MEMO Ops 29112016 » History » Revision 3
h3. User cycle : 2016/03 - Nov 15th - Dec 16th * MOM : Ed Overton who has (today) handed over to Melissa Uchida. * MICE is fully staffed (24 hours / day) to the end of the user cycle. * Been operating since Nov 17th ** Nov 18 - Nov 23 : LiH materials programme ** Nov 24 - Nov 28 : Straight track running ** Nov 29 - : LiH materials + emittance reduction measurements * Allowing BLOCs to be shifters at the same time has helped with BLOC scheduling * Running has been largely smooth. * Major issues to date : ** ISIS instability ** One of the pumps supplying cooling water to the conventional magnets failed leading to continual conventional magnet trips (problem has been understood and mitigation in place, if not fixed) * Operational (not to mention personal) concerns over non-delivery of UK grant and imminent disappearance of expert personnel.