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A pilot study is currently being carried out by European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ) in order to explore the issues involved in inspection qualification applied along the general principles of the European methodology. The components selected for the pilot study are austenitic pipe to pipe and pipe to elbows welds typical of those in boiling water reactor (BWR) recirculation loops. A range of defect parameters has been defined. A suitable inspection procedure designed to find the designated defects will be applied to geometrically representative test pieces. The procedure/equipment was qualified through open trials and technical justification. An in-service inspection will be simulated in order to test the feasibility of the qualification approach followed. In this paper the current status of this pilot study is discussed.

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Authors: LEMAITRE P, JRC Petten (NL);ERIKSEN B, JRC Petten (NL);CRUTZEN S, JRC Petten (NL);WHITTLE J, AEA Technology, Risley (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ASME/JSME Joint PVP Conference, San Diego (US), July 27-30, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41773 ORA
Record Number: 199811390 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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