A summary of the Fire Testing Program at the German HDR Test Facility

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This report provides an overview of the fire safety experiments performed under the sponsorship of the German government in the containment building of the decommissioned pilot nuclear power plant known as HDR. This structure is a highly complex, multi-compartment, multi-level building which has been used as the test bed for a wide range of nuclear power plant operation safety experiments. These experiments have included numerous fire tests. Test fire fuel sources have included gas burners, wood cribs, oil pools, nozzle release oil fires, and cable in cable trays. A wide range of ventilation conditions including full natural ventilation, full forced ... continued below

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Nowlen, S.P. November 1, 1995.

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  • Nowlen, S.P. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Publisher Info: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering Technology
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report provides an overview of the fire safety experiments performed under the sponsorship of the German government in the containment building of the decommissioned pilot nuclear power plant known as HDR. This structure is a highly complex, multi-compartment, multi-level building which has been used as the test bed for a wide range of nuclear power plant operation safety experiments. These experiments have included numerous fire tests. Test fire fuel sources have included gas burners, wood cribs, oil pools, nozzle release oil fires, and cable in cable trays. A wide range of ventilation conditions including full natural ventilation, full forced ventilation, and combined natural and forced ventilation have been evaluated. During most of the tests, the fire products mixed freely with the full containment volume. Macro-scale building circulation patterns which were very sensitive to such factors as ventilation configuration were observed and characterized. Testing also included the evaluation of selective area pressurization schemes as a means of smoke control for emergency access and evacuation stairwells.

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INIS; OSTI as TI96002834

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  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995

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  • Other: TI96002834
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6173
  • Report No.: SAND--94-1795
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/146789 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 146789
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624976

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Nowlen, S.P. A summary of the Fire Testing Program at the German HDR Test Facility, report, November 1, 1995; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624976/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.