NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP REACTOR DETERMINATION OF THE PURIFICATION RATE FOR NORMAL OPERATION

The purification flow rate recommended for the NMSR primary loop water is 9830 lb/hr for normal operation. This flow rate is equivalent to 25 gpm at the loop's average operating conditions (508 F and 1750 psia) and 19.8 gpm at the demineralizers operating conditions (110 F and 50 psia). The flow rate is expected to: 1. maintain the radiation level resulting from corrosion product activities and other impurity activities, excluding fission products, which are dissolved and suspended in the water at less than 200 mr/hr near the main primary piping wall 30 minutes after normal reactor shut-down, and 2. maintain the corrosion product impurity level in the primary water at less than 1.0 ppm as FE(sub 3)O(sub 4).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1015 (Revised).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  USA  24504
  • Publication Date: 1958-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-4)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1974 12:00AM