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The HVAC requirements for facilities using radioactive materialsare discussed in this chapter. Such facilities include nuclear power plants,fuel fabrication and processing plants, plutonium processing plants, hospitals,corporate and academic research facilities, and other facilities housingnuclear operations or materials. The information presented here should serve asa guide; however, careful and individual analysis of each facility is requiredfor proper application.GENERAL DESIGN ISSUESAs Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)DesignNormal or Power Design BasisSafety Design BasisOutdoor ConditionsIndoor ConditionsIndoor PressuresAirborne RadioactivityTornado/Missile ProtectionFire ProtectionSmoke ManagementDEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIESConfinement SystemsVentilationCOMMERCIAL FACILITIESOperating Nuclear Power PlantsNew Nuclear Power PlantsPLANT HVAC&R SYSTEMSPressurized-Water ReactorsBoiling-Water ReactorsHeavy Water ReactorsAreas Outside Primary ContainmentNonpower Medical and Research ReactorsLaboratoriesDecommissioning Nuclear FacilitiesWaste-Handling FacilitiesReprocessing PlantsMixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facilities No. of Pages: 14

Citation: 2019 ASHRAE Handbook¿¿¿HVAC Applications