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Several institutions and electrical utilities in Europe, including the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have the capability to deal with several of the problems posed by the operation and aging of structural components and with their structural integrity assessment. These institutions and the JRC have developed cooperative programmes now organized in networks. They include utilities, engineering companies research and development laboratories and regulatory bodies. Each network deals with a specific aspect of fitness for purpose of materials in structural components. There is a good complementarity between these networks and several working groups on structural integrity and codes and standards. This paper gives information and describes the structure and the objectives of the existing networks. Particular emphasis is given to the networks status after the first half of 1995.

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Authors: VON ESTORFF U ET AL, JRC Petten (NL);CHAMPIGNY F, Electricité de France (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear engineering and design (1995)
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