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This article describes the inspection of the Petten High Flux Reactor during its shutdown in 1984. The shutdown took place to replace the reactor vessels which had been subjected to continuous radiation for more than 20 years. The inspection programme included ultrasonic, eddy current, liquid penetrant and dimensional and visual testings. The ultrasonic and eddy current inspections were carried out using an underwater remotely controlled manipulator together with a data processing and recording system. The in-service inspections performed subsequently have demonstrated that there has been no change in the vessel since 1984.

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Authors: BIETH M, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 6th European Conference on Non Destructive Testing ECNDT, Nice (FR), October 24-28, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38690 ORA
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