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Title: System for storing cathodic protection measurement data

Abstract

This paper describes a custom cathodic protection (CP) database, and discusses how this combination of data structure and software improves the ability to analyze cathodic protection. This may be a unique solution to the task of managing CP data, and may have value to others. This paper is primarily about the database design, and not about cathodic protection, per se. Every database project is a balancing act. A developer can create custom software that performs complex opcrafions requiring modest operator skills. On the other hand, custom software is expensive to both create and maintain. The Hanford CP data system will be used primarily by one person, the CP Engineer. It was concluded that this position could be trained to use off-the-shelf, general purpose database to store data, and spreadsheet software to perform analyses. The database product allows flexibility in data reporting, and enforces referential integrity. The spreadsheet allows many display options. Especially useful are the graphics. This solution entailed minimal computer coding and may lend itself to adoption by others. The data structure was designed by a database application developer, with close guidance from the CP engineer. The system will require modest amounts of attention from computer support staff, primarilymore » for new query development. The data structures are provided in this report, and are available electronically.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
325354
Report Number(s):
WHC-SA-3153-FP; CONF-9703168-
ON: DE98059484; BR: EW3130010; TRN: 96001145
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Corrosion `97: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) conference, New Orleans, LA (United States), 9 Mar 1997; Other Information: PBD: 2 Dec 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; CATHODIC PROTECTION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Bowman, T.J., Westinghouse Hanford. System for storing cathodic protection measurement data. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Bowman, T.J., Westinghouse Hanford. System for storing cathodic protection measurement data. United States.
Bowman, T.J., Westinghouse Hanford. Mon . "System for storing cathodic protection measurement data". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/325354.
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abstractNote = {This paper describes a custom cathodic protection (CP) database, and discusses how this combination of data structure and software improves the ability to analyze cathodic protection. This may be a unique solution to the task of managing CP data, and may have value to others. This paper is primarily about the database design, and not about cathodic protection, per se. Every database project is a balancing act. A developer can create custom software that performs complex opcrafions requiring modest operator skills. On the other hand, custom software is expensive to both create and maintain. The Hanford CP data system will be used primarily by one person, the CP Engineer. It was concluded that this position could be trained to use off-the-shelf, general purpose database to store data, and spreadsheet software to perform analyses. The database product allows flexibility in data reporting, and enforces referential integrity. The spreadsheet allows many display options. Especially useful are the graphics. This solution entailed minimal computer coding and may lend itself to adoption by others. The data structure was designed by a database application developer, with close guidance from the CP engineer. The system will require modest amounts of attention from computer support staff, primarily for new query development. The data structures are provided in this report, and are available electronically.},
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year = {Mon Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 1996},
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