CAT Chat Minutes

December 17, 2001


User Operations

The storage ring availability for this past week was ~ 97%. Meantime between faults was 27 hours. A few trips occurred over the past week due to rf and PSS faults.

An eight-hour machine studies period will begin at 0800 hours on Tuesday, December 18. Hybrid fill mode will continue through the end of the run at midnight on Sunday, December 23 using triplets at one fill per day.

User Operations will resume on January 23, 2002, at 0800 hours.


General Information

All emergenies that occur at ANL must be reported by calling 911. This includes the CAT personnel as well as users and visitors. The CATs should inform all users of the safety policies.

Roger Klaffky has accepted the position of Associate Division Director in the APS Operations Division. Roger will be responsible for the groups currently within the User Operations and Accelerator Operations areas. Roger is well known to many of the users and we expect his involvement in the organization will add new strength in these critical areas. We expect him to assume these responsibilities by late-March.

It has been a significant year with many changes and substantial progress made. The APS facility will continue to improve and your comments and questions are always appreciated.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!