Overview of Section XI Stipulations


This chapter provides a chronological overview of the development of Section XI, “The Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,” from its 1968 inception to the 2015 edition. It traces the development, edition-by-edition, of important Code elements including the philosophy behind many of the revisions. Emphasis is placed on the 2003 Addenda through 2008 Addenda because they apply to a majority of nuclear plants in the United States and in other countries. Through an extensive tabulation of Code Interpretations, this chapter also attempts to give the Code user some insights into clarification of many Section XI requirements. Further insight into the philosophy and technical basis behind Section XI may be gained from review of papers cited in the Bibliography of this chapter.

27.2Development of Scope and Content of Section XI
27.3Future Issues
27.4Applicability of Code Editions and Addenda, and the Use and Content of Code Cases and Interpretations
27.5Efforts that Did not Reach Publication
27.9Appendix A: Code Cases
27.10Appendix B: Interpretations

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