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Fuqing-5 / Hot Testing Complete At China Hualong One Unit

By David Dalton
2 March 2020

The plant is expected to become the first of its type to begin operation
Hot Testing Complete At China Hualong One Unit
Construction at the Fuqing-5 Hualong One nuclear power plant in China. Photo courtesy CNNC.
Hot hydraulic testing has been completed of the primary and secondary circuits at the Generation III Fuqing-5 nuclear power plant in Fujian province, southeastern China, operator China National Nuclear Corporation said.

Hot testing takes place over a number of weeks and consists of about 200 tests performed on major systems to check their performance under normal operational conditions, without any nuclear fuel assemblies in the reactor.

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