Shiny and smooth: the new BEATS experimental hutch is ready

09 Apr 2021

In February, civil works started inside the SESAME experimental hall to make way for the future tomography beamline, BEATS.

A  team led by Tha’er Abu Hanieh from the SESAME Building and Facilities group demolished part of the existing infrastructure to clear the path for the BEATS experimental hutch and control cabin.

The floor of the experimental hall was then refurbished and consolidated with a thick slab of reinforced concrete, strong enough to support and provide stability to the experimental hutch, which is made of lead shielding weighing more than 20 tons.

Watch the video below to follow the different steps and see how smart the experimental hutch now looks: