News & Views, Volume 48 | Increase in Reinspection Intervals for BWR Reactor Internals
By: Dick Mattson and Minghao Qin
A U.S. BWR utility contracted with Structural Integrity (SI) to review their current reinspection guidance documents relative to those contained in the BWRVIP inspection guidelines, the purpose of which was two-fold:
- Are current reinspection guidelines compliant with industry requirements?
- Are there components where reinspection intervals could possibly be extended?