REPORT ON REACTOR COMPARTMENT MODEL TESTS

Conservative calculations show that the reactor compartment of the N.S. Savannah, if sealed and without considering heat sink, will serve as an additional barrier from primary containment leaks equivalent to an opening of 1.2 inches in diameter or less; but the reactor compartment cannot be considered as an additional barrier if it is assumed that a large rupture occurs in the containment vessel. Tests with pressure suppression show conclusively that a liquid heat sink is effective in suppressing pressure. The report discusses the design and construction of the test model and the tests performed, and provides related figures and tables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GGS-N-6009.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    30 Church Street
    New York City, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1961-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N-6009
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1806
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM