Life Prediction and Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plant Components for Service-Related Degradation

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Fredric A. Simonen, Stephen R. Gosselin

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,1 Richland, WA 99352

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(1), 58-64 (Oct 23, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1344237 History: Received January 01, 2000; Revised October 23, 2000
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Service failures in large-bore piping (>2 in. NPS)
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Service failures by system groups
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BWR SCC failures per plant year
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Piping failure events in U.S. nuclear plants (1961–1996)
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Service failures in small-bore piping (<2 in. NPS)
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Erosion-corrosion failures per plant year
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Vibration fatigue failures per plant year
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Calculated probability of leak before and after implementation of inspection program



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