Fire safety

Olavi Keski-Rahkonen, Jouni Björkman, Simo Hostikka, Johan Mangs, Risto Huhtanen, Helge Palmen, Arto Salminen, Antti Turtola

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Abstract

According to experience and probabilistic risk assessments, fires present a significant hazard in a nuclear power plant. Fires may be initial events for accidents or affect safety systems planned to prevent accidents and to mitigate their consequences. The project consists of theoretical work, experiments and simulations aiming to increase the fire safety at nuclear power plants. The project has four target areas: · to produce validated models for numerical simulation programmes, · to produce new information on the behavior of equipment in case of fire, · to study applicability of new active fire protecting systems in nuclear power plants, and · to obtain quantitative knowledge of ignitions induced by important electric devices in nuclear power plants. The topics explained below in detail have been solved mainly experimentally, but modelling at different level is used to interpret experimental data, and to allow easy generalisation and engineering use of the obtained data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis of achievements 1995-1998
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages281-307
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5264-4
ISBN (Print)951-38-5263-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995−1998 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 7 Dec 19987 Dec 1998

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number190
ISSN0357-9387

Conference

ConferenceRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period7/12/987/12/98

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Fires
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Accidents
Security systems
Risk assessment
Ignition
Hazards
Computer simulation
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Keski-Rahkonen, O., Björkman, J., Hostikka, S., Mangs, J., Huhtanen, R., Palmen, H., ... Turtola, A. (1998). Fire safety. In RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998 (pp. 281-307). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 190
Keski-Rahkonen, Olavi ; Björkman, Jouni ; Hostikka, Simo ; Mangs, Johan ; Huhtanen, Risto ; Palmen, Helge ; Salminen, Arto ; Turtola, Antti. / Fire safety. RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1998. pp. 281-307 (VTT Symposium; No. 190).
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Keski-Rahkonen, O, Björkman, J, Hostikka, S, Mangs, J, Huhtanen, R, Palmen, H, Salminen, A & Turtola, A 1998, Fire safety. in RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 190, pp. 281-307, RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants, Espoo, Finland, 7/12/98.

Fire safety. / Keski-Rahkonen, Olavi; Björkman, Jouni; Hostikka, Simo; Mangs, Johan; Huhtanen, Risto; Palmen, Helge; Salminen, Arto; Turtola, Antti.

RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1998. p. 281-307 (VTT Symposium; No. 190).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Keski-Rahkonen O, Björkman J, Hostikka S, Mangs J, Huhtanen R, Palmen H et al. Fire safety. In RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 1998. p. 281-307. (VTT Symposium; No. 190).