Author: Lanaia, D.
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THPOJO07 Status and Reliability Enhancements of the ALBA Linac 703
  • D. Lanaia, R. Muñoz Horta, F. Pérez
    ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  Along the years, efforts to enhance the ALBA Linac performances and reliability have been devoted, resulting in an improvement of the Linac to Booster beam transmission efficiency, and of its mean time between failures. The performance enhancement has been based on the use of optimization and control routines of the beam parameters, but also by the application of regular preventive hardware maintenance procedures. Besides, the Linac reliability has been improved also by the implementation of alternative working modes in case of hardware failures, like operating at 67 MeV, with only one klystron and one accelerating section. In this respect, a new upgrade of the RF waveguide system is being implemented, with the aim to produce 80 MeV electron beam using only one klystron that will feed both accelerating sections. Furthermore, the possibility to install a thermionic RF-gun to inject directly into the first accelerating section is under study, ensuring the Linac’s reliability even in case of a major event. Details of the Linac performance during the past years and a description of the new hardware upgrades are presented in this work.  
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About • Received ※ 24 August 2022 — Revised ※ 31 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 07 September 2022 — Issue date ※ 15 September 2022
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