PRELIMINARY SAFEGUARDS EVALUATION
A safeguards evaluation is provided for the reactor and propulsion system, the ship, and the operating procedures to control human exposures within permissible limits and to contain radioactive material during normal operations or credible accidents. Shielding, distance, time, and power level control are all used to maintain personnel exposures from external radiation within limits of 5 rem per year for ship's personnel, and 0.5 rem per year for the general public. The boiling reactor is designed so that excessive steam formation and excessive temperature both tend to reduce the power for plant safety. Safety factors are provided for the reactor, emergency cooling, containment, and emergency electrical and propulsion power systems. Safeguards for maximum credible accidents, power plant accidents, and ship accidents are provided.
- This document is available for review at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academys Library, Kings Point, New York 11024, under reference number GEAP-3484-App-A.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA USA 01910
- Publication Date: 1959-8-25
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Nuclear reactors; Operations; Radiation doses; Radiation monitoring; Radioactive materials; Safety; Standards
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor operation; Nuclear reactor safety; Radiological safety
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00026175
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-187
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM