12 Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Posted on December 17, 2011 by


Rostov Nuclear Power Plant is located near Volgodonsk, the Rostov Region. As a rule, they prohibit visitors from photographing so we are pretty lucky to have these photos of the power plant.

Visitors are prohibited from carrying in cellphones and laptops into the facility and taking photos of entrances, exits, etc.

We are at the museum of the NPP.

This is a model of the nuclear reactor.

Two power generating units are now working and two more are under construction.

Nuclear power plants of the world.

North America.

Automatic radiation monitoring systems.

That’s all about the museum and now let’s go to the power plant.

‘Today is labor protection day’.

All visitors must wear hard helmets and before they let visitors in, they instruct them on safety measures and tell what objects can and cannot be taken pictures of.

The shift superviser who was also the guide told some interesting facts about the NPP. For example at night, when energy consumption decreases, they have to supply electricity for free.

Power generating unit 1.

These turbines rotate due to nuclear energy and generate electricity.

Behing this wall there is the nuclear reactor.

Power generating unit 2.

It’s hot in there!

The telephone and first-aid kit box.

Construction of the third power unit. Those are metal wires where they will later pour concrete in which will protect the environment from radiation.

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12 Responses to “Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant”

  1. rostit says:

    Wonderful tour. Thank you.

  2. Sergei says:

    Why so many inscriptions in English on the equipment and even the posters? Not localized software for management?

    • Sean says:

      Not many. The poster is a MAGATE developed motto. The inscriptions on the equipment are not English but Latin alphabet, because some symbols or units signs can only be written in that alphabet.

  3. Sergei says:

    A poster about pills uranium paint is burnt. This is exactly safe? :)

  4. nuke says:

    Seems like a proper NPP, very properly dressed control room guys, no lenin-lenin bullshit anywhere on the photos. Instead there are signs for god-believers. In Russia? Not bad.

  5. JP says:

    Nixie tube meters ? Are they there in case of EMP ??

    • Jim-Bob says:

      Naah, they are there because they are awesome! (Besides, I doubt they would survive an EMP unless the underlying hardware was also hardened against it. There’s no use having a working nixie tube if some piece of solid state circuitry in the circuit is blown by the pulse.)

  6. geoff says:

    In the map of USA all the reactors except for a few are on one side of the map. Why is that?

    And why are some reactors red and some green.

    The station makes one million dollars a day. Nah Ill be better off owning an oil well !

    • jeffrey pigden says:

      Most of the American NPPs are in the east. The rest of the US uses fossil fuels.
      The colours denote reactor types. The Canadian lights are blue, denoting CANDU design reactors. The red lights seem to be older heavy water designs. The green lights look like newer design, possibly breeder style.

  7. (r)evolutionist says:

    “Today is labor protection day.” To me, then, that must mean it’s a holiday. :-)

  8. scud-werfer says:

    the map is strange, …has russia oly 8 NPP? Our country is right, we have 4! …and i hope we can use them as long as possible!

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