PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 34 of 161
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(6) Upper Area
The upper 8-ft section of the High Bay Area side
walls shall be of corrugated translucent green plastic siding over a steel
frame. The rigid frame or truss-type roof structure shall support rails
for the one-ton auxiliary crane in the center. Siding used on the end walls
and roofing shall be of asbestos cement. Windows will not be required.
Insulation for the end walls and roof of this portion of the High Bay Area
is required to obtain suitable heat distribution and reduction of heat dis-
sipated to an economical amount. A paneled-type insulation with rigid
facing, suitable for painting, is required.
All exposed concrete and other non-metallic
surfaces of walls, floors, and ceilings shall be painted with "Liquid Tile"
in accordance with recommendations of the manufacturer. Standard paint
shall be used for metallic surfaces. Colors shall be specified by the
Laboratory at a later date.
(8) Drains and Sumps
All equipment areas shall be drained to four
sumps in the Active Equipment Area. Floors shall be sloped one inch in
12 ft toward the sumps. The reactor pit shall be connected to the active
equipment area by means of a drain loop seal.
(9) Fuel Storage Pit
The fuel storage pit (Figs. 5 and 6) is a water-
filled well located in the High Bay Area adjacent to the reactor. The walls
and floor of the cell shall be constructed of ordinary concrete, 4 ft thick.
The pit shall be 12 ft wide by 16 ft long by 23 ft deep. A drain sump, 8 in.
in diameter by 1 ft deep, shall be provided in one corner of the pit. The
floor of the pit shall have a uniform slope of one inch in 12 ft toward the
All concrete joints shall be designed with water-
tight seals (waterstops). All interior concrete surfaces of the pit
shall have a steel trowelled finish and shall be painted with a light, re-
flective, water and radiation damage-resistant coating consisting of a
glass fabric liner bonded with white "Liquid Tile."
b. Auxiliary Equipment Area
This section of the building (Figs. 5 and 6) will be
40 ft wide by 125 ft long. A standard construction, rigid frame design
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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/m1/34/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.