Author: Lombard, D.
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WEPPD029 The Mechanical Design of a Collimator and Cryogenic Bypass for Installation in the Dispersion Suppressors of the LHC 2567
  • D. Ramos, L. Alberty Vieira, A. Bertarelli, A. Cherif, N. Chritin, R. Claret, L. Gentini, D. Lombard, P. Minginette, P. Moyret, M. Redondas Monteserin, T. Renaglia, M.A. Timmins
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A project to install collimators in the dispersion suppressor regions of the LHC was launched early 2010, aiming to reduce the power deposition in superconducting magnets by a factor of 10. To be placed in the continuous arc cryostat, the design of such collimators had to comply with challenging integration, functional and time constraints. A pre-study for a cold collimator solution was launched in parallel with an alternative design consisting of a room temperature collimator and a cryogenic bypass. The second was eventually preferred, as it was based on proven LHC technologies for cryogenic, vacuum, electrical and collimator material solutions, despite the increased difficulty on the mechanical integration and assembly. This paper presents the mechanical design of a cryogenic bypass for the LHC continuous cryostat and respective collimator unit, both made to comply with the functionality of existing LHC systems. The approach taken to achieve a reliable design within schedule will be explained alongside the measures adopted to validate new solutions, in particular, when dealing with welding distortions, systems routing, thermal loads and precision mechanics.