Unit 5 of RAPS becomes world’s 2nd longest running reactor

India’s nuclear power programme reached a fresh milestone after Unit 5 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), become the 2nd longest running reactor in the world by being in operation for 765 days nonstop.
The Unit 5 of the RAPS, a 220 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), in Rawatbhata has been in uninterrupted operation since August 2, 2012 and it has been operating at full power with a capacity factor of 105% and has since then generated around 4,258 million units of electricity.
Unit 7 of Canada’s Pickering nuclear plant holds the world record of running the largest operating plant that ran continuously for 894 days.