PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 71 of 161
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The 1-ton auxiliary monitor crane to be used for handling
of fuel elements, control rods, etc., shall be specially designed for this
purpose and purchased by the Laboratory for installation by the construction
All power for cranes shall be 440-v, 3-phase, 60-cycle AC.
Electric power shall be fed to crane bridges, and from bridges to trolleys,
by means of feedrails. Pendant cables and cable reels shall not be used for
The design and construction of the electrical system for the
ARBOR Facility shall embody and reflect the best practical and economical
engineering design features. All equipment, apparatus, components devices,
and materials to be incorporated in the design must conform in all respects
to the standards of the American Standards Association, the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers and the National Electrical Manufacturers
Association. All wiring shall conform to the requirements of the National
All conduits are to be run exposed along ceilings and walls
where possible. Where conduits pass into the control room or electrical
equipment room from other areas, a designated number of wires will be
pulled and the conduit sealed, if required. All wire and conduit require-
ments are to be determined. The minimum wire size to be used throughout
the plant, including thermocouple leads from junction boxes to instruments
and shielded coaxial cables for nuclear instrumentation, shall be No. 14 gage.
All electrical components and wiring to be installed in the
active equipment pit, Active Storage Area, Primary Water System Service
Area, and water cooler and condenser areas shall have Class H radiation
damage-resistant insulation or equivalent. All electrical components and
wiring to be installed in the active equipment pit, the Primary Water
System Service Area, and Active Storage Area shall be capable of operation
at temperatures up to 150F.
Cables for the 13,800-v circuits must have a 15,000-v
ungrounded neutral system voltage rating. Cables for 4160-v circuits
must have a 5000-v rating.
Complete ground bus systems must be provided in each
of the buildings for the convenient grounding of electrical equipment en-
closures, motor frames, conduit systems, etc. Lightning protection for all
buildings must be provided in accordance with U. S. Department of Com-
merce "Code for Protection Against Lightning" Handbook 46.
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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/m1/71/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.