CDBMB upgrades RCPU test rig facility


At CDBMB 2 production site (Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region), the construction of cooling system for the equipment of the test rig facility has been started: a cascade of dry cooling towers will allow the enterprise not to depend on external suppliers of process water.

During the existence of CDBMB 2 branch (since 1968), scores of types of pumps for stationary, transport and research reactor plants were tested on test rigs. Sea water supplied by a pumping station of a third-party contractor was always used in the cooling system of the test rig facility for the pumping equipment. Due to the risks associated with possible interruptions in supply, it was decided to open an investment project for the construction of our own cooling system for test rigs - a cascade of dry cooling towers. The construction of the first cooling tower started in December 2019. Tests and commissioning are scheduled for 2020.
“Putting this facility in operation will allow CDBMB to solve several key tasks. The cooling system will be closed - that means there will be no water charge and fees for the discharge of used water. We won’t depend on external suppliers and the decisions they make, - emphasizes Igor Burtsev, CDBMB General Director. - Pumps will be tested on test rig equipment all year round and in accordance with schedules, without the risk of failures to fulfil the contractual obligations.”
Joint-Stock Company “Central Design Bureau of Machine Building” (founded in 1945) develops, manufactures and provides service maintenance for the equipment throughout the entire product life cycle.
The company is the only Russian developer and manufacturer of reactor coolant pumps (RCP) for water-moderated water-cooled power reactors (VVER). CDBMB also designs and manufactures leak-free, cantilever, feed, emergency pumps for nuclear power plants, as well as a wide range of equipment for working with radioactive materials.