The GALE software can be installed on a computer running the Windows 7 or later operating system and requires about 5.5 MB of disk space.
The GALE software installation requires about 5.5 MB of disk space.
Yes, although GALE was not developed for the OS X operating system some users have run GALE on Macs in a Windows emulator or virtual machine. However, there is no technical GALE support for this type of installation.
The latest version of this software is GALE 3.0 which was released by the U.S. NRC on September 30, 2017.
No, GALE users are required to complete a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for their copy of the software. The NDA states that the user agrees not to share their copy of RASCAL with any third party without obtaining prior written permission from the NRC.
No, the NDA allows for the user to list multiple users of the software at their facility/site on the NDA.
GALE is the acronym for the Gaseous And Liquid Effluent code, which is a computerized mathematical model for estimating the releases of radioactive material in gaseous and liquid effluents (i.e., the gaseous and liquid source terms) from boiling-water (BWRs) and pressurized-water reactors (PWRs). The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses the GALE code to determine conformance with the requirements of Appendix I to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 50.
The GALE code is one of the tools used by the NRC Offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) and New Reactors (NRO) to perform independent assessments of licensee applications and license amendments for existing plants (modifications to plant design or technical specification) pertaining to determine conformance with the requirements of Appendix I to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 50.
No, GALE is used by many international government agencies and is an important computer code in the US NRC’s Radiation Protection Computer Code Analysis and Maintenance Program (RAMP).
Non-RAMP members should review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page and the Error (Bug) Reports forum board for the message. Non-RAMP members have “read-only” access to the forum and cannot post new topics.
RAMP members have several tools available to help them troubleshoot and resolve GALE error messages and code crashes. Users experiencing error messages or code crashes should log into the RAMP website and go to the GALE Request Support page. To help triage issues, go through the following troubleshooting steps:
- Check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for the error message.
- If not listed, then search the GALE Error (Bug) Reports forum board for the error message. If it is not found, you may add this topic by clicking on Add new forum topic.
- Finally, you may also submit a help request on the GALE Request Support page. Be sure to complete the form on this page and attach the saved GALE case file if possible.