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  1. Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof of Concept Test Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Capps, Gary J; Franzese, Oscar; Knee, Helmut E; Plate, Randall S; Lascurain, Mary Beth

    2009-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FMCSA commissioned the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the condition of the vehicles and their drivers. It is hypothesized that these inspections will: -- Increase safety -- Decrease the number of unsafe commercial vehicles on the road; -- Increase efficiency -- Speed up the inspection process, enabling more inspections to occur, at least on par with the number of weight inspections; -- Improve effectiveness -- Reduce the probability of drivers bypassing CMV inspection stations and increase the likelihood that fleets will attempt to meet the safety regulations; and -- Benefit industry -- Reduce fleet costs, provide good return-on-investment, minimize wait times, and level the playing field. The WRI Program is defined in three phases which are: Phase 1: Proof of Concept Test (POC) Testing of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) or near-COTS technology to validate the wireless inspection concept. Phase 2: Pilot Test Safety technology maturation and back office system integration Phase 3: Field Operational Test Multi-vehicle testing over a multi-state instrumented corridor This report focuses on Phase 1 efforts that were initiated in March, 2006. Technical efforts dealt with the ability of a Universal Wireless Inspection System (UWIS) to collect driver, vehicle, and carrier information; format a Safety Data Message Set from this information; and wirelessly transmit a Safety Data Message Set to a roadside receiver unit or mobile enforcement vehicle.

  2. Wireless Roadside Inspection Phase II Tennessee Commercial Mobile Radio Services Pilot Test Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Franzese, Oscar; Lascurain, Mary Beth; Capps, Gary J; Siekmann, Adam

    2011-05-01

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program is researching the feasibility and value of electronically assessing truck and bus driver and vehicle safety at least 25 times more often than is possible using only roadside physical inspections. The WRI program is evaluating the potential benefits to both the motor carrier industry and to government. These potential benefits include reduction in accidents, fatalities and injuries on our highways and keeping safe and legal drivers and vehicles moving on the highways. WRI Pilot tests were conducted to prototype, test and demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of electronically collecting safety data message sets from in-service commercial vehicles and performing wireless roadside inspections using three different communication methods. This report summarizes the design, conduct and results of the Tennessee CMRS WRI Pilot Test. The purpose of this Pilot test was to demonstrate the implementation of commercial mobile radio services to electronically request and collect safety data message sets from a limited number of commercial vehicles operating in Tennessee. The results of this test have been used in conjunction with the results of the complimentary pilot tests to support an overall assessment of the feasibility and benefits of WRI in enhancing motor carrier safety (reduction in accidents) due to increased compliance (change in motor carrier and driver behavior) caused by conducting frequent safety inspections electronically, at highway speeds, without delay or need to divert into a weigh station

  3. Roadside Hardware Performance

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Roadside Hardware Safety Performance Background Roadside hardware, such as traffic and work zone barriers, bridge railings, and crash cushions, prevent vehicles from leaving the ...

  4. Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains

    SciTech Connect

    Susan Burkett; Hagen Schempf

    2006-01-31

    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design of the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main NDE and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and

  5. Explorer-II: Wireless Self-Powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains

    SciTech Connect

    Carnegie Mellon University

    2008-09-30

    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design, field-trial and Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) sensor evaluation program for the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The resulting robot-train system with CAD renderings of the individual modules. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules

  6. Design of Roadside Safety Features

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Analysis and Design of the Roadside Safety Features for Safety Performance Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers are investigating the performance of a crash wall design to determine its effectiveness in reducing the damage to mechanically supported earth (MSE) wall panels during a vehicular impact. The simulations are based on Test Level 4 impact conditions of the new AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). This involves a 10,000-kg single unit truck (SUT) impacting at 90

  7. Estimating vehicle roadside encroachment frequency using accident prediction models

    SciTech Connect

    Miaou, S.-P.

    1996-07-01

    The existing data to support the development of roadside encroachment- based accident models are extremely limited and largely outdated. Under the sponsorship of the Federal Highway Administration and Transportation Research Board, several roadside safety projects have attempted to address this issue by providing rather comprehensive data collection plans and conducting pilot data collection efforts. It is clear from the results of these studies that the required field data collection efforts will be expensive. Furthermore, the validity of any field collected encroachment data may be questionable because of the technical difficulty to distinguish intentional from unintentional encroachments. This paper proposes an alternative method for estimating the basic roadside encroachment data without actually field collecting them. The method is developed by exploring the probabilistic relationships between a roadside encroachment event and a run-off-the-road event With some mild assumptions, the method is capable of providing a wide range of basic encroachment data from conventional accident prediction models. To illustrate the concept and use of such a method, some basic encroachment data are estimated for rural two-lane undivided roads. In addition, the estimated encroachment data are compared with the existing collected data. The illustration shows that the method described in this paper can be a viable approach to estimating basic encroachment data without actually collecting them which can be very costly.

  8. INSPECTION REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Worker Safety and Health at the Y-12 National Security Complex OAI-L-16-06 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 22, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINSTRATION PRODUCTION OFFICE FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Worker Safety and Health at the

  9. Wireless adiabatic power transfer

    SciTech Connect

    Rangelov, A.A.; Suchowski, H.; Silberberg, Y.; Vitanov, N.V.

    2011-03-15

    Research Highlights: > Efficient and robust mid-range wireless energy transfer between two coils. > The adiabatic energy transfer is analogous to adiabatic passage in quantum optics. > Wireless energy transfer is insensitive to any resonant constraints. > Wireless energy transfer is insensitive to noise in the neighborhood of the coils. - Abstract: We propose a technique for efficient mid-range wireless power transfer between two coils, by adapting the process of adiabatic passage for a coherently driven two-state quantum system to the realm of wireless energy transfer. The proposed technique is shown to be robust to noise, resonant constraints, and other interferences that exist in the neighborhood of the coils.

  10. Dynamic Wireless Charging

    SciTech Connect

    2015-03-13

    ORNL successfully demonstrated in-motion wireless charging in the laboratory using a small GEM vehicle and a series of six charging coils.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0384

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Concerns Regarding the Martin Marietta Corporate Review of Health and Safety at Martin Marietta Energy Systems

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0438

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Reporting at Oak Ridge of Potential Noncompliances With DOE Price-Anderson Amendments Act Implementing Rules

  13. Wireless Charging | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Charging Wireless Charging 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting vss103_miller_2013_o.pdf (4.68 MB) More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging Wireless Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Wireless Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV)

  14. Wireless Environment LLC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Wireless Environment LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Wireless Environment LLC Place: Elyria, Ohio Product: Wireless Environment designs light-emitting diode lighting products...

  15. Wireless Sensor Networks: Monitoring and Control

    SciTech Connect

    Hastbacka, Mildred; Ponoum, Ratcharit; Bouza, Antonio

    2013-05-31

    The article discusses wireless sensor technologies for building energy monitoring and control. This article, also, addresses wireless sensor networks as well as benefits and challenges of using wireless sensors. The energy savings and market potential of wireless sensors are reviewed.

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0746

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    l nspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Work Packages for Site Support Service; at Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 29, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TI38 S E C m U R Y FROM: h p Gregor - . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alalnos National Laboratory" The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0821

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0821 September 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 11, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's (DOE's)

  18. SUMMARY INSPECTION REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    INSPECTION REPORT Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at a Department of Energy Site Office DOE/IG-0921* *An OUO Version of this report was issued under the same number September 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 30, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Summary of Inspection Report on "Alleged Fraud, Waste,

  19. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Moore, Francis W.

    1987-01-01

    A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected.

  20. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Moore, F.W.

    1985-04-05

    A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected. 10 figs.

  1. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOEpatents

    Zollingger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Park, L.R.

    1995-03-21

    An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.

  2. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOEpatents

    Zollingger, W. Thor; Appel, D. Keith; Park, Larry R.

    1995-01-01

    An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.

  3. Insecurity of Wireless Networks

    SciTech Connect

    Sheldon, Frederick T; Weber, John Mark; Yoo, Seong-Moo; Pan, W. David

    2012-01-01

    Wireless is a powerful core technology enabling our global digital infrastructure. Wi-Fi networks are susceptible to attacks on Wired Equivalency Privacy, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and WPA2. These attack signatures can be profiled into a system that defends against such attacks on the basis of their inherent characteristics. Wi-Fi is the standard protocol for wireless networks used extensively in US critical infrastructures. Since the Wired Equivalency Privacy (WEP) security protocol was broken, the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol has been considered the secure alternative compatible with hardware developed for WEP. However, in November 2008, researchers developed an attack on WPA, allowing forgery of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packets. Subsequent enhancements have enabled ARP poisoning, cryptosystem denial of service, and man-in-the-middle attacks. Open source systems and methods (OSSM) have long been used to secure networks against such attacks. This article reviews OSSMs and the results of experimental attacks on WPA. These experiments re-created current attacks in a laboratory setting, recording both wired and wireless traffic. The article discusses methods of intrusion detection and prevention in the context of cyber physical protection of critical Internet infrastructure. The basis for this research is a specialized (and undoubtedly incomplete) taxonomy of Wi-Fi attacks and their adaptations to existing countermeasures and protocol revisions. Ultimately, this article aims to provide a clearer picture of how and why wireless protection protocols and encryption must achieve a more scientific basis for detecting and preventing such attacks.

  4. Piping inspection round robin

    SciTech Connect

    Heasler, P.G.; Doctor, S.R.

    1996-04-01

    The piping inspection round robin was conducted in 1981 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to quantify the capability of ultrasonics for inservice inspection and to address some aspects of reliability for this type of nondestructive evaluation (NDE). The round robin measured the crack detection capabilities of seven field inspection teams who employed procedures that met or exceeded the 1977 edition through the 1978 addenda of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section 11 Code requirements. Three different types of materials were employed in the study (cast stainless steel, clad ferritic, and wrought stainless steel), and two different types of flaws were implanted into the specimens (intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCCs) and thermal fatigue cracks (TFCs)). When considering near-side inspection, far-side inspection, and false call rate, the overall performance was found to be best in clad ferritic, less effective in wrought stainless steel and the worst in cast stainless steel. Depth sizing performance showed little correlation with the true crack depths.

  5. Techeon Mechatronics and Wireless | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Techeon Mechatronics and Wireless Jump to: navigation, search Name: Techeon Mechatronics and Wireless Place: Unterhaching, Bavaria, Germany Zip: 82008 Product: Bavaria-based...

  6. IR Spot Weld Inspect

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2014-01-01

    In automotive industry, destructive inspection of spot welds is still the mandatory quality assurance method due to the lack of efficient non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tools. However, it is costly and time-consuming. Recently at ORNL, a new NDE prototype system for spot weld inspection using infrared (IR) thermography has been developed to address this problem. This software contains all the key functions that ensure the NDE system to work properly: system input/output control, image acquisition, datamore » analysis, weld quality database generation and weld quality prediction, etc.« less

  7. Requirements for Bridge Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Requirements for Bridge Inspection Requirements for Bridge Inspection More Documents & Publications Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Slide 1 National...

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0383 | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    6, 1996 Inspection of Human Subject Research in Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Projects Inspection Report: IG-0383 (18.89 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection ...

  9. Thermographic Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Thermographic Inspections Thermographic Inspections Thermographic Inspections Energy auditors may use thermography -- or infrared scanning -- to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes. How Thermographic Inspections Work Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building's skin, ranging from white for warm

  10. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1994-01-01

    Pipe crawlers, pipe inspection {open_quotes}rabbits{close_quotes} and similar vehicles are widely used for inspecting the interior surfaces of piping systems, storage tanks and process vessels for damaged or flawed structural features. This paper describes the design of a flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus.

  11. Wireless passive radiation sensor

    DOEpatents

    Pfeifer, Kent B; Rumpf, Arthur N; Yelton, William G; Limmer, Steven J

    2013-12-03

    A novel measurement technique is employed using surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, passive RF, and radiation-sensitive films to provide a wireless passive radiation sensor that requires no batteries, outside wiring, or regular maintenance. The sensor is small (<1 cm.sup.2), physically robust, and will operate unattended for decades. In addition, the sensor can be insensitive to measurement position and read distance due to a novel self-referencing technique eliminating the need to measure absolute responses that are dependent on RF transmitter location and power.

  12. Overview of the software inspection process

    SciTech Connect

    Lane, G.L.; Dabbs, R.

    1997-11-01

    This tutorial introduces attendees to the Inspection Process and teaches them how to organize and participate in a software inspection. The tutorial advocates the benefits of inspections and encourages attendees to socialize the inspection process in their organizations.

  13. Sandia Energy - Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Permitting, Inspection, and Interconnection Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Solar Market Transformation Permitting, Inspection, and...

  14. Inspection Report: S021S013

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection Report to Management on Inspection of 2001 Safeguards and Security Survey of Los Alamos National Laboratory

  15. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection ...

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Saver

    Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2007 January 2007 Independent Oversight...

  17. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOEpatents

    Haas, Jeffrey S.; Simpson, Randall L.; Satcher, Joe H.

    2007-11-13

    An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

  18. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOEpatents

    Haas, Jeffrey S.; Simpson, Randall L.; Satcher, Joe H.

    2010-10-05

    An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

  19. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Forman, S.E.; Caunt, J.W.

    1985-02-26

    Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface. 4 figs.

  20. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Forman, Steven E.; Caunt, James W.

    1985-02-26

    Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface.

  1. Biomonitoring with Wireless Communications

    SciTech Connect

    Budinger, Thomas F.

    2003-03-01

    This review is divided into three sections: technologies for monitoring physiological parameters; biosensors for chemical assays and wireless communications technologies including image transmissions. Applications range from monitoring high risk patients for heart, respiratory activity and falls to sensing levels of physical activity in military, rescue, and sports personnel. The range of measurements include, heart rate, pulse wave form, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, tissue pCO2, exhaled carbon dioxide and physical activity. Other feasible measurements will employ miniature chemical laboratories on silicon or plastic chips. The measurements can be extended to clinical chemical assays ranging from common blood assays to protein or specialized protein measurements (e.g., troponin, creatine, and cytokines such as TNF and IL6). Though the feasibility of using wireless technology to communicate vital signs has been demonstrated 32 years ago (1) it has been only recently that practical and portable devices and communications net works have become generally available for inexpensive deployment of comfortable and affordable devices and systems.

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0534 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0534 December 1, 2001 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force and Special Response Team Inspection Report: IG-0534 (10.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0557 Inspection Report: IG-0563 Inspection Report: IG-0633

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0619 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    19 Inspection Report: IG-0619 September 16, 2003 The Security Afforded Selected Tritium Reservoir Shipments (U) The inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to know Inspection Report: IG-0619 (20.66 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0731 Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0809

  4. Wireless device monitoring methods, wireless device monitoring systems, and articles of manufacture

    DOEpatents

    McCown, Steven H.; Derr, Kurt W.; Rohde, Kenneth W.

    2012-05-08

    Wireless device monitoring methods, wireless device monitoring systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, a wireless device monitoring method includes accessing device configuration information of a wireless device present at a secure area, wherein the device configuration information comprises information regarding a configuration of the wireless device, accessing stored information corresponding to the wireless device, wherein the stored information comprises information regarding the configuration of the wireless device, comparing the device configuration information with the stored information, and indicating the wireless device as one of authorized and unauthorized for presence at the secure area using the comparing.

  5. Wireless power transfer test system

    SciTech Connect

    Gilchrist, Aaron; Wu, Hunter; Sealy, Kylee D.; Israelsen, Paul D.

    2015-09-22

    A testing system for wireless power transfer systems, including a stationary plate, a rotating plate, and a driver to rotate the rotating plate with respect to the stationary plate.

  6. Wireless power transfer system

    DOEpatents

    Wu, Hunter; Sealy, Kylee; Gilchrist, Aaron

    2016-02-23

    A system includes a first stage of an inductive power transfer system with an LCL load resonant converter with a switching section, an LCL tuning circuit, and a primary receiver pad. The IPT system includes a second stage with a secondary receiver pad, a secondary resonant circuit, a secondary rectification circuit, and a secondary decoupling converter. The secondary receiver pad connects to the secondary resonant circuit. The secondary resonant circuit connects to the secondary rectification circuit. The secondary rectification circuit connects to the secondary decoupling converter. The second stage connects to a load. The load includes an energy storage element. The second stage and load are located on a vehicle and the first stage is located at a fixed location. The primary receiver pad wirelessly transfers power to the secondary receiver pad across a gap when the vehicle positions the secondary receiver pad with respect to the primary receiver pad.

  7. Wireless Josephson amplifier

    SciTech Connect

    Narla, A.; Sliwa, K. M.; Hatridge, M.; Shankar, S.; Frunzio, L.; Schoelkopf, R. J.; Devoret, M. H.

    2014-06-09

    Josephson junction parametric amplifiers are playing a crucial role in the readout chain in superconducting quantum information experiments. However, their integration with current 3D cavity implementations poses the problem of transitioning between waveguide, coax cables, and planar circuits. Moreover, Josephson amplifiers require auxiliary microwave components, like directional couplers and/or hybrids, that are sources of spurious losses and impedance mismatches that limit measurement efficiency and amplifier tunability. We have developed a wireless architecture for these parametric amplifiers that eliminates superfluous microwave components and interconnects. This greatly simplifies their assembly and integration into experiments. We present an experimental realization of such a device operating in the 911?GHz band with about 100?MHz of amplitude gain-bandwidth product, on par with devices mounted in conventional sample holders. The simpler impedance environment presented to the amplifier also results in increased amplifier tunability.

  8. Pellet inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Wilks, Robert S.; Taleff, Alexander; Sturges, Jr., Robert H.

    1982-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting nuclear fuel pellets in a sealed container for diameter, flaws, length and weight. The apparatus includes, in an array, a pellet pick-up station, four pellet inspection stations and a pellet sorting station. The pellets are delivered one at a time to the pick-up station by a vibrating bowl through a vibrating linear conveyor. Grippers each associated with a successive pair of the stations are reciprocable together to pick up a pellet at the upstream station of each pair and to deposit the pellet at the corresponding downstream station. The gripper jaws are opened selectively depending on the state of the pellets at the stations and the particular cycle in which the apparatus is operating. Inspection for diameter, flaws and length is effected in each case by a laser beam projected on the pellets by a precise optical system while each pellet is rotated by rollers. Each laser and its optical system are mounted in a container which is free standing on a precise surface and is provided with locating buttons which engage locating holes in the surface so that each laser and its optical system is precisely set. The roller stands are likewise free standing and are similarly precisely positioned. The diameter optical system projects a thin beam of light which scans across the top of each pellet and is projected on a diode array. The fl GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAUSE The invention herein described was made in the course of or under a contract or subcontract thereunder with the Department of Energy bearing No. EY-67-14-C-2170.

  9. Laser Safety Inspection Criteria

    SciTech Connect

    Barat, K

    2005-06-13

    A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers references this requirement through several sections. One such reference is Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''. The composition, frequency and rigor of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms It is common for audit findings from one inspector or inspection to the next to vary even when reviewing the same material. How often has one heard a comment, ''well this area has been inspected several times over the years and no one ever said this or that was a problem before''. A great number of audit items, and therefore findings, are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the auditor to particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage, to one set of eyes might be completely adequate, while to another, inadequate. In order to provide consistency, the Laser Safety Office of the National Ignition Facility Directorate has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. The criteria are distributed to laser users. It serves two broad purposes; first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor. Second, it is an opportunity to explain audit items to the laser user and thus the reasons for some of these items, such as labelling of beam blocks.

  10. Acoustic inspection device

    DOEpatents

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Burghard, Brion J.; Skorpik, James R.; Pappas, Richard A.; Mullen, O. Dennis; Samuel, Todd J.; Reid, Larry D.; Harris, Joe C.; Valencia, Juan D.; Smalley, Jonathan T.; Shepard, Chester L.; Taylor, Theodore T.

    2005-09-06

    An ultrasound inspection apparatus particularly adapted to examine containers (sealed or unsealed) containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The apparatus has an overall configuration of a hand held pistol with a front transducer contact surface that is positioned against a front wall of the container. An ultrasound pulse is transmitted from the apparatus to be reflected from a back wall of a container being investigated. The received echo pulse is converted to a digital waveform. The waveform is analyzed relative to temperature, travel distance of the pulse(s), and time of travel to ascertain characteristics of the liquid or other materials and to provide identification of the same.

  11. Ceramic inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Werve, Michael E. (Modesto, CA)

    2006-05-16

    A system for inspecting a ceramic component. The ceramic component is positioned on a first rotary table. The first rotary table rotates the ceramic component. Light is directed toward the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. A detector is located on a second rotary table. The second rotary table is operably connected to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. The second rotary table is used to move the detector at an angle to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component.

  12. Wireless Power Transfer

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    Wireless Power Transfer is an innovative approach using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformers designed for today's growing plug-in electric vehicle market. This technology can provide a convenient, safe and flexible means to charge electric vehicles under stationary and dynamic conditions. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) are burdened by the need for cable and plug charger, galvanic isolation of the on-board electronics, bulk and cost of this charger and the large energy storage system (ESS) packs needed. With a system where you have to physically plug in there are a number of occasions where the owner could very well forget to charge the vehicle. For stationary applications (like charging of a PHEV at home), ORNL's innovative wireless power transfer technology adds a convenience factor compared to actually plugging in which will mean that the vehicle will have a full charge every morning. Electric vehicle charging must be safe, compact and efficient in order to be convenient for customers. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, energy is transferred to the battery with lower energy losses and with fewer demands on the primary circuit by the rest of the transformer system. The ORNL discovery shows that sufficient power for the battery can be transferred from the primary to secondary circuits without significant energy losses if the operating frequency is set at 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency of the circuit. The electrical power is then transmitted to the chargeable battery, which is electrically coupled to the secondary circuit through the air core transformer. Some advantages include: Reduced energy losses during transfer of energy to the battery; A charge potential that is relatively unaffected by up to 25% misalignment of vehicle; and Other receiving components draw less power from the primary circuit. These advantages allow wireless power technology applications to expand at the workplace and beyond as the

  13. Wireless Power Transfer

    SciTech Connect

    2013-07-22

    Wireless Power Transfer is an innovative approach using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformers designed for today's growing plug-in electric vehicle market. This technology can provide a convenient, safe and flexible means to charge electric vehicles under stationary and dynamic conditions. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) are burdened by the need for cable and plug charger, galvanic isolation of the on-board electronics, bulk and cost of this charger and the large energy storage system (ESS) packs needed. With a system where you have to physically plug in there are a number of occasions where the owner could very well forget to charge the vehicle. For stationary applications (like charging of a PHEV at home), ORNL's innovative wireless power transfer technology adds a convenience factor compared to actually plugging in which will mean that the vehicle will have a full charge every morning. Electric vehicle charging must be safe, compact and efficient in order to be convenient for customers. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, energy is transferred to the battery with lower energy losses and with fewer demands on the primary circuit by the rest of the transformer system. The ORNL discovery shows that sufficient power for the battery can be transferred from the primary to secondary circuits without significant energy losses if the operating frequency is set at 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency of the circuit. The electrical power is then transmitted to the chargeable battery, which is electrically coupled to the secondary circuit through the air core transformer. Some advantages include: Reduced energy losses during transfer of energy to the battery; A charge potential that is relatively unaffected by up to 25% misalignment of vehicle; and Other receiving components draw less power from the primary circuit. These advantages allow wireless power technology applications to expand at the workplace and beyond as the

  14. 2004 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Site was inspected on October 16, 2008, 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 site is in excellent condition. Vegetation control activities (mow and spray) have been effective in reducing the populations of weed species present

  15. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2012 LMS/MNT/S09498 This page intentionally left blank LMS/MNT/S09498 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2012 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2012 Doc. No. S09498 Page i Contents Executive Summary

  16. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2013 LMS/MNT/S11014 This page intentionally left blank LMS/MNT/S11014 2013 Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2013 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2013 Doc. No. S11014 Page i Contents Executive Summary

  17. Waste inspection tomography (WIT)

    SciTech Connect

    Bernardi, R.T.

    1995-10-01

    Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT) provides mobile semi-trailer mounted nondestructive examination (NDE) and assay (NDA) for nuclear waste drum characterization. WIT uses various computed tomography (CT) methods for both NDE and NDA of nuclear waste drums. Low level waste (LLW), transuranic (TRU), and mixed radioactive waste can be inspected and characterized without opening the drums. With externally transmitted x-ray NDE techniques, WIT has the ability to identify high density waste materials like heavy metals, define drum contents in two- and three-dimensional space, quantify free liquid volumes through density and x-ray attenuation coefficient discrimination, and measure drum wall thickness. With waste emitting gamma-ray NDA techniques, WIT can locate gamma emitting radioactive sources in two- and three-dimensional space, identify gamma emitting, isotopic species, identify the external activity levels of emitting gamma-ray sources, correct for waste matrix attenuation, provide internal activity approximations, and provide the data needed for waste classification as LLW or TRU.

  18. inspection | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Security Site (NNSS). For the first time, CTBT surrogate inspectors and other inspection experts were able to visit NNSS, a former nuclear explosive test site that now supports

  19. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  20. Laser Safety Inspection Criteria

    SciTech Connect

    Barat, K

    2005-02-11

    A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser safety audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe use of Lasers references this requirement in several sections: (1) Section 1.3.2 LSO Specific Responsibilities states under Hazard Evaluation, ''The LSO shall be responsible for hazards evaluation of laser work areas''; (2) Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''; and (3) Appendix D, under Survey and Inspections, it states, ''the LSO will survey by inspection, as considered necessary, all areas where laser equipment is used''. Therefore, for facilities using Class 3B and or Class 4 lasers, audits for laser safety compliance are expected to be conducted. The composition, frequency and rigueur of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms. In many institutions, a sole Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or a number of Deputy LSO's perform these audits. For that matter, there are institutions that request users to perform a self-assessment audit. Many items on the common audit list and the associated findings are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the LSO or auditor in particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage is an example; to one set of eyes a particular arrangement might be completely adequate, while to another the installation may be inadequate. In order to provide more consistency, the National Ignition Facility Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (NIF-LLNL) has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. These criteria are distributed to laser users, and they serve two broad purposes: first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor, and second, it is an

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0377 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0377 August 3, 1995 Inspection of Westinghouse Savannah River Company Fees for Managing and Operating the Savannah River Site Inspection Report: IG-0377 (211.21 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0406 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0378 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0378 August 29, 1995 Report on Follow-up Inspection of the Double Funding of Security for Special Nuclear Material at Richland Operations Inspection Report: IG-0378 (145.71 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0377 Inspection Report: IG-0401 Audit Report: IG-0447

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This inspection report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with a need to know. IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0633 (24.82 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: IG-0557

  4. Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture

    DOEpatents

    Steele, Kerry D [Kennewick, WA; Anderson, Gordon A [Benton City, WA; Gilbert, Ronald W [Morgan Hill, CA

    2011-02-01

    Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture are described. In one aspect, a communications device identification method includes providing identification information regarding a group of wireless identification devices within a wireless communications range of a reader, using the provided identification information, selecting one of a plurality of different search procedures for identifying unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices within the wireless communications range, and identifying at least some of the unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices using the selected one of the search procedures.

  5. Inspection system calibration methods

    DOEpatents

    Deason, Vance A.; Telschow, Kenneth L.

    2004-12-28

    An inspection system calibration method includes producing two sideband signals of a first wavefront; interfering the two sideband signals in a photorefractive material, producing an output signal therefrom having a frequency and a magnitude; and producing a phase modulated operational signal having a frequency different from the output signal frequency, a magnitude, and a phase modulation amplitude. The method includes determining a ratio of the operational signal magnitude to the output signal magnitude, determining a ratio of a 1st order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude to a 0th order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude, and comparing the magnitude ratio to the Bessel function ratio.

  6. 2003 Annual Inspection of the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection Report for the DOE Monticello, Utah, Mill Tailings Site and Monticello Vicinity Properties December 2014 LMS/MNT/S12425 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Annual Inspection-Monticello, Utah December 2014 Doc. No. S12425 Page i Contents Abbreviations .................................................................................................................................. ii Executive Summary

  7. Thermographic inspection of massive structures

    SciTech Connect

    Renshaw, Jeremy B.; Guimaraes, Maria; Scott, David B.

    2014-02-18

    Nondestructive Evaluation of concrete structures is a growing concern for the nuclear industry as well as for many other industries. As critical concrete components continue to age, the ability to assess the health and suitability for continued service has become a key consideration. In some cases, repair of these structures is difficult and expensive, while replacement is prohibitively expensive or, in some cases, not feasible. Therefore, the ability to inspect these key assets is a primary concern, especially in the nuclear industry. Due to the large size of containment buildings, cooling towers, and other large concrete assets, the ability to rapidly inspect for defects of concern is very desirable. Thermographic inspection appears to have the required ability to rapidly inspect large structures to ascertain the location and size of many of the defects of concern. This ability was demonstrated by performing a thermographic inspection of a large concrete dam in 2 days.

  8. Device for inspecting vessel surfaces

    DOEpatents

    Appel, D. Keith

    1995-01-01

    A portable, remotely-controlled inspection crawler for use along the walls of tanks, vessels, piping and the like. The crawler can be configured to use a vacuum chamber for supporting itself on the inspected surface by suction or a plurality of magnetic wheels for moving the crawler along the inspected surface. The crawler is adapted to be equipped with an ultrasonic probe for mapping the structural integrity or other characteristics of the surface being inspected. Navigation of the crawler is achieved by triangulation techniques between a signal transmitter on the crawler and a pair of microphones attached to a fixed, remote location, such as the crawler's deployment unit. The necessary communications are established between the crawler and computers external to the inspection environment for position control and storage and/or monitoring of data acquisition.

  9. Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Michaels, Jennifer E.; Michaels, Thomas E.; Mech, Jr., Stephen J.

    1984-01-01

    An ultrasonic inspection apparatus for the inspection of metal structures, especially installed pipes. The apparatus combines a specimen inspection element, an acoustical velocity sensing element, and a surface profiling element, all in one scanning head. A scanning head bellows contains a volume of oil above the pipe surface, serving as acoustical couplant between the scanning head and the pipe. The scanning head is mounted on a scanning truck which is mobile around a circular track surrounding the pipe. The scanning truck has sufficient motors, gears, and position encoders to allow the scanning head six degrees of motion freedom. A computer system continually monitors acoustical velocity, and uses that parameter to process surface profiling and inspection data. The profiling data is used to automatically control scanning head position and alignment and to define a coordinate system used to identify and interpret inspection data. The apparatus is suitable for highly automated, remote application in hostile environments, particularly high temperature and radiation areas.

  10. Radiographic Inspection of Fueled Clads

    SciTech Connect

    Timothy J. Roney; Karen M. Wendt

    2005-04-01

    Five general purpose heat source (GPHS) fueled clads were radiographically inspected at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The girth weld region of each clad had previously passed visual examination, ring gauge test, and leak test but showed “positive” indications on the ultrasonic (UT) test. Positive ultrasonic indications are allowable under certain weld conditions; radiographic inspection provides a secondary nonintrusive means of clad inspection and may confirm allowable anomalies from the UT inspection. All the positive UT indications were found to exhibit allowable weld shield fusion or mismatch conditions. No indication of void defects was found. One additional clad (FCO371) was deemed unacceptable for radiographic inspection due to an unknown black substance that obscured the angular origin on the weld so that the angular offset to the UT indication could not be found.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0367 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    March 16, 1995 Report on Inspection of an Intelligence Work-For-Others Project at the ... Inspection Report: IG-0369 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 DOE O 481.1C, WORK FOR OTHERS ...

  12. Long-Range Untethered Real-Time Live Gas Main Robotic Inspection System

    SciTech Connect

    Hagen Schempf; Daphne D'Zurko

    2004-10-31

    Under funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) developed an untethered, wireless remote controlled inspection robot dubbed Explorer. The project entailed the design and prototyping of a wireless self-powered video-inspection robot capable of accessing live 6- and 8-inch diameter cast-iron and steel mains, while traversing turns and Ts and elbows under real-time control with live video feedback to an operator. The design is that of a segmented actively articulated and wheel-leg powered robot design, with fisheye imaging capability and self-powered battery storage and wireless real-time communication link. The prototype was functionally tested in an above ground pipe-network, in order to debug all mechanical, electrical and software subsystems, and develop the necessary deployment and retrieval, as well as obstacle-handling scripts. A pressurized natural gas test-section was used to certify it for operation in natural gas at up to 60 psig. Two subsequent live-main field-trials in both cast-iron and steel pipe, demonstrated its ability to be safely launched, operated and retrieved under real-world conditions. The system's ability to safely and repeatably exidrecover from angled and vertical launchers, traverse multi-thousand foot long pipe-sections, make T and varied-angle elbow-turns while wirelessly sending live video and handling command and control messages, was clearly demonstrated. Video-inspection was clearly shown to be a viable tool to understand the state of this critical buried infrastructure, irrespective of low- (cast-iron) or high-pressure (steel) conditions. This report covers the different aspects of specifications, requirements, design, prototyping, integration and testing and field-trialing of the Explorer platform.

  13. Wireless device monitoring systems and monitoring devices, and associated methods

    DOEpatents

    McCown, Steven H; Derr, Kurt W; Rohde, Kenneth W

    2014-05-27

    Wireless device monitoring systems and monitoring devices include a communications module for receiving wireless communications of a wireless device. Processing circuitry is coupled with the communications module and configured to process the wireless communications to determine whether the wireless device is authorized or unauthorized to be present at the monitored area based on identification information of the wireless device. Methods of monitoring for the presence and identity of wireless devices are also provided.

  14. Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2008 Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 April 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report...

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0654 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0654 (487.38 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0674 FAQS Reference Guide - Aviation Safety Officer FAQS Reference Guide - Aviation ...

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    8 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920 This report provides the results of an inspection of...

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0656 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0656 August 10, 2004 Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to...

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office...

    Energy Saver

    Office - December 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site Office - December 2009 December 2009 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Savannah River Site Office and ...

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January...

    Energy Saver

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - January 2010 January 2010 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site This report provides the results of ...

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0531 November 13, 2001 Inspection of Cyber Security Standards for Sensitive Personal Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of ...

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report ...

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and ...

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    63 Inspection Report: IG-0563 July 1, 2002 Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel at the West Valley Demonstration Project (U) PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0563 More Documents &...

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 June 2010 Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program This report provides the results of ...

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0557 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Report: IG-0557 June 1, 2002 Inspection of Department of Energy Fresh Pursuit Policies and Practices PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0557 More Documents & Publications...

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, ...

  7. CRAD, Performance Based Inspection- June 9, 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Performance Based Inspection of Worker Safety and Health Utilizing the ISM Core Functions: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, (HSS CRAD 64-10, Rev. 2)

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0809 January 2009 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System This ... More Documents & Publications Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809 Inspection ...

  9. WIRELESS FOR A NUCLEAR FACILITY

    SciTech Connect

    Shull, D; Joe Cordaro, J

    2007-03-28

    The introduction of wireless technology into a government site where nuclear material is processed and stored brings new meaning to the term ''harsh environment''. At SRNL, we are attempting to address not only the harsh RF and harsh physical environment common to industrial facilities, but also the ''harsh'' regulatory environment necessitated by the nature of the business at our site. We will discuss our concepts, processes, and expected outcomes in our attempts to surmount the roadblocks and reap the benefits of wireless in our ''factory''.

  10. Wireless Technologies Implications for Power Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Fuhr, Peter L; Manges, Wayne W; Schweitzer, Patrick; Kagan, Hesh

    2010-01-01

    Wireless technologies have advanced well beyond simple SCADA radio systems and point-to-point links. The current applications supported by industrial-grade wireless sensors and systems range from field measurements (classic I/O) to voice, video, asset tracking, mobile operators, etc. Which such a wide array of supported applications, the belief that wireless technology will only impact power systems in terms of wireless sensors is shortsighted. This paper, coauthored by a group of individuals intimately involved in the general realm of industrial wireless , presents a simple snapshot of current radio technologies that are used (or seriously contemplated for use) in power systems.

  11. F Reactor Inspection

    SciTech Connect

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-10-29

    Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has been ongoing since 1989. As part of the Tri-Party Agreement, the Department completes surveillance and maintenance activities of cocooned reactors periodically to evaluate the structural integrity of the safe storage enclosure and to ensure confinement of any remaining hazardous materials. "This entry marks a transition of sorts because the Hanford Long-Term Stewardship Program, for the first time, was responsible for conducting the entry and surveillance and maintenance activities," said Keith Grindstaff, Energy Department Long-Term Stewardship Program Manager. "As the River Corridor cleanup work is completed and transitioned to long-term stewardship, our program will manage any on-going requirements."

  12. F Reactor Inspection

    ScienceCinema

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-11-24

    Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has been ongoing since 1989. As part of the Tri-Party Agreement, the Department completes surveillance and maintenance activities of cocooned reactors periodically to evaluate the structural integrity of the safe storage enclosure and to ensure confinement of any remaining hazardous materials. "This entry marks a transition of sorts because the Hanford Long-Term Stewardship Program, for the first time, was responsible for conducting the entry and surveillance and maintenance activities," said Keith Grindstaff, Energy Department Long-Term Stewardship Program Manager. "As the River Corridor cleanup work is completed and transitioned to long-term stewardship, our program will manage any on-going requirements."

  13. 2006 Annual Inspection for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... destroyed prior to the 2004 inspection during construction of a pipeline near the site. ... A pipeline associated with the project is adjacent to County Road 212 and passes just ...

  14. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2006-01-01

    This revised ITP tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provide how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  15. Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) present a series of three webinars on Solar Permitting & Inspection. As part of the U...

  16. Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System

    SciTech Connect

    Kevin L. Young

    2006-02-01

    This paper describes the Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System and its application to emergency response involving chemical, biological or radiological contamination. The Idaho National Laboratory designed the Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System to assist the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Teams during their mission of emergency response to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. The lightweight, handheld camera transmits encrypted, real-time video from inside a contaminated area, or hot-zone, to a command post located a safe distance away. The system includes a small wireless video camera, a true-diversity receiver, viewing console, and an optional extension link that allows the command post to be placed up to five miles from danger. It can be fully deployed by one person in a standalone configuration in less than 10 minutes. The complete system is battery powered. Each rechargeable camera battery powers the camera for 3 hours with the receiver and video monitor battery lasting 22 hours on a single charge. The camera transmits encrypted, low frequency analog video signals to a true-diversity receiver with three antennas. This unique combination of encryption and transmission technologies delivers encrypted, interference-free images to the command post under conditions where other wireless systems fail. The lightweight camera is completely waterproof for quick and easy decontamination after use. The Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System is currently being used by several National Guard Teams, the US Army, and by fire fighters. The system has been proven to greatly enhance situational awareness during the crucial, initial phase of a hazardous response allowing commanders to make better, faster, safer decisions.

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- February 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

  18. Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document walks Grantees through the Inspection and Monitoring requirement of the Quality Work Plan.

  19. Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for

  20. EM's Laboratory Supports Testing Wireless Technology in Secure...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Joe Cordaro of SRNL observes the secure wireless TAM cart. Joe Cordaro of SRNL observes the secure wireless TAM cart. AIKEN, S.C. - Wireless networks have become commonplace in ...

  1. Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study bulletin describes how to improve data center energy efficiency for wireless sensors, and how to use that information to manage the data center.

  2. Standards for the wireless IoT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ZigBee Alliance was founded in 2002 Focus is on low-power wireless networking specifications, application standards, and certification programs for the Internet of Things Specifies ...

  3. Secure Wireless Tritium Air Monitoring Cart Development

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... (high, low and trouble) - No Watch Dog Timer Circuit - No usable linear analog out ... Group * Fail Safe * Independent Watch Dog Timer Circuits in UTT and at Wireless ...

  4. Wireless communication devices and movement monitoring methods

    DOEpatents

    Skorpik, James R.

    2006-10-31

    Wireless communication devices and movement monitoring methods are described. In one aspect, a wireless communication device includes a housing, wireless communication circuitry coupled with the housing and configured to communicate wireless signals, movement circuitry coupled with the housing and configured to provide movement data regarding movement sensed by the movement circuitry, and event processing circuitry coupled with the housing and the movement circuitry, wherein the event processing circuitry is configured to process the movement data, and wherein at least a portion of the event processing circuitry is configured to operate in a first operational state having a different power consumption rate compared with a second operational state.

  5. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    their introduction into control center networks and field devices compound this ... Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks in Process Control ...

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Wireless & Conductive...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wireless & Conductive Charging Testing to support Code & Standards Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Wireless & Conductive Charging Testing to support Code & Standards ...

  7. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2016: Wireless & Conductive...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wireless & Conductive Charging Testing to Support Code & Standards Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2016: Wireless & Conductive Charging Testing to Support Code & Standards ...

  8. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wireless Charging Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program ...

  9. Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells The patented system delivers ...

  10. Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Transmission Line Monitoring...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Technical Report: Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Transmission Line Monitoring Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Transmission ...

  11. Announcing $4 Million For Wireless EV Charging | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    charging technology to provide hands-free, automated charging of parked vehicles. Static wireless charging - or wireless charging when the vehicle is parked - can ensure easy...

  12. Wireless data monitor technical manual

    SciTech Connect

    Deck, J.W.

    1992-09-21

    This document describes the hardware and software design of a multi-site wireless data acquisition system developed for the Utilities Operations department at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Some unique features incorporated in the project are the use of packet radio modems to implement a multipoint system and the use of a commercial alpha-numeric telephone pager to allow site alarms to ``chase`` the operator.

  13. Wireless data monitor technical manual

    SciTech Connect

    Deck, J.W.

    1992-09-21

    This document describes the hardware and software design of a multi-site wireless data acquisition system developed for the Utilities Operations department at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Some unique features incorporated in the project are the use of packet radio modems to implement a multipoint system and the use of a commercial alpha-numeric telephone pager to allow site alarms to chase'' the operator.

  14. Operational phase of inspection prioritization

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, D.J.; Guthrie, V.H.; Flanagan, G.F.

    1985-01-01

    Inspectors must make many decisions on the allocation of their efforts. To date, these decisions have been made based upon their own judgment and guidance from inspection procedures. The goal of this paper is to provide PRA information as an additional aid to inspectors. A structured approach for relating PRA information to specific inspection decisions has been developed. The use of PRA information as an aid in optimal decision making (1) in response to the current plant status and (2) in the scheduling of effort over an extended period of time is considered. 21 figs.

  15. Guided acoustic wave inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Chinn, Diane J.

    2004-10-05

    A system for inspecting a conduit for undesirable characteristics. A transducer system induces guided acoustic waves onto said conduit. The transducer system detects the undesirable characteristics of the conduit by receiving guided acoustic waves that contain information about the undesirable characteristics. The conduit has at least two sides and the transducer system utilizes flexural modes of propagation to provide inspection using access from only the one side of the conduit. Cracking is detected with pulse-echo testing using one transducer to both send and receive the guided acoustic waves. Thinning is detected in through-transmission testing where one transducer sends and another transducer receives the guided acoustic waves.

  16. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page ii PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE TABLE OF CONTENTS E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M901 Section E - Page 1 of 1 PART I SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 FAR 52.246-9 Inspection of Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect and

  17. Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant This ...

  18. Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 | Department of...

    Energy Saver

    Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008...

  19. Inspection Report: S05IS042 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: S05IS042 September 27, 2005 Inspection Letter Report on "Inspection of Possible Ethics Violation" Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications ...

  20. Robotic Welding and Inspection System

    SciTech Connect

    H. B. Smartt; D. P. Pace; E. D. Larsen; T. R. McJunkin; C. I. Nichol; D. E. Clark; K. L. Skinner; M. L. Clark; T. G. Kaser; C. R. Tolle

    2008-06-01

    This paper presents a robotic system for GTA welding of lids on cylindrical vessels. The system consists of an articulated robot arm, a rotating positioner, end effectors for welding, grinding, ultrasonic and eddy current inspection. Features include weld viewing cameras, modular software, and text-based procedural files for process and motion trajectories.

  1. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Infrastructure Protection Standards | Department of Energy Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Energy asset owners are facing a monumental challenge as they address compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased

  2. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOEpatents

    Zollinger, W.T.; Treanor, R.C.

    1994-12-06

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage is described for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a Y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure. 4 figures.

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Earthline is a division of RMI Titanium Company headquartered in Niles, Ohio. PDF icon Inspection Report: IG-0530 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-L-01-05 Audit ...

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0679 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0679 March 10, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to the Shipment of Classified Parts to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (U) This inspection report is...

  5. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOEpatents

    Zollinger, William T.; Treanor, Richard C.

    1994-01-01

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure.

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- September 2006

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0455 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    55 Inspection Report: IG-0455 December 22, 1999 Inspection of the Sale of a Paragon Supercomputer by Sandia National Laboratories On July 27, 1999, we initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the sale and repurchase of an INTEL Paragon XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the Paragon supercomputer to a Chinese national could be

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0478 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0478 July 28, 2000 Inspection on the Review of Scientific Integrity Issues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection into issues relating to allegations of scientific misconduct on the part of a research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley). This was done in response to your request. Inspection Report: IG-0478 (73.4 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-M-14-09 Semiannual

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    04 Inspection Report: IG-0604 June 2, 2003 Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of select grants funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SRO). Specifically, the purpose of this inspection was to review the oversight and management of grant monies awarded by SRO for emergency response and law enforcement-related activities.

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    January 2007 | Department of Energy Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The inspection was conducted during October

  11. Inspection Report: S95IS017

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Summary Abstract Report of Inspection on Alleged Improper Management Actions by the Office of Environment Management Officials

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0401 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    01 Inspection Report: IG-0401 March 10, 1997 Report on Inspection of the Performance Based Incentive Program at the Richland Operations Office Inspection Report: IG-0401 (342.98 KB) More Documents & Publications John C. Layton: Before The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations U.S. House of Representatives Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03 Audit Report: OAS-L-06-18

  13. Inspection Report: IG-9701 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9701 Inspection Report: IG-9701 January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Inspection Report: IG-9701 (70.23 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 Audit Report: IG-0387 Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the January 17, 1996, Electrical Accident With Injury in Building 209, Technical Area 21, Tritium Science and Fabrication Facility, Los

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0372 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0372 May 9, 1995 Inspection of Power Purchase Contracts at the Western Area Power Administration Inspection Report: IG-0372 (171.57 KB) More Documents & Publications EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement QER - Comment of American Public Power Association 5 Microsoft Word - competitionincontractingguidev2.doc

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0701 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0701 September 30, 2005 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Sandia Protective Force Management Inspection Report: IG-0701 (655.08 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0717 Memorandum, Broader Consensual Listening Analysis of Open Office of Inspector General Recommendations, OAS-L-08-07

  16. Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9502 Inspection Report: INS-9502 July 26, 1995 Report on Inspection of Analytical Laboratories Oversight at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Inspection Report: INS-9502 (149.25 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0370 LWZ-0026 - In the Matter of Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc. LWA-0005 - In the Matter of Francis M. O'Laughlin

  17. Wireless power transfer magnetic couplers

    DOEpatents

    Wu, Hunter; Gilchrist, Aaron; Sealy, Kylee

    2016-01-19

    A magnetic coupler is disclosed for wireless power transfer systems. A ferrimagnetic component is capable of guiding a magnetic field. A wire coil is wrapped around at least a portion of the ferrimagnetic component. A screen is capable of blocking leakage magnetic fields. The screen may be positioned to cover at least one side of the ferrimagnetic component and the coil. A distance across the screen may be at least six times an air gap distance between the ferrimagnetic component and a receiving magnetic coupler.

  18. Inspection Report: S99IS019 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9IS019 Inspection Report: S99IS019 June 30, 1999 Inspection of the Chem-Bio Facility at ORNL PDF icon Inspection Report: S99IS019 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: ...

  19. Drum inspection robots: Application development

    SciTech Connect

    Hazen, F.B.; Warner, R.D.

    1996-02-01

    Throughout the Department of Energy (DOE), drums containing mixed and low level stored waste are inspected, as mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other regulations. The inspections are intended to prevent leaks by finding corrosion long before the drums are breached. The DOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) has sponsored efforts towards the development of robotic drum inspectors. This emerging application for mobile and remote sensing has broad applicability for DOE and commercial waste storage areas. Three full scale robot prototypes have been under development, and another project has prototyped a novel technique to analyze robotically collected drum images. In general, the robots consist of a mobile, self-navigating base vehicle, outfitted with sensor packages so that rust and other corrosion cues can be automatically identified. They promise the potential to lower radiation dose and operator effort required, while improving diligence, consistency, and documentation.

  20. Visual inspection reliability for precision manufactured parts

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    See, Judi E.

    2015-09-04

    Sandia National Laboratories conducted an experiment for the National Nuclear Security Administration to determine the reliability of visual inspection of precision manufactured parts used in nuclear weapons. In addition visual inspection has been extensively researched since the early 20th century; however, the reliability of visual inspection for nuclear weapons parts has not been addressed. In addition, the efficacy of using inspector confidence ratings to guide multiple inspections in an effort to improve overall performance accuracy is unknown. Further, the workload associated with inspection has not been documented, and newer measures of stress have not been applied.

  1. Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Verizon and Verizon Wireless Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless Verizon and Verizon Wireless comments to DOE on the Smart Grid RFI: Addressing policy and logistical challenges to smart grid implementation Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless (47.13 KB) More Documents & Publications Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless on DOE Request for Information-Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Empowering Customers and the Smart Grid: Data Access, Third Party Use, and Privacy

  2. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOEpatents

    Kaiser, B.J.; Oakley, D.J.; Groves, O.J.

    1984-12-21

    This disclosure describes an alpha monitor usable in an automated nuclear fuel pin loading and processing unit. Fuel pins or other elongated pins are fed laterally into the alpha monitor in a singular fashion and are translated by a first roller assembly into a weld flare machining and decontamination substation not forming a part of the invention. Pins return and are lifted upwardly and transferred across to a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means which lifts the pins upwardly into a clamshell electrode assembly which is spread open by a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means. Once inserted the clamshell type electrode arrangement closes around the fuel pins so that inspection can occur. Fuel pins are inspected by charging electrodes to a negative potential and measuring the change in charge occurring when positively charged alpha particles strike the negatively charged electrodes. After inspection, the fuel pins are lowered by the pin lifting and electrode operating means into a second roller assembly which longitudinally conveys approved pins from the airtight enclosure in which the alpha monitor is mounted. If the fuel pins are rejected then they are moved laterally by a second transfer means and onto another system for further processing.

  3. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOEpatents

    Oakley, David J.; Groves, Oliver J.; Kaiser, Bruce J.

    1986-01-01

    Disclosed is an alpha monitor usable in an automated nuclear fuel pin loading and processing unit. Fuel pins or other elongated pins are fed laterally into the alpha monitor in a singular fashion and are translated by a first roller assembly into a weld flare machining and decontamination substation not forming a part of the invention. Pins return and are lifted upwardly and transferred across to a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means which lifts the pins upwardly into a clamshell electrode assembly which is spread open by a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means. Once inserted the clamshell type electrode arrangement closes around the fuel pins so that inspection can occur. Fuel pins are inspected by charging electrodes to a negative potential and measuring the change in charge occurring when positively charged alpha particles strike the negatively charged electrodes. After inspection, the fuel pins are lowered by the pin lifting and electrode operating means into a second roller assembly which longitudinally conveys approved pins from the airtight enclosure in which the alpha monitor is mounted. If the fuel pins are rejected then they are moved laterally by a second transfer means and onto another system for further processing.

  4. Generative inspection process planner for integrated production

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, C.W. . Kansas City Div.); Gyorog, D.A. . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1990-04-01

    This work describes the design prototype development of a generative process planning system for dimensional inspection. The system, IPPEX (Inspection Process Planning EXpert), is a rule-based expert system for integrated production. Using as advanced product modeler, relational databases, and artificial intelligence techniques, IPPEX generates the process plan and part program for the dimensional inspection of products using CMMs. Through an application interface, the IPPEX system software accesses product definition from the product modeler. The modeler is a solid geometric modeler coupled with a dimension and tolerance modeler. Resource data regarding the machines, probes, and fixtures are queried from databases. IPPEX represents inspection process knowledge as production rules and incorporates an embedded inference engine to perform decision making. The IPPEX system, its functional architecture, system architecture, system approach, product modeling environment, inspection features, inspection knowledge, hierarchical planning strategy, user interface formats, and other fundamental issues related to inspection planning and part programming for CMMs are described. 27 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  5. Is Wireless Electricity Possible? | GE Global Research

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Is Wireless Electricity Possible? Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Is Wireless Electricity Possible? 2012.06.08 Chief Scientist Jim Bray discusses the evolution of wireless power transmission from short distances and limited power to longer distances and greater power. 0 Comments Comment Name Email Submit

  6. EM threat analysis for wireless systems.

    SciTech Connect

    Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Schniter, P. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory)

    2006-06-01

    Modern digital radio systems are complex and must be carefully designed, especially when expected to operate in harsh propagation environments. The ability to accurately predict the effects of propagation on wireless radio performance could lead to more efficient radio designs as well as the ability to perform vulnerability analyses before and after system deployment. In this report, the authors--experts in electromagnetic (EM) modeling and wireless communication theory--describe the construction of a simulation environment that is capable of quantifying the effects of wireless propagation on the performance of digital communication.

  7. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM - 2011

    SciTech Connect

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2012-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2011 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2011 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2011-00026, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2011, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2011 met the requirements of C-ESR-G-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 25, 26 and 34 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2011-00495, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2011, Waste Tanks 25, 26, 34 and 41. A total of 5813 photographs were made and 835 visual and video inspections were performed during 2011. A potential leaksite was discovered at Tank 4 during routine annual inspections performed in 2011. The new crack, which is above the allowable fill level, resulted in no release to the environment or tank annulus. The location of the crack is documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.6.

  8. Steam generator tube inspection in Japan

    SciTech Connect

    Fukui, Shigetaka

    1997-02-01

    Steam generator tube inspection was first carried out in 1971 at Mihama Unit-1 that is first PWR plant in Japan, when the plant was brought into the first annual inspection. At that time, inspection was made on sampling basis, and only bobbin coil probe was used. After experiencing various kinds of tube degradations, inspection method was changed from sampling to all number of tubes, and various kinds of probes were used to get higher detectability of flaw. At present, it is required that all the tubes shall be inspected in their full length at each annual inspection using standard bobbin coil probe, and some special probes for certain plants that have susceptibility of occurrence of flaw. Sleeve repaired portion is included in this inspection. As a result of analyses of eddy current testing data, all indications that have been evaluated to be 20% wall thickness or deeper shall be repaired by either plugging or sleeving, where flaw morphology is to be a wastage or wear. Other types of flaw such as IGA/SCC are not allowed to be left inservice when those indications are detected. These inspections are performed according to inspection procedures that are approved by regulatory authority. Actual inspections are witnessed by the Japan Power engineering and inspection corporation (JAPEIC)`s inspectors during data acquisition and analysis, and they issue inspection report to authority for review and approval. It is achieved high safety performance of steam generator through this method of inspections, however. some tube leakage problems were experienced in the past. To prevent recurrence of such events, government is conducting development and verification test program for new eddy current testing technology.

  9. System and method for time synchronization in a wireless network

    DOEpatents

    Gonia, Patrick S.; Kolavennu, Soumitri N.; Mahasenan, Arun V.; Budampati, Ramakrishna S.

    2010-03-30

    A system includes multiple wireless nodes forming a cluster in a wireless network, where each wireless node is configured to communicate and exchange data wirelessly based on a clock. One of the wireless nodes is configured to operate as a cluster master. Each of the other wireless nodes is configured to (i) receive time synchronization information from a parent node, (ii) adjust its clock based on the received time synchronization information, and (iii) broadcast time synchronization information based on the time synchronization information received by that wireless node. The time synchronization information received by each of the other wireless nodes is based on time synchronization information provided by the cluster master so that the other wireless nodes substantially synchronize their clocks with the clock of the cluster master.

  10. Battery Wireless Solutions Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Solutions Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Battery & Wireless Solutions Inc Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Zip: V3M 5V9 Product: Distributor of battery and...

  11. Low Frequency Wireless Communications Technology

    SciTech Connect

    Bartone, Erik J; Carbone, John F

    2004-01-27

    The purpose of this project was to demonstrate Nxegen's real-time wireless electricity monitoring and load management technologies in selected commercial, industrial, and municipal end user facilities. The purpose of which is to demonstrate the ability for Nxegen's technology to collect real-time electricity data to a central location (Nxegen's Network Operation Center "NOC"), aggregate customer load profiles into portfolios of profiles, and be able to dispatch load curtailment commands from the NOC to individual customer loads to demonstrate the ability to integrate demand resources into the overall electric utility system for the purpose of; (1) improving overall system reliability, (2) reducing wholesale electric generation prices (locational marginal prices "LMP"), and (3) reducing congestion costs in energy constrained areas (southwest Connecticut).

  12. System for inspection of stacked cargo containers

    DOEpatents

    Derenzo, Stephen

    2011-08-16

    The present invention relates to a system for inspection of stacked cargo containers. One embodiment of the invention generally comprises a plurality of stacked cargo containers arranged in rows or tiers, each container having a top, a bottom a first side, a second side, a front end, and a back end; a plurality of spacers arranged in rows or tiers; one or more mobile inspection devices for inspecting the cargo containers, wherein the one or more inspection devices are removeably disposed within the spacers, the inspection means configured to move through the spacers to detect radiation within the containers. The invented system can also be configured to inspect the cargo containers for a variety of other potentially hazardous materials including but not limited to explosive and chemical threats.

  13. Airborne wireless communication systems, airborne communication methods, and communication methods

    DOEpatents

    Deaton, Juan D.; Schmitt, Michael J.; Jones, Warren F.

    2011-12-13

    An airborne wireless communication system includes circuitry configured to access information describing a configuration of a terrestrial wireless communication base station that has become disabled. The terrestrial base station is configured to implement wireless communication between wireless devices located within a geographical area and a network when the terrestrial base station is not disabled. The circuitry is further configured, based on the information, to configure the airborne station to have the configuration of the terrestrial base station. An airborne communication method includes answering a 911 call from a terrestrial cellular wireless phone using an airborne wireless communication system.

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0433 December 3, 1998 Inspection of Department of Energy's Conference Policies and Practices The Department of Energy (Department) is a recognized world leader in technological breakthroughs brought about by its many research and development programs. To further these technical and scientific achievements, the Department and its contractors conduct numerous conferences, meetings or symposiums every year. This inspection sampled conferencing practices at the Department's

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0488 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0488 November 20, 2000 Inspection of Selected Aspects of the Department of Energy's Classified Document Transmittal Process In view of recent concerns regarding the security of Department of Energy (DOE) classified information, including nuclear weapons information, we initiated an inspection to determine whether officials of the Department and its contractors, including officials of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its contractors, followed the

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0536 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0536 December 20, 2001 Follow-on Inspection of the Department of Energy's Value Engineering Program Value Engineering is a recognized management tool which, if properly implemented and executed, can streamline operations, improve quality, and reduce costs. Through the use of methodologies such as Value Engineering, Federal agencies are realizing an average of more than $20 in savings/costs avoidance for each dollar spent on performing the value effort. Inspection Report:

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0587 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    87 Inspection Report: IG-0587 February 21, 2003 Inspection Firearms Internal Controls at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) maintains 1,643 firearms for use by its protective force contractor, Protection Technology Los Alamos (PTLA), and its Security and Safeguards and Dynamic Experimentation Divisions. Firearms are considered sensitive items by DOE and are subject to strict inventory controls. The purpose of this inspection was

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0660 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0660 August 30, 2004 Inspection Report on "Internal Controls Over the Accountability of Computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop and desktop computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico. Computers are used in the full range of operations at Sandia, to include processing classified information. Department of

  19. Robotic Wind Turbine Inspection | GE Global Research

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Advances Wind Turbine Inspection Through Robotic Trials Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) GE Advances Wind Turbine Inspection Through Robotic Trials GE Global Research is advancing technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for customers. Currently, an inspector

  20. INSPECTION REPORT Allegations Regarding Management of Highly

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Management of Highly Enriched Uranium INS-L-15-03 September 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 1, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report: "Allegations Regarding Management of Highly Enriched Uranium"

  1. F Reactor Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    F Reactor Inspection F Reactor Inspection Addthis Description Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0605 | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Inspection Report: IG-0605 June 5, 2003 National Nuclear Security Administration's Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team Worldwide events ...

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0756 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0756 February 2, 2007 Chemical Safety Protocols at the Pantex Plant The Pantex Plant (Pantex) mission includes, among other things, AND OBJECTIVE the...

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0593 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0593 April 1, 2003 Concerns Related to the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation The Office of Inspector General (OIG)...

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the ... The results of a concurrent inspection of the site's environment, safety, and health ...

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0859 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0859 February 17, 2012 Property Accountability and Protection of ... to ensure the proper control and accountability of Federally-owned personal property ...

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0735 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0735 August 3, 2006 Destruction of Classified Hard Drives at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico Report on Sandia National Laboratory in reference to...

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0682 March 24, 2005 The Department of Energy's Review of Chemical and Biological Export License Applications The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ...

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0754 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0754 January 18, 2007 Sandia National Laboratory-California Procurement Card Program The mission of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Sandia AND OBJECTIVE ...

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0615 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0615 August 11, 2003 Oversight of Shock Sensitive Chemicals at the Department's Ames Laboratory Shock sensitive chemicals, which are used throughout the ...

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs ...

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0717 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0717 January 24, 2006 Electronic Recording of Telephone and Radio Conversations by Los Alamos National Laboratory Protective Force Management The Department ...

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0716 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0716 January 19, 2006 Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Lawrence Livermore National ...

  14. Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training

    SciTech Connect

    Baldwin, George; Evanko, Deborah; Horak, Karl

    2001-10-08

    ACE-IT is a computer-based training tool developed to simulate an on-site inspection of a facility. Inspectors and hosts practice realistic scenarios to prepare for inspections, to supplement tabletop and mock inspections, and for general training in managed access techniques. A training exercise is conducted between interconnected computer workstations. Participants at each workstation play a role, such as inspector or host, and the exercise permits team-specific actions at each stage of the inspection. Prompts and on-screen menus let the participants know what responses are expected from them to continue the exercise.

  15. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at ...

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center This report provides the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the ...

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0762 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: IG-0762 March 28, 2007 Internal Controls Over Computer Property at the ... In support of this mission, CN procures and maintains computer processing equipment such ...

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and...

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0695 July 27, 2005 Coordination of Biological Select Agent Activities at Department of Energy Facilities The emerging threat to homeland security posed by...

  20. Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2001-10-08

    ACE-IT is a computer-based training tool developed to simulate an on-site inspection of a facility. Inspectors and hosts practice realistic scenarios to prepare for inspections, to supplement tabletop and mock inspections, and for general training in managed access techniques. A training exercise is conducted between interconnected computer workstations. Participants at each workstation play a role, such as inspector or host, and the exercise permits team-specific actions at each stage of the inspection. Prompts and on-screenmore » menus let the participants know what responses are expected from them to continue the exercise.« less

  1. Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    an inspection at the Nevada Operations Office (NVO) and the Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) to determine if explosives were being stored in accordance with applicable DOE...

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspection Report: IG-0636 January 23, 2004 Protective Force Performance Test Improprieties On June 26, 2003, a protective force performance test was conducted at the Department of ...

  3. Intrusion detection and monitoring for wireless networks.

    SciTech Connect

    Thomas, Eric D.; Van Randwyk, Jamie A.; Lee, Erik J.; Stephano, Amanda; Tabriz, Parisa; Pelon, Kristen; McCoy, Damon (University of Colorado, Boulder); Lodato, Mark; Hemingway, Franklin; Custer, Ryan P.; Averin, Dimitry; Franklin, Jason; Kilman, Dominique Marie

    2005-11-01

    Wireless computer networks are increasing exponentially around the world. They are being implemented in both the unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) and the licensed spectrum (e.g., Firetide [1] and Motorola Canopy [2]). Wireless networks operating in the unlicensed spectrum are by far the most popular wireless computer networks in existence. The open (i.e., proprietary) nature of the IEEE 802.11 protocols and the availability of ''free'' RF spectrum have encouraged many producers of enterprise and common off-the-shelf (COTS) computer networking equipment to jump into the wireless arena. Competition between these companies has driven down the price of 802.11 wireless networking equipment and has improved user experiences with such equipment. The end result has been an increased adoption of the equipment by businesses and consumers, the establishment of the Wi-Fi Alliance [3], and widespread use of the Alliance's ''Wi-Fi'' moniker to describe these networks. Consumers use 802.11 equipment at home to reduce the burden of running wires in existing construction, facilitate the sharing of broadband Internet services with roommates or neighbors, and increase their range of ''connectedness''. Private businesses and government entities (at all levels) are deploying wireless networks to reduce wiring costs, increase employee mobility, enable non-employees to access the Internet, and create an added revenue stream to their existing business models (coffee houses, airports, hotels, etc.). Municipalities (Philadelphia; San Francisco; Grand Haven, MI) are deploying wireless networks so they can bring broadband Internet access to places lacking such access; offer limited-speed broadband access to impoverished communities; offer broadband in places, such as marinas and state parks, that are passed over by traditional broadband providers; and provide themselves with higher quality, more complete network coverage for use by emergency responders and other

  4. INS-0-99-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9-01 INSPECTION INSPECTION OF AN ALLEGATION REPORT REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER OPERATIONS OFFICE OCTOBER 1998 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS SDepartment of Energy S"Washington, DC 20585 October 5, 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY F.OM: Grego H. Friedman Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River

  5. OIT Wireless Telemetry for Industrial Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Manges, WW

    2002-09-03

    The need for advanced wireless technology has been identified in the National Research Council publication (1) ''Manufacturing Process Controls for the Industries of the Future as a Critical Technology for the Future''. The deployment challenges to be overcome in order for wireless to be a viable option include: (1) eliminating interference (assuring reliable communications); (2) easing the deployment of intelligent, wireless sensors; (3) developing reliable networks (robust architectures); (4) developing remote power (long-lasting and reliable); and (5) developing standardized communication protocols. This project demonstrated the feasibility of robust wireless sensor networks that could meet these requirements for the harsh environments common to the DOE/OIT Industries of the Future. It resulted in a wireless test bed that was demonstrated in a paper mill and a steel plant. The test bed illustrated key protocols and components that would be required in a real-life, wireless network. The technologies for low power connectivity developed and demonstrated at the plant eased fears that the radios would interfere with existing control equipment. The same direct sequence, spread spectrum (DSSS) technology that helped assure the reliability of the connection also demonstrated that wireless communication was feasible in these plants without boosting the transmitted power to dangerous levels. Our experience and research have indicated that two key parameters are of ultimate importance: (1) reliability and (2) inter-system compatibility. Reliability is the key to immediate acceptance among industrial users. The importance cannot be overstated, because users will not tolerate an unreliable information network. A longer term issue that is at least as important as the reliability of a single system is the inter-system compatibility between these wireless sensor networks and other wireless systems that are part of our industries. In the long run, the ability of wireless sensor

  6. Indiana: EERE's Wireless Sensors Can Save Companies Millions...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Indiana: EERE's Wireless Sensors Can Save Companies Millions of Dollars Indiana: EERE's Wireless Sensors Can Save Companies Millions of Dollars March 6, 2014 - 10:44am Addthis All ...

  7. Working session 2: Tubing inspection

    SciTech Connect

    Guerra, J.; Tapping, R.L.

    1997-02-01

    This session was attended by delegates from 10 countries, and four papers were presented. A wide range of issues was tabled for discussion. Realizing that there was limited time available for more detailed discussion, three topics were chosen for the more detailed discussion: circumferential cracking, performance demonstration (to focus on POD and sizing), and limits of methods. Two other subsessions were organized: one dealt with some challenges related to the robustness of current inspection methods, especially with respect to leaving cracked tubes in service, and the other with developing a chart of current NDE technology with recommendations for future development. These three areas are summarized in turn, along with conclusions and/or recommendations. During the discussions there were four presentations. There were two (Canada, Japan) on eddy current probe developments, both of which addressed multiarray probes that would detect a range of flaws, one (Spain) on circumferential crack detection, and one (JRC, Petten) on the recent PISC III results.

  8. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Jenkins, Charles F.; Howard, Boyd D.

    1998-01-01

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprising a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present.

  9. Results of an effective cable inspection program

    SciTech Connect

    Lenko, J.P.; Charlton, C.B.; Vollkommer, H.T. Jr.

    1995-10-01

    To provide better service to customers and to maximize the service life of distribution underground cables, a cable inspection program began in April of 1992. This inspection program covers medium voltage cable and supplements the minimum AEIC testing requirements done by manufacturers. The AEP program has resulted in preventing substandard and non-specified cables from being placed in service. This program requires manufacturers to send a two foot sample of cable from each shipping reel prior to shipment to the Electrical Laboratory for inspection. The samples are then randomly selected for inspection. Results of each inspection are reported to AEP Operating Companies within five days and are logged into a yearly accumulative data base per manufacturer. During 1993, approximately 108,000 feet of cable were returned to manufacturers which represents about 4.54% of the medium voltage cable received on the AEP System. As a result of this inspection program it appears that several cable manufacturers have improved their product or production system resulting in a cleaner cable, meeting Company and industry standards. Results of these inspections are passed on to their customers through lower costs and a more reliable distribution system. The results of this in-house inspection program are evaluated by Distribution Engineering and sent to Purchasing for their use when preparing blanket purchase orders for cable.

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0393 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0393 August 1, 1996 Establishment and Filling of the Department's Ombudsman Position Inspection Report: IG-0393 (164.81 KB) More Documents & Publications The Role of Ombudsmen in Dispute Resolution Human Capital: The Role of Ombudsmen in Dispute Resolution Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996

  11. Automatic visual inspection of hybrid microcircuits

    SciTech Connect

    Hines, R.E.

    1980-05-01

    An automatic visual inspection system using a minicomputer and a video digitizer was developed for inspecting hybrid microcircuits (HMC) and thin-film networks (TFN). The system performed well in detecting missing components on HMCs and reduced the testing time for each HMC by 75%.

  12. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1999

    SciTech Connect

    Moore, C.J.

    2000-04-14

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1999 to evaluate these vessels and auxiliary appurtenances along with evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  13. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1996

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G.

    1997-04-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1996 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report.

  14. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1992

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G.

    1992-12-31

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1992 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  15. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 2000

    SciTech Connect

    West, W.R.

    2001-04-17

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2000 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report.

  16. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 1997

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G.

    1998-05-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1997 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  17. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 1998

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G.

    1999-10-27

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1998 to evaluate these vessels and auxiliary appurtenances, along with evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report.

  18. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program: 1995

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G. Sr.

    1996-04-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1995 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report

  19. Using Wireless Technology to Reduce Facility Energy Usage | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Wireless Technology to Reduce Facility Energy Usage Using Wireless Technology to Reduce Facility Energy Usage This presentation details the U.S. Department of Energy's TEAM initiative's wireless technologies and their applications. Using Wireless Technology to Reduce Facility Energy Usage (December 4, 2009) (2.57 MB) More Documents & Publications New and Emerging Technologies Figure 1: Chamber experiment to study impact of air movement on thermal comfort using personally

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Wireless Charging Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about wireless charging. vss103_jones _2014_o.pdf (4.04 MB) More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2016: Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit

  1. Underground pipe inspection device and method

    DOEpatents

    Germata, Daniel Thomas (Wadsworth, IL)

    2009-02-24

    A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.

  2. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009

    SciTech Connect

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2010-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2009 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2009 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per LWO-LWE-2008-00423, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2009, were completed. All Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2009 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 1, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.4. UT inspections were performed on Tank 29 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00559, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2009, Waste Tank 29. Post chemical cleaning UT measurements were made in Tank 6 and the results are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00560, Tank Inspection NDE Results Tank 6, Including Summary of Waste Removal Support Activities in Tanks 5 and 6. A total of 6669 photographs were made and 1276 visual and video inspections were performed during 2009. Twenty-Two new leaksites were identified in 2009. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.4. Fifteen leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Five leaksites at Tank 6 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Two new leaksites were identified at Tank 19 during waste removal activities. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tanks 5 and 12 during waste removal activities. Also, a very small amount of additional leakage from a previously identified leaksite at Tank 14 was observed.

  3. Uranium at Y-12: Inspection | Y-12 National Security Complex

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Inspection Uranium at Y-12: Inspection Posted: July 22, 2013 - 3:36pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 10, Issue 1 | 2013 Inspection of enriched uranium is performed by dimensional checks and ...

  4. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Federspiel, Clifford

    2009-06-30

    The objectives of this scoping study were to develop and test control software and wireless hardware that could enable closed-loop, zone-temperature-based demand response in buildings that have either pneumatic controls or legacy digital controls that cannot be used as part of a demand response automation system. We designed a SOAP client that is compatible with the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) being used by the IOUs in California for their CPP program, design the DR control software, investigated the use of cellular routers for connecting to the DRAS, and tested the wireless DR system with an emulator running a calibrated model of a working building. The results show that the wireless DR system can shed approximately 1.5 Watts per design CFM on the design day in a hot, inland climate in California while keeping temperatures within the limits of ASHRAE Standard 55: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

  5. ULTRA SECURE HIGH RELIABILITY WIRELESS RADIATION MONITOR

    SciTech Connect

    Cordaro, J.; Shull, D.; Farrar, M.; Reeves, G.

    2011-08-03

    Radiation monitoring in nuclear facilities is essential to safe operation of the equipment as well as protecting personnel. In specific, typical air monitoring of radioactive gases or particulate involves complex systems of valves, pumps, piping and electronics. The challenge is to measure a representative sample in areas that are radioactively contaminated. Running cables and piping to these locations is very expensive due to the containment requirements. Penetration into and out of an airborne or containment area is complex and costly. The process rooms are built with thick rebar-enforced concrete walls with glove box containment chambers inside. Figure 1 shows high temperature radiation resistance cabling entering the top of a typical glove box. In some case, the entire processing area must be contained in a 'hot cell' where the only access into the chamber is via manipulators. An example is shown in Figure 2. A short range wireless network provides an ideal communication link for transmitting the data from the radiation sensor to a 'clean area', or area absent of any radiation fields or radioactive contamination. Radiation monitoring systems that protect personnel and equipment must meet stringent codes and standards due to the consequences of failure. At first glance a wired system would seem more desirable. Concerns with wireless communication include latency, jamming, spoofing, man in the middle attacks, and hacking. The Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed a prototype wireless radiation air monitoring system that address many of the concerns with wireless and allows quick deployment in radiation and contamination areas. It is stand alone and only requires a standard 120 VAC, 60 Hz power source. It is designed to be mounted or portable. The wireless link uses a National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B compliant wireless network from Fortress Technologies that is considered robust enough to be used for classified data

  6. High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues These slides were presented at the ...

  7. RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) inspection manual. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-04-22

    The RCRA Inspection Manual is intended to assist RCRA field inspectors in their performance of Compliance Evaluation Inspections of RCRA generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Included in the document are inspection procedures for both interim status and permitted facilities. The guidance also provides inspection checklists to aid the inspectors in their review of facility compliance. The Manual will assist RCRA inspectors and enforcement personnel to: conduct RCRA inspections efficiently and professionally, to determine facility compliance with RCRA regulations, adequately prepare for and conduct inspections at RCRA generators, transporters and TSD's, review facility permits for inspection of permitted facilities, and prepare quality inspection reports.

  8. ARM Program Data Quality Inspection and Assessment Activities...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ARM Program Data Quality Inspection and Assessment Activities: A Streamlined Approach C. ... Measurement (ARM) Program is to inspect and assess the quality of the data it collects. ...

  9. 2010 Inspection and Status Report for the Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection - Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Site, Rincn, Puerto Rico October 2013 Page 1 2013 Inspection and Status Report for the Former Boiling Nuclear Superheater...

  10. December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    December 4, 2007The Department's National Energy Technology Laboratory announces the development of a new robotic pipeline inspection tool that could revolutionize the pipeline inspection process....

  11. CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    1 Performance-Based Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-38, Rev. 1) This Criteria Review and Approach...

  12. UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP

    SciTech Connect

    Lamb, G.W.; Whinnery, W.N.

    1991-12-31

    Routine inspections of all UF{sub 6} cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have been mandated by the Department of Energy. A specific UF{sub 6} cylinder inspection procedure for what items to inspect and training for the operators prior to inspection duty are described. The layout of the cylinder yards and the forms used in the inspections are shown. The large number of cylinders (>30,000) to inspect and the schedule for completion on the mandated time table are discussed. Results of the inspections and the actions to correct the deficiencies are explained. Future inspections and movement of cylinders for relocation of certain cylinder yards are defined.

  13. Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Abengoa Solar Visual Inspection Tool Presented at the ... - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Final Report - Improved Large Aperture Collector Manufacturing

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2008 June 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex ...

  15. Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 Inspection of Environment, ...

  16. V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability V-232: Cisco ASA Software TFTP Protocol Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability August 31, 2013 - ...

  17. GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthines...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: GIZ Sourcebook Module 4b: Inspection and Maintenance and Roadworthiness...

  18. Advanced maintenance, inspection & repair technology for nuclear power plants

    SciTech Connect

    Hinton, B.M.

    1994-12-31

    Maintenance, inspection, and repair technology for nuclear power plants is outlined. The following topics are discussed: technology for reactor systems, reactor refueling bridge, fuel inspection system, fuel shuffling software, fuel reconstitution, CEA/RCCA/CRA inspection, vessel inspection capabilities, CRDM inspection and repair, reactor internals inspection and repair, stud tensioning system, stud/nut cleaning system, EDM machining technology, MI Cable systems, core exit T/C nozzle assemblies, technology for steam generators, genesis manipulator systems, ECT, UT penetrant inspections, steam generator repair and cleaning systems, technology for balance of plant, heat exchangers, piping and weld inspections, and turbogenerators.

  19. Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    4 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health...

  20. Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, DOE RAP Regions - April 2006 April 2006 Inspection of the Radiological Assistance Program This report provides the ...

  1. ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for ...

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Complex, Volume I - September 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I - September 2005 September 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's...

  4. 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Office of Legacy Management 2003 Annual Inspection - Weldon Spring, Missouri February 2004 ... Spring, Missouri, Site DOEOffice of Legacy Management 2003 Annual Inspection - Salt ...

  5. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010

    SciTech Connect

    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2011-06-23

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2010 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2010 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2009-00138, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2010, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2010 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 30, 31 and 32 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2010-00533, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2010, Waste Tanks 30, 31 and 32. A total of 5824 photographs were made and 1087 visual and video inspections were performed during 2010. Ten new leaksites at Tank 5 were identified in 2010. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.5. Ten leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. None of these new leaksites resulted in a release to the environment. The leaksites were documented during wall cleaning activities and the waste nodules associated with the leaksites were washed away. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tank 12 during waste removal activities.

  6. Laser vibration depot inspection of gear boxes

    SciTech Connect

    Watts, R.J.; Rice, D.A.; Neun, J.A.

    1987-01-01

    Due to U.S. Army depot inspection hardware limitations and the Army goal to overhaul equipment in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) in conjunction with Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) and Mechanical Technology, Inc. (MTI), initiated a program to develop a transmission and transfer case production inspection test system. The test system was to be designed for both final acceptance inspection and preoverhaul testing to identify internal component quality and wear levels. The system design included automatic evaluation of characteristic vibration frequencies, both from the gear meshes and bearings and the transient vibration response measured during gear shift operation.

  7. Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair

    SciTech Connect

    1997-09-15

    Recent advances in laying, inspecting, and repairing pipelines are helping to cut both costs and time. A new dredging system that employs jets to clear a subsea trench for pipelay received trials off Belgium last spring. Also, within the last year, projects in the Middle East and North Sea employed technologies that promise to make inspecting the surface of a subsea pipeline in difficult terrain easier, less time consuming, and therefore less costly. Plus, subsea repair of damaged pipelines may take less time with a new ``stabbable`` pipe connector. The paper describes jet dredging, inspection advance, support software, the North Sea site, and pipeline repair.

  8. CTBT on-site inspections

    SciTech Connect

    Zucca, J. J.

    2014-05-09

    On-site inspection (OSI) is a critical part of the verification regime for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The OSI verification regime provides for international inspectors to make a suite of measurements and observations on site at the location of an event of interest. The other critical component of the verification regime is the International Monitoring System (IMS), which is a globally distributed network of monitoring stations. The IMS along with technical monitoring data from CTBT member countries, as appropriate, will be used to trigger an OSI. After the decision is made to carry out an OSI, it is important for the inspectors to deploy to the field site rapidly to be able to detect short-lived phenomena such as the aftershocks that may be observable after an underground nuclear explosion. The inspectors will be on site from weeks to months and will be working with many tens of tons of equipment. Parts of the OSI regime will be tested in a field exercise in the country of Jordan late in 2014. The build-up of the OSI regime has been proceeding steadily since the CTBT was signed in 1996 and is on track to becoming a deterrent to someone considering conducting a nuclear explosion in violation of the Treaty.

  9. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1998-06-23

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present. 7 figs.

  10. Tags, wireless communication systems, tag communication methods, and wireless communications methods

    DOEpatents

    Scott; Jeff W. , Pratt; Richard M.

    2006-09-12

    Tags, wireless communication systems, tag communication methods, and wireless communications methods are described. In one aspect, a tag includes a plurality of antennas configured to receive a plurality of first wireless communication signals comprising data from a reader, a plurality of rectifying circuits coupled with. respective individual ones of the antennas and configured to provide rectified signals corresponding to the first wireless communication signals, wherein the rectified signals are combined to produce a composite signal, an adaptive reference circuit configured to vary a reference signal responsive to the composite signal, a comparator coupled with the adaptive reference circuit and the rectifying circuits and configured to compare the composite signal with respect to the reference signal and to output the data responsive to the comparison, and processing circuitry configured to receive the data from the comparator and to process the data.

  11. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    SciTech Connect

    Solar Energy Technologies Office

    2010-08-03

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  12. Part IV: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) 1 E.2 Acceptance 1 E.3 Certification 1 ... Research and Development (Short Form) (Apr 1984) The Government has the right to inspect ...

  13. Emerging nondestructive inspection methods for aging aircraft

    SciTech Connect

    Beattie, A; Dahlke, L; Gieske, J

    1994-01-01

    This report identifies and describes emerging nondestructive inspection (NDI) methods that can potentially be used to inspect commercial transport and commuter aircraft for structural damage. The nine categories of emerging NDI techniques are: acoustic emission, x-ray computed tomography, backscatter radiation, reverse geometry x-ray, advanced electromagnetics, including magnetooptic imaging and advanced eddy current techniques, coherent optics, advanced ultrasonics, advanced visual, and infrared thermography. The physical principles, generalized performance characteristics, and typical applications associated with each method are described. In addition, aircraft inspection applications are discussed along with the associated technical considerations. Finally, the status of each technique is presented, with a discussion on when it may be available for use in actual aircraft maintenance programs. It should be noted that this is a companion document to DOT/FAA/CT-91/5, Current Nondestructive Inspection Methods for Aging Aircraft.

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The SPR represents a national investment of over 40 billion including facilities and the value of the crude oil at today's prices. Inspection Report: IG-0693 (771.1 KB) More ...

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0677 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0677 February 22, 2005 Security and Other Issues Related to Out-Processing of Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory The core mission of the Department...

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0645 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Release includes visual access by foreign nationals to United States-origin equipment and facilities and oral exchange of information. Inspection Report: IG-0645 (1.07 MB) More ...

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0369 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Overruns on Work-for-Others Projects Inspection Report: IG-0369 (110.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-M-14-03 FY 2009 LDRD Report Audit Report: DOEIG-0917

  18. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  19. How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    How Healthcare + Industry Breeds Better Inspection Technology Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in ...

  20. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    and Security. The inspection also included an evaluation of the environment, safety, and health management program at the site, the results of which are provided in Volume I to...

  1. Component with inspection-facilitating features

    DOEpatents

    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  2. Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    LAS VEGAS – Nevada Field Office and U.S. Air Force staff conducted inspections of a partially-buried rocket located at a historic testing location on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) earlier this year.

  3. On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Facility Inspection Report June 2014 6319-D6320 8972.2 0614 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6322 6319D-6346 8972.3 0614 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking ...

  4. Marginal Expense Oil Well Wireless Surveillance (MEOWWS)

    SciTech Connect

    Nelson, Donald G.

    2002-03-11

    The objective of this study was to identify and field test a new, low cost, wireless oil well surveillance system. A variety of suppliers and technologies were considered. One supplier and system was chosen that was low cost, new to the oil field, and successfully field tested.

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0397 October 7, 1996 Report on Inspection of the Secretary of Energy's Foreign Travel Inspectorl General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant in each trip, the funding of each trip, and claims for reimbursements for expenses by Federal trip participants. The Secretary also requested that the review include an assessment of travel

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0445 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    45 Inspection Report: IG-0445 May 28, 1999 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Export Licensing Process for Dual-Use and Munitions Commodities On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency, update and expand on a 1993 interagency review of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities.

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0472 June 1, 2000 Inspection of Surplus Computer Equipment Management at the Savannah River Site By letter dated November 1, 1999, Senator Strom Thurmond advised the Office of Inspector General of an allegation that computer equipment containing over 40 computer hard drives reportedly containing classified or sensitive information were surplused and sold by the Department's Savannah River Site (SRS). The letter raised the concern that the release of this information might

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0477 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Inspection Report: IG-0477 July 26, 2000 Inspection of Cost Recovery Concerns at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received a complaint concerning possible misuse of cost recovery funds at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Specifically, it was alleged that: 1) some cost recovery funds from DOE's Office of Defense Programs were placed in OSTI's "general fund" and used for

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0480 September 1, 2000 Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as "GAIN SHARING" where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0533 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0533 December 7, 2001 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0621 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0621 September 25, 2003 Firearms Internal Controls at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Some Department of Energy (DOE) sites maintain firearms for AND OBJECTIVE use by protective forces to secure and safeguard facilities, nuclear weapons and materials, and employees. Firearms are considered sensitive items by DOE and are subject to strict inventory controls. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an inspection of internal controls over firearms at DOE's

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0778 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    78 Inspection Report: IG-0778 October 2, 2007 Inspection Report on The Consolidated Terrorism Watchlist Nomination Process at the Department of Energy The Government-wide effort to place known or suspected terrorists on a national watchlist is a key weapon in the global war on terrorism. Accurate watchlists provide an import tool for national defense and border protection operations. They allow law enforcement and intelligence personnel to screen and monitor suspected terrorist travel, reducing

  13. Inspection of lithographic mask blanks for defects

    DOEpatents

    Sommargren, Gary E.

    2001-01-01

    A visible light method for detecting sub-100 nm size defects on mask blanks used for lithography. By using optical heterodyne techniques, detection of the scattered light can be significantly enhanced as compared to standard intensity detection methods. The invention is useful in the inspection of super-polished surfaces for isolated surface defects or particulate contamination and in the inspection of lithographic mask or reticle blanks for surface defects or bulk defects or for surface particulate contamination.

  14. IAEA inspections; Experience and future tasks

    SciTech Connect

    Schuricht, V. )

    1991-01-01

    IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspections are an essential part of the international safeguards system. In this paper past trends in safeguards and their impact on inspection activities are described. Such trends are, inter alia, the development of safeguards technology, of new approaches, of a highly computerized in international safeguards are considered, especially from the point of view of inspectors and their activities in the field and at headquarters.

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0517 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    17 Inspection Report: IG-0517 August 24, 2001 Inspection of Selected Office of Security and Emergency Operations Firearms Inventories The Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a large inventory of firearms for use by protective forces at numerous DOE sites and for training at the Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (NNSI), formerly the Central Training Academy. Some excess firearms, as well as firearms that are not needed to meet current operational requirements, are stored by the

  16. Belt Vision Inspection System | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Belt Vision Inspection System Belt Vision Inspection System Low-Cost System Identifies Defects in Mining Conveyor Belts, Reducing Unscheduled Maintenance and Downtime Mining operations rely on conveyor belts to move mined material from the working face of the mine to a processing plant. When a conveyor belt breaks or stops for unscheduled maintenance, production generally halts because the belt is the only cost-effective way to carry material away from the mining unit and stockpiling is

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Construction at the Savannah River Site Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility- August 2008

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

  19. Inspection Report: S01IS007 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1IS007 Inspection Report: S01IS007 December 14, 2007 Facility Representative Certification at the Chicago Operations Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inspection Report: S02IS020

  20. Inspection Report: S99IS022 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    S99IS022 Inspection Report: S99IS022 December 1, 1999 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Domestic Partner Travel Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0534 Inspection Report: S05IS022 Inspection Report: INS-L-11-05

  1. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-01

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Credit Card Usage and Property Management Concerns

  2. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-02

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Selected Coordination Activities by the Department of Energy’s Office of Transportation Safeguards

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- June 2005

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- May 2007

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report- February 2003

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories

  7. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- August 2007

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels Complex

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory- October 2008

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, Building 7920

  11. CRAD, Safety Systems Inspection Criteria- December 17, 2012

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Safety Systems Inspection Criteria in implementing Integrated Safety Management, (HSS CRAD 45-11, Rev. 3)

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site, Summary Report- February 2004

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site

  13. 2003 Annual Inspection of the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    04 Annual Inspection - Weldon Spring, Missouri January 2005 Page 1 2004 Annual Inspection Report for the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site Summary The Weldon Spring Site, located in St. Charles, Missouri, was inspected on November 17 and 18, 2004. The inspection was conducted in accordance with the Draft-Final Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site (August 2004), and associated inspection checklist. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection

  14. Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 August 21, 2015 Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at the Site Office Publically available version of the OUO report issued in September 2014 FREQUENTLY REQUESTED FOIA: Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0921 (1.9 MB) More Documents & Publications INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0921 Audit Letter Report: INS-L-07-05 Inspection Report: INS-L-12-03

  15. International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool (INSIST)

    SciTech Connect

    St. Pierre, D.E.; Steinmaus, K.L.; Moon, B.D.

    1994-07-01

    DOE is committed to providing technologies to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to meet escalating monitoring and inspection requirements associated with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). One example of technology provided to the IAEA is the information management and remote monitoring capabilities being customized for the IAEA by the International Safeguards Division of the Office of Non-Proliferation and National Security. The ongoing Safeguards Information Management Systems (SIMS) program is an interlaboratory effort providing the IAEA with a range of information management capabilities designed to enhance the effectiveness of their nuclear inspection activities. The initial commitment involved the customization of computer capabilities to provide IAEA with the basic capability to geographically organize, store, and retrieve the large quantity of information involved in their nuclear on site inspection activities in Iraq. This initial system, the International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool (INSIST), was developed by DOE`s Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). To date, two INSIST workstations have been deployed at the IAEA. The first has been used to support the IAEA Action Team in the inspection of Iraqi nuclear facilities since August 1993. A second, and similar, workstation has been deployed to support environmental monitoring under the IAEA 93+2 Programme. Both INSIST workstations geographically integrate analog (video) and digital data to provide an easy to use and effective tool for storing retrieving and displaying multimedia site and facility information including world-wide maps, satellite and aerial imagery, on site photography, live inspection videos, and treaty and inspection textual information. The interactive, UNIX-based workstations have a variety of peripheral devices for information input and output. INSIST software includes commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modules and application-specific code developed at PNL.

  16. Ultrasonic corrosion inspection of crude oil pipeline

    SciTech Connect

    Kondo, Munetaka; Kobayashi Motoi; Kurashima, Mineo

    1999-07-01

    An ultrasonic in-line inspection tool has successfully inspected a crude oil pipeline, which is 48-inches in diameter and 1,287 kms in length. This is one of the biggest crude oil pipeline systems in the world. The longest distance of a single inspection run is 1,055 km. The survey runs have been carried out total eight times from 1989 to 1998. The ultrasonic instruments were upgraded and the new ultrasonic tool was built in 1995. The new ultrasonic tool has 512 ultrasonic transducers and the firing interval of each transducer is 1.6 ms (625 Hz). The specified criterion for the grading of the data collected by the ultrasonic tool is single transducer grading. This criterion requires that corrosion will be reported when a single transducer detects a metal loss. The data observation software for personal computers is supplied to show inspection results and measured data collected by the ultrasonic tool. This paper describes the ultrasonic corrosion inspection technology of the ultrasonic tool applied for this project.

  17. Feasibility of Magnetostrictive Sensor Inspection of Containments

    SciTech Connect

    Kwun, H.

    1999-03-01

    This report describes the results of a study on the feasibility of using guided waves for long-range global inspection of containment metallic pressure boundaries (i.e., steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments) in nuclear power plants. Of particular concern in this study was the potential of the guided-wave approach for remotely inspecting the regions that are inaccessible; for example, regions where the metallic pressure boundary is backed by concrete on one or both sides. The study includes a literature review on long-range guided-wave inspection techniques, a modeling study of the behavior of guided waves in plates with different boundary conditions (e.g., freestanding and backed by concrete on one or both sides), and an experimental investigation of the feasibility of a guided-wave technique called ''magnetostrictive sensor (MsS)'' for (1) generating and detecting guided waves in plates and (2) detecting a defect over a long range. Results of the study showed (1) that it is feasible to achieve long-range global inspection of plates, including regions that are inaccessible, using low-frequency guided waves and (2) that the MsS technique is well suited for this application. Recommendations are made to further test and develop the MsS technique for practical implementation for containment inspection in nuclear power plants.

  18. Remote inspection system for hazardous sites

    SciTech Connect

    Redd, J.; Borst, C.; Volz, R.A.; Everett, L.J.

    1999-04-01

    Long term storage of special nuclear materials poses a number of problems. One of these is a need to inspect the items being stored from time to time. Yet the environment is hostile to man, with significant radiation exposure resulting from prolonged presence in the storage facility. This paper describes research to provide a remote inspection capability, which could lead to eliminating the need for humans to enter a nuclear storage facility. While there are many ways in which an RI system might be created, this paper describes the development of a prototype remote inspection system, which utilizes virtual reality technology along with robotics. The purpose of this system is to allow the operator to establish a safe and realistic telepresence in a remote environment. In addition, it was desired that the user interface for the system be as intuitive to use as possible, thus eliminating the need for extensive training. The goal of this system is to provide a robotic platform with two cameras, which are capable of providing accurate and reliable stereographic images of the remote environment. One application for the system is that it might be driven down the corridors of a nuclear storage facility and utilized to inspect the drums inside, all without the need for physical human presence. Thus, it is not a true virtual reality system providing simulated graphics, but rather an augmented reality system, which performs remote inspection of an existing, real environment.

  19. Final Scientific Report - Wireless and Sensing Solutions Advancing Industrial Efficiency

    SciTech Connect

    Budampati, Rama; McBrady, Adam; Nusseibeh, Fouad

    2009-09-28

    The project team's goal for the Wireless and Sensing Solution Advancing Industrial Efficiency award (DE-FC36-04GO14002) was to develop, demonstrate, and test a number of leading edge technologies that could enable the emergence of wireless sensor and sampling systems for the industrial market space. This effort combined initiatives in advanced sensor development, configurable sampling and deployment platforms, and robust wireless communications to address critical obstacles in enabling enhanced industrial efficiency.

  20. Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Addthis Description Below is the text version for the "Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles" video. The video opens with a shot of an electric vehicle, showing the parts involved in charging: the transmitting plate, receiving plate, controller, and battery. Nay Chehab, Vehicle Technologies Office Charging is getting a whole lot easier for electric vehicles. Pretty soon you won't even have to plug-in to

  1. Analyzing Options for Airborne Emergency Wireless Communications

    SciTech Connect

    Michael Schmitt; Juan Deaton; Curt Papke; Shane Cherry

    2008-03-01

    In the event of large-scale natural or manmade catastrophic events, access to reliable and enduring commercial communication systems is critical. Hurricane Katrina provided a recent example of the need to ensure communications during a national emergency. To ensure that communication demands are met during these critical times, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the guidance of United States Strategic Command has studied infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities associated with an airborne wireless communications capability. Such a capability could provide emergency wireless communications until public/commercial nodes can be systematically restored. This report focuses on the airborne cellular restoration concept; analyzing basic infrastructure requirements; identifying related infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities and offers recommended solutions.

  2. MARGINAL EXPENSE OIL WELL WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE MEOWS

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    Mason M. Medizade; John R. Ridgely; Donald G. Nelson

    2004-11-01

    A marginal expense oil well wireless surveillance system to monitor system performance and production from rod-pumped wells in real time from wells operated by Vaquero Energy in the Edison Field, Main Area of Kern County in California has been successfully designed and field tested. The surveillance system includes a proprietary flow sensor, a programmable transmitting unit, a base receiver and receiving antenna, and a base station computer equipped with software to interpret the data. First, the system design is presented. Second, field data obtained from three wells is shown. Results of the study show that an effective, cost competitive, real-time wireless surveillance system can be introduced to oil fields across the United States and the world.

  3. Lunar Wireless Power Transfer Feasibility Study

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    Sheldon Freid, et al.

    2008-06-01

    This study examines the feasibility of a multi-kilowatt wireless radio frequency (RF) power system to transfer power between lunar base facilities. Initial analyses, show that wireless power transfer (WPT) systems can be more efficient and less expensive than traditional wired approaches for certain lunar and terrestrial applications. The study includes evaluations of the fundamental limitations of lunar WPT systems, the interrelationships of possible operational parameters, and a baseline design approach for a notionial system that could be used in the near future to power remote facilities at a lunar base. Our notional system includes state-of-the-art photovoltaics (PVs), high-efficiency microwave transmitters, low-mass large-aperture high-power transmit antennas, high-efficiency large-area rectenna receiving arrays, and reconfigurable DC combining circuitry.

  4. Wireless boundary monitor system and method

    DOEpatents

    Haynes, H.D.; Ayers, C.W.

    1997-12-09

    A wireless boundary monitor system used to monitor the integrity of a boundary surrounding an area uses at least two housings having at least one transmitting means for emitting ultrasonic pressure waves to a medium. Each of the housings has a plurality of receiving means for sensing the pressure waves in the medium. The transmitting means and the receiving means of each housing are aimable and communicably linked. At least one of the housings is equipped with a local alarm means for emitting a first alarm indication whereby, when the pressure waves propagating from a transmitting means to a receiving means are sufficiently blocked by an object a local alarm means or a remote alarm means or a combination thereof emit respective alarm indications. The system may be reset either manually or automatically. This wireless boundary monitor system has useful applications in both indoor and outdoor environments. 4 figs.

  5. Wireless boundary monitor system and method

    DOEpatents

    Haynes, Howard D.; Ayers, Curtis W.

    1997-01-01

    A wireless boundary monitor system used to monitor the integrity of a boundary surrounding an area uses at least two housings having at least one transmitting means for emitting ultrasonic pressure waves to a medium. Each of the housings has a plurality of receiving means for sensing the pressure waves in the medium. The transmitting means and the receiving means of each housing are aimable and communicably linked. At least one of the housings is equipped with a local alarm means for emitting a first alarm indication whereby, when the pressure waves propagating from a transmitting means to a receiving means are sufficiently blocked by an object a local alarm means or a remote alarm means or a combination thereof emit respective alarm indications. The system may be reset either manually or automatically. This wireless boundary monitor system has useful applications in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  6. Wireless energy transfer between anisotropic metamaterials shells

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    Daz-Rubio, Ana; Carbonell, Jorge; Snchez-Dehesa, Jos

    2014-06-15

    The behavior of strongly coupled Radial Photonic Crystals shells is investigated as a potential alternative to transfer electromagnetic energy wirelessly. These sub-wavelength resonant microstructures, which are based on anisotropic metamaterials, can produce efficient coupling phenomena due to their high quality factor. A configuration of selected constitutive parameters (permittivity and permeability) is analyzed in terms of its resonant characteristics. The coupling to loss ratio between two coupled resonators is calculated as a function of distance, the maximum (in excess of 300) is obtained when the shells are separated by three times their radius. Under practical conditions an 83% of maximum power transfer has been also estimated. -- Highlights: Anisotropic metamaterial shells exhibit high quality factors and sub-wavelength size. Exchange of electromagnetic energy between shells with high efficiency is analyzed. Strong coupling is supported with high wireless transfer efficiency. End-to-end energy transfer efficiencies higher than 83% can be predicted.

  7. Wireless, Passive Ceramic Strain Sensors for Turbine Engine Applications

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    An, Linan

    2015-03-31

    The overall objective of this project is to develop a high-temperature wireless passive ceramic strain sensor for online, real-time monitoring turbine blade.

  8. Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An Applications...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An Applications Guide for Federal Facility Managers Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An Applications Guide for Federal ...

  9. Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An Applications...

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    for Lighting Controls: An Applications Guide for Federal Facility Managers Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Lighting Controls: An ...

  10. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...

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    Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards DOEOE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Control Systems ...

  11. Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security...

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    Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards DOEOE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan ISA Approves Standard ...

  12. A mobile-agent based wireless sensing network for structural...

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    Title: A mobile-agent based wireless sensing network for structural health monitoring ... Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and is provided as a public service. ...

  13. A mobile-agent based wireless sensing network for structural...

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    for structural health monitoring applications Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A mobile-agent based wireless sensing network for structural health monitoring ...

  14. Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks...

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    Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks in Process Control System Environments This paper addresses design principles and best practices regarding the ...

  15. Wireless Battery Management System for Safe High-Capacity Energy...

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    Wireless Battery Management System for Safe High-Capacity Energy Storage Citation Details ... Sponsoring Org: USDOE Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: 25 ...

  16. Comments of On-Ramp Wireless, Inc. | Department of Energy

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    On-Ramp Wireless, Inc. Comments of On-Ramp Wireless, Inc. On-Ramp Wireless, Inc. ("On-Ramp") hereby submits comments in response to the Department of Energy's ("DOE") May 11, 2010 Request for Information as to the communications needs of electric utilities to inform federal Smart Grid policy. In these comments, On-Ramp addresses two vital aspects of the need for wireless communications in connection with Smart Grid-more specifically, for customer smart meters and devices and

  17. Announcing $4 Million For Wireless EV Charging | Department of...

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    The Energy Department announced up to 4 million to develop wireless chargers for electric vehicles. | Graphic courtesy of the Vehicle Technologies Program. The Energy Department ...

  18. How the coming wireless revolution will impact manufacturing

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    Shourbaji, A.A.; Manges, W.W.

    1996-01-01

    Wireless technology refers to signal transmission such as microwave, infrared (IR), laser beams, and radio frequency (RF) in which the transmitting medium is wireless. Until recently, wireless applications were limited to specialized cases in select industries and research laboratories. Most commercial applications today are directly associated with vast, growing industries: cellular telephones, computer local area networks (LANs), and computer wide- area networks (WANs). The rising cost of hard wiring signals in manufacturing facilities along with the significant advances in digital and communications technologies have allowed the wireless technology to emerge as an attractive and cost-effective alternative. In this paper, technical issues associated with two applications will be described in which wireless systems have been successfully developed and applied by a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). These wireless applications demonstrate the technical challenges and benefits realized by wireless technologies. A more comprehensive wireless concept aimed at automating large-scale manufacturing facilities in a unified approach using wireless links will also be discussed.

  19. Microsoft Word - Wireless Automation World for OE FINAL.doc

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security, Interviews Authors April 16, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine features the white paper ...

  20. Five Things You Didn't Know About The Potential for Wireless...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Research shows abundant possibilities for wireless charging in the future. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab. Research shows abundant possibilities for wireless charging ...

  1. V-076: Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Bugs Let Remote Users Deny...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Remote Authenticated Users Modify the Configuration and Execute Arbitrary Code V-076: Cisco Wireless LAN ...

  2. Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wireless Sensor Technology Overview In most buildings, space conditions are controlled and coordinated by a building automation system (BAS). A BAS can provide temperature visualization information with dashboard displays through a person-machine interface (PMI). However, in most data centers, space conditioning is achieved with multiple, independently-operating cooling units located within the space. Unfortunately, these data centers do not have adequate auto- mation systems or visualization

  3. Contoured Surface Eddy Current Inspection System

    DOEpatents

    Batzinger, Thomas James; Fulton, James Paul; Rose, Curtis Wayne; Perocchi, Lee Cranford

    2003-04-08

    Eddy current inspection of a contoured surface of a workpiece is performed by forming a backing piece of flexible, resiliently yieldable material with a contoured exterior surface conforming in shape to the workpiece contoured surface. The backing piece is preferably cast in place so as to conform to the workpiece contoured surface. A flexible eddy current array probe is attached to the contoured exterior surface of the backing piece such that the probe faces the contoured surface of the workpiece to be inspected when the backing piece is disposed adjacent to the workpiece. The backing piece is then expanded volumetrically by inserting at least one shim into a slot in the backing piece to provide sufficient contact pressure between the probe and the workpiece contoured surface to enable the inspection of the workpiece contoured surface to be performed.

  4. An intelligent inspection and survey robot

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    Byrd, J.S.

    1995-10-01

    Large quantities of mixed and low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at Department of Energy (DOE) warehouses located throughout the United States. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to four drums and up to 16 feet high. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming an aisle approximately three feet wide between the rows of drums. Tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses throughout the DOE complex. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) is under development for the DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a data of pertinent information about each drum.

  5. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program -- 1993

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    McNatt, F.G. Sr.

    1994-05-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1993 to evaluate these vessels, and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report. The 1993 inspection program revealed that the condition of the Savannah River Site waste tanks had not changed significantly from that reported in the previous annual report. No new leaksites were observed. No evidence of corrosion or materials degradation was observed in the waste tanks. However, degradation was observed on covers of the concrete encasements for the out-of-service transfer lines to Tanks 1 through 8.

  6. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOEpatents

    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Chungkao Hsieh.

    1993-11-02

    The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection. 5 figures.

  7. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOEpatents

    Khuri-Yakub, B. T.; Hsieh, Chung-Kao

    1993-01-01

    The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection.

  8. X-ray radiography for container inspection

    DOEpatents

    Katz, Jonathan I.; Morris, Christopher L.

    2011-06-07

    Arrangements of X-ray inspection systems are described for inspecting high-z materials in voluminous objects such as containers. Inspection methods may involve generating a radiographic image based on detected attenuation corresponding to a pulsed beams of radiation transmitted through a voluminous object. The pulsed beams of radiation are generated by a high-energy source and transmitted substantially downward along an incident angle, of approximately 1.degree. to 30.degree., to a vertical axis extending through the voluminous object. The generated radiographic image may be analyzed to detect on localized high attenuation representative of high-z materials and to discriminate high-z materials from lower and intermediate-z materials on the basis of the high density and greater attenuation of high-z material for higher energy (3-10 MeV) X-rays, and the compact nature of threatening masses of fissionable materials.

  9. Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials

    DOEpatents

    Burns, Geroge R.; Yang, Pin

    2010-01-19

    The present invention includes methods and apparatus for inspecting vicinally illuminated non-patterned areas of translucent materials. An initial image of the material is received. A second image is received following a relative translation between the material being inspected and a device generating the images. Each vicinally illuminated image includes a portion having optimal illumination, that can be extracted and stored in a composite image of the non-patterned area. The composite image includes aligned portions of the extracted image portions, and provides a composite having optimal illumination over a non-patterned area of the material to be inspected. The composite image can be processed by enhancement and object detection algorithms, to determine the presence of, and characterize any inhomogeneities present in the material.

  10. Cylinder yard inspections and corrective actions

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    Barlow, C.R.; Ziehlke, K.T.; Pryor, W.A.

    1990-07-31

    Inspection of valves on stored uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders was initiated at the three diffusion plant sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Paducah, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio as the result of the discovery of valve defects and evidence of valve leaks at the Oak Ridge K-25 plant. The coordinated inspection culminated in the identification of additional factors related to long-term safe storage of UF{sub 6}, and plans for correction of such deficiencies are presently being developed and implemented. These corrective actions supplement existing programs aimed at assurance of safe storage as summarized in the report.

  11. Raft river geothermal pump disassembly and inspection

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    Van Treeck, R.

    1983-02-01

    The disassembly and postoperation inspection of the Peerless geothermal water pump used in teh RRGE-1 well at the Raft River Geothermal Test Site are summarized. Disassembly was hampered by scale that froze some of the pump bearings onto the impeller shaft after operation ceased. The pump appeared otherwise in generally excellent condition after more than 1600 h running time in a geothermal environment. Most postoperation diameters of rotating parts were still within factory tolerance. The few out-of-tolerance bearing diameters could not be attributed to wear and could have been out of tolerance when received. This possibility points to a need for preoperation quality-control inspection of the bearings.

  12. Multi-level scanning method for defect inspection

    DOEpatents

    Bokor, Jeffrey; Jeong, Seongtae

    2002-01-01

    A method for performing scanned defect inspection of a collection of contiguous areas using a specified false-alarm-rate and capture-rate within an inspection system that has characteristic seek times between inspection locations. The multi-stage method involves setting an increased false-alarm-rate for a first stage of scanning, wherein subsequent stages of scanning inspect only the detected areas of probable defects at lowered values for the false-alarm-rate. For scanning inspection operations wherein the seek time and area uncertainty is favorable, the method can substantially increase inspection throughput.

  13. Thermographic inspection of pipes, tanks, and containment liners

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    Renshaw, Jeremy B. Muthu, Nathan; Lhota, James R.; Shepard, Steven M.

    2015-03-31

    Nuclear power plants are required to operate at a high level of safety. Recent industry and license renewal commitments aim to further increase safety by requiring the inspection of components that have not traditionally undergone detailed inspected in the past, such as tanks and liners. NEI 09-14 requires the inspection of buried pipes and tanks while containment liner inspections are required as a part of license renewal commitments. Containment liner inspections must inspect the carbon steel liner for defects - such as corrosion - that could threaten the pressure boundary and ideally, should be able to inspect the surrounding concrete for foreign material that could be in contact with the steel liner and potentially initiate corrosion. Such an inspection requires a simultaneous evaluation of two materials with very different material properties. Rapid, yet detailed, inspection results are required due to the massive size of the tanks and containment liners to be inspected. For this reason, thermal NDE methods were evaluated to inspect tank and containment liner mockups with simulated defects. Thermographic Signal Reconstruction (TSR) was utilized to enhance the images and provide detailed information on the sizes and shapes of the observed defects. The results show that thermographic inspection is highly sensitive to the defects of interest and is capable of rapidly inspecting large areas.

  14. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection

    DOEpatents

    Zollinger, William T.; Klingler, Kerry M.; Bauer, Scott G.

    2012-02-28

    An Explosion Proof Vehicle (EPV) having an interior substantially filled with an inert fluid creating an interior pressure greater than the exterior pressure. One or more flexible tubes provide the inert fluid and one or more electrical conductors from a control system to the vehicle. The vehicle is preferably used in subsurface tank inspection, whereby the vehicle is submerged in a volatile fluid.

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Security of Uranium Hexafluoride at the East Tennessee Technology Park Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004 Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0820 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0820 September 4, 2009 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force Authority The Department of Energy's (Department) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution supporting the Department's scientific, engineering, environmental, and national security activities. Livermore is managed and operated under contract by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) LLC, for the Department's National Nuclear

  17. Testing and inspecting lens by holographic means

    DOEpatents

    Hildebrand, Bernard P.

    1976-01-01

    Processes for the accurate, rapid and inexpensive testing and inspecting of oncave and convex lens surfaces through holographic means requiring no beamsplitters, mirrors or overpower optics, and wherein a hologram formed in accordance with one aspect of the invention contains the entire interferometer and serves as both a master and illuminating source for both concave and said convex surfaces to be so tested.

  18. Electronic Out-fall Inspection Application - 12007

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    Weymouth, A Kent III; Pham, Minh; Messick, Chuck

    2012-07-01

    In early 2009 an exciting opportunity was presented to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The SRS maintenance group was directed to maintain all Out-falls on Site, increasing their workload from 75 to 183 out-falls with no additional resources. The existing out-fall inspection system consisted of inspections performed manually and documented via paper trail. The inspections were closed out upon completion of activities and placed in file cabinets with no central location for tracking/trending maintenance activities. A platform for meeting new improvements required for documentation by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) out-fall permits was needed to replace this current system that had been in place since the 1980's. This was accomplished by building a geographically aware electronic application that improved reliability of site out-fall maintenance and ensured consistent standards were maintained for environmental excellence and worker efficiency. Inspections are now performed via tablet and uploaded to a central point. Work orders are completed and closed either in the field using tablets (mobile application) or in their offices (via web portal) using PCs. And finally completed work orders are now stored in a central database allowing trending of maintenance activities. (authors)

  19. Appraisers Project Plan: Wireless Controls and Retrofit LED Lighting Demonstration

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    Appraisers Project Plan: Wireless Controls and Retrofit LED Lighting Demonstration Measurement and Verification Report This report details the measurement and verification tools and methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of wireless lighting controls and LED lighting at the Appraisers Building, a federal office building in San Francisco, CA.

  20. A Compact Wireless Charging System for Electric Vehicles

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    Ning, Puqi; Miller, John M; Onar, Omer C; White, Cliff P

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a compact high efficiency wireless power transfer system has been designed and developed. The detailed gate drive design, cooling system design, power stage development, and system assembling are presented. The successful tests verified the feasibility of wireless power transfer system to achieve over-all 90% efficiency.

  1. Methods and apparatus for multi-parameter acoustic signature inspection

    DOEpatents

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Samuel, Todd J.; Valencia, Juan D.; Gervais, Kevin L.; Tucker, Brian J.; Kirihara, Leslie J.; Skorpik, James R.; Reid, Larry D.; Munley, John T.; Pappas, Richard A.; Wright, Bob W.; Panetta, Paul D.; Thompson, Jason S.

    2007-07-24

    A multiparameter acoustic signature inspection device and method are described for non-invasive inspection of containers. Dual acoustic signatures discriminate between various fluids and materials for identification of the same.

  2. Inspection Report: S02IS020 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IS020 Inspection Report: S02IS020 March 25, 2002 Inspection of Training Issues at the Rocky Flats Field Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Special...

  3. Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks (Technical Report)...

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    Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks ABSTRACT The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ...

  4. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security White Paper

    SciTech Connect

    King, J

    2001-10-22

    Given the increased productivity and growing popularity of wireless communications in general, and wireless data communications in particular, this paper outlines the protocols, security implications, and architectures of IEEE Std. 802.11-1999 wireless LANs (WLANs) and makes recommendations regarding a phased implementation of WLANs at LLNL. This project is driven by the need for convenient and secure access to the Internet for Laboratory visitors and to the internal network for Laboratory employees. A solid architecture designed with a priority on security will allow LLNL to offer network access in areas where it is traditionally hard to deploy wired networks. It will also enable such services as wireless access for inventory control and convenient network access for conference rooms around LLNL. Wireless network access has the potential to increase productivity by enabling instant access to information.

  5. Flexible network wireless transceiver and flexible network telemetry transceiver

    DOEpatents

    Brown, Kenneth D.

    2008-08-05

    A transceiver for facilitating two-way wireless communication between a baseband application and other nodes in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver provides baseband communication networking and necessary configuration and control functions along with transmitter, receiver, and antenna functions to enable the wireless communication. More specifically, the transceiver provides a long-range wireless duplex communication node or channel between the baseband application, which is associated with a mobile or fixed space, air, water, or ground vehicle or other platform, and other nodes in the wireless network or grid. The transceiver broadly comprises a communication processor; a flexible telemetry transceiver including a receiver and a transmitter; a power conversion and regulation mechanism; a diplexer; and a phased array antenna system, wherein these various components and certain subcomponents thereof may be separately enclosed and distributable relative to the other components and subcomponents.

  6. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    4 Annual Inspection - Hallam, Nebraska May 2014 Page 1 2014 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on April 8, 2014. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. There are 19 groundwater monitoring wells at the Hallam site. Four of the 19 wells are flush mount

  7. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    5 Annual Inspection - Hallam, Nebraska May 2015 Page 1 2015 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on April 9, 2015. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. Groundwater is sampled every two years, and was last sampled in June 2014. Results were not

  8. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories- May 2005

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III

  9. Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    & Interconnection Manufacturing, Workforce & Training Resources Subprogram Soft Costs Author Interstate Renewable Energy Council Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems ...

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2002 | Department of Energy Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Pantex Plant This report provides the more detailed results of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was conducted in October and November 2002 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April

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    2003 | Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Y-12 National Security Complex. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2003 by the Office of

  12. EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding

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    Offers Efficient Alternative | Department of Energy Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative April 22, 2015 - 2:06pm Addthis ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based

  13. High Fidelity Simulations of Large-Scale Wireless Networks

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    Onunkwo, Uzoma; Benz, Zachary

    2015-11-01

    The worldwide proliferation of wireless connected devices continues to accelerate. There are 10s of billions of wireless links across the planet with an additional explosion of new wireless usage anticipated as the Internet of Things develops. Wireless technologies do not only provide convenience for mobile applications, but are also extremely cost-effective to deploy. Thus, this trend towards wireless connectivity will only continue and Sandia must develop the necessary simulation technology to proactively analyze the associated emerging vulnerabilities. Wireless networks are marked by mobility and proximity-based connectivity. The de facto standard for exploratory studies of wireless networks is discrete event simulations (DES). However, the simulation of large-scale wireless networks is extremely difficult due to prohibitively large turnaround time. A path forward is to expedite simulations with parallel discrete event simulation (PDES) techniques. The mobility and distance-based connectivity associated with wireless simulations, however, typically doom PDES and fail to scale (e.g., OPNET and ns-3 simulators). We propose a PDES-based tool aimed at reducing the communication overhead between processors. The proposed solution will use light-weight processes to dynamically distribute computation workload while mitigating communication overhead associated with synchronizations. This work is vital to the analytics and validation capabilities of simulation and emulation at Sandia. We have years of experience in Sandia’s simulation and emulation projects (e.g., MINIMEGA and FIREWHEEL). Sandia’s current highly-regarded capabilities in large-scale emulations have focused on wired networks, where two assumptions prevent scalable wireless studies: (a) the connections between objects are mostly static and (b) the nodes have fixed locations.

  14. 241-AY-102 Leak Detection Pit Drain Line Inspection Report

    SciTech Connect

    Boomer, Kayle D.; Engeman, Jason K.; Gunter, Jason R.; Joslyn, Cameron C.; Vazquez, Brandon J.; Venetz, Theodore J.; Garfield, John S.

    2014-01-20

    This document provides a description of the design components, operational approach, and results from the Tank AY-102 leak detection pit drain piping visual inspection. To perform this inspection a custom robotic crawler with a deployment device was designed, built, and operated by IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc. for WRPS to inspect the 6-inch leak detection pit drain line.

  15. Inspection Report: S05IS022 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5IS022 Inspection Report: S05IS022 March 21, 2005 Review of Possible Inappropriate Job Solicitation Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S05IS042 Inspection Report: S99IS022 Inpsection Report: IG-0671

  16. 241-AZ Farm Annulus Extent of Condition Baseline Inspection

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    Engeman, Jason K.; Girardot, Crystal L.; Vazquez, Brandon J.

    2013-05-15

    This report provides the results of the comprehensive annulus visual inspection for tanks 241- AZ-101 and 241-AZ-102 performed in fiscal year 2013. The inspection established a baseline covering about 95 percent of the annulus floor for comparison with future inspections. Any changes in the condition are also included in this document.

  17. Passive wireless sensing tags NASA inflatable structures.

    SciTech Connect

    Brocato, Robert Wesley

    2006-03-01

    This report gives a description of several types of wireless, unpowered remote sensors. Surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices were coupled with conventional sensors to create entirely new types of sensors. These sensors report physically measurable data in the same manner as the conventional sensors, but they do it remotely and without any local power source. The sensors are measured remotely using a radar-like interrogation device, and the sensors and their related communication electronics draw all of the power needed for communicating from the radar pulse. The report covers only a description of prototype sensors and not of the manufacturing requirements of these devices.

  18. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF EXPLORER: A LONG-RANGE UNTETHERED LIVE GASLINE INSPECTION ROBOT SYSTEM

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    Dr. George C. Vradis; Dr. Hagen Schempf

    2002-05-01

    The goal of this program is to construct and demonstrate EXPLORER, a modular, remotely controllable, self-powered, untethered robot system for the inspection of live gas distribution 150 mm (6-inch) to 200 mm (8-inch) diameter mains. The system, which was designed in an earlier effort, is built in a modular fashion in order to accommodate various components intended to accomplish different inspection, repair, sample retrieval, and other in-pipe tasks. The prototype system to be built under this project will include all the basic modules needed by the system, i.e. the locomotion, power storage, wireless communication, and camera. The camera, a solid-state fisheye-type, is used to transmit real-time video to the operator that allows for the live inspection of gas distribution pipes. This module, which incorporates technology developed by NASA, has been designed, constructed and tested in the earlier effort. In the current effort, the full prototype system will be tested in the laboratory followed by two field demonstrations in real applications in NYGAS member utilities' pipes. The purpose for EXPLORER is to be able to access live gas mains, insert the system in the piping network, and remotely ''drive'' it within the gas main and its laterals through distances of five to ten thousand feet. Its adaptable locomotion system allows the robot to function through varying diameter pipes (150 - 200 mm or 6- to 8-inches) and is powered via on-board battery-banks. The presence of fish-eye cameras in both ends of the robot allows the operator to view the forward and circumferential views of the internals live using an above-ground TV. Communication takes place via wireless link between the robot and the launch-chamber used to insert/retrieve the system. This link is based on commercial technology presently employed in wireless telecommunication networks. Communication over long distances as well as battery re-charging will be accomplished without retrieving the robot but

  19. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, January 1995--March 1995

    SciTech Connect

    1995-05-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from January 1995 through March 1995.

  20. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, October--December 1996

    SciTech Connect

    1997-03-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from October 1996 through December 1996.

  1. System for inspecting large size structural components

    DOEpatents

    Birks, Albert S. (Columbus, OH); Skorpik, James R. (Kennewick, WA)

    1990-01-01

    The present invention relates to a system for inspecting large scale structural components such as concrete walls or the like. The system includes a mobile gamma radiation source and a mobile gamma radiation detector. The source and detector are constructed and arranged for simultaneous movement along parallel paths in alignment with one another on opposite sides of a structural component being inspected. A control system provides signals which coordinate the movements of the source and detector and receives and records the radiation level data developed by the detector as a function of source and detector positions. The radiation level data is then analyzed to identify areas containing defects corresponding to unexpected variations in the radiation levels detected.

  2. Acoustic Inspection Device V1.0

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2002-01-16

    The Acoustic Inspection Device (AID) is an instrument used to interrogate materials with ultrasonic acoustic waves. The AID application software program runs under the Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 operating system. Is serves as the instrument controller and provides the user interface for the instrument known as the Acoustic Inspection Device (AID). The program requests, acquires, and analyzes acoustic waveforms from the AID hardware (pulser/receiver module, digitizer, and communications link). Graphical user displays ofmore » the AID application program include the real-time display of ultrasonic acoustic waveforms and analytical results including acoustic time-of-flight, velocity, and material identification. This program utilizes a novel algorithm, developed at PNNL, that automatically extracts the time-of-flight and amplitude data from the raw waveform and compares the extracted data to a material database.« less

  3. V-048: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Vulnerability | Department of Energy 48: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability V-048: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability December 17, 2012 - 1:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability PLATFORM: Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. REFERENCE LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027886 Secunia Advisory

  4. Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Planned Audits and Inspections FY 2013 Work Plan for FY 2013 A list of audits and inspections planned for FY 2013 by the U.S. Department of Enery, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Inspections Planned Audits and Inspections for FY 2013 (63.37 KB) More Documents & Publications Work Plan FY 2017 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Performance Results and FY 2012 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Performance

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0625 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0625 November 4, 2003 Reporting of Security Incidents at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) performs OBJECTIVES research and development activities in support of national defense that require the highest levels of security. The University of California (UC) manages and operates Livermore under contract with the Department of Energy (DOE), which includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). On May

  6. Inspection Report: IG-0628 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0628 December 5, 2003 Internal Controls Over Classified Computers and Classified Removable Media at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore), including processing classified national security information. Livermore reported an inventory of 86 classified laptop computers and 1,141 classified desktop computers as of March 2003. In addition, Livermore

  7. Inspection Report: IG-0663 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0663 Septermber 24, 2004 Control and Accountability of Emergency Communication Network Equipment The Department of Energy's Emergency Communication Network (ECN) is a high-speed, global, emergency communications network that supports the exchange of classified and unclassified voice, data, and video information for managing national emergencies, as well as emergencies involving the Department's facilities and operations. The ECN currently connects the Departments

  8. Inspection Report: IG-0703 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Inspection Report: IG-0703 September 30, 2005 Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), located on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico, has been in operation since the early 1940's. LANL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility operated by the University of California. Throughout its history, LANL has conducted experimental research on the development of nuclear weapons and explosive materials that

  9. Inspection Report: IG-0708 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Inspection Report: IG-0708 November 9, 2005 Quality Assurance Weaknesses in the Review of Yucca Mountain Electronic Mail for Relevancy to the Licensing Process In 2002, Congress approved construction of a geological waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. Prior to construction, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must grant the Department of Energy (DOE) a license to build the facility. As part of the licensing process, DOE is

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0741 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0741 October 10, 2006 Concerns With Security Barriers at theY-12 National Security Complex The DOE Office of Inspector General received an allegation that newly constructed concrete security barriers at the Y-12 site were inadequate because the design of the weapon ports did not take into consideration the space required for the weapons' sight system. Specifically, the complaint alleged that weapon port openings were not designed to accommodate the sight system of

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0742 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Inspection Report: IG-0742 October 11, 2006 Protective Force Property Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore AND OBJECTIVE National Laboratory (LLNL) supports the maintenance of a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and provides expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. LLNL is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site operated by the

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Inspection Report: IG-0745 November 15, 2006 Material Control and Accountability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supports the Department of Energy's core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. Livermore personnel perform tests and study various characteristics of nuclear

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0746 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0746 November 29, 2006 Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; developing technical solutioils to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destnlction; and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and national security. Site support services at

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0780 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0780 October 25, 2007 Work Order Estimate and Cost Issues for Site Support Services at Los AlamosNational Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The National Nuclear Security Administration has cognizance over the Laboratory. Site support services at LANL, including maintenance and repairs, are provided by KSL Services Joint Venture (KSL) under a 5-year, almost

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0790 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0790 March 21, 2008 Office of Intelligence andCounterintelligence Internal Controls Over the Department of Energy's Sensitive Compartmented InformationAccess Program The Department of Energy (DOE) is 1 of the 16 members of the AND OBJECTIVES U.S. Government's Intelligence Community and serves as the premier technical intelligence resource in the areas of nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, energy, science, and technology and emerging nuclear threats. In addition to

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0796 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Inspection Report: IG-0796 July 1, 2008 Internal Controls Over Sensitive Compartmented Information Access for Selected Field Intelligence Elements As a member of the U.S. Government's Intelligence Community, the Department of Energy (DOE) serves as the premier technical intelligence resource in the areas of nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, energy, science, and technology, as well as emerging nuclear threats. In addition to providing intelligence analyses, DOE offers specialized technology

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0806 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    06 Inspection Report: IG-0806 November 25, 2008 40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy Sites The Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), operate some of the most sensitive Federal facilities in the United States. Because of the mission requirements, safeguards and security is a top priority at these sites. As part of its security regime, the Department maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0850 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Inspection Report: IG-0850 April 15, 2011 Verification of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Contract Workers' Eligibility to Work in the U.S. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley) is a research laboratory managed by the Department's Berkeley Site Office (Site Office). Berkeley, operated under contract by the University of California, conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, employing approximately 4,200

  20. APPLYING SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY ACCOMPLISHES VISUAL INSPECTION CHALLENGES

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    Robinson, C

    2007-07-21

    This paper discusses the successful implementation of simple video technologies at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to perform complex visual inspection, monitoring, and surveillance tasks. Because SRS facilities are similar to those of an industrial plant, the environmental and accessibility considerations for remote viewing are the primary determining factors in the selection of technology. The constraints and challenges associated with remote viewing are discussed, and examples of applications are given.

  1. Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Containment Structures

    SciTech Connect

    Graves, H.L.; Naus, D.J.; Norris, W.E.

    1998-12-01

    Safety-related nuclear power plant (NPP) structures are designed to withstand loadings from a number of low-probability external and interval events, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and loss-of-coolant accidents. Loadings incurred during normal plant operation therefore generally are not significant enough to cause appreciable degradation. However, these structures are susceptible to aging by various processes depending on the operating environment and service conditions. The effects of these processes may accumulate within these structures over time to cause failure under design conditions, or lead to costly repair. In the late 1980s and early 1990s several occurrences of degradation of NPP structures were discovered at various facilities (e.g., corrosion of pressure boundary components, freeze- thaw damage of concrete, and larger than anticipated loss of prestressing force). Despite these degradation occurrences and a trend for an increasing rate of occurrence, in-service inspection of the safety-related structures continued to be performed in a somewhat cursory manner. Starting in 1991, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) published the first of several new requirements to help ensure that adequate in-service inspection of these structures is performed. Current regulatory in-service inspection requirements are reviewed and a summary of degradation experience presented. Nondestructive examination techniques commonly used to inspect the NPP steel and concrete structures to identify and quantify the amount of damage present are reviewed. Finally, areas where nondestructive evaluation techniques require development (i.e., inaccessible portions of the containment pressure boundary, and thick heavily reinforced concrete sections are discussed.

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0591 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: IG-0591 March 20, 2003 Allegations Concerning the Reporting of a Radiological Incident at the Los Alamos National Laboratory On February 15, 2001, an unanticipated airborne release of Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) occurred from a glovebox at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) Technical Area 55 (TA-55) Site. The incident resulted in the contamination of workers. As required, Los Alamos officials prepared an Occurrence Report outlining the circumstances of the incident.

  3. Inspection Report: IG-0681 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    81 Inspection Report: IG-0681 March 24, 2005 Concerns Regarding a Non-Viable (Dead)"Anthrax Spore" Research Project at theOak Ridge National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous complaint involving an "anthrax" (Bacillus anthracis, Ames strain) spore research project at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Specifically, it was alleged that: * A former ORNL employee who returned to ORNL as a Guest Researcher

  4. Inspection Report: IG-0719 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Inspection Report: IG-0719 February 2, 2006 Protective Force Contracts at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Department of Energy (DOE) mission at the Oak Ridge AND OBJECTIVE Reservation requires a paramilitary protective force comprised of several hundred security police officers to safeguard the production and storage of nuclear weapons components, special nuclear material, and other sensitive work. Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut) initially provided protective force services for the Oak

  5. Inspection Report: IG-0886 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    86 Inspection Report: IG-0886 April 19, 2013 Alleged Improprieties Regarding the Canine Program at the Department of Energy's Y-12 Site The Department of Energy's (Department) Canine Program is an essential component of its efforts to identify and deter potential threats to infrastructure and personnel. At the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) and other nuclear material hosting sites in the Department, canines are used to detect explosives, narcotics, concealed humans and also track human

  6. Tradeoff Analysis for Combat Service Support Wireless Communications Alternatives

    SciTech Connect

    Burnette, John R.; Thibodeau, Christopher C.; Greitzer, Frank L.

    2002-02-28

    As the Army moves toward more mobile and agile forces and continued sustainment of numerous high-cost legacy logistics management systems, the requirement for wireless connectivity and a wireless network to supporting organizations has become ever more critical. There are currently several Army communications initiatives underway to resolve this wireless connectivity issue. However, to fully appreciate and understand the value of these initiatives, a Tradeoff Analysis is needed. The present study seeks to identify and assess solutions. The analysis identified issues that impede Interim Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) communication system integration and outlined core requirements for sharing of logistics data between the field and Army battle command systems. Then, the analysis examined wireless communication alternatives as possible solutions for IBCT logistics communications problems. The current baseline system was compared with possible alternatives involving tactical radio systems, wireless/near term digital radio, cellular satellite, and third-generation (3G) wireless technologies. Cellular satellite and 3G wireless technologies offer clear advantages and should be considered for later IBCTs.

  7. Remote inspection of underground storage tanks

    SciTech Connect

    Griebenow, B.L.; Martinson, L.M. )

    1992-01-01

    Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Inc. (WINCO) operates the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the US Department of Energy. The ICPP's mission is to process government-owned spent nuclear fuel. The process involves dissolving the fuel, extracting off uranium, and calcining the waste to a solid form for storage, Prior to calcining, WINCO temporarily stores the liquid waste from this process in eleven 1,135,600-l(300,000-gal), 15,2-m (50-ft)-diam, high-level liquid waste tanks. Each of these stainless steel tanks is contained within an underground concrete vault. The only access to the interior of the tanks is through risers that extend from ground level to the dome of the tanks. WINCO is replacing these tanks because of their age and the fact that they do not meet all of the current design requirements. The tanks will be replaced in two phases. WINCO is now in the Title I design stage for four new tank and vault systems to replace five of the existing systems. The integrity of the six remaining tanks must be verified to continue their use until they can be replaced in the second phase. To perform any integrity analysis, the inner surface of the tanks must be inspected. The remote tank inspection (RTI) robotic system, designed by RedZone Robotics of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was developed to access the interior of the tanks and position various end effectors required to perform tank wall inspections.

  8. Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 October 13, 1996 Report on the Intelligence Oversight Inspection of the Special Technologies Laboratory Inspection Report: INS-O-96-01 (92.73 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-O-04-01 Inspection Report: IG-0367 Inspection Report: IG-0852

  9. System and method for merging clusters of wireless nodes in a wireless network

    DOEpatents

    Budampati, Ramakrishna S.; Gonia, Patrick S.; Kolavennu, Soumitri N.; Mahasenan, Arun V.

    2012-05-29

    A system includes a first cluster having multiple first wireless nodes. One first node is configured to act as a first cluster master, and other first nodes are configured to receive time synchronization information provided by the first cluster master. The system also includes a second cluster having one or more second wireless nodes. One second node is configured to act as a second cluster master, and any other second nodes configured to receive time synchronization information provided by the second cluster master. The system further includes a manager configured to merge the clusters into a combined cluster. One of the nodes is configured to act as a single cluster master for the combined cluster, and the other nodes are configured to receive time synchronization information provided by the single cluster master.

  10. Quality assurance inspections for shipping and storage containers

    SciTech Connect

    Stromberg, H.M.; Roberts, G.D.; Bryce, J.H.

    1996-04-01

    This is a guide for conducting quality assurance inspections of transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage system suppliers. (Suppliers are defined as designers, fabricators, distributors, users or owners of those packaging and storage systems.) This guide may be used during inspection to determine regulatory compliance with 10 CFR, Part 71, Subpart H; 10 CFR, Part 72, Subpart G; 10 CFR, Part 21; and supplier`s quality assurance program commitments. It was developed to provide a structured, consistent approach to inspections. The guidance therein provides a framework for evaluation of transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage systems quality assurance programs. Inspectors are provided with the flexibility to adapt the methods and concepts to meet inspection requirements for the particular facility. The method used in the guide treats each activity at a facility as a separate performance element and combines the activities within the framework of an ``inspection tree.``The method separates each performance element into several areas for inspection and identifies guidelines, based on regulatory requirements, to qualitatively evaluate each area. This guide also serves as a field manual to facilitate quality assurance inspection activities. This guide replaces an earlier one, NUREG/CR-5717 (Packing Supplier Inspection Guide). This replacement guide enhances the inspection activities for transportation packagings and adds the dry spent fuel storage system quality assurance inspection activities.

  11. Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer - Grid Impacts Analysis (Presentation...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... 1.5-mi loop; 60-75 circuits per day; 2-3 charging locations * Future opportunities o ... A.; Konan, A. "Fuel Savings Potential from Future In- Motion Wireless Power Transfer." ...

  12. Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    NNSA's Savannah River Tritium Enterprise (SRTE) has begun a year-long test using secure wireless technology in a tritium air monitoring system. The test is an important step in ...

  13. Energy efficiency in wireless communication systems

    DOEpatents

    Caffrey, Michael Paul; Palmer, Joseph McRae

    2012-12-11

    Wireless communication systems and methods utilize one or more remote terminals, one or more base terminals, and a communication channel between the remote terminal(s) and base terminal(s). The remote terminal applies a direct sequence spreading code to a data signal at a spreading factor to provide a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal. The DSSS signal is transmitted over the communication channel to the base terminal which can be configured to despread the received DSSS signal by a spreading factor matching the spreading factor utilized to spread the data signal. The remote terminal and base terminal can dynamically vary the matching spreading factors to adjust the data rate based on an estimation of operating quality over time between the remote terminal and base terminal such that the amount of data being transmitted is substantially maximized while providing a specified quality of service.

  14. EOI: High Reliability Wireless Communications System | Y-12 National

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Security Complex EOI: High Reliability ... EOI: High Reliability Wireless Communications System Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (hereafter known as "CNS", for additional company information, see website (www.y12.doe.gov)), acting under its Prime Contract No. DE-NA0001942 with the United States Department of Energy (DOE), is soliciting an Expression of Interest (EOI)/Request for Information (RFI) for a market survey of available High Reliability Wireless Communications System.

  15. Smart Grid: Building a Wireless Connection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Grid: Building a Wireless Connection Smart Grid: Building a Wireless Connection October 7, 2010 - 2:41pm Addthis Dr. Kristina Johnson Dr. Kristina Johnson Founder & CEO, Cube Hydro Partners What does this mean for me? Along with creating tens of thousands of new jobs, bringing our grid into the 21st century will give consumers and businesses the information they need to reduce their energy consumption - and better manage their energy bills. Smart grid technologies, tools and techniques will

  16. Low-cost Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring Applications

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    er mp Low-cost Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring Applications 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Source: http://www.idsc.ethz.ch Controll Inverter Vapor co . system and heater Box - Teja Kuruganti, kurugantipv@ornl.gov Oak Ridge National Laboratory Project Summary Timeline: Start date: September 2013 Planned end date: 2015 Key Milestones 1. Develop requirement specification for low cost wireless sensors by looking at regulatory and standards-based requirements - 12/31/13 2.

  17. Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless on DOE Request for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Information-Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Empowering Customers and the Smart Grid: Data Access, Third Party Use, and Privacy | Department of Energy Wireless on DOE Request for Information-Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Empowering Customers and the Smart Grid: Data Access, Third Party Use, and Privacy Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless on DOE Request for Information-Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Empowering Customers and the Smart Grid: Data

  18. Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control and Environmental Sensing

    SciTech Connect

    Dana Teasdale; Francis Rubinstein; Dave Watson; Steve Purdy

    2005-10-01

    The high cost of retrofitting buildings with advanced lighting control systems is a barrier to adoption of this energy-saving technology. Wireless technology, however, offers a solution to mounting installation costs since it requires no additional wiring to implement. To demonstrate the feasibility of such a system, a prototype wirelessly-controlled advanced lighting system was designed and built. The system includes the following components: a wirelessly-controllable analog circuit module (ACM), a wirelessly-controllable electronic dimmable ballast, a T8 3-lamp fixture, an environmental multi-sensor, a current transducer, and control software. The ACM, dimmable ballast, multi-sensor, and current transducer were all integrated with SmartMesh{trademark} wireless mesh networking nodes, called motes, enabling wireless communication, sensor monitoring, and actuator control. Each mote-enabled device has a reliable communication path to the SmartMesh Manager, a single board computer that controls network functions and connects the wireless network to a PC running lighting control software. The ACM is capable of locally driving one or more standard 0-10 Volt electronic dimmable ballasts through relay control and a 0-10 Volt controllable output. The mote-integrated electronic dimmable ballast is designed to drive a standard 3-lamp T8 light fixture. The environmental multi-sensor measures occupancy, light level and temperature. The current transducer is used to measure the power consumed by the fixture. Control software was developed to implement advanced lighting algorithms, including daylight ramping, occupancy control, and demand response. Engineering prototypes of each component were fabricated and tested in a bench-scale system. Based on standard industry practices, a cost analysis was conducted. It is estimated that the installation cost of a wireless advanced lighting control system for a retrofit application is at least 30% lower than a comparable wired system for

  19. Next-Generation Wireless Instrumentation Integrated with Mathematical

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling for Aluminum Production | Department of Energy Next-Generation Wireless Instrumentation Integrated with Mathematical Modeling for Aluminum Production Next-Generation Wireless Instrumentation Integrated with Mathematical Modeling for Aluminum Production Monitoring Electrolytic Cell Anode Current Increases Current and Energy Efficiency In 2011, five-and-a-half-million tons of aluminum were produced in the United States. Over two-million tons were produced in smelters, large

  20. Reply Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Verizon and Verizon Wireless Reply Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless As Verizon noted in its opening comments in response to the Department of Energy's Request for Information (RFI), effective communications networks and services are critical to the success of Smart Grid technology. Existing commercial broadband networks built and operated by experienced communications providers would best facilitate the implementation of Smart Grid technology, which requires the highly secure

  1. Performance-based inspection and maintenance strategies

    SciTech Connect

    Vesely, W.E.

    1995-04-01

    Performance-based inspection and maintenance strategies utilize measures of equipment performance to help guide inspection and maintenance activities. A relevant measure of performance for safety system components is component unavailability. The component unavailability can also be input into a plant risk model such as a Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) to determine the associated plant risk performance. Based on the present and projected unavailability performance, or the present and projected risk performance, the effectiveness of current maintenance activities can be evaluated and this information can be used to plan future maintenance activities. A significant amount of information other than downtimes or failure times is collected or can be collected when an inspection or maintenance is conducted which can be used to estimate the component unavailability. This information generally involves observations on the condition or state of the component or component piecepart. The information can be detailed such as the amount of corrosion buildup or can be general such as the general state of the component described as {open_quotes}high degradation{close_quotes}, {open_quotes}moderate degradation{close_quotes}, or {open_quotes}low degradation{close_quotes}. Much of the information collected in maintenance logs is qualitative and fuzzy. As part of an NRC Research program on performance-based engineering modeling, approaches have been developed to apply Fuzzy Set Theory to information collected on the state of the component to determine the implied component or component piecepart unavailability. Demonstrations of the applications of Fuzzy Set Theory are presented utilizing information from plant maintenance logs. The demonstrations show the power of Fuzzy Set Theory in translating engineering information to reliability and risk implications.

  2. INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE

    SciTech Connect

    Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

    2005-07-13

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  3. Inspection of Fusion Joints in Plastic Pipe

    SciTech Connect

    Connie Reichert

    2005-09-01

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost-effective method exists for assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field. Visual examination and pressure testing are current nondestructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project developed, demonstrated, and validated an in-situ nondestructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system includes a laser-based image-recognition system that automatically generates and interprets digital images of pipe joints and assigns them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. An EWI-patented process, the Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) was developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation, which reveals the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and two destructive forms of testing: short-term tensile testing and long-term creep rupture testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and the destructive testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than destructive testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  4. Inspection Summary Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Summary Report Inspection Summary Report November 2008 Issues Related to the Production of Components for the W76 Weapon System at SandiaNational Laboratory A primary mission of the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico (Sandia) is ensuring that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is safe, secure, and reliable and that it can fully support the Nation's deterrence policy. In the early 1990s, Sandia undertook to design a replacement neutron generator for the W76 nuclear warhead. Topic:

  5. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

    DOEpatents

    Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T.; Parent, Philippe; Reinholdtsen, Paul A.

    1991-01-01

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respected to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations.

  6. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

    DOEpatents

    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Parent, P.; Reinholdtsen, P.A.

    1991-02-26

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method are described in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respect to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations. 7 figures.

  7. Coordinate Measuring Machine Pit Artifact Inspection Procedure

    SciTech Connect

    Montano, Joshua D.

    2012-07-31

    The goal of this document is to outline a procedure for dimensional measurement of Los Alamos National Laboratory's CMM Pit Artifact. This procedure will be used by the Manufacturing Practice's Inspection Technology Subgroup of the Interagency Manufacturing Operations Group and Joint Operations Weapon Operations Group (IMOG/JOWOG 39) round robin participants. The intent is to assess the state of industry within the Nuclear Weapons Complex for measurements made on this type of part and find which current measurement strategies and techniques produce the best results.

  8. Guidelines for Engineering, Design, and Inspection Costs

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-03-28

    Engineering, design, and inspection (ED&I) activities begin with the preliminary design (Title I). Pre-Title I activities are not considered part of the ED&I activities. Architectural/Engineering (A/E) activities are part of the ED&I activities. A/E activities are services that are an integral part of the production and delivery of the design plans, specifications, and drawings. This chapter defines ED&I and A/E activities and discusses how to estimate and track them.

  9. Include tech service engineers in turnaround inspections

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, J.E.

    1987-05-01

    Process Unit startup problems can be minimized by having technical service or process engineers perform equipment turnaround inspections. Most plants have inspectors who are specifically trained to identify corrosion, fatigue and other conditions that lead to deterioration of equipment mechanical integrity. Inspectors are also concerned with the proper assembly of equipment to ensure that all construction agrees with the field drawings. Training and knowledge of how process equipment actually operates often varies among individual inspectors. This, unfortunately, can lead to process equipment performance problems after startup with equipment that is reportedly in good mechanical condition.

  10. Wireless Sensors and Networks for Advanced Energy Management

    SciTech Connect

    Hardy, J.E.

    2005-05-06

    Numerous national studies and working groups have identified low-cost, very low-power wireless sensors and networks as a critical enabling technology for increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing processes. Research areas for developing such sensor and network platforms include microsensor arrays, ultra-low power electronics and signal conditioning, data/control transceivers, and robust wireless networks. A review of some of the research in the following areas will be discussed: (1) Low-cost, flexible multi-sensor array platforms (CO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, CO, humidity, NH{sub 3}, O{sub 2}, occupancy, etc.) that enable energy and emission reductions in applications such as buildings and manufacturing; (2) Modeling investments (energy usage and savings to drive capital investment decisions) and estimated uptime improvements through pervasive gathering of equipment and process health data and its effects on energy; (3) Robust, self-configuring wireless sensor networks for energy management; and (4) Quality-of-service for secure and reliable data transmission from widely distributed sensors. Wireless communications is poised to support technical innovations in the industrial community, with widespread use of wireless sensors forecasted to improve manufacturing production and energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Progress being made in wireless system components, as described in this paper, is helping bring these projected improvements to reality.

  11. Inspection Report: INS-0-99-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0-99-02 Inspection Report: INS-0-99-02 July 9, 1999 Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Professional Research or Teaching Leave In March 1999, while conducting other Inspection work, the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General determined that officials at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) had authorized and paid 24 months of "Professional Research or Teaching Leave" for two Livermore employees. These employees were research scholars at a

  12. Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Hanford Site - June 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - June 2010 June 2010 Inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program This report provides the results of an independent inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in response to concerns raised by external stakeholders regarding the adequacy of the

  13. INSPECTION REPORT Technetium-99 Incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Technetium-99 Incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory OAI-L-16-13 August 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 2, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: David Sedillo Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on the

  14. Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting lm050_jones_2012_o.pdf (677.58 KB) More Documents & Publications Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings FY 2009 Progress Report for Lightweighting Materials - 10. Nondestructive Evaluation FY 2008

  15. Eddy current inspection tool. [Patent application

    DOEpatents

    Petrini, R.R.; Van Lue, D.F.

    1980-10-29

    A miniaturized inspection tool, for testing and inspection of metal objects in locations with difficult accessibility, which comprises eddy current sensing equipment with a probe coil, and associated coaxial coil cable, oil energizing means, and circuit means responsive to impedance changes in the coil as effected by induced eddy currents in a test object to produce a data output signal proportional to such changes. The coil and cable are slideably received in the utility channel of the flexible insertion tube of a fiberoptic scope. The scope is provided with light transmitting and receiving fiberoptics for viewing through the flexible tube, and articulation means for articulating the distal end of the tube and permitting close control of coil placement relative to a test object. The eddy current sensing equipment includes a tone generator for generating audible signals responsive to the data output signal. In one selected mode of operation, the tone generator responsive to the output signal above a selected level generates a constant single frequency tone for signalling detection of a discontinuity and, in a second selected mode, generates a tone whose frequency is proportional to the difference between the output signal and a predetermined selected threshold level.

  16. Inspecting coiled tubing for well operations

    SciTech Connect

    Gard, M.F.; Pasternack, E.S.; Smith, L.J.

    1992-02-18

    This patent describes improvement in a coiled tubing system for insertion of a substantially continuous bendable length of metal tubing into and withdrawal from a wellbore, the system including a tubing injection unit disposed for injecting the length of tubing into the well bore and storage means for dispensing the length of tubing and receiving the length of tubing from the injection unit. The improvement includes: tubing inspection apparatus for substantially continuously inspecting the wall section of the tubing to detect cracks and structural defects which may lead to tubing failure, the apparatus comprising: a source of electromagnetic radiation mounted in proximity to the tubing between the injection unit and a wellhead into which the tubing is injected; a radiation detector unit for receiving signals from the source which have been projected through the wall of the tubing; means for receiving signals form the detector unit for monitoring the structural integrity o the wall of the tubing during one of injecting and withdrawing the tubing with respect to the wellhead; and housing means supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the tubing.

  17. Lessons from a Home Inspection | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    results of a home inspection. | Photo courtesy of iStockphotoPhilAugustavo Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What are the key facts? Regular...

  18. Inspections at Research Reactors/Critical Assemblies (Conference...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Research ReactorsCritical Assemblies Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Inspections at Research ReactorsCritical Assemblies Authors: Boyer, Brian D. 1 + Show Author ...

  19. Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and Inspecting the...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Monitoring and Inspecting the Inside of Contaminated Nuclear Stacks Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Remote System for Characterizing, Monitoring and ...

  20. 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Monitoring Report for Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title I Disposal Sites Citation Details In-Document Search Title: 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring ...

  1. Inspection Of Environment, Safety, And Health Management At The...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Working Group FRAM Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual FY Fiscal Year HAC Hazards Analysis Checklist ... The team performs inspections that focus on workplace ...

  2. Microsoft PowerPoint - 8939 June 2013 OSDF Inspection Report...

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... Resolution Date of resolution Comments 1703 Outfall from drain under Willey Road No Vegetation kill, concrete, bricks 6122013 June 2013 Site Inspection 15 1704 Berm on north edge ...

  3. 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    for Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title II Disposal Sites Citation Details In-Document Search Title: 2013 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report for Uranium ...

  4. Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Frederick County (Maryland) Department of Permits and Inspections (FCDPI) is currently reviewing two proposed amendments to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), copies of...

  5. Inspections at Reactors (Conference) | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Title: Inspections at Reactors Authors: Boyer, Brian D. 1 + Show Author Affiliations Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory Publication Date: 2013-11-07 ...

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report provides the ...

  7. Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 Inspection of Environment, ...

  8. Program Review, Workplace Inspections, Hazards Analysis And Abatement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document provides guidance information and suggested procedures for performing program review, workplace inspections, hazards analysis, and abatement, successfully at DOE Federal employee worksites.

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, INEEL, Summary Report- September 2003

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management of the Idaho Operations Office and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

  10. ORISE Contract, PART I - SCHEDULE, Section E Inspection and Acceptance

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    under this contract. Complete records of all inspection work performed by the Contractor shall be maintained and made available to the Government during contract performance ...

  11. Detection probabilities for random inspection in variable flow situations

    SciTech Connect

    Lu, Ming-Shih

    1994-03-01

    Improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of inventory-change verification are necessary at certain nuclear facilities, of which one example is low-enriched uranium fuel fabrication facilities. The Safeguards Criteria suggested carrying out interim inventory-change verifications with randomized inspections. This paper describes randomized inspection schemes for inventory change verifications and evaluates the achievable detection probabilities for realistic plant receipt and shipment schedules and stratum residence times as a. function of the inspection frequency and effort and compares these with the existing inspection strategies.

  12. Inspection Letter Report: INS-L-11-01

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Letter Report on “Inspection of Allegations Relating to Irregularities in the Human Reliability Program and Alcohol Abuse within the Office of Secure Transportation

  13. Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies | GE Global Research

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Industrial Materials and Inspection Technologies Waseem Faidi 2013.06.12 Hi, I am Waseem Faidi and I lead the Inspection and Metrology Lab at GE Global Research in developing novel inspection and process monitoring solutions

  14. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-01

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Report On Inspection Of Concerns Regarding DOE's Evaluation Of Chevron U.S.A's Unsolicited Proposal For The Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve

  15. Inspection Report: INS-O-01-03

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of the Department of Energy’s Role in the Commerce Control List and the U.S. Munitions List

  16. North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Presentation made by Carlisle Smith for the NTSF annual meeting ...

  17. V-048: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    48: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability V-048: Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability December 17, 2012 - 1:00am ...

  18. Inspection of Used Fuel Dry Storage Casks

    SciTech Connect

    Dennis C. Kunerth; Tim McJunkin; Mark McKay; Sasan Bakhtiari

    2012-09-01

    ABSTRACT The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the storage of used nuclear fuel, which is now and will be increasingly placed in dry storage systems. Since a final disposition pathway is not defined, the fuel is expected to be maintained in dry storage well beyond the time frame originally intended. Due to knowledge gaps regarding the viability of current dry storage systems for long term use, efforts are underway to acquire the technical knowledge and tools required to understand the issues and verify the integrity of the dry storage system components. This report summarizes the initial efforts performed by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory to identify and evaluate approaches to in-situ inspection dry storage casks. This task is complicated by the design of the current storage systems that severely restrict access to the casks.

  19. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Lord, David E.; Petrini, Richard R.; Carter, Gary W.

    1981-01-01

    An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90.degree. to minimize optical distortion in examining the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable of examining 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4 inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and right angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

  20. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

    DOEpatents

    Lord, D.E.; Petrini, R.R.; Carter, G.W.

    An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores is described. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90/sup 0/ to minimize optical distortion in examing the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable if examing 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4-inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and righ angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

  1. Method and apparatus for inspecting conduits

    DOEpatents

    Spisak, Michael J.; Nance, Roy A.

    1997-01-01

    An apparatus and method for ultrasonic inspection of a conduit are provided. The method involves directing a first ultrasonic pulse at a particular area of the conduit at a first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the first ultrasonic pulse, substantially simultaneously or subsequently in very close time proximity directing a second ultrasonic pulse at said area of the conduit from a substantially different angle than said first angle, receiving the reflected sound from the second ultrasonic pulse, and comparing the received sounds to determine if there is a defect in that area of the conduit. The apparatus of the invention is suitable for carrying out the above-described method. The method and apparatus of the present invention provide the ability to distinguish between sounds reflected by defects in a conduit and sounds reflected by harmless deposits associated with the conduit.

  2. Managing a Process Safety Management inspection

    SciTech Connect

    Mulvey, N.P. [AcuTech Consulting, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations (29 CFR {section} 1910.119) have been in effect for almost three years. State level risk management programs, in New Jersey, California, and Delaware have been in effect for over six years. More recently, Nevada and Louisiana have enacted process safety management programs. These regulations have had a significant impact on all phases of plant operations, including preliminary design, construction, startup, and operations. Through proper planning and the commitment of resources, many facilities are beginning to realize the benefits of well developed PSM programs. This paper will discuss in greater detail some of these benefits, and in particular, the subject of governmental inspections of facilities for process safety management programs.

  3. Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks in

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Process Control System Environments | Department of Energy Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks in Process Control System Environments Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks in Process Control System Environments This paper addresses design principles and best practices regarding the secure implementation and operation of ZigBee wireless networks. ZigBee is a protocol specification and industry standard for a type of wireless

  4. Lighting Studies for Fuelling Machine Deployed Visual Inspection Tool

    SciTech Connect

    Stoots, Carl; Griffith, George

    2015-04-01

    Under subcontract to James Fisher Nuclear, Ltd., INL has been reviewing advanced vision systems for inspection of graphite in high radiation, high temperature, and high pressure environments. INL has performed calculations and proof-of-principle measurements of optics and lighting techniques to be considered for visual inspection of graphite fuel channels in AGR reactors in UK.

  5. Camera Inspection Arm for Boiling Water Reactors - 13330

    SciTech Connect

    Martin, Scott; Rood, Marc

    2013-07-01

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) outage maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and hazardous. Reactor facilities are continuously looking for quicker, safer, and more effective methods of performing routine inspection during these outages. In 2011, S.A. Technology (SAT) was approached by Energy Northwest to provide a remote system capable of increasing efficiencies related to Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) internal inspection activities. The specific intent of the system discussed was to inspect recirculation jet pumps in a manner that did not require manual tooling, and could be performed independently of other ongoing inspection activities. In 2012, SAT developed a compact, remote, camera inspection arm to create a safer, more efficient outage environment. This arm incorporates a compact and lightweight design along with the innovative use of bi-stable composite tubes to provide a six-degree of freedom inspection tool capable of reducing dose uptake, reducing crew size, and reducing the overall critical path for jet pump inspections. The prototype camera inspection arm unit is scheduled for final testing in early 2013 in preparation for the Columbia Generating Station refueling outage in the spring of 2013. (authors)

  6. Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program - 1991. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    McNatt, F.G.

    1992-10-01

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1991 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections made since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report.

  7. A Survey of Wireless Communications for the Electric Power System

    SciTech Connect

    Akyol, Bora A.; Kirkham, Harold; Clements, Samuel L.; Hadley, Mark D.

    2010-01-27

    A key mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s energy infrastructure. Improving the security of control systems, which enable the automated control of our energy production and distribution, is critical for protecting the energy infrastructure and the integral function that it serves in our lives. The DOE-OE Control Systems Security Program provides research and development to help the energy industry actively pursue advanced security solutions for control systems. The focus of this report is analyzing how, where, and what type of wireless communications are suitable for deployment in the electric power system and to inform implementers of their options in wireless technologies. The discussions in this report are applicable to enhancing both the communications infrastructure of the current electric power system and new smart system deployments. The work described in this report includes a survey of the following wireless technologies: • IEEE 802.16 d and e (WiMAX) • IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) family of a, b, g, n, and s • Wireless sensor protocols that use parts of the IEEE 802.15.4 specification: WirelessHART, International Society of Automation (ISA) 100.11a, and Zigbee • The 2, 3, and 4 generation (G )cellular technologies of GPRS/EDGE/1xRTT, HSPA/EVDO, and Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/HSPA+UMTS.

  8. Iraq hedges on arms inspections; CIA warns of ongoing programs

    SciTech Connect

    Wolfsthal, J.

    1992-12-01

    International inspection terms received distinctly mixed signals from Iraqi officials during December inspection visits. Iraq's liasion to U.N. Special Commission (UNSCOM) inspection teams told the head of an UNSCOM chemical and biological weapons team that began a visit December 5 that Iraqi citizens would like to drink the blood' of the inspectors, and that Iraq would no longer cooperate with U.N. weapon inspection activities. An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear inspection team in Iraq at the same time, however, was told by its chief Iraqi liasion officer that Baghdad was finally willing to answer questions about Iraq's foreign procurement network for nuclear equipment and technology. These contradictory developments came only days before the head of U.S. Intelligence made renewed allegations about Iraq's weapons capabilities.

  9. Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up Microsoft PowerPoint - 2009.10.27 Bridge Inspection Follow-up (832.41 KB) More ...

  10. Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 October 27, 2011 Follow-up Review of Security at the ... PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-12-01 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: ...

  11. Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 December 16, 1999 Inspection of Alleged Improprieties ... action. PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-00-02 More Documents & Publications ...

  12. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2, 1998 Report on Inspection Regarding Small ... business program. Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 (383.03 KB) More Documents & ...

  13. Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-99-01 October 5, 1998 Inspection of an Allegation Regarding the Voluntary Separation Program at the Savannah River...

  14. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, October 1997--December 1997

    SciTech Connect

    1998-04-01

    The periodical covers the results of inspections performed between October 1997 and December 1997 by the NRC`s Quality Assurance, Vendor Inspection and Maintenance Branch that have been distributed to the inspected organizations.

  15. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 March 24, 1997 Inspection of Compliance with DOE Order 2030.4B at the Savannah River Site PDF icon Inspection Report: INS-O-97-02 More Documents &...

  16. Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Hanford F Reactor Inspection B-roll footage Addthis Description A look at the inside of Hanford's F Reactor during a scheduled inspection October 2014

  17. 2015 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Inspection Report December 2015 Parkersburg, West Virginia Page 1 2015 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.0 Inspection Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 29, 2015. The site was in excellent condition. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. No evidence of

  18. U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Annual Inspection Report November 2014 Parkersburg, West Virginia

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    4 Annual Inspection Report November 2014 Parkersburg, West Virginia Page 1 2014 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.0 Inspection Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 23, 2014. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. No evidence of trespass was observed. Monitoring

  19. Industrial Wireless Technology for the 21st Century

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2002-12-01

    In July 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program sponsored the Industrial Wireless Workshop as a forum for articulating some long-term goals that may help guide the development of industrial wireless sensor systems. Over 30 individuals, representing manufacturers and suppliers, end users, universities, and national laboratories, attended the workshop in San Francisco and participated in a series of facilitated sessions. The workshop participants cooperatively developed a unified vision for the future and defined specific goals and challenges. This document presents the results of the workshop as well as some context for non-experts.

  20. Time Synchronization in Hierarchical TESLA Wireless Sensor Networks

    SciTech Connect

    Jason L. Wright; Milos Manic

    2009-08-01

    Time synchronization and event time correlation are important in wireless sensor networks. In particular, time is used to create a sequence events or time line to answer questions of cause and effect. Time is also used as a basis for determining the freshness of received packets and the validity of cryptographic certificates. This paper presents secure method of time synchronization and event time correlation for TESLA-based hierarchical wireless sensor networks. The method demonstrates that events in a TESLA network can be accurately timestamped by adding only a few pieces of data to the existing protocol.

  1. Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control and Environmental Sensing

    SciTech Connect

    Dana Teasdale; Francis Rubinstein; David S. Watson; Steve Purdy

    2006-04-30

    Although advanced lighting control systems offer significant energy savings, the high cost of retrofitting buildings with advanced lighting control systems is a barrier to adoption of this energy-saving technology. Wireless technology, however, offers a solution to mounting installation costs since it requires no additional wiring to implement. To demonstrate the feasibility of such a system, a prototype wirelessly-controlled advanced lighting system was designed and built. The system includes the following components: a wirelessly-controllable analog circuit module (ACM), a wirelessly-controllable electronic dimmable ballast, a T8 3-lamp fixture, an environmental multi-sensor, a current transducer, and control software. The ACM, dimmable ballast, multi-sensor, and current transducer were all integrated with SmartMesh{trademark} wireless mesh networking nodes, called motes, enabling wireless communication, sensor monitoring, and actuator control. Each mote-enabled device has a reliable communication path to the SmartMesh Manager, a single board computer that controls network functions and connects the wireless network to a PC running lighting control software. The ACM is capable of locally driving one or more standard 0-10 Volt electronic dimmable ballasts through relay control and a 0-10 Volt controllable output, in addition to 0-24 Volt and 0-10 Volt inputs. The mote-integrated electronic dimmable ballast is designed to drive a standard 3-lamp T8 light fixture. The environmental multisensor measures occupancy, light level and temperature. The current transducer is used to measure the power consumed by the fixture. Control software was developed to implement advanced lighting algorithms, including open and closed-loop daylight ramping, occupancy control, and demand response. Engineering prototypes of each component were fabricated and tested in a bench-scale system. Based on standard industry practices, a cost analysis was conducted. It is estimated that the

  2. WIRELESS MINE-WIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

    SciTech Connect

    Zvi H. Meiksin

    2004-03-01

    A comprehensive mine-wide, two-way wireless voice and data communication system for the underground mining industry was developed. The system achieves energy savings through increased productivity and greater energy efficiency in meeting safety requirements within mines. The mine-wide system is comprised of two interfaced subsystems: a through-the-earth communications system and an in-mine communications system. The mine-wide system permits two-way communication among underground personnel and between underground and surface personnel. The system was designed, built, and commercialized. Several systems are in operation in underground mines in the United States. The use of these systems has proven they result in considerable energy savings. A system for tracking the location of vehicles and people within the mine was also developed, built and tested successfully. Transtek's systems are being used by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in their underground mine rescue team training program. This project also resulted in a spin-off rescue team lifeline and communications system. Furthermore, the project points the way to further developments that can lead to a GPS-like system for underground mines allowing the use of autonomous machines in underground mining operations, greatly reducing the amount of energy used in these operations. Some products developed under this program are transferable to applications in fields other than mining. The rescue team system is applicable to use by first responders to natural, accidental, or terrorist-caused building collapses. The in-mine communications system can be installed in high-rise buildings providing in-building communications to security and maintenance personnel as well as to first responders.

  3. Ultra-High Temperature Distributed Wireless Sensors

    SciTech Connect

    May, Russell; Rumpf, Raymond; Coggin, John; Davis, Williams; Yang, Taeyoung; O'Donnell, Alan; Bresnahan, Peter

    2013-03-31

    Research was conducted towards the development of a passive wireless sensor for measurement of temperature in coal gasifiers and coal-fired boiler plants. Approaches investigated included metamaterial sensors based on guided mode resonance filters, and temperature-sensitive antennas that modulate the frequency of incident radio waves as they are re-radiated by the antenna. In the guided mode resonant filter metamaterial approach, temperature is encoded as changes in the sharpness of the filter response, which changes with temperature because the dielectric loss of the guided mode resonance filter is temperature-dependent. In the mechanically modulated antenna approach, the resonant frequency of a vibrating cantilever beam attached to the antenna changes with temperature. The vibration of the beam perturbs the electrical impedance of the antenna, so that incident radio waves are phase modulated at a frequency equal to the resonant frequency of the vibrating beam. Since the beam resonant frequency depends on temperature, a Doppler radar can be used to remotely measure the temperature of the antenna. Laboratory testing of the guided mode resonance filter failed to produce the spectral response predicted by simulations. It was concluded that the spectral response was dominated by spectral reflections of radio waves incident on the filter. Laboratory testing of the mechanically modulated antenna demonstrated that the device frequency shifted incident radio waves, and that the frequency of the re-radiated waves varied linearly with temperature. Radio wave propagation tests in the convection pass of a small research boiler plant identified a spectral window between 10 and 13 GHz for low loss propagation of radio waves in the interior of the boiler.

  4. Inspection Report: INS-O-97-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    January 16, 1997 Inspection of Alleged Design and Construction Deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory PDF icon Inspection Report: ...

  5. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Volume 19, No. 2: Quarterly report, April--June 1995

    SciTech Connect

    1995-08-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from April 1995 through June 1995.

  6. 2009 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Hallam, Nebraska May 2013 Page 1 2013 Annual Inspection and Status Report for the Hallam, Nebraska, Decommissioned Reactor Site Summary The former Hallam Nuclear Power Facility (HNPF) was inspected on May 1, 2013. The IHX building and the grass cover on the foundation of the former reactor building, were in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. There are 19 groundwater monitoring wells at the Hallam site. Four of the 19 wells are flush mount in design and are locked

  7. Methods for evaluating the quality of oilfield tubular inspections

    SciTech Connect

    Moyer, M.C.; Dale, B.A.

    1986-01-01

    This paper discusses methods and test procedures proposed for conducting field evaluations to determine the effectiveness of oilfield tubular-inspection equipment and personnel. Specific requirements and equations are proposed for qualifying magnetic particle, ultrasonic, eddy current, radiographic, optical, and mechanical nondestructive test equipment. The design and use of pipe standards to check automated pipe-inspection systems are also described. By incorporation of the methods developed in this paper, nondestructive inspection services can be qualified with respect to the pipe diameter, weight, grade, or critical application of the tubular.

  8. Methods for evaluating the quality of oilfield tubular inspections

    SciTech Connect

    Moyer, M.C.; Dale, B.A.

    1984-09-01

    This paper discusses methods and test procedures proposed for conducting field evaluations to determine the effectiveness of oilfield tubular inspection equipment and personnel. Specific requirements and equations are proposed for qualifying magnetic, ultrasonic, eddy current, radiographic, optical, and mechanical nondestructive test equipment. The design and use of pipe standards to check automated pipe inspection systems are also described. By incorporating the methods developed in this paper, nondestructive inspection services can be qualified with respect to the pipe diameter, weight, grade, or critical application of the tubular.

  9. Optical inspection system for cylindrical objects

    DOEpatents

    Brenden, Byron B.; Peters, Timothy J.

    1989-01-01

    In the inspection of cylindrical objects, particularly O-rings, the object is translated through a field of view and a linear light trace is projected on its surface. An image of the light trace is projected on a mask, which has a size and shape corresponding to the size and shape which the image would have if the surface of the object were perfect. If there is a defect, light will pass the mask and be sensed by a detector positioned behind the mask. Preferably, two masks and associated detectors are used, one mask being convex to pass light when the light trace falls on a projection from the surface and the other concave, to pass light when the light trace falls on a depression in the surface. The light trace may be either dynamic, formed by a scanned laser beam, or static, formed by such a beam focussed by a cylindrical lens. Means are provided to automatically keep the illuminating receiving systems properly aligned.

  10. Lessons Learned from Annual Inspection Process - 12329

    SciTech Connect

    Kothari, Vijendra; Uhlmeyer, Terri; Thompson, Randy

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management's (LM) mission is to manage DOE's post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. LM has control and custody of legacy land, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels suitable for their long-term use. As defined by the DOE guidance document Long-Term Stewardship Planning Guidance for Closure Sites, long-term stewardship refers to all activities necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment. These activities include, but are not limited to, 'all engineered and institutional controls (ICs) designed to contain or to prevent exposure to residual contamination and waste, such as surveillance activities, record-keeping activities, inspections, groundwater monitoring, maintenance of other barriers and contained structures, access control, and posting signs'. The development and management of ICs have been, and continue to be, critical to the success of LM surveillance and maintenance activities. (authors)

  11. Wireless spread-spectrum telesensor chip with synchronous digital architecture

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, Stephen F.; Turner, Gary W.; Wintenberg, Alan L.; Emery, Michael Steven

    2005-03-08

    A fully integrated wireless spread-spectrum sensor incorporating all elements of an "intelligent" sensor on a single circuit chip is capable of telemetering data to a receiver. Synchronous control of all elements of the chip provides low-cost, low-noise, and highly robust data transmission, in turn enabling the use of low-cost monolithic receivers.

  12. Appendix A Annual Inspection Checklist, Maps, and Photographs

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Annual Site Inspection 2012 Photos Photograph A1. Sign listing the institutional controls; posted at the west entrance road to the Central OU. Signs are posted at each of the ...

  13. The feasibility of mobile computing for on-site inspection.

    SciTech Connect

    Horak, Karl Emanuel; DeLand, Sharon Marie; Blair, Dianna Sue

    2014-09-01

    With over 5 billion cellphones in a world of 7 billion inhabitants, mobile phones are the most quickly adopted consumer technology in the history of the world. Miniaturized, power-efficient sensors, especially video-capable cameras, are becoming extremely widespread, especially when one factors in wearable technology like Apples Pebble, GoPro video systems, Google Glass, and lifeloggers. Tablet computers are becoming more common, lighter weight, and power-efficient. In this report the authors explore recent developments in mobile computing and their potential application to on-site inspection for arms control verification and treaty compliance determination. We examine how such technology can effectively be applied to current and potential future inspection regimes. Use cases are given for both host-escort and inspection teams. The results of field trials and their implications for on-site inspections are discussed.

  14. EERE Success Story-Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ORNL researcher Jian Chen works with the prototype weld inspection system licensed by Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems. The average car uses more than 4,000 spot welds ...

  15. Inspection considerations for holes 0. 040 inch and smaller

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-03-01

    The accurate inspection of hole size and location for holes smaller than 0.040 inch necessitates several considerations beyond those normally encountered for larger holes. The technical aspects are described herein.

  16. Promising Inspection Technique for Vehicle Welding Offers Efficient Alternative

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The average car uses more than 4,000 spot welds to hold its parts together. While manufacturers currently inspect the quality of welds by prying apart samples, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)...

  17. Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights | GE Global...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wind Turbine Inspection Technology Reaches New Heights Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new ...

  18. Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... No need for a follow-up inspection was identified. 1.6 Maintenance and Repairs Five minor maintenance needs were identified during the audit: 1. Warning sign S7 - needs to be ...

  19. Annual Inspection of the Grand Junction, Colorado, Site

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... No need for a follow-up inspection was identified. 1.6 Maintenance and Repairs Two minor maintenance needs were identified during the audit: 1. Well GJ01-01 - well number label is ...

  20. Robotic inspection of PWR coolant pump casing welds

    SciTech Connect

    Pratt, W.R.; Alford, J.W.; Davis, J.B.

    1997-12-01

    As of January 1, 1995, the Swedish Nuclear Inspectorate began requiring more thorough inspections of cast stainless-steel components in nuclear power plants, including pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor coolant pump (RCP) casings. The examination requirements are established by fracture mechanics analyses of component weldments and demonstrated test system detection capabilities. This may include full volumetric inspection or some portion thereof. Ringhals station is a four-unit nuclear power plant, owned and operated by the Swedish State Power Board, Vattenfall. Unit 1 is a boiling water reactor. Units 2, 3, and 4 are Westinghouse-designed PWRs, ranging in size from 795 to 925 MW. The RCP casings at the PWR units are made of cast stainless steel and contain four circumferential welds that require inspection. Due to the thickness of the casings at the weld locations and configuration and surface conditions on the outside diameter of the casings, remote inspection from the inside diameter of the pump casing was mandated.

  1. Inspection Report: S01IS018 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1IS018 Inspection Report: S01IS018 July 3, 2001 Allegation Regarding Actions by Senior Office of Environment, Safety and Health Officials Not Available for Viewing More Documents &...

  2. Appendix A Annual Inspection Checklist, Maps, and Photographs

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    blank This page intentionally left blank Annual Site Inspection 2011 Photos B-9 - Depression that was filled in 2010; small hole on north side C-8 - Hole on southwest side of...

  3. Quality Work Plan Inspection and Monitoring Requirement | Department...

    Energy Saver

    ... The Grantee must perform quality assurance reviews of at least 10% of all completed units. The final percentage of inspections will be defined by the Grantee and justification will ...

  4. Inspect and Repair Steam Traps - Steam Tip Sheet #1

    SciTech Connect

    2012-01-31

    This revised AMO tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  5. Fernald_Preserve_September_2014_OSDF_Inspection_Report.pdf

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Facility Inspection Report September 2014 6319-D6378 8979.2 0914 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6373 6319D-6348 8979.3 0914 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking ...

  6. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-15

    ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the Department of Energy to survey and inspect drums containing low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at DOE facilities. The drums are typically stacked four high and arranged in rows with three-foot aisle widths. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum. A new version of the Cybermotion series of mobile robots is the base mobile vehicle for ARIES. The new Model K3A consists of an improved and enhanced mobile platform and a new turret that will permit turning around in a three-foot aisle. Advanced sonar and lidar systems were added to improve navigation in the narrow drum aisles. Onboard computer enhancements include a VMEbus computer system running the VxWorks real-time operating system. A graphical offboard supervisory UNIX workstation is used for high-level planning, control, monitoring, and reporting. A camera positioning system (CPS) includes primitive instructions for the robot to use in referencing and positioning the payload. The CPS retracts to a more compact position when traveling in the open warehouse. During inspection, the CPS extends up to deploy inspection packages at different heights on the four-drum stacks of 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon drums. The vision inspection module performs a visual inspection of the waste drums. This system will locate and identify each drum, locate any unique visual features, characterize relevant surface features of interest and update a data-base containing the inspection data.

  7. Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device

    DOEpatents

    Gieske, John H.; Roach, Dennis P.; Walkington, Phillip D.

    2001-01-01

    An ultrasonic pulse echo inspection apparatus and method for detecting structural failures. A focus lens is coupled to the transducer to focus the ultrasonic signal on an area to be inspected and a stop is placed in the focus lens to block selected ultrasonic waves. Other waves are not blocked and are transmitted through the structure to arrive at interfaces therein concurrently to produce an echo response with significantly less distortion.

  8. INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0921 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    21 INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0921 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at a Department of Energy Site Office We initiated this inspection in response to a complaint alleging fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement at a Department of Energy Site Office. Specifically, the complaint alleged that employees and other resources were used to perform personal tasks. The complaint also alleged various other ethics violations, to include: (1) accessing and sharing of

  9. KLA-Tencor's Inspection Tool Reduces LED Manufacturing Costs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    With the help of DOE funding, KLA-Tencor is developing an improved inspection tool for LED manufacturing that promises to significantly increase overall process yields and minimize expensive waste. The power of the inspection tool lies in optical detection techniques coupled with defect source analysis software to statistically correlate front-end geometric anomalies in the substrate to killer defects on the back end of the manufacturing line, which give rise to an undesirable or unusable end product.

  10. Inspection of management of excess personal property at Rocky Flats

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-05-17

    Inspection revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Rocky Flats. Current system of operation does not allow for efficient, timely, cost effective management; current storage and disposal practices are not consistent with contract requirements or DOE policies and procedures. Other deficiencies are pointed out. Results of inspection are divided into 4 sections: contract changeover issues, moratorium issues, additional excess property issues, and award fee observations. Recommendations are outlined.

  11. Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 | Department of Energy Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 January 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the

  12. Built-in-test by signature inspection (bitsi)

    DOEpatents

    Bergeson, Gary C.; Morneau, Richard A.

    1991-01-01

    A system and method for fault detection for electronic circuits. A stimulus generator sends a signal to the input of the circuit under test. Signature inspection logic compares the resultant signal from test nodes on the circuit to an expected signal. If the signals do not match, the signature inspection logic sends a signal to the control logic for indication of fault detection in the circuit. A data input multiplexer between the test nodes of the circuit under test and the signature inspection logic can provide for identification of the specific node at fault by the signature inspection logic. Control logic responsive to the signature inspection logic conveys information about fault detection for use in determining the condition of the circuit. When used in conjunction with a system test controller, the built-in test by signature inspection system and method can be used to poll a plurality of circuits automatically and continuous for faults and record the results of such polling in the system test controller.

  13. An optimized periodic inspection program for condensers and feedwater heaters

    SciTech Connect

    Reinhart, E.R.; Kaminski, S.

    1996-12-31

    Tube failures in steam plant surface condensers and feedwater heaters are a significant reliability problem for the electric power industry. Tube failures can also result in an increase in replacement power costs. In addition, condenser leaks from failed tubes have potentially harmful effects on major components such as steam generators and turbines. To reduce the number of tube failures and consequent leakage, periodic maintenance programs have used the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method of eddy-current testing (ET) to inspect the condition of the tubes from the water side. This NDE method can identify tubes that have experienced major degradation and should be plugged to prevent in-service failure. However, the use of NDE methods in plant maintenance of condensers and feedwater heaters is not standard practice and varies significantly throughout the utility industry. Variability of inspection results and difficulty in inspecting some types of tubing (monel, carbon steel) have caused many utility sites to question the value of in-service inspection of heat transfer tubing from the water side. Recognizing the above problem, advanced ET systems have been developed that use multi-frequency, remote field and digital data processing techniques to inspect a wide variety of tubing materials and produce on-site inspection reports. Recent field examination results will be presented.

  14. Recent advances in used drill pipe inspection by ultrasonic methods

    SciTech Connect

    Stanley, R.K. ); Wells, L. )

    1994-11-01

    Until recently, inspection of the body of used drill pipe for pits, transverse fatigue cracks and wall loss was performed by a traditional combination of magnetic flux leakage (MFL), compression wave ultrasonics, and mechanical outside diameter (OD) gaging. Threaded connections were inspected under UVA light in the field, often under residual induction. Unfortunately, the standard inspection method does not stress the need for 100 percent wall thickness coverage, and so the body inspection does not always find the thinnest point on the pipe despite tubular down-grade criteria being dependent upon remaining wall. Further, threads were generally poorly inspected by the UVA technique because of lack of cleanliness, incorrect magnetization levels, low UVA levels, and the fact that in some cases, the transverse cracks at the roots of the last engaged threads of the connection often closed up right when the connection was broken out, thereby reducing the amount of magnetic flux from such defects. However, with existing drill pipe sitting on the ground for many years, and a renewed awareness among oil companies to minimize drilling costs, the need for upgrading the nondestructive evaluation equipment for used drill pipe has arisen. This article outlines some recent ultrasonic advances in used drill pipe inspection technology. These methods, if applied correctly, will help in more accurate classification of used drill pipe.

  15. Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report- August 2002

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

  16. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Summary Report- July 2002

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  17. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I- December 2004

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summary Report- April 2002

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex, Volume I- September 2005

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Summary Report

  20. Exercise manual for the Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training (ACE-IT) software

    SciTech Connect

    Dobranich, P.R.; Widney, T.W.; Goolsby, P.T.; Nelson, J.D.; Evanko, D.A.

    1997-09-01

    The on-site inspection provisions in many current and proposed arms control agreements require extensive preparation and training on the part of both the Inspected Party and the Inspection Team. Current training techniques include table-top inspections and practice inspections. The Augmented Computer Exercise for Inspection Training (ACE-IT), an interactive computer training tool, increases the utility of table-top inspections. ACE-IT has been designed to provide training for a hypothetical challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); however, this training tool can be modified for other inspection regimes. Although ACE-IT provides training from notification of an inspection through post-inspection activities, the primary emphasis of ACE-IT is in the inspection itself--particularly with the concept of managed access. ACE-IT also demonstrates how inspection provisions impact compliance determination and the protection of sensitive information. The Exercise Manual supplements the ACE-IT software by providing general information on on-site inspections and detailed information for the CWC challenge inspection exercise. The detailed information includes the pre-inspection briefing, maps, list of sensitive items, medical records, and shipping records.

  1. ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory- East, Summary Report- May 2002

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East

  3. Innovative Sensors for Pipeline Crawlers: Rotating Permanent Magnet Inspection

    SciTech Connect

    J. Bruce Nestleroth; Richard J. Davis; Stephanie Flamberg

    2006-09-30

    Internal inspection of pipelines is an important tool for ensuring safe and reliable delivery of fossil energy products. Current inspection systems that are propelled through the pipeline by the product flow cannot be used to inspect all pipelines because of the various physical barriers they may encounter. To facilitate inspection of these ''unpiggable'' pipelines, recent inspection development efforts have focused on a new generation of powered inspection platforms that are able to crawl slowly inside a pipeline and can maneuver past the physical barriers that limit internal inspection applicability, such as bore restrictions, low product flow rate, and low pressure. The first step in this research was to review existing inspection technologies for applicability and compatibility with crawler systems. Most existing inspection technologies, including magnetic flux leakage and ultrasonic methods, had significant implementation limitations including mass, physical size, inspection energy coupling requirements and technology maturity. The remote field technique was the most promising but power consumption was high and anomaly signals were low requiring sensitive detectors and electronics. After reviewing each inspection technology, it was decided to investigate the potential for a new inspection method. The new inspection method takes advantage of advances in permanent magnet strength, along with their wide availability and low cost. Called rotating permanent magnet inspection (RPMI), this patent pending technology employs pairs of permanent magnets rotating around the central axis of a cylinder to induce high current densities in the material under inspection. Anomalies and wall thickness variations are detected with an array of sensors that measure local changes in the magnetic field produced by the induced current flowing in the material. This inspection method is an alternative to the common concentric coil remote field technique that induces low-frequency eddy

  4. U.S. Department of Energy 2013 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, West Virginia

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    3 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, West Virginia January 2014 Page 1 Annual Inspection of the Parkersburg, West Virginia Disposal Site 1.1 Compliance Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on December 11, 2013. The 2013 inspection was originally scheduled to occur in October. However, the partial government shutdown required that the inspection be reschedule later within the same calendar year. The disposal cell was in

  5. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Annual Inspection - Parkersburg, WV

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Parkersburg, WV November 2012 Page 1 2012 Annual Inspection Report for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Disposal Site 1.0 Compliance Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site was inspected on October 16, 2012. The disposal cell was in excellent condition. No evidence of erosion or slope instability on the disposal cell was noted during the inspection. A follow-up or contingency inspection is not required. During the 2011 inspection it was

  6. Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting - Complete (20.91 MB) Lesson Plan: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting (299.15 KB) PowerPoint: Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting (20.68 MB) More Documents & Publications Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Regulations and Standards Quality Control Inspector 2.0: Introduction to Weatherization for

  7. Licensee contractor and vendor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, July 1995--September 1995

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from July 1995 through September 1995. Vendors inspected include: (1) Continental Disc Corporation, (2) Divesco, (3) Eaton, (4) General Electric Nuclear Energy, (5) ITT Barton, (6) Liberty Technologies, (7) Mid-South Nuclear, (8) Power Distribution Services, (9) Rosemount, (10) Target-Rock, and (11) Westinghouse Electric.

  8. Design and initial deployment of the wireless local area networking infrastructure at Sandia National Laboratories.

    SciTech Connect

    Long, John P.; Hamill, Michael J.; Mitchell, M. G.; Miller, Marc M.; Witzke, Edward L.; Wiener, Dallas J

    2006-11-01

    A major portion of the Wireless Networking Project at Sandia National Laboratories over the last few years has been to examine IEEE 802.11 wireless networking for possible use at Sandia and if practical, introduce this technology. This project team deployed 802.11a, b, and g Wireless Local Area Networking at Sandia. This report examines the basics of wireless networking and captures key results from project tests and experiments. It also records project members thoughts and designs on wireless LAN architecture and security issues. It documents some of the actions and milestones of this project, including pilot and production deployment of wireless networking equipment, and captures the team's rationale behind some of the decisions made. Finally, the report examines lessons learned, future directions, and conclusions.

  9. Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells The patented system delivers continuous electromagnetic data on the reservoir conditions, enabling economical and effective monitoring and analysis. April 3, 2012 One of several active projects, LANL and Chevron co-developed INFICOMM(tm), a wireless technology used to collect real-time temperature and pressure information from sensors in oil and gas

  10. Inspection of compressed natural gas cylinders on school buses

    SciTech Connect

    1995-07-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring compressed natural gas (CNF)-powered school bus demonstrations in various locations around the country. Early in 1994, two non-DOE-sponsored CNG pickup trucks equipped with composite-reinforced-aluminum fuel cylinders experienced cylinder ruptures during refueling. As reported by the Gas Research Institute (GRI): ...analysis of the cylinder ruptures on the pickup trucks revealed that they were due to acid-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the overwrap. The overwrap that GRI refers to is a resin-impregnated fiber that is wrapped around the outside of the gas cylinder for added strength. Because ensuring the safety of the CNG vehicles it sponsors is of paramount concern to DOE, the Department, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), conducted inspections of DOE-sponsored vehicles nationwide. The work had three objectives: inspection, documentation, and education. First, inspectors visited sites where CNG-powered school buses sponsored by DOE are based, and inspected the CNG cylinders for damage. Second, information learned during the inspections was collected for DOE. Third, the inspections found that the education and awareness of site personnel, in terms of cylinder damage detection, needed to be increased.

  11. The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection: summary Report

    SciTech Connect

    Weakley, S.A.; Darwin, R.F.; Howe, T.L.

    1990-06-01

    The Residential Building Characteristics On-Site Inspection (RI) was sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and implemented by Energy Counselors, Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon. The purpose of the inspection was to collect detailed information on the structural characteristics and capital equipment of residences participating in BPA's End-Use Load and Conservation Assessment Program (ELCAP). ELCAP is a long-term program to collect information on the structural characteristics of residences in the Pacific Northwest as well as the attitudinal, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of the residences' occupants. Combined with other data collection efforts, the information obtained by the RI will be used to assess and evaluate energy use and conservation within the region's residential sector. This report documents the design of the inspection instruments (forms), the implementation of the inspection, and some of the results from the data base. The number of residences inspected was 416 or 93% of the potential sample of 447 residences. 1 ref., 2 figs., 38 tabs.

  12. Capacity Utilization Study for Aviation Security Cargo Inspection Queuing System

    SciTech Connect

    Allgood, Glenn O; Olama, Mohammed M; Lake, Joe E; Brumback, Daryl L

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we conduct performance evaluation study for an aviation security cargo inspection queuing system for material flow and accountability. The queuing model employed in our study is based on discrete-event simulation and processes various types of cargo simultaneously. Onsite measurements are collected in an airport facility to validate the queuing model. The overall performance of the aviation security cargo inspection system is computed, analyzed, and optimized for the different system dynamics. Various performance measures are considered such as system capacity, residual capacity, throughput, capacity utilization, subscribed capacity utilization, resources capacity utilization, subscribed resources capacity utilization, and number of cargo pieces (or pallets) in the different queues. These metrics are performance indicators of the system s ability to service current needs and response capacity to additional requests. We studied and analyzed different scenarios by changing various model parameters such as number of pieces per pallet, number of TSA inspectors and ATS personnel, number of forklifts, number of explosives trace detection (ETD) and explosives detection system (EDS) inspection machines, inspection modality distribution, alarm rate, and cargo closeout time. The increased physical understanding resulting from execution of the queuing model utilizing these vetted performance measures should reduce the overall cost and shipping delays associated with new inspection requirements.

  13. Evaluations of Structural Failure Probabilities and Candidate Inservice Inspection Programs

    SciTech Connect

    Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Simonen, Fredric A.

    2009-05-01

    The work described in this report applies probabilistic structural mechanics models to predict the reliability of nuclear pressure boundary components. These same models are then applied to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative programs for inservice inspection to reduce these failure probabilities. Results of the calculations support the development and implementation of risk-informed inservice inspection of piping and vessels. Studies have specifically addressed the potential benefits of ultrasonic inspections to reduce failure probabilities associated with fatigue crack growth and stress-corrosion cracking. Parametric calculations were performed with the computer code pc-PRAISE to generate an extensive set of plots to cover a wide range of pipe wall thicknesses, cyclic operating stresses, and inspection strategies. The studies have also addressed critical inputs to fracture mechanics calculations such as the parameters that characterize the number and sizes of fabrication flaws in piping welds. Other calculations quantify uncertainties associated with the inputs calculations, the uncertainties in the fracture mechanics models, and the uncertainties in the resulting calculated failure probabilities. A final set of calculations address the effects of flaw sizing errors on the effectiveness of inservice inspection programs.

  14. Systems and methods for performing wireless financial transactions

    DOEpatents

    McCown, Steven Harvey

    2012-07-03

    A secure computing module (SCM) is configured for connection with a host device. The SCM includes a processor for performing secure processing operations, a host interface for coupling the processor to the host device, and a memory connected to the processor wherein the processor logically isolates at least some of the memory from access by the host device. The SCM also includes a proximate-field wireless communicator connected to the processor to communicate with another SCM associated with another host device. The SCM generates a secure digital signature for a financial transaction package and communicates the package and the signature to the other SCM using the proximate-field wireless communicator. Financial transactions are performed from person to person using the secure digital signature of each person's SCM and possibly message encryption. The digital signatures and transaction details are communicated to appropriate financial organizations to authenticate the transaction parties and complete the transaction.

  15. EM’s Laboratory Supports Testing Wireless Technology in Secure Environment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    AIKEN, S.C. – Wireless networks have become commonplace in homes, restaurants and retail environments. But up to now, they have not been suitable for secure environments.

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about wireless...

  17. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Wireless & Conductive Charging Testing to support Code & Standards

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by Idaho National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about wireless and...

  18. Software-defined Radio Based Wireless Tomography: Experimental Demonstration and Verification

    SciTech Connect

    Bonior, Jason D; Hu, Zhen; Guo, Terry N.; Qiu, Robert C.; Browning, James P.; Wicks, Michael C.

    2015-01-01

    This letter presents an experimental demonstration of software-defined-radio-based wireless tomography using computer-hosted radio devices called Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). This experimental brief follows our vision and previous theoretical study of wireless tomography that combines wireless communication and RF tomography to provide a novel approach to remote sensing. Automatic data acquisition is performed inside an RF anechoic chamber. Semidefinite relaxation is used for phase retrieval, and the Born iterative method is utilized for imaging the target. Experimental results are presented, validating our vision of wireless tomography.

  19. Comments of Verizon and Verizon Wireless on DOE Request forInformatio...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Because effective communications networks will be central to the success of smart grid ... wireline and wireless broadband networks and related expertise to quickly and ...

  20. Cyber Security Requirements for Wireless Devices and Information Systems

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2004-02-11

    The Notice establishes DOE policy requirements and responsibilities for using wireless networks and devices within DOE and implements the requirements of DOE 0 205.1, Department of Energy Cyber Security Management Program, dated 3-21-03, including requirements for cyber resource protection, risk management, program evaluation, and cyber security plan development and maintenance. No cancellation. DOE N 205.15, dated 3/18/05, extends this directive until 3/18/06.