Developing a Computerized Aging Management System for Concrete Structures in Finnish Nuclear Power Plants

Fahim Al-Neshawy, Jukka Piironen, Esko Sistonen, Erkki Vesikari, Mikko Tuomisto, Petr Hradil, Miguel Ferreira

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Abstract

Finland has four nuclear reactors units in two power plants. The first unit started operation in 1977 and in the early 1980's all four units were in use. During the last few years the aging management of the Nuclear Power Plant's (NPP) concrete structures has grown an important issue because the existing structures are reaching the end of their licensed operating lifetime (about 40 years). Therefore the nuclear power companies are developing aging management systems to avoid premature degradation of NPP facilities and to be able to extend their operating lifetime. This paper is about the development of a computerized ageing management system for the nuclear power plants concrete structures. The computerized ageing management system is built upon central database and implementation applications. It will assist the personnel of power companies to implement the aging management activities at different phases of the lifetime of a power plant. It will provide systematic methods for planning, surveillance, inspection, monitoring, condition assessment, maintenance and repair of structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop NUCPERF 2012: Long-Term Performance of Cementitious Barriers and Reinforced Concrete in Nuclear Power Plant and Radioactive Waste Storage and Disposal (RILEM Event TC 226-CNM and EFC Event 351)
EditorsV. L’Hostis, R. Gens
PublisherEDP Sciences
Pages1-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-7598-1046-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventRILEM Workshop on Long-Term Performance of Cementitious Barriers and Reinforced Concrete in Nuclear Power Plants - Cadarache, France
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume56
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Workshop

WorkshopRILEM Workshop on Long-Term Performance of Cementitious Barriers and Reinforced Concrete in Nuclear Power Plants
Abbreviated titleNUCPERF
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityCadarache
Period12/11/201215/11/2012

Keywords

  • age management
  • computerized databases
  • concrete
  • nuclear power plants

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