B&W Vertical Test Facility for SSC Collider Quadrupole Magnets
Developmental or “model” SSC quadrupole cold masses and collared coils are successfully being tested at the Vertical Test Facility (VTF) in Lynchburg, Virginia. Within this facility, a vertical dewar maintains a pool boiling liquid helium environment of 3.85 K to 4.5 K in order to observe the quenching and magnetic field characteristics of these coils. A description of the facility performance an its contents, including the dewar and ancillary equipment, is described hereafter.
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