CAT Chat Minutes

March 3, 2008

Operations Update, Mark Beno


  • 98.37% - Beamtime
  • 95.52 hrs. – Meantime between faults

User Shop

Mark Beno reviewed the use of control room staff for after hour's support of the user shops. Since key card entry and training were added as requirements for access to the user shops (Feb. 2006), APS Accelerator operators have been trained to provide help on an emergency basis for simple shop projects such as drilling a hole or cutting a part. This service has been used only once during that time. A number of new operators would require training to continue providing this service. The attendees of the meeting supported eliminating the service given our experience with usage.

Next Meeting

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held Monday, March 10, 2008.