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Title: Evaluation of NRC maintenance team inspection reports for managing aging

Abstract

A nuclear power plant's maintenance program is the principal vehicle through which age-related degradation is managed. Over the past two years, the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has evaluated the maintenance program of every nuclear power plant in the U.S. The reports issued on these in-depth team inspections have been reviewed to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the programs as related to the need to understand and manage the effects of aging on nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components. Selected results of this review are presented in this paper, including examples of inspection and monitoring techniques successfully used by utilities to detect degradation due to aging. Attributes of plant maintenance programs where the NRC inspectors felt that improvement was needed to properly address the aging issue are also discussed. 6 refs., 1 tab.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USNRC; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5791668
Report Number(s):
BNL-NUREG-45708; CONF-910426-4
ON: DE91010971; TRN: 91-015116
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear power plant and facility maintenance topical meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (USA), 7-11 Apr 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; AGING; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS; AUXILIARY WATER SYSTEMS; AVAILABILITY; CALIBRATION; COMMUNICATIONS; CORROSION; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DIESEL ENGINES; DOCUMENTATION; ECONOMICS; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; EROSION; IMPLEMENTATION; INSPECTION; LOOSE PARTS MONITORING; PLANNING; PRESSURE VESSELS; PRIMARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; REACTOR INSTRUMENTATION; REACTOR MONITORING SYSTEMS; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; SECONDARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; THERMAL SHIELDS; US NRC; USA; VALVES; WEAR; AUXILIARY SYSTEMS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONTAINERS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLING SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENGINES; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OPERATION; POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; SHIELDS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; 210800* - Nuclear Power Plants- Economics

Citation Formats

Fresco, A, and Gunther, W. Evaluation of NRC maintenance team inspection reports for managing aging. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Fresco, A, & Gunther, W. Evaluation of NRC maintenance team inspection reports for managing aging. United States.
Fresco, A, and Gunther, W. Tue . "Evaluation of NRC maintenance team inspection reports for managing aging". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5791668.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear power plant's maintenance program is the principal vehicle through which age-related degradation is managed. Over the past two years, the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has evaluated the maintenance program of every nuclear power plant in the U.S. The reports issued on these in-depth team inspections have been reviewed to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the programs as related to the need to understand and manage the effects of aging on nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components. Selected results of this review are presented in this paper, including examples of inspection and monitoring techniques successfully used by utilities to detect degradation due to aging. Attributes of plant maintenance programs where the NRC inspectors felt that improvement was needed to properly address the aging issue are also discussed. 6 refs., 1 tab.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
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