2 to 3 Day Course
Instructor: George Antaki, P.E.
The course studies a series of abnormal conditions, failures or near-failures in nuclear power plant vessels and piping systems, and the lessons learned to prevent their recurrence. The failures are reviewed as case studies, and are traced back to short-comings in systems (thermo-hydraulics, abnormal transients, etc.), materials (inadequacy, corrosion, etc.), detailed design (over-loads, abnormal conditions, etc.), operations (operation outside of the design envelope, etc.), and inspections (adequacy of the ISI plan for the damage mechanisms, interpreting inspection results, making the right run-or-repair decision, etc.).