Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Wat



Develop superior fire protection schemes for light water reactor electric generators with the performance-based rules in NFPA 805.

Safeguard the public, plant personnel, the facility, and the environment from a nuclear plant fire and its potential effect on safe reactor operations with the up-to-date guidance in NFPA 805: Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants. Used in the United States and internationally, this Standard specifies the minimum fire protection requirements for existing light water nuclear power plants during all phases of plant operation, including shutdown, degraded conditions, and decommissioning.

NFPA 805's performance-based methods address fundamental fire protection programs, design elements, and nuclear safety and fire protection during decommissioning and permanent shutdown.

The Standard's major objectives include:

  • Nuclear safety
  • Radioactive release
  • Life safety
  • Plant damage/business interruption

Changes in the 2015 edition of NFPA 805:

  • Clarification of the allowance of wood in the power block will help avoid licensee/operator misunderstandings that could compromise fire safety.
  • Adherence to the 2015 NFPA 805 in conjunction with applicable regulatory documents allows for a smoother transition to the performance-based Standard.

Update now for provisions that help you provide state-of-the-art fire protection for light water reactors. (Softbound, 65 pp., 2015)

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