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D5163 Standard Guide for Establishing a Program for Condition Assessment of Coating Service Level I Coating Systems in Nuclear Power Plants

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Updated On: March 05, 2009
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1.1 This standard covers procedures for establishing a monitoring program for condition assessment of Coating Service Level I coating systems in operating nuclear power plants. Monitoring is an ongoing process of evaluating the condition and performance of the in-service coating systems.

1.2 It is the intent of this standard to provide a recommended basis for establishing a coatings condition assessment program, not to mandate a singular basis for all programs. Variations or simplifications of the program described in this standard may be appropriate for each operating nuclear power plant depending on their licensing commitments. Similar guidelines are applicable for Coating Service Level III and other areas outside containment.

1.3 This standard does not address the requirements of ASME Section XI, In-Service Inspection Subsections IWE and IWL.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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