CAT Chat Minutes

July 16, 2007

Operations Update, Mark Beno

We had two problems that caused down time this past week, one caused by an RF system power supply and the other dealing with power supply on the mezzanine, in this case an entire crate needing to be replaced resulting in a longer than usual beam interruption.


  • 98% - Scheduled Beam Time
  • 78.4 hrs. - Meantime between faults

Safety, Tom Barkalow

An ISM day has been declared for Thursday, July 19 th . The majority of the site will be terminating work. The beam will continue to run, however, personal of both ANL beamlines and CATS are required to attend with some exceptions. Attendance will be taken and absences are required to watch a video at a later date.

Sometime in the next month a walk through will be conducted by EQO ensuring procedures have been taken to prevent safety issues in the future.

Reminder: There will be a DOE Laser Workshop held on July 1719, 2007. A number of people will be attending the workshop, which will focus on safety and the latest research in the laser area. Part of the workshop will include a tour of Sectors 7, 13, and 15. Please make sure each sector cleans its designated area on the experiment hall floor.

A wasp sting incident occurred in the gas cylinder cage. Please be aware of wasp when entering the storage areas.

Next Meeting:

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held on July 23rd at 3:00 p.m.