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11th Overhaul Completed for Unit 1 of LNPS Phase 1
On March 21 at 8:00a.m., the Unit 1 of LNPS Phase 1 got through its 11th overhaul.
In addition to the routine tests on the primary coolant system, containment, steam generator, main pumps and other systems, this overhaul also highlighted the switching of 18-month refueling mode.
LNPS Phase 1, the ever first 1000MWe class PWR in China, started construction on May 15, 1997 and went on grid on January 8, 2003.
LNPS Phase 1 has created outstanding performance of safe operation. The Unit 1 hit a record of 592-day of continuous operation without unplanned shutdown, while the Unit 2 created a world record of 935-day continuous operation without unplanned shutdown after its criticality. Present, LNPS Phase 1 has come across no unplanned shutdown for over 7 years, second to GNPS Unit 1 in the world.