Corrosion remains one of the key issues affecting the performance and availability of nuclear power plants. Therefore, reliable in-plant corrosion monitoring methods are essential both for the future operation of existing plants and to ensure the safety of future nuclear waste disposal systems.
In two parts, this book was stimulated by a workshop organised by EFC Working Party 4 on Nuclear Corrosion and the European Cooperative Group on Corrosion Monitoring of Nuclear Materials (EGC-COMON). The first part deals mainly with research into the detection of stress corrosion crack initiation in nuclear power plant environments (essentially high temperature water at around 300 °C) by various methods, particularly the electrochemical noise technique but also including the electrochemical impedance, acoustic emission and direct current potential drop methods. The second part addresses the goal to develop in-situ techniques and includes examples of the application of electrochemical corrosion potential monitoring.
This book will be of particular interest to scientists and engineers concerned with the mitigation of corrosion in nuclear systems.

chapter 1|4 pages

Corrosion monitoring – what’s the point?

ByBob Cottis

chapter 2|27 pages

Introduction to different electrochemical corrosion monitoring techniques

ByRik-Wouter Bosch, Walter F. Bogaerts

chapter 3|14 pages

Electrochemical noise generated during stress corrosion cracking in high-temperature water and its relationship to repassivation kinetics

ByRik-Wouter Bosch, Marc Vankeerberghen, Serguei Gavrilov, Steven Van Dyck

chapter 5|18 pages

Electrochemical noise measurements of stainless steel in high-temperature water*

ByCarlos R. Arganis-Juarez, José M. Malo, J. Uruchurtu

chapter 6|15 pages

Stochastic approach to electrochemical noise analysis of SCC of Alloy 600 SG tube in caustic environments at high temperature*

BySung-Woo Kim, Hong-Pyo Kim, Seong-Sik Hwang, Dong-Jin Kim, Joung-Soo Kim, Yun-Soo Lim, Sung-Soo Kim, Man-Kyo Jung

chapter 7|24 pages

In-situ electrochemical impedance and noise measurements of corroding stainless steel in high-temperature water*

ByJan Macák, Petr Sajdl, Pavel Kučera, Jan Voŝta, Radek Novotný

chapter 9|15 pages

Corrosion monitoring of carbon steel in pasty clayey mixture as a function of temperature

ByChristian Bataillon, Frantz A. Martin, Marc Roy

chapter 10|13 pages

Corrosion monitoring applications in nuclear power plants – a review

ByShunsuke Uchida

chapter 11|23 pages

In-core corrosion monitoring in the Halden test reactor

ByPeter Bennett, Torill Karlsen

chapter 12|17 pages

Corrosion monitoring applications in Taiwan’s nuclear power plants

ByHsuan-Chin Lai, Wei-Yun Mao, Charles Fang Chu

chapter 13|10 pages

A new technique for in-plant high mass transfer rate ECP monitoring

ByAnders Molander, Mats Ullberg

chapter 15|16 pages

An electrochemical sensor array for in-situ measurements of hydrogen peroxide concentration in high-temperature water

ByShunsuke Uchida, Tomonori Satoh, Yoshiyuki Satoh, Yoichi Wada