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Successful prototype validation of ultra-high precision current measurement devices for HL-LHC

The WP6B “Class 0” ultra-high precision current measurement devices, or DCCTs (direct current current transformers), are used for the accurate current measurement/regulation in the 14kA (D1: MBXF, D2: MBRD) and 18kA (Main Inner Triplet) power converters..

At CERN
13 May, 2022

Powering for a sustainable future

CERN’s transfer lines are undergoing significant renovations to make them more energy efficient while delivering high-quality beams reliably to experiments, write Konstantinos Papastergiou and Gilles Le Godec.

At CERN
10 March, 2022

Current/field control of the PS-Booster main magnets power converters

The PSB main magnets are powered by 28 power converters following the schematic represented in fig1. The fact that all circuits are magnetically coupled among each others, makes the control of these power converters very difficult, as any modification...

At CERN
13 July, 2021

PS Main Power Supply

POPS supplies the PS magnets without drawing all the power from the network. The maximum stored energy in the magnets is 14MJ. This energy is supplied by the capacitor banks (CS)...

At CERN
30 March, 2021
At CERN
30 March, 2021

R2E-LHC600A-10V Power Converters

In the frame of the LHC-consolidation project, 104 radiation tolerant converters haven been produced to replace the old LHC600A-10V power sources located in the irradiated areas RR1x, RR5x and RR7x

At CERN
11 March, 2021
At CERN
11 March, 2021

HL-LHC2kA-10V Power Converters

HiLumi LHC project requires 36 four quadrant linear converters to trim the inner triplets magnets currents Q1 & Q3, and to power orbit correctors magnets of Q1, Q2, Q3 located in the new areas UR15 (16 units) and UR55 (16 units).

At CERN
11 March, 2021
At CERN
11 March, 2021

East Area Renovation 2019

the East Experimental Area has started its renovation process, during the Long Shutdown #2

At CERN
26 March, 2019
At CERN
26 March, 2019

GPS & REX Consolidation 2018

In the framework of the consolidation program, one power converter used for the ISOLDE GPS line (for separator magnet) and three power converters used in REX-ISOLDE (for 1x separator magnet and 2x steering magnets) have been replaced.

At CERN
26 April, 2018
At CERN
26 April, 2018

MEDICIS Power converters commissioning

The CERN-MEDICIS facility is an extension of the existing class A building 179. Within this extension are located the targets which produce radioisotopes. The targets are irradiated in the HRS dump position with the beam coming from the PSB.

At CERN
17 November, 2017

Carlo Baccigalupi was awarded the 2017 Carlo Offelli Prize during the Forum Nazionale Misure

which took place in Modena (Italy), from 13 to 16 September. (Image: Matteo Di Cosmo/CERN)

At CERN
16 October, 2017