Structural Materials Degradation Seminar
Continuous evidence of the necessary precautions in sense to ensure performance and integrity are the most important duties of nuclear power plant operators. Those efforts should be applied to major systems, structures, and components SCCs important to safety. The operating organisation shall be aware of possible consequences in case of failure and determine needful activities.
In the past some severe incidents (Davis Besse, Mihama, V.C. Summer) happened which are linked with grave materials degradations so loss of function or integrity occurred. From these incidents the nuclear industry has drawn consequences and improved their safety culture.