The electrical distribution system of a nuclear power plant is designed to meet the needs of normal operation of the unit for 2 stages:
- when it produces electricity
- during downtime
However, the distribution circuit also supplies power to the equipment in the event of an incident or accident on the installation, ie the back-up system.
Emergency diesel generators provide power to the reactor safety systems in the event of loss of electrical power from the national grid.
The reliability of these generators is crucial.
For this, it is essential to regularly test the proper operation of the generating sets using a load bank .
Nuclear power plant managers call on builders such as METAL DEPLOYE RESISTOR to manufacture load banks that can provide several megawatts.