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What has...

... 34 legs, a stainless steel body 50 feet long and does high-energy physics? It's a helium transfer line that was carried .3 miles in about 10 minutes from Lab 8 to Lab 6 in the Village. Seventeen volunteers--16 men and a woman--put their shoulders (and legs) to the task on one sunny afternoon recently.

Meson Lab's technical group had constructed the line, a five-inch diameter pipe, in Lab 8. It was designed to be used in conjunction with three energy doubler/saver magnets in Lab 6. Project Leader Umer Patel (Meson) reported that Chuck Grozis and Roger Deneen (Res. Services) had helped design and construct the line; Leo Ray and John Caffey (Meson) did much of the fabrication.

Chuck Brown (Meson) added that the goal of the project is to create a tri-magnet module that will be self-contained, easily controlled and serviced by operating crews in the Meson Area. Another main feature will be interchangeability for existing strings of main ring magnets in Meson tunnels. The line will run from magnets in the tunnels to a refrigerator in a small building outside the Meson shielding berm.

(L-R): Diane Garcia, John Williams, Chuck Grozis, Leo Ray, Clarence Rogers, Roger Deneen, Steve Anderson, Jim Peifer, Jim Seeman, Ray Carra, Wayne Waldon, Calvin Grayson, Bud Koecher, John Caffey, Lee Mapalo, Bob Jensen, Bob Maly (1 of 2)
Painting the Meson building, 1982 (2 of 2)