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NESC0919 SALE.

SALE, Quality Control of Analytical Chemical Measurements

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SALE.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SALE NESC0919/01 Tested 20-MAY-1985

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0919/01 IBM 360 series IBM 3081
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory Evaluation (SALE) program is a statistical analysis program written to analyze the data received from laboratories participating in the SALE quality control and evaluation program. The system is aimed at identifying and reducing analytical chemical  measurement errors. Samples of well-characterized materials are distributed to laboratory participants at periodic intervals for determination of uranium or plutonium concentration and isotopic distributions. The results of these determinations are statistically evaluated and participants are informed of the accuracy and precision of their results.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

Various statistical techniques produce the SALE output. Assuming an unbalanced nested design, an analysis of variance is performed, resulting in a test of significance for time  and analyst effects. A trend test is performed. Both within- laboratory and between-laboratory standard deviations are calculated.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Up to 1500 pieces of data for each nuclear material sampled by a maximum of 75 laboratories may be analyzed.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Seven seconds of IBM 3033 CPU time were required to execute the sample problem.
NESC0919/01
NEA-DB executed the test case on IBM 3081K in 4 seconds of CPU time.
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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
NESC0919/01 20-MAY-1985 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- SALE, NESC No. 919.360, SALE Tape Description
  National Energy Software Center Note 82-72, August 3, 1982.
NESC0919/01, included references:
- D.J. Carroll, W.J. Bush and C.A. Dolan:
  SALE: Safeguards Analytical Laboratory Evaluation Computer Code.
  ANCR-1316  (September 1976)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  380 Kbytes of memory are required for execution.
NESC0919/01
The test case was run on IBM 3081K in 364K bytes of main storage.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0919/01 FORTRAN+ASSEMBLER
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  OS/360.
NESC0919/01
The test case was run on IBM 3081K under MVS-SP.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

The
plot option requires graphics routines not included in the SALE package. The INEL library and IGS (Integrated Graphics System) routines SYMBL4, SUBJEG, OBJCTG, SETSMG, GETMSG, PAGEG, EXITG, LEGNDG, MLTPLG, NUMBRG, GRIDG, LABELG, and TITLEG will have to be replaced with suitable alternatives for the local environment.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

W.J. Bush and C.D. Gentillon*
EG&G Idaho, Inc.
P. O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415, U.S.A.
* Contact
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0919/01
File name File description Records
NESC0919_01.001 INFORMATION FILE 50
NESC0919_01.002 SALE SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN) 2924
NESC0919_01.003 SALE SOURCE PROGRAM (ASSEMBLER) 79
NESC0919_01.004 SALE JCL TO RUN THE TEST CASE 29
NESC0919_01.005 SALE TEST CASE CONTROL INPUT DATA 84
NESC0919_01.006 SALE TEST CASE PROBLEM INPUT DATA 1485
NESC0919_01.007 SALE TEST CASE PRINTED OUTPUT 3715
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17. CATEGORIES
  • U. Chemistry

Keywords: chemical analysis, data analysis, evaluation, performance testing, plutonium, quality control, sampling, statistics, uranium.