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Fire protection in the operational safety of nuclear installations Current trends and issues

Funded under: FP6-JRC


This report summarizes the state of the art engineering approaches in the field of fire protection for nuclear installations and identifies the challenges posed by large fire scenarios on plant safety, where conventional assessment techniques are only partially applicable, in view of the development of safety strategies for a safe plant shutdown.
The final set of recommendations and research needs addresses material properties investigation, deterministic and probabilistic safety assessment of systems, structures and components and their capacity to withstand large fires ignited at the site by both internal and external sources.

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Authors: AULAMO H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);CONTRI P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22642 EN (2006), 24 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200718948 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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