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Title: LANSCE beam current limiter

The Radiation Security System (RSS) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) provides personnel protection from prompt radiation due to accelerated beam. Active instrumentation, such as the Beam Current Limiter, is a component of the RSS. The current limiter is designed to limit the average current in a beam line below a specific level, thus minimizing the maximum current available for a beam spill accident. The beam current limiter is a self-contained, electrically isolated toroidal beam transformer which continuously monitors beam current. It is designed as fail-safe instrumentation. The design philosophy, hardware design, operation, and limitations of the device are described.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
251360
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--96-1570; CONF-9605173--3
ON: DE96011229; TRN: 96:015200
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. workshop on beam instrumentation, Argonne, IL (United States), 6-9 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LANL; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; BEAM CURRENTS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; CONTROL; DESIGN; OPERATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; BEAM MONITORS; CALIBRATION