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Plant lifetime management requires qualified monitoring and assessment of the aging behavior of irradiated nuclear components. This implies the need for conceptual planning, coordination, technical execution and final evaluation of irradiation surveillance programs in close collaboration with inspection bodies and nuclear authorities.


Comprehensive assessment of materials behavior depending on time of operation and neutron irradiation in power and research reactors 
Utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled and experienced staff, AREVA NP provides a full scope of irradiation surveillance programs for reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in light water reactors (LWRs). Specific services include conceptual consulting for plant life extension measures, theoretical and experimental determination of neutron fluence and qualified manufacturing of reconstituted specimens from irradiated specimen materials.


Your benefits

  • Strong partner with extensive experience in the field of aging management of nuclear components
  • Short reaction times even for complex tasks
  • Integrated solution competence from one single source
  • State-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled and experienced staff are always at your service
  • All manufacturing and testing activities can be performed on site in certificated and accredited laboratories including material testing, hot cells and radiochemistry
  • Good knowledge of requirements of inspection bodies and nuclear authorities

Interested in Assessment of Irradiated Materials?

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CARINA – a programme for experimental investigation of the irridation behaviour of German reactor pressure vessel materials

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