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Accession Number DE2013-1087046
Title Summary of Large Concrete Sampler.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 57p
Personal Author C. Smith D. Clayton
Abstract Materials issues are a key concern for the existing nuclear reactor fleet as material degradation can lead to increased maintenance, increased downtime, and increased risk. Extending reactor life to 60 years and beyond will likely increase susceptibility and severity of known forms of degradation. Additionally, new mechanisms of materials degradation are also possible. The purpose of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is to develop technologies and other solutions that can improve the reliability, sustain the safety, and extend the operating lifetimes of nuclear power plants beyond 60 years. The intent of this LWRS Concrete nondestructive evaluation (NDE) roadmap is to define Research & Development (R&D) actions to address gaps between available NDE concrete techniques and the technology needed to make quantitative measurements to determine the durability and performance of concrete structures on our current nuclear power plant (NPP) fleet.
Keywords Concretes
Nondestructive testing
Nuclear power plants
Nuclear reactors
Research and development
Water cooled reactors

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
Corporate Author Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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