Risk assessment of major fires in an HTGR plant [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1980.
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- Pages: 24 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The HTGR Risk Assessment Study has been extended to include major fires as initiating events. The major aspects of this study have included the development of methodology, the collection and interpretation of fire experience data and the application of these methods and data to an HTGR plant. Qualitative and quantitative methods were derived to screen a nuclear plant layout and identify important fire locations. A fire propagation model was used in conjunction with experience data and detailed fault tree analyses to estimate common cause failure probabilities associated with a spectrum of potential fires. It was determined that fires make a significant contribution to the HTGR risk assessment only at accident frequency levels below 10/sup -7//reactor-year.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/1980., "ga-a-15622", " conf-800403-38", ANS thermal reactor safety meeting, Knoxville, TN, USA, 8 Apr 1980., Fleming, K.N., and General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA (USA)
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