Research to Understand the Embrittlement Behaviour of yankee/BR3 surveillance plate and other outlier RPV steels

Albert Fabry, José Van de Velde, Luigi Puzzolante, Theo Van Ransbeeck, Alfons Verstrepen, E. C. Biemiller, R. G. Carter, T. Petrova

    Research outputpeer-review


    The reactor pressure vessels at the Yankee Rowe and Belgien BR nuclear plants were constructed by Babcock & Wilcox in 1958. The plates, of an open-hearth fabrication, were using a submerged-arc process with Linde 80 flux as the filler. The original surveillance programmes at the two plants were limited to representative A302B specimens; they feature similar chemistries as the ASTM refence plate but coarser microstructure ( prior austenite grain size of ~36µ, rather than ~15µ for the reference plate).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEffects of Radiation on Materials: 17th International Symposium
    EditorsDavid S. Gelles, Randy K. Nanstad, Arvind S. Kumar, Edward A. Little
    PublisherASTM International
    Number of pages50
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8031-5328-8
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8031-2016-7
    StatePublished - 1996
    Event1994 - Effects of Radiation on Materials: 17th International Symposium - Sun Valley
    Duration: 20 Jun 199423 Apr 2019
    Conference number: ASTM STP 1270

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    ISSN (Print)0018-9464


    Conference1994 - Effects of Radiation on Materials
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySun Valley

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