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Research and Markets: Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM): Theory and Application of Reliability Analysis Methods for Major Power Plant Components


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management (PLiM): Theory and application of reliability analysis methods for major power plant components" to their offering.

Probabilistic safety assessment methods are used to calculate nuclear power plant durability and resource lifetime. Successful calculation of the reliability and ageing of components is critical for forecasting safety and directing preventative maintenance, and Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management provides a comprehensive review of the theory and application of these methods. Part one of this important book reviews probabilistic methods for predicting the reliability of equipment, whilst the practical applications of probabilistic methods for strength reliability are explored in part two.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1 Probabilistic methods for predicting the reliability of equipment: Terminology, concepts and definitions

- Formal-statistical methods

- Formal-statistical methods

- Physico-statistical approach: Procedures using the defect-free model of structural material

- Physico-statistical approach taking defects into account and using binomial distribution

- Physico-statistical models based on the residual defectiveness of structural materials.

Part 2 Practical application of probabilistic methods for strength reliability: Probabilistic analysis of safety: Increasing the reliability and safety of nuclear power plant components

- Optimisation of non-destructive testing

- Optimisation of hydraulic tests, technical certification and planned-preventative maintenance

- Using probabilistic methods for solving the problem of ensuring leak tightness of heat exchanger pipes of nuclear power plant steam generators.

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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Nuclear Power

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