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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