Implementation of Performance Demonstration Programs for Steam Generator Tubing Analysts


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The Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI) has developed performance demonstration programs for non-destructive testing personnel who analyze ECT (eddy current testing) data for steam generator tubing since 2001. The purpose of these performance demonstration programs is to ensure a uniform knowledge and skill level of data analysts and contribute to safe operation of nuclear power plants. Many changes have occurred in non-destructive testing of steam generator tubing such as inspection scope, plugging criteria and qualification requirements in Korea. According to the Notice 2004-13 revised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the analyst for steam generator tubing shall be qualified as the qualified data analyst (QDA), and the site specific performance demonstration (SSPD) program shall be implemented. KEPRI developed these performance demonstration programs and they are being successfully implemented. The analyst's performance is expected to be improved by the implementation of these programs.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 321-323)

Edited by:

Seung-Seok Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Ik Keun Park, Sung-Jin Song, Man Yong Choi




C. H. Cho et al., "Implementation of Performance Demonstration Programs for Steam Generator Tubing Analysts", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 321-323, pp. 1750-1753, 2006

Online since:

October 2006




[1] Ministry of Science & Technology, Notice 2004-13, The Regulation on In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Facilities, (2004).

[2] Electric Power Research Institute, Pressurized Water Reactor Steam Generator Examination Guidelines: Revision 6, Appendix G, (2002).