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The ENIQ pilot study: current status

Abstract

A pilot study is currently being carried out by ENIQ (European Network for Inspection Qualification) in order to explore the issues involved in inspection qualification applied along the general principles of the European methodology. The components selected for the pilot study are austenitic pipe to pipe and pipe to elbows welds typical of those in BWR recirculation loops. A range of defect parameters has been defined. A suitable inspection procedure designed to find the designated defects will be applied to geometrically representative test pieces. The procedure/equipment will be qualified through open trials and technical justification. The personnel qualification will be done in a blind way. Once all features of the inspection system will have been qualified an in-service inspection will be simulated in order to test the feasibility of the qualification approach followed. In this paper the current status of this pilot study is discussed. (orig.)
Authors:
Lemaitre, P; Eriksen, B; Crutzen, S; [1]  Hansch, M; [2]  Whittle, J [3] 
  1. European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Petten (Netherlands)
  2. Preussische Elektrizitaets-AG (Preussenelektra), Hannover (Germany)
  3. AEA Technology, Warrington (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-DE-0022; CONF-9710266-
Reference Number:
SCA: 210100; 210200; 420500; PA: DEN-98:0FG171; EDB-98:118111; SN: 98002017878
Resource Relation:
Conference: 23. MPA seminar: safety and reliability of plant technology with special emphasis on nuclear technology - behaviour of pressurized components and systems at increased loading, 23. MPA-Seminar: Sicherheit und Verfuegbarkeit in der Anlagentechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kerntechnik - Verhalten von druckfuehrenden Komponenten und Systemen bei erhoehten Belastungen, Stuttgart (Germany), 1-2 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1998]; Related Information: Is Part Of 23. MPA-Seminar: Safety and reliability of plant technology with special emphasis on behaviour of pressurized components and systems at increased loading. Vol. 2. Papers 27-50; PB: 431 p.; 23. MPA-Seminar: Sicherheit und Verfuegbarkeit in der Anlagentechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Verhalten von druckfuehrenden Komponenten und Systemen bei erhoehten Belastungen. Bd. 2. Vortraege 27-50
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; DEFECTS; PIPES; QUALITY ASSURANCE; PERSONNEL; RELIABILITY; TRAINING; EUROPE; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; REGULATIONS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
OSTI ID:
667747
Research Organizations:
Stuttgart Univ. (Germany). Staatliche Materialpruefungsanstalt
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99704622; TRN: DE98FG171
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99704622
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
pp. 41.1-41.13
Announcement Date:
Dec 02, 1998

Citation Formats

Lemaitre, P, Eriksen, B, Crutzen, S, Hansch, M, and Whittle, J. The ENIQ pilot study: current status. Germany: N. p., 1998. Web.
Lemaitre, P, Eriksen, B, Crutzen, S, Hansch, M, & Whittle, J. The ENIQ pilot study: current status. Germany.
Lemaitre, P, Eriksen, B, Crutzen, S, Hansch, M, and Whittle, J. 1998. "The ENIQ pilot study: current status." Germany.
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title = {The ENIQ pilot study: current status}
author = {Lemaitre, P, Eriksen, B, Crutzen, S, Hansch, M, and Whittle, J}
abstractNote = {A pilot study is currently being carried out by ENIQ (European Network for Inspection Qualification) in order to explore the issues involved in inspection qualification applied along the general principles of the European methodology. The components selected for the pilot study are austenitic pipe to pipe and pipe to elbows welds typical of those in BWR recirculation loops. A range of defect parameters has been defined. A suitable inspection procedure designed to find the designated defects will be applied to geometrically representative test pieces. The procedure/equipment will be qualified through open trials and technical justification. The personnel qualification will be done in a blind way. Once all features of the inspection system will have been qualified an in-service inspection will be simulated in order to test the feasibility of the qualification approach followed. In this paper the current status of this pilot study is discussed. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {1998}
month = {Nov}
}