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the reactor operating floor level. The float-controlled valve shall be ad-
justable to control the water level in the pit at any set point from 4 to 16 in.
below the reactor operating floor level. The water inlet line shall also be
equipped with a manual stop valve located in the Auxiliary Equipment Area.
The fuel storage pit shall be equipped with a clean-up
system as specified in Section III-D-3. The intake to this system shall be
located in the side of the pit 6 in. up from the pit floor and shall be pro-
tected from the entry of debris by a screen or other suitable arrangement.
The discharge from the clean-up system shall enter the pit through the wall
18 in. below the reactor operating floor level.
b. Control Building
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning - The entire
ground floor of the Control Building, as well as the laboratory room in the
basement, shall be air conditioned. Equipment shall have sufficient cooling
and heating capacity to maintain a maximum temperature of 80F with
35 per cent relative humidity at maximum summer outside ambient tempera-
ture, and a minimum temperature of 72F with 35 per cent relative humidity
at minimum winter outside ambient temperature. Heating units shall be
electric. Ventilation shall be provided in conjunction with the air-
conditioning system sufficient to permit four changes of air per hour. The
air inlet and outlet shall be equipped with CWS air filter units to protect
against radioactive air entrance. Access doors shall be semi-gas-tight
to permit pressurizing of building to 1/2 in. of water pressure against
entrance of outside air, and the ventilating system shall be so designed.
The electrical equipment room in the basement of the
Control Building shall be provided with sufficient ventilation (or air con-
ditioning if necessary) to assure removal of all heat generated by the
electrical equipment housed therein. Inlet air shall be obtained from, and
discharge air shall be passed to, the same inlet and outlet facilities (CWS
filter protected) as used by the ground floor air-conditioning and ventilation
Sanitary Facilities - Toilet, shower, and lavatory
facilities for 15 males shall be provided on the ground floor of the Control
Building, and lockers shall be provided for 30 people. A water cooler shall
also be provided on the ground floor. Water for these facilities shall be
supplied from the domestic storage tank, located in the Control Building
basement. Drains from these facilities, as well as any floor drains pro-
vided on the ground floor of the Control Building, shall pass to a septic
system. An 80-gal capacity electric domestic hot water heater shall be
located in the basement.
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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/m1/68/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.