21-25 July 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

C2Po2A-10 [18]: Fermilab Helium Cryogenic Test Facilities

23 Jul 2019, 13:30
Level 6, Cryo Expo Exhibit Hall

Level 6, Cryo Expo Exhibit Hall

Poster Presentation C2Po2A - Test Facilities


Mr Joe Hurd (Fermilab)


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) has multiple cryogenic test facilities, undertaking testing of superconducting magnets, Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities, SRF cryomodules and other helium cryogenic components. The test areas within Fermilab include: Meson Cryogenic Test facility (Meson), Industrial Building 1 (IB-1), Heavy Assembly Building/Illinois Accelerator Research Center (HAB/IARC), and the Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF). Meson and HAB/IARC utilize repurposed Tevatron era reciprocating engine based cryogenic refrigerator systems, whereas CMTF and IB-1 utilize gas bearing turbine based coldboxes. Each of these test areas support the various Fermilab projects and collaborations including the Linear Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II), Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II), High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), and Mu2e. This paper outlines the diverse and extensive cryogenic test capabilities within Fermilab.

Primary authors

Mr Benjamin Hansen (Fermilab) Mr Jerry Makara (Fermilab) Mr Joe Hurd (Fermilab) Mr Renzhuo Wang (Fermilab)

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