AN EVALUATION OF THE NMSR PROPOSED RAPID MANUVERING RATES

The maneuvering rates originally proposed are described in the contract specification, as follows: 20 to 60% in 40 seconds, 60 to 80% in 40 seconds, 80 to 40% in 40 seconds, 40 to 20% in 40 seconds. As these rates are relatively slow (1% per second) a relatively simple reactor control system was specified with control rod mechanisms of fixed speed type. The Atomic Energy Commission requested a study of the feasibility of more rapid power change. The proposed rapid maneuvering rates are as follows: 20-85% in 10 to 12 seconds, 100-20% in 3 seconds. These rates are considerably faster than those specified in the contract, and the requirements imposed upon the control system are more stringent. As a consequence a more elaborate and costly control system will be required.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-600-0048. Report revised 1/9/58.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  USA  24504
  • Authors:
    • Klinginger, J H
    • Pickett, R T
    • Privette, L E
  • Publication Date: 1957-12-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM