Significant wastage of a nuclear reactor pressure vessel head
by George Bibel
International Journal of Forensic Engineering (IJFE), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014

Abstract: Boric acid, used in pressurised water nuclear reactors, can be very corrosive under some conditions. A 2050 cubic cm corrosion pit was discovered on the Davis-Besse reactor head in 2002. Two engineers were criminally prosecuted for submitting false inspection records to US nuclear regulators.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-Oct-2014

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