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Title: Moving Beyond NDE to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation

Abstract

There is growing interest in life extensions to enable longer term operation (LTO) for both existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) and proposed new NPPs. In order to justify an initial license extension for the 40-60 year period, new non-destructive examination (NDE) approaches have been developed and deployed by NPP operators in their Aging Management Programs (AMPs). However, to achieve the goals of even longer term operation, and specifically for the USA in looking at methodologies to support subsequent license renewal periods (i.e., 60-80 years, and beyond), it is necessary to understand the capabilities of current NDE methods to detect, monitor and trend degradation and hence enable timely implementation of appropriate corrective actions. This paper discusses insights from past experience, the state-of-the-art, and current activities in the move towards providing a capacity for proactive management of materials degradation (PMMD) to support NPP LTO.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1023205
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-71479
401001060; TRN: US1104375
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the 2010 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 18-22, 2010, Bellevue, Washington, 9:205-214, Paper No. PVP2010-26174
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AGING; CAPACITY; IMPLEMENTATION; MANAGEMENT; MONITORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE VESSELS; MATERIALS; advanced diagnostics; prognostics; nuclear; Information tools power

Citation Formats

Bond, Leonard J. Moving Beyond NDE to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1115/PVP2010-26174.
Bond, Leonard J. Moving Beyond NDE to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2010-26174
Bond, Leonard J. Tue . "Moving Beyond NDE to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2010-26174.
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author = {Bond, Leonard J},
abstractNote = {There is growing interest in life extensions to enable longer term operation (LTO) for both existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) and proposed new NPPs. In order to justify an initial license extension for the 40-60 year period, new non-destructive examination (NDE) approaches have been developed and deployed by NPP operators in their Aging Management Programs (AMPs). However, to achieve the goals of even longer term operation, and specifically for the USA in looking at methodologies to support subsequent license renewal periods (i.e., 60-80 years, and beyond), it is necessary to understand the capabilities of current NDE methods to detect, monitor and trend degradation and hence enable timely implementation of appropriate corrective actions. This paper discusses insights from past experience, the state-of-the-art, and current activities in the move towards providing a capacity for proactive management of materials degradation (PMMD) to support NPP LTO.},
doi = {10.1115/PVP2010-26174},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1023205}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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