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Title: Prognostics and Health Management in Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Technologies and Applications

Abstract

This report reviews the current state of the art of prognostics and health management (PHM) for nuclear power systems and related technology currently applied in field or under development in other technological application areas, as well as key research needs and technical gaps for increased use of PHM in nuclear power systems. The historical approach to monitoring and maintenance in nuclear power plants (NPPs), including the Maintenance Rule for active components and Aging Management Plans for passive components, are reviewed. An outline is given for the technical and economic challenges that make PHM attractive for both legacy plants through Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) and new plant designs. There is a general introduction to PHM systems for monitoring, fault detection and diagnostics, and prognostics in other, non-nuclear fields. The state of the art for health monitoring in nuclear power systems is reviewed. A discussion of related technologies that support the application of PHM systems in NPPs, including digital instrumentation and control systems, wired and wireless sensor technology, and PHM software architectures is provided. Appropriate codes and standards for PHM are discussed, along with a description of the ongoing work in developing additional necessary standards. Finally, an outline of key researchmore » needs and opportunities that must be addressed in order to support the application of PHM in legacy and new NPPs is presented.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1047416
Report Number(s):
PNNL-21515
TRN: US1203986
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; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DETECTION; ECONOMICS; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; SENSORS; WATER; Prognostics; Health Monitoring; On-line Monitoring; Nuclear Power Plant

Citation Formats

Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Bond, Leonard J, Hines, Wes, and Upadhyaya, Belle. Prognostics and Health Management in Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Technologies and Applications. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1047416.
Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Bond, Leonard J, Hines, Wes, & Upadhyaya, Belle. Prognostics and Health Management in Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Technologies and Applications. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1047416
Coble, Jamie B, Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Bond, Leonard J, Hines, Wes, and Upadhyaya, Belle. Tue . "Prognostics and Health Management in Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Technologies and Applications". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1047416. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047416.
@article{osti_1047416,
title = {Prognostics and Health Management in Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Technologies and Applications},
author = {Coble, Jamie B and Ramuhalli, Pradeep and Bond, Leonard J and Hines, Wes and Upadhyaya, Belle},
abstractNote = {This report reviews the current state of the art of prognostics and health management (PHM) for nuclear power systems and related technology currently applied in field or under development in other technological application areas, as well as key research needs and technical gaps for increased use of PHM in nuclear power systems. The historical approach to monitoring and maintenance in nuclear power plants (NPPs), including the Maintenance Rule for active components and Aging Management Plans for passive components, are reviewed. An outline is given for the technical and economic challenges that make PHM attractive for both legacy plants through Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) and new plant designs. There is a general introduction to PHM systems for monitoring, fault detection and diagnostics, and prognostics in other, non-nuclear fields. The state of the art for health monitoring in nuclear power systems is reviewed. A discussion of related technologies that support the application of PHM systems in NPPs, including digital instrumentation and control systems, wired and wireless sensor technology, and PHM software architectures is provided. Appropriate codes and standards for PHM are discussed, along with a description of the ongoing work in developing additional necessary standards. Finally, an outline of key research needs and opportunities that must be addressed in order to support the application of PHM in legacy and new NPPs is presented.},
doi = {10.2172/1047416},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1047416}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}