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Surges in Southern Outfall Sewer and Flow Conditions in State Fairgrounds (Western Parkway) Pumping Plant, Louisville, Kentucky: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Report of findings from various tests: "Model investigations of the surges occurring in sewer lines and of the flow conditions in a typical pumping plant, used to dispose of drainage during high river stages, were conducted as a part of the local flood protection project for Louisville, Kentucky. Studies conducted on a 1:32 scale simplified model of the Southern Outfall Sewer provided general information on the relative amount of relief from surges to be expected from the pumping station and manholes in the sewer line upstream" (p. v).
Date: June 1954
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
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Report on a Magnetic Drive Design for the Fercleve Coporation

Description: This report discusses the development of a design for a "permanent magnet drive to couple a motor shaft with a pump impeller through a thick metallic diaphragm of small diameter. [...] The following report presents the procedures and results of the magnetic drive development up to date of cancellation and includes the general features of the design which would have been recommended if the contract had not been cancelled" (p. 1).
Date: 1946?
Creator: Williams, W. D.
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Multimode-diode-pumped gas (alkali-vapor) laser

Description: We report the first demonstration of a multimode-diode-pumped gas laser--Rb vapor operating on the 795 nm resonance transition. Peak output of {approx}1 Watt was obtained using a volume-Bragg-grating stabilized pump diode array. The laser's output radiance exceeded the pump radiance by a factor greater than 2000. Power scaling (by pumping with larger diode arrays) is therefore possible.
Date: August 22, 2005
Creator: Page, R H; Beach, R J & Kanz, V K
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The Use of Windmills in Irrigation in the Semiarid West

Description: "Within the semiarid region there are millions of acres of rich, fertile land, now barren, some of which will be reclaimed through irrigation, but most of which can not be irrigated on account of the limited water supply, and must be farmed, if at all, without irrigation.... This land is now attracting eastern farmers who are prone to risk failure in view of the possibilities in years of favorable precipitation. There have been many deplorable failures during the recent years which could have been averted had the unfortunate settlers fortified themselves against periods of drought by irrigating small parts of their land holdings. It is realized that to accomplish this requires an outlay of capital and if this outlay is great it precludes the possibility of such procedure. With a view to helping these settlers, this Office has investigated the use of windmills as a means of pumping water for the irrigation of small areas in connection with the farming of more extensive areas without irrigation. It is the purpose of this bulletin to set forth in a simple, comprehensive way the possibilities of irrigation, using windmills only as means of power." -- p. 5
Date: 1910
Creator: Fuller, P. E. (Paul Edwin)
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McMillan Pumping Station, Washington, D.C.: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Abstract: This model study was conducted to evaluate the characteristics of inflow conditions into an existing pump sump that would result with increased discharge capacity due to installation of the three proposed pumps and to develop modifications, if needed, within the confines of the present sump to improve flow distribution to the pump intakes.
Date: September 1980
Creator: Triplett, Glenn R.
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Investigation of Waikele Well No. 2401-01, Oahu, Hawaii: Pumping Test, Well Logs and Water Quality

Description: Introduction: A dependable water supply is required for Naval Magazine Lualualei, Waikele Branch. The water supply for Naval Magazine Lualualei, Waikele Branch, Oahu, Hawaii has been dependent on Oahu Sugar Co.'s water for many years. Because the supply of water from Oahu Sugar Co. is not always dependable, in March 1982, the Pacific Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to determine the productivity and water quality of an abandonment Navy well. The well, No. 2401-01, is located in Waikele Gulch near the confluence of Waikele and Kipapa Streams (fig. 1.0-1)
Date: November 1983
Creator: Eyre, Paul
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Acceptance test report for the safety class shutdown system

Description: This document provides the Acceptance Test Report for the successful testing of the Safety Shutdown Circuit. The test was done in accordance with the requirements that were defined in WHC-SD-WM-SCH-003, Interim Stabilization Safety Class Trip Circuit CGI Dedication Criteria. The actual test procedure document was contained in WHC-SD-WM-ATP-185, Acceptance Test Procedure for the Safety Class Shutdown System.
Date: October 17, 1996
Creator: Zuroff, W.F.
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The Use of Windmills in Irrigation in the Semiarid West

Description: "Irrigation has reclaimed many and will reclaim more of the millions of acres of rich, fertile lands of the semiarid region that now are unproductive. Most of this land, however, cannot be irrigated because of the small supply of water, and farming, if done at all, must be without irrigation. True, the farming has been made less hazardous by the growing of drought-resistant crops and the application of improved methods, but success always is threatened by more or less frequent periods of drought. Many failures could have been averted if the farmers from the East who had settled in these regions had provided against such droughts by irrigating small parts of their holdings. This bulletin is intended to aid the farmers by setting out in a simple and comprehensive way the possibilities of the windmill in irrigating small areas in connection with larger tracts farmed without irrigation." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Fuller, P. E. (Paul Edwin)
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Description: Tests were performed using a Model 15 m{sup 3}/hr Normetex vacuum pump to determine if pump performance degraded after pumping a humid gas stream. An air feed stream containing 30% water vapor was introduced into the pump for 365 hours with the outlet pressure of the pump near the condensation conditions of the water. Performance of the pump was tested before and after the water vapor pumping test and indicated no loss in performance of the pump. The pump also appeared to tolerate small amounts of condensed water of short duration without increased noise, vibration, or other adverse indications. The Normetex pump was backed by a dual-head diaphragm pump which was affected by the condensation of water and produced some drift in operating conditions during the test.
Date: December 20, 2010
Creator: Klein, J.; Fowley, M. & Steeper, T.
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A Semi-Analytical Solution for Large-Scale Injection-Induced PressurePerturbation and Leakage in a Laterally Bounded Aquifer-AquitardSystem

Description: A number of (semi-)analytical solutions are available to drawdown analysis and leakage estimation of shallow aquifer-aquitard systems. These solutions assume that the systems are laterally infinite. When a large-scale pumping from (or injection into) an aquifer-aquitard system of lower specific storativity occurs, induced pressure perturbation (or hydraulic head drawdown/rise) may reach the lateral boundary of the aquifer. We developed semi-analytical solutions to address the induced pressure perturbation and vertical leakage in a 'laterally bounded' system consisting of an aquifer and an overlying/underlying aquitard. A one-dimensional radial flow equation for the aquifer was coupled with a one-dimensional vertical flow equation for the aquitard, with a no-flow condition imposed on the outer radial boundary. Analytical solutions were obtained for (1) the Laplace-transform hydraulic head drawdown/rise in the aquifer and in the aquitard, (2) the Laplace-transform rate and volume of leakage through the aquifer-aquitard interface integrated up to an arbitrary radial distance, (3) the transformed total leakage rate and volume for the entire interface, and (4) the transformed horizontal flux at any radius. The total leakage rate and volume depend only on the hydrogeologic properties and thicknesses of the aquifer and aquitard, as well as the duration of pumping or injection. It was proven that the total leakage rate and volume are independent of the aquifer's radial extent and wellbore radius. The derived analytical solutions for bounded systems are the generalized solutions of infinite systems. Laplace-transform solutions were numerically inverted to obtain the hydraulic head drawdown/rise, leakage rate, leakage volume, and horizontal flux for given hydrogeologic and geometric conditions of the aquifer-aquitard system, as well as injection/pumping scenarios. Application to a large-scale injection-and-storage problem in a bounded system was demonstrated.
Date: July 15, 2008
Creator: Zhou, Quanlin; Birkholzer, Jens T. & Tsang, Chin-Fu
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Fast pressure measurements of the local island divertor on the compact helical system

Description: Development of an effective divertor is critical for the viability of the stellarator (helical system) concept. In the local island divertor (LID) concept particle and heat fluxes are channeled to the back of the LID head by the magnetic field structure of an externally produced m = 1, n = I island that is outside the last closed flux surface. The leading edge of the LID head is protected from the outward heat flux from the plasma because it is located inside the 1/1 island and the particles that strike the target plates on the back of the LID head in the throat of the LID pump module are then pumped efficiently. A set of 16 coils was used to create a 1/1 island in the Compact Helical System (CHS). The current (I{sub LID}) in the LID coils was chosen to position either the 0-point or the X-point of the external 1/1 magnetic island at the location of the LID head. The principal diagnostic in this study was an ASDEX-style ionization gauge that allowed fast ({approx}1-ms) measurements of the neutral pressure buildup behind the divertor head in the LID module.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Lyon, J.F.; Klepper, C.C. & England, A.C.
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The Effects of Temperature and Carbon Tetrachloride on Polymer Based Hydrogen Getters

Description: This report summarizes hydrogen pumping by organic getters in the presence of carbon tetrachloride, and how the reduction of pumping in the presence of this catalyst poison can be minimized through the choice of catalyst. Catalyst A is shown to be preferred in a clean environment, and catalyst B for a poisoned environment. Additional, we examine the effects of temperature on pumping rates, and show that this getter is effective over a large temperature range from -23 to 107 degrees Celsius.
Date: December 1, 2000
Creator: Buffleben, George M. & Shepod, Timothy J.
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Electromagnetic Borehole Flowmeter Testing at the Southwest Plume Test Pad

Description: Multiple-well aquifer tests were recently conducted at the Southwest Plume Test Pad near the Burial Ground Complex (BGC) in accordance with the BGC Field Investigation Plan (WSRC, 1999). The pumping tests were performed in the Upper Three Runs and Gordon aquifers in February and March of 1999. The tests provide reliable estimates of horizontal conductivity averaged over aquifer thickness, and a relatively large horizontal zone of influence.
Date: January 29, 2001
Creator: Flach, G.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intracavity Frequency Doubling of a Diode-Pumped, External Cavity, Surface Emitting Semiconductor Laser

Description: The authors present a compact, robust, solid-state blue light (490 nm) source capable of greater than 5 mW of output in a TEM{sub 00} mode. This device is an optically pumped, vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) with an intracavity frequency doubling crystal.
Date: April 22, 1999
Creator: Alford, W.J.; Allerman, A.A.; Crawford, M.H. & Raymond, T.D.
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Evaluating Transmissivity Estimates from Well Hydrographs in Karst Aquifers

Description: Hydrograph recessions from rainfall events have previously been analyzed for discharge at springs and streams; however, relatively little quantitative research has been conducted with regard to hydrograph analysis of recessions from monitoring wells screened in karst aquifers. In previous work a quantitative hydrography analysis technique has been proposed born which matrix transmissivity (i.e., transmissivity of intergranular porosity) and specific yields of matrix, fracture, and conduit components of the aquifer may be determined from well hydrography. The technique has yielded realistic results at three sites tested by the authors thus far (Y-12, Oak Ridge, TN; Crane, IN, and Ft. Campbell, KY). Observed field data, as well as theoretical considerations, show that karst well hydrography are valid indicators of hydraulic properties of the associated karst aquifers. Results show matrix transmissivity (T) values to be in good agreement with values calculated using more traditional parameter estimation techniques such as aquifer pumping tests and slug tests in matrix dominated wells. While the hydrograph analysis technique shows promise for obtaining reliable estimates of karst aquifer T with a simple, relatively inexpensive and passive method, the utility of the technique is limited in its application depending on site-specific hydrologic conditions, which include shallow, submerged conduit systems located in areas with sufficient rainfall for water levels to respond to precipitation events.
Date: July 1, 1999
Creator: Powers, J.g. & Shevenell, l
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Rapport Juin-Juillet 1999

Description: This report describes the optical system which allows the delivery, in an efficient and homogeneous way, of the pump light from the diode arrays of the Mercury laser system described in the two previous reports. I will, first, describe the present pumping line ; the description of the Advanced Pumping Design (APD) being given in the second part of this report.
Date: August 18, 1999
Creator: Bibeau, C & Chanteloupe, J C
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Effects of combining auxiliary bleed with ejector pumping on the power requirements and test-section flow of an 8-inch by 8-inch slotted tunnel

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the effects of combining auxiliary bleed with ejector pumping on the power requirements and test-section flow of an 8-inch by 8-inch slotted tunnel. Two ejector configurations were used and tests were performed at Mach number range of 0.9 to 1.3. Information about the region of supersonic-flow deceleration, diffuser-inlet Mach numbers, total-power requirements, and which ejector characteristics were preferred is provided .
Date: July 19, 1955
Creator: Little, B. H., Jr. & Cubbage, James M., Jr.
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Description: The purpose of this grant was to evaluate under real world conditions the performance of a new type of downhole pump, the hydraulically driven submersible diaphragm pump. This pump is supplied by Pumping Solutions Incorporated, Albuquerque NM. The original scope of the project was to install 10 submersible pumps, and compare that to 10 similar installations of rod pumps. As an operator, the system as tested was not ready for prime time, but has shown the ability to reduce costs, and increase production, if run times can be improved. The PSI group did improve the product and offered excellent service. The latest design appears to be much better, but more test data is needed to show short run life is not a problem. PSI and Beard Oil intend to continue testing the pump with non-government funding. The testing to date did not uncover any fundamental problems that would preclude the widespread use of this pump, and as an operator, I believe that with further improvement and testing, the pump can have a significant impact on stripper well costs. On the positive side, the pump was easy to run, was more power efficient then a rod pump, and is the only submersible that could handle the large quantities of solids typical of the production environment found at the Weber field and in CMB production. The product shows much promise for the future, and with continued design and testing, this type of submersible pump has the potential to become the standard of the industry.
Date: October 1, 2003
Creator: Beard, Rob
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Description: A joint venture between Enerdyne LLC, a small independent oil and gas producer, and Pumping Solutions Inc., developer of a low volume electric submersible pump, suspended from a cable, both based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has re-established marginal oil production from the Red Mountain Oil Field, located in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico by working over 17 existing wells and installing submersible pumps.
Date: August 1, 2004
Creator: Hanosh, Don L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department