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Aging and service wear of control rod drive mechanisms for BWR nuclear plants

Richard Henry Greene

Aging and service wear of control rod drive mechanisms for BWR nuclear plants

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Published by Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [distributor] in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boiling water reactors -- Equipment and supplies -- Reliability.,
  • Nuclear reactors -- Control.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by R.H. Greene.
    ContributionsU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Division of Engineering., Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15372757M

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Aging and service wear of control rod drive mechanisms for BWR nuclear plants by Richard Henry Greene Download PDF EPUB FB2

This Phase I Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) study examines the aging phenomena associated with BWR control rod drive mechanisms (CRDMs) and assesses the merits of various methods of managing'' this aging.

Information for this study was acquired from (1) the results of a special CRDM aging. Get this from a library. Aging and service wear of control rod drive mechanisms for BWR nuclear plants.

[R H Greene; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Division of Engineering.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory.]. @article{osti_, title = {Maintenance of BWR control rod drive mechanisms}, author = {Greene, R H}, abstractNote = {Control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) replacement and rebuilding is one of the highest dose, most physically demanding, and complicated maintenance activities routinely accomplished by BWR utilities.

A recent industry workshop sponsored by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Robotic Maintenance Systems for Nuclear Power Plants: pdf: N Expanding the Range of Activities Performed Remotely at Nuclear Power Plants: pdf: N Scaffold Management - A New Era: pdf: N Managing of the Aging BWR Control Rod Drive Mechanisms: pdf: N ALARA Reducting During CRDM Changeout and Rebuilding: In a nuclear reactor, heat is generated as energetic neutrons and fission products slowdown in moderating materials and transfer heat to a coolant.

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This Phase I Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) study examines the aging phenomena associated with BWR control rod drive mechanisms (CRDMs) and. Control rod drive mechanisms (CRDMs) The CRDMs are situated above the upper closure head of the RPV and they are used to insert the control rod assemblies (CRAs) into the core.

The cast stainless steel external housings of CRDMs form a part of the reactor coolant (primary) pressure boundary and their integrity must be assured, since a failure Author: Ph. Tipping. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant comprised six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE) and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

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