SERVICING OF NUCLEAR POWERED MERCHANT SHIPS BY COMMERCIAL SHIPYARDS

Much of the servicing of nuclear powered ships can be performed utilizing existing facilities and personnel of commercial shipyards. However, the use of nuclear reactors, their associated systems, and the presence of radioactive materials require unique shipyard operations and performance requirements. The reactor must be maintained in a safe condition at all times and personnel must be protected against overexposure to radiation during servicing operations. Included under nuclear servicing are radioactive waste removal and refueling operations as well as the more common maintenance and repair functions performed on machinery and equipment. Present commercial shipyards are unfamiliar with these operations and the special requirements for radiation protection. Required support activities for nuclear servicing operations include health physics, quality control, training programs, water purification, waste disposal, reactor fuel storage, engineering and technical writing, and instrumentation and control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number T-6-SE.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Nuclear Division, PO Box 1600
    Galveston, TX  USA  77550
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1916
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM