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Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Mechanical Integrity by Ramiz Gilada, George Antaki

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Chapter 1

Regulations, Codes, and Standards

Abstract

Chapter 1 covers the regulations that govern the design, construction, and operation of mechanical systems and components in nuclear power plants. Regulations are the building blocks of nuclear power plant engineering; they are defined in each plant's safety analysis report (SAR), and they must be understood and followed at each step of the engineering process. Following the regulations, we address Codes and Standards, with emphasis on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (B&PV Code) because it covers piping systems, vessels, pumps, and valves, which are of particular interest in this book. We close this chapter explaining how structures, systems, ...

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