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Pohlman, Nicholas A.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Mechanical Engineering


Researchers at Fermilab are currently setting up the Muon g-2 experiment. The experiment’s precision storage ring needs to have a constant flow of an argon- ethane mixture to function as intended. The goal of this design project is to design a piping network that can deliver this argon- ethane mixture. One concern of the project is making sure the pressure losses throughout the network are not too great. The pressure drops have to be low enough for the inlet pressure of the trackers used in the precision storage ring to track the muons to be approximately equal to atmospheric pressure and a flow rate of approximately 240 SCCM per tracker. The scope of this paper is to analytically solve for these pressure drops to assure that the required flow rate and pressure is possible given the safety constraints set by Fermilab’s ES&H.

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Flammable Gas Distribution System

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