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9. Fuel Storage Pit Clean-Up and Cooling System
The shut-down heat production of stored irradiated fuel
requires that the shielding water of the storage pit be cooled. Further, in
order to prevent high activity in the water, it must be maintained at high
purity. This is accomplished by the fuel storage pit clean-up and cooling
The storage pit is filled from the reactor water make-up
ion exchanger. The water is drawn from the pit by a circulating pump and
discharged through a filter, a heat exchanger, and a 15-gpm ion exchanger
back into the pit. The overflow and drain lines go to the waste retention
tanks. All equipment in this system is located in the Primary System
Water Service Area.
10. General Purpose Cooling Water System
This system provides cooling water to the following com-
ponents and systems:
a. Forced-circulation pumps
b. Reactor feed-water pumps
c. Reactor shield cooling system
d. Reactor water clean-up system
f. Storage pit clean-up system
g. Air compressor cooler.
It is composed of a receiving tank, an air-cooled heat ex-
changer, a circulating pump and a cooling tower for summer operation or
as needed to maintain the desired heat removal from the system. The tank
and pump are located in the Auxiliary Equipment Area; the heat exchanger
and tower are located outside and adjacent to the building.
11. Waste Retention and Discharge Storage System
This system is used for the collection and/or storage of all
reactor system fluids or contaminated liquids. It is located at ground level
in the active storage area with access through the Primary System Water
Service Area. Three coated steel discharge-storage tanks, three steel
waste retention tanks, a waste retention tank transfer and drain pump and
discharge-storage tank pump make up the system. All sump pumps and
sources of contaminated waste will be connected to the retention tanks.
The primary system will normally be connected to the discharge-storage
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Fromm, L.W.; Bernsen, S.A.; Bullinger, C.F. & Matousek, J.F. PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I, report, July 15, 1957; Lemont, Illinois. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1023272/m1/23/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.