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Project Hanford management contract quality improvement project management plan

Description: On July 13, 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) Manager transmitted a letter to Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) describing several DOE-RL identified failed opportunities for FDH to improve the Quality Assurance (QA) Program and its implementation. In addition, DOE-RL identified specific Quality Program performance deficiencies. FDH was requested to establish a periodic reporting mechanism for the corrective action program. In a July 17, 1998 response to DOE-RL, FDH agreed with the DOE concerns and committed to perform a comprehensive review of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) QA Program during July and August, 1998. As a result, the Project Hanford Management Contract Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) (FDH-3508) was issued on October 21, 1998. The plan identified corrective actions based upon the results of an in-depth Quality Program Assessment. Immediately following the scheduled October 22, 1998, DOE Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-10) Enforcement Conference, FDH initiated efforts to effectively implement the QIP corrective actions. A Quality Improvement Project (QI Project) leadership team was assembled to prepare a Project Management Plan for this project. The management plan was specifically designed to engage a core team and the support of representatives from FDH and the major subcontractors (MSCs) to implement the QIP initiatives; identify, correct, and provide feedback as to the root cause for deficiency; and close out the corrective actions. The QI Project will manage and communicate progress of the process.
Date: March 25, 1999
Creator: ADAMS, D.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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"CONFIRMATORY SURVEY RESULTS FOR THE ABB COMBUSTION ENGINEERING SITE WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT DCN 5158-SR-02-2

Description: The objectives of the confirmatory activities were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the NRC in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the contractor�s procedures and FSS results. ORAU reviewed ABB CE�s decommissioning plan, final status survey plan, and the applicable soil DCGLs, which were developed based on an NRC-approved radiation dose assessment. The surveys include gamma surface scans, gamma direct measurements, and soil sampling.
Date: March 25, 2013
Creator: ADAMS, WADE C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Memorandum: AIDS ARMS Network]

Description: A memorandum from Buck Buckingham at the AIDS ARMS Network to some of Network's partners discussing improvements to the organizations case management services for peoples with HIV/AIDS.
Date: April 25, 1988
Creator: AIDS ARMS Network
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter: From Maison to Royal]

Description: A letter from Don Maison, from the AIDS Service of Dallas, to Charlie Royal, from the State Bar of Texas, discussing the attached legal documents.
Date: July 25, 1994
Creator: AIDS Service of Dallas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Charged Higgs bosons in the transition region M{sub H{sup {+-}}} {approx} m{sub t} at the LHC

Description: We illustrate preliminary results obtained through Monte Carlo (HERWIG) and detector (ATLFAST) simulations of the H{sup {+-}} {yields} {tau}{sup {+-}}{nu}{sub {tau}} signature of charged Higgs bosons with masses comparable to that of the top quark.
Date: May 25, 2003
Creator: ASSAMAGAN,K. A. GUCHAIT,M. MORETTI,S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrogen Storage Properties of the Tetrahydrofuran Treated Magnesium

Description: The electronic structure, crystalline feature and morphology of the tetrahydrofuran (THF) treated magnesium, along with its hydriding and dehydriding properties have been investigated. The THF treated magnesium absorbs 6.3 wt per cent hydrogen at 723K and 3.5 MPa. After hydrogenation, in addition to the expected MgH2, a new less-stable hydride phase appears at 673K, but not at a lower temperature. Desorption produces 5.5 wt per cent hydrogen at 723K against a back pressure of 1.3 Pa after 20 cycles of hydriding-dehydriding. The THF treatment improves the kinetics of hydrogen absorption and desorption significantly. From 723K to 623K, the THF treated Mg demonstrates acceptable reaction rates. XPS studies show that tetrahydrofuran treatment causes the electronic energy state of the magnesium surface atoms to change, but the XRD studies show the crystal structure remains unchanged. Metallographic observation of the bulk hydrides of THF treated magnesium reveal they are poly-crystalline wi th the wide-spreading slip bands and twins within the crystals, indicating the phase transformation upon hydriding causes serious stress and distortion. It appears this microstructural deformation explains the much higher energy requirements (higher pressure and temperature) for magnesium hydrogenation than the simple lattice expansion that accompany hydrogen uptake for LaNi5 and FeTi.
Date: May 25, 2004
Creator: AU, MING
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Phenomenology of the deuteron electromagnetic form factors

Description: A rigorous extraction of the deuteron charge form factors from tensor polarization data in elastic electron-deuteron scattering, at given values of the 4-momentum transfer, is presented. Then the world data for elastic electron-deuteron scattering is used to parameterize, in three different ways, the three electromagnetic form factors of the deuteron in the 4-momentum transfer range 0-7 fm. This procedure is made possible with the advent of recent polarization measurements. The parameterizations allow a phenomenological characterization of the deuteron electromagnetic structure. They can be used to remove ambiguities in the form factors extraction from future polarization data.
Date: February 25, 2000
Creator: Abbott, David; Ahmidouch, Abdellah; Anklin, H.; Arvieux, J.; Ball, James P.; Beedoe, Shelton et al.
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Pattern of Thermal Fluctuations in a Recovery Boiler Floor

Description: The floor of a black liquor recovey boiler at a mill in central Canada has experienced cracking and delamination of the composite tubing near the spout wall and deformation of the floor panels that is most severe in the vicinity of the spout wall. One possible explanation for the observed damage is impacts of salt cake falling from the convective section onto the floor. In order to determine if such impacts do occur, strain gauges and thermocouples were installed on the boiler floor in areas where cracking and deformation were most frequent. The data obtained from these instruments indicate that brief, sudden temperature fluctuations do occur, and changes in the strain experienced by the affected tube occur simultaneously. These fluctuations appear to occur less often along the spout wall and more frequently with increasing distance from the wall. The frequency of these temperature fluctuations is insufficient for thermal fatigue to be the sole cause of the cracking observed on the tubes, but the data are consistent with what might be expected from pieces of falling salt cake.
Date: April 25, 1999
Creator: Abdullah, Z.; Gorog, J. P.; Keiser, J. R.; Meyers, L. E. & Swindeman, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[RE: Regional Institute Directors' Forum, April 25, 1995]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Julie Abel, Getty Center for Education in the Arts, to Professional Development Program Directors. In regards to the Regional Institute Directors' Forum on the Internet that they had participated in. Copied on the letter is Leilani Lattin Duke, Vicki Rosenberg, Brent Wilson, David Pankratz and Blanche Rubin.
Date: April 25, 1995
Creator: Abel, Julie
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Conversion Tower for Dispatchable Solar Power

Description: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project sheet summarizing general information about the High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS) program including critical needs, innovation and advantages, impacts, and contact information. This sheet discusses new system architecture for a solar-electric conversion tower as part of the "High-Efficiency Solar-Electric Conversion Power Tower" project.
Date: May 25, 2012
Creator: Abengoa Solar, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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MCNP-REN - A Monte Carlo Tool for Neutron Detector Design Without Using the Point Model

Description: The development of neutron detectors makes extensive use of the predictions of detector response through the use of Monte Carlo techniques in conjunction with the point reactor model. Unfortunately, the point reactor model fails to accurately predict detector response in common applications. For this reason, the general Monte Carlo N-Particle code (MCNP) was modified to simulate the pulse streams that would be generated by a neutron detector and normally analyzed by a shift register. This modified code, MCNP - Random Exponentially Distributed Neutron Source (MCNP-REN), along with the Time Analysis Program (TAP) predict neutron detector response without using the point reactor model, making it unnecessary for the user to decide whether or not the assumptions of the point model are met for their application. MCNP-REN is capable of simulating standard neutron coincidence counting as well as neutron multiplicity counting. Measurements of MOX fresh fuel made using the Underwater Coincidence Counter (UWCC) as well as measurements of HEU reactor fuel using the active neutron Research Reactor Fuel Counter (RRFC) are compared with calculations. The method used in MCNP-REN is demonstrated to be fundamentally sound and shown to eliminate the need to use the point model for detector performance predictions.
Date: July 25, 1999
Creator: Abhold, M.E. & Baker, M.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Low Temperature and High Pressure Evaluation of Insulated Pressure Vessels for Cryogenic Hydrogen Storage

Description: Insulated pressure vessels are cryogenic-capable pressure vessels that can be fueled with liquid hydrogen (LH{sub 2}) or ambient-temperature compressed hydrogen (CH{sub 2}). Insulated pressure vessels offer the advantages of liquid hydrogen tanks (low weight and volume), with reduced disadvantages (fuel flexibility, lower energy requirement for hydrogen liquefaction and reduced evaporative losses). The work described here is directed at verifying that commercially available pressure vessels can be safely used to store liquid hydrogen. The use of commercially available pressure vessels significantly reduces the cost and complexity of the insulated pressure vessel development effort. This paper describes a series of tests that have been done with aluminum-lined, fiber-wrapped vessels to evaluate the damage caused by low temperature operation. All analysis and experiments to date indicate that no significant damage has resulted. Required future tests are described that will prove that no technical barriers exist to the safe use of aluminum-fiber vessels at cryogenic temperatures.
Date: June 25, 2000
Creator: Aceves, S.; Martinez-Frias, J. & Garcia-Villazana, O.
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Detailed Analysis and Control Issues of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI)

Description: Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is a new combustion technology that may develop as an alternative to diesel engines with high efficiency and low NOx and particulate matter emissions. This paper describes the HCCI research activities being currently pursued at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at the University of California Berkeley. Current activities include analysis as well as experimental work.
Date: August 25, 2002
Creator: Aceves, Salvador M.; Flowers, Daniel L.; Martinez-Frias, Joel; Espinosa-Loza, Francisco & Dibble, Robert
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Thin-film characterization and flaw detection. Final report, February 1, 1993--November 31, 1997

Description: The objectives were to determine the elastic constants of thin films deposited on substrates, to measure residual stress and to detect and characterize defects in thin film substrate configurations. There are many present and potential applications of configurations consisting of a thin film deposited on a substrate. Thin films that are deposited to improve the hardness and/or the thermal properties of surfaces were of principal interest in this work. Thin film technology does, however, also include high {Tc} superconductor films, films for magnetic recording, superlattices and films for band-gap engineering and quantum devices. The studies that were carried out on this project also have relevance to these applications. Both the film and the substrate are generally anisotropic. A line-focus acoustic microscope has been used to measure the speed of surface acoustic waves (SAW) in the thin film/substrate system. This microscope has unique advantages for measurements in anisotropic media. Analytical and numerical techniques have been employed to extract the desired information on the thin film from the measured SAW data. Results include: (1) analytical and numerical techniques for the direct problem and for inverse methods; (2) measurements of homogeneous and superlattice film constants; (3) investigation of the effect of surface roughness and (4) measurements of residual stresses.
Date: February 25, 1998
Creator: Achenbach, J.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of inlet icing on performance of axial-flow turbojet engine in natural icing conditions

Description: A flight investigation in natural icing conditions was conducted to determine the effect of inlet ice formations on the performance of axial-flow turbojet engines. The results are presented for icing conditions ranging from a liquid-water content of 0.1 to 0.9 gram per cubic meter and water-droplet size from 10 to 27 microns at ambient-air temperature from 13 to 26 degrees F. The data show time histories of jet thrust, air flow, tail-pipe temperature, compressor efficiency, and icing parameters for each icing encounter. The effect of inlet-guide-vane icing was isolated and shown to account for approximately one-half the total reduction in performance caused by inlet icing.
Date: May 25, 1950
Creator: Acker, Loren W. & Kleinknecht, Kenneth S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Alabama School Prayer Case: Chandler v. Siegelman

Description: This report considers the events of Chandler v. James in 1997. The case was a federal district court ruling in Alabama holding up a statute to violate the establishment of religion of the First amendment. The Governor attempted to appeal the court's position to both the Supreme Court and the circuit court but was denied.
Date: June 25, 2001
Creator: Ackerman, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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