Author: Macha, K.
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MOPCAV001 Cavity Production and Testing of the First C75 Cryomodule for CEBAF 250
  • G. Ciovati, G. Cheng, E. Daly, G.K. Davis, M.A. Drury, J.F. Fischer, D. Forehand, K. Macha, F. Marhauser, E.A. McEwen, A.L.A. Mitchell, A.V. Reilly, R.A. Rimmer, S. Wang
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under contract DE-AC05-06OR23177.
The CEBAF cryomodule rework program was updated over the last few years to increase the energy gain of refurbished cryomodules to 75 MeV. The concept recycles the waveguide end-groups from original CEBAF cavities fabricated in the 1990s and replaces the five elliptical cells in each with a new optimized cell shape fabricated from large-grain, ingot Nb material. Eight cavities were fabricated at Research Instruments, Germany, and two cavities were built at Jefferson Lab. Each cavity was processed by electropolishing and tested at 2.07 K. The best eight cavities were assembled into ’cavity pairs’ and re-tested at 2.07 K, before assembly into the cryomodule. All but one cavity in the cryomodule were within 10% of the target accelerating gradient of 19 MV/m with a quality factor of 8·109. The performance limitations were field emission and multipacting.
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THPCAV008 Results From the Proton Power Upgrade Project Cavity Quality Assurance Plan 801
  • J.D. Mammosser, E. Robertson
    ORNL RAD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • R. Afanador, M.S. Champion, M.N. Greenwood, M.P. Howell, S.-H. Kim, S.E. Stewart, D.J. Vandygriff
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • A. Bitter, K.B. Bolz, A. Navitski, L. Zweibaeumer
    RI Research Instruments GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • E. Daly, G.K. Davis, P. Dhakal, D. Forehand, K. Macha, C.E. Reece, K.M. Wilson
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the US Department of Energy (DOE)
The Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) Project at Oak Ridge National Lab’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is currently under construction. The project will double the beam power from 1.4 to 2.8 MW. This is accomplished by increasing the beam current and adding seven new Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cryomodules. Each new cryomodule will contain four six-cell, beta 0.81, PPU style cavities. A quality assurance plan was developed and implemented for the procurement of 32 PPU cavities. As part of this plan, reference cavities were qualified and sent to Research Instruments Co. for the development and verification of process steps. Here we present the results from this plan to date.
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THPTEV012 Substitution of Spring Clamps for Bolts on SRF Cavity Flanges to Minimize Particle Generation 853
  • G.H. Biallas
    Hyperboloid LLC, Yorktown, Virginia, USA
  • E. Daly, K. Macha, C.E. Reece
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: Funding supplied by US Department of Energy SBIR Grant #DE-SC0019579
Hyperboloid LLC developed and successfully tested a System of High Force Spring Clamps to substitute, one for one, for bolts on the flanges of SRF Cavities. The Clamps are like exceptionally forceful binder clips. The System, that includes the Hydraulic Openers that apply the clamps, minimizes generation of particulates when sealing cavity flanges. Hyperboloid LLC used ANSYS to design the titanium clamps that generate the force to seal the hexagonal cross section, relatively hard aluminum gasket developed for TESLA and used at JLab and other accelerators. The System is developed to be suitable for use in SRF Clean Rooms. Results of particle counter readings during bolt and clamp installation and superfluid helium challenges to the sealed flanges are discussed. Results of a half-size clamp that could seal a soft aluminum gasket and the attempt to seal a gasket made of niobium are also discussed.
L. Monaco, P. Michelato, C. Pagani, N. Panzeri, Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Tesla-like SFRF Cavity Flanges, INFN Milano- LASA, I-20090 Segrate (MI), Italy. Proc. EPAC 2006, Edinburgh, SC
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THPTEV014 Managing Procurements in the Time of Covid-19: SNS-PPU as a Case Study 863
  • K.M. Wilson, G. Cheng, E. Daly, N.A. Huque, T. Huratiak, M. Laney, K. Macha, D.J. Maddox, M. Marchlik, P.D. Owen, T. Peshehonoff, M. Torres, M. Wiseman
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: Supported by the Dept of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics under contract DE-AC05-06OR23177 (JSA); and by UT-B which manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.
In early 2020, COVID-19 swept across the world. The accelerator industry, like many others, was impacted by disease, delays, shortages, and new working conditions. All Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) employees were sent home in mid-March 2020, with many still working remotely now. At the time, JLab was working on the Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Procurements had been placed and were being managed, parts were being received and inspected. This paper details the JLab procurement plan for the SNS PPU project, and the mitigations that were developed to continue to support this project smoothly under the limitations imposed by COVID-19.
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About • Received ※ 15 June 2021 — Revised ※ 30 November 2021 — Accepted ※ 21 January 2022 — Issue date ※ 01 May 2022
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