Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 AM

Description

Nondestructive evaluation in nuclear power plants has been a growing concern for electric utility operators over the past decade 1. Many plants are operating beyond their original design lives primarily through intermittent replacement of individual components as necessary. It is critically important for the NDE field to develop technology that can evaluate the life expectancy of components in these plants, such as steam boiler pipes, headers and tubes, steam turbine rotors and blades, and nuclear pressure vessels. These components typically experience long service exposure, high temperature under high loading conditions, corrosive media and neutron irradiation. The focus of this paper will be on the irradiation effects.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Material Properties

Section

Magnetic Methods and Materials

Pages

1815-1822

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_232

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Magnetic Property Changes in various Structural Steels Due to Irradiation

La Jolla, CA

Nondestructive evaluation in nuclear power plants has been a growing concern for electric utility operators over the past decade 1. Many plants are operating beyond their original design lives primarily through intermittent replacement of individual components as necessary. It is critically important for the NDE field to develop technology that can evaluate the life expectancy of components in these plants, such as steam boiler pipes, headers and tubes, steam turbine rotors and blades, and nuclear pressure vessels. These components typically experience long service exposure, high temperature under high loading conditions, corrosive media and neutron irradiation. The focus of this paper will be on the irradiation effects.