PRELIMINARY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARGONNE BOILING REACTOR (ARBOR) FACILITY. Revision I Page: 98 of 161
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During the Title I Study, the Architect-Engineer is expected
to consider the plant built both as a whole and in these three steps. It
is intended that after completion of Title I work, the cost estimates for
the three parts will be studied and a decision will be made as to whether
Steps I and II can be combined to form the first construction part, with
Step III following as the second part, or whether only Step I can be built
initially, with Steps II and III following.
Subsequently, Title II construction drawings will be prepared
in such a way that construction contract bids may be invited on the two
alternates of (a) constructing only the first part and (b) constructing the
entire plant, with the AEC retaining the option of switching from alternate
(a) to alternate (b) by a given date, say, September 30, 1958. The latter
provision will permit a change to construction of the full plant should the
necessary additional funds become available in Fiscal Year 1959, with-
out incurring the prohibitive expense normally associated with construc-
tion change orders. Study by the Laboratory has indicated that such a
change could be made as late as September 30, 1958, without materially
affecting the construction completion date.
The three steps to be considered during Title I work, to-
gether with the major equipment involved in each step, are delineated
Step I - Direct-Cycle Forced and Natural Circulation
(1) Pressure Vessel
(2) Main Building
(3) Auxiliary Building
(4) Control Building
(5) Retention and Discharge Storage Tank Building
(6) Water Supply and Treatment System
(7) Forced Circulation System minus Water Coolers
(8) Low Alloy Carbon Steel Steam Distribution System
(9) Carbon Steel Feed-water Pump
(10) Complete Electrical Distributing System
(11) Complete Instrumentation System
(12) Three Waste Retention Storage Tanks
Step II - Dual Cycle
(1) Forced Circulation Water Cooling System
Step III - Indirect Cycle and Heavy Water Operation
(1) Steam Condensers
(2) Stainless Steel Steam Distributing System
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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/m1/98/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.