The Bubbler Tank is one of the critical components of a nuclear power plant
Russian company ZiO-Podolsk has begun to deliver the equipment for the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant with shipping of the Bubbler Tank, said a press release.
The ZiO-Podolsk, is a concern of Atomenergomash, machine building division of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation - Rosatom.
The Bubbler Tank is one of the critical components of a nuclear power plant. It is a part of the reactor plant pressuriser system.
Weighing 15 tonnes, the tank – about eight metres in length, four metres in height and 2.5 metres in diameter – has a service life of 40 years.
The technical design for the tanks has been developed by the company Gidropress and the detailed design documentation has been prepared by ZiO-Podolsk's nuclear power plant equipment department.
This department also provides the manufacture support and installation supervision services.
ZiO-Podolsk's bubbler tanks are successfully working in a number of nuclear power plants in Russia, China and India.
Russian company Atomenergomash is the supplier of all the equipment for Rooppur nuclear plant reactor hall and major part of the turbine hall. It will also supply steam generators, pump and heat-exchange equipment.
The Rooppur nuclear plant is under construction with Russian finance and technological support.
The first unit of the 2,400MW power plant is expected to go into production by 2023.