Model 1 Clamps sealed Flanges on RDT-05 leak tight
Using the new Clamp Opener Tooling, twelve Model 1 Clamps sealed the top flange of Research Cavity RDT-05 helium mass spectrometer leak tight on 27Jan20. The clamp application used all the features of the JLab Patent US 9756715 where the Tooling was shrouded to minimize particle generation. The clamp application was performed under a flow hood with particle counts recorded using a particle counter. In the same set-up, the bottom flange was sealed using conventional bolts, also monitored with the particle counter.