Information developed by the Savannah's nuclear instrumentation and safety system is vital for the intelligent and safe control of the reactor. In this text the operation and characteristics of the entire system are described for the reactor trainee. The text is divided into two parts: Part 1, Radiation Physics and Nuclear Detectors, and Part 2, System Description. Part 1 includes the principles of radiation detector operation and a description of the Savannah's neutron detectors. The function and operation of the nuclear instrumentation and safety system, including a description of each component, is covered in Part 2. Detailed schematic diagrams of individual components are avoided where adequate knowledge can be gained without these diagrams. The function of the system is emphasized rather than the circuitry involved. As a result, the reader needs only an elementary understanding of electronics. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1306-Rev. 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    NS Savannah Technical Staff
    Galveston, TX  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Patterson, E S
    • Farmer, W E
  • Publication Date: 1966-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1306, Rev 1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1974 12:00AM