Containment Building

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A steel or reinforced concrete structure enclosing a nuclear reactor which is designed to, in any emergency, contain the escape of radiation to a maximum pressure in the range of 60 to 200 psi (410 to 1400 kPa), and which is the final barrier to radioactive release: the 1st being the fuel ceramic itself, the 2nd, the metal fuel cladding tubes, the 3rd, the reactor vessel and coolant system
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The outer containment dome of the Karachi unit 2 nuclear reactor was successfully installed, a milestone marking the end of its general construction work, said China National Nuclear Corp, one of China's largest nuclear power companies, China Daily reported on Wednesday.
The outer containment dome unit 2 nuclear reactor - a milestone marking the end of its general construction work - was successfully installed, said China National Nuclear Corp, one of China's largest nuclear power companies, China Daily reported on Wednesday.
(6) BET (lower compartment): lower compartment below the containment dome placed between SG1, SG2, and PRZ compartments excluding the reactor pool and the reactor pressure vessel area.
The renovations were finished in early September and the ship began sea trials and inspections, which the company had described as successful up until the containment dome was damaged.
With lessons learned from the containment dome and RITT, BP severed the riser and installed a top hat and Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP) on the BOP.
May 7 -An attempt to place a containment dome over the spewing well fails.
I'm sure BP's mothers warned them to test blowout preventers at full pressure and to keep a containment dome on site, just in case.
At the time of the interview, BP's containment dome had failed when hydrate crystals formed around the top of the structure and oil from the beleagured well had made its first confirmed landfall in Louisiana.
MAY 7 - An 80ft steel containment dome was lowered over the leak.
containment dome, or cap, onto the riser in an attempt to capture the leaking
The cap is fitted with a grommet designed to keep out seawater and prevent the formation of slushy methane hydrates that bedeviled an earlier containment dome effort.
BP will deploy a small containment dome in the next couple of days to try to trap oil from a blown-out undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico, a company spokesman says.
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