University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Carting in the Upgrades

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Part of the upgrades for CMS includes adding new Cathode Strip Muon chambers. PSL designed and fabricated two carts for transporting six chambers from the factory in Prévessin, France to the LHC .5 Facility. The .5 Facility is the building above CMS, where all equipment is staged to be lowered down 100 meters (328 ft.) to the CMS hall. The chambers are installed onto the CMS endcap disks, then the carts are returned to Prévessin for more chambers.