Title: Analysis of Ageing Related Events
Authors: BALLESTEROS AVILA ANTONIO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC119754
ISBN: 978-92-76-17299-4 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30128 EN
OP KJ-NA-30128-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC119754
DOI: 10.2760/239397
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report presents a summary of the results of a review of available recent international operating experience on ageing events reported by nuclear power plants. Event reports retrieved from IAEA IRS database are characterised and used to derive insights and lessons learned. These lessons learned cover issues such as hidden deficiencies in design visible in aged components only after many years of plant operation, deficiencies in ageing and maintenance programmes, accelerated ageing or the adequacy and effectiveness of the inspection and monitoring methods. The findings of this study aim to support the licensees to improve the safe operation of nuclear power plants and the regulatory authorities to exercise their oversight role.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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