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TPC Operations

 

Maintenance

 

Last modified: Wednesday September 16th, 2009

 

 

TPC Operation Notes:

 

NEW 2010 TPC Operations Manual

OLD  2007 TPC Operations Manual

 

 

TPC Laser Notes:

 

NEW 2007 TPC Laser Manual

OLD  2005 TPC Laser Manual

 

 

How To Notes:

 

How to Start TPC Software Controls

How to Recover After a Gas Alarm

 

 

TPC Interlock Notes:

 

NEW 2000 TPC Interlock Manual

NEW 2001 TPC Interlock Diagrams

NEW 2001 TPC Interlock Expert Procedures

NEW 2001 TPC Interlock Wiring Diagrams

 

 

TPC Expert Notes:

 

NEW 2008 Anode High Voltage

NEW 2008 Cathode Power Supply

NEW 2008 FEE Low Volt PS

NEW 2008 Field Cage and Readout

NEW 2008 Gated Grid Driver

NEW 2008 Ground Plane Pulser

NEW 2008 Pad Monitor

NEW 2008 Remote Power Switches

NEW 2008 Slow Control Strip Charts

NEW 2008 TPC Alarm Handler

NEW 2008 TPC Temperature Monitor

NEW 2008 VME Crates and Processors

 

 

TPC Lists, Checklists and Excel Spreadsheets

 

Checklist for Flammable Gas Startup and Blue Sheet

Checklist for TPC after a long shutdown

Checklist for Weekly TPC Gas System check

Checklist for use during Methane Purge

Form for Recording Anode Trips in notebook

TPC Methane Meter Calibration Spreadsheet

List of summer homework (example from after run 8)

List of  scserv  port numbers

 

 

TPC Gas System Expert Procedures:

 

STAR Flammable Gas Procedures

Ordering Gas for the TPC

Procedure to start TPC gas system (annual)

Procedure to start 100 LPM Ar purge

Procedure to start high flow P10 purge

Procedure to start normal recirculation

Procedure to recover gas system after a fault

Procedure to stop circulation, then purge

Procedure to shutdown the TPC gas system

How to calibrate Methane Analyzers

How to check SV18 Seal

How to regenerate gas system purifier

 

 

Drawings and Specifications:

 

 

NEW 1993  Engineering Drawing of STAR Detector

 

NEW 2009  Simplified Gas System Schematic

 

NEW 2009  Gas Pad Supply System

OLD  2007  Gas Pad Supply System

 

NEW 2009  P10 Gas System for TPC

OLD  2007  P10 Gas System for TPC

 

NEW 2009  Gap Gas (Insulator) System

OLD  2007  Gap Gas (Insulator) System

 

Weight  of  TPC Components

 

 

2009 Complete Copy of All Documents

 

Obsolete TPC Expert Notes:

 

DAQ ASIC parameter definitions 

 

 

 

 

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