An overview of the US Department of Energy Plant Lifetime Improvement Program

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This paper provides a brief summary of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (USDOE`s) cooperative effort with the nuclear industry to develop technology to manage the effects of material degradation in systems, structures and components (SSCs) that impact plant safety or can significantly improve plant performance/economics and to establish and demonstrate the license renewal process. Also included are efforts to reduce decontamination/decommission costs, and reduce the uncertainty in long-term service-life decision making. During 1995, the Plant Lifetime Improvement (PLIM) Program was renamed the Commercial Operating Light Water Reactor (COLWR) Program activities are focused on sustaining the LWR option for domestic electricity ... continued below

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Moonka, A.K. & Harrison, D.L. August 1, 1995.

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This paper provides a brief summary of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (USDOE`s) cooperative effort with the nuclear industry to develop technology to manage the effects of material degradation in systems, structures and components (SSCs) that impact plant safety or can significantly improve plant performance/economics and to establish and demonstrate the license renewal process. Also included are efforts to reduce decontamination/decommission costs, and reduce the uncertainty in long-term service-life decision making. During 1995, the Plant Lifetime Improvement (PLIM) Program was renamed the Commercial Operating Light Water Reactor (COLWR) Program activities are focused on sustaining the LWR option for domestic electricity generation by supporting operation of existing LWRs as long as they are safe, efficient, and economical. The status of the key projects is discussed in this paper.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95016658

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  • ANS international topical meeting on managing plant life, Nice (France), 28-30 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE95016658
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0475C
  • Report No.: CONF-951115--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100442
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618333

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Moonka, A.K. & Harrison, D.L. An overview of the US Department of Energy Plant Lifetime Improvement Program, article, August 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618333/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.