Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

This post is full of interesting pictures from the fifth power unit of the Novovoronezh NPP, Russia, from its control center, to be more precise. After his visit to this place blogger vmulder assures that the atom can be both peaceful and safe.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

After the modernization everything became more automated and safe here. All the information is displayed on the screens. Chernobyl catastrophe would never happen here. The human factor is minimized, still they have highly qualified specialists at the NPP.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

There are plenty of buttons and keys but three specialists are enough to do all the work.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

This room is a place for the relay protection system which is used to continuously control the condition of all elements of the power system and react in case of emergency. If any damage occurs the system will determine the damaged element and deactivate it.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Auxiliary control board will help out if the main one gets damaged.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Shift foreman.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

The scram button may deactivate the whole power unit immediately.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Auxiliary feed pump.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

There is actually nothing to burn here, but safety precautions are taken anyway.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Cooling towers of power units 3 and 4. No, this steam is not poisonous.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

This one is a simulator! They have to be able to prevent any hazardous situation that might occur at the NPP. Specialists of the power plant have their training here.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Emergency reactor stop button.

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Thanks to vmulder for the shared photos!

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