Length: 2 days
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Corrosion problems in the LWR industry are so critical and costly that they sometimes hit the front pages of The New York Times (e.g., Davis-Besse twice, Oyster Creek). This two-day MasterClass is designed to focus on the causes and, more importantly, the control of corrosion in Light Water Reactors (LWRs). It is a practical review of corrosion problems in LWRs, including BWR piping and internals, PWR steam generators, PWR control rod drive mechanisms and internals, PWR boric acid corrosion, etc.
The fundamentals of corrosion are briefly reviewed, including why metals corrode, the definition of electrode potential, basic corrosion cell, etc. Case Studies are presented and discussed in detail for each form of corrosion in LWRs, how to diagnose the mechanism involved and methods to mitigate its detrimental effects. In summary, this MasterClass provides an in-depth introduction of the various forms of corrosion degradation that affect LWR structural integrity and the mitigation of the problem.
You will learn to
- Evaluate the huge economic impact of corrosion degradation in the nuclear power industry
- Identify and diagnose the mechanisms of the various forms of corrosion and how they affect LWRs
- Describe the most critical corrosion phenomena currently affecting the LWR industry, such as stress corrosion cracking
- Identify and apply the appropriate techniques to mitigate corrosion in LWRs
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Who Should Attend
This MasterClass is intended for nuclear power plant staff engineers, designers, maintenance engineers, inspectors, and regulators who desire a practical knowledge of LWR corrosion degradation mechanisms and their mitigation.
Prior to the event, attendees will be given the opportunity to submit questions or examples of real-life scenarios they have experienced or are experiencing for class discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of particularly challenging issues encountered on the job for in-class discussion.
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic knowledge of LWR structural materials and LWR water chemistry.
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