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Second U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission International Steam Generator Tube Integrity Research Program, Final Project Summary Report (NUREG/CR-6804)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2002
Date Published: September 2003

Prepared by:
S. Bakhtiari, K. E. Kasza, D. S. Kupperman,
S. Majumdar, J. Y. Park, W. J. Shack,
D. R. Diercks

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

J. Muscara, NRC Project Manager

NRC Job Code W6487

Prepared for:
Division of Engineering
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This report summarizes work performed under the USNRC Steam Generator Integrity Program at Argonne National Laboratory. The areas addressed by the program include assessment of procedures and equipment used for in-service (ISI) inspection of steam generator (SG) tubes; recommendations for criteria and requirements to improve the reliability and accuracy of ISI: validation and improvement of correlations and models that are used to evaluate integrity and leakage of degraded SG tubes: and validation and improvement of correlations and models that predict the generation and progression of degradation in SG tubes as a function of aging.

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