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Review of the Mechanical Engineering Challenges associated with the SNS* Power Ramp Up...

by Graeme R Murdoch, Michael Holding, Peter Ladd, Kerry G Potter, Ronald T Roseberry Jr
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Genoa, Italy
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Since commissioning of the SNS in April 2006 the beam power has been steadily increasing towards the design intensity of 1.4 MW. Several areas of the accelerator have been shown to require modifications, upgrades or new designs of mechanical equipment to support the power ramp schedule. This paper presents mechanical engineering design work implemented since initial commissioning along with a review of current projects and discussion of mechanical engineering issues being addressed that are a direct result of design decisions made early in the project.