Nuclear plants are thermal power station whose heat source is a nuclear reactor. As in many conventional powers station the heat generates steam that drives a steam turbine which, in addition, is connected to an electric generator that provides electricity. Furthermore, since fuel is a small part of the cost of production, nuclear plants are almost always seen as base load stations.
The essential components of every nuclear power plant are steam generators, nuclear reactor, safety system, steam turbine, condenser, generator, reactor coolant pumps, pressurizer and condensate-feedwater system.
In the video below, you’ll find out how a nuclear plant works along with the working principles of the pressurised water nuclear reactor. Check it out!