Recently published Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1144 by the NRC provides guidance for use in determining the acceptable fatigue life of ASME pressure boundary components, with consideration of the light water reactor (LWR) environment. The analytical expressions and further details are provided in NUREG/CR-6909. In this paper, the environmental fatigue rules are applied to a BWR feedwater line. The piping material is carbon steel (SA333, Gr. 6) and the feedwater nozzle material is low alloy steel (SA508 Class 2). The transients used in the evaluation are based on the thermal cycle diagram of the piping. The calculated fatigue usage factors including the environmental effects are compared with those obtained using the current ASME Code rules. In both cases the cumulative fatigue usage factors are shown to be less than 1.0.

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