A Preliminary Report on Fire Protection Research Program, Fire Barriers and Suppression (September 15, 1978 Test) (NUREG/CR-0596, SAND78-2238)
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Manuscript Completed: November 1978
Date Published: December 1978
Leo J. Klamerus
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Operated by Sandia Corporation for the for the U.S. Department of Energy
Division of Reactor Safety Research
Office of Water Reactor Safety Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Under Interagency Agreement DOE 40-550-75
NRC FIN A-1010
A full-scale fire test was conducted at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. on September 15, 1978. The test was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a ceramic fiber blanket and automatic fire suppression system to protect cables in a vertical cable tray configuration that is currently permitted by separation criteria guidelines. An open pool fire fueled by liquid hydrocarbon was used. This was one of a series of tests to demonstrate the response of various cable arrangements and fire protection features in exposure fires.