Length: 2 days
This two-day MasterClass provides an in-depth review of the rules and application of the ASME nuclear Codes and Standards, and the NRC regulations in making run-or-repair operability decisions for pressure equipment (e.g., tanks, vessels, valves, pumps) and piping and tubing systems in nuclear power plants.
The class is based on a series of Case Studies of abnormal conditions, which cover how to diagnose their cause, how to determine the integrity of the system or component, how to decide whether to keep the system or component in service, and how to repair and prevent recurrence.
In making these assessments, we will discuss what guidance is available in ASME Section III, Div.1; ASME Section XI; ASME B31.1; ASME QME, ASME O&M; what NRC regulations and licensing commitment to keep in mind; as well as what is not addressed in codes, standards and regulations, and is therefore at the discretion of the engineer. The abnormal conditions studied include: Flow-induced vibration, waterhammer and pressure transients, pitting and corrosion, corrosion in buried pipes, stress corrosion cracking, over-pressure, failed supports, leakage of mechanical joints, potential interactions, and thermal-induced fatigue.
You Will Learn To
- Distinguish which parts of run-or-repair operability decisions are addressed in ASME nuclear codes and standards, in NRC regulations; and which parts are at the discretion of the engineer.
- Apply basic run-or-repair principles to diagnose the cause of damage or abnormal condition, and know what simplified and advanced methods and criteria are available for their analysis.
- Identify the criteria used for making operability decisions for several types of generic damage mechanisms, including fatigue, pitting, corrosion, cracking, overload, leaks, and component support failures.
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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 roadmap for making run-or-repair and operability decisions based on the sound application of ASME codes and standards, NRC regulations, and nuclear engineering practice.
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of particularly challenging issues encountered on the job for in-class discussion.
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