Monday, 15 August 2011

AECL successfully completes retubing of Korean reactor

AECL successfully completes retubing of Korean reactor! not an easy task! Congratulations to all!!! "Production manager Al Stewart said the Wolsong 1 project proved that there is future commercial viability in retubing existing CANDU reactors.
"That plant is up and running," said Mr. Stewart, who hosted most of the 210 employees here over the weekend. "It's a real success story for AECL and KHNP and the people of this area that contributed to that."
Each calandria tube is made of zirconium alloy and is approximately six metres long and 13 centimetres in diameter. Heavy water coolant is circulated between the reactor and the steam generators through the end fittings on the reactor's fuel channel assemblies. The first-of-a-kind refurbishment project involved the development of hundreds of specialised tools and systems." ... read more:​/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3257632   
and this is the link to the restart of the reactor a few days ago:

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