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X-770 Mechanical Testing Building

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X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
A southwest view of the X-770 Building five years before its demolition,
June 6, 2002
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
A view from the west side of the X-770. The structure covered a control room and several test areas designed to evaluate equipment using UF6 gas.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
The long, north and east sides of the
X-770
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
The south and east side of the X-770. It was supported by a steel frame and had asbestos siding.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
Cell enclosure for “E” test loop. The X-770 had four separately controlled test areas called test loops, containing essential parts of a typical stage used in the uranium enrichment process buildings.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
Interior southeast corner vacuum pump. Some equipment, such as transformers, oil lube pits, air conditioners, and cooling vacuum pumps were removed in the 1980s for use in the process buildings.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
Interior southeast corner scale and vacuum pump.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
Interior cell with instrument tubing used for testing
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
Looking south at the center of the X-770 control room. The center area also contained a cold trap room and offices.
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on January 31, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on January 31, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on January 31, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on January 31, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on February 1, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on February 1, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on February 9, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on February 9, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 D&D Activities on March 5, 2007
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 During Pad Removal in 2010
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 During Pad Removal in 2010
X-770 Mechanical Testing Building
X-770 During Pad Removal in 2010
     

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