SAVANNAH NUCLEAR POWER SUPPLEMENTARY SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION
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.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NSS-107.
New York Shipbuilding CorporationSavannah Nuclear Technology Department
Yorktown, VA United States
- Publication Date: 1962-2-27
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Control systems; Explosions; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosion prevention; Nuclear reactor control systems; Nuclear reactor safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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