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.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GGS-N-6009.
Sharp (George G) Incorporated30 Church Street
New York City, NY USA 10007
- Publication Date: 1961-1
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashes; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Radiation shielding; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor accidents; Nuclear reactor safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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