Visit of the VAX mock-up in Building 186

Visit of the VAX mock-up in Building 186

VAX mock-up

Visit of the VAX mock-up in Building 186 in presence of the HL-LHC Project Management and the WP8 Leader (from left to right:  Markus Zerlauth, HL-LHC Deputy PL, Oliver Bruning, HL-LHC Project Leader, Lukasz Krzempek, WP12 and Francisco Sanchez Galan, WP8 Leader) (Image: CERN)

This morning, the WP8 leader, Francisco Sanchez Galan, invited the management of the HL-LHC project to visit the VAX mock-up in Building 186.

The VAX (Vacuum Assembly for eXperimental area) modules are composed of different vacuum and instrumentation components that will be hosted on the experimental side of ATLAS and CMS after the TAXS absorber, a high radiation area in the context of the High Luminosity LHC. The VAX mock-up created by HL-LHC WP12 and  installed in building 186 serves to  HL-LHC WP8 team for testing the mechanisms on each module and the new and enhanced remote handling capability.