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Proposal of inspection rationalization method and application for sodium cooled fast reactor

Yada, Hiroki; Takaya, Shigeru; Enuma, Yasuhiro

In order to rationalize maintenance for nuclear power plants, it is necessary to develop optimize maintenance plan by considering characteristics of each plant. In sodium-cooled fast reactor, there are constraints on inspections due to the specialty of handling sodium equipment, that is one of the important points when considering rationalization of maintenance. To solve this problem, we proposed a basic concept of maintenance optimization scheme that is a design support tool in order to develop maintenance strategy, based on "system based code". One of the proposed scheme goals is to make a concrete way of necessary assessment method. Another is to provide several combinations of design and maintenance, and information for owner in order to choose the acceptable combination. In the beginning, we are working to develop the scheme that can be applied to sodium fast reactor as the main concept of next generation reactor. In this context, primary heat transfer system (PHTS) piping of fast reactor was evaluated by the scheme. This piping was chosen because it is major significant component and the inspection have constraint conditions that need preparation work. As a result, design candidate (e.g. single and double wall piping) and inspection candidate (e.g. ultrasonic testing and continues leakage monitoring) combinations along with benefit of each cases were provided.



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