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Conveyor belt fire at Eskom plant in Mpumalanga

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Conveyor belt fire at Eskom plant in Mpumalanga
A fire broke out at the Kendal energy plant in Mpumalanga on Friday.

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Eskom confirmed on Friday that no one turned into injured during a conveyor belt fire at its Kendal energy station in Mpumalanga.

The energy utility stated the blaze turned into contained and the plant would remain operational.

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“The fire turned into extinguished and there like been no injuries. The belt shall be modified at the novel time,” stated Eskom.

“The station continues to operate as original,” it added.

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Meanwhile, Eskom stated in a statement that it had undertaken concrete repairs on external facades tormented by corrosion at Koeberg nuclear energy plant’s containment buildings.

“The main situation to the lengthy term system successfully being of the containment buildings is the deterioration of the externally exposed concrete surfaces attributable to chloride ingress that causes reinforcement corrosion and the likely function on the prestressing tendons.

“Concrete repairs like been applied to reinstate areas of the external facades the build spalling and delamination befell attributable to reinforcement corrosion,” Eskom stated.

The energy utility stated ongoing assessments on the containment buildings had confirmed the buildings like been “in a position to withstanding essentially the most extreme accident”.

Over time assessments like been performed to call any irregular movement, visual inspections like been performed to call bodily degradation reminiscent of cracks. These like been all performed thru the Integrated Leak Rate Tests (ILRT) on a 10-yearly foundation.

The latest results, Eskom stated, like shown conclusively that the develop capabilities of the containment buildings like been met.

“The take a look at results of the ILRT like been additionally when put next with international plants of same develop and it turned into chanced on to be in line with industry norms. The ILRT represents the worst case accident state of affairs and proves the containment buildings to be in a position to withstanding essentially the most extreme accident.”

by Naledi Shange

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