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Helping to save the plant safety puzzle: An overview of PRA
Probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) have advanced the safe operation of the U.S. reactor fleet over many decades. Risk insights from PRAs have provided information from many different perspectives, from what is most important to maintain at a facility to a better understanding of how to address new information regarding safety issues. The methods and tools that have supported the creation and enhancement of PRA models were established through multiple decades of research, starting with WASH-1400, The Reactor Safety Study,1 published in 1975, through the comprehensive plant-specific models in use today.
Alexander M. Parshin
Item ID: 690050|ISBN: 978-0-89448-563-3
1996|1st Edition|359 pages
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An authoritative account by one of Russia's most distinguished metallurgists of the properties and behavior of stainless steels used or proposed for use in nuclear reactors, both fission and fusion. While all of the work reported was carried out on steels with Russian designations, a comprehensive table relates these to U.S. and European designations. The book discusses the environments in which the steels have to perform and at the same time discusses the underlying physical phenomena that control their behavior in service. In addition to steels, there is considerable treatment of titanium and its alloys, which have good resistance to water corrosion and have favorable neutron capture cross sections.