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SCHOTT’s ‘Fit & Forget’ EPAs Offer Best Bet for N-Reactors

Electrical Penetration Assemblies (EPA) allow for the electrical wiring to pass through the wall of the safety containment structure in nuclear reactors. In an interview with Asian Nuclear Energy, Thomas Fink, Head of the Nuclear Safety Division of the German High-Tech group SCHOTT AG, says glass-to-metal seals are best suited for this. Excerpts. Mr. Fink, SCHOTT AG is known all ...

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INS Arihant Designed and Built By Indian Scientists: Anil Kakodkar

INS Arihant (S-73), the lead ship of India’s Arihant class of nuclear-powered submarines of 6,000-tonne vessels, was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam at a cost of $2.9 billion. The reactor-less hull of the Arihant was introduced to the public at a “launch” ceremony by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his ...

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NPCIL to raise N-power generation by five-fold to 22,000 MW in five years

The nuclear deal between India and the US has infused a new lease of life into the country’s sole nuclear power company, the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), which has so far managed to install 4,120 MW of capacity. Now, NPCIL has set its eyes on an ambitious target of 22,000 MW in the next five years. S ...

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Interview

Brajesh Mishra, former National Security Advisor, thinks the Indo-US nuclear deal will not adversely affect India’s strategic programme and says so in a television interview with Karan Thapar. Excerpts. Karan Thapar: As a former national security advisor are you satisfied that if India goes ahead with the deal it won’t in any way damage or constraint its strategic nuclear deterrent? Brajesh ...

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