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Advanced sensor for in situ, NDE monitoring of nuclear reactors components integrity
Author(s): George Dovgalenko; Kadir Altintepe
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear pipe leakage is the major problem in nuclear plants operation1.

Nondestructive test of nuclear pipes in situ under high level radiation is the one of the challenging projects in nuclear engineering. The high level nuclear radiation is dangerous for human and traditional NDT methods of nuclear pipe monitoring in real time in situ make them practically impossible2.

Proposed advanced laser sensor and technology which allow to detect corrosion, mechanical stress and defects which can prevent nuclear fuel failure caused by mechanical and physical-chemical aspects of nuclear reactor components under high level nuclear radiation.

Sensor operated remotely by laser light and does not require electrical wires for connection with electrical sources.

Advantages of proposed technology: NDT–nondestructive test, contactless, wireless, remote, real time operation under high level of nuclear radiation are discussed and demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10970, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019, 109701L (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514180
Show Author Affiliations
George Dovgalenko, Stratford Univ. (United States)
Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc. (United States)
Kadir Altintepe, Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc. (United States)
Thomas Nelson Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10970:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019
Jerome P. Lynch; Haiying Huang; Hoon Sohn; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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