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This is the fourth edition of CSA N287.7, In-service examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants. It supersedes the previous editions published in 1996, 1980, and 1975.
This Standard provides requirements for in-service examinations and positive pressure leakage-rate testing of concrete containment structures of a containment system that are designated as class containment components.
Periodic testing and inspection of other components and appurtenances of the containment system designed in accordance with the CSA N285 series of Standards are beyond the scope of this Standard. These are covered in CAN/CSA-N285.5.
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