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Outside Component Manufacturers and Status Report to the Gatling Gun Review Committee By John Skaritka June, 28, 2012.

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1 Outside Component Manufacturers and Status Report to the Gatling Gun Review Committee By John Skaritka June, 28, 2012

2 Talk Outline Rational for using outside contractors for development Outside vs. onsite development pros and cons. Developmental efforts and contractor facilities Status of MDC projects Status of Atlas Technology projects Status of Transfer Engineering projects Status of Stangenes Industries System integration and test plans of the Grand central and Gun assemblies Summary 2 Gatling gun program review June 28 th -29 th, 2012

3 Rational for using outside Contractors for Gatling Gun DOE has set limits on the number of non-scientific personal to be employed by the department. As the result the Gatling Gun cannot receive the same degree of support as other higher priority projects. So to make progress on this project, we must go to outside contractors! 3 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

4 XHV Chamber manufacturing experience There were concerns that large XHV chambers could not be built by US industry. After implementing the lessons learned from the development program XHV experience with the manufacturer of large chambers in US industry now exists. The successful testing of the Grand Central Chamber proves this. Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th,

5 Outside vs. onsite development pros. and cons. Pros. – Eliminates the non scientific head count issue. – Costs are controlled by the use of firm fixed priced contracts. – Overruns are the contractors problem and can’t be billed without formal contract changes. – Using the contactors existing infrastructure eliminates the need to expend limited resources to establish and maintain our own, and no space charges. – By not methodizing, an contractor can apply his expertise into the job and make the product better than originally expected. – Contractors can perform safety testing and can certify a product as safe for operation at BNL. Cons. – Contractors may have priorities that are at odds with scientific inquiry. – The contractor may down play a serious issue or exaggerate a minor one to satisfy his agenda. – A contractor may indicate he is following instructions but actually does what he believes is best for him. thinking we will never find out or his solution will be just as good. – Contractors can have a misunderstandings about a job or bid on the job with out understanding it’s details, not carefully reading the Spec, or not taking the SOW seriously, then delays occur in correcting these misunderstandings. 5 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

6 How to take advantage of the Pros and avoid the Cons. It is essential to visit the companies regularly and see that the contractor fully understands the tasks he is asked to perform. If possible establish multiple vendors to perform similar tasks to maintain a sense of competition and to avoid being cornered. Establish and regularly maintain lines of communication with decision makers in the company. It is important to resolve problems quickly, to close the loop and never leave open issues. Never be complacent, it is better to ask the questions and probe the knowledge of the vendor to assure they have a full understanding of the problem and the solution. It is best to establish longer term professional relationship with vendors and to get to know their inner workings 6 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

7 Developmental efforts and contractor facilities It is sometimes necessary to improve the Contractors facilities to help them improve their in house capabilities. BNL supplied equipment can help expedite work and is cost effective avoiding the markup charged if the vendor has to purchased the equipment themselves,. We have supplied RGA’s, ion pumps, NEG pumps, and the 3-BG super gauge. Making the Job easier to do, makes the job go faster with fewer mistakes and the contractor retains the experience 7 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

8 Status of MDC projects MDC was the first Contractor to officially achieve 10^-12 scale vacuum. As far as we know this is the largest vessel to reach this vacuum level built by industry MDC’s ISI division is proceeding with completing orders for the Gun laser windows and the Combiner’s ceramic break that is scheduled to be completed by early September. Grand Central Chamber under Test using BNL supplied, RGA, 3-BG gauge, 2000l/s Ion pump, 2000l/s Neg pump and 350l/s turbo pump 8 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

9 Status of Atlas Technology projects Components for the first Cathode Tree Component for the Gatling Gun transition assay Cathode service Flange Assy Completed G-Gun End transition Assy- manufacturing underway. Cathode Shroud Assy- manufacturing underway Cathode Cooling Ring- manufacturing underway Anode Assembly- manufacturing underway 9 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

10 Transfer Engineering projects G-Gun Vessels- vessel manufacturing underway First Cathode Tree Delivered G-Gun manipulators- manufacturing underway. Grand Central manipulators Detailed Design complete, 10 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

11 Status of projects at Stangenes industries Testing of High Voltage of Vacuum Feed through 250KV achieved, Testing on hold pending high voltage supply repair Improvements to the HV feed through Manufacturing is underway Focusing Solenoids, Anode Sub. Assy- manufacturing underway First Bend dipole Detailed design underway Components of the Anode Solenoid array 11 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012 Testing and repair of the 250 KV feed through

12 System integration and test plans of the Gatling Gun assembly Early next fiscal year the majority of components for the Gun assembly will be ready for assembly. – Main, gun chamber – Transition chamber – Anode assembly – Combiner brake – Exchange chamber – High voltage feed through System will be assembled and ultimate vacuum will be established. The Gun assembly will undergo High Voltage system tests. After these tests are complete the assembly will be shipped to BNL. 12 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

13 System integration and test plans of the Grand central assemblies Early next fiscal year all the major components of the Grand Central Chamber assembly will be ready for integration. – Main vessel – Magnetic manipulators – New set of cathode preparation Trees – Ion pumps and controls The system will be integrated, base vacuum established, and then shipped to BNL 13 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012

14 Summary The rational for using outside contractors for development was discussed. Outside vs. in-house development pros and cons and how to avoid contractor problems were presented. Status of major Gun and Prep. Chamber components at MDC, Atlas Technologies, Transfer Engineering, and Stangenes Industries were listed System integration plans of the Grand central and Gun chamber assemblies were presented. 14 Gatling gun program review June 28th-29th, 2012


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