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High Energy Line Break Analysis

George Antaki, PE

Nuclear power plants are designed, constructed, operated and inspected to prevent pipe ruptures. Despite these preventive measures, plants are designed to mitigate the effects of hypothetical pipe ruptures. The hypothetical ruptures are in the form of leakage cracks and, for high energy lines (operating temperatures in excess of 200 degrees F or operating pressures in excess of 275 psig), full circumferential and longitudinal breaks. Nuclear power plants are designed to achieve a safe shutdown if such a postulated high energy line break (HELB) was to occur.

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Becht Completes Plant-Wide Risk-Based Planning & Training Program for Utility

Eileen Chant, PhD, PE

In January 2011, Becht Engineering completed a Risk-based Equipment Reliability Planning (ERP) Development Project for a 600 MW Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant. The study was conducted during a month long series of meetings with the Becht team, utility management and plant personnel to forward the utility's stated goal of good stewardship for the young, seven-year-old facility. The work scope included developing risk-based inspection and maintenance plans for all fixed equipment, piping, rotating equipment and some critical control valves in the plant.

Becht used its proprietary Risk-Based Equipment Reliability Planning work process which is embedded in the Becht software program STIER© (Strategy Tool for Improving Equipment Reliability) to develop the inspection plan for the plant equipment items. Our work process is compliant with API RP 580, Risk-Based Inspection and ASME PCC-3-2007 Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods.

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