Study of the Accident Environment During Sea Transport of Nuclear Material: Analysis of An Engine-Room Fire on a Purpose-Built Ship
Authors: Yamamoto, K.; Kitamura, T.; Shibata, K.; Ouchi, Y.; Ito, T.; Hohnstreiter, G. F.; Pierce, J. D.; Koski, J. A.; Dukart, R. J.
Source: International Journal of Radioactive Materials Transport, Volume 11, Number 3, 2000 , pp. 203-216(14)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The programme goal was to show that the IAEA safe transport regulations adequately cover the thermal effects of an engine-room fire on plutonium transport packages stowed aboard a purpose-built ship. The packages are stored in transport containers located in a cargo hold of the ship. For this study, it was assumed that the packages in No 5 Hold, adjacent to an engine-room, could be subject to heating due to a fire in the engine-room. The No 5 hold and the engine-room are separated by a water-filled bulkhead. This study addressed the heat transfer from an engine-room fire that could heat and evaporate water out of the water-filled bulkhead and the resulting temperature conditions around the packages and inside the packages near their elastomeric seals.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000
- In 2004, International Journal of Radioactive Materials Transport changed its name to Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material. View issues of Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material.
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