The complex structures of the nuclear power plant cannot be studied singlehandedly without the help of any visual representation. This time we have a set of printable nuclear power plant diagrams that you can use as a reference or study aid while you are learning about the power plant structure. These diagrams illustrate the systems within a nuclear power plant station and how they work. Explore the following diagrams below and just click on an image of a diagram to enlarge and download!
The diagram above is the simplified or animated version of the power plant structure. To be more detailed, 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 following nuclear power plant diagrams below will show you the nuclear engine diagram inside the system.
The condenser is a heat exchanger which 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. There are more diagrams in a simple illustration below, click to see the full view.
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