Diamond Light Source is a synchrotron construction project at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell, Didcot.
Merit installed almost 30,000m of orbitally welded stainless steel and carbon steel process distribution pipework including diameters of up to 14".
The majority of the pipe work was pre-fabricated at the Merit fabrication facility in Cramlington, Northumberland; as modules and shipped to the construction site. The pipework was then lifted into the main hall, positioned and bolted together to form a complete ring.
Each module was approx. 4.7m long and each had a deflection of 3.5 degrees to form the curvature of the synchrotron.
Additional Merit works onsite included:
- Accelerator construction
- Stainless Steel hook up pipe work to provide the interconnecting pipe work from the base build modules to the machine.
- Design and installation of Beamline Cabins and Services.
Merit provided all trades for the construction and installation of the synchrotron. Disciplines include: electrical, instrument, mechanical fitters, pipefitters, riggers, crane drivers, general workers and cleaning.