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Investigation on Integrity of JMTR Reactor Pressure Vessel

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Hiroshi Ide, Akihiro Kimura, Hiroshi Miura, Yoshiharu Nagao, Naohiko Hori, Masanori Kaminaga

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan

Paper No. ICONE18-30238, pp. 325-334; 10 pages
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 1
  • Xi’an, China, May 17–21, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4929-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Visual observation of inner side of a reactor pressure vessel of Japan Materials Testing Reactor (JMTR) was carried out using an underwater camera before the JMTR refurbishment work from the view point of its long term utilization, because the reactor pressure vessel of the JMTR will be used continuously after restart of the JMTR. As a result of the visual observation, the harmful wound was not confirmed. Moreover, there was no loosening of the bolts and the screws. On the other hand, adhesion materials which can be easily removed using the gauze were observed around nozzles in a top closure of the reactor pressure vessel. A major component of the adhesion materials is an iron as a result of the componential analysis. However, no significant problem affecting the integrity of the reactor pressure vessel was observed, and then the integrity of the reactor pressure vessel was confirmed. From view points of the stress corrosion cracking, fast neutron fluence and fatigue, it became clear that the reactor pressure vessel of the JMTR can be used for more than 20 years. The visual observation by the underwater camera is to be carried out periodically to confirm the integrity of the reactor pressure vessel in future.

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Topics: Reactor vessels



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