Flowserve wins major nuclear valve order in Korea

The valves will be used at KHNP’s Shin-Kori 3 and 4 nuclear plant’s pressurized water reactors (PWR), which are currently under construction and scheduled for commercial operation in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Shin-Kori 3 and 4 are the first two reactors built to KHNP’s new APR-1400 reactor design.

“This order is a direct result of Flowserve’s 20-year relationship with KHNP, and our long history of providing solutions to the nuclear power industry,” said Mark Blinn, Flowserve president and CEO.

PWR nuclear power technology involves heating de-mineralized water in the reactor core. This hot, high pressure water is pumped through a steam generator to produce a continuous supply of steam for driving electricity generating turbines. The cooled demineralized water then returns to the reactor core in a continuous cycle.