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Ivanov E.A.,RAS Institute for Nuclear Research | Pyrkov I.V.,RAS Institute for Nuclear Research | Smirnov S.E.,Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant | Smirnov D.S.,Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant | And 4 more authors.
Atomic Energy | Year: 2015

The technical requirements of a system that continually monitors the condition of the safety barriers of nuclear power plants are substantiated. It is shown for the example of the Rostov NPP that power units with VVER which are operating, under construction, or in the design stage can be equipped with a measuring system for monitoring radiation leaks from the steam generators. This improves safety (by not allowing emergency situations) and increases the installed capacity utilization factor (by eliminating unjustified shutdowns of power units) of operating power plants. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York

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