United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fire-Induced Circuit Faults

Melted insulation causes the conductors to touch and circuit to fail
Melted insulation causes the conductors to touch and circuit to fail

Electrical circuit protection is an important part of the fire protection programs used to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of the environment. Plant fires involving electrical cables could affect proper operation of the equipment needed to shut down the plant. For additional information, see the following related pages:

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