04 June 2015
Tracking the Pulse of the Planet
In the framework of the Integrated (Consolidated) Program for Increasing the Level of Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Units, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, an information system for seismic monitoring has been implemented at the Rivne NPP. This is the newest technology of fixing earth crust vibrations for Ukrainian NPPs. Bancomzvjazok JSC together with the Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has developed and implemented a seismic monitoring system at the Rivne NPP. The system has been launched in November 2013 and has been completed in May 2015. As a result, five wells with a depth of up to 90 meters were built and six seismometer sensors were installed to record the earthquakes: five deep and one surface sensors. The seismic stations are located in the villages of Staryi Chortoryisk, Polkie, Sopachov, and Kostyukhnivka and in the city of Kuznetsovsk in the territory of the central control station for radiation environment of Rivne NPP. The monitoring area of the system covers 90 settlements of Rivne and Volyn Regions. Functions of the seismic monitoring system:
- seismic event registration;
- initial estimation of parameters of seismic phenomena in real time;
- prompt informing of the responsible persons about emergency situations.