2011:17 Structural Health Monitoring of Piping in Nuclear Power Plants – A Review of Efficiency of Existing Methods

SSM needs to acquire knowledge about new applied Non-Destructive Engineering (NDE) techniques and their efficiency. One area that is discussed more frequently is Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SSM needs to investigate the international experiences of SHM from the nuclear industry. SSM also wants to have more information about the capabilities and the limitations of NDE methods

The first part of the project is to investigate international experiences and potential benefits from the implementation of SHM at nuclear power plants. The second part of the investigation is to review the NDE methods and map their capabilities and limitations for remote monitoring of piping in nuclear power plants.