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Global Applications of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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An overview of the codes and standards for pressurized equipment as used in the South African nuclear industry is presented. The applicable legislation, regulatory requirements, and the roles of the respective regulatory bodies governing the use of pressurized equipment will be discussed. Two pressurized water reactor (PWR) units constructed by Framatome (now Areva) are commercially in operation in the country. A historical perspective of the construction, licensing, and operational phases is given, with emphasis on the design and quality rules used and risk considerations allowed by the licensing framework. The nuclear and non-nuclear codes used will be presented and the approach to and deviations from the in-service inspection code requirements will be explained.

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