Accelerator Update - May 28-May 30
Wednesday May 28
At 3:15 PM, ComEd reported finding more concrete holding the old power pole in the ground than they had expected. Their crew will keep working until midnight or until they finally break through the concrete.
During the day and evening shift the safety group performed tests on the safety system.
Thursday May 29
The ComEd crew finished breaking out the concrete around 1 AM. The pole replacement will begin in the morning.
At 10:51 AM, Pbar experts reported that they had installed the new Lithium Lens. Unfortunately, power supply problems held up their pulse test.
During the day and evening shifts operators interlocked areas where work had been completed.
Pbar experts successfully tested their Lithium Lens during the evening shift.
Friday May 30
At 5 AM, safety system techs began checking the TeV safety system.
The scheduled site wide power outage occurred at 7 AM as planned. High voltage experts switched site power from the Kautz Road substation back to the Master Substation. The power returned twelve minutes later.
At 7:45 AM, an unscheduled power outage occurred. Fermi high voltage experts switched us back to the Kautz Road substation. Power returned about twenty-five minutes later.
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