PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 67 of 161
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Fire Protection and Decontamination - The entire Main
Building shall be equipped with a sprinkler system to afford protection
against fire and to provide a means for initial decontamination of the build-
ing following accidental spread of contamination. The sprinkler system
shall be manually controlled by separate valves for the High Bay Area, the
Auxiliary Equipment Area, Primary System Water Service Area, and the
active equipment pit, all located in the control room, and by individual
manual valves located in the areas named. Fusible spray nozzles shall
not be used.
An area fire alarm system shall be provided, as de-
scribed in Section III-E-3. In addition, an automatic carbon dioxide fire
extinguisher system shall be installed to protect the forced circulation and
reactor feedwater pumps.
Compressed Air -A service air compressor having a
minimum capacity of 30 cfm at 120 psig shall be located in the Auxiliary
Equipment Area. The unit shall have a 100-cu ft receiving tank. Service
lines for power tools and general use shall provide distribution to all parts
of the main building. A 2-in. I.P.S. line shall extend to the vicinity of the
reactor on the High Bay Area operating floor level to provide air for
impact tool operation. No air lines from this compressor shall enter the
Control Building, either at ground floor or basement level.
Emergency Shower-An emergency shower, to be used
primarily for personnel decontamination, shall be located adjacent to the
access door connecting the Primary System Water Service Area and the
Auxiliary Equipment Area. The shower shall be supplied from the high
raw water storage tank.
Drains - The active equipment pit shall be provided
with sumps and sump pumps as specified in Section III-D-3. The Auxiliary
Equipment Area shall be provided with floor drains, one of which shall be
located below the emergency shower. These drains shall be connected to
the waste retention tanks.
Fuel Storage Pit - The sump in the floor of the fuel
storage pit shall be provided with a valved drain connecting to the waste
retention tanks. An overflow drain pipe, not valved, shall also be con-
nected. The overflow shall terminate in a vertical pipe with its upper end
4 in. below the reactor operating floor level, and shall extend downward
within the pit at least 18 in. before passing out through the pit wall. A
coupling shall be located 12 in. below the open end of the overflow pipe.
A clean water inlet, supplied from the treated water
storage tank, shall enter the fuel storage pit at the top and shall terminate
in a float-controlled valve whose discharge shall be located 18 in. below
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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/m1/67/?rotate=270: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.