skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Report on the Completion of the Machining of Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Blocks into Mechanical and Microstructural Test Specimens and Chemical Analysis Coupons

Abstract

The decommissioning of the Zion Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Generating Station in Zion, Illinois, presented a unique opportunity for developing a better understanding of materials degradation and other issues associated with extending the lifetime of existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) beyond 60 years of service. In support of extended service and current operations of the US nuclear reactor fleet, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through the Department of Energy (DOE), Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, coordinated with Zion Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Solutions (ES), the selective procurement of materials, structures, and components, from the decommissioned reactors including multiple segments of the Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. 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:
1471907
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2018/861
TRN: US1902877
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Rosseel, Thomas M., Sokolov, Mikhail A., Chen, Xiang, and Nanstad, Randy K. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Report on the Completion of the Machining of Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Blocks into Mechanical and Microstructural Test Specimens and Chemical Analysis Coupons. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1471907.
Rosseel, Thomas M., Sokolov, Mikhail A., Chen, Xiang, & Nanstad, Randy K. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Report on the Completion of the Machining of Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Blocks into Mechanical and Microstructural Test Specimens and Chemical Analysis Coupons. United States. doi:10.2172/1471907.
Rosseel, Thomas M., Sokolov, Mikhail A., Chen, Xiang, and Nanstad, Randy K. Tue . "Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Report on the Completion of the Machining of Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Blocks into Mechanical and Microstructural Test Specimens and Chemical Analysis Coupons". United States. doi:10.2172/1471907. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1471907.
@article{osti_1471907,
title = {Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Report on the Completion of the Machining of Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Blocks into Mechanical and Microstructural Test Specimens and Chemical Analysis Coupons},
author = {Rosseel, Thomas M. and Sokolov, Mikhail A. and Chen, Xiang and Nanstad, Randy K.},
abstractNote = {The decommissioning of the Zion Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Generating Station in Zion, Illinois, presented a unique opportunity for developing a better understanding of materials degradation and other issues associated with extending the lifetime of existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) beyond 60 years of service. In support of extended service and current operations of the US nuclear reactor fleet, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through the Department of Energy (DOE), Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, coordinated with Zion Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Solutions (ES), the selective procurement of materials, structures, and components, from the decommissioned reactors including multiple segments of the Zion Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV).},
doi = {10.2172/1471907},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: