The selection, development and application of PLC solutions for the Diamond Light Source

Authors: P. Amos (Diamond Light Source) , P. Hamadyk (Diamond Light Source) , M. Heron (Diamond Light Source) , H. Shiers (Diamond Light Source) , S. Lay (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: International Conference on Acclerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2007

Abstract: Diamond Light Source set out to address a wide range of control system requirements from process control to interlocking with a minimum number of PLC types. This resulted in standardisation of PLC's from just two manufactureres. Siemens was chosen for high end process control and Omron for a variety of other applications including interlocking and protection> These were then applied to a large number of applications which have been addressed wherever possible using standard solutions. The details of this approach, and solutions managed through it, including procurement of turn key systems by industry, and how future obsolesce is being addressd are all described.

Subject Areas: Engineering

Technical Areas: Controls