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No CAS Numbers in CAMEOfm Inventories

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CAMEO 2.0, MARPLOT & ALOHA in Windows Vista

Linking CAMEOfm Records to Outside Programs

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ALOHA Solution Release Spreadsheet

Solution Evaporation Calculator for use with ALOHA


No CAS Numbers in CAMEOfm Inventories

If you’ve been entering Chemical Inventory records in CAMEOfm, you may have noticed that the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number field remains empty after you link the record to the Chemical Database. In older version of CAMEO, this information was filled in for you when you created the Chemical Inventory record. Not so in CAMEOfm.

At present, there are only two ways to get CAS numbers to appear in CAMEOfm Chemical Inventory records:

  1. Enter the numbers manually;

  2. Import records from a source in which the numbers are already present, e.g., CAMEO Windows 1.2.1 or Tier2Submit.

Note: If you find that you must enter the CAS numbers manually, you may encounter an error message telling you the number is incorrect. This is because CAS numbers are specially constructed so thatonly certain number combinations are valid. If CAMEOfm advises you that the number is incorrect, it almost certainly is. In such cases, you should verify the number with the source that provided it to you.

CAMEOfm Tip Sheets

Here are some tips to help you get more out of CAMEOfm. They're PDF files so you’ll need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat reader.

  • CONVERT.PDF
    A couple of simple things you can do to ensure that your CAMEO Windows data import properly into CAMEOfm.

  • PROTECT.PDF
    Simple steps you can take to protect your data in CAMEOfm.

  • DAMAGED.PDF
    Recovering a damaged CAMEOfm data module.

  • PPM_GMM3.PDF
    Method for converting ppm to gm/m3.

  • CAMEOfm Backup Procedures  

    Procedures for saving you CAMEO and MARPLOT data. 

CAMEO, MARPLOT & ALOHA in Windows Vista

EPA and NOAA offer advice on setting up CAMEO, MARPLOT & ALOHA:  http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/cameo/vista.htm.

MARPLOT Tip Sheets

Here are some tips to help you get more out of MARPLOT. They're PDF files so you’ll need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat reader.

  • MARPLOT Tip Book.PDF
    A collection of tips for getting more out of MARPLOT.

  • MAP_PLOT.PDF
    Step-by-step instructions for linking CAMEO records to your MARPLOT map.

  • FONTS.PDF
    Step-by-step instructions for setting up alternative fonts with MARPLOT map layers.

ALOHA Solution Release Spreadsheet

Lewis Blumstein of Excalibur Associates, Inc. in Colorado has prepared an Excel spreadsheet that can be used with ALOHA to calculate plume footprints for solutions. (Normally, ALOHA will only give results for pure chemicals.) With his permission, we've posted it for others to use.

Download the spreadsheet.

The spreadsheet is based upon the approach described in the publication: Modeling Hydrochloric Acid Evaporation in ALOHA, Report No. HAZMAT 93-3, by Mary Evans, dated 7/93. We encourage you to download and read the report if you intend to use the spreadsheet.

If you find the spreadsheet useful or just want to comment on it, e-mail Lewis Blumstein.

Solution Evaporation Calculator for use with ALOHA

NOAA has posted a new item on their web site. It is an on-line calculator that will allow you to calculate the evaporation rate from pools of certain aqueous solutions. Right now, the calculator works for the following: Aqueous Ammonia, Formaldehyde, Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrofluoric Acid, Nitric Acid, Oleum, and Sulfuric Acid.

To try the calculator, go to http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/cameo/evapcalc/evap.html.

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