EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 251, 202125th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||23 August 2021|
Development of the Safety System for the Inner Tracking System of the ALICE Experiment
CERN, Esplanade des Particules 1, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Published online: 23 August 2021
During the LHC Long Shutdown 2, the ALICE experiment has undergone numerous upgrades to cope with the large amount of data expected. Among all new elements integrated into ALICE, the experiment counts with a new Inner Tracking System (ITS), with innovative pixel sensors that will substantially improve the performance of the system. The new detector is powered up through a complex Low Voltage (LV) distribution, increasing the power dissipated by the detector and requiring the installation of a large number of temperature measurement points. In 2020, a new safety system has been developed to distribute the ITS LV interlock system and to monitor the new temperature values. The safety system is based on a Siemens S7-1500 PLC device. The control application governing the PLC has been configured through the UNICOS-CPC infrastructure made at CERN for the standardisation of industrial applications. UNICOS-CPC enables both the automatisation of control tasks governing the PLC and the interface to the WinCC OA based SCADA system. This paper provides a complete description of the setup of this safety system.
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