The hydraulic system for the control rod drive has been a source of oil leakage in the containment vessel of the N.S. Savannah. The hydraulic fluid in this system is a mineral-oil-base hydraulic oil with an auto-ignition temperature of approximately 715 F. Due to the flammability of the oil, fire or explosion hazards exist resulting from hydraulic system leakage. An information summary is presented relative to the hydraulic system experience, measures taken to minimize the fire and explosion hazards, and means of inerting the containment atmosphere to eliminate the possibility of flame or explosion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NSS-107.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Shipbuilding Corporation

    Savannah Nuclear Technology Department
    Yorktown, VA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1962-2-27

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSS-107
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1675
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM