Paks, renovation of power plant models

Paks, renovation of power plant models

Although our layout assignments are typically individual assignments, if we look through our portfolio, there are projects that can be grouped around particular topics.

In the summer of 2018, we received a request for a task that stands out among the unique ones. The 1: 5 scale equipment models for Paksi Atomerőmű Jsc., built – between 1982 and 1985 – as educational and demonstration devices, were rather depreciated over time. Not only have parts broken down, destroyed, but the low-voltage systems have been worn out in the past 30 years. 

At the same time, we saw on the first tour that our model-building predecessors did a fantastic job because the models they took better care of, came to life after a little maintenance! 

The preparation of the projects already requires extreme and meticulous attention to details, but here this process took several months, while colleagues from Paks, who understood the operation of the primary and secondary circuit equipment, helped us to adjust among the elements of the damaged equipment. 

Unfortunately, very little visual information remained about the original, still intact condition, so we ran a 3D puzzle game that lasted for days before we found out from all the remaining parts where it might have been anno.

The nearly half-year-old work was hampered even by the pandemic, but eventually, re-enchanted and renewed in its electronic systems and installation, it took its place in the hall of the educational building, open only for the presentation of models. Photos of the final state can be seen in the gallery, and here the snapshots during work can be seen.