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Reliability and safety program plan outline for the operational phase of a waste isolation facility

Description: A Reliability and Safety Program plan outline has been prepared for the operational phase of a Waste Isolation Facility. The program includes major functions of risk assessment, technical support activities, quality assurance, operational safety, configuration monitoring, reliability analysis and support and coordination meetings. Detailed activity or task descriptions are included for each function. Activities are time-phased and presented in the PERT format for scheduling and interactions. Task descriptions include manloading, travel, and computer time estimates to provide data for future costing. The program outlined here will be used to provide guidance from a reliability and safety standpoint to design, procurement, construction, and operation of repositories for nuclear waste. These repositories are to be constructed under the National Waste Terminal Storage program under the direction of the Office of Waste Isolation, Union Carbide Corp. Nuclear Division.
Date: March 28, 1977
Creator: Ammer, H. G. & Wood, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computer programs in BASIC language for atomic absorption flame spectroscopy. Part 2. Documentation. [SEMIAUTOMATIC, RANDOM, and BRACKET codes]

Description: There are three computer programs, written in the BASIC language, used for taking data from an atomic absorption spectrophotometer operating in the flame mode. The programs are divided into logical sections, and these have been flow-charted. The general features, the structure, the order of subroutines and functions, and the storage of data are discussed. In addition, variables are listed and defined, and a complete listing of each program with a symbol occurrence table is provided.
Date: October 28, 1977
Creator: Boyle, W.G. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TAN/LOFT 13. 8 KV, 2. 4 KV, and 480 V relay and circuit breaker coordination study

Description: Present overcurrent relay settings are presented and evaluated for adequacy in terms of the updated short circuit analysis. Recommendations are made for new relay and trip device settings to improve coordination. Switchgear ratings are examined against available short circuit currents, and recommendations are made where applicable. Vital MCC-A and B are examined in detail to provide maximum continuity of service for every fault contingency. A recommendation is made to improve the reliability of these buses.
Date: October 28, 1977
Creator: Burnett, J.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Characterizing cinder rock with the scanning electron microscope. [From in-situ retorting]

Description: Friable cinder rock was examined by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analysis (SEM/ED). The technique consisted of impregnating the rock with epoxy resin and then locating porosity sites by the presence of epoxy. The resin was identified in the sample by correlating beam damage and elemental analysis by x-ray fluorescence (ED) with a characteristic phase in the SEM image. Analyses of this type should be useful in interpreting experiments designed to simulate in situ retorting.
Date: February 28, 1977
Creator: Casey, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of a Fluorine-18 Production System at ORNL Cyclotron Facility. Part 2

Description: A fluorine-18 recovery system using an anion-exchange side-stream column was designed for the H/sub 2//sup 18/O target at the ORNL 86-inch cyclotron. The extent of radiolysis was determined and a catalyst vessel, containing a palladium catalyst, was incorporated to recombine the radiolysis product gases. The preliminary design of an externally bombarded gas target for the production of /sup 18/F/sub 2/ from /sup 18/O/sub 2/ was also completed.
Date: November 28, 1977
Creator: Chu, Y.E.; Engstrom, S.D. & Sundberg, D.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feasibility of utilizing a fluid energy mill in the grinding of potassium perchlorate

Description: The feasibility of utilizing the fluid energy mill for grinding potassium perchlorate for use in pyrotechnic blends was investigated. It was found that the particle size of the material was significantly reduced by the action of the mill with no significant change in the level of contamination. The grinding parameters selected seemed to have no direct relationship with the physical properties of the final product. The action of the mill induced a significant electrostatic charge on the potassium perchlorate which affects the handling characteristics and possibly the chemical character. The feasibility but not the desirability of utilizing the fluid energy mill to grind potassium perchlorate was demonstrated.
Date: September 28, 1977
Creator: Collins, L.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Utility survey on nuclear power plant siting and nuclear energy centers

Description: Most of the large U.S. utilities were surveyed by telephone and mail on questions concerning nuclear power plant siting and nuclear energy centers (NECs). The main purpose of the survey was for guidance of ERDA's NEC program. The questions covered the following topics: availability of sites; impact of environmental and other restraints; plans for development of multi-unit sites; interest in NEC development; interest in including fuel-cycle facilities in NECs; and opinions on the roles desired for the state and Federal governments in power plant siting. The main conclusion of the survey was that, while many utilities were considering multiple-unit sites of 2 to 5 units, none were planning larger energy centers at the present time. However, several expressed interest in NECs as a long-range future development.
Date: June 28, 1977
Creator: Cope, D. F. & Bauman, H. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nondestructive testing of materials involved in the B-77 roll control program: June 1, 1976--December 15, 1976

Description: This report covers all nondestructive development effort on the Roll Control Program for the period June 1, 1976 through December 15, 1976. Information previously reported will be re-presented here and appropriately updated. The samples consist of solid propellant and composites of propellant and inhibitor that are currently being examined in the accelerated aging and shelf life prediction studies of materials involved in the B-77 Roll Control Program.
Date: February 28, 1977
Creator: Dudley, W.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rapid determination of uranium in natural waters by thermal emission mass spectrometry. Revision 1

Description: A six-inch radius mass spectrometer has been constructed and demonstrated to adequately analyze water samples for uranium concentrations down to 5 to 10 ng/liter (ppt). The precision and accuracy of the isotope-dilution, thermal emission method is sufficient to meet the needs of the Uranium Resources Evaluation (URE) project. A single analyst can analyze in excess of 50 samples per day, including all preparation and instrument time. This analysis rate will meet the economic constraints of the URE analytical program.
Date: March 28, 1977
Creator: Ferguson, J. R.; Caylor, J. D.; Rogers, E. R. & Cole, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automated atomic absorption spectrophotometer, utilizing a programmable desk calculator

Description: A commercial, double-beam atomic absorption spectrophotometer has been interfaced with a sample changer and a Hewlett-Packard 9810A calculator to yield a completely automated analysis system. The interface electronics can be easily constructed and should be adaptable to any double-beam atomic absorption instrument. The calculator is easily programmed and can be used for general laboratory purposes when not operating the instrument. The automated system has been shown to perform very satisfactorily when operated unattended to analyze a large number of samples. Performance statistics agree well with a manually operated instrument.
Date: March 28, 1977
Creator: Futrell, T. L. & Morrow, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Accountability methods for plutonium and uranium: the NRC manuals

Description: Four manuals containing methods for the accountability of plutonium nitrate solutions, plutonium dioxide, uranium dioxide and mixed uranium-plutonium oxide have been prepared by us and issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A similar manual on methods for the accountability of uranium and plutonium in reprocessing plant dissolver solutions is now in preparation. In the present paper, we discuss the contents of the previously issued manuals and give a preview of the manual now being prepared.
Date: September 28, 1977
Creator: Gutmacher, R.G. & Stephens, F.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of the rate of formation of solids from hypersaline geothermal brine as a function of pH

Description: Preliminary results obtained in the analysis of the effluent brine from the LLL four-stage flash system are reported. Of principal interest was the rate of formation of suspended solids and the rate of decrease of dissolved silicon (or silica) in the solution as a function of the pH of the effluent brine. The experiments were conducted using Magmamax No. 1 brine at the LLL Test Facility near Calipatria, California. The wellhead brine (having a pH of approximately 5.7) was acidified in the flash system to pH values of 5.0, 4.0, and 3.0, +- 0.2 pH unit, and the solids and silica in the effluent at approximately 90/sup 0/C were measured, respectively, by filtration and atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Changes in solids and silica concentration were determined after holding the brine at 90 +- 5/sup 0/C for periods of time up to one week. Data from studies of the size distribution of suspended particles in three solutions are summarized.
Date: September 28, 1977
Creator: Harrar, J.E.; Otto, C.H. Jr.; Hill, J.H.; Morris, C.J.; Lim, R. & Deutscher, S.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarterly progress report on chemical effluents in surface waters from nuclear power plants

Description: Results are reported from research project to obtain data on the behavior of potentially toxic substances introduced into surface waters from nuclear power plants, the impact magnitude of these substances on representative and economically important aquatic species, and the development of models with which to predict the partitioning of these substances among the abiotic aquatic compartments. Data are included from an investigation of copper partitioning in freshwater and seawater, the toxicity of copper to representative marine organisms, and a mathematical model to predict copper partitioning.
Date: July 28, 1977
Creator: Harrison, F. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Instruction manual for Gunn-diode microwave cavity ammonia monitor

Description: The Gunn-diode microwave cavity instrument is a self-contained (the vacuum pump is external) microwave spectrometer for the specific detection and monitoring of ammonia gas in air. A solid state microwave source is used together with a high-Q resonant microwave cavity which is both the frequency selecting device for the source and the sample container through which the sampled gases pass. The ammonia absorption transition at 23,870.1 MHz is monitored continuously with this instrument. The monitoring frequency is stable to one part in 10/sup 9/ so that the system only responds to NH/sub 3/ absorption--there are no known interfering gases. The instrument was designed for simple operation and easy calibration. Except for the calibration procedure, the instrument operates automatically from turn-on. A four-digit readout is supplied on the front panel and it reads the concentration of ammonia directly in parts-per-million over a range of from 0.00 to 20 ppM. A 0 to 10 volt output is also available at the rear panel for recording data on an external recorder.
Date: June 28, 1977
Creator: Hrubesh, L. W.; Maddux, A. S. Jr. & Johnson, D. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Alcoholism]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 28, 1977, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Animals]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: February 28, 1977, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Car]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: May 28, 1977, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Dallas Cowboys]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas football team and their games during the season. Shows several game plays. This footage was aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: December 28, 1977
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections