Data Quality Assurance Controls Through the WIPP in Situ Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management System

by Darrell E. Munson, Sandia Natl Lab, United States,
John R. Ball, Sandia Natl Lab, United States,
Robert L. Jones, Sandia Natl Lab, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


Assurance of data quality for the in situ tests fielded at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is of critical importance. These tests supply the information for development and verification of the technology required for construction of a radioactive waste repository in bedded salt. The tests are some of the largest ever fielded in an underground facility. To assure that the extensive output generated by the tests is compatible with the high standards of quality required, a major project task was undertaken for the acquisition, control, and preservation of all the associated in situ test databases, with the principal emphasis on the very large thermal/structural in situ tests. In order to accomplish this task the WIPP In Situ Data Acquisition, Analysis , and Management (WISDAAM) System was put into place. The system provides for quality control of the test databases and certified test data throughout the duration of the tests.

Subject Headings: Data collection | Information management | System analysis | Systems management | Quality control | Field tests | Radioactive wastes | Underground storage

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