In February, 2009 25 - summer anniversary noted staff of the department of nuclear safety (DNS) Is southern - the Ukrainian nuclear power plant. The division was formed in 1982 on the basis of heatphysical laboratory of nuclear power plant. Today OYaB are three equivalent components: laboratory of nuclear fuel with which actually the way of each teplovydelyayushy assembly (TVS) on the nuclear power plant also begins, yaderno - the physical laboratory carrying out calculations of fuel loadings and controlling operation of fuel, and laboratory of spectrometry and control of tightness of covers of the heatallocating TVS elements, responsible for control of integrity of nuclear fuel. About it reports work department with the public and YuU nuclear power plant mass media.
Professionalism of employees of OYaB grows together with requirements imposed by the world community to safety of nuclear blocks. After ratification of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of the nuclear weapon by Ukraine, domestic nuclear power plants are visited several times a year by inspectors of IAEA. Their task - to be convinced of exclusively peace use of nuclear materials. The department of nuclear safety works with the international controlers. It should be noted that the claims connected with violation of guarantees, to the enterprise didn't arrive.
The chief of OYaB YuU nuclear power plant Vladimir Rostovsky notes that for years of existence of department nuclear fuel which is operated in active zones changed also is southern - the Ukrainian reactors - its energy resource constantly raises, it becomes more reliable. Since 2005, the Russian concern TVEL delivers on station fuel cartridges of new generation - TVSA (heatallocating assemblies of an alternative design). Their improved characteristics give the chance to reduce time of planned repairs of power units, to increase fuel campaign. Application of new technological development allows not only to regulate power, but also to increase safety of work of nuclear installation.
YuU nuclear power plant - the only domestic station where, along with Russian, nuclear fuel of production of the USA is applied. On August 11, 2005 in an active zone of the third it is southern - the Ukrainian block - the million plus city were loaded 6 skilled heatallocating assemblies made by the Westinghouse company.Delivery is carried out within the contract on introduction of the project of qualification of nuclear fuel for the domestic nuclear power plants, signed in 2000. For the entire period of operation of remarks to transatlantic assemblies it isn't recorded. In 2009 the second stage of the project according to which the Westinghouse company will put on comes into effect Is southern - the Ukrainian station of 42 more TVS.
Reliably to control a condition of this fuel, are necessary not only profound knowledge and practical skills, but also continuous professional growth - it is necessary to master the new equipment, new software products. That fact can testify to quality of work of specialists of department, for example, that more than a half of 40 of his experts for production progress in work are awarded by certificates of honor of Ministry of Fuel and Energy, NAEK "Energoatom" and OP YuU nuclear power plant.