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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

R2.02/93 Upgrade of serv and maintenance

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 945,864.66
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1995
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

Design Safety

Nature

Services

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

(FR2007) Restricted Call for Tender - External Actions

Duration

18/08/1995 - 18/03/1997

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

AREVA GMBH

Project / Budget year

WW9204 REGIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY / 1992

Objectives

Mainly for application in the primary loop, VNIIAES has developed a diagnostic centre for:

  • leak detection;
  • loose part detection and monitoring;
  • vibration monitoring;
  • fatigue monitoring and evaluation of fatigue degree (partly financed by TACIS 91 project 3.4).

The development has been carried out partly with Western industrial companies like Siemens (Germany), Bruel & Kjaer (Denmark) and Kasmerg (Hungary).

Since a wider use of different kind of diagnostic systems was envisaged the Russian counterpart was planning a modernization and upgrade of the diagnosis centre located in Moscow at VNIIAES.

The purpose of the diagnosis centre is:

  • to guarantee adequate service for these systems (maintenance, calibration);
  • to accumulate the operation experience on NPP and improve the application method;
  • to transfer the experience and improvement to those NPPs where the diagnostic systems are in operation.

Results

The methodological part of the project was executed in line with the TOR. A modernisation concept has been elaborated.

As a final deliverable a list of equipment to be purchased and installed in the VNIIAES Diagnostic Centre has been established.

After a 4-year interruption the project’s supply part has been resumed.
A specification of necessary equipment in line with the latest development in diagnostics has been established in Summer 2001. The equipment (see project R2.02/93-supply part) has been delivered in 2004 too.