United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Nuclear Power Plant Fire Protection — Fire Barriers (Subsystems Study Task 3) (NUREG/CR-0468, SAND78-1990)

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Manuscript Completed: January 1979
Date Published:
September 1979

Prepared by:
Earl E. Minor and Dennis L. Berry
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Operated by Sandia Corporation for the U. S. Department of Energy

Prepared for:
Engineering Methodology Standards Branch
Office of Standards Development
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Under Interagency Agreement DOE 40-550-75

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Abstract

Standards currently used in the fire protection field are analyzed in relation to their applicability to nuclear power stations and recommendations concerning their improvement are made. Results of mathematical analyses of typical fire barriers are given. Based on the temperature gradient established in the mathematical analyses, a stress analysis of poured concrete walls is described. Recommendations are made for followup studies and experiments.

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