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Coca-Cola Refreshments Class 8 Diesel Electric Hybrid Tractor Evaluation: 13-Month Final Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Coca-Cola Refreshments Coca-Cola Refreshments Class 8 Diesel Electric Hybrid Tractor Evaluation: 13-Month Final Report K. Walkowicz, M. Lammert, and P. Curran Technical Report NREL/TP-5400-53502 August 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Coca-Cola Refreshments Class 8 Diesel Electric Hybrid Tractor Evaluation: 13-Month Final Report K. Walkowicz, M. Lammert, and P. Curran Prepared under Task No. FC08.3000 Technical Report NREL/TP-5400-53502 August 2012 NOTICE

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Coca-Cola Refreshments Class 8 Diesel Electric Hybrid Tractor Evaluation: 13-Month Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This 13-month evaluation used five Kenworth T370 hybrid tractors and five Freightliner M2106 standard diesel tractors at a Coca Cola Refreshments facility in Miami, Florida. The primary objective was to evaluate the fuel economy, emissions, and operational field performance of hybrid electric vehicles when compared to similar-use conventional diesel vehicles. A random dispatch system ensures the vehicles are used in a similar manner. GPS logging, fueling, and maintenance records and laboratory dynamometer testing are used to evaluate the performance of these hybrid tractors. Both groups drive similar duty cycles with similar kinetic intensity (0.95 vs. 0.69), average speed (20.6 vs. 24.3 mph), and stops per mile (1.9 vs. 1.5). The study demonstrated the hybrid group had a 13.7% fuel economy improvement over the diesel group. Laboratory fuel economy and field fuel economy study showed similar trends along the range of KI and stops per mile. Hybrid maintenance costs were 51% lower per mile; hybrid fuel costs per mile were 12% less than for the diesels; and hybrid vehicle total cost of operation per mile was 24% less than the cost of operation for the diesel group.

Walkowicz, K.; Lammert, M.; Curran, P.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microhole Drilling Tractor Technology Development  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to increase the U.S. energy reserves and lower costs for finding and retrieving oil, the USDOE created a solicitation to encourage industry to focus on means to operate in small diameter well-Microhole. Partially in response to this solicitation and because Western Well Tool's (WWT) corporate objective to develop small diameter coiled tubing drilling tractor, WWT responded to and was awarded a contract to design, prototype, shop test, and field demonstrate a Microhole Drilling Tractor (MDT). The benefit to the oil industry and the US consumer from the project is that with the MDT's ability to facilitate Coiled Tubing drilled wells to be 1000-3000 feet longer horizontally, US brown fields can be more efficiently exploited resulting in fewer wells, less environmental impact, greater and faster oil recovery, and lower drilling costs. Shortly after award of the contract, WWT was approached by a major oil company that strongly indicated that the specified size of a tractor of 3.0 inches diameter was inappropriate and that immediate applications for a 3.38-inch diameter tractor would substantially increase the usefulness of the tool to the oil industry. Based on this along with an understanding with the oil company to use the tractor in multiple field applications, WWT applied for and was granted a no-cost change-of-scope contract amendment to design, manufacture, assemble, shop test and field demonstrate a prototype a 3.38 inch diameter MDT. Utilizing existing WWT tractor technology and conforming to an industry developed specification for the tool, the Microhole Drilling Tractor was designed. Specific features of the MDT that increase it usefulness are: (1) Operation on differential pressure of the drilling fluid, (2) On-Off Capability, (3) Patented unique gripping elements (4) High strength and flexibility, (5) Compatibility to existing Coiled Tubing drilling equipment and operations. The ability to power the MDT with drilling fluid results in a highly efficient tool that both delivers high level of force for the pressure available and inherently increases downhole reliability because parts are less subject to contamination. The On-Off feature is essential to drilling to allow the Driller to turn off the tractor and pull back while circulating in cleanout runs that keep the hole clean of drilling debris. The gripping elements have wide contact surfaces to the formation to allow high loads without damage to the formation. As part of the development materials evaluations were conducted to verify compatibility with anticipated drilling and well bore fluids. Experiments demonstrated that the materials of the tractor are essentially undamaged by exposure to typical drilling fluids used for horizontal coiled tubing drilling. The design for the MDT was completed, qualified vendors identified, parts procured, received, inspected, and a prototype was assembled. As part of the assembly process, WWT prepared Manufacturing instructions (MI) that detail the assembly process and identify quality assurance inspection points. Subsequent to assembly, functional tests were performed. Functional tests consisted of placing the MDT on jack stands, connecting a high pressure source to the tractor, and verifying On-Off functions, walking motion, and operation over a range of pressures. Next, the Shop Demonstration Test was performed. An existing WWT test fixture was modified to accommodate operation of the 3.38 inch diameter MDT. The fixture simulated the tension applied to a tractor while walking (pulling) inside 4.0 inch diameter pipe. The MDT demonstrated: (1) On-off function, (2) Pulling forces proportional to available differential pressure up to 4000 lbs, (3) Walking speeds to 1100 ft/hour. A field Demonstration of the MDT was arranged with a major oil company operating in Alaska. A demonstration well with a Measured Depth of approximately 15,000 ft was selected; however because of problems with the well drilling was stopped before the planned MDT usage. Alternatively, functional and operational tests were run with the MDT insi

Western Well Tool

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Test, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Practical Devices/Systems to Reduce Aerodynamic Drag of Tractor/Semitrailer Combination Unit Trucks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Class 8 heavy-duty trucks account for over three-quarters of the total diesel fuel used by commercial trucks (trucks with GVWRs more than 10,000 pounds) in the United States each year. At the highway speeds at which these trucks travel (i.e., 60 mph or greater), aerodynamic drag is a major part of total horsepower needed to move the truck down the highway, Reductions in aerodynamic drag can yield measurable benefits in fuel economy through the use of relatively inexpensive and simple devices. The goal of this project was to examine a number of aerodynamic drag reduction devices and systems and determine their effectiveness in reducing aerodynamic drag of Class 8 tractor/semitrailer combination-units, thus contributing to DOE's goal of reducing transportation petroleum use. The project team included major heavy truck manufacturers in the United States, along with the management and industry expertise of the Truck Manufacturers Association as the lead investigative organization. The Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) is the national trade association representing the major North American manufacturers of Class 6-8 trucks (GVWRs over 19,500 lbs). Four major truck manufacturers participated in this project with TMA: Freightliner LLC; International Truck and Engine Corporation; Mack Trucks Inc.; and Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. Together, these manufacturers represent over three-quarters of total Class 8 truck sales in the United States. These four manufacturers pursued complementary research efforts as part of this project. The project work was separated into two phases conducted over a two-year period. In Phase I, candidate aerodynamic devices and systems were screened to focus research and development attention on devices that offered the most potential. This was accomplished using full-size vehicle tests, scale model tests, and computational fluid dynamics analyses. In Phase II, the most promising devices were installed on full-size trucks and their effect on fuel economy was determined, either through on-road testing or full-size wind tunnel testing. All of the manufacturers worked with devices and systems that offer practical solutions to reduce aerodynamic drag, accounting for functionality, durability, cost effectiveness, reliability, and maintainability. The project team members and their roles and responsibilities are shown in Figure 2-1. Figure 2-2 shows the Phase I and II project schedules for all four projects and associated management activities.

Scott Smith; Karla Younessi; Matt Markstaller; Dan Schlesinger; Bhaskar Bhatnagar; Donald Smith; Bruno Banceu; Ron Schoon; V.K. Sharma; Mark Kachmarsky; Srikant Ghantae; Michael Sorrels; Conal Deedy; Justin Clark; Skip Yeakel; Michael D. Laughlin; Charlotte Seigler; Sidney Diamond

2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Yard Tractor Next Generation Recommendations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diesel-powered tractors that pull containers and cargo are used extensively in ports, warehouses, and other applications to shuttle cargo trailers from point to point within the confines of a specific facility, terminal, or yard. Often called yard tractors, yard hostlers, or terminal tractors, these vehicles are of a specific design with a single driver compartment and a fifth wheel that can be raised and lowered. These widely used yard tractors are unique to the cargo ...

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions and efficiency of agricultural diesels using low-proof ethanol as supplement fuel. [Tractor engines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental investigations were made to evaluate the potential of using low-proof ethanol to supplement diesel fuel in agricultural engines. Fumigation, mechanical emulsification, and chemical emulsifiers were used to introduce a significant amount of alcohol with diesel fuel for engine operation. A total of five diesel tractor engines were tested using each of the fuel systems. Exhaust products and fuel usage were determined at various engine speed/load conditions. 5 references, 12 figures, 14 tables.

Allsup, J.R.; Clingenpeel, J.M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better than blasting for blackwells. [Tractor-mounted ripper  

SciTech Connect

On opencasting, quarrying and rock removal generally, a tractor-mounted ripper is usually felt to be safer and quieter than drilling and blasting with high explosive. Helped by Newram Plant Limited, C.A. Blackwell (Contracts) Limited are seeing if this really is so and if ripping also has any economic and performance advantages.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A System for Semi-Autonomous Tractor Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tractors are the workhorses of the modern farm. By automating these machines, we can increase the productivity, improve safety, and reduce costs for many agricultural operations. Many researchers have tested computer-controlled machines for farming, ... Keywords: agricultural robots, obstacle detection, path tracking, position estimation, sensor fusion

Anthony Stentz; Cristian Dima; Carl Wellington; Herman Herman; David Stager

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Yard Tractor: Performance Characterization Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diesel-powered tractors, called yard tractors, are used to shuttle cargo trailers from point to point within the confines of a port facility, terminal, or yard. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) yard tractor design was proposed as a way to reduce operation emissions and diesel fuel use. In 2007, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) began work on the design and construction of a first-of-a-kind PHEV yard tractor. In 2009, Southern California Edison (SCE) tested the completed PHEV yard trac...

2012-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Research of Speed Ratio Matching Strategies of Hydro-Mechanical Continuously Variable Transmission System for Tractor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To realize the optimal power and best fuel economy performance of engine, the speed ratio matching strategies of tractor with hydro-mechanical continuously variable transmission (HMCVT) system are studied. The engine output torque model and fuel consumption ... Keywords: Tractor, Hydro-mechanical continuously variable transmission, Speed ratio, Matching strategies

Liyou Xu; Zhili Zhou; Fuyi Cao; Mingzhu Zhang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CO{sub 2} Laser Ablation Propulsion Tractor Beams  

SciTech Connect

Manipulation of objects at a distance has already been achieved with no small measure of success in the realm of microscopic objects on the scale size of nanometers to micrometers in applications including laser trapping and laser tweezers. However, there has been relatively little effort to apply such remote control to macroscopic systems. A space tractor beam could be applied to a wide range of applications, including removal of orbital debris, facilitation of spacecraft docking, adjustment of satellite attitude or orbital position, etc. In this paper, an ablative laser propulsion tractor beam is demonstrated based on radiation from a CO{sub 2} laser. Cooperative, layered polymer targets were used for remote impulse generation using a CO{sub 2} laser. The use of a structured ablatant enabling switching between thrust directional parity (i.e., forward or reverse) and imparting torque to a remote target. Fluence-dependent results are presented in the context of polymer ablation modeling work and with consideration of confined ablation effects.

Sinko, John E. [Micro-Nano Global Center of Excellence, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 (Japan); Schlecht, Clifford A. [Institute for Materials and Complexity, Saint Louis, MO 63112 (United States)

2010-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Hybrid and Lithium Technology Corporation GAIA Battery: Initial System Characterization for the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Yard Tractor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diesel-powered tractors, called yard tractors, are used to shuttle cargo trailers from point to point within the confines of a port facility, terminal, or yard. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) yard tractor design was proposed as a way to reduce operation emissions and diesel fuel use. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has designed and constructed a first-of-a-kind PHEV yard tractor. Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Electric Vehicle Technical Center performed PHEV yard tractor bat...

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recognizing the lack of operational data on alternative fuel heavy-truck trucks, NREL contracted with the Trucking Research Institute (TRI) in 1994 to obtain a cooperative agreement with Liquid Carbonic. The purpose of this agreement was to (1) purchase and operate liquid natural gas- (LNG-) powered heavy-duty tractor-trailers with prototype Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) Series 60 natural gas (S60G) engines in over-the-road commercial service applications; and (2) collect and provide operational data to DDC to facilitate the on-road prototype development of the engine and to NREL for the Alternative Fuels Data Center. The vehicles operated from August 1994 through April of 1997 and led to a commercially available, emissions-certified S60G in 1998. This report briefly documents the engine development, the operational characteristics of LNG, and the lessons learned during the project.

Liquid Carbonic, Inc. and Trucking Research Institute

1999-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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eGSE America Electric Baggage Tow Tractor (EBTT) Technical Specificati...  

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9204 1.0 SCOPE: This document outlines the design and performance requirements for a battery- powered electric tow tractor for the handling of baggage or cargo trailers in...

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Study on Matching Strategies and Simulation of Hydro-mechanical Continuously Variable Transmission System of Tractor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the engine output torque model and fuel consumption model are established based on engine test results. The engine rotary speed feature denotes the relationship between the engine rotary speed and the throttle opening when engine works ... Keywords: Tractor, Hydro-mechanical continuously variable transmission, Matching strategies, Simulation

Xu Liyou; Zhou Zhili; Cao Qingmei; Zhang Mingzhu

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of influence factors and accident rates for the Armored Tractor/Safe Secure Trailer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating environments, such as road type, road location, and time of day, play an important role in the observed accident rates of heavy trucks used in general commerce. These same factors influence the accident rate of the Armored Tractor/Safe Secure Trailer (AT/SST) used by the Department of Energy to transport hazardous cargos within the continental United States. This report discusses the development of accident rate influence factors. These factors, based on heavy trucks used in general commerce, are used to modify the observed overall AT/SST accident rate to account for the different operating environments.

Phillips, J.S.; Clauss, D.B. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Blower, D.F. [Univ. of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Center for National Truck Statistics

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural dynamics modeling and testing of the Department of Energy tractor/trailer combination  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study presents a combined analytical and experimental effort to characterize and improve the ride quality of the Department of Energy tractor/trailer combination. The focus is to augment the experimental test results with the use of a high quality computer model. The discussion includes an overview of the finite element model of the vehicle and experimental modal test results. System identification techniques are employed to update the mathematical model. The validated model is then used to illustrate the benefits of incorporating two major design changes, namely the switch from a separate cab/sleeper configuration to an integrated cab, and the use of a cab suspension system.

Field, R.V. Jr.; Hurtado, J.E.; Carne, T.G.; Dohrmann, C.R.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Yard Tractor: Field Demonstration Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fuel economy results for US Hybrid's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) yard tractor, like all PHEVs, is sensitive to the manner in which the operator uses the vehicle and also to different duty cycles, terrain, temperature, and the frequency of charging. At three of the ports, the PHEV operated with a fuel consumption of 1.0 to 1.2 gallons per hour (gph) and 2.3 to 5.7 miles per gallon (mpg) in various duty modes. At the Port of Savannah, where it was solidly operated for only a week, it obtaine...

2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing: Five-Axle Combination Tractor-Flatbed Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, sponsored the Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) program in order to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a combination tractor/trailer. This testing was conducted on a five-axle combination vehicle with tractor brakes meeting the Reduced Stopping Distance requirement rulemaking. This report provides a summary of the testing activities, the results of various analyses of the data, and recommendations for future research. Following a complete brake rebuild, instrumentation, and brake burnish, stopping tests were performed from 20 and 40 mph with various brake application pressures (15 psi, 25 psi, 35 psi, 45 psi, 55 psi, and full system pressure). These tests were conducted for various brake conditions at the following GVWs: 60,000, 80,000, 91,000, 97,000, 106,000, and 116,000 lb. The 80,000-lb GVWs included both balanced and unbalanced loads. The condition of the braking system was also varied. To introduce these defects, brakes (none, forward drive axle, or rear trailer axle) were made inoperative. In addition to the stopping tests, performance-based brake tests were conducted for the various loading and brake conditions. Analysis of the stopping test data showed the stopping distance to increase with load (as expected) and also showed that more braking force was generated by the drive axle brakes than the trailer axle brakes. The constant-pressure stopping test data revealed a linear relationship between brake application pressure and was used to develop an algorithm to normalize stopping data for weight and initial speed.

Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL] ORNL; Capps, Gary J [ORNL] ORNL; Franzese, Oscar [ORNL] ORNL

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel-Cycle energy and emission impacts of ethanol-diesel blends in urban buses and farming tractors.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

About 2.1 billion gallons of fuel ethanol was used in the United States in 2002, mainly in the form of gasoline blends containing up to 10% ethanol (E10). Ethanol use has the potential to increase in the U.S. blended gasoline market because methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), formerly the most popular oxygenate blendstock, may be phased out owing to concerns about MTBE contamination of the water supply. Ethanol would remain the only viable near-term option as an oxygenate in reformulated gasoline production and to meet a potential federal renewable fuels standard (RFS) for transportation fuels. Ethanol may also be blended with additives (co-solvents) into diesel fuels for applications in which oxygenation may improve diesel engine emission performance. Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the fuel-cycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of ethanol-gasoline blends relative to those of gasoline for applications in spark-ignition engine vehicles (see Wang et al. 1997; Wang et al. 1999; Levelton Engineering et al. 1999; Shapouri et al. 2002; Graboski 2002). Those studies did not address the energy and emission effects of ethanol-diesel (E-diesel or ED) blends relative to those of petroleum diesel fuel in diesel engine vehicles. The energy and emission effects of E-diesel could be very different from those of ethanol-gasoline blends because (1) the energy use and emissions generated during diesel production (so-called ''upstream'' effects) are different from those generated during gasoline production; and (2) the energy and emission performance of E-diesel and petroleum diesel fuel in diesel compression-ignition engines differs from that of ethanol-gasoline blends in spark-ignition (Otto-cycle-type) engine vehicles. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) commissioned Argonne National Laboratory to conduct a full fuel-cycle analysis of the energy and emission effects of E-diesel blends relative to those of petroleum diesel when used in the types of diesel engines that will likely be targeted first in the marketplace. This report documents the results of our study. The draft report was delivered to DCCA in January 2003. This final report incorporates revisions by the sponsor and by Argonne.

Wang, M.; Saricks, C.; Lee, H.

2003-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Program Evaluation  

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Evaluation: Background and Methods Evaluation: Background and Methods Definition of evaluation: the process of determining the worth or merit of something; if "something" is a program, then it's "program evaluation." Other types of evaluation include: product evaluation (most widely practiced, e.g., Consumer Reports); personnel evaluation; research evaluation; policy studies; art, movie, play, and book reviews. Program evaluation is NOT the same as research although they share many characteristics--Both: Start with questions Use similar methods Provide similar information Program evaluation focuses on decisions. Research focuses on answering questions about phenomena to discover new knowledge and test theories/hypotheses. Research is aimed at truth. Evaluation is aimed at

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Nondestructive evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Research reported in the thrust area of nondestructive evaluation includes: advanced 3-D imaging technologies; new techniques in laser ultrasonic testing; infrared computed tomography for thermal NDE of materials, structures, sources, and processes; automated defect detection for large laser optics; multistatic micropower impulse radar imaging for nondestructive evaluation; and multi-modal NDE for AVLIS pod shielding components.

Martz, H.E.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multi-Year Program Plan for the Aerodynamic Design of Heavy Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project tasks and deliverables are as follows: Computations and Experiments--(1) Simulation and analysis of a range of generic shapes, simplified to more complex, representative of tractor and integrated tractor-trailer flow characteristics using computational tools, (2) The establishment of an experimental data base for tractor-trailer models for code/computational method development and validation. The first shapes to be considered will be directed towards the investigation of tractor-trailer gaps and mismatch of tractor-trailer heights. (3) The evaluation and documentation of effective computational approaches for application to heavy vehicle aerodynamics based on the benchmark results with existing and advanced computational tools compared to experimental data, and (4) Computational tools and experimental methods for use by industry, National Laboratories, and universities for the aerodynamic modeling of heavy truck vehicles. Evaluation of current and new technologies--(1) The evaluation and documentation of current and new technologies for drag reduction based on published literature and continued communication with the heavy vehicle industry (e.g., identification and prioritization of tractor-trailer drag-sources, blowing and/or suction devices, body shaping, new experimental methods or facilities), and the identification and analysis of tractor and integrated tractor-trailer aerodynamic problem areas and possible solution strategies. (2) Continued industrial site visits. It should be noted that ''CFD tools'' are not only the actual computer codes, but descriptions of appropriate numerical solution methods. Part of the project effort will be to determine the restrictions or avenues for technology transfer.

None

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Performance Evaluation Subcommittee of the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture sponsored a workshop at Argonne National Laboratories in October 1971. This issue is in part a result of that workshop.

R. R. Shirley

1972-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Evaluation  

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

Biological Evaluation Biological Evaluation for the Proposed United States Army Military Training Activities on the Savannah River Site Department of the Army - Fort Gordon Range Control - Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security Location: Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties, SC., Savannah River Site Contact Person: Donald S. McLean, 706-840-5522 / 706-791-2422 Submitted by Fort Gordon Range Control Training Facility Coordinator (DPTMS) Prepared By: ___________________________________________________________________ Donald S. McLean, Training Facility Coordinator Fort Gordon Georgia Date: 2 Table of Contents Summary, Page 4 Introduction, Page 6 Project Description, Page 6 Purpose and Need for Proposed Action, Page 7

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Evaluation Instruments  

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Teacher Logs Teacher Logs Teacher logs are to be collected 'pre' and 'post' program for the purpose of exploring changes in teaching practice that may have resulted from participation in the summer institute. Pre-Program: Identify teachers who will be asked to complete teacher logs plus 2-3 alternates. Telephone these teachers and include the following information: Teacher logs are a relatively new form of evaluating programs. We are using them to help us improve our program and to assess the extent to which the program affects teaching and learning. They have been selected randomly from teacher-participants of the [Name of Program] to help us evaluate our program. Several teachers in this and other programs are being asked to complete logs to assess the overall effectiveness of XX programs nationwide.

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Cyber Security Evaluations Reports  

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Oversight Home Sub Offices Security Evaluations Cyber Security Evaluations Emergency Management Oversight Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations Mission &...

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Evaluating Benchmark . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To reduce the simulation time to a tractable amount or due to compilation (or other related) problems, computer architects often simulate only a subset of the benchmarks in a benchmark suite. However, if the architect chooses a subset of benchmarks that is not representative, the subsequent simulation results will, at best, be misleading or, at worst, yield incorrect conclusions. To address this problem, computer architects have recently proposed several statistically-based approaches to subset a benchmark suite. While some of these approaches are well-grounded statistically, what has not yet been thoroughly evaluated is the: 1) Absolute accuracy, 2) Relative accuracy across a range of processor and memory subsystem enhancements, and 3) Representativeness and coverage of each approach for a range of subset sizes. Specifically, this paper evaluates statistically-based subsetting approaches based on principal components analysis (PCA) and the Plackett and Burman (P&B) design, in addition to prevailing approaches such as integer vs. floating-point, core vs. memory-bound, by language, and at random. Our results show that the two statistically-based approaches, PCA and P&B, have the best absolute and relative accuracy for CPI and energy-delay product (EDP), produce subsets that are the most representative, and choose benchmark and input set pairs that are most well-distributed across the benchmark space. To achieve a 5 % absolute CPI and EDP error, across a wide range of configurations, PCA and P&B typically need about 17 benchmark and input set pairs, while the other five approaches often choose more than 30 benchmark and input set pairs.

Joshua J. Yi; Resit Sendag; Lieven Eeckhout; Ajay Joshi; David J. Lilja; Lizy K. John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Science Evaluation Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Home > Materials Science Evaluation Portal. Materials Science Evaluation Portal. Subject Areas. Modeling; Nondestructive; ...

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive evaluations  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) thrust area which supports initiatives that advance inspection science and technology. The goal of the NDE thrust area is to provide cutting-edge technologies that have promise of inspection tools three to five years in the future. In selecting projects, the thrust area anticipates the needs of existing and future Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. NDE provides materials characterization inspections, finished parts, and complex objects to find flaws and fabrication defects and to determine their physical and chemical characteristics. NDE also encompasses process monitoring and control sensors and the monitoring of in-service damage. For concurrent engineering, NDE becomes a frontline technology and strongly impacts issues of certification and of life prediction and extension. In FY-92, in addition to supporting LLNL programs and the activities of nuclear weapons contractors, NDE has initiated several projects with government agencies and private industries to study aging infrastructures and to advance manufacturing processes. Examples of these projects are (1) the Aging Airplanes Inspection Program for the Federal Aviation Administration, (2) Signal Processing of Acoustic Signatures of Heart Valves for Shiley, Inc.; and (3) Turbine Blade Inspection for the Air Force, jointly with Southwest Research Institute and Garrett. In FY-92, the primary contributions of the NDE thrust area, described in this report were in fieldable chemical sensor systems, computed tomography, and laser generation and detection of ultrasonic energy.

Kulkarni, S.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Security Evaluations - Reports  

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Oversight Program Home Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Guidance Documents Security and Cyber Evaluations ...

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Ethanol-Diesel Blends in Buses and  

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Ethanol-Diesel Blends in Buses and Tractors Ethanol-Diesel Blends in Buses and Tractors Project Summary Full Title: Fuel-Cycle Energy and Emission Impacts of Ethanol-Diesel Blends in Urban Buses and Farming Tractors Project ID: 86 Principal Investigator: Michael Wang Brief Description: This project studied the full fuel-cycle energy and emissions effects of ethanol-diesel blends relative to those of petroleum diesel when used in urban transit buses and farming tractors. Keywords: Ethanol; diesel; emissions; well-to-wheels (WTW) Purpose Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the fuel-cycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of ethanol-gasoline blends relative to those of gasoline for applications in spark- ignition engine vehicles. Those studies did not address the energy and emission effects of

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Nondestructive Evaluation for Material Characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) for material characterization conducted on Alloy 600 samples that have undergone changes in material properties due to simulated operating conditions, including heat treatment, three-point bending load, cracking, and repair. The overall objective was to evaluate the feasibility of using eddy current and ultrasonic data fusion techniques to conduct NDE for material characterization by relying on a set of fabricated Alloy 600 samples.

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating underbalanced perforating conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an evaluation model which also predicts effects on the wireline gun system and allows formations to be aggressively perforated with optimum safe underbalanced pressure. Closed chamber techniques can be added to accurately evaluate completion efficiency.

Manohar, M.M.; Morris, C.W.; Hill, D.D. (Schlumberger Well Services (US)); Brunner, S.R. (Chevron USA Inc. (US))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Transformer Losses  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper outlines how to determine what transformer losses cost and how to evaluate transformer bids to optimize the investment.

Grun, R. L. Jr.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

36

ABET Program Evaluator (PEV)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Volunteer Training Module. March 2013. 1. Your Professional Partner for Career Advancement. ABET Program Evaluator. (PEV). Online Training Module.

37

submi-ucd manuscr;~I<' has been authored _on tractor -,-,: ,h_ U. S. Government  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

discussed 'ivith computation results. A cylindrical pillbox cayit.y whose T M OIO resonance occurs at 352.A1

Kemner, Ken

38

Evaluation of systems usability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivation -- Development of complex system interfaces can benefit, in addition to the traditional safety focused evaluation, also from a usability approach to evaluation of system performance. But as the users, the information system, and the ... Keywords: activity theory, complex systems, joint cognitive systems, usability evaluation

Paula Savioja; Leena Norros; Leena Salo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Vitrification Melter Evaluation  

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

Waste-Incidental-to-Reprocessing Evaluation Waste-Incidental-to-Reprocessing Evaluation for the West Valley Demonstration Project Vitrification Melter February 2012 Prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy West Valley, New York This page is intentionally blank. WASTE-INCIDENTAL-TO-REPROCESSING EVALUATION FOR THE WVDP VITRIFICATION MELTER CONTENTS Revision 0 i NOTATION (Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Units).................................................. v 1.0 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Purpose. ................................................................................................................. 2 1.2 Scope and Technical Basis ....................................................................................... 2

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Evaluation Project 4492  

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

LaboratoriesNew Mexico (SNLNM) proposes to perform machining work at the Kansas City Plant (KCP) in Kansas City, Missouri to evaluate parts that have undergone testing....

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41

Emergency Management Evaluations - Reports  

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Emergency Management Evaluations Reports 2010 Independent Oversight Review of Emergency Management at the Pantex Site Office and Pantex Plant, November 2010 Independent Oversight...

42

Spanish Question Answering Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. This paper reports the most significant issues related to the launching of a Monolingual Spanish Question Answering evaluation track at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2003). It introduces some questions about multilingualism and describes the methodology for test suite production, task, judgment of answers as well as the results obtained by the participant systems. 1

Anselmo Peñas; Felisa Verdejo; Jesús Herrera

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

ASI Supplier Evaluation Results  

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

5 Vendor Evaluation Record 11_0203 1 of 4 5 Vendor Evaluation Record 11_0203 1 of 4 EOTA - Business Form Document Title: Vendor Evaluation Record Document Number: ADMF-015 Rev. 11_0203 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: ADMP-002, Vendor Selection and Management Process Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): N/A ADMF-015 Vendor Evaluation Record 11_0203 2 of 4 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_1016 Added section for vendors that will not be used due to non-conformance of material delivered. 08_1110 Removed section for vendors that will not be used due to non-conformance of material delivered. Do Not Use section will be placed on ADMF-016, Vendor List.

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Evaluation Project 4492  

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

NNSA-B-10-0412 Sandia National LaboratoriesNew Mexico (SNLNM) proposes to support the Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) project. The BOTE project would...

45

Evaluating Our Instruction: Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peascod, so pagesEvaluating Our Instruction: Surveys Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship

Maryland at College Park, University of

46

Kirkpatrick's Learning Evaluation Model  

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

One of the core principles of training evaluation is the model based on four sequential levels that was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. The levels, 1) Reaction, 2) Learning, 3) Behavior, and 4)...

47

Evaluation of Emerging Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability to inspect and assess the condition of transmission assets has become vital as components age beyond their design margin. New and emerging inspection and sensing technologies may help meet this need.To provide members with objective information about emerging inspection technologies, EPRI’s Overhead Transmission program conducts an ongoing series of evaluations of promising inspection systems. The evaluations include laboratory and field testing and documentation of ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

48

Evaluated Nuclear Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter describes the current status of evaluated nuclear data for nuclear technology applications. We start with evaluation procedures for neutron-induced reactions focusing on incident energies from the thermal energy up to 20 MeV, though higher energies are also mentioned. This is followed by examining the status of evaluated neutron data for actinides that play dominant role in most of the applications, followed by coolants/moderators, structural materials and fission products. We then discuss neutron covariance data that characterize uncertainties and correlations. We explain how modern nuclear evaluated data libraries are validated against an extensive set of integral benchmark experiments. Afterwards, we briefly examine other data of importance for nuclear technology, including fission yields, thermal neutron scattering and decay data. A description of three major evaluated nuclear data libraries is provided, including the latest version of the US library ENDF/B-VII.0, European JEFF-3.1 and Japanese JENDL-3.3. A brief introduction is made to current web retrieval systems that allow easy access to a vast amount of up-to-date evaluated nuclear data for nuclear technology applications.

Oblozinsky, P.; Oblozinsky,P.; Herman,M.; Mughabghab,S.F.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to respond to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Direction Letter (TDL) 02-003 (Waisley 2001), which directs Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC (BSC) to complete a design study to recommend repository design options to support receipt and/or emplacement of any or all of the following: commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE-managed spent nuclear fuel (DSNF) (including naval spent nuclear fuel [SNF]), and immobilized plutonium (if available), as soon as practicable, but no later than 2010. From the possible design options, a recommended approach will be determined for further evaluation to support the preliminary design of the repository. This study integrates the results of the repository Design Evolution Study (Rowe 2002) with supporting studies concerning national transportation options (BSC 2002b) and Nevada transportation options (Gehner 2002). The repository Design Evolution Study documents the processes used to reevaluate the design, construction, operation, and cost of the repository in response to TDL 02-003 (Waisley 2001), and to determine possible repository conceptual design options. The transportation studies evaluate the national and Nevada transportation options that support the repository conceptual design options. An evaluation methodology was established, based on Program-level requirements developed for the study in reference BSC 2001a, to allow the repository and system design options to be evaluated on a consistent basis. The transportation options and the design components were integrated into system design implementation options, which were evaluated using receipt and emplacement scenarios. The scenarios tested the ability of the design concept to adapt to changes in funding, waste receipt rate, and Nevada rail transportation availability. The results of the evaluation (in terms of system throughput, cost, and schedule) were then compared to the Program-level requirements, and recommendations for design alternatives, requirements changes, or further evaluation were developed.

S. Gillespie

2002-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

50

Exercise Evaluation Forms  

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

Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials Exercise Evaluation Forms Prepared for the Department of Energy Office of Transportation and Emergency Management 02B00215-09.p65 This page intentionally left blank table of contents Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) planning tools planning tools Hazar Hazar Hazar Hazar Hazardous Materials dous Materials dous Materials dous Materials dous Materials Ex Ex Ex Ex Exer er er er ercise Ev cise Ev cise Ev cise Ev cise Evaluation Forms aluation Forms aluation Forms aluation Forms aluation Forms Objective 1: Initial Notification of Response Agencies and Response Personnel ........................................................ 3 Objective 2: Direction and Control .............................................................. 5 Objective 3: Incident Assessment ................................................................ 6

51

ASCE Avionic System Configuration Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ASCE - Avionic System Configuration Evaluation A novel approach to the problems associated with the development of total avionics systems design and evaluation is described. The ASCE framework provides a general, interactive aid for comparing and evaluating ...

Joe Clema; Stephen Zissos

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Cogeneration project evaluation manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a guide for evaluating and implementing cogeneration projects in North Carolina. It emphasizes economic assessment and describes cogeneration technologies and legal guidelines. Included are hypothetical projects to illustrate tax and cash flow calculations and a discussion of cogeneration/utility system interconnection. In addition, the manual contains utility rate schedules and regulations, sources of financing, equipment information, and consulting assistance.

Not Available

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Provenance Store Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Requirements for the provenance store and access API are developed. Existing RDF stores and APIs are evaluated against the requirements and performance benchmarks. The team’s conclusion is to use MySQL as a database backend, with a possible move to Oracle in the near-term future. Both Jena and Sesame’s APIs will be supported, but new code will use the Jena API

Paulson, Patrick R.; Gibson, Tara D.; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Stephan, Eric G.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Evaluation of Condensate Polishers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of high-temperature tests was conducted to evaluate the potential for steam generator corrosion due to the release of resins or soluble impurity chemicals from full-flow condensate polishers. Three soluble impurities--sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate, and sulfuric acid--were tested, and resin ingress was simulated. Sulfate-induced intergranular attack of nickel alloy tubing, as well as instances of wastagelike attack, was observed.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Evaluating Rail Transit Criticism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report evaluates criticism of rail transit systems. It examines claims that rail transit is ineffective at increasing public transit ridership and improving transportation system performance, that rail transit investments are not cost effective, and that transit is an outdated form of transportation. It finds that critics often misrepresent issues and use biased and inaccurate analysis. This is a companion to the report Rail Transit in

Todd Litman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Case tool evaluation system  

SciTech Connect

An automated system that uses an analytical approach to evaluate Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools is currently being developed. this system is referred to as the CASE Tool Evaluation System. The following general criteria will be used: overall tool functionality; tool stability; cost; interfaces with other software; customization; ease of use; output produced; hardware and operating system needs; documentation; training and vendor support; repository interface; methodologies; and vendor stability. in Phase 1 CASE tools will be eliminated that do not meet certain must-have'' characteristics specified by the user. Phase 2 will further reduce the size of the tool list by retaining those tools that possess desirable, but not absolutely necessary'' characteristics, also specified by the user. Phase 3 will employ the Analytic Hierarchy Process, developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty, to rank the tools. Users will be able to supply tools of their own choosing, in addition to tools that are generated via normal use of the system. All three phases will interact with a database that stores objective information about CASE tools. The use of the Analytic Hierarchy process (AHP) distinguishes this method of CASE tool evaluation from others. As used in this system, the AHP is a method of breaking down the complex, unstructured problem of selecting a CASE tool into its component evaluation criteria and candidate tools. These criteria and tools are arranged into a hierarchical order. Each criterion and tool is assigned a subjective numerical value (by experts or users or both). These values are then synthesized to determine which have the highest priority. The result will be a ranked list of CASE tools tailored to the needs and desires of the user.

Green, P.L.; Andreae, P.V.; Pennewell, W.J.; Clinard, L.A.; Thomas, B. Jr.; Tarrant, P.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

TIPSTER Text Summarization Evaluation Conference ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... obtained by contacting the Retrieval Group Manager. The TIPSTER SUMMAC Summarization Evaluation Final Report.

58

Field Evaluation of Windows  

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

Evaluation of Windows Evaluation of Windows Last Updated: 10/20/2009 Various tools can be used to evaluate windows in the field. Unless a new window still has the NFRC label attached to it, it is nearly impossible to determine by sight what the thermal and optical performance of a window is. These tools can provide information, such as low-e coating, gap width and gas fill, that can be used to approximate the performance of a window. Solar gain and Low-e detector This device can be used to determine if a low-e coating is present in the window, what type of coating it is, and where it is located. The type of low-e coating will indicate the amount of solar gain that is admitted through the coating. Readings can be "low", "medium" or "high". The device will also indicate on which glass surface the low-e coating is in relation to the position of the device. Limitations: Only works on glass of 1/8" (3 mm) or thinner. Cost: around $350 from EDTM.com

59

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries  

SciTech Connect

This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

A Quantitative Assessment of the NESDIS Auto-Estimator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A systematic evaluation of the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service Auto-Estimator (A-E), a satellite-based algorithm for the estimation of rainfall, was performed for a 13-month period ending December 1998. This effort ...

Robert A. Rozumalski

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

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

RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY EVALUATION TOOLS Andy Walker, PhD PE Principal Engineer, NREL Renewable Energy Round Table May 2, 2012 2 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING TOOLS WE USE IN OUR PROJECTS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS 9 9 Renewable Energy Technologies Photovoltaics Daylighting Biomass Heat/Power Concentrating Solar Heat/Power Solar Vent Air Preheat Solar Water Heating Wind Power Ground Source Heat Pump Landfill Gas 10 10 Renewable Energy Resources Geographical Information System (GIS) Datasets * NREL Datasets (http://www.nrel.gov/gis/) - solar radiation 10x10 km grid

62

Evaluating Employee Training | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluating Employee Training Evaluating Employee Training August 15, 2013 - 1:39pm Addthis Level 1 Course Evaluation Update Evaluating training activities is more important than...

63

ORISE: Process and Program Evaluation  

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

Process and Program Evaluation Process and Program Evaluation As an integral part of producing effective health and safety programs, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) conducts scientific-based process and program evaluation to provide government agencies and organizations with the tools to improve the health of workers and the general public. Whether the goal is to change awareness, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, policies or systems, ORISE helps determine the right evaluation methods based on specific needs and resources, including: Formative evaluations to assess the problem, target audience needs and guide successful process implementation Assessments to identify unmet needs in programs, organizations or communities Audience evaluations to learn about targeted populations

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(A2LA Cert. No. 0702.01) Revised 05/31/2012 Page 1 of 5 SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION TO ISO/IEC 17025:2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Diesel, Alternative Fuels and Lubricants Evaluations · Farm Tractor and Industrial Fluid Evaluations:2005 SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE OFFICE OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING Fuels and Lubricants Research Division, Passenger Car OEM'S, Heavy Duty OEM'S, Two-Stroke OEM'S, Lubricant and Fuel Additive Company Proprietary

Chapman, Clark R.

65

Cost-sensitive classifier evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluating classifier performance in a cost-sensitive setting is straightforward if the operating conditions (misclassification costs and class distributions) are fixed and known. When this is not the case, evaluation requires a method of visualizing ...

Robert C. Holte; Chris Drummond

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Evaluation Report: IG-0776  

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

Department's Unclassified Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2007 DOE/IG-0776 September 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 18, 2007 MEMOKANDLIM FOR THq SECRETARY . r FROM: , A F , ~ $ & M / ~ I Gregory riednian lnspcctor General SUBJECT: -- INFORMATIOH: Evaluation Report on "The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2007" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy expects to spend about $300 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 to protect its investment in information technology resources. These protective act~vities are critical to ensuring that systenis and data remain secure and available, especially in light of the increasingly sophisticated probes and attacks on Departmental infonnation technology resources. Experts note that successful attacks on Federal systems have

67

Evaluation Report: IG-0738  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audit Services The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 DOE/IG-0738 September 2006 Department of Energy Wash~ngton, DC 2 0 5 8 5 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: lnspector General S1JBJ ECT: INFORMATlON: Evaluation Report on "The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2006" BACKGROUND To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or propagate harmful programs. A strong

68

Evaluated teletherapy source library  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The Evaluated Teletherapy Source Library (ETSL) is a system of hardware and software that provides for maintenance of a library of useful phase space descriptions (PSDs) of teletherapy sources used in radiation therapy for cancer treatment. The PSDs are designed to be used by PEREGRINE, the all-particle Monte Carlo dose calculation system. ETSL also stores other relevant information such as monitor unit factors (MUFs) for use with the PSDs, results of PEREGRINE calculations using the PSDs, clinical calibration measurements, and geometry descriptions sufficient for calculational purposes. Not all of this information is directly needed by PEREGRINE. It also is capable of acting as a repository for the Monte Carlo simulation history files from which the generic PSDs are derived.

Cox, Lawrence J. (Los Alamos, NM); Schach Von Wittenau, Alexis E. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Standardized radiological dose evaluations  

SciTech Connect

Following the end of the Cold War, the mission of Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site changed from production of nuclear weapons to cleanup. Authorization baseis documents for the facilities, primarily the Final Safety Analysis Reports, are being replaced with new ones in which accident scenarios are sorted into coarse bins of consequence and frequency, similar to the approach of DOE-STD-3011-94. Because this binning does not require high precision, a standardized approach for radiological dose evaluations is taken for all the facilities at the site. This is done through a standard calculation ``template`` for use by all safety analysts preparing the new documents. This report describes this template and its use.

Peterson, V.L.; Stahlnecker, E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Evaluating Incentives for Solar Heating ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. t ~ Ii '.:)' NBSIR 76-1127(IE') Evaluating Incentives for Solar Heating Rosalie T. Ruegg Building Economics Section ...

2008-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

71

Evaluating learning algorithms and classifiers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyse 18 evaluation methods for learning algorithms and classifiers, and show how to categorise these methods with the help of an evaluation method taxonomy based on several criteria. We also define a formal framework that make it possible to describe ... Keywords: classification, classifiers, evaluation methods, learning algorithms, supervised learning, taxonomy

Niklas Lavesson; Paul Davidsson

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Effect of evaluators' cognitive style on heuristic evaluation: Field dependent and field independent evaluators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heuristic evaluation is a widely used usability evaluation method [Rosenbaum et al., 2000. A toolkit for strategic usability: results from workshops, panels, and surveys. In: Little, R., Nigay, L. (Eds.), In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2000 Conference, New ... Keywords: Cognitive style, Field dependency, Heuristic evaluation

Chen Ling; Gavriel Salvendy

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Evaluating Steam Trap Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Laboratory tests were conducted on several types of steam traps at Holston Defense Corporation in Kingsport, Tennessee. Data from these tests, which determined their relative efficiencies, were used in performing economic analyses to determine their equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC). The comparison was made using a computer program written for the Apple II computer to evaluate overall steam trap economics. This program calculates the EUAC for any steam trap based on 12 input variables including capital, maintenance and steam costs, interest rate and trap life. After determinIng the EUAC, the program will perform sensitivity analyses on any of the twelve variables. (This computer program is available from the author.) This study shows that inverted bucket traps have lower EUAC's under more conditions than other types of traps. Also, this study shows that live steam loss is the heaviest contributor to the annual operating cost of any steam trap and that maintenance frequency and repair cost are also more important than a trap's first cost.

Fuller, N. Y.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Composite Load Model Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The WECC load modeling task force has dedicated its effort in the past few years to develop a composite load model that can represent behaviors of different end-user components. The modeling structure of the composite load model is recommended by the WECC load modeling task force. GE Energy has implemented this composite load model with a new function CMPLDW in its power system simulation software package, PSLF. For the last several years, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has taken the lead and collaborated with GE Energy to develop the new composite load model. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and BPA joint force and conducted the evaluation of the CMPLDW and test its parameter settings to make sure that: • the model initializes properly, • all the parameter settings are functioning, and • the simulation results are as expected. The PNNL effort focused on testing the CMPLDW in a 4-bus system. An exhaustive testing on each parameter setting has been performed to guarantee each setting works. This report is a summary of the PNNL testing results and conclusions.

Lu, Ning; Qiao, Hong (Amy)

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

75

Screening Risk Evaluation methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Screening Risk Evaluation (SRE) Guidance document is a set of guidelines provided for the uniform implementation of SREs performed on D&D facilities. These guidelines are designed specifically for the completion of the second (semi-quantitative screening) phase of the D&D Risk-Based Process. The SRE Guidance produces screening risk scores reflecting levels of risk through the use of risk ranking indices. Five types of possible risk are calculated from the SRE: current releases, worker exposures, future releases, physical hazards, and criticality. The Current Release Index (CRI) calculates the risk to human health and the environment from ongoing or probable releases within a one year time period. The Worker Exposure Index (WEI) calculates the risk to workers, occupants, and visitors in D&D facilities of contaminant exposure. The Future Release Index (FRI) calculates the risk of future releases of contaminants, after one year, to human health and the environment. The Physical Hazards Index (PHI) calculates the risk-to human health due to factors other than that of contaminants. The index of Criticality is approached as a modifying factor to the entire SRE, due to the fact that criticality issues are strictly regulated under DOE. Screening risk results will be tabulated in matrix form and Total Risk will be calculated (weighted equation) to produce a score on which to base early action recommendations. Other recommendations from the screening risk scores will be made based either on individual index scores or from reweighted Total Risk calculations. All recommendations based on the SRE will be made based on a combination of screening risk scores, decision drivers, and other considerations, determined on a project by project basis. The SRE is the first and most important step in the overall D&D project level decision making process.

Hopper, K.M. [Midwest Technical, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Susan H. Holte In this paper, the Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting (OIAF) of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) evaluates the projections published in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), (1) by comparing the projections from the Annual Energy Outlook 1982 through the Annual Energy Outlook 2001 with actual historical values. A set of major consumption, production, net import, price, economic, and carbon dioxide emissions variables are included in the evaluation, updating similar papers from previous years. These evaluations also present the reasons and rationales for significant differences. The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an

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Fuel-Cycle Energy and Emission Impacts of Ethanol-Diesel Blends in Urban Buses and Farming Tractors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

...................................................................................................................................... 14 Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Nitrogen Fertilizer Applications in Corn Fields........................................................ 34 Appendix B: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Nitrogen Fertilizer Applications in Corn Fields) LHV lower heating value LPG liquefied petroleum gas LS low-sulfur LSD low-sulfur diesel MTBE methyl

Argonne National Laboratory

78

Hawaii-Okinawa Building Evaluations  

SciTech Connect

NREL conducted energy evaluations at the Itoman City Hall building in Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and the Hawaii State Capitol building in Honolulu, Hawaii. This report summarizes the findings from the evaluations, including the best practices identified at each site and opportunities for improving energy efficiency and renewable energy. The findings from this evaluation are intended to inform energy efficient building design, energy efficiency technology, and management protocols for buildings in subtropical climates.

Metzger, I.; Salasovich, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (#6)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in a series of DHS/NIST response robot evaluation exercises will be hosted at the emergency responder training facility known as Disaster City in ...

2013-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

80

Commercial Building Technology Evaluation Process  

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

Flow 4 Proposed Program Elements Building Technologies Program 2 2 commercialbuildings.energy.gov ver ew Program Overview * Program Objective: - Evaluate emerging and underutilized...

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81

Compliance Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

as the Saltstone PA, is acceptable. Compliance Evaluation More Documents & Publications DOE Order 435.1 Performance Assessment Savannah River Site 2009 Performance Assessment for...

82

Process Evaluations | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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

Process Evaluations Process Assessment Form Operational Control Form Environmental Mgmt. Program Training Module Process Description AM-522-EAO (pdf) OCF (pdf) EMP (pdf) AM-ENV-FS1...

83

ORISE: Process and Program Evaluation  

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

Process and Program Evaluation As an integral part of producing effective health and safety programs, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) conducts...

84

Demonstration and Evaluation of U  

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

Evaluation of U.S. Postal Service Electric Carrier Route Vehicles Southern California Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center An ISO 9001 Certified Facility Project Sponsor...

85

Formalising Evaluation in Information Retrieval  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Arafat,S. van Rijsbergen,K. Jose,J. Proceedings of the CoLIS 5 Workshop on Evaluating User Studies in Information Access

Arafat, S.

86

Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan for NREL  

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

AND MEASUREMENT PLAN FOR EVALUATING CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE AT THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY 1.0 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION and MEASUREMENT PLAN The Performance Evaluation...

87

Security and Cyber Evaluations - Guidance Documents  

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Guidance Documents Security and Cyber Evaluations Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide, April 2008 Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide, April 2008 Security...

88

Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Department...  

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

Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes and provides guidance...

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Table 1. Forecast Evaluations:  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Average Absolute Percent Errors from AEO Forecast Evaluations: Average Absolute Percent Errors from AEO Forecast Evaluations: 1996 to 2000 Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Variable 1996 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO93 1997 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO97 1998 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO98 1999 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO99 2000 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO2000 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 Total Petroleum Consumption 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 Total Coal Consumption 2.9 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 Total Electricity Sales 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 Production Crude Oil Production 5.1 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5

90

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Title of Paper Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Title of Paper Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Susan H. Holte OIAF has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: Natural gas has generally been the fuel with the least accurate forecasts of consumption, production, and prices. Natural gas was the last fossil fuel to be deregulated following the strong regulation of energy markets in the 1970s and early 1980s. Even after deregulation, the behavior

91

Training Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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Evaluations Evaluations Training Evaluations The Office of Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) is working to find ways to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of our training solutions. This effort is to ensure that DOE is in compliance with 2009 OPM regulations, which require that agencies evaluate their training programs annually to determine their effectiveness (5 CFR 410.202). Our goal is to demonstrate the contribution of training to agency mission effectiveness, increase partnership with our key stakeholders and show clear connections between effective funding usage and agency outcomes. In order to accomplish this we have created a comprehensive strategy and standards for evaluating training that will demonstrate alignment between the learning experience

92

Development of LNG-Powered Heavy-Duty Trucks in Commercial Hauling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's development, deployment, and evaluation of alternative fuels, NREL and the Trucking Research Institute contracted with Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) to develop and operate a liquid natural gas fueled tractor powered by a DDC Series 50 prototype natural gas engine. This is the final report on the project.

Detroit Diesel Corporation; Trucking Research Institute

1998-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

93

Guidelines for the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Verification...  

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Evaluation, Reporting, Verification, and Certification of Forestry Projects for Climate Change Mitigation Title Guidelines for the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting,...

94

Petrophysical evaluation of subterranean formations  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems are provided for evaluating petrophysical properties of subterranean formations and comprehensively evaluating hydrate presence through a combination of computer-implemented log modeling and analysis. Certain embodiments include the steps of running a number of logging tools in a wellbore to obtain a variety of wellbore data and logs, and evaluating and modeling the log data to ascertain various petrophysical properties. Examples of suitable logging techniques that may be used in combination with the present invention include, but are not limited to, sonic logs, electrical resistivity logs, gamma ray logs, neutron porosity logs, density logs, NRM logs, or any combination or subset thereof.

Klein, James D; Schoderbek, David A; Mailloux, Jason M

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

95

Open Government Plan Self Evaluation  

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

Government Plan Self Evaluation Government Plan Self Evaluation Page 1 of 3 NAME OF AGENCY: Department of Energy NAME OF EVALUATOR: TheAnne Gordon DIRECTIONS The enclosed list of 30 criteria is drawn directly from the text of the Open Government Directive. Please return this form to the White House Open Government team at opengov@ostp.gov by 5 pm on Friday, April 23 rd . To complete the self- evaluation form, please indicate a response to each of the criteria as follows: Red (R) - plan does not satisfy the requirement Yellow (Y) - plan partially satisfies the requirement Green (G) - plan fully satisfies the requirement N/A - not applicable because agency does not engage in that activity or area Please include any explanatory comments on the last page. Optional: If you wish, please provide the page range for the relevant section of the plan that is the basis for your

96

Liquefaction Evaluations at DOE Sites  

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LIQUEFACTION EVALUATIONS AT LIQUEFACTION EVALUATIONS AT DOE SITES M. Lewis, M. McHood, R. Williams, B. Gutierrez October 25, 2011 Agenda  Background  Purpose and Objective  Liquefaction Methods  Site Evaluations  Aging  Conclusions 2 Background 3 Liquefaction at DOE Sites Background  Liquefaction evaluations are required at all DOE sites  Methods have evolved over the years, but there is currently only one consensus methodology;  Youd et al., 2001  Two other methods have emerged in the last few years;  Cetin et al., 2004  Idriss & Boulanger, 2008 4 Background  Youd et al., was the result of two workshops (NCEER/NSF) held in the late 1990s, culminating in a NCEER report and a ASCE publication in 2001. The method is widely used.  Cetin et al., was the result of several doctoral

97

Model Selection in Summary Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A difficulty in the design of automated text summarization algorithms is in the objective evaluation. Viewing summarization as a tradeoff between length and information content, we introduce a technique based on ...

Perez-Breva, Luis

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Uncertainty, information and project evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a practical method for project evaluation using techniques of financial economics which were developed originally for valuing stock options and other financial assets. It is based on the formulation and ...

Jacoby, Henry D.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation (Redirected from Weatherization Program Evaluation) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

100

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Evaluation Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Esmeralda Sanchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: Over the last two decades, there have been many significant changes in laws, policies, and regulations that could not have been anticipated and were not assumed in the projections prior to their implementation. Many of these actions have had significant impacts on energy supply, demand, and prices; however, the impacts were not incorporated in the AEO projections until their enactment or effective dates in accordance with EIA's requirement to remain policy neutral and include only current laws and regulations in the AEO reference case projections.

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101

Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation  

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The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

Garetson, Thomas

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

102

NIST OpenHaRT'13 Evaluation: Overview and Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Evaluation Workshop Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC ... Manage the evaluations – Provide evaluation utilities and infrastructure for ...

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

103

NETL: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation - Evaluation of the Emission,  

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Evaluation of the Emission, Transport, and Deposition of Mercury, Arsenic, and Fine Particulate Matter from Coal Based Power Plants in the Ohio River Valley Region Evaluation of the Emission, Transport, and Deposition of Mercury, Arsenic, and Fine Particulate Matter from Coal Based Power Plants in the Ohio River Valley Region Ohio University, in collaboration with CONSOL Energy, Advanced Technology Systems, Inc (ATS) and Atmospheric Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) as subcontractors will evaluate the impact of emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Ohio River Valley region as they relate to the transport and deposition of mercury, arsenic, and associated fine particulate matter. This evaluation will involve two interrelated areas of effort: regional-scale modeling analysis and ambient air monitoring. The scope of work for the modeling analysis will include (1) development of updated inventories of mercury and arsenic emissions from coal plants and other important sources in the modeled domain; (2) adapting an existing 3-D atmospheric chemical transport model to incorporate recent advancements in the understanding of mercury transformations in the atmosphere; (3) analyses of the flux of Hg0, RGM, arsenic, and fine particulate matter in the different sectors of the study region to identify key transport mechanisms; (4) comparison of cross correlations between species from the model results to observations in order to evaluate characteristics of specific air masses associated with long-range transport from a specified source region; and (5) evaluation of the sensitivity of these correlations to emissions from regions along the transport path. This will be accomplished by multiple model runs with emissions simulations switched on and off from the various source regions.

104

Evaluation  

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methods. Direct solution via LU factorization is the widely used scheme. Flueck and Chiang 18 presented an iterative solution using GMRES with a physics-based preconditioner...

105

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

106

Annual Energy Outlook Evaluation, 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Outlook Evaluation, 2005 1 Outlook Evaluation, 2005 1 Annual Energy Outlook Evaluation, 2005 * Then Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces projections of energy supply and demand each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). The projections in the AEO are not statements of what will happen but of what might happen, given the assumptions and methodologies used. The projections are business-as-usual trend projections, given known technology, technological and demographic trends, and current laws and regulations. Thus, they provide a policy-neutral reference case that can be used to analyze policy initiatives. EIA does not propose or advocate future legislative and regulatory changes. All laws are assumed to remain as currently enacted; however, the impacts of emerging regulatory changes,

107

PAE Evaluation Portfolio Peer Review  

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

Report from the Peer Review Panel Report from the Peer Review Panel on activities within the Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Unit Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Team Members: Kathryn Newcomer, The George Washington University (Chair) Irwin Feller, The Pennsylvania State University (Retired) Stephanie Shipman, Government Accountability Office Kathleen Sedlak O'Brien, Environmental Protection Agency Faith Lambert, EERE Final Report February 1, 2008 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the U.S. Department of Energy asked a panel of experts with relevant knowledge to review the evaluation activities of the Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Unit (PAE) within EERE's Office of Planning, Budget and

108

TEC Meeting Evaluations Summary -- Final  

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

TEC Meeting Evaluation Summary TEC Meeting Evaluation Summary San Antonio, Texas February 6-7, 2008 Attendee Affiliation: TEC Member Organizations: 19 (38%) State, Tribal or Local Official: 21 (42%) U.S. Department of Energy: 2 (4%) DOE Contractor: 3 (6%) Other (e.g., AULG, DOT): 5 (10%) Assessment of Agenda Topics: DOE Program Updates: 42% very useful 58% somewhat useful Plenary I - Tribal Cultural Discussion: 40% very useful 36% somewhat useful 14% not useful 10% didn't attend Plenary II - Evaluation of Shortline Railroads 56% very useful 38% somewhat useful 6% not useful Plenary III - Addressing Risk Perception 74% very useful 16% somewhat useful 6% not useful 4% didn't attend Assessment of Topic Group Sessions Tribal: 23% very useful

109

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by by Esmeralda Sanchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: * Over the last two decades, there have been many significant changes in laws, policies, and regulations that could not have been anticipated and were not assumed in the projections prior to their implementation. Many of these actions have had significant impacts on energy supply, demand, and prices; however, the

110

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by Esmeralda Sánchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced an annual evaluation of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. The Forecast Evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute forecast errors for each of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2003. The average absolute forecast error, which for the purpose of this report will also be referred to simply as "average error" or "forecast error", is computed as the simple mean, or average, of all the absolute values of the percent errors,

111

FY08 VPP Program Evaluation  

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The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a recognized third-party certification of worker safety and health program excellence, based on industry best practices that focus on management leadership and employee involvement, as well as other safety and health program elements. This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) VPP Program Evaluation is the FY-2008 report of the PNNL VPP Steering Committee regarding the status of VPP at PNNL. It is an update of the previous annual report dated January, 2007 and was completed in January 2008. An annual evaluation of the status of VPP is required of all sites that participate in the DOE-VPP. This report provides a detailed summary of the PNNL VPP Steering Committee’s evaluation of program performance and documents both strengths and improvement opportunities related to the various aspects of the VPP model.

Dossett, Sharon D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Evaluation of waste crate counter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel nondestructive measurement system has been developed to perform combined gamma-ray, passive neutron, and active neutron analyses of radioactive waste packaged in large crates. The system will be used to examine low level and transuranic waste at the Waste Receiving and Processing facility at Westinghouse-Hanford Corp. Prior to delivery of the system, an extensive evaluation of its performance characteristics will be conducted. The evaluation is to include an assessment of the mechanical properties of the system, gamma-ray attenuation correction algorithms, instrument response as a function of source positions, performance of the high resolution gamma-ray detector for ``hot spot`` and isotopic analyses, active and passive neutron counter response, instrument sensitivity, matrix effects, and packaging effects. This report will discuss the findings of the evaluation program, to date, and indicate future directions for the program.

Wachter, J.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Nuclear Materials Measurement and Accountability; Bieri, J.M. [Pajarito Scientific Corp., Los Alamos, NM (United States); Shaw, S.W. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

RCS program evaluation plan options  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Residential Conservation Service (RCS) Program evaluation plan is designed to provide an ongoing evaluation during the RCS Program's active period as well as a measurement of the RCS Program's cumulative effect after the program's termination. The study options described include utility case studies, random survey sampling, directed survey sampling, and remote data collection. Survey techniques are described and appropriate questions are suggested. Several sample selection criteria are included as background for a DOE policy decision on this issue. Present and anticipated data sources are listed and discussed. Statistical data analysis plans include a preliminary determination of required sample sizes.

Stovall, T.K.; Bayne, C.K.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Release Date: February 2005 Next Release Date: February 2006 Printer-friendly version Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation* Table 1.Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for Present and Current AEO Forecast Evaluations Printer Friendly Version Average Absolute Percent Error Variable AEO82 to AEO99 AEO82 to AEO2000 AEO82 to AEO2001 AEO82 to AEO2002 AEO82 to AEO2003 AEO82 to AEO2004 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 Total Petroleum Consumption 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.7 6.4 6.5 Total Coal Consumption 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Total Electricity Sales 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 Production Crude Oil Production 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7

115

INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE by Robert Harrison, Center for Transportation Research Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System; and Jolanda Prozzi, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH Bureau of Engineering Research

Texas at Austin, University of

116

Taiwan Power TCSC Evaluation Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report evaluates the use of Thyristor Controlled Series Compensation (TCSC) and conventional series compensation to more evenly distribute power flows on the Taiwan Power Company's (TPC) 345-kV Center-North interface and improve system dampings. This study concludes that the proposed compensation scheme would significantly improve the interface's performance capability.

1997-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

117

Performance evaluation with temporal rewards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today many formalisms exist for specifying complex Markov chains. In contrast, formalisms for specifying rewards, enabling the analysis of long-run average performance properties, have remained quite primitive. Basically, they only support the analysis ... Keywords: Markov chains, path-based reward variables, performance evaluation, reward functions, temporal logic

Jeroen P. M. Voeten

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating...  

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

Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease April...

119

Evaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluation Methodsfor Rail Transit Projects Robert AEvaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects Robert A.pie EVALUATION METHODS FOR RAIL TRANSIT PROJECTS ROBERT

Johnston, Robert A.; DeLuchi, Mark A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs JudyEvaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Judyjdonadee@andrew.cmu.edu Abstract Residential customers in

Lai, Judy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

TEPP - Exercise Evaluation Forms | Department of Energy  

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Forms Hazardous Materials Exercise Evaluation Forms Exercise Evaluation Forms More Documents & Publications TEPP - Spent Nuclear Fuel Radiography Device Soil DensityMoisture Gauge...

122

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Publications  

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Technology Technology Transfer Technology Deployment Energy Systems Integration Fleet Test & Evaluation Vehicles and Fuels Research Fleet Test and Evaluation Search More Search...

123

Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture  

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Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Zeolite.png Schematic of an important class of porous materials known as...

124

Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies...  

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

Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Information on the function, basis, and value of...

125

Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations  

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Welcome to the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations The Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight, is...

126

Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) evaluation. Volume 1: Process evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this study for the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) Evaluation. This report documents the SERP formation and implementation process, and identifies preliminary program administration and implementation issues. The findings are based primarily on interviews with those familiar with the program, such as utilities, appliance manufacturers, and SERP administrators. These interviews occurred primarily between March and April 1995, when SERP was in the early stages of program implementation. A forthcoming report will estimate the preliminary impacts of SERP within the industry and marketplace. Both studies were funded by DOE at the request of SERP Inc., which sought a third-party evaluation of its program.

Sandahl, L.J.; Ledbetter, M.R.; Chin, R.I.; Lewis, K.S.; Norling, J.M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Nondestructive Evaluation: Indication Characterization, Evaluation, and Disposition Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating experience of in-service inspections (ISIs) of nuclear power plants includes cases in which human error or inadequate implementation of examination plans resulted in issues with the application of qualified nondestructive evaluation (NDE) procedures. These issues can result in degraded NDE performance. The operating experience for the basis of the initial report centered principally on ultrasonic testing (UT) examination of dissimilar metal welds (DMWs) in reactor piping systems. The more ...

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

128

Nondestructive Evaluation: Nondestructive Evaluation and Measurement of Residual Stress  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for residual stress measurements conducted on Alloy 600 samples that have undergone changes in material properties resulting from simulated operating conditions, including heat treatment, three-point bending load, cracking, and repair. The overall objective was to identify suitable NDE techniques that would augment the existing and proven surface residual stress measurements by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and extend the measurem...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Specific test and evaluation plan  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Specific Test and Evaluation Plan (STEP) is to provide a detailed written plan for the systematic testing of modifications made to the 241-AX-B Valve Pit by the W-314 Project. The STEP develops the outline for test procedures that verify the system`s performance to the established Project design criteria. The STEP is a lower tier document based on the W-314 Test and Evaluation Plan (TEP). Testing includes Validations and Verifications (e.g., Commercial Grade Item Dedication activities), Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), installation tests and inspections, Construction Acceptance Tests (CATs), Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs), Pre-Operational Test Procedures (POTPs), and Operational Test Procedures (OTPs). It should be noted that POTPs are not required for testing of the transfer line addition. The STEP will be utilized in conjunction with the TEP for verification and validation.

Hays, W.H.

1998-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

130

Depleted uranium disposal options evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, has chartered a study to evaluate alternative management strategies for depleted uranium (DU) currently stored throughout the DOE complex. Historically, DU has been maintained as a strategic resource because of uses for DU metal and potential uses for further enrichment or for uranium oxide as breeder reactor blanket fuel. This study has focused on evaluating the disposal options for DU if it were considered a waste. This report is in no way declaring these DU reserves a ``waste,`` but is intended to provide baseline data for comparison with other management options for use of DU. To PICS considered in this report include: Retrievable disposal; permanent disposal; health hazards; radiation toxicity and chemical toxicity.

Hertzler, T.J.; Nishimoto, D.D.; Otis, M.D. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Waste Management Technology Div.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Methodology for flammable gas evaluations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There are 177 radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site. The waste generates flammable gases. The waste releases gas continuously, but in some tanks the waste has shown a tendency to trap these flammable gases. When enough gas is trapped in a tank`s waste matrix, it may be released in a way that renders part or all of the tank atmosphere flammable for a period of time. Tanks must be evaluated against previously defined criteria to determine whether they can present a flammable gas hazard. This document presents the methodology for evaluating tanks in two areas of concern in the tank headspace:steady-state flammable-gas concentration resulting from continuous release, and concentration resulting from an episodic gas release.

Hopkins, J.D., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

132

Nondestructive Evaluation: Training Course Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the final steps in the technology transfer process is personnel training. Training personnel in fundamental, and advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and techniques is a major theme of the Nuclear NDE Program. Training is an essential part of NDE technology transfer and application, and it is an important element in maintaining the quality and supply of the NDE workforce serving the nuclear power industry. This has increasing importance with the aging workforce, the dawn of the nuclear...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

133

BWR Fuel Deposit Sample Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

River Bend Nuclear Power Station, a boiling water reactor (BWR) plant, experienced fuel defects during Cycle 11. The failed fuel pins were identified during the subsequent refueling outage. To assist analysis of the fuel failure root cause, crud flake deposit samples were collected for analyses. Results on the morphology and distribution of chemical elements in four tenacious crud flakes that are associated with the fuel failures are reported in EPRI report 1009733, BWR Fuel Deposit Sample Evaluation–Riv...

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

134

Emergency response robot evaluation exercise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These test methods are being specified and standardized ... Keywords: HRI, capability, emergency response, evaluation, human-robot interaction, measure, metrics, mobility, performance, power, radio communications, repetition, robot, sensor, standard, task, test, test method, test suite, trial

Adam Jacoff; Hui-Min Huang; Ann Virts; Anthony Downs; Raymond Sheh

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Nondestructive Evaluation: Training Program Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the final steps in the technology transfer process is personnel training. Training personnel in fundamental, and advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and techniques is a major theme of the Nuclear NDE Program. Training is an essential part of NDE technology transfer and application, and it is an important element in maintaining the quality and supply of the NDE workforce serving the nuclear power industry. This has increasing importance with the aging workforce, the dawn of the nuclear...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

136

Session: Test and Evaluation (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall goal of this presentation is: (1) provide test and evaluation of PV cells/modules/systems to TPP participants, other PV industry, labs, and universities in support of technology optimization efforts sponsored by DOE's Solar Program and the SAI; (2) support commercial and emerging technology development; (3) provide component and system performance data to improve and validate system performance models; (4) provide T and E support for reliability activities; and (5) priority is placed on TPP's and other solicitations.

Marion, B.; Hanley, C.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004 API ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

API Specification. Overview. The Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004 will investigate the accuracy of fingerprint ...

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

138

Usability evaluation of selected web portals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents results of the usability evaluation performed according to the methodology of fuzzy usability evaluation that was presented in the previous research of the authors. As a result of a particular evaluation, a usability score is obtained. ... Keywords: information systems, usability, usability evaluation, web portal

Miloslav Hub; Michal Zatloukal

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Evaluation of Contemporary Design of Reinforced Concrete ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Evaluation of Contemporary Design of Reinforced Concrete Lateral Resisting Systems Using Current Performance ...

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

140

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards. ... Whatever the drivers, businesses are boosting their sustainability efforts. ...

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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141

New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency ...  

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New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency Communications Tests. For Immediate Release: March 24, 2009. ...

2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

142

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by Esmeralda Sanchez by Esmeralda Sanchez Errata -(7/14/04) The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced an annual evaluation of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. The Forecast Evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute forecast errors for each of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2003. The average absolute forecast error, which for the purpose of this report will also be referred to simply as "average error" or "forecast error", is computed as the simple mean, or average, of all the absolute values of the percent errors, expressed as the percentage difference between the Reference Case projection and actual historic value, shown for every AEO and for each year in the forecast horizon (for a given variable). The historical data are typically taken from the Annual Energy Review (AER). The last column of Table 1 provides a summary of the most recent average absolute forecast errors. The calculation of the forecast error is shown in more detail in Tables 2 through 18. Because data for coal prices to electric generating plants were not available from the AER, data from the Monthly Energy Review (MER), July 2003 were used.

143

Infrasound Sensor Models and Evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories has continued to evaluate the performance of infrasound sensors that are candidates for use by the International Monitoring System (IMS) for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The performance criteria against which these sensors are assessed are specified in ``Operational Manual for Infra-sound Monitoring and the International Exchange of Infrasound Data''. This presentation includes the results of efforts concerning two of these sensors: (1) Chaparral Physics Model 5; and (2) CEA MB2000. Sandia is working with Chaparral Physics in order to improve the capability of the Model 5 (a prototype sensor) to be calibrated and evaluated. With the assistance of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sandia is also conducting tests to evaluate the performance of the CEA MB2000. Sensor models based on theoretical transfer functions and manufacturer specifications for these two devices have been developed. This presentation will feature the results of coherence-based data analysis of signals from a huddle test, utilizing several sensors of both types, in order to verify the sensor performance.

KROMER,RICHARD P.; MCDONALD,TIMOTHY S.

2000-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

144

Solar Two Performance Evaluation Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar Two is a 10-MWe prototype central-receiver plant east of Barstow, California. Solar Two, which is sponsored by a consortium of utilities and industry in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, began regular electricity production in February 1997. The objective of Solar Two's performance evaluation activity is to understand the plant's performance and to use the evaluation information for the following purposes: optimize plant performance, extrapolate Solar Two's performance to general performance of molten-salt central-receiver technology, and recommend revisions to predictive models and engineering design methods for Solar Two and future-generation molten-salt central-receiver technology. The primary aspect of the performance evaluation is the lost-electricity analysis. This analysis compares the actual generation with the generation predicted by the Solar Two model. (SOLERGY, a computer program designed by Sandia National Laboratories to simulate the operation and power output of a solar central-receiver power plant is the code used to model Solar Two.) The difference between the predicted and the actual generation (i.e., the lost electricity) is broken down into the different efficiency and availability categories responsible for the loss. Having the losses broken down by system and in terms of electricity is useful for understanding and improving the plant's performance; it provides a tool for determining the best operating procedures for plant performance and the allocation of operation and maintenance resources for the best performance payback.

Mary Jane Hale

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations - Guidance Documents  

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Guidance Documents Guidance Documents Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office Protocols Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Protocol for the Development and Maintenance of Criteria and Review Approach Documents, July 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Protocol for High Hazard Nuclear Facility Project Oversight, November 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Protocol for Required Reading, June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Protocol for Small Team Oversight Activities, June 2012 (Rev. 1) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Qualification Standard for the Site Lead Program, May 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Protocol for Site Leads, May 2011

146

The multifamily building evaluation project  

SciTech Connect

In 1991 the New York State Energy Office embarked on a comprehensive multi-year study of multifamily housing in New York City. The principal objective of the evaluation was to determine the degree to which new windows and boiler/burner retrofits installed in 22 multifamily buildings located in the New York City region save energy and whether the savings persist over a minimum of two years. Window and boiler retrofits were selected because they are popular measures and are frequently implemented with assistance from government and utility energy programs. Approaches prospectively, energy consumption monitoring and a series of on-site inspections helped explain why energy savings exceeded or fell short of expectations. In 1993, the scope of the evaluation expanded to include the monitoring of domestic hot water (DHW) consumption in order to better understand the sizing of combined heating/DHW boilers and water consumption patterns. The evaluation was one of ten proposals selected from over 100 candidates in a nationwide competition for a US Department of Energy Building Efficiency Program Grant. The Energy Office managed the project, analyzed the data and prepared the reports, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory served as technical advisor, and EME Group (New York City) installed meters and dataloggers, collected data, and inspected the retrofits. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority collaborated with the Energy Office on the DHW monitoring component. Results did not always follow predictable patterns. Some buildings far exceeded energy saving estimates while others experienced an increase in consumption. Persistence patterns were mixed. Some buildings showed a steady decline in energy savings while others demonstrated a continual improvement. A clear advantage of the research design was a frequent ability to explain results.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Evaluating High Efficiency Motor Retrofit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the petrochemical and refining Industries, and most manufacturing plants, the reliable operation of AC motors always has been crucial to the continuous operation of the process. Now, the cost of operating these motors has also become a significant factor. Engineers Involved In motor specification can help lower plant operating costs and reduce electrical energy consumption dramatically by a relatively simple technique: retrofit of existing, standard-efficiency motors with new, high efficiency models. This article demonstrates strong reasons for motor retrofit, and explains step-by step how process and manufacturing engineering personnel can fully evaluate a retrofit decision.

Evans, T. A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Concurrent ultrasonic weld evaluation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for concurrent, non-destructive evaluation of partially completed welds for use in conjunction with an automated welder. The system utilizes real time, automated ultrasonic inspection of a welding operation as the welds are being made by providing a transducer which follows a short distance behind the welding head. Reflected ultrasonic signals are analyzed utilizing computer based digital pattern recognition techniques to discriminate between good and flawed welds on a pass by pass basis. The system also distinguishes between types of weld flaws.

Hood, Donald W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Concurrent ultrasonic weld evaluation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for concurrent, non-destructive evaluation of partially completed welds for use in conjunction with an automated welder. The system utilizes real time, automated ultrasonic inspection of a welding operation as the welds are being made by providing a transducer which follows a short distance behind the welding head. Reflected ultrasonic signals are analyzed utilizing computer based digital pattern recognition techniques to discriminate between good and flawed welds on a pass by pass basis. The system also distinguishes between types of weld flaws.

Hood, D.W.; Johnson, J.A.; Smartt, H.B.

1985-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

150

Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages  

SciTech Connect

Residential energy retrofit activities are a critical component of efforts to increase energy efficiency in the U.S. building stock; however, retrofits account for a small percentage of aggregate energy savings at relatively high per unit costs. This report by Building America research team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), describes barriers to widespread retrofits and evaluates opportunities to improve delivery of home retrofit measures by identifying economies of scale in marketing, energy assessments, and bulk purchasing through pilot programs in portions of Sonoma, Los Angeles, and San Joaquin Counties, CA. These targeted communities show potential and have revealed key strategies for program design, as outlined in the report.

Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Specific test and evaluation plan  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Specific Test and Evaluation Plan (STEP) is to provide a detailed written plan for the systematic testing of modifications made to the 241-AN-A Valve Pit by the W-314 Project. The STEP develops the outline for test procedures that verify the system`s performance to the established Project design criteria. The STEP is a ``lower tier`` document based on the W-314 Test and Evaluation Plan (TEP) This STEP encompasses all testing activities required to demonstrate compliance to the project design criteria as it relates to the modifications of the AN-A valve pit. The Project Design Specifications (PDS) identify the specific testing activities required for the Project. Testing includes Validations and Verifications (e.g., Commercial Grade Item Dedication activities), Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), installation tests and inspections, Construction Acceptance Tests (CATs), Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs), Pre-Operational Test Procedures (POTPs), and Operational Test Procedures (OTPs). It should be noted that POTPs are not required for testing of the modifications to the 241-AN-A Valve Pit. The STEP will be utilized in conjunction with the TEP for verification and validation.

Hays, W.H.

1997-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

152

DWPF MATERIALS EVALUATION SUMMARY REPORT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To better ensure the reliability of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) remote canyon process equipment, a materials evaluation program was performed as part of the overall startup test program. Specific test programs included FA-04 ('Process Vessels Erosion/Corrosion Studies') and FA-05 (melter inspection). At the conclusion of field testing, Test Results Reports were issued to cover the various test phases. While these reports completed the startup test requirements, DWPF-Engineering agreed to compile a more detailed report which would include essentially all of the materials testing programs performed at DWPF. The scope of the materials evaouation programs included selected equipment from the Salt Process Cell (SPC), Chemical Process Cell (CPC), Melt Cell, Canister Decon Cell (CDC), and supporting facilities. The program consisted of performing pre-service baseline inspections (work completed in 1992) and follow-up inspections after completion of the DWPF cold chemical runs. Process equipment inspected included: process vessels, pumps, agitators, coils, jumpers, and melter top head components. Various NDE (non-destructive examination) techniques were used during the inspection program, including: ultrasonic testing (UT), visual (direct or video probe), radiography, penetrant testing (PT), and dimensional analyses. Finally, coupon racks were placed in selected tanks in 1992 for subsequent removal and corrosion evaluation after chemical runs.

Gee, T.; Chandler, G.; Daugherty, W.; Imrich, K.; Jankins, C.

1996-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

153

Microdrill Initiative - Initial Market Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching a major research and development initiative to create a small, fast, inexpensive and environmentally friendly rig for drilling 5000 feet boreholes to investigate potential oil and gas reservoirs. DOE wishes to get input from petroleum industry operators, service companies and equipment suppliers on the operation and application of this coiled-tubing-based drilling unit. To that end, DOE has asked Spears & Associates, Inc. (SAI) to prepare a special state-of-the-market report and assist during a DOE-sponsored project-scoping workshop in Albuquerque near the end of April 2003. The scope of the project is four-fold: (1) Evaluate the history, status and future of demand for very small bore-hole drilling; (2) Measure the market for coiled tubing drilling and describe the state-of-the-art; (3) Identify companies and individuals who should have an interest in micro drilling and invite them to the DOE workshop; and (4) Participate in 3 concurrent workshop sessions, record and evaluate participant comments and report workshop conclusions.

Spears & Associates, Inc

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Evaluating N-gram based evaluation metrics for automatic keyphrase extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a feasibility study of n-gram-based evaluation metrics for automatic keyphrase extraction. To account for near-misses currently ignored by standard evaluation metrics, we adapt various evaluation metrics developed for machine ...

Su Nam Kim; Timothy Baldwin; Min-Yen Kan

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

EVALUATING CONSERVATION EFFECTIVENESS AND ADAPTATION IN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EVALUATING CONSERVATION EFFECTIVENESS AND ADAPTATION IN DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES ADENA R. RISSMAN* I INTRODUCTION Despite the widespread use of conservation easements, their conservation outcomes are relatively unknown.1 Evaluating conservation easement effectiveness requires interdisciplinary research that reaches

Rissman, Adena

156

VAP Development: Initiation, Development, Evaluation, and Release  

SciTech Connect

This white paper provides a plan to formalize the evaluation of newly developed VAPs and a framework for the development of value-added products through four different stages: Initiation, Development, Evaluation, and Release.

Jensen, M; Collis, Fast, J; Flynn, C; Mather, J; McFarlane, S; Monroe, J; Sivaraman, C; Xie, S

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

157

A defense of checklists for courseware evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the role of checklists as a device for evaluating CALL courseware. After defining checklists, it examines the reasons why courseware is difficult to evaluate compared to other educational materials. It then covers in detail the main ...

Bernard Susser

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation  

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- February 13, 2013 - February 13, 2013 BBNP Preliminary Process & Market Study ? LBNL Project Manager: Ed Vine DOE Project Manager: Jeff Dowd Project Team: Research Into Action, Inc., NMR Group, Evergreen Economic Consulting, and Nexant, Inc. Page 2 - February 13, 2013 BBNP Preliminary Process & Market Study ? Who we are We are a team of evaluators... independent of the BBNP program with whom DOE has contracted to assess the performance of BBNP and identify lessons learned We are: Research Into Action, NMR Group, Nexant, and Evergreen Economics Page 3 - February 13, 2013 BBNP Preliminary Process & Market Study ? What we are doing, what we hope to learn We are assessing the national BBNP program, not individual grantees or their programs

159

LLNL-TR-411568 Evaluation  

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568 568 Evaluation of Simulated Precipitation in CCSM3: Annual Cycle Performance Metrics at Watershed Scales Peter J. Gleckler, David C. Bader March 26, 2009 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, nor any of their employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the

160

ARM - Evaluation Product - Interpolated Sonde  

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ProductsInterpolated Sonde ProductsInterpolated Sonde Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Interpolated Sonde Site(s) GAN SGP TWP General Description The interpolated-sonde value-added product is a modification of the mergesonde VAP that produces a daily file of thermodynamic variables from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, and surface meteorological instruments. This product does not incorporate ECMWF model output. Interpolated-sonde includes many of the same sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing schemes that are the hallmark of the mergesonde VAP, but there are benefits to excluding ECMWF model output. These benefits include (1) a shorter time lag in producing a thermodynamic profile, and (2) the profiles are independent of the model so comparisons

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Evaluation of End Mill Coatings  

SciTech Connect

Milling tests were run on families of High Speed Steel (HSS) end mills to determine their lives while machining 304 Stainless Steel. The end mills tested were made from M7, M42 and T15-CPM High Speed Steels. The end mills were also evaluated with no coatings as well as with Titanium Nitride (TiN) and Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN) coatings to determine which combination of HSS and coating provided the highest increase in end mill life while increasing the cost of the tool the least. We found end mill made from M42 gave us the largest increase in tool life with the least increase in cost. The results of this study will be used by Cutting Tool Engineering in determining which end mill descriptions will be dropped from our tool catalog.

L. J. Lazarus; R. L. Hester,

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Solar Two Performance Evaluation Methodology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary aspect of the performance evaluation is the lost-electricity analysis. This analysis compares the actual generation with the generation predicted by the Solar Two model. (SOLERGY, a computer program designed by Sandia National Laboratories to simulate the operation and power output of a solar central-receiver power plant is the code used to model Solar Two.) The difference between the predicted and the actual generation (i.e., the lost electricity) is broken down into the different efficiency and availability categories responsible for the loss. Having the losses broken down by system and in terms of electricity is useful for understanding and improving the plant's performance; it provides a tool for determining the best operating procedures for plant performance and the allocation of operation and maintenance resources for the best performance payback.

Mary Jane Hale

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Field Evaluation of Programmable Thermostats  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Prior research suggests that poor programmable thermostats usability may prevent their effective use to save energy. We hypothesized that home occupants with a high-usability thermostats would be more likely to use them to save energy than people with a basic thermostat. We randomly installed a high-usability thermostat in half the 77 apartments of an affordable housing complex, installing a basic thermostat in the other half. During the heating season, we collected space temperature and furnace on-off data to evaluate occupant interaction with the thermostats, foremost nighttime setbacks. We found that thermostat usability did not influence energy-saving behaviors, finding no significant difference in temperature maintained among apartments with high- and low-usability thermostats.

Sachs, O.; Tiefenbeck, V.; Duvier, C.; Qin, A.; Cheney, K.; Akers, C.; Roth, K.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Sensors and Instrumentation and Nondestructive Evaluation - Nuclear...  

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

Capabilities Sensors and Instrumentation and Nondestructive Evaluation Overview Energy System Applications Safety-Related Applications Homeland Security Applications...

165

Concrete Degradation Modeling in the Evaluation of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... as a Decommission Option by ... Page 2. Concrete Degradation Modeling in the Evaluation of Entombment as a Decommissioning Option ...

2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Performance Evaluation of Text Analysis Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report describes the most recent and most sophisticated of these evaluations, the Third Message Understanding Conference (MUC-3)

By Wendy Lehnert; Wendy Lehnert; Beth Sundheim

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Performance Evaluations | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Performance Evaluations | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response...

168

Concrete Degradation Modeling in the Evaluation of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... as a Decommission Option by ... in the Evaluation of Entombment as a Decommissioning Option ... Effectiveness Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research ...

2004-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

169

Towards Security Evaluation BASED ON EVIDENCE COLLECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Information security evaluation of software-intensive systems typically relies heavily on the experience of the security professionals. Obviously, automated approaches are needed in this field. Unfortunately, there is no practical approach to carrying out security evaluation in a systematic way. Here we introduce a general-level holistic framework for security evaluation based on security behaviour modelling and security evidence collection, and discuss its applicability to the design of security evaluation experimentation setups in real-world systems.

Reijo Savola

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

SYNTHETIC SLING FAILURE - EVALUATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The information and evaluations provided in this report were compiled to address the recurring problem of synthetic sling failure. As safety is the number one priority in all work aspects, a solution must be devised to prevent accidents from occurring. A total of thirteen cases regarding synthetic sling failure were evaluated in order to determine their causes, effects, and preventative measures. From the collected data, it was found that all cases in which the synthetic sling contacted the edge of its load resulted in sling failure. It is required that adequate synthetic sling protection devices be used to protect slings in any lift where the sling comes in direct contact with the edge or corner of its load. However, there are no consensus codes or standards stating the type, material, or purpose of the type of protective device used to protect the sling from being cut. Numerous industry standards and codes provide vague descriptions on how to protect synthetic slings. Without a clear, concise statement of how to protect synthetic slings, it is common for inadequate materials and sling protection devices to be used in an attempt to meet the intent of these requirements. The use of an inadequate sling protection device is the main cause of synthetic sling failure in all researched cases. Commercial sling protection devices come in many shapes and sizes, and have a variety of names, as well as advertised uses. 'Abrasion pads' and 'wear protectors' are two different names for products with the same intended purpose. There is no distinguishable way to determine the extent of sling protection which these devices will provide, or what specific scenarios they are made for. This creates room for error in a field where error is unacceptable. This report provides a recommended action for hoisting and rigging activities which require synthetic slings to contact a load, as well as recommended changes to industry standards which will benefit overall industry safety.

MACKEY TC; HENDERSON CS

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

171

ENergy and Power Evaluation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the late 1970s, national and international attention began to focus on energy issues. Efforts were initiated to design and test analytical tools that could be used to assist energy planners in evaluating energy systems, particularly in developing countries. In 1984, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned Argonne National Laboratory`s Decision and Information Sciences Division (DIS) to incorporate a set of analytical tools into a personal computer-based package for distribution in developing countries. The package developed by DIS staff, the ENergy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP), covers the range of issues that energy planners must face: economic development, energy demand projections, supply-and-demand balancing, energy system expansion, and environmental impact analysis. Following the original DOE-supported development effort, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the assistance from the US Department of State (DOS) and the US Department of Energy (DOE), provided ENPEP training, distribution, and technical support to many countries. ENPEP is now in use in over 60 countries and is an international standard for energy planning tools. More than 500 energy experts have been trained in the use of the entire ENPEP package or some of its modules during the international training courses organized by the IAEA in collaboration with Argonne`s Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division and the Division of Educational Programs (DEP). This report contains the ENPEP program which can be download from the internet. Described in this report is the description of ENPEP Program, news, forums, online support and contacts.

NONE

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Programmer-focused website accessibility evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Suggested methods for conducting website accessibility evaluations have typically focused on the needs of end-users who have disabilities. However, programmers, not people with disabilities, are the end-users of evaluations reports generated by accessibility ... Keywords: accessibility, evaluation, internet, reporting

Chris Law; Julie Jacko; Paula Edwards

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Hazard Evaluation for 244-CR Vault  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the results of a hazards identification and evaluation performed on the 244-CR Vault to close a USQ (USQ No.TF-98-0785, Potential Inadequacy in Authorization Basis (PIAB): To Evaluate Miscellaneous Facilities Listed In HNF-2503 And Not Addressed In The TWRS Authorization Basis) that was generated as part of an evaluation of inactive TWRS facilities.

GRAMS, W.H.

1999-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

174

NREL Develops New Optical Evaluation Approach for  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NREL Develops New Optical Evaluation Approach for Parabolic Trough Collectors New analytical method makes it possible to carry out fast evaluation of trough collectors for design purposes. Parabolic, and accurate analytical method for the optical evaluation of parabolic trough collectors: First

175

ITL's Evaluation-Driven Approach to Information Retrieval is ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ITL's Evaluation-Driven Approach to Information Retrieval is Expanding Internationally. The evaluation-driven approach ...

176

Evaluation Report: IG-0704 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0704 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 October 6, 2005 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 Regulatory Commission (Commission) had taken steps to strengthen its cyber security program and implemented countermeasures to reduce network vulnerabilities addressed in our previous evaluation reports. Specifically, the Commission improved the Continuity of Operations Plan and system-specific disaster recovery plans. In addition, a System Development Life Cycle manual was developed and finalized to ensure that all information technology systems support Federal statutes and the Commission's business and strategic objectives. Evaluation Report: IG-0704 More Documents & Publications PIA - GovTrip (DOE data)

177

Evaluation Report: IG-0856 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0856 Evaluation Report: IG-0856 Evaluation Report: IG-0856 October 20, 2011 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2011 The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) provides direction on the development, implementation and management of an agency-wide information security program to provide protection commensurate with risk for Federal information and systems, including those managed by another agency or contractors. In accordance with FISMA, the Office of Inspector General conducted its annual independent evaluation to determine whether the Department of Energy's (Department) unclassified cyber security program adequately protected its information and systems. Our evaluation disclosed that the Department had taken steps to enhance its

178

PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION PROJECT RULISON  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION PROJECT RULISON (PRODUCTION TESTING) by R o y B . E v a n s , D a v i d E . B e r n h a r d t P r o g r a m s 'and P l a n s S o u t h w e s t e r n R a d i o l o g i c a l H e a l t h L a b o r a t o r y U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h , E d u c a t i o n a n d Welfare P u b l i c H e a l t h S e r v i c e E n v i r o n m e n t a 1 H e a l t h S e r v i c e E n v i r o n m e n t a l C o n t r o l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n B u r e a u of R a d i o l o g i c a l H e a l t h D r a f t e d - O c t o b e r 1969 P u b l i s h e d - May 1 9 7 0 S e c o n d P r i n t i n g - A u g u s t 1 9 7 0 This page intentionally left blank ABSTRACT Project Rulison i s a Plowshare experiment t o i n v e s t i g a t e the f e a s i b i l i t y o f nuclear explosive s t i m u l a t i o n of n a t u r a l gas production. The detonation of t h e e x p l o s i v e took place on September 1 0 , 1969. Production t e s t i n g a c t i v i t i e s w i i l be i n i t i a t e d s i x months or more a f t e r t h e d e t o n a t i o n and w i l l e n t a i l f l

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Tanzania Roads Evaluation - Baseline | Data.gov  

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Tanzania Roads Evaluation - Baseline Tanzania Roads Evaluation - Baseline Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data Tanzania Roads Evaluation - Baseline Dataset Summary Description Baseline survey for impact evaluation of MCC's roads improvement investments in Tanzania. The evaluation will examine the project's household- and community-level effects on local standards of living along the roads. For the evaluation of major roads on the mainland, Economic Development Initiatives conducted a survey of 3,000 households in 200 communities in 2009. For the Pemba rural roads evaluation, Economic Development Initiatives conducted a survey on 570 households in the treatment group and 630 households in the comparison group.

180

Solar energy program evaluation: an introduction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Program Evaluation Methodology provides an overview of the practice and methodology of program evaluation and defines more precisely the evaluation techniques and methodologies that would be most appropriate to government organizations which are actively involved in the research, development, and commercialization of solar energy systems. Formal evaluation cannot be treated as a single methodological approach for assessing a program. There are four basic types of evaluation designs - the pre-experimental design; the quasi-experimental design based on time series; the quasi-experimental design based on comparison groups; and the true experimental design. This report is organized to first introduce the role and issues of evaluation. This is to provide a set of issues to organize the subsequent sections detailing the national solar energy programs. Then, these two themes are integrated by examining the evaluation strategies and methodologies tailored to fit the particular needs of the various individual solar energy programs. (MCW)

deLeon, P.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

TurningPoint Evaluation Results  

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

Results of the Knoxville 2012 Meeting Evaluation 15 22.06% 5 7.35% 36 52.94% 0 0% 3 4.41% 6 8.82% 3 4.41% Totals 68 100% 25 17.86% 38 27.14% 38 27.14% 38 27.14% 1 0.71% Totals 140 100% 35 47.30% 36 48.65% 2 2.70% 1 1.35% Totals 74 100% 1.) Please indicate what type of agency or company you represent. Responses Federal 2.) Which breakout sessions did you attend? Responses NRC: Storage and disposal topics NRC: Rulemakings and studies Emerging technologies for HAZMAT shipments Harmonization, DOE directives, TEPP activitie... Tribal State executive State legislature Local Private Other Didn't attend None 3.) Keynote Address: DOE Office of Environmental Management Responses Very Somewhat Not useful 22.1% 7.4% 52.9% 0% 4.4% 8.8% 4.4% Federal Tribal State executive State legislature Local

182

A radiological evaluation of phosphogypsum  

SciTech Connect

Phosphogypsum is the by-product resulting from phosphoric acid or phosphate fertilizer production. The phosphate used in these chemical processes contains the naturally occurring radioactive material U and all its subsequent decay products. During processing, the U generally remains in the phosphoric acid product, while the daughter, {sup 226}Ra, tends to be concentrated in the phosphogypsum. Phosphogypsum has physical properties that make it useful as a sub-base for roadways, parking lots, and similar construction. A radiological evaluation, to determine exposures to workers mixing this material with a stabilizing agent (portland cement), was performed at a South Louisiana phosphoric acid chemical plant. Measurements of the {sup 226}Ra content of the phosphogypsum showed an average of 1.1 +/- 0.3 Bq g-1 (0.7-1.7 Bq g-1). The average measured gross gamma exposure rate on the phosphogypsum pile corresponded to a dose equivalent rate of 0.368 +/- 0.006 mu Sv h-1 (0.32-0.42 mu Sv h-1). Radon daughter concentrations measured on top of the phosphogypsum pile ranged from 0.0006 to 0.001 working levels. An analysis of the airborne {sup 226}Ra concentrations showed only background levels.

Laiche, T.P.; Scott, L.M. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (USA))

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Evaluating verbose query processing techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Verbose or long queries are a small but significant part of the query stream in web search, and are common in other applications such as collaborative question answering (CQA). Current search engines perform well with keyword queries but are not, in general, effective for verbose queries. In this paper, we examine query processing techniques which can be applied to verbose queries prior to submission to a search engine in order to improve the search engine’s results. We focus on verbose queries that have sentence-like structure, but are not simple “wh- ” questions, and assume the search engine is a “black box. ” We evaluated the output of two search engines using queries from a CQA service and our results show that, among a broad range of techniques, the most effective approach is to simply reduce the length of the query. This can be achieved effectively by removing “stop structure ” instead of only stop words. We show that the process of learning and removing stop structure from a query can be effectively automated.

Samuel Huston; W. Bruce Croft

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Evaluation of nitrate destruction methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A wide variety of high nitrate-concentration aqueous mixed [radioactive and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous] wastes are stored at various US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. These wastes will ultimately be solidified for final disposal, although the waste acceptance criteria for the final waste form is still being determined. Because the nitrates in the wastes will normally increase the volume or reduce the integrity of all of the waste forms under consideration for final disposal, nitrate destruction before solidification of the waste will generally be beneficial. This report describes and evaluates various technologies that could be used to destroy the nitrates in the stored wastes. This work was funded by the Department of Energy`s Office of Technology Development, through the Chemical/Physical Technology Support Group of the Mixed Waste Integrated Program. All the nitrate destruction technologies will require further development work before a facility could be designed and built to treat the majority of the stored wastes. Several of the technologies have particularly attractive features: the nitrate to ammonia and ceramic (NAC) process produces an insoluble waste form with a significant volume reduction, electrochemical reduction destroys nitrates without any chemical addition, and the hydrothermal process can simultaneously treat nitrates and organics in both acidic and alkaline wastes. These three technologies have been tested using lab-scale equipment and surrogate solutions. At their current state of development, it is not possible to predict which process will be the most beneficial for a particular waste stream.

Taylor, P.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kurath, D.E.; Guenther, R. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

185

Evaluation of Torsatrons as reactors  

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Stellarators have significant operational advantages over tokamaks as ignited steady-state reactors. This scoping study, which uses an integrated cost-minimization code that incorporates costing and reactor component models self-consistently with a 1-D energy transport calculation, shows that a torsatron reactor could also be economically competitive with a tokamak reactor. The projected cost of electricity (COE) estimated using the Advanced Reactor Innovation and Evaluation Studies (ARIES) costing algorithms is 65.6 mill/kW(e)h in constant 1992 dollars for a reference 1-GW(e) Compact Torsatron reactor case. The COE is relatively insensitive (<10% variation) over a wide range of assumptions, including variations in the maximum field allowed on the coils, the coil elongation, the shape of the density profile, the beta limit, the confinement multiplier, and the presence of a large loss region for alpha particles. The largest variations in the COE occur for variations in the electrical power output demanded and the plasma-coil separation ratio.

Lyon, J.F. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Gulec, K. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Miller, R.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); El-Guebaly, L. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Verti Jack Pumping Unit evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Verti Jack Pumping Unit was tested primarily to establish the energy comsumption efficiency of the unit as compared with that of conventional pumping unit. Before the unit was field tested, extensive static testing was performed to determine the effect of the counterbalance system throughout the operational cycle. The field test included comparing the performance of the Verti Jack Unit and conventional pump jacks - a Bethlehem 16 and Cabot 25 pumping unit. The Verti Jack unit was operated at four different pumping conditions. The Verti Jack unit peformed satisfactorily during the testing. Only minor problems that could not be attributed to the design or operation of the unit were encountered. Changing the stroke length was difficult in the field, but such operational problems were expected in operating the first phototype and can be corrected on future models. During the higher pumping rate tests of the Verti Jack unit, the well ceased to deliver fluid quantities at rates adequate to the pumping rate. These data are shown in table 8. Therefore, evaluation data are based on theoretical pump performance and are presented in table 9. The data show that the Verti Jack is more efficient than the conventional units tested. The most direct comparison was the Verti Jack test at 36-inch stroke and 12 1/2 strokes per minute versus the Cabot unit at 37-inch stroke and 12 strokes per minute. In the comparison the Verti Jack operated about 24 percent more efficiently than the Cabot unit. Comparing the summation of all Verti Jack tests with that of all conventional unit tests, the Verti Jack operated about 15 percent more efficiently. Compared to the Cabot unit only, the Verti Jack was about 17 percent more energy efficient. 13 figs., 12 tabs.

Porter, R.; Spence, K.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Evaluation of high-performance computing software  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The absence of unbiased and up to date comparative evaluations of high-performance computing software complicates a user`s search for the appropriate software package. The National HPCC Software Exchange (NHSE) is attacking this problem using an approach that includes independent evaluations of software, incorporation of author and user feedback into the evaluations, and Web access to the evaluations. We are applying this approach to the Parallel Tools Library (PTLIB), a new software repository for parallel systems software and tools, and HPC-Netlib, a high performance branch of the Netlib mathematical software repository. Updating the evaluations with feed-back and making it available via the Web helps ensure accuracy and timeliness, and using independent reviewers produces unbiased comparative evaluations difficult to find elsewhere.

Browne, S.; Dongarra, J. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Rowan, T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

188

An Approach to Evaluating Equipment Efficiency Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978 authorized studies of several types of industrial equipment to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of labeling rules and minimum energy efficiency standards. An approach to the evaluation of these and related policy options is under development. The approach includes equipment classification and characterization, market characterization, and the subsequent evaluation of effectiveness and costs of the policy options. Technical, economic, and marketing data obtained with the cooperation of industrial groups, such of policy impacts.

Newsom, D. E.; Evans, A. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Freightliner - M2 106 Hybrid Applications: Tractor, Vocational truck Fuel Type: Hybrid - Diesel Electric...

190

Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation -  

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

Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 February 2004 Evaluation of the Office of Secure Transportation Emergency Management Program The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of emergency management programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in October 2003. Inspection activities included the observation of the OST annual emergency exercise and reviews of selected emergency management program elements. The exercise demonstrated that the OST emergency response organization could effectively provide for prompt event categorization, DOE and NNSA

191

Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide  

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

Impact Evaluation Guide Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group December 2012 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more at www.seeaction.energy.gov DOE/EE-0829 ii December 2012 www.seeaction.energy.gov ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes the common terminology, structures, and approaches used for determining (evaluating) energy and demand savings as well as avoided emissions and other non-energy benefits resulting

192

Methodology for Evaluation of Collaboration Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... At the capability level, we are interested in evaluating how well given ca ... of creativity-enhancing forces in group - social support, cross stimulation ...

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

193

Evaluation Report: IG-0700 | Department of Energy  

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

0 Evaluation Report: IG-0700 September 27, 2005 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 We found that the Department of Energy (Department) continued to take...

194

Evaluation Report: IG-0620 | Department of Energy  

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

20 Evaluation Report: IG-0620 September 16, 2003 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2003 While improvements were made during the last year, we noted that...

195

Appendix E National Type Evaluation Technical Committee ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... type evaluation criteria relating to the taking of tare ... scales) may semi automatically (pushbutton) take tare values ... automatic tare may be taken to ...

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

196

Plenary II -- Evaluation of Shortline Railroads  

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

DOT DOT U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Federal Railroad Administration Administration DOE Rail TEC DOE Rail TEC Winter Winter Meeting Meeting February February 6, 6, 2008, San Antonio, TX 2008, San Antonio, TX Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Task: Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants or Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants or Involved in the Transportation Link Involved in the Transportation Link Establish Contact Information with Railroads Officials Establish Contact Information with Railroads Officials Field Review of each Railroad

197

Issues evaluation process at Rocky Flats Plant  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the issues evaluation process for Rocky Flats Plant as established in July 1990. The issues evaluation process was initiated February 27, 1990 with a Charter and Process Overview for short-term implementation. The purpose of the process was to determine the projects required for completion before the Phased Resumption of Plutonium Operations. To determine which projects were required, the issues evaluation process and emphasized risk mitigation, based on a ranking system. The purpose of this report is to document the early design of the issues evaluation process to record the methodologies used that continue as the basis for the ongoing Issues Management Program at Rocky Flats Plant.

Smith, L.C.

1992-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

198

California Evaluation Framework | Building Energy Codes Program  

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those studies. bpCaliforniaEvaluationFramework.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission and the Project Advisory Group Focus: Adoption...

199

California Energy Efficiency Evaluation Protocols | Building...  

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bpCaliforniaEnergyEfficiencyEvaluationProtocols.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission Focus: Adoption Compliance Building Type: Commercial...

200

Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Reconnaissance evaluation of...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection...

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201

Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation by Leslie Eudy at the 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review Meeting provides information about NREL's fuel cell bus evaluations.

Eudy, L.

2007-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

202

Production Evaluation of 718-ER Alloy - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fill-scale production trial was conducted to evaluate 718-ER in comparison with standard alloy 718. The processing characteristics of both alloys in.

203

Programs for Evaluating Software Testing Tools and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... PESTTT materials can be used to evaluate and compare both white box and ... A draft conference paper has been submitted but not yet accepted for ...

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

204

Evaluation of Electric Field Exposure Assessment Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This evaluation of electric field exposure assessment methods highlights a renewed interest in characterizing electric field exposures and their attendant perceptible nuisance shocks.

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

205

Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Poster discusses hydrogen fuel cell transit bus evaluations conducted for the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, & Infrastructure Technologies Program (HFCIT). It was presented at the 2006 HFCIT Program Review.

Eudy, L.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Technology Validation: Fuel Cell Bus Evaluations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation for the 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program review showing status of U.S. and international fuel cell transit bus evaluations.

Eudy, L.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification...  

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements Title National Energy Efficiency...

208

Retrospective Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

analyses to generate price trends more accurately. 8.Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends Larry Dale, Camillewith regard to overall price trends and relative price of

Dale, Larry

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Fuel Cell Bus Evaluation Results (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation on the results from the DOE fuel cell bus evaluation given at the Transportation Research Board's 87th annual meeting, January 14, 2008.

Eudy, L.

2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

210

Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation...  

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Service Contracts to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

211

Evaluation and testing of internet firewalls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we propose a testing methodology for evaluating Internet firewalls and apply it to compare two popular firewalls. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Khalid Al-Tawil; Ibrahim A. Al-Kaltham

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

D R A F T Evaluating Interconnect  

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R A F T Evaluating Interconnect and Virtualization Performance for High Performance Computing Lavanya Ramakrishnan R. Shane Canon Krishna Muriki Iwona Sakrejda Nicholas J. Wright...

213

ARM - Evaluation Product - Cloud Classification VAP  

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properties includes cloud boundaries, thickness, phase, type, and precipitation information, and hence provides a useful tool for evaluation of model simulations and...

214

Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Geothermal resource evaluation...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

resource evaluation of the Yuma area Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced Search...

215

Battery Recycling by Hydrometallurgy: Evaluation of Simultaneous ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Battery Recycling by Hydrometallurgy: Evaluation of ... of spent batteries using the same process, in order to overcome the high costs and ...

216

SESCDP Supervisor's Evaluation of Candidate's Performance During...  

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

Assignment Form used by SES Supervisor to evaluate a SES candidate's performance in terms of meeting assignment objectives, an overall rating of the candidate's performance,...

217

Evaluation of the cooling fan efficiency index.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluation of the Cooling Fan Efficiency indexfor a desk fan anda computer fan Stefano Schiavon 1,2,* , M. Sc. PhD

Schiavon, Stefano; Melikov, Arsen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification...  

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65E ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and...

219

Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems Book. 2009, XIX, 338 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-0491-1 ... About this book: ...

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

220

Plenary II -- Evaluation of Shortline Railroads  

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

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Task: Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants or Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants or...

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221

Evaluated data collections from ENSDF. [ORNL  

SciTech Connect

For several years the Nuclear Data Project has been maintaining an Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF), which is designed to include critically evaluated values for most nuclear spectroscopic quantities. The information in ENSDF is the same as in the Nuclear Data Sheets, which illustrates two particular output formats (drawings and tables). Spectroscopic information for nuclei with A < 45 is put into ENSDF from the evaluations of Aizenberg-Selove and of Endt and van der Leun. An international network was organized to provide regular revisions of the data file. Computer facilities were developed to retrieve collections of evaluated data for special calculations or detailed examination.

Ewbank, W.B.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Multics Security Evaluation (Volume II): Vulnerability Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. ESD-TR-74-J93, Vor. II ' MULTICS SECURITY EVALUATION: VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS Pau r A. Karger, 2Lt ...

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

223

NETL: Health Effects - Toxicological Evaluation of Realistic...  

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TERESA: Toxicological Evaluation of Realistic Emissions of Source Aerosols The overall objective of the TERESA program is to investigate and clarify the impact of the sources and...

224

Future Air traffic management Concepts Evaluation Tool ...  

Solar Photovoltaic; Solar Thermal; Startup ... Actual air traffic data and weather information are utilized to evaluate an aircraft’s flight-plan ...

225

Evaluation of Resource Acquisition Approaches : Final Report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the last few years, Bonneville has been addressing this need and has developed numerous ways of acquiring resources. Four of these Approaches, the Competitive Acquisition, Billing Credits, and Targeted Acquisition Programs, and the Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric Project, were the subject of this evaluation project. Each Approach is currently in different stages of a process, and Bonneville felt it was an appropriate time that an evaluation be conducted. The purpose of this evaluation is to analyze the various Approaches` processes, to learn what`s working and what`s not, and to offer recommendations as to how Bonneville might improve their resources acquisition efforts. The evaluation was conducted with no preconceived biases.

O`Neill, Maura L.; Mortimer, Tom; Palermini, Debbi; Nelson, Kari

1991-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

226

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation-Table 1  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation > Table 1 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for AEO Forecast Evaluation, 1996 to...

227

Evaluation of Medium-Voltage Cable Joints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research is a continuation of work evaluating performance of state-of-the-art joints. Three single-phase cold shrink joints and three "I"-type premolded separable connector joints were evaluated. Two of the separable connectors were rated 600 A and one was rated 900 A; both were installed on ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) 15-kV cables.

2006-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

228

Evaluation of the Strategic Alliance for Agricultural  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

local entrepreneurship, agribusiness cluster formation and the development of competitive value chains Evaluation of the Strategic Alliance for Agricultural Development in Africa (SAADA program) 2006-20092 | SAADA Evaluation 2006-2009Local entrepreneurship, agribusiness cluster formation and the development of competitive value chains

Moussiliou Alidou; Marjolein Lem; Ted Schrader; Fons De Zeeuw; Moussiliou Alidou; Marjolein Lem; Ted Schrader; Fons De Zeeuw

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Three web accessibility evaluation perspectives for RIA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing popularity of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), several challenges arise in the area of web accessibility evaluation. A particular set of challenges emerges from RIAs dynamic nature: original static Web specifications can change ... Keywords: automated evaluation, web accessibility, web browser processing, web science

Nádia Fernandes, Ana Sofia Batista, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Topic relatedness in evaluative information extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The task of extracting opinions/evaluations related to a given topic from a large number of documents such as Web documents is crucial for developing an automatic evaluation finding system, which can handle a wide variety of topics as input. In this ...

Takuya Kawada; Tetsuji Nakagawa; Kentaro Inui; Sadao Kurohashi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Performance evaluation of robotic knowledge representation (PERK)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explore some ways in which symbolic knowledge representations have been evaluated in the past and provide some thoughts on what should be considered when applying and evaluating these types of knowledge representations for real-time ... Keywords: knowledge representation, ontologies, performance metrics, real-time, robotics

Craig Schlenoff; Sebti Foufou; Stephen Balakirsky

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Evaluation of Calcine Disposition Path Forward  

SciTech Connect

This document describes an evaluation of the baseline and two alternative disposition paths for the final disposition of the calcine wastes stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The pathways are evaluated against a prescribed set of criteria and a recommendation is made for the path forward.

Birrer, S.A.; Heiser, M.B.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

233

Evaluation of Calcine Disposition - Path Forward  

SciTech Connect

This document describes an evaluation of the baseline and two alternative disposition paths for the final disposition of the calcine wastes stored at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The pathways are evaluated against a prescribed set of criteria and a recommendation is made for the path forward.

Steve Birrer

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Context-based question-answering evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this poster, we will present the results of efforts we have undertaken to conduct evaluations of a QA system in a real world environment and to understand the nature of the dimensions on which users evaluate QA systems when given full reign to comment ... Keywords: question taxonomies, question understanding, question-answering systems, real-time systems

Elizabeth D. Liddy; Anne R. Diekema; Ozgur Yilmazel

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

An Evaluation of Spray Formed Alloy 718  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

USA. Abstract. Spray deposited 718 was evaluated and its characteristics ... gas and depending on the deposition conditions, as-sprayed shapes are typically .... from production size as-cast and cast-wrought material were also evaluated. .... ( 175O"F)/l Hr/Oil Quenched; Double aged at 718°C (1325'F)/8 Hrs/Furnace Cooled.

236

Offline partial evaluation for shift and reset  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an offline partial evaluator for the ?-calculus with the delimited continuation constructs shift and reset. Based on Danvy and Filinski's type system for shift and reset, we first present a type system that specifies ... Keywords: CPS transformation, binding-time analysis (BTA), continuation-passing style (CPS), delimited continuations, logical relations, offline partial evaluation

Kenichi Asai

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Duke Power Compact PHOCUS Boresonic System Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliable and repeatable boresonic inspection of turbine rotors and generators is critical for accurately predicting remaining life. EPRI's boresonic system evaluation program provides utilities with insight into commercial boresonic system performance capabilities. This report, one in a series of boresonic system evaluations, features an assessment of Duke Power Company's compact PHOCUS boresonic inspection system.

1994-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

238

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper) Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Istv, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured and an appropriate energy efficiency evaluation frameworks are discussed, such that the energy efficiency of the entire network comprising

Stevenson, Paul

239

REPORT NO. 4 ESTIMATES AND EVALUATION OF  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

REPORT NO. 4 ESTIMATES AND EVALUATION OF FALLOUT IN THE UNITED STATES FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS ESTIMATES AND EVALUATION OF FALLOUT IN THE UNITED STATES FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING CONDUCTED THROUGH 1962 Transport and Distribution of Fallout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Section IV Radionuclides in the Diet

240

Weldability Tests for Evaluating Cracking Susceptibility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 2   Weldability tests used to evaluate susceptibility to cracking...used to evaluate susceptibility to cracking Test Fields of use Controllable variables Type of data Specialized equipment Relative cost Lehigh restraint test Weld metal hot and cold cracking, root cracking,

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241

Improving Geocoding Practices: Evaluation of Geocoding Tools  

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This study examined the sources of error involved in geocoding, by systematically evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of three widely used tools for geocoding. We tested them against a random sample of addresses from a state administrative address ... Keywords: address matching, census block, evaluation, geocoding, geocoding tools

Duck-Hye Yang; Lucy Mackey Bilaver; Oscar Hayes; Robert Goerge

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

A new evaluation measure for imbalanced datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The area of imbalanced datasets is still relatively new, and it is known that the use of overall accuracy is not an appropriate evaluation measure for imbalanced datasets, because of the dominating effect of the majority class. Although, researchers ... Keywords: ROC and cost sensitive learning, evaluation, imbalanced datasets

Cheng G. Weng; Josiah Poon

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Security and Cyber Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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

Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight implements the independent security performance monitoring functions for DOE. The other half of the Independent Oversight Program is implemented by the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations for safety oversight. The independent oversight function performed by these two offices is delineated in DOE Order 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, issued on August 30, 2011. This recently revised Order reflects lessons learned in conducting inspections and incorporates earlier and more frequent line management involvement in the inspection planning process. We welcome an opportunity to discuss our inspection process and potential

244

Applying DSM evaluation results to utility planning  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the results of a study to assess the application of DSM evaluation results to utility forecasting and planning. The paper has three objectives: (1) identify forecasting and planning applications of evaluation studies, (2) identify major obstacles and problems associated with applying evaluation results to forecasting and planning, and (3) suggest approaches to address the major problems. The paper summarizes results from interviews with utilities, regulators, and consultants to determine how the utility industry currently applies evaluation results in forecasting and planning. The paper also includes results from a detailed case study of Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Southern California Edison Company (SCE), two utilities with large DSM programs and active evaluation efforts.

Baxter, L.W.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A neutronic evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems was performed. The benchmark problems describe typical PWR uranium and plutonium (mixed oxide) fueled lattices. WIMSd4m, a neutron transport lattice code, was used to evaluate multigroup macroscopic cross sections for various pincell models in each benchmark problem. DEF3D, a multigroup multidimensional diffusion code, was used to evaluate the uranium-fueled lattice benchmark problem of the American Nuclear Society. TWODANT, a multigroup, two-dimensional transport code, was used to evaluate the mixed oxide lattice benchmark problem from the Nuclear Energy Agency. Both benchmark problems yielded results consistent with preliminary results submitted by other participants in the benchmarking exercises. Some suggestions are made to improve future benchmark evaluations.

Cowan, James Anthony

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Layered evaluation of interactive adaptive systems: framework and formative methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evaluation of interactive adaptive systems has long been acknowledged to be a complicated and demanding endeavour. Some promising approaches in the recent past have attempted tackling the problem of evaluating adaptivity by "decomposing" and evaluating ... Keywords: Design, Evaluation framework, Formative evaluation methods, Layered evaluation

Alexandros Paramythis; Stephan Weibelzahl; Judith Masthoff

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Evaluation Report: IG-0738 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0738 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 September 18, 2006 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or propagate harmful programs. A strong cyber security program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on Department mission associated with successful attacks or intrusions and protecting operational, personally identifiable and other sensitive data

248

Evaluation Report: IG-0704 | Department of Energy  

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

4 4 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 October 6, 2005 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 Regulatory Commission (Commission) had taken steps to strengthen its cyber security program and implemented countermeasures to reduce network vulnerabilities addressed in our previous evaluation reports. Specifically, the Commission improved the Continuity of Operations Plan and system-specific disaster recovery plans. In addition, a System Development Life Cycle manual was developed and finalized to ensure that all information technology systems support Federal statutes and the Commission's business and strategic objectives. Evaluation Report: IG-0704 More Documents & Publications Slide 1 PIA - GovTrip (DOE data) PIA - Bonneville Power Adminstration Ethics Helpline

249

An evaluated neutronic data file for bismuth  

SciTech Connect

A comprehensive evaluated neutronic data file for bismuth, extending from 10{sup {minus}5} eV to 20.0 MeV, is described. The experimental database, the application of the theoretical models, and the evaluation rationale are outlined. Attention is given to uncertainty specification, and comparisons are made with the prior ENDF/B-V evaluation. The corresponding numerical file, in ENDF/B-VI format, has been transmitted to the National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory. 106 refs., 10 figs., 6 tabs.

Guenther, P.T.; Lawson, R.D.; Meadows, J.W.; Smith, A.B.; Smith, D.L.; Sugimoto, M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Howerton, R.J. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A laboratory evaluation of color video monitors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories has considerable experience with monochrome video monitors used in alarm assessment video systems. Most of these systems, used for perimeter protection, were designed to classify rather than to identify intruders. There is a growing interest in the identification function of security video systems for both access control and insider protection. Because color video technology is rapidly changing and because color information is useful for identification purposes, Sandia National Laboratories established a program to evaluate the newest relevant color video equipment. This report documents the evaluation of an integral component, color monitors. It briefly discusses a critical parameter, dynamic range, details test procedures, and evaluates the results.

Terry, P.L.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Slimholes for geothermal reservoir evaluation - An overview  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The topics covered in this session include: slimhole testing and data acquisition, theoretical and numerical models for slimholes, and an overview of the analysis of slimhole data acquired by the Japanese. The fundamental issues discussed are concerned with assessing the efficacy of slimhole testing for the evaluation of geothermal reservoirs. the term reservoir evaluation is here taken to mean the assessment of the potential of the geothermal reservoir for the profitable production of electrical power. As an introduction to the subsequent presentations and discussions, a brief summary of the more important aspects of the use of slimholes in reservoir evaluation is given.

Hickox, C.E.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Evaluating Model Abstractions: A Quantitative Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An \\evaluation " approach devised for an inductive reasoning system called Logic-based Discrete-event Inductive Reasoner is the focus of this paper. The underlying inductive reasoning methodology utilizes abstractions as its primary means to deal with lack ofknowledge. Based on abstractions and their treatments as assumptions, the Logic-based Discrete-event Inductive Reasoning system allows non-monotonic predictions. The evaluation approach takes into account explicitly the role of abstractions employed in non-monotonically derived multiple predictions. These predictions are ranked according to the type and number of abstractions used. The proposed evaluation approach is also discussed in relation to the dichotomy of model validation and simulation correctness.

Hessam S. Sarjoughian; Bernard P. Zeigler; Francois E. Cellier

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Evaluating Message Understanding Systems: An Analysis of . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes and analyzes the results of the Third Message Understanding Conference (MUC-3). It reviews the purpose, history, and methodology of the conference, summarizes the participating systems, discusses issues of measuring system effectiveness, describes the linguistic phenomena tests, and provides a critical look at the evaluation in terms of the lessons learned. One of the common problems with evaluations is that the statistical significance of the results is unknown. In the discussion of system performance, the statistical significance of the evaluation results is reported and the use of approximate randomization to calculate the statistical significance of the results of MUC-3 is described

Nancy Chinchor; Lynette Hirschman; David D. Lewis

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Appendix A National Type Evaluation Technical Committee ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... deemed necessary to evaluate a belt profiling feature in ... a 10:1 ratio based on the size, loading and speed ... Similar or the same type of load cell or ...

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

255

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Forecast Evaluation 2005 Forecast Evaluation 2005 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005 * Then Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces projections of energy supply and demand each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). The projections in the AEO are not statements of what will happen but of what might happen, given the assumptions and methodologies used. The projections are business-as-usual trend projections, given known technology, technological and demographic trends, and current laws and regulations. Thus, they provide a policy-neutral reference case that can be used to analyze policy initiatives. EIA does not propose or advocate future legislative and regulatory changes. All laws are assumed to remain as currently enacted; however, the impacts of emerging regulatory changes, when defined, are reflected.

256

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Truck Efficiency  

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

Efficiency Efficiency The Fleet Test and Evaluation team is working with industry partners to evaluate truck efficiency technologies in long-haul truck cabs. To keep their cabs at a comfortable temperature, heavy-duty truck drivers idle their engines an average of 1,400 hours annually, using more than 800 million gallons of fuel each year. With diesel prices at an all-time high, carrier companies are looking into ways to incorporate truck efficiency technologies to eliminate engine idling. By doing so, they not only save money on fuel but reduce tailpipe emissions. To find ways trucks can be more efficient without idling, the Fleet Test and Evaluation team is researching: Thermal Load Reduction Idle Reduction Printable Version Fleet Test and Evaluation Home Research & Development

257

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Alternative Fuels  

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

Alternative Fuels Alternative Fuels NREL's Fleet Test and Evaluation Team works with industry partners to evaluate the use of alternative fuels in delivery, transit, and freight vehicles. Although biodiesel is the most commonly used alternative fuel in medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles, compressed and liquefied natural gas and Fischer-Tropsch diesel are also viable options for trucking companies. Learn more about the team's evaluations of alternative fuels in fleet operations: Biodiesel Compressed Natural Gas Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Liquefied Natural Gas Printable Version Fleet Test and Evaluation Home Research & Development Vehicle Drive Cycle Analysis Hybrid Electric Drive Systems Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Electric Drive Systems Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Truck Stop Electrification

258

HVAC Energy Recovery Design and Economic Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ENRECO has prepared this paper on HVAC energy recovery to provide the engineer with an overview of the design engineering as well as the economic analysis considerations necessary to evaluate the potential benefits of energy recovery.

Kinnier, R. J.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Evaluation of Budget Analyses during MISMO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results of sounding-derived heat and moisture budgets for the Mirai Indian Ocean Cruise for the Study of the MJO Onset (MISMO) project in 2006 are evaluated using observational and simulated datasets. Estimated rainfall rates from the budget ...

Masaki Katsumata; Paul E. Ciesielski; Richard H. Johnson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Visualizing subjective decision criteria for system evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The tools and methods used to evaluate complex systems in terms of human systems integration (HSI) include software, hardware, models, simulations, processes, and techniques. Hundreds of such tools currently exist to ...

Coley, Jodyann Felicia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Symposium J: Materials Characterisation and Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design of Pre-Weakening and Evaluation of Structural Safety for Explosive ... Crystallization Temperature of Pd-Cu-Si System Using Integrated Thin Film Samples ... Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminium Welds after Manual and Automatic ...

262

A Performance Evaluation of Text Analysis Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report describes the most recent and most sophisticated of these evaluations, the Third Message Understanding Conference (MUC-3) 1 This evaluation was sponsored by the Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which plays a key role in sponsoring evaluations for other types of language interpretation systems, including performance evaluations for speech recognition carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Pallett 1990). Background and History In June 1990, a call for participation went out to research laboratories in industry and academia. The intent was to bring together established natural language processing systems for the sake of seeing how they would each handle a uniform text comprehension task. The call emphasized the importance of having a "mature" natural language processing system ready to go. The short time frame associated with MUC-3 was not amenable to extensive system construction or exploratory experimentation on a major scal

By Wendy; Wendy Lehnert; Beth Sundheim

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

1.011 Project Evaluation, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.011 examines methodologies for evaluating civil engineering projects, which typically are large-scale, long-lived projects involving many economic, financial, social, and environmental factors. Topics covered include: ...

Martland, Carl D.

264

Smog Check II Evaluation California Inspection and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Smog Check II Evaluation Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . California Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee #12;Contents Glossary of Acronyms ____________________________________________ 1 Glossary of Terms _______________________________________________ 3 #12;G-1 Glossary of Acronyms APCD Air

Denver, University of

265

Performance Evaluation of Undulator Radiation at CEBAF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of undulator radiation (UR) at CEBAF with a 3.5 m helical undulator is evaluated and compared with APS undulator-A radiation in terms of brilliance, peak brilliance, spectral flux, flux density and intensity distribution.

Chuyu Liu, Geoffrey Krafft, Guimei Wang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A Parallelizing Compiler Based on Partial Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We constructed a parallelizing compiler that utilizes partial evaluation to achieve efficient parallel object code from very high-level data independent source programs. On several important scientific applications, ...

Surati, Rajeev

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Exploiting the Parallelism Exposed by Partial Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the key role played by partial evaluation in the Supercomputing Toolkit, a parallel computing system for scientific applications that effectively exploits the vast amount of parallelism exposed by partial ...

Surati, Rajeev

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Hypothesis Tests for Evaluating Numerical Precipitation Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When evaluating differences between competing precipitation forecasts, formal hypothesis testing is rarely performed. This may be due to the difficulty in applying common tests given the spatial correlation of and non-normality of errors. ...

Thomas M. Hamill

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Data Assimilation and Model Evaluation Experiment Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Institute for Naval Oceanography, in cooperation with Naval Research Laboratories and universities, executed the Data Assimilation and Model Evaluation Experiment (DAMÉE) for the Gulf Stream region during fiscal years 1991–1993. Enormous ...

Chung-Chieng A. Lai; Wen Qian; Scott M. Glenn

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Final Vitrification Melter And Vessels Evaluation Documentation  

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

DOE has prepared final evaluations and made waste incidental to reprocessing determinations for the vitrification melter and feed vessels (the concentrator feed makeup tank and the melter feed hold...

271

1.011 Project Evaluation, Spring 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Methodologies for evaluating civil engineering projects, which typically are large-scale, long-lived projects involving many economic, financial, social, and environmental factors. Basic techniques of engineering economics, ...

Martland, Carl D. (Carl Douglas)

272

Yosemite Waters Vehicle Evaluation Report: Final Results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Document details the evaluation of Fischer-Tropsch diesel, a gas-to-liquid fuel, in medium-duty delivery vehicles at Yosemite Waters. The study was conducted by NREL at the company's Fullerton, California, bottling headquarters.

Eudy, L.; Barnitt, R.; Alleman, T. L.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Strategies for Evaluating Quality Assurance Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Columbia River Component Data Evaluation Summary Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the Columbia River Component Data Compilation and Evaluation task was to compile, review, and evaluate existing information for constituents that may have been released to the Columbia River due to Hanford Site operations. Through this effort an extensive compilation of information pertaining to Hanford Site-related contaminants released to the Columbia River has been completed for almost 965 km of the river.

C.S. Cearlock

2006-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

275

Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles will build and deploy 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks. The trucks will be deployed in diverse climates across the country.

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2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Evaluation of near-field earthquake effects  

SciTech Connect

Structures and equipment, which are qualified for the design basis earthquake (DBE) and have anchorage designed for the DBE loading, do not require an evaluation of the near-field earthquake (NFE) effects. However, safety class 1 acceleration sensitive equipment such as electrical relays must be evaluated for both NFE and DBE since they are known to malfunction when excited by high frequency seismic motions.

Shrivastava, H.P.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Unmanned and autonomous systems mission based test and evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose to apply principles from the Army Evaluation Center's Mission Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E) to Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS) Test and Evaluation (T&E) in order to conduct rigorous, real-world testing based on anticipated military ... Keywords: capability based evaluation, measures of effectiveness, measures of performance, mission and means framework, mission based test and evaluation, simulation based test and evaluation, unmanned and autonomous system test and evaluation

Philipp A. Djang; Frank Lopez

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Gasbuggy Site Assessment and Risk Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the geologic and hydrologic conditions and evaluates potential health risks to workers in the natural gas industry in the vicinity of the Gasbuggy, New Mexico, site, where the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission detonated an underground nuclear device in 1967. The 29-kiloton detonation took place 4,240 feet below ground surface and was designed to evaluate the use of a nuclear detonation to enhance natural gas production from the Pictured Cliffs Formation in the San Juan Basin, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, on land administered by Carson National Forest. A site-specific conceptual model was developed based on current understanding of the hydrologic and geologic environment. This conceptual model was used for establishing plausible contaminant exposure scenarios, which were then evaluated for human health risk potential. The most mobile and, therefore, the most probable contaminant that could result in human exposure is tritium. Natural gas production wells were identified as having the greatest potential for bringing detonation-derived contaminants (tritium) to the ground surface in the form of tritiated produced water. Three exposure scenarios addressing potential contamination from gas wells were considered in the risk evaluation: a gas well worker during gas-well-drilling operations, a gas well worker performing routine maintenance, and a residential exposure. The residential exposure scenario was evaluated only for comparison; permanent residences on national forest lands at the Gasbuggy site are prohibited

None

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

The LatestThe LatestThe LatestThe Latest,,,, Quick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor Evaluation Myway Plus Development of Specialized Equipment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LatestThe LatestThe LatestThe Latest,,,, Quick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor EvaluationQuick Motor Evaluation Myway Plus Development of Specialized Equipment Myway Plus developed a quick test/evaluation equipment for highly efficient hybrid car (HV) motor. The equipment

Kambhampati, Patanjali

280

General Evaluation SOP 6-26 2006  

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

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY (EERE) OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY (EERE) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP) Quality Assurance for General Program Evaluation Studies (June 26, 2006) 1.0 PURPOSE 1.1 Purposes: The purposes of this SOP are to: 1.1.1 Ensure that general program evaluation studies are performed well and have credibility with program managers, EERE Senior Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, and other stakeholders. 1.1.2 Provide a companion to the existing EERE SOP on "Peer Review Best Practices and Procedures" that addresses independence and quality assurance procedures for evaluations that provide information not obtainable using the peer review method (e.g., retrospective impact and cost-benefit assessments). 1 1.2

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Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations  

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Welcome to the Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations The Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight implements the independent security performance monitoring functions for DOE. The other half of the Independent Oversight Program is implemented by the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations for safety oversight. The independent oversight function performed by these two offices is delineated in DOE Order 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, issued on August 30, 2011. This recently revised Order reflects lessons learned in conducting inspections and incorporates earlier and more frequent line management involvement in the inspection planning process. We welcome an opportunity to discuss our inspection process and potential differences in approach since your last interaction with us.

282

Test & Evaluation | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

9 9 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142281539 Varnish cache server Test & Evaluation Dataset Summary Description This spreadsheet contains a list of all the companies with which NREL's Residential Buildings Group has formed a partnership. The two types of partnership included in this spreadsheet are: Incubator and Test & Evaluation. This list was generated in April 2011. Source NREL Date Released April 07th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords incubator NREL partnerships Test & Evaluation Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon members_and_partners_-_nrel_resbldgs_04072011.xlsx (xlsx, 29.8 KiB)

283

Evaluation Report: IG-0802 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0802 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 September 17, 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission depends on information technology to support its strategic goals of promoting the development of a strong energy infrastructure, supporting competitive markets, and preventing market manipulation. As with virtually all Government and private sector organizations, the Commission is faced with numerous and increasingly sophisticated attacks on its systems and data. To address this challenge and the continuing threat to its systems, the Commission expects to spend about $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to protect its IT infrastructure and data from cyber security related threats.

284

H.__ PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN  

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

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (a) The determination of performance-based fee earned shall be based upon a Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP), which includes the performance criteria for earning performance-based fee and the distribution of performance-based fee as provided in paragraph (d) below. The PEMP will be unilaterally established by the Government. A copy of the plan shall be provided to the Contractor with approval of the Contract Baseline. Both the PEMP and the approved Contract Baseline are hereby incorporated by reference. (b) Key performance commitments proposed by the Contractor and accepted by the Government are incorporated into Section H clause entitled "Performance Requirements" and will be included in the performance criteria in the PEMP.

285

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Printer friendly version on our site are provided in Adobe Acrobat Spreadsheets are provided in Excel Actual vs. Forecasts Formats Table 2. Total Energy Consumption Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports Excel, PDF Table 12. World Oil Prices Excel, PDF Table 13. Natural Gas Wellhead Prices

286

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Modeling and Analysis Papers> Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Modeling and Analysis Papers> Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Actual vs. Forecasts Available formats Excel (.xls) for printable spreadsheet data (Microsoft Excel required) MS Excel Viewer PDF (Acrobat Reader required Download Acrobat Reader ) Adobe Acrobat Reader Logo Table 2. Total Energy Consumption Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports Excel, PDF

287

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2004 2004 * The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has produced annual evaluations of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and replacing the historical year of data with the most recent. The forecast evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute percent errors for several of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2004. (There is no report titled Annual Energy Outlook 1988 due to a change in the naming convention of the AEOs.) The average absolute percent error is the simple mean of the absolute values of the percentage difference between the Reference Case projection and the

288

Evaluation for Uncertain Image Classification and Segmentation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Each year, numerous segmentation and classification algorithms are invented or reused to solve problems where machine vision is needed. Generally, the efficiency of these algorithms is compared against the results given by one or many human experts. However, in many situations, the location of the real boundaries of the objects as well as their classes are not known with certainty by the human experts. Furthermore, only one aspect of the segmentation and classification problem is generally evaluated. In this paper we present a new evaluation method for classification and segmentation of image, where we take into account both the classification and segmentation results as well as the level of certainty given by the experts. As a concrete example of our method, we evaluate an automatic seabed characterization algorithm based on sonar images.

Martin, Arnaud; Arnold-Bos, Andreas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

PSD-IT Lab Analytical Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today you will develop your skills in analytic evaluation, as you use the cognitive walkthrough method to assess different methods of interaction on the website eBay. Setting the scene In your groups, you will be acting as if you are consultants who have been called in to review the search facility available on the website eBay. As a group of user interaction design experts you have decided to use a cognitive walkthrough to conduct this evaluation. Cognitive Walkthrough (5 mins) Using your lecture notes you should conduct a cognitive evaluation of the search facility of the website eBay. Reminder: 1) The user sets a goal to be accomplished with the system (for example, "find the new Brittney Spears Album for sale"). 2) The user searches the interface for currently available actions (menu items, buttons, command-line inputs, etc.).

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Safety evaluation for packaging two plywood boxes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This safety evaluation for packaging evaluates and documents the ability of the plywood boxes listed below to meet the packaging requirements of WHC-CM-2-14, Hazardous Material Packaging and Shipping, for the onsite transfer of Type B radioactive material. Onsite transfer is the transport of hazardous materials on controlled routes confined to established limited areas and to portions of federally owned roadways to which public access is prohibited during transfer. The plywood boxes being used for this transport are PIN number PNLD-95-322 and PNLD-95-385. The contents being transported are wood, plastic, piping, rubber, and gloves. The source term was determined by nondestructive analysis and obtained from the solid waste storage/disposal record. Before the nondestructive analysis, the intention was to transport the boxes under WHC-SD-TP-SEP-020, Safety Evaluation for Packaging (Onsite) Plywood Box (WHC 1994), but Type B shipments are not included.

Flanagan, B.D.

1996-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

291

Evaluate reformer performance at a glance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Catalytic reforming is becoming increasingly important in replacing octane lost as the removal of lead from worldwide gasoline pools continues. A method has been developed that can quickly evaluate the performance of any catalytic reformer. The catalytic naphtha reforming process primarily involves three well-known reactions. These are aromatization of naphthenes, cyclization of paraffins and hydrocracking of paraffins. Hydrogen is produced in the process of aromatization and dehydrocyclization of paraffins. Reformer performance is normally evaluated with a reformate analysis (PONA) and yield of C{sub 5{sup +}} reformate. This method of quick evaluation of reformer performance is based upon the main assumption that the increase in hydrocarbon moles in the process is equal to the number of C{single_bond}C bond ruptures and one mole of hydrogen is absorbed to saturate the same. This new method calculates aromatization efficiency, paraffin conversion, aromatic selectivity and finally the paraffin, naphthene and aromatic content of C{sub 5{sup +}} reformate.

Nag, A. [Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Gujarat (India)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Evaluation of radioactive scrap metal recycling  

SciTech Connect

This report evaluates the human health risks and environmental and socio-political impacts of options for recycling radioactive scrap metal (RSM) or disposing of and replacing it. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is assisting the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Oak Ridge Programs Division, in assessing the implications of RSM management alternatives. This study is intended to support the DOE contribution to a study of metal recycling being conducted by the Task Group on Recycling and Reuse of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The focus is on evaluating the justification for the practice of recycling RSM, and the case of iron and steel scrap is used as an example in assessing the impacts. To conduct the evaluation, a considerable set of data was compiled and developed. Much of this information is included in this document to provide a source book of information.

Nieves, L.A.; Chen, S.Y.; Kohout, E.J.; Nabelssi, B.; Tilbrook, R.W.; Wilson, S.E.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Medium energy charged particle data for evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Medium energy charged particles incident on targets can cause a variety of nuclear reactions. Charged particle transport calculations require access to a large body of cross-section data which results in interest in an evaluated charge particle data library. Developing an evaluated data library can involve several steps. An index to the literature on measurements and theory is useful to locate information relevant to data evaluation. A computerized compilation of measurements facilitates the intercomparison of different experiments and the determination of how well data are known. Nuclear models, based on theory or phenonological evidence, are compared with experiment and where validated, are used to fill in regions where experimental data are not available. Finally, the selected data is placed into computer readable formats for use in transport calculations. 16 refs.

Pearlstein, S.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Handbook of evaluation of utility DSM programs  

SciTech Connect

Program evaluation has become a central issue in the world of utility integrated resource planning. The DSM programs that utilities were operating to meet federal requirements or to improve customer relations are now becoming big business. DSM is being considered an important resource in a utility`s portfolio of options. In the last five years, the amount of money that utilities have invested in DSM has grown exponentially in most regulatory jurisdictions. Market analysts are now talking about DSM being a $30 billion industry by the end of the decade. If the large volume of DSM-program investments was not enough to highlight the importance of evaluation, then the introduction of regulatory incentives has really focused the spotlight. This handbook was developed through a process that involved many of those people who represent the diverse constituencies of DSM-program evaluation. We have come to recognize the many technical disciplines that must be employed to evaluate DSM programs. An analysis might start out based on the principles of utility load research to find out what happened, but a combination of engineering and statistical methods must be used to ``triangulate`` an estimate of what would have happened without the program. The difference, of course, is that elusive but prized result of evaluation: what happened as the direct result of the DSM program. Technical performance of DSM measures is not the sole determinant of the answer, either. We also recognize the importance of such behavioral attributes of DSM as persistence and free ridership. Finally, DSM evaluation is meaningless without attention to planning an approach, communicating results to relevant decision-makers, and focusing as much on the process as the impacts of the program. These topics are all covered in this handbook.

Hirst, E.; Reed, J. [eds.; Bronfman, B.; Fitzpatrick, G.; Hicks, E.; Hirst, E.; Hoffman, M.; Keating, K.; Michaels, H.; Nadel, S.; Peters, J.; Reed, J.; Saxonis, W.; Schoen, A.; Violette, D.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Risk assessment technique for evaluating research laboratories  

SciTech Connect

A technique has been developed to evaluate research laboratories according to risk, where risk is defined as the product of frequency and consequence. This technique was used to evaluate several laboratories at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory under the direction of the Department of Energy, Idaho Field Office to assist in the risk management of the Science and Technology Department laboratories. With this technique, laboratories can be compared according to risk, and management can use the results to make cost effective decisions associated with the operation of the facility.

Bolander, T.W.; Meale, B.M.; Eide, S.A.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Risk assessment technique for evaluating research laboratories  

SciTech Connect

A technique has been developed to evaluate research laboratories according to risk, where risk is defined as the product of frequency and consequence. This technique was used to evaluate several laboratories at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory under the direction of the Department of Energy, Idaho Field Office to assist in the risk management of the Science and Technology Department laboratories. With this technique, laboratories can be compared according to risk, and management can use the results to make cost effective decisions associated with the operation of the facility.

Bolander, T.W.; Meale, B.M.; Eide, S.A.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Evaluated nuclear-data file for niobium  

SciTech Connect

A comprehensive evaluated nuclear-data file for elemental niobium is provided in the ENDF/B format. This file, extending over the energy range 10/sup -11/-20 MeV, is suitable for comprehensive neutronic calculations, particulary those dealing with fusion-energy systems. It also provides dosimetry information. Attention is given to the internal consistancy of the file, energy balance, and the quantitative specification of uncertainties. Comparisons are made with experimental data and previous evaluated files. The results of integral tests are described and remaining outstanding problem areas are cited. 107 refs.

Smith, A.B.; Smith, D.L.; Howerton, R.J.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

NHI Component Technical Readiness Evaluation System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A decision process for evaluating the technical readiness or maturity of components (i.e., heat exchangers, chemical reactors, valves, etc.) for use by the U.S. DOE Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative is described. This system is used by the DOE NHI to assess individual components in relation to their readiness for pilot-scale and larger-scale deployment and to drive the research and development work needed to attain technical maturity. A description of the evaluation system is provided, and examples are given to illustrate how it is used to assist in component R&D decisions.

Steven R. Sherman; Dane F. Wilson; Steven J. Pawel

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Performance evaluation soil samples utilizing encapsulation technology  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Performance evaluation soil samples and method of their preparation uses encapsulation technology to encapsulate analytes which are introduced into a soil matrix for analysis and evaluation by analytical laboratories. Target analytes are mixed in an appropriate solvent at predetermined concentrations. The mixture is emulsified in a solution of polymeric film forming material. The emulsified solution is polymerized to form microcapsules. The microcapsules are recovered, quantitated and introduced into a soil matrix in a predetermined ratio to form soil samples with the desired analyte concentration. 1 fig.

Dahlgran, J.R.

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

300

Performance evaluation soil samples utilizing encapsulation technology  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Performance evaluation soil samples and method of their preparation using encapsulation technology to encapsulate analytes which are introduced into a soil matrix for analysis and evaluation by analytical laboratories. Target analytes are mixed in an appropriate solvent at predetermined concentrations. The mixture is emulsified in a solution of polymeric film forming material. The emulsified solution is polymerized to form microcapsules. The microcapsules are recovered, quantitated and introduced into a soil matrix in a predetermined ratio to form soil samples with the desired analyte concentration.

Dahlgran, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Thermoelectric materials evaluation program. Technical summary report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research progress on the thermoelectric materials evaluation program is reported covering the period January 1, 1976 to September 30, 1978. Topical reports are presented on (1) hot and cold end ..delta..T's, (2) hardware mobility, (3) p-leg sublimation suppression, (4) thermodynamic stability of p-legs, (5) n-leg material process improvements to reduce extraneous resistance, (6) n-leg cracking, (7) dynamic evaluation of converter, and (8) data base and degradation modes. Twenty attachments are included which present supporting drawings, specifications, procedures, and data. (WHK)

Hinderman, J.D.

1979-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Performance evaluation soil samples utilizing encapsulation technology  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Performance evaluation soil samples and method of their preparation are described using encapsulation technology to encapsulate analytes which are introduced into a soil matrix for analysis and evaluation by analytical laboratories. Target analytes are mixed in an appropriate solvent at predetermined concentrations. The mixture is emulsified in a solution of polymeric film forming material. The emulsified solution is polymerized to form microcapsules. The microcapsules are recovered, quantitated and introduced into a soil matrix in a predetermined ratio to form soil samples with the desired analyte concentration.

Dahlgran, James R.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Open Government Plan Self Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

Self Evaluation Open Government Plan Self Evaluation Open Government Plan Self Evaluation More Documents & Publications PIA - OpenGov UserVoice System FINALDOEOGPVer1-2b07July20...

304

Interaction walkthrough: evaluation of safety critical interactive systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Usability evaluation methods are a battery of techniques for assessing the usability of interactive systems or of proposed interactive systems. This paper describes a new evaluation method, particularly appropriate for evaluating safety critical and ...

Harold Thimbleby

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Wilcox formation evaluation; Improved procedures for tight-gas-sand evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses risks in tight-gas-sand evaluation, reduced by defining relationships between pore geometry and critical water saturations. These results are integrated with log interpretation to derive an estimated kh that compares favorably with a true kh from production tests. These procedures are potentially applicable for evaluating other complex reservoirs.

Lewis, D.J.; Perrin, J.D. (BP Exploration Inc., Houston, TX (US))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Measurement & Verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency program evaluation is increasingly important as utilities implement programs to meet regulatory requirements, such as energy efficiency portfolio standards. While utilities need internal staff to oversee evaluation activities, most evaluations are actually conducted by outside consultants. Thus, utility staff require a sufficient understanding of the evaluation process to plan program evaluation activities as well as to manage internal stakeholders and evaluation contractors. This guide...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

307

Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs  

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Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Title Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2011 Authors Lai, Judy, Nicholas DeForest, Sila Kiliccote, Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, and Jonathan Donadee Conference Name ECEEE Summer Study, June 6-11, 2011 Date Published 06/2011 Publisher LBNL Conference Location Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. A relatively simple two-tiered pricing system (charges by usage under/over baseline for the home's climate zone) was replaced in the summer of 2001 by a more complicated five-tiered system (usage below baseline and up to 30%, 100%, 200%, and 300%+ over baseline). In 2009, PG&E began the process of upgrading its residential customers to Smart Meters and laying the groundwork for time of use pricing, due to start in 2011. This paper examines the history of the tiered pricing system, discusses the problems the utility encountered with its Smart Meter roll out, and evaluates the proposed dynamic pricing incentive structures. Scenario analyses of example PG&E customer bills will also be presented. What would these residential customers pay if they were still operating under a tiered structure, and/or if they participated in peak hour reductions?

308

EBS Model Development and Evaluation Report  

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

Enginerred Barrier Systems (EBS) model evaluation and development is fundamental to the design and analysis of disposal concepts for generic repository systems; this report centers on progress made on modeling and experimental approaches to analyze physical and chemical interactions affecting clay barrier performance.

309

Evaluating the Skill of Categorical Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generalized skill score is presented for evaluating forecasts in any number of categories. Each forecast in a sample is given a mark; the skill score for the sample is just the average mark. Each mark has an expected value of zero for an ...

Neil D. Gordon

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

A performance evaluation of three multiagent platforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last few years, many researchers have focused on testing the performance of Multiagent Platforms. Results obtained show a lack of performance and scalability on current Multiagent Platforms, but the existing research does not tackle poor efficiency ... Keywords: Multiagent platforms, Multiagent systems, Performance evaluation

Juan M. Alberola; Jose M. Such; Ana Garcia-Fornes; Agustin Espinosa; Vicent Botti

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Generalized cofactoring for logic function evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Logic evaluation of a Boolean function or relation is traditionally done by simulating its gate-level implementation, or creating a branching program using its Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) representation, or using a set of look-up tables. We propose ... Keywords: code generation, logic simulation

Yunjian Jiang; Slobodan Matic; Robert K. Brayton

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Performance Evaluation of Dense Gas Dispersion Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results of a study to evaluate the performance of seven dense gas dispersion models using data from three field experiments. Two models (DEGADIS and SLAB) are in the public domain and the other five (AIRTOX, CHARM, FOCUS,...

Jawad S. Touma; William M. Cox; Harold Thistle; James G. Zapert

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Evaluation of Radiation Resistance for Organic Materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

carbide fiber Evaluation of semiconductor devices for space use Creation of carnations with variety Research Activities for Quantum Beam Applications Polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells Silicon for organic materials used in atomic energy- related facilities J-PARC ITER Si-polymer Forming : fiber

McDonald, Kirk

314

User-driven quality evaluation of DBpedia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linked Open Data (LOD) comprises of an unprecedented volume of structured datasets on the Web. However, these datasets are of varying quality ranging from extensively curated datasets to crowdsourced and even extracted data of relatively low quality. ... Keywords: DBpedia, RDF, data quality, evaluation, extraction

Amrapali Zaveri, Dimitris Kontokostas, Mohamed A. Sherif, Lorenz Bühmann, Mohamed Morsey, Sören Auer, Jens Lehmann

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

OMPI: optimizing MPI programs using partial evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MPI is gaining acceptance as a standard for message-passing in high-performance computing, due to its powerful and flexible support of various communication styles. However, the complexity of its API poses significant software overhead, and as a result, ... Keywords: MPI, message passing, partial evaluation, SUIF, communication optimization, parallel computing

Hirotaka Ogawa; Satoshi Matsuoka

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Evaluating iterative optimization across 1000 datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While iterative optimization has become a popular compiler optimization approach, it is based on a premise which has never been truly evaluated: that it is possible to learn the best compiler optimizations across data sets. Up to now, most iterative ... Keywords: benchmarking, compiler optimization, iterative optimization

Yang Chen; Yuanjie Huang; Lieven Eeckhout; Grigori Fursin; Liang Peng; Olivier Temam; Chengyong Wu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

ViDe White Paper Evaluating Microsoft  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ViDe White Paper Evaluating Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server for use in Higher UNRELATED TO CURRENT TRENDS IN VIDEOCONFERENCING OR IN MICROSOFT PRODUCTS. September 2003 #12;White Paper, Australian National University Support for this White Paper activity was provided by Southeastern

Tennessee, University of

318

Lenient evaluation is neither strict nor lazy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

What is a non-strict functional language? Is a non-strict language necessarily lazy? What additional expressiveness brings non-strictness, with or without laziness? This paper tries to shed some light on these questions. First, in order to characterize ... Keywords: Lazy functional programming languages, Non-strict evaluation

G. Tremblay

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Improving AMBER, an MT evaluation metric  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recent paper described a new machine translation evaluation metric, AMBER. This paper describes two changes to AMBER. The first one is incorporation of a new ordering penalty; the second one is the use of the downhill simplex algorithm to tune the ...

Boxing Chen; Roland Kuhn; George Foster

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

A metrics framework for evaluating group formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many approaches to learning and teaching rely upon students working in groups. So far, many Computer-Supported Group Formation systems have been designed to facilitate the formation of optimal groups in learning. However, evaluating the quality of automated ... Keywords: efficiency, group formation, optimization

Asma Ounnas; David E. Millard; Hugh C. Davis

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Evaluation of failure probability via surrogate models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluation of failure probability of a given system requires sampling of the system response and can be computationally expensive. Therefore it is desirable to construct an accurate surrogate model for the system response and subsequently to sample the ... Keywords: Failure probability, Polynomial chaos, Sampling, Stochastic computation

Jing Li; Dongbin Xiu

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Evaluation of Occupational Magnetic Field Exposure Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As a first step in assessing potential effects of EMF exposure guidelines on utility operations, EPRI sponsored a technical evaluation of the major occupational EMF exposure guidelines and an analysis of existing magnetic-field exposure databases. The research reported herein is a comprehensive extension of that work, that includes studies by several research groups on diverse topics related to guidelines.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

323

Pumped-Storage Planning and Evaluation Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities now have an easy-to-use evaluation and costing methodology that allows users to better estimate pumped-storage potential. This guide will enable utilities to accurately screen potential sites to determine which candidates deserve more-detailed studies.

1989-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

324

Early Evaluation of the Cray X1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory installed a 32 processor Cray X1 in March, 2003, and will have a 256 processor system installed by October, 2003. In this paper we describe our initial evaluation of the X1 architecture, focusing on microbenchmarks, kernels, ...

T. H. Dunigan, Jr.; M. R. Fahey; J. B. White III; P. H. Worley

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Composition and evaluation of trustworthy web services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Web service technology seamlessly enables integration of different software to fulfil dynamic business demands in a platform-neutral fashion. By means of standard interfaces, service requesters can obtain their desired functionalities through certain ... Keywords: Petri nets, composite web services, ontology, trust, trustworthy web services, web service composition, web service evaluation

Stephen J. H. Yang; James S. F. Hsieh; Blue C. W. Lan; Jen-Yao Chung

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Evaluation of commercially available lighting design software  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses the need for commercially available lighting design computer programs and evaluates several of these programs. Sandia National Laboratories uses these programs to provide lighting designs for exterior closed-circuit television camera intrusion detection assessment for high-security perimeters.

McConnell, D.G.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Evaluation of waste disposal by shale fracturing  

SciTech Connect

The shale fracturing process is evaluated as a means for permanent disposal of radioactive intermediate level liquid waste generated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The estimated capital operating and development costs of a proposed disposal facility are compared with equivalent estimated costs for alternative methods of waste fixation.

Weeren, H.O.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Evaluating probabilistic models learned from data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several learning algorithms have been proposed to construct probabilistic models from data using the Bayesian networks mechanism. Some of them permit the participation of human experts in order to create a knowledge representation of the domain. However, ... Keywords: Bayesian networks, learning algorithms, model evaluation, virtual sensors

Pablo H. Ibargüengoytia; Miguel A. Delgadillo; Uriel A. García

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Team  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Set ­ Models · Conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles · Fuel consumption and performanceAdvanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Team Lee Slezak Manager, AVTAET Office · Supports HIL/RCP · Fuel cell models ­ Net power vs. fuel consumption ­ Engineering · ADvanced Vehicle

330

Topical web crawlers: Evaluating adaptive algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topical crawlers are increasingly seen as a way to address the scalability limitations of universal search engines, by distributing the crawling process across users, queries, or even client computers. The context available to such crawlers can guide ... Keywords: Efficiency, evaluation, evolution, exploitation, exploration, reinforcement learning, topical crawlers

Filippo Menczer; Gautam Pant; Padmini Srinivasan

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Geothermal resource evaluation of the Yuma area  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents an evaluation of the geothermal potential of the Yuma, Arizona area. A description of the study area and the Salton Trough area is followed by a geothermal analysis of the area, a discussion of the economics of geothermal exploration and exploitation, and recommendations for further testing. It was concluded economic considerations do not favor geothermal development at this time. (ACR)

Poluianov, E.W.; Mancini, F.P.

1985-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

332

Evaluating the Performance of Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a set of analytical tools to evaluate the performance of three land surface models (LSMs) that are used in global climate models (GCMs). Predictions of the fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat, and net CO2 exchange obtained ...

Gab Abramowitz; Ray Leuning; Martyn Clark; Andy Pitman

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Implementation and evaluation of a microthread architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future many-core processor systems require scalable solutions that conventional architectures currently do not provide. This paper presents a novel architecture that demonstrates the required scalability. It is based on a model of computation developed ... Keywords: Architecture, Evaluation, Implementation, Microgrid, Microthread, SVP

K. Bousias; L. Guang; C. R. Jesshope; M. Lankamp

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

HEART SMART NUTRITION Lesson Series Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HEART SMART NUTRITION Lesson Series Evaluation Please check the appropriate column if you did any of these activities either before or after receiving and reading the HeartSmart Nutrition lessons. Lifestyle Practices/Activities BEFORE Reading Lessons AFTER Reading Lessons Read any heart disease and nutrition information or website

335

Evaluation of passive solar retrofit options  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An evaluation framework has been developed which allows for the assessment of the role of passive solar retrofit in the nationwide reduction of conventional fuel use. Three types of analysis are proposed within this framework: the physical/technical capability of the present housing stock to incorporate passive solar retrofit; the economic feasibility of the application of retrofit designs; and the actual market potential or acceptance of these alternative retrofit options. Each type of analysis has specific data requirements and a series of evaluation procedures to help establish estimates of the potential for passive solar retrofit in the present housing stock. The data requirements with their respective sources and evaluation procedures for the first two types of analysis-physical/technical setting and economic feasibility, are examined. A distinction is drawn between community specific case studies and more generalized national assessments. Information derived from these three types of analysis, whether case specific or national in scope, can then be used in an evaluation of potential economic impacts. The establishment of regional economic benefits and costs werve as a measure of the merit or attractiveness of the implementation of a passive solar retrofit program.

Ben-David, S.; Kirchemen, C.; Martin, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Intelligent computer evaluation of offender's previous record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a decision support system to be used by a judge about to pass sentence in a criminal case. The system deals with the problem of how to evaluate the offender's previous criminal record.The system may be used as a stand-alone system, ... Keywords: criminal sentencing, decision support systems, previous criminal record

Uri J. Schild; Ruth Kannai

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation - Fourth Quarterly Report...  

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ABSTRACT This fourth Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation report details the ongoing fleet evaluation of an oil bypass filter technology by the Idaho National Engineering and...

338

Audit Report, Evaluation of Classified Information Systems Security...  

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

Report, Evaluation of Classified Information Systems Security Program, DOEIG-0518 Audit Report, Evaluation of Classified Information Systems Security Program, DOEIG-0518 All...

339

Office of Cyber Security Evaluations - Mission and Functions  

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

Cyber Security Evaluations Reports to the Independent Oversight Program Mission and Functions Mission The Office of Cyber Security Evaluations is responsible for the independent...

340

An Evaluation of Solar Valuation Methods Used in Utility Planning...  

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An Evaluation of Solar Valuation Methods Used in Utility Planning and Procurement Processes Title An Evaluation of Solar Valuation Methods Used in Utility Planning and Procurement...

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341

Performance Evaluation of the Engineered Cover at the Lakeview...  

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

here Home Performance Evaluation of the Engineered Cover at the Lakeview, Oregon, Uranium Mill Tailings Site Performance Evaluation of the Engineered Cover at the Lakeview,...

342

Borehole Logging Methods for Exploration and Evaluation of Uranium...  

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

You are here Home Borehole Logging Methods for Exploration and Evaluation of Uranium Deposits (1967) Borehole Logging Methods for Exploration and Evaluation of Uranium...

343

Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation...  

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

Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance...

344

Request for Information on Evaluating New Products for the Battery...  

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

Request for Information on Evaluating New Products for the Battery Chargers and External Power Supply Rulemaking - Ex Parte Communication Request for Information on Evaluating New...

345

Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty: A Handbook...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty: A Handbook for Practitioners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects...

346

Laboratory-scale evaluation of secondary alkaline zinc batteries...  

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Laboratory-scale evaluation of secondary alkaline zinc batteries for electric vehicles Title Laboratory-scale evaluation of secondary alkaline zinc batteries for electric vehicles...

347

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Oil Bypass Filtration Evaluation  

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Oil Bypass Filtration Evaluation These reports detail the ongoing fleet evaluation of oil bypass filter technologies by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the U. S. Department...

348

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential...  

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations Title Evaluation, Measurement, and...

349

Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach...  

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Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the...

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MCS and ALCF establish joint lab for evaluating computing platforms...  

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Evaluation (JLSE) has been established at Argonne aimed at evaluating future high-performance computing platforms. By centralizing research activities, the JLSE will provide...

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Solid-State Lighting: Webcast: Evaluating LED Street Lighting...  

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Webcast: Evaluating LED Street Lighting Solutions to someone by E-mail Share Solid-State Lighting: Webcast: Evaluating LED Street Lighting Solutions on Facebook Tweet about...

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches...  

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Descriptions of Past Research: Generation Sector Nondestructive Evaluation  

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Descriptions of Past Research: Generation Sector Nondestructive Evaluation contains summaries of many past Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) research and development (R&D) efforts.

2011-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods...  

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Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods to Measure Ventilation Rates in Homes Title Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods to...

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Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators  

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Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators Title Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication...

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Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain...  

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

Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the...

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Evaluation of the Los Alamos National Security Emergency Operations...  

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Laboratory Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Evaluation of the Los Alamos National...

358

Systematic approach for chemical reactivity evaluation  

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Under certain conditions, reactive chemicals may proceed into uncontrolled chemical reaction pathways with rapid and significant increases in temperature, pressure, and/or gas evolution. Reactive chemicals have been involved in many industrial incidents, and have harmed people, property, and the environment. Evaluation of reactive chemical hazards is critical to design and operate safer chemical plant processes. Much effort is needed for experimental techniques, mainly calorimetric analysis, to measure thermal reactivity of chemical systems. Studying all the various reaction pathways experimentally however is very expensive and time consuming. Therefore, it is essential to employ simplified screening tools and other methods to reduce the number of experiments and to identify the most energetic pathways. A systematic approach is presented for the evaluation of reactive chemical hazards. This approach is based on a combination of computational methods, correlations, and experimental thermal analysis techniques. The presented approach will help to focus the experimental work to the most hazardous reaction scenarios with a better understanding of the reactive system chemistry. Computational methods are used to predict reaction stoichiometries, thermodynamics, and kinetics, which then are used to exclude thermodynamically infeasible and non-hazardous reaction pathways. Computational methods included: (1) molecular group contribution methods, (2) computational quantum chemistry methods, and (3) correlations based on thermodynamic-energy relationships. The experimental techniques are used to evaluate the most energetic systems for more accurate thermodynamic and kinetics parameters, or to replace inadequate numerical methods. The Reactive System Screening Tool (RSST) and the Automatic Pressure Tracking Adiabatic Calorimeter (APTAC) were employed to evaluate the reactive systems experimentally. The RSST detected exothermic behavior and measured the overall liberated energy. The APTAC simulated near-adiabatic runaway scenarios for more accurate thermodynamic and kinetic parameters. The validity of this approach was investigated through the evaluation of potentially hazardous reactive systems, including decomposition of di-tert-butyl peroxide, copolymerization of styrene-acrylonitrile, and polymerization of 1,3-butadiene.

Aldeeb, Abdulrehman Ahmed

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems  

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To design and develop capable, dependable, and affordable intelligent systems, their performance must be measurable. Scientific methodologies for standardization and benchmarking are crucial for quantitatively evaluating the performance of emerging robotic and intelligent systems technologies. There is currently no accepted standard for quantitatively measuring the performance of these systems against user-defined requirements; and furthermore, there is no consensus on what objective evaluation procedures need to be followed to understand the performance of these systems. The lack of reproducible and repeatable test methods has precluded researchers working towards a common goal from exchanging and communicating results, inter-comparing system performance, and leveraging previous work that could otherwise avoid duplication and expedite technology transfer. Currently, this lack of cohesion in the community hinders progress in many domains, such as manufacturing, service, healthcare, and security. By providing the research community with access to standardized tools, reference data sets, and open source libraries of solutions, researchers and consumers will be able to evaluate the cost and benefits associated with intelligent systems and associated technologies. In this vein, the edited book volume addresses performance evaluation and metrics for intelligent systems, in general, while emphasizing the need and solutions for standardized methods. To the knowledge of the editors, there is not a single book on the market that is solely dedicated to the subject of performance evaluation and benchmarking of intelligent systems. Even books that address this topic do so only marginally or are out of date. The research work presented in this volume fills this void by drawing from the experiences and insights of experts gained both through theoretical development and practical implementation of intelligent systems in a variety of diverse application domains. The book presents a detailed and coherent picture of state-of-the-art, recent developments, and further research areas in intelligent systems.

Madhavan, Raj [ORNL; Messina, Elena [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Tunstel, Edward [JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Walden's authoring tools: a usability evaluation  

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Walden's Paths enables K-12 teachers to incorporate Web-based information in their curriculum. However, most information on the Web requires some tailoring or contextualization in order to adapt it for curricular purposes. An annotated list of Web resources with a common thread that binds them is called a Path. Walden's Paths' Path Server is a presentation tool for viewing Paths over the Web. It provides a means for guided exploratory learning where the students can start with pages on the path and browse the Web unhindered, with a facility to return to the path at will. Providing GUI support for authoring paths presents many issues. The changes in the Web, author skills and work practices necessitate the need for Authoring Tools that support the new paradigms. This thesis describes the development of a new generation of authoring tools for Walden's Paths. The new tools separate the process of authoring of paths from publishing of paths. Authoring involves creation of paths, while publishing involves making the authored paths accessible to the intended audience. This separation helps provide authoring support for users while they do not have access to a network connection. The PathAuthor is a network-independent, platform-independent stand-alone tool with minimal overhead. The PathPublisher is a CGI tool that can be accessed via the Web to publish paths. Usability evaluation of an application determines its efficiency, ease of use and learnability. The usability of the PathAuthor and PathPublisher was evaluated by a group of K-12 teachers. This thesis presents the results of this evaluation. The results are in three forms, observations made during the evaluation, questionnaires that were filled in by the teachers and views expressed by them during the discussion that was conducted after the evaluation. The thesis then outlines avenues for further development of the Walden's Authoring Tools.

Karadkar, Unmil Purushottam

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Improving landscape-level environmental impact evaluations.  

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New spatial data and advancements in GIS tools allow much more comprehensive and quantitative analyses of the large datasets required when making programmatic evaluations of the ecological effects of proposed activities that cover a large area or region. Understanding the environmental impacts of proposed human developments is critical to making appropriate siting decisions and designing mitigation strategies to reduce impacts on important resources. Impact analyses conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) or Environmental Assessments (EAs) are intended to determine the resource-specific impacts of proposed activities of federal agencies and their alternatives using the best available information. Impacts to ecological resources are often a primary focus of these analyses. Information used in NEPA analyses include some measure of the known or probable presence of plants and wildlife in the project area, with special emphasis placed on threatened, endangered, and other special-status species. Site-specific information pertaining to ecological resources is usually easier to obtain for small-scale activities such as a local facility, road, or transmission upgrade project, where the ability to conduct fieldwork is more often feasible. However, site-specific data is more difficult-and sometimes impossible-to obtain for proposed activities that could affect a large area or region. These types of analyses often are considered in programmatic NEPA documents, in which a federal agency evaluates the implementation of a broad program or plan. Under these programmatic evaluations, the exact location and size of developments are often not known. Because obtaining quantitative information for ecological resources at such large spatial scales is difficult, programmatic impact evaluations typically rely on sketchy or partial information such as recorded species occurrences, species ranges, and general habitat descriptions. However, new spatial data and improved GIS tools allow much more comprehensive and quantitative analyses using large, readily available datasets. The availability of large-scale regional data such as GAP land-cover models or species habitat suitability models, combined with more robust spatial analysis procedures available through ArcGIS for Desktop software, allowed the analysis of multiple datasets at large spatial scales. This enabled researchers to surpass previous qualitative evaluations by developing a more accurate and quantitative approach for determining the environmental impacts of human activities at larger spatial scales. These approaches, combined with the utility of ModelBuilder and operability of Python scripts in ArcGIS, allow a more timely and cost-effective synthesis of available spatial data for programmatic evaluations and add a quantitative basis to environmental decision making.

Walston, L.J.; LaGory, K.E.; Vinikour, W.; Van Lonkhuyzen, R.L.; Cantwell, B. (Environmental Science Division)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Evaluation Report: IG-0877 | Department of Energy  

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77 77 Evaluation Report: IG-0877 November 8, 2012 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2012 As the use of information technology resources continues to expand, the number of cyber security threats against Federal agencies has also increased. To help mitigate the risks posed by such threats, the Department of Energy (Department) expended significant resources in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 on cyber security measures designed to secure its information systems and data that support various program operations. We noted that the Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration took corrective actions to address 40 of 56 weaknesses identified during our prior year evaluation and initiated a transition to a more risk-based approach to securing its resources. While this is a positive trend, our

363

Oil Bypass filter technology evaluation final report  

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6-01355 6-01355 U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation Final Report TECHNICAL REPORT Larry Zirker James Francfort Jordan Fielding March 2006 Idaho National Laboratory Operated by Battelle Energy Alliance INL/EXT-06-01355 U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation Final Report Larry Zirker James Francfort Jordan Fielding March 2006 Idaho National Laboratory Transportation Technology Department Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Under DOE Idaho Operations Office Contract DE-AC07-05ID14517

364

Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor  

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Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor Speaker(s): Teresa W. Zhang Date: April 20, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Energy use is an important metric of environmental impact and manufacturing efficiency. However, a major component of energy analysis has yet to permeate life-cycle analysis methodology: the energy use associated with human labor. We will discuss a straightforward method of estimating the energy demands of an hour of industrial labor based on readily available national statistics. In the United States, this estimate yields 30 MJ of primary energy use per worker-hour (EPWH). These results can be applied to inform an expand the applications of process-based and hybrid economic input-output life-cycle assessment

365

Evaluation Report: IG-0662 | Department of Energy  

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62 62 Evaluation Report: IG-0662 September 24, 2004 Evaluation Report on "The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2004 In Fiscal Year 2004, the Department of Energy (Department) estimated it would spend about $2.7 billion on information technology to support its various missions. As a leader in scientific and experimental computer development and utlization, the Department deploys numerous networks and thousands of individual information systems that meet dat-to-day mission requirements such as finance, security, and, reearch and development. As with other Government and private sector organizations, the Department faces a growning threat of intrusion or damage to its mission critical systems. External experts now calculate that, on average, a system that is

366

Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture  

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Speeding Up Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Zeolite.png Schematic of an important class of porous materials known as zeolites. The large red structure in the center of this periodic structure is a cavity that might be a good candidate for adsorption of a gas such as carbon dioxide. The seven small red areas at the corners (plus the one hidden by the yellow ball) are not suitable and need to be eliminated from studies that attempt to predict guest-related properties using molecular simulation techniques. A new method developed at NERSC uses software to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable pockets, thereby speeding up discovery of new materials. Why it Matters: Capturing and sequestering waste carbon dioxide (CO2) is a

367

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Actual vs. Forecasts Available formats Excel (.xls) for printable spreadsheet data (Microsoft Excel required) PDF (Acrobat Reader required) Table 2. Total Energy Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales HTML, Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 12. Net Coal Exports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 13. World Oil Prices HTML, Excel, PDF

368

Evaluation of multiple emission point facilities  

SciTech Connect

In 1970, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) assumed responsibility for the environmental aspect of the state's regulatory program for by-product, source, and special nuclear material. The major objective of this study was to provide consultation to NYSDEC and the US NRC to assist NYSDEC in determining if broad-based licensed facilities with multiple emission points were in compliance with NYCRR Part 380. Under this contract, BNL would evaluate a multiple emission point facility, identified by NYSDEC, as a case study. The review would be a nonbinding evaluation of the facility to determine likely dispersion characteristics, compliance with specified release limits, and implementation of the ALARA philosophy regarding effluent release practices. From the data collected, guidance as to areas of future investigation and the impact of new federal regulations were to be developed. Reported here is the case study for the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Medical Center and Riverside Campus.

Miltenberger, R.P.; Hull, A.P.; Strachan, S.; Tichler, J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Spatial Feature Evaluation for Aerial Scene Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution aerial images are becoming more readily available, which drives the demand for robust, intelligent and efficient systems to process increasingly large amounts of image data. However, automated image interpretation still remains a challenging problem. Robust techniques to extract and represent features to uniquely characterize various aerial scene categories is key for automated image analysis. In this paper we examined the role of spatial features to uniquely characterize various aerial scene categories. We studied low-level features such as colors, edge orientations, and textures, and examined their local spatial arrangements. We computed correlograms representing the spatial correlation of features at various distances, then measured the distance between correlograms to identify similar scenes. We evaluated the proposed technique on several aerial image databases containing challenging aerial scene categories. We report detailed evaluation of various low-level features by quantitatively measuring accuracy and parameter sensitivity. To demonstrate the feature performance, we present a simple query-based aerial scene retrieval system.

Swearingen, Thomas S [ORNL] [ORNL; Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Evaluating Sites for Industrial Cogeneration in Chicago  

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Cogeneration is an industrial energy conservation technology that is particularly suited to urban applications. Large cities and metropolitan areas have large numbers of energy intensive industrial firms as well as commercial buildings; universities and hospital complexes; and new, densely populated residential developments that have large thermal and electric demands. Potential sites have been evaluated as part of a project to encourage industrial cogeneration applications in Chicago. Energy-intensive industries and commercial, industrial, and residential facilities were grouped by energy use type. Natural gas and electricity consumption data then were used to develop energy use profiles by energy use type and location. Complementary thermal energy use profiles and the geographical proximity of firms and facilities were used to exclude unfavorable sites. Thirty-four sites were then evaluated in detail and ranked according to their suitability for consideration in detailed feasibility studies of different cogeneration technologies.

Fowler, G. L.; Baugher, A. H.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

L AREA WASTEWATER STORAGE DRUM EVALUATION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents the determination of the cause of pressurization that led to bulging deformation of a 55 gallon wastewater drum stored in L-Area. Drum samples were sent to SRNL for evaluation. The interior surface of these samples revealed blistering and holes in the epoxy phenolic drum liner and corrosion of the carbon steel drum. It is suspected that osmotic pressure drove permeation of the water through the epoxy phenolic coating which was weakened from exposure to low pH water. The coating failed at locations throughout the drum interior. Subsequent corrosion of the carbon steel released hydrogen which pressurized the drum causing deformation of the drum lid. Additional samples from other wastewater drums on the same pallet were also evaluated and limited corrosion was visible on the interior surfaces. It is suspected that, with time, the corrosion would have advanced to cause pressurization of these sealed drums.

Vormelker, P; Cynthia Foreman, C; Zane Nelson, Z; David Hathcock, D; Dennis Vinson, D

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

Analysis and evaluation of perforating cleanup methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fifty-two completions made in the Gulf of Mexico between June 1978 and May 1982 have been analyzed to evaluate three commonly used techniques for perforating and cleaning up perforations before gravel packing. Since detailed flowing bottomhole pressure (BHP) information was not available in all cases, a method was developed to evaluate the completion efficiencies by using an inhouse computer program. This program models well performance by simultaneously solving the equations governing fluid flow in the reservoir, the near-wellbore region, the gravel-packed perforation tunnels, and up the production tubing. The results showed that perforating underbalanced with a tubing-conveyed casing gun yielded more efficient completions than the other two techniques.

Bonomo, J.M.; Young, W.S.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

EVALUATION OF MERCURY COOLED BREEDER REACTORS  

SciTech Connect

A technical and economic evaluation of a mercury-cooled fast breeder reactor is presented. The objectives of the program were to establish the technical feasibility of a fast breeder reactor cooled with boiling mercury and to evaluate the long-range potential of such a reactor power plant for production of economic power. Details of the conceptual design of a 100-Mw(e) reactor and system are discussed. The power cost from a mercury cooled fast breeder reactor was estimated as 21.4 mills/kwh which is competitive with the power cost for the initial Enrico Fermi plant. It was concluded that this reactor concept is technically feasible and has promising long-range economic potential. (M.C.G.)

Battles, D.W.

1960-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

374

Evaluation of Salt Coolants for Reactor Applications  

SciTech Connect

Molten fluorides were initially developed for use in the nuclear industry as the high-temperature fluid fuel for the Molten Salt Reactor (MSR). The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy is exploring the use of molten salts as primary and secondary coolants in a new generation of solid-fueled, thermal-spectrum, hightemperature reactors. This paper provides a review of relevant properties for use in evaluation and ranking of salt coolants for high-temperature reactors. Nuclear, physical, and chemical properties were reviewed, and metrics for evaluation are recommended. Chemical properties of the salt were examined to identify factors that affect materials compatibility (i.e., corrosion). Some preliminary consideration of economic factors for the candidate salts is also presented.

Williams, David F [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Condensate Demineralizer System Evaluation of Pilgrim  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feedwater iron concentration at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has consistently exceeded the EPRI Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Water Chemistry Guideline 1996 Revision optimal upper range of 1.5 ppb. Pilgrim's concentrations also exceed the proposed 1999 Revision upper range of 3.0 ppb for deep-bed-only plants. This report presents an evaluation of condensate polishing practices at this deep-bed-only plant; it illustrates that feedwater iron can be significantly reduced through improved operation and mainte...

1999-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

376

Energy-Efficient Office Technologies Performance Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the significant electrical end use of commercial office equipment, the U.S. EPA, with help from EPRI and member utilities, began the Energy Star program, which created energy efficiency standards for computers (CPUs), monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, and controlling devices. This report describes methods for evaluating the performance of office equipment, typical load shapes for a variety of office equipment, and the results of field monitoring. Such information will help utility...

1997-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

377

Transmission Cable Life Evaluation and Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-pressure fluid-filled (HPFF) transmission cable systems constitute nearly 80 percent of the transmission cables in the United States, and represent an estimated $18 billion investment, in present-day dollars. Many of these systems are reaching or have exceeded their design life of 40 years, and evaluating their condition and remaining life is of utmost importance to utilities seeking to make full use of their underground transmission assets. This report describes procedures and diagnostic tools for ...

1998-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

378

Key findings of the national weatherization evaluation  

SciTech Connect

In 1990, the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of its Weatherization Assistance Program, the nation`s largest residential energy conservation program. The primary goal of the evaluation was to establish whether the Program meets the objectives of its enabling legislation and fulfills its mission statement, to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families-particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, and children by improving the energy-efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety. Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed a five-part study which produced a series of documents evaluating the Program. The objective of this document is to summarize the findings of the five-part National Weatherization Evaluation. The five studies were as follows: (1) Network Study-this study characterized the weatherization network`s leveraging, capabilities, procedures, staff, technologies, and innovations; (2) Resources and Population Study-this study profiled low-income weatherization resources, the weatherized population, and the population remaining to be served; (3) Multifamily Study-this study described the nature and extent of weatherization activities in larger multifamily buildings; (4) Single-family Study-this study estimated the national savings and cost- effectiveness of weatherizing single-family and small multifamily dwellings that use natural gas or electricity for space heating; (5) Fuel-Oil Study-this study estimated the savings and cost-effectiveness of weatherizing single-family homes, located in nine northeastern states, that use fuel oil for space heating. This paper provides a brief overview of each study`s purposes, research methods and most important findings.

Brown, M.A.; Berry, L.G.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Evaluating Utility Costs from Cogeneration Facilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the method of calculation of incremental costs of steam, condensate, feedwater and electricity produced by the industrial cogeneration plant. (This method can also be applied to other energy production plants.) It also shows how to evaluate the energy consumption by the process facility using the costs determined by the method. The paper gives practical examples of calculation of the incremental costs of various utilities and emphasizes the importance of the calculation accuracy.

Polsky, M. P.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Nondestructive Evaluation: 2011 Training Activities Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides an overview of the conduct and update of the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Program, including NDE training courses and qualification examinations completed between October 2010 and October 2011. These activities were conducted to support the electric utilities and their service providers. The training course materials and examination data banks must be periodically updated to address regulatory, Code, and technological changes as well as lessons learned. The report summarizes the N...

2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Nondestructive Evaluation: 2012 NDE Training Activities Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 One of the final steps in the technology transfer process is the training of personnel. Training personnel in fundamental and advanced nondestructive examination (NDE) methods and techniques is a major theme of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Nuclear Nondestructive Evaluation Program. Training is an essential part of NDE technology transfer and application. It is also an important element in maintaining the quality and supply of the NDE workforce serving the nuclear power ...

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

382

Evaluation of Coal Combustion Product Damage Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2007, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published an assessment that identified 67 coal combustion product (CCP) management with groundwater or surface water impacts that were categorized as proven or potential damage cases. This report provides further evaluation of these cases, including additional data obtained from power companies and public sources. Volume 1 provides an overview and summary of findings, and Volume 2 provides descriptions of individual cases.

2010-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

383

Evaluation of Coal Combustion Product Damage Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2007, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published an assessment that identified 67 coal combustion product (CCP) management facilities with groundwater or surface water impacts that were categorized as proven or potential damage cases. This report provides further evaluation of these cases, including additional data obtained from power companies and public sources. Volume 1 provides an overview and summary of findings, and Volume 2 provides descriptions of individual cases.

2010-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

384

Sample Exchange Evaluation (SEE) Report - Phase II  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results from Phase II of the Sample Exchange Evaluation (SEE) Program, a joint effort to compare analytical laboratory performance on samples from the Hanford Site`s high-level waste tanks. In Phase II, the program has been expanded to include inorganic constituents in addition to radionuclides. Results from Phase II that exceeded 20% relative percent difference criteria are identified.

Winters, W.I.

1994-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

385

Energy Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic Power Converters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work investigates test methods to compare the energy performance of different competing photovoltaic (PV) power converter technologies and topologies. New power converter approaches and technology are regularly introduced in the market, with promises to harness more energy than their competitors. To independently evaluate the performance of these technologies, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is analyzing existing standards, as well as experimenting with various performance ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

386

Nondestructive Evaluation: Guided Wave Status Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, the Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee developed Guideline for the Management of Underground Piping and Tank Integrity (NEI 09-14, Revision 1). Managing the aging of buried piping, tanks, and containment liners is an important program for license renewal and plant life extension. Guided wave technology offers the ability to examine large sections of these inaccessible structures while they are in service. In 2007, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Nondestructive Evaluation I...

2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

387

Survey of Emerging Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four emerging nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies were surveyed in this report for potential applications in the electric power industry. Some of them are new, and others have experienced renewed interest based on recent technical improvements. These four NDE technologies are phased array curvature correction, guided wave focusing and imaging, laser shearography, and acoustic camera. For each of these technologies, this report provides background information, challenges, technical solutions, pot...

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

388

Nondestructive Evaluation: Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the status of a project that was initiated in part to support the Change Initiative associated with the PWR Stainless Steel Nondestructive Evaluation Capability and Performance Demonstration Initiative and also falls in line with a project currently funded through the Electric Power Research Institute EPRI Program on Technology Innovation. This multiyear, multifaceted project addresses important issues dealing with cast stainless steel and other emerging industry needs. The first ob...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

389

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability. From NIST Tech Beat: April 17, 2012. ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

390

Usability heuristics evaluation for child e-learning applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heuristic evaluation has become widely accepted method of usability evaluation in software development. This paper introduces Heuristic Evaluation for Child E-learning applications (HECE), a comprehensive set of heuristics for child e-learning along ... Keywords: e-learning, human computer interaction, usability evaluation

Asmaa Alsumait; Asma Al-Osaimi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation proposes a suite of metrics for evaluating the performance of solar power forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

feedback on the DARPA ICV "Methodology for Evaluation of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EWG/ICV Online Forum. feedback on the DARPA ICV " Methodology for Evaluation of Collaboration Systems". ...

393

Evaluation of Incompatibility Between Electronic Ballasts and a Hearing Aid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This power quality (PQ) case study evaluates the incompatibility between electronic ballasts and a hearing aid.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

394

Manhattan Project: Evaluations of Trinity, July 1945  

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Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer EVALUATIONS OF TRINITY Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer EVALUATIONS OF TRINITY (July 1945) Events > Dawn of the Atomic Era, 1945 The War Enters Its Final Phase, 1945 Debate Over How to Use the Bomb, Late Spring 1945 The Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 Safety and the Trinity Test, July 1945 Evaluations of Trinity, July 1945 Potsdam and the Final Decision to Bomb, July 1945 The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, August 6, 1945 The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945 Japan Surrenders, August 10-15, 1945 The Manhattan Project and the Second World War, 1939-1945 Only minutes after the world's first ever atomic explosion, Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer (above) began composing their report for the Secretary of War and President Truman. There was a sense of urgency surrounding this notification, as Truman had already arrived at Potsdam (outside of Berlin) to confer with other Allied leaders on the conclusion of the war with Japan. Now that the potential of the bomb had been proven, the calculations behind the Potsdam negotiations were dramatically different.

395

Radiochemical evaluation for debris-induced failures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radiochemical trends and anomalies experienced during cycle 15 of the Haddam Neck nuclear power plant, as a result of > 450 debris-induced fuel rod failures, presented a situation previously unreported in the nuclear industry. These data, along with shutdown and depressurization spiking data, needed to be evaluated against ultrasonic fuel assembly examination results to derive a predictive model, called the xenon pin equivalent (XPE), to be used for cycle 16. During the development of the model, a fission product release mechanism for this particular type of failure needed to be postulated based on cycle 15 data. The predictive model was tested during cycle 16, which presented similar but more subtle radiochemical trends than cycle 15. Several operational events affected the XPE model, including use of degasification and down-power maneuvers. After the cycle 16 shutdown, the XPE model results were reviewed and evaluated against ultrasonic testing results. Although expected to be conservative, this evaluation proved encouraging in that the model performed more accurately than expected. Additionally, these data helped confirm the postulated release mechanism and its contribution to the XPE model.

Goncarovs, G. (Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co., Haddam Neck, CT (United States))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Plutonium Finishing Plant safety evaluation report  

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The Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) previously known as the Plutonium Process and Storage Facility, or Z-Plant, was built and put into operation in 1949. Since 1949 PFP has been used for various processing missions, including plutonium purification, oxide production, metal production, parts fabrication, plutonium recovery, and the recovery of americium (Am-241). The PFP has also been used for receipt and large scale storage of plutonium scrap and product materials. The PFP Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) was prepared by WHC to document the hazards associated with the facility, present safety analyses of potential accident scenarios, and demonstrate the adequacy of safety class structures, systems, and components (SSCs) and operational safety requirements (OSRs) necessary to eliminate, control, or mitigate the identified hazards. Documented in this Safety Evaluation Report (SER) is DOE`s independent review and evaluation of the PFP FSAR and the basis for approval of the PFP FSAR. The evaluation is presented in a format that parallels the format of the PFP FSAR. As an aid to the reactor, a list of acronyms has been included at the beginning of this report. The DOE review concluded that the risks associated with conducting plutonium handling, processing, and storage operations within PFP facilities, as described in the PFP FSAR, are acceptable, since the accident safety analyses associated with these activities meet the WHC risk acceptance guidelines and DOE safety goals in SEN-35-91.

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1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Regulatory analysis technical evaluation handbook. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide guidance to the regulatory analyst to promote preparation of quality regulatory analysis documents and to implement the policies of the Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/BR-0058 Rev. 2). This Handbook expands upon policy concepts included in the NRC Guidelines and translates the six steps in preparing regulatory analyses into implementable methodologies for the analyst. It provides standardized methods of preparation and presentation of regulatory analyses, with the inclusion of input that will satisfy all backfit requirements and requirements of NRC`s Committee to Review Generic Requirements. Information on the objectives of the safety goal evaluation process and potential data sources for preparing a safety goal evaluation is also included. Consistent application of the methods provided here will result in more directly comparable analyses, thus aiding decision-makers in evaluating and comparing various regulatory actions. The handbook is being issued in loose-leaf format to facilitate revisions. NRC intends to periodically revise the handbook as new and improved guidance, data, and methods become available.

NONE

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Summary of California DSM impact evaluation studies  

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Over the past several years, four of the largest investor-owned California utilities have completed more than 50 evaluation studies designed to measure the energy and demand impacts of their demand-side management (DSM) programs. These four are: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG and E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas (SoCalGas), and San diego Gas and Electric (SDG and E). These studies covered residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural DSM programs and provided a wealth of information on program impacts. The objective of this report is to summarize the results of these DSM evaluation studies in order to describe what DSM has achieved in California, to assess how well these achievements were forecast, and to compare the effectiveness of different types of DSM programs. This report documents the sizable investment made by the California utilities in their 1990--92 DSM programs. Between 1990 and 1992, the four utilities spent $772 million on energy-efficiency/conservation programs. This report also summarizes the realization rates estimated by the 50+ evaluation studies. Realization rates are defined as ex-post net savings estimates divided by ex-ante net savings estimates. Realization rates are summarized for 158 programs and program segments.

Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Mihlmester, P.E. [Aspen Systems Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Nondestructive Evaluation of Nuclear-Grade Graphite  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nondestructive Evaluation of Nuclear Grade Graphite Dennis C. Kunerth and Timothy R. McJunkin Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls, ID, 83415 This paper discusses the nondestructive evaluation of nuclear grade graphite performed at the Idaho National Laboratory. Graphite is a composite material highly dependent on the base material and manufacturing methods. As a result, material variations are expected within individual billets as well billet to billet and lot to lot. Several methods of evaluating the material have been explored. Particular technologies each provide a subset of information about the material. This paper focuses on techniques that are applicable to in-service inspection of nuclear energy plant components. Eddy current examination of the available surfaces provides information on potential near surface structural defects and although limited, ultrasonics can be utilized in conventional volumetric inspection. Material condition (e.g. micro-cracking and porosity induced by radiation and stress) can be derived from backscatter or acousto-ultrasound (AU) methods. Novel approaches utilizing phased array ultrasonics have been attempted to expand the abilities of AU techniques. By combining variable placement of apertures, angle and depth of focus, the techniques provide the potential to obtain parameters at various depths in the material. Initial results of the study and possible procedures for application of the techniques are discussed.

Dennis C. Kunerth; Timothy R. McJunkin

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Coal liquefaction process streams characterization and evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under contract from the DOE , and in association with CONSOL Inc., Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) evaluated four principal and several complementary techniques for the analysis of non-distillable direct coal liquefaction materials in support of process development. Field desorption mass spectrometry (FDMS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods were examined for potential usefulness as techniques to elucidate the chemical structure of residual (nondistillable) direct coal liquefaction derived materials. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and supercritical fluid chromatography/mass spectrometry (SFC/MS) were evaluated for effectiveness in compound-class separation and identification of residual materials. Liquid chromatography (including microcolumn) separation techniques, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (MS/MS), and GC/Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy methods were applied to supercritical fluid extracts. The full report authored by the PNL researchers is presented here. The following assessment briefly highlights the major findings of the project, and evaluates the potential of the methods for application to coal liquefaction materials. These results will be incorporated by CONSOL into a general overview of the application of novel analytical techniques to coal-derived materials at the conclusion of CONSOL's contract.

Campbell, J.A.; Linehan, J.C.; Robins, W.H. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Data Integration for Model Evaluation Web Site: A One-Stop Shop for Model Evaluation  

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This paper introduces the contents of the Global Energy and Water Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud System Study (GCSS) Data Integration for Model Evaluation (DIME) Web site. The Web site is a resource created for atmospheric modelers who want to run and ...

George Tselioudis; William B. Rossow; Anastasia N. Gentilcore; Jack Katzfey

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Parking and routing information system phase 1 evaluation -- Individual evaluation test plans  

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A parking and routing information system (PARIS) is being designed and deployed at a test site on the Mountain Home Veterans Administration campus in Johnson City, Tennessee using three sensor technologies. The purpose of the PARIS project is to demonstrate innovative integration of vehicle sensing technologies with parking management strategies to improve mobility and relieve congestion associated with a growing medical/technology complex. This technical memorandum presents the four individual evaluation test plans, System Performance Individual Evaluation Test Plan, User Acceptance Individual Evaluation Test Plan, Institutional and Business Issues Individual Evaluation Test Plan, and Transportation Systems Individual Evaluation Test Plan, which were developed to support ORNL`s responsibilities and functions during the four studies. The plans define the level of effort required to satisfy the data collection, processing, and analysis requirements for the assessment of the system performance, user acceptance, institutional and business issues, and transportation systems components of the PARIS phase 1 evaluation. Each plan is divided into three subsections: executive summary, detailed study design, and study management.

Carter, R.J.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Preliminary evaluation of alternative waste form solidification processes. Volume II. Evaluation of the processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Volume II presents engineering feasibility evaluations of the eleven processes for solidification of nuclear high-level liquid wastes (HHLW) described in Volume I of this report. Each evaluation was based in a systematic assessment of the process in respect to six principal evaluation criteria: complexity of process; state of development; safety; process requirements; development work required; and facility requirements. The principal criteria were further subdivided into a total of 22 subcriteria, each of which was assigned a weight. Each process was then assigned a figure of merit, on a scale of 1 to 10, for each of the subcriteria. A total rating was obtained for each process by summing the products of the subcriteria ratings and the subcriteria weights. The evaluations were based on the process descriptions presented in Volume I of this report, supplemented by information obtained from the literature, including publications by the originators of the various processes. Waste form properties were, in general, not evaluated. This document describes the approach which was taken, the developent and application of the rating criteria and subcriteria, and the evaluation results. A series of appendices set forth summary descriptions of the processes and the ratings, together with the complete numerical ratings assigned; two appendices present further technical details on the rating process.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Nuclear criticality safety evaluation of SRS 9971 shipping package  

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This evaluation is requested to revise the criticality evaluation used to generate Chapter 6 (Criticality Evaluation) of the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) for shipment Of UO{sub 3} product from the Uranium Solidification Facility (USF) in the SRS 9971 shipping package. The pertinent document requesting this evaluation is included as Attachment I. The results of the evaluation are given in Attachment II which is written as Chapter 6 of a NRC format SARP.

Vescovi, P.J.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Evaluating the Information Behaviour methods: Formative evaluations of two methods for assessing the functionality and usability of electronic information resources  

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The importance of user-centred evaluation is stressed by HCI academics and practitioners alike. However, there have been few recent evaluation studies of User Evaluation Methods (UEMs), especially those with the aim of improving methods rather than assessing ... Keywords: Evaluation, Methods, UEM

Stephann Makri; Ann Blandford; Anna L. Cox; Simon Attfield; Claire Warwick

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Disposal systems evaluations and tool development : Engineered Barrier System (EBS) evaluation.  

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Key components of the nuclear fuel cycle are short-term storage and long-term disposal of nuclear waste. The latter encompasses the immobilization of used nuclear fuel (UNF) and radioactive waste streams generated by various phases of the nuclear fuel cycle, and the safe and permanent disposition of these waste forms in geological repository environments. The engineered barrier system (EBS) plays a very important role in the long-term isolation of nuclear waste in geological repository environments. EBS concepts and their interactions with the natural barrier are inherently important to the long-term performance assessment of the safety case where nuclear waste disposition needs to be evaluated for time periods of up to one million years. Making the safety case needed in the decision-making process for the recommendation and the eventual embracement of a disposal system concept requires a multi-faceted integration of knowledge and evidence-gathering to demonstrate the required confidence level in a deep geological disposal site and to evaluate long-term repository performance. The focus of this report is the following: (1) Evaluation of EBS in long-term disposal systems in deep geologic environments with emphasis on the multi-barrier concept; (2) Evaluation of key parameters in the characterization of EBS performance; (3) Identification of key knowledge gaps and uncertainties; and (4) Evaluation of tools and modeling approaches for EBS processes and performance. The above topics will be evaluated through the analysis of the following: (1) Overview of EBS concepts for various NW disposal systems; (2) Natural and man-made analogs, room chemistry, hydrochemistry of deep subsurface environments, and EBS material stability in near-field environments; (3) Reactive Transport and Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) processes in EBS; and (4) Thermal analysis toolkit, metallic barrier degradation mode survey, and development of a Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework (DSEF). This report will focus on the multi-barrier concept of EBS and variants of this type which in essence is the most adopted concept by various repository programs. Empasis is given mainly to the evaluation of EBS materials and processes through the analysis of published studies in the scientific literature of past and existing repository research programs. Tool evaluations are also emphasized, particularly on THCM processes and chemical equilibria. Although being an increasingly important aspect of NW disposition, short-term or interim storage of NW will be briefly discussed but not to the extent of the EBS issues relevant to disposal systems in deep geologic environments. Interim storage will be discussed in the report Evaluation of Storage Concepts FY10 Final Report (Weiner et al. 2010).

Rutqvist, Jonny (LBNL); Liu, Hui-Hai (LBNL); Steefel, Carl I. (LBNL); Serrano de Caro, M. A. (LLNL); Caporuscio, Florie Andre (LANL); Birkholzer, Jens T. (LBNL); Blink, James A. (LLNL); Sutton, Mark A. (LLNL); Xu, Hongwu (LANL); Buscheck, Thomas A. (LLNL); Levy, Schon S. (LANL); Tsang, Chin-Fu (LBNL); Sonnenthal, Eric (LBNL); Halsey, William G. (LLNL); Jove-Colon, Carlos F.; Wolery, Thomas J. (LLNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Retrospective Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends  

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Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends Title Retrospective Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Dale, Larry L., Camille Antinori, Michael A. McNeil, James E. McMahon, and Sydny K. Fujita Journal Energy Policy Volume 37 Issue 2 Pagination 597-605 Date Published November 20 Keywords appliance efficiency standards, price forecasts, EES-EG Abstract Real prices of major appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, heating and cooling equipment) have been falling since the late 1970s despite increases in appliance efficiency and other quality variables. This paper demonstrates that historic increases in efficiency over time, including those resulting from minimum efficiency standards, incur smaller price increases than were expected by the Department of Energy (DOE) forecasts made in conjunction with standards. This effect can be explained by technological innovation, which lowers the cost of efficiency, and by market changes contributing to lower markups and economies of scale in production of higher efficiency units. We reach four principal conclusions about appliance trends and retail price setting:1. For the past several decades, the retail price of appliances has been steadily falling while efficiency has been increasing.2. Past retail price predictions made by the DOE analyses of efficiency standards, assuming constant prices over time, have tended to overestimate retail prices.3. The average incremental price to increase appliance efficiency has declined over time. DOE technical support documents have typically overestimated this incremental price and retail prices.4. Changes in retail markups and economies of scale in production of more efficient appliances may have contributed to declines in prices of efficient appliances.

408

FAMS DECOMMISSIONING END-STATE ALTERNATIVE EVALUATION  

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Nuclear Material Management (NMM) completed a comprehensive study at the request of the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) in 2004 (Reference 11.1). The study evaluated the feasibility of removal and/or mitigation of the Pu-238 source term in the F-Area Material Storage (FAMS) facility during on-going material storage operations. The study recommended different options to remove and/or mitigate the Pu-238 source term depending on its location within the facility. During April 2005, the Department of Energy (DOE) sent a letter of direction (LOD) to Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC) directing WSRC to implement a new program direction that would enable an accelerated shutdown and decommissioning of FAMS (Reference 11.2). Further direction in the LOD stated that effective December 1, 2006 the facility will be transitioned to begin deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) activities. To implement the LOD, Site D&D (SDD) and DOE agreed the planning end-state would be demolition of the FAMS structure to the building slab. SDD developed the D&D strategy, preliminary cost and schedule, and issued the deactivation project plan in December 2005 (Reference 11.3). Due to concerns and questions regarding the FAMS planning end-state and in support of the project's Critical Decision 1, an alternative study was performed to evaluate the various decommissioning end-states and the methods by which those end-states are achieved. This report documents the results of the alternative evaluation which was performed in a structured decision-making process as outlined in the E7 Manual, Procedure 2.15, ''Alternative Studies'' (Reference 11.4).

Grimm, B; Stephen Chostner, S; Brenda Green, B

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

409

Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations - Reports  

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Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations Reports Review Reports 2010 Review of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project, October 2010 Site Visit Report - Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, June 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, June 2010 Site Visit Report - Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fire Protection Design Review Process, May 2010 Independent Oversight Assessment of Environmental Monitoring at the Idaho National Laboratory Site, May 2010 Independent Oversight Focus Area Review of Specific Administrative Controls at DOE Nuclear Facilities, April 2010

410

Gasbuggy Site Assessment and Risk Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gasbuggy site is in northern New Mexico in the San Juan Basin, Rio Arriba County (Figure 1-1). The Gasbuggy experiment was designed to evaluate the use of a nuclear detonation to enhance natural gas production from the Pictured Cliffs Formation, a tight, gas-bearing sandstone formation. The 29-kiloton-yield nuclear device was placed in a 17.5-inch wellbore at 4,240 feet (ft) below ground surface (bgs), approximately 40 ft below the Pictured Cliffs/Lewis shale contact, in an attempt to force the cavity/chimney formed by the detonation up into the Pictured Cliffs Sandstone. The test was conducted below the southwest quarter of Section 36, Township 29 North, Range 4 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian. The device was detonated on December 10, 1967, creating a 335-ft-high chimney above the detonation point and a cavity 160 ft in diameter. The gas produced from GB-ER (the emplacement and reentry well) during the post-detonation production tests was radioactive and diluted, primarily by carbon dioxide. After 2 years, the energy content of the gas had recovered to 80 percent of the value of gas in conventionally developed wells in the area. There is currently no technology capable of remediating deep underground nuclear detonation cavities and chimneys. Consequently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must continue to manage the Gasbuggy site to ensure that no inadvertent intrusion into the residual contamination occurs. DOE has complete control over the 1/4 section (160 acres) containing the shot cavity, and no drilling is permitted on that property. However, oil and gas leases are on the surrounding land. Therefore, the most likely route of intrusion and potential exposure would be through contaminated natural gas or contaminated water migrating into a producing natural gas well outside the immediate vicinity of ground zero. The purpose of this report is to describe the current site conditions and evaluate the potential health risks posed by the most plausible contaminant exposure scenario, drilling of natural gas wells near the site. The results of this risk evaluation will guide DOE's future surveillance and monitoring activities in the area to ensure that site conditions are adequately protective of human health. This evaluation is not a comprehensive risk assessment for the site; it is intended to provide assurance that DOE's monitoring approach can detect the presence of site-related contamination at levels well below those that would pose an unacceptable risk to human health.

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2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Evaluation Report: IG-0738 | Department of Energy  

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

38 38 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 September 18, 2006 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or propagate harmful programs. A strong cyber security program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on Department mission associated with successful attacks or intrusions and protecting operational, personally identifiable and other sensitive data from compromise. Overall, the Department expects to invest over $295

412

Evaluation Report: IG-0801 | Department of Energy  

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1 1 Evaluation Report: IG-0801 September 16, 2008 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Department of Energy anticipated spending about $250 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to implement cyber security measures necessary to protect its information technology resources - systems and data critical to supporting its mission and business lines of energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation,environmental responsibility, and management excellence. Security challenges and threats to the Department of Energy's information systems are continually evolving. Adversaries routinely attempt to compromise its information technology assets. As these attacks become increasingly sophisticated, it is critical that the Department's cyber security protective measures keep pace with the

413

Benchmark Evaluation of Plutonium Nitrate Solution Arrays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In October and November of 1981 thirteen approach-to-critical experiments were performed on a remote split table machine (RSTM) in the Critical Mass Laboratory of Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Richland, Washington, using planar arrays of polyethylene bottles filled with plutonium (Pu) nitrate solution. Arrays of up to sixteen bottles were used to measure the critical number of bottles and critical array spacing with a tight fitting Plexiglas{reg_sign} reflector on all sides of the arrays except the top. Some experiments used Plexiglas shells fitted around each bottles to determine the effect of moderation on criticality. Each bottle contained approximately 2.4 L of Pu(NO3)4 solution with a Pu content of 105 g Pu/L and a free acid molarity H+ of 5.1. The plutonium was of low 240Pu (2.9 wt.%) content. These experiments were performed to fill a gap in experimental data regarding criticality limits for storing and handling arrays of Pu solution in reprocessing facilities. Of the thirteen approach-to-critical experiments eleven resulted in extrapolations to critical configurations. Four of the approaches were extrapolated to the critical number of bottles; these were not evaluated further due to the large uncertainty associated with the modeling of a fraction of a bottle. The remaining seven approaches were extrapolated to critical array spacing of 3-4 and 4-4 arrays; these seven critical configurations were evaluation for inclusion as acceptable benchmark experiments in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook. Detailed and simple models of these configurations were created and the associated bias of these simplifications was determined to range from 0.00116 and 0.00162 {+-} 0.00006 ?keff. Monte Carlo analysis of all models was completed using MCNP5 with ENDF/BVII.0 neutron cross section libraries. A thorough uncertainty analysis of all critical, geometric, and material parameters was performed using parameter perturbation methods. It was found that uncertainty in the impurities in the polyethylene bottles, reflector position, bottle outer diameter, and critical array spacing had the largest effect. The total uncertainty ranged from 0.00651 to 0.00920 ?keff. Evaluation methods and results will be presented and discussed in greater detail in the full paper.

M. A. Marshall; J. D. Bess

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Non-evaluation applications for covariance matrices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possibility for application of covariance matrix techniques to a variety of common research problems other than formal data evaluation are demonstrated by means of several examples. These examples deal with such matters as fitting spectral data, deriving uncertainty estimates for results calculated from experimental data, obtaining the best values for plurally-measured quantities, and methods for analysis of cross section errors based on properties of the experiment. The examples deal with realistic situations encountered in the laboratory, and they are treated in sufficient detail to enable a careful reader to extrapolate the methods to related problems.

Smith, D.L.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Evaluation report II: conservation progress report  

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This report Volume II, for a project evaluation proposal for the Office of Conservation at Seattle City Light (SCL) presents summaries of the costs to date and comments on projects undertaken in the following areas: commercial/industrial; residential; outreach; in-house conservation; research development, and demonstration; and support activities. Detailed results are presented in Section II. Mr. Dan Geballe from SCL calculates that conservation was running between 55 and 60 MW during the first half of 1978. Currently Seattle load is growing rapidly, but there is no reason to believe that conservation is not continuing at or above the 55 to 60 MW measured, Mr. Geballe concludes. (MCW)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

EVALUATION OF FUSED UO$sub 2$  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The density and purity of fused UO/sub 2/ from several suppliers was evaluated. Densities of large pieces varied widely, but variations in pycnometer and bulk densities of crushed UO/sub 2/ powder were small. Average oxygen- touranium ratios ranged from 1.94 to 2.14. Impurities visible as microscopic inclusions were U/sub 4/O/sub 9/, metallic uranium, UC, and UN/sub 2/. The chief trace metallic contaminants were aluminum, iron, and silicon. Hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide were evolved during vacuum extraction. (auth)

Cole, G.R.

1963-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Performance Evaluation of Energy Consumption in MANETs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The mobility of nodes in MANET may result in dynamic topology with high rate of link breakage and network partitions leading to interruption in communication and packet loss. Many routing protocols have been proposed in the literature with different characteristics and properties. The routing protocols suffer from various overheads causing energy loss which is further aggravated by link breaks. The present work concentrate on the energy consumption issues of routing protocols. We have evaluated the performance of DSDV, DSR and AODV routing protocols with respect to energy consumption indicating their usage of node’s energy.

Ashish Kumar; M. Q. Rafiq; Kamal Bansal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Evaluation of Turbine Blades Using Computed Tomography  

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Turbine blades are high value castings having complex internal geometry. Computed Tomography has been employed on Turbine blades for finding out defects and internal details. The wall thickness, rib thickness and radius of curvature are measured from the CT slices. The discontinuities including blockages of cooling passages in the cast material can be detected. 3D visualization of the turbine blade provides in extracting its internal features including inaccessible areas nondestructively, which is not possible through conventional NDE methods. The salient features for evaluation of turbine blades using Tomography are brought out.

C. Muralidhar; S. N. Lukose; M. P. Subramanian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Heart Transverter HT2000: Test and Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The HT2000 is a novel multi-functional system manufactured by Heart Transverter, S.A. This unit is a grid-tied system that primarily functions as a UPS, but that can also integrate solar while performing advanced monitoring and measurement functions. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducted an exhaustive evaluation of this system, the results of which are documented in this report. In summary, the unit performed as expected. However, a few issues were seen during the testing. Heart Transver...

2011-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

420

Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DCA LGUGC Evaluation DCA LGUGC Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Name Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Topics Finance, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation[1] Background & Summary "This report deals only with the 1999 Philippines DCA guarantee. Like the other evaluations, this evaluation was carried out in accordance with an Evaluation Framework developed by SEGURA/IP3 in conjunction with EGAT/DC that measures development results at three levels" References ↑ "Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Philippines-DCA_LGUGC_Evaluation&oldid=374336"

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Raley's LNG Truck Site Final Data Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Raley's is a 120-store grocery chain with headquarters in Sacramento, California, that has been operating eight heavy-duty LNG trucks (Kenworth T800 trucks with Cummins L10-300G engines) and two LNG yard tractors (Ottawa trucks with Cummins B5.9G engines) since April 1997. This report describes the results of data collection and evaluation of the eight heavy-duty LNG trucks compared to similar heavy-duty diesel trucks operating at Raley's. The data collection and evaluation are a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Alternative Fuel Truck Evaluation Project.

Battelle

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Preliminary Evaluation Plan for Program Year 2006  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program was created by Congress in 1976 under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act. The purpose and scope of the Program as currently stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10CFR 440.1 is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden' (Code of Federal Regulations, 2005). DOE sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of the Program in the early 1990's to provide policy makers and program implementers with up-to-date and reliable information they needed for effective decision making and cost-effective operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) managed the five part study which was based primarily on data from Program Year (PY) 1989 and supplemented by data from 1991-92 (Brown, Berry, and Kinney, 1994). In more recent years, ORNL has conducted four metaevaluations of the Program's energy savings using studies conducted by individual states between the years 1990-1996 (Berry, 1997), 1996-1998 (Schweitzer and Berry, 1999), 1993-2002 (Berry and Schweitzer, 2003), and 1993-2005 (Schweitzer, 2005). DOE announced through its Weatherization Program Notice 05-1 (DOE, 2004) that it would undertake a new national evaluation of the Program because the Program that was evaluated comprehensively in the early 1990's is vastly different from the Program of today. The Program has incorporated new funding sources, management principles, audit procedures, and energy-efficiency measures in response to findings and recommendations resulting from the 1989 National Evaluation, the Weatherization Plus strategic planning process, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. For example, the use of computerized audits has increased, cooling and baseload measures have been added, weatherization approaches tailored to the unique construction characteristics of mobile homes have been developed, the weatherization of large multifamily buildings has expanded and become more sophisticated, the flexibility to improve 'energy-related' health and safety has been provided, and leveraging with utilities, other state programs, and owners of large multifamily buildings has increased considerably. The Department of Energy tasked ORNL with planning the new evaluation in light of its experience in conducting the previous national evaluation and the metaevaluations. This preliminary evaluation plan, developed by ORNL, documents how the new national evaluation will be performed. In the remaining portion of this section, the purpose and fundamental questions the evaluation will address are identified and how these questions were derived is discussed.

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive  

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Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report - Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support

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Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic  

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Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease April 2011 This document provides a listing of medical facilities within the United States with experience in evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD). Because the medical community at large is not experienced in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with CBD, this list is offered to individuals in the Former Worker Medical Screening Program who have received an abnormal Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test and may need further medical monitoring for CBD. Former Worker Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease More Documents & Publications

425

Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and  

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Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support January 2004 Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing

426

Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive  

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Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing Final Report - Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical

427

Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) | Open Energy  

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Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Screenshot Logo: Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) SERA (Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis) is a geospatially and temporally oriented infrastructure analysis model that determines the optimal production and delivery scenarios for hydrogen, given resource availability and technology cost. Given annual H2 demands on a city-by-city basis, forecasts of feedstock costs, and a catalog of available hydrogen production and transportation technologies, the model generates

429

Ground motion input in seismic evaluation studies  

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This report documents research pertaining to conservatism and variability in seismic risk estimates. Specifically, it examines whether or not artificial motions produce unrealistic evaluation demands, i.e., demands significantly inconsistent with those expected from real earthquake motions. To study these issues, two types of artificial motions are considered: (a) motions with smooth response spectra, and (b) motions with realistic variations in spectral amplitude across vibration frequency. For both types of artificial motion, time histories are generated to match target spectral shapes. For comparison, empirical motions representative of those that might result from strong earthquakes in the Eastern U.S. are also considered. The study findings suggest that artificial motions resulting from typical simulation approaches (aimed at matching a given target spectrum) are generally adequate and appropriate in representing the peak-response demands that may be induced in linear structures and equipment responding to real earthquake motions. Also, given similar input Fourier energies at high-frequencies, levels of input Fourier energy at low frequencies observed for artificial motions are substantially similar to those levels noted in real earthquake motions. In addition, the study reveals specific problems resulting from the application of Western U.S. type motions for seismic evaluation of Eastern U.S. nuclear power plants.

Sewell, R.T.; Wu, S.C.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Design and evaluate finned tube bundles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Finned tube bundles are widely used in heat exchangers, air coolers, waste heat boilers and fired heaters where energy transfer occurs between clean flue gases and a fluid with a high heat-transfer coefficient. They have several advantages including compactness, low gas pressure drop and low weight for a given duty compared to bare tube bundles. Choosing a fin type, arrangement and fin configuration requires a thorough analysis and economic evaluation. The solution is not unique since it depends on material and labor costs. Surface areas vary widely in finned tube designs for the same duty and gas pressure drop. Therefore, decisions should not be based on surface area alone. Plant engineers and consultants should consider operating costs in their evaluation because they accrue year after year. Selecting a boiler based on initial costs alone is not prudent. The paper discusses heat transfer and gas pressure drop with finned tubes, determining fin efficiency and effectiveness,g as pressure drop, tube wall and fin top temperatures, an example calculation, the effect of fin configuration on design, the effect of inline versus staggered arrangements and solid versus serrated fins, and concerns with high fin-density designs.

Ganapathy, V. [ABCO Industries, Abilene, TX (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Evaluation of SAFT America, Inc. electrochemical capacitors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The electrochemical capacitor devices described in this report were deliverables from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Contract No. 4606510 with SAFT America, Inc., as part of LBNL`s exploratory research program. Dr. Kimio Kinoshita is the Program Manager at LBNL. The contract was in support of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) exploratory electrochemical energy storage program which includes development projects for a wide variety of advanced high-energy/high-power energy storage systems for electric and hybrid vehicle programs. The DOE is currently developing various electrochemical capacitors as candidate power assist devices for the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) fast-response engine requirements. The LBNL contract with SAFT America, Inc., was intended to evaluate various activated carbon-based electrode formulations and develop an electrical model of the double-layer capacitor. The goal is to design and deliver prototypes meeting the DOE requirement of > 1,000 W/kg, 16 Wh/kg. Deliverables were sent to the INEEL EST laboratory for independent testing and evaluation. The following report describes performance testing on ten devices received September 2, 1996. Due to the initial performance of these early devices, life-cycle testing was not conducted. Additional devices, with improved performance, are expected to be tested. Future results will be reported in a follow-on report.

Wright, R.B.; Murphy, T.C.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Substation evaluation using Diagnostic Logic System (DIALOG)  

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This project investigated the feasibility of applying a Diagnostic Logic System (DIAGLOG) to evaluate substation operation. The purpose was to see if a determination can be made as to whether the equipment in a substation operated correctly or not when an operating event occurred. The work was directed toward modifying an already proven diagnostic system to create a simplified procedure for describing the operation of substation equipment. Special operating tables or modules of logic were identified for describing relay and breaker operations. The resulting model composed of all the modules connected together is used to evaluate the actual observations available at the substation, and to compare them with what the substation should have produced. The report covers the diagnostic approach used, information on how to construct the modules and examples of diagnosis. Also covered are discussions on the special features of substations that offer a challenge to performing diagnostics. Included in the report are the results of modeling a typical substation and several notes are provided along with an initial library of typical modules which were developed in modeling one of the substations belonging to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. This substation served as a feasibility demonstrator. 15 figs.

Andre, W.L.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Comprehensive Evaluation of Rail Transit Benefits  

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This report evaluates rail transit benefits based on a comprehensive analysis of urban transportation system performance in major U.S. cities. It discusses best practices for evaluating transit benefits. It finds that cities with larger, well-established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates and lower consumer transportation expenditures than otherwise comparable cities. This indicates that rail transit systems can provide a variety of economic, social and environmental benefits, and benefits tend to increase as a system expands and matures. This analysis indicates that rail investments can be a cost effective way to improve urban transport. Parking, vehicle and congestion cost savings from rail transit are estimated to exceed total U.S. public transit subsidies. It critiques Great Rail Disasters (O’Toole, 2004), a report which argued that rail transit systems fail to achieve their objectives and are not cost effective. It finds that many claims in Great Rail Disasters are inaccurate, based on

Todd Litman; Todd Alexander Litman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

National Uranium Resource Evaluation, Trona Quadrangle, California  

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The Trona 2/sup 0/ Quadrangle, in southeastern California, was evaluated according to criteria of developed for the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program to identify areas favorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits. General reconnaissance and sampling were conducted in all accessible areas of the quadrangle. Detailed surface investigations were conducted in potentially favorable environments. Subsurface data were limited to the available results of previous drilling. The results of these studies indicate that granitic rock in the Castle Butte and Boron 15' quadrangles is favorable for authigenic uranium deposits; vein-type and stratabound deposits within tuffaceous sandstones of the Tropico Group in the same area are favorable; Barstow Formation sandstones and shales are favorable in carbonaceous shale and in peneconcordant sandstone in the south-central part of the quadrangle; and sediments of the Lake Tecopa Beds in the northeast of the quadrangle are favorable for hydroallogenic deposits. Environments unfavorable for uranium deposits are in Precambrian and Paleozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks, except those in unevaluated areas; in plutonic and volcanic rocks of Mesozoic Age, except the favorable granite in the Castle Butte and Boron quadrangles; in Tertiary sedimentary and volcanic rocks, except those favorable in the Tropico Group and Barstow Formation; and in Quaternary volcanic rocks and sediments, except the favorable deposits at Lake Tecopa and the unevaluated alluvium. Two inaccessible areas and the alluvium are unevaluated.

Bushnell, M.M.; Morton, P.K.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

CLOTHING DECONTAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF LAUNDRY METHODS  

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The over-all objectives of this project encompassed testing the suitability of standard and special laundering methods and standard equipment for field decontamination of clothing; evaluating the contaminability and decontaminability of selected fabrics, and testing of experimental clothing monitoring instruments. Garments and fabrics contaminated by controlled methods were used during the operation for testing the equipment and evaluating fabrics and formulae. 8tandard Army laundering methods and equipment, including wooden washers, were effective for decontaminating clothing in the field. A decontaminating laundry formula employing citric acid and tartaric acid followed by either an organic or inorganic chelating agent results in a higher degree of decontamination than other formulae tested. The standard Quartermaster Corps mobile field laundry formula resulted in satisfactory decontamination with the type of soil and activity encountered and the cost of supplies is approximately one-tenth as much as the special formulae. Woolen garments and fabric swatches were decontanninated by laundering as readily as cotton or synthetic fabrics. Clothing monitoring instruments under development appear suitable for monitoring clothing under field conditions to determine the degree of contamination both before and after precessing. (auth)

Hughes, D.C.; Parthum, A.H. Jr.; James, H.; McWhorter, J.C. Jr.

1952-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Economic Evaluation Guide for alternative transportation fuels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The production of this Economic Evaluation Guide is one activity of AVFCAP. The guide is intended for use by project managers and fleet operators in the public sector. Public fleets have been identified as one of the most likely areas where ATFs will first gain widespread use, because of existing and impending state and federal legislative mandates, as well as for practical reasons such as centralized servicing and refueling. The purpose of this guide is to provide balanced decision-support information to project managers who are considering conducting, or currently managing, ATF demonstration programs. Information for this guide was gathered as part of a related AVFCAP activity, the development of an Information Resource Database. Economic issues related to the development and implementation of ATF programs at the local government level are extremely complex, and require an analysis of federal policies and national and international economics that is generally beyond the scope of local government project managers. The intent of this guide is to examine the information available on the economic evaluation of ATFs, and identify key elements that will help local governments realistically assess the potential costs and savings of an ATF program. The guide also discusses how these various economic factors are related, and how local government priorities affect how different factors are weighed.

de Percin, D.; Werner, J.F. Jr.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

437

Economic Evaluation Guide for alternative transportation fuels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The production of this Economic Evaluation Guide is one activity of AVFCAP. The guide is intended for use by project managers and fleet operators in the public sector. Public fleets have been identified as one of the most likely areas where ATFs will first gain widespread use, because of existing and impending state and federal legislative mandates, as well as for practical reasons such as centralized servicing and refueling. The purpose of this guide is to provide balanced decision-support information to project managers who are considering conducting, or currently managing, ATF demonstration programs. Information for this guide was gathered as part of a related AVFCAP activity, the development of an Information Resource Database. Economic issues related to the development and implementation of ATF programs at the local government level are extremely complex, and require an analysis of federal policies and national and international economics that is generally beyond the scope of local government project managers. The intent of this guide is to examine the information available on the economic evaluation of ATFs, and identify key elements that will help local governments realistically assess the potential costs and savings of an ATF program. The guide also discusses how these various economic factors are related, and how local government priorities affect how different factors are weighed.

de Percin, D.; Werner, J.F. Jr.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Nondestructive Evaluation of the VSC-17 Cask  

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In 2003, representatives from the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) requested development of a project with the objective of determining the performance of a concrete spent nuclear fuel storage cask. Radiation and environmental effects may cause chemical alteration of the concrete that could result in excessive cracking, spalling, and loss of compressive strength. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) project team and CRIEPI representatives identified the Ventilated Storage Cask (VSC 17) spent nuclear fuel storage cask, originally located at the INL Test Area North, as a candidate to study cask performance because it had been used to store fuel as part of a dry cask storage demonstration project for over 15 years. The project involved investigating the properties of the concrete shield. INL performed a survey of the cask in the summers of 2003 and 2004. The INL team met with the CRIEPI representatives in December of 2004 to discuss the next steps. As a result of that meeting, CRIEPI requested that in the summer 2005 INL perform additional surveys on the VSC 17 cask with participation of CRIEPI scientists. This document summarizes the evaluation methods used on the VSC 17 to evaluate the cask for compressive strength, concrete cracking, concrete thickness, and temperature distribution.

Sheryl Morton; Al Carlson; Cecilia Hoffman; James Rivera; Phil Winston; Koji Shirai; Shin Takahashi; Masaharo Tanaka

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Monitored Geologic Repository Test Evaluation Plan  

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The Monitored Geologic Repository test & evaluation program will specify tests, demonstrations, examinations, and analyses, and describe procedures to conduct and document testing necessary to verify meeting Monitored Geologic Repository requirements for a safe and effective geologic repository for radioactive waste. This test program will provide assurance that the repository is performing as designed, and that the barriers perform as expected; it will also develop supporting documentation to support the licensing process and to demonstrate compliance with codes, standards, and regulations. This comprehensive program addresses all aspects of verification from the development of test requirements to the performance of tests and reporting of the test results. The ''Monitored Geologic Repository Test & Evaluation Plan'' provides a detailed description of the test program approach necessary to achieve the above test program objectives. This test plan incorporates a set of test phases focused on ensuring repository safety and operational readiness and implements a project-wide integrated product management team approach to facilitate test program planning, analysis, and implementation. The following sections provide a description of the individual test phases, the methodology for test program planning and analyses, and the management approach for implementing these activities.

M.B. Skorska

2002-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

440

US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program: ADIS Algorithm Evaluation Project Plan Update  

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This document is an update to the 'ADIS Algorithm Evaluation Project Plan' specified in the Statement of Work for the US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program, as deliverable II.D.1. The original plan was delivered in August 2010. This document modifies the plan to reflect modified deliverables reflecting delays in obtaining a database refresh. This document describes the revised schedule of the program deliverables. The detailed description of the processes used, the statistical analysis processes and the results of the statistical analysis will be described fully in the program deliverables. The US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program is work performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under IAA HSHQVT-07-X-00002 P00004 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Grant, C W; Lenderman, J S; Gansemer, J D

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Introducing shared task evaluation to nlg: The TUNA shared task evaluation challenges  

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Abstract. Shared Task Evaluation Challenges (stecs) have only recently begun in the field of nlg. The tuna stecs, which focused on Referring Expression Generation (reg), have been part of this development since its inception. This chapter looks back on the experience of organising the three tuna Challenges, which came to an end in 2009. While we discuss the role of the stecs in yielding a substantial body of research on the reg problem, which has opened new avenues for future research, our main focus is on the role of different evaluation methods in assessing the output quality of reg algorithms, and on the relationship between such methods. 1

Albert Gatt; Anja Belz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Practical Diagnostics for Evaluating Residential Commissioning Metrics  

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In this report, we identify and describe 24 practical diagnostics that are ready now to evaluate residential commissioning metrics, and that we expect to include in the commissioning guide. Our discussion in the main body of this report is limited to existing diagnostics in areas of particular concern with significant interactions: envelope and HVAC systems. These areas include insulation quality, windows, airtightness, envelope moisture, fan and duct system airflows, duct leakage, cooling equipment charge, and combustion appliance backdrafting with spillage. Appendix C describes the 83 other diagnostics that we have examined in the course of this project, but that are not ready or are inappropriate for residential commissioning. Combined with Appendix B, Table 1 in the main body of the report summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of all 107 diagnostics. We first describe what residential commissioning is, its characteristic elements, and how one might structure its process. Our intent in this discussion is to formulate and clarify these issues, but is largely preliminary because such a practice does not yet exist. Subsequent sections of the report describe metrics one can use in residential commissioning, along with the consolidated set of 24 practical diagnostics that the building industry can use now to evaluate them. Where possible, we also discuss the accuracy and usability of diagnostics, based on recent laboratory work and field studies by LBNL staff and others in more than 100 houses. These studies concentrate on evaluating diagnostics in the following four areas: the DeltaQ duct leakage test, air-handler airflow tests, supply and return grille airflow tests, and refrigerant charge tests. Appendix A describes those efforts in detail. In addition, where possible, we identify the costs to purchase diagnostic equipment and the amount of time required to conduct the diagnostics. Table 1 summarizes these data. Individual equipment costs for the 24 practical diagnostics range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. The higher costs are associated with infrared thermography and state-of-the-art automated diagnostic systems. Most tests can be performed in one hour or less, using equipment priced toward the lower end of the cost spectrum.

Wray, Craig; Walker, Iain; Siegel, Jeff; Sherman, Max

2002-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

443

Evaluation of Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry in the U.S. is faced with meeting new regulations to reduce the emissions of mercury compounds from coal-fired plants. These regulations are directed at the existing fleet of nearly 1,100 boilers. These plants are relatively old with an average age of over 40 years. Although most of these units are capable of operating for many additional years, there is a desire to minimize large capital expenditures because of the reduced (and unknown) remaining life of the plant to amortize the project. Injecting a sorbent such as powdered activated carbon into the flue gas represents one of the simplest and most mature approaches to controlling mercury emissions from coal-fired boilers. The overall objective of the test program described in this quarterly report is to evaluate the capabilities of activated carbon injection at five plants with configurations that together represent 78% of the existing coal-fired generation plants. This technology was successfully evaluated in NETL's Phase I tests at scales up to 150 MW, on plants burning subbituminous and bituminous coals and with ESPs and fabric filters. The tests also identified issues that still need to be addressed, such as evaluating performance on other configurations, optimizing sorbent usage (costs), and gathering longer-term operating data to address concerns about the impact of activated carbon on plant equipment and operations. The four sites identified for testing are Sunflower Electric's Holcomb Station, AmerenUE's Meramec Station, AEP's Conesville Station, and Detroit Edison's Monroe Power Plant. In addition to tests identified for the four main sites, parametric testing at Missouri Basin Power Project's Laramie River Station Unit 3 has been scheduled and made possible through additional costshare participation targeted by team members specifically for tests at Holcomb or a similar plant. This is the fifth quarterly report for this project. Long-term testing was completed at Meramec during this reporting period. Preliminary results from parametric, baseline and long-term testing at Meramec are included in this report. Planning information for the other three sites is also included. In general, quarterly reports will be used to provide project overviews, project status, and technology transfer information. Topical reports will be prepared to present detailed technical information.

Sharon Sjostrom

2005-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

444

Richards Barrier LA Reference Design Feature Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Richards Barrier is one of the design features of the repository to be considered for the License Application (LA), Richards was a soil scientist who first described the diversion of moisture between two materials with different hydrologic properties. In this report, a Richards Barrier is a special type of backfill with a fine-grained material (such as sand) overlaying a coarse-grained material (such as gravel). Water that enters an emplacement drift will first encounter the fine-grained material and be transported around the coarse-grained material covering the waste package, thus protecting the waste package from contact with most of the groundwater. The objective of this report is to discuss the benefits and liabilities to the repository by the inclusion of a Richards Barrier type backfill in emplacement drifts. The Richards Barrier can act as a barrier to water flow, can reduce the waste package material dissolution rate, limit mobilization of the radionuclides, and can provide structural protection for the waste package. The scope of this report is to: (1) Analyze the behavior of barrier materials following the intrusion of groundwater for influxes of 1 to 300 mm per year. The report will demonstrate diversion of groundwater intrusions into the barrier over an extended time period when seismic activity and consolidation may cause the potential for liquefaction and settlement of the Richards Barrier. (2) Review the thermal effects of the Richards Barrier on material behavior. (3) Analyze the effect of rockfall on the performance of the Richards Barrier and the depth of the barrier required to protect waste packages under the barrier. (4) Review radiological and heating conditions on placement of multiple layers of the barrier. Subsurface Nuclear Safety personnel will perform calculations to determine the radiation reduction-time relationship and shielding capacity of the barrier. (5) Evaluate the effects of ventilation on cooling of emplacement drifts and dusting potential. (6) Evaluate drift conditions and configurations to determine the suitability of Richards Barrier installation methodology. (7) Perform cost assessment of barrier material placement. (8) Evaluate the feature with criteria that will be supplied by the License Application Design Selection (LADS) Team. (9) Comment on the use of depleted uranium as a Richards Barrier material.

N.E. Kramer

1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

445

Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide - April 2008 |  

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

Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide - April 2008 Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide - April 2008 Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide - April 2008 April 2008 Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide was developed for the purpose of documenting the appraisal approach and techniques specific to evaluations of classified and unclassified cyber security programs throughout DOE. Office of Cyber Security Evaluations Appraisal Process Guide provides additional insight into the Office of Cyber Security Evaluations (HS-62) evaluation approach and processes associated with assessing classified and unclassified cyber security programs. The objective of this document is to establish a standard approach and methodology for conducting cyber security reviews that is well understood by all inspection participants.

446

Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for...  

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Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V Documents and Measure Savings: Appendices Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V...

447

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation  

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Hydrogen Fueling Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Hydrogen Fueling Station Evaluation The California Air Resources Board (ARB) may not enforce any element of

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Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations - Reports  

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449

Evaluations of single walled carbon nanotubes using resonance Raman spectroscopy  

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This work reports the results of two studies which use resonance Raman scattering to evaluate the vibrational properties of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). In the first study, we report an evaluation of second-order ...

Brar, Victor W. (Victor Watson), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Extending the BLEU MT evaluation method with frequency weightings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the results of an experiment on extending the automatic method of Machine Translation evaluation BLUE with statistical weights for lexical items, such as tf.idf scores. We show that this extension gives additional information about evaluated ...

Bogdan Babych; Anthony Hartley

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

A Method of Evaluating Atmospheric Models Using Tracer Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors have developed a method that uses tracer measurements as the basis for comparing and evaluating wind fields. An important advantage of the method is that the wind fields are evaluated from the tracer measurements without introducing ...

Darko Kora?in; James Frye; Vlad Isakov

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

King County Metro Transit Hybrid Articulated Buses: Final Evaluation Results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Final technical report compares and evaluates new diesel and diesel hybrid-electric articulated buses operated as part of the King County Metro Transit (KC Metro) fleet in Seattle, Washington. The evaluation lasted 12 months.

Chandler, K.; Walkowicz, K.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Overview of the third message understanding evaluation and conference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) has conducted the third in a series of evaluations of English text analysis systems. These evaluations are intended to advance our understanding of the merits of current text analysis techniques, as applied to the ...

Beth M. Sundheim

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Nuggeteer: automatic nugget-based evaluation using descriptions and judgements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TREC Definition and Relationship questions are evaluated on the basis of information nuggets that may be contained in system responses. Human evaluators provide informal descriptions of each nugget, and judgements (assignments of nuggets to responses) ...

Gregory Marton; Alexey Radul

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Cost-sensitive classifier evaluation using cost curves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evaluation of classifier performance in a cost-sensitive setting is straightforward if the operating conditions (misclassification costs and class distributions) are fixed and known. When this is not the case, evaluation requires a method of visualizing ...

Robert C. Holte; Chris Drummond

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Evaluation of an Air Pollution Analysis System for Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes results from a study to evaluate components of an operational air quality modeling system for complex terrain. In particular, the Cinder Cone Butte (CCB) “modeler's dataset” is used to evaluate the current technique for ...

D. G. Ross; D. G. Fox

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Portfolio evaluation of advanced coal technology : research, development, and demonstration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the advanced coal technology research, development and demonstration programs at the U.S. Department of Energy since the 1970s. The evaluation is conducted from a portfolio point of view and derives ...

Naga-Jones, Ayaka

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Computerized evaluation simulator based on the CIPP model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An attempt was made to build a computer simulation model based on an evaluation model. The model (CIPP) systematically examined each stage of evaluation activities (context, input, process, and product of a project). The administrators, funds, and program ...

Takeshi Ohara; Kenneth Pickard

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals to Evaluate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals to Evaluate Existing Consumer Behavioral research, evaluations and behavior change initiatives. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives that operate in the states of Idaho, Montana

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An Evaluation of Partitioners for Parallel SAMR Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an experimental evaluation of a suite of dynamic partitioning/load-balancing techniques for adaptive grid hierarchies that underlie parallel structured adaptive mesh refinement applications. Partitioners evaluated include those included ...

Sumir Chandra; Manish Parashar

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the carbon content of aerosols from the burning...  

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Evaluation of the carbon content of aerosols from the burning of biomass in the Brazilian Amazon using thermal, optical and thermal-optical analysis methods Title Evaluation of the...

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...  

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Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Reports to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Reports on Facebook Tweet about...

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI)  

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ProductsMultispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) ProductsMultispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) 2000.10.01 - 2003.05.02 Site(s) NSA SGP General Description The Multispectral Thermal Imager is a space-based research and development project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nonproliferation and National Security. MTI's primary objective is to demonstrate advanced multispectral and thermal imaging, image processing, and associated technologies that could be used in future systems for detecting and characterizing facilities producing weapons of mass destruction. However, ARM and the MTI have an arrangement that allows ARM to receive MTI images.

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Evaluation Report: IG-0843 | Department of Energy  

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

843 843 Evaluation Report: IG-0843 October 22, 2010 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2010 Federal information systems are routinely confronted with increasingly sustained cyber attacks - many of which involve targeted and serious threats - executed with varying levels of technical sophistication. The number of incidents reported by Federal agencies to the Department of Homeland Security has, in fact, increased by over 400 percent in the past 4 years. To help combat the escalating number and complexity of cyber security threats, the Department of Energy expended significant funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 on cyber security measures designed to protect systems and their information. The Department's systems support various program operations, including its energy, national security, scientific

465

Application Content and Evaluation Criteria/Process  

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Evaluation Criteria/Process Jill Gruber Golden Field Office Department of Energy May 18, 2007 The information presented here is an outline of how the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) may be structured. The final application requirements will be shown in the FOA when it is posted on Grants.gov. The schedule and awards are dependent on future appropriations and may change if future appropriations are lower than expected or in the event of a continuing resolution. DOE Points of Contact DOE Golden Field Office: Jill Gruber, Project Officer Bob Kingsley, Contract Specialist Stephanie Carabajal, Contracting Officer DOE HQ: Pete Devlin, Technology Development Manager Preliminary Application Content * Separate applications for each topic * Title should identify the topic area

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Sonde-Adjust  

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ProductsSonde-Adjust ProductsSonde-Adjust Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Sonde-Adjust Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description The sonde-adjust VAP produces data that corrects documented biases in radiosonde humidity measurements. Unique fields contained within this datastream include smoothed original relative humidity, dry bias corrected relative humidity, and final corrected relative humidity. The smoothed RH field refines the relative humidity from integers - the resolution of the instrument - to fractions of a percent. This profile is then used to calculate the dry bias corrected field. The final correction fixes a time-lag problem and uses the dry-bias field as input into the algorithm.

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Evaluation Report: IG-0776 | Department of Energy  

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

76 76 Evaluation Report: IG-0776 September 18, 2007 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2007 The Department of Energy expects to spend about $300 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 to protect its investment in information technology resources. These protective act~vities are critical to ensuring that systenis and data remain secure and available, especially in light of the increasingly sophisticated probes and attacks on Departmental infonnation technology resources. Experts note that successful attacks on Federal systems have emboldened hackers and that attempts to penetrate agency systems will continue to grow. As such, Department management has recognized the need for and has budgeted for a strong and effective cyber security program. Such a program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on the

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Notices Del Norte County, California,'' evaluated  

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

48 Federal Register 48 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2013 / Notices Del Norte County, California,'' evaluated the impacts on the human environment of our authorization of incidental Level B harassment resulting from the specified activity in the specified geographic region. At that time, we concluded that issuance of an IHA November 1 through April 30, annually would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 2010 EA regarding the Society's activities. In conjunction with the Society's 2012 application, we have again reviewed the 2010 EA and determined that there are no new direct, indirect or cumulative impacts to the human and natural environment associated with the IHA

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ARM - Evaluation Product - SASHE Langley Regressions  

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ProductsSASHE Langley Regressions ProductsSASHE Langley Regressions Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : SASHE Langley Regressions Site(s) PVC SGP General Description The Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer Hemispheric (SAS-He) is a ground-based instrument that measures both direct and diffuse shortwave irradiance. In this regard, the instrument is similar to the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) - an instrument that has been in the ACRF stable for more than 15 years. However, the two instruments differ significantly in wavelength resolution and range. In particular, the SAS-He provides hyperspectral measurements from about 350 nm to 1700 nm at a wavelength resolution from 1 to several nanometers, while the MFRSR only

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Evaluation Report: IG-0802 | Department of Energy  

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

2 2 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 September 17, 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission depends on information technology to support its strategic goals of promoting the development of a strong energy infrastructure, supporting competitive markets, and preventing market manipulation. As with virtually all Government and private sector organizations, the Commission is faced with numerous and increasingly sophisticated attacks on its systems and data. To address this challenge and the continuing threat to its systems, the Commission expects to spend about $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to protect its IT infrastructure and data from cyber security related threats. Topic: National Security and Safety

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)  

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ProductsLandsat Thematic Mapper (TM) ProductsLandsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Site(s) NSA SGP TWP General Description The Landsat satellites are used to acquire remotely sensed images of the Earth's land surface and surrounding coastal regions. The Landsat-5 TM files are binary. In addition, some of the Landsat-5 TM files were sent to the Archive in exported form from ArcInfo (GIS software). The Landsat-7 TM files are HDF. These files are delivered to the archive as tarred files and include documentation. Landsat-5 TM satellite data scenes are available for the NSA and SGP sites. In addition, Landsat-7 satellite data scenes are available for the SGP and

472

Medical Facilities With Experience Evaluating CBD  

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

/25/11 /25/11 Medical Facilities With Experience Evaluating Chronic Beryllium Disease Cleveland Clinic Foundation Raid Dweik, M.D., FACP, F.C.C.P. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44195 Contact: Jessica Phone: 216-445-5763 East Tennessee Pulmonary Associates R. Hal Hughes, M.D. East Tennessee Pulmonary Associates 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge, TN 37830-9657 Phone: 865-483-3594 Philip Harber, M.D. 7230 Medical Center Drive, Ste 300 West Hills, CA 91307 Contact: Samantha Phone: 310-433-5342 Harborview Medical Center University of Washington Jordan Firestone, M.D.; Victor VanHee, M.D.; Szerre Vedal, M.D.; David Bonauto, M.D.; or June Spector, M.D. Occupational & Environmental Medicine Program Box 359739

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Table 2. Total Energy Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 5. Total Coal Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 6. Total Electricity Sales, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 7. Crude Oil Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 8. Natural Gas Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 9. Coal Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 12. Net Coal Exports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 13. World Oil Prices, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 14. Natural Gas Wellhead Prices, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 15. Coal Prices to Electric Utilities, Actual vs. Forecasts

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Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis & Evaluation Team  

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Technology Technology Analysis and Evaluation Team Lee Slezak Manager, AVTAET Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies DOE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program Systems Analysis Workshop July 28-29, 2004 Washington, D.C. 2 Charter * AVTAET's mission is to develop and apply the tools and skills necessary to: - Identify technology development needs and requirements to support OFCVT goals and - Collect, analyze, and disseminate unbiased information on advanced transportation technology components, systems, and vehicles that potentially support OFCVT goals. * Goal of analytical groups at ANL, NREL and ORNL - Develop and apply modeling and simulation tools to help DOE, manufacturers and suppliers design and develop clean, energy efficient components and systems for

475

ARM - Evaluation Product - Convective Vertical Velocity  

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ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Convective Vertical Velocity 2011.04.25 - 2011.05.23 Site(s) SGP General Description Convective processes play an important role in Earth's energy balance by distributing heat and moisture throughout the atmosphere. In particular, vertical air motions associated with these processes are inherently linked to the life cycle of these convective systems and are therefore directly tied to their energy budget. However, direct measurements of vertical air motions (e.g., in situ aircraft observations) are sparse, making it difficult to compare them with numerical model output, which relies on convective parameterization schemes that have yet to be extensively

476

ARM - Evaluation Product - Organic Aerosol Component VAP  

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ProductsOrganic Aerosol Component VAP ProductsOrganic Aerosol Component VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Organic Aerosol Component VAP 2011.01.08 - 2012.03.24 Site(s) SGP General Description Organic aerosol (OA, i.e., the organic fraction of particles) accounts for 10-90% of the fine aerosol mass globally and is a key determinant of aerosol radiative forcing. But atmospheric OA is poorly characterized and its life cycle insufficiently represented in models. As a result, current models are unable to simulate OA concentrations and properties. This deficiency represents a large source of uncertainty in the quantification of aerosol direct and indirect effects and the prediction of future climate change. The Organic Aerosol Component (OACOMP) value-added product (VAP) uses

477

Condensing Hybrid Water Heater Monitoring Field Evaluation  

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Condensing Hybrid Water Heater Condensing Hybrid Water Heater Monitoring Field Evaluation Jeff Maguire, Lieko Earle, and Chuck Booten National Renewable Energy Laboratory C.E. Hancock Mountain Energy Partnership Produced under direction of the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement CRD-05-168 and Task No WR49.3000. Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52234 October 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Merged Sounding VAP  

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ProductsMerged Sounding VAP ProductsMerged Sounding VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Merged Sounding VAP Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description This value-added product (VAP) uses a combination of observations from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, surface meteorological instruments, and ECMWF model output with a sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing scheme in order to define profiles of the atmospheric thermodynamic state. These profiles are calculated at one-minute time resolution and 266 vertical levels which vary such that greater detail (20 meters) is captured near the surface with the resolution becoming coarser (200 meters) as the maximum altitude - 20 km above mean

479

Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many different methods of assessing the energy savings potential at federal installations, and identifying attractive projects for capital investment have been used by the different federal agencies. These methods range from high-level estimating tools to detailed design tools, both manual and software assisted. These methods have different purposes and provide results that are used for different parts of the project identification, and implementation process. Seven different assessment methods are evaluated in this study. These methods were selected by the program managers at the DoD Energy Policy Office, and DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Each of the methods was applied to similar buildings at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), unless it was inappropriate or the method was designed to make an installation-wide analysis, rather than focusing on particular buildings. Staff at Bolling AFB controlled the collection of data.

McMordie, K.L.; Richman, E.E.; Keller, J.M.; Dixon, D.R.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Fusion-fission energy systems evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This report serves as the basis for comparing the fusion-fission (hybrid) energy system concept with other advanced technology fissile fuel breeding concepts evaluated in the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program (NASAP). As such, much of the information and data provided herein is in a form that meets the NASAP data requirements. Since the hybrid concept has not been studied as extensively as many of the other fission concepts being examined in NASAP, the provided data and information are sparse relative to these more developed concepts. Nevertheless, this report is intended to provide a perspective on hybrids and to summarize the findings of the rather limited analyses made to date on this concept.

Teofilo, V.L.; Aase, D.T.; Bickford, W.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplify heat recovery steam generator evaluation  

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Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are widely used in process and power plants, refineries and in several cogeneration/combined cycle systems. They are usually designed for a set of gas and steam conditions but often operate under different parameters due to plant constraints, steam demand, different ambient conditions (which affect the gas flow and exhaust gas temperature in a gas turbine plant), etc. As a result, the gas and steam temperature profiles in the HRSG, steam production and the steam temperature differ from the design conditions, affecting the entire plant performance and economics. Also, consultants and process engineers who are involved in evaluating the performance of the steam system as a whole, often would like to simulate the performance of an HRSG under different gas flows, inlet gas temperature and analysis, steam pressure and feed water temperature to optimize the entire steam system and select proper auxiliaries such as steam turbines, condensers, deaerators, etc.

Ganapathy, V. (ABCO Industries, Abilene, TX (US))

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Performance Evaluation of Phasor Measurement Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After two decades of phasor network deployment, phasor measurements are now available at many major substations and power plants. The North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI), supported by both the US Department of Energy and the North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC), provides a forum to facilitate the efforts in phasor technology in North America. Phasor applications have been explored and some are in today’s utility practice. IEEE C37.118 Standard is a milestone in standardizing phasor measurements and defining performance requirements. To comply with IEEE C37.118 and to better understand the impact of phasor quality on applications, the NASPI Performance and Standards Task Team (PSTT) initiated and accomplished the development of two important documents to address characterization of PMUs and instrumentation channels, which leverage prior work (esp. in WECC) and international experience. This paper summarizes the accomplished PSTT work and presents the methods for phasor measurement evaluation.

Huang, Zhenyu; Kasztenny, Bogdan; Madani, Vahid; Martin, Kenneth E.; Meliopoulos, Sakis; Novosel, Damir; Stenbakken, Jerry

2008-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

483

Evaluation of liquefaction potential for building code  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The standard approach for the evaluation of the liquefaction susceptibility is based on the estimation of a safety factor between the cyclic shear resistance to liquefaction and the earthquake induced shear stress. Recently, an updated procedure based on shear-wave velocities (V{sub s}) has been proposed which could be more easily applied.These methods have been applied at La Plaja beach of Catania, that experienced liquefaction because of the 1693 earthquake. The detailed geotechnical and V{sub s} information and the realistic ground motion computed for the 1693 event let us compare the two approaches. The successful application of the V{sub s} procedure, slightly modified to fit historical and safety factor information, even if additional field performances are needed, encourages the development of a guide for liquefaction potential analysis, based on well defined V{sub s} profiles to be included in the italian seismic code.

Nunziata, C.; De Nisco, G. [Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Napoli Federico II (Italy); Panza, G. F. [Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Trieste (Italy); Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, ESP-SAND Group, Trieste (Italy)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

484

Clean Technology Evaluation & Workforce Development Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall objective of the Clean Technology Evaluation portion of the award was to design a process to speed up the identification of new clean energy technologies and match organizations to testing and early adoption partners. The project was successful in identifying new technologies targeted to utilities and utility technology integrators, in developing a process to review and rank the new technologies, and in facilitating new partnerships for technology testing and adoption. The purpose of the Workforce Development portion of the award was to create an education outreach program for middle & high-school students focused on clean technology science and engineering. While originally targeting San Diego, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts, the scope of the program was expanded to include a major clean technology speaking series and expo as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Glaza

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Mixed low-level waste form evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A scoping level evaluation of polyethylene encapsulation and vitreous waste forms for safe storage of mixed low-level waste was performed. Maximum permissible radionuclide concentrations were estimated for 15 indicator radionuclides disposed of at the Hanford and Savannah River sites with respect to protection of the groundwater and inadvertent intruder pathways. Nominal performance improvements of polyethylene and glass waste forms relative to grout are reported. These improvements in maximum permissible radionuclide concentrations depend strongly on the radionuclide of concern and pathway. Recommendations for future research include improving the current understanding of the performance of polymer waste forms, particularly macroencapsulation. To provide context to these estimates, the concentrations of radionuclides in treated DOE waste should be compared with the results of this study to determine required performance.

Pohl, P.I.; Cheng, Wu-Ching; Wheeler, T.; Waters, R.D.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Evaluation and Characterization of Magnets and Capacitors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced vehicle, fuel cell, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), and plug in hybrid research and development is conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program. The mission of this program is to develop more energy efficient and environmentally safe highway transportation technologies. Program activities include research, development, testing, technology validation, and technology transfer. These activities are done at the system and component levels. This report will discuss component level testing of prototype capacitors and magnets. As capacitor and magnet technologies mature, it is important to ascertain the limitations of these new technologies by subjecting the components to standardized tests to evaluate their capabilities. Test results will assist in the determination of their ability to provide improvements in power electronics and motor designs to meet the FCVT goals.

Seiber, L.E.; Cunningham, J.P.; Golik, S.S. (ORISE); Armstrong, G. (Maverick Systems)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

487

Evaluating Utility System Operations Using APLUS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The steam system at a recycled paper fiberboard plant in Texas was evaluated using APLUS. These simulations identified inefficiencies in the current operation and so suggested more efficient alternatives. The information provided by the client was used to develop heat and mass balances for the base case. The marginal cost analysis in APLUS was used to identify the high cost areas in operating the steam system. This analysis highlighted that the cost of power from the 200 psig steam driven back pressure turbine was a prohibitive $270/MWh. The 600 psig boiler and extraction turbine were found to be large enough to meet all the steam and power requirements of the plant. This required that a new 600 HP motor be bought to drive the paper machine currently driven by the back pressure turbine. Shifting the load in this manner resulted in annual savings of $590,000.

Pethe, S.; Singh, R.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

International Energy Agency design tool evaluation procedure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed state-of-the-art building energy simulation models from nations participating in International Energy Agency (IEA) Task VIII are used to develop a quantitative procedure to evaluate more simplified design tools. Simulations are performed with the detailed models on a series of cases that progress systematically from the extremely simple to the relatively realistic. Output values for the cases, such as annual loads, annual maximum and minimum temperatures, and peak loads, are used to set target ranges with which the results from more simplified design tools can be compared. The more realistic cases, although geometrically simple, test the ability of the design tools to model such combined effects as thermal mass, direct gain windows, overhangs, internally generated heat, and dead-band and set-back thermostat control strategies. 5 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

Judkoff, R.; Barakat, S.; Bloomfield, D.; Poel, B.; Stricker, R.; van Haaster, P.; Wortman, D.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Deep Sludge Gas Release Event Analytical Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Deep Sludge Gas Release Event Analytical Evaluation (DSGRE-AE) is to evaluate the postulated hypothesis that a hydrogen GRE may occur in Hanford tanks containing waste sludges at levels greater than previously experienced. There is a need to understand gas retention and release hazards in sludge beds which are 200 -300 inches deep. These sludge beds are deeper than historical Hanford sludge waste beds, and are created when waste is retrieved from older single-shell tanks (SST) and transferred to newer double-shell tanks (DST).Retrieval of waste from SSTs reduces the risk to the environment from leakage or potential leakage of waste into the ground from these tanks. However, the possibility of an energetic event (flammable gas accident) in the retrieval receiver DST is worse than slow leakage. Lines of inquiry, therefore, are (1) can sludge waste be stored safely in deep beds; (2) can gas release events (GRE) be prevented by periodically degassing the sludge (e.g., mixer pump); or (3) does the retrieval strategy need to be altered to limit sludge bed height by retrieving into additional DSTs? The scope of this effort is to provide expert advice on whether or not to move forward with the generation of deep beds of sludge through retrieval of C-Farm tanks. Evaluation of possible mitigation methods (e.g., using mixer pumps to release gas, retrieving into an additional DST) are being evaluated by a second team and are not discussed in this report. While available data and engineering judgment indicate that increased gas retention (retained gas fraction) in DST sludge at depths resulting from the completion of SST 241-C Tank Farm retrievals is not expected and, even if gas releases were to occur, they would be small and local, a positive USQ was declared (Occurrence Report EM-RP--WRPS-TANKFARM-2012-0014, "Potential Exists for a Large Spontaneous Gas Release Event in Deep Settled Waste Sludge"). The purpose of this technical report is to (1) present and discuss current understandings of gas retention and release mechanisms for deep sludge in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex waste storage tanks; and (2) to identify viable methods/criteria for demonstrating safety relative to deep sludge gas release events (DSGRE) in the near term to support the Hanford C-Farm retrieval mission. A secondary purpose is to identify viable methods/criteria for demonstrating safety relative to DSGREs in the longer term to support the mission to retrieve waste from the Hanford Tank Farms and deliver it to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The potential DSGRE issue resulted in the declaration of a positive Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ). C-Farm retrievals are currently proceeding under a Justification for Continued Operation (JCO) that only allows tanks 241-AN-101 and 241-AN-106 sludge levels of 192 inches and 195 inches, respectively. C-Farm retrievals need deeper sludge levels (approximately 310 inches in 241-AN-101 and approximately 250 inches in 241-AN-106). This effort is to provide analytical data and justification to continue retrievals in a safe and efficient manner.

Sams, Terry L.

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

490

Conservation incentives: Evaluating the Washington state experience  

SciTech Connect

In 1980, Washington state enacted one of the first laws to give utilities an explicit, monetary incentive to experiment with new types of resources. The legislature created a mechanism to encourage what were then untested resources-conservation, cogeneration, and renewables. Since then, the value of these alternative resources is much better understood, but the value of the incentive mechanisms remains controversial. This article reviews the Washington experience with its alternative resource incentives and evaluates the state's attempt to encourage utilities to try new resources. In particular, it examines whether these incentives can correct the tendency of regulation to penalize utilities that invest in energy efficiency programs. The conclusion reached here is that the existing incentives, while they may have been useful as a first effort to promote use of alternative energy, are not especially effective at countering the conservation penalties inherent in the regulatory system.

Blackmon, G. (Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States))

1991-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

491

Cold leg integrity evaluation. Final report. [PWR  

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the margin of safety against a large break in the cold leg piping system of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) power plant. The study focused on the cold leg piping systems of Arkansas Nuclear-1, St. Lucie-1, and Farley-1 PWR power plants. All components of the cold leg piping systems were examined with the exception of the pressure vessel nozzles and the injection laterals. Both axial and circumferential cracks were postulated to exist at critical areas within the piping system. Their growth as part through and then through wall cracks was synthesized within the framework of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM). The margin of safety was assessed in terms of through-wall crack development, leak rate, and the formation of a large break. The latter criterion was implemented in terms of both LEFM and plastic collapse concepts.

Mayfield, M.E.; Forte, T.P.; Rodabaugh, E.C.; Leis, B.N.; Eiber, R.J.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer language evaluation for MFTF SCDS  

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The computer languages available for the systems and application implementation on the Supervisory Control and Diagnostics System (SCDS) for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) were surveyed and evaluated. Four language processors, CAL (Common Assembly Language), Extended FORTRAN, CORAL 66, and Sequential Pascal (SPASCAL, a subset of Concurrent Pascal (CPASCAL)) are commercially available for the Interdata 7/32 and 8/32 computers that constitute the SCDS. Of these, the Sequential Pascal available from Kansas State University appears best for the job in terms of minimizing the implementation time, debugging time, and maintenance time. This improvement in programming productivity is due to the availability of a high-level, block-structured language that includes many compile-time and run-time checks to detect errors. In addition, the advanced data-types in language allow easy description of the program variables. 1 table.

Anderson, R.E.; McGoldrick, P.R.; Wyman, R.H.

1979-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

493

Evaluation of the micro-carburetor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A prototype sonic, variable-venturi automotive carburetor, developed by Micro Carburetor Corporation, was evaluated for its effects on vehicle performance, fuel economy, and exhaust emissions. A 350 CID Chevrolet Impala vehicle was tested on a chassis dynamometer over the 1975 Federal Test Procedure, urban driving cycle. The Micro-carburetor was tested and compared with stock and modified-stock engine configurations. Subsequently, the test vehicle's performance characteristics were examined with the stock carburetor and again with the Micro-carburetor in a series of on-road driveability tests. The test engine was then removed from the vehicle and installed on an engine dynamometer. Engine tests were conducted to compare the fuel economy, thermal efficiency, and cylinder-to-cylinder mixture distribution of the Micro-carburetor to that of the stock configuration. Test results show increases in thermal efficiency and improvements in fuel economy at all test conditions.

Weiss, M.F.; Hall, R.A.; Mazor, S.D.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Sphere-Pac Evaluation for Transmutation  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) is sponsoring a project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with the objective of conducting the research and development necessary to evaluate the use of sphere-pac transmutation fuel. Sphere-pac fuels were studied extensively in the 1960s and 1970s. More recently, this fuel form is being studied internationally as a potential plutonium-burning fuel. For transmutation fuel, sphere-pac fuels have potential advantages over traditional pellet-type fuels. This report provides a review of development efforts related to the preparation of sphere-pac fuels and their irradiation tests. Based on the results of these tests, comparisons with pellet-type fuels are summarized, the advantages and disadvantages of using sphere-pac fuels are highlighted, and sphere-pac options for the AFCI are recommended. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory development activities are also outlined.

Icenhour, A.S.

2005-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

495

An Evaluation of UDP Transport Protocols  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the speed of LAN and WAN networking is growing at an exponential rate, the applications that use those networks have not followed suit. With fiber optic interconnects, gigahertz processor speeds, and 10 gigabit per second network interface cards, hardware does not seem to be the limiting factor. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the protocols that are the basis of networking today are ill-suited to a new generation of networking technology. For this reason, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is particularly interested in improving bulk transfers over high-bandwidth, high-latency networks because of its involvement in storage and in the transfer of data for cutting-edge scientific applications. This report summarizes our evaluation of a new group of protocols specifically designed to get more useful bandwidth from today's high speed, wide area networks.

Carter, S

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

496

Structural evaluation in the design of electrorefiner  

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The electrorefiner is one piece of the process equipment for the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) program. Its principal components include a primary vessel, a heater assembly, a support-structure assembly, a cover assembly, four electrode assemblies, four elevator and rotator assemblies, and a cover-gas system. In addition, there are various miscellaneous tools and fixtures. The electrorefiner is to be installed within an existing enclosed cell. Design requirements dictate that all equipment within the cell should not be anchored. To assess the integrity of the electrorefiner during operational and seismic loads, extensive structural analyses have been performed. This paper presents some of the major structural evaluations for the electrorefiner and its auxiliary equipment. Results show that the design code requirements are satisfied, and the integrity of the electrorefiner will not be jeopardized during operational and seismic loadings.

Wu, Ting-shu; Blomquist, C.A.; Herceg, J.E.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Evaluation of Fuel Cell Operation and Degradation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concepts of area specific resistance (ASR) and degradation are developed for different fuel cell operating modes. The concepts of exergetic efficiency and entropy production were applied to ASR and degradation. It is shown that exergetic efficiency is a time-dependent function useful describing the thermal efficiency of a fuel cell and the change in thermal efficiency of a degrading fuel cell. Entropy production was evaluated for the cases of constant voltage operation and constant current operation of the fuel cell for a fuel cell undergoing ohmic degradation. It was discovered that the Gaussian hypergeometric function describes the cumulative entropy and electrical work produced by fuel cells operating at constant voltage. The Gaussian hypergeometric function is found in many applications in modern physics. This paper builds from and is an extension of several papers recently published by the authors in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), ECS Transactions, Journal of Power Sources, and the Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology.

Williams, Mark; Gemmen, Randall; Richards, George

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Performance evaluation of the Balcomb solar house  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Additional instrumentation was added to the Balcomb solar house for a six-week period and up to 85 channels were recorded hourly. Some new findings based on an evaluation of these data are presented. (1) The thermal comfort characteristics of four rooms are documented. (2) Relative humidity in the living room varies from 30 to 50%; these data are used to infer an evaporation rate in the house of about 25 kg of water/day. The evaporation rate correlates reasonably well with greenhouse temperature. (3) Heat storage in the greenhouse floor is estimated at about 0.30 kWh/day-m/sup 2/ based on temperatures measured at four depths. (4) Several thermal characteristics of the rock bed are deduced but it is evident that the heat flow is not yet completely understood.

Balcomb, J.D.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Perry, J.E. Jr.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise Disaster City, TX DAY 1 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Response Robot Evaluation Exercise Disaster City, TX and Meeting of the ASTM International Committee on Homeland ...

2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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PURADYN Oil Bypass Filtration System Evaluation Test Plan  

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& Infrastructure Department PURADYN OIL BYPASS FILTRATION SYSTEM EVALUATION TEST PLAN October 2002 Reviewed: INEEL Fleet Maintenance Supervisor (Thomas) Date Reviewed:...