Material Requirements for Concrete Containment Structures for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants
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Development of this Standard began in 1973 under the sponsorship of the Canadian Nuclear Association's Codes, Standards and Practices Committee. In 1974, the decision was made to promulgate this document as a CSA Standard.
Standards in this series were initiated in response to a recognition by the utilities and industries concerned with nuclear Structures in Canada, of a need for the documentation of Standards applicable to the design, construction, testing of concrete containment structures incorporated as components of a CANDU nuclear power plant.
The purpose of this Standard is to provide requirements that ensure the materials used in concrete containment structures will meet a quality and Standard commensurate with the safety principles necessary to comply with the Canadian nuclear safety philosophy.
This Standard is one in a series of Standards, which together, form a code. The Code will comprise of the Standards listed below, and such additional ones as may be required-from time to time:
N287.l, General Requirements;
N287.2, Material Requirements;
N287.3, Design Requirements;
N287.4, Construction, Fabrication and Installation Requirements;
N287.5, Testing and Examination Requirements;
N287.6, Pre-0perationa1 Proof and Leakage Rate Testing, Requirements; and
N287.7, In—Service Testing and Examination Requirements.
In preparation of this and the above Standards, it was the decision of the Committee to make use of existing Standards, Codes and other reference material wherever possible, noting only the exceptions applicable to concrete containment structures; Such material is listed in the Reference Publications.
This Standard was prepared by the Committee on Concrete Containment Structures for Nuclear Power Plants- under the jurisdiction of the Sectional Committee for Nuclear Standards.
This Standard covers materials used in concrete containment structures of a containment system, designated as Class Containment components and parts.