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Keeping nuclear power plants permanently safe

AREVA NP feels more than ever committed to further enhance safety in nuclear power plants. The main concern is to support the operators, our customers, with innovative technologies and excellent competencies. So that they can continue to provide the greatest possible safety of their reactors and activities.

Therefore, AREVA NP has continually promoted the development of qualified analysis procedures and active and passive safety systems: We offer a wide variety of innovative products and solutions. They allow nuclear power plant operators to make their plants fit for new requirements during operation and to maintain this level of safety also in the future. Our integrated business model and our experience allow us to assist customers with safety analyses and to work out safety upgrades and optimized safety management processes for plants that can be implemented in short time. Many of these solutions have been developed in Germany by AREVA GmbH.

 

AREVA NP's filtered containment venting systems provide safety. Because in case of a severe accident, they reduce the pressure inside the containment in a controlled manner. By filtering the escaping medium, they prevent the release of radioactive material into the environment.

 

 

 

Another preventive measure to improve plant safety is the installation of passive autocatalytic recombiners which work without power supply. They remove hydrogen and therefore prevent hydrogen explosions.
 

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