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Physics Research Equipment Pool (PREP) provides and
supports electronic instrumentation for high energy
physics research experiments according to agreements
(MOU's -- memoranda of understandings) between
approved experiment collaborations and the Fermilab
Computing Division. Equipment can be borrowed
for onsite use or offsite loans and
collaborative agreements (ELS). PREP will need
to know who you are and your affiliation, the
experiment or project that the equipment will
support and where the equipment will be located.
Users with requests, questions, complaints and
compliments are encouraged to send email to email@example.com.
This is THE FASTEST way to get a response to a general request
because multiple people receive this email.
Equipment loans, espically new requests, should be requested through an online
form. This form collects all the needed
information and sends a email to the PREP list. The counter
phone number is x3447 but they can only help with
loans in progress or module swaps. Hours are below.
Users with specific module problems or operational
questions should email firstname.lastname@example.org and
a PREP manager will respond. The PREP email is
monitored frequently and running experiments who are
down should send email 24-7. There is a wide range
of help available from the managers including
operational experience with many of the modules,
documentation and diagnostic information, referals
to previous users and, of course, replacement
modules or suggestions of suitable replacements. If
necessary, we can visit your on-site experiment to
assist with diagnostics.
Note that if PREP loans you a module, the managers try to keep tested spares on the shelf
in support of running equipment. If your module fails, report it to email@example.com and bring it to the counter.
We will replace it or tell you how long we think it will be to get a replacement ready.
If you have an emergency or a module failure and it's after normal business
hours - modules are available through the after
The normal and recommended procedure for borrowing
modules from PREP is detailed in Requesting Equipment from
PREP. Arriving at the counter unannounced is
discouraged and has proven not to expedite the process
of approving, locating, documenting and issuing
- PREP Location: Feynman Computing Center, 1st Floor,
East-side entrance and go thru the second double
- Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
(closed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Equipment Information Module types and
Manufacturer Catalog pages. All items in
this catalog are, or at one time were, in the
equipment pool, but may not be available for issue
at this time.
The fact that an item is listed does not imply a
vendor or product endorsement.
Equipment Database queries EquipDB, allows
experienced users to check module availability.
Available for use on site only.
Equipment from PREP
or obsolete modules and those headed that way