NDT.net - May 1999, Vol. 4 No. 5

Status of NDE Research in the US--Contributions of NDE to Reactor Safety and Implementation of NDE Technology

Frank Ammirato, EPRI, Charlotte, NC, USA
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: fammirato@epri.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety and Reliability of Plant Technology
24. MPA-Seminar 8-9 October, 1998 Stuttgart, Germany
Table of Contents


Introduction

Risk Informed Inspection

Role of NDE in RPV Integrity Assessment

Implementation of Effective NDE Technology

Conclusions

References

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