Author: Villanueva, J.
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THPHA096 ALBA Equipment Protection System, Current Status 1599
  • A. Rubio, G. Cuní, D. Fernández-Carreiras, S. Rubio-Manrique, N. Serra, J. Villanueva
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  ALBA is the name of Barcelona's 3GeV Synchrotron Lightsource. In operation since 2012, it currently hosts experiments 24/7 in its 8 beamlines with 3 more in development. The aim of ALBA Equipment Protection System is to avoid damage of hardware by managing sets of permits and interlock signals. The EPS scope covers not only ALBA accelerators and its beamlines but also the accessory laboratories like RF, Optics, Vacuum, etc. It is built on B&R PLCs with CPUs installed in cabinets in ALBA service and experimental areas and a network of remote I/O modules installed in shielded boxes inside the tunnel and other irradiated zones. CPU's and Remote models are interconnected by the X2X field-bus. Signals managed by PLC's include interlocks, temperature readouts, flow-meters, flow-switches, thermo-switches, shutters, pneumatic actuators, fluorescence screens, etc. This paper describes the design and the architecture of the Equipment Protection System, the current status, the tools used by the EPS team and the recent improvements in terms of reaction time and interaction with other systems via Powerlink and fast interlock systems.  
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THPHA169 Building S.C.A.D.A. Systems in Scientific Installations with Sardana and Taurus 1820
  • D. Fernández-Carreiras, J. Andreu, F. Becheri, S. Blanch-Torné, M. Broseta, G. Cuní, C. Falcon-Torres, R. Homs-Puron, G. Jover-Mañas, J. Klora, J. Moldes, C. Pascual-Izarra, S. Pusó Gallart, Z. Reszela, D. Roldán, M. Rosanes Siscart, A. Rubio, S. Rubio-Manrique, J. Villanueva
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • T.M. Coutinho, A. Homs, E.T. Taurel
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • Ł.J. Dudek, P.P. Goryl, Ł. Żytniak
    Solaris, Kraków, Poland
  • V.H. Hardion, A.M. Milan, D.P. Spruce
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • T. Kracht, M.T. Nunez Pardo de Vera
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Sardana and Taurus form a python software suite for Supervision, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) optimized for scientific installations. Sardana and Taurus are open source and deliver a substantial reduction in both time and cost associated to the design, development and support of control and data acquisition systems. The project was initially developed at ALBA and later evolved to an international collaboration driven by a community of users and developers from ALBA, DESY, MAXIV and Solaris as well as other institutes and private companies. The advantages of Sardana for its adoption by other institutes are: free and open source code, comprehensive workflow for enhancement proposals, a powerful environment for building and executing macros, optimized access to the hardware and a generic Graphical User Interface (Taurus) that can be customized for every application. Sardana and Taurus are currently based on the Tango Control System framework but also capable to inter-operate to some extend with other control systems like EPICS. The software suite scales from small laboratories to large scientific institutions, allowing users to use only some parts or employ it as a whole.  
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