The diagram below shows the production of steam using a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The diagram illustrates information about the generation of steam with the help of a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. There are mainly two elements of this phenomenon which are reactor and heat exchanger.
It is conspicuous from provided pictorial data that uranium fuel elements insert in graphite moderator along with boron control rods. This rod is connected with a charge tube for loading fuel elements, and this whole structure is constructed in a pressure vessel. This vessel is protected by concrete shielding to avoid radiation which will affect the environment. The vessel is further associated with a heat exchanger through hog and cool gas duct.
On further scrutiny, in terms of the commercial operation of the system. The steam is produced in both closed structures. Firstly, water applied in the heat exchanger from the water circulator pump and in parallel owing to the process of uranium into a pressure vessel generated hot gas which passed through a duct in the exchanger. At this place, hot gas generates heat around the circular water tube. As a result, steam has been produced, and afterward, it is utilized for power through the turbo-alternator. Lastly, the gas which reached the downside becomes cool, which again is poured into the vessel with a gas blower, and this process continues for steam production again.
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