How Do Nuclear Plants Work? – Working Principles Of Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor!

How Do Nuclear Plants WorkHow Do Nuclear Plants Work

A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical in all conventional thermal power stations the heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to an electric generator which produces electricity. Nuclear power stations are usually considered to be base load stations, since fuel is a small part of the cost of production.

How Do Nuclear Plants Work? – Working Principles Of Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor!

The key components common to most nuclear power plants are: Nuclear Reactor, Steam Generators, Pressurizer, Reactor Coolant Pumps, Safety Systems, Steam Turbine, Generator, Condenser and Condensate-Feedwater System.

What you see in the video below is a detailed explanation through animation of the working principles of pressurized water nuclear reactor.

Pressurized Water Reactors (also known as PWRs) keep water under pressure so that it heats, but does not boil. This heated water is circulated through tubes in steam generators, allowing the water in the steam generators to turn to steam, which then turns the turbine generator. Water from the reactor and the water that is turned into steam are in separate systems and do not mix.

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