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Chernobyl Unit 2, November 2016 (Part I) » dscf4561_v1

East main circulation pump room at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Room 114/3, the eastern main circulation pump engine room for Unit 2 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, viewed from the +12.4m balcony at the north end of the room. Each pump motor is rated at 5.6 MWe, supplying 4.3 MW of shaft power under typical load to the pump impeller beneath the floor. Three of the four pumps are running in normal operation, and one is in standby. Also visible are the overhead service crane at the far end of the room, and the valve stems for the suction and discharge control valves on each pump. Green pipes on the wall at right carry cooling water for the pump bearings and seals.

East main circulation pump room at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.


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