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International piping integrity research group (IPIRG) program final report

Technical Report:

Abstract

This is the final report of the International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG) Programme. The IPIRG Programme was an international group programme managed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and funded by a consortium of organizations from nine nations: Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United states. The objective of the programme was to develop data needed to verify engineering methods for assessing the integrity of nuclear power plant piping that contains circumferential defects. The primary focus was an experimental task that investigated the behaviour of circumferentially flawed piping and piping systems to high-rate loading typical of seismic events. To accomplish these objectives a unique pipe loop test facility was designed and constructed. The pipe system was an expansion loop with over 30 m of 406-mm diameter pipe and five long radius elbows. Five experiments on flawed piping were conducted to failure in this facility with dynamic excitation. The report: provides background information on leak-before-break and flaw evaluation procedures in piping; summarizes the technical results of the programme; gives a relatively detailed assessment of the results from the various pipe fracture experiments and complementary analyses; and, summarizes the advances in the state-of-the-art of pipe  More>>
Authors:
Schmidt, R; Wilkowski, G; Scott, P; Olsen, R; Marschall, C; Vieth, P; Paul, D [1] 
  1. Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INFO-0412
Reference Number:
SCA: 220200; PA: AIX-24:007066; SN: 93000931933
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1992
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; PIPES; FRACTURES; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; LEAKS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RUPTURES; 220200; COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
OSTI ID:
10118976
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Control Board, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93612270; TRN: CA9201048007066
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[385] p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Schmidt, R, Wilkowski, G, Scott, P, Olsen, R, Marschall, C, Vieth, P, and Paul, D. International piping integrity research group (IPIRG) program final report. Canada: N. p., 1992. Web.
Schmidt, R, Wilkowski, G, Scott, P, Olsen, R, Marschall, C, Vieth, P, & Paul, D. International piping integrity research group (IPIRG) program final report. Canada.
Schmidt, R, Wilkowski, G, Scott, P, Olsen, R, Marschall, C, Vieth, P, and Paul, D. 1992. "International piping integrity research group (IPIRG) program final report." Canada.
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title = {International piping integrity research group (IPIRG) program final report}
author = {Schmidt, R, Wilkowski, G, Scott, P, Olsen, R, Marschall, C, Vieth, P, and Paul, D}
abstractNote = {This is the final report of the International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG) Programme. The IPIRG Programme was an international group programme managed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and funded by a consortium of organizations from nine nations: Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United states. The objective of the programme was to develop data needed to verify engineering methods for assessing the integrity of nuclear power plant piping that contains circumferential defects. The primary focus was an experimental task that investigated the behaviour of circumferentially flawed piping and piping systems to high-rate loading typical of seismic events. To accomplish these objectives a unique pipe loop test facility was designed and constructed. The pipe system was an expansion loop with over 30 m of 406-mm diameter pipe and five long radius elbows. Five experiments on flawed piping were conducted to failure in this facility with dynamic excitation. The report: provides background information on leak-before-break and flaw evaluation procedures in piping; summarizes the technical results of the programme; gives a relatively detailed assessment of the results from the various pipe fracture experiments and complementary analyses; and, summarizes the advances in the state-of-the-art of pipe fracture technology resulting from the IPIRG Program.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1992}
month = {Apr}
}