NS SAVANNAH INSTRUMENTATION
The complex instrumentation and control systems initially installed aboard the N.S. Savannah obtained large amounts of unnecessary data for routine operation. A new instrumentation program improved plant operations and safety, increased efficiency, and reduced maintenance. A plan was developed for overall plant instrumentation simplification directed toward propulsion system automation. The main control console would then be reduced to a one-man operation, reducing the number of instrument maintenance personnel required by providing a system of modular construction. The value of each indicator on the control console was evaluated on an individual basis. A preliminary design provides throttle control of a nuclear propulsion plant from the navigational bridge. A replacement bridge console and control station is being developed.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-48.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyN.S. Savannah Technical Staff
Galveston, TX United States
Todd Shipyards CorporationLos Angeles Division
San Pedro, CA United States
- Fletcher, C M
- Publication Date: 1964-10
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges (Ships); Consoles; Instrumentation; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Propulsion; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge consoles; Nuclear reactor instrumentation; Propulsion machinery controls
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026745
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: STS-48
- Contract Numbers: MA-3377
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM