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Inside Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 2011, Part I: Unit 3 and V Block » P1020116

Here are four of Unit 3’s eight main circulation pump engines. Each electric motor nominally draws 5.5 MW from the station’s 6-kVAC / 50-Hz essential power circuit and moves 8000 cubic meters / hour of coolant in the pump housed beneath floor level. In full-power operation, three pumps on each side (six total) are operating and a fourth is on standby. This room resembles the one in which Valery Khodemchuk died.


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