Tag Archives: Neutron embrittlement
Microstructural Characterization of U.S. PWR Surveillance Materials (MRP-419): Joint EPRI-CRIEPI RPV Embrittlement Study
In this study, researchers performed microstructural and micro-mechanical tests to evaluate embrittlement in seven high-fluence reactor vessel surveillance materials from several U.S. pressurized water reactors.
Materials Reliability Program: Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Primer (MRP-278, Revision 1): A Primer on Theory and Applications
The reactor pressure vessel is the only nonreplaceable component in a nuclear plant, and maintaining its integrity is essential for safe operations. Plant personnel can use this primer to understand the technical issues and strategies needed to manage the vessel’s integrity and embrittlement. It also explains the relevant regulations.