Measures taken in a program to test and improve both containment integrity and the means of measuring it are discussed. Basically, the program was twofold. First, the scope of testing was enlarged and improved methods were devised to provide more meaningful data. Second, physical changes were sought that would either improve the containment integrity or facilitate testing. An introductory section reports on precautionary measures originally taken aboard the N.S. Savannah to minimize the possibility of radioactivity release to the atmosphere and includes schematics of the reactor compartment ventilation system, containment penetrations, and types of containment penetrations. Detailed results of the current program and plans for continuing it are presented at the report's conclusion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-3.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    N.S. Savannah Technical Staff
    Galveston, TX  United States 

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, J H
  • Publication Date: 1964-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-3
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM