RC Meeting, Saturday, Dec 11, 2021

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RC Meeting Information

   Have RC meeting today

RC Daily Meetings are at 10 AM, remote

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Current Status

Current RC: Salina Ali

Day shift: Adjusted spectrometer angles to prepare for HEEP singles

  • Not taking data currently, because of magnet issue. Beam was off earlier but was ready to send to hall at approx. 9:00 am.
  • Q3 on SHMS is down, Amy Comer is magnet on-call. She has rebooted it (9:30 AM).
  • Power glitches throughout the accelerator seem to be the cause of the magnet issue
  • Q3 is currently ramping up. Will start HEEP singles plan after Q3 is stable.
  • Beam is ready to go, ready for HEEP singles
  • Possible target issue: low pressure ~18-16 psi for LH2 target. Usually the acceptable pressure is 22 psi. Would become a major issue if it gets below atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi). Dave Meekins might come in later to find a way to increase pressure.
    • The pressure was around the same for LD2 for previous run plan

Update on heep singles run plan (8 GeV)

  • 11:04 AM: First runs with LH2 (10 mins) and Al dummy (6 min) at 30 uA was successful. HMS at 19.88 deg and SHMS at 8.26 deg
  • 11:21 AM: When moving to next setting (HMS from 19.88 deg to 23.52 deg) and HMS got stuck at 20.7 degrees. There is a drive controller error [See log entry here]. Amy Comer is coming in to reset the circuit breaker and do a visual inspection of the tracks. She suspects the reset might not solve the issue, so we very likely will skip to the next setting, HMS at 25.02 deg, SHMS at 19.88 deg, taking Al data at 70 uA for 6 min, LH2 at 70 uA for 10 min.

Future plans

  • After HEEP singles, do luminosity scans, and then EDTM run
  • Photo cathode forecast
  • Steve Lassiter confirmed that moving to larger angles on Saturday does NOT require remote oversight from Amy or him.
  • Check with Steve about moving to 6.16 degrees on Dec 20th. This can be done with remote oversight.
    • Need to be sure that the Gui angle is modified to agree with the true angle when at 8.16 deg.
  • Tues Dec 14th, there is a possible OPS test plan for 9-1 and Hall access.

Current Run Plan

We are currently on 8.0 GeV Part 1 [See run plan]

  • Day:
    • The 2.5 hours Al dummy taken was enough.
    • Moving on to HEEP singles after Q3 is finished ramping up. [See run plan]

Notices in Effect for Shift Crew

  • The Raster Coil pair Ax and Ay are off. Raster needs to be at 4x4.
  • With LHe alarms it is good to check the cameras for plumes. If no plume and it is below the LO alarm and above LOLO then monitor with a plot and halog the problem.
  • With LNitrogen alarms are not that critical. Just need to start monitoring the problem with plot and halog.


Current Issues

  • The Raster Coil pair Ax and Ay are off
  • Elevator is not working
  • Noticed bug in Prescale GUI
  • Diffuser limit at 46uA
  • Instruction for raising the limit:

Crew Chiefs, We have permission to raise the Hall C diffuser raster limit to allow running >46uA to Hall C. This limit is normally imposed when one of the two rasters is not operative. Since the hall was able to double the running raster current to get the same size raster on the target as having both rasters, Keith is allowing us to raise the limit. To get to the setting, open the Hall C diffuser interlocks screen. Go to the bottom right corner and open the Expert screen. Just below and to the right of the FSD bits, raise the "Raster 1 OK Limit" to slightly above the highest current the hall wants to run at. Do not change the Raster 2 limit. Make a log entry with screen shots. Make an ABIL entry, System MPS and an expected removal date of 3 Jan. 2022. Paul

Planned Accesses to the Hall

  • Maintenance to pump down HMS transfer line.
  • Need to clean the SHMS encoder wheel

Planned Accelerator Configuration Changes

  • none

Special Requests

  • none