Reference No: A1775

RPV Internals Testing and Qualification

Main description

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.


  • Challenge solving Challenge solving
  • Operator competitiveness Operator competitiveness
  • Safety excellence Safety excellence
  • Efficiency of operation Efficiency of operation
  • Expertise Expertise
  • Challenge solving
  • Safety excellence
  • Expertise


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