Stress corrosion cracking is a major problem in light water nuclear reactors, whether pressurised water reactors (PWRs) or boiling water reactors (BWRs). The nuclear industry needs to be able to predict the service life of these power plants and develop appropriate maintenance and repair practices to ensure safe long term operation. This important book sums up key recent research on corrosion in light water reactors and its practical applications.
The book is divided into four parts. It begins with an overview of materials degradation due to stress corrosion, corrosion potential monitoring and passivation. Part two summarises research on susceptibility of materials to stress corrosion cracking and the ways it can be initiated. The third part of the book considers stress corrosion crack propagation processes whilst the final part includes practical case studies of corrosion in particular plants. The book reviews corrosion in a range of materials such as low alloy steels, stainless steels and nickel-based alloys.
With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Corrosion issues in light water reactors is a standard work for the nuclear industry.
- Summarises key recent research on corrosion in light water reactors
- Includes practical case studies
The nuclear industry and all those concerned with corrosion research
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- 22nd June 2007
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Dr Damien Féron is Deputy Head of the Service de la Corrosion et du Comportement des Matériaux dans leur Environment at CEA-Saclay and is Chair of the EFC Working Party 4 (Nuclear Corrosion).
Dr Jean-Marc Oliveis a researcher at researcher at C.N.R.S. and is Chair of the EFC Working Party 5 (Environment Sensitive Fracture).
HYDROGENIUS-AIST-Kyushu University, Japan