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THE MEASURED HEAT RELEASE RATES OF TRANSIENT FUEL ITEMS FOUND IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

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Author(s)

Jason E. Floyd, Kevin B. McGrattan, Matthew Bundy

Abstract

Fire is one of the significant contributors to the overall risk of core damage at a nuclear power plant (NPP). Potential sources of fire include permanent plant equipment such as motors, transformers, and electrical enclosures and combustibles that might be present due to maintenance and surveillance operations. These non-permanent sources are considered transient combustibles, and they could potentially be located in any area of the plant where there is personnel access. In most plants these transient materials wind up as the number two or three source of fire risk.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering
Conference Dates
July 1-3, 2019
Conference Location
London, UK
Conference Title
15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering

Keywords

Fire, Nuclear Power Plants, Transient Combustibles

Citation

Floyd, J. , McGrattan, K. and Bundy, M. (2019), THE MEASURED HEAT RELEASE RATES OF TRANSIENT FUEL ITEMS FOUND IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering, London, UK, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927882 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created June 30, 2019, Updated October 12, 2021