Nuclear India (September 2004 - October 2004)


Steam Generator for Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor



Manufacturing technology development for full size components for the 500MWe Fast Breeder Reactor was thoughtto be crucial for successful contruction of the reactor without cost and time over-runs. In the light of this realization, a programme of manufacuring development of components like the main vessel, inner vessel and the roof slab of the reactor, so also the full scale control and safety rod mechanism, the invessel fuel transfer machine, steam generator, etc. were taken up at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, with the selected Indian industries. These components and several others have undergone or are undergoing various tests including those in liquid sodium.