Steam generator Tube Integrity Program. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1977. [PWR] [electronic resource].
- Columbus, Ohio : Battelle Memorial Institute, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Battelle Memorial Institute and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Progress is summarized in a laboratory research program to investigate the failure characteristics of artificially defected steam generator tubes representative of those found in PWR steam generators. The primary objectives of the program are: (1) carry out a selected number of burst and collapse tests on baseline and artifically defected tubes representative of tubes presently installed in PWR steam generators, the tests to be conducted in environments similar to those found in service; (2) create controlled defects to be similar to those found in PWR steam generators and fully characterize them by the use of replication and eddy current and/or other nondestructive testing methodology; (3) develop burst and collapse pressure margins-of-safety as functions of flaw geometry, tube type, and operating conditions; (4) develop methodology (techniques) for correlating the results of field inspection defect determination with the results of laboratory burst and collapse testing of flawed tubes; and (5) develop criteria for estimating margins-of-safety to be applied to the evaluation of tubes in which flaw indications are found during inservice inspection of PWR steam generators.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/01/1977., "bnwl-2314", " nureg-0359", and Anderson, W.E.; Clark, R.A.; Vagins, M.; Alzheimer, J.M.; Crowe, J.C.
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