CONSOLIDATED NUCLEAR STEAM GENERATOR FOR MERCHANT SHIP APPLICATION, A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

A conceptual design for merchant ship application of a consolidated nuclear steam generator (a compact integral boiler reactor fully submerged within a flooded containment tank) is presented. The current conceptual design discussed is accompanied by consideration of the work remaining to be done and the alternative features that would be incorporated in a potential power plant as incentives for the further development of a nuclear powered merchant fleet. Specific sections are provided on: economic perspective; goal and reference designs; reference design description; ship and plant arrangement; economic analysis; research and development; alternate designs; and supporting studies. Appendices deal with specifications and dispersion of radioactivity into the ocean.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1243.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Commission
    Lynchburg, VA  USA  24504
  • Publication Date: 1962-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 345 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1243
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-1)-2468
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM