizontal positions without disconnecting the kelly bar from the vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being revolvable by the drive shaft through substantially the entire range of movement of the drill frame assembly.

Rassieur, C.L.

1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity on the rig; part I -- electric applications on drilling and workover rigs  

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This article points out that not only have electric motors replaced diesel engines and mechanical transmissions, but solid-state equipment is rapidly taking the place of rotary equipment in variable speed drivers and control systems. The SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) type of speed control has replaced other types by a large margin of acceptance on drilling rigs and has begun to be used on workover and service rigs. In most cases, electrical power is generated at the rig site with diesel-AC generators. On mechanically driven rigs, single diesel-generator sets operate to supply power for lighting and electrical motor loads. When high levels of power are required, such as on SCR-powered rigs, multiple generators are operated in electrical-parallel and each contributes to the total power required.

McNair, W.L.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workover well control. Part 3. Conventional rigs, snubbing units handle a variety of workover jobs  

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The conventional rig, the most widely used rig for workovers, performs several common functions: tripping in and out of the hole, rotating the work string, and circulating fluid. Its primary component groups are the derrick, hoisting systems, rotary tools, circulating systems, and tubular goods. Rig sizing depends on the job requirements; the typical workover rig is a small-capacity, single unit used for concentric work. A workover rig's most important feature is its portability; compartmentalizing the rig permits transporting it offshore in packages smaller than 8000 lb and allows small cranes to replace derrick barges for loading operations.

Adams, N.

1981-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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40th annual Reed rig census  

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This paper reports that declines characterize the 1992 rig census-in the number of available drilling rigs, in the number of active rigs, in rig utilization rate, in the number of rig owners and in industry optimism. The number of rotary rigs available for U.S. drilling fell by 255 units (11.3%) during the past 12 months, an attrition rate almost four times greater than in 1991. But despite the high attrition, only 59.7% of remaining rigs were working during the time the census was taken. Results of the 1992 census bring emphasis to an industry trend that became apparent in early 1991. The major oil companies, and many independents, continued their exodus form the U.S., and the remaining independents, which were hurt by low natural gas prices and unfavorable tax treatment of intangible drilling costs, were not able to pick u the drilling slack. Consequently, the past year has been disastrous for many U.S. drilling contractors, and the outlook for this industry segment remains bleak.

Fitts, R.L.; Stokes, T.A. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

12-i Chapter 12 Rigging Hardware CHAPTER 12 RIGGING HARDWARE This chapter provides requirements for rigging accessories used in hoisting and rigging - shackles, eyebolts, eye nuts, links, rings, swivels, wire-rope clips, turnbuckles, rigging hooks, and load-indicating devices and implements the requirements of ANSI/ASME B30.26, "Rigging Hardware" (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 12.1 GENERAL..................................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.1 Good and Bad Rigging Practices ...................................................................................12-1 12.2 RIGGING HOOKS.....................................................................................................................12-5

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Four rigs refurbished for West Africa drilling  

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In April and May 1990, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. awarded Noble Drilling West Africa Inc. four separate contracts to drill oil and gas wells in the inland waterways of Nigeria. The contracted rigs included a shallow water jack up, the NN-1, and three posted barges, the Gene Rosser, the Chuck Syring, and the Lewis Dugger. The jack up was built in 1978, and the three posted barges are 1980s vintage. Three of the rigs have been idle for a number of years. The Shell Nigeria contracts required major modifications to the rigs before putting them into international service. Noble replaced or refurbished all major pieces of equipment in the drilling, power, and service systems on the rigs. Rig crews serviced all other equipment. A significant amount of general service piping and electrical wiring was replaced. Each rig also required additional motor control centers to support the new drilling and mud processing equipment. Alfa-Laval waste-heat water desalination plants and new sewage treatment units were installed on all four rigs. Because of the tidal variances and high silt conditions expected in the African waterways, all engine cooling systems were converted from heat exchangers to radiators. Rotary tables were made common on all rigs at 37 1/2 in. Noble had all traveling equipment completely inspected and modified as necessary. Strict attention was paid to certification and documentation of all equipment. Safety upgrades conformed to both Shell and Noble standards. Fire and gas detection systems were installed throughout each rig. Water and foam deluge systems were installed in the wellhead areas, and new foam systems and monitors were installed on the helldecks.

Not Available

1991-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging Fundamentals  

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

Hoisting and Rigging Hoisting and Rigging Fundamentals for Riaaers and ODerators Pendant Control - Components TR244C, Rev. 5 December 2002 TR244C Rev . 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii HOISTING AND RIGGING OBJECTIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WIRE ROPE SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SYNTHETIC WEBBING SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I O CHAINSLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 METAL MESH SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SPREADER BEAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 RIGGING HARDWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Soft torque rotary system reduces drillstring failures  

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This paper reports that the use of the soft torque system has significantly reduced torque fluctuations (up to 80%), torsional drillstring vibrations, and bit slip-stick conditions to help reduce drillstring failures and improve penetration rates in deep directional wells. The system was instrumental in eliminating expensive ($5-10 million) drillstring failures on Well SL 531 No. 3, a complex directional well in Mobile Bay. The soft torque rotary system attenuates and interrupts the torsional oscillations of the drillstring and thus prevents the buildup of energy in torsional waves that are reflected back and forth between the bit and the rotary table. The soft torque rotary system can be installed on any rig equipped with an independent electronically driven rotary table or top drive. The system is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

Javanmardi, K.; Gaspard, D. (Shell Offshore Inc., New Orleans, LA (United States))

1992-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

  Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices...

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Diverter/bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

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This patent describes a system adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig and adapted for positioning beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig, the system comprising: a fluid flow controller having a controller housing with a lower opening and an upper opening and a vertical flow path therebetween and an outlet passage provided in its housing wall, and at least two bases. A method is described for installing a system adapted for alternative connection as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig positioned beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig after structural casing has been set in a borehole. The method comprises: positioning a first telescoping spool having a lower end and an upper end below the rotary table, the first spool having a first base disposed at its upper end, the first base having a port disposed in its wall; aligning a fluid flow controller having a controller housing wall outlet passage and adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer so that the controller is substantially vertically aligned between a bore of the rotary table above and the structural casing below; and securing the fluid flow controller beneath the drilling rig rotary table.

Roche, J.R.; Alexander, G.G.

1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 10 - RIGGING HARDWARE  

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ASME, DOERL-92-36 and the Rigging Hardware manufacturers' requirements. It is the responsibility of the user of this manual to implement all of the requirements from listed...

34

Hoisting and Rigging  

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

DOE-STD-1090-2011 DOE-STD-1090-2011 September 2011 Superseding DOE-STD-1090-2007 August 2007 DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. INCH-POUND INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1090-2011 iii Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hoisting and Rigging Standard is intended to be used by supervisors, line managers, safety personnel, equipment operators, riggers and other personnel responsible for the safety of hoisting and rigging operations at DOE sites. It may be used as either contract document or as a best practices guide at the site's or program office's discretion. The standard invokes applicable OSHA and national consensus standards but also delineates

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

13-i CHAPTER 13 LOAD HOOKS This chapter provides safety standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of load hooks installed on cranes or hoists and implements the requirements of ASME B30.10, Chapter 10-1, "Hooks." See Chapter 12, "Rigging Accessories," for rigging hook requirements (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 13.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.1 Marking......................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.2 Attachments ...............................................................................................................13-1

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Design of a bicycle rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A design of a bicycle (bike) rig was conducted. This bike rig is designed to be used for aerodynamics measurement testing of bicycles, cyclists and cycling related items in a wind tunnel. This paper discusses the design ...

Racz, Rastislav

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

37

Rotary filtration system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotary filtration apparatus for filtering a feed fluid into permeate is provided. The rotary filtration apparatus includes a container that has a feed fluid inlet. A shaft is at least partially disposed in the container and has a passageway for the transport of permeate. A disk stack made of a plurality of filtration disks is mounted onto the shaft so that rotation of the shaft causes rotation of the filtration disks. The filtration disks may be made of steel components and may be welded together. The shaft may penetrate a filtering section of the container at a single location. The rotary filtration apparatus may also incorporate a bellows seal to prevent leakage along the shaft, and an around the shaft union rotary joint to allow for removal of permeate. Various components of the rotary filtration apparatus may be removed as a single assembly.

Herman, David T. (Aiken, SC); Maxwell, David N. (Aiken, SC)

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

38

Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

1-i 1-i CHAPTER 11 WIRE ROPE AND SLINGS This chapter provides requirements for the fabrication and use of wire rope and slings used in hoisting and rigging and implements the requirements of ASME B30.9, Slings (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). . 11.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................11-1 11.2 WIRE ROPE ............................................................................................................................11-4 11.2.1 Wire-Rope Lays .........................................................................................................11-4 11.2.2 Wire-Rope Cores .......................................................................................................11-4

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41

Natural Gas Weekly Update  

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Natural Gas Rotary Rig Count Rises to Highest Level since February 2009. The natural gas rotary rig count was 992 as of Friday, August 13, according to data released by Baker...

42

Hoisting and Rigging  

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

4 4 BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES 14-i This chapter provides the requirements for below-the-hook lifting devices used in hoisting and rigging, such as spreader bars, lifting yokes, and lift fixtures. This section implements the requirements of ASME B30.20, "Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices" (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). NOTE: Special lifting devices for shipping containers weighing 10,000 lb or more that are used for radioactive materials are governed by ANSI N14.6 ["Standard for Special Lifting Devices for Shipping Containers Weighing 10,000 Pounds (4,500 kg) or More for Nuclear Materials."] 14.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................14-1

43

EIA - Natural Gas Exploration & Reserves Data and Analysis  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

natural gas, and lease condensate (annual). Crude Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Activity Rotary rigs in operation, footage drilled, and active well service rig counts (monthly,...

44

Electricity on the rig. Part 3 - New electric rig technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The use of an SCR-controlled power system on an offshore drilling rig has lead to an increased acceptance of high technology equipment. Such equipment increases drilling productivity, reduces maintenance, and improves reliability. Most new rigs now have AC squirrel cage motors, brushless AC generators, silicon controlled rectifiers, DC motors, and swtichgear and motor starters. Several opportunities for cost reductions in SCR systems, such as improving the power factor, are studied in this paper.

McNair, W.L.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Solar stirling engine rig tests  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A description of a prototype four-cylinder Stirli ng engine construction with the heat receiver of the concentrated solar radiant flux and with a swashplate drive is given. The rig tests have been carried out ...

I. A. Tursunbaev; E. P. Orda; A. I. Lezhebokov; A. P. Korobkov…

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

the 5-year average. The total rig count was 1,769, up 12 from a year ago.The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 335 as of February 28, which represents a decline of 7 rigs from...

47

Rotary mechanical latch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

9-2004 9-2004 12-i Chapter 12 Rigging Accessories CHAPTER 12 RIGGING ACCESSORIES This chapter provides requirements for rigging accessories used in hoisting and rigging - shackles, eyebolts, rings, wire-rope clips, turnbuckles, rigging hooks, and load-indicating devices. 12.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.1 Inspections .................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.2 Testing .....................................................................................................................12-3 12.1.3 Good and Bad Rigging Practices ...............................................................................12-3

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Rotary shaft sealing assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotary shaft sealing assembly in which a first fluid is partitioned from a second fluid in a housing assembly having a rotary shaft located at least partially within. In one embodiment a lip seal is lubricated and flushed with a pressure-generating seal ring preferably having an angled diverting feature. The pressure-generating seal ring and a hydrodynamic seal may be used to define a lubricant-filled region with each of the seals having hydrodynamic inlets facing the lubricant-filled region. Another aspect of the sealing assembly is having a seal to contain pressurized lubricant while withstanding high rotary speeds. Another rotary shaft sealing assembly embodiment includes a lubricant supply providing a lubricant at an elevated pressure to a region between a lip seal and a hydrodynamic seal with a flow control regulating the flow of lubricant past the lip seal. The hydrodynamic seal may include an energizer element having a modulus of elasticity greater than the modulus of elasticity of a sealing lip of the hydrodynamic seal.

Dietle, Lannie L; Schroeder, John E; Kalsi, Manmohan S; Alvarez, Patricio D

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary magnetic heat pump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotary magnetic heat pump constructed without flow seals or segmented rotor accomplishes recuperation and regeneration by using split flow paths. Heat exchange fluid pumped through heat exchangers and returned to the heat pump splits into two flow components: one flowing counter to the rotor rotation and one flowing with the rotation. 5 figs.

Kirol, L.D.

1987-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

51

Rotary Burner Demonstration  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The subject technology, the Calcpos Rotary Burner (CRB), is a burner that is proposed to reduce energy consumption and emission levels in comparison to currently available technology. burners are used throughout industry to produce the heat that is required during the refining process. Refineries seek to minimize the use of energy in refining while still meeting EPA regulations for emissions.

Paul Flanagan

2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter Three - Rotary Seals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter discusses the range of rotary seals available that can be applied across a range of industries. The basic operation, key design features and the many potential variants of rotary-shaft lip seals are discussed, plus plastic seals that can be used to extend the performance envelope. Variants that may be used for exclusion of contaminant and alternative designs of elastomer and plastic seals, some of which can be used at high pressures in specialized applications, are covered. The basic design and operation of mechanical seals are discussed. The differences in seal designs covering the range from domestic goods and automotive through process plant to turbo machinery are covered. The key features of compression packing and modern material options are presented. A wide range of other seal types are also used in rotating machinery, particularly in high-speed turbo machinery. Current developments for a number of seal types, labyrinth, honeycomb, leaf seals, brush seals and viscoseals, are summarized.

Robert Flitney

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recirculating rotary gas compressor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A positive displacement, recirculating Roots-type rotary gas compressor is described which operates on the basis of flow work compression. The compressor includes a pair of large diameter recirculation conduits which return compressed discharge gas to the compressor housing, where it is mixed with low pressure inlet gas, thereby minimizing adiabatic heating of the gas. The compressor includes a pair of involutely lobed impellers and an associated port configuration which together result in uninterrupted flow of recirculation gas. The large diameter recirculation conduits equalize gas flow velocities within the compressor and minimize gas flow losses. The compressor is particularly suited to applications requiring sustained operation at higher gas compression ratios than have previously been feasible with rotary pumps, and is particularly applicable to refrigeration or other applications requiring condensation of a vapor. 12 figs.

Weinbrecht, J.F.

1992-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Recirculating rotary gas compressor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A positive displacement, recirculating Roots-type rotary gas compressor which operates on the basis of flow work compression. The compressor includes a pair of large diameter recirculation conduits (24 and 26) which return compressed discharge gas to the compressor housing (14), where it is mixed with low pressure inlet gas, thereby minimizing adiabatic heating of the gas. The compressor includes a pair of involutely lobed impellers (10 and 12) and an associated port configuration which together result in uninterrupted flow of recirculation gas. The large diameter recirculation conduits equalize gas flow velocities within the compressor and minimize gas flow losses. The compressor is particularly suited to applications requiring sustained operation at higher gas compression ratios than have previously been feasible with rotary pumps, and is particularly applicable to refrigeration or other applications requiring condensation of a vapor.

Weinbrecht, John F. (601 Oakwood Loop, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Hoisting and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) by providing support to their policy efforts aimed at ensuring the safe performance of hoisting and rigging activities at DOE facilities and in the review and resolution of identified generic hoisting and rigging safety issues.

56

Diverter bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A system and method for installing a fluid flow controller and telescoping spools beneath an offshore bottom supported drilling rig rotary table is disclosed. Upper and lower telescoping spools are provided for initially connecting a Diverter/BOP convertible fluid flow controller between structural casing in the well and a permanent housing beneath the drilling rig rotary table. Clamp means are provided for clamping the rig vent line to an opening in the housing wall of the fluid flow controller during drilling of the borehole through the structural casing in preparation for setting and cementing the conductor casing. In that mode, the system is adapted as a diverter system. After the well is drilled for the conductor casing and the conductor casing is cemented and cut off at its top, a mandrel is fitted at the top of the conductor casing to which the lower end of the lower spool may be connected. The system may be used in this configuration as a diverter system, or after removal of the vent line and connection of a kill line to the housing outlet, the system may be used as a low pressure blowout preventer system.

Roche, J. R.; Alexander, G. G.; Carbaugh, W. L.

1985-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan  

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Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory May 16, 2005 SSRL-HRLP-000-R0 Page 1 of 3 General Information Lift Plan Document # Plan prepared by: Describe the load or items to be lifted: Could the load, if dropped, release hazardous materials or radioactivity? No Yes (describe) Is the load irreplaceable or would it be very costly to replace if damaged? No Yes (describe) Brief description of lift activities (specify if rolling or flipping involved) Equipment Information Equipment ID: Equipment custodian: Rated capacity: Operator capacity : Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) Steel-toed shoes Required for all personnel involved with lift activity to protect from crushing of feet/toes

58

Risk analysis of jackup rigs  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Increasing attention has been focussed in the North Sea and elsewhere on the quantification of the risks of working in a hazardous enviroment: the offshore world. The perception of risk with respect to mobile rigs has often been vague and uninformed. This paper attempts to put the risks with respect to jackup rigs into perspective by quantifying them and comparing them to other risks. This paper contains a few risk comparisons with fixed platforms, semi-submersibles, and drillships. Historical casualties are used in an example to show how a change intended to make an operation safer, may result in the opposite effect. Examining risks from losses due to environmental overload, the conclusion is reached that jackups are very safe structures: there appears to be no jackup, in the timeframe examined, that has been lost because of a deficiency in the calculation methods currently in use by knowledgeable experts.

B.P.M. Sharples; W.T. Bennett Jr; J.C. Trickey

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary shaft seal  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is a novel rotary shaft seal assembly which provides positive-contact sealing when the shaft is not rotated and which operates with its sealing surfaces separated by a film of compressed ambient gas whose width is independent of the speed of shaft rotation. In a preferred embodiment, the assembly includes a disc affixed to the shaft for rotation therewith. Axially movable, non-rotatable plates respectively supported by sealing bellows are positioned on either side of the disc to be in sealing engagement therewith. Each plate carries piezoelectric transducer elements which are electrically energized at startup to produce films of compressed ambient gas between the confronting surfaces of the plates and the disc. Following shutdown of the shaft, the transducer elements are de-energized. A control circuit responds to incipient rubbing between the plate and either disc by altering the electrical input to the transducer elements to eliminate rubbing.

Langebrake, Clair O. (Waverly, OH)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary shaft seal  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is a novel rotary shaft seal assembly which provides positive-contact sealing when the shaft is not rotated and which operates with its sealing surfaces separated by a film of compressed ambient gas whose width is independent of the speed of shaft rotation. In a preferred embodiment, the assembly includes a disc affixed to the shaft for rotation therewith. Axially movable, non-rotatable plates respectively supported by sealing bellows are positioned on either side of the disc to be in sealing engagement therewith. Each plate carries piezoelectric transucer elements which are electrically energized at startup to produce films of compressed ambient gas between the confronting surfaces of the plates and the disc. Following shutdown of the shaft, the transducer elements are de-energized. A control circuit responds to incipient rubbing between the plate and either disc by altering the electrical input to the transducer elements to eliminate rubbing.

Langebrake, C.O.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Alcoa Extension EBT ROD Attachments - 2010-10...  

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

Administration, August 30, 2010 Figure 2 - Natural Gas Rig Count U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Count) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 A u g - 0 6 O...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

count was 1,803 as of March 21, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 326, which represents a decrease of 18 rigs from the previous...

63

Background  

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

Administration, January 14, 2011 Figure 2 - Natural Gas Rig Count U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Count) 0 400 800 1200 1600 2000 J a n - 0 7 M a r - 0 7 M a y -...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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

count was 1,809 as of March 14, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 344, which represents a decrease of 1 rig from the previous week...

65

Rotary kiln seal  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A rotary seal used to prevent the escape of contaminates from a rotating kiln incinerator. The rotating seal combines a rotating disc plate which is attached to the rotating kiln shell and four sets of non-rotating carbon seal bars housed in a primary and secondary housing and which rub on the sides of the disc. A seal air system is used to create a positive pressure in a chamber between the primary and secondary seals to create a positive air flow into the contaminated gas chamber. The seal air system also employs an air inlet located between the secondary and tertiary seals to further insure that no contaminates pass the seal and enter the external environment and to provide makeup air for the air which flows into the contaminated gas chamber. The pressure exerted by the seal bars on the rotating disc is controlled by means of a preload spring. The seal is capable of operating in a thermally changing environment where the both radial expansion and axial movement of the rotating kiln do not result in the failure of the seal.

Drexler, Robert L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 CONSTRUCTION HOISTING AND RIGGING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 15-i Chapter 15 Construction Hoisting and Rigging Equipment Requirements This chapter outlines the requirements for the safe use of hoisting and rigging equipment on construction projects at DOE installations. 15.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................15-1 15.2 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.........................................................................................15-2 15.2.1 Qualified Operators of Mobile Cranes.......................................................................15-2 15.2.2 Qualified Operators of Forklift Trucks ......................................................................15-3

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Solar-heated rotary kiln  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate is disclosed. The rotary kiln has an open end and is enclosed in a sealed container having a window positioned for directing solar energy into the open end of the kiln. The material to be decomposed is directed through the container into the kiln by a feed tube. The container is also provided with an outlet for exhaust gases and an outlet for spent solids, and rests on a tiltable base. The window may be cooled and kept clear of debris by coolant gases.

Shell, P.K.

1982-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

68

Group Based Rigging of Realistically Feathered Wings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for feather interpenetration resulting from movement from extended to folded wing poses [Hiebert 3 et al. 2006]. The rigging method developed for this thesis provides a single rig and control solution for animation that includes both outstretched... be highly detailed and as anatomically accurate as a mythical creature can be. A big challenge to this was the look and actions of the feathers [Hiebert et al. 2006]. The feathers on the gryphons (coverts, and body feathers) were generated procedurally...

Howard, Heather Vernette

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

69

Computational experience with a three-dimensional rotary engine combustion model  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A new computer code was developed to analyze the chemically reactive flow and spray combustion processes occurring inside a stratified-charge rotary engine. Mathematical and numerical details of the new code were recently described by the present authors. The results are presented of limited, initial computational trials as a first step in a long-term assessment/validation process. The engine configuration studied was chosen to approximate existing rotary engine flow visualization and hot firing test rigs. Typical results include: (1) pressure and temperature histories, (2) torque generated by the nonuniform pressure distribution within the chamber, (3) energy release rates, and (4) various flow-related phenomena. These are discussed and compared with other predictions reported in the literature. The adequacy or need for improvement in the spray/combustion models and the need for incorporating an appropriate turbulence model are also discussed.

Raju, M.S.; Willis, E.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regenerative rotary displacer Stirling engine  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A few rotary displacer Stirling engines in which the displacer has one gas pocket space at one side and rotates in a main enclosed cylinder, which is heated from one side and cooled from opposite side without any regenerator, have been studied for some time by the authors. The authors tried to improve this engine by equipping it with a regenerator, because without a regenerator, pressure oscillation and efficiency are too small. Here, several types of regenerative rotary displacer piston Stirling engines are proposed. One is the contra-rotating tandem two disc type displacer engine using axial heat conduction through side walls or by heat pipes and another is a single disc type with circulating fluid regenerator or heat pipes. Stirling engines of this new rotary displacer type are thought to attain high speed. Here, experimental results of the original rotary displacer Stirling engine without a regenerator, and one contra-rotating tandem displacer engine with side wall regenerator by axial heat conduction are reported accompanied with a discussion of the results.

Isshiki, Naotsugu; Watanabe, Hiroichi [Nihon Univ. Tokyo (Japan); Raggi, L. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Isshiki, Seita; Hirata, Koichi

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Crude Oil Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number of Elements)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1973 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1974 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1975 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1976...

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U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number of Elements...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1970's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1980's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 354 401 1990's 464 351 331 364 427 385 464...

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U.S. Onshore Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1973 1,120 1,037 959 914 974 1,042 1,075 1,140 1,183 1,250 1,304 1,318 1974 1,283 1,264 1,272 1,280 1,319 1,342 1,387 1,426...

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U.S. Crude Oil Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number of Elements)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1970's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1980's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 554 453 1990's 532 482 373 373 335 323 306...

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U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number of Elements...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1973 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1974 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1975 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1976...

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U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1973 1,219 1,126 1,049 993 1,046 1,118 1,156 1,222 1,266 1,334 1,390 1,405 1974 1,372 1,355 1,367 1,381 1,413 1,432 1,480 1,518...

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U.S. Offshore Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1973 99 89 90 79 72 76 81 82 83 84 86 87 1974 89 91 95 101 94 90 93 92 90 91 99 103 1975 94 93 102 102 102 106 109 112 113 112...

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U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Number...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1940's 2,017 1950's 2,154 2,543 2,641 2,613 2,508 2,686 2,620 2,426 1,922 2,071 1960's 1,748 1,761...

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U.S. Onshore Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1940's NA 1950's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1960's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1970's NA NA NA...

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U.S. Offshore Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1940's NA 1950's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1960's NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1970's NA NA NA 84...

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81

Odessa fabricator builds rig specifically for geothermal drilling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For 35 years, MD Cowan has built drilling rigs, developing a market for its Super Single® rig for use in the nation's oil and gas fields. Now the Odessa-based company is branching out into alternative energy.

82

Rotary mode system initial instrument calibration  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The attached report contains the vendor calibration procedures used for the initial instrument calibration of the rotary core sampling equipment. The procedures are from approved vendor information files.

Johns, B.R.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Rotary kilns - transport phenomena and transport processes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Rotary kilns and rotating industrial drying ovens are used for a wide variety of applications including processing raw minerals and feedstocks as well as heat-treating hazardous wastes. They are particularly critical in the manufacture of Portland cement. Their design and operation is critical to their efficient usage, which if done incorrectly can result in improperly treated materials and excessive, high fuel costs. This book treats all engineering aspects of rotary kilns, including thermal and fluid principles involved in their operation, as well as how to properly design an engineering process that uses rotary kilns. Chapter 1: The Rotary Kiln Evolution and Phenomenon Chapter 2: Basic Description of Rotary Kiln Operation Chapter 3: Freeboard Aerodynamic Phenomena Chapter 4: Granular Flows in Rotary Kilns Chapter 5: Mixing and Segregation Chapter 6: Combustion and Flame - includes section on types of fuels used in rotary kilns, coal types, ranking and analysis, petroleum coke combustion, scrap tire combustion, pulverized fuel (coal/coke) firing in kilns, pulverized fuel delivery and firing systems. Chapter 7: Freeboard Heat Transfer Chapter 8: Heat Transfer Processes in the Rotary Kiln Bed Chapter 9: Mass and Energy Balance Chapter 10: Rotary Kiln Minerals Process Applications.

Boateng, A.

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

levels 22.2% below year-ago levels and 25.5% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 1 to 1,875 active units this week. Natural gas rigs remained...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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

26, unchanged from the previous week. The oil rig count increased by 6 units to 1,401 rotary rigs. The weekly average natural gas plant liquids composite price (covering July...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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

levels 22.5% below year-ago levels and 16.6% below the 5-year average. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 356 as of January 24, which represents a decline of 9 rigs from...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

to data from Baker Hughes Inc., an increase of 6 from the previous week. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 318, which represents a decrease of 8 rigs from the previous week...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels, and 1.2% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes natural gas rotary rig count totaled 349 active units as of Friday, June 21, a decline of 4 rigs from...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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

levels 48.9% below year-ago levels and 46.2% below the 5-year average. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 345 as of March 7. This represents an increase of 10 rigs from...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels and 23.5% below the 5-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count decreased by 4 to 1,871 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

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EIA Energy Information Administration  

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

week to end at 28.30 or 4.88 per MMBtu. For the week ended April 27, the Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count for the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

below year-ago levels and 21.7% below the 5-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 12 to 1,883 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

year-ago levels and 20.3% below the five-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 6 to 1,889 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

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EIA Energy Information Administration  

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

for higher consumer prices in the upcoming winter. Other Market Trends: The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil...

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Oil-spill aftermath hampers rig research  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... Mexico, scientists say that they have been struggling to gain access to the region's rigs and drill ships, hampering their research. Marine scientists have long been allowed to install ... ships, hampering their research. Marine scientists have long been allowed to install instruments on offshore structures. The equipment can deliver vital data that would not be practical to gather ...

Melissa Gaskill

2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-99; DOE Standard Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TS TS INCH-POUND DOE-STD-1090-99 March 1999 Superseding DOE-STD-1090-96 September 1996 DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) Summary of Changes as of March 1999

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 CONSTRUCTION HOISTING AND RIGGING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 15-i This chapter outlines the requirements for the safe use of hoisting and rigging equipment on construction projects at DOE installations. 15.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................15-1 15.2 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.........................................................................................15-2 15.2.1 Qualified Operators of Mobile Cranes.......................................................................15-2 15.2.2 Qualified Operators of Forklift Trucks ......................................................................15-3 15.2.3 Qualified Riggers .......................................................................................................15-4

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

3 3 LOAD HOOKS 13-i Chapter 13 Load Hooks This chapter provides safety standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of load hooks installed on cranes or hoists and implements the requirements of ASME B30.10, Chapter 10-1, "Hooks." See Chapter 12, "Rigging Accessories," for rigging hook requirements. 13.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.1 Marking......................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.2 Attachments ...............................................................................................................13-1

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La Belle: rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LA BELLE: RIGGING IN THE DAYS OF THE SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, A RECONSTRUCTION OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SHIP’S RIG A Thesis by CATHARINE LEIGH INBODY CORDER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS December 2007 Major Subject: Anthropology LA BELLE: RIGGING IN THE DAYS OF THE SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, A RECONSTRUCTION OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SHIP’S RIG A...

Corder, Catharine Leigh Inbody

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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La Belle: Rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

La Belle’s rigging assemblage has provided a rare and valuable source of knowledge of 17th-century rigging in general and in particular, French and small-ship rigging characteristics. With over 400 individual items including nearly 160 wood and iron...

Corder, Catharine Leigh Inbody

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Comparative analysis of core drilling and rotary drilling in volcanic terrane  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Initially, the goal of this report is to compare and contrast penetration rates of rotary-mud drilling and core drilling in young volcanic terranes. It is widely recognized that areas containing an abundance of recent volcanic rocks are excellent targets for geothermal resources. Exploration programs depend heavily upon reliable subsurface information, because surface geophysical methods may be ineffective, inconclusive, or both. Past exploration drilling programs have mainly relied upon rotary-mud rigs for virtually all drilling activity. Core-drilling became popular several years ago, because it could deal effectively with two major problems encountered in young volcanic terranes: very hard, abrasive rock and extreme difficulty in controlling loss of circulation. In addition to overcoming these difficulties, core-drilling produced subsurface samples (core) that defined lithostratigraphy, structure and fractures far better than drill-chips. It seemed that the only negative aspect of core drilling was cost. The cost-per-foot may be two to three times higher than an ''initial quote'' for rotary drilling. In addition, penetration rates for comparable rock-types are often much lower for coring operations. This report also seeks to identify the extent of wireline core drilling (core-drilling using wireline retrieval) as a geothermal exploration tool. 25 refs., 21 figs., 13 tabs.

Flynn, T.; Trexler, D.T.; Wallace, R.H. Jr. (ed.)

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigs to reefs: a petroleum industry perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, by implementing an ocean dumping program in conjunction with a rigs-to-reefs program, and through the development of new technology and methods to reduce transportation costs. Zn addition, the overall cost to industry participation can be reduced through... Environmental Enhancement and Fishing in the Seas (REEFS)" Task Force. This task force was comprised of representatives of federal and state government agencies, the oil and ocean industries, and the commercial and recreational fishing communities. Secretary...

Dubose, William Perry

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Rigging Through XML: Character Setup Utilizing Metadata and Node Based Editing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Manager. . . . . 22 7 The Rig Manager interface for an empty scene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 8 The Rig Manager interface and “Rig Edit Mode” label on the viewport after clicking the “Create Rig” button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 9 The Rig... and replace them with code that performs the desired actions. For example, the node-based interface can be used to replace the task of authoring rig 6 definition files in a text editor so that the user never needs to learn the rig definition format. 7 3...

Kelly, Logan Scott

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Enclosed rotary disc air pulser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An enclosed rotary disc air pulser for use with a solvent extraction pulse olumn includes a housing having inlet, exhaust and pulse leg ports, a shaft mounted in the housing and adapted for axial rotation therein, first and second disc members secured to the shaft within the housing in spaced relation to each other to define a chamber therebetween, the chamber being in communication with the pulse leg port, the first disc member located adjacent the inlet port, the second disc member being located adjacent the exhaust port, each disc member having a milled out portion, the disc members positioned on the shaft so that as the shaft rotates, the milled out portions permit alternative cyclical communication between the inlet port and the chamber and the exhaust port and the chamber.

Olson, A. L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Batcheller, Tom A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rindfleisch, J. A. (Arco, ID); Morgan, John M. (Arco, ID)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guide - CPS 8.1 Hoisting and Rigging  

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

HOISTING AND RIGGING HOISTING AND RIGGING 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to examine hoisting and rigging operations to ensure that safe equipment and work practices are being used. The surveillance includes verification that hoisting and rigging work is performed in accordance with DOE requirements and best practices. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 440.1A, Worker Protection Management For Doe Federal And Contractor Employees 2.2 DOE-RL-92-36, Hanford Site Hoisting and Rigging Manual NOTE The DOE Hoisting and Rigging Manual should be used as the primary reference for this surveillance. 1 3.0 Requirements Implemented This surveillance is conducted to implement the RL Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual (FRAM) item No. 2504. 4.0 Surveillance Activities

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MHK Technologies/Ocean Energy Rig | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rig Rig < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Ocean Energy Rig.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Free Flow 69 Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description The Ocean Energy Rig is a hybrid concept harnessing tidal stream with increased velocity from venturi system wave and wind power The rig also uses solar panels to power computers and warning lights Other unique features include a water ballasting system with automatic self levelling and wave ramps to maximize FreeFlow 69 s new wave power device It is envisaged that the Ocean Energy Rig would be assembled and maintained in dry docks and would be towed out into position before being semi submerged and anchored for operation Power output of the production model would be at least 10MW

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oil-emulsion (rotary) drilling fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

oil-emulsion (rotary) drilling fluid, oil-emulsion fluid [Used where low fluid-loss, very thin cake, and good lubrication of the drill pipe are of primary importance, such as in directional drilling ...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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oil-base(d) (rotary) drilling fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

oil-base(d) (rotary) drilling fluid, oil-base(d) fluid [Used primarily for drilling-in or recomputing wells in formations subject ... with low formation pressures. See remark under “drilling fluid”] ...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Demonstraton of Existing Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) Technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The performance of an advanced Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) has been measured in the field during the drilling of 25 test wells in the Niobrara formation of Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. The coiled tubing (CT) rig designed, built and operated by Advanced Drilling Technologies (ADT), was documented in its performance by GTI staff in the course of drilling wells ranging in depth from 500 to nearly 3,000 feet. Access to well sites in the Niobrara for documenting CT rig performance was provided by Rosewood Resources of Arlington, VA. The ADT CT rig was selected for field performance evaluation because it is one of the most advanced commercial CT rig designs that demonstrate a high degree of process integration and ease of set-up and operation. Employing an information collection protocol, data was collected from the ADT CT rig during 25 drilling events that encompassed a wide range of depths and drilling conditions in the Niobrara. Information collected included time-function data, selected parametric information indicating CT rig operational conditions, staffing levels, and field observations of the CT rig in each phase of operation, from rig up to rig down. The data obtained in this field evaluation indicates that the ADT CT rig exhibited excellent performance in the drilling and completion of more than 25 wells in the Niobrara under varied drilling depths and formation conditions. In the majority of the 25 project well drilling events, ROP values ranged between 300 and 620 feet per hour. For all but the lowest 2 wells, ROP values averaged approximately 400 feet per hour, representing an excellent drilling capability. Most wells of depths between 500 and 2,000 feet were drilled at a total functional rig time of less than 16 hours; for wells as deep at 2,500 to 3,000 feet, the total rig time for the CT unit is usually well under one day. About 40-55 percent of the functional rig time is divided evenly between drilling and casing/cementing. The balance of time is divided among the remaining four functions of rig up/rig down, logging, lay down bottomhole assembly, and pick up bottomhole assembly. Observations made during all phases of CT rig operation at each of the project well installations have verified a number of characteristics of the technology that represent advantages that can produce significant savings of 25-35 percent per well. Attributes of the CT rig performance include: (1) Excellent hole quality with hole deviation amounting to 1-2 degrees; (2) Reduced need for auxiliary equipment; (3) Efficient rig mobilization requiring only four trailers; (4) Capability of ''Zero Discharge'' operation; (5) Improved safety; and, (6) Measurement while drilling capability. In addition, commercial cost data indicates that the CT rig reduces drilling costs by 25 to 35% compared to conventional drilling technology. Widespread commercial use of the Microhole Coiled Tubing technology in the United States for onshore Lower-48 drilling has the potential of achieving substantially positive impacts in terms of savings to the industry and resource expansion. Successfully commercialized Microhole CT Rig Technology is projected to achieve cumulative savings in Lower-48 onshore drilling expenditures of approximately 6.8 billion dollars by 2025. The reduced cost of CT microhole drilling is projected to enable the development of gas resources that would not have been economic with conventional methods. Because of the reduced cost of drilling achieved with CT rig technology, it is estimated that an additional 22 Tcf of gas resource will become economic to develop. In the future, the Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig represents an important platform for the continued improvement of drilling that draws on a new generation of various technologies to achieve goals of improved drilling cost and reduced impact to the environment.

Kent Perry; Samih Batarseh; Sheriff Gowelly; Thomas Hayes

2006-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas Discovery and Development Impacts on Rio Vista and Its Community  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Modern Rotary Drilling Rig………………………………………………………………………………….Equipment Used on Modern Rotary Drilling Rig 142 Figure A2.Used on Modern Rotary Drilling Rig Source: California

Gbedema, Tometi Koku

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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C:\Documents and Settings\jhr\My Documents\C_drive\RIGS\users 2013\rigs_usersApril2013.vp  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

23 23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide Version 2013 For Report Year 2012 Energy Information Administration U.S. Department of Energy April 2013 Form EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide April 2013 EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hardware / Software Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Installing the RIGS Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Installation Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Using the EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Initial Data Import from Last Year's RIGS Submission File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The RIGS Main Menu Screen.

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Development of a portable grain mass flow sensor test rig  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A portable grain mass flow sensor test rig was built to measure the accuracy of a mass flow sensor with dual use in the field as well as in the lab. Concurrently, a synchronization method was developed that employs GPS timing data to synchronize the ... Keywords: Mass flow sensor, Test rig, Yield monitor accuracy, Yield monitor error

M. Loghavi; R. Ehsani; R. Reeder

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HURRICANE PREDICTION, OIL RIGS, AND INSURANCE: KATRINA, RITA, AND BEYOND  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on meteorological and oceanographic design specifications for offshore structures such as oil rigs. Dr. Forristall spent over 30 years as an offshore research engineer and advisor for Shell Oil, both nationallyHURRICANE PREDICTION, OIL RIGS, AND INSURANCE: KATRINA, RITA, AND BEYOND LUNCHEON BRIEFING

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CRAD, Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan CRAD, Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging equipment on a scheduled basis, certifying that safe operations are in

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Advanced Hot Section Materials and Coatings Test Rig  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Phase I of the Hyperbaric Advanced Hot Section Materials & Coating Test Rig Program has been successfully completed. Florida Turbine Technologies has designed and planned the implementation of a laboratory rig capable of simulating the hot gas path conditions of coal gas fired industrial gas turbine engines. Potential uses of this rig include investigations into environmental attack of turbine materials and coatings exposed to syngas, erosion, and thermal-mechanical fatigue. The principle activities during Phase 1 of this project included providing several conceptual designs for the test section, evaluating various syngas-fueled rig combustor concepts, comparing the various test section concepts and then selecting a configuration for detail design. Conceptual definition and requirements of auxiliary systems and facilities were also prepared. Implementation planning also progressed, with schedules prepared and future project milestones defined. The results of these tasks continue to show rig feasibility, both technically and economically.

Dan Davis

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary-linear axes for high speed machining  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis presents the design, analysis, fabrication, and control of a rotary-linear axis; this axis is a key subsystem for high speed, 5-axis machine tools intended for fabricating centimeter-scale parts. The rotary-linear ...

Liebman, Michael Kevin, 1974-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging ISMS Assessment Form  

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

Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in the

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Hoisting & Rigging ISMS Assessment Form  

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

Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in the

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS 5-i Chapter 5 Hostile Environments This chapter describes provisions for hoisting and rigging operations in hostile work environments. 5.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................5-1 5.2 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT PLAN ......................................................................................5-2 5.2.1 Marking and Posting ....................................................................................................5-2 5.2.2 Inspection and Testing .................................................................................................5-2 EXHIBIT I Hostile Environment Plan ............................................................................................5-3

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

11-i Chapter 11 11-i Chapter 11 Wire Rope and Slings CHAPTER 11 WIRE ROPE AND SLINGS This chapter provides requirements for the fabrication and use of wire rope and slings used in hoisting and rigging. 11.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................11-1 11.2 WIRE ROPE ............................................................................................................................11-4 11.2.1 Wire-Rope Lays.........................................................................................................11-4 11.2.2 Wire-Rope Cores .......................................................................................................11-4 11.2.3 Wire Rope for General Purposes

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121

DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS 5-i Chapter 5 Hostile Environments This chapter describes provisions for hoisting and rigging operations in hostile work environments. 5.1 GENERAL................................................................................................................................5-1 5.2 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT PLAN ......................................................................................5-2 5.2.1 Marking and Posting ....................................................................................................5-2 5.2.2 Inspection and Testing .................................................................................................5-2 EXHIBIT I Hostile Environment Plan ............................................................................................5-3

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Rotary Shaft Power Extraction From a Free-Piston Engine  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A mechanical rectifier using modern high-performance mechanical diodes can improve direct rotary shaft power output.

123

EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) Released: April 16, 2013 Background The Form EIA-23L, "Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, " is used to collect data on reserves of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. These data are used to develop national and regional estimates of proved reserves of domestic crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, and to facilitate national energy policy decisions. Reporting on the Form EIA-23L is mandatory. Reserves Information Gathering System The Form EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS), provides respondents with an efficient and effective means for filing the form using a personal computer (PC). Hardware / Software Requirements The minimum hardware requirements needed to install and use RIGS are:

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form | Department of Energy  

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

Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are

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HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility...  

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

on a scheduled basis, certifying that safe operations are in compliance with good conduct of operations. DOE-STD-1090-2001 HoistingRiggingPlan.doc More Documents &...

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Odessa fabricator builds rig specifically for geothermal drilling...  

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

in the nation's oil and gas fields. Now the Odessa-based company is branching out into alternative energy. The company recently delivered its first Thermal Single rig, a...

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Basic Rigging Workbook Training and Qualifications Program Office  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. This instructor handbook incorporates the Subject Area's requirements, as well as information from the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hoisting and Rigging Manual and ANSI B30.9. Definitions Asymmetrical load. An object

Ohta, Shigemi

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

APPENDIX A PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES A-1 Appendix A Procurement Guidelines This appendix provides reference guidance in preparing purchase requisitions for hoisting and rigging materials and equipment. Nationally recognized standards and specifications are referenced for listed items. However, caution should be used prior to procurement of special items in order to verify appropriate specification or standard reference and requirements. Some specific requirements listed in this appendix are more restrictive than consensus standard requirements, but are recommended to ensure materials of adequate quality and workmanship are provided. Quality receipt inspections should be provided for all received materials in order to verify compliance of all

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

APPENDIX A APPENDIX A PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES A-i Appendix A Procurement Guidelines This appendix provides reference guidance in preparing purchase requisitions for hoisting and rigging materials and equipment. Nationally recognized standards and specifications are referenced for listed items. However, caution should be used prior to procurement of special items in order to verify appropriate specification or standard reference and requirements. Some specific requirements listed in this appendix are more restrictive than consensus standard requirements, but are recommended to ensure materials of adequate quality and workmanship are provided. Quality receipt inspections should be provided for all received materials in order to verify compliance of all

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS 1-1 Chapter 1 Terminology and Definitions The following are specialized terms commonly used when discussing hoisting and rigging operations. Many may not be used in this standard, but are included for general information. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Illustrations are included for clarity. ABRASION: Surface wear. ACCELERATION STRESS: Additional stress imposed due to increasing load velocity. ALTERNATE LAY: Lay of wire rope in which the strands are alternately regular and lang lay. ANSI: American National Standards Institute. APPOINTED: Assigned specific responsibilities by the employer or the employer's representative. AREA, METALLIC: Sum of the cross- sectional areas of individual wires in a wire rope

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS 1-1 Chapter 1 Terminology and Definitions The following are specialized terms commonly used when discussing hoisting and rigging operations. Many may not be used in this standard, but are included for general information. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Illustrations are included for clarity. ABRASION: Surface wear. ACCELERATION STRESS: Additional stress imposed due to increasing load velocity. ALTERNATE LAY: Lay of wire rope in which the strands are alternately regular and lang lay. ANSI: American National Standards Institute. APPOINTED: Assigned specific responsibilities by the employer or the employer's representative. AREA, METALLIC: Sum of the cross- sectional areas of individual wires in a wire rope

132

Counting Bacteria  

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Counting Bacteria Counting Bacteria Name: Tammy Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am working with my daughter on her Science Fair Project. We are testing daily items that we come in contact with to see how many germs and bacteria it has. How can we differentiate between the types of bacteria? How can we decide which one has the most? We are using the growth medium Agar in petri dishes. Where can I find more scientific info as to why this happens so we can write up the project? Replies: These are complex questions. First, the agar medium is used as a solid phase so that one can see colonies formed. These are round mounds of growth because bacteria multiply in all directions, but they cannot normally move in or on a solid phase so they remain at the site of multiplication. Every bacterial cell can multiply into a colony. Thus, the number of colonies is a measure for the number of cells present, if you have taken quantitative samples. If you want to quantitate, you should try to standardize your samples (for example, use 1 ml liquid to wash surfaces, food particles, 1 ml of liquids, etc. and add of this one drop (with a micropipette would be more accurate) per agar plate and let the drop form a tear on the plate. The number of colonies that grow in this tear are a measure for the original number of bacteria present in the drop, because each colony is derived from a single bacterial cell.

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The Feasibility of Natural Gas as a Fuel Source for Modern Land-Based Drilling Rigs  

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rigs are still in use today, most modern drilling rigs are electrically powered. Electric drilling rig engines are coupled to electric generators, in what is called a generator set, or genset, which creates electricity that powers electric motors... drilling rigs can be categorized into either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC), depending on the type of electricity the rig generators produce. Electric motors power the draw-works, top drive, mud pumps, and other systems with electricity...

Nunn, Andrew Howard

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

134

Human rigHts advocacy in action  

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in memoriam 26 2 nonesuch//Autumn 2011 Greencoat 80 Silk is carbon balanced ­ where the carbon intensity has purchased. Carbon balancing by the World Land Trust tackles climate change through projects that both offset 18 Brave new world 22 thought that counts 27 In pictures snapshots 5 taken 29 Regulars Bristol

Bristol, University of

135

Rotary Mode Core Sample System availability improvement  

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The Rotary Mode Core Sample System (RMCSS) is used to obtain stratified samples of the waste deposits in single-shell and double-shell waste tanks at the Hanford Site. The samples are used to characterize the waste in support of ongoing and future waste remediation efforts. Four sampling trucks have been developed to obtain these samples. Truck I was the first in operation and is currently being used to obtain samples where the push mode is appropriate (i.e., no rotation of drill). Truck 2 is similar to truck 1, except for added safety features, and is in operation to obtain samples using either a push mode or rotary drill mode. Trucks 3 and 4 are now being fabricated to be essentially identical to truck 2.

Jenkins, W.W.; Bennett, K.L.; Potter, J.D. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Cross, B.T.; Burkes, J.M.; Rogers, A.C. [Southwest Research Institute (United States)

1995-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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4 4 BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES 14-i Chapter 14 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices This chapter provides the requirements for below-the-hook lifting devices used in hoisting and rigging, such as spreader bars, lifting yokes, and lift fixtures. This section implements the requirements of ASME B30.20, "Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices." NOTE: Special lifting devices for shipping containers weighing 10,000 lb or more that are used for radioactive materials may be governed by ANSI N14.6 ["Standard for Special Lifting Devices for Shipping Containers Weighing 10,000 Pounds (4,500 kg) or More for Nuclear Materials."] 14.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................14-1

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Rollover analysis of rotary mode core sampler truck No. 2  

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This document provides estimate of limiting speed and rollover analysis of rotary mode core sampler truck No. 2 (RMCST No. 2).

Ziada, H.H.

1994-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

138

Professional development of new rig supervisors a must  

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This paper reports that because the number of drilling personnel has dropped dramatically over the last decade, many operators now face a shortage of competent rig supervisors. To be effective, the rig supervisor must develop a knowledge of drilling operations, apply optimization techniques to improve drilling performance, demand safe work practices, and protect the environment. Petroleum engineering degree programs and industry training programs can teach the rig supervisor specific technical and management skills; however, traditionally, the supervisor trainee shadows an experienced company man to learn how to direct a drilling operation. The success of this method depends not only on the skills and learning capabilities of the trainee but also on the trainer's time, motivation, knowledge, and ability to teach the skills necessary to direct drilling activities.

Nordt, D.P. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States)); Stone, M.S. (Marathon Oil Co., Bridgeport, IL (United States))

1992-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

139

Natural Gas for the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green)  

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the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) JOHN DAVIS: No one has been hit harder by rising fuel prices than America's long-haul commercial truckers. A big rig can easily burn 20,000 gallons of fuel a year, and with diesel prices projected to keep rising, this not only pinches the trucker's bottom line, but that extra cost is passed on to American consumers. Meanwhile, natural gas prices have remained stable and are forecast to stay that way for years to come. Up to now, demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel has been mostly for compressed natural gas used by light and medium-duty vehicles. City buses, refuse haulers, utilities, and

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Inventory management of steel plates at an oil rig construction company .  

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??Keppel Fels produces make-to-order oil exploration rigs for the global market. Each rig requires close to 6000 metric tons of steel in the course of… (more)

Tan, Chien Yung

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inventory management of steel plates at an oil rig construction company  

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Keppel Fels produces make-to-order oil exploration rigs for the global market. Each rig requires close to 6000 metric tons of steel in the course of its production. Optimal management of this steel is very critical in this ...

Tan, Chien Yung

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Rotary Pipeline Processors Simon Moore, Peter Robinson, Steve Wilcox  

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DRAFT Rotary Pipeline Processors Simon Moore, Peter Robinson, Steve Wilcox Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge Submitted: 15th December, 1995 Revised: 30th May, 1996 Abstract The rotary pipeline processor is a new architecture for su- perscalar computing. It is based on a simple and regular pipeline

Robinson, Peter

143

Doubts swirl around plan to use rigs as reefs  

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... Offshore oil platforms could be allowed to remain in place as artificial habitats for marine life ... oil stops flowing, and to leave the sites as they found them. But the Rigs to Reefs Act of 2003, which is sponsored by Representative David Vitter (Republican, ...

Betsy Mason

2003-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

144

Ministers block disposal of oil rigs at sea  

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... ministers last week ended three years of public controversy about the fate of disused oil rigs in the northeast Atlantic ocean. They decided that most will have to be dismantled ... all environmentalist groups. Oil companies, on the other hand, were disappointed. The UK Offshore Operators Association said the decision to outlaw deep-sea disposal of oil and gas ...

Ehsan Masood

1998-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

145

Hoisting and Rigging: Lift Planning and Control for Ordinary Lifts  

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operator Follow specific instructions/procedures for attachment of the rigging gear to the load. Use. Repeat as necessary until the load is evenly balanced. Follow "Conduct of Operator" requirements2 Stop at the work site and follow the plan Assign a designated leader Ensure all personnel involved in the lift

Wechsler, Risa H.

146

Mixed Stream Test Rig Winter FY-2011 Report  

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This report describes the data and analysis of the initial testing campaign of the Mixed Stream Test Rig (MISTER) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It describes the test specimen selection, physical configuration of the test equipment, operations methodology, and data and analysis of specimens exposed in two environments designed to represent those expected for high temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE).

Chalres Park; Tedd Lister; Kevin DeWall

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Planning and scheduling a fleet of rigs using simulation-optimization  

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Some of the most important and expensive activities in the oil field development and production phases relate to using rigs. These can be used for drilling wells, or for maintenance activities. As rigs are usually scarce compared to the number of wells ... Keywords: Planning, Rigs, Scheduling, Simulation-optimization

Hugo ViníCius Bassi; VirgíLio Jose Martins Ferreira Filho; Laura Bahiense

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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for the week positioned storage volumes 816 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported March 23 by Baker Hughes Incorporated, decreased by 11 to...

149

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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was 78 Bcf, positioning storage volumes 714 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported February 3 by Baker Hughes Incorporated, decreased by 32 to...

150

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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the same time last year, according to data released by Baker Hughes Inc. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 337 as of February 14, a decline of 14 below last week and 84...

151

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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to 3,629 Bcf, according to EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes Incorporated, was 818 on December 16. This...

152

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

was 192 Bcf, positioning storage volumes 531 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes Incorporated on January 20, fell by 11 to...

153

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 31.2% below year-ago levels and 35.3% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count totaled 1,860 as of June 6, down 6 units from the previous week. The...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 27.4% below year-ago levels and 31.0% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count totaled 1,858 as of June 20, up 4 units from the previous week. The...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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

for the week positioned storage volumes 799 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes Incorporated on May 4, declined by 7 to 606...

156

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 7.2% below year-ago levels and 3.0% below the 5-year average. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 375 this week, an increase of 8 from the previous week, according...

157

Rotary seal with improved film distribution  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a generally circular rotary seal that establishes sealing between relatively rotatable machine components for lubricant retention and environmental exclusion, and incorporates seal geometry that interacts with the lubricant during relative rotation to distribute a lubricant film within the dynamic sealing interface. The features of a variable inlet size, a variable dynamic lip flank slope, and a reduction in the magnitude and circumferentially oriented portion of the lubricant side interfacial contact pressure zone at the narrowest part of the lip, individually or in combination thereof, serve to maximize interfacial lubrication in severe operating conditions, and also serve to minimize lubricant shear area, seal torque, seal volume, and wear, while ensuring retrofitability into the seal grooves of existing equipment.

Dietle, Lannie Laroy; Schroeder, John Erick

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs |  

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs February 8, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - BMI Corporation, a company in South Carolina, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has successfully developed a technology that will make semi trucks more fuel efficient with the potential to save millions of gallons of fuel. Utilizing the nation's most powerful computer, BMI Corp designed a SmartTruck UnderTray System, a set of integrated aerodynamic fairings that improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks. If all 1.3 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. were configured with these components, companies could achieve annual savings of 1.5 billion gallons

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Computational Modeling of Relevant Automotive Rotary Spray Painting Process  

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During the automotive spray painting process, metallic car shells are conveyed at ... specified constant rectilinear speed through the booth. Robot-assisted rotary atomizers spray the car shell ... path particula...

Abraham J. Salazar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Evaluation of Alternative Filter Media for the Rotary Microfilter  

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M. R. Poirier , D. T. Herman & R. Bhave (2012) Evaluation of Alternative Filter Media for the Rotary Microfilter, Separation Science and Technology, 47:14-15, 2108-2114

Poirier, M. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental and Chemical Process Technology; Herman, [Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental and Chemical Process Technology; Bhave, Ramesh R [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Purifying rotary kiln waste gases in chamotte burning  

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A study of the operation of electric filters connected to rotary kilns for burning clay into chamotte showed that to increase the dust extraction efficiency it is necessary: with dust concentrations in the gas...

Yu. I. Chander; S. Z. Belinskii; L. G. Borisovskii

162

Novel design of a rotary valve using axiomatic design  

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Rotary valves have existed for millennia; and while they have developed tremendously since the first Roman valves, many of the same problems have persisted. The basic problems are caused by the coupling of functional ...

Peliks, Robert Bilgor

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Surf zone monitoring using rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  

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We investigate the potential of rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the surf zone. We show that these UAVs are extremely flexible surveying platforms that can gather near-continuous, moderate spatial and high temporal resolution ...

Ronald L. Brouwer; Matthieu A. de Schipper; Patrick F. Rynne; Fiona J. Graham; Ad J.H.M. Reniers; Jamie H. MacMahan

164

Ultrasonic Rayleigh wave inspection of unit train rotary couplers  

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of using ultrasonic Rayleigh waves I' or the inspection of rotary couplers 'O'. Experiments rvere conducted on three couplers, one that was cracked, one that was nerv, and one new coupler with simulated cracks. IJsing a commercial probe. indications... of using ultrasonic Rayleigh waves I' or the inspection of rotary couplers 'O'. Experiments rvere conducted on three couplers, one that was cracked, one that was nerv, and one new coupler with simulated cracks. IJsing a commercial probe. indications...

Salkowski, Charles Leo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

165

An energy-saving oil drilling rig for recovering potential energy and decreasing motor power  

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An energy-saving oil drilling rig is researched. A large accumulator is adopted in this rig to store the energy of the motor during the auxiliary time of lifting the drill stem and the potential energy of the drill stem when lowered. The equipped power of this rig decreases remarkably compared with the conventional drilling rig, and this rig can also recover and reuse the potential energy of the drill stem. Therefore, this rig owns remarkable energy-saving effect compared with the conventional drilling rig, and the energy-saving effect of the energy-saving oil drilling rig is also verified by the field tests. The mathematical model of the energy-saving oil drilling rig lowering the drill stem was derived and simulation analysis was conducted. Through simulation the curves of the drill stem lowering velocity and lowering displacement with time were obtained, and some conclusions were reached: (1) the heavier the drill stem lowered, the higher the lowering velocity is, and the shorter the lowering time is; (2) the smaller the displacement of the variable pump-motor, the higher the lowering velocity is, and the shorter the lowering time is.

Lujun Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

CPS 8.1 Hoisting and Rigging, 2/25/2000  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The objective of this surveillance is to examine hoisting and rigging operations to ensure that safe equipment and work practices are being used.  The surveillance includes verification that...

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HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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:  To determine that hoisting and rigging operations areconducted according to “industry best standards” for increasing equipment reliabilitywhile assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being...

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,,,,,"Rig: TOI Discoverer Enterprise"  

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Well: OCS-G 32306 002 ST00BP00",,,,"Flow Data" Well: OCS-G 32306 002 ST00BP00",,,,"Flow Data" ,,,,,"Field: Mississippi Canyon 252" ,,,,,"Rig: TOI Discoverer Enterprise" ,,,,,"Choke Manifold",,,,"Rates",,,,,,,,,"Ratio" "Date","Time","Choke A","Choke B","BSW","WHPres","WHTemp","WHDCP","WHDCTemp","Gas Rate","Gas Cum","Uncorrected ","Uncorrected ","Water Rate","Water Cum","Uncorrected ","Uncorrected ","Cumulative Oil ","GOR1","Comments" ,,,,,,,,,,,"Oil Rate","Oil Cum ",,,"Liquid Rate","Liquid Cum","from Cargo "

169

Technical and economic evaluation of selected compact drill rigs for drilling 10,000 foot geothermal production wells  

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This report summarizes the investigation and evaluation of several {open_quotes}compact{close_quotes} drill rigs which could be used for drilling geothermal production wells. Use of these smaller rigs would save money by reducing mobilization costs, fuel consumption, crew sizes, and environmental impact. Advantages and disadvantages of currently-manufactured rigs are identified, and desirable characteristics for the {open_quotes}ideal{close_quotes} compact rig are defined. The report includes a detailed cost estimate of a specific rig, and an evaluation of the cost/benefit ratio of using this rig. Industry contacts for further information are given.

Huttrer, G.W. [Geothermal Management Company, Inc., Frisco, CO (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00 Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00 Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

172

Pick sequencing optimization problem in the rotary rack S/R system  

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The problem of pick sequencing in the rotary rack S/R system (PPS-RRS) is ... of minimizing the execution time. The rotary rack S/R system consists of one S/...

Pan Zhang; Lei Jia; Guohui Tian

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Development of multiscale models for the performance of the gas and oil seals in rotary engines  

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Rotary engines offer higher power density, fewer parts and lower vibrations than conventional reciprocating piston engines. However, rotary engines are more difficult to seal because of the rotor shape which leads to higher ...

Picard, Mathieu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Planning and scheduling a fleet of rigs using simulation–optimization  

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Some of the most important and expensive activities in the oil field development and production phases relate to using rigs. These can be used for drilling wells, or for maintenance activities. As rigs are usually scarce compared to the number of wells requiring service, a schedule of wells to be drilled or repaired must be devised. The objective is to minimize opportunity costs within certain operating constraints. This paper present the first stochastic approach to deals with the problem of planning and scheduling a fleet of offshore oil rigs, where the service time is assumed being uncertain. A simulation–optimization method is used to generate “expected solutions” and performance measures for rigs, as well as statistics about well allocation to rigs. The methodology can be used in two different ways – to schedule an existing fleet of rigs or to scale the size of the fleet – both contemplating the uncertain nature of the problem. The method’s expected results include performance measures for each rig, expected delay for a well to be served, the expected schedule of rigs, and a distribution of the well servicing order. The experiments based on real situations demonstrate the effectiveness of the simulation–optimization approach.

Hugo Vinícius Bassi; Virgílio Jose Martins Ferreira Filho; Laura Bahiense

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Structural Basis of Viral RNA Recognition by RIG-I-Like Receptors  

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binding surface also abolished RIG-I signaling in cells. In order to compare the RIG-I/RNA interactions with other RLRs, we also determined the dsRNA binding surface of MDA5 CTD by NMR titration studies. MDA5 CTD has a similar binding surface...

Lu, Cheng

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

176

Numerical and experimental determination of neutron characteristics in irradiation rigs operated in LVR-15 research reactor  

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......standard single-cell CHOUCA rigs or...dedicated multi-cell rigs. The temperature...reflector and in fuel will be provided...dedicated to material degradation evaluation. IRRADIATION...evaluation of material degradation induced by radiation...averaged over cell) has to be modified...reflects actual fuel burnup distribution......

Michal Koleska; Ladislav Viererbl; Zdena Lahodova; Jaroslav Ernest; Jelena Zmitkova; Milan Marek

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Inspect rigging equipment for material handling before use  

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Inspect rigging equipment for material handling before use. Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Safety Tip #19 At your job or at the plate, you can't get home on the reverse side of this safety tip sheet. Please refrain from reading the information verbatim

Minnesota, University of

178

Results of no-flow rotary drill bit comparison testing  

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This document describes the results of testing of a newer rotary sampling bit and sampler insert called the No-Flow System. This No-Flow System was tested side by side against the currently used rotary bit and sampler insert, called the Standard System. The two systems were tested using several ''hard to sample'' granular non-hazardous simulants to determine which could provide greater sample recovery. The No-Flow System measurably outperformed the Standard System in each of the tested simulants.

WITWER, K.S.

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The design of a test rig for the identification of dynamic coefficients of a high temperature magnetic bearing  

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This thesis is a report on the research and Micrographics. development to design a test rig for the identification of the dynamic coefficients of a radial magnetic bearing. The test rig development is intended for dynamic coefficient observation...

Rahtika, I Putu Gede Sopan

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

above year-ago levels and 3.0% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 43 active units to 1,633 rigs for the week ending January...

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181

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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below year-ago levels and 6.8% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending October 31 increased by 2 units to 1,929 rigs,...

182

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels and 9.8% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending November 26 fell by 12 units to 1,917 rigs, according...

183

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels and 6.4% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending November 14 increased by 3 units to 1,928 rigs,...

184

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

above year-ago levels and 1.2% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 90 active units to 1,543 rigs for the week ending January...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

below year-ago levels and 9.5% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending December 5 increased by 3 units to 1,920 rigs,...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 5.5% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 74 units to 1,676 rigs for the week ending January 16,...

187

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 2.1% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 29 units to 1,811 rigs for the week ending January 2,...

188

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

above year-ago levels and 7.3% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending December 12 decreased by 27 units to 1,893 rigs,...

189

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

below year-ago levels and 6.2% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending November 7 fell by 4 units to 1,925 rigs, according...

190

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 3.8% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 61 units to 1,750 rigs for the week ending January 9,...

191

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

levels 24.4% below year-ago levels and 27.6% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased week-over-week by 1 rig, to 1,874 as of July 3. The number of...

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Natural Gas - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S. Energy  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

23, 2012 | Release Date: May 24, 23, 2012 | Release Date: May 24, 2012 | Next Release: May 31, 2012 Previous Issues Week: 01/19/2014 (View Archive) JUMP TO: In The News | Overview | Prices/Demand/Supply | Storage In the News: Natural Gas Rig Count Briefly Drops Below 600. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes Incorporated, rose by 2 this week to 600, after falling to a 10-year low of 598 last week. After increasing modestly to 936 active rigs in the fall of 2011, the natural gas rig count has dropped sharply. The oil rig count, currently at 1,382, has generally risen steadily since 2009, largely in response to increasing crude oil prices. Natural gas rigs are currently down about 31 percent from their level at the same time last year, while oil rigs have risen by 45 percent over the

193

Job Counting Guidelines  

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Environmental Management Environmental Management Definitions and Guidelines for Counting Monthly and Quarterly EM Recovery Act Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) and Cumulative Head-Count The following updated definitions and guidelines are intended to provide EM Recovery Act sites with information to collect and report timely and accurate full-time equivalent and cumulative head-count data for both monthly and quarterly jobs data calls. These revised guidelines supersede the previous monthly jobs data reporting definitions and guidelines dated February 9, 2010. These revised guidelines remain consistent with OMB guidance issued December 18, 2009 and cover subcontractors and vendors as well as prime

194

Selectively fired, tubing-conveyed perforating guns save rig time  

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Selective firing of tubing-conveyed perforating (TCP) guns during drill stem tests (DSTs) added flexibility and saved costs for Marathon Oil Co. As an example, in the Garland field in Wyoming, the guns allowed perforating multiple zones in one trip. This saved 1 1/2--2 days/well in rig time and $25,000--30,000/well in electric wire line and DST tool charges. For international offshore operations, savings of $200,000/well appear possible. Savings result not only from perforating multiple zones, but also from arbitrarily setting firing patterns with or without zone isolation. The paper describes the testing of equipment, the design of the guns, firing heads, crossover assembly, pressure isolation sub, control line, and select-fire sub, and applications for the guns.

Snider, P.M. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States)); Bond, P.L. (Halliburton Energy Services, Dallas, TX (United States))

1993-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

195

Stratigraphy of the PB-1 well, Nopal I uranium deposit, Sierra Pena Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was stuck. A portable rotary rig (Prospector model TKT-1000)out of the hole, the rotary rig was again moved to thethen reamed out using the rotary rig with an 8 ½" diameter

Dobson, P.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

198

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

199

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

200

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

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201

ATP Synthase: Two rotary molecular motors working together  

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1 ATP Synthase: Two rotary molecular motors working together George Oster Hongyun Wang University of California, Berkeley Introduction ATP synthaseÃ?also called FoF1 ATPase, or simply F-ATPaseÃ?is the universal protein that terminates oxidative phosphorylation by synthesizing ATP from ADP and phosphate. Nearly

Wang, Hongyun

202

Micro rotary machine and methods for using same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A micro rotary machine may include a micro actuator and a micro shaft coupled to the micro actuator. The micro shaft comprises a horizontal shaft and is operable to be rotated by the micro actuator. A micro tool is coupled to the micro shaft and is operable to perform work in response to motion of the micro shaft.

Stalford, Harold L. (Norman, OK)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

203

Rotary Pipeline Processors Simon Moore, Peter Robinson, Steve Wilcox  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DRAFT Rotary Pipeline Processors Simon Moore, Peter Robinson, Steve Wilcox Computer Laboratory pipeline processor is a new architecture for su- perscalar computing. It is based on a simple and regular pipeline structure which can support several ALUs for effi- cient dispatching of multiple instructions

Moore, Simon

204

Calculator program optimizes bit weight, rotary speed, reducing drilling cost  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Bit selection, bit weight, and rotary speed have repeatedly proven to be the most important and commonly overlooked alterable factors which control penetration rate, footage, and overall drilling cost. This is particularly true in offshore operations where drilling costs are highest and the greatest cost savings stand to be achieved through implementation of proven optimization techniques. The myth that bit weights and rotary speeds cannot be optimized in directional holes has hindered the industry from using this virtually cost-free method for reducing drilling cost. The use of optimized bit weights and rotary speeds in conjunction with minimum cost bit programs based on cost per foot analysis of previous bit runs in the area was implemented on a five-well platform in the Grand Isle Block 20 field, offshore Louisiana. Each of the directional wells was drilled substantially faster and cheaper than the discovery well, which was a straight hole. Average reductions in footage cost of 31.3%, based on daily operating cost of $30,000/day, and increase in average daily footage drilled of 45.2% were effected by ''collectively optimizing'' drilling performance. The ''Optimizer'' program is an HP-41CV adaptation of the Bourgoyne and Young drilling model. It was used to calculate the optimum bit weights and rotary speeds based on field drilling tests; historical bit and bearing wear data; and current operating conditions, cost, and constraints.

Simpson, M.A.

1984-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

205

Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality  

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Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality Print Hexameric motor proteins represent a complex class of molecular machines that variously push and pull on biological molecules using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as chemical fuel. A specialized class of ring-shaped motor proteins, hexameric helicases, can unwind DNA strands and perform large-scale manipulations of single-stranded nucleic acids in processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and gene expression. To understand how certain hexameric helicases walk with directional polarity along single-stranded nucleic acids, Berkeley researchers used x-ray crystallography at the ALS to solve the structure of a hexameric helicase, the Rho transcription termination factor (from E. coli), bound to both ATP mimics and an RNA substrate. The results showed that Rho functions like a rotary engine: as the motor spins, it pulls RNA strands through its interior. Interestingly, the rotary firing order of the motor is biased so that the Rho protein can walk in only one direction along the RNA chain.

206

Wide and multiple apex seals for the rotary engine: (Abbr.: Multi-Apex-Seals for the Rotary Engine)  

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Abstract Conventional rotary engines are based on a trochoidal-type housing bore profile and its inside envelope is the basis of the rotor profile. To seal the chambers, spring-loaded apex seals are used in place of the designed rotor apexes. The conventional design method is limited to an epitrochoidal-based housing and does not consider the apex seal profile. Previously the authors presented the complete theory and algorithm of the deviation-function (DF) method of rotary engine design based on the apex seal profile. By using the DF method, the apex seal and engine housing bore are conjugate kinematic pairs, which enable the design of a variety of apex seals that conform to the bore, including wider apex seals and multiple seals at each rotor apex. The wide apex seal design has better rotor-to-housing conformity and therefore improves sealing. The multi-apex-seal grid assembly improves sealing capability and also reduces the forces on the apex seals. The incorporation of apex seal profiles into the rotary engine design process also makes possible a larger variety of new rotary engine profiles.

Sarah Warren Rose; Daniel C.H. Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division : To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001

208

Motor Drives of Modern Drilling and Servicing Rigs for Oil and Gas Wells  

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This paper provides a synthetic view on the most recent achievements in the field of drilling and servicing rig drives for oil and gas wells. This field is featuring ... kilowatts and speeds of 150–250 rpm for drilling

Aurelian Iamandei; Gheorghe Miloiu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced seal rig Sample Search Results  

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2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 41 Heat Transfer Research, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 6 Turbine Aero-Heat Transfer Studies Summary: , rotating turbine research rigs, realistic gas...

210

Analytical and experimental investigations of a labyrinth seal test rig and damper seals for turbomachinery  

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. The test rig is also used during the development of a unique damper seal device. The experimental data used to determine the direct damping coefficient of the damper seal device are presented. Results of vibration and pressure measurements that demonstrate...

Shultz, Richard Raymond

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Rotary union for use with ultrasonic thickness measuring probe  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotary union for rotatably supporting an ultrasonic probe operable to nondestructively measure the thickness of steam generator tubes to determine the amount of corrosion experienced by the tubes includes a stationary body having a bore therethrough and an outlet drain, and a fitting rotatably mounted within the upper end of the body. The fitting has a bore aligned with the bore of the body. An electrical cable positioned within a water supply tube in an annular arrangement passes through the bore of the body and the bore of the fitting. This annular arrangement, in turn, is positioned within a connector element which extends outwardly from the fitting bore and is connected to the ultrasonic probe. An elastomeric lower bushing seals the annular arrangement to the lower end of the rotary union body and an elastomeric upper bushing seals the connector element to the fitting to permit the connector element and the ultrasonic probe connected thereto to rotate with the fitting relative to the body. The lower and upper bushings permit water to be passed through the annular arrangement and into the ultrasonic probe and thereafter discharged between the annular arrangement and the connector element to the outlet drain of the rotary union body. 5 figs.

Nachbar, H.D.

1992-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

212

E-Print Network 3.0 - alpha rotary joint Sample Search Results  

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Drilling Diana LaBelle, John Bares, Illah Nourbakhsh Summary: , thrust, rotary speed and penetration rate, to train a neural network to classify rock. Section 2... applications...

213

Systems acceptance and operability testing for rotary mode core sampling in flammable gas tanks  

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This document provides instructions for the system acceptance and operability testing of the rotary mode core sampling system, modified for use in flammable gas tanks.

Corbett, J.E., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

214

DEVELOPMENT OF A ROTARY MICROFILTER FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE APPLICATIONS  

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The processing rate of Savannah River Site (SRS) high-level waste decontamination processes are limited by the flow rate of the solid-liquid separation. The baseline process, using a 0.1 micron cross-flow filter, produces {approx}0.02 gpm/sq. ft. of filtrate under expected operating conditions. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) demonstrated significantly higher filter flux for actual waste samples using a small-scale rotary filter. With funding from the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Cleanup Technology, SRNL personnel are evaluating and developing the rotary microfilter for radioactive service at SRS. The authors improved the design for the disks and filter unit to make them suitable for high-level radioactive service. They procured two units using the new design, tested them with simulated SRS wastes, and evaluated the operation of the units. Work to date provides the following conclusions and program status: (1) The authors modified the design of the filter disks to remove epoxy and Ryton{reg_sign}. The new design includes welding both stainless steel and ceramic coated stainless steel filter media to a stainless steel support plate. The welded disks were tested in the full-scale unit. They showed good reliability and met filtrate quality requirements. (2) The authors modified the design of the unit, making installation and removal easier. The new design uses a modular, one-piece filter stack that is removed simply by disassembly of a flange on the upper (inlet) side of the filter housing. All seals and rotary unions are contained within the removable stack. (3) While it is extremely difficult to predict the life of the seal, the vendor representative indicates a minimum of one year in present service conditions is reasonable. Changing the seal face material from silicon-carbide to a graphite-impregnated silicon-carbide is expected to double the life of the seal. Replacement of the current seal with an air seal could increase the lifetime to 5 years and is undergoing testing in the current work. (4) The bottom bushing showed wear due to a misalignment during the manufacture of the filter tank. Replacing the graphite bushing with a more wear resistant material such as a carbide material will increase the lifetime of the bushing. This replacement requires a more wear resistant part or coating to prevent excessive wear of the shaft. The authors are currently conducting testing with the more wear resistant bushing. (5) The project team plans to use the rotary microfilter as a filter in advance of an ion exchange process under development for potential deployment in SRS waste tank risers.

Poirier, M; David Herman, D; Samuel Fink, S

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

215

Accepted Manuscript A wall heat transfer correlation for the baffled-rotary kilns with secondary air  

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Accepted Manuscript A wall heat transfer correlation for the baffled-rotary kilns with secondary;1 A wall heat transfer correlation for the baffled- rotary kilns with secondary air flow and recycled industrial applications suggests examining the heat transfer phenomena in order to improve the multi

Boyer, Edmond

216

Rotary Wing UAV Position Control using Backstepping Bilal Ahmed, Hemanshu R. Pota and Matt Garratt  

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Rotary Wing UAV Position Control using Backstepping Bilal Ahmed, Hemanshu R. Pota and Matt Garratt Abstract-- This paper presents a novel position control method for rotary wing UAVs using the backstepping for underactuated UAV including the flybar and flapping dynamics when stability derivatives are not available

Pota, Himanshu Roy

217

Structural model of F1–ATPase and the implications for rotary catalysis  

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...and R. M. Simmons Structural model of F1-ATPase and the implications for rotary...crystal structure of bovine mitochondrial F1-ATPase is described. Several features...approximately spherical alpha3beta3 sub-assembly. F1-ATPase|crystal structure|rotary catalysis...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Mode localization results and laboratory demonstration techniques with a multi-pendulum rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 015. 16 Table III. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 04 (K, = 0. 908 N-m/rad, 1, = 0, 532 m). 17 Table IV. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 15 (K, = 3. 90 N.... Pendulum rig schematic Figure 2. Detail of pendulum rig. Figure 3. Graphical depiction of mode shapes given in Table I. 10 Figure 4. Depiction of perturbed mode shapes given in Table's II, III, and IV for: (a) Rs=0. 015; (b) R =0. 04; and (c) R =0. 15...

Bollich, Robert Kenneth Gerard

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Electric Field Driven Torque in Biological Rotary Motors  

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Ion driven rotary motors, such as Fo-ATP synthase (Fo) and the bacterial flagellar motor, act much like a battery-powered electric motor. They convert energy from ions as they move from high to low potential across a membrane into torque and rotary motion. Here we propose a mechanism whereby electric fields, emanating from channels in one or more stators, act on asymmetric charge distributions due to protonated and deprotonated sites in the rotor and drive it to rotate. The model predicts an ideal scaling law between torque and ion motive force, which can be hindered by mitochondrial mutations. The rotor of Fo drives the gamma-subunit to rotate within the ATP-producing complex (F1), working against an opposing torque that rises and falls periodically with angular position. Drawing an analogy with Brownian motion of a particle in a tilted washboard potential, we compute the highly nonlinear ATP production rate vs. proton motive force (pmf), showing a minimum pmf needed to drive ATP production with important me...

Miller,, John H; Maric, Sladjana; Infante, Hans L; Claycomb, James R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

MICROHOLE TECHNOLOGY -PROGRESS ON BOREHOLE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT  

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-sized commercial rigs, consists of a mechanical rotary bit, a hydraulically powered positive displacement motor

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221

Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider  

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setup. If an animation piece is only going to have a few shots with a horse and rider, then the trouble of setting up an automated character rig is not practical, but if there are a significant amount of shots with a horse and rider galloping across...

Kuhnel, Jennifer Lynn

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

222

AbstractThe red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is currently under rig  

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653 Abstract­The red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is currently under rig orous federal and state of annuli in otolith thin sections have been used to age many species of fish, including red snapper. However, the utility of this method for aging red snapper has been questioned by those who dispute both

223

Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2009 Air Products-Entrained Particle Flow Test Rig  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2009 Air Products-Entrained Particle Flow Test are causing catalyst plugging. Objectives Air Products requested that a test rig be constructed to entrain the hydrogen reforming facilities and aid Air Products in understanding the plugging problem. Approach

Demirel, Melik C.

224

A Built for Purpose Micro-Hole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report will serve as the final report on the work performed from the contract period October 2005 thru April 2007. The project 'A Built for Purpose Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR)' purpose was to upgrade an existing state-of-the-art Coiled Tubing Drilling Rig to a Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) capable of meeting the specifications and tasks of the Department of Energy. The individual tasks outlined to meet the Department of Energy's specifications are: (1) Concept and development of lubricator and tool deployment system; (2) Concept and development of process control and data acquisition; (3) Concept and development of safety and efficiency improvements; and (4) Final unit integration and testing. The end result of the MCTR upgrade has produced a unit capable of meeting the following requirements: (1) Capable of handling 1-inch through 2-3/8-inch coiled tubing (Currently dressed for 2-3/8-inch coiled tubing and capable of running up to 3-1/2-inch coiled tubing); (2) Capable of drilling and casing surface, intermediate, production and liner hole intervals; (3) Capable of drilling with coiled tubing and has all controls and installation piping for a top drive; (4) Rig is capable of running 7-5/8-inch range 2 casing; and (5) Capable of drilling 5,000 ft true vertical depth (TVD) and 6,000 ft true measured depth (TMD).

Bart Patton

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

225

Development of a Low-Cost Rotary Steerable Drilling System  

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The project had the goal to develop and commercialize a low-cost rotary steerable system (LCRSS) capable of operating downhole at conventional pressures and temperatures to reduce operating costs by a minimum of 50% and lost-in-hole charges by at least 50% over the currently offered systems. The LCRSS system developed under this project does reduce operating costs by 55% and lost-in-hole charges by at least 50%. The developed product is not commercializable in its current form. The overall objective was to develop and commercialize a low cost rotary steerable system (LCRSS) capable of operating downhole at conventional pressures and temperatures (20,000 psi/150 C) while reducing the operating costs by 50% and the lost-in-hole charges by 50% over the currently available systems. The proposed reduction in costs were to be realized through the significant reduction in tool complexity, a corresponding increase in tool reliability as expressed in the mean-time between failure (MTBF), and a reduction in the time and costs required to service tools after each field operation. Ultimately, the LCRSS system was to be capable of drilling 7 7/8 in. to 9 5/8 in. borehole diameters. The project was divided into three Phases, of which Phases I & II were previously completed and reported on, and are part of the case file. Therefore, the previously reported information is not repeated herein. Phase III included the fabrication of two field ready prototypes that were to be subjected to a series of drilling tests at GTI Catoosa, DOE RMOTC, and at customer partnering wells, if possible, as appropriate in the timing of the field test objectives to fully exercise all elements of the LCRSS. These tests were conducted in an iterative process based on a performance/reliability improvement cycle with the goal of demonstrating the system met all aspects required for commercial viability. These tests were conducted to achieve continuous runs of 100+ hours with well trajectories that fully exercised the tool's build/turn/drop/hold target capabilities and its higher end ratings for bit weight, torque and rotary speed. The tool teardowns were rigorously analyzed at the conclusion of each field run to assess component wear rates and to fully document any detrimental behavior(s) observed.

Roney Nazarian

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

226

Bailer for top head drive rotary well drills  

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A bailer mounted to the derrick of a top head drive well drilling rig is described. The bailer includes a winch line drum mounted by a bracket to the derrick. A positive displacement hydraulic motor mounts one end of the drum and receives fluid under pressure from the existing hydraulic pressure supply. Valving is provided to allow reverse operation of the motor so equipment can either be raised or lowered relative to the derrick. The hydraulic delivery line to the motor includes a one way restrictor that will allow relatively free passage of fluid to the motor in a driving or lifting mode but will reverse flow of fluid from the motor, thereby affording a braking effect for lowering a load at a selected rate.

Bartholomew, L.

1980-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

227

CFD Simulation of Brine-Seawater Mixing in a Rotary Energy Recovery Device  

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CFD Simulation of Brine-Seawater Mixing in a Rotary Energy Recovery Device ... The effects of operational conditions on the mixing behavior of rotary energy recovery device have been systematically investigated through the combined methods of computational fluid dynamics and validating experiments in this paper. ... The obtained formulas between mixing and dimensionless flow length provide a simple way to calculate and predict the mixing of device, which will be beneficial to design and operate the rotary energy recovery device in a lower mixing level. ...

Enle Xu; Yue Wang; Liming Wu; Shichang Xu; Yuxin Wang; Shichang Wang

2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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TESTING OF THE SECOND GENERATION SPINTEK ROTARY FILTER -11357  

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The SpinTek rotary microfilter has been developed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) for the purpose of deployment in radioactive service in the DOE complex. The unit that was fabricated and tested is the second generation of the filter that incorporates recommended improvements from previous testing. The completion of this test satisfied a key milestone for the EM technology development program and technology readiness for deployment by Savannah River Remediation in the Small Column Ion Exchange and Sludge Washing processes at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) contracted SpinTek Filtration to fabricate a full scale 25 disk rotary filter and perform a 1000 hour endurance test with a simulated SRS sludge. Over 1500 hours of operation have been completed with the filter. SpinTek Filtration fabricated a prototypic 25 disk rotary filter including updates to manufacturing tolerances, an updated design to the rotary joint, improved cooling to the bottom journal, decreases in disk and filter shaft hydraulic resistances. The filter disks were fabricated with 0.5 {micro} pore size, sintered-metal filter media manufactured by Pall Corporation (M050). After fabrication was complete, the filter passed acceptance tests demonstrating rejection of solids and clean water flux with a 50% improvement over the previous filters. Once the acceptance test was complete, a 1000 hour endurance test was initiated simulating a sludge washing process. The test used a simulated SRS Sludge Batch 6 recipe. The insoluble solids started at 5 wt% and were raised to 10 and 15 wt% insoluble solids to simulate the concentration of a large volume tank. The filter system was automated and set up for 24 hour unattended operation. To facilitate this, process control logic was written to operate the filter. During the development it was demonstrated that the method of starting and stopping the filter can affect the build up of filter cake on the disks and therefore the performance of the filter. The filter performed well with the simulant. Very little drop in production was noticed between the 5 and 10 wt% insoluble solids feed. Increasing to 15 wt% had a more pronounced impact due to the rheology of the feed. Acid cleaning was used to clean the filter disks in-situ and restore filtration rate to almost 90% of the initial clean disk rate. Eighty liters of 0.2 M nitric acid in conjunction with water rinses were used to clean the filter in less than 2 hours. Filter testing was completed after 1000 hours of operation were performed on the final filter assembly configuration. The total run time for the testing was over 1500 hours. At the end of the test, the sludge washing was performed successfully from approximately 5.6 M to less than 1 M sodium.

Herman, D.; Poirier, M.; Fowley, M.; Keefer, M.; Huff, T.

2011-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical and experimental study on regenerative rotary displacer Stirling engine  

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Recently a quite new type of hot air engine called rotary displacer engine, in which the displacer is a rotating disk enclosed in a cylinder, has been conceived and developed. The working gas, contained in a notch excavated in the disk, is heated and cooled alternately, on account of the heat transferred through the enclosing cylinder that is heated at one side and cooled at the opposite one. The gas temperature oscillations cause the pressure fluctuations that get out mechanical power acting on a power piston. In order to attempt to increase the performances for this kind of engine, the authors propose three different regeneration methods. The first one comprises two coaxial disks that, revolving in opposite ways, cause a temperature gradient on the cylinder wall and a regenerative axial heat conduction through fins shaped on the cylinder inner wall. The other two methods are based on the heat transferred by a proper closed circuit that in one case has a circulating liquid inside and in the other one is formed by several heat pipes working each one for different temperatures. An engine based on the first principle, the Regenerative Tandem Contra-Rotary Displacer Stirling Engine, has been realized and experimented. In this paper experimental results with and without regeneration are reported comparatively with a detailed description of the unity. A basic explanation of the working principle of this engine and a theoretical analysis investigating the main influential parameters for the regenerative effect are done. This new rotating displacer Stirling engines, for their simplicity, are expected to attain high rotational speed especially for applications as demonstration and hobby unities.

Raggi, L.; Katsuta, Masafumi [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Isshiki, Naotsugu [Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Isshiki, Seita [Isshiki R and D Lab., Tokyo (Japan)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Marcellus Shale Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing; Technicalities and  

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Pipe · Air Rotary Drilling Rig · Hydraulic Rotary Drilling Rig ­ Barite/Bentonite infused drilling muds A "Thumper Truck" #12;Rigging Up #12;Drilling · The Drill String ­ Diesel Powered ­ Drilling Bit ­ Drilling

Jiang, Huiqiang

231

Calculation of the geometric parameters of rotary rolling by using the automated design system autodesk inventor  

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A method is proposed for calculating the profile of the rolls of a rotary rolling mill with the use of the 3D-modeling program Autodesk Inventor. The universality of the method is...

S. M. Gorbatyuk; V. A. Osadchii; E. Z. Tuktarov

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Method for determining effective flame emissivity in a rotary kiln incinerator burning solid waste  

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Temperature is the most important parameter for the improvement of combustion efficiency and the control of pollutants. In order to obtain accurate flame temperatures in a rotary kiln incinerator using non-int...

Jin-cai Du; Qun-xing Huang; Jian-hua Yan

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

James Walker develops Walkersele D8 – a new rotary lip seal for marine propulsion systems  

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Walkersele D8 is a new design of rotary lip seal developed by James Walker & Co Ltd for use in marine propulsion systems to protect bearings from water ingress or prevent lubricant from leaking into the marine environment.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Rotary Triboelectric Nanogenerator Based on a Hybridized Mechanism for Harvesting Wind Energy  

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Rotary Triboelectric Nanogenerator Based on a Hybridized Mechanism for Harvesting Wind Energy ... Triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) is a simple, cost-effective, and highly efficient approach for generating electricity from mechanical energies in a wide range of forms. ...

Yannan Xie; Sihong Wang; Long Lin; Qingshen Jing; Zong-Hong Lin; Simiao Niu; Zhengyun Wu; Zhong Lin Wang

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Ceramic Waste Heat Recovery System on a Rotary Forge Furnace: An Installation and Operating History  

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heavy duty high temperature ceramic tube recuperator and five high temperature recirculating burners. The energy conservation system was retrofitted onto a rotary hearth furnace with an inside diameter of 11' 5'' (3.5m) and an available hearth area...

Young, S. B.; Campbell, T. E.; Worstell, T. M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigging skeletal perissodactyl and artiodactyl ungulate limbs using analytic inverse kinematic-based solutions for a feature film production environment  

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The goal of this thesis is to develop and construct a repeatable, scalable, and portable rigging solution for the skeletal limbs of ungulates, maximizing functionality while streamlining intuitive interface controls for a feature film production...

Telford, William Lawrence, Jr

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A test rig for the identification of rotordynamic coefficients of fluid film bearings  

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. The test bearing articles were considered for cryogenic applications where the actual lubrication medium is liquid hydrogen or liquid oxygen. The parameter identification method used an advanced pseudo-random forcing excitation and a technique based...A TEST RIG FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS OF FLUID FILM BEARINGS A Thesis LEWIS MILLER ROBISON III Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Robison, Lewis Miller

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large scale test rig for flow visualization and leakage measurement of labyrinth seals  

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number. Heffner (1959) measured the leakage rates of air through stationary true size labyrinth seals with the goal of predicting leakage rates for new seal designs through correlation charts developed from his investigation. Leakage resistance... geometries and land surfaces with the objective of obtaining optimized seal design criteria. The test rig utilized a flat two-dimensional stationary seal with a radial clearance-to-width ratio of approximately 100:1 to reduce wall end effects. Air...

Broussard, Daniel Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Standardization of 241Am by digital coincidence counting, liquid scintillation counting and defined solid angle counting  

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The nuclide 241Am decays by alpha emission to 237Np. Most of the decays (84.6 %) populate the excited level of 237Np with energy of 59.54 keV. Digital Coincidence Counting was applied to standardize a solution of 241Am by alpha-gamma coincidence counting with efficiency extrapolation. Electronic discrimination was implemented with a pressurized proportional counter and the results were compared with two other independent techniques: Liquid Scintillation Counting using the logical sum of double coincidences in a TDCR array and Defined Solid Angle Counting taking into account activity inhomogeneity in the active deposit. The results show consistency between the three methods within a limit of a 0.3%. An ampoule of this solution will be sent to the International Reference System (SIR) during 2009. Uncertainties were analysed and compared in detail for the three applied methods.

C. Balpardo; M. E. Capoulat; D. Rodrigues; P. Arenillas

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a new type of rotary Stirling engine  

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The Stirling machine has had wide diffusion only in cold or cryogenic applications (Philips) while the engine, despite big efforts of large Companies (Philips, Westinghouse, General Motors, etc.), never definitively reached the market; today new interest is raised correlated with environmental and energy related considerations. Thus, researchers efforts are addressed towards the design of innovative and more competitive Stirling engine configurations, like the one here proposed. This paper describes the configuration of a new, rotary Stirling engine. In the cold part of the engine, the working fluid is compressed by a rotating element, then it passes through the regenerator from the cold to the hot end, where it absorbs the heat and expands in the high pressure and temperature area. The high pressure working fluid pushes on the rotating element (the so called rotator) and the engine outputs power. In the design, compression and expansion volumes change with the rotation. Two rotators are connected with a set of gears: therefore, the engine transmission system is simplified and dimensions are reduced.

Abenavoli, R.I.; Dong, W.; Fedele, L.; Sciaboni, A. [Univ. La Sapienza, Rome (Italy). Dipt. di Meccanica e Aeronautica

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Sway control method and system for rotary cranes  

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Methods and apparatuses for reducing the oscillatory motion of rotary crane payloads during operator-commanded or computer-controlled maneuvers. An Input-shaping filter receives input signals from multiple operator input devices and converts them into output signals readable by the crane controller to dampen the payload tangential and radial sway associated with rotation of the jib. The input signals are characterized by a hub rotation trajectory .gamma.(t), which includes a jib angular acceleration .gamma., a trolley acceleration x, and a load-line length velocity L. The system state variables are characterized by a tangential rotation angle .theta.(t) and a radial rotation angle .phi.(t) of the load-line. The coupled equations of motion governing the filter are non-linear and configuration-dependent. In one embodiment, a filter is provided between the operator and the crane for filtering undesired frequencies from the angular .gamma. and trolley x velocities to suppress payload oscillation. In another embodiment, crane commands are computer generated and controlled to suppress vibration of the payload using a postulated asymmetrical shape for the acceleration profiles of the jib, which profiles are uniquely determined by a set of parameters (including the acceleration pulse amplitude and the duration and coast time between pulses), or a dynamic programming approach.

Robinett, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM); Parker, Gordon G. (Houghton, MI); Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Petterson, Ben J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford whole body counting manual  

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This document describes the Hanford Whole Body Counting Program as it is administered by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in support of the US Department of Energy--Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and its Hanford contractors. Program services include providing in vivo measurements of internally deposited radioactivity in Hanford employees (or visitors). Specific chapters of this manual deal with the following subjects: program operational charter, authority, administration, and practices, including interpreting applicable DOE Orders, regulations, and guidance into criteria for in vivo measurement frequency, etc., for the plant-wide whole body counting services; state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used to provide the best in vivo measurement results possible for the approximately 11,000 measurements made annually; procedures for performing the various in vivo measurements at the Whole Body Counter (WBC) and related facilities including whole body counts; operation and maintenance of counting equipment, quality assurance provisions of the program, WBC data processing functions, statistical aspects of in vivo measurements, and whole body counting records and associated guidance documents. 16 refs., 48 figs., 22 tabs.

Palmer, H.E.; Rieksts, G.A.; Lynch, T.P.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Rotary seal with enhanced lubrication and contaminant flushing  

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A resilient, ring shaped interference-type hydrodynamic rotary seal having waves on the lubricant side which provide increased film thickness and flushing action by creating contact pressure induced angulated restrictions formed by abrupt restrictive diverters. The angulated restrictions are defined by projecting ridges, corners at the trailing edge of the waves, or simply by use of a converging shape at the trailing edge of the waves which is more abrupt than the gently converging hydrodynamic inlet shape at the leading edge of the waves. The abrupt restrictive diverter performs two functions; a restricting function and a diverting function. The angulated restrictions cause a local film thickness restriction which produces a damming effect preventing a portion of the lubricant from leaking out of the dynamic sealing interface at the trailing edge of the wave, and results in a much thicker lubricant film thickness under the waves. This contributes to more film thickness in the remainder of the dynamic sealing interface toward the environment because film thickness tends to decay gradually rather than abruptly due to the relative stiffness of the seal material. Because of the angle of the abrupt restrictive diverter relative to the relative rotation direction, in conjunction with the restriction or damming effect, a strong diverting action is produced which pumps lubricant across the dynamic sealing interface toward the environment. The lubricant diversion is caused by the component of the rotational velocity tangent to the abrupt restrictive diverter. The component of rotational velocity normal to the abrupt restrictive diverter causes a portion of the lubricant film to be pumped past the abrupt restrictive diverter, thereby assuring adequate lubrication thereof.

Dietle, Lannie L. (Sugar Land, TX)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 29.1% below year-ago levels and 33.1% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count decreased by 6 for the second week in a row, to 1,854 as of June 13. The...

245

Counting Bitangents with Stable Maps  

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This paper is an elementary introduction to the theory of moduli spaces of curves and maps. As an application to enumerative geometry, we show how to count the number of bitangent lines to a projective plane curve of degree $d$ by doing intersection theory on moduli spaces.

David Ayala; Renzo Cavalieri

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

246

Neutron Bombardment of Counting Diamonds  

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21 February 1956 research-article Neutron Bombardment of Counting Diamonds A. H...Examination was also made of the effect of neutron bombardment on pulse-height distribution...additional charge traps produced by the neutrons. The layered crystal texture disclosed...

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors influencing the incidence rates of injuries and accidents among seafarers and rig workers providing support to the WA offshore oil and gas industry.  

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??The aim of this study was to identify, discuss and make recommendations regarding causal factors associated with injuries and accidents among seafarers and rig workers… (more)

Martinovich, Tony, Dr

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

HumanWildlife Interactions 8(2):251260, Fall 2014 Wildlife strikes with U.S. military rotary-  

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, but unstudied, physical hazard to military rotary-wing aircraft used in conducting overseas flight operations to military rotary-wing aircraft during these operations has been conducted. The objectives of this project deployed overseas to conduct a variety of noncombat and combat missions. Our objective was to conduct

249

Continuous injection of an inert gas through a drill rig for drilling into potentially hazardous areas  

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A drill rig for drilling in potentially hazardous areas includes a drill having conventional features such as a frame, a gear motor, gear box, and a drive. A hollow rotating shaft projects through the drive and frame. An auger, connected to the shaft is provided with a multiplicity of holes. An inert gas is supplied to the hollow shaft and directed from the rotating shaft to the holes in the auger. The inert gas flows down the hollow shaft, and then down the hollow auger, and out through the holes in the bottom of the auger into the potentially hazardous area.

McCormick, S.H.; Pigott, W.R.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S. Energy  

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30, 2012 | Release Date: May 31, 30, 2012 | Release Date: May 31, 2012 | Next Release: June 7, 2012 Previous Issues Week: 12/29/2013 (View Archive) JUMP TO: In The News | Overview | Prices/Demand/Supply | Storage In the News: Natural Gas Rigs Decline in Key Areas Active natural gas rotary rigs currently total 594, according to the latest weekly data released by Baker Hughes Incorporated. According to Baker Hughes data, natural gas-directed horizontal rigs have driven the decline in total natural gas rigs over the past several months. Horizontal-directed natural gas rig counts have fallen to 411, from levels in the low-600s a year ago. Declines have occurred in key areas of dry shale gas production, particularly in Louisiana, where the Haynesville Shale is located. The number of horizontal natural gas rigs drilling in Louisiana has fallen from

251

Word Pro - S5  

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Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resource Development Indicators Rotary Rigs in Operation by Type, 1949-2012 Rotary Rigs in Operation by Type, Monthly Active Well Service Rig Count, Monthly Total Wells Drilled by Type, 1949-2010 . 76 U.S. Energy Information Administration / Monthly Energy Review November 2013 Total 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 0 1 2 3 4 Thousand Rigs 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 0 10 20 30 40 50 Thousand Wells Dry Wells Crude Oil Wells Web Page: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#crude. Sources: Tables 5.1 and 5.2. Crude Oil J FMAMJ J A SOND J FMAMJ J A SOND J FMAMJ J

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Word Pro - S5  

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Crude Oil and Natural Gas Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resource Development Figure 5.1 Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resource Development Indicators Rotary Rigs in Operation by Type, 1949-2012 Rotary Rigs in Operation by Type, Monthly Active Well Service Rig Count, Monthly Total Wells Drilled by Type, 1949-2010 . 76 U.S. Energy Information Administration / Monthly Energy Review November 2013 Total 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 0 1 2 3 4 Thousand Rigs 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 0 10 20 30 40 50 Thousand Wells Dry Wells Crude Oil Wells Web Page: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#crude. Sources: Tables 5.1 and 5.2.

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An introduction to API 682 shaft sealing for centrifugal and rotary pumps  

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Seal failures in refineries represents between 5,000 and 10,000 dollars in maintenance costs. The lack of an industry standard approach has resulted in high-stocking cost, high maintenance costs, and complicated populations of seals. The API has offered API 682, Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps. This report discusses the benefits of API 682.

Dufour, J.W. [Amoco Oil Company, Chicago, IL (United States); Jones, R.L. [Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operability test report for rotary mode core sampling system number 3  

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This report documents the successful completion of operability testing for the Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) system {number_sign}3. The Report includes the test procedure (WHC-SD-WM-OTP-174), exception resolutions, data sheets, and a test report summary.

Corbett, J.E.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Finger-Count & Radial-Stroke Shortcuts  

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Finger-Count & Radial-Stroke Shortcuts: Two Techniques for Augmenting Linear Menus on Multi-finger Interaction techniques ·Principles ·Finger-Counting ·Radial-Stroke 5 #12;Finger-Counting ·Express a pair;Radial-Stroke Shortcuts ·Principle ·Radial-stroke · Marking menus [Kurtenbach 91] · Multi-Stroke menus

Bailly, Gilles

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DOI-BLM-CA-670-2010-107 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

a normal rotary drilling rig. The rig will be equipped with diesel engines, storage tanks, mud pumps, and other typical auxiliary equipment During drilling, the top of the...

257

Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and  

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions Mansour Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Israel #12;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 3 Definitions · A composition = 12 . . . m of n N

Heubach, Silvia

258

Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2010 Kenya Water Well Drill Rig Redesign of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower  

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of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower Overview The team was presented with the task of redesigning the engine drive train system and support structure for a water drill rig to be used in Kenya. The original engine drive train system was fabricated by a professional machinist and had many intricate components

Demirel, Melik C.

259

Design and Analysis of a Test Rig for Modeling the Bit/Formation Interface in Petroleum Drilling Applications  

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and horizontal wells and measuring the effects of various factors on the stability of perturbations on the system. A test rig concept has been developed to accurately measure the interaction forces and torques between the bit, formation and fluids during drilling...

Wilson, Joshua Kyle

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Small mill for the high-temperature rotary rolling of semifinished products composed of refractory metals in protective media  

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A description is presented of a small vacuum-type rotary rolling mill designed for the high-temperature deformation of semifinished products to obtain bars 7–10 mm in diameter. It is shown that the CAD software Autodesk

S. M. Gorbatyuk; E. Z. Tuktarov; L. A. Rudenskii

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TESTING OF A FULL-SCALE ROTARY MICROFILTER FOR THE ENHANCED PROCESS FOR RADIONUCLIDES REMOVAL  

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Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) researchers are investigating and developing a rotary microfilter for solid-liquid separation applications in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. One application involves use in the Enhanced Processes for Radionuclide Removal (EPRR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). To assess this application, the authors performed rotary filter testing with a full-scale, 25-disk unit manufactured by SpinTek Filtration with 0.5 micron filter media manufactured by Pall Corporation. The filter includes proprietary enhancements by SRNL. The most recent enhancement is replacement of the filter's main shaft seal with a John Crane Type 28LD gas-cooled seal. The feed material was SRS Tank 8F simulated sludge blended with monosodium titanate (MST). Testing examined total insoluble solids concentrations of 0.06 wt % (126 hours of testing) and 5 wt % (82 hours of testing). The following are conclusions from this testing.

Herman, D; David Stefanko, D; Michael Poirier, M; Samuel Fink, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Dynamics Behind the Photoisomerization of a Light-Driven Fluorene Molecular Rotary Motor  

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In the present contribution we report a combined quantum chemical and molecular dynamics study of the mechanism of the rotational cycle of the fluorene-based molecular rotary motor 9-(2,4,7-trimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-ylidene)-9H-fluorene (1). ... (41) The theoretical results obtained hold considerable implications in achieving a rational synthetic design of future molecular motors with application defined functionality. ...

Andranik Kazaryan; Jos C. M. Kistemaker; Lars V. Scha?fer; Wesley R. Browne; Ben L. Feringa; Michael Filatov

2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A thermodynamic analysis of the rotary-vee internal combustion engine  

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OF FIGURES FIGURE 1. IC Engine Family Tree FIGURE 2. Three Possibilities of Single Rotation Machines (SIM) . . . . . Page FIGURE 3 Planetary Rotor Motion and Path of the Apex Seal for the Wankel Engine 10 FIGURE 4. Cut-Away View of the Rand Cam Engine... for the Rotary-Vee Engine 24 FIGURE 9. Overall View of Piston And Cylinder Block Configuration, . . . FIGURE 10. Overall View Showing the Central Cavity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIGURE 11. Sectioned View of the Pistons...

Bailey, Stephen Glenn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulator having thermally conductive rotary joint for transferring heat from a test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A manipulator for rotatably moving a test specimen in an ultra-high vacuum chamber includes a translational unit movable in three mutually perpendicular directions. A manipulator frame is rigidly secured to the translational unit for rotatably supporting a rotary shaft. A first copper disc is rigidly secured to an end of the rotary shaft for rotary movement within the vacuum chamber. A second copper disc is supported upon the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. A sapphire plate is interposed between the first and second discs to prevent galling of the copper material while maintaining high thermal conductivity between the first and second discs. A spring is disposed on the shaft to urge the second disc toward the first disc and compressingly engage the interposed sapphire plate. A specimen mount is secured to the first disc for rotation within the vacuum chamber. The specimen maintains high thermal conductivity with the second disc receiving the cryogenic transfer line.

Haney, Steven J. (Tracy, CA); Stulen, Richard H. (Livermore, CA); Toly, Norman F. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pitch deviation measurement of an involute spur gear by a rotary profiling system  

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Abstract This paper presents surface-profiling based gear pitch deviation measurement for an involute spur gear. A rotary profiling system, which consists of an air-bearing spindle and a displacement sensor with a diamond stylus, is employed to measure gear pitch deviation. In measurement of gear pitch deviation, an eccentric error between a gear axis and a motion axis of the rotary stage in the profiling system would affect accuracy of gear profile measurement. In this paper, at first, the influence of the eccentric error on measurement of gear pitch deviation is estimated in computer simulation based on a geometric model of the profiling system. After that, a new scanning method named “opposite-direction dual scanning method” is proposed so that a steep profile of gear flank surface with a local slope of up to 90° can be measured by the developed rotary profiling system. For compensating distortions in the measured gear tooth profile, which are induced not only by the eccentric error but also by a probe offset introduced by the proposed scanning method, a self-calibration and compensation method is applied. To verify the feasibility of the proposed method, measurement of gear pitch deviation of a master involute spur gear with a certificate data is carried out. Measurement uncertainty of the proposed method is also analyzed.

Bin Xu; Yuki Shimizu; So Ito; Wei Gao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulator having thermally conductive rotary joint for transferring heat from a test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A manipulator for rotatably moving a test specimen in an ultra-high vacuum chamber includes a translational unit movable in three mutually perpendicular directions. A manipulator frame is rigidly secured to the translational unit for rotatably supporting a rotary shaft. A first copper disc is rigidly secured to an end of the rotary shaft for rotary movement within the vacuum chamber. A second copper disc is supported upon the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. A sapphire plate is interposed between the first and second discs to prevent galling of the copper material while maintaining high thermal conductivity between the first and second discs. A spring is disposed on the shaft to urge the second disc toward the first disc and compressingly engage the interposed sapphire plate. A specimen mount is secured to the first disc for rotation within the vacuum chamber. The specimen maintains high thermal conductivity with the second disc receiving the cryogenic transfer line.

Haney, S.J.; Stulen, R.H.; Toly, N.F.

1983-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Colours, luminosity functions and counts of galaxies  

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......estimate the LF at large redshifts, a way to pro- 1996 RAS, MNRAS 283, 865-872 Colours, LFs and counts ofgalaxies 871 ceed is by carefully evaluating the present-day LF in order to infer from it, and from the observed counts, its evolution as a......

P. Saracco; G. Chincarini; A. Iovino

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Job Counting Guidelines | Department of Energy  

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Mission » Recovery Act » Job Counting Guidelines Mission » Recovery Act » Job Counting Guidelines Job Counting Guidelines The following updated definitions and guidelines are intended to provide EM Recovery Act sites with information to collect and report timely and accurate full-time equivalent and cumulative head-count data for both monthly and quarterly jobs data calls. These revised guidelines supersede the previous monthly jobs data reporting definitions and guidelines dated February 9, 2010. These revised guidelines remain consistent with OMB guidance issued December 18, 2009 and cover subcontractors and vendors as well as prime contractors. Job Counting Guidelines More Documents & Publications EA-1548: Finding of No Significant Impact Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Proceedings of the Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric

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Driven dynamics and rotary echo of a qubit tunably coupled to a harmonic oscillator  

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We have investigated the driven dynamics of a superconducting flux qubit that is tunably coupled to a microwave resonator. We find that the qubit experiences an oscillating field mediated by off-resonant driving of the resonator, leading to strong modifications of the qubit Rabi frequency. This opens an additional noise channel, and we find that low-frequency noise in the coupling parameter causes a reduction of the coherence time during driven evolution. The noise can be mitigated with the rotary-echo pulse sequence, which, for driven systems, is analogous to the Hahn-echo sequence.

Gustavsson, Simon; Yan, Fei; Forn-Díaz, Pol; Bolkhovsky, Vlad; Braje, Danielle; Fitch, George; Harrabi, Khalil; Lennon, Donna; Miloshi, Jovi; Murphy, Peter; Slattery, Rick; Spector, Steven; Turek, Ben; Weir, Terry; Welander, Paul B; Yoshihara, Fumiki; Cory, David G; Nakamura, Yasunobu; Orlando, Terry P; Oliver, William D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model of stepping kinetics for rotary enzymes. Application to the F1-ATPase  

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Our simple kinetic model, based on the classic “binding change mechanism”, describes the stepping kinetics for the rotary enzyme motors. The model shows that the cooperative interactions between active sites in the motor enzyme F1-ATPase induce the stepping product release. This phenomenon results from non-harmonic oscillations in the enzyme forms. The found rate constants, corresponding to the stepping phenomenon, are close to the rate constants known for the F1-ATPase. The duration of dwells during the product release is shown to depend on the ATP concentration in accordance with the known experimental data.

B.N. Goldstein; A.M. Aksirov; D.T. Zakrjevskaya

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Rotary Micro-filter for Radioactive Waste Applications  

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The processing rates of Savannah River Site (SRS) high-level waste decontamination processes are limited by the flow rate of the solid-liquid separation. The baseline process, using a 0.1 micron cross-flow filter, produces {approx}1.36 x 10{sup -5} m/s ({approx}0.02 gpm/ft{sup 2}) of filtrate under expected operating conditions. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) demonstrated significantly higher filter flux for actual waste samples using a small-scale rotary filter. With funding from the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Cleanup Technology, SRNL personnel are evaluating and developing the rotary micro-filter for radioactive service at SRS. The authors improved the design for the disks and filter unit to make them suitable for high-level radioactive service. They procured two units using the new design, tested them with simulated SRS wastes, and evaluated the operation of the units. Work to date provides the following conclusions and program status. - The authors modified the design of the filter disks to remove epoxy and Ryton{sup R}. The new design includes welding both stainless steel and ceramic coated stainless steel filter media to a stainless steel support plate. The welded disks were tested in the full-scale unit. They showed good reliability and met filtrate quality requirements. - The authors modified the design of the unit, making installation and removal easier. The new design uses a modular, one-piece filter stack that is removed simply by disassembly of a flange on the upper (inlet) side of the filter housing. All seals and rotary unions are contained within the removable stack. - While it is extremely difficult to predict the life of the seal, the vendor representative indicates a minimum of one year in present service conditions is reasonable. Changing the seal face material from silicon-carbide to a graphite-impregnated silicon-carbide is expected to double the life of the seal. Replacement of the current seal with an air seal could increase the lifetime to 5 years and is undergoing testing in the current work. - The bottom bushing showed wear due to a misalignment during the manufacture of the filter tank. Replacing the graphite bushing with a more wear resistant material such as a carbide material will increase the lifetime of the bushing. This replacement requires a more wear resistant part or coating to prevent excessive wear of the shaft. The authors are currently conducting testing with the more wear resistant bushing. - The project team plans to use the rotary micro-filter as a filter in advance of an ion exchange process under development for potential deployment in SRS waste tank risers. (authors)

Poirier, M.R.; Herman, D.T.; Fink, S.D. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complexity of Counting CSP with Complex Weights  

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We give a complexity dichotomy theorem for the counting Constraint Satisfaction Problem (#CSP in short) with complex weights. To this end, we give three conditions for its tractability. Let F be any finite set of complex-valued functions, then we prove that #CSP(F) is solvable in polynomial time if all three conditions are satisfied; and is #P-hard otherwise. Our complexity dichotomy generalizes a long series of important results on counting problems: (a) the problem of counting graph homomorphisms is the special case when there is a single symmetric binary function in F; (b) the problem of counting directed graph homomorphisms is the special case when there is a single not-necessarily-symmetric binary function in F; and (c) the standard form of #CSP is when all functions in F take values in {0,1}.

Cai, Jin-Yi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost crowd counting using audio tones  

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With mobile devices becoming ubiquitous, collaborative applications have become increasingly pervasive. In these applications, there is a strong need to obtain a count of the number of mobile devices present in an area, ...

Kannan, Pravein Govindan

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Rack Module Enhancements of Counting Invariants  

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We introduce a modified rack algebra Z[X] for racks X with finite rack rank N. We use representations of Z[X] into rings, known as rack modules, to define enhancements of the rack counting invariant for classical and virtual knots and links. We provide computations and examples to show that the new invariants are strictly stronger than the unenhanced counting invariant and are not determined by the Jones or Alexander polynomials.

Haas, Aaron; Nelson, Sam; Yuen, Jonah; Zhan, Qingcheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A stochastic penetration rate model for rotary drilling in surface mines  

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Abstract Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is used to determine the most effective parameters on the rock mass penetrability by considering their variance ratio in the first principal component. A model is developed for the prediction of rotary drills penetration rate using non-linear multiple regression analysis. Distribution functions for the effective parameters are calculated using measured data from two case studies. Applying the developed penetration rate model, a stochastic analysis is carried out using the Monte Carlo simulation. The proposed method provides a simple and effective assessment of the variability of the penetration rate model and its dependent parameters. Results showed that the PCA and Monte Carlo are suitable techniques for modeling and assessing the variability of rock mass penetrability parameters. According to the developed distribution model, with 90% of confidence level the penetration rate values range 0.2–2.5 m/min, which shows the wide possible range of penetration rates for rotary drilling especially in sedimentary (limestone and sandstone bearing magnetite mineral of Golgohar mine) and Sarcheshmeh igneous porphyry rock masses.

Omid Saeidi; Seyed Rahman Torabi; Mohammad Ataei; Jamal Rostami

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal modeling of core sampling in flammable gas waste tanks. Part 2: Rotary-mode sampling  

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The radioactive waste stored in underground storage tanks at Hanford site includes mixtures of sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite with organic compounds. The waste can produce undesired violent exothermic reactions when heated locally during the rotary-mode sampling. Experiments are performed varying the downward force at a maximum rotational speed of 55 rpm and minimum nitrogen purge flow of 30 scfm. The rotary drill bit teeth-face temperatures are measured. The waste is simulated with a low thermal conductivity hard material, pumice blocks. A torque meter is used to determine the energy provided to the drill string. The exhaust air-chip temperature as well as drill string and drill bit temperatures and other key operating parameters were recorded. A two-dimensional thermal model is developed. The safe operating conditions were determined for normal operating conditions. A downward force of 750 at 55 rpm and 30 scfm nitrogen purge flow was found to yield acceptable substrate temperatures. The model predicted experimental results reasonably well. Therefore, it could be used to simulate abnormal conditions to develop procedures for safe operations.

Unal, C.; Poston, D.; Pasamehmetoglu, K.O. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Nuclear Systems Design and Analysis Group; Witwer, K.S. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States). Engineering Testing Lab.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operability test procedure for rotary mode core sampling system {number_sign}3  

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This document gives instructions for the Operability Testing of the Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) System No. 3. This document is based on the Operability Test Procedure for RMCS system No. 2 because the basic design is the same for all three systems. Modifications have been made from the original design only when exact duplication was not feasible or design improvements could be incorporated without affecting the operation of the system. Operability testing of the Rotary Mode Core Sampling System No. 3, will verify that functional and operational requirements have been met. Testing will be completed in two phases. The first phase of testing (section 7) will involve operating the truck equipment to demonstrate its capabilities. The second phase of testing (section 8) will take repeated samples in a simulated operation environment. These tests will be conducted at the ``Rock Slinger`` test site located just south of U-Plant in the 200 West Area. Tests will be done in a simulated tank farm environment. All testing will be non-radioactive and stand-in materials shall be used to simulate waste tank conditions. Systems will be assembled and arranged in a manner similar to that expected in the field.

Farris, T.R.; Jarecki, T.D.

1995-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Operability test procedure for rotary mode core sampling system {number_sign}4  

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This document gives instructions for the Operability Testing of the Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) System No. 4. This document is based on the Operability Test Procedure for RMCS system No. 2 because the basic design is the same for all three systems. Modifications have been made from the original design only when exact duplication was not feasible or design improvements could be incorporated without affecting the operation of the system. Operability testing of the Rotary Mode Core Sampling System No. 4 will verify that functional and operational requirements have been met. Testing will be completed in two phases. The first phase of testing (section 7) will involve operating the truck equipment to demonstrate its capabilities. The second phase of testing (section 8) will take repeated samples in a simulated operation environment. These tests will be conducted at the ``Rock Slinger`` test site located just south of U-Plant in the 200 West Area. Tests will be done in a simulated tank farm environment. All testing will be non-radioactive and stand-in materials shall be used to simulate waste tank conditions. Systems will be assembled and arranged in a manner similar to that expected in the field.

Farris, T.R.; Jarecki, T.D.

1995-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Baseline Design Compliance Matrix for the Rotary Mode Core Sampling System  

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The purpose of the design compliance matrix (DCM) is to provide a single-source document of all design requirements associated with the fifteen subsystems that make up the rotary mode core sampling (RMCS) system. It is intended to be the baseline requirement document for the RMCS system and to be used in governing all future design and design verification activities associated with it. This document is the DCM for the RMCS system used on Hanford single-shell radioactive waste storage tanks. This includes the Exhauster System, Rotary Mode Core Sample Trucks, Universal Sampling System, Diesel Generator System, Distribution Trailer, X-Ray Cart System, Breathing Air Compressor, Nitrogen Supply Trailer, Casks and Cask Truck, Service Trailer, Core Sampling Riser Equipment, Core Sampling Support Trucks, Foot Clamp, Ramps and Platforms and Purged Camera System. Excluded items are tools such as light plants and light stands. Other items such as the breather inlet filter are covered by a different design baseline. In this case, the inlet breather filter is covered by the Tank Farms Design Compliance Matrix.

LECHELT, J.A.

2000-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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California Natural Gas Count of Underground Storage Capacity...  

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Count of Underground Storage Capacity (Number of Elements) California Natural Gas Count of Underground Storage Capacity (Number of Elements) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3...

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FLOP Counts for Single-Node Tests  

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FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests These data, obtained using the NERSC Hopper system, are provided for reference. Code MPI Tasks Threads Reference TFLOP Count Benchmark Time (seconds) # of iterations miniFE 144 1 5.05435E+12 130.2 (total program time) miniGhost 96 1 6.55500E+12 76.5 AMG 96 1 1.30418E+12 66.95 18 UMT 96 1 1.30211E+13 416.99 49 SNAP 96 1 5.84246E+11 15.37 3059 miniDFT 40 1 2.32379E+13 153.97 GTC 64 1 6.63670E+13 1839.4 MILC 24 1 1.45971E+13 744.3 CORRECTION (02 August 2013): The values given for the reference counts are FLOPs, not TFLOPs. Last edited: 2013-08-02 09:40:18

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Stress intensity factors and fatigue growth of a surface crack in a drill pipe during rotary drilling operation  

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known that drill pipe fatigue in oil-gas drilling operations represents more than 30% of the drill pipeStress intensity factors and fatigue growth of a surface crack in a drill pipe during rotary drilling operation Ngoc Ha Daoa, , Hedi Sellamia aMines ParisTech, 35 rue Saint-Honoré, 77305 Fontainebleau

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Design Review Report for formal review of safety class features of exhauster system for rotary mode core sampling  

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Report documenting Formal Design Review conducted on portable exhausters used to support rotary mode core sampling of Hanford underground radioactive waste tanks with focus on Safety Class design features and control requirements for flammable gas environment operation and air discharge permitting compliance.

JANICEK, G.P.

2000-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A finite volume method and experimental study of a stator of a piezoelectric traveling wave rotary ultrasonic motor  

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circuit for the stator of a piezo- electric traveling wave rotary ultrasonic motor is presented ultrasonic motor V. Bolborici a, , F.P. Dawson b , M.C. Pugh c a University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968, USA b University of Toronto

Pugh, Mary

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Combustion of high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes in a rotary kiln combustor with an advanced internal air distributor  

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Fluid bed combustors have received extensive testing with both high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes. Rotary kilns are effective and popular devices for waste combustion. The Angelo Rotary Furnace{trademark} has been developed to improve the operation of rotary pyrolyzer/combustor systems through enhanced air distribution, which in this process is defined as staged, swirled combustion air injection. Fourteen of these new furnaces have been installed worldwide. Two units in Thailand, designed for rice hull feed with occasional lignite feed, have been recently started up. An older unit in Pennsylvania is being upgraded with a new, more advanced air distribution system for a series of tests this fall in which inexpensive high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes will be fired with limestone. The purposes of these tests are to determine the burning characteristics of these two fuels in this system, to discover the Ca/S ratios necessary for operation of a rotary kiln combusting these fuels, and to observe the gas-borne emissions from the furnace. An extensive preliminary design study will be performed on a commercial installation for combustion of anthracite wastes. 14 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Cobb, J.T. Jr. (Pittsburgh Univ., PA (USA)); Ahn, Y.K. (Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc., Reading, PA (USA)); Angelo, J.F. (Universal Energy International, Inc., Little Rock, AR (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BID NO: SKA SSLE 009/2011 SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF ROTARY UPS, MV INDOOR SWITCHGEAR AND  

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, and dry-type power transformers only ­ no alternative offers in this regard will be accepted. The contract SWITCHGEAR AND POWER TRANSFORMERS AT THE MeerKAT SITE NEAR CARNARVON, NORTHERN CAPE TENDER NOTICE and Installation of Rotary UPS, MV Indoor Switchgear and Power Transformers at the MeerKAT Site near Carnarvon

Jarrett, Thomas H.

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TRAC-PF1/MOD3 calculations of Savannah River Laboratory Rig FA single-annulus heated experiments  

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This paper presents the results of TRAC-PF1/MOD3 benchmarks of the Rig FA experiments performed at the Savannah River Laboratory to simulate prototypic reactor fuel assembly behavior over a range of fluid conditions typical of the emergency cooling system (ECS) phase of a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The primary purpose of this work was to use the SRL Rig FA tests to qualify the TRAC-PF1/MOD3 computer code and models for computing Mark-22 fuel assembly LOCA/ECS power limits. This qualification effort was part of a larger effort undertaken by the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy to independently confirm power limits for the Savannah River Site K Reactor. The results of this benchmark effort as discussed in this paper demonstrate that TRAC/PF1/MOD3 coupled with proper modeling is capable of simulating thermal-hydraulic phenomena typical of that encountered in Mark-22 fuel assembly during LOCA/ECS conditions.

Fischer, S.R.; McDaniel, C.K.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental analysis of control loops with different delay times in the supply air system of a radiator test rig  

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The test rig of low-temperature hot-water radiator is a typical multi-input multi-output (MIMO) thermal system with large time delay. Aiming at the control of the supply air temperature and the temperature of the environmental chamber in the test rig, the paper carries out the fuzzy control experiments and PI control experiments based on adjusting the electric heater in the supply air system, in which there are two control loops with various delay time. The experiments researched two types of fuzzy control methods which are the basic fuzzy control (BFC), and the self-organizing rules fuzzy control (SORFC) with zero initial control rules. For the control loop of supply air temperature with short delay time, PI control performs better with fast convergence speed and small overshoot than the BFC and the SORFC. The convergence speed of the BFC method is lower than other two control methods. For the control loop of chamber temperature with long delay time, the SORFC has a satisfied control performance with less overshoot and stable error than the BFC and PI control.

Yongpan Chen; Jili Zhang; Zhen Lu; Tianyi Zhao; Hui Liu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Optical planar waveguide for cell counting  

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Low cost counting of cells has medical applications in screening military medicine disaster medicine and rural healthcare. In this report we present a shallow buried planar waveguide fabricated by potassium ion exchange in glass that enables low-cost and rapid counting of metal-tagged objects that lie in the evanescent field of the waveguide. Laser light transmitted through the waveguide was attenuated proportionately to the presence of metal-coated microstructures fabricated from photoresist. This technology enables the low-cost enumeration of cells from blood urine or other biofluids.

John LeBlanc; Andrew J. Mueller; Adrian Prinz; Manish J. Butte

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small (5 million Btu/h) and large (300 million Btu/h) thermal test rigs for coal and coal slurry burner development  

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NEI International Combustion Ltd. of Derby, England, now operates two thermal test rigs for the development of burners capable of handling coal-water slurries (CWS). A general description of the large rig and its capacity was given. Also, the necessary conversions of the equipment to handle CWS were described. Information on the properties of the CWS was included. This consisted of chemical analysis of the parent coal and the slurry, sieve analysis of a dry sample, and viscosity versus temperature data of the CWS. The process of design development of the burner was outlined. Ten illustrations were presented, including schematic diagrams of equipment and graphs of data.

Allen, J.W.; Beal, P.R.; Hufton, P.F.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An estimation of the penetration rate of rotary drills using the Specific Rock Mass Drillability index  

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The main purpose of the present study was to provide a practical, convenient drillability prediction model based on rock mass characteristics, geological sampling from blast holes, and drill operational factors. Empirical equations that predict drill penetration rate have been developed using statistical analyses of data from the Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine. Seven parameters of the rock or rock mass, including uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of the rock, Schmidt hammer hardness value, quartz content, fragment size (d80), alteration, and joint dip, are included in the model along with two operational parameters of the rotary drill, bit rotational speed and thrust. These parameters were used to predict values of the newly developed Specific Rock Mass Drillability (SRMD) index. Comparing measured SRMD values to those predicted by the multi-parameter linear, or nonlinear, regression models showed good agreement. The correlation coefficients were 0.82 and 0.81, respectively.

Alireza Cheniany; Khoshrou Seyed Hasan; Kourosh Shahriar; Jafar Khademi Hamidi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and combustion characteristics of a burner with a rotary regenerative heat exchanger  

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The authors have developed a Rotary Regenerative Combustion (RRX) System, which is coupled with a compact high efficiency regenerative air heat exchanger and a combustion burner. This system contributes to saving energy of fuel firing industrial furnaces and decreases NO{sub x} emission. This technology can be considered as a solution of greenhouse problem. This paper, discusses a compact high efficiency regenerative air heat exchanger in comparison with the existing types of regenerative burners and reverse firing with high momentum fuel jet (with motive fluid) in the furnace. This burner is compact in size, with high fuel efficiency, low NOx emission, easy to operate, and reliable, based on the results of field tests and commercial operations. The authors can say that the RRX system is a regenerative burner of the second generation.

Hirose, Yasuo; Kaji, Hitoshi; Arai, Norio

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Method and apparatus for maximizing throughput of indirectly heated rotary kilns  

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An apparatus and method for achieving improved throughput capacity of indirectly heated rotary kilns used to produce pyrolysis products such as shale oils or coal oils that are susceptible to decomposition by high kiln wall temperatures is disclosed. High throughput is achieved by firing the kiln such that optimum wall temperatures are maintained beginning at the point where the materials enter the heating section of the kiln and extending to the point where the materials leave the heated section. Multiple high velocity burners are arranged such that combustion products directly impact on the area of the kiln wall covered internally by the solid material being heated. Firing rates for the burners are controlled to maintain optimum wall temperatures.

Coates, Ralph L; Smoot, L. Douglas; Hatfield, Kent E

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

294

Unsteady-state material balance model for a continuous rotary dissolver  

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The unsteady-state continuous rotary dissolver material balance code (USSCRD) is a useful tool with which to study the performance of the rotary dissolver under a wide variety of operating conditions. The code does stepwise continuous material balance calculations around each dissolver stage and the digester tanks. Output from the code consists of plots and tabular information on the stagewise concentration profiles of UO{sub 2}, PuO{sub 2}, fission products, Pu(NO{sub 3}){sub 4}, UO{sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}, fission product nitrates, HNO{sub 3}, H{sub 2}O, stainless steel, total particulate, and total fuel in pins. Other information about material transfers, stagewise liquid volume, material inventory, and dissolution performance is also provided. This report describes the development of the code, its limitations, key operating parameters, usage procedures, and the results of the analysis of several sets of operating conditions. Of primary importance in this work was the estimation of the steady-state heavy metal inventory in a 0.5-t/d dissolver drum. Values ranging from {similar_to}12 to >150 kg of U + Pu were obtained for a variety of operating conditions. Realistically, inventories are expected to be near the lower end of this range. Study of the variation of operating parameters showed significant effects on dissolver product composition from intermittent solids feed. Other observations indicated that the cycle times for the digesters and shear feed should be closely coupled in order to avoid potential problems with off-specification product. 19 references, 14 tables.

Lewis, B.E.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing to expand the rotary mode core sampling system operating envelope  

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Rotary sampling using the Rotary Mode Core Sampling System (RMCSS) is constrained by what is referred to as the ``Operating Envelope``. The Operating Envelop defines the maximum downward force, maximum rotational speed and minimum purge gas flow allowed during operation of the RMCSS. The original values of 1170 lb. down force, 55 RPM rotational speed, and 30 SCFM nitrogen purge gas were determined during original envelope testing. This envelope was determined by observing the temperature rise on the bitface while drilling into waste simulants. The maximum temperature in single-shell tanks (SSTS) is considered to be approximately 9O C and the critical drill bit temperature, which is the temperature at which an exothermic reaction could be initiated in the tank waste, was previously determined to be 150 C. Thus, the drill bit temperature increase was limited to 60 C. Thermal properties of these simulants approximated typical properties of waste tank saltcake. Later, more detailed envelope testing which used a pumice block simulant, showed a notably higher temperature rise while drilling. This pumice material, which simulated a ``worst case`` foreign object embedded in the waste, has lower thermal conductivity and lower thermal diffusivity than earlier simulants. These properties caused a slower heat transfer in the pumice than in the previous simulants and consequently a higher temperature rise. The maximum downward force was subsequently reduced to 750 lb (at a maximum 55 RPM and minimum 30 SCFM purge gas flow) which was the maximum value at which the drill bit could be operated and still remain below the 60 C temperature rise.

Witwer, K.S.

1998-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of  

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Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of particles energy loss generation of electron-ion+ pairs #12;Gas Filled Detectors Primary and Total Ionization fast charged particles ionize the atoms of a gas fraction of resulting primary electrons have enough kinetic energy to ionize other atoms #12;Gas Filled

Peletier, Reynier

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. 2005-7077 A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air  

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-7077 1 A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Scott D. Hanford* , Lyle N. Long such as the Fire Scout and Hummingbird currently have the capability to fly autonomously, land in a specific

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Type A Accident Investigation of the June 21, 2001, Drilling Rig Operator Injury at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, August 2001  

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On June 21, 2001, at approximately 9:40 A.M., a construction sub-tier contractor employee (the “Operator”) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) received serious head injuries requiring hospitalization when he was struck by part of the drilling rig (a “tong”) that he was operating.

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A Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Rig for Designing Near-Earth Aerial Robotics Vefa Narli and Paul Y. Oh  

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and build- ings. The lack of flight data and performance metrics poses a gap that prevents the analytical is a full-scale diorama of a near-Earth environment like forests. The rig is used to capture metrics adverse weather conditions and obscurants, like fog, rain or dust. A key gap in the knowledge domain

Oh, Paul

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COUNTING WITH IRRATIONAL TILES SCOTT GARRABRANT  

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and rational side lengths. Note that the dark shaded tiles here are bookends, i.e. every tiling of [1 Ã? n] must f(n) is in F1, i.e. equal to fT (n) for all n 1 and some rational set of tiles T as aboveCOUNTING WITH IRRATIONAL TILES SCOTT GARRABRANT AND IGOR PAK Abstract. We introduce and study

Pak, Igor

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High-rate counting efficiency of VLPC  

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A simple model is applied to describe dependencies of Visible Light Photon Counter (VLPC) characteristics on temperature and operating voltage. Observed counting efficiency losses at high illumination, improved by operating at higher temperature, are seen to be a consequence of de-biasing within the VLPC structure. A design improvement to minimize internal de-biasing for future VLPC generations is considered. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

Hogue, H.H. [Research and Technology Center, Boeing Electronic Systems and Missile Defense, 3370 Miraloma Ave M/S HB17, Anaheim, California 92803 (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Galactic structure studies with BATC star counts  

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We report the first results of star counts carried out with the National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) 60/90 cm Schmidt Telescope in 15 intermediate-band filters from 3000 to 10000 {\\AA} in the BATC survey. We analyze a sample of over 1400 main sequence stars ($14\\le$V$\\le21$), which lie in the field with central coordinates R.A.=$09^h53^m13^s.30$ and DEC=47$^\\circ49^{\\prime}00^{\\prime\\prime}.0$ (J2000). The field of view is 0.95 deg$^{2}$, and the spatial scale was $1\\arcsec.67$. In our model, the distribution of stars perpendicular to the plane of the Galaxy is given by two exponential disks (thin disk plus thick disk) and a de Vaucouleurs halo. Based on star counts, we derive the scale heights of the thin disk to be $320^{+14}_{-15}$ pc and of the thick disk to be $640^{+30}_{-32}$ pc, respectively, with a local density of $7.0\\pm1%$ of the thin disk. We find that the observed counts support an axial ratio of $c/a\\le0.6$ for a de Vaucouleurs $r^{1/4}$ law, implying a more flattened halo. We also derive...

Du, C; Ma, J; Chen, A B C; Yang, Y; Li, J; Wu, H; Jiang, Z; Chen, J; Du, Cuihua; Zhou, Xu; Ma, Jun; Chen, Alfred B-C; Yang, Yanbin; Li, Jiuli; Wu, Hong; Jiang, Zhaoji; Chen, Jiansheng

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Counting Statistics of Stationary Particle Beams  

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We present a general scheme for treating particle beams as many particle systems. This includes the full counting statistics and the requirements of Bose/Fermi symmetry. In the stationary limit, i.e., for longer and longer beams, the total particle number diverges, and a description in Fock space is no longer possible. We therefore extend the formalism to include stationary beams. These beams exhibit a well-defined "local" counting statistics, by which we mean the full counting statistics of all clicks falling into any given finite interval. We treat in detail a model of a source, creating particles in a fixed state, which then evolve under the free time evolution, and we determine the resulting stationary beam in the far field. In comparison to the one-particle picture we obtain a correction due to Bose/Fermi statistics, which depends on the emission rate. We also consider plane waves as stationary many particle states, and determine the distribution of intervals between successive clicks in such a beam.

J. Kiukas; A. Ruschhaupt; R. F. Werner

2011-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High vacuum indirectly-heated rotary kiln for the removal and recovery of mercury from air pollution control scrubber waste  

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SepraDyne corporation (Denton, TX, US) has conducted pilot-scale treatability studies of dewatered acid plant blowdown sludge generated by a copper smelter using its recently patented high temperature and high vacuum indirectly-heated rotary retort technology. This unique rotary kiln is capable of operating at internal temperatures up to 850 C with an internal pressure of 50 torr and eliminates the use of sweep gas to transport volatile substances out of the retort. By removing non-condensables such as oxygen and nitrogen at relatively low temperatures and coupling the process with a temperature ramp-up program and low temperature condensation, virtually all of the retort off-gases produced during processing can be condensed for recovery. The combination of rotation, heat and vacuum produce the ideal environment for the rapid volatilization of virtually all organic compounds, water and low-to-moderate boiling point metals such as arsenic, cadmium and mercury.

Hawk, G.G.; Aulbaugh, R.A. [Scientific Consulting Labs., Inc., Farmers Branch, TX (United States)] [Scientific Consulting Labs., Inc., Farmers Branch, TX (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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System design specification for rotary mode core sample trucks No. 2, 3, and 4 programmable logic controller  

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The system this document describes controls several functions of the Core Sample Truck(s) used to obtain nuclear waste samples from various underground storage tanks at Hanford. The system will monitor the sampling process and provide alarms and other feedback to insure the sampling process is performed within the prescribed operating envelope. The intended audience for this document is anyone associated with rotary or push mode core sampling. This document describes the Alarm and Control logic installed on Rotary Mode Core Sample Trucks (RMCST) {number_sign}2, 3, and 4. It is intended to define the particular requirements of the RMCST alarm and control operation (not defined elsewhere) sufficiently for detailed design to implement on a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

Dowell, J.L.; Akers, J.C.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Membranes to Treatment of Water Based Exploration and Production Wastes  

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Page 1. 1 Schematic of a rotary drilling rig??????????????????????????????. 4 1. 2 Subsurface reach and rig sizes in the last thirty years?????????????????? 5 1. 3 Waste disposal statistics??????????????????????????????????.. 12 1... equipment and rotary system equipment. A drilling rig is a machine used to drill the wellbore [2], it usually entails every equipment in the drilling process apart from the living quarters. Onshore drilling rig types includes the conventional rig...

Olatubi, Oluwaseun Alfred

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Hopping Excited-State Dynamics Study of the Photoisomerization of a Light-Driven Fluorene Molecular Rotary Motor  

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Surface Hopping Excited-State Dynamics Study of the Photoisomerization of a Light-Driven Fluorene Molecular Rotary Motor ... The potential energy surfaces of the ground electronic state (S0) and the first singlet excited state (S1) are explored by semiempirical quantum-chemical calculations using the orthogonalization-corrected OM2 Hamiltonian in combination with a multireference configuration interaction (MRCI) treatment. ... Photoswitching of simple photochromic molecules attracts substantial attention because of its possible role in future photon-driven molecular electronics. ...

Andranik Kazaryan; Zhenggang Lan; Lars V. Schäfer; Walter Thiel; Michael Filatov

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Testing to Expand the Rotary Mode Core Sampling Operating Envelope  

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The Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Characterization Equipment Group requested that the Numatec Hanford Corporation--Engineering Testing Laboratory (ETL) perform Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) Operating Envelope (OE) testing. This testing was based upon Witwer 1998a and was performed at different time periods between May and September 1998. The purpose of this testing was to raise the maximum down force limit for rotary mode core sampling as outlined in the current OE. If testing could show that a higher down force could be used while drilling into a concrete/pumice block simulant while still remaining below the 60 C limitation, then the current OE could be revised to include the new, higher, down force limit. Although the Test Plan discussed varying the purge flow rate and rotation rate to find ''optimal'' drilling conditions, the number of drill bits that could be destructively tested was limited. Testing was subsequently limited in scope such that only the down force would be varied while the purge flow rate and rotation rate were kept constant at 30 scfm and 55 rpm respectively. A second objective, which was not part of the original test plan, was added prior to testing. The Bit Improvement testing, mentioned previously, revealed that the drill bits tested in the OE testing were made of a slightly different metal matrix than the ones currently used. The older bits, a Longyear part number 100IVD/5 (/5 bit), had tungsten carbide mixed into the metal matrix that forms the cutting teeth. The currently used bits, Longyear part number 100IVD/8 (/8 bit), instead have tungsten metal in the matrix and no tungsten carbide. Rockwell C hardness testing showed that the /5 bit was significantly harder than the /8 bit, with values of /8 vs. 8, respectively. The change from the /5 bit to the /8 bit was made immediately after the previous OE testing in 1996 because of sparking concerns with the tungsten carbide in the /5 bit. This difference in hardness between the two bit materials was discovered in the Bit Improvement Testing and was expected to affect this OE testing. The second objective, therefore, was to quantify what affect this change in material had and define the OE, based on the current /8 bit design rather than the old /5 bit design.

BOGER, R.M.

1999-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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It's the little things that count | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NPO News Releases It's the little things that count It's the little things that count OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- In just five months, the Jack Case Center at the National Nuclear...

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Measurement of zero-count probability in photoelectron statistics  

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The probability of zero-count P0(T) (as a function of the counting interval T) is one of the most interesting functions characterizing a light field. Experimentally,...

Basano, L; Ottonello, P

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State  

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

Locate Stations Locate Stations Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on AddThis.com... Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State

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Method and system including a double rotary kiln pyrolysis or gasification of waste material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of destructively distilling an organic material in particulate form wherein the particulates are introduced through an inlet into one end of an inner rotating kiln ganged to and coaxial with an outer rotating kiln. The inner and outer kilns define a cylindrical annular space with the inlet being positioned in registry with the axis of rotation of the ganged kilns. During operation, the temperature of the wall of the inner rotary kiln at the inlet is not less than about 500.degree. C. to heat the particulate material to a temperature in the range of from about 200.degree. C. to about 900.degree. C. in a pyrolyzing atmosphere to reduce the particulate material as it moves from the one end toward the other end. The reduced particulates including char are transferred to the annular space between the inner and the outer rotating kilns near the other end of the inner rotating kiln and moved longitudinally in the annular space from near the other end toward the one end in the presence of oxygen to combust the char at an elevated temperature to produce a waste material including ash. Also, heat is provided which is transferred to the inner kiln. The waste material including ash leaves the outer rotating kiln near the one end and the pyrolysis vapor leaves through the particulate material inlet.

McIntosh, Michael J. (Bolingbrook, IL); Arzoumanidis, Gregory G. (Naperville, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A method and system including a double rotary kiln pyrolysis or gasification of waste material  

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A method is described for destructively distilling an organic material in particulate form wherein the particulates are introduced through an inlet into one end of an inner rotating kiln ganged to and coaxial with an outer rotating kiln. The inner and outer kilns define a cylindrical annular space with the inlet being positioned in registry with the axis of rotation of the ganged kilns. During operation, the temperature of the wall of the inner rotary kiln at the inlet is not less than about 500 C to heat the particulate material to a temperature in the range of from about 200 C to about 900 C in a pyrolyzing atmosphere to reduce the particulate material as it moves from the one end toward the other end. The reduced particulates including char are transferred to the annular space between the inner and the outer rotating kilns near the other end of the inner rotating kiln and moved longitudinally in the annular space from near the other end toward the one end in the presence of oxygen to combust the char at an elevated temperature to produce a waste material including ash. Also, heat is provided which is transferred to the inner kiln. The waste material including ash leaves the outer rotating kiln near the one end and the pyrolysis vapor leaves through the particulate material inlet.

McIntosh, M.J.; Arzoumanidis, G.G.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system including a double rotary kiln pyrolysis or gasification of waste material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is described for destructively distilling an organic material in particulate form wherein the particulates are introduced through an inlet into one end of an inner rotating kiln ganged to and coaxial with an outer rotating kiln. The inner and outer kilns define a cylindrical annular space with the inlet being positioned in registry with the axis of rotation of the ganged kilns. During operation, the temperature of the wall of the inner rotary kiln at the inlet is not less than about 500 C to heat the particulate material to a temperature in the range of from about 200 C to about 900 C in a pyrolyzing atmosphere to reduce the particulate material as it moves from the one end toward the other end. The reduced particulates including char are transferred to the annular space between the inner and the outer rotating kilns near the other end of the inner rotating kiln and moved longitudinally in the annular space from near the other end toward the one end in the presence of oxygen to combust the char at an elevated temperature to produce a waste material including ash. Also, heat is provided which is transferred to the inner kiln. The waste material including ash leaves the outer rotating kiln near the one end and the pyrolysis vapor leaves through the particulate material inlet. 5 figs.

McIntosh, M.J.; Arzoumanidis, G.G.

1997-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Prognostics and health management design for rotary machinery systems—Reviews, methodology and applications  

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Abstract Much research has been conducted in prognostics and health management (PHM), an emerging field in mechanical engineering that is gaining interest from both academia and industry. Most of these efforts have been in the area of machinery PHM, resulting in the development of many algorithms for this particular application. The majority of these algorithms concentrate on applications involving common rotary machinery components, such as bearings and gears. Knowledge of this prior work is a necessity for any future research efforts to be conducted; however, there has not been a comprehensive overview that details previous and on-going efforts in PHM. In addition, a systematic method for developing and deploying a PHM system has yet to be established. Such a method would enable rapid customization and integration of PHM systems for diverse applications. To address these gaps, this paper provides a comprehensive review of the PHM field, followed by an introduction of a systematic PHM design methodology, 5S methodology, for converting data to prognostics information. This methodology includes procedures for identifying critical components, as well as tools for selecting the most appropriate algorithms for specific applications. Visualization tools are presented for displaying prognostics information in an appropriate fashion for quick and accurate decision making. Industrial case studies are included in this paper to show how this methodology can help in the design of an effective PHM system.

Jay Lee; Fangji Wu; Wenyu Zhao; Masoud Ghaffari; Linxia Liao; David Siegel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and methods for cooling and sealing rotary helical screw compressors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a compression system which incorporates a rotary helical screw compressor, and for any type of gas or refrigerant, the working liquid oil is atomized through nozzles suspended in, and parallel to, the suction gas flow, or alternatively the nozzles are mounted on the suction piping. In either case, the aim is to create positively a homogeneous mixture of oil droplets to maximize the effectiveness of the working liquid oil in improving the isothermal and volumetric efficiencies. The oil stream to be atomized may first be degassed at compressor discharge pressure by heating within a pressure vessel and recovering the energy added by using the outgoing oil stream to heat the incoming oil stream. The stripped gas is typically returned to the compressor discharge flow. In the preferred case, the compressor rotors both contain a hollow cavity through which working liquid oil is injected into channels along the edges of the rotors, thereby forming a continuous and positive seal between the rotor edges and the compressor casing. In the alternative method, working liquid oil is injected either in the same direction as the rotor rotation or counter to rotor rotation through channels in the compressor casing which are tangential to the rotor edges and parallel to the rotor center lines or alternatively the channel paths coincide with the helical path of the rotor edges. 14 figs.

Fresco, A.N.

1997-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and methods for cooling and sealing rotary helical screw compressors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a compression system which incorporates a rotary helical screw compressor, and for any type of gas or refrigerant, the working liquid oil is atomized through nozzles suspended in, and parallel to, the suction gas flow, or alternatively the nozzles are mounted on the suction piping. In either case, the aim is to create positively a homogeneous mixture of oil droplets to maximize the effectiveness of the working liquid oil in improving the isothermal and volumetric efficiencies. The oil stream to be atomized may first be degassed at compressor discharge pressure by heating within a pressure vessel and recovering the energy added by using the outgoing oil stream to heat the incoming oil stream. The stripped gas is typically returned to the compressor discharge flow. In the preferred case, the compressor rotors both contain a hollow cavity through which working liquid oil is injected into channels along the edges of the rotors, thereby forming a continuous and positive seal between the rotor edges and the compressor casing. In the alternative method, working liquid oil is injected either in the same direction as the rotor rotation or counter to rotor rotation through channels in the compressor casing which are tangential to the rotor edges and parallel to the rotor centerlines or alternatively the channel paths coincide with the helical path of the rotor edges.

Fresco, Anthony N. (P.O. Box 734, Upton, NY 11973)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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155The Great Gulf Oil Catastrophe of 2010 NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill in the Gulf  

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rig's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured the above natural-color image of Mexico. NOAA's estimated release rate of oil spilling into the Gulf is 200,000 gallons per day since/meter 2 ? B) kg/meter 2 ? Problem 4 ­ The density of crude oil is about D=850 kg/m 3 . From your estimate

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Design and fabrication of a bending rotation fatigue test rig for in situ electrochemical analysis during fatigue testing of NiTi shape memory alloy wires  

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The current investigation proposes a novel method for simultaneous assessment of the electrochemical and structural fatigue properties of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi SMA) wires. The design and layout of an in situ electrochemical cell in a custom-made bending rotation fatigue (BRF) test rig is presented. This newly designed test rig allows performing a wide spectrum of experiments for studying the influence of fatigue on corrosion and vice versa. This can be achieved by performing ex situ and/or in situ measurements. The versatility of the combined electrochemical/mechanical test rig is demonstrated by studying the electrochemical behavior of NiTi SMA wires in 0.9% NaCl electrolyte under load. The ex situ measurements allow addressing various issues for example the influence of pre-fatigue on the localized corrosion resistance or the influence of hydrogen on fatigue life. Ex situ experiments showed that a pre-fatigued wire is more susceptible to localized corrosion. The synergetic effect can be concluded from the polarization studies and specifically from an in situ study of the open circuit potential (OCP) transients which sensitively react to the elementary repassivation events related to the local failure of the oxide layer. It can also be used as an indicator for identifying the onset of the fatigue failure.

Jenni Kristin Zglinski; Matthias Frotscher

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of a bending rotation fatigue test rig for in situ electrochemical analysis during fatigue testing of NiTi shape memory alloy wires  

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The current investigation proposes a novel method for simultaneous assessment of the electrochemical and structural fatigue properties of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi SMA) wires. The design and layout of an in situ electrochemical cell in a custom-made bending rotation fatigue (BRF) test rig is presented. This newly designed test rig allows performing a wide spectrum of experiments for studying the influence of fatigue on corrosion and vice versa. This can be achieved by performing ex situ and/or in situ measurements. The versatility of the combined electrochemical/mechanical test rig is demonstrated by studying the electrochemical behavior of NiTi SMA wires in 0.9% NaCl electrolyte under load. The ex situ measurements allow addressing various issues, for example, the influence of pre-fatigue on the localized corrosion resistance, or the influence of hydrogen on fatigue life. Ex situ experiments showed that a pre-fatigued wire is more susceptible to localized corrosion. The synergetic effect can be concluded from the polarization studies and specifically from an in situ study of the open circuit potential (OCP) transients, which sensitively react to the elementary repassivation events related to the local failure of the oxide layer. It can also be used as an indicator for identifying the onset of the fatigue failure.

Neelakantan, Lakshman [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600 036 Chennai (India); Zglinski, Jenni Kristin; Eggeler, Gunther [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); Frotscher, Matthias [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); CORTRONIK GmbH, 18119 Rostock-Warnemuende (Germany)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization  

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We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the gamma matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typica...

Anselmi, Damiano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Number Counts and Dynamical Vacuum Cosmologies  

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We study non-linear structure formation in an interacting model of the dark sector of the Universe in which the dark energy density decays linearly with the Hubble parameter, $\\rho_{\\Lambda} \\propto H$, leading to a constant-rate creation of cold dark matter. We derive all relevant expressions to calculate the mass function and the cluster number density using the Sheth-Torman formalism and show that the effect of the interaction process is to increase the number of bound structures of large masses ($M \\gtrsim 10^{14} M_{\\odot}h^{-1}$) when compared to the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model. Since these models are not reducible to each other, this number counts signature can in principle be tested in future surveys.

N. Chandrachani Devi; H. A. Borges; S. Carneiro; J. S. Alcaniz

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Number Counts and Dynamical Vacuum Cosmologies  

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We study non-linear structure formation in an interacting model of the dark sector of the Universe in which the dark energy density decays linearly with the Hubble parameter, $\\rho_{\\Lambda} \\propto H$, leading to a constant-rate creation of cold dark matter. We derive all relevant expressions to calculate the mass function and the cluster number density using the Sheth-Torman formalism and show that the effect of the interaction process is to increase the number of bound structures of large masses ($M \\gtrsim 10^{14} M_{\\odot}h^{-1}$) when compared to the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model. Since these models are not reducible to each other, this number counts signature can in principle be tested in future surveys.

Devi, N Chandrachani; Carneiro, S; Alcaniz, J S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation and specification tests of count data recreation demand functions  

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in the truncated and untruncated Poisson models, suggesting that the negative binomial family of distributions are more appropriate models. The results also demonstrate that using the seemingly unrelated Poisson regression estimator with event count data instead...- parameter distribution with mean and variance of Yi equal to Xt. This distribution can be extended to a count regression model by letting the expected count, E(Y; ) =? X&, to vary according to (II. 2) 4 = exp(q'P), where x; and P are, respectively...

Gomez, Irma Adriana

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute nuclear material assay using count distribution (LAMBDA) space  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time.

Prasad, Manoj K. (Pleasanton, CA); Snyderman, Neal J. (Berkeley, CA); Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Method for Fish Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks  

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Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks W.A. Kuperman and Philippedistributed among its 97 tanks to maximize feed-conversionrequires inventory- ing tanks regularly. Currently, this is

Kuperman, William A.; Roux, Philippe

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Method for Fish Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks  

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measurements in an echoic tank. ICES Journal of Marineto fish counting in a tank. Journal of the Acousticaland materials of the cylindrical tanks for the experiments.

Roux, Philippe; Conti, Stéphane; Demer, David; Maurer, Benjamin D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PRE-TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS TO MEET TRL 6 ROTARY MICROFILTRATION  

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In spring 2011, the Technology Maturation Plan (TMP) for the Supplemental Treatment Project (RPP-PLAN-49827, Rev. 0), Technology Maturation Plan for the Treatment Project (T4S01) was developed. This plan contains all identified actions required to reach technical maturity for a field-deployable waste feed pretreatment system. The supplemental pretreatment system has a filtration and a Cs-removal component. Subsequent to issuance of the TMP, rotary microfiltration (RMF) has been identified as the prime filtration technology for this application. The prime Cs-removal technology is small column ion exchange (ScIX) using spherical resorcinol formaldehyde (sRF) as the exchange resin. During fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) some of the tasks identified in the TMP have been completed. As of September 2011, the conceptual design package has been submitted to DOE as part of the critical decision (CD-1) process. This document describes the remaining tasks identified in the TMP to reach technical maturity and evaluates the validity of the proposed tests to fill the gaps as previously identified in the TMP. The potential vulnerabilities are presented and the completed list of criteria for the DOE guide DOE G 413.3-4 different technology readiness levels are added in an attachment. This evaluation has been conducted from a technology development perspective - all programmatic and manufacturing aspects were excluded from this exercise. Compliance with the DOE G 413.3-4 programmatic and manufacturing requirements will be addressed directly by the Treatment Project during the course of engineering design. The results of this evaluation show that completion of the proposed development tasks in the TMP are sufficient to reach TRL 6 from a technological point of view. The tasks involve actual waste tests using the current baseline configuration (2nd generation disks, 40 psi differential pressure, 30 C feed temperature) and three different simulants - the PEP, an AP-Farm and an S-saltcake. Based on FY2011 dollars used in the TMP, these tests will have ROM costs of $950K and require up to 10 months to complete. Completion of the simulant testing will satisfy the TRL 5 and TRL 6 criteria that are related to system testing with materials that represent the full range of properties in a relevant environment.

HUBER HJ

2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Word Pro - S5  

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

77 77 Table 5.1 Crude Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Activity Measurements (Number of Rigs) Rotary Rigs in Operation a Active Well Service Rig Count c By Site By Type Total b Onshore Offshore Crude Oil Natural Gas 1950 Average ........................ NA NA NA NA 2,154 NA 1955 Average ........................ NA NA NA NA 2,686 NA 1960 Average ........................ NA NA NA NA 1,748 NA 1965 Average ........................ NA NA NA NA 1,388 NA 1970 Average ........................ NA NA NA NA 1,028 NA 1975 Average ........................ 1,554 106 NA NA 1,660 2,486 1980 Average ........................ 2,678 231 NA NA 2,909 4,089 1985 Average ........................ 1,774 206 NA NA

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Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the $\\gamma $ matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of the Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typical examples are the renormalizability of chiral gauge theories and the Adler-Bardeen theorem. The difficulty of explicit computations, on the other hand, may increase.

Damiano Anselmi

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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DOI-BLM-NV-WO10-2014-0002-CX | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

rotary drill rig. A track-mounted off-road crawler equipped with water and fuel tanks would also track out to each drill site to supply the drill rig. Water needed for...

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

of about 40 percent from the beginning of the year, when a level of 1,267 natural gas rotary rigs were reported on January 2. The decline in natural gas rigs has occurred in...

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

of the United States total rigs running as of the week ended October 22. Natural gas rotary rigs reached an all-time high of 1,082 during the week ended September 3, 2004,...

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict- ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people-counting sensors-sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc- cupancy model follows in Section 4

Smyth, Padhraic

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict­ ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people­counting sensors­sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc­ cupancy model follows in Section 4

Ihler, Alexander

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DSK: k-mer counting with very low memory usage  

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......k-mer counting with very low memory usage Guillaume Rizk 1 Dominique Lavenier 2 Rayan...function of the desired memory and disk usage. In Section 3, DSK is used to count all...sequences, k-mer length k, target memory usage M (bits), target disk space D (bits......

Guillaume Rizk; Dominique Lavenier; Rayan Chikhi

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms  

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Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Los Alamos researchers demonstrated improved technical methods capable of directly counting small RNA molecules in pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. June 17, 2013 Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. The new technique reduced the number of false positives, which improved the accuracy of the count statistics, and it significantly reduced the image processing time. Small molecules of RNA (tens to hundreds of nucleotides in length) play a key regulatory role in bacteria. Due to their small size, directly

338

24th Benelux Meeting Systems and Control  

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applied on a half-car test rig.30­14.55 Contribution to the control of a rotary cement kiln - A simu- lation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Serdijn, Wouter A.

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Mapping DNAPL transport contamination in sedimentary and fractured rock aquifers with high resolution borehole seismic imaging Project No. SF11SS13 FY01 Annual Report  

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rig-installed boreholes have been successful at other sedimentary sites, additional boreholes at the Northeast site should be installed with rotary

Geller, J.T.; Majer, E.L.; Peterson, J.E.; Williams, K.H.; Flexser, S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

EVALUATION OF AP-FARM SIMULANT COMPOSITION FOR ROTARY MICROFILTER TESTING  

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This document identifies the feed composition of a Hanford AP tank farm simulant for rotary microfiltration testing. The composition is based on an Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS) model run in combination with Tank Waste Information Network (TWINS) data and mineralogical studies of actual waste solids. The feed simulant is intended to be used in test runs at SRNL. The simulant will be prepared in two parts: (1) A supernate, composed of water-soluble salts and (2) The undissolved (actually, undissolvable) solids. Test slurries with distinct solids concentrations (e.g., 0.5, 5 and 10 wt%) are then prepared as needed. The base for the composition of supernate and solids is the modeled feed sequence for a deployment scenario of the Supplemental Pretreatment units within AP-farm. These units comprise a filtration part, the RMF, and a Cesium-removal part, a Small Column Ion Exchange. The primary use of this simulant is for filtration testing - however, in case that it is also used for ion-exchange tests, the amount of Cs-137 that would need to be added is available in Table 1 and Attachment 3. A modified model run (MMR-049) of the Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS) system plan 6 case 3 was performed to identify the feed sequence. Case 3 assumed supplemental treatment besides the low activity waste (LAW) melter with supplemental pretreatment supporting the pretreatment facility. The MMR did not cap the duration of supplemental pretreatment to 15 months, but rather used it throughout the entire treatment mission as an add-on option to the pretreatment facility at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). Tank 241-AP-105 (AP-105) was chosen as the feed tank to the filtration unit. Other parameters included a fixed minimum of 0.5 wt% solids in the feed and a maximum Na-concentration of 5M in the supernate. The solids rejection from the filtration unit was set to 99.99% and the maximum allowed amount of solids within tank AP-105 was set to 10 wt%. A comprehensive description of the run and the full suite of results were issued as SVF-2364-00. The list of individual feed events including the amounts of liquid and solids transferred for the first five years is added as Attachment 2; the chemical composition of the supernate feed comprises Attachment 3. For the simulant composition, only the first five years of proposed feed delivery were taken into account. The main outcome of MMR-049 was that for the first five years, the feed would come mostly from AP-farms. Multiple delivery campaigns to AP-105 are included in this average feed, while minimizing the amount of contributing tanks to the solids in the feed mix.

HUBER HJ

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Hoisting and Rigging  

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8 8 HOISTS 8-i This chapter provides safety standards for inspecting, testing, and operating hoists not permanently mounted on overhead cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), B30.16["Overhead Hoists (Underhung)"], and B30.21 ("Manually Lever Operated Hoists") (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 8.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................8-1 8.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................8-4 8.1.2 Marking........................................................................................................................8-4

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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7 7 OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES 7-i This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of overhead and gantry cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.2 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top- Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top-Running Trolley Hoist)"], B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), and B30.17 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top-Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist")] (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 7.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................7-1 7.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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CHAPTER 9 MOBILE CRANES 9-i This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of mobile cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.5 ("Mobile and Locomotive Cranes") (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 9.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................9-1 9.1.2 Load Limits..................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.3 Load Rating Chart........................................................................................................9-1

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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4 4 LIFTING PERSONNEL 4-i Chapter 4 Lifting Personnel This chapter specifies the design and inspection requirements for personnel lift platforms as well as the operational requirements for such platforms and appurtenant hoisting equipment. It implements the requirements of ASME B30.23, Personnel Lifting Systems (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 4.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................4-1 4.1.1 Personnel Lifting Evaluation .......................................................................................4-1 4.1.2 Designated Leader .......................................................................................................4-1

345

Hoisting and Rigging  

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Change Notice No. 1 DOE-STD-1090-2007 Change Notice No. 1 DOE-STD-1090-2007 December 2007 Chapter 4 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 4-3,4 and Exhibits 1 & 2 Chapter 7 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 7-1,2,3,4,5 and Table 7-1 Chapter 8 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 8-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and Table 8-1 Chapter 9 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 9-1,2,3,4,5,6 and Table 9-2 Chapter 11 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 11-10,15 and Tables 11-10,11,14,15,16 Chapter 12 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on

346

rig upgrades2.qxp  

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T R A P E D O F E N E R G Y E T A T S D E T I N U S O F A M E R I C A E A s the oil and gas industry continues to drill in more remote areas, at deeper depths, and in more...

347

When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

349

The Argonne low level14C counting system  

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A low level14CO2 counting system is described. This system was used to process several thousand CO2 samples derived from atmospheric collections at various altitudes. Special features include counter construction...

J. Gray; S. J. Rymas; L. D. Studebaker…

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Algorithmic issues in queueing systems and combinatorial counting problems  

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(cont.) However, these randomized algorithms can never provide proven upper or lower bounds on the number of objects they are counting, but can only give probabilistic estimates. We propose a set of deterministic algorithms ...

Katz-Rogozhnikov, Dmitriy A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Correlated neutron counting for the 21st century  

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Correlated neutron counting techniques, such as neutron coincidence and multiplicity counting, are widely employed at nuclear fuel cycle facilities for the accountancy of nuclear material such as plutonium. These techniques need to be improved and enhanced to meet the challenges of complex measurement items and future nuclear safeguards applications, for example; the non-destructive assay of spent nuclear fuel, high counting rate applications, small sample measurements, and Helium-3 replacement. At the same time simulation tools, used for the design of detection systems based on these techniques, are being developed in anticipation of future needs. This seminar will present the theory and current state of the practice of temporally correlated neutron counting. A range of future safeguards applications will then be presented in the context of research projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

TESTING AND EVALUATION OF THE MODIFIED DESIGN OF THE 25-DISK ROTARY MICROFILTER  

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This report details redesign of a commercially available rotary microfilter to meet the operational and maintenance requirements for radioactive service. Personnel developed the design and coordinated procurement of two filters followed by testing of one unit. System testing examined the ability to rinse soluble material from the system, filtration performance using several insoluble solids loadings, effectiveness in washing sludge, amount of wear to parts and maintenance of the system including the insertion and removal of the filter stack, and the ability to flush solids from the system. The test program examined flushing the filter for soluble material by filling the system with a Rhodamine WT dye solution. Results showed that draining the system and rinsing with 50 gallons of water resulted in grater than 100X reduction of the dye concentration. Personnel determined filter performance using various amounts of insoluble sludge solids ranging from 0.06 to 15 weight percent (wt%) insoluble solids in a 3 molar (M) sodium simulated supernate. Through approximately 120 hours of start-and-stop (i.e., day shift) operation and various insoluble solids loadings, the filter produced filtration rates between 3 and 7 gallons per minute (gpm) (0.12-0.29 gpm/ft{sup 2}) for a 25-disk filter. Personnel washed approximately 80 gallons of simulated sludge using 207 gallons of inhibited water. Washing occurred at constant volume with wash water fed to a well mixed tank at the same rate as filtrate removal. Performance measurement involved collecting and analyzing samples throughout the washing for density and sodium content. Results showed an effective washing, mimicking a predicted dilution calculation for a well mixed tank and reducing the sodium concentration from 3.2 M to less than 0.3 M. Filtration rates during the washing process ranged between 3 and 4.3 gpm for one filter unit. The filter system then concentrated the washed 15 wt% insoluble solids slurry to approximately 20 wt% insoluble solids with no operational problems with the exception of the entrainment of air due to leaking packing in the feed pump. Prior to the air entrainment, the filtration rate was approximately 4.2 gpm for one filter assembly with the process fluid temperature adjusted to 35 C. Personnel measured the turbidity of filtrate samples from all phases of testing. All samples measured were less than 3 NTU, with the majority of samples less than 1 NTU. Thus, all measurements fell below the process acceptance criterion of less than 5 NTU. After slurry operations, personnel rinsed the filter with the equivalent of 250 gallons of water by re-circulating 50 gallons of water. The residual sludge solids remaining on the filter stack weighed approximately 685 grams. This amount of solids corresponds to an equivalent activity of 15.1 curies (Ci) beta and 0.38 Ci gamma radiation dose for Sludge Batch 4. Workers completely disassembled the filter system and examined it for signs of wear and component operation. An evaluation by a John Crane Inc. representative concluded that the wear observed on the mechanical seal resulted primarily from the numerous stops and starts, the abrasive nature of the process fluid and the possibility that the seal faces did not receive enough lubrication from the process fluid. No measurable slurry bypassed the mechanical seal. While it is extremely difficult to predict the life of the seal, the vendor representative indicates a minimum of one year in present service is reasonable. Changing the seal face material from silicon-carbide to a graphite-impregnated silicon-carbide is expected to double the life of the seal. Replacement with an air seal might be expected to increase lifetime to five years. The bottom bushing showed wear due to a misalignment during the manufacture of the filter tank. Minor adjustments to the alignment with shims and replacement of the graphite bushing with a superior material will greatly reduce this wear pattern.

Herman, D; Michael Poirier, M; Samuel Fink, S

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

353

SERI Desiccant Cooling Test Facility. Status report. Preliminary data on the performance of a rotary parallel-passage silica-gel dehumidifier  

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This report describes the SERI Desiccant Cooling Test Facility. The facility can test bench-scale rotary dehumidifiers over a wide range of controlled conditions. We constructed and installed in the test loop a prototype parallel-passage rotary dehumidifier that has spirally wound polyester tape coated with silica gel. The initial tests gave satisfactory results indicating that approximately 90% of the silica gel was active and the overall Lewis number of the wheel was near unity. The facility has several minor difficulties including an inability to control humidity satisfactorily and nonuniform and highly turbulent inlet velocities. To completely validate the facility requires a range of dehumidifier designs. Several choices are available including constructing a second parallel-passage dehumidifier with the passage spacing more uniform.

Schultz, K.J.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for counting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensated circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, Richard A. (Powell, TN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Apparatus and method for controlling the rotary airlocks in a coal processing system by reversing the motor current rotating the air lock  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improvement to a coal processing system where hard materials found in the coal may cause jamming of either inflow or outflow rotary airlocks, each driven by a reversible motor. The instantaneous current used by the motor is continually monitored and compared to a predetermined value. If an overcurrent condition occurs, indicating a jamming of the airlock, a controller means starts a "soft" reverse rotation of the motor thereby clearing the jamming. Three patterns of the motor reversal are provided.

Groombridge, Clifton E. (Hardin, MT)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Engineering task plan for the development, fabrication and installation of rotary mode core sample truck grapple hoist box level wind system  

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This Engineering Task Plan is to design, generate fabrication drawings, fabricate, test, and install the grapple hoist level wind system for Rotary Mode Core Sample Trucks (RMCST) 3 and 4. Deliverables will include generating fabrication drawings, fabrication of one level wind system, updating fabrication drawings as required, and installation of level wind systems on RMCST 3 or 4. The installation of the level wind systems will be done during a preventive maintenance outage.

BOGER, R.M.

1999-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

357

2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts | Department of Energy  

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2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts July 2, 2013 - 5:58pm Addthis (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. Fletcher Honemond Fletcher Honemond

358

Two Million Smart Meters and Counting | Department of Energy  

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Million Smart Meters and Counting Million Smart Meters and Counting Two Million Smart Meters and Counting August 31, 2010 - 6:02pm Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Smart meter technology will help families and businesses cut their energy costs by reducing response time for energy disruptions and enabling consumers to better monitor their consumption. The implementation of smart grid technologies could reduce electricity use by more than four percent annually by 2030 -- that would mean consumers around the country would see savings of over $20 billion each year. Secretary Steven Chu visited Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, today to make a big announcement about our nation's electrical grid: an

359

Happy Earth Day! 39 and Counting | Department of Energy  

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

Day! 39 and Counting Day! 39 and Counting Happy Earth Day! 39 and Counting April 22, 2009 - 10:55am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It was in 1970 that Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin established "Earth Day" as a teaching opportunity for budding environmentalists. Seems like a long time ago-I was all of six years old and to me, "green" was something Kermit the Frog sang about being. We've come a long way since then. Earth Day is now a national celebration of environmentalism and conservation. A lot of what we in EERE do is directly supporting the ideals and aspirations of Earth Day, and you can see growing support from major corporations, media and academia. It's pretty exciting, and definitely an exciting time to be in the energy field.

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2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts | Department of Energy  

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013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts July 2, 2013 - 5:58pm Addthis (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. Fletcher Honemond Fletcher Honemond

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361

Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference | Department of  

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Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference January 18, 2012 - 5:42pm Addthis Secretary Chu and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger speak with students at the 2011 Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E. Secretary Chu and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger speak with students at the 2011 Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E. Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E "The Student Program is a unique opportunity for student energy club leaders throughout the nation to gather, share best practices, and engage with policy makers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers..." Shannon Yee, Student Program Coordinator

362

Power-counting renormalizability of generalized Horava gravity  

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In an earlier article [arXiv:0902.0590 [hep-th], Phys. Rev D80 (2009) 025011], I discussed the potential benefits of allowing Lorentz symmetry breaking in quantum field theories. In particular I discussed the perturbative power-counting finiteness of the normal-ordered :P(phi)^{z>=d}_{d+1}: scalar quantum field theories, and sketched the implications for Horava's model of quantum gravity. In the current rather brief addendum, I will tidy up some dangling issues and fill out some of the technical details of the argument indicating the power-counting renormalizability of a z>=d variant of Horava gravity in (d+1) dimensions.

Matt Visser

2009-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

363

An Advisory System For Selecting Drilling Technologies and Methods in Tight Gas Reservoirs  

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). 13 Fig. 6? Rotary drilling process (Bourgoyne et al. 1986). Two main systems are currently used to rotate the drill bit. As of 2007, for onshore drilling, 55% of the drilling rigs are equipped with a rotary table and Kelly- bushing while 45... ................................................................................................ 11 2.2.2. Discussion .................................................................................................. 12 2.3 Fit For Purpose Land Rig ................................................................................. 16 2.4 Slim...

Pilisi, Nicolas

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

364

In Vitro Comparison in a Manikin Model: Increasing Apical Enlargement with K3 and K3XF Rotary Instruments  

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AbstractIntroduction The aim of the study was to compare the K3 and K3XF systems (SybronEndo, Glendora, CA) after 1 and 2 uses by evaluating apical transportation, working length loss, and working time in a manikin model. Methods Mesial canals of 40 extracted first mandibular molars were instrumented. Radiographs taken after instrumentation with #25, #30, #35, and #40 files were superimposed on the preoperative image in both mesiodistal and buccolingual angulations. AutoCAD (Autodesk Inc, San Rafael, CA) was used to measure working length loss and apical transportation at 0, 0.5, and 1 mm from the working length (WL). The working time was measured. Group comparison was analyzed using post hoc Tukey honestly significant difference tests (P < .05). Results No significant differences were found in apical transportation, working length loss between K3 and K3XF systems, or between the number of uses. Significant differences were found when canal enlargement was performed to a #35–40 (P < .05). K3 instrumentation performed significantly faster (29.6 ± 15.4) than with the K3XF system (40.2 ± 17.7) (P < .05). No differences were observed in working time when comparing the number of uses. Conclusions K3 and R-phase K3XF rotary systems shaped curved root canals safely with minimal apical transportation, even up to a 40/04 file.

Juan Gonzalo Olivieri; Eva Stöber; Marc García Font; Jose Antonio González; Pablo Bragado; Miguel Roig; Fernando Duran-Sindreu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print Wednesday, 31 May 2006 00:00 DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

366

Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric  

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Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric Walter Binder and Jarle-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch Abstract Accounting for the CPU consumption consumption information in order to detect a resource overuse of client components (detection of denial

Binder, Walter

367

Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for couting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensation circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, R.A.

1980-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

368

Counting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen,  

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parking function of defect k. Suppose that m cars attempt to park in a linear car park with n spacesCounting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen, Thomas Prellberg, Pascal each choose a preferred parking space in a linear car park with n spaces. Each driver goes

Prellberg, Thomas

369

Counting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen,  

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the corresponding assignments a defective parking function of defect k. Suppose that m cars attempt to parkCounting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen, Thomas Prellberg, Pascal a preferred parking space in a linear car park with n spaces. Each driver goes to the chosen space and parks

370

Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from  

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176 Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from large-format aerial northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, at rooker- ies in the United States and Mexico elephant seals (Bar- tholomew and Boolootian, 1960; Carlisle andAplin, 1966, 1971; Odell, 1971;Antonelis et

371

Counting Protein Structures by DFS with Dynamic Decomposition  

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with dynamic decomposition for count� ing the solutions of a binary CSP completely. In particular, we use as Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) [2, 4]. Recently, counting solutions of a CSP and related problems. Here, we present a method that is especially tailored for this case. Applied to the CSP formulation

Will, Sebastian

372

Comparison of two methods of counting birds at sea  

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In an attempt to improve techniques for surveying marine birds, the author compares methods for estimating relative abundance and density. Quantitative relationships exist between estimates of relative abundance and density for most marine bird species. Estimates of abundance can be derived from values of density by regression models when the following factors are considered: bird behavior (flying, sitting, and ship-following), duration of the count, and ship speed. The author's data suggest a minimum numerical relationship of 2:1 between estimates of abundance and density for sitting birds and 1:1 for flying birds. Neither method of counting birds at sea eliminates the problem of ship-followers. However, the density method minimizes an inflationary effect caused by ship-followers that is apparent with the abundance estimate, especially when the observer's vessel is associated with fishing activities. Differences in abilities of observers to count birds is a principal, but unavoidable, source of variability with both counting methods. The density method also minimizes this problem by focusing the observer's view in an area with known boundaries. This standardization decreases variability in bird detection due to weather, size and color differences between species, flock sizes, and bird behavior. These factors are not controlled in estimates of abundance.

Powers, K.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Demonstration of a Hardware Reference-Counting Heap  

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A hardware self-managing heap memory (RCM) for languages like Lisp, Smalltalk, and Java has been designed, built, tested and benchmarked. On every pointer write from the processor, reference-counting transactions are performed in real time within ... Keywords: Performance, garbage collection, uniprocessor

David S. Wise; Brian Heck; Caleb Hess; Willie Hunt; Eric Ost

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota  

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Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota transitways of Transportation (MnDOT) to develop guidelines and analyze information collected in bicycle and pedestrian traffic methods for monitoring and assessing bicycle and pedestrian traffic that can be used in both permanent

Minnesota, University of

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Enumeration of Juvenile Salmonids in the Okanogan Basin Using Rotary Screw Traps, Performance Period: March 15, 2006 - July 15, 2006.  

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The Colville Tribes identified the need for collecting baseline census data on the timing and abundance of juvenile salmonids in the Okanogan River basin for the purpose of documenting local fish populations, augmenting existing fishery data and assessing natural production trends of salmonids. This report documents and assesses the pilot year of rotary trap capture of salmonid smolts on the Okanogan River. The project is a component of the Colville Tribes Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Program (OBMEP) which began in 2004. Trapping for outmigrating fish began on 14 March 2006 and continued through 11 July 2006. Anadromous forms of Oncorhynchus, including summer steelhead (O. mykiss), Chinook (O. tshawytscha), and sockeye (O. nerka), were targeted for this study; all have verified, natural production in the Okanogan basin. Both 8-ft and 5-ft rotary screw traps were deployed on the Okanogan River from the Highway 20 Bridge and typically fished during evening hours or 24 hours per day, depending upon trap position and discharge conditions. Juvenile Chinook salmon were the most abundant species trapped in 2006 (10,682 fry and 2,024 smolts), followed by sockeye (205 parr and 3,291 smolts) and steelhead (1 fry and 333 smolts). Of the trapped Chinook, all fry were wild origin and all but five of the smolts were hatchery-reared. All trapped sockeye were wild origin and 88% of the steelhead smolts were hatchery-reared. Mark-recapture experiments were conducted using Chinook fry and hatchery-reared steelhead smolts (sockeye were not used in 2006 because the peak of the juvenile migration occurred prior to the onset of the mark-recapture experiments). A total of 930 chinook fry were marked and released across eight separate release dates (numbers of marked Chinook fry released per day ranged from 34 to 290 fish). A total of 11 chinook fry were recaptured for an overall trap efficiency of 1.18%. A total of 710 hatchery-reared steelhead were marked and released across three separate release dates (numbers of steelhead released per day ranged from 100 to 500 fish). A total of 12 steelhead were recaptured for an overall trap efficiency of 1.69%. A pooled Peterson estimator with a Chapman modification was used to produce population estimates for wild Chinook fry and hatchery-reared steelhead based on the results of the mark-recapture experiments. The 2006 populations for Chinook and steelhead were estimated to be 381,554 (95% confidence intervals: 175,731-587,377) and 14,164 (6,999-21,330), respectively. The population estimates were based on the periods in which mark-recapture experiments were initialized through the end of the trapping season (10 May for steelhead and 1 June for Chinook).

Johnson, Peter N.; Rayton, Michael D.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 12-MW-scale pilot study of in-duct scrubbing (IDS) using a rotary atomizer  

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A low-cost, moderate-removal efficiency, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technology was selected by the US Department of Energy for pilot demonstration in its Acid Rain Precursor Control Technology Initiative. The process, identified as In-Duct Scrubbing (IDS), applies rotary atomizer techniques developed for lime-based spray dryer FGD while utilizing existing flue gas ductwork and particulate collectors. IDS technology is anticipated to result in a dry desulfurization process with a moderate removal efficiency (50% or greater) for high-sulfur coal-fired boilers. The critical elements for successful application are: (1) adequate mixing of sorbent droplets with flue gas for efficient reaction contact, (2) sufficient residence time to produce a non-wetting product, and (3) appropriate ductwork cross-sectional area to prevent deposition of wet reaction products before particle drying is comple. The ductwork in many older plants, previously modified to meet 1970 Clean Air Act requirements for particulate control, usually meet these criteria. A 12 MW-scale IDS pilot plant was constructed at the Muskingum River Plant of the American Electric Power System. The pilot plant, which operates from a slipstrem attached to the air-preheater outlet duct from the Unit 5 boiler at the Muskingum River Plant (which burns about 4% sulfur coal), is equipped with three atomizer stations to test the IDS concept in vertical and horizontal configurations. In addition, the pilot plant is equipped to test the effect of injecting IDS off- product upstream of the atomizer, on SO{sub 2}and NO{sub x} removals.

Samuel, E.A.; Murphy, K.R.; Demian, A.

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Managed Pressure Drilling Candidate Selection  

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. Rodolphe Leschot invented and patented the earliest form of diamond core drills. T. F. Rowland patented an ?offshore rotary drilling rig?. Captain Lucas, with his Spindletop field wells, Earle Halliburton with his cementing service company, inventors... is the ancient water and brine wells drilled from the prehistoric eras to not so modern times. The second stage is the drilling of the earliest oil wells, and development of basic derricks, rigs, and cable tool rigs. The third stage is the development of rotary...

Nauduri, Anantha S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of  

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Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with

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Synthesis of Reversible Functions Beyond Gate Count and Quantum Cost  

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Many synthesis approaches for reversible and quantum logic have been proposed so far. However, most of them generate circuits with respect to simple metrics, i.e. gate count or quantum cost. On the other hand, to physically realize reversible and quantum hardware, additional constraints exist. In this paper, we describe cost metrics beyond gate count and quantum cost that should be considered while synthesizing reversible and quantum logic for the respective target technologies. We show that the evaluation of a synthesis approach may differ if additional costs are applied. In addition, a new cost metric, namely Nearest Neighbor Cost (NNC) which is imposed by realistic physical quantum architectures, is considered in detail. We discuss how existing synthesis flows can be extended to generate optimal circuits with respect to NNC while still keeping the quantum cost small.

Robert Wille; Mehdi Saeedi; Rolf Drechsler

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time aqueous tritium monitor using liquid scintillation counting  

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An ability to continuously monitor low-level tritium releases in aqueous effluents is of particular interest to heavy water facilities such as those at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and Canadian CANDU reactors. SRS developed a real-time monitoring system based on flow-through liquid scintillation (LS) counting. Sensitivities of 16 pCi/mL and 1 pCi/mL result from five minute and daily averages of counting data respectively. This sensitivity is about 200 times better than similar methods using solid scintillants. The LS system features uncomplicated sample pretreatment, precise of the cocktail and sample water, system features uncomplicated sample pretreatment, precise proportioning of the cocktail and sample water, on-line quench corrections, cocktail consumption as low as 0.15 mL/min, and response to changes in environmental tritium is less than 30 minutes. Field tests demonstrate that conditions necessary for stable analytical results are achieved.

Sigg, R.A.; McCarty, J.E.; Livingston, R.R.; Sanders, M.A.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Gamma Count Rate Analysis Method for Nondestructive Assay Characterization  

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A new approach to nondestructively characterize waste for disposal, based on total gamma response, has been developed at the Idaho Cleanup Project by CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC and Idaho State University, and is called the total gamma count rate analysis method. The total gamma count rate analysis method measures gamma interactions that produce energetic electrons or positrons in a detector. Based on previous experience with waste assays, the radionuclide content of the waste container is then determined. This approach potentially can yield minimum detection limits of less than 10 nCi/g. The importance of this method is twofold. First, determination of transuranic activity can be made for waste containers that are below the traditional minimum detection limits. Second, waste above 10 nCi/g and below 100 nCi/g can be identified, and a potential path for disposal resolved.

Cecilia R. Hoffman; Yale D. Harker

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime  

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We analyse the power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime in D+2 dimensions. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) (z is the critical exponent) after integrating out the radion field. We comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence, and on how to avoid the Lifshitz singularity by flowing into AdS spacetime in the infrared. We also comment on the quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime.

Takayuki Hirayama

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Power spectrum of the fluctuation of Chebyshev's prime counting function  

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The one-sided power spectrum of the fluctuation of Chebyshev's weighted prime counting function is numerically estimated based on samples of the fluctuating function of different sizes. The power spectrum is also estimated analytically for large frequency based on Riemann hypothesis and the exact formula for the fluctuating function in terms of all the non-trivial Riemann zeroes. Our analytical estimate is consistent with our numerical estimate of a 1/f^2 power spectrum.

Boon Leong Lan; Shaohen Yong

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Counting Regime of Chiral Extrapolation and Beyond  

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Finite-range regularised (FRR) chiral effective field theory is presented in the context of approximation schemes ubiquitous in modern lattice QCD calculations. Using FRR techniques, the power-counting regime (PCR) of chiral perturbation theory can be estimated. To fourth-order in the expansion at the 1% tolerance level, we find m_\\pi < 180 MeV for the PCR, extending only a small distance beyond the physical pion mass.

Derek B. Leinweber; Anthony W. Thomas; Ross D. Young

2005-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

Counting states in the Bousso-Polchinski Landscape  

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Starting from an exact counting of small and positive cosmological constant states in the Bousso-Polchinski Landscape we recover a well-known approximate formula and a systematic method of improvement by means of the Poisson summation formula. This is a contribution to the special Volume published by the University of Zaragoza in honor of Julio Abad Anto\\~nanzas. En memoria de nuestro amigo, compa\\~nero y maestro Julio.

Cesar Asensio; Antonio Segui

2009-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Power counting renormalizability of quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime  

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We analyse the power counting renormalizability of the quantum field theory of Einstein or Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity in D+2 dimensional Lifshitz spacetime. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) at the UV region where z is the critical exponent. Since it is larger than two, the quantum theory of Einstein gravity is not power counting renormalizable. For the pure Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, where Lifshitz spacetime is allowed only when the parameters are fine tuned, it happens that the graviton modes do not propagate and the quantum field theory is accidentally renormalizable when z>=D. Another method is discretizing the radial coordinate which changes the spectral dimension to 1+(D/z) at the UV region. Since our four dimensional spacetime is continuous, the four dimensional Lorentz symmetry is recovered at the low energy and the power counting renormalizability is still kept for z>=D, if the spacetime near the null singularity in Lifshitz spacetime is modified into AdS spacetime and the discrete radial direction is compactified like a brane world scenario. We also comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Takayuki Hirayama

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Mexico's Energy Reform and the Potential Impact on Texas' Transportation System  

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preparation ­ Heavy bulldozers and dump trucks to build road to serve pad site · Move rotary rig to pad site;Transportation and Well Development · Five-step well development process: ­ Site preparation ­ Rigging up ­ Drilling ­ Hydraulic fracturing ­ Rigging down #12;Transportation and Well Development · Initial site

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The place of useful learning | www.strath.ac.uk/afrc University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ  

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............................................... 6 ACB Loire Super Plastic Forming Rig ­ 720x720 mm..................... 7 ACB Super Plastic Forming Rig-SPF/FCC 2400x2000 mm...........8 Die Wear Rig - Super Plastic Forming-316.............................................16 MJC Rotary Forge ­ RFN 200T.............................................. 17 500 tonne hydraulic sheet

Mottram, Nigel

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Becker, K., Malone, M.J., et al., 1998 Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, Vol. 174B  

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(drill-pipe measurement from rig floor, mbrf): 4457.1 Total depth (drill-pipe measurement from rig floor, mbrf): 4526.6 Distance between rig floor and sea level (m): 11.6 Water depth (drill-pipe measurement Program (ODP) Leg 45, and the sediments at the site were not recov- ered well with the rotary core barrel

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Physics and the Search for Hydrocarbons  

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Integrated Project Management #12;Rig Drill Pipe Drill Bit Drilling Tools Drilling Fluid Drill rig rotates. Drilling Rig Drill Collars #12;Drill String Technology Electromagnetic & Nuclear Direction & Inclination in real time for decisions. Drill bit Rotary Steerable Direction & Inclination of the drill bit

Dai, Pengcheng

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Does parental age difference affect offspring count in humans? Comment on Fieder and Huber  

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2007 The Royal Society 23 February 2008 article-commentary Evolutionary biology Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...689-691. ( doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0324 ) Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004  

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Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT How to Hack&pagewanted=print&position= (1 of 2)12/22/2004 6:49:30 AM #12;Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election

Rivest, Ronald L.

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Automatic fruit recognition and counting from multiple images1 , C.A. Glasbey a,  

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Automatic fruit recognition and counting from multiple images1 Y. Songa , C.A. Glasbey a, , G.e. measuring the observable characteristics of living10 organisms, such as counting the number of fruits and counting fruits from images12 in cluttered greenhouses. The plants are 3-metre high peppers with fruits

Glasbey, Chris

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Scene-adaptive accurate and fast vertical crowd counting via joint using depth and color information  

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Reliable and real-time crowd counting is one of the most important tasks in intelligent visual surveillance systems. Most previous works only count passing people based on color information. Owing to the restrictions of color information influences themselves ... Keywords: Crowd counting, Multimodal joint multimedia processing, Ordinary depth camera, Real time system, Scene-adaptive scheme

Huiyuan Fu, Huadong Ma, Hongtian Xiao

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A safety assessment of rotary mode core sampling in flammable gas single shell tanks: Hanford Site, Richland, Washington  

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This safety assessment (SA) addresses each of the required elements associated with the installation, operation, and removal of a rotary-mode core sampling (RMCS) device in flammable-gas single-shell tanks (SSTs). The RMCS operations are needed in order to retrieve waste samples from SSTs with hard layers of waste for which push-mode sampling is not adequate for sampling. In this SA, potential hazards associated with the proposed action were identified and evaluated systematically. Several potential accident cases that could result in radiological or toxicological gas releases were identified and analyzed and their consequences assessed. Administrative controls, procedures and design changes required to eliminate or reduce the potential of hazards were identified. The accidents were analyzed under nine categories, four of which were burn scenarios. In SSTS, burn accidents result in unacceptable consequences because of a potential dome collapse. The accidents in which an aboveground burn propagates into the dome space were shown to be in the ``beyond extremely unlikely`` frequency category. Given the unknown nature of the gas-release behavior in the SSTS, a number of design changes and administrative controls were implemented to achieve these low frequencies. Likewise, drill string fires and dome space fires were shown to be very low frequency accidents by taking credit for the design changes, controls, and available experimental and analytical data. However, a number of Bureau of Mines (BOM) tests must be completed before some of the burn accidents can be dismissed with high confidence. Under the category of waste fires, the possibility of igniting the entrapped gases and the waste itself were analyzed. Experiments are being conducted at the BOM to demonstrate that the drill bit is not capable of igniting the trapped gas in the waste. Laboratory testing and thermal analysis demonstrated that, under normal operating conditions, the drill bit will not create high enough temperatures to initiate a propagating reaction in the waste. However, system failure that coincides in a waste layer with high organic content and low moisture may initiate an exothermic reaction in the waste. Consequently, a conservative approach based on the current state of the knowledge resulted in limiting the drilling process to a subset of the flammable-gas tanks. Accidents from the chemical reactions and criticality category are shown to result in acceptable risk. A number of accidents are shown to potentially result in containment (tank liner) breach below the waste level. Mitigative features are provided for these accidents. Gas-release events without burn also are analyzed, and radiological and toxicological consequences are shown to be within risk guidelines. Finally, the consequences of potential spills are shown to be within the risk guidelines.

Raymond, R.E.

1996-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron counting and gamma spectroscopy with PVT detectors.  

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Radiation portals normally incorporate a dedicated neutron counter and a gamma-ray detector with at least some spectroscopic capability. This paper describes the design and presents characterization data for a detection system called PVT-NG, which uses large polyvinyl toluene (PVT) detectors to monitor both types of radiation. The detector material is surrounded by polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which emits high-energy gamma rays following neutron capture reactions. Assessments based on high-energy gamma rays are well suited for the detection of neutron sources, particularly in border security applications, because few isotopes in the normal stream of commerce have significant gamma ray yields above 3 MeV. Therefore, an increased count rate for high-energy gamma rays is a strong indicator for the presence of a neutron source. The sensitivity of the PVT-NG sensor to bare {sup 252}Cf is 1.9 counts per second per nanogram (cps/ng) and the sensitivity for {sup 252}Cf surrounded by 2.5 cm of polyethylene is 2.3 cps/ng. The PVT-NG sensor is a proof-of-principal sensor that was not fully optimized. The neutron detector sensitivity could be improved, for instance, by using additional moderator. The PVT-NG detectors and associated electronics are designed to provide improved resolution, gain stability, and performance at high-count rates relative to PVT detectors in typical radiation portals. As well as addressing the needs for neutron detection, these characteristics are also desirable for analysis of the gamma-ray spectra. Accurate isotope identification results were obtained despite the common impression that the absence of photopeaks makes data collected by PVT detectors unsuitable for spectroscopic analysis. The PVT detectors in the PVT-NG unit are used for both gamma-ray and neutron detection, so the sensitive volume exceeds the volume of the detection elements in portals that use dedicated components to detect each type of radiation.

Mitchell, Dean James; Brusseau, Charles A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of glomerular filtration rate by external counting methods  

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comparing the DTPA to other accepted methods; the results were very favorable for the use of ggmTC-DTPA. Klopper et al. , sa1d mTc-DTPA ". . . rapidly prepared by a kit method, is a useful addition to the list of radiopharmaceuticals that can be used... points. First, the external counting method is suitable as a true means of determining the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Second, the method is applicable to cats. To do this, five dogs were injected with ggmTc(Sn)-DTPA. Plasma samples were drawn...

Sartor, Tammy Lee

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent developments in position-sensitive neutron counting  

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Continuing research on advanced methods of thermal neutron detection and position sensing with gas-filled counters was aimed at improving their performance and extending the limits of their applicability. High electron drift velocities obtained from measurements on gas mixtures containing CF/sub 4/ motivated us to evaluate the properties of /sup 3/He-CF/sub 4/ and Ar-CF/sub 4/ mixtures to show that these gases have the potential of improving the count rate capability, spatial resolution, and photon discrimination of neutron PSPCs (position-sensitive proportional counters) and fission counters. In support of the U.S. National Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) Facility we developed a large-area (65-cm x 65-cm) PSPC camera. RC position encoding was chosen for simplicity of construction, but since previous experience with this encoding method had been limited to smaller PSPCs (area < 25 cm x 25 cm), the main objective of this development was to show that RC encoding parameters and construction methods could be scaled up for larger area PSPCs. The use of the new counter gas mixtures enabled the development of position-sensitive transmission line fission counters (TLFCs) for neutron flux monitoring and a one-dimensional, curved PSPC for large-angle (130/sup 0/) neutron diffraction experiments. The main objective of these developments was to extend the capabilities of the LC-encoding method by mitigating the effects of interelectrode capacitance, and thereby increase the count rate capability.

Valentine, K.H.; Kopp, M.K.; Guerrant, G.C.; Harter, J.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version  

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Rig Count Passes 1,000 On June 24, 2011, the Baker Hughes weekly count of rigs actively drilling for oil in the United States was 1,003, marking the first week since the company...

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Doubles counting of highly multiplying items in reflective surroundings  

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When a neutrons are counted from a spontaneously fissile multiplying item in a reflecting environment the temporal behavior of the correlated signal following neutron birth is complex. At early times the signal is dominated by prompt fission events coming from spontaneous fission bursts and also from prompt fast-neutron induced fission events. At later times neutrons 'returning' from the surroundings induce fission and give rise to an additional chain of correlated events. The prompt and returning components probe the fissile and fertile constituents of the item in different ways and it is potentially beneficial to exploit this fact. In this work we look at how the two components can be represented using a linear combination of two simple functions. Fitting of the composite function to the capture time distribution represents one way of quantifying the proportion of each contribution. Another approach however is to use a dual shift register analysis where after each triggering event two coincidence gates are opened, one close to the trigger that responds preferentially to the prompt dynamics and one later in time which is more sensitive to the returning neutron induced events. To decide on the best gate positions and gate widths and also to estimate the counting precision we can use the analytical fit to work out the necessary gate utilization factors which are required in both these calculations. In this work, we develop the approach. Illustrative examples are given using spent Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Pressurized light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel assemblies submersed in borated water and counted in a ring of {sup 3}He gas-filled proportional counters. In this case the prompt component is dominated by {sup 244}Cm spontaneous fission and induced fast neutron fission in for example {sup 238}U while the returning low energy neutrons induce fission mainly in the fissile nuclides such as {sup 239}Pu, {sup 241}Pu and {sup 235}U. One requirement is to calculate the Random Triggered Interrogation Gate Utilization Factor needed to make a priori precision estimates but not available from Monte Carlo simulation code MCNPX.

Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schear, Melissa A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, Stephen J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Refined BPS state counting from Nekrasov's formula and Macdonald functions  

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It has been argued that the Nekrasov's partition function gives the generating function of refined BPS state counting in the compactification of M theory on local Calabi-Yau spaces. We show that a refined version of the topological vertex we proposed before (hep-th/0502061) is a building block of the Nekrasov's partition function with two equivariant parameters. Compared with another refined topological vertex by Iqbal-Kozcaz-Vafa (hep-th/0701156), our refined vertex is expressed entirely in terms of the specialization of the Macdonald symmetric functions which is related to the equivariant character of the Hilbert scheme of points on C^2. We provide diagrammatic rules for computing the partition function from the web diagrams appearing in geometric engineering of Yang-Mills theory with eight supercharges. Our refined vertex has a simple transformation law under the flop operation of the diagram, which suggests that homological invariants of the Hopf link are related to the Macdonald functions.

Hidetoshi Awata; Hiroaki Kanno

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining cosmological constraints from cluster counts and galaxy clustering  

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Present and future large scale surveys offer promising probes of cosmology. For example the Dark Energy Survey (DES) is forecast to detect ~300 millions galaxies and thousands clusters up to redshift ~1.3. I here show ongoing work to combine two probes of large scale structure : cluster number counts and galaxy 2-point function (in real or harmonic space). The halo model (coupled to a Halo Occupation Distribution) can be used to model the cross-covariance between these probes, and I introduce a diagrammatic method to compute easily the different terms involved. Furthermore, I compute the joint non-Gaussian likelihood, using the Gram-Charlier series. Then I show how to extend the methods of Bayesian hyperparameters to Poissonian distributions, in a first step to include them in this joint likelihood.

Lacasa, Fabien

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arrowhead Center: Modeling Energy Market Volatility Report Title: Modeling Energy Market Volatility  

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in New Mexico 2 2 US Oil Rig Counts and WTI Spot Prices January 2000 to December 2009 7 3 US Natural Gas and Weighted Price Index 8 5 US Oil and Gas Extraction Employment and Rig Counts 8 6 Oil Rig Counts and WTI

Johnson, Eric E.

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Build a Floating Oil Rig  

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The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service developed this teacher's guide about the many energy resources found in, over, and under the ocean. Includes sections on petroleum,...

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Count data stochastic frontier models, with an application to the patents–R&D relationship  

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This article introduces a new count data stochastic frontier model that researchers can use ... patents awarded to a firm given expenditure on R&D.

Eduardo Fé; Richard Hofler

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

True photo-counting statistics of multiple on-off detectors  

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We derive a closed photo-counting formula, including noise counts and a finite quantum efficiency, for photon number resolving detectors based on on-off detectors. It applies to detection schemes such as array detectors and multiplexing setups. The result renders it possible to compare the corresponding measured counting statistics with the true photon number statistics of arbitrary quantum states. The photo-counting formula is applied to the discrimination of photon numbers of Fock states, squeezed states, and odd coherent states. It is illustrated for coherent states that our formula is indispensable for the correct interpretation of quantum effects observed with such devices.

J. Sperling; W. Vogel; G. S. Agarwal

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data  

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell

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Whole-body counting in the Marshall Islands  

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In 1978 the Marshall Islands Radiological Safety Program was organized to perform radiation measurements and assess radiation doses for the people of the Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utirik Atolls. One of the major field components of this program is whole- body counting (WBC). WBC is used to monitor the quantity of gamma- emitting radionuclides present in individuals. A primary objective of the program was to establish {sup 137}Cesium body contents among the Enewetak, Rongelap and Utirik populations. {sup 137}Cs was the only gamma-emitting fission radionuclide detected in the 1,967 persons monitored. {sup 137}Cs body burdens tended to increase with age for both sexes, and were higher in males. The average {sup 137}Cs dose Annual Effective Dose for the three populations was as follows: For Enewetak, the dose was 22{+-}4 {mu}Sv. For Utirik, the dose was 33{+-} 3 {mu}Sv. Since 1985 the Rongelap people have been self-exiled to Mejatto. Biological elimination should have reduced their dose to virtually zero, and the measured dose was 2{+-}2 {mu}Sv. If they had remained on Rongelap Island, the calculated dose would have been 99 {mu}Sv, which is about one-third of the background dose. 7 refs., 1 tab. (MHB)

Sun, L.C.; Clinton, J.; Kaplan, E.; Meinhold, C.B.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancements of the rack counting invariant via N-reduced dynamical cocycles  

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We introduce the notion of N-reduced dynamical cocycles and use these objects to define enhancements of the rack counting invariant for classical and virtual knots and links. We provide examples to show that the new invariants are not determined by the rack counting invariant, the Jones polynomial or the generalized Alexander polynomial.

Crans, Alissa S; Sarkar, Aparna

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day  

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org #12;AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org Also published as: American Association for Cancer Research. AACR cancer progress report

Sherman, S. Murray

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Forecasting a Moving Target: Ensemble Models for ILI Case Count Predictions Prithwish Chakraborty  

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with official flu estimates. We also compare the prediction accuracy between model-level fusion of differentForecasting a Moving Target: Ensemble Models for ILI Case Count Predictions Prithwish Chakraborty using neighbor- hood embedding to predict flu case counts. Comparing our proposed ensemble method

Ryder, Barbara G.

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A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data  

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A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data Virginia Recta about the underlying data generating process. We utilize a two-stage spatial generalized linear mixed and real data from an ecological field survey. 1 Introduction Spatial count data arise frequently

Haran, Murali

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Automated Design of Digital Microfluidic Lab-on-Chip under Pin-Count Constraints  

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-count-constrained biochips. The first design procedure relies on a droplet-trace-based array partitioning scheme-referencing, Lab-on-Chip, Microfluidics, Pin-count constraints 1. INTRODUCTION Microfluidics technology has made great strides in recent years [1-6]. Promising applications of this emerging technology include high

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

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COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS  

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COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS Sergey Kitaev1 the distribution of descents, levels, and rises according to whether the first letter of the descent, rise 0654060 1 #12;2 COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS Subsequently

Kitaev, Sergey

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AN EXAMINATION OF BICYCLE COUNTS AND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF BIKE LANES  

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AN EXAMINATION OF BICYCLE COUNTS AND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF BIKE LANES IN ST An Examination of Bicycle Counts and Speeds Associated with the Installation of Bike Lanes in St. Petersburg It is assumed that installation of bicycle facilities will result in an increase in the number of bicyclists

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

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Fast Counting of Triangles in Large Real Networks: Algorithms and Laws  

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to the vast machin- ery of eigenvalue algorithms and fine-tunings. Eigen- values can be easily computed. In this paper, we provide two algorithms, the Eigen- Triangle for counting the total number of triangles in a graph, and the EigenTriangleLocal algorithm that gives the count of triangles that contain a desired

Megalooikonomou, Vasilis

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The counting of naturally occuring radiocarbon in the form of benzene in a liquid scintillation counter  

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A counting system is described for C14 dating with a benzene scintillator solution. The single photomultiplier counter used is relatively simple and reliable. Different sizes and forms of the counting solution containers were investigated. A 6 ml cell with a background of 4?0 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is recommended for routine C14 dating. A 60 ml cell with a background of 14?6 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is capable of dating samples as old as 57,500 years (4 ? statistics, 48 hr counting). The calibration and operation of the counter is discussed. On comparison with standard gas counter methods, it is suggested that routine C14 dating by the benzene method is preferable in those cases where the laboratory personnel are more skilled in chemical manipulations than electronic technique.

C. Leger; M.A. Tamers

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2 to 24 micron source counts from the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole survey  

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We present herein galaxy number counts of the nine bands in the 2-24 micron range on the basis of the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) surveys. The number counts are derived from NEP-deep and NEP-wide surveys, which cover areas of 0.5 and 5.8 deg2, respectively. To produce reliable number counts, the sources were extracted from recently updated images. Completeness and difference between observed and intrinsic magnitudes were corrected by Monte Carlo simulation. Stellar counts were subtracted by using the stellar fraction estimated from optical data. The resultant source counts are given down to the 80% completeness limit; 0.18, 0.16, 0.10, 0.05, 0.06, 0.10, 0.15, 0.16, and 0.44 mJy in the 2.4, 3.2, 4.1, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18 and 24 um bands, respectively. On the bright side of all bands, the count distribution is flat, consistent with the Euclidean Universe, while on the faint side, the counts deviate, suggesting that the galaxy population of the distant universe is evolving. These results are generally consistent...

Murata, K; Goto, T; Kim, S J; Matsuhara, H; Wada, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some perspectives on pulse detonation propulsion F.K. Lu and D.R. Wilson  

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chamber, a rotary valve injection system for three gas species (fuel, oxidizer and purge), an electric.62 cm section was used to support the mounting of the arc-plug igniter. A photograph of the test rig

Texas at Arlington, University of

420

Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

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the report week at 80.30 per barrel, or 13.84 per MMBtu. The number of natural gas rotary rigs rose by 3 to 728, according to data Baker Hughes Incorporated released on...

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IODP Expedition 352: Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc Week 3 Report (1016 August 2014)  

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the hole, clearing the rotary table at 0730 h (all times presented are ship local time, which is UTC + 9 running tool was unlatched and pulled back up to the rig floor. Next came the assembly of a BHA composed

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Page 1 of 4 The University of Texas at Arlington  

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-face circular mechanized shield machine, usually of worker-entry diameter, steerable, and with a rotary cutting not applied to those machines where the pressure originates from the main Pipe Jacking rig in the Drive Shaft

Texas at Arlington, University of

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This document contains the draft version of the following paper: W. Bejgerowski, A. Ananthanarayanan, D. Mueller and S.K. Gupta, "Integrated  

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of a light weight drive-mechanism that can convert the continuous rotary motion of the motor into oscillatory and mechanism design and manufacturing. They concentrated on a robust test rig design rather then a lightweight

Gupta, Satyandra K.

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An Acquisition and Distribution System for Situational Awareness William E. Green, Paul Y. Oh, and Seunghyun Yoon  

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take over 10 minutes just to lift 20 lbs. Rotary wing aircraft, like helicopters [6] [4] [2], rely images. LEAP consists of a kite fur- nished with a teleoperated camera rig and stabiliza- tion mechanism

Oh, Paul

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The Centre for Power Transmission  

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, Pitch, Yaw), and any combination of linear or rotary motions can be commanded simultaneously. Cyclic specimen). TWR iterative software is available for accurately matching rig acceleration signals to target

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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PRELIMINARY TIME ESTIMATES FOR CORING OPERATIONS  

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EQUATIONS 17 FIGURE 1. DRILL STRING ROUND TRIP 19 FIGURE 2. STANDARD ROTARY CORING (RCB) WIRELINE TRIP 21) WIRELINE TRIP 25 FIGURE 5. ESTIMATED RIGGING, WIRELINE, AND SCANNING TIME FOR REENTRY. 27 #12;Preliminary

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A High Resolution Micro-Electro-Mechanical Resonant Tilt Sensor  

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-Int Soc Optical Engineering, Bellingham, 2010. [3] W. Jian, G. Guowei, L. Penghua, The Study on Lange-angle CANBUS 2-axis Inclinometer of Rotary Drilling Rig, 2010 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information Management and Engineering (ICIME 2010...

Zou, Xudong; Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna; Seshia, Ashwin A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Aerial Vision Platform for Acquiring Situational Awareness William E. Green and Paul Y. Oh  

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rate of 0.5 ft3 /sec, it would take over 10 minutes to lift 20 lbs. Rotary wing aircraft, like images. LEAP consists of a kite fur- nished with a teleoperated camera rig and stabiliza- tion mechanism

Oh, Paul

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Abstract--Positional control of pneumatic polymeric Tugger and Twistor actuators is directly accomplished simply by  

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/PLC programming. The objective of this paper is to describe test rigs used to develop and ultimately provide, or Tuggers, as well as rotary actuators, or Twistors, have been described and analyzed in several papers

Nagurka, Mark L.

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Modeling of a Planar Motion Stage for Precision Positioning Kai Treichel**, Remon Al Azrak*, Johann Reger*, and Kai Wulff*  

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commutation. Finally, model characteristics and parameters are identified from experimental test rig data. I (operated in open-loop), to rotary linear drives, planar induction motors, non contact planar brushless DC

Knobloch,Jürgen

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Acquifers Capacity (Count)"  

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Acquifers Capacity (Count)" Acquifers Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Acquifers Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1392_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1392_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:23 PM"

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Effects of alternate fuels report No. 8: analysis of degradiation of magnesia-based refractory bricks from a residual oil-fired rotary cement kiln  

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Residual oil was used as an alternate fuel to natural gas to supply heat in a rotary cement kiln. Principal impurities in the residual oil were Ca, Fe, Mg, Na, Ni, P.S. and V. the kiln operators were concerned about the effects of these oil impurities on observed degradation of the magnesia-based bricks used as a liner in the burning zone of the kiln. Two degraded bricks, which had been in service for six to nine months, were analyzed to determine the role of fuel impurities on the observed degradation. The maximum hot-face temperature of the refractory during service was about 1500/sup 0/C. One brick had decreased in thickness about 45%, the about 15%. Various analytical measurements on these samples failed to reveal the presence of fuel impurities at or near the hot face of the bricks, and therefore it is concluded that the relatively short service life of these refractories was not due to use of residual oil as the fuel in the kiln. The observed degradation, therefore, was attributed to other reactions and to thermal mechanical conditions in the kiln, which inevitably resulted in extensive erosion of the bricks.

Federer, J.I.; Tennery, V.J.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)  

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Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count | Open Energy Information  

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ProjectTypeTopic2Count ProjectTypeTopic2Count Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count Property Type Number Description Number of Project Type Topic 2 values. Pages using the property "Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Air Cooling + 0 + D Directional Drilling Systems + 0 + Drilling Systems + 2 + E EGS Demonstration + 0 + F Fluid Imaging + 2 + Fracture Characterization Technologies + 0 + G Geophysical Exploration Technologies + 0 + Geothermal Analysis + 0 + Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance + 0 + Geothermal Energy Production from Low Temperature Resources, Coproduced Fluids from Oil and Gas Wells, and Geopressured Resources + 0 + H High Temperature Cements + 0 +

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active drop counting Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: active drop counting Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Titan Recreation-Group Fitness Student Engagement Report Summary: hours of Drop In Fitness classes...

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Patterns of Ethnic, Linguistic, and Geographic Heterogeneity of Palmar Interdigital Ridge Counts in the Indian Subcontinent  

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Published data on palmar interdigital ridge counts (a–b, b–c, and c–d) among 57 populations from the Indian subcontinent were analyzed with reference to ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, and geographic affiliations of the ...

Reddy, B. Mohan; Demarchi, Dario A.; Bharati, S.; Kumar, Vikrant; Crawford, Michael H.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime by Counting Trapped Protons in a Cold Neutron Beam  

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A measurement of the neutron lifetime $\\tau_{n}$ performed by the absolute counting of in-beam neutrons and their decay protons has been completed. Protons confined in a quasi-Penning trap were accelerated onto a silicon detector held at a high potential and counted with nearly unit efficiency. The neutrons were counted by a device with an efficiency inversely proportional to neutron velocity, which cancels the dwell time of the neutron beam in the trap. The result is $\\tau_{n} = (886.6\\pm1.2{\\rm [stat]}\\pm3.2{\\rm [sys]})$ s, which is the most precise measurement of the lifetime using an in-beam method. The systematic uncertainty is dominated by neutron counting, in particular the mass of the deposit and the $^{6}$Li({\\it{n,t}}) cross section. The measurement technique and apparatus, data analysis, and investigation of systematic uncertainties are discussed in detail.

J. S. Nico; M. S. Dewey; D. M. Gilliam; F. E. Wietfeldt; X. Fei; W. M. Snow; G. L. Greene; J. Pauwels; R. Eykens; A. Lamberty; J. Van Gestel; R. D. Scott

2004-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A High Count Rate Neutron Beam Monitor for Neutron Scattering Facilities  

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Abstract Beam monitors are an important diagnostic tool in neutron science facilities. Present beam monitors use either ionization chambers in integration mode, which are slow and have no timing information, or pulse counters which can easily be saturated by high beam intensities. At high flux neutron scattering facilities, neutron beam monitors with very low intrinsic efficiency (10-5) are presently selected to keep the counting rate within a feasible range, even when a higher efficiency would improve the counting statistics and yield a better measurement of the incident beam. In this work, we report on a high count rate neutron beam monitor. This beam monitor offers good timing with an intrinsic efficiency of 10-3 and a counting rate capability of over 1,000,000 cps without saturation.

Barnett, Amanda [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Crow, Lowell [ORNL; Diawara, Yacouba [ORNL; Hayward, J P [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Hayward, Jason P [ORNL; Menhard, Kocsis [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF); Sedov, Vladislav N [ORNL; Funk, Loren L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Packaging and qualification of single photon counting avalanche photodiode focal plane arrays  

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Avalanche Photodiode (APD) photon counting arrays are finding an increasing role in defense applications in laser radar and optical communications. As these system concepts mature, the need for reliable screening, test, ...

Verghese, Simon

440

Apparent Neutron Emissions from Polyethylene Capsules during Neutron Activation and Delayed Neutron Counting  

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At Imperial College uranium is determined at very low levels in environmental samples by delayed neutron counting. High density polyethylene capsules are used ... transfer system, from the reactor, to the neutron

R. Benzing; N. M. Baghini; B. A. Bennett…

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward whole-body optical imaging of rats using single-photon counting fluorescence tomography  

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We used single-photon counting (SPC) detection for diffuse fluorescence tomography to image nanomolar (nM) concentrations of reporter dyes through a rat. Detailed phantom data are...

Leblond, Frederic; Tichauer, Kenneth M; Holt, Robert W; El-Ghussein, Fadi; Pogue, Brian W

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated counting of cell bodies using Nissl stained cross-sectional images  

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Cell count is an important metric in neurological research. The loss in numbers of certain cells like neurons has been found to accompany not only the deterioration of important brain functions but disorders like clinical depression as well. Since...

D'Souza, Aswin Cletus

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated counting of cell bodies using Nissl stained cross-sectional images  

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Cell count is an important metric in neurological research. The loss in numbers of certain cells like neurons has been found to accompany not only the deterioration of important brain functions but disorders like clinical depression as well. Since...

D'Souza, Aswin Cletus

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling operations change gear  

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Predicts that several technological developments (e.g. measurement-while-drilling tools, computer data-gathering systems, improved drill bits, muds, downhole mud motors, and more efficient rigs) will have a major effect on drilling operations in the not-too-distant future. While several companies manufacture MWD systems and most can boast of successful runs, the major problem with the MWD system is cost. Manufacturers continue to make advances in both turbine and positive displacement mud motors. As the life span of downhole mud motors improves, these motors can economically compete with a rotary rig in drilling certain straight-hole intervals. Prototype bit designs include the use of lasers, electronic beams, flames, sparks, explosives, rocket exhaust, chains, projectiles, abrasive jets, and high-pressure erosion. Because drilling fluids are taking a large share of the drilling budget, mud engineers are trying to optimize costs, while maintaining well bore stability and increasing penetration rates. Many companies are taking the strategy of designing the simplest mud program possible and increasing additives only as needed. Air and foam drilling techniques are gaining attention. Concludes that as crude oil prices increase and the rig count begins to rebound, attention will once again turn to drilling technology and methodology.

Moore, S.D.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic ray neutron background reduction using localized coincidence veto neutron counting  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to both the apparatus and method for increasing the sensitivity of measuring the amount of radioactive material in waste by reducing the interference caused by cosmic ray generated neutrons. The apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of neutron detectors, each of the detectors including means for generating a pulse in response to the detection of a neutron; and (b) means, coupled to each of the neutrons detectors, for counting only some of the pulses from each of the detectors, whether cosmic ray or fission generated. The means for counting includes a means that, after counting one of the pulses, vetos the counting of additional pulses for a prescribed period of time. The prescribed period of time is between 50 and 200 .mu.s. In the preferred embodiment the prescribed period of time is 128 .mu.s. The veto means can be an electronic circuit which includes a leading edge pulse generator which passes a pulse but blocks any subsequent pulse for a period of between 50 and 200 .mu.s. Alternately, the veto means is a software program which includes means for tagging each of the pulses from each of the detectors for both time and position, means for counting one of the pulses from a particular position, and means for rejecting those of the pulses which originate from the particular position and in a time interval on the order of the neutron die-away time in polyethylene or other shield material. The neutron detectors are grouped in pods, preferably at least 10. The apparatus also includes means for vetoing the counting of coincidence pulses from all of the detectors included in each of the pods which are adjacent to the pod which includes the detector which produced the pulse which was counted.

Menlove, Howard O. (Los Alamos, NM); Bourret, Steven C. (Los Alamos, NM); Krick, Merlyn S. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IODP Expedition 342: Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts Week 1 Report (1-9 June 2012)  

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and pressure signals were successfully transmitted to the rig floor and recorded. After circulation was re from the hole. The bit cleared the rotary table at 0110 h ending Hole U1402A. #12;Since barrel on the rig floor and placed into split liner sections. The coring system was disassembled

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IODP Expedition 328: Cascadia Subduction Zone ACORK Observatory Site U1364 Summary  

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(VIT) was deployed to observe the bit contacting the seafloor at 1329.0 m below rig floor (mbrf to the rig floor. After jetting in the 16 inch casing and re-entry cone, our next objective was to drill a 14) mud. The drill string was recovered with the bit clearing the rotary table at 1435 hr on 14 September

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IODP Expedition 352: Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc Week 5 Report (2430 August 2014)  

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of Expedition 352 (IBM Forearc) began while pulling the drill string out of Hole U1440B. The rotary core barrel (RCB) bit cleared the seafloor at 0100 h on 24 August 2014 and was back on the rig floor at 0945 h casing at 96 mbsf. The triple combo tool string was rigged up with the Ultrasonic Borehole Imager (UBI

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The Use of WBM to Improve ROP in HTHP/Hard Rock Environments  

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on bit (WOB) and rotary speed (RPM) that are applied when drilling. These properties are dependent on the drillstring design and the available power of the drilling rig. Drillstring design has a direct effect on WOB the size and number of drill... Page VITA .......................................................................................................................... 65 vii vii LIST OF FIGURES Page Figure 1 Various Rotary Drilling Bits From Left: Tri-Cone Insert...

Kraussman, Andrew

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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To link to this article : DOI:10.1016/j.wear.2014.04.023 URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.04.023  

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-speed test rig was designed to simulate the interactions between labyrinth seals and abradable coatings enhancement, we investigated the clearance reduction between the rotary parts in air systems, the successive between a rotary seal, known as a labyrinth seal, and a turbo-engine housing coated with a sacrificial

451

This Week In Petroleum Printer-Friendly Version  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

7, 2010 (Next Release on March 24, 2010) Oil Rig Counts Increase Baker Hughes reported that the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States has recovered since the low...

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

The Boston forum is open to the public. Additional information is available at http:www.energy.govnews3197.htm. Natural Gas Rig Count: The number of rigs drilling for natural...

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Fluid dynamics kill Wyoming icicle  

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Control of a blowout in which a portion of the drill collar string was extending through the rotary table and into the derrick was compounded by ice building up on the derrick and substructure. However, the momentum kill procedure proved successful. Topics considered in this paper include oil wells, natural gas wells, sleeves, rotary drills, drilling rigs, fluid mechanics, occupational safety, blowouts, drill pipes, rotary drilling, ice removal, and freezing.

Grace, R.D.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » June 2013 Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Ionic liquids found to behave differently than expected. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of J. N. Israelachvili Cartoon depicting how the ionic liquid molecules arrange in electrically charged interfaces (not to scale). The green shading represents the 99.98%

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)"  

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

Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)" Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1391_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1391_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:06 PM"

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)"  

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

Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)" Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1393_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1393_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:34 PM"

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights | Department of  

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights July 20, 2010 - 1:53pm Addthis Installed next to an original streetlight, a new LED unit (right) emits a whiter light in addition to saving energy. | Photo courtesy of the city of Altoona, Pa. That's why their first priority after receiving a $205,700 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) was to replace 169 downtown streetlights with energy-efficient LED units. Funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project also gives Altoona a much brighter appearance when the sun goes down.The city of Altoona, Pa. can trace 85 percent of its energy costs back to one area: lights. "Downtown sure looks different with all of that white LED light," says Lee

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights | Department of  

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights July 20, 2010 - 1:53pm Addthis Installed next to an original streetlight, a new LED unit (right) emits a whiter light in addition to saving energy. | Photo courtesy of the city of Altoona, Pa. That's why their first priority after receiving a $205,700 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) was to replace 169 downtown streetlights with energy-efficient LED units. Funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project also gives Altoona a much brighter appearance when the sun goes down.The city of Altoona, Pa. can trace 85 percent of its energy costs back to one area: lights. "Downtown sure looks different with all of that white LED light," says Lee

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New detector array improves neutron count capability at HFIR's Bio-SANS |  

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Bio-SANS neutron count capability improves Bio-SANS neutron count capability improves New detector array improves neutron count capability at HFIR's Bio-SANS Agatha Bardoel - June 29, 2012 Bio-SANS team that worked on installation of the new detector system. Front row, left to right: Doug Selby, Steve Hicks, Shuo Qian, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Kathy Bailey, Amy Black Jones, and Derrick Williams. Back row, left to right: Ed Blackburn, John Palatinus, William Brad O'Dell, Mike Humphreys, Justin Beal, Ken Littrell, Greg Jones, Kevin Berry, Volker Urban, Randy Summers, and Ron Maples. Bio-SANS, the Biological Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument at HFIR recently had a detector upgrade that will provide significantly improved performance that is more in line with the instrument's capability. Shorter experiment times are expected, which means more experiments can be

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

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's  

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The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

Stucki, D; Stefanov, A; Zbinden, H; Rarity, J G; Wall, T; Stucki, Damien; Ribordy, Gr\\'{e}goire; Stefanov, Andr\\'{e}; Zbinden, Hugo; Rarity, John G.; Wall, Tom

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's  

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The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

Damien Stucki; Grégoire Ribordy; André Stefanov; Hugo Zbinden; John G. Rarity; Tom Wall

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for temperature correction and expanded count rate of inorganic scintillation detectors  

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The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with incident radiation, creates light pulse signals. A photoreceiver processes the light pulse signals to current signals. Temperature correction circuitry that uses a fast light component signal, a slow light component signal, and the temperature signal from the temperature sensor to corrected an inorganic scintillation detector signal output and expanded the count rate.

Ianakiev, Kiril D. (Los Alamos, NM); Hsue, Sin Tao (Santa Fe, NM); Browne, Michael C. (Los Alamos, NM); Audia, Jeffrey M. (Abiquiu, NM)

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting Individual Ca41 Atoms with a Magneto-Optical Trap  

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Atom trap trace analysis, a novel method based upon laser trapping and cooling, is used to count individual atoms of Ca41 present in biomedical samples with isotopic abundance levels between 10-8 and 10-10. The method is calibrated against resonance ionization mass spectrometry, demonstrating good agreement between the two methods. The present system has a counting efficiency of 2×10-7. Within 1 h of observation time, its 3-? detection limit on the isotopic abundance of Ca41 reaches 4.5×10-10.

I. D. Moore; K. Bailey; J. Greene; Z.-T. Lu; P. Müller; T. P. O’Connor; Ch. Geppert; K. D. A. Wendt; L. Young

2004-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of iron-oxide-carbon composites: part II. Rates of reduction of composite pellets in a rotary hearth furnace simulator  

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A new ironmaking concept is being proposed that involves the combination of a rotary hearth furnace (RHF) with an iron-bath smelter. The RHF makes use of iron-oxide-carbon composite pellets as the charge material and the final product is direct-reduced iron (DRI) in the solid or molten state. This part of the research includes the development of a reactor that simulated the heat transfer in an RHF. The external heat-transport and high heating rates were simulated by means of infrared (IR) emitting lamps. The reaction rates were measured by analyzing the off-gas and computing both the amount of CO and CO{sub 2} generated and the degree of reduction. The reduction times were found to be comparable to the residence times observed in industrial RHFs. Both artificial ferric oxide (PAH) and naturally occurring hematite and taconite ores were used as the sources of iron oxide. Coal char and devolatilized wood charcoal were the reductants. Wood charcoal appeared to be a faster reductant than coal char. However, in the PAH-containing pellets, the reverse was found to be true because of heat-transfer limitations. For the same type of reductant, hematite-containing pellets were observed to reduce faster than taconite-containing pellets because of the development of internal porosity due to cracking and fissure formation during the Fe2O{sub 3}-to-Fe3O{sub 4} transition. This is, however, absent during the reduction of taconite, which is primarily Fe3O{sub 4}. The PAH-wood-charcoal pellets were found to undergo a significant amount of swelling at low-temperature conditions, which impeded the external heat transport to the lower layers. If the average degree of reduction targeted in an RHF is reduced from 95 to approximately 70 pct by coupling the RHF with a bath smelter, the productivity of the RHF can be enhanced 1.5 to 2 times. The use of a two- or three-layer bed was found to be superior to that of a single layer, for higher productivities.

Halder, S.; Fruehan, R.J. [Praxair Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Praxair Technological Center

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Onefold photoelectron-counting statistics for non-Gaussian light: scattering from an arbitrary number of weak scatterers  

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The onefold photoelectron-counting statistics (e.g., probability distribution and moments) are obtained when the physical system under study contains an arbitrary number of...

Barakat, Richard

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High counting rates of x-ray photon detection using APD detectors on synchrotron machines  

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In this work we show the results of 10 x 10 mm{sup 2} Si-APD detector's test with guard ring detecting x-rays. The result of mapping surface is also exhibited. We show and discuss the difficulty of single photon detection in high counting rate experiments in synchrotrons machines.

Kakuno, E. M.; Giacomolli, B. A.; Scorzato, C. R. [Universidade Federal do Pampa - UNIPAMPA-Bage, 96413-170 (Brazil); Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron - LNLS, 13086-100 (Brazil)

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement  

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A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement Papageorgas P.1.g. confocal microscopy), air pollution optical measurements, laser sounding of the atmosphere for the in situ quantitative monitoring of up to five air pollutants simultaneously and one calibration channel

Athens, University of

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A Study of Expected Loss Rates in the Counting of Particles from Pulsed Sources  

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...research-article A Study of Expected Loss Rates in the Counting of Particles...Westcott The use in nuclear physics of accelerators giving a pulsed...some calculations on the loss rates to be expected. It is desirable...following the detailed analysis may pass directly from the end of section...

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in Texas youth livestock exhibition and County Extension agent perceptions and adoption of quality counts  

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the comparison, market livestock projects have increased by 7.06% since 2000. Beef cattle and goats have increased, while sheep and swine have slightly decreased. Roughly a third of Texas counties will be utilizing the Quality Counts curriculum during the year...

Coufal, Dustin Wayne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SMART OCEANS BC Media Backgrounder From sensors to decisions when seconds count  

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SMART OCEANS BC ­ Media Backgrounder From sensors to decisions ­ when seconds count Introduction Oceans 2.0 and high speed, real-time analytics to monitor the #12;hundreds of sensors. Funding for Smart to develop fast event detection and enable a mobile Oceans 2.0 for use in geographically remote sensor

Pedersen, Tom

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS INVOLVING > NASTRAN/ANSYS > MATLAb > LabVIEW #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE IN A SPECIALIZED FIELD? DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF YOUR PROJECT, YOU CAN CHOOSE A CANDIDATE SPECIALIZING IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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14 MHz rate photon counting with room temperature InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes  

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14 MHz rate photon counting with room temperature InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes PAUL L. VOSS based on InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes for use at 1.55 mm wavelength. Operation at room temperature at the above wavelengths for conventional high light-level measurements with PIN or ava- lanche photodiodes

Köprülü, Kahraman Güçlü

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Modeling the Dependence of Tropical Storm Counts in the North Atlantic Basin on Climate Indices  

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The authors analyze and model time series of annual counts of tropical storms lasting more than 2 days in the North Atlantic basin and U.S. landfalling tropical storms over the period 1878–2008 in relation to different climate indices. The ...

Gabriele Villarini; Gabriel A. Vecchi; James A. Smith

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for Whole Body Counting  

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This report describes the April 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for whole body counting. The source used for the calibration was a NIST traceable BOMAB manufactured by DOE as INL2006 BOMAB containing Eu-154, Eu-155, Eu-152, Sb-125 and Y-88 with energies from 27 keV to 1836 keV with a reference date of 11/29/2006. The actual usable energy range was 86.5 keV to 1597 keV on 4/21/2011. The BOMAB was constructed inside the Accuscan II counting 'tub' in the order of legs, thighs, abdomen, thorax/arms, neck, and head. Each piece was taped to the backwall of the counter. The arms were taped to the thorax. The phantom was constructed between the v-ridges on the backwall of the Accuscan II counter. The energy and efficiency calibrations were performed using the INL2006 BOMAB. The calibrations were performed with the detectors in the scanning mode. This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for whole body counting and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of the Accuscan II IN Vivo System for High Energy Lung Counting  

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This report describes the April 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for high energy lung counting. The source used for the calibration was a NIST traceable lung set manufactured at the University of Cincinnati UCLL43AMEU & UCSL43AMEU containing Am-241 and Eu-152 with energies from 26 keV to 1408 keV. The lung set was used in conjunction with a Realistic Torso phantom. The phantom was placed on the RMC II counting table (with pins removed) between the v-ridges on the backwall of the Accuscan II counter. The top of the detector housing was positioned perpendicular to the junction of the phantom clavicle with the sternum. This position places the approximate center line of the detector housing with the center of the lungs. The energy and efficiency calibrations were performed using a Realistic Torso phantom (Appendix I) and the University of Cincinnati lung set. This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for high energy lung counting and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Ovard R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NATURAL RADIONUCLIDES MEASUREMENTS IN DRINKING WATER BY LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTING. METHODS AND RESULTS  

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to dose evaluation, namely gross alpha and beta activity, uranium and radium isotopes content. For tritium activity and uranium isotope concentration have been measured. A Quantulus-Wallac scintillation counter hasNATURAL RADIONUCLIDES MEASUREMENTS IN DRINKING WATER BY LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTING. METHODS

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The Challenges of Getting To Mars: Launching Curiosity Status check to proceed with terminal count.  

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count. Atlas systems, propulsion. Go! Hydraulics. Go! Pneumatics. Go! LO2. Go! Water. Go! Centaur! Facility. Go! RFFTS. Go! Flight control. Go! Instrumentation. Go! Comm. Go! VCQ. Go! Umbilicals. Go! UCS that we're using, the Atlas 5-541. This is the first flight of a 541 launch vehicle. What we do is we

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The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Playing With the Election Rules September 30, 2004  

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by small manipulations of the rules. This year in Ohio and Colorado, two key battlegrounds, the secretaries. There is no reason to do that. This rule could void many votes. There will be a flood of first-time voters this year Count: Playing With the Election Rules the rule in court. In Colorado, Secretary of State Donetta

Rivest, Ronald L.

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Online Speed Scaling Based on Active Job Count to Minimize Flow plus Energy  

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Online Speed Scaling Based on Active Job Count to Minimize Flow plus Energy Tak-Wah Lam Lap-Kei Lee research on online job scheduling has gradually taken speed scaling and energy usage into consideration algorithms that aim at minimizing the total flow time plus energy usage. The results are divided into two

Wong, Prudence W.H.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS ·Integrationofbiomedicaltechnologiesinhospitalsettings KEY TOOLS MASTERED: > C/C++ > LabVIEW > MATLAB > AutoCAD(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) > PSPICE(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, August 18, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, August 10, 2011) Natural gas prices fell across the board this week, likely in response to cooling temperatures as well as weak economic news. The Henry Hub spot price fell 17 cents from $4.26 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday, August 3, to $4.09 per MMBtu yesterday, August 10. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month contract (September 2011) fell by $0.087 per MMBtu, from $4.090 last Wednesday to $4.003 yesterday. Working natural gas in storage was 2,783 Bcf as of Friday, August 5, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 8, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, August 4, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, July 27, 2011) As last weekÂ’s Eastern heat wave subsided, natural gas prices declined at market locations across the lower 48 States. The spot price at the Henry Hub decreased 18 cents from $4.64 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday, July 20, to $4.46 per MMBtu yesterday, July 27. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month futures contract (August 2011) decreased from $4.500 per MMBtu to $4.370 per MMBtu. Working natural gas in storage rose to 2,714 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of Friday, July 22, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, July 20, 2011) Responding to extremely hot weather this week, natural gas prices moved up at market locations across the lower 48 States. The spot price at the Henry Hub increased 21 cents from $4.43 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday, July 13, to $4.64 per MMBtu yesterday, July 20. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month futures contract (August 2011) increased from $4.403 per MMBtu to $4.500 per MMBtu. Working natural gas in storage rose to 2,671 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of Friday, July 15, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, September 21, 2011) Natural gas spot prices declined at most market locations across the United States, as moderate temperatures led to declines in demand. Prices at the Henry Hub fell from $4.01 per MMBtu last Wednesday, September 14, to $3.78 per MMBtu yesterday. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month futures contract (October 2011) dropped from $4.039 per MMBtu last Wednesday to $3.73 per MMBtu yesterday. Working natural gas in storage rose to 3,201 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of Friday, September 16, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, July 20, 2011) Responding to extremely hot weather this week, natural gas prices moved up at market locations across the lower 48 States. The spot price at the Henry Hub increased 21 cents from $4.43 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday, July 13, to $4.64 per MMBtu yesterday, July 20. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month futures contract (August 2011) increased from $4.403 per MMBtu to $4.500 per MMBtu. Working natural gas in storage rose to 2,671 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of Friday, July 15, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update, Printer-Friendly Version  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, August 18, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, August 10, 2011) Natural gas prices fell across the board this week, likely in response to cooling temperatures as well as weak economic news. The Henry Hub spot price fell 17 cents from $4.26 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday, August 3, to $4.09 per MMBtu yesterday, August 10. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month contract (September 2011) fell by $0.087 per MMBtu, from $4.090 last Wednesday to $4.003 yesterday. Working natural gas in storage was 2,783 Bcf as of Friday, August 5, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, June 30, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Natural Gas Transportation Update Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, June 22, 2011) Natural gas prices fell slightly at most market locations from Wednesday, June 15 to Wednesday, June 22. The Henry Hub price fell 10 cents from $4.52 per million Btu (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $4.42 per MMBtu yesterday. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the July 2011 near-month futures contract fell by 26 cents, or about 6 percent, from $4.58 last Wednesday to $4.32 yesterday. Working natural gas in storage rose to 2,354 this week, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. 2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Next Release: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Overview Prices Storage Other Market Trends Overview (For the Week Ending Wednesday, September 21, 2011) Natural gas spot prices declined at most market locations across the United States, as moderate temperatures led to declines in demand. Prices at the Henry Hub fell from $4.01 per MMBtu last Wednesday, September 14, to $3.78 per MMBtu yesterday. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of the near-month futures contract (October 2011) dropped from $4.039 per MMBtu last Wednesday to $3.73 per MMBtu yesterday. Working natural gas in storage rose to 3,201 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of Friday, September 16, according to EIAÂ’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes

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Fundamental Aeronautics Subsonic Rotary Wing  

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services to society, including emergency medical and rescue services, security patrols, off-shore oil

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Computational Reality XV Rotary viscometer  

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by applied forces on the surface and any volumetric forces, like gravitation or electromagnetic field proposed an apparent viscosity depending on the aforementioned component, d12, given by a power law: 12 = µ

Berlin,Technische Universität

492

Conveyor with rotary airlock apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is comprised of an apparatus for transferring objects from a first region to a second region, the first and second regions having differing atmospheric environments. The apparatus includes a shell having an entrance and an exit, a conveyer belt running through the shell from the entrance to the exit, and a horizontally mounted `revolving door` with at least four vanes revolving about its axis. The inner surface of the shell and the top surface of the conveyer belt act as opposing walls of the `revolving door`. The conveyer belt dips as it passes under but against the revolving vanes so as not to interfere with them but to engage at least two of the vanes and define thereby a moving chamber. Preferably, the conveyer belt has ridges or grooves on its surface that engage the edges of the vanes and act to rotate the vane assembly. Conduits are provided that communicate with the interior of the shell and allow the adjustment of the atmosphere of the moving chamber or recovery of constituents of the atmosphere of the first region from the moving chamber before they escape to the second region.

Kronbert, J.W.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary powder feed through apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device for increasing the uniformity of solids within a solids fabrication system, such as a direct light fabrication (DLF) system in which gas entrained powders are passed through the focal point of a moving high-power light which fuses the particles in the powder to a surface being built up in layers. The invention provides a feed through interface wherein gas entrained powders input from stationary input lines are coupled to a rotating head of the fabrication system. The invention eliminates the need to provide additional slack in the feed lines to accommodate head rotation, and therefore reduces feed line bending movements which induce non-uniform feeding of gas entrained powder to a rotating head.

Lewis, Gary K. (Los Alamos, NM); Less, Richard M. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of energy weighting using an energy discriminating photon counting detector for breast CT  

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Purpose: Breast CT is an emerging imaging technique that can portray the breast in 3D and improve visualization of important diagnostic features. Early clinical studies have suggested that breast CT has sufficient spatial and contrast resolution for accurate detection of masses and microcalcifications in the breast, reducing structural overlap that is often a limiting factor in reading mammographic images. For a number of reasons, image quality in breast CT may be improved by use of an energy resolving photon counting detector. In this study, the authors investigate the improvements in image quality obtained when using energy weighting with an energy resolving photon counting detector as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector.Methods: Using computer simulation, realistic CT images of multiple breast phantoms were generated. The simulation modeled a prototype breast CT system using an amorphous silicon (a-Si), CsI based energy integrating detector with different x-ray spectra, and a hypothetical, ideal CZT based photon counting detector with capability of energy discrimination. Three biological signals of interest were modeled as spherical lesions and inserted into breast phantoms; hydroxyapatite (HA) to represent microcalcification, infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC), and iodine enhanced infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IIDC). Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of these three lesions was measured from the CT reconstructions. In addition, a psychophysical study was conducted to evaluate observer performance in detecting microcalcifications embedded into a realistic anthropomorphic breast phantom.Results: In the energy range tested, improvements in SNR with a photon counting detector using energy weighting was higher (than the energy integrating detector method) by 30%–63% and 4%–34%, for HA and IDC lesions and 12%–30% (with Al filtration) and 32%–38% (with Ce filtration) for the IIDC lesion, respectively. The average area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for detection of microcalcifications was higher by greater than 19% (for the different energy weighting methods tested) as compared to the AUC obtained with an energy integrating detector.Conclusions: This study showed that breast CT with a CZT photon counting detector using energy weighting can provide improvements in pixel SNR, and detectability of microcalcifications as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector. Since a number of degrading physical factors were not modeled into the photon counting detector, this improvement should be considered as an upper bound on achievable performance.

Kalluri, Kesava S. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Mahd, Mufeed [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Glick, Stephen J. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The hybrid SZ power spectrum: Combining cluster counts and SZ fluctuations to probe gas physics  

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Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect from a cosmological distribution of clusters carry information on the underlying cosmology as well as the cluster gas physics. In order to study either cosmology or clusters one needs to break the degeneracies between the two. We present a toy model showing how complementary informations from SZ power spectrum and the SZ flux counts, both obtained from upcoming SZ cluster surveys, can be used to mitigate the strong cosmological influence (especially that of sigma_8) on the SZ fluctuations. Once the strong dependence of the cluster SZ power spectrum on sigma_8 is diluted, the cluster power spectrum can be used as a tool in studying cluster gas structure and evolution. The method relies on the ability to write the Poisson contribution to the SZ power spectrum in terms the observed SZ flux counts. We test the toy model by applying the idea to simulations of SZ surveys.

J. M. Diego; Subhabrata Majumdar

2004-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristic Count Rate Profiles for a Rotating Modulator Gamma-Ray Imager  

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Rotating modulation is a technique for indirect imaging in the hard x-ray and soft gamma-ray energy bands, which may offer an advantage over coded aperture imaging at high energies. A rotating modulator (RM) consists of a single mask of co-planar parallel slats typically spaced equidistance apart, suspended above an array of circular non-imaging detectors. The mask rotates, temporally modulating the transmitted image of the object scene. The measured count rate profiles of each detector are folded modulo the mask rotational period, and the object scene is reconstructed using pre-determined characteristic modulation profiles. The use of Monte Carlo simulation to derive the characteristic count rate profiles is accurate but computationally expensive; an analytic approach is preferred for its speed of computation. We present both the standard and a new advanced characteristic formula describing the modulation pattern of the RM; the latter is a more robust description of the instrument response developed as part ...

Budden, Brent S; Case, Gary L; Cherry, Michael L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-calibration of cluster dark energy studies: Counts in cells  

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Cluster number counts can constrain the properties of dark energy if and only if the evolution in the relationship between observable quantities and the cluster mass can be calibrated. Next generation surveys with ?104 clusters will have sufficient statistics to enable some degree of self-calibration. The excess variance of counts due to the clustering of clusters provides such an opportunity and can be measured from the survey without additional observational cost. It can minimize the degradation in dark energy constraints due to an unknown power-law evolution in the mass-observable relation improving constraints on the dark energy equation of state by a factor of 2 or more to ?(w)=0.06 for a deep 4000 deg2 survey.

Marcos Lima and Wayne Hu

2004-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Powered by NERSC, A Database of Billions of Genes and Counting!  

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Powered by NERSC, a Powered by NERSC, a Database of Billions of Genes and Counting! Powered by NERSC, a Database of Billions of Genes and Counting! With More than a Billion Microbial genes, IMG/M Breaks a Record January 26, 2012 | Tags: Joint Genome Institute Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 IMG/M team celebrates the recording of 1 billionth gene. Microbes are microscopic organisms that live in every nook and cranny of our planet. Without them, plants wouldn't grow, garbage wouldn't decay, humans wouldn't digest food, and there would literally be no life on Earth, or at least as we know it. By examining the genetic makeup of these "bugs," scientists hope to understand how they work, and how they can be used to solve a variety of important problems like identifying new

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration  

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Title Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2011 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., and Federico Noris Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Particulate matter (PM) is a contaminant of concern in many indoor environments, including residential and commercial buildings. Health guidelines for exposure to particles are in units of mass concentrations. Relative to time-integrated mass measurements collected on filters, real-time particle counters are less time-consuming to operate. Studies found reasonable correlation between these two measurement techniques, but agreement may vary in different sampling environments, and depends on the instruments used. We performed a side-by-side comparison of particle counts and mass concentrations estimated by three types of real-time instruments: MetOne BT-637 optical particle counter (OPC), TSI DustTrak aerosol monitor, and TSI aerodynamic particle sizer (APS) spectrometer. In addition to these real-time instruments, time-integrated particle mass was also collected using PM2.5 and PM10 Personal Environmental Monitors (PEMs) manufactured by SKC. Sampling was conducted for two consecutive days in an occupied single-family house in Berkeley, California. Concentration profiles had similar trends, with DustTraks reporting higher particle mass concentrations, partially explained by the density value assumed in the calibration. We made assumptions for particle size and density to calculate the PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations for the MetOne and APS, and compared with the filter-based measurements. Despite uncertainties and assumptions, there was generally good agreement for the different methods.

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Counts-in-Cylinders in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with Comparisons to N-Body  

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Environmental statistics provide a necessary means of comparing the properties of galaxies in different environments and a vital test of models of galaxy formation within the prevailing, hierarchical cosmological model. We explore counts-in-cylinders, a common statistic defined as the number of companions of a particular galaxy found within a given projected radius and redshift interval. Galaxy distributions with the same two-point correlation functions do not necessarily have the same companion count distributions. We use this statistic to examine the environments of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 4. We also make preliminary comparisons to four models for the spatial distributions of galaxies, based on N-body simulations, and data from SDSS DR4 to study the utility of the counts-in-cylinders statistic. There is a very large scatter between the number of companions a galaxy has and the mass of its parent dark matter halo and the halo occupation, limiting the utility of this statistic for certain kinds of environmental studies. We also show that prevalent, empirical models of galaxy clustering that match observed two- and three-point clustering statistics well fail to reproduce some aspects of the observed distribution of counts-in-cylinders on 1, 3 and 6-h{sup -1}Mpc scales. All models that we explore underpredict the fraction of galaxies with few or no companions in 3 and 6-h{sup -1} Mpc cylinders. Roughly 7% of galaxies in the real universe are significantly more isolated within a 6 h{sup -1} Mpc cylinder than the galaxies in any of the models we use. Simple, phenomenological models that map galaxies to dark matter halos fail to reproduce high-order clustering statistics in low-density environments.

Berrier, Heather D.; Barton, Elizabeth J.; /UC, Irvine; Berrier, Joel C.; /Arkansas U.; Bullock, James S.; /UC, Irvine; Zentner, Andrew R.; /Pittsburgh U.; Wechsler, Risa H. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z