CAT Chat Minutes

February 12 , 2007

Operations Update, Mark Beno

We experienced two beam losses, one caused by too much beam motion and a second occurred when a interlocked cabinet door was opened during operations. We also had two station problems related to the door switches. Please let the AES Interlocks group know if there is a problem with the door switches.


  • 99.3% scheduled beamtime
  • Meantime between faults 96 hours

Safety, Tom Barkalow

The speed limit for tricycles and vehicles on the ring is the equivalent to a fast pace walk.

A notification for the requirement for the use of safety glasses in chemical laboratories will be sent. Effective March 1 st , the default requirement will be: Safety glasses must be worn when entering APS chemistry laboratories unless authorized personnel states otherwise or the laboratory has appropriate signage.

Several ongoing assessments will be conducted in early March. These assessments will include the following:

  • Internal Management Assessment from XSD-AES (hydrogen & laser safety)
  • Electrical safety (Lab-wide)

Pressure System Safety:

  • Groups of pressure systems must be identified in inventory.
  • Must be safe or tagged
  • Must have pressure release capacity.

Daylight Savings Time, Bruce Glagola

Oracle will go down 4-8 hours to implement a patch for the new daylight savings time. The shutdown will possibly take place on Monday.

An email regarding the switchgear maintenance has been sent to all resident users. If you have not received this email please, contact Bruce Glagola.

Closing Remarks, Mark Beno

Tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., J. Quintana, G. Srajer, and M. Beno will take a look at each sector's liquid Nitrogen System. This procedure is to provide documentation for these systems so that a report can be prepared prior to next week's deadline.

The 2007 User's Meeting is on the webpage. This years banquet will be held at the Planetarium.

The budget looks good but has not passed the Senate.

FMS has the re-stripping of the handicap parking spaces in the Building 435 parking lot and repair of the sidewalk on their list of FY07 projects. No dates have been set for the work to be done.

Next Meeting:

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held on Monday, February 19, 2007.