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EFC WP 4 – Online Seminar on EAC of Structural Materials in Light Water Reactors

April 25, 2022 @ 16:00 - 17:30

On the occasion of the Corrosion Awareness Day 2022 the EFC Working Party 4 will hold its 3rd online seminar on nuclear corrosion:

Environmentally-assisted cracking of structural materials in light water reactors

by Prof. Peter L. Andresen, Consultant (retired from GE-Global Research Center), USA


Please register (free of charge) to receive the link to the virtual Zoom meeting room: https://dechema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G1p0jIFgQJa1ZdE5u2_LCQ

The assurance of safe and economic long-term operation of nuclear power plants in the context of material ageing is a key topic for both nuclear power industry and nuclear safety authorities. Pressure boundary components in the primary coolant circuit of light water reactors are made of low-alloy steels, stainless steels and Ni-base alloys and are very critical components with regard to safety and lifetime. Environmentally-assisted cracking (EAC) of structural materials in pressurized and boiling water reactors is one of the biggest challenges. An accurate knowledge on the system conditions which may lead to EAC initiation and growth is thus evidently indispensable to ensure the safe and economic long-term operation in this context. In the current lecture the state-of-the-art on EAC research on primary-circuit materials in high-temperature water will be presented and discussed.


April 25, 2022
16:00 - 17:30
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EFC – WP 4
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