Status and Perspectives of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Life Extension up to 60 Years Operation in Belgium

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title = "Status and Perspectives of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Life Extension up to 60 Years Operation in Belgium",
abstract = "The scope of this report is limited to a safety evaluation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) against neutron embrittlement, in the most severely irradiation region (beltline) and in the event of a pressurized thermal shock. The irreplaceable RPV is considered to be the most critical component for lifetime considerations of the nuclear power plant. However, an application for operation extension will also depend upon a number of additional considerations, including the technical assessment of other plant components, as well as non-technical arguments (e.g. political, environmental, economical, strategical…) that are outside the scope this report. In the hypothesis of a request for operation extension, it is the responsibility of the utilities to provide the safety authorities with an exhaustive dossier demonstrating that safe extended operation is guaranteed. The role of the safety authorities is to critically evaluate the safety dossier for eventually granting the operation extension.",
keywords = "GEMIX, nuclear power plant, license extension, reactor pressure vessel, embrittlement, safety assessment, surveillance program, advanced surveillance approach",
author = "Enrico Lucon and Rachid Chaouadi and Marc Scibetta and {van Walle}, Eric and Gaston Meskens",
note = "RN - BLG-1066 Score = 2",
year = "2009",
month = sep,
language = "English",
volume = "1",
series = "SCK•CEN Reports",
publisher = "SCK CEN",
number = "BLG-1066",
address = "Belgium",
edition = "0",

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T1 - Status and Perspectives of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Life Extension up to 60 Years Operation in Belgium

AU - Lucon, Enrico

AU - Chaouadi, Rachid

AU - Scibetta, Marc

AU - van Walle, Eric

A2 - Meskens, Gaston

N1 - RN - BLG-1066 Score = 2

PY - 2009/9

Y1 - 2009/9

N2 - The scope of this report is limited to a safety evaluation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) against neutron embrittlement, in the most severely irradiation region (beltline) and in the event of a pressurized thermal shock. The irreplaceable RPV is considered to be the most critical component for lifetime considerations of the nuclear power plant. However, an application for operation extension will also depend upon a number of additional considerations, including the technical assessment of other plant components, as well as non-technical arguments (e.g. political, environmental, economical, strategical…) that are outside the scope this report. In the hypothesis of a request for operation extension, it is the responsibility of the utilities to provide the safety authorities with an exhaustive dossier demonstrating that safe extended operation is guaranteed. The role of the safety authorities is to critically evaluate the safety dossier for eventually granting the operation extension.

AB - The scope of this report is limited to a safety evaluation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) against neutron embrittlement, in the most severely irradiation region (beltline) and in the event of a pressurized thermal shock. The irreplaceable RPV is considered to be the most critical component for lifetime considerations of the nuclear power plant. However, an application for operation extension will also depend upon a number of additional considerations, including the technical assessment of other plant components, as well as non-technical arguments (e.g. political, environmental, economical, strategical…) that are outside the scope this report. In the hypothesis of a request for operation extension, it is the responsibility of the utilities to provide the safety authorities with an exhaustive dossier demonstrating that safe extended operation is guaranteed. The role of the safety authorities is to critically evaluate the safety dossier for eventually granting the operation extension.

KW - GEMIX

KW - nuclear power plant

KW - license extension

KW - reactor pressure vessel

KW - embrittlement

KW - safety assessment

KW - surveillance program

KW - advanced surveillance approach

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UR - http://knowledgecentre.sckcen.be/so2/bibref/6020

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VL - 1

T3 - SCK•CEN Reports

BT - Status and Perspectives of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Life Extension up to 60 Years Operation in Belgium

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