Aging and Life Extension of Major Light Water Reactor Components - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444894489, 9780080963617

Aging and Life Extension of Major Light Water Reactor Components

1st Edition

Editors: V.N. Shah P.E. MacDonald
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444894489
eBook ISBN: 9780080963617
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 30th June 1993
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(Selected) Pressurized Water Reactor Pressure Vessels. Design materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - radiation embrittlement - fatigue. Potential failure modes. Mitigation of embrittlement damage - reduction of thermal stresses - flux reductions - thermal annealing. Inservice inspection, surveillance and repair - inservice inspection methods - flaw distribution measurements - surveillance programs - estimating the mechanical properties of irradiated materials - weld repair. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Pressurized Water Reactor Coolant Piping. Design and materials - geometry - materials and fabrication. Stressors; - steady-state stress - transient stresses. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - fatigue - thermal embrittlement - stress corrosion cracking - corrosion - erosion and cavitation - creep. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspections - inservice inspection requirements - material considerations - inservice inspection reliability. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Counter Measures For Tube Failures In Pressurized Water Reactor Steam Generators. Steam generator tube degradation - recirculating type steam generators - once-through steam generators. Mitigation techniques - secondary-side chemical impurity control - chemical additives that inhibit corrosion - steam generator secondary-side cleaning - shot peening and rotopeening the tubing - stress relieving the U-bends - reducing the hot-leg-side temperature repair - flaw-acceptance criteria for tube integrity - plugging - sleeving - nickel plating. Replacement of steam generators. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Boiling Water Reactor Pressure Vessels. Design and materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - fatigue - intergranular stress corrosion cracking - radiation embrittlement - stress corrosion cracking. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspection, surveillance, monitoring, and repair - inservice inspection - surveillance - on-line monitoring - field repair. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Boiling Water Reactor Vessel Internals. Design and materials - incore instrument housings - core shroud and core plate - Shroud baffle plate - fuel supports - jet pump assemblies - top guide - core spray lines and spargers - shroud head - feedwater spargers - steam separator and dryer assemblies - materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) - irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) - fatigue - thermal embrittlement - radiation embrittlement. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspection, monitoring, and repair. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations.

Table of Contents

(Selected) Pressurized Water Reactor Pressure Vessels. Design materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - radiation embrittlement - fatigue. Potential failure modes. Mitigation of embrittlement damage - reduction of thermal stresses - flux reductions - thermal annealing. Inservice inspection, surveillance and repair - inservice inspection methods - flaw distribution measurements - surveillance programs - estimating the mechanical properties of irradiated materials - weld repair. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Pressurized Water Reactor Coolant Piping. Design and materials - geometry - materials and fabrication. Stressors; - steady-state stress - transient stresses. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - fatigue - thermal embrittlement - stress corrosion cracking - corrosion - erosion and cavitation - creep. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspections - inservice inspection requirements - material considerations - inservice inspection reliability. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Counter Measures For Tube Failures In Pressurized Water Reactor Steam Generators. Steam generator tube degradation - recirculating type steam generators - once-through steam generators. Mitigation techniques - secondary-side chemical impurity control - chemical additives that inhibit corrosion - steam generator secondary-side cleaning - shot peening and rotopeening the tubing - stress relieving the U-bends - reducing the hot-leg-side temperature repair - flaw-acceptance criteria for tube integrity - plugging - sleeving - nickel plating. Replacement of steam generators. Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Boiling Water Reactor Pressure Vessels. Design and materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - fatigue - intergranular stress corrosion cracking - radiation embrittlement - stress corrosion cracking. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspection, surveillance, monitoring, and repair - inservice inspection - surveillance - on-line monitoring - field repair. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Boiling Water Reactor Vessel Internals. Design and materials - incore instrument housings - core shroud and core plate - Shroud baffle plate - fuel supports - jet pump assemblies - top guide - core spray lines and spargers - shroud head - feedwater spargers - steam separator and dryer assemblies - materials. Stressors. Degradation sites. Degradation mechanisms - intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) - irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) - fatigue - thermal embrittlement - radiation embrittlement. Potential failure modes. Inservice inspection, monitoring, and repair. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations.

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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1993
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080963617
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444894489

About the Editor

V.N. Shah

P.E. MacDonald

Affiliations and Expertise

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA