From Fermilab Today: ” Hot Fermilab experiments: Cooling system is a success”


Fermilab continues to be a great source of strength in the U.S. Basic Research Community.

Brad Hooker
Feb. 6, 2012

“In 2009, after experimenters in the MINOS underground area expressed concern over a gradual increase in temperatures in the tunnel, Fermilab engineers went to work on a clever, yet tricky plan to rebuild the aging cooling system.”

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Lee Hammond checks the dials on the new cooling system for the MINOS underground area.

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The red line is the chilled water supply temperature (F), and the yellow line is the temperature of the returned water.

The story ends well. See the full article here.