posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:34 PM
reply to post by TheRedneck
My dad built diesel engines for 50 freaking years, and my uncle for just about as long. I know how big they are. They have shipped out everything you
could dream of. From ganged (two or more end to end) engines used on navel ships, to generation trailers that look like normal box trailers, to the
engines that are used in semi trucks. 100foot total length isn’t that big. You can easily replicate the capacity with ganged portable diesels, or
with portable gas turbine units.
3MW or 5MW (and beyond) gas turbine, anywhere you want, all you have to do is call. I know the military has portable units that big.
And in regard to the reactors.
These are BWR (boiling water reactors.)
They are designed to generate steam in the core during normal operation.
The reaction is partially moderated by the percent of cavitation (steam bubbles) in the water in the core. All modern nuclear power plants have a
“non electrical” automatic system of rod insertion. If power is lost, all rods drive home. I can point to document after document if you wish to
argue the case.
And the batteries are there to hold the system over until the generators can be started.
The generators are sized to allow full cooling system operation, and control room operation if you loose outside power. You don’t need full
generator capacity to run basic cooling.
None of this stuff steps out of normal day to day engineering capability that is available all across the world.
As I stated before, it’s not rocket science dudes.