System for storing cathodic protection measurement data

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This paper describes a custom cathodic protection (CP) database, and discusses how this combination of data structure and software improves the ability to analyze cathodic protection. This may be a unique solution to the task of managing CP data, and may have value to others. This paper is primarily about the database design, and not about cathodic protection, per se. Every database project is a balancing act. A developer can create custom software that performs complex opcrafions requiring modest operator skills. On the other hand, custom software is expensive to both create and maintain. The Hanford CP data system will ... continued below

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Bowman, T.J., Westinghouse Hanford December 2, 1996.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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

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OSTI as DE98059484

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  • Corrosion `97: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) conference, New Orleans, LA (United States), 9 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE98059484
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--3153-FP
  • Report No.: CONF-9703168--
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 325354
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685460

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Bowman, T.J., Westinghouse Hanford. System for storing cathodic protection measurement data, article, December 2, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685460/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.