Pakistan’s N. reactor using Hualong One technology completes testing

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BEIJING: The K2 unit at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan, the first overseas unit using China’s homegrown Hualong One technology, has successfully completed Hot Functional Tests (HFT), said China National Nuclear Corporation.
The success has laid a solid foundation for subsequent major processes, including nuclear fuel loading and grid-connected power generation, China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported on Sunday.
HFT play a significant role in the construction of the nuclear power project, simulating the actual operation conditions of the nuclear power plant to verify the reliability of the main equipment and systems under the thermal conditions, before the nuclear reactor is loaded with nuclear fuel. It is also a comprehensive inspection on the quality of the reactor coolant system equipment, pipeline sealing and welding, as well as the design, manufacture and installation of relevant systems.
Hualong One technology, also known as HPR1000, is one of the third-generation nuclear power design with the highest acceptability in the current nuclear power market, and a significant landmark achievement of China’s innovative development of nuclear power.
-The Daily Mail-CGTN news exchange item