Date: 7 days ago   Category: Energy

One of power units of the Beloyarsk NPP was switched-off for the unknown reason — Rambler News Service


Power unit No. 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sverdlovsk region on the night of July 12 was automatically switched-off after receiving a signal of possible malfunction of the equipment, the exact reason of the event is still unknown, URA.RU with reference to the head of the press service of the station Alexander Yashin reports. "The signal of possible malfunction of some equipment arrived. The application was submitted to the higher organization for shutdown of the power unit not to allow further breakage or deterioration in operation of the equipment then regular automatic protection switched-off the power unit" — he explained. According to the representative of the Beloyarsk NPP, an incident did not affect neither the power station, nor the reactor in any way. He especially noted that the Sverdlovsk consumers of the electric power of state of emergency did not feel in any way. In the message of the press service of the station it is specified that on the international scale of INES shutdown of the power unit was qualified by the 0 level, that is not important in terms of safety. Power production will be resumed after clarification of the reasons of shutdown of the generator and their elimination. As explains the agency, the Beloyarsk NPP is the only nuclear power plant in the world where power units on fast neutrons are operated. Earlier the RostovGazeta portal reported that 1 billion rubles in the current year will direct to additional security measures of the Rostov NPP.

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