This is the fourth edition of CSA N285.4, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant components.
It supersedes the previous editions published in 1994, 1983, and 1978.
It is one of the CSA N285 series of Standards on CANDU® nuclear power plant components.
Note: CANDU is a registered trademark of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
1.1 This Standard defines requirements for the periodic inspection of pressure-retaining systems, components, and supports that form part of a CANDU nuclear power plant.
1.2 This Standard deals with failure aspects, classification of areas subject to inspection, provision for access, inspection techniques and procedures, personnel qualifications, frequency of inspection, responsibilities, documentation, records, evaluation of inspection results, disposition, and repair requirements.
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