NS SAVANNAH OPERATIONS REPORT, AUGUST 19, 1967- FEBRUARY 3,1968
Operations report on the N.S. Savannah covers the third year of commercial cargo service. During this period one voyage was made to the Far East and one to the Mediterranean. Reactor power was available at sea at all times. The vessel was operated at less than full power in order to conserve fuel; this ensured normal reactor operation until the core could be replenished. A review of general reactor plant operation includes the control rod drive system, containment vessel, reactor space ventilation system filters, water chemistry, and reactor shutdowns. A marked increase in personnel exposures was experienced due to the increasing ambient dose rate in the containment and the proximity of principal work areas to the points of highest radiation. The rising ambient radiation level in the containment vessel was caused by the amount of corrosion products deposited in the primary system. Shore staff operations included a technical specification change, port surveys, and a charcoal adsorber test program. A safety committee determined safe and efficient reactor plant management.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number FAST-13.
First Atomic Ship Transport, Incorporated39 Broadway
New York, NY USA
- Publication Date: 1968-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight transportation; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Operations; Performance; Radioactive wastes; Safety; Ship operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo movement; Nuclear reactor operation; Nuclear reactor safety; Ship performance
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00027107
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAST-13
- Contract Numbers: MA-3890
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM