Russia’s Rosatom state atomic energy corporation has delivered the main equipment for the third unit of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. The shipment consisted of the core melt localisation device or ‘core catcher’, a passive safety system designed to cool the molten core material in case of an accident.
The ‘core catcher’ allows the integrity of the protective shell to be preserved and thus checks radioactive emission. The passive safety system is capable of functioning in the event of a complete loss of power supply and can provide full safety without the active system and an operator.
The other components of the shipment are embedded parts of the reactor pit, dry protection, heat-insulation of the cylindrical shell, truss buckstay and reactor vessel. Read More
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