Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Nondestructive examination (NDE) during fabrication, pre-service inspection (PSI) and In Service Inspection (ISI) are considered key issues for the safe use of nuclear energy. In addition, they are an important element of plant lifetime management, which is today a critical item in the decision process on nuclear policies. NDE is affected by several factors:

- The components to be inspected (including the effect of material, geometry, access conditions, etc);
- The reliability and the effectiveness of the techniques, equipment and procedures as applied, and their qualification;
- The human factors and thus the personnel training and qualification process.

Additional information

Authors: DEFFRENNES M, CEC Bruxelles (BE);ENGL G, Siemens KWU, Erlangen (DE);VON ESTORFF U, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 23rd MPA Seminar, Stuttgart (DE), 1-2 October 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41093 ORA
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top