EIGHTY FIVE HUNDRED SHAFT HORSEPOWER SHIPBOARD BOILING WATER REACTOR PLANT

This document describes the principles of operation and design features of the proposed shipboard application of a natural circulation, direct cycle boiling water reactor power plant capable of producing 8500 shaft horsepower and meeting the ship's auxiliary steam requirements. The boiling water reactor power plant proposed to replace the conventional plant of a V-2 standard cargo ship is described. This description includes the basic safeguard philosophy incorporated into the proposed design and requirements for: 1) ship's layout and equipment arrangement; 2) radiation and shielding; 3) nuclear steam supply system; 4) engine room systems; 5) control and instrumentation system; 6) auxiliary systems; and 7) electrical systems. A materials and equipment list and related drawings are also provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number G-4-ES.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Publication Date: 1957-11-21

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM