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Experimental Hutch

The physical layout of the equipment in the experimental hutch is shown below.

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The hutch is air-conditioned (temperature stability ± 1 deg.) and serviced with cold water, compressed air and nitrogen gas together with a pump exhaust system. Strict atmospheric control is possible utilising a radiation monitored air/ozone extraction system, to allow experiments on actinide materials. To facilitate manipulation of heavy equipment, the hutch is equipped with a 500 kg manual overhead crane and a 125 kg electric one. There is a hinged chicane between the hutch and the main control cabin (CC3) for temporary installation of special electrical connections if required. A motorised web camera is permanently installed and a second tripod mounted camera is displayed on a monitor in the adjacent control cabin.