Post Core Hot Operations
The NJY recently completed a major construction milestone of Post Core Hot Operations. This is a series of tests and operation in the engineering plant following installation of the reactor core.
This was the first time in the ship’s life the engineering plant was heated up to operating temperatures. Testing covered all of the reactor safety features and mechanical safety features. The entire engineering department was in shift work providing around the clock coverage. Our months of training and preparation paid off and resulted in our combined team completing the evolution almost a week sooner than planned.
The crew of the NJY continues to excel and has completed each testing milestone in less than the time predicted!