Reference No: A1775

RPV Internals Testing and Qualification

Test facilities for comprehensive testing of Reactor Pressure Vessel Internals testing. Framatome operates the KOPRA Core Component Test Section (KVA), exclusively designed for full-scale tests on nuclear core components, matching coolant temperature, pressure and volumetric flow with the conditions of a pressurized water reactor. Framatome also operates the KOPRA CRDM Test Section, which is designed for qualification tests of CRDM under operational conditions in order to fulfill all possible testing requirements.

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Primary System Components Qualification: Core Component Test Section Qualification of Primary-System Components
Test Section for Control Rod Drive Mechanisms: Factory acceptance tests performed for all types of Framatome Control Rod Drive Mechanisms used in PWRs