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N-plant reactor system to be heated to maximum

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) officials are confident about increasing the first reactor systems' temperature to 280 degrees Centigrade in a day or two while electrical systems in the second unit have been charged. ‘We have touched 160 degrees. Going further, we will increase the temperature to 260 degrees and then to 280 degrees in a day or two,’ a senior official of the NPCIL said. Once the systems are heated up to maximum range, there will be a week of testing after which reports will be submitted to AERB, said the official. AERB 24 Jan gave its nod to NPCIL to do the hydro tests in the first KNPP unit. As part of the tests, the systems are heated up gradually to touch the maximum of 280 degrees.
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