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The PISC programme has the general objective of assessing procedures and techniques used for the inspection of pressure components, in particular the capability and reliability of nondestructive inspection (NDI) procedures of structural components. The programme is now in its third phase (PISC III); activities concentrate on the validation of the PISC II results (e.g. modification of the ASME inspection codes), on real structures containing service defects, and the extension of the PISC methodology to important structural components made of different materials. Most of the PISC test assemblies and structured pieces are typical of, or come directly from, nuclear plants.

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Authors: CRUTZEN S, JRC Ispra (IT);JEHENSON P, JRC Ispra (IT);HERKENRATH H, JRC Ispra (IT);NICHOLS R, Nichols Consultancies, Reading (GB);STROSNIDER J, OECD, Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Materials Science Problems by Producers and Operators of NPP, St. Petersburg (SU), June 15-20, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36819 ORA
Record Number: 199210714 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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