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Q: Thermal Hydrogen Recombiner System MANUAL ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Thermal Hydrogen Recombiner System MANUAL
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: scienceparknews-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 24 Jun 2006 19:27 PDT
Expires: 24 Jul 2006 19:27 PDT
Question ID: 740849
In 1986 the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International was
manufacturing/ selling many products. One of these was called a
"Thermal Hydrogen Recombiner System". It was used by nuclear power
plants to get rid of any hyrogen gas that might be released by the
reactor.   My question is: Where can I obtain a complete Rockwell
"Operation and Maintenance Manual" for this device?

Request for Question Clarification by byrd-ga on 25 Jun 2006 06:58 PDT
Dear scienceparknews-ga,

As I'm sure you know, just finding a copy of this manual isn't going
to be easy, let alone being able to obtain one. In fact, at this time
I've found only two possible verified locations where one might at
least be perused, though I?m not sure about the possiblity of
obtaining it (or a copy). However, I?m going to pass along what I?ve
been able to turn up in hopes it might be of help to you.

The device and manual are located at the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power
Station, operated by Detroit Edison Company and owned by DTE Energy.
The address and contact information are:

6400 North Dixie Highway 
Newport, MI 48166
(734) 586-5228 (visitor center)

In addition, in April 2004 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) performed an inspection of this plant. This manual, i.e. ?Vendor
Manual VMR1-51.0, Rev. C; Thermal Hydrogen Recombiner System,? is
referenced in the report of that inspection. Furthermore, it appears
to be listed as an attachment to the report.

The report itself is available online via the ?Publicly Available
Records (PARS) component of NRC?s document system (ADAMS). Its
accession number is: ML041180550. Here?s the link to it online:[ResultsReturnPage]=results_list.html&CQ_CUR_DOCUMENT=1

Scroll down through the list of Enclosures, and find this manual
listed under ?Enclosure 19.? For what it?s worth, I checked with an
engineer of my acquaintance, who has worked on nuclear plants and been
privy to similar inspections, and he says that copies of all manuals
and other documentation are always taken and included with such

It would certainly be possible to obtain a hard copy of this report
fairly easily, but that would likely not include a copy of the manual.
You might, however, be able to obtain either copies or at least access
to all referenced materials, including this manual, via a Freedom of
Information Act request. Information on how to go about doing that is

Here are some related links:

Fermi 2 Visitor Center information:;3&p=G4663

DTE Energy: 

Detroit Edison: 

NRC page on Fermi 2: 

US DOE Information on Fermi 2:

If you find the above information of use and would like to accept it
as an answer to your question, please let me know and I?ll be happy to
post it in the answer box and claim the fee. If not, I hope another
Researcher might be able to turn up more information for you. Good
luck in your search.

Best wishes,
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