AECL successfully completes retubing of Korean reactor
successfully completes retubing of Korean reactor! not an easy task!
Congratulations to all!!! "Production manager Al Stewart said the
Wolsong 1 project proved that there is future commercial viability in
retubing existing CANDU reactors. "That plant is up and running,"
said Mr. Stewart, who hosted most of the 210 employees here over the
weekend. "It's a real success story for AECL and KHNP and the people of this area that contributed to that." Each
calandria tube is made of zirconium alloy and is approximately six
metres long and 13 centimetres in diameter. Heavy water coolant is
circulated between the reactor and the steam generators through the end
fittings on the reactor's fuel channel assemblies. The first-of-a-kind
refurbishment project involved the development of hundreds of
specialised tools and systems." ... read more: http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3257632 and this is the link to the restart of the reactor a few days ago: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C_Korean_Candu_restarts_after_refurbishment_2907114.html
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