Conference Proceedings Paper
Overview and Lessons from more than a Decade of Feeder Life Management
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13
Aman Usmani (AMEC NSS)
Zane Walker (Candu Energy Inc.)
Andy Meysner (AMEC NSS)
This paper provides an overview of the degradation in CANDU feeders in operating plants observed from mid 1990s onward, the industry’s response to the discovery of this degradation, and the methodologies, tools and technology developed to monitor the degradation and assess continued fitness for service to manage the plant life. The lessons gained from more than a decade of industry effort, and how these are being implemented in the refurbished and new CANDU plants, are discussed.
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