22.05.2023  Press Service of JSC VNIIAES

VNIIAES sent an analytical simulator to the Akkuyu NPP to train operational personnel

Specialists of the All-Russian Research Institute for NPP Operation (JSC VNIIAES, part of the control loop of Rosenergoatom JSC, Electric Power Division of Rosatom State Corporation) completed the shipment of an analytical simulator (AT) for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (Republic of Turkey).

This is a software and hardware modeling complex designed to train and maintain the qualifications of operational personnel. The other day, all the equipment for it, weighing more than 13 tons, was loaded into four trailers, which will have to overcome the route from Moscow to the Akkuyu NPP site in two weeks.

“The analytical simulator uses the same real-time full-scale model of the power unit as the full-scale simulator. This model was created at VNIIAES without using any foreign codes for modeling, based on a completely Russian design system, and meets all Russian and foreign requirements,” said Victor Chernakov.

The AT includes exact copies of the block and backup control panels of the real unit No. 1 of the Akkuyu NPP. Its main difference from a full-scale simulator is that the consoles and panels of the block control panel in the AT are displayed in graphic form on touch monitors.

Let us recall that in the summer of 2022, the analytical simulator for Akkuyu NPP was assembled, debugged and successfully passed comprehensive tests at a specialized test site of JSC VNIIAES with the participation of technologists from the Akkuyu NPP. After that, it passed full testing as part of the first stage of acceptance tests with the participation of specialists from all operational shifts of the unit control panel of unit No. 1 of Akkuyu NPP, which is being built according to the Russian project. At the same time, the shifts included both experienced Russian nuclear scientists and Turkish specialists who were trained at Russian universities in specialized specialties.

In the near future, VNIIAES also plans to send five training classes to equip the training center (ETC) of the Akkuyu NPP.

The Russian industry is increasing the production of the necessary machinery and equipment, strengthening the technological sovereignty of the country. Russian developments are replacing imported components, and technological partnerships with friendly foreign companies are being strengthened. The President considers the implementation of industry support programs a matter of national security and sets the task of achieving sustainable industrial growth in the Russian Federation.

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