The Spherical Containment Shell of the Dresden Station

by L.P. Zick,
J.T. Dunn,
J.B. Maher,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


Unusual problems encountered in fabricating and erecting 190 ft diam self-supporting leak-tight spherical pressure vessel; special features which make this 29.5 psig pressure vessel useable as containment housing around nuclear power plant include dual support system, access locks and unusual shell penetrations.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Fabrication | Leakage | Containment vessels | Housing | Nuclear power

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