Tag Archives: Inspection
BWRVIP-310: BWR Vessel and Internals Project, Report and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Correspondence DVD, Version 2016
The documents on this DVD provide guidelines for managing the degradation of reactor pressure vessel internal components in boiling water nuclear reactors. It includes hundreds of EPRI technical reports and related correspondence with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission dating back to 1994.
Field Guide: Inspection, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection Systems for Transmission Line Structures
Cathodic protection systems can help prevent corrosion of metal components by electrically linking them to a “sacrificial anode metal” that more easily corrodes. This field guide on inspection and maintenance of transmission line cathodic protection systems covers basic inspection procedures and pass-fail criteria, installation and sizing of sacrificial anode systems, general troubleshooting, and maintenance of […]
During power plant outages, personnel can examine major components of the steam/water cycle for chemistry-related or mechanical damage that may affect the chemistry on critical equipment. Using photos and illustrations, this field guide provides instructions on what to look for when performing visual inspections of components that are often only accessible during outages.
Underwater Inspection of Concrete Structures: Landscape Study on Remote Operating Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)
This report discusses the current state of underwater inspection and maintenance for hydroelectric facilities and investigates tools and techniques from other industries (such as remotely operated vehicles) for potential use in the electric power industry.
Since 2011, nuclear power utilities have aggregated more than 4,300 inspection results for buried and underground pipes into an EPRI-managed industry database. Data analysis indicated that buried pipes are in extremely good condition and that internal corrosion is a more significant concern for some systems. This report discusses these and other observations and conclusions.
Program on Technology Innovation: Development and Validation of a Ground-Based Wind Turbine Blade Inspection System
This report discusses the field test results of SABRE, a ground-based wind turbine inspection and data management system. The research collaboration between EPRI and Digital Wind Systems demonstrated that SABRE is a fast, non-intrusive, and cost-effective inspection technology.