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Oct 16 – 21, 2022
Marriott Newport News at City Center
US/Eastern timezone

Cryogenic Supply Chain Disruptions Effect on Accelerator Operations

Oct 17, 2022, 11:30 AM
Oral Accelerator Support Systems Accelerator Support Systems




TRIUMF is heavily reliant on supplies of liquid helium and liquid nitrogen to maintain operations. The Cyclotron uses bulk LN2 and a Linde 1630 helium refrigerator to support the vacuum system. There are two superconducting LINAC’s at TRIUMF as well. Both use LN2 to cool the necessary 80K thermal shields. There are three Helium Refrigeration cold boxes to supply LHe for the cryomodules. The on-going helium shortage, Covid-19 pandemic and natural disasters have created restrictions and interruptions to cryogenic fluid supply that has impacted operations. This presentation will discuss the impact, our response and possible future plans to attempt to mitigate the impact of these issues on lab operations.

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