The Nuclear Reactor is a machine which generates large amounts of Steam (High) from Water for use in generators by means of consuming Uranium Rods. The machine itself is self-sufficient with regards to power and requires no Electricity from outside sources.
Power is generated by passing the output Steam (High) though High-pressure Turbines and Low-pressure Turbines with their output shaft connected to Power Generators, typically Tier 2 variants of each. A majority of the Water can subsequently be recovered for reuse using a Cooling Tower (Large).
The reactor has two different systems: convert Water into Steam (High) and convert Water into Steam Depleted. The two grouped ports at the edge of the reactor are the main heat exchangers of the reactor. These ports are used to create the steam to run the turbines. The separate port on the main reactor building is used for emergency cooling in case the reactor overheats. This port will not provide steam under normal operations.
If the Reactor Heat reaches on the red marker in UI, the emergency cooling will start. However, when no water for the emergency cooling is stored or all is spent, the increasing reactor heat will not stop. Upon reaching maximum, the super heated reactor will go critical and release a very large amount of radiation, likely resulting in the deaths of many citizens.
Note that overheating does NOT alert you or stop the reactor until it reaches critical overheating.
Below are all the recipes, which this building is capable of producing. Note, that some of them may be locked behind Research, and not immediately available in your game.
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