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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 1960s and 1970s was a good time for the nuclear industry. The building of nuclear power plants was at an all-time high in the United States with the majority of the current operating fleet coming on-line in the late 1960s and early 1970s. While these plants were being built, the need to maintain these plants in a safe operating condition was discussed. The practice of performing inspections for fossil-fueled power plants was well established and the risk of operating fossil-fueled plant was understood. Although the nature and extent of the inspection share, in a large measure, evolved from several...

25.1 Background
25.2 The Lessons
25.3 References
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