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Management of research reactor ageing

Abstract

As of December 1993, about one quarter of the operating research reactors were over 30 years old. The long life of research reactors has raised some concern amongst research reactor operators, regulators and, to some extent, the general public. The International Atomic Energy Agency commenced activities on the topic of research reactor ageing by appointing an internal working group in 1988 and convening a Consultants Meeting in 1989. The subject was also discussed at an international symposium and a regional seminar held in 1989 and 1992 respectively. A draft document incorporating information and experience exchanged at the above meetings was reviewed by a Technical Committee Meeting held in Vienna in 1992. The present TECDOC is the outcome of this meeting and contains recommendations, guidelines and information on the management of research reactor ageing, which should be used in conjunction with related publications of the IAEA Research Reactor Safety Programme, which are referenced throughout the text. This TECDOC will be of interest to operators and regulators involved with the safe operation of any type of research reactor to (a) understand the behaviour and influence of ageing mechanisms on the reactor structures, systems and components; (b) detect and assess the effect of  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1995
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-792
Reference Number:
SCA: 220600; PA: AIX-26:053219; EDB-95:090155; ERA-20:018493; NTS-96:003125; SN: 95001414197
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1995
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; RESEARCH REACTORS; AGING; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; MANAGEMENT; MEMBER STATES; MITIGATION; REACTOR COMPONENTS; RECOMMENDATIONS
OSTI ID:
66237
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE95631475; TRN: XA9539482053219
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE95631475
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
51 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Management of research reactor ageing. IAEA: N. p., 1995. Web.
Management of research reactor ageing. IAEA.
1995. "Management of research reactor ageing." IAEA.
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title = {Management of research reactor ageing}
abstractNote = {As of December 1993, about one quarter of the operating research reactors were over 30 years old. The long life of research reactors has raised some concern amongst research reactor operators, regulators and, to some extent, the general public. The International Atomic Energy Agency commenced activities on the topic of research reactor ageing by appointing an internal working group in 1988 and convening a Consultants Meeting in 1989. The subject was also discussed at an international symposium and a regional seminar held in 1989 and 1992 respectively. A draft document incorporating information and experience exchanged at the above meetings was reviewed by a Technical Committee Meeting held in Vienna in 1992. The present TECDOC is the outcome of this meeting and contains recommendations, guidelines and information on the management of research reactor ageing, which should be used in conjunction with related publications of the IAEA Research Reactor Safety Programme, which are referenced throughout the text. This TECDOC will be of interest to operators and regulators involved with the safe operation of any type of research reactor to (a) understand the behaviour and influence of ageing mechanisms on the reactor structures, systems and components; (b) detect and assess the effect of ageing; (c) establish preventive and corrective measures to mitigate these effects; and (d) make decisions aimed at the safe and continued operation of a research reactor. 32 refs, tabs.}
place = {IAEA}
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month = {Mar}
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