ECT completed at Unit 1, Belarusian NPP

17 June 2020

The purpose of the ECT is to confirm the integrity of the technical characteristics of the main equipment metal in the reactor compartment after the hot run-in. 

Eddy current testing of the equipment at the Belarusian NPP was done following a unique method and using high-precision devices and manipulators that were manufactured by Atomenergoremont specialists and have no analogues in Russia. The method objective is to measure the speed and depth of the current passing through metal. These data allow for conclusions about the state of the material, as well as the detection of cavities, and the smallest longitudinal and transverse cracks.

The timely done ECT allows for compliance with the related commissioning activities schedule, as well as for meeting the deadlines for the reactor main equipment inspection.

The specialists of the Center for Non-Destructive Testing of Atomenergoremont JSC have already completed the eddy current testing of the equipment at unit 1 of the Belarusian NPP, which is a mandatory part of the unit commissioning stage.

At the Belarusian nuclear power plant, the testing was performed in difficult operation conditions simultaneously with commissioning activities.