U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 1-50
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22.214.171.124 High-Pressure Double Containment
Perhaps the first power reactor to require and provide multiple con-
tainment was the N.S. Savannah. In this nuclear ship, the pressurized-
water-reactor plant is first contained in a conventional pressure contain-
ment system, and this system, in turn, is located in a sealed ship compart-
ment that is continuously vented through filters. The effluent from the
filters is released at the top of the ship's mast. This type of system
is shown in Fig. 1.14.
A similar form of multiple containment exists at the Consolidated
Edison Indian Point Plant, although its capability was not exploited or
required in order for that plant to meet its initial siting requirements.
However, the existing annular space between the pressure containment shell
and the outer shell, initially provided for concrete forming, is vented
to the facility stack and thus effects pressure-venting containment.
Another version of high-pressure double containment, shown in Fig.
1.15, has been proposed for both the Malibu Nuclear Plant of the city of
Los Angeles and the now tabled Ravenswood plant. In this system, an annu-
lar space 30 in. wide is formed by two 0.25-in.-thick carbon steel shells.
The annulus is filled with pervious concrete, and an additional 5 1/2 ft
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Fig. 1.14. Multiple Containment (Basic Application) Shown with Pres-
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Cottrell, William B. & Savolainen, A. W. U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1, report, August 1965; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc101033/m1/78/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.