Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station: Difference between revisions

→‎Later reactors: stating gross capacity
(Estimated generation of BN600 plus BN800 using same operating factor per PRIS data)
(→‎Later reactors: stating gross capacity)
== Later reactors ==
[[File:BN-600 nuclear reactor.jpg|thumb|Cutaway model of the [[BN-600]] reactor]]
Two reactors are now in operation: a [[BN-600 reactor|BN-600]] [[fast breeder reactor]], generating 600&nbsp;[[Watt (unit)|MWe]] gross and a [[BN-800 reactor|BN-800]] [[fast breeder reactor]], generating 880&nbsp;[[Watt (unit)|MWe]] gross. The BN-800 is the largest [[fast neutron reactor|fast neutron power reactor]] in service in the world. Three turbines are connected to the BN-600 reactor. The BN-600 reactor core is {{convert|1.03|m|in}} tall and has a diameter of {{convert|2.05|m|in}}. It has 369 [[Nuclear fuel|fuel]] assemblies, each consisting of 127 fuel rods with an enrichment of 17–26% [[Uranium-235|U<sup>235</sup>]]. In comparison, typical enrichment in other Russian reactors is in the range of 3–4% U<sup>235</sup>. BN-600 reactors use liquid [[sodium]] as a coolant. As with most Russian nuclear power plants, the station lacks a [[containment building]].
 
[[File:BN-800 construction.jpg|thumb|Construction of the BN-800 reactor]]