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Entry  Tue Apr 2 18:40:01 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, Vac failure vacFail.png
    Reply  Wed Apr 3 09:07:46 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, Vac failure vacFailOvernight.png
       Reply  Wed Apr 3 10:42:36 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, TP2 forepump replaced 
          Reply  Wed Apr 3 16:17:17 2019, Jon, Update, VAC, TP2 forepump replaced IMG_3180.jpg
             Reply  Wed Apr 3 18:35:54 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, PSL shutter re-opened 
                Reply  Fri Apr 5 01:10:18 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, TP3 forepump is also noisy 
             Reply  Tue Apr 16 22:06:51 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, Vac interlock tripped again Screenshot_from_2019-04-16_22-05-47.pngScreenshot_from_2019-04-16_22-06-02.png
                Reply  Wed Apr 17 18:12:06 2019, gautam, Update, VAC, Vac interlock tripped again Screenshot_from_2019-04-17_18-11-45.pngScreenshot_from_2019-04-17_18-21-30.png
Message ID: 14509     Entry time: Tue Apr 2 18:40:01 2019     Reply to this: 14511
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: VAC 
Subject: Vac failure 

While glancing at my Vacuum striptool, I noticed that the IFO pressure is 2e-4 torr. There was an "AC power loss" reported by C1Vac about 4 hours (14:07 local time) ago. We are investigating. I closed the PSL shutter.


Jon and I investigated at the vacuum rack. The UPS was reporting a normal status ("On Line"). Everything looked normal so we attempted to bring the system back to the nominal state. But TP2 drypump was making a loud rattling noise, and the TP2 foreline pressure was not coming down at a normal rate. We wonder if the TP2 drypump has somehow been damaged - we leave it for Chub to investigate and give a more professional assessment of the situation and what the appropriate course of action is.

The PSL shutter will remain closed overning, and the main volume and annuli are valved off. We spun up TP1 and TP3 and decided to leave them on (but they have negligible load).

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