Application of bar codes to the automation of analytical sample data collection

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The Health Protection Department at the Savannah River Plant collects 500 urine samples per day for tritium analyses. Prior to automation, all sample information was compiled manually. Bar code technology was chosen for automating this program because it provides a more accurate, efficient, and inexpensive method for data entry. The system has three major functions: sample labeling is accomplished at remote bar code label stations composed of an Intermec 8220 (Intermec Corp.) interfaced to an IBM-PC, data collection is done on a central VAX 11/730 (Digital Equipment Corp.). Bar code readers are used to log-in samples to be analyzed on ... continued below

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Jurgensen, H A January 1, 1986.

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The Health Protection Department at the Savannah River Plant collects 500 urine samples per day for tritium analyses. Prior to automation, all sample information was compiled manually. Bar code technology was chosen for automating this program because it provides a more accurate, efficient, and inexpensive method for data entry. The system has three major functions: sample labeling is accomplished at remote bar code label stations composed of an Intermec 8220 (Intermec Corp.) interfaced to an IBM-PC, data collection is done on a central VAX 11/730 (Digital Equipment Corp.). Bar code readers are used to log-in samples to be analyzed on liquid scintillation counters. The VAX 11/730 processes the data and generates reports, data storage is on the VAX 11/730 and backed up on the plant's central computer. A brief description of several other bar code applications at the Savannah River Plant is also presented.

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  • Identification exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 19 May 1986

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  • Other: DE86015696
  • Report No.: DP-MS-85-95
  • Report No.: CONF-8605193-1
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5174515
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060530

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Jurgensen, H A. Application of bar codes to the automation of analytical sample data collection, article, January 1, 1986; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1060530/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.