PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 35 of 161
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building, such as "Stran," is acceptable, with minimum clear height of
13 ft. Siding and roofing may be corrugated sheet aluminum or asbestos
cement. Windows are not required.
One end of the building will connect to the High Bay
Area adjacent to the fuel storage pit work area. The roof shall be suitably
flashed into the high bay end wall.
(1) Free Floor Loadings
The ground floor shall be located at approximately
nine inches above grade and be designed for uniform loading of 2000 lb/sqft.
(2) Equipment Foundations
Suitable foundations for each item of equipment
shall be provided to elevations as required for proper operation. The
following items of equipment are located in this area:
(a) 1500-gpm Water Softener and/or Demineralizer
Unit (with hardness indicator alarm on board)
(b) Regeneration Chemical Storage Space for
(c) 300-kw Emergency Power Diesel Generator
(d) 1000-gal Treated Water Storage Tank
(e) 1500-lb/hr Steam Generator
(f) 1000-gpm Cooling Water System Receiver
(g) Chemical Shut-down System Boric Acid Tank
(h) Chemical Shut-down System Air Compressor
(i) Air Compressor for Tool Operation
(j) Fuel Oil Storage Tank
(k) Miscellaneous Auxiliary Components.
(3) Access Openings
"Rollup" type, 10 ft by 10 ft cargo doors are re-
quired at the end of the building opposite the High Bay Area, and a 3 ft by
7 ft entrance to the adjoining control room. The equipment in the area
shall be so arranged that a truck may be backed into the building to re-
ceive components lowered by the High Bay Area overhead crane.
This building shall be insulated in the same
manner as the upper portion of the High Bay Area.
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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/m1/35/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.