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Message ID: 8766     Entry time: Thu Jun 27 17:04:49 2013
Author: Jenne 
Type: Update 
Category: safety 
Subject: Nitrogen bottle too hot - overpressured 

All of us in the control room / desk area heard a sudden whoosh of air a few minutes ago.  It kind of sounded like a pressure washer or something.  We determined that the northmost nitrogen bottle outside the front door was letting out all its gas. 

It's a gazillion degrees outside (okay, only 91F, according to a google of "Caltech Weather"), and those bottles are in direct sun all day.

We are leaving the bottle as-is, since it seems like its has finished, and nothing else is happening.

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