The LArTF loading dock area

The window and door panels have been installed in the LArTF loading dock area. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Whittaker Construction Company, contracted to construct the Liquid-Argon Test Facility, and its window subcontractor, Cardinal Glass, have completed the installation of the window and door panels of the LArTF loading dock area. The loading dock area also will have a large overhead door installed in the remaining opening, seen in the pre-cast wall.

The loading dock area provides a space where deliveries of the MicroBooNE refrigeration plant components can be offloaded from trucks using a 5-ton building crane. The crane-way extends from the loading dock area into the main LArTF cylinder area. In the cylinder area, parts can be lowered 40 feet to the cylinder floor, where the MicroBooNE refrigeration plant will be assembled beneath the MicroBooNE cryostat tank. MicroBooNE will be the first tenant of the LArTF.