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Gilbert Zigler Papers, 1962-2014

By Anna Dvorak and Anne Bahde

Collection Overview

Title: Gilbert Zigler Papers, 1962-2014

Predominant Dates: 1970-2000

ID: MSS Zigler

Primary Creator: Zigler, G. (Gilbert) (1945-2014)

Extent: 5.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Gilbert Zigler Collection is arranged in three series: 1. Three Mile Island, 1970-2009; 2. Technical Publications, 1962-2013; and 3. Ephemera, 1965-2014.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Gilbert Zigler Papers document the career of Gilbert "Gil" Zigler, a nuclear engineer who specialized in reactor safety and monitoring. The collection is comprised of items collected during his education at the United States Air Force’s Institute of Technology and career as a reactor diagnostic engineer, spanning from 1962-2014.

The collection includes scientific publications, reference materials, notes, and memorabilia from his career, and highlights Zigler's professional expertise primarily through documents relating to his role in diagnosing and solving problems during the Three Mile Island reactor incident. Much of the collection addresses the field of reactor safety in its various applications and aspects.

Scope and Content Notes

The Gilbert Zigler Papers consist of materials documenting the career of Gil Zigler as a reactor diagnostic engineer, and his role in the development in the field of noise and vibration monitoring systems in reactors. The collection includes materials from his personal life as well as professional career, while the majority of items are printed materials collected during his career.

These materials represent his work in the field of nuclear reactor safety, and reactor vibration and noise monitoring systems. The collection documents the depth of Zigler’s involvement in the development of these fields, and underscores his involvement in the professional organizations Symposium on Reactor Noise (SMORN) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The bulk of the items consist of articles and other published items by individuals, including Zigler, or organizations, such as Babcock & Wilcox or the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Of particular note are Zigler's notes on improvements to emergency preparedness and technical support for future nuclear power plant accidents. These improvements are included in Zigler’s collected “TMI-II Gems” under the title “Recommendations for Improved Readiness for Future Nuclear Incidents.” This collection further includes papers written by Zigler and others on the accident and its aftermath, data and notes collected as Zigler assessed the problem with the reactor unit, and correspondence concerning Zigler’s work on the TMI-II unit accident. The bulk of the collection is in Series 2.  A small volume of electronic records are available in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room or upon request.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Gilbert Lenk Zigler was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1945. He was the son of Brazilian swimmer and World Record Holder, Maria Lenk Zigler, and Daniel G. Zigler, who was originally from Bisbee, Arizona. When he was 18 he moved to the United States to pursue a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and completed his master's in Nuclear Engineering through their Institute of Technology in 1969. After completing his master's, he continued with the USAF working on the safety analysis of the reactors housed in the Pioneer 10 and 11 deep space probes, which were launched in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Each probe contained four SNAP-19 radioisotopic thermoelectric generators (RTGs). These two space probes sought to achieve escape velocity in order to leave the solar system to encounter Jupiter and Saturn. Pioneer 10 and 11 laid the groundwork for the Voyager probes to study the outer solar system later that decade.

When Zigler left the USAF in 1973, he went to work for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) as a reactor diagnostic engineer where he helped design and oversee the construction of seven different pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Two of these reactors were at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. This began his career in the nuclear power industry, where he focused on the development of a noise and vibration monitoring system for reactors. When he left B&W in 1977, he continued his career working as a scientist at Science Applications Inc., located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and was eventually hired on with Science and Engineering Associates Inc., of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1984.

A defining feature of his career was his involvement with the incident at the second unit at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. On March 28, 1979, a cooling malfunction at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station triggered a partial core meltdown in the #2 reactor (TMI-II). The resulting emergency was later classified as the most significant accident in U. S. commercial power plant history, and registered as a "nuclear accident with wider consequences" on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station consisted of two Babcock & Wilcox designed pressurized water reactors. Due to his experience with Babcock & Wilcox reactors, Zigler was called in to assess the problems at the Three Mile Island TMI-II reactor just hours after the reactor started malfunctioning. Zigler’s expertise with B&W reactors led to him providing a diagnosis for the malfunctioning unit and he contributed to the successful shutdown of the TMI-II reactor unit. After leaving Pennsylvania and with the encouragement of the director of the Division of Systems Safety of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Roger Mattson, Zigler put his thoughts and experiences at the reactor into words in “Recommendations for Improved Readiness for Future Nuclear Incidents.” He also co-authored “TMI-2 On-Site Monitoring and Diagnostic Measurements Using Noise Analysis,” the summary report for the President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. The incident at TMI-II would continue to play a role in future publications and professional suggestions as he advocated for emergency response preparation.

Along with the reactors he helped develop with Babcock &Wilcox, Zigler also helped design the diagnostic systems in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. This reactor contributed to the development of fusion technology. He also participated in six underground nuclear weapons tests including Pre-Direct Course, Diamond Beech, Mission Ghost, Misty Rain, and Minor Scale. He provided technical support to Tokyo Electric Power following the Fukushima Daiichi accident. As the reactors he had worked on aged, Zigler continued to play a role in diagnosing strainer clogging issues and assessing aging reactors.

His participation in professional organizations is notable. Zigler was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for almost 40 years. He was a charter member of ASME’s Vibration Monitoring subcommittee and Loose Parts Monitoring Subgroup, and served on the operations and maintenance committee helping to develop new and revised codes for the ASME. Certificates of professional commemoration underscore the role he played in the ASME and Symposium on Reactor Noise (SMORN). As a member of the Steering Committee for the Risk-Based Inservice Testing Research Project, he was commended for his “diligent service and unselfish devotion.” He received accolades for his help in the development of “Operation & Maintenance: Part 12, Loose Part Monitoring in LWR Power Plants.” In 2013, he was made a Fellow of ASME to recognize the exceptional engineering achievements and contributions he made to the engineering profession.

Author: Zigler Family and Anna Dvorak

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 7 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 21 photographs; 5 sound recordings; 1 motion picture film; 28.4 Mbytes (2 files)

Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center by Drea Zigler in 2015.

Related Materials: A number of other collections have materials relating to nuclear reactor development and monitoring. The Eugene Starr Papers (MSS Starr), Series 3: Nuclear Power, contains materials generated as part of Starr's membership on the Atomic Energy Commission's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs showing some of the earliest debates about reactor construction, building, and siting. The Starr Papers also contain one folder on the Three Mile Island incident. The History of Atomic Energy Book Collection also contains a number of publications on the Three Mile Island incident.  The History of Atomic Energy book collection contains a number of items related to reactor development, as well as Three Mile Island. The Theodore Rockwell Papers (MSS Rockwell) contain materials on the development of the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. The Paul Persiani Papers (MSS Persiani) contain some material on different reactor types. The Leonard Maki Nuclear Power Collection (MSS Maki) deals with nuclear power primarily in SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) systems. Radiation exposure is a primary theme of the Barton C. Hacker Papers (MSS HackerB) and parts of the Theodore Rockwell Papers. Documentation of reactor development and maintenance at Oregon State can be found in the Chih Wang Papers (MSS Wang), the John Ringle Papers (MSS Ringle), and the Radiation Center Records (RG 202).

Preferred Citation: Gilbert Zigler Papers (MSS Zigler), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Zigler, G. (Gilbert) (1945-2014)

People, Places, and Topics

Babcock & Wilcox Company
Boiling water reactors.
Emergency core cooling systems
History of Science
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nuclear power plants--Accidents--Pennsylvania
Nuclear reactors--United States--Safety measures.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pressurized water reactors
Radiation--Health aspects.
Radiation--Safety measures.
Science and Engineering Associates
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
United States. Air Force
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Compact discs.
Digital moving image formats.
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Three Mile Island, 1970-2009
Series 1 includes four cassettes of reactor noise recordings from  the TMI-I unit early in its operation, a commemorative certificate, and related printed items from Zigler’s work at TMI, the bulk of which is from after the incident. These collected items include a scrapbook and assorted newspaper articles from the US and Brazil, which were titled by Zigler as “House Papers.” Articles in the scrapbook are predominantly from the Oak Ridger and the Knoxville News-Sentinel, ranging in date from March 30, 1979, to June 7, 1979. “House Papers” includes original correspondence from Nuclear Regulatory Commision and Electric Power Research Institute, a copied info sheet, Brazilian news clippings, a clipping from Der Spiegel dated April 3-9, 1979, along with other articles predominantly ranging in date from April 17, 1979, to March 27, 1981.
Box-Folder 1.1: Reactor Noise Cassettes, 1974-1975
Four cassette tapes and note of explanation for Three Mile Island reactor vessel noise
Box-Folder 1.2: TMI Ephemera, 1970-2009
Items pertaining to Zigler's work at Three Mile Island before and after the 1979 accident. Includes name badges, SAI Inc. newsletter, correspondence, and 30th anniversary DVD set.
Box-Folder 1.3: "TMI-II Gems", 1979
Collected materials pertaining to Three Mile Island and Zigler's work as a safety consultant for the TMI-II incident. Includes hand-written notes, charts, graphs, and data collected during the days following the accident. Also includes memoranda, correspondence, Babcock & Wilcox reports, and other summaries or analyses of the TMI-II incident.
Box-Folder 1.4: "House Papers", 1979
News clippings and materials related to TMI and the 1979 accident. Some appear to be collected in Brazil by Zigler's mother.  Includes originals of correspondence found elsewhere in the collection.
Box-Folder 1.5: News Clippings, 1979
Newspapers and clipped articles from the Harrisburg Patriot and Time
Box-Folder 1.6: News Clippings, 1979
Newspapers and clipped articles predominately from the Oak Ridger
Box-Folder 1.7: News Clippings, 1979
Newspapers and clipped articles predominately from the Oak Ridger
Box-Folder 1.8: News Clippings, 1979-1981
Newspapers and clipped articles predominately from the Oak Ridger
Box-Folder 6.1: Three Mile Island Scrapbook, 1975-1979
Scrapbook containing clipped newspaper articles predominately from the Oak Ridger and Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Box-Folder 6.2: Three Mile Island Certificate, 1979
Mounted commemorative Three Mile Island photo
Series 2: Technical Publications, 1962-2013
Series 2 contains technical publications loosely grouped by theme, including documents covering the United States Air Force’s work with reactor safety and reactors in space; reports, papers, and training materials by Zigler and others concerning loose parts and vibration monitoring, and debris in water reactors; professional conference materials including abstracts, presentations, and bound conference proceedings from SMORN and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); catalogs from industry suppliers like Unhotlz-Dickie, Babcock & Wilcox, and Siemens; a film from Sandia Labs concerning the Pioneer Capsule; and additional assorted papers and publications by Zigler and others.
Box-Folder 1.9: U.S. Department of Commerce Handbooks, 1962-1963
Two booklets, including "Handbook 68: Maximum Permissible Body Burdens and Maximum Permissible Concentrations of Radionuclides in Air and in Water for Occupational Exposure," and "Handbook 84: Radiation Quantities and Units."
Box-Folder 1.10: "SNAP: Nuclear Space Reactors," Corliss, 1966
One of a series on "Understanding the Atom" published by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission / Division of Technical Information.
Box-Folder 1.11: "Nuclear Space Borne Power Supply Systems," Zigler, 1967
Paper produced as part of the AFROTC Military Honors Program.
Box-Folder 1.12: "Technical Nuclear Safety Evaluation for the Ground Test Reactor," Whittenberger, et. al., 1969
Produced under the heading "Air Force Weapons Laboratory Air Force Systems Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico."
Box-Folder 1.13: "Nuclear Systems Safety Design Manual", 1970
An Air Force Systems Command Manual, number AFSCM 122-1.
Box-Folder 1.14: "Technical Nuclear Safety Analysis for Liquid Hydrogen Experiments in the Ground Test Reactor," Dunn, et. al., 1971
Produced under the heading "Air Force Weapons Laboratory Air Force Systems Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico." Includes related meeting minutes.
Box-Folder 1.15: "Technical Nuclear Safety Analysis for Pioneer F Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators and Radioisotopic Heater Units," Zigler, et. al., 1971
Produced under the heading "Air Force Weapons Laboratory Air Force Systems Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico."
Box-Folder 1.16: "Transit Technical Nuclear Safety Evaluation", 1972
Safety evaluation for Transit, a Navy navigation satellite.
Box-Folder 1.17: "Workbook for Predicting Pressure Wave and Fragment Effects of Exploding Propellant Tanks and Gas Storage Vessels," W. E. Baker, et. al., 1977
NASA Contractor Report 134906.
Box-Folder 1.18: "Voyager-Analysis and Risk Assessment," Anderson, et. al., 1978
Teledyne Energy Systems, Final Report.
Box-Folder 1.19: "U.S. Radioisotope Generator, Space Operating Experience," Bennett, et. al., 1983
Presented at "Energy for the Marketplace," the 18th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference.
Box-Folder 1.20: "SP-100 Reference Flight System: System Design Review," Volume 1, 1988
Agenda and necessary materials for system design review.
Box-Folder 1.21: "Nuclear Safety Assessment Report: an Annotated Outline for the Multimegwatt Space Nuclear Power System," Watlington, et. al., 1988
Prepared for Babcock & Wilcox, Nuclear Power Division.
Box-Folder 1.22: "Historical Overview of the US Use of Space Nuclear Power," Bennett, 1989
Published in Space Power, Vol. 8, No. 3. Includes accompanying note from author.
Box-Folder 1.23: "A Review of the Interagency Nuclear Power Launch Approval Process Required for the Space Launch of Nuclear Power Sources," Beaty, et. al., circa 1990
Prepared at Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. Includes note about the address of SEA.
Box-Folder 1.24: "Nuclear Thermal Propulsion: A Joint NASA/DOE/DOD Workshop", 1990
NASA Conference Publication 10079.
Box-Folder 1.25: Space Photo Diagrams, undated
Pioneer Capsule, SNAP-19, and Heat Source Assembly.
Box-Folder 1.26: "Optical Ranging: A Proposed System for an Orbital Space Station," Lee and Zigler, undated
Paper with data attached.
Box-Item 7.1: Motion Picture Film, circa early 1970s
Sandia Laboratories, "Pioneer RTG," 15 minutes, print no. 6; 16 mm color
Box-Folder 2.1: Loose Parts Monitoring Systems, 1981-1988
A general description from the Technology for Energy Corporation, and a training syllabus and improvements report from Science Applications, Inc.
Box-Folder 2.2: "Loose Parts Monitoring", 1991
Recent Related Papers and Publications collected by Zigler.
Box-Folder 2.3: "Loose Parts Monitoring", 1992
Recent Related Papers and Publications.
Box-Folder 2.4: Siemens Loose Parts Monitoring System Materials, 1994-1995
Three documents, including the Diagnostic Trip Report for Comision Federal de Electricidad Laguna Verde Nuclear Station Unit 2, Standard Training Course, and Technical Training Course.
Box-Folder 2.5: Siemens Loose Parts Monitoring System Materials, undated
Expert Training Course. Annotated.
Box-Folder 2.6: Loose Parts Papers, circa 1991
Seven documents covering neutron noise and loose parts monitoring and signaling.
Box-Folder 2.7: "Loose Parts Benchmark Meeting", 1995
Six documents with note detailing time and location of meeting.
Box-Folder 2.8: "Nuclear Reactor Loose Part Impact Activity and Damage Mechanisms," Liang Shi, 1995
PhD dissertation advised by C. W. Mayo.
Box-Folder 2.9: "Loose Part Damage," Mayo, et. al., 1996
Sponsored by the Duke Power Company and Siemens Power Corporation.
Box-Folder 2.10: Vibration Monitoring, undated
Two documents, including "CE Internals Vibration Monitoring System" and Rochester Instrument Systems' "An Explanation of Vibration in Rotating Machinery."
Box-Folder 2.11: Unholtz-Dickie Corporation Brochure and Manuals, 1976-1977
Four documents, including "Instrument and Accelerometer Brochure," and operating instruction manuals.
Box-Folder 2.12: Unholtz-Dickie Corporation Catalogs, circa 1980
Catalogs collected in binder furnished by Unholtz-Dickie.
Box-Folder 2.13: Unholtz-Dickie Corporation Quotes, 1981
Two documents, quotations for three prototype silicon surface barrier preamplifiers and one interfacing amplifier.
Box-Folder 2.14: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Papers, 1975-1977
Including "Noise and vibration monitoring and diagnostics for operating nuclear power reactors," "Incore Neutron Noise Analysis," and "Experience in diagnostic and surveillance methods development."
Box-Folder 2.15: Failure Mode Reports, 1980-1988
Two documents, including "Failure Modes and effects Analysis of the NNI/ICS Electrical Power Supplies at the Davis-Besse Unit 1 Nuclear Power Station" and "Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) of the Alternate Power Systems (APS)."
Box-Folder 2.16: Babcock & Wilcox Standard Proposal, circa 1983
Proposal packet for Reactor Dynamic Signal Monitoring and Diagnostic System.
Box-Folder 2.17: Documents on reactor aging and maintenance, circa 1990
Four documents, including "Cable Condition Monitoring Research Activities at Sandia National Laboratories," "Figures of Merit for Measuring Aging Management Program Effectiveness," "Catawba Replacement Steam Generator Pre-Installation Metal Impact Response Testing, Final Report," "ASME OM Code Case on Component Importance Ranking."
Box-Folder 2.18: Piezoelectric Transducer Technical Bulletins, undated
Produced by Wilcoxon Research, contains 10 collected articles.
Box-Folder 2.19: "License Renewal Papers", circa 1990
Five documents, including "Optimizing Aging Management Alternatives for Reactor Relicensing," "Figures of Merit for Measuring Aging Management Program Effectiveness," "PRA-Based Methodology for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aging Management Programs," "1991 Plant License Renewal Embedded Topical Meeting Call for Papers," "Effectiveness of Neutron Noise and Loose Parts Monitoring Methods in Aging Management for Reactor Relicensing."
Box-Folder 2.20: Metraplex Corporation Documents, undated
Three documents, including two reports prepared for Babcock & Wilcox titled, "Multiplexed FM Recording and Reproducing Equipment" and "FM Multiplexing Based Subsystems," and an information booklet.
Box-Folder 2.21: "Digital Signal Processing and Spectral Analysis of Random Data: a Non-Mathematical Introduction," Au-Yang, 1995
Short Course given at the Nuclear Industry Check Valve Group Conference at St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
Box-Folder 3.1: "Drywell Debris Transport Study," Rao et. al., 1998
Three volumes of the Final Report.
Box-Folder 3.2: "A Brief Survey on the Application of Complex Systems Theory to Nuclear Power Plant Diagnostic," Zigler and Uhrig, 2002
Bound collection of articles.
Box-Folder 3.3: "Knowledge Base for the Effect of Debris on Pressurized Water Reactor Emergency Core Cooling Sump Performance," Shaffer et. al., 2003
Zigler's annotated copy of a manuscript completed for Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Box-Folder 3.4: Conference program, 2004
Bound information for Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting of the Subcommittee on Thermal Hydraulics and loose agenda.
Box-Folder 3.5: Faxed Documents, Various
Including a paper titled "Core Debris Analysis," memoranda, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 3.6: 6224 Correlation Software, 2005
Two documents, including a software tutorial and training session PowerPoint.
Box-Folder 3.7: "Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants", 2013
American Society of Mechanical Engineers manual.
Box-Folder 3.8: Mineral Wool, 2004
Collected correspondence and articles regarding industrial uses of mineral wool.
Box-Folder 3.9: Study Reports, 1998-2005
Three documents, including "Failed Coating Debris Characterization," "EDF CIPN: Summary of experimental studies on the behavior of 725 QN heat insulator and CRUAS 1/2/3 type paint debris," and "Hydraulic Properties of Calcium Silicate Insulation Test Report: Vertical Loop"
Box-Folder 3.10: Électricité de France (EDF) Reports, 1994-2002
Three reports, including "Draft I.E.C. Standard for Monitoring PWR Internal Structures," "Assessment of the percentage of heat insulator and paint debris carried over to the EAS and RIS sumps after LOCA for the CRUAS plant," and questionnaire.
Box-Folder 3.11: Alion Technical Documents, 2003-2004
Two documents, including "Test Report of the Full Scale head Loss Test of a Top Hat Array" and "Assessment of the Post-LOCA ECCS Performance of South Ukraine Unit 1."
Box-Folder 3.12: "Review of International Knowledge Base for ECCS Recirculation Reliability," Rao et. al., 1994
Manuscript prepared by Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annotated.
Box-Folder 3.13: "Parametric Study of the Potential for BWR ECCS Strainer Blockage Due to LOCA Generated Debris," Zigler et. al., 1994-1995
Two drafts, including the draft report for comment and final report with Zigler's annotations.
Box-Folder 3.14: "HLOSS 1.0: A Code for the Prediction of ECCS Strainer Head Loss," Mast and Souto, 1997
Prepared by ITS Corporation.
Box-Folder 3.15: "GSI-191 Technical Assessment", 2002
Four volumes, including "Parametric Evaluations for Pressurized Water Reactor Recirculation Sump Performance," "Summary and Analysis of U.S. Pressurized Water Reactor Industry Survey Responses to GL 97-04," "Development of Debris Generation Quantities in Support of the Parametric Evaluation," "Development of Debris Transport Fractions in Support of the Parametric Evaluation."
Box-Folder 3.16: "GSI-191: Thermal-Hydraulic Response of PWR Reactor Coolant System and Containments to Selected Accident Sequences," Rao et. al., 2002
Manuscript completed for Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Box-Folder 3.17: "GSI-191: The Impact of Debris Induced Loss of ECCS Recirculation on PWR Core Damage Frequency," Darby et. al., 2002
Manuscript completed for Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Box-Folder 3.18: "GSI-191: Separate-Effects Characterization of Debris Transport in Water," Rao et. al., 2002
Manuscript completed for Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Box-Folder 3.19: "Characterization and Head-Loss Testing of Latent Debris from Pressurized-Water-Reactor Containment Buildings," Ding et. al., 2004
Manuscript completed for Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Box-Folder 4.1: "Evaluation of Post-Accident Chemical Effects in Containment Sump Fluids to Support GSI-191," Lane et. al., 2006
Report prepared by Westinghouse Electric Company.
Box-Folder 4.2: "NEI 04-07: Pressurized Water Reactor Sump Performance Evaluation Methodology," Revision 0, 2004
Volume 1, "Pressurized Water Reactor Sump Performance Evaluation Methodology."
Box-Folder 4.3: "NEI 04-07: Pressurized Water Reactor Sump Performance Evaluation Methodology," Revision 1, 2004
Volume 2, "Safety Evaluation by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Related to NRC Generic Letter 2004-02, Revision 0, December 6, 2004."
Box-Folder 4.4: SMORN II Proceedings, 1977
Published as part of Progress in Nuclear Energy 1, no. 2-4 (1977).
Box-Folder 4.5: SMORN IV Proceedings, 1985
Published as part of Progress in Nuclear Energy 15 (1985).
Box-Folder 4.6: SMORN V Overview, 1988
A summary of the fifth Symposium on Reactor Noise (SMORN V), Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, 12th-16th October 1987.
Box-Folder 4.7: SMORN VI Proceedings, 1991
A Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Surveillance and Diagnostics: Volume I.
Box-Folder 4.8: SMORN VI Proceedings, 1991
A Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Surveillance and Diagnostics: Volume II. Annotated.
Box-Folder 4.9: SMORN VII Overview, 1995
Includes Zigler's paper.
Box-Folder 4.10: SMORN VII Proceedings, 1995
Volume I with Zigler's notes.
Box-Folder 4.11: SMORN VII Proceedings, 1995
Volume II with Zigler's notes.
Box-Folder 4.12: SMORN VII Viewgraphs, 1995
Copy of Zigler's paper and overhead slides.
Box-Folder 4.13: IEEE Conference Record - Abstracts, 1981
1981 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science.
Box-Folder 4.14: Loose Part Monitoring Catalogs, undated
Includes photos, and catalogs from Technology for Energy Corporation, BBN Instruments Company, Siemens, and Endevco.
Box-Folder 4.15: "Global Energy Perspectives," Patton, 1981
Essay prepared by F. S. Patton, Director of Engineering, Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division.
Box-Folder 5.1: "Airliner Cabin Environment: Containment Measurements, Health Risks, and Mitigation Options," Nagda et. al., 1989
Final Report prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation with summary and errata sheets.
Series 3: Ephemera, 1965-2014
Series 3 contains ephemera from Zigler's career, including newspapers detailing his achievements; various slide rules; stickers; photos taken at reactor construction sites; a Victoreen radiation monitor; a recording from the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at Princeton; several nuclear test participation certificates; and professional certificates of recognition collected throughout his career from professional societies in which he participated.
Box-Folder 5.2: Slide rules, 1965-1985
Four rulers, including vibration computers, a reliability rule, and a time kode slide rule.
Box-Folder 5.3: Ephemera, 1968-2010
Items include stickers, 11 photos of Zigler at unknown work sites, and a signed menu from SMORN IV.
Digital Folder 1: Air Force Institute of Technology party footage, circa 1968
Super 8 film footage (3-4 minutes)  transferred to digital formt in 2007 by Bob Davie and accompanying explanatory text; 28.4 Mbytes (2 files).
Box-Folder 5.4: Collected clippings, 1978-2014
Clippings and other printed materials concerning Gil Zigler.
Box-Folder 5.5: Radiation monitor, 1975
Victoreen Tattler with quality assurance data sheet.
Box-Folder 5.6: Newspapers, 1979
Papers and clippings from the Oak Ridger and Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Box-Folder 5.7: TFTR Microcassette, circa 1982
Sound recordings from the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Box-Folder 6.3: Certificates of professional commemoration, 1979-2014
Nine certificates from professional organizations, including The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, and SMORN.
Box-Folder 6.4: Certificates of participation, circa 1982-1986
Six certificates from participating in weapons tests, including Pre-Direct Course, Diamond Beech, Mission Ghost, Misty Rain, and Minor Scale.

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