IN-service inspection and on-line monitoring of inaccessible components in nuclear power plants using guided wave technology

Florin Turcu, Mauro Cappelli, Davide Mazzini, Sergio Pistelli, Marco Raugi

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Abstract

One of the most challenging problems in the on-line monitoring of critical parameters of nuclear plants is the inspection of components that result inaccessible or difficult to reach. In this context, there is an increasing interest of the scientific community and industry for the use of Ultrasonic Guided Waves (UGW) for addressing this issue. In this work, the problem of the applicability of the UGW technique with magnetostrictive sensors to NPP structures is described, together with the outline of the related advantages as well as the main technical concerns that may arise from such applications. This methodology has been tested on experimental activities concerning high temperature applications. Results show the effectiveness of such an approach.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period1/1/14 → …

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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Turcu, F., Cappelli, M., Mazzini, D., Pistelli, S., & Raugi, M. (2014). IN-service inspection and on-line monitoring of inaccessible components in nuclear power plants using guided wave technology. Paper presented at 2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014, Prague, Czech Republic. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE22-31107