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Most extraordinary passenger vessel since Robert Fulton’s Clermont, the N.S. (nuclear ship) Savannah can circle the globe almost 15 times on a single charge of nuclear fuel. This floating demonstration of the peaceful use of atomic energy already is setting new performance records. The Atomic Energy Commission and the Maritime Administration built the Savannah to be the safest ship afloat. Two thousand tons of lead and concrete shield its reactor. A two-foot thick shell of steel and redwood guards the reactor against collision damage.
And pump motors are insulated by special mica tapes (backed by glass cloth) supplied by Budd’s Polychem Division. Polychem developed the tapes for exceptional electrical insulation under extremes of heat and moisture. Tapes and plastics by Polychem build dependability into products ranging from TV to atomic and space applications, and set performance records of their own. To learn more about them, write E. F. Heffernan, VP, Polychem Division, The Budd Company, Newark, Delaware 19711.
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