Load-case and -combination database

Heikki Raiko, Aarne Lipponen, Paul Smeekes, Heli Talja

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The loading database is part of the pipeline analysis and monitoring system that will be used for nuclear power plant piping systems and connected equipment at two Finnish nuclear power plants. These plants are situated in Olkiluoto and operated by Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO). For a start the system will be used for class 1 piping systems only, but later on it may be extended to other systems where it is useful. The system will comprise a large set of process systems and components. Piping components, geometry, materials and systems are defined in an associated pipeline database [1]. Like the pipe-line database, also the load-database will have a combined alphanumerical and graphical user-interface to show the user what the actual state is and what changes are made. The database system runs on a PC using commercially available database software [3]. This paper outlines the contents of the loading database system, which is being developed by TVO and VTT to facilitate the condition monitoring, aging and thermal transient follow-up, load history bookkeeping, documentation for component load specifications and related analyses for class 1 piping.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Life Management
Subtitle of host publicationProgress for structural integrity
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6281-X
ISBN (Print)951-38-6280-1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventPlant Life Management: Progress for structural integrity - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 1 Jan 20021 Jan 2002

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


SeminarPlant Life Management


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