Radiation safety system (RSS) backbones: Design, engineering, fabrication and installation

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The Radiation Safety System (RSS) Backbones are part of an electrical/electronic/mechanical system insuring safe access and exclusion of personnel to areas at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator. The RSS Backbones control the safety fusible beam plugs which terminate transmission of accelerated ion beams in response to predefined conditions. Any beam or access fault of the backbone inputs will cause insertion of the beam plugs in the low energy beam transport. The Backbones serve the function of tying the beam plugs to the access control systems, beam spill monitoring systems and current-level limiting systems. In some ways the ... continued below

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Wilmarth, J.E.; Sturrock, J.C. & Gallegos, F.R. December 1, 1998.

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The Radiation Safety System (RSS) Backbones are part of an electrical/electronic/mechanical system insuring safe access and exclusion of personnel to areas at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator. The RSS Backbones control the safety fusible beam plugs which terminate transmission of accelerated ion beams in response to predefined conditions. Any beam or access fault of the backbone inputs will cause insertion of the beam plugs in the low energy beam transport. The Backbones serve the function of tying the beam plugs to the access control systems, beam spill monitoring systems and current-level limiting systems. In some ways the Backbones may be thought of as a spinal column with beam plugs at the head and nerve centers along the spinal column. The two Linac Backbone segments and experimental area segments form a continuous cable plant over 3,500 feet from beam plugs to the tip on the longest tail. The Backbones were installed in compliance with current safety standards, such as installation of the two segments in separate conduits or tray. Monitoring for ground-faults and input wiring verification was an added enhancement to the system. The system has the capability to be tested remotely.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99000690

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  • 8. beam instrumentation workshop (BIW-98), Stanford, CA (United States), 4-7 May 1998

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  • Other: DE99000690
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-1935
  • Report No.: CONF-980573--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291103
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675839

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Wilmarth, J.E.; Sturrock, J.C. & Gallegos, F.R. Radiation safety system (RSS) backbones: Design, engineering, fabrication and installation, article, December 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675839/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.