Application of the leak-before-break concept to the primary circuit piping of the Leningrad NPP

A. Eperin, Yu. Zakharzhevsky, A. Arzhaev, V. Kiselyov, Rauli Keskinen, Kari Ikonen, Heikki Raiko

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Abstract

A two-year Finnish-Russian cooperation program has been initiated in 1995 to demonstrate the applicability of the leak-before-break concept (LBB) to the primary circuit piping of the Leningrad NPP. The program includes J-R curve testing of authentic pipe materials at full operating temperature, screening and computational LBB analyses complying with the USNRC Standard Review Plan 3.6.3, and exchange of LBB-related information with emphasis on NDE. Domestic computer codes are mainly used, and all tests and analyses are independently carried out by each party. The results are believed to apply generally to RBMK type plants of the first generation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seminar on Leak Before Break in Reactor Piping and Vessels
EditorsC. Faidy, P. Gilles
Place of PublicationOak Ridge
PublisherU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Pages91-100
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSeminar on Leak Before Break in Reactor Piping and Vessels - Lyon, France
Duration: 9 Oct 199511 Oct 1995

Publication series

SeriesNUREG/CP
Number0155
ISSN0270-6482

Seminar

SeminarSeminar on Leak Before Break in Reactor Piping and Vessels
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period9/10/9511/10/95

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    Eperin, A., Zakharzhevsky, Y., Arzhaev, A., Kiselyov, V., Keskinen, R., Ikonen, K., & Raiko, H. (1997). Application of the leak-before-break concept to the primary circuit piping of the Leningrad NPP. In C. Faidy, & P. Gilles (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seminar on Leak Before Break in Reactor Piping and Vessels (pp. 91-100). U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NUREG/CP, No. 0155