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Steam Generator Management Program: Assessment of Lead Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking Inhibitor Effectiveness
Stress corrosion cracking—a type of degradation in steam generator tubing in nuclear plants—can be linked to the presence of lead. One possible approach to mitigate this degradation involves adding to the plant’s secondary water chemicals that interfere with lead. In this study, researchers tested the effectiveness of several such “inhibitor” chemicals.