PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 37 of 161
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The floor of the control room section will be asphalt tile
laid on 2i-inthick mastic'to permit running conduits across the top of
rough concrete. Floors in locker room, toilets, showers, basement, shall
be concrete painted with "Liquid Tile" as recommended by the manufacturer.
Shower and locker room area walls shall be uninsulated but painted with
"Liquid Tile" as recommended by the manufacturer. Colors shall be speci-
fied by the Laboratory at a later date.
The basement of the control building shall contain a water
analysis laboratory, approximately 9 ft by 12 ft. The remainder of the
basement shall be occupied by the necessary electrical switchgear for the
plant. Suitable foundations shall be provided. The basement shall be con-
nected to the Primary Water Service Area and Active Equipment Areas of
the High Bay Area by a tunnel equipped with blast-resistant self-closing
All exposed concrete surfaces of walls, floor and ceiling in
the water analysis laboratory, and the floor of the basement proper, shall
be painted with "Liquid Tile" according to the recommendations of the
manufacturer. Walls and ceilings in the basement proper (other than in
the water analysis laboratory) shall be unpainted. Standard paints shall
be used for metallic surfaces and for piping and equipment. Colors shall
be specified by the Laboratory at a later date.
3. Water Cooler and Condenser Areas
The building to house the water coolers will be required
for Step II. A covered trench adjoining the High Bay Area of the main build-
ing will be required for housing the forced-circulation by-pass system for
Step I. The roof may be covered with earth to provide required shielding.
Subsequently in Step II the concrete building shall be added to house the
water coolers which will be connected to the existing forced-circulation
system. The end of the building opposite the exchanger tube sheet covers
shall be removable for possible servicing requirements. Earth will be
used for supplementary shielding.
Access to the water cooler and condenser areas shall be
by doors to the exterior, provided with appropriate shielding labyrinths.
The Architect-Engineer shall study the feasibility of providing shielded
access openings between these areas and the Primary System Water
Service Area in the Main Building.
Exposed concrete surfaces of walls, floors and ceilings
of the water cooler and condenser areas shall be painted with "Liquid
Tile" according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. Standard
paints shall be used for other surfaces. Colors shall be specified by the
Laboratory at a later date.
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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/m1/37/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.