Critical Pipe Replacement Procedure

Gilmore, Geoff
March 2006
Nuclear Plant Journal;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p34
Trade Publication
The article shares the author's thoughts concerning the need to replace critical pipelines of nuclear plants. According to the author, nuclear power plants need to develop adaptive solutions that would fix their aging problems like the critical pipelines. The ideal solution for the said problems is to enable full capacity in the shortest term and to focus on safety measures.


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