Beam-limiting and radiation-limiting interlocks

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This paper reviews several aspects of beam-limiting and radiation- limiting interlocks used for personnel protection at high-intensity accelerators. It is based heavily on the experience at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) where instrumentation-based protection is used extensively. Topics include the need for ``active`` protection systems, system requirements, design criteria, and means of achieving and assessing acceptable reliability. The experience with several specific devices (ion chamber-based beam loss interlock, beam current limiter interlock, and neutron radiation interlock) designed and/or deployed to these requirements and criteria is evaluated.

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Macek, R.J. April 1, 1996.

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This paper reviews several aspects of beam-limiting and radiation- limiting interlocks used for personnel protection at high-intensity accelerators. It is based heavily on the experience at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) where instrumentation-based protection is used extensively. Topics include the need for ``active`` protection systems, system requirements, design criteria, and means of achieving and assessing acceptable reliability. The experience with several specific devices (ion chamber-based beam loss interlock, beam current limiter interlock, and neutron radiation interlock) designed and/or deployed to these requirements and criteria is evaluated.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008145

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  • 9. international congress on radiation protection and general assembly of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), Vienna (Austria), 14-19 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96008145
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-443
  • Report No.: CONF-960409--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231289
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669424

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Macek, R.J. Beam-limiting and radiation-limiting interlocks, article, April 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669424/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.