Instrumentation and Integrity Monitoring of nuclear facilities

Cementys Training-Instrumentation and Integrity Monitoring for nuclear facilities
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2 sessions per year:
Houston, TX
Palaiseau, FRANCE

This training focuses especially on the applications of sensing technologies adapted for long-term surveillance. You will learn the basis of material aging science and structural engineering of Nuclear Infrastructures (Nuclear Power Plant, Radioactive Waste Package, Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility, Geological Repository, etc.).

Day 1:
Methodology

During this training you will learn the basis of material aging science and structural engineering of Nuclear Infrastructures (Nuclear Power Plant, Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility, Geological Repository, etc.).

Based on a complete overview of the main aging effects, you will learn how to expertise the early age behavior and define durability specifications for monitoring programs ad lifetime management.

Program:

  • What are the main aging mechanisms of Nuclear Infrastructures (material aging process, global structure evolution and influence of environmental factors)?
  • What methodology to deal with long-term service life of nuclear infrastructures?
  • How to define a monitoring strategy from quality control and traceability during construction to maintenance optimization and service life extension ?

Day 2:
Technologies

This training focuses especially on the applications of sensing technologies adapted for long-term surveillance.

Field oriented and practical, this training will provide you all the basic information you need to know about Structural Health Monitoring within different technologies: vibrating wire sensors (track record of more than 50 years), optical fiber sensors (track record of 20 years), electromagnetic sensors for specific applications.

Program:

  • Vibrating wire sensors for thermo-mechanical, hydrogen and pressure monitoring
  • Optical fiber sensors for thermo-mechanical, hydrogen, pressure monitoring and complementary measurements with vibrating wire sensors: distributed shape monitoring, leak detection and localization, thermal mapping
  • Electromagnetic sensors for complementary measurements: water content, corrosion