BWR Maintenance Technology Center

The reactor pressure vessel and internal reactor equipment are key components of BWR and we use the full-scale simulation model to develop preventive maintenance techniques and practices for inspecting and upgrading these components.

The main items of equipment at this facility other than the operation floor are located underground to allow the development and testing of preventive maintenance techniques on an actual plant-sized scale. Also, the quality of the work carried out is enhanced by being able to perform a variety of different development and testing along with training for on-site work that covers all processes at the same place and under the same conditions.

Hitachi BWR Maintenance Technology Center

Hitachi BWR Maintenance Technology Center

Pit Cut View
Pit Cut View

The facility allows training on remote work inside the reactor from 20m up, the same as at an actual plant, and training on carrying out work among the closely packed structural components underneath the vessel.