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Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Mechanical Integrity - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128163436

Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Mechanical Integrity

2nd Edition

Design and Operability of Mechanical Systems, Equipment and Supporting Structures

Authors: George Antaki Ramiz Gilada
Paperback ISBN: 9780128163436
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 500
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Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Mechanical Integrity: Design and Operability of Mechanical Systems, Equipment and Supporting Structures, Second Edition explains how to navigate the various maintenance codes, standards and regulations for the nuclear power industry. Sections update on operating procedures, fatigue damage, corrosion, accidental over-pressure, design-based accidents, and much more. George Antaki and Ramiz Gilda provide expert guidance and a combined 40+ years of experience in the field of nuclear power plant safety, also addressing lessons learned from Fukushima in 2011 and the resulting protection systems implemented.

This thoroughly updated resource will be particularly valuable to both new and experienced nuclear engineers, maintenance supervisors, nuclear safety researchers and professionals, and all those invested in keeping abreast of the latest industry best practices.

Key Features

  • Presents 50+ common issues faced by engineers in the NPP field
  • Provides practical and up-to-date operating experiences which explore lessons learned over many decades, successes and developmental opportunities
  • Includes key safety classifications for systems and components and advises on the compliance of international codes and standards


Nuclear Engineers, Mechanical engineers, construction engineers, maintenance engineers, Reliability Engineers, Researchers and Post grads in engineering and nuclear safety or with a background in nuclear power and mechanics

Table of Contents

  1. Regulations, Codes, and Standards
    2. Design Basis Loads and Qualification
    3. Examination and Leak Testing
    4. Suspended Systems
    5. Supporting Structures
    6. Materials and Aging Mechanisms
    7. Operability and Industry Operating Experience
    8. Maintenance and Repairs


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About the Authors

George Antaki

Mr. Antaki is Chairman of ASME III (Nuclear) Working Group Piping Design, member of ASME-QME (Qualification of Mechanical Equipment, Nuclear), and member of ASME III (nuclear) Subgroup Component Design, and ASME (nuclear) Operation and Maintenance Committee. He has over 37 years of experience in nuclear plant engineering, and is an instructor of nuclear engineering courses for the ASME. Mr. Antaki was Manager of Systems structural Analysis at Westinghouse (one of the leading reactor designers), and is currently Chief Engineer Becht Nuclear Services.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Engineer, Becht Nuclear Services, Aiken, South Carolina, USA

Ramiz Gilada

Mr. Gilada has 33 years of experience in Mechanical and Civil Construction and Design Projects. He developed expertise as Principal Consultant Engineer in Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Structural Dynamics and Piping Engineering and performed acting managerial duties as needed. He is a member of ASME III (Nuclear) Working Group Piping Design, Working Group Flaw Evaluation and ASME (Nuclear) Operation and Maintenance Committee. He successfully completed Nuclear Plant Certification Class in Reactor Theory, Thermodynamics, Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Plant Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

ASME III (Nuclear) Working Group Piping Design and ASME (Nuclear) Operation and Maintenance Committee, Cleburne, Texas, USA

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