The OECD Component Operational Experience, Degradation and Ageing Programme (CODAP) aims to combine the follow-up of two previous OECD/NEA projects: the OECD Pipe Failure Data Exchange Project (OPDE) and the Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) part of the SCC and Cable Ageing Project (SCAP).
The OECD Pipe Failure Data Exchange Project (OPDE) was established in May 2002 to produce an international database on the piping service experience applicable to commercial nuclear plants. The OPDE project was completed at the end of May 2011. In 2006 the SCAP project was established by the NEA to assess two subjects, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and degradation of cable insulation, due to their implication on nuclear safety and their relevance for plant ageing management. The project ran successfully from June 2006 to June 2010. Seventeen NEA member countries joined the SCAP project. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Commission also participated as observers.
Following the completion of the SCAP project, SCC participants recognised that there are many similarities between the OPDE and SCAP SCC projects and therefore, the concept of a new project was envisaged to combine the two projects and build two new database projects called: OECD Component Operational Experience, Degradation and Ageing Programme (CODAP) and Cable Ageing Data and Knowledge Project (CADAK). The cable ageing part of the SCAP project concerning electrical and I&C cables and management of their ageing effects is managed by another OECD/NEA database project, CADAK.
The objectives of the CODAP project are to:
Based on the structure described in the final SCAP report, the CODAP project and database is managing information through two different parts: the CODAP Online Event Database and the CODAP Knowledge Base.
At the present time, 13 OECD/NEA member countries participate in the database project. The countries are as follows: Canada, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, Japan, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. Other countries are being consulted.
The first phase of project is scheduled from June 2011 to December 2014. A possible second phase of the project has been planned to start at 2015 and to be continued for three years.
EUR 0.12 million per year
Last reviewed: 18 July 2014