Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Another nuclear power plant – Kalininskaya is the closest to Moscow. The station consists of 3 power-generating units. Let’s explore the building inside, at least where people are allowed to get.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

At the moment the fourth power-generating unit is being built. The power plant generates electricity for 8 Russian regions. The access to reactor hall is restricted, one can get inside only during the period of nuclear fuel reload. Unfortunately this time didn’t coincide with this tour so the reactor was photographed only in the powerplant museum.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

By the museum entrance there is such an installation.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

One can see a model of the power plant with the description of all the units.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Radiation indicators stand tells about radiation security and preservation of the environment.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Mammoth’s tusk which was found during the construction.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Model of the reactor in section.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

And as a part of other units.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

And this is a real model of fuel element – the main part of a reactor.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

This thing provides the nuclei division with the release of heat.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Machine hall consists of two tiers: on the upper one there are generators and turbines, on the lower – pumps and pipelines. It is quite hot in the hall and rather noisy. According to safety rules one has to wear hard hats and earplugs.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

“Hydrogen, flammable”

Turbogenerator.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Valves and gauges.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Condensers.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

There are not many workers in the hall since the system is operated remotely from control rooms.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

One can clearly see two tiers of the machinery hall.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

In the neighboring hall there is the turbine – the second most important unit in a nuclear power plant.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Here heat energy transforms to electricity.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

It is so big and powerful that is constantly shaking under the feet.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

These are the bunkers for temporary shelter in case of contingency. One can be here for some days, controlling radiation situation in the station and keeping connection with external world. It is an interesting fact that background radiation level in the power plant is lower than in the center of Moscow.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

There is a personal bed for every employee.

Machine Halls of Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant

Conference and connection room.

Location: Udomlya

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