Development and Testing of a Model for Fire Potential in Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG/CR-1819)

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Manuscript Completed: November 1980
Date Published:
November 1980

Prepared by:
R.W. Hockenbury and M.L. Yeater
Department of Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12181

Prepared for:
Division of Systems and Reliability Research
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

NRC FIN B-6302

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Approximately 235 fire events have been examined, classified and analyzed for various probability factors related to fires in nuclear facilities. The fire incident data bank is computerized thus making the information readily accessible for simple sorting. The observed fire events have been used to aid in the construction of preliminary models for estimating the risk due to fires in nuclear power plants. Various aspects of the models are presented, including features to incorporate in second-phase modeling efforts.

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