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Full-scale functional tests at appropriate temperature, pressure, and mass flow conditions are necessary for developing and qualifying nuclear components such as:

  • Valves
  • Safety valves
  • Safety valve pilots
  • Control rod drive mechanisms
  • Fuel assemblies.

For endurance tests investigating long-term behaviour and wear effects, water chemistry must be adjusted to mimic that of reactor coolant conditions.

The KOPRA Component Test Facility fulfills these requirements for pressurized water conditions (PWR) or boiling water reactor (BWR) operating conditions. It is a multi-functional full-scale pressure test facility consisting of four test loops, three pressurizers and three circulation pumps for full-scale flow tests.

Your benefits

  • Combination of powerful and flexible infrastructure and full-scale test facilities
  • Integrated in the Thermal-hydraulic Platform
  • Accredited test and inspection body
  • Accepted by ILAC

Interested in Qualification and Testing of Components at Full Scale?


AREVA’s Thermo-hydraulic Platform qualified as test and inspection body

AREVA NP Germany