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Solar-powered Water Heaters – Plumbing Systems and Design

March 28, 2011
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Solar-powered Water Heaters. Plumbing Systems and Design 2006; Vol. 5: No. 4 by Stenqvist, James E Although a far cry from their counterparts of the 1970s, solar heating systems still present a significant up-front expense and can be less than aesthetically pleasing. Both cost and design improve as owners move toward green building and...
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A Health Assessment of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident

March 25, 2011
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A Health Assessment of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident Fred A. Mettler, Jr., and , Jonathan E. Briggs Radiation and Public Perception, Chapter 13, pp 161–168 Pub Date : May, 1995 Abstract In 1989 the then Soviet government requested that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assess the steps it took to protect...
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Uncertainties in Internal Radiation Dose Assessment

March 22, 2011
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Uncertainties in Internal Radiation Dose Assessment NCRP Report Executive Summary: The objective of this Report is to review the current state-of-knowledge of uncertainties in internal dose assessments, including uncertainties in the measurements that are used to perform these assessments. In a previously published report (NCRP, 2007), the current state-of-knowledge of uncertainties in external radiation...
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Fundamentals of Eddy Current Testing

March 19, 2011
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Fundamentals of Eddy Current Testing Descriptions This book provides a thorough examination of the basic theory and principles behind eddy current testing.Contents: electrical theory; electromagnetism; inductive reactance and impedance; eddy current test principles; coils, instruments and standards; and impedance-plane response. Author(s): Hagemaier, Donald J. Publisher: ASNT Year: 1990 Pages: 92 Available  at    : ASNT...
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Radiographic Interpretation

March 17, 2011
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Radiographic Interpretation Descriptions A reproduction of Section Eight from ASNT’s Nondestructive Testing Handbook, third edition: Volume 4, Radiographic Testing. Contents: fundamentals; standards, codes and specifications; visual acuity; radiographic viewing conditions and equipment; densitometers; radiographic interpretation reporting; radiographic artifacts; discontinuity indications. Product Code: 8 Author(s): Hellier, Charles J. III and Wheeler, George C. Publisher: ASNT...
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Security in the Transport of Radioactive Material

March 16, 2011
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Security in the Transport of Radioactive Material CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF SECURITY MEASURES 2.1. General approach 2.2. Basic security considerations 2.3. Security considerations for transport 2.4. Roles 2.5. Determination of security measures 3. ESTABLISHING SECURITY LEVELS FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN TRANSPORT 4. GUIDANCE FOR SECURITY MEASURES IN THE TRANSPORT OF...
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Radiation Dose Reconstruction: Principles and Practice

March 14, 2011
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Radiation Dose Reconstruction: Principles and Practice Executive Summary: Radiation dose reconstruction is the retrospective assessment of dose to identifiable or representative individuals or populations by any means. In this Report, the scope of dose reconstruction includes estimates of absorbed dose to individual organs or tissues for specified exposure situations in support of epidemiological studies...
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Working Safely in Radiography

March 11, 2011
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Working Safely in Radiography Descriptions Previously published by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, this new edition is now being published by ASNT. Includes updated and revised information on X-ray safety, current regulations, current radiation units and quantities and new photographs. The book is ideal for companies who need to meet the NRC requirements for training...
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SCADA Systems in World Gas & Oil Pipeline Operations and Gas Distribution Utilities

March 10, 2011
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SCADA Systems in World Gas & Oil Pipeline Operations and Gas Distribution Utilities 2005-2007-All 3 Volumes Descriptions This study is the third worldwide study of gas and oil pipeline operations and gas distribution utilities (LDCs). This new series will provide an in-depth appraisal of the central and remote site hardware, applications software, and communications...
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Thermo-mechanical Analysis of Fire Doors Subjected to a Fire Endurance Test

March 9, 2011
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Thermo-mechanical Analysis of Fire Doors Subjected to a Fire Endurance Test Abstract Fires doors are subjected to standard fire tests as a means of evaluating fire resistance. In this study, the thermal and mechanical response of steel double fire doors exposed to high temperatures was modeled using finite element software. The model included the...
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