Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management PLiM

Written By Gennadij V Arkadov
Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management  PLiM
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 September 2012
  • ISBN : 0857093991
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management PLiM written by Gennadij V Arkadov which was release on 27 September 2012, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Probabilistic safety assessment methods are used to calculate nuclear power plant durability and resource lifetime. Successful calculation of the reliability and ageing of components is critical for forecasting safety and directing preventative maintenance, and Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management provides a comprehensive review of the theory and application of these methods. Part one reviews probabilistic methods for predicting the reliability of equipment. Following an introduction to key terminology, concepts and definitions, formal-statistical and various physico–statistical approaches are discussed. Approaches based on the use of defect-free models are considered, along with those using binomial distribution and models based on the residual defectiveness of structural materials. The practical applications of probabilistic methods for strength reliability are subsequently explored in part two. Probabilistic methods for increasing the reliability and safety of nuclear power plant components are investigated, as are the use of such methods for optimising non-destructive tests, hydraulic tests, technical certification and planned-preventative maintenance. Finally, the book concludes with information on the use of probabilistic methods in ensuring leak tightness of nuclear power plant steam generator heat exchanger pipes. With its distinguished authors, Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management is a valuable reference for all nuclear plant designers, operators, nuclear safety engineers and managers, as well as academics and researchers in this field. Discusses the theory and application of probabilistic safety assessment methods used to calculate nuclear power plant (NPP) durability and lifetime Reviews probabilistic methods in their application to NPP components and ageing pipelines for the forecasting of NPP resource lifetime and safety Addresses the key areas of probabilistic safety analysis, optimization of the operations through in-service inspection (ISI) utilising non-destructive testing, and maintenance, service and repair approaches

Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management PLiM

Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management  PLiM
  • Author : Gennadij V Arkadov,Alexander F Getman,Andrei N Rodionov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Probabilistic safety assessment methods are used to calculate nuclear power plant durability and resource lifetime. Successful calculation of the reliability and ageing of components is critical for forecasting safety and directing preventative maintenance, and Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management provides a comprehensive review of the ...

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  • Author : A. Shibli
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-07-24
  • Total pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Due to their continuing role in electricity generation, it is important that coal power plants operate as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment reviews the materials used in coal plants, and how they can be assessed and managed to optimize plant operation. Part I ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-28
  • Total pages : 220
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Summary : In March 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) in Japan was hit by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami which resulted in the release of significant amounts of radioactive material. The incident led to the suspension of nuclear programmes by a number of countries. This book provides a definitive account of ...

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) contain the fuel and therefore the reaction at the heart of nuclear power plants. They are a life-determining structural component: if they suffer serious damage, the continued operation of the plant is in jeopardy. This book critically reviews irradiation embrittlement, the main degradation mechanism affecting RPV ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-08-31
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-02-02
  • Total pages : 276
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Total pages : 900
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30
  • Total pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Current fleets of conventional and nuclear power plants face increasing hostile environmental conditions due to increasingly high temperature operation for improved capacity and efficiency, and the need for long term service. Additional challenges are presented by the requirement to cycle plants to meet peak-load operation. This book presents a comprehensive ...

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  • Author : Dongke Zhang FTSE
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-08-31
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : The continued use of coal as a means of generating electricity and an increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient energy production has led to advances in power plant technology. Ultra-supercritical coal power plants reviews the engineering, operation, materials and performance of ultra-supercritical coal power plants. Following a chapter introducing advanced ...

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  • Author : R Luque,J Speight
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-08-29
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Gasification involves the conversion of carbon sources without combustion to syngas, which can be used as a fuel itself or further processed to synthetic fuels. The technology provides a potentially more efficient means of energy generation than direct combustion. This book provides an overview of gasification science and engineering and ...

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-10-31
  • Total pages : 612
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Thermal energy storage (TES) technologies store thermal energy (both heat and cold) for later use as required, rather than at the time of production. They are therefore important counterparts to various intermittent renewable energy generation methods and also provide a way of valorising waste process heat and reducing the energy ...

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-09-21
  • Total pages : 648
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Total pages : 940
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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Summary : Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors presents information on the current fleet of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) with water-cooled reactors (Generation III and III+) (96% of 430 power reactors in the world) that have relatively low thermal efficiencies (within the range of 32 36%) compared to those of modern advanced thermal power plants (combined ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-27
  • Total pages : 684
  • ISBN : 0857093991
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