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Continuing and Changing Priorities of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards

K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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The objective of this Chapter is to provide some details of many and sometimes unique ways in which the provisions of Section III and Section XI have been used in addressing the service-induced degradations in the BWR vessels, internals, and pressure boundary piping. Among the items covered are reactor internals, weld overlays, and reactor vessel. The most common form of service-induced cracking in the stainless steel and Ni-Cr-Fe components in the BWR pressure boundary is typically due to intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC).

19.1 Introduction
19.2 BWR Internals
19.3 BWR Pressure Vessel
19.4 Reactor Pressure Boundary Piping
19.5 Crack Initiation, Growth Relationships, and Plant Monitoring
19.6 Summary
19.7 References
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