NATURAL CIRCULATION REACTORS FOR MARINE PROPULSION

Continuity of power is a key factor in the operation of a marine power plant. The use of natural circulation for heat removal and steam generation in a nuclear steam generator for marine propulsion is a significant means of improving the reliability and availability of a nuclear marine power plant. This paper describes the design of a Natural Circulation Integral Boiler Reactor for marine propulsion application. Specific nuclear, thermal, and hydraulic design characteristics are discussed. The physical description of the plant is presented and its characteristics are shown to be very adaptable to a number of marine applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    New York, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • MacMillan, J H
    • Graham, D M
    • Kulynych, G E
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-192
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM