This presentation traces the evolution of the design of a marine nuclear propulsion system. Starting with NS Savannah, the history of the marine reactor program to the present day is described. The Consolidated Nuclear Steam Generator (CNSG) concept is given with specific design features as related to safety requirements and associated safety analyses. Several specific safety analyses are discussed: 1. Loss-of-coolant accident. 2. Loss of propulsion turbine. 3. Loss of normal feedwater. In light of the recent design review of the CNSG by both governmental and industrial groups, certain concept modifications have been made. These modifications are described and related to the current design and licensing activities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to AIF/International Conference on Nuclear Merchant Ship Propulsion, New York, New York, May 12-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    PO Box 1260
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504
  • Authors:
    • Schuler, T M
    • Wright, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Babcock and Wilcox Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM