Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Europe/Paris timezone

Evolution of an Alarm System: Merging Old Accelerators with New Installations

Oct 18, 2017, 4:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster Accelerator Control 11- Poster Session


Gregory Marr (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


The Collider-Accelerator Department’s Main Control Room Operators at Brookhaven National Laboratory have long used an alarm display as a first-line diagnostic for failures in our accelerator chain, as well as a tool to prevent or minimize downtime. Our method of monitoring and tracking alarms has evolved as the accelerator complex has grown, and with new systems being commissioned the burden of sorting through relevant alarms has increased dramatically. This presentation will discuss: our strategy for alarm management, our current issues with integrating new installations, nuisance alarms, and dealing with high volumes of alarm data.

Primary author

Gregory Marr (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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