Rosatom manufactures valves for Kudankulam plant

Kudankulam: Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-technology, a part of machine-building division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Atomenergomash, recently announced that it has completed manufacturing of valves for Units three and four of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamilnadu. According to a press release, the valves are designed to stop, allow or throttle the flow of a process fluid.

The main steam isolation valve is installed at the outlet part of the steam generator and is used to shut off the steam to prevent its release into the atmosphere at the time of an unforeseen accident such as breakage of the main steam pipe, the release noted. The valves have passed the whole scope of factory tests including hydrostatic tests for strength and tightness of assembled item when it is held under pressure of 16.5 MPa for 10 minutes. Indian side carried out an acceptance inspection of the equipment. The supply package is ready for dispatch, the release added.