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Title: Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies - FY11 Report

Abstract

Licensees of commercial nuclear power plants in the US are expected to submit license renewal applications for the period of operation of 60 to 80 years which has also been referred to as long term operation (LTO). The greatest challenges to LTO are associated with degradation of passive components as active components are routinely maintained and repaired or placed through maintenance programs. Some passive component degradation concerns include stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of metal components, radiation induced embrittlement of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV), degradation of buried piping, degradation of concrete containment structures, and degradation of cables. Proactive management of passive component aging employs three important elements including online monitoring of degradation, early detection of degradation at precursor stages, and application of prognostics for the prediction of remaining useful life (RUL). This document assesses several nondestructive examination (NDE) measurement technologies for integration into proactive aging management programs. The assessment is performed by discussing the three elements of proactive aging management identified above, considering the current state of the industry with respect to adopting these key elements, and analyzing measurement technologies for monitoring large cracks in metal components, monitoring early degradation at precursor stages, monitoring the degradation of concrete containment structures,more » and monitoring the degradation of cables. Specific and general needs have been identified through this assessment. General needs identified include the need for environmentally rugged sensors are needed that can operate reliably in an operating reactor environment, the need to identify parameters from precursor monitoring technologies that are unambiguously correlated with the level of pre-macro defect damage, and a methodology for identifying regions where precursor damage is most likely to initiate.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1042559
Report Number(s):
PNNL-20671
830403000; TRN: US1202872
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AGING; CABLES; CONCRETES; CONTAINMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DEFECTS; DETECTION; EMBRITTLEMENT; FORECASTING; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PRECURSOR; PRESSURE VESSELS; RADIATIONS; SENSORS; SERVICE LIFE; STRESS CORROSION; NDE; on-line monitoring; acoustic emission; guided ultrasonic waves; prognostics; proactive aging management

Citation Formats

Meyer, Ryan M, Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, and Bond, Leonard J. Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies - FY11 Report. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1042559.
Meyer, Ryan M, Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, & Bond, Leonard J. Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies - FY11 Report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1042559
Meyer, Ryan M, Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, and Bond, Leonard J. Tue . "Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies - FY11 Report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1042559. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1042559.
@article{osti_1042559,
title = {Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies - FY11 Report},
author = {Meyer, Ryan M and Coble, Jamie B and Ramuhalli, Pradeep and Bond, Leonard J},
abstractNote = {Licensees of commercial nuclear power plants in the US are expected to submit license renewal applications for the period of operation of 60 to 80 years which has also been referred to as long term operation (LTO). The greatest challenges to LTO are associated with degradation of passive components as active components are routinely maintained and repaired or placed through maintenance programs. Some passive component degradation concerns include stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of metal components, radiation induced embrittlement of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV), degradation of buried piping, degradation of concrete containment structures, and degradation of cables. Proactive management of passive component aging employs three important elements including online monitoring of degradation, early detection of degradation at precursor stages, and application of prognostics for the prediction of remaining useful life (RUL). This document assesses several nondestructive examination (NDE) measurement technologies for integration into proactive aging management programs. The assessment is performed by discussing the three elements of proactive aging management identified above, considering the current state of the industry with respect to adopting these key elements, and analyzing measurement technologies for monitoring large cracks in metal components, monitoring early degradation at precursor stages, monitoring the degradation of concrete containment structures, and monitoring the degradation of cables. Specific and general needs have been identified through this assessment. General needs identified include the need for environmentally rugged sensors are needed that can operate reliably in an operating reactor environment, the need to identify parameters from precursor monitoring technologies that are unambiguously correlated with the level of pre-macro defect damage, and a methodology for identifying regions where precursor damage is most likely to initiate.},
doi = {10.2172/1042559},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1042559}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
}