Phase 1 of MicroBooNE installation at LArTF

These shielding blocks and foam saddles will support the MicroBooNE cryostat and cryogenic system. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Phase 1 installation of the MicroBooNE experiment at the Liquid-Argon Test Facility is well under way. The intermediate deck has been removed to allow installation in the pit of the cryostat supports and the cryogenic system. The supports consist of shielding blocks and foam saddles. In the picture’s lower right corner are the liquid-argon circulating pumps. In the center of the picture is one of the two purifier skids for removing contaminants. Some of the foam-insulated cryogenic pipes are seen lying on the floor of the pit. Electrical work to wire the pumps has also begun.