Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium, the cutting-edge research of which could lead to extensions in the operational lifespan of nuclear power plants around the world. The INCEFA-SCALE programme (INcreasing safety in nuclear power plants by Covering gaps in Environmental Fatigue Assessment) aims to reduce uncertainties concerning how critical components will perform when subjected to the harsh conditions inside operational nuclear power reactors. Although components and materials are extensively tested in laboratories, there are sometimes gaps in understanding the correlation between these tests and actual performance. This can lead to fatigue assessment parameters being set more conservatively than necessary.
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