Author: Hsueh, H.P.
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MOPPR053 Improvement of BPM System for the Siam Photon Source 903
  • P. Songsiriritthigul, S. Boonsuya, S. Klinkhieo, P. Klysubun, S. Krainara, P. Sudmuang, N. Suradet
    SLRI, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • J.-R. Chen, H.P. Hsueh, Y.-H. Liu
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • S. Rujirawat, P. Songsiriritthigul
    Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  The Siam Photon Source (SPS) is the first synchrotron light source ever built by modifying and relocating a light source from one country to another. The SPS produced its first light in Dec 2001. The machine has been used to provide regularly synchrotron light for users since 2005. Systematic studies and investigations of the machine have properly been carried out under the supervision of the International Advisory Committee of SLRI in the last two years. This report describes the improvement of the beam position monitoring (BPM) system for the 1.2 GeV storage ring of SPS. The efficiency and reliability of the original BPM system was greatly hindered by the low quality signal cables. The replacement with the higher quality (lower loss and better interference shielding) BPM cables and the implementation of a separated cable tray for the BPM cables have significantly improved the quality of the BPM signals, allowing the possibilities for machine study and thus providing further improvement of the machine. Detailed descriptions of the work on the BPM electronic boards will be described. The measurement results before and after the improvement of the BPM system will also be presented.  
WEPPD020 Vacuum System for TPS Booster 2540
  • C.M. Cheng, C.K. Chan, C.L. Chen, J.-R. Chen, G.-Y. Hsiung, S-N. Hsu, H.P. Hsueh
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  The TPS booster is designed for lower beam emittance and 3GeV full energy injection ramped up from 150MeV. It is a synchrotron accelerator of 496.8m in circumference and located concentric with the electron storage ring in the same tunnel. The vacuum system for the booster is divided into six super periods and each has nine bending magnet chambers. The beam duct is made of thin stainless steel tube extruded to the elliptical cross section with inner diameters of 35 mm×20 mm and thickness of 0.7 mm. All the chambers will be supported on the inner wall of the tunnel. The straightness of the extruded thin chambers is controlled within 2.5 mm in 4 m length. The bending chamber is made by mechanical bending from the straight tube. All the beam ducts will be chemical cleaned prior to welding, with flanges or BPM chambers, to form the long chambers in the clean room before installation. The arrangement of vacuum pumps are distributed to fulfill an average pressure of <1×10-6 Pa. The detailed design and the construction status will be described in the paper.  
WEPPD021 Optimization of the Ultra-High Vacuum Systems for the 3 GeV TPS Synchrotron Light Source 2543
  • G.-Y. Hsiung, C.K. Chan, C.-C. Chang, C.L. Chen, J.-R. Chen, C.M. Cheng, Y.T. Cheng, S-N. Hsu, H.P. Hsueh, Huang, Y.T. Huang, I.C. Sheng, L.H. Wu, Y.C. Yang
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  The Taiwan Photon Source (TPS), a 3 GeV synchrotron light source, provides an ultra-low emittance of electron beam and the consequent extremely high brightness of photons. The vacuum pressure along the beam duct should be ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and even lower for reduction of the impact to the beam from the gas scattering or ion trapping troubles. Most of the outgas comes from the photon stimulated desorption (PSD) back streaming from downstream absorbers during beam operation and large area surface outgas inside the beam duct as well. Due to the anticipate request of the smallest vertical aperture of beam ducts from various insertion devices and the lowest broadband impedance through all the vacuum chambers of electron storage ring, the inner structure design and the surface treatment of vacuum chambers as well as the constraint of the back stream PSD outgas from distributed absorbers and the pumping locations should be optimized to obtain a high quality UHV system for the high stable synchrotron light source through the long period of operation. The optimized design of the vacuum chambers for the TPS will be described.  
WEPPD023 Design and Manufacture of TPS BPM Diamond-Edge Gasket 2549
  • Huang, Y.T. Huang, C.-C. Chang, C.L. Chen, J.-R. Chen, G.-Y. Hsiung, H.P. Hsueh
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  TPS vacuum chamber is oil-free machined and the material is A6061T651 which the Brinell hardness is 95 kg/mm2. Beam position monitors are installed onto the bending chambers, B1 and B2 and the straight chambers, S3 and S4. The diamond-edge gasket was chosen to seal between BPM flange (SS316L) and the vacuum chamber (A6061T651). Easily manufactured, low cost and less clamping force are three main advantages of this diamond-edge gasket. This diamond-edge gasket is made of A1050H14 which has less hardness, 32 kg/mm2 and its surface roughness is well controlled under 0.8 μm because worse surface roughness probably lead to radial leak. Considering differences of thermal expansion between stainless steel and aluminium, SS304 set screws, nuts and washers are chosen to provide axial sealing force. The sealing ability of this diamond-edge gasket is reliable through tens of bake-out experiments. It is reminded that pre-torque should be sufficient to cause plastic deformation of the diamond-edge gasket and re-torque after baking 24hr and cooling down to room temperature is also important to prevent leaks resulting from loss of torque which usually happen at 100oC.