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If calling local numbers (with area code prefix 757) from the counting room dial 9+[last 7 digits]. To call other area codes dial 91+[10 digit number]

Person Phone Number
Run Coordinator 9-757 575-7540 (cell)
Physics Division Liaison 9-757 876-1789 (cell)
Shift Expert 5244 or 9-757 329-4846 (cell)
Shift Worker 5126
MCC-OPS 7048
Crew Chief 7045
Crew Chief 9-757 876-3367 (cell)
Program Deputy 9-757 876-7997 (cell)
Engineering on-call 9-757 748-5048 (cell)
Engineering on-call secondary 9-757 897-9060 (cell)
Radcon (needed for target cell swaps) 9-757 876-1743 (cell)
Gate House Guard 5822
Location Phone Number
Hall-B Floor 5165
Hall-B Space Frame 5170, 5171
Hall-B Forward Carriage 5371
Hall-B Counting Room 5245 (Shift1), 5126 (Shift2)
Hall-B Counting Room 5244 (Expert)
Hall-B Gas Shed 7115
System Phone Number On-Call Person
DC (757) 748-5048 (cell) Engineering On-Call
SVT + MM (757) 541-7539 (cell) Yuri Gotra Primary
SVT + MM (757) 753-7769 (cell) Rafo Paremuzyan (secondary)
ECAL (757) 810-1489 (cell) Cole Smith
FTOF/CTOF (757) 344-7204 (cell) Jose Carvajal
CND (757) 344-7204 (cell) Jose Carvajal
HTCC-LTCC (757) 344-7174 (cell) Youri Sharabian
FT (757) 344-1848 (cell) Raffaella De Vita
BAND (757) 310-7198 (cell) Florian Hauenstein
RICH (757) 344-3235 (cell) Valery Kubarovsky
DAQ (757) 232-6221 (cell) Sergey Boiarinov
Slow Controls (757) 748-6922 (cell) Nathan Baltzell
Beamline (757) 303-3996 (cell) Eugene Pasyuk
Pol. Target On-Call (757) 218 2266 (cell) James Maxwell
Polarized Target (757) 871-5374 (cell) James Brock
Target (not used) (757) 822-9586 (cell) Bob Miller Primary
Target (not used) (757) 897-9060 (cell) Denny Insley Secondary
Counting House C x6000
Counting House D x5504

In case of a problem with superconducting magnets call Engineering on-call first, particularly if it is related to cryo.
For all other superconducting magnet problems call magnet group.
Their schedule and phone numbers are posted on the wall next to the Saclay target computer.




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CLAS12 Run Group A, Fall 2018
Beam energy 10.6 GeV (5 pass)
Important: Document all your work in the logbook!
Remember to fill in the run list at the beginning and end of each run

RC: Raffaella De Vita

PDL: Eugene Pasyuk


  • Note 1: Be very mindful of the background rates in the halo counters, rates in the detectors, and leakage currents in the SVT (<0.4 uA) for all settings to ensure that they are at safe levels.

The integrated rates on the upstream counters have to be in the range 0-15 Hz (rates up 100 Hz are acceptable) and the rates on the midstream counters have to be in the range 10-20 Hz (acceptable up to 50 Hz) @50 nA. Counting rates in the range of hundreds of Hz may indicate bad beam tune or bleed-through from other Halls.

  • Note 2: At the end of each run, follow the standard DAQ restart sequence

"end run", "cancel", "reset", then if the run ended correctly, "download", "prestart", "go". If the run did not end correctly or if any ROCs had to be rebooted, "configure", "download", "prestart", "go".

After each step, make sure it is complete in the Run Control message window. If a ROC has crashed, find which one it is and issue a roc_reboot command and try again. Contact the DAQ expert if there are any questions.

  • Note 3: Nominal beam positions: 2C24A (X=0.2 mm, Y=0.2 mm) , 2H01 (X=0.3 mm, Y=-0.9 mm)
  • Note 4: Do not turn OFF FTOF HVs, even during the beam tune with CW beam (turn off when doing a Moller run or if there is tuned/pulsed beam in the upstream beamline)
  • Note 5: In case of a Torus and/or Solenoid Fast Dump do the following:
    1. Notify MCC to request beam OFF and to drop Hall B status to Power Permit
    2. Call Engineering on-call
    3. Make separate log entry with copies to HBTORUS and HBSOLENOID logbooks. In the "Notify" field add Ruben Fair, Probir Goshal, Dave Kashy and esr-users@jlab.org
    4. Notify Run Coordinator
    5. Turn off all detectors
  • Note 6: When beam is being delivered to the Faraday Cup:
    1. the Fast Shut Down elements: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, BOM, and Solenoid should always be in the state UNMASKED
    2. No changes to the FSD threshold should be made without RC or beamline expert approval
  • Note 7: Any request for a special run or change of configuration has to be approved by the RC & documented
  • Note 8: Carefully check the BTA every hour and run the script btaGet.py to print for you what HAS TO BE in BTA for this hour. Edit BTA if it is incorrect.
  • Note 9: Reset CLAS12MON frequently to avoid histogram saturation.
  • Note 10: Shift workers must check monitoring histograms! Use this tool to compare to reference: [1]
  • Note 11 Do not Turn OFF MVT HV: Instead go to 'Restore settings' from the MVT overview screen:
    1. SafeMode.snp for beam tuning and Moeller runs
    2. MV_HV_FullField.snp for full solenoid field
    3. MV_HV_MidField.snp wgeb solenoid < 4T

  • NOTE 12 Check the vacuum periodically, make sure vacuum id not higher than 5e-5
  • NOTE 13 Always reset the CFD threshold after all power off/on on the CFD crate

After the CAMAC crate 1 holding the CND CFD boards is switched off for any reason, it is mandatory to reset the associated thesholds typing the following command from any clon machine terminal:

>> $CODA/src/rol/Linux_x86_64/bin/cnd-cfd-thresh -w 0

Check the CND manual for further information.

  • NOTE 14: As of 10/25, the issue of detector scalers being frozen and starting a new run has been resolved. Shift workers should anyway check routinely scalers to verify they update correctly and make a logbook entry if anomalies are observed after starting a new run.

Run Plan:

(Updated: Nov. 25, 2018 at 20:00)

  • Take production data with configuration PROD66 and trigger_v22_1_no_dc_roads.trg at 50 nA.
  • Beam will be terminated around 8am on 11/26 for the planned energy change. At that time magnets will be ramped down while detectors will be left on unless the detector experts will request to turn them off. The Hall will be in restricted access.



Make sure to save Roc Rates (MB/s) GUI to logbook for each run together with beam screens and trigger GUI


  • Make sure that the FSD thresholds are set correctly and they are unmask when ready to receive beam to the FC @50 nA
    • Upstream 2000
    • Midstream 1000
    • Downstream 900000
    • BOM 20000
    • Dwell time 5 ms


Shift Worker Notes:

  • If the machine is down for more than 30 min ask for low current first 5 nA ,make sure that the beam is stable both in position and current, check that the rates are OK on all the detectors and halo counters. Then ask for 45 nA and continue data for production. If there are issues with the beam call RC. Sometimes MCC operator may ask to deliver tuned mode beam --- do not accept it. We need CW beam sent to the Faraday cup. If there is indeed a need for tuned beam, it should be sent to the tagger dump with the tagger magnet on. If you are uncertain, please call RC/PDL.
  • For RICH recovery procedures, please see Log entry https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3562273. This would apply in the cases of 1. DAQ crash: rich4 is not responding or 2. RICH alarms (LV,missing tile, temperature etc). If it does not work or you are uncertain about what to do, contact the RICH expert on call.

In case of other questions or uncertainties of what to do, call the RC


General Instructions:

  • For a given beam current, compute the FSD thresholds according to the Establish Physics Quality Beam document. Call MCC to update the values. Contact the beamline expert if there are questions about setting the FSD thresholds.
  • The main lights in the Hall (dome lights) and the Forward Carriage lights are being kept off because of light leaks affecting some of the detectors. If these lights are switched on during an access, they should be switched off when leaving the Hall. Note that the dome lights when switched off cannot be turned back on immediately because they require 10-15 min to cooldown.
  • Do not run more than 60 minutes above 30 nA with 5-pass beam without the beam blocker in front of Faraday cup. Put beam blocker in for long running at high currents for 5 pass operations.
  • Turn DC HV off only for beam tuning; if no beam is available or when beam is stable, keep them on even if you are not taking data.
  • In case of loss of communication with IOCBTARG, follow instructions at https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3502218
  • With any issue contact On-Call Experts or RC - do not spend more than 15-20 min trying to fix the problem.
  • Check that no unnecessary beamline-related screens are open. This includes particularly the big beamline overview screen, but also and any motor/harp/collimator screens, and ioc health screens.
  • Reference harp scans: 2C21, 2C24, 2H01

Every Shift:

  • Follow run plan as outlined by RC
  • If any concern about beam stability, ask MCC if orbit locks are on (they should be).
  • Keep shift summary up to date in HBLOG. Record all that happens.
  • Check on white board all scalers, strip charts and monitoring plots that need to be logged regularly
  • Document any beam condition change and send scaler GUIs to HBLOG
  • Fill out BTA hourly. Click "Load from EPICS" to automatically fill the left side.
  • When you do BTA keep track of of BANU. Include at the end of shift summary log details of BANU: the reason and duration.
  • Fill and submit the shift checklist in the logbook

Every Run:

Log screenshots of the following screens, and make sure at the moment you capture the screen the beam is ON

  • main scaler GUI display
  • Detector occupancy plots
  • Trigger rate gui
  • Roc Rates (MB/s) gui
  • Beam strip charts
  • FTCalo FADC scalers


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