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Equipment Condition Monitoring - Nuclear

Required Examination Of Nuclear Safety Related Components

  • Code of Federal Regulations 10CFR50.55 requires operating plants to implement:

    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section XI – Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

    • Includes periodic examination of the reactor pressure vessel and associated connected piping

    • Established in 10 year inspection intervals

    • Examination methods include: visual, surface and volumetric examinations

    • Also requires performance testing of key pumps and valves in safety systems

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