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Title: Aging assessment for active fire protection systems

Abstract

This study assessed the impact of aging on the performance and reliability of active fire protection systems including both fixed fire suppression and fixed fire detection systems. The experience base shows that most nuclear power plants have an aggressive maintenance and testing program and are finding degraded fire protection system components before a failure occurs. Also, from the data reviewed it is clear that the risk impact of fire protection system aging is low. However, it is assumed that a more aggressive maintenance and testing program involving preventive diagnostics may reduce the risk impact even further.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (United States)
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
89538
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-1361
ON: DE95015733; TRN: 95:017879
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; FIRE FIGHTING; SMOKE DETECTORS; AGING; RELIABILITY; FAILURES

Citation Formats

Ross, S B, Nowlen, S P, and Tanaka, T. Aging assessment for active fire protection systems. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/89538.
Ross, S B, Nowlen, S P, & Tanaka, T. Aging assessment for active fire protection systems. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/89538
Ross, S B, Nowlen, S P, and Tanaka, T. Thu . "Aging assessment for active fire protection systems". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/89538. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/89538.
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author = {Ross, S B and Nowlen, S P and Tanaka, T},
abstractNote = {This study assessed the impact of aging on the performance and reliability of active fire protection systems including both fixed fire suppression and fixed fire detection systems. The experience base shows that most nuclear power plants have an aggressive maintenance and testing program and are finding degraded fire protection system components before a failure occurs. Also, from the data reviewed it is clear that the risk impact of fire protection system aging is low. However, it is assumed that a more aggressive maintenance and testing program involving preventive diagnostics may reduce the risk impact even further.},
doi = {10.2172/89538},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/89538}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {6}
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