UkrSSEC "Energostal" (Kharkov) has commissioned a vacuum chamber electric furnace for heat treatment of constructive components of the fuel elements (FE) reactors. This was announced on January 10 edition of the Deputy Director General for scientific and technical work "Energostali" Alex Rudjuk.
According to him, the development of the furnace was carried out in order NAEC "Energoatom" (Kiev) as part of a domestic production of nuclear fuel. The furnace is working at the plant, located in Yuzhnoukrainsk (Mykolaiv region).. In the furnace is treated welds. Design, manufacture and commissioning of vacuum unit lasted seven months. As the deputy director, "Energostal" plans to continue the cooperation with "Energoatom" and other programs.
Help Ukrainian State Scientific and Technical Center for technology and equipment, metal processing, environmental protection and the use of secondary resources for metallurgy and machine-building "Energostal" (UkrSSEC "Energostal") incorporates research and design institutes. The center is the general designer of several steel plants in Ukraine and CIS countries.
It is planned that in the future at a factory in Yuzhnoukrainsk for the year will be about 500-600 parts for the production of fuel elements. They will be delivered at the JSC "fuel elements" (Russia), for use in the manufacture of nuclear fuel, which will be supplied to the domestic nuclear power plants.