Light Water Reactor Hydrogen Manual (NUREG/CR-2726, SAND82-1137)

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Manuscript Completed: January 1983
Date Published:
June 1983

Prepared by:
Allen L. Camp, John C. Cummings, and Martin P. Sherman
Sandia National Laboratories


Chester F. Kupiec, Robert J. Healy, Jeffrey S. Caplan, John R. Sandhop, James H. Saunders
General Physics Corporation

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
Operated by Sandia Corporation
for the U.S. Department of Energy
Under Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789

Prepared for:
Division of Accident Evaluation
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Under Memorandum of Understanding DOE 40-550-75

NRC FIN A-1246

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A manual concerning the behavior of hydrogen in light water reactors has been prepared. Both normal operations and accident situations are addressed. Topics considered include hydrogen generation, transport and mixing, detection, and combustion, and mitigation. Basic physical and chemical phenomena are described, and plant-specific examples are provided where appropriate. A wide variety of readers, including operators, designers, and NRC staff, will find parts of this manual useful. Different sections are written at different levels, according to the most likely audience. The manual is not intended to provide specific plant procedures, but rather, to provide general guidance that may assist in the development of such procedures.

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