Author: Giacuzzo, F.
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WEPHA097 Development of a Tango Interface for the Siemens-Based Control System of the Elettra Infrastructure Plants 1321
  • P. Michelini, I. Ferigutti, F. Giacuzzo, M. Lonza, G. Scalamera, G. Strangolino, M. Trevi
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  The control system of the Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste infrastructure plants (cooling water, air conditioning, electricity, etc.) consists of several Siemens PLCs connected by an Ethernet network and a number of management stations running the Siemens Desigo software for high-level operation and monitoring, graphical display of the process variables, automatic alarm distribution and a wide range of different data analysis features. No external interface has been realized so far to connect Desigo to the Elettra and FERMI accelerator control systems based on Tango, making it difficult for the control room operators to monitor the conventional plant operation and parameters (temperature, humidity, water pressure, etc.), which are essential for the accelerator performance and reliability. This paper describes the development of a dedicated Desigo application to make selected process variables externally visible to a specific Tango device server, which then enables the use of all the tools provided by this software framework to implement graphical interfaces, alarms, archiving, etc. New proposals and developments to expand and improve the system are also discussed.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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