Sendai Nuclear Unit 2 to Generate Power Oct. 21

Sendai Nuclear Unit 2 to Generate Power

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will restart operations at an 890-MW nuclear reactor in Japan this week.
Kyushu Electric said the Sendai Unit 2 will restart Oct. 15 and begin generating electricity Oct. 21. After it begins generating electricity, workers will begin to increase output gradually. The plant will undergo verification of overall plant performance and the return to normal operation by mid-November.
The utility said inspections will be carried out regarding a steam turbine security device when the turbine begins operations. The turbine security device automatically blocks the flow of steam and stops a turbine when an error occurs in an operating turbine, such as when the rotation exceeds the rated speed.
Sendai Unit 1 returned to service Sept. 10. Both units were the first to restart under Japan’s new safety program implemented after the Fukushima accident in 2011.
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