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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-48.
  • 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:
    • Fletcher, C M
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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