The first half of Phase 3 work on B&Ws continuing contract with the Department of Commerce (Contract No. 1-35030) is described. The overall objective is to develop technical and economic data enabling comparison of a consolidated nuclear steam generator (CNSG) ship with a fossil-fueled ship of similar size and function. Capital and fuel costs were estimated in Task 1 for conventional and nuclear propulsion plants at various power levels from 40,000 to 120,000 shp. A break-even power level was selected from this range of sizes utilizing the capital and fuel costs only. A reference CNSG design will be developed during Task 2, and Task 3 work will be based on this. A naval architect will assist with Task 2 work during the latter half of Phase 3. The total design will be analyzed technically and economically and modified as required. An extensive value analysis-value engineering program will be conducted during Task 3 to reduce the overall cost of the CNSG ship. This work, based on the results from Tasks 1 and 2, will be performed during the second half of Phase 3. The CNSG plant utilizes many proven features from B&Ws central-station, utility power plants. The compact, light-weight CNSG is designed to accommodate such stresses as ship motion and vibration.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1366.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    PO Box 1260
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 300 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1366
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM