Accession Number:

AD0658233

Title:

THE FIRST CORE REPLACEMENT PM-3A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NUCLEAR UTILITY SERVICES INC WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

Replacement of the first core at the PM-3A Nuclear Power Plant began on 21 November 1964, and was completed on 26 December 1964, with the plant reassembled for acceptance testing. The total elapsed time was 35 days. The report discusses the entire refueling operation including unexpected plant modifications which were necessary during this first refueling. Application of the lessons learned and experience gained from this core replacement together with adequate crew training should provide positive assurance of safe and efficient future fuelings of both PM-3A and PM-1. Based on the actual times for fueling operations, it is estimated that a future fueling could be accomplished in 8 days. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Power)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE