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An overview of sodium-fire related studies in the UK

Abstract

In the six years since the last Sodium Fires Specialists Meeting (Hanford, May 1972) the UKAEA and the Construction Companies, now NPC, have concentrated on the commissioning and early operation of the prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) at Dounreay Nuclear Power Development Establishment. Rig support for PFR has continued at Risley Nuclear Power Development Laboratory with effort mainly directed to engineering and heat transfer studies; the fire protection and leak detection systems used have been based on information available in 1972. Over the same period the CEGB have shown an increasing interest in the Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Reactor system with a consequent increase in research work on the subject of sodium fires. The text and appendices of this overview reflect this spread of emphasis. The ignition characteristics, burning rates and smoke release fractions of free ambient pool fires have been studied and this is described. This paper covers the following topics as well: extinguishment of sodium fires; prevention and protection; aerosols, physical chemistry and codes.
Authors:
Bilsborough, R; [1]  Capp, P D; [2]  Newman, R N [3] 
  1. NPC, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire (United Kingdom)
  2. UKAEA, Atomic Energy Establishment Winfrith, Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset (United Kingdom)
  3. CEGB, Berkely Nuclear Laboratories, Berkley, Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1979
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-28
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFR specialists' meeting on sodium fires and prevention, Cadarache (France), 20-24 Nov 1987; Other Information: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Mar 1979; Related Information: In: Specialists' meeting on sodium fires and prevention. Summary report, 259 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AEROSOLS; FIRE EXTINGUISHERS; FIRE HAZARDS; FIRE PREVENTION; IGNITION; PFR REACTOR; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY; SMOKES; SODIUM
OSTI ID:
20236792
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0200850011357
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 12-32
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Bilsborough, R, Capp, P D, and Newman, R N. An overview of sodium-fire related studies in the UK. IAEA: N. p., 1979. Web.
Bilsborough, R, Capp, P D, & Newman, R N. An overview of sodium-fire related studies in the UK. IAEA.
Bilsborough, R, Capp, P D, and Newman, R N. 1979. "An overview of sodium-fire related studies in the UK." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20236792,
title = {An overview of sodium-fire related studies in the UK}
author = {Bilsborough, R, Capp, P D, and Newman, R N}
abstractNote = {In the six years since the last Sodium Fires Specialists Meeting (Hanford, May 1972) the UKAEA and the Construction Companies, now NPC, have concentrated on the commissioning and early operation of the prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) at Dounreay Nuclear Power Development Establishment. Rig support for PFR has continued at Risley Nuclear Power Development Laboratory with effort mainly directed to engineering and heat transfer studies; the fire protection and leak detection systems used have been based on information available in 1972. Over the same period the CEGB have shown an increasing interest in the Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Reactor system with a consequent increase in research work on the subject of sodium fires. The text and appendices of this overview reflect this spread of emphasis. The ignition characteristics, burning rates and smoke release fractions of free ambient pool fires have been studied and this is described. This paper covers the following topics as well: extinguishment of sodium fires; prevention and protection; aerosols, physical chemistry and codes.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1979}
month = {Mar}
}