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SBC: ENGINEERING SCIENCE ANALYSIS CORP Topic: N/A
THE ACCIDENT AT TMI DEMONSTRATED THAT LARGE QUANTITIES OF HYDROGEN CAN BE GENERATED AS A RESULT OF ZIRCONIUM-STEAM OXIDATION REACTION, WHICH POSES A HYDROGEN BURN THREAT IN LWR CONTAINMENTS. THE RATES AT WHICH THE CORE HEATS UP AND WHICH HYDROGEN IS GENERATED DEPENDS UPON THE ZIRONIUM-STEAM REACTION RATE, WHICH IN TURN IS INFLUENCED BY LOCAL STEAM SMSTARVATION AND HYDROGEN BLANKETING EFFECTS. THE ...SBIR Phase II 1986 Nuclear Regulatory Commission