SverdNIIkhimmash to Make SRW Recycling Unit for Nuclear Station in Belarus

27 October 2017 (14:51)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 27, 2017. Rosatom-Energomash’s SverdNIIkhimmash landed a contract for development, production, and delivery of solid radioactive waste recycling equipment to Belorusskaya Nuclear Power Station’s Power-Generating Unit 1, the company press service reports.

The equipment is meant for crushing and sorting of solid, low- and medium-level radioactive waste and for pressing it into metal barrels. The company is to supply its customer with a press (capacity: 950 kN), a sorting platform, a dust-trapping unit, a control system, and equipment for radwaste container data sheet production. The equipment’s capacity is projected at 1m3/hour at least.

The equipment is necessary for safe treatment, transportation, and storage of radioactive waste, for reducing the potential environmental impact, and for ensuring safe working conditions.

SverdNIIkhimmash set up a scientific research/production department for designing radwaste treatment units over five decades ago and has supplied its SRW sorting and pressing units to many Russian and foreign nuclear power stations and chemical plants since.

‘This contract with the Belorussian customer is special in that the set of equipment will include two protective shells. During transportation, barrels will be placed inside steel cylinder shells to ensure extra protection against gamma-particle radiation,’ says KP RAO’s Senior Engineer for Business Ivan Ilyinykh.

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