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Leak Checking

At this point you should see the leak rate jump to a few $ 10^{-8}$ mbar$ \cdot$ L/s. Anything significantly above this indicates a leak. See [sec:trouble.leak]§sec:trouble.leak.

enumerate Using a helium gas bottle, spray some helium around the connected joints. It is often best to start close to the leak checker and work your way back to the OVC.

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Any jump in the leak rate indicates a possible leak, see [sec:trouble.leak]§sec:trouble.leak. Otherwise, if there are no leaks, you are ready to [sec:cooldown]cool down.



Jonathan Ouellet 2014-08-26