||Observation of real small pool sodium fire and safe neutralization of sodium by hydrolysis
Na + O2 ? NaO2 (smoke) + Heat
Na + H2O ? NaOH + 1/2 H2 + Heat
||- 2 steel security cells (opening roof and stainless steel wall protection)
- Water hoses (direct visual monitoring)
- Security glass windows for the 2 operators - smoke treatment : filtration (10 000 Nm3/h)
||- VAUTOUR cell: 3 kg of sodium batch
- SURBOUM cell: 7 kg of sodium batch
||Surboum and Vautour cells are classified as specific facilities in order to take into account theprotection of the environment (Installations Class?es pour la Protection de lfEnvironnement :I.C.P.E.).
Operation is performed by at least two operators who are sodium skill. For sodium school exercise, at least one fireman of Cadarache centre also participates.
The specific ETNA 100 suit, made of NOMEX tissue, is used by trainees and teachers.