THE DEMINERALIZED WATER SYSTEM FOR THE NRL CYCLOTRON.
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NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C CYCLOTRON BRANCH
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Since it is necessary to remove up to 4 MW of heat from various magnets, power supplies, and other heat-generating units of the NRL Cyclotron, an air-handling system was considered impractical to handle this heat load. Therefore, the demineralized water system for the NRL Sector-Focusing Cyclotron Facility was designed after carefully considering the power requirements of the facility and the present state of water chemistry. Thus, the heat generated by the cyclotron is removed by water in a closed-loop system in which the conductivity, oxygen content, and insoluble particulate matter are all kept at a low value, as required for efficient operation of the system, and are continuously monitored. A means for temperature regulation of the water by the use of four temperature control units is provided. In an effort to prevent leaks from forming at weakened points in the system, it was decided to run the water system on a continuous basis. Continuous operation can be dangerous, because it can cause a large leak to occur, but this possibility has been decreased by the use of an optical level sensor which monitors the level of the water. Author
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