CAT Chat Minutes

June 25, 2007

Operations Update, Mark Beno

There was one accelerator problem this week, which resulted in 2.48 hours of downtime. The trip was due to a power supply failure.


  • 98.9% - Scheduled beam time
  • 130 hrs -- Meantime between faults

There will be a monthly operations meeting on Wednesday, June 27 th at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Refreshments will be served.

Safety, Edmund Chang

T. Barkolow and P. Rossi have hired a student who will be doing a chemical inventory. The ASD areas will be inventoried first followed by AES and then the XSD/user areas.

The results to the Industrial Hygiene Surveys are as follows:

  • 433/434 -- Results below limit.
  • 432/435 -- Detection of lead on the top of the Lathe.
  • 431/438 -- Detection of lead on the table of the Belt Sander.

Overall, the results are better than in the previous 6 months.

Next Meeting:

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held on July 2nd at 3:00 p.m.