RC Update and Run Plan for Aug 12, 2020

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RC Meeting Information

RC Daily Meetings are at 4:15 PM, remote

Wednesday Aug 12 2020.

General updates

Pending problem

  • Beam trip rate

Recent polarization measurements

  • 43.6% at 7am [1]
  • 41.7% at 2:20 pm [2]

Current Run Plan

Normal Production running

  • Prerequisites
    • Make sure the raster size is correct (4-4.5)
    • Monitor beam parameters/configuration very often and post an entry like this at the beginning of your shift and when run conditions have changed
    • Running on cell targets: raster always ON (4-4.5, size will be determined by the scraping checks), orbit locks ON, current ramp rate 1 muA/sec
    • Always take 120Hz of EDTM
    • Fill the BTA with realistic numbers. If the desired beam current is not delivered prorate your ABUs!
    • Change the IHWP every 4 hours when running on glass cells
  • Run plan
    • Start back with the Beam / Raster checkout (short procedure) Checkout
    • Production on 3He; if not able to reach requested current, pro-rate the ABUs

Notes for tomorrow's 7:45 meeting


  • Opportunistic target polarization calibration and studies on Tuesday-Wednesday during beam off and Moller measurement (priority is beam)??
  • We are on the schedule to switch to 1st pass on Monday/Tuesday (17AUG / 18AUG). Need about ~ 3 days at 1st pass and would like to switch back to 5th pass before the weekend.
  • EPR diode good for now, but check for future planned accesses.
  • If Hall will have opening for 1+ hours, let Simona know as there is work to do on the cerenkov.

Hall Access

When there is a down:

Notices in Effect for Shift Crew

  • Beam positions: [3]
  • Policy for CANS-related hall status change: Make a logbook entry when the hall goes in, or comes out of laser-controlled access.
  • Magnet policies
    • Spectrometer GUI (go_magnets) should always be visible on Shift Leader computer, hcdesk3
    • HMS Q1 must be ramped down in 50A steps in all cases
    • Do not ramp HMS Q2 to zero, only go to 10A and then switch off power.
    • If any of the Spectrometers magnets trip, take a screenshot of the PSU window and check the hall for smoke or water with the camera before resetting the interlock and post it to hclog.
  • Inform the RC of any access that the Target Team requires. The RC will coordinate with RadCon to make everything run smoothly.
  • Please make sure that the orbit locks are enabled and the beam does not drift from its nominal position.
  • Ramp rate lock instructions are here and added to checklist[4]

Planned Accelerator Configuration Changes

  • Bluejeans remote connection information:
 To join the Meeting:
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 Meeting ID : 861439920
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