European networks in relation with the integrity of ageing structures
3 European networks on structural integrity aspects AMES, ENIQ and NESC are presently managed by the Institute for Advanced Materials as part of the Joint Research Centre of the EC. The networks were launched during 1993. Since then considerable progress has been reached. AMES has identified 3 projects of common interest. The first on the validation of surveillance practice and mitigation methods has been detailed and task groups set up. The other 2 projects on irradiation effects on internals and on the significance of phosphorus causing low toughness in steels are currently in the process of development. ENIQ has moved to a steering committee composed of utilities as voting members. An important step was reached by issuing a consensus document above a European methodology for qualification of nondestructive testing. NESC is heavily involved in carrying out the first NESC project on the spinning cylinder experiment. The spin could take place in the second half of 1996. In parallel a second NESC project is developing for an extended verification of the structural integrity assessment procedures for reactor pressure vessels of CrMoV type steel.
Bibliographic Reference: Article Nuclear Engineering International (1995)
Record Number: 199610131 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
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