On July,12th the FRM-II was started up, as scheduled, to the nominal power of 20MW. Thus the third power cycle of FRM-II is running. With a short, planned break in early August, the end-of-cycle is scheduled for September 6th 2005.
After successful operation of 48 days the reactor was shut down on 24.6.2005 at 10:46 due to a perturbation on a sensor monitoring the flux of the cooling water. The cooling itself was not disturbed.
This shut down ends the second cycle. The remaining 4 days of operation will be used later. The planed maintenance goes on as scheduled. The third cycle will start on…
In the evening of 14. June 2005 FRM-II had to shutdown due to a current interruption in the electricity network in the Garching region. This current interruption was caused by a thunderstorm. Whereas the current came back after a few seconds, restarting of FRM-II had to wait some 40 hours due to the Xenon build up in the core. On 16. June FRM-II has been restarted and…