The steam lines supply steam to drive the propulsion turbine (which drives one propeller through reduction gears) and the turbogenerator (which genera...

The steam lines supply steam to drive the propulsion turbine (which drives one propeller through reduction gears) and the turbogenerator (which generates electrical power).

The propshaft from the forward propulsion turbine can be seen poking through the bulkhead. Because the Project 667 submarines have two propellers and two turbines in different compartments, the propshafts have unequal lengths and the aft turbine is displaced slightly to starboard.

The steam from the turbines is exhausted into two condensers, which are tubes surrounding a pipe with cold seawater circulating through it. The steam condenses on the circulating water pipe, creating a vacuum inside the condenser. The circulating water can be driven by pumps or the natural flow created by scoops on the outside of the hull at higher speeds. The scoops and discharge vents can be seen here.

The condensed steam is pumped via condensate pumps (not shown) to the feedwater system, which pumps the water into the steam generators, where the heat of the reactor turns the feedwater back into steam. Visible in the photo are two backup feed pumps (the main feed pumps are further forward).

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Huh..

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok..

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    subs have got to be a fucking nightmare to work on god damn

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What retards designed this, what poor devils assembled it, no doubt it's sailors knew they were doomed as soon as stepping aboard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have you looked inside any submarine ever?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here's what the first purpose built submarine looked like.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    W-what am i looking at?
    My mind can't even.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like schizopunk

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a gateway to mechanical hell.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    damm that sexy steam pipe.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The submarine knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn't.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >autism: the boat

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >200k years of evolution
    >everything we do still depends on moving steam around

    lame ass apes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't respect the mastery of entropy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Water ain't nothing to fuck with.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't anger the pipes Artyom.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >2,000 million years of evolution
      >still breathing.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do you get to any of those valves?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do you repair any of that?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I came

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ten's of thousands of control valves
    >you must memorize how to operate them in the complete dark
    >in the dark while the freezing water pours in around you
    >depth charges go off in the distance
    Also you have to be a manlet to be a submariner. Truly hell.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the front fell off

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The complexity of this machine scares me.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok

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