A Study on the Explosive Sleeving of A Repair for Defective Tube/Tubeplate on the Nuclear Steam Generator

원자력 증기발생기 결함 세관 보수용 폭발 sleeving에 관한 연구

  • 이병일 (한국중공업 용접기술연구소) ;
  • 강정윤 (한국중공업 용접기술연구소) ;
  • 이상래 (한국중공업 용접기술연구소)
  • Published : 1999.12.01


Unfortunately leaks occur in heat exchangers periodically, usually at the tube to tubeplate joint. The usual method of repair is to plug off the defective area and isolate the tubes of concern from the circuit. If the leaks continua the thermal capacity of the units is progressively reduced and for this reason the alternative of using an internal bridging sleeve has been examined. This paper discusses the overall development activities that has been found necessary to bring this repair procedure to a successful conclusion for use on the nuclear steam generator. In this work we have investigated optimum explosives and explosive quality, explosive sleeving's thickness, the design of sheath stress relieving heat treatment pull-out load, hydraulic leakage, stress corrosion cracking properties. The results obtain are as follows : (1) The optimum explosives and explosive qualities are PETN and about 15~40 gr/ft of explosive sleeving in nuclear steam generator. (2) Explosive sleeving's thickness is 1.1~l.4mm, If groove of 0.35mm formed in sleeve outside existed, For the hydraulic leakage is go up, explosive sleeving of formed groove are applicate tube and turnplate. (3) If the stress relieving heat treatment are experiment in $750^\circ{C}$, $850^\circ{C}$, 15 minutes Pull-out strength of sleeving 1,500~2,300kg, hydraulic leakage is $250kg/cm^2$.