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Proposes a novel methodology for diagnosing clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants
Demonstrates real-life industrial applications of this methodology to French steam generators
Presents a detailed review of existing methodologies for clogging diagnosis and examines their limitations
Clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants is a highly sensitive issue in terms of performance and safety and this book proposes a completely novel methodology for diagnosing this phenomenon. It demonstrates real-life industrial applications of this approach to French steam generators and applies the approach to operational data gathered from French nuclear power plants. The book presents a detailed review of in situ diagnosis techniques and assesses existing methodologies for clogging diagnosis, whilst examining their limitations. It also addresses numerical modelling of the dynamic behaviour of steam generators and provides a thorough analysis of statistical methods for sensitivity analysis and dimension reduction. Steam generators are heat exchangers found in nuclear power plants and over time they become increasingly clogged by iron oxides. This clogging then hampers the flow inside steam generators and compromises their mechanical integrity, which hinders performance and safety. This book is intended for nuclear safety specialists, nuclear performance engineers and researchers and postgraduate students working on heat exchanger modeling and computational engineering.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Clogging Diagnosis in Steam Generators - Clogging of Heat Exchangers in Nuclear Power Plants - Clogging of Steam Generators in Nuclear Power Plants - Dimension Reduction in Steam Generators - Industrial Applications to Steam Generators - Nuclear Power Plant Safety - Physical Modelling in Steam Generators - Sensitivity Analysis in Steam Generators