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Analysis of the Three Mile Island accident and alternative sequences

R. O. Wooton

Analysis of the Three Mile Island accident and alternative sequences

by R. O. Wooton

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Published by The Commission, Available from GPO Sales Program, Division of Technical Information and Document Control, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Technical Information Service in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.),
  • Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Pennsylvania.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR.O. Wooton, R.S. Denning, P. Cybulskis ; prepared for Three Mile Island Special Inquiry Group, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    ContributionsDenning, R. S., Cybulskis, P., Battelle Memorial Institute. Columbus Laboratories., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Three Mile Island Special Inquiry Group.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14510295M

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Analysis of the Three Mile Island accident and alternative sequences by R. O. Wooton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Analysis of the Three Mile Island accident and alternative sequences. Washington, D.C.: The Commission: Available from GPO Sales Program, Division of Technical Information and Document Control, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; Springfield, Va.

Abstract. The sequence of events in the nuclear reactor accident at Three Mile Island on Mais reported. Three problems thought to trigger the reactor accident were a persistent leak of reactor coolant, a closing of two valves in the auxillary feedwater system, and an apparent resin blockage in the transfer line that forced water back into the condensate lines of the air pumps.

@article{osti_, title = {Lower head creep rupture failure analysis associated with alternative accident sequences of the Three Mile Island Unit 2}, author = {Sang Lung, Chan}, abstractNote = {The objective of this lower head creep rupture analysis is to assess the current version of MELCOR RG against SCDAP/RELAP5 MOD kz.

The purpose of this assessment is to investigate the. The objective of this analysis is to assess MELCOR RG against SCDAP/RELAP5 MOD kz (SR5m33kz), and SCDAP/RELAP5 MOD bf (SR5m33bf).

This lower head creep rupture analysis considers: (1) Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) alternative accident sequence-1, and (2) TMI-2 alternative accident sequenceAuthor: Sang Lung Chan. United States.

President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. Technical Assessment Task Force. Reports of the Technical Assessment Task Force. Washington, D.C.: President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island: For sale by the Supt.

of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., (OCoLC) Material Type. After the Three Mile Island accident, two influential independent studies (Kemeny ; Rogovin and Frampton ) recommended greater use of probabilistic analyses in assessing nuclear-plant risks. A new generation of PRAs appeared in which some of the methodologic defects of the Reactor Safety Study were avoided.

In all ETs the dominant accident sequence (AS) is a scenario with the failure of the low-pressure safety injection system AS 3, Table This AS provides more than 75% contribution to the total rate of core melting in the case of large leaks. The contribution of accident sequences with the failure of the spray system is more than 33%.

Battelle Memorial Institute. Columbus Laboratories: Analysis of the Three Mile Island accident and alternative sequences / (Washington: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ), also by R. Wooton, P. Cybulskis, R.

Denning, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Special Inquiry Group (page images at HathiTrust). Page and James Reason, among others. Charles Perrow's analysis of the accident at Three Mile Island identified how systems can cause or prevent accidents.

4 James Reason extended the thinking by analyzing multiple accidents to examine the role of systems and the human contribution to accidents. 5 "A system is a set of interdependent elements interacting to achieve a common aim.

Completeness of potential accident scenarios cannot be achieved • There is no formal way to examine sequences of higher probability events, each of which has low consequence, but all together form a high-consequence scenario.

Experience has shown this situation to be a dominant cause of accidents and mishaps (e.g., Three Mile Island,File Size: KB. the Three Mile Island accident ofwhich was caused by five concurrently occurring but otherwise discrete equipment failures and events. Notably, this reactor had been the subject of, for its time, an extensive Probabilistic Safety Assessment.

This had captured all of the events that ultimately led to a meltdown of the core; but its. However, with the benefit of hindsight, we note that subsequent years of real-world U.S. reactor experience that includes the Three Mile Island accident — "extant evidence" — shows core meltdown frequency within the WASH upper uncertainty bound.

Abstract. This survey paper focusses on the main theoretical issues in today's man-machine systems research and applications. The following problem areas are discussed: (1) modelling human performance and mental workload, with identifying the state of the art as well as major methodological difficulties; (2) task allocation and decision support, with a human-centred perspective on cooperative.

Charles Perrow's analysis of the accident at Three Mile Island identified how systems can cause or prevent accidents.

4 James Reason extended the thinking by analyzing multiple accidents to examine the role of systems and the human contribution to accidents. 5 "A system is a set of interdependent elements interacting to achieve a common aim Cited by: environment as a result of a nuclear accident.

Also accident management principles on site, as well as emergency preparedness organization and principles for protection of the public in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are presented.

This Handbook was prepared by the Ignalina Safety Analysis GroupFile Size: KB. This paper discusses the sequence of events involved in the accident which took place at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant in Pennsylvania, USA inthe worst nuclear disaster in US history.

Robert O. Pohl papers, Collection Number: Alternative Processes for Managing Existing Commercial High-Level Radioactive Wastes. Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Decommissioning Projects: Summary Status Report, Three Mile Island Unit 2.

MayJune Box Vol. Basics of Failure Analysis 1. 12 Basics of Failure Analysis – Role of Failure Analysis in Design and Engineering Three-Mile Island • Failure analyses identify situations where failure is the initiating or contributing cause of scenarios and event sequences that can include accident conditions, thereby providing input for.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, protecting people and the environment. Brevity "Chernobyl" is an occasional moniker for the V.I Lenin Nuclear Power Plant near the town of Chernobyl in Ukraine; it more commonly refers to the catastrophe that occurred in reactor 4 of the plant on Ap A poorly-planned systems test, reactor design flaws, senior staff who were unfamiliar with nuclear reactors and junior staff who were unwilling to challenge their.

It's orientation based on mayor disasters in the late s and s including Flixborough, Challenger, Three Mile Island, Bhopal, Chernobyl, the Herald of Free Enterprise and the King's Cross.The nuclear fuel cycle, also called nuclear fuel chain, is the progression of nuclear fuel through a series of differing stages.

It consists of steps in the front end, which are the preparation of the fuel, steps in the service period in which the fuel is used during reactor operation, and steps in the back end, which are necessary to safely manage, contain, and either reprocess or dispose of.During the nuclear reactor accident at Three Mile Island and the chemical plant accidents in at Bhopal, India, and in at Institute, West Virginia, the inability of plant personnel to accurately assess the status of the emergency severely impeded their ability to communicate appropriate protective action recommendations to offsite.