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  1511   Thu Apr 23 16:38:33 2009 steveUpdateVACvac valve relay box is shorting

Ben and I found this vacuum valve relay box intermittently shorthing yesterday.

It effects V4, V5, VA6 and VM1........   Please do not touch this box under the beam pipe next to the vac rack!

The function of this box to send 120VAC to the vacuum valve to move.

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  7547   Mon Oct 15 13:07:51 2012 jamieUpdateVACvacuum VME crate broken, replaced, minor vacuum mayhem ensues

Steve and I managed to access the fuse in the vacuum VME crate, but replacing it did not bring it back up.  We decided to replace the entire crate.

We manually checked that the most important valves, VC1, VM1 and V1, were all closed.  We disconnected their power so that they would automatically close, and we wouldn't have to worry about them accidentally opening when we rebooted the system.

We noted where all the cables were, disconnected everything, and removed the crate.  We noted that one of the values switched when we disconnected one of the IPC cables from a VME card.  We'll note which one it was in a followup post.  We thought that was a little strange, since the VME crate was completely unpowered.

Anyway, we removed the crate, swapped in a spare, replaced all the cards and connections, double checked everything, then powered up the crate.  That's when minor chaos ensued.

When the system came back online after about 20 seconds, we heard a whole bunch of valves switching.  Luckily we were able to get the medm screens back up so that we could see what was going on.

Apparently all of the ION pump valves (VIPEE, VIPEV, VIPSV, VIPSE) opened, which vented the main volume up to 62 mTorr.  All of the annulus valves (VAVSE, VAVSV, VAVBS, VAVEV, VAVEE) also appeared to be open.  One of the roughing pumps was also turned on.  Other stuff we didn't notice?  Bad.

We ran around and manually unplugged all of the ION pump valves, since I couldn't immediately pull up the vacuum control screen.  Once that was done and we could see that the main volume was closed off we went back to figure out what was going on.

We got the medm vacuum control screen back (/cvs/cds/caltech/medm/c0/ve/VacControl_BAK.adl.  really??)  There was a lot of inconsistency between the readback states of the valves and the switch settings.  Toggling the switches seemed to bring things back in line.  At this point it seemed that we had control of the system again.  The epics readings were consistent with what we were seeing in the vacuum rack.

We went through and closed everything that should have been closed.  The line pressure between the big turbo pump TP1 and the rest of the pumps was up at atmosphere, 700 Torr.  We connected the roughing pumps and pumped down the lines so that we could turn the turbos back on.  Once TP2 and TP3 were up to speed, we turned on TP1 and opened V1 to start pumping the main volume back town.   The main volume is at 7e-4 Torr right now.

 

So there are a couple of problems with the vacuum system.

  • Why the hell did valves open when we rebooted the VME crate?  That's very bad.  That should never happen.  If the system is set to come up to an unsafe state that needs to be fixed ASAP.  The ION pump valves should never have opened.  Nor the annulus valves.
  • Why were the switches and the readbacks showing different states?
  • Apparently there is no control of the turbo pumps through MEDM.  This should be fixed.

I connect belledona, the laptop at the vacuum station to the wired network, so that it's connection would be less flaky.

 

  11703   Tue Oct 20 16:27:04 2015 ericqUpdateVACvacuum VME machines rebooted

[ericq, Gautam, Steve]

Following roughly the same procedure as ELOG 11354, c1vac1 and c1vac2 were rebooted. The symptoms were identical to the situation in that ELOG; c1vac1 could be pinged and telneted to, but c1vac2 was totally unresponsive. 

The only change in the linked procedure was that we did not shut down the maglev. Since I unwittingly had it running for days without V4 open while Steve was away, we now know that it can handle shorter periods of time than that...

Upon reboot, many channels were readable again, unfortunately the channels for TP2 and TP3 are still blank. We were able to return to "Vacuum normal state," but because of unknowned communication problems with VM1's interlock, we can't open VM1 for the RGA. Instead we opened VM2 to expose the RGA to the main IFO volumn, but this isn't part of the "Normal" state definite, so things currently read "Undefined state".

  12525   Fri Sep 30 10:37:57 2016 SteveUpdateVACvacuum VME machines rebooted

[ Gautam and Steve ]

c1vac1 and c1vac2 were rebooted and the gauges are communicating now. V1, VA6, V5 and V4 were closed and disconnected to avoid unexpected valve switching. All went smoothly.

The new ITcc gauge is at 1e-5 Torr as CC1   This is the gauge that should be logged in slow channel.

TP2 fore line dry pump was replaced this morning after 382 day of operation.

TP3 dry pump is very noisy, but it's pressure still 47 mTorr

Quote:

[ericq, Gautam, Steve]

Following roughly the same procedure as ELOG 11354, c1vac1 and c1vac2 were rebooted. The symptoms were identical to the situation in that ELOG; c1vac1 could be pinged and telneted to, but c1vac2 was totally unresponsive. 

The only change in the linked procedure was that we did not shut down the maglev. Since I unwittingly had it running for days without V4 open while Steve was away, we now know that it can handle shorter periods of time than that...

Upon reboot, many channels were readable again, unfortunately the channels for TP2 and TP3 are still blank. We were able to return to "Vacuum normal state," but because of unknowned communication problems with VM1's interlock, we can't open VM1 for the RGA. Instead we opened VM2 to expose the RGA to the main IFO volumn, but this isn't part of the "Normal" state definite, so things currently read "Undefined state".

 

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  2648   Mon Mar 1 11:21:50 2010 steveConfigurationVACvacuum contoller is back to normal

Quote:

There is a planned power outage tomorrow, Saturday from 7am till midnight.

I vented all annulies and switched to ALL OFF configuration. The small region of the RGA is still under vacuum.

The vac-rack: gauges, c1vac1 and UPS turned off.

 Vac- rack is powered back up.  UPS first, than all other power switches from top to bottom of the rack, except Maglev

Manually started one by one TP2 and TP3  to accelerate to 50 KRPM

Brought up vac.control screen on lap-top at /cvs/cds/caltech/medm/c0/ve/VacControl_BAK.adl

V5 and VM3 were opened so TP3 can pump on the RGA

V4 was opened so TP2 can pump on the Maglev-TP1. The Maglev power was  turned on and started acceleration.

The vac control screen positions indicators were checked for true position and annulies vent valves were opened.

RGA manual on/off switch was turned at the top of the RGA-head. Ubuntu copmuter was started at cc4 1.1e-6 Torr

The RGA communication was started with:  ssh c0rga from control room

The rga-script was started ./RGAset.py     This script turns on the filament, rs-232 and scan parameters etc

 

Vac -configuration: IFO-P1 at atm, RGA is pumped and running in background mode, all annulos at atm

 

  9570   Thu Jan 23 08:04:04 2014 SteveUpdateVACvacuum control screen is blank

 

There is BLANK VacControl_BAK.adl screen only. 

I can move a valve by disconnecting it's  solenoid power if it's position is normally open.

I will close V1 and check computer cable connections and move on with manual - hand disconnect ea valve to be moved into the right position for vent. Valve positions will be confirmed by looking manual indicators on valves.

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  11960   Fri Jan 29 09:59:23 2016 SteveUpdateVACvacuum control upgrade

Rana stated yesterday that there will be a vacuum control update in the close future. Witnesses : Rich, Chris and Dave

Can you give me this in writing?

 

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  11706   Wed Oct 21 15:42:56 2015 SteveUpdateVACvacuum gauge check

Convectron gauge check:

Brand new 10 years old convectron gauge at atm was swapped into the place of existing gauges to see if they read close to 760 Torrs

They did reasonable well at the low end. I tried to imitate calibration and bring down the high end with little success.

( P1 and P2  were reading 7e-4 to ~660 Torr  The correction of the upper end pushed up the lower end too. I will correct this later

P3 and P4 high ends are way off )

The point is that they work.  Convectron gauges will be replaced and calibrated at the next vent.

Interlocks were not triggered during this test. I was expected to close the PSL shutter when P1 was reading 760 Torr

This hide some problem or  not understanding.

It was good to see CC1 and CC4 working at the moment

 

Somehow I succeded opening VM1 and closed VM2 = vacuum normal

I just hope it stays open overnight to get comparable RGA scan.

 

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  13664   Mon Mar 5 10:13:21 2018 gautamUpdateVACvacuum health

In Steve's absence, I've tried to keep an eye on the health of the vacuum system. From Attachment #1, the pressure of the main volume seems stable, no red flags there. I also don't here any anomalously loud sounds near the vacuum pumps. I've changed the N2 cylinders that keep V1 open twice, on Wednesday and Sunday of last week. So in summary, the vacuum system looks fine based on all the metrics I know of.

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  12487   Tue Sep 13 16:16:28 2016 ChrisOmnistructureVACvacuum interlock bypassed

(Steve, Chris)

The pumpdown had stalled because of some ancient vacuum interlock code that prevented opening the valve V1 between the turbo pump and the main volume.

This interlock [0] compares the channels C1:Vac-P1_pressure and C1:Vac-PTP1_pressure, neither of which is functioning at the moment. The P1 channel apparently stopped reading sometime during the vent, and contained a value of ~700 torr, while the PTP1 channel contained 0. So the interlock code saw this huge apparent pressure difference and refused to move the valve.

To bypass this check, we used caput to enter a pressure of 0 for P1.

[0] /cvs/cds/caltech/state/from_luna/VacInterlock.st

  2624   Mon Feb 22 11:38:05 2010 joe, jenne and steveConfigurationVACvacuum is back to normal

Morning condition: vacuum rack power is still off, no MEDM screen reading.....meaning unknown vacuum pressure.We closed PSL shutter immediately.

Joe restored c1iscepis and Jenne powered up the vac-rack UPS. Now the rest of the vac-rack power were restored from starting at the top to bottom.

P1 was reading 15 mTorr.  We restarted pumps and  set vacuum valve positions. V1 opening required Rob's recipe of elog # 1863 to defeat interlock that

has a non communicating gauge: PTP1

CC1 pressure just reached 1e-6 Torr at VAC NORMAL configuration.

  5962   Sun Nov 20 13:51:54 2011 steveUpdateVACvacuum is back up after ac interruption

State condition: Vac Normal,          CC1 ~8e-6 Torr

The IFO pressure peaked at  8.3 mTorr after 2days of not pumping.

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  7549   Mon Oct 15 17:08:01 2012 SteveUpdateVACvacuum is back with some disabled valves

Quote:

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Apparently all of the ION pump valves (VIPEE, VIPEV, VIPSV, VIPSE) opened, which vented the main volume up to 62 mTorr.  All of the annulus valves (VAVSE, VAVSV, VAVBS, VAVEV, VAVEE) also appeared to be open.  One of the roughing pumps was also turned on.  Other stuff we didn't notice?  Bad. 

 Several of the suspensions were kicked pretty hard (600+ mV on some sensors) as a result of this quick vent wind.  All of the suspensions are damped now, so it doesn't look like we suffered any damage to suspensions.

CLOSE CALL on the vacuum system:

Jamie and I disabled V1, VM2 and VM3 gate valves by disconnecting their 120V solenoid actuator before the swap of the VME crate.

The vacuum controller unexpectedly lost control over the swap as Jamie described it. We were lucky not to do any damage! The ion pumps were cold and clean. We have not used them for years so their outgassing possibly  accumulated to reach ~10-50 Torr

I disconnected_ immobilized and labelled the following 6 valves:  the 4 large ion pump gate valves and VC1,  VC2  of the cryo pump. Note: the valves on the cryo pump stayed closed. It is crucial that a warm cry pump is kept closed!

This will not allow the same thing to happen again and protect the IFO from warm cryo contamination.

The down side of this that the computer can not identify vacuum states any longer.

This vacuum system badly needs an upgrade. I will make a list.

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  10845   Sun Dec 28 07:29:16 2014 SteveUpdateVACvacuum is normal

Quote:

We run out of N2 for the vacuum system. The pressure peaked at 1.3 mTorr with MC locked. V1 did not closed because the N2 pressure sensor failed.

We are back to vac normal. I will be here tomorrow to check on things.

 ITMX damping restored.

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  9749   Tue Mar 25 14:52:57 2014 steveUpdateVACvacuum is recovered

 Out gassing plus leak rate   0.15  mTorr / hour

 The pressure rose to 2.5 mTorr in 17 hours

 V1 was opened at 1:56pm

 VM2 opened at 2:10 so the RGA region is back to 1e-5 torr

 

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  9615   Mon Feb 10 09:45:53 2014 SteveUpdateVACvacuum normal is reached

 

Quote:

 Pumpdown completed. IR shutter opened at P1 1 mTorr  The block is still in the beam path.

Remember to protect MCR pd before crack up the PSL power.

The ion pump gate valves were just closed by cc1 triggered interlock

The cry pump was "regenerated" during the vent and it's outgassing rate minimized.

CC3 cold cathode gauge was replaced.

 

Valve configuration for week end:

1, VA6 disconnected to avoid accidental venting the IFO through the annulos

2, VC2 disconnected to insure that the cryo stays closed

3, RGA is not running, It's pressure limit 1e-5 Torr

 

 Valve configuration:       Vacuum Normal    is reached in really 4 days if we do not count overnight rest of roughing.

 VA6 and VC2 are reconnected. I'm turning on the RGA next

 

 All 4 ion pumps were vented with air and pumped down to ~ 1e-4 Torr

 Ion pumps gate valve control cables are connected and their pumps are disconnected.

 

 The black relay box was tested repeatedly and it stopped misbehaiving.

We were at atmosphere for 13 days.  Chamber BS, ITMX, ITMY and ETMY were opened.

Al foil "cups" were placed on the back side OSEMs of PRM.

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  13268   Tue Aug 29 15:35:19 2017 SteveUpdateVACvacuum pump specifications & manuals

RP1 and RP3 roughing pump manual of Leybold D30A oily rotory pump

Fore pump of TP2 & TP3 Varian SH-100 Dry Scroll

TP2 and TP3 small turbo drag pump  Varian 969-9361 

TP2 and TP3 turbo controller Varian 969-9505

TP1 magnetically suspended turbo pump  Osaka TG390MCAB, sn360 and controller TC010M  and note : this  pump  running on 208VAC single phaseIt is not on the UPS !  

                                                             Osaka Maglev Manual        and Osaka Controller Communication Wiring                                                                                                                                

VC1 cryo pump CTI-Cryogenics Cryo Torr 8 sn 8g23925  SAFETY note: compressor single phase 208VAC and the head driver 3 phase 208VAC Compressor and driver have each separate power cord!

Installed at 40m wiki  also

Quote:

The V1 gate valve specs installed at 40m wiki page. VAT model number 10846-UE44-0007 Our main volume pumping goes through this 8" id gate valve V1 to Maglev turbo  or Cryo pump to  VC1

The ion pumps have 6" id gate valves:VAT 10844-UE44-AAY1,  Pneumatic actuator with position indicator and double acting solenoid valve 115V 60Hz  Purchased 1999 Dec 22

UHV gate valves 2.5" id. VAT  10836-UE44    Pneumatic actuator with position indicator and double acting solenoid valve 115V 60 hz, IFO to RGA  VM1 &  RGA to Maglev  VM2

mini UHV gate valve 1.5" id.   VAT  01032-UE01      2016 cataloge page 14,   manual - no position indicator, VM4  next to manual adjustable fine leak valve to RGA

UHV angle valve 1.5" id, model VAT 28432-GE41, Viton plate seal, pneumatic actuator with position indicator & solenoid valve 115V & single acting closing spring  MEDM screen: VM3,VC2, V3,V4,V5,V6,VA6,V7 & annuloses Each chamber annulos has 2 valves.

UHV angle valve 1.5" id, model VAT 57132-GE05   go page 208,   Metal tip seal, manual actuating only with position indicator,   MEDM screen: roughing RV1 and venting VV1 hand wheel needed to close to torque spec

UHV angle valve  1.5" id. model VAT 28432-GE01           Viton plate seal, manual operation only at IT gauges Hornet & Super Bee and  ion pumps roughing  ports. These are not labeled.

                                                      

The Cryo pump interlock wiring was added too

Note: all moving valve plate seals are single.

 

  7605   Wed Oct 24 09:15:12 2012 SteveUpdateVACvacuum rack 24V ps was current limited

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Apparently all of the ION pump valves (VIPEE, VIPEV, VIPSV, VIPSE) opened, which vented the main volume up to 62 mTorr.  All of the annulus valves (VAVSE, VAVSV, VAVBS, VAVEV, VAVEE) also appeared to be open.  One of the roughing pumps was also turned on.  Other stuff we didn't notice?  Bad. 

 Several of the suspensions were kicked pretty hard (600+ mV on some sensors) as a result of this quick vent wind.  All of the suspensions are damped now, so it doesn't look like we suffered any damage to suspensions.

CLOSE CALL on the vacuum system:

Jamie and I disabled V1, VM2 and VM3 gate valves by disconnecting their 120V solenoid actuator before the swap of the VME crate.

The vacuum controller unexpectedly lost control over the swap as Jamie described it. We were lucky not to do any damage! The ion pumps were cold and clean. We have not used them for years so their outgassing possibly  accumulated to reach ~10-50 Torr

I disconnected_ immobilized and labelled the following 6 valves:  the 4 large ion pump gate valves and VC1,  VC2  of the cryo pump. Note: the valves on the cryo pump stayed closed. It is crucial that a warm cry pump is kept closed!

This will not allow the same thing to happen again and protect the IFO from warm cryo contamination.

The down side of this that the computer can not identify vacuum states any longer.

This vacuum system badly needs an upgrade. I will make a list.

 While I was doing the oil change of the roughing pumps I accidentally touched the 24 V adjustment knob on the power supply.

All valve closed to default condition. I realized that the current indicator was red at 0.2A  and the voltage fluctuated from 3-13V

Increased current limiter to 0.4A and set voltage to 24V     I think this was the reason for the caos of valve switching during the VME swap.

 

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  5590   Fri Sep 30 18:35:42 2011 steve, kiwamuUpdateVACvacuum set for poweroutage

We did the following:

1, closed V1, VM1,  annuloses: VASE, VASV, VABS, VAEV,  VAEE and VA6

2, stop rotation of Maglev-TP1, waited to decellerate and turned off power to it

3, closed V4,  stoped rotation of TP2, waited to decellerate and turned power off

4, opened VM3 to RGA that is still running

 

I will come in tomorrow 9-10am to restart pumping.

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  13245   Wed Aug 23 10:11:46 2017 SteveUpdateVACvacuum valve specifications

The V1 gate valve specs installed at 40m wiki page. VAT model number 10846-UE44-0007 Our main volume pumping goes through this 8" id gate valve V1 to Maglev turbo  or Cryo pump to  VC1

The ion pumps have 6" id gate valves:VAT 10844-UE44-AAY1,  Pneumatic actuator with position indicator and double acting solenoid valve 115V 60Hz  Purchased 1999 Dec 22

UHV gate valves 2.5" id. VAT  10836-UE44    Pneumatic actuator with position indicator and double acting solenoid valve 115V 60 hz, IFO to RGA  VM1 &  RGA to Maglev  VM2

mini UHV gate valve 1.5" id.   VAT  01032-UE01      2016 cataloge page 14,   manual - no position indicator, VM4  next to manual adjustable fine leak valve to RGA

UHV angle valve 1.5" id, model VAT 28432-GE41, Viton plate seal, pneumatic actuator with position indicator & solenoid valve 115V & single acting closing spring  MEDM screen: VM3,VC2, V3,V4,V5,V6,VA6,V7 & annuloses Each chamber annulos has 2 valves.

UHV angle valve 1.5" id, model VAT 57132-GE05   go page 208,   Metal tip seal, manual actuating only with position indicator,   MEDM screen: roughing RV1 and venting VV1 hand wheel needed to close to torque spec

UHV angle valve  1.5" id. model VAT 28432-GE01           Viton plate seal, manual operation only at IT gauges Hornet & Super Bee and  ion pumps roughing  ports. These are not labeled.

                                                      

The Cryo pump interlock wiring was added too

Note: all moving valve plate seals are single.

  4059   Wed Dec 15 16:04:49 2010 steveConfigurationVACvacuum valves found in default condition

This condition is created when we run out of nitrogen that holds the valves in set positions. The Maglev and other turbos are still running in this configuration so one has to pay attention that the foreline valves are open.

Reset  error message on vacuum screen and opened V4 & V5 at 3pm today.

  3009   Fri May 28 13:32:01 2010 alberto, kiwamuUpdateVACvacuum work

We started a vacuum work in this morning. And still it's going on.

 

Although the last night the green team replaced a steering mirror by an 80% reflector on the PLS table, the beam axis to the MC looks fine.

The MC refl beam successfully goes into the MCrefl PD, and we can see the MC flashing as usual.

We started measuring the distance of the optics inside the vacuum chamber, found the distance from MC3 to MMT1(curved mirror) is ~13cm shorter than the design.

We moved the positions of the flat mirror after the Faraday and the MMT1, but could not track the beam very well because we did not completely lock the MC.

Now we are trying to get the lock of the MC by steering the MC mirrors.

 

P.S.

Kevin suceeded in locking it !!

  3010   Fri May 28 13:51:51 2010 JenneUpdateVACvacuum work

Quote:

We started a vacuum work in this morning. And still it's going on.

 

Although the last night the green team replaced a steering mirror by an 80% reflector on the PLS table, the beam axis to the MC looks fine.

The MC refl beam successfully goes into the MCrefl PD, and we can see the MC flashing as usual.

We started measuring the distance of the optics inside the vacuum chamber, found the distance from MC3 to MMT1(curved mirror) is ~13cm shorter than the design.

We moved the positions of the flat mirror after the Faraday and the MMT1, but could not track the beam very well because we did not completely lock the MC.

Now we are trying to get the lock of the MC by steering the MC mirrors.

 

 

 Hey guys,

I just finished redoing the calc based on the measurements that happened last week.  Using the average of the Vert and Horz measurements in Kevin's elog 2986, I find that we need to make the MMT telescope ~8cm longer.  So, can you please place the flat mirror after the Faraday in the same place as the drawing, but move the MMT1 79mm farther away from that flat mirror?  Looking at the table layouts that Koji has on the wiki, this should still (barely) fit.

New distances:

d2a = 884.0mm (no change) ------  MC3 to Flat after Faraday

d2b = 1123.2mm (move MMT1 farther toward center of BS table)  -------- Flat after Faraday (SM1) to MMT1

d3 = 1955.0mm (result of moving MMT1)  ---------  MMT1 to MMT2

d4a = 1007.9mm (no chnage)        ----------- MMT2 to SM2

d4b = 495.6mm (no change) ------------ SM2 to PRM

  3011   Fri May 28 14:24:30 2010 JenneUpdateVACvacuum work

I just got off the phone with Alberto and Kiwamu, and I'm going to try to recalculate things based on their measurements of the distances between MC3 and SM1.  It sounds like the CAD drawings we have aren't totally correct.    I know that when we opened doors just before Christmas we measured the distances between the BS table and the ITM tables, but I don't think we measured the distance between the IOO table and the BS table.  Hopefully we can fit everything in our chambers.....

  2613   Thu Feb 18 15:39:16 2010 Koji and SteveConfigurationVACvalve condition: ALL OFF

As preparation for the upcoming planned power outage we turned turbos, RGA off and closed valves.

IFO chamber is not pumped now. Small leaks and out gassing will push the pressure up slowly. At 3 mTorr of P1 the PSL output shutter

will be closed by the interlock.

It is OK to use light in the IFO up to this point.

  5104   Wed Aug 3 09:40:13 2011 steveUpdateVACvent

The vacuum system is coming up to atm. The vent was started with slow N2 flow. The PSL output is blocked 2 places on the table.

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  44   Thu Nov 1 09:17:27 2007 steveRoutineVACvent 64
Yesterday before vent I could not lock MC, therfore I could not measure the
transmitted power at MC2
The vent went well. We had lots of help.

We could not find the Nikon D40
PLEASE BORROW THINGS when taking them away
and bring them back promtly.

The laser was turned off for better visibility.

I see clean room frorks laying around here and there.
Please put them away so we do not carry excess particles into the chamber.
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  10559   Thu Oct 2 09:23:23 2014 SteveUpdateVACvent 77

Quote:

 

 Pump down reached "vacuum normal" state. IFO _P1 pressure 1e-4 torr

PSL shutter is opened.

 IFO_P1 pressure 1.6e-5 torr after 6 days at atm

 

PS: PSL sliding door 11 was left open overnight. The PSL particle count will reach room counts in 20 seconds at low speed of HEPA

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  12237   Fri Jul 1 09:20:44 2016 SteveUpdateVACvent 78

  VENT OBJECTIVES:

1, Fix ETMX sus "jump issue"

2, First Contact clean the arms

3, Install new spare cold cathode and convectron gauges: InstruTech-Hornet

4, Install 50 mm apeture beam baffles

5, Check and clean optical quality viewport from inside

 

The following bullets were executed:

  • Closed shutter of PSL-IR and green shutters at the ends 
  • Checked jam nuts are protecting bellows 
  • Check crane functionality & cleanliness last week

  • Particle count must be under 10,000 counts / cf min for 0.5 micron 
  • Checked all metal window covers are on. 
  • Check 5 cylinders (24 cft size) of instrument grade air, called Alfa Gas 1 in stock.
  • Took pictures of medm screens: sus-sum, aligned oplevs pos, alignment values and vac configuration
  • Turned Oplev servos off
  • Closed V1 and VM1, opened VM2
  • Opened VV1 manual valve to Nitrogen cylinder and let the P1 to rise to 25 Torr
  • Switched over to Instrument Grade Air Cylinder and continoed the vent with 8-10 PSI reading at the pressure regulator

We are venting the 40m IFO

     

Quote:

Steve has ordered some teflon parts to take the place of the metal parts in his acetone-soaking jig. They should arrive tomorrow. 

So, we will be begin the venting process tomorrow. Doors to come off on Tuesday.

 

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  12314   Wed Jul 20 11:39:07 2016 SteveUpdateVACvent 78 day 20

RGA background scan

Quote:

Vacuum Status: Chamber Open

All chamber annuloses are vented.  Vac Monitor screen is not communicating with gauges. The valve position indicator are working.

RGA is pumped by Maglev through VM2

 

 

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  12383   Mon Aug 8 10:35:12 2016 SteveUpdatePEMvent 78 day 38

 

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Vacuum Status: Chamber Open

All chamber annuloses are vented.  Vac Monitor screen is not communicating with gauges. The valve position indicator are working.

RGA is pumped by Maglev through VM2

 

 

 

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  12250   Wed Jul 6 10:58:07 2016 SteveUpdateVACvent 78 valve configuration

Vacuum Status: Chamber Open

All chamber annuloses are vented.  Vac Monitor screen is not communicating with gauges. The valve position indicator are working.

RGA is pumped by Maglev through VM2

 

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  12238   Fri Jul 1 15:48:10 2016 SteveUpdateVACvent 78 at 710 Torr

I just disconnected the 6th instrument grade air cylinder from the vacuum envelope at 720 Torr. Now it will reach equilibrium through a filter as it sucks in lab air.

This is the sure way not to over pressurize the chamber.

 

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  12559   Thu Oct 13 16:48:34 2016 SteveUpdateVACvent 79 is completed

IFO is at atmosphere. The MC can be locked in air now.

The doors will be coming off tomorrow 8am sharp.

Do we want to install the ITM baffles?

What about the found OSEM filters?

 

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  12557   Thu Oct 13 09:30:38 2016 SteveUpdateGeneralvent 79 is happening
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I have completed the following non-Steve portions of the pre-vent checklist [wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu]

  • Center all oplevs, transom QPDs (and IPPOS + IPANG if they are set up)
  • Align the arm cavities for IR and align the green lasers to the arms.
  • Update the SUS Driftmon values
  • Reconcile all SDF differences
  • Reduce input power to no more than 100mW (measured at the PSL shutter) by adjusting wave plate+PBS setup on the PSL table BEFORE the PMC. (Using the WP + PBS that already exist after the laser.)
  • Replace 10% BS before MC REFL PD with Y1 mirror and lock MC at low power.
  • Close shutter of PSL-IR and green shutters at the ends

All shutters are closed. Ready for Steve to check nuts and begin venting!

- checked all jam nuts

- checked all viewports are covered

- turned oplev servos off

- took pictures of medm screens: sus summs, aligned oplev centering, IFO& MC alignment biases and vac configuration

- checked particle counts

- checked crane operational safety

- closed V1, VM1, annuloses

- opened VV1  and vented with Airgas brand, Industrial Grade Nitrogen [ 99.99% ] to 25 Torr

- switched over to Airgas brand compressed air, Alphagas " AI UZ300 "  with Total Hydro Carbon 0.1 PPM

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  10536   Thu Sep 25 08:21:15 2014 SteveUpdateVACvent day 1

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[Steve, EricQ, Jenne]

ITMY and BS heavy doors are off, light doors are on.  Q is aligning the IFO.

 

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  10542   Fri Sep 26 09:13:17 2014 SteveUpdateSUSvent day 2

 ITMY in vac table needs leveling.

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  7594   Tue Oct 23 08:45:00 2012 SteveUpdateVACvent day 3

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 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

 Valves closed, 500 torr.  Steve will finish off Monday morning, then we'll take off doors and get to work.

 We are almost at atm.  P1 750 Torr,  We are slowly reaching equilibrium.

 The access connector was removed, BS and ITMY chambers were opened yesterday.

New one piece aluminum shell access connector installed. Jenne lowered the PSL out put into MC to ~100mW

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  10547   Mon Sep 29 09:11:25 2014 SteveUpdateVACvent day 5 RGA scan

 

 

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  2635   Tue Feb 23 19:00:45 2010 kiwamuConfigurationVACvent finished

The vent has been finished.

Now the pressure inside the chamber is 760 torr, and it's getting equilibrium with the atmospheric pressure.

Therefore we are ready and can open the door of the chamber tomorrow.

  3259   Wed Jul 21 12:41:31 2010 kiwamuUpdateVACvent finished

The vent has been finished successfully in this morning.

The vent was finished successfully this morning.

  3266   Thu Jul 22 08:07:27 2010 steveUpdateVACvent finished

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The vent has been finished successfully in this morning.

The vent was finished successfully this morning.

 Thanks to Kiwamu, Alberto and Koji

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  6889   Thu Jun 28 20:59:28 2012 yutaBureaucracyLockingvent for PRC check, TOMORROW!

Koji, Jamie and I talked together and I decided to VENT TOMORROW MORNING. Main purpose of this vent is to see if PRM is flipped or not.

Vent schedule:
June 28 (Thu)
  Prepare for the vent tonight

June 29 (Fri)
  Start vent in the morning
  Look into PRC in the evening. If PRM was flipped, we will correct them. We'll use REFL to align the PRM. If PRM was not flipped, look into PR2,PR3 and other related optics.

June 30 (Sat)
July 1 (Sun)
  Thinking time. I can work if needed.

July 2 (Mon)
  If we need something else to do, do it.
  If not, start pumping.
  July 4th is the Independence Day. So, I need IFO working before July 4th.

Check List:
 We will just open the BS chamber.
  - PRM flipping
  - PR2, PR3 flipping
  - PRC suspensions
  - Cipping check in PRC

  6890   Thu Jun 28 22:08:57 2012 JenneBureaucracyLockingvent for PRC check, TOMORROW!

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Check List:
 We will just open the BS chamber.
  - PRM flipping
  - PR2, PR3 flipping
  - PRC suspensions
  - Cipping check in PRC

 What do you mean by PR2, PR3 flipping?  They are (supposed to be) flat mirrors, so obviously they should be installed correctly, but they won't change the mode matching in a huge way if they're backwards, right?

For the PRM, I recommend checking (a) the arrow inscribed on the thinner side of the optic and (b) that the arrow *actually* points to the HR side.  I'm pretty sure I installed all the optics with the arrow pointing away from the OSEMs, but I never did a thorough check that the arrow always actually pointed to the HR coated side.  I don't remember any optics where I said "hmmm, that's funny, the arrow is pointing backwards", but nor did I write down that I had checked.

Also, hopefully the PRM is correct.  If however it's not, that means that all of the magnets are glued onto the HR side, and we'll have to redo all of the magnet gluing.  The guiderods should be fine, but all 6 magnets would need redoing.  If we were very, very careful and didn't break any of the magnets off of the dumbbells, it's a 24 hour turnaround due to drying time.  Since inevitably we break magnets away from dumbbells, conservatively we should think about a 48 hour turnaround. 

  6891   Fri Jun 29 01:49:36 2012 yutaBureaucracyLockingvent for PRC check, TOMORROW!

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 What do you mean by PR2, PR3 flipping?  They are (supposed to be) flat mirrors, so obviously they should be installed correctly, but they won't change the mode matching in a huge way if they're backwards, right?

We see some ghost beam spots at POP. This may come from the back of PR2 and PR3. Also, they may change mode matching because of thermal lensing, mirror deformation, and other unexpected reasons. I thought we should check every mirrors in PRC, if PRM is not flipped.

We are going to check PRM just because we spent so much time for the PRC problem, and still don't have the solution or evidence.
PRM flipping is kind of the only idea for the root of all evil -- terrible beam shape, low PR gain, unstable PRMI lock.
So, I want to check with my eye during the stay.

I don't think we have to redo magnet gluing. It's okay to leave them on HR side.

  7849   Tue Dec 18 10:43:20 2012 SteveUpdateVACvent has completed

 The 40m vacuum envelope is at atm    It took 4.5 hours at ~3 Torr/min speed. Atm1

 

What I did:

Turned PZT voltages off: 84.1V at OMC-rack location

                                           -  99V at 1Y3 location as PZT_pitch,

                                             56.6V KEPCO at 1Y3 location as PZT_yaw                                           

Took screen shuts of SUS_SUMMARY, yesterday,  Atm3

Turned off OPLEV _SERVOs, today , Atm2

Closed PSL_SHUTTER and green shutters at the ends

 

Set vacuum valves for vent position and opened VM2 for the RGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  7582   Fri Oct 19 16:45:39 2012 SteveUpdateVACvent has started

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 VENT NOW and FIX ALIGNMENT!

 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

  7584   Fri Oct 19 19:26:42 2012 JenneUpdateVACvent has started

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 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

 Valves closed, 500 torr.  Steve will finish off Monday morning, then we'll take off doors and get to work.

  5111   Wed Aug 3 16:18:30 2011 steveUpdateVACvent is almost finished

P1 at 750 Torr,  Vent valve VV1 is left open to atm. It will reach equilibrium in an hour. The PSL power is not turned down yet. The beam path is blocked at two places inside the enclosure.

The low power 20 mW  input  MC can be locked tonight.

 

Next day's - Thursday notes:

We  reached 760 Torr of atm in 8 hrs at  1.7 Torr/ min with 5 cylinders of  instrument grade air.

Used 500 PSI of nitrogen to get to 20 Torr at first.  This flow  and the first cylinder of N2  has to be slower next time.

 

We did the following:

1, oplevs were centered on locked caveties 2 days ago

2, just before vent we rechecked arms  pointing, they wre still locking

3,eloged strain gages  and turned HVs off at PZT-steering   at 1Y3 rack and OMC-PZT ps at 1X2 aux rack. They were actually off.

4,,checked jam nuts 6 places x 3

5, turned oplev servos off

6, eloged SUS summery page

7, checked particle counts at ITMY: 1 micron 300,  0.5 micron 3K,  0.3 micron  30K particles / cft-min. All three cranes were wiped 2 days ago.

8, blocked laser into IFO: main 1064 in 1.25W were blocked by manual 2 blocks on PSL table. The PSL output shutter was left open to be triggered by interlock  at P1 3 mTorr. It did!

    Aux NPRO-AP and green light  input at both ends were blocked.

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  2636   Tue Feb 23 19:07:43 2010 kiwamu and steveConfigurationVACvent is completed

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Kiwamu and Steve have started venting the 40m vacuum envelope.

Preparation:

centered oplevs at resonating cavities,

ITM references were set by green pointer from the ends by Koji,

closed  PSL shutter and placed manual block into beam path,

checked  jamnuts in locked positions on bellows,

turned  HV off at PZT-Jena "steering mirror" power supply and OMC HV ps

checked  particle counts,

switched oplev servos off,

set up N2 cylinder to start vent from 1e-6 Torr to 25 Torr,

have ~ 6 cylinders of instrument grade compressed air to bring envelope from 25 Torr to 760 Torr

 

All three cranes were wiped off today.

 

 Kiwamu has completed the vent.

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