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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 3, Third Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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Chapter 61, authored by Dr. Luc H. Geraets, introduces Belgium as an important actor in the applications of nuclear energy. The author provides a short historical summary of the development of nuclear power in Belgium. He explains the choice made by Belgium to follow the USNRC rules for the construction of its nuclear units, and details how the design and safety analysis of these units have been done by applying the US rules and all the associated documentation (regulatory guides, standard review plans, ASME Code, IEEE standards, ANSI, ANS, etc.). The practical transposition of the ASME Code to the Belgian...

61.1 Introduction
61.2 Belgium Pressure Equipment Regulation
61.3 The Derogation
61.4 Quality Groups, Classes, and Applicable Codes
61.5 Repairs, Replacements, and Modifications
61.6 Subsection IWA — General Requirements
61.7 Subsection IWB — Requirements for Class 1 Components of Light-Water Cooled Plants
61.8 Subsection IWC — Requirements for Class 2 Components of Light-Water Cooled Plants
61.9 Subsection IWE — Requirements for Class MC and Metallic Liners of Class CC Components of Light-Water Cooled Plants
61.10 Subsection IWL — Requirements for Class CC Concrete Components of Light-Water Cooled Plants
61.11 Appendix II — Owner's Reports for In-Service Inspections
61.12 Appendix IX — Application Rules of the ASME Code Section III or Other Regulations for Repair or Replacement of Components in Operating Nuclear Units
61.13 Appendix X — An Independent Body Distinct from the Mandated Organization Performing the AIA Role
61.14 Evolution of the Rules
61.15 Acknowledgment
61.16 References
61.17 Appendices
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