Fire Protection Research Program for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1975-1981 (NUREG/CR-2607)
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Donald A. Dube
Systems Safety Technology Division
Date Published: April 1983
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
operated by Sandia Corporation
for the U. S. Department of Energy
Division of Engineering Technology
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
Under Memorandum of Understanding DOE 40-550-75
NRC FIN No. A1010
Since early 1975, Sandia National Laboratories has been conducting fire protection research for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Testing has been done on grouped electrical cable fires including electrical initiation, fire propagation, the effects of fire retardant coatings and barriers, suppression, and characterization of the damageability of electrical cables. In addition, several studies of a more generic nature such as fire detection, ventilation, and fire-hazards analysis methodologies were performed.
This report condenses all of the test results, reports, papers, and research findings of the past seven years. Research conducted by contractors to Sandia National Laboratories is also summarized.