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TY - CONF AU - Hallewell, G.D. AU - Battistin, M. AU - Berry, S. AU - Bonneau, P. AU - Bortolin, C. AU - Crespo-Lopez, O. AU - Deterre, C. AU - Doubek, M. AU - Favre, G. AU - Katunin, S. AU - Lombard, D. AU - Madsen, A. AU - Nagai, K. AU - Pearson, B.L. AU - Robinson, D. AU - Rossi, C. AU - Rozanov, A. AU - Stanecka, E. AU - Vacek, V. AU - Young, J. AU - Zwalinski, L. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - The Use of a 90 Metre Thermosiphon Cooling Plant and Associated Custom Ultrasonic Instrumentation in the Cooling of the ATLAS Inner Silicon Tracker J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017 C1 - Barcelona, Spain T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems T3 - 16 LA - english AB - A new 60kW thermosiphon fluorocarbon cooling plant has been commissioned to cool the silicon tracker of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The thermosiphon operates over a height of 90 metres and is integrated into the CERN UNICOS system and the ATLAS detector control system (DCS). The cooling system uses custom ultrasonic instrumentaton to measure very high coolant vapour flow (up to 1.2 kg/second), to analyse binary gas mixtures and detect leaks. In these instruments ultrasound pulses are transmitted in opposite directions in flowing gas streams. Pulse transit time measurements are used to calculate the flow rate and the sound velocity, which - at a given temperature and pressure - is a function of the molar concentration of the two gases. Gas composition is computed from comparisons of real-time sound velocity measurements with a database of predictions, using algorithms running in the Siemens SIMATIC WinCC SCADA environment. A highly-distributed network of five instruments is currently integrated into the ATLAS DCS. Details of the thermosiphon, its recent operation and the performance of the key ultrasonic instrumentation will be presented. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 1890 EP - 1895 KW - ion KW - detector KW - controls KW - instrumentation KW - MMI DA - 2018/01 PY - 2018 SN - 978-3-95450-193-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA193 UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/thpha193.pdf ER -