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Title: Nondestructive Examination Guidance for Dry Storage Casks

Abstract

In this report, an assessment of NDE methods is performed for components of NUHOMS 80 and 102 dry storage system components in an effort to assist NRC staff with review of license renewal applications. The report considers concrete components associated with the horizontal storage modules (HSMs) as well as metal components in the HSMs. In addition, the report considers the dry shielded canister (DSC). Scope is limited to NDE methods that are considered most likely to be proposed by licensees. The document, ACI 349.3R, Evaluation of Existing Nuclear Safety-Related Concrete Structures, is used as the basis for the majority of the NDE methods summarized for inspecting HSM concrete components. Two other documents, ACI 228.2R, Nondestructive Test Methods for Evaluation of Concrete in Structures, and ORNL/TM-2007/191, Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Structure--Overview of Methods and Related Application, supplement the list with additional technologies that are considered applicable. For the canister, the ASME B&PV Code is used as the basis for NDE methods considered, along with currently funded efforts through industry (Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI]) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop inspection technologies for canisters. The report provides a description of HSM and DSC components with a focusmore » on those aspects of design considered relevant to inspection. This is followed by a brief description of other concrete structural components such as bridge decks, dams, and reactor containment structures in an effort to facilitate comparison between these structures and HSM concrete components and infer which NDE methods may work best for certain HSM concrete components based on experience with these other structures. Brief overviews of the NDE methods are provided with a focus on issues and influencing factors that may impact implementation or performance. An analysis is performed to determine which NDE methods are most applicable to specific components.« less

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1333454
Report Number(s):
PNNL-24412 Rev. 1
453040374; TRN: US1700763
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DRY STORAGE; CONCRETES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; INSPECTION; BRIDGES; METALS; CONTAINMENT; DAMS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; nondestructive evaluation; visual examination; spent nuclear fuel; inservice inspection; dry storage cask

Citation Formats

Meyer, Ryan M., Suffield, Sarah R., Hirt, Evelyn H., Suter, Jonathan D., Lareau, John P., Zhuge, Jing Wei, Qiao, Hong, Moran, Traci L., and Ramuhalli, Pradeep. Nondestructive Examination Guidance for Dry Storage Casks. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1333454.
Meyer, Ryan M., Suffield, Sarah R., Hirt, Evelyn H., Suter, Jonathan D., Lareau, John P., Zhuge, Jing Wei, Qiao, Hong, Moran, Traci L., & Ramuhalli, Pradeep. Nondestructive Examination Guidance for Dry Storage Casks. United States. doi:10.2172/1333454.
Meyer, Ryan M., Suffield, Sarah R., Hirt, Evelyn H., Suter, Jonathan D., Lareau, John P., Zhuge, Jing Wei, Qiao, Hong, Moran, Traci L., and Ramuhalli, Pradeep. 2016. "Nondestructive Examination Guidance for Dry Storage Casks". United States. doi:10.2172/1333454. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1333454.
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