Mar 23 – 29, 2015
Marriott Georgetown Hotel
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Transport and handling considerations

Mar 26, 2015, 8:50 AM
ROOM C (Marriott Georgetown Hotel)


Marriott Georgetown Hotel


Ingo Ruehl (CERN)

Abstract title

The logistics regarding material flow and people access of any accelerator in underground areas is a challenging factor that has an important impact during the installation as well as during the operation phase. The FCC layout with important shaft depths and large distances between the shafts presents an unequalled challenge in this respect. The paper will describe some first preliminary transport and handling studies regarding available lift, crane and tunnel transport technologies, their feasibility, their limitations and layout configurations. The findings will have a direct impact on the logistical aspects and consequently on the intervention / installation time of FCC as well as on the civil engineering layout of buildings, shafts, underground caverns and tunnels, which will consequently have an important impact on the costs.

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