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Nuclear Power

Nuclear power makes up a significant segment of plannable power in the Swedish electricity system. To utilise nuclear power for electricity production results in low emissions of carbon dioxide, however Swedish nuclear facilities are aging and need to remain safe operation for several years to come.

In Sweden today there are six active reactors that require cost-effective solutions for life-time extension, and safe maintenance and operation to maintain their contribution to plannable electricity production until they are decommissioned.

The research and development managed by Energiforsk revolves around questions concerning aging, strength and durability tests, and enabling of safe control of operational status at facilities. The necessary goal is always to ensure safe operation of current facilities for at least another 20 years.

Energiforsk is constantly monitoring developments in the nuclear power field to be able to answer questions on the future role and possibilities for nuclear power in Sweden and the Nordics.

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Safety justification of COTS equipment – Conclusions from report and webinar

How do the nuclear industry and other non-nuclear industries approach safety demonstration and justification of COTS equipment containing software?

15 aug 2022 - Kärnkraft

Nuclear beyond electricity report explores new possibilities for nuclear power

Nuclear reactors fundamentally produce heat. But the heat can be used for more than producing electricity and thereby satisfying other needs in the energy sector.

8 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

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