PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 52 of 161
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A glass-lined carbon steel stack, approximately 10 ft
diameter by 125 ft high, will be located adjacent to the steam condenser
area. The valve manifold shall be located at the base of the stack in a
sheet metal building.
3. Secondary System
The secondary system will be incorporated in Step II
with the installation of the forced-circulation water coolers. The second-
ary steam shall. be piped around the main building to the back pressure-
regulating manifold at the base of the stack.
b. Feed-Water Pumps
The carbon steel feed-water pumps will take suction
from the water treatment system. The capacity of each pump shall be
800 gpm at approximately 1560-ft total developed head with 70*F water.
At a discharge rate of 1200-gpm, approximately a 900-ft total developed
head will be required.
One pump will be installed with the water coolers in
Step II and one pump with the steam condensers for Step III. When both
pumps are installed, the discharge piping shall be arranged for parallel
A suitable by-pass system around the pumps is re-
quired to accommodate a wide variation in operating conditions.
c. Piping and Valves
Lines shall be sized for flow velocities of approxi-
mately 10 fps. Pipe and valves on the cold side of the system shall be
straight carbon steel. The steam discharge piping and valves from the
shell to the regulating manifold at the base of the stack shall be fabri-
cated from suitable low alloy carbon steel such as 2-1/4% chromium-l%
4. Auxiliary Systems
The auxiliary systems discussed in the following pages
must be studied in detail by the Architect-Engineer. All the requirements -
stated herein are to be understood as suggestions only and are subject to
review and alteration by the Architect-Engineer and the Laboratory.
Vents and drains must be provided at appropriate points in
the system and are to be determined by the Architect-Engineer as the design
progresses, and shown on the proper flow charts.
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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/m1/52/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.