COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL SHIPS
Some of the changes occasioned by the shift from conventional to nuclear power appear as differences in capital and operating costs. A considerable portion of the net cost difference is in fixed costs. The most significant of these fixed costs in a comparison between nuclear and conventional ships are, in order of their importance, amortization, wages, insurance, and fuel inventory. Variable fuel costs and potential cost reductions are discussed.
- Part of the Proceedings of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958.
American-StandardAtomic Energy Division
Mountain View, CA United States
- Gordon, J J
- Publication Date: 1958-8-21
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Economics; Electric power plants; Nuclear power; Nuclear powered ships; Ship operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Power plant costs; Power plant economics
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00026130
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: TID-7563
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM