Russia's Novovoronezh NPP II unit 2 reaches final stage

26/03/2019 08:45 Nuclear

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Unit two of the Russian Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II, equipped with the VVER-1200 reactor, was brought to Minimum Control Power (MCP), Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed in a statement on Monday.

A MCP level is reached when the neutron flux is recorded in a reactor working at a level sufficient to sustain a fission chain reaction.

 

"Reaching MCP is considered as the final stage of the physical start-up procedure," Rosatom explained.

 

Every stage has occurred on schedule and in compliance with all safety regulations. In due course, specialists will conduct a set of physical experiments on the neutronic characteristics of the reactor’s first fuel charge, as well as confirm the operational reliability of the reactor’s entire monitoring and safety systems.

Source: aa.com.tr

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