SAVANNAH NUCLEAR POWER. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION TESTING AND PERFORMANCE FROM PRE-FUELING CHECK TO 100 PERCENT POWER

Pre-operational tests and operational calibration of the nuclear instrumentation and safety systems were carried out for the N.S. Savannah. Pre-startup equipment check ensured proper function of instrumentation prior to reactor fuel installation, and provided calibration data for future operational evaluation. Overlap between the various channels of nuclear instrumentation during initial rise in reactor power was determined sufficient to allow safe operation at any level. Power range channels were calibrated using data derived from heat balance during power operation. Nuclear instrumentation was adjusted following reactor stabilization at a power level determined by the heat balance. The procedure was repeated at various levels from initial approach to full reactor power.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NSS-109.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Shipbuilding Corporation

    Savannah Nuclear Technology Department
    Camden, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1962-5-25

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSS-109
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1675
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1974 12:00AM