In 2020, it was estimated that nuclear power plants accounted for approximately 10% of the world’s electricity production from over 440 nuclear reactors therefore, maintenance of such an important industry can often be associated with high costs to ensure safe and reliable production of power from these sources.
NDT serves as a basic technique in detecting flaws of all sizes, as well as the constant monitoring of material performance and degradation. The following parts of a typical nuclear power plant are monitored by NDT:
• Vessel Welds
• Vessel Head Welds
• Piping Components