NS SAVANNAH PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Reactor operations during reactivation of the N.S. Savannah are summarized for both dockside and sea operations. Measurements and tests on the reactor and auxiliary systems proved the safety and reliability of the ship and its equipment. Performance was evaluated by recording data at various levels of steady state operation and compared with previous calculations and measurements. Data were obtained at steady state power levels varying from essentially zero to 95 percent full power during the dockside and sea trial operations. Sea trial tests determined the transient characteristics of the plant in response to load changes. Zero and low power physics tests evaluated the safety of continued power operation with Core 1. Measurements were performed for the temperature and pressure coefficients of reactivity, critical control rod group positions for various orders of withdrawal, calibration of a proposed withdrawal sequence, and calibration of nuclear instrumentation channel 6.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-47.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    N.S. Savannah Technical Staff
    Galveston, TX  USA 

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1965-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 169 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-47
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM