Menno Crajé, Manager Monitoring
Peter Ford Lecture December 2008
"ON DECEMBER 17TH, 2008 Peter Ford gave a very well prepared oneday- lecture on corrosion phenomena that lead to the degradation of structural materials in water-cooled nuclear reactors. In the audience physisists,chemists and materials scientists of Borssele NPP were represented.
The presentation is based on the ANT report of the same title. The report had been purchased by us, but no one had found time yet to carefully read it. The lecture by Peter was an excellent introduction to the report and it helps us in using the information from the report in an efficient way.
The presentation started with the introduction of the thermodynamics that is necessary to understand the mechanism of the various corrosion phenomena. Subsequently, a wide range of different types of corrosion in the various important construction materials of the NPP has been discussed. The mechanism that leads to degradation of the material have been elaborated and discussed with the audience.
Peter has such a broad knowledge on the subject that he is an excellent teacher both for them who already have a lot of knowledge in the field themselves and for those for whom the subject of the lecture is quite new.
The lecture brought us what we hoped it would bring and it made the Structural Material Degradation Report much more valuable for us."