Accession Number : AD0845567

Title :   Icebreaker Propulsion Systems Feasibility Study. Volume VI-A. Reference Plant Design Description.

Corporate Author : NUS CORP ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Phase 3 of the Icebreaker Propulsion Systems Feasibility Study has continued the design development of three candidate propulsion systems, nuclear steam, oil fired steam, and diesel - at 35,000 SHP. This power level has been selected as the preliminary reference for the polar icebreakers by Coast Guard based on various mission requirement studies performed both within the agency and by other contractors. Considerably more detailed and defined systems, components, and space arrangements have resulted and are presented in this report primarily in the form of drawings, schematics and tabular summaries. The propulsion systems presented in this report are by nature still evolving designs, and will be altered to accommodate the various ship non-propulsion requirements as they are developed. Nevertheless, such changes should be relatively minor; all three systems remain technically feasible (References 3 and 4) and can be located within the proposed icebreaker hull design as presently configured, provided A.C. - D.C. power conversion is employed (Reference 6). (Author)

Descriptors :   *MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION), (*ICEBREAKERS, (*NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, ICEBREAKERS), COAST GUARD RESEARCH, COAST GUARD, MARINE NUCLEAR PROPULSION, STEAM POWER PLANTS, DIESEL ENGINES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MARINE ENGINEERING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RECTIFIERS, INVERTERS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE