Type of Publication
Year of Publication
2005
Authors

K. Verfondern; T. Nishihara

Abstract

The High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) in Oarai, Japan, has the potential to demonstrate the production of hydrogen by steam reforming and using nuclear process heat as primary energy input. Particular safety aspects for such a combined nuclear/chemical complex have been investigated such as fire and explosion hazard at presence of flammable gases (LNG, H(2), CO) near the reactor building. A methane vapor cloud in the open atmosphere or partially obstructed areas is highly unlikely to detonate and damage the reactor building. Theoretical assessments and experimental studies significant to the HTTR-steam reforming system, include the spreading and combustion behavior of cryogens and flammable gases providing the basis for a comprehensive safety analysis of the nuclear/chemical facility. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1016/j.pnucene.2005.05.078

Volume

47

Notes

Times Cited: 10 1st COE-INES International Symposium (INES-1) Oct 31-nov 04, 2004 Tokyo, JAPAN 10

Pagination

527-534

Number
4
ISSN Number

0149-1970