Development of Management of Nuclear Power Plant Fire Situations

  • Kristiina Hukki
  • Jan-Erik Holmberg


Fire risk analyses have shown that fires can be a major contributor to nuclear power plant risks (OECD 2000). They are also known to be very demanding for the control room operators due to the complexity and uncertainty related to these situations. The propagation of the fire and the effects of the fire on the plant process and the systems and the devices may be very hard to foresee and the circumstances may deteriorate the operators’ physical and mental capacity. The problems of management are reflected in the difficulties experienced in the development of procedures and training for fire situations.


Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Fire Risk Simulator Training Fire Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristiina Hukki
    • 1
  • Jan-Erik Holmberg
    • 1
  1. 1.VTT Industrial SystemsEspooFinland

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