Materials Performance

NOV 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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44 NOVEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM CM CORROSION MANAGEMENT A Nuclear power plant operators are chartered to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective electricity to mil- lions of homes. The reliability and long-term viability of nuclear plants as infrastructure investments is sup- ported by numerous corrosion man- agement programs, tools, and sys- tems to meet this challenge after 20, 30, and even 40 years or more of sus- tained operation. Programmatic strat- egies drive corrosion risk assessments, inspection and monitoring plans, and long-term asset integrity investments. Operators also pursue collaborative and continuous improvement oppor- tunities with service providers, consul- tants, and regulators to meet long- term asset integrity management challenges for this vital segment of our electric infrastructure. An operating f leet of nuclear power plants showcases a range of systems, corro- sion threats, and integrity management programs when investigating asset integ- rity management needs. Due to public safety expectations and low operating margins, the industry considers innovative applications of proven technologies to maximize benefits for low-risk solutions. However, continually extending service life while addressing obsolescence, security threats, and oth er comp etitive en erg y i n iti a tiv e s a l s o d r iv e th e i n du str y t o consider and pioneer advancements. 1 Nuclear Power Balance of Plant Corrosion Strategies Grai G Cilluffo and Mehul Gandhi, Exelon Nuclear Generation, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA FIGURE 1 Domestic nuclear power production locations (August 2017). 2

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