Koodankulam nuclear plant tests successful

4/02/2013
Koodankulam nuclear plant tests have been successfully conducted at the Koodankulam nuclear power plant.Power generation is to start by this month according to its site Director Mr. R S Sundar

The mandatory penultimate tests at the nuclear power plant were started last Friday and the tests have been completed. The tests were conducted to evaluate high precision steam relief valves at operating pressure and temperature.

The Koodankulam Site Director said that the experts are satisfied with the tests. The testing of high tech instruments connected with steam relief valves under operating conditions will last till Thursday.
With the loading of 163 enriched uranium sub-assemblies into the nuclear reactor, completed last year, a series of tests as per the guidelines and parameters given by AERB were conducted. With this, power generation is expected to start soon at Koodankulam nuclear power plant.
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