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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1957
 Collection: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Hazards Summary Report on the Oxide Critical Experiments

Hazards Summary Report on the Oxide Critical Experiments

Date: April 1957
Creator: Redman, W. C.; Thie, J. A. & Dates, L. R.
Description: Report describing a zero-power reactor facility (ZPR-VII), its systems, and associated hazards.
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The Fabrication of Certain Jacketed Uranium Helices

The Fabrication of Certain Jacketed Uranium Helices

Date: May 1957
Creator: Yaggee, F. L.
Description: Report describing the fabrication of Doppler Helices, which were 1/8 inch diameter x 12 foot long uranium core completely enclosed within a thin metal jacket and wound into a spring or helix shape.
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A General Method for Comparing Thermal Performance of Fuel Element Geometries and Coolants for Non-Boiling Reactors

A General Method for Comparing Thermal Performance of Fuel Element Geometries and Coolants for Non-Boiling Reactors

Date: January 1957
Creator: Freund, G. A. & London, A. L.
Description: Report containing a method "for comparing the influence of various fuel element geometries on rector core shape or different specifications of thermal performance"(p. 7).
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Design and Performance Characteristics of Magnetic Jack-Type Control Rod Drive

Design and Performance Characteristics of Magnetic Jack-Type Control Rod Drive

Date: December 1957
Creator: Young, Joseph N.
Description: Report concerning the design of the magnetic jack, which is a "hermetically sealed, step-motion linear motor which satisfies the need for a reliable, low-cost, nuclear reactor control rod drive." (p. 5)
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Semi-Empirical Method of Calculating the Energy-Absorption Build-up Factor with an Application to a Uniformly Contaminated Space Having Spherical Boundaries

Semi-Empirical Method of Calculating the Energy-Absorption Build-up Factor with an Application to a Uniformly Contaminated Space Having Spherical Boundaries

Date: October 14, 1957
Creator: O'Brien, Keran; Lowder, Wayne M. & Solon, Leonard R.
Description: None
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Beta and Gamma Dose Rates From Terrestrially Distributed Sources

Beta and Gamma Dose Rates From Terrestrially Distributed Sources

Date: October 28, 1957
Creator: O'Brien, Keran; Lowder, Wayne M. & Solon, Leonard R.
Description: Report that examines the dose rate of radiation in the air and in a test subject due to radioactive materials (uranium, thorium, and potassium) that are present in the ground. The test subject in these experiments is a water cylinder that is meant to receive radiation in a manner similar to a person.
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Frequency Response Measurements of the EBWR Automatic Steam by-Pass Valve Control System

Frequency Response Measurements of the EBWR Automatic Steam by-Pass Valve Control System

Date: June 1957
Creator: DeShong, J. A., Jr. & Beckjord, E. S.
Description: Report describing the steam by-pass system of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water (EBWR) Reactor. The control system and errors are described.
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Manufacture of Fuel Plates for the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor

Manufacture of Fuel Plates for the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor

Date: June 1957
Creator: Macherey, R. E.; Bean, C. H.; Carson, N. J., Jr. & Lindgren, J. R.
Description: From Abstract: "Discussed in the paper are the production of the uranium fuel alloy, the fabrication of the cladding components from Zircaloy-2 ingot, the assembly, welding, evacuation, and sealing of the cladding billets, the jacketing of the cladding billets with steel, and the roll bonding, heat treatment, stripping, and cleaning of the fuel plates. Evaluation of the fuel plates produced is also included."
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A Shielded Metallograph for Remote Metallography

A Shielded Metallograph for Remote Metallography

Date: October 1957
Creator: Brown, F. L.; Haaker, L. W.; Paine, S. H. & Blomgren, R. A.
Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the specific design requirements arising from these initial decisions, followed by description and keyed illustrations of the various features of the installation. The Bausch and Lomb Research Metallograph was the instrument chosen as being most readily adapted to the over-all plan."
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Preliminary Design Requirements Argonne Boiling Reactor (ARBOR) Facility

Preliminary Design Requirements Argonne Boiling Reactor (ARBOR) Facility

Date: July 15, 1957
Creator: Fromm, L. W.; Bernsen, S. A.; Bullinger, C. F. & Matousek, J. F.
Description: From Introduction: "Descriptions of the functional requirements of the facility, together with preliminary concepts of methods for meeting them, are presented in this prospectus."
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Hazard Summary Report Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II)

Hazard Summary Report Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II)

Date: May 1957
Creator: Koch, L. J.; Monson, H. O.; Okrent, D.; Levenson, M.; Simmons, W. R.; Humphreys, J. R. et al.
Description: From Forward: "This report describes the present conceptions of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II as well as the safety procedures and precautions which are currently anticipated for its operation."
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Transistorization of Nuclear Counting Circuits

Transistorization of Nuclear Counting Circuits

Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: Graveson, R. T. & Sadowski, H.
Description: None
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Report #26: Development of Photomultiplier Tubes

Report #26: Development of Photomultiplier Tubes

Date: December 1957
Creator: Schenkel, F. W. & Snell, P. A.
Description: None
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American Standard Recommended Practice for Drainage of Coal Mines (M6.1-1955, UDC 622.5)

American Standard Recommended Practice for Drainage of Coal Mines (M6.1-1955, UDC 622.5)

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing standardizations when dealing with pumps for draining and storing water in coal mines.
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Development of the Fischer-Tropsch Oil-Recycle Process

Development of the Fischer-Tropsch Oil-Recycle Process

Date: 1957
Creator: Benson, H. E.; Field, J. H.; Bienstock, D.; Nagel, R. R.; Brunn, L. W.; Hawk, C. O. et al.
Description: From Introduction: "This report on the development of the oil-recycle process covers: 1. Review of the work in Germany on the first oil-circulation process. 2. Work by the Bureau of Mines, United States Department of the Interior. (a) Preliminary experiments on a laboratory scale, consisting of orientation tests and bench-scale operation, employing a 1-foot bed of catalyst in a 3-inch diameter vessel. (b) Operation of 2 pilot plants with a 4- or - 8 foot bed of catalyst in 3-inch-diameter reactors. Up to 3 gallons of C2+ hydrocarbons was produced per day in each of these plants. (c) Operation of a barrel-per-day pilot plant with an 8-foot bed of catalyst in an 8-inch-diameter reactor."
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Combustion of Solid Fuels in Thin Beds

Combustion of Solid Fuels in Thin Beds

Date: 1957
Creator: Carman, E. P.; Graf, E. G. & Corey, R. C.
Description: From Introduction: "The investigations described in this report are a continuation and extension of these commercial and pilot-scale tests to include an investigation of the ignition and burning of solid fuels in thin beds, as on traveling - or chain grate stokers and a study of pure crossfeed combustion."
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Micro-Seismic Method of Determining the Stability of Underground Openings

Micro-Seismic Method of Determining the Stability of Underground Openings

Date: 1957
Creator: Obert, Leonard & Duvall, Wilbur I.
Description: From Introduction: "This report contains a summary of investigations conducted between 1940 to 1955. The characteristics of micro-seismims and the micro-seismic equipment are briefly reviewed. Generalizations regarding experimental procedure and analysis of results are presented."
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Research Continuation of Badger-Hickman Centrifugal Distallation Testing on Unit 4

Research Continuation of Badger-Hickman Centrifugal Distallation Testing on Unit 4

Date: March 1957
Creator: Badger Manufacturing Company
Description: From Summary: "The work covered by this report includes a variety of subjects designed, generally, to test the utility of a centrifugal phase barrier as the boiler-condenser unit of a vapor recompression still for producing water from sea water."
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Syllabus of Clay Testing

Syllabus of Clay Testing

Date: 1957
Creator: Klinefelter, T. A. & Hamlin, H. P.
Description: From Introduction: "One of the many services rendered by the Federal Bureau of Mines is the identification and general examination of ore and mineral samples. This publication describes methods of testing these samples. The object of this publication is to present the testing procedures in general use in the industry up to the point where the checking becomes a quantitative one for particular products."
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Mine Flood Prevention and Control: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania, Final Report of the Anthracite Flood-Prevention Project Engineers

Mine Flood Prevention and Control: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania, Final Report of the Anthracite Flood-Prevention Project Engineers

Date: 1957
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Dierks, H. A. & Miller, P. S.
Description: Summary: "The engineering survey, summarized in this report, consisted of studies on acid mine water, underground-water pools, the "buried valley" of the Susquehanna River, inundated anthracite reserves, mine pumping plants, surface-water pools, seepage of surface water into mines, barrier pillars between mines, and geologic features of the region that included core drilling along alinement of the proposed Conowingo tunnel and to some extent along the proposed Marcus Hook alternate tunnel route. A comprehensive study was conducted to determine corrosion and erosion resistance of selected metals and alloys and to ascertain their suitability for components of pumps to be used in handling acid mine water."
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Fires, gases, and ventilation in metal and nonmetallic mines

Fires, gases, and ventilation in metal and nonmetallic mines

Date: 1957
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.
Description: None
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Accidents from explosives at metal and nonmetallic mines

Accidents from explosives at metal and nonmetallic mines

Date: 1957
Creator: Cash, Frank E.
Description: Circular produced by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to promote safety through a series of reports on accident prevention in mines. According the the scope statement, "This is the fourth section of the revised series of circulars that cover various phases of accident prevention in metal and nonmetallic mines; it give information on accidents and injuries from storing, handling, and using explosive in metal and nonmetallic mines and discusses the precautions by which they can be prevented" (p. 2).
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United States Earthquakes, 1957

United States Earthquakes, 1957

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1957. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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Material compatibility with gaseous fluorine

Material compatibility with gaseous fluorine

Date: January 1, 1957
Creator: Douglass, H. W. & Price, H. G., Jr.
Description: None
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