NS SAVANNAH LABORATORY CENTRALIZATION
Operating and maintenance functions on the N.S. Savannah were hampered by the ship's layout of machinery space, shops, and laboratories. No proper space was provided for the performance of routine cold water chemistry on the secondary system. Maintenance and operation of the ship was difficult because of separation and location of machinery and shop spaces. This resulted in ineffective use of available manpower, caused communications problems, and made engineering operations difficult. Conceptual layouts were made to provide centralization of the shops and laboratories to a location near the control room. The new shop areas provides a central storage area for reference materials and drawings pertaining to the ship, accessible storage for tools and spare parts, and a comfortable well-lighted workspace. Additional work on laboratory centralization is necessary to further the goals of reduced manning, lower operating costs, and more safe and efficient operation.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-46.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyN.S. Savannah Technical Staff
Galveston, TX United States
Todd Shipyards CorporationLos Angeles Division
San Pedro, CA United States
- Honeywell, A P
- Publication Date: 1964-7
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Constraints; Design; Maintenance equipment; Nuclear powered ships; Ship operations; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design constraints; Ship design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026743
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: STS-46
- Contract Numbers: MA-3377
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM