EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant has the capacity to generate safe, reliable, low carbon electricity; enough to power 6 million homes across the UK over its anticipated 60-year lifespan. Reliance Thermal Balancing Valves (TBVs) will be play a critical role in safeguarding the plant’s reactors.
Safety and quality are paramount to its design, as is sustainability and the plant's ability to fit into the local landscape. Large and technically complex projects such as Hinkley Point C need engineered solutions to ensure safe and efficient operation. Within the nuclear plant water will be used to cool the nuclear reactors and keep them at a safe operating temperature. Playing a critical role in safeguarding the reactors, Reliance Thermal Balancing Valves (TBVs) thermally regulate the coolant water at a safe temperature and a steady flow rate. Reliance TBVs feature adjustable temperature control settings and a tamper-proof cap for extra security and protection.
The valve’s dry-fit thermometer makes servicing and maintenance quick and efficient without the need for prolonged downtime - an important consideration when servicing components of such a safety critical system. Used throughout the facility, Reliance TBVs deliver against EDF and Government standards for safe, quality and sustainable nuclear design.
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