In St. Petersburg, in the Turbine Island of Akademik Lomonosov Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) the experts of the Baltic Shipyard, Shipbuilding, where the scheduled mooring tests are held, successfully moved the turning device of the starboard steam-turbine plant (STP) at the rate of 7 rpm. That was necessary to make sure that the turbine had been assembled in accordance with the effective codes and standards.
Setting the turning device of the turbine rotor is one of the most essential stages in the preparation of FNPP to operation. The main purpose of this process operation is to check the correctness of assembly and alignment of all the elements of the wheelspace as well as the matching of its axes with the turbine generator shaft.
While preparing the turbine plant to setting of the turning device the experts carried out a number of technical operations that ensured the readiness of mechanical and electrical equipment of the turbine auxiliary systems and the oil supply system in particular.
Setting the turning device of the first turbine rotor demonstrates high technical preparedness of the turbine unit and its auxiliary systems to further mooring tests.
It is planned to carry out a similar operation on the second of two steam turbine plants at the FNPP. It will be followed by tests of systems and equipment at the designed parameters. In spring 2018, upon completion of the mooring tests and preparation to transportation operations, the Plant will be towed to the city of Murmansk to the FSUE Atomflot site where in autumn the nuclear fuel loading and physical start-up of the Plant will take place.