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Title: Managing aging in nuclear power plants: Insights from NRC's maintenance team inspection reports

Abstract

Age-related degradation is managed through the maintenance program of a nuclear plant. From 1988 to 1991, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) evaluated the maintenance program of every nuclear power plant in the United States. The authors reviewed 44 out of a total of 67 of the reports issued by the NRC on these in-depth team inspections. The reports were reviewed for insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the programs as related to the need to understand and manage the effects of aging on nuclear plant structures, systems, and components. The authors' conclusions are presented. 6 refs.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6776015
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Safety; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5604
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; AGING; INSPECTION; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY; VALVES; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 220200 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Fresco, A, and Subudhi, M. Managing aging in nuclear power plants: Insights from NRC's maintenance team inspection reports. United States: N. p., Web.
Fresco, A, & Subudhi, M. Managing aging in nuclear power plants: Insights from NRC's maintenance team inspection reports. United States.
Fresco, A, and Subudhi, M. . "Managing aging in nuclear power plants: Insights from NRC's maintenance team inspection reports". United States.
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