Stress corrosion and thermal fatigue - Experiences and countermeasures in austenitic SS pipings of finnish bwr-plants

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A summary of the existence of pipe cracking in Finnish BWR plants is presented covering both thermal fatigue and IGSCC cases. Countermeasures against cracking are evaluated and the measures applied are summarized. Also the results of a research program to monitor ageing of the weld heat affected zones in a pipeline section of a shut-down cooling system are summarized.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-398
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 1990
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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