Following the May 1963 shutdown of the reactor system, the N.S. Savannah's nuclear propulsion plant was maintained in a state of readiness by the operations of the Cold Iron Watch (CIW). The CIW ensured reactor safety, maintained plant readiness by frequent machinery operation, assisted in the maintenance program, and ensured the maintenance of proper water chemistry in all primary, secondary, and auxiliary systems. Further verification of plant readiness was obtained during a period of elevated temperature and pressure operation of the primary and auxiliary systems with the reactor subcritical. It is proposed that the Savannah reactor be operated as a stationary reactor system to check out system operation, make physics measurements, and train personnel. All operations will be performed using established procedures and guides for plant standards, emergency instructions, health physics, and standard operating procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    N.S. Savannah Technical Staff
    Galveston, TX  United States 

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1963-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 158 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-1 Sum Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM