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ASME-BPVC-XI-2017 - Section 11 - Rules for inservice inspection of nuclear powr plant components

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  • 2017


  • ASME
ASME-BPVC-XI-2017 provides rules for the examination, inservice testing and inspection, and repair and replacement of components and systems in light water cooled nuclear power plants. Application of Section XI begins when the requirements of the "construction code" (e.g., Section III) have been satisfied.

Section XI constitutes requirements to maintain the nuclear power plant while in operation and to return the plant to service, following plant outages, and repair or replacement activities. These rules require a mandatory program of scheduled examinations, testing, and inspections to evidence adequate safety. The method of nondestructive examination to be used and flaw size characterization are also contained within this Section.

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