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Understanding and mitigating ageing in nuclear power plants : materials and operational aspects of plant life management (PLiM)

Author: Philip G Tipping
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Publishing, ©2010.
Series: Woodhead Publishing in energy, no. 4.
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Understanding and mitigating ageing in nuclear power plants.
Oxford ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Publishing, ©2010
(OCoLC)666239705
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Tipping
ISBN: 9781845699956 1845699955
OCLC Number: 768194971
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 914 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Note continued: 17.7. Application of research and operational experience to the practical solution of problems (relation to plant life management, PLiM) --
17.8. Conclusions --
17.9. References --
pt. IV Plant life management (PLiM) practices in nuclear power plants --
18. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for pressurized light water nuclear reactors (PWR) / Ph. G. Tipping --
18.1. Introduction --
18.2. Ageing-related terminology and descriptions of major pressurized water reactor (PWR) components --
18.3. Overview of fuel and control of core power in pressurized water reactors (PWR) --
18.4. Discussion --
18.5. Conclusions --
18.6. Sources of further information --
18.7. References --
19. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for water-cooled water-moderated nuclear reactors (WWER) / T.J. Katona --
19.1. Introduction --
19.2. Description of water-cooled water-moderated nuclear reactors (WWERs) --
19.3. Plant life management (PLiM) policy of water-cooled water-moderated nuclear reactor (WWER) operators --
19.4. Mechanical components relevant for safe long-term operation --
19.5. Structures and structural components relevant for safe long-term operation --
19.6. Electrical, instrumentation and control equipment relevant for safe long-term operation --
19.7. Regulatory requirements for continued operation --
19.8. Integration of plant life management (PLiM) programmes for water-cooled water-moderated nuclear reactor (WWERs) --
19.9. Feedback of operational experience --
19.10. Research needs in area of ageing of water-cooled water-moderated nuclear reactor (WWER) components --
19.11. Role of international organizations and programmes --
19.12. Future trends --
19.13. Sources of further information --
19.14. References --
20. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for boiling water nuclear reactors (BWR): Japanese experience / N. Yamashita --
20.1. Introduction --
20.2. Features and types of boiling water reactors --
boiling water reactor (BWR) and advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) --
20.3. Major ageing mechanisms significant for boiling water reactor (BWR) systems, structures and components (SSCs) --
20.4. Ageing management practices against major significant ageing mechanisms --
20.5. Major component replacement/refurbishment programmes --
20.6. Technical subjects to be facilitated for ageing management --
20.7. Current direction for more effective and systematic ageing management programmes --
20.8. Knowledge management and research and development (R & D) --
20.9. References --
20.10. Abbreviations --
21. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for pressurised heavy water nuclear reactors (PHWR) / D.K. Jain --
21.1. Introduction --
21.2. Pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR)/Canadian Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) --
21.3. Critical components of Indian pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) --
21.4. Reactor ageing issues: pressure tube, end shields and calandria tube --
21.5. Reactor ageing issues: reactivity mechanisms and fuel handling systems --
21.6. Reactor ageing issues: feeders, secondary side piping, steam generators and heat exchangers --
21.7. Reactor ageing issues: civil structures, cables and sea water systems --
21.8. Regulatory issues associated with plant life management (PLiM) --
21.9. Application of research and operational experience to find the practical solution to problems --
21.10. Future trends --
21.11. Acknowledgements --
21.12. References --
22. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for sodium cooled fast neutron spectrum nuclear reactors (SFRs) / K. Bhanu Sankara Rao --
22.1. Introduction --
22.2. Sodium cooled fast neutron spectrum reactors (SFRs) --
22.3. Design approach --
22.4. Safety and regulatory perspective --
22.5. In-service inspection (ISI) and robotics in life assessment based on research and development (R & D) and applications --
22.6. Life extension aspects of international sodium cooled fast neutron spectrum reactors (SFRs) --
22.7. Future trends --
22.8. Conclusion --
22.9. Acknowledgements --
22.10. References --
23. Plant life management (PLiM) practices for gas-cooled, graphite-moderated nuclear reactors: UK experience / G.B. Neighbour --
23.1. Introduction --
23.2. UK gas-cooled reactor types (Magnox and advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR)) --
23.3. Nuclear graphite --
23.4. Effects of reactor environment on the graphite moderator --
23.5. The UK nuclear regulatory regime --
23.6. Maintaining the safety of graphite moderator cores --
23.7. Regulatory requirements for continued operation --
23.8. Future trends --
23.9. Sources of further information --
23.10. Useful websites --
23.11. References --
24. Outlook for nuclear power plant life management (PLiM) practices --
summary, conclusions, recommendations / Ph. G. Tipping --
24.1. Introduction --
24.2. Further elements to consider for nuclear power plant ageing and plant life management (PLiM-AM) --
24.3. Discussion --
24.4. Current and projected requirements of the nuclear power industry --
24.5. List of topical issues of current and future relevance to nuclear power plants (NPPs) --
24.6. Conclusions --
24.7. References.
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing in energy, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Philip G. Tipping.

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