Meyer Tool and Manufacturing Ships Cryogenic Distribution Box to FNAL

On June 19, Meyer Tool & Manufacturing (CSA CSM) completed fabrication of a cryogenic distribution box for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (also a CSA CSM). The box will be used for the Muon-to-Electron conversion (Mu2e) experiment.

Construction of the box required both standard fabrication techniques used in cold box construction, application of ASME Pressure Vessel Code rules, and specialized techniques suited for the unique spacing requirements of this application. In order to meet the unique challenges of this distribution box, Meyer Tool developed custom modular heat transfer straps, utilized 3D modelling techniques to address both internal and external spacing limitations and the technical requirements, employed knowledge of the ASME code to meet the pressure vessel code requirements while accommodating the construction requirements of a complex cryogenic distribution box; balancing these conflicting requirements to meet the requirements of Fermilab’s technical specifications.