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Separate effects test stand for obtaining hydrotransport data

Description: Based on earlier hydrotransport research by English and Russian researchers, a special test stand has been designed and constructed to obtain data to determine hydraulic drag, pipe wear, and comminution of particles. These data are intended for design and separate-effects operating information. This information will be used to supplement data developed by the Hydrotransport Research Facility located at the Pittsburgh Mining Operations, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This report describes the equipme… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Allen, C. H.
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Transport of solid commodities via freight pipeline: demand analysis methodology. Volume IV. First year final report

Description: In order to determine the feasibility of intercity freight pipelines, it was necessary to determine whether sufficient traffic flows currently exist between various origins and destinations to justify consideration of a mode whose operating characteristics became competitive under conditions of high-traffic volume. An intercity origin/destination freight-flow matrix was developed for a large range of commodities from published sources. A high-freight traffic-density corridor between Chicago and… more
Date: July 1, 1976
Creator: Allen, W.B. & Plaut, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alternative energy sources for non-highway transportation. Appendices

Description: A planning study was made for DOE on alternate fuels for non-highway transportation (aircraft, rail, marine, and pipeline). The study provides DOE with a recommendation of what alternate fuels may be of interest to non-highway transportation users from now through 2025 and recommends R and D needed to allow non-petroleum derived fuels to be used in non-highway transportation. Volume III contains all of the references for the data used in the preliminary screening and is presented in 4 subvolume… more
Date: June 1, 1980
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Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

Description: A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal distri… more
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E. & Fritzler, E.A.
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Analysis of LOFT steam generator main feed piping loop seal modification

Description: The stress analysis is presented for the proposed loop seal modification to the LOFT Steam Generator Main Feed Piping. THE SAP IV finite element computer program was used to analyze normal, upset, emergency, and faulted conditions. Results of the analysis indicate that the modified main feed piping system will satisfy all structural adequacy criteria specified in Subarticle NC-3650 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Results also show that the isolation snubber configuration, specified… more
Date: February 14, 1978
Creator: Nitzel, M.E.
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Analysis of natural gas supply strategies at Fort Drum

Description: This analysis investigates strategies for Fort Drum to acquire a reliable natural gas supply while reducing its gas supply costs. The purpose of this study is to recommend an optimal supply mix based on the life-cycle costs of each strategy analyzed. In particular, this study is intended to provide initial guidance as to whether or not the building and operating of a propane-air mixing station is a feasible alternative to the current gas acquisition strategy. The analysis proceeded by defining … more
Date: July 1, 1992
Creator: Stucky, D. J.; Shankle, S. A. & Anderson, D. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Demonstration projects for coalbed methane and Devonian shale gas: Final report. [None]

Description: In 1979, the US Department of Energy provided the American Public Gas Association (APGA) with a grant to demonstrate the feasibility of bringing unconventional gas such as methane produced from coalbeds or Devonian Shale directly into publicly owned utility system distribution lines. In conjunction with this grant, a seven-year program was initiated where a total of sixteen wells were drilled for the purpose of providing this untapped resource to communities who distribute natural gas. While co… more
Date: April 1, 1987
Creator: Verrips, A.M. & Gustavson, J.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geothermal energy as a source of electricity. A worldwide survey of the design and operation of geothermal power plants

Description: An overview of geothermal power generation is presented. A survey of geothermal power plants is given for the following countries: China, El Salvador, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Turkey, USSR, and USA. A survey of countries planning geothermal power plants is included. (MHR)
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: DiPippo, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advances in materials science, Metals and Ceramics Division. Triannual progress report, February-May 1980

Description: Research is reported in the magnetic fusion energy and laser fusion energy programs, aluminium-air battery and vehicle research, geothermal research, nuclear waste management, basic energy science, and chemistry and materials science. (FS)
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Truhan, J.J. & Gordon, K.M. (eds.)
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Alternative energy sources for non-highway transportation: executive summary

Description: A planning study was made for DOE on alternate fuels for non-highway transportation (aircraft, rail, marine, and pipeline). The study provides DOE with a recommendation of what alternate fuels may be of interest to non-highway transportation users from now through 2025 and recommends R and D needed to allow non-petroleum derived fuels to be used in non-highway transportation. In the near term (present-1985), there is unlikely to be any major change in the fuels used in any of the four modes of … more
Date: June 1, 1980
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Transport of solid commodities via freight pipeline: impact assessment. Volume V. First year final report

Description: The application of freight pipeline for the movement of solid goods offers a new option in the field of transportation. This volume examines impacts and their assessments. This study has only identified the areas where truck and/or rail substitution by pipeline may have impacts. It only can be said that pipeline, if it can substitute for surface traffic without correspondingly increasing it at another location, is inherently a more environmentally compatible mode of transport. Based on data pre… more
Date: July 1, 1976
Creator: Zandi, I. & Gimm, K.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improving the performance of brine wells at Gulf Coast strategic petroleum reserve sites

Description: At the request of the Department of Energy, field techniques were developed to evaluate and improve the injection of brine into wells at Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sites. These wells are necessary for the disposal of saturated brine removed from salt domes where oil is being stored. The wells, which were accepting brine at 50 percent or less of their initial design rates, were impaired by saturated brine containing particulates that deposited on the sand face and in the geologic formatio… more
Date: November 5, 1979
Creator: Owen, L.B. & Quong, R. (eds.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Environmental data energy technology characterizations: natural gas

Description: Environmental Data Energy Technology Characterizations are publications which are intended to provide policy analysts and technical analysts with basic environmental data associated with key energy technologies. This publication provides backup documentation on natural gas. The transformation of the energy in gas into a more useful form is described in this document in terms of major activity areas in the gas cycle; that is, in terms of activities which produce either an energy product or a fue… more
Date: April 1, 1980
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Cultural noise in EM prospecting for geothermal resources. Final report

Description: Numerical analysis tools are used to characterize the fields reradiated by cultural scatterers like powerlines, pipelines and fences. These fields are then compared to the returns expected from deeply buried targets and suggestions are made for methods to identify and remove cultural noise from survey data.
Date: February 5, 1981
Creator: Merewether, D.E.; Cox, R.W. & Pate, R.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Review of petroleum transport network models and their applicability to a national refinery model

Description: This report examines four petroleum transport network models to determine whether parts of them can be incorporated into the transportation component of a national refinery model. Two questions in particular are addressed. (a) How do the models under examination represent the oil transport network, estimate link capacities, and calculate transport costs. (b) Are any of these network representations, capacity estimates, or cost functions suitable for inclusion in a linear programming model of oi… more
Date: April 1, 1982
Creator: Hooker, J. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Klamath County YMCA geothermal heating project environmental assessment

Description: The YMCA Geothermal Heating project proposes to obtain approximately 57% of the total facility energy usage through direct application of the Klamath Falls KGRA. This will be accomplished through the design and construction of a retrofit and injection system for the utilization of an existing 110/sup 0/F geothermal energy source at the project site. The existing 2016 foot well will be outfitted with a turbine pump with variable speed drive. The well head will be enclosed by a 10' x 10' building… more
Date: July 10, 1979
Creator: Shreve, J.H. (ed.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Open-cycle heat pumps for industrial waste-heat utilization. Project technical report, May 12, 1980-October 10, 1980. Phase I. Feasibility study

Description: Open-Cycle Industrial Process Heat Pumps (IPHP) are potentially a cost-effective method of utilizing an industrial plant's waste heat. The objective of Phase I of the work was to determine the feasibility of an open-cycle industrial process heat pump. This was accomplished by the evaluation of four potential sites for the installation of open-cycle industrial process heat pump equipment. While it was the original plan to evaluate only three sites, the need for a fourth site became apparent upon… more
Date: January 1, 1980
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Pipeline bottoming cycle study. Final report

Description: The technical and economic feasibility of applying bottoming cycles to the prime movers that drive the compressors of natural gas pipelines was studied. These bottoming cycles convert some of the waste heat from the exhaust gas of the prime movers into shaft power and conserve gas. Three typical compressor station sites were selected, each on a different pipeline. Although the prime movers were different, they were similar enough in exhaust gas flow rate and temperature that a single bottoming … more
Date: June 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alternative energy sources for non-highway transportation: technical section

Description: Eighteen different alternative fuels were considered in the preliminary screening, from three basic resource bases. Coal can be used to provide 13 of the fuels; oil shale was the source for three of the fuels; and biomass provided the resource base for two fuels not provided from coal. In the case of biomass, six different fuels were considered. Nuclear power and direct solar radiation were also considered. The eight prime movers that were considered in the preliminary screening are boiler/stea… more
Date: June 1, 1980
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Transport of solid commodities via freight pipeline: cost estimating methodology. Volume III, parts A and B. First year final report

Description: In order to examine the feasibility of an intercity freight pipeline, it was necessary to develop cost equations for various competing transportation modes. This volume presents cost-estimating equations for rail carload, trailer-on-flatcar, truck, and freight pipeline. Section A presents mathematical equations that approximate the fully allocated and variable costs contained in the ICC cost tables for rail carload, trailer-on-flatcar (TOFC) and truck common-carrier intercity freight movements.… more
Date: July 1, 1976
Creator: Warner, J.A.; Morlok, E.K.; Gimm, K.K. & Zandi, I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Review of statistics of interstate natural gas pipeline companies

Description: This report presents the results of a review of the EIA publication Statistics of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Companies, DOE/EIA-0145. This review was conducted for the Development, Collection, Processing and Maintenance Branch of the Natural Gas Division. It was intended to review the format, distribution and production costs of the annual publication. The primary focus was examining alternative approaches for reducing the volume and complexity of the data contained in the report. Statisti… more
Date: June 1, 1982
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transportation energy data book: Edition 12

Description: The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 12 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy. Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to … more
Date: March 1, 1992
Creator: Davis, S.C. & Morris, M.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Environmental concerns influencing the future development of energy material transportation systems: the year 2000 study

Description: This paper presents results of studies conducted to assess the potentially longer-range problems which could hinder the future development of safe and environmentally-acceptable energy material transportation systems. The purpose of this effort is to recommend appropriate action that contributes to the anticipatory management of possible future problems before they can have serious effects on the adequacy or acceptability of the system. Most significant future concerns in energy material transp… more
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: DeSteese, J. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of ultrasonic examination methods for austenitic stainless steel weld inspection

Description: Signal acquisition and analysis techniques were developed to permit locating notches placed in an austenitic stainless steel pipe weld. Ultrasonic techniques presented here utilized refracted longitudinal and shear inspection beams with a dual element, pitch-catch transducer. Sources of grain noise and the metallurgical iplications of inspecting austenitic stainless steel welds are reviewed. Data were analyzed in both time and frequency domains, and a simple frequency moment algorithm was devel… more
Date: August 1, 1977
Creator: Mech, S.J.; Michaels, T.E.; Emmons, J.S. & Sugiyama, M.M.
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