Beginning six-week shutdown for upgrades and maintenance

Fermilab’s accelerator complex entered a six-week shutdown period on Friday, Sept. 5. The lab is also making allowances for a possible seventh week of maintenance to allow for contingencies.

During the shutdown period, laboratory personnel will perform maintenance on water, power, vacuum and other systems. They will also install devices that will allow a future 8-GeV beam to be delivered to the MC-1 Building, where the muon experiments are housed.

The accelerator complex is planned to come back online in stages with the Main Injector and Recycler by Oct. 27.