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ESTS0022 FIREDATA.

FIREDATA, Nuclear Power Plant Fire Event Data Base

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  FIREDATA.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
FIREDATA ESTS0022/01 Arrived 09-NOV-2001

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
ESTS0022/01 IBM PC
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

FIREDATA contains raw fire event data from 1965 through June 1985. These data were obtained from a number of reference sources including the American Nuclear Insurers, Licensee Event Reports, Nuclear Power Experience, Electric Power Research Institute Fire Loss Data and then collated into one database developed in the personal computer database management system, dBASE III. FIREDATA is menu-driven and asks interactive questions of the user that allow searching of the database for various aspects of a fire such as: location, mode of plant operation at the time of the fire, means of detection and suppression, dollar  loss, etc. Other features include the capability of searching for single or multiple criteria (using Boolean "and" or "or" logical operations), user-defined keyword searches of fire event descriptions, summary displays of fire event data by plant name of calendar date, and options for calculating the years of operating experience for all commercial nuclear power plants from any user-specified date and the ability to display general plant information.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The six database files used to store nuclear power plant fire event information, FIRE, DESC, SUM, OPEXPER, OPEXBWR, and EXPERPWR, are accessed by software to display information meeting user-specified criteria or to perform numerical  calculations (e.g., to determine the operating experience of a nuclear plant). FIRE contains specific searchable data relating to each of 354 fire events. A keyword concept is used to search each of the 31 separate entries or fields. DESC contains written descriptions of each of the fire events. SUM holds basic plant information for all plants proposed, under construction, in operation, or decommissioned. This includes the initial criticality  and commercial operation dates, the physical location of the plant,  and its operating capacity. OPEXPER contains date information and data on how various plant locations are shared among units at each of 83 sites. It is used to calculate the operating experience for all three reactor types; BWR, PWR, and HTGR, and for five locations  in the plants. OPEXBWR and EXPERPWR are subsets of the OPEXPER file  holding information only for BWRs and PWRs, respectively.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  FIREDATA will not work with dBASE II.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES: UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS: RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
ESTS0022/01 09-NOV-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES
ESTS0022/01, included references:
- Wallace T. Wheelis
  User's Guide for a Personal-Computer-Based Nuclear Power Plant
  Fire Data Base
  NUREG/CR-4586
  SAND86-0300 (August 1986)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 256 Kbytes of RAM are required for DBASE III. Memory requirements for the databases are

FIRE 350Kbytes, DESC 100Kbytes, SUM 50Kbytes, OPEXPER 15Kbytes, OPEXBWR 6Kbytes, and EXPERPWR 9Kbytes.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
ESTS0022/01 DBASE-III
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  MS-DOS 2.0; MS-DOS 3.3
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

FIREDATA uses the proprietary Ashton-Tate dBASE III or dBASE III Plus Software; this software is not included. As plants are currently configured in the U.S., the maximum number of units at a
given plant site is three.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

    W.T. Wheelis
    Sandia National Labs.,
    Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
ESTS0022/01
miscellaneous    mag tapeREAD.ME Information file                   MISTP
source program   mag tapeSource Files (74)                          SRCTP
user's guide             NUREG/CR-4586 (August 1986)                WRKPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: accidents, data base systems, data library, fires.