A unit of engineers and officers assembles, places and checks the nuclear reactor and its parts on the NS Savannah in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:4 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
The nuclear reactor of the Nuclear Ship ( NS ) Savannah and its parts are assembled in the United States. The reactor component is lowered. A unit of engineers place the reactor. An engineer inspects the fitting of the parts. The engineers use specially designed handling tools to assemble and disassemble the reactor. They place the fuel container. A unit member lowers equipment with an electric chain. A component is lowered and placed. An engineer of the Savannah and a Coast Guard officer check the Savannah unit to convert the reactor power to ship power. A unit member takes readings for natural radiation level. A unit member checks a wheel by turning it. The final assembling and fueling takes place. All unit members wearing nylon suits, boots and caps work on the final assembling. A unit member speaks on headsets. The head of the reactor is installed. It is placed after completing the fueling. The reactor is ready for starting. An operator controls the dials in a control room. The power range is increased.
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