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The main objective of Action 5 of the Programme for the Inspection of Steel Components (PISC) III was the experimental evaluation of the performance of test procedures and techniques available to inspect steam generator tubes in-service. During June 1991, the circulation of the blind test tubes to the 29 participating organizations from 9 different countries commenced. By the end of 1993, the planned round robin test was completed on tube assemblies. The data collection, adaptation and evaluation was completed in 1996. In this paper, the evaluated flaws and the organization of the round robin test is detailed together with the report on the evaluation of the results in terms of flaw detection frequency and probability as well as sizing and correct sentencing performances using different rejection/acceptance criteria.

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Authors: BEITH M, JRC Petten (NL);BIRAC C, EDF-GDL Saint-Denis (FR);COMBY R, EDF-GDL Saint-Denis (FR);MACIGA G, ENEL DCO Piacenza (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Nice (FR) May 25-29, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40853 ORA
Record Number: 199711251 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en