Safety System design and Implementation

Particle Accelerators are sophisticated machines that, depending on the type, generate particle beams of considerable power. These beams pose potential hazards to personnel in the form of radiation. Also the accelerator subsystems can be damaged when an unanticipated event happens, e.g. a beam-induced magnet quench.

To protect man and machine, independent safety systems are foreseen. They share some properties with the central control system, while adding specific features in terms of reaction speed, reliability and traceability.

Cosylab has experience and know-how with all aspects of safety systems: