20,000 SHP NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR TANKER. VOLUME 2: MACHINERY

A closed-cycle gas turbine utilizing a direct gas-cooled reactor as the heat source is applicable to marine power plant utilization. An extensive thermodynamic study has established the optimum cycle for marine use. The main features of the final design point are the use of three stages of compression with intercooling, a high degree of regeneration, and a 1300 F reactor outlet temperature. Reduction of the compressor and gasifier turbine speed while retaining a constant amount of helium in the system is the most practical mode of part load operation. Free standing individual heat exchangers with all units interconnected by piping is preferred due to improved component accessibility, weight distribution, and installation procedures. Schematics are provided for the lubrication and sealing system, and wiring diagrams of the systems with and without control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number G-3-TW-Vol-2. See MRIS 026043, V1; MRIS 026045, V3.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Publication Date: 1957-4-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 382 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1252
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM