POWER PLANT ACCIDENTS

A record is provided of the examinations made of the postulated accidents within the N.S. Savannah power plant for the purpose of showing that the operation of the power plant does not present any appreciable hazard to either the occupants of the ship or the general public. The report discusses those accidents which were considered during the design and the safety assessment of the power plant. Three major classifications of accidents are made. They are: 1) reactivity accidents; 2) mechanical accidents; and 3) miscellaneous accidents. Each of these categories of accidents is presented individually. An outline of the problem, a discussion of the analysis made, and general conclusions in support of the safety of the power plant is presented for each accident category. Schematics are provided of both the control rod drive and the control rod scram system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1168.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  USA  24504
  • Publication Date: 1959-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1168 Draft Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM