RC Update and Run Plan for Aug 25, 2020

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RC Meeting Information

RC Daily Meetings are at 4:15 PM, remote

General updates

  • Target installation successful
  • Hall Lock up for beam at 9pm yesterday.
  • Beam into the Hall at 11pm yesterday.
  • New Reference cell position checkout to be good. New position for Briana and Will (Junhao)
  • Full night of Ref-Vac running: Kin A-X (~1.5 hours), Kin C-Z (~3.5 hours)
  • Moller is almost done
  • EPR calibration is done (this morning y Junhao before Moller): all previous NMR measurement will be 12% higher.
  • Pulsing NMR is not done
  • Current situation
    • Reference cell on vacuum
    • Briana is being laser pumped
    • HMS is at 20 degrees -4 GeV and SHMS is at 18 degrees -5.6 GeV

Pending problem(s) / Things to track

Recent polarization measurements

  • Day (08/24) 14:00 - 8.5% *
  • Day (08/24) 15:47 - 15.9% *
  • Swing (08/24) 19:04 - 22.0% *
  • Swing (08/24) 21:25 - 27.5% *
  • Owl (08/25) 0:22 - 31.6% *
  • Owl (08/25) 02:16 - 33.4% *
  • Owl (08/25) 04:05 - 35.5% *
  • Owl (08/25) 06:03 - 36.7% *
  • Owl (08/25) 07:42 - 37.4% *
  • *: Relative measurement, based on the most recent EPR measurement by Junhao, these numbers should be 12 percent higher.
  • EPR performed at 11:40am, new calibration constants are implemented. From this point onward, polarization results are absolute.
  • Owl (08/25) 16:42 - 39.5%

Current Run Plan

Normal Production running

  • Prerequisites
    • Make sure the raster size is correct (4--4.5mm)
    • 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--4.5mm, 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 at least every 8 hours when running on glass cells. If Hall A hasn't changed in 8 hours, call the RC
  • Run plan
    • Completing Moller
    • NMR
    • If polarization > 40% Production
      • The beam position on the polarizated target is not yet verified
    • If polarization < 40% Continue to execute reference cell run plan

Reference Cell Run Plan

 === REF-VAC on Kin-A and Kin-X (1--2 hours) ===  <Completed! 8/25 Owl> 
      HMS Kin-A:  p0 = -4.2 ; th=13.5
     SHMS Kin-X:  p0 = -7.5 ; th=11.0
   - Take 1--2 beam-on-target hours of data on the REF-VAC target
     - Use EL_CLEAN triggers in both arms (ps1=ps2=-1); Start with
       ps3=0, but adjust current and prescales to optimize as noted
       above.
 === REF-VAC on Kin-C and Kin-Z (3--4 hours) === <Completed! 8/25 Owl > 
      HMS Kin-C:  p0 = -4.0 ; th=20.0
     SHMS Kin-Z:  p0 = -5.6 ; th=18.0
   - Set the Spectrometers to the settings above
     - Follow the *updated* instructions in the How-Tos to rotate the
       Spectrometers
     - NOTE: Both sets of magnets can be directly ramped down to the
             new settings -- Do /not/ go to the MOL settings!
   - Target:  Reference cell with Vacuum (current setting)
   * Optimize the beam current and prescales as needed, but start with
     no prescales and evaluate the rates first.
     - MAXIMUM 30 uA (or as much as MCC can deliver and be stable)
   - Take 2 hours of beam-on-target data with
       * Use trigger T3 in *both* arms: set prescales
          ps3=0           (El_clean enabled, no prescaling)
          ps1=-1, ps2=-1  (disable both T1 and T2)
   - Take 2 hours of beam-on-target data with
       * Use trigger T1 in *both* arms: set prescales
          ps1=0           (3/4 enabled, no prescaling)
          ps2=-1, ps3=-1  (disable both T1 and T2)
 === REF-H2 on Kin-C and Kin-Z (3--4 hours) === <- We start here 
      HMS Kin-C:  p0 = -4.0 ; th=20.0
     SHMS Kin-Z:  p0 = -5.6 ; th=18.0
   - Target:  Reference cell with 135psig of Hydrogen (H2)
   * Optimize the beam current and prescales as needed, but start with
     no prescales and evaluate the rates first.
     - MAXIMUM 30 uA (or as much as MCC can deliver and be stable)
   - Take 3-4 hours of beam-on-target data with
       * Use trigger T1 in *both* arms: set prescales
          ps1=0           (3/4 enabled, no prescaling)
          ps2=-1, ps3=-1  (disable both T1 and T2)
 === Optics on Kin-B and Kin-Z ===
    (NOTE: You will NOT get here before the Moller -- that's OK.  This
           is really just notes for the shift *after* the Moller.)
      HMS Kin-C:  p0 = -4.0 ; th=20.0
     SHMS Kin-Z:  p0 = -5.6 ; th=18.0
       - Switch the target to C-OPTICS
       - Set the collimators to
            HMS: 'Sieve'
           SHMS: 'Centered Sieve'
       * Use trigger T3 in *both* arms: set prescales
          ps3=0           (El_clean enabled, no prescaling)
          ps1=-1, ps2=-1  (disable both T1 and T2)
       - Ask MCC:
         - to set the beam positions to 0,0
         - to set the raster to 0.5mm
         - request 40 uA (or as much as they can give us and keep
           reasonably stable beam)

Notices in Effect for Shift Crew

  • Follow all COVID rules and regulations as well as remind each other. Additional food guild lines:
    • All food are removed from the round table. Fruit are now store in the fridge, and individually packaged snacks are store on the shelf below the coffee machine.
    • No food near the SL and TO control station. If you would like to eat something, please use the empty round table (used to store food in the past), that is now empty and sanitized.
    • New coffee guide line: it is much preferred if you can bring you mug for the coffee. During the shift if one need to drink coffee near the control station, then the coffee mug must have a lid or have some kind of cover.
  • Beam positions: [1]
  • Policy for CANS-related hall status change: Make a logbook entry when the hall goes in, or comes out of laser-controlled access.
  • 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[2]
  • An new reference Cell refill procedure: New procedure
  • Magnet policies
    • Spectrometer GUI (go_magnets) should always be visible on Shift Leader computer, hcdesk3
    • Slow ramping procedure of the SHMS, go small steps to the MOL, an great example (1 hour 30 min process)
    • 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.
    • New updates to the magnet momentum ramping procedure: https://hallcweb.jlab.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_operate_and_monitor_the_Spectrometer_Magnets
    • 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.
  • New SHMS matrix element
  • When rotating the spectrometer, use HCCAM01 to keep an eye on the SOLID Cherenkov test stand when rotating SHMS (in addition to watching the live angle-cam image, etc). The updated rotation instruction can be found: https://hallcweb.jlab.org/wiki/index.php/Spectrometer_Rotation#NOTICES_IN_EFFECT

Planned Accelerator Configuration Changes

  • Hall C to 1st pass on 8/31 and back to 5th pass on 9/03


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