Nuclear Energy

Nickel-containing heat and corrosion resisting alloys play an important part in ensuring the integrity, durability and long-term performance of nuclear power stations.  They are used in the heat transfer and cooling systems as well as in the reactor vessel internals.  They are incorporated in new designs as well as being retrofitted during refurbishment.

Methods are still being developed for processing and disposal of radioactive waste.  Nickel-containing stainless steels and high nickel alloys are already selected for some container designs to ensure the safe containment throughout the time needed for the radioactivity to decay to safe levels - which may be thousands of years.

Nuclear fusion is still at the development stage but nickel alloys are required for the fusion chamber and ancillary systems.

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Technical Literature

  • 10012  Nickel-Base Alloys in the Power Industry
  • 10032  Practical Guide to Using 6Mo Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • 10040  The Right Metal for Heat Exchanger Tubes
  • 10056  Practical Guide to High-Temperature Alloys
  • 10086  Corrosion-and-Heat-Resistant Nickel Alloys
  • 11011  Materials Workshop for the Power Industry - Proceedings
  • 11021  High Performance Stainless Steels
  • 14021  Alloy 400 for Use in High-Pressure Feedwater Heaters
  • 15001  Nuclear Service Water Piping - Salem Nuclear Generating Station
  • 15002  Nuclear Service Water Piping - Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant