Author: Cyterski, C.
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MOPGF029 Personnel Protection System Upgrade for the LCLS Electron Beam Linac 1
 
  • C. Cyterski, E.P. Chin
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  As facilities age and evolve, constant effort is needed in upgrading control system infrastructure; this applies to all aspects of an accelerator facility. Portions of the Personnel Protection System of the Linac Coherent Light Source are still relying on a legacy, relay-based Safety System. An upgrade is underway to modernize these systems using Siemens S7-300 Safety PLCs and Pilz PNOZMulti programmable controllers. The upgrade will be rolled out over multiple years requiring the implementation to be fully compatible with adjacent legacy system while setting the foundation for the new generation system. The solution relies on a modularized safety system which can be deployed in a short time (1 month) while being flexible enough to adapt to the evolving needs over the next 20 years.  
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MOPGF037 Upgrades to Control Room Knobs at Slac National Accelerator Laboratory 1
 
  • S. L. Hoobler, S.C. Alverson, C. Cyterski, R.C. Sass
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  For years, accelerator operators at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have favored hardware knobs in the control room for accelerator tuning. Hardware knobs provide a tactile, intuitive, and efficient means of adjusting devices. The evolution of separate control systems for different accelerator facilities at SLAC has resulted in multiple flavors of knob hardware and software. To improve efficiency, space usage, and ease of use, the knob systems have been upgraded and integrated.  
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