Flamanville plant: Incident valve from 1 December 2012

– New failure of the Flamanville nuclear reactor 1

(Ouest France Cherbourg-Octeville 01 Décembre 2012)    pdf article
« pdf articleThis morning, it is the power supply valve that remained open at a time where it would have had to close,… »

Flamanville : reactor 1 broke down again.

(Europe 1, le 01 Décembre 2012)    pdf article
« The random operation of a steam valve on the secondary circuit.… … »

Nuclear: new failure at Flamanville

(Le figaro économie 01-12-2012)    pdf article
« A new failure,…, on the secondary circuit of the reactor 1… led to disconnect this unit from the network,… »

Nuclear: new failure at reactor 1 of the Flamanville power plant

(20 minutes, le 02-12-2012)   pdf article
« Random operation of a steam valve on the secondary circuit has forced to disable it and to reduce to 6% the reactor power,… »

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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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