Physical and Statistical Models for Steam Generator Clogging Diagnosis

  • Sylvain Girard

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 97-97

About this book


Clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants is a highly sensitive issue in terms of performance and safety and this book proposes a completely novel methodology for diagnosing this phenomenon. It demonstrates real-life industrial applications of this approach to French steam generators and applies the approach to operational data gathered from French nuclear power plants. The book presents a detailed review of in situ diagnosis techniques and assesses existing methodologies for clogging diagnosis, whilst examining their limitations. It also addresses numerical modelling of the dynamic behaviour of steam generators and provides a thorough analysis of statistical methods for sensitivity analysis and dimension reduction. Steam generators are heat exchangers found in nuclear power plants and over time they become increasingly clogged by iron oxides. This clogging then hampers the flow inside steam generators and compromises their mechanical integrity, which hinders performance and safety. This book is intended for nuclear safety specialists, nuclear performance engineers and researchers and postgraduate students working on heat exchanger modeling and computational engineering.


Clogging Diagnosis in Steam Generators Clogging of Heat Exchangers in Nuclear Power Plants Clogging of Steam Generators in Nuclear Power Plants Dimension Reduction in Steam Generators Industrial Applications to Steam Generators Nuclear Power Plant Safety Physical Modelling in Steam Generators Sensitivity Analysis in Steam Generators

Authors and affiliations

  • Sylvain Girard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)Fontenay-aux-RosesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09320-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09321-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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Energy, Utilities & Environment