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Need for a probabilistic fire analysis at nuclear power plants; Necesidad de un analisis probabilista de incendios en una central nuclear

Abstract

Although fire protection standards for nuclear power plants cover a wide scope and are constantly being updated, the existence of certain constraints makes it difficult to precisely evaluate plant response to different postulatable fires. These constraints involve limitations such as: - Physical obstacles which impede the implementation of standards in certain cases; - Absence of general standards which cover all the situations which could arise in practice; - Possible temporary noncompliance of safety measures owing to unforeseen circumstances; - The fact that a fire protection standard cannot possibly take into account additional damages occurring simultaneously with the fire; Based on the experience of the ASCO NPP PSA developed within the framework of the joint venture, INITEC-INYPSA-EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS, this paper seeks to justify the need for a probabilistic analysis to overcome the limitations detected in general application of prevailing standards. (author)
Authors:
Calabuig Beneyto, J L; [1]  Ibanez Aparicio, J [2] 
  1. Empresarios Agrupados, A.I.E., Madrid (Spain)
  2. Asociacion Nuclear ASCO, Barcelona (Spain)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 1993
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-236
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18. annual reunion of the Spanish Nuclear Society, Puerto de Santa Maria (Spain), 28 Oct 1992; Other Information: 1 fig; Related Information: In: Papers presented at congresses and conferences - 1992, Ponencias presentadas a congresos y conferencias - 1992, 534 pages.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FIRE PREVENTION; FIRES; JOINT VENTURES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; SAFETY; STANDARDS
OSTI ID:
20740504
Research Organizations:
Empresarios Agrupados, A.I.E., Madrid (Spain)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 84-604-8403-3; TRN: XA04N2856050320
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 323-331
Announcement Date:
Jun 16, 2006

Citation Formats

Calabuig Beneyto, J L, and Ibanez Aparicio, J. Need for a probabilistic fire analysis at nuclear power plants; Necesidad de un analisis probabilista de incendios en una central nuclear. IAEA: N. p., 1993. Web.
Calabuig Beneyto, J L, & Ibanez Aparicio, J. Need for a probabilistic fire analysis at nuclear power plants; Necesidad de un analisis probabilista de incendios en una central nuclear. IAEA.
Calabuig Beneyto, J L, and Ibanez Aparicio, J. 1993. "Need for a probabilistic fire analysis at nuclear power plants; Necesidad de un analisis probabilista de incendios en una central nuclear." IAEA.
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author = {Calabuig Beneyto, J L, and Ibanez Aparicio, J}
abstractNote = {Although fire protection standards for nuclear power plants cover a wide scope and are constantly being updated, the existence of certain constraints makes it difficult to precisely evaluate plant response to different postulatable fires. These constraints involve limitations such as: - Physical obstacles which impede the implementation of standards in certain cases; - Absence of general standards which cover all the situations which could arise in practice; - Possible temporary noncompliance of safety measures owing to unforeseen circumstances; - The fact that a fire protection standard cannot possibly take into account additional damages occurring simultaneously with the fire; Based on the experience of the ASCO NPP PSA developed within the framework of the joint venture, INITEC-INYPSA-EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS, this paper seeks to justify the need for a probabilistic analysis to overcome the limitations detected in general application of prevailing standards. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}