Published in International Particle Accelerator Conference 2013 Proceedings: Shanghai, China, May 12, 2013.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Themis Mastoridis was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Since June 2011 the rapid increase of the luminosity performance of the LHC has come at the expense of both increased temperature and pressure of specific, near-beam, LHC equipment. In some cases, this beam induced heating has caused delays while equipment cool-down, beam dumps and even degradation of some devices. This contribution gathers the observations of beam induced heating, attributed to longitudinal beam coupling impedance, their current level of understanding and possible actions planned to be implemented during the 1st LHC Long Shutdown (LS1) in 2013-2014.