NS SAVANNAH 500 FULL POWER HOUR TESTS
The measurements and testing performed on the N.S. Savannah after 500.5 effective full power hours of reactor operation are described. Zero and low power tests were performed at five core temperatures and included (1) determination of critical rod positions; (2) control rod calibration checks; (3) measurement of the temperature and power coefficients of reactivity; and (4) nuclear instrumentation calibration. Although these tests are less detailed and extensive than those previously performed, they provide a substantial basis for assessing core characteristics and the adequacy of related plant operating procedures from the standpoint of both efficiency and safety. The results indicate agreement with expected trends and/or variations in core nuclear characteristics.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TODD-SML-NSS-7.
Todd Shipyards CorporationLos Angeles Division
San Pedro, CA United States
States Marine Lines, Incorporated,
- Crouter, D E
- Publication Date: 1963-3
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment tests; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor operation; Nuclear reactor testing
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026636
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: TODD/SML-NSS-7
- Contract Numbers: MA-2206, MA-1889
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM