The results of a conceptual design study of an organic moderated and cooled reactor (OMCR) power plant adapted to a Class T-7 tanker are described. The study encompassed the ship's power plant including the reactor, primary loops, reactor auxiliary equipment, turbine system, and standby equipment. The results of the study indicate that a 60,000 DWT tanker, propelled by a 30,000 SHP OMCR, can be built and operated at a cost which is only slightly higher than a conventional tanker. It is estimated that the total capital cost of the first OMCR tanker is approximately $28,502,400. The cost of operating this tanker is approximately $11.30 per ton of cargo. It is estimated that the second OMCR tanker should be approximately $5,000,000 cheaper than the first, with a reduction in the cost of hauling cargo to $10.00 per ton. Therefore, the OMCR tanker has an excellent probability of becoming competitive with conventional tankers in the near future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NAA-SR-3859.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Atomics International

    P.O. Box 309
    Canogo Park, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1959-5-27

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 220 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAA-SR-3859
  • Contract Numbers: AT(11-1)-GEN-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM