Bob and Steve closed BS chamber with the help of the manual Genie lift and the pump down started. The PSL shutter was closed and manual block was placed in the beam path. High voltage power supplies were checked to be off.
Pumping speed ~ 1 Torr/min was achieved at 1/8 of a turn opened roughing valve RV1
3 days pump down #69 completed. Thanks to Koji and Kiwamu who did more roughing on Saturday and Sunday.
PSL preparation work
Aug 5th 10am-4pm?: (Kiwamu, Alberto, Koji)
Aug 6th 10am-4pm?: (Kiwamu (ex. noon-2pm), Alberto, Koji, Jenne ('till noon) )
Aug 9th 9am-5pm: (Steve, Jenne, Alberto, Koji)
Monday, August 9
We should move the reference cavity too. Will this cavity be pumped while relocated?
Check and insure that attached and cut-free cables of PSL have enough room to tolerate the raising of the enclosure by 6"
I had second thoughts about the power line to the OMC. Koji was right, we should disconnect them from the power supplies.
The PSL enclosure doors on the north side will have to be removed some times to move exiting and entering ports.
Mike Gerfen, Koji and Steve,
Our old ( 6 x 10 x 1 ) ft Newport optical table will have the same height as the neighboring AP table when this job is finished.
Today's work was to elevate the optical table ~ 2400 lbs to 30" clearance to create a workable space below.
Atm1, enclosure frame was raised by 6"
Atm2, 2 pellet jacks and 4x4 technology in the work.
Atm3, ready for drill and tap with jig plate in place, note 4 Al legs 8" OD. 1/4" wall safely supporting the load
Atm4, showing clamps that holding 1/2" plywood with jigs
Atm5, We removed the 4 old legs: 6" OD steel, 1/4" wall and 10" high after they were unloaded.
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
remove tiles, clean off tile glue, drill for ribbed steel bars, rough clean- surface for good bounding. paint floor with bounding agent
Tiles and adhesive removed. There were no dust storms created. Solvent paint- removal made the hole IFO -lab smell like the paint shop.
The south door is open with a fan blowing air inside. The north-west door is open through control room to outside to let air rinse the drying
paint-removal. Koji is taking lunch break while test riding our new PSL table legs.
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
Tuesday, 17 August : fill tunnel, set table height, level table and balance load
Wednesday : grout tripod legs and leave it alone
Thursday : built guide-form for concrete
Friday : pour concrete
Monday, 23 August : remove guide forms and clean up
Rana, Koji, Alberto and Steve, Tuesday afternoon
Atm3, Part of the tunnel under the table was filled with quick drying concrete this morning to give solid support for tripod legs.
PVC tube 6 " ID with TEE will able us to connect AP table, PSL table and Control room if needed
Atm4, Table height set to equal AP at ~32.75 " on copper plates using 5/8-11 x 4.5" set screw-bolt in tripod foot
Rough leveling was done by 4 individual levels at the four corners with 9" long Stanley cast aluminum levels.
Load balancing of the total weight ~ 3000 lbs over 6 legs x3 = ~170 lbs on each jack screw with Snap-On torque wrench at 140 lbs/ft
Atm1, Three crew members at work. Prof. Rana's calibrated right hand was used at jack screws where insufficient space was available for socket head wrench.
Atm2, Table is ready for no shrink grouting now.
The 10' x 6' optical table is seating on 6 tripods. Each tripod leg has 3 feet. They are supported by jack screws against copper plates on the concrete floor. These set screws allowed us to set the height, level and distribute the load of the table.
To lock this position of the table grouting is used around the jack screws and between the concrete floor and the tripod feet.
Once the grout set the load will be carried by the hole feet of 4" x 3.25" x3 = 39 sq inches per tripod leg
These ~4" thick grouted islands of 8-9" OD will be covered by 4" concrete. The area between the legs will be filled with 8" thick concrete.
Cement based grout, early height change 0 - 4%, hardened height change 0 - 0.3%
Atm2-3, pouring grout
Atm4, south west leg is done
Tomorrow: setting up ribbed bars, building frame to hold concrete and pour concrete
The preparation for pouring concrete is continuing. The grout forms were removed. Half inch ribbed steel bars were epoxied into our 4" thick floor.
The concrete holding sides- forms are cut to size. They will be installed on Monday morning and pouring concrete should follow.
We can be planning for cleaning up on Tuesday
Atm1, epoxy used bars
Atm2, south west tripod feet grouted
Atm3, ribbed bars are getting ready
C1: PEM-count channels are dead since August 12, 2010
Bertine Robby, Bertin and Jerry completed the installation by pouring concrete yesterday and cleaning up today.
Atm1-2, steel bars, grouted feet and side forms are ready
Atm3, bounding agent is applied for better bounding
Atm4, pumping concrete
Atm5, shaker is used to fill-all
Atm6, late after noon the forms- sides were removed, NOTE: actual table to concrete distance is 12.75"
Atm7, construction people left and the tile man is on the way
The tile patching should complete today so tomorrow we can remove plastic covers.
The tile work was done yesterday after noon.
This morning Mike Gerfen and me lowered the enclosure frame to normal height.
Keven- janitor and I removed plastic covers from chambers, racks, SP, MC2 and clean tool boxes.
The afternoon Jenne, Kiwamu, Joe and Aiden cleaned the enclosure inside out. The particle count measured zero inside the enclosure with HEPAs on when the covers were
removed. The MOPA and all other components were happy to see us in excellent condition.
This table height is very user friendly!
Safety grounds were reconnected.
Atm1, new tiles around the concrete slab
Atm2, frame lowered with low cross bars reinstalled
Atm3, the enclosure frame's north west foot is connected to ground
Atm4, PSL optical table is connected to ground at the north east corner through 1 Mohm
Atm5, PSL optical table level at a stimulating, back-friendly height
I posted the crane safety document on the 40m wiki, vacuum page as 26 August 2010
Please add your comments and corrections.
The South End Crane will be balanced on Tuesday, 31 August 2010
This will mean that the back door of the south arm will be open on and off. Air quality will bad.
Please plan accordingly.
The PSL -leg concrete was sealed with a single coat of SCOFIELD Cureseal-S to minimize shedding of particles.
The optical table was covered and optics were removed from the shelf. Accelerometers were turned off.
I lowered room 101 thermostat setting from 74F to 72F
Our toilets were replaced by a green Gerber 1.6 gpf ( 6 lpf ) last week.
Crane balancing at the south end is continuing today.
The crane I -beam now leveled at all degrees of rotation. The lower hinge was moved southward about 1/4 of an inch. Performance was tested at 2000 lbs
Atm1, work in progress
Atm2, load test at 1 Ton
Atm3, service report
I hooked up interlock to the Innolight 2W 1064 nm in the enclosure. The manual shutter is closed on this unit.
SAFETY GLASSES REQUIRED !
I played with the particle counter this morning. Now it's running and reading the correct numbers on the old COCHECKLIST.adl medm screen.
However, it can not be seen with dataviewer.
Koji just rebooted the frame builder and the problem was solved.
Innolight 2W 1064nm main laser was turned off for more enclosure related work.
The electrician re rooting the power- conduit to the interlock under the floor and bring it through the new concrete tunnel.
Emergency laser power shut off switch was tested at entry door 104M. It worked fine.
No laser glasses required. Laser will be turned back on around 11 am today.
Atm1, AC power line to enclosure and interlock was extended.
Atm2, 24V line to interlock rerouted
Atm3, job is completed
SAFETY GLASSES REQUIRED ! SAFETY GLASSES REQUIRED!
The laser is turned on. Injection current set to 0.871A.
Actually some one turned the laser off last night and did not enter it into the elog ! Burned toast award is granted !
Please come forward voluntarily.
I turned off/on the power to the accelerometers in order to re rout their connections. I found cable connector body-nut #3 loose to Accelerometer 2X This connector should be checked for solid performance.
Cleaned up cables on the top and bottom. Vacuumed both areas. We still have some remaining shading from the MOPA umbilical and more unknown BNC cables hanging around.
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.
John Miller has arrived from Australia with 3 bags of Wagonga Coffee. Trade bargaining has started on
250 mgs of Sumatran Mandehling, Timur and Papua New Guine.
The squeezing open frame rack was moved from the south side of the PSL enclosure to the north side of the SP table.
AC power breaker is PC-2 #1
Blocked PSL output beam into IFO
Checked: HV at IOO & OMC are off, jam nuts in position,
Closed V1 and VM3, opened VV1 to N2 regulator
We are venting at 1 Torr/min rate
The vertex crane drive is overheating, it stopped functioning. Service man will be here tomorrow morning.
I crane was just turned on for for may be about 5 minutes. The vertical drive was fine for a while, but the horizontal did not worked at all.
The crane is tagged out again and the controller box is cooling down.
Atm1, Vertex crane controller unit on horizontal I-beam.
Module CCES-407 1HP 2.3A 460V/3 phase on the right was replaced. Speed was increased to 30 Hz
Atm2, See burned insulation on black wire that was shorting to the large suppressor resistor on Atm3 One can see the pit marks on the right end of it.
This large power dissipater resistor got hot as the malfunctioning controller 407 broke down. Touching black power wire insulation melted and made a short.
So the heat was created and finally the fuses were blown. The unnecessary large fuses were replaced by small ones.
Fortunately we had one spare controller on hand that made this repair to be done fast.
We used the new Crane Safety Check list from LIGO-E1000379-v1 the first time yesterday before doors were removed.
The control room's north west corner smelled like propane gas yesterday around 16:30
We all agreed that the smell was real and I called the safety office. I was told that they received 6 other calls from different parts of the campus.
The smell disappeared in about a half an hour.
Our visiting graduate student Yuta Michimura received 40m specific basic safety training today.
Accelerometers xyz were moved from IOO-south/west corner to under PSL table. They were turned off for ~20 minutes.
Guralp was also moved eastward about 2 ft. It is not leveled.
This is part of the preparation to remove access connector.
Kiwamu, Koji, Yutah, Rana, Jan and Steve
We removed the west access connector this afternoon.
Our new undergrad Joonho Lee received 40m specific basic safety training yesterday.
Yuta and Joonho are scheduled to participate in the LIGO-laser safety tutelage with Peter K on Oct 12
We got two small RF filter for the PMC from Valera They are made by http://www.larkengineering.com/ "MC35.5-3-AB" sma, 29300-01
The 2 W Innolight shutter is closed and enclosure door removed. Beam path blocked. Do not change this condition.
The PSL output beam guide was upgraded from 2" to 8" OD . It is green ready. Shutter is open.
Prof Alan Weistein guided the 24 student through the 40m. His performance was rated as an enthusiastic 9.5
Innolight PSL laser is set to @2.1A , ~1.6W output ! Please scan out when finished!
The output monitoring pick up window W2-LW-2-2050-UV-1064-45S is in place. IOO_ANG_OPD and IOO_POS_QPD roughly aligned.
The PMC alignment and/ or mode matching is bad. PMC reflected is 50%, throughput 600mW
Remember to block PSL output ! into IFO
This BNC cable is crying for help. Please do not do this to me. It should be reported to the abused center.Throw this cable into the garbage now.
I'm cleaning out to make room for our new optical cabinet. Are we keeping these? There are ~20 pieces of 10" od 1" wide tapes and large number of cassettes.
AJW, Zucker, Stuart A and Koji were notified in this matter.
Alan suggested to save data of Bruce Allen paper of observation of binary neutron stars in the 40m on 1994 November 14-20 and save back up tapes of his period in the 40m.
Mike: reels are not readable any more, it is time to let go
www.avalontest.com has fixed the 25MHz oscillation. Contact: Jim Burnham 760-536-0191
Actually, NOT FIXED.
Fire-smoke sensors in the vertex area #2-31, 2-30 east, 2-32 south/MC2 and 2-37 old control room area are turned off to accommodate the welding
activity of folding crane. These sensors will be reactivated at 3:30pm today.
Stay out of the 40m lab: IFO room till 6 pm today.
The new cord wheel was to big. They be back tomorrow?
The lab is open.
Pedro of the electrical shop helped to retrace wires from the racks to the breakers. Many wrong labels were replaced. These labels are still representing the south arm as Y and the east arm as X.
Racks: 1X1,2,3,4 and 1Y3,4,5,6,7 and 9 are connected through manual disconnect swithes to AC power breaker PC-1 on the west wall of IFO room 104.
This panel PC-1 is connected to T1 isolation transformer in room 101 Panel L - # 38, 40, 42
Racks: 1Y1 & 2 psl and mc are connected through manual disconnect switches to AC power breaker PC-2 just west of the psl enclosure.
This panel is connected to T2 isolation transformer in room 101 Panel L - # 32, 34, 36