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The NSTX Trouble Reporting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An online Trouble Reporting System (TRS) has been introduced at the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). The TRS is used by NSTX operators to report problems that affect NSTX operations. The purpose of the TRS is to enhance NSTX reliability and maintainability by identifying components, occurrences, and trends that contribute to machine downtime. All NSTX personnel have access to the TRS. The user interface is via a web browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer. This web-based feature permits any X-terminal, PC, or MAC access to the TRS. The TRS is based upon a trouble reporting system developed at the DIII-D Tokamak, at General Atomics Technologies. This paper will provide a detailed description of the TRS software architecture, user interface, MS SQL server interface and operational experiences. In addition, sample data from the TRS database will be summarized and presented.

S. Sengupta; G. Oliaro

2002-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Hopper Trouble Shooting and Error Messages  

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Trouble Shooting and Error Messages Trouble Shooting and Error Messages Trouble Shooting and Error Messages Error Messages Message or Symptom Fault Recommendation job hit wallclock time limit user or system Submit job for longer time or start job from last checkpoint and resubmit. If your job hung and produced no output contact consultants. received node failed or halted event for nid xxxx system One of the compute nodes assigned to the job failed. Resubmit the job PtlNIInit failed : PTL_NOT_REGISTERED user The executable is from an XT system (Franklin or Jaguar?) using portals. Recompile on Hopper and resubmit. error while loading shared libraries: libxxxx.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory mostly user, sometimes system Make sure environment variable CRAY_ROOTFS is set to DSL, also the modules loaded when building the dynamic executable is also loaded at run time. Report to consultants if still not resolved.

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Interactive Trouble Condition Sign Discovery for Hydroelectric Power Plants  

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Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc. collects different sensor data and weather information (hereafter, operation data) to maintain the safety of hydroelectric power plants while the plants are running. It is very rare to occur trouble condition in the plants. ... Keywords: Data Mining, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Support Vector Machine, Trouble Condition Detection

Takashi Onoda; Norihiko Ito; Hironobu Yamasaki

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PCBs may spell trouble for utility DSM  

SciTech Connect

Utilities that promote lighting retrofit programs as part of a demand-side management (DSM) program any run into trouble disposing of lighting system ballasts. That's because ballast made before 1979 used polychlorinated biphenyls-better know as PCBs-as dielectric fluids in their capacitors. Because PCBs were found to be toxic, federal regulations banned their use in manufacturing after 1979. With the typical life of a lighting system ballast ranging between 10 to 25 years, many PCB-containing ballasts are ready for replacement. What's more, the growth of electric utility DSM programs over the past decade has accelerated the replacement of ballasts containing PCBs. The result is that large quantities of such ballasts are being discarded at a rate greater than if disposal were the result of ballast burnout of failure alone. Federal regulations banning PCB production also require the cleanup and disposal of existing PCB materials. The process of removing existing low-efficiency ballasts as part of DSM program is complicated by a variety of special handling, labeling, transportation, and disposal requirements and options. Of course, these complications and their associated costs affect the economics of DSM lighting retrofit programs.

Manwell, S.; Epstein, G.

1993-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Évaluation des dimensions cognitives de l'insight auprès d'individus souffrant d'un trouble obsessionnel-compulsif.  

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??Il est convenu que l'individu souffre d'un trouble obsessionnel-compulsif (TOC) avec faible insight lorsqu'il ne reconnaît pas, à un moment durant l'évolution de son trouble,… (more)

Grenier, Sébastien

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEART SMART NUTRITION SERIES Do you have trouble making sense of nutrition  

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HEART SMART NUTRITION SERIES Do you have trouble making sense of nutrition messages about fats fat, and heart disease. If so, then this nutrition series may be just what you have been looking for to help you and your family become "Heart Smart." This Heart Smart nutrition series is designed to help

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Religious Studies Revival at http://education.newsweek.com/2010/09/12/religious-studies-thrive-in-troubled-times.html  

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-studies-thrive-in- troubled-times.html Religious Studies Revival In trying times, a once esoteric major has become useful, like economics or premed, but to religious studies, that esoteric interdisciplinary major

Rusu, Adrian

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The Trouble with Bread  

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sick. So what about whole wheat flour? If all the parts ofNarrator: So whole wheat flour is actually just white flourthere, then shouldn’t whole wheat flour be okay for me? Bags

Beidelman, Maggie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trouble tower game demo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Construction Industry has one of the highest rates of injury and fatality in Australia and across the world. A key challenge for OH&S training is to engage learners. Construction students tend to be experiential learners and class room teaching is ... Keywords: construction industry, hazard identification, learning, occupational health and safety, serious game

Stefan Greuter, Susanne Tepe, Frank Boukamp, Ron Wakefield

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nepal's Troubled Tarai Region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

APPENDICES A. MAP OF NEPAL ...................................................................................................................35 B. GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS...

International Crisis Group

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The Trouble with Bread  

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Bread-making montage: milling seed, turning dough, breadbecame untenable. Modern milling machines shaking insideI found out that this way of milling and marketing is very

Beidelman, Maggie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Trouble with Bread  

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bags of ConAgra Mills all-purpose flour. Man bags flour athave to buy flour from the commercial roller mill industry,industrial mill. Miller inspects white flour in tubes. MP:

Beidelman, Maggie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The trouble with crystal polymorphism  

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Crystal polymorphism is one of the most widely studied structural characteristics of fats used in spreads, shortening, and confectionery applications. Simply put, polymorphism refers to the fact that triacylglycerols (TAG), and other lipids, can crystalliz

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The trouble with SMT consistency  

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SMT typically models translation at the sentence level, ignoring wider document context. Does this hurt the consistency of translated documents? Using a phrase-based SMT system in various data conditions, we show that SMT translates documents remarkably ...

Marine Carpuat; Michel Simard

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Trouble with `Tacit Knowledge'  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and maintenance of organized cooperative work practices require, as an integral feature, what can loosely be termed `didactic practices' or `mutual learning' (giving and receiving instruction, advice, direction, guidance, recommendation, ... Keywords: knowledge, knowledge management, practice

Kjeld Schmidt

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CSEM WP 109R Looking for Trouble  

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for gaps in the input data or other limitations of this automated part of the portfolio development process

California at Berkeley. University of

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The trouble with the Local Bubble  

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E. : Astrophys. J. 658, Grenier, I. : Astron. Astrophys.stars of the Gould Belt (Grenier 2000) or the pas- sage of a

Welsh, Barry Y.; Shelton, Robin L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The trouble with the Local Bubble  

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Grenier 2000) or the pas- sage of a high velocity cloud through the galactic disk (Com- eron and Torra 1994).

Welsh, Barry Y.; Shelton, Robin L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy forecasting: the troubled past of looking the future  

SciTech Connect

Energy forecasts have hardly been distinguished by their accuracy. Why forecasts go awry, and the impact these prominent tools have, is explored. A brief review of the record is given. Because of their allure, their popularity in he media, and their usefulness as tools in political battles, forecasts have played a significant role so far. The danger is that they represent and enhance a fix 'em up, tinkering approach, to the detriment of more efficient free-market policies.

Kutler, E.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Troubles with quantum anisotropic cosmological models: loss of unitarity  

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The anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological model coupled with perfect fluid is quantized in the minisuperspace. The perfect fluid is described by using the Schutz formalism which allows to attribute dynamical degrees of freedom to matter. It is shown that the resulting model is non-unitary. This breaks the equivalence between the many-worlds and dBB interpretations of quantum mechanics.

F. G. Alvarenga; A. B. Batista; J. C. Fabris; S. V. B. Goncalves

2004-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Looking for Trouble: Competition Policy in the U.S. Electricity Industry  

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in the electricity industry. ” FERC Docket No. PL98-6-000.Market Design and Structure NOPR. FERC Docket RM01-12-000.Statement of Alfred E. Kahn. ” FERC Docket No. EL01-118-000.

Bushnell, Jim

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through 2005/6  

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K. , 1993b, Fuel Prices and Economy: Factors Effecting LandCar Test and Actual Fuel Economy: Yet Another Gap? Transportof automobile fuel economy in Europe. Energy Policy 34 14.

Schipper, Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trouble-Shooting Guide for Low-Voltage ASD/Motor Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ASD/low-voltage motor systems are used extensively by manufacturing and many other industries for a variety of reasons, including flexibility in manufacturing, energy conservation, and improved process control. There can be, however, reliability problems with ASD/motor systems. This report discusses ASD/motor system-related issues and provides guidance in identifying and solving the root causes of problems.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence-based medicine, heterogeneity of treatment effects, and the trouble with averages  

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Annals of Internal Medicine Volk, R.J. , S.B. Cantor, A.R.can range from 0.1 to 1.0 (Volk et al. 2004). (A utility of

Kravitz, Richard L; Duan, N H; Braslow, J

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apprentices in Trouble: Some Problems in the Training of Surgeons and Apothecaries in Seventeenth Century London  

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Mayor's Court interrogatories and depositions in six disputes between apprentices and their surgeon and apothecary masters in London in 1654-1684 are reviewed. Evidence is presented to illustrate aspects of the operation of the apprentice system. For centuries aspiring surgeons, barber surgeons and apothecaries, and a few physicians were trained under the apprentice system, a method of education through actual experience that of course was also employed in a wide array of other crafts and trades from armor making to wool selling. ' In London a boy was not supposed to become an apprentice until the age of fourteen, and he was usually indentured for seven years to a master of his craft. His apprenticeship and his subsequent admission, if approved, to the profession or trade were regulated by the guild. The system was subject to many abuses, in particular the exploitation of boys and girls indentured by the parish because they were foundlings or otherwise charges of the parish. Local authorities often deemed it expedient to relieve the parish of support of such young people as quickly and as advantageously as possible. As a result, they might become apprentices as early as age seven and were overworked, underfed, and sometimes physically abused. Boys indentured by their families into a skilled trade such as surgery fared relatively much better [1]. Although we know something of how medical, surgical, and related apprenticeships were conducted,2 little specific information about the lives and duties of the boys so indentured seems to have been published. An opportunity to study several City of London Mayor's Court interrogatories involving apprentices to surgeons and apothecaries has revealed some interesting details about these young men and their teachers.3 A summary of one case has already been published [3]; six others dating from 1654 to 1684 will be considered here. 'As of 1967, there were 88 livery companies or guilds in the City of London.

Thomas R

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In RoHS Testing—Lead-Free Is not Always Trouble-Free  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 15, 2006 ... The electronics industry is scrambling to comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive that takes effect on July 1, ...

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Looking for Trouble: Competition Policy in the U.S. Electricity Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

s Deregulated Electricity Industry. ” American Economicin a Deregulated Electricity Industry. ” Rand Journal ofanalysis in the electricity industry. ” FERC Docket No.

Bushnell, Jim

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spill, RFG rules promise trouble for U. S. pipelines. [ReFormulated Gasoline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of current and impending governmental regulations on US pipeline operations occupied much of April's API Pipeline Conference in Houston. Entire sessions were devoted to ramifications of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and governmentally mandated rules for reformulated gasoline. Other papers discussed how the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may regulate oil-pipeline rates in the future and what issues individual state legislatures may be examining. If pipeline operators weren't hearing what governments planned, they were hearing what their own industry wanted them to do, mostly in the form of standards, such as API 2610 for terminal and tank facilities, or recommended practices, as for ensuring crude oil quality at terminal and tank sites. The paper discusses the Oil Pollution Act rules; contingency plans proposed by the EPA; NOAA proposals for natural-resource damage assessments; major regulatory issues that will affect pipelines in the future; liabilities and documentation associated with RFG in pipelines; product codes; transfer documentation; operation; oversight programs; and unanswered questions.

True, W.R.

1994-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble1 Gaylord Nelson Retrospective Lecture Series  

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-withering heat wave, another village abandoned because of invading sand dunes, or another aquifer pumped dry global economy is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it, moving our early twenty into their component parts and completely recycled. Throwaway products such as single-use beverage containers

Sheridan, Jennifer

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I found the article ``Statistical Language Approach Translates into Success'' by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (IEEE Computer, Nov. 2003) at one time rather fascinating and deeply troubling.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

dilemmas are not quite at the level of drama of giving the Atom bomb to the military, but a bit of debate, an extremely impoverished form of language. (At one time, writing a report for a company for which I 1 #12;was working, I was asked to ``dumb down'' the language to a seventh grade level, because the report

Santini, Simone

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T.Lmdauer, The Trouble with Computers: usefulness,usability. and productivity, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1995,Chapter 6,pp. 141-168.  

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a menu of items for sale. It started with a list of general categories: housewares, men's clothing. I once tried to buy some candles. Three clerks struggled for fifteen minutes to enter the sale is and how it can be accom- plished. In tasks like bookkeeping and gun aiming there are well-defined #12

Redmiles, David F.

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PowerPoint Presentation  

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

Technology Technology Radar V-V NaNiCl2 Li-ion ZnCl2 Pb-A NiCad H2Br2 ZnBr2 NiMH NaS Fe2Cr3 trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! Opportunity ! 2  Bridge the gap to the practical application of a mature and high-performance electrochemistry for grid storage.  Provide the required application definition with utility and other customer input to optimize benefits to the community  Facilitate technology and system development in 2010 - 2011  Field demonstration at PG&E Modular Generation Substation early 2012  Field deployment at Modesto Irrigation District late 2012 Proof of Principle Technology

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Financial Instability Affects Kids, Amid the foreclosures, chronic unemployment and other fallout of the recent recession,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

fallout of the recent recession, a less obvious but equally worrying phenomenon has emerged: the troubled

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Tools  

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Maintenance CalendarOutages is the tool to schedule network maintenance and troubleshooting. I've got network trouble. Help me out trouble@es.net is a quick and easy way to...

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Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power & Conservation Council  

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, to trouble-shoot problems that may occur with data collection, and to verify key assumptions. Experience

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The Natural Number of Forward Markets for Electricity  

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2002). “The trouble with electricity markets: Understandings restructured wholesale electricity market,” Americanpricing derivatives in electricity markets,” Quantitative

Suenaga, Hiroaki; Williams, Jeffrey

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detroit -- Focus: HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies [The Place of Work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

troubled economic times. In Detroit, an abandoned, 50-year-by Focus: MOPE, a Detroit civil rights organization. CAT's

Bressi, Todd W; Marcus, Galith S

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Conversion Apparatus and Method for Hybrid Electric and ...  

The conventional type of converter requires costly capacitors, has trouble with high temperature operation, ... Development Stage Availability Published Last Updated;

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Innovative Financing Solutions  

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AGENCY'S ENERGY STAR PROGRAM INNOVATIVE FINANCING SOLUTIONS: FINDING MONEY FOR YOUR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS Are you having trouble getting energy efficiency projects...

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Administrator Guide version 3.0.2  

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Records 10.0 Logging 10.1 Job Logging 11.0 TroubleShooting 11.1 Troubleshooting 11.2 Compute Node Health

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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Performance (perfSONAR)  

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trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Network Performance and Troubleshooting (perfSONAR) perfSONAR: Comprehensive monitoring and measuring of network...

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Publications Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The trouble with calcium fluoride Published: 1/1/2002 Authors: John H. Burnett, Zachary H Levine, Eric L Shirley http://www.nist.gov/manuscript ...

2012-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential implementation of critical-peak pricing of electricity  

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to time-of-day electricity pricing: first empirical results.S. The trouble with electricity markets: understandingresidential peak-load electricity rate structures. Journal

Herter, Karen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Donald Grether  

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Mapping EETD's Scientists and Engineers into the Lab's New Job Classification and Salary Structures LBNL's 75th Anniversary Film Montage Navigating Troubled Waters: Job...

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Zimbra for APS Users Videos  

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Video Library APS Colloquium Getting Started with Epics * 2005 * 2004 "Zimbra for APS Users" Workshop Note: Recommend viewing with Firefox browser. If you have trouble with the...

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DEMOCRACY OVER A BARREL: OIL, REGIME CHANGE AND WAR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

years ago in Caracas, Venezuela. “It brings trouble. ” Whilebecome democratic, as Venezuela demonstrated in 1958. Butdemocracies like Venezuela’s restricted partiocracy. These

Karl, Terry

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POWER PLANT RELIABILITY-AVAILABILITY AND STATE REGULATION. VOLUME 7 OF THE FINAL REPORT ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR, GEOTHERMAL, AND FOSSIL-FUEL ELECTRIC GENERATION IN CALIFORNIA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

OUTAGES COMPONENT NUCLEAR REACTOR General Primary CoolingAsh Disposal Trouble NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPONENT OUTAGE CAUSESconsisting of a Nuclear units use a reactor in which burner

Nero, A.V.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Copper Thefts on the Department of Energy (OIG Case...  

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

Trends We have recently seen a troubling increase in the number of cases involving the theft of copper from Departmental facilities. Although some of the reported thefts...

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table of contents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Use of a Mineralogical Data Base for Production Forecasting and Trouble- shooting in Copper Leach Operations [pp. 393-408] W. Baum. A Framework for ...

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Rural electrification, climate change, and local economies: Facilitating communication in development policy and practice on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

well as residential electricity bills.  The poverty metrics s analysis of monthly electricity bills in Orinoco and trouble paying the electricity bill, which is three times 

Casillas, Christian E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photosynthesis  

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Photosynthesis Name: chrissy Status: NA Age: NA Location: NA Country: NA Date: Around 1993 Question: I have had trouble understanding how photosynthesis and cellular...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Team Texas  

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KentuckyIndiana, composed of University of Louisville, Ball State University, and University of Kentucky, are in trouble because a wheel bearing seal blew, so the truck...

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Networking for the Future of Science ESnet Status Update  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that the problem lies beyond its infrastructure. In ESnet, a trouble ticket (generated when a problem is reported (USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany), seven time-zones, and five ASes (FNAL, ESnet, GEANT, DFN, DESY, and DFN reporting poor throughput between FNAL and DFN. This was subsequently forwarded to ESnet trouble

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Static Seals Maintenance Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guide provides comprehensive technical information on the understanding and maintenance of static seals. It is designed to help utility staffs maintain static seals and minimize and trouble shoot leakage problems that can reduce plant availability.

1994-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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RHIC II Science Workshop  

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are linked to talk titles. If you have trouble opening the PDF files, see this troubleshooting page. Friday Agenda 9:00-9:30 Intro and plan for the meeting (.ppt) T. Ludlam...

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In situ observations of fish associated with coral reefs off Ireland M. Soffker a,n  

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their mound nests; and how they compare with other native ant species in the landscape. We hope that children-2: Protective Coloring ....................................................................30 Lesson 4 Mound, Sweet Mound ..............................................33 Activity 4-1: Mound of Trouble Matching

Tyler, Charles

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UF Update Ian M. Fisk Fermilab USCMS PMG Dec.17, 2003  

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by Grid2003 production for US-CMS is in trouble. Officially CMSIM production for the data challenge started at the end of August. The initial ramp of events for first...

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Engineer II Job Number: 55533999 Req ID 54331BR  

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projects from concept through implementation. This includes project cost estimation, schedule development & overall project management. Provide process support to manufacturing facilities; trouble shoot equipment. Job Requirements: Experience in automation of pharmaceutical or food processing equipment

Heller, Barbara

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Regional parking fee : a potential funding source for transit?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

From a regional mobility perspective, Chicagoland is in serious trouble. The current Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) funding shortfall is just the most recent evidence of major flaws in the region's transit governance and ...

Misiak, Jodie Mercer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VIDEO SEMINAR of Ma Jun's 6/17/02 presentation: China's Water...  

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Speaker(s): Ma Jun Date: July 3, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The rivers in China, and the hundreds of millions who depend on them, are in trouble. A water crisis looms...

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A Fuzzy Logic Method for Lightning Prediction Using Thermodynamic and Kinematic Parameters from Radio Sounding Observations in South Korea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning is one of the most troubling weather phenomena for weather forecasters at space centers. In this study, proximity sounding and lightning data were used to evaluate the utility of thermodynamic and kinematic parameters for forecasting ...

Bongjae Kuk; Hongil Kim; Jongsung Ha; Hyokeun Lee; Gyuwon Lee

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Codling Moth or Apple Worm  

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and expense before he harvests the first apple. Ever after his trees are grown and a crop can be expected, bad weather, diseases and pests, or marketing troubles, often throw...

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APS Colloquium 2013  

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trouble with the chapter seek feature in Firefox, try reinstalling Real Player.) The Higgs Boson for the Masses? December 4, 2013 Chris Quigg, Fermilab Video (MP4), Poster (pdf)...

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eCopy, Inc.  

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are in real time. To be fully operational, PM requires only a single serial cable to connect to a PLC. The VCPs will prove to be invaluable in trouble- shooting interlocks and...

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Downtime interventions : programming the next generation airport terminal  

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Airports are in trouble. Passengers have always been frustrated with air travel because of poor scheduling and late aircraft, and threats of terrorism since September 11 th 2001 have given travelers even less of a reason ...

Hoang, Samuel, 1977-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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TARP Transactions Report, Capital Purchase Program (Investments) The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) played a critical role in breaking the back of the financial crisis and laying a foundation for future growth. It included a comprehensive set of measures to recapitalize the financial system, restart the credit markets, restore confidence, and lower borrowing costs for businesses and families. This dataset shows Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) investment transactions. TREAS Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-11 13:24:42 TARP Transactions Report, Capital Purchase Program (Investments) The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) played a critical role in breaking the back of the financial crisis and laying a foundation for future growth. It included a comprehensive set of measures to recapitalize the financial system, restart the credit markets, restore confidence, and lower borrowing costs for businesses and families. This dataset shows Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) investment transactions. TREAS Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-11 13:24:42 2011 America the Beautiful Coin Production Figures The Coin Production figures represent all of the "circulating" coins produced by the United States Mint, including the coins sold through the numismatic bags & rolls program. These numbers do not include the "proof" or "uncirculated" quality (i.e. UNC sets) coins produced by the Mint. TREAS DO Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-07 14:10:00

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Heavy metals behaviour in a gasification reactor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sludge coming from cleaning processes of wastewater, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) can be exploited for producing energy because of their heating value. Cleaning the produced syngas is important because of environmental troubles, ... Keywords: heavy metals, syngas, thermodynamic, waste gasification

Martino Paolucci; Carlo Borgianni; Paolo De Filippis

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer simulation of ventricular fibrillation and of defibrillating electric shocks. Effects of antiarrhythmic drugs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present computer simulations of the propagation of the depolarizing wave through the ventricular wall based on the Huygens' construction method. We simulate different self-sustained conduction troubles related to fibrillation. We calculate the critical ... Keywords: Computer simulations of ventricular fibrillation, antiarrhythmic drugs, electric defibrillating shocks

Pierre Auger; Alain Bardou; Alain Coulombe; Marie-Claude Govaere; Luc Rochette; Jean-Pierre Schreiber; Dominique Von Euw; Michel Chesnais

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Individual characteristics and the intention to continue project escalation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The factors leading to the continuing problems with information system (IS) project failure are of importance to both the research and practitioner communities. The psychological factors that lead project managers to escalate troubled projects are investigated. ... Keywords: Implementation Mindset, Locus of Control, Preference for Consistency, Project escalation

Melinda Korzaan; Steven A. Morris

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Engine ignition signal diagnosis with Wavelet Packet Transform and Multi-class Least Squares Support Vector Machines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engine ignition pattern analysis is one of the trouble-diagnosis methods for automotive gasoline engines. Based on the waveform of the ignition pattern, the mechanic guesses what may be the potential malfunctioning parts of an engine with his/her experience ... Keywords: Automotive engine ignition pattern diagnosis, Multi-class Least Squares Support Vector Machines, Pattern classification, Wavelet Packet Transform

C. M. Vong; P. K. Wong

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Kelly Gallagher, ed., Acting in Time on Energy Policy, Brookings Institution Press, 2009, c. 188pp. Making Carbon Capture and Storage Work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kelly Gallagher, ed., Acting in Time on Energy Policy, Brookings Institution Press, 2009, c. 188pp of creating a national energy policy. That policy will be designed with multiple objectives in mind. After a year of record oil prices that added to U.S. economic troubles, some want an energy policy

Schrag, Daniel

72

A behavior-based SMS antispam system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Short messaging service (SMS) is one of the fastest-growing telecom value-added services worldwide. However, mobile message spam is a side effect for ordinary mobile phone users that seriously troubles their daily life and, as a result, threatens the ...

C. Wang; Y. Zhang; X. Chen; Z. Liu; L. Shi; G. Chen; F. Qiu; C. Ying; W. Lu

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Transportation electric vehicles: hybrids to the rescue  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We've been told that electric cars would cure our passionate yet troubled relationship with the automobile. With their superior efficiency and cleaner emissions, we could keep the good things, freedom and mobility, and limit the bad, pollutants and oil ...

Willie D. Jones

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Analysis on Uranic Slope Stability Based on Neural Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

How to accurately predict the occurrence of landslides, and it has become one of the troubles in the mining process. The author made a brief introduction of artificial neural network and BP network model in this paper, and also analysis some important ... Keywords: Uranic slope, neural network, Forecast network model, safety of slope

Yufeng Zhu; Xiaoli Ding; Zhiwei Li; Shijian Zhou

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Resolving the gamer's dilemma  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Morgan Luck raises a potentially troubling problem for gamers who enjoy video games that allow the player to commit acts of virtual murder. The problem simply is that the arguments typically advanced to defend virtual murder in video games would appear ... Keywords: Computer games, Paedophilia, Pornography, Virtual murder

Christopher Bartel

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Deciphering the measured ratios of Iodine-131 to Cesium-137 at the Fukushima reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate the relative abundance of the radioactive isotopes Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 produced by nuclear fission in reactors and compare it with data taken at the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The ratio of radioactivities of these two isotopes can be used to obtain information about when the nuclear reactions terminated.

Matsui, T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Information architecture using asymmetric in spreading activation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As products are getting more diverse and new products are entering the market faster, customers have trouble learning how to use them. User-oriented menu structures may solve this problem. Therefore, to design user-oriented information architectures, ... Keywords: asymmetric transition, information architecture, mental model, menu structure, spreading activation theory, user centered design

Se Eung Oh; Jong Soon Park; Rohae Myung

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

The Access Almanac: Planning for High Speed Rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Planning for High Speed Rail M A R T I N WA C H S C A L I FN O T T O build a high speed rail system and, if so, how toplanning for high speed rail in California been so troubled?

Wachs, Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Emerging Power Electronics Technologies Application of Power Electronics in Power Quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the past, power electronics systems were insufficiently developed and were unable to adequately cope with a number of difficult electrical system requirements. Modern power electronics tools provide the means to solve the most troubling of these power quality problems. This report reviews more than twenty key power electronics applications.

1999-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

80

Installation, operation, and maintenance for the pyramidal optics solar system installed at Yacht Cove, Columbia, SC  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information is presented concerning the installation, operation, and maintenance of the pyramidal Solar System for space heating and domestic hot water. Included are such items as principles of operation, sequence of installation, and procedures for the operation and maintenance of each subsystem making up the solar system. Also included are trouble-shooting charts and maintenance schedules.

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1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Coal Mine Safety on Environmental Sustainability Based on Behavior Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Safety is one of the key problems people concern about most not only at present but also in the future. Currently there are many hidden troubles threatening safety. Particularly, the safety problems in coal mines are very serious and in great need of ... Keywords: coal mine safety, environmental sustainability, Behavior Science, positive behavior, negative behavior, incentive system

Xinjuan Li

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Substation battery-maintenance procedures  

SciTech Connect

The frequency of substation battery failures is gratifyingly low. One trouble spot appears to be extraneous short circuits that drain an otherwise healthy battery. Use of the lead--calcium battery promises to reduce substantially the amount of maintenance that substation batteries need.

Timmerman, M.H.

1976-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

83

Systematic Characterization of Component Failures for the DIII-D Tokamak  

SciTech Connect

A fusion reactor will be a fairly complex system consisting of many components. All the components are required to work in order to produce a plasma and control it. Some of the components will be large, and for economic reasons there will not be spares for all components. It is therefore important to have a system whereby troubles are communicated, recorded and analyzed. Such a trouble report system has been in place at the DIII-D tokamak facility for many years. The purpose of the system is to easily facilitate communication between the people that discover problems and those that fix the problems. The trouble sheets are logged into a computer database that is used to characterize the kind of problems that the facility experiences, and determine which equipment, software, or human errors are causing significant downtime. The information is also used to evaluate whether sufficient maintenance is done to the equipment and to provide a basis for replacing it. The original system was based on paper forms. About a year ago the system was changed to a web-based system. In the new system a trouble report is filled out using a web browser, and the information is emailed to the repair personnel and managers as soon as the form is submitted through the web. The paper will discuss the problems experienced at the DIII-D facility, and how the information is used to adjust the preventive maintenance schedule.

Petersen, P.I.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Scientific data services: a high-performance I/O system with array semantics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As high-performance computing approaches exascale, the existing I/O system design is having trouble keeping pace in both performance and scalability. We propose to address this challenge by adopting database principles and techniques in parallel I/O ... Keywords: data services, database systems, file systems

Kesheng Wu; Surendra Byna; Doron Rotem; Arie Shoshani

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Bulletin of Tibetology: Volume 17 Number 1 : Full issue  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Libyan nomads '" take their children when they reach the age of four' and burn the veins of their scalps, sometimes of their temples too, with a flame of greasy wool, so they may never there­ after be troubled by phlegm running down from their heads...

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

86

Page 1 of 5for more information, visit www.sustain.ubc.ca At UBC, sustainability isn't just a word to define--it's a word  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: · In 2010, UBC adopted greenhouse gas reduction targets that are the most aggressive amongst the world's top,000 fewer cars coming to campus each day · We've diverted 75,000 non- biodegradable containers from landfill administrator to call the Building Operations Service Centre (Trouble Calls Desk) at 604·822·2173 first

Laval, Bernard

87

Residential Duct Design: A Practical Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Well-designed and properly installed air distribution ductwork is essential for optimum performance of residential space-conditioning systems. This handbook is both a practical study guide and a ready reference work that can help students, designers, and installers of ductwork deliver a high level of comfort with trouble-free, low-cost maintenance.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Commercial Nonintrusive Load Monitoring System Beta Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monitoring many different individual loads on customer premises is a costly, complex, and trouble-prone operation. The availability of a single instrument that could plug into the meter socket and measure individual premise loads would greatly simplify and reduce the cost of customer load monitoring. This report provides the test results of such a prototype instrument.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

89

Dynamic mass spectrometry: a residual gas analysis method and some applications  

SciTech Connect

Dynamic mass spectrometry is a unique method of residual gas analysis used to monitor and trouble-shoot industrial vacuum process operations. This discussion presents applications and results of the method, and describes the equipment and analytical method developed at Rocky Flats to perform this work. GHT)

McFeeters, T.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

An indoor solar energy lab  

SciTech Connect

Describes the solar simulator, 2 flat-plate collectors, still, and parabolic concentrator at Ohio State University. Purpose is to enable mechanical engineering students to experiment with solar collection systems without being troubled by inclement weather, wind, or transient insolation levels. Compares compound and true parabolic shapes of concentrators. Presents illustrations of all components.

Clark, J.A.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Deciphering the measured ratios of Iodine-131 to Cesium-137 at the Fukushima reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate the relative abundance of the radioactive isotopes Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 produced by nuclear fission in reactors and compare it with data taken at the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The ratio of radioactivities of these two isotopes can be used to obtain information about when the nuclear reactions terminated.

T. Matsui

2011-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

92

EIA - Appendix B: Estimation Methodologies of Household Vehicles Energy  

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

If you have trouble viewing this page, contact the National Energy Informaiton Center at (202) 586-8800. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page If you have trouble viewing this page, contact the National Energy Informaiton Center at (202) 586-8800. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page EIA Home > Transportation Home Page > Appendix B Estimation MethodologiesIntroduction Appendix B Estimation Methodologies Introduction Statistics concerning vehicle miles traveled (VMT), vehicle fuel efficiency (given in terms of miles per gallon (MPG)), vehicle fuel consumption, and vehicle fuel expenditures are presented in this report. The methodology used to estimate these statistics relied on data from the 1993 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), the 1994 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey (RTECS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel efficiency test results, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) retail pump price series, and the Lundberg Survey, Inc., price series for 1994.

93

Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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

Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

94

3010DLFinal.doc  

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0 0 Core Status: new users must complete 2 trouble-free training sessions and pass a sample exchange exam to work independently during Core sessions. Flex Status: core users must complete 4 "trouble-free" sessions and pass a driving test to work independently during Flex sessions To reserve a 3010 session, go to www/ncem.lbl.gov, click on "Microscope Scheduling", use proposal number and password to log in. You may only sign up for 2 Core sessions and 1 Flex session at a time. To cancel a session, email your request to the technical staff in charge of the microscope. CORE LICENSE Safety  Understand emergency shut down procedure  Know emergency contact numbers  Know where LN protective equipment is Instrument Preparation  Set from "DP" to "Normal" mode.

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Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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

Your Home Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

96

CM200DL-Final.doc  

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

CM200 CM200 Core Status: new users must complete 2 trouble free training sessions and pass the drivers test to work independently during Core sessions. Flex Status: core users must complete 5 trouble free sessions to work during Flex sessions. To reserve a CM200 session, go to www/ncem.lbl.gov, click on "Microscope Scheduling", use proposal number and password to log in. You may only sign up for one Core session at a time. To cancel a session, email your request to the technical staff in charge of the microscope. CORE LICENSE TEST Safety  Understand emergency shut down procedure  Know emergency contact numbers  Know where LN protective equipment is  Find updated operating instruction and notice (?) Instrument Preparation  Check V7 closed and SSC on and in cooling

97

ESnet OID Registry  

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

ESnet OID Registry ESnet OID Registry Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net ESnet OID Registry # $Id: ESnet-oid-list,v 1.16 2009/03/11 22:16:11 helm Exp $ # # ESnet OIDs esnet: ansi.113612 esnet: 1.2.840.113612 # # This arc is tracked here: # [Formerly: http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/cgi-bin/oid/display?oid=1.2.840.113612] # http://www.oid-info.com/get/1.2.840.113612 # Please report any discrepancies to trouble@es.net

98

CM300DLFinal.doc  

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

CM300 CM300 Core Status: new users must complete 2 trouble-free training sessions, pass the Core driver's test and execute a sample exchange exam to to work independently during Core sessions. Flex Status: core users must complete 5 trouble-free sessions and pass the FLEX driver's test to work during Flex sessions. To reserve a CM300 session, go to www/ncem.lbl.gov, click on "Microscope Scheduling", use proposal number and password to log in. You may only sign up for 2 sessions per month, regardless of which session. To cancel a session, email your request to the technical staff in charge of the microscope. CORE LICENSE TEST Safety  Understand the emergency shut - down procedure: SHUT GUN VALVE.  Point out where emergency contact numbers are posted.

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Visualization of manhole and precursor-type events for the Manhattan electrical distribution system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a visualization framework for analyzing the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) trouble tickets for the Manhattan electrical distribution system. The Con Edison Emergency Control System (ECS) is a work management tool that documents all events that occur in the electrical distribution system. The trouble ticket generated from ECS is a record of an event affecting the secondary (low-voltage) electrical distribution system, such as a manhole fire, manhole explosion, smoking manhole, no-light event, flickering light event, side-off partial outage, or burnout. The visualization tool outlined here is used alongside our preliminary statistical and machine learning work for predicting future manhole events. ECS tickets stored in our PostgreSQL database are displayed using Google Earth’s satellite images of Manhattan as a backdrop. The ability of this tool to display events relative to the surrounding buildings has already yielded some highly promising directions for our ongoing analysis.

Haimonti Dutta; Cynthia Rudin; Becky Passonneau; Fred Seibel; Axinia Radeva; Zhi An Liu; Steve Ierome; Delfina Isaac

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Good-Bye, SIC - Hello, NAICS  

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

Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page. Welcome to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Manufacturing Web Site. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page. Welcome to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Manufacturing Web Site. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home > Industrial > Manufacturing > Good-Bye, SIC - Hello, NAICS Good-Bye, SIC - Hello, NAICS The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico Featured topics are: What is NAICS? Why replace the SIC system? How is NAICS better than SIC? How can data series be adjusted from SIC to NAICS? How is NAICS structured? Is there a source for more information about NAICS? What is NAICS? A new classification system has arrived for manufacturing establishments, and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has incorporated this new

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101

Heat exchanger tube mounts  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat exchanger in which tubes are secured to a tube sheet by internal bore welding is described. The tubes may be moved into place in preparation for welding with comparatively little trouble. A number of segmented tube support plates are provided which allow a considerable portion of each of the tubes to be moved laterally after the end thereof has been positioned in preparation for internal bore welding to the tube sheet. (auth)

Wolowodiuk, W.; Anelli, J.; Dawson, B.E.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Program on Technology Innovation: The Galvin Electricity Initiative Microgrid Workshop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI organized The Microgrid Workshop and Roundtable for the Galvin Electricity Initiative, held in Chicago, Illinois, June 27-28, 2006. The privately funded initiative's goal is to create the Perfect Power System, one that is trouble free for consumers and not susceptible to failure. The Microgrid Workshop and Roundtable supported that goal by featuring a combination of formal presentations and roundtable discussions in which participants exchanged experiences and collectively developed lists of issues ...

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

103

Program on Technology Innovation: The Galvin Path to Perfect Power--A Technical Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Galvin Electricity Initiative is a landmark project conducted to catalyze the transformation of the U.S. electric power system. Funded by former Motorola CEO and Chairman Robert W. Galvin, the Initiative goal is to assess how to create Perfect Powera system that is absolutely reliable and trouble-free to the consumer. The EPRI Office of Technology Innovation was engaged by the Galvin Electricity Initiative to perform technical assessments that can guide industry development and design of the Perfect ...

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

104

Vibratory high pressure coal feeder having a helical ramp  

SciTech Connect

Apparatus and method for feeding powdered coal from a helical ramp into a high pressure, heated, reactor tube containing hydrogen for hydrogenating the coal and/or for producing useful products from coal. To this end, the helical ramp is vibrated to feed the coal cleanly at an accurately controlled rate in a simple reliable and trouble-free manner that eliminates complicated and expensive screw feeders, and/or complicated and expensive seals, bearings and fully rotating parts.

Farber, Gerald (Elmont, NY)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

From devil to angel, transmission lines boost parallel computing of linear resistor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmission line is always big trouble for integrated circuits designers; however, it could be of great help to the parallel computing of extremely large linear resistor networks. In this paper, we introduce the virtual transmission method (VTM), which brings virtual transmission lines into linear resistor networks to achieve distributed and asynchronous parallel computing in the virtual time domain. Numerical experiments show that VTM could be efficiently running on the 2D or 3D microprocessor with arbitrary number of cores.

Wei, Fei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

On the gravitational Chern-Simons action as entropy functional for three-manifolds, and the demystification of the Ho?ava-Lifshitz gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We determine the more general geometrical flow in the space of metrics corresponding to the steepest descent for the three-dimensional gravitational Chern-Simons action, extending the results previously considered in Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 165019, and reveling another trouble with the four dimensional Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity introduced in Phys. Rev. D 79, 084008 (2009), and JHEP 0903, 020 (2009), which attempts to be a candidate for an UV completion of Einstein general relativity.

R. Cartas-Fuentevilla

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

107

XVisor Transformer Expert System: LTC Module, Beta Software  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent surveys indicate that load tap changer (LTC) failures account for approximately 20 percent of transformer failures and nearly 50 percent of transformer troubles. In addition, diagnostic tools used previously have been ineffective in accurate diagnosis of incipient faults. In recent years, the use of dissolved gas-in-oil analysis and oil quality analysis has gained popularity as a non-invasive means of fault detection and condition assessment. However, the use of these tools requires a great deal o...

2000-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

108

What is the Internet doing for and to you?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many HEP sites have been participating in a project to monitor end-to-end Internet performance. A few sites have acted as central collection, analysis and report generation points for the large amount of data generated. The reports are useful for short term trouble identification, long term projections, and the evaluation of Internet services. The work is illustrated by examples of both detailed and more general Internet performance.

Cottrell, R.L.A.; Logg, C.A. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Martin, D.E. [Fermi National Accelerator Center, Batavia, IL (United States). HEP Network Resource Center

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Case history: Underbalance drilling the midway and Navarro formations successfully in Hallettsville, TX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Underbalanced drilling proves to be a sound and economical procedure with an average of $500 M being saved per well. An average reduction of 19 days to total depth has also been experienced with this method of drilling. The major advantages of drilling underbalanced are lower cost, reduced drilling days, and reduced trouble time (i.e., differential sticking and hole drag due to thick mud cake across shallow depleted Wilcox sands).

Louison, R.F.; Andrews, J.P.; Reese, R.T.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Equipment Maintenance Optimization Manual Prototypes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides detailed information to assist plant staff in performing recommended equipment maintenance tasks. It is a compilation of equipment maintenance optimization manual (EMOM) prototypes that include procedures and trouble shooting supported by broad-based utility experience. The EMOMs enable utility generation stations to: minimize operation and maintenance costs, including parts and labor; assist in maintenance planning, scheduling, and parts strategy; develop comprehensive maintenance m...

1999-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

111

Negative Sequence Effects on Generator Rotors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Main generator rotors are constructed and designed to provide decades of reliable and trouble-free operation. However, a number of negative sequence and motoring incidences have occurred over the years that can adversely impact reliable operation of generator rotors and, ultimately, production of electrical power. Severe overheating leads to rotor material changes, such as steel hardness, and may if not detected, ultimately lead to catastrophic failure. This report discusses the effects of severe negativ...

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

112

Main Generator Rotor Maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Main generator rotors are constructed and designed to provide decades of reliable and trouble-free operation. However, a number of incidences have occurred over the years that can adversely impact reliable operation of generator rotors and, ultimately, production of electrical power. This report is a guide for power plant personnel responsible for reliable operation and maintenance of main generators. As a guide, this report provides knowledge and experience from generator experts working at power plants...

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

113

Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center: Lube Notes Compilation, 1989-2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proper equipment lubrication is a necessity for trouble-free operation in both nuclear and fossil power plants. In 1989, EPRI's Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center (NMAC) began publishing Lube Notes biannually. The intent of the newsletter was to address common lubrication issues and provide assistance to plant maintenance personnel. Lubrication topics vary from component-specific case studies to generic testing analysis. This report compiles all of the Lube Notes published from 1989 through 2007. In...

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

114

Lube Notes Compilation, 1989-2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Much of the equipment installed in nuclear and fossil power plants relies on proper lubrication for trouble-free operation. EPRI's Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center (NMAC) began publishing the "Lube Notes" newsletter in 1989 to assist maintenance personnel in addressing plant lubrication issues. Each issue provides guidance on lubricant selection, application, and testing in specific plant applications. This report compiles all of the "Lube Notes" published from 1989 through 2001. A subject index i...

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

PUREX (SAMCONS) uninterruptible power supply (UPS) acceptance test procedure  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Procedure for the PUREX Surveillance and Monitoring and Control System (SAMCONS) Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides for testing and verifying the proper operation of the control panel alarms and trouble functions, the 6roper functioning of the AC inverter, ability of the battery supply to maintain the SAMCONS load for a minimum of two hours , and proper interaction with the SAMCONS Video graphic displays for alarm displays.

Blackaby, W.B.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Fort St. Vrain Decommissioning: Public Relations and Human Resources Issues: Personnel Plans and Communications During Decommissioni ng of Nuclear Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report details aspects of the personnel plan instrumental in the successful decommissioning of Fort St. Vrain nuclear power plant. It includes discussion of the personnel retention program, actions taken to mitigate harassment and intimidation issues, and the communications plan. The report also discusses some decommissioning pitfalls encountered, signs of trouble brewing, and ways to mitigate personnel problems before they become serious issues. Project managers designed the document to be generic ...

1998-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

117

Fortran MPI/OpenMP example output  

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

Getting Started Getting Started Configuration Programming Running Jobs Overview Interactive Jobs Batch Jobs Example Batch Scripts Using aprun Queues and Policies Monitoring Jobs Using OpenMP with MPI Memory Considerations Runtime Tuning Options Running Large Scale Jobs Trouble Shooting and Error Messages Completed Jobs How Usage Is Charged File Storage and I/O Software and Tools Debugging and profiling Performance and Optimization Cray XE Documentation Cluster Compatibility Mode Carver PDSF Genepool Testbeds Retired Systems Data & File Systems Network Connections Queues and Scheduling Job Logs & Analytics Training & Tutorials Software Accounts & Allocations Policies Data Analytics & Visualization Data Management Policies Science Gateways User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements

118

U.S. Railroad Safety Statistics and Trends  

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

Railroad Safety Statistics and Trends Railroad Safety Statistics and Trends Robert E. Fronczak, P.E. Assistant VP- Environment & Hazmat Association of American Railroads Transportation External Coordination Working Group Meeting September 21, 2005 Railroad Safety: Topics Safety Statistics & Trends Train Safety (Train Accidents) Employee Safety Hazardous Materials Safety U.S. Railroad Safety Statistics: Main Themes Railroads have dramatically improved safety over the last two and a half decades. Railroads compare favorably with other industries & transportation modes. The most troubling railroad safety problems arise from factors largely outside railroad control. Railroads have implemented numerous and effective technological improvements and company-wide safety programs.

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RADIATION MONITOR CONTAINING TWO CONCENTRIC IONIZATION CHAMBERS AND MEANS FOR INSULATING THE SEPARATE CHAMBERS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to a portable radiation monitor containing two concentric ionization chambers which permit the use of standard charging and reading devices. It is particularly adapted as a personnel x-ray dosimeter and to this end comprises a small thin walled, cylindrical conductor forming an inner energy dependent chamber, a small thin walled, cylindrical conductor forming an outer energy independent chamber, and polymeric insulation means which insulates said chambers from each other and holds the chambers together with exposed connections in a simple, trouble-free, and compact assembly substantially without variation in directional response. (AEC)

Braestrup, C.B.; Mooney, R.T.

1964-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Boryeong Thermal Power Complex, Boryeong-Si, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea  

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From tall skyscrapers and flashing neon signs to Buddhist temples and pagodas, South Korea is a mixture of the new and old Asia. Doing its part to help modernise this country, the Boryeong thermal power complex operates six coal-fired 500-MW units that provide electricity to power South Korea's economic growth. One of the important reasons for this facility's overall success is its operational reliability. An example of this is Boryeong Unit 3's outstanding achievement of 3,000 days of trouble-free operation. The Complex also has a dozen 150 MW combined cycle units burning imported liquefied natural gas for electrical system peaking. 4 photos.

Neville, J.D.

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Hybrid MPI and OpenMP on Hopper and Franklin  

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Running Jobs Running Jobs Overview Interactive Jobs Batch Jobs Example Batch Scripts Using aprun Queues and Policies Monitoring Jobs Using OpenMP with MPI Memory Considerations Runtime Tuning Options Running Large Scale Jobs Trouble Shooting and Error Messages Completed Jobs How Usage Is Charged File Storage and I/O Software and Tools Debugging and profiling Performance and Optimization Cray XE Documentation Cluster Compatibility Mode Carver PDSF Genepool Testbeds Retired Systems Data & File Systems Network Connections Queues and Scheduling Job Logs & Analytics Training & Tutorials Software Accounts & Allocations Policies Data Analytics & Visualization Data Management Policies Science Gateways User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements Help Operations for: Passwords &

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VacuumEngineering  

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Engineering Engineering Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing, Science & Technology Center engineers, fabricates, assembles and characterizes vacuum systems, components, and processes. Staff can trouble shoot and upgrade existing vacuum systems. Capabilities * Engineering expertise to define, design and fabricate vacuum furnaces, deposition sys- tems and any vacuum environment based process or experimental system * Computer-aided engineering of systems including parametric 3-D solid modeling with ProDesktop (Parametric Design) * Outgassing rate measurements and mass spectroscopy of materials and components * Machining and welding capability for con- structing unique vacuum components for prototype or production applications Resources * Experienced design engineering and fabrication

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Final Project Report - ARM CLASIC CIRPAS Twin Otter Aerosol  

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The NOAA/ESRL/GMD aerosol group made three types of contributions related to airborne measurements of aerosol light scattering and absorption for the Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) in June 2007 on the Twin Otter research airplane operated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS). GMD scientists served as the instrument mentor for the integrating nephelometer and particle soot absorption photometer (PSAP) on the Twin Otter during CLASIC, and were responsible for (1) instrument checks/comparisons; (2) instrument trouble shooting/repair; and (3) data quality control (QC) and submittal to the archive.

John A. Ogren

2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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GUIDE FOR POLARIZED NEUTRONS  

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The plane of polarization of a beam of polarized neutrons is changed by this invention, and the plane can be flipped back and forth quicitly in two directions in a trouble-free manner. The invention comprises a guide having a plurality of oppositely directed magnets forming a gap for the neutron beam and the gaps are spaced longitudinally in a spiral along the beam at small stepped angles. When it is desired to flip the plane of polarization the magnets are suitably rotated to change the direction of the spiral of the gaps. (AEC)

Sailor, V.L.; Aichroth, R.W.

1962-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 1991 Socioeconomic Energy Research and Analysis Conference  

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These proceedings analyze US energy policy as it pertains to minority groups. Example topics include: Economic impacts of the National Energy Strategy on minority and majority households, Utility measures to assist payment-troubled customers, Equity impacts of controlling energy usage through market-based versus regulatory approaches, Technical and planning support for the DOE-HUD initiative for energy efficiency in housing, an analysis of residential energy consumption and expenditures by minority households by home type and housing vintage, and methodical issues in evaluating integrated least cost planning programs.

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1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Casting of Devotional Images in the Himalayas: History, Tradition and Modern Techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ends (Plate 2a). is used to roll wax rods, which are e:nployed to make attributes. necklaces, etc. The importance of the smaller silatu in model~lng the wax is such that Kalu Kuma. one of tr,e leading sculptors in pata.., who specialises... , are not ready to disclose their trade secrets. Some artis::.s, like Kalu Kuma, mark tr..ejr images in order to avoid trouble with the Department of Arcl;aeology of Nepal, which issues the permits and seals r.ecessary for the legal export of all \\liorks of art...

Bue, Erberto Lo

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) and US Geothermal Industry: Current controversies and trends in federal and state implementation  

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This report is an analysis of the issues confronting US energy policymakers and the US geothermal industry as the result of the implementation and interpretation of the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, commonly known as PURPA. It seeks to answer four sets of questions about PURPA: (1) What has the existence of PURPA meant to the US geothermal industry. (2) How has the interpretation of PURPA evolved over the past decade. (3) What particular portions of PURPA rule making have been most crucial to the growth and development of the geothermal industry. (4) What aspects of PURPA have been most troubling to utilities purchasing or developing geothermal energy.

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1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interview of Keith Thomas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the road outside; I remember going to the village school when I was four, similar to the one my mother had taught at; it had a board saying how many pupils there were which usually said forty eight or forty six; there were three classes; I remember all... ; at that time people read their essays; nowadays they are handed a reading list with the page reference and even the shelf mark to save them the trouble, although the lists I gave were oral; now it is much more streamlined and it is quite clear what the syllabus...

Thomas, Keith

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic age problem revisited in the holographic dark energy model  

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Because of an old quasar APM 08279 + 5255 at $z=3.91$, some dark energy models face the challenge of the cosmic age problem. It has been shown by Wei and Zhang [Phys. Rev. D {\\bf 76}, 063003 (2007)] that the holographic dark energy model is also troubled with such a cosmic age problem. In order to accommodate this old quasar and solve the age problem, we propose in this paper to consider the interacting holographic dark energy in a non-flat universe. We show that the cosmic age problem can be eliminated when the interaction and spatial curvature are both involved in the holographic dark energy model.

Cui, Jinglei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Maintenance of Generator Rotors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generator rotor maintenance options are limited and expensive. The timing and scope of work done requires optimization to obtain the maximum benefits for continued long-term trouble-free operation. This document is a comprehensive guide to the maintenance of large generator rotors of 2 and 4 pole design that are cooled directly or indirectly by air or hydrogen. These include 50 and 60 Hz machines, operating at speeds of 1500, 1800, 3000, and 3600 RPM. The guide does not cover water-cooled rotors. The inf...

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Underbalanced drilling in remedial operations  

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Operators are finding additional applications for underbalanced drilling (UBD) technology that deliver benefits besides faster, more trouble-free drilling and improved well productivity. Underbalanced workovers, completions and re-drills are being performed with impressive results. This article will describe some of the jobs and applications, and detail the special surface equipment being used to make this a success. This is the fifth in a series of articles on UBD technology and its rapid development in this field. The paper discusses deep gas wells in the Texas Panhandle, gas and condensate wells near Mobile, Alabama, and the Austin Chalk wells in Texas and Louisiana.

Cuthbertson, R.L.; Vozniak, J.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic implications of mandated efficiency standards for household appliances: an extension  

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Increased energy prices will direct appliance purchasers away from the appliance that would be used to consume more energy, be it more or less efficient. The long-run decline in energy usage will necessarily exceed the short-run decline that results when the appliance stock is held fixed. That less efficient appliances could become more popular is not troubling to a conservation strategist who accepts the idea that a reduction in energy usage, not a reduction in the ownership of less efficient appliances, is the proper objective of a conservation program. 2 references, 2 figures.

Einhorn, M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

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

If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home >Energy Users EEnergy Efficiency Page Energy-Efficiency Measurement MEASUREMENT DISCUSSION: Measures and Policy Issues Energy Intensity as a Common Surrogate for Energy Efficiency Indices as a Measure of Relative Changes Market-Basket Comprehensive Factorial Decomposition Divisia Index OTHER MEASUREMENT APPROACHES: Best Practice MEASUREMENT ISSUES : Site Energy Versus Primary Energy Physical Versus Economic Units picture of line graph on stand Energy Efficiency Measurement Discussion The development of energy-efficiency indictors, for any country, is limited by the availability of data. Data are limited for several reasons. As the amount of data collected increases so do the costs of collecting, processing, and analyzing the data. The configuration of certain technologies and processes can also limit the possibility of obtaining microdata. As an example, in the manufacturing sector, some motors are encased in such a way that it is impossible to collect data on the motor unless records have been maintained for the motor. This leads to another reason data are limited--respondent burden. Care has to be taken so that surveys are not so long that participation is discouraged or inaccurate answers are given due to the difficulty and time it takes to obtain the data.

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Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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2011 America the Beautiful Coin Production Figures The Coin Production figures represent all of the "circulating" coins produced by the United States Mint, including the coins sold through the numismatic bags & rolls program. These numbers do not include the "proof" or "uncirculated" quality (i.e. UNC sets) coins produced by the Mint. TREAS DO Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-07 14:10:00 2011 America the Beautiful Coin Production Figures The Coin Production figures represent all of the "circulating" coins produced by the United States Mint, including the coins sold through the numismatic bags & rolls program. These numbers do not include the "proof" or "uncirculated" quality (i.e. UNC sets) coins produced by the Mint. TREAS DO Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-07 14:10:00 TARP Transactions Report, Capital Purchase Program (Investments) The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) played a critical role in breaking the back of the financial crisis and laying a foundation for future growth. It included a comprehensive set of measures to recapitalize the financial system, restart the credit markets, restore confidence, and lower borrowing costs for businesses and families. This dataset shows Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) investment transactions. TREAS Federal Government Finances and Employment 2013-02-11 13:24:42

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Geothermal Well Costs and their Sensitivities to Changes in Drilling and Completion Operations  

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This paper presents a detailed analysis of the costs of drilling and completing geothermal wells. The basis for much of the analysis is a computer-simulation-based model which calculates and accrues operational costs involved in drilling and completing a well. Geothermal well costs are discussed in general, with special emphasis on variations among different geothermal areas in the United States, effects of escalation and inflation over the past few years, and comparisons of geothermal drilling costs with those for oil and gas wells. Cost differences between wells for direct use of geothermal energy and those for electric generation, are also indicated. In addition, a breakdown of total well cost into its components is presented. This provides an understanding of the relative contributions of different operations in drilling and completions. A major portion of the cost in many geothermal wells is from encountered troubles, such as lost circulation, cementing difficulties, and fishing. These trouble costs are considered through both specific examples and statistical treatment of drilling and completions problems. The sensitivities of well costs to variations in several drilling and completion parameters are presented. The mode1 makes it possible to easily vary parameters such as rates of penetration; bit lifetimes; bit rental, or rig costs; delay times; number of cement plugs; etc. are compared.

Carson, C. C.; Lin, Y.T.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive and other environmental threats to the United States and the Arctic resulting from past Soviet activities  

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Earlier this year the Senate Intelligence Committee began to receive reports from environmental and nuclear scientists in Russia detailing the reckless nuclear waste disposal practices, nuclear accidents and the use of nuclear detonations. We found that information disturbing to say the least. Also troubling is the fact that 15 Chernobyl style RBMK nuclear power reactors continue to operate in the former Soviet Union today. These reactors lack a containment structure and they`re designed in such a way that nuclear reaction can actually increase when the reactor overheats. As scientists here at the University of Alaska have documented, polar air masses and prevailing weather patterns provide a pathway for radioactive contaminants from Eastern Europe and Western Russia, where many of these reactors are located. The threats presented by those potential radioactive risks are just a part of a larger Arctic pollution problem. Every day, industrial activities of the former Soviet Union continue to create pollutants. I think we should face up to the reality that in a country struggling for economic survival, environment protection isn`t necessarily the high priority. And that could be very troubling news for the Arctic in the future.

NONE

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) | Department of Energy  

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

Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Environmental Impact Statements are detailed written statements that are required by section 102(2)(C) of NEPA for a proposed major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 1, 1999 EIS-0222: Final Environmental Impact Statement Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington August 1, 1999 EIS-0285: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bonneville Power Administration Transmission System Vegetation Management Program (August 1999) August 1, 1999 EIS-0289: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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Services  

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Services Services Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Services ESnet provides interoperable, effective, reliable, and high performance network communications infrastructure, and certain collaboration services, in support of the Office of Science (SC)'s large-scale, collaborative science programs. ESnet provides users with high bandwidth access to DOE sites and DOE's primary science collaborators including Research and

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VIDEO SEMINAR of Ma Jun's 6/17/02 presentation: China's Water Resources:  

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VIDEO SEMINAR of Ma Jun's 6/17/02 presentation: China's Water Resources: VIDEO SEMINAR of Ma Jun's 6/17/02 presentation: China's Water Resources: Crisis and Opportunity Speaker(s): Ma Jun Date: July 3, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The rivers in China, and the hundreds of millions who depend on them, are in trouble. A water crisis looms large in most parts of China. In his book, China Water Crisis, Ma Jun traces 4,000 years of the history of China's watersheds, and their mis/management. Armed with scientific data and compelling stories, Ma reveals the causes and character of the looming ecological disaster. His book has been quoted in The Economist and many western media. Limited water resources pose a major threat to social and economic development in the 21st century. Three Gorges Dam and redirecting water from south to north occupy the main focus of the efforts to increase

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ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy | Department of  

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Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Addthis Description Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addresses the 2nd annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit on the Navy's fuel consumption and successful implementation of biofuels. Speakers Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Duration 28:24 Topic Energy Policy Fuel Economy Energy Sources Emerging Technologies Credit Energy Department Video SECRETARY RAY MABUS: One of the things that has always amazed and gratified me is the talent of people who are willing to serve in government, willing to take less money, more trouble on behalf of their country. Every time we seem to need somebody, somebody good - you hope - steps forward. We have a great secretary of defense right now in Bob Gates, but we sure

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Current Testbed Research  

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Research Research R&D Overview 100G Testbed Testbed Description Testbed Results Current Testbed Research Previous Testbed Research Proposal Process Terms and Conditions Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Performance (perfSONAR) Tools Development Green Networking Authentication & Trust Federation (ATF) Partnerships Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Current Testbed Research The following projects are currently using the ESnet Testbed. Previous testbed projects descriptions are located here. New Projects, Summer 2013 Project Name/PI End-system affinities and the performance of high-speed flows, Dipak Ghosal (UC Davis)

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For Developers  

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Developers Developers Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers DCN/OSCARS Implementation (Aug 2007) AAA BSS Pathfinder Topology Path realization Dojo development Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net For Developers DCN/OSCARS Implementation (Aug 2007)

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A 100-Gigbit Highway for Science  

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A 100-Gigabit Highway for A 100-Gigabit Highway for Science News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net A 100-Gigabit Highway for Science Researchers Take a "Test Drive" on ANI Testbed April 30, 2012 | Tags: Advanced Network Initiative (ANI) Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 A warming climate will likely change the statistics of tropical cyclones and hurricanes. This image represents one frame from a simulation called "Hurricane Season" that was created to study how well NCAR's Community

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Notifications  

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Notifications Notifications Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Notifications Configuring Notifications OSCARS includes the ability to send notifications of events that occur as

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Web Browser Interface (WBUI)  

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Browser Interface (WBUI) Browser Interface (WBUI) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual Web Browser Interface (WBUI) Web Service Interface (API) FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Web Browser Interface (WBUI) 1. Login Before you can access the server you must login using the user name that

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Functional Specifications  

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Functional Specifications Functional Specifications Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Functional Specifications OSCARS Reservation Manager - Functional Specifications Year 3 Update (DRAFT)

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The Environmental Style: Writing Environmental Assessments And Impact Statements  

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STYLE STYLE WRITING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS AND IMPACT STATEMENTS R.P. Detwiler NNSA Office of General Counsel October 2005 In his introduction to William Strunk's classic on writing, The Elements of Style, E. B. White described the plight of those who read many of our NEPA documents: Will [Strunk] felt that the reader was in serious trouble most of the time, a man foundering in a swamp, and that it was the duty of anyone attempting to write English to drain this swamp quickly and get this man on dry ground, or at least throw him a rope. In revising text, I have tried to hold steadily in mind a belief of his, this concern for the bewildered reader. The Department and its contractors need to hold in their minds the women and men - decision makers, citizens, regulators and judges - who slog through our environmental

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge June 6, 2011 - 12:41pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there, but as they all know (and as Ms. Ives, my 7th grade teacher knew quite well), sometimes the 12-year-old mind just has WAY more important things to

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Comments from the Sierra Club on the Department of Energy Emergency Order  

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from the Sierra Club on the Department of Energy Emergency from the Sierra Club on the Department of Energy Emergency Order to Resume Limited Operation at the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, VA Comments from the Sierra Club on the Department of Energy Emergency Order to Resume Limited Operation at the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, VA Docket No. EO-05-01: This letter is in response to the Department of Energy Emergency Order to Resume Limited Operation at the Potomac River Generating Station, Alexandria, VA, in Response to Electricity Reliability Concerns in Washington, DC. We are very disappointed with your decision to allow limited operation of the Mirant Plant. We are rather troubled that, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence of the risks posed by this facility, electrical

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HALF EMPTY As Men Surge Back into Computing, Women are Left Behind  

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Jobs in computing Jobs in computing 1 have been a ray of light in a gloomy economy. Unemployment in the field stands at only 3.4 percent, 2 and the number of computing jobs is expected to grow more than 20 percent by 2020. 3 Many young people seem to have taken notice. After declining steeply in the mid-to-late 2000's, the number of computing degrees and certificates awarded in the U.S. has risen swiftly and almost regained the peak it attained in 2003. Is this trend a sign that the nation is tackling its shortage of talent in computer science, as some commentators have claimed? 4 Not so fast. Change the Equation's analysis of recent data on degrees and certificates in computing reveals a far more troubling picture: 5 men have surged back into computing in the past five

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Authorization Policy  

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Authorization Policy Authorization Policy Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Authorization Policy Introduction An authorization decision consists of deciding if an authenticated entity

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Questions and Answers - How can I explain the Quantum/Wave theory to my  

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What is a meniscus? What is a meniscus? Previous Question (What is a meniscus?) Questions and Answers Main Index Next Question (What is the sun made from?) What is the sun made from? How can I explain the Quantum/Wave theory to my class? You can't! The folks who have postulated the quantum nature of matter and wave-particle duality, and other quantum theories have trouble explaining it in terms other than mathematical equations. When trying to explain it in conceptual terms, we're asked to accept things that don't make sense, and in some ways, physicists use this as justification that the theory is correct. Anyway, here are a couple ideas for discussing the quantum/wave properties of energy. Until around 1900, when Max Planck developed the idea of quanta, energy had been thought to be a phenomenon of continuous flow - basically waves.

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LEDS Collaboration in Action Workshop Arrival Form | Open Energy  

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LEDS Collaboration in Action Workshop Arrival Form LEDS Collaboration in Action Workshop Arrival Form Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us ACDS Workshop Participant Pack Agenda Accommodations Participants Location Arrival Form Open Space Sessions Speakers Presentations Links Contact Us Arrival Form Please send in your arrival forms to liz.ainslie@ashridge.org.uk as soon as possible so we can ensure that all proper arrangements are made. If you have any troubles when you arrive in London please call Caroline Spencer +44 (0) 77 2424 3140 at or Liz Ainslie at +44 (0)1442 841405. ArrivalForm.pdf Powered by OpenEI ledsgp.org is built on the same platform as the popular Wikipedia site. Like Wikipedia, it is a "wiki" or website developed collaboratively by a

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Index of /research/alcator/documentation/2011  

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1 1 [ICO] Name Last modified Size Description [DIR] Parent Directory - [DIR] 20110208 bus change/ 09-Feb-2011 08:51 - [DIR] 20110214 LN2 vaporiser/ 01-May-2012 12:50 - [DIR] 20110218 T3 Anode trouble/ 20-Dec-2011 08:20 - [DIR] 20110310 Rui/ 10-Mar-2011 08:26 - [DIR] 20110323 strap 1!/ 05-Aug-2013 09:43 - [DIR] 20110406 basement/ 06-Apr-2011 13:37 - [DIR] 20110407 cell/ 07-Apr-2011 09:16 - [DIR] 20110412_DNB_Calorimeter/ 25-May-2011 13:47 - [DIR] 20110418_DNB_Calorimeter/ 25-May-2011 13:46 - [DIR] 20110419_camera_on_pole_inspection/ 19-Apr-2011 11:19 - [DIR] 20110421TF3 Breaker/ 03-Dec-2013 11:17 - [DIR] 20110421 Tuppen/ 05-Aug-2013 10:14 - [DIR] 20110506_2nd_gas_jet_tube_view/ 03-Dec-2013 11:17 -

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User Manual  

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Manual Manual Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual Web Browser Interface (WBUI) Web Service Interface (API) FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net User Manual Introduction The OSCARS Interdomain Controller (IDC) allows end users to reserve high

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Microsoft Word - TR11-29.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Parkersburg, WV Parkersburg, WV November 2010 Page 1 2010 Annual Inspection for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Site was inspected on October 21, 2010 to confirm the integrity of visible features and to determine the need, if any, for maintenance, additional inspections, or monitoring. Results of the inspection conclude that the disposal cell is in excellent condition. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. More attention needs to be given to vegetation control at the site. The mow and spray program has failed to control poison hemlock in a few areas. More attention needs to be given to these trouble areas in the upcoming year to address the poison hemlock.

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download January 10, 2014 EIS-0464: Record of Decision Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas December 13, 2013 EIS-0391: Record of Decision Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington October 1, 2013

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And the OSCARS Goes to ESnet!  

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And the OSCARS Goes to ESnet! And the OSCARS Goes to ESnet! News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net And the OSCARS Goes to ESnet! Interview With Greg Bell, on Real-World 100G Multi-Layer SDN November 1, 2013 | Tags: OSCARS, Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) This interview by Roy Chua was originally published on SDN Central website. GRBell-headshot.jpg Greg Bell Greg Bell is director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California, and director of

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Utility Connection | Open Energy Information  

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Utility Connection Utility Connection Jump to: navigation, search Return to Connections to Energy Use Data and Information Page Please tell us how connected you are to your customers Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire! As you know, utility data is very important and, if used correctly, can educate consumers and change their behavior to save money and energy. First select your utility company, then provide us a little information about yourself. Only one person from each utility can answer these questions and the results from your input will be shown on the Utility Data Accessibility Map. If the questionnaire has already been completed for your utility and you think the answers need to be changed, or if you are having trouble accessing your questionnaire, please contact the .

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Dennis P. Ferrigno | Department of Energy  

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Dennis P. Ferrigno Dennis P. Ferrigno About Us Dennis P. Ferrigno - EMAB Board Vice-Chair Dennis P. Ferrigno is a minority partner of CAF & Associates, LLC, a woman owned small business that provides senior level management consulting for US and Foreign Businesses, National Laboratories, and International Agency Organizations. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Graduate School and the Denver Seminary, and is involved in graduate student advising and teaching graduate classes for the Engineering and Management Masters Program. Dr. Ferrigno is a recognized subject matter expert in Energy and Natural Resources, Project Management, Program Trouble-Shooting, Strategic Planning, Performance Metrics and Operational Readiness. He has held senior executive roles with Fortune 500 companies with Profit & Loss/Operations

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A real time status monitor for transistor bank driver power limit resistor in boost injection kicker power supply  

SciTech Connect

For years suffering of Booster Injection Kicker transistor bank driver regulator troubleshooting, a new real time monitor system has been developed. A simple and floating circuit has been designed and tested. This circuit monitor system can monitor the driver regulator power limit resistor status in real time and warn machine operator if the power limit resistor changes values. This paper will mainly introduce the power supply and the new designed monitoring system. This real time resistor monitor circuit shows a useful method to monitor some critical parts in the booster pulse power supply. After two years accelerator operation, it shows that this monitor works well. Previously, we spent a lot of time in booster machine trouble shooting. We will reinstall all 4 PCB into Euro Card Standard Chassis when the power supply system will be updated.

Mi, J.; Tan, Y.; Zhang, W.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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H. R. 4564: a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a deduction and special net operating loss rules with respect to certain losses on domestic crude oil, to increase tariffs on petroleum and petroleum products, to require the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to be filled with stripper well oil, and to eliminate certain restrictions on the sale of natural gas and on the use of natural gas and oil. Introduced in the House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 10, 1986  

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The Secure Energy Supply Act of 1986 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Title I provides a deduction and special net operating loss treatment for certain losses on crude oil. Title II increases tariffs on petroleum and petroleum products, the revenues of which will cover authorized refunds. Title III provides that only stripper well oil or oil exchanged for stripper well oil will be used to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Title IV removes wellhead price controls and repeals Natural Gas Act jurisdiction over certain first sales of natural gas. Later titles repeal certain restrictions on the use of natural gas and petroleum, repeal incremental pricing requirements, and promote flexibility in rescheduling or marking down troubled loans. The bill was referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs.

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Science DMZ Case Studies  

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Studies Studies About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies OSCARS Case Studies Science DMZ Case Studies Science DMZ CU Science DMZ Penn State & VTTI Science DMZ NOAA Science DMZ NERSC Science DMZ ALS Multi-facility Workflow LCLS ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Science DMZ Case Studies Developed by ESnet engineers, the Science DMZ model addresses common network performance problems encountered at any institution by creating an environment that is tailored to the needs of high performance science

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Environmental Assessments (EA) | Department of Energy  

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Environmental Assessments (EA) Environmental Assessments (EA) Environmental Assessments (EA) Environmental Assessments are concise public documents that a Federal agency prepares under NEPA to provide sufficient evidence and analysis to determine whether a proposed agency action would require preparation of an environmental impact statement or a finding of no significant impact. If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD December 19, 2013 EA-1642S: Supplemental Draft Environmental Assessment Small-Scale Pilot Plant for the Gasification of Coal and Coal-Biomass Blends and Conversion of Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels via Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Lexington, Kentucky November 15, 2013 EA-1752: Draft Environmental Assessment

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Publications and Presentations  

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Publications and Presentations Publications and Presentations News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Publications and Presentations Sort by: Date | Author | Type 2013 Dart E., Rotman L., Tierney B., Hester M., and Zurawski J., "The Science DMZ: A Network Design Pattern for Data-Intensive Science", IEEE/ACM Annual SuperComputing Conference (SC13), Denver CO, USA, November 19, 2013, LBNL LBNL-6366E Download File: sc13sciDMZ-final.pdf (pdf: 952 KB) Ezra Kissel, Martin Swany, Brian Tierney and Eric Pouyoul, "Efficient

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Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing a Model Car  

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Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing Your Lithium- Ion Battery Powered Car CONTENTS:  Teacher Overview  What Teachers Can Do To Help  Student Design Plan  Brainstorming  Materials  Chassis Design  Transmission  Gear Ratio  Wheels and Bearings  Battery  Testing  Trouble Shooting TEACHER OVERVIEW  The Lithium-ion battery powered car competition is designed to be an engineering challenge for middle school students.  Students will be exploring the following concepts while planning, building and testing their cars:  Alternative energy sources  Engineering design  Aerodynamics  Force and motion  Teamwork  Problem solving  Teams who do not have a completed car at the

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Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS): Tool Box Safety Topics  

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Tool Box Safety Topics Tool Box Safety Topics A Review of Haz com standards A Single Second Accident Prevention Acetone Use and Care Aerial Work Platforms Afterthoughts and Regrets Alcohol & the Job Allergies, Antihistamines Appreciating the Hazards, Oxyacetylene Attitude and Behavior Avoid Common Office Injuries Avoiding Electrical Shocks Back Care Back Injury Prevention Backing into Trouble Basic Machine Safety Battery Charging Hazards Be Cautious with Sulfuric Acid Be Prepared for Emergencies Bench & Pedestal Grinders Blood Borne Pathogens Carbon Monoxide Care for Half-Mask Respirators Carelessness Cargo Dock Safety CDT's-How you prevent them Chocking and Blocking Cold Medication.Drowsiness Cold Weather Hazards for Propane Powered Vehicles Come-a-Longs, Hoists & Chains Common Sense & Accidents

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Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) | Department of Energy  

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

Services » NEPA Documents » Findings of No Significant Impact Services » NEPA Documents » Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Findings of No Significant Impact are public documents issued by a Federal agency briefly presenting the reasons why an action for which the agency has prepared an environmental assessment will not have a significant effect on the human environment and, therefore, will not require preparation of an environmental impact statement. If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD October 9, 2002 EA-1434: Finding of No Significant Impact Sunrise II Water Supply Line, Kern County, California October 2, 2002 EA-1449: Finding of No Significant Impact Commercial Demonstration of the Manufactured Aggregate Processing

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1999 Commercial Buildings Characteristics--Year Constructed  

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Year Constructed Year Constructed Year Constructed More than one-third (37 percent) of the floorspace in commercial buildings was constructed since 1980 and more than one-half (55 percent) after 1969 (Figure 1). Less than one-third of floorspace was constructed before 1960. Detailed tables Figure 1. Distribution of Floorspace by Year Constructed, 1999 Figure 1. Distribution of Floorspace by Year Constructed, 1999. If having trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey Overall, relatively more buildings than floorspace were represented in the older age categories and more floorspace than buildings in the newer categories (see graphical comparison) because older buildings were smaller than more recently constructed buildings (Figure 2). Buildings constructed prior to 1960 were 11,700 square feet in size on average while those constructed after 1959 were 37 percent larger at 16,000 square feet per building.

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1999 Commercial Buildings Characteristics--Principal Building Activities  

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Principal Building Activities Principal Building Activities Principal Building Activities Three of the four activities that dominated commercial floorspace-office, warehouse and storage, and mercantile-dominated the distribution of buildings (Figure 1). Each of these three activity categories included more than 600,000 buildings, while no other building activity had more than a half-million buildings and only service buildings exceeded 350,000 buildings. Detailed tables Figure 1. Distribution of Buildings by Principal Building Activity, 1999 Figure 1. Distribution of Buildings by Principal Building Activity, 1999. If having trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey

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Definition: Deferred Generation Capacity Investments | Open Energy  

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Generation Capacity Investments Generation Capacity Investments Utilities and grid operators ensure that generation capacity can serve the maximum amount of load that planning and operations forecasts indicate. The trouble is, this capacity is only required for very short periods each year, when demand peaks. Reducing peak demand and flattening the load curve should reduce the generation capacity required to service load and lead to cheaper electricity for customers.[1] Related Terms load, electricity generation, peak demand, smart grid References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An inl LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ine Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Deferred_Generation_Capacity_Investments&oldid=50257

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Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? | Department of  

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Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? January 2010 Some employees have the misconception that if they seek professional counseling, they will jeopardize their security clearance eligibility. This concern is not based on fact or policy. Everyone tangles, from time to time, with stress- or depression-causing influences, such as grief or divorce. Usually people can cope with such feelings and recapture a general sense of well-being. At other times, someone may want to seek expert advice and counseling when a problem becomes particularly troubling or long-lasting. In such instances, counseling is a good course of action to take. In fact, delaying or failing to seek assistance may cause feelings of despair or stress to get worse.

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Science DMZ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

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NOAA NOAA About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies OSCARS Case Studies Science DMZ Case Studies Science DMZ CU Science DMZ Penn State & VTTI Science DMZ NOAA Science DMZ NERSC Science DMZ ALS Multi-facility Workflow LCLS ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Science DMZ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder houses the Earth System Research Lab, which supports a "reforecasting" project. The initiative involves running several decades of historical

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The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 |  

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

Cyber Security Incident Management Program, Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accon~plishit s strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Department experienced 132 incidents of sufficient severity to require reporting to law enforcement, an increase of 22 percent over the prior year. These statistics, troubling as they may be, are not unique to the Department; they are, in fact, reflective of a trend in cyber attacks throughout the government.

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text in "Max kWh" fields | OpenEI Community  

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text in "Max kWh" fields text in "Max kWh" fields Home > Groups > Utility Rate Ewilson's picture Submitted by Ewilson(51) Contributor 3 January, 2013 - 09:57 I noticed that a warning appears if you enter text only in the "Max kWh" field. However an entry like "text 1234" does not give a warning. I think it should as we are trying to prevent users from writing "less than X", "greater than Y", etc. and follow the intention of the "Max kWh" field. Also there should be a warning if the number of "Max kWh" fields with values is not correct--it should be one less than the number of charge fields with values. There should also be a warning if the "Max kWh" fields do not increase from top to bottom. These checks on input would save lots of trouble when using json files for

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Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science | Department of Energy  

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Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science September 7, 2012 - 5:33pm Addthis SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory uses massive quantities of aluminum foil to perform "bake out" of their equipment. In a typical bake out, the equipment is blanketed in foil, wrapped with electrical heat tape, and then covered in foil again. Heat tape is used to heat the metal chamber just enough to loosen any residues that could cause trouble. The aluminum foil helps spread the heat evenly. | Photo of SLAC SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory uses massive quantities of aluminum foil to perform "bake out" of their equipment. In a typical bake out, the equipment is blanketed in foil, wrapped with electrical heat tape, and then

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Hybrid Solar-Wind Generates Savings for South Dakota City | Department of  

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Hybrid Solar-Wind Generates Savings for South Dakota City Hybrid Solar-Wind Generates Savings for South Dakota City Hybrid Solar-Wind Generates Savings for South Dakota City July 19, 2010 - 4:05pm Addthis What does this project do? The projects will reduce the city's natural gas and electric bills by an estimated $2,700. An array of six solar panels, similar to the ones shown, will be installed at Colton, S.D.'s city hall. | Photo courtesy of Colton. The city of Colton, South Dakota. is a small, agriculturally-based community. So small that Mayor Erik Miller says if his two Labrador retrievers ever got lost, local residents would have no trouble finding them. "Colton is like taking a trip to the past," says Miller. Still, the mayor is looking to create a new energy future for Colton, deploying one small-scale solar and two solar-wind hybrid systems, and

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

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Southern California Post-SONGS Relies Even More on Natural Gas Southern California Post-SONGS Relies Even More on Natural Gas No energy planners counted on 2,150 megawatts (MW) of power this summer from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), but with the June 7 announcement by owner Southern California Edison that it is permanently retiring the troubled SONGS, planners and electricity consumers will rely even more on natural gas for power generation. Since June 2012, 2,214 MW of new power generating capacity has come on line in Southern California, representing more than 9% of expected available generation this summer. About three-fourths of this capacity is fueled by natural gas. For the state as a whole, natural gas accounts for most of the expected available generation this summer. In its Summer Loads and

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Operations and Maintenance Program Implementation | Department of Energy  

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Program Implementation Program Implementation Operations and Maintenance Program Implementation October 4, 2013 - 5:16pm Addthis Implementing an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program requires patience and persistence. This is especially true since no universal plan fits all Federal agencies. While no universal plan exists, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recommends the following common steps for implementing O&M programs: Start small: Choose a project that is manageable and can be completed in a short period of time (e.g., six months to one year) Select troubled equipment: Choose a project with visibility because of problematic equipment history Minimize risk: Choose a project that provides immediate and positive results; this project must be successful, so risk of failure should be

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Searching for Documents on Energy.gov | Department of Energy  

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Searching for Documents on Energy.gov Searching for Documents on Energy.gov Searching for Documents on Energy.gov January 30, 2012 - 7:07pm Addthis Cammie Croft Cammie Croft Senior Advisor, Director of New Media & Citizen Engagement We're always looking for ways to improve Energy.gov and very much appreciate feedback from our users. In fact, after a visitor to our website voiced concerns last week about Energy.gov's search functionality -- indicating trouble finding old, archived documents about Yucca Mountain, we quickly made improvements. Our overall update of Energy.gov was not the root cause of the problem, but it did make it easier to identify and address the issue. One of the biggest challenges for federal websites - including Energy.gov -- is managing the millions of PDFs the government has online. That

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China's Water Resources: Crisis and Opportunity  

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China's Water Resources: Crisis and Opportunity China's Water Resources: Crisis and Opportunity Speaker(s): Ma Jun Date: June 17, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 The rivers in China, and the hundreds of millions who depend on them, are in trouble. A water crisis looms large in most parts of China. In his book, China Water Crisis, Ma Jun traces 4,000 years of the history of China's watersheds, and their mis/management. Armed with scientific data and compelling stories, Ma reveals the causes and character of the looming ecological disaster. His book has been quoted in The Economist and many western media. Limited water resources pose a major threat to social and economic development in the 21st century. Three Gorges Dam and redirecting water from south to north occupy the main focus of the efforts to increase

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arm08_UVRSS-TUV.ppt  

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UV-RSS Spectral Measurements and UV-RSS Spectral Measurements and TUV Model Runs for the May 2003 ARM Aerosol Intensive Observation Period Joseph Michalsky (NOAA) and Piotr Kiedron (CIRES) * The UV-Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer * Model inputs (most are extrapolations from visible) to the Tropospheric UV Visible (TUV) RT model * The trouble with ET spectra * Comparisons of diffuse and direct transmittance Deployments 10/97 Intercomparison, Table Mt., CO Prototype NMOS: 512 pixels 09/01 Diffuse IOP, SPG, OK 05/03 Aerosols IOP, SPG, OK 06/03 Intercomparison, Table Mt., CO UV-RSS Optics Design UV-RSS optical layout and ray-trace Wavelength calibration RSS104 resolution and pixel-wavelength dependence In-band stray light RSS104 Slit function sin(! ) "" cos(! )(A R (! ,# ) $ 1)Rd#d!

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Geothermal Resource Basics | Department of Energy  

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

Resource Basics Resource Basics Geothermal Resource Basics August 14, 2013 - 1:58pm Addthis Although geothermal heat pumps can be used almost anywhere, most direct-use and electrical production facilities in the United States are located in the west, where the geothermal resource base is concentrated. Current drilling technology limits the development of geothermal resources to relatively shallow water- or steam-filled reservoirs, most of which are found in the western part of the United States. But researchers are developing new technologies for capturing the heat in deeper, "dry" rocks, which would support drilling almost anywhere. Geothermal Resources Map This map shows the distribution of geothermal resources across the United States. If you have trouble accessing this information because of a

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Accelerator Update | Archive | 2010  

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10 Accelerator Update Archive 10 Accelerator Update Archive December 20, 2010 - December 22, 2010 - Three stores provided !32 hours of luminosity - Problems with two Linac quadrupole power supplies - Cryo system technicians work on TEV sector D1 wet engine - TEV quench during checkout - JASMIN's run at MTest ends December 17, 2010 - December 20, 2010 The Integrated Luminosity for the period from 12/13/10 to 12/20/10 was 66.31 inverse picobarns. NuMI reported receiving 7.62E18 protons on target during this same period. - Five Stores provided ~62 hours of luminosity - Operations had trouble with a Linac RF station (LRF3) - Operators tuned the Linac backup source (I- Source) December 15, 2010 - December 17, 2010 - Three stores provided ~36.1 hours of luminosity - MI-52 Septa repaired - NuMI recovered its target LCW system

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Byland's artificial retina story  

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Vision Quest Pioneer: Artificial Retina Recipient Sees Brighter Future Vision Quest Pioneer: Artificial Retina Recipient Sees Brighter Future Byland and Humayun Terry Byland and Dr. Mark Humayun at a 2006 Council for Competitiveness event. When Terry Byland began having trouble seeing in the dim light of dark restaurants and nightclubs, he wasn't overly concerned. Soon after, however, the problem began to affect his night driving. A year later, he went to an ophthalmologist to have his eyes checked. He wasn't prepared for the grave diagnosis: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). "What's going to happen to me?" Byland asked his doctor, who told him that eventually he could go blind. RP is a group of relatively rare inherited eye diseases that attack the photoreceptor cells in the retina, affecting about 1 in 4,000 people. Symptoms begin with night blindness, generally progressing to tunnel vision

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OSCARS helps build new circuit for JGI-NERS  

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Studies » OSCARS JGI Studies » OSCARS JGI About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies OSCARS Case Studies OSCARS JGI Science DMZ Case Studies Multi-facility Workflow LCLS ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net OSCARS Extends JGI Network Capacity In February 2010, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) had an immediate need for increased computing resources. Meanwhile, twenty miles away the Magellan Cloud computing cluster located at National Energy Research Scientific Computing

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Manufacturing Consumption of Energy 1991--Combined Consumption and Fuel  

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

< < Welcome to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Manufacturing Web Site. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page. Home > Energy Users > Manufacturing > Consumption and Fuel Switching Manufacturing Consumption of Energy 1991 (Combined Consumption and Fuel Switching) Overview Full Report Tables & Spreadsheets This report presents national-level estimates about energy use and consumption in the manufacturing sector as well as manufacturers' fuel-switching capability. Contact: Stephanie.battle@eia.doe.gov Stephanie Battle Director, Energy Consumption Division Phone: (202) 586-7237 Fax: (202) 586-0018 URL: http://www.eia.gov/emeu/mecs/mecs91/consumption/mecs1a.html File Last Modified: May 25, 1996

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BSS  

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BSS BSS Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers DCN/OSCARS Implementation (Aug 2007) AAA BSS Pathfinder Topology Path realization Dojo development Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net BSS Bandwidth Scheduling Subcomponent

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Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency June 28, 2010 - 6:03pm Addthis The city of Brea, California, had a problem: The lighting in its Brea Junior High Park was becoming obsolete. The park, one of the busiest maintained by this northern Orange County city, needed the lighting for nighttime use of its sports fields and courts. The existing system was not only extremely inefficient, but scheduled to be phased out of production. That meant the city would soon be unable to buy replacement bulbs. But due to the budget problems plaguing municipalities across California and the country, Brea had trouble finding the money to pay for a complete retrofit -- especially because the savings to the city from more efficient lights would not be large enough to repay the investment quickly.

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Special Report: IG-0868 | Department of Energy  

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Special Report: IG-0868 Special Report: IG-0868 Special Report: IG-0868 August 29, 2012 Inquiry into the Security Breach at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Y-12 National Security Complex We initiated this inquiry to identify the circumstances surrounding the Y-12 National Security Complex breach because of the importance of ensuring the safe and secure storage of nuclear materials. Our review found that the Y-12 security incident represented multiple system failures on several levels. We identified troubling displays of ineptitude in responding to alarms, failures to maintain critical security equipment, over reliance on compensatory measures, misunderstanding of security protocols, poor communications, and weaknesses in contract and resource management. Contractor governance and Federal oversight failed to identify and correct

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Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency Playing Around with Lighting Efficiency June 28, 2010 - 6:03pm Addthis The city of Brea, California, had a problem: The lighting in its Brea Junior High Park was becoming obsolete. The park, one of the busiest maintained by this northern Orange County city, needed the lighting for nighttime use of its sports fields and courts. The existing system was not only extremely inefficient, but scheduled to be phased out of production. That meant the city would soon be unable to buy replacement bulbs. But due to the budget problems plaguing municipalities across California and the country, Brea had trouble finding the money to pay for a complete retrofit -- especially because the savings to the city from more efficient lights would not be large enough to repay the investment quickly.

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User Services | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Services Services User Support Machine Status Presentations Training & Outreach User Survey User Services The ALCF User Assistance Center provides support for ALCF resources. The center's normal support hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Central time) Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays. Contact Us Email: support@alcf.anl.gov Telephone: 630-252-3111 866-508-9181 Service Desk: Building 240, 2-D-15/16 Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 Trouble Ticket System You can check the status of your existing tickets as well as send new support tickets. To do this, log in with your ALCF username and ALCF web accounts system password. (This is the password you chose when you requested your account, or which was assigned to you and sent with your new

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Eli Dart  

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Eli Dart Eli Dart About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Administration Advanced Network Technologies Audio, Video, Data Collaboration (ECS) Infrastructure and Identity Network Engineering Office of the CTO Operations and Deployment Science Engagement Tools Team Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Eli Dart dart.png Eli Dart Network Engineer Network Engineering Services Group Dart@es.net Eli Dart is responsible for configuration and troubleshooting the ESnet's infrastructure, solving performance problems, and planning for future

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

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Home Energy Education Challenge Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 24, 2011 - 12:11pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Registration is open now for school principals and teachers until September 30, 2011. From September through December, energy data will be measured, and the awards will be announced in January 2012. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there,

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Reports  

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Reports Reports About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements Reviews Reports Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Reports ESnet publishes reports from science network Program Requirements Reviews on a regular basis. View the most recent of these below. Sort by: Date | Author | Type 2012 Eli Dart, Brian Tierney, Editors, "Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements Workshop, November 2012 - Final Report"", November 29, 2012, LBNL LBNL-6395E

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First Factor Impacting Distillate Prices: Crude Oil Prices  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8 8 Notes: World oil prices have tripled from their low point in December 1998 to August this year, pulling product prices up as well. But crude prices are expected to show a gradual decline as increased oil production from OPEC and others enters the world oil market. We won't likely see much decline this year, however, as prices are expected to end the year at about $30 per barrel. The average price of WTI was almost $30 per barrel in March, but dropped to $26 in April as the market responded to the additional OPEC production. However, prices strengthened again, averaging almost $32 in June, $30 in July, and $31 in August. The continued increases in crude oil prices indicate buyers are having trouble finding crude oil, bidding higher prices to obtain the barrels available.

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BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program  

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Better Buildings Webinar Better Buildings Webinar Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program July 29, 2010 2pm EST Danielle Byrnett : Hi folks. Welcome to the first Better Buildings webcast. We're going to be having a series of these. It looks like we've got more than thirty grantees on the phone and hopefully also up online. If you're having any trouble, feel free to use the box on the right-hand side of your screen to let us know, and we'll see what we can do to help you out. Erin Jackson is going to describe how the webcast is going to be run and moderated and then we will get started very shortly thereafter with our presenters: Chris Lohmann, Stockton Williams, Julie Bennett, and Brandon Belford. This is Danielle Byrnett if I didn't say that, Program Manager for Better Buildings. I

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1997 Reviews, Tables, and Plots in the Review of Particle Physics  

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Plots (Alphabetical List) Plots (Alphabetical List) in the 1997 Review of Particle Physics Cut-off date for this update was October 15, 1997. Please use this CITATION. See this same index logically ordered. Having trouble with PostScript files? We have a PostScript help file. Accelerator physics of colliders (8p, 89kb) Astrophysical constants (6p, 111kb) Atomic and nuclear properties of materials (2p, 80kb) Axions and other Very Light Bosons (6p, 59kb) b-flavored Hadrons, Production and Decay (13p, 130kb) B0-Bbar0 Mixing (5p, 86kb) Big-bang cosmology (3p, 65kb) Big-bang nucleosynthesis (8p, 302kb) Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing matrix (10p, 219kb) Clebsch-Gordan coeff., sph. harmonics, and d functions (2p, 211kb) Collider parameters (high-energy colliders) (3p, 73kb) Compositeness, Searches for Quark and Lepton (5p, 59kb)

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ENFORMA  

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ENFORMA ENFORMA ENFORMA logo. Includes the MicroDataLogger portable data acquisition equipment and HVAC and Lighting Analyzer software. ENFORMA is designed to cost-effectively gather data and convert it into information about building performance. ENFORMA provides a unique solution that can gather the data at a minimal cost and help you determine solutions to typical building problems. This detailed diagnostic information is the key that allows you to improve upon your current services or expand into new business opportunities. ENFORMA solutions typically result in projects with paybacks of less than one year. ENFORMA solutions can help you improve upon or begin doing the following services: Performance Guarantees, Comfort Trouble Shooting, HVAC Operation Outsourcing, Commissioning, Accurate Equipment Tune-ups, and Energy

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Authorizations to Operate for the Energy Sciences Network Enclave (ESnet)  

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About ESnet » Governance » Authorizations to Operate for the About ESnet » Governance » Authorizations to Operate for the Energy Sciences Network Enclave (ESnet) About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance ESnet Acceptable Use Policy Site Coordinators Authorizations to Operate for the Energy Sciences Network Enclave (ESnet) Policy Board Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Authorizations to Operate for the Energy Sciences Network Enclave (ESnet) The following letters include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Authority to Operate the Energy Sciences Network Enclave (ESnet) from the

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Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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Supercomputers Capture Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Berkeley Lab visualizations could help scientists forecast destructive space weather December 16, 2013 | Tags: ESnet News, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov eddies1.jpg This visualization zooms in on current sheets revealing the "cascade of turbulence" in the solar wind occurring down to electron scales. This is

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Partnerships  

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Partnerships Partnerships R&D Overview 100G Testbed Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Performance (perfSONAR) Tools Development Green Networking Authentication & Trust Federation (ATF) Partnerships Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Partnerships ESnet engages in active international collaborations with partners from the Research and Education (R&E) community as well as industry. This exchange of ideas provides the necessary input to develop advanced software and services targeted towards the express needs of scientists and technical community that supports them. Our collaborations focus on operational

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Iron and Steel Energy Intensities  

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

If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home > >Energy Users > Energy Efficiency Page > Iron and Steel Energy Intensities First Use of Energy Blue Bullet First Use/Value of Production Blue Bullet First Use/Ton of steel End Uses of Consumption Blue Bullet Total End Use/Value of Production Blue Bullet Total End Use/Ton of Steel Boiler Fuel as End Use Blue Bullet Boiler Fuel /Value of Production Blue Bullet Boiler Fuel /Ton of Steel Process Heating as End Use Blue Bullet Process Heating Fuel /Ton of Steel Blue Bullet Process Heating /Value of Production Machine Drive as End Use Blue Bullet Machine Drive Fuel/Ton of Steel Blue Bullet Machine Drive Fuel /Value of Production Expenditures Blue Bullet Purchased Fuel /Ton of Steel Blue Bullet Purchased Fuel /Value of Production

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SIESTA at NERSC  

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SIESTA SIESTA SIESTA Description SIESTA is an O(N) DFT code for electronic structure calculations and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations for molecules and solids. It uses norm-conserving pseudopotentials and linear combination of numerical atomic orbitals (LCAO) basis set. How to Access SIESTA NERSC uses modules to manage access to software. To use the default version of SIESTA, type: % module load siesta Access Restrictions SIESTA is available at NERSC only to researchers at academic or public (non-defense) labs. You must certify that this condition is met by using the siesta_register command. A NERSC consulting trouble ticket will be generated and you will be provided access in a timely manner. The procedure for doing this is as follows: module load siesta siesta_register

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NEWTON's Metric System Resources  

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Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Metric System References Do you have a great metric reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: Metric (SI) References Metric (SI) References Having trouble with the metric system? Visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology's site about the rules and style conventions of the International System of Units (SI). The Metric System The Metric System Need another reference? Try this site provided by Wikipedia that discusses the metric system and its history in depth. Metric Converter Metric Converter Need to convert to Metric? OnlineConversion.com allows you to convert just about anything to just about anything else. This will let you easily from metric to US Standard notation, and vice versa.

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July 19  

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19 19 July 19 Attending: Jay and Eric, JeffA and JeffP Utilization: Full again after last week's maintenance and problems, mostly STAR and ALICE jobs. Outages/Incidents: The 7/13 maintenance ended up taking longer than scheduled due to some server issues. The power upgrade took longer than expected so there wasn't time for the /common migration but the power upgrade was successful - we have enough power now for the recently purchased hardware as well as the next procurement. On 7/14 there was a problem with the connection between a 10G switch and the PDSF core router - this caused problems for eliza[16-18] as well as /home. There was more trouble with it 7/15 but it was fixed at the end of the day on 7/15. Upcoming Downtimes: Next month there will be another all day downtime to

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Attendees  

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» BER Attendees 2012 » BER Attendees 2012 About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements Reviews ASCR Requirements Review 2012 BER Requirements Review 2012 BER Attendees 2012 HEP/NP Requirements Review 2013 Documents and Background Materials FAQ for Case Study Authors Previous Reviews Reports Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net BER Attendees 2012 Attendee list for the 2012 BER Network Requirements Review Name Organization Area V. Balaji Princeton University ESGF Tom Boden ORNL ARM/CDIAC

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Definition: Transmission Line Monitoring System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Monitoring System Monitoring System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Transmission Line Monitoring System Hardware, software, including sensors for voltage, current, temperature, mechanical load, wind speed, or other electrical or environmental parameters, including synchrophasors. These systems are designed to provide precise information that determine the operating conditions and ratings of transmission lines. Such a system can monitor line conditions and alert grid operators of trouble.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/transmission_line_monitoring_system [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. tegory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid,

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Message Security  

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Message Message Security Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Message Security Overview The OSCARS Web pages and Web Services are run within a Tomcat container which uses SSL connections to encrypt all messages. The OSCARS Web Service

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Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Securiy Clearance?  

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

Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Some employees have the misconception that if they seek professional counseling, they will jeopardize their security clearance eligibility. This concern is not based on fact or policy. Everyone tangles, from time to time, with stress- or depression-causing influences, such as grief or divorce. Usually people can cope with such feelings and recapture a general sense of well- being. At other times, someone may want to seek expert advice and counseling when a problem becomes particularly troubling or long-lasting. In such instances, counseling is a good course of action to take. In fact, delaying or failing to seek assistance may cause feelings of despair or stress to get worse. The mere fact of counseling or therapy will not, by itself, result in the denial or revocation of an

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 12, 1995 EIS-0082: Record of Decision Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision Stabilization of Plutonium Solutions Stored in the F- Canyon Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision

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ECS Research - Argonne National Laboratories, Materials Sicence Division  

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Research Research Energy Conversion and Storage Research Energy conversion This work is a continuation of the successful work performed at Berkeley National Lab. Building on the research on Pt-alloy single crystals which was published in Science, research at Argonne focuses on a deeper understanding of the type of surface necessary to facilitate the Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR), the troubled cathode reaction of a fuel cell. The anode side of the fuel cell is not neglected and research on the Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (HOR) and CO oxidation reactions is one of the group's core priorities. Efforts, however, do not end there. By investigating the effects of anything may be present at or near the electrode surface, such as anions, cations and ionomer, an insight into the mechanism behind

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Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Securiy Clearance?  

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Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Would Counseling/Treatment Cost Me My Security Clearance? Some employees have the misconception that if they seek professional counseling, they will jeopardize their security clearance eligibility. This concern is not based on fact or policy. Everyone tangles, from time to time, with stress- or depression-causing influences, such as grief or divorce. Usually people can cope with such feelings and recapture a general sense of well- being. At other times, someone may want to seek expert advice and counseling when a problem becomes particularly troubling or long-lasting. In such instances, counseling is a good course of action to take. In fact, delaying or failing to seek assistance may cause feelings of despair or stress to get worse.

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1997 Reviews, Tables, and Plots in the Review of Particle Physics  

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Plots Plots in the 1997 Review of Particle Physics Cut-off date for this update was October 15, 1997. See also this same index in alphabetical order. Please use this CITATION. Having trouble with PostScript files? We have a PostScript help file. Constants, Units, Atomic and Nuclear Properties Standard Model and Related Topics Particle Properties Neutrino Physics Hypothetical Particles Astrophysics and Cosmology Experimental Methods and Colliders Mathematical Tools Kinematics, Cross-Section Formulae, and Plots Constants, Units, Atomic and Nuclear Properties Physical constants (5p, 99kb) Astrophysical constants (6p, 111kb) International System of units (2p, 38kb) Periodic table of the elements (1p, 80kb) Electronic structure of the elements (2p, 71kb) Atomic and nuclear properties of materials (2p, 80kb)

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Richard Gerber  

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Gerber Gerber Richard Gerber Richard-Gerber.jpg Richard A. Gerber , Ph.D. Group Lead, User Services Group, RAGerber@lbl.gov Phone: (510) 486-6820 , Fax: (510) 486-4316 1 Cyclotron Road Mail Stop 943R0256 Berkeley, CA 94720 US Biographical Sketch Richard Gerber is the NERSC User Services Group Lead and also serves as a Senior Science Advisor to the NERSC director. In addition to providing HPC consulting services to NERSC's users, Richard also oversees and contributes to the NERSC web site, coordinates NERSC's training efforts, serves as the liason to the NERSC User Group (NUG), manages NERSC's trouble ticket system, and designs and implements NERSC's annual user survey. Richard is keenly interested in automatic collection of HPC performance and runtime data and making it available on the web to help users monitor,

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ESnet's On-Demand Bandwidth Reservation Service Wins R&D 100 Award  

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ESnet's On-Demand Bandwidth ESnet's On-Demand Bandwidth Reservation Service Wins R&D 100 Award News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net ESnet's On-Demand Bandwidth Reservation Service Wins R&D 100 Award OSCARS Honored with "Oscar of Innovation" July 8, 2013 Contact: Jon Bashor, 510-486-5849, jbashor@lbl.gov RD100 OSCARS 0.6 was recognized as one of R&D Magazine's top 100 technologies. Widely recognized as a mark of excellence, the R&D 100 Awards are the only

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DOE Grids Service Transition  

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DOE Grids Service Transition DOE Grids Service Transition Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net DOE Grids Service Transition Background ESnet has decided to transition support and management for the certificate services provided by the DOE Grids public key infrastructure (PKI) to the Open Sciences Grid (OSG). OSG and ESnet provide service to many of the same user communities, and have long been collaborators in the areas of identity

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Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science | Department of Energy  

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Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science Five Ways Aluminum Foil Is Advancing Science September 7, 2012 - 5:33pm Addthis SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory uses massive quantities of aluminum foil to perform "bake out" of their equipment. In a typical bake out, the equipment is blanketed in foil, wrapped with electrical heat tape, and then covered in foil again. Heat tape is used to heat the metal chamber just enough to loosen any residues that could cause trouble. The aluminum foil helps spread the heat evenly. | Photo of SLAC SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory uses massive quantities of aluminum foil to perform "bake out" of their equipment. In a typical bake out, the equipment is blanketed in foil, wrapped with electrical heat tape, and then

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently

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Science DMZ for ALS  

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ALS ALS About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies OSCARS Case Studies Science DMZ Case Studies Science DMZ CU Science DMZ Penn State & VTTI Science DMZ NOAA Science DMZ NERSC Science DMZ ALS Multi-facility Workflow LCLS ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Science DMZ for ALS Many beamline scientists at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) are or will be experiencing slower network speeds because of instrument upgrades. These new instruments, or more specifically detectors, are

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Design Specifications  

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Design Design Specifications Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Design Specifications OSCARS Reservation Manager - Design Specifications Year 3 Update (DRAFT) David Robertson, Chin Guok

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Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) | Department of Energy  

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Services » NEPA Documents » Findings of No Significant Impact Services » NEPA Documents » Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Findings of No Significant Impact are public documents issued by a Federal agency briefly presenting the reasons why an action for which the agency has prepared an environmental assessment will not have a significant effect on the human environment and, therefore, will not require preparation of an environmental impact statement. If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD November 13, 2013 EA-1965: Finding of No Significant Impact Florida Atlantic University Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center's Offshore Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Testing Project, Florida

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Flare Gas Recovery in Shell Canada Refineries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two of Shell Canada's refineries have logged about six years total operating experience with modern flare gas recovery facilities. The flare gas recovery systems were designed to recover the normal continuous flare gas flow for use in the refinery fuel gas system. The system consists of liquid knock-out, compression, and liquid seal facilities. Now that the debugging-stage challenges have been dealt with, Shell Canada is more than satisfied with the system performance. A well-thought-out installation can today be safe, trouble-free, and attractive from an economic and environmental viewpoint. This paper highlights general guidelines for the sizing, design and operation of a refinery flare gas recovery facility.

Allen, G. D.; Wey, R. E.; Chan, H. H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amine plant troubleshooting and optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A systematic method for troubleshooting and optimization of amine plants, if properly used, will result in fewer plant upsets, quick and correct responses to changing conditions and long-term profitable operations of any amine unit. It is important for amine plants to maintain safe, continuous and optimized operations for short- and long-term success. Effective and fast resolution of maine unit upsets plays a large part in this success. These considerations are as important in plants using generic amines such as monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and specialty amines based on MDEA. The key to troubleshooting and optimization is a systematic approach. Developing and using control charts can also be used to monitor amine plant operations. By using these techniques collectively, a formal method for troubleshooting and optimization can be established. This will ultimately result in a more trouble-free, continuous operation.

Abry, R.G.F. [Dow Chemical Co., Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta (Canada); DuPart, M.S. [Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A report on FY06 IPv6 deployment activities and issues at Sandia National Laboratories.  

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Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has been a mainstay of the both the Internet and corporate networks for delivering network packets to the desired destination. However, rapid proliferation of network appliances, evolution of corporate networks, and the expanding Internet has begun to stress the limitations of the protocol. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the replacement protocol that overcomes the constraints of IPv4. IPv6 deployment in government network backbones has been mandated to occur by 2008. This paper explores the readiness of the Sandia National Laboratories' network backbone to support IPv6, the issues that must be addressed before a deployment begins, and recommends the next steps to take to comply with government mandates. The paper describes a joint, work effort of the Sandia National Laboratories ASC WAN project team and members of the System Analysis & Trouble Resolution and Network System Design & Implementation Departments.

Tolendino, Lawrence F.; Eldridge, John M.; Hu, Tan Chang

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability-Based Software for Grid Optimization: Improved Power System Operations Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

GENI Project: Sandia National Laboratories is working with several commercial and university partners to develop software for market management systems (MMSs) that enable greater use of renewable energy sources throughout the grid. MMSs are used to securely and optimally determine which energy resources should be used to service energy demand across the country. Contributions of electricity to the grid from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent, introducing complications for MMSs, which have trouble accommodating the multiple sources of price and supply uncertainties associated with bringing these new types of energy into the grid. Sandia’s software will bring a new, probability-based formulation to account for these uncertainties. By factoring in various probability scenarios for electricity production from renewable energy sources in real time, Sandia’s formula can reduce the risk of inefficient electricity transmission, save ratepayers money, conserve power, and support the future use of renewable energy.

None

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

227

From Gas to Stars Over Cosmic Time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

From the time the first stars formed over 13 billion years ago to the present, star formation has had an unexpectedly dynamic history. At first, the star formation rate density increased dramatically, reaching a peak 10 billion years ago more than ten times the present day value. Observations of the initial rise in star formation remain difficult, poorly constraining it. Theoretical modeling has trouble predicting this history because of the difficulty in following the feedback of energy from stellar radiation and supernova explosions into the gas from which further stars form. Observations from the ground and space with the next generation of instruments should reveal the full history of star formation in the universe, while simulations appear poised to accurately predict the observed history.

Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Complete Cosmic History with a dynamical Lambda(H) term  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the present main-stream cosmology, matter and spacetime emerged from a singularity and evolved through four distinct periods: early inflation, radiation, dark matter and late time inflation (driven by dark energy). During the radiation and dark matter dominated stages the universe is decelerating while the early and late time inflations are accelerating stages. A possible connection between the accelerating periods remains unknown, and, even more intriguing, the best dark energy candidate powering the present accelerating stage (Lambda-vacuum) is plagued with the cosmological constant and coincidence puzzles. Here we propose an alternative solution for such problems based on a large class of time-dependent vacuum energy density models in the form of power series of the Hubble rate, Lambda=Lambda (H). The proposed class of Lambda(H)-decaying vacuum model provides: i) an alternative mechanism for inflation (beyond the usual inflaton models, some of them in serious trouble after the recent PLANCK release of a...

Perico, E L D; Basilakos, Spyros; Sola, Joan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Automated nutrient analyses in seawater  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This manual was assembled for use as a guide for analyzing the nutrient content of seawater samples collected in the marine coastal zone of the Northeast United States and the Bering Sea. Some modifications (changes in dilution or sample pump tube sizes) may be necessary to achieve optimum measurements in very pronounced oligotrophic, eutrophic or brackish areas. Information is presented under the following section headings: theory and mechanics of automated analysis; continuous flow system description; operation of autoanalyzer system; cookbook of current nutrient methods; automated analyzer and data analysis software; computer interfacing and hardware modifications; and trouble shooting. The three appendixes are entitled: references and additional reading; manifold components and chemicals; and software listings. (JGB)

Whitledge, T.E.; Malloy, S.C.; Patton, C.J.; Wirick, C.D.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Nuclear Sturcture Along the Neutron Dripline: MoNa-LISA and the dinueutron system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclei with extreme neutron-to-proton ratios were found to present different structures from what was known for the stable ones. With the current facilities we can now study nuclei that lie even beyond the neutron drip line. At the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University we use the MoNA/Sweeper setup to perform such studies of neutron unbound nuclei. In a typical experiment, a radioactive beam is employed to produce the nucleus of interest. This unbound nucleus immediately decays into a neutron and a remaining charged fragment, both of which are detected and used to reconstruct the original nucleus and study its properties. In this Colloquium, new exciting findings from recent experiments will be presented. These include the first observation of a dineutron decay from 16Be, the exploration of the “south shore” of the Island of Inversion and the first evidence of the decay of the troubling nucleus 26O.

Spyou, Artemis [Michigan State Univeristy

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

231

Analyzing the dynamic behavior of downhole equipment during drilling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advanced geothermal drilling systems will require a bottom hole assembly (BHA) which utilizes sophisticated electronic and mechanical equipment to accomplish faster, more trouble free, smarter drilling. The bit-drill string/formation interaction during drilling imposes complex, intermittent dynamic loading on the downhole equipment. A finite element computer code, GEODYN, is being developed to allow analysis of the structural response of the downhole equipment during drilling and to simulate the drilling phenomena (i.e. penetration, direction, etc.). Phase 1 GEODYN, completed early in 1984, provides the capability to model the dynamic response of a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit interacting with a non-homogeneous formation. Succeeding development phases will allow inclusion of stabilizers and, eventually, the entire drill string in addition to facilitating drill ahead simulation.

Baird, J.A.; Caskey, B.C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Study of radiative blast waves generated on the Z-beamlet laser.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document describes the original goals of the project to study the Vishniac Overstability on blast waves produced using the Z-Beamlet laser facility as well as the actual results. The proposed work was to build on earlier work on the facility and result in the best characterized set of data for such phenomena in the laboratory. To accomplish the goals it was necessary to modify the existing probe laser at the facility so that it could take multiple images over the course of 1-2 microseconds. Troubles with modifying the probe laser are detailed as well as the work that went into said modifications. The probe laser modification ended up taking the entire length of the project and were the major accomplishment of the research.

Edens, Aaron D.; Schwarz, Jens

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

System manual for the University of Pennsylvania retrofitted solar heated Philadelphia row home (SolaRow)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The University of Pennsylvania SolaRow house, an urban row home retrofitted for comfort and domestic hot water heating, was extensively instrumented for performance monitoring and acquisition of weather and solar radiation data. This report describes the heating and instrumentation systems, provides the details for instrumentation, piping and valve identification, and specifies the operation and maintenance of the heating and data acquisition systems. The following are included: (1) system flow diagrams; (2) valve and cable identification tables; (3) wiring diagrams; and (4) start-up, normal operation, shut-down, maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures. It thus provides the necessary technical information to permit system operation and monitoring, overall system performance analysis and optimization, and acquisition of climatological data.

Zinnes, I.; Lior, N.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLIMATE CHANGE FUEL CELL PROGRAM 200 kW - PC25C FUEL CELL POWER PLANT FOR THE ST.-AGNES-HOSPITAL, BOCHOLT, GERMANY  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since the beginning of the Year 2001, the Saint-Agnes-Hospital in Bocholt, Germany, operates a phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) to provide the base load of electrical power as well as heat in Winter and air conditioning in Summer. The project was made possible by federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as by a strategic alliance with the local utility company, the Bocholter Energie- und Wasserversorgung GmbH (BEW), and with the gas supplier of BEW, the Thyssengas GmbH. The fuel cell power plant is combined with an absorption chiller. It is highly efficient and has an excellent power to heat ratio. The operation during the first Year went smoothly and nearly free of trouble.

Dipl.-Ing. Knut Stahl

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

235

Procedural design considerations associated with tubing-conveyed underbalanced perforating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thirty-two tubing conveyed underbalanced perforating jobs conducted in the Gulf of Mexico between May, 1980, and May, 1982, have been carefully reviewed in order to draw correlations between procedural variations and trouble prone jobs. General procedural guidelines designed to avoid past problems were formulated and are presented. The procedures are designed for the generalized case where the perforating guns will be pulled out of the well in order to gravel pack and not for those run as part of a permanent completion. Careful application of these procedural guidelines has resulted in reducing rig time requirements by an average of 35% on 33 additional tubing conveyed underbalanced perforating jobs conducted subsequent to the establishment of the guidelines contained in this paper.

Young, W.S.; Zaleski, T.E.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Evaluation of aftermarket LPG conversion kits in light-duty vehicle applications. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

SwRI was contracted by NREL to evaluate three LPG conversion kits on a Chevrolet Lumina. The objective of the project was to measure the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) emissions and fuel economy of these kits, and compare their performance to gasoline-fueled operation and to each other. Varying LPG fuel blends allowed a preliminary look at the potential for fuel system disturbance. The project required kit installation and adjustment according to manufacturer`s instructions. A limited amount of trouble diagnosis was also performed on the fuel systems. A simultaneous contract from the Texas Railroad Commission, in cooperation with NREL, provided funds for additional testing with market fuels (HD5 propane and industry average gasoline) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions speciation to determine the ozone-forming potential of LPG HC emissions. This report documents the procurement, installation, and testing of these LPG conversion kits.

Bass, E.A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)] [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

High speed drilling research advances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reports that the Amoco Production Company's Tulsa Research Center is developing a High Speed Drilling System (HSDS) to improve drilling economics for both exploration and development wells. The system is targeted for areas where historically the drilling rate is less than 25 ft/hr over a large section of hole. Designed as a five-year development program, work began on the system in late 1984. A major service company is participating in the project. The objective of the HSDS project is to improve drilling efficiency by developing improvements in the basic mechanical drilling system. The HSDS approach to improved drilling economics is via the traditional routes of increasing penetration rate (ROP) and bit life, increasing hole stability and reducing trouble time.

Warren, T.M.; Canson, B.E.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

The Use of Electricity in Industry and Energy Saving - The Gamma Co-Efficient  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Use of electricity in manufacturing processes is not only limited to its specific utilizations as motion power, lighting, electrolysis. Worldwide energy troubles involve in France a great voluntee to substitute in industrial processes the nuclear electricity to the oil-burning one. The main part of these uses the replacement thermal ones. Of course, electrical processes which will develop are technically tested and economically justified. Energetic comparison of concurrent processes leads to the use of simple factors : the gamma factor. It is, when using energy, the number of thermies which are replaced by one kWh. Gamma is not a factor for measuring the oil saving but the using efficiency. For measuring the oil saving, the author uses 'the net gain of oil weight'. Examples of applications and main results are given in various industrial branches.

Wolf, R.; Froehlich, R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Falling House Prices and Rising Time on the Market  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Much of the current trouble in the housing market has been attributed to the fact that house price appreciation—strong for many years—is finally slowing; indeed, in many markets now, house prices are falling.The mere fact that falling house prices are considered newsworthy is interesting in its own right. In other asset markets, such as the stock and bond markets, prices routinely fluctuate up and down every day. In this Economic Letter I argue that the main reason for this difference reflects differences in the liquidity of houses and financial assets as investments. I review the ways in which residential real estate prices and liquidity vary over time and over different states of the economy, discuss the implications of this price and liquidity behavior

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPERATING EXPERIENCE WITH THE SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE HALLAM NUCLEAR POWER FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) was constructed to demonstrate the feasibility of sodium-oooled graphitemoderated reactors for central station power. The operating experience of SRE has provided valuable data for the design of the Hallam Nuclear Power Facillty (HNPF) now under construction. Some of the difficulties found in the SRE, which HNPF will be designed to avoid, are the sodium-sodium intermediate heat exchanger (horizontal position in SRE gave trouble; a vertical position will be used in HNPF), sodium pumps, handling of broken fuel elements, and excessive thermal stresses due to inadequate coolant flow. Other features of HNPF include the addition of an activity monitoring system for the core cover gas, elimination of tetralin for auxiliary cooling of plant equipment, instrumentation of fuel elements, and addition of carbon traps in the primary sodium system. SRE operation has demonstrated unusual reactor stability and capability for rapid power changes. (D.L.C.)

Beeley, R.J.; Mahlmeister, J.E.

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HGP-A Wellhead Generator, Proof-Of-Feasibility Project 3 MW Wellhead Generator, Start-Up Training and Operating Manual  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The start-up manual is an information aid to initially familiarize plant operators with the plant operation and later be used as a reference manual while operating the plant. This start-up manual is supplemented by the Plant Data Manual which contains a detailed description of the philosophy of operation and equipment characteristics. The sequencing herein presents the necessary operating procedures which must be followed in order that a smooth start-up is obtained. The sequence includes, first conditioning the well and stabilizing the steam/water separations, and then bringing the operating machinery on line. The Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Electrical Drawings are included under Section 12.0 and are frequently referred to in the text. Information for ''trouble-shooting'' is provided in the maintenance and operations manuals on all the equipment.

None

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

The key to better times is Opec pricing discipline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to the author, 1988 proved again that Opec's ability to control world oil markets in tenuous at best. Oil analysts had trouble determining direction of the cartel, with forecasts showing a wide range of possibilities for oil prices. In the last half of the year, concern about a long-term collapse in oil prices sent many U.S. producers to the sidelines with drilling activity languishing at 911 rigs running at the end of November. Most active rigs were looking for natural gas, further complicating U.S. oil reserve replenishment. Opec gradually lost control of world oil markets in 1988. Opec impotence will continue unless non-Opec producers cooperate to cut output, global oil demand increases significantly, or members finally begin to seriously address the critical issue of adhering strictly to production quotas. The author discusses the status of OPEC and U.S. petroleum in regard to current U.S. and worldwide economic conditions.

Crouse, P.C. (Philip C. Crouse and Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX (US))

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Passive Network Tomography Using Bayesian Inference  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper, we investigate the problem of identifying lossy links in the interior of the Internet by passively observing the end-to-end performance of existing traffic between a server and its clients. This is in contrast to the previous work on network tomography (e.g., [1]) that has been based on active probing. The key advantage of a passive approach is that it does not introduce wasteful traffic which might perturb the object of inference, i.e., the link loss rates. Moreover, our techniques depend only on knowing the number of lost and successful packets sent to each client rather than the exact loss sequence required by previous techniques such as [1]. While accuracy of link loss rate inference may consequently suffer, our techniques can still pinpoint the trouble spots in the network (e.g., highly lossy links)

Venkata N. Padmanabhan; Lili Qiu; Helen J. Wang

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Advanced gasification projects. [Support research needs; contains list of advanced gasification projects supported by US DOE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of the needs for coal gasification reveals the following principal categories of information gaps that can be filled by programs already in progress or those readily initiated. The gaps are technology base needs required for successful application of both currently available and advanced gasification processes. The need areas are classified as follows: Reactor design/performance, gas cleaning/cooling separation, acid-gas removal/gas shift/gas conversion, wastewater treatment, and general data base on both state-of-the-art and advanced technologies. During the future operating and optimization phases of most of the coal gasification projects, when additional troubles will surface, the technical support program described herein will have provided the additional data base needed to correct deficiencies and/or to advance the state-of-the-art. The report describes US DOE supported projects in this area: brief description, title, contractor, objective, accomplishments, current work and possible application.

Not Available

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

DOE-DARPA High-Performance Corrosion-Resistant Materials (HPCRM), Annual HPCRM Team Meeting & Technical Review  

SciTech Connect

The overall goal is to develop high-performance corrosion-resistant iron-based amorphous-metal coatings for prolonged trouble-free use in very aggressive environments: seawater & hot geothermal brines. The specific technical objectives are: (1) Synthesize Fe-based amorphous-metal coating with corrosion resistance comparable/superior to Ni-based Alloy C-22; (2) Establish processing parameter windows for applying and controlling coating attributes (porosity, density, bonding); (3) Assess possible cost savings through substitution of Fe-based material for more expensive Ni-based Alloy C-22; (4) Demonstrate practical fabrication processes; (5) Produce quality materials and data with complete traceability for nuclear applications; and (6) Develop, validate and calibrate computational models to enable life prediction and process design.

Farmer, J; Brown, B; Bayles, B; Lemieux, T; Choi, J; Ajdelsztajn, L; Dannenberg, J; Lavernia, E; Schoenung, J; Branagan, D; Blue, C; Peter, B; Beardsley, B; Graeve, O; Aprigliano, L; Yang, N; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Boudreau, J

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

246

Overview of recent trends and developments for BPM systems  

SciTech Connect

Beam position monitoring (BPM) systems are the workhorse of beam diagnostics for almost any kind of charged particle accelerator: linear, circular or transport-lines, operating with leptons, hadrons or heavy ions. BPMs are essential for beam commissioning, accelerator fault analysis and trouble shooting, machine optics, as well as lattice measurements, and finally, for accelerator optimization, in order to achieve the ultimate beam quality. This presentation summarizes the efforts of the beam instrumentation community on recent developments and advances on BPM technologies, i.e. BPM pickup monitors and front-end electronics (analog and digital). Principles, examples, and state-of-the-art status on various BPM techniques, serving hadron and heavy ion machines, sync light synchrotron's, as well as electron linacs for FEL or HEP applications are outlined.

Wendt, M.; /Fermilab

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Fusion Website  

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

Fusion Basics Fusion Intro Fusion Education Research DIII-D Internal Site Opportunities Virtual DIII-D Collaborators Countries Physics Eng Physics Operations Diagnostics Computing IFT IFT Site ITER ITER Site FDF Theory Collaborators Conferences GA-Hosted Room Reservations Fusion Meetings Plasma Publications Presentations Images Brochures Posters Movies Corporate General Atomics Products Visitor GA Fusion Hotels Internal Users GA Internal Site DIII-D General Experimental Science Experimental Science Home 2013 Experimental Campaign Burning Plasma Physics Dynamics & Control Boundary and Pedestal ELM Control Operations Diagnostics Computing Support Visitors DIII-D Web Access Help IFT ITER-GA Theory Research Highlights Personnel Links Policies Safety Comp Support Trouble Ticket Eng/Design Fusion Webmail Phone Book

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Audit Report: IG-0787 | Department of Energy  

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

7 7 Audit Report: IG-0787 January 16, 2008 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accomplish its strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Department experienced 132 incidents of sufficient severity to require reporting to law enforcement, an increase of 22 percent over the prior year. These statistics, troubling as they may be, are not unique to the Department; they are, in fact, reflective of a trend in cyber attacks throughout the government.

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Notices of Availability (NOA) | Department of Energy  

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

Notices of Availability (NOA) Notices of Availability (NOA) Notices of Availability (NOA) A Notice of Availability (NOA) is a formal notice, published in the Federal Register, that announces the issuance and public availability of a draft or final EIS. The Environmental Protection Agency NOA is the official public notification of an EIS; a DOE NOA is an optional notice used to provide information to the public. If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 11, 2003 EIS-0286: EPA Notice of Availability of the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hanford Site Solid (Radioactive and Hazardous) Waste Program January 31, 2003 EIS-0325: EPA Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact

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Accelerating Clean-up at Savannah River  

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

Suneel Kapur Suneel Kapur November 4, 2009 Project and Contract Management RCA- CAP Corrective Measure#3 Strengthen Risk Management Introduction and Status Update "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain Outline * Overview * CM#3 Corrective Action Plan Tasks * Task 1 Results: Evaluation of Current Risk Management Practices - Identified Best Practices - Reviewed Selected Projects - Identified Gaps * Workshop Objectives Overview Issue Statement from Root Cause Analysis: Risks associated with projects are not objectively identified, assessed, communicated and managed through all phases of planning and execution. CM#3 Overview Root Causes: Insufficient number of personnel Inadequate training

251

Slide 1  

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

D. J. Washenfelder D. J. Washenfelder D. J. Washenfelder Tank S Tank S - - 102 Lessons Learned 102 Lessons Learned - - Engineering Processes Engineering Processes May 21, 2009 May 21, 2009 2009 DOE Office of 2009 DOE Office of Waste Processing Waste Processing Technical Exchange Technical Exchange Tank Operations Contract 2 Tank S-102* Event * During trouble-shooting of the tank S-102 waste retrieval pump in the early morning of July 27, 2007, tank waste was forced backwards into a dilution water line, rupturing the line and spilling ~ 85 gallons of waste onto the ground * Six investigations resulted from the event * Waste retrieval operations were indefinitely suspended *758,000 gallon steel-lined, concrete single-shell tank located in 200-West Area Tank Operations Contract 3 * Part of 09/1999 29 Tank Interim Stabilization Consent

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Terms and Conditions  

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Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions R&D Overview 100G Testbed Testbed Description Testbed Results Current Testbed Research Proposal Process Terms and Conditions Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Performance (perfSONAR) Tools Development Green Networking Authentication & Trust Federation (ATF) Partnerships Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Terms and Conditions Researchers must provide ESnet copies of any articles, presentations, and publications based on testbed research for posting on the ESnet Testbed web site. All publications based on work conducted on the testbed must include the following statement:

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

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

America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge June 6, 2011 - 12:41pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there, but as they all know (and as Ms. Ives, my 7th grade teacher knew quite well), sometimes the 12-year-old mind just has WAY more important things to

254

Pathfinder  

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

Pathfinder Pathfinder Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers DCN/OSCARS Implementation (Aug 2007) AAA BSS Pathfinder Topology Path realization Dojo development Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Pathfinder Pathfinder component notes

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NextGen_Lights_Out_Study_Print.pub  

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

Lights Out In 2009? Lights Out In 2009? A Critical Analysis of Ź The Threat of Major Blackouts Facing the U.S. Ź What Is Needed To Maintain Grid Reliability Through 2016 Ź The Major Barriers To Keeping The Lights On Conducted by The NextGen Energy Council Management Information Services, Inc. September 2008 Northeast U.S. Blackout 2003 60 Million Citizens in the dark, $6B-$10B in economic losses, multiple deaths. 2 Preface 3 Executive Summary 4 Introduction 6 The Grid is in Trouble 7 Generation Barriers 17 Transmission Barriers 21 Political Barriers 24 Cost of Blackouts 26 Findings 29 Conclusions 30 End Notes 32 Appendix 34 Study conducted by: Management Information Services, Inc. NextGen Energy Council Available On the Web: www.nextgenenergy.org

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Special Report: IG-0868 | Department of Energy  

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

Special Report: IG-0868 Special Report: IG-0868 Special Report: IG-0868 August 29, 2012 Inquiry into the Security Breach at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Y-12 National Security Complex We initiated this inquiry to identify the circumstances surrounding the Y-12 National Security Complex breach because of the importance of ensuring the safe and secure storage of nuclear materials. Our review found that the Y-12 security incident represented multiple system failures on several levels. We identified troubling displays of ineptitude in responding to alarms, failures to maintain critical security equipment, over reliance on compensatory measures, misunderstanding of security protocols, poor communications, and weaknesses in contract and resource management. Contractor governance and Federal oversight failed to identify and correct

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Supplement Analyses (SA) | Department of Energy  

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

Services » NEPA Documents » Supplement Analyses (SA) Services » NEPA Documents » Supplement Analyses (SA) Supplement Analyses (SA) A document that DOE prepares in accordance with DOE NEPA regulations (10 CFR 1021.314(c)) to determine whether a supplemental or new EIS should be prepared pursuant to CEQ NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download October 10, 2013 EA-1812: Final Supplement Analysis Haxtun Wind Energy Project, Logan and Phillips Counties, CO September 10, 2013 EIS-0310-SA-02: Supplement Analysis Nuclear Infrastructure Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Supplement Analysis Determination for Plutonium-238 Production for Radioisotope Power Systems June 14, 2013 EA-1562-SA-1: Supplement Analysis

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Computational Physics and Reality: Looking for Some Overlap at the Blacksmith Shop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper describes two general problems encountered in computational assignments at the introductory level. First, novice students often treat computer code as almost magic incantations, and like novices in many fields, have trouble creating new algorithms or procedures to solve novel problems. Second, the nature of computational studies often means that the results generated are interpreted via theoretically devised quantities, which may not meet a student's internal standards for proof when compared to an experimental measurement. The paper then offers a lab/programming assignment, used in a calculus-based physics course, which was devised to address these problems. In the assignment, students created a computational model of the heat flow involved in heating an iron rod in a blacksmith's forge. After creating the simulation, students took a blacksmithing seminar and had a chance to work with iron and take data on the heating of iron in a coke forge. On their return to campus, students revised their comput...

Moore, Nathan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook 2002 with Projections to 2020 - Table 1  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Welcome to the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 with Projections to 2020. If having trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Welcome to the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 with Projections to 2020. If having trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Annual Energy Outlook 2002 with Projections to 2020 Table 1. Summary of results for five cases Sensitivity Factors 1999 2000 2020 Reference Low Economic Growth High Economic Growth Low World Oil Price High World Oil Price Primary Production (quadrillion Btu) Petroleum 15.06 15.04 15.95 15.52 16.39 14.40 17.73 Natural Gas 19.20 19.59 29.25 27.98 29.72 28.54 30.03 Coal 23.15 22.58 28.11 26.88 30.08 27.58 29.04 Nuclear Power 7.74 8.03 7.49 7.38 7.49 7.31 7.58 Renewable Energy 6.69 6.46 8.93 8.59 9.37 8.90 8.97 Other 1.66 1.10 0.93 0.91 0.73 0.40 1.06 Total Primary Production 73.50 72.80 90.66 87.26 93.79 87.13 94.40 Net Imports (quadrillion Btu)

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Back-calculating emission rates for ammonia and particulate matter from area sources using dispersion modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Engineering directly impacts current and future regulatory policy decisions. The foundation of air pollution control and air pollution dispersion modeling lies in the math, chemistry, and physics of the environment. Therefore, regulatory decision making must rely upon sound science and engineering as the core of appropriate policy making (objective analysis in lieu of subjective opinion). This research evaluated particulate matter and ammonia concentration data as well as two modeling methods, a backward Lagrangian stochastic model and a Gaussian plume dispersion model. This analysis assessed the uncertainty surrounding each sampling procedure in order to gain a better understanding of the uncertainty in the final emission rate calculation (a basis for federal regulation), and it assessed the differences between emission rates generated using two different dispersion models. First, this research evaluated the uncertainty encompassing the gravimetric sampling of particulate matter and the passive ammonia sampling technique at an animal feeding operation. Future research will be to further determine the wind velocity profile as well as determining the vertical temperature gradient during the modeling time period. This information will help quantify the uncertainty of the meteorological model inputs into the dispersion model, which will aid in understanding the propagated uncertainty in the dispersion modeling outputs. Next, an evaluation of the emission rates generated by both the Industrial Source Complex (Gaussian) model and the WindTrax (backward-Lagrangian stochastic) model revealed that the calculated emission concentrations from each model using the average emission rate generated by the model are extremely close in value. However, the average emission rates calculated by the models vary by a factor of 10. This is extremely troubling. In conclusion, current and future sources are regulated based on emission rate data from previous time periods. Emission factors are published for regulation of various sources, and these emission factors are derived based upon back-calculated model emission rates and site management practices. Thus, this factor of 10 ratio in the emission rates could prove troubling in terms of regulation if the model that the emission rate is back-calculated from is not used as the model to predict a future downwind pollutant concentration.

Price, Jacqueline Elaine

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1999 Commercial Buildings Characteristics--Building Size  

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Size of Buildings Size of Buildings Size of Buildings The 1999 CBECS estimated that 2,348,000 commercial buildings, or just over half (50.4 percent) of total buildings, were found in the smallest building size category (1,001 to 5,000 square feet) (Figure 1). Only 7,000 buildings occupied the largest size category (over 500,000 square feet). Detailed tables Figure 1. Distribution of Buildings by Size of Building, 1999 Figure 1. Distribution of Buildings by Size of Building, 1999. If having trouble viewing this page, please contact the National Energy Information Center at (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey The middle size categories (10,001 to 100,000 square feet) had relatively more floorspace per category than smaller or larger size categories (Figure 2). The greatest amount of floorspace, about 11,153,000 square feet (or 17 percent of total floorspace) was found in the 10,001 to 25,000 square feet category. Figure 2. Distribution of Floorspace by Size of Building, 1999

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module 4  

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

r r o c u r e m e n t I n t e g r i t y a n d S t a n d a r d o f C o n d u c t / E t h i c s P r o c u r e m e n t I n t e g r i t y a n d S t a n d a r d o f C o n d u c t / E t h i c s 5 - 2 How Can Federal Officials Get Into Trouble? Procurement-Related Issues Procurement Integrity Standards of Conduct/Ethics Improper Use of Contractor Employees Unauthorized Commitments 5 - 3 Procurement Integrity What is the Procurement Integrity Act? The Act prohibits certain activities by present and former Federal employees, and other persons involved in Federal agency procurements. What activities are prohibited? Disclosing bid, proposal or source selection information before contract award. Obtaining bid, proposal or source selection information before contract award, unless provided by law. Accepting compensation from contractors by certain former

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External vs. body temperature  

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External vs. body temperature External vs. body temperature Name: jacqui Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: If one's internal body temperature is approximately 98.6, WHY when the external temperature is 98.6 do we feel hot? Since both temperatures are "balanced", shouldn't we feel comfortable? I am assuming here that humidity levels are controlled, and play no factor in the external temperature. Replies: First of all, skin temperature is lower than 98.6F; 98.6F is internal body temperature, so air at 98.6F is hotter than skin. But more important, it is the nervous system, and the cells in your skin that your brain uses to detect temperature that determine whether you "feel" hot or not, not whether the air is hotter than your skin. These are set so that you feel hot when the air is actually colder than your skin. Why? They are probably set to make you feel hot whenever the air is warm enough so that your body has some trouble getting rid of the excess heat it produces through metabolism. This insures that you take some actions to help your body cool off. Like drinking cool water, or reducing exercise

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The Economics of Cybersecurity: Principles and Policy Options  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Economics puts the challenges facing cybersecurity into perspective better than a purely technical approach does. Systems often fail because the organizations that defend them do not bear the full costs of failure. For instance, companies operating critical infrastructures have integrated control systems with the Internet to reduce near-term, measurable costs while raising the risk of catastrophic failure, whose losses will be primarily borne by society. As long as anti-virus software is left to individuals to purchase and install, there may be a less than optimal level of protection when infected machines cause trouble for other machines rather than their owners. In order to solve the problems of growing vulnerability and increasing crime, policy and legislation must coherently allocate responsibilities and liabilities so that the parties in a position to fix problems have an incentive to do so. In this paper, we outline the various economic challenges plaguing cybersecurity in greater detail: misaligned incentives, information asymmetries and externalities. We then discuss the regulatory options that are available to overcome these barriers in the cybersecurity context: ex ante safety regulation, ex post liability, information disclosure, and indirect intermediary liability. Finally, we make several recommendations for policy changes to improve cybersecurity: mitigating malware infections via ISPs by subsidized cleanup, mandatory disclosure of fraud losses and security incidents, mandatory disclosure of control system incidents and intrusions, and aggregating reports of cyber espionage and reporting to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Tyler Moore

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regeneration of starfish  

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Regeneration of starfish Regeneration of starfish Name: komogo3 Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: My science book states that a cut up starfish can regrow into more starfish. I want more information. Can an arm regenerate a whole new starfish? I have trouble believing this. Replies: Starfish, also known as sea stars, (they are not fish) are capable of regenerating even one arm into a whole new body. This is only possible if the arm includes part of the central disc. If you cut off only the tip of an arm, that tip will not regenerate, but the animal will grow another arm. I have seen a single arm nearly 8 inches long with small 1/2 inch arms growing off of it, it will eventually become a whole new sea star. If you cut a sea star in quarters, right down the center, each piece will grow into a whole new sea star. I do not know how many pieces one can cut any one starfish into and still have each regenerate. As long as a piece has part of the central disk, it should regenerate into a whole organism. But if you cut a starfish in half, and then let it grow into an whole one before cutting it in half again, one should be able to do that indefinitely.

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HEV Fleet Testing Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity  

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Lexus RX400h Lexus RX400h VIN # JTJHW31U160002575 Date Mileage Description Cost 7/27/2005 5,159 Changed oil no charge 10/5/2005 10,375 10K service $212.23 1/4/2006 15,835 Changed oil and rotated tires $18.21 4/11/2006 21,752 Changed oil and rotated tires $18.69 8/16/2006 26,957 Changed oil and rotated tires $18.69 9/7/2006 27,641 Replaced power switch on rear door Warranty 11/20/2006 29,275 13 trouble codes with install of data box - replaced auxiliary battery Warranty 12/13/2006 32,283 Changed oil and rotated tires $23.18 1/4/2007 36,620 Changed oil $32.38 1/26/2007 41,491 changed oil and replaced filter $55.78 2/19/2007 45,948 Changed oil $40.47 3/29/2007 57,021 Changed oil $31.78 4/20/2007 61,238 Changed oil $35.92 5/11/2007 66,417 Changed oil $33.28

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International Energy Outlook - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

A A Energy Information Administration Forecast Channel. If having trouble viewing this page, contact the National Energy Informaiton Center at (202) 586-8800. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > Environment> International Energy Outlook> Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2004 Converting Gross Domestic Product for Different Countries to U.S. Dollars: Market Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity Rates The world energy forecasts in IEO2004 are based primarily on projections of GDP for different countries and regions, which for purposes of comparison are expressed in 1997 U.S. dollars. First, GDP projections are prepared for the individual countries in terms of their own national currencies and 1997 prices of goods and services. Then, the projections are converted to 1997 U.S. dollars by applying average 1997 foreign exchange rates between the various national currencies and the dollar. The resulting projections of real GDP are thus based on national 1997 prices in each country and the 1997 market exchange rate (MER) for each currency against the U.S. dollar.

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Qi-Wa, a problem that has plagued Chinese scrolls for millenniums  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Qi-Wa refers to the up curl on the lengths of handscrolls and hanging scrolls, which has troubled Chinese artisans and emperors for as long as the art of painting and calligraphy exists. This warp is unwelcomed not only for aesthetic reasons, but its potential damage to the fiber and ink. Although it is generally treated as a part of the cockling and curling due to climate, mounting procedures, and conservation conditions, we emphasize that the intrinsic curvature incurred from the storage is in fact the main cause of Qi-Wa. The Qi-Wa height is determined by experiments to obey scaling relations with the length, width, curvature, and thickness of the scroll, which are supported by Molecular Dynamics Simulation and theoretic derivations. This understanding helps us come up with plausible remedies to mitigate Qi-Wa. All proposals are tested on real mounted paper and in simulations. Due to the general nature of this warp, we believe the lessons learnt from studying ancient Chinese scrolls can be applied to moder...

Chou, Ming-Han; Wang, Yi-Ping; Hong, Sun-Hsin; Hong, Tzay-Ming

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A report on IPv6 deployment activities and issues at Sandia National Laboratories:FY2007.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has been a mainstay of the both the Internet and corporate networks for delivering network packets to the desired destination. However, rapid proliferation of network appliances, evolution of corporate networks, and the expanding Internet has begun to stress the limitations of the protocol. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the replacement protocol that overcomes the constraints of IPv4. As the emerging Internet network protocol, SNL needs to prepare for its eventual deployment in international, national, customer, and local networks. Additionally, the United States Office of Management and Budget has mandated that IPv6 deployment in government network backbones occurs by 2008. This paper explores the readiness of the Sandia National Laboratories network backbone to support IPv6, the issues that must be addressed before a deployment begins, and recommends the next steps to take to comply with government mandates. The paper describes a joint work effort of the Sandia National Laboratories ASC WAN project team and members of the System Analysis & Trouble Resolution, the Communication & Network Systems, and Network System Design & Implementation Departments.

Tolendino, Lawrence F.; Eldridge, John M.; Hu, Tan Chang; Maestas, Joseph H.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A role for arms control and technology in peace-keeping operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a potential role for arms control monitoring technology in peace-keeping operations. The basic idea is to utilize monitoring technology developed or suggested for treaty verification (primarily Conventional Forces Europe (CFE), but other treaties as well) to minimize the exposure of humans as part of ``peace-keeping`` forces in various trouble spots throughout the world. The impetus comes from the dangers and high costs of stationing peace-keeping of forces in areas such as Bosnia-Herzegovina. Aside from the costs associated with such efforts the loss of life has escalated recently from 743 peace keepers lost from 1948 to 1988, to 180 lives lost in 1993 alone. Some potential advantages to using technology for certain monitoring roles are discussed in the paper and include: minimizing exposure/risk to peace-keeping personnel from hostile fire, hostage taking, etc.; sharable technology will allow all parties to view results, assess violations or transgressions, etc.; can be applied to equipment, railways, roads, etc., to confirm human and other monitoring capabilities; and provides data to settle disputes on which side initiated hostilities.

Indusi, J.; Allentuck, J.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thai petrochemical boom on track  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports that Thailand continues to mark progress on the ambitious expansion of its petrochemical industry. Among recent developments: The outlook for Thailand's troubled worldscale aromatics project has improved with a major cut in its estimated cost. In addition, the project apparently has drawn the interest of other companies seeking a possible equity stake. Amoco Chemical Co., which lost a tender to build a worldscale purified terephathalic acid (PTA) complex in Thailand to Taiwan's Tuntex Co., is reviving its bid with a proposal similar to its earlier one. Amoco contends there will be enough demand to warrant a second PTA plant in Thailand. Tuntex is negotiating with several business groups to take part in its $333 million, 350,000 ton/year PTA project in Thailand. Tuntex is soliciting interest from a number of Thai companies, including Bangkok Bank and the Saha Union industrial conglomerate to acquire portions of the 51% interest in the project earmarked for Thai shareholders. The firm also is negotiating with a number of Japanese companies with whom it has long trade ties, including Mitsui and Co. and Marubeni Corp. to acquire part of the 49% foreign shareholding in the project. Thai Olefins Co. (TOC) marked further progress with feedstock contracts and financing arrangements for its proposed $720 million olefins plant, part of Thailand's second worldscale petrochemical complex (NPC II). Indian industrial giant Birla proposed a $20 million ethylene glycol (EG) project in Thailand.

1992-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products  

SciTech Connect

A well documented, publicly available, global data set for surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) parameters has been called for by international groups for nearly two decades. The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) project was initiated by the international marine carbon science community in 2007 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, publicly available, regularly updated, global data set of marine surface CO2, which had been subject to quality control (QC). SOCAT version 1.5 was made public in September 2011 and holds 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (1968 2007). The SOCAT gridded data is the second data product to come from the SOCAT project. Recognizing that some groups may have trouble working with millions of measurements, the SOCAT gridded product was generated to provide a robust regularly spaced fCO2 product with minimal spatial and temporal interpolation which should be easier to work with for many applications. Gridded SOCAT is rich with information that has not been fully explored yet, but also contains biases and limitations that the user needs to recognize and address.

Sabine, Christopher [NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Hankin, S. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Koyuk, H [Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington; Bakker, D C E [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Pfeil, B [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen; Uni Research AS, Bergen, Norway; Olsen, A [Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, UNIFOB AS, Bergen, Norway; Metzl, N [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Kozyr, Alexander [ORNL; Fassbender, A [School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Manke, A [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Malczyk, J [Jetz Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University; Akl, J [CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Alin, S R [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Bellerby, R G J [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Borges, A [University of Liege, Chemical Oceanography Unit, Institut de Physique, Liege, Belgium; Boutin, J [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Brown, P J [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Cai, W-J [Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia; Chavez, F P [Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA; Chen, A [Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Cosa, C [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Feely, R A [Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Gonzalez-Davila, M [Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,; Goyet, C [Institut de Modélisation et d'Analyse en Géo-Environnement et Santé, Université de Perpignan; Hardman-Mountford, N [CSIRO, Marine and Atmospheric Research, Wembley, Western Australia, Australia; Heinze, C [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Hoppema, M [Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany; Hunt, C W [Ocean Process Analysis Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire; Hydes, D [National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK; Ishii, M [Japan Meteorological Agency, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan; Johannessen, T [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Key, R M [Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; Kortzinger, A [GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany; Landschutzer, P [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Lauvset, S K [Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Lefevre, N [Université Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Lenton, A [Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Lourantou, A [Université Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Merlivat, L [Université Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France; Midorikawa, T [Nagasaki Marine Observatory, Nagasaki, Japan; Mintrop, L [MARIANDA, Kiel, Germany; Miyazaki, C [Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan; Murata, A [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan; Nakadate, A [Marine Division, Global Environment and Marine Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan; Nakano, Y [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan; Nakaoka, S [National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan; Nojiri, Y [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan; et al.

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273

Extra-Territorial Siting of Nuclear Installations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Arrangements might be created for siting nuclear installations on land ceded by a host State for administration by an international or multinational organization. Such arrangements might prove useful in terms of resolving suspicions of proliferation in troubled areas of the world, or as a means to introduce nuclear activities into areas where political, financial or technical capabilities might otherwise make such activities unsound, or as a means to enable global solutions to be instituted for major nuclear concerns (e.g., spent fuel management). The paper examines practical matters associated with the legal and programmatic aspects of siting nuclear installations, including diplomatic/political frameworks, engaging competent industrial bodies, protection against seizure, regulation to ensure safety and security, waste management, and conditions related to the dissolution of the extra-territorial provisions as may be agreed as the host State(s) achieve the capabilities to own and operate the installations. The paper considers the potential for using such a mechanism across the spectrum of nuclear power activities, from mining to geological repositories for nuclear waste. The paper considers the non-proliferation dimensions associated with such arrangements, and the pros and cons affecting potential host States, technology vendor States, regional neighbors and the international community. It considers in brief potential applications in several locations today.

Shea, Thomas E.; Morris, Frederic A.

2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gender differences in respiratory symptoms-Does occupation matter?  

SciTech Connect

Little attention has been given to gender differences in respiratory health, particularly in occupational settings. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate gender differences in respiratory morbidity based on surveys of hospitality workers, radiographers, and respiratory therapists. Data were available from mail surveys of 850 hospitality industry workers (participation rate 73.9%; 52.6% female), 586 radiographers (participation rate 63.6%; 85% female), and 275 respiratory therapists (participation rate 64.1%; 58.6% female). Cross-tabulations by gender were evaluated by {chi}{sup 2} analysis and logistic regression with adjustment for personal and work characteristics. Women consistently had greater respiratory morbidity for symptoms associated with shortness of breath, whereas men usually had a higher prevalence of phlegm. There were few differences in work exposures apart from perception of exposure to ETS among hospitality workers. Gender differences in symptoms were often reduced after adjustment for personal and work characteristics but for respiratory therapists there were even greater gender disparities for asthma attack and breathing trouble. Population health findings of elevated symptoms among women were only partially supported by these occupational respiratory health surveys. The influence of differential exposures and personal factors should be considered when interpreting gender differences in health outcomes.

Dimich-Ward, Helen [Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390-828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L8 (Canada)]. E-mail: hward@interchange.ubc.ca; Camp, Patricia G. [Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390-828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L8 (Canada); James Hogg iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 (Canada); Kennedy, Susan M. [School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3 (Canada)

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Endovascular Treatment of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Lesions With or Without Common Iliac Artery Involvement  

SciTech Connect

To evaluate the results of stent placement for obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease with or without involvement of the common iliac artery. Forty patients had self-expanding stents primarily or after balloon dilatation in the abdominal aorta between January 2005 and May 2011. All patients had trouble walking. Follow-up examinations were performed with clinical visits; these included color Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomographic angiography. Technical, clinical, and hemodynamic success was achieved in all patients. None of the patients underwent reintervention during the follow-up period, which ranged from 3 months to 6 years (median 24 months). Nine complications occurred in six patients. Of the nine complications, four were distal thromboembolisms, which were successfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy. Endovascular treatment of the obstructive aortic disease using self-expanding stents was safe and effective, with high technical success and long-term patency. Thromboembolic complications were high even though direct stenting was considered protective for thromboembolism formation. Particularly for infrarenal aortic stenosis, it can be recommended as the first-line treatment option for patients with obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease.

Oender, Hakan, E-mail: drhakanonder@hotmail.com [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Oguzkurt, Levent [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Guer, Serkan [Sifa University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Sifa University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Tekbas, Gueven [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Guerel, Kamil [Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Coskun, Isa [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Turkey); Oezkan, Ugur [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

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Scientific Data Services -- A High-Performance I/O System with Array Semantics  

SciTech Connect

As high-performance computing approaches exascale, the existing I/O system design is having trouble keeping pace in both performance and scalability. We propose to address this challenge by adopting database principles and techniques in parallel I/O systems. First, we propose to adopt an array data model because many scientific applications represent their data in arrays. This strategy follows a cardinal principle from database research, which separates the logical view from the physical layout of data. This high-level data model gives the underlying implementation more freedom to optimize the physical layout and to choose the most effective way of accessing the data. For example, knowing that a set of write operations is working on a single multi-dimensional array makes it possible to keep the subarrays in a log structure during the write operations and reassemble them later into another physical layout as resources permit. While maintaining the high-level view, the storage system could compress the user data to reduce the physical storage requirement, collocate data records that are frequently used together, or replicate data to increase availability and fault-tolerance. Additionally, the system could generate secondary data structures such as database indexes and summary statistics. We expect the proposed Scientific Data Services approach to create a “live” storage system that dynamically adjusts to user demands and evolves with the massively parallel storage hardware.

Wu, Kesheng; Byna, Surendra; Rotem, Doron; Shoshani, Arie

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuels Fuels Technology Pathway Options for Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advanced drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels require biofuel alternatives for refinery products other than gasoline. Candidate biofuels must have performance characteristics equivalent to conventional petroleum-based fuels. The technology pathways for biofuel alternatives also must be plausible, sustainable (e.g., positive energy balance, environmentally benign, etc.), and demonstrate a reasonable pathway to economic viability and end-user affordability. Viable biofuels technology pathways must address feedstock production and environmental issues through to the fuel or chemical end products. Potential end products include compatible replacement fuel products (e.g., gasoline, diesel, and JP8 and JP5 jet fuel) and other petroleum products or chemicals typically produced from a barrel of crude. Considering the complexity and technology diversity of a complete biofuels supply chain, no single entity or technology provider is capable of addressing in depth all aspects of any given pathway; however, all the necessary expert entities exist. As such, we propose the assembly of a team capable of conducting an in-depth technology pathway options analysis (including sustainability indicators and complete LCA) to identify and define the domestic biofuel pathways for a Green Fleet. This team is not only capable of conducting in-depth analyses on technology pathways, but collectively they are able to trouble shoot and/or engineer solutions that would give industrial technology providers the highest potential for success. Such a team would provide the greatest possible down-side protection for high-risk advanced drop-in biofuels procurement(s).

Kevin L Kenney

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gilliam County Riparian Buffers; 2003-2004 Annual Reports.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Interest appears to be at an all-time high for riparian conservation programs in Gilliam County. With the recently added Herbaceous Buffer and the already established CREP program interest is booming. However, more and more people are turning towards the herbaceous buffer because of expense. The riparian forest buffer is becoming too expensive. Even with the excellent cost share and incentives landowners are having trouble with Farm Service Agency's payment limitation. Because of this payment limitation landowners are not receiving their full rental and incentive payments, usually in year one. This has cooled the installation of riparian forest buffers and peaked interest in the CP-29 (Herbaceous Buffer for Wildlife). Either way, riparian lands are being enhanced and water quality is being improved. Year three should be very similar to the accomplishments of year 2. There has already been several projects proposed that may or may not be approved during year 3. I am currently working on three projects that are all over 2.5 miles long on each side and total anywhere from 60 to 250 acres in size. Along with these three projects there at least seven small projects being proposed. Four of those projects are riparian forest buffers and the remaining are herbaceous buffers.

Coiner, Josh (Gilliam Soil and Water Conservation District, Condon, OR)

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Evaluation of a Downsized Residential Air Distribution System: Comfort and Ventilation Effectiveness  

SciTech Connect

Good air mixing not only improves thermal comfort Human thermal comfort is the state of mind that expresses satisfaction with the surrounding environment, according to ASHRAE Standard 55. Achieving thermal comfort for most occupants of buildings or other enclosures is a goal of HVAC design engineers. but also enhances ventilation effectiveness by inducing uniform supply-air diffusion. In general, the performance of an air distribution system in terms of comfort and ventilation effectiveness is influenced by the supply air temperature, velocity, and flow rate, all of which are in part dictated by the HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) In the home or small office with a handful of computers, HVAC is more for human comfort than the machines. In large datacenters, a humidity-free room with a steady, cool temperature is essential for the trouble-free system as well as the thermal load attributes. Any potential deficiencies associated with these design variables can be further exacerbated by an improper proximity of the supply and return outlets with respect to the thermal and geometrical characteristics of the indoor space. For high-performance houses, the factors influencing air distribution performance take on an even greater significance because of a reduced supply-air design flow rate resulting from downsized HVAC systems.

Jalalzadeh-Azar, A. A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PERFORMANCE OF THE DIAGNOSTICS FOR NSLS-II LINAC COMMISSIONING  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is a state of the art 3-GeV third generation light source currently under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The NSLS-II injection system consists of a 200 MeV linac, a 3-GeV booster synchrotron and associated transfer lines. The transfer lines not only provide a means to deliver the beam from one machine to another, they also provide a suite of diagnostics and utilities to measure the properties of the beam to be delivered. In this paper we discuss the suite of diagnostics that will be used to commission the NSLS-II linac and measure the beam properties. The linac to booster transfer line can measure the linac emittance with a three screens measurement or a quadrupole scan. Energy and energy spread are measured in a dispersive section. Total charge and charge uniformity are measured with wall current monitors in the linac and transformers in the transfer line. We show that the performance of the diagnostics in the transfer line will be sufficient to ensure the linac meets its specifications and provides a means of trouble shooting and studying the linac in future operation.

Fliller III, R.; Padrazo, D.; Wang, G.M.; Heese, R.; Hseuh H.-C.; Johanson, M.; Kosciuk, B.N.; Pinayev, I.; Rose, J.; Shaftan, T.; Singh, O.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic surge/swab pressure predictions  

SciTech Connect

It is generally accepted that the pulling and running of pipe causes pressure surges. The prediction of pressure surges is of economic importance in wells where the pressure must be examined within narrow limits to prevent lost circulation and formation-fluid influx. For these wells, the drilling engineer needs the best possible method of calculating surge pressures to drill wells with a minimum of trouble. This paper presents a dynamic surge/swab model that extends existing technology with the following features: (1) pipe and annulus pressures are coupled through the pipe elasticity; (2) longitudinal pipe elasticity and fluid viscous forces determine pipe displacement; (3) fluid properties vary as a function of temperature and pressure; and (4) formation elasticity; pipe elasticity, and cement elasticity are all used to determine the composite elastic response of the wellbore. Comparisons between the model and field data demonstrate good agreement. Data matches have been made for both water- and oil-based muds in both shallow and deep wells. Furthermore, the model matches data that had not been previously matched by other models.

Mitchell, R.F. (Enertech Engineering and Research (US))

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Substitution-permutation networks, pseudorandom functions, and Natural Proofs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper takes a new step towards closing the troubling gap between pseudorandom functions (PRF) and their popular, bounded-input-length counterparts. This gap is both quantitative, because these counterparts are more efficient than PRF in various ways, and methodological, because these counterparts usually fit in the substitutionpermutation network paradigm (SPN) which has not been used to construct PRF. We give several candidate PRF Fi that are inspired by the SPN paradigm. This paradigm involves a “substitution function ” (S-box). Our main candidates are: F1: {0,1} n ? {0,1} n is an SPN whose S-box is a random function on b = O(lgn) bits, given as part of the seed. We prove unconditionally that F1 resists attacks that run in time ? 2 ?b. Setting b = ?(lgn) we obtain an inefficient PRF, which however seems to be the first such construction using the SPN paradigm. F2: {0,1} n ? {0,1} n is an SPN where the S-box is (patched) field inversion, a common choice in practical constructions. F2 is computable with Boolean circuits of size n · log O(1) n, and in particular with seed length n·log O(1) n. We prove that this

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Pool heating system on island brings year-round enjoyment  

SciTech Connect

The Bahamas is not generally thought of as a place in need of pool heating. However, the remote Bahamian island of Treasure Cay is actually situated north of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Pool temperatures drop during the winter, thus shortening the swimming season. The Beach Villas Homeowners Association of Treasure Cay investigated pool-heating options some time ago. Energy on Treasure Cay is expensive - about 25 cents/kWh - making cost a major concern for the association as they evaluated their choices. An electric heat pump was rule out as it would place too great a burden on the electricity load of the remote island. Heating the pool with propane gas was deemed far too costly. After evaluating each of these heating methods on the basis of economics, energy efficiency, and comfort, the association concluded that solar would be the best method. They selected a solar pool heating system manufactured by FAFCO, Inc. and installed by SUNWORKS in Ft. Lauderdale. The system requires virtually no daily maintenance, and there have been no problems with the system since its installation. In addition to being trouble-free, the FAFCO solar pool heater has saved Treasure Cay a great deal of money. The equipment cost about $9,500; lumber, PVC, and labor brought the total cost to $13,000. By comparison, a propane-gas system would have cost $4,000 but would have generated a yearly gas bill of $12,000. Therefore, payback on the system began immediately upon installation.

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1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Low mass dark matter and invisible Higgs width in darkon models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Standard Model (SM) plus a real gauge-singlet scalar field dubbed darkon (SM+D) is the simplest model possessing a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) dark matter candidate. In this model, the parameters are constrained from dark matter relic density and direct searches. The fact that interaction between darkon and SM particles is only mediated by a Higgs boson exchange may lead to significant modifications to the Higgs boson properties. If the dark matter mass is smaller than half of the Higgs boson mass, then a Higgs boson can decay into a pair of darkons resulting in a large invisible branching ratio. The Higgs boson will be searched for at the LHC and may well be discovered in the near future. If a Higgs boson with a small invisible decay width will be found, the SM+D model with small dark matter mass will be in trouble. We find that by extending the SM+D to a two Higgs doublet model plus a darkon (THDM+D) it is possible to have a Higgs boson with a small invisible branching ratio and at the same time the dark matter can have a low mass. We also comment on other implications of this model.

Cai Yi; Ren Bo [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); He Xiaogang [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Night storage and backup generation with electrochemical engines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Li/I/sub 2/ electrochemical engines both store and generate electric power. These dual capabilities complement solar photovoltaic generation in critical areas: Photovoltaics need backup storage at least for nights and, if possible, for two or three days' needs. Such storage must be relatively cheap and compact--aqueous batteries would have trouble filling these requirements. Likewise, photovoltaics need backup generation based on combustion of fossil fuels for periods of bad weather--solar residences or communities will probably have to supply their own backup generation because central generating stations cannot be expected to keep large amounts of equipment on standby for solar users. Li/I/sub 2/ engine designs are described which could be developed to fill these needs of solar users, i.e., storing electricity generated by photovoltaics and generating additional electricity from fossil fuels as needed. Calculations based on laboratory performance indicate that the devices could be simple to manufacture, economically competitive, and efficient both in storage and generation. These engines also could directly use solar energy from focused and tracking solar collectors, or they could indirectly use solar energy through the combustion of biomass materials.

Elliott, G.R.B.; Vanderborgh, N.E.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Development of a shape memory alloy actuated biomimetic hydrofoil  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The development of an active biomimetic hydrofoil that utilizes Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator technology is presented herein. This work describes the design and testing of two experimental hydrofoils. The first model had a trailing edge flap deflected by a pair of SMA wires and demonstrated the feasibility of using SMAs in an aquatic environment. The second hydrofoil had a skeletal structure similar to a fish with internal SMA muscles. This hydrofoil was able to deform to several shapes mimicking aquatic animals with controlled oscillation frequencies of up to 1 Hz, with 1/2 Hz oscillation producing the largest useful amplitudes. Measurable force was generated when the biomimetic hydrofoil was defected underwater. The magnitude of the force was limited by the high flexibility of the tail. An adaptive model for control of SMA actuators is also presented. The control method combines predetermined open-loop modeling with an error feedback for updating of the hysteresis model. The model was capable of tracking a single SMA wire up to 20 Hz, but had trouble simultaneously controlling six wires.

Wilson, Larry Nixon

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Analysis of Pump-Turbine S Instability and Reverse Waterhammer Incidents in Hydropower Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hydraulic systems continually experience dynamic transients or oscillations which threaten the hydroelectric plant from extreme water hammer pressures or resonance. In particular, the minimum pressure variations downstream of the turbine runner during the load rejection or other events may cause dangerous water column separation and subsequent rejoinder. Water column separation can be easily observed from the measurements of site transient tests, and has indeed caused serious historical damages to the machine and water conveyance system. Several technical issues regarding water column separation in draft tubes, including S instability of turbine characteristic curves, numerical instability and uncertainty of computer programs, are discussed here through case studies and available model and site test data. Catastrophic accidents experienced at a Kaplan turbine and in a long tailrace tunnel project, as well as other troubles detected in a more timely fashion, are revisited in order to demonstrate the severity of reverse water hammer. However, as there is no simple design solutions for such complex systems, this paper emphasizes that the design of hydraulic systems is always difficult, difficulties that are compounded when the phenomena in question are non-linear (water hammer), dynamic (involving wave interaction and complex devices of turbines, controls, and electrical systems), and non-monotonic (severity of response is seldom simply connected to severity of load as with vibrations and resonance, and the complexity of transient loads), and thus may lead to high economic and safety challenges and consequences.

Pejovic, Dr. Stanislav [University of Toronto; Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto; Gajic, Prof. Aleksandar [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

User guide to power management for PCs and monitors  

SciTech Connect

Power management of personal computers (PCs) and monitors has the potential to save significant amounts of electricity as well as deliver other economic and environmental benefits. The Environmental Protection Agency`s ENERGY STAR{reg_sign} program has transformed the PC market so that equipment capable of power management is now widely available. However, previous studies have found that many Energy Star compliant computer systems are not accomplishing energy savings. The principal reasons for this are systems not being enabled for power management or a circumstance that prevents power management from operating. This guide is intended to provide information to computer support workers to increase the portion of systems that successfully power manage. The guide introduces power management concepts and the variety of benefits that power management can bring. It then explains how the parts of a computer system work together to enter and leave power management states. Several common computer system types are addressed, as well as the complications that networks bring to power management. Detailed instructions for checking and configuring several system types are provided, along with trouble shooting advice. The guide concludes with a discussion of how to purchase Energy Star compliant systems and future directions for power management of PCs and related equipment.

Nordman, B.; Piette, M.A.; Kinney, K.; Webber, C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Div.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Work with Apple's Rhapsody Operating System which Allows Simultaneous UNIX Program Development, UNIX Program Execution, and PC Application Execution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the past decade, UNIX workstations have provided a very powerful program development environment. However, workstations are more expensive than PCs and Macintoshes and require a system manager for day-to-day tasks such as disk backup, adding users, and setting up print queues. Native commercial software for system maintenance and "PC applications" has been lacking under UNIX. Apple's new Rhapsody operating system puts the current MacOS on a NeXT UNIX foundation and adds an enhanced NeXTSTEP object oriented development environment called Yellow Box. Rhapsody simultaneously runs UNIX and commercial Macintosh applications such as word processing or spreadsheets. Thus a UNIX detector Monte Carlo can run for days in the background at the same time as a commercial word processing program. And commercial programs such as Dantz Retrospect are being made available to make disk backup easy under Rhapsody. Apple has announced that in 1999 they intend to be running Rhapsody, or MacOS X as it will be called in the commercial release, on all their newer computers. MacOS X may be of interest to those who have trouble hiring expert UNIX system managers; and to those who would prefer to have a single computer and operating system on their desktop that serves both the needs of UNIX program development and running commercial applications, simultaneously. We present our experiences running UNIX programs and Macintosh applications under the Rhapsody DR2 Developer Release.

Don Summers; Chris Riley; Lucien Cremaldi; David Sanders

2001-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

290

Nuclear waste treatment program: Annual report for FY 1987  

SciTech Connect

Two of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste management-related goals are to ensure that waste management is not an obstacle to the further development of light-water reactors and the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle and to fulfill its institutional responsibility for providing safe storage and disposal of existing and future nuclear wastes. As part of its approach to achieving these goals, the Office of Remedial Action and Waste Technology of DOE established what is now called the Nuclear Waste Treatment Program (NWTP) at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory during the second half of FY 1982. To support DOE's attainment of its goals, the NWTP is to provide technology necessary for the design and operation of nuclear waste treatment facilities by commercial enterprises as part of a licensed waste management system and problem-specific treatment approaches, waste form and treatment process adaptations, equipment designs, and trouble-shooting assistance, as required to treat existing wastes. This annual report describes progress during FY 1987 towards meeting these two objectives. 24 refs., 59 figs., 24 tabs.

Brouns, R.A.; Powell, J.A. (comps.)

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Hydraulic Cooling Tower Driver- The Innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the weaknesses of present day cooling tower drives are fan wrecks caused by shaft couplings breaking, gear box malfunctions due to inadequate lubrication, gear tooth wear, and inaccessibility for inspection and routine maintenance. The hydro-drive eliminates these items from the drive train and puts the same electric motor HP at ground level close coupled to a hydraulic pump, filters, and oil reservoir. Hydraulic lines bring oil pressure to the hydraulic motor, which is more than 75% less weight than comparable gear boxes and presents a smooth practically trouble free performance. In this three cell installation, the original 75 horsepower motors and 18’ diameter fans were cooling a total of 14,000 GPM which were CTI tested and 74.7% of capability. The upgrading and retrofit consisted of installing at ground level 100 horse power motors, 22’ diameter fans, 14’ high velocity recovery fan cylinders, “V” PVC splash bars, and high efficiency cellular drift eliminators. Testing after completion indicated a 92% tower now circulating 21,000 GPM instead of the original 14,000.

Dickerson, J. A.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Flagging vigilance: the post-Vietnam "Hollow Army"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is an evaluation of the United States Army as it existed in the years following its evacuation from Southeast Asia and its transition from a predominantly conscript army to the all-volunteer concept in 1973. The post-Vietnam army's reputation has been pierced through with derision as time has passed and this study seeks to ascertain the merit of that derision. Not least among the dispersions cast against the army in question were those expressed by Army Chief of Staff Edward C. "Shy" Meyer in his 1980 White Paper. In his assessment, Meyer raised several questions regarding the post-Vietnam army's ability to meet its missions of deterrence and preparedness for war due to several maladies afflicting the force at the time. Ultimately, Meyer charged that the army was not, in fact, attaining its desired goals, coining the term "Hollow Army" in describing its status. Using Meyer's White Paper as a genesis, this study will examine several aspects of the post-Vietnam army in an effort to ascertain the validity of Meyer's assessment. The areas discussed include manpower and recruiting troubles, retention difficulties, the quality of life provided to the soldiers of the All-Volunteer Force, the caliber of soldiers serving during the period in question, and the nature of soldier behavior and conduct. In due course, this thesis will demonstrate that Meyer's negative assessment of the post-Vietnam army's status was quite accurate (if not comprehensive) and that America's guardian was, in fact, hollow.

Lee, Robert Matthew

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

THE TRAGEDY OF GREECE: A CASE AGAINST NEOLIBERAL ECONOMICS, THE DOMESTIC POLITICAL ELITE,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

c. j. polychroniou There is no other discipline in the social sciences that relies so heavily on statistical data and mathematical formulas and yet is so woefully incompetent in analyzing and predicting the events and processes it studies than the “dismal science ” itself. The global financial crisis of 2007–08 is a major case in point. Virtually the entire mainstream economics profession was caught with its pants down when Lehman Brothers collapsed, touching off a worldwide financial crisis. The reason for this is that most economists had convinced themselves, based on the fanciful models of financial engineering developed in the previous 20–30 years, that capitalism had matured into a stable and crisis-free socioeconomic system. Now that money could be created out of thin air (call it the “derivatives scheme”), big, powerful financial institutions could accumulate wealth without generating new wealth, and financial predators could plunder at will. Indeed, in the eyes of the prophets of the new economic age, the rediscovery of man’s lost god (i.e., free markets) meant that symmetry and perfection (i.e., permanent stability and endless accumulation) opened a path for the realization of an economic order free from the contractual fragility and destruction of the business cycle associated with capitalism’s troubled past. Dynamic

The

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

The influence of utility - interactive PV system characteristics to AC power network  

SciTech Connect

Two experimental PV systems are constructed and operated. One is a system with a line-commutated inverter and another uses a self-commutated inverter and is operated alone as an independent power source when the power network is in trouble. Operating and generating characteristics have been measured for the line-commutated inverter system and for the self-commutated inverter system connected to the Ac simulated network which simulates the actual power distribution system. For the system voltage fluctuation, amplitude of variation in AC voltage was measured at the joining point of the simulated distribution network connected to the PV system by changing the system short circuit current ration. For the harmonics characteristics, the line-commutated inverter system is a harmonic current power source and the self-commutated inverter system is a harmonic voltage power source. The protective sequence for failures in the power system or PV system is also studied. An optimum protection control method with an emphasis on safety is proposed for the self-commutated inverter system. This paper also describes examples of failures in solar cell arrays during the operation of these PV systems and proposes data for improving the reliability of solar cell arrays.

Takeda, Y.; Kaminosono, H.; Takigawa, K.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Computational Physics and Reality: Looking for Some Overlap at the Blacksmith Shop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper describes two general problems encountered in computational assignments at the introductory level. First, novice students often treat computer code as almost magic incantations, and like novices in many fields, have trouble creating new algorithms or procedures to solve novel problems. Second, the nature of computational studies often means that the results generated are interpreted via theoretically devised quantities, which may not meet a student's internal standards for proof when compared to an experimental measurement. The paper then offers a lab/programming assignment, used in a calculus-based physics course, which was devised to address these problems. In the assignment, students created a computational model of the heat flow involved in heating an iron rod in a blacksmith's forge. After creating the simulation, students attended a blacksmithing seminar and had a chance to work with iron and take data on its heating in a coke-fueled forge. On their return to campus, students revised their computational models in light of their experimental data.

Nathan Moore; Nicole Schoolmeesters

2009-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

296

Quantum mechanics as quantum information (and only a little more), Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, I try once again to cause some good-natured trouble. The issue remains, when will we ever stop burdening the taxpayer with conferences devoted to the quantum foundations? The suspicion is expressed that no end will be in sight until a means is found to reduce quantum theory to two or three statements of crisp physical (rather than abstract, axiomatic) significance. In this regard, no tool appears better calibrated for a direct assault than quantum information theory. Far from a strained application of the latest fad to a time-honored problem, this method holds promise precisely because a large part—but not all—of the structure of quantum theory has always concerned information. It is just that the physics community needs reminding. This paper, though takingquant-ph/0106166 as its core, corrects one mistake and offers several observations beyond the previous version. In particular, I identify one element of quantum mechanics that I would not label a subjective term in the theory—it is the integer parameter D traditionally ascribed to a quantum system via its Hilbert-space dimension. 1

Christopher A. Fuchs

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

SAFETY AT FLUOR HANFORD (A) CASE STUDY - PREPARED BY THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT  

SciTech Connect

By November of 1997, Fluor Hanford (Fluor) had been the site manager of the Hanford nuclear reservation for a year. The Hanford site had been established as part of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s that gave birth to the atomic bomb. Hanford produced two thirds of U.S. plutonium during the Cold War period. The Hanford site was half the size of Rhode Island and occupied 586 square miles in southeastern Washington State. The production of plutonium for more than 40 years left a huge legacy of chemical and radiological contamination: 80 square miles of contaminated groundwater; 2,300 tons of spent nuclear fuel stored in underwater basins; 20 tons of plutonium-laced contaminated materials; and 500 contaminated facilities. The cleanup involved a challenging combination of radioactive material handling within an infrastructure constructed in the 1940s and 1950s. The cleanup that began in 1988 was expected to take 30 years or more. Improving safety at Hanford had already proven to be a significant challenge. As the new site manager at Hanford, Fluor Hanford inherited lower- and mid-level managers and thousands of unionized employees, many of whom were second or third generation Hanford employees. These employees had seen many contractors come and go over the years. Some of the managers who had worked with the previous contractor saw Fluor's emphasis on safety as getting in the way of operations. Union-management relations were fractious. Hanford's culture was described as 'production driven-management told everyone what to do, and, if you didn't do it, there were consequences'. Worker involvement in designing and implementing safety programs was negligible. Fluor Hanford also was having trouble satisfying its client, the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE did not see a clear path forward for performance improvements at Hanford. Clearly, major change was necessary, but how and where should it be implemented?

ARNOLD LD

2009-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

298

Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquids  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project provides critical innovations and fundamental understandings that enable development of an economically-viable process for catalytic conversion of biomass (sugar) to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). A low-cost ionic liquid (Cyphos 106) is discovered for fast conversion of fructose into HMF under moderate reaction conditions without any catalyst. HMF yield from fructose is almost 100% on the carbon molar basis. Adsorbent materials and adsorption process are invented and demonstrated for separation of 99% pure HMF product and recovery of the ionic liquid from the reaction mixtures. The adsorbent material appears very stable in repeated adsorption/regeneration cycles. Novel membrane-coated adsorbent particles are made and demonstrated to achieve excellent adsorption separation performances at low pressure drops. This is very important for a practical adsorption process because ionic liquids are known of high viscosity. Nearly 100% conversion (or dissolution) of cellulose in the catalytic ionic liquid into small molecules was observed. It is promising to produce HMF, sugars and other fermentable species directly from cellulose feedstock. However, several gaps were identified and could not be resolved in this project. Reaction and separation tests at larger scales are needed to minimize impacts of incidental errors on the mass balance and to show 99.9% ionic liquid recovery. The cellulose reaction tests were troubled with poor reproducibility. Further studies on cellulose conversion in ionic liquids under better controlled conditions are necessary to delineate reaction products, dissolution kinetics, effects of mass and heat transfer in the reactor on conversion, and separation of final reaction mixtures.

Liu, Wei; Zheng, Richard; Brown, Heather; Li, Joanne; Holladay, John; Cooper, Alan; Rao, Tony

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

299

Improved container electrode coatings for Na/S battery systems. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current sodium sulfur (Na/S) battery systems utilize the fast ion conducting properties of sodium beta{double_prime}-alumina electrolyte (BASE) to create high energy density sodium-sulfur electrochemical cells which can be used as components of secondary batteries. Since the days when these cells were invented at the Ford Motor Company Scientific Laboratory by J.T. Kummer and N. Weber, problems with container electrode corrosion have troubled the Na/S systems that have been developed in the many laboratories. In an unpublished investigation carried out at the Ford Motor Company laboratory, it was shown that titanium nitride films sputter deposited onto aluminum substrates under the appropriate conditions can exhibit excellent resistance to corrosion by sodium polysulfide melts. In the work carried out here, the corrosion resistant properties of TiN coatings sputter deposited on Al substrates have been investigated. TiN sputter coated aluminum samples were tested under static conditions in sodium sulfide melts and in Na/S cells under the range of electrochemical conditions needed for battery operation. The sputter deposited coatings produced in these experiments exhibited satisfactory corrosion resistance in the static tests but degraded under full cell operation. Tests of TiN coatings deposited by reactive ion-plating (IP), a common commercial process, showed excellent corrosion and electrical performance in both static and complete cell testing. Charge/discharge testing of sulfur core cells with IP coatings for over 350 cycles to 70 % depth of discharge has shown only very minor changes in cell performance and the tests are continuing.

Hunt, T.K. [Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Applications Development Dept.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

University of Minnesota aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) project report on the third long-term cycle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The University of Minnesota aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system has been operated as a field test facility (FTF) since 1982. The objectives were to design, construct, and operate the facility to study the feasibility of high-temperature ATES in a confined aquifer. Four short-term and two long-term cycles were previously conducted, which provided a greatly increased understanding of the efficiency and geochemical effects of high-temperature aquifer thermal energy storage. The third long-term cycle (LT3) was conducted to operate the ATES system in conjunction with a real heating load and to further study the geochemical impact that heated water storage had on the aquifer. For LT3, the source and storage wells were modified so that only the most permeable portion, the Ironton-Galesville part, of the Franconia-Ironton-Galesville aquifer was used for storage. This was expected to improve storage efficiency by reducing the surface area of the heated volume and simplify analysis of water chemistry results by reducing the number of aquifer-related variables which need to be considered. During LT3, a total volume of 63.2 {times} 10{sup 3} m {sup 3} of water was injected at a rate of 54.95 m{sup 3}/hr into the storage well at a mean temperature of 104.7{degrees}C. Tie-in to the reheat system of the nearby Animal Sciences Veterinary Medicine (ASVM) building was completed after injection was completed. Approximately 66 percent (4.13 GWh) of the energy added to the aquifer was recovered. Approximately 15 percent (0.64 GWh) of the usable (10 building. Operations during heat recovery with the ASVM building`s reheat system were trouble-free. Integration into more of the ASVM (or other) building`s mechanical systems would have resulted in significantly increasing the proportion of energy used during heat recovery.

Hoyer, M.C.; Hallgren, J.P.; Uebel, M.H.; Delin, G.N.; Eisenreich, S.J.; Sterling, R.L.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Greenhorn engineering: How to avoid environmental quicksand and other mistakes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a new awareness in business and industry. It has to do with how one approaches responsibilities toward the environment. In the past, a responsible company made efforts to learn the environmental laws/regulations and comply with them. People were hired to keep up with changing rules. If errors were made, fines were paid and due diligence was given to future compliance. Much money was spent fixing old problems and complying with tighter standards. It was expensive and difficult to stay out of trouble--i.e., living on quicksand--and it was easy to make mistakes. Now, an increasing number of companies are going beyond compliance and becoming proactive in their approach to environmental issues. Efforts are made to prevent pollution, save energy, minimize waste and emissions, reuse/recycle old products, etc. Employees at all levels are being educated and empowered to make proactive environmental decisions. In the Old West, greenhorns were cattle with young -- i.e., green -- horns. The word has evolved to mean a raw, inexperienced person. In companies being environmentally proactive, everyone is, to some extent, a greenhorn. Even those that have been proactive for several years find they are pioneers. There is a lack of data on many impacts materials have on the environment throughout their lifetime. There is a lack of agreement on what impacts are better or worse than others. The field is new, all the data are not available, and all are greenhorns in proactivity. There are, however, many compelling reasons for business and industry to become involved now.

Young, W. [IBM, San Jose, CA (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Risks of LNG and LPG. [Review  

SciTech Connect

Since the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) as fuels is likely to increase and will certainly persist for some time to come, assessment of the safety of LNG/LPG systems will continue to draw attention and is quite likely to force continuing review of operating and design standards for LNG/LPG facilities. Scientific investigations to date appear to have identified the major hazards. Except for the dispersive behavior of vapor clouds - a not-insignificant factor in risk evaluation - the consequences of spills are well circumscribed by current analyses. The physically significant effects accompanying nonexplosive combustion of spilled material are fairly well documented; yet, potentially substantial uncertainties remain. Catastrophic spills of 10/sup 4/-10/sup 5/ m/sup 3/ on land or water are possible, given the current size of storage vessels. Almost all experimental spills have used less than 10 m/sup 3/ of liquid. There is thus some uncertainty regarding the accuracy and validity of extrapolation of current empirical information and physical models to spills of catastrophic size. The less-likely but still-possible explosive or fireball combustion modes are not well understood in respect to their inception. The troubling experience with such violent combustion of similar combustible vapors suggests that this possibility will need further definition. Extant LNG and LPG risk analyses illustrate the difficulties of substantiating the numerous event probabilities and the determination of all event sequences that can lead to hazardous consequences. Their disparate results show that significant improvements are needed. Most importantly, a detailed critique of past efforts and a determination of an exhaustive set of criteria for evaluating the adequacy of a risk analysis should precede any further attempts to improve on existing studies. 44 references, 1 table.

Fay, J.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Quantum Structure of Field Theory and Standard Model Based on Infinity-free Loop Regularization/Renormalization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To understand better the quantum structure of field theory and standard model in particle physics, it is necessary to investigate carefully the divergence structure in quantum field theories (QFTs) and work out a consistent framework to avoid infinities. The divergence has got us into trouble since developing quantum electrodynamics in 1930s, its treatment via the renormalization scheme is satisfied not by all physicists, like Dirac and Feynman who have made serious criticisms. The renormalization group analysis reveals that QFTs can in general be defined fundamentally with the meaningful energy scale that has some physical significance, which motivates us to develop a new symmetry-preserving and infinity-free regularization scheme called loop regularization (LORE). A simple regularization prescription in LORE is realized based on a manifest postulation that a loop divergence with a power counting dimension larger than and equal to the space-time dimension must vanish. The LORE method is achieved without modifying original theory and leads the divergent Feynman loop integrals well-defined to maintain the divergence structure and meanwhile preserve basic symmetries of original theory. The crucial point in LORE is the presence of two intrinsic energy scales which play the roles of ultraviolet cut-off $M_c$ and infrared cut-off $\\mu_s$ to avoid infinities. The key concept in LORE is the introduction of irreducible loop integrals (ILIs) on which the regularization prescription acts, which leads to a set of gauge invariance consistency conditions between the regularized tensor-type and scalar-type ILIs. The evaluation of ILIs with ultraviolet-divergence-preserving (UVDP) parametrization naturally leads to Bjorken-Drell's analogy between Feynman diagrams and electric circuits. The LORE method has been shown to be applicable to both underlying and effective QFTs.

Yue-Liang Wu

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

304

AN IONIZATION CHAMBER LAUNDRY MONITOR  

SciTech Connect

The determination of the amount of contamination remaining on a garment after it has been washed is an important part of hot laundry operations. In the past garments were monitored by measuring the contamination concentrated in the crotch with a GM tube probe. This type of spot check does not detect any isolated hot spots on other pants of the garment. To monitor the entire garment with a GM tube instrument is excessively time consuming for a large number of garments. To overcome these difficulties a sensitive, large-volume ionization chamber was constructed. It is rectangular in shape, 5 ft high by 2 1/2 ft wide by 4 in. deep. The center electrode is of a grid type and is mounted halfway between the front window and the back of the chamber. In a 0.5-mr/hr field, 180 v is sufficient to saturate toe chamber. In order to insure beta sensitivity, the front window has an equivalent thickness of approximately 7 mg/cm/sup 2/. The measuring device is a line-operated electrometer circuit equipped with an alarm that may be set at the rejection limit for the type of garment being monitored. A fullscale deflection on the most sensitive range is given by 2 to 3 mu C of liquid mixed fission products deposited on a garment. Since the chamber monitors the entire garment, the results are independent of the location of the contarnination. In practice, garments may be monitored at the rate of 7 per min, while only 3 per min may be completely checked with a GM tube probs. Field tests indicate that this instrument is stable and trouble free. Background causes a meter deflection of about 20 divisions, which is low enough to give reliable accuracy for monitoring garments. (auth)

Chester, J.D.; Handloser, J.S.

1958-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case studies of thermal energy storage (TES) systems: Evaluation and verification of system performance. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have developed two case studies to review and analyze energy performance of thermal energy storage CMS systems in commercial buildings. Our case studies considered two partial ice storage systems in Northern California. For each case, we compiled historical data on TES design, installation, and operation. This information was further enhanced by data obtained through interviews with the building owners and operators. The performance and historical data of the TES systems and their components were grouped into issues related to design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the systems. Our analysis indicated that (1) almost all problems related to the operation of TES and non-TES systems could be traced back to the design of the system, and (2) the identified problems were not unique to the TES systems. There were as many original problems with ``conventional`` HVAC systems and components as with TES systems. Judging from the problems related to non-TES components identified in these two case studies, it is reasonable to conclude that conventional systems have as many problems as TES systems, but a failure, in a TES system may have a more dramatic impact on thermal comfort and electricity charges. The objective of the designers of the TES systems in the case-study buildings was to design just-the-right-size systems so that both the initial investment and operating costs would be minimized. Given such criteria, a system is typically designed only for normal and steady-state operating conditions-which often precludes due consideration to factors such as maintenance, growth in the needed capacity, ease of the operation, and modularity of the systems. Therefore, it is not surprising to find that these systems, at least initially, did not perform to the design intent and expectation and that they had to go through extended periods of trouble-shooting.

Akbari, H.; Sezgen, O.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE EMISSIONS UNDER FTP AND US06 CYCLES AT HIGH, AMBIENT, AND LOW TEMPERATURES  

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The concept of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is to displace consumption of gasoline by using electricity from the vehicle’s large battery pack to power the vehicle as much as possible with minimal engine operation. This paper assesses the PHEV emissions and operation. Currently, testing of vehicle emissions is done using the federal standard FTP4 cycle on a dynamometer at ambient (75°F) temperatures. Research was also completed using the US06 cycle. Furthermore, research was completed at high (95°F) and low (20°F) temperatures. Initial dynamometer testing was performed on a stock Toyota Prius under the standard FTP4 cycle, and the more demanding US06 cycle. Each cycle was run at 95°F, 75°F, and 20°F. The testing was repeated with the same Prius retrofi tted with an EnergyCS Plug-in Hybrid Electric system. The results of the testing confi rm that the stock Prius meets Super-Ultra Low Emission Vehicle requirements under current testing procedures, while the PHEV Prius under current testing procedures were greater than Super-Ultra Low Emission Vehicle requirements, but still met Ultra Low Emission Vehicle requirements. Research points to the catalyst temperature being a critical factor in meeting emission requirements. Initial engine emissions pass through with minimal conversion until the catalyst is heated to typical operating temperatures of 300–400°C. PHEVs also have trouble maintaining the minimum catalyst temperature throughout the entire test because the engine is turned off when the battery can support the load. It has been observed in both HEVs and PHEVs that the catalyst is intermittently unable to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, which causes further emission releases. Research needs to be done to combat the initial emission spikes caused by a cold catalyst. Research also needs to be done to improve the reduction of nitrogen oxides by the catalyst system.

Seidman, M.R.; Markel, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A primer on incentive regulation for electric utilities  

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In contemplating a regulatory approach, the challenge for regulators is to develop a model that provides incentives for utilities to engage in socially desirable behavior. In this primer, we provide guidance on this process by discussing (1) various models of economic regulation, (2) problems implementing these models, and (3) the types of incentives that various models of regulation provide electric utilities. We address five regulatory models in depth. They include cost-of-service regulation in which prudently incurred costs are reflected dollar-for-dollar in rates and four performance-based models: (1) price-cap regulation, in which ceilings are placed on the average price that a utility can charge its customers; (2) revenue-cap regulation, in which a ceiling is placed on revenues; (3) rate-of-return bandwidth regulation, in which a utility`s rates are adjusted if earnings fall outside a {open_quotes}band{close_quotes} around equity returns; and (4) targeted incentives, in which a utility is given incentives to improve specific components of its operations. The primary difference between cost-of-service and performance-based approaches is the latter sever the tie between costs and prices. A sixth, {open_quotes}mixed approach{close_quotes} combines two or more of the five basic ones. In the recent past, a common mixed approach has been to combine targeted incentives with cost-of-service regulation. A common example is utilities that are subject to cost-of-service regulation are given added incentives to increase the efficiency of troubled electric-generating units.

Hill, L.J.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Grout pump selection process for the Transportable Grout Facility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Selected low-level radioactive liquid wastes at Hanford will be disposed by grouting. Grout is formed by mixing the liquid wastes with solid materials, including Portland cement, fly ash, and clay. The mixed grouts will be pumped to disposal sites (e.g., trenches and buried structures) where the grout will be allowed to harden and, thereby, immobilize the wastes. A Transportable Grout Facility (TGF) will be constructed and operated by Rockwell Hanford Operations to perform the grouting function. A critical component of the TGF is the grout pump. A preliminary review of pumping requirements identified reciprocating pumps and progressive cavity pumps as the two classes of pumps best suited for the application. The advantages and disadvantages of specific types of pumps within these two classes were subsequently investigated. As a result of this study, the single-screw, rotary positive displacement pump was identified as the best choice for the TGF application. This pump has a simple design, is easy to operate, is rugged, and is suitable for a radioactive environment. It produces a steady, uniform flow that simplifies suction and discharge piping requirements. This pump will likely require less maintenance than reciprocating pumps and can be disassembled rapidly and decontaminated easily. If the TGF should eventually require discharge pressures in excess of 500 psi, a double-acting duplex piston pump is recommended because it can operate at low speed, with only moderate flow rate fluctuations. However, the check valves, stuffing box, piston, suction, and discharge piping must be designed carefully to allow trouble-free operations.

McCarthy, D.; Treat, R.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Conductor fatigue life research. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Objective of this Phase II work was to experimentally evaluate the long-term effectiveness of amplitude reductions in arresting the aeolian fatigue deterioration of minimally damaged ACSR conductors supported in standard short-radius suspension clamps. The aeolian vibration was simulated by mechanical means in a controlled laboratory situation and the reduction in vibration amplitudes was a simulation of the addition of amplitude limiting devices (dampers). Conductors were vibrated at high amplitudes until a predetermined number of strand breaks occurred, after which the vibration was continued at reduced amplitudes. The Phase II research expanded the number of cycles of vibration and amplitude reduction values for the conductors used in the Phase I effort. The results indicated that the amplitude reductions arrested long-term fatigue strand breaks in every case tested. Additionally, the maximum fatigue damage arrestment amplitude was expanded and evaluated to be 20 mils at the 3-1/2 inch location for Drake ACSR conductor. Electric utilities can utilize the results of this EPRI project in assessing the fatigue life of minimally damaged transmission lines and in evaluating techniques for mitigating fatigue damage. A secondary objective of the Phase II effort was to develop aeolian vibration Load-N curves (dynamic bending stress versus number of cycles of vibration curves) for some ACSR conductors based on Ontario-Hydro recorder and wind data. The wind data generated Load-N curves developed appear to be too conservative. The modified worst-case Ontario-Hydro recorder Load-N curve developed is recommended as a design guideline curve for aeolian fatigue troubled lines in Georgia. The development and use of Load-N curves in conjunction with S-N curves are required for rational aeolian fatigue design of overhead conductors, and for estimating line fatigue lives.

Ramey, G.E.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Reliability Estimates for Power Supplies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Failure rates for large power supplies at a fusion facility are critical knowledge needed to estimate availability of the facility or to set priorties for repairs and spare components. A study of the "failure to operate on demand" and "failure to continue to operate" failure rates has been performed for the large power supplies at DIII-D, which provide power to the magnet coils, the neutral beam injectors, the electron cyclotron heating systems, and the fast wave systems. When one of the power supplies fails to operate, the research program has to be either temporarily changed or halted. If one of the power supplies for the toroidal or ohmic heating coils fails, the operations have to be suspended or the research is continued at de-rated parameters until a repair is completed. If one of the power supplies used in the auxiliary plasma heating systems fails the research is often temporarily changed until a repair is completed. The power supplies are operated remotely and repairs are only performed when the power supplies are off line, so that failure of a power supply does not cause any risk to personnel. The DIII-D Trouble Report database was used to determine the number of power supply faults (over 1,700 reports), and tokamak annual operations data supplied the number of shots, operating times, and power supply usage for the DIII-D operating campaigns between mid-1987 and 2004. Where possible, these power supply failure rates from DIII-D will be compared to similar work that has been performed for the Joint European Torus equipment. These independent data sets support validation of the fusion-specific failure rate values.

Lee C. Cadwallader; Peter I. Petersen

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Case studies of thermal energy storage (TES) systems: Evaluation and verification of system performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have developed two case studies to review and analyze energy performance of thermal energy storage CMS systems in commercial buildings. Our case studies considered two partial ice storage systems in Northern California. For each case, we compiled historical data on TES design, installation, and operation. This information was further enhanced by data obtained through interviews with the building owners and operators. The performance and historical data of the TES systems and their components were grouped into issues related to design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the systems. Our analysis indicated that (1) almost all problems related to the operation of TES and non-TES systems could be traced back to the design of the system, and (2) the identified problems were not unique to the TES systems. There were as many original problems with conventional'' HVAC systems and components as with TES systems. Judging from the problems related to non-TES components identified in these two case studies, it is reasonable to conclude that conventional systems have as many problems as TES systems, but a failure, in a TES system may have a more dramatic impact on thermal comfort and electricity charges. The objective of the designers of the TES systems in the case-study buildings was to design just-the-right-size systems so that both the initial investment and operating costs would be minimized. Given such criteria, a system is typically designed only for normal and steady-state operating conditions-which often precludes due consideration to factors such as maintenance, growth in the needed capacity, ease of the operation, and modularity of the systems. Therefore, it is not surprising to find that these systems, at least initially, did not perform to the design intent and expectation and that they had to go through extended periods of trouble-shooting.

Akbari, H.; Sezgen, O.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Assembly and comparison of available solar hot water system reliability databases and information.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar hot water (SHW) systems have been installed commercially for over 30 years, yet few quantitative details are known about their reliability. This report describes a comprehensive analysis of all of the known major previous research and data regarding the reliability of SHW systems and components. Some important conclusions emerged. First, based on a detailed inspection of ten-year-old systems in Florida, about half of active systems can be expected to fail within a ten-year period. Second, valves were identified as the probable cause of a majority of active SHW failures. Third, passive integral and thermosiphon SHW systems have much lower failure rates than active ones, probably due to their simple design that employs few mechanical parts. Fourth, it is probable that the existing data about reliability do not reveal the full extent of fielded system failures because most of the data were based on trouble calls. Often an SHW system owner is not aware of a failure because the backup system silently continues to produce hot water. Thus, a repair event may not be generated in a timely manner, if at all. This final report for the project provides all of the pertinent details about this study, including the source of the data, the techniques to assure their quality before analysis, the organization of the data into perhaps the most comprehensive reliability database in existence, a detailed statistical analysis, and a list of recommendations for additional critical work. Important recommendations include the inclusion of an alarm on SHW systems to identify a failed system, the need for a scientifically designed study to collect high-quality reliability data that will lead to design improvements and lower costs, and accelerated testing of components that are identified as highly problematic.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

AGS tune jump system to cross horizontal depolarization resonances overview  

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Two partial snakes overcome the vertical depolarizing resonances in the AGS. But a new type of depolarizing intrinsic resonance from horizontal motion appeared. We reduce these using horizontal tune jumps timed to these resonances. We gain a factor of six in crossing rate with a tune jump of 0.05 in 100 {micro}s. Two quadrapoles, we described in 2009, pulse 42 times, the current matching beam energy. The power supplies for these quads are described in detail elsewhere in this conference. The controls for the Jump Quad system is based on a BNL designed Quad Function Generator. Two modules are used; one for timing, and one to supply reference voltages. Synchronization is provided by a proprietary serial bus, the Event Link. The AgsTuneJump application predicts the times of the resonances during the AGS cycle and calculates the power supply trigger times from externally collected tune and energy versus time data and the Low and High PS voltage functions from a voltage to current model of the power supply. The system was commissioned during runs 09 & 10 and is operational. Many beam effects are described elsewhere. The TuneJump system has worked well and has caused little trouble save for the perturbations in the lattice having such a large effect due to our need to run with the vertical tune within a few thousandths of the integer tune. As these problems were mostly sorted out by correcting the 6th harmonic orbit distortions which caused a large 18 theta beta wave. Also running with minimal chromaticity reduces emittance growth. There are still small beta waves which are being addressed. The timing of the pulses is still being investigated, but as each crossing causes minimal polarization loss, this is a lengthy process.

Glenn, J.W.; Ahrens, L.; Fu, W.; Mi, J.L.; Rosas, P.; Schoefer, V.; Theisen, C.; Altinbas, Z.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

314

Bayesian methods in bioinformatics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work is directed towards developing flexible Bayesian statistical methods in the semi- and nonparamteric regression modeling framework with special focus on analyzing data from biological and genetic experiments. This dissertation attempts to solve two such problems in this area. In the first part, we study penalized regression splines (P-splines), which are low-order basis splines with a penalty to avoid under- smoothing. Such P-splines are typically not spatially adaptive, and hence can have trouble when functions are varying rapidly. We model the penalty parameter inherent in the P-spline method as a heteroscedastic regression function. We develop a full Bayesian hierarchical structure to do this and use Markov Chain Monte Carlo tech- niques for drawing random samples from the posterior for inference. We show that the approach achieves very competitive performance as compared to other methods. The second part focuses on modeling DNA microarray data. Microarray technology enables us to monitor the expression levels of thousands of genes simultaneously and hence to obtain a better picture of the interactions between the genes. In order to understand the biological structure underlying these gene interactions, we present a hierarchical nonparametric Bayesian model based on Multivariate Adaptive Regres-sion Splines (MARS) to capture the functional relationship between genes and also between genes and disease status. The novelty of the approach lies in the attempt to capture the complex nonlinear dependencies between the genes which could otherwise be missed by linear approaches. The Bayesian model is flexible enough to identify significant genes of interest as well as model the functional relationships between the genes. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is illustrated on leukemia and breast cancer datasets.

Baladandayuthapani, Veerabhadran

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

An Economic Analysis of the Kilauea Geothermal Development and Inter-Island Cable Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study by NEA completed in April 1987 shows that a large scale (500 MW) geothermal development on the big island of Hawaii and the inter-island power transmission cable is economically infeasible. This updated report, utilizing additional information available since 1987, reaches the same conclusion: (1) The state estimate of $1.7 billion for development cost of the geothermal project is low and extremely optimistic. more realistic development costs are shown to be in the range of $3.4 to $4.3 billion and could go as high as $4.6 billion. (2) Compared to alternative sources of power generation, geothermal can be 1.7 to 2.4 times as costly as oil, and 1.2 to 1.7 times as costly as a solar/oil generating system. (3) yearly operation and maintenance costs for the large scale geothermal project are estimated to be 44.7 million, 72% greater than a solar/oil generating system. (4) Over a 40-year period ratepayers could pay, on average, between 1.3 (17.2%) and 2.4 cents (33%) per kWh per year more for electricity produced by geothermal than they are currently paying (even with oil prices stabilizing at $45 per barrel in 2010). (5) A comparable solar/oil thermal energy development project is technologically feasible, could be island specific, and would cost 20% to 40% less than the proposed geothermal development. (6) Conservation is the cheapest alternative of all, can significantly reduce demand, and provides the greatest return to ratepayers. There are better options than geothermal. Before the State commits the people of Hawaii to future indebtedness and unnecessary electricity rate increases, more specific study should be conducted on the economic feasibility, timing, and magnitude of the geothermal project. The California experience at The Geyers points up the fact that it can be a very risky and disappointing proposition. The state should demand that proponents and developers provide specific answers to geothermals troubling questions before they make an irreversible commitment to it. The state should also more carefully assess the potential risks and hazards of volcanic disturbances, the degree of environmental damage that could occur, the future demand for electricity, and the potential of supplying electricity from alternative energy sources, conservation and small scale power units. As they stated in the April 1987 study, to move ahead with rapid large scale geothermal development on Hawaii without thoroughly studying these aspects of its development is ill-advised and economically unsound.

None

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Comments on DOE-Industry Cooperation by Geothermal Industry Panel  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The geothermal industry has matured significantly in recent years, going from early stages of prospect identification and exploration, through drilling and resource assessment, field development and power plant construction, and finally to the operation of mature geothermal fields. All of this has been done within the space of a brief quarter century. Probably no other resource industry in modem times has seen the dramatic growth and maturation as has the geothermal industry. Certainly there has been no comparable speed of development and maturation in, for example, the biomass or solar or wind or photovoltaic resource industries. And nuclear, despite double the number of decades of research and development, and infinitely greater cash outlay, is still sinking under unresolved problems of public health and safety. The enormous and rapid geothermal growth, resulting in the installation and operation of some 2,800 MW of power generation facilities, plus perhaps 2,000 thermal MW of nonelectric facilities, all within the past 25 years, has left unresolved issues in its wake. This has been unavoidable: any new and immensely successful technology inevitably pushes forward so fast on so many fronts that there is not a smooth or complete coverage of all points of importance. The Department of Energy, through its Geothermal Program, has helped the growing geothermal industry in many ways. And this has not been give-aways: the DOE geothermal dollars have enables a reliable, safe, environmentally acceptable technology to come on-line for Americans at an acceptable price at a time when energy has been needed. This is an indigenous, jobs creating, imports-reducing industry. Exports of American geothermal goods and services are being seen all across the world. However, because we are in many ways a highly mature industry, with commercial equity- and debt-financing for typical development projects, and with new interest being expressed by electric utilities in additional geothermal power facilities, we are caught in a ''Catch 22'' that is deeply troubling. We are congratulated--and then ignored--by government officials, and told to move forward ,on our own feet; while at the same time, financiers and electric utilities tell us that for there to be more geothermal development, we must resolve the unresolved issues: better predictive exploration, greater drilling success rates, more accurate reserves assessments, problem-free field operations, lower development costs, improved methodology for risk reduction.

Koening, James B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Nervous breakdown causes  

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Nervous breakdown causes Nervous breakdown causes Name: Renee Nuckols Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: Physiologically, what causes a mental/nervous breakdown besides normal everyday stress? Is it a process that kills neurons? Also please include some internal and external symptoms that occur prior to, during, and after a nervous breakdown. Replies: "Nervous breakdown" may be a misnomer, though. What "breaks down" is not so much the nerves and neurons, but the adrenal glands. A more accurate term would be the "exhaustion phase of the general adaption syndrome," but obviously that is quite a mouthful. Excessive STRESS is what can cause "nervous breakdowns." Stress includes the obvious things like exam pressures, trouble with parents or teachers, peer pressure, but also includes things like a significant personal achievement, making a major purchase, changes in routines of life (sleeping, eating habits), moving to a different part of town - even the change in seasons and temperatures. It can come from almost anything which causes a disturbance in normal living. Stress triggers a number of physiological changes collectively termed "GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME." There are three phases: 1) alarm, 2) resistance, and 3) exhaustion. These phases are controlled and regulated by the adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands lie just above your kidneys and are composed of inner and outer parts. The inner part is called the adrenal medulla, and it secretes the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones help your body deal with stressful situations. If you were alone and met a gang in some back alley, your adrenal glands would flood your body with the hormones, your blood pressure, heart rate, sweat production would shoot way high! Your body is in a "FIGHT or FLIGHT" mode. (Just thinking about getting in such a situation may have caused some stress!) Well, whenever your body deals with smaller stresses, the same hormones are released. The outer part of the adrenal glands is the adrenal cortex. They also produce hormones, but slightly different ones: glucocorticoids and mineralcorticoids. Glucocorticoids can increase blood sugar levels profoundly, while mineralcorticoids affect mineral excretion. These hormones are largely responsible for helping the body deal with prolonged stress. They help provide extra energy and blood supply. For instance, if you had a whole week of finals, your adrenal cortex would work overtime as you burn the midnight oil studying. These instances are the "resistance" phase of the general adaptation syndrome.

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Optimal Technology Investment and Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy has launched the Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) in order to develop commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge energy-efficient technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. We examine how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or carbon-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive / demand-response technologies. We use a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function: the minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and carbon / CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the CBI. Using a nursing home in northern California and New York with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNE building requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve ZNE. For comparison, we analyze a nursing home facility in New York to examine the effects of a flatter tariff structure and different load profiles. It has trouble reaching ZNE status and its load reductions as well as efficiency measures need to be more effective than those in the CA case. Finally, we illustrate that the multi-criteria frontier that considers costs and carbon emissions in the presence of demand response dominates the one without it.

Stadler , Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; ,, Hirohisa Aki; Lai, Judy

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

319

Instrumentation and Evaluation of a Pilot Scale Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification System  

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A pilot scale fluidized bed biomass gasifier developed at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas was instrumented with thermocouples, pressure transducers and motor controllers for monitoring gasification temperature and pressure, air flow and biomass feeding rates. A process control program was also developed and employed for easier measurement and control. The gasifier was then evaluated in the gasification of sorghum, cotton gin trash (CGT) and manure and predicting the slagging and fouling tendencies of CGT and manure. The expected start-up time, operating temperature and desired fluidization were achieved without any trouble in the instrumented gasifier. The air flow rate was maintained at 1.99 kg/min and the fuel flow rate at 0.95 kg/min. The process control program considerably facilitated its operation which can now be remotely done. The gasification of sorghum, CGT and manure showed that they contained high amounts of volatile component matter and comparable yields of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and methane. Manure showed higher ash content while sorghum yielded lower amount of hydrogen. Their heating values and gas yields did not vary but were considered low ranging from only 4.09 to 4.19 MJ/m3 and from 1.8 to 2.5 m3/kg, respectively. The production of hydrogen and gas calorific values were significantly affected by biomass type but not by the operating temperature. The high values of the alkali index and base-to acid ratio indicated fouling and slagging tendencies of manure and CGT during gasification. The compressive strength profile of pelleted CGT and manure ash showed that the melting (or eutectic point) of these feedstock were around 800 degrees C for CGT and 600 degrees C for manure. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed relatively uniform bonding behavior and structure of the manure ash while CGT showed agglomeration in its structure as the temperature increased. The instrumentation of the fluidized bed gasifier and employing a process control program made its operation more convenient and safe. Further evaluation showed its application in quantifying the gasification products and predicting the slagging and fouling tendencies of selected biomass. With further development, a full automation of the operation of the gasifier may soon be realized.

Maglinao, Amado L

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Intelligent Collection Environment for an Interpretation System  

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An Intelligent Collection Environment for a data interpretation system is described. The environment accepts two inputs: A data model and a number between 0.0 and 1.0. The data model is as simple as a single word or as complex as a multi-level/multidimensional model. The number between 0.0 and 1.0 is a control knob to indicate the user's desire to allow loose matching of the data (things are ambiguous and unknown) versus strict matching of the data (things are precise and known). The environment produces a set of possible interpretations, a set of requirements to further strengthen or to differentiate a particular subset of the possible interpretation from the others, a set of inconsistencies, and a logic map that graphically shows the lines of reasoning used to derive the above output. The environment is comprised of a knowledge editor, model explorer, expertise server, and the World Wide Web. The Knowledge Editor is used by a subject matter expert to define Linguistic Types, Term Sets, detailed explanations, and dynamically created URI's, and to create rule bases using a straight forward hyper matrix representation. The Model Explorer allows rapid construction and browsing of multi-level models. A multi-level model is a model whose elements may also be models themselves. The Expertise Server is an inference engine used to interpret the data submitted. It incorporates a semantic network knowledge representation, an assumption based truth maintenance system, and a fuzzy logic calculus. It can be extended by employing any classifier (e.g. statistical/neural networks) of complex data types. The World Wide Web is an unstructured data space accessed by the URI's supplied as part of the output of the environment. By recognizing the input data model as a query, the environment serves as a deductive search engine. Applications include (but are not limited to) interpretation of geophysical phenomena, a navigation aid for very large web sites, monitoring of computer or sensor networks, customer support, trouble shooting, and searching complex digital libraries (e.g. genome libraries).

Maurer, W J

2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of thickener underflow into thermal dryer circuit. Final report  

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A large number of coal preparation plants in the United States are troubled with coal fines and associated plant operation problems. As part of their process, these plants use thermal dryers for producing product coal, cyclones for first-stage recovery of coal fines, and wet scrubbers for the second-stage removal of coal fines carry-over from the dryer exhaust gas. The first challenge for these plants is to recover the clean ultra-fine coal captured in the scrubbers rather than to dispose of it in settling ponds. The second challenge is to mitigate the over-dry fine coal dusting problems in the dryer product. Prior to the completion of this program, the difficulties of the first challenge involving the recovery and use of fine clean coal from the thermal dryer scrubber effluent had not been solved. The second challenge, controlling fine coal dusting, was previously met by applying a solution of surfactants and process water to the over-dry coal fraction. As a result of the demonstration provided by the performance of this program, the implementation of a simple process improvement, involving the use of a thickener in combination with a belt press, simultaneously solved both challenges: the de-dusting and the dryer scrubber effluent recovery issues. The objective of this project was to: (1) Use a clean coal thickener with a squeeze belt press to recover the ultra-fine coal in dryer scrubber effluent; (2) Demonstrate that the coal-water mixture (CWM) produced from scrubber sludge of a thermal dryer can be used as a dust suppressant. The thickener/belt press system has increased the production of JWRI Mine Number 4 by approximately 0.7%. This production increase was accomplished by recovering and re-using 3 metric tons/hr (3.3 tons/hr) of coal fines that were previously sent to holding ponds, returning this as a 50% CWM to de-dust the 430 metric tons/hr (470 tons/hr) of existing dryer production.

McClaine, A.W.; Breault, R.W.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

322

EVALUATING SHORT-TERM CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE LATE HOLOCENE OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This literature study investigated methods and areas to deduce climate change and climate patterns, looking for short-term cycle phenomena and the means to interpret them. Many groups are actively engaged in intensive climate-related research. Ongoing research might be (overly) simplified into three categories: (1) historic data on weather that can be used for trend analysis and modeling; (2) detailed geological, biological (subfossil), and analytical (geochemical, radiocarbon, etc.) studies covering the last 10,000 years (about since last glaciation); and (3) geological, paleontological, and analytical (geochemical, radiometric, etc.) studies over millions of years. Of importance is our ultimate ability to join these various lines of inquiry into an effective means of interpretation. At this point, the process of integration is fraught with methodological troubles and misconceptions about what each group can contribute. This project has met its goals to the extent that it provided an opportunity to study resource materials and consider options for future effort toward the goal of understanding the natural climate variation that has shaped our current civilization. A further outcome of this project is a proposed methodology based on ''climate sections'' that provides spatial and temporal correlation within a region. The method would integrate cultural and climate data to establish the climate history of a region with increasing accuracy with progressive study and scientific advancement (e. g., better integration of regional and global models). The goal of this project is to better understand natural climatic variations in the recent past (last 5000 years). The information generated by this work is intended to provide better context within which to examine global climate change. The ongoing project will help to establish a basis upon which to interpret late Holocene short-term climate variability as evidenced in various studies in the northern Great Plains, northern hemisphere, and elsewhere. Finally these data can be integrated into a history of climate change and predictive climate models. This is not a small undertaking. The goals of researchers and the methods used vary considerably. The primary task of this project was literature research to (1) evaluate existing methodologies used in geologic climate change studies and evidence for short-term cycles produced by these methodologies and (2) evaluate late Holocene climate patterns and their interpretations.

Joseph H. Hartman

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

GTRI Remote Monitoring System: Training and Operational Needs Assessment Analysis Report  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA's) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to identify, secure, recover and facilitate the disposition of vulnerable nuclear and high-risk radioactive materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community. The GTRI's unique mission to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide directly addresses recommendations of the 9/11 Commission1, and is a vital part of the President's National Security Strategy and the Global Initiative. The GTRI Remote Monitoring System (RMS) is a standalone security system that includes radiation and tamper alarms, and CCTV; which can be transmitted securely over the Internet to multiple on-site and off-site locations. Through our experiences during installation of the system at 162 sites, plus feedback received from Alarm Response Training course participants, site input to project teams and analysis of trouble calls; indications were that current system training was lacking and inconsistent. A survey was undertaken to gather information from RMS users across the nation, to evaluate the current level of training and determine what if any improvements needed to be made. Additional questions were focused on the operation of the RMS software. The training survey was initially sent electronically to 245 users at the RMS sites and achieved a 37.6% return rate. Analysis of the resulting data revealed that 34.6% of the respondents had not received training or were unsure if they had, despite the fact that vendor engineers provide training at installation of the system. Any training received was referred to as minimal, and brief, not documented, and nothing in writing. 63.7% of respondents said they were either not at all prepared or only somewhat prepared to use the RMS software required to effectively operate the system. As a result of this analysis, a formal training curriculum will be designed and implemented to include several blended learning delivery options. This training will be piloted at RMS sites; initial training will become a required element of RMS installation and refresher training will be considered for sustainability of operations.

Day, Debra E.; Fox, Sorcha

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

324

Fish Tales  

SciTech Connect

This talk is about fishing and the friendships that have resulted in its pursuit. It is also about theoretical physics, and the relationship of imagination and fantasy to the establishment of ideas about nature. Fishermen, like theoretical physicists, are well known for their inventive imaginations. Perhaps neither are as clever as sailors, who conceived of the mermaid. If one doubts the power of this fantasy, one should remember the ghosts of the many sailors who drowned pursuing these young nymphs. An extraordinary painting by J. Waterhouse is shown as Fig. 1. The enchantment of a mermaid must reflect an extraordinary excess of imagination on the part of the sailor, perhaps together with an impractical turn of mind. A consummated relationship with a mermaid is after all, by its very nature a fantasy incapable of realization. To a theoretical physicist, she is symbolic of many ideas we develop. There are many truths known to fisherman in which one might also find parallels to the goals of scientists: (1) A fish is the only animal that keeps growing after its death; (2) Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught; (3) ''...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.'' (William Sherwood Fox, in Silken Lines and Silver Hooks); and (4) Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. These quotes may be interpreted as reflecting skepticism regarding the honesty of fisherman, and probably do not reflect adequate admiration for a creative imagination. Is it fair to criticize a person for believing a falsehood that he or she sincerely believes to be true? The fisherman simultaneously invents the lie, and believes in it himself. The parallel with theoretical physics is perhaps only approximate, although we physicists may invent stories that we come to believe, on some rare occasions our ideas actually correspond to a more or less true descriptions of nature. These minor philosophical differences are not really the central issue, however. It is more to the point that both fishermen and scientists enjoy creating a good story, and we also enjoy a story well told. The correct mixture of truth, lie, fantasy and excitement is a witches brew.

McLerran, L.

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

325

Summary of Comments on DOE-Industry Cooperation by Geothermal Industry Panel  

SciTech Connect

The geothermal industry has matured significantly in recent years, going from early stages of prospect identification and exploration, through drilling and resource assessment, field development and power plant construction, and finally to the operation of mature geothermal fields. All of this has been done within the space of a brief quarter century. Probably no other resource industry in modem times has seen the dramatic growth and maturation as has the geothermal industry. Certainly there has been no comparable speed of development and maturation in, for example, the biomass or solar or wind or photovoltaic resource industries. And nuclear, despite double the number of decades of research and development, and infinitely greater cash outlay, is still sinking under unresolved problems of public health and safety. The enormous and rapid geothermal growth, resulting in the installation and operation of some 2,800 MW of power generation facilities, plus perhaps 2,000 thermal MW of nonelectric facilities, all within the past 25 years, has left unresolved issues in its wake. This has been unavoidable: any new and immensely successful technology inevitably pushes forward so fast on so many fronts that there is not a smooth or complete coverage of all points of importance. The Department of Energy, through its Geothermal Program, has helped the growing geothermal industry in many ways. And this has not been give-aways: the DOE geothermal dollars have enables a reliable, safe, environmentally acceptable technology to come on-line for Americans at an acceptable price at a time when energy has been needed. This is an indigenous, jobs creating, imports-reducing industry. Exports of American geothermal goods and services are being seen all across the world. However, because we are in many ways a highly mature industry, with commercial equity- and debt-financing for typical development projects, and with new interest being expressed by electric utilities in additional geothermal power facilities, we are caught in a ''Catch 22'' that is deeply troubling. We are congratulated--and then ignored--by government officials, and told to move forward ,on our own feet; while at the same time, financiers and electric utilities tell us that for there to be more geothermal development, we must resolve the unresolved issues: better predictive exploration, greater drilling success rates, more accurate reserves assessments, problem-free field operations, lower development costs, improved methodology for risk reduction.

Koening, James B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Thermocatalytic decomposition of vulcanized rubber  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Used vulcanized rubber tires have caused serious trouble worldwide. Current disposal and recycling methods all have undesirable side effects, and they generally do not produce maximum benefits. A thermocatalytic process using aluminum chloride as the main catalyst was demonstrated previously from 1992 to 1995 in our laboratory to convert used rubber tire to branched and ringed hydrocarbons. Products fell in the range of C4 to C8. Little to no gaseous products or fuel oil hydrocarbons of lower value were present. This project extended the previous experiments to accumulate laboratory data, and provide fundamental understanding of the thermocatalytic decomposition reaction of the model compounds including styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBR), butyl, and natural rubber. The liquid product yields of SBR and natural rubber consistently represented 20 to 30% of the original feedstock by weight. Generally, approximately 1 to 3% of the feedstock was converted to naphtha, while the remainder was liquefied petroleum gas. The liquid yields for butyl rubber were significantly higher than for SBR and natural rubber, generally ranging from 30 to 40% of the feedstock. Experiments were conducted to separate the catalyst from the residue by evaporation. Temperatures between 400 �°C and 500 �°C range are required to drive off significant amounts of catalyst. Decomposition of the catalyst also occurred in the recovery process. Reports in the literature and our observations strongly suggest that the AlCl3 forms an organometallic complex with the decomposing hydrocarbons so that it becomes integrated into the residue. Catalyst mixtures also were tested. Both AlCl3/NaCl and AlCl3/KCl mixtures had very small AlCl3 partial pressures at temperatures as high as 250 �°C, unlike pure AlCl3 and AlCl3/MgCl2 mixtures. With the AlCl3/NaCl mixtures, decomposition of the rubber was observed at temperatures as low as 150 �°C, although the reaction rates were considerably slower at lower temperatures. The amount of naphtha produced by the reaction also increased markedly, as did the yields of aromatics and cyclic paraffin. Recommendations are made for future research to definitively determine the economic and technical feasibility of the proposed thermocatalytic depolymerization process.

Qin, Feng

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Light and Bread Mold  

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Light and Bread Mold Light and Bread Mold Name: CHASE Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: HOW CAN I EFICTIVELY TEST THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT ON BREAD MOLD? Replies: Hello Chase, In order to test the effects of light on bread mould you need to set up an experiment. There are two things you need to have in your experiment to make it a good experiment: 1. A 'control'. 2. Replicates 1. The 'control' Obviously in order to test the effects of light on bread mold you will need to actually shine some light on some bread mold and see what happens. This is your 'treatment'. However, it is vitally important that you know what would have happened without the treatment (in this case added light). Let's pretend that you do a test a you find that the bread mold under the light actually dies. How do you know if your bread mold died because light was added or because at that time of year all bread mold would die naturally or because by adding light you caused the temperature to rise and that killed the bread mold? The answer is that you do not know unless you have taken the trouble to find out with anouther test called the 'control'. The 'control' is a piece of bread mold, identical to the 'treatment' bread mold, which is placed in identical conditions to the 'treatment' piece of bread mold except that light is removed. Your 'control' piece of bread mold will need to be (to the best of your abillity) at the same temperature, in the same area, at similar humidity, etc. Part of the skill of designing a scientific experiment is being able think of all the possible things which might be affecting the bread mold and keeping them the same in both the 'treatment' and the 'control' (except, of course, for the presence of light) so that when you find a difference between the 'treatment' and the 'control' you are sure that it is the result of the light rather than something else.

328

Addressing an Uncertain Future Using Scenario Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has had a longstanding goal of introducing uncertainty into the analysis it routinely conducts in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and for strategic management purposes. The need to introduce some treatment of uncertainty arises both because it would be good general management practice, and because intuitively many of the technologies under development by EERE have a considerable advantage in an uncertain world. For example, an expected kWh output from a wind generator in a future year, which is not exposed to volatile and unpredictable fuel prices, should be truly worth more than an equivalent kWh from an alternative fossil fuel fired technology. Indeed, analysts have attempted to measure this value by comparing the prices observed in fixed-price natural gas contracts compared to ones in which buyers are exposed to market prices (see Bolinger, Wiser, and Golove and (2004)). In addition to the routine reasons for exploring uncertainty given above, the history of energy markets appears to have exhibited infrequent, but troubling, regime shifts, i.e., historic turning points at which the center of gravity or fundamental nature of the system appears to have abruptly shifted. Figure 1 below shows an estimate of how the history of natural gas fired generating costs has evolved over the last three decades. The costs shown incorporate both the well-head gas price and an estimate of how improving generation technology has gradually tended to lower costs. The purpose of this paper is to explore scenario analysis as a method for introducing uncertainty into EERE's forecasting in a manner consistent with the preceding observation. The two questions are how could it be done, and what is its academic basis, if any. Despite the interest in uncertainty methods, applying them poses some major hurdles because of the heavy reliance of EERE on forecasting tools that are deterministic in nature, such as the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is the source of the influential Annual Energy Outlook whose business-as-usual (BAU) case, the Reference Case, forms the baseline for most of the U.S. energy policy discussion. NEMS is an optimizing model because: 1. it iterates to an equilibrium among modules representing the supply, demand, and energy conversion subsectors; and 2. several subsectoral models are individually solved using linear programs (LP). Consequently, it is deeply rooted in the recent past and any effort to simulate the consequences of a major regime shift as depicted in Figure 1 must come by applying an exogenously specified scenario. And, more generally, simulating futures that lie outside of our recent historic experience, even if they do not include regime switches suggest some form of scenario approach. At the same time, the statistical validity of scenarios that deviate significantly outside the ranges of historic inputs should be questioned.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

329

Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cast Metals Coalition (CMC) partnership program was funded to ensure that the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) metalcasting research and development (R&D) projects are successfully deployed into industry. Specifically, the CMC program coordinated the transfer and deployment of energy saving technologies and process improvements developed under separately funded DOE programs and projects into industry. The transition of these technologies and process improvements is a critical step in the path to realizing actual energy savings. At full deployment, DOE funded metalcasting R&D results are projected to save 55% of the energy used by the industry in 1998. This closely aligns with DOE's current goal of driving a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. In addition to benefiting DOE, these energy savings provide metalcasters with a significant economic advantage. Deployment of already completed R&D project results and those still underway is estimated to return over 500% of the original DOE and industry investment. Energy savings estimates through December 2008 from the Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT) portfolio of projects alone are 12 x 1012 BTUs, with a projection of over 50 x 1012 BTUs ten years after program completion. These energy savings and process improvements have been made possible through the unique collaborative structure of the CMC partnership. The CMC team consists of DOE's Office of Industrial Technology, the three leading metalcasting technical societies in the U.S: the American Foundry Society; the North American Die Casting Association; and the Steel Founders Society of America; and the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), a recognized leader in distributed technology management. CMC provides collaborative leadership to a complex industry composed of approximately 2,100 companies, 80% of which employ less than 100 people, and only 4% of which employ more than 250 people. Without collaboration, new technologies enabling energy efficiencies and environment-friendly improvements are slow to develop, and have trouble obtaining a broad application. The CMC team was able to effectively and efficiently transfer the results of DOE's metalcasting R&D projects to industry by utilizing and delivering the numerous communication vehicles identified in the proposal. The three metalcasting technical associations achieved significant technology transition results under this program. In addition to reaching over 23,000 people per year through Modern Casting and 28,000 through Engineered Casting Solutions, AFS had 84 national publications and reached over 1,200 people annually through Cast Metals Institute (CMI) education courses. NADCA's education department reached over 1,000 people each year through their courses, in addition to reaching over 6,000 people annually through Die Casting Engineer, and publishing 58 papers. The SFSA also published 99 research papers and reached over 1,000 people annually through their member newsletters. In addition to these communication vehicles, the CMC team conducted numerous technical committee meetings, project reviews, and onsite visits. All of these efforts to distribute the latest metalcasting technologies contributed to the successful deployment of DOE's R&D projects into industry. The DOE/CMC partnership demonstrated significant success in the identification and review of relevant and easy-to-implement metalcasting energy-saving processes and technologies so that the results are quickly implemented and become general practice. The results achieved in this program demonstrate that sustained technology transfer efforts are a critical step in the deployment of R&D projects to industry.

Gwyn, Mike

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

330

Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Opportunity for Energy Savings Through the Use of Setbacks in its Facilities"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our testing at Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities revealed that the Department either did not use or failed to properly maintain setback systems and equipment in a number of instances. At just the four sites we visited, the Department had not ensured that setback conservation methods were used for 35 of the 55 (approximately 64 percent) owned or leased buildings included in our review. The buildings that did not use setbacks capabilities to control energy consumption comprised over one million square feet of space. Specifically: Although in place or capable of being deployed, officials did not utilize setbacks in 20 separate buildings; and, Equipment in 15 other buildings had either never been enabled or had deteriorated and was no longer functional, thus making setbacks impossible. Typical of the problems we noted, the Y-12 National Security Complex recently leased two buildings that were constructed with setback capability. The property manager for these buildings told us that the setback equipment was not used because the owner of the properties had not purchased the software necessary to enable the capability. In another case, we learned that Los Alamos National Laboratory was not using the setback capability in two buildings because facility operators and tenants had not been trained on operating the setback control system. Finally, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory lost the ability to operate the setback equipment in two buildings when the electronic control system failed in 2008. Laboratory officials told us that they elected not to replace it because they planned to implement campus-wide energy conservation measures in the future. In spite of its energy conservation leadership role, we found that the Department and its facility contractors did not place adequate emphasis on reducing energy consumption through the application of setbacks. Of particular significance, we found that the Department had not always required the operation of setback capabilities in building lease agreements. This was especially troubling given the expanded use of leased space to house Departmental operations. Despite discussions with several Federal and contractor officials, we could not obtain what we considered to be a satisfactory explanation as to why the Department failed to take advantage of this conservation practice, one that is generally low cost and has limited, if any, adverse impact on operations or building occupants. Consistent with the lack of emphasis in this area, we noted that the Department had not required the four contractors included in our review to develop training requirements or energy policies and procedures governing the use of setback capabilities. Energy consumption reduction goals related to setbacks had also not been established to help incentivize contractor performance in this important area. With nearly $300 million in annual utility costs, the Department could realize significant savings by using setbacks in its buildings. We estimate that the Department could save over $11.5 million in annual utility costs. We developed the estimate based on the observation that approximately 64 percent of the facilities included in our review had not used setbacks. We then conservatively applied a 15 percent energy consumption savings estimate observed by Sandia National Laboratory and savings estimates contained in a study conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to the 40 percent of utility costs generally recognized as resulting from HVAC operation. Such savings could be used to fund high priority programs and install additional energy saving features. The consumption savings would be, at today's average residential electricity cost, sufficient to power over 9,800 homes each year. We recognize that while setbacks can be used in many situations, they are not appropriate for facilities that are continuously operated or those that house delicate equipment that depend on constant temperatures. However, during the course of our audit officials at four of the sites includ

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2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Development of Solar Grade (SoG) Silicon  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rapid growth of the photovoltaics (PV) industry is threatened by the ongoing shortage of suitable solar grade (SoG) silicon. Until 2004, the PV industry relied on the off spec polysilicon from the electronics industry for feedstock. The rapid growth of PV meant that the demand for SoG silicon predictably surpassed this supply. The long-term prospects for PV are very bright as costs have come down, and efficiencies and economies of scale make PV generated electricity ever more competitive with grid electricity. However, the scalability of the current process for producing poly silicon again threatens the future. A less costly, higher volume production technique is needed to supply the long-term growth of the PV industry, and to reduce costs of PV even further. This long-term need was the motivation behind this SBIR proposal. Upgrading metallurgical grade (MG) silicon would fulfill the need for a low-cost, large-scale production. Past attempts to upgrade MG silicon have foundered/failed/had trouble reducing the low segregation coefficient elements, B, P, and Al. Most other elements in MG silicon can be purified very efficiently by directional solidification. Thus, in the Phase I program, Crystal Systems proposed a variety of techniques to reduce B, P, and Al in MG silicon to produce a low cost commercial technique for upgrading MG silicon. Of the variety of techniques tried, vacuum refining and some slagging and additions turned out to be the most promising. These were pursued in the Phase II study. By vacuum refining, the P was reduced from 14 to 0.22 ppmw and the Al was reduced from 370 ppmw to 0.065 ppmw. This process was scaled to 40 kg scale charges, and the results were expressed in terms of half-life, or time to reduce the impurity concentration in half. Best half-lives were 2 hours, typical were 4 hours. Scaling factors were developed to allow prediction of these results to larger scale melts. The vacuum refining required the development of new crucibles, as well as liners and coatings to allow the vacuum to be achieved. These developments also hold the promise of lower cost ingot growth, because several of these developments led to a reusable crucible. Liners and coatings were tested on 37 runs, under a variety of conditions. Although many of these did not fulfill the requirements of the program, several were very successful, particularly in allowing the crucible to be reused several times. The most interesting result was with slags and additives used to reduce P and Al. Although slags have been much studied with little success in removing P and B effectively, certain modeling suggested a particular type of slagging might be effective. This was tried, and found to be highly effective for P and surprisingly effective for B, as well. The best results indicate that > 99% of the P was removed, and > 75% of the B was removed by a slagging treatment. An operability issue involving separation of the slag and silicon was the final technical problem preventing the full-scale use of this technique, and there has been progress on this front. A slagging/additive technique is highly promising, because the rates of equilibration are very high, and this is a rapid technique that scales very well to large volumes with little increase in time. Materials of containment and slag/metal separation are issues that are continuing to be developed.

Joyce, David B; Schmid, Frederick

2008-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Cle Elum and Supplementation Research Facility : Monthly Progress Report October 2008.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

FISH PRODUCTION: On October 7th the 2008 spawning season was completed. 823 adults were transferred to the facility for the 2008 season. The overall adult mortality was 6.9% (1.3% pre-spawning mortality and 5.6% encountered after sorting). Wild/natural salmon collected included 278 females, 173 males, and 29 jacks for a total 480 fish for the 2008 brood. Supplemented brood stock collected included 149 adults (85 females, 35 males and 29 jacks). Hatchery control brood collected for research included 194 adults (91 females, 68 males and 35 jacks). Eggs will be inventoried in November with an actual summary of eggs numbers to be submitted for the November report. The estimated egg takes (production) for the 2008 season was 1,375,146 eggs with 1,006,063 comprising of W x W crosses and 250,755 eggs of H x H crosses with 118,328 supplement crosses. Total fish on hand for the 2007 brood is 768,751 with an average fish per pound of 30.6 f/lb. FISH CULTURE: The marking and pit-tagging operation started on October 13th. The pit-tagging portion was completed on October 23rd. A total 40,000 juveniles were pit-tagged (2,000 from each of the production ponds and 4,000 each for the hatchery juvenile ponds 9 & 10). Cle Elum staff began shocking, sorting, counting and splitting eggs in incubation. Shocking eggs will separate live eggs from dead eggs. Eggs are treated with formalin three times a week to control fungus. The focus for the culturists during the month of October entail completing the final spawn (egg take) on the 7th, pond cleaning, keeping the marking trailers supplied with fish and end of month sampling. The adult holding ponds were power washed and winterized for the shut down period. Facility crew members Greg Strom and Mike Whitefoot assisted Joe Blodgett and his crew with fish brood collection on the 22nd of October. Fall Chinook and Coho salmon were seined up and put in tanker trucks from Chandler canal and transported to holding ponds for later spawning. Charlie, Simon and Vernon assisted with sorting and spawning Summer Chinook at the Wells hatchery for the Summer Chinook reintroduction program on the lower Yakima River. WATER PRODUCTION: The current combined well and river water supply to the complex is 12,909 gallons/min. Four river pumps (12,400gpm) and one well pump No.2 (509gpm) are supplying water to the facility main head box and the egg incubation building. ACCLIMATION SITES: Easton had much activity in October, the electrical power panel that's switches commercial power operation to generator power (transfer switch) malfunctioned. Charlie called Wallace Electric as well as ASCO Services to trouble shoot the problem which has yet to be determined. Heaters have been turned on in all service buildings at the acclimation sites. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission traveled to Easton to install a pole to mount a satellite and a new ups backup system with new monitors and computers for pit tag data recording and transmitting. Brown and Jackson pumped out the septic tanks at Easton and Clark Flat. AMB Tools performed maintenance on the compressors at the acclimation sites as well as Cle Elum (5 total). VEHICLE MAINTENANCE: Day Wireless performed maintenance on all handheld and vehicle radios. Day Wireless repaired radio communications (static noise) on the 6th also. All vehicles mileages and conditions are reported monthly to Toppenish. Cle Elum staff continues to clean and maintain all facility vehicles weekly. MAINTENANCE BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Kevin of Raincountry was called in response to repairs needed to the water chiller system. Cle Elum staff winterized all irrigation as well as shop grounds. Brown and Jackson pumped out the septic tank at the hatchery on the 22nd. HATCHERY BUILDING MAINTENANCE: The incubation room has been set up for transfer of eggs from isolation buckets to vertical stacks, temperature units are recorded daily. RESENTDENTIAL HOUSING: Residents irrigation has been winterized and fall fertilizer was applied to all grass on facility. Four Seasons performed maintenance on all heating sy

Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of Performance Tests Performed on the John Watts WW Casing Connection on 7" Pipe  

SciTech Connect

Stress Engineering Services (SES) was contracted by Mr. John Watts to test his ''WW'' threaded connection developed for oilfield oil and gas service. This work was a continuation of testing performed by SES as reported in August of 1999. The connection design tested was identified as ''WW''. The samples were all integral (no coupled connections) and contained a wedge thread form with 90{sup o} flank angles relative to the pipe centerline. The wedge thread form is a variable width thread that primarily engages on the flanks. This thread form provides very high torque capacity and good stabbing ability and makeup. The test procedure selected for one of the samples was the newly written ISO 13679 procedure for full scale testing of casing and tubing connections, which is currently going through the ISO acceptance process. The ISO procedure requires a variety of tests that includes makeup/breakout testing, internal gas sealability/external water sealability testing with axial tension, axial compression, bending, internal gas thermal cycle tests and limit load (failure) tests. This test procedure was performed with one sample. Four samples were tested to failure. Table 1 contains a summary of the tasks performed by SES. The project started with the delivery of test samples by Mr. Watts. Pipe from the previous round of tests was used for the new samples. Figure 1 shows the structural and sealing results relative to the pipe body. Sample 1 was used to determine the torque capacity of the connection. Torque was applied to the capacity of SES's equipment which was 28,424 ft-lbs. From this, an initial recommended torque range of 7,200 to 8,800 ft-lbs. was selected. The sample was disassembled and while there was no galling observed in the threads, the end of the pin had collapsed inward. Sample 2 received three makeups. Breakouts 1 and 2 also had collapsing of the pin end, with no thread galling. From these make/breaks, it was decided to reduce the amount of lubricant applied to the connection by applying it to the box or pin only and reducing the amount applied. Samples 3 and 4 received one makeup only. Sample 5 initially received two make/breaks to test for galling resistance before final makeup, No galling was observed. Later, three additional make/breaks were performed with no pin end collapse and galling over 1/2 a thread occurring on one of the breakouts. During the make/break tests, the stabbing and hand tight makeup of the WW connection was found to be very easy and trouble free. There was no tendency to crossthread, even when stabbed at an angle, and it screwed together very smoothly up to hand tight. During power tight makeup, there was no heat generated in the box (as checked by hand contact) and no jerkiness associated with any of the makeups or breakouts. Sample 2 was tested in pure compression. The maximum load obtained was 1,051 kips and the connection was beginning to significantly deform as the sample buckled. Actual pipe yield was 1,226 kips. Sample 3 was capped-end pressure tested to failure. The capped-end yield pressure of the pipe was 16,572 psi and the sample began to leak at 12,000 psi. Sample 4 was tested in pure tension. The maximum load obtained was 978 kips and the connection failed by fracture at the pin critical section. Actual pipe yield was 1,226 kips. Sample 5 was tested in combined tension/compression and internal gas pressure. The sample was assembled, setup and tested four times. The first time was with a torque of 7,298 ft-lbs and the connection leaked halfway to ISO Load Point 2 with loads of 693 kips and 4,312 psi. The second time the torque was increased to 14,488 ft-lbs and a leak occurred at 849 kips and 9,400 psi, which was ISO Load Point 2. The third time the makeup torque was again increased, to 20,456 ft-lbs, and a leak occurred at 716 kips and 11,342 psi, ISO Load Point 4. The fourth test was with the same torque as before, 20,617 ft-lbs, and the connection successfully tested up to load step 56, ISO Load Point 6 (second round) before leaking at 354 kips and 11,876 psi. At this point,

John D. Watts

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Assessment of Salmonids and Their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin within Washington, Annual Report 2002-2003.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study began in 1998 to assess salmonid distribution, relative abundance, genetics, and the condition of salmonid habitats in the Walla Walla River basin. Stream flows in the Walla Walla Basin continue to show a general trend that begins with a sharp decline in discharge in late June, followed by low summer flows and then an increase in discharge in fall and winter. Manual stream flow measurements at Pepper bridge showed an increase in 2002 of 110-185% from July-September, over flows from 2001. This increase is apparently associated with a 2000 settlement agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the irrigation districts to leave minimum flows in the river. Stream temperatures in the Walla Walla basin were similar to those in 2001. Upper montane tributaries maintained maximum summer temperatures below 65 F, while sites in mid and lower Touchet and Walla Walla rivers frequently had daily maximum temperatures well above 68 F (high enough to inhibit migration in adult and juvenile salmonids, and to sharply reduce survival of their embryos and fry). These high temperatures are possibly the most critical physiological barrier to salmonids in the Walla Walla basin, but other factors (available water, turbidity or sediment deposition, cover, lack of pools, etc.) also play a part in salmonid survival, migration, and breeding success. The increased flows in the Walla Walla, due to the 2000 settlement agreement, have not shown consistent improvements to stream temperatures. Rainbow/steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) trout represent the most common salmonid in the basin. Densities of Rainbow/steelhead in the Walla Walla River from the Washington/Oregon stateline to Mojonnier Rd. dropped slightly from 2001, but are still considerably higher than before the 2000 settlement agreement. Other salmonids including; bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni), and brown trout (Salmo trutta) had low densities, and limited distribution throughout the basin. A large return of adult spring chinook to the Touchet River drainage in 2001 produced higher densities of juvenile chinook in 2002 than have been seen in recent years, especially in the Wolf Fork. The adult return in 2002 was substantially less than what was seen in 2001. Due to poor water conditions and trouble getting personnel hired, spawning surveys were limited in 2002. Surveyors found only one redd in four Walla Walla River tributaries (Cottonwood Ck., East Little Walla Walla, West Little Walla Walla, and Mill Ck.), and 59 redds in Touchet River tributaries (10 in the North Fork Touchet, 30 in the South Fork Touchet, and 19 in the Wolf Fork). Bull trout spawning surveys in the upper Touchet River tributaries found a total of 125 redds and 150 live fish (92 redds and 75 fish in the Wolf Fork, 2 redds and 1 fish in the Burnt Fork, 0 redds and 1 fish in the South Fork Touchet, 29 redds and 71 fish in the North Fork Touchet, and 2 redds and 2 fish in Lewis Ck.). A preliminary steelhead genetics analysis was completed as part of this project. Results indicate differences between naturally produced steelhead and those produced in the hatchery. There were also apparent genetic differences among the naturally produced fish from different areas of the basin. Detailed results are reported in Bumgarner et al. 2003. Recommendations for assessment activities in 2003 included: (1) continue to monitor the Walla Walla River (focusing from the stateline to McDonald Rd.), the Mill Ck system, and the Little Walla Walla System. (2) reevaluate Whiskey Ck. for abundance and distribution of salmonids, and Lewis Ck. for bull trout density and distribution. (3) select or develop a habitat survey protocol and begin to conduct habitat inventory and assessment surveys. (4) summarize bull trout data for Mill Ck, South Fork Touchet, and Lewis Ck. (5) begin to evaluate temperature and flow data to assess if the habitat conditions exist for spring chinook in the Touchet River.

Mendel, Glen; Trump, Jeremy; Gembala, Mike

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMARY REPORT FOR APRIL, MAY, JUNE 1960  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

7 9 7 D 8 8 9 9 7 7 ; 8 < fuel-reprocessing plant using pyrometallurgical procedures is being designed and constructed as part of the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 2 project. Cable samples sealed with Temporell No. 741 were irradiated to 3.0 x lO/sup 9/ rad. Tests of the absorber-type fume trap were successful. Preparations were continued for high- activitylevel demonstrations of the melt-refining process for EBR-2 core fuel. An attractive and efficient procedure for removing uranium skull material from a melt-refining crucible is to convent it to free-flowing oxide powder by oxidation with a dilute oxygen- argon mixture at 700 to 800 deg C. Two complete runs were made for both demonstrating and pin-pointing difficulties in the drag-out or skullreclamation process. Investigation of the reduction of uranium oxides by liquid magnesium alloys was continued. Two runs were made to demonstrate recovery of plutonium from a magnesium solution by distillation of the magnesium. Operation of a mild steel corrosion loop for circulating a U-Mg- Cd alloy at 550 deg C was terminated after 4800 hr of trouble-free operation. The solubility of titanium in liquid cadmium was found to vary between 0.047 at.% at 449 deg C to 0.15 at. % at 651 deg C. The solubility of uranium in liquid lead over the temperature range from 415 to 802 deg C is given. The solubility of uranium in cadmium-magnesium solutions containing up to 72 wt.% Mg at 6l0 deg C was found to decrease smoothly from about 2 wt.% in pure cadmium to about 0.002% in72 wt.% Mg. The partition coefficients of a number of representative fissile and fission product elements between the immiscible liquids aluminum and cadmium at 680 to 688 deg C were measured. The heat of combustion of tungsten disulfide in oxygen was determined to be DELTA E/sub c//sup o//M =-l939.29 plus or minus 0.55 cal/ g for the reaction. The heat of formation of ZrF/sub 4/ was determined by combustions of Zr in F/sub 2/. Two series of calorimetric combustions of B in F/ sub 2/ were carried out. Fuel-Cycle Applications of Volatility and Fluidization Techniques. The Direct Fluorination Volatility Process is being developed to recover uranium and plutonium from spent uranium oxide, Zircaloy-clad fuel elements of the type used in the Dresden nuclear power plant. A study of the kinetics and mechanism of the decomposition of PuF/sub 6/ vapor was initiated. The reaction of PuF/sub 6/ with SF/sub 4/ was investigated. The reaction of SF/ sub 4/ with UO/sub 3/ to produce UF/sub 6/ may be used as a basis for a fuel- recovery process. Conversion of UO/sub 2/ to UC/sub 3/ by means of air and nitric acid vapor and also by means of oxygen and NO/sub 2/ was investigated between 350 and 500 deg C. Several aspects of the Direct Fluorination Process are being studied for the recovery of uranium from highly enriched U-Zr alloy fuels. Experiments incorporating a 2-zone reaction scheme for reacting Zr with HCl-HF gas mixtures were initiated. Laboratory data were obtained on reaction rates of Zircaloy-2 with various mixtures of HF and HCl at various temperatures. A series of fused salt dissolutions of synthetic Zr-U fuel assemblies was carried out in the graphite pilot plant dissolver according to a semicontinuous flowsheet. The conversion of UF/sub 6/ to UO/sub 2/ by direct reaction with steam and hydrogen is being investigated. The first phase of the experimental work in the 6-in. multistage fluid-bed reactor designed to achieve controlled downward transport of solids using external vibrators and without the use of internal downcomers was completed. Reactor Safety. The considerable inhibition of the burning propagation rates of uranium and zirconium by presence of small percentages of halogenated hydrocarbons in air was studied further. The study of ignition of metal powders has continued with studies of ignition of spherical zirconium powders. Preliminary ignition and burning propagation rate studies with plutonium binary alloy foils containing 2 at.% Al, Fe, C, Ni, Mn, and Cr were com

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