Control System Design Philosophy for Effective Operations and Maintenance

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A well-designed control system facilitates the functions of machine operation, maintenance and development. In addition, the overall effectiveness of the control system can be greatly enhanced by providing reliable mechanisms for coordination and communication, ensuring that these functions work in concert. For good operability, the information presented to operators should be consistent and easy to understand. The user interfaces should be simple to customize. A maintainable system allows a broken element to be quickly identified and repaired while leaving the balance of the system available. In a research and development environment, the control system must meet the frequently changing requirements ... continued below

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White, Karen S. & Bickley, Matthew November 1, 2001.

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A well-designed control system facilitates the functions of machine operation, maintenance and development. In addition, the overall effectiveness of the control system can be greatly enhanced by providing reliable mechanisms for coordination and communication, ensuring that these functions work in concert. For good operability, the information presented to operators should be consistent and easy to understand. The user interfaces should be simple to customize. A maintainable system allows a broken element to be quickly identified and repaired while leaving the balance of the system available. In a research and development environment, the control system must meet the frequently changing requirements of a variety of customers. This means the system must be flexible enough to allow for ongoing modifications with minimal disruptions to operations. Beyond the hardware and software elements of the control system, appropriate processes must be in place to maximize system uptime and allow people to work efficiently. Processes that provide automatic electronic communication ensure that information is not lost and reaches its destination in a timely fashion. This paper discusses how these control system design and quality issues have been applied at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. *This work was supported by the U.S. DOE contract No. DE-AC05-84ER40150.

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  • ICALEPCS 2001, San Jose, CA (US), 11/27/2001--11/30/2001

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  • Report No.: JLAB-ACE-01-12
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/40150-1947
  • Grant Number: AC05-84ER40150
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 788813
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720342

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White, Karen S. & Bickley, Matthew. Control System Design Philosophy for Effective Operations and Maintenance, article, November 1, 2001; Newport News, Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720342/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.