CAT Chat Minutes

November 27, 2006

Operations Update, Mark Beno


  • 98.29% - Scheduled beamtime
  • 83 hrs. Meantime between faults

Safety, Edmund Chang, Tom Barkalow

Certifications for machine shop lead workers are due to Cindy Chaffee by November 30, 2006.

This week Argonne Director Robert Rosner will be touring the APS to ensure the recurring issue with the compressed gas cylinders is being solved. Please be sure oxidizers and flammables are not within 20 ft. of the cylinders and cages are empty of debris. Also, since there is no safe provision to store small cylinders in the cages, they should be removed from the storage cages and placed in individual lab areas until there is a solution for storing them in the cages.


A question was raised as to international shipments of materials. Bruce Glagola will research the issue and report back to the group.

Next Meeting:

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held on Monday, December 4, 2006.