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https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THCPA01
Title Safety Instrumented Systems and the AWAKE Plasma Control as a Use Case
Authors
  • E. Blanco Viñuela, H.F. Braunmuller, B. Fernández Adiego, R. Speroni
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract Safety is likely the most critical concern in many process industries, yet there is a general uncertainty on the proper engineering to reduce the risks and ensure the safety of persons or material at the same time of providing the process control system. Some of the reasons for this misperception are unclear requirements, lack of functional safety engineering knowledge or incorrect protection functionalities attributed to the BPCS (Basic Process Control System). Occasionally the control engineers are not aware of the hazards inherent to an industrial process and this causes the lack of the right design of the overall controls. This paper illustrates the engineering of the SIS (Safety Instrumented System) and the BPCS of the plasma vapour controls of the AWAKE R&D project, the first proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment in the world. The controls design and implementation refers to the IEC61511/ISA84 standard, including technological choices, design, operation and maintenance. Finally, the publication reveals usual difficulties appearing in such kind of industrial installations and the actions to be done to ensure the proper functional safety system design.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Functional Safety and Machine Protection Systems
Date 12-Oct-17   13:45–15:30
Main Classification Functional Safety and Machine Protection
Keywords ion, controls, plasma, operation, PLC
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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