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IWE and IWL

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ASME Section XI, Subsection IWE, Requirements for Class MC and Metallic Liners of Class CC Components of Light-Water-Cooled Plants, provides requirements for preservice and inservice examination/inspection, repair/replacement activities, and testing of Class MC (metal containment) pressure-retaining components and their integral attachments and repair/replacement activities and testing of Class CC (concrete containment) pressure-retaining components and their integral attachments for Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs). Similarly, Subsection IWL, Requirements for Class CC Concrete Components of Light-Water-Cooled Plants, provides requirements for preservice and inservice examination/inspection, repair/replacement activities, and testing of the reinforced concrete and post-tensioning systems of Class CC (concrete containment) components for BWRs and PWRs. Together with Subsection IWA, General Requirements, a comprehensive basis is provided for ensuring the continued structural and leak-tight integrity of containments in nuclear power plants.

31.1Introduction
31.2Regulatory Requirements for Containments
31.3ASME Code Requirements for Containments
31.4General Requirements
31.5Requirements for Metal (Class MC) Containments
31.6Requirements for Concrete (Class CC) Containments
31.7Later Code Editions and Addenda
31.8Code Cases and Interpretations
31.9Advanced Nuclear Power Plant Designs and the ‘Nuclear Renaissance’
31.10The Future
31.11References

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