SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1994

ASTM Standards Associated with PWR and BWR Power Plant Licensing, Operation and Surveillance


This paper considers ASTM Standards that are available, under revision, and are being considered in support of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) licensing, regulation, operation, surveillance and life attainment. The current activities of ASTM Committee E10 and its Subcommittees E10.02 and E10.05 and their Task Groups (TG) are described. A very important aspect of these efforts is the preparation, revision, and balloting of standards identified in the ASTM E706 Standard on Master Matrix for Light Water Reactor (LWR) Pressure Vessel (PV) Surveillance Standards. The current version (E706-87) of the Master Matrix identifies 21 ASTM LWR physics-dosimetry-metallurgy standards for Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) and Support Structure (SS) surveillance programs, whereas, for the next revision 34 standards are identified. The need for national and interna tional coordination of Standards Technology Development, Transfer and Training (STDTT) is considered in this and other Symposium papers that address specific standards related physics-dosimetry-metallurgy issues.

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McElroy, WN
BW Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA, US
McElroy, RJ
BW Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA, US
Gold, R
BW Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA, US
Lippincott, EP
BW Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA, US
Lowe, AL
BW Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA, US
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 19–28
DOI: 10.1520/STP15093S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5281-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1899-7