Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 288–292 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a New Technology for Extraction of Insoluble Impurities from Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generators with Purge Water

  • I. O. Bud’ko
  • A. G. Zhukov

An experimental technology for the removal of insoluble impurities from a horizontal steam generator with purge water during planned shutdowns of the power generating unit is improved through a more representative determination of the concentration of impurities in the purge water ahead of the water cleanup facility and a more precise effective time for the duration of the purge process. Tests with the improved technique at power generating unit No. 1 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant show that the efficiency with which insoluble impurities are removed from the steam generator volume was more than two orders of magnitude greater than under the standard regulations.


steam generator purge insoluble impurity sludge main circulation pump 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. O. Bud’ko
    • 1
  • A. G. Zhukov
    • 2
  1. 1.JSC NIITsÉ “Tsentrénergo”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Rostov Nuclear Power PlantVolgodonskRussia

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