New Delhi: Making it clear that it would not take any shortcuts to safety, India's nuclear operator NPCIL on Saturday said it has replaced the four faulty valves of the Kudankulam atomic power plant which is now undergoing pre-commissioning tests.
A day after nuclear regulator Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) pointed out deficiencies in the valve components, NPCIL said safety was reinforced with a close scrutiny of performance of the components and taking corrective actions in the Kudankulam plant.
"Further commissioning activities in Kudankulam will be taken up in accordance with clearance accorded by AERB and approved procedures," Nalinish Nagaich, executive director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited said in a statement.
He said the four valves in question were tested in factory facilities in simulated conditions and later tested in-situ in an integrated manner during the commissioning of the system.
As a normal industry practice the performance of components is evaluated under the operating conditions to ascertain their performance as per the design intent, he said.