Stress Corrosion Cracking and Cable Ageing Project (SCAP)
Joint project

The Stress Corrosion Cracking and Cable Ageing Project (SCAP) lasted four years (2006-2010). The project’s main objectives were to:

  • establish two complete databases with regard to major ageing phenomena for stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and degradation of cable insulation respectively, through collective efforts by NEA member countries
  • establish a knowledge base by systematically compiling and evaluating collected data and information
  • perform an assessment of the data and identify the basis for commendable practices which would help regulators and operators to enhance ageing management.

The project defined and refined the database performance requirements, data format and coding guidelines, and focused on populating the database and assessing the data.

The database, together with the knowledge base and the commendable practices developed by the members, provided a tool for assisting NEA member countries. The final report was published at the end of the project and provided a technical basis for commendable practices in support of regulatory activities in the fields of SCC and cable insulation. At the end of the project, a workshop also took place in Tokyo, Japan in May 2010.

SCAP working area (requires password | retrieve password )


Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Korea, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United States.

Project period

June 2006-June 2010


EUR 480k