Tracer injection system, Darcy Lab both ready to go
Today I finished with preparation of the tracer injection system, thanks largely to the collaboration of Jim Cowen, Dustin Winslow, and Katie Inderbitzen.
We also received considerable help and numerous fittings from the shipboard technical group. Jordan Clark (UCSB) designed the system and provided the key components. I am uploading a photo of the full system in all of its glory. We will install this system in the mud pump room, three decks down from the rig floor, and will set it up to automatically inject an inert tracer during a 24-hour pumping experiment, the longest run in the history of scientific ocean drilling. I'll provide more information about this experiment later as we get closer to the time when it is run.