The Vibrations R&D program aims at reducing vibration problems that might affect outages and also cause power reductions. This is obtained through an increased knowledge on measurement, analysis and mitigation of vibrations in key components in the nuclear power plant. A matrix tool to detect/investigate/analyse/mitigate vibration problems has been developed. Matrices for different kinds of vibration problems are now created, and the tool is disseminated to the plants.
The Vibrations program started in 2014, and is now in its third phase running from 2019 to 2021. Currently the activities are organized in three focus areas:
- Digitalized vibration management
- Technical challenges
- Implementation and knowledge transfer