Aging management for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
This Standard provides aging management requirements for concrete containment structures and their
components for nuclear power plants and is directed to owners/operators, designers, manufacturers,
fabricators, and constructors.
Note: This Standard may provide guidance for aging management of other concrete structures where applicable.
This Standard provides requirements for aging management of existing concrete containment structures
to address emerging challenges and ensure that existing concrete containment structures and their
components satisfy their functional and performance requirements in all different phases of their life
This Standard provides requirements for aging management of new concrete containment structures to
a) aging is addressed during design and construction phases; and
b) containment structures and their components satisfy their functional and performance
requirements in all different phases of their life cycle.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that
which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible
within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as
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