CAT Chat Minutes

March 12 , 2007

Operations Update, Mark Beno

Please report any downtime to the Floor Coordinators. We had 2 hours and 45 minutes of accelerator downtime due to a power supply problem.


  • 99.09% - Beamtime
  • 166 hrs. Meantime between faults

ESH Updates, Paul Rossi

Please check the expiration dates on permits and get them renewed or extended where applicable.

The electrical assessment for ASD operations will take place today (March 12) and tomorrow.

CryoCooler and Switchgear Maintenance, John Quintana

The switchgear maintenance date has been set. An email informing resident users has been sent out and reminder emails will continue to be sent as we get closer to the maintenance date. Both the Sector's LOM and Beamline will be shutdown, except where noted {(*) Beamline only, (**) LOM only}

  • X4:S12*, S13, S14, S15, S16** [LOM 434] (Saturday, April 21, 2007)
  • X6: S20*, S21, S22, S23, S24** [LOM 436] (Saturday, April 28, 2007]
  • X7: S24*, S25*, S26*, S27* [Saturday, May 12, 2007]

Power will be off from approximatly 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the latest. If you are in the above sectors and did not receive an email, please contact Bruce Glagola.

If your CryoCooler needs servicing or if you would like to get in the queue for the August/September shutdown, please fill out the cryo request part of MOM online. If you would like the link emailed to you, please contact J. Quintana ( ).

Announcements, Mark Beno

If you would like special maintenance for hutch doors, please contact Andy Stevens.

Next Meeting:

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