NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP REACTOR SAFEGUARDS REPORT FOR CORE 2

The design and anticipated operating characteristics for the N.S. Savannah reactor replacement core (Core 2) are reviewed and have been compared with Core 1 features. The application and use of core 2 in the N.S. Savannah plant, relative to the effect of its differences with Core 1 on the health and safety of the crew and general public, are evaluated in this report. The analysis of potential accidents considers both system malfunctions and capsize contingency. Based on this study, the differences attributed to Core 2 design do not significantly alter the existing safety margins; operation of the N.S. Savannah at a steady-state power of 80 MW with Core 2 fuel does not present undue hazard to the public or to the ship and its occupants.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    New York, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Delicate, W S
  • Publication Date: 1963-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1275
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM