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Inservice Testing of Pumps and Valves, and Inservice Examination and Testing of Dynamic Restraints (Snubbers) at Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-1946, Draft for Comment)

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Manuscript Completed:  July 2010
Date Published: July 2010

Prepared by:
S.G. Tingen and G.S. Bedi

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

In this NUREG, the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) discusses the applicable regulations for the inservice testing of pumps and valves and the examination and testing of dynamic restraints (snubbers) at commercial nuclear power plants. The information in NUREG-1482, “Guidelines for Inservice Testing at Nuclear Power Plants,” Revision 0, issued April 1995, and Revision 1, issued January 2005, has described this topic in the past. This NUREG report replaces Revision 0 and Revision 1 to NUREG-1482 and is applicable, unless stated otherwise, to all editions and addenda to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code for Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants (OM Code), which Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.55a(b) incorporates by reference. In addition, the staff discusses other inservice test program topics such as the NRC process for the review of the OM Code, conditions on the use of the OM Code, and interpretations of the OM Code.

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