Structural Retrofit for Nuclear Power Plants

by S. W. Chou, Burns & Roe Inc, Oradell, NJ, USA,
A. J. Karkhanis, Burns & Roe Inc, Oradell, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transition in the Nuclear Industry


Retrofitting of nuclear power plants is a major concern these days. Recent rulings of regulatory agencies have affected most of the generating plants in some way. The lessons learned from Three Mile Island have produced new requirements from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Plant safety reviews, like NRC's Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) will impact on all existing nuclear power plants. Upgrading older plants for the purpose of improving safety and extending their operating life, in lieu of constructing new facilities; and evaluation of piping and equipment supports as required by NRC IE Bulletins 79-02, 79-07, and 79-14 are other reasons for the recent interest in plant retrofits.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Federal government | Rehabilitation | Nuclear power | Nuclear safety | Islands | Existing buildings | Pipes

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