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The objective of Action 5 of PISC III is the experimental evaluation of the performance of test procedures and techniques for inspection of steam generator tubes in nuclear power plants. Several procedures were found to work well for all major defects in typical locations. However, detection capability fell for all the flaws with a depth of less than 40 % of wall thickness, particularly for crack-like flaws. There was little correlation between detection and flaw length.

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Authors: BIRAC C, EDF GDL, St. Denis (FR);COMBY R, EDF GDL, St. Denis (FR);MACIGA G, ENEL, Piacenza (IT);ZANELLA G, ENEL, Piacenza (IT);PEREZ PRAT J, JRC Petten (NL);VON ESTORFF U, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 95 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, Hawaii (US), July 23-27, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39020 ORA
Record Number: 199510841 / Last updated on: 1995-08-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en