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Title Cryogenics Monitoring and Control System for EMBL Facilities at PETRA III
  • M. Bueno, S. Fiedler, L. Kolwicz-Chodak, J. Meyer, U. Ristau
    EMBL, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract At the integrated facility for structural biology of the EMBL at PETRA III on the DESY campus in Hamburg, several devices need cryogenic cooling with liquid nitrogen (LN2): cryo-coolers for the DCMs, cold gas stream units for cryo-crystallography (cryo-stream) at the beamlines and for an automatic crystal harvesting system, robotic sample mounting systems at the beamlines (MARVINs) and an additional one for sample transfer from the automatic crystal harvesting system. The cryo-coolers and phase separator are connected to the central LN2 supply operated by DESY. A local LN2 phase separator installed above one the beamlines is supplying the cryo-streams, the MARVIN systems and LN2 emergency reservoir. For the cryogenic devices local servers and clients exist that monitor and operate the corresponding sensors, actuators and provide the safety logic. In addition, the local cryo-clients are integrated in a cryogenics supervision client. The supervision client allows password protected access at a monitoring level, an operator and an expert level. At the monitoring level, it offers a fast overview of the status of all sub-systems at one glance. At the higher access levels, also the control of the cryogenic sub-systems is accessible. The application can be used from remote via a VPN connection, TeamViewer software or a web client (in preparation). Because of the heterogeneity of the cryogenic devices different protocols such as TINE, EtherCAT, ADS-OCX (BECKHOFF Automation) and EPICS for interfacing had to be applied.
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Conference MEDSI2020
Series Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation (11th)
Location Chicago, IL, USA
Date 24-29 July 2021
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial Board Yifei Jaski (ANL, Lemont, IL, USA); Patric Den Hartog (ANL, Lemont, IL, USA); Kelly Jaje (ANL, Lemont, IL, USA); Volker R.W. Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Online ISBN 978-3-95450-229-5
Online ISSN 2673-5520
Received 29 July 2021
Accepted 27 September 2021
Issue Date 03 November 2021
DOI doi:10.18429/JACoW-MEDSI2020-TUPB11
Pages 167-170
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