NPP containment wall mock-up for long -term NDE and monitoring

Miguel Ferreira, Edgar Bohner, Fahim Al-Neshawy

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Non-destructive examination (NDE) plays an important role in the support of ageing management programs, where the renewal of an operating licence requires that nuclear power plant (NPP) demonstrate that their facilities are ageing under controlled conditions. The inspection of NPPs concrete structures present challenges different from those of conventional civil engineering structures. The project WANDA – “Non-Destructive Examination of Nuclear Power Plant Primary Circuit Components and Concrete Infrastructure” focuses on the development and understanding of NDE methods in two important NPP environments: primary circuit component materials and concrete infrastructure. This paper addresses the latter.
The NDE research on NPP concrete infrastructure focuses on the evaluation and calibration of the available NDE methods and monitoring systems for concrete structures. This is achieved through the design and construction of a real-scale reinforced concrete containment wall mock-up for NDE testing method development and education purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research & Developement - Proceedings
EditorsMarianne Tange Hasholt
PublisherNorsk Betongforening
Pages71 - 74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-82-8208-056-9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventSymposium on Nordic Concrete Research & Developement - Aalborg, Denmark, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameNordic concrete research
PublisherNorsk betongforening
ISSN (Print)0800-6377


ConferenceSymposium on Nordic Concrete Research & Developement
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