ISO 17873:2004 specifies the applicable requirements concerning the design and use of ventilation systems in nuclear installations such as hot cells, nuclear fuel fabrication and examination laboratories, plutonium-handling facilities, reprocessing plants, enrichment facilities, nuclear-waste treatment stations, storage facilities, etc.
The purpose of ventilation and containment systems is to ensure safety functions and protect workers, public and environment against the spread of radioactive contamination resulting from the operational processes of these installations.
ISO 17873:2004 does not apply to the containment envelope of nuclear power plants and some research reactors where high pressure can occur during accident scenarios. It does apply to auxiliary rooms of these facilities.
Status: PublishedPublication date: 2004-10
Edition: 1Number of pages: 57
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 85/SC 2 Radiological protection
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