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

Prepared by:
Leo J. Klamerus
Sandia Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Operated by Sandia Corporation for the for the U.S. Department of Energy

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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

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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.

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