Turbine steam line fault shuts Loviisa 1

15 July 2010

Fortum's Loviisa 1 nuclear power plant has reported that a malfunctioning isolation valve selection switch in the turbine main steam line caused an automatic shutdown on 12 July.

The shutdown occurred during regular weekly tests.

Fortum said that the switch was replaced, and the replacement was tested. It said that the incident did not cause any threat to people, the power plant or the environment.

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