Fires in nuclear power plants can be an important hazard for the overall safety of the facility. One of the typical fire sources is a pool fire. It is therefore important to have good knowledge on the fire behaviour of pool fire and be able to predict the heat release rate by prediction of the mass loss rate. This final report describes the state of the art within the area of pool fire modelling and the need for further development of pool fire models. As a result of the research in this project two new models are presented: one pyrolysis model and one engineering model. In the project the models were validated and pool fire experiments were included. Also a number of real case studies were incorporated to show the need for the development of pool fire models.
|Number of pages||96|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Bibliographical noteThis project is a co-financed project where the following other financing bodies are thanked for their contribution:
SSF (Strategic Research Foundation, Sweden)
VYR (State Nuclear Waste Management Fund, Finland)
Ringhals AB (Sweden)
Brandforsk (Swedish Board of fire research (PRISME project))
Finally the authors would like to thank all the partners in the OECD PRISME project for the discussions and cooperation in this project and especially IRSN (Institut de Radioprotections et de sûreté de nucléaire) in France for providing us with information, figures and data.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Other Engineering and Technologies
- Civil Engineering
- nuclear power plants
- pool fires