Ageing management of Nuclear Power Plants is an essential issue for utilities, in term of safety and availability and corresponding economical consequences. Practically all nuclear countries have developed a systematic program to deal with ageing of components on their plants. This paper presents the ageing management program developed by EDF and that are compared with different other approaches in other countries (IAEA guidelines and GALL report). The paper presents an example of application to large diameter safety class piping. Different degradation mechanisms are considered like fatigue, corrosion or thermal aging. Maintenance and surveillance actions are discussed in the paper.

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