Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs

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Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs. / Bosch, Rik-Wouter; Somville, Frédéric; Gérard, Robert; Vancluysen, S.; Bertolis, D.; Martens, D.; Bracke, J.

Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability. Unknown, 2018. p. 1-9.

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Bosch, R-W, Somville, F, Gérard, R, Vancluysen, S, Bertolis, D, Martens, D & Bracke, J 2018, Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs. in Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability. Unknown, pp. 1-9, 2018 - FONTEVRAUD 9, Avignon , France, 2018-09-17.

APA

Bosch, R-W., Somville, F., Gérard, R., Vancluysen, S., Bertolis, D., Martens, D., & Bracke, J. (2018). Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs. In Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability (pp. 1-9). Unknown.

Vancouver

Bosch R-W, Somville F, Gérard R, Vancluysen S, Bertolis D, Martens D et al. Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs. In Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability. Unknown. 2018. p. 1-9

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Bosch, Rik-Wouter ; Somville, Frédéric ; Gérard, Robert ; Vancluysen, S. ; Bertolis, D. ; Martens, D. ; Bracke, J. / Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs. Contribution of Materials Investigations and Operating Experience to Light Water NPPs’ Safety, Performance and Reliability. Unknown, 2018. pp. 1-9

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title = "Management of nickel-based alloy butt welds in the reactor coolant system of Belgian NPPs",
abstract = "Following the occurrence of PWSCC events in RPV outlet nozzles welds in V.C. Summer and Ringhals 3 and 4 NPPs in 2000, ENGIE Electrabel set up an enhanced ISI program specifically dedicated to RPV and pressurizer nozzles butt welds made of nickel-based alloy 182 in Doel 3-4 and Tihange 2-3 PWR units. Specific non-destructive examinations (NDE) carried out in this framework at an increased frequency did not reveal any PWSCC indications but some non-growing sub-surface indications have been detected. It was then decided to mitigate the risk of PWSCC in all pressurizer nozzles butt welds made of nickel-based alloy 182. The paper summarizes the strategy implemented by ENGIE Electrabel to manage the risk of PWSCC in those butt welds.",
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