Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations

Nuclear Power Plants Safety and Maintenance


Publishing date
20 Dec 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2013

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada

3Pressure Boundary Section, AMEC, Nuclear Safety Solution Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada


Nuclear Power Plants Safety and Maintenance

Description

Extensive preventive maintenance, inspection, and monitoring programs are developed to ensure that nuclear power plants are operating under safety and reliability conditions. These programs involve safety analysis codes, equipment health monitoring, degradation-specific inspections, and Plant Lifecycle Management (PLM). Although extensive effort has been invested to develop such programs, nuclear power plants continue to experience problems, and hence, more accurate analysis and related research work still receive a great attention. This is mainly because the unresolved safety problems or lack in systems monitoring often causes significant safety-related events at nuclear power plants. Therefore, demand for applied research work continues to grow in order to mitigate such events, increase the plant capacity factor, and gain public support to new build of nuclear power plants as an alternative power source.

The objectives of this special issue are (1) to present multidisciplinary research topics on nuclear power plants maintenance, inspection, and safety, (2) to provide insights and advice to nuclear power plant management practitioners to enable more strategic perspectives in the selection and implementation of operations capabilities.

The following list of potential topics is provided to stimulate ideas for topics. However, authors are not restricted to this list, but submissions must provide relevant and practical insights framed by the previously mentioned research motivations. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Component reliability and materials degradation
  • On-line monitoring techniques in nuclear power plants
  • Power plants inspections devices and methodology
  • Plant operations, maintenance, and engineering modifications
  • Outage and preventative maintenance
  • Structural integrity evaluations
  • Seismic and vibration analyses
  • Instrumentation and controls
  • Reactor safety analysis
  • Thermal-hydraulic codes for reactor safety
  • Fluid-structure interactions

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/stni/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/stni/nppsm/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 758685
  • - Editorial

Nuclear Power Plants Safety and Maintenance

Wael H. Ahmed | Atef Mohany | Bing Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 458016
  • - Research Article

Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Optimization with Heuristic Algorithm

Andrija Volkanovski | Leon Cizelj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 794037
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Severe Accident Depressurization Valve Activation Strategy for Chinese Improved 1000 MWe PWR

Ge Shao | Lili Tong | Xuewu Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 763175
  • - Research Article

Online Fatigue-Monitoring Models with Consideration of Temperature Dependent Properties and Varying Heat Transfer Coefficients

HengLiang Zhang | Shi Liu | ... | Rui Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 656548
  • - Research Article

Sensitivity Study on Availability of I&C Components Using Bayesian Network

Rahman Khalil Ur | Jinsoo Shin | ... | Hanseong Son
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487604
  • - Research Article

Modification of Neutron Kinetic Code for Plate Type Fuel Nuclear Reactor

Salah Ud-Din Khan | Shahab Ud-Din Khan | Yang Zhifei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 868163
  • - Research Article

Application of the Critical Heat Flux Look-Up Table to Large Diameter Tubes

M. El Nakla | M. Habib | ... | M. Y. Al-Awwad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 473687
  • - Research Article

Systems Thinking Safety Analysis: Nuclear Security Assessment of Physical Protection System in Nuclear Power Plants

Tae Ho Woo
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
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Acceptance rate32%
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CiteScore1.700
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