Vintage Cutaway Illustrations Of Nuclear Reactors From Around The World

Crays-Malvile Super Phenix, France

Crays-Malvile Super Phenix, France

Grand Gulf, USA

Grand Gulf, USA

Douglas Point BWR/6, USA

Douglas Point BWR/6, USA

Guangdong, China

Guangdong, China

The University of New Mexico’s digital collections host an extensive archive of vintage cutaway illustrations of nuclear reactors from around the world. These illustrations first appeared in Nuclear Engineering International as inserts in the magazine from the 1950s to the 1990s, and were often on display in nuclear engineers’ offices.  Upon noticing the degradation of the illustrations over time, one engineer named Ron Knief decided to pursue the digitization of all 105 diagrams published by the magazine. The resolution of these images is incredibly sharp, and you can get a closer, more detailed look at the illustrations by visiting UNM’s archive, where you’ll also find many more colorful and thoughtfully designed posters that shed light on and satisfy some curiosity about these controversial energy reservoirs. (via gizmodo)

SNUPPS: Standardized Nuclear Unit Power Plant System, USA

SNUPPS: Standardized Nuclear Unit Power Plant System, USA

Fulton HTGR, USA

Fulton HTGR, USA

Argos PHWR-380, Argentina

Argos PHWR-380, Argentina

Wylfa Magnox, UK

Wylfa Magnox, UK

Indian Point PWR, USA

Indian Point PWR, USA

Windscale AGR, UK

Windscale AGR, UK

BR3 PWR, Belgium

BR3 PWR, Belgium

DWR/PWR 1300, Germany

DWR/PWR 1300, Germany

N.S. Savannah Research PWR, USA

N.S. Savannah Research PWR, USA


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