FRIB – High Rigidity Spectrometer (HRS) and Isotope Harvesting Experimental Vault
Project phase: Planning/Design
- The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is moving toward completion.
- Civil construction was substantially complete earlier this year, ahead of schedule, with the project now focused on installation of technical equipment.
- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has indicated that it wants to begin providing operational funding in 2018, rather than in 2022 as originally anticipated.
- Given the success of the FRIB project, the DOE is interested in additional research opportunities at MSU. This project is for facilities that would support that research.
- To house research equipment beyond the original FRIB scope and bolster MSU’s nuclear-science research program by expanding FRIB’s discovery potential and enabling isotope harvesting.
- To construct an experimental vault that will house equipment for isotope harvesting
- To provide experimental space for the FRIB science program
- To increase FRIB scientist's ability to discover rare isotopes by a factor of ten
- To construct a detector that will be well matched to FRIB's capabilities
- The experimental vault will provide approximately 31,000 gross square feet of new space, bound almost completely by other FRIB elements, and will feature: ◦experimental vault for HRS
- isotope harvesting laboratory
- truck bay
- 50-ton overhead crane
- The space will be divided into a depressed experimental vault and a two-level infill providing space for mechanical and electrical systems with circulation around the vault
- A new steam PRV station will be provided with high pressure steam fed from FRIB
- A new HRS chilled water system will be provided to service the required process water system and required airside cooling for the vault
- Construction start: March 1, 2018
- Ready for occupancy: Aug. 1, 2019
- Based on cost experience for similar projects and current pricing information, the preliminary project cost estimate is $20,000,000 - $22,500,000. This estimate may change as the project and its scope are refined during the planning process.
- The source of funds for the project is expected to be tax-exempt financing with debt repayment from the general fund.
Questions, Comments or Concerns?
- Todd Elkin, project representative, email@example.com, (517) 908-7749