Author: Bracco, C.
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MOPPC004 Experiments on the Margin of Beam Induced Quenches for LHC Superconducting Quadrupole Magnet in the LHC 124
  • C. Bracco, W. Bartmann, M. Bednarek, B. Goddard, E.B. Holzer, A. Nordt, M. Sapinski, R. Schmidt, M. Solfaroli Camillocci, M. Zerlauth, E.N. del Busto
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Protection of LHC equipment relies on a complex system of collimators to capture injected or circulating beam in case of LHC injection kicker magnet failures. However, for specific failures of the injection kicker, the beam can graze the injection protection collimators and induce quenches of downstream superconducting magnets. This occurred twice during 2011 operation and can also not be excluded during further operation. Tests were performed during Machine Development periods of the LHC to assess the quench margin of the quadrupole located just downstream of the last injection protection collimator in point 8. In addition to the existing Quench Protection System, a special monitoring instrumentation was installed at this magnet to detect any resistance increase below the quench limit. The correlation between the magnet and Beam Loss Monitor signals was analysed for different beam intensities and magnet current. The results of the experiments are presented in this paper.  
MOPPD058 LHC Abort Gap Cleaning Studies during Luminosity Operation 496
  • E. Gianfelice-Wendt
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • W. Bartmann, A. Boccardi, C. Bracco, E. Bravin, B. Goddard, W. Höfle, D. Jacquet, A. Jeff, V. Kain, M. Meddahi, F. Roncarolo, J.A. Uythoven, D. Valuch
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The presence of significant intensities of un-bunched beam is a potentially serious issue in the LHC. Procedures using damper kickers for cleaning both Abort Gap (AG) and buckets targeted for injection, are currently in operation at flat bottom. Recent observations of relatively high population of the AG during physics runs brought up the need for AG cleaning during luminosity operation as well. In this paper the results of experimental studies performed in October 2011 are presented.  
TUPPR091 Status of the 160 MeV H Injection into the CERN PSB 2041
  • W.J.M. Weterings, B. Balhan, E. Benedetto, J. Borburgh, C. Bracco, C. Carli, B. Goddard, K. Hanke, B. Mikulec, A. Newborough, R. Noulibos, J. Tan
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The 160 MeV H beam from the LINAC4 will be injected into the 4 superimposed rings of the PS Booster (PSB) with an new H charge-exchange injection system. This entails a massive upgrade of the injection region. The hardware requirements and constraints, the performance specifications and the design of the H injection region are described.  
TUPPR093 Sources and Solutions for LHC Transfer Line Stability Issues 2047
  • L.N. Drosdal, W. Bartmann, C. Bracco, B. Goddard, V. Kain, G. Le Godec, M. Meddahi, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC is filled through two 3km transfer lines from the last pre-injector, the SPS. Safe injection into the LHC requires stable trajectories in the transfer lines. During the LHC proton operations 2011 instabilities were observed. In particular shot-by-shot and bunch-by-bunch variations cause difficulties for steering of the beam and can potentially cause high beam losses at injection. The causes of these instabilities have been studied and will be presented in this paper. Based on the studies solutions will be proposed and finally the effects of the solutions will be studied.  
TUPPR094 SPS Transverse Beam Scraping and LHC Injection Losses 2050
  • L.N. Drosdal, W. Bartmann, C. Bracco, K. Cornelis, B. Goddard, V. Kain, M. Meddahi, E. Veyrunes
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Machine protection sets strict requirements for the quality of the injected beam, in particular in the transverse plane. Losses at aperture restrictions and protection elements have to be kept at a minimum. Particles in the beam tails are lost at the tight transfer line collimators and can trigger the LHC beam abort system. These particles have to be removed by scrapers in the vertical and horizontal plane in the SPS. Scraping has become vital for high intensity LHC operation. This paper shows the dependence of injection quality on the SPS scraping and discusses an improved scraper setting up strategy for better reproducibility with the current scraper system.  
TUPPR096 Angular Alignment of the LHC Injection Protection Stopper 2056
  • C. Bracco, R.W. Assmann, W. Bartmann, B. Goddard, V. Kain, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Machine safety depends critically on the correct setup of the protection elements. One of the injection protection collimators is constituted by exceptionally long jaws (4 m). For this element, an angular offset of the jaws could affect significantly the measured beam size and, as a consequence, the correct setup with respect to the beam. Dedicated studies and cross-calibrations have been performed to quantify the effect of tilts and offsets on the setup of this collimator and to check the provided passive protection.