Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

We are at the museum of the NPP.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

This is a model of the nuclear reactor.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear power plants of the world.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

North America.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Automatic radiation monitoring systems.

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

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

‘Today is labor protection day’.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Power generating unit 1.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

These turbines rotate due to nuclear energy and generate electricity.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Behing this wall there is the nuclear reactor.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Power generating unit 2.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

It’s hot in there!

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

The telephone and first-aid kit box.

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

12 thoughts on “Excursion to the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant”

    • 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.

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  1. 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.

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    • 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.)

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  2. 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 !

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    • 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.

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  3. 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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