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  2701   Tue Mar 23 10:11:13 2010 steveUpdatePEM small air cond unit failed yesterday

Old control room air condition failed yesterday around noon. It was blowing 80-85F hot air for about 2-3 hours at racks 1Y4-7 and the entry room 103

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  14299   Fri Nov 16 10:26:12 2018 SteveUpdateVAC single viton O-rings

The 40m vacuum envelope has one large single O-ring on the OOC west side. All other doors have double O-ring with annuloses.

There are 3  spacers to protect o-ring. They should not be removed!

 

The Cryo-pump static seal to VC1 also viton. All gate valves and right angle valve plates have single viton o-ring seal.

Small single viton o-rings on all optical quality viewports.

Helium will permiate through these fast. Leak checking time is limited to 5-10 minutes.

All other seals are copper gaskits. We have 2 manual right angle with METAL-dynamic seal [ VATRING ] as  VV1 & RV1

 

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  4350   Thu Feb 24 16:47:26 2011 steveConfigurationPSL shutter is back on the PSL output

Uniblitz mechanical shutter was placed into the beam path of the PSL output with razor beam trap. The output power was 1.39W at 2.08A

It is working from the MEDM screen "old map" C1IOO_Mech_Shutter.adl

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  14199   Tue Sep 18 14:02:37 2018 SteveUpdatesafety safety training

Yuki Miyazaki received 40m specific basic safety training.

 

  7434   Mon Sep 24 17:47:05 2012 SteveUpdateVAC ready to pump

  The IFO will be at atmosphere  overnight. The annuloses are pumped down. The access connector jam nuts are tightened to 45 ft/lbs

Actual pumpdown will start tomorrow morning.

  9980   Wed May 21 09:35:33 2014 SteveUpdateSUS razor beam dumps ETMX_ISCT

Quote:

Anodized aluminum dumps replaced by 6 razor beam dumps.

Two more razor beam dumps added this afternoon.   The picture will updated tomorrow.

 There are 9 razor beam dumps at ETMY-ISCT

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  12626   Fri Nov 18 15:10:06 2016 SteveUpdateGeneral projector shipped out for repair

Vivitek D952HD sn2160130 was send out for warranty repair. It's hard to believe that it has a 5 year warranty...... RMA - WR16004483.....expected to be back by Friday, Dec 2

Quote:

The projector failed just now with a pretty loud 'pop' sound - I've never been present when the lamp goes out, so I don't know if this is usual. I have left the power cable unplugged for now...

Replacement is ordered Nov 4

 

  11915   Wed Jan 6 10:58:03 2016 SteveUpdateGeneral projector light bulb is out

Projector light bulb ordered

Quote:

 

[ Manasa, Ericq and Steve ]

 Vivitek D952HD with 186 hours installed.

 

  12596   Thu Nov 3 12:40:10 2016 gautamUpdateGeneral projector light bulb is out

The projector failed just now with a pretty loud 'pop' sound - I've never been present when the lamp goes out, so I don't know if this is usual. I have left the power cable unplugged for now...

Replacement is ordered Nov 4

  7595   Tue Oct 23 09:37:33 2012 SteveUpdateSUS passive TT adjustment correction

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Tip Tilt pitch adjustment on existing-in vacuum suspension. This can be added by a simple installation of a 1.25" long 2-56 threaded rod with nuts.

 We should check that  their sus wire diameter are 0.0017"  All 2-56 hardware are in and  Bob is cleaning them.

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  9374   Wed Nov 13 11:30:07 2013 SteveUpdatePEM particle counter MOVED
Particle counter moved from the top of IOOC to the east wall
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  9254   Fri Oct 18 15:18:49 2013 SteveUpdatePEM particle count peak or ...

Sunday evening fireworks. Manasa heard it.

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  9952   Wed May 14 10:04:06 2014 SteveSummarySUS oplev laser and temperature

 ETMX oplev qpd gain has to be increased.

 

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  6323   Mon Feb 27 14:35:22 2012 steveUpdateSUS oplev YAW transfer functions

 The BS and the PRM have 3.3 Hz resonant gain filters that kill the phase margins.

 

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  6309   Thu Feb 23 10:53:54 2012 steveUpdateSUS oplev PIT transfer functions

 Oplev transfer functions PIT UGF were optimized to be at 2-3 Hz with 60 degree minimum phase margin by adjuting oplev gains.

Additional Notes by KI:

  • The PRM oplev has a tailored 3.3 Hz resonant gain in order to calm down a wobble during the lock acquisitions.
  • Also in the PRM oplev a 35 Hz elliptic cut-off filter wasn't  activated at the time when Steve measured it.
  • In both ITMs, elliptic cut-off filters seem to have higher corner frequencies compered with the others.
    • I guess these settings are from the old days.
  • ETMs and ITMs have whitening filters while the rest of the suspensions don't.
    • Without the whitening filters, normally the signals above 30 Hz are covered by some electrical noises or perhaps He-Ne laser intensity noise (#5630).
      • This is why we usually use the 35 Hz elliptic filters to roll off the control noises.
    • Since the ETMs and ITMs have whitening filters they potentially can have slightly higher corner frequencies in the elliptic filters.
      • Of course the corner frequencies need to be re-designed in terms of the amount of noise injection to the longitudinal motion.

 

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  974   Fri Sep 19 11:48:14 2008 steveUpdateComputers old hubs can make one happy
Joseph finds a XIX century bottle neck hub: CentreCOM 3624TR 10Base-T
and happily replaces it with Netgear GS724T 1000Base-T
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  3422   Fri Aug 13 18:32:48 2010 steveUpdatePEM new legs attached to optical table

Koji, Rana and Steve

 

The floor preparation continued today. The really messy part of drilling and jack-hammering the concrete were done in controlled manner.

Particle counts peaked at 106K of 0.3 micron and 13 K of 1.0 micron particles/ cfmin at the top of SP table.

Legs were installed with the help of Koji and strongman Rana. Professor Rana was very useful lifting the 85 lbs legs. 

 

Atm1, Drilling holes for ribbed bar reinforcement of concrete

Atm2, Koji and Rana are playing hide and seek while installing legs

Atm3-4, 6 Rigid tripod legs attached by 6x3 of 1/4-20x 7/8 screws. The top plates of the legs were torqued to 108 ft/lbs by Rana

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  8822   Wed Jul 10 14:49:00 2013 SteveUpdateGreen Locking more fiber protective tubing layed

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Craig, Gautam and Steve,

Single mode fiber 50m long is layed out into cable tray that is attached to the beam tube of the Y arm.

It goes from ETMY to PSL enclosure. It is protected at both ends with " clear- nylon slit corrugated loom tubing " 1.5" ID

The fiber is not protected between 1Y1 and 1Y4

 Installed 0.5" ID 10 ft long protective tubing at the PSL end of the  ETMY fiber this morning. Here I had to cable tie a bunch of cables at the east side of the PSL enclosure.

They were hanging off the table blocking space were the sliding doors move.

 At the ETMX end of the X-arm fiber received the same protective tubing.

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  3505   Wed Sep 1 10:54:15 2010 steveUpdatePEM more crane balancing

Crane balancing at the south end is continuing today.

  3288   Mon Jul 26 08:51:31 2010 steveUpdatePEM lowering AC setpoint by 2F makes PSL happy

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The control room temp is warmer than usual. The heat exchanger Office Pro 18 set point was lowered from 70 to 68F yesterday.

The MOPA headtemp is higher also. The Neslab chiller bath temp peaks around 21.6 C daily. This should be rock solid 20.00 C

It did not have any effect.

Now, I have just lowered the thermostat setting of room 101 from 73 to71F  I  hope Koji can take this.

 Little change in the AC set temp can make wonders. Neslab chiller bath temp 19.99C is back to normal and daily variation of PSL are much better.

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  3745   Wed Oct 20 16:41:41 2010 steveOmnistructureGeneral laser chiller leaving for MIT
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  12227   Wed Jun 29 14:32:22 2016 SteveUpdateSUS how to remove epoxy from optics

 

Hi Steve -

I found the doc I was looking for:

https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-E1200821

Specifically, you might find guidance in Section 5 and the pictures at the end of the doc.  This should work for Vacseal as well.

Good luck - it will take some time (hours to day or 2)...
I'll be interested to know how it goes.

GariLynn helped us develop this procedure so you could also ask her to cast an eye over the setup if you are worried.

-Betsy

ps: there is no existing fixture to hold SOS optic while soaking it
 

  12231   Thu Jun 30 10:03:16 2016 SteveUpdateSUS how to remove epoxy from optics

Proposed Acetone soak dish for SOS epoxy softening.

It has good acces through 5" top ID. The set up is stable and teflon lined.

Materials: glass jar with SS cover, teflon bricks, 0.008" teflon wrapped "high density Drever bricks" and aluminum

Drever brick: I beleive it is a Tungsten alloy. We used it as vac-bat savor at the coffe can. It has high density, heavy and hard, it was never identified.

I will soak one brick  to see if it has any reaction ability with acetone.

 

NO means that only Glass and Teflon can be used for this fixture in  Acetone. We can not take a chance on the coating!

I guess the small surface area Aluminum dumbbell, guide rod and-or wire standoff, magnet and epoxy does not degrade the acetone such way that it effects our coating.

Not ot mention, that only the very edge of the coating would in this solution.

              

 

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  12241   Tue Jul 5 09:25:31 2016 SteveUpdateSUS how to remove epoxy from optics

Glass soaking dish with teflon guides.

Quote:

Proposed Acetone soak dish for SOS epoxy softening.

It has good acces through 5" top ID. The set up is stable and teflon lined.

Materials: glass jar with SS cover, teflon bricks, 0.008" teflon wrapped "high density Drever bricks" and aluminum

Drever brick: I beleive it is a Tungsten alloy. We used it as vac-bat savor at the coffe can. It has high density, heavy and hard, it was never identified.

I will soak one brick  to see if it has any reaction ability with acetone.

 

NO means that only Glass and Teflon can be used for this fixture in  Acetone. We can not take a chance on the coating!

I guess the small surface area Aluminum dumbbell, guide rod and-or wire standoff, magnet and epoxy does not degrade the acetone such way that it effects our coating.

Not ot mention, that only the very edge of the coating would in this solution.

              

 

 

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  9643   Tue Feb 18 10:10:07 2014 SteveUpdatePEM floor cleaning under racks

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 Keven, Steve

 

The floor was cleaned under the east arm tube with hand held wet towel. We moved staff around and mopped. I did at the bottom of rack  1Y1, 2  and 3. 

Last week we did the south arm tube floor.

Next week we 'd like to clean under rack 1X1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 

 Keven, Steve

1Y4, 1X1,2,3,4 & 5 instrument racks floor space were cleaned.

  9689   Tue Mar 4 17:07:27 2014 SteveUpdatePEM floor cleaning under racks

Quote:

Quote:

 Keven, Steve

 

The floor was cleaned under the east arm tube with hand held wet towel. We moved staff around and mopped. I did at the bottom of rack  1Y1, 2  and 3. 

Last week we did the south arm tube floor.

Next week we 'd like to clean under rack 1X1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 

 Keven, Steve

1Y4, 1X1,2,3,4 & 5 instrument racks floor space were cleaned.

 Keven, Steve

 

1X6, 1X7 and 1X9 instrument racks floor space were cleaned today

  9623   Tue Feb 11 16:49:36 2014 SteveUpdatePEM floor cleaning

 Keven, Steve

 

The floor was cleaned under the east arm tube with hand held wet towel. We moved staff around and mopped. I did at the bottom of rack  1Y1, 2  and 3. 

Last week we did the south arm tube floor.

Next week we 'd like to clean under rack 1X1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 

  7999   Tue Feb 5 09:08:11 2013 SteveUpdatePEM exterier doors to be painted

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The wood exteier walls, gutters and doors were painted at CES-Annex building #69

 The east and south end of the 40m emergency exit doors are sealed- tapped off temporarily.  They will be painted on the out side only.  This job will be done by tomorrow noon

 Do not open chamber if you smell the paint !

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  12930   Thu Apr 6 15:35:44 2017 SteveUpdatePEM envioirmental noise

Building:         Central Engineering Services

     

Date:             Monday, 04/10/17          

          

Time:             7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM           

 

Notification:     Crane Activity

    

Contact:          Ben Smith, X-4190 Brad Nielsen, X-8751

 

Contractors will be removing the large vaporizer located on the South

side of CES. Vehicle access will be restricted due to crane placement

and operation, but there will be a single traffic lane available. This

work may create minor noise and vibrations.  

  3591   Mon Sep 20 17:10:10 2010 steveConfigurationPSL enclosure beam guides to IFO are installed

The PSL out  2" OD beam guide tube was cut  1.5" shorter to 13.5"

The 10" OD  0.25" wall Al tube was replaced by a  lighter, not anodized and thinner  wall 0.094" tube of 15.5" lenght, that is 0.75" shorter.

The new position of the PSL table made these cuts necessary.

  14294   Wed Nov 14 14:35:38 2018 SteveUpdateALARM emergency calling list for 40m Lab

It is posted at the 40m wiki with Gautam' help. Printed copies posted around doors also.

  9098   Tue Sep 3 14:23:21 2013 SteveUpdatePEM earthquakes

 ~Vancuver, Canada earthquakes: magnitude 6,  5  and more shaking

 

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  11932   Thu Jan 14 13:44:05 2016 SteveUpdateSUS earthquake 3.6M

No obvious sign of damage.

 

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  11975   Thu Feb 4 10:14:52 2016 SteveUpdateSUS earthquake 3.5M

 

 

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  3404   Thu Aug 12 10:56:31 2010 steveUpdateEnvironment dusty floor work in progres

I powered down 1Y1 and 1Y2 instrument racks of MC and RF-systems this morning.

Both racks, SP table, clean tools-parts boxes and MC2 area are also covered with plastics.

Bertin Bros. Construction, Inc is working on the floor preparation. Their head man is Robby Bertin, cell 626. 831.2264

Today's job:

remove tiles, clean off tile glue, drill for ribbed  steel bars, rough clean- surface for good bounding. paint floor with bounding agent

  12656   Fri Dec 2 10:57:08 2016 steveUpdatePEM door seal replaced

The south end door leaky weather seals replaced.

The aim is here to get some overpressure inside / outside so the lab partical count would not depend on outside condition.

 

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  12020   Fri Mar 4 11:07:10 2016 SteveUpdatesafety crane inspection completes 2016 safey audit

All 3 cranes inspected by professional and load tested with 450 lbs at max reach.

 

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  13630   Mon Feb 12 14:56:00 2018 SteveUpdatesafety crane inspection 2018

Our 3 cranes passed  professional  inspection. Fred Goodbar of Konacrane with 450 lbs load at full extension.

Certificates will be posted in 40m wiki as they arrive.

 

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  12868   Mon Mar 6 09:12:59 2017 SteveUpdatesafety crane inspection 2017

All 3 cranes inspected by professional Fred Goodbar of Konecranes and load tested with 450 lbs at max reach on Friday, March 3, 2017

 

 

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  5307   Fri Aug 26 10:45:17 2011 steveUpdateGeneral crane at ETMY is fixed

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The horizontal trolley drive stopped working  at the east end this morning. It is working intermittently. In the worst case we can take the door off with the manual -Genie- lift.

I'm working with Konecrane to solve  the wormgear drive problem.

 New gear box installed and tested by Fred KoneCranes.

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  10023   Wed Jun 11 08:57:49 2014 SteveUpdatePEM air cond maintenance tomorrow morning

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  The 4th week of no wet mopping of the floor  and no wet wiping  the vacuum envelope.

 

We cleaned the intakes of the south arm IFO air condition. The bottom duct have quite a bit accumulation Atm1

See wet wiped contrast on Atm2

We found 3 holes around pipes ( coming from CES ) on the east wall that has to be sealed.

After closer examination of these holes, they are sealed off well.

 Air condition maintenance will be finished by 11:30am tomorrow.

 

Yesterday, Kelvin mopped with chemicals the whole floor area of the  lab. This was triggered by some  visiting  ants at our PSL last week. It was 6 months since we had the last fully wet mopped IFO floor.

The cleaning- mopping water became   very dirty at the end.

  12572   Wed Oct 19 17:02:34 2016 ranaUpdateGeneral Viewports & coating of 2016

These old specs are not so bad. But we now want to get replacements for the TRX and TRY and PSL viewports that are R <0.1% at 532 and 1064 nm.

I don't know of any issues with keeping BK-7 as the substrate.

  12570   Wed Oct 19 14:43:15 2016 SteveUpdateGeneral Viewports & coating of 2001

Tilted viewports installed in horizontal position. Atm2

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  14106   Thu Jul 26 15:11:18 2018 SteveUpdateGeneral Viewports & coating of 2001

New optical quality BK-7 windows in 2001 [4 substrates ] AR coated R<0.75 % for 630-1064nm " Azury BLue" broadband : TRX, TRY, ITMY-Oplev &  ITMX-Oplev viewports.

The BS-Oplev and PRM-Oplev 10" CF with 5.38" diameter view was coated the same way. The window here is Corning 7056 Borosilicate

5 more BK-7 substrates were coated R <0.1% of 1064 nm "Golden Orange" Their location: IMC-IN, IFO-REF and OMC   The next vent we have to confirm optical quality window locations.

All other conflat flange viewports are 7056 Kovar sealed .

Technical notes of 2001 40m upgrade can be seen at LIGO-T010115- 00- R  ....page 14

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  12848   Thu Feb 23 14:50:26 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope returned

The microscope shipped back to the vendor for credit yesterday.

Quote:

http://www.amscope.com/3-5x-180x-boom-stand-trinocular-zoom-stereo-microscope-with-144-led-ring-light-and-10mp-camera.html will be ordered today.

The actual unit we are getting has lockable zoom for better repeatability after calibration: SM-3NTPZZ-144

Quote: CWQ6-020817

 

 

 

  12813   Thu Feb 9 08:03:08 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope ordered

http://www.amscope.com/3-5x-180x-boom-stand-trinocular-zoom-stereo-microscope-with-144-led-ring-light-and-10mp-camera.html will be ordered today.

The actual unit we are getting has lockable zoom for better repeatability after calibration: SM-3NTPZZ-144

Quote: CWQ6-020817

 

 

  12788   Thu Feb 2 12:17:48 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope

This AmScope microscope would have 3.5x-180x magnification, calibratable measurement function, 5MP picture and good working distance to work on printed circuit boards.

 

  8432   Tue Apr 9 21:27:48 2013 JenneUpdate40m Upgrading TRY temporarily in place

Quote:

I've used a Y1 mirror to steer the Y transmission to an R98% BS. The reflected beam falls on PDA520 and the transmitted beam is steered to the camera. The earlier normalization of TRY is no more valid as the power distribution at the PD has changed.

 To take this into account, last night, I reduced the TRY gain by a factor of 2.  This is not exactly correct - when the layout is finalized we need to figure out what the pickoff situation used to be (we think, based on the Xend, that it could have been 0.5*0.9), and do the correct normalization.

  12952   Thu Apr 27 16:41:13 2017 Eric GustafsonUpdateLSC Status of the 40 m PD Frequency Response Fiber System
There two reports in the DCC describing the state of the system as of October 2014 including: (1)  Alex Cole’s “T1300618 Automated photodiode Frequency Response Measurement System” and a Wiki  created by Alex Cole where there are some instructions on the Master Script at https://wiki.ligo.caltech.edu/ajw?AlexanderCole    

And (2)  P140021 “Final Report: Automated Photodiode Frequency Response Measurement System for 40m Lab” by Nichin Sreekantaswamy and also as part of Nichin’s report by there is an archive of data at   https://wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu/Electronics/PDFR%20system   

I made a visual inspection of the system and saw that the following fibers collimators are still mounted in alignment mounts and the fiber is attached and pointed at a photodetector but possibly not aligned. 

ASP Table

Photodetector Label                             Fiber Label

REFL11                                              REFL55 Fiber on mount        

REFL33                                              REFL33 Fiber on mount

REFL55                                              REFL11 Fiber on mount

REFL165                                            No Fiber

AS55                                                   AS55 Fiber on mount

MCREFPD                                         MCREFPD Fiber on mount

No PD                                                 Loose unlabeled Fiber No mount

 

ITMX Optics Table

Photodetector Label                             Fiber Label

POX11                                                POX11 on mount

Unlabeled PD                                      POP22/POP110 on mount

NO PD                                                 POP55 loose fiber No mount

 

The RF switch seems to be hooked up and there is a fiber running from the Diode Laser module to the fiber splitter module. So REFL 11 and REFL545 seem to be illuminated by the wrong fiber. I’ll try and run the software on Monday and check to see if I need to move the fibers or just relabel them.

  12043   Wed Mar 23 11:55:47 2016 SteveUpdateGeneral Smart UPS 2200 Battery Replaced

Batteries replaced in control room UPS after 3 years from replaceUPSbattery.com

 

 

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