Incidents that require emergency operating procedures [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1953. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 42 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- All foreseeable emergencies are adequately forestalled by installing in the reactor areas of the Savannah River Plant a number of pieces of auxiliary equipment. This precaution is taken in order to prevent permanent damage to the main equipment and to contain the radioactive material in the restricted areas of the plant. However, in the unlikely event of failure of some pieces of the main and/or auxiliary equipment, it is necessary that the operators take coordinated emergency action in order to prevent damage and hazard. In some cases swift action is called for. Because there are many pieces of equipment, all of which can conceivably be said to be subject to failure or faulty operation, one could postulate an astronomical number of failure incidents, each one different. But many of these would be highly improbable or call for the same emergency action. On the master incident sheet, Table 1, there are defined twenty such incidents, which represent a fair cross section of the possibilities. In compiling this table, the authors have kept in mind all of the worst reactor accidents that have occurred in the US and Canada and those minor equipment failures that have occurred at SRP before the startup of the reactors. In addition, there are one or two in the table that are almost impossible to conceive in any reasonable frame of probability; these represent limiting cases insofar as hazard is concerned. The consequences of the incidents mentioned in Table 1 are the results to be expected if the unaffected equipment functions properly, but the operators take no emergency action. For those cases in which damage is to be expected, emergency action by the operators can greatly reduce or eliminate entirely the damage and spread of radioactivity. As a means of showing what actions are necessary and how rapidly they must be accomplished, the twenty incidents considered in this report are analyzed in more detail on the sheets labeled INCIDENT No.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/27/1953., "dpw--53-1402-del.ver.", " sr/h--825", "DE95001670", Menegus, R.L.; Brinn, M.S.; Neill, J.S.; Ring, H.F., and Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Wilmington, DE (United States). Explosives Dept.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Topical; 11/01/1953 - 11/01/1953
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