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TY - CONF AU - Tajima, T. AU - Bernal, J.E. AU - Borden, M.J. AU - Chamberlin, J.P. AU - Martinez, F.A. AU - O'Hara, J.F. AU - Poudel, A. AU - Stephens, K.A. ED - Boland, Mark ED - Tanaka, Hitoshi ED - Button, David ED - Dowd, Rohan ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Tan, Eugene TI - LANSCE Vacuum System Improvements in the Last ~10 Years J2 - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019 CY - Melbourne, Australia T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 10 LA - english AB - The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator started its operation in 1972. To mitigate the vulnerability due to old equipment and to restore the 120 Hz operation capability we lost a while ago, we have gone through a refurbishment / risk mitigation project since 2007. This paper summarizes the improvements in the vacuum systems in the last ~10 years and shows some data on the downtimes caused by vacuum failures. The refurbished equipment is significantly more maintainable and will contribute to extend the life of this old accelerator, but it has been a challenge to reduce the downtime. Some examples that caused a long downtime will be described. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 1375 EP - 1377 KW - vacuum KW - operation KW - neutron KW - linac KW - status DA - 2019/06 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-208-0 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-TUPMP056 UR - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/tupmp056.pdf ER -