Cavity Conditioning and Operations Start-Up

  1. Cavity Conditioning 0-5 KW/Cavity
        a. Manually Monitor Cavity Vacuum
        b. Attempt to Maintain <1.0e-8 Torr. While Ramping Power
        c. Manually Tune/Detune Cavities to Control Outgassing
        d. Essentially No Cavity Component Damage Occurs
  2. Cavity Conditioning 5-15 KW/Cavity
        a. Manually Monitor Cavity Vacuum
        b. Attempt to Maintain <1.0e-8 Torr. While Ramping Power
        c. Manually Ramp Cavity Power to Control Outgassing
        d. Essentially No Cavity Component Damage Occurs
  3. Cavity Conditioning 15-40 KW/Cavity
        a. Rely on Cavity Vacuum Interlocks to Protect Cavities
            1) Vacuum Interlocks
            2) Arc Detectors
        b. Attempt to Maintain <1.0e-8 Torr. While Ramping Power
        c. Automated Ramp of Cavity Power, (Manual Override as Necessary)
        d. Cavity Component Damage Has Occured
  4. Operations Start-Up Concerns
        a. Beam Excited Higher Order Mode Energy
        b. Higher Power Transmitted Through Coupler Windows, 40-80 KW/Cavity
  5. Beam Operations Conditioning
        a. Increase Stored Beam in 20 mAmp Increments
        b. Maintain Beam Current Level Until Vacuum Levels Stabilize
        c. Attempt to Maintain <1.0e-8 Torr