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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 3-2 OPERATING PRINCIPLES OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS A nuclear power plant is a facility at which energy released by the fissioning of atoms is converted to electrical energy under strictly regulated operating conditions. The major processes are the same as those in nonnuclear (conventional) power plants except that the coal or oil fired boiler is replaced by a nuclear reactor. Electric Power Plant In each plant, whether nuclear or fossil-fueled, the following basic components are present:
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Unformatted text preview: O Heat source: Provides heat to generate steam. In a nuclear power plant, the heat source is the nuclear reactor, often referred to as the reactor core. O Turbine/generator: Uses the energy of the steam to turn a turbine/generator that produces electricity. O Condenser: Condenses the steam back to water so that it can be returned to the heat source to be heated again. O Pump: Provides the force to circulate the water through the system....
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