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Development of CANDU Reactor Aging Monitor (CANDU형 원전 경년열화 감시시스템(Aging Monitor) 개발)

  • Kim, Hong Key;Choi, Young Hwan;Ko, Han Ok
    • Transactions of the Korean Society of Pressure Vessels and Piping
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.13-19
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    • 2009
  • As the operating time in nuclear power plants (NPPs) increases, the integrity of nuclear components may be continually degraded due to aging effects of systems, structures and components. Recently, a number of NPPs are being operated beyond their design life to produce more electricity without shutting down. The critical issue in extending a lifetime is to maintain the level of safety during the extended operation period while satisfying the international regulatory standards. Therefore, it is beneficial to build a monitoring system to measure an aging status. In this paper, the Aging Monitor (AM) based on lots of aging database obtained from the operating plants and research results on the aging effects was developed to monitor, manage and evaluate the aging phenomena systematically and effectively in NPPs. The AM for the CANDU is divided into 6 modules: (1) Aging Alarm/Coloring Monitor, (2) Aging Database, (3) Aging Document, (4) Real-time Integrity Monitor, (5) Surveillance and Inspection Management System, and (6) Continued Operation and Periodic Safety Review (PSR) Safety Evaluation. The proposed system is expected to provide the integrity assessment for the major mechanical components of an NPP under concurrent working environments.

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Development of the Regulatory Guidelines for Continued Operation of CANDU Reactor in Korea (CANDU형 원전 계속운전 평가지침서 개발)

  • Choi, Young-Hwan;Kim, Hong-Key
    • Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A
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    • v.34 no.4
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    • pp.495-499
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    • 2010
  • In this paper, the regulatory guidelines for the continued operation of the CANDU reactor in Korea were introduced. Wolsong Unit 1, which is a CANDU 600 reactor in Korea, will reach its design life of 30 years in 2012. A licensee who wants to operate a nuclear power plant beyond its design life should submit reports of periodic safety reviews (PSRs) conducted on the basis of 11 safety factors. In addition, the licensee should provide the following: (1) scoping and screening results for aging management, (2) aging management program, (3) TLAA, including the continued operation term, (4) operation-experience feedback, and (5) important safety-research results. In this study, 54 regulatory guidelines for the five above-mentioned items for the CANDU reactor in Korea were developed.

A Study on the Circuit Breaker Life-cycle Decision-making for the 480 Vac Distribution System (원전 저전압 분배계통 차단기의 수명관리 의사결정 사례)

  • Lim, W.S.;Ha, C.W.;Han, S.H.
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.668_669
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    • 2009
  • 상업운전이 개시된 이래 24년이 경과한 원자력발전소의 480V 저전압분배계통 차단기의 설비특성, 운전 및 정비경험, 현행 정비활동, 경년열화, 성능, 단종 분야를 검토하여 480V 저전압분배계통 차단기에서 제기될 수 있는 현안사항과 이를 해결하기 위한 일련의 수명관리계획을 도출하는 기술성 평가를 수행하였다. 기술성 평가를 통해 제시된 일련의 수명관리계획안에 대하여 비용 및 고장률 데이터를 근거로 EPRI의 LcmVALUE 프로그램을 이용하여 경제성을 분석하고 480V 저전압분배계통차단기의 최적 수명관리계획과 권고사항을 제시하였다.

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