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Generic Aging Management Programs for License Renewal of PWR Reactor Coolant System Components

[+] Author Affiliations
V. N. Shah, Y. Y. Liu

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Paper No. PVP2002-1371, pp. 33-40; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/PVP2002-1371
From:
  • ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Selected Topics on Aging Management, Reliability, Safety and License Renewal
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 5–9, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4655-5
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

The paper reviews the existing aging management programs (AMPs) for the reactor coolant system (RCS) components in pressurized water reactors (PWRs), including the reactor pressure vessel and internals, the reactor coolant system and connected lines, pressurizer, reactor coolant pumps, valves, and steam generators. These programs have been evaluated in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL), NUREG-1801, for their use in the license renewal process. These AMPs include both generic and plant-specific programs. The generic AMPs are acceptable for managing aging effects during an extended period of operation and do not require further evaluation; the plant-specific AMPs require further evaluation. The use of the GALL report should facilitate both preparation of a license renewal application and timely and uniform review by the NRC staff.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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