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FEASIBILITY STUDY INTENDED FOR COMPUTERIZED MOTORISATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION II TECHNICAL SUPPORT PART Fred N. Stephens, Bill F. Morris, George T. Barton, Jr., and Eugene R. Fisher MS particular date: February 9, 1978
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Abstract... 'вЂў: вЂў. -.; 1 Advantages 1 Quest of Location II I How Region II Meets Its-Mission 2 Planning. two Preliminary Investigation, 3 Field Work 3 Laboratory Job, Data, and Reports several Function of the Technical Support Part.. 3 Examines 3 Label of Responsibility four Information and Data Circulation, Chain of Custody, Documents, and Reports 4 Methods to Automation some Scope and Constraints: four Goals of the Technical Support Branch 5 Musical instruments for Software 5 Tools Selected to get Automation six The Study Strategy, Job Organizing, Coordination, and Automation of Sample Managing Activities several Proposed Devices for Fulfilling the Requirements with the Technical Support Part Laboratory on the lookout for Option 1 .. ' 11 Option two 11 Alternative 3 U Cost-Benefit Research:...... 11 Launch 11 Basis for the Analysis II Comparison of Costs and Benefits 11 Costs and Benefits Relative to Pay out Time and Program Life 13 Summary from the Cost-Benefit Research 13 Recommendations 14 Appendix A. Information of the Suggested Optional Motorisation Systems 15 Option one particular: Standard EPA Automation System вЂ” Info General Laptop 15 Computer and Peripherals 15 Laboratory-Instrument Interfaces 16 Software seventeen Option 2: Standard EPA System with Communication to a PDP-11 SFC 17 Choice 3: Clinical Automation Utilizing a PDP-11 with Communication to a PDP-11 to get SFC 18 Appendix B. Details of One time Costs for Three Systems 19 Computer and Peripherals nineteen Terminals 19 Sinch. Mainly because each examine or study may be different, much effort is needed to set up and provide the laboratory and plan the required review tests. For example , when the Specialized SupВ interface Branch discipline team arrives at the study web page, they will build the mobile phone laboratory, make reagents and glassware, and run first standard checks
to be certain the methods and instruments will be functioning properly. Region 2 maintains a single Mobile Clinical at Edison and one particular at Rochester ', loath are used on-site to monitor bacteriological adjustments, biological air demand, pH, total suspended solids, and also other time-sensitive assessments. There is also an Air Mobile Laboratory at Edison that contains instruments to get the examination of T 0, NO>, oxidants, methane and nonmethane hydrocarВ bons, CO, and a tape sampler intended for particulates in air. The info is collected on a Wang 600 and reduced in the tape on a second Wang 600 pertaining to printout of hourly averages and other data on a typewriter. 2
Lab Work, Data, and Reviews Field info is joined on the Discipline Data Linen, which corresponds to a laboratory number mounted on the test sample. Sample amounts are matched against the descriptors and guidelines in the field, about receipt with the laboratory, through each analyst. Preliminary reviews are given to the...