Sodium Fire Code SFIRE1C for Pool Fire Characteristics
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Sodium pool fire code, SOFIRE II, written for the constant value of stoichiometric combustion ratio and heat of reaction is used to compute the buildup of pressure and temperature in a containment. In the SOFIRE II model, for the formation of a mixture of Na<SUB>2</SUB>O and Na<SUB>2</SUB>O<SUB>2</SUB> in the sodium pool, the input stoichiometric combustion ratio and heat of formation values need to be varied to corresponding values admissible for the mixture. In the present work, the SOFIRE II one-cell model is revised and the present version SFIRE1C (Sodium FIRE 1 Cell model) accounts for the formation of Na<SUB>2</SUB>O in an early stage of the fire and shifts to the formation of Na<SUB>2</SUB>O<SUB>2</SUB> at a later stage. Thus SFIRE1C computes in a more realistic manner the reaction products which are formed in the pool. The model for sodium oxide aerosol release is also modified in this version, by incorporating a more appropriate aerosol release rate equation. The calculated values using the SFIRE1C one-cell model are compared with sodium pool fire experimental results.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 33(10), p.787-791, 1996-10-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan