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High Power Operation of J-PARC 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron Under High Temperature and Humidity

Oct 18, 2022, 11:30 AM
Oral Reliability in Harsh Environments Reliability in Harsh Environments


YAMAMOTO, Kazami (J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency)


The J-PARC 3GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) is aiming to provide the proton beam of very high power for neutron experiments and the main ring synchrotron. We have continued the beam commissioning and the output power from RCS have been increasing. In recent years, we have been trying continuous supply of 1-MW high-intensity beam, which is the design value, to a neutron target. We tried to operate continuously for over 40 hours in June 2020. However, some trouble occurred and the operation was frequently suspended. In June 2021, we tried again 1-MW operation but it was suspended due to deterioration of the cooling water performance. Last summer shutdown period, we recovered performance of the cooling water system and retried in this June. In the final case, the outside temperature became extremely high. We could not keep 1-MW power, whereas 600 kW beam was delivered in stable.

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YAMAMOTO, Kazami (J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

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