The technical approach to the development of the Maritime Gas Cooled Reactor prototype is described. The objectives of the MGCR program are an unusually compact plant, low capital, fuel, and operating costs, and operational safety with a minimum requirement of nuclear containment. Component and material selections are discussed. Performance is estimated for the processes chosen for adaptation to the MGCR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part of the Proceeding of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Dynamics

    Quincy, MA  United States  02169
  • Authors:
    • Pigford, T H
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM