Author: Hara, T.
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WEMMU011 Radiation Safety Interlock System for SACLA (XFEL/SPring-8) 710
  • M. Kago, T. Matsushita, N. Nariyama, C. Saji, R. Tanaka, A. Yamashita
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • Y. Asano, T. Hara, T. Itoga, Y. Otake, H. Takebe
    RIKEN/SPring-8, Hyogo, Japan
  • H. Tanaka
    RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan
  The radiation safety interlock system for SACLA (XFEL/SPring-8) protects personnel from radiation hazards. The system controls access to the accelerator tunnel, monitors the status of safety equipment such as emergency stop buttons, and gives permission for accelerator operation. The special feature of the system is a fast beam termination when the system detects an unsafe state. A total beam termination time is required less than 16.6 ms (linac operation repetition cycle: 60 Hz). Especially important is the fast beam termination when the electron beams deviates from the proper transport route. Therefore, we developed optical modules in order to transmit a signal at a high speed for a long distance (an overall length of around 700 m). An exclusive system was installed for fast judgment of a proper beam route. It is independent from the main interlock system which manages access control and so on. The system achieved a response time of less than 7ms, which is sufficient for our demand. The construction of the system was completed in February 2011 and the system commenced operation in March 2011. We will report on the design of the system and its detailed performance.  
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