Control The Nuclear Power Plant (Demonstration)

by Henrik Eriksson

The control-room operators of the Kärnobyl nuclear power plant are telecommuting and are running the plant through the Web. However, the mean time between failure for the components of Kärnobyl is not great. Try to keep the reactor stable when component failures occur! (Click here for instructions.)

Note: You need a Java-compatible browser, such as Netscape Navigator 2.0 (or later) and Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (or later), to see the power plant. (Use security mode "applet host" in HotJava. Make sure the Java language is enabled in Netscape.) If you are using a conventional WWW browser, you can click here to get a picture of what you are missing.

Brief Instructions

Use sequence buttons 1-3 to run a failure-simulation sequence. The randomize button starts a random failure sequence. When a simulation sequence is running, you can control the state of valves and pumps by clicking on them. The moderator rods in the reactor can be moved by mouse dragging them.

Detailed Applet Description

Nuclear Power Information

Preparing for a Disaster

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