Etcher and Cl status

Ed Myers edmyers at
Mon Aug 13 16:04:26 PDT 2007


I apologize for the delays in getting the system(s) back on 
line.  Unfortunately, we are still struggling with our chlorine gas 
delivery system.  We are pretty confident there is a leak in either 
the gas panel or a leak through from the bottle.  Not being able to 
determine the origin of the leak is what is causing the delay.  If we 
do have a leaking bottle, there is significant risk in opening the 
line.  While we understand we are delaying work, we don't want to 
cause a chlorine release (in the gas cabinet, outside of the fab and 
work area) and especially have a person exposed to this release.

Please be assured, everyday we are working on this problem.  Today we 
had a gas cabinet vendor review our panel and he made some 
suggestions.  We will be following up with his recommendations and 
are trying hard to get this resolved.


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