SAVANNAH NUCLEAR POWER. NUCLEAR CHARACTERISTICS OF NS SAVANNAH REACTOR

Physics measurements taken on the N.S. Savannah reactor ensured safe plant operation at designed power. Ambient temperature measurements during and immediately following criticality, as well as zero power tests at higher temperatures and pressures up to operating conditions, showed close agreement with design values. Operating coefficient measurements at power were consistent with design: the moderator temperature coefficient was slightly more negative than the isothermal case; the power coefficient fell within the band of doppler coefficients used in the design studies. No major reactivity effects were observed that would cause difficulty in normal operation of the plant. Measurement results indicated reactor behavior conformed closely with expected behavior and could safely be operated for normal maritime service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NSS-110.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Shipbuilding Corporation

    Savannah Nuclear Technology Department
    Camden, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Crouter, D E
    • Kulynych, G E
  • Publication Date: 1962-6-15

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSS-110
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1675
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM