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  8571   Tue May 14 14:24:56 2013 SteveUpdate40m Upgradingenclosure removal

 

 I'm planning to remove the ETMY optical table enclosure and move it over to CES Shop 8am Thursday morning.

We'll install spring loaded lathes, hooks and quick release pins.

The bridge will be reinforced with steel plate to support release pins on posts.

There will be an other cut out for cable feedtrough as it is shown on elog #8472

Let me know if this timing does not fit your work.

  8578   Wed May 15 08:29:28 2013 SteveConfigurationRF Systemfiber protection at splitter box area

 I positioned the fiber loaded protecting tubing and anchored them so they can do their job.

However, the area needs a good clean up.

 

  8579   Wed May 15 15:33:49 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralOn-Track QPD

I tested On-Track (from LLO) OT 301  amp with PSM2-10 qpd. It was responding. Jenne will calibrate it.  The 12V DC ps input is unipolar.

The one AC to DC adapter that Jenne tried was broken.

  8590   Thu May 16 08:32:05 2013 SteveUpdate40m upgradingETMY op table disabled

 

All ETMY optical table electronics- lasers-pds turned off, disconnected in order to remove enclosure.

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  8595   Fri May 17 15:38:51 2013 SteveUpdate40m upgradingETMY enclosure is on the way back

 

 It  will arrive around 10 am Monday morning.

 

  8606   Tue May 21 17:03:45 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradeenclosure tops are sealed

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 I'm planning to remove the ETMY optical table enclosure and move it over to CES Shop 8am Thursday morning.

We'll install spring loaded lathes, hooks and quick release pins.

The bridge will be reinforced with steel plate to support release pins on posts.

There will be an other cut out for cable feedtrough as it is shown on elog #8472

Let me know if this timing does not fit your work.

 The bridge support posts were shimmed today. Surgical tubing 402R - o - rings were glued togeather with " instant krazy glue "

Atm2  Carey CH-3540 latches are compressed ~2.5 mm in the clamped position.

Atm3 is showing the captured quick release pin in the steel reinforced bridge that is supported by the post. It works great. The post screw is sealed by o-ring. The quick-pin is sealed by an epoxy attached copper cap.

Atm4 Enclosure is on it's back. Bottom o-ring can be seen. The hole reinforced bridge structure is visible.

Now I'm working on the window connection to the chamber. I'm very close leak checking this box.

In case of leaking around the top tubing seals we have two options:

a, cut down on the cover rim by 0.040"  or b, increase tubing diameter

  8628   Thu May 23 12:02:48 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradeETMY - oplev

 Temporary oplev in place. The spot on the qpd is still big. My two lens solution did not work.

I will finalize optical component position of the oplev after the the arm transmitted and green beam optics in place. They have priority.

 

  8655   Thu May 30 11:10:00 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradeETMY - oplev

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 Temporary oplev in place. The spot on the qpd is still big. My two lens solution did not work.

I will finalize optical component position of the oplev after the the arm transmitted and green beam optics in place. They have priority.

 

 Oplev spot size on qpd ~ 1 mm 

PS: I realized it later that the returning beam is going through a lens for TRY. This is a nono.

      This beam path will be relayed again as the TRY, green beam and IP-ang get there place.

  8664   Mon Jun 3 09:46:40 2013 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 100

 Vacuum normal condition at pumdown day 100

 

  8669   Tue Jun 4 10:44:13 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradePI pzt holders are ready

The PI pzt holders are back from the shop. They are numbered 1, 2 & 3 and machined to match.

Tapered black delrin opener is to gauge the gap if it is too small to fit pzt. This is to prevent holder to be opened too much.

  8670   Tue Jun 4 10:47:57 2013 SteveUpdatesafetysafety training

Our early bird surf student Gautem has received 40m specific basic safety training today.

  8681   Wed Jun 5 15:48:02 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralfast 2004 qpd

Thank you Ben Abbott forwarding this information:

 QPD Amplifier D990272 https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?.submit=Number&docid=D990272&version= at the X-end.  It plugs into a Generic QPD Interface, D990692, https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?.submit=Number&docid=D990692&version= according to my drawings, that should be in 1x4-2-2A.

  8682   Wed Jun 5 15:55:16 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralProjector - lightbulb ordered

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Update: We don't have our BIG screen 

There was no light from the projector when I came in this morning. I suspected it might have to do with the lifetime of the bulb. But turning the projector OFF and ON got the projector working....but only for about 10-15 seconds. The display would go OFF after that. I will wait for some additional help to dismount it and check what the problem really is.

 

 

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  8685   Thu Jun 6 09:58:13 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradeenclosure to chamber connection

 

 Thin wall connector from McMCarr#55275K25 was tested in 150 mW, 1 mm beam size of 1064 nm  overnight. It did not show any degradation.

Super-Compressible Duct for Air

Hose is made from 0.005" thick, double-ply metalized polyester with a fabric-enclosed steel wire support. 

Atm2, Enclosure viewport adaptor is shown in place of the viewport.

Soft gaskit -   durumeter hardness 10A - McMCarr#9010K51 was added on the 10" od sufaces of conflat and viewport adaptor to insure being air tight.

The duct connector clamped with soft braided elastic " Velstrech" brand loop.

 

  8717   Tue Jun 18 10:37:00 2013 SteveSummaryGeneralnew laser pointers

  Red-green laser pointers added to the depleted stock of 2011

The two pointers output measured 4.4 mW green and 2 mW red

 

  8732   Thu Jun 20 09:33:42 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralcleanup

Office work benches were cleaned up yesterday. Anti-image filter boards were moved to north wall of the control room. Koji's pd- electronics box  placed next to water dispenser.

The removed ETMY optical table: TMC 4' x 2' x  4" with Aluminum enclosure was placed on table in the east arm.

  8736   Fri Jun 21 16:30:04 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralCapacitor Inventory

The 3 Panasonic Ceramic Kits Books, 1206 NPO, SMT are well stocked. The 4 th one needs to be refilled at some values.

I labeled them on the cover for fast access. See Atm1

 

The Metalized Polyester Film Book with through holes mount are in good shape also. Atm2

 

The AVX Ceramic 1206,  Garrett cab, range: 1pF - 22 microF 50V...... 67 values

Note here: that the value of dielectric, capacitance / voltage will vary

NPO: 1 pF - 1 nF /  50V .......37 values

X7R : 1 nF -  0.082 microF /  50V,  0.1 microF /  100V.......27 values

Y5V:  4.7 microF / 6.3 V,  10 microF / 10V,  22 microF / 6.3V.........3 values 

 

  8743   Tue Jun 25 10:23:20 2013 SteveUpdatesafetysurf safety training

 Alex Cole and Craig Cahillane received 40m specific,  basic safety training last week.

 

  8763   Thu Jun 27 10:45:41 2013 SteveUpdateGeneral40MARS wireless network problems

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I'm not sure what's going on today but we're seeing ~80% packet loss on the 40MARS wireless network.  This is obviously causing big problems for all of our wirelessly connected machines.  The wired network seems to be fine.

I've tried power cycling the wireless router but it didn't seem to help.  Not sure what's going on, or how it got this way.  Investigating...

 I'm still seeing some problems with this - some laptops are losing and not recovering any connection. What's to be done next? New router?

 We had the same problem yesterday. However the Vacuum Dedicated laptop worked with fewer disconnects. Christian is coming over this after noon to look at this issue.

This happened a few weeks ago and it recovered misteriously. Jamie did not understand it.

  8765   Thu Jun 27 15:58:27 2013 SteveUpdatePEMPSL enclosure particle counts

 

 Particle counts were measured inside the PSL enclosure at 40VAC variac setting.

Directly under HEPAs, on the east half of the optical table : 0.3 micron    20  particles / cu ft,       0.5 micron     0  p / cu ft,      0.7 micron        0 p / cu /ft

Away from the HEPAs, on the west edge of the op table:     0.3 micron   960  particles / cu ft,      0.5 micron    50 p / cu ft,       0.7 micron      20 p / cu ft

We may want to increase the RPM a little bit.

 

Checked our counters against recently calibrated Met One GT-526:

#1 is right on, #2 measured 25% less (it will go for calibration)

 

Flow bench at the south end :   zero particle for all 3 sizes

 

IOO chamber particle logging  measures  0.5 and 1 micron.  Chamber opening limit is set to 10,000 particles max of 0.5 micron

At 10,000 p of 0.5 micron means ~100,000 - 180,000 p of 0.3 micron

We may have to lower the limit.

  8782   Fri Jun 28 11:33:32 2013 SteveUpdate 40MARS wireless network problem

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I'm not sure what's going on today but we're seeing ~80% packet loss on the 40MARS wireless network.  This is obviously causing big problems for all of our wirelessly connected machines.  The wired network seems to be fine.

I've tried power cycling the wireless router but it didn't seem to help.  Not sure what's going on, or how it got this way.  Investigating...

 Mike and Christian brought over a Mac laptop for surf Alex. 

They power cycled the wireless router of 40Marsh and labtops are working.  Seeing 75-80% signals on all 3 Dell lab top sisters at both end of the lab

  8785   Fri Jun 28 14:57:15 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralclosing lab doors

I found the south end emergency doors not latched completely. There was a ~ 3/8" vertical gap from top to bottom.

Please pull or push  doors harder if they not catch fully.

  8813   Tue Jul 9 17:03:06 2013 SteveUpdateGreen Lockingfiber layed for Y arm

Alex, 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- pvc, slit corrugated loom tubing " 1.5" ID

The fiber is not protected between 1Y1 and 1Y4

  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.

  8827   Thu Jul 11 09:15:10 2013 SteveUpdateendtable upgradeETMY optable grounded

ETMY optical table top was grounded to the ETMY chamber through 1 Mohms this morning. I  also strain releifed relieved a few cables that were pulling on components directly.

  8828   Thu Jul 11 09:24:03 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralthere should be nothing left on optable tops

There are 4 oscilloscopes left on the AP optical table top.... It's only 25 lbs... Do not leave anything on the optical table tops!

  8834   Fri Jul 12 09:00:10 2013 SteveUpdateGeneral Halogen illumination cables disconnected

Alex and Steve,

Old halogen chamber illuminator cabling disconnected and potenciometer board removed at 1Y1 in order to give room for pd calibration fibre set up.

  8847   Mon Jul 15 14:12:15 2013 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 144

 Pumpdown 75, vacuum normal condition at day 144

 

  8856   Tue Jul 16 13:48:26 2013 SteveUpdatePEMcranes cleaned

Keven and Steve,

The 3 cranes tested and  wiped off as preparation for upcoming vent.

  8904   Tue Jul 23 08:21:31 2013 SteveUpdateVACVent has started

 

Thanks for the good preparation.  IFO pressure P1=20 Torr

  8907   Tue Jul 23 14:00:03 2013 SteveUpdateVACthe vent is completed

 The 40m IFO has reached  atmospher in 5 hours. It is ready to open chamber condition. The RGA is pumped with the maglev.

P1 pirani gauge is contact dependent as you see it on the linear plot It will be replaced during this vent.

The venting speed was 2-4 Torr / min

Atm2 shows how the BS is sensing the venting air cylinder changes. 

The 4th cylinder of instrument  grade air  bump is overlapping with our janitor working at the BS chamber.

 

 

  8915   Wed Jul 24 10:35:41 2013 SteveUpdateVACBS, ITMY doors are removed

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We will open the BS and ITMY doors first thing tomorrow morning. I plan to try to be in around 9 am. The first order of business will be to flip the folding mirrors that are not currently flipped (SR2, SR3, PR3).

 Jenne, Annalisa & Steve

  8933   Mon Jul 29 16:04:40 2013 SteveUpdateVACAC removed

 Manasa, Eric, Evan, Koji and Steve,

Access connector removed in order to complete alignment. Light aluminum with acetate windows AC installed.

 

 

  8945   Wed Jul 31 09:51:43 2013 SteveUpdatesafetySujan receives safety training

Sujan got 40m specific basic safety training this morning.

  8946   Wed Jul 31 10:27:00 2013 SteveUpdateVACinstrument grade air is discontinoued

We have been using Air Liquide Instrument Grade Air for venting the 40m vacuum envelope. It is no longer available.

The replacement is Alphagas 1, total hydrocarbon <0.1% ppm

LINK TO Alphagaz

 

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Based on these critical impurities, Air Liquide has developed ALPHAGAZ™ brand with a Maximum Impurity Level (H2O, O2, CnHm).

  • The Maximum Impurity Level is the same across the whole product range. This constitutes a guarantee of quality with regard to major critical impurities and contamination tracers. ALPHAGAZ™ 2 offers an even greater guarantee in terms of purity (CO, CO2, H2).
  • The Minimum Total Purity is a prerequisite for product quality, but we do not stop there: Air Liquide selects and controls its gas sources by defining specifications regarding impurities that are critical for your analysis or application.

 

ALPHAGAZ™ 1 ALPHAGAZ™ 1 ALPHAGAZ™ 2 ALPHAGAZ™ 2 ALPHAGAZ™ AUTO IV ALPHAGAZ™ CO2 SFC
He, N2, H2,
Ar, O2
Air He, N2, H2,
Ar, O2
Air Air*, N2, O2 CO2
Specifications (ppm vol):
H2O < 3 ppm
O2 < 2 ppm
CnHm < 0.5 ppm
H2O< 3 ppm
CnHm< 0.1 ppm
CO2 < 1 ppm
CO < 1 ppm
H2O < 0.5 ppm
O2 < 0.1 ppm
CO2 < 0.1 ppm
CO < 0.1 ppm
CnHm < 0.1 ppm
H2 < 0.1 ppm
H2O < 0,5 ppm
CnHm < 50 ppb
CO2 < 0,1 ppm
CO < 0,1 ppm
NOx < 10 ppb *
SO2 < 10 ppb*
CnHm < 0.2 ppm
CO2 < 0.5 ppm
CO < 0.5 ppm
NO/NOx < 0.1 ppm
H2O < 5 ppm
O2 < 2 ppm
CnHm < 2 ppm
NVOC* < 2 ppm
CO < 5 ppm
NO + NO2 < 2 ppm
S Total < 1 ppm
H2 < 0.5 ppm
  20 ± 1 % O2 (Europe)
21 ± 1% O2 (North America)
  20,9 ± 1 % O2
*: Detection limit
*20 ± 1 % O2 *NVOC: Non Volatile Organic Compounds
Minimum Total Purity

 

 

  8953   Thu Aug 1 16:03:52 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralreopen BS & IOO

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[Koji, Manasa]

We missed to check that we had the green transmitted to the PSL after flipping the SRC and PRC folding mirrors.
There is no green transmission reaching the PSL even after locking the arms to green.

We should fix this tomorrow. The BS heavy door should come off.

Steve! Do not start pump down tomorrow !

 We closed the chambers last night with heavy doors and reopened it today.

  8963   Mon Aug 5 10:50:48 2013 SteveUpdateVACRGA background

 RGA background at day 12 of this vent . The maglev is pumping on the rga through VM2

 

  8970   Tue Aug 6 10:06:29 2013 SteveUpdateVACPumpdown is at 500Torr

 The pumpdown has started at 8:38am

Manasa was here to confirm good alignment of the IFO

Inner jam nuts of AC bellow were torqued to 45 ft/lbs and   door nuts were check on opened chambers.

Annulos were roughed down to 500 mTorr

Oplev servos turned off, PSL and green shutters closed before pumpdown started

 

  8973   Tue Aug 6 16:45:31 2013 SteveUpdateVACPumpdown is completed

 IFO  P1=1mT PSL shutter is opened

 

  8976   Wed Aug 7 10:51:49 2013 SteveUpdateVACPumpdown at 26hrs

 Cold cathode gauge CC1 -h (horizontal) just coming on 9.2e-5 Torr

P2 is the fore line pressure of the maglev. One can see the 4 Torr load during switching over to turbo pumping.

CC4  5e-9 Torr is the performance of the maglev pumping on the RGA only.

The annuloses are not pumped  now.  They are closed off to see how much outgassing plus leak they have.

Configuration: vacuum normal, annuloses not  pumped

Condition: normal

Precondition: 14 days at atm, IOO chamber north door was taken off as a new entrance, the ETMX chamber was not opened.

What is new in the vacuum system: new P1 pirani gauge, gold plated clean allen wrench and ..........what else was dropped?

Note: the wireless laptop did not fail once all day yesterday. I want to give credit to the person who is responsible for this.

 

  8978   Wed Aug 7 15:36:29 2013 SteveUpdateVACTP2 drypump replaced

 

 TP2's fore line - dry pump replaced at performance level 600 mTorr after 10,377 hrs of continuous operation.

Where are the foreline pressure gauges? These values are not on the vac.medm screen.

The new tip seal dry pump lowered the small turbo foreline pressure 10x

TP2fl after 2 day of pumping 65mTorr

  8984   Thu Aug 8 07:57:23 2013 SteveUpdateVACpumpdown at 48 hrs

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 TP2's fore line - dry pump replaced at performance level 600 mTorr after 10,377 hrs of continuous operation.

 

  8985   Thu Aug 8 10:31:28 2013 SteveUpdateVACfew reminders of this vent

 1, Vacuum envelope grounds must be connected all times!  After door removal reconnect both cables immediately.

 2, The crane folding had a new issue of getting cut as picture shows.

 3, Too much oplev light is scattered. This picture was taken just before we put on the heavy door.

 4, We were unprepared to hold the smaller side chamber door 29" od of the IOC

 5, Silicon bronze 1/2-13 nuts for chamber doors will be replaced. They are not smooth turning.

 

  9002   Tue Aug 13 07:40:53 2013 SteveUpdateCDSc1iscex needs help

 

 Sorrensen ps ouput of +15V at rack 1X9 was current limited to 10.3V @ 2A

Increased threshold to 2.1A  and the voltage is up to 14.7V

  9003   Tue Aug 13 11:04:44 2013 SteveUpdatePEMfluorecent lights

Our fluorecent lights became obsolete.  We'll have change fixtures over to some more energy efficient one. Do you have any recommendation regarding to less noise performer unit?

We may go this direction of LED fluorecent lamps ?

  9011   Wed Aug 14 08:24:20 2013 SteveUpdateVACpumpdown at day 8

 

 

  9013   Thu Aug 15 09:34:12 2013 SteveUpdateGeneralWilcoxon cables rescued

Eric and Steve,

 We removed Wilcoxon Accelerometer PS and Amplifier unit under the BS optical tabel yesterday. The six cabels going to DAQ  were labeled and left in place. Gain setting were 100, except channel 3 was 10.

The ~ 40 m long 2 sets of 3 cables were very happy to get their kinks out. Especially the set going just south of ITMX optical  table.

We have to take better care of these cables! Your data will be useless this way.

  9017   Fri Aug 16 09:35:18 2013 SteveUpdateVACVacuum Normal state recognition is back

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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.

 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.

 

 Based on the facts above I reconnected VC1 and VC2 valves.  State recognition is working.  Ion pumps are turned off and their gate valves are disabled. 

We learned that even with closed off gate valves while at atmosphere  ion pumps outgass hydrocarbons at 1e-6 Torr level.  We have not used them for this reason in the passed 9 rears.

 

I need help with implementing V1 interlock triggered by Maglev failure signal  and-or P2 pressure.

MEDM screen agrees with vacuum rack signs.

  9024   Mon Aug 19 07:53:48 2013 SteveUpdateSUSETMX damping restored

ETMX sus damping restored

  9026   Mon Aug 19 09:54:13 2013 SteveUpdatesafetyMasayuki receives safety training

Masayuki Nakano, a student of Seiji's from ICRR / U Tokyo, is visiting us here at the 40m lab for the next couple months.

He received 40m specific basic safety training this morning.

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