CAT Chat Minutes

November 12, 2007

Operations Update, Patricia Fernandez

There were no beam interruptions this week (11/7 to 11/12/07).

There was one instance at the beginning of user operations when the SR current was below 100mA for 36.8 minutes. A scraper in LINAC malfunctioned; it was reset by the Controls group to its correct position.

Beamline Problems:

  • There was no beamline downtime reported this week.


  • 99.47% - Beamtime
  • 104.56 Hours – Meantime between faults

Safety, Jim Lang

The inspection of power and extension cord usage will begin tomorrow at 9:30 am starting at sector 1.

Training, Bruce Glagola

Starting next week, once an ESAF has been submitted, an email will be sent informing the PI or the onsite spokesperson of required training.

IT Topics, Ken Sidorowicz

See attachment.

Next Meeting:

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