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1

Who was the father of naval nuclear power?

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

2

What was the first naval nuclear powered vessel?

USS Nautilus - 1955

3

What was the first nuclear powered surface ship?

USS Long Beach - 1961

4

What was the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier?

USS Enterprise - 1961

5

What is a TLD?

Thermo-luminescent dosimeter

6

What does a thermo-luminescent dosimeter do?

Measures the radiation exposure by a person wearing it

7

Where is the reactor controlled from?

Enclosed Operating Station (EOS)

8

Who controls the RX?

Reactor Operator

9

Who is in charge of the EOS and the Propulsion Plant?

Propulsion Plant Watch Officer (PPWO)

10

Who is the roving supervisory watch stander in charge of the propulsion plant?

Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor (PPWS)

11

Who is in charge of both propulsion plants and engineering spaces?

Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW)

12

Who is responsible for the electric plant?

Load Dispatcher

13

Who does the EOOW report to?

OOD

14

What is SCRAM?

Rapid shutdown of the reactor

15

Describe the reactor at "CRITICAL"

Operating and producing power

16

What does it mean for the reactor to be "shutdown"?

Rods are inserted but no heat is being produced

17

What do cross-connected steam plants mean?

Steam is being supplied to both propulsion plants from one reactor

18

What is Restricted Maneuvering doctrine?

A state that the ship operates in to provide maximum propulsion, electrical, and navigational reliability

19

What does MTT stand for?

Mobile Training Team

20

What does ORSE stand for?

Operational Reactor Safeguards Exam

21

What does MTT and ORSE do?

Evaluates Reactor Department's ability to safely operate the reactors

22

What does SPM stand for?

Steam Plant Manual

23

What does RPM stand for?

Reactor Plant Manual

24

What type of fuel do the reactors use?

Enriched uranium

25

What does A4W stand for?

Aircraft Carrier Core, 4th Design, Westinghouse

26

What type of design is the reactor?

Pressurized Water

27

How does the reactor produce usable energy?

Heat produced from fission is used to create steam; steam powers the turbines for electricity and propulsion

28

What are the advantages of reactor power over fossil fuel?

-refueled only twice in a ship'a life-allows more fuel to be carried on board-does not release exhaust in the air that would make it harder for planes to land

29

What does RC stand for?

Reactor Controls

30

What does RE stand for?

Reactor Electrical

31

What does RL stand for?

Reactor Laboratory

32

What does RM stand for?

Reactor Mechanical

33

What does RA stand for?

Reactor Auxillaries

34

Classify our type of reactor

-Double reduction-Double helical-Articulated-Locked train-Folded

35

What does GV stand for?

Guard Valve

36

What does Trailed Shaft mean?

Main engine guard valve is shut

37

What does ABT stand for?

Automated Bus Transfer

38

What does MBT stand for?

Manual Bus Transfer

39

Why do we use a 4160V system?

Higher voltage, lower current, less equipment

40

What does EPCP stand for?

Electrical Plant Control Panel

41

What is the Voltage Regulator Unit?

Regulates voltage and provides voltage droop characteristic to share reactive loading

42

How does nuclear fission produce energy?

Neutron absorbed by uranium splits into neutrons, protons, and gammas

43

How many HPAC's do we have?

4

44

How many reboilers do we have?

2

45

Where are the reboilers located?

1A/4B shaft alleys

46

Why do we use reboilers?

To prevent contamination of the propulsion plant

47

What are some loads off the reboilers?

-laundry steam-galley steam-hot water heaters

48

How do we make potable water?

Distilling Units

49

Classify the D/U's

-6 stage-flash type-LP-100,000GPD

50

How many D/U's do we have?

4

51

Where are the D/U's located?

1&2 = MMR #13&4 = MMR #2

52

How much water is used by the propulsion plant per day?

200,000 gallons

53

How do we produce electrical power on board?

Ship's Service Turbine Generators

54

How many SSTG's do we have?

4

55

Where are the SSTG's located?

1&2 = MMR #13&4= MMR #2

56

What are the SSTG'S rated at?

4160V / 8MW

57

What is the back up to the SSTG'S?

Emergency Diesel Generators

58

How many EDG's do we have?

4

59

What is the primary purpose of the EDG's?

Supply power to the reactor pumps

60

What are the EDG's rated at?

4160V / 2MW

61

How many main engines do we have?

4

62

Explain the responsibilities of Reactor Controls

-all the electronic controls-alarms-protective functions of the reactor

63

Explain the responsibilities of Reactor Mechanical

Responsible for the mechanical and fluid support systems for the reactor and EDG's

64

Explain the responsibilities of Reactor Laboratory

-reactor and propulsion plant chemistry control-personnel dosimetry-all radiological controls aspects of the reactor plant.

65

Explain the responsibilities of Reactor Electrical

- ship's electrical distribution system- all electrical support systems for reactor

66

Explain the responsibilities of Reactor Propulsion (Machinery)

-steam propulsion plant-including the main engines, SSTG'S , D/U's, air compressors and associated equipment