Major fire occurred at Armenian NPP (ANPP) in October 1982 showed that fire-induced initiating events (IE) can have dominant contribution in overall risk of core damage. Probabilistic Safety Assessment study for fire-induced initiating events for ANPP was initiated in 2002. Analysis was performed for compartments fires in which could result in failure of components which are necessary for reactor cold shutdown. Analysis shows that main risk from fire at ANPP is conditioned by fire in cable tunnels 61–64. Meanwhile fire in confinement compartments don’t have significant contribution to overall risk of core damage. The exception is so called “confinement valves’ compartment” (room #A-013/2) fire (more than 7.5% of CDF) in which fire could result in the loss of coolant accident with unavailability of primary makeup system, which directly leads to core damage. Detailed analysis of this problem that is common for typical WWER-440/230 reactors with no hermetic MCPs and recommendations for solution are presented in this paper.
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Fire Risk Analysis for Armenian NPP Confinement
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Poghosyan, S, Malkhasyan, A, Bznuni, S, & Amirjanyan, A. "Fire Risk Analysis for Armenian NPP Confinement." Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 5: Safety and Security; Low Level Waste Management, Decontamination and Decommissioning; Nuclear Industry Forum. Miami, Florida, USA. July 17–20, 2006. pp. 125-129. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE14-89251
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