Aeronautics Laboratories and Services Moving Downtime and Disruption

The move of the Experimental Services and Laboratories begins on August 7th 2017. The closures and moves outlined below are based on present assumptions regarding handover dates from the main building contractor, Kier. If the handover is delayed, then these dates will inevitably slip. This is outside of our control although we will be putting every pressure on the project team to prevent slippage. Remember no machining work will be possible during the closure.

I will list only areas I have some information for (others will follow when data is available)

1. Technology Laboratory presently RH155A, moving to CAGB225 Last day of normal operation Friday 4th Aug

Resumption of use of some machines; Monday 4th Sept

2. Modelshop Presently RH155 moving to CAGB226 Last day of normal operation Wednesday 9th Aug

Back in operation: Tuesday 14th Aug

3. Main Workshop Presently ACEX151 moving to CAGB225 and CAGB148 Last day of normal operation Friday 4th Aug

Machines will begin to be operational from 6th September.

4. Student Workshop Presently on the Mezzanine in main workshop. Moving to CAGB223 Last day of normal operation Tuesday 5th Sept

Back in operation from 13th Sept

5. Electronics Workshops Presently in RH157. Moving to CAGB223A TBC
6. 50mm Gas Gun, Hopkinson Bar, Small gas gun Presently in the decant ACEX150 area. Moving to Hypersonics The operation of the guns will be unaffected by the move until Christmas 2017. In the new year, these facilities will move into Hypersonics within the new High Speed Flows Laboratories.
7. Donald Campbell Wind Tunnel Presently in RH164. Being replaced by Tunnel T2 in CAGB204 The Campbell Wind Tunnel will be unaffected until it closes on the 20th December 2017. The replacement tunnel is known as T2 and will then be up and running.
8. 3×3 and 18″ Closed Circuit Wind tunnels Presently in RH351. Being replaced by T1 in CAGB204 The 3×3 and 18″ Closed Circuit wind tunnels will be unaffected until they close on the 20th December 2017. These two tunnels will be replaced by T1 in CAGB204.
9. Wind Tunnels in the Flow Control Laboratory Presently in RH156. Moving to L50 (south) The 30×30 wind tunnel will be scrapped.

The 30×5 wind tunnel will be stored/scrapped.

The 20″ wind tunnel will be moved to the south end of L50 and be outfitted with a new AC motor and controller.

Downtime is expected to be 3 weeks. Date of move TBC


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