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Development of experimental huts for radiological protection (hucthes) for new source of the Sirius Project synchrotron light (Ema Line), with manufacturing, assembly and testing of a prototype of optical type to present specifications with higher degree of complexity

Grant number: 16/50034-7
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: February 01, 2017 - May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Processes
Convênio/Acordo: FINEP - PIPE/PAPPE Grant
Principal Investigator:Luciano Foianesi
Grantee:Luciano Foianesi
Host Company:Biotec Solução Ambiental, Indústria e Comércio Ltda. - EPP
City: São José dos Campos


This project is to build hutches for radiological protection on the experimental area of the new LNLS light source (synchrotron accelerator) Sirius, deploying national competitive technology. The proposal is to implement innovations on their civil and mechanical design making use of different materials and constructive options to provide the required radiation protection level at lower cost. The hutches main function is to ensure radiation protection against the direct or scattered photons beams produced at the accelerator ring, ensuring that the emitted radiation levels are within the required safety limits, as these light beams are harmful to human health. As a secondary function, hutches will protect the optical components of high precision that require high mechanical stability. These "cabins should also provide thermal and mechanical mechanical stability to all beamline components, mechanical and electrical utilities supplying and people access for preparation and preventive or corrective maintenance. The proposal is to develop the detailed design of two (2) hutches (one optical and one experimental laser), including their utilities (compressed air, process water, power and precision air conditioning) as a competitive advantage. It will also be fabricated, assembled and tested an optical hutch prototype due to its more complex specifications and internal higher energy light beams levels, demanding thicker shielding. As hutch subsystem we mention: 1) Radiation shielding layer high purity lead (electrolytic grade, 99.97%) and steel or viable options like barite high density concrete or even other materials; 2) Doors and chicanes; 3) metal backing of the radiation shield using steel profiles structure or LSF -Light Steel Frame (innovation), 4) Focus with utilities including the high stability HVAC (air conditioning) with an accuracy of +-0.1 o C and 5) Overhead Crane (1 ton capacity). The goal is to confirm and improve design criteria, manufacturing methods and assembling practices in the experimental area of the accelerator and other aspects directly linked to the quality of radiological protection function of this equipment (not exceeding 0.5mSv I h outside the cabin) as well as the refinement of its cost, schedule and also allow the necessary training and experience to native companies. The deployment of design and assembling of this prototype will be carried out for the EMA fine (Sirius project) in partnership with the LNLS. (AU)

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