Fire Mitigation by Partitioning a Sodium Loop Building

화재완화를 위한 소듐 루프 건물의 구획화

  • 김병호 (한국원자력연구소 소듐기술실험) ;
  • 권상운 (한국원자력연구소 소듐기술실험) ;
  • 정경채 (한국원자력연구소 소듐기술실험) ;
  • 김광락 (한국원자력연구소 소듐기술실험) ;
  • 황성태 (한국원자력연구소 소듐기술실험)
  • Published : 1998.09.01


Analysis on the study for the sodium fire mitigation was carried out using the CONTAIN-LMR code. Sodium loop building was partitioned into the many cells, in which the safety venting systems were installed for the purpose of improving the sodium fire safety and minimizing its effect on the sodium loop building. The effects of sodium fire on sodium loop building partitioned into the many cells and not partitioned were investigated. The peak pressure and temperature of each cell accompanied by sodium fire in sodium loop building partitioned were lower than those of sodium loop building not partitioned. In the case of partitioning sodium loop building, the pressures, temperatures and aerosols into cells were transferred through propagation path of CONTAIN-LMR sodium fire model simulated by this study, and the effect of sodium spray fire on sodium loop building was mitigated by partitioning building. In addition, the excessive rise of pressure into cells was prevented by installing the over-pressure exhaust valve and under-pressure exhaust valve on the flow path between cells.