Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Protective Organic Coatings

Edited by
Kenneth B. Tator
Kenneth B. Tator
KTA-Tator, Inc.
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
5B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-172-6
Publication date:
2015
Book Chapter

Coatings Used in the Nuclear Industry

By
E. Bud Senkowski
E. Bud Senkowski
KTA-Tator, Inc.
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
2015
Page range:
354 - 360
Publication history
December 26, 2014

Abstract

Surface coatings are essential in all facilities that process nuclear materials or use nuclear fission for power generation. This article describes the coatings used in two basic types of Generation 3 nuclear reactor designs in the United States and their containment size. These reactors are the boiling water reactor (BWR) and pressurized water reactor (PWR). The article provides information on the loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) identified as the design basis accident (DBA), which can rapidly de-water the core of an operating nuclear reactor. To avoid LOCA, both the BWR and the PWR include emergency core cooling systems. The article describes a DBA test and other coating performance parameters necessary for safety-related coating systems. It provides a detailed account of the selection criteria of coating types in a nuclear plant. The article concludes by highlighting protective coating strategies in Generation 3 Plants.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

E. Bud Senkowski, 2015. "Coatings Used in the Nuclear Industry", Protective Organic Coatings, Kenneth B. Tator

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal