What We Do at the Bettis Laboratory
Bettis plays a key role in all aspects of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion
Program but the Laboratory's functions can be categorized by three main
- First, Bettis performs fundamental research in many technical disciplines
so as to develop better materials, chemistry controlled environments,
and components for improved Navy nuclear propulsion technology.
- Second, Bettis applies theoretical knowledge, sophisticated testing,
and great computational power to the design of new reactor and propulsion
systems and components that will be installed on new or existing Navy
surface ships and submarines. Newly designed components are built by
vendors with Bettis oversight and then thoroughly tested.
- Third, Bettis supports the existing Navy nuclear fleet by providing
technical expertise during new construction, periodic maintenance, and
refueling of surface ships and submarines. The Laboratory also trains
enlisted and officer propulsion plant operators at its Charleston, South
Carolina facility, and operates a one-of-a-kind reactor core examination
facility at its Idaho Falls, Idaho location.
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