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Title: National Ignition Facility monthly status report--February 2000

Abstract

The Project provides for the design, procurement, construction, assembly, installation, and acceptance testing of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), an experimental inertial confinement fusion facility intended to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory by imploding a small capsule containing a mixture of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium. The NIF will be constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California as determined by the Record of Decision made on December 19, 1996, as a part of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Safety: The Incident Analysis and Construction Management Safety Review Teams were formed to review the January 13, 2000, accident in which a worker received a back injury when a 42-in.-diameter duct fell during installation. One action is to contract DuPont to review the Safety Program. Technical Status: The general status of the technologies underlying the NIF Project remains satisfactory. The issues currently being addressed are (1) cleanliness for installation, assembly, and activation of the laser system by Systems Engineering; (2) laser glass--a second pilot run at one of the two commercial suppliers is ongoing successfully; and (3) operational costs associated with final optics assembly (FOA) optics components--methods are being developed to mitigatemore » 3{omega} damage and to resolve beam rotation issues. Schedule: The completion of the Title II design of laser equipment is now approximately 83% complete. The Beampath Infrastructure System is on the critical schedule path. The procurement strategy was evaluated by commercial construction management and Architectural/Engineering (A/E) contractors with a panel of independent experts, the Beampath Infrastructure System (BIS) Implementation Review Committee Advisory Group. The BIS Integration Management and Installation Services (IMI) Subcontractor solicitation package and approach were presented to NNSA Programmatic and Procurement organizations at the end of February. The formal submittal of the solicitation package is planned for early March. The construction status of the Conventional Facilities at the end of February is 84% complete. Cost: The NIF Project Total Project Cost (TPC) is $1.2B. The Project has obligated 75% of the TPC funds. The remaining contingency is $18.3M. Because of schedule delays and projected increases in the design, construction management, assembly, and installation of the system infrastructure, cost growth of the TPC is anticipated and will remain a major concern until the budget rebaseline process is completed.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15013109
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-137613-00-2
TRN: US0600874
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DEUTERIUM; DUCTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; IMPLEMENTATION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; MIXTURES; OPTICS; PROCUREMENT; ROTATION; SAFETY; SCHEDULES; STOCKPILES; TESTING; TRITIUM; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Moses, E. National Ignition Facility monthly status report--February 2000. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/15013109.
Moses, E. National Ignition Facility monthly status report--February 2000. United States. doi:10.2172/15013109.
Moses, E. Tue . "National Ignition Facility monthly status report--February 2000". United States. doi:10.2172/15013109. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15013109.
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abstractNote = {The Project provides for the design, procurement, construction, assembly, installation, and acceptance testing of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), an experimental inertial confinement fusion facility intended to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory by imploding a small capsule containing a mixture of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium. The NIF will be constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California as determined by the Record of Decision made on December 19, 1996, as a part of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Safety: The Incident Analysis and Construction Management Safety Review Teams were formed to review the January 13, 2000, accident in which a worker received a back injury when a 42-in.-diameter duct fell during installation. One action is to contract DuPont to review the Safety Program. Technical Status: The general status of the technologies underlying the NIF Project remains satisfactory. The issues currently being addressed are (1) cleanliness for installation, assembly, and activation of the laser system by Systems Engineering; (2) laser glass--a second pilot run at one of the two commercial suppliers is ongoing successfully; and (3) operational costs associated with final optics assembly (FOA) optics components--methods are being developed to mitigate 3{omega} damage and to resolve beam rotation issues. Schedule: The completion of the Title II design of laser equipment is now approximately 83% complete. The Beampath Infrastructure System is on the critical schedule path. The procurement strategy was evaluated by commercial construction management and Architectural/Engineering (A/E) contractors with a panel of independent experts, the Beampath Infrastructure System (BIS) Implementation Review Committee Advisory Group. The BIS Integration Management and Installation Services (IMI) Subcontractor solicitation package and approach were presented to NNSA Programmatic and Procurement organizations at the end of February. The formal submittal of the solicitation package is planned for early March. The construction status of the Conventional Facilities at the end of February is 84% complete. Cost: The NIF Project Total Project Cost (TPC) is $1.2B. The Project has obligated 75% of the TPC funds. The remaining contingency is $18.3M. Because of schedule delays and projected increases in the design, construction management, assembly, and installation of the system infrastructure, cost growth of the TPC is anticipated and will remain a major concern until the budget rebaseline process is completed.},
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year = {Tue Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2000},
month = {Tue Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2000}
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