Performance and Operating Experience of the RHIC First Sextant Test

  • J. Sondericker
  • M. Iarocci
  • G. McIntyre
  • H.-C. Hseuh
  • K. C. Wu
  • G. Ganetis
  • M. Anerella
  • J. Benson
  • Y. Farah
  • R. Grandinetti
  • E. Killian
  • C. Lac
  • A. Morgillo
  • J. Rank
  • A. Nicoletti
  • E. Quimby
  • M. Rehak
  • D. Zantopp
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 43)

Abstract

Installation and testing of the first sextant of RHIC magnets has been completed. The tests consisted of temperature cycling, quenching magnets, and measuring important engineering parameters of a string of magnets totaling a length of over 500 meters. This represents one sixth of the 3.8 kilometer circumference of the RHIC machine and serves as a basis for extrapolation of parameters for full machine operation. This paper gives an overview of the entire system, a detailed discussion of startup problems, operations and cryogenic system reliability over the period of the test and details of some of the important cryogenic operating parameters.

Keywords

Heat Load Brookhaven National Laboratory Cryogenic System Ultrasonic Welder Helium Refrigerator 
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References

  1. 1.
    M. Iarocci, et al., “RHIC 25 kW Refrigerator and Distribution System, Construction, Testing, and Initial Operating Experience”, CEC vol. 43, These ProceedingsGoogle Scholar
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    R. Grandinetti, et al., “Design Considerations and Experience of the RHIC Dual Magnet Cryostat Installation”, CEC vol. 43, These ProceedingsGoogle Scholar
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    K C Wu, et al., “Status, Operation and Performance of the RHIC Helium Refrigerator”, CEC vol. 43, These ProceedingsGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sondericker
    • 1
  • M. Iarocci
    • 1
  • G. McIntyre
    • 1
  • H.-C. Hseuh
    • 1
  • K. C. Wu
    • 1
  • G. Ganetis
    • 1
  • M. Anerella
    • 1
  • J. Benson
    • 1
  • Y. Farah
    • 1
  • R. Grandinetti
    • 1
  • E. Killian
    • 1
  • C. Lac
    • 1
  • A. Morgillo
    • 1
  • J. Rank
    • 1
  • A. Nicoletti
    • 1
  • E. Quimby
    • 1
  • M. Rehak
    • 1
  • D. Zantopp
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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