Nuclear reactor startup (with sound)

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a fission nuclear chain reaction or nuclear fusion reactions. Nuclear reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine propulsion. Heat from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which in turn runs through steam turbines. These either drive a ship's propellers or turn electrical generators' shafts. Nuclear generated steam in principle can be used for industrial process heat or for district heating. Some reactors are used to produce isotopes for medical and industrial use, or for production of weapons-grade plutonium. As of early 2019, the IAEA reports there are 454 nuclear power reactors and 226 nuclear research reactors in operation around the world.

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0 1. martyrock commented 199 days ago

I used to have an old car that sounded like that on a cold morning.
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+1 2. Judge-Jake commented 199 days ago

If I were stranded on a desert island and had to build one of those, I can honestly say I wouldn't know where to start, presumably theres an on off switch and some mains cable, perhaps I'd start there. :D8-)
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0 3. marrcim commented 192 days ago

Any time I think of myself as smart (for whatever reason), videos like this bring me nicely back to Earth. Imagine the knowledge you have to possess to design and build such a device.