Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants [electronic resource] / by H. M. Hashemian.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Power Systems: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006Description: XXII, 304 p. 131 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540337041Subject(s): Engineering | Chemical engineering | Weights and measures | System safety | Engineering | Power Engineering | Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering | Measurement Science, Instrumentation | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Control EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TK1001-1841Online resources: Click here to access online
Origins of This Book -- Maintenance of Nuclear Plant Instrumentation -- Nuclear Plant Temperature Instrumentation -- Cross-Calibration Technique -- Response-Time Testing of RTDs and Thermocouples -- Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters -- Characteristics of Pressure Sensing Lines -- Measurement of Pressure Sensor and Sensing-Line Dynamics -- On-line Detection of Sensing Line Problems.
The resurgence of the nuclear power industry at a time when the nuclear plant I&C workforce is diminishing due to aging and retirements has been the motivation for writing this book. This book compiles 30 years of practical knowledge gained by the author and his staff in testing the I&C systems of nuclear power plants around the world. It focuses on process temperature and pressure sensors and the verification of these sensors’ calibration and response time. In spite of great advances in electronics, computers, and measurement technologies, important process parameters such as temperature and pressure are still measured with conventional sensing techniques found in RTDs, thermocouples, and conventional pressure and differential pressure sensors. Furthermore, no improved technology providing comparable performance is currently on the horizon. Therefore, it is important to understand how these sensors function and the testing techniques for verifying their performance. This book is intended to help provide this understanding.