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PamW Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 04:46 PM
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58. Just because you don't know doesn't mean others don't
During nomal operation, boiling-hot water is pumped though these tubes at high pressure, and that doesn't keep the crud from building up. Do you really think you could wipe off something that high-pressure high-temperature water can't remove? If it were that simple, would they really ship it all the way to Sweden to have somebody wipe it off?
No, of course not. Use some common sense.
The stuff is heavily bonded to the surface and can't be simply wiped off or washed off.

Once again you think that just because you can't think of a way to do it that it can't be done.

They essentially "sand blast" the inside of the tubes and that removes the crud.

You are the one that needs to think things out. How about when the crud builds up on the inside of the pipes in your home or in the radiator of your car under the pressure. I guess you have to replumb the house and buy a new radiator because you can't clean crud that has built up over time and pressure.

Why do you always presume that because you can't think of a way to do something, that someone who is a lot smarter and brighter can't figure out a way to do that which you think can't be done?

The reason Ontario Hydro doesn't do it is because they aren't setup to do it and don't have the facilities and tools that Studsvik has. Why do you take your car to a mechanic? Can't you do everything needed to maintain your car yourself?

As with many industrial operations, it makes sense to have a central facility that can service all the steam generators that are shipped to it, rather than have each reactor operator build their own facilities and hire their own staffs to do the work. Again, not everyone needs to have all the tools and expertise to service their car - we have garages and mechanics that you bring the car to for service.

GADS - it's like having to explain things to a toddler.


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