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Title: Complete Report on the Development of Welding Parameters for Irradiated Materials

Abstract

The advanced welding facility at the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which was conceived to enable research and development of weld repair techniques for nuclear power plant life extension, is now operational. The development of the facility and its advanced welding capabilities, along with the model materials for initial welding trials, were funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, the Electric Power Research Institute, Long Term Operations Program and the Welding and Repair Technology Center, with additional support from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Welding of irradiated materials was initiated on November 17, 2017, which marked a significant step in the development of the facility and the beginning of extensive welding research and development campaigns on irradiated materials that will eventually produce validated techniques and guidelines for weld repair activities carried out to extend the operational lifetimes of nuclear power plants beyond 60 years. This report summarizes the final steps that were required to complete weld process development, initial irradiated materials welding activities, near-term plans for irradiated materials welding, and plans for post-weld analyses that will be carried out to assess the ability of the advanced weldingmore » processes to make repairs on irradiated materials.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Electric Power Research Inst. (EPRI), Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1414685
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SPR-2017/568
TRN: US1801168
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; WELDED JOINTS; WELDING; NUCLEAR POWER; IRRADIATION; NUCLEAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Frederick, Greg, Sutton, Benjamin J., Tatman, Jonathan K., Vance, Mark Christopher, Clark, Scarlett R., Feng, Zhili, Miller, Roger G., Chen, Jian, Tang, Wei, and Gibson, Brian T. Complete Report on the Development of Welding Parameters for Irradiated Materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1414685.
Frederick, Greg, Sutton, Benjamin J., Tatman, Jonathan K., Vance, Mark Christopher, Clark, Scarlett R., Feng, Zhili, Miller, Roger G., Chen, Jian, Tang, Wei, & Gibson, Brian T. Complete Report on the Development of Welding Parameters for Irradiated Materials. United States. doi:10.2172/1414685.
Frederick, Greg, Sutton, Benjamin J., Tatman, Jonathan K., Vance, Mark Christopher, Clark, Scarlett R., Feng, Zhili, Miller, Roger G., Chen, Jian, Tang, Wei, and Gibson, Brian T. Wed . "Complete Report on the Development of Welding Parameters for Irradiated Materials". United States. doi:10.2172/1414685. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414685.
@article{osti_1414685,
title = {Complete Report on the Development of Welding Parameters for Irradiated Materials},
author = {Frederick, Greg and Sutton, Benjamin J. and Tatman, Jonathan K. and Vance, Mark Christopher and Clark, Scarlett R. and Feng, Zhili and Miller, Roger G. and Chen, Jian and Tang, Wei and Gibson, Brian T.},
abstractNote = {The advanced welding facility at the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which was conceived to enable research and development of weld repair techniques for nuclear power plant life extension, is now operational. The development of the facility and its advanced welding capabilities, along with the model materials for initial welding trials, were funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, the Electric Power Research Institute, Long Term Operations Program and the Welding and Repair Technology Center, with additional support from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Welding of irradiated materials was initiated on November 17, 2017, which marked a significant step in the development of the facility and the beginning of extensive welding research and development campaigns on irradiated materials that will eventually produce validated techniques and guidelines for weld repair activities carried out to extend the operational lifetimes of nuclear power plants beyond 60 years. This report summarizes the final steps that were required to complete weld process development, initial irradiated materials welding activities, near-term plans for irradiated materials welding, and plans for post-weld analyses that will be carried out to assess the ability of the advanced welding processes to make repairs on irradiated materials.},
doi = {10.2172/1414685},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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