Several Japanese PWR power plants have experienced Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) on dissimilar weld joints since 2004. J weld of 3 Reactor Vessel Head Penetration in Ohi unit 3 is one of the PWSCC incidents occurred in 2004 and has been studied by sampling and opening the fracture surface after its repair. Including Ohi unit 3 Reactor Vessel Head Penetration repair, Japanese PWR utilities and MHI have been developing the preventive maintenance and repair technologies applicable to alloy 600 welds and base metal, following PWSCC events on the Bugey-3 and V.C. Summer. This paper describes recent Japanese PWSCC incidents and repair technologies developed in Japan.

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