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All exposed concrete and other non-metallic sur-
faces of walls, floors, and ceilings shall be painted with "Liquid Tile" in
accordance with recommendations of the manufacturer. Standard paints
shall be used for metallic surfaces. Colors shall be specified by the
Laboratory at a later date.
c. Active Storage Area
The Active Storage Area is located at grade level
and will be covered over with earth after completion. This room, ap-
proximately 40 ft by 60 ft by 12 ft high, will house three 8 ft diameter
by 32 ft long coated steel discharge storage tanks and three 8 ft diameter
by 24 ft long steel waste retention tanks, in addition to the drain piping
and pumps. A 4 x 7-ft access opening, with steel fire-type door, to the
Primary Water Service Area will be provided. All tanks and piping will
be installed before forming and pouring the top slab. Drains from this
area will connect to the pit inthe Active Equipment Area. Painting will
not be required. Only the three 24-ft long retention tanks will be in-
stalled for Steps I & II. Therefore, the far end of the building must be
removable for future installation of discharge storage tanks.
2. Control Building
The Control Building will be located adjacent to the
Auxiliary Equipment Area and connected to it by means of a short cor-
ridor. The Control Building, approximately 46 ft x 55 ft, will be of
reinforced concrete blast-resistant arch-shape construction, 24 in. thick.
A floor space approximately 20 ft by 50 ft will be required for placement
of the control panels. Additional space, approximately 20 ft x 26 ft, for a
combination conference-lunch room and for personnel requirements such
as locker rooms, showers, toilets, etc., shall also be provided.
Access doors from the ground floor of the Control Building
to the Auxiliary Equipment Area and to the exterior shall be weather
stripped or otherwise designed to provide minimum air leakage. The
Architect-Engineer shall study the advisability of using a blast-resistant
door to the Auxiliary Equipment Area. A storm shelter-type extension,
with doors, shall be provided outside the exterior access door to the build-
ing, in order to permit visitors to announce their presence via the public
address system before they are admitted to the Control Building proper.
Interior accoustical properties shall be studied and, if
sprayed-on insulation does not appear adequate, the possibility of installing
a hung ceiling shall be investigated. Thermal insulation will not be re-
quired. Decisions regarding painting of this building will be made after the
design has been completed.
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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/m1/36/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.