From ALICE: “Installing new equipment in preparation for the LHC Run 3 upgrade.”

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Installing new equipment in preparation for the LHC Run 3 upgrade.

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The big cube on the back (the one with the door at the corner carrying the “blue man” sticker) is the clean room where ALICE detectors are assembled in dust-free environment. All the material that enters in that room has to be cleaned beforehand and people going inside it must wear protective clothing (to avoid bringing dust into the room).

The boxes in front of the room, including the Air Conditioning unit that was installed yesterday, provide the services that are needed in the Clean Room.

For reference, the AC unit is up to ISO 8 standard (https://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/…/clean…/cr_standards.html…).

The Clean Room will be used to assemble the new Time Projection Chamber (TPC) which will be installed inside the L3 magnet during Long Shutdown 2 (mid 2018 – end 2019).

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