Accession Number : AD0836066

Title :   TRIGA OCEANOGRAPHIC POWER SUPPLY FOR A MANNED UNDERWATER STATION. VOLUME I. REFERENCE DESIGN.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GULF GENERAL ATOMIC CO SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Dee, John B. ; Bass, John C. ; Campana, Robert J. ; West, Gordon B.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 309

Abstract : The TRIGA Oceanographic Power Supply (TOPS) is designed to provide 100 kw of electrical power for a Manned Underwater Station (MUS). The design is based on utilization of existing technology both in the reactor and energy conversion unit. The nuclear steam supply module is based on the widely used TRIGA research reactor. It contains the entire pressurized water primary coolant circuit and the steam generator. The U-ZrH-fueled, water-cooled core is characterized by unique features of inherent safety with load-following capability. The result is a simple system requiring a minimum of attendance by an operator. Design emphasis throughout the study has been placed on reliability, minimum risk, and utilization of off-the-shelf equipment, with plant efficiency taking a subordinate position. The basic TOPS nuclear steam supply module is designed to support alternative power conversion systems for producing up to 500 kw net electrical power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, OCEAN BOTTOM), (*RESEARCH REACTORS, POWER SUPPLIES), NUCLEAR REACTORS, UNDERWATER, OPERATION, CONTROL RODS, SHIELDING, REACTOR FUELS, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, COOLANTS, STEAM TURBINES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, PERSONNEL, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, HULLS(MARINE), CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, RELIABILITY, MAINTENANCE, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE