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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2017 at 2:16pm
Qualified as RO on 610 in 1963 but I can't recall any Main Steam valve switches or indicator lights on the RPCP.  There were switches/lights for MC valves, etc., but MS valves I don't recall.  Doesn't mean they weren't there but . . .? Embarrassed

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dantini Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2017 at 4:00pm
Dr. Stan let me test your memory:  As an RO on the 610 when you had a scram, didn't you first shift the MCPs from fast to slow (if they were running in fast) and then shut MS 1 & 2?  Who else besides the RO would have shut those valves?  That was before Thresher went down.  After that, MS 1 & 2 were not shut as a matter of fact depending upon the cause of the scram, and a possible rapid restart of the Reactor was commenced with an emergency high power startup rate allowed.
 
Sewer pipe - that would be the 637 not the 627 class  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sewer Pipe Snipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2017 at 5:06pm
You mean I was right and only thought I was wrong? This getting old just isn't that much fun. Forgetting stuff from 45 years ago shows my mind is slipping. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 1:37pm
Originally posted by Dantini Dantini wrote:

Dr. Stan let me test your memory:  As an RO on the 610 when you had a scram, didn't you first shift the MCPs from fast to slow (if they were running in fast) and then shut MS 1 & 2?  Who else besides the RO would have shut those valves?  That was before Thresher went down.  After that, MS 1 & 2 were not shut as a matter of fact depending upon the cause of the scram, and a possible rapid restart of the Reactor was commenced with an emergency high power startup rate allowed.

Well, Dan, I have not seen or even thought much about an RPCP in 49 years so my memory has faded somewhat.  Further, I was sitting at the RPCP at S1W when I heard the news about the Thresher, so when I qualified on the Edison toward the end of 1963 the procedures may have been changed.  However, the MS switches would likely not have been relocated; so, apparently, I have just forgotten about them.  However, I do remember some switches like the MCP, MCV and, in particular, the In-Hold-Out switch.   So, even though my memory is like Swiss cheese (i.e., full of holes) some traces do remain.  But, sadly, I failed your MS switch test. Ouch Embarrassed

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 1:42pm
I also failed the location part.  !@#$%&
All of us have referred to the SPGP, RPCP, and EPCP.

Actually it was the SPGB, was it not?  Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dantini Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 2:34pm
No problem Dr. Stan,.  My memory is fading fast too.
 
Saltidawg; the panels are the EPCP - Electric Plant Control Panel. RPCP - Reactor Plant Control Panel, and the SPCP-  Steam Plant Control Panel.
 
You may be confusing the SPCP with SGWLCP (Squiggle) the Steam Generator Water Level Control Panel which was located in AMR #2 upper level.
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No confusion - I may well be mistaken, however.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 7:45pm
Did some more homework, and I can not find a single reference to SPGB anywhere.  However, on my first Nuke, the CO insisted that EOOWs had to qualify fully at all subordinate watch stations. When I had my EOOW Final Board I was not left with a bunch of oolies to look up.
Lt. Bell asked me to name the three aft-facing "panels" in Maneuvering.
I gave the stock answer, he signed me off, and told me to check on the nameplates.
I did. Had Capt. White later asked me that question I would have answered to include SPGB. (He asked me no questions, but rather told me he was proud of me and gave me a talk on responsibility.)

I'm quite sure he gave me the same talk when I qualified OOD and also in Submarines.Thumbs Up



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