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    Experience with the Acoustic Emission Monitoring of a Steam Drum Nozzle in a CANdu Nuclear Generating Station

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    The acoustic emission (AE) monitoring of a steam drum-boiler interface in a CANdu nuclear generating station is described. The component was monitored during both the initial hydrostatic test and a load rejection test. Results obtained were not in complete agreement with those previously presented in the literature. Examination of the three-detection method of source location reveals part of the cause of this discrepancy. Other potential mechanisms for the generation of non-locatable AE events are discussed.


    acoustics, emission, pressure vessels, hydrostatic test, nuclear power plant

    Author Information:

    Baron, JA
    Engineer—nondestructive evaluation, Ontario Hydro Research Division, Toronto,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35082S