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Defect Assessment Procedure for Low to High Temperature Range

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Bilal Dogan

GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

Robert Ainsworth

British Energy Generation, Ltd., Gloucester, UK

Paper No. PVP2003-2032, pp. 105-111; 7 pages
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Flaw Evaluation, Service Experience, and Reliability
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4154-5
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


There are many similarities between available procedures used for defect assessment. They have been developed as a result of experience gained from material-specific programs and have often been verified using the same data. One recently updated document covering life assessment procedures under creep and creep/fatigue crack growth conditions is BS 7910. This document takes into account some of the most recent developments in the subject, including some from the British Energy R5 Procedure. Future developments in defect assessment procedures will follow the route of simplified and unified codes covering defect behaviour in the low to high temperature range. In this paper, the relevance of the insignificant creep curves in RCC-MR for defect free structures and the creep exemption criteria in BS7910 are examined. Then, an overview is given of some European developments in defect assessment methods for Fitness-for-Service assessment, based on recent and current projects such as the EC thematic network FITNET.

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