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Atomic Energy

, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 79–84 | Cite as

Monitoring the Condition of Safety Barriers in Nuclear Power Plants

  • E. A. Ivanov
  • I. V. Pyrkov
  • S. E. Smirnov
  • D. S. Smirnov
  • V. P. Povarov
  • K. Nurlybaev
  • Yu. N. Martynyuk
  • P. N. Shmakov
Articles

The technical requirements of a system that continually monitors the condition of the safety barriers of nuclear power plants are substantiated. It is shown for the example of the Rostov NPP that power units with VVER which are operating, under construction, or in the design stage can be equipped with a measuring system for monitoring radiation leaks from the steam generators. This improves safety (by not allowing emergency situations) and increases the installed capacity utilization factor (by eliminating unjustified shutdowns of power units) of operating power plants.

Keywords

Nuclear Power Plant Power Unit Steam Generator Nuclear Plant Live Steam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Ivanov
    • 1
  • I. V. Pyrkov
    • 1
  • S. E. Smirnov
    • 2
  • D. S. Smirnov
    • 2
  • V. P. Povarov
    • 3
  • K. Nurlybaev
    • 3
  • Yu. N. Martynyuk
    • 3
  • P. N. Shmakov
    • 3
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute for Operation of Nuclear Power Plants (VNIIAES)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Novovoronezh Nuclear Power PlantNovovoronezhRussia
  3. 3.Doza Scientific and Production EnterpriseMoscowRussia

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