THREE DESIGN STUDIES FOR SELECTING A PROTOTYPE REACTOR FOR A NUCLEAR TANKER
This document reports on the findings of an evaluation group convened to consider three nuclear-powered tanker design and engineering studies. The studies were intended to identify a nuclear propulsion plant suitable for early and broad application to the merchant marine. A description of the major assumptions and general design data furnished to the contractors for the reference tanker, a 43,000 dead-weight ton tanker, is given in Appendix A. Appendix B presents a summary and a comparative tabulation of cost estimates for the different systems. A summary, which includes brief descriptions of the different systems and a comparative analysis of the technical aspects of the systems is provided in Appendix C. The future potential of the system is discussed in Appendix D and a list of the contractors' reports is in Appendix E.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TID-8528.
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Atomic Energy CommissionDivision of Reactor Development
- Publication Date: 1960-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Economics; Feasibility analysis; Nuclear power; Nuclear reactors; Propulsion; Reactor fuel cycle; Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear fuel cycles; Nuclear reactor design; Tanker propulsion
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026401
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: TID-8528 Sum Rpt
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM