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Evaluation of non destructive testing techniques for monitoring of material degradation

Objective

The lifetime extension of aging power plants for electricity production is an economical way to reduce the cost of the kilowatt-hour for the benefit of the customers. Extending the lifetime of existing installations requires the development of innovative techniques for the inspection of critical components. Such techniques will detect changes in the materials and allow to plan the actions for failure prevention: change of operation parameters, increased inspections or replacement of components. The aim of this project is to assess the capability and the reliability of these techniques by means of an evaluation concerning irradiation damage in reactor pressure vessels and thermal fatigue of pipings. Series of aged samples will be characterised metallurgically and mechanically before being tested by the partners using various non-destructive techniques.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Address
6,Quai Watier 6
78401 Chatou
France

Participants (15)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address

WA3 6AT Warrington
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
FRAMATOME ANP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
91058 Erlangen
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Universitaet, Gebaeude 37
66123 Saarbruecken
KFKI - ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Konkoly-thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
NUCLEAR RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
PO Box 25 Petten
NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Rez 130
250 68 Rez - Praha
Oesterreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf Ges.m.b.H.
Austria
Address
An Der B60
2444 Seibersdorf
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
Address
The Quadrant 404, Birchwood Park
WA3 6AT Warrington
SIEMPELKAMP PRUEF- UND GUTACHTER-GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Am Lagerplatz 6A
01072 Dresden
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3,Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
Address
1,Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28709 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Elbestrasse 38A
30419 Hannover