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BiBTeX citation export for THCPR02: Target Control and Protection Systems Lessons from SNS Operations

  author       = {D.L. Humphreys},
  title        = {{Target Control and Protection Systems Lessons from SNS Operations}},
  booktitle    = {Proc. ICALEPCS'19},
  pages        = {1623--1625},
  paper        = {THCPR02},
  language     = {english},
  keywords     = {target, controls, PLC, instrumentation, neutron},
  venue        = {New York, NY, USA},
  series       = {International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems},
  number       = {17},
  publisher    = {JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland},
  month        = {08},
  year         = {2020},
  issn         = {2226-0358},
  isbn         = {978-3-95450-209-7},
  doi          = {10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2019-THCPR02},
  url          = {https://jacow.org/icalepcs2019/papers/thcpr02.pdf},
  note         = {https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2019-THCPR02},
  abstract     = {The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been in operations since 2006 and proposes a project to build a Second Target Station (STS) to effectively double potential scientific output. The SNS target controls operate in a harsh environment which includes high radiation, exposure to gaseous radionuclides, and activated liquid mercury and mercury vapor. These conditions necessitate protective interlocks and credited controls for protection functions to ensure proper response to off-normal conditions. In order to inform the design of target controls for the STS, we have examined lessons learned during SNS operations regarding the design and implementation of the control and protection systems for the first target station (FTS). This paper will examine various aspects of the performance of the target control and protection systems including reliability, maintainability and sustainability given the challenging environment created by 1.4 MW operations. Specific topics include distributed control of various target subsystems, response to loss of power, selection of nuclear grade instrumentation, and applying these lessons to the design for the STS project.},