State-of-the-art SRF Highbay completed

The state-of-the-art SRF (superconducting radio frequency) Highbay is complete and was turned over for use today.

The $15.5-million, 27,000-square-foot high bay was funded by MSU in support of FRIB. It houses a cleanroom for accelerator assembly, space for incoming accelerating component (cavity) quality assurance and inspection, a cavity degassing furnace, state-of-the-art custom chemical cleaning and accelerator assembly facilities, accelerator component validation area, cryomodule test facility, control room, and dedicated helium refrigeration plant. This infrastructure will yield an integrated and consolidated base for superconducting cavity and cold-mass production as well as cavity and cryomodule test efficiency.

The SRF Highbay will allow FRIB to process and test accelerator components at an impressive rate with increased efficiency. Having this integrated and consolidated infrastructure on site at FRIB makes it a state-of-the art facility. Many of the facility’s subcomponents and equipment are also considered state-of-the-art, using the highest level of development for implementation.