4.2 Korean Regulatory System and Codes of Nuclear Boiler and Pressure Vessels
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This chapter describes the nuclear regulatory organizations, aspects of the regulatory authority including licensing, status of nuclear installations, Korean nuclear reactor regulatory framework and regulations referring to domestic and/or international industrial codes and standards in the area of pressure vessels and piping, and status of Korean Electric Power Industry Codes (KEPIC) that covers standards for design, manufacturing, operation, maintenance, and testing and inspection of nuclear and non-nuclear mechanical components, including pressure vessels and piping. A comparative assessment of the U.S. and Korean codes is also addressed. In addition, a comparison between the KEPIC code and its reference to codes of...