Vibrations in Nuclear Applications

The Vibrations in Nuclear Power programme produce and provide knowledge on operational problems related to vibrations. This knowledge is valuable in maintaining safe, efficient operation and in decision processes for investments.

Vibrations in components in a Nuclear power plant can result in production distribution and loss of income from the facility. However, there is lacking knowledge within this field amongst manufacturers and consultancies on how to best manage these issues. The research in this programme is foremost dedicated to providing research and knowledge on the most recent developments and equipment testing for piping, generators, and turbines.

The programme will be carried out between 2019 and 2021 focusing on the following three areas:

  • Digitalized vibration management
  • Technical challenges
  • Implementation and knowledge transfer

News update

One-day lecture about vibrations in nuclear applications

What type of vibrations exists within the nuclear field? Why do they exist, and how can they be predicted and counteracted? These were some of the questions that Professor Rainer Nordmann addressed in his one-day lecture-tour.

6 jul 2022

Implementation of high viscosity dampers for vibrational safety

Energiforsk’s programme Vibrations in Nuclear Power has recently published an awaited report that demonstrates many years of experience using viscous dampers to reduce vibrations, in for example nuclear power plant piping.

3 aug 2020

Optical Methods for Vibration Measurements in Nuclear Applications

In a recent Energiforsk report, methods for optical vibration measurement were surveyed. These methods show promising results for a denser spatial resolution offering high precision and cost effectiveness with a non-contact approach.

22 apr 2020

Knowledge transfer on stator vibrations in nuclear power plants

The most recent report from Energiforsk’s programme Vibrations in Nuclear Power, put together by senior consultants Kent Engvall and Gabor Csaba, is an accumulation of knowledge made possible by years of experience and direct involvement.

11 nov 2019

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Area Manager

Urban Andersson
08-677 27 64

Funding Organisations

Fortum, Karlstads Energi, Skellefteå Kraft, Teollisuuden Voima, Uniper, and Vattenfall.

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