Zr Alloy Corrosion and Hydrogen Pickup Mechanisms

This course is directed at engineers, and materials scientists interested in fuel performance in general and specifically in Zr alloy corrosion and hydrogen pickup mechanisms and performance. The focus will be on explaining the very complicated corrosion and hydrogen pickup mechanisms in an understandable manner. Also, the various parameters impacting corrosion and hydrogen pickup will be covered as well as discuss specific in-reactor cases with abnormal corrosion and hydrogen pickup behaviours and the possible reasons behind the behaviours.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE COVERED

  • Zr Alloy Corrosion and HPU — Introduction
  • Irradiation, Types and Effects
  • Design Criteria (Oxide Thickness and Hydrogen Content)
  • Out-of-Reactor Corrosion and HPU, Testing and Relevance
  • In-reactor Corrosion and HPU (PWR, VVER, CANDU and BWR)
  • Current Scientific Understanding of the Corrosion and HPU Mechanisms
  • Parameters Impacting Corrosion and HPU
  • Modelling the Corrosion Kinetics
  • Comparison of Current Alloy Experience
  • CRUD and AOA
  • Cases of Accelerated Corrosion and HPU in the Industry

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

SEMINAR INFORMATION:

PDF coming soon!

LECTURERS:

Mr. Friedrich Garzarolli, Dr. Clément Lemaignan and Mr. Peter Rudling

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Basic

DATE AND LOCATION:

March 2019, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

DURATION:

2 days

ASSOCIATED LITERATURE:

Not available

OTHER SEMINARS

Structural Materials Degradation

(3-days, March 6-8, 2019)

by: Mr. François Cattant and Dr. Ulf Ilg.

PWR Reactor Design and Operation

(1 ½ days, March 14-15, 2019)

by: Mr. Kenneth Epperson.

Radiation Effects On Material Properties

(2 days, March 7-8, 2019)

by: Dr. Malcolm Griffiths.