Accelerator update, May 31, 2013

Editor’s note: As Fermilab is getting closer to finishing substantial upgrades to its accelerator complex, Fermilab Today will post updates on the work going on in the accelerator tunnels. The Accelerator Division aims to send first beam through the Main Injector later this month, and the commissioning of the revamped Recycler storage ring is scheduled to begin in July.

The Recycler-30 straight section. Photo: Marty Murphy, AD

Recycler
Rigging contractors and technicians completed the installation of shielding around the primary collimator located in the Recycler-30 straight section (see photo).

Main Injector
Vacuum technicians completed the leak check for the MI 52 Lambertson magnet. Interlock technicians re-cored the gate and door locks and conducted interlock system test. Accelerator experts and operators cleared all the MI buss faults and then successfully conducted low pots and high pots.

NuMI Beamline
Installation of horn 1 and horn 2 is complete.

Alignment
Alignment techs completed verification of all components in the 8 GeV area, as well as portions of the Main Injector and Recycler areas.

Safety
ES&H personnel report that area walkthroughs continue to yield very good results. They commended employees for using personal protective equipment and performing pre-job planning.

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