Fire Environment Determination in the LaSalle Nuclear Power Plant Control Room (NUREG/CR-5037, BNL-NUREG-52106)

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Manuscript Completed: March 1987
Date Published:
October 1987

Prepared by:
John L. Usher and John L. Boccio
Reliability and Physical Analysis Group
Department of Nuclear Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973
Under Contract No. DE-AC02-76CH00016

Prepared for:
Electrical Engineering Branch
Division of Engineering Technology
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

NRC FIN A-3252

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One of the objectives of the Fire Protection Research Program (FPRP) of the U.S. NRC is to improve the modeling of environments caused by fires in typical nuclear power plant enclosures. A three-dimensional fluid dynamics computer code (PHOENICS) has been adapted as a field-model fire code (SAFFIRE) for this purpose. The model has been applied to simulate two distinct fires in the control room of the LaSalle County power plant. The environments determined illustrate hazardous potential for both personnel and equipment.

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