Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure: From inspection database to predictive durability performance

Miguel Ferreira, Erkki Vesikari, E. Sistonen, F. Al-Neshawy

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Abstract

The effects of ageing of the concrete infrastructure of Finnish nuclear power plants (NPP) are a result of the harsh environmental loading and the severe in service conditions. The concrete infrastructure is an important part of nuclear power plants performing multiple functions such as load-carrying capacity, radiation shielding, and leak tightness. Sufficient accurate information on their long-term performance condition should be readily available so as to be able to demonstrate the durability of the NPP concrete infrastructure, and in estimating their future performance. This provides a solid basis for the decision making process. In response to the requirements of STUK/YVL guidelines and the recommendations of the IAEA for ageing management systems, the ManAge Project was initiated with the objective to produce a proactive service life management system for NPP in Finland, with predictive performance capabilities. The ManAge platform provides access to the structural, material and environmental information, and several user applications that address some of the requirement and need for designers and maintainers of NPP. It assists the nuclear power companies in implementing aging management activities at different phases over the lifetime a power plant. It provides a systematic approach to planning, inspection, monitoring, condition assessment, maintenance and repair of concrete structures. This paper addresses specifically two aspects of the ManAge platform: the inspection database and the application for durability service life and life cycle assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22
EditorsFarhang Ostadan
Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY, USA
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1-6326-6762-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 201323 Aug 2013
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22
Abbreviated titleSMiRT 22
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period18/08/1323/08/13

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Service life
Nuclear power plants
Durability
Inspection
Concretes
Aging of materials
Radiation shielding
Condition monitoring
Load limits
Concrete construction
Nuclear energy
Life cycle
Power plants
Repair
Decision making
Planning
Industry

Keywords

  • concrete
  • durability
  • ageing management
  • long term operation
  • service life
  • LCA

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Ferreira, M., Vesikari, E., Sistonen, E., & Al-Neshawy, F. (2013). Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure: From inspection database to predictive durability performance. In F. Ostadan (Ed.), Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22 [Paper 768] Red Hook, NY, USA: Curran Associates Inc..
Ferreira, Miguel ; Vesikari, Erkki ; Sistonen, E. ; Al-Neshawy, F. / Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure : From inspection database to predictive durability performance. Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22. editor / Farhang Ostadan. Red Hook, NY, USA : Curran Associates Inc., 2013.
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Ferreira, M, Vesikari, E, Sistonen, E & Al-Neshawy, F 2013, Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure: From inspection database to predictive durability performance. in F Ostadan (ed.), Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22., Paper 768, Curran Associates Inc., Red Hook, NY, USA, 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22, San Francisco, United States, 18/08/13.

Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure : From inspection database to predictive durability performance. / Ferreira, Miguel; Vesikari, Erkki; Sistonen, E.; Al-Neshawy, F.

Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22. ed. / Farhang Ostadan. Red Hook, NY, USA : Curran Associates Inc., 2013. Paper 768.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Ferreira M, Vesikari E, Sistonen E, Al-Neshawy F. Integral approach to service life management of NPP concrete infrastructure: From inspection database to predictive durability performance. In Ostadan F, editor, Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 2013, SMiRT 22. Red Hook, NY, USA: Curran Associates Inc. 2013. Paper 768