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Accession Number NUREG-1934
Title Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG).
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 305p
Personal Author M. H. Salley R. P. Kassawara
Abstract There is a movement to introduce risk-informed and performance-based (RI/PB) analyses into fire protection engineering practice, both domestically and worldwide. This movement exists in both the general fire protection and the nuclear power plant (NPP) fire protection communities. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has used risk-informed insights as a part of its regulatory decision making since the 1990s. In 2002, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) developed NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light-Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition. In July 2004, the NRC amended its fire protection requirements in Title 10, Section 50.48, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50.48) to permit existing reactor licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in NFPA 805 as an alternative to the existing deterministic fire protection requirements. In addition, the NPP fire protection community has been using RI/PB approaches and insights to support fire protection decision making in general. One key requirement in RI/PB fire protection is the availability of verified and validated (V&V) fire models that can reliably predict the consequences of fires. The U.S. NRC, together with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), conducted a research project to verify and validate five fire models that have been used for NPP applications. The results of this effort are documented in a seven volume NUREG report, NUREG-1824 (EPRI 1011999), Verification & Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications. This report provides guidance on the use of fire models in analyzing NPP fire protection issues.
Keywords Fire hazard analysis
Fire modeling
Fire protection
Fire protection communities
Fire protection requirements
National Fire Protection Association(NFPA)
Nuclear facilities
Nuclear power plant

Source Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
97I - Electric Power Production
Corporate Author Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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