PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 89 of 161
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with respect to the preparation of suitable specifications. The accumulated
information will be made available to the Architect-Engineer for comple-
tion of study and for preparation of the specifications for subsequent pro-
curement by the Laboratory.
b. Forced-Circulation and Reactor Feed-Water Pumps.
Considerable effort has been expended by the Laboratory to utilize shaft-
sealed pumps for ARBOR Project. Due to operating conditions, these pumps
must accommodate high suction pressures and under certain circumstances
must operate with low NPSH.
Preliminary specifications have been prepared on the
basis of information obtained in working with various prospective vendors.
Final specifications shall be prepared for submission to prospective vendors
as soon as all design requirements are firmly established. Delivery will
be required by the winter of 1958.
c. All water coolers, steam condensers, pumps and
foundations, pipe trenches, shielding walls, High Bay Area cells, Active
Storage Area drain and retention tank supports and enclosure, etc.
d. Cranes, crane rails and support structures.
e. The piping systems, including the design and selection
of assorted pumps, control valves, demineralization equipment, etc. Com-
plete information on all phases of design of equipment, calculations of pipe
stresses, methods of supporting and anchoring will be furnished to the
Laboratory for approval.
Preliminary contacts have been made with prospective
vendors of the various items of required equipment. The information ob-
tained has been used in the preparation of conceptual layouts. This infor-
mation will be released to the Architect-Engineer to enable him to commence
immediately on detailed design work. It is intended that long-term delivery
items, such as pipes, valves, fittings, pumps, etc., will be picked off and
ordered by the Laboratory as soon as sufficient information is available.
Likewise, a prefabrication pipe contract will be let by the Laboratory as
soon as pipe details are completed. The Architect-Engineer shall provide
personnel for joint inspection with the Laboratory of all items of purchased
3. Auxiliary Systems
All items described in the Auxiliary Systems Section III.
D-4 will be designed and specified by the Architect-Engineer. Here again the
components will be ordered in advance to expedite construction.
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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/m1/89/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.