Canadian nuclear standard CSA N285.4 requires the periodic metallurgical examination of removed ex-service steam generator tubes. This paper describes the practices used for the characterization and structural integrity tests of ex-service steam generator tubes at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). It shows that there is no degradation in mechanical properties of Monel 400 tubes after 7 to 18 Effective Full Power Years (EFPY) of operation and Incoloy 800 tubes after more than 10 EFPY of operation.

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