Continuous run: Kaiga Atomic Power Station’s unit-1 tops in world


Continuous run: Kaiga Atomic Power Station’s unit-1 tops in world

Officials of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) on Thursday officially announced that Kaiga Atomic Power Station’s unit-1 stands first among Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and second among nuclear power reactors (of all technologies) in the world in terms of continuous operation.

NPCIL in a release stated on Thursday that unit-1 of KAPS has completed 895 days’ continuous operation on Thursday and set the world record in continuous operation among PHWRs. The unit has been operating from May 13, 2016. The unit-1 is an indigenous PHWR fuelled by domestic fuel, which started commercial operation on November 16, 2000.

The previous record for continuous operation was held by a unit of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) of Canada, which operated continuously for 894 days and a few hours. On Thursday morning, KAPS unit-1 broke previous records of other PHWR reactors and stood first in the world. Read More

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