Asked in Pollution
What do cooling towers cool in a power station?
Asked in Pollution, Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy
Why you use cooling towers in thermal power station?
Asked in Industrial Engineering
Why are ID cooling towers preferred in utility plants?
A place where nuclear power is produced?
A nuclear power plant or nuclear power station. This consists of: a nuclear fission reactor an electric generation facility one or more cooling towers to dispose of waste heat in the form of water vapor a spent fuel rod storage pool of water (to keep the rods cool as their fission products decay) a manned control room etc.
Asked in Chennai
Why does steam come out of cooling towers?
What is inside the cooling tower of a nuclear reactor?
Power station cooling towers can be used on nuclear and coal fired power plants, there is no difference, and on a nuclear plant there is no connection between the cooling tower and the nuclear reactors. They are simply used to cool the water flow which itself is used to condense the steam exiting from the steam turbine. In the turbine condenser there are tubes that the cooling tower water flows through so it is separated from the steam/water which is used to actually drive the turbine. In the cooling tower itself, at least the most common hyperboloid shaped ones, the water to be cooled is sprayed downwards against the up draught of cooling air, and the cooled water is collected in a lower pool, to be returned to the cooling circuit pump suction. The air up draught occurs naturally as it is warmed by the downcoming warm water, and it carries some water vapour up to the tower top, which is why we see a plume of condensed water vapour coming out of the towers. This is nothing whatever to do with any nuclear process or any flue gas discharge on a coal fired station. Cooling towers can also be forced draught with fans to blow the air through, but these are not usually used on power plants.
Asked in Science, Nuclear Energy
Large towers must be built at nuclear power plants in order to?
Why were the nuclear power plants in Japan where they were?
Asked in Science, Computer Hardware, Motherboards
What is the difference between active and passive cooling?
Asked in Nuclear Energy, Fossil Fuels
Where do power plants get the water that they use to cool their generators?
It can come from any source which will provide a reliable supply of cool water, a large river, lake, or the ocean if nearby. Use of salt water may require measures against corrosion. If cooling towers are used, most of the heat rejection will occur in transfer to the air passing up the tower. This takes out some of the cooling water as it gets entrained in the air flow, generally about 5 percent of the water flow is lost so has to be made up. If the plant is on the coast and uses seawater then cooling towers are not necessary as there is an almost limitless heat sink in the ocean.
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Asked in Nuclear Energy
Where does the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant get its vast water to cool the reactors?
Asked in Electricity and Magnetism
How many ways can you think of in which electricity is used to cool objects or people?
Asked in Nuclear Energy
What does a nuclear power plant look like?
Usually a Nuclear Power plant has a large cooling tower that has a sort of wide hour-glass shape to it. These cooling towers are very huge - say several hundred feet high and just as wide. I live in Delaware and we can see the New Jersey Cooling tower from many miles away across the bay. But occasionally a Nuclear Power plant may not have need of a cooling tower and will instead make use of a nearby lake or river to help cool the reactor such as the Robinson Plant in Hartsville South Carolina. All plants though, do have reactors. These giant facilities are usually dome shaped and house the reactor core that produces the heat and electricity.
Asked in Microprocessors
What three methods or devices are used to cool a CPU?
Asked in Public Utilities
Can you use salt water in coal powered electricity stations?
Asked in Science, Technology
How do you calculate the correct cooling capacity in tonnage for a large data center?
Roughly 1 Ton of cooling is needed to cool every 3,530 Watts of energy consumed by ALL heat-producing data center equipment (server + auxiliary/power distribution equipment + cooling). The thermal power generation of server equipment in Watts is equal to power consumption in Watts. This same value can be used to express required cooling capacity in Watts. Multiplying power consumption in Watts by 0.000283 provides Tons.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Technology
Why is a cooling triangle used in food technology?