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

Editor
K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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ISBN:
9780791860199
No. of Pages:
802
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2014

The objective of this chapter is to provide some highlights on the recent issues and lessons learned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the safety related and safety significant nuclear power plant components, which utilize the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, Sections III and XI. These include issues related to 2011 Japan Earthquake that directly impacted the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, and also led the regulatory bodies worldwide to take a closer look at the emergency systems for any needed changes for beyond the design basis events. This chapter also provides some information on environmental assisted fatigue of nuclear...

30.1 Introduction
30.2 Fukushima Lessons Learned
30.3 Effect of LWR Environment on Fatigue Life of Nuclear Plant Components
30.4 Buried Pipe-Leakage Issues
30.5 HDPE for Replacement of Carbon Steel Piping in Safety Related Class 3 Buried Piping
30.6 Lessons Learned – BWR Steam Dryers for EPU Operation
30.7 RPV Indications in DOEL & Tihange NPP
30.8 Steam Generator Tube Leaks
30.9 Issues for New Construction
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