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User's Guide for the Cone Calorimeter

Description: Abstract: This document provides instructions for users of the Cone Calorimeter in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing the instrument. It is intended for training new operators at NBS and at other laboratories. The troubleshooting and repair sections will be a useful reference section even for experienced operators, since remedies for a large number of potential instrument malfunctions are outlined there.
Date: 1988
Creator: Twilley, William H. & Babrauskas, Vytenis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shared Norms, Hierarchical Maintenance, and International Hierarchy

Description: The dissertation studies two aspects of international hierarchy. The world of international politics is not one of completely sovereign states competing in anarchy. Patterns of hierarchy, where a dominant state has legitimate control over some actions of a subordinate state, color the globe. First, I look at shared norms and hierarchy. Most studies concerning hierarchy focus on material maximization as an explanation for hierarchy--if hierarchy increases the wealth and security of two states, then hierarchy is more likely. I argue that shared norms held by two states facilitate hierarchy. Shared norms produce a common in-group community, generate common interests, create common ways of doing business, and give rise to common values that increase subordinate states' ability to persuade the dominant state. These factors ease the creation and maintenance of international hierarchical relationships. Second, I study interstate behaviors that can be explained as actions of maintenance by dominant states over subordinates to preserve or increase a level of hierarchy. I theorize that sticks and carrots from a dominant state (like economic sanctions, military interventions, and foreign aid) help sustain a dominant state's rule by convincing subordinate states to follow the dominant state's commands and expectations. Using data on U.S. hierarchies from 1950 to 2010, I utilize multivariate regressions to test hypotheses drawn from these theories. I find that shared norms associate with hierarchy, and maintenance actions uncommonly associate with compliance.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Kurz, Aaron
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Health Maintenance Organizations

Description: This report discusses the "health maintenance organization", which is an entity that provides specific health services to its members for a prepaid, fixed payment.
Date: January 22, 1982
Creator: Price, Richard J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Repair of Waterstop Failures: Case Histories

Description: This report discusses case studies of failures in waterstops that prevent water passage through the monolith joints of concrete dams and locks. "The primary objective of this study was to identify materials and techniques which have been used in repair of waterstop failures. Also, based on a review and evaluation of current practices, a secondary objective was to identify those areas where research is needed to supplement existing technology" (abstract).
Date: November 1986
Creator: McDonald, J. E.
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Building America

Description: Film on US infrastructure development, with topics including homes of the future, the role of lumber dealers in home building, the importance of home maintenance, and the importance of urban development. This film includes animated sequences.
Date: unknown
Creator: Price, Sherman
Partner: UNT Media Library

A Study of the Training Received and Duties Performed by the Maintenance Employees in a Selected Group of Acme Brick Company Plants

Description: The major purposes of this study were (1) to obtain information relating to the number and types of areas of work included in the routine duties performed by the maintenance employees employed in a selected group of Acme Brick Company production plants, (2) to determine the nature of any training that may have assisted in the development of their ability to perform the skills normally involved in each area of work, and (3) to recommend to Acme Brick Company areas of instruction to be included in a training program for its employees.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Hickman, Cleo F.
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The National Park Service's Maintenance Backlog: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report addresses frequently asked questions about NPS deferred maintenance also known as the maintenance backlog. The discussion is organized under the headings of general questions, funding-related questions, management-related questions, and questions on Congress's role in addressing the backlog.
Date: August 23, 2017
Creator: Comay, Laura B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deferred Maintenance of Federal Land Management Agencies: Fiscal Year 2007-Fiscal Year 2016 Estimates and Issues

Description: This report discusses the maintenance backlogs/deferred maintenance at the four federal land management agencies (the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service). It first provides agency deferred maintenance estimates for FY2016, the most recent fiscal year for which this information is available. It also discusses changes in deferred maintenance over the past decade (FY2007-FY2016) and then identifies some of the factors that likely contributed to these changes.
Date: April 25, 2017
Creator: Vincent, Carol Hardy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Care and Repair of Farm Implements: No. 5, Grain Separators

Description: "An enormous waste of grain and great loss of time result every year through the inefficient work of thrashing machines that are not properly repaired and put in thorough working condition before the beginning of the working season.... The separator should be overhauled at the close of the thrashing season or during the winter, needed parts ordered, and necessary repairs and adjustments made. This will tend to lengthen the life of the machine, and prevent loss of time and money from breakdowns at the busy season. This bulletin gives instructions for overhauling and adjusting separators which will reduce to the minimum the losses and delays from breakdowns during the operating season." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Johnson, Elmer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monolith Joint Repairs: Case Histories

Description: This report discusses a study to identify materials and techniques to repair monolith joints, a common location for deficiencies in dams and locks. It also identified areas for further investigation to supplement existing technologies.
Date: August 1989
Creator: May, James G. & McDonald, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Programs Available to Unemployed Workers

Description: This report presents information on federal programs targeted to unemployed workers specifically, but does not attempt to discuss means-tested programs (such as Medicaid or SSI) that are available regardless of employment status.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Isaacs, Katelin P.; Bradley, David H.; Mulvey, Janemarie & Topoleski, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beam collimation and shielding in the Fermilab proton driver

Description: A high beam power in the proposed Fermilab Proton Drivers--1.2 MW in 16-GeV PD-I and 0.48 MW in 8-GeV PD-II--implies serious constraints on beam losses in these machines. Only with a very efficient beam collimation system can one reduce uncontrolled beam losses in the machine to an allowable level. The entire complex must be well shielded to allow acceptable hands-on maintenance conditions in the tunnel and a non-controlled access to the outside shielding at normal operation and accidental beam loss. Collimation and shielding performances are calculated and compared for both Proton Drivers.
Date: June 28, 2002
Creator: Mokhov, Alexandr I. Drozhdin and Nikolai V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Subsidence Data from West Hackberry, LA

Description: Since 1983, ground surface elevation data from the US DOE West Hackberry Strategic Petroleum crude oil storage facility has been routinely collected. The data have been assimilated, analyzed, and presented in terms of absolute elevations, subsidence rate, and estimates of volumetric changes of the storage facility. The information presented impacts operations and maintenance of the facility, and provides important constraints on the interpretation of ongoing structural analyses of the facility.
Date: June 1, 2002
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the three unemployment insurance programs--Unemployment Compensation (UC), the now-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08), and Extended Benefits (EB)--that may provide benefits to eligible unemployed workers. It contains a brief explanation of how some programs began to experience reductions in benefits as a result of the sequester order contained within the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25) and descriptions of enacted and proposed unemployment insurance (UI) legislation in the 113th Congress.
Date: April 10, 2014
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M. & Isaacs, Katelin P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department