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Non-destructive examination (NDE) during fabrication, pre-service inspection (PSI) and in service inspection (ISI) are key issues for the safe use of nuclear energy. In addition, they are an important element of plant lifetime management. When looking to the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC's) and to the New Independent States (NIS) operating soviet designed reactors, time has come to establish an industrial co-operation framework with these countries, considering the effectiveness and the adaptability of the European Technology. The DG XVII (Directorate General DGXVII for Energy) of the EC has created and launched the European Non Destructive Examination Forum (ENDEF). The Forum's objectives, modes of operation and strategies are presented in this paper.

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Authors: DEFFRENNES M, CEC Bruxelles (BE);CRUTZEN S, CEC Bruxelles (BE);LEMAITRE P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);VON ESTORFF U, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifth International Conference on Materials Issues in Design, Manufacturing and Operation, St Petersburg (RU), June 7-12, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41755 ORA
Record Number: 199811377 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en