EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 12, 2011AMP 2010 – International Workshop on Ageing Management of Nuclear Power Plants and Waste Disposal Structures (EFC Event 334)
|Number of page(s)||19|
|Section||Aging Management Program|
|Published online||12 April 2011|
Overview of activities in the U.S. related to continued service of nuclear power plant concrete structures
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6069, USA
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Safety-related nuclear power plant concrete structures are described and commentary on continued service assessments of these structures is provided. In-service inspection and testing requirements in the U.S. are summarized. The license renewal process in the U.S. is outlined and its current status noted. A summary of operating experience related to U.S. nuclear power plant concrete structures is presented. Several candidate areas are identified where additional research would be of benefit to aging management of NPP concrete structures. Finally current ORNL activities related to aging-management of concrete structures are outlined: development of operating experience database, application of structural reliability theory, and compilation of elevated temperature concrete material property data and information.
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