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Title: Proceedings of the seminar on leak before break in reactor piping and vessels

Abstract

The objective of the seminar was to present the current state of the art in Leak-Before-Break (LBB) methodology development, validation, and application in an international forum. With particular emphasis on industrial applications and regulatory policies, the seminar provided an opportunity to compare approaches, experiences, and codifications developed by different countries. The seminar was organized into four topic areas: status of LBB applications; technical issues in LBB methodology; complementary requirements (leak detection and inspection); LBB assessment and margins. As a result of this seminar, an improved understanding of LBB gained through sharing of different viewpoints from different countries, permits consideration of: simplified pipe support design and possible elimination of loss-of-coolant-accident (LOCA) mechanical consequences for specific cases; defense-in-depth type of applications without support modifications; support of safety cases for plants designed without the LOCA hypothesis. In support of these activities, better estimates of the limits to the LBB approach should follow, as well as an improvement in codifying methodologies. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. ed. [Electricite de France, Villeurbanne (France)
  2. ed. [Framatome, Paris (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering Technology; Electricite de France (EDF), 69 - Villeurbanne (France); Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States); CEA, 75 - Paris (France); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 75 - Paris (France); Societe Francaise d`Energie Nucleaire (SFEN), 75 - Paris (France)
OSTI Identifier:
468617
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CP-0155; CONF-9510432-
ON: TI97004806; TRN: 97:010251
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Seminar on leak before break in reactor piping and vessels, Lyon (France), 9-11 Oct 1995; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; LEADING ABSTRACT; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; PIPES; LEAK TESTING; REACTOR SAFETY; CRACK PROPAGATION; FRACTURE MECHANICS; MEETINGS; ECCS; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; REACTOR MATERIALS; REGULATIONS

Citation Formats

Faidy, C., and Gilles, P.. Proceedings of the seminar on leak before break in reactor piping and vessels. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Faidy, C., & Gilles, P.. Proceedings of the seminar on leak before break in reactor piping and vessels. United States.
Faidy, C., and Gilles, P.. Tue . "Proceedings of the seminar on leak before break in reactor piping and vessels". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/468617.
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