PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 9 of 161
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3. Even though operation with DZO is planned, it is not nec-
essary to demand the high integrity of pump seals, valve seals, joints, etc.
which would be required for central station application. This results from
the fact that only tests of limited duration are planned; if a reasonable
amount of DZO leakage should occur, the temporary operating loss can be
4. The use of both high-temperature steam condensers and
water coolers for power removal allows for variation of the reactor inlet
temperature by proportioning the fraction of heat removal accomplished
in each unit. The use of high-temperature condensers permits maximum
heat removal with minimum size and cost.
5. A great deal of flexibility and capacity is provided by
forced circulation pumps. The gross pumping capacity is approximately
36,000 gpm with 120 psi net developed head.
6. The vessel is large enough (9 ft ID) to provide very good
coverage of light water cores and to approach reasonable DZO configurations.
7. Local shielding of reactor and primary system is adequate
to permit limited access to auxiliary systems during operation. However,
plant operation will be conducted from a shielded control building located
adjacent to the facility and designed to protect operating personnel from
the results of nuclear or non-nuclear incidents.
8. Full use of simplified construction techniques consistent
with climatic and radiation conditions are employed.
The plant layout, shown in Fig. 1, consists of the main reactor
and equipment building flanked by steam condensers on one side and water
coolers and control building on the other.
1. Main Building
a. High Bay Area
The following is a description of the Main Building,
which consists of the High Bay Area; the Auxiliary Equipment Area; the
Active Storage Area; and the Primary System Water Service Area.
The High Bay Area, shown in Figs. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8,
contains the reactor pit, the active equipment pit and the fuel storage pit.
Sufficient head room is provided above the pits to permit the necessary
installation and removal of fuel and equipment.
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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/m1/9/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.