Plant life management (XVO): Report 1999

Jussi Solin (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Experimental and analytical research is being carried out in an industrially oriented project dealing with on estimating and managing lifetime of critical structural components in energy industry. The research topics included systematic component lifetime management, lifetime of pressure bearing components, piping vibrations and integrity management, management of materials ageing, non-destructive inspection, water chemistry, oxide films and their role in service reliability and build-up of activity levels, stress corrosion cracking in Inconel welds, irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking of core components, development of crack growth testing methods as well as the mechanisms of environmentally assisted cracking. The main results of the first project year are summarised in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages74
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5787-5
ISBN (Print)951-38-5786-7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • industrial plants
  • nuclear power plants
  • life tests
  • energy production
  • life (durability)
  • aging (metallurgy)
  • management
  • cracking
  • inspection
  • reliability
  • service life
  • pressure bearing components


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