The Instrumentation and Control Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear
facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with
the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of instrumentation and control
systems. The handbook includes information on temperature, pressure, flow, and level detection
systems; position indication systems; process control systems; and radiation detection principles.
Forty years ago, Congress asked the National Academies Committee on
Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP)—the only joint policy
committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of
Engineering, and Institute of Medicine—to look at the relationship between basic
research and national goals. That request, from the House Committee on Science
and Astronautics in 1964, resulted in the report Basic Research and National Goals.
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their
diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures
approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this
independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the
institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that
the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and
responsiveness to the study charge.
Assessment: Several differences in lung anatomy and
physiology place infants at theoretically greater risk than
older children for respiratory failure. Despite this,
respiratory failure is rare in infancy. Close monitoring,
using a combination of the parameters other than PEF
(Chapter 4, Component 4: Figure 4.4-1), will permit a
fairly accurate assessment. Breathlessness sufficiently
severe to prevent feeding is an important symptom of
impending respiratory failure.
Oxygen saturation, which should be measured in infants
by pulse oximetry, is normally greater than 95 percent.
This document presents the operational
framework chosen by the Eurosystem* for the
single monetary policy in the euro area. The
document, which forms part of the Eurosystem’s
legal framework for monetary policy instruments
and procedures, is intended to serve as the
“General Documentation” on the monetary
policy instruments and procedures of the
Eurosystem, and is aimed, in particular, at
providing counterparties with the information
they need in relation to the Eurosystem’s
monetary policy framework....
Some larger non-Planned Parenthood facilities report that they could serve some of the
patients who would be lost if Planned Parenthood clinics are excluded. However, they
are generally at, or close to, the limits of their capacity and will not be able to expand
much, if at all, due to other resource or staffing constraints. There is no evidence that
they are prepared to sustain the very large caseload increases that would be required to
fill the gaps left after Planned Parenthood affiliates are excluded.
Many organizations and individuals played a role in the preparation of this report, and although it is not
possible to cite all of them, several deserve particular mention.
O. B. Hemeng and Baffour Asafo-Adjei of the Crops Research Institute (CRI) embraced the proposal
to carry out the study and offered the use of CRI staff and facilities. Nana Koranteng and Mark
Mostovac of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA-Ghana) were instrumental in
mobilizing financial support from CIDA.
Other participants from key agencies were instrumental in setting up some of the practical aspects
of the workshop. This included the strategic placement of posters, display of juvenile fish in
aquaria, organisation of vehicles and accommodation and the preparation of ingredients and feed
making facilities at HAQDEC.
As far as possible, hand-outs and other workshop materials were prepared and shipped in advance
from NSW DPI Port Fisheries Centre (PSFC). NSW DPI also provided two computers and an
electronic projector for use at the workshop.
Two types of bills currently exist on the Serbian financial market: T-bills issued by
the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia, and NBS bills, issued by the
National Bank of Serbia. The main idea behind these financial instruments is to facil-
itate the development of the financial market in Serbia. This is in accordance with the
monetary policy of the National Bank of Serbia, but also an important aspect of the
economic restructuring program. Nevertheless, both types of bills are currently trad-
ed only on the primary market.
Marschall and Flessa Health Economics Review 2011, 1:5 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/5
Efficiency of primary care in rural Burkina Faso. A two-stage DEA analysis
Paul Marschall* and Steffen Flessa
Background: Providing health care services in Africa is hampered by severe scarcity of personnel, medical supplies and financial funds. Consequently, managers of health care institutions are called to measure and improve the efficiency of their facilities in order to provide the best possible services with their resources.
Federal funds are the heart of the money market in the sense that they are the core of the overnight market
for credit in the United States. Moreover, current and expected interest rates on federal funds are the basic
rates to which all other money market rates are anchored. Understanding the federal funds market requires,
above all, recognizing that its general character has been shaped by Federal Reserve policy. From the
beginning, Federal Reserve regulatory rulings have encouraged the market's growth.
Also during the ’80s and ’90s, the university’s physical plant grew. Total campus acreage
doubled, square footage of buildings increased and significant new facilities were added,
including Carol Grotnes Belk Library, featuring 75,000 square feet with more than 250
computers, networked study rooms and multimedia and audiovisual stations; Dalton
L. McMichael Sr.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of the World Bank group - has
already been working for several years on how to galvanize institutional investors around the issues of
climate change and investment in poor countries.
The organisation is looking at instruments - whether
funds or funding facilities - that can combine the IFC‟s ability to source projects, know the investment
landscape and risks in developing countries and bring projects to the table for potential P8 investment.
Circuit connections to the DAQ require a cable and a facility for connecting to individual pins.
An efficient system is based on a National Instruments Connector Block (CB-68LP) and a basic
circuit board as shown here.
Connections to the circuit board from the connector block are made one time. The two
resistors of the circuit are connected to output channels 0 and 1, respecively. Thus, for
example, Chan0_out, as noted, is dedicated to the top strip on the circuit board. The bottom
top strip is associated with Chan0_in, and so forth....
The aim of this Country Brief for Zimbabwe is to update the Board of Directors on recent developments in Zimbabwe as well as serve as a programming instrument for the Bank’s intervention in the country in 2011-13. The Bank has supported Zimbabwe’s recovery over the past two years in line with the recommendations made in the Country Brief 2009/10 (ADF/BD/WP/2010/Approval) that was approved by the Board of Directors in 2010.