BL1A Start-Up Delay

Science Division sciencediv at
Fri Mar 16 13:10:38 PDT 2012

Dear TRIUMF Users, Experimenters, Operators and Staff,

The current shutdown activities in BL1A have been progressing overall 
fairly well, however some delays occurred due to the complex and 
difficult nature of the activities and due to constrains from ongoing 
construction and preparation activities for ARIEL. Nevertheless, in 
discussions with the accelerator and engineering division a decision has 
been made, that in order to maximize the science output in the next 
schedule(s), an attempt should be made to repair the currently blanked 
off T2-M9 vacuum seal. If successful, this would allow us to provide 
beam to both M9 muon spectrometers beam lines in Schedule 122. In order 
to do this, an extension of the shutdown activities for BL1A is 
planned.According to this plan beam to experiments will be available 
starting July 9, 2012. For now beam request will be accepted only for 
the period after July 9, 2102 for BL1A (M9, M13, M15, and M9A; and then 
M9B and M20 will be commissioned).

No delays for the start-ups of the other programs are foreseen.

Jens Dilling
Deputy Science Division Head

Miss Nicole (Niki) Martin
Administrative Assistant, Science Division

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