Antwerp, Belgium – June 10, 2015: Recognized as Eskom’s most consistent and reliable power station, Koeberg is the only nuclear power station in Africa. Koeberg has a pressurized water reactor design.
June 12, 2015
Having previously supplied oil-free compressors for the containment integrated leak rate test in 2005, the decision to commission us was as a result of previous successful project partnerships with Eskom. “The purpose of the pressure testing of the containment building at Koeberg was to ensure that there was no leakage which could be harmful to the surrounding environment and public,” says Andre Hopley, Projects Lead Technician at Rand-Air.
Hopley adds “The pressure test took less than eight hours. It took two and a half hours to reach a pressure of one bar. The procedure stops for eight hours when it reaches one bar, this is key in ensuring that everything is stable enough to continue to four bar. The process requires the go ahead from two parties namely Électricité de France (EDF) and Eskom. It is critical to monitor the progression thoroughly, damage to the equipment inside the building could be detrimental.”
With an extensive fleet of over 700 Atlas Copco compressors and generators for hire in Southern Africa, we are a market leader in the industry.
We are proud to report that the Rand-Air contribution to the pressure test at Koeberg was a great success.”
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