REPORT ON STUDIES FOR TANKER PROPULSION SYSTEM

This report is the transcript of a speech on the types of nuclear reactor power plants being considered for a tanker. Ten slides showing these plants in a simplified schematic form are part of the report. Three different engineering systems are presented: (1) the pressurized water reactor by Combustion Engineering (2) the indirect cycle boiling water reactor by Westinghouse, and (3) the direct cycle boiling water reactor by General Electric. The basic power plant economics for each system are discussed and it is shown that nuclear propulsion is more expensive than conventional propulsion but is approaching a position of economic competitiveness for large fast ships operating on long trade routes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper prepared for delivery to the Atomic Industrial Forum.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Atomic Energy Commission

    Washington, DC  USA  20235
  • Authors:
    • GOODWIN, R P
  • Publication Date: 1960-4-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM