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Maintenance, Periodic Testing and Inspection of Research Reactors

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-G-4.2
Specific Safety Guides

Superseded by: IAEA Safety Standards Series - SSG-81

English STI/PUB/1270 ¦ 92-0-109806-5

67 pages ¦ 1 figure ¦ € 30.00 ¦ Date published: 2006

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This Safety Guide provides practical guidance on how to fulfil requirements on research reactor safety. It covers a broad range of international practices, including preventive and corrective maintenance of structures, systems and components, periodic testing to ensure that operations remain within established operating limits and conditions, and non-routine inspections. This Safety Guide is applicable to all types of heterogeneous research reactors having a power rating of up to several tens of megawatts.

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