Delve deeper into the system and structures of a nuclear power plant using the following nuclear power plant diagrams that you can use as a reference. These diagrams illustrate the systems within a nuclear power plant station and how they work.
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A nuclear power plant or nuclear power station is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As it is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity. The nuclear reactor is the heart of the station. In its central part, the reactor’s core produces heat due to nuclear fission. The first nuclear power plant diagram above shows you the nuclear fission.
The condenser is a heat exchanger that is connected to a secondary side such as a river or a cooling tower. The steam turbine is used to convert the heat contained in steam into mechanical energy. The engine house with the steam turbine is usually structurally separated from the main reactor building. The generator converts mechanical power supplied by the turbine into electrical power.
The safety valves can be used to prevent pipes from bursting or the reactor from exploding. The chambers on a heat exchanger are connected to the intermediate cooling circuit. The diagrams above are provided as a reference or study aid, all printable! Check back soon for more educational diagrams!