Author: Kobayashi, T.
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THPB092 Recent Improvements in SPring-8 Linac for Early Recovery from Beam Interruption 1035
  • S. Suzuki, T. Asaka, H. Dewa, H. Hanaki, T. Kobayashi, T. Magome, A. Mizuno, T. Taniuchi, H. Tomizawa, K. Yanagida
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  The 1GeV SPring-8 linac is an injector for the SPring-8 synchrotron radiation storage ring with 8GeV booster synchrotron. In recent years, backup systems were installed to eliminate long-time interruption of the beam injections: The main gun system is usually operated, and the second gun is always pre-heated and can inject electron beams into a buncher section with an interval of several minutes in case the main gun failed. The first klystron, that feeds RF powers to the buncher system and the downstream klystrons, can be relieved by the next klystron with an interval of about 20 minutes by switching the waveguide circuit. When one of the eleven working klystrons faults, one of standby klystrons, which are kept for hot spares on line, is automatically activated to accelerate beams instead of the failed one without beam interruption. The total downtime in FY2012 was 0.12% in top-up operation user time. The averaged fault frequency was 0.2 times per day.