Flamanville June 2015

Information on the EPR safety valves at Flamanville. What happened early 2015?

EPR at Flamanville: new and serious abnormalities…

(Mediapart June 8th 2015)    Excerpt from pdf article
« Ce document que Mediapart a pu se procurer, avertit sur de multiples modes de défaillances aux conséquences graves sur les soupapes de sûreté, équipements servant à dépressurer le réacteur. »

EPR at Flamanville: after the tank, safety valves are questioned

(L’Usine nouvelle, June 8th 2015)    pdf article
« According to a report from the Institute for radiological protection and nuclear safety (IRSN) that got Mediapart, the Flamanville EPR safety valves, which control the reactor pressure will not work correctly. »

The Flamanville reactor meets new challenges

(Le figaro économie June 9th 2015)    pdf article
« The Institute for radiation protection and nuclear safety confirms have noted anomalies on the valves of the EPR.  »

New anomalies at the Flamanville EPR: safety valves concerned.

(Francetv info, June 9th 2015)   pdf article
« The nuclear reactor on the Channel encounters difficulties of functioning on its safety valves, whose operator EDF will have to respond, says the Institute of radiation protection and nuclear safety. »

Information note regarding to the technical instruction of the EPR project reactor at Flamanville

(IRSN,June 9th 2015)   pdf article
« In an article published June 8th 2015, Mediapart reported a confidential report of the IRSN […] on the safety valves at Flamanville EPR and…  »

Why valves are malfunctioning? Attached documents inform us:

About the Author Michel Pluviose

Michel Pluviose is Honorary Professor of Le Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), and formerly Chair of Turbomachines who received his Doctor of Sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI. A hands-on engineer, Michel has worked with leading institutions, including as an engineer at Hispano-Suiza, SNECMA, Head of the laboratory at ATTAG (Association technique pour les turbomachines et turbines à gaz), Manager for compressible fluid activities at CETIM (Centre technique des industries mécaniques), and manager of the treaty « Machines hydrauliques et thermiques » at the « Techniques de l’Ingénieur » publications.

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