22,000 SHAFT HORSEPOWER SHIPBOARD BOILING WATER REACTOR PLANT

Principles of operation and conceptual design features are described for the proposed shipboard application of a forced circulation, direct cycle boiling water reactor plant, capable of producing 22,000 shaft horsepower and meeting the ship's auxiliary steam requirements. Specific consideration is given to the plant description, including: plant performance and design data; safeguard design criteria; ship's layout and equipment arrangement; radiation and shielding; nuclear steam supply system; engine room systems; controls and instrumentation; auxiliary systems; electrical system; and material and equipment lists. Drawings are included. An appendix provides data on manpower, facilities, and commitments for boiling water reactors.

  • 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-ET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-196
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM