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Nuclear safety: India conducts out-of-pile tests

28 August 2011

CHENNAI: India is now conducting out-of-pile tests for the first time to ensure foolproof security of its nuclear reactors, according top scientists of the nation.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research director SC Chetal told reporters on Saturday that the test is the first of its kind and is being conducted at CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) Taramani in Chennai to ensure the safety of the reactor before going in for in-pile tests at the nuclear site in Kalpakkam.
Currently, the Rs 40-crore collaborative project between IGCAR and SERC will test the functionality of full-scale prototype reactor system for Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor during quakes of high intensity through the 30 tonnes shake table, said Dr Nagesh R Iyer, director of SERC….

Written by csirindia

August 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Posted in SERC

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