6 The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

Posted on April 29, 2011 by team

We’ve already written about the Kursk Nuclear Power Station and about its structure and history. Now let’s see some other details.

The daybreak near the cooling pound.

The reactor hall. The active reactor zone is a laying of graphite blocks with cylindrical fuel apertures. The reactor is surrounded by a light protective shroud and steel plates. Tanks with water stand near it and all spaces are covered with sand.

The process channel is a tube construction with 18 heat-generating assemblies fastened in a frame.

The used fuel is extremely radioactive and ignites spontaneously at high temperatures. That is why it is kept in special pools for 3-5 years, then sent to further storage or to processing.

The radiation background in the plant exceeds the norm for 1000 times. Of course, long staying here is not recommended.

The turbine hall. It is rather noisy in the hall, all workers go in special protective headpieces or earplugs.

The central control panel of the nuclear power plant.

The control panel of power units.

An engineer of the control panel is regularly tested by psychologists. It is really the very hard work.

A camera gives views from the reactor hall.

The educational center for training of different cases of emergency.

The reserve control panel. It has fewer buttons, lights and levers, but it is still able to make the main operations.

The dosimetric control.

Cooling spargers. “Swimming is forbidden!”

Diesel generators can help if the electricity in the plant is stopped and the reactor is not cooled.

Containers with used fuel.

Tourists are offered to have such a splendid dinner.


via foto_report

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6 Responses to “The Kursk Nuclear Power Station”

  1. testicules says:

    More buttons and knobs.

    • Musa says:

      Do you think anyone pays attention to all of those lights and gauges or do they let the computer do all the work at monitoring them?

  2. JZ says:

    more nuke energy plants….

  3. thar says:

    hehe. is it just me or did the catfish remind you of the simpsons t eyed fish that likes in the nuclear powerplant?

  4. mati says:

    Red wine, grapes and oranges – just in case? :)

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