Author: Boros, M.
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MOPHA009 Commissioning the Control System for Cryomodule Cryogenics Distribution System in Test Stand 2 205
  • E. Asensi Conejero, M. Boros, N. Elias, J. Fydrych, W. Hees, P.L. van Velze
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  • W. Gaj
    IFJ-PAN, Kraków, Poland
  The European Spallation Source (ESS) is currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. The superconducting section of the linear accelerator consists of three parts; 26 double-spoke cavities gathered in 13 cryomodules, 36 medium beta elliptical cavities gathered in 9 cryomodules and 84 high beta elliptical cavities gathered in 21 cryomodules. The cryomodules have to be tested in a dedicated test facility before installation in the ESS tunnel, Test Stand 2 is dedicated to the tests of the medium beta and high beta elliptical cryomodules for the ESS linear accelerator. In this paper, the authors present the commissioning of the PLC based control system for the cryogenic circuits in the elliptical cavities cryomodules. These circuits allow the circulation of gas Helium at 4.5 K and liquid Helium at 2 K to cool down the niobium cavities and reach the material superconducting state, as well as to keep a thermal shield with gas Helium at 50 K. Cryogenic valves, heaters and different sort of sensors need to be controlled and monitored to operate this system successfully from a Control Room using dedicated Operator Interfaces developed in CS-Studio and following the EPICS architecture.  
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About • paper received ※ 28 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 08 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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MOSH3001 An EPICS Channel Access Implementation on Siemens PLCs 648
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  • M. Boros
    evopro Holding Zrt., The evopro group, Budapest, Hungary
  • R.N. Fernandes
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  • B. Peceli, G. Singler
    evopro Innovation Ltd, Budapest, Hungary
  At the European Spallation Source (ESS), a neutron research facility in Sweden, most of the controls are based on PLCs and layered in the following (traditional) way: field equipment <-> PLC <-> EPICS IOC <-> high-level applications. In many situations, the EPICS IOC layer will not implement control logic per se and is only used for converting PLC tags into EPICS PVs to enable the usage of high-level applications such as CS-Studio, Archiver Appliance, and BEAST. To alleviate this (traditional) way of doing controls, we propose a simpler approach: implementation of the Channel Access (CA) protocol in the PLC layer for the latest family of Siemens PLCs to remove the EPICS IOC layer. We called it S7EPICS. S7EPICS fully respects version 13 of the CA protocol specification, and supports multiple EPICS-based client connections at the same time - e.g. CS-Studio, Archiver Appliance - without a noticeable service degradation (i.e. delays). In this paper we introduce this implementation, its architecture and workflow, benchmarking results of tests performed, and future developments that could be pursued such as authentication & authorization mechanisms using, e.g., the Arrowhead Framework.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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