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Rosatom began endurance testing a new fuel for Dukovany NPP

Specialists of the Russian nuclear industry began the endurance test of nuclear fuel of the third generation, designed to improve the efficiency of the Czech nuclear power plant Dukovany, announced the press service of the machine-building division of Rosatom Atomenergomash.

At the site, the research and development base of enterprises of "Atomenergomash" JSC "OKB "Gidropress" (Podolsk, Moscow region) started the endurance test of the layout of the fuel cartridge PK3 for nuclear power reactors VVER-440, which are operated at Dukovany NPP. "The purpose of the tests – the study of the mechanical resistance of the working elements of the cassette PK3 in teplogenerirujushchej conditions as close to real" - explains the "Atomenergomash".