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This report presents the results of a study which has been undertaken to compare leak before break (LBB) methodologies in EU countries. The study, involving Framatome, Siemens, Mitsui Babcock, NNC and AEA Technology, has been associated with comparing the LBB procedures used in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and applying them to a benchmark of a typical light water reactor (LWR) primary circuit piping butt weld.

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Authors: SHARPLES J K, AEA Technology (GB);GILLES P, Framatome (FR);WELLEIN R, Siemens, Erlangen (DE);BUCKTHORPE D E, NNC (GB);ANDERSON J, Mitsui Babcock (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17574 EN (1998) 34pp., ECU 7.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4189-8
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