STATUS REPORT ON REACTOR COMPARTMENT AND REACTOR SPACE VENTILATION, NS SAVANNAH

The N.S. Savannah reactor space ventilation system provides shipboard retention of fission products that could leak out of the containment vessel following a maximum credible accident. The containment is located in the reactor compartment, and together these spaces form a double barrier against leakage from within the containment to the atmosphere. Any leakage from the containment vessel goes into the reactor compartment, since this compartment is maintained at a negative pressure by means of exhaust fans. These fans take suction in the reactor compartment, pull air through a series of filters and an adsorber, and then discharge it to the atmosphere. The filters remove liquid droplets and particulate matter, and the adsorber removes iodine from the gases being exhausted. The reactor space ventilation system minimizes the potential environmental hazard of any radioactivity that might lead from the containment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-49.
  • 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: 1964-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-49
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM