Filter capacity tests [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1951. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 3 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Increases in production rates in the 100 Areas have caused a demand for additional amounts of cooling water for process use. Consequently, continual efforts have been made to push the existing filter plants well beyond designed capacity. The latest and most successful effort was made at the 100-B filter plant during the spring of 1951. Tests of the 100-B Area indicate that the 100 Area filters can be operated safety at 3,400 GPM per unit, or 13.3% beyond the designed capacity, during the period of most difficult water treatment (February-June). By extrapolation of the data to the most favorable water treatment periods (August--January), it is indicated that net water available for production use is approximately 5% above 3400 GPM. It is recommended that no additional filter plant capacity be installed in existing areas until anticipated water loads exceed 3,400 GPM per filter basin unit. It is further recommended that an investigation be made of the feasibility of changing water flows to the piles on a seasonal basis to take advantage of the fact that the season requiring the greatest theoretical quantity of water (because of high raw water temperatures) is also the season during which it is easiest to produce the greatest quantity of water.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/29/1951., "hw--21484", "DE95006925", "", Conley, W.R., and Hanford Works, Richland, WA (United States)
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Topical; 06/01/1951 - 06/01/1951
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