PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 33 of 161
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The horizontal and vertical instrument hole
thimbles are to be provided with facilities for draining, flushing with inert
gas, or ventilating with air. Horizontal holes shall be pitched to drain back
to the reactor face.
The concrete for the shield will be poured after
all piping, sleeves, coils, etc., have been hydrostatically tested.
The floor between the Active Equipment Area and
the Primary System Water Service Area shall be 4 ft thick for shielding
pumps. The walls of the building from the basement up to the reactor
operating floor will be 18 in, thick adjacent to the condenser area, 12 in.
thick next to the active storage area, and 3 ft thick adjacent to the water
cooler area. The 3-ft wall next to the water cooler area will extend to a
height of 15 ft above grade level, after which it will be decreased to 12-in.
thickness. The reactor operating floor shall be of sufficient thickness to
accommodate structural requirements, but shall not be less than 2 ft.
(3) Access Openings
A swinging or sliding steel door providing a 6 by
7-ft opening between the Primary Water Service Area and the Auxiliary
Equipment Area is required. A 4 by 7-ft blast-resistant, self-closing door
between the lower level of the active equipment pit and the tunnel leading to
the Control Building basement is also required. A 4 ft wide by 7 ft high
opening between the Primary Water Service Area and Active Storage Area
is required. An access ladder with a counterweighted steel trap door be-
tween the reactor operating floor at 32 ft elevation and the Primary System
Water Service Area floor is required. This ladder shall be located on the
Active Storage Area side of the reactor shield.
(4) Support for Handling Equipment
Rails for a 40-ton overhead bridge crane of ap-
proximately 37-ft span shall be provided and shall be designed to be sup-
ported on the concrete building walls. Rails for a one-ton overhead bridge
crane of approximately 18-ft span shall be provided in the truss section of
A general purpose-type freight and passenger
elevator shall be installed in the High Bay Area near the stairwell and
adjacent to the Auxiliary Equipment Area. It shall serve all 5 floors and
have a 3000-lb capacity, with operating speed of 100 fpm. Interior di-
mensions shall be approximately 5 ft 6 in. by 7 ft. Bi-parting doors are
preferred. Self-service operation is required, with complete safety pro-
visions, interlocks, warning lights, etc. The drive mechanisms shall not
interfere with overhead crane operation.
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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/m1/33/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.