FRIB Project installs first superconducting cryomodule on beamline

The first FRIB superconducting β=0.041 cryomodule was installed on the beamline in FRIB’s linear accelerator tunnel on 1 March.

While this is the third cryomodule to be moved to the tunnel, it is the first to be placed on the beamline.

After being lowered through the access shaft, and moved through the tunnel, the cyromodule was inserted into its near-final position and placed on adjustable stands. The alignment group then conducted an initial survey.

The mechanical and electrical groups are now working on the cryomodule’s final alignment and connections of power, controls, and other services.