Fire Research Program
The Fire Research Branch in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research plans, develops, and manages the safety- and risk-related Fire Research Program for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Through this state-of-the-art program, the staff supports other NRC offices by developing and validating fire analysis methodologies and supporting data. The staff then uses the results of its research activities as the basis for recommending improvements in NRC programs and/or processes to risk-inform regulations and achieve the desired outcomes of enhanced safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. For detail, see the following pages:
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In addition, Chapter 7 of NUREG-1925 provides detailed descriptions of the types of activities that the staff performs to establish a solid foundation for the agency’s Fire Safety Research.
- Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilities
- Fire Human Reliability Analysis Methods Development
- Fire Modeling Activities
- Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations During Fire (CHRISTIFIRE)
- Direct Current Electrical Shorting in Response to Exposure Fire (DESIREEFIRE)
- Fire Effects on Electrical Cables and Impact on Nuclear Power Plant System Performance: Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) and Expert Elicitation Programs
- Beyond-Design-Basis Fires for Spent Fuel Transportation: Shipping Cask Seal Performance Testing
- Training Programs for Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Human Reliability Analysis, and Fire Modeling
- Fire Research and Regulation Knowledge Management