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PIP successfully completes goals - helps prepare PIP II for a bright future

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Rob Ainsworth
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27 Jun 2019, 10:43
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The Proton Source accelerator complex at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) has just successfully completed an 8-year upgrade project called the Proton Improvement Plan (PIP). This was a significant upgrade and modernization of the oldest accelerators in the nation's high energy physics (HEP) laboratory. The PIP objective was to implement changes to the Pre-Accelerator, Linac and Booster accelerators to enable Fermilab to meet the required proton flux and to ensure viability and reliability for the next 15 to 20 years. The plan addressed the required hardware modifications for doubling the beam cycle rate from 7.5 to 15 Hz, doubling of the proton flux while maintaining 2010 tunnel activation levels. The successful completion of PIP also ensured the viable operation of the Linac through 2025 and the Booster through 2030. PIP has provided the guide for how risks associated with high cycle and flux rate operations could be reduced. With the PIP II effort ramping up, PIP provides the lessons learned and guidance for this new effort.
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