Sample records for central stations metodologia

  1. Methodology for transient simulation of a small heliothermic central station; Metodologia para simulacao transiente de uma pequena central heliotermica

    Wendel, Marcelo


    The final steps of generating electricity from concentrated solar power technologies are similar to conventional thermal processes, since steam or gas is also employed for moving turbines or pistons. The fundamental difference lies on the fact that steam or hot gas is generated by solar radiation instead of fossil fuels or nuclear heat. The cheapest electricity generated from solar energy has been achieved with large-scale power stations based on this concept. Computer simulations represent a low-cost option for the design of thermal systems. The present study aims to develop a methodology for the transient simulation of a micro-scale solar-thermal power plant (120 kWe) which should be appropriate in terms of accuracy and computational effort. The facility considered can optionally operate as a cogeneration plant producing electric power as well as chilled water. Solar radiation is collected by parabolic troughs, electricity is generated by an organic Rankine cycle and chilled water is produced by an absorption cooling cycle. The organic Rankine cycle is of interest because it allows for a plant with relatively simple structure and automated operation. The simulation methodology proposed in this study is implemented in TRNSYS with new components (TYPEs) developed for the solar field and thermal cycles. The parabolic trough field component is based on an experimental efficiency curve of the solar collector. In the case of the Rankine and absorption cycles, the components are based on performance polynomials generated with EES from detailed thermodynamic models, which are calibrated with performance data from manufacturers. Distinct plant configurations are considered. An optimization algorithm is used for searching the best operating point in each case. Results are presented for the following Brazilian sites: Fortaleza, Petrolina and Bom Jesus da Lapa. The latter offers the highest global plant performance. An analysis about the influence of the thermal storage on

  2. Methodology for carrying out energy diagnosis in auxiliaries systems in thermal electrical central stations; Metodologia para realizar un diagnostico energetico en sistemas auxiliares de centrales termoelectricas

    Nebradt Garcia, Jesus [Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico, D. F. (Mexico); Rojas Hidalgo, Ismael; Huante Perez, Liborio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


    One of the potential areas for energy saving in Central Electric Power Plants are the auxiliaries system, so as to based in a preliminary energy diagnosis and considering that energy saving measures would be taken, going from the instrumentation, operational changes in equipment, as well as in using velocity variators in motors, it turns out to be that the energy consumption of auxiliaries at 75% load in a 150 MW thermal power plant varies from 3% to 4% and for the case of a 350 MW power plant the energy consumption of the auxiliaries represents 2 to 3.5%. Nowadays this consumption are above 6%. Considering that the country has 40 units with capacities varying from 150 to 350 MW, the economical and the fuel saving would be substantial. This paper will present a summary of the methodology to be used to carry out this type of projects. [Espanol] Una de las areas potenciales de ahorro de energia en centrales termoelectricas son los sistemas auxiliares, de tal manera que basados en un diagnostico energetico preliminar y considerando que se aplicarian las medidas de ahorro de energia que van desde la instrumentacion, cambios operativos en equipos, asi como el uso de variadores de velocidad en motores, se tienen que los consumos de auxiliares para un 75% de carga en una central termoelectrica de 150 MW varian desde un 3% hasta un 4% y para el caso de una central termoelectrica de 350 MW, el consumo de auxiliares representa del 2 al 3.5%. Hoy en dia dichos consumos estan por encima del 6%. Si consideramos que el pais cuenta con 40 unidades que varian desde 150 MW hasta 350 MW, entonces los ahorros economicos y de combustible serian impactantes. La presente ponencia mostrara un resumen de la metodologia a emplear para la realizacion de este tipo de proyectos.

  3. Methodology for maintenance analysis based on hydroelectric power stations reliability; Metodologia para realizar analisis de mantenimiento basado en confiabilidad en centrales hidroelectricas

    Rea Soto, Rogelio; Calixto Rodriguez, Roberto; Sandoval Valenzuela, Salvador; Velasco Flores, Rocio; Garcia Lizarraga, Maria del Carmen [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    A methodology to carry out Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) studies for hydroelectric power plants is presented. The methodology is an implantation/extension of the guidelines proposed by the Engineering Society for Advanced Mobility Land, Sea and Space in the SAE-JA1012 standard. With the purpose of answering the first five questions, that are set out in that standard, the use of standard ISO14224 is strongly recommended. This approach standardizes failure mechanisms and homogenizes RCM studies with the process of collecting failure and maintenance data. The use of risk matrixes to rank the importance of each failure based on a risk criteria is also proposed. [Spanish] Se presenta una metodologia para realizar estudios de mantenimiento Basado en Confiabilidad (RCM) aplicados a la industria hidroelectrica. La metodologia es una implantacion/ extension realizada por los autores de este trabajo, de los lineamientos propuestos por la Engineering Society for Advanced Mobility Land, Sea and Space en el estandar SAE-JA1012. Para contestar las primeras cinco preguntas del estandar se propone tomar como base los modos y mecanismos de fallas de componentes documentados en la guia para recopilar datos de falla en el estandar ISO-14224. Este enfoque permite estandarizar la descripcion de mecanismos de fallas de los equipos, tanto en el estudio RCM como en el proceso de recopilacion de datos de falla y de mantenimiento, lo que permite retroalimentar el ciclo de mejora continua de los procesos RCM. Tambien se propone el uso de matrices de riesgo para jerarquizar la importancia de los mecanismos de falla con base en el nivel de riesgo.

  4. "Central Station" Londonis


    Londoni galeriis Milch seitsme läti, leedu ja eesti kunstniku projekt "Central Station". Kuraatorid Lisa Panting, Sally Tallant. Eestist osalevad Hanno Soans (Catarina Campinoga koostöös valminud video), Kiwa, Kai Kaljo

  5. Central Station Design Options


    The purpose of EDISON Work Package 4.1 is the evaluation of possible Central (charging) Stations design options for making possible the public charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs). A number of scenarios for EVs are assessed, with special emphasis on the options of Fast Charging and Battery Swapping...... charging, rated at 50 kW, fast charging would be easier in both Denmark and Bornholm scenarios. For each scenario and charging power level, the possible number of EVs is estimated and finally architectural design options are proposed. Technical assessment is performed for evaluating the benefits.......g. due to vandalism, the charge supply circuit is disconnected. More electrical vehicles on the market are capable today of quick charging up to 50 kW power level. The feasibility of Central Stations with fast charging/swapping option, their capacity, design, costs and grid impact, as well as battery...

  6. Central station market development strategies for photovoltaics


    Federal market development strategies designed to accelerate the market penetration of central station applications of photovoltaic energy system are analyzed. Since no specific goals were set for the commercialization of central station applications, strategic principles are explored which, when coupled with specific objectives for central stations, can produce a market development implementation plan. The study includes (1) background information on the National Photovoltaic Program, photovoltaic technology, and central stations; (2) a brief market assessment; (3) a discussion of the viewpoints of the electric utility industry with respect to solar energy; (4) a discussion of commercialization issues; and (5) strategy principles. It is recommended that a set of specific goals and objectives be defined for the photovoltaic central station program, and that these goals and objectives evolve into an implementation plan that identifies the appropriate federal role.

  7. Central station market development strategies for photovoltaics


    Federal market development strategies designed to accelerate the market penetration of central station applications of photovoltaic energy system are analyzed. Since no specific goals were set for the commercialization of central station applications, strategic principles are explored which, when coupled with specific objectives for central stations, can produce a market development implementation plan. The study includes (1) background information on the National Photovoltaic Program, photovoltaic technology, and central stations; (2) a brief market assessment; (3) a discussion of the viewpoints of the electric utility industry with respect to solar energy; (4) a discussion of commercialization issues; and (5) strategy principles. It is recommended that a set of specific goals and objectives be defined for the photovoltaic central station program, and that these goals and objectives evolve into an implementation plan that identifies the appropriate federal role.

  8. Central Station DHC Phase 1 feasibility

    Henderson, H.L.


    This project assisted a private real estate developer in technically assessing the feasibility of integrating a central DHC system into a proposed 72 acre area mixed-use Planned Development (Central Station) just south of the Chicago Central Business District (Loop). The technical assessment concluded that a district heating and cooling system for Central Station will be feasible, provided that a major anchor load can be connected to the system. The system conceived for the site employs a modular approach that adjusts production capacity to actual load growth. The design concept includes gas-fired boilers for heating, gas turbine driven chillers for base loading, electric motor driven chillers for peaking, steam turbines for peak power and back pressure operation, and chilled water storage. Energy will be supplied to the users in the form of steam or low temperature hot water for heating, and low temperature chilled water for cooling.

  9. Integrated management model. Methodology and software-enabled tood designed to assist a utility in developing a station-wide optimization; Modelo de gestion integrada del activo. Una Metodologia para la Optimizacion Economica de la Gestion del Envejecimiento y la Fiabilidad de los Equipos de la Central

    Llovet, R.; Ibanez, R.; Woodcock, J.


    A key concern for utilities today is optimizing station aging and realibility management activities in a manner that maximizes the value of those activities withing an affordable budget. The Westinghouse Proactive Asset Management Model is a methodology and software-enabled tood designed to assist a utility in developing a station-wide optimization of those activities. The process and tool support the development of an optimized, station-wide plan for inspection, testing, maintenance, repaor and replacement of aging components. The optimization identifies the benefit and optimal timing of those activities based on minimizing unplanned outage costs (avoided costs) and maximizing station Net Present Value. (Author)

  10. Metodologia Scrum

    Notario Rubí, Xisco


    Aplicació realitzada sota la plataforma ASP.NET per gestionar projectes duts a terme sota la metodologia Scrum. Aplicación realizada bajo la plataforma ASP.NET para gestionar proyectos llevados a cabo bajo la metodología Scrum.

  11. Methodology for energetic diagnosis for a water pumping station; Metodologia de diagnostico energetico em estacao de captacao de agua

    Oliveira Filho, Delly; Damiao, Jorge H.A. de C. [Universidade Federal de Vicosa (DEA/UFV), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Agricola], Emails:,; Sampaio, Ricardo P. [Vale, Nova Lima, MG (Brazil); Moraes, Maria J. de [Universidade Estadual de Goias (UEG), Anapolis, GO (Brazil)], E-mail:; Pizziolo, Tarcisio de A. [Universidade Federal de Vicosa (DEL/UFV), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica], E-mail:


    This study aimed to develop a methodology to diagnose energetically a water supply system for a irrigation system and for a city. The steps taken were: the energy quality supplied by the utility in relation to level and unbalanced of the supplied voltage; the electrical energy consumption and demand for the pumping station; the study of the electrical and hydraulic load's characteristics; the tariff and demand contracts optimization; the water storage capacity; and the working hours management. This methodology was tested and validated for the water pumping station in a town of about 70,000 inhabitants. Among the proposed actions, which saved the most, were: the sizing of pumps and motors and the optimization of tariff and demand contracts. It was noted that this methodology is simple and easy to apply and there is a great potential for saving energy up to 52%. (author)

  12. Space Station Freedom central thermal control system evolution

    Olsson, Eric


    Viewgraphs on Space Station Freedom central thermal control system (CTCS) evolution are presented. Topics covered include: (1) growth requirements and basic features of research and development and transportation nodes; (2) identifying the principal CTCS hooks and scars at assembly complete to accommodate growth; and (3) describing the general provisions for growth and identifying pertinent design issues.

  13. Design of photovoltaic central power station concentrator array


    A design for a photovoltaic central power station using tracking concentrators has been developed. The 100 MW plant is assumed to be located adjacent to the Saguaro Power Station of Arizona Public Service. The design assumes an advanced Martin Marietta two-axis tracking fresnel lens concentrator. The concentrators are arrayed in 5 MW subfields, each with its own power conditioning unit. The photovoltaic plant output is connected to the existing 115 kV switchyard. The site specific design allows detailed cost estimates for engineering, site preparation, and installation. Collector and power conditioning costs have been treated parametrically.

  14. U. S. Central Station Nuclear Power Plants: operating history


    The information assembled in this booklet highlights the operating history of U. S. Central Station nuclear power plants through December 31, 1976. The information presented is based on data furnished by the operating electric utilities. The information is presented in the form of statistical tables and computer printouts of major shutdown periods for each nuclear unit. The capacity factor data for each unit is presented both on the basis of its net design electrical rating and its net maximum dependable capacity, as reported by the operating utility to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  15. U.S. Central Station Nuclear Power Plants: operating history

    The information assembled in this booklet highlights the operating history of U. S. Central Station nuclear power plants through December 31, 1976. The information presented is based on data furnished by the operating electric utilities. The information is presented in the form of statistical tables and computer printouts of major shutdown periods for each nuclear unit. The capacity factor data for each unit is presented both on the basis of its net design electrical rating and its net maximum dependable capacity, as reported by the operating utility to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  16. Mini Neutron Monitors at Concordia Research Station, Central Antarctica

    Poluianov, Stepan; Usoskin, Ilya; Mishev, Alexander; Moraal, Harm; Kruger, Helena; Casasanta, Giampietro; Traversi, Rita; Udisti, Roberto


    Two mini neutron monitors are installed at Concordia research station (Dome C, Central Antarctica, 75° 06' S, 123° 23' E, 3,233 m.a.s.l.). The site has unique properties ideal for cosmic ray measurements, especially for the detection of solar energetic particles: very low cutoff rigidity acceptance cones pointing to geographical latitudes > 75° S. The instruments consist of a standard neutron monitor and a "bare" (lead-free) neutron monitor. The instrument operation started in mid-January 2015. The barometric correction coefficients were computed for the period from 1 February to 31 July 2015. Several interesting events, including two notable Forbush decreases on 17 March 2015 and 22 June 2015, and a solar particle event of 29 October 2015 were registered. The data sets are available at and

  17. The central monitoring station of Indian Environmental Radiation Monitoring Network (IERMON): the architecture and functions

    The Indian Environmental Radiation Monitoring Network (IERMON) is being established across the country by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The network consists of stations with automated systems for environmental radiation monitoring with online data communication facility. Currently about 100 stations are operational and additional 500 stations are expected to be installed by March, 2012. The network is established with different objectives, the main objective being the detection and reporting of any nuclear emergency anywhere in the country. The central monitoring station of the network is established in Mumbai. This paper describes the architecture and functions of IERMON Central Station. The Central Station consists of server room for online data collection from remote stations and maintenance of databases for various applications; central monitoring room for user interaction with database and IERMON website maintenance and development room for the development of new applications. The functions of IERMON Central Station include detection and reporting of nuclear emergency, maintenance of remote stations, enhancement of public awareness on environmental radiation through public display systems and website, etc. The details on system layout and data protocols can be found in the paper. (author)

  18. Space Station Environmental Control and Life Support System architecture - Centralized versus distributed

    Boehm, A. M.; Behrend, A. F.


    Both Centralized and Distributed approaches are being evaluated for the installation of Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) equipment in the Space Station. In the Centralized facility concept, integrated processing equipment is located in two modules with plumbing used to circulate ECLS services throughout the Station. The Distributed approach locates the ECLS subsystems in every module of the Space Station with each subsystem designed to meet its own module needs. This paper defines the two approaches and how the advantages and disadvantages of each are tied to the choice of Space Station architecture. Other considerations and evaluations include: crew movement, Station evolution and the ducting impact needed to circulate ECLS services from centrally located processing equipment.

  19. The Staffing of Central Electricity Generating Board Nuclear Power Stations

    An account is given of the staffing requirements and organization at a CEBG nuclear power station. The training of staff and licensing requirements for reactoroperating staff are discussed. Experience gained to data of the outcome of pre-operating training and detailed planning in the operational sphere is given. (author)

  20. Metodologias de Data Mining.

    Mendes, Armando B.


    "Para se compreender o que é mais este termo criado pela indústria das novas tecnologias, pode começar-se por esclarecer o que não é. Certamente "data mining" não são simples consultas de bases de dados ou as tecnologias de integração de dados em bases de dados multidimensionais ou cubos de dados, ou mesmo um conjunto de algoritmos como redes neuronais, algoritmos genéticos, métodos estatísticos, etc.. A prospecção de dados é um processo ou uma metodologia para a descoberta de conhecimento qu...

  1. The ANSS Station Information System: A Centralized Station Metadata Repository for Populating, Managing and Distributing Seismic Station Metadata

    Thomas, V. I.; Yu, E.; Acharya, P.; Jaramillo, J.; Chowdhury, F.


    Maintaining and archiving accurate site metadata is critical for seismic network operations. The Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Station Information System (SIS) is a repository of seismic network field equipment, equipment response, and other site information. Currently, there are 187 different sensor models and 114 data-logger models in SIS. SIS has a web-based user interface that allows network operators to enter information about seismic equipment and assign response parameters to it. It allows users to log entries for sites, equipment, and data streams. Users can also track when equipment is installed, updated, and/or removed from sites. When seismic equipment configurations change for a site, SIS computes the overall gain of a data channel by combining the response parameters of the underlying hardware components. Users can then distribute this metadata in standardized formats such as FDSN StationXML or dataless SEED. One powerful advantage of SIS is that existing data in the repository can be leveraged: e.g., new instruments can be assigned response parameters from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Nominal Response Library (NRL), or from a similar instrument already in the inventory, thereby reducing the amount of time needed to determine parameters when new equipment (or models) are introduced into a network. SIS is also useful for managing field equipment that does not produce seismic data (eg power systems, telemetry devices or GPS receivers) and gives the network operator a comprehensive view of site field work. SIS allows users to generate field logs to document activities and inventory at sites. Thus, operators can also use SIS reporting capabilities to improve planning and maintenance of the network. Queries such as how many sensors of a certain model are installed or what pieces of equipment have active problem reports are just a few examples of the type of information that is available to SIS users.

  2. Extraction and visualization of the central chest lymph-node stations

    Lu, Kongkuo; Merritt, Scott A.; Higgins, William E.


    Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is expected to account for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths in 2007. Central to the lung-cancer diagnosis and staging process is the assessment of the central chest lymph nodes. This assessment typically requires two major stages: (1) location of the lymph nodes in a three-dimensional (3D) high-resolution volumetric multi-detector computed-tomography (MDCT) image of the chest; (2) subsequent nodal sampling using transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA). We describe a computer-based system for automatically locating the central chest lymph-node stations in a 3D MDCT image. Automated analysis methods are first run that extract the airway tree, airway-tree centerlines, aorta, pulmonary artery, lungs, key skeletal structures, and major-airway labels. This information provides geometrical and anatomical cues for localizing the major nodal stations. Our system demarcates these stations, conforming to criteria outlined for the Mountain and Wang standard classification systems. Visualization tools within the system then enable the user to interact with these stations to locate visible lymph nodes. Results derived from a set of human 3D MDCT chest images illustrate the usage and efficacy of the system.

  3. Desarrollo e implantación en un APS de una metodologia para identificar los fallos de inicio de vida en una Central Nuclear

    González Celades, María


    El proyecto Desarrollo e implantación en un Análisis Probabilista de Seguridad de una metodología para identificar los fallos de inicio de vida en una central nuclear tiene como objetivo el desarrollo de una herramienta para identificar qué fallos de componente forman parte del período de inicio de infancia, de una central nuclear. Estos fallos deberían ser eliminados de la Base de Datos del Análisis Probabilista de Seguridad (BD APS) ya que no son representativos de la operación real de la c...

  4. Design of a photovoltaic central power station: flat-plate array


    A design for a photovoltaic central power station using fixed flat-panel arrays has been developed. The 100 MW plant is assumed to be located adjacent to the Saguaro Power Station of Arizona Public Service. The design assumes high-efficiency photovoltaic modules using dendritic web cells. The modules are arranged in 5 MW subfields, each with its own power conditioning unit. The photovoltaic output is connected to the existing 115 kV utility switchyard. The site specific design allows detailed cost estimates for engineering, site preparation, and installation. Collector and power conditioning costs have been treated parametrically.

  5. Shadowing on Apollo 12 Solar Cells and Possible Movement of the ALSEP Central Station

    Berman, Paul A.; Williams, David R.


    A fortuitous arrangement of a west-facing solar cell and a bracket on the Apollo 12 ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package) has allowed us to precisely determine the relative position of the Sun near sunset relative to the Apollo 12 central station over a period of nearly 8 years. The small bracket, mounted on the central station due west of the cell, casts a shadow on the cell near sunset, decreasing the output of the cell proportional to the area of shadow covering the cell. The pattern of shadowing by the bracket gives good agreement with the known change of solar azimuth on a yearly timescale, but the pattern gradually but constantly changed from year-to-year, in a manner inconsistent with the known and changing position of the Sun.

  6. Generating power stations and optimization energetic of processes; Centrales generadoras y optimacion energetica de procesos

    Gutierrez Ramirez, Ranulfo; Fernandez Montiel, Manuel Francisco [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)


    Some recent experiences of the Management of Thermal Processes of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) related to the works on generating power stations of electricity, plants of cogeneration and energy saving are presented. [Spanish] Se presentan algunas experiencias recientes de la Gerencia de Procesos Termicos del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) relacionadas con los trabajos sobre centrales generadoras de electricidad, plantas de cogeneracion y ahorro de energia.

  7. Investigation of Heat Supply System for Apartment Houses in Zone with Central Thermal Station

    B. A. Bajrashevskij; N. P. Boruchko


    A method for calculation of thermal engineering characteristics of central thermal stations (CTS) and heated buildings is developed by organization of systematic processing of measuring results by standard devices. The given method of calculation is used as a basis for the development of mathematical model for a heat supply system with the purpose to try out the investigated modes using a computer. Approximate results of calculations are given in the form of diagrams and tables.

  8. Investigation of Heat Supply System for Apartment Houses in Zone with Central Thermal Station

    B. A. Bajrashevskij


    Full Text Available A method for calculation of thermal engineering characteristics of central thermal stations (CTS and heated buildings is developed by organization of systematic processing of measuring results by standard devices. The given method of calculation is used as a basis for the development of mathematical model for a heat supply system with the purpose to try out the investigated modes using a computer. Approximate results of calculations are given in the form of diagrams and tables.

  9. Recent temperature trends at mountain stations on the southern slope of the central Himalayas

    Dambaru Ballab Kattel; Tandong Yao


    Insufficient long-term in situ observations and complex topographic conditions pose major problems in quantifying the magnitude of climatic trends in mountainous regions such as Nepal. Presented here is three decades (1980–2009) of data on annual maximum, minimum and average temperature trends from 13 mountain stations on the southern slope of the central Himalayas. The stations are located at elevations between 1304 and 2566 m above sea level and with varied topography. Spatial analyses of the average temperature trend show warming in most of the stations. The magnitude of warming is higher for maximum temperatures, while minimum temperatures exhibit larger variability such as positive, negative or no change. These results are consistent with patterns reported in some parts of the Indian subcontinent and Upper Indus Basin, but different from conditions on the Tibetan Plateau (China), where the warming of minimum temperatures is more prominent than that of the maximum temperatures. From the temporal variations, a dramatic increase in temperature is observed in the latest decade, particularly in the average and maximum temperatures. The results from the cumulative sum chart analyses suggest that the thermal regime shifted in 1997. The dramatic enhancement of average temperature in the last decade is strongly consistent with the result of contemporary studies of the surrounding regions, where warming is attributed to an increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gases. However, as in the western Himalayas and the Upper Indus Basin, the mountain stations on the southern slope of the central Himalayas show variability in temperature trends, particularly for the minimum temperature. This inhomogeneous trend is likely ascribed to the differences in topography and microclimatic regime of the observed stations.

  10. Organization and management of building-site of central station on high-speed line Madrid-Barcelona French border.

    Garcia Puig, Manel


    The thesis is about the organization and management of a construction site. The original project is the construction of the Central Station, high-speed line Madrid- Barcelona-French border. Because of the magnitude of the work, has been determined to split the building site into two phases. In a first phase, carrying out the works relating to access to the station and car park, in a second phase, the works related to the railway station and the platform. In the following ...

  11. Planning Future Electric Vehicle Central Charging Stations Connected to Low-Voltage Distribution Networks

    Marra, Francesco; Træholt, Chresten; Larsen, Esben


    A great interest is recently paid to Electric Vehicles (EV) and their integration into electricity grids. EV can potentially play an important role in power system operation, however, the EV charging infrastructures have been only partly defined, considering them as limited to individual charging...... points, randomly distributed into the networks. This paper addresses the planning of public central charging stations (CCS) that can be integrated in low-voltage (LV) networks for EV parallel charging. The concepts of AC and DC architectures of CCS are proposed and a comparison is given on their...

  12. Outline and operation results of centralized radwaste treatment facility in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

    In the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station I (Daiichi), Unit 1 started operation in 1971 and Unit 6 in 1979; the six power plants are now in steady operation. The Centralized Radwaste Treatment Facility, whose construction was started in 1980 and completed in 1984, is located south of Unit 4. Its total floor space is 36,000 m2, the main building being of the size of a 1,100 MW reactor building. The following equipments in Centralized Radwaste Treatment Facility are described, including features and operation results: radioactive liquid volume reduction treatment facility, laundary-center waste water concentration treatment facility, machinery drain water treatment facility, combustible solids incineration facility. (Mori, K.)

  13. Five years of partnership between nuclear power stations in Germany and the CIS and Central European states

    For five years, partnerships have existed between German nuclear power stations and nuclear power stations in the CIS and central European states with the object of increasing the nuclear safety and reliability of nuclear power stations through the interchange of experience by experts at all operational organisational levels. In this period, about 200 reciprocal meetings, exchanges of groups of experts, secondments into the partners' plants and seminars, of which about two-thirds have been in German nuclear power stations, have taken place. Improvements and a change in safety-responsibility awareness are clearly established. In this area, the partnerships have made an important contribution. (orig.)

  14. Modern concepts of thermodynamic optimization in Mexican thermoelectric stations; Conceptos modernos de optimacion termodinamica en centrales termoelectricas mexicanas

    Cervantes-de Gortari, J; Vidal-Santo, A.; Mendez-Lavielle, F.; Bautista-Godinez, O. [Departamento de Termoenergia, from Facultad de Ingenieria UNAM (Mexico)


    In this paper, a summary review of the current thermodynamic concepts related to the maximum power generation and minimum entropy production are presented. The results of the analysis are considered in Mexican power stations using conventional cycles and are compared with other power stations around the world. [Spanish] En este trabajo se revisa el analisis de maxima generacion de potencia que implica la minimizacion de la produccion de entropia en centrales generadoras de potencia. De acuerdo con los lineamientos mas recientes publicados en la literatura. Los conceptos y resultados del analisis se aplican a varias centrales mexicanas y se comparan con otras centrales en el mundo.

  15. Surface wave tomography of central and northern Europe from automated inter-station dispersion measurements

    Soomro, R. A.; Weidle, C.; Lebedev, S.; Cristiano, L.; Meier, T. M.


    With the rapid growth in the no. of seismic stations globally, manual data processing for routine analysis as well as determination of seismic observables becomes more and more impractical. Therefore, automated schemes are inevitable to handle these large data volumes. For surface wave tomography, phase velocity dispersion curves of fundamental mode surface waves yield information on the isotropic as well as anisotropic structure of the crust and upper mantle. We measure inter-station phase velocity dispersion curves through cross correlation of vertical component (Rayleigh wave) and transverse component (Love wave) seismograms. We have developed a scheme to automate this well established inter-station method, which automatically selects the smooth parts of observed phase velocity dispersion curves, and thus obtain path average phase velocity dispersion curve of each inter-station path. After testing various parameters for automation of the procedure we finally confined the method to three parameters only, namely (1) difference of the measured phase velocity curve from a background model, (2) a smoothness constraint and (3) a length criterion. We performed rigorous tests to optimize the parameters and obtained optimal values of these three parameters. We successfully applied the method to more than one hundred thousand inter station paths in central and northern Europe which involved more than one million cross correlations on 20 years of the data of the permanent networks. The method was also tested on temporary deployments e.g. TOR, PASSEQ, SVEKALPKO etc, across Europe. After inversion of the fundamental mode phase velocity dispersion curves for both Rayleigh and Love waves, we obtain high resolution anisotropic phase velocity maps for periods between 10 and 250 seconds with a lateral resolution between about 50 to 100 kilometers. Well known features of upper mantle structure in central Europe are well resolved in our phase velocity maps. Distinct differences

  16. Analysis methodology of power generation/cogeneration designs in VNG (Vehicular Natural Gas) stations; Metodologia de analise de projetos de geracao/cogeracao em postos GNV (Gas Natural Veicular)

    Romanos, Rafael Reami [Companhia de Gas de Santa Catarina (SCGAS), Florianopolis, SC (Brazil)


    This work presents the methodology for analysis of generation/cogeneration projects in NGV filling stations, determining the influence of critical parameters in its technical-economic viability. To achieve this methodology, it was necessary to define parameters that influence directly or indirectly the size of a generating system, as the total electric demand of the filling station, ratio (power of the compressor) / (total installed power), load factor, factor of simultaneity, technical data of major equipment, among others. The methodology has been validated by comparing with data measured in a NGV filling station and allows screening and identifying customers with technical feasibility to evolve in a generation or cogeneration project. The cogeneration with NG generators was highlighted during the analysis of the NGV filling stations and was feasible for establishments which have large thermal demand, as filling stations along the road with large amounts of electric showers in changing rooms. (author)

  17. Notions and methodologies for uncertainty analysis in simulations of transitory events of a nuclear central; Nociones y metodologias para analisis de incertidumbre en simulaciones de eventos transitorios de una central nuclear

    Alva N, J. [IPN, Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, Avenida IPN S/N Colonia Lindavista, 07738 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Ortiz V, J.; Amador G, R.; Delfin L, A. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca SN La Marquesa, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail:


    The present work has as objective to gather the basic notions related with the uncertainty analysis and some of the methodologies to be applied in the studies of transitory events analysis of a nuclear power station, in particular of those thermal hydraulics phenomena. The concepts and methodologies mentioned in this work are the result of an exhaustive bibliographical investigation of the topic in the nuclear area. The methodologies of uncertainties analysis have been developed by diverse institutions and they are broadly used at world level for their application in the results of the computer codes of the class of better estimation in the thermal hydraulics analysis and safety of plants and nuclear reactors. The main sources of uncertainty, types of uncertainty and aspects related with the models of better estimation and better estimation method are also presented. (Author)

  18. Parâmetros morfométricos da Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais: comparação de duas metodologias. = Morphometric features of Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais State: comparison of two methodologies.

    José Fernandes Bezerra-Neto


    Full Text Available O presente estudo avaliou a precisão de dois protocolos usados para a confecção de uma carta batimétrica para a Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Numa segunda etapa, o estudo estimou todos os parâmetros morfométricos primários e secundários desse ambiente. Finalmente, o estudo avaliou a importância dessas informações na qualidade de água e na ecologia geral do sistema. Os protocolos foram baseados no uso de dois sistemas distintos, usados para o levantamento batimétrico: uma ecossonda Biosonics DT-X (Biosoncs Inc. e um Ecobatímetro SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda, ambosacoplados a um D-GPS (Differential Global Positioning System para a obtenção das coordenadas geográficas de cada profundidade medida. A Lagoa Central de Lagoa Santa é um pequeno lago natural, raso (Zmax The goal of this study was to verify the utility and accuracy of two tools to obtain a bathymetric chart for Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil and also to assess the morphometric parameters of the lake and their implications in the ecology of this system. The tested tools were the Biosonics DT-X (Biosonics Inc. echosounder and the SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda bathymeter, both coupled to a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS to obtain thegeographic coordinates associated with the depth in each point. Lagoa Central is a small, shallow (Zmax < 7.5 m, with low relative depth values (Zr = 0.5% and concave. This makes the water body less prone to thermal stratification and more susceptible to eutrophication. Both investigated equipments demonstrated to be suitable for the survey, user-friendly, low-cost and with sub-metric accuracy.

  19. Heat transfer equipment performance diagnosis of auxiliary systems in electric power stations; Diagnostico de comportamiento de equipo de transferencia de calor de sistemas auxiliares de centrales termoelectricas

    Ruiz Esparza Gutierrez, Rogelio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


    In this article the methodology followed to diagnose the performance of the equipment where heat is transferred from the feed water, condensate and circulation water systems in fossil power plants (FPP). The data collection is made with the unit in normal operation, using local instrumentation without taking the equipment out of service for its installation. The equipment diagnosis is made through the analysis of the collected data in actual operation and the design data; for this purpose a thermal balance of the interested systems is performed to obtain all the conditions an operation data. Later on the performance indicative parameters (PIP) of actual operation and design are calculated and compared one against the other. Such a comparison reveals the performance deterioration and the possible equipment faults. The data obtained and the supplementary information are stored in a data base whose objective is that Comision Federal de Electricidad has on hand a prompt access to them in order to control the performance, compare them among similar units and power stations, and inclusively verify possible recurrent causes of low availability in the referred systems. [Espanol] En este articulo se presenta la metodologia seguida para diagnosticar el comportamiento de equipos en los que se transfiere calor de los sistemas de agua de alimentacion, condensado y circulacion de las centrales termoelectricas (CTE). La toma de datos se realiza con la unidad en operacion normal, utilizando instrumentacion local sin necesidad de sacar de servicio a los equipos para su instalacion, ya que se ocupan los mismos puntos para instrumentos con que cuentan por diseno. El diagnostico de los equipos se realiza mediante el analisis de los datos recopilados, tanto de operacion real como de diseno; para ello, se efectua un balance termico de los sistemas de interes para obtener todas las condiciones y los datos de operacion. Posteriormente, se calculan los parametros indicativos de

  20. Development of a methodology for the economical analysis of fuel cycles, application to the Laguna Verde central; Desarrollo de una metodologia para el analisis economico de ciclos de combustible, aplicacion a la Central Laguna Verde

    Malfavon, S.M.; Trejo, M.G.; Hernandez, H. [FI-UNAM, 04500 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Francois, J.L.; Ortega, R.F. [FI-UNAM, Paseo Cuauhnahuac 8532, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)


    In this work a methodology developed to carry out the economical analysis of the fuel cycle of a nuclear reactor is presented. The methodology was applied to the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station (CNLV). The design of the reload scenarios of the CNLV are made with the Core Master Presto code (CM-Presto), three-dimensional simulator of the reactor core, the launched data by this, as well as the information of the Energy use plan (PUE), it allowed us to obtain reliable results through the fitness of an algorithm of economic calculation that considers all the components of the fuel cycle to present worth. With the application of the methodology it was obtained the generated energy, as well as their respective cost of each sub lot type of assemblies by operation cycle, from the start-up of the CNLV until September 13, 2002. Using the present worth method its were moved all the values at November 5, 1988, date of operation beginning. To the final of the analysis an even cost of 6.188 mills/kWh was obtained for those first 9 cycles of the Unit 1 of the CNLV, being observed that the costs of those first 3 operation cycles are the more elevated. Considering only the values starting from the cycle 4, the levelled cost turns out to be of 5.96 mills/kWh. It was also obtained the cost by fuel lot to evaluate the performance of assemble with the same physical composition. (Author)

  1. Metodologia

    Seabra, Filipa; Mota, Graça; Castro, Maria Isabel Ribeiro de


    Programa POCI/CED/60609/2004; CIPEM Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical Esta investigação assenta claramente num paradigma qualitativo e fenomenológico de investigação (Bogdan & Biklen, 1992; Bresler 1992, 1994,2000; Bresler & Stake, 1992; Denzin & Lincoln, 2000; Clandinin & Connelly, 2000). De acordo com esta perspectiva, assumimos um olhar sobre o nosso objecto de estudo que parte dos seguintes pressupostos (Bresler, 1994, 2000) FCT Fundação p...

  2. System studies of coal fired-closed cycle MHD for central station power plants

    Zauderer, B.


    This paper presents a discussion of the closed cycle MHD results obtained in a recent study of various advanced energy conversion (ECAS) power systems. The study was part of the first phase of this ECAS study. Since this was the first opportunity to evaluate the coal fired closed cycle MHD system, a number of iterations were required to partially optimize the system. The present paper deals with the latter part of the study in which the direct coal fired, MHD topping-steam bottoming cycle was established as the current choice for central station power generation. The emphasis of the paper is on the background assumptions and the conclusions that can be drawn from the closed cycle MHD analysis. The author concludes that closed cycle MHD has efficiencies comparable to that of open cycle MHD and that both systems are considerably more efficient than the other system studies in Phase 1 of the GE ECAS. Its cost will possibly be slightly higher than that of the open cycle MHD system. Also, with reasonable fuel escalation assumptions, both systems can produce lower cost electricity than conventional steam power plants. Suggestions for further work in closed cycle MHD components and systems is made.

  3. Intake-to-delivered-energy ratios for central station and distributed electricity generation in California

    In previous work, we showed that the intake fraction (iF) for nonreactive primary air pollutants was 20 times higher in central tendency for small-scale, urban-sited distributed electricity generation (DG) sources than for large-scale, central station (CS) power plants in California [Heath, G.A., Granvold, P.W., Hoats, A.S., Nazaroff, W.W., 2006. Intake fraction assessment of the air pollutant exposure implications of a shift toward distributed electricity generation. Atmospheric Environment 40, 7164-7177]. The present paper builds on that study, exploring pollutant- and technology-specific aspects of population inhalation exposure from electricity generation. We compare California's existing CS-based system to one that is more reliant on DG units sited in urban areas. We use Gaussian plume modeling and a GIS-based exposure analysis to assess 25 existing CSs and 11 DG sources hypothetically located in the downtowns of California's most populous cities. We consider population intake of three pollutants - PM2.5, NOx and formaldehyde - directly emitted by five DG technologies - natural gas (NG)-fired turbines, NG internal combustion engines (ICE), NG microturbines, diesel ICEs, and fuel cells with on-site NG reformers. We also consider intake of these pollutants from existing CS facilities, most of which use large NG turbines, as well as from hypothetical facilities located at these same sites but meeting California's best-available control technology standards. After systematically exploring the sensitivity of iF to pollutant decay rate, the iFs for each of the three pollutants for all DG and CS cases are estimated. To efficiently compare the pollutant- and technology-specific exposure potential on an appropriate common basis, a new metric is introduced and evaluated: the intake-to-delivered-energy ratio (IDER). The IDER expresses the mass of pollutant inhaled by an exposed population owing to emissions from an electricity generation unit per quantity of electric

  4. Crustal seismic velocity in the Marche region (Central Italy): computation of a minimum 1-D model with seismic station corrections.

    Scarfì, L.; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione Catania, Catania, Italia; Imposa, S.; Dipartimento di Scienze Geologiche, University of Catania, Italy; Raffaele, R.; Dipartimento di Scienze Geologiche, Università di Catania, Italy; Scaltrito, A.; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione Catania, Catania, Italia


    A 1-D velocity model for the Marche region (central Italy) was computed by inverting P- and S-wave arrival times of local earthquakes. A total of 160 seismic events with a minimum of ten observations, a travel time residual ≤ 0.8 s and an azimuthal gap lower than 180° have been selected. This “minimum 1-D velocity model” is complemented by station corrections, which can be used to take into account possible near-surface velocity heterogeneities beneath each station. Using this new P-wave ...

  5. Overhaul of the generator of the hydroelectric central station Ingeniero Carlos Ramirez Ulloa; Rehabilitacion del generador de la unidad 2 de la central hidroelectrica ingeniero Carlos Ramirez Ulloa

    Robles Pimentel, Edgar [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Garcia Hernandez, Javier [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)


    In November 1995, the failure of the Unit 2 generator at the hydroelectric central station Ingeniero Carlos Ramirez Ulloa, El Caracol, occurred. The accident forced to carry out its overhaul. Here are presented the technical problems faced during the overhaul of the generator and analyzed the implemented solutions. [Espanol] En noviembre de 1995 ocurrio la falla del generador de la unidad 2 de la central hidroelectrica Ing. Carlos Ramirez Ulloa, El Caracol. El accidente obligo a llevar a cabo su rehabilitacion. Se presentan los problemas tecnicos enfrentados durante la rehabilitacion del generador y se discuten las soluciones implementadas.

  6. Analysis of ambient air quality trends at selected West Central Airshed Society stations : Tomahawk and Carrot Creek

    Ambient air trends were evaluated using data collected over a 10 year period from two West Central Airshed Society monitoring stations in rural Alberta. The pollutants studied included ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM2.5). Two approaches were used to evaluate the trends. The first approach used various percentiles of hourly concentration distributions from each year, while the second approach used frequencies of the number of hours in which various benchmark concentrations were exceeded each year. These statistics were assumed to be linear over the period of study. Hypothesis tests were conducted on the best-fit lines to check whether slope of the lines was zero in order to indicate change. Results from both approaches were found to be in good agreement. At the Tomahawk Station, no statistically dominant change was detected in air quality with respect to O3 and PM2.5. However, SO2 and NO2 showed statistically significant decreasing trends. At the Carrot Creek Station, a pronounced decreasing trend in SO2 was observed, but there was no change in O3 and NO2. The decreasing trends observed with SO2 at both stations is consistent with the province's efforts to reduced natural gas flaring and venting. It was cautioned that since the period of study over which trends were examined was short, the changes or lack of changes observed do not necessarily indicate long term trends

  7. Cogeneration in large processing power stations; Cogeneracion en grandes centrales de proceso

    Munoz, Jose Manuel [Observatorio Ciudadano de la Energia A. C., (Mexico)


    In this communication it is spoken of the cogeneration in large processing power stations with or without electricity surplus, the characteristics of combined cycle power plants and a comparative analysis in a graph entitled Sale price of electricity in combined cycle and cogeneration power plants. The industrial plants, such as refineries, petrochemical, breweries, paper mills and cellulose plants, among others, with steam necessities for their processes, have the technical and economical conditions to cogenerate, that is, to produce steam and electricity simultaneously. In fact, many of such facilities that exist at the moment in any country, count on cogeneration equipment that allows them to obtain their electricity at a very low cost, taking advantage of the existence steam generators that anyway are indispensable to satisfy their demand. In Mexico, given the existing legal frame, the public services of electricity as well as the oil industry are activities of obligatory character for the State. For these reasons, the subject should be part of the agenda of planning of this power sector. The opportunities to which we are referring to, are valid for the small industries, but from the point of view of the national interest, they are more important for the large size facilities and in that rank, the most numerous are indeed in PEMEX, whereas large energy surplus and capacity would result into cogenerations in refineries and petrochemical facilities and they would be of a high value, precisely for the electricity public service, that is, for the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). [Spanish] En esta ponencia se habla de la cogeneracion en grandes centrales de proceso con o sin excedentes de electricidad, las caracteristicas de plantas de ciclo combinado y se muestra el analisis comparativo en una grafica titulada precio de venta de electricidad en plantas de ciclo combinado y de cogeneracion. Las plantas industriales, tales como refinerias, petroquimicas

  8. Glocalized New Age Spirituality: A Mental Map of the New Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, Deciphered through Its Visual Codes and Based on Ethno-Visual Research

    Ben-Peshat, Malka; Sitton, Shoshana


    We present here the findings of an ethno-visual research study involving the creation of a mental map of images, artifacts and practices in Tel Aviv's New Central Bus Station. This huge and complex building, part bus station, part shopping mall, has become a stage for multicultural encounters and interactions among diverse communities of users.…

  9. In their blood : understanding heritage meanings through the socio-historical experience of Hong Kong's Central police station

    Kilias, Antonios Constantinos


    This dissertation focuses on the personal layers of meaning attached to a heritage site, using the case study of Hong Kong’s old Central Police Station (CPS). It is a way to enhance the understanding of the site in a way that goes beyond the scope of ‘official’ records and histories, such as those found in conservation reports, government documents, etc. These documents focus heavily on the significant historical stories attached to the site and the site’s formal architectural qualities as a ...

  10. Effects of design on cost of flat-plate solar photovoltaic arrays for terrestrial central station power applications

    Tsou, P.; Stolte, W.


    The paper examines the impact of module and array designs on the balance-of-plant costs for flat-plate terrestrial central station power applications. Consideration is given to the following types of arrays: horizontal, tandem, augmented, tilt adjusted, and E-W tracking. The life-cycle cost of a 20-year plant life serves as the costing criteria for making design and cost tradeoffs. A tailored code of accounts is developed for determining consistent photovoltaic power plant costs and providing credible photovoltaic system cost baselines for flat-plate module and array designs by costing several varying array design approaches.

  11. Characterization of alternative electric generation technologies for the SPS comparative assessment: volume 2, central-station technologies

    The SPS Concept Development and Evaluation Program includes a comparative assessment. An early first step in the assessment process is the selection and characterization of alternative technologies. This document describes the cost and performance (i.e., technical and environmental) characteristics of six central station energy alternatives: (1) conventional coal-fired powerplant; (2) conventional light water reactor (LWR); (3) combined cycle powerplant with low-Btu gasifiers; (4) liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR); (5) photovoltaic system without storage; and (6) fusion reactor

  12. Modern techniques for the emissions control in thermal electric stations; Tecnicas modernas para el control de emisiones en centrales termoelectricas

    Romo Millares, C. A. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


    This paper presents the techniques and the control equipment for emissions in thermal stations that have the highest possibilities of being considered in the immediate future in the national energy panorama and the established frame for the environmental normativity. The pollutant compounds subject to revision are the nitrogen and sulfur oxides and unburned particles. [Espanol] Se presentan las tecnicas y equipos de control de emisiones para centrales termoelectricas que tienen mayores posibilidades de ser consideradas en el futuro inmediato dentro del panorama energetico nacional y el marco establecido por la normatividad ambiental. Los compuestos contaminantes sujetos a revision son los oxidos de nitrogeno y azufre y las particulas inquemadas.

  13. Computerized system for the support of the predictive maintenance in thermoelectric power stations of Comision Federal de Electricidad; Sistema computarizado para el apoyo del mantenimiento predictivo en centrales termoelectricas de la Comision Federal de Electricidad

    Aranda A, Segio; Garcia M, Raul; Poujol G, Francisco; Chairez C, Carlos; Dominguez M, Nely [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    This paper describes the functionality of the Integral System of Information for the Diagnosis of Predictive Maintenance (SIIDMP) in the thermoelectric centrals, whose primary target is to give support to the personnel related with the maintenance and operation of the thermoelectric central to optimize the application of the inspection, maintenance and its associated costs. It is important to comment that in the generating power stations of Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) techniques and methodologies for the preventive and corrective maintenance are applied, in addition of which they count on electronic equipment of operation dedicated to the inspection and control of vibratory equipment. The architecture of the SIIDMP is of the client-server type and for its design and implantation Windows NT 4.0 was used as operating system, SQL Server 7.0 as server and manager of the database, Visual C++ for the programs of data mining, Vision Basic 6.0 for the codification of the application programs and Interface Man-Machine (IMM), the communication mechanism Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC) to establish the connection with the different data sources, as well as libraries of symbols and graphs that were included in the interface of the user. The main objective of the SIIDMP is to take care of the own necessities on optimization, improvements and savings in the operation of the power stations. With systems like the SIIDMP, a reduction of the costs due to shutdowns by accidental failures of the main equipment is looked for, limiting the deterioration of the equipment, as well as to provide knowledge and aid to all the personnel who take part in the management of the operation and conservation of the facilities of the power station. [Spanish] Se describe la funcionalidad del Sistema Integral de Informacion para el Diagnostico de Mantenimiento Predictivo en las centrales termoelectricas (SIIDMP), cuyo objetivo principal es apoyar al personal relacionado con el

  14. A Terrestrial Reference Frame (TRF, coordinates and velocities for South American stations: contributions to Central Andes geodynamics

    M. V. Mackern


    Full Text Available Satellite positioning systems allow the fixing of the location of a point on the Earth's surface with very good precision and accuracy. To do this, however, it is necessary to determine the point coordinates taking account the reference system and the movements that affect them because of tectonic plate movements. These reference systems are materialized by a significant number of continuous measurement stations in South America. In SIRGAS (Sistema de Referencia Geocéntrico para las Américas, there are four Analysis Centers that process the data collected from satellites of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, with the primary purpose to maintain the international terrestrial reference frame through calculation of the coordinates and velocities of the continuous GNSS stations of the SIRGAS-CON Network.

    In this work, we demonstrate the quality of the solutions from CIMA, one of the SIRGAS official processing centers operating in Mendoza, Argentina, in comparison with other South American processing centers. The importance of precise calculations of coordinates and velocities in a global frame is also shown. Finally, we give estimations of velocities from stations located within deformation zones in the Central Andes.

  15. The effect of locations of central metro stations on real estate values. A case study of Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Agapi Xifilidou


    Full Text Available Almost all of the most populated cities in the world have invested heavily on high capacity urban public transit systems. Apart from the direct economic benefits –travel time reduction, environmental benefits, some indirect benefits are the increase in real estate values (residential and commercial, improved accessibility and possible land use changes towards the development of an area. This study investigates the impact of the future central metro stations of Thessaloniki on real estate values. Real estate values can increase up to 11,3% at a distance shorter than 50 m and gradually decrease up to -14% for a distance greater than 500 m. A hedonic analysis is presented so as to determine the influence of metro stations to 52 commercial properties. The results of the investigation indicate that the changes in market are not necessarily connected or totally attributed to the construction of the metro stations. Instead interesting results show that in some cases common belief about the impact of urban public transit systems can be slightly different.

  16. Automatic system of tests for control equipment in combined cycle power stations; Sistema automatico de pruebas para equipos de control en centrales de ciclo combinado

    Martinez M, Miguel A; Flores L, Zenon; Delgadillo V, Miguel A; Gutierrez A, Ruben [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    This article deals on the Automatic System of Tests, denominated PROBADOR, used by the Gerencia de Control e Instrumentation (GCI) of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)for the accomplishment of dynamic tests in laboratory, to the systems of acquisition and control developed with the electronic line SAC-IIE that are installed in the Thermoelectric Power station of Combined Cycle (CTCC) of Dos Bocas, Veracruz and Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Also the architecture, the functions that are carried out in the equipment of the System of Acquisition and control (SAC) and in the personal computer (PC) that conforms it are described, as well as the methodology used for the development of the tests. The PC constitutes Interface Man-Machine (IMM) and in the SAC equipment the simulation of the processes is made (by means of the execution of algebraic-differential equations) in the compressor, combustion chamber, gas turbine, heat recuperators, steam turbines and condenser equipment that integrate a CTCC. The equations that are used are based in the thermodynamics, flow dynamics and heat transfer; they become attached to the real process with a margin of error that is estimated in 10%. Finally, the tendencies of the PROBADOR and the technical and economic advantages are described that it has provided for the improvement in the performance of the control systems, before different situations, with no need to have the real process. [Spanish] Este articulo versa sobre el Sistema Automatico de Pruebas, denominado PROBADOR, utilizado por la Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI) del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas para la realizacion de pruebas dinamicas en laboratorio, a los sistemas de adquisicion y control desarrollado con la linea electronica SAC-IIE que estan instalados en las Centrales Termoelectricas de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC) de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Tambien se describen la arquitectura, las funciones que se llevan

  17. Annex. Decommissioning of a large central-station LMFBR power plant: a comparison with the PWR

    The decommissioning of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR) is qualitatively compared with that of a more conventional pressurized water reactor (PWR). The PWR and LMFBR are examined for differences which might impact the total station decommissioning costs, and the primary systems of both reactor types are compared to determine if design differences in their radioactive portions would substantially alter the overall balance of costs evaluated in earlier comparative studies of decommissioning alternatives. Consideration of the ease of disassembly, relative quantities of structural material to be treated, and the special aspects related to the sodium coolant indicated that, for otherwise equivalent circumstances, dismantling operations are of corresponding difficulty, decommissioning costs are comparable, and, if the primary sodium is reused in another reactor and proper credit taken, the sodium coolant does not add to the cost of decommissioning

  18. Commercialization of new energy technologies. Appendix A. Case study 1: central station electric power generation technologies

    The results of a survey on Technologies for Central Power Generation are presented. The central power generation technologies selected for consideration were: fusion; breeder reactors; solar electric (thermal); geothermal; and magnetohydrodynamics. The responses of industry executives who make key investment decisions concerning new energy technologies and who to identify the problems faced in the development and commercialization of new energy systems are presented. Evaluation of these responses led to the following recommendations: increase industry input into the R, D and D planning process; establish and advocate priorities for new technologies based on detailed analysis of a technology's value in terms of overall national goals; create a mechanism for a joint ERDA/industry appraisal of priorities and programs; increase level of federal funding or subsidy of new technology demonstrations; and focus the activities of the national laboratories on basic research and very early product development; and emphasize industry involvement in systems development

  19. Solar cogeneration: Cimarron River station, Central Telephone and Utilities-Western Power

    Harder, J.E.


    The site-specific conceptual design progress is described for a solar central receiver cogeneration facility at a Kansas utility. The process is described which led to the selection of the preferred solar cogeneration facility. The status of the conceptual design is presented. The evaluation of system performance is described. A test program is described that is to determine the magnitude of impact that local environmental factors have on collector system performance and to measure the direct normal insolation at the cogeneration facility site. The system specification is appended. (LEW)

  20. Development of a methodology for the evaluation of energy efficiency of central irrigation pivots; Desenvolvimento de uma metodologia para a avaliacao da eficiencia energetica de pivos centrais de irrigacao

    Lima, Aureo Cezar de [Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica de Petrolina (CEFET-Pet), PE (Brazil); Guimaraes Junior, Sebastiao Camargo; Camacho, Jose Roberto; Salerno, Carlos Henrique [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (NERFAE/UFU), MG (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Eletrica. Nucleo de Eletricidade Rural e Fontes Alternativas de Energia


    It will be presented in this work a methodology for the evaluation of the energy efficiency of irrigation center systems by central pivot. Integrating water efficiency application with the energy associated to the sprinklers, adduction pipeline, pivot arm and pump systems, the proposed indexes make possible to evaluate the energy income of each component of the irrigation system, contributing for the increase of the global efficiency of the irrigated agriculture. (author)

  1. African aerosol and trace-gas emissions from the Central-African Bujumbura station.

    Gielen, Clio; Van Roozendael, Michel; Hendrick, Francois; Pinardi, Gaia; De Smet, Isabelle; Fayt, Caroline; Hermans, Christian; Ndenzako, Eugene; Nzohabonayo, Pierre; Akimana, Rachel


    We present aerosol and trace-gas retrievals from the new Central-African measurement site of Bujumbura, where a new MAX-DOAS instrument and cimel sun photometer have been operational since late 2013. This is the first time that MAX-DOAS measurements are performed in Central Africa, which are critical to resolve the large uncertainties of satellite observations of trace gases and aerosols over this area. The Bujumbura region is a source of strong biogenic compounds and biomass burning products, and invaluable to study the export of African emissions to the Indian ocean. Using the bePRO radiative transfer tool, we retrieve aerosol optical depths (AODs) and vertical extinction profiles for aerosols and trace gases such as NO2 and HCHO. The AOD retrievals are compared to the co-located AERONET sun photometer measurements and further analysed to investigate seasonal and diurnal cycles in the observed variability or to detect biomass-burning events.For the trace gases NO2 and HCHO, the ground-based MAX-DOAS vertical columns and profiles are used for tropospheric trace-gas validation of the GOME-2 and OMI satellites. We further discuss the representativity of the site regarding satelitte comparisons and modelling efforts, given its specific orography.

  2. Proceedings of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Project Research Forum on the Design of Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Arrays for Central Stations


    The Flat Plate Solar Array Project, focuses on advancing technologies relevant to the design and construction of megawatt level central station systems. Photovoltaic modules and arrays for flat plate central station or other large scale electric power production facilities require the establishment of a technical base that resolves design issues and results in practical and cost effective configurations. Design, qualification and maintenance issues related to central station arrays derived from the engineering and operating experiences of early applications and parallel laboratory reserch activities are investigated. Technical issues are examined from the viewpoint of the utility engineer, architect/engineer and laboratory researcher. Topics on optimum source circuit designs, module insulation design for high system voltages, array safety, structural interface design, measurements, and array operation and maintenance are discussed.

  3. Multi-Criteria GIS Methodology Focused on the Location of Optimal Places for Small Hydro Power Via Hydrological and Geostatistic Aplications; Metodologia SIG Multicriterio Enfocada a la Localizacion de Enclaves Optimos para Centrales de Minihidroelectricas mediante Aplicaciones Hidrologicas y Geoestadisticas

    Paz, C. de la


    The main objective of this research is the development of a location methodology for sitting optimization of small hydro power (SHP) centrals. In order of achieve this goal, a Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) methodology implemented through the use of tools in a GIS environment: Spatial Analysis, Geostatistic Analysis, and Hydrology have been developed. This methodology includes two different models based on the same MCE process. The substantial difference of both models is in the input data and the tools applied to estimate the energy resource and the principal factor of the methodology (caudal or accumulated flow). The first model is generated from caudal data obtained in the study area (El Bierzo), and the second one from pluviometric data and Digital Terrain Model (DTM). Both models include viability maps with greater ability areas to locate SHP facilities. As an additional objective, the study allows contrasting the results of the two developed models to evaluate their similarity. (Author)

  4. Proceedings of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Project Research Forum on the design of flat-plate photovoltaic arrays for central stations



    The Flat-Plate Solar Array Project, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, has focused on advancing technologies relevant to the design and construction of megawatt-level central-station systems. Photovoltaic modules and arrays for flat-plate central-station or other large-scale electric power production facilities require the establishment of a technical base that resolves design issues and results in practical and cost-effective configurations. The Central Station Research Forum addressed design, qualification and maintenance issues related to central-station arrays derived from the engineering and operating experiences of early applications and parallel laboratory research activities. Technical issues were examined from the viewpoint of the utility engineer, architect-engineer and laboratory researcher. The forum included presentations on optimum source-circuit designs, module insulation design for high system voltages, array safety, structural interface design, measurements and array operation and maintenance. The Research Forum focused on current capabilities as well as design difficulties requiring additional technological thrusts and/or continued research emphasis. Session topic summaries highlighting major points during group discussions, identifying promising technical approaches or areas of future research, are presented.

  5. Ensino de geometria descritiva: inovando na metodologia

    Kopke Regina Coeli Moraes


    Com base na observação, durante anos de magistério superior, na área de desenho, dos alunos de Engenharia, Matemática, Arquitetura e Artes, quanto às dificuldades encontradas por eles no aprendizado de desenho, em especial da Geometria Descritiva, é que nos propusemos, em 1999, lecionar essa disciplina para os cursos de Arquitetura e Artes, adotando uma metodologia diferente da convencional, para despertar, no aluno, o gosto pela disciplina e o desenvolvimento de uma habilidade pouco trabalha...

  6. Investigation on the environmental radioactivity of the proposed location for Nuclear Power Plant Station in Ujung Watu area, Central Java

    During the period of November 1981 and March 1983, preliminary investigation of the environmental radioactivity at the proposed location of nuclear power station in Ujung Watu area in Central Java has been carried out. The investigated area covers an area within a radius of 5 km of the proposed location. During this period a total of about 319 environmental samples which consist of soils, grasses, drinking and surface waters, several food-item of agricultural and sea product have been collected. Measurement of exposure and absorbed dose level were also carried out at 52 and 27 locations within the investigated area. Measurement of exposure dose was carried out using scintillation probe detector coupled to rate meter and absorbed dose level was measured using TL-dosemeter. The samples were analysed for the gross - α and β radioactivity, the content of H-3, Cs-137 and Sr-90. Results showed that the radiation level of the area has a range of 4 ± 18 mR/h with an average of about 4.6 x 1.4 mR/h. Absorbed dose showed a value within the range of 4.5 - 6.9 x 10-7 Gy/day with an average value of 6.2 ± 1.2 x 10-7 Gy/day. The value area is within the normal range of natural level. Measurement of fall-out indicated that the integral impact of Cs-137 and Sr-90 from fall-out to this area were about 2.6 MBq/km2 and 1.5 MBg/km2 respectively. However, no Cs-137 and Sr-90 were detected in the samples collected during this study. (author). 9 refs

  7. Human Settlements in the South-Central U.S., Viewed at Night from the International Space Station

    Dawson, Melissa; Evans, Cynthia; Stefanov, William; Wilkinson, M. Justin; Willis, Kimberly; Runco, Susan


    A recent innovation of astronauts observing Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) is documenting human footprints by photographing city lights at night time. One of the earliest night-time images from the ISS was the US-Mexico border at El Paso-Ciudad Juarez. The colors, patterns and density of city lights document the differences in the cultural settlement patterns across the border region, as well as within the urban areas themselves. City lights help outline the most populated areas in settlements around the world, and can be used to explore relative population densities, changing patterns of urban/suburban development, transportation networks, spatial relationship to geographic features, and more. The data also provides insight into parameters such as surface roughness for input into local and regional climate modeling and studies of light pollution. The ground resolution of night-time astronaut photography from the ISS is typically an order of magnitude greater than current Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) data, and therefore can serve as a "zoom lens" for selected urban areas. Current handheld digital cameras in use on the ISS, optimized for greater light sensitivity, provide opportunities to obtain new detailed imagery of atmospheric phenomena such as airglow, aurora, and noctilucent clouds in addition to documenting urban patterns. ISS astronauts have taken advantage of increasingly sensitive digital cameras to document the world at night in unprecedented detail. In addition, the capability to obtain time-lapse imagery from fixed cameras has been exploited to produce dynamic videos of both changing surface patterns around the world and atmospheric phenomena. We will profile some spectacular images of human settlements over the South-Central U.S., and contrast with other images from around the world. More data can be viewed at US-Mexico border is obvious by the different

  8. Technical and environmental aspects of combined cycle power stations with integrated gasification (CCGI); Aspectos tecnicos y medioambientales de las centrales de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI)

    Beltran Mora, Hector Alejandro; Urias Romero, Francisco [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    A description is presented of the operation of the Combined Cycle Power Stations with Integrated Gasification (CCGI) where the use of solid fuels (coal, vacuum residues, petroleum coke, and biomass) or liquids is possible in a thermal power station with the efficiency and many of the own environmental benefits of the combined cycles. The gasification process is analyzed, that is a thermo-chemical process by means of which a fuel that is in solid state or liquid becomes to the gaseous state by means of a partial oxidation and the obtained gas of this process is called synthesis gas (syngas, by its abbreviations in English) that is used in Combined Cycle Power Stations as a substitute for the natural gas. Also the other components of this type of power stations are shown, such as the air separating unit, and some of the modifications that are due to make to adapt a gas turbine so that it uses syngas, and the considerations of their integration with the air separating unit to optimize the operation of the plant are detailed. A comparison of efficiency values of power stations CCGI with the conventional carbon-electric and the power stations of combined cycle that use natural gas is also shown. Finally the emissions of pollutants of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x} and CO{sub 2} are analyzed. The possibility of using fuels like petroleum coke and vacuum tower residues that are produced in the Cadereyta refinery is studied for the possible construction of a CCGI power station in Mexico. [Spanish] Se presenta la descripcion del funcionamiento de las centrales ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI) donde es posible el uso de combustibles solidos (carbon, residuos de vacio, coque de petroleo, biomasa) o liquidos en una central termica con la eficiencia y muchos de los beneficios ambientales propios de los ciclos combinados. Se analiza el proceso de gasificacion, que es un proceso termoquimico mediante el cual se convierte un combustible que se encuentra en estado solido o

  9. Ensino de geometria descritiva: inovando na metodologia

    Regina Coeli Moraes Kopke


    Full Text Available Com base na observação, durante anos de magistério superior, na área de desenho, dos alunos de Engenharia, Matemática, Arquitetura e Artes, quanto às dificuldades encontradas por eles no aprendizado de desenho, em especial da Geometria Descritiva, é que nos propusemos, em 1999, lecionar essa disciplina para os cursos de Arquitetura e Artes, adotando uma metodologia diferente da convencional, para despertar, no aluno, o gosto pela disciplina e o desenvolvimento de uma habilidade pouco trabalhada na escola: a visão espacial. Mostrar para os alunos que essa disciplina não é difícil, mas apenas diferente daquilo que estudaram até então, tornou-se nossa meta. A visão espacial é uma habilidade mental localizada no lado direito do cérebro e, assim, quanto mais lúdica for esta aprendizagem, será mais bem assimilada. A proposta é iniciada no sentido de se trabalhar primeiro com sólidos: neles estarão os pontos, retas e planos normalmente abordados na metodologia convencional, nessa ordem. Como conclusão, tem-se que o importante é ressaltar o grande avanço que a Geometria Descritiva traz para quem quer representar graficamente qualquer coisa. Onde há planejamento, projeto e representação gráfica, aí estará a Geometria Descritiva.During many years observing the teaching of design at the Engineering, Mathematics, Architeture and Arts courses, we can note the difficulties of the students to learn it, specially the descriptive geometry. Because of that, we decided to teach this discipline to the Architeture and Arts courses, using a new metodology to make the students motivated to study and to learn, and trying to develop their their spatial vision. We want to show to the students that this discipline is not so difficult as they think, but show them that is only different. The spatial vision is a mental skill found at the right side of the brain and the more soft the learning is, the more it is assimilated by the brain. The

  10. Wascyli Simões dos Anjos: metodologias EMUFRN

    Gouveia, Rodrigo Borges Lima


    Este estudo está voltado para as metodologias utilizadas no ensino da flauta, desenvolvidas pelo professor Wascyli Simões dos Anjos na EMUFRN. Adotou-se como pressuposto ultrapassar a ideia simplesmente metodológica. Desta forma, a metodologia de ensino da flauta transversal, concretizada pelo professor Wascyli, é tratada como um ensino humanista e humanizado, relacionado a uma racionalidade social onde estão envolvidos comportamentos, valores e saberes. Para tanto, buscou-se investigar os as...

  11. 集中型充电站容量规划模型研究%Study on Capacity and Site Planning of Large-scale Centralized Charging Stations

    高赐威; 张亮; 薛飞; 刘红超


    购买电池的初期投资大、电池充电时间长以及分布式随机充电对电网负面影响大是制约电动汽车发展的重要因素.基于里程计费的换电池模式实际上采用了电池租赁模式和慢充技术,而且可以通过建立规模庞大的集中型充电站为电池进行充电,因此为当前电动汽车发展问题具有竞争力的解决方案.但是作为新生事物,集中型充电站规划建设缺乏科学理论指导,从区域各类型电动汽车的电池组充电需求出发,在综合考虑集中型充电站建设初期购置设备费用和运行期间购买电能费用的基础上,建立了集中型充电站最优容量配置模型,数值算例仿真验证了模型的有效性相关分析表明,电池组需求和充电电价设置对集中型充电站的容量规划影响巨大.%The high initial investment of battery, the long charging time, and the negative effect on the power grid due to the electric vehicles' distributed and random charging, are the main factors that limit the development of electric vehicles (EVs). The battery swapping mode actually applies battery leasing model and the slow charging technology, and large-scale centralized charging station can be built to recharge the battery, which has become a competitive way to solve this key problem. As a new-born thing, it is lack of theoretical guidance for the planning and operation of large-scale centralized charging station. Given the regional charging demand and considering the initial investment of equipment and the electric energy cost during the operation period, a capacity planning model for centralized charging station was established. The effectivity of the model was tested by a numerical example. Relative analysis demonstrates that battery demand and charging tariff will have great influence on the capacity planning of the centralized charging station.

  12. Design optimization of the Laguna Verde nuclear power station fuel recharge; Optimacion del diseno de recargas de combustible para la Central Laguna Verde

    Cortes Campos, Carlos Cristobal [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Montes Tadeo, Jose Luis [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ), Salazar (Mexico)


    It is described, in general terms, the procedure that is followed to accomplish the optimization of the recharge design, and an example is shown where this procedure was applied for the analysis of the type BWR reactor of Unit No. 1 of the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station. [Espanol] Se describe en terminos generales el procedimiento que se sigue para realizar la optimacion del diseno de recargas, y se muestra un ejemplo en el que se utilizo dicho procedimiento para el analisis del reactor tipo BWR de la unidad 1, de la Central Laguna Verde (CLV).

  13. Atmospheric Station Kresin u Pacova, Czech Republic - a central European research infrastructure for studying greenhouse gases, aerosols and air quality

    Dvorská, Alice; Fusek, M.; Hanuš, Vlastimil; Hošková, K.; Michálek, J.; Prošek, P.; Schwarz, Jaroslav; Sedlák, Pavel; Váňa, Milan; Veselik, P.; Vodička, Petr; Ždímal, Vladimír; Zíková, Naděžda

    Berlín: European Meteorological Society, 2014. "192-1". [EMS Annual Meeting, 14th & European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM), 10th. 06.10.2014-10.10.2014, Prague] Institutional support: RVO:67179843 ; RVO:67985858 Keywords : atmospheric station Křešín * Czech Republic * greenhouse gases * Aerosol-climate model * air quality Subject RIV: DI - Air Pollution ; Quality; DI - Air Pollution ; Quality (UCHP-M)

  14. Structure of carbon monoxide time variations in the atmospheric thickness over Central Eurasia (Issyk Kul Monitoring Station)

    Aref'ev, V. N.; Kashin, F. V.; Orozaliev, M. D.; Sizov, N. I.; Sinyakov, V. P.; Sorokina, L. I.


    The results of measurements of the CO content in the atmospheric thickness by the method of solar molecular-absorption spectroscopy are presented. Over 87 months of observations, the annual mean CO content decreased by ˜19% at a mean rate of changes equal to -(0.14 ± 0.02) atm cm per year. Maxima and minima of seasonal variations most often fall on February and September, respectively. The mean overall amplitude of changes in the CO content during the annual cycle is about 50% of the mean value. The Fourier analysis revealed variations in the CO composition with periods from 3 to 84 months. A simple statistical model satisfactorily describes time changes in the CO content in the atmospheric thickness. The results of measurements of the CO content in the atmospheric thickness are compared with the data of CO measurements in samples of surface air at stations of the Global Atmospheric Watch.

  15. Analysis of geological aspects and visual impact rising from the realisation of a wind power station in an Italian mountain area (Central Appennines)

    This study evaluates some aspects of the environmental impacts arising from the wind power station in the Central Appennines of Italy, particularly with reference to the geological and geotechnical conditions of the site and the visual impact on the landscape. Starting from a large-scale analysis that takes into account the Appennines orogeny and their geodynamic process, it is possible to define the geological characteristics of the considered area. It is possible to analyse structural and morphological aspects, in this way it is possible to identify the most suitable location of power generators in the area and to optimise the road network. The geo-stratigraphical study aids decisions about foundations, excavations and works of containments. Considerations on earth traspiration and on rill identify the necessity of controlling surface waters, evolutionary phenomena and the soil stability of the considered areas. Particular attention has been given to analyse effects on the landscape. (author)

  16. Characteristics of Aerosol Spectral Optical Depths over Manora Peak, Nainital $-$ A High Altitude Station in the Central Himalayas

    Sagar, R; Dumka, U C; Moorthy, K K; Pant, P


    We present for the first time spectral behaviour of aerosol optical depths (AODs) over Manora Peak, Nainital located at an altitude of ~2 km in the central Himalayas. The observations were carried out using a Multi-Wavelength Solar Radiometer during January to December 2002. The primary features of the study are (i) larger AOD during afternoon periods compared to forenoon, attributable to change in the ray path from comparatively cleaner environment in the forenoon to polluted environment in the afternoon (ii) extremely low AODs during local winter and a remarkable increase to high values in summer (iii) a distinct change in the spectral dependencies of AODs from a relatively steeper spectra during winter to a shallower one in summer representing both transparent (meteorological aerosols) and polluted summer (urban haze aerosols) skies.The mean aerosol extinction law at Nainital during 2002 is best represented by $0.10 \\lambda^{-0.61}$.

  17. Automation system at Kitami centralized control station of Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Ltd.; Hokkaido denryoku (kabu) Kitami shuchu seigyosho jidoka system

    Tsuruma, T.; Tatekoji, T.; Dobashi, K. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan); Nakamura, T.; Manabe, Y. [Meidensha Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper introduces the summary of the automation system at Kitami Centralized Control Station of Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Ltd. The system has been discussed to apply a more excellent function-dispersed system that can amalgamate the latest opening techniques, and comply with the trend of up-scaling and more complication of the power systems. The system is a large-scale power automating system that integrates the power supply operations throughout the district in addition to the centralized monitoring and control of about 50 power plants and substations in the district. Further, the features of the function dispersed system are exhibited at a possible maximum extent, an operation system using automatic information service functions and graphical user interface was adopted, and the facilitation of operations was further improved. The system is a function-dispersed system that adopts the token ring LAN having excellent real-time performance in the process system, uses the Ethernet in the man-machine system, and couples the processors divided into function units organically with each other. The main devices are duplicated to execute the system operation factor and the data continuity at the maximum level. 2 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Modeling of soil water content and soil temperature at selected U.S. and central European stations using SoilClim model

    Hlavinka, P.; Trnka, M.; Balek, J.; Zalud, Z.; Hayes, M.; Svoboda, M.; Eitzinger, J.


    Within the presented study the SoilClim model was tested through various climatic and soil conditions. SoilClim model enables to estimate reference and actual evapotranspiration from defined vegetation cover and consequently the soil water content within two defined layers (named as Moisture control section I and II) could be deduced. The soil temperature in 0.5 m depth is also estimated (on the basis of simple empirical model). Mentioned outputs could be additionally used for identification of soil climate regimes (both Hydric and Thermic) within selected location. The SoilClim works in daily step and needs daily maximum and minimum air temperature, global radiation, precipitation, air humidity and wind speed as input. The brief information about soil layers (field capacity, wilting point, depth) and vegetation cover is necessary. The algorithm for reference evapotranspiration is based on Penman-Monteith method. The main aim of the study was to assess accuracy and suitability of the SoilClim for simulation of soil water content in the two defined layers and temperature in 0.50 m depth. For this purpose the seven stations through central U.S. were selected (by twos from Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas and one from South Dakota). Used measurements were observed from 2004 to 2008. The central European region was represented by Austrian Lysimetric station Gross-Enzersdorf. The data within three different soil profiles and for various crop covers (spring barley, winter wheat, maize and potato) from 1999 to 2004 were used. During introduced reserch SoilClim provided reasonable results of soil moisture for both layers against lysimetric measurements. Agreement between measured and estimated water content (30 days averages) could be described by coefficient of determination (R2) which varied from 0.45 to 0.75. The Mean Bias Error (MBE) for values in daily step was from -12.87 % to 20.66 % and Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) varied from 14.49 % to 34.76 %. The modeling efficiency

  19. 污水源热泵中心能源站设计研究%Design of central energy station with sewage source heat pump

    杨灵艳; 朱清宇; 路宾; 沈亮


    作为区域能源中心,污水源热泵中心能源站的设计特点与小型污水源热泵系统设计不同,设计过程中要从安全性、经济性和节能性进行综合考虑.以一个实际污水源热泵站项目为例,探讨了大型污水源热泵站设计过程中,污水侧低温热源、外网布置、机组配置、用户侧末端设置等值得注意的相关问题,总结了污水源热泵站的设计特点.并将实际项目与传统的电制冷加锅炉供热方式进行比较,其经济性、节能环保效果十分显著.%As a district energy centre, the station is different from a small-scale one in design characteristics, requiring that the safety, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency be comprehensively considered during the designing. Based on a practical project, discusses several noteworthy points including the low temperature heat source in the sewage side, heat/cold supply network arrangement, units configuration, user-side terminal settings, etc., and summarizes the design characteristics of the central station. Compares it with the traditional HVAC systems in the mode of power-driven refrigeration plus boiler heating, showing that it is more advantageous in the effects of economics, environmental protection and energy efficiency.

  20. Adaptation of Korean rice cultivars under PhilRice, Nueva Ecija Central Experiment Station's agro-climatic conditions

    Agro-climatic conditions are very vital for growth and development of rice plants. Rice cultivars that were not bred and developed in the Philippines must be properly screened and tested to identify genotypes that will adapt to its new environment. Nine Korean and 3 Philippine rice cultivars were planted at the Philippine Rice Research Institute Central Experiment Station from 2011 dry season to 2013 wet season. The main objective is to test, identify, and recommend Korean rice cultivars adapted to Philippine conditions. Weather data such as solar duration and radiation, relative humidity, rainfall, and temperature generated from Automatic Weather Station (AWS) were used to study the response of Korean and Philippine cultivars. Other data includes plant height, days to 50% flowering and yield. Results showed that there were differences among the cultivars in plant height which ranged from 2.4-14.9 cm. Variation in days to 50% flowering were also observed. Yield also varied but was greater during dry season compared to wet season. Plant height was affected by relative humidity and rainfall especially during sowing and transplanting. During panicle initiation, relative humidity had greater influence on plant height. Other weather parameters such as temperature, solar radiation and duration had negative correlation with plant height. On the other hand, flowering was delayed due to low solar radiation and high rainfall. High correlation was observed between maturity and relative humidity especially during sowing and transplanting. Yield was correlated with solar duration and radiation. Dasanbyeo, Milyang 23, Hanareumbyeo, Hangangchai 1, and Saegyejinmi were identified most adapted Korean cultivars under Nueva Ecija climatic conditions

  1. Set-up and calibration of an outdoor nozzle-type rainfall simulator for soil erosion studies at the Masse experimental station (central Italy)

    Vergni, Lorenzo; Todisco, Francesca


    This contribution describes the technical characteristics and the preliminary calibration of a rainfall simulator recently installed by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (Perugia University) at the Masse experimental station located 20 km south of Perugia, in the region of Umbria (central Italy). The site includes some USLE plots of different length λ = 11 and 22 m and width w = 2, 4 and 8 m, oriented parallel to a 16 % slope and kept free of vegetation by frequent ploughing. Since 2008, the station enabled to collect data from more than 80 erosive events, that were mainly used to investigate the relationship between rainfall characteristics and soil loss. The relevant soil loss variability that characterizes erosive storm events with similar overall characteristics (duration and/or depth) can be explained by the different rainfall profile of erosive storms and by the different antecedent soil aggregate stability. To analyse in more detail these aspects, recently, the Masse experimental station has been equipped with a semi-portable rainfall simulator placed over two micro-plots of 1x1 m each, having the same topographic and pedologic conditions of the adjacent USLE plots. The rainfall simulator consists of four full-cone spray nozzles for each micro-plot, placed at the angles of a 0.18-m square, centred over the plot at a height of 2.7 m above the ground. The operating pressure is regulated by pressure regulating valves and checked by pressure gauges mounted in correspondence of each nozzle. An electronic control unit regulates the start and stop of the inlet solenoid valves. A range of rainfall intensities can be achieved, by activating different combinations of nozzles (15 different intensities) also during the same simulation trial. The particular design of the plots allows to collect separately the runoff volume deriving from the plots and the water volume fallen outside of the plot. In this way it is possible to derive, by

  2. Aplicació web per implantar la metodologia Scrum

    Serna Royo, Eduardo


    Projecte final de carrera de l'àrea de .NET. Es tracta d'una aplicació web que permet a l'equip de desenvolupament d'una empresa la implementació de la metodologia Scrum. Proyecto final de carrera del área de .NET. Se trata de una aplicación web que permite al equipo de desarrollo de una empresa la implementación de la metodología Scrum.

  3. Subsoil TPH and other petroleum fractions-contamination levels in an oil storage and distribution station in north-central Mexico.

    Iturbe, Rosario; Flores, Carlos; Flores, Rosa Ma; Torres, Luis G


    Many oil industry related sites have become contaminated due to the activities characteristic of this industry, such as oil exploration and production, refining, and petro-chemistry. In Mexico, reported hydrocarbon spills for the year 2000 amounted to 185203, equivalent to 6252 tons (PEMEX, 2000). The first step for the remediation of these polluted sites is to assess the size and intensity of the oil contamination affecting the subsoil and groundwater, followed by a health risk assessment to establish clean up levels. The aim of this work was to characterize the soil and water in a north-central Mexico Oil Storage and Distribution Station (ODSS), in terms of TPHs, gasoline and diesel fractions, BTEX, PAHs, MTBE, and some metals. Besides, measurements of the explosivity index along the ODSS were made and we describe and discuss the risk health assessment analysis performed at the ODSS, as well as the recommendations arising from it. Considering soils with TPH concentrations higher than 2000 mg kg(-1), the contaminated areas corresponding to the railway zone is about 12776.5 m2, to the south of the storage tanks is about 6558 m2, and to the south of the filling tanks is about 783 m2. Total area to be treated is about 20107 m2 (volume of 20107 m3), considering 1m depth. PMID:15963553

  4. Metodologias Ágeis Extreme Programming e Scrum para o Desenvolvimento de Software

    Michel dos Santos Soares


    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta algumas vantagens das metodologias ágeis para desenvolver software em relação às metodologias tradicionais. Em particular são apresentadas as principais características e as práticas das metodologias ágeis Extreme Programming e Scrum. Também são feitas comparações com as metodologias tradicionais, procurando enfatizar que as metodologias ágeis são baseadas em pessoas e não em processos e planejamentos. Finalmente são apresentadas as principais vantagens e desvantagens da Extreme Programming e da Scrum. Também são apresentados alguns resultados empíricos do uso de metodologias ágeis.

  5. 30 years in the Veracruz state coast landscape: Laguna Verde nuclear power station. 1. ed.; 30 anos de paisaje costero veracruzano: Central Nucleoelectrica Laguan Verde

    Guevara, S; Moreno Casasola, P; Castillo Campos, G; Dorantes, C; Gonzalez Garcia, F; Halffter, G; Isunza, E; Lot H, A; Mendoza, R; Paradowska, K; Priego, A; Sanchez Vigil, C; Vazquez, G [Comision Federal de Electricidad and Instituto Nacional de Ecologia A.C. (Mexico)


    36 years ago one of the most important power projects of Mexico was born; the design and construction of the Nuclear power station Laguna Verde. This project became reality thanks to the commitment of a group of Mexican professionals that gave the best of them for its accomplishment. At that time, there was not in Mexico a legislation that contemplated the environmental protection; nevertheless, the Mexican Constitution anticipates that when in the country there is not legislation for the development of a project, this must adopt the legislation of the country that is selling it. In the specific case of Laguna Verde, the legislation of the United States of America was adopted and in the environmental part it had to issue the first Manifest of Environmental impact, that was called Informe Ambiental para la Contruccion de Laguna Verde en el Estado de Veracruz. This study was performed by several national as well as foreign institutions. Among the most outstanding are the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, the Intituto Politecnico Nacional, the Universidad Veracruzana, the Intituto National para la Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos, the Instituto de Ecologia, A.C. With this report, the engineers undertook the task of designing and constructing, the biologists and ecologists to realize the studies to mitigate the effects caused to the environment during the construction and later, during the operation of the Nuclear power station. After 18 years of commercial operation of the power station the present book is completed, in which the results obtained in 1972, when the studies of the environmental report began are compared against the ones obtained throughout this period. It is important to see in the results of the different studies and indicators presented/displayed in this book, that the important changes on the environment are due, to the change of the ground use and the over-exploitation of the natural resources as it happens in almost all the country. The

  6. Large Enhancements of Nitrogen Oxides Over the Central North Atlantic Lower Free Troposphere Resulting From Boreal Wildfires: Observations at the PICO-NARE Station During Summer 2004

    Val Martin, M.; Honrath, R. E.; Owen, R. C.; Kleissl, J.; Fialho, P.; Pfister, G.; Lapina, K.


    Extensive wildfires burned in Alaska and western Canada during the summer of 2004. Boreal wildfires are a large source of trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. However, little is known about the impact of their emissions on the nitrogen oxides and O3 levels over the Northern Hemisphere. During the summer of 2004, measurements of NO_x and NO_y were made at the PICO-NARE station (Azores Islands, Portugal, 2225 m asl), a location 5--15 days downwind from the fires. Measurements in 10 fire plumes between July and September were analyzed in combination with CO and aerosol black carbon observations, backward trajectories, satellite images, and MOZART simulations, in order to study the effect of boreal fire emissions on nitrogen oxides levels over the central North Atlantic lower free troposphere, and their further potential for O3 formation over this region. During the fire-impacted periods, NO_x, NO_y, and CO levels were extremely high for such a remote region, with enhancements up to 110 pptv, 1000 pptv, 150 ppbv above background, respectively. NO_y was significantly correlated to CO, with an average enhancement ratio of approximately 6 pptv/ppbv. The magnitude of the NO_y/CO enhancement ratio is a significant fraction (~20%) of the estimated NO_x/CO emission ratio from boreal forest fires and is only moderately smaller than previous measurements closer to fires, indicating limited NO_y removal during transport to the site. In addition to NO_y, NO_x was typically correlated to CO, with an average enhancement ratio of approximately 1 pptv/ppbv. Since the major component of NO_y in boreal fires plumes is believed to be PAN, this suggests that decomposition of PAN to NO_x is a significant source of NO_x in the fire plumes arriving to this region. These observations indicate that nitrogen oxides emissions from wildfires can be efficiently transported to the lower free troposphere over the central North Atlantic region. Furthermore, high levels of NO_x and NO_y in

  7. Technological tendencies for the improvement of the performance of combined cycle power stations; Tendencias tecnologicas para el mejoramiento del desempeno de centrales de cilco combinado

    Sanchez P, Marino; Garduno R, Raul; Chavez T, Rafael [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    In this article are dealt some the aspects that have turned the combined cycle generating power stations (CCGPS) into the dominant way for the electrical generation in the world. In the first part it is presented the plan of expansion of the national electrical generation and similar information that the U.S.A. has for the CCGPS, which will give an idea of the importance and the impact that has this technology at the moment. The basic characteristics that are necessary to specify in order to satisfy the environmental and operation requirements, and the available technologies to increase the global efficiency of the CCGPS are also exposed. Finally it describes the evolution of the technology of control for CCGPS developed in the Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI), as well as the capacities available to support the electrical sector in this technological discipline. [Spanish] En este articulo se tratan algunos de los aspectos que han convertido a las centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado (CGCC) en el modo dominante para la generacion electrica en el mundo. En la primera parte se presenta el plan de expansion de la generacion electrica nacional e informacion similar que los EE.UU. tienen para las CGCC, lo que dara una idea de la importancia y del impacto que tiene actualmente esta tecnologia. Se exponen tambien las caracteristicas principales que es necesario especificar a fin de satisfacer los requerimientos ambientales y de operacion, y las tecnologias disponibles para incrementar la eficiencia global de las CGCC. Finalmente se describe la evolucion de la tecnologia de control para CGCC desarrollada en la Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI), asi como las capacidades disponibles para apoyar al sector electrico en esta disciplina tecnologica.

  8. Diffuse control of gas turbines in power stations of combined cycle; Contral difuso de turbinas de gas en centrales de ciclo combinado

    Sanchez P, Marino; Garduno R, Raul; De Lara J, Salvadror; Castelo C, Luis [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    In this article the application of the technology of the fuzzy logic to the control of gas turbines is presented in order to evaluate it in one of the most difficult processes and with stricter control requirements that exist in the electrical generation industry. For being important for the generation electrical sector, given their use in Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the first selected prototype was the gas turbines model W501 of Westinghouse, installed in the of combined cycle power stations of Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Gomez Palacio, Durango and Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. The second selected prototype was the one of the turbo gas units type 5001 (that applies to the GE 5001 models and Westinghouse of series 191 and 251). Based on the analysis of the performance of the system of conventional control previously made, the controllers of speed and generation of electrical power were selected to be replaced by diffuse controllers. [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta la aplicacion de la tecnologia de la logica difusa al control de turbinas de gas con el proposito de evaluarla en uno de los procesos mas dificiles y con requerimientos mas estrictos de control que existen en la industria de generacion electrica. Por ser importantes para el sector electrico de generacion, dada su utilizacion en Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), el primer prototipo seleccionado fueron las turbinas de gas modelo W501 de Westinghouse, instaladas en la central de ciclo combinado de Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Gomez Palacio, Durango y Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. El segundo prototipo seleccionado fue el de unidades turbogas tipo 5001 (que aplica a los modelos GE 5001 y Westinghouse de la serie 191 y 251). Basados en el analisis del desempeno del sistema de control convencional realizado previamente, los controladores de velocidad y de generacion de potencia electrica fueron seleccionados para ser sustituidos por controladores difusos.

  9. Objectivant per consens la metodologia dels mapes conceptuals

    Teixidó Navarro, Francesc


    Independent de si ens fixem en el sector del turisme, de les ciències de la salut o de l'energia per posar alguns exemples, qualsevol tipus d'empresa o institució ha d'afrontar el repte de prendre decisions a partir de l'anàlisi de grans volums de dades. En aquest sentit, les eines de suport per a la presa de decisió s'han convertit en un element indispensable. La metodologia dels mapes conceptuals serveix per ajudar a conceptualitzar un pensament abstracte a partir de posar en comú l'opin...

  10. Metodologia de desenvolvimento de novos produtos orientados para o mercado

    Sousa, Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues de


    O desenvolvimento de novos produtos orientados para o mercado/cliente visa, na sua essência, identificar, compreender e analisar quais os ativos num produto que o cliente mais valoriza. Através de metodologias de orientação para o mercado, é possível identificar informação de valor sobre o mercado alvo, e, com base nesta informação, aplicar melhorias nas características e propriedades do novo produto desde o seu desenvolvimento. Tudo isto permitirá desenvolver novos produtos co...

  11. Psicologia Comunitária: teoria e metodologia

    Arendt Ronald J. J.


    Este texto pretende analisar o caminho percorrido pelos psicólogos comunitários desde a emergência da "crise" da Psicologia Social. Naquele momento, a crítica incidia sobre o psicólogo social experimental empírico-analítico, em contraste com o psicólogo comunitário, atento às metodologias qualitativas. Se o primeiro estava convicto do objeto de sua disciplina, o segundo, sensível aos aspectos sociais, históricos, antropológicos e políticos do contexto, não tem clareza quanto a seu objeto de e...

  12. PCDD/F measurement at a high-altitude station in Central Taiwan: evaluation of long-range transport of PCDD/Fs during the Southeast Asia biomass burning event.

    Chi, Kai Hsien; Lin, Chuan-Yao; Yang, Chang-Feng Ou; Wang, Jia-Lin; Lin, Neng-Heui; Sheu, Guey-Rong; Lee, Chung-Te


    Recent biomass burning in Southeast Asia has raised global concerns over its adverse effects on visibility, human health, and global climate. The concentrations of total suspended particles (TSPs) and other vapor-phase pollutants (CO and ozone) were monitored at Lulin, an atmospheric background station in central Taiwan in 2008. To evaluate the long-range transport of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) during the Southeast Asia biomass burning event, the atmospheric polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were also measured at Lulin station. The atmospheric PCDD/F and TSP concentrations measured at Lulin station ranged from 0.71-3.41 fg I-TEQ/m(3) and 5.32-55.6 microg/m(3), respectively, during the regular sampling periods. However, significantly higher concentrations of PCDD/Fs, TSPs, CO, and ozone were measured during the spring season. These high concentrations could be the result of long-range transport of the products of Southeast Asia biomass burning. During the Southeast Asia biomass burning event (March 18-24, 2008), an intensive observation program was also carried out at the same station. The results of this observation program indicated that the atmospheric PCDD/F concentration increased dramatically from 2.33 to 390 fg I-TEQ/m(3) (March 19, 2008). The trace gas (CO) of biomass burning also significantly increased to 232 ppb during the same period, while the particle-bound PCDD/Fs in the TSP increased from 28.7 to 109 pg I-TEQ/g-TSP at Lulin station during the burning event. We conclude that there was a significant increase in the PCDD/F concentration in ambient air at a high-altitude background station in central Taiwan during the Southeast Asia biomass burning event. PMID:20345091

  13. Análisis de ruido en áreas de la central termoeléctrica Habana. // Noise analysis in the Habana thermoelectrial power station areas.

    L. Felipe Sexto


    Full Text Available El trabajo aborda los aspectos más significativos que se derivan de las mediciones de ruido efectuadas en áreas de laCentral Termoeléctrica Habana, en enero del 2000, realizando una caracterización del paisaje sonoro inherente a la sala demáquinas dónde se encuentran en explotación tres grupos de turbogeneradores de 100 MW cada uno. También se ofrecenlos resultados en otras zonas importantes de la planta. Se exponen las emisiones características de algunos equipos bajocondiciones de campo directo y reverberante. Además, se valoran algunos riesgos que afectan al personal expuesto y semencionan acciones necesarias para contrarrestar los efectos de la contaminación sonora. Entre los parámetros empleadospara la evaluación del ruido se hallan el nivel sonoro con ponderación AF, el nivel sonoro continuo equivalente, los valoresmáximo y mínimo, el análisis de frecuencias, el tiempo de exposición y el índice NR (noise rating curves. También, setratan criterios y recomendaciones dadas por ISO, EPA y NIOSH.Palabras claves: Ruido, contaminación, salud, turbogenerador, medición de ruido.___________________________________________________________________AbstractThe work approaches the most significant aspects that are derived from the conducted noise measurements in areas of theThermoelectrial Power station Habana, and a characterization of the inherent sonorous landscape in the engine room wherethree groups of turbogenerators of 100 MW each are in operation. Also the results in other important zones of the plant areoffered. The transmissions characteristic of some equipment under conditions of direct and reverberante field are exposed.In addition, some risks that affect the exposed personnel and actions necessary to resist the effects of the sonorouscontamination are mentioned. Between the parameters used for the noise evaluation are the sonorous level withponderación AF, the equivalent continuous sonorous level, the maximum and


    E. S. Bulat


    Full Text Available During the 2010/11 season nearby the Vostok station the 56th Russian Antarctic Expedition has collected surface snow in a big amount from a 3 m deep pit using 15 220 L vol. containers (about 70 kg snow each. Snow melting and processing by ultra-centrifugation was performed in a clean (class 10 000 and 100 laboratory. Total dust concentrations were not exceeded 37.4 mkg per liter with particle dispersal mode around 2.5 mkm. To analyze the elemental composition of fine dust particles aimed to reveal Antarctic micrometeorites (AMM two electron microscopy devices equipped with different micro-beams were implemented. As a preliminary result, three particles (of 107 analyzed featured by Mg content clearly dominated over Al along with Si and Fe as major elements (a feature of carbonaceous chondrites were observed. By this the Vostok AMM CS11 collection was established. The occurrence of given particles was averaged 2.8% – the factual value obtained for the first time for chondritic type AMM at Vostok which should be considered as the lowest estimate for all other families of AMM. Given the reference profile of total dust content in East Antarctic snow during Holocene (18 mkg/kg the MM deposition in Antarctica was quantified for the first time – 14 tons per day for carbonaceous chondrites for the Vostok AMM CS11 collection and up to 245 tons per day for all MM types for the Concordia AMM DC02 collection. The results obtained allowed to prove that snow cover (ice sheet in total of Central East Antarctica is the best spot (most clean of other natural locations and always below 0 ºC for collecting native MM deposited on the Earth during the last million years and could be useful in deciphering the origin and evolution of solid matter in our Solar System and its effects on Earth-bound biogeochemical and geophysical processes including the life origin. The farther analyses of the Vostok AMMs are in a progress.

  15. Possibilities and limitations of analogue methods for studying the dynamics of nuclear power stations; Possibilites et limitations du calcul analogique pour les etudes dynamiques de centrales nucleaires

    Caillet, C.; Deat, M. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires


    1. Introduction: the present paper is devoted to analog simulation of problems related to nuclear reactors other than the simulation of the kinetic equations which is well known. 2. Thermodynamic problems: various problems relative to temperature evolution in a reactor, in a pipe, in an exchanger, in a turbine, are studied, and simulation techniques used by earlier authors are critically reviewed. 3. Pipe simulators: it is shown that this problem can be solved by the use of specialized simulators which will be described and analysed. 4. Rotating machine simulators: the particular aspect of rotating machine calculations introducing frequent use of diagrams is emphasized. A simulator requiring both digital and analogue methods is described. 5. The study of a nuclear power station: as an example it is proposed to discuss problems a rising in connection with the preceding elements (a, b, c, d) when simulating the behaviour of large nuclear plants. The part played by ordinary computing elements for the simulation of the different servomechanism transfer functions is considered and process of regulation is outlined. 6. Conclusion: the necessity of the use of high quality simulators and computers is underlined and the accuracy of the solutions is discussed. (author)Fren. [French] 1. Cinetique des reacteurs: la simulation des equations cinetiques d'un reacteur nucleaire ne pose desormais plus de probleme. II est donc possible de faire le point des differentes applications de la technique analogique dans ce domaine. 2. Les problemes thermodynamiques: on discute les differents problemes poses par l'evolution des temperatures dans un reacteur, dans une tuyauterie, dans un echangeur, dans une turbine, et on passe en revue les techniques de simulation proposees jusqu'a ce jour. 3s simulateurs de tuyauteries: on montre comment les differents problemes poses ci-dessus peuvent etre resolus, pour une classe tres vaste de reacteurs par l'emploi de simulateurs

  16. Atmospheric pollution from power stations: current situation and prospects with regard to legislation. Contaminacion atmosferica de las centrales termicas: situacion actual y perspectivas legislativas

    Castiella Villacampa, E.; Asuar Alonso, O.


    The monitoring of emissions into the atmosphere from thermal power plants is of vital importance. The recently published Board Directive of 24 November 1988 is therefore one step further towards the protection of the environment. As a consequence, power stations need to make a great effort to adapt. We have also seen that power stations have the technology to quantify their emissions and that they appear to have sufficient time available to reduce them. 5 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  17. The seismic station history of the central exploration institute of geology%中央地质调查所所属地震台站历史变迁



    During the period of the Republic of China,the central exploration institute of geology built three seismic stations one after another in Beijing,Chongqing and Nanjing.The first seismic station was built by Xishan and called Jiufeng Seismic Station in Beiping (now Beijing)in 1930.It is the first seismic station built by Chinese in modern history of China.In 1943 the Beipei Seismic Station was built in Chongqing and then a modern seismic in-strument was designed by Chinese and was called Ling style seismometer.In 1946 China Nanjing Shuijing Seismic Station began its operation.Three seismic stations built by the central exploration institute of geology in different pe-riods respectively mark the beginning of Chinese modern seismology and is of very important value.%民国时期,中央地质调查所在北京、重庆、南京先后建立地震台,三地的地震台有新建、有迁建,而皆一脉相承。1930年在北平(北京)西山创建鹫峰地震台,这是近代中国人自建的第一个地震台;1943年在重庆北碚建成北碚地震台,并研制成功中国人自制的第一台现代地震观测仪器———霓式地震仪;1946年在南京恢复地震台工作,建立中国南京水晶台地震台。中央地质调查所各个时期建立的地震台站所做的开创性工作,在中国近代地震科学发展史上有着举足轻重的作用。

  18. Metodologia Scrum e força de vendas no turismo: Ubiwhere

    Fokina, Alla


    O presente trabalho descreve a aplicação da metodologia Scrum à Força de Vendas direcionada para o mercado de Turismo. A metodologia Scrum é habitualmente usada nas empresas de desenvolvimento de software e pressupõe um conjunto de práticas que agilizam os métodos de criação de projetos, permitindo uma maior adaptabilidade aos fatores externos e imprevisíveis. A versatilidade desta metodologia é demonstrada pela sua aplicação a contextos tão distintos como marketing e vendas. É nesta pe...

  19. Agile Data Mining: uma metodologia ágil para o desenvolvimento de projetos de data mining

    Diogo Rafael Pinto Nogueira


    Nos últimos anos tem havido um enorme crescimento e consolidação do campo de data mining. Alguns esforço têm sido feitos para procurar estabelecer metodologias para o desenvolvimento de projetos nesta área, tal como o CRISP-DM e o SEMMA. Ainda assim o aumento do número e complexidade dos projetos, a volatilidade dos requisitos e as constantes alterações nos mercados, levam a que se encontrem problemas na metodologias atuais de desenvolvimento.O principal problema destas metodologias são os ci...

  20. Aprimorando a Gerência e o Desenvolvimento de Software com Metodologias Ágeis

    Mauricio Andreazza Sganderla; Guilherme Lacerda; Vinicius Gadis Ribeiro; Sidnei Renato Silveira


    Este artigo aborda a melhoria da gerência e construção de software utilizando as metodologias ágeis eXtreme Programming e Scrum. São aplicadas as melhores práticas de ambas as metodologias em uma equipe de desenvolvimento de software, em um ambiente em que não havia nenhum processo bem definido de desenvolvimento de software. A escolha pelo uso das metodologias ágeis foi definida, pois atende ao dinamismo do cenário atual, requisitos voláteis, ambiente mais colaborativo e menos burocrático, t...

  1. Methodology of aging management in structures, systems and components of a nuclear power plant and its application to a pilot program in Laguna Verde; Metodologia de la gestion del envejecimiento en estructuras, sistemas y componentes de una central nuclear y su aplicacion a un programa piloto en Laguna Verde

    Jarvio C, G. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Fernandez S, G. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Centrales Nucleoelectricas, Subgerencia de Ingenieria, Carretera Veracruz-Medellin Km. 7.5, Dos Bocas, 54270 Veracruz (Mexico)], e-mail:


    From its origin the nuclear power plants confront the effects of time and of environment, giving as result the aging of its structures, systems and components. In this document the general process is described for the establishment of Aging Management Program developed by IAEA. Following the program methodology is guaranteed that a nuclear power plant manages the aging effects appropriately and to make decisions for its solution, assuring the characteristic functions of structures, systems and components of same nuclear power plant. On the other hand, the implantation of an aging management program constitutes the base for development of a licence renovation program, like it can be the specific case of the Central Laguna Verde Units 1 and 2. (Author)

  2. For largest space flexibility and largest energy efficiency. Modern room automation enables an open-space solution in the arched structures of the central railway station; Fuer groesste Raumflexibilitaet und hoechste Energieeffizienz. Moderne Raumautomation ermoeglicht Open-Space Loesung in den Buegelbauten des Berliner Hauptbahnhofs

    Ottilinger, Werner [Sauter Deutschland, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)


    A feature of the central railway station in Berlin are the 46 meters high arched structures that span the railway station and accommodate more than 1,500 employees of the Deutsche Bahn AG (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany). A total of 42,000 square meters of office space and a large business and conference center spread on twelve floors. Within the commissioning of this central railway station, this vast area should be designed technically variable in order to hold the time and cost as low as possible for the reconstruction or change of tenants.

  3. Atmospheric station Křešín u Pacova, Czech Republic – a Central European research infrastructure for studying greenhouse gases, aerosols and air quality

    Dvorská, A.; Sedlák, Pavel; Schwarz, J.; Fusek, M.; Hanuš, V.; Vodička, P.; Trusina, J.

    Vol. 12. Göttingen: Copernicus GmbH, 2015, s. 79-83. ISSN 1992-0628. [EMS Annual Meeting /14./ and European Conference on Applied Climatology /10./. Praha (CZ), 06.10.2014-10.10.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : air quality * atmospheric station Křešín * greenhouse gases * Czech Republic * aerosols Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology

  4. Estimation of geological storage capacity of CO{sub 2}: Methodology and implementation to the Duero basin (Central East Area); Estimacion de la Capacidad de Almacenamiento Geologico de CO{sub 2}: Metodologia y Aplicacion a la Cuenca del Duero (Zona Centro-Oriental)

    Hurtado, A.; Eguilior, S.


    This paper presents the methodology for assessment of the storage capacity into a saline aquifer depth and the results of the studies carried out in the central east area of the Duero Basin. The extension of the study area represents about 40% of the basin. This methodology has been conducted under the need of estimate of uncertainty in everything related to behavior of long-term stored CO{sub 2} in geological formations because one of the major challenges associated with this activity is ensuring the retention of stored CO{sub 2} along the period of the required time. The method is based on the implementation of a Geographic Information System as a tool for capture, storage, management and presentation of data in maps, as well as a tool for analysis and modelling through its link to both geostatistical methods and description of CO{sub 2} thermodynamic behaviour in deep geological storage conditions, by using real gases Equations of States, specially the Sterner-Pitzer Cubic Equation of State. All these analyses are accompanied by the error propagation due to the calculations required for the determination of the volume of rock, the vertical accuracy of the topographic layers, as well as other uncertainties associated with the variables required for the characterization of the CO{sub 2} in the storage conditions. The conclusion is that the deep geologic CO{sub 2} storage capacity in the study area is between 1,667 and 11,976 Mt, i.e. between 11 and 81 years of storage capacity with a current spanish CO{sub 2} production of 148 Mt/year. (Author) 40 refs.

  5. Methodology for bioclimatic design; Metodologia para el diseno bioclimatico

    Morillon Galvez, David [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    A methodology for natural air conditioning of buildings is presented; bioclimatic architecture, in order to contribute to the suitable use of components of the building (walls, ceilings, floors, orientations, etc.) that when interacting with the environment takes advantage of it, without deterioration of the same, obtaining energy efficient designs. As well as an analysis of the elements and factors that the architecture must have to be sustainable; an adequate design to the environment, saving and efficient use of energy, the use of alternating energies by means of ecotechnologies and the self-sufficiency. [Spanish] Se presenta una metodologia para la climatizacion natural de edificios; arquitectura bioclimatica, con el objetivo de aportar al uso adecuado de componentes del edificio (muros, techos, pisos, orientaciones, etc.) que al interactuar con el ambiente tome ventaja de el, sin deterioro del mismo, logrando disenos energeticamente eficientes. Asi como un analisis de los elementos y factores que debe tener la arquitectura para ser sustentable; un diseno adecuado al ambiente, ahorro y uso eficiente de la energia, el uso de energias alternas mediante ecotecnologias y la autosuficiencia.


    Simone Karine da Costa Mesquita


    Full Text Available Resumo O estudo objetivou identificar as dificuldades vivenciadas pelos docentes na implementação de metodologias ativas no curso de graduação em enfermagem de uma instituição federal localizada no Rio Grande do Norte. Tratou-se de pesquisa exploratório-descritiva com enfoque qualitativo. As entrevistas semiestruturadas foram aplicadas a vinte sujeitos nos meses de agosto e setembro de 2011 e, posteriormente, analisadas seguindo pressupostos da análise de conteúdo. As principais adversidades elencadas pelos sujeitos da pesquisa foram agrupadas em três categorias de análise: problemas curriculares como empecilho para a aplicação de metodologias ativas de ensino/aprendizagem; resistência do docente em implementar metodologias ativas de ensino/aprendizagem; e dificuldade de compreensão da aplicabilidade das metodologias ativas de ensino/aprendizagem na prática docente. Diante de tais dificuldades, fez-se necessário introduzir novas formas de organizar e produzir o conhecimento, uma vez que a utilização de metodologias ativas poderia favorecer a formação de sujeitos com visão ampliada de saúde, ativos e comprometidos com a transformação da realidade. Compreender a utilização de metodologias ativas é fundamental para atender aos pressupostos do paradigma educacional contemporâneo.

  7. Amtrak Stations

    Department of Homeland Security — Updated database of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Amtrak Station database. This database is a geographic data set containing Amtrak intercity railroad...

  8. Atmospheric station Křešín u Pacova, Czech Republic – a Central European research infrastructure for studying greenhouse gases, aerosols and air quality

    Dvorská, Alice; Sedlák, Pavel; Schwarz, Jaroslav; Fusek, M.; Hanuš, Vlastimil; Vodička, Petr; Trusina, Jan

    Vol. 12. Göttingen: Copernicus GmbH, 2015, s. 79-83. ISSN 1992-0628. [EMS Annual Meeting /14./ and European Conference on Applied Climatology /10./. Praha (CZ), 06.10.2014-10.10.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1415 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 ; RVO:67985858 Keywords : air quality * atmospheric station Křešín * greenhouse gases * Czech Republic * aerosols Subject RIV: DI - Air Pollution ; Quality ; CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry (UCHP-M)

  9. TPH and PAH concentrations in the subsoil of polyduct segments, oil pipeline pumping stations, and right-of-way pipelines from Central Mexico

    Iturbe, Rosario; Castro, Alejandrina; Perez, Guillermina; Flores, Carlos; Torres, Luis G.


    For the year 1996, 366 incidents related with clandestine poaching of oil-products were reported in Mexico, 159 in 1997, and 240 in 1998. For the year 2003 (the most recently reported figure), there were 136 events. Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), very concerned with the environmental agenda, has developed programs oriented to diminish contamination levels in all of its oil facilities. This work was aimed at characterizing zones around polyduct segments, pipelines, pumping stations, and right-of-way pipelines located in the center of Mexico. The TPH contaminated sites were, in decreasing order, polyduct km 39 + 150 > polyduct km 25 + 020 > Zoquital > Tepetitlan > Catalina > Venta Prieta > Ceiba. Most of the sampled points showed the presence of more than one of the 16 PAHs considered by USEPA as priority pollutants. Except point TEPE 2A, where no PAHs were detected, all the sampled points showed values from low to medium concentrations; however, values found at the sites did not exceed the limits according to the Mexican or the American legislation. The place with the largest contaminated area corresponded to the polyduct km 39 + 150, with 130 m2 and 260 m3 to be treated. The least contaminated area was that around the JUAN 4 point at Juandho station, with 20 m2 and 22 m3 of contaminated soil. The total area to be treated is about 230 m2 and 497 m3.

  10. Control of a deareador level of a thermoelectric power station using modern control techniques; Control de nivel de un deareador de una central termoelectrica utilizando tecnicas de control moderno

    Chavez Estrada, Jose Israel


    The present work shows the implementation of the scheme of predictive control IMC (Internal Model Control) in order to control the level of the deareador of a combined cycle thermoelectric power station of (C.C.T.S.). The implementation has the purpose of looking for alternative strategies of control to the classic ones (PID`s) that more efficiently control the variables of interest, in addition to getting into the new control techniques of control. Following the philosophy of predictive control IMC the form to applying this technique is shown, as well as the implementation of this type of controllers. A comparison of predictive control IMC is made with the scheme of conventional control (three control elements PID`s ) used at present to control the level of the deareador in the Combined Cycle Thermoelectric Power stations of Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Mexico and of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. [Espanol] El presente trabajo muestra la implementacion del esquema de control predictivo IMC (Control con Modelo Interno) con el objeto de controlar el nivel del deareador de una Central Termoelectrica de Ciclo Combinado (C.T.C.C.). La implementacion tiene la finalidad de buscar estrategias de control alternas a las clasicas (PID`s) que controlen mas eficientemente la variable de interes, ademas de incursionar en las nuevas tecnicas de control. Siguiendo la filosofia del control predictivo IMC se muestra la forma de aplicar esta tecnica, asi como la implementacion de este tipo de controladores. Se hace una comparacion del control predictivo IMC con el esquema de control convencional (control de tres elementos PID`s) utilizando actualmente para controlar el nivel del deareador en las centrales termoelectricas de ciclo combinado de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y de Gomez Palacio, Durango en Mexico.

  11. Integrated plant safety assessment: systematic evaluation program. Oyster Creek nuclear generating station. GPU Nuclear Corporation and Jersey Central Power and Light Company. Docket No. 50-219

    The Systematic Evaluation Program was initiated in February 1978 by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review the designs of older operating nuclear reactor plants to reconfirm and document their safety. The review provides (1) an assessment of how these plants compare with current licensing safety requirements relating to selected issues, (2) a basis for deciding on how these differences should be resolved in an integrated plant review, and (3) a documented evaluation of plant safety. This report documents the review of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (located in Ocean County, New Jersey), one of ten plants reviewed under Phase II of this program, and indicates how 137 topics selected for review under Phase I of the program were addressed. Equipment and procedural changes have been identified as a result of the review. It is expected that this report will be one of the bases in considering the issuance of a full-term operating license in place of the existing provisional operating license

  12. Mercury in the snow and firn at Summit Station, Central Greenland, and implications for the study of past atmospheric mercury levels

    X. Faïn


    Full Text Available Gaseous Elemental Mercury (Hg° or GEM was investigated at Summit Station, Greenland, in the interstitial air extracted from the perennial snowpack (firn at depths ranging from the surface to 30 m, during summer 2005 and spring 2006. Photolytic production and destruction of Hg° were observed close to the snow surface during summer 2005 and spring 2006, and we observed dark oxidation of GEM up to 270 cm depth in June 2006. Photochemical transformation of gaseous elemental mercury resulted in diel variations in the concentrations of this gas in the near-surface interstitial air, but destruction of Hg° was predominant in June, and production was the main process in July. This seasonal evolution of the chemical mechanisms involving gaseous elemental mercury produces a signal that propagates downward through the firn air, but is unobservably small below 15 m in depth. As a consequence, multi-annual averaged records of GEM concentration should be well preserved in deep firn air at depths below 15 m, and available for the reconstruction of the past atmospheric history of GEM over the last decades.

  13. Aprimorando a Gerência e o Desenvolvimento de Software com Metodologias Ágeis

    Mauricio Andreazza Sganderla


    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda a melhoria da gerência e construção de software utilizando as metodologias ágeis eXtreme Programming e Scrum. São aplicadas as melhores práticas de ambas as metodologias em uma equipe de desenvolvimento de software, em um ambiente em que não havia nenhum processo bem definido de desenvolvimento de software. A escolha pelo uso das metodologias ágeis foi definida, pois atende ao dinamismo do cenário atual, requisitos voláteis, ambiente mais colaborativo e menos burocrático, tendo como objetivo principal o software em funcionamento e que realmente traga retorno ao cliente.

  14. Proposta de implementação de uma metodologia SMED numa metalomecânica

    Neves, Tiago Filipe Amaro


    O presente trabalho é o resultado de um projecto experimental que teve como principal objetivo a redução dos tempos de setup, através da implementação da metodologia Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) em equipamentos de eletroerosão (EDM) por fio e penetração. Para garantir o sucesso da implementação, após uma revisão bibliográfica centrada no tema SMED, estabelece-se uma metodologia, numa lógica de melhoria contínua análoga a um ciclo PDCA. A metodologia estabelecida envolve as seguinte...

  15. Value Stream Mapping metodologia Lean aplicada a uma linha de montagem

    Ventura, Fábio André Mendes Lopes


    O presente projeto vai abordar diversas metodologias Lean. O Value Stream Mapping surge como uma ferramenta Lean fundamental para desencadear estas metodologias onde o foco principal é a identificação e eliminação de desperdícios existentes na indústria e a aplicação de melhorias contínuas nos processos produtivos. O projeto é desenvolvido na Teka Portugal em torno das linhas de montagem de um exaustor onde o seu objetivo, através do Value Stream Mapping, é a otimização d...

  16. Metodologia de eco-design de moda com colagens têxteis

    Broega, A. C.; Anicet, Anne; Bessa, Pedro


    O presente artigo versa sobre a pesquisa realizada ao longo do Mestrado em Design e Marketing de Vestuário na Universidade do Minho, a qual foi realizada sobre as metodologias de design de vestuário de moda contemporânea juntamente com a pesquisa de Doutorado em Design pela Universidade de Aveiro, ambas da mesma autora, cujo tema são as colagens têxteis como foco no design sustentável. Para tal, foi criada uma metodologia de criação de eco-design de moda para produtos que contenham a técnica ...

  17. Desenvolvimento de metodologia e dispositivo para reabilitação física

    Semedo, Sónia Maria Vaz


    Este trabalho tem como principal objectivo o desenvolvimento de instrumentos e metodologias para monitorização do movimento humano com vista a ter aplicações na reabilitação física de traumatizados medulares. Nesta tese é descrita e discutida uma metodologia desenvolvida para analisar o controlo motor da mão e ainda uma estratégia para auxiliar pacientes de lesões medulares na execução de exercícios de controlo da postura do tronco. ABSTRACT: The goal of this work is to develop device...

  18. Metodologia da investigação em cibercultura I: Design da pesquisa

    Andrade, Pedro José de Oliveira


    Linguagem da Ciência e a problematização na área da Cibercultura: O objecto de estudos científico; conceitos e teoria; Conceitos principais; A validade dos conceitos; Metodologia e técnicas sociológicas; Fontes da pesquisa; Agenda da pesquisa; Metodologias Sociológicas clássicas e emergentes; Métodos e técnicas de pesquisa sobre a Cibercultura; Exemplo de um projeto de investigação: a Comunicação Pública da Arte em museus físicos e virtuais.

  19. The centralized monitoring system solution for auxiliary equipment and environmental facilities in the station operation%厂站运行辅助设备及环境设备的集中监测系统解决方案



    With the gradual expansion of power system construction, unattended substation is imperative. The number and type of auxiliary equipment and environmental equipment in station operation are relatively large, so to realize the efficient and centralized monitoring and management of the equipment bears the brunt of difficulties. A new solution of plant station running auxiliary equipment and environmental equipment for centralized monitoring system is designed and proposed based on the relative switch information of automatic control and new sensing technology collect equipment. The system realizes centralized monitoring and management on auxiliary equipment and environment in the station operation by the dispatching terminal, after the communication network of electric power and the internal information network sent back the running state data of auxiliary equipment and environmental equipment in the station operation, which not only greatly improves the quality and efficiency of the equipment operation and maintenance, but also provides a new solution for substation communication network operation and maintenance. It can effectively realize unmanned operation and development of substation.%随着电力系统建设规模日趋壮大,变电站无人化已势在必行。厂站运行辅助设备、环境设备的数量和类型均相对较多,实现设备的高效、集中监控管理便成为了首当其冲的难题。基于自动控制和新型传感技术采集设备的相关开关量信息,设计并提出了一种新型的厂站运行辅助设备及环境设备的集中监测系统解决方案。该方案通过电力通信网和内部信息网络完成厂站运行辅助设备及环境设备运行状态数据的回传,从而实现了地调主站端对厂站运行的辅助设备和环境的集中实时监控和管理,极大地提高了设备运行维护的质量和效率。该研究为今后变电站通信网络的运行和维护提供了一种新的解决

  20. Analysis of the problems of induced draft fans in a carbo-electric power station; Analisis de la problematica de ventiladores de tiro inducido de una central carboelectrica

    Diaz Sanchez, Valentin de Jesus; Vital Flores, Francisco [LAPEM, Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)


    The induced draft fans of the 350 MW units of a Thermo-electric power plant presented problems consisting of the failure of the capacity of gases extraction, together with the presence of cracks in the blades; this condition was observed since the stage of putting into service. Consequently, losses have been originated in the availability in two units, as well as, losses due to the manufacture of new impellers, which also originated that, in some cases, that the measures of the impellers, locally manufactured, differed from the originals, resulting in differences in the unit's efficiency. [Spanish] Los ventiladores tiro inducido de las unidades de 350 MW de una Central Termoelectrica presentaban una problematica consistente en la falla de capacidad de extraccion de gases, aunado a la presencia de fracturas en las aspas de los impulsores, esta condicion se observo desde la etapa de puesta en servicio. En consecuencia se han ocasionado perdidas de disponibilidad en dos unidades, asi como tambien, perdidas debido a la fabricacion de nuevos impulsores, lo que tambien origino que, en algunos casos, las medidas de los impulsores, fabricados localmente, diferian de los originales, dando como resultado diferencias en la eficiencia de las unidades.

  1. Conventional and intelligent generalized supervisory control for combined cycle generating power stations.; Control supervisiorio generalizado convencional e inteligente para centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado

    Martinez M, Miguel A; Sanchez P, Marino [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Gonzalez Rubio S, Jose L [Cento Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico (Cenidet), Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    Under the expectations of expansion of electric power generation in Mexico, this work exposes the development of a conventional and intelligent generalized supervisory control (CSG) for a combined cycle generation power plant. This one allows to obtain the optimal operation of the power plant through the automatic starting of the generating units and to obtain the maximum possible amount of electrical power in automatic and safe form. For the development of the CSG a control loop by temperature was implemented for the gas turbine system and a control loop by strangled pressure for the gas turbine and a control loop by strangled pressure for the steam turbine. The design of these supervisory systems was made with base in the critical limits on the involved variables of the process: blading average temperature, for the gas turbine (GT) and strangled pressure for the steam turbine (ST) [Spanish] Bajo estas expectativas de expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico, este trabajo expone el desarrollo de un control supervisorio generalizado (CSG) para una central generacion de ciclo combinado. Este permite lograr la operacion optima de la planta a traves del arranque automatico de las unidades generadoras y obtener la maxima cantidad posible de potencia electrica en forma automatica y segura. Para el desarrollo del CSG se implanto un lazo de control por temperatura para el sistema de turbina de gas y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de gas y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor. El diseno de estos sistemas supervisorio se realizo con base en los limites criticos de las variables del proceso involucradas: temperatura promedio de empaletado para la turbina de gas (TG) y presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor (TV)

  2. Cycle for fuel elements. Uranium production, programs for nuclear power stations and capital expenditure involved; Cycles de combustibles. Production d'uranium, programme de centrales electriques et effort financier correspondant

    Andriot, J.; Gaussens, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires


    A number of different possible programs for nuclear power stations of various types are presented in this survey. These programs are established in relation to the use of uranium and thorium in amounts similar to those that shall probably be produced in France during the next fifteen years. As it is possible to draw plans for nuclear power stations in which several processes exist simultaneously, an unlimited number of variations being thinkable, this survey is limited to successive analysis of the results obtained by use of only one of each of the following three systems: - system natural uranium-graphite, - system natural uranium-heavy water, -system enriched uranium-pressurised light water. All schemes are considered as assemblages of these three simple systems. The effects of plutonium recycling are also considered for each system. The electric power installed and the capacity of stations situated up-stream and down-stream have been calculated by this method and an attempt has been made to establish the sum to be invested during the fifteen years necessary for the launching of the programs scheduled. A table of timing for the investments groups the results obtained. Considering the fact that French availabilities in capital shall not be unlimited during the coming years, this way of presenting the results seems to be interesting. (author)Fren. [French] L'etude presentee comporte l'examen d'un certain nombre d'hypotheses de programmes de centrales nucleaires de types differents. Ces programmes correspondent a l'utilisation de tonnages d'uranium et de thorium de l'ordre de grandeur de ceux qui seront probablement produits par la France dans les quinze prochaines annees. Comme il est possible de batir un programme de centrales nucleaires, comportant a la fois plusieurs filieres suivant des variantes en nombre infini, on s'est contente d'examiner successivement les resultats ous si on utilisait exclusivement l

  3. Centralized Management of Military Health Strengths in Station Armed Forces%驻地部队卫勤力量集中调度管理模式改革

    李曙光; 欧崇阳; 胡其平


    The author summarized the existing problems of station armed forces in health service person-nel , materials and equipment. Then, a new mode of health strength management was put forward, which included "integrating resources, centralized management and scientific development" , so as to reinforce the comprehensive effects of all level health institutions, serve the preparedness for emergency military region, complete diversified military operations, and satisfied the medical and health demands.%通过归纳目前驻地部队在卫勤人员、物资装备管理等方面存在的问题,对驻地部队“整合资源、集中调度、科学发展”的卫勤力量调度管理新模式进行探讨,以不断增强部队各级卫生机构建设的综合效益,为服务军事斗争准备、完成多样化军事任务、满足官兵医疗卫生需求提供强有力的支援.

  4. Design of Mobile Communication Base Station Centralized Monitoring Unit Based on EDGE%基于EDGE的通信基站环境监控单元的设计

    董裕艺; 陆昕为; 黎春强; 钟文清


    对移动基站环境集中监控系统的历史及现状进行了简要介绍,分析了基于各种传输方式的基站环境监控系统的优缺点,利用增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution,EDGE)对基站动力环境各项参数进行采集及机房各路摄像头进行监控、存储,提出了基于EDGE的基站集中监控单元的设计思路,该设计具有费用低廉、可靠性高和及时性好的优点,有着很好的应用推广前景。%The history and current situation of environmental monitoring unit of mobile base station was introduced. A centralized monitoring unit based on EDGE with low cost, high reliability and real-time performance was presented. It uses enhanced data rate for GSM evolution technology, which can collect and process power and environment parameters in time. This design features low cost, high reliability and good in-time capability. Which presents a broad application prospect.

  5. Robust velocity and load control of a steam turbine in a combined cycle thermoelectric power station; Control robusto de velocidad y carga de una turbina de vapor en una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

    Reyes Archundia, Enrique


    of the computation, the programming languages and the numerical methods allow to develop mathematical models that simulate in an approximate manner the processes to control, as it is the case of the combined cycle thermoelectric power station and in this way making the evaluation of algorithms of modern control possible. In chapter I a functional description of the steam turbine process is given. Since this belongs to a combined cycle thermoelectric power station, it is begun with the description of this power station, later to emphasize the subsystem of the steam turbine and emphasize each one of the elements that comprise this last one. [Espanol] Este trabajo de investigacion esta orientado a disenar, desarrollar y validar un algoritmo de control moderno, que permita la obtencion de mejores desempenos en el control de velocidad de una turbina de vapor perteneciente a una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado, en todo el intervalo de operacion, asi como la obtencion de mejores desempenos en el control de la cantidad de megawatts generados por la misma cuando esta acoplada a un generador electrico, comparando el desempeno con el obtenido mediante el controlador convencional existente. Los cambios en la referencia de velocidad o carga, son a solicitud del operador y se dan siempre en forma de rampa, indicando la rapidez con la que se desea efectuar el cambio de valor en la referencia. Esta es la razon por la cual el objetivo principal del control a disenar es realizar un buen seguimiento a referencias del tipo rampa. En el subsistema de la turbina de vapor existente el inconveniente de que las valvulas que regulan el flujo de vapor hacia la turbina, presentan un acoplamiento con la valvula del bypass que permite derivar el flujo de vapor hacia el condensador principal sin tener que pasar por la turbina. Es por esto que se propone un control multivariable que contemple la interaccion que se presenta entre las valvulas antes mencionadas, partiendo de un diseno

  6. Results in energy saving obtained with the application of speed variator in fossil power stations; Resultados de ahorro de energia obtenidos con la aplicacion de variadores de velocidad en centrales termoelectricas

    Merlos Rueda, Rosa Maria [Programa de Ahorro de Energia del Sector Electrico (PAESE), Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)


    The project of installation of speed variator in fossil power stations (CT's) of Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), as an energy saving measure, is a pilot project that began with the support of the Subdivision de Generacion, and promoted by the Energy Saving Program of the Electric Sector (PAESE), with the putting in operation of an equipment in the condensate pump of the Punta Prieta II C. T. U3. The energy saving observed was substantial, fluctuating between the 19.4% at high loads (at 90% load) and the 71.1% at low loads (at 40% load) of the generating unit. With these results, it was decided to extend the scope of the project with the installation of 6 more equipment for equal number of fossil power stations, located in 4 of the 5 Regions of Generation. The fossil power stations, selected for this stage of the project were: C. T. Felipe Carrillo Puerto U1, C.T. Lerma U4, C.T. Salamanca U1, C.T. Monterrey U6, C.T. Francisco Villa U3 and the C.T. Punta Prieta II-U1. The equipment was in operation during the first quarter of 1998, and the first results indicate an energy savings average per equipment, between 39% and 52%. The recovery of the investment fluctuates between the 48.4% and the 87.6% in less than two years of operation, with which a maximum period of recovery of 3 years is expected. The estimated potential of energy saving, considering the application of these devices in condensate pumps, feedwater pumps (where no speed variator is installed) forced draft fans, induced draft fans and gas recirculation fans, as well as circulation water pumps, of the existing Generating Power stations, ascends to an annual total of 830,000, which represents an approximate 9.4% of the National consumption of self services. [Spanish] El proyecto de instalacion de variadores de velocidad en Centrales Termoelectricas (CT's) de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), como medida de ahorro de energia, es un proyecto piloto que se inicio con el apoyo de la

  7. WVU Hydrogen Fuel Dispensing Station

    Davis, William [West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV (United States)


    The scope of this project was changed during the course of the project. Phase I of the project was to construct a site similar to the site at Central West Virginia Regional Airport in Charleston, WV to show that duplication of the site was a feasible method of conducting hydrogen stations. Phase II of the project was necessitated due to a lack of funding that was planned for the development of the station in Morgantown. The US Department of Energy determined that the station in Charleston would be dismantled and moved to Morgantown and reassembled at the Morgantown site. This necessitated storage of the components of the station for almost a year at the NAFTC Headquarters which caused a number of issues with the equipment that will be discussed in later portions of this report. This report will consist of PHASE I and PHASE II with discussions on each of the tasks scheduled for each phase of the project.

  8. Information system for data management of civil buildings instrumentation in generating power stations; Sistema de informacion para el manejo de datos de la instrumentacion de las obras civiles de las centrales generadoras

    Alvarado, Alonso; Escamilla, Juan Carlos; Alaniz, Felipe de Jesus [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Gonzalez, Francisco; Mena, Enrique [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)


    A relevant task performed by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is the analysis of the structural behavior and safety assessment of the country`s large electric energy generating stations. This task is performed capturing, revising an analyzing the information generated by measuring instruments installed in the power station civil structures. Such activity generates a large amount of data and the collection, analysis and assessment is a long and tiresome process; additionally, the generated information is kept in plain isolated files, that causes sluggishness in the process and delays in the access to the information. This article describes the characteristics of the Information System for Structure Measurements (Sistema de Informacion de Medicion de Estructuras) (SIME), developed by the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) for CFE in order to enhance the opportunity for the information management. SIME captures, arranges, stores and reports the data obtained from the measurements at the works with great efficiency and flexibility. This system is part of another of greater scope with which CFE will ensure an optimum operation condition of its civil buildings. [Espanol] Una tarea relevante que realiza la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) es analizar el comportamiento estructural y evaluar la seguridad de las grandes obras generadoras de energia electrica del pais. Esta tarea la realiza capturando, revisando y analizando la informacion que generan instrumentos de medicion instalados en las estructuras civiles de las centrales. Tal actividad genera gran cantidad de datos y el proceso de recopilacion, analisis y evaluacion es tardado y tedioso; ademas, la informacion que se genera se guarda en archivos planos aislados, lo que ocasiona lentitud en el proceso y retraso en el acceso a la informacion. Este articulo describe las caracteristicas del Sistema de Informacion de Medicion de Estructuras (SIME) desarrollado por el Instituto de Investigaciones

  9. Control rod cluster drop time anomaly Guandong nuclear power station (Daya bay) and Electricite de France nuclear power stations (1450 MWe N4 Series); Anomalie de temps de chute des grappes de controle centrale de guang dong (daya bay) et centrales d`electricite de France (Palier N4-1450 MWE)

    Olivera, J.J.; Naury, S.; Tricot, N.; Tran Dai, P.; Gama, J.M.


    The anomaly of control rod cluster drop time revealed at Guandong Nuclear Power Station in Daya Bay and in the Chooz B1 pilot unit for the N4 series, led to the replacement of the M1 type control rod cluster guide tubes with 1300 MWe PWR type guide tubes, adapted to the geometry of the Guandong reactors and the 1450 MWe reactors of the N4 series. The comparison of the drop times obtained with the 1300 MWe type control rod cluster guide 1300 MWe type control rod cluster guide tubes gave satisfactory results. These met the safety criterion for N4 series control rod cluster drop times (2.15 under hot shutdown conditions). The drop time tests which will be carried out in middle of and at the end of cycle 1 of Chooz B1 should make it possible to finally validate the solution already successfully implemented at Guandong. However, this anomaly has revealed the limits of representativeness of the experimental test loops with regard to the real reactor configuration. In view of this, it has been deemed necessary to ask Electricite de France to pursue its analysis both on the understanding of the phenomena which led to this anomaly and on the limits of the representativeness of the experimental test loops. (authors).

  10. Metodologia jurídica Europeia e Mercosulista: considerações fundamentais

    Augusto Jaeger Junior


    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute a existência de uma metodologia jurídica no Mercosul, um bloco econômico intergovernamental, tendo por base a elogiável experiência supranacional, desenvolvida na União Europeia. Explorado é o fato de acreditar-se ser adequado o Mercosul restringir-se, no presente momento e estágio da integração, ao seu modelo original. Para tanto, em um primeiro momento, observa-se qual é o direito que o Mercosul tem, depois, quais são as características do direito da União Europeia, bem como a existência de uma verdadeira metodologia jurídica europeia, tudo isso com o propósito de ser, ao seu final, proposta a construção de uma metodologia jurídica mercosulista. É necessário admitir que ainda muito dela não existe, mas isso não quer dizer que a europeia possa ou deva ser transferida para o Mercosul.

  11. China Tightens Control over Petrol Stations

    Sun Huiping


    @@ China has recently mounted a nationwide campaign to standardize petrol stations. Based on the reports from China Central Television, all the petrol station that have not been licensed with "Oil Products Retail Permit" issued by the provincial economic and trade commission will be halted for business operation. Such petrol stations will be allowed to resume business if they are in line with the local industrial development plan and obtain the permits after going though all the necessary formalities. The petrol stations that are not in line with the development plan will be closed before August 31,2002.

  12. A new power station with clean combustion of coal residues financed by the Commission wins an international prize. Una nueva central electrica de combustion limpia de residuos de carbon financiada por la Comision gana un premio internacional

    Furfari, S. (Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate General for Energy, Energy Technology Unit)


    Between 1987 and 1989 10,55 million ecus were given by the European Commission's Demonstration Programme for the construction of the Emile Huchet power station using circulating fluidized bed combustion technology. The power station was constructed jointly by Charbonnages de France, COREAL, Stein Industrie and Lurgi. An important feature was its ability to burn coal preparation wastes cleanly. Despite burning poor quality fuel its emissions are well below the maximum standards. Other stations of this type are now planned in France.

  13. Metodologia para estudo do volume e densidade absoluta da placenta humana de termo

    Del Nero Ulisses


    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar duas metodologias para o cálculo do volume placentário em gestações normais de termo: a do princípio de Arquimedes e a do volume do cilindro, para estimar a densidade absoluta da placenta. Definir a metodologia mais adequada para o cálculo do volume e densidade placentários, que se relacione com o peso e classificação do recém-nascido. MÉTODOS: foram estudadas 50 placentas provenientes de gestações de termo sem complicações e calculados o volume e a densidade absoluta placentários: a pelo princípio de Arquimedes e b na suposição de que a placenta seria uma secção de cilindro com duas alturas diferentes do bolo placentário: com a altura média e com a altura da média aritmética do centro e extremidades. As densidades absolutas placentárias foram calculadas pelo quociente entre o peso ao ar da placenta e os diferentes volumes. RESULTADOS: a maioria das gestantes eram multíparas, idade média de 25,4 anos, volume placentário médio entre 547,8 e 610 cmsuperscript three e densidade média entre 0,94 e 1,14 g/cmsuperscript three, dependendo da metodologia empregada. CONCLUSÕES: a metodologia mais adequada para estimar o volume placentário no termo foi a do princípio de Arquimedes, pela melhor correlação com o peso dos recém-nascidos, o índice placentário e a classificação do peso dos recém-nascidos em relação à idade gestacional.

  14. Considerações sobre duas metodologias de análise de estabilidade e adaptabilidade

    Murakami Devanir Mitsuyuki; Cardoso Antônio Américo; Cruz Cosme Damião; Bizão Nair


    Foram avaliados 31 Híbridos comerciais de milhos na região sul do Estado de Mato Grosso, sendo 16 em safra normal 96/97 e 15 em safrinha/97, possibilitando análises de estabilidade e adaptabilidade para cada época. Cada experimento foi instalado no delineamento em blocos ao acaso com três repetições. Foram empregadas as metodologias de EBERHART & RUSSELL (1966) (univariada),LIN & BINNS (1988) (univariada) e modificações realizadas por CARNEIRO (1998) (univariada e multivariada). Constataram-s...

  15. Metodologia para validar IPS’s de código-fonte aberto

    Trentin, Marco Antônio S; Linden, Gustavo S; Zandoná, Tomás Damo


    O presente trabalho tem por objetivo descrever uma metodologia para realizar testes com ferramentas IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems). Essas ferramentas são mecanismos que são implementados como gateways (in-line) em uma rede de computadores para receber, analisar e encaminhar o tráfego para o seu destino. A análise é feita através da procura por pacotes que contenham assinaturas de ataques aos computadores da rede. Como se trata de uma nova tecnologia é necessário determinar métricas para a...

  16. O ensino de metodologia da assistência de enfermagem no Paraná

    TelmaElisa Carraro; Denise Faucz Kletemberg; Luciana Maria Gonçalves


    Trata-se de pesquisa exploratória realizada com os docentes do curso de Enfermagem em Instituições de Ensino Superior no Estado do Paraná. Teve como objetivos investigar o processo de ensino da Metodologia da Assistência de Enfermagem, fomentando e levantando possibilidades de intercâmbio entre os docentes por meio de um Fórum de Debates. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionário semi-estruturado enviado via correio, fax e correio eletrônico. A amostra constitui-se de 17 instrumentos ...


    Simone Karine da Costa Mesquita; Rejane Millions Viana Meneses; Déborah Karollyne Ribeiro Ramos


    Resumo O estudo objetivou identificar as dificuldades vivenciadas pelos docentes na implementação de metodologias ativas no curso de graduação em enfermagem de uma instituição federal localizada no Rio Grande do Norte. Tratou-se de pesquisa exploratório-descritiva com enfoque qualitativo. As entrevistas semiestruturadas foram aplicadas a vinte sujeitos nos meses de agosto e setembro de 2011 e, posteriormente, analisadas seguindo pressupostos da análise de conteúdo. As principais adversidades ...

  18. Gestão da sustentabilidade nas organizações: uma nova metodologia

    Amaral, Luís Pedro Gomes do


    O presente trabalho pretende auxiliar o processo de consolidação do conceito de sustentabilidade no seio das organizações. Partindo de ferramentas de gestão e avaliação já existentes, esta tese sugere a sua integração numa única metodologia, ultrapassando desse modo as limitações e potenciando as suas capacidades enquanto ferramentas isoladas. O modelo proposto para o Sistema de Gestão da Sustentabilidade (SGS) integra assim: o conceito de melhoria contínua característico dos sistemas de gest...

  19. Utilização da metodologia 6 Sigma num processo industrial

    Dias, Paulo Alexandre Bastos


    Num universo empresarial cada vez mais exigente e competitivo, a melhoria contínua de processos internos é hoje uma necessidade fundamental em qualquer ramo empresarial. O presente relatório de projecto propõe um sistema de melhoria contínua para um processo de limpeza, segundo uma abordagem Seis Sigma. O Seis Sigma é uma metodologia estruturada com o objectivo de melhorar a qualidade de um processo, produto ou serviço. É também sinónimo de sucesso em grandes corporações mundiais propor...

  20. Metodologia Seis Sigma: Implementação e Impacto nas PMEs Portuguesas

    Leite, David Pereira Dias


    A metodologia Seis Sigma é uma abordagem de gestão, orientada para a melhoria dos produtos, processos e serviços de uma organização, com o objetivo de reduzir continuamente defeitos e obter benefícios financeiros quantificáveis (Anand, 2006; Goh et al. 2003; Linderman et al. 2006). Existem definições de Seis Sigma mais focadas nas suas métricas, enquanto que outras mais focadas em questões metodológicas. A definição de Seis Sigma como Abordagem de Gestão abrange as restantes, pelo que será a ...

  1. EMT Central Offices

    Campo Baeza, Alberto


    The brief was the construction of the Central Headquarters of the Municipal Transportation Company of Madrid (EMT) on a site edged by the train lines, near the Atocha train station. = Se trataba de la construcción de la sede central de la empresa EMT de Madrid, en un solar junto a las vías del tren cerca de la estación de Atocha.

  2. Shippingport station communications program

    At the Shippingport Station Decommissioning Project, the central idea of the communications program that was developed for use was purposely designed to be as uncomplicated as possible. The central theme, that was developed and communicated, is that all nuclear plants will someday need to be retired and also decommissioned. The Shippingport Plant, originally constructed as a demonstration nuclear power plant, was now being decommissioned as a demonstration to the world-wide nuclear industry that this evolution can be done in a safe and cost-effective manner. Furthermore, the technology currently exists to complete this process. The new phase of the communications program was initiated even before the responsibility for the plant was transferred from Duquesne Light to GE. With such a change forthcoming, it was necessary to inform local officials of these plans, and the reasons for them. Equally important was the need to inform a variety of agencies and offices in the three-state area of the changes, and the continuing need to involve them in the Site Emergency Plan. This document was also revised in recognition of changing site conditions, as well as the changes in responsibility. 1 ref

  3. Metodologia ABC: implantação numa microempresa ABC methodology: implementation on a micro firm

    Orlando Duran


    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata a implantação da metodologia de custos baseados em atividades numa microempresa do ramo metalúrgico. A proposta pretende demonstrar a viabilidade de aplicar esta técnica em empresas sem importar seu tamanho, só realizando algumas adaptações que garantam baixo investimento e curto espaço de tempo para obter os resultados. Na parte final do trabalho se realiza uma análise dos resultados obtidos verificando-se o potencial da informação gerada pela metodologia e seu uso como ferramenta de gestão.This paper presents an implementation of the activity based costing (ABC methodology in a small firm. The approach presented is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of applying the ABC methodology at any sized firm, only through few adaptations for ensuring low investments fees and speed in obtaining results and information from the system. Discussion about the results obtained during the implementation case are presented and the potential of using the information generated from the system as a managing tool is commented.

  4. Modos de produccion cientifica: Culturas y metodologias de investigacion en la Universidad de Cadiz

    Gonzalez Ramos, Ana M.


    Este trabajo de investigacion supone un modelo teorico de caracter aplicado, que proporciona la oportunidad de evaluar la produccion cientifica de los investigadores. Se encuadra dentro de la tradiccion de la estadistica aplicada y la sociologia del conocimiento. Atiende especialmente a dos conjuntos de temas de interes, por una parte, las caracteristicas principales que determinan el nivel y tipo de produccion academica producida por las unidades de investigacion y por los propios investigadores; por otra, la utilizacion que se hace de los metodos y tecnicas de investigacion puesto que de ello tambien depende el modo de produccion cientifica. Los puntos novedosos de esta tesis son: la medicion cuantitativa del objeto de estudio, la suma de los productos y las condiciones externas a la produccion del conocimiento mas otros elementos internos como las caracteristicas de los investigadores y la metodologia utilizada para desarrollar sus trabajos; y, finalmente, el uso de las nuevas tecnologias. El aprovechamiento de los recursos estadisticos y las fuentes de informacion secundarias se complementan con el diseno propio de una encuesta donde se implementa las caracteristicas descritas en un capitulo anterior sobre los metodos cientificos mas idoneos descritos en los principales manuales y articulos cientificos desde distintas disciplinas de conocimiento. Dicha encuesta ha sido desarrollada como un programa propio y en base a los mas innovadores usos de la tecnologia en la metodologia de encuestas.

  5. MAPS-15504 - Uma metodologia automatizada para avaliação de processo de software

    Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes


    Full Text Available Devido às crescentes exigências por qualidade, a comunidade de engenharia de software tem produzido diversas normas e apresentado diversas abordagens sobre a qualidade dos produtos e processos de software. Grande parte dessas normas são aplicadas ao processo de software, dentre os quais se destacam pela larga utilização a ISO 9000-3, a ISO 12207, o CMM e o ISO/IEC TR 15504 (resultado dos trabalhos do projeto SPICE. Outro resultado das pesquisas da comunidade de engenharia de software são os ambientes de engenharia de software centrados em processo (PSEE, os quais visam à automação do processo de software. Este artigo apresenta MAPS-15504, uma metodologia automatizada para avaliação da qualidade do processo de software baseada no ISO/IEC TR 15504. A metodologia de avaliação de processo de software foi aplicada a um estudo de caso e implementada no ambiente do ExPSEE, um ambiente experimental desenvolvido no Departamento de Informática (DIN da Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM


    Pelayo Munhoz Olea


    Full Text Available Este estudo investiga a alteração no método de ensino da disciplina de Metodologia da Pesquisa da primeira para a segunda turma do Mestrado em Administração da Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS. A pesquisa se baseou em um estudo exploratório, sendo realizadas entrevistas semidirigidas com o professor da disciplina, com cinco alunos da primeira turma (22% do total e cinco da segunda turma (também 22%. As entrevistas revelaram vantagens/desvantagens de cada método, resultados de aprendizagem e percepções sobre a importância da disciplina. Através da comparação entre os dois momentos da disciplina, concluiu-se que houve evolução no método de ensino e descreveram-se estratégias consideradas facilitadoras para a aprendizagem. Percebeu-se ainda que é fundamental refletir sobre as formas de ensinar Metodologia da Pesquisa e valorizar a interação em sala de aula, devido à importância da disciplina para a atuação do aluno-pesquisador na seqüência do curso e em uma possível carreira acadêmica.

  7. Tratamento de água para abastecimento humano: contribuições da metodologia Seis Sigma

    Paulo Henrique Mazieiro Pohlmann


    Full Text Available RESUMOA metodologia Seis Sigma é uma estratégia de negócio baseada na tomada de decisão objetiva, considerando dados significativos e reais para a criação de metas viáveis, analisando a causa dos defeitos e sugerindo formas de eliminar a lacuna existente entre o desempenho de um processo e o desejado. Pela verificação da importância da integração entre o saneamento ambiental e a gestão de operações, buscou-se, por meio de uma simulação, realizar uma análise dos processos envolvidos no tratamento convencional de água sob a óptica da metodologia Seis Sigma. Considerando uma produção de 2,58 milhões de m3.mês-1e um Nível Sigma 3,0, o volume não conforme seria de 173,1 mil de m3.mês-1. Se o Nível Seis Sigma de excelência fosse atingido, o volume não conforme seria de apenas 7,75 m3.mês-1.

  8. Metodologia design thinking no projeto de software para mobilidade urbana: relato de aplicação


    Introdução: Apresenta um relato da condução de um estudo onde se aplicou a metodologia Design Thinking no contexto do projeto de uma solução de software ao contexto de mobilidade urbana. Método: Dentre as técnicas sugeridas pela metodologia Design Thinking, este trabalho utilizou entrevistas, surveys, brainstorming e prototipação. O foco do estudo foram os transportes públicos e os processos intrínsecos a esse contexto. Resultados: Tem-se um projeto de solução aderente aos problemas identific...

  9. Leveled cost of the generation in a power station of combined cycle with integrated gas producer (CCGI); Costo nivelado de la generacion en una central de ciclo combinado con gasificador integrado (CCGI)

    Hiriart Le Bert, Gerardo [Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), (Mexico); Beltran Mora, Hector [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    A brief description of a combined cycle power station that uses synthesis gas, better known as CCGI, is presented. The costs of the initial investment of several plants of this type, that have been described in literature, are analyzed and the predictions that different experts do on the costs that are expected in the near future are reviewed. Also the maintenance expenses that would be expected during the normal operation and the main maintenance are examined. The availability factors that reasonably must be considered based on the recent experiences are analyzed. Afterwards the sense which that the plant factor has in one of natural gas and one of synthesis, where generally are used as base plant. The costs of the different fuels that can be used in a CCGI are examined. Finally the leveled cost of the energy for both cases is calculated and the sensitivity of both to the cost of the respective fuels is examined. The result is presented in graphical form to show in a first attempt, the circumstances under which one or another technology could be preferable. It is made clear that the data used in this brief study are the best reasoned estimation and in no way they must be considered as definitive, in special in those of investment and maintenance of the CCGI where the operation history is still short. [Spanish] Se presenta una breve descripcion de una Central de Ciclo Combinado que utiliza Gas de Sintesis o mejor conocidas como CCGI. Se analizan los costos de la inversion inicial de varias plantas de este tipo que han sido descritas en la literatura y se resenan las predicciones que hacen diferentes expertos sobre los costos que se esperan para el futuro cercano. Tambien se examinan los gastos de mantenimiento que se esperarian durante la operacion normal y durante los mantenimientos mayores. Se analizan los factores de disponibilidad que razonablemente deben considerarse, basados en las experiencias recientes. Luego se discute el sentido que tiene el factor de

  10. Risk of fire and dust explosions analysis in thermal Power station of ''As Pontes''; Analisis del Riesgo de fuego y Explosion en la Central Termica As Pontes



    Among the numerous difficulties come up in the industrial processes that operate with coal, the handling of combustible solids constitutes a priority objective because of the potential risk of fire and dust explosions that implies. The aim of this project was to determine the coal usage conditions that assure total safety in its manipulation avoiding every risks at the Thermal Power Station. Several variables had to be considered starting with the basis concept of coal, which ranges very different types, compositions and origins and studying the coal handling and operation condition on different areas in the Thermal Power Station. (Author)

  11. Reconstruction of Jinghua abandoned railway station

    Yang, Guang; 楊光


    Old Jinghua railway station is one well-preserved part of Hangjiang Line. It needs to be preserved for the following reasons. Firstly is the history factor that it is the first railway station that designed and built by Chinese in south of china. What is more, Jinghua railway station make great contribution during the anti Japanese war. Secondly, the location of this site is very unique. It is located in the central of Jinghua city and near the connection point of Wu river, wuyi river and Yiw...

  12. Diferentes metodologias aplicadas ao ensino de astronomia no Ensino Médio

    Albrecht, E.; Voelzke, M. R.


    O presente trabalho de intervenção foi realizado junto à Escola Estadual Colònia dos Pescadores na cidade de Caraguatatuba, com très turmas do terceiro ano do Ensino Médio, envolvendo 119 alunos com idades entre 16 e 19 anos. A fase inicial foi composta de um questionário de vinte questíes dissertativas e objetivas, aplicado pelo professor titular da sala, que era o mesmo nas très turmas, para diagnosticar nos educandos os conceitos prévios sobre Astronomia e, partindo destes realizar um trabalho de intervenção nas classes envolvidas utilizando, em cada uma, metodologias diferentes: (A) sob forma de seminários, elaborados e apresentados pelos educandos, no qual o educador faz apenas as intervençíes necessárias; (B) de forma tradicional, com auxílio de multimídias para desenvolvimento das aulas e a terceira (C) tradicional, fazendo uso exclusivo de lousa e giz. Ao final do trabalho os alunos responderam novamente o questionário inicial para diagnosticar dentre as très metodologias utilizadas qual apresentou melhores aplicaçíes, os resultados iniciais foram comparados com os finais. Quando questionados a respeito do significado de Astronomia observou-se inicialmente que os acertos na turma A foram de 100%, turma B: 64%, turma C: 84%, após a intervenção os acertos foram: 100%, 97% e 85% respectivamente, demonstrando que houve um avanço significativo na turma B, a turma A manteve seu índice e a turma C evoluiu, porém não tanto quanto a B. Quando interrogados sobre quantos planetas vocè acha que existem em nosso Sistema Solar? os acertos foram: turma A: 39%, turma B: 48% e turma C: 46%, após o desenvolvimento do trabalho os acertos foram 94%, 97% e 90% respectivamente. Dentro das respostas obtidas observa-se que a metodologia tradicional com o auxílio de multimeios, aplicada na turma B, demonstrou melhores resultados, sendo a mais significativa. Outra conclusão muito importante é que apesar de o tema Astronomia ser amplamente

  13. Metodologias para o desenvolvimento de sistemas especialistas para planejamento em construção

    Carlos Torres Formoso


    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos um número relativamente grande de sistemas especialistas têm sido produzidos, tanto pela indústria quanto em centros de pesquisa. Algumas destas aplicações têm sido empregadas para resolver problemas práticos, mas a maior parte delas não foi além do estágio de protótipo. Estes sistemas são normalmente desenvolvidos através de um processo relativamente informal e empírico, o qual envolve a implementação de um protótipo simplificado já nos estágios iniciais de aquisição do conhecimento. Esta abordagem tem sido bastante criticada pelas dificuldades de re-implementaçâo do conhecimento. Mais recentemente, algumas metodologias formais para a produção de sistemas especialistas têm sido propostas. Embora tais metodologias prescrevam diversas recomendações úteis, que podem ser seguidas em inúmeros casos práticos, nenhuma delas provou ainda ser aplicável de forma integral em uma ampla gama de situações. A primeira parte deste artigo consiste em uma rápida revisão das principais metodologias propostas. A segunda parte descreve o procedimento adotado durante o desenvolvimento de um sistema especialista para o planejamento de conjuntos habitacionais, denominado House Planner.Several knowledege based systems have been produced in the last decade, both in the industry and in research institutes. Some of these applications have been used in practical situations, but most of them have not been developed beyond the prototype stage. Such systems are usually desingned through an informal and empiric process which involves the implementation of a simple prototype of the system in the early phases of knowledge acquisition. This approach has beem widely criticized because it can make both the re-implementation and updating of knowledege bases cubersome, and seriously distort the way knowledge is represented. For this reason, a number of more formal methodologies for developing knowledge based systems have been

  14. Metodologia para implementação de telecontrole em subestações de energia elétrica

    Grandi, Gilberto; Gauthier, Fernando Álvaro Ostuni


    Este trabalho propõe uma metodologia para especificação de telecontrole em subestações de energia elétrica. O telecontrole permitirá controlar e operar uma subestação à distância, fazendo uso dos conceitos do teletrabalho e das organizações virtuais

  15. Metodologia para aferimento de potencialidade turística: um estudo de caso

    Joélcio Gonçalves Soares


    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como intuito apresentar o estudo que foi desenvolvido no município de Rio Azul – PR, o qual teve por objetivo avaliar seu potencial turístico, por meio da aplicação da matriz de avaliação do potencial turístico de localidades receptoras de Almeida (2006. A pesquisa se deu em duas etapas, com metodologias diferentes. Na primeira ocorreram as pesquisas de gabinete, com a busca de bibliografia pertinente, para dar embasamento à pesquisa; a segunda foi em campo, onde ocorreu a aplicação dos formulários de avaliação propostos pela matriz de avaliação. Os resultados alcançados apontam a comunidade com potencialidade turística baixa, tendo em vista as deficiências apresentadas, que refletem a atividade turística incipiente.

  16. Tratamento de água para abastecimento humano: contribuições da metodologia Seis Sigma

    Paulo Henrique Mazieiro Pohlmann; Amanda Alcaide Francisco; Marco Antônio Ferreira; Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour


    RESUMOA metodologia Seis Sigma é uma estratégia de negócio baseada na tomada de decisão objetiva, considerando dados significativos e reais para a criação de metas viáveis, analisando a causa dos defeitos e sugerindo formas de eliminar a lacuna existente entre o desempenho de um processo e o desejado. Pela verificação da importância da integração entre o saneamento ambiental e a gestão de operações, buscou-se, por meio de uma simulação, realizar uma análise dos processos envolvidos no tratame...

  17. Fire Stations - 2007

    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — Fire Station Locations in Kansas Any location where fire fighters are stationed at or based out of, or where equipment that such personnel use in carrying out their...

  18. Streamflow Gaging Stations

    Department of Homeland Security — This map layer shows selected streamflow gaging stations of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in 2013. Gaging stations, or gages, measure...

  19. Fire Stations - 2009

    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — Fire Stations in Kansas Any location where fire fighters are stationed or based out of, or where equipment that such personnel use in carrying out their jobs is...

  20. Hammond Bay Biological Station

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Hammond Bay Biological Station (HBBS), located near Millersburg, Michigan, is a field station of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC). HBBS was established by...

  1. Weather Radar Stations

    Department of Homeland Security — These data represent Next-Generation Radar (NEXRAD) and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) weather radar stations within the US. The NEXRAD radar stations are...

  2. Water Level Station History

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Images contain station history information for 175 stations in the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). The NWLON is a network of long-term,...

  3. Reference Climatological Stations

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Reference Climatological Stations (RCS) network represents the first effort by NOAA to create and maintain a nationwide network of stations located only in...

  4. Resumos e Seminários como metodologias de ensino e aprendizagem: um relato de experiência

    Carla Façanha Brito


    Full Text Available Este artigo expõe o relato de uma experiência pedagógica interdisciplinar realizada no Curso de Biblioteconomia da Universidade Federal do Ceará com o objetivo de apresentar e discutir as possibilidades da utilização das metodologias de resumo e de seminário e suas influências concernentes ao processo de ensino e aprendizagem dos alunos desse curso. Para tanto, avaliou-se como vinham sendo adotadas as respectivas metodologias pelos alunos e também o modo como os professores as avaliavam, observando ainda a maneira como se efetivam as relações em sala de aula no que diz respeito às citadas metodologias. A concretização das vivências deu-se por meio do estudo da literatura correspondente às metodologias mencionadas, identificando os possíveis ruídos existente na aplicação e no uso dessas ferramentas. No momento seguinte, organizaram-se dois seminários com a finalidade de explicar, mais detalhadamente, em que consiste o exercício de se fazer resumos e de que modo os seminários devem ser apresentados. Os resultados dessas vivências de iniciação à docência demonstraram que as ações colocadas em prática pelas monitoras contribuiu decisivamente para a compreensão e o entendimento das metodologias de ensino e aprendizagem na perspectiva dos temas tratados, possibilitando trocas de experiências ímpares com os professores, o envolvimento com o cotidiano da atividade de ensino, e o despertar para o fazer acadêmico em particular.

  5. 室外集中直流远供系统在街道站的应用探讨%Discussion on the Application of Outdoor Centralized DC Remote System in the Street Station



    There are many disadvantages in the traditional power supply solution for street stations,no matter in terms of outdoor small-48 V switching mode power supply or 220 V.These disadvantages will brought great pressure to mainte-nance in the later period.This paper proposed a new back-up solution of power protection for street stations:to use out-door 280 V high-voltage DC remote as the back-up power for street stations.%传统的街道站供电方案不论是室外小型-48 V开关电源还是220 V电源供电,都存在许多的弊端,给后期维护带来很大的压力。文中提出一种新的街道站后备电源保障方案,即采用室外280 V高压直流远供给街道站提供后备电源保障。

  6. Statistical analysis of the wind around a nuclear power plant; Analisis estadistico del viento alrededor de una central nucleoelectrica

    Tejeda, A; Alvarez, Oscar; Contreras, A. D.; Jauregui, E. [Universidad Veracruzana, (Mexico)


    In order to show an appropriate methodology for the climatic analysis of the wind, some of the recent results in the investigation of the field flow around the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station, at Veracruz State (Mexico,) through the angular correlation coefficients and contingency tables among the registered wind directions by a meteorological tower at the levels of 10 and 60 meters high are presented. Finally, by applying an objective analysis of the data some conclusions are obtained in connection with the local winds with the mesoscale systems. [Espanol] Con el objeto de mostrar una metodologia apropiada en el analisis climatico del viento, se presentan algunos resultados recientes en la investigacion del campo de flujo en los alrededores de la central nucleoelectrica de Laguna Verde, Veracruz (Mexico), a traves de los coeficientes de correlacion angulares y de tablas de contingencia entre las direcciones del viento registradas por una torre meteorologica en los niveles de 10 y 60 metros de altura. Finalmente, aplicando analisis objetivo de los datos, se obtienen algunas conclusiones sobre la conexion de los vientos locales con los sistemas de mesoescala.

  7. Metodologia de Shigeo Shingo (SMED): análise crítica e estudo de caso Shingo ´s methodology (SMED): critical evaluation and case study

    Miguel Sugai; Richard Ian McIntosh; Olívio Novaski


    A metodologia de Shigeo Shingo (SMED - single minute exchange of die) foi publicada pela primeira vez no Ocidente em 1985, e é referência principal quando se trata de redução dos tempos de setup de máquinas. A metodologia enfatiza a separação e a transferência de elementos do setup interno para o setup externo. As diversas aplicações industriais e os artigos existentes indicam a relevância do tema e da metodologia. Este artigo propõe-se a analisar criticamente o SMED revelando as lacunas da m...

  8. Competências de auto-desenvolvimento e metodologias PBL num curso de contabilidade: perspectivas de alunos, docentes, diplomados e empregadores

    Margarida M. Pinheiro; Sarrico, Cláudia S.; Santiago, Rui, A.


    Neste trabalho pretendemos indagar sobre qual o papel que uma metodologia do tipo PBL tem no desenvolvimento de competências pessoais dos alunos, saber se a metodologia melhora as competências pessoais dos diplomados PBL quando comparados com outros graduados, e perspectivar o papel da metodologia ao nível das competências pessoais na construção do perfil de um graduado para o terceiro milénio. Partindo de um estudo de caso de uma IES profissionalizante, recorremos à técnica...

  9. Analysis of internal events for the Unit 1 of the Laguna Verde nuclear power station; Analisis de eventos internos para la Unidad 1 de la Central Nucleolelectrica de Laguna Verde

    Huerta B, A.; Aguilar T, O.; Nunez C, A.; Lopez M, R. [Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias, 03000 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)


    This volume presents the results of the starter event analysis and the event tree analysis for the Unit 1 of the Laguna Verde nuclear power station. The starter event analysis includes the identification of all those internal events which cause a disturbance to the normal operation of the power station and require mitigation. Those called external events stay beyond the reach of this study. For the analysis of the Laguna Verde power station eight transient categories were identified, three categories of loss of coolant accidents (LOCA) inside the container, a LOCA out of the primary container, as well as the vessel break. The event trees analysis involves the development of the possible accident sequences for each category of starter events. Events trees by systems for the different types of LOCA and for all the transients were constructed. It was constructed the event tree for the total loss of alternating current, which represents an extension of the event tree for the loss of external power transient. Also the event tree by systems for the anticipated transients without scram was developed (ATWS). The events trees for the accident sequences includes the sequences evaluation with vulnerable nucleus, that is to say those sequences in which it is had an adequate cooling of nucleus but the remoting systems of residual heat had failed. In order to model adequately the previous, headings were added to the event tree for developing the sequences until the point where be solved the nucleus state. This process includes: the determination of the failure pressure of the primary container, the evaluation of the environment generated in the reactor building as result of the container failure or cracked of itself, the determination of the localization of the components in the reactor building and the construction of boolean expressions to estimate the failure of the subordinated components to an severe environment. (Author)

  10. Non-Coop Station History

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Station history documentation for stations outside the US Cooperative Observer network. Primarily National Weather Service stations assigned WBAN station IDs. Other...

  11. Metodologia para a deteção de artefactos luminosos em imagens de retinografia com aplicação em rastreio oftalmológica

    André Damas Mora


    Full Text Available O diagnóstico automático de doenças da retina baseado em processamento de imagem vê frequentemente a sua precisão comprometida pela dificuldade intrínseca na deteção de estruturas anormais e por deficiências na aquisição de imagem. Em cenários de rastreio, estas deficiências podem levar a que um número significativo de imagens tenham de ser repetidas, implicando custos e ineficiência do sistema. Neste artigo propõe-se uma metodologia que avalia de forma automática a qualidade das imagens captadas possibilitando ao operador repetir a aquisição caso se justifique. O método proposto identifica diferentes tipos de artefactos com base na sua forma, cor e intensidade. Utilizando um conjunto de 61 imagens foi obtida uma sensibilidade de 97% com 0.12 falsos positivos por imagem na deteção do artefacto central e 73% de sensibilidade com 0.36 de falsos positivos para os reflexos luminosos. Estes resultados podem considerar-se positivos tendo em conta a baixa qualidade e a heterogeneidade das imagens processadas.

  12. Ler e escrever sobre corpos: metodologia feminista para letramento de jovens Reading and writing about bodies: a feminist methodology for teaching young people

    Joana Plaza Pinto


    Full Text Available Trata-se de projeto de estudo e prática em torno da questão do letramento para jovens. A experiência ocorreu no contexto de forte preocupação com o desenvolvimento da metodologia feminista, por isso houve uma intercalação dos dois assuntos. A experiência amadureceu para uma prática e o estudo sobre o desenvolvimento de metodologia feminista, para o letramento de jovens. Os participantes do projeto foram estudantes da rede pública de educação, em Goiânia (GO, e os temas centrais, as relações de gênero e sexualidade. A sede do projeto foi uma organização não governamental feminista. As atividades contemplavam oficinas regulares e a publicação de uma cartilha. Os resultados mostraram baixo interesse de meninos na proposta, mas alta adesão tanto de meninas quanto de meninos: a maior parte dos que começaram as oficinas foi até o fim.This is both a research project and an empirical study that analyzes the question of literacy amongst youngsters. The experience occurred within the context of a strong concern for developing a feminist methodology; for this reason, the two aspects are linked together. The experience has evoluted to a practice and the study prompts reflection on the development of the feminist methodology for teaching young people. The project's participants were students from the public education system in Goiânia (GO and the central themes were gender relations and sexuality. The project was developed in a feminist NGO. Activities included regular workshops and the publication and distribution of a pamphlet. The results showed that boys were less interested in the proposal, but that both girls and boys actively participated in the study: most of those who started the workshops remained until the end.

  13. Designing a Reference Station for the Information Age.

    Becket, Margaret; Smith, Henry Bradford


    Relates experiences of University of Rochester's main library during complete renovation of the central reference department including the addition of a full-service reference station. Topics covered include planning the reference station, solutions to seven design requirements, increase in staffing and reference questions after one year, and…

  14. A banda pop em sala de aula: uma proposta de metodologia em educação musical

    Xavier, Carlos


    Trata-se de um artigo sobre um projecto de integração da música ligeira em sala de aula, utilizando uma metodologia em torno das bandas pop, que tem sido desen-volvida em escolas do ensino básico e na formação de professores de educação musical na Escola Superior de Educação de Setúbal. Através desta metodologia de agrupamento musical, os alunos desenvolvem com-petências nos campos de audição, interpretação, execução e composição musical impulsionando o crescimento de um pensamento musical...

  15. Aplicação da metodologia Kaizen à GRH : o recrutamento e seleção na Worten

    Pereira, Patrícia Isabel Simões


    Mestrado em Gestão de Recursos Humanos A metodologia Kaizen (melhoria contínua) pretende através do envolvimento e desenvolvimento do capital humano melhor os sistemas organizacionais que devem ser dinâmicos, ágeis, e flexíveis, permitindo uma rápida adaptação às mudanças dos mercados. Este desafio é transversal a toda a organização, sendo importante a aplicação da metodologia Kaizen aos processos de recursos humanos. O Recrutamento e Seleção (R&S) é um processo complexo e de elevada impor...

  16. A maturação fenólica em uvas tintas: comparação de metodologias

    Correia, Pedro Tiago Relvas


    A maturação fenólica em uvas tintas é uma importante ferramenta de ajuda na decisão de vindima. Com o presente trabalho pretende-se estudar uma nova metodologia de avaliação de parâmetros relacionados com a maturação fenólica das uvas tintas, em comparação com metodologias mais habituais. Neste contexto a maturação fenólica de uvas foi avaliada através de espectrofotometria de refletância difusa e através dos métodos de bancada e dos métodos baseados em espectrofotometria de infra vermelho...

  17. Amtrak Rail Stations (National)

    Department of Transportation — Updated database of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Amtrak Station database. This database is a geographic data set containing Amtrak intercity railroad...

  18. Cooperative Station History Forms

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Various forms, photographs and correspondence documenting the history of Cooperative station instrumentation, location changes, inspections, and...

  19. Refurbishment and optimisation of the district heating system and the Morettina central heating station in Locarno, Switzerland; Sanierung und Optimierung des Waermeverbundes und der Heizzentrale Morettina in Locarno. Erfolgskontrolle der Betriebsoptimierung

    Lanz, S. [Dr. Eicher und Pauli AG, Berne (Switzerland); Ceschi, P. A. [Calore SA, c/o S.E.S., Locarno (Switzerland)


    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the successful operational optimisation of a district heating system in Locarno in southern Switzerland. The system supplies various public and private buildings with heat and cold. This pilot installation features boilers fired with liquefied gas, a combined heat and power unit and a combined heat-pump/refrigeration system. The refurbishment of the installations after three years of operation is described, which included changes to the system's hydraulics and control system as well as improvements to various sub-stations in the heating network. The results of the refurbishment, including better co-ordination of the various aggregates and lower operating temperatures, are discussed. Recommendations are also made on the planning, organisation and operation of future projects of this type.

  20. Análise da Metodologia Criada por Miguel Cifuentes Referente à Capacidade de Carga Turística

    Maurício Delgado


    Full Text Available Muitos pesquisadores do setor turístico têm utilizado a metodologia da capacidade de carga. A idéia básica é estabelecer um número máximo de visitantes em uma determinada localidade, com o objetivo de minimizar os impactos provocados pela visitação. Entretanto, esta metodologia está incompleta ao atrelar os impactos da visitação apenas ao número de visitantes, deixando de considerar aspectos subjetivos e qualitativos relacionados ao turismo. Esta pesquisa demonstra a falta de cientificidade desta metodologia e salienta que limitar o número de visitantes é apenas um dos métodos de controle dos impactos provocados pelo turismo. Many researchers in the tourism sector have used the methodology of carrying capacity. The basic principie is to establish a maximum number of visitors in some place in order to minimize the impact of tourism. However, this methodology is incomplete as it only relates the impacts of tourist activity to the number of visitors, without considering some of the subjective and qualitative aspects of the effects of tourism. This research demonstrates the unscientific nature of this methodology and stresses that limiting the number of visitors to a locality is only one method to control the impacts of tourism.

  1. Metodologia design thinking no projeto de software para mobilidade urbana: relato de aplicação

    Adailton Magalhaes Lima


    Full Text Available Introdução: Apresenta um relato da condução de um estudo onde se aplicou a metodologia Design Thinking no contexto do projeto de uma solução de software ao contexto de mobilidade urbana. Método: Dentre as técnicas sugeridas pela metodologia Design Thinking, este trabalho utilizou entrevistas, surveys, brainstorming e prototipação. O foco do estudo foram os transportes públicos e os processos intrínsecos a esse contexto. Resultados: Tem-se um projeto de solução aderente aos problemas identificados nas pesquisas de campo, e também uma avaliação conduzida com os usuários alvo sobre o projeto de solução proposto. Conclusão: A aplicação de Design Thinking pode ser eficiente no desenvolvimento de software, pois se tem nessa metodologia um direcionamento na elaboração de projetos centrada na construção de produtos voltados para atender as necessidades de seus usuários, ou seja, projeta-se a solução com base no quão usual o produto será para o usuário final.

  2. Metodologias de pesquisas com criança / Methodology of research with children

    Maria Carmem Silveira Barbosa


    Full Text Available Este artigo diz respeito às escolhas teórico-metodológicas que procuram valorizar e tomar as crianças como sujeitos privilegiados nas pesquisas sobre a infância e a sua educação. A pretensão é abrir caminhos promissores na definição da participação das crianças pequenas nas pesquisas. O estudo demonstrou as polêmicas que geram controvérsias à participação das crianças nas pesquisas; evidencia-se que o crescimento de pesquisas com crianças aumentou a produção de conhecimentos sobre as infâncias, bem como o interesse em desenvolver metodologias e procedimentos não convencionais de pesquisas que qualifiquem as vozes das crianças.Abstract This paper is concerned to the theoretical and methodological choices that seek for valuating and taking the children as privileged subjects in researches about childhood and education. The intention is to open promising ways on defining participation of small children in researches. The study demonstrated the polemics on the researches of children in researches, it is evidenced that the research growth with children has increased the knowledge production about the childhood as well as the interest in developing unconventional methodologies and procedures of research that qualify the children’s voices.

  3. A metodologia da pesquisa em sociolingüística variacionista

    Renata Lívia Araújo Santos


    Full Text Available Neste artigo, discutimos algumas das várias maneiras de desenvolver a metodologia de pesquisa da Teoria da Variação, de Labov (2008 [1972]. Acreditamos que essa discussão é relevante por reconhecermos a importância de trabalhos quantitativos que utilizam dados que refletem o uso da língua em um contexto The Station System

    Brooks, David W.


    Describes an introductory college chemistry course utilizing laboratory stations and laboratory instruction by video taped presentations. Author discusses the general operation of the laboratory, the method used in evaluating students' progress, the teaching effectiveness and economy of the station system. Results of a student questionnaire reveal…

  4. Meyrin Petrol Station


    Please note that the Meyrin petrol station will be closed for maintenance work on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 December 2006. If you require petrol during this period we invite you to use the Prévessin petrol station, which will remain open. TS-IC-LO Section Tel.: 77039 - 73793

  5. SPS rectifier stations


    The first of the twelves SPS rectifier stations for the bending magnets arrived at CERN at the end of the year. The photograph shows a station with the rectifiers on the left and in the other three cubicles the chokes, capacitors and resistor of the passive filter.

  6. Nuclear power stations licensing

    The judicial aspects of nuclear stations licensing are presented. The licensing systems of the United States, Spain, France and Federal Republic of Germany are focused. The decree n0 60.824 from July 7 sup(th), 1967 and the following legislation which define the systematic and area of competence in nuclear stations licensing are analysed

  7. Secure base stations

    Bosch, Peter; Brusilovsky, Alec; McLellan, Rae; Mullender, Sape; Polakos, Paul


    With the introduction of the third generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) base station router (BSR) and fourth generation (4G) base stations, such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Node B (eNB), it has become important to se

  8. Technological tendencies for the development and implementation of fault tolerant active controls in combined cycle power plants; Tendencias tecnologicas para el desarrollo e implantacion de controles activos tolerantes a fallas en centrales de ciclo combinado

    Sanchez P, Marino; Verde R, Cristina [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    This document proposes a methodology that reunites support tools for the operator of a Combined Cycle Generating Power Station allowing him to identify and to classify gas turbine faults, it also reunites some tools for the generation of action advices in the decision making on the operation maneuvers necessary to counteract the effects caused by faults. We are talking about a system implemented in a power station with the reconfiguration of processes and fault arrangement capacities. For this purpose, the line of exhibition delimits first the existing knowledge on automatic control and operations supervision systems in a CCPP and immediately emphasizes the cracks of the system to let pass to the fault tolerant active control system that will detect faults of the gas and steam turbo-generators of a Combined Cycle Generating Power Plant. [Spanish] El presente documento propone una metodologia que reuna herramientas de ayuda al operador de una Central Generadora de Electricidad de Ciclo Combinado para permitirle la identificacion y clasificacion de fallas en las turbinas de gas, asi como herramientas para la generacion de consejos de accion en la toma de decisiones sobre las maniobras de operacion necesarias para contrarrestar los efectos provocados por fallas. Se trata principalmente de un sistema implantado en una central con las capacidades de re-configuracion de procesos y acomodo de fallas. Para esto, la linea de exposicion delimita primero el conocimiento existente sobre sistemas automaticos de control y supervision de operacion en una CGCC y resalta enseguida las grietas del sistema para darle paso al sistema de control activo tolerante a fallas que detectara fallas de los turbogeneradores de gas y vapor de una Central Generadora de Electricidad de Ciclo Combinado.

  9. Seguimento farmacoterapêutico em pacientes com tuberculose pulmonar através da Metodologia Dáder

    L. C. Lopes


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    O crescimento da tuberculose (TB pulmonar é um grande problema de Saúde Pública no Brasil. A adesão do paciente ao uso de medicamentos é fundamental, sendo uma das condições essenciais para o êxito do tratamento. A longa duração do tratamento e utilização de medicamentos que usualmente proporcionam reações adversas intensas acabam por comprometer esta adesão. O objetivo deste estudo foi implantar a Metodologia Dáder de Seguimento Farmacoterapêutico aos pacientes portadores de TB pulmonar no Ambulatório de Tisiologia do Hospital e Maternidade Celso Pierro, em Campinas, SP (Brasil. Para tanto foram selecionados sete pacientes de acordo com os critérios de inclusão e exclusão. Através das entrevistas agendadas e o seguimento farmacoterapêutico proposto por esta metodologia, verificou-se que seis pacientes tiveram alta dentro do esquema terapêutico I proposto pelo programa nacional de controle da tuberculose (PNCT; adicionalmente, estes pacientes foram os que tiveram bons níveis de cumprimento da farmacoterapia. Segundo a metodologia, detectou-se dois tipos de problemas relacionados a medicamentos (PRM, referentes à segurança: o PRM6 foi o mais freqüente (seis pacientes, entretanto, um dos pacientes manifestou o PRM5 associado ao PRM6. O estudo realizado com os pacientes que participaram do seguimento farmacoterapêutico mostrou que a Metodologia Dáder é aplicável e eficiente na identificação de PRM, em pacientes portadores de TB e que o farmacêutico no desenvolvimento da Atenção Farmacêutica é um profissional que compõe a equipe de saúde, sendo importante para o sucesso do tratamento farmacológico e não farmacológico. Palavras-Chave: tuberculose; atenção farmacêutica; metodologia Dáder; ambulatório de tisiologia.

  10. Underground location of nuclear power stations

    In Japan where the population is dense and the land is narrow, the conventional location of nuclear power stations on the ground will become very difficult sooner or later. At this time, it is very important to establish the new location method such as underground location, Quaternary ground location and offshore location as the method of expanding the location for nuclear power stations from the viewpoint of the long term demand and supply of electric power. As for underground location, the technology of constructing an underground cavity has been already fostered basically by the construction of large scale cavities for underground pumping-up power stations in the last 20 years. In France, Norway and Sweden, there are the examples of the construction of underground nuclear power stations. In this way, the opportunity of the underground location and construction of nuclear power stations seems to be sufficiently heightened, and the basic research has been carried out also in the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry. In this paper, as to underground nuclear power stations as one of the forms of utilizing underground space, the concept, the advantage in aseismatic capability, the safety at the time of a supposed accident, and the economical efficiency are discussed. (Kako, I.)

  11. Opportunities for the operation of the Comision Federal de Electricidad`s fossil fuel power plant stations eventually to be retired as cogeneration units; Oportunidades de operar las centrales termoelectricas de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, eventualmente retirables como unidades de cogeneracion

    Buendia Dominguez, E. H. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Merlos Rueda, R. M. [Programa de Ahorro de Energia para el Sector Electrico, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)


    The Programa de Ahorro de Energia para el Sector Electrico (PAESE) (Program for Energy Conservation for the Electric Sector) in collaboration with the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), decided to evaluate technically and economically the possibilities of operating the Comision Federal de Electricidad`s Thermoelectric Power Stations (TPS), eventually to be retired as cogeneration units in supplying thermal energy to industry. The study was focussed to the Monterrey and San Jeronimo Power Stations, determining in a first stage, the optimum radius for handling and transporting steam and/or hot water and so to define the industries that potentially could obtain heat energy from the TPS, in this stage the thermal needs of the evaluated industries were determined (pressure, temperature and flow). In a second stage, the different arrangements to be made to operate the selected TPS, so as to be in position of satisfying such thermal energy demands were evaluated. This paper presents the results of this study. [Espanol] El Programa de Ahorro de Energia para el Sector Electrico (PAESE), en colaboracion con el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, decidieron evaluar tecnica y economicamente las posibilidades de operar las centrales termoelectricas (CT`s) de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, eventualmente retirables, como unidades de cogeneracion al ofrecer calor a la industria. El estudio se enfoco en las centrales de Monterrey y San Jeronimo, determinado en una primera etapa el radio optimo para el manejo y transporte de vapor y/o agua caliente y asi definir a las industrias que potencialmente podrian recibir calor de las CT`s, en esta etapa se determinaron las necesidades termicas de las industrias evaluadas (presion, temperatura y flujo). En una segunda etapa se evaluo los diferentes arreglos para operar las CT`s seleccionadas para que pudieran satisfacer dichas demandas termicas. En este trabajo se presentaron los resultados de dicho estudio.

  12. Waste Transfer Stations

    Christensen, Thomas Højlund

    tion and transport is usually the most costly part of any waste management system; and when waste is transported over a considerable distance or for a long time, transferring the waste from the collection vehicles to more efficient transportation may be economically beneficial. This involves a...... transfer station where the transfer takes place. These stations may also be accessible by private people, offering flexibility to the waste system, including facilities for bulky waste, household hazardous waste and recyclables. Waste transfer may also take place on the collection route from small...... describes the main features of waste transfer stations, including some considerations about the economical aspects on when transfer is advisable....

  13. Waste Transfer Stations

    Christensen, Thomas Højlund


    tion and transport is usually the most costly part of any waste management system; and when waste is transported over a considerable distance or for a long time, transferring the waste from the collection vehicles to more efficient transportation may be economically beneficial. This involves a...... transfer station where the transfer takes place. These stations may also be accessible by private people, offering flexibility to the waste system, including facilities for bulky waste, household hazardous waste and recyclables. Waste transfer may also take place on the collection route from small...... describes the main features of waste transfer stations, including some considerations about the economical aspects on when transfer is advisable....

  14. Metodologias coletivas para o ensino de projeto em engenharia e arquitetura

    José A. Aravena-Reyes


    Full Text Available Os problemas e desafios de uma sociedade a cada dia mais complexa e global têm motivado o Departamento de Fundamentos de Projeto da UFJF a desenvolver diversas abordagens para ensinar conceitos-chave de projeto dentro de disciplinas que objetivam a manipulação de imagens e representações de projeto. Tais abordagens são baseadas no uso de metodologias de aprendizagem colaborativa e ferramentas CAD. A união dos conteúdos novos e tradicionais das disciplinas é construída através de dinâmicas coletivas aplicadas em grupos de alunos. Essas dinâmicas começam na sala de aula e são completadas em casa através do acesso a uma página na Web. Esse trabalho apresenta os fundamentos que sustentam nossa abordagem de ensino colaborativo e uma breve descrição das ferramentas, resultados e projeções dessa pesquisa.The problems and challenges of an even more complex and global society, have motivated the Fundamental of Design Department at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, to develop several approaches for the teaching design key concepts within disciplines emphasizing both, the image manipulation and design representation. Such approaches are based on the use of collaborative learning methodologies and CAD tools. The combination of the content from the traditional and new disciplines is achieved through collective dynamics applied to student groups. These dynamics begin in the classroom, but are completed at home, through access to an specifically designed webpage. This work shows the foundations that support our collaborative learning approach in addition to a brief description of the tools, results and projections of this research.


    Alfredo de J. Flores


    Full Text Available Durante o predomínio do Idealismo iluminista e na época do Positivismo exegético e jurídico dos séc. XIX e XX, pode-se afirmar que o método de estudo de casos no Direito foi deixado em segundo plano. Atualmente, esse método apresenta uma importância inegável, correspondendo a uma resposta ao dogmatismo anterior. Entretanto, é possível apontar que o estudo de casos também representa um retorno a padrões de percepção do fenômeno jurídico que sempre estiveram presentes na tradição jurídica ocidental, de uma forma ou de outra. É o que se nota quando se faz alusão à metodologia das ciências práticas que advém da tradição filosófica grega de Platão e Aristóteles e que se aperfeiçoa com o Direito romano e com os estudos medievais. Com isso, busca-se provar que o estudo de casos no Direito não é fruto somente de uma pretensa influência do Common Law, como vários autores afirmam ao vincular a uma visão empirista tipicamente desse sistema; há sim, por outro lado, raízes na própria experiência jurídica do sistema romano-germânico que levam a tal valorização do caso, principalmente a partir da construção romana.

  16. Soil Erosion and Agricultural Afforestation at the South of Central Siberia (To 55 Years of Foundation of Khakass Erosion Preventive Station of V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch

    A. I. Lobanov


    Full Text Available Results of fundamental and applied studies of V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch and the Research Institute for Agrarian Problems of Khakassia, Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations of Russia in soil deflation control using management, also agrotechnological and agroafforestation measures, have been given in this scientific review. These activities were undertaken for 55 years. It was established that an average annual humus loss on arable lands in the south of Central Siberia made 1.6 t per 1 ha in the result of soil erosion. The system of usage and protection of soils subjected to erosion has been considered which covers the net of forest shelter belts, strip planting of agricultural crops, application of soil protective farming equipment and fertilizing. In the result of complex studies of soils prone to erosion the following activities were worked out: the way for fertility increase of sandy-loam soils by deep application of organic fertilizers; the way for growing the Siberian larch shelter forests; the way for growing the shelter stands using diagonally- wide meshed construction; the way for growing stands on slope pastures; the technology for growing the two-row shelter forests with a wide row- spacing; ways for growing stands for cattle-breeding purpose; ways for growing massive Scots pine stands; principles of choice of trees and bushes for shelter forests; the main standards for evaluation of linear steppe stands in the south of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Khakass Republic and the Republic of Tyva; concept for growing a new generation of shelter forests ect. Protective forest stands established in the south of Central Siberia in the area more than 50 thousand ha are shown to give a new environmental effect resulting in an increase of soil fertility and crop capacity. Studies of tactical and perspective levels have been shown in the paper, realization of which will promote solving the problems of

  17. Metodologia para análise de adaptabilidade e estabilidade por meio de regressão quantílica

    Laís Mayara Azevedo Barroso


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver e validar uma metodologia de análise da adaptabilidade e da estabilidade fenotípica baseada em regressão quantílica (RQ. Para tanto, foram simulados valores fenotípicos com distribuição simétrica e com distribuição assimétrica à direita e à esquerda, com ou sem a presença de "outliers". A metodologia proposta foi aplicada a um conjunto de dados provenientes de um experimento com 92 genótipos de alfafa (Medicago sativa, avaliados em 20 ambientes, e comparada às metodologias de Eberhart & Russell e de regressão não paramétrica. A metodologia da RQ proporcionou resultados iguais ou superiores aos obtidos com as metodologias alternativas avaliadas. No entanto, a ocorrência de resultados discordantes entre as metodologias evidencia a importância de se avaliar a simetria na distribuição dos valores fenotípicos. Para distribuições simétricas, na presença de "outliers", deve-se utilizar a RQ com valor de quantil estimado (τ em 0,50; na ausência de "outliers", pode-se utilizar tanto a metodologia de Eberhart & Russell quanto a RQ (τ = 0,50. Para distribuições assimétricas, indica-se o uso da RQ com τ = 0,25, para assimetria à direita, e com τ = 0,75, para assimetria à esquerda, independentemente da presença de "outliers".

  18. Enhanced Master Station History Report

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Enhanced Master Station History Report (EMSHR) is a daily compiled list of basic, historical information for every station in the station history database,...

  19. Television Broadcast Stations

    Federal Communications Commission — The FCC TV Query should be used to generate lists and/or retrieve information about television broadcast stations. It provides an official listing of all TV Channels.

  1. TV Analog Station Transmitters

    Department of Homeland Security — This file is an extract from the Consolidated Database System (CDBS) licensed by the Media Bureau. It consists of Analog Television Stations (see Rule Part47 CFR...

  2. ASOS Station Photos

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The images contained in this library are of stations in the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) network. These images were taken between 1998-2001 for the...

  3. Master Station History Report

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Standard/Legacy MSHR, formally identified as the DSI-9767 dataset, is the legacy dataset/report sorted by NCDC Station ID and period of record. This...

  4. Realtime USGS Streamflow Stations

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Approximately 5,000 of the 6,900 U.S. Geological Survey sampling stations are equipped with telemetry to transmit data on streamflow, temperature, and other...

  5. Mukilteo Research Station

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Research at the Mukilteo Research Station focuses on understanding the life cycle of marine species and the impacts of ecosystem stressors on anadromous and marine...

  6. Active Marine Station Metadata

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Active Marine Station Metadata is a daily metadata report for active marine bouy and C-MAN (Coastal Marine Automated Network) platforms from the National Data...

  7. USRCRN Station Information

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation of United States Regional Climate Reference Network (USRCRN) installations in 2009. Installations documented are for USRCRN pilot project stations in...

  8. FEMA DFIRM Station Start

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This table contains information about station starting locations. These locations indicate the reference point that was used as the origin for distance measurements...

  9. Materials Test Station

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — When completed, the Materials Test Station at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center will meet mission need. MTS will provide the only fast-reactor-like irradiation...

  10. Electrostatic pickup station


    Electrostatic pickup station, with 4 interleaved electrodes, to measure beam position in the horizontal and vertical plane. This type is used in the transfer lines leaving the PS (TT2, TT70, TTL2). See also 7904075.

  11. Space Station galley design

    Trabanino, Rudy; Murphy, George L.; Yakut, M. M.


    An Advanced Food Hardware System galley for the initial operating capability (IOC) Space Station is discussed. Space Station will employ food hardware items that have never been flown in space, such as a dishwasher, microwave oven, blender/mixer, bulk food and beverage dispensers, automated food inventory management, a trash compactor, and an advanced technology refrigerator/freezer. These new technologies and designs are described and the trades, design, development, and testing associated with each are summarized.

  12. Mesocarnivore Photo Stations [ds26

    California Department of Resources — This database was established to record furbearer and raptor presence through photographs taken at camera stations. The general study area where camera stations...

  13. Thermal analysis of the heat recuperator of a combined cycle thermoelectric central; Analisis termico del recuperador de calor de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

    Romero Paredes, Hernando; Sanchez, I.; Lazcano, L. C.; Ambriz, Juan Jose; Alvarez, M. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico); Gonzalez, O. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Tula (Mexico)


    The thermoelectric centrals of the combined cycle type (Brayton Cycle and Rankine Cycle) present a series of opportunities to increase the efficiency of the combined cycle or of the generated power. This paper shows the methodology for the performance of energy balances in a heat recuperator (H. R.), typically employed in the combined cycle stations operating in Mexico, for the assessment of the energy harnessing in the different sections conforming a H. R. The effect of the installation of evaporative coolers and/or an absorption cooling system at the gas turbine compressor intake on the steam generation in the heat recuperator, is evaluated. This extra generation of steam is quantified for its potential use in the same absorption refrigeration system. From the assessment, it follows up that the steam generation in the H.R. is inversely proportional to the ambient temperature and that, although the increased amount of steam generated can not be harnessed in total by the steam turbine, the remaining fraction is good enough to cover the heat demand for the operation of the refrigeration system. [Espanol] Las centrales termoelectricas del tipo ciclo combinado (ciclo Brayton y ciclo Rankine) presentan un conjunto de oportunidades para incrementar la eficiencia del ciclo combinado o bien la potencia generada. En el presente trabajo se expone la metodologia para realizar los balances de energia en un recuperador de calor (R.C.) tipicamente utilizado en las Centrales de Ciclo Combinado (CCC) que operan en Mexico, para evaluar el aprovechamiento de la energia en las diferentes secciones que conforman un R.C. Se evalua el efecto que tiene la instalacion de enfriadores evaporativos y/o un sistema de enfriamiento por absorcion en la succion del compresor de la turbina de gas sobre la generacion de vapor en el recuperador de calor. Se cuantifica esta generacion extra de vapor para su posible utilizacion en el mismo sistema de refrigeracion por absorcion. De la evaluacion se

  14. Aplicação da metodologia Mlearn, segundo a perspetiva BPM, para melhoria do BSC da Escola Naval

    Lopes, Vânia Raquel Gonçalves Pinto


    O cerne da dissertação, em apreço neste documento, tem como propósito principal a melhoria do atual modelo de gestão estratégica em vigor na Escola Naval – o BalancScorecard. Este objetivo é conseguido através da metodologia Mlearn, que se apoia naperspetiva Business Process Management, oferecendo um vasto conjunto de vantagens. Dentro desta gama é de enaltecer a atualização e a revisão dos pilares de sustentação destaorganização, conferindo o alinhamento da estratégia com a instit...

  15. Uma metodologia para o desenvolvimento de sistemas de descoberta de conhecimento = A Methodology for the development of knowledge discovery systems

    Maria Madalena Dias


    Full Text Available Após a organização conseguir sanar seus problemas operacionais, surge a necessidade de sistemas para o suporte à tomada de decisão. A área de pesquisa de mineração de dados cresce rapidamente para atender a essas novas necessidades. No entanto, a aplicação de técnicas de mineração de dados pode tornar-se uma tarefa difícil e não confiável se não for seguida uma metodologia completa e sistemática nodesenvolvimento de sistemas de descoberta de conhecimento. Este artigo apresenta uma metodologia, denominada MeDesC, que integra UML (Unified Modeling Language e Linguagem E-LOTOS (Enhancements to Language Of Temporal Ordering Specification. O principal objetivo da utilização da metodologia MeDesC é gerar informações relevantes econfiáveis à tomada de decisão através da aplicação de técnicas de mineração de dados. A metodologia MeDesC foi utilizada no desenvolvimento de um sistema de descoberta de conhecimento, tendo como base de dados informações da pós-graduação Brasileira. Oprotótipo de um ambiente de descoberta de conhecimento deu suporte à implementação desse sistema.After the organization solves its operational problems, systems are necessary to support the decision making process. The data mining research area is growing quickly to assist such new needs of the organization. However, the implementation of data mining techniques may become a difficult and unreliable task unless a complete and systematic methodology is adopted in the development of knowledge discovery systems. This paper aims to introduce a methodology named MeDesC. This methodology integrates UML (Unified Modeling Language and E-LOTOS (Enhancements to Language of Temporal Ordering Specification. The main objective is to generate relevant and reliable information for decision making, by means of the application of data mining techniques. The MeDesC methodology was used to develop a knowledge discovery system based on data from the Brazilian

  16. Desempenho genotípico de linhagens de arroz de terras altas utilizando metodologia de modelos mistos

    Vanderley Borges; Antonio Alves Soares; Moizés Souza Reis; Marcos Deon Vilela de Resende; Vanda Maria Oliveira Cornélio; Natália Alves Leite; Antonio Rodrigues Vieira


    Avaliou-se o desempenho de genótipos de arroz de terras altas utilizando metodologia de modelos mistos. Foram utilizados dados de produtividade de grãos dos ensaios de valor de cultivo e uso (VCU) do programa cooperativo de melhoramento de arroz de terras altas, desenvolvido em Minas Gerais, no período de 1997/1998 a 2007/2008. Realizou-se análise de deviance para verificar a significância dos efeitos de genótipos e suas interações com locais e anos, obtendo-se a estabilidade e a adaptabilida...

  17. The local economic and social effects of power station siting: anticipated, demonstrated and perceived

    The paper discusses the economic and social effects of power station siting at a local level using material based on the interim research findings from a project commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board. The cases for and against power station development are outlined and a review of the actual economic and social effects is presented, drawn from a study of a conventional power station at Drax and a nuclear power station at Sizewell. (U.K.)

  18. UMTS Network Stations

    Hernandez, C.


    The weakness of small island electrical grids implies a handicap for the electrical generation with renewable energy sources. With the intention of maximizing the installation of photovoltaic generators in the Canary Islands, arises the need to develop a solar forecasting system that allows knowing in advance the amount of PV generated electricity that will be going into the grid, from the installed PV power plants installed in the island. The forecasting tools need to get feedback from real weather data in "real time" from remote weather stations. Nevertheless, the transference of this data to the calculation computer servers is very complicated with the old point to point telecommunication systems that, neither allow the transfer of data from several remote weather stations simultaneously nor high frequency of sampling of weather parameters due to slowness of the connection. This one project has developed a telecommunications infrastructure that allows sensorizadas remote stations, to send data of its sensors, once every minute and simultaneously, to the calculation server running the solar forecasting numerical models. For it, the Canary Islands Institute of Technology has added a sophisticated communications network to its 30 weather stations measuring irradiation at strategic sites, areas with high penetration of photovoltaic generation or that have potential to host in the future photovoltaic power plants connected to the grid. In each one of the stations, irradiance and temperature measurement instruments have been installed, over inclined silicon cell, global radiation on horizontal surface and room temperature. Mobile telephone devices have been installed and programmed in each one of the weather stations, which allow the transfer of their data taking advantage of the UMTS service offered by the local telephone operator. Every minute the computer server running the numerical weather forecasting models receives data inputs from 120 instruments distributed

  19. Network centrality of metro systems.

    Sybil Derrible

    Full Text Available Whilst being hailed as the remedy to the world's ills, cities will need to adapt in the 21(st century. In particular, the role of public transport is likely to increase significantly, and new methods and technics to better plan transit systems are in dire need. This paper examines one fundamental aspect of transit: network centrality. By applying the notion of betweenness centrality to 28 worldwide metro systems, the main goal of this paper is to study the emergence of global trends in the evolution of centrality with network size and examine several individual systems in more detail. Betweenness was notably found to consistently become more evenly distributed with size (i.e. no "winner takes all" unlike other complex network properties. Two distinct regimes were also observed that are representative of their structure. Moreover, the share of betweenness was found to decrease in a power law with size (with exponent 1 for the average node, but the share of most central nodes decreases much slower than least central nodes (0.87 vs. 2.48. Finally the betweenness of individual stations in several systems were examined, which can be useful to locate stations where passengers can be redistributed to relieve pressure from overcrowded stations. Overall, this study offers significant insights that can help planners in their task to design the systems of tomorrow, and similar undertakings can easily be imagined to other urban infrastructure systems (e.g., electricity grid, water/wastewater system, etc. to develop more sustainable cities.

  20. Network centrality of metro systems.

    Derrible, Sybil


    Whilst being hailed as the remedy to the world's ills, cities will need to adapt in the 21(st) century. In particular, the role of public transport is likely to increase significantly, and new methods and technics to better plan transit systems are in dire need. This paper examines one fundamental aspect of transit: network centrality. By applying the notion of betweenness centrality to 28 worldwide metro systems, the main goal of this paper is to study the emergence of global trends in the evolution of centrality with network size and examine several individual systems in more detail. Betweenness was notably found to consistently become more evenly distributed with size (i.e. no "winner takes all") unlike other complex network properties. Two distinct regimes were also observed that are representative of their structure. Moreover, the share of betweenness was found to decrease in a power law with size (with exponent 1 for the average node), but the share of most central nodes decreases much slower than least central nodes (0.87 vs. 2.48). Finally the betweenness of individual stations in several systems were examined, which can be useful to locate stations where passengers can be redistributed to relieve pressure from overcrowded stations. Overall, this study offers significant insights that can help planners in their task to design the systems of tomorrow, and similar undertakings can easily be imagined to other urban infrastructure systems (e.g., electricity grid, water/wastewater system, etc.) to develop more sustainable cities. PMID:22792373

  1. Avaliação de Micro e Pequenas Empresas Utilizando a Metodologia Multicritério e o Método do Fluxo de Caixa Descontado

    Marcus Vinicius Andrade de Lima


    Full Text Available Neste artigo é apresentada uma contribuição ao método do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizando a metodologia multicritério de apoio à decisão. Essa metodologia incorpora variáveis de natureza qualitativa e subjetiva ao método tradicional do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizado na avaliação de empresas. Para ilustrar o método proposto foi realizado um estudo descritivo de natureza exploratória aplicado a um multicaso. A intervenção foi em Micro e Pequenas Empresas (MPE do ramo químico, farmacêutico e de turismo. Como resultado, o avaliador ajustou o preço do negócio levando em conta a resultante da mixagem entre as duas metodologias.

  2. Hydrogen Fuelling Stations

    Rothuizen, Erasmus Damgaard

    This thesis concerns hydrogen fuelling stations from an overall system perspective. The study investigates thermodynamics and energy consumption of hydrogen fuelling stations for fuelling vehicles for personal transportation. For the study a library concerning the components in a hydrogen fuelling...... station has been developed in Dymola. The models include the fuelling protocol (J2601) for hydrogen vehicles made by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the thermodynamic property library CoolProp is used for retrieving state point. The components in the hydrogen fuelling library are building up....... A system consisting of one high pressure storage tank is used to investigate the thermodynamics of fuelling a hydrogen vehicle. The results show that the decisive parameter for how the fuelling proceeds is the pressure loss in the vehicle. The single tank fuelling system is compared to a cascade fuelling...

  3. Hydrogen vehicle fueling station

    Daney, D.E.; Edeskuty, F.J.; Daugherty, M.A. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others


    Hydrogen fueling stations are an essential element in the practical application of hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, and a number of issues such as safety, efficiency, design, and operating procedures can only be accurately addressed by a practical demonstration. Regardless of whether the vehicle is powered by an internal combustion engine or fuel cell, or whether the vehicle has a liquid or gaseous fuel tank, the fueling station is a critical technology which is the link between the local storage facility and the vehicle. Because most merchant hydrogen delivered in the US today (and in the near future) is in liquid form due to the overall economics of production and delivery, we believe a practical refueling station should be designed to receive liquid. Systems studies confirm this assumption for stations fueling up to about 300 vehicles. Our fueling station, aimed at refueling fleet vehicles, will receive hydrogen as a liquid and dispense it as either liquid, high pressure gas, or low pressure gas. Thus, it can refuel any of the three types of tanks proposed for hydrogen-powered vehicles -- liquid, gaseous, or hydride. The paper discusses the fueling station design. Results of a numerical model of liquid hydrogen vehicle tank filling, with emphasis on no vent filling, are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the model as a design tool. Results of our vehicle performance model illustrate our thesis that it is too early to judge what the preferred method of on-board vehicle fuel storage will be in practice -- thus our decision to accommodate all three methods.

  4. Methodology for the energy analysis of compressed air systems; Metodologia para analisis energetico de sistemas de aire comprimido

    Ramirez, T.; Ambriz, J. J.; Romero, H. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)


    In this paper a methodology for the diagnosis of compressed air systems, for the identification of the potential energy saving is presented. The methodology consists in detecting the largest number of possible ways of energy saving. For this purpose it is divided into three parts: 1. Compressed air generation. 2. Compressed air distribution. 3. Compressed air users. For each one of the parts, the type of information required to perform the diagnosis study, as well as the necessary measuring equipment needed, is indicated. Afterwards, the possible saving ways that can be found and the ones that can be feasible, are analyzed. [Espanol] En este trabajo se presenta una metodologia para diagnosticar sistemas de aire comprimido, para identificar los potenciales de ahorro de energia. La metodologia consiste en detectar el mayor numero de posibles medidas de ahorro, para lo cual se divide en tres partes: 1. Generacion de aire comprimido. 2. Distribucion del aire comprimido. 3 Usuarios de aire comprimido. Para cada una de las partes se indica el tipo de informacion requerida para realizar el estudio de diagnostico, asi como el uso de equipo necesario de medicion. Despues se analizan las posibles medidas de ahorro que se pueden encontrar y las que pueden ser viables.

  5. Metodologia iterativa para melhorar a taxa de utilização dos recursos de um sistema produtivo

    Chin Shih


    Full Text Available A administração dos recursos produtivos é uma atividade importante para adquirir vantagem
    competitividade, cuja função é integrar os equipamentos visando atender a demanda e ao
    menor preço final do produto. Este artigo apresenta um problema típico em administração de
    recursos produtivos em que disponibilizar capacidades extras de equipamentos gargalo
    geram superdimensionamento e portanto ociosidade. Entretanto esta atitude pode transferir
    o ponto gargalo para outros equipamentos. Um modelo de simulação discreta em Arena®
    5.0 é construído e executado para monitorar a formação de gargalo, baseado nas
    informações das taxas de utilização. Em seguida, é apresentada neste artigo uma
    metodologia iterativa que melhore a taxa de utilização de todos os equipamentos, obtida a
    partir de uma modelagem matemática de balanceamento de elementos que percorrem o
    sistema produtivo. Esta metodologia pode ser facilmente implementada em uma linguagem
    de programação Pascal 7.0.

  6. Fuel for CAGR stations

    The design of the fuel stringer consisting of 8 elements and other components is described. The heat transfer performance of the 36 pin element was extensively studied in laboratory tests. Identical pins of stainless steel clad hollow UO2 pellets were irradiated in the prototype Windscale AGR in 9 pin elements: the programme included studies of the effect of rating changes. Extensive post-irradiation examination was made of a wide variety of properties. The behaviour of the complete fuel assembly for the commercial stations under handling and flow conditions has been studied in large gas loops. The early fuel history at Hinkley Point 'B' and Hunterston 'B' stations is summarised. (author)

  7. Metodologia SCRUM : Anàlisi i aplicació pràctica per a equips distribuïts

    Tierno Barroso, Judith


    Aquest treball pretén recollir un anàlisi del funcionament de les metodologies àgils en la gestió de projectes de desenvolupament de software. Aprofundirem en la metodologia Scrum, una de les més esteses a nivell mundial per al desenvolupament de projectes àgils. Veurem com es gestiona un projecte fent servir aquesta metodologia i analitzarem què ens aporta respecte de les metodologies tradicionals de gestió de projectes. Per tal de veure-ho a la pràctica, analitzarem un projecte real plantej...

  8. A importância da implementação da gestão e metodologia Lean num operador logístico

    Dionísio, Nuno Miguel de Sousa


    No presente trabalho é pretendido efetuar uma avaliação do impacto na otimização dos processos e na cultura organizacional num operador logístico da indústria automóvel, após a implementação de metodologias Lean. A metodologia escolhida para este trabalho é a de estudo de caso único na Schnellecke Portugal, sediada junto ao Parque Industrial da Autoeuropa, que presta serviços de pré-logística e gestão de aprovisionamento, armazenamento e gestão de stocks. A atividade da empresa abrange toda a...

  9. Avaliação de Micro e Pequenas Empresas Utilizando a Metodologia Multicritério e o Método do Fluxo de Caixa Descontado

    Marcus Vinicius Andrade de Lima; Carlos Rogério Montenegro de Lima; Ademar Dutra; Ana Lúcia Miranda Lopes


    Neste artigo é apresentada uma contribuição ao método do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizando a metodologia multicritério de apoio à decisão. Essa metodologia incorpora variáveis de natureza qualitativa e subjetiva ao método tradicional do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizado na avaliação de empresas. Para ilustrar o método proposto foi realizado um estudo descritivo de natureza exploratória aplicado a um multicaso. A intervenção foi em Micro e Pequenas Empresas (MPE) do ramo químico, farmacêu...

  10. Power station instrumentation

    Power stations are characterized by a wide variety of mechanical and electrical plant operating with structures, liquids and gases working at high pressures and temperatures and with large mass flows. The voltages and currents are also the highest that occur in most industries. In order to achieve maximum economy, the plant is operated with relatively small margins from conditions that can cause rapid plant damage, safety implications, and very high financial penalties. In common with other process industries, power stations depend heavily on control and instrumentation. These systems have become particularly significant, in the cost-conscious privatized environment, for providing the means to implement the automation implicit in maintaining safety standards, improving generation efficiency and reducing operating manpower costs. This book is for professional instrumentation engineers who need to known about their use in power stations and power station engineers requiring information about the principles and choice of instrumentation available. There are 8 chapters; chapter 4 on instrumentation for nuclear steam supply systems is indexed separately. (Author)

  11. Pickering generating station

    The design, operation, and economics of the Pickering generating station are described. Pickering A comprises four 508MW(e) units and is based on the Candu system of heavy water moderated, pressurised heavy water cooled, uranium dioxide fueled, horizontal pressure tube reactor. Brief details are given of station layout and principle design parameters. Safety features are described and a brief account is given of scheduling, construction and commissioning. Operating performance is discussed. Turbine generators and auxiliaries, and the feedwater system contributed to more than half the outage time. An illustration is given of incorrect rolling operation which caused cracks in the Zr-Nb pressure tube, resulting in several leaks in Unit 3. Heavy water losses were low, as were radioactive releases. Economic features are discussed in terms of capital cost operating costs and total unit energy cost. Reference is made to Pickering B which is a 4 x 540MW(e) station, a mirror image of Pickering A, and scheduled for operation in 1980. The interest in the Pickering station being shown in many areas of the world is attributed to its simplicity, low fuel cycle cost, versatile pressure tube design features which meet requirements for safety, reliability, and maintainability. (U.K.)

  12. Space Station Final Configuration


    An artist's conception of what the final configuration of the International Space Station (ISS) will look like when it is fully built and deployed. The ISS is a multidisciplinary laboratory, technology test bed, and observatory that will provide an unprecedented undertaking in scientific, technological, and international experimentation.

  13. Galileo Station Keeping Strategy

    Perez-Cambriles, Antonio; Bejar-Romero, Juan Antonio; Aguilar-Taboada, Daniel; Perez-Lopez, Fernando; Navarro, Daniel


    This paper presents analyses done for the design and implementation of the Maneuver Planning software of the Galileo Flight Dynamics Facility. The station keeping requirements of the constellation have been analyzed in order to identify the key parameters to be taken into account in the design and implementation of the software.

  14. INTERACT Station Catalogue - 2015

    INTERACT stations are located in all major environmental envelopes of the Arctic providing an ideal platform for studying climate change and its impact on the environment and local communities. Since alpine environments face similar changes and challenges as the Arctic, the INTERACT network also...

  15. Biblis nuclear power station

    A short constructive description of the components of the Biblis nuclear power station is given here. In addition to the heat flow diagram, the coolant cycle and the turbine control system, some details of construction and reactor safety are presented. (TK/AK)

  16. Designing a Weather Station

    Roman, Harry T.


    The collection and analysis of weather data is crucial to the location of alternate energy systems like solar and wind. This article presents a design challenge that gives students a chance to design a weather station to collect data in advance of a large wind turbine installation. Data analysis is a crucial part of any science or engineering…

  17. Fessenheim nuclear power station

    The Fessenheim nuclear power plant includes two PWR type units each with net electrical output of 890MW(e). The site and layout of the station, geological features and cooling water characteristics are described. Reference is made to other aspects of the environment such as population density and agronomy. (U.K.)

  18. Electrostatic pickup station


    Electrostatic pickup station, with 4 electrodes, to measure beam position in the horizontal and vertical plane. This type is used in the transfer lines leaving the PS (TT2, TTL2, TT70). See also 8206063, where the electrode shapes are clearly visible.

  19. Hydrogen Filling Station

    Boehm, Robert F; Sabacky, Bruce; Anderson II, Everett B; Haberman, David; Al-Hassin, Mowafak; He, Xiaoming; Morriseau, Brian


    Hydrogen is an environmentally attractive transportation fuel that has the potential to displace fossil fuels. The Freedom CAR and Freedom FUEL initiatives emphasize the importance of hydrogen as a future transportation fuel. Presently, Las Vegas has one hydrogen fueling station powered by natural gas. However, the use of traditional sources of energy to produce hydrogen does not maximize the benefit. The hydrogen fueling station developed under this grant used electrolysis units and solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel. Water and electricity are furnished to the unit and the output is hydrogen and oxygen. Three vehicles were converted to utilize the hydrogen produced at the station. The vehicles were all equipped with different types of technologies. The vehicles were used in the day-to-day operation of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and monitoring was performed on efficiency, reliability and maintenance requirements. The research and demonstration utilized for the reconfiguration of these vehicles could lead to new technologies in vehicle development that could make hydrogen-fueled vehicles more cost effective, economical, efficient and more widely used. In order to advance the development of a hydrogen future in Southern Nevada, project partners recognized a need to bring various entities involved in hydrogen development and deployment together as a means of sharing knowledge and eliminating duplication of efforts. A road-mapping session was held in Las Vegas in June 2006. The Nevada State Energy Office, representatives from DOE, DOE contractors and LANL, NETL, NREL were present. Leadership from the National hydrogen Association Board of Directors also attended. As a result of this session, a roadmap for hydrogen development was created. This roadmap has the ability to become a tool for use by other road-mapping efforts in the hydrogen community. It could also become a standard template for other states or even countries to approach planning for a hydrogen

  20. Hydrogen Filling Station

    Boehm, Robert F; Sabacky, Bruce; Anderson II, Everett B; Haberman, David; Al-Hassin, Mowafak; He, Xiaoming; Morriseau, Brian


    Hydrogen is an environmentally attractive transportation fuel that has the potential to displace fossil fuels. The Freedom CAR and Freedom FUEL initiatives emphasize the importance of hydrogen as a future transportation fuel. Presently, Las Vegas has one hydrogen fueling station powered by natural gas. However, the use of traditional sources of energy to produce hydrogen does not maximize the benefit. The hydrogen fueling station developed under this grant used electrolysis units and solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel. Water and electricity are furnished to the unit and the output is hydrogen and oxygen. Three vehicles were converted to utilize the hydrogen produced at the station. The vehicles were all equipped with different types of technologies. The vehicles were used in the day-to-day operation of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and monitoring was performed on efficiency, reliability and maintenance requirements. The research and demonstration utilized for the reconfiguration of these vehicles could lead to new technologies in vehicle development that could make hydrogen-fueled vehicles more cost effective, economical, efficient and more widely used. In order to advance the development of a hydrogen future in Southern Nevada, project partners recognized a need to bring various entities involved in hydrogen development and deployment together as a means of sharing knowledge and eliminating duplication of efforts. A road-mapping session was held in Las Vegas in June 2006. The Nevada State Energy Office, representatives from DOE, DOE contractors and LANL, NETL, NREL were present. Leadership from the National hydrogen Association Board of Directors also attended. As a result of this session, a roadmap for hydrogen development was created. This roadmap has the ability to become a tool for use by other road-mapping efforts in the hydrogen community. It could also become a standard template for other states or even countries to approach planning for a hydrogen

  1. A Central Brazil GT5 Event

    Barros, L. V.; Assumpcao, M.; Caixeta, D.


    Ground-truth (GT) events, accurately located with a precision of 5 km (GT5 event) and associated travel times to regional stations are important in developing precise velocity models. The low Brazilian seismicity, with only three continental earthquakes of magnitude five in the last three decades, and the low number of seismic stations explain the difficulty to detect events at regional distances. In the world maps of GT events, Brazil appears almost empty. In Stable Continental Interiors, like Brazil, it is difficult to find an event fulfilling all the GT5 prerequisites, particularly in respect with the number of picked phases and azimuthal gaps. Recently PTS-CTBTO has organized meeting and workshops to encourage seismologists from South and Central America to cooperate with the work of identifying GT5 events in these countries, with a goal of developing a 3-dimentional velocity model for this part of the globe not covered yet like Europe and North America. As a result we studied a recent magnitude 5 event in Central Brazil detected by few regional stations. Aftershock studies with local stations, showed a fault 5 km long. Taking the mainshock epicenter as the center of fault the maximum error would be minimal, 2.5 km, assuming the events were located with zero uncertainty. The parameters depth and origin time source were precisely determined using correlations between waveforms of six events and stations corrections. The event magnitudes range from 3.5 to 5.0 (mainshock, taken as reference event) recorded by regional and local stations. Events recorded at local and regional stations were used to determine the regional station corrections. These events were located only with data from local stations, assigning to the regional stations P and S phases zero weight in order to determine residuals for each regional stations used. The stations corrections were taken as the average of the residuals at each station. Precise pickings of P and S phases for the mainshock

  2. Bioclimatic analysis and its impact within the design methodology; Analisis bioclimatico y su impacto dentro de la metodologia de diseno

    Fuentes Fleixanet, Victor A; Rodriguez Viqueira Manuel [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, Mexico, D.F(Mexico)


    This paper is a proposal for the systematization of the process of bioclimatic design, particularly in its analytical stage. It is based on the proposals of the classic researchers such as: Olgyay, Givoni and Szokolay, but also in new contributions like those of Yeang. Nevertheless, it is about a methodology adapted to the specific requirements of teaching and research that are carried out in the Bioclimatic Design Laboratory of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco Unit. What is presented here is a part of a very ample research project that intends to develop or to structure a design methodology that incorporates the environmental variables related to man and architecture: of course, with the objective of facilitating the designer work so that the final architectonic product has a more harmonic response to the environment, offers conditions of integral well- being to its occupants and be is efficient in the handling of the resources. It also looks for the definition of the necessary analysis, design and evaluation tools, necessary in order that the application of the methodology is clear, simple and can be carried out by any designer, even if he does not have a wide knowledge of bioclimatic design. [Spanish] Este trabajo es una propuesta para la sistematizacion del proceso de diseno bioclimatico, particularmente en su etapa analitica. Se basa en las propuestas de los investigadores clasicos como: Olgyay, Givoni y Szokolay, pero tambien en nuevas aportaciones como las de Yeang. Sin embargo se trata de una metodologia adaptada a los requerimientos especificos de docencia e investigacion que se llevan a cabo en el Laboratorio de Diseno Bioclimatico de la Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Unidad Azcapotzalco. Lo que aqui se presenta forma parte de un proyecto de investigacion muy amplio que pretende, desarrollar o estructurar una metodologia de diseno que incorpore las variables ambientales relacionadas con el hombre y la arquitectura: desde luego, con

  3. Metodologias Inovadoras para Gestão de Projetos: Modelo Referencial para Implantação da Itilv3 através da Metodologia Prince2: Estudo de Caso

    Ricardo Leonardo Rovai


    Full Text Available Resumo: Metodologias tradicionais para gerenciamento de projetos já não dão conta de projetos onde fatores como complexidade, riscos, restrições de recursos, prioridade de prazo, geração de valor para o negócio, alinhamento estratégico constituem-se em partes intrínsecas do problema gerencial. A ITIL surge como uma estrutura de referencial para a padronização tecnológica inteligente da área de tecnologia da informação. Grandes empresas globais e muitas empresas nos países emergentes estão adotando a ITIL para efetuar as mudanças em tecnologia da informação numa tentativa de colocar a área de tecnologia da informação a serviço negócio, estrategicamente alinha às diretrizes e prioridades de crescimento corporativo. Muitas empresas têm implantado a ITIL através dos pressupostos, ferramentas e técnicas da metodologia PRINCE2 para gerenciamento de projetos com sucesso. Este fato deve-se em muitos casos ao foco da estrutura conceitual PRINCE2 no alinhamento estratégico de TI aos objetivos do negócio e este fato coincide com um dos principais objetivos da ITIL e desta forma implantar a ITIL através do PRINCE2 tem sido uma estratégia assertiva e de sucesso. Demonstrar este vínculo dinâmico entre ambas as estruturas de conhecimento é um dos principais objetivos deste artigo.DOI:10.5585/gep.v4i2.143

  4. Battery charging stations

    Bergey, M.


    This paper discusses the concept of battery charging stations (BCSs), designed to service rural owners of battery power sources. Many such power sources now are transported to urban areas for recharging. A BCS provides the opportunity to locate these facilities closer to the user, is often powered by renewable sources, or hybrid systems, takes advantage of economies of scale, and has the potential to provide lower cost of service, better service, and better cost recovery than other rural electrification programs. Typical systems discussed can service 200 to 1200 people, and consist of stations powered by photovoltaics, wind/PV, wind/diesel, or diesel only. Examples of installed systems are presented, followed by cost figures, economic analysis, and typical system design and performance numbers.

  5. Railway Station Facilities in Rural and Urban Services Based on Observation and User Feedback

    Mohd Masirin Mohd Idrus


    Full Text Available Public transport is one of the facilities available in Malaysia. Overwhelming demand from the community has demanded public transport as an alternative for some people to do their daily activities. The increasing of Malaysian population brought many problems to the environment especially traffic congestion problem. The Government spends a lot of money to overcome this problem [10]. Public transport has been upgraded to ensure user comfort. Most people in the city are more interested in using railway transport as traffic congestion and travel time accuracy is better than other public transport [1, 5]. To influence public demand, the facilities available at the train station should be complete [3, 5]. The choice of location for the study are Batu Gajah station (station 1 and Kluang station (station 2 for rural services while Bandar Tasik Selatan station (station 3 and KL Central station (station 4 for urban services. The results of this study showed that, based on data and information obtained from field survey work and the feedback questionnaires from users, basic facilities at railway stations surveyed for urban and rural services can be identified and listed. An analysis of the status of the facilities at railway stations can be established through the safety of passengers and observations in the field. The facilities available at the urban service station are more complete than in rural service station. Facilities at railway station should be improved to attract people using the facilities.

  6. Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) Stations

    Department of Homeland Security — The data included in the GIS Traffic Stations Version database have been assimilated from station description files provided by FHWA for Weigh-in-Motion (WIM), and...

  7. Weigh-in-Motion Stations

    Department of Homeland Security — The data included in the GIS Traffic Stations Version database have been assimilated from station description files provided by FHWA for Weigh-in-Motion (WIM), and...

  8. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Stations

    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — EMS Locations in Kansas The EMS stations dataset consists of any location where emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are stationed or based out of, or where...

  9. The nuclear power station

    The processes taking place in a nuclear power plant and the dangers arising from a nuclear power station are described. The means and methods of controlling, monitoring, and protecting the plant and things that can go wrong are presented. There is also a short discourse on the research carried out in the USA and Germany, aimed at assessing the risks of utilising nuclear energy by means of the incident tree analysis and probability calculations. (DG)

  10. Shippingport station communications program

    The author discusses how the communications program for the Shippingport Atomic Power Station has a long history. It can be traced as far back as 1953, when the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) awarded a contract to Westinghouse Electric to design the nuclear portion of a power plant for electric utility use. During May of the next year, President Eisenhower initiated groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of the commercial atomic power plant at Shippingport, Pennsylvania