GIF++ installation and schedule meeting

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Giuseppe Pezzullo (CERN), Martin R. Jaekel (CERN), Federico Ravotti (CERN)
GIF++ Weekly Meeting
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      New Announcements

      Very Important Dates :

      NA physique 2022 will start around  Mon 11.04.22  (probably postponed)

      Annual Irradiator Maintenance : 10-14.01.2022
      (DSO Test Thu. 13.01)

      EHN1 De-cabling : 19.01 - 23.02. 2022
      Details to be sorted out, but operation of the GIF looks feasible.
      Flammable gases
      most likely not available (except premixed).


      Important Dates :

      16-18.11 & 23-24.11 :  Installation of supervision system. Irradiator OFF during day times.
      Installation of cooling lines in preparation area.

      30/11/21 - Test Normal/Secured (6h to 6h10) - CERN wide power cut (!!!)

      DSO tests EHN1 + EHN2 + TCC8 + ECN3  BE-ASR    2 days    Fri 04.03.22 13:00    Tue 08.03.22 12:00

      CV Interventions : 
      Cooling tower degrade mode             EN-CV    15 days    Mon 15.11.21 08:00    Fri 03.12.21 17:00
      Cooling tower off for maintenance    EN-CV    20 days    Mon 06.12.21 08:00    Fri 14.01.22 17:00
      Cooling tower degrade mode             EN-CV    10 days    Mon 17.01.22 08:00    Fri 28.01.22 17:00

      AUG  Test EHN1 :

      Tests AUG BA80 (no access)    EN-EL    1 day    Tue 18.01.22 08:00    Tue 18.01.22 17:00
      Tests AUG BA81 (no access)   EN-EL   1 day    Wed 19.01.22 08:00    Wed 19.01.22 17:00
      Tests AUG BA82 (no access)    EN-EL    1 day    Thu 20.01.22 08:00    Thu 20.01.22 17:00

      Meyrin West Area (e.g. 180): Sa. 11.12.2021

      Meyrin Admin. Area : 4.01.2022


      AUL Test and electrical safety inspection:

      Few minor issues were found. To be closed when recommendations are implemented.

      GIF pyTIMBER  :  
      Temporary solution  only accessible through the CERN GPN.
      Original site ( ) stays deployed for the DIP/DIM live values, also accessible from outside through SSO.


      GIF Logbook & elog  :   

      Discussion ongoing. Not yet all needed features are implemented.
      Not for this beam time.

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      Weekly planning

      Please fill in the weekly reports before or during the meeting and update the team calendar !

      Weekly Reports   :
      Weekly Planning :

      SPS Status :
      SPS Planning :

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      Muon Beam Scheduling 2022

      Preparation and Scheduling of Muon Beam Time 2022

      Requests received for next year :

      ATL - NSW MM :      3 x 1 Week
      ATL - NSW sTGC :   3 x 1 Week
      ATL - RPC :               3 x 2 Weeks
      ATL - sMDT :            4 x 2 Weeks
      CMS - CSC :               3 x 2 Weeks
      CMS - DT :                 2 x 2 Weeks
      CMS - GEM :             2 x 2 Weeks
      CMS - RPC :               4 x 2 Weeks
      EP-DT-2                     3 x 2 Weeks
      RPC Ecogas :              2 x 2 Weeks
      ProTov-RPC :             2 x 2 Weeks
      RE21/CBM :               1 x 2 Weeks


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      New requests for tests at GIF

      introduction, goal of the test, plan, needs

      - Scintillator Irradiation for CMS HGCAL Detector.

      BLM measuring campaign announced / ≈ 100 BLM, 6h approx. Week 45 (November 2nd till Friday 6th ). We will arrange everything in a way that the setup could be installed inside the bunker in the upstream area near ATL-sTGC setup    -> postponed until next year


      Bulgaria academy of science -> testing of new type of radiation monitor system

      A new setup of ALICE-RPC will come. More news in coming weeks.

      Lab on Fiber (LOF) dosimeter

      Gas recuperation system to be installed - Responsible : Roberto
      4 additional racks in Gas Service area. One containing flammable gas.
      FG detection system to be installed, power needs to be provided.
      (DELAYED by a few months. Will be first installed in CMS, and only later come to GIF)

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      Long Term Planning

      Gas usage at GIF :  we need to compile a table of gas mixture / consumption

      Gas training courses : ATEX level 1  and F-Gas training courses.
      List of trained people to be collected.

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      Infrastructure & Upgrades to the Facility

      Improvements needed or planned for the facility.

      Speakers: Giuseppe Pezzullo (CERN), Martin R. Jaekel (CERN)

      Monitoring of primary lines to be done. This year we will have the monitoring of the neutral gas (Ar/CO2/Helium/N2), instead next year it will be done also for the other (iC4H10, R134a, SF6, CF4 etc.). This signals will be then available in PVSS.

      On going discussion for main HFO gas supply line

      Removal of the fire detection interlock with the GIF++ control room. Transparent.
      Ticket not closed.

      EN-CV: New cooling line will be installed in the preparation area.  

      GIFCS-Pytimber app issue still under investigation

      GIFCS: new radiation monitor system (Chrome) added to our CS







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      General Items
      • a) IMPACTs for 2021

        Guidelines for filling in IMPACT requests

        List of active IMPACT declarations :

        General Guideline : One IMPACT per setup.

        • two chambers on individual supports -> 2 IMPACT declarations
        • multiple chambers swapped on same or similar support -> one IMPACT declaration
        • basically, if you need two locations, please make two IMPACT declaration (clone)

        Each Setup should have IMPACT label attached with number.
        Attached documents : CAD file  or  picture.
        Review working hours : if your declaration includes the bunker area, please state the number of hours you want to stay INSIDE the bunker only (for RP purposes).

      • b) CoVid-19

        CoVid-19 Risk Assessment for the Facility :

        General guideline :

        • ONE setup to enter the bunker at any given time.
        • All presence at the GIF and access to the bunker needs to be announced via Teamup beforehand (!)
        • Traceability of people on site :  Logbook ! - List all the people you encountered
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      Please include Francois Grenouilleau (164738) in all the EDH request related to transport.



      Please be careful with the gas CLASS when you do an order. (please check the document here attached)