Projects and Services

ACCESS CONTROL

Services Service Owner General Description

Access Control Service for Buildings  (SUSI)

Rui Nunes 

                           

Design, procurement, maintenance and support for physical access control systems for non-interlocked (i.e. non-accelerator) areas. 
This service element is also known by the acronym: SUSI (SUpervision des SItes)

Access Control Service for Accelerators (ZORA)

 

Rui Nunes

This service supports the design, procurement, integration, maintenance and evolution of access control and safety interlock systems, including user support, for the CERN accelerator areas. 
 - LHC Access Control & Safety Interlocks (ZORA LHC) 
 - SPS Access Control & Safety Interlocks (ZORA SPS) 
 - PS Access Control & Safety Interlocks (ZORA PS) 

SAFETY SYSTEMS

Services Service Owner General Description

Laser Safety System Service                                                                                                    

Pierre Ninin

                                                       

Management and equipping of the class 3B and 4 laser rooms

Fire & Gas Safety System Service

Silvia Grau

Specification, design, consultancy, supply, installation, renovation, operation (365 d/y, 24 h/d) and maintenance of safety alarm systems

Fire Brigade Alarm Transmission Service

Silvia Grau

Specification, design, consultancy, supply, installation, renovation, operation (365 d/y, 24 h/d) and maintenance of safety alarm transmission 

Safety System Design Service

Pierre Ninin

Complete turn-key service for the realisation of small  to large scale Personnel Protection systems. Conduct of Risk Analysis, definition of protection and mitigation barriers, definition of Safety Functions. System specification, design installation and commissionning. 

INDUSTRIAL CONTROL

Services Service Owner General Description

Control System Framework Provision Service                                                                                                      

Peter Sollander                                                                                                                         

The service offers tools and methodology to build industrial control solutions based on CERN standard frameworks: i.e. UNICOS & JCOP. The contents of the service may vary from simple support of their use, to training and active development of all the components 
 - UNICOS (UNified Industrial Control System) is a framework to develop industrial control applications. It deals with the two upper layers of a classical control system: Supervision and Control. UNICOS proposes a method to design and develop the control application which will run in commercial off-the-shelf products.
 - JCOP: The Joint COntrols Project (JCOP) is a collaboration between the LHC experiments, the PH Department and EN-ICE, the Controls Group in the Engineering Department. It was started in order to encourage the use of controls solutions developed in common by the LHC experiments and its partners in the PH and the IT Departments. 

Control System Service 

Peter Sollander

The service offers turn-key control projects in diverse domains ranging from monitoring, process control to real time systems.  The service may include a combination of software and hardware. The development is usually done together with the equipment group in charge of the overall system through a collaboration model that can be adapted to the specific needs. Also the maintenance and support can be included depending on user needs.

Control System Frontend Service

Enrique Blanco

This service provides support & consultancy for PLCs (Programmable Logic controllers), PACs (Programmable Automatoin Controllers) and IPCs (Industrial PCs) users CERN-wide. The service also decides the CERN standards in terms of frontends brands and associated hardware (e.g. local and remote I/O cards, communications cards, specialised cards) and provides tools and methodologies to standardize the use of PLCs at CERN. 

Fieldbus Service

Peter Sollander

This service provides support & consultancy for industrial fieldbuses &  communications protocols. The service restrics to the CERN standards in terms of fieldbuses and provides support in general to all communicaitons technologies employed in automation (e.g. Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP, 3964...)

Middleware Provision Service

Fernando Varela

Development and CERN-wide support of two widely used middleware: the Data Interchange Protocol (DIP) and OPC (an industrial standard for middleware) for control systems, both OPC-DA (classic) and OPC-UA (Unified Architecture). The middleware service also provides the interface between the Common Middleware (CMW from BE-CO) and the SCADA product WinCC Open Architecture. The service also covers the infrastructure required for the 24/7 operation of DIP at CERN. 

Supervision System Service

 

The service offers solutions to build supervision systems based on WinCC-OA with different degrees of functionality, scale and complexity. Depending on the particular system to be built a different solution will be advised.

INTERNALS

Services Service Owner General Description

Developer Support for Industrial Controls

Fernando Varela          

This service provides tools to standardize and ease the development, release and issue tracking of code for controls systems in the group. The service also includes the liason with IT for centrally provided services like SVN, Jira, OpenStack, etc.