Author: Liu, S.
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THPEA026 Radiation Safety Interlock System for DCLS 3198
  • G. Wang, S. Liu, J.J. Lu, X. Xia, J.Q. Xu, Y. Xu, F. Yang
    SINAP, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS) is in the design phase currently and will be constructed in Dalian from 2013. It is a seeded HGHG-FEL, mainly consisting of one 300 MeV electron linear accelerator and one undulator. Radiation safety is one of the most important tasks for Dalian FEL. Radiation safety interlock system (RSIS) is designed to prevent personnel exposure to high radiation levels, based on the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle. RSIS controls access to the radiation protection areas and monitors safety devices. Only if all the radiation safety conditions are satisfied, then the facility will be permitted to operate. Once any condition is broken, RSIS will send a signal to stop the electron beam immediately to guarantee radiation safety. The core component of RSIS utilizes Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), which is a proven and reliable technology in the field of industrial automatic control. All safety-relevant functions of RSIS are implemented with fail-safe components. The hard wiring cable of the peripheral signals for the safety-relevant functions is redundant. The safety interlock signals are sent via a fail-proof protocol and transferred redundantly.