Length: 1 days
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Environmentally-Assisted Fatigue (EAF) analysis and management of nuclear plant components is one of the most technically challenging aspects related to meeting NRC expectations for new nuclear plant design or license renewal. Both the scientific knowledge and the regulatory requirements related to EAF have evolved relatively rapidly in recent years. This two-day MasterClass is designed to focus on the evaluation, monitoring and programmatic approaches and strategies that have been used by licensees to successfully meet regulatory expectations.
The procedures for ASME Section III fatigue and EAF analyses are provided, along with example calculations. Several Case Studies are presented and discussed in detail regarding approaches and strategies to evaluate typical high fatigue locations successfully, using NRC approved analysis methodologies. In summary, this MasterClass provides an in-depth and practical overview of real life solutions to managing fatigue in nuclear vessel and piping components.
You Will Learn To
- Evaluate design requirements and regulatory expectations related to fatigue of nuclear plant components
- Perform basic calculations related to fatigue and EAF using Design by Analysis approach
- Define the elements and process for developing a fatigue management and monitoring program
- Evaluate the basis of successful approaches and strategies to resolve high fatigue/challenging locations
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Who Should Attend
This Master Class is intended for nuclear power plant staff engineers, designers, analysts, and regulators who desire a practical knowledge of environmentally-assisted fatigue analysis/monitoring and lifecycle management of components, based on the ASME Code design rules, NRC regulations, and industry best practices.
This Master Class is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of particularly challenging issues encountered on the job for in-class discussion.