Safety has top priority
Valves for nuclear power plants are usually highly specialised customer-made designs and their extraordinary characteristics are an expression of our expertise in development.
The fundamental areas of application for our valves in these types of power plants are identical with those of fossil-fired power plants. However, due to the extraordinarily high degree of safety required for nuclear power plant applications, redesigned custom-made parts and, in some cases, completely newly developed valves are used. For many years we have been developing these solutions in cooperation with our customers to satisfy the requirements of each individual type of power plant. Many of the valves are operating for decades now without showing any sign of malfunction. We were presented with the “Supplier Award” by our customer Siemens AG for developing valves for the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland. Furthermore, we have developed innovative flooding valves for the safe use in the critical reactor building. In case of a system failure, they will flood the reactor building with the nuclear fuel elements.
ADAMS valves are used in the following areas of nuclear power plants:
- Cooling water circuits
- Water input and water use
- Fresh water
- For turbines and their protection