The Basics of Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings

From JPCL, April 2019

By David A. Hunter, PCS, Pond & Company, Inc.

In nuclear facilities, the term “safety-related” applies to systems, structures, components, procedures and controls of a facility or process that must remain functional during and following design-basis accidents (DBA), to ensure safe shutdown of the facility. Coatings on these systems must also perform in order to prevent fouling, and to that end, must go through testing and evaluation per plant-licensing commitments and job specifications to qualify for use in these applications. This article describes the basics of nuclear, safety-related coatings....

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Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Coating failure; Coating inspection; Coating Materials; David Hunter; Nuclear Power Plants; Safety

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