Published on January 3, 2008
Proposal for a SCRF infrastructure at CERN: Proposal for a SCRF infrastructure at CERN W. Weingarten with S. Calatroni, R. Losito, J. Tückmantel, and B. Vullierme CERN OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION: OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES OPERATIONAL COSTS OUTLOOK CONCLUSION This presentation is based on document: A GENERAL PURPOSE INFRASTRUCTURE AT CERN FOR R&D AND TEST OF SUPERCONDUCTING RADIO-FREQUENCY CAVITIES AND CRYO-MODULES, Internal Report CERN-AB-2006-008, 8 Nov. 2006 SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (1): SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (1) History of attempts towards a possible European SC-RF Infrastructure 15 March 06: Letter of Intent (A. Wagner) to the CERN Council Strategic Planning Group 15 May 06: LAL Orsay Meeting An SC RF Facility at CERN ? Infrastructures for R&D on SC available at CERN 19 May 06: ESGARD Meeting Presentation of a possible SCRF Facility at CERN (D. Trines) 14 June 06: CERN Meeting Justification of requests concerning ILC & Corresponding scope of the facility Possible Complementarity of a central facility at CERN by national facilities (DESY, Saclay, LAL, Italy, UK) 14 September 06: INFN-LASA Meeting Comments from the CERN DG Estimated resources to be possibly made available by the participating labs (CERN, CEA/Saclay, UK) 11-17 November 06: CARE06 Meeting - Frascati 20 November 06: DESY Meeting Organization of such an infrastructure (construction of a new infrastructure of JRA as part of an Integrated Activity) SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (2): SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (2) The European partners of the TESLA Technology Collaboration and other interested institutions intend to propose a new European SCRF facility to be built and operated in the EU 7th Framework Program (FP7) ... We intend to ask CERN to host such a facility from 2008 in close collaboration with DESY and the other European participating laboratories or institutes, … Taking advantage that the FP7 will, for the first time, allow the possibility of funding a new infrastructure, we intend to send a Letter of Intent to EU by the end of the year 2006, and make a firm proposal early 2007 aiming for EU FP7 resources allocation early 2008. SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (3): SCOPE OF FACILITY AND ORGANISATION (3) 14 September 06: INFN-LASA Meeting Comments from the CERN DG CERN is committed to maintain an operational facility; the users are organized in collaborations providing the equipments to be tested and operating the tests with their own resources; It allows envisaging a generic central facility for multi-user purposes, at a reasonable cost, by reusing as much as possible the available equipments and complemented when possible by equipments of national laboratories; In case the technical specification of the above (basic) facility does not fulfill the requirements of one (or several) of the users, the facility would have to be upgraded with resources provided by the corresponding user(s). STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (1): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (1) Requirement specification of existing equipment General-purpose installation Water rinsing stations Clean rooms and “grey” assembly areas Surface preparation (polishing and coatings) Cryogenics RF testing at low temperature Cryogenic equipment Temperature mapping Autonomy for testing at T < 4.2 K (vertical position) In temperature-mapping mode (sub-cooled helium) In evaporation cooling mode Duration of RF tests RF test equipment Surface analysis tools for samples including RF tests at low temperature STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (2): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (2) What equipment is really necessary for the central infrastructure? General-purpose installation Metal sheet forming, vacuum furnace (outgassing, brazing),EB welding, surface cleaning (ultrasonic agitation) Water rinsing stations Ultra-pure particulate-free water, HPWR, online water monitoring equipment, closed installation or located in clean room Clean rooms and “grey” assembly areas Sufficient dust class (10) of filtered air, temperature and humidity control, appropriate operator equipment, online monitoring, “nesting dolls” layout, working and maintenance procedures, access policy Surface preparation (polishing and coatings) Chemical polishing, electro-polishing, coating installations (magnetron sputtering) Cryogenics Sufficient cryogenic power and low loss lHe distribution system; cope with heterogeneous sometimes contradicting requirements: refrigerator mode for module testing, liquefier mode for vertical testing; boiling vs. subcooled lHe STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (3): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (3) What equipment is really necessary for the central infrastructure? (cont’d) RF testing at low temperature Cryogenic equipment Vertical cryostats allowing sufficient autonomy, options and diagnosis (T-mapping) Horizontal cryostats allowing continuous lHe flow (refrigerator mode) at various temperatures RF test equipment Large coverage of frequencies at low and high RF power Largely automatic testing procedure and data acquisition Surface analysis and material characterization tools for samples including RF tests at low temperature Optical inspection of inner cavity surface SEM with EDX composition analysis RF and DC characterization of samples (e.g. quadrupole resonator, Tc, RRR, etc.) STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (4): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (4) The principal installations are housed in the CERN central workshop (B. 100); Surface treatment hall (B. 118); Assembly hall (B. 252); Assembly and testing hall (Building SM18) including the bunkers for the vertical tests and the horizontal tests, as well as the clean room for the cryo-module assembly. STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (5): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (5) Copper chemistry facility used for automated chemical polishing of cavities (cavities of 200 MHz have been treated here), low pressure water rinsing and alcohol drying. Copper vertical electro-polishing facility used for polishing of 1.5 GHz cavities, followed by HPWR. The workings of this facility are constantly monitored and the operating parameters regularly checked by numerical simulation of the EP process Chemical surface preparation – bldg 118 STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (6): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (6) External and internal view of the clean room in bldg. 252, close to the preceding “grey” zone, having a size of 8x5 m in class 100 with a personnel entry zone of 4x5m in class 1000. The clean air is blown from the ceiling down to the floor. All the clean-rooms are professionally maintained (maintenance and cleaning contracts with external company) and the dust contents is constantly monitored. Class 100 clean room – bldg 252 STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (7): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (7) Sputtering facility for Nb coating of Cu cavities (a 200 MHz cavity from the Cornell/CERN project being coated is pictured) Sputtering facility for Nb coating of 1.5 GHz Cu cavities. Another facility exists which allows the deposition of double layers, and which has also been used extensively for the copper coating of RF couplers extension tubes (these are made of stainless steel and connect the cold cavity to the warm part of the coupler). Niobium sputter coating facilities – bldg 252 and 101 STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (8): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (8) Views inside the SM18 building: top, the class 10 clean room and its front court, the class 10000 mounting area behind the wooden cupboard and at the very end the concrete shielding of the RF test area. STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (9): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (9) Visible are only the concrete ‘hats’ for radiation protection. These can be rolled away on rails, uncovering below a test cryostat sunk into the ground; two with sufficient depth to contain a LEP 352 MHz cavity of 2.4 m length and the (heat) radiation shields above it, and one of lesser depth used for single cell cavity tests. The 300 W solid-state RF power amplifiers with their circulator and load are housed behind the concrete wall (for low power cavity/module tests) Vertical test cryostats – SM18 STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (10): STATUS OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENT (10) View on the RF measurement and conditioning bunkers. Left an open bunker, in the middle the klystron area (which housed another bunker during the LEP period), right a bunker in operation with closed concrete door (conditioning of LHC couplers on the module). In the front an LHC (quadrupole) magnet under preparation for testing. RF bunkers – SM18 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (1): PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (1) B. 118/Surface treatment hall This hall is essentially equipped to handle with noxious chemicals. The installations concerned with cavity production are: Chemical polishing installation for “low frequency” Nb/Cu cavities; High-pressure ultra-pure water rinsing stations for Nb/Cu and niobium sheet metal cavities in closed cycle operation, including equipment for monitoring the water quality; Clean room facility for high pressure water rinsing of small ancillary equipment (RF components). B. 252/Assembly hall This hall is essentially equipped to assemble the magnetron-sputtering cathode into the cavity, to perform the sputter coating, to rinse the cavity with ultra-pure water at low pressure, to dry it by alcohol, and to assemble the RF probes for the low power test before being transported to the RF test premises (SM18). The installations concerned with cavity production are: Ultra-pure water rinsing stations for Nb/Cu and niobium sheet metal cavities, including equipment for monitoring the water quality; Niobium sputter coating equipment for “low frequency” cavities; Class 100 clean room and “grey” assembly area including equipment for monitoring air quality. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (2): PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (2) SM18/Assembly and testing hall This hall is essentially equipped to perform the low power RF tests in vertical position of the individual “low frequency” cavities including temperature mapping assembling in their horizontal vacuum tank, in a class 10 clean room, the individual cavities into cryo-modules, including couplers, RF probes, etc. and the low or high power RF tests, depending on whether the power coupler is mounted or not. The installations concerned with cavity testing are: Three vertical cryostats of different depth including radiation shield (bunker) for cold low power RF tests with lHe supplied in closed cycle “liquefier mode”; Temperature mapping system in vertical test cryostats for 2.5 – 3.5 K operation; Class 10 clean room for assembly of cryo-module including equipment for monitoring air quality; Horizontal radiation shielded testing installation at low or high RF power of cryo-modules (bunker) in “liquefier” mode. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (3): PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (3) PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (4): PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (4) PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (5): PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OF AN SCRF INFRASTRUCTURE MADE-UP WITH EXISTING CERN EQUIPMENTS (5) Table 6: Assessment of CERN facilities (for Nb sheet metal cavities) NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (1): NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (1) Classification of refurbishment work Generic equipment The first class comprises generic existing equipment that is not or only partially working properly: non-operational clean rooms, controls and monitoring equipment To the second class of generic equipment belong items that are needed but missing, or that reduces considerably the performance and capacity of the whole facility: lHe distribution system, 4th vertical cryostat, material characterization by DC methods The third class of equipment is also generic in the sense that it upgrades the utility of the facility, as required by a particular application: cryogenic equipment for tests of cryo-modules at 2.0 K, electro-polishing for Nb sheet cavities, RF low power and high power equipment at a specific frequency Specific equipment All other equipment is very specific for the particular application and should therefore be provided by the user of the facility: cavities and cryo-modules to be tested, specific diagnosis equipment NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (2): NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (2) Benefits of the refurbishment for equipment in Class1: To comply with the performance specification as outlined before. In particular would it make possible again to produce and test Nb/Cu e-/p storage ring cavities (350 - 500 MHz) and fully equipped cryo-modules at 4.5 K and allow the rapid start up of production and test or singular cavities. Class 2: To permit the usage of the forth vertical cryostat, in case a more rapid throughput of cavities should be required. Such a step is only expedient if accompanied by an upgrade of the existing lHe distribution network. Class 3: To extend the existing infrastructure to other applications beyond Nb/Cu e-/p storage ring cavities. It would allow production and test of Nb sheet metal "high frequency cavities", including horizontal tests of fully equipped cryo-modules at 2 K, or pulsed high power tests at different frequencies. NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (3): NECESSARY REFURBISHMENT OR UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING EQUIPMENTS AND M&P RESOURCES (3) The classification of refurbishment work into 3 classes is compatible with an investment profile of 30 % (classes 1 & 2) and 40 % (class 3) and with a project duration of 4 years allows a revamping of the existing CERN infrastructure in stages according to the available resources priorities as defined for the projects of the users specification of alternate infrastructures being set up elsewhere OPERATIONAL COSTS: OPERATIONAL COSTS The total operational (Material and Personnel) costs are composed of recurrent costs for maintaining the facility operational as base load without any significant project related activities, and ad hoc costs related to the specific project that depend on the workload with regard to full capacity of the facility. The recurrent costs incur by the base load and do not depend on the throughput of cavities for a specific project operation of cryogenics installations electrical power maintenance of water stations and clean rooms, consumables, etc. The ad hoc project dependent costs depend largely on the requested throughput of the facility and shall be imputed to its user. OUTLOOK: OUTLOOK … SCRF has become a key technology for advanced accelerators and is finding multiple applications in a variety of fields… the International Linear Collider (ILC), supposed to provide electron and positron beams for collision experiments up to 1 GeV c.m. energy; the SPL at CERN, a superconducting 4 to 5 GeV H- linac to be used as proton driver for the luminosity upgrade of the LHC, possibly a high intensity radioactive beam facility and future neutrino facility; new generation of light sources to be based on a SCRF linear accelerator with energy recovery (ERL = Energy Recovery Linac); Energy upgrade of radioactive ion beams in REX-ISOLDE at CERN. CONCLUSION: CONCLUSION A staged approach is presented, based on the SCRF facilities existing at CERN, towards an infrastructure for producing and testing individual SCRF cavities and fully equipped cryo-modules. The first stage comprises the repair or replacement of rotten or obsolete equipment that is needed for the start up of any exploitation for tests of storage ring cavities (LHC) and singular cavities for R&D purposes. Further stages of refurbishment extend the performance of the existing infrastructure towards cavities and cryo-modules for other applications. The maximum throughput of a fully equipped infrastructure is evaluated. The costs estimation is provided. A distinction is made between investment costs and operational costs. The operational costs are further split into basic costs for maintenance, services, energy, etc., and project related costs that depend on the throughput required. A LoI for JRA within FR7 is in preparation.