At the ANPP one of the most important activities of outage-2021 has started. The joint efforts of the specialists of “NVAER” company (a branch of «Atomenergoremont» JSC) engaged by «Rusatom Service» JSC, and of the Armenian NPP were directed towards the recovery of physical-mechanical properties of the reactor vessel metal. For this purpose, the annealing facility was hoisted down into the reactor vessel, and the very process of thermal treatment started, and it will last approximately 14 days. The annealing activities are implemented under the designer’s supervision of the «Kurchatovsky Institute» SRC representatives.
The reactor vessel is the “heart” of the unit, and it is its lifetime that defines the service life of the plant. The annealing will securely contribute to the Unit 2 lifetime extension and its safety improvement.
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July 22, 2021 at 12:35