British edition: During the repair of the nuclear reactor of the strategic nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard, workers used superglue

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British edition: During the repair of the nuclear reactor of the strategic nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard, workers used superglue

In the UK, a new scandal erupted over the repair of the lead strategic nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard. According to the British edition of The Sun, the company that carried out repairs on the submarine made negligence, which could lead to an incident with a nuclear reactor.

The Royal Navy has demanded an investigation into the workers involved in the repair of the nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard. As it turned out, when checking on a submarine, a fallen off bolt head was found that holds the insulation on pipes with a cooling liquid for a nuclear reactor. And it fell off for one simple reason - the superglue on which it was held dried up. As a result, the commission found seven more bolts, the heads of which were cut off from excessive force when tightening, and then put on superglue, as if everything was in order.



Repair and modernization of this submarine was carried out at the Devonport naval base in Plymouth from 2015 to 2022. It is good that sheared bolts were discovered before the first launch of the submarine's nuclear reactor at full power.

The British Minister of Defense Ben Wallace, having learned about this, was furious, stamped his feet and was ready to pull out the hair on his head if he had any. He inherited from him the management of the Babcock company, which is a contractor for the British Navy and is responsible for the repair of submarines of this class. The company could not explain anything.

HMS Vanguard S28 is the lead strategic nuclear submarine carrying 16 Trident II intercontinental ballistic missiles. Laid down on September 3, 1986, launched on March 4, 1992, handed over to the military on August 14, 1993. In 2009, HMS Vanguard collided with a French submarine in the Atlantic Ocean.
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    1. +29
      February 1 2023
      I had to wrap it with blue duct tape. laughing
      1. +4
        February 1 2023
        Quote: Vladislav_2
        I had to wrap it with blue duct tape. laughing


        Blue like the Armed Forces of Ukraine? I wonder if Zelensky's head can be repaired with superglue? Searches are going on in the houses of Kolomoisky and Avakov.
        The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducts searches at the home of Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. This is reported by the Telegram channel of the publication Vesti.ua.

        According to local media, investigative actions are connected with the case of fraud in the oil companies Ukrtatnafta and Ukrnafta. It is noted that we are talking, in particular, about the waste of oil products in the amount of 40 billion hryvnia and evasion of customs duties.
      2. +1
        February 1 2023
        Quote: Vladislav_2
        I had to wrap it with blue duct tape.

        Snot will be more reliable. recourse Nuclear reactor! request
        1. 0
          February 1 2023
          the most reliable is to wind it with wire, do not deceive about snot
          1. +2
            February 1 2023
            Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
            the most reliable is to wind it with wire, do not deceive about snot

            Without wire repair is not complete.. lol Taped, twisted and ready!
        2. +1
          February 1 2023
          And they try to prove that picking your nose is not civilized.
        3. -5
          February 1 2023
          Snot will be more reliable. Nuclear reactor!

          Peramoga, "I will protect")))
          I wrote about it yesterday here. All signs of the late USSR are present. As one notorious character said - "the process has begun" ....
        4. +1
          February 1 2023
          workers used superglue

          super putty overseas, special (Chinese))
      3. +6
        February 1 2023
        They don't have orthodox blue duct tape, just scotch and chewing gum, and Chinese super glue. laughing
        1. +5
          February 1 2023
          Hackers, like the mafia, are immortal and are present in all countries.
      4. +5
        February 1 2023
        So everything is simply explained, for the broken bolts that they probably twisted with the effort indicated for them, the workers must pay out of their own pockets, and they cost a lot of money. So the solution is superglue, as they say, the "free market" will regulate everything by itself. It’s a pity they didn’t wait for the hats of the test of time.
        1. +1
          February 1 2023
          Quote from Mitos
          and they don't cost much money.

          what kind of super duper bolts are there, ours would have been turned new on the machine for half a liter in half an hour
          1. -1
            February 1 2023
            Not now :( There are no workers or machines :(
          2. +3
            February 1 2023
            Vasilenko Vladimir (Vladimir Ivanovich Vasilenko)
            what kind of super duper bolts are there, ours would have been turned new on the machine for half a liter in half an hour

            I remember how our goonies lost a cadmium-plated titanium nut during transportation to the boat. Then they dug the road with their noses, looking for it. It's a pity you weren't there with half a liter...
          3. 0
            February 1 2023
            Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
            what kind of super duper bolts are there, ours would have been turned new on the machine for half a liter in half an hour

            It would be something to sharpen, but there is probably a lathe on the submarine.
        2. 0
          February 4 2023
          Mitos (Dmitry) So everything is simply explained, for the broken bolts that they probably twisted with the effort indicated for them, the workers must pay out of their own pockets, and they cost a lot of money. So the solution is superglue, as they say, the "free market" will regulate everything by itself.
          Human factor + capitalist greed. I'm not sure that workers should pay, otherwise no one would work. Another question: why are eight hats cut off and how many bolts are there according to the diagram?
      5. +6
        February 1 2023
        Nonecha not like just now. There is no longer any real Soviet blue electrical tape. Only Chinese multi-colored. So you won't be able to do a good job. However... wassat
        1. 0
          February 1 2023
          Yes Yes! Why did I suddenly remember "the Englishwoman crap" !? Maybe the submarine was Scottish or Irish, and the workers were purebred English???
    2. +2
      February 1 2023
      Without glue, well, the bolt heads do not hold on. lol
      1. 0
        February 2 2023
        Petrov and Boshirov, after working with "Novichok", decided to introduce new technologies in the repair of the submarine of Small Britain. The experiment was a success - the Minister of Defense was in hysterics!
    3. +4
      February 1 2023
      the commission found seven more bolts, the heads of which were cut off from excessive force when tightening, and then put on superglue
      Today this story was shown on TV. And they are still trying to teach us how to live and muttering something about nuclear safety.
      1. -2
        February 1 2023
        Quote: rotmistr60
        And they are still trying to teach us how to live and muttering something about nuclear safety.

        Well, that's something else. One in Los Alamos (shortly - nuclear research institute) decided to take a beautiful photo with plutonium rods. Done.

        In order for it to explode - it is enough to stick your hand between the rods - it will act as a retarder - and that's it. But the photo is beautiful
        1. +2
          February 1 2023
          Quote from Bingo
          Quote: rotmistr60
          And they are still trying to teach us how to live and muttering something about nuclear safety.

          Well, that's something else. One in Los Alamos (shortly - nuclear research institute) decided to take a beautiful photo with plutonium rods. Done.

          In order for it to explode - it is enough to stick your hand between the rods - it will act as a retarder - and that's it. But the photo is beautiful

          And one freak electrician burned down a nuclear submarine that was being repaired in the USA. I didn’t want to go to overtime on a day off and made a fire inside the boat.
        2. +6
          February 1 2023
          With all due respect, stop writing such nonsense. Read at least one book on nuclear physics and do not disgrace yourself.
          In order for this to explode, a lot of things need to be done.
          1. -1
            February 1 2023
            Vyunosh, I myself am a chemist-technologist who directly worked with weapons-grade plutonium. Close your mouth on that side. And at your leisure, read what SCR is - this information is open, these are textbooks. And if you're too lazy, look at the image search. There are a lot of interesting things there, then, following the results of the investigation, they fired the entire lab for this, it was lucky that they were not imprisoned.
            1. 0
              February 1 2023
              I'm worried about our weapons-grade plutonium if there are such crazy technologists working there who, without a lunch break, shy comments every 10 minutes wink
              1. 0
                February 1 2023
                Sleep well, the main thing is that know-it-alls do not climb into your area
          2. -1
            February 1 2023
            In order for this to explode, a lot of things need to be done.


            With all due respect, I suggest not to confuse a controlled explosion of high power and a chaotic explosion of relatively low power with a simple mechanical creation of a critical mass.
        3. +1
          February 1 2023
          Quote from Bingo
          and all

          But it's a pity that I didn't stick it!!!
      2. -1
        February 1 2023
        How can such information reach the press at all? Ben Wallace was so offended that he decided "I'll write everything about you in the newspapers"?
    4. +1
      February 1 2023
      We also glued hats, with which the skin was attached to metal cabinets, when the tap got stuck in the hole, it broke)), though it was not a submarine
    5. 0
      February 1 2023
      Production culture, famous English quality! Do they teach us about life?
      1. 0
        February 1 2023
        When was there quality in England? Give an example. Are you confused with the Germans?
    6. +1
      February 1 2023
      Well, at least they didn’t stick it on chewing gum. laughing
    7. -1
      February 1 2023
      If this is just thermal insulation of the pipeline, then there is nothing critical here.
      This is not a flange connection of the pipeline was sealed.
      Or the paronite gasket was replaced with glue or some other.

      Well, they probably have something like military acceptance or
      responsible deliverer for the ship.
      So he was supposed to control the process of work.

      And welding of such pipelines is only an argon chamber and welders weld them
      in spacesuits. Perhaps robots are already doing this at some enterprises.
    8. 0
      February 1 2023
      British edition: During the repair of the nuclear reactor of the strategic nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard, workers used superglue
      . Is this a joke or a translation problem?
      1. +2
        February 1 2023
        Quote: rocket757
        . Is this a joke or a translation problem?

        Think it's just glue? No super...? laughing
        1. 0
          February 1 2023
          How can this be at all ... doubtful.
      2. +2
        February 1 2023
        This is a clickbait title. Journalism is now laughing
        1. 0
          February 1 2023
          Journalism has always been different, from plinth to sky-high heights / fantasies ... at different times the ratio changes, nothing more.
    9. -1
      February 1 2023
      Why do we need to strike them with a nuclear strike, they will blow themselves up.
      Although the jokes are bad, with such hysteria, there would be de .. ly who would have mistaken for a nuclear strike on England and launched their missiles out of fright.
    10. 0
      February 1 2023
      Victims of it, stupid people are easier to manage, but you can get Chernobyl at your home. Therefore, they switch to windmills with solar panels, if something falls off it’s not so scary.
    11. 0
      February 1 2023
      It is good that sheared bolts were discovered before the first launch of the submarine's nuclear reactor at full power.

      Well... Naglichans, maybe it's good, of course. And I'd love to see the show.
    12. -1
      February 1 2023
      And also, they say, it sits well on the flour paste ... and the dried egg yolk doesn’t suck like that.
    13. +5
      February 1 2023
      the commission found seven more bolts, the heads of which were cut off from excessive force when tightening, and then put on superglue

      I recognize these English workers)
    14. 0
      February 1 2023
      how about million pound penalties dished out to the contractor? or did the corrupt ministry of defense not include penalty provisions for such an eventuality? Of course not..... corruption only happens if unfriendly countries....
    15. ASM
      +1
      February 1 2023
      An anecdote was born: 2 workers are sitting on toolboxes, and Vanguard is fading away from the pier. One to the other and says - Ali, and you definitely took waterproof glue?
    16. +1
      February 1 2023
      It is necessary to search better, there is obviously something else on the adhesive tape.
    17. 0
      February 1 2023
      Where there is no adhesive tape, welding has nothing to do.
    18. 0
      February 2 2023
      Everything is much simpler, most likely there have been no British workers for a long time, and guest workers from the former. colonies. And what to take from them, except for tests, and even those are probably in question.
      IMHO
    19. 0
      February 2 2023
      Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
      Quote from Mitos
      and they don't cost much money.

      what kind of super-duper bolts are there, ours would have machined new ones on the machine for half a liter in half an hour

      Yes, replacing is not a problem. Rather, the old capercaillie drill out the problem!

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