NS SAVANNAH THERMAL INSULATION TESTS

A thermal insulation system was developed suitable for the primary and secondary system of the N.S. Savannah with a water atmosphere in the containment. Investigations of a dry insulation system and a wet insulation system were made. Test sections for both systems were tested in a water environment of 140 F to 160 F, while insulating a pipe surface of 520 F to 535 F. Heat loss data was taken for the purpose of evaluating insulation schemes and severity of leaks that wet the insulation. All of the dry system insulations tested under environment conditions were satisfactory as thermal insulation, provided they were kept dry. A suitable wet-system insulation was not completely developed before termination of the test program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-59-3034, (E-2431).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Research Center, P.O. Box 835
    Alliance, OH  USA  44601
  • Authors:
    • Denero, J V
    • Deville, R E
  • Publication Date: 1962-6-29

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 59-30348 (E-2431)
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM