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MG-508

SHIPPINGPORT ATOMIC POWER STATION COLLECTION

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{series #508m.1}
accession #3131

MG-508

Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection



CONTEMPORARY PUBLICATIONS, 1955-1980.
(4 folders)

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folder 1-Brochure: "Shippingport Atomic Power Station Dedication, May 26, 1958."

folder 2-Typescript: "Description of the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Power Plant at Shippingport, PA," May 25, 1955.

folder 3-Westinghouse Photograph #78360: "Finishing Touches on Shippingport Reactor," December 1957.

folder 4-Presentation Ceremony Program: "Historic Achievement Recognized: Shippingport Atomic Power Station, A National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, May 20, 1980.




{series #508m.2}
accession #3131

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Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection


RESEARCH MATERIALS, 1990-2008. (7 folders)

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folder 5-News accounts of the 50th Anniversary of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station held on December 18, 2007 and two data CDs containing historical photographs of the Shippingport plant as well as the digitized video of the September 6, 1954 groundbreaking.

folder 6-Transcript: "Energy Resources and our Future," - Remarks by Admiral Hyman Rickover delivered on May 14, 1957 to the Annual Scientific Assembly of the Minnesota State Medical Association, published December 2, 2006 by Energy Bulletin.

folder 7-Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fact Sheets on the Three Mile Island Accident and on Probabalistic Risk Assessment.

folder 8-"The Future of Nuclear Power: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003.

folder 9-Photocopy: "Nuclear Power Goes Online: A History of Shippingport" by William Beaver (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.)

folder 10-Photocopy: "Nuclear Power from Underseas to Outer Space" by John W. Simpson (LaGrange Park, IL: American Nuclear Society, 1995). (John W. Simpson headed the Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory and this treatise contains two chapters on Westinghouse's role in constructing the Shippingport Atomic Power Station.)

folder 11-"'Atoms for Peace' in Pennsylvania: The Story of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station," Original Draft - September 2008; 1 copy of the energy-themed issue of Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine, Spring 2009 containing the final version of the article.



{series #508m.3}
accession #3150

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Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection


PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS OF PLANT CONSTRUCTION AND REACTOR INSTALLATION, 1954-1965 (3 folders)

folder 12

Images Depicting Plant Construction and Installation of the First reactor Core:
"Aerial View of the Site with Boundaries Marked," April 1954
"Aerial View of the Site," April 1954
"Aerial View of the Site," April 1954
"View of Construction Site," September 10, 1955
"View of Construction," October 10, 1955
"View of Construction," December 26, 1955
"View of Construction," January 26, 1956
"Aerial View of the PWR Nuclear Power Plant Looking North," February 20, 1956
"View of the Interior of the Fuel Handling Canal Looking South," April 6, 1956
"Aerial View of the PWR Nuclear Power Plant Looking East," April 28, 1956
"View of Construction," July 10, 1956
"View of Main Crane," July 20, 1956
"Reactor Vessel having Shipping Supports Removed," October 10, 1956
"Reactor Vessel Transported to Building," [October 10, 1956]
"Reactor Vessel being tilted upward," October, 1956
"Reactor Vessel being tilted upward," October, 1956 (2nd copy)
"Reactor Vessel being lowered into Building," October, 1956
"No. 2," [October 10, 1956]
"Generator on Arrival to Plant," January 11, 1957
"View of Cribbing and Rollers South Side of Generator," January 16, 1957
"Babcock and Wilcox Generator," October 10, 1956
"View Inside the Reactor Vessel," February 11,1957
"Installed Main Coolant Pump and 18" Valve in West Boiler Container," February 11, 1957
"Left Center-Installed 18" Hydraulic Stop Valve and 6" Surge Line for Loop #1 -Center-Installed Expansion Tank on Reactor Vessel," April 10, 1957
"Erecting Monitored Drain Tanks, Test Tanks and Special Monitored Drain Tanks in the Waste Disposal Area," April 10, 1957
"Installation of the 100,000 KW Turbine," June 10, 1957
"Trial Insertion of the Thermal Shields using the Special Handling Equipment," July 10, 1957
"Completely Insulated Pressurizer with electrical Heater Junction Boxes, Cables and Stick Heaters," September 10, 1957
"Core Being Transported Over the Fuel Canal From the Core Erection Area to the Reactor Vessel," October 10, 1957
"Core Being Lowered into the Reactor Vessel by Means of an Alignment Jig," October 10, 1957
"Plan View of Reactor Pit Showing Core Installed in Reactor Vessel," October 10, 1957
"View of the Air Lock at West End of Auxiliary Container," December 10, 1957
"Lowering the Cable Support Ring on to the Final Closure Head," December 10, 1957
"Lowering the Dome on the Reactor Vessel," December 10, 1957
"Installation of the Final Closure Head," December 10, 1957
Color print of the top of the Reactor Head [undated, probably October 10, 1957]
B&W Print of the top of Reactor Head [undated, probably October 10, 1957]

folder 13

Photographs Depicting Installation of the Second Reactor Core:
"PWR-2 Thermal Shield Centered Over Reactor Vessel," April 11, 1964
"PWR-2 Core Cartridge Being Lowered into Reactor Vessel, Surrounded by Workmen" April 14, 1964
"PWR-2 Core Cartridge Being Lowered into Reactor Pit," April 14, 1964
"'C' Loop-View of Temporary Lashing and Failed Clip Hanger in Northeast Corner Looking West," December 2, 1964
"'C' Loop-Another View of Temporary Lashing and Failed Clip Hanger in Northeast Corner, Looking West," December 2, 1964
"Replacement of Core 1 with Core 2 - Transporting Dome to Reactor Pit," March 12, 1965
"PWR-2, View of Dome Installed with Lifting Slings Removed," March 12, 1965
"'A' Loop-front End F.W. Unit Showing Ladder to Upper Platform, Risers and Downcomers, and Upper Portion of Main Coolant Pump," April 21, 1965
"'A' Loop-General View along South Side of F.W. Unit Showing Risers and Downcomers, Platforms and Main Coolant Pump," April 21, 1965
"'A' Loop-Bottom Support Catch System Exterior for F.W. Unit Showing Concrete Piers, Support Stands, and Stiffeners for Double Rings at West End," April 21, 1965
"'B' Loop-General View of Upper Section of Main Coolant Pump," April 21, 1965
"'C' Loop-General Arrangement of Risers and Downcomers of Babcock and Wilcox Unit," April 21, 1965
"'C' Loop-Downcomer Arrangement Along South side of Babcock and Wilcox Unit," April 21, 1965
"'C' Loop-Front End of Steam Drum of Babcock and Wilcox Unit Showing Upper Walkway," April 21, 1965
"'D' Loop-Main Coolant Pump Front End of F.W. Heat Exchanger Along North Side," April 21, 1965
"PWR-2 Modifications, General View of Main Steam Piping on B-2 Level in Turbine Plate, Looking west," April 21, 1965
"PWR-2 Modifications, Auxiliary Chamber - East Side of Pressurizer Vessel After Patchwork Insulation," April 21, 1965

folder 14

5 undated and uncaptioned photographs associated with the original construction of the plant, including one depicting Admiral Hyman Rickover on site.

13 undated and uncaptioned B@W photographs associated with the installation of the second reactor core at Shippingport in 1965 that increased the plant generating capacity to 100 Megawatts.

1 undated color transparency depicting the top of the Reactor Vessel, ca 1965.



{series #508m.4}
accession #3150

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Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection


PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS OF TECHNICAL DIAGRAMS AND PLASTIC CUTAWAY MODELS, [undated] (1 folder}

folder 15

Color image of a cutaway model of the original Shippingport reactor.
B@W image of cutaway model of reactor coolant system.
B@W image of cutaway model of reactor coolant system and reactor vessel assembly.
B@W image of cutaway model depicting two of the Boiler Compartments.
B@W image of cutaway model depicting two of the Boiler Compartments.
B@W image of a model depicting the Boiler Compartments flanking the central Reactor Assembly
B@W close-up image of a model depicting coolant enclosure.
B@W Cross Section Depicting the PWR Canal and Reactor.
Color image of cutaway model depicting coolant pump and presurrizer tanks.
B@W image of cutaway cross section depicting the entire building.
B@W image of cutaway cross section of building with captions labeling the various components.
B@W image of cutaway cross section depicting the building foundation.
B@W image of cutaway cross section depicting the building foundation with the various chambers labeled.
B@W diagram depicting the Fuel Handling Canal and Equipment.
B@W diagram depicting the Reactor Plant Container and External Shield.
B@W cutaway image depicting the Auxiliary Chamber and two Boiler Chambers
Color image of plastic model of the entire Shippingport Plant Complex.
Color image of plastic model of entire Shippingport Plant Complex from a slightly different angle and a longer view.
Color image of cutaway model depicting the Auxiliary Chamber and Boiler Chamber.
B@W image of cutaway model depicting the Reactor Assembly
B@W diagram depicting the Babcock and Wilcox Steam Generator.
B@W image of cutaway model depicting a Boiler Chamber.
B@W image of a cutaway model depicting a Blowoff Tank and a Pressurizer.
B@W image of a cutaway model of the top of the Reactor Assembly.
B@W image of a cutaway model of the entire Reactor Assembly.
B@W cutaway diagram depicting the Foster-Wheeler Steam Generator.
B@W diagram depicting the PWR Primary Plumbing System.
B@W diagram depicting the entire PWR Primary Coolant Loop.
B@W diagram depicting the PWR Reactor Fluid Systems.
B@W cutaway diagram depicting one of the coolant loops.
B@W cutaway View of Main Steam Turbine.
B@W Shippingport Power Station Heat Balance Diagram.
B@W Chart of Shippingport Plant Design Criteria
B@W Chart Depicting the PWR Reactor Plant Cycle.
B@W diagrams Comparing PWR Core 1 and Core 2 Cross Sections
B@W diagrams Comparing Core 1 and Core 2 Reactors.
B@W diagram depicting Original PWR Pressure Vessel and Core.
B@W diagram depicting the Plumbing Loops.
B@W diagram depicting the Shippingport Power Station Heat Balance.
B@W diagram depicting Steam Flow from Reactor to Turbine.
B@W diagram depicting the PWR Project Personnell Access Locks for the Reactor Plant Container.
B@W diagram depicting the Pressurizing System.
B@W diagram depicting a Westinghouse Main Coolant Pump.
B@W diagram depicting a Westinghouse Main Coolant Pump with components labeled.
B@W diagram depicting Steam Pressurizer with components labeled.
B@W diagram depicting a 16-inch Cylinder Operated Stop Valve.


{series #508m.5}
accession #3150

MG-508

Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection


COMPACT DISC PREPARED BY FIRST ENERGY NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY CONTAINING IMAGES OF HISTORIC SHIPPINGPORT PHOTOGRAPHS, 2009 (1 item)

folder 16

"Shippingport Atomic Power Station Historic Photographs Donated by: Stanley Focht, Michael D. Banko III, and Clarence Williams," scanned by First Energy Corporation and GAI Consultants, Inc., 2009. Included is a powerpoint presentation on Shippingpoint featuring construction photographs taken by Mahan & Wright Studios of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania between 1956 and 1957.



{series #508m.6}
accession #3150

MG-508

Shippingport Atomic Power Station Collection


PRINTED REPORT: "LIGHT WATER BREEDER REACTOR (LWBR)," UNITED STATES ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, 1975 (1 item)

folder 16

Report on the reactor design, engineering performance criteria, and the safety and environmental impacts of the Light Water Breeder Reactor then being developed by Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and Westinghouse Electric Corporation for installation at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station.