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Design criteria for coolant backup three remaining smaller reactors. Revision 1

Description: This document defines the objectives, bases, and functional requirements that shall govern the preparation of design of the coolant backup system for the three remaining smaller reactors. This project will increase the reliability of the coolant backup facility at B Area by providing an independent last-ditch coolant system to B and C Reactors. The reliability of the last-ditch system for D Reactor will also be improved in that the present F and H leg of the export system will no longer be a part of the new export system. The objective of this document is to define the operational and technical requirements of the new facility and to describe the functional requirements of the proposed coolant backup system for the purpose of design.
Date: June 9, 1964
Creator: Brinkman, L. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced, soluble hydroliquefaction and hydrotreating catalysts. Annual report No. 1, August 7, 1990--August 6, 1991

Description: The purpose of the present program is to develop soluble analogs of surface confined catalysts that can be impregnated directly into the coal structure at low temperatures. This approach should avoid problems related to surface area dependence, a two phase (surface-liquid) reaction system and, mass transport limitations. Heteropolyanions (HPAs) offer the opportunity to develop soluble forms of surface confined catalysts. HPAs are multi-functional catalysts that could be used to promote both hydroliquefaction and hydrotreating. In theory, these functions could be employed sequentially or simultaneously and could permit exceptional control of liquefaction reactions and reaction conditions. Thus, the current research program involves efforts to evaluate HPAs as soluble liquefaction nd hydrotreating catalysts, with the goal of developing soluble analogs of surface confined catalysts.
Date: September 9, 1991
Creator: Laine, R. M & Stoebe, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Procedures and acceptance criteria for PAS-1 cask inspections

Description: The procedures and acceptance criteria that comprise this document were prepared to support a one-time test to certify two PAS-1 casks in accordance with US Department of Energy Certificate of Compliance US A/9184/B(U), which was issued in 1998. The specific inspections addressed in this document are the visual weld inspection and a dimensional inspection of the primary containment vessel.
Date: September 9, 1998
Creator: Mercado, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Production test IP-416 horizontal rod calibrations, H Reactor

Description: The purpose of this test is to obtain data concerning the reactivity effect of horizontal control rods in the E-N loading at H Reactor. The accurate calibration of the control rods will then provide more accurate measurement of the other reactivity variables associated with the E-N loading.
Date: June 9, 1961
Creator: Vaughn, A. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quantum groups, non-commutative differential geometry and applications

Description: The topic of this thesis is the development of a versatile and geometrically motivated differential calculus on non-commutative or quantum spaces, providing powerful but easy-to-use mathematical tools for applications in physics and related sciences. A generalization of unitary time evolution is proposed and studied for a simple 2-level system, leading to non-conservation of microscopic entropy, a phenomenon new to quantum mechanics. A Cartan calculus that combines functions, forms, Lie derivatives and inner derivations along general vector fields into one big algebra is constructed for quantum groups and then extended to quantum planes. The construction of a tangent bundle on a quantum group manifold and an BRST type approach to quantum group gauge theory are given as further examples of applications. The material is organized in two parts: Part I studies vector fields on quantum groups, emphasizing Hopf algebraic structures, but also introducing a ``quantum geometric`` construction. Using a generalized semi-direct product construction we combine the dual Hopf algebras A of functions and U of left-invariant vector fields into one fully bicovariant algebra of differential operators. The pure braid group is introduced as the commutant of {Delta}(U). It provides invariant maps A {yields} U and thereby bicovariant vector fields, casimirs and metrics. This construction allows the translation of undeformed matrix expressions into their less obvious quantum algebraic counter parts. We study this in detail for quasitriangular Hopf algebras, giving the determinant and orthogonality relation for the ``reflection`` matrix. Part II considers the additional structures of differential forms and finitely generated quantum Lie algebras -- it is devoted to the construction of the Cartan calculus, based on an undeformed Cartan identity.
Date: December 9, 1993
Creator: Schupp, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technical bases: U-233 production study, Group V

Description: Group V is the designation assigned locally to the fifth of a series of recent U-233 production studies requested by the Division of Production. The scope of this study is given in a teletype from F. P. Baranowski to J. E. Travis, which was sent on May 28, 1964 and reported to General Electric on June 1, 1964. The text is as follows: DRD has just advised that clean U-233 for seed and blanket program is wanted at early dates, as follows: 160 kg by April--July 1965; and 40 kg by July--September 1965. Both batches would be requested at 3 to 5 ppM of U-232. The DRD Branch requesting this material insists the dates are important. However, approval for production program will be via staff paper route, and authorization to proceed may not be available until late June. Considering these circumstances, please advise: (a) portions of above quantities your site could deliver as nitrate by above dates; (b) schedules on which you could deliver half of the quantities; (c) schedules on which you could deliver the full quantities; (d) pre-authorization steps recommended to expedite program. Please provide schedules that could be reasonably guaranteed, since they could become commitments. Consider possible difficulties in obtaining suitable thorium oxide from off-site, relatively limited experience to date in making clean U-233, separations problems if short cooling is used, separation plant campaigning problems, and shortage of capital funds. The immediate purpose of this memorandum is to record the technical assumptions used in the study in order to provide a basis for cost evaluations. The general results have been reported by letter from A. B. Greninger to J. E. Travis, June 5, 1964.
Date: June 9, 1964
Creator: Woods, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revision to technical criteria and bases pressurized, water cooled, graphite moderated production reactor

Description: Attached is a draft of revisions being made to subject document, HW-53612. These revisions pertain to the moderators only, and will be incorporated in an overall revision of the technical criteria, which will be issued soon. Requirements, criterion, and data are included.
Date: October 9, 1958
Creator: Dickeman, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

INEL cold test pit demonstration of improvements in information derived from non-intrusive geophysical methods over buried waste sites. Phase 2, Final report: Attachment

Description: Under contract between US DOE Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) and the Blackhawk Geosciences Division of Coleman Research Corporation (BGD-CRC), geophysical investigations were conducted to improve the detection of buried wastes. Over the Cold Test Pit (CTP) at INEL, data were acquired with multiple sensors on a dense grid. Over the CTP the interpretations inferred from geophysical data are compared with the known placement of various waste forms in the pit. The geophysical sensors employed were magnetics, frequency and time domain electromagnetics, and ground penetrating radar. Also, because of the high data density acquired, filtering and other data processing and imaging techniques were tested. After completion and analysis of the survey and interpretation over the CTP, the second phase of investigation consisted of testing geophysical methods over the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The sections of the ICPP surveyed are underlain by a complex network of buried utility lines of different dimensions and composition, and with placement at various depths up to 13 ft. Further complications included many metallic objects at the surface, such as buildings, reinforced concrete pads, and debris. Although the multiple geophysical sensor approach mapped many buried utilities, they mapped far from all utilities shown on the facility drawings. This report consists of data collected from these geophysical surveys over the ICPP.
Date: May 9, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank waste remediation system retrieval and disposal mission initial updated baseline summary

Description: This document provides a summary of the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Retrieval and Disposal Mission Initial Updated Baseline (scope, schedule, and cost), developed to demonstrate Readiness-to-Proceed (RTP) in support of the TWRS Phase 1B mission. This Updated Baseline is the proposed TWRS plan to execute and measure the mission work scope. This document and other supporting data demonstrate that the TWRS Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) team is prepared to fully support Phase 1B by executing the following scope, schedule, and cost baseline activities: Deliver the specified initial low-activity waste (LAW) and high-level waste (HLW) feed batches in a consistent, safe, and reliable manner to support private contractors` operations starting in June 2002; Deliver specified subsequent LAW and HLW feed batches during Phase 1B in a consistent, safe, and reliable manner; Provide for the interim storage of immobilized HLW (IHLW) products and the disposal of immobilized LAW (ILAW) products generated by the private contractors; Provide for disposal of byproduct wastes generated by the private contractors; and Provide the infrastructure to support construction and operations of the private contractors` facilities.
Date: January 9, 1998
Creator: Swita, W. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process tube expansion: 105-C conversion to self-supported fuel elements

Description: A method of reducing gas leakage and rear fate maintenance is to fix the rear gunbarrel and process tube to the shield and eliminate the need for a rear expansion bellows. This arrangement is being considered as part of the C-reactor conversion to self-supported fuel element program. The fixed rear gunbarrel will require that all hydraulic load and thermal expansion elongation of the tube be taken through the front bellows. In the event that tubes freeze in their channels, forces due to thermal expansion and hydraulic pressure will be transmitted to the rear shield if the tube and rear gunbarrel are fixed to the shield. Calculated maximum forces which can be transmitted to the shield are given in this report. The probability and amount of restraint which can occur in the tube are discussed. Finally, methods of insuring that the restraint does not cause excessive forces on the rear shield are discussed.
Date: August 9, 1961
Creator: Mollerus, F. J. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regulation of polyamine synthesis in plants. Annual progress report

Description: Polyamines are small positively charged compounds that have been hypothesized to be involved in a wide variety of plant physiological and development functions. The regulation of the polyamine synthesis pathway is uniquely interesting because of the existence of two pathways to putrescine synthesis, and the consequent questions of how these two pathways are compartmentalized and how they interact with each other. The specific directions our research is taking are: (1) A characterization of arginine decarboxylase regulation; we have discovered two post-translational mechanisms for regulating arginine decarboxylase activity. One of these is a novel protease that clips the arginine decarboxylase pre-protein to activate it. We would like to understand this activating protease better, determine its mechanism of action, and determine its importance in the overall scheme of arginine decarboxylase regulation. (2) We have begun a similar characterization of ornithine decarboxylase by purifying it from plants. (3) We are characterizing the polyamine mutant collection we have developed. (4) Finally, we have begun to characterize the evolution of arginine decarboxylase, as an additional approach that could shed light on its functions in plants. Our intent is to understand arginine decarboxylase structure and regulation in detail, and then to further explore regulatory differences between ornithine and arginine decarboxylases.
Date: February 9, 1993
Creator: Malmberg, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The NHMFL 60 tesla, 100 millisecond pulsed magnet

Description: Among the new facilities to be offered by the National Science Foundation through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) are pulsed fields that can only be achieved at a national user facility by virtue of their strength, duration, and volume. In particular, a 44 mm bore pulsed magnet giving a 60 tesla field for 100 ms is in the final design stage. This magnet will be powered by a 1.4 GW motor-generator at Los Alamos and is an important step toward proving design principles that will be needed for the higher field quasi-stationary pulsed magnets that this power source is capable of driving. This report will discuss specifications and parameters of this magnet.
Date: November 9, 1992
Creator: Boenig, H. J.; Campbell, L. J.; Rickel, D. G.; Rogers, J. D.; Schillig, J. B.; Sims, J. R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Use of control charts for analysis of plant rupture experience

Description: Goal exposure and power level planning and administration on either a short-term or long-term basis, is heavily dependent upon assessment of the level of metal performance. It is the purpose of this document to present a method of monitoring the metal performance level employing the concept of control charts, and to propose adoption of this method as the basis for detecting changes in the metal performance level of the three main types of production fuel elements, i.e., C-II-N, O-II-N, and K-III-N material. Supplemented with predetermined decision rules for evaluating the extent to which the metal performance level has improved or declined, these control charts become valuable tools for use in making IPD operating decisions.
Date: June 9, 1960
Creator: Bloomstrand, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermocouple module halt failure acceptance test procedure for Tank 241-SY-101 DACS-1

Description: The readiness of the Tank 241-SY-101 Data Acquisition and Control System (DACS-1) to provide monitoring and alarms for a halt failure of any thermocouple module will be tested during the performance of this procedure. Updated DACS-1 ``1/0 MODULE HEALTH STATUS``, ``MININ1``, and ``MININ2`` screens, which now provide indication of thermocouple module failure, will also be tested as part of this procedure.
Date: December 9, 1997
Creator: Ermi, A. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank waste remediation system mission analysis report

Description: This document describes and analyzes the technical requirements that the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) must satisfy for the mission. This document further defines the technical requirements that TWRS must satisfy to supply feed to the private contractors` facilities and to store or dispose the immobilized waste following processing in these facilities. This document uses a two phased approach to the analysis to reflect the two-phased nature of the mission.
Date: January 9, 1998
Creator: Acree, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Temperature measurement in operating reactors: In-reactor temperature measurement associated with fuel element testing

Description: The Fuel Development operation at Hanford uses a variety of in-reactor facilities to test experimental and prototypical fuel elements. High pressure-high temperature water loops in constant use are the 6 in. {times} 9 in. ETR core facility, the 3 in. {times} 3 in. ETR reflector facility and four front-to-rear loops in the 100-K East reactor at Hanford. Low pressure water cooled test facilities in use are located in the MTR the various Hanford reactors. Stainless steel sheathed the thermocouples 1/16-inch diameter insulated with MgO or Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} when properly fabricated and installed, will reliably measure in-reactor temperature up to 1000 C and at least 4000 MWD/T exposure. This report provides a brief description of some of the temperature monitored in-reactor experiments.
Date: December 9, 1959
Creator: Wheeler, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical atomic collision physics. Progress report, July 1, 1991--June 30, 1992

Description: The current focus of the research is low-energy (collision v<<bound v{sub e}) inelastic collisions for selected systems that possess the characteristic that many intermediate states are strongly coupled, such as can occur in classes of excited-atom (including Rydberg atom) collisions with atoms, molecules and positive and negative ions: (1) We are interested in the dependence of various differential and total cross sections on the angular momentum of the initial excited state and on the alignment of the initial electron charge distribution (for non-spherical initially excited states). (2) We wish to understand how characteristics of the classical trajectories (in CTMC calculations), e.g. multiple encounters, quasi-periodicity, chaos, relate to characteristics of the probability (scattering) amplitudes obtained from semiclassical (quantum mechanical) treatments. (3) In particular, in order to investigate a range of ``interaction regimes,`` we have proposed to study low-Rydberg-atom collisions with: ions and polar molecules (long range interaction); non-polar molecules and atoms (short-range interaction); as well as electron-attaching atoms/molecules (transient electron capture possible). (4) We plan to look for observable signatures of possibly novel intracollisional interference effects and quasi-vibrational resonance effects that may occur in low-Rydberg collisions.
Date: March 9, 1992
Creator: Lane, N. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and fabrication of target elements for PT-645-D

Description: Target elements were designed and built to fit into 1.25% U{sup 235} driver elements. These targets had an aluminum -- 0.583% lithium alloy core enriched to 63.5% in Li. The targets had a coextruded aluminum jacket as a tritium barrier and a Zircaloy jacket as a corrosion barrier to the 300 C reactor water.
Date: March 9, 1964
Creator: Tverberg, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hanford site integrated pest management plan

Description: The Hanford Site Integrated Pest Management Plan (HSIPMP) defines the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) decision process and subsequent strategies by which pest problems are to be solved at all Hanford Site properties per DOE-RL Site Infrastructure Division memo (WHC 9505090). The HSIPMP defines the roles that contractor organizations play in supporting the IPM process. In short the IPM process anticipates and prevents pest activity and infestation by combining several strategies to achieve long-term pest control solutions.
Date: April 9, 1996
Creator: Giddings, R. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical and thermal stability of refrigerant-lubricant mixtures with metals. Final report

Description: This report presents the results of a sealed tube stability study on twenty-one refrigerant-lubricant mixtures selected from the following groupings: HFCs R-32, R-125, R-134, R-134a, R-143a, and R-152a with one or more lubricants selected from among three pentaerythritol esters and three polyalkylene glycols. All lubricants were carefully predried to 25 ppm or less moisture content. HCFCs R-22, R-123, R-124, and R-142b, as well as CFC R-11, with one or more lubricants selected from among two mineral oils and one alkylbenzene fluid. Bach test mixture was aged at three temperature levels.
Date: October 9, 1992
Creator: Huttenlocher, D. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of data from IP-56-A-86MT: Evaluation of dimensional stability characteristics of low hydrogen uranium I and E fuel elements

Description: This production test was designed to evaluate the suitability of low hydrogen dingot uranium as routine process material. Nine tubes of I and E fuel elements (6 dingot, 3 ingot) with 32 fuel elements in each tube, have recently been discharged at the C Reactor and this document contains the results of analyses made on the dimensional stability properties of this material.
Date: April 9, 1959
Creator: Stewart, K. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TRAC laboratory monitoring of Chernobyl radioactive debris

Description: A severe accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant number 4 in the Soviet Union on April 25, 1986. An explosion released large amounts of radioactive debris, primarily fission products, to the atmosphere. As winds carried debris from the Soviet Union, scientists in Europe and the United States reported detecting fission product activities in air samples. Monitoring by the Tracking Radioactive Atmospheric Contaminants (TRAC) mobile laboratory showed concentrations in the Southeastern United States were well below those considered hazardous. This document provides details of this monitoring effort.
Date: June 9, 1986
Creator: Sigg, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department