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NESC0527 HERMES

HERMES, Regional Release of Radionuclides from Reactor Plant Operation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  HERMES
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
HERMES NESC0527/02 Tested 11-FEB-1992

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0527/02 UNIVAC 1108 DEC VAX 8810
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

The  HERMES model  calculates
the  regional radionuclide  releases  and  radiation dose  to  the
populace in  a given  year arising from  the operation  of nuclear
facilities to  meet electrical generation  demands within  a given
study region.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

The following  are
all approximate dimension restrictions -
   12 time-periods (months)
   50 radionuclides
  200 radionuclide sources (nuclear sites)
  300 receptor locations
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The HERMES model consists  of ten submodels
designed to  be executed sequentially,  but each of  the submodels
may be  used individually to  study a  given aspect of  the events
leading to dose.  Running time of  each submodel varies from about
one minute to an hour depending on the submodel and the complexity
of the problem.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

This program provides a regional
analysis  of  radiation  dose from  the  nuclear  power  industry,
permitting evaluation of the resultant  effects of operating large
numbers of nuclear facilities.  Options  in component codes of the
program  permit consideration  of  a  variety of  radiation  waste
treatment systems.   Dose evaluations may  be obtained  in varying
detail.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0527/02 11-FEB-1992 Screened
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC0527/02, included references:
- HERMES Control Cards
  ACC Programming Note 74-6, (September 7, 1973).
- J.F. Fletcher and W.L. Dotson:
  HERMES - A Digital Computer Code for Estimating Regional
  Radiological Effects from the Nuclear Power Industry
  HEDL-TME-71-168 (December 1971).
- UNIVAC System Descriptions for NTRAN, ETIME, ETIMEF, and DOY.
- Sample Problem Output Listings.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

65K   memory  and   a   magnetic  drum   or
alternative device for storage of large amounts of data.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0527/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:   CSCX.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

  Most
of the  submodels of HERMES  would require very  little conversion
effort to  execute on  other computers,  although those  submodels
requiring  drum devices  for storage  of data  would require  more
effort.  Assembly language  routines are  used for  timing, input-
output unit  assignments, and  similar activities.   Several calls
are  made  to  subroutine  SETDAR.   This  subroutine  dynamically
allocates storage  for arrays  and must be  supplied by  the user.
Sample problem  input decks for  RADREL, ARTRAN and  WTRAN contain
UNIVAC1108 control statements  which have a multiple  7-8 punch in
column  1.   For  distribution  using   Center  equipment  it  was
necessary to  modify such  statements; the  multiple 7-8  punch in
column 1 was replaced by a multiple 12-1 punch, a letter A.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

                 B. W. Bentley, W. E. Black, W. L. Dotson,
                 J. F. Fletcher, D. R. Haffner, L. D. Jacobson,
                 D. E. Peterson and K. R. Wise
                 Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory
                 Westinghouse Hanford Company
                 P. O. Box 1970
                 Richland, Washington  99352
                 J. K. Soldat
                 Pacific Northwest Laboratories
                 Battelle
                 P. O. Box 999
                 Richland, Washington  99352
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0527/02
File name File description Records
NESC0527_02.001 Information file 98
NESC0527_02.002 Documentation 480
NESC0527_02.003 SITE FORTRAN source program 173
NESC0527_02.004 SITE sample problem input 35
NESC0527_02.005 MOPOSH FORTRAN source program 427
NESC0527_02.006 MOPOSH sample problem input 33
NESC0527_02.007 RADREL FORTRAN source program 563
NESC0527_02.008 RADREL sample problem input 46
NESC0527_02.009 RADREL DUMP FORTRAN source 245
NESC0527_02.010 RADREL DUMP sample problem input 1
NESC0527_02.011 DOSIS FORTRAN source program 1355
NESC0527_02.012 DOSIS sample problem input 5
NESC0527_02.013 REPARE FORTRAN source program 1672
NESC0527_02.014 REPARE sample problem input 5
NESC0527_02.015 TRANS FORTRAN source program 259
NESC0527_02.016 FIGURE FORTRAN source program 338
NESC0527_02.017 ARTRAN FORTRAN source program 1763
NESC0527_02.018 ARTRAN FORTRAN METEOR subroutine 25
NESC0527_02.019 ARTRAN S.P.I. (namelist and meteorol. data) 126
NESC0527_02.020 WTRAN FORTRAN source program 2319
NESC0527_02.021 WTRAN sample problem input tape 5 40
NESC0527_02.022 WTRAN sample problem input tape 24 212
NESC0527_02.023 WTRAN aux. progr. for back ground concentr. 430
NESC0527_02.024 DOSE FORTRAN source program 3280
NESC0527_02.025 DOSE sample problem input 1315
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17. CATEGORIES
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: dose rates, power plants, radiation effects, reactor safety.