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Title Irradiation embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in nuclear power plants / edited by Naoki Soneda.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] : Woodhead Publishing, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (437 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Woodhead Publishing series in energy ; number 26
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 26.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index at the end of each chapters.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Irradiation Embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) in Nuclear Power Plants; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy; Preface; Part I: Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) design and fabrication; 1 Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) design and fabrication: the case of the USA; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code design practices; 1.3 The design process; 1.4 Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) materials selection; 1.5 Toughness requirements; 1.6 RPV fabrication processes; 1.7 Welding practices; 1.8 References.
2 Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) components: processing and properties2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Advances in nuclear reactor pressure vessel (RPV) components; 2.3 Materials for nuclear RPVs; 2.4 Manufacturing technologies; 2.5 Metallurgical and mechanical properties of components; 2.6 Conclusions; 2.7 References; 3 WWER-type reactor pressure vessel (RPV) materials and fabrication; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 WWER reactor pressure vessel (RPV) materials; 3.3 Production of materials for components and welding techniques; 3.4 Future trends; 3.5 Sources of further information and advice.
Part II: Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) embrittlement in operational nuclear power plants4 Embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in pressurized water reactors (PWRs); 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Characteristics of pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor pressure vessel (RPV) embrittlement; 4.3 US surveillance database; 4.4 French surveillance database; 4.5 Japanese surveillance database; 4.6 Surveillance databases from other countries; 4.7 Future trends; 4.8 References; 5 Embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in WWER-type reactors; 5.1 Introduction.
5.2 Characteristics of embrittlement of WWER reactor pressure vessel (RPV) materials5.3 Trend curves; 5.4 WWER surveillance programmes; 5.5 RPV annealing in WWER reactors; 5.6 RPV annealing technology; 5.7 Sources of further information and advice; 5.8 References; 6 Integrity and embrittlement management of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in light-water reactors; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Parameters governing reactor pressure vessel (RPV) integrity; 6.3 Pressure-temperature operating limits; 6.4 Pressurized thermal shock (PTS); 6.5 Mitigation methods; 6.6 Licensing considerations; 6.7 References.
7 Surveillance of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) embrittlement in Magnox reactors7.1 Introduction; 7.2 History of Magnox reactors; 7.3 Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) materials and construction; 7.4 Reactor operating rules; 7.5 Design of the surveillance schemes; 7.6 Early surveillance results; 7.7 Dose-damage relationships and intergranular fracture in irradiated submerged-arc welds (SAWs); 7.8 Infl uence of thermal neutrons; 7.9 Validation of toughness assessment methodology by RPV SAW sampling; 7.10 Final remarks; 7.11 Acknowledgements; 7.12 References.
Summary Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) contain the fuel and therefore the reaction at the heart of nuclear power plants. They are a life-determining structural component: if they suffer serious damage, the continued operation of the plant is in jeopardy. This book critically reviews irradiation embrittlement, the main degradation mechanism affecting RPV steels, and mitigation routes for managing the RPV lifetime. Part I reviews RPV design and fabrication in different countries, with an emphasis on the materials required, their important properties, and manufacturing technologies. Part II then con.
Subject Nuclear reactors.
Nuclear pressure vessels.
Nuclear pressure vessels. (OCoLC)fst01040681
Nuclear reactors. (OCoLC)fst01040734
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Soneda, Naoki, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Irradiation embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in nuclear power plants. Cambridge, [England] : Woodhead Publishing, 2015 xxii, 409 pages Woodhead Publishing in energy ; Number 26 9781845699673
ISBN 9780857096470 (e-book)
0857096478 (e-book)
184569967X (hbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056016061
CHNEW 001012434
CHVBK 519300971
DEBBG BV043216146
DEBSZ 431888167
DEBSZ 43413936X
GBVCP 817080333
GBVCP 825918855

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