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Entry  Wed Nov 14 14:35:38 2018, Steve, Update, ALARM, emergency calling list for 40m Lab  

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

Entry  Mon Sep 20 17:10:10 2010, steve, Configuration, PSL, 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.

Entry  Thu Apr 6 15:35:44 2017, Steve, Update, PEM, 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.  

    Reply  Tue Feb 5 09:08:11 2013, Steve, Update, PEM, exterier doors to be painted IMG_0055.JPG

Quote:

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 !

Entry  Tue Feb 11 16:49:36 2014, Steve, Update, PEM, 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 

    Reply  Tue Feb 18 10:10:07 2014, Steve, Update, PEM, floor cleaning under racks 

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.

    Reply  Tue Mar 4 17:07:27 2014, Steve, Update, PEM, 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

    Reply  Wed Jun 29 14:32:22 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, 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
 

    Reply  Thu Jun 30 10:03:16 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, how to remove epoxy from optics SOSsoakDish.jpgSOSsoakDish_tv.jpg

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.

              

 

    Reply  Tue Jul 5 09:25:31 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, how to remove epoxy from optics SOSsoakingDish.jpgSOSsoakingD.jpg

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.

              

 

 

Entry  Wed Oct 20 16:41:41 2010, steve, Omnistructure, General, laser chiller leaving for MIT P1060929.JPG
 
    Reply  Mon Jul 26 08:51:31 2010, steve, Update, PEM, lowering AC setpoint by 2F makes PSL happy htempRTemp.jpg

Quote:

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.

Entry  Wed Sep 1 10:54:15 2010, steve, Update, PEM, more crane balancing  

Crane balancing at the south end is continuing today.

    Reply  Wed Jul 10 14:49:00 2013, Steve, Update, Green Locking, more fiber protective tubing layed  fibreETMXprotectedendOnly.jpg

Quote:

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.

Entry  Fri Aug 13 18:32:48 2010, steve, Update, PEM, new legs attached to optical table P1060612.JPGP1060626.JPGP1060631.JPGP1060636.JPG

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

Entry  Fri Sep 19 11:48:14 2008, steve, Update, Computers, old hubs can make one happy P1020934.jpg
Joseph finds a XIX century bottle neck hub: CentreCOM 3624TR 10Base-T
and happily replaces it with Netgear GS724T 1000Base-T
    Reply  Thu Feb 23 10:53:54 2012, steve, Update, SUS, oplev PIT transfer functions oplPITtrans.pdf

 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.

 

    Reply  Mon Feb 27 14:35:22 2012, steve, Update, SUS, oplev YAW transfer functions oplYAWtransf.pdf

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

 

    Reply  Wed May 14 10:04:06 2014, Steve, Summary, SUS, oplev laser and temperature TempRules.png

 ETMX oplev qpd gain has to be increased.

 

Entry  Fri Oct 18 15:18:49 2013, Steve, Update, PEM, particle count peak or ... PEMcount?.pngPemCountPeak?No.png

Sunday evening fireworks. Manasa heard it.

    Reply  Wed Nov 13 11:30:07 2013, Steve, Update, PEM, particle counter MOVED Met1Moved.JPG
Particle counter moved from the top of IOOC to the east wall
    Reply  Tue Oct 23 09:37:33 2012, Steve, Update, SUS, passive TT adjustment correction IMG_1745.JPG

Quote:

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.

    Reply  Wed Jan 6 10:58:03 2016, Steve, Update, General, projector light bulb is out 

Projector light bulb ordered

Quote:

 

[ Manasa, Ericq and Steve ]

 Vivitek D952HD with 186 hours installed.

 

    Reply  Thu Nov 3 12:40:10 2016, gautam, Update, General, 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

    Reply  Fri Nov 18 15:10:06 2016, Steve, Update, General, 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

 

    Reply  Wed May 21 09:35:33 2014, Steve, Update, SUS, razor beam dumps ETMX_ISCT 9rbdETMY.jpg

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

    Reply  Mon Sep 24 17:47:05 2012, Steve, Update, VAC, 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.

    Reply  Tue Sep 18 14:02:37 2018, Steve, Update, safety, safety training 

Yuki Miyazaki received 40m specific basic safety training.

 

Entry  Thu Feb 24 16:47:26 2011, steve, Configuration, PSL, shutter is back on the PSL output P1070441.JPG

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

    Reply  Fri Nov 16 10:26:12 2018, Steve, Update, VAC, single viton O-rings Single-O-ring.png

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

 

Entry  Tue Mar 23 10:11:13 2010, steve, Update, PEM, small air cond unit failed yesterday 20datm.jpg

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

    Reply  Tue Oct 22 10:12:33 2013, Steve, Update, PEM, south arm AC intake duct checked PEM0.5micron60d.pngsouthArmIntakeNorth.jpgSouthArmMidIntakeWipe.jpg

  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.

    Reply  Tue Mar 26 16:36:24 2013, Steve, Update, 40m Upgrading, table leveling mounts go here  optabSTAND.PDFswivvelMountEE.jpg

Quote:

Steve's suggestion for how to level the end table using "swivel leveling mounts":

end-tabel-leveling.png

 

1, level table with 4 swivels, lock nuts  3/16 -vertical alignment    2, lock this position with 4 x 1/4-20 (these are in place already) to hold table in horizontal direction

   Adjustable mount is here to compensate for bad tilting  floor <http://www.mcmaster.com/#6111K52>  

      See grouting plans of the past   http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/40m/7248

    Reply  Fri Mar 29 16:30:27 2013, Steve, Update, 40m Upgrading, table leveling mounts go here  

Quote:

Quote:

Steve's suggestion for how to level the end table using "swivel leveling mounts":

end-tabel-leveling.png

 

1, level table with 4 swivels, lock nuts  3/16 -vertical alignment    2, lock this position with 4 x 1/4-20 (these are in place already) to hold table in horizontal direction

   Adjustable mount is here to compensate for bad tilting  floor <http://www.mcmaster.com/#6111K52>  

      See grouting plans of the past   http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/40m/7248

 

    Reply  Tue Jan 28 16:26:40 2014, Steve, Update, VAC, vacuum computers are back without safety c1vac1_vac2areback.png

Quote:

[Steve Koji]

We pushed the reset button of c1vac1 and c1vac2 and the vacuum screen is back.

First, we pushed the reset button of c1vac1 and pushed the one on c1vac2.
This did not bring c1vac2 up. We pushed the reset of c1vac2 again and now everything of the vacuum screen is back.

 1, Reset works

 2, Default values are lost. They actually reversed into open and turn on everything when power recycle c1vac1, c1vac2 or 24V dc power supply. This can vent the IFO in an event of power failure!

      It's may be the time to go back to an isolated, vacuum controller only computer.

 

The present valve configuration at Atm1

a, all annuloses are vented

b, valve cables disconnected at: VC1 and 4 IP gate valves

c, the RGA is off and it is pumped by the Maglev through VM2

d, cryo pump is being roughed with TP3  It's outgassing rate was 25 mTorr / min

e, Roughing hose is disconnected

    Reply  Wed Feb 5 08:14:59 2014, Steve, Update, VAC, vacuum computers are back without safety 

Quote:

 

 1, Reset works

 2, Default values are lost. They actually reversed into open and turn on everything when power recycle c1vac1, c1vac2 or 24V dc power supply. This can vent the IFO in an event of power failure!

      It's may be the time to go back to an isolated, vacuum controller only computer.

 

The present valve configuration at Atm1

a, all annuloses are vented

b, valve cables disconnected at: VC1 and 4 IP gate valves

c, the RGA is off and it is pumped by the Maglev through VM2

d, cryo pump is being roughed with TP3  It's outgassing rate was 25 mTorr / min

e, Roughing hose is disconnected

 Vacuum checks before pump down:

1, check intermittent contact issue in black relay box

2, reconnect cable to ion pumps and vent them to atm before pump down

3, repeat power shutdown-reboot at atmosphere

    Reply  Tue Jun 21 14:12:10 2016, Steve, Update, PEM, vacuum envelope wiped 60dPEM.png

I wiped down the cranes with wet towel and Mario our janitor did the chamber tops with the tubes.

The optical tabels were not touched.

The outside temp peaked at 44 C yesterday

 

    Reply  Thu Jan 2 10:50:24 2014, Steve, Update, VAC, vacuum monitor is still blank Help.pngvacation.png20131220lastRGAscan.png

 The date is correct on this monitor.

Last stored RGA scan data Dec 20, 2013

IFO pressure at CC1 5.8e-6 Torr

Valve configuration: Vacuum Normal, confirmable only by manual checking of position indicators and pressure gauge controllers  readouts

 

    Reply  Thu Jan 2 13:35:06 2014, Koji, Update, VAC, vacuum monitor is still blank 

We probably need to restart the machine, but I didn't want to touch c1vac1 and c1vac2. 

    Reply  Tue Jan 28 11:13:50 2014, Koji, Update, VAC, vacuum monitor is still blank 

[Steve Koji]

We pushed the reset button of c1vac1 and c1vac2 and the vacuum screen is back.

First, we pushed the reset button of c1vac1 and pushed the one on c1vac2.
This did not bring c1vac2 up. We pushed the reset of c1vac2 again and now everything of the vacuum screen is back.

    Reply  Fri Oct 16 18:27:52 2015, Steve, Update, VAC, vacuum normal condition oct16Fpm2015.png

Vacuum normal configuration with VM1-closed, VM2-open valve positions. Power load normal 24V 0.2A

Maglev rotation 560 Hz at room temp body temp.

"NO COMM" error message on medm screen. Gauge controller pressures are read able.

All vac comp LEDs are green. We have to reboot on Monday to enable communication.

 

    Reply  Thu Jun 28 08:09:51 2018, Steve, Update, CDS, vacuum pneumatic N2 pressure 320d_N2.png

The fardest I can go back on channel C1: Vac_N2pres is  320 days

C1:Vac-CC1_Hornet Presuure gauge started logging Feb. 23, 2018

Did you update the " low N2 message"  email addresses?

 

Quote:

I moved the N2 check script and the disk usage checking script from the (sudo) crontab of nodus no to the controls user crontab on megatron yes.

 

    Reply  Thu Jun 28 10:28:27 2018, rana, Update, CDS, vacuum pneumatic N2 pressure 

we disabled logging the N2 Pressure to a text file, since it was filling up disk space. Now it just sends an email to our 40m mailing list, so we'll all get a warning.

The crontab uses the 'bash' version of output redirection '2>&1', which redirects stdout and stderr, but probably we just want stderr, since stdout contains messages without issues and will just fill up again.

Entry  Wed Apr 8 09:36:20 2009, steve, Configuration, VAC, valve condition changed to BG to calibrate the RGA 

Vacuum normal valve condition was changed to accommodate SRS-RGA calibration.

 

The annulus valves were closed to free TP3 to pump on the RGA
VM1 was closed to isolate the RGA from the IFO.
 
 
VM3 opened to TP3.
 
This condition is called back ground (BG) mode. It is where we can calibrate and see the RGA background without the IFO.
    Reply  Thu Dec 5 11:06:43 2013, Steve, Update, Cameras, viewport video ccd cameras are all covered PRMcamera.jpgPRMcameraCover.jpgFaradayCameraCover.jpg

Quote:

Quote:

Can't we somehow hook up this camera to the MUX with the movie mode?
I think both the MUX and the sensoray are compatible with the color video signal.
Only the old CRT is B/W.

 Watek 902H ccd with Tamron M118FM50 lens is hooked up to MUX  Please be careful! In this set up the lens is close to the view port glass window! 

 PRM-BS & Faraday video ccd  cameras  covered as shown. These thin wall metalized ducts are perfect for blocking light in both direction.

They are very light and give you easy access to adjustment.

Entry  Thu Jun 19 17:28:19 2014, Steve, Update, PSL, window device is ready for test softW2.jpgsoftW2b.jpg

The window is at the north west corner of the  PSL enclosure.

The 1 mm thick BK7 window is AR coated both side R <0.08%,  W2-PW1-1004-1064-0

The PZT stack is 0.75" OD, 0.25" thick with  ~ 6 mm ID,  motion range 2.5 micron at 200V

Soft silicon rubber isolation.

 

RXA: This is the opto-mechanical phase shifter that Steve has built for diagnosing scattered light problems. We put it into the reflected light path of any of the cavities and see if it can move the scattering noise from DC up to a higher frequency. e.g.:

The paper on this from GEO

    Reply  Thu Jul 28 08:42:36 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire clamp e12342.jpg

The clamp is in the machine for milling off the grooves. It's condition is normal. The edges needs some 800 sand paper so it is not sharp anywhere.

How did those nicks get on the edge? Fortunatelly they did not aligned with the wire.

 

    Reply  Wed Jun 1 15:01:56 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire standoffs update 06011603.PDF06011602.PDFsapphire_stand_off_v2.pdfside_OSEM_ETMY.jpg5p2wsf.png

There are some issues with 5 mm sapphire prism Atm5. It will cause  interference between one of the prisms and the Side OSEM.

Here are some drawings to see the issues with larger wire standoff.

The 2 mm prism will work.with a 1 mm longer dumbell.

Quotes requested from http://photomachining.com/laser-micromachining-photomachining-contact.html and http://www.optocity.com/ 

 

 

    Reply  Thu Jun 2 16:35:44 2016, Koji, Update, SUS, wire standoffs update sapphire_stand_off_v3.pdfarrangement-v3.pdf

Gap of the prism from the mirror

Sag: s = R(1-Cos[ArcSin[d/2/R]])

- Mirror curvature sag for 2mm prism (R=37.75mm): s=13um

- Minimum gap: 20um => s=33um => R=15mm

- Nominal gap: 35um => s=48um => R=10mm

- Maximum gap: 50um => s=63um => R=8mm


The second figure shows somewhat realistic arrangement of the pieces

    Reply  Tue Aug 30 15:44:28 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire standoffs update 

100 Sapphire prisms ordered. Delivery date 9-30-2016

~60 deg. prisms,

Size A=B=C=2 mm, length 5 mm

Material: sapphire

Surface quality: 5 micron RMS

Tolerances: +- 0.1 mm

This prism will be used as a mechanical component

No crystal orientation required

 

Quote:

There are some issues with 5 mm sapphire prism Atm5. It will cause  interference between one of the prisms and the Side OSEM.

Here are some drawings to see the issues with larger wire standoff.

The 2 mm prism will work.with a 1 mm longer dumbell.

Quotes requested from http://photomachining.com/laser-micromachining-photomachining-contact.html and http://www.optocity.com/ 

 

 

 

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