Distribution box arrives at Cryomodule Test Facility

Project engineer Alex Martinez and designer Dave Richardson, both of the Accelerator Division, stand with the newly arrived CMTF distribution box. The distribution box consists of 18 control valves that tie the two CMTF cryoplants to the cryomodule test areas. Photo: Reidar Hahn

On April 5, Fermilab received shipment of the CMTF distribution box from PHPK Technologies of Columbus, Ohio. This delivery marks the successful collaboration of Fermilab with small business, made possible using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Designed by the Accelerator Division Cryogenics Department, the 4-foot-diameter by 12-foot-long vessel is the heart of the cryogenic distribution system for the Cryomodule Test Facility, connecting the various cryoplant circuits to each of the cryomodule test stands.