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ESTS0764 PCDOSE.

PCDOSE-ESTSC, Radioactive Dose Assessment and NRC Verification

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  PCDOSE: Radioactive Dose Assessment and NRC Verification of Licensee Dose Calculation.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
PCDOSE-ESTSC ESTS0764/01 Arrived 06-AUG-2001

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
ESTS0764/01 IBM PC
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

PCDOSE was developed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to perform calculations to determine radioactive dose due to the annual averaged offsite release of liquid and gaseoues effluent by U.S. commercial nuclear power facilities. Using NRC approved dose assessment methodologies,  it acts as an inspector's tool for verifying the compliance of the facility's dose assessment software. PCDOSE duplicates the calculations of the GASPAR II mainframe code as well as calculations using the methodologies of Reg. Guide 1.109 Rev. 1 and NUREG-0133 by optional choice.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

PCDOSE uses spreadsheet models of the dose assessment mathematical equations. The results appear in table format.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  PCDOSE requires Lotus 1-2-3 software.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

A typical gas particulate problem took 20 seconds to execute on an IBM PS/2 Model 70 running MS-DOS 6.2. Faster execution times are obviously expected on faster machines. The liquid and noble gas modules ran at five seconds and two seconds respectively for maximum cases. Problem set up time is dependent on  the amount of input data required. Maximum size gas particles problems may require setup times of up to 30 minutes, liquid problems may require setup times of up to 15 minutes, and noble gas  problems may require up to 5 minutes to setup.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
ESTS0764/01 06-AUG-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

- Preparation of Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications for
  Nuclear Power Plants: A Guidance Manual for Users of Standard
  Technical Specifications
  NUREG-0133 (October 1978)
- Calculations of Annual Doses to Man from Routine Release of
Reactor Effluence for the Purpose of Evaluating compliance with 10    CFR 50, Appendix I, Regulatory Guide 1.109, Rev. 1 (October 1977)
- GASPAR II - Technical Reference and User Guide
  (RSIC Code Package CCC-0643)
  NUREG/CR-4653 (December 1986)
ESTS0764/01, included references:
- T.S. Bohn:
  The PCDOSE rev.1 Users Guide
  EGG-ESQ-11351 (May 1991)
- T.S. Bohn et al.:
  Comparison of the PCDOSE and GASPAR II Codes
  EGG-PHY-8735 (October 1989)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements include an IBM PC or compatible. For maximum operation, a minimum of 400 K available conventional memory, a Math co-processor, and 2 MB of EMS memory are recommended. PCDOSE uses approximately 2.5 MB of disk space.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED

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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  MS-DOS.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

           T.S. Bohn
           Lockheed Idaho Technology Inc.,
           Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
ESTS0764/01
load module      mag tapePCDOSEZP.EXE Executable file               LODTP
test-case data   mag tapeINSTALL.BAT Batch file                     DATTP
miscellaneous    mag tapeHELP4.TXT Information file                 MISTP
miscellaneous    mag tapeREADME.RSI Information file                MISTP
test-case data   mag tapeHARDCOPY.BAT Batch file                    DATTP
report                   EGG-ESQ-11351 (May 1991)                   REPPT
report                   EGG-PHY-8735 (October 1989)                REPPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: doses, gaseous wastes, radioactive effluents, radioactive release.