CAT Chat Minutes

October 30, 1998

Information/Follow-up items

1. Will long-term storage areas for the CATs be made available in the near future?

Yes. We are in the process of clearing out a building in the 300 area and will provide storage space for the users. There is no clear schedule as yet as to when this space will become available. We will keep you informed.

2. Will the users need to pay rent on the use of this space?

We are still working out the details of the cost of renting this space and how the costs will be distributed.

3. Is there someone who can inform us of when the janitors will be waxing the hallways? This is very inconvenient when the beam is up and running.

We had requested that the custodial personnel coordinate their activities through the floor coordinators. We will inform them again of the need for preplanning their activities through the floor coordinators.

User Operations

The overall efficiency for the run this week is about 87%. Several blocks of downtime occurred primarily due to storage ring power supplies and rf. A BPM problem caused some random beam instabilities, but it was located and corrected.

Machine Studies will take place on Monday, November 2, at 0800 and will continue through Wednesday, November 4, 0800 when it will revert to User Operations.

Other Information

On Monday, November 2, at 2:00, a meeting will be held to discuss the implementation of the top-up mode.

The Beamline Operating Cycle for 1998-5 has been corrected on the web. The single shift, every other Tuesday, is now listed as Scheduled Maintenance and/or Machine Studies.

Tony introduced Wendy Lanham and Nena Velamparampil who will be working for B. Ferry in the Experimental Floor Operations group.