Cryogenic storage tanks relocated to NML and CMTF

One of the yellow-shaded cryogenic storage tanks was relocated from the Tevatron to the Cryomodule Test Facility. Photo: Jerry Leibfritz, AD

Two large cryogenic storage tanks were recently relocated to the Cryomodule Test Facility in preparation for the new cryogenic plant that is being built to support the superconducting radio-frequency test facilities at NML and CMTF. A 30,000-gallon helium storage tank that resided inside the Tevatron berm near CDF (each painted a slightly different shade of bright yellow or orange) was relocated to the helium tank farm between NML and CMTF. Additionally, a 20,000-gallon liquid-nitrogen tank from the Central Helium Liquefier building was relocated next to the compressor building of CMTF. These tanks were made available after the recent shutdown of the Tevatron. After a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint, they will be put back in service at CMTF.

This 20,000-gallon liquid-nitrogen tank was moved to the Cryomodule Test Facility. Photo: Jerry Leibfritz, AD