SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 June 2023

RPV Embrittlement Assessment—Spain


This paper gives an overview of the embrittlement evaluation carried out in Spain as part of the RPV surveillance programs. Special emphasis is given to the use of embrittlement trend curves and their use for structural integrity assessment. The paper also covers other important aspects, such as international research projects with relevant contributions from Spanish organizations and the monitoring of neutron fluence facing long-term operation.

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Ballesteros, Antonio
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, SE
Colomer, Marta
Tecnatom S.A., Madrid, ES
Serrano, Marta
CIEMAT, Madrid, ES
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Pages: 417–431
DOI: 10.1520/STP164720210132
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7742-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7741-3