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Cryogenic Testing at the SSC String Test Facility

  • J. C. Theilacker
Part of the A Cryogenic Engineering Conference Publication book series (ACRE, volume 33)

Abstract

A multipurpose cryogenic testing facility was constructed and became operational in 1986 at Fermilab. It consists of a standard Tevatron satellite refrigerator and 450 liter subcooling dewar housed within a building adjacent to a Tevatron refrigerator. A 11 m by 15 m high bay contains power supplies necessary to power Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) magnets, a cryogenic feedcan to interface the refrigerator to the magnet string, and an area for testing Tevatron components. Currently, a 120 m, 4 m diameter tunnel has been constructed off the high bay to house a half cell of SSC Design D magnets. Capabilities have made to extend the tunnel up to 1 km in length.

Testing at the facility includes: SSC long string test, heat leak measurement, cold compressor tests, turbine test, and cold leak checking.

Keywords

Finite State Machine String Test Heat Leak Cryogenic Engineer Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Theilacker
    • 1
  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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