PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 38 of 161
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The steam condenser and de-aerating hotwell building will
be constructed in Step III. This building will also be located at grade level
with elevated supports for the equipment. A sheet metal roof will suffice
for this building. Earth may be piled against the side walls to secure ad-
ditional shielding if required.
1. General -
The design requirements outlined for the mechanical
components in the following discussion are predicated upon the following
The limited manpower available at the NRTS for oper-
ation and maintenance of the ARBOR facility establishes certain precepts
which must be followed closely in all design considerations.
(1) Integrity of equipment is required with a minimum
amount of developmental type units included. An exception on this point will
be made for pump shaft seals. However, it is expected that this item will
be thoroughly tested before acceptance.
(2) Ease of maintenance shall be designed into the
plant in the form of accessibility of equipment, location of platforms, work-
ing space, and good employment of material handling equipment.
(3) Operating safety aspects must be carefully con-
sidered: by proper lighting; provisions for storage of tools and spare parts;
hand-rails and stairs of adequate proportions; identification of valves, pip-
ing, and components, warning lights and horns, etc.
(4) In general terms, it should be possible to remove
each piece of equipment from the plant in a radioactive condition. Although
permanent handling facilities need not be provided, space must be available
for installation of rigging equipment necessary to effect removal. All com-
ponents on the reactor operating floor and in the active equipment area are
to be serviced by the overhead crane. Water cooler and steam condenser
buildings shall have removable ends so that equipment may be removed.
(5) Due to the problem of radiation and to the fact that
a limited amount of time and manpower will be available for plant mainte-
nance, the selection and arrangement of equipment shall be governed ac-
cordingly. Quality and integrity of operation of pumps, valves, heat
exchangers, water treating equipment, etc., are most important.
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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/m1/38/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.